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Summer 2004 | Volume 61
Educational Leadership's publishing schedule is currently on its summer hiatus; we will return in early September with a theme issue on "Teaching for Meaning." In the meantime, we invite you to read a sampling of articles from the 2003-2004 publishing year.
Whether you are a new ASCD member, missed these articles the first time around, or just want to reread some of the cream of the crop, we hope you enjoy The Best of Educational Leadership 2003-2004. These articles were handpicked by our editorial staff and represent Educational Leadership's rich mix of diverse perspectives and valuable insights.
Here's to a relaxing and enriching summer.
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Robert J. Marzano and Jana S. Marzano
The authors of Classroom Management That Works propose strategies for changing the social dynamics of a class and offer strategies for maintaining appropriate levels of dominance and cooperation while remaining sensitive to student needs. (From “Building Classroom Relationships,” September 2003.)
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The founder of All Kinds of Minds tells how to foster students' strengths and manage their learning differences. (From “Teaching All Students,” October 2003.)
Richard F. Elmore
The author enumerates the flaws in NCLB and outlines principles for real school improvement. (From “The Challenges of Accountability,” November 2003.)
Education consultant Heidi Hayes Jacobs explains that preparing students for tomorrow requires that we thoughtfully reexamine and rethink the curriculum—a task that curriculum mapping can help us do. (From “New Needs, New Curriculum,” December 2003/January 2004.)
James W. Stigler and James Hiebert
The TIMSS video studies provide a picture of what happens in mathematics classrooms in the United States and in other countries and help identify our top priority: improving the quality of U.S. teaching practice. (From “Improving Achievement in Math and Science,” February 2004.)
Connie Juel and Rebecca Deffes
Instruction that encourages students to actively analyze word meanings by anchoring new words in multiple contexts is far more effective than simply talking about word meaning in the context of reading. (From “What Research Says About Reading,” March 2004.)
Richard H. Ackerman and Pat Maslin-Ostrowski
To transform a wounding crisis into a positive learning experience, school leaders must confront their vulnerabilities. (From “Leading in Tough Times,” April 2004.)
Pedro A. Noguera
An observational study in 10 Boston high schools reveals that to succeed, school reform efforts must engage teachers, parents, and students and make sure stakeholders understand the purpose of reforms. (From “Schools as Learning Communities,” May 2004.)
The author of Once Upon a Time When We Were Colored describes growing up in segregated Mississippi and reflects on the legacy of a community that overcame poverty and racial discrimination as it instilled in the younger generation a desire to make a difference. (From “Schools as Learning Communities,” May 2004.)
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