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Administration/Leadership

Leading with Focus, ed. , v.

This book shows school administrators, principals, and other education leaders how to apply the author's model to the work of running schools and districts. It offers an overview of the case for simple, focused school and district leadership; examples of real schools and districts that have embraced focused leadership; and a practical implementation guide for ensuring focused leadership in schools and districts.

The Principal Influence, ed. , v.

This book explores the definition of leadership and including clear targets that support the ongoing growth and development of leaders. It enables principals to learn to capitalize on their leadership roles as visionary, instructional leader, engager, and learner and collaborator. It also offers 17 criteria of effective practice that allow leaders to focus on behaviors that have the greatest direct effect on the culture and status of learning and teaching.

Tapping the Power of Personalized Learning, ed. , v.

This book presents the groundbreaking results of the Institute's half-decade of research, development, and practice: a simple but powerful model for personalizing students' learning experiences by building their levels of commitment, ownership, and independence.

Peer Coaching to Enrich Professional Practice, School Culture, and Student Learning, ed. , v.

This book explains how to develop a collaborative, learning-focused culture and build trust among colleagues; offers strategies for participating in difficult conversations that yield useful feedback; clarifies how to develop, sustain, and evaluate peer coaching efforts; and showcases exemplary peer coaching practices used in real schools.

Professional Development That Sticks, ed. , v.

This book provides a framework for developing professional learning experiences that spark and maintain teacher motivation and lead to real changes in practice. It makes the case for a better approach—one that melds traditional PD structures with personalized learning. The author's three-stage professional development for learning (PDL) process covers critical aspects of planning, providing, and following up.

You're the Principal! Now What? Strategies and Solutions for New School Leaders, ed. , v.

This book provides a mentor’s guidance to steer new principals through the period of adjustment and set the foundation for a long and rewarding career. The topics you wish your graduate program had covered are covered here—directly, practically, and without the jargon.

Making Teachers Better Not Bitter, ed. , v.

This book provides a compelling vision for teacher growth that encourages and supports instructional expertise, along with nearly three dozen step-by-step protocols for working with teachers. These protocols present a powerful rationale for re-conceptualizing teacher evaluation by creating a balanced system of three equally important components: Reliable and valid evaluation, empowering and focused supervision, and meaningful and purposeful reflection.

The Artisan Teaching Model for Instructional Leadership, ed. , v.

This book merges the idea of teamwork with the concept of an artisan-apprentice relationship; when newer members of the profession work alongside experts ('artisans'). Over time, the apprentices become artisans themselves and in turn share the art and craft of teaching with newer teachers.

The Principal 50, ed. , v.

This book guides motivated school leaders through 50 self-reflection exercises designed to yield a deeper understanding of the meaning behind the work that they do.

Teacher Teamwork, ed. , v.

This book demonstrates how to build productive teams and intentionally create an environment of professional engagement in your school by utilizing these four steps: establishing guidelines and protocols, managing and resolving conflicts, refining decision-making skills, and building team capacity.

STEM Leadership, ed. , v.

This text shows K-12 school leaders how to support STEM programs that excite students and teachers—even if the leader is not an expert in science, technology, engineering, or math.

Balanced Leadership for Powerful Learning, ed. , v.

This book identifies the 21 responsibilities associated with student achievement and shows how they relate to three key elements of effective leadership; establishing a clear focus, managing change, and developing a purposeful community.

10 Steps to Managing Change in Schools, ed. , v.

This book provides educators with a proven, practical, and broadly applicable system for implementing new practices methodically and effectively.

Igniting Teacher Leadership, ed. , v.

This book is written for busy school leaders who want to foster learning and growth not only for students but also for teachers. Effective leadership is vital in creating a culture of collaboration, modeling continuous improvement, and developing enhanced engagement throughout the building.

Five Levers to Improve Learning, ed. , v.

This book explores the five 'levers' of schooling: structure, sample, standards, strategy, and self. It illustrates how changes to structure and sample (how schools are organized and how students are grouped) will not be effective without changes to standards (expectations for student learning), strategy (instructional strategies to engage students in meaningful learning), and self (the set of beliefs teachers and students have about their capacity to be effective).

Effective Teacher Interviews, ed. , v.

This book provides practical advice on how to conduct hiring interviews that reliably predict a teacher's success, including guidance on applying research to the interview process. It also assists in developing meaningful, legal interview questions; assembling and training an interview team; matching candidates’ skills to your schools' needs; and using the best interview strategies.

The Tech-Savvy Administrator, ed. , v.

This book explains how and why leaders should use technology and outlines what should be in every leader’s digital toolkit.

Affirmative Classroom Management, ed. , v.

This publication offers clear and positive strategies that empower teachers and administrators to develop effective rules and consequences.

Ensuring Effective Instruction, ed. , v.

This publication addresses the questions of how teachers can collect and use strategic information to up their game and of how districts can better support teaching talent.

Short on Time, ed. , v.

How can we find time to meet students' and teachers' needs, foster ingenuity and innovation, and apply best practices when so much is demanding our attention? In this resource, the author offers practical advice on how principals can make the most of their time to achieve real success.

Using Data to Focus Instructional Improvement, ed. , v.

The book shows teachers how to analyze and process their schools' data in order to energize their teaching, advance their schools' instructional practices, and improve student outcomes.

Never Underestimate Your Teachers, ed. , v.

In this book for school leaders, the author presents a new model for understanding teaching as a combination of skill and will and explains the best ways to support individual teachers’ ongoing professional development. Real-life examples, practical tools, and strategies for managing time and energy demands will help you build your leadership capacity as you raise the level of instructional excellence throughout your school.

Engaging Teachers in Classroom Walkthroughs, ed. , v.

This book serves to share the stories and lessons of school leaders who overcame the cultural challenges of isolationism and teacher reluctance or resistance to successfully involve their teachers in walkthroughs. By encouraging teachers to get involved in walkthroughs and lead efforts for change and continuous improvement, and to overcome so-called teaching isolationism by promoting greater exchange of teaching ideas, student achievement continues to improve.

Principal Evaluation, ed. , v.

In this book, the author details the steps and resources necessary for designing a comprehensive principal evaluation system that is based on sound research and established best practices.

Teacher Evaluation That Makes a Difference, ed. , v.

This book lays out a framework for the 'next generation' of teacher evaluation: a model focused primarily on helping educators develop and improve their practice. By taking into account multiple accurate, data-rich measures of teacher performance and student growth, the model ensures that all teachers receive fair, meaningful, and reliable evaluations.

100+ Ways to Recognize & Reward Your School Staff, ed. , v.

Provides school administrators with practical, easy-to-use, and inexpensive ways to reward and recognize the efforts of their staff. More than 100 ideas are divided into three categories based on the amount of effort they require.

Aim High, Achieve More, ed. , v.

This book helps bridge the divide that separates urban students from their birthright of a high-quality education.

Overcoming Textbook Fatigue, ed. , v.

This book shows how educators can reclaim the curriculum by shifting the textbook from sole source to resource. Advice is also provided on using Common Core State Standards throughout the school and in the classroom.

Effective Supervision, ed. , v.

Shows school and district-level administrators how to set the priorities and support the practices that will help all teachers become expert teachers.

Insights into Action, ed. , v.

This book focuses on relevant topics that face today’s educational leaders, particularly those at the school level: teacher leaders, grade or department chairs, assistant principals, and principals. Each chapter weaves a narrative of a successful leader who embodies the characteristics that current research and theory have established as essential for success, examining a different topic while offering practical applications and ways to overcome barriers to success.

Simply Better, ed. , v.

This books outlines the principles and practices that can be employed right now in schools to change the odds of meeting the needs of all students and providing a better education for students. Includes interventions that schools must perform to change the odds for students.

Wasting Minds, ed. , v.

This book attempts to challenge the assumptions that are rooted within the education community and bring clarity to aspects of the school reform movement. Presented in two parts, the first discusses the flawed ideas currently implemented in school systems, and the second relates how a revised strategy is the answer to many problems.

Education Unbound, ed. , v.

Provides and introduction to the concept of 'Greenfield Schooling' and its potential to free-up schools to be more responsive to communities and kids.

Learning from Lincoln, ed. , v.

Explores how Lincoln's ability to persevere and lead despite adversity provides an inspirational model for educators struggling with today's challenges of accountability, diversity, political conflict, and economic hardship.

Becoming a Great High School, ed. , v.

Provides information on how to improve graduation rates, close achievement gaps, and teach 21st century knowledge and skills. Explains how any high school can improve by providing students the support they need to meet college and career-prep standards, and focusing teachers collectively on research-based instructional practices.

Catching Up or Leading the Way, ed. , v.

Describes how schools have to keep pace with a world that is being dramatically transformed by globalization, the 'death of distance,' and digital technology. Topics include expanding the definition of success beyond math and reading test scores and personalize schooling so that every student has an opportunity to learn.

How to Help Your School Thrive Without Breaking the Bank, ed. , v.

Learn how to maximize 'tough times' and 'money issues' to help your school thrive with inexpensive, and time-efficient programs and initiatives. Topics include identifying stages of team development that lead to more productive and time-efficient meetings.

Improving Student Learning One Principal at a Time, ed. , v.

Focuses on the real crux of teacher supervision: how learners are learning. Topics include how to make the right adjustments in the areas that have the most impact on student achievement: curriculum, instruction, assessment, and feedback practices.

Leading Change in Your School, ed. , v.

Explains how teachers and administrators can make sure change efforts lead to better results. Topics include effective planning models for change that include highly focused goals and action plans.

Taking Charge of Professional Development, ed. , v.

Learn how to overcome budget cuts, lack of leadership, top-down mandates, and other obstacles to professional development. Topics include how to combine time, a motivational system, and teacher leadership to generate a schoolwide improvement effort.

Building Teachers' Capacity for Success, ed. , v.

Focuses on building the capacity of teachers, supporting teachers to help them reach their potential, and making the best use of teachers' individual and collective contributions to school improvement efforts.

Qualities of Effective Principals, ed. , v.

Includes empirical studies of principal practice as linked to student achievement, case studies of principals, meta-analyses of principal effectiveness, and other reviews of research.

Learning Transformed, ed. , v.

This book outlines eight keys--each a piece of a puzzle for transforming the K-12 education system of teaching and learning--to intentionally design tomorrow's schools so that today's learners are prepared for success . . . and stand ready to create new industries, find new cures, and solve world problems.

Fighting for Change in Your School, ed. , v.

This book offers guidance to help educators select, implement, and assess effective school- or districtwide initiatives. It is filled with resources like action checklists, principles to guide educators, and in-depth questions and protocols, for engaging in collaborative professional development activities that strengthen teaching and learning practices and improve student achievement.

Creating a Culture of Reflective Practice, ed. , v.

This book draws on lessons learned from educators across grade levels, content areas, and district demographics to present a guide to developing a culture of reflective practice in your school. It explores ideas to help gain a clear understanding of role and responsibilities—and those of the teachers—within each stage of the continuum of self-reflection, and uses real-life examples to determine how teacher-leadership activities and strategic coaching can move them forward.

Transforming Professional Development into Student Results, ed. , v.

Provides a blueprint for how to ensure professional development can improve student learning by focusing on, evidence of student learning, feedback on teacher and principal decisions, and depth of implementation.

The Coach Approach to School Leadership, ed. , v.

This book addresses a dilemma faced by many principals: how to function as learning leaders while fulfilling their evaluative and management duties. The answer? Incorporating instructional coaching techniques as an integral part of serious school improvement.

Learning Targets, ed. , v.

This book situates learning targets in a theory of action that students, teachers, principals, and central-office administrators can use to unify their efforts to raise student achievement and create a culture of evidence-based, results-oriented practice.

The Principal's Guide to a Powerful Library Media Program, ed. , v.

This book provides media specialists with substantive information to help principals be effective practitioners and understand the influence a successful library media program has on students and teachers.

Teaching in Tandem, ed. , v.

This book focuses on creating a successful partnership while co-teaching within a classroom, and examines topics such as organization, engaging students with multiple perspectives, and responding to parental concerns. Provides guidance based on answering questions posed by real co-teachers, and is suitable for principles, teachers, paraprofessionals, and administrators.

Measuring What We Do in Schools, ed. , v.

This book details the crucial role program evaluation serves in school success and how to implement meaningful evaluations that make a difference. It provides a road map of how to conduct comprehensive, system-wide evaluations of programs and processes; the tools needed to obtain usable, pertinent information; and how to use these data to expand teachers' and administrators' data-informed decision-making focus.

Literacy Unleashed, ed. , v.

This book explains why ensuring high-quality reading instruction is one of school leaders’ most important jobs and introduce their Literacy Classroom Visit (LCV) Model. Meticulously researched and refined through years of application in the field, the LCV Model enables administrators to evaluate and improve literacy instruction in their school or district.

Formative Classroom Walkthroughs, ed. , v.

This book presents detailed examples of how formative walkthroughs work across grade levels and subject areas, and provide useful templates that administrators and coaches can use to get started.

Copyright for Administrators, ed. , v.

For the school administrator who needs to know how to stay legal and in compliance with copyright law.

How to Make Decisions with Different Kinds of Student Assessment Data, ed. , v.

This book aids teachers and administrators in understanding the critical elements and nuances of assessment data and how that information can best be used to inform improvement efforts in the school or district.

The Handbook for Enhancing Professional Practice, ed. , v.

Provides specific guidance for teacher educators, teachers, administrators, and others who seek to use the framework to improve their programs and practice. Includes tools for using the framework in teacher preparation, teacher recruitment and hiring, teacher mentoring and peer coaching, professional development, and teacher evaluation.

Retaining New Teachers, ed. , v.

This book describes four broad supports crucial to helping early-career teachers succeed and stay in the profession: comprehensive induction programs, supportive administrators, skilled mentors, and helpful colleagues. It offers practical, research-based strategies to help leaders provide these supports and create a culture of collaboration across the school.

The Big6 in Middle School, ed. , v.

Enables middle school educators - including classroom teachers, library media and technology specialists, and administrators - to understand and implement the Big6 approach to information, communication, and technology skills learning.

The Resilient Teacher, ed. , v.

This book offers simple but effective strategies for dealing with a variety of thorny situations that most teachers will face in their careers. These strategies will help to communicate tactfully but forthrightly with administrators, colleagues, and students whose actions interfere with the ability to do the job properly; confidently and convincingly express thoughts and expectations to all stakeholders; and increase influence with coworkers, students, and parents.

Upgrade Your Curriculum, ed. , v.

The purpose of this book is to explain how teachers and administrators can upgrade their schools' current curriculum and recalibrate instructional practices to embrace modern learning.

What Every School Leader Needs to Know About RTI, ed. , v.

Covers the Response to Intervention (RTI) approach to help teachers through the steps of setting up multiple assessments, analyzing performance data, and responding to learning problems.

Perspectives on Science Education, ed. , v.

This book provides perspectives on leadership and science education, presented in the form of a seminar. It starts with an introduction to perspectives, challenges, standards, and leadership, continues with a brief history of science education, and then covers some of the current issues and topics in education such as state standards and district leadership, curriculum programs, professional development, and assessment and accountability.

Collaborating for Project-Based Learning in Grades 9-12, ed. , v.

Covers both theory and practice in active collaboration to bring authentic examples of the school media specialist's leadership role in school improvement to high school students.

Authentic Learning in the Digital Age, ed. , v.

The author offers insightful answers based on her experience as a classroom teacher at the Science Leadership Academy, a public high school in Philadelphia that offers a rigorous college-prep curriculum and boasts a 99 percent graduation rate. Outlined is a framework for learning structured around five core values: inquiry, research, collaboration, presentation, and reflection.

Intentional and Targeted Teaching, ed. , v.

This book introduces the powerful FIT Teaching Tool, which harnesses the FIT Teaching approach and presents a detailed continuum of growth and leadership.

Building Equity, ed. , v.

Introduces a new model to clarify the structural and interpersonal components of an equitable and schooling experience, as well as a survey-based tool to help school and teacher leaders uncover equity-related issues and organize their efforts to better address physical integration, social-emotional engagement, opportunity to learn, instructional excellence, and engaged and inspired learners.

Bold Moves for Schools, ed. , v.

This book proposes a new approach to pedagogy as the basis for the bold moves teachers and leaders need to make to engage all learners and prepare them for now and into the future. The authors examine every aspect of K-12 education, including teacher roles, curriculum, instruction, and assessment, as well as the physical and virtual learning spaces that engage 21st century teachers and learners.

Setting the Standard for Project Based Learning, ed. , v.

This book take readers through the step-by-step process of how to create, implement, and assess project based learning (PBL) using a classroom-tested framework. Also included are chapters for school leaders on implementing PBL system wide and the use of PBL in informal settings.

Detracking for Excellence and Equity, ed. , v.

Offers an experience-based and research-supported argument that detracking can raise achievement across the board and narrow the achievement gap. Provides educational leaders with strategies for launching, sustaining, and monitoring a successful detracking reform.

A Better Approach to Mobile Devices, ed. , v.

This book offers school and district leaders concise, practical advice on how to set up a hybrid mobile technology program or shift an existing 1:1 or BYOD program to the more flexible, cost-effective, equitable, and learning-focused hybrid approach.

Building a Math-Positive Culture, ed. , v.

This book explores the path by which administrative leaders may improve their math programs, offering an overview of what an effective program looks like and examples of actions to take to achieve that goal. It addresses the three components necessary for a successful math program: how to recognize, support, and evaluate effective teachers; the steps to take to move from grand ideas to concrete results; and how to approach obstacles to achieving your goal.

Other Duties as Assigned, ed. , v.

Provides ongoing advice and counsel on how to master the entire spectrum of duties that teacher leaders are expected to accomplish.

Assessing Multilingual Learners, ed. , v.

This book addresses the needs of multilingual students who enter a new school and have to learn to adapt to a new country and a new language—and they must be assessed along with their peers. It presents the story of Ana, a newcomer to the United States and its school system and, in a month-by-month format, reveals how assessment affects students, teachers, families, and school leaders. It shows teachers how to collect, analyze, and act upon data about multilingual learners.

Assessment

Charting a Course to Standards-Based Grading, ed. , v.

This book offers a continuum of options, with four 'destinations' on the road to improved grading and assessment.

On Formative Assessment, ed. , v.

This collection of articles pulls together some of the best pieces on formative assessment and feedback that will help educators understand how to best use the data they have at their fingertips.

Rethinking Grading, ed. , v.

This book will show all educators how standards-based grading can authentically reflect student progress and learning—and significantly improve both teaching and learning.

How to Make Decisions with Different Kinds of Student Assessment Data, ed. , v.

This book aids teachers and administrators in understanding the critical elements and nuances of assessment data and how that information can best be used to inform improvement efforts in the school or district.

How Teachers Turn Data Into Action, ed. , v.

This book is a relevant, hands-on resource that will help teacher teams—particularly those new to evidence-based instructional decision making—untangle thorny instructional challenges, improve classroom practice, and, ultimately, achieve results.

Grading Smarter Not Harder, ed. , v.

This book reveals how many of the assessment policies that teachers adopt can actually prove detrimental to student motivation and achievement, and shows educators how they can tailor their policies to help students better understand the lessons that are being taught.

The Data-Driven Classroom, ed. , v.

This text shows teachers how to examine student assessment results for purposes of identifying targeted curricular or skill areas for individual intervention or large-group instructional revision; how to develop, implement, and assess the effectiveness of the intervention or revision; and how to develop an action plan for future instructional cycles.

How to Design Questions and Tasks to Assess Student Thinking, ed. , v.

This book provides specific guidelines to help educators design targeted questions and tasks that align with new academic standards and assess students’ ability to think at higher levels.

Checking for Understanding, ed. 2, v.

This book helps teachers understand why typical methods to check for understanding are usually ineffective and how to use techniques that work better. Now, this edition goes further with new tips and tools to support implementation of formative assessment techniques that work in any subject area and grade level, for individual students or across multiple classrooms.

Grading and Group Work, ed. , v.

This guide addresses the Common Core State Standards’ calls for increased student collaboration with practical advice, strategies, and examples. The author explains how to assess and report on (but not grade) learning skills and group interaction skills.

How to Create and Use Rubrics for Formative Assessment and Grading, ed. , v.

In this guide, the author identifies two essential components of effective rubrics: (1) criteria that relate to the learning (not the 'tasks') that students are being asked to demonstrate and (2) clear descriptions of performance across a continuum of quality. The book also outlines the difference between various kinds of rubrics, explains when using each type of rubric is appropriate, and highlights examples from all grade levels and assorted content areas.

Great Performances, ed. 2, v.

Provides a four-step approach for teaching students how to acquire content knowledge, including examples of student projects as well as effective assessment tools that teachers can adapt for their own classrooms.

The Formative Assessment Action Plan, ed. , v.

This book focuses on a four-step approach to formative assessment, explaining how the system of give-and-take between student and teacher promotes learning in the classroom. Uses real-life scenarios to demonstrate application of the steps and provide adjustable instruction techniques for any grade level.

Transformative Assessment in Action, ed. , v.

This book examines formative assessment conducted in the classroom and how educators can plan and apply results in the real-world. Provides chapter-specific reflection questions that lay out practical models and guidance for all education levels.

How to Assess Higher-Order Thinking Skills in Your Classroom, ed. , v.

Covers how to develop and use test questions and other assessments that reveal how well students can analyze, reason, solve problems, and think creatively.

What Teachers Really Need to Know About Formative Assessment, ed. , v.

Explains how to make formative assessments a seamless and natural part of the teaching process and provides assessment strategies that can be used before, during, and after instruction to learning.

Advancing Formative Assessment in Every Classroom, ed. , v.

Provides strategic talking points, conversation starters, and ready-made tools needed to explain how formative assessment improves student learning and achievement.

Collaborative Common Assessments, ed. , v.

This book explores the practical steps that teacher teams must take to establish clear, comprehensive assessment systems, and discover how to continually improve results. It provides case studies of schools that have effectively implemented collaborative common assessment systems, and an overview of the phases in the collaborative common assessment process and the benefits of engaging in this process.

The Perfect Assessment System, ed. , v.

This book calls for the ground-up redevelopment of assessment in U.S. education. It maps out the adjustments in practice and culture necessary to generate both accurate accountability data and the specific evidence of individual mastery that will support sound instructional decision making and better learning in the classroom.

Measuring What We Do in Schools, ed. , v.

This book details the crucial role program evaluation serves in school success and how to implement meaningful evaluations that make a difference. It provides a road map of how to conduct comprehensive, system-wide evaluations of programs and processes; the tools needed to obtain usable, pertinent information; and how to use these data to expand teachers' and administrators' data-informed decision-making focus.

Mastering Formative Assessment Moves, ed. , v.

This book explores classroom-tested formative assessment moves—priming, posing, pausing, probing, bouncing, tagging, and binning--including foundational research, explaining how and when to best use them and describing what they look like in practice. Highlights include case studies, try-now tasks, and tips and advice from beginning and seasoned teachers who use these formative assessment moves in their classrooms.

How to Use Grading to Improve Learning, ed. , v.

This book guides educators at all levels in figuring out how to produce grades for single assignments and report cards that accurately communicate student achievement of learning goals. It explores topics that are fundamental to effective grading and learning practices, including acknowledging that all students can learn, supporting and motivating student effort and learning, designing and grading appropriate assessments, and implementing learning-focused grading policies.

Managing Curriculum and Assessment, ed. , v.

This guide provides the basic elements of a curriculum management system that will help school districts address, in a practical manner, the need to improve student learning.

Assessing Multilingual Learners, ed. , v.

This book addresses the needs of multilingual students who enter a new school and have to learn to adapt to a new country and a new language—and they must be assessed along with their peers. It presents the story of Ana, a newcomer to the United States and its school system and, in a month-by-month format, reveals how assessment affects students, teachers, families, and school leaders. It shows teachers how to collect, analyze, and act upon data about multilingual learners.

Formative Classroom Walkthroughs, ed. , v.

This book presents detailed examples of how formative walkthroughs work across grade levels and subject areas, and provide useful templates that administrators and coaches can use to get started.

Enhancing RTI, ed. , v.

Provides a strengthened model of RTI (Response to Intervention) that emphasizes formative assessment and refining core instructions rather than relying only on multiple layers of intervention.

Setting the Standard for Project Based Learning, ed. , v.

This book take readers through the step-by-step process of how to create, implement, and assess project based learning (PBL) using a classroom-tested framework. Also included are chapters for school leaders on implementing PBL system wide and the use of PBL in informal settings.

A Handbook for Classroom Instruction that Works, ed. 2, v.

This book provides instructional strategies and lets you choose among strategies presented for those that interest you and fit your classroom needs. Exercises help you check your understanding and rubrics help you to assess the effectiveness of the strategy with your students.

Fighting for Change in Your School, ed. , v.

This book offers guidance to help educators select, implement, and assess effective school- or districtwide initiatives. It is filled with resources like action checklists, principles to guide educators, and in-depth questions and protocols, for engaging in collaborative professional development activities that strengthen teaching and learning practices and improve student achievement.

The Power of Extreme Writing, ed. , v.

Offers focused, daily writing sessions that provide students with consistent, long-term engagement, teaching them to be more fluent in their writing. The author outlines this process and also describes what it looks like in the classroom, explains how to assess student work, and highlights several inspirations that motivate students to write.

Teach, Reflect, Learn, ed. , v.

This book provides tools to assess your current self-reflective tendencies, identify opportunities to reflect on your instruction, and begin to forge a path toward continuous growth and educational excellence.

Digital Portfolios in the Classroom, ed. , v.

This book is a guide to help teachers sort through, capture, and make sense of the messiness associated with assessment. By shining a spotlight on three types of student portfolios—performance, process, and progress—and how they can be used to assess student work, it assists educators in navigating the maze of digital tools and implement the results to drive instruction.

Digital Learning Strategies, ed. , v.

This publication explores what types of assignments are worth engaging online, how teachers and students can leverage global interactions to improve their work, and how teachers can assess digital projects and other work.

Teaching Students to Self-Assess, ed. , v.

This book explains how teachers can use reflection to help students decipher their own learning needs and engage in deep, thought-provoking discourse about progress.

5 Myths About Classroom Technology, ed. , v.

This book explains how you can assess and answer your students’ technology needs in terms of access, purpose, and audience--and why you and your school cannot afford to keep students from using technology in their education.

School Culture Rewired, ed. , v.

This book offers tools, strategies, and advice for defining, assessing, and ultimately transforming your school's culture into one that is positive, forward-looking, and actively working to enrich students’ lives.

Time to Teach, ed. , v.

This text provides more than a dozen strategies for teachers to break down tasks into doable pieces, touch each paper or e-mail communication only once, learn when to say no, and use time-management apps to zip through reams of paperwork. Using these strategies, teachers will be able to drastically reduce the time spent planning lessons, assessing students, keeping records, and communicating with parents.

Keeping It Real and Relevant, ed. , v.

This book offers lessons that educators at all levels can apply to teaching, assessing, counseling, and designing interventions for learners from all walks of life. It also offers real-life examples of challenging classroom situations, each with a detailed breakdown of how they were peacefully and non-punitively resolved and strategies for designing learning environments suited to the individual needs of students and reflective of their cultural backgrounds.

Real-World Projects, ed. , v.

In this book, teachers will learn why students need to be able to identify and solve authentic, project-worthy problems in their own communities and beyond; how to connect with real-world experts, allies, and audiences; and what practical, field-tested strategies are essential for planning, assessing, and using technology to support successful projects.

Collaborating for Real Literacy, ed. , v.

An in-depth look at literacy centers, multicultural issues, comprehensive instruction, integration of reading and writing, and assessment.

Bold Moves for Schools, ed. , v.

This book proposes a new approach to pedagogy as the basis for the bold moves teachers and leaders need to make to engage all learners and prepare them for now and into the future. The authors examine every aspect of K-12 education, including teacher roles, curriculum, instruction, and assessment, as well as the physical and virtual learning spaces that engage 21st century teachers and learners.

What Makes a World-Class School and How We Can Get There, ed. , v.

This book explores how the gap in measures of achievement between students in the United States and those in other countries can be reduced. It provides analysis of recent international assessment results, in-depth profiles of high-achieving education systems around the globe, strategies for aligning successful educational approaches from international systems to U.S. schools, and transformative ideas for cultivating a truly world-class system of schooling.

Perspectives on Science Education, ed. , v.

This book provides perspectives on leadership and science education, presented in the form of a seminar. It starts with an introduction to perspectives, challenges, standards, and leadership, continues with a brief history of science education, and then covers some of the current issues and topics in education such as state standards and district leadership, curriculum programs, professional development, and assessment and accountability.

Where Great Teaching Begins, ed. , v.

This book is a step-by-step walk through the behind-the-scenes intellectual work necessary to make instruction truly effective and help students learn deeply and meaningfully. Intended to assist teachers in learning how to translate standards into objectives, use objectives for the basis of assessment, develop learning objectives that incorporate targeted content and thinking skills, and pull objectives, assessments, and learning activities into teaching plans for learning.

How to Reach the Hard to Teach, ed. , v.

This book presents a thoughtful and practical approach to achieving breakthrough success with linguistically and culturally diverse students who struggle in school. Strategies for setting high expectations, providing access to the core curriculum, using assessment to inform instruction, attending to language development—both English and academic, and creating a supportive classroom climate are also discussed.

Teaching the Critical Vocabulary of the Common Core, ed. , v.

This guide provides a list of critical words students must know to be successful with the Common Core State Standards and any other standardized assessment they encounter.

Curriculum Connections for Tree House Travelers for Grades K-4, ed. , v.

Focus is on both fiction and non-fiction for teaching expository reading skills and text features which appear on every state's assessment. For school librarians, technology specialists, classroom teachers, and fine arts teachers.

Minding the Achievement Gap One Classroom at a Time, ed. , v.

This book identifies small, specific adjustments to planning, teaching, and assessment practices that will support more effective learning in every student, every day, and help close the achievement gap on a classroom-by-classroom basis.

The Best Class You Never Taught, ed. , v.

This book provides a step-by-step guide for the implementation of Spider Web Discussion, covering everything from introducing the technique to creating rubrics for discussion self-assessment to the nuts and bolts of charting the conversations and using the data collected for formative assessment.

Leading for DIfferentiation, ed. , v.

This book provides an overview of the reflective thinking and action-oriented steps necessary to launch a system of continuous professional learning, culture building, and program assessment that will allow differentiation to flourish in every classroom.

Improving Student Learning One Principal at a Time, ed. , v.

Focuses on the real crux of teacher supervision: how learners are learning. Topics include how to make the right adjustments in the areas that have the most impact on student achievement: curriculum, instruction, assessment, and feedback practices.

Raising Black Students' Achievement Through Culturally Responsive Teaching, ed. , v.

Covers the instructional, management, and assessment strategies to help teachers be more effective at educating black students.

Assessment and Student Success in a Differentiated Classroom, ed. , v.

This publication takes an in-depth look at assessment and shows how differentiation can improve the process in all grade levels and subject areas.

The Understanding by Design Guide to Advanced Concepts in Creating and Reviewing Units, ed. , v.

This guide offers instructional modules on how to refine units created using Understanding by Design (UbD) and how to effectively review the units using self-assessment and peer review, along with observation and supervision.

Teaching with Tablets, ed. , v.

This publication helps educators use tablets for modeling, guided instruction, collaborative learning, independent learning, and formative assessment.

Complex Text Decoded, ed. , v.

This work presents strategies, activities, and assessments that target students’ ability to comprehend complex text, both traditional written text or multimedia formats. It covers the essential elements of unit design and models for lesson planning; instruction for teaching vocabulary; questioning techniques; strategies and activities designed for teaching complex text; and how to measure text complexity and select appropriate texts that are aligned with curricular goals.

Freedom to Fail, ed. , v.

This text provides a raft of strategies for ensuring that students experience small, constructive failures as a means to greater achievement, and offers practical suggestions for ensuring that constructive failure doesn't detrimentally affect students' summative assessments.

Inquiring Scientists, Inquiring Readers in Middle School, ed. , v.

This book blends inquiry-based science and literacy instruction to support learning and maximize time, and provides lessons that integrate all aspects of literacy, a learning-cycle framework, and investigations that support current standards and encompass life, physical, and Earth and space sciences. Units include scientific background, common misconceptions, annotated text lists, safety considerations, differentiation strategies, reproducible student pages, and assessments.

Picture-Perfect STEM Lessons, K-2, ed. , v.

This book’s lessons for grades K-2 convey how science, technology, engineering, and mathematics intersect in the real world, using picture books to teach STEM concepts and reading comprehension. Leads students to ask questions, define problems, obtain, evaluate, and communicate information, and formulate arguments. Provides additional student resources, assessments, and connections to science standards and Common Core State Standards for English and mathematics.

Picture-Perfect STEM Lessons, 3-5, ed. , v.

This book’s lessons for grades 3-5 convey how science, technology, engineering, and mathematics intersect in the real world, using a variety of books to teach STEM concepts and reading comprehension. Includes ways to plan and carry out investigations, analyze and interpret data, and construct explanations and design solutions; provides additional student resources, assessments, and connections to science standards and Common Core State Standards for English and mathematics.

Challenging the Whole Child, ed. , v.

Focuses on challenging every student, offering a rigorous curriculum, meeting 21st century learning challenges, using formative assessments, and preparing students for college and the world of work.

What Every School Leader Needs to Know About RTI, ed. , v.

Covers the Response to Intervention (RTI) approach to help teachers through the steps of setting up multiple assessments, analyzing performance data, and responding to learning problems.

Assignments Matter, ed. , v.

This book explains the critical differences among 'assignments,' 'activities,' and 'assessments' and thoroughly describes the key elements of an assignment: prompts, rubrics, products, and instructional plans.

Real Engagement, ed. , v.

This text explains the four keys to real engagement: clarity, context, challenge, and culture. The strategies provided for improving classroom assignments, assessments, and environments will help teachers create learning experiences that are rigorous, meaningful, and rewarding for their students and themselves.

Blended/Hybrid Learning

Getting Started with Blended Learning, ed. , v.

This book provide a quick synopsis of the best ideas found to make the most of blended instruction by learning to navigate the technical details of Internet access and learning management systems.

Partnering with Parents to Ask the Right Questions, ed. , v.

This book presents a strategy for how educators can build effective partnerships with parents—especially those who typically have not been actively involved in their children’s schooling. It includes case studies spanning the K–12 spectrum, and it explores ways to assist struggling students, collaborate on IEPs, use school-based events to engage parents in problem solving, and tap into community resources to work effectively with families of English language learners.

Everyday Engagement, ed. , v.

This book focuses on the potentially overwhelming, sometimes puzzling, often delicate work of engaging both students and parents in the pursuit of learning and achievement.

A Better Approach to Mobile Devices, ed. , v.

This book offers school and district leaders concise, practical advice on how to set up a hybrid mobile technology program or shift an existing 1:1 or BYOD program to the more flexible, cost-effective, equitable, and learning-focused hybrid approach.

Virtual Reference on a Budget, ed. , v.

Provides information on creating a virtual reference service in a school or public library without purchasing expensive hardware and software. Provides case studies that address the knowledge and skills needed in evaluating, acquiring, and using electronic databases, Internet materials, and online services.

Researching in a Digital World, ed. , v.

This book guides the reader through the process and steps of online research. It offers practical ideas and insights to share with students at varying grade levels.

Digital Learning Strategies, ed. , v.

This publication explores what types of assignments are worth engaging online, how teachers and students can leverage global interactions to improve their work, and how teachers can assess digital projects and other work.

Copyright Catechism, ed. , v.

Learn about copyright law through questions and answers that give spot-on information when you need it, with the authority to support your position. Examples involve print, online, multimedia, video, audio, broadcast, for-profit, and fair use.

Catching Up or Leading the Way, ed. , v.

Describes how schools have to keep pace with a world that is being dramatically transformed by globalization, the 'death of distance,' and digital technology. Topics include expanding the definition of success beyond math and reading test scores and personalize schooling so that every student has an opportunity to learn.

The Tech-Savvy Administrator, ed. , v.

This book explains how and why leaders should use technology and outlines what should be in every leader’s digital toolkit.

Peer Feedback in the Classroom, ed. , v.

This book explores the role peer feedback plays in learning and teaching. It will help teachers gain an understanding of what meaningful feedback looks like; establish a student-led learning environment that supports risk taking and honest sharing; teach students to be adept peer strategists; develop cooperative student expert groups; and use technology to enhance collaboration, streamline the learning and revision process, and strengthen students' digital citizenship skills.

Digital Content Creation in Schools, ed. , v.

This book emphasizes digital content creation and the use of the CCSS as benchmarks to help you create cutting-edge classroom instruction. The book begins by presenting research on student learning through multimedia and digital content creation. This introduction is followed by outlines of each stage of the practical, easy-to-use Decide, Design, Develop, and Evaluate (DDD-E) model, which is designed specifically for classroom use.

Digital Portfolios in the Classroom, ed. , v.

This book is a guide to help teachers sort through, capture, and make sense of the messiness associated with assessment. By shining a spotlight on three types of student portfolios—performance, process, and progress—and how they can be used to assess student work, it assists educators in navigating the maze of digital tools and implement the results to drive instruction.

Brain and Learning

The Power of the Adolescent Brain, ed. , v.

This book looks at the power and promise of the teenage brain from an empathetic, strength-based perspective, and describes what middle and high school educators can do to make the most of their students' potential.

Teaching Students to Drive Their Brains, ed. , v.

In this book, the authors explain metacognition and how it equips students to meet today’s rigorous education standards. They present a unique blend of useful metaphors, learning strategies, and instructional tips you can use to teach your students to be the boss of their brains.

Now That's a Good Question! How to Promote Cognitive Rigor Through Classroom Questioning, ed. , v.

This book explores how one of the most fundamental instructional strategies—questioning—can provide the proper scaffolding to deepen student thinking, understanding, and application of knowledge.

The Motivated Brain, ed. , v.

This book explores an approach to teaching and learning that improves student motivation, knowledge acquisition, retention, and academic success.

Understanding How Young Children Learn, ed. , v.

This book provides tips and processes that inspire or propel learning to help teachers design their curriculum and pedagogy.

Brain Matters, ed. 2, v.

Explores brain development from birth through adolescence, the effect of exercise, sleep, nutrition, and technology on the brain, and the importance of neuroplasticity. Provides information in clear, everyday language that any teacher can immediately incorporate into classroom practice.

Brain-Based Teaching in the Digital Age, ed. , v.

Covers how digital technology is actually changing students' brains. Learn why this creates new obstacles for teachers, but also opens up potential new pathways for learning.

Teaching the Brain to Read, ed. , v.

Provides educators with an understanding of how the brain processes language, emotion, and other stimuli. Includes brain research compatible techniques that help to increase students' motivation to read.

Learning to Love Math, ed. , v.

Explains how negative attitudes toward math get established in the brain and what teachers can do to turn those attitudes around.

Neurodiversity in the Classroom, ed. , v.

This book focuses on five categories of special needs: learning disabilities, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, autism, intellectual disabilities, and emotional and behavioral disorders.

The Differentiated Classroom, ed. 2, v.

Explains instructional approaches that meet the needs and interests of every student. Includes principles that guide a differentiated classroom; instructional strategies that make it easier to provide multiple learning paths for students; practical ways to give students options about how they learn required curriculum; and steps to get started with differentiation or take it to a higher level.

Leading and Managing a Differentiated Classroom, ed. , v.

A guide that covers everything needed to deal with time, space, materials, groups, and strategies in ways that balance content requirements with multiple pathways for learning. Explains how to lead a class that is differentiated to individual students' needs.

Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom, ed. 3, v.

Provides updates on multiple intelligences theory and its many applications to schools and classrooms. Topics include how to address common criticisms of the MI model and the success of international applications of MI theory.

Learning for Keeps, ed. , v.

What is the explicit instructional strategy that supports the higher-level skills students need to meet the demands of the Common Core Standards? Here’s a book that answers that question and provides you with the vision needed to help students perform cognitive behaviors necessary for college or career-readiness.

Bullying

Teaching with Books That Heal, ed. , v.

Contains resources related to classroom situations like bullying, peer acceptance, peer pressure, and being different as well as family situations such as death, divorce, adoption, and sibling rivalry.

Building Equity, ed. , v.

Introduces a new model to clarify the structural and interpersonal components of an equitable and schooling experience, as well as a survey-based tool to help school and teacher leaders uncover equity-related issues and organize their efforts to better address physical integration, social-emotional engagement, opportunity to learn, instructional excellence, and engaged and inspired learners.

Teaching to Strengths, ed. , v.

This book outlines a comprehensive, collaborative approach to teaching that focuses on students' strengths and resiliency. It encourages educators to embrace teaching and school-wide practices that support and enhance the academic and social-emotional development of students living with trauma, violence, and chronic stress.

Connecting Teachers, Students, and Standards, ed. , v.

Features a field-tested framework for teaching to ensure inclusion and differentiated instruction are in harmony with standards-based education.

Fostering Resilient Learners, ed. , v.

This book explores an urgent and growing issue—childhood trauma—and its profound effect on learning and teaching. It can help educators cultivate a trauma-sensitive learning environment for students across all content areas, grade levels, and educational settings.

Fostering Grit, ed. , v.

This book discusses how teachers teach the virtues of grit—tenacity, perseverance, and the ability to never give up while helping students enjoy learning and want to come to school, even through painful and frustrating experiences.

The Formative Five, ed. , v.

For success in school and life, students need more than proficiency in academic subjects and good scores on tests. To truly thrive, students need to develop attributes that aren't typically measured on standardized tests. In this book, educators will learn how to foster the 'Formative Five' success skills that today's students need, including : empathy; self-control; integrity; embracing diversity; and grit.

School Climate Change, ed. , v.

This book explains the most important aspects of school climate and how we can make positive changes in our schools. It discusses how to engage students and school stakeholders; how to empower staff and students and foster autonomy so people take ownership of their ideas and the learning process; how to promote inclusivity and equity throughout the school; and how to create a welcoming, cooperative, and safe school environment that nurtures students’ social-emotional needs.

Keeping the Whole Child Healthy and Safe, ed. , v.

Explores what it means to foster health and safety for students by offering a look at the issues from many angles, addressing both physical and mental health and safety.

Excellence Through Equity, ed. , v.

This book provides an inspiring look at how real-world educators are creating schools where all students are able to thrive. In these schools, educators understand that equity is not about treating all children the same. They are deeply committed to ensuring that each student receives what he or she individually needs to develop their full potential—and succeed.

Detracking for Excellence and Equity, ed. , v.

Offers an experience-based and research-supported argument that detracking can raise achievement across the board and narrow the achievement gap. Provides educational leaders with strategies for launching, sustaining, and monitoring a successful detracking reform.

Adventures With Arthropods, ed. , v.

This book provides teachers with lessons geared to middle school students, which teach everything from anatomy, growth, and behavior to eating preferences and environmental needs of arthropods, and illustrate arthropods’ many essential ecological services, without which global ecosystems would collapse.

Teaching with Poverty in Mind, ed. , v.

Covers why and how the effects of poverty have to be addressed in classroom teaching and school and district policy. Topics include what poverty does to children's brains and why students raised in poverty are especially subject to stressors that undermine school behavior and performance.

Causes & Cures in the Classroom, ed. , v.

This publication reveals new neurological research about the root causes of these obstacles and lays out a comprehensive five-step protocol designed to help all educators identify and address common student academic and behavior issues.

Counseling

Keeping It Real and Relevant, ed. , v.

This book offers lessons that educators at all levels can apply to teaching, assessing, counseling, and designing interventions for learners from all walks of life. It also offers real-life examples of challenging classroom situations, each with a detailed breakdown of how they were peacefully and non-punitively resolved and strategies for designing learning environments suited to the individual needs of students and reflective of their cultural backgrounds.

Teaching with Books That Heal, ed. , v.

Contains resources related to classroom situations like bullying, peer acceptance, peer pressure, and being different as well as family situations such as death, divorce, adoption, and sibling rivalry.

Enhancing RTI, ed. , v.

Provides a strengthened model of RTI (Response to Intervention) that emphasizes formative assessment and refining core instructions rather than relying only on multiple layers of intervention.

What Every School Leader Needs to Know About RTI, ed. , v.

Covers the Response to Intervention (RTI) approach to help teachers through the steps of setting up multiple assessments, analyzing performance data, and responding to learning problems.

Transformational Teaching in the Information Age, ed. , v.

This book focuses on the strategy that educators can utilize in the information age to create a relevant learning experience and educational opportunity by placing students at the center of learning. Uses theory, practice and real-world experiences to illustrate the importance of student-teacher relationships in a K-18 learning environment.

A Handbook for the Art and Science of Teaching, ed. , v.

An in-depth resource for workshops, professional learning communities, teacher training, and self-help. Topics include how to establish good classroom management and effective relationships with students.

Inspiring the Best in Students, ed. , v.

Presents concepts on how to inspire students to learn, behave responsibly, and improve their relationships with themselves, other students, and teachers.

Rethinking Homework, ed. , v.

Covers the debate over whether homework is an essential component of rigorous schooling or a harmful practice. Topics include how to avoid the 'homework trap' and 'seven steps to building better relationships with parents about homework'.

Teaching to Strengths, ed. , v.

This book outlines a comprehensive, collaborative approach to teaching that focuses on students' strengths and resiliency. It encourages educators to embrace teaching and school-wide practices that support and enhance the academic and social-emotional development of students living with trauma, violence, and chronic stress.

Fostering Resilient Learners, ed. , v.

This book explores an urgent and growing issue—childhood trauma—and its profound effect on learning and teaching. It can help educators cultivate a trauma-sensitive learning environment for students across all content areas, grade levels, and educational settings.

Adventures With Arthropods, ed. , v.

This book provides teachers with lessons geared to middle school students, which teach everything from anatomy, growth, and behavior to eating preferences and environmental needs of arthropods, and illustrate arthropods’ many essential ecological services, without which global ecosystems would collapse.

Teaching with Poverty in Mind, ed. , v.

Covers why and how the effects of poverty have to be addressed in classroom teaching and school and district policy. Topics include what poverty does to children's brains and why students raised in poverty are especially subject to stressors that undermine school behavior and performance.

Causes & Cures in the Classroom, ed. , v.

This publication reveals new neurological research about the root causes of these obstacles and lays out a comprehensive five-step protocol designed to help all educators identify and address common student academic and behavior issues.

Science Learning in the Early Years, ed. , v.

This book provides teachers with 40-plus classroom activities and an understanding of how to use them with young students.

Building Equity, ed. , v.

Introduces a new model to clarify the structural and interpersonal components of an equitable and schooling experience, as well as a survey-based tool to help school and teacher leaders uncover equity-related issues and organize their efforts to better address physical integration, social-emotional engagement, opportunity to learn, instructional excellence, and engaged and inspired learners.

School Climate Change, ed. , v.

This book explains the most important aspects of school climate and how we can make positive changes in our schools. It discusses how to engage students and school stakeholders; how to empower staff and students and foster autonomy so people take ownership of their ideas and the learning process; how to promote inclusivity and equity throughout the school; and how to create a welcoming, cooperative, and safe school environment that nurtures students’ social-emotional needs.

No School Library Left Behind, ed. , v.

Takes a look at school libraries and offers school librarians tips on how to turn their library into something special. Offers advice on collaborating with faculty, students, and parents.

Starting School Right, ed. , v.

This book is packed with ideas for both new and veteran teachers of K-8 students, covering a variety of topics that are especially relevant to the first week of school. It provides critical information that includes arranging and navigating the classroom, setting basic expectations, communicating routines, and understanding your students' needs. You'll gain new insights for the first week of school and for a successful year for students, parents, and teachers.

Time to Teach, ed. , v.

This text provides more than a dozen strategies for teachers to break down tasks into doable pieces, touch each paper or e-mail communication only once, learn when to say no, and use time-management apps to zip through reams of paperwork. Using these strategies, teachers will be able to drastically reduce the time spent planning lessons, assessing students, keeping records, and communicating with parents.

Everyday Engagement, ed. , v.

This book focuses on the potentially overwhelming, sometimes puzzling, often delicate work of engaging both students and parents in the pursuit of learning and achievement.

Partnering with Parents to Ask the Right Questions, ed. , v.

This book presents a strategy for how educators can build effective partnerships with parents—especially those who typically have not been actively involved in their children’s schooling. It includes case studies spanning the K–12 spectrum, and it explores ways to assist struggling students, collaborate on IEPs, use school-based events to engage parents in problem solving, and tap into community resources to work effectively with families of English language learners.

Create Success! Unlocking the Potential of Urban Students, ed. , v.

Provides an outline to teaching urban students, placing an emphasis on the active participation of teachers, parents, caregivers, and coaches in each student s success.

Leverage Your Library Program to Raise Test Scores, ed. , v.

Explains the ways in which the library media specialist can contribute to student learning and achievement and the important role that libraries play in the instructional program of the school. Examines elements of successful media programs and defines a call to action for educators and parents to advocate for school libraries.

The Resilient Teacher, ed. , v.

This book offers simple but effective strategies for dealing with a variety of thorny situations that most teachers will face in their careers. These strategies will help to communicate tactfully but forthrightly with administrators, colleagues, and students whose actions interfere with the ability to do the job properly; confidently and convincingly express thoughts and expectations to all stakeholders; and increase influence with coworkers, students, and parents.

Wasting Minds, ed. , v.

This book attempts to challenge the assumptions that are rooted within the education community and bring clarity to aspects of the school reform movement. Presented in two parts, the first discusses the flawed ideas currently implemented in school systems, and the second relates how a revised strategy is the answer to many problems.

Strengthening and Enriching Your Professional Learning Community, ed. , v.

Explains how to use the Process Learning Circle method to ensure your PLC advances the type of teacher learning that is essential to improving student achievement.

Balanced Leadership for Powerful Learning, ed. , v.

This book identifies the 21 responsibilities associated with student achievement and shows how they relate to three key elements of effective leadership; establishing a clear focus, managing change, and developing a purposeful community.

Learning and Leading with Habits of Mind, ed. , v.

Encompasses immediate and practical considerations that promote using the Habits of Mind in classrooms and schools every day. Also, addresses the concern for creating a learning culture that considers the Habits of Mind as central to building a thoughtful community and world.

Curriculum

Upgrade Your Curriculum, ed. , v.

The purpose of this book is to explain how teachers and administrators can upgrade their schools' current curriculum and recalibrate instructional practices to embrace modern learning.

A Handbook for Classroom Instruction that Works, ed. 2, v.

This book provides instructional strategies and lets you choose among strategies presented for those that interest you and fit your classroom needs. Exercises help you check your understanding and rubrics help you to assess the effectiveness of the strategy with your students.

The Understanding by Design Guide to Advanced Concepts in Creating and Reviewing Units, ed. , v.

This guide offers instructional modules on how to refine units created using Understanding by Design (UbD) and how to effectively review the units using self-assessment and peer review, along with observation and supervision.

A World-Class Education, ed. , v.

This book discusses what the best school systems in the world are doing right for the purpose of identifying what U.S. schools, at the national, state, and local level, might do differently and better.

Focus, ed. , v.

This book describes a plan for radically improving student learning that is built on three core elements: a focused and coherent curriculum (what we teach); clear, prioritized lessons (how we teach); and purposeful reading and writing, or authentic literacy.

Curriculum 21, ed. , v.

Covers why and how schools must overhaul, update, and breathe new life into the K-12 curriculum to reflect new technologies in a globalized world.

Detracking for Excellence and Equity, ed. , v.

Offers an experience-based and research-supported argument that detracking can raise achievement across the board and narrow the achievement gap. Provides educational leaders with strategies for launching, sustaining, and monitoring a successful detracking reform.

The Handbook for Enhancing Professional Practice, ed. , v.

Provides specific guidance for teacher educators, teachers, administrators, and others who seek to use the framework to improve their programs and practice. Includes tools for using the framework in teacher preparation, teacher recruitment and hiring, teacher mentoring and peer coaching, professional development, and teacher evaluation.

Ensuring High-Quality Curriculum, ed. , v.

This guide offers advice and real-life examples from elementary and secondary units of study across a variety of content areas and standards, as well as field-tested rubrics, protocols, and other tools. It also provides criteria for evaluating each component of a curriculum and end-of-chapter checklists to help ensure that criteria are met.

A Handbook for the Art and Science of Teaching, ed. , v.

An in-depth resource for workshops, professional learning communities, teacher training, and self-help. Topics include how to establish good classroom management and effective relationships with students.

Engineering Essentials for STEM Instruction, ed. , v.

This practical introduction to engineering for elementary through high school teachers teaches how to create effective engineering-infused lessons that break down the barriers between science, math, and technology instruction. It highlights engineering's connection to 21st century skills and college and career readiness, addresses the Next Generation Science Standards, and walks through each step of the simple but powerful engineering design process.

How to Design Questions and Tasks to Assess Student Thinking, ed. , v.

This book provides specific guidelines to help educators design targeted questions and tasks that align with new academic standards and assess students’ ability to think at higher levels.

Digital Content Creation in Schools, ed. , v.

This book emphasizes digital content creation and the use of the CCSS as benchmarks to help you create cutting-edge classroom instruction. The book begins by presenting research on student learning through multimedia and digital content creation. This introduction is followed by outlines of each stage of the practical, easy-to-use Decide, Design, Develop, and Evaluate (DDD-E) model, which is designed specifically for classroom use.

The Understanding by Design Guide to Creating High-Quality Units, ed. , v.

This book focuses on the basic concepts behind the Understanding by Design approach used by educators to create classroom curriculum that focus on students' understanding of important ideas and working backwards from there. Contains eight modules that are based on a typical workshop presentation, which can also be studied out of sequence, intended for K-16 educators.

Understanding How Young Children Learn, ed. , v.

This book provides tips and processes that inspire or propel learning to help teachers design their curriculum and pedagogy.

Student Lab Manual for Argument-Driven Inquiry in Chemistry: Lab Investigations for Grades 9-12, ed. , v.

This book includes 30 field-tested labs that cover a broad range of topics related to chemical reactions and matter’s structure and properties, and give students an opportunity to design their own methods, develop models, collect and analyze data, generate arguments, and critique claims and evidence. Includes lab details, student handouts, safety information, and materials to guide students through these investigations.

Achieving Educational Standards Using the Big6, ed. , v.

Provides educators with detailed tools and examples so they can apply the Big6 Skills to design research projects focused on achieving educational standards.

Learning Transformed, ed. , v.

This book outlines eight keys--each a piece of a puzzle for transforming the K-12 education system of teaching and learning--to intentionally design tomorrow's schools so that today's learners are prepared for success . . . and stand ready to create new industries, find new cures, and solve world problems.

Picture-Perfect STEM Lessons, 3-5, ed. , v.

This book’s lessons for grades 3-5 convey how science, technology, engineering, and mathematics intersect in the real world, using a variety of books to teach STEM concepts and reading comprehension. Includes ways to plan and carry out investigations, analyze and interpret data, and construct explanations and design solutions; provides additional student resources, assessments, and connections to science standards and Common Core State Standards for English and mathematics.

Solving 25 Problems in Unit Design, ed. , v.

In this book, the authors identify and describe the 25 most common problems in curriculum unit design and recommend how to fix them—and avoid them when planning new units.

Problem-Based Learning in the Earth and Space Science Classroom, K-12, ed. , v.

The 14 lessons in this book cover concepts such as motion, energy, and magnetism in true-to-life contexts, and offers a comprehensive description of why, how, and when to implement problem-based learning (PBL) in your curriculum.

Engaging Teachers in Classroom Walkthroughs, ed. , v.

This book serves to share the stories and lessons of school leaders who overcame the cultural challenges of isolationism and teacher reluctance or resistance to successfully involve their teachers in walkthroughs. By encouraging teachers to get involved in walkthroughs and lead efforts for change and continuous improvement, and to overcome so-called teaching isolationism by promoting greater exchange of teaching ideas, student achievement continues to improve.

Adventures With Arthropods, ed. , v.

This book provides teachers with lessons geared to middle school students, which teach everything from anatomy, growth, and behavior to eating preferences and environmental needs of arthropods, and illustrate arthropods’ many essential ecological services, without which global ecosystems would collapse.

Time to Teach, ed. , v.

This text provides more than a dozen strategies for teachers to break down tasks into doable pieces, touch each paper or e-mail communication only once, learn when to say no, and use time-management apps to zip through reams of paperwork. Using these strategies, teachers will be able to drastically reduce the time spent planning lessons, assessing students, keeping records, and communicating with parents.

Inquiring Scientists, Inquiring Readers in Middle School, ed. , v.

This book blends inquiry-based science and literacy instruction to support learning and maximize time, and provides lessons that integrate all aspects of literacy, a learning-cycle framework, and investigations that support current standards and encompass life, physical, and Earth and space sciences. Units include scientific background, common misconceptions, annotated text lists, safety considerations, differentiation strategies, reproducible student pages, and assessments.

The Highly Effective Teacher, ed. , v.

In this book, the author introduces the Teacher Intentionality Practice Scale (TIPS), a framework for both supporting and measuring effective teaching. Taken together, the framework's seven TIPs provide a research-based, classroom-tested guide to help teachers create coherent, connected lessons.

Keeping It Real and Relevant, ed. , v.

This book offers lessons that educators at all levels can apply to teaching, assessing, counseling, and designing interventions for learners from all walks of life. It also offers real-life examples of challenging classroom situations, each with a detailed breakdown of how they were peacefully and non-punitively resolved and strategies for designing learning environments suited to the individual needs of students and reflective of their cultural backgrounds.

Grading Smarter Not Harder, ed. , v.

This book reveals how many of the assessment policies that teachers adopt can actually prove detrimental to student motivation and achievement, and shows educators how they can tailor their policies to help students better understand the lessons that are being taught.

Eureka!, ed. , v.

This book provides 27 lessons for introducing your students to who scientists and engineers are and what they do, and helping your students see scientists and engineers as real women and men. With a focus on science and engineering practices, the lessons include recommended teaching strategies, have a learning-cycle format, and examine the character traits of the featured scientists and engineers that helped each to succeed.

Reaching Every Reader, ed. 2, v.

Offers ways to plan cooperative lessons and techniques for storytelling with simple props, puppeteering. Includes plans, games, chants and songs, creative dramatics, and virtual field trips.

Vocab Rehab, ed. , v.

This book explains a new and effective approach to teaching vocabulary that calls for exploration, discovery, and playing with words. Ten-minute exercises include advice on how to focus short lessons so that students are fully engaged, teaching tips that help ensure new words stick, and a varied selection of novel strategies for teaching new words to students.

Engaging Minds in the Classroom, ed. , v.

In this book, the authors share what they have discovered about planning lessons that engage students and enable them to truly enjoy learning. It outlines key findings from research on motivation and engagement and offers real-life teaching examples from various grades.

Picture-Perfect STEM Lessons, K-2, ed. , v.

This book’s lessons for grades K-2 convey how science, technology, engineering, and mathematics intersect in the real world, using picture books to teach STEM concepts and reading comprehension. Leads students to ask questions, define problems, obtain, evaluate, and communicate information, and formulate arguments. Provides additional student resources, assessments, and connections to science standards and Common Core State Standards for English and mathematics.

How to Differentiate Instruction in Academically Diverse Classrooms, ed. 3, v.

This book covers the fundamentals of differentiating instruction for students in an academically diverse classroom and provides additional guidelines and new strategies for how to go about it. It explores what differentiation is and why it is essential, how to set up the flexible and supportive learning environment that promotes success, how to manage a differentiated classroom, and how to plan lessons differentiated by readiness, interest, and learning profile.

Creating a Culture of Reflective Practice, ed. , v.

This book draws on lessons learned from educators across grade levels, content areas, and district demographics to present a guide to developing a culture of reflective practice in your school. It explores ideas to help gain a clear understanding of role and responsibilities—and those of the teachers—within each stage of the continuum of self-reflection, and uses real-life examples to determine how teacher-leadership activities and strategic coaching can move them forward.

Succeeding with Inquiry in Science and Math Classrooms, ed. , v.

Research shows that inquiry-based instruction boosts students’ critical thinking skills and promotes the creative problem solving needed for an energized learning environment. This guide helps hone the necessary skills to plan and implement inquiry-based lessons that engage math and science students.

Technology Projects for Library Media Specialists and Teachers, ed. , v.

Includes projects that require basic hardware and software, while engaging students in 'Information Literacy Standards for Student Learning' and National Educational Technology Standards (NETS). Lessons include clear, concise instructions for technology projects created in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, and Excel programs.

Beyond the Egg Drop, ed. , v.

This book presents a thorough discussion on the rationale, justification, meaning, and implementation of integrating engineering into high school science curriculum. Twenty-four flexible, engineering-infused physics lessons that cover mechanics, optics, electricity, and thermodynamics are provided.

The Library Media Specialist in the Writing Process, ed. , v.

Explains the writing process, offers collaborative curriculum connections, and includes teacher/librarian collaborative writing lessons.

Turning High-Poverty Schools into High-Performing Schools, ed. , v.

This book provides lessons on what schools do to help students succeed—and how you and your school can adopt the same practices--no matter what socioeconomic climate students live in.

Connecting Teachers, Students, and Standards, ed. , v.

Features a field-tested framework for teaching to ensure inclusion and differentiated instruction are in harmony with standards-based education.

Common Core Standards for High School Mathematics, ed. , v.

This book provides a succinct, all-in-one look at the structure, terminology, and emphases of the Common Core mathematics standards for high school, including the areas that represent the most significant changes.

Helping Students Make Sense of the World Using Next Generation Science and Engineering Practices, ed. , v.

This book provides understanding and practical examples of the practices presented in A Framework for K–12 Science Education and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), and addresses important questions about how engaging students in science and engineering practices helps improve science education, what the eight practices look like in the classroom, and how educators can engage students in practices to bring the NGSS to life.

Collaborating to Meet Standards: Teacher/Librarian Partnerships for 7-12, ed. , v.

A handbook on collaborative teaching methods for grades 7-12. Discusses concept of collaboration, its benefits, variations in practice, presents a template for use. Includes collaborative teaching units for grades 7-12.

Student Lab Manual for Argument-Driven Inquiry in Physics: Mechanics Lab Investigations for Grades 9-12, ed. , v.

This book includes 23 field-tested labs that cover topics related to mechanics, including forces and interactions, energy, work, and power. Labs will help students learn the science practices, crosscutting concepts, and core ideas found in the Next Generation Science Standards, and develop the disciplinary skills outlined in the Common Core State Standards. Provides lab details, safety information, handouts, and materials to guide students through these investigations.

Five Levers to Improve Learning, ed. , v.

This book explores the five 'levers' of schooling: structure, sample, standards, strategy, and self. It illustrates how changes to structure and sample (how schools are organized and how students are grouped) will not be effective without changes to standards (expectations for student learning), strategy (instructional strategies to engage students in meaningful learning), and self (the set of beliefs teachers and students have about their capacity to be effective).

Learning to Read the Earth and Sky, ed. , v.

This book provides resources for supporting the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), and includes Earth science labs and activities, insights into student expectations and misconceptions, ideas for inspiring true investigation, stories of real scientific discovery, an exploration of how to mentor students, and guidance on how to translate the NGSS into specific examples students can touch, see, and experience.

Perspectives on Science Education, ed. , v.

This book provides perspectives on leadership and science education, presented in the form of a seminar. It starts with an introduction to perspectives, challenges, standards, and leadership, continues with a brief history of science education, and then covers some of the current issues and topics in education such as state standards and district leadership, curriculum programs, professional development, and assessment and accountability.

Where Great Teaching Begins, ed. , v.

This book is a step-by-step walk through the behind-the-scenes intellectual work necessary to make instruction truly effective and help students learn deeply and meaningfully. Intended to assist teachers in learning how to translate standards into objectives, use objectives for the basis of assessment, develop learning objectives that incorporate targeted content and thinking skills, and pull objectives, assessments, and learning activities into teaching plans for learning.

Collaborating to Meet Standards, ed. 2, v.

Provides an introduction to collaboration, including a history and overview of the movement, practical suggestions for implementing the collaborative process, and ideas for overcoming common roadblocks to collaboration.

Library Research with Emergent Readers, ed. , v.

Provides background discussion and educational research on best instructional strategies, integrating curriculum standards, differentiating instruction, and step-by-step implementation of library research for emergent readers.

Teaching the Critical Vocabulary of the Common Core, ed. , v.

This guide provides a list of critical words students must know to be successful with the Common Core State Standards and any other standardized assessment they encounter.

Grading and Group Work, ed. , v.

This guide addresses the Common Core State Standards’ calls for increased student collaboration with practical advice, strategies, and examples. The author explains how to assess and report on (but not grade) learning skills and group interaction skills.

Common Core Standards for Elementary Grades K–2 Math & English Language Arts, ed. , v.

This guide presents an overall guide to the standards, covering their implications for planning, teaching, and learning.

Teaching Students to Drive Their Brains, ed. , v.

In this book, the authors explain metacognition and how it equips students to meet today’s rigorous education standards. They present a unique blend of useful metaphors, learning strategies, and instructional tips you can use to teach your students to be the boss of their brains.

Teaching the Core Skills of Listening & Speaking, ed. , v.

This book presents an approach aligned to the six Common Core anchor standards for speaking and listening, and is focused on preparing students for 21st century communication inside and beyond the classroom.

Common Core Standards for Middle School Mathematics, ed. , v.

This guide covers all the conceptual mathematical understanding students need to acquire during the middle school grades.

Overcoming Textbook Fatigue, ed. , v.

This book shows how educators can reclaim the curriculum by shifting the textbook from sole source to resource. Advice is also provided on using Common Core State Standards throughout the school and in the classroom.

Learning for Keeps, ed. , v.

What is the explicit instructional strategy that supports the higher-level skills students need to meet the demands of the Common Core Standards? Here’s a book that answers that question and provides you with the vision needed to help students perform cognitive behaviors necessary for college or career-readiness.

Common Core Standards for Elementary Grades 3–5 Math & English Language Arts, ed. , v.

This guide explains how the standards lay the foundation for successful schooling and provide a bridge from foundational concepts taught in elementary school to the more complex studies students will undertake in middle school.

Collaborating to Meet Literacy Standards, ed. , v.

This handbook coaches readers on methods to meet student literacy standards.

Collaborating to Meet Standards: Teacher/Librarian Partnerships for K-6, ed. , v.

A handbook on collaborative teaching methods for grades K-6. Discusses concept of collaboration, its benefits, variations in practice, presents a template for use. Includes collaborative teaching units for grades K-6.

A Differentiated Approach to the Common Core, ed. , v.

Combining the goals of the Common Core State Standards with the principles of differentiation, the authors present an eight-step process to help teachers make intellectually rigorous curriculum accessible to a broad range of students. With examples across grade levels and content areas and a checklist for reflection on the steps, this text demonstrates how to meet high expectations with responsive instruction and help students grow as thinkers and problem solvers.

Dive In! Immersion in Science Practices for High School Students, ed. , v.

This book presents readers with a realistic picture of the successes and challenges of integrating A Framework for K 12 Science Education and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) practices into classroom curriculum.

The Standards-Based Integrated Library: A Collaborative Approach for Aligning the Library Program with the Classroom Curriculum, ed. 2, v.

A handbook that describes a specific collaborative process for library media specialist and classroom teacher to use in planning teaching units. Written for K-12 educators. Also provides suggested book lists, web sites, and professional resources.

The Purposeful Classroom, ed. , v.

This book focuses on strategies for educators to understand the purpose of every lesson within the classroom by examining topics such as the difference between standards, objectives, and purposes, the mastery of lesson content, and the motivation of students. Provides specific examples of assignments, purpose statements, and tests for multiple grade levels and content areas.

Common Core Standards for Middle School English Language Arts, ed. , v.

This book provides a succinct, all-in-one look at the content, structure, terminology, and emphases of the Common Core standards for English language arts at the middle school level.

Understanding Common Core State Standards, ed. , v.

This book focuses on the new national Common Core standards and what educators need to know in order to strengthen learning and teaching methods within the classroom. Chapters focus on the national standards, including understanding, the benefits for students, concerns, and preparation for the 2014-2015 school year when students will assessed on the standards for the first time.

The Collection's at the Core, ed. , v.

This book investigates Common Core standards, OER, STEM, and collection development, and provides guidance on how to transform a school library's collection.

Becoming a Great High School, ed. , v.

Provides information on how to improve graduation rates, close achievement gaps, and teach 21st century knowledge and skills. Explains how any high school can improve by providing students the support they need to meet college and career-prep standards, and focusing teachers collectively on research-based instructional practices.

Engaging Minds in Social Studies Classrooms, ed. , v.

In this book, readers will learn how to integrate the joyful learning approach with social studies standards, including the Common Core, the National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies, and the College, Career, and Civic Life framework.

Sparking Student Creativity, ed. , v.

This book explores and explains research related to creativity and its relevance in today’s standards-based, critical thinking-focused classroom.

Common Core Standards for High School English Language Arts, ed. , v.

This book provides a succinct, all-in-one look at the content, structure, terminology, and emphases of the Common Core standards for English language arts and literacy at the high school level.

Rethinking Grading, ed. , v.

This book will show all educators how standards-based grading can authentically reflect student progress and learning—and significantly improve both teaching and learning.

75 Outrageous Ways for Librarians to Impact Student Achievement in Grades K-8, ed. , v.

Provides a resource of ideas that foster a unique, collaborative, and fun library media program that addresses student learning standards.

Charting a Course to Standards-Based Grading, ed. , v.

This book offers a continuum of options, with four 'destinations' on the road to improved grading and assessment.

Deeper Learning

Cultivating Curiosity in K-12 Classrooms, ed. , v.

This book describes how teachers can create a structured, student-centered environment that allows for openness and surprise, and where inquiry guides authentic learning. Strategies for fostering student curiosity through exploration, novelty, and play; questioning and critical thinking; and experimenting and problem solving are also provided.

Questioning for Classroom Discussion, ed. , v.

This work presents and analyzes the DNA of productive discussions—teacher-guided, small-group, and student-driven. It provides an in-depth exploration of questioning as the beating heart of thoughtful discussions as important components of classroom instruction that work in tandem to push learning forward and move students from passive participants to active meaning-makers.

Better Writing Breakthrough, ed. , v.

The book explores the three interrelated sequences of the field-tested Discourse and Writing Cycle—the Discourse Sequence, the Transition to Writing Sequence, and the Writing Sequence—and includes classroom examples and sample lesson plans from across the content areas of English, social studies, math, and science as a means to focus student thinking, fuel deeper learning, and build complex understanding.

Engaging & Challenging Gifted Students, ed. , v.

This book provides teachers with the information and strategies they need to spot, advocate for, engage, and challenge exceptional learners in their classrooms. It enables them to learn how to recognize the challenges of each child, identify the five unexpected traits of exceptional learners, and adjust teaching to meet the needs of all learners.

Tapping the Power of Personalized Learning, ed. , v.

This book presents the groundbreaking results of the Institute's half-decade of research, development, and practice: a simple but powerful model for personalizing students' learning experiences by building their levels of commitment, ownership, and independence.

Project-Based Inquiry Units for Young Children, ed. , v.

Addresses the needs of both library media specialists and teachers in preschool, kindergarten, and primary grades by using stories and nonfiction to promote independent learning in young children.

Argument-Driven Inquiry in Physical Science, ed. , v.

This book discusses the stages of argument-driven inquiry—from question identification, data analysis, and argument development and evaluation to double-blind peer review and report revision, and provides a series of 22 field-tested labs for students.

Flipped Learning for Science Instruction, ed. , v.

In this book, the authors discuss how educators can successfully apply the flipped classroom model to teaching science in the classroom and in the lab, as well as how to teach science employing inquiry-based and project-based learning techniques.

Student Lab Manual for Argument-Driven Inquiry in Physical Science: Lab Investigations for Grades 6-8, ed. , v.

The book provides an introduction to argument-driven inquiry, and includes 22 field-tested labs that cover four core ideas in physical science: matter, motion and forces, energy, and waves. Includes lab details, student handouts, safety information, and materials to guide students through these investigations and help them learn scientific practices.

Inquiring Scientists, Inquiring Readers in Middle School, ed. , v.

This book blends inquiry-based science and literacy instruction to support learning and maximize time, and provides lessons that integrate all aspects of literacy, a learning-cycle framework, and investigations that support current standards and encompass life, physical, and Earth and space sciences. Units include scientific background, common misconceptions, annotated text lists, safety considerations, differentiation strategies, reproducible student pages, and assessments.

Mechanics Lab Investigations for Grades 9-12, ed. , v.

This book describes the Argument-Driven Inquiry (ADI) instructional model and the components of ADI lab investigations, and provides 23 field-tested labs covering a wide variety of topics related to forces and interactions, energy, work, and power.

Student Lab Manual for Argument-Driven Inquiry in Life Science: Lab Investigations for Grades 6-8, ed. , v.

This book includes 20 field-tested labs that cover molecules and organisms, ecosystems, biological evolution, and heredity, and give students an opportunity to design their own methods, develop models, collect and analyze data, generate arguments, and critique claims and evidence. Includes lab details, student handouts, safety information, and materials to guide your students through these investigations.

Student Lab Manual for Argument-Driven Inquiry in Physics: Mechanics Lab Investigations for Grades 9-12, ed. , v.

This book includes 23 field-tested labs that cover topics related to mechanics, including forces and interactions, energy, work, and power. Labs will help students learn the science practices, crosscutting concepts, and core ideas found in the Next Generation Science Standards, and develop the disciplinary skills outlined in the Common Core State Standards. Provides lab details, safety information, handouts, and materials to guide students through these investigations.

Authentic Learning in the Digital Age, ed. , v.

The author offers insightful answers based on her experience as a classroom teacher at the Science Leadership Academy, a public high school in Philadelphia that offers a rigorous college-prep curriculum and boasts a 99 percent graduation rate. Outlined is a framework for learning structured around five core values: inquiry, research, collaboration, presentation, and reflection.

Student Lab Manual for Argument-Driven Inquiry in Chemistry: Lab Investigations for Grades 9-12, ed. , v.

This book includes 30 field-tested labs that cover a broad range of topics related to chemical reactions and matter’s structure and properties, and give students an opportunity to design their own methods, develop models, collect and analyze data, generate arguments, and critique claims and evidence. Includes lab details, student handouts, safety information, and materials to guide students through these investigations.

Succeeding with Inquiry in Science and Math Classrooms, ed. , v.

Research shows that inquiry-based instruction boosts students’ critical thinking skills and promotes the creative problem solving needed for an energized learning environment. This guide helps hone the necessary skills to plan and implement inquiry-based lessons that engage math and science students.

Better Learning Through Structured Teaching, ed. 2, v.

This publication digs deeper into the hows and whys of the gradual release of responsibility instructional framework. To gradually release responsibility is to equip students with what they need to be engaged and self-directed learners.

Motivating Black Males to Achieve in School & in Life, ed. , v.

Offers advice on what to do about the chronic achievement gap between black males and other student populations. Understand why lack of proficiency in reading, writing, and math among black males is a symptom of deeper problems that are generally ignored.

Lesson Imaging in Math and Science, ed. , v.

Featuring classroom examples, lesson imaging templates, and tips on how to start the process, this book helps teachers anticipate students' ideas and questions and stimulate deeper learning in science, math, engineering, and technology.

The Principal 50, ed. , v.

This book guides motivated school leaders through 50 self-reflection exercises designed to yield a deeper understanding of the meaning behind the work that they do.

Now That's a Good Question! How to Promote Cognitive Rigor Through Classroom Questioning, ed. , v.

This book explores how one of the most fundamental instructional strategies—questioning—can provide the proper scaffolding to deepen student thinking, understanding, and application of knowledge.

Teaching Students to Self-Assess, ed. , v.

This book explains how teachers can use reflection to help students decipher their own learning needs and engage in deep, thought-provoking discourse about progress.

Teaching in Tandem, ed. , v.

This book focuses on creating a successful partnership while co-teaching within a classroom, and examines topics such as organization, engaging students with multiple perspectives, and responding to parental concerns. Provides guidance based on answering questions posed by real co-teachers, and is suitable for principles, teachers, paraprofessionals, and administrators.

Helping Students Make Sense of the World Using Next Generation Science and Engineering Practices, ed. , v.

This book provides understanding and practical examples of the practices presented in A Framework for K–12 Science Education and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), and addresses important questions about how engaging students in science and engineering practices helps improve science education, what the eight practices look like in the classroom, and how educators can engage students in practices to bring the NGSS to life.

How to Design Questions and Tasks to Assess Student Thinking, ed. , v.

This book provides specific guidelines to help educators design targeted questions and tasks that align with new academic standards and assess students’ ability to think at higher levels.

Fighting for Change in Your School, ed. , v.

This book offers guidance to help educators select, implement, and assess effective school- or districtwide initiatives. It is filled with resources like action checklists, principles to guide educators, and in-depth questions and protocols, for engaging in collaborative professional development activities that strengthen teaching and learning practices and improve student achievement.

Partnering with Parents to Ask the Right Questions, ed. , v.

This book presents a strategy for how educators can build effective partnerships with parents—especially those who typically have not been actively involved in their children’s schooling. It includes case studies spanning the K–12 spectrum, and it explores ways to assist struggling students, collaborate on IEPs, use school-based events to engage parents in problem solving, and tap into community resources to work effectively with families of English language learners.

How to Assess Higher-Order Thinking Skills in Your Classroom, ed. , v.

Covers how to develop and use test questions and other assessments that reveal how well students can analyze, reason, solve problems, and think creatively.

Essential Questions, ed. , v.

This book acts as a manual that teaches teachers how to style questions to elicit response from students and to create an engaging environment for the student learners.

Picture-Perfect STEM Lessons, K-2, ed. , v.

This book’s lessons for grades K-2 convey how science, technology, engineering, and mathematics intersect in the real world, using picture books to teach STEM concepts and reading comprehension. Leads students to ask questions, define problems, obtain, evaluate, and communicate information, and formulate arguments. Provides additional student resources, assessments, and connections to science standards and Common Core State Standards for English and mathematics.

Transformative Assessment in Action, ed. , v.

This book examines formative assessment conducted in the classroom and how educators can plan and apply results in the real-world. Provides chapter-specific reflection questions that lay out practical models and guidance for all education levels.

Engaging the Whole Child, ed. , v.

A collection of articles that explore these questions. Do students really want to learn? Can schools and classrooms become joyful? Are there natural links between standard curriculum and what motivates students to learn?.

Differentiated Instruction

Differentiation in Middle and High School, ed. , v.

This book explore how to use differentiated instruction to help students be more successful learners—regardless of background, native language, learning style, motivation, or school savvy.

Leading for DIfferentiation, ed. , v.

This book provides an overview of the reflective thinking and action-oriented steps necessary to launch a system of continuous professional learning, culture building, and program assessment that will allow differentiation to flourish in every classroom.

Assessment and Student Success in a Differentiated Classroom, ed. , v.

This publication takes an in-depth look at assessment and shows how differentiation can improve the process in all grade levels and subject areas.

Leading and Managing a Differentiated Classroom, ed. , v.

A guide that covers everything needed to deal with time, space, materials, groups, and strategies in ways that balance content requirements with multiple pathways for learning. Explains how to lead a class that is differentiated to individual students' needs.

Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom, ed. 3, v.

Provides updates on multiple intelligences theory and its many applications to schools and classrooms. Topics include how to address common criticisms of the MI model and the success of international applications of MI theory.

The Differentiated Classroom, ed. 2, v.

Explains instructional approaches that meet the needs and interests of every student. Includes principles that guide a differentiated classroom; instructional strategies that make it easier to provide multiple learning paths for students; practical ways to give students options about how they learn required curriculum; and steps to get started with differentiation or take it to a higher level.

How to Differentiate Instruction in Academically Diverse Classrooms, ed. 3, v.

This book covers the fundamentals of differentiating instruction for students in an academically diverse classroom and provides additional guidelines and new strategies for how to go about it. It explores what differentiation is and why it is essential, how to set up the flexible and supportive learning environment that promotes success, how to manage a differentiated classroom, and how to plan lessons differentiated by readiness, interest, and learning profile.

A Differentiated Approach to the Common Core, ed. , v.

Combining the goals of the Common Core State Standards with the principles of differentiation, the authors present an eight-step process to help teachers make intellectually rigorous curriculum accessible to a broad range of students. With examples across grade levels and content areas and a checklist for reflection on the steps, this text demonstrates how to meet high expectations with responsive instruction and help students grow as thinkers and problem solvers.

Connecting Teachers, Students, and Standards, ed. , v.

Features a field-tested framework for teaching to ensure inclusion and differentiated instruction are in harmony with standards-based education.

Learning in the Fast Lane, ed. , v.

This book lays out a plan of action that teachers can use to move underperforming students in the right direction and differentiate instruction for all learners -- even those who excel academically.

Classroom Instruction That Works with English Language Learners, ed. 2, v.

Provides instructional strategies that can be applied to ELL students in every grade level. Includes specific steps and guidance for educators that will boost the achievement levels of ELL students and suggestions for helping students develop oral language that leads to improved writing.

Teaching English Language Learners Across the Content Areas, ed. , v.

Provides help to teachers, in every subject area, become expert teachers of English language learners (ELL).

Engaging Minds in English Language Arts Classrooms, ed. , v.

In this book, readers will learn how to use the joyful learning framework to better engage students in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and other elements of language arts learning (ELL).

Co-Planning for Co-Teaching, ed. , v.

This book provides time-saving routines for general and special education teachers that will increase the active roles of co-teacher partners and intensify instruction for students. Co-planning strategies for meeting IEP goals, and tips for eliminating the frustrations and barriers often associated with co-planning, are also presented.

Success with IEPs, ed. , v.

This book explores how the special education teacher and the general education teacher work together to create a student's individualized education plan (IEP) towards each student meeting carefully crafted goals. It addresses five common challenges posed by IEPs: understanding the full scope of the teacher's role, doing critical prep work for IEP meetings, offering modifications and accommodations, contributing to the IEP team, and monitoring student progress.

No School Library Left Behind, ed. , v.

Takes a look at school libraries and offers school librarians tips on how to turn their library into something special. Offers advice on collaborating with faculty, students, and parents.

A Teacher's Guide to Special Education, ed. , v.

This practical reference clarifies what general education teachers need to know about special education law and processes and provides a guide to instructional best practices for the inclusive classroom.

Building on the Strengths of Students with Special Needs, ed. , v.

This book focuses on specific disabilities and inclusive curriculum scenarios for learners in K-12 environments. It offers advice on how to prevent labels from capping student potential and encouragement to help teachers continually improve learner outcomes, and walks teachers through the process of reinforcing, motivating, scaffolding, and planning for instruction that targets learners of all ability levels.

Neurodiversity in the Classroom, ed. , v.

This book focuses on five categories of special needs: learning disabilities, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, autism, intellectual disabilities, and emotional and behavioral disorders.

Inquiring Scientists, Inquiring Readers in Middle School, ed. , v.

This book blends inquiry-based science and literacy instruction to support learning and maximize time, and provides lessons that integrate all aspects of literacy, a learning-cycle framework, and investigations that support current standards and encompass life, physical, and Earth and space sciences. Units include scientific background, common misconceptions, annotated text lists, safety considerations, differentiation strategies, reproducible student pages, and assessments.

How to Reach the Hard to Teach, ed. , v.

This book presents a thoughtful and practical approach to achieving breakthrough success with linguistically and culturally diverse students who struggle in school. Strategies for setting high expectations, providing access to the core curriculum, using assessment to inform instruction, attending to language development—both English and academic, and creating a supportive classroom climate are also discussed.

Motivating Readers in the Middle Grades, ed. , v.

For the middle school teacher/librarian to meet the reading needs of a diverse school population, one in transition between elementary and the high school years. Provides examples of reading motivation programs and recommended, reading lists for hard-to-motivate middle grade students.

How to Create a Culture of Achievement in Your School and Classroom, ed. , v.

This book provides research tools that will help create a culture of achievement, so that your school or classroom is the best it can be. After reading this book, you’ll see why culture makes the difference between a school that enables success for all students and a school that merely houses those students during the school day.

Self-Regulated Learning for Academic Success, ed. , v.

Students who are able to self-regulate are the ones who approach challenges with confidence, plan their learning tactics, maintain focus, work well with peers, monitor their progress, seek help when they need it, and adjust their approach for next time. In this resource, the authors present instructional strategies and specific ideas educators can implement in their classrooms to place all students on the path to positive, empowered learning and greater academic success.

Digital Literacy

Researching in a Digital World, ed. , v.

This book guides the reader through the process and steps of online research. It offers practical ideas and insights to share with students at varying grade levels.

Authentic Learning in the Digital Age, ed. , v.

The author offers insightful answers based on her experience as a classroom teacher at the Science Leadership Academy, a public high school in Philadelphia that offers a rigorous college-prep curriculum and boasts a 99 percent graduation rate. Outlined is a framework for learning structured around five core values: inquiry, research, collaboration, presentation, and reflection.

The Tech-Savvy Administrator, ed. , v.

This book explains how and why leaders should use technology and outlines what should be in every leader’s digital toolkit.

Peer Feedback in the Classroom, ed. , v.

This book explores the role peer feedback plays in learning and teaching. It will help teachers gain an understanding of what meaningful feedback looks like; establish a student-led learning environment that supports risk taking and honest sharing; teach students to be adept peer strategists; develop cooperative student expert groups; and use technology to enhance collaboration, streamline the learning and revision process, and strengthen students' digital citizenship skills.

Digital Content Creation in Schools, ed. , v.

This book emphasizes digital content creation and the use of the CCSS as benchmarks to help you create cutting-edge classroom instruction. The book begins by presenting research on student learning through multimedia and digital content creation. This introduction is followed by outlines of each stage of the practical, easy-to-use Decide, Design, Develop, and Evaluate (DDD-E) model, which is designed specifically for classroom use.

Brain-Based Teaching in the Digital Age, ed. , v.

Covers how digital technology is actually changing students' brains. Learn why this creates new obstacles for teachers, but also opens up potential new pathways for learning.

Achieving Next Generation Literacy, ed. , v.

This book presents a lesson planning approach for the secondary classroom that generates test success as a byproduct of comprehensive literacy learning.

Redefining Literacy for the 21st Century, ed. , v.

A new definition of literacy for the Information Age that can be passed on to learners of all ages. Find suggestions and resources for discovering your own path to promoting literacy in the 21st century.

Creating Digital Video in Your School, ed. , v.

A guide for teachers and media specialists to help students increase their visual literacy, particularly media literacy and information literacy.

Discipline/Behavior

Better Than Carrots or Sticks, ed. , v.

This book provide a practical blueprint for creating a cooperative and respectful classroom climate in which students and teachers work through behavioral issues together.

Managing 21st Century Classrooms, ed. , v.

This book identifies seven of the most prevalent classroom management misconceptions, discusses the tried-but-not-so-true practices that result from them, and offers positive, research-based alternatives that take into account how students learn today.

Causes & Cures in the Classroom, ed. , v.

This publication reveals new neurological research about the root causes of these obstacles and lays out a comprehensive five-step protocol designed to help all educators identify and address common student academic and behavior issues.

Discipline with Dignity, ed. 3, v.

Offers practical solutions that focus on relationship building, curriculum relevance, and academic success. Emphasizes the prevention of problems by helping students to understand each other, work well together, and develop responsibility for their own actions. Also includes intervention strategies for handling common and severe problems in dignified ways.

Teaching with Poverty in Mind, ed. , v.

Covers why and how the effects of poverty have to be addressed in classroom teaching and school and district policy. Topics include what poverty does to children's brains and why students raised in poverty are especially subject to stressors that undermine school behavior and performance.

Adventures With Arthropods, ed. , v.

This book provides teachers with lessons geared to middle school students, which teach everything from anatomy, growth, and behavior to eating preferences and environmental needs of arthropods, and illustrate arthropods’ many essential ecological services, without which global ecosystems would collapse.

Diversity/Multicultural

How to Reach the Hard to Teach, ed. , v.

This book presents a thoughtful and practical approach to achieving breakthrough success with linguistically and culturally diverse students who struggle in school. Strategies for setting high expectations, providing access to the core curriculum, using assessment to inform instruction, attending to language development—both English and academic, and creating a supportive classroom climate are also discussed.

Memory at Work in the Classroom, ed. , v.

This book guides readers through the aspects of human memory most relevant to classroom teachers. Real classroom examples help to develop an understanding of how memory systems play a central role in the learning process, as well as how culture plays a role in memory formation and use.

Minding the Achievement Gap One Classroom at a Time, ed. , v.

This book identifies small, specific adjustments to planning, teaching, and assessment practices that will support more effective learning in every student, every day, and help close the achievement gap on a classroom-by-classroom basis.

Create Success! Unlocking the Potential of Urban Students, ed. , v.

Provides an outline to teaching urban students, placing an emphasis on the active participation of teachers, parents, caregivers, and coaches in each student s success.

Creating the Opportunity to Learn, ed. , v.

Provides help navigating evidence-based methodologies to chart a course toward closing (and eliminating) the academic achievement gap. The authors present a comprehensive view of the achievement gap and advocate for strategies that contribute to the success of all children.

Connecting Teachers, Students, and Standards, ed. , v.

Features a field-tested framework for teaching to ensure inclusion and differentiated instruction are in harmony with standards-based education.

How to Support Struggling Students, ed. , v.

Provides proactive learning support to enable teachers to give students the right kind of assistance and get those who are struggling back on track. Covers the steps of building a plan and provides all the strategies needed to support students before, during, and after instruction.

Meeting Students Where They Live, ed. , v.

Explains what problems are unique to the urban environment, why urban youth is more difficult to motivate, and how to replace ineffective approaches with methods that relate to these students' everyday experiences.

Raising Black Students' Achievement Through Culturally Responsive Teaching, ed. , v.

Covers the instructional, management, and assessment strategies to help teachers be more effective at educating black students.

Motivating Black Males to Achieve in School & in Life, ed. , v.

Offers advice on what to do about the chronic achievement gap between black males and other student populations. Understand why lack of proficiency in reading, writing, and math among black males is a symptom of deeper problems that are generally ignored.

Rethinking Homework, ed. , v.

Covers the debate over whether homework is an essential component of rigorous schooling or a harmful practice. Topics include how to avoid the 'homework trap' and 'seven steps to building better relationships with parents about homework'.

Leading an Inclusive School, ed. , v.

This book is a guide for ensuring that your school provides the federally guaranteed 'least restrictive environment' for students no matter the severity of the challenges they face.

Building Equity, ed. , v.

Introduces a new model to clarify the structural and interpersonal components of an equitable and schooling experience, as well as a survey-based tool to help school and teacher leaders uncover equity-related issues and organize their efforts to better address physical integration, social-emotional engagement, opportunity to learn, instructional excellence, and engaged and inspired learners.

Keeping It Real and Relevant, ed. , v.

This book offers lessons that educators at all levels can apply to teaching, assessing, counseling, and designing interventions for learners from all walks of life. It also offers real-life examples of challenging classroom situations, each with a detailed breakdown of how they were peacefully and non-punitively resolved and strategies for designing learning environments suited to the individual needs of students and reflective of their cultural backgrounds.

Engaging Students with Poverty in Mind, ed. , v.

The purpose of this book is to provide the rationale behind engaging students, generate more ideas, and build the attitudes to succeed with students who live in poverty. This book is a 'no excuses' resource that will get teachers on the path toward making good things happen every single day.

On Poverty and Learning, ed. , v.

This collection of articles brings together fifteen insightful and passionate pieces that will help you better understand how poverty affects learning and what educators can do to make a positive difference for each learner every day.

Teaching with Poverty in Mind, ed. , v.

Covers why and how the effects of poverty have to be addressed in classroom teaching and school and district policy. Topics include what poverty does to children's brains and why students raised in poverty are especially subject to stressors that undermine school behavior and performance.

101 Strategies to Make Academic Vocabulary Stick, ed. , v.

This book is a guide to how to teach the essential, high-frequency words that appear in academic contexts—and reverse the disadvantages of what she calls 'word poverty.' It provides a selection of engaging strategies to help educators across all content areas and grade levels not only teach students a large quantity of words but also ensure that they know these words well.

Turning High-Poverty Schools into High-Performing Schools, ed. , v.

This book provides lessons on what schools do to help students succeed—and how you and your school can adopt the same practices--no matter what socioeconomic climate students live in.

Classroom Instruction That Works with English Language Learners, ed. 2, v.

Provides instructional strategies that can be applied to ELL students in every grade level. Includes specific steps and guidance for educators that will boost the achievement levels of ELL students and suggestions for helping students develop oral language that leads to improved writing.

Teaching English Language Learners Across the Content Areas, ed. , v.

Provides help to teachers, in every subject area, become expert teachers of English language learners (ELL).

Engaging Minds in English Language Arts Classrooms, ed. , v.

In this book, readers will learn how to use the joyful learning framework to better engage students in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and other elements of language arts learning (ELL).

A Teacher's Guide to Special Education, ed. , v.

This practical reference clarifies what general education teachers need to know about special education law and processes and provides a guide to instructional best practices for the inclusive classroom.

Co-Planning for Co-Teaching, ed. , v.

This book provides time-saving routines for general and special education teachers that will increase the active roles of co-teacher partners and intensify instruction for students. Co-planning strategies for meeting IEP goals, and tips for eliminating the frustrations and barriers often associated with co-planning, are also presented.

Success with IEPs, ed. , v.

This book explores how the special education teacher and the general education teacher work together to create a student's individualized education plan (IEP) towards each student meeting carefully crafted goals. It addresses five common challenges posed by IEPs: understanding the full scope of the teacher's role, doing critical prep work for IEP meetings, offering modifications and accommodations, contributing to the IEP team, and monitoring student progress.

Building on the Strengths of Students with Special Needs, ed. , v.

This book focuses on specific disabilities and inclusive curriculum scenarios for learners in K-12 environments. It offers advice on how to prevent labels from capping student potential and encouragement to help teachers continually improve learner outcomes, and walks teachers through the process of reinforcing, motivating, scaffolding, and planning for instruction that targets learners of all ability levels.

Neurodiversity in the Classroom, ed. , v.

This book focuses on five categories of special needs: learning disabilities, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, autism, intellectual disabilities, and emotional and behavioral disorders.

The Formative Five, ed. , v.

For success in school and life, students need more than proficiency in academic subjects and good scores on tests. To truly thrive, students need to develop attributes that aren't typically measured on standardized tests. In this book, educators will learn how to foster the 'Formative Five' success skills that today's students need, including : empathy; self-control; integrity; embracing diversity; and grit.

How to Differentiate Instruction in Academically Diverse Classrooms, ed. 3, v.

This book covers the fundamentals of differentiating instruction for students in an academically diverse classroom and provides additional guidelines and new strategies for how to go about it. It explores what differentiation is and why it is essential, how to set up the flexible and supportive learning environment that promotes success, how to manage a differentiated classroom, and how to plan lessons differentiated by readiness, interest, and learning profile.

Motivating Readers in the Middle Grades, ed. , v.

For the middle school teacher/librarian to meet the reading needs of a diverse school population, one in transition between elementary and the high school years. Provides examples of reading motivation programs and recommended, reading lists for hard-to-motivate middle grade students.

How to Create a Culture of Achievement in Your School and Classroom, ed. , v.

This book provides research tools that will help create a culture of achievement, so that your school or classroom is the best it can be. After reading this book, you’ll see why culture makes the difference between a school that enables success for all students and a school that merely houses those students during the school day.

School Culture Rewired, ed. , v.

This book offers tools, strategies, and advice for defining, assessing, and ultimately transforming your school's culture into one that is positive, forward-looking, and actively working to enrich students’ lives.

Building a Math-Positive Culture, ed. , v.

This book explores the path by which administrative leaders may improve their math programs, offering an overview of what an effective program looks like and examples of actions to take to achieve that goal. It addresses the three components necessary for a successful math program: how to recognize, support, and evaluate effective teachers; the steps to take to move from grand ideas to concrete results; and how to approach obstacles to achieving your goal.

Encouragement in the Classroom, ed. , v.

This text offers practical, classroom-tested strategies, routines, and rituals that teachers can use immediately to defuse the negative effects of stress and create a stimulating and supportive classroom culture. Drawing from positive psychology research, the author explains how fostering humor, mindfulness, resilience, curiosity, and gratitude in the classroom empowers students to learn from their mistakes, celebrate successes, and actively engage in learning.

School Culture Recharged, ed. , v.

This book offers practical advice and strategies that help you build positive energy to reinvigorate your school's culture and staff. It zeroes in on key school improvement efforts, including moving from the culture you have to the culture you want; using the school's culture to improve teaching, job satisfaction, and morale; maximizing the intentions of professional learning communities; and developing organizational habits that can contribute to positive change.

Leading for DIfferentiation, ed. , v.

This book provides an overview of the reflective thinking and action-oriented steps necessary to launch a system of continuous professional learning, culture building, and program assessment that will allow differentiation to flourish in every classroom.

Creating a Culture of Reflective Practice, ed. , v.

This book draws on lessons learned from educators across grade levels, content areas, and district demographics to present a guide to developing a culture of reflective practice in your school. It explores ideas to help gain a clear understanding of role and responsibilities—and those of the teachers—within each stage of the continuum of self-reflection, and uses real-life examples to determine how teacher-leadership activities and strategic coaching can move them forward.

Learning and Leading with Habits of Mind, ed. , v.

Encompasses immediate and practical considerations that promote using the Habits of Mind in classrooms and schools every day. Also, addresses the concern for creating a learning culture that considers the Habits of Mind as central to building a thoughtful community and world.

Read, Write, Lead, ed. , v.

This book offers time-tested advice on how to develop a schoolwide learning culture that leads to more effective reading and writing across the curriculum.

Real Engagement, ed. , v.

This text explains the four keys to real engagement: clarity, context, challenge, and culture. The strategies provided for improving classroom assignments, assessments, and environments will help teachers create learning experiences that are rigorous, meaningful, and rewarding for their students and themselves.

Engaging & Challenging Gifted Students, ed. , v.

This book provides teachers with the information and strategies they need to spot, advocate for, engage, and challenge exceptional learners in their classrooms. It enables them to learn how to recognize the challenges of each child, identify the five unexpected traits of exceptional learners, and adjust teaching to meet the needs of all learners.

Educational Psychology

A Handbook for the Art and Science of Teaching, ed. , v.

An in-depth resource for workshops, professional learning communities, teacher training, and self-help. Topics include how to establish good classroom management and effective relationships with students.

Learning and Leading with Habits of Mind, ed. , v.

Encompasses immediate and practical considerations that promote using the Habits of Mind in classrooms and schools every day. Also, addresses the concern for creating a learning culture that considers the Habits of Mind as central to building a thoughtful community and world.

What Makes a World-Class School and How We Can Get There, ed. , v.

This book explores how the gap in measures of achievement between students in the United States and those in other countries can be reduced. It provides analysis of recent international assessment results, in-depth profiles of high-achieving education systems around the globe, strategies for aligning successful educational approaches from international systems to U.S. schools, and transformative ideas for cultivating a truly world-class system of schooling.

ELL/ESL

Classroom Instruction That Works with English Language Learners, ed. 2, v.

Provides instructional strategies that can be applied to ELL students in every grade level. Includes specific steps and guidance for educators that will boost the achievement levels of ELL students and suggestions for helping students develop oral language that leads to improved writing.

Reaching Out to Latino Families of English Language Learners, ed. , v.

This books provides guidance and resources to help teachers communicate and collaborate with the families of Latino English Language Learners (ELLs). Practical tips and tools, including reproducible form letters in English and Spanish, are provided to help teachers solicit valuable information about students from their families, extend families’ knowledge of how U.S. schools operate, and provide families with ideas for helping students with their schoolwork at home.

Teaching English Language Learners Across the Content Areas, ed. , v.

Provides help to teachers, in every subject area, become expert teachers of English language learners (ELL).

The Language-Rich Classroom, ed. , v.

Provides a framework to help all English Language Learners (ELLs) reach their full potential. Topics include content reading strategies that help ELLs overcome the challenges of academic reading.

Content-Area Conversations, ed. , v.

Focuses on the importance of talk in classrooms. Presents core ideas from linguistics that call attention to roles and what lies behind these roles in terms of representation. Provides ways to help learners gain a curiosity and fascination with language.

Assessing Multilingual Learners, ed. , v.

This book addresses the needs of multilingual students who enter a new school and have to learn to adapt to a new country and a new language—and they must be assessed along with their peers. It presents the story of Ana, a newcomer to the United States and its school system and, in a month-by-month format, reveals how assessment affects students, teachers, families, and school leaders. It shows teachers how to collect, analyze, and act upon data about multilingual learners.

Engaging Language Learners through Technology Integration, ed. , v.

This reference work provides empirical studies on theoretical issues and outcomes in regards to the integration of innovative technology into language teaching and learning. It discusses empirical findings and innovative research using software and applications that engage learners and promote successful learning.

Differentiation in Middle and High School, ed. , v.

This book explore how to use differentiated instruction to help students be more successful learners—regardless of background, native language, learning style, motivation, or school savvy.

Experimental Methods

The Highly Effective Teacher, ed. , v.

In this book, the author introduces the Teacher Intentionality Practice Scale (TIPS), a framework for both supporting and measuring effective teaching. Taken together, the framework's seven TIPs provide a research-based, classroom-tested guide to help teachers create coherent, connected lessons.

17,000 Classroom Visits Can’t Be Wrong, ed. , v.

This text will help teachers transition from simply planning instruction to designing high-quality student work. The authors share stories of successful practice and practical tools ready for immediate classroom application, and also provide opportunities for reflection and closure designed to help teachers consider (or reconsider) their current beliefs and practices.

Learning in the Fast Lane, ed. , v.

This book lays out a plan of action that teachers can use to move underperforming students in the right direction and differentiate instruction for all learners -- even those who excel academically.

Essential Questions, ed. , v.

This book acts as a manual that teaches teachers how to style questions to elicit response from students and to create an engaging environment for the student learners.

Classroom Instruction that Works, ed. 2, v.

This book draws on the research and developments of the following decade to reanalyze and reevaluate the teaching strategies that have the most positive effect on student learning.

The Best Class You Never Taught, ed. , v.

This book provides a step-by-step guide for the implementation of Spider Web Discussion, covering everything from introducing the technique to creating rubrics for discussion self-assessment to the nuts and bolts of charting the conversations and using the data collected for formative assessment.

Reaching Every Reader, ed. 2, v.

Offers ways to plan cooperative lessons and techniques for storytelling with simple props, puppeteering. Includes plans, games, chants and songs, creative dramatics, and virtual field trips.

Flipped Classroom

Solving the Homework Problem by Flipping the Learning, ed. , v.

This book outlines why traditional homework causes dread and frustration for students; how flipped learning—completing the harder or more analytical aspects of learning in class as opposed to having students do it on their own—improves student learning; and how teachers can create flipped assignments that both engage students and advance student learning.

Flipped Learning for Science Instruction, ed. , v.

In this book, the authors discuss how educators can successfully apply the flipped classroom model to teaching science in the classroom and in the lab, as well as how to teach science employing inquiry-based and project-based learning techniques.

Game-based Learning

Level Up Your Classroom, ed. , v.

This book shines a spotlight on gamification, an instructional approach that’s revolutionizing K–12 education. Students build knowledge through experimentation and then apply what they’ve learned to fuel further exploration at higher levels of understanding.

Ensuring Effective Instruction, ed. , v.

This publication addresses the questions of how teachers can collect and use strategic information to up their game and of how districts can better support teaching talent.

Reaching Every Reader, ed. 2, v.

Offers ways to plan cooperative lessons and techniques for storytelling with simple props, puppeteering. Includes plans, games, chants and songs, creative dramatics, and virtual field trips.

Unpacking Fractions, ed. , v.

This book provides teachers with concrete strategies for achieving the worthy goal of 'algebra for all' that will not be possible until 'fractions for all' is a reality. It offers three fundamental reasons why it's imperative for us to take a closer look at how we teach fractions: fractions play a key role in students' feelings about mathematics; fractions are fundamental to school math and daily life; and fractions are foundational to success in algebra.

Independent Learning

Teaching Students to Self-Assess, ed. , v.

This book explains how teachers can use reflection to help students decipher their own learning needs and engage in deep, thought-provoking discourse about progress.

Real Engagement, ed. , v.

This text explains the four keys to real engagement: clarity, context, challenge, and culture. The strategies provided for improving classroom assignments, assessments, and environments will help teachers create learning experiences that are rigorous, meaningful, and rewarding for their students and themselves.

Teaching the Core Skills of Listening & Speaking, ed. , v.

This book presents an approach aligned to the six Common Core anchor standards for speaking and listening, and is focused on preparing students for 21st century communication inside and beyond the classroom.

Student-Led Discussions, ed. , v.

In addition to providing a discussion framework that requires students to think deeply and communicate effectively, this text includes advice for teachers on how to cultivate and evaluate effective student-led discussions about literary and informational material; establish core instructional elements that students need in order to engage in rich discussions about content; and understand their role as teacher when students are leading their own discussions.

Sparking Student Creativity, ed. , v.

This book explores and explains research related to creativity and its relevance in today’s standards-based, critical thinking-focused classroom.

Self-Regulated Learning for Academic Success, ed. , v.

Students who are able to self-regulate are the ones who approach challenges with confidence, plan their learning tactics, maintain focus, work well with peers, monitor their progress, seek help when they need it, and adjust their approach for next time. In this resource, the authors present instructional strategies and specific ideas educators can implement in their classrooms to place all students on the path to positive, empowered learning and greater academic success.

Better Learning Through Structured Teaching, ed. 2, v.

This publication digs deeper into the hows and whys of the gradual release of responsibility instructional framework. To gradually release responsibility is to equip students with what they need to be engaged and self-directed learners.

Role Reversal, ed. , v.

In this book, the author introduces and outlines the Results Only Learning Environment, a place that embraces the final result of learning rather than the traditional methods for arriving at that result. Learn how your students can take charge of their own achievement in an enjoyable, project-based, workshop setting that challenges them with real-world learning scenarios.

Guided Instruction, ed. , v.

Covers how to use a combination of questions, prompts, cues, direct explanations, and modeling to guide students' learning and build their understanding.

Peer Feedback in the Classroom, ed. , v.

This book explores the role peer feedback plays in learning and teaching. It will help teachers gain an understanding of what meaningful feedback looks like; establish a student-led learning environment that supports risk taking and honest sharing; teach students to be adept peer strategists; develop cooperative student expert groups; and use technology to enhance collaboration, streamline the learning and revision process, and strengthen students' digital citizenship skills.

Teaching in the Fast Lane, ed. , v.

This book details how to design, manage, and maintain an active classroom that balances autonomy and structure. It offers student-centered strategies on sorting, station teaching, and cooperative learning that will help teachers build on students' intellectual curiosity, self-efficacy, and sense of purpose.

Total Participation Techniques, ed. 2, v.

This book provides detailed descriptions of the Total Participation Techniques (TPTs) with step-by-step instructions and includes new techniques to engage K–12 students in active learning as well as ways to adapt and personalize the techniques to fit your context and content. Techniques are presented in four parts: overview, implementation instructions, student participation, and classroom personalization, with real-world examples and toolkits for all levels of learning.

Project-Based Inquiry Units for Young Children, ed. , v.

Addresses the needs of both library media specialists and teachers in preschool, kindergarten, and primary grades by using stories and nonfiction to promote independent learning in young children.

Teaching with Tablets, ed. , v.

This publication helps educators use tablets for modeling, guided instruction, collaborative learning, independent learning, and formative assessment.

Tapping the Power of Personalized Learning, ed. , v.

This book presents the groundbreaking results of the Institute's half-decade of research, development, and practice: a simple but powerful model for personalizing students' learning experiences by building their levels of commitment, ownership, and independence.

Lesson Planning

Starting School Right, ed. , v.

This book is packed with ideas for both new and veteran teachers of K-8 students, covering a variety of topics that are especially relevant to the first week of school. It provides critical information that includes arranging and navigating the classroom, setting basic expectations, communicating routines, and understanding your students' needs. You'll gain new insights for the first week of school and for a successful year for students, parents, and teachers.

Solving 25 Problems in Unit Design, ed. , v.

In this book, the authors identify and describe the 25 most common problems in curriculum unit design and recommend how to fix them—and avoid them when planning new units.

Complex Text Decoded, ed. , v.

This work presents strategies, activities, and assessments that target students’ ability to comprehend complex text, both traditional written text or multimedia formats. It covers the essential elements of unit design and models for lesson planning; instruction for teaching vocabulary; questioning techniques; strategies and activities designed for teaching complex text; and how to measure text complexity and select appropriate texts that are aligned with curricular goals.

Ditch the Daily Lesson Plan, ed. , v.

This book shows teachers how they can free themselves from rigid and ineffective busywork by replacing lesson plans with learning journeys that are guided by the students’ abilities, interests, and skill levels rather than by pre-selected checklists of day-to-day benchmarks.

Time to Teach, ed. , v.

This text provides more than a dozen strategies for teachers to break down tasks into doable pieces, touch each paper or e-mail communication only once, learn when to say no, and use time-management apps to zip through reams of paperwork. Using these strategies, teachers will be able to drastically reduce the time spent planning lessons, assessing students, keeping records, and communicating with parents.

The 5-Minute Teacher, ed. , v.

This publication shares real anecdotes and practical strategies that help educators transform any learning environment into a classroom where students can quickly tap their own initiative, draw from resources, and get help from their peers to learn new content.

Learning Targets, ed. , v.

This book situates learning targets in a theory of action that students, teachers, principals, and central-office administrators can use to unify their efforts to raise student achievement and create a culture of evidence-based, results-oriented practice.

How to Plan Rigorous Instruction, ed. , v.

Covers the step by step process of what great teachers do to set a learning destination that's worth working toward and ensure that the path students take to get there will help them pass the big tests and become engaged learners, effective problem solvers, and critical thinkers.

The Understanding by Design Guide to Creating High-Quality Units, ed. , v.

This book focuses on the basic concepts behind the Understanding by Design approach used by educators to create classroom curriculum that focus on students' understanding of important ideas and working backwards from there. Contains eight modules that are based on a typical workshop presentation, which can also be studied out of sequence, intended for K-16 educators.

Productive Group Work, ed. , v.

Explains how to create the right circumstances for group learning so that students build on one another's understanding and end up knowing more than they would have working alone.

Facilities Planning for School Library Media and Technology Centers, ed. 2, v.

Offers technological and practical information needed to make a functional, enduring, and accommodating library for the future.

Common Core Standards for Elementary Grades K–2 Math & English Language Arts, ed. , v.

This guide presents an overall guide to the standards, covering their implications for planning, teaching, and learning.

Professional Development That Sticks, ed. , v.

This book provides a framework for developing professional learning experiences that spark and maintain teacher motivation and lead to real changes in practice. It makes the case for a better approach—one that melds traditional PD structures with personalized learning. The author's three-stage professional development for learning (PDL) process covers critical aspects of planning, providing, and following up.

Achieving Next Generation Literacy, ed. , v.

This book presents a lesson planning approach for the secondary classroom that generates test success as a byproduct of comprehensive literacy learning.

Minding the Achievement Gap One Classroom at a Time, ed. , v.

This book identifies small, specific adjustments to planning, teaching, and assessment practices that will support more effective learning in every student, every day, and help close the achievement gap on a classroom-by-classroom basis.

Co-Planning for Co-Teaching, ed. , v.

This book provides time-saving routines for general and special education teachers that will increase the active roles of co-teacher partners and intensify instruction for students. Co-planning strategies for meeting IEP goals, and tips for eliminating the frustrations and barriers often associated with co-planning, are also presented.

Engaging Minds in the Classroom, ed. , v.

In this book, the authors share what they have discovered about planning lessons that engage students and enable them to truly enjoy learning. It outlines key findings from research on motivation and engagement and offers real-life teaching examples from various grades.

The Standards-Based Integrated Library: A Collaborative Approach for Aligning the Library Program with the Classroom Curriculum, ed. 2, v.

A handbook that describes a specific collaborative process for library media specialist and classroom teacher to use in planning teaching units. Written for K-12 educators. Also provides suggested book lists, web sites, and professional resources.

Real-World Projects, ed. , v.

In this book, teachers will learn why students need to be able to identify and solve authentic, project-worthy problems in their own communities and beyond; how to connect with real-world experts, allies, and audiences; and what practical, field-tested strategies are essential for planning, assessing, and using technology to support successful projects.

Leading Change in Your School, ed. , v.

Explains how teachers and administrators can make sure change efforts lead to better results. Topics include effective planning models for change that include highly focused goals and action plans.

17,000 Classroom Visits Can’t Be Wrong, ed. , v.

This text will help teachers transition from simply planning instruction to designing high-quality student work. The authors share stories of successful practice and practical tools ready for immediate classroom application, and also provide opportunities for reflection and closure designed to help teachers consider (or reconsider) their current beliefs and practices.

Building on the Strengths of Students with Special Needs, ed. , v.

This book focuses on specific disabilities and inclusive curriculum scenarios for learners in K-12 environments. It offers advice on how to prevent labels from capping student potential and encouragement to help teachers continually improve learner outcomes, and walks teachers through the process of reinforcing, motivating, scaffolding, and planning for instruction that targets learners of all ability levels.

Project-Based Inquiry Units for Young Children, ed. , v.

Addresses the needs of both library media specialists and teachers in preschool, kindergarten, and primary grades by using stories and nonfiction to promote independent learning in young children.

Collaborating to Meet Standards: Teacher/Librarian Partnerships for 7-12, ed. , v.

A handbook on collaborative teaching methods for grades 7-12. Discusses concept of collaboration, its benefits, variations in practice, presents a template for use. Includes collaborative teaching units for grades 7-12.

Inquiring Scientists, Inquiring Readers in Middle School, ed. , v.

This book blends inquiry-based science and literacy instruction to support learning and maximize time, and provides lessons that integrate all aspects of literacy, a learning-cycle framework, and investigations that support current standards and encompass life, physical, and Earth and space sciences. Units include scientific background, common misconceptions, annotated text lists, safety considerations, differentiation strategies, reproducible student pages, and assessments.

Collaborating to Meet Standards: Teacher/Librarian Partnerships for K-6, ed. , v.

A handbook on collaborative teaching methods for grades K-6. Discusses concept of collaboration, its benefits, variations in practice, presents a template for use. Includes collaborative teaching units for grades K-6.

Ensuring High-Quality Curriculum, ed. , v.

This guide offers advice and real-life examples from elementary and secondary units of study across a variety of content areas and standards, as well as field-tested rubrics, protocols, and other tools. It also provides criteria for evaluating each component of a curriculum and end-of-chapter checklists to help ensure that criteria are met.

The Understanding by Design Guide to Advanced Concepts in Creating and Reviewing Units, ed. , v.

This guide offers instructional modules on how to refine units created using Understanding by Design (UbD) and how to effectively review the units using self-assessment and peer review, along with observation and supervision.

A Handbook for the Art and Science of Teaching, ed. , v.

An in-depth resource for workshops, professional learning communities, teacher training, and self-help. Topics include how to establish good classroom management and effective relationships with students.

Literacy

On Developing Readers, ed. , v.

This collection of articles covers what research says about the teaching of both reading and reading comprehension—from teaching phonics to improving fluency to tackling complex texts. It offers strategies for teaching informational texts as well as fiction. Most important, it also addresses how to inspire the love of reading.

Achieving Next Generation Literacy, ed. , v.

This book presents a lesson planning approach for the secondary classroom that generates test success as a byproduct of comprehensive literacy learning.

Literacy Unleashed, ed. , v.

This book explains why ensuring high-quality reading instruction is one of school leaders’ most important jobs and introduce their Literacy Classroom Visit (LCV) Model. Meticulously researched and refined through years of application in the field, the LCV Model enables administrators to evaluate and improve literacy instruction in their school or district.

Engaging Minds in English Language Arts Classrooms, ed. , v.

In this book, readers will learn how to use the joyful learning framework to better engage students in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and other elements of language arts learning (ELL).

Vocab Rehab, ed. , v.

This book explains a new and effective approach to teaching vocabulary that calls for exploration, discovery, and playing with words. Ten-minute exercises include advice on how to focus short lessons so that students are fully engaged, teaching tips that help ensure new words stick, and a varied selection of novel strategies for teaching new words to students.

Read, Write, Lead, ed. , v.

This book offers time-tested advice on how to develop a schoolwide learning culture that leads to more effective reading and writing across the curriculum.

Total Literacy Techniques, ed. , v.

This book provides 3rd through 12th grade teachers with more than 50 teacher-tested tools and techniques for helping their students read independently and critically. It offers practical and effective ways for teachers to help students develop the critical reading habits that open up new ways of understanding and contributing to their worlds.

Teaching Reading in the Content Areas, ed. 3, v.

This book seeks to help educators understand how to teach reading in their respective disciplines, choose the best reading strategies from the vast array available, and positively influence student learning.

A Teacher's Guide to Multisensory Learning, ed. , v.

Shows teachers how to engage students through hands-on, visual, auditory, and olfactory stimuli and link the activities to relevant academic objectives. Provides classroom examples of how teachers use multisensory learning techniques to help students interact with material more intensely and retain what they learn for longer periods of time.

Teaching the Brain to Read, ed. , v.

Provides educators with an understanding of how the brain processes language, emotion, and other stimuli. Includes brain research compatible techniques that help to increase students' motivation to read.

101 Strategies to Make Academic Vocabulary Stick, ed. , v.

This book is a guide to how to teach the essential, high-frequency words that appear in academic contexts—and reverse the disadvantages of what she calls 'word poverty.' It provides a selection of engaging strategies to help educators across all content areas and grade levels not only teach students a large quantity of words but also ensure that they know these words well.

Complex Text Decoded, ed. , v.

This work presents strategies, activities, and assessments that target students’ ability to comprehend complex text, both traditional written text or multimedia formats. It covers the essential elements of unit design and models for lesson planning; instruction for teaching vocabulary; questioning techniques; strategies and activities designed for teaching complex text; and how to measure text complexity and select appropriate texts that are aligned with curricular goals.

Teaching the Critical Vocabulary of the Common Core, ed. , v.

This guide provides a list of critical words students must know to be successful with the Common Core State Standards and any other standardized assessment they encounter.

Once Upon a Time, ed. , v.

Provides librarians and language arts teachers with the information to increase vocabulary development, reading comprehension, and writing and speaking skills in their students, by using fairy tales as examples.

Collaborating for Real Literacy, ed. , v.

An in-depth look at literacy centers, multicultural issues, comprehensive instruction, integration of reading and writing, and assessment.

A Close Look at Close Reading, ed. , v.

This book explains how to teach young learners to be close readers and how to make close reading a habit of practice in the elementary classroom. It explores text complexity and how to determine if a particular text is right for your learning purposes and your students.

Focus, ed. , v.

This book describes a plan for radically improving student learning that is built on three core elements: a focused and coherent curriculum (what we teach); clear, prioritized lessons (how we teach); and purposeful reading and writing, or authentic literacy.

Motivating Black Males to Achieve in School & in Life, ed. , v.

Offers advice on what to do about the chronic achievement gap between black males and other student populations. Understand why lack of proficiency in reading, writing, and math among black males is a symptom of deeper problems that are generally ignored.

Curriculum Connections for Tree House Travelers for Grades K-4, ed. , v.

Focus is on both fiction and non-fiction for teaching expository reading skills and text features which appear on every state's assessment. For school librarians, technology specialists, classroom teachers, and fine arts teachers.

A Close Look at Close Reading, ed. , v.

This book explains how to teach middle and high school students to be close readers, how to make close reading a habit of practice across the content areas, and why doing so will build content knowledge. It explores text complexity and how to determine if a particular text is right for your learning purposes and your students.

Catching Up or Leading the Way, ed. , v.

Describes how schools have to keep pace with a world that is being dramatically transformed by globalization, the 'death of distance,' and digital technology. Topics include expanding the definition of success beyond math and reading test scores and personalize schooling so that every student has an opportunity to learn.

Picture-Perfect STEM Lessons, K-2, ed. , v.

This book’s lessons for grades K-2 convey how science, technology, engineering, and mathematics intersect in the real world, using picture books to teach STEM concepts and reading comprehension. Leads students to ask questions, define problems, obtain, evaluate, and communicate information, and formulate arguments. Provides additional student resources, assessments, and connections to science standards and Common Core State Standards for English and mathematics.

Motivating Readers in the Middle Grades, ed. , v.

For the middle school teacher/librarian to meet the reading needs of a diverse school population, one in transition between elementary and the high school years. Provides examples of reading motivation programs and recommended, reading lists for hard-to-motivate middle grade students.

Picture-Perfect STEM Lessons, 3-5, ed. , v.

This book’s lessons for grades 3-5 convey how science, technology, engineering, and mathematics intersect in the real world, using a variety of books to teach STEM concepts and reading comprehension. Includes ways to plan and carry out investigations, analyze and interpret data, and construct explanations and design solutions; provides additional student resources, assessments, and connections to science standards and Common Core State Standards for English and mathematics.

The Language-Rich Classroom, ed. , v.

Provides a framework to help all English Language Learners (ELLs) reach their full potential. Topics include content reading strategies that help ELLs overcome the challenges of academic reading.

Classroom Instruction That Works with English Language Learners, ed. 2, v.

Provides instructional strategies that can be applied to ELL students in every grade level. Includes specific steps and guidance for educators that will boost the achievement levels of ELL students and suggestions for helping students develop oral language that leads to improved writing.

Better Writing Breakthrough, ed. , v.

The book explores the three interrelated sequences of the field-tested Discourse and Writing Cycle—the Discourse Sequence, the Transition to Writing Sequence, and the Writing Sequence—and includes classroom examples and sample lesson plans from across the content areas of English, social studies, math, and science as a means to focus student thinking, fuel deeper learning, and build complex understanding.

The Power of Extreme Writing, ed. , v.

Offers focused, daily writing sessions that provide students with consistent, long-term engagement, teaching them to be more fluent in their writing. The author outlines this process and also describes what it looks like in the classroom, explains how to assess student work, and highlights several inspirations that motivate students to write.

The Library Media Specialist in the Writing Process, ed. , v.

Explains the writing process, offers collaborative curriculum connections, and includes teacher/librarian collaborative writing lessons.

Math

Making Sense of Math, ed. , v.

This book explores how to turn students into flexible mathematical thinkers and problem solvers. It focuses on the following areas: making sense of math by fostering habits of mind that help students analyze, understand, and adapt to problems; addressing the mathematical building blocks necessary to include in effective math instruction; and turning teaching 'upside down' by shifting how we teach, focusing on discussion and analysis as much as we focus on correct answers.

Building a Math-Positive Culture, ed. , v.

This book explores the path by which administrative leaders may improve their math programs, offering an overview of what an effective program looks like and examples of actions to take to achieve that goal. It addresses the three components necessary for a successful math program: how to recognize, support, and evaluate effective teachers; the steps to take to move from grand ideas to concrete results; and how to approach obstacles to achieving your goal.

Engaging Minds in Science and Math Classrooms, ed. , v.

In this book, readers will learn how to use the joyful learning framework to better engage students in science and mathematics.

Learning to Love Math, ed. , v.

Explains how negative attitudes toward math get established in the brain and what teachers can do to turn those attitudes around.

Visible Thinking in the K-8 Mathematics Classroom, ed. , v.

Contains numerous grade-specific sample problems and instructional strategies for teaching essential concepts such as number sense, fractions, and estimation.

Unpacking Fractions, ed. , v.

This book provides teachers with concrete strategies for achieving the worthy goal of 'algebra for all' that will not be possible until 'fractions for all' is a reality. It offers three fundamental reasons why it's imperative for us to take a closer look at how we teach fractions: fractions play a key role in students' feelings about mathematics; fractions are fundamental to school math and daily life; and fractions are foundational to success in algebra.

Engineering Essentials for STEM Instruction, ed. , v.

This practical introduction to engineering for elementary through high school teachers teaches how to create effective engineering-infused lessons that break down the barriers between science, math, and technology instruction. It highlights engineering's connection to 21st century skills and college and career readiness, addresses the Next Generation Science Standards, and walks through each step of the simple but powerful engineering design process.

Lesson Imaging in Math and Science, ed. , v.

Featuring classroom examples, lesson imaging templates, and tips on how to start the process, this book helps teachers anticipate students' ideas and questions and stimulate deeper learning in science, math, engineering, and technology.

New Teachers

Retaining New Teachers, ed. , v.

This book describes four broad supports crucial to helping early-career teachers succeed and stay in the profession: comprehensive induction programs, supportive administrators, skilled mentors, and helpful colleagues. It offers practical, research-based strategies to help leaders provide these supports and create a culture of collaboration across the school.

Stress-Busting Strategies for Teachers, ed. , v.

This text offers simple, proven tactics to help manage the stresses of being a classroom teacher. Tactics discussed include employing healthy practices that positively affect mindset; identifying and using one’s ideal professional pace; exploiting intrinsic preferences for how to get work done; and making food and exercise choices that will better fuel the mind and body.

Where Great Teaching Begins, ed. , v.

This book is a step-by-step walk through the behind-the-scenes intellectual work necessary to make instruction truly effective and help students learn deeply and meaningfully. Intended to assist teachers in learning how to translate standards into objectives, use objectives for the basis of assessment, develop learning objectives that incorporate targeted content and thinking skills, and pull objectives, assessments, and learning activities into teaching plans for learning.

Never Work Harder Than Your Students & Other Principles of Great Teaching, ed. , v.

A guide that helps teachers develop a more fluid and automatic way to respond to students and deliver great teaching experiences.

The New Teacher's Companion, ed. , v.

A guide intended to assist new teachers during the first days, weeks, and months of the first year of teaching, to ensure that they are ready for the challenges of the job, equipped with the background knowledge and support they will need for many years to come.

Discipline with Dignity, ed. 3, v.

Offers practical solutions that focus on relationship building, curriculum relevance, and academic success. Emphasizes the prevention of problems by helping students to understand each other, work well together, and develop responsibility for their own actions. Also includes intervention strategies for handling common and severe problems in dignified ways.

Parent/Community Involvement

Starting School Right, ed. , v.

This book is packed with ideas for both new and veteran teachers of K-8 students, covering a variety of topics that are especially relevant to the first week of school. It provides critical information that includes arranging and navigating the classroom, setting basic expectations, communicating routines, and understanding your students' needs. You'll gain new insights for the first week of school and for a successful year for students, parents, and teachers.

Everyday Engagement, ed. , v.

This book focuses on the potentially overwhelming, sometimes puzzling, often delicate work of engaging both students and parents in the pursuit of learning and achievement.

Partnering with Parents to Ask the Right Questions, ed. , v.

This book presents a strategy for how educators can build effective partnerships with parents—especially those who typically have not been actively involved in their children’s schooling. It includes case studies spanning the K–12 spectrum, and it explores ways to assist struggling students, collaborate on IEPs, use school-based events to engage parents in problem solving, and tap into community resources to work effectively with families of English language learners.

Rethinking Homework, ed. , v.

Covers the debate over whether homework is an essential component of rigorous schooling or a harmful practice. Topics include how to avoid the 'homework trap' and 'seven steps to building better relationships with parents about homework'.

PBL

Setting the Standard for Project Based Learning, ed. , v.

This book take readers through the step-by-step process of how to create, implement, and assess project based learning (PBL) using a classroom-tested framework. Also included are chapters for school leaders on implementing PBL system wide and the use of PBL in informal settings.

Problem-Based Learning in the Earth and Space Science Classroom, K-12, ed. , v.

The 14 lessons in this book cover concepts such as motion, energy, and magnetism in true-to-life contexts, and offers a comprehensive description of why, how, and when to implement problem-based learning (PBL) in your curriculum.

Succeeding with Inquiry in Science and Math Classrooms, ed. , v.

Research shows that inquiry-based instruction boosts students’ critical thinking skills and promotes the creative problem solving needed for an energized learning environment. This guide helps hone the necessary skills to plan and implement inquiry-based lessons that engage math and science students.

Project-Based Inquiry Units for Young Children, ed. , v.

Addresses the needs of both library media specialists and teachers in preschool, kindergarten, and primary grades by using stories and nonfiction to promote independent learning in young children.

Role Reversal, ed. , v.

In this book, the author introduces and outlines the Results Only Learning Environment, a place that embraces the final result of learning rather than the traditional methods for arriving at that result. Learn how your students can take charge of their own achievement in an enjoyable, project-based, workshop setting that challenges them with real-world learning scenarios.

Flipped Learning for Science Instruction, ed. , v.

In this book, the authors discuss how educators can successfully apply the flipped classroom model to teaching science in the classroom and in the lab, as well as how to teach science employing inquiry-based and project-based learning techniques.

Collaborating for Project-Based Learning in Grades 9-12, ed. , v.

Covers both theory and practice in active collaboration to bring authentic examples of the school media specialist's leadership role in school improvement to high school students.

Solving the Homework Problem by Flipping the Learning, ed. , v.

This book outlines why traditional homework causes dread and frustration for students; how flipped learning—completing the harder or more analytical aspects of learning in class as opposed to having students do it on their own—improves student learning; and how teachers can create flipped assignments that both engage students and advance student learning.

PLCs

Strengthening and Enriching Your Professional Learning Community, ed. , v.

Explains how to use the Process Learning Circle method to ensure your PLC advances the type of teacher learning that is essential to improving student achievement.

Collaborative Teams That Transform Schools, ed. , v.

In this guide, educators explore research-based steps and strategies they can use to increase the effectiveness of collaborative teams and enhance PLCs.

Protocols for Professional Learning, ed. , v.

Provides different protocols for facilitating PLC conversations and activities used to to examine student work, explore instructional practice, address problems, or engage your colleagues in discussion.

Collaborative Common Assessments, ed. , v.

This book explores the practical steps that teacher teams must take to establish clear, comprehensive assessment systems, and discover how to continually improve results. It provides case studies of schools that have effectively implemented collaborative common assessment systems, and an overview of the phases in the collaborative common assessment process and the benefits of engaging in this process.

How Teachers Turn Data Into Action, ed. , v.

This book is a relevant, hands-on resource that will help teacher teams—particularly those new to evidence-based instructional decision making—untangle thorny instructional challenges, improve classroom practice, and, ultimately, achieve results.

PBIS

Encouragement in the Classroom, ed. , v.

This text offers practical, classroom-tested strategies, routines, and rituals that teachers can use immediately to defuse the negative effects of stress and create a stimulating and supportive classroom culture. Drawing from positive psychology research, the author explains how fostering humor, mindfulness, resilience, curiosity, and gratitude in the classroom empowers students to learn from their mistakes, celebrate successes, and actively engage in learning.

Enhancing RTI, ed. , v.

Provides a strengthened model of RTI (Response to Intervention) that emphasizes formative assessment and refining core instructions rather than relying only on multiple layers of intervention.

What Every School Leader Needs to Know About RTI, ed. , v.

Covers the Response to Intervention (RTI) approach to help teachers through the steps of setting up multiple assessments, analyzing performance data, and responding to learning problems.

Supporting the Whole Child, ed. , v.

Focuses on supporting students by differentiating instruction, using scaffolds and interventions, being inclusive and positive, and responding to 21st century learning challenges.

Self-Regulated Learning for Academic Success, ed. , v.

Students who are able to self-regulate are the ones who approach challenges with confidence, plan their learning tactics, maintain focus, work well with peers, monitor their progress, seek help when they need it, and adjust their approach for next time. In this resource, the authors present instructional strategies and specific ideas educators can implement in their classrooms to place all students on the path to positive, empowered learning and greater academic success.

Affirmative Classroom Management, ed. , v.

This publication offers clear and positive strategies that empower teachers and administrators to develop effective rules and consequences.

Poverty

On Poverty and Learning, ed. , v.

This collection of articles brings together fifteen insightful and passionate pieces that will help you better understand how poverty affects learning and what educators can do to make a positive difference for each learner every day.

Engaging Students with Poverty in Mind, ed. , v.

The purpose of this book is to provide the rationale behind engaging students, generate more ideas, and build the attitudes to succeed with students who live in poverty. This book is a 'no excuses' resource that will get teachers on the path toward making good things happen every single day.

Turning High-Poverty Schools into High-Performing Schools, ed. , v.

This book provides lessons on what schools do to help students succeed—and how you and your school can adopt the same practices--no matter what socioeconomic climate students live in.

Teaching with Poverty in Mind, ed. , v.

Covers why and how the effects of poverty have to be addressed in classroom teaching and school and district policy. Topics include what poverty does to children's brains and why students raised in poverty are especially subject to stressors that undermine school behavior and performance.

RTI

Enhancing RTI, ed. , v.

Provides a strengthened model of RTI (Response to Intervention) that emphasizes formative assessment and refining core instructions rather than relying only on multiple layers of intervention.

What Every School Leader Needs to Know About RTI, ed. , v.

Covers the Response to Intervention (RTI) approach to help teachers through the steps of setting up multiple assessments, analyzing performance data, and responding to learning problems.

Safety

Handling Student Frustrations, ed. , v.

The authors draw on years of teaching experience to propose the APA (Acknowledge, Process, Act) method, which encourages students to recognize emotions and also motivates them to implement proactive solutions rather than let negative emotions sabotage their academic goals. Included are several grade-appropriate classroom scenarios and relevant strategies that will help teachers create more peaceful, respectful, and productive learning environments.

Keeping the Whole Child Healthy and Safe, ed. , v.

Explores what it means to foster health and safety for students by offering a look at the issues from many angles, addressing both physical and mental health and safety.

School Climate Change, ed. , v.

This book explains the most important aspects of school climate and how we can make positive changes in our schools. It discusses how to engage students and school stakeholders; how to empower staff and students and foster autonomy so people take ownership of their ideas and the learning process; how to promote inclusivity and equity throughout the school; and how to create a welcoming, cooperative, and safe school environment that nurtures students’ social-emotional needs.

Teaching with Books That Heal, ed. , v.

Contains resources related to classroom situations like bullying, peer acceptance, peer pressure, and being different as well as family situations such as death, divorce, adoption, and sibling rivalry.

Teaching to Strengths, ed. , v.

This book outlines a comprehensive, collaborative approach to teaching that focuses on students' strengths and resiliency. It encourages educators to embrace teaching and school-wide practices that support and enhance the academic and social-emotional development of students living with trauma, violence, and chronic stress.

Fostering Resilient Learners, ed. , v.

This book explores an urgent and growing issue—childhood trauma—and its profound effect on learning and teaching. It can help educators cultivate a trauma-sensitive learning environment for students across all content areas, grade levels, and educational settings.

Managing 21st Century Classrooms, ed. , v.

This book identifies seven of the most prevalent classroom management misconceptions, discusses the tried-but-not-so-true practices that result from them, and offers positive, research-based alternatives that take into account how students learn today.

Causes & Cures in the Classroom, ed. , v.

This publication reveals new neurological research about the root causes of these obstacles and lays out a comprehensive five-step protocol designed to help all educators identify and address common student academic and behavior issues.

Teaching with Poverty in Mind, ed. , v.

Covers why and how the effects of poverty have to be addressed in classroom teaching and school and district policy. Topics include what poverty does to children's brains and why students raised in poverty are especially subject to stressors that undermine school behavior and performance.

School Culture

Bold Moves for Schools, ed. , v.

This book proposes a new approach to pedagogy as the basis for the bold moves teachers and leaders need to make to engage all learners and prepare them for now and into the future. The authors examine every aspect of K-12 education, including teacher roles, curriculum, instruction, and assessment, as well as the physical and virtual learning spaces that engage 21st century teachers and learners.

School Culture Recharged, ed. , v.

This book offers practical advice and strategies that help you build positive energy to reinvigorate your school's culture and staff. It zeroes in on key school improvement efforts, including moving from the culture you have to the culture you want; using the school's culture to improve teaching, job satisfaction, and morale; maximizing the intentions of professional learning communities; and developing organizational habits that can contribute to positive change.

School Culture Rewired, ed. , v.

This book offers tools, strategies, and advice for defining, assessing, and ultimately transforming your school's culture into one that is positive, forward-looking, and actively working to enrich students’ lives.

School Climate Change, ed. , v.

This book explains the most important aspects of school climate and how we can make positive changes in our schools. It discusses how to engage students and school stakeholders; how to empower staff and students and foster autonomy so people take ownership of their ideas and the learning process; how to promote inclusivity and equity throughout the school; and how to create a welcoming, cooperative, and safe school environment that nurtures students’ social-emotional needs.

How to Create a Culture of Achievement in Your School and Classroom, ed. , v.

This book provides research tools that will help create a culture of achievement, so that your school or classroom is the best it can be. After reading this book, you’ll see why culture makes the difference between a school that enables success for all students and a school that merely houses those students during the school day.

Building a Math-Positive Culture, ed. , v.

This book explores the path by which administrative leaders may improve their math programs, offering an overview of what an effective program looks like and examples of actions to take to achieve that goal. It addresses the three components necessary for a successful math program: how to recognize, support, and evaluate effective teachers; the steps to take to move from grand ideas to concrete results; and how to approach obstacles to achieving your goal.

Encouragement in the Classroom, ed. , v.

This text offers practical, classroom-tested strategies, routines, and rituals that teachers can use immediately to defuse the negative effects of stress and create a stimulating and supportive classroom culture. Drawing from positive psychology research, the author explains how fostering humor, mindfulness, resilience, curiosity, and gratitude in the classroom empowers students to learn from their mistakes, celebrate successes, and actively engage in learning.

Igniting Teacher Leadership, ed. , v.

This book is written for busy school leaders who want to foster learning and growth not only for students but also for teachers. Effective leadership is vital in creating a culture of collaboration, modeling continuous improvement, and developing enhanced engagement throughout the building.

Creating a STEM Culture for Teaching and Learning, ed. , v.

This book provides readers with various methodologies and practices for implementing a STEM culture within school curriculum.

Creating a Culture of Reflective Practice, ed. , v.

This book draws on lessons learned from educators across grade levels, content areas, and district demographics to present a guide to developing a culture of reflective practice in your school. It explores ideas to help gain a clear understanding of role and responsibilities—and those of the teachers—within each stage of the continuum of self-reflection, and uses real-life examples to determine how teacher-leadership activities and strategic coaching can move them forward.

Learning and Leading with Habits of Mind, ed. , v.

Encompasses immediate and practical considerations that promote using the Habits of Mind in classrooms and schools every day. Also, addresses the concern for creating a learning culture that considers the Habits of Mind as central to building a thoughtful community and world.

Science/STEM

Engineering Essentials for STEM Instruction, ed. , v.

This practical introduction to engineering for elementary through high school teachers teaches how to create effective engineering-infused lessons that break down the barriers between science, math, and technology instruction. It highlights engineering's connection to 21st century skills and college and career readiness, addresses the Next Generation Science Standards, and walks through each step of the simple but powerful engineering design process.

Succeeding with Inquiry in Science and Math Classrooms, ed. , v.

Research shows that inquiry-based instruction boosts students’ critical thinking skills and promotes the creative problem solving needed for an energized learning environment. This guide helps hone the necessary skills to plan and implement inquiry-based lessons that engage math and science students.

Science Learning in the Early Years, ed. , v.

This book provides teachers with 40-plus classroom activities and an understanding of how to use them with young students.

Lesson Imaging in Math and Science, ed. , v.

Featuring classroom examples, lesson imaging templates, and tips on how to start the process, this book helps teachers anticipate students' ideas and questions and stimulate deeper learning in science, math, engineering, and technology.

STEM Leadership, ed. , v.

This text shows K-12 school leaders how to support STEM programs that excite students and teachers—even if the leader is not an expert in science, technology, engineering, or math.

Creating a STEM Culture for Teaching and Learning, ed. , v.

This book provides readers with various methodologies and practices for implementing a STEM culture within school curriculum.

Picture-Perfect STEM Lessons, K-2, ed. , v.

This book’s lessons for grades K-2 convey how science, technology, engineering, and mathematics intersect in the real world, using picture books to teach STEM concepts and reading comprehension. Leads students to ask questions, define problems, obtain, evaluate, and communicate information, and formulate arguments. Provides additional student resources, assessments, and connections to science standards and Common Core State Standards for English and mathematics.

The Collection's at the Core, ed. , v.

This book investigates Common Core standards, OER, STEM, and collection development, and provides guidance on how to transform a school library's collection.

Picture-Perfect STEM Lessons, 3-5, ed. , v.

This book’s lessons for grades 3-5 convey how science, technology, engineering, and mathematics intersect in the real world, using a variety of books to teach STEM concepts and reading comprehension. Includes ways to plan and carry out investigations, analyze and interpret data, and construct explanations and design solutions; provides additional student resources, assessments, and connections to science standards and Common Core State Standards for English and mathematics.

Helping Students Make Sense of the World Using Next Generation Science and Engineering Practices, ed. , v.

This book provides understanding and practical examples of the practices presented in A Framework for K–12 Science Education and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), and addresses important questions about how engaging students in science and engineering practices helps improve science education, what the eight practices look like in the classroom, and how educators can engage students in practices to bring the NGSS to life.

Project-Based Inquiry Units for Young Children, ed. , v.

Addresses the needs of both library media specialists and teachers in preschool, kindergarten, and primary grades by using stories and nonfiction to promote independent learning in young children.

Problem-Based Learning in the Earth and Space Science Classroom, K-12, ed. , v.

The 14 lessons in this book cover concepts such as motion, energy, and magnetism in true-to-life contexts, and offers a comprehensive description of why, how, and when to implement problem-based learning (PBL) in your curriculum.

Building the Science Department, ed. , v.

This book describes how your science department can become a site for developing science teachers’ professional learning, through stories from teachers who walk the sometimes-rocky path of reforming science teaching and learning.

Learning to Read the Earth and Sky, ed. , v.

This book provides resources for supporting the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), and includes Earth science labs and activities, insights into student expectations and misconceptions, ideas for inspiring true investigation, stories of real scientific discovery, an exploration of how to mentor students, and guidance on how to translate the NGSS into specific examples students can touch, see, and experience.

Perspectives on Science Education, ed. , v.

This book provides perspectives on leadership and science education, presented in the form of a seminar. It starts with an introduction to perspectives, challenges, standards, and leadership, continues with a brief history of science education, and then covers some of the current issues and topics in education such as state standards and district leadership, curriculum programs, professional development, and assessment and accountability.

Argument-Driven Inquiry in Physical Science, ed. , v.

This book discusses the stages of argument-driven inquiry—from question identification, data analysis, and argument development and evaluation to double-blind peer review and report revision, and provides a series of 22 field-tested labs for students.

Adventures With Arthropods, ed. , v.

This book provides teachers with lessons geared to middle school students, which teach everything from anatomy, growth, and behavior to eating preferences and environmental needs of arthropods, and illustrate arthropods’ many essential ecological services, without which global ecosystems would collapse.

More Everyday Engineering, ed. , v.

This compilation brings together activities based on the 'Everyday Engineering' columns from the NSTA journal Science Scope. Thirteen hands-on investigations focus on three aspects of engineering: designing and building, reverse engineering to learn how something works, and constructing and testing models. Each lesson includes in-depth teacher background information, expected sample data, a materials list, and a student activity sheet for recording results.

Flipped Learning for Science Instruction, ed. , v.

In this book, the authors discuss how educators can successfully apply the flipped classroom model to teaching science in the classroom and in the lab, as well as how to teach science employing inquiry-based and project-based learning techniques.

Student Lab Manual for Argument-Driven Inquiry in Physical Science: Lab Investigations for Grades 6-8, ed. , v.

The book provides an introduction to argument-driven inquiry, and includes 22 field-tested labs that cover four core ideas in physical science: matter, motion and forces, energy, and waves. Includes lab details, student handouts, safety information, and materials to guide students through these investigations and help them learn scientific practices.

Inquiring Scientists, Inquiring Readers in Middle School, ed. , v.

This book blends inquiry-based science and literacy instruction to support learning and maximize time, and provides lessons that integrate all aspects of literacy, a learning-cycle framework, and investigations that support current standards and encompass life, physical, and Earth and space sciences. Units include scientific background, common misconceptions, annotated text lists, safety considerations, differentiation strategies, reproducible student pages, and assessments.

Collaborating for Project-Based Learning in Grades 9-12, ed. , v.

Covers both theory and practice in active collaboration to bring authentic examples of the school media specialist's leadership role in school improvement to high school students.

Mechanics Lab Investigations for Grades 9-12, ed. , v.

This book describes the Argument-Driven Inquiry (ADI) instructional model and the components of ADI lab investigations, and provides 23 field-tested labs covering a wide variety of topics related to forces and interactions, energy, work, and power.

Eureka!, ed. , v.

This book provides 27 lessons for introducing your students to who scientists and engineers are and what they do, and helping your students see scientists and engineers as real women and men. With a focus on science and engineering practices, the lessons include recommended teaching strategies, have a learning-cycle format, and examine the character traits of the featured scientists and engineers that helped each to succeed.

Student Lab Manual for Argument-Driven Inquiry in Life Science: Lab Investigations for Grades 6-8, ed. , v.

This book includes 20 field-tested labs that cover molecules and organisms, ecosystems, biological evolution, and heredity, and give students an opportunity to design their own methods, develop models, collect and analyze data, generate arguments, and critique claims and evidence. Includes lab details, student handouts, safety information, and materials to guide your students through these investigations.

Student Lab Manual for Argument-Driven Inquiry in Physics: Mechanics Lab Investigations for Grades 9-12, ed. , v.

This book includes 23 field-tested labs that cover topics related to mechanics, including forces and interactions, energy, work, and power. Labs will help students learn the science practices, crosscutting concepts, and core ideas found in the Next Generation Science Standards, and develop the disciplinary skills outlined in the Common Core State Standards. Provides lab details, safety information, handouts, and materials to guide students through these investigations.

Dive In! Immersion in Science Practices for High School Students, ed. , v.

This book presents readers with a realistic picture of the successes and challenges of integrating A Framework for K 12 Science Education and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) practices into classroom curriculum.

Authentic Learning in the Digital Age, ed. , v.

The author offers insightful answers based on her experience as a classroom teacher at the Science Leadership Academy, a public high school in Philadelphia that offers a rigorous college-prep curriculum and boasts a 99 percent graduation rate. Outlined is a framework for learning structured around five core values: inquiry, research, collaboration, presentation, and reflection.

Student Lab Manual for Argument-Driven Inquiry in Chemistry: Lab Investigations for Grades 9-12, ed. , v.

This book includes 30 field-tested labs that cover a broad range of topics related to chemical reactions and matter’s structure and properties, and give students an opportunity to design their own methods, develop models, collect and analyze data, generate arguments, and critique claims and evidence. Includes lab details, student handouts, safety information, and materials to guide students through these investigations.

Beyond the Egg Drop, ed. , v.

This book presents a thorough discussion on the rationale, justification, meaning, and implementation of integrating engineering into high school science curriculum. Twenty-four flexible, engineering-infused physics lessons that cover mechanics, optics, electricity, and thermodynamics are provided.

The Power of Investigating, ed. , v.

This book explores the promise that investigations allow students explore concepts and develop understanding while enabling teachers to maintain the integrity of the curriculum.

Disciplinary Core Ideas, ed. , v.

This book aims to reshape your approach to teaching and your students’ way of learning, and coverscore ideas in teaching Physical science, Life science, Earth and Space sciences engineering, technology, and applications of science.

Engaging Minds in Science and Math Classrooms, ed. , v.

In this book, readers will learn how to use the joyful learning framework to better engage students in science and mathematics.

Tantalizing Tidbits for Teens 2, ed. , v.

A professional book talking and collection development tool for the high school library media specialist use to pique students' interest in books.

Common Core Standards for Elementary Grades K–2 Math & English Language Arts, ed. , v.

This guide presents an overall guide to the standards, covering their implications for planning, teaching, and learning.

Motivating Black Males to Achieve in School & in Life, ed. , v.

Offers advice on what to do about the chronic achievement gap between black males and other student populations. Understand why lack of proficiency in reading, writing, and math among black males is a symptom of deeper problems that are generally ignored.

Building a Math-Positive Culture, ed. , v.

This book explores the path by which administrative leaders may improve their math programs, offering an overview of what an effective program looks like and examples of actions to take to achieve that goal. It addresses the three components necessary for a successful math program: how to recognize, support, and evaluate effective teachers; the steps to take to move from grand ideas to concrete results; and how to approach obstacles to achieving your goal.

Making Sense of Math, ed. , v.

This book explores how to turn students into flexible mathematical thinkers and problem solvers. It focuses on the following areas: making sense of math by fostering habits of mind that help students analyze, understand, and adapt to problems; addressing the mathematical building blocks necessary to include in effective math instruction; and turning teaching 'upside down' by shifting how we teach, focusing on discussion and analysis as much as we focus on correct answers.

Learning to Love Math, ed. , v.

Explains how negative attitudes toward math get established in the brain and what teachers can do to turn those attitudes around.

Unpacking Fractions, ed. , v.

This book provides teachers with concrete strategies for achieving the worthy goal of 'algebra for all' that will not be possible until 'fractions for all' is a reality. It offers three fundamental reasons why it's imperative for us to take a closer look at how we teach fractions: fractions play a key role in students' feelings about mathematics; fractions are fundamental to school math and daily life; and fractions are foundational to success in algebra.

SEL

Teaching to Strengths, ed. , v.

This book outlines a comprehensive, collaborative approach to teaching that focuses on students' strengths and resiliency. It encourages educators to embrace teaching and school-wide practices that support and enhance the academic and social-emotional development of students living with trauma, violence, and chronic stress.

Encouragement in the Classroom, ed. , v.

This text offers practical, classroom-tested strategies, routines, and rituals that teachers can use immediately to defuse the negative effects of stress and create a stimulating and supportive classroom culture. Drawing from positive psychology research, the author explains how fostering humor, mindfulness, resilience, curiosity, and gratitude in the classroom empowers students to learn from their mistakes, celebrate successes, and actively engage in learning.

Fostering Resilient Learners, ed. , v.

This book explores an urgent and growing issue—childhood trauma—and its profound effect on learning and teaching. It can help educators cultivate a trauma-sensitive learning environment for students across all content areas, grade levels, and educational settings.

Handling Student Frustrations, ed. , v.

The authors draw on years of teaching experience to propose the APA (Acknowledge, Process, Act) method, which encourages students to recognize emotions and also motivates them to implement proactive solutions rather than let negative emotions sabotage their academic goals. Included are several grade-appropriate classroom scenarios and relevant strategies that will help teachers create more peaceful, respectful, and productive learning environments.

Teaching the Brain to Read, ed. , v.

Provides educators with an understanding of how the brain processes language, emotion, and other stimuli. Includes brain research compatible techniques that help to increase students' motivation to read.

Brain Matters, ed. 2, v.

Explores brain development from birth through adolescence, the effect of exercise, sleep, nutrition, and technology on the brain, and the importance of neuroplasticity. Provides information in clear, everyday language that any teacher can immediately incorporate into classroom practice.

The Power of the Adolescent Brain, ed. , v.

This book looks at the power and promise of the teenage brain from an empathetic, strength-based perspective, and describes what middle and high school educators can do to make the most of their students' potential.

Special Education

A Teacher's Guide to Special Education, ed. , v.

This practical reference clarifies what general education teachers need to know about special education law and processes and provides a guide to instructional best practices for the inclusive classroom.

Co-Planning for Co-Teaching, ed. , v.

This book provides time-saving routines for general and special education teachers that will increase the active roles of co-teacher partners and intensify instruction for students. Co-planning strategies for meeting IEP goals, and tips for eliminating the frustrations and barriers often associated with co-planning, are also presented.

Neurodiversity in the Classroom, ed. , v.

This book focuses on five categories of special needs: learning disabilities, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, autism, intellectual disabilities, and emotional and behavioral disorders.

Teaching in Tandem, ed. , v.

This book focuses on creating a successful partnership while co-teaching within a classroom, and examines topics such as organization, engaging students with multiple perspectives, and responding to parental concerns. Provides guidance based on answering questions posed by real co-teachers, and is suitable for principles, teachers, paraprofessionals, and administrators.

Success with IEPs, ed. , v.

This book explores how the special education teacher and the general education teacher work together to create a student's individualized education plan (IEP) towards each student meeting carefully crafted goals. It addresses five common challenges posed by IEPs: understanding the full scope of the teacher's role, doing critical prep work for IEP meetings, offering modifications and accommodations, contributing to the IEP team, and monitoring student progress.

Building on the Strengths of Students with Special Needs, ed. , v.

This book focuses on specific disabilities and inclusive curriculum scenarios for learners in K-12 environments. It offers advice on how to prevent labels from capping student potential and encouragement to help teachers continually improve learner outcomes, and walks teachers through the process of reinforcing, motivating, scaffolding, and planning for instruction that targets learners of all ability levels.

No School Library Left Behind, ed. , v.

Takes a look at school libraries and offers school librarians tips on how to turn their library into something special. Offers advice on collaborating with faculty, students, and parents.

Standards

A Close Look at Close Reading, ed. , v.

This book explains how to teach middle and high school students to be close readers, how to make close reading a habit of practice across the content areas, and why doing so will build content knowledge. It explores text complexity and how to determine if a particular text is right for your learning purposes and your students.

A Close Look at Close Reading, ed. , v.

This book explains how to teach young learners to be close readers and how to make close reading a habit of practice in the elementary classroom. It explores text complexity and how to determine if a particular text is right for your learning purposes and your students.

A Differentiated Approach to the Common Core, ed. , v.

Combining the goals of the Common Core State Standards with the principles of differentiation, the authors present an eight-step process to help teachers make intellectually rigorous curriculum accessible to a broad range of students. With examples across grade levels and content areas and a checklist for reflection on the steps, this text demonstrates how to meet high expectations with responsive instruction and help students grow as thinkers and problem solvers.

Common Core Standards for Elementary Grades K–2 Math & English Language Arts, ed. , v.

This guide presents an overall guide to the standards, covering their implications for planning, teaching, and learning.

Common Core Standards for Elementary Grades 3–5 Math & English Language Arts, ed. , v.

This guide explains how the standards lay the foundation for successful schooling and provide a bridge from foundational concepts taught in elementary school to the more complex studies students will undertake in middle school.

Common Core Standards for Middle School Mathematics, ed. , v.

This guide covers all the conceptual mathematical understanding students need to acquire during the middle school grades.

Common Core Standards for Middle School English Language Arts, ed. , v.

This book provides a succinct, all-in-one look at the content, structure, terminology, and emphases of the Common Core standards for English language arts at the middle school level.

Teaching the Critical Vocabulary of the Common Core, ed. , v.

This guide provides a list of critical words students must know to be successful with the Common Core State Standards and any other standardized assessment they encounter.

Assignments Matter, ed. , v.

This book explains the critical differences among 'assignments,' 'activities,' and 'assessments' and thoroughly describes the key elements of an assignment: prompts, rubrics, products, and instructional plans.

Common Core Standards for High School English Language Arts, ed. , v.

This book provides a succinct, all-in-one look at the content, structure, terminology, and emphases of the Common Core standards for English language arts and literacy at the high school level.

Common Core Standards for High School Mathematics, ed. , v.

This book provides a succinct, all-in-one look at the structure, terminology, and emphases of the Common Core mathematics standards for high school, including the areas that represent the most significant changes.

The Core Six, ed. , v.

This book provides the best strategies to increase student engagement and achievement and prepare students for college and career.

Understanding Common Core State Standards, ed. , v.

This book focuses on the new national Common Core standards and what educators need to know in order to strengthen learning and teaching methods within the classroom. Chapters focus on the national standards, including understanding, the benefits for students, concerns, and preparation for the 2014-2015 school year when students will assessed on the standards for the first time.

Connecting Teachers, Students, and Standards, ed. , v.

Features a field-tested framework for teaching to ensure inclusion and differentiated instruction are in harmony with standards-based education.

Helping Students Make Sense of the World Using Next Generation Science and Engineering Practices, ed. , v.

This book provides understanding and practical examples of the practices presented in A Framework for K–12 Science Education and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), and addresses important questions about how engaging students in science and engineering practices helps improve science education, what the eight practices look like in the classroom, and how educators can engage students in practices to bring the NGSS to life.

Collaborating to Meet Standards: Teacher/Librarian Partnerships for 7-12, ed. , v.

A handbook on collaborative teaching methods for grades 7-12. Discusses concept of collaboration, its benefits, variations in practice, presents a template for use. Includes collaborative teaching units for grades 7-12.

Collaborating to Meet Standards, ed. 2, v.

Provides an introduction to collaboration, including a history and overview of the movement, practical suggestions for implementing the collaborative process, and ideas for overcoming common roadblocks to collaboration.

Collaborating to Meet Literacy Standards, ed. , v.

This handbook coaches readers on methods to meet student literacy standards.

Collaborating to Meet Standards: Teacher/Librarian Partnerships for K-6, ed. , v.

A handbook on collaborative teaching methods for grades K-6. Discusses concept of collaboration, its benefits, variations in practice, presents a template for use. Includes collaborative teaching units for grades K-6.

Dive In! Immersion in Science Practices for High School Students, ed. , v.

This book presents readers with a realistic picture of the successes and challenges of integrating A Framework for K 12 Science Education and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) practices into classroom curriculum.

Picture-Perfect STEM Lessons, K-2, ed. , v.

This book’s lessons for grades K-2 convey how science, technology, engineering, and mathematics intersect in the real world, using picture books to teach STEM concepts and reading comprehension. Leads students to ask questions, define problems, obtain, evaluate, and communicate information, and formulate arguments. Provides additional student resources, assessments, and connections to science standards and Common Core State Standards for English and mathematics.

The Standards-Based Integrated Library: A Collaborative Approach for Aligning the Library Program with the Classroom Curriculum, ed. 2, v.

A handbook that describes a specific collaborative process for library media specialist and classroom teacher to use in planning teaching units. Written for K-12 educators. Also provides suggested book lists, web sites, and professional resources.

The Collection's at the Core, ed. , v.

This book investigates Common Core standards, OER, STEM, and collection development, and provides guidance on how to transform a school library's collection.

Picture-Perfect STEM Lessons, 3-5, ed. , v.

This book’s lessons for grades 3-5 convey how science, technology, engineering, and mathematics intersect in the real world, using a variety of books to teach STEM concepts and reading comprehension. Includes ways to plan and carry out investigations, analyze and interpret data, and construct explanations and design solutions; provides additional student resources, assessments, and connections to science standards and Common Core State Standards for English and mathematics.

Ensuring High-Quality Curriculum, ed. , v.

This guide offers advice and real-life examples from elementary and secondary units of study across a variety of content areas and standards, as well as field-tested rubrics, protocols, and other tools. It also provides criteria for evaluating each component of a curriculum and end-of-chapter checklists to help ensure that criteria are met.

Charting a Course to Standards-Based Grading, ed. , v.

This book offers a continuum of options, with four 'destinations' on the road to improved grading and assessment.

Teaching the Core Skills of Listening & Speaking, ed. , v.

This book presents an approach aligned to the six Common Core anchor standards for speaking and listening, and is focused on preparing students for 21st century communication inside and beyond the classroom.

Teacher Development

On Being a Teacher, ed. , v.

This collection of articles includes tips and strategies, reflections on the profession as a whole, and descriptions of practices that can make the teaching experience more effective and more rewarding.

The 12 Touchstones of Good Teaching, ed. , v.

Drilling down into 12 daily touchstones of great teaching, this book makes it easier for educators to stay focused on the hallmarks of effective instruction.

Teach, Reflect, Learn, ed. , v.

This book provides tools to assess your current self-reflective tendencies, identify opportunities to reflect on your instruction, and begin to forge a path toward continuous growth and educational excellence.

Freedom to Fail, ed. , v.

This text provides a raft of strategies for ensuring that students experience small, constructive failures as a means to greater achievement, and offers practical suggestions for ensuring that constructive failure doesn't detrimentally affect students' summative assessments.

Unlocking Student Potential, ed. , v.

This book offers concrete ways to identify student strengths and then build on them in your classroom or school throughout the year.

Handling Student Frustrations, ed. , v.

The authors draw on years of teaching experience to propose the APA (Acknowledge, Process, Act) method, which encourages students to recognize emotions and also motivates them to implement proactive solutions rather than let negative emotions sabotage their academic goals. Included are several grade-appropriate classroom scenarios and relevant strategies that will help teachers create more peaceful, respectful, and productive learning environments.

West Meets East, ed. , v.

This book explores the fundamental premise that strong teaching is at the heart of educational quality and that we all benefit from understanding the practices and professional thinking of exemplary teachers. The authors set out to discover which beliefs and strategies of effective teachers can cross the cultural divide and help students in each nation make breakthrough advances.

Learning From Coaching, ed. , v.

This text demonstrates how teachers can find support navigating the continual changes inherent in education through working with an instructional coach to think deeply about their work, set goals, and develop plans to meet those goals. It aims to deepen teachers’ understanding of the purpose of coaching, the teacher-coach relationship, and the responsibilities teachers and coaches have to each other.

The Resilient Teacher, ed. , v.

This book offers simple but effective strategies for dealing with a variety of thorny situations that most teachers will face in their careers. These strategies will help to communicate tactfully but forthrightly with administrators, colleagues, and students whose actions interfere with the ability to do the job properly; confidently and convincingly express thoughts and expectations to all stakeholders; and increase influence with coworkers, students, and parents.

Closing the Attitude Gap, ed. , v.

This publication offers sage advice on how to close the achievement gap by addressing the 'attitude gap' that often affects underperforming students of all racial and ethnic groups.

When Teaching Gets Tough, ed. , v.

This book offers practical strategies teachers can use to help reclaim and sustain energy and enthusiasm for teaching.

How to Motivate Reluctant Learners, ed. , v.

Shows examples of what great teachers do to motivate reluctant learners without relying on elaborate rewards systems or creative tricks to reach students who actively or passively resist investing themselves in the classroom.

The Well-Balanced Teacher, ed. , v.

Takes into account how a teacher's heavy workload and busy lifestyle can lead to stress; features how to deal with that stress and how to take care of health issues.

Transforming Professional Development into Student Results, ed. , v.

Provides a blueprint for how to ensure professional development can improve student learning by focusing on, evidence of student learning, feedback on teacher and principal decisions, and depth of implementation.

Changing the Way You Teach, Improving the Way Students Learn, ed. , v.

Provides a framework for effective teaching that can be applied in any subject area and grade level and practical tips on how to use rubrics, checklists, and point systems to convey your expectations.

Habits of Mind Across the Curriculum, ed. , v.

Through first-hand accounts, learn how the habits of mind help students at all grade levels successfully deal with the challenges they face in school and beyond.

Instruction That Measures Up, ed. , v.

A guide for teachers to help their students come out as winners in a test-pressured environment and explains how to do that with a practical framework for teaching in the accountability age.

Protocols for Professional Learning, ed. , v.

Provides different protocols for facilitating PLC conversations and activities used to to examine student work, explore instructional practice, address problems, or engage your colleagues in discussion.

The Inspired Teacher, ed. , v.

Provides research-based pathways that teachers can take, regardless of their experience, to grow professionally and aim for truly inspired teaching.

The Motivated Student, ed. , v.

Provides a reliable blueprint and a set of strategies that are proven to work across a broad spectrum of students. Describes how to get students in every grade focused and ready to learn by developing lesson plans and grading practices that allow every student to experience academic success through sustained effort.

How to Give Effective Feedback to Your Students, ed. , v.

Intended to help teachers provide effective feedback to students. Focuses on feedback that comes from a teacher to a student and is based on student work.

How to Give Effective Feedback to Your Students, ed. 2, v.

This book offers enhanced guidance for considering the effectiveness of properly crafted and individually tailored feedback on student work. It provides information on every aspect of feedback, including strategies to uplift and encourage students to persevere in their work; how to formulate and deliver feedback that both assesses learning and extends instruction; and when and how to use oral, written, and visual as well as individual, group, or whole-class feedback.

Even on Your Worst Day You Can Be a Student's Best Hope, ed. , v.

In this guide, the author presents an approach informed by the teachers who helped him and honed through years of connecting with kids who needed someone to show them a path to a more positive future. He shares the little things you can do to prepare yourself for the hard work of making a difference and offers advice for bridging cultural divides, earning students' trust, and equipping them to take responsibility for their own success.

Never Work Harder Than Your Students & Other Principles of Great Teaching, ed. , v.

A guide that helps teachers develop a more fluid and automatic way to respond to students and deliver great teaching experiences.

Peer Coaching to Enrich Professional Practice, School Culture, and Student Learning, ed. , v.

This book explains how to develop a collaborative, learning-focused culture and build trust among colleagues; offers strategies for participating in difficult conversations that yield useful feedback; clarifies how to develop, sustain, and evaluate peer coaching efforts; and showcases exemplary peer coaching practices used in real schools.

The Coach Approach to School Leadership, ed. , v.

This book addresses a dilemma faced by many principals: how to function as learning leaders while fulfilling their evaluative and management duties. The answer? Incorporating instructional coaching techniques as an integral part of serious school improvement.

Creating a Culture of Reflective Practice, ed. , v.

This book draws on lessons learned from educators across grade levels, content areas, and district demographics to present a guide to developing a culture of reflective practice in your school. It explores ideas to help gain a clear understanding of role and responsibilities—and those of the teachers—within each stage of the continuum of self-reflection, and uses real-life examples to determine how teacher-leadership activities and strategic coaching can move them forward.

Instructional Coaching in Action, ed. , v.

This book provides insight and demonstrates how educator-centered instructional coaching can make a difference in teacher learning, instructional practice, and student outcomes.

The Handbook for Enhancing Professional Practice, ed. , v.

Provides specific guidance for teacher educators, teachers, administrators, and others who seek to use the framework to improve their programs and practice. Includes tools for using the framework in teacher preparation, teacher recruitment and hiring, teacher mentoring and peer coaching, professional development, and teacher evaluation.

Teacher Leadership

Intentional and Targeted Teaching, ed. , v.

This book introduces the powerful FIT Teaching Tool, which harnesses the FIT Teaching approach and presents a detailed continuum of growth and leadership.

Excellence Through Equity, ed. , v.

This book provides an inspiring look at how real-world educators are creating schools where all students are able to thrive. In these schools, educators understand that equity is not about treating all children the same. They are deeply committed to ensuring that each student receives what he or she individually needs to develop their full potential—and succeed.

Other Duties as Assigned, ed. , v.

Provides ongoing advice and counsel on how to master the entire spectrum of duties that teacher leaders are expected to accomplish.

Instructional Coaching in Action, ed. , v.

This book provides insight and demonstrates how educator-centered instructional coaching can make a difference in teacher learning, instructional practice, and student outcomes.

The Coach Approach to School Leadership, ed. , v.

This book addresses a dilemma faced by many principals: how to function as learning leaders while fulfilling their evaluative and management duties. The answer? Incorporating instructional coaching techniques as an integral part of serious school improvement.

Igniting Teacher Leadership, ed. , v.

This book is written for busy school leaders who want to foster learning and growth not only for students but also for teachers. Effective leadership is vital in creating a culture of collaboration, modeling continuous improvement, and developing enhanced engagement throughout the building.

Creating a Culture of Reflective Practice, ed. , v.

This book draws on lessons learned from educators across grade levels, content areas, and district demographics to present a guide to developing a culture of reflective practice in your school. It explores ideas to help gain a clear understanding of role and responsibilities—and those of the teachers—within each stage of the continuum of self-reflection, and uses real-life examples to determine how teacher-leadership activities and strategic coaching can move them forward.

Taking Charge of Professional Development, ed. , v.

Learn how to overcome budget cuts, lack of leadership, top-down mandates, and other obstacles to professional development. Topics include how to combine time, a motivational system, and teacher leadership to generate a schoolwide improvement effort.

Leading with Focus, ed. , v.

This book shows school administrators, principals, and other education leaders how to apply the author's model to the work of running schools and districts. It offers an overview of the case for simple, focused school and district leadership; examples of real schools and districts that have embraced focused leadership; and a practical implementation guide for ensuring focused leadership in schools and districts.

STEM Leadership, ed. , v.

This text shows K-12 school leaders how to support STEM programs that excite students and teachers—even if the leader is not an expert in science, technology, engineering, or math.

Never Underestimate Your Teachers, ed. , v.

In this book for school leaders, the author presents a new model for understanding teaching as a combination of skill and will and explains the best ways to support individual teachers’ ongoing professional development. Real-life examples, practical tools, and strategies for managing time and energy demands will help you build your leadership capacity as you raise the level of instructional excellence throughout your school.

Balanced Leadership for Powerful Learning, ed. , v.

This book identifies the 21 responsibilities associated with student achievement and shows how they relate to three key elements of effective leadership; establishing a clear focus, managing change, and developing a purposeful community.

Authentic Learning in the Digital Age, ed. , v.

The author offers insightful answers based on her experience as a classroom teacher at the Science Leadership Academy, a public high school in Philadelphia that offers a rigorous college-prep curriculum and boasts a 99 percent graduation rate. Outlined is a framework for learning structured around five core values: inquiry, research, collaboration, presentation, and reflection.

Technology_

Teaching the 4Cs with Technology, ed. , v.

This book shows how teachers can more purposefully integrate technology into instruction to facilitate the practice and mastery of each of the 4Cs (critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity) along with other learning objectives.

A Better Approach to Mobile Devices, ed. , v.

This book offers school and district leaders concise, practical advice on how to set up a hybrid mobile technology program or shift an existing 1:1 or BYOD program to the more flexible, cost-effective, equitable, and learning-focused hybrid approach.

5 Myths About Classroom Technology, ed. , v.

This book explains how you can assess and answer your students’ technology needs in terms of access, purpose, and audience--and why you and your school cannot afford to keep students from using technology in their education.

Digital Learning Strategies, ed. , v.

This publication explores what types of assignments are worth engaging online, how teachers and students can leverage global interactions to improve their work, and how teachers can assess digital projects and other work.

Teaching with Tablets, ed. , v.

This publication helps educators use tablets for modeling, guided instruction, collaborative learning, independent learning, and formative assessment.

Using Technology with Classroom Instruction that Works, ed. 2, v.

Presents new educational tools that support research-based instruction, and learn new ways to use educational technologies, such as word processing and spreadsheet applications, multimedia, data collection tools, communication software, and the Internet.

Transformational Teaching in the Information Age, ed. , v.

This book focuses on the strategy that educators can utilize in the information age to create a relevant learning experience and educational opportunity by placing students at the center of learning. Uses theory, practice and real-world experiences to illustrate the importance of student-teacher relationships in a K-18 learning environment.

Digital Portfolios in the Classroom, ed. , v.

This book is a guide to help teachers sort through, capture, and make sense of the messiness associated with assessment. By shining a spotlight on three types of student portfolios—performance, process, and progress—and how they can be used to assess student work, it assists educators in navigating the maze of digital tools and implement the results to drive instruction.

Time to Teach, ed. , v.

This text provides more than a dozen strategies for teachers to break down tasks into doable pieces, touch each paper or e-mail communication only once, learn when to say no, and use time-management apps to zip through reams of paperwork. Using these strategies, teachers will be able to drastically reduce the time spent planning lessons, assessing students, keeping records, and communicating with parents.

Whole Child

Fostering Resilient Learners, ed. , v.

This book explores an urgent and growing issue—childhood trauma—and its profound effect on learning and teaching. It can help educators cultivate a trauma-sensitive learning environment for students across all content areas, grade levels, and educational settings.

Real-World Projects, ed. , v.

In this book, teachers will learn why students need to be able to identify and solve authentic, project-worthy problems in their own communities and beyond; how to connect with real-world experts, allies, and audiences; and what practical, field-tested strategies are essential for planning, assessing, and using technology to support successful projects.

Engaging Minds in Social Studies Classrooms, ed. , v.

In this book, readers will learn how to integrate the joyful learning approach with social studies standards, including the Common Core, the National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies, and the College, Career, and Civic Life framework.

Engaging Minds in the Classroom, ed. , v.

In this book, the authors share what they have discovered about planning lessons that engage students and enable them to truly enjoy learning. It outlines key findings from research on motivation and engagement and offers real-life teaching examples from various grades.

Fostering Grit, ed. , v.

This book discusses how teachers teach the virtues of grit—tenacity, perseverance, and the ability to never give up while helping students enjoy learning and want to come to school, even through painful and frustrating experiences.

How to Teach Now, ed. , v.

Provides a practical map to navigate some of today's most complicated instructional challenges. Identifies five critical keys to personalizing learning for students who have wildly different cultural, linguistic, and academic backgrounds.

The Purposeful Classroom, ed. , v.

This book focuses on strategies for educators to understand the purpose of every lesson within the classroom by examining topics such as the difference between standards, objectives, and purposes, the mastery of lesson content, and the motivation of students. Provides specific examples of assignments, purpose statements, and tests for multiple grade levels and content areas.

Total Participation Techniques, ed. , v.

This book focuses on how educators can use active learning strategies, known as Total Participation Techniques, within the classroom in order to engage K-12 students. Techniques are examined in depth and presented in four parts: overview, implementation instructions, student participation, and classroom personalization, with real-world examples and toolkits for all levels of learning.

Inspiring the Best in Students, ed. , v.

Presents concepts on how to inspire students to learn, behave responsibly, and improve their relationships with themselves, other students, and teachers.

Inviting Students to Learn, ed. , v.

Explains how to have more influence in the classroom to get more power from what you say to your students every day and provides can't-fail strategies and 100 tips for talking to students more effectively.

Keeping the Whole Child Healthy and Safe, ed. , v.

Explores what it means to foster health and safety for students by offering a look at the issues from many angles, addressing both physical and mental health and safety.

Challenging the Whole Child, ed. , v.

Focuses on challenging every student, offering a rigorous curriculum, meeting 21st century learning challenges, using formative assessments, and preparing students for college and the world of work.

Engaging the Whole Child, ed. , v.

A collection of articles that explore these questions. Do students really want to learn? Can schools and classrooms become joyful? Are there natural links between standard curriculum and what motivates students to learn?.

The Formative Five, ed. , v.

For success in school and life, students need more than proficiency in academic subjects and good scores on tests. To truly thrive, students need to develop attributes that aren't typically measured on standardized tests. In this book, educators will learn how to foster the 'Formative Five' success skills that today's students need, including : empathy; self-control; integrity; embracing diversity; and grit.

Students at the Center, ed. , v.

This book maps out a transformative model of personalization that puts students at the center and asks them to employ the set of dispositions for engagement and learning known as the Habits of Mind.

Teaching to Strengths, ed. , v.

This book outlines a comprehensive, collaborative approach to teaching that focuses on students' strengths and resiliency. It encourages educators to embrace teaching and school-wide practices that support and enhance the academic and social-emotional development of students living with trauma, violence, and chronic stress.

Supporting the Whole Child, ed. , v.

Focuses on supporting students by differentiating instruction, using scaffolds and interventions, being inclusive and positive, and responding to 21st century learning challenges.

Tapping the Power of Personalized Learning, ed. , v.

This book presents the groundbreaking results of the Institute's half-decade of research, development, and practice: a simple but powerful model for personalizing students' learning experiences by building their levels of commitment, ownership, and independence.

Writing Skills

Better Writing Breakthrough, ed. , v.

The book explores the three interrelated sequences of the field-tested Discourse and Writing Cycle—the Discourse Sequence, the Transition to Writing Sequence, and the Writing Sequence—and includes classroom examples and sample lesson plans from across the content areas of English, social studies, math, and science as a means to focus student thinking, fuel deeper learning, and build complex understanding.

The Power of Extreme Writing, ed. , v.

Offers focused, daily writing sessions that provide students with consistent, long-term engagement, teaching them to be more fluent in their writing. The author outlines this process and also describes what it looks like in the classroom, explains how to assess student work, and highlights several inspirations that motivate students to write.