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This is a collection of the "In This Issue" headlines from the first page of all of the Marshall Memo issues to make it easier for subscribers to locate articles.

Articles with red headlines are "Classics" - the best of the best. 

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Marshall Memo 954 - September 26, 2022

1. Should we differentiate for right-brained and left-brained students?
2. Using all eight senses (yes, eight) during classroom instruction
3. A hands-on approach to teaching grammar
4. Principles for teaching phonics in the primary grades
5. Steering young people to post-secondary success
6. Using children’s books to teach math
7. The annual Kappan poll of attitudes on U.S. public schools
8. An animated history of Spanish

Marshall Memo 953 - September 19, 2022

1. Doug Lemov on cellphones and “rewiring” schools for belonging
2. How principals can get into classrooms for informal visits
3. How instructional coaches can work their way into classrooms
4. Parent involvement that promotes student success
5. Avoiding hierarchical thinking about students
6. Bringing music into all classrooms
7. Some things we did during the pandemic that we should keep doing
8. Recommended graphic novels for teens

Marshall Memo 952 - September 12, 2022

1. A skeptical analysis of “grit” – and some alternative strategies
2. What’s behind teenagers’ mental health problems?
3. Doug Lemov on cellphones in schools
4. Timothy Shanahan weighs in on the “science of reading” debate
5. Thinking through the power dynamics of classroom management
6. Recommended children’s books with neurodiverse characters

Marshall Memo 951 - September 5, 2022

1. A 1993 critique of U.S. math education: is it still on target today?
2. Is the Danielson framework suitable for evaluating special educators?
3. Answering parents’ questions about gender-nonconforming children
4. The value of high-school students perusing print magazines every day
5. Getting students writing for more than the “audience of one”
6. Facing and overcoming imposter syndrome
7. Wordless picture books for middle-school students

Marshall Memo 950 - August 29, 2022

1. The pillars of a truly good education
2. Teaching students to be assertive about boundaries
3. Core activities of effective teacher teams
4. Adam Grant on the power of repetition
5. Orchestrating first-rate classroom discussions (continued)
6. Unintended consequences in a college-focused high school

Marshall Memo 949 - August 22, 2022

1. Driving out cynicism
2. Seven ideas for dealing with a difficult colleague
3. Orchestrating first-rate classroom discussions
4. Effective writing prompts for math classes
5. A project-based chemistry and physics curriculum gets results
6. The track record of a principal preparation program
7. The mismatch between student teaching assignments and first-year placements
8. Recommended childrens books on facing scary situations

Marshall Memo 948 - August 15, 2022

1. A tribute to Bill Russell
2. Strategies for nudging students to deeper learning
3. Using student self-affirmation to close the black-white discipline gap
4. The benefits of a diverse teaching force
5. What to do when youre challenged
6. Jennifer Gonzalez on collaborative projects for secondary students
7. Insights on teaching gifted students
8. Childrens books on perfectionism

Marshall Memo 947 - August 1, 2022

1. Doug Lemov on mental models for the most effective instruction

Marshall Memo 946 - July 25, 2022

1. Defining educational equity
2. Reasons to take a break from Twitter
3. Making mathematics accessible to multilingual students
4. Tapping movement and gesture in the classroom

Marshall Memo 945 - July 18, 2022

1. A systems approach to combating teacher burnout
2. The importance of classroom humor
3. What works when texting parents on their kids summer reading
4. Can teachers be compared based on their performance evaluations?
5. The experiences of transgender school staff and teachers
6. Award-winning childrens books about women
7a. Revised Standards for Professional Learning
7b. Mental health hotline

Marshall Memo 944 - July 11, 2022

1. A tribute to Tom Hehir
2. Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey look back at a successful literacy effort
3. Using a film about disabilities in high-school social studies
4. Tweaking the schedule to promote student and adult sanity
5. Why are in-person meetings better than videoconferences?
6. Are college rankings fair and helpful?
7. Award-winning multicultural childrens books
8. Reflecting at the end of the week

Marshall Memo 943 - July 4, 2022

1. Why we should worry less about forgetting
2. Music as academic strength training
3. A high-school English teacher who struggles with spelling
4. Language nutrition second graders can get from their teachers
5. John McWhorter on tuning speech to formal and informal contexts
6. Kindergarten inequality among students with and without disabilities
7. Making sense of the negative findings of a Tennessee preschool study
8. Another perspective on the Tennessee study
9. What not to say to a person seeking help
10a. Visualizing gene editing
10b. Animated science infographics

Marshall Memo 942 - June 27, 2022

1. A debate about fair and unfair grading practices
2. Unintended consequences of student learning objectives (SLOs)
3. The effects of students spending more than one year with a teacher
4. Pushing back on the tiger parent stereotype
5. Giving students scaffolding when its needed and then withdrawing it
6. Mistakes leaders make under pressure
7. A position paper on antisemitism, bigotry, and discrimination

Marshall Memo 941 - June 20, 2022

1. A preachers daughter applies her fathers wisdom
2. A mid-career math teachers epiphany
3. Ideas for co-leadership in corporations and schools
4. Do state curriculum standards on evolution make any difference?
5. Jay McTighe on curriculum mapping 3.0
6. Still more on the early reading debate
7. Overcoming common problems with physical education classes
8a. Online materials on evolution
8b. Out of Vietnam, fifty years later
8c. Digital museum content

Marshall Memo 940 - June 13, 2022

1. Respectfully pushing back on parents attempts to censor literature
2. Maximizing teachers impact in a time of staff shortages
3. Making the most of remote teacher interviews
4. The advantages enjoyed by older students within each grade level
5. Whats the difference between projects and performance tasks?
6. Research on single-gender math classes in Chile
7. Recommended books about dinosaurs for all ages
8a. Juneteenth books
8b. A walk down literacy lane

Marshall Memo 939 - June 6, 2022

1. Five replacements in American history
2. After racist incidents, including all students in the conversation
3. Using student surveys to improve teaching and learning
4. Differentiating through four stages of students reading development
5. What happens when students must problem-solve before instruction?
6. David Brookss compilation of wise and witty sayings

Marshall Memo 938 - May 30, 2022

1. The science of reading debate continues
2. A Singapore school plans a soup-to-nuts curriculum
3. Helping students (and teachers) deal with anxiety in the classroom
4. How much information on their kids schoolwork do parents need?
5. Do recommendation letters add anything to the hiring process?
6. Improving students oral communication skills

Marshall Memo 937 - May 23, 2022

1. How to be a hands-on boss without micromanaging
2. Helping students become flexible, sophisticated thinkers
3. Coherent background knowledge as a key to reading improvement
4. Purpose-first support for high-school students
5. Ending the school year with style
6. Books on social justice and tips for making them accessible to ELs
7. Math lessons on calculating risk

Marshall Memo 936 - May 16, 2022

1. Jennifer Gonzalez on helping good teachers hang in there
2. Gloria Ladson-Billings on culturally relevant teaching
3. The ingredients of successful student collaboration
4. Increasing ELs social interaction and oral language practice
5. More on the science of reading
6. Building a guiding coalition
7. Looking at data on attendance, behavior, and course planning
8. Recommended graphic novels

Marshall Memo 935 - May 9, 2022

1. Developing character strengths that support democracy
2. Preparing students for an uncertain future
3. More evidence of the ineffectiveness of annual performance evaluations
4. A plea for reconnecting with the human and physical world
5. Beyond the science of reading
6. Focusing on the texts students read in ELA classes
7. Helping students make wise and ethical use of their cellphones

Marshall Memo 934 - May 2, 2022

1. Jennifer Gonzalez on working with students with ADHD
2. Can school psychologists do their work remotely?
3. Getting to the heart of the matter with a troubled colleague or friend
4. Coaching teachers on the most effective use of data
5. Jay McTighe on supervising for the big picture
6. More ideas on dealing with procrastination
7. Myths about student motivation
8a. Resources for AAIP Month
8b. How writers can grab readers attention

Marshall Memo 933 - April 25, 2022

1. The art of delegation
2. A strategy for overcoming implicit bias
3. Areas where classroom bias can arise
4. Attendance value-added a new measure of school quality
5. Effective use of peer support groups
6. The debate on banning books
7. Deconstructing the LGBTQ culture war
8. Hallmarks of deep learning
9. Your city or town way back in time

Marshall Memo 932 - April 18, 2022

1. The Beatles spark innovative planning
2. How to counteract procrastination
3. How principals can find out what teachers and students really think
4. Incentivizing learning and growth over grades
5. Frequent writing, rapid feedback, and student ownership
6. Setting the stage for student-led parent conferences
7. More recommended poetry and verse novels for children
8. A video debunking learning styles

Marshall Memo 931 - April 11, 2022

1. Guidelines for an inclusive hiring process
2. Why college rankings should be taken with a barrel of salt
3. Shifting the feedback conversation to results
4. Involving all students in middle-school social studies discussions
5. A New Jersey high school works on inclusion, community, and trust
6. Integrating dance and physics for African-American girls
7. Leaders vulnerability and psychological safety
8. Notable childrens books of 2021
9a. Looking ahead way ahead
9b. Best 2021 poetry and verse novels

Marshall Memo 930 - April 4, 2022

1. European students anxieties about the war in Ukraine
2. Adam Grant on persuading a stubborn leader
3. Have we gone too far with high-tech teaching?
4. Motivating students with learning disabilities in inclusive classes
5. Getting middle-school parents involved in academic socialization
6. A curriculum unit on social class
7. Are keywords the best way to solve math word problems?

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