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101 Solutions for School Counselors and Leaders in Challenging Times, ed. , v.
101 Solutions for School Counselors and Leaders in Challenging Times, ed. , v.

101 Solutions for School Counselors and Leaders in Challenging Times, ed. , v.

In this book, the authors provide school counselors and educational leaders with 101 solutions to common counseling issues across the K–12 spectrum on topics ranging from data-driven counseling to bullying, collaboration, and equity. Also included are stories of school counselors and educational leaders who have successfully implemented these solutions, as well as numerous print and digital resources for further exploration, including online supplements.

101 Strategies to Make Academic Vocabulary Stick, ed. , v.
101 Strategies to Make Academic Vocabulary Stick, ed. , v.

101 Strategies to Make Academic Vocabulary Stick, ed. , v.

This book is a guide to how to teach the essential, high-frequency words that appear in academic contexts—and reverse the disadvantages of what she calls 'word poverty.' It provides a selection of engaging strategies to help educators across all content areas and grade levels not only teach students a large quantity of words but also ensure that they know these words well.

12 Brain/Mind Learning Principles in Action, ed. 3, v.
12 Brain/Mind Learning Principles in Action, ed. 3, v.

12 Brain/Mind Learning Principles in Action, ed. 3, v.

This book offers three practical approaches to instruction—direct, problem or project-based learning, and the guided experience approach—while providing common-sense strategies to turn theory into effective classroom teaching.

25 Biggest Mistakes Teachers Make and How to Avoid Them, ed. 2, v.
25 Biggest Mistakes Teachers Make and How to Avoid Them, ed. 2, v.

25 Biggest Mistakes Teachers Make and How to Avoid Them, ed. 2, v.

This book offers reflective scenarios and insights to help teachers learn from examples of undesirable teaching techniques and find better ways to address challenging or stressful classroom situations.

95 Strategies for Remodeling Instruction, ed. , v.
95 Strategies for Remodeling Instruction, ed. , v.

95 Strategies for Remodeling Instruction, ed. , v.

This book shows how to enhance lessons with 95 research-based strategies that work for all subjects and grade levels. In addition, the authors explain the research on student learning, describe best practices, and provide tools for analyzing lessons.

Achieving Excellence in School Counseling through Motivation, Self-Direction, Self-Knowledge and Relationships, ed. , v.
Achieving Excellence in School Counseling through Motivation, Self-Direction, Self-Knowledge and Relationships, ed. , v.

Achieving Excellence in School Counseling through Motivation, Self-Direction, Self-Knowledge and Relationships, ed. , v.

In this book, the authors use research to refocus attention on student results, a challenging results-based school counseling curriculum, and meaningful student assessments. See examples of how a Construct-Based Approach (CBA) to school counseling looks in practice with: in-depth analysis of student standards and competencies, developmentally-appropriate scope and sequence, documented curriculum activities, and sample student assessments.

Assessing 21st Century Skills, ed. , v.
Assessing 21st Century Skills, ed. , v.

Assessing 21st Century Skills, ed. , v.

This book demonstrates how teachers can teach and assess 21st century skills using authentic learning experiences and rigorous, varied assessment strategies. It provides a framework and practical ideas for measuring thinking skills (critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, and metacognition), actions (communication, collaboration, digital and technological literacy), and living skills (citizenship, global understanding, leadership, college and career readiness).

Assessing Multilingual Learners, ed. , v.
Assessing Multilingual Learners, ed. , v.

Assessing Multilingual Learners, ed. , v.

This book addresses the needs of multilingual students who enter a new school and have to learn to adapt to a new country and a new language—and they must be assessed along with their peers. It presents the story of Ana, a newcomer to the United States and its school system and, in a month-by-month format, reveals how assessment affects students, teachers, families, and school leaders. It shows teachers how to collect, analyze, and act upon data about multilingual learners.

Beyond Core Expectations, ed. , v.
Beyond Core Expectations, ed. , v.

Beyond Core Expectations, ed. , v.

This book supports the needs of culturally, linguistically, and academically diverse learners, and demonstrates how a shared vision can increase student engagement and ensure that not-so-common learners benefit from academic rigor.

Bold Moves for Schools, ed. , v.
Bold Moves for Schools, ed. , v.

Bold Moves for Schools, ed. , v.

This book proposes a new approach to pedagogy as the basis for the bold moves teachers and leaders need to make to engage all learners and prepare them for now and into the future. The authors examine every aspect of K-12 education, including teacher roles, curriculum, instruction, and assessment, as well as the physical and virtual learning spaces that engage 21st century teachers and learners.

Building Equity, ed. , v.
Building Equity, ed. , v.

Building Equity, ed. , v.

Introduces a new model to clarify the structural and interpersonal components of an equitable and schooling experience, as well as a survey-based tool to help school and teacher leaders uncover equity-related issues and organize their efforts to better address physical integration, social-emotional engagement, opportunity to learn, instructional excellence, and engaged and inspired learners.

Building on the Strengths of Students with Special Needs, ed. , v.
Building on the Strengths of Students with Special Needs, ed. , v.

Building on the Strengths of Students with Special Needs, ed. , v.

This book focuses on specific disabilities and inclusive curriculum scenarios for learners in K-12 environments. It offers advice on how to prevent labels from capping student potential and encouragement to help teachers continually improve learner outcomes, and walks teachers through the process of reinforcing, motivating, scaffolding, and planning for instruction that targets learners of all ability levels.

Bullying Beyond the Schoolyard, ed. 2, v.
Bullying Beyond the Schoolyard, ed. 2, v.

Bullying Beyond the Schoolyard, ed. 2, v.

This book is written for educators to help them prevent, identify and respond to cyberbullying. Chapters on cyberbullying basics, what does cyberbullying look like, and legal issues are also included.

Code Breaker, ed. , v.
Code Breaker, ed. , v.

Code Breaker, ed. , v.

This book equips you to use computational thinking and coding in your classroom, regardless of your computer skill level, to increase creativity, remix assessment, and develop a class of coder ninjas!

Creating Life-Long Learners, ed. , v.
Creating Life-Long Learners, ed. , v.

Creating Life-Long Learners, ed. , v.

This book provides a step-by-step approach to implementing project-based learning (PBL), focusing on the 21st century 'three R’s': readiness, responsibility, and relevance.

Creating a Culture of Reflective Practice, ed. , v.
Creating a Culture of Reflective Practice, ed. , v.

Creating a Culture of Reflective Practice, ed. , v.

This book draws on lessons learned from educators across grade levels, content areas, and district demographics to present a guide to developing a culture of reflective practice in your school. It explores ideas to help gain a clear understanding of role and responsibilities—and those of the teachers—within each stage of the continuum of self-reflection, and uses real-life examples to determine how teacher-leadership activities and strategic coaching can move them forward.

Culturize, ed. , v.
Culturize, ed. , v.

Culturize, ed. , v.

This book shares insights into what it takes to cultivate a community of learners who embody the innately human traits our world desperately needs, such as kindness, honesty, and compassion.

Differentiated Assessment Strategies, ed. 2, v.
Differentiated Assessment Strategies, ed. 2, v.

Differentiated Assessment Strategies, ed. 2, v.

This book provides research-based and practical formative assessment tools, strategies, and activities that simplify the process of identifying students' strengths and needs.

Differentiated Instructional Strategies Professional Learning Guide, ed. 3, v.
Differentiated Instructional Strategies Professional Learning Guide, ed. 3, v.

Differentiated Instructional Strategies Professional Learning Guide, ed. 3, v.

This workshop-friendly resource helps teachers keep up with differentiated instruction (DI) developments. It offers step-by-step training activities for job-embedded professional development, plus guidelines tailored for both small study groups and larger staff development meetings.

Differentiating Instruction for Students with Learning Disabilities, ed. 3, v.
Differentiating Instruction for Students with Learning Disabilities, ed. 3, v.

Differentiating Instruction for Students with Learning Disabilities, ed. 3, v.

This book draws on the latest brain research, technology, and educational initiatives to bring a new focus to differentiating instruction in the context of the Common Core State Standards.

Digital Portfolios in the Classroom, ed. , v.
Digital Portfolios in the Classroom, ed. , v.

Digital Portfolios in the Classroom, ed. , v.

This book is a guide to help teachers sort through, capture, and make sense of the messiness associated with assessment. By shining a spotlight on three types of student portfolios—performance, process, and progress—and how they can be used to assess student work, it assists educators in navigating the maze of digital tools and implement the results to drive instruction.

Ditch That Homework, ed. , v.
Ditch That Homework, ed. , v.

Ditch That Homework, ed. , v.

This book discusses the pros and cons of homework, why teachers assign it, and what life could look like without it. As they evaluate the research and share parent and teacher insights, the authors explore the benefits for ditching homework, including better education for all students, reduced stress for families, more intentionality with lesson planning, increased love of learning, and more time for teachers to focus on learning at school and enjoy their after-school hours.

Drawn to Teach, ed. , v.
Drawn to Teach, ed. , v.

Drawn to Teach, ed. , v.

This illustrated guide highlights core values of great teaching and describes key characteristics all top educators share. It discusses: why relationships must take precedence over rules; how to (and why) make learning student-driven in your classroom; how to boost relevance and motivation; what true innovation is—and how to bring it into every aspect of education; how to integrate technology in the classroom; and how to use feedback and reflection to improve your teaching.

Empower, ed. , v.
Empower, ed. , v.

Empower, ed. , v.

This book provides teachers, coaches, and administrators with a roadmap that will inspire innovation, authentic learning experiences, and practical ways to empower students to pursue their passions while in school.

Engaging & Challenging Gifted Students, ed. , v.
Engaging & Challenging Gifted Students, ed. , v.

Engaging & Challenging Gifted Students, ed. , v.

This book provides teachers with the information and strategies they need to spot, advocate for, engage, and challenge exceptional learners in their classrooms. It enables them to learn how to recognize the challenges of each child, identify the five unexpected traits of exceptional learners, and adjust teaching to meet the needs of all learners.

English Language Arts, Grades 3-5, ed. , v.
English Language Arts, Grades 3-5, ed. , v.

English Language Arts, Grades 3-5, ed. , v.

This book provides a streamlined path for designing and implementing curriculum that leads to student mastery of academic language—the key to school success.

English Language Arts, Grades K-2, ed. , v.
English Language Arts, Grades K-2, ed. , v.

English Language Arts, Grades K-2, ed. , v.

This book provides a streamlined path for designing and implementing curriculum that leads to student mastery of academic language—the key to school success.

Ensuring High-Quality Curriculum, ed. , v.
Ensuring High-Quality Curriculum, ed. , v.

Ensuring High-Quality Curriculum, ed. , v.

This guide offers advice and real-life examples from elementary and secondary units of study across a variety of content areas and standards, as well as field-tested rubrics, protocols, and other tools. It also provides criteria for evaluating each component of a curriculum and end-of-chapter checklists to help ensure that criteria are met.

Even on Your Worst Day You Can Be a Student's Best Hope, ed. , v.
Even on Your Worst Day You Can Be a Student's Best Hope, ed. , v.

Even on Your Worst Day You Can Be a Student's Best Hope, ed. , v.

In this guide, the author presents an approach informed by the teachers who helped him and honed through years of connecting with kids who needed someone to show them a path to a more positive future. He shares the little things you can do to prepare yourself for the hard work of making a difference and offers advice for bridging cultural divides, earning students' trust, and equipping them to take responsibility for their own success.

Fighting for Change in Your School, ed. , v.
Fighting for Change in Your School, ed. , v.

Fighting for Change in Your School, ed. , v.

This book offers guidance to help educators select, implement, and assess effective school- or districtwide initiatives. It is filled with resources like action checklists, principles to guide educators, and in-depth questions and protocols, for engaging in collaborative professional development activities that strengthen teaching and learning practices and improve student achievement.

Growing Language Through Science, K-5, ed. , v.
Growing Language Through Science, K-5, ed. , v.

Growing Language Through Science, K-5, ed. , v.

This book offers a model for contextualizing language and promoting academic success for all students, particularly English learners in the K-5 science classroom, through a highly effective approach that integrates inquiry-based science lessons with language rich hand-on experiences.

How to Differentiate Instruction in Academically Diverse Classrooms, ed. 3, v.
How to Differentiate Instruction in Academically Diverse Classrooms, ed. 3, v.

How to Differentiate Instruction in Academically Diverse Classrooms, ed. 3, v.

This book covers the fundamentals of differentiating instruction for students in an academically diverse classroom and provides additional guidelines and new strategies for how to go about it. It explores what differentiation is and why it is essential, how to set up the flexible and supportive learning environment that promotes success, how to manage a differentiated classroom, and how to plan lessons differentiated by readiness, interest, and learning profile.

How to Give Effective Feedback to Your Students, ed. 2, v.
How to Give Effective Feedback to Your Students, ed. 2, v.

How to Give Effective Feedback to Your Students, ed. 2, v.

This book offers enhanced guidance for considering the effectiveness of properly crafted and individually tailored feedback on student work. It provides information on every aspect of feedback, including strategies to uplift and encourage students to persevere in their work; how to formulate and deliver feedback that both assesses learning and extends instruction; and when and how to use oral, written, and visual as well as individual, group, or whole-class feedback.

How to Use Grading to Improve Learning, ed. , v.
How to Use Grading to Improve Learning, ed. , v.

How to Use Grading to Improve Learning, ed. , v.

This book guides educators at all levels in figuring out how to produce grades for single assignments and report cards that accurately communicate student achievement of learning goals. It explores topics that are fundamental to effective grading and learning practices, including acknowledging that all students can learn, supporting and motivating student effort and learning, designing and grading appropriate assessments, and implementing learning-focused grading policies.

In It Together, ed. , v.
In It Together, ed. , v.

In It Together, ed. , v.

This book explores how tapping into the rich resources of teachers, students, families, the school community and the community-at-large can make the work of learning more successful for all involved.

Innovate Inside the Box, ed. , v.
Innovate Inside the Box, ed. , v.

Innovate Inside the Box, ed. , v.

This book provides informed insight on creating purposeful learning opportunities for all students. By combining the power of the Innovator’s Mindset and Universal Design for Learning (UDL), it empowers educators to create opportunities that will benefit every learner.

Instructional Coaching in Action, ed. , v.
Instructional Coaching in Action, ed. , v.

Instructional Coaching in Action, ed. , v.

This book provides insight and demonstrates how educator-centered instructional coaching can make a difference in teacher learning, instructional practice, and student outcomes.

Intentional Teaching, ed. , v.
Intentional Teaching, ed. , v.

Intentional Teaching, ed. , v.

This book focuses on one teacher's implementation of the Let Me Learn® system, a cutting-edge teaching method that transforms learning differences into strengths.

Keeping It Real and Relevant, ed. , v.
Keeping It Real and Relevant, ed. , v.

Keeping It Real and Relevant, ed. , v.

This book offers lessons that educators at all levels can apply to teaching, assessing, counseling, and designing interventions for learners from all walks of life. It also offers real-life examples of challenging classroom situations, each with a detailed breakdown of how they were peacefully and non-punitively resolved and strategies for designing learning environments suited to the individual needs of students and reflective of their cultural backgrounds.

Lead Like a Pirate, ed. , v.
Lead Like a Pirate, ed. , v.

Lead Like a Pirate, ed. , v.

This book explains how to design classroom experiences that encourage students to take risks and explore their passions in a stimulating, motivating, and supportive environment where improvement, rather than grades, is the focus.

Leading an Inclusive School, ed. , v.
Leading an Inclusive School, ed. , v.

Leading an Inclusive School, ed. , v.

This book is a guide for ensuring that your school provides the federally guaranteed 'least restrictive environment' for students no matter the severity of the challenges they face.

Learner-Centered Innovation, ed. , v.
Learner-Centered Innovation, ed. , v.

Learner-Centered Innovation, ed. , v.

This book explores why learning opportunities and teaching methods must evolve to match the ever-changing needs of today’s learners. It shows how to create an environment where learners at every level are empowered to take risks in pursuit of learning and growth rather than perfection.

Learning Transformed, ed. , v.
Learning Transformed, ed. , v.

Learning Transformed, ed. , v.

This book outlines eight keys--each a piece of a puzzle for transforming the K-12 education system of teaching and learning--to intentionally design tomorrow's schools so that today's learners are prepared for success . . . and stand ready to create new industries, find new cures, and solve world problems.

Lesson Imaging in Math and Science, ed. , v.
Lesson Imaging in Math and Science, ed. , v.

Lesson Imaging in Math and Science, ed. , v.

Featuring classroom examples, lesson imaging templates, and tips on how to start the process, this book helps teachers anticipate students' ideas and questions and stimulate deeper learning in science, math, engineering, and technology.

Making the Common Core Writing Standards Accessible Through Universal Design for Learning, ed. , v.
Making the Common Core Writing Standards Accessible Through Universal Design for Learning, ed. , v.

Making the Common Core Writing Standards Accessible Through Universal Design for Learning, ed. , v.

This valuable resource demonstrates the potential of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) as a framework for making the CCSS writing and language standards accessible to all kids.

Mapping Comprehensive Units to the ELA Common Core Standards, 6–12, ed. , v.
Mapping Comprehensive Units to the ELA Common Core Standards, 6–12, ed. , v.

Mapping Comprehensive Units to the ELA Common Core Standards, 6–12, ed. , v.

In this book, teachers, curriculum committees, grade level teams, and professional development leaders will learn to challenge and engage students in all content areas using the CCCS ELA framework; use existing curriculum and materials to design new, CCCS-aligned units of study; identify mandatory CCCS ELA essential understandings for informational text, evidence-based writing and other critical competencies; and conduct resource-rich workshops and professional development.

Mastering Formative Assessment Moves, ed. , v.
Mastering Formative Assessment Moves, ed. , v.

Mastering Formative Assessment Moves, ed. , v.

This book explores classroom-tested formative assessment moves—priming, posing, pausing, probing, bouncing, tagging, and binning--including foundational research, explaining how and when to best use them and describing what they look like in practice. Highlights include case studies, try-now tasks, and tips and advice from beginning and seasoned teachers who use these formative assessment moves in their classrooms.

Math Recess, ed. , v.
Math Recess, ed. , v.

Math Recess, ed. , v.

This book uses the theme of recess, where a treasure chest of balls, ropes, and toys would be kept for children to play with, to present a deep and imaginative collection of fun mathematical ideas, puzzles, and problems.

Mathematics, Grades 3–5, ed. , v.
Mathematics, Grades 3–5, ed. , v.

Mathematics, Grades 3–5, ed. , v.

Using an integrated Curricular Framework, districts, schools and learning communities can design & thematic units for learning; draw from content & language standards to set targets; examine standards-centered materials for academic language; collaborate in planning instruction & assessment; consider students’ linguistic & cultural resources; create differentiated content & language objectives; and delve into instructional strategies involving academic language.

Mathematics, Grades K–2, ed. , v.
Mathematics, Grades K–2, ed. , v.

Mathematics, Grades K–2, ed. , v.

Using an integrated Curricular Framework, districts, schools and learning communities can design & thematic units for learning; draw from content & language standards to set targets; examine standards-centered materials for academic language; collaborate in planning instruction & assessment; consider students’ linguistic & cultural resources; create differentiated content & language objectives; and delve into instructional strategies involving academic language.

Measuring What We Do in Schools, ed. , v.
Measuring What We Do in Schools, ed. , v.

Measuring What We Do in Schools, ed. , v.

This book details the crucial role program evaluation serves in school success and how to implement meaningful evaluations that make a difference. It provides a road map of how to conduct comprehensive, system-wide evaluations of programs and processes; the tools needed to obtain usable, pertinent information; and how to use these data to expand teachers' and administrators' data-informed decision-making focus.

Mining Complex Text, Grades 2-5, ed. , v.
Mining Complex Text, Grades 2-5, ed. , v.

Mining Complex Text, Grades 2-5, ed. , v.

In this book, a team of authors shares ways to use the best digital and print graphic organizers in whole-class, small-group, and independent learning.

Mining Complex Text, Grades 6-12, ed. , v.
Mining Complex Text, Grades 6-12, ed. , v.

Mining Complex Text, Grades 6-12, ed. , v.

In this book, a team of authors shares ways to use the best digital and print graphic organizers in whole-class, small-group, and independent learning.

Motion Leadership in Action, ed. , v.
Motion Leadership in Action, ed. , v.

Motion Leadership in Action, ed. , v.

This book shares the real-life strategies and results of educators who have used motion leadership to propel entire organizations and systems forward.

Motion Leadership, ed. , v.
Motion Leadership, ed. , v.

Motion Leadership, ed. , v.

This book provides the skinny on motion leadership, or how to 'move' individuals, institutions, and whole systems forward.

Numbers and Stories, ed. , v.
Numbers and Stories, ed. , v.

Numbers and Stories, ed. , v.

This book provides instructional support based on what is known from pedagogical research and practice related to integrating meaningfully mathematics and children’s literature and to creating purposefully mathematical learning experiences that originate from the literature.

Opening Doors to Equity, ed. , v.
Opening Doors to Equity, ed. , v.

Opening Doors to Equity, ed. , v.

This book is a call to action, focused on observation-based professional learning to elevate teaching practice. Learn how to bring team observation into the classroom to test, refine and transform instruction so that students of all backgrounds achieve.

Parents and Professionals Partnering for Children With Disabilities, ed. , v.
Parents and Professionals Partnering for Children With Disabilities, ed. , v.

Parents and Professionals Partnering for Children With Disabilities, ed. , v.

This book, written from both the parent’s and the professional’s points of view, provides a developmental approach to understanding and forging positive adult relationships, while also providing concrete ways to advocate for children.

Peer Feedback in the Classroom, ed. , v.
Peer Feedback in the Classroom, ed. , v.

Peer Feedback in the Classroom, ed. , v.

This book explores the role peer feedback plays in learning and teaching. It will help teachers gain an understanding of what meaningful feedback looks like; establish a student-led learning environment that supports risk taking and honest sharing; teach students to be adept peer strategists; develop cooperative student expert groups; and use technology to enhance collaboration, streamline the learning and revision process, and strengthen students' digital citizenship skills.

RTI Strategies for Secondary Teachers, ed. , v.
RTI Strategies for Secondary Teachers, ed. , v.

RTI Strategies for Secondary Teachers, ed. , v.

This book offers a bank of proven RTI strategies for Grades 6–12 that will elevate test scores and improve student achievement for all students, not just struggling learners.

Reach the Highest Standard in Professional Learning: Learning Designs, ed. , v.
Reach the Highest Standard in Professional Learning: Learning Designs, ed. , v.

Reach the Highest Standard in Professional Learning: Learning Designs, ed. , v.

This book provides guidance on implementing the Design standard. It features practical tools that assist readers in selecting appropriate learning designs that promote educator growth as well as examples of designs for professional learning.

Reach the Highest Standard in Professional Learning: Outcomes, ed. , v.
Reach the Highest Standard in Professional Learning: Outcomes, ed. , v.

Reach the Highest Standard in Professional Learning: Outcomes, ed. , v.

This book provides a road map for implementing the Outcomes standard. It features practical tools that guide leaders in finding coherence between performance standards for educators and curriculum standards for students, as well as a case study to illustrate how the standard was enacted across a major urban school district.

Reading and Writing in Science, ed. 2, v.
Reading and Writing in Science, ed. 2, v.

Reading and Writing in Science, ed. 2, v.

This book discusses strategies to link the new science standards with literacy expectations. Specific ideas that educators can readily implement, such as using science to develop essential 21st century skills, instructional routines that help students become better writers, strategies for using complex scientific texts in the classroom, and tools to monitor student progress through formative assessment, are also presented.

Reclaiming Our Calling, ed. , v.
Reclaiming Our Calling, ed. , v.

Reclaiming Our Calling, ed. , v.

This book shows how to talk about learning that lasts in tangible terms, teach on behalf of the whole learner by tapping into their strengths, take steps toward meaningful change regardless of role, and understand and lead with the Passions of the Profession.

Reframing Bullying Prevention to Build Stronger School Communities, ed. , v.
Reframing Bullying Prevention to Build Stronger School Communities, ed. , v.

Reframing Bullying Prevention to Build Stronger School Communities, ed. , v.

This resource re-frames what we know about bullying prevention to allow educators, students, and parents to not just stop bullying, but to improve the learning environment for all students.

School Climate 2.0, ed. , v.
School Climate 2.0, ed. , v.

School Climate 2.0, ed. , v.

This book connects the off-campus, high-tech behaviors of teens to the school environment to provide educators with a road map for developing a positive school climate that counteracts cyberbullying and sexting.

School Culture Recharged, ed. , v.
School Culture Recharged, ed. , v.

School Culture Recharged, ed. , v.

This book offers practical advice and strategies that help you build positive energy to reinvigorate your school's culture and staff. It zeroes in on key school improvement efforts, including moving from the culture you have to the culture you want; using the school's culture to improve teaching, job satisfaction, and morale; maximizing the intentions of professional learning communities; and developing organizational habits that can contribute to positive change.

Schools Can Change, ed. , v.
Schools Can Change, ed. , v.

Schools Can Change, ed. , v.

This book discusses the Change Creation system, which is designed to help educators make school improvements and refinements that create a more streamlined and effective grass-roots system for measurable and sustainable student growth.

Shattering the Perfect Teacher Myth, ed. , v.
Shattering the Perfect Teacher Myth, ed. , v.

Shattering the Perfect Teacher Myth, ed. , v.

This book is designed to help teachers THRIVE by rejecting isolation, connecting with kids, and disrupting the status quo in education.

Shift This! How to Implement Gradual Changes for MASSIVE Impact in Your Classroom, ed. , v.
Shift This! How to Implement Gradual Changes for MASSIVE Impact in Your Classroom, ed. , v.

Shift This! How to Implement Gradual Changes for MASSIVE Impact in Your Classroom, ed. , v.

This book explains how to make gradual shifts, in your thinking, teaching, and approach to classroom design, that will have a massive impact in your classroom.

Social LEADia, ed. , v.
Social LEADia, ed. , v.

Social LEADia, ed. , v.

This book addresses the need to shift our conversations at school and at home from digital citizenship to digital leadership. Since technology is here to stay, so our students must be educated, empowered, and inspired to use social media to learn and share learning and their voices, address inequality, and be a positive influence in others’ lives. It introduces the reader to some amazing kids who are leveraging social media in positive and powerful ways.

Solving the Homework Problem by Flipping the Learning, ed. , v.
Solving the Homework Problem by Flipping the Learning, ed. , v.

Solving the Homework Problem by Flipping the Learning, ed. , v.

This book outlines why traditional homework causes dread and frustration for students; how flipped learning—completing the harder or more analytical aspects of learning in class as opposed to having students do it on their own—improves student learning; and how teachers can create flipped assignments that both engage students and advance student learning.

Spark Learning, ed. , v.
Spark Learning, ed. , v.

Spark Learning, ed. , v.

This book combines brain science research, proven teaching methods, and the author’s personal story to empower teachers to improve their students’ learning experiences with ideas for sparking curiosity, strategies for encouraging students to embrace learning, practices for effective reflection, and technology tips.

Special Education and the Law, ed. 3, v.
Special Education and the Law, ed. 3, v.

Special Education and the Law, ed. 3, v.

Updated to reflect significant court decisions and new legal developments, this guide provides a road map to meeting today’s special education requirements. It features: coverage of IDEA’s re-authorization, Section 504 and the ADA, and FAPE and LRE; new analysis of parent and student rights; guidance on discipline; a preventative approach to special education litigation; and focus on federal and state interpretations of the law.

Stories from Webb, ed. , v.
Stories from Webb, ed. , v.

Stories from Webb, ed. , v.

This book shares stories from Webb Elementary, intended to remind teachers that education isn’t just a job, it’s a calling. It’s a role that comes with the responsibility to care deeply and to persist despite countless challenges, from state testing to budget cuts to long hours.

Students at the Center, ed. , v.
Students at the Center, ed. , v.

Students at the Center, ed. , v.

This book maps out a transformative model of personalization that puts students at the center and asks them to employ the set of dispositions for engagement and learning known as the Habits of Mind.

Success with IEPs, ed. , v.
Success with IEPs, ed. , v.

Success with IEPs, ed. , v.

This book explores how the special education teacher and the general education teacher work together to create a student's individualized education plan (IEP) towards each student meeting carefully crafted goals. It addresses five common challenges posed by IEPs: understanding the full scope of the teacher's role, doing critical prep work for IEP meetings, offering modifications and accommodations, contributing to the IEP team, and monitoring student progress.

Supervision That Improves Teaching and Learning, ed. 4, v.
Supervision That Improves Teaching and Learning, ed. 4, v.

Supervision That Improves Teaching and Learning, ed. 4, v.

This book approaches supervision as a process for empowering teachers with 'super-vision' to see and reflect upon their teaching in a non-judgmental way for improved instructional delivery. Featuring 42 qualitative and quantitative observation tools, it encourages hands-on development of essential supervision skills.

Supporting New Teachers, ed. , v.
Supporting New Teachers, ed. , v.

Supporting New Teachers, ed. , v.

This guide provides leaders with realistic and simple-to-implement strategies that support new teachers.

Table Talk Math, ed. , v.
Table Talk Math, ed. , v.

Table Talk Math, ed. , v.

This book offers ideas for initiating authentic, math-based conversations that can benefit (and be fun for) everyone at the table–no matter how young or old.

Take the L.E.A.P., ed. , v.
Take the L.E.A.P., ed. , v.

Take the L.E.A.P., ed. , v.

This book illustrates the L.E.A.P. concept: Luminous culture, or shining a light on every individual’s creative potential; Empowered learning, or encouraging students to take ownership of their education; Authenticity in learning, or tapping into passions to create relevant learning experiences; Potential soars, or igniting a movement of inspired, confident learners.

Teaching Math with Google Apps, ed. , v. 1
Teaching Math with Google Apps, ed. , v. 1

Teaching Math with Google Apps, ed. , v. 1

This book addresses more than 50 ways teachers can use technology in math classes as a means of helping students develop critical-thinking skills and learn how to apply mathematical concepts to real life. It provides lesson ideas, links to downloadable templates, step-by-step instructions, and resources.

Teaching in the Fast Lane, ed. , v.
Teaching in the Fast Lane, ed. , v.

Teaching in the Fast Lane, ed. , v.

This book details how to design, manage, and maintain an active classroom that balances autonomy and structure. It offers student-centered strategies on sorting, station teaching, and cooperative learning that will help teachers build on students' intellectual curiosity, self-efficacy, and sense of purpose.

Teaching to Strengths, ed. , v.
Teaching to Strengths, ed. , v.

Teaching to Strengths, ed. , v.

This book outlines a comprehensive, collaborative approach to teaching that focuses on students' strengths and resiliency. It encourages educators to embrace teaching and school-wide practices that support and enhance the academic and social-emotional development of students living with trauma, violence, and chronic stress.

The 1:1 Roadmap, ed. , v.
The 1:1 Roadmap, ed. , v.

The 1:1 Roadmap, ed. , v.

This book introduces readers to the 1:1 Roadmap, an educational methodology that shows educators how to design a technology initiative that fuels student learning. Real-life examples, lessons, and interviews with stakeholders are also provided.

The Best Class You Never Taught, ed. , v.
The Best Class You Never Taught, ed. , v.

The Best Class You Never Taught, ed. , v.

This book provides a step-by-step guide for the implementation of Spider Web Discussion, covering everything from introducing the technique to creating rubrics for discussion self-assessment to the nuts and bolts of charting the conversations and using the data collected for formative assessment.

The Best-Kept Teaching Secret, ed. , v.
The Best-Kept Teaching Secret, ed. , v.

The Best-Kept Teaching Secret, ed. , v.

An ongoing, thoughtful correspondence between students, and between students and their teachers, this book catches and rides the wave of social interaction, which in turn makes school matter to kids. The authors describe four variations of these 'silent writing-to-learn discussions,' during which all students in a classroom think and 'talk' at once in writing, instead of one at a time out loud.

The Block Scheduling Handbook, ed. 2, v.
The Block Scheduling Handbook, ed. 2, v.

The Block Scheduling Handbook, ed. 2, v.

This guide provides the tools needed to design a successful block scheduling program resulting in better student-teacher rapport, more in-depth learning, improved discipline, higher morale, and better grades. It provides discussions of elementary, middle, and high schools on the block; three block schedule models, the advantages and disadvantages of each, and ways to find the best fit; and guidance on curriculum alignment, instructional evaluation, and assessment methods.

The Coach Approach to School Leadership, ed. , v.
The Coach Approach to School Leadership, ed. , v.

The Coach Approach to School Leadership, ed. , v.

This book addresses a dilemma faced by many principals: how to function as learning leaders while fulfilling their evaluative and management duties. The answer? Incorporating instructional coaching techniques as an integral part of serious school improvement.

The Distance Learning Playbook, Grades K-12, ed. , v.
The Distance Learning Playbook, Grades K-12, ed. , v.

The Distance Learning Playbook, Grades K-12, ed. , v.

The pandemic teaching of mid-2020 was more crisis teaching than distance learning. This book helps teachers prepare for distance learning, with purpose and intent, to accelerate students’ learning while maintaining focus on equity. It offers research- and evidence-based strategies for high- impact learning in an online, virtual, and distributed environment. Covers teacher-student relationships, teacher credibility and clarity, instructional design, assessments, and grading.

The Formative Five, ed. , v.
The Formative Five, ed. , v.

The Formative Five, ed. , v.

For success in school and life, students need more than proficiency in academic subjects and good scores on tests. To truly thrive, students need to develop attributes that aren't typically measured on standardized tests. In this book, educators will learn how to foster the 'Formative Five' success skills that today's students need, including : empathy; self-control; integrity; embracing diversity; and grit.

The Four O'Clock Faculty, ed. , v.
The Four O'Clock Faculty, ed. , v.

The Four O'Clock Faculty, ed. , v.

This book identifies ways in which educators can make their professional development meaningful, efficient, and, above all, relevant both to themselves and their colleagues.

The Global Fourth Way, ed. , v.
The Global Fourth Way, ed. , v.

The Global Fourth Way, ed. , v.

This book is designed to challenge educational leaders, teachers, and policy makers to put proven strategies to work promoting student achievement and the high quality teaching that drives it. Success stories from diverse educational systems around the world are also provided.

The Inclusion Toolbox, ed. , v.
The Inclusion Toolbox, ed. , v.

The Inclusion Toolbox, ed. , v.

Provides step-by-step plans for implementing inclusive education programs through teambuilding and leadership; guidance on how to maintain, strengthen, and expand existing inclusive programs; strategies to empower and involve families, students with disabilities, and their peers; techniques to create effective and complementary schedules; and tools to assess student interests, develop adaptation plans, encourage students to participate in extracurricular activities, and more.

The Mindful School Leader, ed. , v.
The Mindful School Leader, ed. , v.

The Mindful School Leader, ed. , v.

This guide will help you to start fitting pieces of mindfulness practice into your busy home and work life. Features include real-life profiles of mindful school leaders, practice exercises to try right away, guidance so you know if you are 'doing it right', and hard-to-find resources, including mindfulness apps.

The New Teacher Revolution, ed. , v.
The New Teacher Revolution, ed. , v.

The New Teacher Revolution, ed. , v.

In this book, author Josh Stumpenhorst, recently named Illinois Teacher of the Year, details how to maximize teacher effectiveness with methods such as thinking outside the box, with a focus on building student relationships on trust and respect rather than fear and punishment; rethinking homework and letter grades; and leveraging technology by not treating it as a 'shiny toy', but rather understanding its power as a tool for rapid progress.

The Perfect Assessment System, ed. , v.
The Perfect Assessment System, ed. , v.

The Perfect Assessment System, ed. , v.

This book calls for the ground-up redevelopment of assessment in U.S. education. It maps out the adjustments in practice and culture necessary to generate both accurate accountability data and the specific evidence of individual mastery that will support sound instructional decision making and better learning in the classroom.

The Principal's Companion, ed. 4, v.
The Principal's Companion, ed. 4, v.

The Principal's Companion, ed. 4, v.

This book can be referred to over and over again to ensure the school’s most important executive is a strong anchor for educational success.

The Use of Data in School Counseling, ed. , v.
The Use of Data in School Counseling, ed. , v.

The Use of Data in School Counseling, ed. , v.

This book describes how K–12 counselors can replace 'random acts of guidance' with intentional, well-timed interventions, based on student data.

The WIld Card, ed. , v.
The WIld Card, ed. , v.

The WIld Card, ed. , v.

Written for educators, this book is a step-by-step guide to experiencing a creative breakthrough in your classroom with your students. It shows how to draw on your authentic self—your past experiences, personality quirks, interests, hobbies, and strengths—to deliver your content creatively. It provides the knowledge and the confidence to bring creative teaching strategies into your classroom.

Total Participation Techniques, ed. 2, v.
Total Participation Techniques, ed. 2, v.

Total Participation Techniques, ed. 2, v.

This book provides detailed descriptions of the Total Participation Techniques (TPTs) with step-by-step instructions and includes new techniques to engage K–12 students in active learning as well as ways to adapt and personalize the techniques to fit your context and content. Techniques are presented in four parts: overview, implementation instructions, student participation, and classroom personalization, with real-world examples and toolkits for all levels of learning.

Uncovering Student Thinking in Mathematics, Grades K-5, ed. , v.
Uncovering Student Thinking in Mathematics, Grades K-5, ed. , v.

Uncovering Student Thinking in Mathematics, Grades K-5, ed. , v.

This book provides 25 easily administered assessments of learners' math knowledge that help teachers monitor learning in real time and improve all students' math skills.

Unleash Talent, ed. , v.
Unleash Talent, ed. , v.

Unleash Talent, ed. , v.

This book explains that by exploring the core elements of talent - passion, skills, and personality traits - one can uncover one's unique gifts, and help others do the same.

Unlocking Group Potential to Improve Schools, ed. , v.
Unlocking Group Potential to Improve Schools, ed. , v.

Unlocking Group Potential to Improve Schools, ed. , v.

This field book shows educators how to develop group culture, enhance facilitators' skills, and optimize the group's most precious resource—its members. The authors describe how to form working committees, task forces, grade-level, and department teams, and faculties that are more effective and better equipped to resolve complex issues around student learning.

Unmapped Potential, ed. , v.
Unmapped Potential, ed. , v.

Unmapped Potential, ed. , v.

This book presents educators with strategies that will help them to create lasting, positive change for themselves, their colleagues, and their students.

Unpacking Fractions, ed. , v.
Unpacking Fractions, ed. , v.

Unpacking Fractions, ed. , v.

This book provides teachers with concrete strategies for achieving the worthy goal of 'algebra for all' that will not be possible until 'fractions for all' is a reality. It offers three fundamental reasons why it's imperative for us to take a closer look at how we teach fractions: fractions play a key role in students' feelings about mathematics; fractions are fundamental to school math and daily life; and fractions are foundational to success in algebra.

We're Born to Learn, ed. 2, v.
We're Born to Learn, ed. 2, v.

We're Born to Learn, ed. 2, v.

This book shows teachers how to create and deliver curricula that will help students become the motivated, successful, and natural learners they were born to be. Updated features include guidelines for using the six-step Natural Human Learning Process (NHLP) for lesson planning and test preparation; new information on how technology and Internet research affect student learning; and practical methods for giving all students the tools they need to achieve.

What Makes a World-Class School and How We Can Get There, ed. , v.
What Makes a World-Class School and How We Can Get There, ed. , v.

What Makes a World-Class School and How We Can Get There, ed. , v.

This book explores how the gap in measures of achievement between students in the United States and those in other countries can be reduced. It provides analysis of recent international assessment results, in-depth profiles of high-achieving education systems around the globe, strategies for aligning successful educational approaches from international systems to U.S. schools, and transformative ideas for cultivating a truly world-class system of schooling.

Equity

101 Solutions for School Counselors and Leaders in Challenging Times, ed. , v.
101 Solutions for School Counselors and Leaders in Challenging Times, ed. , v.

101 Solutions for School Counselors and Leaders in Challenging Times, ed. , v.

In this book, the authors provide school counselors and educational leaders with 101 solutions to common counseling issues across the K–12 spectrum on topics ranging from data-driven counseling to bullying, collaboration, and equity. Also included are stories of school counselors and educational leaders who have successfully implemented these solutions, as well as numerous print and digital resources for further exploration, including online supplements.

Opening Doors to Equity, ed. , v.
Opening Doors to Equity, ed. , v.

Opening Doors to Equity, ed. , v.

This book is a call to action, focused on observation-based professional learning to elevate teaching practice. Learn how to bring team observation into the classroom to test, refine and transform instruction so that students of all backgrounds achieve.

Building Equity, ed. , v.
Building Equity, ed. , v.

Building Equity, ed. , v.

Introduces a new model to clarify the structural and interpersonal components of an equitable and schooling experience, as well as a survey-based tool to help school and teacher leaders uncover equity-related issues and organize their efforts to better address physical integration, social-emotional engagement, opportunity to learn, instructional excellence, and engaged and inspired learners.

English Language Arts, Grades K-2, ed. , v.
English Language Arts, Grades K-2, ed. , v.

English Language Arts, Grades K-2, ed. , v.

This book provides a streamlined path for designing and implementing curriculum that leads to student mastery of academic language—the key to school success.

English Language Arts, Grades 3-5, ed. , v.
English Language Arts, Grades 3-5, ed. , v.

English Language Arts, Grades 3-5, ed. , v.

This book provides a streamlined path for designing and implementing curriculum that leads to student mastery of academic language—the key to school success.

Mathematics, Grades K–2, ed. , v.
Mathematics, Grades K–2, ed. , v.

Mathematics, Grades K–2, ed. , v.

Using an integrated Curricular Framework, districts, schools and learning communities can design & thematic units for learning; draw from content & language standards to set targets; examine standards-centered materials for academic language; collaborate in planning instruction & assessment; consider students’ linguistic & cultural resources; create differentiated content & language objectives; and delve into instructional strategies involving academic language.

Mathematics, Grades 3–5, ed. , v.
Mathematics, Grades 3–5, ed. , v.

Mathematics, Grades 3–5, ed. , v.

Using an integrated Curricular Framework, districts, schools and learning communities can design & thematic units for learning; draw from content & language standards to set targets; examine standards-centered materials for academic language; collaborate in planning instruction & assessment; consider students’ linguistic & cultural resources; create differentiated content & language objectives; and delve into instructional strategies involving academic language.

Learning Transformed, ed. , v.
Learning Transformed, ed. , v.

Learning Transformed, ed. , v.

This book outlines eight keys--each a piece of a puzzle for transforming the K-12 education system of teaching and learning--to intentionally design tomorrow's schools so that today's learners are prepared for success . . . and stand ready to create new industries, find new cures, and solve world problems.

The Principal's Companion, ed. 4, v.
The Principal's Companion, ed. 4, v.

The Principal's Companion, ed. 4, v.

This book can be referred to over and over again to ensure the school’s most important executive is a strong anchor for educational success.

What Makes a World-Class School and How We Can Get There, ed. , v.
What Makes a World-Class School and How We Can Get There, ed. , v.

What Makes a World-Class School and How We Can Get There, ed. , v.

This book explores how the gap in measures of achievement between students in the United States and those in other countries can be reduced. It provides analysis of recent international assessment results, in-depth profiles of high-achieving education systems around the globe, strategies for aligning successful educational approaches from international systems to U.S. schools, and transformative ideas for cultivating a truly world-class system of schooling.

Domain 1: Planning and Preparation

Teaching in the Fast Lane, ed. , v.
Teaching in the Fast Lane, ed. , v.

Teaching in the Fast Lane, ed. , v.

This book details how to design, manage, and maintain an active classroom that balances autonomy and structure. It offers student-centered strategies on sorting, station teaching, and cooperative learning that will help teachers build on students' intellectual curiosity, self-efficacy, and sense of purpose.

Lesson Imaging in Math and Science, ed. , v.
Lesson Imaging in Math and Science, ed. , v.

Lesson Imaging in Math and Science, ed. , v.

Featuring classroom examples, lesson imaging templates, and tips on how to start the process, this book helps teachers anticipate students' ideas and questions and stimulate deeper learning in science, math, engineering, and technology.

Unpacking Fractions, ed. , v.
Unpacking Fractions, ed. , v.

Unpacking Fractions, ed. , v.

This book provides teachers with concrete strategies for achieving the worthy goal of 'algebra for all' that will not be possible until 'fractions for all' is a reality. It offers three fundamental reasons why it's imperative for us to take a closer look at how we teach fractions: fractions play a key role in students' feelings about mathematics; fractions are fundamental to school math and daily life; and fractions are foundational to success in algebra.

Teaching to Strengths, ed. , v.
Teaching to Strengths, ed. , v.

Teaching to Strengths, ed. , v.

This book outlines a comprehensive, collaborative approach to teaching that focuses on students' strengths and resiliency. It encourages educators to embrace teaching and school-wide practices that support and enhance the academic and social-emotional development of students living with trauma, violence, and chronic stress.

Even on Your Worst Day You Can Be a Student's Best Hope, ed. , v.
Even on Your Worst Day You Can Be a Student's Best Hope, ed. , v.

Even on Your Worst Day You Can Be a Student's Best Hope, ed. , v.

In this guide, the author presents an approach informed by the teachers who helped him and honed through years of connecting with kids who needed someone to show them a path to a more positive future. He shares the little things you can do to prepare yourself for the hard work of making a difference and offers advice for bridging cultural divides, earning students' trust, and equipping them to take responsibility for their own success.

Ensuring High-Quality Curriculum, ed. , v.
Ensuring High-Quality Curriculum, ed. , v.

Ensuring High-Quality Curriculum, ed. , v.

This guide offers advice and real-life examples from elementary and secondary units of study across a variety of content areas and standards, as well as field-tested rubrics, protocols, and other tools. It also provides criteria for evaluating each component of a curriculum and end-of-chapter checklists to help ensure that criteria are met.

101 Strategies to Make Academic Vocabulary Stick, ed. , v.
101 Strategies to Make Academic Vocabulary Stick, ed. , v.

101 Strategies to Make Academic Vocabulary Stick, ed. , v.

This book is a guide to how to teach the essential, high-frequency words that appear in academic contexts—and reverse the disadvantages of what she calls 'word poverty.' It provides a selection of engaging strategies to help educators across all content areas and grade levels not only teach students a large quantity of words but also ensure that they know these words well.

Leading an Inclusive School, ed. , v.
Leading an Inclusive School, ed. , v.

Leading an Inclusive School, ed. , v.

This book is a guide for ensuring that your school provides the federally guaranteed 'least restrictive environment' for students no matter the severity of the challenges they face.

Solving the Homework Problem by Flipping the Learning, ed. , v.
Solving the Homework Problem by Flipping the Learning, ed. , v.

Solving the Homework Problem by Flipping the Learning, ed. , v.

This book outlines why traditional homework causes dread and frustration for students; how flipped learning—completing the harder or more analytical aspects of learning in class as opposed to having students do it on their own—improves student learning; and how teachers can create flipped assignments that both engage students and advance student learning.

Students at the Center, ed. , v.
Students at the Center, ed. , v.

Students at the Center, ed. , v.

This book maps out a transformative model of personalization that puts students at the center and asks them to employ the set of dispositions for engagement and learning known as the Habits of Mind.

Keeping It Real and Relevant, ed. , v.
Keeping It Real and Relevant, ed. , v.

Keeping It Real and Relevant, ed. , v.

This book offers lessons that educators at all levels can apply to teaching, assessing, counseling, and designing interventions for learners from all walks of life. It also offers real-life examples of challenging classroom situations, each with a detailed breakdown of how they were peacefully and non-punitively resolved and strategies for designing learning environments suited to the individual needs of students and reflective of their cultural backgrounds.

The Formative Five, ed. , v.
The Formative Five, ed. , v.

The Formative Five, ed. , v.

For success in school and life, students need more than proficiency in academic subjects and good scores on tests. To truly thrive, students need to develop attributes that aren't typically measured on standardized tests. In this book, educators will learn how to foster the 'Formative Five' success skills that today's students need, including : empathy; self-control; integrity; embracing diversity; and grit.

Engaging & Challenging Gifted Students, ed. , v.
Engaging & Challenging Gifted Students, ed. , v.

Engaging & Challenging Gifted Students, ed. , v.

This book provides teachers with the information and strategies they need to spot, advocate for, engage, and challenge exceptional learners in their classrooms. It enables them to learn how to recognize the challenges of each child, identify the five unexpected traits of exceptional learners, and adjust teaching to meet the needs of all learners.

Success with IEPs, ed. , v.
Success with IEPs, ed. , v.

Success with IEPs, ed. , v.

This book explores how the special education teacher and the general education teacher work together to create a student's individualized education plan (IEP) towards each student meeting carefully crafted goals. It addresses five common challenges posed by IEPs: understanding the full scope of the teacher's role, doing critical prep work for IEP meetings, offering modifications and accommodations, contributing to the IEP team, and monitoring student progress.

Building on the Strengths of Students with Special Needs, ed. , v.
Building on the Strengths of Students with Special Needs, ed. , v.

Building on the Strengths of Students with Special Needs, ed. , v.

This book focuses on specific disabilities and inclusive curriculum scenarios for learners in K-12 environments. It offers advice on how to prevent labels from capping student potential and encouragement to help teachers continually improve learner outcomes, and walks teachers through the process of reinforcing, motivating, scaffolding, and planning for instruction that targets learners of all ability levels.

How to Differentiate Instruction in Academically Diverse Classrooms, ed. 3, v.
How to Differentiate Instruction in Academically Diverse Classrooms, ed. 3, v.

How to Differentiate Instruction in Academically Diverse Classrooms, ed. 3, v.

This book covers the fundamentals of differentiating instruction for students in an academically diverse classroom and provides additional guidelines and new strategies for how to go about it. It explores what differentiation is and why it is essential, how to set up the flexible and supportive learning environment that promotes success, how to manage a differentiated classroom, and how to plan lessons differentiated by readiness, interest, and learning profile.

Measuring What We Do in Schools, ed. , v.
Measuring What We Do in Schools, ed. , v.

Measuring What We Do in Schools, ed. , v.

This book details the crucial role program evaluation serves in school success and how to implement meaningful evaluations that make a difference. It provides a road map of how to conduct comprehensive, system-wide evaluations of programs and processes; the tools needed to obtain usable, pertinent information; and how to use these data to expand teachers' and administrators' data-informed decision-making focus.

Instructional Coaching in Action, ed. , v.
Instructional Coaching in Action, ed. , v.

Instructional Coaching in Action, ed. , v.

This book provides insight and demonstrates how educator-centered instructional coaching can make a difference in teacher learning, instructional practice, and student outcomes.

Learning Transformed, ed. , v.
Learning Transformed, ed. , v.

Learning Transformed, ed. , v.

This book outlines eight keys--each a piece of a puzzle for transforming the K-12 education system of teaching and learning--to intentionally design tomorrow's schools so that today's learners are prepared for success . . . and stand ready to create new industries, find new cures, and solve world problems.

Digital Portfolios in the Classroom, ed. , v.
Digital Portfolios in the Classroom, ed. , v.

Digital Portfolios in the Classroom, ed. , v.

This book is a guide to help teachers sort through, capture, and make sense of the messiness associated with assessment. By shining a spotlight on three types of student portfolios—performance, process, and progress—and how they can be used to assess student work, it assists educators in navigating the maze of digital tools and implement the results to drive instruction.

The Perfect Assessment System, ed. , v.
The Perfect Assessment System, ed. , v.

The Perfect Assessment System, ed. , v.

This book calls for the ground-up redevelopment of assessment in U.S. education. It maps out the adjustments in practice and culture necessary to generate both accurate accountability data and the specific evidence of individual mastery that will support sound instructional decision making and better learning in the classroom.

How to Use Grading to Improve Learning, ed. , v.
How to Use Grading to Improve Learning, ed. , v.

How to Use Grading to Improve Learning, ed. , v.

This book guides educators at all levels in figuring out how to produce grades for single assignments and report cards that accurately communicate student achievement of learning goals. It explores topics that are fundamental to effective grading and learning practices, including acknowledging that all students can learn, supporting and motivating student effort and learning, designing and grading appropriate assessments, and implementing learning-focused grading policies.

Peer Feedback in the Classroom, ed. , v.
Peer Feedback in the Classroom, ed. , v.

Peer Feedback in the Classroom, ed. , v.

This book explores the role peer feedback plays in learning and teaching. It will help teachers gain an understanding of what meaningful feedback looks like; establish a student-led learning environment that supports risk taking and honest sharing; teach students to be adept peer strategists; develop cooperative student expert groups; and use technology to enhance collaboration, streamline the learning and revision process, and strengthen students' digital citizenship skills.

Total Participation Techniques, ed. 2, v.
Total Participation Techniques, ed. 2, v.

Total Participation Techniques, ed. 2, v.

This book provides detailed descriptions of the Total Participation Techniques (TPTs) with step-by-step instructions and includes new techniques to engage K–12 students in active learning as well as ways to adapt and personalize the techniques to fit your context and content. Techniques are presented in four parts: overview, implementation instructions, student participation, and classroom personalization, with real-world examples and toolkits for all levels of learning.

Mastering Formative Assessment Moves, ed. , v.
Mastering Formative Assessment Moves, ed. , v.

Mastering Formative Assessment Moves, ed. , v.

This book explores classroom-tested formative assessment moves—priming, posing, pausing, probing, bouncing, tagging, and binning--including foundational research, explaining how and when to best use them and describing what they look like in practice. Highlights include case studies, try-now tasks, and tips and advice from beginning and seasoned teachers who use these formative assessment moves in their classrooms.

Building Equity, ed. , v.
Building Equity, ed. , v.

Building Equity, ed. , v.

Introduces a new model to clarify the structural and interpersonal components of an equitable and schooling experience, as well as a survey-based tool to help school and teacher leaders uncover equity-related issues and organize their efforts to better address physical integration, social-emotional engagement, opportunity to learn, instructional excellence, and engaged and inspired learners.

Fighting for Change in Your School, ed. , v.
Fighting for Change in Your School, ed. , v.

Fighting for Change in Your School, ed. , v.

This book offers guidance to help educators select, implement, and assess effective school- or districtwide initiatives. It is filled with resources like action checklists, principles to guide educators, and in-depth questions and protocols, for engaging in collaborative professional development activities that strengthen teaching and learning practices and improve student achievement.

The Best Class You Never Taught, ed. , v.
The Best Class You Never Taught, ed. , v.

The Best Class You Never Taught, ed. , v.

This book provides a step-by-step guide for the implementation of Spider Web Discussion, covering everything from introducing the technique to creating rubrics for discussion self-assessment to the nuts and bolts of charting the conversations and using the data collected for formative assessment.

Assessing Multilingual Learners, ed. , v.
Assessing Multilingual Learners, ed. , v.

Assessing Multilingual Learners, ed. , v.

This book addresses the needs of multilingual students who enter a new school and have to learn to adapt to a new country and a new language—and they must be assessed along with their peers. It presents the story of Ana, a newcomer to the United States and its school system and, in a month-by-month format, reveals how assessment affects students, teachers, families, and school leaders. It shows teachers how to collect, analyze, and act upon data about multilingual learners.

Dimension 1a: Demonstrating Knowledge of Content & Pedagogy

Ensuring High-Quality Curriculum, ed. , v.
Ensuring High-Quality Curriculum, ed. , v.

Ensuring High-Quality Curriculum, ed. , v.

This guide offers advice and real-life examples from elementary and secondary units of study across a variety of content areas and standards, as well as field-tested rubrics, protocols, and other tools. It also provides criteria for evaluating each component of a curriculum and end-of-chapter checklists to help ensure that criteria are met.

Lesson Imaging in Math and Science, ed. , v.
Lesson Imaging in Math and Science, ed. , v.

Lesson Imaging in Math and Science, ed. , v.

Featuring classroom examples, lesson imaging templates, and tips on how to start the process, this book helps teachers anticipate students' ideas and questions and stimulate deeper learning in science, math, engineering, and technology.

Teaching in the Fast Lane, ed. , v.
Teaching in the Fast Lane, ed. , v.

Teaching in the Fast Lane, ed. , v.

This book details how to design, manage, and maintain an active classroom that balances autonomy and structure. It offers student-centered strategies on sorting, station teaching, and cooperative learning that will help teachers build on students' intellectual curiosity, self-efficacy, and sense of purpose.

Unpacking Fractions, ed. , v.
Unpacking Fractions, ed. , v.

Unpacking Fractions, ed. , v.

This book provides teachers with concrete strategies for achieving the worthy goal of 'algebra for all' that will not be possible until 'fractions for all' is a reality. It offers three fundamental reasons why it's imperative for us to take a closer look at how we teach fractions: fractions play a key role in students' feelings about mathematics; fractions are fundamental to school math and daily life; and fractions are foundational to success in algebra.

101 Strategies to Make Academic Vocabulary Stick, ed. , v.
101 Strategies to Make Academic Vocabulary Stick, ed. , v.

101 Strategies to Make Academic Vocabulary Stick, ed. , v.

This book is a guide to how to teach the essential, high-frequency words that appear in academic contexts—and reverse the disadvantages of what she calls 'word poverty.' It provides a selection of engaging strategies to help educators across all content areas and grade levels not only teach students a large quantity of words but also ensure that they know these words well.

Leading an Inclusive School, ed. , v.
Leading an Inclusive School, ed. , v.

Leading an Inclusive School, ed. , v.

This book is a guide for ensuring that your school provides the federally guaranteed 'least restrictive environment' for students no matter the severity of the challenges they face.

Solving the Homework Problem by Flipping the Learning, ed. , v.
Solving the Homework Problem by Flipping the Learning, ed. , v.

Solving the Homework Problem by Flipping the Learning, ed. , v.

This book outlines why traditional homework causes dread and frustration for students; how flipped learning—completing the harder or more analytical aspects of learning in class as opposed to having students do it on their own—improves student learning; and how teachers can create flipped assignments that both engage students and advance student learning.

Dimension 1b: Demonstrating Knowledge of Students

Even on Your Worst Day You Can Be a Student's Best Hope, ed. , v.
Even on Your Worst Day You Can Be a Student's Best Hope, ed. , v.

Even on Your Worst Day You Can Be a Student's Best Hope, ed. , v.

In this guide, the author presents an approach informed by the teachers who helped him and honed through years of connecting with kids who needed someone to show them a path to a more positive future. He shares the little things you can do to prepare yourself for the hard work of making a difference and offers advice for bridging cultural divides, earning students' trust, and equipping them to take responsibility for their own success.

Teaching to Strengths, ed. , v.
Teaching to Strengths, ed. , v.

Teaching to Strengths, ed. , v.

This book outlines a comprehensive, collaborative approach to teaching that focuses on students' strengths and resiliency. It encourages educators to embrace teaching and school-wide practices that support and enhance the academic and social-emotional development of students living with trauma, violence, and chronic stress.

Students at the Center, ed. , v.
Students at the Center, ed. , v.

Students at the Center, ed. , v.

This book maps out a transformative model of personalization that puts students at the center and asks them to employ the set of dispositions for engagement and learning known as the Habits of Mind.

Keeping It Real and Relevant, ed. , v.
Keeping It Real and Relevant, ed. , v.

Keeping It Real and Relevant, ed. , v.

This book offers lessons that educators at all levels can apply to teaching, assessing, counseling, and designing interventions for learners from all walks of life. It also offers real-life examples of challenging classroom situations, each with a detailed breakdown of how they were peacefully and non-punitively resolved and strategies for designing learning environments suited to the individual needs of students and reflective of their cultural backgrounds.

The Formative Five, ed. , v.
The Formative Five, ed. , v.

The Formative Five, ed. , v.

For success in school and life, students need more than proficiency in academic subjects and good scores on tests. To truly thrive, students need to develop attributes that aren't typically measured on standardized tests. In this book, educators will learn how to foster the 'Formative Five' success skills that today's students need, including : empathy; self-control; integrity; embracing diversity; and grit.

Engaging & Challenging Gifted Students, ed. , v.
Engaging & Challenging Gifted Students, ed. , v.

Engaging & Challenging Gifted Students, ed. , v.

This book provides teachers with the information and strategies they need to spot, advocate for, engage, and challenge exceptional learners in their classrooms. It enables them to learn how to recognize the challenges of each child, identify the five unexpected traits of exceptional learners, and adjust teaching to meet the needs of all learners.

Success with IEPs, ed. , v.
Success with IEPs, ed. , v.

Success with IEPs, ed. , v.

This book explores how the special education teacher and the general education teacher work together to create a student's individualized education plan (IEP) towards each student meeting carefully crafted goals. It addresses five common challenges posed by IEPs: understanding the full scope of the teacher's role, doing critical prep work for IEP meetings, offering modifications and accommodations, contributing to the IEP team, and monitoring student progress.

Building on the Strengths of Students with Special Needs, ed. , v.
Building on the Strengths of Students with Special Needs, ed. , v.

Building on the Strengths of Students with Special Needs, ed. , v.

This book focuses on specific disabilities and inclusive curriculum scenarios for learners in K-12 environments. It offers advice on how to prevent labels from capping student potential and encouragement to help teachers continually improve learner outcomes, and walks teachers through the process of reinforcing, motivating, scaffolding, and planning for instruction that targets learners of all ability levels.

How to Differentiate Instruction in Academically Diverse Classrooms, ed. 3, v.
How to Differentiate Instruction in Academically Diverse Classrooms, ed. 3, v.

How to Differentiate Instruction in Academically Diverse Classrooms, ed. 3, v.

This book covers the fundamentals of differentiating instruction for students in an academically diverse classroom and provides additional guidelines and new strategies for how to go about it. It explores what differentiation is and why it is essential, how to set up the flexible and supportive learning environment that promotes success, how to manage a differentiated classroom, and how to plan lessons differentiated by readiness, interest, and learning profile.

Leading an Inclusive School, ed. , v.
Leading an Inclusive School, ed. , v.

Leading an Inclusive School, ed. , v.

This book is a guide for ensuring that your school provides the federally guaranteed 'least restrictive environment' for students no matter the severity of the challenges they face.

Dimension 1c: Setting Instructional Outcomes

Measuring What We Do in Schools, ed. , v.
Measuring What We Do in Schools, ed. , v.

Measuring What We Do in Schools, ed. , v.

This book details the crucial role program evaluation serves in school success and how to implement meaningful evaluations that make a difference. It provides a road map of how to conduct comprehensive, system-wide evaluations of programs and processes; the tools needed to obtain usable, pertinent information; and how to use these data to expand teachers' and administrators' data-informed decision-making focus.

Instructional Coaching in Action, ed. , v.
Instructional Coaching in Action, ed. , v.

Instructional Coaching in Action, ed. , v.

This book provides insight and demonstrates how educator-centered instructional coaching can make a difference in teacher learning, instructional practice, and student outcomes.

Learning Transformed, ed. , v.
Learning Transformed, ed. , v.

Learning Transformed, ed. , v.

This book outlines eight keys--each a piece of a puzzle for transforming the K-12 education system of teaching and learning--to intentionally design tomorrow's schools so that today's learners are prepared for success . . . and stand ready to create new industries, find new cures, and solve world problems.

Digital Portfolios in the Classroom, ed. , v.
Digital Portfolios in the Classroom, ed. , v.

Digital Portfolios in the Classroom, ed. , v.

This book is a guide to help teachers sort through, capture, and make sense of the messiness associated with assessment. By shining a spotlight on three types of student portfolios—performance, process, and progress—and how they can be used to assess student work, it assists educators in navigating the maze of digital tools and implement the results to drive instruction.

The Perfect Assessment System, ed. , v.
The Perfect Assessment System, ed. , v.

The Perfect Assessment System, ed. , v.

This book calls for the ground-up redevelopment of assessment in U.S. education. It maps out the adjustments in practice and culture necessary to generate both accurate accountability data and the specific evidence of individual mastery that will support sound instructional decision making and better learning in the classroom.

How to Use Grading to Improve Learning, ed. , v.
How to Use Grading to Improve Learning, ed. , v.

How to Use Grading to Improve Learning, ed. , v.

This book guides educators at all levels in figuring out how to produce grades for single assignments and report cards that accurately communicate student achievement of learning goals. It explores topics that are fundamental to effective grading and learning practices, including acknowledging that all students can learn, supporting and motivating student effort and learning, designing and grading appropriate assessments, and implementing learning-focused grading policies.

Peer Feedback in the Classroom, ed. , v.
Peer Feedback in the Classroom, ed. , v.

Peer Feedback in the Classroom, ed. , v.

This book explores the role peer feedback plays in learning and teaching. It will help teachers gain an understanding of what meaningful feedback looks like; establish a student-led learning environment that supports risk taking and honest sharing; teach students to be adept peer strategists; develop cooperative student expert groups; and use technology to enhance collaboration, streamline the learning and revision process, and strengthen students' digital citizenship skills.

Total Participation Techniques, ed. 2, v.
Total Participation Techniques, ed. 2, v.

Total Participation Techniques, ed. 2, v.

This book provides detailed descriptions of the Total Participation Techniques (TPTs) with step-by-step instructions and includes new techniques to engage K–12 students in active learning as well as ways to adapt and personalize the techniques to fit your context and content. Techniques are presented in four parts: overview, implementation instructions, student participation, and classroom personalization, with real-world examples and toolkits for all levels of learning.

Dimension 1d: Demonstrating Knowledge of Resources

Ensuring High-Quality Curriculum, ed. , v.
Ensuring High-Quality Curriculum, ed. , v.

Ensuring High-Quality Curriculum, ed. , v.

This guide offers advice and real-life examples from elementary and secondary units of study across a variety of content areas and standards, as well as field-tested rubrics, protocols, and other tools. It also provides criteria for evaluating each component of a curriculum and end-of-chapter checklists to help ensure that criteria are met.

Lesson Imaging in Math and Science, ed. , v.
Lesson Imaging in Math and Science, ed. , v.

Lesson Imaging in Math and Science, ed. , v.

Featuring classroom examples, lesson imaging templates, and tips on how to start the process, this book helps teachers anticipate students' ideas and questions and stimulate deeper learning in science, math, engineering, and technology.

Teaching in the Fast Lane, ed. , v.
Teaching in the Fast Lane, ed. , v.

Teaching in the Fast Lane, ed. , v.

This book details how to design, manage, and maintain an active classroom that balances autonomy and structure. It offers student-centered strategies on sorting, station teaching, and cooperative learning that will help teachers build on students' intellectual curiosity, self-efficacy, and sense of purpose.

Unpacking Fractions, ed. , v.
Unpacking Fractions, ed. , v.

Unpacking Fractions, ed. , v.

This book provides teachers with concrete strategies for achieving the worthy goal of 'algebra for all' that will not be possible until 'fractions for all' is a reality. It offers three fundamental reasons why it's imperative for us to take a closer look at how we teach fractions: fractions play a key role in students' feelings about mathematics; fractions are fundamental to school math and daily life; and fractions are foundational to success in algebra.

101 Strategies to Make Academic Vocabulary Stick, ed. , v.
101 Strategies to Make Academic Vocabulary Stick, ed. , v.

101 Strategies to Make Academic Vocabulary Stick, ed. , v.

This book is a guide to how to teach the essential, high-frequency words that appear in academic contexts—and reverse the disadvantages of what she calls 'word poverty.' It provides a selection of engaging strategies to help educators across all content areas and grade levels not only teach students a large quantity of words but also ensure that they know these words well.

Leading an Inclusive School, ed. , v.
Leading an Inclusive School, ed. , v.

Leading an Inclusive School, ed. , v.

This book is a guide for ensuring that your school provides the federally guaranteed 'least restrictive environment' for students no matter the severity of the challenges they face.

Dimension 1e: Designing Coherent Instruction

Mastering Formative Assessment Moves, ed. , v.
Mastering Formative Assessment Moves, ed. , v.

Mastering Formative Assessment Moves, ed. , v.

This book explores classroom-tested formative assessment moves—priming, posing, pausing, probing, bouncing, tagging, and binning--including foundational research, explaining how and when to best use them and describing what they look like in practice. Highlights include case studies, try-now tasks, and tips and advice from beginning and seasoned teachers who use these formative assessment moves in their classrooms.

Students at the Center, ed. , v.
Students at the Center, ed. , v.

Students at the Center, ed. , v.

This book maps out a transformative model of personalization that puts students at the center and asks them to employ the set of dispositions for engagement and learning known as the Habits of Mind.

Ensuring High-Quality Curriculum, ed. , v.
Ensuring High-Quality Curriculum, ed. , v.

Ensuring High-Quality Curriculum, ed. , v.

This guide offers advice and real-life examples from elementary and secondary units of study across a variety of content areas and standards, as well as field-tested rubrics, protocols, and other tools. It also provides criteria for evaluating each component of a curriculum and end-of-chapter checklists to help ensure that criteria are met.

Building Equity, ed. , v.
Building Equity, ed. , v.

Building Equity, ed. , v.

Introduces a new model to clarify the structural and interpersonal components of an equitable and schooling experience, as well as a survey-based tool to help school and teacher leaders uncover equity-related issues and organize their efforts to better address physical integration, social-emotional engagement, opportunity to learn, instructional excellence, and engaged and inspired learners.

How to Differentiate Instruction in Academically Diverse Classrooms, ed. 3, v.
How to Differentiate Instruction in Academically Diverse Classrooms, ed. 3, v.

How to Differentiate Instruction in Academically Diverse Classrooms, ed. 3, v.

This book covers the fundamentals of differentiating instruction for students in an academically diverse classroom and provides additional guidelines and new strategies for how to go about it. It explores what differentiation is and why it is essential, how to set up the flexible and supportive learning environment that promotes success, how to manage a differentiated classroom, and how to plan lessons differentiated by readiness, interest, and learning profile.

Learning Transformed, ed. , v.
Learning Transformed, ed. , v.

Learning Transformed, ed. , v.

This book outlines eight keys--each a piece of a puzzle for transforming the K-12 education system of teaching and learning--to intentionally design tomorrow's schools so that today's learners are prepared for success . . . and stand ready to create new industries, find new cures, and solve world problems.

Fighting for Change in Your School, ed. , v.
Fighting for Change in Your School, ed. , v.

Fighting for Change in Your School, ed. , v.

This book offers guidance to help educators select, implement, and assess effective school- or districtwide initiatives. It is filled with resources like action checklists, principles to guide educators, and in-depth questions and protocols, for engaging in collaborative professional development activities that strengthen teaching and learning practices and improve student achievement.

Lesson Imaging in Math and Science, ed. , v.
Lesson Imaging in Math and Science, ed. , v.

Lesson Imaging in Math and Science, ed. , v.

Featuring classroom examples, lesson imaging templates, and tips on how to start the process, this book helps teachers anticipate students' ideas and questions and stimulate deeper learning in science, math, engineering, and technology.

Solving the Homework Problem by Flipping the Learning, ed. , v.
Solving the Homework Problem by Flipping the Learning, ed. , v.

Solving the Homework Problem by Flipping the Learning, ed. , v.

This book outlines why traditional homework causes dread and frustration for students; how flipped learning—completing the harder or more analytical aspects of learning in class as opposed to having students do it on their own—improves student learning; and how teachers can create flipped assignments that both engage students and advance student learning.

Unpacking Fractions, ed. , v.
Unpacking Fractions, ed. , v.

Unpacking Fractions, ed. , v.

This book provides teachers with concrete strategies for achieving the worthy goal of 'algebra for all' that will not be possible until 'fractions for all' is a reality. It offers three fundamental reasons why it's imperative for us to take a closer look at how we teach fractions: fractions play a key role in students' feelings about mathematics; fractions are fundamental to school math and daily life; and fractions are foundational to success in algebra.

The Best Class You Never Taught, ed. , v.
The Best Class You Never Taught, ed. , v.

The Best Class You Never Taught, ed. , v.

This book provides a step-by-step guide for the implementation of Spider Web Discussion, covering everything from introducing the technique to creating rubrics for discussion self-assessment to the nuts and bolts of charting the conversations and using the data collected for formative assessment.

Engaging & Challenging Gifted Students, ed. , v.
Engaging & Challenging Gifted Students, ed. , v.

Engaging & Challenging Gifted Students, ed. , v.

This book provides teachers with the information and strategies they need to spot, advocate for, engage, and challenge exceptional learners in their classrooms. It enables them to learn how to recognize the challenges of each child, identify the five unexpected traits of exceptional learners, and adjust teaching to meet the needs of all learners.

Dimension 1f: Designing Student Assessments

The Perfect Assessment System, ed. , v.
The Perfect Assessment System, ed. , v.

The Perfect Assessment System, ed. , v.

This book calls for the ground-up redevelopment of assessment in U.S. education. It maps out the adjustments in practice and culture necessary to generate both accurate accountability data and the specific evidence of individual mastery that will support sound instructional decision making and better learning in the classroom.

Measuring What We Do in Schools, ed. , v.
Measuring What We Do in Schools, ed. , v.

Measuring What We Do in Schools, ed. , v.

This book details the crucial role program evaluation serves in school success and how to implement meaningful evaluations that make a difference. It provides a road map of how to conduct comprehensive, system-wide evaluations of programs and processes; the tools needed to obtain usable, pertinent information; and how to use these data to expand teachers' and administrators' data-informed decision-making focus.

Assessing Multilingual Learners, ed. , v.
Assessing Multilingual Learners, ed. , v.

Assessing Multilingual Learners, ed. , v.

This book addresses the needs of multilingual students who enter a new school and have to learn to adapt to a new country and a new language—and they must be assessed along with their peers. It presents the story of Ana, a newcomer to the United States and its school system and, in a month-by-month format, reveals how assessment affects students, teachers, families, and school leaders. It shows teachers how to collect, analyze, and act upon data about multilingual learners.

Mastering Formative Assessment Moves, ed. , v.
Mastering Formative Assessment Moves, ed. , v.

Mastering Formative Assessment Moves, ed. , v.

This book explores classroom-tested formative assessment moves—priming, posing, pausing, probing, bouncing, tagging, and binning--including foundational research, explaining how and when to best use them and describing what they look like in practice. Highlights include case studies, try-now tasks, and tips and advice from beginning and seasoned teachers who use these formative assessment moves in their classrooms.

How to Use Grading to Improve Learning, ed. , v.
How to Use Grading to Improve Learning, ed. , v.

How to Use Grading to Improve Learning, ed. , v.

This book guides educators at all levels in figuring out how to produce grades for single assignments and report cards that accurately communicate student achievement of learning goals. It explores topics that are fundamental to effective grading and learning practices, including acknowledging that all students can learn, supporting and motivating student effort and learning, designing and grading appropriate assessments, and implementing learning-focused grading policies.

The Best Class You Never Taught, ed. , v.
The Best Class You Never Taught, ed. , v.

The Best Class You Never Taught, ed. , v.

This book provides a step-by-step guide for the implementation of Spider Web Discussion, covering everything from introducing the technique to creating rubrics for discussion self-assessment to the nuts and bolts of charting the conversations and using the data collected for formative assessment.

Digital Portfolios in the Classroom, ed. , v.
Digital Portfolios in the Classroom, ed. , v.

Digital Portfolios in the Classroom, ed. , v.

This book is a guide to help teachers sort through, capture, and make sense of the messiness associated with assessment. By shining a spotlight on three types of student portfolios—performance, process, and progress—and how they can be used to assess student work, it assists educators in navigating the maze of digital tools and implement the results to drive instruction.

Success with IEPs, ed. , v.
Success with IEPs, ed. , v.

Success with IEPs, ed. , v.

This book explores how the special education teacher and the general education teacher work together to create a student's individualized education plan (IEP) towards each student meeting carefully crafted goals. It addresses five common challenges posed by IEPs: understanding the full scope of the teacher's role, doing critical prep work for IEP meetings, offering modifications and accommodations, contributing to the IEP team, and monitoring student progress.

Building on the Strengths of Students with Special Needs, ed. , v.
Building on the Strengths of Students with Special Needs, ed. , v.

Building on the Strengths of Students with Special Needs, ed. , v.

This book focuses on specific disabilities and inclusive curriculum scenarios for learners in K-12 environments. It offers advice on how to prevent labels from capping student potential and encouragement to help teachers continually improve learner outcomes, and walks teachers through the process of reinforcing, motivating, scaffolding, and planning for instruction that targets learners of all ability levels.

How to Differentiate Instruction in Academically Diverse Classrooms, ed. 3, v.
How to Differentiate Instruction in Academically Diverse Classrooms, ed. 3, v.

How to Differentiate Instruction in Academically Diverse Classrooms, ed. 3, v.

This book covers the fundamentals of differentiating instruction for students in an academically diverse classroom and provides additional guidelines and new strategies for how to go about it. It explores what differentiation is and why it is essential, how to set up the flexible and supportive learning environment that promotes success, how to manage a differentiated classroom, and how to plan lessons differentiated by readiness, interest, and learning profile.

Domain 2: Classroom Instruction

How to Differentiate Instruction in Academically Diverse Classrooms, ed. 3, v.
How to Differentiate Instruction in Academically Diverse Classrooms, ed. 3, v.

How to Differentiate Instruction in Academically Diverse Classrooms, ed. 3, v.

This book covers the fundamentals of differentiating instruction for students in an academically diverse classroom and provides additional guidelines and new strategies for how to go about it. It explores what differentiation is and why it is essential, how to set up the flexible and supportive learning environment that promotes success, how to manage a differentiated classroom, and how to plan lessons differentiated by readiness, interest, and learning profile.

Bold Moves for Schools, ed. , v.
Bold Moves for Schools, ed. , v.

Bold Moves for Schools, ed. , v.

This book proposes a new approach to pedagogy as the basis for the bold moves teachers and leaders need to make to engage all learners and prepare them for now and into the future. The authors examine every aspect of K-12 education, including teacher roles, curriculum, instruction, and assessment, as well as the physical and virtual learning spaces that engage 21st century teachers and learners.

Peer Feedback in the Classroom, ed. , v.
Peer Feedback in the Classroom, ed. , v.

Peer Feedback in the Classroom, ed. , v.

This book explores the role peer feedback plays in learning and teaching. It will help teachers gain an understanding of what meaningful feedback looks like; establish a student-led learning environment that supports risk taking and honest sharing; teach students to be adept peer strategists; develop cooperative student expert groups; and use technology to enhance collaboration, streamline the learning and revision process, and strengthen students' digital citizenship skills.

School Culture Recharged, ed. , v.
School Culture Recharged, ed. , v.

School Culture Recharged, ed. , v.

This book offers practical advice and strategies that help you build positive energy to reinvigorate your school's culture and staff. It zeroes in on key school improvement efforts, including moving from the culture you have to the culture you want; using the school's culture to improve teaching, job satisfaction, and morale; maximizing the intentions of professional learning communities; and developing organizational habits that can contribute to positive change.

The Formative Five, ed. , v.
The Formative Five, ed. , v.

The Formative Five, ed. , v.

For success in school and life, students need more than proficiency in academic subjects and good scores on tests. To truly thrive, students need to develop attributes that aren't typically measured on standardized tests. In this book, educators will learn how to foster the 'Formative Five' success skills that today's students need, including : empathy; self-control; integrity; embracing diversity; and grit.

Learning Transformed, ed. , v.
Learning Transformed, ed. , v.

Learning Transformed, ed. , v.

This book outlines eight keys--each a piece of a puzzle for transforming the K-12 education system of teaching and learning--to intentionally design tomorrow's schools so that today's learners are prepared for success . . . and stand ready to create new industries, find new cures, and solve world problems.

Even on Your Worst Day You Can Be a Student's Best Hope, ed. , v.
Even on Your Worst Day You Can Be a Student's Best Hope, ed. , v.

Even on Your Worst Day You Can Be a Student's Best Hope, ed. , v.

In this guide, the author presents an approach informed by the teachers who helped him and honed through years of connecting with kids who needed someone to show them a path to a more positive future. He shares the little things you can do to prepare yourself for the hard work of making a difference and offers advice for bridging cultural divides, earning students' trust, and equipping them to take responsibility for their own success.

Building Equity, ed. , v.
Building Equity, ed. , v.

Building Equity, ed. , v.

Introduces a new model to clarify the structural and interpersonal components of an equitable and schooling experience, as well as a survey-based tool to help school and teacher leaders uncover equity-related issues and organize their efforts to better address physical integration, social-emotional engagement, opportunity to learn, instructional excellence, and engaged and inspired learners.

Leading an Inclusive School, ed. , v.
Leading an Inclusive School, ed. , v.

Leading an Inclusive School, ed. , v.

This book is a guide for ensuring that your school provides the federally guaranteed 'least restrictive environment' for students no matter the severity of the challenges they face.

Keeping It Real and Relevant, ed. , v.
Keeping It Real and Relevant, ed. , v.

Keeping It Real and Relevant, ed. , v.

This book offers lessons that educators at all levels can apply to teaching, assessing, counseling, and designing interventions for learners from all walks of life. It also offers real-life examples of challenging classroom situations, each with a detailed breakdown of how they were peacefully and non-punitively resolved and strategies for designing learning environments suited to the individual needs of students and reflective of their cultural backgrounds.

Total Participation Techniques, ed. 2, v.
Total Participation Techniques, ed. 2, v.

Total Participation Techniques, ed. 2, v.

This book provides detailed descriptions of the Total Participation Techniques (TPTs) with step-by-step instructions and includes new techniques to engage K–12 students in active learning as well as ways to adapt and personalize the techniques to fit your context and content. Techniques are presented in four parts: overview, implementation instructions, student participation, and classroom personalization, with real-world examples and toolkits for all levels of learning.

Teaching in the Fast Lane, ed. , v.
Teaching in the Fast Lane, ed. , v.

Teaching in the Fast Lane, ed. , v.

This book details how to design, manage, and maintain an active classroom that balances autonomy and structure. It offers student-centered strategies on sorting, station teaching, and cooperative learning that will help teachers build on students' intellectual curiosity, self-efficacy, and sense of purpose.

Teaching to Strengths, ed. , v.
Teaching to Strengths, ed. , v.

Teaching to Strengths, ed. , v.

This book outlines a comprehensive, collaborative approach to teaching that focuses on students' strengths and resiliency. It encourages educators to embrace teaching and school-wide practices that support and enhance the academic and social-emotional development of students living with trauma, violence, and chronic stress.

Building on the Strengths of Students with Special Needs, ed. , v.
Building on the Strengths of Students with Special Needs, ed. , v.

Building on the Strengths of Students with Special Needs, ed. , v.

This book focuses on specific disabilities and inclusive curriculum scenarios for learners in K-12 environments. It offers advice on how to prevent labels from capping student potential and encouragement to help teachers continually improve learner outcomes, and walks teachers through the process of reinforcing, motivating, scaffolding, and planning for instruction that targets learners of all ability levels.

How to Give Effective Feedback to Your Students, ed. 2, v.
How to Give Effective Feedback to Your Students, ed. 2, v.

How to Give Effective Feedback to Your Students, ed. 2, v.

This book offers enhanced guidance for considering the effectiveness of properly crafted and individually tailored feedback on student work. It provides information on every aspect of feedback, including strategies to uplift and encourage students to persevere in their work; how to formulate and deliver feedback that both assesses learning and extends instruction; and when and how to use oral, written, and visual as well as individual, group, or whole-class feedback.

Students at the Center, ed. , v.
Students at the Center, ed. , v.

Students at the Center, ed. , v.

This book maps out a transformative model of personalization that puts students at the center and asks them to employ the set of dispositions for engagement and learning known as the Habits of Mind.

Engaging & Challenging Gifted Students, ed. , v.
Engaging & Challenging Gifted Students, ed. , v.

Engaging & Challenging Gifted Students, ed. , v.

This book provides teachers with the information and strategies they need to spot, advocate for, engage, and challenge exceptional learners in their classrooms. It enables them to learn how to recognize the challenges of each child, identify the five unexpected traits of exceptional learners, and adjust teaching to meet the needs of all learners.

Dimension 2a: Creating Environment of Respect and Rapport

School Culture Recharged, ed. , v.
School Culture Recharged, ed. , v.

School Culture Recharged, ed. , v.

This book offers practical advice and strategies that help you build positive energy to reinvigorate your school's culture and staff. It zeroes in on key school improvement efforts, including moving from the culture you have to the culture you want; using the school's culture to improve teaching, job satisfaction, and morale; maximizing the intentions of professional learning communities; and developing organizational habits that can contribute to positive change.

The Formative Five, ed. , v.
The Formative Five, ed. , v.

The Formative Five, ed. , v.

For success in school and life, students need more than proficiency in academic subjects and good scores on tests. To truly thrive, students need to develop attributes that aren't typically measured on standardized tests. In this book, educators will learn how to foster the 'Formative Five' success skills that today's students need, including : empathy; self-control; integrity; embracing diversity; and grit.

Learning Transformed, ed. , v.
Learning Transformed, ed. , v.

Learning Transformed, ed. , v.

This book outlines eight keys--each a piece of a puzzle for transforming the K-12 education system of teaching and learning--to intentionally design tomorrow's schools so that today's learners are prepared for success . . . and stand ready to create new industries, find new cures, and solve world problems.

Even on Your Worst Day You Can Be a Student's Best Hope, ed. , v.
Even on Your Worst Day You Can Be a Student's Best Hope, ed. , v.

Even on Your Worst Day You Can Be a Student's Best Hope, ed. , v.

In this guide, the author presents an approach informed by the teachers who helped him and honed through years of connecting with kids who needed someone to show them a path to a more positive future. He shares the little things you can do to prepare yourself for the hard work of making a difference and offers advice for bridging cultural divides, earning students' trust, and equipping them to take responsibility for their own success.

Building Equity, ed. , v.
Building Equity, ed. , v.

Building Equity, ed. , v.

Introduces a new model to clarify the structural and interpersonal components of an equitable and schooling experience, as well as a survey-based tool to help school and teacher leaders uncover equity-related issues and organize their efforts to better address physical integration, social-emotional engagement, opportunity to learn, instructional excellence, and engaged and inspired learners.

Bold Moves for Schools, ed. , v.
Bold Moves for Schools, ed. , v.

Bold Moves for Schools, ed. , v.

This book proposes a new approach to pedagogy as the basis for the bold moves teachers and leaders need to make to engage all learners and prepare them for now and into the future. The authors examine every aspect of K-12 education, including teacher roles, curriculum, instruction, and assessment, as well as the physical and virtual learning spaces that engage 21st century teachers and learners.

How to Differentiate Instruction in Academically Diverse Classrooms, ed. 3, v.
How to Differentiate Instruction in Academically Diverse Classrooms, ed. 3, v.

How to Differentiate Instruction in Academically Diverse Classrooms, ed. 3, v.

This book covers the fundamentals of differentiating instruction for students in an academically diverse classroom and provides additional guidelines and new strategies for how to go about it. It explores what differentiation is and why it is essential, how to set up the flexible and supportive learning environment that promotes success, how to manage a differentiated classroom, and how to plan lessons differentiated by readiness, interest, and learning profile.

Leading an Inclusive School, ed. , v.
Leading an Inclusive School, ed. , v.

Leading an Inclusive School, ed. , v.

This book is a guide for ensuring that your school provides the federally guaranteed 'least restrictive environment' for students no matter the severity of the challenges they face.

Keeping It Real and Relevant, ed. , v.
Keeping It Real and Relevant, ed. , v.

Keeping It Real and Relevant, ed. , v.

This book offers lessons that educators at all levels can apply to teaching, assessing, counseling, and designing interventions for learners from all walks of life. It also offers real-life examples of challenging classroom situations, each with a detailed breakdown of how they were peacefully and non-punitively resolved and strategies for designing learning environments suited to the individual needs of students and reflective of their cultural backgrounds.

Dimension 2b: Establishing a Culture for Learning

Bold Moves for Schools, ed. , v.
Bold Moves for Schools, ed. , v.

Bold Moves for Schools, ed. , v.

This book proposes a new approach to pedagogy as the basis for the bold moves teachers and leaders need to make to engage all learners and prepare them for now and into the future. The authors examine every aspect of K-12 education, including teacher roles, curriculum, instruction, and assessment, as well as the physical and virtual learning spaces that engage 21st century teachers and learners.

Total Participation Techniques, ed. 2, v.
Total Participation Techniques, ed. 2, v.

Total Participation Techniques, ed. 2, v.

This book provides detailed descriptions of the Total Participation Techniques (TPTs) with step-by-step instructions and includes new techniques to engage K–12 students in active learning as well as ways to adapt and personalize the techniques to fit your context and content. Techniques are presented in four parts: overview, implementation instructions, student participation, and classroom personalization, with real-world examples and toolkits for all levels of learning.

Teaching in the Fast Lane, ed. , v.
Teaching in the Fast Lane, ed. , v.

Teaching in the Fast Lane, ed. , v.

This book details how to design, manage, and maintain an active classroom that balances autonomy and structure. It offers student-centered strategies on sorting, station teaching, and cooperative learning that will help teachers build on students' intellectual curiosity, self-efficacy, and sense of purpose.

Teaching to Strengths, ed. , v.
Teaching to Strengths, ed. , v.

Teaching to Strengths, ed. , v.

This book outlines a comprehensive, collaborative approach to teaching that focuses on students' strengths and resiliency. It encourages educators to embrace teaching and school-wide practices that support and enhance the academic and social-emotional development of students living with trauma, violence, and chronic stress.

Building on the Strengths of Students with Special Needs, ed. , v.
Building on the Strengths of Students with Special Needs, ed. , v.

Building on the Strengths of Students with Special Needs, ed. , v.

This book focuses on specific disabilities and inclusive curriculum scenarios for learners in K-12 environments. It offers advice on how to prevent labels from capping student potential and encouragement to help teachers continually improve learner outcomes, and walks teachers through the process of reinforcing, motivating, scaffolding, and planning for instruction that targets learners of all ability levels.

Peer Feedback in the Classroom, ed. , v.
Peer Feedback in the Classroom, ed. , v.

Peer Feedback in the Classroom, ed. , v.

This book explores the role peer feedback plays in learning and teaching. It will help teachers gain an understanding of what meaningful feedback looks like; establish a student-led learning environment that supports risk taking and honest sharing; teach students to be adept peer strategists; develop cooperative student expert groups; and use technology to enhance collaboration, streamline the learning and revision process, and strengthen students' digital citizenship skills.

Even on Your Worst Day You Can Be a Student's Best Hope, ed. , v.
Even on Your Worst Day You Can Be a Student's Best Hope, ed. , v.

Even on Your Worst Day You Can Be a Student's Best Hope, ed. , v.

In this guide, the author presents an approach informed by the teachers who helped him and honed through years of connecting with kids who needed someone to show them a path to a more positive future. He shares the little things you can do to prepare yourself for the hard work of making a difference and offers advice for bridging cultural divides, earning students' trust, and equipping them to take responsibility for their own success.

Leading an Inclusive School, ed. , v.
Leading an Inclusive School, ed. , v.

Leading an Inclusive School, ed. , v.

This book is a guide for ensuring that your school provides the federally guaranteed 'least restrictive environment' for students no matter the severity of the challenges they face.

Keeping It Real and Relevant, ed. , v.
Keeping It Real and Relevant, ed. , v.

Keeping It Real and Relevant, ed. , v.

This book offers lessons that educators at all levels can apply to teaching, assessing, counseling, and designing interventions for learners from all walks of life. It also offers real-life examples of challenging classroom situations, each with a detailed breakdown of how they were peacefully and non-punitively resolved and strategies for designing learning environments suited to the individual needs of students and reflective of their cultural backgrounds.

The Formative Five, ed. , v.
The Formative Five, ed. , v.

The Formative Five, ed. , v.

For success in school and life, students need more than proficiency in academic subjects and good scores on tests. To truly thrive, students need to develop attributes that aren't typically measured on standardized tests. In this book, educators will learn how to foster the 'Formative Five' success skills that today's students need, including : empathy; self-control; integrity; embracing diversity; and grit.

Dimension 2c: Managing Classroom Procedures

School Culture Recharged, ed. , v.
School Culture Recharged, ed. , v.

School Culture Recharged, ed. , v.

This book offers practical advice and strategies that help you build positive energy to reinvigorate your school's culture and staff. It zeroes in on key school improvement efforts, including moving from the culture you have to the culture you want; using the school's culture to improve teaching, job satisfaction, and morale; maximizing the intentions of professional learning communities; and developing organizational habits that can contribute to positive change.

The Formative Five, ed. , v.
The Formative Five, ed. , v.

The Formative Five, ed. , v.

For success in school and life, students need more than proficiency in academic subjects and good scores on tests. To truly thrive, students need to develop attributes that aren't typically measured on standardized tests. In this book, educators will learn how to foster the 'Formative Five' success skills that today's students need, including : empathy; self-control; integrity; embracing diversity; and grit.

Learning Transformed, ed. , v.
Learning Transformed, ed. , v.

Learning Transformed, ed. , v.

This book outlines eight keys--each a piece of a puzzle for transforming the K-12 education system of teaching and learning--to intentionally design tomorrow's schools so that today's learners are prepared for success . . . and stand ready to create new industries, find new cures, and solve world problems.

Even on Your Worst Day You Can Be a Student's Best Hope, ed. , v.
Even on Your Worst Day You Can Be a Student's Best Hope, ed. , v.

Even on Your Worst Day You Can Be a Student's Best Hope, ed. , v.

In this guide, the author presents an approach informed by the teachers who helped him and honed through years of connecting with kids who needed someone to show them a path to a more positive future. He shares the little things you can do to prepare yourself for the hard work of making a difference and offers advice for bridging cultural divides, earning students' trust, and equipping them to take responsibility for their own success.

Building Equity, ed. , v.
Building Equity, ed. , v.

Building Equity, ed. , v.

Introduces a new model to clarify the structural and interpersonal components of an equitable and schooling experience, as well as a survey-based tool to help school and teacher leaders uncover equity-related issues and organize their efforts to better address physical integration, social-emotional engagement, opportunity to learn, instructional excellence, and engaged and inspired learners.

Bold Moves for Schools, ed. , v.
Bold Moves for Schools, ed. , v.

Bold Moves for Schools, ed. , v.

This book proposes a new approach to pedagogy as the basis for the bold moves teachers and leaders need to make to engage all learners and prepare them for now and into the future. The authors examine every aspect of K-12 education, including teacher roles, curriculum, instruction, and assessment, as well as the physical and virtual learning spaces that engage 21st century teachers and learners.

How to Differentiate Instruction in Academically Diverse Classrooms, ed. 3, v.
How to Differentiate Instruction in Academically Diverse Classrooms, ed. 3, v.

How to Differentiate Instruction in Academically Diverse Classrooms, ed. 3, v.

This book covers the fundamentals of differentiating instruction for students in an academically diverse classroom and provides additional guidelines and new strategies for how to go about it. It explores what differentiation is and why it is essential, how to set up the flexible and supportive learning environment that promotes success, how to manage a differentiated classroom, and how to plan lessons differentiated by readiness, interest, and learning profile.

How to Give Effective Feedback to Your Students, ed. 2, v.
How to Give Effective Feedback to Your Students, ed. 2, v.

How to Give Effective Feedback to Your Students, ed. 2, v.

This book offers enhanced guidance for considering the effectiveness of properly crafted and individually tailored feedback on student work. It provides information on every aspect of feedback, including strategies to uplift and encourage students to persevere in their work; how to formulate and deliver feedback that both assesses learning and extends instruction; and when and how to use oral, written, and visual as well as individual, group, or whole-class feedback.

Dimension 2d: Managing Student Behavior

Keeping It Real and Relevant, ed. , v.
Keeping It Real and Relevant, ed. , v.

Keeping It Real and Relevant, ed. , v.

This book offers lessons that educators at all levels can apply to teaching, assessing, counseling, and designing interventions for learners from all walks of life. It also offers real-life examples of challenging classroom situations, each with a detailed breakdown of how they were peacefully and non-punitively resolved and strategies for designing learning environments suited to the individual needs of students and reflective of their cultural backgrounds.

How to Give Effective Feedback to Your Students, ed. 2, v.
How to Give Effective Feedback to Your Students, ed. 2, v.

How to Give Effective Feedback to Your Students, ed. 2, v.

This book offers enhanced guidance for considering the effectiveness of properly crafted and individually tailored feedback on student work. It provides information on every aspect of feedback, including strategies to uplift and encourage students to persevere in their work; how to formulate and deliver feedback that both assesses learning and extends instruction; and when and how to use oral, written, and visual as well as individual, group, or whole-class feedback.

Teaching to Strengths, ed. , v.
Teaching to Strengths, ed. , v.

Teaching to Strengths, ed. , v.

This book outlines a comprehensive, collaborative approach to teaching that focuses on students' strengths and resiliency. It encourages educators to embrace teaching and school-wide practices that support and enhance the academic and social-emotional development of students living with trauma, violence, and chronic stress.

Building on the Strengths of Students with Special Needs, ed. , v.
Building on the Strengths of Students with Special Needs, ed. , v.

Building on the Strengths of Students with Special Needs, ed. , v.

This book focuses on specific disabilities and inclusive curriculum scenarios for learners in K-12 environments. It offers advice on how to prevent labels from capping student potential and encouragement to help teachers continually improve learner outcomes, and walks teachers through the process of reinforcing, motivating, scaffolding, and planning for instruction that targets learners of all ability levels.

Engaging & Challenging Gifted Students, ed. , v.
Engaging & Challenging Gifted Students, ed. , v.

Engaging & Challenging Gifted Students, ed. , v.

This book provides teachers with the information and strategies they need to spot, advocate for, engage, and challenge exceptional learners in their classrooms. It enables them to learn how to recognize the challenges of each child, identify the five unexpected traits of exceptional learners, and adjust teaching to meet the needs of all learners.

Students at the Center, ed. , v.
Students at the Center, ed. , v.

Students at the Center, ed. , v.

This book maps out a transformative model of personalization that puts students at the center and asks them to employ the set of dispositions for engagement and learning known as the Habits of Mind.

Building Equity, ed. , v.
Building Equity, ed. , v.

Building Equity, ed. , v.

Introduces a new model to clarify the structural and interpersonal components of an equitable and schooling experience, as well as a survey-based tool to help school and teacher leaders uncover equity-related issues and organize their efforts to better address physical integration, social-emotional engagement, opportunity to learn, instructional excellence, and engaged and inspired learners.

Even on Your Worst Day You Can Be a Student's Best Hope, ed. , v.
Even on Your Worst Day You Can Be a Student's Best Hope, ed. , v.

Even on Your Worst Day You Can Be a Student's Best Hope, ed. , v.

In this guide, the author presents an approach informed by the teachers who helped him and honed through years of connecting with kids who needed someone to show them a path to a more positive future. He shares the little things you can do to prepare yourself for the hard work of making a difference and offers advice for bridging cultural divides, earning students' trust, and equipping them to take responsibility for their own success.

Dimension 2e: Organizing Physical Space

Bold Moves for Schools, ed. , v.
Bold Moves for Schools, ed. , v.

Bold Moves for Schools, ed. , v.

This book proposes a new approach to pedagogy as the basis for the bold moves teachers and leaders need to make to engage all learners and prepare them for now and into the future. The authors examine every aspect of K-12 education, including teacher roles, curriculum, instruction, and assessment, as well as the physical and virtual learning spaces that engage 21st century teachers and learners.

Keeping It Real and Relevant, ed. , v.
Keeping It Real and Relevant, ed. , v.

Keeping It Real and Relevant, ed. , v.

This book offers lessons that educators at all levels can apply to teaching, assessing, counseling, and designing interventions for learners from all walks of life. It also offers real-life examples of challenging classroom situations, each with a detailed breakdown of how they were peacefully and non-punitively resolved and strategies for designing learning environments suited to the individual needs of students and reflective of their cultural backgrounds.

Learning Transformed, ed. , v.
Learning Transformed, ed. , v.

Learning Transformed, ed. , v.

This book outlines eight keys--each a piece of a puzzle for transforming the K-12 education system of teaching and learning--to intentionally design tomorrow's schools so that today's learners are prepared for success . . . and stand ready to create new industries, find new cures, and solve world problems.

The Formative Five, ed. , v.
The Formative Five, ed. , v.

The Formative Five, ed. , v.

For success in school and life, students need more than proficiency in academic subjects and good scores on tests. To truly thrive, students need to develop attributes that aren't typically measured on standardized tests. In this book, educators will learn how to foster the 'Formative Five' success skills that today's students need, including : empathy; self-control; integrity; embracing diversity; and grit.

Teaching to Strengths, ed. , v.
Teaching to Strengths, ed. , v.

Teaching to Strengths, ed. , v.

This book outlines a comprehensive, collaborative approach to teaching that focuses on students' strengths and resiliency. It encourages educators to embrace teaching and school-wide practices that support and enhance the academic and social-emotional development of students living with trauma, violence, and chronic stress.

Building on the Strengths of Students with Special Needs, ed. , v.
Building on the Strengths of Students with Special Needs, ed. , v.

Building on the Strengths of Students with Special Needs, ed. , v.

This book focuses on specific disabilities and inclusive curriculum scenarios for learners in K-12 environments. It offers advice on how to prevent labels from capping student potential and encouragement to help teachers continually improve learner outcomes, and walks teachers through the process of reinforcing, motivating, scaffolding, and planning for instruction that targets learners of all ability levels.

Domain 3: Instruction

The Best Class You Never Taught, ed. , v.
The Best Class You Never Taught, ed. , v.

The Best Class You Never Taught, ed. , v.

This book provides a step-by-step guide for the implementation of Spider Web Discussion, covering everything from introducing the technique to creating rubrics for discussion self-assessment to the nuts and bolts of charting the conversations and using the data collected for formative assessment.

Building Equity, ed. , v.
Building Equity, ed. , v.

Building Equity, ed. , v.

Introduces a new model to clarify the structural and interpersonal components of an equitable and schooling experience, as well as a survey-based tool to help school and teacher leaders uncover equity-related issues and organize their efforts to better address physical integration, social-emotional engagement, opportunity to learn, instructional excellence, and engaged and inspired learners.

Creating a Culture of Reflective Practice, ed. , v.
Creating a Culture of Reflective Practice, ed. , v.

Creating a Culture of Reflective Practice, ed. , v.

This book draws on lessons learned from educators across grade levels, content areas, and district demographics to present a guide to developing a culture of reflective practice in your school. It explores ideas to help gain a clear understanding of role and responsibilities—and those of the teachers—within each stage of the continuum of self-reflection, and uses real-life examples to determine how teacher-leadership activities and strategic coaching can move them forward.

How to Give Effective Feedback to Your Students, ed. 2, v.
How to Give Effective Feedback to Your Students, ed. 2, v.

How to Give Effective Feedback to Your Students, ed. 2, v.

This book offers enhanced guidance for considering the effectiveness of properly crafted and individually tailored feedback on student work. It provides information on every aspect of feedback, including strategies to uplift and encourage students to persevere in their work; how to formulate and deliver feedback that both assesses learning and extends instruction; and when and how to use oral, written, and visual as well as individual, group, or whole-class feedback.

Solving the Homework Problem by Flipping the Learning, ed. , v.
Solving the Homework Problem by Flipping the Learning, ed. , v.

Solving the Homework Problem by Flipping the Learning, ed. , v.

This book outlines why traditional homework causes dread and frustration for students; how flipped learning—completing the harder or more analytical aspects of learning in class as opposed to having students do it on their own—improves student learning; and how teachers can create flipped assignments that both engage students and advance student learning.

Lesson Imaging in Math and Science, ed. , v.
Lesson Imaging in Math and Science, ed. , v.

Lesson Imaging in Math and Science, ed. , v.

Featuring classroom examples, lesson imaging templates, and tips on how to start the process, this book helps teachers anticipate students' ideas and questions and stimulate deeper learning in science, math, engineering, and technology.

Total Participation Techniques, ed. 2, v.
Total Participation Techniques, ed. 2, v.

Total Participation Techniques, ed. 2, v.

This book provides detailed descriptions of the Total Participation Techniques (TPTs) with step-by-step instructions and includes new techniques to engage K–12 students in active learning as well as ways to adapt and personalize the techniques to fit your context and content. Techniques are presented in four parts: overview, implementation instructions, student participation, and classroom personalization, with real-world examples and toolkits for all levels of learning.

Peer Feedback in the Classroom, ed. , v.
Peer Feedback in the Classroom, ed. , v.

Peer Feedback in the Classroom, ed. , v.

This book explores the role peer feedback plays in learning and teaching. It will help teachers gain an understanding of what meaningful feedback looks like; establish a student-led learning environment that supports risk taking and honest sharing; teach students to be adept peer strategists; develop cooperative student expert groups; and use technology to enhance collaboration, streamline the learning and revision process, and strengthen students' digital citizenship skills.

Keeping It Real and Relevant, ed. , v.
Keeping It Real and Relevant, ed. , v.

Keeping It Real and Relevant, ed. , v.

This book offers lessons that educators at all levels can apply to teaching, assessing, counseling, and designing interventions for learners from all walks of life. It also offers real-life examples of challenging classroom situations, each with a detailed breakdown of how they were peacefully and non-punitively resolved and strategies for designing learning environments suited to the individual needs of students and reflective of their cultural backgrounds.

The Formative Five, ed. , v.
The Formative Five, ed. , v.

The Formative Five, ed. , v.

For success in school and life, students need more than proficiency in academic subjects and good scores on tests. To truly thrive, students need to develop attributes that aren't typically measured on standardized tests. In this book, educators will learn how to foster the 'Formative Five' success skills that today's students need, including : empathy; self-control; integrity; embracing diversity; and grit.

Even on Your Worst Day You Can Be a Student's Best Hope, ed. , v.
Even on Your Worst Day You Can Be a Student's Best Hope, ed. , v.

Even on Your Worst Day You Can Be a Student's Best Hope, ed. , v.

In this guide, the author presents an approach informed by the teachers who helped him and honed through years of connecting with kids who needed someone to show them a path to a more positive future. He shares the little things you can do to prepare yourself for the hard work of making a difference and offers advice for bridging cultural divides, earning students' trust, and equipping them to take responsibility for their own success.

Mastering Formative Assessment Moves, ed. , v.
Mastering Formative Assessment Moves, ed. , v.

Mastering Formative Assessment Moves, ed. , v.

This book explores classroom-tested formative assessment moves—priming, posing, pausing, probing, bouncing, tagging, and binning--including foundational research, explaining how and when to best use them and describing what they look like in practice. Highlights include case studies, try-now tasks, and tips and advice from beginning and seasoned teachers who use these formative assessment moves in their classrooms.

Students at the Center, ed. , v.
Students at the Center, ed. , v.

Students at the Center, ed. , v.

This book maps out a transformative model of personalization that puts students at the center and asks them to employ the set of dispositions for engagement and learning known as the Habits of Mind.

Teaching in the Fast Lane, ed. , v.
Teaching in the Fast Lane, ed. , v.

Teaching in the Fast Lane, ed. , v.

This book details how to design, manage, and maintain an active classroom that balances autonomy and structure. It offers student-centered strategies on sorting, station teaching, and cooperative learning that will help teachers build on students' intellectual curiosity, self-efficacy, and sense of purpose.

Unpacking Fractions, ed. , v.
Unpacking Fractions, ed. , v.

Unpacking Fractions, ed. , v.

This book provides teachers with concrete strategies for achieving the worthy goal of 'algebra for all' that will not be possible until 'fractions for all' is a reality. It offers three fundamental reasons why it's imperative for us to take a closer look at how we teach fractions: fractions play a key role in students' feelings about mathematics; fractions are fundamental to school math and daily life; and fractions are foundational to success in algebra.

101 Strategies to Make Academic Vocabulary Stick, ed. , v.
101 Strategies to Make Academic Vocabulary Stick, ed. , v.

101 Strategies to Make Academic Vocabulary Stick, ed. , v.

This book is a guide to how to teach the essential, high-frequency words that appear in academic contexts—and reverse the disadvantages of what she calls 'word poverty.' It provides a selection of engaging strategies to help educators across all content areas and grade levels not only teach students a large quantity of words but also ensure that they know these words well.

Digital Portfolios in the Classroom, ed. , v.
Digital Portfolios in the Classroom, ed. , v.

Digital Portfolios in the Classroom, ed. , v.

This book is a guide to help teachers sort through, capture, and make sense of the messiness associated with assessment. By shining a spotlight on three types of student portfolios—performance, process, and progress—and how they can be used to assess student work, it assists educators in navigating the maze of digital tools and implement the results to drive instruction.

Building on the Strengths of Students with Special Needs, ed. , v.
Building on the Strengths of Students with Special Needs, ed. , v.

Building on the Strengths of Students with Special Needs, ed. , v.

This book focuses on specific disabilities and inclusive curriculum scenarios for learners in K-12 environments. It offers advice on how to prevent labels from capping student potential and encouragement to help teachers continually improve learner outcomes, and walks teachers through the process of reinforcing, motivating, scaffolding, and planning for instruction that targets learners of all ability levels.

Leading an Inclusive School, ed. , v.
Leading an Inclusive School, ed. , v.

Leading an Inclusive School, ed. , v.

This book is a guide for ensuring that your school provides the federally guaranteed 'least restrictive environment' for students no matter the severity of the challenges they face.

Engaging & Challenging Gifted Students, ed. , v.
Engaging & Challenging Gifted Students, ed. , v.

Engaging & Challenging Gifted Students, ed. , v.

This book provides teachers with the information and strategies they need to spot, advocate for, engage, and challenge exceptional learners in their classrooms. It enables them to learn how to recognize the challenges of each child, identify the five unexpected traits of exceptional learners, and adjust teaching to meet the needs of all learners.

Success with IEPs, ed. , v.
Success with IEPs, ed. , v.

Success with IEPs, ed. , v.

This book explores how the special education teacher and the general education teacher work together to create a student's individualized education plan (IEP) towards each student meeting carefully crafted goals. It addresses five common challenges posed by IEPs: understanding the full scope of the teacher's role, doing critical prep work for IEP meetings, offering modifications and accommodations, contributing to the IEP team, and monitoring student progress.

Ensuring High-Quality Curriculum, ed. , v.
Ensuring High-Quality Curriculum, ed. , v.

Ensuring High-Quality Curriculum, ed. , v.

This guide offers advice and real-life examples from elementary and secondary units of study across a variety of content areas and standards, as well as field-tested rubrics, protocols, and other tools. It also provides criteria for evaluating each component of a curriculum and end-of-chapter checklists to help ensure that criteria are met.

How to Use Grading to Improve Learning, ed. , v.
How to Use Grading to Improve Learning, ed. , v.

How to Use Grading to Improve Learning, ed. , v.

This book guides educators at all levels in figuring out how to produce grades for single assignments and report cards that accurately communicate student achievement of learning goals. It explores topics that are fundamental to effective grading and learning practices, including acknowledging that all students can learn, supporting and motivating student effort and learning, designing and grading appropriate assessments, and implementing learning-focused grading policies.

Measuring What We Do in Schools, ed. , v.
Measuring What We Do in Schools, ed. , v.

Measuring What We Do in Schools, ed. , v.

This book details the crucial role program evaluation serves in school success and how to implement meaningful evaluations that make a difference. It provides a road map of how to conduct comprehensive, system-wide evaluations of programs and processes; the tools needed to obtain usable, pertinent information; and how to use these data to expand teachers' and administrators' data-informed decision-making focus.

The Perfect Assessment System, ed. , v.
The Perfect Assessment System, ed. , v.

The Perfect Assessment System, ed. , v.

This book calls for the ground-up redevelopment of assessment in U.S. education. It maps out the adjustments in practice and culture necessary to generate both accurate accountability data and the specific evidence of individual mastery that will support sound instructional decision making and better learning in the classroom.

Assessing Multilingual Learners, ed. , v.
Assessing Multilingual Learners, ed. , v.

Assessing Multilingual Learners, ed. , v.

This book addresses the needs of multilingual students who enter a new school and have to learn to adapt to a new country and a new language—and they must be assessed along with their peers. It presents the story of Ana, a newcomer to the United States and its school system and, in a month-by-month format, reveals how assessment affects students, teachers, families, and school leaders. It shows teachers how to collect, analyze, and act upon data about multilingual learners.

Fighting for Change in Your School, ed. , v.
Fighting for Change in Your School, ed. , v.

Fighting for Change in Your School, ed. , v.

This book offers guidance to help educators select, implement, and assess effective school- or districtwide initiatives. It is filled with resources like action checklists, principles to guide educators, and in-depth questions and protocols, for engaging in collaborative professional development activities that strengthen teaching and learning practices and improve student achievement.

What Makes a World-Class School and How We Can Get There, ed. , v.
What Makes a World-Class School and How We Can Get There, ed. , v.

What Makes a World-Class School and How We Can Get There, ed. , v.

This book explores how the gap in measures of achievement between students in the United States and those in other countries can be reduced. It provides analysis of recent international assessment results, in-depth profiles of high-achieving education systems around the globe, strategies for aligning successful educational approaches from international systems to U.S. schools, and transformative ideas for cultivating a truly world-class system of schooling.

Learning Transformed, ed. , v.
Learning Transformed, ed. , v.

Learning Transformed, ed. , v.

This book outlines eight keys--each a piece of a puzzle for transforming the K-12 education system of teaching and learning--to intentionally design tomorrow's schools so that today's learners are prepared for success . . . and stand ready to create new industries, find new cures, and solve world problems.

Teaching to Strengths, ed. , v.
Teaching to Strengths, ed. , v.

Teaching to Strengths, ed. , v.

This book outlines a comprehensive, collaborative approach to teaching that focuses on students' strengths and resiliency. It encourages educators to embrace teaching and school-wide practices that support and enhance the academic and social-emotional development of students living with trauma, violence, and chronic stress.

Dimension 3a: Communicating with Students

How to Give Effective Feedback to Your Students, ed. 2, v.
How to Give Effective Feedback to Your Students, ed. 2, v.

How to Give Effective Feedback to Your Students, ed. 2, v.

This book offers enhanced guidance for considering the effectiveness of properly crafted and individually tailored feedback on student work. It provides information on every aspect of feedback, including strategies to uplift and encourage students to persevere in their work; how to formulate and deliver feedback that both assesses learning and extends instruction; and when and how to use oral, written, and visual as well as individual, group, or whole-class feedback.

Lesson Imaging in Math and Science, ed. , v.
Lesson Imaging in Math and Science, ed. , v.

Lesson Imaging in Math and Science, ed. , v.

Featuring classroom examples, lesson imaging templates, and tips on how to start the process, this book helps teachers anticipate students' ideas and questions and stimulate deeper learning in science, math, engineering, and technology.

Total Participation Techniques, ed. 2, v.
Total Participation Techniques, ed. 2, v.

Total Participation Techniques, ed. 2, v.

This book provides detailed descriptions of the Total Participation Techniques (TPTs) with step-by-step instructions and includes new techniques to engage K–12 students in active learning as well as ways to adapt and personalize the techniques to fit your context and content. Techniques are presented in four parts: overview, implementation instructions, student participation, and classroom personalization, with real-world examples and toolkits for all levels of learning.

Peer Feedback in the Classroom, ed. , v.
Peer Feedback in the Classroom, ed. , v.

Peer Feedback in the Classroom, ed. , v.

This book explores the role peer feedback plays in learning and teaching. It will help teachers gain an understanding of what meaningful feedback looks like; establish a student-led learning environment that supports risk taking and honest sharing; teach students to be adept peer strategists; develop cooperative student expert groups; and use technology to enhance collaboration, streamline the learning and revision process, and strengthen students' digital citizenship skills.

The Best Class You Never Taught, ed. , v.
The Best Class You Never Taught, ed. , v.

The Best Class You Never Taught, ed. , v.

This book provides a step-by-step guide for the implementation of Spider Web Discussion, covering everything from introducing the technique to creating rubrics for discussion self-assessment to the nuts and bolts of charting the conversations and using the data collected for formative assessment.

Keeping It Real and Relevant, ed. , v.
Keeping It Real and Relevant, ed. , v.

Keeping It Real and Relevant, ed. , v.

This book offers lessons that educators at all levels can apply to teaching, assessing, counseling, and designing interventions for learners from all walks of life. It also offers real-life examples of challenging classroom situations, each with a detailed breakdown of how they were peacefully and non-punitively resolved and strategies for designing learning environments suited to the individual needs of students and reflective of their cultural backgrounds.

The Formative Five, ed. , v.
The Formative Five, ed. , v.

The Formative Five, ed. , v.

For success in school and life, students need more than proficiency in academic subjects and good scores on tests. To truly thrive, students need to develop attributes that aren't typically measured on standardized tests. In this book, educators will learn how to foster the 'Formative Five' success skills that today's students need, including : empathy; self-control; integrity; embracing diversity; and grit.

Even on Your Worst Day You Can Be a Student's Best Hope, ed. , v.
Even on Your Worst Day You Can Be a Student's Best Hope, ed. , v.

Even on Your Worst Day You Can Be a Student's Best Hope, ed. , v.

In this guide, the author presents an approach informed by the teachers who helped him and honed through years of connecting with kids who needed someone to show them a path to a more positive future. He shares the little things you can do to prepare yourself for the hard work of making a difference and offers advice for bridging cultural divides, earning students' trust, and equipping them to take responsibility for their own success.

Building Equity, ed. , v.
Building Equity, ed. , v.

Building Equity, ed. , v.

Introduces a new model to clarify the structural and interpersonal components of an equitable and schooling experience, as well as a survey-based tool to help school and teacher leaders uncover equity-related issues and organize their efforts to better address physical integration, social-emotional engagement, opportunity to learn, instructional excellence, and engaged and inspired learners.

Creating a Culture of Reflective Practice, ed. , v.
Creating a Culture of Reflective Practice, ed. , v.

Creating a Culture of Reflective Practice, ed. , v.

This book draws on lessons learned from educators across grade levels, content areas, and district demographics to present a guide to developing a culture of reflective practice in your school. It explores ideas to help gain a clear understanding of role and responsibilities—and those of the teachers—within each stage of the continuum of self-reflection, and uses real-life examples to determine how teacher-leadership activities and strategic coaching can move them forward.

Dimension 3b: Using Questioning & Discussion Techniques

Mastering Formative Assessment Moves, ed. , v.
Mastering Formative Assessment Moves, ed. , v.

Mastering Formative Assessment Moves, ed. , v.

This book explores classroom-tested formative assessment moves—priming, posing, pausing, probing, bouncing, tagging, and binning--including foundational research, explaining how and when to best use them and describing what they look like in practice. Highlights include case studies, try-now tasks, and tips and advice from beginning and seasoned teachers who use these formative assessment moves in their classrooms.

How to Give Effective Feedback to Your Students, ed. 2, v.
How to Give Effective Feedback to Your Students, ed. 2, v.

How to Give Effective Feedback to Your Students, ed. 2, v.

This book offers enhanced guidance for considering the effectiveness of properly crafted and individually tailored feedback on student work. It provides information on every aspect of feedback, including strategies to uplift and encourage students to persevere in their work; how to formulate and deliver feedback that both assesses learning and extends instruction; and when and how to use oral, written, and visual as well as individual, group, or whole-class feedback.

Total Participation Techniques, ed. 2, v.
Total Participation Techniques, ed. 2, v.

Total Participation Techniques, ed. 2, v.

This book provides detailed descriptions of the Total Participation Techniques (TPTs) with step-by-step instructions and includes new techniques to engage K–12 students in active learning as well as ways to adapt and personalize the techniques to fit your context and content. Techniques are presented in four parts: overview, implementation instructions, student participation, and classroom personalization, with real-world examples and toolkits for all levels of learning.

Peer Feedback in the Classroom, ed. , v.
Peer Feedback in the Classroom, ed. , v.

Peer Feedback in the Classroom, ed. , v.

This book explores the role peer feedback plays in learning and teaching. It will help teachers gain an understanding of what meaningful feedback looks like; establish a student-led learning environment that supports risk taking and honest sharing; teach students to be adept peer strategists; develop cooperative student expert groups; and use technology to enhance collaboration, streamline the learning and revision process, and strengthen students' digital citizenship skills.

The Best Class You Never Taught, ed. , v.
The Best Class You Never Taught, ed. , v.

The Best Class You Never Taught, ed. , v.

This book provides a step-by-step guide for the implementation of Spider Web Discussion, covering everything from introducing the technique to creating rubrics for discussion self-assessment to the nuts and bolts of charting the conversations and using the data collected for formative assessment.

Students at the Center, ed. , v.
Students at the Center, ed. , v.

Students at the Center, ed. , v.

This book maps out a transformative model of personalization that puts students at the center and asks them to employ the set of dispositions for engagement and learning known as the Habits of Mind.

How to Differentiate Instruction in Academically Diverse Classrooms, ed. 3, v.
How to Differentiate Instruction in Academically Diverse Classrooms, ed. 3, v.

How to Differentiate Instruction in Academically Diverse Classrooms, ed. 3, v.

This book covers the fundamentals of differentiating instruction for students in an academically diverse classroom and provides additional guidelines and new strategies for how to go about it. It explores what differentiation is and why it is essential, how to set up the flexible and supportive learning environment that promotes success, how to manage a differentiated classroom, and how to plan lessons differentiated by readiness, interest, and learning profile.

Lesson Imaging in Math and Science, ed. , v.
Lesson Imaging in Math and Science, ed. , v.

Lesson Imaging in Math and Science, ed. , v.

Featuring classroom examples, lesson imaging templates, and tips on how to start the process, this book helps teachers anticipate students' ideas and questions and stimulate deeper learning in science, math, engineering, and technology.

Dimension 3c: Engaging Students in Learning

Total Participation Techniques, ed. 2, v.
Total Participation Techniques, ed. 2, v.

Total Participation Techniques, ed. 2, v.

This book provides detailed descriptions of the Total Participation Techniques (TPTs) with step-by-step instructions and includes new techniques to engage K–12 students in active learning as well as ways to adapt and personalize the techniques to fit your context and content. Techniques are presented in four parts: overview, implementation instructions, student participation, and classroom personalization, with real-world examples and toolkits for all levels of learning.

Students at the Center, ed. , v.
Students at the Center, ed. , v.

Students at the Center, ed. , v.

This book maps out a transformative model of personalization that puts students at the center and asks them to employ the set of dispositions for engagement and learning known as the Habits of Mind.

Solving the Homework Problem by Flipping the Learning, ed. , v.
Solving the Homework Problem by Flipping the Learning, ed. , v.

Solving the Homework Problem by Flipping the Learning, ed. , v.

This book outlines why traditional homework causes dread and frustration for students; how flipped learning—completing the harder or more analytical aspects of learning in class as opposed to having students do it on their own—improves student learning; and how teachers can create flipped assignments that both engage students and advance student learning.

The Best Class You Never Taught, ed. , v.
The Best Class You Never Taught, ed. , v.

The Best Class You Never Taught, ed. , v.

This book provides a step-by-step guide for the implementation of Spider Web Discussion, covering everything from introducing the technique to creating rubrics for discussion self-assessment to the nuts and bolts of charting the conversations and using the data collected for formative assessment.

Teaching in the Fast Lane, ed. , v.
Teaching in the Fast Lane, ed. , v.

Teaching in the Fast Lane, ed. , v.

This book details how to design, manage, and maintain an active classroom that balances autonomy and structure. It offers student-centered strategies on sorting, station teaching, and cooperative learning that will help teachers build on students' intellectual curiosity, self-efficacy, and sense of purpose.

Lesson Imaging in Math and Science, ed. , v.
Lesson Imaging in Math and Science, ed. , v.

Lesson Imaging in Math and Science, ed. , v.

Featuring classroom examples, lesson imaging templates, and tips on how to start the process, this book helps teachers anticipate students' ideas and questions and stimulate deeper learning in science, math, engineering, and technology.

Unpacking Fractions, ed. , v.
Unpacking Fractions, ed. , v.

Unpacking Fractions, ed. , v.

This book provides teachers with concrete strategies for achieving the worthy goal of 'algebra for all' that will not be possible until 'fractions for all' is a reality. It offers three fundamental reasons why it's imperative for us to take a closer look at how we teach fractions: fractions play a key role in students' feelings about mathematics; fractions are fundamental to school math and daily life; and fractions are foundational to success in algebra.

101 Strategies to Make Academic Vocabulary Stick, ed. , v.
101 Strategies to Make Academic Vocabulary Stick, ed. , v.

101 Strategies to Make Academic Vocabulary Stick, ed. , v.

This book is a guide to how to teach the essential, high-frequency words that appear in academic contexts—and reverse the disadvantages of what she calls 'word poverty.' It provides a selection of engaging strategies to help educators across all content areas and grade levels not only teach students a large quantity of words but also ensure that they know these words well.

Digital Portfolios in the Classroom, ed. , v.
Digital Portfolios in the Classroom, ed. , v.

Digital Portfolios in the Classroom, ed. , v.

This book is a guide to help teachers sort through, capture, and make sense of the messiness associated with assessment. By shining a spotlight on three types of student portfolios—performance, process, and progress—and how they can be used to assess student work, it assists educators in navigating the maze of digital tools and implement the results to drive instruction.

Building on the Strengths of Students with Special Needs, ed. , v.
Building on the Strengths of Students with Special Needs, ed. , v.

Building on the Strengths of Students with Special Needs, ed. , v.

This book focuses on specific disabilities and inclusive curriculum scenarios for learners in K-12 environments. It offers advice on how to prevent labels from capping student potential and encouragement to help teachers continually improve learner outcomes, and walks teachers through the process of reinforcing, motivating, scaffolding, and planning for instruction that targets learners of all ability levels.

Leading an Inclusive School, ed. , v.
Leading an Inclusive School, ed. , v.

Leading an Inclusive School, ed. , v.

This book is a guide for ensuring that your school provides the federally guaranteed 'least restrictive environment' for students no matter the severity of the challenges they face.

Peer Feedback in the Classroom, ed. , v.
Peer Feedback in the Classroom, ed. , v.

Peer Feedback in the Classroom, ed. , v.

This book explores the role peer feedback plays in learning and teaching. It will help teachers gain an understanding of what meaningful feedback looks like; establish a student-led learning environment that supports risk taking and honest sharing; teach students to be adept peer strategists; develop cooperative student expert groups; and use technology to enhance collaboration, streamline the learning and revision process, and strengthen students' digital citizenship skills.

Engaging & Challenging Gifted Students, ed. , v.
Engaging & Challenging Gifted Students, ed. , v.

Engaging & Challenging Gifted Students, ed. , v.

This book provides teachers with the information and strategies they need to spot, advocate for, engage, and challenge exceptional learners in their classrooms. It enables them to learn how to recognize the challenges of each child, identify the five unexpected traits of exceptional learners, and adjust teaching to meet the needs of all learners.

Success with IEPs, ed. , v.
Success with IEPs, ed. , v.

Success with IEPs, ed. , v.

This book explores how the special education teacher and the general education teacher work together to create a student's individualized education plan (IEP) towards each student meeting carefully crafted goals. It addresses five common challenges posed by IEPs: understanding the full scope of the teacher's role, doing critical prep work for IEP meetings, offering modifications and accommodations, contributing to the IEP team, and monitoring student progress.

The Formative Five, ed. , v.
The Formative Five, ed. , v.

The Formative Five, ed. , v.

For success in school and life, students need more than proficiency in academic subjects and good scores on tests. To truly thrive, students need to develop attributes that aren't typically measured on standardized tests. In this book, educators will learn how to foster the 'Formative Five' success skills that today's students need, including : empathy; self-control; integrity; embracing diversity; and grit.

Ensuring High-Quality Curriculum, ed. , v.
Ensuring High-Quality Curriculum, ed. , v.

Ensuring High-Quality Curriculum, ed. , v.

This guide offers advice and real-life examples from elementary and secondary units of study across a variety of content areas and standards, as well as field-tested rubrics, protocols, and other tools. It also provides criteria for evaluating each component of a curriculum and end-of-chapter checklists to help ensure that criteria are met.

Dimension 3d: Using Assessment in Instruction

Digital Portfolios in the Classroom, ed. , v.
Digital Portfolios in the Classroom, ed. , v.

Digital Portfolios in the Classroom, ed. , v.

This book is a guide to help teachers sort through, capture, and make sense of the messiness associated with assessment. By shining a spotlight on three types of student portfolios—performance, process, and progress—and how they can be used to assess student work, it assists educators in navigating the maze of digital tools and implement the results to drive instruction.

How to Use Grading to Improve Learning, ed. , v.
How to Use Grading to Improve Learning, ed. , v.

How to Use Grading to Improve Learning, ed. , v.

This book guides educators at all levels in figuring out how to produce grades for single assignments and report cards that accurately communicate student achievement of learning goals. It explores topics that are fundamental to effective grading and learning practices, including acknowledging that all students can learn, supporting and motivating student effort and learning, designing and grading appropriate assessments, and implementing learning-focused grading policies.

Mastering Formative Assessment Moves, ed. , v.
Mastering Formative Assessment Moves, ed. , v.

Mastering Formative Assessment Moves, ed. , v.

This book explores classroom-tested formative assessment moves—priming, posing, pausing, probing, bouncing, tagging, and binning--including foundational research, explaining how and when to best use them and describing what they look like in practice. Highlights include case studies, try-now tasks, and tips and advice from beginning and seasoned teachers who use these formative assessment moves in their classrooms.

Measuring What We Do in Schools, ed. , v.
Measuring What We Do in Schools, ed. , v.

Measuring What We Do in Schools, ed. , v.

This book details the crucial role program evaluation serves in school success and how to implement meaningful evaluations that make a difference. It provides a road map of how to conduct comprehensive, system-wide evaluations of programs and processes; the tools needed to obtain usable, pertinent information; and how to use these data to expand teachers' and administrators' data-informed decision-making focus.

The Perfect Assessment System, ed. , v.
The Perfect Assessment System, ed. , v.

The Perfect Assessment System, ed. , v.

This book calls for the ground-up redevelopment of assessment in U.S. education. It maps out the adjustments in practice and culture necessary to generate both accurate accountability data and the specific evidence of individual mastery that will support sound instructional decision making and better learning in the classroom.

Assessing Multilingual Learners, ed. , v.
Assessing Multilingual Learners, ed. , v.

Assessing Multilingual Learners, ed. , v.

This book addresses the needs of multilingual students who enter a new school and have to learn to adapt to a new country and a new language—and they must be assessed along with their peers. It presents the story of Ana, a newcomer to the United States and its school system and, in a month-by-month format, reveals how assessment affects students, teachers, families, and school leaders. It shows teachers how to collect, analyze, and act upon data about multilingual learners.

How to Differentiate Instruction in Academically Diverse Classrooms, ed. 3, v.
How to Differentiate Instruction in Academically Diverse Classrooms, ed. 3, v.

How to Differentiate Instruction in Academically Diverse Classrooms, ed. 3, v.

This book covers the fundamentals of differentiating instruction for students in an academically diverse classroom and provides additional guidelines and new strategies for how to go about it. It explores what differentiation is and why it is essential, how to set up the flexible and supportive learning environment that promotes success, how to manage a differentiated classroom, and how to plan lessons differentiated by readiness, interest, and learning profile.

Success with IEPs, ed. , v.
Success with IEPs, ed. , v.

Success with IEPs, ed. , v.

This book explores how the special education teacher and the general education teacher work together to create a student's individualized education plan (IEP) towards each student meeting carefully crafted goals. It addresses five common challenges posed by IEPs: understanding the full scope of the teacher's role, doing critical prep work for IEP meetings, offering modifications and accommodations, contributing to the IEP team, and monitoring student progress.

Dimension 3e: Demonstrating Flexibility & Responsiveness

Fighting for Change in Your School, ed. , v.
Fighting for Change in Your School, ed. , v.

Fighting for Change in Your School, ed. , v.

This book offers guidance to help educators select, implement, and assess effective school- or districtwide initiatives. It is filled with resources like action checklists, principles to guide educators, and in-depth questions and protocols, for engaging in collaborative professional development activities that strengthen teaching and learning practices and improve student achievement.

Digital Portfolios in the Classroom, ed. , v.
Digital Portfolios in the Classroom, ed. , v.

Digital Portfolios in the Classroom, ed. , v.

This book is a guide to help teachers sort through, capture, and make sense of the messiness associated with assessment. By shining a spotlight on three types of student portfolios—performance, process, and progress—and how they can be used to assess student work, it assists educators in navigating the maze of digital tools and implement the results to drive instruction.

How to Use Grading to Improve Learning, ed. , v.
How to Use Grading to Improve Learning, ed. , v.

How to Use Grading to Improve Learning, ed. , v.

This book guides educators at all levels in figuring out how to produce grades for single assignments and report cards that accurately communicate student achievement of learning goals. It explores topics that are fundamental to effective grading and learning practices, including acknowledging that all students can learn, supporting and motivating student effort and learning, designing and grading appropriate assessments, and implementing learning-focused grading policies.

Mastering Formative Assessment Moves, ed. , v.
Mastering Formative Assessment Moves, ed. , v.

Mastering Formative Assessment Moves, ed. , v.

This book explores classroom-tested formative assessment moves—priming, posing, pausing, probing, bouncing, tagging, and binning--including foundational research, explaining how and when to best use them and describing what they look like in practice. Highlights include case studies, try-now tasks, and tips and advice from beginning and seasoned teachers who use these formative assessment moves in their classrooms.

Measuring What We Do in Schools, ed. , v.