Author Archives: Thomas Armstrong

About Thomas Armstrong

I am the author of 16 books including my latest: The Power of the Adolescent Brain: Strategies for Teaching Middle and High School Students published by ASCD and available at: http://bit.ly/2bmxu5U.

Read My New Article on Student Choice in Education Week Teacher

Check out the latest online edition of Education Week Teacher, which today published my  article, ”5 Ways to Use Student Choice to Improve Learning.” In the piece, I focus on specific ways in which middle school and high school educators … Continue reading

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Words of Wisdom in the Digital Age

“I’m not sitting there watching Twitter. I’m not on Facebook. If you’re speaking to me through Facebook or Twitter, I’m not listening. So let’s start there. ”I’m a fairly disconnected person who operates in a kind of old-fashioned way and I … Continue reading

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New Feature: Trump Watch

Today I’m beginning a new category for my blog entitled Trump Watch.  It will consist of blog posts specifically related to Donald Trump and how his pronouncements and policies affect learning and human development, especially as it relates to our … Continue reading

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‘Learning Self-Regulation’ Is Needed on Path to Academic Success

Education Week Teacher has a feature ”Classroom Q & A with Larry Ferlazzo,” which has a different education topic every week, to which guest writers post responses.  Last week it was:  ”’Learning Self-Regulation’ Is Needed on Path to Academic Success.”  … Continue reading

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The Power of the Adolescent Brain On ASCD’s Monthly Twitter Chat

Catch me on Twitter Tuesday from 8-9 pm ET at #ASCDL2L for Q & A on my new book The Power of the Adolescent Brain.  I’ll be talking about brain friendly and brain unfriendly approaches to helping teens learn in … Continue reading

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