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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
Based on the updated second edition of Carol Ann Tomlinson’s The Differentiated Classroom: Responding to the Needs of All Learners, this DVD shows you practical, real-world examples from experienced secondary school teachers of how to divide your time, resources, and efforts to effectively instruct students of various backgrounds, readiness and skill levels, and interests.
(ASCD DVD, 2015) One 45-minute DVD.
Good ideas, the best intentions, and a stirring vision aren’t enough to effect change in schools. Unstuck offers a road map to help schools change from the inside out instead of the top down. Inside-out approaches are designed to encourage schools to become more innovative and entrepreneurial, finding better ways to help students learn and pursue their own intellectual passions and talents—while also maintaining a healthy skepticism and reliance on data to make sure new approaches and ideas are working.