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100 Commonly Asked Questions in Math Class

This book provides a resource for teachers who need a quick response to a variety of questions relating to school mathematics.

Action Science

This book provides detailed instructional methods on momentum, center of gravity, inertia, and centrifugal and centripetal forces, including hands-on classroom activities and experiments, some utilizing common household materials.

All Hands on Deck

This book shows how educators can engage with parents and community members using social media and web tools. Readers will learn how smartphones and tablets can help achieve goals goals, the secret to getting parents involved, and how tools like Skype can connect the community at large.

All Systems Go

This resource lays out a comprehensive action plan for achieving whole system reform. Topics covered include successful reform initiatives in the United States and abroad; actions and conditions that have ensured traction and sustainability; ways to avoid common errors in action, funding, and policy; and new reforms at the national level that can impact learning right now.

An Interpersonal Approach to Classroom Management

This book bridges the gap between educational psychology and peer and student-teacher management from the perspectives of student engagement, classroom relationships, and teacher self-regulation. Both current and prospective teachers will find helpful tools for engaging difficult students, managing challenging relationships, and handling conflict.

Building School-Community Partnerships

This book emphasizes the importance of community involvement for effective school functioning, student support and well-being, and community health and development.

Connected Leadership

This book provides practical examples of how educators can use Web 2.0 tools to grow professionally and personally.

Culture Re-Boot

This text reframes school culture to include organizational learning, relational trust, accountability, program improvement, and teacher effectiveness while showing you how to establish a student-centered learning culture; engage teachers in culture-focused leadership; get parents and community on-board to collaborate for student achievement; and connect professional development and school culture for maximum results.

Data Driven Differentiation in the Standards-Based Classroom, ed. 2

This book provide user-friendly techniques for gathering qualitative and quantitative information, helping you tailor instruction and assessment for diverse learners. This resource is ideal for classroom teachers, curriculum developers, instructional leaders, and district administrators.

Digital Learning For All Now

This guide shows educators how to affordably make the shift to one-to-one computing and transform schools into digital learning centers. The author outlines a step-by-step road map of solutions for overcoming budget and systems barriers and moving forward with a sense of urgency.

Digital Storytelling in the Classroom, ed. 2

This book provides practical techniques for your curriculum content, including tips for exploring effective storytelling principles through emerging digital media as well as via traditional literacy skills in reading, writing, speaking, and art.

Distributed Leadership Matters

Offers various approaches for realizing the benefits of distributed leadership--engaging the many rather than the few in school improvement. Insights include how to translate the research on distributed leadership into tangible results for your school; methods for building the social capital necessary for sustainable institutional change; and how to distribute leadership widely and wisely through professional collaboration.

Empowered Schools, Empowered Students

This book helps educators empower teachers and students to regain control of their own teaching and learning journey. Administrators and teachers learn to cultivate the experts at your school, create an environment of trust and collaboration, and give students and staff a voice.

Empowering Young Voices for the Planet

This book is about teaching students the science and reality of climate change, while empowering them to respond effectively--and without fear. Inside this guide you'll find practical tips for inspiring students to develop projects relevant to their own communities, including planning, financing, safety, and liability.

English Language Arts, Grades 6-8

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

Expecting Excellence in Urban Schools

Explores a seven-step process for emotionally, intellectually, and behaviorally engaging students with specific strategies, techniques, and tools which create an engaging educational experience. Utilizing cornerstones of professional learning communities, suggestions are offered for utilizing action research, collaborative inquiry, journal study, and shared practice to integrate ideas into practice.

Getting to the Core of English Language Arts, Grades 6-12

This book moves the implementation of the CCSS for ELA from the abstract to the concrete by providing adaptable, exemplar lesson plans in each of the CCSS strands: reading, writing, speaking and listening, and language.

Growing Into Equity

This book shows how four outstanding schools are making individualized learning a reality for every teacher and student. The common thread is the commitment to equity--every student achieving.

How to Deal With Teachers Who Are Angry, Troubled, Exhausted, or Just Plain Confused

This resource offers case studies from principals who have successfully managed dysfunctional and low-performing teachers, scripts for achieving effective communication, and a culture-builder's toolkit with exercises and assessments.

Implementing Change Through Learning

This book provides hands-on techniques for implementing K-12 change management with the Concerns-Based Adoption Model (CBAM), a rigorously field-tested approach for more than two decades.

Leading With Passion and Knowledge

This book guides principals in identifying and exploring areas of interest for research, including staff development, curriculum development, individual teachers, community/culture building, leadership skills, building management, and school performance.

Leading the Common Core State Standards

This guide shows leaders how to implement the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). It addresses these key issues and more: communicating the CCSS to teachers and parents and attaining their buy-in; transitioning schools and districts to align with the CCSS; determining which teaching and learning practices need to change; and garnering resources and support for reforms.

Learning for Leadership

This book prepares education leaders to support adult professional growth. Through practical advice, you'll learn to employ practices that support leadership development in your schools and districts, and teach on-the-ground applications for effective professional learning initiatives.

Mapping Comprehensive Units to the ELA Common Core Standards, K–5

This book shows how to translate the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) into an effective curriculum. It familiarizes teachers and curriculum designers with the key points of the ELA Common Core Standards and demonstrates how to design effective curriculum units to align with them.

Mathematics, Grades 6–8

This book includes grade-specific chapters to model the types of interactions and learning experiences that help students master both math content and academic language. It shows why mastery of academic language is the key to students' academic success.

Mathematics, the Common Core, and RTI

This book distills the central elements of the Common Core and RTI into a single, manageable resource that provides strategies for serving all students.

Opening the Door to Coaching Conversations

This work shares stories of real school leaders who are using these coach-like skills everyday in their work to resolve their most challenging issues.

Pathways to Thinking Schools

This book gives students the essential thinking skills they need to thrive in an increasingly complex future.

Planning for Technology, ed. 2

This book includes revisions addressing essential digital developments of the past decade that school leaders must learn to utilize, and new content covering guidelines for addressing the new Common Core State Standards, distributed leadership, adult learning theory, digital citizenship, cybersecurity, cloud computing, and more.

Problem-Based Learning, ed. 2

Explores the problem-based learning (PBL) process for teachers. Includes a step-by-step method to simplify the process, examples showing problem-based learning in action, answers to frequently asked questions on standards-based implementation, guidelines for developing problems for students to solve and letting them develop their own, and rubrics and assessment tips to ensure that standards are met.

Reach the Highest Standard in Professional Learning: Learning Communities

In this book, the authors help readers understand what it takes to establish and maintain professional learning communities (PLCs) that align with the Learning Forward standards and increase educator effectiveness in order to provide the best outcomes for students.

Realizing Rigor in the Mathematics Classroom

This guide offers proven strategies for successful implementation of the Common Core State Standards mathematical practices, using practical tools to define rigor in the context of each mathematical practice, identify and overcome potential issues and obstacles, and use assessment tools to guide work and monitor progress.

Super Teaching, ed. 4

Examines how students learn and how instruction changes a student's brain. Offers brain research-based teaching strategies and ready-to-implement instructional tools for engaging students, boosting learner memory, and meeting the needs of all learners.

Teacher Rounds

This book applies the Teacher Rounds methodology to show teachers how they can learn with and from each other through classroom observations and inquiry and develop a trusted community of practice.

The Common Core, an Uncommon Opportunity

This book shows how you can develop consistent and structured teaching and learning practices across content areas and to ensure sustainable processes through continuous curriculum review and revision.

The Daily Practices of Successful Principals

This book provides a compendium of daily practices used by successful principals in various settings. This guide's strategies are based on interviews with successful leaders and are applicable in multiple contexts.

The Everything Guide to Informational Texts, K-2

This book provides information on how to find lesson-worthy texts and create developmentally appropriate instructional plans that truly help young readers comprehend grade-level texts.

The Go-To Guide for Engineering Curricula, PreK-5

This book provides a full range of time-tested curriculum materials to seamlessly weave engineering and technology concepts into your math and science lessons.

The Moral Imperative of School Leadership

This book, in an effort to make the position more rewarding and exciting, the author shifts the principal's role from one of a site-based superman or superwoman, and recasts it as one in which principal's figure prominently both within their school and within the larger school system that surrounds them.

The Parallel Curriculum, ed. 2

This resource promotes a curriculum model for developing the abilities of all students and extending the abilities of students who perform at advanced levels.

The Principal's Guide to Managing School Personnel

This resource provides principals with the policies, procedures, and techniques to lead and manage school personnel and create an effective work environment.

Time for Learning

This book makes a persuasive case to leaders for the potential benefits of flipping. It covers data on positive student outcomes in terms of achievement and motivation.

Uncovering Student Thinking About Mathematics in the Common Core, Grades 3-5

Contains 25 research-based assessment probes designed specifically for Grades 3-5 and the new Common Core Standards for Mathematics.

Uncovering Student Thinking About Mathematics in the Common Core, Grades 6-8

Contains 25 assessment probes that pinpoint subconcepts within the new Common Core Standards for Mathematics to promote deep learning and expert math instruction.

Uncovering Student Thinking About Mathematics in the Common Core, Grades K–2

Contains 20 research-based assessment probes designed specifically for Grades K-2 and the new Common Core Standards for Mathematics.

Uncovering Student Thinking About Mathematics in the Common Core, High School

Contains 25 research-based assessment probes designed specifically for High School and the new Common Core Standards for Mathematics.

Unleashing Student Superpowers

Provides ready-to-use instructional "journeys" designed to foster an inquiry-based, student-driven learning environment. Each research-based journey supports one of the six student superpowers (Wondering, Curating, Designing, Digital Inking, Gaming, and Connecting); encourages students to think deeply, as required by the CCSS and NGSS; and includes step-by-step lesson frameworks aligned with the Common Core that fit into a teacher's regular day.

Unleashing the Positive Power of Differences

This book shows how education leaders can bring opposing groups to common ground, resulting in a solid plan built on diverse wisdom.

Untangling the Web

This book provides 20 free websites and tools--flexible enough for kindergarten through high school use--to learn how to leverage technology and transform classroom experiences.

Using RTI in Secondary Schools

This manual offers a step-by-step Response to Intervention (RTI) program, including helpful templates and tools. It covers such tools as research-based RTI approaches (Standard Protocol and Problem-Solving), a universal screening process that identifies at-risk students, a student intervention plan (iPlan) for each student with a focus on skill-building, curriculum-based measurement and progress-monitoring techniques, and how to adapt RTI to Special Education programs.

Education

100 Commonly Asked Questions in Math Class

This book provides a resource for teachers who need a quick response to a variety of questions relating to school mathematics.

Action Science

This book provides detailed instructional methods on momentum, center of gravity, inertia, and centrifugal and centripetal forces, including hands-on classroom activities and experiments, some utilizing common household materials.

All Hands on Deck

This book shows how educators can engage with parents and community members using social media and web tools. Readers will learn how smartphones and tablets can help achieve goals goals, the secret to getting parents involved, and how tools like Skype can connect the community at large.

All Systems Go

This resource lays out a comprehensive action plan for achieving whole system reform. Topics covered include successful reform initiatives in the United States and abroad; actions and conditions that have ensured traction and sustainability; ways to avoid common errors in action, funding, and policy; and new reforms at the national level that can impact learning right now.

An Interpersonal Approach to Classroom Management

This book bridges the gap between educational psychology and peer and student-teacher management from the perspectives of student engagement, classroom relationships, and teacher self-regulation. Both current and prospective teachers will find helpful tools for engaging difficult students, managing challenging relationships, and handling conflict.

Building School-Community Partnerships

This book emphasizes the importance of community involvement for effective school functioning, student support and well-being, and community health and development.

Connected Leadership

This book provides practical examples of how educators can use Web 2.0 tools to grow professionally and personally.

Culture Re-Boot

This text reframes school culture to include organizational learning, relational trust, accountability, program improvement, and teacher effectiveness while showing you how to establish a student-centered learning culture; engage teachers in culture-focused leadership; get parents and community on-board to collaborate for student achievement; and connect professional development and school culture for maximum results.

Data Driven Differentiation in the Standards-Based Classroom, ed. 2

This book provide user-friendly techniques for gathering qualitative and quantitative information, helping you tailor instruction and assessment for diverse learners. This resource is ideal for classroom teachers, curriculum developers, instructional leaders, and district administrators.

Digital Learning For All Now

This guide shows educators how to affordably make the shift to one-to-one computing and transform schools into digital learning centers. The author outlines a step-by-step road map of solutions for overcoming budget and systems barriers and moving forward with a sense of urgency.

Digital Storytelling in the Classroom, ed. 2

This book provides practical techniques for your curriculum content, including tips for exploring effective storytelling principles through emerging digital media as well as via traditional literacy skills in reading, writing, speaking, and art.

Distributed Leadership Matters

Offers various approaches for realizing the benefits of distributed leadership--engaging the many rather than the few in school improvement. Insights include how to translate the research on distributed leadership into tangible results for your school; methods for building the social capital necessary for sustainable institutional change; and how to distribute leadership widely and wisely through professional collaboration.

Empowered Schools, Empowered Students

This book helps educators empower teachers and students to regain control of their own teaching and learning journey. Administrators and teachers learn to cultivate the experts at your school, create an environment of trust and collaboration, and give students and staff a voice.

Empowering Young Voices for the Planet

This book is about teaching students the science and reality of climate change, while empowering them to respond effectively--and without fear. Inside this guide you'll find practical tips for inspiring students to develop projects relevant to their own communities, including planning, financing, safety, and liability.

English Language Arts, Grades 6-8

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

Expecting Excellence in Urban Schools

Explores a seven-step process for emotionally, intellectually, and behaviorally engaging students with specific strategies, techniques, and tools which create an engaging educational experience. Utilizing cornerstones of professional learning communities, suggestions are offered for utilizing action research, collaborative inquiry, journal study, and shared practice to integrate ideas into practice.

Getting to the Core of English Language Arts, Grades 6-12

This book moves the implementation of the CCSS for ELA from the abstract to the concrete by providing adaptable, exemplar lesson plans in each of the CCSS strands: reading, writing, speaking and listening, and language.

Growing Into Equity

This book shows how four outstanding schools are making individualized learning a reality for every teacher and student. The common thread is the commitment to equity--every student achieving.

How to Deal With Teachers Who Are Angry, Troubled, Exhausted, or Just Plain Confused

This resource offers case studies from principals who have successfully managed dysfunctional and low-performing teachers, scripts for achieving effective communication, and a culture-builder's toolkit with exercises and assessments.

Implementing Change Through Learning

This book provides hands-on techniques for implementing K-12 change management with the Concerns-Based Adoption Model (CBAM), a rigorously field-tested approach for more than two decades.

Leading With Passion and Knowledge

This book guides principals in identifying and exploring areas of interest for research, including staff development, curriculum development, individual teachers, community/culture building, leadership skills, building management, and school performance.

Leading the Common Core State Standards

This guide shows leaders how to implement the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). It addresses these key issues and more: communicating the CCSS to teachers and parents and attaining their buy-in; transitioning schools and districts to align with the CCSS; determining which teaching and learning practices need to change; and garnering resources and support for reforms.

Learning for Leadership

This book prepares education leaders to support adult professional growth. Through practical advice, you'll learn to employ practices that support leadership development in your schools and districts, and teach on-the-ground applications for effective professional learning initiatives.

Mapping Comprehensive Units to the ELA Common Core Standards, K–5

This book shows how to translate the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) into an effective curriculum. It familiarizes teachers and curriculum designers with the key points of the ELA Common Core Standards and demonstrates how to design effective curriculum units to align with them.

Mathematics, Grades 6–8

This book includes grade-specific chapters to model the types of interactions and learning experiences that help students master both math content and academic language. It shows why mastery of academic language is the key to students' academic success.

Mathematics, the Common Core, and RTI

This book distills the central elements of the Common Core and RTI into a single, manageable resource that provides strategies for serving all students.

Opening the Door to Coaching Conversations

This work shares stories of real school leaders who are using these coach-like skills everyday in their work to resolve their most challenging issues.

Pathways to Thinking Schools

This book gives students the essential thinking skills they need to thrive in an increasingly complex future.

Planning for Technology, ed. 2

This book includes revisions addressing essential digital developments of the past decade that school leaders must learn to utilize, and new content covering guidelines for addressing the new Common Core State Standards, distributed leadership, adult learning theory, digital citizenship, cybersecurity, cloud computing, and more.

Problem-Based Learning, ed. 2

Explores the problem-based learning (PBL) process for teachers. Includes a step-by-step method to simplify the process, examples showing problem-based learning in action, answers to frequently asked questions on standards-based implementation, guidelines for developing problems for students to solve and letting them develop their own, and rubrics and assessment tips to ensure that standards are met.

Reach the Highest Standard in Professional Learning: Learning Communities

In this book, the authors help readers understand what it takes to establish and maintain professional learning communities (PLCs) that align with the Learning Forward standards and increase educator effectiveness in order to provide the best outcomes for students.

Realizing Rigor in the Mathematics Classroom

This guide offers proven strategies for successful implementation of the Common Core State Standards mathematical practices, using practical tools to define rigor in the context of each mathematical practice, identify and overcome potential issues and obstacles, and use assessment tools to guide work and monitor progress.

Super Teaching, ed. 4

Examines how students learn and how instruction changes a student's brain. Offers brain research-based teaching strategies and ready-to-implement instructional tools for engaging students, boosting learner memory, and meeting the needs of all learners.

Teacher Rounds

This book applies the Teacher Rounds methodology to show teachers how they can learn with and from each other through classroom observations and inquiry and develop a trusted community of practice.

The Common Core, an Uncommon Opportunity

This book shows how you can develop consistent and structured teaching and learning practices across content areas and to ensure sustainable processes through continuous curriculum review and revision.

The Daily Practices of Successful Principals

This book provides a compendium of daily practices used by successful principals in various settings. This guide's strategies are based on interviews with successful leaders and are applicable in multiple contexts.

The Everything Guide to Informational Texts, K-2

This book provides information on how to find lesson-worthy texts and create developmentally appropriate instructional plans that truly help young readers comprehend grade-level texts.

The Go-To Guide for Engineering Curricula, PreK-5

This book provides a full range of time-tested curriculum materials to seamlessly weave engineering and technology concepts into your math and science lessons.

The Moral Imperative of School Leadership

This book, in an effort to make the position more rewarding and exciting, the author shifts the principal's role from one of a site-based superman or superwoman, and recasts it as one in which principal's figure prominently both within their school and within the larger school system that surrounds them.

The Parallel Curriculum, ed. 2

This resource promotes a curriculum model for developing the abilities of all students and extending the abilities of students who perform at advanced levels.

The Principal's Guide to Managing School Personnel

This resource provides principals with the policies, procedures, and techniques to lead and manage school personnel and create an effective work environment.

Time for Learning

This book makes a persuasive case to leaders for the potential benefits of flipping. It covers data on positive student outcomes in terms of achievement and motivation.

Uncovering Student Thinking About Mathematics in the Common Core, Grades 3-5

Contains 25 research-based assessment probes designed specifically for Grades 3-5 and the new Common Core Standards for Mathematics.

Uncovering Student Thinking About Mathematics in the Common Core, Grades 6-8

Contains 25 assessment probes that pinpoint subconcepts within the new Common Core Standards for Mathematics to promote deep learning and expert math instruction.

Uncovering Student Thinking About Mathematics in the Common Core, Grades K–2

Contains 20 research-based assessment probes designed specifically for Grades K-2 and the new Common Core Standards for Mathematics.

Uncovering Student Thinking About Mathematics in the Common Core, High School

Contains 25 research-based assessment probes designed specifically for High School and the new Common Core Standards for Mathematics.

Unleashing Student Superpowers

Provides ready-to-use instructional "journeys" designed to foster an inquiry-based, student-driven learning environment. Each research-based journey supports one of the six student superpowers (Wondering, Curating, Designing, Digital Inking, Gaming, and Connecting); encourages students to think deeply, as required by the CCSS and NGSS; and includes step-by-step lesson frameworks aligned with the Common Core that fit into a teacher's regular day.

Unleashing the Positive Power of Differences

This book shows how education leaders can bring opposing groups to common ground, resulting in a solid plan built on diverse wisdom.

Untangling the Web

This book provides 20 free websites and tools--flexible enough for kindergarten through high school use--to learn how to leverage technology and transform classroom experiences.

Using RTI in Secondary Schools

This manual offers a step-by-step Response to Intervention (RTI) program, including helpful templates and tools. It covers such tools as research-based RTI approaches (Standard Protocol and Problem-Solving), a universal screening process that identifies at-risk students, a student intervention plan (iPlan) for each student with a focus on skill-building, curriculum-based measurement and progress-monitoring techniques, and how to adapt RTI to Special Education programs.