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December 1, 2017
Vol. 75
No. 4

ASCD Community in Action

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New ASCD Global Affiliates

Over the past year, the ASCD Board of Directors has approved applications to launch new international affiliates as part of ASCD's commitment to giving its important work greater worldwide influence. We are pleased to welcome our newest international affiliates, Pakistan ASCD, Micronesia ASCD, Kenya ASCD, and Ghana ASCD! These dedicated teams of educators will help extend ASCD's mission to champion the Whole Child and provide quality professional learning that will improve teaching to benefit students.
If you know of educators outside the United States who may be excellent candidates to launch an ASCD affiliate in their countries, direct them to to learn more and apply.
Download new resources from experts like Thomas R. Hoerr, Kristin Souers, and Martha Kaufeldt on mental health and social-emotional learning from ASCD myTeachSource, a professional learning platform featuring hundreds of research-based best practices, videos, and tools for your classroom. Visit to start your free two-week trial today!

Resources to Support Mental Health

Fostering Resilient Learners: Strategies for Creating a Trauma-Sensitive Classroom (ASCD, 2016) by Kristin Souers with Pete Hall. Stock no. 116014. $21.56 (member); $26.95 (non-member).
This award-winning book explores how trauma disrupts learning and explains how to create a safe space where all students can learn.
Teaching to Strengths: Supporting Students Living with Trauma, Violence, and Chronic Stress (ASCD, 2017) by Debbie Zacarian, Lourdes Alvarez-Ortiz, and Judie Haynes. Stock no. 117035. $23.16 (member); $28.95 (non-member).
This book outlines a comprehensive, collaborative approach to teaching students living with trauma, violence, and chronic stress that focuses on students' strengths and resiliency.
The Well-Balanced Teacher: How to Work Smarter and Stay Sane Inside the Classroom and Out (ASCD, 2010) by Mike Anderson. Stock no. 111004. $18.36 (member); $22.95 (non-member).
This book is designed to improve the way that teachers care for themselves in five key areas, so that they may more effectively attend to the needs of their students.

Upcoming ASCD Conferences

Get details about these upcoming conferences at
ASCD Empower18 March 24–26, 2018 Boston, MA
This is a conference designed by educators, for educators, where you can create your own personalized learning experience to transform education and ignite a spark in your students.
2018 Conference on Teaching Excellence June 29 – July 1, 2018 Dallas, TX
Attend the 2018 Conference on Teaching Excellence for proven solutions, game-changing ideas, and the tools you need to transform student learning.

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