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1-to-1 Learning, ed. 2
1-to-1 Learning, ed. 2

1-to-1 Learning, ed. 2

Provides practical planning advice, case studies of successful programs, and numerous implementation resources. Also covers 1-to-1 leadership, tablet PCs, and the shift toward learner-centric educational environments.

10 Steps to Managing Change in Schools
10 Steps to Managing Change in Schools

10 Steps to Managing Change in Schools

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

10 Success Factors for Literacy Intervention
10 Success Factors for Literacy Intervention

10 Success Factors for Literacy Intervention

This book explains why more schools aren't seeing significant improvement in students' reading ability when they implement Response to Intervention (RTI) or Multitiered Systems of Support (MTSS) in their literacy programs, and what successful schools are doing that sets them apart. Includes 10 success factors for implementing MTSS.

17,000 Classroom Visits Can’t Be Wrong
17,000 Classroom Visits Can’t Be Wrong

17,000 Classroom Visits Can’t Be Wrong

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

5 Myths About Classroom Technology
5 Myths About Classroom Technology

5 Myths About Classroom Technology

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

A Better Approach to Mobile Devices
A Better Approach to Mobile Devices

A Better Approach to Mobile Devices

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

A Close Look at Close Reading
A Close Look at Close Reading

A Close Look at Close Reading

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

A Close Look at Close Reading
A Close Look at Close Reading

A Close Look at Close Reading

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

A Handbook for the Art and Science of Teaching
A Handbook for the Art and Science of Teaching

A Handbook for the Art and Science of Teaching

An in-depth resource for workshops, professional learning communities, teacher training, and self-help. Topics include how to establish good classroom management and effective relationships with students.

A Teacher's Guide to Multisensory Learning
A Teacher's Guide to Multisensory Learning

A Teacher's Guide to Multisensory Learning

Shows teachers how to engage students through hands-on, visual, auditory, and olfactory stimuli and link the activities to relevant academic objectives. Provides classroom examples of how teachers use multisensory learning techniques to help students interact with material more intensely and retain what they learn for longer periods of time.

Activating the Desire to Learn
Activating the Desire to Learn

Activating the Desire to Learn

Provides an overview of the research on internal motivation. Includes strategies for activating internal motivation at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. Provides suggestions on how to assess degrees of student motivation and guidelines for integrating the principles of internal motivation with standards-based instruction.

Advancing Formative Assessment in Every Classroom
Advancing Formative Assessment in Every Classroom

Advancing Formative Assessment in Every Classroom

Provides strategic talking points, conversation starters, and ready-made tools needed to explain how formative assessment improves student learning and achievement.

Affirmative Classroom Management
Affirmative Classroom Management

Affirmative Classroom Management

This publication offers clear and positive strategies that empower teachers and administrators to develop effective rules and consequences.

Align the Design
Align the Design

Align the Design

Presents the core processes that are essential for all school improvement efforts--from establishing a mission to differentiating supervision based on measures of success. Includes a nine-step curriculum planning and development process and the 5 phases of a practical cycle for data analysis.

Assessment Literacy for Educators in a Hurry
Assessment Literacy for Educators in a Hurry

Assessment Literacy for Educators in a Hurry

This book condenses the complexities of educational testing to six practical and action-oriented understandings about validity, reliability, fairness, score reporting, formative assessment, and affective assessment, in order to improve assessment practices and build a case for stopping ineffective ones.

Assessment and Student Success in a Differentiated Classroom
Assessment and Student Success in a Differentiated Classroom

Assessment and Student Success in a Differentiated Classroom

This publication takes an in-depth look at assessment and shows how differentiation can improve the process in all grade levels and subject areas.

Attack of the Teenage Brain!
Attack of the Teenage Brain!

Attack of the Teenage Brain!

This book explores the neurological and evolutionary factors that drive teenage behavior and can affect both achievement and engagement. The author proposes a redesign of educational practices and learning environments to deliberately develop teens' cognitive capacity to manage their emotions, prioritize, and focus.

Balanced Leadership for Powerful Learning
Balanced Leadership for Powerful Learning

Balanced Leadership for Powerful Learning

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

Becoming a Great High School
Becoming a Great High School

Becoming a Great High School

Provides information on how to improve graduation rates, close achievement gaps, and teach 21st century knowledge and skills. Explains how any high school can improve by providing students the support they need to meet college and career-prep standards, and focusing teachers collectively on research-based instructional practices.

Better Learning Through Structured Teaching
Better Learning Through Structured Teaching

Better Learning Through Structured Teaching

Describes a purposeful classroom structure that relies on four phases. Included with the description of each phase are practical strategies that help teachers use this approach, plus tips on how to differentiate instruction, make effective use of class time, and plan backwards from learning objectives.

Better Learning Through Structured Teaching, ed. 2
Better Learning Through Structured Teaching, ed. 2

Better Learning Through Structured Teaching, ed. 2

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.

Better Than Carrots or Sticks
Better Than Carrots or Sticks

Better Than Carrots or Sticks

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

Beyond Co-Teaching Basics
Beyond Co-Teaching Basics

Beyond Co-Teaching Basics

This book introduces the Collaborative Teaching Improvement Model of Excellence (CTIME), a continuous improvement model that embraces personalized professional learning to ensure that teachers meet the core competencies for co-teaching without burning out along the way.

Beyond Discipline
Beyond Discipline

Beyond Discipline

Instructs educators to create positive learning environments that prevent discipline problems from occurring. Explains why classroom management approaches that rely on rewards and punishments actually prolong behavior problems; how to turn misbehavior into teaching opportunities; and why changing curriculum can solve discipline problems.

Brain Matters, ed. 2
Brain Matters, ed. 2

Brain Matters, ed. 2

Explores brain development from birth through adolescence, the effect of exercise, sleep, nutrition, and technology on the brain, and the importance of neuroplasticity. Provides information in clear, everyday language that any teacher can immediately incorporate into classroom practice.

Brain-Based Teaching in the Digital Age
Brain-Based Teaching in the Digital Age

Brain-Based Teaching in the Digital Age

Covers how digital technology is actually changing students' brains. Learn why this creates new obstacles for teachers, but also opens up potential new pathways for learning.

Brain-Friendly Strategies for the Inclusion Classroom
Brain-Friendly Strategies for the Inclusion Classroom

Brain-Friendly Strategies for the Inclusion Classroom

Explains how educators can build safe and supportive classroom communities for students with learning disabilities; improve the focus of students with attention disorders; and create a rich and inviting learning environment for all students in an inclusive classroom.

Breaking Free from Myths About Teaching and Learning
Breaking Free from Myths About Teaching and Learning

Breaking Free from Myths About Teaching and Learning

Covers changing curriculum from teacher-directed and routine programs to practices that engage students in thinking, working, and interacting with others.

Building Background Knowledge for Academic Achievement
Building Background Knowledge for Academic Achievement

Building Background Knowledge for Academic Achievement

Explains why insufficient background knowledge is a chronic cause of low achievement, and describes how a carefully structured combination of two approaches--sustained silent reading and instruction in subject-specific vocabulary--can help rescue low achievers and boost the academic performance of all students.

Building Literacy in Social Studies
Building Literacy in Social Studies

Building Literacy in Social Studies

Provides research-based techniques that will motivate students to excel in social studies classes. Explains how to organize learning environments and student groups to reinforce literacy instruction and knowledge of democratic principles.

Building Teachers' Capacity for Success
Building Teachers' Capacity for Success

Building Teachers' Capacity for Success

Focuses on building the capacity of teachers, supporting teachers to help them reach their potential, and making the best use of teachers' individual and collective contributions to school improvement efforts.

Catching Up or Leading the Way
Catching Up or Leading the Way

Catching Up or Leading the Way

Describes how schools have to keep pace with a world that is being dramatically transformed by globalization, the "death of distance," and digital technology. Topics include expanding the definition of success beyond math and reading test scores and personalize schooling so that every student has an opportunity to learn.

Causes & Cures in the Classroom
Causes & Cures in the Classroom

Causes & Cures in the Classroom

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.

Challenging the Whole Child
Challenging the Whole Child

Challenging the Whole Child

Focuses on challenging every student, offering a rigorous curriculum, meeting 21st century learning challenges, using formative assessments, and preparing students for college and the world of work.

Changing the Grade
Changing the Grade

Changing the Grade

This book presents a detailed model for developing a more reliable, standards-based grading system, along with a 30-step guide for moving through the process. It also shows how to think in a new way about why grades are given and the purpose of a report card grade, and how to build a team of stakeholders - including teachers, principals, and guidance counselors - to lead the change process.

Changing the Way You Teach, Improving the Way Students Learn
Changing the Way You Teach, Improving the Way Students Learn

Changing the Way You Teach, Improving the Way Students Learn

Provides a framework for effective teaching that can be applied in any subject area and grade level and practical tips on how to use rubrics, checklists, and point systems to convey your expectations.

Checking for Understanding
Checking for Understanding

Checking for Understanding

Explores formative assessment techniques that work in any subject area and grade level. Includes types of oral language (speaking and listening) strategies; ways to use writing to check for understanding; student response techniques that increase participation and engagement; projects and performances that are easily integrated into daily classroom practice; and test items that help plan further instruction.

Classroom Assessment & Grading That Work
Classroom Assessment & Grading That Work

Classroom Assessment & Grading That Work

Provides educators with guidelines and steps for designing a comprehensive assessment program that ensures assessments and grades lead to timely, accurate feedback on specific, standards-based learning goals.

Classroom Instruction That Works
Classroom Instruction That Works

Classroom Instruction That Works

Identifies nine categories of instructional strategies that maximize student learning and explains the details of each including: studies in effect size and percentile gain units; guiding principles for using the strategies; and classroom examples of model instructional practice.

Classroom Instruction That Works with English Language Learners
Classroom Instruction That Works with English Language Learners

Classroom Instruction That Works with English Language Learners

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.

Classroom Instruction That Works with English Language Learners, ed. 2
Classroom Instruction That Works with English Language Learners, ed. 2

Classroom Instruction That Works with English Language Learners, ed. 2

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.

Closing the Attitude Gap
Closing the Attitude Gap

Closing the Attitude Gap

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.

Common Core Standards for Elementary Grades 3–5 Math & English Language Arts
Common Core Standards for Elementary Grades 3–5 Math & English Language Arts

Common Core Standards for Elementary Grades 3–5 Math & English Language Arts

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.

Common Core Standards for Elementary Grades K–2 Math & English Language Arts
Common Core Standards for Elementary Grades K–2 Math & English Language Arts

Common Core Standards for Elementary Grades K–2 Math & English Language Arts

This guide presents an overall guide to the standards, covering their implications for planning, teaching, and learning.

Common Core Standards for Middle School Mathematics
Common Core Standards for Middle School Mathematics

Common Core Standards for Middle School Mathematics

This guide covers all the conceptual mathematical understanding students need to acquire during the middle school grades.

Complex Text Decoded
Complex Text Decoded

Complex Text Decoded

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

Concept-Rich Mathematics Instruction
Concept-Rich Mathematics Instruction

Concept-Rich Mathematics Instruction

Presents an instructional approach that helps students in every grade level understand math concepts so they can apply them on assessments, across the curriculum, and outside of school. Provides teaching practices and lesson ideas that give students a stronger foundation for reasoning and problem solving.

Connecting Teachers, Students, and Standards
Connecting Teachers, Students, and Standards

Connecting Teachers, Students, and Standards

Features a field-tested framework for teaching to ensure inclusion and differentiated instruction are in harmony with standards-based education.

Content-Area Conversations
Content-Area Conversations

Content-Area Conversations

Focuses on the importance of talk in classrooms. Presents core ideas from linguistics that call attention to roles and what lies behind these roles in terms of representation. Provides ways to help learners gain a curiosity and fascination with language.

Curriculum 21
Curriculum 21

Curriculum 21

Covers why and how schools must overhaul, update, and breathe new life into the K-12 curriculum to reflect new technologies in a globalized world.

Design Thinking for School Leaders
Design Thinking for School Leaders

Design Thinking for School Leaders

This book explores the changing landscape of leadership and offers practical ways to reframe the role of school leader using Design Thinking.

Detracking for Excellence and Equity
Detracking for Excellence and Equity

Detracking for Excellence and Equity

Offers an experience-based and research-supported argument that detracking can raise achievement across the board and narrow the achievement gap. Provides educational leaders with strategies for launching, sustaining, and monitoring a successful detracking reform.

Differentiating Instruction with Technology in K-5 Classrooms
Differentiating Instruction with Technology in K-5 Classrooms

Differentiating Instruction with Technology in K-5 Classrooms

Provides a variety of practical instructional strategies to accommodate a broad range of learning styles, abilities, and curriculum content. Explores how to use technology to differentiate by student interest, readiness, ability, learning profile, content, process, and product.

Differentiating Instruction with Technology in Middle School Classrooms
Differentiating Instruction with Technology in Middle School Classrooms

Differentiating Instruction with Technology in Middle School Classrooms

Provides an overview of research on the uniqueness of middle school students and illustrates the importance of using technology to create differentiated lessons, especially with this age group.

Differentiation in Middle and High School
Differentiation in Middle and High School

Differentiation in Middle and High School

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

Differentiation in the Elementary Grades
Differentiation in the Elementary Grades

Differentiation in the Elementary Grades

This book discusses how elementary school educators can use differentiated instruction to help students be more successful learners—regardless of background, native language, learning preference, or motivation.

Digital Citizenship in Schools
Digital Citizenship in Schools

Digital Citizenship in Schools

Explains the relevance and importance of digital citizenship and explores its elements. Provides a useful audit and professional development activities to help educators determine how to go about integrating digital citizenship concepts into the classroom.

Digital Learning Strategies
Digital Learning Strategies

Digital Learning Strategies

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.

Digital Storytelling Guide for Educators
Digital Storytelling Guide for Educators

Digital Storytelling Guide for Educators

Provides detailed directions for preparation, production, and presentation of digital stories and the tools needed to create them. Teaches students to work collaboratively and to use new technologies required in the workforce of the future.

Discipline with Dignity, ed. 3
Discipline with Dignity, ed. 3

Discipline with Dignity, ed. 3

Offers practical solutions that focus on relationship building, curriculum relevance, and academic success. Emphasizes the prevention of problems by helping students to understand each other, work well together, and develop responsibility for their own actions. Also includes intervention strategies for handling common and severe problems in dignified ways.

Discipline with Dignity, ed. 4
Discipline with Dignity, ed. 4

Discipline with Dignity, ed. 4

This book provides in-depth guidance for implementing a proven approach to classroom management that can help students make better choices and teachers be more effective.

Disrupting Poverty
Disrupting Poverty

Disrupting Poverty

This book encourages educators to act against the debilitating effects of poverty on their students, while also discussing the five classroom practices that permeate the culture of successful high-poverty schools: caring relationships and advocacy, high expectations and support, commitment to equity, professional accountability for learning, and the courage and will to act.

Ditch the Daily Lesson Plan
Ditch the Daily Lesson Plan

Ditch the Daily Lesson Plan

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

Doing Poorly on Purpose
Doing Poorly on Purpose

Doing Poorly on Purpose

This book presents a snapshot of underachievement in gifted students and explores the reasons why it happens and how it can be addressed successfully.

EdSpeak
EdSpeak

EdSpeak

Provides a glossary of the terminology used in the education profession.

Educating Everybody's Children
Educating Everybody's Children

Educating Everybody's Children

Provides educators with information on how to teach students from economically, ethnically, culturally, and linguistically diverse groups. Includes dozens of subject-specific strategies for math, science, reading, writing, and social studies. Also includes strategies for increasing the achievement of immigrant and refugee children.

Education Unbound
Education Unbound

Education Unbound

Provides and introduction to the concept of "Greenfield Schooling" and its potential to free-up schools to be more responsive to communities and kids.

Educational Coaching
Educational Coaching

Educational Coaching

This book shows educators how to get the most out of educational coaching by exploring models of coaching that enhance teachers' thinking, help them overcome obstacles to success, and lead to lasting change.

Educator's Podcast Guide
Educator's Podcast Guide

Educator's Podcast Guide

Provides an introduction to podcasting, including hardware and software needs, integrating podcasts into your curriculum, and managing podcasts in the classroom.

Engaging Students with Poverty in Mind
Engaging Students with Poverty in Mind

Engaging Students with Poverty in Mind

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.

Engaging Teachers in Classroom Walkthroughs
Engaging Teachers in Classroom Walkthroughs

Engaging Teachers in Classroom Walkthroughs

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.

Engaging the Whole Child
Engaging the Whole Child

Engaging the Whole Child

A collection of articles that explore these questions. Do students really want to learn? Can schools and classrooms become joyful? Are there natural links between standard curriculum and what motivates students to learn?.

English Language Arts Units for Grades 9-12
English Language Arts Units for Grades 9-12

English Language Arts Units for Grades 9-12

Covers new teaching methods and a belief that technology can reshape and re-energize the high school English Language Arts classroom.

Enhancing Professional Practice, ed. 2
Enhancing Professional Practice, ed. 2

Enhancing Professional Practice, ed. 2

Provides a framework for successful teaching practice. Includes applications for state standards, formative assessments, and school specialists.

Enhancing RTI
Enhancing RTI

Enhancing RTI

Provides a strengthened model of RTI (Response to Intervention) that emphasizes formative assessment and refining core instructions rather than relying only on multiple layers of intervention.

Ensuring Effective Instruction
Ensuring Effective Instruction

Ensuring Effective Instruction

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.

Essential Questions
Essential Questions

Essential Questions

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.

Everyday Problem-Based Learning
Everyday Problem-Based Learning

Everyday Problem-Based Learning

This book shows how to use problem-based learning as a daily approach to help students learn authentic and relevant content and skills and explains how to engage students in each of the seven steps in the problem-based learning model.

Exemplary Practices for Secondary Math Teachers
Exemplary Practices for Secondary Math Teachers

Exemplary Practices for Secondary Math Teachers

Provides educators with information on how to provide motivational and challenging math instruction for middle and high school students. Includes advice on setting up the classroom, planning learning experiences, and assessing results.

Facilitating Teacher Teams and Authentic PLCs
Facilitating Teacher Teams and Authentic PLCs

Facilitating Teacher Teams and Authentic PLCs

This book provides educators with strategies for facilitating interactions among colleagues in PLCs and building trust and buy-in, and offers field-tested, user-friendly protocols to focus and deepen team discussions around texts, data, teacher and student work, teacher dilemmas, and collaborative planning time, as well as tips for anticipating and addressing interpersonal conflicts and obstacles that commonly arise during the use of protocols.

Fast and Effective Assessment
Fast and Effective Assessment

Fast and Effective Assessment

This book presents classroom strategies that reduce teachers’ workloads while increasing student participation, including how to refine classroom questioning techniques to continually check students' progress and provide instant feedback, and speeding up the correction process via student self-proofing and representative sampling.

Focus, ed. 2
Focus, ed. 2

Focus, ed. 2

This book extends and updates the case that schools could be on the cusp of swift, unparalleled improvements by focusing on the most essential, widely acknowledged, evidence-based practices that could have more impact than all other initiatives combined. These are: simple, coherent curricula; straightforward, traditional literacy practices; and lessons built around just a few effective elements of good teaching.

Formative Classroom Walkthroughs
Formative Classroom Walkthroughs

Formative Classroom Walkthroughs

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

Fostering Grit
Fostering Grit

Fostering Grit

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.

Freedom to Fail
Freedom to Fail

Freedom to Fail

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

From Fear to Facebook
From Fear to Facebook

From Fear to Facebook

Covers the cultural shift happening in schools with technology and provides a road map for how to navigate this change with buy-in from key stakeholders.

From Goals to Growth
From Goals to Growth

From Goals to Growth

This book presents a growth planning process that integrates seamlessly with existing IEP and Response to Instruction and Intervention (RTI2) structures and is also suitable for any student who has individualized or personalized goals, regardless of whether that student qualifies for special education services.

Future-Focused Leadership
Future-Focused Leadership

Future-Focused Leadership

Instructs educators on how to be future-focused leaders. Includes trends that will affect education; ways to scan the environment and the world at large; a plan for setting priorities based on probabilities; a 4-step issue management process; steps to developing plausible scenarios for guiding strategic planning; and activities that make up a future-focused communications system.

Getting Started with Blended Learning
Getting Started with Blended Learning

Getting Started with Blended Learning

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

Getting to
Getting to

Getting to "Got It!" Helping Struggling Students Learn How to Learn

Explains the mental processes students need to gather, organize, and understand information, and describes how educators can infuse their lessons with new routines and teaching approaches that influence students to become better, more independent learners.

Global Education
Global Education

Global Education

Provides an introduction to global networks such as iEarn, Global Schoolhouse, and ePals and contains an overview of Web 2.0 tools that support global learning, such as wikis, blogs, and podcasts.

Grading and Group Work
Grading and Group Work

Grading and Group Work

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.

Guided Instruction
Guided Instruction

Guided Instruction

Covers how to use a combination of questions, prompts, cues, direct explanations, and modeling to guide students' learning and build their understanding.

Habits of Mind Across the Curriculum
Habits of Mind Across the Curriculum

Habits of Mind Across the Curriculum

Through first-hand accounts, learn how the habits of mind help students at all grade levels successfully deal with the challenges they face in school and beyond.

How to Assess Higher-Order Thinking Skills in Your Classroom
How to Assess Higher-Order Thinking Skills in Your Classroom

How to Assess Higher-Order Thinking Skills in Your Classroom

Covers how to develop and use test questions and other assessments that reveal how well students can analyze, reason, solve problems, and think creatively.

How to Create and Use Rubrics for Formative Assessment and Grading
How to Create and Use Rubrics for Formative Assessment and Grading

How to Create and Use Rubrics for Formative Assessment and Grading

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.

How to Differentiate Instruction in Mixed-Ability Classrooms, ed. 2
How to Differentiate Instruction in Mixed-Ability Classrooms, ed. 2

How to Differentiate Instruction in Mixed-Ability Classrooms, ed. 2

Provides educators with ideas on matching instructional approaches to the readiness, interests, and talents of all students: learning centers, hands-on activities, contracts, and investigative projects. Describes ways of structuring lessons to provide "scaffolds" for the lesson content, the procedures used in learning, and the products of learning.

How to Give Effective Feedback to Your Students
How to Give Effective Feedback to Your Students

How to Give Effective Feedback to Your Students

Intended to help teachers provide effective feedback to students. Focuses on feedback that comes from a teacher to a student and is based on student work.

How to Help Your School Thrive Without Breaking the Bank
How to Help Your School Thrive Without Breaking the Bank

How to Help Your School Thrive Without Breaking the Bank

Learn how to maximize "tough times" and "money issues" to help your school thrive with inexpensive, and time-efficient programs and initiatives. Topics include identifying stages of team development that lead to more productive and time-efficient meetings.

How to Make Decisions with Different Kinds of Student Assessment Data
How to Make Decisions with Different Kinds of Student Assessment Data

How to Make Decisions with Different Kinds of Student Assessment Data

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

How to Support Struggling Students
How to Support Struggling Students

How to Support Struggling Students

Provides proactive learning support to enable teachers to give students the right kind of assistance and get those who are struggling back on track. Covers the steps of building a plan and provides all the strategies needed to support students before, during, and after instruction.

How to Teach So Students Remember, ed. 2
How to Teach So Students Remember, ed. 2

How to Teach So Students Remember, ed. 2

This book has been updated to include recent research and developments in the fields of memory and teaching, and offers seven concrete, actionable steps to help students use what they've learned when they need it. These include training students to recode new concepts in their own words to clarify understanding, and how to use feedback to ensure that relevant information is binding to necessary neural pathways.

ISTE's Technology Facilitation and Leadership Standards
ISTE's Technology Facilitation and Leadership Standards

ISTE's Technology Facilitation and Leadership Standards

Features an easy-to-follow guide for any educator, practicing or preservice, who wants to be an effective technology facilitator and/or educational leader.

IT's Elementary! Integrating Technology in the Primary Grades
Igniting Teacher Leadership
Igniting Teacher Leadership

Igniting Teacher Leadership

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

Improving Student Learning One Principal at a Time
Improving Student Learning One Principal at a Time

Improving Student Learning One Principal at a Time

Focuses on the real crux of teacher supervision: how learners are learning. Topics include how to make the right adjustments in the areas that have the most impact on student achievement: curriculum, instruction, assessment, and feedback practices.

Improving Student Learning One Teacher at a Time
Improving Student Learning One Teacher at a Time

Improving Student Learning One Teacher at a Time

Explains the four critical areas of teaching and describes how educators can use an approach that increases student success. Offers step-by-step instructions for developing a curriculum document, planning your instructional activities, choosing a set of classroom assessment tasks, and recording meaningful feedback on student performance.

Inspiring Active Learning
Inspiring Active Learning

Inspiring Active Learning

Provides practical options for handling the teachers' many tasks: from beginning a class to maintaining engagement, from motivating slackers to managing disrupters, from building efficient routines to cushioning student anxiety, and numerous other workable strategies.

Inspiring the Best in Students
Inspiring the Best in Students

Inspiring the Best in Students

Presents concepts on how to inspire students to learn, behave responsibly, and improve their relationships with themselves, other students, and teachers.

Instruction That Measures Up
Instruction That Measures Up

Instruction That Measures Up

A guide for teachers to help their students come out as winners in a test-pressured environment and explains how to do that with a practical framework for teaching in the accountability age.

Integrating Differentiated Instruction & Understanding by Design
Integrating Differentiated Instruction & Understanding by Design

Integrating Differentiated Instruction & Understanding by Design

Explains how the combination of the Differentiated Instruction and Understanding by Design frameworks can ensure all students are learning at maximum levels. Describes how a curriculum built on the goal of student understanding, integrated with instructional approaches that emphasize reaching every learner, can provide teachers with more specific teaching targets and more flexible ways to reach them.

Interactive Videoconferencing
Interactive Videoconferencing

Interactive Videoconferencing

Provides a "how-to" for building a virtual classroom using interactive videoconferencing includes lessons and evaluation tools.

Inviting Students to Learn
Inviting Students to Learn

Inviting Students to Learn

Explains how to have more influence in the classroom to get more power from what you say to your students every day and provides can't-fail strategies and 100 tips for talking to students more effectively.

Keeping Students Safe Every Day
Keeping Students Safe Every Day

Keeping Students Safe Every Day

This book examines theories and statistics on school safety, dispels common misunderstandings, and provides school leaders with the specific information they need to prepare for and effectively respond to natural disasters, accidents, or violent events.

Keeping the Whole Child Healthy and Safe
Keeping the Whole Child Healthy and Safe

Keeping the Whole Child Healthy and Safe

Explores what it means to foster health and safety for students by offering a look at the issues from many angles, addressing both physical and mental health and safety.

Leading Change Together
Leading Change Together

Leading Change Together

This book shows how to infuse leadership, collaboration, communication, and capacity building with an understanding of individuals' experiences and capacities—and how they influence our day-to-day work.

Leading Change in Your School
Leading Change in Your School

Leading Change in Your School

Explains how teachers and administrators can make sure change efforts lead to better results. Topics include effective planning models for change that include highly focused goals and action plans.

Leading and Managing a Differentiated Classroom
Leading and Managing a Differentiated Classroom

Leading and Managing a Differentiated Classroom

A guide that covers everything needed to deal with time, space, materials, groups, and strategies in ways that balance content requirements with multiple pathways for learning. Explains how to lead a class that is differentiated to individual students' needs.

Leading for DIfferentiation
Leading for DIfferentiation

Leading for DIfferentiation

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

Leading in Sync
Leading in Sync

Leading in Sync

This book encourages educators and administrators to examine their own thinking about what constitutes high-quality teaching so they can work toward a shared vision, identify teachers' many strengths as potential assets for achieving the shared vision, recognize ways in which most teachers are already leading, support leadership collaboration through efficient, effective communication, and develop the trust required to learn to lead together.

Learning and Leading with Habits of Mind
Learning and Leading with Habits of Mind

Learning and Leading with Habits of Mind

Encompasses immediate and practical considerations that promote using the Habits of Mind in classrooms and schools every day. Also, addresses the concern for creating a learning culture that considers the Habits of Mind as central to building a thoughtful community and world.

Learning for Keeps
Learning for Keeps

Learning for Keeps

What is the explicit instructional strategy that supports the higher-level skills students need to meet the demands of the Common Core Standards? Here’s a book that answers that question and provides you with the vision needed to help students perform cognitive behaviors necessary for college or career-readiness.

Learning from Lincoln
Learning from Lincoln

Learning from Lincoln

Explores how Lincoln's ability to persevere and lead despite adversity provides an inspirational model for educators struggling with today's challenges of accountability, diversity, political conflict, and economic hardship.

Learning on Display
Learning on Display

Learning on Display

Provides educators with information on how to plan creative museum projects that target content standards and develop students' understanding of required subject matter.

Learning to Love Math
Learning to Love Math

Learning to Love Math

Explains how negative attitudes toward math get established in the brain and what teachers can do to turn those attitudes around.

Learning-Driven Schools
Learning-Driven Schools

Learning-Driven Schools

Explores the research on learning and describes how teachers can work backwards from learning goals to ensure all students reach their maximum potential. Also describes how to extend this learning-driven approach beyond the classroom to ensure that teacher supervision and professional development programs emphasize learner outcomes.

Library 101, ed. 2
Library 101, ed. 2

Library 101, ed. 2

This handbook provides the blueprint to help create a school library program, covering all aspects of library management such as budgeting, eBook use, purchasing, and teacher collaboration.

Making Standards Useful in the Classroom
Making Standards Useful in the Classroom

Making Standards Useful in the Classroom

Provides educators with information that will ensure that state standards lead to higher student achievement. Describes how to sequence content and set up grading scales that help facilitate formative assessment and effective instruction. Provides steps for converting standards into guidelines that are more useful to classroom teachers.

Manage Your Time or Time Will Manage You
Manage Your Time or Time Will Manage You

Manage Your Time or Time Will Manage You

This book identifies eight root causes of "time management difficulties" and provides treatment in the form of advice, support, and coping techniques.

Managing Diverse Classrooms
Managing Diverse Classrooms

Managing Diverse Classrooms

Discusses some of the most powerful cultural differences that can lead to classroom conflict for many students and how educators can capitalize on these differences to make their classroom a harmonious, productive environment.

Managing Your Classroom With Heart
Managing Your Classroom With Heart

Managing Your Classroom With Heart

Provides an approach to classroom management that deals with accepting teenage students as they are and recognizing what they need: a connection with the curriculum; a sense of order; and most essentially, a sense that someone cares.

Meeting Students Where They Live
Meeting Students Where They Live

Meeting Students Where They Live

Explains what problems are unique to the urban environment, why urban youth is more difficult to motivate, and how to replace ineffective approaches with methods that relate to these students' everyday experiences.

Mobilizing the Community to Help Students Succeed
Mobilizing the Community to Help Students Succeed

Mobilizing the Community to Help Students Succeed

Describes how educators can collaborate with others to reverse poor motivation, reward student success, and realize higher achievement in even the most challenged school districts.

Motivating Black Males to Achieve in School & in Life
Motivating Black Males to Achieve in School & in Life

Motivating Black Males to Achieve in School & in Life

Offers advice on what to do about the chronic achievement gap between black males and other student populations. Understand why lack of proficiency in reading, writing, and math among black males is a symptom of deeper problems that are generally ignored.

Multiple Intelligences and Instructional Technology, ed. 2
Multiple Intelligences and Instructional Technology, ed. 2

Multiple Intelligences and Instructional Technology, ed. 2

Demonstrates how multiple intelligences theory can be teamed with technology to produce curriculum that inspires students to learn.

Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom, ed. 3
Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom, ed. 3

Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom, ed. 3

Provides updates on multiple intelligences theory and its many applications to schools and classrooms. Topics include how to address common criticisms of the MI model and the success of international applications of MI theory.

Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom, ed. 4
Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom, ed. 4

Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom, ed. 4

This title provides updates on multiple intelligences theory and its many applications to schools and classrooms. Topics include how to address common criticisms of the MI model and the success of international applications of MI theory. This updated edition examines how emerging neurodiversity research, trends toward greater instructional personalization, and rapidly evolving virtual learning tools have affected the use of MI theory to enhance student achievement.

National Educational Technology Standards for Administrators
National Educational Technology Standards for Administrators

National Educational Technology Standards for Administrators

Defines the responsibilities of district and school leaders in the effective use of technology in education.

National Educational Technology Standards for Students, ed. 2
National Educational Technology Standards for Students, ed. 2

National Educational Technology Standards for Students, ed. 2

Addresses the need for basic technology competence, and also incorporates the skills and knowledge that students require to learn effectively and live productively in an increasingly digital society.

National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers, ed. 2
National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers, ed. 2

National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers, ed. 2

Covers technology standards for teachers and provides profiles for each stage of teacher education from general preparation through first-year teaching. Includes the new standards for students with its emphasis on skills and expertise supported by technology.

Never Underestimate Your Teachers
Never Underestimate Your Teachers

Never Underestimate Your Teachers

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.

Never Work Harder Than Your Students & Other Principles of Great Teaching
Never Work Harder Than Your Students & Other Principles of Great Teaching

Never Work Harder Than Your Students & Other Principles of Great Teaching

A guide that helps teachers develop a more fluid and automatic way to respond to students and deliver great teaching experiences.

Never Work Harder Than Your Students and Other Principles of Great Teaching, ed. 2
Never Work Harder Than Your Students and Other Principles of Great Teaching, ed. 2

Never Work Harder Than Your Students and Other Principles of Great Teaching, ed. 2

This book identifies seven mastery principles and explains how to use them to guide planning, instruction, assessment, and classroom management. It provides all-new, empowering advice on navigating external evaluation, and includes a self-assessment to help teachers identify current levels of mastery and take control of their own practice.

Other Duties as Assigned
Other Duties as Assigned

Other Duties as Assigned

Provides ongoing advice and counsel on how to master the entire spectrum of duties that teacher leaders are expected to accomplish.

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

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

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

Personalizing the High School Experience for Each Student
Personalizing the High School Experience for Each Student

Personalizing the High School Experience for Each Student

Discusses the six most pervasive problem areas in high school education today, and what schools are doing to connect with students, personalize learning, differentiate instruction, and make high school curriculum more relevant.

Principal Evaluation
Principal Evaluation

Principal Evaluation

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.

Principals Who Learn
Principals Who Learn

Principals Who Learn

Provides school principals with information on how to keep on top of the human relationships and dynamics at work in their schools.

Productive Group Work
Productive Group Work

Productive Group Work

Explains how to create the right circumstances for group learning so that students build on one another's understanding and end up knowing more than they would have working alone.

Project Based Teaching
Project Based Teaching

Project Based Teaching

This book provides a detailed look at what's happening in Project Based Learning classrooms from the perspective of the Project Based Teacher. Included are a wide range of practical strategies and teachers' reflections along with suggestions from their classroom experiences.

Project-Based Learning Using Information Technology, ed. 2
Project-Based Learning Using Information Technology, ed. 2

Project-Based Learning Using Information Technology, ed. 2

Provides an explanation of the theoretical bases of project-based learning and then demonstrates how technology may be effectively integrated.

Protocols for Professional Learning
Protocols for Professional Learning

Protocols for Professional Learning

Provides different protocols for facilitating PLC conversations and activities used to to examine student work, explore instructional practice, address problems, or engage your colleagues in discussion.

Qualities of Effective Principals
Qualities of Effective Principals

Qualities of Effective Principals

Includes empirical studies of principal practice as linked to student achievement, case studies of principals, meta-analyses of principal effectiveness, and other reviews of research.

Qualities of Effective Teachers, ed. 2
Qualities of Effective Teachers, ed. 2

Qualities of Effective Teachers, ed. 2

Focuses on cultivating teacher qualities that are most apt to raise student achievement. Establishes definitive benchmarks for top-flight teacher education and professional development programs. This approach also includes teachers who work with at-risk and high-ability students.

Qualities of Effective Teachers, ed. 3
Qualities of Effective Teachers, ed. 3

Qualities of Effective Teachers, ed. 3

Focuses on cultivating teacher qualities that are most apt to raise student achievement. Establishes definitive benchmarks for top-flight teacher education and professional development programs. This approach also includes teachers who work with at-risk and high-ability students. Checklists of skills and positive qualities associated with effective teacher performance are included.

Questioning for Classroom Discussion
Questioning for Classroom Discussion

Questioning for Classroom Discussion

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

RSS for Educators
RSS for Educators

RSS for Educators

Explores how to use a news aggregator to harness the power of RSS for a variety of purposes, including classroom projects, professional development, and keeping students and parents informed.

Raising Black Students' Achievement Through Culturally Responsive Teaching
Raising Black Students' Achievement Through Culturally Responsive Teaching

Raising Black Students' Achievement Through Culturally Responsive Teaching

Covers the instructional, management, and assessment strategies to help teachers be more effective at educating black students.

Raising a Digital Child
Raising a Digital Child

Raising a Digital Child

Covers the newest and most popular technologies, along with discussions of the risks each might harbor and the types of behaviors that every child should learn.

Reading, Writing, and Rigor
Reading, Writing, and Rigor

Reading, Writing, and Rigor

This book uses the framework from Webb's Depth of Knowledge to address the application of rigor to literacy instruction, offering experience-based advice along with specific examples of K–8 assessment items. Topics include standards, text complexity, close reading, student interaction, and formative assessment.

Real Engagement
Real Engagement

Real Engagement

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

Real-World Projects
Real-World Projects

Real-World Projects

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

Reframing Teacher Leadership to Improve Your School
Reframing Teacher Leadership to Improve Your School

Reframing Teacher Leadership to Improve Your School

Explores the essential elements of a teacher leader framework that promotes deep implementation of effective teaching practices. Provides practical ways to support networks of teacher leaders at the school, district, and state levels.

Reinventing Project-Based Learning
Reinventing Project-Based Learning

Reinventing Project-Based Learning

Offers educators a guide for maximizing the benefits of project-based learning in today's technology-rich learning environment.

Research-Based Strategies to Ignite Student Learning
Research-Based Strategies to Ignite Student Learning

Research-Based Strategies to Ignite Student Learning

Explores how to enhance students' memory and test-taking abilities, based on brain research. Provides ways to captivate and hold students' attention and encourage their participation and progress.

Results Now
Results Now

Results Now

Discusses how schools can exceed expectations, swiftly reduce achievement gaps, and enhance the lifetime learning of all students. Describes simple actions that can swiftly and substantially improve education and provides a set of structures and practices for improving instruction in any school.

Retaining New Teachers
Retaining New Teachers

Retaining New Teachers

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

Rethinking Grading
Rethinking Grading

Rethinking Grading

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

Rethinking Homework
Rethinking Homework

Rethinking Homework

Covers the debate over whether homework is an essential component of rigorous schooling or a harmful practice. Topics include how to avoid the "homework trap" and "seven steps to building better relationships with parents about homework".

Rethinking Homework, ed. 2
Rethinking Homework, ed. 2

Rethinking Homework, ed. 2

This book offers strategies for revamping how teachers assign homework and argues that homework went from being a positive practice to a hotly contested battle. It addresses a range of issues, such as teachers who fear assigning too little homework versus teachers who overwhelm students with daily assignments, the important role parents play in motivating students to complete their homework, and how homework can be used to improve student outcomes.

Retool Your School
Retool Your School

Retool Your School

Features why Google Applications are the best free online learning tools available today. Topics include how students and educators can collaborate with Google Documents, how the forms application allows teachers to create instant-feedback quizzes, and how a literature class can take lit trips with Google Maps.

Role Reversal
Role Reversal

Role Reversal

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.

STEM Leadership
STEM Leadership

STEM Leadership

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

Safe Practices for Life Online
Safe Practices for Life Online

Safe Practices for Life Online

Offers practical advice to help middle and high school students stay safe online by making better choices and minimizing their risks.

School Culture Rewired
School Culture Rewired

School Culture Rewired

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

School Leadership that Works
School Leadership that Works

School Leadership that Works

Explains critical leadership principles that every administrator needs to know including how school leaders can increase student achievement and which leadership practices have the biggest impact on school effectiveness.

Schooling by Design
Schooling by Design

Schooling by Design

Describes how to start with the school's mission and goals and develop a powerful school improvement plan focused on desired results. Explains how to use Understanding by Design's backward-design process to determine the evidence for the plan's success and to plan improvement steps in instruction and leadership roles. Provides action ideas for starting the school improvement process and keeping it going.

Security vs. Access
Security vs. Access

Security vs. Access

Emphasizes the importance of balance in creating school environments that are safe and productive. Provides educators, administrators, and IT staff the information they need to have constructive conversations about security challenges while still making sure students receive an effective, technology-infused education.

Self-Regulated Learning for Academic Success
Self-Regulated Learning for Academic Success

Self-Regulated Learning for Academic Success

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.

Setting the Standard for Project Based Learning
Setting the Standard for Project Based Learning

Setting the Standard for Project Based Learning

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

Short on Time
Short on Time

Short on Time

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.

Solving 25 Problems in Unit Design
Solving 25 Problems in Unit Design

Solving 25 Problems in Unit Design

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

Strengthening and Enriching Your Professional Learning Community
Strengthening and Enriching Your Professional Learning Community

Strengthening and Enriching Your Professional Learning Community

Explains how to use the Process Learning Circle method to ensure your PLC advances the type of teacher learning that is essential to improving student achievement.

Student-Powered Podcasting
Student-Powered Podcasting

Student-Powered Podcasting

Provides educators with the information and resources they need to get their students podcasting, including tutorials, adaptable units, and a discussion of ethics and copyright considerations.

Succeeding with Inquiry in Science and Math Classrooms
Succeeding with Inquiry in Science and Math Classrooms

Succeeding with Inquiry in Science and Math Classrooms

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.

Summarization in Any Subject
Summarization in Any Subject

Summarization in Any Subject

Explores numerous summarization strategies, including all of the steps and examples educators need to start using summarization to improve students' comprehension and boost their long-term memory.

Supervision for Learning
Supervision for Learning

Supervision for Learning

Provides information on how to transform a supervisory system into a performance-based model that connects to student achievement and teacher professional development.

Supporting the Whole Child
Supporting the Whole Child

Supporting the Whole Child

Focuses on supporting students by differentiating instruction, using scaffolds and interventions, being inclusive and positive, and responding to 21st century learning challenges.

Tablet PCs in K-12 Education
Tablet PCs in K-12 Education

Tablet PCs in K-12 Education

Provides a practical guide for educators who would like to use tablet PCs to instruct, communicate, and collaborate in the classroom.

Taking Action on Adolescent Literacy
Taking Action on Adolescent Literacy

Taking Action on Adolescent Literacy

Provides a leadership plan and action steps that will build on students' literacy skills and intervene with students who falter. Includes strategies to integrate literacy and learning across the content areas; support structures that involve teachers, administrators, parents, and community members in your literacy program; and examples of school environments that sustain literacy development.

Taking Charge of Professional Development
Taking Charge of Professional Development

Taking Charge of Professional Development

Learn how to overcome budget cuts, lack of leadership, top-down mandates, and other obstacles to professional development. Topics include how to combine time, a motivational system, and teacher leadership to generate a schoolwide improvement effort.

Tasks Before Apps
Tasks Before Apps

Tasks Before Apps

This book provides a guide for teachers from K-8 through high school to enrich technological skills, social development, and digital aptitude in the classroom.

Teach, Reflect, Learn
Teach, Reflect, Learn

Teach, Reflect, Learn

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

Teacher Evaluation That Makes a Difference
Teacher Evaluation That Makes a Difference

Teacher Evaluation That Makes a Difference

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.

Teacher Leadership That Strengthens Professional Practice
Teacher Leadership That Strengthens Professional Practice

Teacher Leadership That Strengthens Professional Practice

Provides a foundation for developing and supporting highly committed teacher leaders. Including advice for administrators and practical tips for experienced and aspiring teacher leaders, this book presents a clear plan for ensuring that teacher leadership is a powerful force for school improvement.

Teacher Teamwork
Teacher Teamwork

Teacher Teamwork

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

Teachers as Classroom Coaches
Teachers as Classroom Coaches

Teachers as Classroom Coaches

Explains how proven coaching strategies can help teachers inspire students and boost their performance in any subject and grade level. Discusses why a coaching environment creates more student motivation and higher engagement, and provides the strategies and techniques that winning coaches use to help groups and individuals work more productively, overcome difficulties, and achieve meaningful and measurable goals.

Teaching English Language Learners Across the Content Areas
Teaching English Language Learners Across the Content Areas

Teaching English Language Learners Across the Content Areas

Provides help to teachers, in every subject area, become expert teachers of English language learners (ELL).

Teaching Students to Communicate Mathematically
Teaching Students to Communicate Mathematically

Teaching Students to Communicate Mathematically

This book covers the basics of effective mathematical communication and offers specific strategies for teaching students how to speak and write about math.

Teaching Students to Self-Assess
Teaching Students to Self-Assess

Teaching Students to Self-Assess

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

Teaching the 4Cs with Technology
Teaching the 4Cs with Technology

Teaching the 4Cs with Technology

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

Teaching the Brain to Read
Teaching the Brain to Read

Teaching the Brain to Read

Provides educators with an understanding of how the brain processes language, emotion, and other stimuli. Includes brain research compatible techniques that help to increase students' motivation to read.

Teaching the Critical Vocabulary of the Common Core
Teaching the Critical Vocabulary of the Common Core

Teaching the Critical Vocabulary of the Common Core

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.

Teaching with Digital Video
Teaching with Digital Video

Teaching with Digital Video

Shows educators how to effectively use digital video in four core curriculum areas: science, social studies, English language arts, and math.

Teaching with Poverty in Mind
Teaching with Poverty in Mind

Teaching with Poverty in Mind

Covers why and how the effects of poverty have to be addressed in classroom teaching and school and district policy. Topics include what poverty does to children's brains and why students raised in poverty are especially subject to stressors that undermine school behavior and performance.

Teaching with Tablets
Teaching with Tablets

Teaching with Tablets

This publication helps educators use tablets for modeling, guided instruction, collaborative learning, independent learning, and formative assessment.

Teaching with the Brain in Mind, 2nd ed., Rev. and Updated
Teaching with the Brain in Mind, 2nd ed., Rev. and Updated

Teaching with the Brain in Mind, 2nd ed., Rev. and Updated

Explores how to improve student achievement and create a more effective classroom by applying brain research to teaching. Includes insights on how students are wired for learning and how their learning behaviors change as they mature.

The 12 Touchstones of Good Teaching
The 12 Touchstones of Good Teaching

The 12 Touchstones of Good Teaching

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.

The 5-Minute Teacher
The 5-Minute Teacher

The 5-Minute Teacher

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 Art and Science of Teaching
The Art and Science of Teaching

The Art and Science of Teaching

Presents a model for ensuring quality teaching that balances the necessity of research-based data with the equally vital need to understand the strengths and weaknesses of individual students.

The Best Schools
The Best Schools

The Best Schools

Explores learning settings, pedagogical tools, and instructional approaches that any school can adopt to inspire students of all ages to discover their passion for learning.

The Best of Learning & Leading with Technology
The Best of Learning & Leading with Technology

The Best of Learning & Leading with Technology

Features a collection of articles and commentary on the latest trends and topics in educational technology and leadership.

The Differentiated Classroom
The Differentiated Classroom

The Differentiated 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.

The Differentiated School
The Differentiated School

The Differentiated School

Includes common misconceptions about differentiation; nonnegotiables that are essential to the implementation of differentiated instruction; factors that contribute to failure to change classroom practice; leadership lessons for accomplishing the change process; tools for monitoring and evaluating the change toward differentiation; and characteristics of staff development practices that support differentiated instruction.

The Essentials of Mathematics K-6
The Essentials of Mathematics K-6

The Essentials of Mathematics K-6

Explores how educators are tackling major challenges in math education including: emphasizing algebraic thinking, problem solving, and communication; connecting math activities to larger purposes and everyday experiences; differentiating instruction based on students' learning styles, interests, and readiness levels; and helping teachers use classroom assessment to guide instruction.

The Essentials of Science, Grades K-6
The Essentials of Science, Grades K-6

The Essentials of Science, Grades K-6

Provides program ideas and practices that will prepare school science programs for stricter new learning objectives and performance goals.

The Fundamentals of Literacy Coaching
The Fundamentals of Literacy Coaching

The Fundamentals of Literacy Coaching

Contains strategies for a successful literacy coaching initiative including: roles and responsibilities of literacy coaches; keys to building positive collaboration among literacy coaches, support staff, and faculty members; fundamentals of adult learning that apply in a coaching relationship; ideas to help you monitor the effectiveness of your initiative; and ways to communicate effectively to students and fellow teachers.

The Handbook for Enhancing Professional Practice
The Handbook for Enhancing Professional Practice

The Handbook for Enhancing Professional Practice

Provides specific guidance for teacher educators, teachers, administrators, and others who seek to use the framework to improve their programs and practice. Includes tools for using the framework in teacher preparation, teacher recruitment and hiring, teacher mentoring and peer coaching, professional development, and teacher evaluation.

The Inspired Teacher
The Inspired Teacher

The Inspired Teacher

Provides research-based pathways that teachers can take, regardless of their experience, to grow professionally and aim for truly inspired teaching.

The Language-Rich Classroom
The Language-Rich Classroom

The Language-Rich Classroom

Provides a framework to help all English Language Learners (ELLs) reach their full potential. Topics include content reading strategies that help ELLs overcome the challenges of academic reading.

The Learning Leader
The Learning Leader

The Learning Leader

Provides school leadership actions and guideposts that will lead to higher student achievement.

The Motivated Brain
The Motivated Brain

The Motivated Brain

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

The Motivated Student
The Motivated Student

The Motivated Student

Provides a reliable blueprint and a set of strategies that are proven to work across a broad spectrum of students. Describes how to get students in every grade focused and ready to learn by developing lesson plans and grading practices that allow every student to experience academic success through sustained effort.

The New Teacher's Companion
The New Teacher's Companion

The New Teacher's Companion

A guide intended to assist new teachers during the first days, weeks, and months of the first year of teaching, to ensure that they are ready for the challenges of the job, equipped with the background knowledge and support they will need for many years to come.

The Power of Extreme Writing
The Power of Extreme Writing

The Power of Extreme Writing

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

The Practical (and Fun) Guide to Assistive Technology in Public Schools
The Practical (and Fun) Guide to Assistive Technology in Public Schools

The Practical (and Fun) Guide to Assistive Technology in Public Schools

Presents detailed advice and ideas to provide assistive technology services to effectively and efficiently help students.

The Principal 50
The Principal 50

The Principal 50

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

The School Leader's Guide to Building and Sustaining Math Success
The School Leader's Guide to Building and Sustaining Math Success

The School Leader's Guide to Building and Sustaining Math Success

This book provides school administrators with an initial guide to establishing a strong math culture, including developing common tasks, getting buy-in, and suggestions for monitoring, supporting, and sustaining improvement.

The Strategic Teacher
The Strategic Teacher

The Strategic Teacher

Provides teaching strategies for every grade and subject, with dozens of variations and steps and examples for how to implement them. Instructs teachers on how to choose the right strategy, matching strategy to instructional objectives.

The Teacher Quality Index
The Teacher Quality Index

The Teacher Quality Index

Provides a systematic structure and steps for conducting teacher interviews at district and school levels.

The Technology Coordinator's Handbook
The Technology Coordinator's Handbook

The Technology Coordinator's Handbook

Provides a detailed introduction to the roles and functions performed by tech coordinators, the key issues they face, and the basic skills and qualifications needed to fulfill their responsibilities.

The Technology Director's Guide to Leadership
The Technology Director's Guide to Leadership

The Technology Director's Guide to Leadership

Features practical activities and exercises designed to assist and provide leadership in your organization.

The Well-Balanced Teacher
The Well-Balanced Teacher

The Well-Balanced Teacher

Takes into account how a teacher's heavy workload and busy lifestyle can lead to stress; features how to deal with that stress and how to take care of health issues.

The i5 Approach
The i5 Approach

The i5 Approach

This book presents the five I’s: information, images, interaction, inquiry, and innovation, and how they relate to developing students’ critical and creative thinking skills. It provides step-by-step procedures for teaching 12 key thinking skills and shares lesson examples from teachers.

Toys to Tools
Toys to Tools

Toys to Tools

Explores how cell phones can be used as learning tools inside or outside of the classroom.

Transformative Assessment
Transformative Assessment

Transformative Assessment

Explains what formative assessment really is, and how to use this approach to improve teaching, learning, classroom climate, teacher professional development, and school performance.

Transforming Classroom Practice
Transforming Classroom Practice

Transforming Classroom Practice

Provides an overview of successful professional development programs that expand teachers' knowledge, skill, and confidence in using technology tools in teaching and learning environments, with the focus on improving teaching and learning rather than on the technology use.

Transforming Professional Development into Student Results
Transforming Professional Development into Student Results

Transforming Professional Development into Student Results

Provides a blueprint for how to ensure professional development can improve student learning by focusing on, evidence of student learning, feedback on teacher and principal decisions, and depth of implementation.

Understanding and Using Reading Assessment, K-12, ed. 3
Understanding and Using Reading Assessment, K-12, ed. 3

Understanding and Using Reading Assessment, K-12, ed. 3

This book provides detailed case studies from all grade levels to illustrate reading assessment done well. It also includes 15 reproducible forms and checklists that teachers and administrators can use to optimize their reading assessment efforts.

Understanding by Design, Expanded 2nd ed.
Understanding by Design, Expanded 2nd ed.

Understanding by Design, Expanded 2nd ed.

Provides a framework for good design--of curriculum, assessment, and instruction--focused on developing and deepening understanding of important ideas. Explains how educators can design learning experiences that make it much more likely that students understand content and apply it in meaningful ways.

Unlocking Student Potential
Unlocking Student Potential

Unlocking Student Potential

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

Unstuck
Unstuck

Unstuck

This book aims to encourage schools to become more innovative and entrepreneurial, finding better ways to help students learn. The process involves seven steps: starting with moral purpose, unleashing curiosity, building on bright spots, peer coaching toward precision, leading from the inside out, and moving the goal posts.

Upgrade Your Curriculum
Upgrade Your Curriculum

Upgrade Your Curriculum

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.

Using Data to Focus Instructional Improvement
Using Data to Focus Instructional Improvement

Using Data to Focus Instructional Improvement

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.

Using Technology with Classroom Instruction that Works
Using Technology with Classroom Instruction that Works

Using Technology with Classroom Instruction that Works

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.

Using Understanding by Design in the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Classroom
Using Understanding by Design in the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Classroom

Using Understanding by Design in the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Classroom

This book provides a practical guide of ensuring that all students have equitable access to high-quality curriculum and instruction in multicultural and language diverse classrooms.

Videoconferencing for K-12 Classrooms, ed. 2
Videoconferencing for K-12 Classrooms, ed. 2

Videoconferencing for K-12 Classrooms, ed. 2

Provides a comprehensive review of options for building an effective videoconferencing program, from initial planning to teacher training, implementation, and assessment.

Visual Arts Units for All Levels
Visual Arts Units for All Levels

Visual Arts Units for All Levels

Covers working with graphics files, creating slide shows, hyper linking multimedia, digital animation, and virtual reality.

Web 2.0
Web 2.0

Web 2.0

Provides an overview of the emerging Web 2.0 technologies and their use in the classroom and in professional development.

Web 2.0
Web 2.0

Web 2.0

Explores the very best online collaborative tools available today (including blogs, wikis, and social networking) and Web 2.0 applications (Skype, Google Earth, Wordle, and more) that make a difference in education.

What Every School Leader Needs to Know About RTI
What Every School Leader Needs to Know About RTI

What Every School Leader Needs to Know About RTI

Covers the Response to Intervention (RTI) approach to help teachers through the steps of setting up multiple assessments, analyzing performance data, and responding to learning problems.

What If?
What If?

What If?

This book explains how to improve students’ problem solving and creativity through “possibility thinking” and “lesson unplanning,” and includes four basic action principles for designing and solving complex challenges. It also presents steps for developing legacy challenges to foster lasting contributions.

What Teachers Really Need to Know About Formative Assessment
What Teachers Really Need to Know About Formative Assessment

What Teachers Really Need to Know About Formative Assessment

Explains how to make formative assessments a seamless and natural part of the teaching process and provides assessment strategies that can be used before, during, and after instruction to learning.

What Works in K-12 Online Learning
What Works in K-12 Online Learning

What Works in K-12 Online Learning

Provides an overview of effective online teaching and learning practices.

What Works in Schools
What Works in Schools

What Works in Schools

Provides information for schools and teachers on how to improve student achievement. Discusses which instructional strategies really work; why data is a critical component to school improvement; how important collegiality and professional development are; and what types of parental and community involvement make a difference.

New Titles

10 Success Factors for Literacy Intervention
10 Success Factors for Literacy Intervention

10 Success Factors for Literacy Intervention

This book explains why more schools aren't seeing significant improvement in students' reading ability when they implement Response to Intervention (RTI) or Multitiered Systems of Support (MTSS) in their literacy programs, and what successful schools are doing that sets them apart. Includes 10 success factors for implementing MTSS.

Assessment Literacy for Educators in a Hurry
Assessment Literacy for Educators in a Hurry

Assessment Literacy for Educators in a Hurry

This book condenses the complexities of educational testing to six practical and action-oriented understandings about validity, reliability, fairness, score reporting, formative assessment, and affective assessment, in order to improve assessment practices and build a case for stopping ineffective ones.

Attack of the Teenage Brain!
Attack of the Teenage Brain!

Attack of the Teenage Brain!

This book explores the neurological and evolutionary factors that drive teenage behavior and can affect both achievement and engagement. The author proposes a redesign of educational practices and learning environments to deliberately develop teens' cognitive capacity to manage their emotions, prioritize, and focus.

Beyond Co-Teaching Basics
Beyond Co-Teaching Basics

Beyond Co-Teaching Basics

This book introduces the Collaborative Teaching Improvement Model of Excellence (CTIME), a continuous improvement model that embraces personalized professional learning to ensure that teachers meet the core competencies for co-teaching without burning out along the way.

Changing the Grade
Changing the Grade

Changing the Grade

This book presents a detailed model for developing a more reliable, standards-based grading system, along with a 30-step guide for moving through the process. It also shows how to think in a new way about why grades are given and the purpose of a report card grade, and how to build a team of stakeholders - including teachers, principals, and guidance counselors - to lead the change process.

Design Thinking for School Leaders
Design Thinking for School Leaders

Design Thinking for School Leaders

This book explores the changing landscape of leadership and offers practical ways to reframe the role of school leader using Design Thinking.

Differentiation in the Elementary Grades
Differentiation in the Elementary Grades

Differentiation in the Elementary Grades

This book discusses how elementary school educators can use differentiated instruction to help students be more successful learners—regardless of background, native language, learning preference, or motivation.

Discipline with Dignity, ed. 4
Discipline with Dignity, ed. 4

Discipline with Dignity, ed. 4

This book provides in-depth guidance for implementing a proven approach to classroom management that can help students make better choices and teachers be more effective.

Disrupting Poverty
Disrupting Poverty

Disrupting Poverty

This book encourages educators to act against the debilitating effects of poverty on their students, while also discussing the five classroom practices that permeate the culture of successful high-poverty schools: caring relationships and advocacy, high expectations and support, commitment to equity, professional accountability for learning, and the courage and will to act.

Doing Poorly on Purpose
Doing Poorly on Purpose

Doing Poorly on Purpose

This book presents a snapshot of underachievement in gifted students and explores the reasons why it happens and how it can be addressed successfully.

Educational Coaching
Educational Coaching

Educational Coaching

This book shows educators how to get the most out of educational coaching by exploring models of coaching that enhance teachers' thinking, help them overcome obstacles to success, and lead to lasting change.

Everyday Problem-Based Learning
Everyday Problem-Based Learning

Everyday Problem-Based Learning

This book shows how to use problem-based learning as a daily approach to help students learn authentic and relevant content and skills and explains how to engage students in each of the seven steps in the problem-based learning model.

Facilitating Teacher Teams and Authentic PLCs
Facilitating Teacher Teams and Authentic PLCs

Facilitating Teacher Teams and Authentic PLCs

This book provides educators with strategies for facilitating interactions among colleagues in PLCs and building trust and buy-in, and offers field-tested, user-friendly protocols to focus and deepen team discussions around texts, data, teacher and student work, teacher dilemmas, and collaborative planning time, as well as tips for anticipating and addressing interpersonal conflicts and obstacles that commonly arise during the use of protocols.

Fast and Effective Assessment
Fast and Effective Assessment

Fast and Effective Assessment

This book presents classroom strategies that reduce teachers’ workloads while increasing student participation, including how to refine classroom questioning techniques to continually check students' progress and provide instant feedback, and speeding up the correction process via student self-proofing and representative sampling.

Focus, ed. 2
Focus, ed. 2

Focus, ed. 2

This book extends and updates the case that schools could be on the cusp of swift, unparalleled improvements by focusing on the most essential, widely acknowledged, evidence-based practices that could have more impact than all other initiatives combined. These are: simple, coherent curricula; straightforward, traditional literacy practices; and lessons built around just a few effective elements of good teaching.

From Goals to Growth
From Goals to Growth

From Goals to Growth

This book presents a growth planning process that integrates seamlessly with existing IEP and Response to Instruction and Intervention (RTI2) structures and is also suitable for any student who has individualized or personalized goals, regardless of whether that student qualifies for special education services.

How to Teach So Students Remember, ed. 2
How to Teach So Students Remember, ed. 2

How to Teach So Students Remember, ed. 2

This book has been updated to include recent research and developments in the fields of memory and teaching, and offers seven concrete, actionable steps to help students use what they've learned when they need it. These include training students to recode new concepts in their own words to clarify understanding, and how to use feedback to ensure that relevant information is binding to necessary neural pathways.

Keeping Students Safe Every Day
Keeping Students Safe Every Day

Keeping Students Safe Every Day

This book examines theories and statistics on school safety, dispels common misunderstandings, and provides school leaders with the specific information they need to prepare for and effectively respond to natural disasters, accidents, or violent events.

Leading Change Together
Leading Change Together

Leading Change Together

This book shows how to infuse leadership, collaboration, communication, and capacity building with an understanding of individuals' experiences and capacities—and how they influence our day-to-day work.

Leading in Sync
Leading in Sync

Leading in Sync

This book encourages educators and administrators to examine their own thinking about what constitutes high-quality teaching so they can work toward a shared vision, identify teachers' many strengths as potential assets for achieving the shared vision, recognize ways in which most teachers are already leading, support leadership collaboration through efficient, effective communication, and develop the trust required to learn to lead together.

Manage Your Time or Time Will Manage You
Manage Your Time or Time Will Manage You

Manage Your Time or Time Will Manage You

This book identifies eight root causes of "time management difficulties" and provides treatment in the form of advice, support, and coping techniques.

Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom, ed. 4
Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom, ed. 4

Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom, ed. 4

This title provides updates on multiple intelligences theory and its many applications to schools and classrooms. Topics include how to address common criticisms of the MI model and the success of international applications of MI theory. This updated edition examines how emerging neurodiversity research, trends toward greater instructional personalization, and rapidly evolving virtual learning tools have affected the use of MI theory to enhance student achievement.

Never Work Harder Than Your Students and Other Principles of Great Teaching, ed. 2
Never Work Harder Than Your Students and Other Principles of Great Teaching, ed. 2

Never Work Harder Than Your Students and Other Principles of Great Teaching, ed. 2

This book identifies seven mastery principles and explains how to use them to guide planning, instruction, assessment, and classroom management. It provides all-new, empowering advice on navigating external evaluation, and includes a self-assessment to help teachers identify current levels of mastery and take control of their own practice.

Project Based Teaching
Project Based Teaching

Project Based Teaching

This book provides a detailed look at what's happening in Project Based Learning classrooms from the perspective of the Project Based Teacher. Included are a wide range of practical strategies and teachers' reflections along with suggestions from their classroom experiences.

Qualities of Effective Teachers, ed. 3
Qualities of Effective Teachers, ed. 3

Qualities of Effective Teachers, ed. 3

Focuses on cultivating teacher qualities that are most apt to raise student achievement. Establishes definitive benchmarks for top-flight teacher education and professional development programs. This approach also includes teachers who work with at-risk and high-ability students. Checklists of skills and positive qualities associated with effective teacher performance are included.

Reading, Writing, and Rigor
Reading, Writing, and Rigor

Reading, Writing, and Rigor

This book uses the framework from Webb's Depth of Knowledge to address the application of rigor to literacy instruction, offering experience-based advice along with specific examples of K–8 assessment items. Topics include standards, text complexity, close reading, student interaction, and formative assessment.

Rethinking Homework, ed. 2
Rethinking Homework, ed. 2

Rethinking Homework, ed. 2

This book offers strategies for revamping how teachers assign homework and argues that homework went from being a positive practice to a hotly contested battle. It addresses a range of issues, such as teachers who fear assigning too little homework versus teachers who overwhelm students with daily assignments, the important role parents play in motivating students to complete their homework, and how homework can be used to improve student outcomes.

Tasks Before Apps
Tasks Before Apps

Tasks Before Apps

This book provides a guide for teachers from K-8 through high school to enrich technological skills, social development, and digital aptitude in the classroom.

Teaching Students to Communicate Mathematically
Teaching Students to Communicate Mathematically

Teaching Students to Communicate Mathematically

This book covers the basics of effective mathematical communication and offers specific strategies for teaching students how to speak and write about math.

The i5 Approach
The i5 Approach

The i5 Approach

This book presents the five I’s: information, images, interaction, inquiry, and innovation, and how they relate to developing students’ critical and creative thinking skills. It provides step-by-step procedures for teaching 12 key thinking skills and shares lesson examples from teachers.

The School Leader's Guide to Building and Sustaining Math Success
The School Leader's Guide to Building and Sustaining Math Success

The School Leader's Guide to Building and Sustaining Math Success

This book provides school administrators with an initial guide to establishing a strong math culture, including developing common tasks, getting buy-in, and suggestions for monitoring, supporting, and sustaining improvement.

Understanding and Using Reading Assessment, K-12, ed. 3
Understanding and Using Reading Assessment, K-12, ed. 3

Understanding and Using Reading Assessment, K-12, ed. 3

This book provides detailed case studies from all grade levels to illustrate reading assessment done well. It also includes 15 reproducible forms and checklists that teachers and administrators can use to optimize their reading assessment efforts.

Unstuck
Unstuck

Unstuck

This book aims to encourage schools to become more innovative and entrepreneurial, finding better ways to help students learn. The process involves seven steps: starting with moral purpose, unleashing curiosity, building on bright spots, peer coaching toward precision, leading from the inside out, and moving the goal posts.

Using Understanding by Design in the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Classroom
Using Understanding by Design in the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Classroom

Using Understanding by Design in the Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Classroom

This book provides a practical guide of ensuring that all students have equitable access to high-quality curriculum and instruction in multicultural and language diverse classrooms.

What If?
What If?

What If?

This book explains how to improve students’ problem solving and creativity through “possibility thinking” and “lesson unplanning,” and includes four basic action principles for designing and solving complex challenges. It also presents steps for developing legacy challenges to foster lasting contributions.

New Teacher

The New Teacher's Companion
The New Teacher's Companion

The New Teacher's Companion

A guide intended to assist new teachers during the first days, weeks, and months of the first year of teaching, to ensure that they are ready for the challenges of the job, equipped with the background knowledge and support they will need for many years to come.

Classroom Instruction That Works
Classroom Instruction That Works

Classroom Instruction That Works

Identifies nine categories of instructional strategies that maximize student learning and explains the details of each including: studies in effect size and percentile gain units; guiding principles for using the strategies; and classroom examples of model instructional practice.

Discipline with Dignity, ed. 3
Discipline with Dignity, ed. 3

Discipline with Dignity, ed. 3

Offers practical solutions that focus on relationship building, curriculum relevance, and academic success. Emphasizes the prevention of problems by helping students to understand each other, work well together, and develop responsibility for their own actions. Also includes intervention strategies for handling common and severe problems in dignified ways.

EdSpeak
EdSpeak

EdSpeak

Provides a glossary of the terminology used in the education profession.

Inviting Students to Learn
Inviting Students to Learn

Inviting Students to Learn

Explains how to have more influence in the classroom to get more power from what you say to your students every day and provides can't-fail strategies and 100 tips for talking to students more effectively.

Never Work Harder Than Your Students & Other Principles of Great Teaching
Never Work Harder Than Your Students & Other Principles of Great Teaching

Never Work Harder Than Your Students & Other Principles of Great Teaching

A guide that helps teachers develop a more fluid and automatic way to respond to students and deliver great teaching experiences.

Teaching with Poverty in Mind
Teaching with Poverty in Mind

Teaching with Poverty in Mind

Covers why and how the effects of poverty have to be addressed in classroom teaching and school and district policy. Topics include what poverty does to children's brains and why students raised in poverty are especially subject to stressors that undermine school behavior and performance.

Teaching with the Brain in Mind, 2nd ed., Rev. and Updated
Teaching with the Brain in Mind, 2nd ed., Rev. and Updated

Teaching with the Brain in Mind, 2nd ed., Rev. and Updated

Explores how to improve student achievement and create a more effective classroom by applying brain research to teaching. Includes insights on how students are wired for learning and how their learning behaviors change as they mature.

The Art and Science of Teaching
The Art and Science of Teaching

The Art and Science of Teaching

Presents a model for ensuring quality teaching that balances the necessity of research-based data with the equally vital need to understand the strengths and weaknesses of individual students.

The Strategic Teacher
The Strategic Teacher

The Strategic Teacher

Provides teaching strategies for every grade and subject, with dozens of variations and steps and examples for how to implement them. Instructs teachers on how to choose the right strategy, matching strategy to instructional objectives.

What Teachers Really Need to Know About Formative Assessment
What Teachers Really Need to Know About Formative Assessment

What Teachers Really Need to Know About Formative Assessment

Explains how to make formative assessments a seamless and natural part of the teaching process and provides assessment strategies that can be used before, during, and after instruction to learning.

Assessment

How to Assess Higher-Order Thinking Skills in Your Classroom
How to Assess Higher-Order Thinking Skills in Your Classroom

How to Assess Higher-Order Thinking Skills in Your Classroom

Covers how to develop and use test questions and other assessments that reveal how well students can analyze, reason, solve problems, and think creatively.

Classroom Assessment & Grading That Work
Classroom Assessment & Grading That Work

Classroom Assessment & Grading That Work

Provides educators with guidelines and steps for designing a comprehensive assessment program that ensures assessments and grades lead to timely, accurate feedback on specific, standards-based learning goals.

Transformative Assessment
Transformative Assessment

Transformative Assessment

Explains what formative assessment really is, and how to use this approach to improve teaching, learning, classroom climate, teacher professional development, and school performance.

Advancing Formative Assessment in Every Classroom
Advancing Formative Assessment in Every Classroom

Advancing Formative Assessment in Every Classroom

Provides strategic talking points, conversation starters, and ready-made tools needed to explain how formative assessment improves student learning and achievement.

What Teachers Really Need to Know About Formative Assessment
What Teachers Really Need to Know About Formative Assessment

What Teachers Really Need to Know About Formative Assessment

Explains how to make formative assessments a seamless and natural part of the teaching process and provides assessment strategies that can be used before, during, and after instruction to learning.

Grading and Group Work
Grading and Group Work

Grading and Group Work

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.

How to Create and Use Rubrics for Formative Assessment and Grading
How to Create and Use Rubrics for Formative Assessment and Grading

How to Create and Use Rubrics for Formative Assessment and Grading

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.

Rethinking Grading
Rethinking Grading

Rethinking Grading

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

Teaching Students to Self-Assess
Teaching Students to Self-Assess

Teaching Students to Self-Assess

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

How to Make Decisions with Different Kinds of Student Assessment Data
How to Make Decisions with Different Kinds of Student Assessment Data

How to Make Decisions with Different Kinds of Student Assessment Data

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

Changing the Grade
Changing the Grade

Changing the Grade

This book presents a detailed model for developing a more reliable, standards-based grading system, along with a 30-step guide for moving through the process. It also shows how to think in a new way about why grades are given and the purpose of a report card grade, and how to build a team of stakeholders - including teachers, principals, and guidance counselors - to lead the change process.

Using Data to Focus Instructional Improvement
Using Data to Focus Instructional Improvement

Using Data to Focus Instructional Improvement

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.

Assessment and Student Success in a Differentiated Classroom
Assessment and Student Success in a Differentiated Classroom

Assessment and Student Success in a Differentiated Classroom

This publication takes an in-depth look at assessment and shows how differentiation can improve the process in all grade levels and subject areas.

Assessment Literacy for Educators in a Hurry
Assessment Literacy for Educators in a Hurry

Assessment Literacy for Educators in a Hurry

This book condenses the complexities of educational testing to six practical and action-oriented understandings about validity, reliability, fairness, score reporting, formative assessment, and affective assessment, in order to improve assessment practices and build a case for stopping ineffective ones.

How to Give Effective Feedback to Your Students
How to Give Effective Feedback to Your Students

How to Give Effective Feedback to Your Students

Intended to help teachers provide effective feedback to students. Focuses on feedback that comes from a teacher to a student and is based on student work.

Digital Learning Strategies
Digital Learning Strategies

Digital Learning Strategies

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.

Improving Student Learning One Teacher at a Time
Improving Student Learning One Teacher at a Time

Improving Student Learning One Teacher at a Time

Explains the four critical areas of teaching and describes how educators can use an approach that increases student success. Offers step-by-step instructions for developing a curriculum document, planning your instructional activities, choosing a set of classroom assessment tasks, and recording meaningful feedback on student performance.

Enhancing Professional Practice, ed. 2
Enhancing Professional Practice, ed. 2

Enhancing Professional Practice, ed. 2

Provides a framework for successful teaching practice. Includes applications for state standards, formative assessments, and school specialists.

Classroom Management

Beyond Discipline
Beyond Discipline

Beyond Discipline

Instructs educators to create positive learning environments that prevent discipline problems from occurring. Explains why classroom management approaches that rely on rewards and punishments actually prolong behavior problems; how to turn misbehavior into teaching opportunities; and why changing curriculum can solve discipline problems.

Discipline with Dignity, ed. 3
Discipline with Dignity, ed. 3

Discipline with Dignity, ed. 3

Offers practical solutions that focus on relationship building, curriculum relevance, and academic success. Emphasizes the prevention of problems by helping students to understand each other, work well together, and develop responsibility for their own actions. Also includes intervention strategies for handling common and severe problems in dignified ways.

Discipline with Dignity, ed. 4
Discipline with Dignity, ed. 4

Discipline with Dignity, ed. 4

This book provides in-depth guidance for implementing a proven approach to classroom management that can help students make better choices and teachers be more effective.

Affirmative Classroom Management
Affirmative Classroom Management

Affirmative Classroom Management

This publication offers clear and positive strategies that empower teachers and administrators to develop effective rules and consequences.

Causes & Cures in the Classroom
Causes & Cures in the Classroom

Causes & Cures in the Classroom

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.

Better Than Carrots or Sticks
Better Than Carrots or Sticks

Better Than Carrots or Sticks

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

Managing Your Classroom With Heart
Managing Your Classroom With Heart

Managing Your Classroom With Heart

Provides an approach to classroom management that deals with accepting teenage students as they are and recognizing what they need: a connection with the curriculum; a sense of order; and most essentially, a sense that someone cares.

Managing Diverse Classrooms
Managing Diverse Classrooms

Managing Diverse Classrooms

Discusses some of the most powerful cultural differences that can lead to classroom conflict for many students and how educators can capitalize on these differences to make their classroom a harmonious, productive environment.

Classroom Strategies

Essential Questions
Essential Questions

Essential Questions

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.

Fostering Grit
Fostering Grit

Fostering Grit

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.

The 12 Touchstones of Good Teaching
The 12 Touchstones of Good Teaching

The 12 Touchstones of Good Teaching

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.

The 5-Minute Teacher
The 5-Minute Teacher

The 5-Minute Teacher

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.

17,000 Classroom Visits Can’t Be Wrong
17,000 Classroom Visits Can’t Be Wrong

17,000 Classroom Visits Can’t Be Wrong

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

Unlocking Student Potential
Unlocking Student Potential

Unlocking Student Potential

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

The Motivated Brain
The Motivated Brain

The Motivated Brain

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

Brain-Friendly Strategies for the Inclusion Classroom
Brain-Friendly Strategies for the Inclusion Classroom

Brain-Friendly Strategies for the Inclusion Classroom

Explains how educators can build safe and supportive classroom communities for students with learning disabilities; improve the focus of students with attention disorders; and create a rich and inviting learning environment for all students in an inclusive classroom.

How to Give Effective Feedback to Your Students
How to Give Effective Feedback to Your Students

How to Give Effective Feedback to Your Students

Intended to help teachers provide effective feedback to students. Focuses on feedback that comes from a teacher to a student and is based on student work.

Classroom Instruction That Works with English Language Learners
Classroom Instruction That Works with English Language Learners

Classroom Instruction That Works with English Language Learners

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.

Summarization in Any Subject
Summarization in Any Subject

Summarization in Any Subject

Explores numerous summarization strategies, including all of the steps and examples educators need to start using summarization to improve students' comprehension and boost their long-term memory.

A Handbook for the Art and Science of Teaching
A Handbook for the Art and Science of Teaching

A Handbook for the Art and Science of Teaching

An in-depth resource for workshops, professional learning communities, teacher training, and self-help. Topics include how to establish good classroom management and effective relationships with students.

The Art and Science of Teaching
The Art and Science of Teaching

The Art and Science of Teaching

Presents a model for ensuring quality teaching that balances the necessity of research-based data with the equally vital need to understand the strengths and weaknesses of individual students.

The Essentials of Mathematics K-6
The Essentials of Mathematics K-6

The Essentials of Mathematics K-6

Explores how educators are tackling major challenges in math education including: emphasizing algebraic thinking, problem solving, and communication; connecting math activities to larger purposes and everyday experiences; differentiating instruction based on students' learning styles, interests, and readiness levels; and helping teachers use classroom assessment to guide instruction.

The Essentials of Science, Grades K-6
The Essentials of Science, Grades K-6

The Essentials of Science, Grades K-6

Provides program ideas and practices that will prepare school science programs for stricter new learning objectives and performance goals.

Getting to
Getting to

Getting to "Got It!" Helping Struggling Students Learn How to Learn

Explains the mental processes students need to gather, organize, and understand information, and describes how educators can infuse their lessons with new routines and teaching approaches that influence students to become better, more independent learners.

Inspiring Active Learning
Inspiring Active Learning

Inspiring Active Learning

Provides practical options for handling the teachers' many tasks: from beginning a class to maintaining engagement, from motivating slackers to managing disrupters, from building efficient routines to cushioning student anxiety, and numerous other workable strategies.

Research-Based Strategies to Ignite Student Learning
Research-Based Strategies to Ignite Student Learning

Research-Based Strategies to Ignite Student Learning

Explores how to enhance students' memory and test-taking abilities, based on brain research. Provides ways to captivate and hold students' attention and encourage their participation and progress.

The Strategic Teacher
The Strategic Teacher

The Strategic Teacher

Provides teaching strategies for every grade and subject, with dozens of variations and steps and examples for how to implement them. Instructs teachers on how to choose the right strategy, matching strategy to instructional objectives.

Challenging the Whole Child
Challenging the Whole Child

Challenging the Whole Child

Focuses on challenging every student, offering a rigorous curriculum, meeting 21st century learning challenges, using formative assessments, and preparing students for college and the world of work.

Changing the Way You Teach, Improving the Way Students Learn
Changing the Way You Teach, Improving the Way Students Learn

Changing the Way You Teach, Improving the Way Students Learn

Provides a framework for effective teaching that can be applied in any subject area and grade level and practical tips on how to use rubrics, checklists, and point systems to convey your expectations.

Engaging the Whole Child
Engaging the Whole Child

Engaging the Whole Child

A collection of articles that explore these questions. Do students really want to learn? Can schools and classrooms become joyful? Are there natural links between standard curriculum and what motivates students to learn?.

Habits of Mind Across the Curriculum
Habits of Mind Across the Curriculum

Habits of Mind Across the Curriculum

Through first-hand accounts, learn how the habits of mind help students at all grade levels successfully deal with the challenges they face in school and beyond.

Instruction That Measures Up
Instruction That Measures Up

Instruction That Measures Up

A guide for teachers to help their students come out as winners in a test-pressured environment and explains how to do that with a practical framework for teaching in the accountability age.

Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom, ed. 4
Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom, ed. 4

Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom, ed. 4

This title provides updates on multiple intelligences theory and its many applications to schools and classrooms. Topics include how to address common criticisms of the MI model and the success of international applications of MI theory. This updated edition examines how emerging neurodiversity research, trends toward greater instructional personalization, and rapidly evolving virtual learning tools have affected the use of MI theory to enhance student achievement.

Productive Group Work
Productive Group Work

Productive Group Work

Explains how to create the right circumstances for group learning so that students build on one another's understanding and end up knowing more than they would have working alone.

Rethinking Homework
Rethinking Homework

Rethinking Homework

Covers the debate over whether homework is an essential component of rigorous schooling or a harmful practice. Topics include how to avoid the "homework trap" and "seven steps to building better relationships with parents about homework".

Supporting the Whole Child
Supporting the Whole Child

Supporting the Whole Child

Focuses on supporting students by differentiating instruction, using scaffolds and interventions, being inclusive and positive, and responding to 21st century learning challenges.

How to Support Struggling Students
How to Support Struggling Students

How to Support Struggling Students

Provides proactive learning support to enable teachers to give students the right kind of assistance and get those who are struggling back on track. Covers the steps of building a plan and provides all the strategies needed to support students before, during, and after instruction.

The Inspired Teacher
The Inspired Teacher

The Inspired Teacher

Provides research-based pathways that teachers can take, regardless of their experience, to grow professionally and aim for truly inspired teaching.

The Motivated Student
The Motivated Student

The Motivated Student

Provides a reliable blueprint and a set of strategies that are proven to work across a broad spectrum of students. Describes how to get students in every grade focused and ready to learn by developing lesson plans and grading practices that allow every student to experience academic success through sustained effort.

The New Teacher's Companion
The New Teacher's Companion

The New Teacher's Companion

A guide intended to assist new teachers during the first days, weeks, and months of the first year of teaching, to ensure that they are ready for the challenges of the job, equipped with the background knowledge and support they will need for many years to come.

Curriculum 21
Curriculum 21

Curriculum 21

Covers why and how schools must overhaul, update, and breathe new life into the K-12 curriculum to reflect new technologies in a globalized world.

Guided Instruction
Guided Instruction

Guided Instruction

Covers how to use a combination of questions, prompts, cues, direct explanations, and modeling to guide students' learning and build their understanding.

Inspiring the Best in Students
Inspiring the Best in Students

Inspiring the Best in Students

Presents concepts on how to inspire students to learn, behave responsibly, and improve their relationships with themselves, other students, and teachers.

Inviting Students to Learn
Inviting Students to Learn

Inviting Students to Learn

Explains how to have more influence in the classroom to get more power from what you say to your students every day and provides can't-fail strategies and 100 tips for talking to students more effectively.

Learning for Keeps
Learning for Keeps

Learning for Keeps

What is the explicit instructional strategy that supports the higher-level skills students need to meet the demands of the Common Core Standards? Here’s a book that answers that question and provides you with the vision needed to help students perform cognitive behaviors necessary for college or career-readiness.

The Well-Balanced Teacher
The Well-Balanced Teacher

The Well-Balanced Teacher

Takes into account how a teacher's heavy workload and busy lifestyle can lead to stress; features how to deal with that stress and how to take care of health issues.

Real Engagement
Real Engagement

Real Engagement

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

Ditch the Daily Lesson Plan
Ditch the Daily Lesson Plan

Ditch the Daily Lesson Plan

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

Questioning for Classroom Discussion
Questioning for Classroom Discussion

Questioning for Classroom Discussion

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

Educational Coaching
Educational Coaching

Educational Coaching

This book shows educators how to get the most out of educational coaching by exploring models of coaching that enhance teachers' thinking, help them overcome obstacles to success, and lead to lasting change.

Fast and Effective Assessment
Fast and Effective Assessment

Fast and Effective Assessment

This book presents classroom strategies that reduce teachers’ workloads while increasing student participation, including how to refine classroom questioning techniques to continually check students' progress and provide instant feedback, and speeding up the correction process via student self-proofing and representative sampling.

Focus, ed. 2
Focus, ed. 2

Focus, ed. 2

This book extends and updates the case that schools could be on the cusp of swift, unparalleled improvements by focusing on the most essential, widely acknowledged, evidence-based practices that could have more impact than all other initiatives combined. These are: simple, coherent curricula; straightforward, traditional literacy practices; and lessons built around just a few effective elements of good teaching.

Manage Your Time or Time Will Manage You
Manage Your Time or Time Will Manage You

Manage Your Time or Time Will Manage You

This book identifies eight root causes of "time management difficulties" and provides treatment in the form of advice, support, and coping techniques.

Improving Student Learning One Teacher at a Time
Improving Student Learning One Teacher at a Time

Improving Student Learning One Teacher at a Time

Explains the four critical areas of teaching and describes how educators can use an approach that increases student success. Offers step-by-step instructions for developing a curriculum document, planning your instructional activities, choosing a set of classroom assessment tasks, and recording meaningful feedback on student performance.

Managing Diverse Classrooms
Managing Diverse Classrooms

Managing Diverse Classrooms

Discusses some of the most powerful cultural differences that can lead to classroom conflict for many students and how educators can capitalize on these differences to make their classroom a harmonious, productive environment.

Connecting Teachers, Students, and Standards
Connecting Teachers, Students, and Standards

Connecting Teachers, Students, and Standards

Features a field-tested framework for teaching to ensure inclusion and differentiated instruction are in harmony with standards-based education.

Meeting Students Where They Live
Meeting Students Where They Live

Meeting Students Where They Live

Explains what problems are unique to the urban environment, why urban youth is more difficult to motivate, and how to replace ineffective approaches with methods that relate to these students' everyday experiences.

Teaching with the Brain in Mind, 2nd ed., Rev. and Updated
Teaching with the Brain in Mind, 2nd ed., Rev. and Updated

Teaching with the Brain in Mind, 2nd ed., Rev. and Updated

Explores how to improve student achievement and create a more effective classroom by applying brain research to teaching. Includes insights on how students are wired for learning and how their learning behaviors change as they mature.

Getting Started with Blended Learning
Getting Started with Blended Learning

Getting Started with Blended Learning

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

Teaching the 4Cs with Technology
Teaching the 4Cs with Technology

Teaching the 4Cs with Technology

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

Learning on Display
Learning on Display

Learning on Display

Provides educators with information on how to plan creative museum projects that target content standards and develop students' understanding of required subject matter.

Data

How to Make Decisions with Different Kinds of Student Assessment Data
How to Make Decisions with Different Kinds of Student Assessment Data

How to Make Decisions with Different Kinds of Student Assessment Data

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

Using Data to Focus Instructional Improvement
Using Data to Focus Instructional Improvement

Using Data to Focus Instructional Improvement

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.

Differentiation

How to Differentiate Instruction in Mixed-Ability Classrooms, ed. 2
How to Differentiate Instruction in Mixed-Ability Classrooms, ed. 2

How to Differentiate Instruction in Mixed-Ability Classrooms, ed. 2

Provides educators with ideas on matching instructional approaches to the readiness, interests, and talents of all students: learning centers, hands-on activities, contracts, and investigative projects. Describes ways of structuring lessons to provide "scaffolds" for the lesson content, the procedures used in learning, and the products of learning.

Leading and Managing a Differentiated Classroom
Leading and Managing a Differentiated Classroom

Leading and Managing a Differentiated Classroom

A guide that covers everything needed to deal with time, space, materials, groups, and strategies in ways that balance content requirements with multiple pathways for learning. Explains how to lead a class that is differentiated to individual students' needs.

Differentiation in Middle and High School
Differentiation in Middle and High School

Differentiation in Middle and High School

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

Differentiating Instruction with Technology in K-5 Classrooms
Differentiating Instruction with Technology in K-5 Classrooms

Differentiating Instruction with Technology in K-5 Classrooms

Provides a variety of practical instructional strategies to accommodate a broad range of learning styles, abilities, and curriculum content. Explores how to use technology to differentiate by student interest, readiness, ability, learning profile, content, process, and product.

Assessment and Student Success in a Differentiated Classroom
Assessment and Student Success in a Differentiated Classroom

Assessment and Student Success in a Differentiated Classroom

This publication takes an in-depth look at assessment and shows how differentiation can improve the process in all grade levels and subject areas.

Differentiating Instruction with Technology in Middle School Classrooms
Differentiating Instruction with Technology in Middle School Classrooms

Differentiating Instruction with Technology in Middle School Classrooms

Provides an overview of research on the uniqueness of middle school students and illustrates the importance of using technology to create differentiated lessons, especially with this age group.

Differentiation in the Elementary Grades
Differentiation in the Elementary Grades

Differentiation in the Elementary Grades

This book discusses how elementary school educators can use differentiated instruction to help students be more successful learners—regardless of background, native language, learning preference, or motivation.

Integrating Differentiated Instruction & Understanding by Design
Integrating Differentiated Instruction & Understanding by Design

Integrating Differentiated Instruction & Understanding by Design

Explains how the combination of the Differentiated Instruction and Understanding by Design frameworks can ensure all students are learning at maximum levels. Describes how a curriculum built on the goal of student understanding, integrated with instructional approaches that emphasize reaching every learner, can provide teachers with more specific teaching targets and more flexible ways to reach them.

Leading for DIfferentiation
Leading for DIfferentiation

Leading for DIfferentiation

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

The Differentiated Classroom
The Differentiated Classroom

The Differentiated 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.

The Differentiated School
The Differentiated School

The Differentiated School

Includes common misconceptions about differentiation; nonnegotiables that are essential to the implementation of differentiated instruction; factors that contribute to failure to change classroom practice; leadership lessons for accomplishing the change process; tools for monitoring and evaluating the change toward differentiation; and characteristics of staff development practices that support differentiated instruction.

The Essentials of Mathematics K-6
The Essentials of Mathematics K-6

The Essentials of Mathematics K-6

Explores how educators are tackling major challenges in math education including: emphasizing algebraic thinking, problem solving, and communication; connecting math activities to larger purposes and everyday experiences; differentiating instruction based on students' learning styles, interests, and readiness levels; and helping teachers use classroom assessment to guide instruction.

The Essentials of Science, Grades K-6
The Essentials of Science, Grades K-6

The Essentials of Science, Grades K-6

Provides program ideas and practices that will prepare school science programs for stricter new learning objectives and performance goals.

Personalizing the High School Experience for Each Student
Personalizing the High School Experience for Each Student

Personalizing the High School Experience for Each Student

Discusses the six most pervasive problem areas in high school education today, and what schools are doing to connect with students, personalize learning, differentiate instruction, and make high school curriculum more relevant.

Diverse Learners

Motivating Black Males to Achieve in School & in Life
Motivating Black Males to Achieve in School & in Life

Motivating Black Males to Achieve in School & in Life

Offers advice on what to do about the chronic achievement gap between black males and other student populations. Understand why lack of proficiency in reading, writing, and math among black males is a symptom of deeper problems that are generally ignored.

Teaching with Poverty in Mind
Teaching with Poverty in Mind

Teaching with Poverty in Mind

Covers why and how the effects of poverty have to be addressed in classroom teaching and school and district policy. Topics include what poverty does to children's brains and why students raised in poverty are especially subject to stressors that undermine school behavior and performance.

Raising Black Students' Achievement Through Culturally Responsive Teaching
Raising Black Students' Achievement Through Culturally Responsive Teaching

Raising Black Students' Achievement Through Culturally Responsive Teaching

Covers the instructional, management, and assessment strategies to help teachers be more effective at educating black students.

Closing the Attitude Gap
Closing the Attitude Gap

Closing the Attitude Gap

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.

Engaging Students with Poverty in Mind
Engaging Students with Poverty in Mind

Engaging Students with Poverty in Mind

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.

Rethinking Homework
Rethinking Homework

Rethinking Homework

Covers the debate over whether homework is an essential component of rigorous schooling or a harmful practice. Topics include how to avoid the "homework trap" and "seven steps to building better relationships with parents about homework".

Rethinking Homework, ed. 2
Rethinking Homework, ed. 2

Rethinking Homework, ed. 2

This book offers strategies for revamping how teachers assign homework and argues that homework went from being a positive practice to a hotly contested battle. It addresses a range of issues, such as teachers who fear assigning too little homework versus teachers who overwhelm students with daily assignments, the important role parents play in motivating students to complete their homework, and how homework can be used to improve student outcomes.

Educating Everybody's Children