ASCD News

  • Balancing academics and wellness during Covid-19 and beyond

    By Taylor Walsh As the second semester of the 2019-2020 school year started in January, we were excited to know that Lakeside Middle School in Millville, Cumberland County, New Jersey would begin its third semester of implementing our Wellness St

  • Changing how we teach American history

    By Sheila Weathers “When the looting starts, the shooting starts.” This was the tweet that President Donald Trump sent after protests erupted in response to the murder of George Floyd by four Minneapolis police officers. When asked about

  • How are teachers handling the new normal of distance learning?

    What does a day in the life of remote teaching really look like? ASCD asked a handful of educators to film their experiences during quarantine over the last few months, as they navigated remote lessons, dealt with feelings of stress, frustration,

  • Educators, support your own bandwidth first

    By Jane Kise and Ann C. Holm You’ve probably heard the phrase, “Put on your own oxygen masks first before assisting others” so often that the truth behind it doesn’t sink in. If you aren’t able to function, you’re of no use to others,

  • Q&A from ASCD-CDC Webinar on schools and Covid-19

    The following are responses to questions that we received during our most recent webinar presentation with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC). Due to time constraints, we were not able to answer these questions during th

  • When school is back in session, where will we begin?

    By Thomas R. Guskey The question that most troubles teachers and school leaders as they look forward to the next school year, whatever form that may take, is “How will we know what our students know?” Inequitable access to learning opportunit

  • Why quality recess time is needed more than ever

    By Dr. Catherine Ramstetter, Dr. William Massey & Dr. Brendon Hyndman, Global Recess Alliance Across the world, school leaders are grappling with what to prioritize as schools slowly start to reopen. With disruptions to class scheduling over

  • Educating after George Floyd: Where do we go from here?

    By Desmond Williams In the wake of George Floyd’s death, America seems to be in social upheaval. A June 7 poll by NBC and the Wall Street Journal revealed that 80 percent of voters believe America is out of control. As the country continues to

  • The importance of the arts in the era of Covid-19

    By Heather Wolpert-Gawron As we find ourselves debating about the effectiveness of distance learning during this time, we wonder, as parents and teachers, about how the widespread closing of schools this spring might impact learning loss for our