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Marshall Memo 963 - November 28, 2022

1. A critique of journalists’ coverage of the “science of reading” debate
2. Helping teens assess and avoid risky behaviors
3. Dealing with uncivil behavior
4. Arguing 101
5. Using universal design for learning with middle-school math
6. Alternatives to Socratic seminars
7. Phonemic skill instruction by teachers, computers, and parents

Marshall Memo 962 - November 21, 2022

1. Thomas Guskey on appropriate uses of grades
2. Less grading time for teachers, more timely feedback for students
3. The potential of formative classroom assessments
4. Equitable versus fake differentiation
5. Jennifer Gonzalez on effective mini-lectures
6. A middle ground on writing instruction
7. What kind of science experiments work best?
8. Suggested “readalikes” for Disenchanted

Marshall Memo 961 - November 14, 2022

1. What a professor learned from her own struggles in college
2. Beyond learning styles
3. Classroom discipline and kindness – it’s not either-or
4. How the “illusion of asymmetric insight” can disrupt a classroom
5. Jim Knight on keeping teachers’ self-beliefs in mind
6. Waypower, willpower, and hope
7. Should libraries stop late-book fines and allow unlimited take-outs?
8. Recommended children’s books on Native Americans
9. Talking about race with young children

Marshall Memo 960 - November 7, 2022

1. Helping students become increasingly independent learners
2. Grant Wiggins on the limits of curriculum coverage
3. Standards-based grading – what it is and what it isn’t
4. Teaching about climate change
5. Problems with formulaic student essays
6. Is third-grade retention helpful for English learners?
7. The keys to trust and loyalty
8. Recommended children’s books on diversity

Marshall Memo 959 - October 31, 2022

1. The problem with heroes and villains when studying history
2. An evolutionary perspective on dyslexia
3. Real-time, high-tech feedback for student presenters
4. Learning to love poetry in middle school
5. Is sixth grade too late for handwriting instruction?
6. Jennifer Gonzalez on differentiation with “seminars”
7. Recommendations on grade retention and social promotion

Marshall Memo 958 - October 24, 2022

1. Leaders conducting regular one-on-one meetings
2. The debate about effective preschool curriculum
3. Helping high-school seniors think about their futures
4. How can direct instruction (a.k.a. lectures) support inquiry learning?
5. A highly engaging K-12 mathematics routine
6. Five-minute routines to launch elementary math classes
7. Books students might want to read after watching new films

Marshall Memo 957 - October 17, 2022

1. Losing cursive
2. Key factors in successful project-based learning
3. Stereotypes about middle school, and how we can do better
4. Why are fewer high-school graduates enrolling in college?
5. The “return on investment” from college
6. Questions about Orton-Gillingham
7. Eggcorns and mondegreens
8. Recommended children’s books about people with disabilities
9. Teaching irony

Marshall Memo 956 - October 10, 2022

1. Should boys start kindergarten a year later than girls?
2. How to avoid overloading students’ working memory
3. Democratizing the assessment of student’s creativity
4. Using debate across grades and subject areas
5. Thinking about the Pledge of Allegiance
6. Teachers’ least-favorite educational buzzwords
7. Recommended elementary- and middle-school books about bullying

Marshall Memo 955 - October 3, 2022

1. Atul Gawande on career advice, burnout, leadership, and feedback
2. Distinguishing between growth mindset and intellectual risk-taking
3. Should calculus be the terminus for advanced high-school math?
4. Debunking three common myths about adolescent sleep
5. Professional judgment versus “fidelity”
6. Working smarter and working less in three key areas of teaching
7. An Arizona elementary school tries a team-based model
8. Stretching students’ reading proficiency with partner reading at home
9. What happens when urban graduates end up teaching back home?
10. Twenty-five contemporary books for adolescents

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

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