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10 Critical Components for Success in the Special Education Classroom

Discover a variety of research-based instructional strategies to support all students, including those with autism and severe learning disabilities; organize your classroom, materials, and schedules for optimal teaching and learning; execute well-planned standards-based lessons, annual IEPs, PLAALPs, behavioral interventions, and visual supports; develop communication and social skills; and foster parent communication and staff collaboration.

10 Steps for Hiring Effective Teachers

In this book, readers will learn: ten best practices that address every stage of the hiring process, techniques and sample questions for Behavior-Based Interviewing, interview questions to avoid, and how to involve teacher peers in interviewing and mentoring new hires.

15 Positive Behavior Strategies to Increase Academic Success

This guide provides essential strategies to improve student learning by supporting good behavior rather than punishing bad behavior.

A Culturally Proficient Response to the Common Core

This book shows how central Common Core tenets--rigor, meaningful curricula and assessment, and higher order thinking--can become educational realities for every child in your school or district.

An RTI Guide to Improving the Performance of African American Students

This book shows educators how to create culturally relevant RTI models that help diverse students thrive!

Blended Learning in Grades 4–12

This book explains how to use the online environment to increase engagement and drive higher-order thinking; prepare students for high-stakes exams without sacrificing class time; assess online work; personalize learning and differentiate lessons; and move toward flipped instruction, which shifts the focus of class time from teacher to student.

Bringing Math Students Into the Formative Assessment Equation

This book offers a collection of classroom-friendly strategies, resources, tools, instructional routines, and sample lessons, to help teachers learn about and implement formative assessment practices in the mathematics classroom.

Common Core Mathematics Standards

This book describes the "habits of mind" that teachers should develop in their students without which the content standards cannot be successfully implemented. It is designed to help principals and math leaders grapple with the changes that must be addressed so that teachers can implement the practices required by the CCSS.

Community-Based Learning

This book shows how the implementation of a community-based learning program makes the curriculum more meaningful and relevant to students while creating a vibrant program that promotes academic achievement and future career skills. It allows for the students to become more engaged, with both the community and the school district benefitting through forged local partnerships ranging from major employers to small businesses and community groups.

Counseling Students in Levels 2 and 3

In this guide, K-12 mental health professionals will discover three proven counseling approaches that are both efficient and effective, and that allow for data-based decision making. By focusing on levels 2 and 3 of the PBIS and RTI frameworks, counselors can deliver responsive counseling services to students most in need of support.

Creating Passionate Learners

This book offers a comprehensive system for defining engagement and optimizing it in any student cohort. It explores how to improve teacher feedback methods for maximum engagement and the power of mindset (for both educators and students) as well as aiding in the definition of and understanding how to maximize engagement.

Creating Standards-Based Integrated Curriculum, ed. 3

This book applies the essential principles of standards-based curriculum, instruction, and assessment to today's unique challenges. It focuses on multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary, and transdisciplinary approaches.

Culturally Proficient Practice

This guide introduces the principles of Cultural Proficiency and how they can help improve educators' ability to effectively teach English language learners.

Deeper Learning Through Technology

This book provides strategies for leveraging the cloud to create a self-paced, learner-centered classroom; explains how to take advantage of tech tools to facilitate learning; and real-life case studies and activities to ensure an enjoyable implementation experience.

Designing Schools for Meaningful Professional Learning

This book shows how to promote your faculty's professional growth and accountability through job-embedded learning.

Designing a Concept-Based Curriculum for English Language Arts

This book shows you how to design a curriculum that functions as a framework for lesson plans, unites the efforts of ELA teachers district-wide, addresses core standards while focusing on student understanding, and creates a ripple effect helping to align curriculum, assessments, and instruction.

Dispositions

This book incorporates new cognitive science that shows how influencing students' mental habits is their key to finding meaning in classroom content. Topics include making dispositions come alive in the minds of students, shifting the thinking of educational leaders, parents, politicians and the public, and how to align day-to-day classroom practices with larger dispositional outcomes.

ELL Shadowing as a Catalyst for Change

ELL shadowing helps teachers better understand the classroom experience from an English language learner's point of view. The author describes how to implement this easily accessible form of professional development, outlines specific strategies for adapting instruction to engage ELLs, and provides supporting videos on the companion website.

Enhancing Adolescents' Motivation for Science

This book offers research-proven strategies on how best to motivate students in science and promote scientific literacy. The authors detail key motivational constructs specific to science with illustrative vignettes, address gender differences that influence how girls and boys are motivated, describe how to make science learning relevant, accessible, and enjoyable, and offer motivational strategies that are consistent with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

Evaluating America's Teachers

This book presents a discussion of common evaluation systems, including testing, value-added models, and observations. Analysis of federal guidelines and state responses, action steps teachers and school leaders can take to influence policy, and a clear rationale and strategies for implementing a teacher evaluation model based on human judgment are also discussed.

Feedback

This book is designed to assist teachers, administrators, and coaches by prescribing strategies for creating a culture of feedback. Instructional tools and clear explanations provided by the author create a blueprint for developing independent thinkers, engaged students, and high achievers in every classroom.

Getting to the Core of Literacy for History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects, Grades 6–12

This book is designed to help teachers become more familiar with the CCSS (Common Core State Standards) and serves as a guide to align lesson plans with the standards to uncover their benefits for the teaching of reading and writing.

Guiding Professional Learning Communities

This book provides a guide for increasing and enhancing teaching quality through the power of educators learning together.

Inclusion Coaching for Collaborative Schools

This book is an essential resource for the newly minted inclusion coach, including timelines, planning sheets, surveys, frameworks, curriculum examples, and other practical tools.

Insights

This book offers extensive case studies to explore how expert principals manage crises, navigate tough choices, and support school environments.

Leadership Coaching for Educators, ed. 2

This book provides a common core of knowledge and understanding about coaching to help educators design and develop effective coaching programs.

Making Friends, PreK-3, ed. 2

This hands-on guidebook gives teachers, counselors, behavior therapists, and caregivers a wealth of easily implemented and fun-filled ways to enhance children's skills in all areas of social interaction.

Mastering Academic Language

This book offers a step-by-step, research-based approach to scaffolding K-12 instruction for students who do not have the language and literacy skills that are needed in school. Readers will find practical teaching strategies based on the four key facets of academic language fluency, case studies about students' experiences with academic language across the content areas, guidance on family involvement, study questions, and performance assessment tools.

Optimize Your School

This guide shows how to unite and energize your team as never before, while helping your students to love learning and crave achievement.

Partnering With Students

This step-by-step guide will help you build learner capacity and create a classroom culture where students take the lead.

Planting the Seeds of Algebra, 3-5

This book empowers teachers with theoretical and practical ways to introduce Algebra to 3-5 grade students, making vital connections to concepts they will encounter in middle school and beyond.

Proactive School Security and Emergency Preparedness Planning

This book provides readers with an overview of school security and the politics surrounding it, then provides nuts-and-bolts strategies for preventing violence and preparing for crises.

RTI for Diverse Learners

This research-based resource provides more than 200 instructional interventions for teaching the growing population of students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds within an Response to Intervention (RTI) framework.

Reach the Highest Standard in Professional Learning: Implementation

This book provides guidance on "implementing the implementation standard" and will help you discover what it takes to implement lasting, high-impact professional learning and practice.

Response to Intervention in Math

This book leads the way in applying Response to Intervention (RTI) to mathematics instruction by offering guidelines for improving learning for all students, especially those who have learning disabilities or are struggling with mathematics content.

Responsible Classroom Management, Grades K–5

Written for principals and teachers, this nationally tested discipline plan for Grades K-5 emphasizes a team approach to managing student behavior.

Supporting the Dream

This guide to building and sustaining effective, cross-system partnerships between high schools, colleges, and regional and local communities is designed to help educators support students' college and career readiness.

Teaching Outside the Lines

This book addresses the difficulties that educators experience when trying to integrate creativity into their curriculum, and presents strategies for equipping learners across all grades and subjects with the motivation and critical thinking skills to thrive in a high-tech future.

Teaching the Male Brain, ed. 2

This guide helps teachers discover how to reach male students. Updated with recent research in neuroscience and developmental psychology, it translates theory into practical strategy,

The Active Classroom, ed. 2

If you want the classroom experience to result in deeper understanding and new knowledge, then students must become active participants in the learning process. With new chapters on writing and the first two weeks of school, this book references the CCSS as it relates to communication and collaboration and structuring the classroom environment and offers brain-based teaching strategies.

The Brain-Targeted Teaching Model for 21st-Century Schools

This book serves as a bridge between research and practice by providing a cohesive, proven, and usable model of effective instruction, showing how to apply relevant research from educational and cognitive neuroscience to classroom settings through a pedagogical framework. It presents this model with the educator in mind and offers practical steps for using it to inform instruction and teach 21st-century skills.

The First-Year Teacher, ed. 4

This book is designed to assist first-year teachers, and teachers transitioning to new positions, to navigate the changes and challenges that they may encounter. Chapters addressing issues such as classroom management, special education, inclusive classrooms, and building planning and time management skills, are provided.

The Global Education Toolkit for Elementary Learners

This book provides hundreds of easy, stand-alone activities, resources, and projects to help busy educators to seamlessly integrate global awareness themes into existing K-5 Common Core curriculum, recruit parent and community volunteers and organizations, use social media for student global collaboration projects, and plan international events, after-school clubs, and cross-curricular activities.

The Multigenerational Workplace

This book demonstrates how educators can look past their own generational filters to reap the benefits of seeing through a new lens. It focuses on the major contexts in which generational differences play out--including recruitment, coaching, professional learning, and succession planning.

The Power of Teacher Rounds

This book dives into the details of implementing a successful teacher rounds program, and provides a complete and practical step-by-step plan.

The School Improvement Specialist Field Guide

This guide shows new and transitioning School Improvement Specialist (SIS) professionals in applying high-leverage practices that result in systemic, sustainable, school-wide improvement.

Uncommon Core

This book puts us on high-alert about some outright dangerous misunderstandings looming around so-called "standards-aligned" instruction, then shows us how to steer past them--all in service of meeting the real intent of the Common Core.

Uncovering Student Thinking in Mathematics

This book provides tools and examples that allow middle and high school teachers to gauge students' knowledge of core mathematics concepts and strengthen their ability to teach effectively.

When Treating All the Kids the Same Is the Real Problem

This book discusses practical implementation strategies and tools that help educators to more effectively and methodically teach children of color, children from low-income families, and other marginalized student groups. Reflective-discussion questions and case studies are also provided.

You Can't Teach Until Everyone Is Listening

This book provides educators with six easy, proactive steps to establishing a classroom environment free of disruption and conducive to learning.

Education

10 Critical Components for Success in the Special Education Classroom

Discover a variety of research-based instructional strategies to support all students, including those with autism and severe learning disabilities; organize your classroom, materials, and schedules for optimal teaching and learning; execute well-planned standards-based lessons, annual IEPs, PLAALPs, behavioral interventions, and visual supports; develop communication and social skills; and foster parent communication and staff collaboration.

10 Steps for Hiring Effective Teachers

In this book, readers will learn: ten best practices that address every stage of the hiring process, techniques and sample questions for Behavior-Based Interviewing, interview questions to avoid, and how to involve teacher peers in interviewing and mentoring new hires.

15 Positive Behavior Strategies to Increase Academic Success

This guide provides essential strategies to improve student learning by supporting good behavior rather than punishing bad behavior.

A Culturally Proficient Response to the Common Core

This book shows how central Common Core tenets--rigor, meaningful curricula and assessment, and higher order thinking--can become educational realities for every child in your school or district.

An RTI Guide to Improving the Performance of African American Students

This book shows educators how to create culturally relevant RTI models that help diverse students thrive!

Blended Learning in Grades 4–12

This book explains how to use the online environment to increase engagement and drive higher-order thinking; prepare students for high-stakes exams without sacrificing class time; assess online work; personalize learning and differentiate lessons; and move toward flipped instruction, which shifts the focus of class time from teacher to student.

Bringing Math Students Into the Formative Assessment Equation

This book offers a collection of classroom-friendly strategies, resources, tools, instructional routines, and sample lessons, to help teachers learn about and implement formative assessment practices in the mathematics classroom.

Common Core Mathematics Standards

This book describes the "habits of mind" that teachers should develop in their students without which the content standards cannot be successfully implemented. It is designed to help principals and math leaders grapple with the changes that must be addressed so that teachers can implement the practices required by the CCSS.

Community-Based Learning

This book shows how the implementation of a community-based learning program makes the curriculum more meaningful and relevant to students while creating a vibrant program that promotes academic achievement and future career skills. It allows for the students to become more engaged, with both the community and the school district benefitting through forged local partnerships ranging from major employers to small businesses and community groups.

Counseling Students in Levels 2 and 3

In this guide, K-12 mental health professionals will discover three proven counseling approaches that are both efficient and effective, and that allow for data-based decision making. By focusing on levels 2 and 3 of the PBIS and RTI frameworks, counselors can deliver responsive counseling services to students most in need of support.

Creating Passionate Learners

This book offers a comprehensive system for defining engagement and optimizing it in any student cohort. It explores how to improve teacher feedback methods for maximum engagement and the power of mindset (for both educators and students) as well as aiding in the definition of and understanding how to maximize engagement.

Creating Standards-Based Integrated Curriculum, ed. 3

This book applies the essential principles of standards-based curriculum, instruction, and assessment to today's unique challenges. It focuses on multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary, and transdisciplinary approaches.

Culturally Proficient Practice

This guide introduces the principles of Cultural Proficiency and how they can help improve educators' ability to effectively teach English language learners.

Deeper Learning Through Technology

This book provides strategies for leveraging the cloud to create a self-paced, learner-centered classroom; explains how to take advantage of tech tools to facilitate learning; and real-life case studies and activities to ensure an enjoyable implementation experience.

Designing Schools for Meaningful Professional Learning

This book shows how to promote your faculty's professional growth and accountability through job-embedded learning.

Designing a Concept-Based Curriculum for English Language Arts

This book shows you how to design a curriculum that functions as a framework for lesson plans, unites the efforts of ELA teachers district-wide, addresses core standards while focusing on student understanding, and creates a ripple effect helping to align curriculum, assessments, and instruction.

Dispositions

This book incorporates new cognitive science that shows how influencing students' mental habits is their key to finding meaning in classroom content. Topics include making dispositions come alive in the minds of students, shifting the thinking of educational leaders, parents, politicians and the public, and how to align day-to-day classroom practices with larger dispositional outcomes.

ELL Shadowing as a Catalyst for Change

ELL shadowing helps teachers better understand the classroom experience from an English language learner's point of view. The author describes how to implement this easily accessible form of professional development, outlines specific strategies for adapting instruction to engage ELLs, and provides supporting videos on the companion website.

Enhancing Adolescents' Motivation for Science

This book offers research-proven strategies on how best to motivate students in science and promote scientific literacy. The authors detail key motivational constructs specific to science with illustrative vignettes, address gender differences that influence how girls and boys are motivated, describe how to make science learning relevant, accessible, and enjoyable, and offer motivational strategies that are consistent with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

Evaluating America's Teachers

This book presents a discussion of common evaluation systems, including testing, value-added models, and observations. Analysis of federal guidelines and state responses, action steps teachers and school leaders can take to influence policy, and a clear rationale and strategies for implementing a teacher evaluation model based on human judgment are also discussed.

Feedback

This book is designed to assist teachers, administrators, and coaches by prescribing strategies for creating a culture of feedback. Instructional tools and clear explanations provided by the author create a blueprint for developing independent thinkers, engaged students, and high achievers in every classroom.

Getting to the Core of Literacy for History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects, Grades 6–12

This book is designed to help teachers become more familiar with the CCSS (Common Core State Standards) and serves as a guide to align lesson plans with the standards to uncover their benefits for the teaching of reading and writing.

Guiding Professional Learning Communities

This book provides a guide for increasing and enhancing teaching quality through the power of educators learning together.

Inclusion Coaching for Collaborative Schools

This book is an essential resource for the newly minted inclusion coach, including timelines, planning sheets, surveys, frameworks, curriculum examples, and other practical tools.

Insights

This book offers extensive case studies to explore how expert principals manage crises, navigate tough choices, and support school environments.

Leadership Coaching for Educators, ed. 2

This book provides a common core of knowledge and understanding about coaching to help educators design and develop effective coaching programs.

Making Friends, PreK-3, ed. 2

This hands-on guidebook gives teachers, counselors, behavior therapists, and caregivers a wealth of easily implemented and fun-filled ways to enhance children's skills in all areas of social interaction.

Mastering Academic Language

This book offers a step-by-step, research-based approach to scaffolding K-12 instruction for students who do not have the language and literacy skills that are needed in school. Readers will find practical teaching strategies based on the four key facets of academic language fluency, case studies about students' experiences with academic language across the content areas, guidance on family involvement, study questions, and performance assessment tools.

Optimize Your School

This guide shows how to unite and energize your team as never before, while helping your students to love learning and crave achievement.

Partnering With Students

This step-by-step guide will help you build learner capacity and create a classroom culture where students take the lead.

Planting the Seeds of Algebra, 3-5

This book empowers teachers with theoretical and practical ways to introduce Algebra to 3-5 grade students, making vital connections to concepts they will encounter in middle school and beyond.

Proactive School Security and Emergency Preparedness Planning

This book provides readers with an overview of school security and the politics surrounding it, then provides nuts-and-bolts strategies for preventing violence and preparing for crises.

RTI for Diverse Learners

This research-based resource provides more than 200 instructional interventions for teaching the growing population of students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds within an Response to Intervention (RTI) framework.

Reach the Highest Standard in Professional Learning: Implementation

This book provides guidance on "implementing the implementation standard" and will help you discover what it takes to implement lasting, high-impact professional learning and practice.

Response to Intervention in Math

This book leads the way in applying Response to Intervention (RTI) to mathematics instruction by offering guidelines for improving learning for all students, especially those who have learning disabilities or are struggling with mathematics content.

Responsible Classroom Management, Grades K–5

Written for principals and teachers, this nationally tested discipline plan for Grades K-5 emphasizes a team approach to managing student behavior.

Supporting the Dream

This guide to building and sustaining effective, cross-system partnerships between high schools, colleges, and regional and local communities is designed to help educators support students' college and career readiness.

Teaching Outside the Lines

This book addresses the difficulties that educators experience when trying to integrate creativity into their curriculum, and presents strategies for equipping learners across all grades and subjects with the motivation and critical thinking skills to thrive in a high-tech future.

Teaching the Male Brain, ed. 2

This guide helps teachers discover how to reach male students. Updated with recent research in neuroscience and developmental psychology, it translates theory into practical strategy,

The Active Classroom, ed. 2

If you want the classroom experience to result in deeper understanding and new knowledge, then students must become active participants in the learning process. With new chapters on writing and the first two weeks of school, this book references the CCSS as it relates to communication and collaboration and structuring the classroom environment and offers brain-based teaching strategies.

The Brain-Targeted Teaching Model for 21st-Century Schools

This book serves as a bridge between research and practice by providing a cohesive, proven, and usable model of effective instruction, showing how to apply relevant research from educational and cognitive neuroscience to classroom settings through a pedagogical framework. It presents this model with the educator in mind and offers practical steps for using it to inform instruction and teach 21st-century skills.

The First-Year Teacher, ed. 4

This book is designed to assist first-year teachers, and teachers transitioning to new positions, to navigate the changes and challenges that they may encounter. Chapters addressing issues such as classroom management, special education, inclusive classrooms, and building planning and time management skills, are provided.

The Global Education Toolkit for Elementary Learners

This book provides hundreds of easy, stand-alone activities, resources, and projects to help busy educators to seamlessly integrate global awareness themes into existing K-5 Common Core curriculum, recruit parent and community volunteers and organizations, use social media for student global collaboration projects, and plan international events, after-school clubs, and cross-curricular activities.

The Multigenerational Workplace

This book demonstrates how educators can look past their own generational filters to reap the benefits of seeing through a new lens. It focuses on the major contexts in which generational differences play out--including recruitment, coaching, professional learning, and succession planning.

The Power of Teacher Rounds

This book dives into the details of implementing a successful teacher rounds program, and provides a complete and practical step-by-step plan.

The School Improvement Specialist Field Guide

This guide shows new and transitioning School Improvement Specialist (SIS) professionals in applying high-leverage practices that result in systemic, sustainable, school-wide improvement.

Uncommon Core

This book puts us on high-alert about some outright dangerous misunderstandings looming around so-called "standards-aligned" instruction, then shows us how to steer past them--all in service of meeting the real intent of the Common Core.

Uncovering Student Thinking in Mathematics

This book provides tools and examples that allow middle and high school teachers to gauge students' knowledge of core mathematics concepts and strengthen their ability to teach effectively.

When Treating All the Kids the Same Is the Real Problem

This book discusses practical implementation strategies and tools that help educators to more effectively and methodically teach children of color, children from low-income families, and other marginalized student groups. Reflective-discussion questions and case studies are also provided.

You Can't Teach Until Everyone Is Listening

This book provides educators with six easy, proactive steps to establishing a classroom environment free of disruption and conducive to learning.