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Affirmative Classroom Management

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

Assessment and Student Success in a Differentiated Classroom

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

Better Learning Through Structured Teaching, ed. 2

This publication digs deeper into the hows and whys of the gradual release of responsibility instructional framework. To gradually release responsibility is to equip students with what they need to be engaged and self-directed learners.

Causes & Cures in the Classroom

This publication reveals new neurological research about the root causes of these obstacles and lays out a comprehensive five-step protocol designed to help all educators identify and address common student academic and behavior issues.

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

Provides instructional strategies that can be applied to ELL students in every grade level. Includes specific steps and guidance for educators that will boost the achievement levels of ELL students and suggestions for helping students develop oral language that leads to improved writing.

Closing the Attitude Gap

This publication offers sage advice on how to close the achievement gap by addressing the "attitude gap" that often affects underperforming students of all racial and ethnic groups.

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

This guide explains how the standards lay the foundation for successful schooling and provide a bridge from foundational concepts taught in elementary school to the more complex studies students will undertake in middle school.

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

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

Common Core Standards for Middle School Mathematics

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

Digital Learning Strategies

This publication explores what types of assignments are worth engaging online, how teachers and students can leverage global interactions to improve their work, and how teachers can assess digital projects and other work.

Engaging Students with Poverty in Mind

The purpose of this book is to provide the rationale behind engaging students, generate more ideas, and build the attitudes to succeed with students who live in poverty. This book is a “no excuses” resource that will get teachers on the path toward making good things happen every single day.

Engaging Teachers in Classroom Walkthroughs

This book serves to share the stories and lessons of school leaders who overcame the cultural challenges of isolationism and teacher reluctance or resistance to successfully involve their teachers in walkthroughs. By encouraging teachers to get involved in walkthroughs and lead efforts for change and continuous improvement, and to overcome so-called teaching isolationism by promoting greater exchange of teaching ideas, student achievement continues to improve.

Ensuring Effective Instruction

This publication addresses the questions of how teachers can collect and use strategic information to up their game and of how districts can better support teaching talent.

Essential Questions

This book acts as a manual that teaches teachers how to style questions to elicit response from students and to create an engaging environment for the student learners.

Fostering Grit

This book discusses how teachers teach the virtues of grit—tenacity, perseverance, and the ability to never give up while helping students enjoy learning and want to come to school, even through painful and frustrating experiences.

Grading and Group Work

This guide addresses the Common Core State Standards’ calls for increased student collaboration with practical advice, strategies, and examples. The author explains how to assess and report on (but not grade) learning skills and group interaction skills.

How to Create and Use Rubrics for Formative Assessment and Grading

In this guide, the author identifies two essential components of effective rubrics: (1) criteria that relate to the learning (not the “tasks”) that students are being asked to demonstrate and (2) clear descriptions of performance across a continuum of quality. The book also outlines the difference between various kinds of rubrics, explains when using each type of rubric is appropriate, and highlights examples from all grade levels and assorted content areas.

Never Underestimate Your Teachers

In this book for school leaders, the author presents a new model for understanding teaching as a combination of skill and will and explains the best ways to support individual teachers’ ongoing professional development. Real-life examples, practical tools, and strategies for managing time and energy demands will help you build your leadership capacity as you raise the level of instructional excellence throughout your school.

Principal Evaluation

In this book, the author details the steps and resources necessary for designing a comprehensive principal evaluation system that is based on sound research and established best practices.

Role Reversal

In this book, the author introduces and outlines the Results Only Learning Environment, a place that embraces the final result of learning rather than the traditional methods for arriving at that result. Learn how your students can take charge of their own achievement in an enjoyable, project-based, workshop setting that challenges them with real-world learning scenarios.

Self-Regulated Learning for Academic Success

Students who are able to self-regulate are the ones who approach challenges with confidence, plan their learning tactics, maintain focus, work well with peers, monitor their progress, seek help when they need it, and adjust their approach for next time. In this resource, the authors present instructional strategies and specific ideas educators can implement in their classrooms to place all students on the path to positive, empowered learning and greater academic success.

Short on Time

How can we find time to meet students' and teachers' needs, foster ingenuity and innovation, and apply best practices when so much is demanding our attention? In this resource, the author offers practical advice on how principals can make the most of their time to achieve real success.

Succeeding with Inquiry in Science and Math Classrooms

Research shows that inquiry-based instruction boosts students’ critical thinking skills and promotes the creative problem solving needed for an energized learning environment. This guide helps hone the necessary skills to plan and implement inquiry-based lessons that engage math and science students.

Teacher Evaluation That Makes a Difference

This book lays out a framework for the “next generation” of teacher evaluation: a model focused primarily on helping educators develop and improve their practice. By taking into account multiple accurate, data-rich measures of teacher performance and student growth, the model ensures that all teachers receive fair, meaningful, and reliable evaluations.

Teaching the Critical Vocabulary of the Common Core

This guide provides a list of critical words students must know to be successful with the Common Core State Standards and any other standardized assessment they encounter.

Teaching with Tablets

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

The 12 Touchstones of Good Teaching

Drilling down into 12 daily touchstones of great teaching, this book makes it easier for educators to stay focused on the hallmarks of effective instruction.

The 5-Minute Teacher

This publication shares real anecdotes and practical strategies that help educators transform any learning environment into a classroom where students can quickly tap their own initiative, draw from resources, and get help from their peers to learn new content.

Upgrade Your Curriculum

The purpose of this book is to explain how teachers and administrators can upgrade their schools' current curriculum and recalibrate instructional practices to embrace modern learning.

Using Data to Focus Instructional Improvement

The book shows teachers how to analyze and process their schools' data in order to energize their teaching, advance their schools' instructional practices, and improve student outcomes.

Education

Affirmative Classroom Management

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

Assessment and Student Success in a Differentiated Classroom

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

Better Learning Through Structured Teaching, ed. 2

This publication digs deeper into the hows and whys of the gradual release of responsibility instructional framework. To gradually release responsibility is to equip students with what they need to be engaged and self-directed learners.

Causes & Cures in the Classroom

This publication reveals new neurological research about the root causes of these obstacles and lays out a comprehensive five-step protocol designed to help all educators identify and address common student academic and behavior issues.

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

Provides instructional strategies that can be applied to ELL students in every grade level. Includes specific steps and guidance for educators that will boost the achievement levels of ELL students and suggestions for helping students develop oral language that leads to improved writing.

Closing the Attitude Gap

This publication offers sage advice on how to close the achievement gap by addressing the "attitude gap" that often affects underperforming students of all racial and ethnic groups.

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

This guide explains how the standards lay the foundation for successful schooling and provide a bridge from foundational concepts taught in elementary school to the more complex studies students will undertake in middle school.

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

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

Common Core Standards for Middle School Mathematics

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

Digital Learning Strategies

This publication explores what types of assignments are worth engaging online, how teachers and students can leverage global interactions to improve their work, and how teachers can assess digital projects and other work.

Engaging Students with Poverty in Mind

The purpose of this book is to provide the rationale behind engaging students, generate more ideas, and build the attitudes to succeed with students who live in poverty. This book is a “no excuses” resource that will get teachers on the path toward making good things happen every single day.

Engaging Teachers in Classroom Walkthroughs

This book serves to share the stories and lessons of school leaders who overcame the cultural challenges of isolationism and teacher reluctance or resistance to successfully involve their teachers in walkthroughs. By encouraging teachers to get involved in walkthroughs and lead efforts for change and continuous improvement, and to overcome so-called teaching isolationism by promoting greater exchange of teaching ideas, student achievement continues to improve.

Ensuring Effective Instruction

This publication addresses the questions of how teachers can collect and use strategic information to up their game and of how districts can better support teaching talent.

Essential Questions

This book acts as a manual that teaches teachers how to style questions to elicit response from students and to create an engaging environment for the student learners.

Fostering Grit

This book discusses how teachers teach the virtues of grit—tenacity, perseverance, and the ability to never give up while helping students enjoy learning and want to come to school, even through painful and frustrating experiences.

Grading and Group Work

This guide addresses the Common Core State Standards’ calls for increased student collaboration with practical advice, strategies, and examples. The author explains how to assess and report on (but not grade) learning skills and group interaction skills.

How to Create and Use Rubrics for Formative Assessment and Grading

In this guide, the author identifies two essential components of effective rubrics: (1) criteria that relate to the learning (not the “tasks”) that students are being asked to demonstrate and (2) clear descriptions of performance across a continuum of quality. The book also outlines the difference between various kinds of rubrics, explains when using each type of rubric is appropriate, and highlights examples from all grade levels and assorted content areas.

Never Underestimate Your Teachers

In this book for school leaders, the author presents a new model for understanding teaching as a combination of skill and will and explains the best ways to support individual teachers’ ongoing professional development. Real-life examples, practical tools, and strategies for managing time and energy demands will help you build your leadership capacity as you raise the level of instructional excellence throughout your school.

Principal Evaluation

In this book, the author details the steps and resources necessary for designing a comprehensive principal evaluation system that is based on sound research and established best practices.

Role Reversal

In this book, the author introduces and outlines the Results Only Learning Environment, a place that embraces the final result of learning rather than the traditional methods for arriving at that result. Learn how your students can take charge of their own achievement in an enjoyable, project-based, workshop setting that challenges them with real-world learning scenarios.

Self-Regulated Learning for Academic Success

Students who are able to self-regulate are the ones who approach challenges with confidence, plan their learning tactics, maintain focus, work well with peers, monitor their progress, seek help when they need it, and adjust their approach for next time. In this resource, the authors present instructional strategies and specific ideas educators can implement in their classrooms to place all students on the path to positive, empowered learning and greater academic success.

Short on Time

How can we find time to meet students' and teachers' needs, foster ingenuity and innovation, and apply best practices when so much is demanding our attention? In this resource, the author offers practical advice on how principals can make the most of their time to achieve real success.

Succeeding with Inquiry in Science and Math Classrooms

Research shows that inquiry-based instruction boosts students’ critical thinking skills and promotes the creative problem solving needed for an energized learning environment. This guide helps hone the necessary skills to plan and implement inquiry-based lessons that engage math and science students.

Teacher Evaluation That Makes a Difference

This book lays out a framework for the “next generation” of teacher evaluation: a model focused primarily on helping educators develop and improve their practice. By taking into account multiple accurate, data-rich measures of teacher performance and student growth, the model ensures that all teachers receive fair, meaningful, and reliable evaluations.

Teaching the Critical Vocabulary of the Common Core

This guide provides a list of critical words students must know to be successful with the Common Core State Standards and any other standardized assessment they encounter.

Teaching with Tablets

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

The 12 Touchstones of Good Teaching

Drilling down into 12 daily touchstones of great teaching, this book makes it easier for educators to stay focused on the hallmarks of effective instruction.

The 5-Minute Teacher

This publication shares real anecdotes and practical strategies that help educators transform any learning environment into a classroom where students can quickly tap their own initiative, draw from resources, and get help from their peers to learn new content.

Upgrade Your Curriculum

The purpose of this book is to explain how teachers and administrators can upgrade their schools' current curriculum and recalibrate instructional practices to embrace modern learning.

Using Data to Focus Instructional Improvement

The book shows teachers how to analyze and process their schools' data in order to energize their teaching, advance their schools' instructional practices, and improve student outcomes.