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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.

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Marshall Memo 799 - August 19, 2019

1. Instilling a growth mindset in ninth graders
2. Giving students effective feedback without burning out
3. Helping students use online resources without plagiarizing
4. Jennifer Gonzalez on what to do when an audience doesn’t respond
5. A study of “flipped” instruction at West Point
6. Survival tips for teachers who “float”
7. The core beliefs of highly effective teachers
8. What’s on the stage in high schools?
9. The 1619 Project

Marshall Memo 798 - August 12, 2019

1. Third graders learn about fractions and social justice
2. Are students getting better at spotting online hoaxes?
3. Jennifer Gonzalez on dealing with late and missing student work
4. Getting to know middle-school students, part 2
5. Keys to effective writing instruction
6. Children's books to accompany forthcoming movies
7. Making school libraries work for teenagers
8. Free online racial equity curriculum

Marshall Memo 797 - August 25, 2019

1. David Brooks on rebuilding our “moral infrastructure”
2. Teachers’ views on school discipline reform
3. College professors rethink conventional grading
4. Energizing students from Day One
5. Stories people tell themselves when they don’t hear from the boss
6. Driving as a metaphor for reading
7. Six roles for direct instruction in project-based learning
8. Improving students’ ability to argue from scientific evidence
9. Is increased academic focus in kindergarten bad for children?
10a. Finding quality curriculum materials
10b. A video on the origins of GPS

Marshall Memo 796 - July 29, 2019

1. Introducing “friction” into digital communication
2. Thoughts on giving feedback
3. Background knowledge as the key to reading proficiency
4. Elevating the quality of discourse in high-school classrooms
5. Increasing the amount of “mental sweat” in group projects
6. What would be “moonshot” goals for U.S. schools?
7. Can speech-recognition apps improve struggle students’ writing?
8. Recommended books of poetry for children

Marshall Memo 795 - July 15, 2019

1. Daniel Willingham on teaching critical thinking
2. Norms for meetings
3. Fixing unproductive meetings in schools
4. Leading high-quality class discussions, Part 2
5. Historical simulations gone wrong
6. Online psychological inventories for school teams

Marshall Memo 794 - July 8, 2019

1. Relational trust in schools – an “oldie but goodie” article
2. Surprising findings on student attendance awards
3. A California principal joins the call for grading reform
4. Leading high-quality class discussions (Part 1)
5. Finding the best free online open educational resources
6. History website

Marshall Memo 793 - July 1, 2019

1. Rethinking social and emotional learning
2. Leading in a time of loss
3. Dealing with five challenges of being a working parent
4. The daily effects of "white privilege"
5. Successful classes for English language learners
6. A downside of growth mindset for some students
7. Doing something about summer learning loss
8. Getting more students writing research papers
9. A video on child labor in the U.S.

Marshall Memo 792 - June 24, 2019

1. Distinguishing theory, empirical generalization, and assumptions
2. Improving the teaching of writing in K-12 schools
3. Hearing all students' views in discussions of hot topics
4. Leading transformational change in schools
5. What instructional leadership looks like
6. Shifting from infrequent "feedback" to in-the-moment coaching
7. Cutting teens some slack
8. Taking full advantage of ELLs' language knowledge and skills
9. Who gets extra time for high-stakes tests?
10. A physics curriculum for all learners

Marshall Memo 791 - June 17, 2019

1. Mary Kennedy on the dubious impact of professional development
2. What should teachers do when confronted with science denial?
3. An unconventional way to make meetings more productive
4. A different approach to teaching grammar and conventions
5. Parents' views on discipline policies in three schools
6. Suggestions for setting up a makerspace
7. Recommended graphic novels with LGBTQIA+ content
8. Award-winning books on ethnic minorities and race relations
9a. World wealth over time
9b. School leadership in China

Marshall Memo 790 - June 10, 2019

1. A school reform agenda
2. Google's updated list of managerial desiderata
3. How lower-track students are taught differently
4. The experience of Latina/o students in AP and honors classes
5. Should students' smartphones be sequestered during the school day?
6. Advice for districts considering later high-school start times
7. The art of the one-pager
8. Four ways for educators to recharge over the summer
9. Teaching the equal sign correctly to second graders
10. An app for dealing with microaggressions

Marshall Memo 789 - June 3, 2019

1. Daniel Pink on schools getting more bang for the buck
2. Four ways to build student motivation and self-sufficiency
3. Jennifer Gonzalez takes a critical look at "creative" classroom work
4. How to deal with a few students dominating class discussions
5. Important teacher roles supporting online courses
6. Teachers keeping their questions focused on the learning target
7. Teens' bedtime romance with digital devices
8. Looking for the reasons underlying student behavior
9a. Books about and by Native Americans
9b. An online mindset tool

Marshall Memo 788 - May 27, 2019

1. Keeping social-emotional learning initiatives on track
2. A young girl pushes back on "you guys"
3. A report on Boston's teacher-evaluation process
4. Is off-task student talk always a waste of time?
5. Upper-elementary students engage in robust discussions of issues
6. Adult bullies in schools
7. Adding equity as a focus for dual-language programs
8. A continuum of cultural competence
9. Thoughts on being a candidate for a job in one's own school
10. International Literacy Association book choices

Marshall Memo 787 - May 20, 2019

1. Pushing back on eight outmoded beliefs
2. Breaking free of the five-paragraph essay
3. Dealing with classroom insensitivity by "calling students in"
4. Key considerations in staff discussions about race
5. Seven learning-to-learn skills for adolescents
6. Carol Ann Tomlinson on what teenagers need in school
7. Using ?group contingencies' in elementary classrooms
8. Paul Bambrick-Santoyo on data-driven instruction going off the rails
9. A West Virginia middle school maximizes engagement
10. How young children develop agency, literacy, and numeracy
11. A video of a lesson that went wrong

Marshall Memo 786 - May 13, 2019

1. Possible downsides of five education innovations
2. What schools can do to reduce student stress
3. Helping high-school students see the relevance of mathematics
4. The Goldilocks level of support when readers get stuck
5. Successful scaffolding in secondary-school classes
6. The evolving role of the school librarian
7. Getting sight words to stick in students' minds
8. Teaching "physical literacy"
9. How to deal with suggestions that don?t make sense
10. What a good rubric should contain
11. Summer reading
12. Young adult books about Muslims around the world

Marshall Memo 785 - May 6, 2019

1. There aren"t enough teachers of color; what is to be done"
2. Fair and unfair grading practices
3. How to make learning stick
4. Drawing as a learning tool
5. Teaching students the skills of reading and writing online
6. Using multiple assessments to improve teaching and learning
7. Robert Slavin on what works in writing instruction
8. Literacy coaches working with teachers and students
9. The problem with saying we "like" and "love" students' work
10. Advice on the college rat race
11. More children's books about women leaders

Marshall Memo 784 - April 29, 2019

1. The trajectory of talent development
2. The best ways to grow teachers' professional self-efficacy
3. A level playing field for African-American girls
4. A discussion protocol to promote civic discourse
5. How to get college students to do their reading
6. Making mathematics fun, efficient, and memorable
8. Yogi Berra guides a study of standards implementation
8. Yogi Berra guides a study of standards implementation
9. Children's books about women leaders
10a. Texting to smooth the path to college
10b. The biases of media sources

Marshall Memo 783 - April 22, 2019

1. Robert Slavin on benchmark assessments
2. If adults don"t talk with children about race"
3. Beverly Daniel Tatum on racial isolation and schools
4. An analysis of children's books about slavery for grades 1-6
5. A Florida teacher transforms her remedial reading classes
6. Pushing back on myths about creative classroom projects
7. Managing attention versus managing time
8. David Brooks on the reasons for our society's malaise
9. Washington, Shakespeare, Marilyn Monroe, Lincoln, Napoleon, and Gandhi with modern haircuts

Marshall Memo 782 - April 15, 2019

1. Counteracting the normalization of failure
2. Making the heart of the school day more engaging
3. Does civic education make a difference?
4. An analysis of middle- and high-school reading interventions
5. Tweens: the changes they?re going through
6. Not making unreasonable behavioral demands of students
7. Jennifer Gonzalez on getting students moving in class
8. Combatting "precrastination"
9. Being smart about asking for advice

Marshall Memo 781 - April 8, 2019

1. Pedro Noguera on school integration
2. The role of tests in the meritocracy
3. Counteracting negative stereotypes about mathematics
4. Jennifer Gonzalez on low-value classroom projects
5. An alternative to dreary post-mortems
6. The difference between a plan and a strategy
7. Kindergarten entry age for students with disabilities
8. A heart-to-heart conversation with your boss
9. Setting limits on teen technology use at home
10. Children's books on environmental awareness

Marshall Memo 780 - April 1, 2019

1. Effective interaction strategies for students with mental health issues
2. High support and high expectations for students and educators
3. Improving the effectiveness of a prepackaged reading program
4. Doing away with homework in a remedial math class
5. An improvisational curriculum unit on birthday songs
6. Getting families involved in young children's literacy development
7. Why principals should teach
8. Young adult books that build empathy
9a. An infographic of leaves appearing in the spring
9b. Free digital books
9c. Top-notch children's books

Marshall Memo 779 - March 25, 2019

1. "Do less, then obsess"
2. Supporting below-level readers as they grapple with difficult texts
3. Building literacy skills in secondary content classrooms
4. A New Jersey high-school district addresses equity issues
5. A study of teacher merit pay in North Carolina
6. Pointers for white teachers working with children of color
7. Including LGBTQ content in elementary classrooms
8. More books that build empathy in children
9. Questions to ask a book buddy

Marshall Memo 778 - March 18, 2019

1. Starting with why
2. Paul Bambrick-Santoyo on effective instructional coaching
3. A troubling analysis of data-driven instruction
4. The "underserved third" in high schools
5. Teachers listen to their students' suggestions
6. Evaluating a college prep intervention in Wisconsin
7. Using literacy activities to overcome cultural and language barriers
8. Educational technology: research on what works
9. Why don"t more educators know the research on teaching reading"
10. Books that build empathy in children
11. Preventing educator burnout

Marshall Memo 777 - March 11, 2019

1. Jennifer Gonzalez on handling negativity and getting good things done
2. Dealing with ineffective teaching
3. Swimming against the powerful digital current
4. Teaching climate change
5. Overcoming students' pushback on the relevance of an assignment
6. Helping students see the long-term importance of high-quality writing
7. Making judgment calls on censorship in school libraries
8. Georgia's standards for school librarians
9. Are vocabulary apps helpful?
10. An assessment of middle-school science programs
11. Children's books that address Islamophobia

Marshall Memo 776 - March 4, 2019

1. Three ways feedback can be ineffective - and how to do better
2. Mike Schmoker on what's missing in many literacy programs
3. How different prompts can improve students' literary interpretations
4. A serious look at humor in schools
5. Adam Grant on keeping up with e-mail
6. Anticipating and addressing parent concerns about LGBTQ content
7. Children's books about women at war
8. Having students compare traditional and modern poetry
9. An online school self-assessment tool

Marshall Memo 775 - February 25, 2019

1. Orchestrating balanced student participation in classrooms
2. Increasing "upstander" behavior to combat school bullying
3. Using young adult books to discuss bullying
4. A better way to observe, appreciate, and evaluate teachers
5. Arts education and student achievement, attitudes, and well-being
6. Dracula-like forces in schools
7. Putting a more positive spin on data
8. Compiling a ?failure r'sum
9. A picture history of U.S. public libraries

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