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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 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 you’re challenged
6. Jennifer Gonzalez on collaborative projects for secondary students
7. Insights on teaching gifted students
8. Children’s 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 children’s 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 children’s 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 it’s 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 preacher’s daughter applies her father’s wisdom
2. A mid-career math teacher’s 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. What’s 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 Brooks’s 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 children’s 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?

Marshall Memo 929 - March 28, 2022

1. Karin Chenoweth on the secret sauce of gap-closing districts
2. David Brooks on friendship – and why it matters more than ever
3. Artful self-promotion
4. Dealing with math anxiety
5. Different approaches to kicking off a curriculum unit
6. Homework principles
7. Recommended children’s books on climate change

Marshall Memo 928 - March 21, 2022

1. The story behind Chicago schools’ improvement from 1987 to 2015
2. Dealing successfully with conflict and disagreement in the workplace
3. Ideas for managing star employees
4. Intervening early to improve students’ math self-efficacy
5. Integrating science and literacy in Philadelphia kindergartens
6. Comparing U.S. and U.K. accountability systems
7a. Lessons on mobility and social inequality
7b. Probability 101

Marshall Memo 927 - March 14, 2022

1. Smart leadership in the wake of the pandemic
2. Helping students think productively about school failures
3. Should high schools have remedial reading classes?
4. Studies on the efficacy of small-group instruction in reading
5. The importance of weeding a school library
6. Recommended graphic novels featuring women

Marshall Memo 926 - March 7, 2022

1. Nimble leadership for effective schools
2. Robyn Jackson on 90-day improvement planning
3. Recruiting and training kids to spot and get help for troubled peers
4. Debunking five false beliefs
5. Correcting myths about dyslexia
6. Websites for building students’ math skills and knowledge
7a. Adaptive leadership questionnaire
7b. Video of a SAM keynote address
7c. Pi Day activities

Marshall Memo 925 - February 28, 2022

1. Teachers of color: measuring and understanding their impact
2. How mastery learning can improve learning and teaching
3. The key role of alphabet knowledge as students enter kindergarten
4. The limitations of grade-point averages
5. Assessing the long-term value of online credit-recovery courses
6. Trauma-informed training opens a window into students’ lives
7. A teacher imagines how he would spend $3,000
8. A website comparing the size of countries

Marshall Memo 924 - February 21, 2022

1. Incorporating grace in today’s classrooms
2. Conducting brave conversations on hot-button issues
3. School leaders using questions for maximum impact
4. Is it a good idea for teacher teams to co-construct norms?
5. Can heterogeneous groups work in a math class?
6. “Improvemeant” spellings
7a. Graphic organizers
7b. Accelerated learning
7c. A novel gets printed

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