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Educational LeadershipOctober 2017 / Volume 75, Number 2Unleashing Problem Solvers
Middle Schoolers Go GlobalMark Wise and Jay McTigheA district’s five-day global challenge turns students into problem solvers and transforms teaching and learning.
Inviting Uncertainty into the ClassroomRonald A. BeghettoFive strategies to help students to develop the skills needed to address complex problems.
From Answer-Getters to Problem SolversMike FlynnIn math, three-act tasks can foster deeper thinking and greater engagement.
Turning Teaching Upside Down Cathy L. SeeleyStudents can learn more when teachers give them space to wrestle with a math problem.
Think Inside the BoxJohn SpencerEmbracing the limits of creative constraint is one key to problem solving.
Problem Solving in PracticeKim Greene, Jeff Heyck-Williams, and Elicia Timpson GraySolar-powered tents, Jamestown narratives, and robot designs—what student problem solving looks like in action.
Making a World of Difference by Looking LocallyEthan Lowenstein and Gregory SmithHow place- and community-based education can broaden the classroom—and your students’ viewpoints.
Building Students’ Sense of Agency Shari Tishman and Edward P. ClappPractices inspired by the maker movement can hone students’ sensitivity to design.
Kidding Around with Design ThinkingJaunine Fouché and Joel CrowleyA residential school stresses applied learning for elementary students—and that includes keeping the baby goats safe.
The STEAM-Powered Classroom Charlie HarperAn instructional coach makes a bold case for integrating problem-based learning across the curriculum.
Reading, Writing,… and Arithmetic?Dan SussmanAn English teacher tests a problem-based instructional approach borrowed from math.
COLUMNS / DEPARTMENTS
Perspectives/RX for Learning?Anthony Rebora
Research Matters/Helping Students Develop Schemas Bryan GoodwinLet’s show students the processes experts use to tackle complex problems.
Show & Tell: A Video Column/Apprenticing Students into a Way of ThinkingDouglas Fisher and Nancy Frey Three strategies to help students develop problem-solving mental habits.
The Techy Teacher/Putting Them in the Driver’s SeatCatlin TuckerGive students the freedom and tech range to become problem solvers.
Principal Connection/Group Effectiveness Is No AccidentThomas R. HoerrPurpose and participation lead to more meaningful meetings.
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Confronting Inequity/Cultivating Problem Solvers in Shifting Cultural ContextsH. Richard Milner IVLet’s prepare students to solve key life and social problems.
One to Grow On/Catalysts for Creativity Carol Ann TomlinsonCreativity is a process, not a eureka moment.
ASCD Community in Action
EL Takeaways/Insights on Problem Solving
Problem Solving in Education: A Global ImperativeDennis Shirley and Pak Tee NgWhen it comes to teaching problem solving, many U.S. schools may need to play catch up.
Five Practices to Unleash Problem Solvers Lisa Watts Lawton An elementary teacher on helping students develop the ‘Four C’s’ of critical thinking, creativity, communication, and collaboration.
Tell Me About . . ./A Problem-Solving Activity that Energizes Studentswww.ascd.org/el1017tellmeabout
Video: Best Practices for Fostering Problem-Solving SkillsAccomplished educators share insights on cultivating creativity and problem solving in the classroom.
Inservice Guest BloggersRonald A. Beghetto, and Charlie Harperhttp://inservice.ascd.org
EL Study Guide/Problems of Practicewww.ascd.org/el1017studyguide
Educational LeadershipSeptember 2016 / Volume 74, Number 1Relationships First
What to Do in Week One? Rick Wormeli The first days of school set the learning dynamic for the year ahead.
Correcting Our Connecting Eric Toshalis Are you demanding trust too soon? How do you respond to anger? Questions to ask to make your student outreach more effective.
Unlocking Boys’ Potential Michael C. ReichertHow to help boys want to learn from you.
The Trauma-Sensitive Teacher Susan E. Craig Insights on how trauma influences the brain—and how to reach children suffering from its aftermath.
More Than a Safe Space Michael Sadowski What LGBTQ students seek is what every student deserves: safety and belonging.
Helping Black and Latino Males SucceedRobert Jackson Lessons about pride, insecurity, and the need to be respected.
Building Bridges with Students Who Have ADHDLisa Medoff Tips on how to reach kids whose behavior might puzzle you.
Let Care Shine Through Elizabeth Bondy and Elyse HambacherCaring for students is a moral imperative, a way to take steps toward social justice.
The Principal Factor Tim WesterbergFrom being visible to modeling respect, these six principles for principals are central.
Choosing to Be Positive Stephanie M. Jones, Rebecca Bailey, Gretchen Brion-Meisels, and Ann ParteeHow to handle those moments when you must decide: How should I address this behavior?
Classrooms that Put People First John HaywardIdeas to abide by as you continue to get to know your students.
What My Refugee Students Taught Me Sidney Brown Justice was the theme that year; building bridges, the challenge.
Perspectives/How Does Trust Happen?Marge Scherer
Research Matters/“High Touch” Is Crucial for “High Tech” Students Bryan GoodwinThe cyber generation needs more than online-only connections.
Show & Tell: A Video Column/2 x 10 Conversations Doug Fisher and Nancy FreyIn two minutes a day, you can begin a problem-solving process for improving behavior.
The Techy Teacher/Don’t Waste the First WeekCatlin TuckerSome low- and medium-tech ways to break the ice.
Principal Connection/New School Year Resolutions Thomas R. HoerrIf you want to achieve your new initiatives, share your new ideas.
One to Grow On/Fox Taming and TeachingCarol Ann TomlinsonWhat the fox taught the child and vice versa.
EL Takeaways/The 4th R: Relationships
Tokens of ConnectionTheresa Crowley Tools to use one-on-one with students, especially those who may lack trust.
Take a Tip from the CubsJames Fornaciari Help your kids develop a mission, work as a team, and recapture the joy of learning.
Cs for Effective TeachingChristopher EmdinHow building positive relationships and creating an academically challenging classroom go hand in hand.
One Chapter at a TimeCherish R. Skinker Her passion for To Kill a Mockingbird left a lasting impression on her students.
Tell Me About. . .How you connected with a hard-to-reach student.
EL Study GuideKim Greene
EL Interview Baruti Kafele talks about the benefits of the Young Men’s Empowerment Program and how teachers can build relationships with students whose backgrounds differ from their own.
Inservice Guest BloggersMichael Sadowski and Lisa Medoff