ASCD Education eBook Collection

About ASCD

With more than 170,000 members, the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD) is one of the largest professional development organizations for educators. It provides world-class education information services and cutting-edge professional development, and supports activities designed to foster educational equity for all students.

Gale is proud to offer access to eBooks from the ASCD that cultivate professional growth; assess and enhance work design; and promote innovative new processes that help develop student success.

Explore the Content

eBooks from the ASCD span a wide range of popular titles and new favorites that address the ongoing professional development needs of today's educators. Available as a complete 56-title package, this essential resource offers instant access to titles including:

  • Align the Design: A Blueprint for School Improvement
  • Better Learning Through Structured Teaching
  • Building Background Knowledge for Academic Achievement
  • Checking for Understanding: Formative Assessment Strategies for Your Classroom
  • Classroom Assessment and Grading That Work
  • Learning on Display: Student – Built Museums that Build Understanding
  • Managing Diverse Classrooms: How to Build on Students' Cultural Strengths
  • Mobilizing the Community to Help Students Succeed
  • Reframing Teacher Leadership to Improve Your School
  • Research-Based Strategies to Ignite Student Learning: Insights from a Neurologist and Classroom Teacher

A Teacher's Guide to Multisensory Learning: Improving Literacy by Engaging the Senses

Discover how teachers can motivate students and help them retain more knowledge longer by using sight, sound, smell, taste, touch, and movement in the classroom.

Building Teachers' Capacity for Success: A Collaborative Approach for Coaches and School Leaders

Emphasizing just three things – identifying teachers' strengths, maximizing their potential, and building their capacity – this book lays out a clear and practical pathway toward higher student achievement.

Content-Area Conversations: How to Plan Discussion-Based Lessons for Diverse Language Learners

Time pressures, standards-driven curricula, and rising populations of students who are struggling with English can make it hard to include discussions in your teaching, yet there are more good reasons than ever to use academic discourse to promote learning.

Detracking for Excellence and Equity

In this first-ever practical book that shows how educators can make detracking work, two authors from a large metro district explain how heterogeneous grouping can foster high achievement and diminish racial and socioeconomic gaps.

Discipline with Dignity, 3rd edition

Since 1988, this landmark publication has given thousands of teachers timeless advice on not only how to prevent and solve discipline problems but also how to teach discipline as an affirming approach that promotes respect for self and others.

How to Give Effective Feedback to Your Students

Here at last is a guide that helps you always know how to give the right feedback for all kinds of assignments, in every grade level and subject area.

Learning and Leading with Habits of Mind: 16 Essential Characteristics for Success

Bringing together all four books in the ASCD ground-breaking Habits of Mind series, this volume presents a compelling case for why it's more relevant than ever to align the missions of schools and classrooms to teaching students how to think and behave intelligently when they encounter problems and challenges in learning and in life.

Qualities of Effective Principals

James Stronge and his coauthors explain how the research-based qualities of effective principals can be applied to training, hiring, mentoring, and supervising of school leaders everywhere.

Teaching the Brain to Read: Strategies for Improving Fluency, Vocabulary, and Comprehension

Neurologist and middle school teacher Judy Willis connects what you do in the classroom to what happens in the brain when students learn how to read.

The Handbook for Enhancing Professional Practice: Using the Framework for Teaching in Your School

Drawing from the thousands of programs that rely on this research-based teaching framework, this handbook provides guidance in applying the 22 components of successful teaching practice across the entire teacher career spectrum.