Each short-format publication will be 48 pages in length and will answer a crucial and timely “How do I…?” question. ASCD Arias contains original, standalone content that can be read in one sitting and immediately applied to practice. These convenient and succinct publications offer the expertise of education thought leaders, experienced practitioners, and researchers.
The first four publications in the imprint are Fostering Grit by Thomas R. Hoerr; Teaching with Tablets by Nancy Frey, Alex Gonzalez, and Douglas Fisher; Grading and Group Work by Susan M. Brookhart, and The 5-Minute Teacher by Mark Barnes. All are available now for pre-order in print ($12.99) and e-book formats ($6.99) and will be released in August 2013.
Eighteen additional ASCD Arias titles are planned for the 2013–14 school year. Forthcoming publications will address topics of self-regulation and reinventing education, written by researchers Carrie Germeroth and Crystal Day-Hess of McREL and Tony Wagner, best-selling author and first Innovation Education Fellow at the Technology & Entrepreneurship Center at Harvard.
“The way people read is changing, and time management is an ongoing concern for all of us. ASCD Arias was developed with this challenge in mind and offers meaningful and relevant content while leveraging the brevity of short format,” said ASCD Publisher Richard Papale, who spearheaded the development of ASCD’s short-format imprint. “The titles offer original content and are not meant to replace longer-format publications. They will further support educators in their important work in schools and classrooms around the globe.”