All Titles

50 Ways to Close the Achievement Gap, ed. 3

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

A Comprehensive RTI Model

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

Aligning Your Curriculum to the Common Core State Standards

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

Building and Connecting Learning Communities

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

Bullying and Students With Disabilities

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

Cool Tech Tools for Lower Tech Teachers

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

Creating Culturally Considerate Schools

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

Creative Scheduling for Diverse Populations in Middle and High School

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

Designing and Implementing Effective Professional Learning

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

Developing Digital Literacies

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

Developing a Learning Classroom

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

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

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

Differentiating Math Instruction, K-8, ed. 3

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

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

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

Educating Latino Boys

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

Engaging Young Children With Informational Books

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

Fanatically Formative

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

Harness the Power of Reflection

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

High School Graduation

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

How to Handle Hard-to-Handle Parents

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

How to Use Value-Added Analysis to Improve Student Learning

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

Improving Formative Assessment Practice to Empower Student Learning

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

Instructional Coaches and the Instructional Leadership Team

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

Making the Common Core Standards Work

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

Motivating Defiant and Disruptive Students to Learn

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

Preventing Problem Behaviors, ed. 2

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

Reach Before You Teach

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

Safe and Peaceful Schools

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

Schools That Change

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

Simple Strategies for Teaching Children at Risk, K-5

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

Strategies for Successful Classroom Management

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

Strategy Instruction for Middle and Secondary Students with Mild Disabilities

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

Styles and Strategies for Teaching Middle School Mathematics

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

Teaching Beginner ELLs Using Picture Books

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

Teaching the Female Brain

This guide examines how girls' unique sensory, physical, cognitive, and emotional characteristics affect their performance in the classroom, and shows you how to adapt classroom experiences to assist girls' learning, particularly in math and science.

Teaching to Capture and Inspire All Learners

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

The Educator's Field Guide

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

The Instructional Leadership Toolbox, ed. 2

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

The Moral Imperative Realized

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

The Power of One

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

The Power of Talk

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

The Socially Networked Classroom

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

The Teacher’s Guide to Media Literacy

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

Tier 3 of the RTI Model

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

U-Turn Teaching

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

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

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

Walking the Equity Talk

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

What Successful Teachers Do, ed. 2

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

Working With and Evaluating Difficult School Employees

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

Writing the Playbook

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

Education

50 Ways to Close the Achievement Gap, ed. 3

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

A Comprehensive RTI Model

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

Aligning Your Curriculum to the Common Core State Standards

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

Building and Connecting Learning Communities

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

Bullying and Students With Disabilities

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

Cool Tech Tools for Lower Tech Teachers

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

Creating Culturally Considerate Schools

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

Creative Scheduling for Diverse Populations in Middle and High School

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

Designing and Implementing Effective Professional Learning

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

Developing Digital Literacies

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

Developing a Learning Classroom

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

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

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

Differentiating Math Instruction, K-8, ed. 3

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

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

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

Educating Latino Boys

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

Engaging Young Children With Informational Books

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

Fanatically Formative

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

Harness the Power of Reflection

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

High School Graduation

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

How to Handle Hard-to-Handle Parents

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

How to Use Value-Added Analysis to Improve Student Learning

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

Improving Formative Assessment Practice to Empower Student Learning

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

Instructional Coaches and the Instructional Leadership Team

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

Making the Common Core Standards Work

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

Motivating Defiant and Disruptive Students to Learn

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

Preventing Problem Behaviors, ed. 2

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

Reach Before You Teach

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

Safe and Peaceful Schools

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

Schools That Change

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

Simple Strategies for Teaching Children at Risk, K-5

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

Strategies for Successful Classroom Management

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

Strategy Instruction for Middle and Secondary Students with Mild Disabilities

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

Styles and Strategies for Teaching Middle School Mathematics

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

Teaching Beginner ELLs Using Picture Books

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

Teaching the Female Brain

This guide examines how girls' unique sensory, physical, cognitive, and emotional characteristics affect their performance in the classroom, and shows you how to adapt classroom experiences to assist girls' learning, particularly in math and science.

Teaching to Capture and Inspire All Learners

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

The Educator's Field Guide

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

The Instructional Leadership Toolbox, ed. 2

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

The Moral Imperative Realized

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

The Power of One

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

The Power of Talk

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

The Socially Networked Classroom

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

The Teacher’s Guide to Media Literacy

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

Tier 3 of the RTI Model

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

U-Turn Teaching

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

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

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

Walking the Equity Talk

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

What Successful Teachers Do, ed. 2

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

Working With and Evaluating Difficult School Employees

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

Writing the Playbook

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