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As change initiatives come and go, you can handle each one with this guide's 10-step management plan. ASCD author and veteran educator Jeffrey Benson provides you with a change model that can be successfully adapted to almost all program initiatives. A series of checklists and worksheets help you
Whether your change initiatives are small or large, simple or complex, this is the guide you need to ensure that they are implemented with care and for optimal effectiveness.
(ASCD Arias publication, 2015) 5" x 7 3/4", 56 pages
Improving classroom discussion begins with transforming the roles of students and teachers. This guide details crucial teaching practices to help students take a leading role in their learning. Filled with tips, strategies, and examples, this guide can show any teacher how to better help students speak and listen to one another in ways that help them make meaning and increase their understanding.
Educator Alexis Wiggins provides a step-by-step guide for the implementation of Spider Web Discussion, covering everything from introducing the technique to creating rubrics for discussion self-assessment to the nuts-and-bolts of charting the conversations and using the data collected for formative assessment. She also shares troubleshooting tips, ideas for assessment and group grading, and the experiences of real teachers and students who use the technique to develop and share content knowledge in a way that’s both revolutionary and truly inspiring.