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10 Strategies for Doubling Student Performance

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

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

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

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

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

A Developmental Approach to Educating Young Children

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

A Teacher's Guide to Change

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

Becoming a Legendary Teacher

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

Bringing Your Learning Community to Life

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

Build the Brain for Reading, Grades 4-12

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

Building Student Resilience

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

Classroom Testing and Assessment for ALL Students

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

Count Me In! K-5

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

Creative Strategies to Transform School Culture

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

Data Strategies to Uncover and Eliminate Hidden Inequities

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

Deeper Writing

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

Developing Mindful Students, Skillful Thinkers, Thoughtful Schools

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

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

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

Facilitating Authentic Learning, Grades 6-12

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

From Conflict to Conciliation

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

From Mandate to Achievement

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

From Silos to Systems

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

Homework Done Right

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

Improve Learning by Building Community

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

Integrating the Performing Arts in Grades K-5

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

Leadership for Family and Community Involvement

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

Leading the Technology-Powered School

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

Learnership

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

Mentorship of Special Educators

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

Mirror Images

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

Navigating Cultural Competence in Grades 6-12

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

Navigating Cultural Competence in Grades K-5

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

PLCs, DI and RTI

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

Promising Practices for Elementary Teachers

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

Recruiting and Retaining Generation Y Teachers

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

Responsible Classroom Management, Grades 6-12

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

Smarter Clicking

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

Sparking Student Synapses 9-12

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

Teach Reading, Not Testing

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

Teaching Adolescents with Autism

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

Teaching Tech-Savvy Kids

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

Teaching for Wisdom, Intelligence, Creativity, and Success

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

The Active Workshop

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

The Biracial and Multiracial Student Experience

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

The Instructional Leader and the Brain

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

The RTI Startup Guide

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

The Survival Kit for the Elementary School Principal

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

The Teacher's Journey

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

Toolkit for Mentor Practice

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

When Kids Are Grieving

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

Why Great Teachers Quit

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

Zing! Seven Creativity Practices for Educators and Students

Written in the form of letters to teachers and librarians, this book is a guide offering seven powerful practices for personal creativity and professional inventiveness, each with parallel exercises for teachers and students.

Education

10 Strategies for Doubling Student Performance

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

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

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

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

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

A Developmental Approach to Educating Young Children

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

A Teacher's Guide to Change

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

Becoming a Legendary Teacher

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

Bringing Your Learning Community to Life

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

Build the Brain for Reading, Grades 4-12

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

Building Student Resilience

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

Classroom Testing and Assessment for ALL Students

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

Count Me In! K-5

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

Creative Strategies to Transform School Culture

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

Data Strategies to Uncover and Eliminate Hidden Inequities

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

Deeper Writing

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

Developing Mindful Students, Skillful Thinkers, Thoughtful Schools

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

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

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

Facilitating Authentic Learning, Grades 6-12

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

From Conflict to Conciliation

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

From Mandate to Achievement

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

From Silos to Systems

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

Homework Done Right

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

Improve Learning by Building Community

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

Integrating the Performing Arts in Grades K-5

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

Leadership for Family and Community Involvement

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

Leading the Technology-Powered School

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

Learnership

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

Mentorship of Special Educators

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

Mirror Images

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

Navigating Cultural Competence in Grades 6-12

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

Navigating Cultural Competence in Grades K-5

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

PLCs, DI and RTI

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

Promising Practices for Elementary Teachers

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

Recruiting and Retaining Generation Y Teachers

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

Responsible Classroom Management, Grades 6-12

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

Smarter Clicking

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

Sparking Student Synapses 9-12

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

Teach Reading, Not Testing

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

Teaching Adolescents with Autism

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

Teaching Tech-Savvy Kids

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

Teaching for Wisdom, Intelligence, Creativity, and Success

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

The Active Workshop

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

The Biracial and Multiracial Student Experience

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

The Instructional Leader and the Brain

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

The RTI Startup Guide

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

The Survival Kit for the Elementary School Principal

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

The Teacher's Journey

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

Toolkit for Mentor Practice

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

When Kids Are Grieving

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

Why Great Teachers Quit

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

Zing! Seven Creativity Practices for Educators and Students

Written in the form of letters to teachers and librarians, this book is a guide offering seven powerful practices for personal creativity and professional inventiveness, each with parallel exercises for teachers and students.