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A tale of two stories
A tale of two stories

Is school a place where students write their own stories -- or a place where stories are imposed and students must accept them? How teachers and students can use the metaphor of life as a story to help them reflect upon the nature of school and their rela

Where do we grow from here?
Where do we grow from here?

ASCD CEO Ranjit Sidhu talks with SmartBrief Education about the lessons learned from the past year and what they mean for education and ASCD moving forward.

Improve decisions, experiences with 4 reflection methods
Improve decisions, experiences with 4 reflection methods

True reflection can lead to better, more useful insights.

How schools can close the homework gap with the Emergency Connectivity Fund
How schools can close the homework gap with the Emergency Connectivity Fund

The FCC has approved the final rules of the $7.17 billion Emergency Connectivity Fund, aimed at tackling the digital divide plaguing millions of students. Here’s how it works.

How leaders can stay grounded in the present
How leaders can stay grounded in the present

Reflecting on the here and now and breaking down goals into manageable parts help.

Fear of normalcy
Fear of normalcy

How educators can conquer worries about returning to what was

Formative assessment for any learning landscape
Formative assessment for any learning landscape

The education landscape continues to shift as schools resume in-person instruction. Tips for applying formative assessment no matter your learning environment.

From connections to community
From connections to community

How can we make sure we move from simple connections to rich community? Three steps to get us there.

Principal uses TikTok to connect, celebrate his school
Principal uses TikTok to connect, celebrate his school

A parody of a Justin Timberlake song to talk about plexiglass in classrooms and other funny videos have made elementary school principal Nick Holtvluwer a hit on TikTok and other social platforms. See how he does it.

Staying the course
Staying the course

How to be prudent as we move from response to recovery.

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