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September 1, 2018
Vol. 76
No. 1

ASCD Community in Action

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Classroom Management

Interested in Serving on ASCD's Board of Directors?

Do you want to have an impact on ASCD's future? The Nominations Committee is seeking qualified candidates to apply to run for a position on the ASCD Board of Directors in 2019. The application process opened on August 1, 2018, and completed applications are due by September 30, 2018.
Visit for information on qualifications for office and the time commitment involved (Board members serve four-year terms) and to apply. Contact ASCD's governance unit at with any questions.

Resources for Better Classroom Management

Discipline with Dignity: How to Build Responsibility, Relationships, and Respect in Your Classroom, 4th Edition (ASCD, 2018) by Richard Curwin, Allen Mendler, and Brian Mendler. Stock no. 118018. $23.16 (member); $28.95 (non-member).
This revised and updated edition outlines a comprehensive, affirming approach to discipline that helps all teachers build respect and foster academic success in the classroom.
Doing Poorly on Purpose: Strategies to Reverse Underachievement and Respect Student Dignity, (ASCD, 2018) by James R. Delisle. Stock no. 118023. $21.56 (member); $26.95 (non-member).
Smart, underachieving students need the reassurance that they are capable, valuable, and worth listening to despite their low academic performance.
Real Engagement: How Do I Help My Students Become Motivated, Confident, and Self-Directed Learners? (ASCD Arias, 2015) by Allison Zmuda and Robyn R. Jackson. Stock no. SF115056. $9.99 (member); $12.99 (non-member).
Go beyond compliance to real engagement with smart, concrete strategies for improving classroom assignments, assessments, and learning environments.

Upcoming ASCD Conferences

Get details about these upcoming conferences.
2018 Conference on Educational Leadership
November 2–4, 2018
Nashville, TN
Whether your leadership imperatives are in a classroom, a school, or systemwide, this event will address your needs with practical solutions.
ASCD Empower19
March 16–18, 2019
Chicago, IL
Join education leaders at a conference developed for educators by educators to empower you to transform learning for your students and schools.

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