ASCD Bundle 9

17,000 Classroom Visits Can’t Be Wrong

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

Better Than Carrots or Sticks

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

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

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

School Culture Rewired

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

Complex Text Decoded

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

10 Steps to Managing Change in Schools

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

5 Myths About Classroom Technology

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

A Better Approach to Mobile Devices

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

Ditch the Daily Lesson Plan

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

Freedom to Fail

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

Getting Started with Blended Learning

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

Igniting Teacher Leadership

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

The Power of Extreme Writing

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

Real Engagement

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

Real-World Projects

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

Retaining New Teachers

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

Solving 25 Problems in Unit Design

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

STEM Leadership

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

Teacher Teamwork

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

Teaching the 4Cs with Technology

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

Teaching Students to Self-Assess

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

Unlocking Student Potential

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

Balanced Leadership for Powerful Learning

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

A Close Look at Close Reading

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

A Close Look at Close Reading

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

Differentiation in Middle and High School

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

Formative Classroom Walkthroughs

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

How to Make Decisions with Different Kinds of Student Assessment Data

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

Leading for DIfferentiation

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

The Motivated Brain

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

The Principal 50

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

Questioning for Classroom Discussion

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

Rethinking Grading

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

Setting the Standard for Project Based Learning

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

Teach, Reflect, Learn

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

ASCD Bundle 8

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.

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 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.

Sparking Student Creativity

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

The Data-Driven Classroom

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

A Differentiated Approach to the Common Core

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

Encouragement in the Classroom

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

Handling Student Frustrations

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

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.

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.

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.

Researching in a Digital World

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

School Climate Change

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Engaging Minds in English Language Arts Classrooms

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

Engaging Minds in 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.

Engaging Minds in Science and Math Classrooms

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

Engaging Minds in Social Studies Classrooms

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

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).

Hanging In

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

How to Design Questions and Tasks to Assess Student Thinking

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

How 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

ASCD Bundle 6

100+ Ways to Recognize & Reward Your School Staff

Provides school administrators with practical, easy-to-use, and inexpensive ways to reward and recognize the efforts of their staff. More than 100 ideas are divided into three categories based on the amount of effort they require.

Aim High, Achieve More

This book helps bridge the divide that separates urban students from their birthright of a high-quality education.

Assignments Matter

This book explains the critical differences among “assignments,” “activities,” and “assessments” and thoroughly describes the key elements of an assignment: prompts, rubrics, products, and instructional plans.

Classroom Instruction that Works, ed. 2

This book draws on the research and developments of the following decade to reanalyze and reevaluate the teaching strategies that have the most positive effect on student learning.

Common Core Standards for High School English Language Arts

This book provides a succinct, all-in-one look at the content, structure, terminology, and emphases of the Common Core standards for English language arts and literacy at the high school level.

Common Core Standards for High School Mathematics

This book provides a succinct, all-in-one look at the structure, terminology, and emphases of the Common Core mathematics standards for high school, including the areas that represent the most significant changes.

Common Core Standards for Middle School English Language Arts

This book provides a succinct, all-in-one look at the content, structure, terminology, and emphases of the Common Core standards for English language arts at the middle school level.

The Core Six

This book provides the best strategies to increase student engagement and achievement and prepare students for college and career.

A Handbook for Classroom Instruction that Works, ed. 2

This book provides instructional strategies and lets you choose among strategies presented for those that interest you and fit your classroom needs. Exercises help you check your understanding and rubrics help you to assess the effectiveness of the strategy with your students.

How to Create a Culture of Achievement in Your School and Classroom

This book provides research tools that will help create a culture of achievement, so that your school or classroom is the best it can be. After reading this book, you’ll see why culture makes the difference between a school that enables success for all students and a school that merely houses those students during the school day.

Learning Targets

This book situates learning targets in a theory of action that students, teachers, principals, and central-office administrators can use to unify their efforts to raise student achievement and create a culture of evidence-based, results-oriented practice.

Minding the Achievement Gap One Classroom at a Time

This book identifies small, specific adjustments to planning, teaching, and assessment practices that will support more effective learning in every student, every day, and help close the achievement gap on a classroom-by-classroom basis.

Neurodiversity in the Classroom

This book focuses on five categories of special needs: learning disabilities, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, autism, intellectual disabilities, and emotional and behavioral disorders.

Overcoming Textbook Fatigue

This book shows how educators can reclaim the curriculum by shifting the textbook from sole source to resource. Advice is also provided on using Common Core State Standards throughout the school and in the classroom.

Teaching Reading in the Content Areas, ed. 3

This book seeks to help educators understand how to teach reading in their respective disciplines, choose the best reading strategies from the vast array available, and positively influence student learning.

Turning High-Poverty Schools into High-Performing Schools

This book provides lessons on what schools do to help students succeed—and how you and your school can adopt the same practices--no matter what socioeconomic climate students live in.

Understanding How Young Children Learn

This book provides tips and processes that inspire or propel learning to help teachers design their curriculum and pedagogy.

The Understanding by Design Guide to Advanced Concepts in Creating and Reviewing Units

This guide offers instructional modules on how to refine units created using Understanding by Design (UbD) and how to effectively review the units using self-assessment and peer review, along with observation and supervision.

Using Technology with Classroom Instruction that Works, ed. 2

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.

When Teaching Gets Tough

This book offers practical strategies teachers can use to help reclaim and sustain energy and enthusiasm for teaching.

A World-Class Education

This book discusses what the best school systems in the world are doing right for the purpose of identifying what U.S. schools, at the national, state, and local level, might do differently and better.

ASCD Bundle 3

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.

Habits of Mind Across the Curriculum

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

How to 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.

The Inspired Teacher

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

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.

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?.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

A Handbook for the Art and Science of Teaching

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

The 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.

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".

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

ASCD Bundle 2

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

ASCD Bundle 1

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 Learning Leader

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

The Differentiated Classroom

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

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 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.

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.

The Teacher Quality Index

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

ISTE Bundle 7

Digital Citizenship in Schools, ed. 3

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

Flipped Learning for English Instruction

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

Flipped Learning for Math Instruction

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

Flipped Learning for Science Instruction

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

Flipped Learning for Social Studies

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

Get Active

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

Integrating Technology in the Classroom

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

Let's Get Social

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

Securing the Connected Classroom

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

Technology, Reading & Digital Literacy

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

ISTE Bundle 6

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

ISTE Bundle 3

101 Best Websites for Principals, ed. 3

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


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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

ISTE Bundle 2

Interactive Videoconferencing

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Visual Arts Units for All Levels

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

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.

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.

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 Technology Coordinator's Handbook

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

The Technology Director's Guide to Leadership

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.

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.

ISTE Bundle 1

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.

Differentiating Instruction with Technology in K-5 Classrooms

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

Differentiating Instruction with Technology in Middle School Classrooms

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.

Digital Citizenship in Schools

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

Digital 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.

National Educational Technology Standards for Administrators

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

National Educational Technology Standards for Students, ed. 2

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

National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers, ed. 2

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.

Reinventing Project-Based Learning

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

NSTA Collection 1

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

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

Bringing STEM to the Elementary Classroom

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

Once Upon an Earth Science Book

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

Creative Writing in Science

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

Reimagining the Science Department

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

Argument-Driven Inquiry in Biology

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

Argument-Driven Inquiry in Chemistry

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

Argument-Driven Inquiry in Life Science

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

Becoming a Responsive Science Teacher

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

Citizen Science

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

Diagnosis for Classroom Success, Teacher Edition

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

Doing Good Science in Middle School

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

Even More Picture-Perfect Science Lessons

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

Exemplary College Science Teaching

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

Exemplary Science

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

Exemplary STEM Programs

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

Hard-to-Teach Biology Concepts, ed. 2

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

Including Students with Disabilities in Advanced Science Classes

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

Inquiring Scientists, Inquiring Readers

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

Introducing Teachers and Administrators to the NGSS

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

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

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

Models and Approaches to STEM Professional Development

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

NGSS for All Students

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

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

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

Science Fair Warm-Up, Teachers Guide

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

Science for the Next Generation

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

Science Learning in the Early Years

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

Science Stories You Can Count On

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

Scientific Argumentation in Biology

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

Solar Science

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

Teaching Conceptual Understanding in Science

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

Teaching Energy Across the Sciences, K-12

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

The Basics of Data Literacy

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

The BSCS 5E Instructional Model

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

The Case for STEM Education

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

The Feedback Loop

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

The New Science Teacher's Handbook

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Power of Questioning

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

Translating the NGSS for Classroom Instruction

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

Uncovering Student Ideas in Earth and Environmental Science

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

Uncovering Student Ideas in Physical Science

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

Uncovering Student Ideas in Primary Science

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

Using Physical Science Gadgets and Gizmos, Grades 3–5

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

Using Physical Science Gadgets and Gizmos, Grades 6–8

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

Using Physics Gadgets and Gizmos, Grades 9–12

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

What Are They Thinking? Promoting Elementary Learning Through Formative Assessment

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

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Mindful Assessment

The book provides scenarios, lessons, activities, and assessment rubrics that allow educators to focus assessment on mindfulness and feedback for improvement, framing assessment around six fluencies students need to cultivate.

The Myth of the Muse

In this book, the authors argue that creativity is not spontaneous or inborn but a process that can be cultivated by utilizing seven virtues that inspire creativity: curiosity, versatility, synthesis, discipline, collaboration, experimentation, and tenacity. It includes assessment rubrics as well as sample activities and practical guidelines to encourage and facilitate creativity.

Game On

This book features how to incorporate digital games into lessons in order to improve learning and prepare 21st century students for college and careers.

Counting What Counts

This book identifies key traits such as mindset, motivation, social skills, creativity, and entrepreneurial spirit that students, teachers, and schools need to acknowledge and cultivate. Educators are asked to shift the evaluation paradigm to focus on a multiplicity of skills necessary for success in the 21st century.

Engage in the Mathematical Practices

This book covers more than 40 strategies for teachers to implement to ensure students learn critical mathematics skills and retain understanding. Each chapter is devoted to a different Standard for Mathematical Practice and offers an in-depth look at why the standard is important for students understanding of mathematics.

Design in Five

This book is designed to assist teachers in implementing practices to fully engage learners in the classroom. It focuses on how to create high-quality assessments using a five-phase design protocol, explore types and traits of quality assessment, and develop assessments that are innovative, effective, and engaging, and enables the teacher to evaluate whether current assessments meet the design criteria.

Shifting to Common Core Literacy

This books features new philosophical and pedagogical approaches to 21st century learning, offering an evidence-based road map to Common Core success.

A School Leader's Guide to Standards-Based Grading

This book shows educators how to accurately report students’ academic strengths and weaknesses with standards-based grading, rather than using traditional systems that incorporate non-academic factors such as attendance and behavior. Reliable, practical methods for analyzing what students have learned, and effective strategies for offering students feedback on their progress, are also presented.

Best Practices at Tier 1

This book, created specifically for K–5 educators, provides proven response to intervention strategies to differentiate instruction, engage students, increase success, and avoid additional interventions. Discover how to identify essential power standards to include in Tier 1 instruction, create a brain-friendly learning environment, shift instructional processes to support collaboration, and more.

Designing Teacher-Student Partnership Classrooms

By becoming learning partners with their students, teachers can help them develop enthusiasm for learning and employ deep learning goals. With this guide, teachers will discover how to cultivate a classroom environment in which students can apply what they’ve learned, teach it to their teacher and fellow students, and understand how their knowledge will be useful beyond the classroom.

Best Practices at Tier 1

This book, created specifically for grades 6–12, provides proven response to intervention strategies to differentiate instruction, engage students, increase success, and avoid additional interventions. Discover how to identify essential power standards to include in Tier 1 instruction, create a brain-friendly learning environment, shift instructional processes to support collaboration, and more.

Collaborative Teams That Transform Schools

In this guide, educators explore research-based steps and strategies they can use to increase the effectiveness of collaborative teams and enhance PLCs.

Creating Purpose-Driven Learning Experiences

With this guide, educators will discover strategies and tips for reshaping the traditional classroom environment to give modern students opportunities to exercise choice in their curriculum, master skills, and demonstrate what they’ve learned.

Deeper Learning

This book explores deeper learning, a process that promotes higher-order thinking, reasoning, and problem solving to better educate students and prepare them for college and careers.

The End of School as We Know It

In this book, school administrators and leaders will contemplate the essential questions that can help educators better engage with modern learners; discover what deeper learning means in a modern curriculum; investigate the limitations of research to date; study the elements needed to build a change platform that can cultivate a modern learning environment; and consider alternative models and emerging new models of school that emphasize what modern learners need to know.

From Leading to Succeeding

This book synthesizes research from 21st century sources and confronts prevalent leadership myths, while offering guidance on best leadership practices.

From Master Teacher to Master Learner

In this book, teachers will examine the ways in which the modern, connected world fundamentally impacts their work; explore the differences between a culture of teaching and a culture of learning in classrooms; create ways to bring online tools into the classroom; reflect on the changing expectations of literacy; and understand how learning changes in online networked spaces.

How to Cultivate Collaboration in a PLC

With this guide, you'll gain clarity on the work of teams in a PLC and uncover the elements of effective team development. Discover skills and behaviors that individuals and teams can improve regarding communication, facilitating data conversations, and managing consensus while working together.

How to Leverage PLCs for School Improvement

Building a professional learning community that fosters collaboration and collective responsibility can create lasting change and improve student learning school wide. Investigate the five challenges to school improvement, and uncover research-based strategies to confront them. Read a true account of a school that experienced reform, reversed its culture of failure, and reaped lasting results.

In Praise of American Educators

This book presents a compelling case for why contemporary American educators are the greatest generation in history.

Instructional Planning for Effective Teaching

This book explores research-based instructional planning tools that teachers, leaders, and administrators can use in everyday practice to cultivate meaningful learning school-wide. Strategies and guidelines for developing quality lessons, setting learning objectives, planning differentiated instruction, and designing technology-integrated learning to effectively teach and challenge every student are among the topics discussed.


This book explores best practices to align curriculum with the CCSS for mathematics, and gain practical strategies for supporting mathematics learning.

Kid by Kid, Skill by Skill

This book explores PLCs (Professional Learning Communities) from a teacher's perspective, focusing on best instructional practices, collaborative team actions, and lasting commitment to success.

Leading Modern Learning

This book helps educators to discover a systemic framework, proven processes, and practical strategies that can be used to achieve a vision for modern learning. The building blocks for creating a curriculum that supports modern learning, an assessment system that captures evidence of 21st century skills, and instruction that aligns with modern learning principles are among the topics discussed.

Making Learning Flow

With this guide, teachers will earn the fundamentals of flow and reimagine student engagement to create conditions that foster a state of flow regularly. They will motivate students to become naturally curious, creative critical thinkers and gain effective strategies for improving motivation, instruction, pacing, and feedback in the classroom.

The New Pillars of Modern Teaching

Using real-world examples and relevant stories, the author shares how educators can empower learners to design their instruction, curate their curriculum, and build feedback loops to assess their development.

A New Way

This book explores the PLC process and shows how it can reshape the way university and college leaders work together to drive student achievement.

On Your Mark

This book shows how to clarify the purpose of grades, craft a vision statement aligned with this purpose, and discover strategies to implement effective practices.

Proficiency Scales for the New Science Standards

This book shows how to transform new science standards into classroom practice. You’ll learn how to align instruction and assessment with the science standards and create proficiency scales that can be used to plan many types of lessons.

Real-World Learning Framework for Secondary Schools

This books shows how to use the Create framework to help students find greater fulfillment in learning, while also meeting the guidelines of curriculum standards.

The Right to Be Literate

This book explores the six comprehensive skill areas essential to 21st century literacy—reading, writing, listening, speaking, viewing, and representing.

Starting a Movement

This books explores a four-stage authentic alignment model, which will take you through the Why, Eye, How, and Now of transforming your school's culture.

Strategies for Mathematics Instruction and Intervention, 6-8

This books show teachers how to prepare students to move forward in mathematics learning, and ensure their continued growth in critical thinking and problem solving.

Strategies for Mathematics Instruction and Intervention, K–5

This books show teachers how to prepare students to move forward in mathematics learning, and ensure their continued growth in critical thinking and problem solving.

Teaching the iGeneration, ed. 2

This book explores the overlap between the work you already believe in and the digital tools that define today's learning. Each chapter introduces an enduring skill: information fluency, verbal persuasion, visual persuasion, collaborative dialogue, and problem solving.

Transformative Teaching

This book explores the emotional, cultural, and academic needs of diverse students to help them develop the skills to become lifelong learners. It examines the most effective strategies for leading diverse students in developing the skills they need inside and outside the classroom.

Unstoppable Learning

This book focuses on proven methods to enhance teaching and learning schoolwide. It identifies questions that educators should ask to guarantee a positive classroom culture where students learn from each other, not just teachers, and explore ways to adapt learning in response to students individual needs, and gain strategies and tools to create clear learning targets, prepare effective lessons, and successfully assess instruction.

Yes, We Can! General and Special Educators Collaborating in a Professional Learning Community

This book shows how utilizing PLC practices can help general and special educators develop collaborative partnerships in order to close the achievement gap and maximize learning for all.

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Cultural Literacy for the Common Core

This book outlines a six-step framework for becoming culturally literate that complements the Common Core and encourages students to be at the center of learning.

200+ Proven Strategies for Teaching Reading, Grades K-8

This book provides K-8 teachers with practical strategies to motivate all students to develop their reading abilities across grade levels and content areas.

Balancing the Equation

This book focuses on individuals involved in K-12 mathematics education, particularly educators and parents, who seek to improve their understanding of mathematics and help students succeed. Popular misconceptions and misguided discourse about mathematics education are also discussed.

Bring Your Own Device

This book shows educators how to incorporate students' personal technology tools (cell phones, iPads, and laptops) into instruction. It enables students to be active participants in their learning and helps teachers give them an authentic education that equips them with the skills required to be college, career, and citizenship ready.

Building Common Core-Based Curriculum

This book explores various stages of curriculum development, from the preliminary work of building academic support to creating Common Core curriculum maps and tracking school improvement goals. Strategies for effectively sharing information during the curriculum-building process, and engaging in significant, collaborative conversations around the curriculum are also provided.

Claim Your Domain–And Own Your Online Presence

This book puts learners at the forefront of education to ensure they control their schoolwork, content, and data. Dig deep into the digital revolution occurring in schools and classrooms, explore how to incorporate traditional instructional practices in the digital classroom, and understand the skills students need to be digitally literate.

Connecting the Dots

This book features examples of strategies for 21st century classrooms. It examines the shift in day-to-day practice that must occur to prepare students for college and careers, and looks forward to what exemplary professional practices will be crucial in deepening student learning as the 21st century progresses.

Creating a Culture of Feedback

This book helps teachers discover how to shift their classroom focus to prioritize effective feedback over grades, giving students all the information they need to succeed.

Designing Effective Classroom Management

This step-by-step guide enables teachers and school administrators to uncover five components of proactive classroom management that help improve student achievement and decrease classroom problems. It explores how to create clear expectations and rules, establish procedures and structure, reinforce expectations, actively engage students, and manage misbehavior as well as how to develop individualized behavior plans to help students who continue to struggle.

Embracing a Culture of Joy

This book shows how to equip students with the skills and qualities they’ll need to achieve academic success, by bringing joy to classrooms each day.

FAST Grading

This book shows how to ensure schoolwide grading practices center on four essential criteria: fairness, accuracy, specificity, and timeliness.

Freedom to Learn

The 21st century has seen vast advances in technology—which can connect students and teachers to more information, knowledge, and experts than ever before. Investigate why the traditional education system isn't working, uncover why the meanings of education and success should be redefined, and understand the teacher's role in a free learning environment.

The Fundamentals of (Re)designing Writing Units

This book provides guidance for designing new writing units and revising existing ones across content areas for grades 5–12. It offers practical strategies and best practices for teaching writing skills in drafting, editing, revising, feedback, assessment, and student collaboration.

Gearing Up for Learning Beyond K–12

This book explores current trends in postsecondary education and focuses on developments most likely to impact its future. The author analyzes why we must rethink our understanding of life beyond high school to better prepare students for careers, further education, and economic prosperity.

How to Coach Leadership in a PLC

With this guide, you'll investigate why strong leadership is a crucial element of successful PLCs and delve deep into what leadership should involve at the district and site levels. Discover leadership strategies for creating a collaborative culture, learn how to build shared values among educators, and explore tools and techniques for monitoring progress on your PLC journey.

How to Launch PLCs in Your District

With this guide, your team will discover practical, research-based strategies for committing to district-wide PLC implementation, navigating challenges along the way, and ensuring sustainable practices are in place for far-reaching, lasting results.

Implementing Project-Based Learning

This book contains user-friendly strategies for implementing project-based learning to equip students with essential 21st century skills and prepare them for college and careers.

Instructional Methods for Differentiation and Deeper Learning

This book details research-based strategies for differentiated instruction that teachers, coaches, and administrators can use to enhance their everyday practices.

It's About Time

This book demonstrates how to revamp and increase interventions in your school or district to provide compassionate, transformative support to all students.

It's About Time

This book explores more than a dozen examples of creative and flexible scheduling, accessing tools that can be used immediately to overcome implementation challenges.


This book offers seven core leadership competencies for systemic change in schools, districts, and state education systems, to gain the know-how to create enjoyable, innovative learning environments.

Make School Meaningful—And Fun!

In this guide, the author engages educators and leaders in a conversation about modern learning. Explore the ten criteria for new curricula, encourage students to develop their skills and passions, and consider changes in teaching that can make school fun and relevant to students' lives in the real world.

Making Sense of Mathematics for Teaching Grades 3–5

This resource presents grades 3 through 5 teachers with a logical progression of pedagogical actions, classroom norms, and collaborative teacher team efforts to increase their knowledge and improve mathematics instruction.

Making Sense of Mathematics for Teaching Grades 6–8

This resource presents grades 6 through 8 teachers with a logical progression of pedagogical actions, classroom norms, and collaborative teacher team efforts to increase their knowledge and improve mathematics instruction.

Making Sense of Mathematics for Teaching Grades K–2

This resource presents grades K-2 teachers with a logical progression of pedagogical actions, classroom norms, and collaborative teacher team efforts to increase their knowledge and improve mathematics instruction.

Making Sense of Mathematics for Teaching High School

This resource presents high school teachers with a logical progression of pedagogical actions, classroom norms, and collaborative teacher team efforts to increase their knowledge and improve mathematics instruction.

Poor Students, Rich Teaching

This book details the necessary but difficult work that teachers must do to establish the foundational changes essential to positively impact students in poverty.

Professional Learning Communities at Work™and Virtual Collaboration

This book explores how to realize the potential of virtual collaboration in support of the PLC process, and discover research-based strategies collaborative teams can implement to meet contemporary challenges and reach sustained levels of deeper learning. It covers the three strategic levels for organizing virtual teams, the 10 dimensions for engineering a strategic e-connection, and insights on how to organize virtual and face-to-face teaming in order to bolster success.

Promises Fulfilled

This book provides research-based strategies that preK-12 administrators and teacher leaders can implement to effectively identify and support ELs (English learners), addressing their needs based on proficiency levels and content competencies, cultural and educational backgrounds, and instructional needs.

Reinventing Learning for the Always-On Generation

This book explores the differences in students' neurological processing from previous generations, the nine critical attributes of digital learners, and practical strategies for making learning relevant, engaging, and fun through digital activities. It aids in the understanding of how the digital generations exposure to technology is rewiring their brains and the challenge this rewiring creates for educators.

Seven Keys to a Positive Learning Environment in Your Classroom

This book helps teachers create a positive classroom learning environment by establishing clearer expectations, enhancing instruction and assessment, and fostering quality relationships with students.

Simplifying Common Assessment

This book shows how to write and use team-designed common formative assessments that help ensure all students master essential skills and concepts.

Teaching Reasoning

This book lays out key reasoning skills from the Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards and strategies for teaching them to students. It includes research-based games and activities to reinforce students' reasoning skills and provides guidance for incorporating these tools into the classroom.

Thriving as a New Teacher

This book identifies strategies and tools that help new teachers succeed by identifying the necessary skills and characteristics to thrive as a new educator. It explores the six critical areas related to teaching that most impact new teachers and their students, from implementing effective assessments to working confidently and effectively with colleagues.

Using Technology to Enhance Reading

This book discusses how educators can enhance students’ reading abilities through the use of technology, while discovering how technological resources can improve the effectiveness and breadth of reading instruction to build student knowledge. Real-world accounts and classroom methodologies from literacy experts are also provided.

Using Technology to Enhance Writing

This book shows educators how to sharpen the communication skills of their students, while integrating digital tools into writing instruction. Techniques for helping students brainstorm, plan, and organize their writing assignments are also presented.

Collaborative Common Assessments

This book explores the practical steps that teacher teams must take to establish clear, comprehensive assessment systems, and discover how to continually improve results. It provides case studies of schools that have effectively implemented collaborative common assessment systems, and an overview of the phases in the collaborative common assessment process and the benefits of engaging in this process.

Poor Students, Richer Teaching

This book outlines three new mindsets that enhance teaching and strengthen students learning: the positivity mindset, enrichment mindset, and graduation mindset.

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

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

Activating the Vision

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

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

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

Create Future-Ready Classrooms, Now!

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

Elements of Grading, ed. 2

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

Essential Assessment

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

Evaluating and Assessing Tools in the Digital Swamp

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

From Pencils to Podcasts

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

Game Plan

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

How to Develop PLCs for Singletons and Small Schools

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

How to Use Digital Tools to Support Teachers in a PLC

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

Inspiring Creativity and Innovation in K-12

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

A Leader's Guide to Excellence in Every Classroom

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

Instructional Strategies for Effective Teaching

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

Learning by Doing, ed. 3

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

Literacy Strategies for English Learners in Core Content Secondary Classrooms

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

Mastering Digital Literacy

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

A Mind for Mathematics

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

Motivating & Inspiring Students

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

Overcoming the Achievement Gap Trap

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

A Practical Guide to Planning Interventions and Monitoring Progress

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

Proficiency-Based Assessment

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

Reimagining Literacy Through Global Collaboration

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

Score to Soar

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

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

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

Teaching Common Core English Language Arts Standards

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

Texts, Tasks, and Talk

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

Turning the Page on Complex Texts

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

Using Digital Games as Assessment and Instruction Tools

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

Uniting Academic and Behavior Interventions

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

Global Perspectives

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

Bringing Homework into Focus

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

Deep Discourse

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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