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You know the leadership practices that matter most are the ones that have proven to positively affect student achievement. This book puts you on the journey to acquiring those practices by drawing on in-depth stories of school leaders from across the United States. Balancing when and how to maintain the status quo with when and how to challenge it is often the difference between effective and ineffective leadership. Learn how a balanced approach—melding purposeful change with continuous maintenance—makes school leaders more effective in implementing the three fundamental components of leadership:
(ASCD book copublished with McREL, 2015) 8 1/2" x 11", 112 pages
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Increasing students’ vocabulary is vital to their reading and learning success, and promoting the use of academic language in speech and writing will also encourage further understanding. In this guide, you will find strategies, games, and classroom essentials you can use to create vocab lesson plans that are both exciting and effective. Discover ways to engage students in vocab learning with word walls, learning stations, and brain-compatible lessons. Explore strategies and rubrics for assessing vocabulary learning, and plan how to team with your colleagues to increase vocabulary across your grade level or school.
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.