This book explains why more schools aren't seeing significant improvement in students' reading ability when they implement Response to Intervention (RTI) or Multitiered Systems of Support (MTSS) in their literacy programs, and what successful schools are doing that sets them apart. Includes 10 success factors for implementing MTSS.
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.
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.
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.
Provides an overview of the research on internal motivation. Includes strategies for activating internal motivation at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. Provides suggestions on how to assess degrees of student motivation and guidelines for integrating the principles of internal motivation with standards-based instruction.
Provides strategic talking points, conversation starters, and ready-made tools needed to explain how formative assessment improves student learning and achievement.
This publication offers clear and positive strategies that empower teachers and administrators to develop effective rules and consequences.
Presents the core processes that are essential for all school improvement efforts--from establishing a mission to differentiating supervision based on measures of success. Includes a nine-step curriculum planning and development process and the 5 phases of a practical cycle for data analysis.
This book condenses the complexities of educational testing to six practical and action-oriented understandings about validity, reliability, fairness, score reporting, formative assessment, and affective assessment, in order to improve assessment practices and build a case for stopping ineffective ones.
This publication takes an in-depth look at assessment and shows how differentiation can improve the process in all grade levels and subject areas.
This book illustrates how formative assessment can be used to understand student beliefs, inform classroom instruction, and encourage student reflection.
This book explores the neurological and evolutionary factors that drive teenage behavior and can affect both achievement and engagement. The author proposes a redesign of educational practices and learning environments to deliberately develop teens' cognitive capacity to manage their emotions, prioritize, and focus.
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.
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.
Describes a purposeful classroom structure that relies on four phases. Included with the description of each phase are practical strategies that help teachers use this approach, plus tips on how to differentiate instruction, make effective use of class time, and plan backwards from learning objectives.
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.
This book introduces the Collaborative Teaching Improvement Model of Excellence (CTIME), a continuous improvement model that embraces personalized professional learning to ensure that teachers meet the core competencies for co-teaching without burning out along the way.
Instructs educators to create positive learning environments that prevent discipline problems from occurring. Explains why classroom management approaches that rely on rewards and punishments actually prolong behavior problems; how to turn misbehavior into teaching opportunities; and why changing curriculum can solve discipline problems.
This book follows stories of successful educators to discover how to harness the power of leadership resiliency in education. The reader will discover why resilience matters and how they can be a catalyst for "bouncing forward" in their own environment.
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.
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.
Explains how educators can build safe and supportive classroom communities for students with learning disabilities; improve the focus of students with attention disorders; and create a rich and inviting learning environment for all students in an inclusive classroom.
Covers changing curriculum from teacher-directed and routine programs to practices that engage students in thinking, working, and interacting with others.
In this book, the authors demonstrate how to become a school's "learning engineer." Using research about learning science as a framework, the reader will learn to identify specific learning problems, devise ways to address them, and implement technology-enabled, not technology-driven, solutions.
This book outlines what’s new with Common Core, what’s expected, and how the connection between neuroscience and deep learning relates to Common Core. The reader will learn how to integrate the standards with current educational practices, understand the science behind Common Core requirements, and plan activities to help students learn about learning.
Explains why insufficient background knowledge is a chronic cause of low achievement, and describes how a carefully structured combination of two approaches--sustained silent reading and instruction in subject-specific vocabulary--can help rescue low achievers and boost the academic performance of all students.
Provides research-based techniques that will motivate students to excel in social studies classes. Explains how to organize learning environments and student groups to reinforce literacy instruction and knowledge of democratic principles.
This book provides teaching strategies that build number sense skills, adaptations for students with specific needs, and guidance on measuring number sense through assessments and preparing students for standardized testing.
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.
This professional development guide explores the critical ingredients of communication and trust for success in the new age of teacher evaluation systems.
This book blends current research on the student brain with practical methods for teaching science and math.
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.
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.
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.
This book presents a detailed model for developing a more reliable, standards-based grading system, along with a 30-step guide for moving through the process. It also shows how to think in a new way about why grades are given and the purpose of a report card grade, and how to build a team of stakeholders - including teachers, principals, and guidance counselors - to lead the change process.
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.
Explores formative assessment techniques that work in any subject area and grade level. Includes types of oral language (speaking and listening) strategies; ways to use writing to check for understanding; student response techniques that increase participation and engagement; projects and performances that are easily integrated into daily classroom practice; and test items that help plan further instruction.
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.
Provides educators with guidelines and steps for designing a comprehensive assessment program that ensures assessments and grades lead to timely, accurate feedback on specific, standards-based learning goals.
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.
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.
Identifies nine categories of instructional strategies that maximize student learning and explains the details of each including: studies in effect size and percentile gain units; guiding principles for using the strategies; and classroom examples of model instructional practice.
This text will improve students’ understanding of the intersection of science and social policy by making climate and energy literacy the centerpiece of your curriculum. Topics covered include Next Generation Science Standards and how you can meet them with well-planned pedagogical strategies; how to teach climate change and related topics in a grade-appropriate way; and sample learning activities and online resources from the Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network.
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.
This book provides a six-part framework to help teachers build on students' assets and strengths rather than attempt to overcome perceived disadvantages.
This book demonstrates how to design and implement a school evaluation process, conducted by personnel from within a district in collaboration with a school leadership team. It aims to show how school and district teams can work together to shape sustainable, positive change and strengthen student achievement.
This book embraces what is best about the standards—their emphasis on active, authentic learning—and then shows teachers how to connect these ideal outcomes to practical classroom strategies, detailing the day-to-day teaching that can coax reluctant learners into engagement and achievement.
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.
This guide presents an overall guide to the standards, covering their implications for planning, teaching, and learning.
This guide covers all the conceptual mathematical understanding students need to acquire during the middle school grades.
Presents an instructional approach that helps students in every grade level understand math concepts so they can apply them on assessments, across the curriculum, and outside of school. Provides teaching practices and lesson ideas that give students a stronger foundation for reasoning and problem solving.
This book focuses on the careful planning needed to develop the academic language of all students. For English learners especially, it is critically important to integrate language development with the content that the curriculum demands.
Features a field-tested framework for teaching to ensure inclusion and differentiated instruction are in harmony with standards-based education.
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.
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.
This book provides time-saving tips covering a wide range of apps to help busy teachers easily incorporate tablets into daily classroom use. Includes step-by-step instructions across content areas for digital photography, video, ePublishing, QR codes and more.
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.
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.
This book explores the changing landscape of leadership and offers practical ways to reframe the role of school leader using Design Thinking.
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.
This book discusses how elementary school educators can use differentiated instruction to help students be more successful learners—regardless of background, native language, learning preference, or motivation.
Explains the relevance and importance of digital citizenship and explores its elements. Provides lesson plans and professional development activities to help educators determine how to go about incorporating digital citizenship concepts into the classroom.
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.
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.
This book provides in-depth guidance for implementing a proven approach to classroom management that can help students make better choices and teachers be more effective.
This book provides teachers and leaders with the skills needed to uncover each child's abilities and boost achievement for Spanish-speaking students. It shows how to recognize students' unique strengths; identify and develop the gifts of bilingualism and different cultures; create challenging learning experiences for every student in the class; adapt tools and strategies to meet each learner's unique needs; and connect with parents and the greater Spanish-speaking community.
This book encourages educators to act against the debilitating effects of poverty on their students, while also discussing the five classroom practices that permeate the culture of successful high-poverty schools: caring relationships and advocacy, high expectations and support, commitment to equity, professional accountability for learning, and the courage and will to act.
This book presents a snapshot of underachievement in gifted students and explores the reasons why it happens and how it can be addressed successfully.
Provides educators with information on how to teach students from economically, ethnically, culturally, and linguistically diverse groups. Includes dozens of subject-specific strategies for math, science, reading, writing, and social studies. Also includes strategies for increasing the achievement of immigrant and refugee children.
Provides and introduction to the concept of "Greenfield Schooling" and its potential to free-up schools to be more responsive to communities and kids.
This book shows educators how to get the most out of educational coaching by exploring models of coaching that enhance teachers' thinking, help them overcome obstacles to success, and lead to lasting change.
Shows school and district-level administrators how to set the priorities and support the practices that will help all teachers become expert teachers.
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.
This book empowers teachers to reengage students at all levels with powerful examples and clear-eyed implementation strategies that build essential 21st century learning skills.
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.
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).
In this book, readers will learn how to use the joyful learning framework to better engage students in science and mathematics.
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.
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 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.
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.
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?.
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.
This book offers strategies that support mathematics learning along with language acquisition for English Learners.
Provides a framework for successful teaching practice. Includes applications for state standards, formative assessments, and school specialists.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This book shows how to use problem-based learning as a daily approach to help students learn authentic and relevant content and skills and explains how to engage students in each of the seven steps in the problem-based learning model.
Provides educators with information on how to provide motivational and challenging math instruction for middle and high school students. Includes advice on setting up the classroom, planning learning experiences, and assessing results.
This book provides educators with strategies for facilitating interactions among colleagues in PLCs and building trust and buy-in, and offers field-tested, user-friendly protocols to focus and deepen team discussions around texts, data, teacher and student work, teacher dilemmas, and collaborative planning time, as well as tips for anticipating and addressing interpersonal conflicts and obstacles that commonly arise during the use of protocols.
This book presents classroom strategies that reduce teachers’ workloads while increasing student participation, including how to refine classroom questioning techniques to continually check students' progress and provide instant feedback, and speeding up the correction process via student self-proofing and representative sampling.
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).
In this book, the authors discuss how educators can successfully apply the flipped classroom model to teaching English language arts. Each chapter offers practical guidance, including how to approach lesson planning, what to do with class time and how the flipped model can work alongside learning through inquiry.
In this book, the authors discuss how educators can successfully apply the flipped classroom model to teaching math. Each chapter offers practical guidance, including how to approach lesson planning, what to do with classtime and how the flipped model can work alongside learning through inquiry.
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.
In this book, the authors discuss how educators can successfully apply the flipped classroom model to teaching social studies. Each chapter offers practical guidance, including how to approach lesson planning, what to do with class time, and how to flip interactive social studies simulations.
This book offers a comprehensive view of leadership coaching— including tools, coaching dialogues, exercises, and protocols.
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.
This book extends and updates the case that schools could be on the cusp of swift, unparalleled improvements by focusing on the most essential, widely acknowledged, evidence-based practices that could have more impact than all other initiatives combined. These are: simple, coherent curricula; straightforward, traditional literacy practices; and lessons built around just a few effective elements of good teaching.
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.
This book outlines action steps for teachers to critically reflect on their management style, then implement changes to supercharge the learning experience for students of all cultural backgrounds.
This book presents a growth planning process that integrates seamlessly with existing IEP and Response to Instruction and Intervention (RTI2) structures and is also suitable for any student who has individualized or personalized goals, regardless of whether that student qualifies for special education services.
Instructs educators on how to be future-focused leaders. Includes trends that will affect education; ways to scan the environment and the world at large; a plan for setting priorities based on probabilities; a 4-step issue management process; steps to developing plausible scenarios for guiding strategic planning; and activities that make up a future-focused communications system.
This practical guide will inform teachers’ and school leaders’ thinking about how best to design schools and classrooms to support learning in a connected, digital world. From classroom redesigns to schoolwide renovation projects and new building construction, the authors show the many ways that active learning spaces can improve the learning experience. Includes case studies as well as exercises and opportunities for reflection.
Explains the mental processes students need to gather, organize, and understand information, and describes how educators can infuse their lessons with new routines and teaching approaches that influence students to become better, more independent learners.
This book will help you become a positive force in girls' lives in any capacity: as a teacher, counselor, advisor, or parent.
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.
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.
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.
Covers how to use a combination of questions, prompts, cues, direct explanations, and modeling to guide students' learning and build their understanding.
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.
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.
This book shows educators the value of tenacity and building connections when teaching students who present difficult challenges.
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.
Covers how to develop and use test questions and other assessments that reveal how well students can analyze, reason, solve problems, and think creatively.
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.
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.
Provides educators with ideas on matching instructional approaches to the readiness, interests, and talents of all students: learning centers, hands-on activities, contracts, and investigative projects. Describes ways of structuring lessons to provide "scaffolds" for the lesson content, the procedures used in learning, and the products of learning.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This book has been updated to include recent research and developments in the fields of memory and teaching, and offers seven concrete, actionable steps to help students use what they've learned when they need it. These include training students to recode new concepts in their own words to clarify understanding, and how to use feedback to ensure that relevant information is binding to necessary neural pathways.
This handbook guides general educators, special educators, administrators, and school psychologists through the eligibility and evaluation stages to ensure that students get the best services and interventions they need to be successful.
This book provides a concrete tool for implementing digital age best practices. It includes discussions on how to promote networked collaboration, bolster purposeful inquiry, and anchor student decision-making and learning with technology tools and resources.
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.
Explains the four critical areas of teaching and describes how educators can use an approach that increases student success. Offers step-by-step instructions for developing a curriculum document, planning your instructional activities, choosing a set of classroom assessment tasks, and recording meaningful feedback on student performance.
This book offers a comprehensive framework to enhance student achievement in good times and in bad. It outlines a school improvement action plan focused sharply on student learning and then shows how to target resources to implement each strategy in that plan.
This book features tools to systematically study teaching effectiveness while adapting to Common Core standards. It also includes classroom-ready, student inquiry techniques and strategies to apply within Common Core’s framework, as well as real life inquiry-implementation examples from a high-need, high-poverty school.
This book helps districts define, develop, and implement a systematic inquiry-based process with a focus on both adult and student learning. This book's inquiry model challenges educators and students to define questions they are passionate about exploring, collect and analyze data to inform their questions, share what they have learned through the process with others, and collaborate to build on their results and improve student achievement.
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.
Provides practical options for handling the teachers' many tasks: from beginning a class to maintaining engagement, from motivating slackers to managing disrupters, from building efficient routines to cushioning student anxiety, and numerous other workable strategies.
Presents concepts on how to inspire students to learn, behave responsibly, and improve their relationships with themselves, other students, and teachers.
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.
Explains how the combination of the Differentiated Instruction and Understanding by Design frameworks can ensure all students are learning at maximum levels. Describes how a curriculum built on the goal of student understanding, integrated with instructional approaches that emphasize reaching every learner, can provide teachers with more specific teaching targets and more flexible ways to reach them.
Presents new and immediately applicable ways to integrate technology in the classroom, using tools and projects that support collaborative, student-centered learning.
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.
This book examines theories and statistics on school safety, dispels common misunderstandings, and provides school leaders with the specific information they need to prepare for and effectively respond to natural disasters, accidents, or violent events.
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.
This book shows how to infuse leadership, collaboration, communication, and capacity building with an understanding of individuals' experiences and capacities—and how they influence our day-to-day work.
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.
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.
This book encourages educators and administrators to examine their own thinking about what constitutes high-quality teaching so they can work toward a shared vision, identify teachers' many strengths as potential assets for achieving the shared vision, recognize ways in which most teachers are already leading, support leadership collaboration through efficient, effective communication, and develop the trust required to learn to lead together.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Provides educators with information on how to plan creative museum projects that target content standards and develop students' understanding of required subject matter.
Explains how negative attitudes toward math get established in the brain and what teachers can do to turn those attitudes around.
Explores the research on learning and describes how teachers can work backwards from learning goals to ensure all students reach their maximum potential. Also describes how to extend this learning-driven approach beyond the classroom to ensure that teacher supervision and professional development programs emphasize learner outcomes.
In this book, educators will learn about integrating social learning at all grade levels using the popular educational social network, Edmodo. With tips and resources for both new and experienced users, it provides immediately adaptable strategies for incorporating Edmodo’s suite of tools and apps in their classrooms. Learn how to leverage Edmodo for assessment, project-based learning, flipped classroom, gamification and more.
This, guide helps you build essential 21st Century skills using digital video games. The step-by-step strategies help you easily find, evaluate, and integrate digital games into your existing lesson plans or completely redesign your classroom.
Provides educators with information that will ensure that state standards lead to higher student achievement. Describes how to sequence content and set up grading scales that help facilitate formative assessment and effective instruction. Provides steps for converting standards into guidelines that are more useful to classroom teachers.
This book identifies eight root causes of "time management difficulties" and provides treatment in the form of advice, support, and coping techniques.
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.
Discusses some of the most powerful cultural differences that can lead to classroom conflict for many students and how educators can capitalize on these differences to make their classroom a harmonious, productive environment.
Provides an approach to classroom management that deals with accepting teenage students as they are and recognizing what they need: a connection with the curriculum; a sense of order; and most essentially, a sense that someone cares.
This book is organized around real questions fielded from real teachers—questions that have remained remarkably consistent across the hundreds of educators. It employs strategies to connect instruction to the CCSS, especially the Mathematical Practices and negotiates the wide range of lesson planning and instructional choices.
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.
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.
This book provides a comprehensive overview of essential mentoring behaviors. Packed with strategies, exercises, resources, and concepts, it examines four critical mentoring functions: establishing good rapport, assessing mentee progress, coaching continuous improvement, and guiding mentees toward self-reliance.
Describes how educators can collaborate with others to reverse poor motivation, reward student success, and realize higher achievement in even the most challenged school districts.
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.
This essential resource proves that all students are motivated to learn, and provides authentic tools to create and sustain a classroom community that is highly engaged.
This work explores how oral language development sets the foundation for developing writing skills. It provides tools to implement this knowledge through spoken techniques such as Socratic Seminar, Frayer model and Think-Pair-Share that build vocabulary and extend into academic writing; approaches to teaching three essential styles of writing: argumentative, procedural, and narrative; and sample lesson plans and graphic organizer templates.
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.
This title 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. This updated edition examines how emerging neurodiversity research, trends toward greater instructional personalization, and rapidly evolving virtual learning tools have affected the use of MI theory to enhance student achievement.
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.
A guide that helps teachers develop a more fluid and automatic way to respond to students and deliver great teaching experiences.
This book identifies seven mastery principles and explains how to use them to guide planning, instruction, assessment, and classroom management. It provides all-new, empowering advice on navigating external evaluation, and includes a self-assessment to help teachers identify current levels of mastery and take control of their own practice.
This book shows you how to combine well-designed online instruction with the energy of peer-to-peer collaboration. At the heart of this book is a model that supports powerful professional learning that increases educator effectiveness and results for every student.
Provides ongoing advice and counsel on how to master the entire spectrum of duties that teacher leaders are expected to accomplish.
Discusses the six most pervasive problem areas in high school education today, and what schools are doing to connect with students, personalize learning, differentiate instruction, and make high school curriculum more relevant.
This book helps instructors identify best practices and create positive classroom environments that optimize learning for individual learners.
This book shows teachers how to create a strong foundation in algebra for very young children. It helps teacher’s foster mathematical habits of mind in students such as critical thinking, problem solving, adaptability, agility, communication, curiosity, and imagination.
This book shows teachers how to identify the students who can benefit from the middle “Yellow zone, or tier two, interventions and demonstrates how to create a targeted implementation plan that delivers results.
This resource views the partnership between principals and assistant principals as a coaching-based relationship that benefits students and schools. It offers discussion questions, activities for the assistant principal, and shared activities that help principals and their assistants to develop a shared vision for their relationship and their school, design a plan for communication and professional development, and build assistants' skills in management and leadership.
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.
Provides school principals with information on how to keep on top of the human relationships and dynamics at work in their schools.
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.
This book provides a detailed look at what's happening in Project Based Learning classrooms from the perspective of the Project Based Teacher. Included are a wide range of practical strategies and teachers' reflections along with suggestions from their classroom experiences.
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.
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.
Focuses on cultivating teacher qualities that are most apt to raise student achievement. Establishes definitive benchmarks for top-flight teacher education and professional development programs. This approach also includes teachers who work with at-risk and high-ability students.
Focuses on cultivating teacher qualities that are most apt to raise student achievement. Establishes definitive benchmarks for top-flight teacher education and professional development programs. This approach also includes teachers who work with at-risk and high-ability students. Checklists of skills and positive qualities associated with effective teacher performance are included.
In this book, the author explains how RTI fits into writing workshops, and shows how to implement tiered writing instruction in grades 2-6.
Covers the instructional, management, and assessment strategies to help teachers be more effective at educating black students.
This work explores the crucial function of data for designing, implementing, and evaluating professional learning. It includes an essay on using data in deliberate and thoughtful ways in the context of professional learning; implementation strategies that focus on analyzing student, educator, and system data and assessing progress; and a detailed case study of one district’s journey to successful use of data and how it led to measurable improvement in student achievement.
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.
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.
This book uses the framework from Webb's Depth of Knowledge to address the application of rigor to literacy instruction, offering experience-based advice along with specific examples of K–8 assessment items. Topics include standards, text complexity, close reading, student interaction, and formative assessment.
Explores the essential elements of a teacher leader framework that promotes deep implementation of effective teaching practices. Provides practical ways to support networks of teacher leaders at the school, district, and state levels.
Explores how to enhance students' memory and test-taking abilities, based on brain research. Provides ways to captivate and hold students' attention and encourage their participation and progress.
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.
Discusses how schools can exceed expectations, swiftly reduce achievement gaps, and enhance the lifetime learning of all students. Describes simple actions that can swiftly and substantially improve education and provides a set of structures and practices for improving instruction in any school.
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".
This book offers strategies for revamping how teachers assign homework and argues that homework went from being a positive practice to a hotly contested battle. It addresses a range of issues, such as teachers who fear assigning too little homework versus teachers who overwhelm students with daily assignments, the important role parents play in motivating students to complete their homework, and how homework can be used to improve student outcomes.
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.
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.
Explains critical leadership principles that every administrator needs to know including how school leaders can increase student achievement and which leadership practices have the biggest impact on school effectiveness.
Describes how to start with the school's mission and goals and develop a powerful school improvement plan focused on desired results. Explains how to use Understanding by Design's backward-design process to determine the evidence for the plan's success and to plan improvement steps in instruction and leadership roles. Provides action ideas for starting the school improvement process and keeping it going.
This book guides educators, administrators and IT staff through a step-by-step process for creating a districtwide blueprint for keeping students safe online while maintaining an appropriate level of security.
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.
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.
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.
This book explores and explains research related to creativity and its relevance in today’s standards-based, critical thinking-focused classroom.
This text provides research-based tools that are aligned with NCTM and CCSS; describes diagnostic methods for error analysis that pinpoint specific student misconceptions; supplies specific intervention strategies and activities; and includes tools for analyzing student work and providing interventions within an RTI framework.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Explores numerous summarization strategies, including all of the steps and examples educators need to start using summarization to improve students' comprehension and boost their long-term memory.
Provides information on how to transform a supervisory system into a performance-based model that connects to student achievement and teacher professional development.
Focuses on supporting students by differentiating instruction, using scaffolds and interventions, being inclusive and positive, and responding to 21st century learning challenges.
Provides a leadership plan and action steps that will build on students' literacy skills and intervene with students who falter. Includes strategies to integrate literacy and learning across the content areas; support structures that involve teachers, administrators, parents, and community members in your literacy program; and examples of school environments that sustain literacy development.
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.
This book provides a guide for teachers from K-8 through high school to enrich technological skills, social development, and digital aptitude in the classroom.
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.
Provides a foundation for developing and supporting highly committed teacher leaders. Including advice for administrators and practical tips for experienced and aspiring teacher leaders, this book presents a clear plan for ensuring that teacher leadership is a powerful force for school improvement.
Explains how proven coaching strategies can help teachers inspire students and boost their performance in any subject and grade level. Discusses why a coaching environment creates more student motivation and higher engagement, and provides the strategies and techniques that winning coaches use to help groups and individuals work more productively, overcome difficulties, and achieve meaningful and measurable goals.
This book focuses on ways educators can use the Pathways to Re-Engagement model to create strategies and transform underachieving boys into successful learners in the classroom. Presents four large-scale studies used to discover how boys learn best, and provides lesson plans, and anecdotes from real teachers of all grade levels.
This book provides suggestions on how to develop curriculum and instruction that are responsive to students’ needs across English/language arts, science, social studies, mathematics, visual space, and music and drama.
Provides help to teachers, in every subject area, become expert teachers of English language learners (ELL).
This book covers the basics of effective mathematical communication and offers specific strategies for teaching students how to speak and write about math.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This publication helps educators use tablets for modeling, guided instruction, collaborative learning, independent learning, and formative assessment.
Explores how to improve student achievement and create a more effective classroom by applying brain research to teaching. Includes insights on how students are wired for learning and how their learning behaviors change as they mature.
The book is filled with a collection of literacy tools, such as virtual book clubs, video and animated book talks, and writer’s wikis, as well as strategies for leveraging these resources in class. Educators at all levels can use the resources and instructional methods in this book to boost digital literacy for all students.
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.
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.
This guide offers tools for finding excellence in schools, scaling practices across learning communities, and transforming low-performing schools into high-performing schools. His five-step process includes: identifying and assessing excellence, creating an action plan, assigning resources such as time, materials, etc., transferring excellence in the form of knowledge and skills throughout the school and district, and sustaining the excellence.
Reading like a collection of daily reflections, this book presents short, digestible lessons for school improvement with themes such as: prevention trumps remediation, context always matters, and school improvement is about layering small gains. Readers will discover what works, what doesn’t, and what matters most in the world of high-stakes testing and accountability.
Presents a model for ensuring quality teaching that balances the necessity of research-based data with the equally vital need to understand the strengths and weaknesses of individual students.
Explores learning settings, pedagogical tools, and instructional approaches that any school can adopt to inspire students of all ages to discover their passion for learning.
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.
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.
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.
Includes common misconceptions about differentiation; nonnegotiables that are essential to the implementation of differentiated instruction; factors that contribute to failure to change classroom practice; leadership lessons for accomplishing the change process; tools for monitoring and evaluating the change toward differentiation; and characteristics of staff development practices that support differentiated instruction.
This book outlines an "equity framework" to implement institutional equity in schools and school systems. It provides a foundation for educational leaders and teachers to achieve equity by addressing systemic limitations, racism, and biases.
Explores how educators are tackling major challenges in math education including: emphasizing algebraic thinking, problem solving, and communication; connecting math activities to larger purposes and everyday experiences; differentiating instruction based on students' learning styles, interests, and readiness levels; and helping teachers use classroom assessment to guide instruction.
Provides program ideas and practices that will prepare school science programs for stricter new learning objectives and performance goals.
This text provides a method for carefully implementing research-informed, proven school improvement initiatives. It defines the skills students most need now and what it will mean for them to have mastered those skills; takes formative assessment to a systemic level of implementation; and details how to collaborate with colleagues so that the focus is learning for both students and the adults.
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.
Contains strategies for a successful literacy coaching initiative including: roles and responsibilities of literacy coaches; keys to building positive collaboration among literacy coaches, support staff, and faculty members; fundamentals of adult learning that apply in a coaching relationship; ideas to help you monitor the effectiveness of your initiative; and ways to communicate effectively to students and fellow teachers.
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.
Provides research-based pathways that teachers can take, regardless of their experience, to grow professionally and aim for truly inspired teaching.
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.
Provides school leadership actions and guideposts that will lead to higher student achievement.
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.
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.
This book provides an expanding awareness of equity issues to principals, district leaders, and school equity committees. Readers will discover how to create a learning community that erases achievement gaps and welcomes students of all backgrounds, including students of color, students with disabilities, and students of poverty.
This guide walks principals through the curriculum development and renewal process, incorporating the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC) and the Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC) standards for principals as they relate to curriculum leadership.
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.
This book describes a leadership philosophy based on the search for wisdom through personal reflection and community. The authors share their experience with this leadership style and document the sustainable results of transformational leaders working with teachers as partners rather than adversaries.
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.
This book provides all the notes you'll need to shake up your classroom, including playlists customized for specific purposes like reducing stress or increasing focus, tips and tricks for accessing all your tunes easily and inexpensively, and sample lessons for across all grade levels.
This book provides school administrators with an initial guide to establishing a strong math culture, including developing common tasks, getting buy-in, and suggestions for monitoring, supporting, and sustaining improvement.
Provides teaching strategies for every grade and subject, with dozens of variations and steps and examples for how to implement them. Instructs teachers on how to choose the right strategy, matching strategy to instructional objectives.
Provides a systematic structure and steps for conducting teacher interviews at district and school levels.
This book explains how and why leaders should use technology and outlines what should be in every leader’s digital toolkit.
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.
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.
This book presents the five I’s: information, images, interaction, inquiry, and innovation, and how they relate to developing students’ critical and creative thinking skills. It provides step-by-step procedures for teaching 12 key thinking skills and shares lesson examples from teachers.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Explains what formative assessment really is, and how to use this approach to improve teaching, learning, classroom climate, teacher professional development, and school performance.
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.
This book addresses the gap between classroom practice and the principles of educational psychology. It covers recent advances in research and theory on human learning and teaching. Its integrated model shows teachers, school leaders, and district administrators how to establish a data culture and transform quantitative and qualitative data into actionable knowledge based on assessment, statistics, instructional and differentiated psychology, and classroom management.
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.
This book provides detailed case studies from all grade levels to illustrate reading assessment done well. It also includes 15 reproducible forms and checklists that teachers and administrators can use to optimize their reading assessment efforts.
Provides a framework for good design--of curriculum, assessment, and instruction--focused on developing and deepening understanding of important ideas. Explains how educators can design learning experiences that make it much more likely that students understand content and apply it in meaningful ways.
This book aims to encourage schools to become more innovative and entrepreneurial, finding better ways to help students learn. The process involves seven steps: starting with moral purpose, unleashing curiosity, building on bright spots, peer coaching toward precision, leading from the inside out, and moving the goal posts.
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.
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.
This book provides a roadmap for using formative assessment to differentiate mathematics instruction for students in Grades 4-10, using strategies ideal for a Response to Intervention (RTI) model.
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.
This book provides a practical guide of ensuring that all students have equitable access to high-quality curriculum and instruction in multicultural and language diverse classrooms.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This book explains how to improve students’ problem solving and creativity through “possibility thinking” and “lesson unplanning,” and includes four basic action principles for designing and solving complex challenges. It also presents steps for developing legacy challenges to foster lasting contributions.
This book organizes clusters of strategies for teaching math in grades 6 through 12. For each of the 80 strategies, includes a summary of supporting research, the NCTM and Common Core Standards it meets, classroom applications, precautions and pitfalls, and primary sources for further reading and research.
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.
Provides information for schools and teachers on how to improve student achievement. Discusses which instructional strategies really work; why data is a critical component to school improvement; how important collegiality and professional development are; and what types of parental and community involvement make a difference.
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.
In this book, the authors show new teachers how to flourish by building on the assets of their students and the students’ families.