All Titles

Assessment as Learning, ed. 2

This book illustrates how formative assessment can be used to understand student beliefs, inform classroom instruction, and encourage student reflection.

Bounce Forward

This book follows stories of successful educators to discover how to harness the power of leadership resiliency in education. The reader will discover why resilience matters and how they can be a catalyst for "bouncing forward" in their own environment.

Breakthrough Leadership in the Digital Age

In this book, the authors demonstrate how to become a school's "learning engineer." Using research about learning science as a framework, the reader will learn to identify specific learning problems, devise ways to address them, and implement technology-enabled, not technology-driven, solutions.

Build the Brain the Common Core Way

This book outlines what’s new with Common Core, what’s expected, and how the connection between neuroscience and deep learning relates to Common Core. The reader will learn how to integrate the standards with current educational practices, understand the science behind Common Core requirements, and plan activities to help students learn about learning.

Building Number Sense Through the Common Core

This book provides teaching strategies that build number sense skills, adaptations for students with specific needs, and guidance on measuring number sense through assessments and preparing students for standardized testing.

Building Trust in Teacher Evaluations

This professional development guide explores the critical ingredients of communication and trust for success in the new age of teacher evaluation systems.

Captivate, Activate, and Invigorate the Student Brain in Science and Math, Grades 6-12

This book blends current research on the student brain with practical methods for teaching science and math.

Climate Smart & Energy Wise

This text will improve students’ understanding of the intersection of science and social policy by making climate and energy literacy the centerpiece of your curriculum. Topics covered include Next Generation Science Standards and how you can meet them with well-planned pedagogical strategies; how to teach climate change and related topics in a grade-appropriate way; and sample learning activities and online resources from the Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network.

Closing the Poverty & Culture Gap

This book provides a six-part framework to help teachers build on students' assets and strengths rather than attempt to overcome perceived disadvantages.

Collaborative School Reviews

This book demonstrates how to design and implement a school evaluation process, conducted by personnel from within a district in collaboration with a school leadership team. It aims to show how school and district teams can work together to shape sustainable, positive change and strengthen student achievement.

Common Core CPR

This book embraces what is best about the standards—their emphasis on active, authentic learning—and then shows teachers how to connect these ideal outcomes to practical classroom strategies, detailing the day-to-day teaching that can coax reluctant learners into engagement and achievement.

Connecting Content and Academic Language for English Learners and Struggling Students, Grades 2–6

This book focuses on the careful planning needed to develop the academic language of all students. For English learners especially, it is critically important to integrate language development with the content that the curriculum demands.

Creating Content With Your Tablet

This book provides time-saving tips covering a wide range of apps to help busy teachers easily incorporate tablets into daily classroom use. Includes step-by-step instructions across content areas for digital photography, video, ePublishing, QR codes and more.

Discovering and Developing Talents in Spanish-Speaking Students

This book provides teachers and leaders with the skills needed to uncover each child's abilities and boost achievement for Spanish-speaking students. It shows how to recognize students' unique strengths; identify and develop the gifts of bilingualism and different cultures; create challenging learning experiences for every student in the class; adapt tools and strategies to meet each learner's unique needs; and connect with parents and the greater Spanish-speaking community.

Eight Myths of Student Disengagement

This book empowers teachers to reengage students at all levels with powerful examples and clear-eyed implementation strategies that build essential 21st century learning skills.

English Learners in the Mathematics Classroom, ed. 2

This book offers strategies that support mathematics learning along with language acquisition for English Learners.

Flywheel

This book offers a comprehensive view of leadership coaching— including tools, coaching dialogues, exercises, and protocols.

From Discipline to Culturally Responsive Engagement

This book outlines action steps for teachers to critically reflect on their management style, then implement changes to supercharge the learning experience for students of all cultural backgrounds.

Girls Without Limits

This book will help you become a positive force in girls' lives in any capacity: as a teacher, counselor, advisor, or parent.

Identification and Evaluation of Learning Disabilities

This handbook guides general educators, special educators, administrators, and school psychologists through the eligibility and evaluation stages to ensure that students get the best services and interventions they need to be successful.

Improving Achievement With Digital Age Best Practices

This book provides a concrete tool for implementing digital age best practices. It includes discussions on how to promote networked collaboration, bolster purposeful inquiry, and anchor student decision-making and learning with technology tools and resources.

Improving Student Learning When Budgets Are Tight

This book offers a comprehensive framework to enhance student achievement in good times and in bad. It outlines a school improvement action plan focused sharply on student learning and then shows how to target resources to implement each strategy in that plan.

Inquiring Into the Common Core

This book features tools to systematically study teaching effectiveness while adapting to Common Core standards. It also includes classroom-ready, student inquiry techniques and strategies to apply within Common Core’s framework, as well as real life inquiry-implementation examples from a high-need, high-poverty school.

Inquiry

This book helps districts define, develop, and implement a systematic inquiry-based process with a focus on both adult and student learning. This book's inquiry model challenges educators and students to define questions they are passionate about exploring, collect and analyze data to inform their questions, share what they have learned through the process with others, and collaborate to build on their results and improve student achievement.

Making School a Game Worth Playing

This, guide helps you build essential 21st Century skills using digital video games. The step-by-step strategies help you easily find, evaluate, and integrate digital games into your existing lesson plans or completely redesign your classroom.

Math Know-How

This book is organized around real questions fielded from real teachers—questions that have remained remarkably consistent across the hundreds of educators. It employs strategies to connect instruction to the CCSS, especially the Mathematical Practices and negotiates the wide range of lesson planning and instructional choices.

Mentoring New Teachers, ed. 3

This book provides a comprehensive overview of essential mentoring behaviors. Packed with strategies, exercises, resources, and concepts, it examines four critical mentoring functions: establishing good rapport, assessing mentee progress, coaching continuous improvement, and guiding mentees toward self-reliance.

Motivation to Learn

This essential resource proves that all students are motivated to learn, and provides authentic tools to create and sustain a classroom community that is highly engaged.

Moving from Spoken to Written Language with ELLS

This work explores how oral language development sets the foundation for developing writing skills. It provides tools to implement this knowledge through spoken techniques such as Socratic Seminar, Frayer model and Think-Pair-Share that build vocabulary and extend into academic writing; approaches to teaching three essential styles of writing: argumentative, procedural, and narrative; and sample lesson plans and graphic organizer templates.

Online Professional Development Through Virtual Learning Communities

This book shows you how to combine well-designed online instruction with the energy of peer-to-peer collaboration. At the heart of this book is a model that supports powerful professional learning that increases educator effectiveness and results for every student.

Planning and Organizing Standards-Based Differentiated Instruction, ed. 2

This book helps instructors identify best practices and create positive classroom environments that optimize learning for individual learners.

Planting the Seeds of Algebra, PreK–2

This book shows teachers how to create a strong foundation in algebra for very young children. It helps teacher’s foster mathematical habits of mind in students such as critical thinking, problem solving, adaptability, agility, communication, curiosity, and imagination.

Positive Behavior Support at the Secondary "Targeted Group" Level

This book shows teachers how to identify the students who can benefit from the middle “Yellow zone, or tier two, interventions and demonstrates how to create a targeted implementation plan that delivers results.

Powerful Partnerships

This resource views the partnership between principals and assistant principals as a coaching-based relationship that benefits students and schools. It offers discussion questions, activities for the assistant principal, and shared activities that help principals and their assistants to develop a shared vision for their relationship and their school, design a plan for communication and professional development, and build assistants' skills in management and leadership.

RTI Meets Writer's Workshop

In this book, the author explains how RTI fits into writing workshops, and shows how to implement tiered writing instruction in grades 2-6.

Reach the Highest Standard in Professional Learning: Data

This work explores the crucial function of data for designing, implementing, and evaluating professional learning. It includes an essay on using data in deliberate and thoughtful ways in the context of professional learning; implementation strategies that focus on analyzing student, educator, and system data and assessing progress; and a detailed case study of one district’s journey to successful use of data and how it led to measurable improvement in student achievement.

Strategies for Teaching Fractions

This text provides research-based tools that are aligned with NCTM and CCSS; describes diagnostic methods for error analysis that pinpoint specific student misconceptions; supplies specific intervention strategies and activities; and includes tools for analyzing student work and providing interventions within an RTI framework.

Teaching Dilemmas and Solutions in Content-Area Literacy, Grades 6-12

This book provides suggestions on how to develop curriculum and instruction that are responsive to students’ needs across English/language arts, science, social studies, mathematics, visual space, and music and drama.

Tha Answer Is in the Room

This guide offers tools for finding excellence in schools, scaling practices across learning communities, and transforming low-performing schools into high-performing schools. His five-step process includes: identifying and assessing excellence, creating an action plan, assigning resources such as time, materials, etc., transferring excellence in the form of knowledge and skills throughout the school and district, and sustaining the excellence.

The Architecture of School Improvement

Reading like a collection of daily reflections, this book presents short, digestible lessons for school improvement with themes such as: prevention trumps remediation, context always matters, and school improvement is about layering small gains. Readers will discover what works, what doesn’t, and what matters most in the world of high-stakes testing and accountability.

The Equity Framework

This book outlines an "equity framework" to implement institutional equity in schools and school systems. It provides a foundation for educational leaders and teachers to achieve equity by addressing systemic limitations, racism, and biases.

The Focus Model

This text provides a method for carefully implementing research-informed, proven school improvement initiatives. It defines the skills students most need now and what it will mean for them to have mastered those skills; takes formative assessment to a systemic level of implementation; and details how to collaborate with colleagues so that the focus is learning for both students and the adults.

The Principal as Leader of the Equitable School

This book provides an expanding awareness of equity issues to principals, district leaders, and school equity committees. Readers will discover how to create a learning community that erases achievement gaps and welcomes students of all backgrounds, including students of color, students with disabilities, and students of poverty.

The Principal’s Guide to Curriculum Leadership

This guide walks principals through the curriculum development and renewal process, incorporating the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC) and the Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC) standards for principals as they relate to curriculum leadership.

The Relentless Pursuit of Excellence

This book describes a leadership philosophy based on the search for wisdom through personal reflection and community. The authors share their experience with this leadership style and document the sustainable results of transformational leaders working with teachers as partners rather than adversaries.

The Rock 'n' Roll Classroom

This book provides all the notes you'll need to shake up your classroom, including playlists customized for specific purposes like reducing stress or increasing focus, tips and tricks for accessing all your tunes easily and inexpensively, and sample lessons for across all grade levels.

Transforming Teaching and Learning through Data-Driven Decision Making

This book addresses the gap between classroom practice and the principles of educational psychology. It covers recent advances in research and theory on human learning and teaching. Its integrated model shows teachers, school leaders, and district administrators how to establish a data culture and transform quantitative and qualitative data into actionable knowledge based on assessment, statistics, instructional and differentiated psychology, and classroom management.

Using Formative Assessment to Differentiate Mathematics Instruction, Grades 4-10

This book provides a roadmap for using formative assessment to differentiate mathematics instruction for students in Grades 4-10, using strategies ideal for a Response to Intervention (RTI) model.

What Successful Math Teachers Do, Grades 6–12, ed. 2

This book organizes clusters of strategies for teaching math in grades 6 through 12. For each of the 80 strategies, includes a summary of supporting research, the NCTM and Common Core Standards it meets, classroom applications, precautions and pitfalls, and primary sources for further reading and research.

Yes, You Can! Advice for Teachers Who Want a Great Start and a Great Finish With Their Students of Color

In this book, the authors show new teachers how to flourish by building on the assets of their students and the students’ families.

Education

Assessment as Learning, ed. 2

This book illustrates how formative assessment can be used to understand student beliefs, inform classroom instruction, and encourage student reflection.

Bounce Forward

This book follows stories of successful educators to discover how to harness the power of leadership resiliency in education. The reader will discover why resilience matters and how they can be a catalyst for "bouncing forward" in their own environment.

Breakthrough Leadership in the Digital Age

In this book, the authors demonstrate how to become a school's "learning engineer." Using research about learning science as a framework, the reader will learn to identify specific learning problems, devise ways to address them, and implement technology-enabled, not technology-driven, solutions.

Build the Brain the Common Core Way

This book outlines what’s new with Common Core, what’s expected, and how the connection between neuroscience and deep learning relates to Common Core. The reader will learn how to integrate the standards with current educational practices, understand the science behind Common Core requirements, and plan activities to help students learn about learning.

Building Number Sense Through the Common Core

This book provides teaching strategies that build number sense skills, adaptations for students with specific needs, and guidance on measuring number sense through assessments and preparing students for standardized testing.

Building Trust in Teacher Evaluations

This professional development guide explores the critical ingredients of communication and trust for success in the new age of teacher evaluation systems.

Captivate, Activate, and Invigorate the Student Brain in Science and Math, Grades 6-12

This book blends current research on the student brain with practical methods for teaching science and math.

Climate Smart & Energy Wise

This text will improve students’ understanding of the intersection of science and social policy by making climate and energy literacy the centerpiece of your curriculum. Topics covered include Next Generation Science Standards and how you can meet them with well-planned pedagogical strategies; how to teach climate change and related topics in a grade-appropriate way; and sample learning activities and online resources from the Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network.

Closing the Poverty & Culture Gap

This book provides a six-part framework to help teachers build on students' assets and strengths rather than attempt to overcome perceived disadvantages.

Collaborative School Reviews

This book demonstrates how to design and implement a school evaluation process, conducted by personnel from within a district in collaboration with a school leadership team. It aims to show how school and district teams can work together to shape sustainable, positive change and strengthen student achievement.

Common Core CPR

This book embraces what is best about the standards—their emphasis on active, authentic learning—and then shows teachers how to connect these ideal outcomes to practical classroom strategies, detailing the day-to-day teaching that can coax reluctant learners into engagement and achievement.

Connecting Content and Academic Language for English Learners and Struggling Students, Grades 2–6

This book focuses on the careful planning needed to develop the academic language of all students. For English learners especially, it is critically important to integrate language development with the content that the curriculum demands.

Creating Content With Your Tablet

This book provides time-saving tips covering a wide range of apps to help busy teachers easily incorporate tablets into daily classroom use. Includes step-by-step instructions across content areas for digital photography, video, ePublishing, QR codes and more.

Discovering and Developing Talents in Spanish-Speaking Students

This book provides teachers and leaders with the skills needed to uncover each child's abilities and boost achievement for Spanish-speaking students. It shows how to recognize students' unique strengths; identify and develop the gifts of bilingualism and different cultures; create challenging learning experiences for every student in the class; adapt tools and strategies to meet each learner's unique needs; and connect with parents and the greater Spanish-speaking community.

Eight Myths of Student Disengagement

This book empowers teachers to reengage students at all levels with powerful examples and clear-eyed implementation strategies that build essential 21st century learning skills.

English Learners in the Mathematics Classroom, ed. 2

This book offers strategies that support mathematics learning along with language acquisition for English Learners.

Flywheel

This book offers a comprehensive view of leadership coaching— including tools, coaching dialogues, exercises, and protocols.

From Discipline to Culturally Responsive Engagement

This book outlines action steps for teachers to critically reflect on their management style, then implement changes to supercharge the learning experience for students of all cultural backgrounds.

Girls Without Limits

This book will help you become a positive force in girls' lives in any capacity: as a teacher, counselor, advisor, or parent.

Identification and Evaluation of Learning Disabilities

This handbook guides general educators, special educators, administrators, and school psychologists through the eligibility and evaluation stages to ensure that students get the best services and interventions they need to be successful.

Improving Achievement With Digital Age Best Practices

This book provides a concrete tool for implementing digital age best practices. It includes discussions on how to promote networked collaboration, bolster purposeful inquiry, and anchor student decision-making and learning with technology tools and resources.

Improving Student Learning When Budgets Are Tight

This book offers a comprehensive framework to enhance student achievement in good times and in bad. It outlines a school improvement action plan focused sharply on student learning and then shows how to target resources to implement each strategy in that plan.

Inquiring Into the Common Core

This book features tools to systematically study teaching effectiveness while adapting to Common Core standards. It also includes classroom-ready, student inquiry techniques and strategies to apply within Common Core’s framework, as well as real life inquiry-implementation examples from a high-need, high-poverty school.

Inquiry

This book helps districts define, develop, and implement a systematic inquiry-based process with a focus on both adult and student learning. This book's inquiry model challenges educators and students to define questions they are passionate about exploring, collect and analyze data to inform their questions, share what they have learned through the process with others, and collaborate to build on their results and improve student achievement.

Making School a Game Worth Playing

This, guide helps you build essential 21st Century skills using digital video games. The step-by-step strategies help you easily find, evaluate, and integrate digital games into your existing lesson plans or completely redesign your classroom.

Math Know-How

This book is organized around real questions fielded from real teachers—questions that have remained remarkably consistent across the hundreds of educators. It employs strategies to connect instruction to the CCSS, especially the Mathematical Practices and negotiates the wide range of lesson planning and instructional choices.

Mentoring New Teachers, ed. 3

This book provides a comprehensive overview of essential mentoring behaviors. Packed with strategies, exercises, resources, and concepts, it examines four critical mentoring functions: establishing good rapport, assessing mentee progress, coaching continuous improvement, and guiding mentees toward self-reliance.

Motivation to Learn

This essential resource proves that all students are motivated to learn, and provides authentic tools to create and sustain a classroom community that is highly engaged.

Moving from Spoken to Written Language with ELLS

This work explores how oral language development sets the foundation for developing writing skills. It provides tools to implement this knowledge through spoken techniques such as Socratic Seminar, Frayer model and Think-Pair-Share that build vocabulary and extend into academic writing; approaches to teaching three essential styles of writing: argumentative, procedural, and narrative; and sample lesson plans and graphic organizer templates.

Online Professional Development Through Virtual Learning Communities

This book shows you how to combine well-designed online instruction with the energy of peer-to-peer collaboration. At the heart of this book is a model that supports powerful professional learning that increases educator effectiveness and results for every student.

Planning and Organizing Standards-Based Differentiated Instruction, ed. 2

This book helps instructors identify best practices and create positive classroom environments that optimize learning for individual learners.

Planting the Seeds of Algebra, PreK–2

This book shows teachers how to create a strong foundation in algebra for very young children. It helps teacher’s foster mathematical habits of mind in students such as critical thinking, problem solving, adaptability, agility, communication, curiosity, and imagination.

Positive Behavior Support at the Secondary "Targeted Group" Level

This book shows teachers how to identify the students who can benefit from the middle “Yellow zone, or tier two, interventions and demonstrates how to create a targeted implementation plan that delivers results.

Powerful Partnerships

This resource views the partnership between principals and assistant principals as a coaching-based relationship that benefits students and schools. It offers discussion questions, activities for the assistant principal, and shared activities that help principals and their assistants to develop a shared vision for their relationship and their school, design a plan for communication and professional development, and build assistants' skills in management and leadership.

RTI Meets Writer's Workshop

In this book, the author explains how RTI fits into writing workshops, and shows how to implement tiered writing instruction in grades 2-6.

Reach the Highest Standard in Professional Learning: Data

This work explores the crucial function of data for designing, implementing, and evaluating professional learning. It includes an essay on using data in deliberate and thoughtful ways in the context of professional learning; implementation strategies that focus on analyzing student, educator, and system data and assessing progress; and a detailed case study of one district’s journey to successful use of data and how it led to measurable improvement in student achievement.

Strategies for Teaching Fractions

This text provides research-based tools that are aligned with NCTM and CCSS; describes diagnostic methods for error analysis that pinpoint specific student misconceptions; supplies specific intervention strategies and activities; and includes tools for analyzing student work and providing interventions within an RTI framework.

Teaching Dilemmas and Solutions in Content-Area Literacy, Grades 6-12

This book provides suggestions on how to develop curriculum and instruction that are responsive to students’ needs across English/language arts, science, social studies, mathematics, visual space, and music and drama.

Tha Answer Is in the Room

This guide offers tools for finding excellence in schools, scaling practices across learning communities, and transforming low-performing schools into high-performing schools. His five-step process includes: identifying and assessing excellence, creating an action plan, assigning resources such as time, materials, etc., transferring excellence in the form of knowledge and skills throughout the school and district, and sustaining the excellence.

The Architecture of School Improvement

Reading like a collection of daily reflections, this book presents short, digestible lessons for school improvement with themes such as: prevention trumps remediation, context always matters, and school improvement is about layering small gains. Readers will discover what works, what doesn’t, and what matters most in the world of high-stakes testing and accountability.

The Equity Framework

This book outlines an "equity framework" to implement institutional equity in schools and school systems. It provides a foundation for educational leaders and teachers to achieve equity by addressing systemic limitations, racism, and biases.

The Focus Model

This text provides a method for carefully implementing research-informed, proven school improvement initiatives. It defines the skills students most need now and what it will mean for them to have mastered those skills; takes formative assessment to a systemic level of implementation; and details how to collaborate with colleagues so that the focus is learning for both students and the adults.

The Principal as Leader of the Equitable School

This book provides an expanding awareness of equity issues to principals, district leaders, and school equity committees. Readers will discover how to create a learning community that erases achievement gaps and welcomes students of all backgrounds, including students of color, students with disabilities, and students of poverty.

The Principal’s Guide to Curriculum Leadership

This guide walks principals through the curriculum development and renewal process, incorporating the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC) and the Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC) standards for principals as they relate to curriculum leadership.

The Relentless Pursuit of Excellence

This book describes a leadership philosophy based on the search for wisdom through personal reflection and community. The authors share their experience with this leadership style and document the sustainable results of transformational leaders working with teachers as partners rather than adversaries.

The Rock 'n' Roll Classroom

This book provides all the notes you'll need to shake up your classroom, including playlists customized for specific purposes like reducing stress or increasing focus, tips and tricks for accessing all your tunes easily and inexpensively, and sample lessons for across all grade levels.

Transforming Teaching and Learning through Data-Driven Decision Making

This book addresses the gap between classroom practice and the principles of educational psychology. It covers recent advances in research and theory on human learning and teaching. Its integrated model shows teachers, school leaders, and district administrators how to establish a data culture and transform quantitative and qualitative data into actionable knowledge based on assessment, statistics, instructional and differentiated psychology, and classroom management.

Using Formative Assessment to Differentiate Mathematics Instruction, Grades 4-10

This book provides a roadmap for using formative assessment to differentiate mathematics instruction for students in Grades 4-10, using strategies ideal for a Response to Intervention (RTI) model.

What Successful Math Teachers Do, Grades 6–12, ed. 2

This book organizes clusters of strategies for teaching math in grades 6 through 12. For each of the 80 strategies, includes a summary of supporting research, the NCTM and Common Core Standards it meets, classroom applications, precautions and pitfalls, and primary sources for further reading and research.

Yes, You Can! Advice for Teachers Who Want a Great Start and a Great Finish With Their Students of Color

In this book, the authors show new teachers how to flourish by building on the assets of their students and the students’ families.