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First, Discover Their Strengths Thomas Armstrong A neurodiversity perspective explains why educators must focus on students’ assets.
Cracking the Behavior Code Nancy Rappaport and Jessica MinahanSteps to decipher the reasons for students’ behaviors—and preventative ways to intervene.
Joining Hands Against BullyingRichard Weissbourd and Stephanie JonesBullying is far less likely to take root in schools where caring is the norm.
Chaos in Kindergarten? Jenna BilmesTeaching social and emotional skills can do much to quell the clamor.
Ferrari Engines, Bicycle Brakes Edward Hallowell Treating ADHD is all about strengthening the brakes.
Call Me Different, Not DifficultJohn Elder Robison How autism looks from the inside.
Tourette Syndrome in the Classroom Amanda CoffmanWhich accommodations make the difference for students with Tourette syndrome?
Ending School AvoidanceMichele Casoli-Reardon, Nancy Rappaport, Deborah Kulick, and Sarah ReinfeldInsights about students who don’t want to attend school and strategies to curtail excessive absenteeism.
How Other Countries “Do Discipline” Richard Arum and Karly FordA look at how countries around the world establish authority, enforce behavior codes, and ensure fairness.
Five Myths About Student Discipline Laurie BoydAn administrator’s rationale for establishing a schoolwide behavior plan.
Empowering Young Black MalesBaruti K. KafeleStatistics show that the U.S. education system is failing far too many black students.
From Discipline to Relationships William L. SterrettNothing is more important than paying attention to school climate, this former principal says.
100 Repetitions Jeffrey Benson “Again and again and again and again.”
Columns and Departments
PerspectivesA Tale of Two TeachersMarge Scherer
8 Double TakeReviews, research, and relevant reads.
80 Art and Science of TeachingThe Many Uses of Exit SlipsRobert J. MarzanoExit slips provide quick perspectives on students’ understanding.
82 Research SaysFor Positive Behavior, Involve PeersBryan Goodwin and Kirsten Miller“It takes a village” is more than a cliché.
84 Power Up!On Board with BYODDoug Johnson Make “Bring Your Own Device” an effective policy.
86 Principal Connection“Your Candidate Sucks!”Has election year rancor invaded your school?
88 One to Grow OnRising to the Challenge of Challenging BehaviorCarol Ann TomlinsonSometimes you have to be half pit bull and half Mother Teresa.
90 Tell Me About . . . What You Learned from a Challenging StudentFind readers’ stories here and online, and contribute your own response to an upcoming question.
92 Index to Advertisers
94 ASCD Community in ActionNews and resources from ASCD.
96 EL TakeawaysSeven Things to Remember About Teaching Students Who Challenge Us.
“Another One of Those Days” Mike Anderson Thinking ahead about how to handle disruptions and distractions.
Eight Things Skilled Teachers Think, Say, and DoLarry Ferlazzo When students test you—and they will—do what the master teachers do. Includes a miniposter for sharing.
Lessons from Roger and BenAnne K. BergenThey are in every school—students whose strengths remain invisible to others.
Practices to Engage All Learners James Reigert and Donna RechtTeachers of at-risk students recommend five student-centered strategies.
EL Study GuideNaomi ThiersAlso available on iTunes University
Inservice Guest Blogger: Larry Ferlazzo
Watch This Spot!This month’s video from the PD Online course Classroom Management: Building Effective Relationships (2nd ed.) shows how an educator might help a child who has trouble controlling his behavior.
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