Assessment: What It Can Do, What It Cannot Do, What Matters Most

Kelisa Wing and  W. James Popham


What is assessment literacy? Our guest says that understanding and mastering assessment is the most cost-effective way to improve learning. He offers six principles required to achieve assessment literacy.

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Unpacking the Critical Skills for Facilitating Successful PLCs

Adam J. Brown, Ed.D. and Daniel R. Venables


Our guest is dedicated to developing stronger PLCs. In this episode, we take an incisive look at why some PLCs lead teachers to new levels of performance and identify the key principles for greater success.

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Demystifying the Math Mindset: A Guide for School Leaders

Abbie Eklund with Marian Small and Douglas Duff


School leaders can play a pivotal role in creating a positive mindset toward math among teachers, students, and even parents. Our guests offer an insightful guide to supporting successful math instruction.

Follow: @eklundteaches   @marian_small  @ASCD  @bamradionetwork

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Teaching Students to Solve Overwhelming, Complex, and Uncertain Problems

Chaunte Garrett with Ronald Beghetto


Meaningful problem solving typically involves very complex and overwhelming problems with many uncertainties. Our guest provides a proven roadmap for teaching students problem-solving skills through complex challenges.

Follow: @drncgarrett   @ASCD  @bamradionetwork

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The Evolution of Understanding by Design in Diverse Classrooms

Abbie Eklund with Amy J. Heineke, Ph.D.


Join us a for a discussion on the ways instructional design is evolving and how the Understanding by Design can be adapted in linguistically and culturally diverse classrooms.

Follow: @DrAJHeineke  @eklundteaches @jaymctighe  @ASCD  @bamradionetwork

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Building on Strengths: Strategies for Students with Special Needs

Jusmar Maness with Toby Karten


Join us as we look at misconceptions about teaching students with special needs and offer proven strategies for building on their inherent strengths.

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