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Educational LeadershipDecember 2013/January 2014/Volume 71/Number 4Getting Students to Mastery
How Good Is Good Enough? Grant WigginsWhy a plan for getting to mastery is needed.
In Search of a Useful Definition of MasteryThomas R. Guskey and Eric M. AndermanWhere the mastery movement started—and how that approach could improve instruction today.
Flipping for Mastery Jonathan Bergmann and Aaron SamsA new model combines innovative technology use with step-by-step learning at a flexible pace.
The Bridge of Knowledge Yu Ren DongLearning subject-matter knowledge in a new language often requires building on prior experience.
Minds On Fire Kathleen CushmanWhat ignites student motivation?
Reading As Wedding CrashingThomas NewkirkSometimes one must sneak into a text pretending confidence.
Turning on the Lights: What Pre-Assessments Can Do Jessica A. Hockett and Kristina J. DoubetHow to determine what kids already know.
Five Musts for Mastery Catlin TuckerThe beauty of technology is that it proves there is no dead end in learning.
Yes, Everyone Can Be College Ready Carol Corbett Burris and John MurphyA school finds a way to offer an enriched and rigorous curriculum to all students.
Redesigning Grading, DistrictwideMatt TownsleyHow standards-based grading took root in one district.
Mastery MultipliedJessica F. Shumway and Joan Kyriopoulos“Count Around the Circle” and other ways kids can deepen their understanding of mathematics.
Columns & Departments
Perspectives/Mastery: The Game ChangerMarge SchererListen online at www.ascd.org/el.
Research Says/Simple Is Not Always EasyBryan Goodwin and Kirsten MillerWhy isn’t mastery learning more prevalent in classrooms?
Index to Advertisers
Art and Science of Teaching/Defusing Out-of-Control BehaviorRobert J. MarzanoSteps for stemming volatile situations.
Power Up!/Teaching Above the LineDoug JohnsonWhich kinds of technology uses are clearly superior?
Principal Connection /Can You Be Too Nice?Thomas R. HoerrCompromise is always good—except when it isn’t.
One to Grow On /Let’s Not Dilute MasteryCarol Ann TomlinsonThe choice of mastery indicators matters.
Tell Me About…/A Time When You Struggled to Achieve Mastery
ASCD Community in Action
EL Takeaways/Six Marks of Mastery
The Value of a Pointless EducationJay C. PercellA teacher finds that eliminating a point system engenders mastery.
Differentiation: It Starts with Pre-AssessmentEmily PendergrassHow to get all students to work at a level that challenges them.
A Day in a Mastery-Centered ClassroomKelly Morgan DempewolfLessons learned from teaching a self-paced high school science course.
Mathematical Practices for Deep Understanding Ceri Dean and Susan M. BrookhartGetting students comfortable with making sense of word problems.
EL Study Guide Teresa PrestonAlso available on iTunes University
Inservice Guest Blogger Grant Wiggins
Watch This Spot/This video from PD In Focus shows how a teacher promotes mastery in her class.
EL Interview/Coming this month on www.ascd.org/el, educator Thomas Guskey discusses the theory and practice of mastery learning.