Jose Reyes

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Why Long Lectures Are Ineffective

Each school day, millions of students move in unison from classroom to classroom where they listen to 50- to 90-minute lectures. Despite there being …

Slow Ideas

Some innovations spread fast. How do you speed the ones that don’t?<p>Why do some innovations spread so swiftly and others so slowly? Consider the very different trajectories of surgical anesthesia and antiseptics, both of which were discovered in the nineteenth century. The first public demonstration …

On close reading, part 2

What is close reading? As I said in my previous blog post, whatever it is, it differs from a personal response to the text. But let’s now read a bit …

More tests with higher stakes? Then, more test prep! Uh, no: bad logic. The problem is not the tests but our response.

Can we stop the hysteria about testing, as if asking kids to take tests is inherently harmful and unfair? Perhaps not, but let me try by posing a …

“I didn’t know they could think!”

“I didn’t know they could think!” an excited high school principal blurted out. The principal was reacting to what he had just witnessed: his 9th …

Granted, and...

In part 1 of my reply to Willingham’s article on reading comprehension strategies published recently in the <i>Washington Post</i>, I took issue with his …

National Math and Science Initiative

Previous Slide◀︎Next Slide▶︎<p>Our Programs<p>Broadening access and achievement in rigorous AP coursework for all students<p>Improving educational …

Closing in on Close Reading - Educational Leadership

A significant body of research links the close reading of complex text—whether the student is a struggling reader or advanced—to significant gains in …

Eight Things Skilled Teachers Think, Say, and Do - Educational Leadership

How can teachers do this? It's helpful to consider this question in three parts: What skilled teachers think, what they say, and what they do.<p>What …

The Common Core Ate My Baby and Other Urban Legends - Educational Leadership

So far, no educators have claimed that the new standards have eaten their baby, but if someone claims that the new CCSS <i>assessments</i> have eaten …

Professional Learning & Community for Educators

ASCD's professional learning books, videos, webinars, online courses, and events help you to empower your students to reach their full potential. More<p>…

Inspiring Creativity Through Nonfiction Texts

Complete Coverage<p>This February, I wrote about how schools inhibit our students' capacity to think creatively. Soon after, my coworker Kira sent me an …

Poetry Daily, a new poem every day

<b>PD on Twitter!</b><p><i>Neruda: The Poet’s Calling</i>, by Mark Eisner, reviewed by Benjamin Kunkel.<p>Mike Pride's eulogy for <b>Donald Hall</b>.<p>John Yau reviews <i>Serpentine</i>, …

The Culture Gabfest: Mini Goth Dumbo Edition