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Moving past noise and silence by welcoming voice
Moving past noise and silence by welcoming voice

3 ways to encourage a group’s silent ones to speak up and the loudest voices to tone down.

Don’t let "what was" get in the way of "what’s next"
Don’t let "what was" get in the way of "what’s next"

Get out of a rut -- or stop spinning your wheels -- by embracing the opportunities of new challenges.

Better decision-making can come from patience 
Better decision-making can come from patience 

Take the time to understand what people are thinking, why they are thinking it and how to bridge any gaps.

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.

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