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10 Steps to Managing Change in Schools

This book provides educators with a proven, practical, and broadly applicable system for implementing new practices methodically and effectively.

17,000 Classroom Visits Can’t Be Wrong

This text will help teachers transition from simply planning instruction to designing high-quality student work. The authors share stories of successful practice and practical tools ready for immediate classroom application, and also provide opportunities for reflection and closure designed to help teachers consider (or reconsider) their current beliefs and practices.

5 Myths About Classroom Technology

This book explains how you can assess and answer your students' technology needs in terms of access, purpose, and audience--and why you and your school cannot afford to keep students from using technology in their education.

A Better Approach to Mobile Devices

This book offers school and district leaders concise, practical advice on how to set up a hybrid mobile technology program or shift an existing 1:1 or BYOD program to the more flexible, cost-effective, equitable, and learning-focused hybrid approach.

A Close Look at Close Reading

This book explains how to teach young learners to be close readers and how to make close reading a habit of practice in the elementary classroom. It explores text complexity and how to determine if a particular text is right for your learning purposes and your students.

A Close Look at Close Reading

This book explains how to teach middle and high school students to be close readers, how to make close reading a habit of practice across the content areas, and why doing so will build content knowledge. It explores text complexity and how to determine if a particular text is right for your learning purposes and your students.

A Teacher's Guide to Special Education

This practical reference clarifies what general education teachers need to know about special education law and processes and provides a guide to instructional best practices for the inclusive classroom.

Achieving Next Generation Literacy

This book presents a lesson planning approach for the secondary classroom that generates test success as a byproduct of comprehensive literacy learning.

Argument-Driven Inquiry in Biology

This book will provide you with the materials you need to start using argument-driven inquiry in biology lab instruction. It contains an introduction to the stages of this method--from question identification, data analysis, and argument development and evaluation to double-blind peer review and report revision. It also offers field-tested labs that cover molecules and organisms, ecosystems, heredity, and biological evolution.

Argument-Driven Inquiry in Chemistry

Transform your chemistry labs with this guide to argument-driven inquiry. Designed to be much more authentic for instruction than traditional laboratory activities, the investigations in this book give high school students the opportunity to work the way scientists do. They learn to identify questions, develop models, collect and analyze data, generate arguments, and critique and revise their reports.

Argument-Driven Inquiry in Life Science

This book will help you bring the benefits of argument-driven inquiry to your middle school life science classes. It provides field-tested labs in four broad areas of life science--molecules and organisms, ecosystems, biological evolution, and heredity--to help your students learn how to read, write, speak, and use math in the context of science. The students will design their own method, develop models, collect and analyze data, and critique information.

Balanced Leadership for Powerful Learning

This book identifies the 21 responsibilities associated with student achievement and shows how they relate to three key elements of effective leadership; establishing a clear focus, managing change, and developing a purposeful community.

Be a Winner! A Science Teacher’s Guide to Writing Successful Grant Proposals

This book takes you step by step through the writing process. You'll learn the top 10 reasons to write a grant proposal, how to identify and refine proposal ideas, the basic components of every proposal, the ins and outs of submitting a proposal, and how to manage a funded project.

Becoming a Responsive Science Teacher

This book offers a philosophical framework for understanding the beginnings of scientific thinking in high school students. It provides suggestions for how to use the case studies to practice recognizing, interpreting, and responding to the vital nuances of your own students' thinking in real time.

Better Than Carrots or Sticks

This book provide a practical blueprint for creating a cooperative and respectful classroom climate in which students and teachers work through behavioral issues together.

Better Writing Breakthrough

The book explores the three interrelated sequences of the field-tested Discourse and Writing Cycle--the Discourse Sequence, the Transition to Writing Sequence, and the Writing Sequence--and includes classroom examples and sample lesson plans from across the content areas of English, social studies, math, and science as a means to focus student thinking, fuel deeper learning, and build complex understanding.

Bringing STEM to the Elementary Classroom

This book provides a comprehensive source of classroom-tested STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) investigations. It provides 36 lessons conveniently organized into grade-level bands grounded in science education research and designed to encourage learning across disciplines.

Building a Math-Positive Culture

This book explores the path by which administrative leaders may improve their math programs, offering an overview of what an effective program looks like and examples of actions to take to achieve that goal. It addresses the three components necessary for a successful math program: how to recognize, support, and evaluate effective teachers; the steps to take to move from grand ideas to concrete results; and how to approach obstacles to achieving your goal.

Charting a Course to Standards-Based Grading

This book offers a continuum of options, with four "destinations" on the road to improved grading and assessment.

Citizen Science

This book provides a straightforward goal: to inspire you to engage your students through public collaboration in scientific research--also known as citizen science. It is specifically designed to get you comfortable using citizen science to support independent inquiry through which your students can learn both content and process skills.

Co-Planning for Co-Teaching

This book provides time-saving routines for general and special education teachers that will increase the active roles of co-teacher partners and intensify instruction for students. Co-planning strategies for meeting IEP goals, and tips for eliminating the frustrations and barriers often associated with co-planning, are also presented.

Complex Text Decoded

This work presents strategies, activities, and assessments that target students' ability to comprehend complex text, both traditional written text or multimedia formats. It covers the essential elements of unit design and models for lesson planning; instruction for teaching vocabulary; questioning techniques; strategies and activities designed for teaching complex text; and how to measure text complexity and select appropriate texts that are aligned with curricular goals.

Creative Writing in Science

This classroom resource book features activities that integrate writing with content in life science, Earth and space sciences, and engineering and physical sciences for grades 3-12.

Cultivating Curiosity in K-12 Classrooms

This book describes how teachers can create a structured, student-centered environment that allows for openness and surprise, and where inquiry guides authentic learning. Strategies for fostering student curiosity through exploration, novelty, and play; questioning and critical thinking; and experimenting and problem solving are also provided.

Diagnosis for Classroom Success, Teacher Edition

This book gets your students deeply involved in inquiry-based science as it acquaints them with major body systems, sickle cell anemia, HIV, pregnancy, and diabetes. This Teacher Edition (which includes the Student Edition) provides rubrics, answer keys, and prep tips to use before, during, and after the lessons.

Differentiation in Middle and High School

This book explore how to use differentiated instruction to help students be more successful learners--regardless of background, native language, learning style, motivation, or school savvy.

Digital Citizenship in Schools, ed. 3

Explains the relevance and importance of digital citizenship and explores its elements. Provides lesson plans and professional development activities to help educators determine how to go about incorporating digital citizenship concepts into the classroom.

Ditch the Daily Lesson Plan

This book shows teachers how they can free themselves from rigid and ineffective busywork by replacing lesson plans with learning journeys that are guided by the students' abilities, interests, and skill levels rather than by pre-selected checklists of day-to-day benchmarks.

Doing Good Science in Middle School

The book contains big-picture concepts, such as how to understand middle school learners and explore the nature of science with them. It provides a comprehensive overview of science and engineering practices, STEM, and inquiry-based middle school science instruction.

Drones in Education

This book was written for educators who want to incorporate drones into their curriculum but have no idea where to start. It covers all you need to implement a drone program in your school, including recommendations as to the drones that are best for specific students' age levels and subject areas, and which drones need to be registered and where you can fly them. It provides.lesson plans, real-world applications, and tips on securing funding for drones.

Effective Digtial Learning Environments

This book describes the essential role that technology coaches play in transforming schools into digital age global learning environments. The ISTE Standards for Coaches are broken down into applicable strategies, and illustrated with scenarios and real-life case studies from across the United States and around the world.

Even More Picture-Perfect Science Lessons

The book provides teacher-friendly lessons, strong standards-based science content, and a kid-magnet formula that will get your students engrossed in science while they improve their reading skills.

Excellence Through Equity

This book provides an inspiring look at how real-world educators are creating schools where all students are able to thrive. In these schools, educators understand that equity is not about treating all children the same. They are deeply committed to ensuring that each student receives what he or she individually needs to develop their full potential--and succeed.

Exemplary College Science Teaching

The book provides inspiration to alter your teaching methods to match new standards and new times focusing exclusively on college science teaching. It offers 16 examples of college teaching that builds on what students learned in high school.

Exemplary STEM Programs

This book tells the stories of 24 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics programs that connect with the Next Generation Science Standards and lead to successful student learning.

Exemplary Science

This book provides an overview of current research on quality professional development and how it aligns with the National Science Education Standards. It includes fourteen professional development programs that provide real-life models of how to train current or future teachers to carry out the constructivist, inquiry-based approach recommended by the Standards.

Flipped Learning for Elementary Instruction

This publication discusses how educators can successfully apply the flipped classroom model in elementary classrooms. It offers practical guidance, including how to approach lesson planning, what to do with class time and how to employ project-based learning techniques.

Flipped Learning for English Instruction

In this book, the authors discuss how educators can successfully apply the flipped classroom model to teaching English language arts. Each chapter offers practical guidance, including how to approach lesson planning, what to do with class time and how the flipped model can work alongside learning through inquiry.

Flipped Learning for Math Instruction

In this book, the authors discuss how educators can successfully apply the flipped classroom model to teaching math. Each chapter offers practical guidance, including how to approach lesson planning, what to do with classtime and how the flipped model can work alongside learning through inquiry.

Flipped Learning for Science Instruction

In this book, the authors discuss how educators can successfully apply the flipped classroom model to teaching science in the classroom and in the lab, as well as how to teach science employing inquiry-based and project-based learning techniques.

Flipped Learning for Social Studies

In this book, the authors discuss how educators can successfully apply the flipped classroom model to teaching social studies. Each chapter offers practical guidance, including how to approach lesson planning, what to do with class time, and how to flip interactive social studies simulations.

Formative Classroom Walkthroughs

This book presents detailed examples of how formative walkthroughs work across grade levels and subject areas, and provide useful templates that administrators and coaches can use to get started.

Fostering Resilient Learners

This book explores an urgent and growing issue--childhood trauma--and its profound effect on learning and teaching. It can help educators cultivate a trauma-sensitive learning environment for students across all content areas, grade levels, and educational settings.

Freedom to Fail

This text provides a raft of strategies for ensuring that students experience small, constructive failures as a means to greater achievement, and offers practical suggestions for ensuring that constructive failure doesn't detrimentally affect students' summative assessments.

Get Active

This practical guide will inform teachers' and school leaders' thinking about how best to design schools and classrooms to support learning in a connected, digital world. From classroom redesigns to schoolwide renovation projects and new building construction, the authors show the many ways that active learning spaces can improve the learning experience. Includes case studies as well as exercises and opportunities for reflection.

Getting Started with Blended Learning

This book provide a quick synopsis of the best ideas found to make the most of blended instruction by learning to navigate the technical details of Internet access and learning management systems.

Hard-to-Teach Biology Concepts, ed. 2

This book is designed to support instructors as they plan and implement NGSS-aligned lessons that will engage students with biology concepts that many find especially challenging.

How to Make Decisions with Different Kinds of Student Assessment Data

This book aids teachers and administrators in understanding the critical elements and nuances of assessment data and how that information can best be used to inform improvement efforts in the school or district.

How to Reach the Hard to Teach

This book presents a thoughtful and practical approach to achieving breakthrough success with linguistically and culturally diverse students who struggle in school. Strategies for setting high expectations, providing access to the core curriculum, using assessment to inform instruction, attending to language development--both English and academic, and creating a supportive classroom climate are also discussed.

Igniting Teacher Leadership

This book is written for busy school leaders who want to foster learning and growth not only for students but also for teachers. Effective leadership is vital in creating a culture of collaboration, modeling continuous improvement, and developing enhanced engagement throughout the building.

Including Students with Disabilities in Advanced Science Classes

This book helps teachers think of new ways to design instruction with individual needs in mind, find new and creative ways to manage lab experiments, overcome fears of behavioral flare-ups in the classroom, and become more confident when working with special education counterparts and the IEP team.

Innovation Age Learning

Contains strategies for teaching innovation-age skills as well as implementing Common Core standards. Using these takeaways, teachers can design learning environments that foster collaboration; promote self-expression, interactive communication, and three-dimensional communication; encourage creativity, associational thinking and empathetic thinking skills; and boost critical thinking skills.

Inquiring Scientists, Inquiring Readers

This book helps teachers blend literacy into elementary science instruction. It shows them how to teach science using a variety of nonfiction text sets (such as field guides, reference books, and narrative expository texts) and replace individual lessons with a learning-cycle format (including hands-on investigations, readings, directed discussion, and problem solving).

Integrating Technology in the Classroom

Presents new and immediately applicable ways to integrate technology in the classroom, using tools and projects that support collaborative, student-centered learning.

Intentional and Targeted Teaching

This book introduces the powerful FIT Teaching Tool, which harnesses the FIT Teaching approach and presents a detailed continuum of growth and leadership.

Introducing Teachers and Administrators to the NGSS

This book features activities and useful advice for guiding teachers and administrators as they put NGSS standards into practice in the classroom.

It’s Debatable! Using Socioscientific Issues to Develop Scientific Literacy, K-12

This book encourages scientific literacy by showing you how to teach the understanding and thinking skills your students need to explore real-world questions.

Leading for DIfferentiation

This book provides an overview of the reflective thinking and action-oriented steps necessary to launch a system of continuous professional learning, culture building, and program assessment that will allow differentiation to flourish in every classroom.

Leading with Focus

This book shows school administrators, principals, and other education leaders how to apply the author's model to the work of running schools and districts. It offers an overview of the case for simple, focused school and district leadership; examples of real schools and districts that have embraced focused leadership; and a practical implementation guide for ensuring focused leadership in schools and districts.

Learning to Choose, Choosing to Learn

This teacher-friendly guide offers everything needed to help students who are bored, frustrated, or under performing come alive to learning through the fundamental power of choice. It provides examples of choice in action, ideas to try with different students, and a step-by-step process to help plan and incorporate choice into your classroom.

Let's Get Social

In this book, educators will learn about integrating social learning at all grade levels using the popular educational social network, Edmodo. With tips and resources for both new and experienced users, it provides immediately adaptable strategies for incorporating Edmodo's suite of tools and apps in their classrooms. Learn how to leverage Edmodo for assessment, project-based learning, flipped classroom, gamification and more.

Level Up Your Classroom

This book shines a spotlight on gamification, an instructional approach that's revolutionizing K-12 education. Students build knowledge through experimentation and then apply what they've learned to fuel further exploration at higher levels of understanding.

Literacy Unleashed

This book explains why ensuring high-quality reading instruction is one of school leaders' most important jobs and introduce their Literacy Classroom Visit (LCV) Model. Meticulously researched and refined through years of application in the field, the LCV Model enables administrators to evaluate and improve literacy instruction in their school or district.

Make, Learn, Succeed

Offering rich examples and ready-to-implement activities, the book describes how to develop creativity by establishing a creativity-friendly learning environment; weaving maker, STEAM, robotics and gaming into instruction; encouraging motivation, entrepreneurship, curiosity and play; and using technology tools and resources to support student creativity.

Making Sense of Math

This book explores how to turn students into flexible mathematical thinkers and problem solvers. It focuses on the following areas: making sense of math by fostering habits of mind that help students analyze, understand, and adapt to problems; addressing the mathematical building blocks necessary to include in effective math instruction; and turning teaching "upside down" by shifting how we teach, focusing on discussion and analysis as much as we focus on correct answers.

Making Teachers Better Not Bitter

This book provides a compelling vision for teacher growth that encourages and supports instructional expertise, along with nearly three dozen step-by-step protocols for working with teachers. These protocols present a powerful rationale for re-conceptualizing teacher evaluation by creating a balanced system of three equally important components: Reliable and valid evaluation, empowering and focused supervision, and meaningful and purposeful reflection.

Meeting Common Core Technology Standards

This book shows teachers how to integrate the tech-related language found within the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) into their everyday curriculum. It outlines the CCSS standards for grades K-2 and informs teachers how to reach them through classroom-tested lesson examples that harness a robust list of software, websites, and apps, and includes lesson ideas by subject area (math, science, social studies, and ELA).

Meeting Common Core Technology Standards

This book shows teachers how to integrate the tech-related language found within the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) into their everyday curriculum. It outlines the CCSS standards for grades 3-5 and informs teachers how to reach them through classroom-tested lesson examples that harness a robust list of software, websites, and apps, and includes lesson ideas by subject area (math, science, social studies, and ELA).

Meeting Common Core Technology Standards

This book shows teachers how to integrate the tech-related language found within the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) into their everyday curriculum. It outlines the CCSS standards for grades 6-8 and informs teachers how to reach them through classroom-tested lesson examples that harness a robust list of software, websites, and apps, and includes lesson ideas by subject area (math, science, social studies, and ELA).

Meeting Common Core Technology Standards

This book shows teachers how to integrate the tech-related language found within the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) into their everyday curriculum. It outlines the CCSS standards for grades 9-12 and informs teachers how to reach them through classroom-tested lesson examples that harness a robust list of software, websites, and apps, and includes lesson ideas by subject area (math, science, social studies, and ELA).

Models and Approaches to STEM Professional Development

This book highlights professional development models and approaches used by several states and districts to significantly improve teaching and learning in one or more areas of STEM education, with significant emphasis on science and, to a lesser degree, mathematics education.

NGSS for All Students

This book portrays real teaching scenarios written by the teachers on the NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards) Diversity and Equity Team. The seven authentic case studies vividly illustrate research and standards-based classroom strategies you can use to engage diverse demographic groups.

Now That's a Good Question! How to Promote Cognitive Rigor Through Classroom Questioning

This book explores how one of the most fundamental instructional strategies--questioning--can provide the proper scaffolding to deepen student thinking, understanding, and application of knowledge.

On Being a Teacher

This collection of articles includes tips and strategies, reflections on the profession as a whole, and descriptions of practices that can make the teaching experience more effective and more rewarding.

On Developing Readers

This collection of articles covers what research says about the teaching of both reading and reading comprehension--from teaching phonics to improving fluency to tackling complex texts. It offers strategies for teaching informational texts as well as fiction. Most important, it also addresses how to inspire the love of reading.

On Formative Assessment

This collection of articles pulls together some of the best pieces on formative assessment and feedback that will help educators understand how to best use the data they have at their fingertips.

On Poverty and Learning

This collection of articles brings together fifteen insightful and passionate pieces that will help you better understand how poverty affects learning and what educators can do to make a positive difference for each learner every day.

Once Upon an Earth Science Book

This book provides everything needed to boost students' skills in both science and reading. Starting with advice on teaching reading comprehension strategies to middle school students, it also provides hands-on science activities, readings that cover important earth science concepts and support the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS),writing activities that prompt students to connect what they did with what they read, and assessment exercises.

Partnering with Parents to Ask the Right Questions

This book presents a strategy for how educators can build effective partnerships with parents--especially those who typically have not been actively involved in their children's schooling. It includes case studies spanning the K-12 spectrum, and it explores ways to assist struggling students, collaborate on IEPs, use school-based events to engage parents in problem solving, and tap into community resources to work effectively with families of English language learners.

Peer Coaching to Enrich Professional Practice, School Culture, and Student Learning

This book explains how to develop a collaborative, learning-focused culture and build trust among colleagues; offers strategies for participating in difficult conversations that yield useful feedback; clarifies how to develop, sustain, and evaluate peer coaching efforts; and showcases exemplary peer coaching practices used in real schools.

Problem-Based Learning in the Life Science Classroom, K–12

This book explores problem-based learning (PBL) in the life sciences curriculum. It shows how to engage students with scenarios that represent real-world science in the areas of life cycles, ecology, genetics, and cellular metabolism, and will prompt K-12 learners to work collaboratively on analyzing problems, asking questions, posing hypotheses, finding needed information, and then constructing a proposed solution.

Professional Development That Sticks

This book provides a framework for developing professional learning experiences that spark and maintain teacher motivation and lead to real changes in practice. It makes the case for a better approach--one that melds traditional PD structures with personalized learning. The author's three-stage professional development for learning (PDL) process covers critical aspects of planning, providing, and following up.

Questioning for Classroom Discussion

This work presents and analyzes the DNA of productive discussions--teacher-guided, small-group, and student-driven. It provides an in-depth exploration of questioning as the beating heart of thoughtful discussions as important components of classroom instruction that work in tandem to push learning forward and move students from passive participants to active meaning-makers.

Real Engagement

This text explains the four keys to real engagement: clarity, context, challenge, and culture. The strategies provided for improving classroom assignments, assessments, and environments will help teachers create learning experiences that are rigorous, meaningful, and rewarding for their students and themselves.

Real-World Projects

In this book, teachers will learn why students need to be able to identify and solve authentic, project-worthy problems in their own communities and beyond; how to connect with real-world experts, allies, and audiences; and what practical, field-tested strategies are essential for planning, assessing, and using technology to support successful projects.

Reimagining the Science Department

This book invites the reader to reassess past and current practices in science departments and to rethink the future for teachers and students in their own science classrooms.

Retaining New Teachers

This book describes four broad supports crucial to helping early-career teachers succeed and stay in the profession: comprehensive induction programs, supportive administrators, skilled mentors, and helpful colleagues. It offers practical, research-based strategies to help leaders provide these supports and create a culture of collaboration across the school.

Rethinking Grading

This book will show all educators how standards-based grading can authentically reflect student progress and learning--and significantly improve both teaching and learning.

Reward Learning with Badges

In this book, teachers of all subjects will learn why badges work and the secrets to designing challenges that enable students to fully engage with and take control of their own learning. Complete with step-by-step planning advice, tips on implementation and technology, and support from examples and success stories, this book will get teachers thinking differently about motivation and achievement and will prepare them to embark on their own badging initiatives.

STEM Leadership

This text shows K-12 school leaders how to support STEM programs that excite students and teachers--even if the leader is not an expert in science, technology, engineering, or math.

School Culture Rewired

This book offers tools, strategies, and advice for defining, assessing, and ultimately transforming your school's culture into one that is positive, forward-looking, and actively working to enrich students' lives.

Science Fair Warm-Up, Teachers Guide

This guide is based on the constructivist view that makes students responsible for their own learning and aims to prepare both teachers and students for science fair success.

Science Learning in the Early Years

This book provides teachers with 40-plus classroom activities and an understanding of how to use them with young students.

Science Stories You Can Count On

This book features real case studies with quantitative reasoning skills enmeshed in the story line to help teach biology and show its relevance to the lives of future citizens.

Science for the Next Generation

This book provides background, content, and practices sciences teachers need to implement the new standards at the K-5 level.

Scientific Argumentation in Biology

This resource will help teachers improve high school students' understanding of argumentation and evidence-based reasoning. It combines theory, practice, and biology content.

Securing the Connected Classroom

This book guides educators, administrators and IT staff through a step-by-step process for creating a districtwide blueprint for keeping students safe online while maintaining an appropriate level of security.

Setting the Standard for Project Based Learning

This book take readers through the step-by-step process of how to create, implement, and assess project based learning (PBL) using a classroom-tested framework. Also included are chapters for school leaders on implementing PBL system wide and the use of PBL in informal settings.

Solar Science

This book offers hands-on, inquiry-based activities on many aspects of solar astronomy. The activities cover the Sun's motions, space weather caused by the Sun, the measurement of time and seasons in our daily lives, and more.

Solving 25 Problems in Unit Design

In this book, the authors identify and describe the 25 most common problems in curriculum unit design and recommend how to fix them--and avoid them when planning new units.

Starting School Right

This book is packed with ideas for both new and veteran teachers of K-8 students, covering a variety of topics that are especially relevant to the first week of school. It provides critical information that includes arranging and navigating the classroom, setting basic expectations, communicating routines, and understanding your students' needs. You'll gain new insights for the first week of school and for a successful year for students, parents, and teachers.

Tapping the Power of Personalized Learning

This book presents the groundbreaking results of the Institute's half-decade of research, development, and practice: a simple but powerful model for personalizing students' learning experiences by building their levels of commitment, ownership, and independence.

Teach, Reflect, Learn

This book provides tools to assess your current self-reflective tendencies, identify opportunities to reflect on your instruction, and begin to forge a path toward continuous growth and educational excellence.

Teacher Teamwork

This book demonstrates how to build productive teams and intentionally create an environment of professional engagement in your school by utilizing these four steps: establishing guidelines and protocols, managing and resolving conflicts, refining decision-making skills, and building team capacity.

Teaching Conceptual Understanding in Science

This book explores where science education has been and where it's going. It emphasizes how knowing the history and nature of science can help educators engage in teaching for conceptual understanding and conceptual change, and stresses the importance of formative assessment.

Teaching Energy Across the Sciences, K-12

This book offers the strategies and tools needed to help students understand energy as a concept.

Teaching Students to Drive Their Brains

In this book, the authors explain metacognition and how it equips students to meet today's rigorous education standards. They present a unique blend of useful metaphors, learning strategies, and instructional tips you can use to teach your students to be the boss of their brains.

Teaching Students to Self-Assess

This book explains how teachers can use reflection to help students decipher their own learning needs and engage in deep, thought-provoking discourse about progress.

Teaching the 4Cs with Technology

This book shows how teachers can more purposefully integrate technology into instruction to facilitate the practice and mastery of each of the 4Cs (critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity) along with other learning objectives.

Tech Out Your Class

This publication walks the educator through six technology-rich, customizable projects aligned to Common Core and ISTE Standards.

Technology, Reading & Digital Literacy

The book is filled with a collection of literacy tools, such as virtual book clubs, video and animated book talks, and writer's wikis, as well as strategies for leveraging these resources in class. Educators at all levels can use the resources and instructional methods in this book to boost digital literacy for all students.

The Artisan Teaching Model for Instructional Leadership

This book merges the idea of teamwork with the concept of an artisan-apprentice relationship; when newer members of the profession work alongside experts ("artisans"). Over time, the apprentices become artisans themselves and in turn share the art and craft of teaching with newer teachers.

The BSCS 5E Instructional Model

This book will help you create more teachable moments in your classroom through the use of the five phases of the BCBS model: engage, explore, explain, elaborate, and evaluate. It also explores the historical idea of what can be considered instructional models and education research that supports them; explains how to connect the model to NGSS, STEM education, and 21st-century skills; and weaves a narrative that encompasses education research and the psychology of learning.

The Basics of Data Literacy

This book teaches you how to help your students understand data. In turn, they learn how to collect, summarize, and analyze statistics inside and outside the classroom. Provides an introduction to types of variables and data, ways to structure and interpret data tables, simple statistics, and survey basics from a student perspective.

The Case for STEM Education

The book starts by putting STEM in context. The early chapters outline the challenges facing STEM education, draw lessons from the Sputnik moment of the 1950s and 1960s, and contrast contemporary STEM with other education reforms. The author then explores appropriate roles for the federal government as well as states, districts, and individual schools. Finally, the book offers several ideas you can use to develop actual action plans for STEM.

The Feedback Loop

Drawing on research-based findings and the experiences of both new and veteran classroom teachers, this guide offers practical ideas for middle and high school teachers, regardless of discipline. The first chapters introduce the Feedback Loop framework; highlight the four elements of goals, tools, data, and inferences; and explore how to close the loop by connecting inferences and goals through feedback. Later chapters show how to use the full loop to inform your instruction.

The Global Educator

Discusses the importance of educators connecting themselves and their classrooms to the world, what emerging education leadership styles are shifting pedagogy, the essential benefits of embedding online global collaboration into the curriculum, simple steps that educators in the classroom can take to become more globally minded and start to change their practice, and how emerging digital technologies are supporting this move to online global learning and collaboration.

The Highly Effective Teacher

In this book, the author introduces the Teacher Intentionality Practice Scale (TIPS), a framework for both supporting and measuring effective teaching. Taken together, the framework's seven TIPs provide a research-based, classroom-tested guide to help teachers create coherent, connected lessons.

The Motivated Brain

This book explores an approach to teaching and learning that improves student motivation, knowledge acquisition, retention, and academic success.

The NSTA Quick-Reference Guide to the NGSS, Elementary School

This guide provides "cheat sheets" and other tools to assist science educators with the implementation of NGSS, including appropriate performance expectations; disciplinary core ideas; practices; crosscutting concepts; connections to engineering, technology, and applications of science; and connections to nature of science.

The NSTA Quick-Reference Guide to the NGSS, High School

This guide provides performance expectations; disciplinary core ideas; practices; crosscutting concepts; connections to engineering, technology, and applications of science; and connections to nature of science. It is designed to be used with the NGSS.

The NSTA Quick-Reference Guide to the NGSS, K-12

This guide provides performance expectations; disciplinary core ideas; practices; crosscutting concepts; connections to engineering, technology, and applications of science; and connections to nature of science. It is designed to be used with the NGSS.

The NSTA Quick-Reference Guide to the NGSS, Middle School

This guide provides performance expectations; disciplinary core ideas; practices; crosscutting concepts; connections to engineering, technology, and applications of science; and connections to nature of science. It is designed to be used with the NGSS.

The NSTA Reader's Guide to A Framework for K-12 Science Education, ed. 2

Unpacks the three key dimensions of the Framework for K-12 Science Education--scientific and engineering practices, crosscutting concepts, and core ideas in each specific discipline--allowing teachers, administrators, curriculum developers, university professors, and others to more easily grasp how the NGSS differ from previous standards. Includes essays by key leaders in science education, each further explaining the Framework.

The NSTA Reader's Guide to the Next Generation Science Standards

This guide offers teachers, principals, district and state administrators -- anyone with a vested interest in improving the quality of science education -- tools needed to absorb the new standards and begin to implement them into classroom practices.

The New Science Teacher's Handbook

In this book, you will learn 12 specific steps that will help you on your way to becoming a skilled classroom teacher. Includes actual experiences that happened within one of the authors' classrooms, what the authors learned from the experiences, multiple solutions you can choose from to fit your concerns and school environment, how the classroom looks after implementing the steps for success, and resources you can turn to if you want to explore each topic in more detail.

The Power of Extreme Writing

Offers focused, daily writing sessions that provide students with consistent, long-term engagement, teaching them to be more fluent in their writing. The author outlines this process and also describes what it looks like in the classroom, explains how to assess student work, and highlights several inspirations that motivate students to write.

The Power of Questioning

This book takes questioning in the K-6 classroom to a new level while emphasizing the interconnected nature of instruction. Instead of having your students look for the answer, you allow them to raise other questions as they investigate the topic further.

The Power of the Adolescent Brain

This book looks at the power and promise of the teenage brain from an empathetic, strength-based perspective, and describes what middle and high school educators can do to make the most of their students' potential.

The Principal 50

This book guides motivated school leaders through 50 self-reflection exercises designed to yield a deeper understanding of the meaning behind the work that they do.

The Principal Influence

This book explores the definition of leadership and including clear targets that support the ongoing growth and development of leaders. It enables principals to learn to capitalize on their leadership roles as visionary, instructional leader, engager, and learner and collaborator. It also offers 17 criteria of effective practice that allow leaders to focus on behaviors that have the greatest direct effect on the culture and status of learning and teaching.

The Teacher 50

This book takes readers on a reflective journey designed to reignite their passion for teaching. It provides teachers with ideas for strengthening student success in the classroom at all times and under all circumstances.

Translating the NGSS for Classroom Instruction

This book provides essential guidance for everyone from teachers to school administrators to district and state science coordinators. It includes an introduction to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) with examples of the standards translated to classroom instruction in elementary, middle, and high school, and assistance in adapting current units of instruction to align with the standards.

Uncovering Student Ideas in Earth and Environmental Science

This book offers 32 engaging questions, or probes, that can reveal what your students already know--or think they know--about core Earth and environmental science concepts. Armed with those insights, you can use the probes' teacher notes to adjust your approach and present the science in grade-appropriate ways so students will learn the content accurately.

Uncovering Student Ideas in Physical Science

This book offers 39 new formative assessment probes, with a focus on electric charge, electric current, and magnets and electromagnetism. It can help you do everything from demystify electromagnetic fields to explain the real reason balloons stick to the wall after you rub them on your hair.

Uncovering Student Ideas in Primary Science

This book offers 8 life science probes, 11 physical science probes, and 6 Earth and space science probes that target K-2 disciplinary core ideas.

Unlocking Student Potential

This book offers concrete ways to identify student strengths and then build on them in your classroom or school throughout the year.

Using Physical Science Gadgets and Gizmos, Grades 3–5

This book offers 30 experiments to let your elementary school students explore a variety of phenomena involved with speed, friction and air resistance, gravity, air pressure, electricity, electric circuits, magnetism, and energy.

Using Physical Science Gadgets and Gizmos, Grades 6–8

This book offers 35 experiments covering topics including pressure and force, thermodynamics, energy, light and color, resonance, and buoyancy.

Using Physics Gadgets and Gizmos, Grades 9–12

This book offers 54 experiments to encourage your high school students to explore a variety of phenomena involved with pressure and force, thermodynamics, energy, light and color, resonance, buoyancy, two-dimensional motion, angular momentum, magnetism, and electromagnetic induction.

What Are They Thinking? Promoting Elementary Learning Through Formative Assessment

This book will help draw out and then recognize what students know--or think they know--about the natural world. It provides easy-to-grasp explanations and advice that tell how to encourage evidence-based discussion and then monitor students' understanding.

You're the Principal! Now What? Strategies and Solutions for New School Leaders

This book provides a mentor's guidance to steer new principals through the period of adjustment and set the foundation for a long and rewarding career. The topics you wish your graduate program had covered are covered here--directly, practically, and without the jargon.

Education

10 Steps to Managing Change in Schools

This book provides educators with a proven, practical, and broadly applicable system for implementing new practices methodically and effectively.

17,000 Classroom Visits Can’t Be Wrong

This text will help teachers transition from simply planning instruction to designing high-quality student work. The authors share stories of successful practice and practical tools ready for immediate classroom application, and also provide opportunities for reflection and closure designed to help teachers consider (or reconsider) their current beliefs and practices.

5 Myths About Classroom Technology

This book explains how you can assess and answer your students' technology needs in terms of access, purpose, and audience--and why you and your school cannot afford to keep students from using technology in their education.

A Better Approach to Mobile Devices

This book offers school and district leaders concise, practical advice on how to set up a hybrid mobile technology program or shift an existing 1:1 or BYOD program to the more flexible, cost-effective, equitable, and learning-focused hybrid approach.

A Close Look at Close Reading

This book explains how to teach young learners to be close readers and how to make close reading a habit of practice in the elementary classroom. It explores text complexity and how to determine if a particular text is right for your learning purposes and your students.

A Close Look at Close Reading

This book explains how to teach middle and high school students to be close readers, how to make close reading a habit of practice across the content areas, and why doing so will build content knowledge. It explores text complexity and how to determine if a particular text is right for your learning purposes and your students.

A Teacher's Guide to Special Education

This practical reference clarifies what general education teachers need to know about special education law and processes and provides a guide to instructional best practices for the inclusive classroom.

Achieving Next Generation Literacy

This book presents a lesson planning approach for the secondary classroom that generates test success as a byproduct of comprehensive literacy learning.

Argument-Driven Inquiry in Biology

This book will provide you with the materials you need to start using argument-driven inquiry in biology lab instruction. It contains an introduction to the stages of this method--from question identification, data analysis, and argument development and evaluation to double-blind peer review and report revision. It also offers field-tested labs that cover molecules and organisms, ecosystems, heredity, and biological evolution.

Argument-Driven Inquiry in Chemistry

Transform your chemistry labs with this guide to argument-driven inquiry. Designed to be much more authentic for instruction than traditional laboratory activities, the investigations in this book give high school students the opportunity to work the way scientists do. They learn to identify questions, develop models, collect and analyze data, generate arguments, and critique and revise their reports.

Argument-Driven Inquiry in Life Science

This book will help you bring the benefits of argument-driven inquiry to your middle school life science classes. It provides field-tested labs in four broad areas of life science--molecules and organisms, ecosystems, biological evolution, and heredity--to help your students learn how to read, write, speak, and use math in the context of science. The students will design their own method, develop models, collect and analyze data, and critique information.

Balanced Leadership for Powerful Learning

This book identifies the 21 responsibilities associated with student achievement and shows how they relate to three key elements of effective leadership; establishing a clear focus, managing change, and developing a purposeful community.

Be a Winner! A Science Teacher’s Guide to Writing Successful Grant Proposals

This book takes you step by step through the writing process. You'll learn the top 10 reasons to write a grant proposal, how to identify and refine proposal ideas, the basic components of every proposal, the ins and outs of submitting a proposal, and how to manage a funded project.

Becoming a Responsive Science Teacher

This book offers a philosophical framework for understanding the beginnings of scientific thinking in high school students. It provides suggestions for how to use the case studies to practice recognizing, interpreting, and responding to the vital nuances of your own students' thinking in real time.

Better Than Carrots or Sticks

This book provide a practical blueprint for creating a cooperative and respectful classroom climate in which students and teachers work through behavioral issues together.

Better Writing Breakthrough

The book explores the three interrelated sequences of the field-tested Discourse and Writing Cycle--the Discourse Sequence, the Transition to Writing Sequence, and the Writing Sequence--and includes classroom examples and sample lesson plans from across the content areas of English, social studies, math, and science as a means to focus student thinking, fuel deeper learning, and build complex understanding.

Bringing STEM to the Elementary Classroom

This book provides a comprehensive source of classroom-tested STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) investigations. It provides 36 lessons conveniently organized into grade-level bands grounded in science education research and designed to encourage learning across disciplines.

Building a Math-Positive Culture

This book explores the path by which administrative leaders may improve their math programs, offering an overview of what an effective program looks like and examples of actions to take to achieve that goal. It addresses the three components necessary for a successful math program: how to recognize, support, and evaluate effective teachers; the steps to take to move from grand ideas to concrete results; and how to approach obstacles to achieving your goal.

Charting a Course to Standards-Based Grading

This book offers a continuum of options, with four "destinations" on the road to improved grading and assessment.

Citizen Science

This book provides a straightforward goal: to inspire you to engage your students through public collaboration in scientific research--also known as citizen science. It is specifically designed to get you comfortable using citizen science to support independent inquiry through which your students can learn both content and process skills.

Co-Planning for Co-Teaching

This book provides time-saving routines for general and special education teachers that will increase the active roles of co-teacher partners and intensify instruction for students. Co-planning strategies for meeting IEP goals, and tips for eliminating the frustrations and barriers often associated with co-planning, are also presented.

Complex Text Decoded

This work presents strategies, activities, and assessments that target students' ability to comprehend complex text, both traditional written text or multimedia formats. It covers the essential elements of unit design and models for lesson planning; instruction for teaching vocabulary; questioning techniques; strategies and activities designed for teaching complex text; and how to measure text complexity and select appropriate texts that are aligned with curricular goals.

Creative Writing in Science

This classroom resource book features activities that integrate writing with content in life science, Earth and space sciences, and engineering and physical sciences for grades 3-12.

Cultivating Curiosity in K-12 Classrooms

This book describes how teachers can create a structured, student-centered environment that allows for openness and surprise, and where inquiry guides authentic learning. Strategies for fostering student curiosity through exploration, novelty, and play; questioning and critical thinking; and experimenting and problem solving are also provided.

Diagnosis for Classroom Success, Teacher Edition

This book gets your students deeply involved in inquiry-based science as it acquaints them with major body systems, sickle cell anemia, HIV, pregnancy, and diabetes. This Teacher Edition (which includes the Student Edition) provides rubrics, answer keys, and prep tips to use before, during, and after the lessons.

Differentiation in Middle and High School

This book explore how to use differentiated instruction to help students be more successful learners--regardless of background, native language, learning style, motivation, or school savvy.

Digital Citizenship in Schools, ed. 3

Explains the relevance and importance of digital citizenship and explores its elements. Provides lesson plans and professional development activities to help educators determine how to go about incorporating digital citizenship concepts into the classroom.

Ditch the Daily Lesson Plan

This book shows teachers how they can free themselves from rigid and ineffective busywork by replacing lesson plans with learning journeys that are guided by the students' abilities, interests, and skill levels rather than by pre-selected checklists of day-to-day benchmarks.

Doing Good Science in Middle School

The book contains big-picture concepts, such as how to understand middle school learners and explore the nature of science with them. It provides a comprehensive overview of science and engineering practices, STEM, and inquiry-based middle school science instruction.

Drones in Education

This book was written for educators who want to incorporate drones into their curriculum but have no idea where to start. It covers all you need to implement a drone program in your school, including recommendations as to the drones that are best for specific students' age levels and subject areas, and which drones need to be registered and where you can fly them. It provides.lesson plans, real-world applications, and tips on securing funding for drones.

Effective Digtial Learning Environments

This book describes the essential role that technology coaches play in transforming schools into digital age global learning environments. The ISTE Standards for Coaches are broken down into applicable strategies, and illustrated with scenarios and real-life case studies from across the United States and around the world.

Even More Picture-Perfect Science Lessons

The book provides teacher-friendly lessons, strong standards-based science content, and a kid-magnet formula that will get your students engrossed in science while they improve their reading skills.

Excellence Through Equity

This book provides an inspiring look at how real-world educators are creating schools where all students are able to thrive. In these schools, educators understand that equity is not about treating all children the same. They are deeply committed to ensuring that each student receives what he or she individually needs to develop their full potential--and succeed.

Exemplary College Science Teaching

The book provides inspiration to alter your teaching methods to match new standards and new times focusing exclusively on college science teaching. It offers 16 examples of college teaching that builds on what students learned in high school.

Exemplary STEM Programs

This book tells the stories of 24 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics programs that connect with the Next Generation Science Standards and lead to successful student learning.

Exemplary Science

This book provides an overview of current research on quality professional development and how it aligns with the National Science Education Standards. It includes fourteen professional development programs that provide real-life models of how to train current or future teachers to carry out the constructivist, inquiry-based approach recommended by the Standards.

Flipped Learning for Elementary Instruction

This publication discusses how educators can successfully apply the flipped classroom model in elementary classrooms. It offers practical guidance, including how to approach lesson planning, what to do with class time and how to employ project-based learning techniques.

Flipped Learning for English Instruction

In this book, the authors discuss how educators can successfully apply the flipped classroom model to teaching English language arts. Each chapter offers practical guidance, including how to approach lesson planning, what to do with class time and how the flipped model can work alongside learning through inquiry.

Flipped Learning for Math Instruction

In this book, the authors discuss how educators can successfully apply the flipped classroom model to teaching math. Each chapter offers practical guidance, including how to approach lesson planning, what to do with classtime and how the flipped model can work alongside learning through inquiry.

Flipped Learning for Science Instruction

In this book, the authors discuss how educators can successfully apply the flipped classroom model to teaching science in the classroom and in the lab, as well as how to teach science employing inquiry-based and project-based learning techniques.

Flipped Learning for Social Studies

In this book, the authors discuss how educators can successfully apply the flipped classroom model to teaching social studies. Each chapter offers practical guidance, including how to approach lesson planning, what to do with class time, and how to flip interactive social studies simulations.

Formative Classroom Walkthroughs

This book presents detailed examples of how formative walkthroughs work across grade levels and subject areas, and provide useful templates that administrators and coaches can use to get started.

Fostering Resilient Learners

This book explores an urgent and growing issue--childhood trauma--and its profound effect on learning and teaching. It can help educators cultivate a trauma-sensitive learning environment for students across all content areas, grade levels, and educational settings.

Freedom to Fail

This text provides a raft of strategies for ensuring that students experience small, constructive failures as a means to greater achievement, and offers practical suggestions for ensuring that constructive failure doesn't detrimentally affect students' summative assessments.

Get Active

This practical guide will inform teachers' and school leaders' thinking about how best to design schools and classrooms to support learning in a connected, digital world. From classroom redesigns to schoolwide renovation projects and new building construction, the authors show the many ways that active learning spaces can improve the learning experience. Includes case studies as well as exercises and opportunities for reflection.

Getting Started with Blended Learning

This book provide a quick synopsis of the best ideas found to make the most of blended instruction by learning to navigate the technical details of Internet access and learning management systems.

Hard-to-Teach Biology Concepts, ed. 2

This book is designed to support instructors as they plan and implement NGSS-aligned lessons that will engage students with biology concepts that many find especially challenging.

How to Make Decisions with Different Kinds of Student Assessment Data

This book aids teachers and administrators in understanding the critical elements and nuances of assessment data and how that information can best be used to inform improvement efforts in the school or district.

How to Reach the Hard to Teach

This book presents a thoughtful and practical approach to achieving breakthrough success with linguistically and culturally diverse students who struggle in school. Strategies for setting high expectations, providing access to the core curriculum, using assessment to inform instruction, attending to language development--both English and academic, and creating a supportive classroom climate are also discussed.

Igniting Teacher Leadership

This book is written for busy school leaders who want to foster learning and growth not only for students but also for teachers. Effective leadership is vital in creating a culture of collaboration, modeling continuous improvement, and developing enhanced engagement throughout the building.

Including Students with Disabilities in Advanced Science Classes

This book helps teachers think of new ways to design instruction with individual needs in mind, find new and creative ways to manage lab experiments, overcome fears of behavioral flare-ups in the classroom, and become more confident when working with special education counterparts and the IEP team.

Innovation Age Learning

Contains strategies for teaching innovation-age skills as well as implementing Common Core standards. Using these takeaways, teachers can design learning environments that foster collaboration; promote self-expression, interactive communication, and three-dimensional communication; encourage creativity, associational thinking and empathetic thinking skills; and boost critical thinking skills.

Inquiring Scientists, Inquiring Readers

This book helps teachers blend literacy into elementary science instruction. It shows them how to teach science using a variety of nonfiction text sets (such as field guides, reference books, and narrative expository texts) and replace individual lessons with a learning-cycle format (including hands-on investigations, readings, directed discussion, and problem solving).

Integrating Technology in the Classroom

Presents new and immediately applicable ways to integrate technology in the classroom, using tools and projects that support collaborative, student-centered learning.

Intentional and Targeted Teaching

This book introduces the powerful FIT Teaching Tool, which harnesses the FIT Teaching approach and presents a detailed continuum of growth and leadership.

Introducing Teachers and Administrators to the NGSS

This book features activities and useful advice for guiding teachers and administrators as they put NGSS standards into practice in the classroom.

It’s Debatable! Using Socioscientific Issues to Develop Scientific Literacy, K-12

This book encourages scientific literacy by showing you how to teach the understanding and thinking skills your students need to explore real-world questions.

Leading for DIfferentiation

This book provides an overview of the reflective thinking and action-oriented steps necessary to launch a system of continuous professional learning, culture building, and program assessment that will allow differentiation to flourish in every classroom.

Leading with Focus

This book shows school administrators, principals, and other education leaders how to apply the author's model to the work of running schools and districts. It offers an overview of the case for simple, focused school and district leadership; examples of real schools and districts that have embraced focused leadership; and a practical implementation guide for ensuring focused leadership in schools and districts.

Learning to Choose, Choosing to Learn

This teacher-friendly guide offers everything needed to help students who are bored, frustrated, or under performing come alive to learning through the fundamental power of choice. It provides examples of choice in action, ideas to try with different students, and a step-by-step process to help plan and incorporate choice into your classroom.

Let's Get Social

In this book, educators will learn about integrating social learning at all grade levels using the popular educational social network, Edmodo. With tips and resources for both new and experienced users, it provides immediately adaptable strategies for incorporating Edmodo's suite of tools and apps in their classrooms. Learn how to leverage Edmodo for assessment, project-based learning, flipped classroom, gamification and more.

Level Up Your Classroom

This book shines a spotlight on gamification, an instructional approach that's revolutionizing K-12 education. Students build knowledge through experimentation and then apply what they've learned to fuel further exploration at higher levels of understanding.

Literacy Unleashed

This book explains why ensuring high-quality reading instruction is one of school leaders' most important jobs and introduce their Literacy Classroom Visit (LCV) Model. Meticulously researched and refined through years of application in the field, the LCV Model enables administrators to evaluate and improve literacy instruction in their school or district.

Make, Learn, Succeed

Offering rich examples and ready-to-implement activities, the book describes how to develop creativity by establishing a creativity-friendly learning environment; weaving maker, STEAM, robotics and gaming into instruction; encouraging motivation, entrepreneurship, curiosity and play; and using technology tools and resources to support student creativity.

Making Sense of Math

This book explores how to turn students into flexible mathematical thinkers and problem solvers. It focuses on the following areas: making sense of math by fostering habits of mind that help students analyze, understand, and adapt to problems; addressing the mathematical building blocks necessary to include in effective math instruction; and turning teaching "upside down" by shifting how we teach, focusing on discussion and analysis as much as we focus on correct answers.

Making Teachers Better Not Bitter

This book provides a compelling vision for teacher growth that encourages and supports instructional expertise, along with nearly three dozen step-by-step protocols for working with teachers. These protocols present a powerful rationale for re-conceptualizing teacher evaluation by creating a balanced system of three equally important components: Reliable and valid evaluation, empowering and focused supervision, and meaningful and purposeful reflection.

Meeting Common Core Technology Standards

This book shows teachers how to integrate the tech-related language found within the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) into their everyday curriculum. It outlines the CCSS standards for grades K-2 and informs teachers how to reach them through classroom-tested lesson examples that harness a robust list of software, websites, and apps, and includes lesson ideas by subject area (math, science, social studies, and ELA).

Meeting Common Core Technology Standards

This book shows teachers how to integrate the tech-related language found within the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) into their everyday curriculum. It outlines the CCSS standards for grades 3-5 and informs teachers how to reach them through classroom-tested lesson examples that harness a robust list of software, websites, and apps, and includes lesson ideas by subject area (math, science, social studies, and ELA).

Meeting Common Core Technology Standards

This book shows teachers how to integrate the tech-related language found within the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) into their everyday curriculum. It outlines the CCSS standards for grades 6-8 and informs teachers how to reach them through classroom-tested lesson examples that harness a robust list of software, websites, and apps, and includes lesson ideas by subject area (math, science, social studies, and ELA).

Meeting Common Core Technology Standards

This book shows teachers how to integrate the tech-related language found within the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) into their everyday curriculum. It outlines the CCSS standards for grades 9-12 and informs teachers how to reach them through classroom-tested lesson examples that harness a robust list of software, websites, and apps, and includes lesson ideas by subject area (math, science, social studies, and ELA).

Models and Approaches to STEM Professional Development

This book highlights professional development models and approaches used by several states and districts to significantly improve teaching and learning in one or more areas of STEM education, with significant emphasis on science and, to a lesser degree, mathematics education.

NGSS for All Students

This book portrays real teaching scenarios written by the teachers on the NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards) Diversity and Equity Team. The seven authentic case studies vividly illustrate research and standards-based classroom strategies you can use to engage diverse demographic groups.

Now That's a Good Question! How to Promote Cognitive Rigor Through Classroom Questioning

This book explores how one of the most fundamental instructional strategies--questioning--can provide the proper scaffolding to deepen student thinking, understanding, and application of knowledge.

On Being a Teacher

This collection of articles includes tips and strategies, reflections on the profession as a whole, and descriptions of practices that can make the teaching experience more effective and more rewarding.

On Developing Readers

This collection of articles covers what research says about the teaching of both reading and reading comprehension--from teaching phonics to improving fluency to tackling complex texts. It offers strategies for teaching informational texts as well as fiction. Most important, it also addresses how to inspire the love of reading.

On Formative Assessment

This collection of articles pulls together some of the best pieces on formative assessment and feedback that will help educators understand how to best use the data they have at their fingertips.

On Poverty and Learning

This collection of articles brings together fifteen insightful and passionate pieces that will help you better understand how poverty affects learning and what educators can do to make a positive difference for each learner every day.

Once Upon an Earth Science Book

This book provides everything needed to boost students' skills in both science and reading. Starting with advice on teaching reading comprehension strategies to middle school students, it also provides hands-on science activities, readings that cover important earth science concepts and support the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS),writing activities that prompt students to connect what they did with what they read, and assessment exercises.

Partnering with Parents to Ask the Right Questions

This book presents a strategy for how educators can build effective partnerships with parents--especially those who typically have not been actively involved in their children's schooling. It includes case studies spanning the K-12 spectrum, and it explores ways to assist struggling students, collaborate on IEPs, use school-based events to engage parents in problem solving, and tap into community resources to work effectively with families of English language learners.

Peer Coaching to Enrich Professional Practice, School Culture, and Student Learning

This book explains how to develop a collaborative, learning-focused culture and build trust among colleagues; offers strategies for participating in difficult conversations that yield useful feedback; clarifies how to develop, sustain, and evaluate peer coaching efforts; and showcases exemplary peer coaching practices used in real schools.

Problem-Based Learning in the Life Science Classroom, K–12

This book explores problem-based learning (PBL) in the life sciences curriculum. It shows how to engage students with scenarios that represent real-world science in the areas of life cycles, ecology, genetics, and cellular metabolism, and will prompt K-12 learners to work collaboratively on analyzing problems, asking questions, posing hypotheses, finding needed information, and then constructing a proposed solution.

Professional Development That Sticks

This book provides a framework for developing professional learning experiences that spark and maintain teacher motivation and lead to real changes in practice. It makes the case for a better approach--one that melds traditional PD structures with personalized learning. The author's three-stage professional development for learning (PDL) process covers critical aspects of planning, providing, and following up.

Questioning for Classroom Discussion

This work presents and analyzes the DNA of productive discussions--teacher-guided, small-group, and student-driven. It provides an in-depth exploration of questioning as the beating heart of thoughtful discussions as important components of classroom instruction that work in tandem to push learning forward and move students from passive participants to active meaning-makers.

Real Engagement

This text explains the four keys to real engagement: clarity, context, challenge, and culture. The strategies provided for improving classroom assignments, assessments, and environments will help teachers create learning experiences that are rigorous, meaningful, and rewarding for their students and themselves.

Real-World Projects

In this book, teachers will learn why students need to be able to identify and solve authentic, project-worthy problems in their own communities and beyond; how to connect with real-world experts, allies, and audiences; and what practical, field-tested strategies are essential for planning, assessing, and using technology to support successful projects.

Reimagining the Science Department

This book invites the reader to reassess past and current practices in science departments and to rethink the future for teachers and students in their own science classrooms.

Retaining New Teachers

This book describes four broad supports crucial to helping early-career teachers succeed and stay in the profession: comprehensive induction programs, supportive administrators, skilled mentors, and helpful colleagues. It offers practical, research-based strategies to help leaders provide these supports and create a culture of collaboration across the school.

Rethinking Grading

This book will show all educators how standards-based grading can authentically reflect student progress and learning--and significantly improve both teaching and learning.

Reward Learning with Badges

In this book, teachers of all subjects will learn why badges work and the secrets to designing challenges that enable students to fully engage with and take control of their own learning. Complete with step-by-step planning advice, tips on implementation and technology, and support from examples and success stories, this book will get teachers thinking differently about motivation and achievement and will prepare them to embark on their own badging initiatives.

STEM Leadership

This text shows K-12 school leaders how to support STEM programs that excite students and teachers--even if the leader is not an expert in science, technology, engineering, or math.

School Culture Rewired

This book offers tools, strategies, and advice for defining, assessing, and ultimately transforming your school's culture into one that is positive, forward-looking, and actively working to enrich students' lives.

Science Fair Warm-Up, Teachers Guide

This guide is based on the constructivist view that makes students responsible for their own learning and aims to prepare both teachers and students for science fair success.

Science Learning in the Early Years

This book provides teachers with 40-plus classroom activities and an understanding of how to use them with young students.

Science Stories You Can Count On

This book features real case studies with quantitative reasoning skills enmeshed in the story line to help teach biology and show its relevance to the lives of future citizens.

Science for the Next Generation

This book provides background, content, and practices sciences teachers need to implement the new standards at the K-5 level.

Scientific Argumentation in Biology

This resource will help teachers improve high school students' understanding of argumentation and evidence-based reasoning. It combines theory, practice, and biology content.

Securing the Connected Classroom

This book guides educators, administrators and IT staff through a step-by-step process for creating a districtwide blueprint for keeping students safe online while maintaining an appropriate level of security.

Setting the Standard for Project Based Learning

This book take readers through the step-by-step process of how to create, implement, and assess project based learning (PBL) using a classroom-tested framework. Also included are chapters for school leaders on implementing PBL system wide and the use of PBL in informal settings.

Solar Science

This book offers hands-on, inquiry-based activities on many aspects of solar astronomy. The activities cover the Sun's motions, space weather caused by the Sun, the measurement of time and seasons in our daily lives, and more.

Solving 25 Problems in Unit Design

In this book, the authors identify and describe the 25 most common problems in curriculum unit design and recommend how to fix them--and avoid them when planning new units.

Starting School Right

This book is packed with ideas for both new and veteran teachers of K-8 students, covering a variety of topics that are especially relevant to the first week of school. It provides critical information that includes arranging and navigating the classroom, setting basic expectations, communicating routines, and understanding your students' needs. You'll gain new insights for the first week of school and for a successful year for students, parents, and teachers.

Tapping the Power of Personalized Learning

This book presents the groundbreaking results of the Institute's half-decade of research, development, and practice: a simple but powerful model for personalizing students' learning experiences by building their levels of commitment, ownership, and independence.

Teach, Reflect, Learn

This book provides tools to assess your current self-reflective tendencies, identify opportunities to reflect on your instruction, and begin to forge a path toward continuous growth and educational excellence.

Teacher Teamwork

This book demonstrates how to build productive teams and intentionally create an environment of professional engagement in your school by utilizing these four steps: establishing guidelines and protocols, managing and resolving conflicts, refining decision-making skills, and building team capacity.

Teaching Conceptual Understanding in Science

This book explores where science education has been and where it's going. It emphasizes how knowing the history and nature of science can help educators engage in teaching for conceptual understanding and conceptual change, and stresses the importance of formative assessment.

Teaching Energy Across the Sciences, K-12

This book offers the strategies and tools needed to help students understand energy as a concept.

Teaching Students to Drive Their Brains

In this book, the authors explain metacognition and how it equips students to meet today's rigorous education standards. They present a unique blend of useful metaphors, learning strategies, and instructional tips you can use to teach your students to be the boss of their brains.

Teaching Students to Self-Assess

This book explains how teachers can use reflection to help students decipher their own learning needs and engage in deep, thought-provoking discourse about progress.

Teaching the 4Cs with Technology

This book shows how teachers can more purposefully integrate technology into instruction to facilitate the practice and mastery of each of the 4Cs (critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity) along with other learning objectives.

Tech Out Your Class

This publication walks the educator through six technology-rich, customizable projects aligned to Common Core and ISTE Standards.

Technology, Reading & Digital Literacy

The book is filled with a collection of literacy tools, such as virtual book clubs, video and animated book talks, and writer's wikis, as well as strategies for leveraging these resources in class. Educators at all levels can use the resources and instructional methods in this book to boost digital literacy for all students.

The Artisan Teaching Model for Instructional Leadership

This book merges the idea of teamwork with the concept of an artisan-apprentice relationship; when newer members of the profession work alongside experts ("artisans"). Over time, the apprentices become artisans themselves and in turn share the art and craft of teaching with newer teachers.

The BSCS 5E Instructional Model

This book will help you create more teachable moments in your classroom through the use of the five phases of the BCBS model: engage, explore, explain, elaborate, and evaluate. It also explores the historical idea of what can be considered instructional models and education research that supports them; explains how to connect the model to NGSS, STEM education, and 21st-century skills; and weaves a narrative that encompasses education research and the psychology of learning.

The Basics of Data Literacy

This book teaches you how to help your students understand data. In turn, they learn how to collect, summarize, and analyze statistics inside and outside the classroom. Provides an introduction to types of variables and data, ways to structure and interpret data tables, simple statistics, and survey basics from a student perspective.

The Case for STEM Education

The book starts by putting STEM in context. The early chapters outline the challenges facing STEM education, draw lessons from the Sputnik moment of the 1950s and 1960s, and contrast contemporary STEM with other education reforms. The author then explores appropriate roles for the federal government as well as states, districts, and individual schools. Finally, the book offers several ideas you can use to develop actual action plans for STEM.

The Feedback Loop

Drawing on research-based findings and the experiences of both new and veteran classroom teachers, this guide offers practical ideas for middle and high school teachers, regardless of discipline. The first chapters introduce the Feedback Loop framework; highlight the four elements of goals, tools, data, and inferences; and explore how to close the loop by connecting inferences and goals through feedback. Later chapters show how to use the full loop to inform your instruction.

The Global Educator

Discusses the importance of educators connecting themselves and their classrooms to the world, what emerging education leadership styles are shifting pedagogy, the essential benefits of embedding online global collaboration into the curriculum, simple steps that educators in the classroom can take to become more globally minded and start to change their practice, and how emerging digital technologies are supporting this move to online global learning and collaboration.

The Highly Effective Teacher

In this book, the author introduces the Teacher Intentionality Practice Scale (TIPS), a framework for both supporting and measuring effective teaching. Taken together, the framework's seven TIPs provide a research-based, classroom-tested guide to help teachers create coherent, connected lessons.

The Motivated Brain

This book explores an approach to teaching and learning that improves student motivation, knowledge acquisition, retention, and academic success.

The NSTA Quick-Reference Guide to the NGSS, Elementary School

This guide provides "cheat sheets" and other tools to assist science educators with the implementation of NGSS, including appropriate performance expectations; disciplinary core ideas; practices; crosscutting concepts; connections to engineering, technology, and applications of science; and connections to nature of science.

The NSTA Quick-Reference Guide to the NGSS, High School

This guide provides performance expectations; disciplinary core ideas; practices; crosscutting concepts; connections to engineering, technology, and applications of science; and connections to nature of science. It is designed to be used with the NGSS.

The NSTA Quick-Reference Guide to the NGSS, K-12

This guide provides performance expectations; disciplinary core ideas; practices; crosscutting concepts; connections to engineering, technology, and applications of science; and connections to nature of science. It is designed to be used with the NGSS.

The NSTA Quick-Reference Guide to the NGSS, Middle School

This guide provides performance expectations; disciplinary core ideas; practices; crosscutting concepts; connections to engineering, technology, and applications of science; and connections to nature of science. It is designed to be used with the NGSS.

The NSTA Reader's Guide to A Framework for K-12 Science Education, ed. 2

Unpacks the three key dimensions of the Framework for K-12 Science Education--scientific and engineering practices, crosscutting concepts, and core ideas in each specific discipline--allowing teachers, administrators, curriculum developers, university professors, and others to more easily grasp how the NGSS differ from previous standards. Includes essays by key leaders in science education, each further explaining the Framework.

The NSTA Reader's Guide to the Next Generation Science Standards

This guide offers teachers, principals, district and state administrators -- anyone with a vested interest in improving the quality of science education -- tools needed to absorb the new standards and begin to implement them into classroom practices.

The New Science Teacher's Handbook

In this book, you will learn 12 specific steps that will help you on your way to becoming a skilled classroom teacher. Includes actual experiences that happened within one of the authors' classrooms, what the authors learned from the experiences, multiple solutions you can choose from to fit your concerns and school environment, how the classroom looks after implementing the steps for success, and resources you can turn to if you want to explore each topic in more detail.

The Power of Extreme Writing

Offers focused, daily writing sessions that provide students with consistent, long-term engagement, teaching them to be more fluent in their writing. The author outlines this process and also describes what it looks like in the classroom, explains how to assess student work, and highlights several inspirations that motivate students to write.

The Power of Questioning

This book takes questioning in the K-6 classroom to a new level while emphasizing the interconnected nature of instruction. Instead of having your students look for the answer, you allow them to raise other questions as they investigate the topic further.

The Power of the Adolescent Brain

This book looks at the power and promise of the teenage brain from an empathetic, strength-based perspective, and describes what middle and high school educators can do to make the most of their students' potential.

The Principal 50

This book guides motivated school leaders through 50 self-reflection exercises designed to yield a deeper understanding of the meaning behind the work that they do.

The Principal Influence

This book explores the definition of leadership and including clear targets that support the ongoing growth and development of leaders. It enables principals to learn to capitalize on their leadership roles as visionary, instructional leader, engager, and learner and collaborator. It also offers 17 criteria of effective practice that allow leaders to focus on behaviors that have the greatest direct effect on the culture and status of learning and teaching.

The Teacher 50

This book takes readers on a reflective journey designed to reignite their passion for teaching. It provides teachers with ideas for strengthening student success in the classroom at all times and under all circumstances.

Translating the NGSS for Classroom Instruction

This book provides essential guidance for everyone from teachers to school administrators to district and state science coordinators. It includes an introduction to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) with examples of the standards translated to classroom instruction in elementary, middle, and high school, and assistance in adapting current units of instruction to align with the standards.

Uncovering Student Ideas in Earth and Environmental Science

This book offers 32 engaging questions, or probes, that can reveal what your students already know--or think they know--about core Earth and environmental science concepts. Armed with those insights, you can use the probes' teacher notes to adjust your approach and present the science in grade-appropriate ways so students will learn the content accurately.

Uncovering Student Ideas in Physical Science

This book offers 39 new formative assessment probes, with a focus on electric charge, electric current, and magnets and electromagnetism. It can help you do everything from demystify electromagnetic fields to explain the real reason balloons stick to the wall after you rub them on your hair.

Uncovering Student Ideas in Primary Science

This book offers 8 life science probes, 11 physical science probes, and 6 Earth and space science probes that target K-2 disciplinary core ideas.

Unlocking Student Potential

This book offers concrete ways to identify student strengths and then build on them in your classroom or school throughout the year.

Using Physical Science Gadgets and Gizmos, Grades 3–5

This book offers 30 experiments to let your elementary school students explore a variety of phenomena involved with speed, friction and air resistance, gravity, air pressure, electricity, electric circuits, magnetism, and energy.

Using Physical Science Gadgets and Gizmos, Grades 6–8

This book offers 35 experiments covering topics including pressure and force, thermodynamics, energy, light and color, resonance, and buoyancy.

Using Physics Gadgets and Gizmos, Grades 9–12

This book offers 54 experiments to encourage your high school students to explore a variety of phenomena involved with pressure and force, thermodynamics, energy, light and color, resonance, buoyancy, two-dimensional motion, angular momentum, magnetism, and electromagnetic induction.

What Are They Thinking? Promoting Elementary Learning Through Formative Assessment

This book will help draw out and then recognize what students know--or think they know--about the natural world. It provides easy-to-grasp explanations and advice that tell how to encourage evidence-based discussion and then monitor students' understanding.

You're the Principal! Now What? Strategies and Solutions for New School Leaders

This book provides a mentor's guidance to steer new principals through the period of adjustment and set the foundation for a long and rewarding career. The topics you wish your graduate program had covered are covered here--directly, practically, and without the jargon.

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