ASCD Collection 5

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All Titles Education

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  • Create Success! Unlocking the Potential of Urban Students

    Create Success! Unlocking the Potential of Urban Students

    Provides an outline to teaching urban students, placing an emphasis on the active participation of teachers, parents, caregivers, and coaches in each student s success.

  • Creating the Opportunity to Learn: Moving From Research to Practice to Close the Achievement Gap

    Creating the Opportunity to Learn: Moving From Research to Practice to Close the Achievement Gap

    Provides help navigating evidence-based methodologies to chart a course toward closing (and eliminating) the academic achievement gap. The authors present a comprehensive view of the achievement gap and advocate for strategies that contribute to the success of all children.

  • Effective Supervision: Supporting the Art and Science of Teaching

    Effective Supervision: Supporting the Art and Science of Teaching

    Shows school and district-level administrators how to set the priorities and support the practices that will help all teachers become expert teachers.

  • Everyday Engagement: Making Students and Parents Your Partners in Learning

    Everyday Engagement: Making Students and Parents Your Partners in Learning

    This book focuses on the potentially overwhelming, sometimes puzzling, often delicate work of engaging both students and parents in the pursuit of learning and achievement.

  • Focus: Elevating the Essentials to Radically Improve Student Learning

    Focus: Elevating the Essentials to Radically Improve Student Learning

    This book describes a plan for radically improving student learning that is built on three core elements: a focused and coherent curriculum (what we teach); clear, prioritized lessons (how we teach); and purposeful reading and writing, or authentic literacy.

  • Great Performances, ed. 2: Creating Classroom-Based Performance Tasks

    Great Performances, ed. 2: Creating Classroom-Based Performance Tasks

    Provides a four-step approach for teaching students how to acquire content knowledge, including examples of student projects as well as effective assessment tools that teachers can adapt for their own classrooms.

  • How to Motivate Reluctant Learners

    How to Motivate Reluctant Learners

    Shows examples of what great teachers do to motivate reluctant learners without relying on elaborate rewards systems or creative tricks to reach students who actively or passively resist investing themselves in the classroom.

  • How to Plan Rigorous Instruction

    How to Plan Rigorous Instruction

    Covers the step by step process of what great teachers do to set a learning destination that's worth working toward and ensure that the path students take to get there will help them pass the big tests and become engaged learners, effective problem solvers, and critical thinkers.

  • How to Teach Now: Five Keys to Personalized Learning in the Global Classroom

    How to Teach Now: Five Keys to Personalized Learning in the Global Classroom

    Provides a practical map to navigate some of today's most complicated instructional challenges. Identifies five critical keys to personalizing learning for students who have wildly different cultural, linguistic, and academic backgrounds.

  • Insights into Action: Successful School Leaders Share What Works

    Insights into Action: Successful School Leaders Share What Works

    This book focuses on relevant topics that face today's educational leaders, particularly those at the school level: teacher leaders, grade or department chairs, assistant principals, and principals. Each chapter weaves a narrative of a successful leader who embodies the characteristics that current research and theory have established as essential for success, examining a different topic while offering practical applications and ways to overcome barriers to success.

  • Reaching Out to Latino Families of English Language Learners

    Reaching Out to Latino Families of English Language Learners

    This books provides guidance and resources to help teachers communicate and collaborate with the families of Latino English Language Learners (ELLs). Practical tips and tools, including reproducible form letters in English and Spanish, are provided to help teachers solicit valuable information about students from their families, extend families' knowledge of how U.S. schools operate, and provide families with ideas for helping students with their schoolwork at home.

  • Simply Better: Doing What Matters Most to Change the Odds for Student Success

    Simply Better: Doing What Matters Most to Change the Odds for Student Success

    This books outlines the principles and practices that can be employed right now in schools to change the odds of meeting the needs of all students and providing a better education for students. Includes interventions that schools must perform to change the odds for students.

  • Teaching Boys Who Struggle in School: Strategies That Turn Underachievers into Successful Leaders

    Teaching Boys Who Struggle in School: Strategies That Turn Underachievers into Successful Leaders

    This book focuses on ways educators can use the Pathways to Re-Engagement model to create strategies and transform underachieving boys into successful learners in the classroom. Presents four large-scale studies used to discover how boys learn best, and provides lesson plans, and anecdotes from real teachers of all grade levels.

  • Teaching in Tandem: Effective Co-Teaching in the Inclusive Classroom

    Teaching in Tandem: Effective Co-Teaching in the Inclusive Classroom

    This book focuses on creating a successful partnership while co-teaching within a classroom, and examines topics such as organization, engaging students with multiple perspectives, and responding to parental concerns. Provides guidance based on answering questions posed by real co-teachers, and is suitable for principles, teachers, paraprofessionals, and administrators.

  • The Formative Assessment Action Plan: Practical Steps to More Successful Teaching and Learning

    The Formative Assessment Action Plan: Practical Steps to More Successful Teaching and Learning

    This book focuses on a four-step approach to formative assessment, explaining how the system of give-and-take between student and teacher promotes learning in the classroom. Uses real-life scenarios to demonstrate application of the steps and provide adjustable instruction techniques for any grade level.

  • The Purposeful Classroom: How to Structure Lessons with Learning Goals in Mind

    The Purposeful Classroom: How to Structure Lessons with Learning Goals in Mind

    This book focuses on strategies for educators to understand the purpose of every lesson within the classroom by examining topics such as the difference between standards, objectives, and purposes, the mastery of lesson content, and the motivation of students. Provides specific examples of assignments, purpose statements, and tests for multiple grade levels and content areas.

  • The Understanding by Design Guide to Creating High-Quality Units

    The Understanding by Design Guide to Creating High-Quality Units

    This book focuses on the basic concepts behind the Understanding by Design approach used by educators to create classroom curriculum that focus on students' understanding of important ideas and working backwards from there. Contains eight modules that are based on a typical workshop presentation, which can also be studied out of sequence, intended for K-16 educators.

  • Total Participation Techniques: Making Every Student an Active Learner

    Total Participation Techniques: Making Every Student an Active Learner

    This book focuses on how educators can use active learning strategies, known as Total Participation Techniques, within the classroom in order to engage K-12 students. Techniques are examined in depth and presented in four parts: overview, implementation instructions, student participation, and classroom personalization, with real-world examples and toolkits for all levels of learning.

  • Transformational Teaching in the Information Age: Making Why and How We Teach Relevant to Students

    Transformational Teaching in the Information Age: Making Why and How We Teach Relevant to Students

    This book focuses on the strategy that educators can utilize in the information age to create a relevant learning experience and educational opportunity by placing students at the center of learning. Uses theory, practice and real-world experiences to illustrate the importance of student-teacher relationships in a K-18 learning environment.

  • Transformative Assessment in Action: An Inside Look at Applying the Process

    Transformative Assessment in Action: An Inside Look at Applying the Process

    This book examines formative assessment conducted in the classroom and how educators can plan and apply results in the real-world. Provides chapter-specific reflection questions that lay out practical models and guidance for all education levels.

  • Understanding Common Core State Standards

    Understanding Common Core State Standards

    This book focuses on the new national Common Core standards and what educators need to know in order to strengthen learning and teaching methods within the classroom. Chapters focus on the national standards, including understanding, the benefits for students, concerns, and preparation for the 2014-2015 school year when students will assessed on the standards for the first time.

  • Wasting Minds: Why Our Education System Is Failing and What We Can Do About It

    Wasting Minds: Why Our Education System Is Failing and What We Can Do About It

    This book attempts to challenge the assumptions that are rooted within the education community and bring clarity to aspects of the school reform movement. Presented in two parts, the first discusses the flawed ideas currently implemented in school systems, and the second relates how a revised strategy is the answer to many problems.

  • Where Great Teaching Begins: Planning for Student Thinking and Learning

    Where Great Teaching Begins: Planning for Student Thinking and Learning

    This book is a step-by-step walk through the behind-the-scenes intellectual work necessary to make instruction truly effective and help students learn deeply and meaningfully. Intended to assist teachers in learning how to translate standards into objectives, use objectives for the basis of assessment, develop learning objectives that incorporate targeted content and thinking skills, and pull objectives, assessments, and learning activities into teaching plans for learning.