Voices of NH Educators -
Best Practices in Remote Teaching
Watch a series of short videos produced by NHASCD and the NH Department of Education in which NH Educators discuss their experiences and best practices in Remote Teaching.

Many thanks to all who participated in this project. We hope others are willing to share their story! Contact Jan Yost at

The video playlist can be accessed here.

New Podcast Episode

Tech Tips for the Classroom

Listen to Dr. Monica Burns discuss the use of digital tools to create engaging learning experiences to meet the unique needs of students.

Dr. Burns is an EdTech and Curriculum Consultant, author, and former New York City public school teacher. She works with schools and organizations around the world to support PreK-20 educators with thoughtful technology integration.

Several resources are available on the Show Notes.

Other episodes:
  • Beat Teacher Burnout - An Interview with Mike Anderson
  • Tips for Remote Teaching with Dr. Steve Lebel and Maine ASCD President Matt Dewett-Card and Executive Director, Dr. Leigh Alley
  • Language, Choice, and Balance - A Conversation with Mike Anderson
  • From Webinar to Practice with Dana Foulds

Listen on Anchor or Spotify

Why We Should Stop Trying to Motivate Our Students
(And What We Should Do Instead)
with Mike Anderson

October 28, 2021
Grappone Center
Concord, NH

"Do we have to do this?" "Is this going to be graded?" "When am I ever going to use this in real life?"

Questions like this are infuriating. They seem to indicate a lack of motivation in students, and it's so disheartening to feel like we're having to threaten or bribe students to get them to do schoolwork. After all, didn't we get into teaching because we're passionate about learning—and don't we want our students to share that passion?

In this active and interactive (and dare I say provocative?) workshop, we'll explore the question of motivation in great depth. We'll look at common school practices (such as traditional grading, incentive systems, and praise) that are meant to motivate but which actually demotivate. We'll also explore lots of practical strategies for tapping into students' intrinsic motivations so that they'll be more energized and engaged with daily learning. You'll walk away from this workshop with a more complete understanding of how motivation actually works as well as many strategies for making learning more motivational for your students.

More information will be available soon.

NHASCD Board Highlights
Rebecca Gagnon is the Assistant Principal of Hopkinton Middle/High School, a member of the ASCD Legislative Committee, and from 2015-2017, was the NHASCD President.
Tom Crumine is a science teacher at Concord High School. He has been on the NHASCD Board since 2016 and is a member of the Engagement & Sustainability Committee.
NHASCD Executive Director

Jan Yost has been the NHASCD Executive Director since January 2018. She is a veteran educator with experience as a high school and middle school mathematics teacher (both in NH and NY), an instructor in the UNH Live, Learn, and Teach Program, and an administrator on the NH Seacoast.