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2014 ASCD Conference on Educational Leadership

2014 ASCD Conference on Educational Leadership

October 31–November 2, 2014, Orlando, Fla.

Learn the secrets to great leadership practices, and get immediate and practical solutions that address your needs.



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October 2014 | Volume 72 | Number 2

Instruction That Sticks

Feature Articles

Strategies That Make Learning Last

Daniel T. Willingham

How do students usually study—and what are some better ways?

Reading Moves: What Not to Do

Richard L. Allington

Why we should discontinue low-level questioning in favor of meaningful discussions.

Making Cooperative Learning Powerful

Robert E. Slavin

Five strategies to make sure teamwork results in learning.

Learning Targets on Parade

Susan M. Brookhart and Connie M. Moss

Line up your lessons and ask: Does each lead to the next?

Content-Rich Instruction in Preschool

Susan B. Neuman

What does an excellent preschool class look like?

The Science of Successful Learning

Henry L. Roediger III

Introducing some "desirable difficulties" helps students remember for the long term.

The Quest for Mastery

Joseph F. Johnson, Cynthia L. Uline and Lynne G. Perez

In high-functioning urban schools, collaborative planning drives instruction.

Teaching Between Desks

Bradley A. Ermeling and Genevieve Graff-Ermeling

How to maximize instruction as you are walking around the room.

Uncovering the Math Curriculum

Marilyn Burns

Teaching for understanding demands going beyond basic procedures.

Don't Just Sit There . . . Pay Attention!

Wendy L. Ostroff

Especially for young children, movement helps students think.

Columns / Departments

Double Take

Reviews, research, and relevant reads.

Research Says / Which Strategy Works Best?

Bryan Goodwin

To support long-term memory, timing is key.

Show & Tell / Midcourse Corrections

Doug Fisher and Nancy Frey

How to check for understanding and collect timely feedback.

Power Up! / Who Owns That Course?

Doug Johnson

Why schools need policies about teacher-created materials.

Principal Connection / Authority in an Age of Distrust

Thomas R. Hoerr

No title, degree, or position grants a leader trust. What will?

One to Grow On / The Stage as a Classroom

Carol Ann Tomlinson

Directing students in plays teaches kids and teachers valuable lessons.

EL Takeaways

Six Strategies for Instruction That Sticks


"The Boss of My Brain"

Donna Wilson and Marcus Conyers

How metacognitive thinking can spur learning gains.

How to Combine Rigor with Engagement

Sarah Fine and Jal Mehta

How schools can deepen learning for students.

The Right Questions

Dan Rothstein and Luz Santana

Instruction takes root when students ask their own questions.

Move It or Lose it!

Linnea Lyding, Debby Zambo and Cory Cooper Hansen

Adding a kinesthetic component boosts students' understanding.

EL Study Guide

Teresa Preston

ASCD Guest Bloggers

Robert Slavin, Susan Brookhart, Dan Rothstein and Luz Santana

Watch This Spot

This month's video about task rotation is from the DVD The Strategic Teacher.