Administration/Leadership

Five Levers to Improve Learning

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

Effective Teacher Interviews

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

The Tech-Savvy Administrator

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

Affirmative Classroom Management

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

EdSpeak

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

Enhancing Professional Practice, ed. 2

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Learning Leader

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

The Teacher Quality Index

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

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.

Using Equity Audits to Create Equitable and Excellent Schools

This resource expands school leaders' understanding of how to interpret data in order to execute successful equity audits. It demonstrates how audits can help not only in developing fair programs that provide all students with the opportunity to reach their potential, but also for hiring, training, and retaining good teachers. A joint publication with the National Association of Secondary School Principals and the National Staff Development Council.

The Principal as Leader of Challenging Conversations

This guide helps principals navigate high-stakes interactions with staff, parents, students, and district leaders, steering them toward win-win solutions. Published jointly with Ontario Principals' Council.

Teaching Matters Most

This book demonstrates how to grow schools’ instructional capacities and change the old assign-and-assess model into engaging, compassionate, coherent, and rigorous instruction with a three-step process that involves: envisioning what good teaching looks like, measuring the quality of current instruction against this standard, and working relentlessly to move the quality of instruction closer and closer to the ideal. Published jointly with Learning Forward.

Leading Every Day

This book features a newly added Book 5 for help creating solid data systems and achievable results. It contains over 150 convenient, closely integrated daily contemplations to carry anywhere, and up-to-date research on creative solutions to leadership challenges, change, and professional development.

Be a Changemaster

This is a practical guide for school and district leaders that provides 12 strategies for overcoming resistance to change. Unlike more theoretical books, this text shows how to adopt a coaching style of leadership as a systemic change strategy.

I’m in the Principal’s Seat, Now What? The Story of a Turnaround Principal

This book outlines clear strategies to create a positive, collaborative, and all-inclusive school environment through the author's shared experiences from his 40-year career in education to guide and encourage current and aspiring principals. It features tools such as checklists, rubrics, and templates as well as true-life stories, examples, and interviews with award-winning “turnaround” principals.

Advancing the 3-Minute Walk-Through

In this book, the authors illustrate how leaders can use observations from the walk-through to engage in professional conversations and encourage teachers to reflect on and improve their practice.

How to Coach Teachers Who Don’t Think Like You

This book covers the process and content of coaching and describes a unique approach that encourages teachers to write and reflect upon their practices using literacy strategies to train across content areas and learn how to individualize their approach to honor teachers' distinctive learning styles. It includes samples of teacher writing and student work generated from coaching plus narratives from practicing coaches in school-based, district, and independent settings.

The Challenge of Change, ed. 2

This text explores the theories as well as leadership and implementation strategies behind educational reform and addresses the concerns that have led to the current school change movement. It provides practical implementation examples for tri-level reform and looks at the essential role that hope and emotion play in the change process.

50 Ways to Close the Achievement Gap, ed. 3

This guide provides clear, updated guidelines for increasing academic performance and providing educational equity for all students. It outlines 50 strategies for developing high-performing schools.

Designing and Implementing Effective Professional Learning

This book identifies research-based characteristics of effective teacher professional learning, detailing eight strategies for planning and executing professional development programs and evaluating their results.

Doubling Student Performance...and finding the resources to do it

This book combines the latest research with the authors' national study of diverse schools that were able to significantly boost student achievement. Strategies focus on reducing class size, promoting professional development, locating necessary funding, and providing academic support to struggling students.

10 Strategies for Doubling Student Performance

With case studies and tools, this book features ten research-based strategies for driving significant, measurable gains in student performance and turning around low-performing schools.

Harness the Power of Reflection

This book provides a framework for individual reflection and evaluation of schools’ processes as part of a professional development program. Included are strategies, action items, processes, and examples from successful programs nationwide.

High School Graduation

Based on experiences from educators instrumental in developing and implementing Ontario, Canada’s educational strategies, this resource helps teachers and leaders increase student achievement and outcomes in elementary, middle, and high school education.

How to Use Value-Added Analysis to Improve Student Learning

This book reveals tangible strategies for improving instruction. Built around the work of Battelle for Kids, this book provides a field-tested continuous improvement model for using value-added information to increase student learning.

Instructional Coaches and the Instructional Leadership Team

This book melds theory and practice to show how coaches can seamlessly integrate themselves into the fabric of the school and help teachers improve their practice from day one.

Schools That Change

This resource shows how schools can transform themselves from low-performing into exemplary national status.

The Instructional Leadership Toolbox, ed. 2

This book examines the role of principals in leading instruction and provides practical ways for leaders to reflect on and improve their practice.

The Moral Imperative Realized

This book takes the subject of moral leadership to the next level by showing how to put change into practice at the local and systemic levels.

The Power of Talk

This book shows how everyday speech can be a transforming force in today's schools, creating a more equitable environment for people of all backgrounds. Written by experts on language and diversity, this resource combines research-validated tools and real-world insights for addressing verbal communication issues within the classroom and school wide.

Walking the Equity Talk

This practical guide shows how to develop realistic plans for putting equity initiatives into action; provides concrete examples of what it takes to empower staff and stakeholders through collaborative leadership; and offers tips on how to navigate the politics when addressing the interface between identity, race, culture, poverty, primary language, and achievement.

Working With and Evaluating Difficult School Employees

This book provides essential information for understanding and dealing with employees who may have negative attitudes, lack awareness of their behavior, blame others for problems, or are marginal performers.

Writing the Playbook

This step-by-step, research-based leadership plan for jump-starting boys' achievement, provides critical insight into the brain-based differences between boys and girls, first-hand leadership and classroom experiences, and ready-to-use activities and resources for leading a successful gap-closing initiative.

From Conflict to Conciliation

The Six-C process allows educators to take progressively more assertive steps as needed to resolve a conflict, using the least amount of time and energy while preserving relationships.

From Silos to Systems

This handbook provides specific application steps for engaging all staff in a systematic approach to addressing problems and creating a positive school climate.

Improve Learning by Building Community

This guide helps principals to create visionary learning communities that improve student outcomes by shaping the internal school community and partnering with families and organizations in the external community.

Learnership

This handbook illustrates how you can practice learnership every day through activities, real-life stories, and narrative bibliography.

Recruiting and Retaining Generation Y Teachers

Provides educational leaders with a framework for hiring Generation Y teachers, developing appropriate instructional and professional development programs, and building a multigenerational, collaborative learning community.

The Active Workshop

This book provides practical tools for engaging participants to talk, reflect, brainstorm, and stretch beyond their comfort zones. Designed for educators who would rather "show" than "tell" to create highly interactive workshops.

The Survival Kit for the Elementary School Principal

This kit offers solutions for virtually any leadership or administrative challenge that elementary school principals commonly face.

Why Great Teachers Quit

Features analysis of the teacher retention problem, and provides suggestions for administrators and policy makers to keep good teachers in the classroom.

Evidence-Based Strategies for Leading 21st Century Schools

This book provides tips and insights from award-winning schools that use technology to advance student success.

From Difficult Teachers...to Dynamic Teams

Based on interviews with experienced principals, this book helps leaders examine the causes of negative staff behavior and build a culture of shared leadership, collegiality, and teamwork.

How to Build an Instructional Coaching Program for Maximum Capacity

This book engages school and district leaders to guide them through the journey of developing and sustaining an effective coaching program.

Motivate! Inspire! Lead! 10 Strategies for Building Collegial Learning Communities

This guide presents 10 strategies for developing a collegial learning community through positive interdependence, reciprocal relationships, and mutual responsibility.

Multi-Dimensional Education

This comprehensive guide to school improvement outlines the steps for identifying, collecting, analyzing, and using data as a basis for making instructional and school wide decisions.

Online Professional Development

Based on proven principles of professional learning and instructional design, this book provides a path to assessing your needs, the cost, design, and results.

Powerful Professional Developmen

Provides an overview of several different strategies for job-embedded professional development, as well as sharing how to make these resources a reality in a school.

The Brain and Strengths Based School Leadership

The authors connect current cognitive research with the challenges of educational leadership, outline four leadership styles, and demonstrate how to capitalize on your strengths.

The Data Toolkit

The authors provide ten easy-to-use data analysis tools that facilitate problem-solving at school and district levels. Included are instructions, sample scenarios, and case studies.

The New School Management by Wandering Around

This book gives new and seasoned administrators smart, practical advice about how to “wander around” with purpose and develop a more interactive leadership style, citing more than twenty research studies that show how management by wandering around improves student discipline, raises teacher efficacy, and boosts student achievement.

The Principal's Field Manual

Written as a field manual for "school CEOs" to facilitate understanding and operating a school as an organization, this book is designed for easy access within a unifying framework to enable flexible use for busy principals. Based on the Organizational Effectiveness Model, the manual offers a blend of background knowledge and practices that are immediately useful.

The TurnAround Toolkit

This book offers educators a nine-step method for dramatically improving your school's performance in a short time based on data-driven continuous improvement processes.

From School Improvement to Sustained Capacity

Covers key concepts of parallel leadership to demonstrate its utility as a strategic managerial tool in building school capacity.

Giving Wings to Children's Dreams

This book outlines the factors educators must consider in order to turn schools back into places that nurture children.

Handbook of School Improvement

This comprehensive guide captures unique perspectives from 20 successful principals, representing a wide range of urban and rural schools, offering real-life strategies and best practices.

Leadership as Lunacy

This book examines the current discourse on educational leadership models, behaviors, and roles, and helps school and district leaders develop a deeper connection to their roles and their approaches.

Leading Good Schools to Greatness

Shows how great school leaders can be developed and how leaders can acquire the powerful personal leadership characteristics that the best administrators use to lead their schools to greatness.

Models of Professional Development

This comprehensive resource identifies five major contemporary professional development models that can be implemented and tailored to meet the diverse needs of any school or district.

Reframing the Path to School Leadership, ed. 2

Presents dialogues between a novice and a master teacher and between a new and a seasoned principal to illuminate how reframing challenges can generate tremendous potential for classroom and school leadership.

School Budgeting for Hard Times

This guide shows how to improve your school's productivity with existing or even diminishing resources.

Transformative Professional Learning

Provides practical steps that focus on teaching and learning grounded in the reality of children's lives, because motivated teachers tend to have motivated students.

Advocacy and Educational Technology

This guide will help develop a better understanding of the issues facing educational technology. Learn about the programs that transform education in the digital age.

Data-Driven Decision Making

This workbook shows how to implement data-driven decision making and make it the key to assessing all school activities, from classroom instruction to budgeting.

101 Best Websites for Principals, ed. 3

Offers busy principals an updated guide to the most relevant and useful Web-based resources.

Assessment

How Teachers Turn Data Into Action

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

Grading Smarter Not Harder

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

The Data-Driven Classroom

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

How to Design Questions and Tasks to Assess Student Thinking

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

Checking for Understanding, ed. 2

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

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

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 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.

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.

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.

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

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

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

How Do We Know They’re Getting Better?

This book explains how inquiry leads to problem-solving and provides specific steps for pre, formative and summative assessment that informs instruction of 21st century skills. Included are examples that show how to use today’s technology in the classroom and how to use inquiry to develop and assess students’ ability.

Improving Formative Assessment Practice to Empower Student Learning

This practical guide can be used by individual teachers or collaboratively as a study guide for a learning community. Case studies provide examples of formative assessment in practice, along with examples of teachers implementing changes in their practice. A companion website includes an array of tools and templates for organizing, gathering, and systematically using information to strengthen formative assessment skills.

Classroom Testing and Assessment for ALL Students

This book offers ways for teachers to better differentiate their testing and assessment strategies using teacher-made tests, appropriate testing accommodations, technology-based testing, and classroom-based assessments that support the teaching and learning process so all students have the opportunity to succeed.

Data Strategies to Uncover and Eliminate Hidden Inequities

This solution-focused guide looks beneath the surface data and shows educators how to uncover the truth necessary to create equity and social justice for all students.

Assessment-Powered Teaching

This book provides practical tools that help teachers use formative and summative assessment results to enhance instruction; motivate students by providing clear learning targets; utilize technology to analyze students’ progress; and raise test scores.

Everything School Leaders Need to Know About Assessment

This resource discusses the key principles new and seasoned school leaders need to know about educational assessment to do their work effectively.

Formative Assessment

Helps educators develop the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully implement formative assessment in the classroom.

From Standards to Rubrics in Six Steps, ed. 3

Provides educators with a six-step process that makes it easier than ever to link teaching and assessment to standards.

Blended/Hybrid Learning

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.

Grounded Designs for Online and Hybrid Learning

This text explores key aspects of designing and delivering online and hybrid learning environments. The contributors focus on the instructional component of e-learning systems, looking at e-learning trends and technologies such as the management of large classes, podcasts, the educational uses of virtual worlds, and the development of virtual schools in North America and around the world.

Grounded Designs for Online and Hybrid Learning

This text illustrates how to apply eight instructional strategies based on cognitive information processing, inquiry, experiential, and game-based theories of learning and teaching to ground the design of online and hybrid coursework.

Grounded Designs for Online and Hybrid Learning

This book covers the systematic design of online and hybrid learning environments, emphasizing the importance of aligning learner assessments to learning objectives, along with a framework for designing and sequencing meaningful e-learning interactions. It discusses practical tools for preparing students for successful online learning, interprets laws, and provides examples of how online instruction can and should be universally designed for children with special needs.

What Works in K-12 Online Learning

Provides an overview of effective online teaching and learning practices.

Brain & Learning

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

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

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.

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.

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.

Begin with the Brain, ed. 2

Using what we know about how the brain learns optimally, this resource provides practical guidance to new and experienced teachers on how to create a learner-centered classroom. Topics covered include setting up a classroom; establishing routines and procedures; fostering students' intellectual curiosity; reducing learned helplessness in students; developing students' respect for one another's cultural and educational backgrounds; and building a classroom community.

The Instructional Leader and the Brain

This book provides the information to incorporate the knowledge, skills, and steps to becoming a masterful instructional leader at a school site. By marrying the fields of cognitive science, neuroscience, educational leadership, and instruction, this book provides a cohesive framework to understand how the brain learns and how an instructional leader can use this information to improve student achievement.

Active Lessons for Active Brains

A collection of mathematics, language arts, science, and classroom management strategies. Designed for active, hands-on learners, the text provides specific lesson plans for addressing students' common challenges, already differentiated to match their experiential learning style.

10 Best Teaching Practices, ed. 3

This text reveals the most current approaches to inspire and motivate students; includes real-life classroom examples, proven techniques for reaching every learner, and up-to-date strategies.

Bullying

Transforming School Climate and Learning

This book details a comprehensive process for empowering students and teachers as school improvement leaders and "experts".

No Place for Bullying

This text makes it easy for school administrators to implement the three critical components of effective leadership for school wide bullying prevention: the will to address the problem, the skill to lead others to help reduce and prevent bullying, and the follow-through to ensure that anti-bullying policies are established and sustained.

Bullying and Students With Disabilities

Drawing on extensive studies on bullying in schools, this book provides a research-based overview to understand bullying. Additionally, this book shows how to identify bullies and victims and implement an effective and inclusive bullying prevention program.

Getting Beyond Bullying and Exclusion, PreK-5

Examines why children with special needs are bullied, how teachers can prevent bullying, ways to work with overprotective parents, and how a self-esteem prescription plan can help.

No More Bystanders = No More Bullies

A practical how-to guide to equip staff members to stand up instead of stand by in helping identify unsupervised campus "hot spots" and intervene appropriately in the moment.

Responding to Cyber Bullying

Provides public school leaders with data-driven solutions for managing cyber bullying incidents.

Counseling

Boosting ALL Children's Social and Emotional Brain Power

This text demonstrates how educators can positively influence the development of students’ social and emotional intelligence, including strengthening essential skills such as empathy, self-management and problem-solving. This research-based approach includes techniques such as classroom exercises that are grouped by age but adaptable for all grade levels, lively activities that keep students engaged, and valuable content for anti-bullying initiatives and counseling programs.

Connecting the Dots Between Education, Interests, and Careers, Grades 7–10

This book gives teachers, school counselors, and parents succinct lessons that generate discussion and inquiry about the real world of post-secondary education and work. Extensively researched topics provide data and advice on wages, cost-of-living realities, job market projections, and promising new careers to help students match their interests and abilities to suitable career paths.

When Kids Are Grieving

Helps educators understand and respond appropriately to students’ unique expressions of grief, facilitate effective interventions, and determine when to refer a child to a specialist.

Culturally Considerate School Counseling

This guidebook cultivates “cultural competence,” integrates ASCA National Model standards, and provides strategies for exploring each student’s individuality and responding accordingly.

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.

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.

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.

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 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

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

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.

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.

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.

Accelerating Student and Staff Learning

This book provides a powerful process whereby teachers work together in teams to examine standards, gain a deep understanding of content, create curriculum maps, and design common formative assessments.

From Mandate to Achievement

Based on a five-step model, this guide helps school leaders establish the processes necessary to align curriculum to mandated standards, develop curriculum maps, and systematize instructional practices.

Deciding What to Teach and Test, ed. 3

Provides new insights for effective curriculum leadership, increasing student success, and closing the achievement gap.

Visual Arts Units for All Levels

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

Deeper Learning

Sparking Student Synapses 9-12

A practical guide to help high school educators adapt to a curriculum with an increasing focus on critical thinking.

Differentiated Instruction

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Differentiated Classroom, ed. 2

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

The 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.

Beyond Differentiated Instruction

This resource provides a guided, step-by-step framework for creating an effective differentiated instruction program. Included are case studies illustrating the how-to's of differentiated instruction, from planning through implementation and assessment; recommendations for appropriately structuring the pace and flow of instruction; guidance on when to use tiered instruction and accommodations; and classroom-ready templates, resources, and tools for each step of the process.

Differentiation for Real Classrooms

This resource helps educators identify a clear learning target, get to know their students as people and as learners, and understand how to vary the learning pathways to the same target for different learners.

Differentiating for the Young Child

This book includes new charts with high-to low-preparation strategies for differentiating lessons in math, science, social studies, and language arts. It presents new focus questions to help teachers clarify their own priorities and target student needs efficiently, and offers Web sites for further reference.

Personalized Learning

This book illustrates how to support students to take advantage of resources from the community, colleges, virtual platforms, and creative outlets to design their own education.

Student Teams That Get Results

With a focus on student collaboration and dialogue in differentiated classrooms, this guide offers more than 100 reproducible planning tools to help learners: improve critical thinking, scaffold critical layers of meaning, generalize and infer, integrate content, identify patterns, and increase adaptive and analytical reasoning.

Differentiated Instructional Strategies for Writing in the Content Areas, ed. 2

This book offers explicit strategies for differentiating writing instruction to help students learn content and develop as writers. The authors address how to create a climate for writing, use flexible groupings, differentiate instruction, and assess student writing.

Differentiated Instructional Strategies for the Block Schedule

Block scheduling offers a valuable opportunity to tailor differentiated teaching and learning styles to students. This reference will alleviate "idea block" and provide creative teaching strategies.

Differentiation at Work, K-5

With information for administrators and authentic tools for teachers, this hands-on resource demonstrates how student achievement increases when an entire school focuses on making differentiation work.

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.

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.

Digital Literacy

Researching in a Digital World

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

Authentic Learning in the Digital Age

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

Discovering Media Literacy

This book provides thought-provoking lesson plans that reach students of all backgrounds and abilities. It uses a wide range of technology tools, including the Internet, video, and mobile apps, combined with an emphasis on online safety and development of essential critical thinking skills, and materials for teacher professional development.

Developing Digital Literacies

Digital literacies are essential for managing information and communication in our rapidly changing world—but the old scattered approaches to introducing technology have left many teachers playing catch-up with their students. With this authentic, job-embedded professional development program, you’ll help K–12 teachers incorporate digital literacies into their classrooms once and for all.

Copyright Clarity

This guide presents principles for applying copyright law and the doctrine of fair use to 21st-century teaching and learning. It explores what is permissible in the classroom; fair use of digital materials such as images, music, movies, and Internet elements found on sites such as YouTube; trends in intellectual property law and copyright practices; and classroom projects using copyrighted materials. Published jointly with the National Council of Teachers of English.

Cyber Savvy

This guide integrates expertise in risk prevention, law, and education to provide a collaborative and positive process for teaching secondary students media literacy, safety, and “netiquette.”

Digital Community, Digital Citizen

This guide addresses how today's globally connected infosphere has broadened the definition of citizenship and its impact on educators, students, and parents.

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.

Digital Citizenship in Schools, ed. 2

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 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.

Safe Practices for Life Online, ed. 2

Offers practical advice to help middle and high school students stay safe online by making better choices and minimizing their risks. Updated to reflect today’s advances in technology, this guide contains dozens of classroom-tested exercises and links to websites, documents, and resources.

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.

Discipline/Behavior

Managing 21st Century Classrooms

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

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.

Responsible Classroom Management, Grades 6-12

Provides direction on implementing a team-based approach to schoolwide behavior management and reducing discipline problems in Grades 6 through 12.

School Discipline, Classroom Management, and Student Self-Management: A PBS Implementation Guide

Based on Project ACHIEVE, a national model of school effectiveness and continuous improvement program, this book shows how to help students who act out or shut down due to academic frustration or whose social and emotional issues keep them from achieving success in school. It provides a blueprint for Positive Behavior Support Systems (PBSS) implementation that integrates academics, instruction, and achievement with discipline, behavior management, and student self-management.

Rethinking Classroom Management, ed. 2

This book presents an approach that encourages teachers to reevaluate their beliefs, roles, and practices to engage students as partners in creating a supportive learning environment. It offers a unique perspective on classroom leadership that helps teachers address potential problems before learning is disrupted and shows how integrating leadership into daily classroom life enhances learning by strengthening students’ autonomy, self-esteem, and connectedness with others.

Motivating Defiant and Disruptive Students to Learn

This guide, for new and veteran teachers, offers easy-to-implement methods that help motivate and engage students, helps you set up your classroom to prevent disruptive behavior, help you stay calm in the face of adverse situations, help reduce the effect of misbehavior on other students’ learning, respond to inappropriate behavior effectively, and avoid burning out.

Preventing Problem Behaviors, ed. 2

This research-based guide offers specific strategies and plans for preventing problem behavior at both the classroom and school level.

8 Steps to Classroom Management Success

This guide provides a sequenced, cohesive plan for managing significant behavioral challenges.

Proactive Classroom Management, K-8

Provides teachers with general classroom operating principles and corresponding activities for establishing and maintaining classroom control.

Diversity/Multicultural

Memory at Work in the Classroom

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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".

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.

What Every Teacher Should Know About Diverse Learners, ed. 2

This book provides information about teaching learners from diverse racial, ethnic, socioeconomic, language, ability, and special needs backgrounds. It assimilates new data about how the brain processes information and provides tools for understanding and working with diverse students, including a cultural proficiency checklist, a vocabulary pretest and posttest, and a vocabulary summary.

Culture

This book takes on culture: the cultures we come from as individuals and the culture we foster in our schools. It uses real-life success stories as models to recognize inadvertent cultural biases increasing educators’ cultural competency, overcoming institutionalized factors that limit achievement, and implementing equitable practices that ensure individualized support for all students.

Creating a College Culture for Latino Students

This book provides guidance on creating a "college culture" in elementary, middle, and secondary schools, both within the classroom and throughout the building, working with families and community organizations to promote Latino students' school achievement and college goals, and best practices for coaching students, including five essentials for college preparedness.

Creating Culturally Considerate Schools

This book provides readers with essential tools for building a sturdy foundation of mutual respect upon which schools without bias can be constructed. Included are specific strategies for creating a school environment that gives voice and consideration to all students, shows interest, empathy, and respect for all staff members, advocates respect and reverence of individuality, and adapts innovative policies—despite resistance—that best serve the total school community.

Educating Latino Boys

Largely misunderstood and in many cases underserved, Latino boys often miss out on key academic opportunities for achievement and success in school. The author helps teachers and administrators understand the unique assets that this remarkable group of students brings into the school community and how to engage them as learners.

Simple Strategies for Teaching Children at Risk, K-5

This reference covers the author’s latest work and draws upon their field experiences within special education and psychology to offer K–5 teachers practical tools for building relationships with “at risk” children. Readers will discover simple strategies for developing students’ academic aptitude and social behavior as well as how to identify who is at risk for failure and why.

The Power of One

This interactive staff development resource helps educators deal with the main barriers—often personal assumptions or mind-sets—that can impede their progress with African American K–12 students.

Navigating Cultural Competence in Grades K-5

This guide helps ensure that young children feel welcome and that their cultures are valued. Included are strategies and activities.

Navigating Cultural Competence in Grades 6-12

The author’s eight-point cultural compass guides you in crafting a respectful and inclusive curriculum. Each chapter includes frequently asked questions, specific strategies and activities.

The Biracial and Multiracial Student Experience

Provides strategies for teaching biracial and multiracial students and deepens the reader's understanding of race, ethnicity, and the development of racial identities.

Developing Critical Cultural Competence

This book shows how to provide professional development for teachers that deepens their cultural understanding and includes activities for translating new knowledge into action.

Culturally Responsive Standards-Based Teaching, ed. 2

Provides detailed examples that show why and how to create culturally responsive, standards-based (CRSB) instruction in the classroom, schoolwide, and at the district level.

The Cultural Proficiency Journey

Shows how educators can develop a deeper personal understanding of cultural difference while building healthy schools that honor diversity.

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.

Educational Psychology

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.

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.

A Developmental Approach to Educating Young Children

Learn how current research and theory from educational psychology can be applied to create child-centered learning environments and developmentally appropriate practices in Pre-K through 3rd grade.

Developing Mindful Students, Skillful Thinkers, Thoughtful Schools

This book shows school leaders how to build a thinking culture within the entire learning community. Based on the research of the best proponents of critical thinking and aligned to one of the key goals of the Common Core State Standards, this practical guide provides numerous strategies to help teachers and leaders. Included are practical classroom strategies and illustrations, curriculum maps, and tools for developing students’ creativity and decision-making skills.

What Every Teacher Should Know About Student Motivation, ed. 2

Provides innovative practices for motivating even the most at-risk and reluctant K-12 students. This guide features an extended classroom example of motivational techniques in action and vocabulary pre- and post-tests for teachers.

ELL/ESL

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.

Teaching English Language Learners Across the Content Areas

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

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.

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.

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.

Differentiated Literacy Strategies for English Language Learners, Grades 7-12

This book provides a wealth of practical literacy strategies tailored for adolescents who have had interrupted formal education or come from newly arrived immigrant populations.

Differentiated Literacy Strategies for English Language Learners, Grades K-6

This guide provides an instructional and assessment framework for helping ELLS excel, including an array of strategies for teaching functional, content-area, technological, and innovative literacy.

Leading Academic Achievement for English Language Learners

This book shows how to shape a school culture conducive to high academic achievement for all students. An award-winning former principal and a professional development specialist provide the steps for developing teacher capacity, applying successful instructional practices, and advocating for ELLs.

Preventing Long-Term Els

Provides step-by-step instructions for integrating vocabulary and writing across the curriculum to improve students' learning.

Promoting Academic Achievement Among English Learners

Explores the research on promoting academic success among language-minority students.

Teaching Beginner ELLs Using Picture Books

This book provides all the tools you need to engage your English learners with picture books, including how to: design lesson plans around themed units, select appropriate picture books using specific criteria, incorporate fun and engaging strategies like singing and reenacting, and integrate picture-book learning to facilitate development of English Language Proficiency.

The Essential Guide for Educating Beginning English Learners

This book provides a framework for effectively reaching and teaching the growing population of beginning English learners.

Collaboration and Co-Teaching

Provides a step-by-step guide to making collaboration and co-teaching work for general education teachers and English as a second language (ESL) specialists to better serve the needs of English language learners (ELLs).

Transforming Schools for English Learners

Provides a comprehensive framework for educating a growing population of public school English learners.

ELL Sub collection (Corwin 10)

Transforming School Climate and Learning

This book details a comprehensive process for empowering students and teachers as school improvement leaders and "experts".

Differentiated Literacy Strategies for English Language Learners, Grades 7-12

This book provides a wealth of practical literacy strategies tailored for adolescents who have had interrupted formal education or come from newly arrived immigrant populations.

Differentiated Literacy Strategies for English Language Learners, Grades K-6

This guide provides an instructional and assessment framework for helping ELLS excel, including an array of strategies for teaching functional, content-area, technological, and innovative literacy.

Leading Academic Achievement for English Language Learners

This book shows how to shape a school culture conducive to high academic achievement for all students. An award-winning former principal and a professional development specialist provide the steps for developing teacher capacity, applying successful instructional practices, and advocating for ELLs.

Preventing Long-Term Els

Provides step-by-step instructions for integrating vocabulary and writing across the curriculum to improve students' learning.

Promoting Academic Achievement Among English Learners

Explores the research on promoting academic success among language-minority students.

Teaching Beginner ELLs Using Picture Books

This book provides all the tools you need to engage your English learners with picture books, including how to: design lesson plans around themed units, select appropriate picture books using specific criteria, incorporate fun and engaging strategies like singing and reenacting, and integrate picture-book learning to facilitate development of English Language Proficiency.

The Essential Guide for Educating Beginning English Learners

This book provides a framework for effectively reaching and teaching the growing population of beginning English learners.

Literacy Lessons, K-8

This guide helps K-8 teacher's advance student achievement in all areas of literacy, including reading, writing, speaking, listening, and viewing.

Experimental Methods

Learning in the Fast Lane

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

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.

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.

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.

10 Strategies for Doubling Student Performance

With case studies and tools, this book features ten research-based strategies for driving significant, measurable gains in student performance and turning around low-performing schools.

401 Practical Adaptations for Every Classroom

This book offers a valuable collection of modifications and accommodations for students with special needs.

Strategies for Learning

This book offers both general and special education secondary teachers a collection of field-tested learning strategies to help struggling students improve cross-curricular skills in areas that include vocabulary, reading, spelling, writing, math, word problems, grammar, foreign language, note taking, time management, and organization.

Making ALL Kids Smarter

Provides specific strategies for differentiating instruction within the general classroom to challenge all learners with more rigorous content and creativity.

Flipped Classroom

Flip Your Classroom

This guide provides information on what a flipped classroom is and why it works. Learn about the flipped mastery model, where students learn at their own pace, furthering opportunities for personalized education.

Game-based Learning

Teach Math with the Wii

This book provides game technology as a way to engage learners and connect with technology tools familiar to students. Teachers are using the Nintendo Wii as a tool to support math instruction allowing students to make real-life connections with math concepts.

Playing Games in School

Focuses on topics of why games should be a part of education, featuring the availability of games in four core subjects and physical education, selecting and integrating games in school, and alternate perspectives on game-based learning.

Independent Learning

Teaching the Core Skills of Listening & Speaking

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

Student-Led Discussions

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

Sparking Student Creativity

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

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.

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

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.

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.

Guided Instruction

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

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.

Facilitating Authentic Learning, Grades 6-12

Learn how to teach content and process at the same time, assess 21st-century skills, and engage students in higher-order thinking—all central aims of the Common Core.

High-Five Teaching, K-5

This resource offers strategies and sample lesson plans for putting the principles of Green Light classrooms into practice and engaging today’s digitally savvy students.

Lesson Planning

Time to Teach

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

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.

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.

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.

Strategic Writing Mini-Lessons for All Students, Grades 4-8

Covering four essential writing strategies—inventing, drafting, writing, and editing—the differentiated mini-lessons presented in this book include thematic linking lessons to the grade-level goals of the Common Core; adaptations for struggling writers, ELLs, and advanced writers; color-coding techniques, charts, art, and other visual tools; and specific guidance on developing students' confidence as writers and their ability to work independently.

Homework Done Right

This step-by-step guide shows teachers how homework assignments can connect with the curriculum and with students’ lives, including strategies and sample assignments for all grade levels.

Integrating the Performing Arts in Grades K-5

This book offers practical solutions to teaching the performing arts by integrating them into math, science, social studies, and language arts in Grades K–5.

Literacy

Engaging Minds in English Language Arts Classrooms

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

Vocab Rehab

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

Read, Write, Lead

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

Total Literacy Techniques

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Literacy Lessons, K-8

This guide helps K-8 teacher's advance student achievement in all areas of literacy, including reading, writing, speaking, listening, and viewing.

Literacy for Young Children

This book brings together reading research and learning standards to help teachers become informed decision makers about meeting the literacy needs of young students from diverse backgrounds.

Engaging Young Children With Informational Books

Providing young readers with a thorough grounding in nonfiction ensures that they acquire the background knowledge and vocabulary essential to their understanding of subjects like science and social studies. The authors have written this book to assist with this effort, covering topics such as criteria for choosing books, strategies for shared reading and reading aloud, informational writing activities, and ways to guide parent involvement.

Build the Brain for Reading, Grades 4-12

This guide will help teachers understand brain development and how it relates to all aspects of literacy, including phonemic awareness, vocabulary, writing, fluency, and comprehension. Along with classroom activities that build skills in these areas, the book also includes current research and theory.

Teach Reading, Not Testing

Presents research-based methodology for teaching children how to read, building on teachers’ expertise about best practice. Included are end-of-chapter quizzes and real-life scenarios, plus a full chapter on teaching literacy with special populations.

Catch a Falling Writer

Presents concise approaches for engaging and working with young writers who have challenges with language, vocabulary, fine-motor competency, grammar, diction, correct pencil grip, or letter/sound recognition.

Strategic Reading Groups

This book features a practical and field-tested model for small-group differentiated reading instruction in Grades 4–8. The authors offer a clear, detailed discussion of how to position this instruction inside middle school language arts or reading classrooms and simple, effective strategies for classroom management, groupings, and assessment.

Taking the Lead on Adolescent Literacy

This book provides educational leaders with a user-friendly and comprehensive planning process for developing a new literacy initiative—or for dramatically enhancing a current plan--that has the power not only to raise student performance levels but also to positively impact graduation rates, employability, and higher education success. The authors provide an array of resources to guide in-depth planning, implementation, and monitoring to ensure sustained results.

Tools Students Need to Be Skillful Writers

This sourcebook of sentence-level grammar activities is designed to give students explicit practice and confidence in writing a variety of sentence types effectively. It is a book of practical ideas to be shared by real teachers as they help students to study and practice the craft of writing, following standard written English and providing insights into the courtesies of consistent and accurate mechanics, spelling, and usage.

Unison Reading

Written as a guide to help teachers who are interested in implementing Unison Reading in their classrooms and schools, the book presents Unison Reading as both a method and a program, including practical guidance and solid theoretical support.

Building Content Literacy

This resource offers specific strategies teachers may use to incorporate reading, writing, and critical thinking throughout content instruction to increase learning.

Teaching Literacy in the Digital Age

This book provides activity ideas using a wide range of technologies for a number of language arts topics, such as storytelling, story analysis, report writing, persuasive writing, discussing literature, and vocabulary.

Bookmapping

Provides a cross-curricular tool that helps students not only develop a better understanding of places, cultures, and the books they are reading, but also make connections among the subjects they learn in school.

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.

Math

Engaging Minds in Science and Math Classrooms

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

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.

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.

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.

Strategies for Teaching Whole Number Computation

This book offers targeted instructional strategies based on the five NCTM process standards and includes four units, each containing: a diagnostic test in a multiple-choice format, an item analysis table that correlates incorrect test responses with student error patterns, supporting intervention activities, practice exercises for students with answer keys, and reflection questions for teachers to use in a professional development setting, workshop, or methods course.

Differentiating Math Instruction, K-8, ed. 3

This book blends the best of what technology has to offer with guidelines for meeting the objectives set forth by the Common Core. Every new innovation in math instruction is addressed including flipping math instruction, project-based learning, using Khan Academy in the classroom, educational gaming, and teaching for deeper conceptual understanding.

Styles and Strategies for Teaching Middle School Mathematics

Presenting four distinct mathematical learning styles—Mastery, Understanding, Self-Expressive, and Interpersonal—this book offers classroom-tested instructional strategies that can be mixed and matched to reach all learners. It explains how the strategies address NCTM process standards and students' learning styles; includes step-by-step directions, examples, and planning considerations; and offers ways to adapt each strategy to meet a variety of instructional demands.

Count Me In! K-5

Using research-based and field-tested methodology, this book helps elementary math teachers create programs for students with special needs, eliminating labels that stigmatize children and restrain instructors.

Succeeding at Teaching Secondary Mathematics

This resource helps beginning teachers get off to a great start by providing information on everything from assessment to standards-based teaching to student engagement strategies. Filled with practical strategies as well as helpful classroom vignettes that encourage thought-provoking discussions on teaching middle and high school mathematics, this guide shows teachers how to focus on the big ideas in teaching mathematics.

Visible Thinking in the K-8 Mathematics Classroom

Contains numerous grade-specific sample problems and instructional strategies for teaching essential concepts such as number sense, fractions, and estimation.

New Teachers

Stress-Busting Strategies for Teachers

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

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.

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.

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.

The New Teacher Toolbox, ed. 2

This is a guide for novice teachers that covers the essentials for getting off to a good start. This edition includes a number of new tips, from establishing an ideal classroom environment to making it through teacher evaluations.

Toolkit for Mentor Practice

This all-in-one resource combines data collection tools with a mentoring process that helps improve the confidence, practices, and effectiveness of new teachers.

From Lesson Plans to Power Struggles, Grades 6-12

Offering classroom management solutions for beginning secondary school teachers from their peers, this resource presents instructional/disciplinary cases and helps identify when problems relate to lesson delivery or discipline.

The New Elementary Teacher's Handbook, ed. 3

This book walks new teachers through their first days and offers tips on technology, differentiated instruction, and planning effective standards-based lessons.

Becoming a Win-Win Teacher

Addresses the issues new teachers face and provides practical ideas in a wide range of helpful topics, including what keeps so many schools rooted in win-lose philosophies and practices.

The Active Mentor

This guide stresses the importance of training new teachers to employ active classroom principles that ensure student engagement and achievement.

New Teacher-subcollection

Stress-Busting Strategies for Teachers

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

Becoming a Win-Win Teacher

Addresses the issues new teachers face and provides practical ideas in a wide range of helpful topics, including what keeps so many schools rooted in win-lose philosophies and practices.

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.

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.

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 Differentiated Classroom, ed. 2

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

From Lesson Plans to Power Struggles, Grades 6-12

Offering classroom management solutions for beginning secondary school teachers from their peers, this resource presents instructional/disciplinary cases and helps identify when problems relate to lesson delivery or discipline.

The New Elementary Teacher's Handbook, ed. 3

This book walks new teachers through their first days and offers tips on technology, differentiated instruction, and planning effective standards-based lessons.

40 Active Learning Strategies for the Inclusive Classroom, Grades K-5

Text explores ways of creating inclusive K-5 classrooms by utilizing such concepts as brain-based learning, differentiated instruction, and information processing.

Toolkit for Mentor Practice

This all-in-one resource combines data collection tools with a mentoring process that helps improve the confidence, practices, and effectiveness of new teachers.

Strategies for Successful Classroom Management

This practical resource offers the best motivational practices that make difficult students want to behave. This book emphasizes specific things to say and do to stop most problems before they start and how to handle disruptive student incidents without losing your dignity or attacking theirs.

The New Teacher Toolbox, ed. 2

This is a guide for novice teachers that covers the essentials for getting off to a good start. This edition includes a number of new tips, from establishing an ideal classroom environment to making it through teacher evaluations.

Parent/Community Involvement

How to Handle Hard-to-Handle Parents

This book helps develop specific skills for communicating with all parents, including parents who are difficult, angry, overprotective, or overbearing.

Leadership for Family and Community Involvement

This volume examines educators’ pivotal role in leading family and community involvement in school success.

A Parent’s Guide to Online Safety

The book covers the digital citizenship topics all parents should be aware of: online bullying, children's privacy, online gaming, social networks, and cell phones, among others.

Help Your Child Learn with Cell Phones and Web 2.0

Provides ideas for dozens of fun and engaging educational activities that can be done on almost any basic cell phone (a smartphone is not necessary).

PBL

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.

Reinventing Project-Based Learning

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

Intelligence Quest

This guide provides educators with a clear structure and specific goals for a technology-infused classroom.

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.

Reinventing Project-Based Learning, ed. 2

This book offers educators an accessible guide for maximizing the benefits of project-based learning in today's technology-rich learning environment.

PLCs

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.

From Staff Room to Classroom II

This book present 144 strategies for leading staff development workshops, professional learning communities, and staff meetings.

Leading Professional Learning Teams

Written for school leaders who are new to Profession Learning Teams (PLTs) and those who want to fine-tune their efforts, this resource is an invaluable tool for correlating staff development with your school’s improvement goals.

Building and Connecting Learning Communities

Ideal for school leaders and superintendents leading change efforts, this book describes how separate professional learning communities can be linked across schools by common instructional and learning issues to create dynamic networked learning communities (NLCs).

Bringing Your Learning Community to Life

This do-it-yourself guide offers specific tasks, exercises, and brief case studies to guide educators step by step through the process of establishing a PLC (Professional Learning Community) in nine to twelve months.

PLCs, DI and RTI

The text uses a tapestry analogy to weave together the critical topics of professional learning communities (PLCs), differentiation of instruction (DI), and response to intervention (RTI) to form a comprehensive framework for achieving continuous school improvement.

The Power of Teacher Networks

This step-by-step guide shows you how to create, manage, and sustain a teacher network or grow an existing one, and provides an easily adaptable model developed by The Teachers Network. The book includes teacher vignettes and director and advisors’ experiences in managing a network, plus a wealth of worksheets, tools, and resources to get you started.

The Practice of Authentic PLCs

Provides numerous strategies, activities, exercises, and guidance for PLC (Professional Learning Community) leaders, including FAQs and a troubleshooting guide to common obstacles.

PBIS

Encouragement in the Classroom

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

Poverty

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.

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.

Poverty Is NOT a Learning Disability

This book, offering an in-depth look at schools that have realized effective results in remarkable time frames, challenges educators and parents to consider how low expectations can affect student achievement—and emphasize optimism as a necessary tenet of schools' day-to-day teaching/learning programs and school-community relationships.

Culturally Proficient Education

This resource provides educators with the knowledge and skills to maximize educational opportunities for all students, independent of students' socioeconomic status.

Homelessness Comes to School

Outlines effective intervention programs and provides specific guidelines for teaching homeless students.

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.

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.

How RTI Works in Secondary Schools

Implementing Response to Intervention (RTI) in Grades 6–12 offers many unique challenges, but this comprehensive, research-based book provides secondary school administrators with the information, resources, and guidance necessary to use RTI for the benefit of struggling adolescent learners.

Jumpstart RTI

This book aims to assist teachers, principals, and district staff in efficiently and effectively implementing response-to-intervention (RTI) practices to improve an elementary school’s reading scores. It includes case studies, delivery models, practical tools, and analysis worksheets, and provides instructions for effectively implementing RTI in reading for all students, integrating diagnostic and curriculum-based measures, and measuring RTI’s impact on student learning.

Using RTI for School Improvement

This book helps educators identify students at risk, pinpoint effective strategies that address students' individual needs, and use assessment to monitor progress and adjust instruction. It offers an overview of Response to Intervention (RTI) and takes readers through each level of a three-tiered RTI pyramid geared to provide effective teaching practices for all learners. A joint publication with the Council for Exceptional Children.

A Comprehensive RTI Model

This guide helps educators leverage resources and build teams to improve student behavior and academic achievement school wide.

Tier 3 of the RTI Model

This detailed guide to tier 3 of the RTI model provides school psychologists and RTI teams with a case study approach to conducting intensive, comprehensive student evaluations. With step-by-step guidelines for Grades K–12, this resource demonstrates how to develop a specific case study for students who are struggling in the general classroom.

The RTI Startup Guide

This all-inclusive guide outlines the steps to establish an RTI (Response to Intervention) team and system, and provides the checklists, forms, templates, examples, and tools necessary to streamline implementation.

The Complete Guide to RTI

Provides an overview of RTI (response to intervention) to professional educators in K–12 schools and to teacher candidates in colleges and universities, demonstrating innovative ways to use RTI to inform instruction and guide curriculum development in inclusive classroom settings. Includes strategies, techniques, and checklists for evaluating existing programs and implementing RTI effectively.

RTI With Differentiated Instruction, Grades K-5

This guide examines the relationship between differentiated instruction and Response to Intervention/Instruction (RTI) through the eyes of the classroom teacher.

RTI With Differentiated Instruction, Grades 6-8

This book gives middle school teachers strategies for adapting assessments, curriculum, and instruction to student abilities.

Safety

Safe and Peaceful Schools

This book provides a variety of research-based techniques to help students, school counselors, psychologists, administrators, and other educators develop conflict resolution skills that reduce the need for disciplinary action.

Handling Student Frustrations

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

Cyber Savvy

This guide integrates expertise in risk prevention, law, and education to provide a collaborative and positive process for teaching secondary students media literacy, safety, and “netiquette.”

A Parent’s Guide to Online Safety

The book covers the digital citizenship topics all parents should be aware of: online bullying, children's privacy, online gaming, social networks, and cell phones, among others.

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.

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 Climate Change

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

No Place for Bullying

This text makes it easy for school administrators to implement the three critical components of effective leadership for school wide bullying prevention: the will to address the problem, the skill to lead others to help reduce and prevent bullying, and the follow-through to ensure that anti-bullying policies are established and sustained.

Responding to Cyber Bullying

Provides public school leaders with data-driven solutions for managing cyber bullying incidents.

When Kids Are Grieving

Helps educators understand and respond appropriately to students’ unique expressions of grief, facilitate effective interventions, and determine when to refer a child to a specialist.

School Discipline, Classroom Management, and Student Self-Management: A PBS Implementation Guide

Based on Project ACHIEVE, a national model of school effectiveness and continuous improvement program, this book shows how to help students who act out or shut down due to academic frustration or whose social and emotional issues keep them from achieving success in school. It provides a blueprint for Positive Behavior Support Systems (PBSS) implementation that integrates academics, instruction, and achievement with discipline, behavior management, and student self-management.

Managing 21st Century Classrooms

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

What to Do with the Kid Who...Developing Cooperation, Self-Discipline, and Responsibility in the Classroom, ed. 3

This book offers strategies and interventions to help K-12 teachers tackle the critical challenges of today's differentiated classroom and diverse student body. It uncovers current theories and research on classroom management and provides a wide range of user-friendly methods to help teachers proactively address common disciplinary issues before they become major problems.

Dignity for All

This book provides professional development ideas and real-life vignettes that will help educational leaders foster a more caring school culture not only for LGBT students, but for all students.

Culturally Considerate School Counseling

This guidebook cultivates “cultural competence,” integrates ASCA National Model standards, and provides strategies for exploring each student’s individuality and responding accordingly.

Why Great Teachers Quit

Features analysis of the teacher retention problem, and provides suggestions for administrators and policy makers to keep good teachers in the classroom.

Transforming School Climate and Learning

This book details a comprehensive process for empowering students and teachers as school improvement leaders and "experts".

From Silos to Systems

This handbook provides specific application steps for engaging all staff in a systematic approach to addressing problems and creating a positive school climate.

Homelessness Comes to School

Outlines effective intervention programs and provides specific guidelines for teaching homeless students.

Preventing Problem Behaviors, ed. 2

This research-based guide offers specific strategies and plans for preventing problem behavior at both the classroom and school level.

Positive Behavior Support at the Tertiary Level

Helps teachers develop a better understanding of their impact on students' behavior and empowers them to make positive changes.

Motivating Defiant and Disruptive Students to Learn

This guide, for new and veteran teachers, offers easy-to-implement methods that help motivate and engage students, helps you set up your classroom to prevent disruptive behavior, help you stay calm in the face of adverse situations, help reduce the effect of misbehavior on other students’ learning, respond to inappropriate behavior effectively, and avoid burning out.

Managing the Cycle of Meltdowns for Students With Autism Spectrum Disorder

This book’s seven-phase model, which is similar to positive behavior support, helps teachers pinpoint specific behaviors, develop interventions at each phase, and create an individualized behavior support plan.

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.

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.

A Comprehensive RTI Model

This guide helps educators leverage resources and build teams to improve student behavior and academic achievement school wide.

School Culture

School Climate Change

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

Dignity for All

This book provides professional development ideas and real-life vignettes that will help educational leaders foster a more caring school culture not only for LGBT students, but for all students.

Safe and Peaceful Schools

This book provides a variety of research-based techniques to help students, school counselors, psychologists, administrators, and other educators develop conflict resolution skills that reduce the need for disciplinary action.

Creative Strategies to Transform School Culture

Presents strategies to improve school culture, including activities for developing collaborative work relationships, dealing appropriately with conflict, and fostering rapport.

Transforming School Climate and Learning

This book details a comprehensive process for empowering students and teachers as school improvement leaders and "experts".

Science/STEM

Engineering Essentials for STEM Instruction

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

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.

Secrets to Success for Science Teachers

This guide provides new and seasoned teachers with practical ideas, strategies, and insights to help address essential topics in effective science teaching, including emphasizing inquiry, building literacy, implementing technology, using a wide variety of science resources, and maintaining student safety.

Differentiating Science Instruction and Assessment for Learners with Special Needs, K-8

This book provides suggestions, guidelines, and examples of things teachers can do to make science activities and assessments more accessible to their K-8 students with special needs.

Differentiated Science Inquiry

Offers examples filled with helpful how-to's for modifying existing activities and labs for effective instruction.

Language and Literacy in Inquiry-Based Science Classrooms, Grades 3-8

Offers effective strategies that can be implemented immediately for science teachers of students in Grades 3-8. Provides ideas, aligned with national science education standards, for incorporating language analysis and science literature into inquiry-based science classrooms.

What Successful Science Teachers Do

This guide describes 75 research-based strategies and outlines best practices for inquiry-oriented science learning.

Connecting Students to STEM Careers

Provides teachers with technological ways to find STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) professionals around the world who are willing to interact with their students.

Getting Started with LEGO Robotics

Presents LEGO Robotics in a manageable, organized way so that you learn what it is, what student activities look like, how to begin, how to manage a class, and how robotics relate to standards.

GPS and Geocaching in Education

Provides an introduction to GPS and geocaching to learn where to find geocaches, how they are placed, what to do when you locate one, and what GPS tools you'll need to use.

SEL PD Support

Developing Mindful Students, Skillful Thinkers, Thoughtful Schools

This book shows school leaders how to build a thinking culture within the entire learning community. Based on the research of the best proponents of critical thinking and aligned to one of the key goals of the Common Core State Standards, this practical guide provides numerous strategies to help teachers and leaders. Included are practical classroom strategies and illustrations, curriculum maps, and tools for developing students’ creativity and decision-making skills.

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.

Safe and Peaceful Schools

This book provides a variety of research-based techniques to help students, school counselors, psychologists, administrators, and other educators develop conflict resolution skills that reduce the need for disciplinary action.

Handling Student Frustrations

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

When Kids Are Grieving

Helps educators understand and respond appropriately to students’ unique expressions of grief, facilitate effective interventions, and determine when to refer a child to a specialist.

Bullying and Students With Disabilities

Drawing on extensive studies on bullying in schools, this book provides a research-based overview to understand bullying. Additionally, this book shows how to identify bullies and victims and implement an effective and inclusive bullying prevention program.

No Place for Bullying

This text makes it easy for school administrators to implement the three critical components of effective leadership for school wide bullying prevention: the will to address the problem, the skill to lead others to help reduce and prevent bullying, and the follow-through to ensure that anti-bullying policies are established and sustained.

Writing the Playbook

This step-by-step, research-based leadership plan for jump-starting boys' achievement, provides critical insight into the brain-based differences between boys and girls, first-hand leadership and classroom experiences, and ready-to-use activities and resources for leading a successful gap-closing initiative.

Teaching the 3 Cs: Creativity, Curiosity, and Courtesy

Nurture enthusiastic learners, promote school readiness, and meet state standards by integrating creativity, curiosity, and courtesy into the curriculum through developmentally appropriate, fun activities.

Becoming an Emotionally Intelligent Teacher

This guide shows how self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, social awareness, and relationship management can help teachers increase their effectiveness in the classroom.

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.

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.

The Frazzled Teacher’s Wellness Plan, ed. 2

This wellness plan for today's busy teachers was crafted by an educator and a nurse who is familiar with the daily, weekly, and yearly stresses of the academic calendar. It offers a five-step program to help achieve a healthier lifestyle.

Culturally Considerate School Counseling

This guidebook cultivates “cultural competence,” integrates ASCA National Model standards, and provides strategies for exploring each student’s individuality and responding accordingly.

Stress-Busting Strategies for Teachers

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

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.

Motivating Defiant and Disruptive Students to Learn

This guide, for new and veteran teachers, offers easy-to-implement methods that help motivate and engage students, helps you set up your classroom to prevent disruptive behavior, help you stay calm in the face of adverse situations, help reduce the effect of misbehavior on other students’ learning, respond to inappropriate behavior effectively, and avoid burning out.

Encouragement in the Classroom

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

School Climate Change

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

Boosting ALL Children's Social and Emotional Brain Power

This text demonstrates how educators can positively influence the development of students’ social and emotional intelligence, including strengthening essential skills such as empathy, self-management and problem-solving. This research-based approach includes techniques such as classroom exercises that are grouped by age but adaptable for all grade levels, lively activities that keep students engaged, and valuable content for anti-bullying initiatives and counseling programs.

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.

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.

Managing the Cycle of Meltdowns for Students With Autism Spectrum Disorder

This book’s seven-phase model, which is similar to positive behavior support, helps teachers pinpoint specific behaviors, develop interventions at each phase, and create an individualized behavior support plan.

School Discipline, Classroom Management, and Student Self-Management: A PBS Implementation Guide

Based on Project ACHIEVE, a national model of school effectiveness and continuous improvement program, this book shows how to help students who act out or shut down due to academic frustration or whose social and emotional issues keep them from achieving success in school. It provides a blueprint for Positive Behavior Support Systems (PBSS) implementation that integrates academics, instruction, and achievement with discipline, behavior management, and student self-management.

Positive Behavior Support at the Tertiary Level

Helps teachers develop a better understanding of their impact on students' behavior and empowers them to make positive changes.

Hanging In

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

The Resilient Teacher

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

From Difficult Teachers...to Dynamic Teams

Based on interviews with experienced principals, this book helps leaders examine the causes of negative staff behavior and build a culture of shared leadership, collegiality, and teamwork.

Time to Teach

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

Special Education

The General Educator's Guide to Special Education, ed. 3

This handbook offers strategies, recommendations, and answers to questions that help general education classroom teachers provide the best support for all students.

Educating Young Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders

This authoritative guide for practitioners—early interventionists, teachers, school counselors and psychologists—provides practical strategies for addressing the unique needs of children on the autism spectrum and their families. A joint publication with the National Association of School Psychologists.

Strategy Instruction for Middle and Secondary Students with Mild Disabilities

This resource features evidence-based strategies for teaching vocabulary, reading, written language, math, and science, as well as study skills, textbook skills, and self-regulation. It provides informal assessments for every content area or skill addressed, case studies that link assessment results, IEP goals, and learning strategies, and application activities with questions and suggested responses.

Using RTI to Teach Literacy to Diverse Learners, K-8

This book shows K–8 teachers how to build the literacy skills of diverse learners, including those with disabilities and those from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds, in inclusive classrooms.

40 Active Learning Strategies for the Inclusive Classroom, Grades K-5

Text explores ways of creating inclusive K-5 classrooms by utilizing such concepts as brain-based learning, differentiated instruction, and information processing.

41 Active Learning Strategies for the Inclusive Classroom, Grades 6-12

Maximize learning for all learners with this compilation of strategies that engage secondary students, develop 21st century skills, and improve literacy across a variety of content areas.

Building Student Resilience

This guide shows how school leaders and teachers can help at-risk students rebound from risk and develop personal resiliency.

Mentorship of Special Educators

Offers a contemporary, practical, and ready-to-use handbook for professionals who provide support and mentorship to special education teachers.

Teaching Adolescents with Autism

Offers practical strategies and heartfelt insights on teaching students with autism, with personal stories that illustrate and reinforce strategies in a tangible way. Important concepts are augmented with bulleted lists, tables, figures, photographs, and cartoons drawn by a student with autism.

Academic Instruction for Students with Moderate and Severe Intellectual Disabilities in Inclusive Classrooms

This book provides approaches, information, and ideas for teachers of students with moderate to severe disabilities in general education classrooms.

Managing the Cycle of Meltdowns for Students With Autism Spectrum Disorder

This book’s seven-phase model, which is similar to positive behavior support, helps teachers pinpoint specific behaviors, develop interventions at each phase, and create an individualized behavior support plan.

Powerful Practices for High-Performing Special Educators

This resource addresses the unique challenges faced by special education teachers in today’s inclusive classrooms by offering powerful, research-based tools and strategies.

Teaching Diverse Learners

Covering cultural and linguistic diversity as well as special educational needs, this guide helps teachers set up an inclusive classroom; adapt curriculum, instruction, and assessment; and more.

Inclusion Strategies for Secondary Classrooms, ed. 2

This book identifies "locks" to learning and provides targeted strategies, or "keys" that unlock learning barriers for adolescents with disabilities and other learning challenges.

Inclusion Strategies That Work! Research-Based Methods for the Classroom, ed. 2

This comprehensive handbook includes new information on national mandates affecting special education and a wealth of teaching strategies supported by the latest research.

Managing ADHD in the K-8 Classroom

This guide provides clear-cut behavioral intervention strategies for dealing with everything from general behavior challenges to specific issues related to ADHD.

Positive Behavior Support at the Tertiary Level

Helps teachers develop a better understanding of their impact on students' behavior and empowers them to make positive changes.

Seven Steps to Separating Difference From Disability

Shows how educators can adapt the widely used Response to Intervention (RTI) model to make sound decisions regarding a student's education.

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.

Standards

A Differentiated Approach to the Common Core

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

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 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 Middle School Mathematics

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

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.

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.

Opening the Common Core

This book will show you how to leverage the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) to equip all students—not just high achievers—with the higher-level thinking skills they need.

Aligning Your Curriculum to the Common Core State Standards

This book outlines the process for building a guaranteed and viable local curriculum based on the CCSS, and includes a system for creating local standards from the CCS, methods for connecting the common, formative assessments to quarterly instructional objectives, and ways to scaffold learning expectations.

Making the Common Core Standards Work

This practical guide offers a blueprint for implementing and exceeding the new standards using very targeted professional development.

Making Technology Standards Work for You, ed. 3

Provides educational leaders with the latest tools and resources for creating both a vision and a process for school reform.

A Constructivist Approach to the National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers

This book helps prospective and practicing teachers integrate existing, new, and emerging technologies into their curriculum.

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.

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 Administrators

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

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.

Talented & Gifted

The Differentiated Classroom, ed. 2

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

Hanging In

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

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.

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.

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.

What to Do with the Kid Who...Developing Cooperation, Self-Discipline, and Responsibility in the Classroom, ed. 3

This book offers strategies and interventions to help K-12 teachers tackle the critical challenges of today's differentiated classroom and diverse student body. It uncovers current theories and research on classroom management and provides a wide range of user-friendly methods to help teachers proactively address common disciplinary issues before they become major problems.

Teaching to Capture and Inspire All Learners

This resource provides practical guidelines for influencing school culture and inspiring higher student performance based on understanding today's learners. The book provides strategies and tested techniques that have transformed struggling schools into national and state blue-ribbon winners.

Creative Scheduling for Diverse Populations in Middle and High School

An essential resource for any administrator working with diverse populations, this book zeroes in on effective planning for a wide range of programs, including RTI, credit recovery, special education, second language learning, career-technical education, work-study, Advanced Placement, and International Baccalaureate.

Because We Can Change the World, ed. 2

Provides a unique vision of elementary classrooms that allow all children to experience academic success by structuring democratic classrooms as models of diversity, cooperation, and inclusion.

Effective Collaboration for Educating the Whole Child

Examines collaboration between educators to successfully teach children with complex learning needs, both with and without identified disabilities.

Teacher Development

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.

Handling Student Frustrations

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

West Meets East

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

Learning From Coaching

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

The Resilient Teacher

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Purposeful Co-Teaching

This book integrates the vital components of interpersonal skills, content knowledge, instructional design, and teaching philosophy to guide educators toward the smooth collaboration of a full, mature co-teaching relationship.

Tools for Teaching in the Block

This book offers an alternative to the usual lecture format to help teachers create coherent, effective lessons for extended blocks of instructional time. It enables educators to take advantage of block scheduling to promote reading, writing, and critical thinking in adolescents.

The Frazzled Teacher’s Wellness Plan, ed. 2

This wellness plan for today's busy teachers was crafted by an educator and a nurse who is familiar with the daily, weekly, and yearly stresses of the academic calendar. It offers a five-step program to help achieve a healthier lifestyle.

Fanatically Formative

This book traces the journey of a teacher as she works through the challenges of formative assessment and responsive instruction to discover the practices that will help her students succeed. K-3 teachers and administrators will learn how to: set clear, attainable learning outcomes, make teaching responsive to the whole child, monitor student progress toward essential skills, build a positive classroom and school culture, and collaborate to help young children succeed.

Reach Before You Teach

This book, packed with real-life examples and results-delivering exercises, supplies educators with the all-important skills to connect with students so academic and life success feels more attainable.

Strategies for Successful Classroom Management

This practical resource offers the best motivational practices that make difficult students want to behave. This book emphasizes specific things to say and do to stop most problems before they start and how to handle disruptive student incidents without losing your dignity or attacking theirs.

Teaching to Capture and Inspire All Learners

This resource provides practical guidelines for influencing school culture and inspiring higher student performance based on understanding today's learners. The book provides strategies and tested techniques that have transformed struggling schools into national and state blue-ribbon winners.

The Educator's Field Guide

This book covers all four key cornerstones of effective teaching—organization, classroom management, instruction, and assessment—and offers a bridge from college to classroom with a hearty dose of practical guidance for teachers who aspire to greatness. At a time when school leaders are pressed to hire and retain high-quality teachers, this guidebook is indispensable for defining and nurturing the qualities teachers strive for and students deserve.

U-Turn Teaching

This book builds on what researchers have discovered about how the adolescent brain learns best, and shows how those discoveries directly relate to effective classroom teaching. Now teachers can engage all students and help them make a U-turn by applying these four principles of brain-based learning: building and maintaining trust, creating a collaborative community, taking a TEAMing approach, and priming the positive environment.

What Successful Teachers Do, ed. 2

Written for novice and seasoned professionals alike, this book provides research-based best practices and practical applications that promote strong instruction and classroom management. The authors translate the latest research into 101 effective strategies for new and veteran K–12 teachers. Updated throughout, and with an entirely new chapter on supporting reading and literacy, this edition presents the strategies in a user-friendly format.

A Teacher's Guide to Change

Provides a step-by-step approach that engages K-12 teachers in learning to prepare for change, which enhances their career satisfaction and professional effectiveness.

Promising Practices for Elementary Teachers

Offers educators tools to break the cycle of failure for students who are unsuccessful in school, including alternative instructional strategies, practices for vulnerable children, and more.

Teaching for Wisdom, Intelligence, Creativity, and Success

Provides instructional and assessment guidelines for strengthening students’ higher-order thinking and reasoning skills.

The Teacher's Journey

Earmarked with the milestones, challenges and decisions that every educator faces, this book is indispensable for building meaningful relationships while nurturing your own passion for teaching.

Collaborating With Students in Instruction and Decision Making

This book offers practical strategies for empowering students as co-teachers, decision makers, and advocates.

Engaged Learning

Based on the idea of “flow”—a state of intrinsic control, curiosity, interest, and inquiry—this book provides strategies for encouraging students to become motivated, engaged learners.

Everything but Teaching

This guide provides indispensable tips for time management, grading practices with clear feedback, productive meetings with students, parents, or colleagues, effective recordkeeping, and streamlined procedures.

MORE Best Practices for Middle School Classrooms

Award-winning teachers describe their successful practices for effectively managing classrooms, using technology, and teaching across the curriculum at the middle school level.

MORE Best Practices for High School Classrooms

Outstanding high school teachers share award-winning practices for managing classrooms and using technology, and for teaching science, mathematics, language arts, social studies, music, art, and physical education.

Teaching the 3 Cs: Creativity, Curiosity, and Courtesy

Nurture enthusiastic learners, promote school readiness, and meet state standards by integrating creativity, curiosity, and courtesy into the curriculum through developmentally appropriate, fun activities.

The Active Classroom Field Book

Expanding on the strategies in The Active Classroom, the author shares the stories of teachers who have successfully implemented active teaching methods in their classrooms to engage students in learning.

Becoming an Emotionally Intelligent Teacher

This guide shows how self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, social awareness, and relationship management can help teachers increase their effectiveness in the classroom.

Teaching With the Tools Kids Really Use

This book gives educators a solid approach for capitalizing on readily available technologies and opens up rich teaching and learning opportunities for today's classrooms.

Teacher Leadership

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.

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.

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.

Peer Coaching

This guide trains teachers to help each other refine their classroom strategies and tailor them to 21st Century needs. Insights include how peer coaching involves much more than just one teacher offering another advice, how a coaching relationship is first built on trust, and then on the willingness to take risks, and why peer coaching should focus on adapting teaching methods to the technological future of education.

Becoming a Legendary Teacher

Examining key characteristics that make teachers extraordinary, this resource demonstrates how educators can motivate students and create positive classroom environments.

Mirror Images

This book takes a comprehensive look at what teacher leadership means today and how teachers can transform the future of their profession. Included are ten iconic images of teacher leadership roles to help teachers move beyond teaching as they were taught.

Teacher Leader Stories

This guide will help teachers strengthen their leadership skills, optimize student learning, and enhance the profession.

Technology_

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.

Teaching with Tablets

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

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.

Mobile Learning for All

With this all-in-one resource, you will gain a practical toolkit to empower all your students. Learn how to get the most from your iPad by using its built-in accessibility features in conjunction with Universal Design for Learning guidelines.

Cool Tech Tools for Lower Tech Teachers

This resource describes how exactly you can use tools like web quests, wikis, social networking apps, and podcasts to enhance your lessons and keep kids engaged.

The Socially Networked Classroom

This book demonstrates how pioneering teachers have successfully integrated screen-based literacies into their instruction. This book includes real-world activities and lesson examples with assignment sheets, assessments, and rubrics, ideas on fostering collaborative learning using blogs, wikis, nings, and other interactive media, and tips on Internet safety, blogging etiquette, protected blogging sites, and more.

The Teacher’s Guide to Media Literacy

This book provides concrete, innovative ways to integrate media literacy across the curriculum and teach students to be independent, skilled, and reflective thinkers. Through dozens of suggested activities, teaching strategies, and lessons, this book's unique vision allows schools to integrate media literacy into teaching at all grade levels and core content areas.

Leading the Technology-Powered School

Offers a cut-to-the-chase approach for busy principals who want to successfully lead with technology for enhanced student learning. Includes strategies for building capacity.

Smarter Clicking

Designed to support appropriate use of technology for teaching and learning, this resource helps school leaders create, implement, and maintain effective instructional technology policies.

Teaching Tech-Savvy Kids

This book focuses on the intricate and maturing relationship between youth and their digital media practices and how they may be integrated into the classroom for learning purposes.

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 Coordinator’s Handbook, ed. 2

Written for both working technology coordinators and those preparing to enter the profession, this reference provides leaders with the information and resources they need to effectively manage school and district technology operations.

Bring Your Own Learning

This book tells Lenny Schad's story of leading his large Texas school district through a program of inclusion, where it no longer matters what technology is being used or who owns the device. What matters is that students learn in the ways that make sense to them and their teachers. Schad discusses what worked and what needed to be reworked in his district.

Personalized Learning

This text demonstrates how personalized learning with technology can be used to meet the needs of all learners, from gifted students to students with disabilitie, and how it can help achieve school goals. It concludes with a step-by-step guide for planning a school-wide personalized learning initiative.

Web 2.0, ed. 2

From Google tools and virtual environments to apps such as SoundCloud, this edition introduces an expanded list of Web 2.0 tools for the classroom. It leads educators through classroom and professional applications that help improve student and teacher learning.

Technology Together

This book aims to cultivate a digital age school that, through a supportive culture and curious, capable staff, can successfully integrate technology; a 10-step process and accompanying checklist for implementing Technology Together.

From Inspiration to Red Carpet

Provides an overview of how digital video production can be used in the classroom and the impact it has on student writing and digital literacy skills.

Serious Comix

This book can help students at all levels overcome reading and writing difficulties by improving their literacy skills in an environment that fosters learning, collaboration, and creativity.

Interactive Whiteboards in the Elementary Classroom

Learn how interactive whiteboards (IWBs) can increase student engagement and motivation and learn how best to incorporate IWBs in teaching.

Digital Connections in the Classroom

This book offers a foundational look at the internet and a better understanding of how it can be used to promote learning. Each chapter is dedicated to an important area of internet use in the classroom, including critical information literacy, telecollaborative projects, web 2.0, search engines, and digital citizenship.

Making Connections with Blogging

This guide provides step -by-step instructions on how to blog, how to get ideas for your curriculum area, and understand how to manage blogging in the classroom.

Media Literacy in the K-12 Classroom

This book shows how to bring media literacy into the classroom—whether that classroom is English language arts, social studies, health, or any other subject—to teach students skills that enable them to become knowledgeable media consumers and producers.

Revolutionizing Education through Technology

This book provides the facts on what works, what makes a successful leader, what proper educational technology implementation looks like, and what cost savings to expect. Includes a vision of schools of the future, where student learning is self-directed and self-paced.

Cell Phones in the Classroom

Provides practical ways teachers and administrators from schools around the world are using cell phones for classroom projects, homework assignments, and communication with parents.

Considerations on Technology and Teachers

Features a collection of some of the best research articles from the Journal of Research on Technology in Education (JRTE). Topics include the impact of project-based learning on teachers' technology use, e-portfolios in teacher education, and the outcomes of a campus 1-to-1 laptop program.

Considerations on Educational Technology Integration

Offers some of the best JRTE (Journal of Research on Technology in Education) articles that focus on classroom technology integration, demonstrating how research can be used to connect theory to practice, moving education forward.

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.

Interactive Videoconferencing

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

IT's Elementary! Integrating Technology in the Primary Grades

This book discusses specific strategies for effectively incorporating technology in the elementary classroom.

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.

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 Technology Director's Guide to Leadership

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Toys to Tools

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

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.

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.

Web 2.0

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

Whole Child

Engaging Minds in Social Studies Classrooms

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

Engaging Minds in the Classroom

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

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.

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

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 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.

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.

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?.

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.

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.

Developing a Learning Classroom

This book explores how to create a thriving, learning-centered classroom through three critical concepts: relationships, relevance, and rigor.

Teaching Advanced Learners in the General Education Classroom

Provides practical tools for differentiating instruction for advanced learners with existing resources in specific content areas that benefit all students.

Writing Skills

Deeper Writing

Make writing time really count with 45 easy-to-use quick writes, carefully selected mentor texts for inspiration, and guidelines for crafting your own original quick writes.