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Educational LeadershipOctober 2016 / Volume 74, Number 2Powerful Lesson Planning
Start with Higher-Order Thinking Susan M. Brookhart Convince your students you really want them to think, and watch both learning and motivation spike.
The Icing or the Cake?Kristina J. Doubet and Jessica A. Hockett Engagement is the ingredient to use if you want to make learning delicious.
Every Lesson Needs a Storyline Bradley A. Ermeling and Genevieve Graff-ErmelingTo reach your lesson’s goal, proceed with the end in mind.
For Sale: Your Lesson Plans Kim GreeneA new marketplace of lesson plans is a click away. What are its benefits and drawbacks?
How to #GoOpenAndrew P. MarcinekWhat you need to know about open educational resources.
How to Partner with Your Curriculum Janine T. RemillardGood teachers do use curriculum materials to guide their instruction.
Using Math Menus Marilyn BurnsMath menus extend the lesson with lots of options for kids.
Pursuing the Depths of Knowledge Nancy Boyles Give every level of learning—from recall to extended thinking—the respect it deserves.
Just-in-Time Support Suzy Pepper Rollins From bookmarks to graphic organizers to cheat sheets—teacher-made scaffolds keep students reaching for new learning.
The Promise of Collaboration Michelle BaumBetter than simply sharing the work, planning lessons with partners results in more effective instruction.
Starting StrongBen Curran There’s a place for both direct and indirect instruction. Here’s how to plan to make each work.
When Curriculum Meets ArtNicola GiardinaHere’s a museum-inspired framework for interdisciplinary art lessons.
COLUMNS / DEPARTMENTS
Perspectives/Turning Lesson Plans into Learning PlansMarge Scherer
Research Matters/Novice Teachers Benefit from Lesson PlansBryan GoodwinWell-designed lessons can be a new teacher’s best friend.
Show & Tell: A Video Column/Sponge Activities—Make Every Minute CountDoug Fisher and Nancy FreyThese tools help kids soak up learning.
The Techy Teacher/Escaping the Lesson-Planning DoldrumsCatlin TuckerTake advantage of students’ interest in all things digital.
Index to Advertisers
Principal Connection/How Principals Spark EngagementThomas R. HoerrThe joy of learning applies to teachers, too.
One to Grow On/Lesson Plans Well ServedCarol Ann Tomlinson A set of standards is a starting point; enlivening learning is the goal.
Tell Me About…/What You Learned from a Lesson Plan That Flopped
ASCD Community in Action
EL Takeaways/Seven Lessons on Lesson Planning
Questions for Better Lessons Otis Kriegel To help improve any lesson plan, look at it from these eight ways.
Of Swallowtails and Swallows Samantha Bennett A butterfly unit transforms 2nd graders into readers, writers, and lepidopterists.
Off to the Duck Races: Planning for Inquiry in STEM Michelle Stephan How you launch a STEM lesson can make all the difference.
EL Study GuideNaomi Thiers
EL Interview Kristina J. Doubet talks about planning around a concept or essential question that connects to students’ lives.
Inservice Guest BloggersBradley A. Ermeling and Genevieve Graff-Ermeling and Suzy Pepper Rollins
School leaders set the tone and direction for what happens in the classroom. The March 2019 Educational Leadership explores strategies and processes school leaders can use to better understand students' and teachers' needs and guide teaching and learning more effectively.