54 The Change Agents
Cheryl Lemke and Ed Coughlin
Why we must reinvent authentic instruction
and the resources to help do so.
60 Needed: Global Villagers
What could be more important than to learn
to live peacefully?
Listen to an interview with Yong Zhao at
66 21st Century Scholars
A district extends its school day, and the
71 The Students Have the Answers
Debra Gerdes and Ellen Jo Ljung
When businesses share their problems with
students, some surprising solutions result.
76 Why Educators Should
Care About Games
Sasha A. Barab, Melissa Gresalfi,
and Anna Arici
Virtual accomplishments lead to
21—Age of Change
Listen online at www.ascd.org/el.
The Art and Science of Teaching
83 Six Steps to Better
Robert J. Marzano
85 Taking the Digital Plunge
The Principal Connection
87 The Craft of Conversation
What Research Says About…
90 Encouraging Girls to
Pursue Math and Science
Tracy A. Huebner
93 ASCD Community in Action
96 Index to Advertisers
96 EL Online
Read about a new
ASCD member benefit—
EL in a digital format.
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