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2015 ASCD Conference on Teaching Excellence

2015 ASCD Conference on Teaching Excellence

June 2628, 2015
Nashville, Tenn.

Invest in the power of great instruction and learn how to leverage it in classrooms and school districts.



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April 2015 | Volume 57 | Number 4

Writing a Master Plan

Feature Articles

Writing a Master Plan

Laura Varlas

Have you fallen prey to the "twin sins" of lesson planning? Learn how to plan with the end game in mind while avoiding the trap of day-to-day micromanaging.

Music on the Brain

Sarah McKibben

A strong music program—rooted in research and aligned with a school's vision—conveys that "the value of education is much greater than performance on a standardized test."


Re: Leadership / Whole Child: From Rhetoric to Results

Judy Seltz

With more than half of U.S. public school children living in poverty, ASCD Executive Director Judy Seltz implores us to respond with a whole child, whole family, whole community approach.

Road Tested / The Three No's Students Want to Hear

Rose Reissman

By answering "no" to three common questions, teachers can liberate students from the constraints of scripted learning.

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Read an exclusive interview with Pete Hall and Alisa Simeral—authors of Teach, Reflect, Learn—in the April edition of Marketplace, a new feature of Education Update. Click here to view the PDF.