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May 1, 2016
Vol. 73
No. 8

ASCD Community in Action

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Join ASCD's Nominations Committee

Interested in serving on ASCD's 2016 Nominations Committee? Visit to access the application form, as well as to find information on the Nominations Committee's charge and the qualifications for service and time commitment required. Applications must be submitted between May 1 and May 31, 2016. Please contact ASCD's Governance Unit with any questions.

Whole Child Symposium on Engagement Gap

Join us on the evening of May 4, 2016 for ASCD's fourth Whole Child Symposium about the engagement gap. Experts and practitioners will tackle the question of how to make every school and every classroom an engaging environment for all learners. This forum, hosted for educators and by educators to discuss pressing education issues, will feature Russell Quaglia, founder and president of the Quaglia Institute for Student Aspirations; Kaya Henderson, chancellor of Washington, D.C., public schools; and Bena Kallick, ASCD author and international consultant in group dynamics, creative and critical thinking, and alternative assessment strategies.
Attend the event in person at the Newseum in Washington, D.C., or stream it live to your school and staff. Both in-person and online participants can ask questions, debate issues, and suggest solutions using #WCS16 on Twitter. For more information, to register, or to view videos of past symposia, visit

Resources about the Education Profession

Effective Supervision: Supporting the Art and Science of Teaching (ASCD, 2011) by Robert J. Marzano, Tony Frontier, and David Livingston. Stock No. 110019. $22.95 (member); $28.95 (non-member).
Building Teachers' Capacity for Success: A Collaborative Approach for Coaches and School Leaders (ASCD, 2008) by Pete Hall and Alisa Simeral. Stock No. 109002. $22.95 (member); $29.95 (non-member).
The Inspired Teacher: How to Know One, Grow One, or Be One (ASCD, 2009) by Carol Frederick Steele. Stock No. 108051. $12.95 (member); $16.95 (non-member).
Never Work Harder Than Your Students and Other Principles of Great Teaching (ASCD, 2009) by Robyn R. Jackson. Stock No. 109001. $20.95 (member); $26.95 (non-member).
Stress-Busting Strategies for Teachers: How Do I Manage the Pressures of Teaching? (ASCD Arias, 2014) by M. Nora Mazzone and Barbara J. Miglionico. Stock No. SF114071. $9.99 (member); $12.99 (non-member).
The Well-Balanced Teacher: How to Work Smarter and Stay Sane Inside the Classroom and Out (ASCD, 2010) by Mike Anderson. Stock No. 111004. $12.95 (member); $17.95 (non-member).

Learning for Life: Not Just for Students

As educators, we strive to instill a love of learning in our students and provide them with the skills they'll need for success in life beyond school. However, this means we must continue to be learners ourselves, growing as teachers, leaders, and team members. Browse featured resources to learn how you can strengthen your professional practice and better prepare your students—and yourself—for life today and tomorrow.

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