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(Re)designing Argumentation Writing Units for Grades 5–12

This guide offers practical recommendations, strategies, and tips for establishing argumentation units of instruction that empower students to artfully and logically present and convince others of their position.

140 Twitter Tips for Educators

This book offers step-by-step instructions to help you master the basics of Twitter, build an online following, and become a Twitter rock star.

50 Things You Can Do With Google Classroom

This book provides a thorough overview of the Google Classroom application, specifically designed to help teachers save time by streamlining the process of going digital.

50 Things to Go Further with Google Classroom

This book helps you take Google Classroom further with 50 tips, resources, and templates to help you consider ways to start moving towards a more student-centered approach to teaching and learning.

A Differentiated Approach to the Common Core

Combining the goals of the Common Core State Standards with the principles of differentiation, the authors present an eight-step process to help teachers make intellectually rigorous curriculum accessible to a broad range of students. With examples across grade levels and content areas and a checklist for reflection on the steps, this text demonstrates how to meet high expectations with responsive instruction and help students grow as thinkers and problem solvers.

A Handbook for Mathematics in a PLC at Work™, Grades 6–8

In this text, teachers will: learn 10 high-leverage team actions for grades 6–8 mathematics instruction and assessment; how to focus curriculum to heighten student achievement; discover the actions their teams should take before a unit of instruction begins, as well as the actions and formative assessments that should occur during instruction; and examine how to most effectively reflect on assessment results, and prepare for the next unit of instruction.

A Handbook for Mathematics in a PLC at Work™, Grades K-5

In this text, teachers will: learn 10 high-leverage team actions for grades K-5 mathematics instruction and assessment; how to focus curriculum to heighten student achievement; discover the actions their teams should take before a unit of instruction begins, as well as the actions and formative assessments that should occur during instruction; and examine how to most effectively reflect on assessment results, and prepare for the next unit of instruction.

A Handbook for Mathematics in a PLC at Work™, High School

In this text, teachers will: learn 10 high-leverage team actions for grades 9-12 mathematics instruction and assessment; how to focus curriculum to heighten student achievement; discover the actions their teams should take before a unit of instruction begins, as well as the actions and formative assessments that should occur during instruction; and examine how to most effectively reflect on assessment results, and prepare for the next unit of instruction.

A Handbook for Mathematics in a PLC at Work™, Leader's Guide

In this text, teachers will: learn 10 high-leverage team actions for mathematics instruction and assessment; how to focus curriculum to heighten student achievement; discover the actions their teams should take before a unit of instruction begins, as well as the actions and formative assessments that should occur during instruction; and examine how to most effectively reflect on assessment results, and prepare for the next unit of instruction.

A Handbook for Unstoppable Learning

This book presents the seven elements of the Unstoppable Learning model for effective teaching and deep learning: planning, launching, consolidating, assessing, adapting, managing, and leading. Each chapter focuses on a different element as it pertains to designing powerful learning opportunities. The book also provides templates for planning learning targets, assessments, lessons, and units that will help educators create high-performing classrooms.

A Leader's Guide to Excellence in Every Classroom

This resource examines the Hierarchy of Instructional Excellence, which prioritizes the order of teacher development for ultimate success.

A Mind for Mathematics

This text breaks down the complex components of mathematics teaching and divides them into practical strategies. Combining research, useful tactics, and examples from K–6 classrooms, the book includes reflection questions, action tasks, and activities to inspire and engage mathematical minds.

A Practical Guide to Planning Interventions and Monitoring Progress

This book presents strategies for designing and measuring effective classroom interventions. The author offers teachers, individualized education program coordinators, and administrators research-based strategies and tools to create and document individualized plans that support response to intervention efforts and IEPs.

Academic Conversations

This book shows teachers how to weave the cultivation of academic conversation skills and conversations into current teaching approaches. It describes how to use conversations to build academic vocabulary and grammar, critical thinking skills such, literacy skills, complex and abstract essential understandings, and an academic classroom environment brimming with respect for others' ideas, equity of voice, engagement, and mutual support.

Activating the Vision

This book details the necessary steps mathematics leaders must take to change traditional practices; meet new curricular, instructional, and assessment challenges; and engage students, families, and community members in mathematics education.

Adapting Unstoppable Learning

This book expands upon the elements of the Unstoppable Learning model—planning, launching, consolidating, assessing, adapting, managing, and leading—to explore accessible learning for all students. It enables K-12 teachers to discover how to provide effective differentiated instruction to students with varying needs, and includes forms, tools, and diagrams designed to aid instructional planning.

Authentic Learning in the Digital Age

The author offers insightful answers based on her experience as a classroom teacher at the Science Leadership Academy, a public high school in Philadelphia that offers a rigorous college-prep curriculum and boasts a 99 percent graduation rate. Outlined is a framework for learning structured around five core values: inquiry, research, collaboration, presentation, and reflection.

Becoming the Math Teacher You Wish You'd Had

This book answers questions such as: How is taking risks inherent to mathematics? How do mathematicians balance intuition and proof? How can teachers value both productive mistakes and precision? It also provides dozens of practical teaching techniques to try in the classroom right away—strategies to stimulate students to connect ideas; rich tasks that encourage students to wonder, generalize, conjecture, and persevere; and routines to teach students how to collaborate.

Beyond Answers

This book provides teachers with a clear sense of the Standards for Mathematical Practice, along with ideas on how best to implement them in K–2 classrooms. Using examples from his own teaching and vignettes from many other teachers, the author invites teachers to break the cycle of teaching math procedurally; demonstrates what it means for children to understand math; and explores what it looks like when young children embrace the behaviors espoused by the practices.

Beyond the Grade

This book examines why current practices are ineffective and present an evidence-based case for a standards-based grading system. Use this book as a schoolwide study guide to ensure all staff fully understand how standards-based grading will improve the achievement of an ever-growing, diverse student population.

Breaking Through

This book provides educators with a whole-school approach to helping English learners achieve academically while they learn English.

Breaking with Tradition

This book explores the shift to competency-based learning that allows educators to replace traditional, ineffective systems with a personalized, student-centered approach. It examines how the components of PLCs (professional learning communities) promote the principles of competency-based education and share real-world examples from practitioners who have made the transition.

Bringing Homework into Focus

This book provides a global picture of the purpose of homework, exploring the creation and evaluation of quality assignments, the evaluation of considerations when assigning homework, and the relationship of grading practices to homework.

Building Great School Board-Superintendent Teams

This book offers a systematic approach for establishing a unified team that can efficiently meet demands, avoid conflict, and respond to the ever-changing educational environment.

Checking for Understanding, ed. 2

This book helps teachers understand why typical methods to check for understanding are usually ineffective and how to use techniques that work better. Now, this edition goes further with new tips and tools to support implementation of formative assessment techniques that work in any subject area and grade level, for individual students or across multiple classrooms.

Choice Words

This book shows how teachers accomplish this using their most powerful teaching tool: language. It examines the relationship between language and learning to show how this works moment to moment in the classroom.

Classroom Habitudes

This book shows teachers how to use the content they already teach to challenge students to think critically, collaborate with others, solve new problems, and adapt to change across new learning contexts.

Concise Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About Professional Learning Communities at Work™

This quick-reference guidebook is aimed at teachers and administrators working to build and sustain a high-performing PLC.

Create Future-Ready Classrooms, Now!

This book offers practical methods to incorporate technology into daily instruction and prepare students for lifelong learning in a global society. It explores digital tools that help seamlessly incorporate the technology-rich world into the classroom, understand how to use media for deeper learning, and examine a new approach to engagement and recognition.

Creating the Anywhere, Anytime Classroom

This book offers direct guidance on the steps K–12 educators must take to facilitate online learning and maximize student growth using digital tools. Each chapter includes suggestions, tips, and examples tied to pedagogical practices associated with learning online.

Deep Discourse

This book details a framework for implementing student-led classroom discussions that improve learning, motivation, and engagement across all levels and subject areas.

Different Schools for a Different World

This book details six key arguments for why educators must approach schooling differently in the 21st century: information literacy, the economy, learning, boredom, innovation, and equity. It examines what makes traditional school reforms counterproductive, the building blocks of deeper learning schools, the research that proves deeper learning environments enhance results, and examples of deeper learning schools showing emerging organizational and instructional models.

Ditch That Textbook

This book encourages educators to throw out meaningless, pedestrian teaching and learning practices and empowers them to evolve and improve on old, standard teaching methods.

Dream Wakers

This book offers a wide variety of ideas to teach writing using some of the richest and most beautiful children’s books available. It provides an annotated list of more than 120 books with do-it-today lesson ideas for teaching the traits of writing; eleven original essays by renowned children’s authors of some of the featured books; and a handy reference chart that helps teachers locate books quickly by trait, genre, language, and author/publisher information.

Effective Teacher Interviews

This book provides practical advice on how to conduct hiring interviews that reliably predict a teacher's success, including guidance on applying research to the interview process. It also assists in developing meaningful, legal interview questions; assembling and training an interview team; matching candidates’ skills to your schools' needs; and using the best interview strategies.

Elements of Grading, ed. 2

This book provides teachers and administrators with practical suggestions for making the grading process more fair, accurate, specific, and timely to improve student learning. It explores how the Common Core State Standards and new technologies impact grading practices, how to evaluate grading systems at all levels from national policies to classroom practices, and how to utilize new technology tools for more efficient grading.

Embedded Formative Assessment

This book presents current research, insights, and techniques for formative assessment practices that teachers can immediately apply in their classrooms. It includes examples and templates to help teachers elicit evidence of learning, provide meaningful feedback, and empower students to take ownership of their education.

Encouragement in the Classroom

This text offers practical, classroom-tested strategies, routines, and rituals that teachers can use immediately to defuse the negative effects of stress and create a stimulating and supportive classroom culture. Drawing from positive psychology research, the author explains how fostering humor, mindfulness, resilience, curiosity, and gratitude in the classroom empowers students to learn from their mistakes, celebrate successes, and actively engage in learning.

Engaging Minds in English Language Arts Classrooms

In this book, readers will learn how to use the joyful learning framework to better engage students in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and other elements of language arts learning (ELL).

Engaging Minds in Science and Math Classrooms

In this book, readers will learn how to use the joyful learning framework to better engage students in science and mathematics.

Engaging Minds in Social Studies Classrooms

In this book, readers will learn how to integrate the joyful learning approach with social studies standards, including the Common Core, the National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies, and the College, Career, and Civic Life framework.

Engaging Minds in the Classroom

In this book, the authors share what they have discovered about planning lessons that engage students and enable them to truly enjoy learning. It outlines key findings from research on motivation and engagement and offers real-life teaching examples from various grades.

Engineering Essentials for STEM Instruction

This practical introduction to engineering for elementary through high school teachers teaches how to create effective engineering-infused lessons that break down the barriers between science, math, and technology instruction. It highlights engineering's connection to 21st century skills and college and career readiness, addresses the Next Generation Science Standards, and walks through each step of the simple but powerful engineering design process.

Escaping The School Leader's Dunk Tank

Through real-life stories and by sharing insightful research, this book equips school leaders with the practical knowledge and emotional tools necessary to survive discrimination, bad politics, revenge, and ego-driven coworkers.

Essential Assessment

This book explores six essential tenets of assessment that will help deepen your understanding of assessment to meet standards and enhance your students’ academic success.

Evaluating and Assessing Tools in the Digital Swamp

This book explores the Digital Swamp Index, helping educators wade through digital innovations in order to uncover tools that truly accelerate student achievement. It can be used to effectively implement technology and address the revolution occurring in education, which is generating a new nature of learning.

Explore Like a Pirate

This book can help you apply the most motivational techniques of gameplay to your classroom using strategies that work with and enhance (rather than replace) your current curriculum.

Five Levers to Improve Learning

This book explores the five "levers" of schooling: structure, sample, standards, strategy, and self. It illustrates how changes to structure and sample (how schools are organized and how students are grouped) will not be effective without changes to standards (expectations for student learning), strategy (instructional strategies to engage students in meaningful learning), and self (the set of beliefs teachers and students have about their capacity to be effective).

From Pencils to Podcasts

This resource provides K-6 teachers with suggestions for incorporating technology into literacy practices and illustrates ways technology can deepen students literacy development.

Game Plan

This book helps create a uniform game plan to foster a collaborative community of learners, develop a shared focus, and meet growth goals. It assists in examining new concepts of leadership, and learn how to effectively assemble schoolwide commitment to PLC (Professional Learning Community) principles as well as explores coaching points and tools to customize strategies for teachers and leaders, who must share collective responsibility to drive lasting change.

Global Education Guidebook

This book presents the steps and strategies needed to set up equitable global partnerships that benefit all learners, founded in the tenets of global citizenship and global competency. It provides examples of elementary and secondary school partnerships that target global and 21st century competencies needed for life in a complex world and discusses the equity pitfalls of global partnerships and strategies for building equitable relationships with communities worldwide.

Global Perspectives

Tailored specifically to international schools, this resource will guide you through every aspect of PLC (Professional Learning Community) implementation.

Grading From the Inside Out

This guide outlines specific steps your team can take to transform grading and reporting schoolwide. Each chapter includes examples of grading dilemmas, vignettes from teachers and administrators, and ideas for bringing parents on board with change.

Grading Smarter Not Harder

This book reveals how many of the assessment policies that teachers adopt can actually prove detrimental to student motivation and achievement, and shows educators how they can tailor their policies to help students better understand the lessons that are being taught.

Growing Independent Learners

This book helps you plan instruction focused on literacy standards, organize your classroom for maximum benefit, and lead your students to independence through whole-group lessons, small-group focus, and partner learning at literacy stations.

HEART!

This book presents the concept of a heartprint—the distinctive impression that an educator’s heart leaves on students and colleagues during his or her professional career.

Handling Student Frustrations

The authors draw on years of teaching experience to propose the APA (Acknowledge, Process, Act) method, which encourages students to recognize emotions and also motivates them to implement proactive solutions rather than let negative emotions sabotage their academic goals. Included are several grade-appropriate classroom scenarios and relevant strategies that will help teachers create more peaceful, respectful, and productive learning environments.

Hanging In

This book shows educators the value of tenacity and building connections when teaching students who present difficult challenges.

How Much Water Do We Have

This book Identifies five key elements (information, planning, motivation, support, and leadership) that are necessary for the success of any goal, life transition, or challenge. The elements are called the 5 Waters of Success, and like the water we drink, we need them to thrive in today’s rapidly paced world.

How Teachers Turn Data Into Action

This book is a relevant, hands-on resource that will help teacher teams—particularly those new to evidence-based instructional decision making—untangle thorny instructional challenges, improve classroom practice, and, ultimately, achieve results.

How to Design Questions and Tasks to Assess Student Thinking

This book provides specific guidelines to help educators design targeted questions and tasks that align with new academic standards and assess students’ ability to think at higher levels.

How to Develop PLCs for Singletons and Small Schools

With this user-friendly guide, teachers will discover how small schools, full of singleton teachers who are the only ones in their schools teaching their subject areas, can build successful PLCs.

How to Use Digital Tools to Support Teachers in a PLC

With this how-to guide, teachers can explore how technology has changed the way groups share, cooperate, and take collective action, the three strategies as being instrumental to PLC success.

Inspiring Creativity and Innovation in K-12

This book explores the four essentials for developing a creative, mistake-tolerant culture, investigates teaching and leadership beliefs and practices that undermine creativity, and discovers strategies for successfully navigating challenges that your team may face along the way.

Instant Relevance

This book equips you to create engaging lessons from experiences and events that matter to your students. Learn how to help your students see meaningful connections between the real word and what they learn in the classroom—because that’s when learning sticks.

Instructional Agility

This book explores how instructional agility—moving seamlessly among instruction, formative assessment, and feedback—fits within the six tenets of essential assessment framework. It covers how to foster and maintain a culture of learning in K-12 classrooms and gain strategies and tools to enhance instructional agility and assessment practices, providing examples of instructional agility in action.

Instructional Strategies for Effective Teaching

Taking a practical approach to instructional delivery, this guide outlines research-based strategies and illustrates how teachers, coaches, and administrators can use them to enhance their everyday practices.

Kids Deserve It! Pushing Boundaries and Challenging Conventional Thinking

This book encourages you to think big and make learning fun and meaningful for students. While you're at it, you just might rediscover why you became an educator in the first place.

Launch: Using Design Thinking to Boost Creativity and Bring Out the Maker in Every Student

This book provides a process that can be incorporated into every class at every grade level ... even if you don't consider yourself a "creative teacher." It enables teachers to discover practical strategies for using design thinking in the classroom to engage, inspire, and empower students.

Learn Like a Pirate

This book explains how to design classroom experiences that encourage students to take risks and explore their passions in a stimulating, motivating, and supportive environment where improvement, rather than grades, is the focus. It enables teachers to discover how student-led classrooms help students thrive and develop into self-directed, confident citizens who are capable of making smart, responsible decisions, all on their own.

Learning From Coaching

This text demonstrates how teachers can find support navigating the continual changes inherent in education through working with an instructional coach to think deeply about their work, set goals, and develop plans to meet those goals. It aims to deepen teachers’ understanding of the purpose of coaching, the teacher-coach relationship, and the responsibilities teachers and coaches have to each other.

Learning by Doing, ed. 3

This guide updates and expands on new and significant PLC topics. It explores fresh strategies, tools, and tips for hiring and retaining new staff, creating team-developed common formative assessments, implementing systematic interventions, and more.

Learning in the Fast Lane

This book lays out a plan of action that teachers can use to move underperforming students in the right direction and differentiate instruction for all learners -- even those who excel academically.

Literacy Strategies for English Learners in Core Content Secondary Classrooms

This book focuses on instructional strategies that integrate language, literacy, and content across all subject areas in secondary education.

Literacy Workstations

This book will help teachers solve the dilemma: What does the rest of my class do while I'm working with a small reading group? It offers practical suggestions for over a dozen literacy work stations that link to instruction. Learn how to set up work stations, how to manage them, and how to keep them going throughout the year.

Making the Most of Small Groups

Structured around the five essential reading elements -- comprehension, fluency, phonemic awareness, phonics, and vocabulary -- the book provides practical tips, sample lessons, lesson plans and templates, suggestions for related literacy work stations, and connections to whole-group instruction.

Managing 21st Century Classrooms

This book identifies seven of the most prevalent classroom management misconceptions, discusses the tried-but-not-so-true practices that result from them, and offers positive, research-based alternatives that take into account how students learn today.

Master the Media

Written to help teachers and parents educate the next generation, this book explains the history, purpose, and messages behind the media. With more choices and more control than ever, regarding what and when we will watch, listen to, and read, there is a heightened level of responsibility to think critically about the content we consume.

Mastering Digital Literacy

This book explores the purpose and importance of digital literacy and the value of digital, media, and global awareness. It provides strategies for incorporating digital literacy into the school curricula, fostering collaboration, creativity, initiative, and engagement, while equipping students with the desire to steer their own learning.

Math Work Stations

In this book, you'll find ideas to help children develop conceptual understanding and skills, use math vocabulary as they talk about their mathematical thinking, and connect big ideas to independent exploration and practice. It details how to set up, manage, and keep math stations going throughout the year.

Memory at Work in the Classroom

This book guides readers through the aspects of human memory most relevant to classroom teachers. Real classroom examples help to develop an understanding of how memory systems play a central role in the learning process, as well as how culture plays a role in memory formation and use.

Messaging Matters

This book helps leaders to maximize their role as chief communicators with students, teachers, and parents and community. It includes suggestions for using digital tools to enhance messaging and ends with reflection questions and practical next steps and special considerations to make when communicating with challenging students or in difficult school climates.

Motivating & Inspiring Students

This book provides a results-driven framework—based on a six-level hierarchy of student needs and goals—that can be used to provide engaging instruction to students.

Navigating the Core Curriculum

This book presents the three tiers of RTI (response to intervention) and identifies potential barriers to learning and establishes clear action plans for diminishing them. It examines the design of multi-tiered lessons that honor diverse student literacy skill sets and shows why confidence, competence, and collaboration are vital classroom components for helping students gain core mastery.

Opening Minds

This book shows how the words teachers choose affect the worlds students inhabit in the classroom, and ultimately their futures. It explains how to engage children with more productive talk and to create classrooms that support not only students' intellectual development, but their development as human beings.

Overcoming the Achievement Gap Trap

This book examines predominant mindsets that contradict school missions to promote equal academic opportunities, and consider the psychological impact this has on students.

Personalizing Learning Through Voice and Choice

This book introduces personalized learning’s key concepts and reveals structures that empower student voice and choice across a school.

Play Like a Pirate

This book provides ideas and practical strategies for how to use toys, games, and comics to engage students – and shows how the best tools to reach those kids that were within reach all along.

Proficiency-Based Assessment

This book explains how to close the gaps between assessment, curriculum, and instruction by replacing outmoded assessment methods with proficiency-based assessments.

Pure Genius

This book explains how collaboration—with experts, students, and other educators—can help create interesting, and even life-changing opportunities for learning.

Read, Write, Lead

This book offers time-tested advice on how to develop a schoolwide learning culture that leads to more effective reading and writing across the curriculum.

Reading Wellness

Built around a framework of four intentions--alignment, balance, sustainability, and joy, this book offers teachers a series of lessons that help children read closely and carefully while still honoring their interests, passions, and agency as readers. The lessons here, which have been field-tested in grades 1-5, are interconnected and empower classroom communities, are filled with anecdotes and insights, and are practical, sustainable, and frequently joyful.

Real-World Learning Framework for Elementary Schools

This book outlines opportunities teachers and students should have to exercise cognitive complexity, engagement, and technology integration through real-world project-based instruction.

Reimagining Literacy Through Global Collaboration

This book shows teachers how to use readily available technology tools to create environments where students gain 21st century skills, collaborate with others around the globe, and realize that their work matters.

Researching in a Digital World

This book guides the reader through the process and steps of online research. It offers practical ideas and insights to share with students at varying grade levels.

School Climate Change

This book explains the most important aspects of school climate and how we can make positive changes in our schools. It discusses how to engage students and school stakeholders; how to empower staff and students and foster autonomy so people take ownership of their ideas and the learning process; how to promote inclusivity and equity throughout the school; and how to create a welcoming, cooperative, and safe school environment that nurtures students’ social-emotional needs.

School Improvement for All

This book enables K-12 educators to discover how to target their school’s specific needs with an immediate course of action to improve student achievement. It examines how to drive increased academic achievement for all students, and includes space for teams to determine actions steps and a list of questions to help bring greater focus to improvement efforts.

Score to Soar

This book explores how to guide and enhance the job performance of teachers in your school or district. It shares practical strategies for providing teachers meaningful feedback and encouraging their improvement, and helps to discover how to evaluate teacher effectiveness, use multiple forms of data for evaluation, and communicate evaluation findings to teachers in a way that fosters their professional growth.

Sparking Student Creativity

This book explores and explains research related to creativity and its relevance in today’s standards-based, critical thinking-focused classroom.

Start. Right. Now.

This book provides an overall framework for achieving and sustaining excellence over time; excellent leaders and teachers Know the Way, Show the Way, Go the Way, and Grow Each Day.

Stop Leading Like It's Yesterday! Key Concepts for Shaping Today’s School Culture

This book explores the Leading for Excellence and Fulfillment model, providing practical, research-based strategies that will be relevant to school leaders today and tomorrow. It provides ready-to-use techniques into your current leadership practices to maximize learning and open up an unprecedented world of opportunities for both students and teachers.

Strengthening the Connection Between School & Home, ed. 2

This book examines the pivotal role family engagement plays in student achievement, and explores in depth the process of creating and implementing a family-engagement plan. It includes specific strategies, handouts, and reproducible items that leaders can use to make their schools family friendly and connect with those families who may be hard to reach.

Stress-Busting Strategies for Teachers

This text offers simple, proven tactics to help manage the stresses of being a classroom teacher. Tactics discussed include employing healthy practices that positively affect mindset; identifying and using one’s ideal professional pace; exploiting intrinsic preferences for how to get work done; and making food and exercise choices that will better fuel the mind and body.

Student-Led Discussions

In addition to providing a discussion framework that requires students to think deeply and communicate effectively, this text includes advice for teachers on how to cultivate and evaluate effective student-led discussions about literary and informational material; establish core instructional elements that students need in order to engage in rich discussions about content; and understand their role as teacher when students are leading their own discussions.

Taking Action

This book explores how to incorporate the response to intervention (RTI) process by covering every element required to build a successful RTI at Work system of support in schools. It aids in understanding how RTI at Work builds on the PLC at Work process; learning what roles teacher teams, leadership teams, and school-wide teams play in a multi-tiered intervention structure; and understanding the differences among intervention, extension, prevention, and enrichment.

Teach Like a Pirate

This book offers inspiration, practical techniques, and innovative ideas that will help you to increase student engagement, boost your creativity, and transform your life as an educator. You'll learn how to tap into and increase your passion as a teacher, develop engaging lessons, establish rapport and a sense of camaraderie in your classroom, and more.

Teaching Common Core English Language Arts Standards

This book provides 20 targeted lesson frameworks to help teach the Common Core State Standards for English language arts. It enables teachers to help students master critical skills, including how to organize ideas from informational texts, identify similarities and differences, scrutinize words to gain deeper meaning of readings, and write with grade-appropriate language.

Teaching Students to Think Like Scientists

This book presents instructional methods and lesson scenarios for teachers of all disciplines to guide students through the examination, review, and evaluation of knowledge and ideas through a process of scientific investigation and argumentation using the Common Core State Standards for English language arts/literacy and the Next Generation Science Standards.

Teaching the Core Skills of Listening & Speaking

This book presents an approach aligned to the six Common Core anchor standards for speaking and listening, and is focused on preparing students for 21st century communication inside and beyond the classroom.

Texts, Tasks, and Talk

This book explores the crucial role of text selection, close reading, task construction, classroom discussion, and collaboration in aligning instruction with the CCSS (Common Core State Standards).

The Classroom Chef

In this book, the authors share their secret recipes, ingredients, and tips for serving up lessons that engage students and help them understand math. Teachers can use these ideas and methods as-is or tweak them and create their own enticing educational meals.

The Daily 5, ed. 2

Provides a way for any teacher to structure literacy (and now math) time to increase student independence and allow for individualized attention in small groups and one-on-one.

The Data-Driven Classroom

This text shows teachers how to examine student assessment results for purposes of identifying targeted curricular or skill areas for individual intervention or large-group instructional revision; how to develop, implement, and assess the effectiveness of the intervention or revision; and how to develop an action plan for future instructional cycles.

The Differentiated Classroom, ed. 2

Explains instructional approaches that meet the needs and interests of every student. Includes principles that guide a differentiated classroom; instructional strategies that make it easier to provide multiple learning paths for students; practical ways to give students options about how they learn required curriculum; and steps to get started with differentiation or take it to a higher level.

The Handbook for Embedded Formative Assessment

This book guides K-12 teachers through the process of developing effective formative assessments. It includes tested classroom techniques, practical how-to's, and exercises designed to guide implementation as well as discussion questions that can be answered as teams or used for individual reflection.

The High-Performing School

This book provides up-to-date summaries of research on the characteristics and practices of effective schools, including step-by-step instructions for planning and conducting or undergoing an on-site school review.

The Innovator’s Mindset

This book encourages teachers and administrators to empower their learners to wonder, explore, and to become forward-thinking leaders. Includes practical suggestions for unleashing students’ and teachers’ talent, as well as encouraging accounts of leaders and learners who are innovating “inside the box.”

The Power of Unstoppable Momentum

This book explores how to revolutionize a school district’s culture to improve student learning. It details a simple but powerful process for integrating technology, pedagogy, and deep learning that leads to lasting change. Included are real examples of districts that attained pedagogically driven, digitally accelerated success.

The Resilient Teacher

This book offers simple but effective strategies for dealing with a variety of thorny situations that most teachers will face in their careers. These strategies will help to communicate tactfully but forthrightly with administrators, colleagues, and students whose actions interfere with the ability to do the job properly; confidently and convincingly express thoughts and expectations to all stakeholders; and increase influence with coworkers, students, and parents.

The Tech-Savvy Administrator

This book explains how and why leaders should use technology and outlines what should be in every leader’s digital toolkit.

The Writing Thief

A major part of good writing instruction is finding the right mentor texts to share with students. Within this book, you’ll discover more than ninety mentor texts, along with activities that incorporate the traits of writing across informational, narrative, and argument modes.

The Writing on the Classroom Wall

This book explains to educators how posting and discussing Big Ideas in the classroom can lead to deeper learning, while also encouraging students to risk expressing novel ideas.

The Zen Teacher

This book provides educators with practical, easy-to-use techniques to help them slow down and create a sense of focus, simplicity, and tranquility in both their classroom and their personal life.

Time to Teach

This text provides more than a dozen strategies for teachers to break down tasks into doable pieces, touch each paper or e-mail communication only once, learn when to say no, and use time-management apps to zip through reams of paperwork. Using these strategies, teachers will be able to drastically reduce the time spent planning lessons, assessing students, keeping records, and communicating with parents.

Total Literacy Techniques

This book provides 3rd through 12th grade teachers with more than 50 teacher-tested tools and techniques for helping their students read independently and critically. It offers practical and effective ways for teachers to help students develop the critical reading habits that open up new ways of understanding and contributing to their worlds.

Turning the Page on Complex Texts

This book examines how to select appropriate complex texts and design instruction to meet the needs of every student. It explores grade-specific classroom scenarios that illustrate how to scaffold lessons to foster close reading and deepen comprehension at all stages of K12 education.

Uniting Academic and Behavior Interventions

This book offers a step-by-step process for determining, targeting, and observing academic and behavior interventions. Teachers discover how to work in collaborative teams using a research-based framework to provide united and simultaneous interventions to students at risk.

Using Digital Games as Assessment and Instruction Tools

This book explores how to incorporate digital games and use them to craft engaging, academically applicable classroom activities that revitalize teaching and learning for both teachers and students. It offers practiced guidance for implementing digital games for the classroom, considering research and theory that confirm the power of play in childhood development and learning, and exploring the positive and negative characteristics of different gaming platforms.

Vocab Rehab

This book explains a new and effective approach to teaching vocabulary that calls for exploration, discovery, and playing with words. Ten-minute exercises include advice on how to focus short lessons so that students are fully engaged, teaching tips that help ensure new words stick, and a varied selection of novel strategies for teaching new words to students.

Vocabulary in a SNAP

This book provides more than 100 research-based mini-lessons for vocabulary instruction that can be adapted to fit diverse curricula, each taking no more than 20 minutes of instructional time and which can be modified to fit their curriculum and their students’ needs. It also includes the most crucial root words, prefixes, and suffixes in the English language to best employ instructional time.

West Meets East

This book explores the fundamental premise that strong teaching is at the heart of educational quality and that we all benefit from understanding the practices and professional thinking of exemplary teachers. The authors set out to discover which beliefs and strategies of effective teachers can cross the cultural divide and help students in each nation make breakthrough advances.

Who's Doing the Work? How to Say Less So Readers Can Do More

This book explores how some traditional scaffolding practices may actually rob students of important learning opportunities and independence. It suggests ways to make small but powerful adjustments to instruction that hold students accountable for their own learning.

Your School Rocks... So Tell People! Passionately Pitch and Promote the Positives Happening on Your Campus

This book is a practical guide that encourages educators to use social media tools in order to keep students’ families and community connected, informed, and excited about what’s going on in their school. It includes immediately actionable tips, easy-to-follow instructions, and links to video tutorials.

PLC/RTI

Breaking with Tradition

This book explores the shift to competency-based learning that allows educators to replace traditional, ineffective systems with a personalized, student-centered approach. It examines how the components of PLCs (professional learning communities) promote the principles of competency-based education and share real-world examples from practitioners who have made the transition.

Concise Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About Professional Learning Communities at Work™

This quick-reference guidebook is aimed at teachers and administrators working to build and sustain a high-performing PLC.

A Handbook for Mathematics in a PLC at Work™, Grades 6–8

In this text, teachers will: learn 10 high-leverage team actions for grades 6–8 mathematics instruction and assessment; how to focus curriculum to heighten student achievement; discover the actions their teams should take before a unit of instruction begins, as well as the actions and formative assessments that should occur during instruction; and examine how to most effectively reflect on assessment results, and prepare for the next unit of instruction.

Taking Action

This book explores how to incorporate the response to intervention (RTI) process by covering every element required to build a successful RTI at Work system of support in schools. It aids in understanding how RTI at Work builds on the PLC at Work process; learning what roles teacher teams, leadership teams, and school-wide teams play in a multi-tiered intervention structure; and understanding the differences among intervention, extension, prevention, and enrichment.

A Handbook for Mathematics in a PLC at Work™, Grades K-5

In this text, teachers will: learn 10 high-leverage team actions for grades K-5 mathematics instruction and assessment; how to focus curriculum to heighten student achievement; discover the actions their teams should take before a unit of instruction begins, as well as the actions and formative assessments that should occur during instruction; and examine how to most effectively reflect on assessment results, and prepare for the next unit of instruction.

Game Plan

This book helps create a uniform game plan to foster a collaborative community of learners, develop a shared focus, and meet growth goals. It assists in examining new concepts of leadership, and learn how to effectively assemble schoolwide commitment to PLC (Professional Learning Community) principles as well as explores coaching points and tools to customize strategies for teachers and leaders, who must share collective responsibility to drive lasting change.

How to Use Digital Tools to Support Teachers in a PLC

With this how-to guide, teachers can explore how technology has changed the way groups share, cooperate, and take collective action, the three strategies as being instrumental to PLC success.

Global Perspectives

Tailored specifically to international schools, this resource will guide you through every aspect of PLC (Professional Learning Community) implementation.

A Handbook for Mathematics in a PLC at Work™, Leader's Guide

In this text, teachers will: learn 10 high-leverage team actions for mathematics instruction and assessment; how to focus curriculum to heighten student achievement; discover the actions their teams should take before a unit of instruction begins, as well as the actions and formative assessments that should occur during instruction; and examine how to most effectively reflect on assessment results, and prepare for the next unit of instruction.

Learning by Doing, ed. 3

This guide updates and expands on new and significant PLC topics. It explores fresh strategies, tools, and tips for hiring and retaining new staff, creating team-developed common formative assessments, implementing systematic interventions, and more.

A Handbook for Mathematics in a PLC at Work™, High School

In this text, teachers will: learn 10 high-leverage team actions for grades 9-12 mathematics instruction and assessment; how to focus curriculum to heighten student achievement; discover the actions their teams should take before a unit of instruction begins, as well as the actions and formative assessments that should occur during instruction; and examine how to most effectively reflect on assessment results, and prepare for the next unit of instruction.

Navigating the Core Curriculum

This book presents the three tiers of RTI (response to intervention) and identifies potential barriers to learning and establishes clear action plans for diminishing them. It examines the design of multi-tiered lessons that honor diverse student literacy skill sets and shows why confidence, competence, and collaboration are vital classroom components for helping students gain core mastery.

Learning From Coaching

This text demonstrates how teachers can find support navigating the continual changes inherent in education through working with an instructional coach to think deeply about their work, set goals, and develop plans to meet those goals. It aims to deepen teachers’ understanding of the purpose of coaching, the teacher-coach relationship, and the responsibilities teachers and coaches have to each other.

Uniting Academic and Behavior Interventions

This book offers a step-by-step process for determining, targeting, and observing academic and behavior interventions. Teachers discover how to work in collaborative teams using a research-based framework to provide united and simultaneous interventions to students at risk.

How to Develop PLCs for Singletons and Small Schools

With this user-friendly guide, teachers will discover how small schools, full of singleton teachers who are the only ones in their schools teaching their subject areas, can build successful PLCs.

Inspiring Creativity and Innovation in K-12

This book explores the four essentials for developing a creative, mistake-tolerant culture, investigates teaching and leadership beliefs and practices that undermine creativity, and discovers strategies for successfully navigating challenges that your team may face along the way.

Overcoming the Achievement Gap Trap

This book examines predominant mindsets that contradict school missions to promote equal academic opportunities, and consider the psychological impact this has on students.

A Practical Guide to Planning Interventions and Monitoring Progress

This book presents strategies for designing and measuring effective classroom interventions. The author offers teachers, individualized education program coordinators, and administrators research-based strategies and tools to create and document individualized plans that support response to intervention efforts and IEPs.

Pure Genius

This book explains how collaboration—with experts, students, and other educators—can help create interesting, and even life-changing opportunities for learning.

Social Emotional Development and Wellness

Encouragement in the Classroom

This text offers practical, classroom-tested strategies, routines, and rituals that teachers can use immediately to defuse the negative effects of stress and create a stimulating and supportive classroom culture. Drawing from positive psychology research, the author explains how fostering humor, mindfulness, resilience, curiosity, and gratitude in the classroom empowers students to learn from their mistakes, celebrate successes, and actively engage in learning.

Handling Student Frustrations

The authors draw on years of teaching experience to propose the APA (Acknowledge, Process, Act) method, which encourages students to recognize emotions and also motivates them to implement proactive solutions rather than let negative emotions sabotage their academic goals. Included are several grade-appropriate classroom scenarios and relevant strategies that will help teachers create more peaceful, respectful, and productive learning environments.

Hanging In

This book shows educators the value of tenacity and building connections when teaching students who present difficult challenges.

The Resilient Teacher

This book offers simple but effective strategies for dealing with a variety of thorny situations that most teachers will face in their careers. These strategies will help to communicate tactfully but forthrightly with administrators, colleagues, and students whose actions interfere with the ability to do the job properly; confidently and convincingly express thoughts and expectations to all stakeholders; and increase influence with coworkers, students, and parents.

Stress-Busting Strategies for Teachers

This text offers simple, proven tactics to help manage the stresses of being a classroom teacher. Tactics discussed include employing healthy practices that positively affect mindset; identifying and using one’s ideal professional pace; exploiting intrinsic preferences for how to get work done; and making food and exercise choices that will better fuel the mind and body.

Reading Wellness

Built around a framework of four intentions--alignment, balance, sustainability, and joy, this book offers teachers a series of lessons that help children read closely and carefully while still honoring their interests, passions, and agency as readers. The lessons here, which have been field-tested in grades 1-5, are interconnected and empower classroom communities, are filled with anecdotes and insights, and are practical, sustainable, and frequently joyful.

Overcoming the Achievement Gap Trap

This book examines predominant mindsets that contradict school missions to promote equal academic opportunities, and consider the psychological impact this has on students.

The Zen Teacher

This book provides educators with practical, easy-to-use techniques to help them slow down and create a sense of focus, simplicity, and tranquility in both their classroom and their personal life.

HEART!

This book presents the concept of a heartprint—the distinctive impression that an educator’s heart leaves on students and colleagues during his or her professional career.

Social Sciences

Engaging Minds in Social Studies Classrooms

In this book, readers will learn how to integrate the joyful learning approach with social studies standards, including the Common Core, the National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies, and the College, Career, and Civic Life framework.

Literacy Strategies for English Learners in Core Content Secondary Classrooms

This book focuses on instructional strategies that integrate language, literacy, and content across all subject areas in secondary education.

Global Education Guidebook

This book presents the steps and strategies needed to set up equitable global partnerships that benefit all learners, founded in the tenets of global citizenship and global competency. It provides examples of elementary and secondary school partnerships that target global and 21st century competencies needed for life in a complex world and discusses the equity pitfalls of global partnerships and strategies for building equitable relationships with communities worldwide.

Reimagining Literacy Through Global Collaboration

This book shows teachers how to use readily available technology tools to create environments where students gain 21st century skills, collaborate with others around the globe, and realize that their work matters.

Leadership

Effective Teacher Interviews

This book provides practical advice on how to conduct hiring interviews that reliably predict a teacher's success, including guidance on applying research to the interview process. It also assists in developing meaningful, legal interview questions; assembling and training an interview team; matching candidates’ skills to your schools' needs; and using the best interview strategies.

Read, Write, Lead

This book offers time-tested advice on how to develop a schoolwide learning culture that leads to more effective reading and writing across the curriculum.

Learning From Coaching

This text demonstrates how teachers can find support navigating the continual changes inherent in education through working with an instructional coach to think deeply about their work, set goals, and develop plans to meet those goals. It aims to deepen teachers’ understanding of the purpose of coaching, the teacher-coach relationship, and the responsibilities teachers and coaches have to each other.

School Climate Change

This book explains the most important aspects of school climate and how we can make positive changes in our schools. It discusses how to engage students and school stakeholders; how to empower staff and students and foster autonomy so people take ownership of their ideas and the learning process; how to promote inclusivity and equity throughout the school; and how to create a welcoming, cooperative, and safe school environment that nurtures students’ social-emotional needs.

The Resilient Teacher

This book offers simple but effective strategies for dealing with a variety of thorny situations that most teachers will face in their careers. These strategies will help to communicate tactfully but forthrightly with administrators, colleagues, and students whose actions interfere with the ability to do the job properly; confidently and convincingly express thoughts and expectations to all stakeholders; and increase influence with coworkers, students, and parents.

The Tech-Savvy Administrator

This book explains how and why leaders should use technology and outlines what should be in every leader’s digital toolkit.

West Meets East

This book explores the fundamental premise that strong teaching is at the heart of educational quality and that we all benefit from understanding the practices and professional thinking of exemplary teachers. The authors set out to discover which beliefs and strategies of effective teachers can cross the cultural divide and help students in each nation make breakthrough advances.

Time to Teach

This text provides more than a dozen strategies for teachers to break down tasks into doable pieces, touch each paper or e-mail communication only once, learn when to say no, and use time-management apps to zip through reams of paperwork. Using these strategies, teachers will be able to drastically reduce the time spent planning lessons, assessing students, keeping records, and communicating with parents.

Activating the Vision

This book details the necessary steps mathematics leaders must take to change traditional practices; meet new curricular, instructional, and assessment challenges; and engage students, families, and community members in mathematics education.

Building Great School Board-Superintendent Teams

This book offers a systematic approach for establishing a unified team that can efficiently meet demands, avoid conflict, and respond to the ever-changing educational environment.

Stop Leading Like It's Yesterday! Key Concepts for Shaping Today’s School Culture

This book explores the Leading for Excellence and Fulfillment model, providing practical, research-based strategies that will be relevant to school leaders today and tomorrow. It provides ready-to-use techniques into your current leadership practices to maximize learning and open up an unprecedented world of opportunities for both students and teachers.

Taking Action

This book explores how to incorporate the response to intervention (RTI) process by covering every element required to build a successful RTI at Work system of support in schools. It aids in understanding how RTI at Work builds on the PLC at Work process; learning what roles teacher teams, leadership teams, and school-wide teams play in a multi-tiered intervention structure; and understanding the differences among intervention, extension, prevention, and enrichment.

Authentic Learning in the Digital Age

The author offers insightful answers based on her experience as a classroom teacher at the Science Leadership Academy, a public high school in Philadelphia that offers a rigorous college-prep curriculum and boasts a 99 percent graduation rate. Outlined is a framework for learning structured around five core values: inquiry, research, collaboration, presentation, and reflection.

Game Plan

This book helps create a uniform game plan to foster a collaborative community of learners, develop a shared focus, and meet growth goals. It assists in examining new concepts of leadership, and learn how to effectively assemble schoolwide commitment to PLC (Professional Learning Community) principles as well as explores coaching points and tools to customize strategies for teachers and leaders, who must share collective responsibility to drive lasting change.

Inspiring Creativity and Innovation in K-12

This book explores the four essentials for developing a creative, mistake-tolerant culture, investigates teaching and leadership beliefs and practices that undermine creativity, and discovers strategies for successfully navigating challenges that your team may face along the way.

How Much Water Do We Have

This book Identifies five key elements (information, planning, motivation, support, and leadership) that are necessary for the success of any goal, life transition, or challenge. The elements are called the 5 Waters of Success, and like the water we drink, we need them to thrive in today’s rapidly paced world.

Escaping The School Leader's Dunk Tank

Through real-life stories and by sharing insightful research, this book equips school leaders with the practical knowledge and emotional tools necessary to survive discrimination, bad politics, revenge, and ego-driven coworkers.

The Innovator’s Mindset

This book encourages teachers and administrators to empower their learners to wonder, explore, and to become forward-thinking leaders. Includes practical suggestions for unleashing students’ and teachers’ talent, as well as encouraging accounts of leaders and learners who are innovating “inside the box.”

Motivating & Inspiring Students

This book provides a results-driven framework—based on a six-level hierarchy of student needs and goals—that can be used to provide engaging instruction to students.

A Leader's Guide to Excellence in Every Classroom

This resource examines the Hierarchy of Instructional Excellence, which prioritizes the order of teacher development for ultimate success.

Messaging Matters

This book helps leaders to maximize their role as chief communicators with students, teachers, and parents and community. It includes suggestions for using digital tools to enhance messaging and ends with reflection questions and practical next steps and special considerations to make when communicating with challenging students or in difficult school climates.

School Improvement for All

This book enables K-12 educators to discover how to target their school’s specific needs with an immediate course of action to improve student achievement. It examines how to drive increased academic achievement for all students, and includes space for teams to determine actions steps and a list of questions to help bring greater focus to improvement efforts.

Score to Soar

This book explores how to guide and enhance the job performance of teachers in your school or district. It shares practical strategies for providing teachers meaningful feedback and encouraging their improvement, and helps to discover how to evaluate teacher effectiveness, use multiple forms of data for evaluation, and communicate evaluation findings to teachers in a way that fosters their professional growth.

Start. Right. Now.

This book provides an overall framework for achieving and sustaining excellence over time; excellent leaders and teachers Know the Way, Show the Way, Go the Way, and Grow Each Day.

Strengthening the Connection Between School & Home, ed. 2

This book examines the pivotal role family engagement plays in student achievement, and explores in depth the process of creating and implementing a family-engagement plan. It includes specific strategies, handouts, and reproducible items that leaders can use to make their schools family friendly and connect with those families who may be hard to reach.

Assessment and Instruction

Academic Conversations

This book shows teachers how to weave the cultivation of academic conversation skills and conversations into current teaching approaches. It describes how to use conversations to build academic vocabulary and grammar, critical thinking skills such, literacy skills, complex and abstract essential understandings, and an academic classroom environment brimming with respect for others' ideas, equity of voice, engagement, and mutual support.

Checking for Understanding, ed. 2

This book helps teachers understand why typical methods to check for understanding are usually ineffective and how to use techniques that work better. Now, this edition goes further with new tips and tools to support implementation of formative assessment techniques that work in any subject area and grade level, for individual students or across multiple classrooms.

The Data-Driven Classroom

This text shows teachers how to examine student assessment results for purposes of identifying targeted curricular or skill areas for individual intervention or large-group instructional revision; how to develop, implement, and assess the effectiveness of the intervention or revision; and how to develop an action plan for future instructional cycles.

A Differentiated Approach to the Common Core

Combining the goals of the Common Core State Standards with the principles of differentiation, the authors present an eight-step process to help teachers make intellectually rigorous curriculum accessible to a broad range of students. With examples across grade levels and content areas and a checklist for reflection on the steps, this text demonstrates how to meet high expectations with responsive instruction and help students grow as thinkers and problem solvers.

The Differentiated Classroom, ed. 2

Explains instructional approaches that meet the needs and interests of every student. Includes principles that guide a differentiated classroom; instructional strategies that make it easier to provide multiple learning paths for students; practical ways to give students options about how they learn required curriculum; and steps to get started with differentiation or take it to a higher level.

Encouragement in the Classroom

This text offers practical, classroom-tested strategies, routines, and rituals that teachers can use immediately to defuse the negative effects of stress and create a stimulating and supportive classroom culture. Drawing from positive psychology research, the author explains how fostering humor, mindfulness, resilience, curiosity, and gratitude in the classroom empowers students to learn from their mistakes, celebrate successes, and actively engage in learning.

Five Levers to Improve Learning

This book explores the five "levers" of schooling: structure, sample, standards, strategy, and self. It illustrates how changes to structure and sample (how schools are organized and how students are grouped) will not be effective without changes to standards (expectations for student learning), strategy (instructional strategies to engage students in meaningful learning), and self (the set of beliefs teachers and students have about their capacity to be effective).

Grading Smarter Not Harder

This book reveals how many of the assessment policies that teachers adopt can actually prove detrimental to student motivation and achievement, and shows educators how they can tailor their policies to help students better understand the lessons that are being taught.

Hanging In

This book shows educators the value of tenacity and building connections when teaching students who present difficult challenges.

How Teachers Turn Data Into Action

This book is a relevant, hands-on resource that will help teacher teams—particularly those new to evidence-based instructional decision making—untangle thorny instructional challenges, improve classroom practice, and, ultimately, achieve results.

How to Design Questions and Tasks to Assess Student Thinking

This book provides specific guidelines to help educators design targeted questions and tasks that align with new academic standards and assess students’ ability to think at higher levels.

Learning in the Fast Lane

This book lays out a plan of action that teachers can use to move underperforming students in the right direction and differentiate instruction for all learners -- even those who excel academically.

Managing 21st Century Classrooms

This book identifies seven of the most prevalent classroom management misconceptions, discusses the tried-but-not-so-true practices that result from them, and offers positive, research-based alternatives that take into account how students learn today.

Opening Minds

This book shows how the words teachers choose affect the worlds students inhabit in the classroom, and ultimately their futures. It explains how to engage children with more productive talk and to create classrooms that support not only students' intellectual development, but their development as human beings.

Memory at Work in the Classroom

This book guides readers through the aspects of human memory most relevant to classroom teachers. Real classroom examples help to develop an understanding of how memory systems play a central role in the learning process, as well as how culture plays a role in memory formation and use.

Sparking Student Creativity

This book explores and explains research related to creativity and its relevance in today’s standards-based, critical thinking-focused classroom.

Student-Led Discussions

In addition to providing a discussion framework that requires students to think deeply and communicate effectively, this text includes advice for teachers on how to cultivate and evaluate effective student-led discussions about literary and informational material; establish core instructional elements that students need in order to engage in rich discussions about content; and understand their role as teacher when students are leading their own discussions.

Time to Teach

This text provides more than a dozen strategies for teachers to break down tasks into doable pieces, touch each paper or e-mail communication only once, learn when to say no, and use time-management apps to zip through reams of paperwork. Using these strategies, teachers will be able to drastically reduce the time spent planning lessons, assessing students, keeping records, and communicating with parents.

West Meets East

This book explores the fundamental premise that strong teaching is at the heart of educational quality and that we all benefit from understanding the practices and professional thinking of exemplary teachers. The authors set out to discover which beliefs and strategies of effective teachers can cross the cultural divide and help students in each nation make breakthrough advances.

Who's Doing the Work? How to Say Less So Readers Can Do More

This book explores how some traditional scaffolding practices may actually rob students of important learning opportunities and independence. It suggests ways to make small but powerful adjustments to instruction that hold students accountable for their own learning.

Adapting Unstoppable Learning

This book expands upon the elements of the Unstoppable Learning model—planning, launching, consolidating, assessing, adapting, managing, and leading—to explore accessible learning for all students. It enables K-12 teachers to discover how to provide effective differentiated instruction to students with varying needs, and includes forms, tools, and diagrams designed to aid instructional planning.

A Handbook for Unstoppable Learning

This book presents the seven elements of the Unstoppable Learning model for effective teaching and deep learning: planning, launching, consolidating, assessing, adapting, managing, and leading. Each chapter focuses on a different element as it pertains to designing powerful learning opportunities. The book also provides templates for planning learning targets, assessments, lessons, and units that will help educators create high-performing classrooms.

Beyond the Grade

This book examines why current practices are ineffective and present an evidence-based case for a standards-based grading system. Use this book as a schoolwide study guide to ensure all staff fully understand how standards-based grading will improve the achievement of an ever-growing, diverse student population.

Bringing Homework into Focus

This book provides a global picture of the purpose of homework, exploring the creation and evaluation of quality assignments, the evaluation of considerations when assigning homework, and the relationship of grading practices to homework.

Elements of Grading, ed. 2

This book provides teachers and administrators with practical suggestions for making the grading process more fair, accurate, specific, and timely to improve student learning. It explores how the Common Core State Standards and new technologies impact grading practices, how to evaluate grading systems at all levels from national policies to classroom practices, and how to utilize new technology tools for more efficient grading.

The Classroom Chef

In this book, the authors share their secret recipes, ingredients, and tips for serving up lessons that engage students and help them understand math. Teachers can use these ideas and methods as-is or tweak them and create their own enticing educational meals.

Create Future-Ready Classrooms, Now!

This book offers practical methods to incorporate technology into daily instruction and prepare students for lifelong learning in a global society. It explores digital tools that help seamlessly incorporate the technology-rich world into the classroom, understand how to use media for deeper learning, and examine a new approach to engagement and recognition.

Deep Discourse

This book details a framework for implementing student-led classroom discussions that improve learning, motivation, and engagement across all levels and subject areas.

Different Schools for a Different World

This book details six key arguments for why educators must approach schooling differently in the 21st century: information literacy, the economy, learning, boredom, innovation, and equity. It examines what makes traditional school reforms counterproductive, the building blocks of deeper learning schools, the research that proves deeper learning environments enhance results, and examples of deeper learning schools showing emerging organizational and instructional models.

Ditch That Textbook

This book encourages educators to throw out meaningless, pedestrian teaching and learning practices and empowers them to evolve and improve on old, standard teaching methods.

The Handbook for Embedded Formative Assessment

This book guides K-12 teachers through the process of developing effective formative assessments. It includes tested classroom techniques, practical how-to's, and exercises designed to guide implementation as well as discussion questions that can be answered as teams or used for individual reflection.

Instructional Agility

This book explores how instructional agility—moving seamlessly among instruction, formative assessment, and feedback—fits within the six tenets of essential assessment framework. It covers how to foster and maintain a culture of learning in K-12 classrooms and gain strategies and tools to enhance instructional agility and assessment practices, providing examples of instructional agility in action.

Embedded Formative Assessment

This book presents current research, insights, and techniques for formative assessment practices that teachers can immediately apply in their classrooms. It includes examples and templates to help teachers elicit evidence of learning, provide meaningful feedback, and empower students to take ownership of their education.

Using Digital Games as Assessment and Instruction Tools

This book explores how to incorporate digital games and use them to craft engaging, academically applicable classroom activities that revitalize teaching and learning for both teachers and students. It offers practiced guidance for implementing digital games for the classroom, considering research and theory that confirm the power of play in childhood development and learning, and exploring the positive and negative characteristics of different gaming platforms.

Essential Assessment

This book explores six essential tenets of assessment that will help deepen your understanding of assessment to meet standards and enhance your students’ academic success.

Activating the Vision

This book details the necessary steps mathematics leaders must take to change traditional practices; meet new curricular, instructional, and assessment challenges; and engage students, families, and community members in mathematics education.

Motivating & Inspiring Students

This book provides a results-driven framework—based on a six-level hierarchy of student needs and goals—that can be used to provide engaging instruction to students.

Growing Independent Learners

This book helps you plan instruction focused on literacy standards, organize your classroom for maximum benefit, and lead your students to independence through whole-group lessons, small-group focus, and partner learning at literacy stations.

Texts, Tasks, and Talk

This book explores the crucial role of text selection, close reading, task construction, classroom discussion, and collaboration in aligning instruction with the CCSS (Common Core State Standards).

Real-World Learning Framework for Elementary Schools

This book outlines opportunities teachers and students should have to exercise cognitive complexity, engagement, and technology integration through real-world project-based instruction.

Engineering Essentials for STEM Instruction

This practical introduction to engineering for elementary through high school teachers teaches how to create effective engineering-infused lessons that break down the barriers between science, math, and technology instruction. It highlights engineering's connection to 21st century skills and college and career readiness, addresses the Next Generation Science Standards, and walks through each step of the simple but powerful engineering design process.

Making the Most of Small Groups

Structured around the five essential reading elements -- comprehension, fluency, phonemic awareness, phonics, and vocabulary -- the book provides practical tips, sample lessons, lesson plans and templates, suggestions for related literacy work stations, and connections to whole-group instruction.

Explore Like a Pirate

This book can help you apply the most motivational techniques of gameplay to your classroom using strategies that work with and enhance (rather than replace) your current curriculum.

Teach Like a Pirate

This book offers inspiration, practical techniques, and innovative ideas that will help you to increase student engagement, boost your creativity, and transform your life as an educator. You'll learn how to tap into and increase your passion as a teacher, develop engaging lessons, establish rapport and a sense of camaraderie in your classroom, and more.

Learn Like a Pirate

This book explains how to design classroom experiences that encourage students to take risks and explore their passions in a stimulating, motivating, and supportive environment where improvement, rather than grades, is the focus. It enables teachers to discover how student-led classrooms help students thrive and develop into self-directed, confident citizens who are capable of making smart, responsible decisions, all on their own.

Play Like a Pirate

This book provides ideas and practical strategies for how to use toys, games, and comics to engage students – and shows how the best tools to reach those kids that were within reach all along.

Proficiency-Based Assessment

This book explains how to close the gaps between assessment, curriculum, and instruction by replacing outmoded assessment methods with proficiency-based assessments.

Classroom Habitudes

This book shows teachers how to use the content they already teach to challenge students to think critically, collaborate with others, solve new problems, and adapt to change across new learning contexts.

Instant Relevance

This book equips you to create engaging lessons from experiences and events that matter to your students. Learn how to help your students see meaningful connections between the real word and what they learn in the classroom—because that’s when learning sticks.

Engaging Minds in the Classroom

In this book, the authors share what they have discovered about planning lessons that engage students and enable them to truly enjoy learning. It outlines key findings from research on motivation and engagement and offers real-life teaching examples from various grades.

HEART!

This book presents the concept of a heartprint—the distinctive impression that an educator’s heart leaves on students and colleagues during his or her professional career.

Instructional Strategies for Effective Teaching

Taking a practical approach to instructional delivery, this guide outlines research-based strategies and illustrates how teachers, coaches, and administrators can use them to enhance their everyday practices.

Launch: Using Design Thinking to Boost Creativity and Bring Out the Maker in Every Student

This book provides a process that can be incorporated into every class at every grade level ... even if you don't consider yourself a "creative teacher." It enables teachers to discover practical strategies for using design thinking in the classroom to engage, inspire, and empower students.

Kids Deserve It! Pushing Boundaries and Challenging Conventional Thinking

This book encourages you to think big and make learning fun and meaningful for students. While you're at it, you just might rediscover why you became an educator in the first place.

The Zen Teacher

This book provides educators with practical, easy-to-use techniques to help them slow down and create a sense of focus, simplicity, and tranquility in both their classroom and their personal life.

The Writing on the Classroom Wall

This book explains to educators how posting and discussing Big Ideas in the classroom can lead to deeper learning, while also encouraging students to risk expressing novel ideas.

Literacy Strategies for English Learners in Core Content Secondary Classrooms

This book focuses on instructional strategies that integrate language, literacy, and content across all subject areas in secondary education.

Navigating the Core Curriculum

This book presents the three tiers of RTI (response to intervention) and identifies potential barriers to learning and establishes clear action plans for diminishing them. It examines the design of multi-tiered lessons that honor diverse student literacy skill sets and shows why confidence, competence, and collaboration are vital classroom components for helping students gain core mastery.

Evaluating and Assessing Tools in the Digital Swamp

This book explores the Digital Swamp Index, helping educators wade through digital innovations in order to uncover tools that truly accelerate student achievement. It can be used to effectively implement technology and address the revolution occurring in education, which is generating a new nature of learning.

Science and Technology

Authentic Learning in the Digital Age

The author offers insightful answers based on her experience as a classroom teacher at the Science Leadership Academy, a public high school in Philadelphia that offers a rigorous college-prep curriculum and boasts a 99 percent graduation rate. Outlined is a framework for learning structured around five core values: inquiry, research, collaboration, presentation, and reflection.

Engaging Minds in Science and Math Classrooms

In this book, readers will learn how to use the joyful learning framework to better engage students in science and mathematics.

Researching in a Digital World

This book guides the reader through the process and steps of online research. It offers practical ideas and insights to share with students at varying grade levels.

The Tech-Savvy Administrator

This book explains how and why leaders should use technology and outlines what should be in every leader’s digital toolkit.

140 Twitter Tips for Educators

This book offers step-by-step instructions to help you master the basics of Twitter, build an online following, and become a Twitter rock star.

50 Things You Can Do With Google Classroom

This book provides a thorough overview of the Google Classroom application, specifically designed to help teachers save time by streamlining the process of going digital.

50 Things to Go Further with Google Classroom

This book helps you take Google Classroom further with 50 tips, resources, and templates to help you consider ways to start moving towards a more student-centered approach to teaching and learning.

Create Future-Ready Classrooms, Now!

This book offers practical methods to incorporate technology into daily instruction and prepare students for lifelong learning in a global society. It explores digital tools that help seamlessly incorporate the technology-rich world into the classroom, understand how to use media for deeper learning, and examine a new approach to engagement and recognition.

Creating the Anywhere, Anytime Classroom

This book offers direct guidance on the steps K–12 educators must take to facilitate online learning and maximize student growth using digital tools. Each chapter includes suggestions, tips, and examples tied to pedagogical practices associated with learning online.

Teaching Students to Think Like Scientists

This book presents instructional methods and lesson scenarios for teachers of all disciplines to guide students through the examination, review, and evaluation of knowledge and ideas through a process of scientific investigation and argumentation using the Common Core State Standards for English language arts/literacy and the Next Generation Science Standards.

Engineering Essentials for STEM Instruction

This practical introduction to engineering for elementary through high school teachers teaches how to create effective engineering-infused lessons that break down the barriers between science, math, and technology instruction. It highlights engineering's connection to 21st century skills and college and career readiness, addresses the Next Generation Science Standards, and walks through each step of the simple but powerful engineering design process.

Elements of Grading, ed. 2

This book provides teachers and administrators with practical suggestions for making the grading process more fair, accurate, specific, and timely to improve student learning. It explores how the Common Core State Standards and new technologies impact grading practices, how to evaluate grading systems at all levels from national policies to classroom practices, and how to utilize new technology tools for more efficient grading.

Reimagining Literacy Through Global Collaboration

This book shows teachers how to use readily available technology tools to create environments where students gain 21st century skills, collaborate with others around the globe, and realize that their work matters.

The Power of Unstoppable Momentum

This book explores how to revolutionize a school district’s culture to improve student learning. It details a simple but powerful process for integrating technology, pedagogy, and deep learning that leads to lasting change. Included are real examples of districts that attained pedagogically driven, digitally accelerated success.

How to Use Digital Tools to Support Teachers in a PLC

With this how-to guide, teachers can explore how technology has changed the way groups share, cooperate, and take collective action, the three strategies as being instrumental to PLC success.

From Pencils to Podcasts

This resource provides K-6 teachers with suggestions for incorporating technology into literacy practices and illustrates ways technology can deepen students literacy development.

Real-World Learning Framework for Elementary Schools

This book outlines opportunities teachers and students should have to exercise cognitive complexity, engagement, and technology integration through real-world project-based instruction.

Evaluating and Assessing Tools in the Digital Swamp

This book explores the Digital Swamp Index, helping educators wade through digital innovations in order to uncover tools that truly accelerate student achievement. It can be used to effectively implement technology and address the revolution occurring in education, which is generating a new nature of learning.

Your School Rocks... So Tell People! Passionately Pitch and Promote the Positives Happening on Your Campus

This book is a practical guide that encourages educators to use social media tools in order to keep students’ families and community connected, informed, and excited about what’s going on in their school. It includes immediately actionable tips, easy-to-follow instructions, and links to video tutorials.

Messaging Matters

This book helps leaders to maximize their role as chief communicators with students, teachers, and parents and community. It includes suggestions for using digital tools to enhance messaging and ends with reflection questions and practical next steps and special considerations to make when communicating with challenging students or in difficult school climates.

Mastering Digital Literacy

This book explores the purpose and importance of digital literacy and the value of digital, media, and global awareness. It provides strategies for incorporating digital literacy into the school curricula, fostering collaboration, creativity, initiative, and engagement, while equipping students with the desire to steer their own learning.

Using Digital Games as Assessment and Instruction Tools

This book explores how to incorporate digital games and use them to craft engaging, academically applicable classroom activities that revitalize teaching and learning for both teachers and students. It offers practiced guidance for implementing digital games for the classroom, considering research and theory that confirm the power of play in childhood development and learning, and exploring the positive and negative characteristics of different gaming platforms.

Literacy Strategies for English Learners in Core Content Secondary Classrooms

This book focuses on instructional strategies that integrate language, literacy, and content across all subject areas in secondary education.

Numeracy

Becoming the Math Teacher You Wish You'd Had

This book answers questions such as: How is taking risks inherent to mathematics? How do mathematicians balance intuition and proof? How can teachers value both productive mistakes and precision? It also provides dozens of practical teaching techniques to try in the classroom right away—strategies to stimulate students to connect ideas; rich tasks that encourage students to wonder, generalize, conjecture, and persevere; and routines to teach students how to collaborate.

Beyond Answers

This book provides teachers with a clear sense of the Standards for Mathematical Practice, along with ideas on how best to implement them in K–2 classrooms. Using examples from his own teaching and vignettes from many other teachers, the author invites teachers to break the cycle of teaching math procedurally; demonstrates what it means for children to understand math; and explores what it looks like when young children embrace the behaviors espoused by the practices.

Engaging Minds in Science and Math Classrooms

In this book, readers will learn how to use the joyful learning framework to better engage students in science and mathematics.

Math Work Stations

In this book, you'll find ideas to help children develop conceptual understanding and skills, use math vocabulary as they talk about their mathematical thinking, and connect big ideas to independent exploration and practice. It details how to set up, manage, and keep math stations going throughout the year.

Activating the Vision

This book details the necessary steps mathematics leaders must take to change traditional practices; meet new curricular, instructional, and assessment challenges; and engage students, families, and community members in mathematics education.

A Mind for Mathematics

This text breaks down the complex components of mathematics teaching and divides them into practical strategies. Combining research, useful tactics, and examples from K–6 classrooms, the book includes reflection questions, action tasks, and activities to inspire and engage mathematical minds.

A Handbook for Mathematics in a PLC at Work™, Grades 6–8

In this text, teachers will: learn 10 high-leverage team actions for grades 6–8 mathematics instruction and assessment; how to focus curriculum to heighten student achievement; discover the actions their teams should take before a unit of instruction begins, as well as the actions and formative assessments that should occur during instruction; and examine how to most effectively reflect on assessment results, and prepare for the next unit of instruction.

A Handbook for Mathematics in a PLC at Work™, Grades K-5

In this text, teachers will: learn 10 high-leverage team actions for grades K-5 mathematics instruction and assessment; how to focus curriculum to heighten student achievement; discover the actions their teams should take before a unit of instruction begins, as well as the actions and formative assessments that should occur during instruction; and examine how to most effectively reflect on assessment results, and prepare for the next unit of instruction.

A Handbook for Mathematics in a PLC at Work™, Leader's Guide

In this text, teachers will: learn 10 high-leverage team actions for mathematics instruction and assessment; how to focus curriculum to heighten student achievement; discover the actions their teams should take before a unit of instruction begins, as well as the actions and formative assessments that should occur during instruction; and examine how to most effectively reflect on assessment results, and prepare for the next unit of instruction.

A Handbook for Mathematics in a PLC at Work™, High School

In this text, teachers will: learn 10 high-leverage team actions for grades 9-12 mathematics instruction and assessment; how to focus curriculum to heighten student achievement; discover the actions their teams should take before a unit of instruction begins, as well as the actions and formative assessments that should occur during instruction; and examine how to most effectively reflect on assessment results, and prepare for the next unit of instruction.

Literacy and Languages

Choice Words

This book shows how teachers accomplish this using their most powerful teaching tool: language. It examines the relationship between language and learning to show how this works moment to moment in the classroom.

The Daily 5, ed. 2

Provides a way for any teacher to structure literacy (and now math) time to increase student independence and allow for individualized attention in small groups and one-on-one.

Dream Wakers

This book offers a wide variety of ideas to teach writing using some of the richest and most beautiful children’s books available. It provides an annotated list of more than 120 books with do-it-today lesson ideas for teaching the traits of writing; eleven original essays by renowned children’s authors of some of the featured books; and a handy reference chart that helps teachers locate books quickly by trait, genre, language, and author/publisher information.

Engaging Minds in English Language Arts Classrooms

In this book, readers will learn how to use the joyful learning framework to better engage students in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and other elements of language arts learning (ELL).

Growing Independent Learners

This book helps you plan instruction focused on literacy standards, organize your classroom for maximum benefit, and lead your students to independence through whole-group lessons, small-group focus, and partner learning at literacy stations.

Literacy Workstations

This book will help teachers solve the dilemma: What does the rest of my class do while I'm working with a small reading group? It offers practical suggestions for over a dozen literacy work stations that link to instruction. Learn how to set up work stations, how to manage them, and how to keep them going throughout the year.

Making the Most of Small Groups

Structured around the five essential reading elements -- comprehension, fluency, phonemic awareness, phonics, and vocabulary -- the book provides practical tips, sample lessons, lesson plans and templates, suggestions for related literacy work stations, and connections to whole-group instruction.

Opening Minds

This book shows how the words teachers choose affect the worlds students inhabit in the classroom, and ultimately their futures. It explains how to engage children with more productive talk and to create classrooms that support not only students' intellectual development, but their development as human beings.

Read, Write, Lead

This book offers time-tested advice on how to develop a schoolwide learning culture that leads to more effective reading and writing across the curriculum.

Reading Wellness

Built around a framework of four intentions--alignment, balance, sustainability, and joy, this book offers teachers a series of lessons that help children read closely and carefully while still honoring their interests, passions, and agency as readers. The lessons here, which have been field-tested in grades 1-5, are interconnected and empower classroom communities, are filled with anecdotes and insights, and are practical, sustainable, and frequently joyful.

Teaching the Core Skills of Listening & Speaking

This book presents an approach aligned to the six Common Core anchor standards for speaking and listening, and is focused on preparing students for 21st century communication inside and beyond the classroom.

Vocab Rehab

This book explains a new and effective approach to teaching vocabulary that calls for exploration, discovery, and playing with words. Ten-minute exercises include advice on how to focus short lessons so that students are fully engaged, teaching tips that help ensure new words stick, and a varied selection of novel strategies for teaching new words to students.

The Writing Thief

A major part of good writing instruction is finding the right mentor texts to share with students. Within this book, you’ll discover more than ninety mentor texts, along with activities that incorporate the traits of writing across informational, narrative, and argument modes.

Total Literacy Techniques

This book provides 3rd through 12th grade teachers with more than 50 teacher-tested tools and techniques for helping their students read independently and critically. It offers practical and effective ways for teachers to help students develop the critical reading habits that open up new ways of understanding and contributing to their worlds.

Breaking Through

This book provides educators with a whole-school approach to helping English learners achieve academically while they learn English.

(Re)designing Argumentation Writing Units for Grades 5–12

This guide offers practical recommendations, strategies, and tips for establishing argumentation units of instruction that empower students to artfully and logically present and convince others of their position.

The Writing on the Classroom Wall

This book explains to educators how posting and discussing Big Ideas in the classroom can lead to deeper learning, while also encouraging students to risk expressing novel ideas.

Turning the Page on Complex Texts

This book examines how to select appropriate complex texts and design instruction to meet the needs of every student. It explores grade-specific classroom scenarios that illustrate how to scaffold lessons to foster close reading and deepen comprehension at all stages of K12 education.

Texts, Tasks, and Talk

This book explores the crucial role of text selection, close reading, task construction, classroom discussion, and collaboration in aligning instruction with the CCSS (Common Core State Standards).

Researching in a Digital World

This book guides the reader through the process and steps of online research. It offers practical ideas and insights to share with students at varying grade levels.

Classroom Habitudes

This book shows teachers how to use the content they already teach to challenge students to think critically, collaborate with others, solve new problems, and adapt to change across new learning contexts.

Ditch That Textbook

This book encourages educators to throw out meaningless, pedestrian teaching and learning practices and empowers them to evolve and improve on old, standard teaching methods.

Global Education Guidebook

This book presents the steps and strategies needed to set up equitable global partnerships that benefit all learners, founded in the tenets of global citizenship and global competency. It provides examples of elementary and secondary school partnerships that target global and 21st century competencies needed for life in a complex world and discusses the equity pitfalls of global partnerships and strategies for building equitable relationships with communities worldwide.

Personalizing Learning Through Voice and Choice

This book introduces personalized learning’s key concepts and reveals structures that empower student voice and choice across a school.

Real-World Learning Framework for Elementary Schools

This book outlines opportunities teachers and students should have to exercise cognitive complexity, engagement, and technology integration through real-world project-based instruction.

Reimagining Literacy Through Global Collaboration

This book shows teachers how to use readily available technology tools to create environments where students gain 21st century skills, collaborate with others around the globe, and realize that their work matters.

Mastering Digital Literacy

This book explores the purpose and importance of digital literacy and the value of digital, media, and global awareness. It provides strategies for incorporating digital literacy into the school curricula, fostering collaboration, creativity, initiative, and engagement, while equipping students with the desire to steer their own learning.

Teaching Common Core English Language Arts Standards

This book provides 20 targeted lesson frameworks to help teach the Common Core State Standards for English language arts. It enables teachers to help students master critical skills, including how to organize ideas from informational texts, identify similarities and differences, scrutinize words to gain deeper meaning of readings, and write with grade-appropriate language.

Literacy Strategies for English Learners in Core Content Secondary Classrooms

This book focuses on instructional strategies that integrate language, literacy, and content across all subject areas in secondary education.

From Pencils to Podcasts

This resource provides K-6 teachers with suggestions for incorporating technology into literacy practices and illustrates ways technology can deepen students literacy development.

Teaching Students to Think Like Scientists

This book presents instructional methods and lesson scenarios for teachers of all disciplines to guide students through the examination, review, and evaluation of knowledge and ideas through a process of scientific investigation and argumentation using the Common Core State Standards for English language arts/literacy and the Next Generation Science Standards.

Master the Media

Written to help teachers and parents educate the next generation, this book explains the history, purpose, and messages behind the media. With more choices and more control than ever, regarding what and when we will watch, listen to, and read, there is a heightened level of responsibility to think critically about the content we consume.

Education

(Re)designing Argumentation Writing Units for Grades 5–12

This guide offers practical recommendations, strategies, and tips for establishing argumentation units of instruction that empower students to artfully and logically present and convince others of their position.

140 Twitter Tips for Educators

This book offers step-by-step instructions to help you master the basics of Twitter, build an online following, and become a Twitter rock star.

50 Things You Can Do With Google Classroom

This book provides a thorough overview of the Google Classroom application, specifically designed to help teachers save time by streamlining the process of going digital.

50 Things to Go Further with Google Classroom

This book helps you take Google Classroom further with 50 tips, resources, and templates to help you consider ways to start moving towards a more student-centered approach to teaching and learning.

A Differentiated Approach to the Common Core

Combining the goals of the Common Core State Standards with the principles of differentiation, the authors present an eight-step process to help teachers make intellectually rigorous curriculum accessible to a broad range of students. With examples across grade levels and content areas and a checklist for reflection on the steps, this text demonstrates how to meet high expectations with responsive instruction and help students grow as thinkers and problem solvers.

A Handbook for Mathematics in a PLC at Work™, Grades 6–8

In this text, teachers will: learn 10 high-leverage team actions for grades 6–8 mathematics instruction and assessment; how to focus curriculum to heighten student achievement; discover the actions their teams should take before a unit of instruction begins, as well as the actions and formative assessments that should occur during instruction; and examine how to most effectively reflect on assessment results, and prepare for the next unit of instruction.

A Handbook for Mathematics in a PLC at Work™, Grades K-5

In this text, teachers will: learn 10 high-leverage team actions for grades K-5 mathematics instruction and assessment; how to focus curriculum to heighten student achievement; discover the actions their teams should take before a unit of instruction begins, as well as the actions and formative assessments that should occur during instruction; and examine how to most effectively reflect on assessment results, and prepare for the next unit of instruction.

A Handbook for Mathematics in a PLC at Work™, High School

In this text, teachers will: learn 10 high-leverage team actions for grades 9-12 mathematics instruction and assessment; how to focus curriculum to heighten student achievement; discover the actions their teams should take before a unit of instruction begins, as well as the actions and formative assessments that should occur during instruction; and examine how to most effectively reflect on assessment results, and prepare for the next unit of instruction.

A Handbook for Mathematics in a PLC at Work™, Leader's Guide

In this text, teachers will: learn 10 high-leverage team actions for mathematics instruction and assessment; how to focus curriculum to heighten student achievement; discover the actions their teams should take before a unit of instruction begins, as well as the actions and formative assessments that should occur during instruction; and examine how to most effectively reflect on assessment results, and prepare for the next unit of instruction.

A Handbook for Unstoppable Learning

This book presents the seven elements of the Unstoppable Learning model for effective teaching and deep learning: planning, launching, consolidating, assessing, adapting, managing, and leading. Each chapter focuses on a different element as it pertains to designing powerful learning opportunities. The book also provides templates for planning learning targets, assessments, lessons, and units that will help educators create high-performing classrooms.

A Leader's Guide to Excellence in Every Classroom

This resource examines the Hierarchy of Instructional Excellence, which prioritizes the order of teacher development for ultimate success.

A Mind for Mathematics

This text breaks down the complex components of mathematics teaching and divides them into practical strategies. Combining research, useful tactics, and examples from K–6 classrooms, the book includes reflection questions, action tasks, and activities to inspire and engage mathematical minds.

A Practical Guide to Planning Interventions and Monitoring Progress

This book presents strategies for designing and measuring effective classroom interventions. The author offers teachers, individualized education program coordinators, and administrators research-based strategies and tools to create and document individualized plans that support response to intervention efforts and IEPs.

Academic Conversations

This book shows teachers how to weave the cultivation of academic conversation skills and conversations into current teaching approaches. It describes how to use conversations to build academic vocabulary and grammar, critical thinking skills such, literacy skills, complex and abstract essential understandings, and an academic classroom environment brimming with respect for others' ideas, equity of voice, engagement, and mutual support.

Activating the Vision

This book details the necessary steps mathematics leaders must take to change traditional practices; meet new curricular, instructional, and assessment challenges; and engage students, families, and community members in mathematics education.

Adapting Unstoppable Learning

This book expands upon the elements of the Unstoppable Learning model—planning, launching, consolidating, assessing, adapting, managing, and leading—to explore accessible learning for all students. It enables K-12 teachers to discover how to provide effective differentiated instruction to students with varying needs, and includes forms, tools, and diagrams designed to aid instructional planning.

Authentic Learning in the Digital Age

The author offers insightful answers based on her experience as a classroom teacher at the Science Leadership Academy, a public high school in Philadelphia that offers a rigorous college-prep curriculum and boasts a 99 percent graduation rate. Outlined is a framework for learning structured around five core values: inquiry, research, collaboration, presentation, and reflection.

Becoming the Math Teacher You Wish You'd Had

This book answers questions such as: How is taking risks inherent to mathematics? How do mathematicians balance intuition and proof? How can teachers value both productive mistakes and precision? It also provides dozens of practical teaching techniques to try in the classroom right away—strategies to stimulate students to connect ideas; rich tasks that encourage students to wonder, generalize, conjecture, and persevere; and routines to teach students how to collaborate.

Beyond Answers

This book provides teachers with a clear sense of the Standards for Mathematical Practice, along with ideas on how best to implement them in K–2 classrooms. Using examples from his own teaching and vignettes from many other teachers, the author invites teachers to break the cycle of teaching math procedurally; demonstrates what it means for children to understand math; and explores what it looks like when young children embrace the behaviors espoused by the practices.

Beyond the Grade

This book examines why current practices are ineffective and present an evidence-based case for a standards-based grading system. Use this book as a schoolwide study guide to ensure all staff fully understand how standards-based grading will improve the achievement of an ever-growing, diverse student population.

Breaking Through

This book provides educators with a whole-school approach to helping English learners achieve academically while they learn English.

Breaking with Tradition

This book explores the shift to competency-based learning that allows educators to replace traditional, ineffective systems with a personalized, student-centered approach. It examines how the components of PLCs (professional learning communities) promote the principles of competency-based education and share real-world examples from practitioners who have made the transition.

Bringing Homework into Focus

This book provides a global picture of the purpose of homework, exploring the creation and evaluation of quality assignments, the evaluation of considerations when assigning homework, and the relationship of grading practices to homework.

Building Great School Board-Superintendent Teams

This book offers a systematic approach for establishing a unified team that can efficiently meet demands, avoid conflict, and respond to the ever-changing educational environment.

Checking for Understanding, ed. 2

This book helps teachers understand why typical methods to check for understanding are usually ineffective and how to use techniques that work better. Now, this edition goes further with new tips and tools to support implementation of formative assessment techniques that work in any subject area and grade level, for individual students or across multiple classrooms.

Choice Words

This book shows how teachers accomplish this using their most powerful teaching tool: language. It examines the relationship between language and learning to show how this works moment to moment in the classroom.

Classroom Habitudes

This book shows teachers how to use the content they already teach to challenge students to think critically, collaborate with others, solve new problems, and adapt to change across new learning contexts.

Concise Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About Professional Learning Communities at Work™

This quick-reference guidebook is aimed at teachers and administrators working to build and sustain a high-performing PLC.

Create Future-Ready Classrooms, Now!

This book offers practical methods to incorporate technology into daily instruction and prepare students for lifelong learning in a global society. It explores digital tools that help seamlessly incorporate the technology-rich world into the classroom, understand how to use media for deeper learning, and examine a new approach to engagement and recognition.

Creating the Anywhere, Anytime Classroom

This book offers direct guidance on the steps K–12 educators must take to facilitate online learning and maximize student growth using digital tools. Each chapter includes suggestions, tips, and examples tied to pedagogical practices associated with learning online.

Deep Discourse

This book details a framework for implementing student-led classroom discussions that improve learning, motivation, and engagement across all levels and subject areas.

Different Schools for a Different World

This book details six key arguments for why educators must approach schooling differently in the 21st century: information literacy, the economy, learning, boredom, innovation, and equity. It examines what makes traditional school reforms counterproductive, the building blocks of deeper learning schools, the research that proves deeper learning environments enhance results, and examples of deeper learning schools showing emerging organizational and instructional models.

Ditch That Textbook

This book encourages educators to throw out meaningless, pedestrian teaching and learning practices and empowers them to evolve and improve on old, standard teaching methods.

Dream Wakers

This book offers a wide variety of ideas to teach writing using some of the richest and most beautiful children’s books available. It provides an annotated list of more than 120 books with do-it-today lesson ideas for teaching the traits of writing; eleven original essays by renowned children’s authors of some of the featured books; and a handy reference chart that helps teachers locate books quickly by trait, genre, language, and author/publisher information.

Effective Teacher Interviews

This book provides practical advice on how to conduct hiring interviews that reliably predict a teacher's success, including guidance on applying research to the interview process. It also assists in developing meaningful, legal interview questions; assembling and training an interview team; matching candidates’ skills to your schools' needs; and using the best interview strategies.

Elements of Grading, ed. 2

This book provides teachers and administrators with practical suggestions for making the grading process more fair, accurate, specific, and timely to improve student learning. It explores how the Common Core State Standards and new technologies impact grading practices, how to evaluate grading systems at all levels from national policies to classroom practices, and how to utilize new technology tools for more efficient grading.

Embedded Formative Assessment

This book presents current research, insights, and techniques for formative assessment practices that teachers can immediately apply in their classrooms. It includes examples and templates to help teachers elicit evidence of learning, provide meaningful feedback, and empower students to take ownership of their education.

Encouragement in the Classroom

This text offers practical, classroom-tested strategies, routines, and rituals that teachers can use immediately to defuse the negative effects of stress and create a stimulating and supportive classroom culture. Drawing from positive psychology research, the author explains how fostering humor, mindfulness, resilience, curiosity, and gratitude in the classroom empowers students to learn from their mistakes, celebrate successes, and actively engage in learning.

Engaging Minds in English Language Arts Classrooms

In this book, readers will learn how to use the joyful learning framework to better engage students in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and other elements of language arts learning (ELL).

Engaging Minds in Science and Math Classrooms

In this book, readers will learn how to use the joyful learning framework to better engage students in science and mathematics.

Engaging Minds in Social Studies Classrooms

In this book, readers will learn how to integrate the joyful learning approach with social studies standards, including the Common Core, the National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies, and the College, Career, and Civic Life framework.

Engaging Minds in the Classroom

In this book, the authors share what they have discovered about planning lessons that engage students and enable them to truly enjoy learning. It outlines key findings from research on motivation and engagement and offers real-life teaching examples from various grades.

Engineering Essentials for STEM Instruction

This practical introduction to engineering for elementary through high school teachers teaches how to create effective engineering-infused lessons that break down the barriers between science, math, and technology instruction. It highlights engineering's connection to 21st century skills and college and career readiness, addresses the Next Generation Science Standards, and walks through each step of the simple but powerful engineering design process.

Escaping The School Leader's Dunk Tank

Through real-life stories and by sharing insightful research, this book equips school leaders with the practical knowledge and emotional tools necessary to survive discrimination, bad politics, revenge, and ego-driven coworkers.

Essential Assessment

This book explores six essential tenets of assessment that will help deepen your understanding of assessment to meet standards and enhance your students’ academic success.

Evaluating and Assessing Tools in the Digital Swamp

This book explores the Digital Swamp Index, helping educators wade through digital innovations in order to uncover tools that truly accelerate student achievement. It can be used to effectively implement technology and address the revolution occurring in education, which is generating a new nature of learning.

Explore Like a Pirate

This book can help you apply the most motivational techniques of gameplay to your classroom using strategies that work with and enhance (rather than replace) your current curriculum.

Five Levers to Improve Learning

This book explores the five "levers" of schooling: structure, sample, standards, strategy, and self. It illustrates how changes to structure and sample (how schools are organized and how students are grouped) will not be effective without changes to standards (expectations for student learning), strategy (instructional strategies to engage students in meaningful learning), and self (the set of beliefs teachers and students have about their capacity to be effective).

From Pencils to Podcasts

This resource provides K-6 teachers with suggestions for incorporating technology into literacy practices and illustrates ways technology can deepen students literacy development.

Game Plan

This book helps create a uniform game plan to foster a collaborative community of learners, develop a shared focus, and meet growth goals. It assists in examining new concepts of leadership, and learn how to effectively assemble schoolwide commitment to PLC (Professional Learning Community) principles as well as explores coaching points and tools to customize strategies for teachers and leaders, who must share collective responsibility to drive lasting change.

Global Education Guidebook

This book presents the steps and strategies needed to set up equitable global partnerships that benefit all learners, founded in the tenets of global citizenship and global competency. It provides examples of elementary and secondary school partnerships that target global and 21st century competencies needed for life in a complex world and discusses the equity pitfalls of global partnerships and strategies for building equitable relationships with communities worldwide.

Global Perspectives

Tailored specifically to international schools, this resource will guide you through every aspect of PLC (Professional Learning Community) implementation.

Grading From the Inside Out

This guide outlines specific steps your team can take to transform grading and reporting schoolwide. Each chapter includes examples of grading dilemmas, vignettes from teachers and administrators, and ideas for bringing parents on board with change.

Grading Smarter Not Harder

This book reveals how many of the assessment policies that teachers adopt can actually prove detrimental to student motivation and achievement, and shows educators how they can tailor their policies to help students better understand the lessons that are being taught.

Growing Independent Learners

This book helps you plan instruction focused on literacy standards, organize your classroom for maximum benefit, and lead your students to independence through whole-group lessons, small-group focus, and partner learning at literacy stations.

HEART!

This book presents the concept of a heartprint—the distinctive impression that an educator’s heart leaves on students and colleagues during his or her professional career.

Handling Student Frustrations

The authors draw on years of teaching experience to propose the APA (Acknowledge, Process, Act) method, which encourages students to recognize emotions and also motivates them to implement proactive solutions rather than let negative emotions sabotage their academic goals. Included are several grade-appropriate classroom scenarios and relevant strategies that will help teachers create more peaceful, respectful, and productive learning environments.

Hanging In

This book shows educators the value of tenacity and building connections when teaching students who present difficult challenges.

How Much Water Do We Have

This book Identifies five key elements (information, planning, motivation, support, and leadership) that are necessary for the success of any goal, life transition, or challenge. The elements are called the 5 Waters of Success, and like the water we drink, we need them to thrive in today’s rapidly paced world.

How Teachers Turn Data Into Action

This book is a relevant, hands-on resource that will help teacher teams—particularly those new to evidence-based instructional decision making—untangle thorny instructional challenges, improve classroom practice, and, ultimately, achieve results.

How to Design Questions and Tasks to Assess Student Thinking

This book provides specific guidelines to help educators design targeted questions and tasks that align with new academic standards and assess students’ ability to think at higher levels.

How to Develop PLCs for Singletons and Small Schools

With this user-friendly guide, teachers will discover how small schools, full of singleton teachers who are the only ones in their schools teaching their subject areas, can build successful PLCs.

How to Use Digital Tools to Support Teachers in a PLC

With this how-to guide, teachers can explore how technology has changed the way groups share, cooperate, and take collective action, the three strategies as being instrumental to PLC success.

Inspiring Creativity and Innovation in K-12

This book explores the four essentials for developing a creative, mistake-tolerant culture, investigates teaching and leadership beliefs and practices that undermine creativity, and discovers strategies for successfully navigating challenges that your team may face along the way.

Instant Relevance

This book equips you to create engaging lessons from experiences and events that matter to your students. Learn how to help your students see meaningful connections between the real word and what they learn in the classroom—because that’s when learning sticks.

Instructional Agility

This book explores how instructional agility—moving seamlessly among instruction, formative assessment, and feedback—fits within the six tenets of essential assessment framework. It covers how to foster and maintain a culture of learning in K-12 classrooms and gain strategies and tools to enhance instructional agility and assessment practices, providing examples of instructional agility in action.

Instructional Strategies for Effective Teaching

Taking a practical approach to instructional delivery, this guide outlines research-based strategies and illustrates how teachers, coaches, and administrators can use them to enhance their everyday practices.

Kids Deserve It! Pushing Boundaries and Challenging Conventional Thinking

This book encourages you to think big and make learning fun and meaningful for students. While you're at it, you just might rediscover why you became an educator in the first place.

Launch: Using Design Thinking to Boost Creativity and Bring Out the Maker in Every Student

This book provides a process that can be incorporated into every class at every grade level ... even if you don't consider yourself a "creative teacher." It enables teachers to discover practical strategies for using design thinking in the classroom to engage, inspire, and empower students.

Learn Like a Pirate

This book explains how to design classroom experiences that encourage students to take risks and explore their passions in a stimulating, motivating, and supportive environment where improvement, rather than grades, is the focus. It enables teachers to discover how student-led classrooms help students thrive and develop into self-directed, confident citizens who are capable of making smart, responsible decisions, all on their own.

Learning From Coaching

This text demonstrates how teachers can find support navigating the continual changes inherent in education through working with an instructional coach to think deeply about their work, set goals, and develop plans to meet those goals. It aims to deepen teachers’ understanding of the purpose of coaching, the teacher-coach relationship, and the responsibilities teachers and coaches have to each other.

Learning by Doing, ed. 3

This guide updates and expands on new and significant PLC topics. It explores fresh strategies, tools, and tips for hiring and retaining new staff, creating team-developed common formative assessments, implementing systematic interventions, and more.

Learning in the Fast Lane

This book lays out a plan of action that teachers can use to move underperforming students in the right direction and differentiate instruction for all learners -- even those who excel academically.

Literacy Strategies for English Learners in Core Content Secondary Classrooms

This book focuses on instructional strategies that integrate language, literacy, and content across all subject areas in secondary education.

Literacy Workstations

This book will help teachers solve the dilemma: What does the rest of my class do while I'm working with a small reading group? It offers practical suggestions for over a dozen literacy work stations that link to instruction. Learn how to set up work stations, how to manage them, and how to keep them going throughout the year.

Making the Most of Small Groups

Structured around the five essential reading elements -- comprehension, fluency, phonemic awareness, phonics, and vocabulary -- the book provides practical tips, sample lessons, lesson plans and templates, suggestions for related literacy work stations, and connections to whole-group instruction.

Managing 21st Century Classrooms

This book identifies seven of the most prevalent classroom management misconceptions, discusses the tried-but-not-so-true practices that result from them, and offers positive, research-based alternatives that take into account how students learn today.

Master the Media

Written to help teachers and parents educate the next generation, this book explains the history, purpose, and messages behind the media. With more choices and more control than ever, regarding what and when we will watch, listen to, and read, there is a heightened level of responsibility to think critically about the content we consume.

Mastering Digital Literacy

This book explores the purpose and importance of digital literacy and the value of digital, media, and global awareness. It provides strategies for incorporating digital literacy into the school curricula, fostering collaboration, creativity, initiative, and engagement, while equipping students with the desire to steer their own learning.

Math Work Stations

In this book, you'll find ideas to help children develop conceptual understanding and skills, use math vocabulary as they talk about their mathematical thinking, and connect big ideas to independent exploration and practice. It details how to set up, manage, and keep math stations going throughout the year.

Memory at Work in the Classroom

This book guides readers through the aspects of human memory most relevant to classroom teachers. Real classroom examples help to develop an understanding of how memory systems play a central role in the lear