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ASCD talks with the Yvette Jackson and Veronica McDermott, authors of Aim High, Achieve More: How to Transform Urban Schools Through Fearless Leadership.
ASCD's Jamie Greene talks to authors William Parrett and Kathleen Budge about their new book, Turning High-Poverty Schools Into High-Performing Schools in this latest Talks With Author.
ASCD's Jamie Greene talks with William H. Parrett and Kathleen M. Budge, authors of the new book, Turning High-Poverty Schools into High-Performing Schools.
A high quality physical education program is indisputably important and so is ensuring that students are active across the school day and not just in gym class for 45 minutes—or worse, 20 minutes every other day. Research shows that kids who are physically active are not only healthier, but are also likely to perform better academically and short activity breaks during the school day can improve concentration, behavior, and enhance learning. In short, school-based physical activity is valuable exercise—it aids cognitive development, increases engagement and motivation, and is essential to a whole child approach to education.
In this episode of the Whole Child Podcast, we discuss new ways to encourage movement and how schools are bringing physical activity out of the gym and into the classroom to maximize learning and well-being.
Nationally, almost one third of students fail to graduate on time from high school. A third of those that do graduate are unprepared to succeed in college or in the workforce. Those sobering statistics were the impetus for new research from McREL that identifies a framework most likely to have positive effects on student success.
In this broadcast for School Leadership Briefing, Bryan Goodwin, vice president for communications at McREL, the education research, consulting and professional services provider, discusses the report, “Changing the Odds for Student Success: What Matters Most.” As Goodwin explains, the goal of McREL’s research was to go beyond merely identifying “what works,” because there are a lot of ways to improve student outcomes that work; the problem is that they don’t work well enough to produce the real changes that are needed to improve high school graduation rates, and preparation for college or the workforce. Goodwin discusses how McREL’s research has identified the specific principles and practices that schools can use to fundamentally change the odds for all students.
Creating an inclusive environment where each student feels safe and supported in an engaging and appropriately challenging environment is rarely an easy feat, yet it is essential to educating the whole child. Regardless of strengths and challenges, each student needs and is deserving of full membership within the classroom and school community. While each student benefits from this inclusive environment, it is critically important and often challenging to ensure it for students with special needs.
In this episode of the Whole Child Podcast, we focus on creating inclusive learning environments that develop students at all levels. You’ll hear from
Throughout the United States of America, classrooms are becoming more diverse and educators are struggling to provide the resources English language learners need to be successful. What can educators do to help ensure these students, especially the rapidly increasing Latino population, get the attention and education they need? ASCD's Matt Swift talks to authors David Campos, Rocio Delgado and Mary Esther Soto Huerta about their new book, Reaching Out to Latino Families of English Language Learners.
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Kadhir Rajagopal talks with Wilona Sloan about his new book, Create Success! Unlocking the Potential of Urban Students.
Ron Wolk, Education Week founder and author of the new book, Wasting Minds: Why Our Education System Is Failing and What We Can Do About It, discusses school reform with ASCD's Barbara Michelman.
This episode of the Whole Child Podcast series explores why physical activity and physical education (PA & PE) are critical to educating the whole child. We’ll examine the research about the need for PA & PE; explore some of the recent criticism; examine the relationship between PA & PE and academic achievement, engagement, and social and emotional health and learning; and consider how physical activity can be expanded across the day.
Listen to this episode of the Whole Child Podcast with guests Eric Schaps, founder and president of whole child partner the Developmental Studies Center and member of the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education’s national expert panel on increasing the application of knowledge about child and adolescent development and learning in educator preparation programs; Chip Wood, author of Yardsticks, a resource for parents and teachers on child development, and director of Curriculum, Instruction, and Professional Development in the Gill-Montague Regional School District; and John Lee, an exceptional educator with Prince George’s County Public Schools in Maryland who has grounded his teaching in the Comer School Development Program to improve his teaching and student learning.