This book describes how teachers can create a structured, student-centered environment that allows for openness and surprise, and where inquiry guides authentic learning. Strategies for fostering student curiosity through exploration, novelty, and play; questioning and critical thinking; and experimenting and problem solving are also provided.
This book explores an urgent and growing issue—childhood trauma—and its profound effect on learning and teaching. It can help educators cultivate a trauma-sensitive learning environment for students across all content areas, grade levels, and educational settings.
This book presents a thoughtful and practical approach to achieving breakthrough success with linguistically and culturally diverse students who struggle in school. Strategies for setting high expectations, providing access to the core curriculum, using assessment to inform instruction, attending to language development—both English and academic, and creating a supportive classroom climate are also discussed.
This book presents a lesson planning approach for the secondary classroom that generates test success as a byproduct of comprehensive literacy learning.
This teacher-friendly guide offers everything needed to help students who are bored, frustrated, or under performing come alive to learning through the fundamental power of choice. It provides examples of choice in action, ideas to try with different students, and a step-by-step process to help plan and incorporate choice into your classroom.
This book explores the path by which administrative leaders may improve their math programs, offering an overview of what an effective program looks like and examples of actions to take to achieve that goal. It addresses the three components necessary for a successful math program: how to recognize, support, and evaluate effective teachers; the steps to take to move from grand ideas to concrete results; and how to approach obstacles to achieving your goal.
This book provides time-saving routines for general and special education teachers that will increase the active roles of co-teacher partners and intensify instruction for students. Co-planning strategies for meeting IEP goals, and tips for eliminating the frustrations and barriers often associated with co-planning, are also presented.
This book explores how to turn students into flexible mathematical thinkers and problem solvers. It focuses on the following areas: making sense of math by fostering habits of mind that help students analyze, understand, and adapt to problems; addressing the mathematical building blocks necessary to include in effective math instruction; and turning teaching "upside down" by shifting how we teach, focusing on discussion and analysis as much as we focus on correct answers.
This book provides a framework for developing professional learning experiences that spark and maintain teacher motivation and lead to real changes in practice. It makes the case for a better approach—one that melds traditional PD structures with personalized learning. The author's three-stage professional development for learning (PDL) process covers critical aspects of planning, providing, and following up.
This book is packed with ideas for both new and veteran teachers of K-8 students, covering a variety of topics that are especially relevant to the first week of school. It provides critical information that includes arranging and navigating the classroom, setting basic expectations, communicating routines, and understanding your students' needs. You'll gain new insights for the first week of school and for a successful year for students, parents, and teachers.
This collection of articles includes tips and strategies, reflections on the profession as a whole, and descriptions of practices that can make the teaching experience more effective and more rewarding.
This collection of articles covers what research says about the teaching of both reading and reading comprehension—from teaching phonics to improving fluency to tackling complex texts. It offers strategies for teaching informational texts as well as fiction. Most important, it also addresses how to inspire the love of reading.
This collection of articles pulls together some of the best pieces on formative assessment and feedback that will help educators understand how to best use the data they have at their fingertips.
This collection of articles brings together fifteen insightful and passionate pieces that will help you better understand how poverty affects learning and what educators can do to make a positive difference for each learner every day.
This practical reference clarifies what general education teachers need to know about special education law and processes and provides a guide to instructional best practices for the inclusive classroom.
This book offers a continuum of options, with four "destinations" on the road to improved grading and assessment.
This book provides an inspiring look at how real-world educators are creating schools where all students are able to thrive. In these schools, educators understand that equity is not about treating all children the same. They are deeply committed to ensuring that each student receives what he or she individually needs to develop their full potential—and succeed.
This book introduces the powerful FIT Teaching Tool, which harnesses the FIT Teaching approach and presents a detailed continuum of growth and leadership.
This book shows school administrators, principals, and other education leaders how to apply the author's model to the work of running schools and districts. It offers an overview of the case for simple, focused school and district leadership; examples of real schools and districts that have embraced focused leadership; and a practical implementation guide for ensuring focused leadership in schools and districts.
This book shines a spotlight on gamification, an instructional approach that’s revolutionizing K–12 education. Students build knowledge through experimentation and then apply what they’ve learned to fuel further exploration at higher levels of understanding.
This book explains why ensuring high-quality reading instruction is one of school leaders’ most important jobs and introduce their Literacy Classroom Visit (LCV) Model. Meticulously researched and refined through years of application in the field, the LCV Model enables administrators to evaluate and improve literacy instruction in their school or district.
This book provides a compelling vision for teacher growth that encourages and supports instructional expertise, along with nearly three dozen step-by-step protocols for working with teachers. These protocols present a powerful rationale for re-conceptualizing teacher evaluation by creating a balanced system of three equally important components: Reliable and valid evaluation, empowering and focused supervision, and meaningful and purposeful reflection.
This book explores how one of the most fundamental instructional strategies—questioning—can provide the proper scaffolding to deepen student thinking, understanding, and application of knowledge.
This book presents a strategy for how educators can build effective partnerships with parents—especially those who typically have not been actively involved in their children’s schooling. It includes case studies spanning the K–12 spectrum, and it explores ways to assist struggling students, collaborate on IEPs, use school-based events to engage parents in problem solving, and tap into community resources to work effectively with families of English language learners.
This book presents the groundbreaking results of the Institute's half-decade of research, development, and practice: a simple but powerful model for personalizing students' learning experiences by building their levels of commitment, ownership, and independence.
In this book, the authors explain metacognition and how it equips students to meet today’s rigorous education standards. They present a unique blend of useful metaphors, learning strategies, and instructional tips you can use to teach your students to be the boss of their brains.
This book merges the idea of teamwork with the concept of an artisan-apprentice relationship; when newer members of the profession work alongside experts ("artisans"). Over time, the apprentices become artisans themselves and in turn share the art and craft of teaching with newer teachers.
The book explores the three interrelated sequences of the field-tested Discourse and Writing Cycle—the Discourse Sequence, the Transition to Writing Sequence, and the Writing Sequence—and includes classroom examples and sample lesson plans from across the content areas of English, social studies, math, and science as a means to focus student thinking, fuel deeper learning, and build complex understanding.
In this book, the author introduces the Teacher Intentionality Practice Scale (TIPS), a framework for both supporting and measuring effective teaching. Taken together, the framework's seven TIPs provide a research-based, classroom-tested guide to help teachers create coherent, connected lessons.
This book looks at the power and promise of the teenage brain from an empathetic, strength-based perspective, and describes what middle and high school educators can do to make the most of their students' potential.
This book explores the definition of leadership and including clear targets that support the ongoing growth and development of leaders. It enables principals to learn to capitalize on their leadership roles as visionary, instructional leader, engager, and learner and collaborator. It also offers 17 criteria of effective practice that allow leaders to focus on behaviors that have the greatest direct effect on the culture and status of learning and teaching.
This book takes readers on a reflective journey designed to reignite their passion for teaching. It provides teachers with ideas for strengthening student success in the classroom at all times and under all circumstances.
This book provides a mentor’s guidance to steer new principals through the period of adjustment and set the foundation for a long and rewarding career. The topics you wish your graduate program had covered are covered here—directly, practically, and without the jargon.
This text will help teachers transition from simply planning instruction to designing high-quality student work. The authors share stories of successful practice and practical tools ready for immediate classroom application, and also provide opportunities for reflection and closure designed to help teachers consider (or reconsider) their current beliefs and practices.
This book provide a practical blueprint for creating a cooperative and respectful classroom climate in which students and teachers work through behavioral issues together.
This book explains how to develop a collaborative, learning-focused culture and build trust among colleagues; offers strategies for participating in difficult conversations that yield useful feedback; clarifies how to develop, sustain, and evaluate peer coaching efforts; and showcases exemplary peer coaching practices used in real schools.
This book offers tools, strategies, and advice for defining, assessing, and ultimately transforming your school's culture into one that is positive, forward-looking, and actively working to enrich students’ lives.
This work presents strategies, activities, and assessments that target students’ ability to comprehend complex text, both traditional written text or multimedia formats. It covers the essential elements of unit design and models for lesson planning; instruction for teaching vocabulary; questioning techniques; strategies and activities designed for teaching complex text; and how to measure text complexity and select appropriate texts that are aligned with curricular goals.
This book provides educators with a proven, practical, and broadly applicable system for implementing new practices methodically and effectively.
This book explains how you can assess and answer your students’ technology needs in terms of access, purpose, and audience--and why you and your school cannot afford to keep students from using technology in their education.
This book offers school and district leaders concise, practical advice on how to set up a hybrid mobile technology program or shift an existing 1:1 or BYOD program to the more flexible, cost-effective, equitable, and learning-focused hybrid approach.
This book shows teachers how they can free themselves from rigid and ineffective busywork by replacing lesson plans with learning journeys that are guided by the students’ abilities, interests, and skill levels rather than by pre-selected checklists of day-to-day benchmarks.
This text provides a raft of strategies for ensuring that students experience small, constructive failures as a means to greater achievement, and offers practical suggestions for ensuring that constructive failure doesn't detrimentally affect students' summative assessments.
This book provide a quick synopsis of the best ideas found to make the most of blended instruction by learning to navigate the technical details of Internet access and learning management systems.
This book is written for busy school leaders who want to foster learning and growth not only for students but also for teachers. Effective leadership is vital in creating a culture of collaboration, modeling continuous improvement, and developing enhanced engagement throughout the building.
Offers focused, daily writing sessions that provide students with consistent, long-term engagement, teaching them to be more fluent in their writing. The author outlines this process and also describes what it looks like in the classroom, explains how to assess student work, and highlights several inspirations that motivate students to write.
This text explains the four keys to real engagement: clarity, context, challenge, and culture. The strategies provided for improving classroom assignments, assessments, and environments will help teachers create learning experiences that are rigorous, meaningful, and rewarding for their students and themselves.
In this book, teachers will learn why students need to be able to identify and solve authentic, project-worthy problems in their own communities and beyond; how to connect with real-world experts, allies, and audiences; and what practical, field-tested strategies are essential for planning, assessing, and using technology to support successful projects.
This book describes four broad supports crucial to helping early-career teachers succeed and stay in the profession: comprehensive induction programs, supportive administrators, skilled mentors, and helpful colleagues. It offers practical, research-based strategies to help leaders provide these supports and create a culture of collaboration across the school.
In this book, the authors identify and describe the 25 most common problems in curriculum unit design and recommend how to fix them—and avoid them when planning new units.
This text shows K-12 school leaders how to support STEM programs that excite students and teachers—even if the leader is not an expert in science, technology, engineering, or math.
This book demonstrates how to build productive teams and intentionally create an environment of professional engagement in your school by utilizing these four steps: establishing guidelines and protocols, managing and resolving conflicts, refining decision-making skills, and building team capacity.
This book shows how teachers can more purposefully integrate technology into instruction to facilitate the practice and mastery of each of the 4Cs (critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity) along with other learning objectives.
This book explains how teachers can use reflection to help students decipher their own learning needs and engage in deep, thought-provoking discourse about progress.
This book offers concrete ways to identify student strengths and then build on them in your classroom or school throughout the year.
This book identifies the 21 responsibilities associated with student achievement and shows how they relate to three key elements of effective leadership; establishing a clear focus, managing change, and developing a purposeful community.
This book explains how to teach young learners to be close readers and how to make close reading a habit of practice in the elementary classroom. It explores text complexity and how to determine if a particular text is right for your learning purposes and your students.
This book explains how to teach middle and high school students to be close readers, how to make close reading a habit of practice across the content areas, and why doing so will build content knowledge. It explores text complexity and how to determine if a particular text is right for your learning purposes and your students.
This book explore how to use differentiated instruction to help students be more successful learners—regardless of background, native language, learning style, motivation, or school savvy.
This book presents detailed examples of how formative walkthroughs work across grade levels and subject areas, and provide useful templates that administrators and coaches can use to get started.
This book aids teachers and administrators in understanding the critical elements and nuances of assessment data and how that information can best be used to inform improvement efforts in the school or district.
This book provides an overview of the reflective thinking and action-oriented steps necessary to launch a system of continuous professional learning, culture building, and program assessment that will allow differentiation to flourish in every classroom.
This book explores an approach to teaching and learning that improves student motivation, knowledge acquisition, retention, and academic success.
This book guides motivated school leaders through 50 self-reflection exercises designed to yield a deeper understanding of the meaning behind the work that they do.
This work presents and analyzes the DNA of productive discussions—teacher-guided, small-group, and student-driven. It provides an in-depth exploration of questioning as the beating heart of thoughtful discussions as important components of classroom instruction that work in tandem to push learning forward and move students from passive participants to active meaning-makers.
This book will show all educators how standards-based grading can authentically reflect student progress and learning—and significantly improve both teaching and learning.
This book take readers through the step-by-step process of how to create, implement, and assess project based learning (PBL) using a classroom-tested framework. Also included are chapters for school leaders on implementing PBL system wide and the use of PBL in informal settings.
This book provides tools to assess your current self-reflective tendencies, identify opportunities to reflect on your instruction, and begin to forge a path toward continuous growth and educational excellence.
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.
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.
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.
This book explores and explains research related to creativity and its relevance in today’s standards-based, critical thinking-focused 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This book explains how and why leaders should use technology and outlines what should be in every leader’s digital toolkit.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
In this book, readers will learn how to use the joyful learning framework to better engage students in science and mathematics.
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.
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).
This book shows educators the value of tenacity and building connections when teaching students who present difficult challenges.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Drilling down into 12 daily touchstones of great teaching, this book makes it easier for educators to stay focused on the hallmarks of effective instruction.
This publication offers clear and positive strategies that empower teachers and administrators to develop effective rules and consequences.
This publication takes an in-depth look at assessment and shows how differentiation can improve the process in all grade levels and subject areas.
This publication digs deeper into the hows and whys of the gradual release of responsibility instructional framework. To gradually release responsibility is to equip students with what they need to be engaged and self-directed learners.
This publication reveals new neurological research about the root causes of these obstacles and lays out a comprehensive five-step protocol designed to help all educators identify and address common student academic and behavior issues.
Provides instructional strategies that can be applied to ELL students in every grade level. Includes specific steps and guidance for educators that will boost the achievement levels of ELL students and suggestions for helping students develop oral language that leads to improved writing.
This publication offers sage advice on how to close the achievement gap by addressing the "attitude gap" that often affects underperforming students of all racial and ethnic groups.
This guide explains how the standards lay the foundation for successful schooling and provide a bridge from foundational concepts taught in elementary school to the more complex studies students will undertake in middle school.
This guide presents an overall guide to the standards, covering their implications for planning, teaching, and learning.
This guide covers all the conceptual mathematical understanding students need to acquire during the middle school grades.
This publication explores what types of assignments are worth engaging online, how teachers and students can leverage global interactions to improve their work, and how teachers can assess digital projects and other work.
The purpose of this book is to provide the rationale behind engaging students, generate more ideas, and build the attitudes to succeed with students who live in poverty. This book is a “no excuses” resource that will get teachers on the path toward making good things happen every single day.
This book serves to share the stories and lessons of school leaders who overcame the cultural challenges of isolationism and teacher reluctance or resistance to successfully involve their teachers in walkthroughs. By encouraging teachers to get involved in walkthroughs and lead efforts for change and continuous improvement, and to overcome so-called teaching isolationism by promoting greater exchange of teaching ideas, student achievement continues to improve.
This publication addresses the questions of how teachers can collect and use strategic information to up their game and of how districts can better support teaching talent.
This book acts as a manual that teaches teachers how to style questions to elicit response from students and to create an engaging environment for the student learners.
This book discusses how teachers teach the virtues of grit—tenacity, perseverance, and the ability to never give up while helping students enjoy learning and want to come to school, even through painful and frustrating experiences.
This guide addresses the Common Core State Standards’ calls for increased student collaboration with practical advice, strategies, and examples. The author explains how to assess and report on (but not grade) learning skills and group interaction skills.
In this guide, the author identifies two essential components of effective rubrics: (1) criteria that relate to the learning (not the “tasks”) that students are being asked to demonstrate and (2) clear descriptions of performance across a continuum of quality. The book also outlines the difference between various kinds of rubrics, explains when using each type of rubric is appropriate, and highlights examples from all grade levels and assorted content areas.
In this book for school leaders, the author presents a new model for understanding teaching as a combination of skill and will and explains the best ways to support individual teachers’ ongoing professional development. Real-life examples, practical tools, and strategies for managing time and energy demands will help you build your leadership capacity as you raise the level of instructional excellence throughout your school.
In this book, the author details the steps and resources necessary for designing a comprehensive principal evaluation system that is based on sound research and established best practices.
In this book, the author introduces and outlines the Results Only Learning Environment, a place that embraces the final result of learning rather than the traditional methods for arriving at that result. Learn how your students can take charge of their own achievement in an enjoyable, project-based, workshop setting that challenges them with real-world learning scenarios.
Students who are able to self-regulate are the ones who approach challenges with confidence, plan their learning tactics, maintain focus, work well with peers, monitor their progress, seek help when they need it, and adjust their approach for next time. In this resource, the authors present instructional strategies and specific ideas educators can implement in their classrooms to place all students on the path to positive, empowered learning and greater academic success.
How can we find time to meet students' and teachers' needs, foster ingenuity and innovation, and apply best practices when so much is demanding our attention? In this resource, the author offers practical advice on how principals can make the most of their time to achieve real success.
Research shows that inquiry-based instruction boosts students’ critical thinking skills and promotes the creative problem solving needed for an energized learning environment. This guide helps hone the necessary skills to plan and implement inquiry-based lessons that engage math and science students.
This book lays out a framework for the “next generation” of teacher evaluation: a model focused primarily on helping educators develop and improve their practice. By taking into account multiple accurate, data-rich measures of teacher performance and student growth, the model ensures that all teachers receive fair, meaningful, and reliable evaluations.
This guide provides a list of critical words students must know to be successful with the Common Core State Standards and any other standardized assessment they encounter.
This publication helps educators use tablets for modeling, guided instruction, collaborative learning, independent learning, and formative assessment.
This publication shares real anecdotes and practical strategies that help educators transform any learning environment into a classroom where students can quickly tap their own initiative, draw from resources, and get help from their peers to learn new content.
The purpose of this book is to explain how teachers and administrators can upgrade their schools' current curriculum and recalibrate instructional practices to embrace modern learning.
The book shows teachers how to analyze and process their schools' data in order to energize their teaching, advance their schools' instructional practices, and improve student outcomes.
Provides school administrators with practical, easy-to-use, and inexpensive ways to reward and recognize the efforts of their staff. More than 100 ideas are divided into three categories based on the amount of effort they require.
This book helps bridge the divide that separates urban students from their birthright of a high-quality education.
This book explains the critical differences among “assignments,” “activities,” and “assessments” and thoroughly describes the key elements of an assignment: prompts, rubrics, products, and instructional plans.
This book draws on the research and developments of the following decade to reanalyze and reevaluate the teaching strategies that have the most positive effect on student learning.
This book provides a succinct, all-in-one look at the content, structure, terminology, and emphases of the Common Core standards for English language arts and literacy at the high school level.
This book provides a succinct, all-in-one look at the structure, terminology, and emphases of the Common Core mathematics standards for high school, including the areas that represent the most significant changes.
This book provides a succinct, all-in-one look at the content, structure, terminology, and emphases of the Common Core standards for English language arts at the middle school level.
This book provides the best strategies to increase student engagement and achievement and prepare students for college and career.
This book provides instructional strategies and lets you choose among strategies presented for those that interest you and fit your classroom needs. Exercises help you check your understanding and rubrics help you to assess the effectiveness of the strategy with your students.
This book provides research tools that will help create a culture of achievement, so that your school or classroom is the best it can be. After reading this book, you’ll see why culture makes the difference between a school that enables success for all students and a school that merely houses those students during the school day.
This book situates learning targets in a theory of action that students, teachers, principals, and central-office administrators can use to unify their efforts to raise student achievement and create a culture of evidence-based, results-oriented practice.
This book identifies small, specific adjustments to planning, teaching, and assessment practices that will support more effective learning in every student, every day, and help close the achievement gap on a classroom-by-classroom basis.
This book focuses on five categories of special needs: learning disabilities, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, autism, intellectual disabilities, and emotional and behavioral disorders.
This book shows how educators can reclaim the curriculum by shifting the textbook from sole source to resource. Advice is also provided on using Common Core State Standards throughout the school and in the classroom.
This book seeks to help educators understand how to teach reading in their respective disciplines, choose the best reading strategies from the vast array available, and positively influence student learning.
This book provides lessons on what schools do to help students succeed—and how you and your school can adopt the same practices--no matter what socioeconomic climate students live in.
This book provides tips and processes that inspire or propel learning to help teachers design their curriculum and pedagogy.
This guide offers instructional modules on how to refine units created using Understanding by Design (UbD) and how to effectively review the units using self-assessment and peer review, along with observation and supervision.
Presents new educational tools that support research-based instruction, and learn new ways to use educational technologies, such as word processing and spreadsheet applications, multimedia, data collection tools, communication software, and the Internet.
This book offers practical strategies teachers can use to help reclaim and sustain energy and enthusiasm for teaching.
This book discusses what the best school systems in the world are doing right for the purpose of identifying what U.S. schools, at the national, state, and local level, might do differently and better.
This book describes the essential role that technology coaches play in transforming schools into digital age global learning environments. The ISTE Standards for Coaches are broken down into applicable strategies, and illustrated with scenarios and real-life case studies from across the United States and around the world.
This book helps educators understand the importance of teaching media literacy and gives them the tools needed to bring this form of literacy into the classroom.
This book shares lessons learned and provides examples and activities that will help school leaders who are about to implement a mobile device initiative or who already have. Tools and activities throughout the book include how to model technology use effectively; identify stakeholders and cultivate buy-in; build a culture of creativity and shared ownership; and evaluate and adjust a mobile device program.
This book shares lessons learned and provides examples and activities that will help principals about to implement a mobile device initiative or those who already have. Tools and activities throughout the book include how to model technology use effectively; identify stakeholders and cultivate buy-in; build a culture of creativity and shared ownership; and evaluate and adjust a mobile device program.
This book shares lessons learned and provides many examples and staff development activities that will help educational coaches prepare teachers who are about to participate in a mobile device initiative or already have. Tools and activities throughout the book will help coaches model technology use and set expectations, identify stakeholders and cultivate buy-in, optimize team dynamics, and build a culture of creativity and shared ownership.
This book breaks down the process of incorporating digital age skills into curriculum into 18 easy-to-follow challenges so that teachers can improve student outcomes. Teachers will learn how to promote teamwork and collaboration, helping students stay motivated and inspired to develop the skills they’ll need for the future.
This guide provides classroom educators and tech coaches with tips and inspiration on how to apply gaming techniques to improve literacy and deepen student collaboration and critical thinking.
This book offers insight and inspiration to teachers who are about to participate in a mobile device initiative or already have in order to understand how to effectively integrate technology to drive deeper learning. Through practical examples, it addresses how to leverage mobile technology to center learning around the student, provide efficient formative assessments, and facilitate parent communication and professional development.
This book offers insight and guidance for parents facing some of the new challenges that come with mobile devices, including concerns about screen time, cyberbullying and digital footprints. It provides advice, tools and scenarios parents can use with their children to maintain digital wellness, use social media safely and respectfully, and establish household guidelines.
This book shows K-5 educators how to bring coding into their curriculum by embedding computational thinking skills into activities for every content area, helping students prepare for coding in the middle grades as they build their knowledge. It features classroom-tested lessons and activities designed for skills progression, ready-to-implement coding exercises, and case studies and explorations of technology tools and resources to teach coding.
This book offers teachers the professional learning they need to move from arbitrary uses of technology in their classrooms to thoughtful ways of adding value to student learning. It includes an introduction to the Triple E Framework that helps teachers engage students in time-on-task learning, enhance learning experiences beyond traditional means and extend learning opportunities to bridge classroom learning with students’ everyday lives.
This book addresses the technology components necessary to support a mobile device initiative, as well as how to work with leaders, teachers, trainers and parents on making the initiative a success. It includes advice on forming a digital learning task force; strategies for balancing IT and curriculum priorities; and example policies and procedures including AUPs, RUGs and device contracts.
This book explores the technology coordinator role within the school or district, covering how to balance technology policies and procedures with device-specific requirements, locate funding and support, and facilitate ongoing training and support. It addresses processes for technical support and technology lifecycle management, considerations for BYOD programs, implementation of cloud computing services, and job descriptions of technology coordinators and district leaders.
This book was written for educators who want to incorporate drones into their curriculum but have no idea where to start. It covers all you need to implement a drone program in your school, including recommendations as to the drones that are best for specific students' age levels and subject areas, and which drones need to be registered and where you can fly them. It provides.lesson plans, real-world applications, and tips on securing funding for drones.
This book describes the essential role that technology coaches play in transforming schools into digital age global learning environments. The ISTE Standards for Coaches are broken down into applicable strategies, and illustrated with scenarios and real-life case studies from across the United States and around the world.
This publication discusses how educators can successfully apply the flipped classroom model in elementary classrooms. It offers practical guidance, including how to approach lesson planning, what to do with class time and how to employ project-based learning techniques.
Contains strategies for teaching innovation-age skills as well as implementing Common Core standards. Using these takeaways, teachers can design learning environments that foster collaboration; promote self-expression, interactive communication, and three-dimensional communication; encourage creativity, associational thinking and empathetic thinking skills; and boost critical thinking skills.
Offering rich examples and ready-to-implement activities, the book describes how to develop creativity by establishing a creativity-friendly learning environment; weaving maker, STEAM, robotics and gaming into instruction; encouraging motivation, entrepreneurship, curiosity and play; and using technology tools and resources to support student creativity.
This book shows teachers how to integrate the tech-related language found within the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) into their everyday curriculum. It outlines the CCSS standards for grades K-2 and informs teachers how to reach them through classroom-tested lesson examples that harness a robust list of software, websites, and apps, and includes lesson ideas by subject area (math, science, social studies, and ELA).
This book shows teachers how to integrate the tech-related language found within the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) into their everyday curriculum. It outlines the CCSS standards for grades 3-5 and informs teachers how to reach them through classroom-tested lesson examples that harness a robust list of software, websites, and apps, and includes lesson ideas by subject area (math, science, social studies, and ELA).
This book shows teachers how to integrate the tech-related language found within the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) into their everyday curriculum. It outlines the CCSS standards for grades 6-8 and informs teachers how to reach them through classroom-tested lesson examples that harness a robust list of software, websites, and apps, and includes lesson ideas by subject area (math, science, social studies, and ELA).
This book shows teachers how to integrate the tech-related language found within the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) into their everyday curriculum. It outlines the CCSS standards for grades 9-12 and informs teachers how to reach them through classroom-tested lesson examples that harness a robust list of software, websites, and apps, and includes lesson ideas by subject area (math, science, social studies, and ELA).
In this book, teachers of all subjects will learn why badges work and the secrets to designing challenges that enable students to fully engage with and take control of their own learning. Complete with step-by-step planning advice, tips on implementation and technology, and support from examples and success stories, this book will get teachers thinking differently about motivation and achievement and will prepare them to embark on their own badging initiatives.
This publication walks the educator through six technology-rich, customizable projects aligned to Common Core and ISTE Standards.
Discusses the importance of educators connecting themselves and their classrooms to the world, what emerging education leadership styles are shifting pedagogy, the essential benefits of embedding online global collaboration into the curriculum, simple steps that educators in the classroom can take to become more globally minded and start to change their practice, and how emerging digital technologies are supporting this move to online global learning and collaboration.
Explains the relevance and importance of digital citizenship and explores its elements. Provides lesson plans and professional development activities to help educators determine how to go about incorporating digital citizenship concepts into the classroom.
In this book, the authors discuss how educators can successfully apply the flipped classroom model to teaching English language arts. Each chapter offers practical guidance, including how to approach lesson planning, what to do with class time and how the flipped model can work alongside learning through inquiry.
In this book, the authors discuss how educators can successfully apply the flipped classroom model to teaching math. Each chapter offers practical guidance, including how to approach lesson planning, what to do with classtime and how the flipped model can work alongside learning through inquiry.
In this book, the authors discuss how educators can successfully apply the flipped classroom model to teaching science in the classroom and in the lab, as well as how to teach science employing inquiry-based and project-based learning techniques.
In this book, the authors discuss how educators can successfully apply the flipped classroom model to teaching social studies. Each chapter offers practical guidance, including how to approach lesson planning, what to do with class time, and how to flip interactive social studies simulations.
This practical guide will inform teachers’ and school leaders’ thinking about how best to design schools and classrooms to support learning in a connected, digital world. From classroom redesigns to schoolwide renovation projects and new building construction, the authors show the many ways that active learning spaces can improve the learning experience. Includes case studies as well as exercises and opportunities for reflection.
Presents new and immediately applicable ways to integrate technology in the classroom, using tools and projects that support collaborative, student-centered learning.
In this book, educators will learn about integrating social learning at all grade levels using the popular educational social network, Edmodo. With tips and resources for both new and experienced users, it provides immediately adaptable strategies for incorporating Edmodo’s suite of tools and apps in their classrooms. Learn how to leverage Edmodo for assessment, project-based learning, flipped classroom, gamification and more.
This book guides educators, administrators and IT staff through a step-by-step process for creating a districtwide blueprint for keeping students safe online while maintaining an appropriate level of security.
The book is filled with a collection of literacy tools, such as virtual book clubs, video and animated book talks, and writer’s wikis, as well as strategies for leveraging these resources in class. Educators at all levels can use the resources and instructional methods in this book to boost digital literacy for all students.
This book tells Lenny Schad's story of leading his large Texas school district through a program of inclusion, where it no longer matters what technology is being used or who owns the device. What matters is that students learn in the ways that make sense to them and their teachers. Schad discusses what worked and what needed to be reworked in his district.
This book covers the systematic design of online and hybrid learning environments, emphasizing the importance of aligning learner assessments to learning objectives, along with a framework for designing and sequencing meaningful e-learning interactions. It discusses practical tools for preparing students for successful online learning, interprets laws, and provides examples of how online instruction can and should be universally designed for children with special needs.
This text illustrates how to apply eight instructional strategies based on cognitive information processing, inquiry, experiential, and game-based theories of learning and teaching to ground the design of online and hybrid coursework.
This text explores key aspects of designing and delivering online and hybrid learning environments. The contributors focus on the instructional component of e-learning systems, looking at e-learning trends and technologies such as the management of large classes, podcasts, the educational uses of virtual worlds, and the development of virtual schools in North America and around the world.
This text demonstrates how personalized learning with technology can be used to meet the needs of all learners, from gifted students to students with disabilitie, and how it can help achieve school goals. It concludes with a step-by-step guide for planning a school-wide personalized learning initiative.
This book offers educators an accessible guide for maximizing the benefits of project-based learning in today's technology-rich learning environment.
This book provides activity ideas using a wide range of technologies for a number of language arts topics, such as storytelling, story analysis, report writing, persuasive writing, discussing literature, and vocabulary.
From Google tools and virtual environments to apps such as SoundCloud, this edition introduces an expanded list of Web 2.0 tools for the classroom. It leads educators through classroom and professional applications that help improve student and teacher learning.
This book aims to cultivate a digital age school that, through a supportive culture and curious, capable staff, can successfully integrate technology; a 10-step process and accompanying checklist for implementing Technology Together.
Provides an overview of how digital video production can be used in the classroom and the impact it has on student writing and digital literacy skills.
This book can help students at all levels overcome reading and writing difficulties by improving their literacy skills in an environment that fosters learning, collaboration, and creativity.
Provides educational leaders with the latest tools and resources for creating both a vision and a process for school reform.
The book covers the digital citizenship topics all parents should be aware of: online bullying, children's privacy, online gaming, social networks, and cell phones, among others.
Learn how interactive whiteboards (IWBs) can increase student engagement and motivation and learn how best to incorporate IWBs in teaching.
Provides ideas for dozens of fun and engaging educational activities that can be done on almost any basic cell phone (a smartphone is not necessary).
This book provides game technology as a way to engage learners and connect with technology tools familiar to students. Teachers are using the Nintendo Wii as a tool to support math instruction allowing students to make real-life connections with math concepts.
This book outlines a six-step framework for becoming culturally literate that complements the Common Core and encourages students to be at the center of learning.
This book provides K-8 teachers with practical strategies to motivate all students to develop their reading abilities across grade levels and content areas.
This book focuses on individuals involved in K-12 mathematics education, particularly educators and parents, who seek to improve their understanding of mathematics and help students succeed. Popular misconceptions and misguided discourse about mathematics education are also discussed.
This book shows educators how to incorporate students' personal technology tools (cell phones, iPads, and laptops) into instruction. It enables students to be active participants in their learning and helps teachers give them an authentic education that equips them with the skills required to be college, career, and citizenship ready.
This book explores various stages of curriculum development, from the preliminary work of building academic support to creating Common Core curriculum maps and tracking school improvement goals. Strategies for effectively sharing information during the curriculum-building process, and engaging in significant, collaborative conversations around the curriculum are also provided.
This book puts learners at the forefront of education to ensure they control their schoolwork, content, and data. Dig deep into the digital revolution occurring in schools and classrooms, explore how to incorporate traditional instructional practices in the digital classroom, and understand the skills students need to be digitally literate.
This book features examples of strategies for 21st century classrooms. It examines the shift in day-to-day practice that must occur to prepare students for college and careers, and looks forward to what exemplary professional practices will be crucial in deepening student learning as the 21st century progresses.
This book helps teachers discover how to shift their classroom focus to prioritize effective feedback over grades, giving students all the information they need to succeed.
This step-by-step guide enables teachers and school administrators to uncover five components of proactive classroom management that help improve student achievement and decrease classroom problems. It explores how to create clear expectations and rules, establish procedures and structure, reinforce expectations, actively engage students, and manage misbehavior as well as how to develop individualized behavior plans to help students who continue to struggle.
This book shows how to equip students with the skills and qualities they’ll need to achieve academic success, by bringing joy to classrooms each day.
This book shows how to ensure schoolwide grading practices center on four essential criteria: fairness, accuracy, specificity, and timeliness.
The 21st century has seen vast advances in technology—which can connect students and teachers to more information, knowledge, and experts than ever before. Investigate why the traditional education system isn't working, uncover why the meanings of education and success should be redefined, and understand the teacher's role in a free learning environment.
This book provides guidance for designing new writing units and revising existing ones across content areas for grades 5–12. It offers practical strategies and best practices for teaching writing skills in drafting, editing, revising, feedback, assessment, and student collaboration.
This book explores current trends in postsecondary education and focuses on developments most likely to impact its future. The author analyzes why we must rethink our understanding of life beyond high school to better prepare students for careers, further education, and economic prosperity.
With this guide, you'll investigate why strong leadership is a crucial element of successful PLCs and delve deep into what leadership should involve at the district and site levels. Discover leadership strategies for creating a collaborative culture, learn how to build shared values among educators, and explore tools and techniques for monitoring progress on your PLC journey.
With this guide, your team will discover practical, research-based strategies for committing to district-wide PLC implementation, navigating challenges along the way, and ensuring sustainable practices are in place for far-reaching, lasting results.
This book contains user-friendly strategies for implementing project-based learning to equip students with essential 21st century skills and prepare them for college and careers.
This book details research-based strategies for differentiated instruction that teachers, coaches, and administrators can use to enhance their everyday practices.
This book demonstrates how to revamp and increase interventions in your school or district to provide compassionate, transformative support to all students.
This book explores more than a dozen examples of creative and flexible scheduling, accessing tools that can be used immediately to overcome implementation challenges.
This book offers seven core leadership competencies for systemic change in schools, districts, and state education systems, to gain the know-how to create enjoyable, innovative learning environments.
In this guide, the author engages educators and leaders in a conversation about modern learning. Explore the ten criteria for new curricula, encourage students to develop their skills and passions, and consider changes in teaching that can make school fun and relevant to students' lives in the real world.
This resource presents grades 3 through 5 teachers with a logical progression of pedagogical actions, classroom norms, and collaborative teacher team efforts to increase their knowledge and improve mathematics instruction.
This resource presents grades 6 through 8 teachers with a logical progression of pedagogical actions, classroom norms, and collaborative teacher team efforts to increase their knowledge and improve mathematics instruction.
This resource presents grades K-2 teachers with a logical progression of pedagogical actions, classroom norms, and collaborative teacher team efforts to increase their knowledge and improve mathematics instruction.
This resource presents high school teachers with a logical progression of pedagogical actions, classroom norms, and collaborative teacher team efforts to increase their knowledge and improve mathematics instruction.
This book details the necessary but difficult work that teachers must do to establish the foundational changes essential to positively impact students in poverty.
This book explores how to realize the potential of virtual collaboration in support of the PLC process, and discover research-based strategies collaborative teams can implement to meet contemporary challenges and reach sustained levels of deeper learning. It covers the three strategic levels for organizing virtual teams, the 10 dimensions for engineering a strategic e-connection, and insights on how to organize virtual and face-to-face teaming in order to bolster success.
This book provides research-based strategies that preK-12 administrators and teacher leaders can implement to effectively identify and support ELs (English learners), addressing their needs based on proficiency levels and content competencies, cultural and educational backgrounds, and instructional needs.
This book explores the differences in students' neurological processing from previous generations, the nine critical attributes of digital learners, and practical strategies for making learning relevant, engaging, and fun through digital activities. It aids in the understanding of how the digital generations exposure to technology is rewiring their brains and the challenge this rewiring creates for educators.
This book helps teachers create a positive classroom learning environment by establishing clearer expectations, enhancing instruction and assessment, and fostering quality relationships with students.
This book shows how to write and use team-designed common formative assessments that help ensure all students master essential skills and concepts.
This book lays out key reasoning skills from the Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards and strategies for teaching them to students. It includes research-based games and activities to reinforce students' reasoning skills and provides guidance for incorporating these tools into the classroom.
This book identifies strategies and tools that help new teachers succeed by identifying the necessary skills and characteristics to thrive as a new educator. It explores the six critical areas related to teaching that most impact new teachers and their students, from implementing effective assessments to working confidently and effectively with colleagues.
This book discusses how educators can enhance students’ reading abilities through the use of technology, while discovering how technological resources can improve the effectiveness and breadth of reading instruction to build student knowledge. Real-world accounts and classroom methodologies from literacy experts are also provided.
This book shows educators how to sharpen the communication skills of their students, while integrating digital tools into writing instruction. Techniques for helping students brainstorm, plan, and organize their writing assignments are also presented.
This book explores the practical steps that teacher teams must take to establish clear, comprehensive assessment systems, and discover how to continually improve results. It provides case studies of schools that have effectively implemented collaborative common assessment systems, and an overview of the phases in the collaborative common assessment process and the benefits of engaging in this process.