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2015 ASCD Annual Conference and Exhibit Show

70th ASCD Annual Conference and Exhibit Show

March 21–23, 2015, Houston, Tex.

Discover new ideas and practical strategies that deliver real results for students.



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March 2015 | Volume 72 | Number 6

Culturally Diverse Classrooms

Feature Articles

Inviting All Students to Learn

Hilary Dack and Carol Ann Tomlinson

How to differentiate instruction without stereotyping students.

The Problem We Still Live With

Bárbara C. Cruz

Civil dialogue has become an endangered practice, yet it is very teachable.

What It Takes for English Learners to Succeed

Jana Echevarria, Nancy Frey and Doug Fisher

A growing research base suggests ways teachers can facilitate English learners' access to the core curriculum.

The Story Behind Ferguson

Richard Rothstein

A look at the policies that have led to segregated neighborhoods—and why we need to teach students about racial history.

Equity Literacy for All

Paul C. Gorski and Katy Swalwell

Teaching through the lens of equity requires looking closely at curriculum and culture.

Homeless—And Doubled Up

Vicky Dill

When students live in crowded, chaotic conditions, they may feel no place is home.

Border Kids in the Home of the Brave

Susan Zimmerman-Orozco

As an influx of immigrant students pours into local schools—some traumatized, some without formal schooling—schools reach for ways to support them.

Special Topic / Still Teaching in Spite of It All

Sonia Nieto

Teachers who haven't abandoned their profession tell why they think it is so worthwhile to stay.

Rethinking Bilingual Instruction

Patricia Gándara

The benefits of bilingualism range from academic to economic, social to political, intellectual to psychological.

What Latino Students Want from School

Jason G. Irizarry

What marginalizes students at school, and what helps them feel they belong?

Columns / Departments

Double Take

Reviews, research, and relevant reads.

Research Says / Simple Interventions Boost Self-Esteem

Bryan Goodwin

"Stealthy" actions can reinforce a student's self-worth.

Show & Tell: A Video Column / Meaningful Vocabulary Learning

Doug Fisher and Nancy Frey

How to close the word gaps that persist for many children. Watch the video.

Power Up! / The Culturally Proficient Technologist

Doug Johnson

Tech-savvy strategies to reach students from all backgrounds.

Principal Connection / Responding to Ferguson

Thomas R. Hoerr

When a community is hurt and fearful, how does a school begin a dialogue?

One to Grow On / The Caring Teacher's Manifesto

Carol Ann Tomlinson

What it means to care about—and care for—all students

EL Takeaways

What We Need to Know About Diversity


"The Place That I Call Home"

Linda Christensen

A unit on gentrification opens students' eyes to how their neighborhood was built, dismantled, and built again.

Making Diverse Classrooms Safer for Learning

Margery B. Ginsberg

Insights on how cultural values shape perspectives on efficiency, punctuality, individuality, and more.

A Welcome for Every Student

Karen N. Nemeth

How to send the message that all are respected at school.

Engaging Parents as Coteachers

Zoila Tazi, Amanda M. Gunning and Meghan E. Marrero

A program for both Spanish-speaking and English-speaking families introduces science activities that kids and parents try at home.

Teaching "Ferguson"

Stephanie Teachout

An elementary school guides its students to talk respectfully about race.

EL Study Guide

Teresa Preston

InService Guest Bloggers

Vicky Dill and Linda Christensen

EL Video Interview

Margery B. Ginsberg explains how educators can identify and respect diverse cultural norms that students may bring to the classroom.

Watch This Spot

Learn how reading aloud encourages ELLs to write in English in this clip from Raising the Literacy Achievement of English Language Learners.