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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

Marshall Memo 923 - February 14, 2022

1. Radical ideas for preventing educators from joining the “big quit”
2. Rethinking how the Holocaust is taught
3. Orchestrating equitable – not equal – participation in class discussions
4. Downsides with popsicle-stick cold calling
5. Increasing access to advanced high-school courses
6. Books for Black History Month – and the rest of the year
7. Recommended children’s series and text sets
8. Manga books featuring people with disabilities
9a. A handbook for high-dosage tutoring
9b. Where were Americans born?

Marshall Memo 922 - February 7, 2022

1. Thoughtful classroom observation
2. How successful teachers create a nurturing classroom culture
3. A predominantly white school focuses on social justice
4. What is project-based learning – and does it work?
5. Why retrieval practice works so well
6. “Managing up” when things aren’t being handled quite right
7. Using a cartoon film to teach elementary social studies
8. Fantasy novels for middle-school students
9. Podcasts on the critical race theory controversy

Marshall Memo 921 - January 31, 2022

1. Effective practices in beat-the-odds schools
2. Making social studies content accessible to struggling readers
3. Podcasting as a way to liven up the high-school essay
4. Using word sorting in math classes
5. Building students’ media and news literacy
6. Michael Petrilli on rethinking our college-prep emphasis
7. Recommended books on the experiences of African-American girls
8. A novel for teaching about social justice
9. Helping someone having a panic attack

Marshall Memo 920 - January 24, 2022

1. Karin Chenoweth on the most powerful question in education
2. Professional learning coupled with quality curriculum materials
3. Building students’ skills at recognizing and countering misinformation
4. Doug Lemov on the keys to a champion classroom
5. Encouraging early writing in preschool
6. Supporting students who are behind in reading
7. Ed tech tools

Marshall Memo 919 - January 17, 2022

1. The equity dimension with traditional grading practices
2. Helping adolescents deal with a toxic “achievement culture”
3. Using the U.S. Army’s after-action reviews in schools
4. A New Hampshire science teacher takes on three hot topics
5. Structuring academic talk in primary classrooms
6. Ideas for indoor recess in elementary schools
7. The latest Media Bias Chart

Marshall Memo 918 - January 10, 2022

1. Twelve keys to restorative discipline
2. Keeping elementary students back – does it work?
3. A study of homework in Israel
4. Student assistants in a Philadelphia high school
5. Romeo and Juliet and West Side Story in a New York City middle school
6. The synergy between spelling and reading
7. How is slavery depicted in children’s literature?
8. Can we generalize about millennials and other age cohorts?
9. Dealing with our wandering minds
10. Newbery award-winning books

Marshall Memo 917 - January 3, 2022

1. Finding our way to genuine student engagement
2. A lesson on Malcolm X fails – and then succeeds
3. Positioning English learners for classroom success
4. Why do city teachers leave, and why do they stay?
5. What good PD looks like
6. Can we trust student survey data?
7. Retaining low-performing teachers: a triumph of hope over reason?
8. Why is a day of Zoom meetings so exhausting?
9. Connecting research and practice

Marshall Memo 916 - December 20, 2021

1. One teacher can make a difference
2. The keys to intrinsic motivation in classrooms
3. Teachers’ beliefs and their English learners’ reading achievement
4. Getting serious about vocabulary
5. Getting high-school students doing more of the work
6. Getting the most from think/pair/share
7. Close reading of a course syllabus
8a. Progress on democracy
8b. The best children’s books of 2021

Marshall Memo 914 - December 6, 2021

1. Should school be more confusing?
2. Can project-based learning work in AP courses?
3. “Keepers” from the pandemic
4. Sharing a personal dedication at the beginning of class
5. Another perspective on curriculum choices
6. Claude Steele on counteracting stereotype threat
7. Six things to look for when sizing up research
8. Outstanding children’s fiction books
9. A museum goes online

Marshall Memo 913 - November 29, 2021

1. How can science teachers deal with politically sensitive topics?
2. Irene Fountas and Gay Su Pinnell on systematic phonics instruction
3. Supporting students who fear they don’t belong
4. Getting teens to ask for help when they don’t know they need it
5. High-school students help their English teacher fine-tune instruction
6. Dealing with students getting addicted to online computer games
7. “Translanguaging” in elementary-school classrooms
8. Award-winning non-fiction books for children
9. One way to build support for the teaching profession
10a. Charts on things to be thankful for
10b. Fun and interesting math problems

Marshall Memo 912 - November 22, 2021

1. Ineffective practices that need to be shown the door
2. Which students get more teacher attention?
3. Addressing students’ “digital illiteracy”
4. Critical thinking and fact-checking on the Internet
5. Vetting online history materials for sourcing information
6. More-detailed appreciation for students’ writing
7. High-school history students write op-ed articles
8. Read-along books for a Netflix series

Marshall Memo 911 - November 15, 2021

1. Thomas Guskey on what drives a teacher’s sense of efficacy
2. Accelerating teacher growth through directive coaching
3. Habits of mind to guide a school community
4. Better ways for elementary students to learn their math facts
5. Growing as a math educator
6. In the struggle for social justice, finding the right words
7. Another nail in the coffin of high-stakes VAM teacher evaluation
8a. A report on teacher diversity
8b. Following up on the 1619 Project
8c. Gerrymandering 101
8d. Surveys on educators’ sense of efficacy

Marshall Memo 910 - November 8, 2021

1. Surging anxiety among adolescents: what’s going on?
2. Elena Aguilar on coaching teachers who are perfectionists
3. Unconscious bias related to social class and teacher expectations
4. Dealing with pushback on standards-based grading
5. The importance of amplification in classrooms and meetings
6. A high-school teacher has one-on-one conferences with students
7. Getting the most from adult one-on-ones

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