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For ABPC’s first-ever summer online book study, we’re trying something different, says Cathy Gassenheimer, something interactive where you and others who participate will connect both synchronously and asynchronously. And, we’ve selected a really engaging book, Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don’t Know, by Wharton professor and TED Talk presenter Adam Grant. Learn how to register and earn an ACLD-approved PLU!read more
Post-Pandemic Learning: Let’s Use ‘What Works’ and Avoid Those Time-Wasting Zombie Teaching Practices
The loss of instructional time during the Covid-19 pandemic makes it more critical than ever for teachers to use instructional strategies that have the greatest impact. Cathy Gassenheimer points to useful best practice resources, many of which will be part of the 2021-2022 focus on “what works” in our ABPC professional learning networks.read more
Fisher and Frey’s step-by-step guide is for every teacher who worries about the chaos expected when students are unleashed to learn together, writes Cathy Gassenheimer. Student Learning Communities is also a good refresher for teachers who want to amplify student voice and ownership of learning and fine-tune their small group instruction.read more
Collective teacher focus is needed now more than ever to address the unfinished learning disrupted by COVID-19, writes Cathy Gassenheimer. Through storytelling, research and reflection, the authors of Leading Collective Efficacy detail the important role leaders must play in developing and strengthening collective efficacy in their school.read more