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The fastest, easiest way to help teachers unlock the big ideas in your curriculum and unleash your students' thinking skills is to show this new video about incorporating essential questions into instruction. Based on the best-selling ASCD book, Essential Questions: Opening Doors to Student Understanding, authors Jay McTighe and Grant Wiggins explain how essential questions used in daily instruction engage more students in thoughtful learning that promotes deeper understandings in all grade levels and subjects. Classrooms scenes in the video showcase best practices for using essential questions to develop independent learners and foster 21st century skills.
(ASCD DVD, 2013) One 45-minute DVD
When students are engaged in appropriately challenging work that they find compelling and interesting, they learn more. In this teacher-friendly guide, author Mike Anderson helps teachers across all grade levels and content areas learn how to use choice effectively as a tool for differentiated learning, positive engagement, and powerful learning. This teacher-friendly guide offers a step-by-step process and many practical strategies for teachers to help students who are bored, frustrated, or underperforming come alive to learning through the fundamental power of choice.