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Argument-Driven Inquiry in Biology, ed. , v.
Argument-Driven Inquiry in Biology, ed. , v.

Argument-Driven Inquiry in Biology, ed. , v.

This book will provide you with the materials you need to start using argument-driven inquiry in biology lab instruction. It contains an introduction to the stages of this method—from question identification, data analysis, and argument development and evaluation to double-blind peer review and report revision. It also offers field-tested labs that cover molecules and organisms, ecosystems, heredity, and biological evolution.

Argument-Driven Inquiry in Chemistry, ed. , v.
Argument-Driven Inquiry in Chemistry, ed. , v.

Argument-Driven Inquiry in Chemistry, ed. , v.

Transform your chemistry labs with this guide to argument-driven inquiry. Designed to be much more authentic for instruction than traditional laboratory activities, the investigations in this book give high school students the opportunity to work the way scientists do. They learn to identify questions, develop models, collect and analyze data, generate arguments, and critique and revise their reports.

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

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

This book will help you bring the benefits of argument-driven inquiry to your middle school life science classes. It provides field-tested labs in four broad areas of life science--molecules and organisms, ecosystems, biological evolution, and heredity--to help your students learn how to read, write, speak, and use math in the context of science. The students will design their own method, develop models, collect and analyze data, and critique information.

Be a Winner! A Science Teacher’s Guide to Writing Successful Grant Proposals, ed. , v.
Be a Winner! A Science Teacher’s Guide to Writing Successful Grant Proposals, ed. , v.

Be a Winner! A Science Teacher’s Guide to Writing Successful Grant Proposals, ed. , v.

This book takes you step by step through the writing process. You’ll learn the top 10 reasons to write a grant proposal, how to identify and refine proposal ideas, the basic components of every proposal, the ins and outs of submitting a proposal, and how to manage a funded project.

Becoming a Responsive Science Teacher, ed. , v.
Becoming a Responsive Science Teacher, ed. , v.

Becoming a Responsive Science Teacher, ed. , v.

This book offers a philosophical framework for understanding the beginnings of scientific thinking in high school students. It provides suggestions for how to use the case studies to practice recognizing, interpreting, and responding to the vital nuances of your own students’ thinking in real time.

Bringing STEM to the Elementary Classroom, ed. , v.
Bringing STEM to the Elementary Classroom, ed. , v.

Bringing STEM to the Elementary Classroom, ed. , v.

This book provides a comprehensive source of classroom-tested STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) investigations. It provides 36 lessons conveniently organized into grade-level bands grounded in science education research and designed to encourage learning across disciplines.

Citizen Science, ed. , v.
Citizen Science, ed. , v.

Citizen Science, ed. , v.

This book provides a straightforward goal: to inspire you to engage your students through public collaboration in scientific research—also known as citizen science. It is specifically designed to get you comfortable using citizen science to support independent inquiry through which your students can learn both content and process skills.

Creative Writing in Science, ed. , v.
Creative Writing in Science, ed. , v.

Creative Writing in Science, ed. , v.

This classroom resource book features activities that integrate writing with content in life science, Earth and space sciences, and engineering and physical sciences for grades 3–12.

Diagnosis for Classroom Success, Teacher Edition, ed. , v.
Diagnosis for Classroom Success, Teacher Edition, ed. , v.

Diagnosis for Classroom Success, Teacher Edition, ed. , v.

This book gets your students deeply involved in inquiry-based science as it acquaints them with major body systems, sickle cell anemia, HIV, pregnancy, and diabetes. This Teacher Edition (which includes the Student Edition) provides rubrics, answer keys, and prep tips to use before, during, and after the lessons.

Doing Good Science in Middle School, ed. , v.
Doing Good Science in Middle School, ed. , v.

Doing Good Science in Middle School, ed. , v.

The book contains big-picture concepts, such as how to understand middle school learners and explore the nature of science with them. It provides a comprehensive overview of science and engineering practices, STEM, and inquiry-based middle school science instruction.

Even More Picture-Perfect Science Lessons, ed. , v.
Even More Picture-Perfect Science Lessons, ed. , v.

Even More Picture-Perfect Science Lessons, ed. , v.

The book provides teacher-friendly lessons, strong standards-based science content, and a kid-magnet formula that will get your students engrossed in science while they improve their reading skills.

Exemplary College Science Teaching, ed. , v.
Exemplary College Science Teaching, ed. , v.

Exemplary College Science Teaching, ed. , v.

The book provides inspiration to alter your teaching methods to match new standards and new times focusing exclusively on college science teaching. It offers 16 examples of college teaching that builds on what students learned in high school.

Exemplary Science, ed. , v.
Exemplary Science, ed. , v.

Exemplary Science, ed. , v.

This book provides an overview of current research on quality professional development and how it aligns with the National Science Education Standards. It includes fourteen professional development programs that provide real-life models of how to train current or future teachers to carry out the constructivist, inquiry-based approach recommended by the Standards.

Exemplary STEM Programs, ed. , v.
Exemplary STEM Programs, ed. , v.

Exemplary STEM Programs, ed. , v.

This book tells the stories of 24 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics programs that connect with the Next Generation Science Standards and lead to successful student learning.

Hard-to-Teach Biology Concepts, ed. 2, v.
Hard-to-Teach Biology Concepts, ed. 2, v.

Hard-to-Teach Biology Concepts, ed. 2, v.

This book is designed to support instructors as they plan and implement NGSS-aligned lessons that will engage students with biology concepts that many find especially challenging.

Including Students with Disabilities in Advanced Science Classes, ed. , v.
Including Students with Disabilities in Advanced Science Classes, ed. , v.

Including Students with Disabilities in Advanced Science Classes, ed. , v.

This book helps teachers think of new ways to design instruction with individual needs in mind, find new and creative ways to manage lab experiments, overcome fears of behavioral flare-ups in the classroom, and become more confident when working with special education counterparts and the IEP team.

Inquiring Scientists, Inquiring Readers, ed. , v.
Inquiring Scientists, Inquiring Readers, ed. , v.

Inquiring Scientists, Inquiring Readers, ed. , v.

This book helps teachers blend literacy into elementary science instruction. It shows them how to teach science using a variety of nonfiction text sets (such as field guides, reference books, and narrative expository texts) and replace individual lessons with a learning-cycle format (including hands-on investigations, readings, directed discussion, and problem solving).

Introducing Teachers and Administrators to the NGSS, ed. , v.
Introducing Teachers and Administrators to the NGSS, ed. , v.

Introducing Teachers and Administrators to the NGSS, ed. , v.

This book features activities and useful advice for guiding teachers and administrators as they put NGSS standards into practice in the classroom.

It’s Debatable! Using Socioscientific Issues to Develop Scientific Literacy, K-12, ed. , v.
It’s Debatable! Using Socioscientific Issues to Develop Scientific Literacy, K-12, ed. , v.

It’s Debatable! Using Socioscientific Issues to Develop Scientific Literacy, K-12, ed. , v.

This book encourages scientific literacy by showing you how to teach the understanding and thinking skills your students need to explore real-world questions.

Models and Approaches to STEM Professional Development, ed. , v.
Models and Approaches to STEM Professional Development, ed. , v.

Models and Approaches to STEM Professional Development, ed. , v.

This book highlights professional development models and approaches used by several states and districts to significantly improve teaching and learning in one or more areas of STEM education, with significant emphasis on science and, to a lesser degree, mathematics education.

NGSS for All Students, ed. , v.
NGSS for All Students, ed. , v.

NGSS for All Students, ed. , v.

This book portrays real teaching scenarios written by the teachers on the NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards) Diversity and Equity Team. The seven authentic case studies vividly illustrate research and standards-based classroom strategies you can use to engage diverse demographic groups.

Once Upon an Earth Science Book, ed. , v.
Once Upon an Earth Science Book, ed. , v.

Once Upon an Earth Science Book, ed. , v.

This book provides everything needed to boost students’ skills in both science and reading. Starting with advice on teaching reading comprehension strategies to middle school students, it also provides hands-on science activities, readings that cover important earth science concepts and support the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS),writing activities that prompt students to connect what they did with what they read, and assessment exercises.

Problem-Based Learning in the Life Science Classroom, K–12, ed. , v.
Problem-Based Learning in the Life Science Classroom, K–12, ed. , v.

Problem-Based Learning in the Life Science Classroom, K–12, ed. , v.

This book explores problem-based learning (PBL) in the life sciences curriculum. It shows how to engage students with scenarios that represent real-world science in the areas of life cycles, ecology, genetics, and cellular metabolism, and will prompt K–12 learners to work collaboratively on analyzing problems, asking questions, posing hypotheses, finding needed information, and then constructing a proposed solution.

Reimagining the Science Department, ed. , v.
Reimagining the Science Department, ed. , v.

Reimagining the Science Department, ed. , v.

This book invites the reader to reassess past and current practices in science departments and to rethink the future for teachers and students in their own science classrooms.

Science Fair Warm-Up, Teachers Guide, ed. , v.
Science Fair Warm-Up, Teachers Guide, ed. , v.

Science Fair Warm-Up, Teachers Guide, ed. , v.

This guide is based on the constructivist view that makes students responsible for their own learning and aims to prepare both teachers and students for science fair success.

Science for the Next Generation, ed. , v.
Science for the Next Generation, ed. , v.

Science for the Next Generation, ed. , v.

This book provides background, content, and practices sciences teachers need to implement the new standards at the K-5 level.

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

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.

Science Stories You Can Count On, ed. , v.
Science Stories You Can Count On, ed. , v.

Science Stories You Can Count On, ed. , v.

This book features real case studies with quantitative reasoning skills enmeshed in the story line to help teach biology and show its relevance to the lives of future citizens.

Scientific Argumentation in Biology, ed. , v.
Scientific Argumentation in Biology, ed. , v.

Scientific Argumentation in Biology, ed. , v.

This resource will help teachers improve high school students’ understanding of argumentation and evidence-based reasoning. It combines theory, practice, and biology content.

Solar Science, ed. , v.
Solar Science, ed. , v.

Solar Science, ed. , v.

This book offers hands-on, inquiry-based activities on many aspects of solar astronomy. The activities cover the Sun’s motions, space weather caused by the Sun, the measurement of time and seasons in our daily lives, and more.

Teaching Conceptual Understanding in Science, ed. , v.
Teaching Conceptual Understanding in Science, ed. , v.

Teaching Conceptual Understanding in Science, ed. , v.

This book explores where science education has been and where it’s going. It emphasizes how knowing the history and nature of science can help educators engage in teaching for conceptual understanding and conceptual change, and stresses the importance of formative assessment.

Teaching Energy Across the Sciences, K-12, ed. , v.
Teaching Energy Across the Sciences, K-12, ed. , v.

Teaching Energy Across the Sciences, K-12, ed. , v.

This book offers the strategies and tools needed to help students understand energy as a concept.

The Basics of Data Literacy, ed. , v.
The Basics of Data Literacy, ed. , v.

The Basics of Data Literacy, ed. , v.

This book teaches you how to help your students understand data. In turn, they learn how to collect, summarize, and analyze statistics inside and outside the classroom. Provides an introduction to types of variables and data, ways to structure and interpret data tables, simple statistics, and survey basics from a student perspective.

The BSCS 5E Instructional Model, ed. , v.
The BSCS 5E Instructional Model, ed. , v.

The BSCS 5E Instructional Model, ed. , v.

This book will help you create more teachable moments in your classroom through the use of the five phases of the BCBS model: engage, explore, explain, elaborate, and evaluate. It also explores the historical idea of what can be considered instructional models and education research that supports them; explains how to connect the model to NGSS, STEM education, and 21st-century skills; and weaves a narrative that encompasses education research and the psychology of learning.

The Case for STEM Education, ed. , v.
The Case for STEM Education, ed. , v.

The Case for STEM Education, ed. , v.

The book starts by putting STEM in context. The early chapters outline the challenges facing STEM education, draw lessons from the Sputnik moment of the 1950s and 1960s, and contrast contemporary STEM with other education reforms. The author then explores appropriate roles for the federal government as well as states, districts, and individual schools. Finally, the book offers several ideas you can use to develop actual action plans for STEM.

The Feedback Loop, ed. , v.
The Feedback Loop, ed. , v.

The Feedback Loop, ed. , v.

Drawing on research-based findings and the experiences of both new and veteran classroom teachers, this guide offers practical ideas for middle and high school teachers, regardless of discipline. The first chapters introduce the Feedback Loop framework; highlight the four elements of goals, tools, data, and inferences; and explore how to close the loop by connecting inferences and goals through feedback. Later chapters show how to use the full loop to inform your instruction.

The New Science Teacher's Handbook, ed. , v.
The New Science Teacher's Handbook, ed. , v.

The New Science Teacher's Handbook, ed. , v.

In this book, you will learn 12 specific steps that will help you on your way to becoming a skilled classroom teacher. Includes actual experiences that happened within one of the authors’ classrooms, what the authors learned from the experiences, multiple solutions you can choose from to fit your concerns and school environment, how the classroom looks after implementing the steps for success, and resources you can turn to if you want to explore each topic in more detail.

The NSTA Quick-Reference Guide to the NGSS, Elementary School, ed. , v.
The NSTA Quick-Reference Guide to the NGSS, Elementary School, ed. , v.

The NSTA Quick-Reference Guide to the NGSS, Elementary School, ed. , v.

This guide provides “cheat sheets” and other tools to assist science educators with the implementation of NGSS, including appropriate performance expectations; disciplinary core ideas; practices; crosscutting concepts; connections to engineering, technology, and applications of science; and connections to nature of science.

The NSTA Quick-Reference Guide to the NGSS, High School, ed. , v.
The NSTA Quick-Reference Guide to the NGSS, High School, ed. , v.

The NSTA Quick-Reference Guide to the NGSS, High School, ed. , v.

This guide provides performance expectations; disciplinary core ideas; practices; crosscutting concepts; connections to engineering, technology, and applications of science; and connections to nature of science. It is designed to be used with the NGSS.

The NSTA Quick-Reference Guide to the NGSS, K-12, ed. , v.
The NSTA Quick-Reference Guide to the NGSS, K-12, ed. , v.

The NSTA Quick-Reference Guide to the NGSS, K-12, ed. , v.

This guide provides performance expectations; disciplinary core ideas; practices; crosscutting concepts; connections to engineering, technology, and applications of science; and connections to nature of science. It is designed to be used with the NGSS.

The NSTA Quick-Reference Guide to the NGSS, Middle School, ed. , v.
The NSTA Quick-Reference Guide to the NGSS, Middle School, ed. , v.

The NSTA Quick-Reference Guide to the NGSS, Middle School, ed. , v.

This guide provides performance expectations; disciplinary core ideas; practices; crosscutting concepts; connections to engineering, technology, and applications of science; and connections to nature of science. It is designed to be used with the NGSS.

The NSTA Reader's Guide to A Framework for K-12 Science Education, ed. 2, v.
The NSTA Reader's Guide to A Framework for K-12 Science Education, ed. 2, v.

The NSTA Reader's Guide to A Framework for K-12 Science Education, ed. 2, v.

Unpacks the three key dimensions of the Framework for K-12 Science Education—scientific and engineering practices, crosscutting concepts, and core ideas in each specific discipline—allowing teachers, administrators, curriculum developers, university professors, and others to more easily grasp how the NGSS differ from previous standards. Includes essays by key leaders in science education, each further explaining the Framework.

The NSTA Reader's Guide to the Next Generation Science Standards, ed. , v.
The NSTA Reader's Guide to the Next Generation Science Standards, ed. , v.

The NSTA Reader's Guide to the Next Generation Science Standards, ed. , v.

This guide offers teachers, principals, district and state administrators -- anyone with a vested interest in improving the quality of science education -- tools needed to absorb the new standards and begin to implement them into classroom practices.

The Power of Questioning, ed. , v.
The Power of Questioning, ed. , v.

The Power of Questioning, ed. , v.

This book takes questioning in the K–6 classroom to a new level while emphasizing the interconnected nature of instruction. Instead of having your students look for the answer, you allow them to raise other questions as they investigate the topic further.

Translating the NGSS for Classroom Instruction, ed. , v.
Translating the NGSS for Classroom Instruction, ed. , v.

Translating the NGSS for Classroom Instruction, ed. , v.

This book provides essential guidance for everyone from teachers to school administrators to district and state science coordinators. It includes an introduction to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) with examples of the standards translated to classroom instruction in elementary, middle, and high school, and assistance in adapting current units of instruction to align with the standards.

Uncovering Student Ideas in Earth and Environmental Science, ed. , v.
Uncovering Student Ideas in Earth and Environmental Science, ed. , v.

Uncovering Student Ideas in Earth and Environmental Science, ed. , v.

This book offers 32 engaging questions, or probes, that can reveal what your students already know—or think they know—about core Earth and environmental science concepts. Armed with those insights, you can use the probes' teacher notes to adjust your approach and present the science in grade-appropriate ways so students will learn the content accurately.

Uncovering Student Ideas in Physical Science, ed. , v.
Uncovering Student Ideas in Physical Science, ed. , v.

Uncovering Student Ideas in Physical Science, ed. , v.

This book offers 39 new formative assessment probes, with a focus on electric charge, electric current, and magnets and electromagnetism. It can help you do everything from demystify electromagnetic fields to explain the real reason balloons stick to the wall after you rub them on your hair.

Uncovering Student Ideas in Primary Science, ed. , v.
Uncovering Student Ideas in Primary Science, ed. , v.

Uncovering Student Ideas in Primary Science, ed. , v.

This book offers 8 life science probes, 11 physical science probes, and 6 Earth and space science probes that target K–2 disciplinary core ideas.

Using Physical Science Gadgets and Gizmos, Grades 3–5, ed. , v.
Using Physical Science Gadgets and Gizmos, Grades 3–5, ed. , v.

Using Physical Science Gadgets and Gizmos, Grades 3–5, ed. , v.

This book offers 30 experiments to let your elementary school students explore a variety of phenomena involved with speed, friction and air resistance, gravity, air pressure, electricity, electric circuits, magnetism, and energy.

Using Physical Science Gadgets and Gizmos, Grades 6–8, ed. , v.
Using Physical Science Gadgets and Gizmos, Grades 6–8, ed. , v.

Using Physical Science Gadgets and Gizmos, Grades 6–8, ed. , v.

This book offers 35 experiments covering topics including pressure and force, thermodynamics, energy, light and color, resonance, and buoyancy.

Using Physics Gadgets and Gizmos, Grades 9–12, ed. , v.
Using Physics Gadgets and Gizmos, Grades 9–12, ed. , v.

Using Physics Gadgets and Gizmos, Grades 9–12, ed. , v.

This book offers 54 experiments to encourage your high school students to explore a variety of phenomena involved with pressure and force, thermodynamics, energy, light and color, resonance, buoyancy, two-dimensional motion, angular momentum, magnetism, and electromagnetic induction.

What Are They Thinking? Promoting Elementary Learning Through Formative Assessment, ed. , v.
What Are They Thinking? Promoting Elementary Learning Through Formative Assessment, ed. , v.

What Are They Thinking? Promoting Elementary Learning Through Formative Assessment, ed. , v.

This book will help draw out and then recognize what students know—or think they know—about the natural world. It provides easy-to-grasp explanations and advice that tell how to encourage evidence-based discussion and then monitor students’ understanding.

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

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.

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

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.

More Everyday Engineering, ed. , v.
More Everyday Engineering, ed. , v.

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.

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

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.

Disciplinary Core Ideas, ed. , v.
Disciplinary Core Ideas, ed. , v.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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.

Big Data Small Devices, ed. , v.
Big Data Small Devices, ed. , v.

Big Data Small Devices, ed. , v.

This book is designed for Earth and environmental science teachers who want to help students work with large data sets via their devices, to investigate the world around them, and detect patterns among phenomena related to the atmosphere, biosphere, geosphere, hydrosphere, and seasons.

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

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.

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

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.

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

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

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 Power of Investigating, ed. , v.
The Power of Investigating, ed. , v.

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.

Perspectives on Science Education, ed. , v.
Perspectives on Science Education, ed. , v.

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.

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

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.

Creating a STEM Culture for Teaching and Learning, ed. , v.
Creating a STEM Culture for Teaching and Learning, ed. , v.

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.

Argument-Driven Inquiry in Physics, ed. , v. 1
Argument-Driven Inquiry in Physics, ed. , v. 1

Argument-Driven Inquiry in Physics, ed. , v. 1

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

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.

Beyond the Egg Drop, ed. , v.
Beyond the Egg Drop, ed. , v.

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.

Eureka!, ed. , v.
Eureka!, ed. , v.

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.

Adventures With Arthropods, ed. , v.
Adventures With Arthropods, ed. , v.

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.

Building the Science Department, ed. , v.
Building the Science Department, ed. , v.

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.

New Teacher Collection

The New Teacher Toolbox, ed. 2, v.
The New Teacher Toolbox, ed. 2, v.

The New Teacher Toolbox, ed. 2, v.

This is a guide for novice teachers that covers the essentials for getting off to a good start. This edition includes a number of new tips, from establishing an ideal classroom environment to making it through teacher evaluations.

From Lesson Plans to Power Struggles, Grades 6-12, ed. , v.
From Lesson Plans to Power Struggles, Grades 6-12, ed. , v.

From Lesson Plans to Power Struggles, Grades 6-12, ed. , v.

Offering classroom management solutions for beginning secondary school teachers from their peers, this resource presents instructional/disciplinary cases and helps identify when problems relate to lesson delivery or discipline.

Becoming a Win-Win Teacher, ed. , v.
Becoming a Win-Win Teacher, ed. , v.

Becoming a Win-Win Teacher, ed. , v.

Addresses the issues new teachers face and provides practical ideas in a wide range of helpful topics, including what keeps so many schools rooted in win-lose philosophies and practices.

Toolkit for Mentor Practice, ed. , v.
Toolkit for Mentor Practice, ed. , v.

Toolkit for Mentor Practice, ed. , v.

This all-in-one resource combines data collection tools with a mentoring process that helps improve the confidence, practices, and effectiveness of new teachers.

The New Elementary Teacher's Handbook, ed. 3, v.
The New Elementary Teacher's Handbook, ed. 3, v.

The New Elementary Teacher's Handbook, ed. 3, v.

This book walks new teachers through their first days and offers tips on technology, differentiated instruction, and planning effective standards-based lessons.

40 Active Learning Strategies for the Inclusive Classroom, Grades K-5, ed. , v.
40 Active Learning Strategies for the Inclusive Classroom, Grades K-5, ed. , v.

40 Active Learning Strategies for the Inclusive Classroom, Grades K-5, ed. , v.

Text explores ways of creating inclusive K-5 classrooms by utilizing such concepts as brain-based learning, differentiated instruction, and information processing.

Strategies for Successful Classroom Management, ed. , v.
Strategies for Successful Classroom Management, ed. , v.

Strategies for Successful Classroom Management, ed. , v.

This practical resource offers the best motivational practices that make difficult students want to behave. This book emphasizes specific things to say and do to stop most problems before they start and how to handle disruptive student incidents without losing your dignity or attacking theirs.

The New Teacher Revolution, ed. , v.
The New Teacher Revolution, ed. , v.

The New Teacher Revolution, ed. , v.

In this book, author Josh Stumpenhorst, recently named Illinois Teacher of the Year, details how to maximize teacher effectiveness with methods such as thinking outside the box, with a focus on building student relationships on trust and respect rather than fear and punishment; rethinking homework and letter grades; and leveraging technology by not treating it as a “shiny toy”, but rather understanding its power as a tool for rapid progress.

Leadership

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

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.

Balanced Leadership for Powerful Learning, ed. , v.
Balanced Leadership for Powerful Learning, ed. , v.

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.

Building Equity, ed. , v.
Building Equity, ed. , v.

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.

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

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.

Common Core Mathematics Standards, ed. , v.
Common Core Mathematics Standards, ed. , v.

Common Core Mathematics Standards, ed. , v.

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

Community-Based Learning, ed. , v.
Community-Based Learning, ed. , v.

Community-Based Learning, ed. , v.

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

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

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.

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

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.

A Culturally Proficient Response to the Common Core, ed. , v.
A Culturally Proficient Response to the Common Core, ed. , v.

A Culturally Proficient Response to the Common Core, ed. , v.

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

Culturize, ed. , v.
Culturize, ed. , v.

Culturize, ed. , v.

This book shares insights into what it takes to cultivate a community of learners who embody the innately human traits our world desperately needs, such as kindness, honesty, and compassion.

Designing Schools for Meaningful Professional Learning, ed. , v.
Designing Schools for Meaningful Professional Learning, ed. , v.

Designing Schools for Meaningful Professional Learning, ed. , v.

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

Detracking for Excellence and Equity, ed. , v.
Detracking for Excellence and Equity, ed. , v.

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.

Escaping The School Leader's Dunk Tank, ed. , v.
Escaping The School Leader's Dunk Tank, ed. , v.

Escaping The School Leader's Dunk Tank, ed. , v.

Through real-life stories and by sharing insightful research, this book equips school leaders with the practical knowledge and emotional tools necessary to survive discrimination, bad politics, revenge, and ego-driven coworkers.

Excellence Through Equity, ed. , v.
Excellence Through Equity, ed. , v.

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.

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

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 Four O'Clock Faculty, ed. , v.
The Four O'Clock Faculty, ed. , v.

The Four O'Clock Faculty, ed. , v.

This book identifies ways in which educators can make their professional development meaningful, efficient, and, above all, relevant both to themselves and their colleagues.

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

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.

Igniting Teacher Leadership, ed. , v.
Igniting Teacher Leadership, ed. , v.

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.

Intentional and Targeted Teaching, ed. , v.
Intentional and Targeted Teaching, ed. , v.

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.

Leadership Coaching for Educators, ed. 2, v.
Leadership Coaching for Educators, ed. 2, v.

Leadership Coaching for Educators, ed. 2, v.

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

Leading an Inclusive School, ed. , v.
Leading an Inclusive School, ed. , v.

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.

Learning Transformed, ed. , v.
Learning Transformed, ed. , v.

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.

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

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.

On Being a Teacher, ed. , v.
On Being a Teacher, ed. , v.

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.

On Developing Readers, ed. , v.
On Developing Readers, ed. , v.

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.

On Formative Assessment, ed. , v.
On Formative Assessment, ed. , v.

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.

On Poverty and Learning, ed. , v.
On Poverty and Learning, ed. , v.

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.

Perspectives on Science Education, ed. , v.
Perspectives on Science Education, ed. , v.

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.

The Principal 50, ed. , v.
The Principal 50, ed. , v.

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.

The Principal Influence, ed. , v.
The Principal Influence, ed. , v.

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.

Qualities of Effective Principals, ed. , v.
Qualities of Effective Principals, ed. , v.

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.

STEM Leadership, ed. , v.
STEM Leadership, ed. , v.

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.

Retaining New Teachers, ed. , v.
Retaining New Teachers, ed. , v.

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 School Improvement Specialist Field Guide, ed. , v.
The School Improvement Specialist Field Guide, ed. , v.

The School Improvement Specialist Field Guide, ed. , v.

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

Social LEADia, ed. , v.
Social LEADia, ed. , v.

Social LEADia, ed. , v.

This book addresses the need to shift our conversations at school and at home from digital citizenship to digital leadership. Since technology is here to stay, so our students must be educated, empowered, and inspired to use social media to learn and share learning and their voices, address inequality, and be a positive influence in others’ lives. It introduces the reader to some amazing kids who are leveraging social media in positive and powerful ways.

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

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.

When Treating All the Kids the Same Is the Real Problem, ed. , v.
When Treating All the Kids the Same Is the Real Problem, ed. , v.

When Treating All the Kids the Same Is the Real Problem, ed. , v.

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

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

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.

Lead Like a Pirate, ed. , v.
Lead Like a Pirate, ed. , v.

Lead Like a Pirate, ed. , v.

This book explains how to design classroom experiences that encourage students to take risks and explore their passions in a stimulating, motivating, and supportive environment where improvement, rather than grades, is the focus.

Leading for DIfferentiation, ed. , v.
Leading for DIfferentiation, ed. , v.

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.

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

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.

Start. Right. Now., ed. , v.
Start. Right. Now., ed. , v.

Start. Right. Now., ed. , v.

This book provides an overall framework for achieving and sustaining excellence over time; excellent leaders and teachers Know the Way, Show the Way, Go the Way, and Grow Each Day.

Domain 1: Planning and Preparation

Preparing Teachers for Three-Dimensional Instruction, ed. , v.
Preparing Teachers for Three-Dimensional Instruction, ed. , v.

Preparing Teachers for Three-Dimensional Instruction, ed. , v.

This book provides examples of teaching models that fulfill the intent of the Next Generation Science Standards, including professional development, preparation courses, and ways to enlist the support of business community and other partners.

Instructional Sequence Matters, Grades 6-8, ed. , v.
Instructional Sequence Matters, Grades 6-8, ed. , v.

Instructional Sequence Matters, Grades 6-8, ed. , v.

This book shows how to make simple shifts in the way teachers arrange and combine activities to improve student learning. It also makes it easy to put the NGSS into practice. After explaining why sequencing is so important, the author provides a complete self-guided tour to becoming an “explore-before-explain” teacher.

Reading Nature, ed. , v.
Reading Nature, ed. , v.

Reading Nature, ed. , v.

This book helps teachers encourage students to look at the living world and ask not only “Why?” but also “How do we know?” It provides a window into science ideas and practices, and includes context and relevant data for the investigations with supplementary teacher questions and prompts.

Engineering in the Life Sciences, 9-12, ed. , v.
Engineering in the Life Sciences, 9-12, ed. , v.

Engineering in the Life Sciences, 9-12, ed. , v.

This book helps secondary life science teachers who are receptive to engineering ideas but struggle to develop age-appropriate, standards-based lessons. Offers open-ended design challenges for presenting engineering concepts in quick, engaging ways. Includes lessons that show how to use engineering concepts to enhance life science courses and draw on major content areas in biological sciences, including structures and processes, ecosystems, heredity, and biological evolution.

STEM Education Now More Than Ever, ed. , v.
STEM Education Now More Than Ever, ed. , v.

STEM Education Now More Than Ever, ed. , v.

This book helps teachers develop STEM units that address contemporary challenges in their classes, and emphasizes the importance of strong leadership from teachers and the STEM education community

Argument-Driven Inquiry in Earth and Space Science, ed. , v.
Argument-Driven Inquiry in Earth and Space Science, ed. , v.

Argument-Driven Inquiry in Earth and Space Science, ed. , v.

This book provides 23 field-tested labs that cover the universe, Earth, and weather, and helps science educators make the instructional shift to Argument-Driven Inquiry (ADI).

Designing Meaningful STEM Lessons, ed. , v.
Designing Meaningful STEM Lessons, ed. , v.

Designing Meaningful STEM Lessons, ed. , v.

This book presents 13 ready-to-use lessons in physical science, life science, and Earth and space science that help educators embed engineering, technology, and science applications into their lesson plans.

Swing Set Makeover, Grade 3, ed. , v.
Swing Set Makeover, Grade 3, ed. , v.

Swing Set Makeover, Grade 3, ed. , v.

This book provides an in-depth module that uses project- and problem-based learning. It outlines a journey that will steer students toward authentic problem solving while grounding them in integrated STEM disciplines.

Packaging Design, Grade 6, ed. , v.
Packaging Design, Grade 6, ed. , v.

Packaging Design, Grade 6, ed. , v.

This book provides an in-depth module that uses project- and problem-based learning. It outlines a journey that will steer students toward authentic problem solving while grounding them in integrated STEM disciplines.

Patterns and the Plant World, Grade 1, ed. , v.
Patterns and the Plant World, Grade 1, ed. , v.

Patterns and the Plant World, Grade 1, ed. , v.

This book is an interdisciplinary module that uses project- and problem-based learning to help young children make discoveries about a range of natural phenomena. It steers students toward authentic problem solving while grounding them in integrated STEM disciplines.

Improving Bridge Design, Grade 8, ed. , v.
Improving Bridge Design, Grade 8, ed. , v.

Improving Bridge Design, Grade 8, ed. , v.

This book provides an in-depth module that uses project- and problem-based learning. It outlines a journey that will steer students toward authentic problem solving while grounding them in integrated STEM disciplines.

Construction Materials, Grade 11, ed. , v.
Construction Materials, Grade 11, ed. , v.

Construction Materials, Grade 11, ed. , v.

This book provides an in-depth module that uses project- and problem-based learning. It outlines a journey that will steer students toward authentic problem solving while grounding them in integrated STEM disciplines.

Transportation in the Future, Grade 3, ed. , v.
Transportation in the Future, Grade 3, ed. , v.

Transportation in the Future, Grade 3, ed. , v.

This book outlines a journey that will steer your students toward authentic problem solving while grounding them in integrated STEM disciplines.

Harnessing Solar Energy, Grade 4, ed. , v.
Harnessing Solar Energy, Grade 4, ed. , v.

Harnessing Solar Energy, Grade 4, ed. , v.

This book is an interdisciplinary module that uses project- and problem-based learning to investigate energy and energy sources, with a focus on solar energy and water scarcity. It helps teachers steer students toward authentic problem solving while grounding them in integrated STEM disciplines and challenge fourth graders to use solar energy to provide the world with clean water.

Car Crashes, Grade 12, ed. , v.
Car Crashes, Grade 12, ed. , v.

Car Crashes, Grade 12, ed. , v.

This book provides an in-depth module that uses project- and problem-based learning. It outlines a journey that will steer students toward authentic problem solving while grounding them in integrated STEM disciplines.

Amusement Park of the Future, Grade 6, ed. , v.
Amusement Park of the Future, Grade 6, ed. , v.

Amusement Park of the Future, Grade 6, ed. , v.

This book provides an in-depth module that uses project- and problem-based learning. It outlines a journey that will steer students toward authentic problem solving while grounding them in integrated STEM disciplines.

Dimension 1a: Demonstrating Knowledge of Content & Pedagogy

Common Core for the Not-So-Common Learner, Grades 6-12, ed. , v.
Common Core for the Not-So-Common Learner, Grades 6-12, ed. , v.

Common Core for the Not-So-Common Learner, Grades 6-12, ed. , v.

This book provides advice, tools, and strategies to build struggling learners’ language skills in today’s Common Core climate. Included are classroom teaching practices and professional conversations that address the acquisition of content, language, and literacy.

Explicit Direct Instruction (EDI), ed. , v.
Mathematics Worksheets Don't Grow Dendrites, ed. , v.
Mathematics Worksheets Don't Grow Dendrites, ed. , v.

Mathematics Worksheets Don't Grow Dendrites, ed. , v.

This book describes the NCTM content standards and providing examples that incorporate recommendations from NCTM and other experts in the field on how best to deepen students' understanding of mathematics. The author also focuses on the core NCTM focal points for algebra, geometry, numbers and operations, data analysis and probability, problem solving, reasoning and proof, communication, connections, and representation.

Teaching Numeracy, ed. , v.
Teaching Numeracy, ed. , v.

Teaching Numeracy, ed. , v.

This book outlines nine critical thinking habits that foster numeracy, which is the ability to think through the math logically, solve problems, and apply math outside the classroom, and details practical ways to incorporate those habits into instruction.

The Go-To Guide for Engineering Curricula, Grades 9-12, ed. , v.
The Go-To Guide for Engineering Curricula, Grades 9-12, ed. , v.

The Go-To Guide for Engineering Curricula, Grades 9-12, ed. , v.

This book provides descriptions of instructional materials specifically created for—and tested in—high school science classrooms. Features include a handy table that takes you straight to the chapters most relevant to your needs, In-depth commentaries and illustrative examples that demystify engineering curricula at the high school level, and explanations of changes in the NGSS curriculum.

Inquire Within, ed. 3, v.
Inquire Within, ed. 3, v.

Inquire Within, ed. 3, v.

This third edition models what the new NGSS reform efforts looks like in day-to-day practice. New features include how to teach argumentation - a key standards requirement and 21st century career skill - and adapt existing science curricula for inquiry-based learning to meet today’s standards.

Preparing Children for Success in School and Life, ed. , v.
Preparing Children for Success in School and Life, ed. , v.

Preparing Children for Success in School and Life, ed. , v.

This book provides a research-based road map for raising respectful, responsible children who achieve to their fullest potential. The author shares brain-compatible strategies for guiding children toward personal, academic, and career success, and shows parents how to help children's brains "grow dendrites" in everyday ways such as telling them stories, using music to enhance memory, turning homework time into fun time, and allowing them freedom to draw and write.

What Really Works in Elementary Education, ed. , v.
What Really Works in Elementary Education, ed. , v.

What Really Works in Elementary Education, ed. , v.

This book discusses the methodologies which are most effective in teaching elementary school students today. Novel approaches to classroom management and strategies to engage students, as well as insights into a handful of innovative topics in instruction; including using technology, UDL, co-teaching, and assessment, are among the topics presented.

What Really Works in Secondary Education, ed. , v.
What Really Works in Secondary Education, ed. , v.

What Really Works in Secondary Education, ed. , v.

This book discusses the methodologies which are most effective in teaching secondary school students today. Novel approaches to classroom management and strategies to engage students, as well as insights into a handful of innovative topics in instruction; including using technology, UDL, co-teaching, and assessment, are among the topics presented.

Engaging Teaching Tools, ed. , v.
Engaging Teaching Tools, ed. , v.

Engaging Teaching Tools, ed. , v.

This flip book provides strategies to maximize student involvement and confidence in the learning process. It offers ways to improve questioning techniques, adjust attitudes, and involve parents, and includes a downloadable self-evaluation tool to measure student participation and guide lesson planning.

Student Voice, ed. , v.
Student Voice, ed. , v.

Student Voice, ed. , v.

This book presents 3 Guiding Principles and 8 Behaviors and Conditions that profoundly affect student success in grades K-8. Includes a handy correlation chart and group discussions, personal reflections, and extended learning opportunities for each stand-alone lesson.

Literacy Is NOT Enough, ed. , v.
Literacy Is NOT Enough, ed. , v.

Literacy Is NOT Enough, ed. , v.

This book explains how to add new components of literacy to the traditional student curriculum, including Solution Fluency, Information Fluency, Creativity Fluency, and Collaboration Fluency, so that students can succeed in a culture of technology-driven automation, abundance, and global labor markets.

Hacking The Writing Workshop, ed. , v.
Hacking The Writing Workshop, ed. , v.

Hacking The Writing Workshop, ed. , v.

This book challenges teachers to redefine what writing is and how we might help students create it inside of future-ready workshops. It explores how design thinking elevates the writing process and enriches the workshop experience, offering simple curriculum frameworks and exploring ways to situate workshop among other portions of your literacy block and your required programs as well as strategies for supporting student-generated curriculum.

Hacking Education, ed. , v.
Hacking Education, ed. , v.

Hacking Education, ed. , v.

This book provides solutions to everyday problems and teaching methods that any teacher or administrator can implement immediately.

Hacking Early Learning, ed. , v.
Hacking Early Learning, ed. , v.

Hacking Early Learning, ed. , v.

This book shows stakeholders how to: create learning environments that are conducive to play, technology integration, and movement; provide a clear understanding for all staff members of what students should learn; give parents detailed, timely information about what their children are learning; and grant access to research-based practices.

Hacking Digital Learning Strategies, ed. , v.
Hacking Digital Learning Strategies, ed. , v.

Hacking Digital Learning Strategies, ed. , v.

This book demonstrates the power of EdTech Missions–lessons and projects that inspire learners to use web tools and social media to innovate, research, collaborate, problem-solve, campaign, crowd fund, crowd source, and publish.

Hacking Google for Education, ed. , v.
Hacking Google for Education, ed. , v.

Hacking Google for Education, ed. , v.

This book provides 33 hacks for teachers using Google’s G Suite for Education, each containing ideas at the classroom, school, and district levels.

Hacking Project Based Learning, ed. , v.
Hacking Project Based Learning, ed. , v.

Hacking Project Based Learning, ed. , v.

This book provides a process for setting up a Project Based Learning (PBL) environment, and offers 10 hacks that construct a simple path educators and students can follow to achieve success.

Make Writing, ed. , v.
Make Writing, ed. , v.

Make Writing, ed. , v.

This book is a guide for teachers to help remedy problems that many young writers face when they confront empty screens and pages. It provides guidance to those who are ready to transform their writing groups and classrooms into communities that invite unconventional approaches and celebrate writers who invent their own, and assists in pursuing outcomes in ways that support writers in their writing.

Hacking Homework, ed. , v.
Hacking Homework, ed. , v.

Hacking Homework, ed. , v.

This book provides 10 practical solutions to common problems associated with learning outside the classroom, including accountability, homework policies, relationships with parents, changing home learning dynamics, and self-assessment.

Hacking Engagement, ed. , v.
Hacking Engagement, ed. , v.

Hacking Engagement, ed. , v.

This book provides 50 tips and tools for teachers to use to liven up your classroom and engage even the most reluctant learners daily. It also assists in identifying scenarios in which to give students more autonomy or how to inject some levity into your instruction.

Hacking Engagement Again, ed. , v.
Hacking Engagement Again, ed. , v.

Hacking Engagement Again, ed. , v.

This book acts as a comprehensive roadmap to create an engaging class that even your reluctant learners will love. Each of the fifty “hacks” follows an identical template, all beginning with a thorough explanation of the problem, then a detailed solution, and finally concrete steps to manifest the solution tomorrow. It is designed as a launching pad to engaging your students.

Hacking Literacy, ed. , v.
Hacking Literacy, ed. , v.

Hacking Literacy, ed. , v.

This book describes five ways teachers can transform any classroom into a thriving culture of readers.

Preparing Teachers for Three-Dimensional Instruction, ed. , v.
Preparing Teachers for Three-Dimensional Instruction, ed. , v.

Preparing Teachers for Three-Dimensional Instruction, ed. , v.

This book provides examples of teaching models that fulfill the intent of the Next Generation Science Standards, including professional development, preparation courses, and ways to enlist the support of business community and other partners.

Instructional Sequence Matters, Grades 6-8, ed. , v.
Instructional Sequence Matters, Grades 6-8, ed. , v.

Instructional Sequence Matters, Grades 6-8, ed. , v.

This book shows how to make simple shifts in the way teachers arrange and combine activities to improve student learning. It also makes it easy to put the NGSS into practice. After explaining why sequencing is so important, the author provides a complete self-guided tour to becoming an “explore-before-explain” teacher.

Reading Nature, ed. , v.
Reading Nature, ed. , v.

Reading Nature, ed. , v.

This book helps teachers encourage students to look at the living world and ask not only “Why?” but also “How do we know?” It provides a window into science ideas and practices, and includes context and relevant data for the investigations with supplementary teacher questions and prompts.

Engineering in the Life Sciences, 9-12, ed. , v.
Engineering in the Life Sciences, 9-12, ed. , v.

Engineering in the Life Sciences, 9-12, ed. , v.

This book helps secondary life science teachers who are receptive to engineering ideas but struggle to develop age-appropriate, standards-based lessons. Offers open-ended design challenges for presenting engineering concepts in quick, engaging ways. Includes lessons that show how to use engineering concepts to enhance life science courses and draw on major content areas in biological sciences, including structures and processes, ecosystems, heredity, and biological evolution.

STEM Education Now More Than Ever, ed. , v.
STEM Education Now More Than Ever, ed. , v.

STEM Education Now More Than Ever, ed. , v.

This book helps teachers develop STEM units that address contemporary challenges in their classes, and emphasizes the importance of strong leadership from teachers and the STEM education community

Argument-Driven Inquiry in Earth and Space Science, ed. , v.
Argument-Driven Inquiry in Earth and Space Science, ed. , v.

Argument-Driven Inquiry in Earth and Space Science, ed. , v.

This book provides 23 field-tested labs that cover the universe, Earth, and weather, and helps science educators make the instructional shift to Argument-Driven Inquiry (ADI).

Designing Meaningful STEM Lessons, ed. , v.
Designing Meaningful STEM Lessons, ed. , v.

Designing Meaningful STEM Lessons, ed. , v.

This book presents 13 ready-to-use lessons in physical science, life science, and Earth and space science that help educators embed engineering, technology, and science applications into their lesson plans.

Swing Set Makeover, Grade 3, ed. , v.
Swing Set Makeover, Grade 3, ed. , v.

Swing Set Makeover, Grade 3, ed. , v.

This book provides an in-depth module that uses project- and problem-based learning. It outlines a journey that will steer students toward authentic problem solving while grounding them in integrated STEM disciplines.

Packaging Design, Grade 6, ed. , v.
Packaging Design, Grade 6, ed. , v.

Packaging Design, Grade 6, ed. , v.

This book provides an in-depth module that uses project- and problem-based learning. It outlines a journey that will steer students toward authentic problem solving while grounding them in integrated STEM disciplines.

Patterns and the Plant World, Grade 1, ed. , v.
Patterns and the Plant World, Grade 1, ed. , v.

Patterns and the Plant World, Grade 1, ed. , v.

This book is an interdisciplinary module that uses project- and problem-based learning to help young children make discoveries about a range of natural phenomena. It steers students toward authentic problem solving while grounding them in integrated STEM disciplines.

Improving Bridge Design, Grade 8, ed. , v.
Improving Bridge Design, Grade 8, ed. , v.

Improving Bridge Design, Grade 8, ed. , v.

This book provides an in-depth module that uses project- and problem-based learning. It outlines a journey that will steer students toward authentic problem solving while grounding them in integrated STEM disciplines.

Construction Materials, Grade 11, ed. , v.
Construction Materials, Grade 11, ed. , v.

Construction Materials, Grade 11, ed. , v.

This book provides an in-depth module that uses project- and problem-based learning. It outlines a journey that will steer students toward authentic problem solving while grounding them in integrated STEM disciplines.

Transportation in the Future, Grade 3, ed. , v.
Transportation in the Future, Grade 3, ed. , v.

Transportation in the Future, Grade 3, ed. , v.

This book outlines a journey that will steer your students toward authentic problem solving while grounding them in integrated STEM disciplines.

Harnessing Solar Energy, Grade 4, ed. , v.
Harnessing Solar Energy, Grade 4, ed. , v.

Harnessing Solar Energy, Grade 4, ed. , v.

This book is an interdisciplinary module that uses project- and problem-based learning to investigate energy and energy sources, with a focus on solar energy and water scarcity. It helps teachers steer students toward authentic problem solving while grounding them in integrated STEM disciplines and challenge fourth graders to use solar energy to provide the world with clean water.

Car Crashes, Grade 12, ed. , v.
Car Crashes, Grade 12, ed. , v.

Car Crashes, Grade 12, ed. , v.

This book provides an in-depth module that uses project- and problem-based learning. It outlines a journey that will steer students toward authentic problem solving while grounding them in integrated STEM disciplines.

Amusement Park of the Future, Grade 6, ed. , v.
Amusement Park of the Future, Grade 6, ed. , v.

Amusement Park of the Future, Grade 6, ed. , v.

This book provides an in-depth module that uses project- and problem-based learning. It outlines a journey that will steer students toward authentic problem solving while grounding them in integrated STEM disciplines.

Dimension 1b: Demonstrating Knowledge of Students

Courageous Edventures, ed. , v.
Courageous Edventures, ed. , v.

Courageous Edventures, ed. , v.

This book provides strategies and solutions for tackling common classroom management problems by putting learning into the hands of students using Problem Based Innovation (PBI).

Different Brains, Different Learners, ed. 2, v.
Different Brains, Different Learners, ed. 2, v.

Different Brains, Different Learners, ed. 2, v.

This guide presents a concise outline for identifying prevalent impairments such as oppositional disorder, learned helplessness, attention deficit disorder, dyslexia, dyscalculia, depression, auditory processing deficits, and more.

Evaluating ALL Teachers of English Learners and Students With Disabilities, ed. , v.
Evaluating ALL Teachers of English Learners and Students With Disabilities, ed. , v.

Evaluating ALL Teachers of English Learners and Students With Disabilities, ed. , v.

Teaching ELs and students with disabilities can be one of the most challenging experiences in an educator’s career, and also one of the most rewarding if educators have the tools they need. With this book, the first of its kind, your school can become a leader in the field by taking part in conversations that center on equitable teaching of diverse learners as well as valid evaluation of those who serve them in classrooms.

Culturally Proficient Inquiry, ed. , v.
Culturally Proficient Inquiry, ed. , v.

Culturally Proficient Inquiry, ed. , v.

This book provides educators with a critical evaluation process and rubrics to examine why some students are not being educated to their full potential. The chapters carefully guide readers through the steps of analyzing and using data to encourage discussions about promoting educational equity for all students.

What Every Principal Needs to Know About Special Education, ed. 2, v.
What Every Principal Needs to Know About Special Education, ed. 2, v.

What Every Principal Needs to Know About Special Education, ed. 2, v.

This guide assists principals in developing special education programs that address current standards and students' diverse needs. It covers basic legal and procedural information, and includes topics such as fulfilling requirements of NCLB and the 2004 reauthorization of IDEA, and supporting accurate identification and eligibility decisions.

Student Voice, ed. , v.
Student Voice, ed. , v.

Student Voice, ed. , v.

This book presents 3 Guiding Principles and 8 Behaviors and Conditions that profoundly affect student success in grades K-8. Includes a handy correlation chart and group discussions, personal reflections, and extended learning opportunities for each stand-alone lesson.

Teaching the iStudent, ed. , v.
Teaching the iStudent, ed. , v.

Teaching the iStudent, ed. , v.

This book shows educators how to use mobile devices and social media to create a win-win for teaching and learning. This resource describes how to mentor students in responsible use of technology and build students’ aptitudes for critical thought and content curation.

Common Core for the Not-So-Common Learner, Grades 6-12, ed. , v.
Common Core for the Not-So-Common Learner, Grades 6-12, ed. , v.

Common Core for the Not-So-Common Learner, Grades 6-12, ed. , v.

This book provides advice, tools, and strategies to build struggling learners’ language skills in today’s Common Core climate. Included are classroom teaching practices and professional conversations that address the acquisition of content, language, and literacy.

Using Equity Audits in the Classroom to Reach and Teach All Students, ed. , v.
Using Equity Audits in the Classroom to Reach and Teach All Students, ed. , v.

Using Equity Audits in the Classroom to Reach and Teach All Students, ed. , v.

This book provides teachers with new strategies and tools designed to promote equity among all students. The authors outline a wide range of methods to help teachers assess their competency in teaching all students, embrace self-reflection and openness to change, evaluate and assess student achievement, and develop high-quality teaching skills and an equity consciousness that leads to success with all students.

7 Steps for Developing a Proactive Schoolwide Discipline Plan, ed. 2, v.
7 Steps for Developing a Proactive Schoolwide Discipline Plan, ed. 2, v.

7 Steps for Developing a Proactive Schoolwide Discipline Plan, ed. 2, v.

This book shows practitioners and pre-service educators what, why, and how to build effective school-wide discipline practices using both data and documented successes. It offers a step-by-step process that maximizes teaching and learning and prevents problem behavior while establishing and maintaining desirable behavior to enhance school success.

Inquire Within, ed. 3, v.
Inquire Within, ed. 3, v.

Inquire Within, ed. 3, v.

This third edition models what the new NGSS reform efforts looks like in day-to-day practice. New features include how to teach argumentation - a key standards requirement and 21st century career skill - and adapt existing science curricula for inquiry-based learning to meet today’s standards.

Teaching Numeracy, ed. , v.
Teaching Numeracy, ed. , v.

Teaching Numeracy, ed. , v.

This book outlines nine critical thinking habits that foster numeracy, which is the ability to think through the math logically, solve problems, and apply math outside the classroom, and details practical ways to incorporate those habits into instruction.

Hacking Digital Learning Strategies, ed. , v.
Hacking Digital Learning Strategies, ed. , v.

Hacking Digital Learning Strategies, ed. , v.

This book demonstrates the power of EdTech Missions–lessons and projects that inspire learners to use web tools and social media to innovate, research, collaborate, problem-solve, campaign, crowd fund, crowd source, and publish.

Hacking Engagement Again, ed. , v.
Hacking Engagement Again, ed. , v.

Hacking Engagement Again, ed. , v.

This book acts as a comprehensive roadmap to create an engaging class that even your reluctant learners will love. Each of the fifty “hacks” follows an identical template, all beginning with a thorough explanation of the problem, then a detailed solution, and finally concrete steps to manifest the solution tomorrow. It is designed as a launching pad to engaging your students.

Hacking Project Based Learning, ed. , v.
Hacking Project Based Learning, ed. , v.

Hacking Project Based Learning, ed. , v.

This book provides a process for setting up a Project Based Learning (PBL) environment, and offers 10 hacks that construct a simple path educators and students can follow to achieve success.

Hacking Early Learning, ed. , v.
Hacking Early Learning, ed. , v.

Hacking Early Learning, ed. , v.

This book shows stakeholders how to: create learning environments that are conducive to play, technology integration, and movement; provide a clear understanding for all staff members of what students should learn; give parents detailed, timely information about what their children are learning; and grant access to research-based practices.

Hacking Parenthood, ed. , v.
Hacking Parenthood, ed. , v.

Hacking Parenthood, ed. , v.

This book offers best practices for simplifying parenting and maximizing parent-child communication; provides 10 mantras as cues to stop and reset; and shares concrete ways to parent with intention and purpose, and create better parent-child connections.

Hacking Engagement, ed. , v.
Hacking Engagement, ed. , v.

Hacking Engagement, ed. , v.

This book provides 50 tips and tools for teachers to use to liven up your classroom and engage even the most reluctant learners daily. It also assists in identifying scenarios in which to give students more autonomy or how to inject some levity into your instruction.

Hacking Classroom Management, ed. , v.
Hacking Classroom Management, ed. , v.

Hacking Classroom Management, ed. , v.

This book provides 10 quick and easy classroom management hacks to make your classroom the place to be for all your students. It shows how to create an amazing learning environment that makes discipline, rules and consequences obsolete, no matter if you’re a new teacher or a 30-year veteran teacher.

Instructional Sequence Matters, Grades 6-8, ed. , v.
Instructional Sequence Matters, Grades 6-8, ed. , v.

Instructional Sequence Matters, Grades 6-8, ed. , v.

This book shows how to make simple shifts in the way teachers arrange and combine activities to improve student learning. It also makes it easy to put the NGSS into practice. After explaining why sequencing is so important, the author provides a complete self-guided tour to becoming an “explore-before-explain” teacher.

Preparing Teachers for Three-Dimensional Instruction, ed. , v.
Preparing Teachers for Three-Dimensional Instruction, ed. , v.

Preparing Teachers for Three-Dimensional Instruction, ed. , v.

This book provides examples of teaching models that fulfill the intent of the Next Generation Science Standards, including professional development, preparation courses, and ways to enlist the support of business community and other partners.

Engineering in the Life Sciences, 9-12, ed. , v.
Engineering in the Life Sciences, 9-12, ed. , v.

Engineering in the Life Sciences, 9-12, ed. , v.

This book helps secondary life science teachers who are receptive to engineering ideas but struggle to develop age-appropriate, standards-based lessons. Offers open-ended design challenges for presenting engineering concepts in quick, engaging ways. Includes lessons that show how to use engineering concepts to enhance life science courses and draw on major content areas in biological sciences, including structures and processes, ecosystems, heredity, and biological evolution.

Uncovering Student Ideas in Science, ed. 2, v.
Uncovering Student Ideas in Science, ed. 2, v.

Uncovering Student Ideas in Science, ed. 2, v.

This book offers field-tested probes to uncover K-2 student’s preconceptions about science before beginning a lesson or monitor their progress as they develop new scientific explanations. Contains 8 life science probes, 11 physical science probes, and 6 Earth and space science probes that target K–2 disciplinary core ideas.

Designing Meaningful STEM Lessons, ed. , v.
Designing Meaningful STEM Lessons, ed. , v.

Designing Meaningful STEM Lessons, ed. , v.

This book presents 13 ready-to-use lessons in physical science, life science, and Earth and space science that help educators embed engineering, technology, and science applications into their lesson plans.

A Head Start on Life Science, ed. , v.
A Head Start on Life Science, ed. , v.

A Head Start on Life Science, ed. , v.

This book provides science activities, designed to heighten children’s sense of wonder about the natural world. Each lesson includes lists of learning objectives and required materials, relevant background to help teachers prepare, plus at-home activities.

Reading Nature, ed. , v.
Reading Nature, ed. , v.

Reading Nature, ed. , v.

This book helps teachers encourage students to look at the living world and ask not only “Why?” but also “How do we know?” It provides a window into science ideas and practices, and includes context and relevant data for the investigations with supplementary teacher questions and prompts.

Eureka, Again! K-2 Science Activities and Stories, ed. , v.
Eureka, Again! K-2 Science Activities and Stories, ed. , v.

Eureka, Again! K-2 Science Activities and Stories, ed. , v.

This book offers lessons to help children make discoveries of their own about who scientists and engineers are and what they do. Lessons focus on science and engineering practices, with biographical information about famous and less well known scientists.

Argument-Driven Inquiry in Earth and Space Science, ed. , v.
Argument-Driven Inquiry in Earth and Space Science, ed. , v.

Argument-Driven Inquiry in Earth and Space Science, ed. , v.

This book provides 23 field-tested labs that cover the universe, Earth, and weather, and helps science educators make the instructional shift to Argument-Driven Inquiry (ADI).

Dimension 1c: Setting Instructional Outcomes

Awakening the Sleeping Giant, ed. 3, v.
Awakening the Sleeping Giant, ed. 3, v.

Awakening the Sleeping Giant, ed. 3, v.

The third edition of the book expands on the definition of leadership and its importance to improving outcomes in schools, and cover the career-long development of teacher leaders from preparation programs through ongoing support for veteran teacher leaders.

What Every Principal Needs to Know About Special Education, ed. 2, v.
What Every Principal Needs to Know About Special Education, ed. 2, v.

What Every Principal Needs to Know About Special Education, ed. 2, v.

This guide assists principals in developing special education programs that address current standards and students' diverse needs. It covers basic legal and procedural information, and includes topics such as fulfilling requirements of NCLB and the 2004 reauthorization of IDEA, and supporting accurate identification and eligibility decisions.

What Really Works in Elementary Education, ed. , v.
What Really Works in Elementary Education, ed. , v.

What Really Works in Elementary Education, ed. , v.

This book discusses the methodologies which are most effective in teaching elementary school students today. Novel approaches to classroom management and strategies to engage students, as well as insights into a handful of innovative topics in instruction; including using technology, UDL, co-teaching, and assessment, are among the topics presented.

What Really Works in Secondary Education, ed. , v.
What Really Works in Secondary Education, ed. , v.

What Really Works in Secondary Education, ed. , v.

This book discusses the methodologies which are most effective in teaching secondary school students today. Novel approaches to classroom management and strategies to engage students, as well as insights into a handful of innovative topics in instruction; including using technology, UDL, co-teaching, and assessment, are among the topics presented.

Evaluating ALL Teachers of English Learners and Students With Disabilities, ed. , v.
Evaluating ALL Teachers of English Learners and Students With Disabilities, ed. , v.

Evaluating ALL Teachers of English Learners and Students With Disabilities, ed. , v.

Teaching ELs and students with disabilities can be one of the most challenging experiences in an educator’s career, and also one of the most rewarding if educators have the tools they need. With this book, the first of its kind, your school can become a leader in the field by taking part in conversations that center on equitable teaching of diverse learners as well as valid evaluation of those who serve them in classrooms.

Different Brains, Different Learners, ed. 2, v.
Different Brains, Different Learners, ed. 2, v.

Different Brains, Different Learners, ed. 2, v.

This guide presents a concise outline for identifying prevalent impairments such as oppositional disorder, learned helplessness, attention deficit disorder, dyslexia, dyscalculia, depression, auditory processing deficits, and more.

Common Core for the Not-So-Common Learner, Grades 6-12, ed. , v.
Common Core for the Not-So-Common Learner, Grades 6-12, ed. , v.

Common Core for the Not-So-Common Learner, Grades 6-12, ed. , v.

This book provides advice, tools, and strategies to build struggling learners’ language skills in today’s Common Core climate. Included are classroom teaching practices and professional conversations that address the acquisition of content, language, and literacy.

Literacy Is NOT Enough, ed. , v.
Literacy Is NOT Enough, ed. , v.

Literacy Is NOT Enough, ed. , v.

This book explains how to add new components of literacy to the traditional student curriculum, including Solution Fluency, Information Fluency, Creativity Fluency, and Collaboration Fluency, so that students can succeed in a culture of technology-driven automation, abundance, and global labor markets.

Hacking Assessment, ed. , v.
Hacking Assessment, ed. , v.

Hacking Assessment, ed. , v.

This book reveals 10 classroom-tested, practical ways that any teacher can go gradeless and empower students–even in a traditional grades school.

Hacking Education, ed. , v.
Hacking Education, ed. , v.

Hacking Education, ed. , v.

This book provides solutions to everyday problems and teaching methods that any teacher or administrator can implement immediately.

Hacking Project Based Learning, ed. , v.
Hacking Project Based Learning, ed. , v.

Hacking Project Based Learning, ed. , v.

This book provides a process for setting up a Project Based Learning (PBL) environment, and offers 10 hacks that construct a simple path educators and students can follow to achieve success.

Hacking Homework, ed. , v.
Hacking Homework, ed. , v.

Hacking Homework, ed. , v.

This book provides 10 practical solutions to common problems associated with learning outside the classroom, including accountability, homework policies, relationships with parents, changing home learning dynamics, and self-assessment.

Hacking Literacy, ed. , v.
Hacking Literacy, ed. , v.

Hacking Literacy, ed. , v.

This book describes five ways teachers can transform any classroom into a thriving culture of readers.

Eureka, Again! K-2 Science Activities and Stories, ed. , v.
Eureka, Again! K-2 Science Activities and Stories, ed. , v.

Eureka, Again! K-2 Science Activities and Stories, ed. , v.

This book offers lessons to help children make discoveries of their own about who scientists and engineers are and what they do. Lessons focus on science and engineering practices, with biographical information about famous and less well known scientists.

Improving Bridge Design, Grade 8, ed. , v.
Improving Bridge Design, Grade 8, ed. , v.

Improving Bridge Design, Grade 8, ed. , v.

This book provides an in-depth module that uses project- and problem-based learning. It outlines a journey that will steer students toward authentic problem solving while grounding them in integrated STEM disciplines.

Construction Materials, Grade 11, ed. , v.
Construction Materials, Grade 11, ed. , v.

Construction Materials, Grade 11, ed. , v.

This book provides an in-depth module that uses project- and problem-based learning. It outlines a journey that will steer students toward authentic problem solving while grounding them in integrated STEM disciplines.

Transportation in the Future, Grade 3, ed. , v.
Transportation in the Future, Grade 3, ed. , v.

Transportation in the Future, Grade 3, ed. , v.

This book outlines a journey that will steer your students toward authentic problem solving while grounding them in integrated STEM disciplines.

Harnessing Solar Energy, Grade 4, ed. , v.
Harnessing Solar Energy, Grade 4, ed. , v.

Harnessing Solar Energy, Grade 4, ed. , v.

This book is an interdisciplinary module that uses project- and problem-based learning to investigate energy and energy sources, with a focus on solar energy and water scarcity. It helps teachers steer students toward authentic problem solving while grounding them in integrated STEM disciplines and challenge fourth graders to use solar energy to provide the world with clean water.

Swing Set Makeover, Grade 3, ed. , v.
Swing Set Makeover, Grade 3, ed. , v.

Swing Set Makeover, Grade 3, ed. , v.

This book provides an in-depth module that uses project- and problem-based learning. It outlines a journey that will steer students toward authentic problem solving while grounding them in integrated STEM disciplines.

Patterns and the Plant World, Grade 1, ed. , v.
Patterns and the Plant World, Grade 1, ed. , v.

Patterns and the Plant World, Grade 1, ed. , v.

This book is an interdisciplinary module that uses project- and problem-based learning to help young children make discoveries about a range of natural phenomena. It steers students toward authentic problem solving while grounding them in integrated STEM disciplines.

Car Crashes, Grade 12, ed. , v.
Car Crashes, Grade 12, ed. , v.

Car Crashes, Grade 12, ed. , v.

This book provides an in-depth module that uses project- and problem-based learning. It outlines a journey that will steer students toward authentic problem solving while grounding them in integrated STEM disciplines.

Amusement Park of the Future, Grade 6, ed. , v.
Amusement Park of the Future, Grade 6, ed. , v.

Amusement Park of the Future, Grade 6, ed. , v.

This book provides an in-depth module that uses project- and problem-based learning. It outlines a journey that will steer students toward authentic problem solving while grounding them in integrated STEM disciplines.

Packaging Design, Grade 6, ed. , v.
Packaging Design, Grade 6, ed. , v.

Packaging Design, Grade 6, ed. , v.

This book provides an in-depth module that uses project- and problem-based learning. It outlines a journey that will steer students toward authentic problem solving while grounding them in integrated STEM disciplines.

Designing Meaningful STEM Lessons, ed. , v.
Designing Meaningful STEM Lessons, ed. , v.

Designing Meaningful STEM Lessons, ed. , v.

This book presents 13 ready-to-use lessons in physical science, life science, and Earth and space science that help educators embed engineering, technology, and science applications into their lesson plans.

Dimension 1d: Demonstrating Knowledge of Resources

Explicit Direct Instruction (EDI), ed. , v.
Evaluating Instructional Leadership, ed. , v.
Evaluating Instructional Leadership, ed. , v.

Evaluating Instructional Leadership, ed. , v.

This book provides a suite of research-based professional learning offerings that articulate a clear and process-focused outline for building instructional leadership capacity.

Literacy Is NOT Enough, ed. , v.
Literacy Is NOT Enough, ed. , v.

Literacy Is NOT Enough, ed. , v.

This book explains how to add new components of literacy to the traditional student curriculum, including Solution Fluency, Information Fluency, Creativity Fluency, and Collaboration Fluency, so that students can succeed in a culture of technology-driven automation, abundance, and global labor markets.

Common Core for the Not-So-Common Learner, Grades 6-12, ed. , v.
Common Core for the Not-So-Common Learner, Grades 6-12, ed. , v.

Common Core for the Not-So-Common Learner, Grades 6-12, ed. , v.

This book provides advice, tools, and strategies to build struggling learners’ language skills in today’s Common Core climate. Included are classroom teaching practices and professional conversations that address the acquisition of content, language, and literacy.

What Really Works in Elementary Education, ed. , v.
What Really Works in Elementary Education, ed. , v.

What Really Works in Elementary Education, ed. , v.

This book discusses the methodologies which are most effective in teaching elementary school students today. Novel approaches to classroom management and strategies to engage students, as well as insights into a handful of innovative topics in instruction; including using technology, UDL, co-teaching, and assessment, are among the topics presented.

What Really Works in Secondary Education, ed. , v.
What Really Works in Secondary Education, ed. , v.

What Really Works in Secondary Education, ed. , v.

This book discusses the methodologies which are most effective in teaching secondary school students today. Novel approaches to classroom management and strategies to engage students, as well as insights into a handful of innovative topics in instruction; including using technology, UDL, co-teaching, and assessment, are among the topics presented.

Digital Citizenship, ed. , v.
Digital Citizenship, ed. , v.

Digital Citizenship, ed. , v.

This book offers a community-based approach to building digital citizenship to teach, learn, and thrive in today’s digital environment. It shows how to attain a variety of skills, including protecting privacy, understanding creative credits and copyright freedoms, and helping ingrain digital citizenship into the school culture.

Digital Leadership, ed. , v.
Digital Leadership, ed. , v.

Digital Leadership, ed. , v.

This book covers Pillars of Digital Leadership to transform school culture. Topics include using free social media tools to improve communication, enhancing public relations, integrating digital tools into the classroom to increase student engagement and achievement, and facilitating professional learning and accessing new opportunities and resources.

Developing Standards-Based Report Cards, ed. , v.
Developing Standards-Based Report Cards, ed. , v.

Developing Standards-Based Report Cards, ed. , v.

This book provides solutions to improving how educators communicate a student's academic progress to all stakeholders. Their work provides research, step-by-step guidelines, and reporting templates to begin the dialogue to develop a standards-based report card.

Hacking Google for Education, ed. , v.
Hacking Google for Education, ed. , v.

Hacking Google for Education, ed. , v.

This book provides 33 hacks for teachers using Google’s G Suite for Education, each containing ideas at the classroom, school, and district levels.

Hacking Project Based Learning, ed. , v.
Hacking Project Based Learning, ed. , v.

Hacking Project Based Learning, ed. , v.

This book provides a process for setting up a Project Based Learning (PBL) environment, and offers 10 hacks that construct a simple path educators and students can follow to achieve success.

Hacking The Writing Workshop, ed. , v.
Hacking The Writing Workshop, ed. , v.

Hacking The Writing Workshop, ed. , v.

This book challenges teachers to redefine what writing is and how we might help students create it inside of future-ready workshops. It explores how design thinking elevates the writing process and enriches the workshop experience, offering simple curriculum frameworks and exploring ways to situate workshop among other portions of your literacy block and your required programs as well as strategies for supporting student-generated curriculum.

Hacking Homework, ed. , v.
Hacking Homework, ed. , v.

Hacking Homework, ed. , v.

This book provides 10 practical solutions to common problems associated with learning outside the classroom, including accountability, homework policies, relationships with parents, changing home learning dynamics, and self-assessment.

Hacking Literacy, ed. , v.
Hacking Literacy, ed. , v.

Hacking Literacy, ed. , v.

This book describes five ways teachers can transform any classroom into a thriving culture of readers.

STEM Education Now More Than Ever, ed. , v.
STEM Education Now More Than Ever, ed. , v.

STEM Education Now More Than Ever, ed. , v.

This book helps teachers develop STEM units that address contemporary challenges in their classes, and emphasizes the importance of strong leadership from teachers and the STEM education community

A Head Start on Life Science, ed. , v.
A Head Start on Life Science, ed. , v.

A Head Start on Life Science, ed. , v.

This book provides science activities, designed to heighten children’s sense of wonder about the natural world. Each lesson includes lists of learning objectives and required materials, relevant background to help teachers prepare, plus at-home activities.

Eureka, Again! K-2 Science Activities and Stories, ed. , v.
Eureka, Again! K-2 Science Activities and Stories, ed. , v.

Eureka, Again! K-2 Science Activities and Stories, ed. , v.

This book offers lessons to help children make discoveries of their own about who scientists and engineers are and what they do. Lessons focus on science and engineering practices, with biographical information about famous and less well known scientists.

Reading Nature, ed. , v.
Reading Nature, ed. , v.

Reading Nature, ed. , v.

This book helps teachers encourage students to look at the living world and ask not only “Why?” but also “How do we know?” It provides a window into science ideas and practices, and includes context and relevant data for the investigations with supplementary teacher questions and prompts.

Argument-Driven Inquiry in Earth and Space Science, ed. , v.
Argument-Driven Inquiry in Earth and Space Science, ed. , v.

Argument-Driven Inquiry in Earth and Space Science, ed. , v.

This book provides 23 field-tested labs that cover the universe, Earth, and weather, and helps science educators make the instructional shift to Argument-Driven Inquiry (ADI).

Engineering in the Life Sciences, 9-12, ed. , v.
Engineering in the Life Sciences, 9-12, ed. , v.

Engineering in the Life Sciences, 9-12, ed. , v.

This book helps secondary life science teachers who are receptive to engineering ideas but struggle to develop age-appropriate, standards-based lessons. Offers open-ended design challenges for presenting engineering concepts in quick, engaging ways. Includes lessons that show how to use engineering concepts to enhance life science courses and draw on major content areas in biological sciences, including structures and processes, ecosystems, heredity, and biological evolution.

Improving Bridge Design, Grade 8, ed. , v.
Improving Bridge Design, Grade 8, ed. , v.

Improving Bridge Design, Grade 8, ed. , v.

This book provides an in-depth module that uses project- and problem-based learning. It outlines a journey that will steer students toward authentic problem solving while grounding them in integrated STEM disciplines.

Construction Materials, Grade 11, ed. , v.
Construction Materials, Grade 11, ed. , v.

Construction Materials, Grade 11, ed. , v.

This book provides an in-depth module that uses project- and problem-based learning. It outlines a journey that will steer students toward authentic problem solving while grounding them in integrated STEM disciplines.

Transportation in the Future, Grade 3, ed. , v.
Transportation in the Future, Grade 3, ed. , v.

Transportation in the Future, Grade 3, ed. , v.

This book outlines a journey that will steer your students toward authentic problem solving while grounding them in integrated STEM disciplines.

Harnessing Solar Energy, Grade 4, ed. , v.
Harnessing Solar Energy, Grade 4, ed. , v.

Harnessing Solar Energy, Grade 4, ed. , v.

This book is an interdisciplinary module that uses project- and problem-based learning to investigate energy and energy sources, with a focus on solar energy and water scarcity. It helps teachers steer students toward authentic problem solving while grounding them in integrated STEM disciplines and challenge fourth graders to use solar energy to provide the world with clean water.

Swing Set Makeover, Grade 3, ed. , v.
Swing Set Makeover, Grade 3, ed. , v.

Swing Set Makeover, Grade 3, ed. , v.

This book provides an in-depth module that uses project- and problem-based learning. It outlines a journey that will steer students toward authentic problem solving while grounding them in integrated STEM disciplines.

Patterns and the Plant World, Grade 1, ed. , v.
Patterns and the Plant World, Grade 1, ed. , v.

Patterns and the Plant World, Grade 1, ed. , v.

This book is an interdisciplinary module that uses project- and problem-based learning to help young children make discoveries about a range of natural phenomena. It steers students toward authentic problem solving while grounding them in integrated STEM disciplines.

Car Crashes, Grade 12, ed. , v.
Car Crashes, Grade 12, ed. , v.

Car Crashes, Grade 12, ed. , v.

This book provides an in-depth module that uses project- and problem-based learning. It outlines a journey that will steer students toward authentic problem solving while grounding them in integrated STEM disciplines.

Amusement Park of the Future, Grade 6, ed. , v.
Amusement Park of the Future, Grade 6, ed. , v.

Amusement Park of the Future, Grade 6, ed. , v.

This book provides an in-depth module that uses project- and problem-based learning. It outlines a journey that will steer students toward authentic problem solving while grounding them in integrated STEM disciplines.

Packaging Design, Grade 6, ed. , v.
Packaging Design, Grade 6, ed. , v.

Packaging Design, Grade 6, ed. , v.

This book provides an in-depth module that uses project- and problem-based learning. It outlines a journey that will steer students toward authentic problem solving while grounding them in integrated STEM disciplines.

Designing Meaningful STEM Lessons, ed. , v.
Designing Meaningful STEM Lessons, ed. , v.

Designing Meaningful STEM Lessons, ed. , v.

This book presents 13 ready-to-use lessons in physical science, life science, and Earth and space science that help educators embed engineering, technology, and science applications into their lesson plans.

Dimension 1e: Designing Coherent Instruction

What Really Works in Elementary Education, ed. , v.
What Really Works in Elementary Education, ed. , v.

What Really Works in Elementary Education, ed. , v.

This book discusses the methodologies which are most effective in teaching elementary school students today. Novel approaches to classroom management and strategies to engage students, as well as insights into a handful of innovative topics in instruction; including using technology, UDL, co-teaching, and assessment, are among the topics presented.

Explicit Direct Instruction (EDI), ed. , v.
What Really Works in Secondary Education, ed. , v.
What Really Works in Secondary Education, ed. , v.

What Really Works in Secondary Education, ed. , v.

This book discusses the methodologies which are most effective in teaching secondary school students today. Novel approaches to classroom management and strategies to engage students, as well as insights into a handful of innovative topics in instruction; including using technology, UDL, co-teaching, and assessment, are among the topics presented.

Teaching Numeracy, ed. , v.
Teaching Numeracy, ed. , v.

Teaching Numeracy, ed. , v.

This book outlines nine critical thinking habits that foster numeracy, which is the ability to think through the math logically, solve problems, and apply math outside the classroom, and details practical ways to incorporate those habits into instruction.

Student Voice, ed. , v.
Student Voice, ed. , v.

Student Voice, ed. , v.

This book presents 3 Guiding Principles and 8 Behaviors and Conditions that profoundly affect student success in grades K-8. Includes a handy correlation chart and group discussions, personal reflections, and extended learning opportunities for each stand-alone lesson.

Engaging Teaching Tools, ed. , v.
Engaging Teaching Tools, ed. , v.

Engaging Teaching Tools, ed. , v.

This flip book provides strategies to maximize student involvement and confidence in the learning process. It offers ways to improve questioning techniques, adjust attitudes, and involve parents, and includes a downloadable self-evaluation tool to measure student participation and guide lesson planning.

The Go-To Guide for Engineering Curricula, Grades 9-12, ed. , v.
The Go-To Guide for Engineering Curricula, Grades 9-12, ed. , v.

The Go-To Guide for Engineering Curricula, Grades 9-12, ed. , v.

This book provides descriptions of instructional materials specifically created for—and tested in—high school science classrooms. Features include a handy table that takes you straight to the chapters most relevant to your needs, In-depth commentaries and illustrative examples that demystify engineering curricula at the high school level, and explanations of changes in the NGSS curriculum.

Literacy Is NOT Enough, ed. , v.
Literacy Is NOT Enough, ed. , v.

Literacy Is NOT Enough, ed. , v.

This book explains how to add new components of literacy to the traditional student curriculum, including Solution Fluency, Information Fluency, Creativity Fluency, and Collaboration Fluency, so that students can succeed in a culture of technology-driven automation, abundance, and global labor markets.

Mathematics Worksheets Don't Grow Dendrites, ed. , v.
Mathematics Worksheets Don't Grow Dendrites, ed. , v.

Mathematics Worksheets Don't Grow Dendrites, ed. , v.

This book describes the NCTM content standards and providing examples that incorporate recommendations from NCTM and other experts in the field on how best to deepen students' understanding of mathematics. The author also focuses on the core NCTM focal points for algebra, geometry, numbers and operations, data analysis and probability, problem solving, reasoning and proof, communication, connections, and representation.

Hacking Assessment, ed. , v.
Hacking Assessment, ed. , v.

Hacking Assessment, ed. , v.

This book reveals 10 classroom-tested, practical ways that any teacher can go gradeless and empower students–even in a traditional grades school.

Hacking Education, ed. , v.
Hacking Education, ed. , v.

Hacking Education, ed. , v.

This book provides solutions to everyday problems and teaching methods that any teacher or administrator can implement immediately.

Hacking The Writing Workshop, ed. , v.
Hacking The Writing Workshop, ed. , v.

Hacking The Writing Workshop, ed. , v.

This book challenges teachers to redefine what writing is and how we might help students create it inside of future-ready workshops. It explores how design thinking elevates the writing process and enriches the workshop experience, offering simple curriculum frameworks and exploring ways to situate workshop among other portions of your literacy block and your required programs as well as strategies for supporting student-generated curriculum.

Hacking Early Learning, ed. , v.
Hacking Early Learning, ed. , v.

Hacking Early Learning, ed. , v.

This book shows stakeholders how to: create learning environments that are conducive to play, technology integration, and movement; provide a clear understanding for all staff members of what students should learn; give parents detailed, timely information about what their children are learning; and grant access to research-based practices.

Hacking Project Based Learning, ed. , v.
Hacking Project Based Learning, ed. , v.

Hacking Project Based Learning, ed. , v.

This book provides a process for setting up a Project Based Learning (PBL) environment, and offers 10 hacks that construct a simple path educators and students can follow to achieve success.

Hacking Homework, ed. , v.
Hacking Homework, ed. , v.

Hacking Homework, ed. , v.

This book provides 10 practical solutions to common problems associated with learning outside the classroom, including accountability, homework policies, relationships with parents, changing home learning dynamics, and self-assessment.

Hacking Engagement, ed. , v.
Hacking Engagement, ed. , v.

Hacking Engagement, ed. , v.

This book provides 50 tips and tools for teachers to use to liven up your classroom and engage even the most reluctant learners daily. It also assists in identifying scenarios in which to give students more autonomy or how to inject some levity into your instruction.

Hacking Literacy, ed. , v.
Hacking Literacy, ed. , v.

Hacking Literacy, ed. , v.

This book describes five ways teachers can transform any classroom into a thriving culture of readers.

Preparing Teachers for Three-Dimensional Instruction, ed. , v.
Preparing Teachers for Three-Dimensional Instruction, ed. , v.

Preparing Teachers for Three-Dimensional Instruction, ed. , v.

This book provides examples of teaching models that fulfill the intent of the Next Generation Science Standards, including professional development, preparation courses, and ways to enlist the support of business community and other partners.

Instructional Sequence Matters, Grades 6-8, ed. , v.
Instructional Sequence Matters, Grades 6-8, ed. , v.

Instructional Sequence Matters, Grades 6-8, ed. , v.

This book shows how to make simple shifts in the way teachers arrange and combine activities to improve student learning. It also makes it easy to put the NGSS into practice. After explaining why sequencing is so important, the author provides a complete self-guided tour to becoming an “explore-before-explain” teacher.

The Power of Assessing, ed. , v.
The Power of Assessing, ed. , v.

The Power of Assessing, ed. , v.

This book shows educators how to use authentic assessments as a dynamic teaching tool. Through colorful photographs and over 30 minutes of video footage, readers can see and hear teachers and students in action as they use preassessments and formative, summative, and metacognitive assessments to make instructional decisions.

Argument-Driven Inquiry in Earth and Space Science, ed. , v.
Argument-Driven Inquiry in Earth and Space Science, ed. , v.

Argument-Driven Inquiry in Earth and Space Science, ed. , v.

This book provides 23 field-tested labs that cover the universe, Earth, and weather, and helps science educators make the instructional shift to Argument-Driven Inquiry (ADI).

Engineering in the Life Sciences, 9-12, ed. , v.
Engineering in the Life Sciences, 9-12, ed. , v.

Engineering in the Life Sciences, 9-12, ed. , v.

This book helps secondary life science teachers who are receptive to engineering ideas but struggle to develop age-appropriate, standards-based lessons. Offers open-ended design challenges for presenting engineering concepts in quick, engaging ways. Includes lessons that show how to use engineering concepts to enhance life science courses and draw on major content areas in biological sciences, including structures and processes, ecosystems, heredity, and biological evolution.

Designing Meaningful STEM Lessons, ed. , v.
Designing Meaningful STEM Lessons, ed. , v.

Designing Meaningful STEM Lessons, ed. , v.

This book presents 13 ready-to-use lessons in physical science, life science, and Earth and space science that help educators embed engineering, technology, and science applications into their lesson plans.

Eureka, Again! K-2 Science Activities and Stories, ed. , v.
Eureka, Again! K-2 Science Activities and Stories, ed. , v.

Eureka, Again! K-2 Science Activities and Stories, ed. , v.

This book offers lessons to help children make discoveries of their own about who scientists and engineers are and what they do. Lessons focus on science and engineering practices, with biographical information about famous and less well known scientists.

Uncovering Student Ideas in Science, ed. 2, v.
Uncovering Student Ideas in Science, ed. 2, v.

Uncovering Student Ideas in Science, ed. 2, v.

This book offers field-tested probes to uncover K-2 student’s preconceptions about science before beginning a lesson or monitor their progress as they develop new scientific explanations. Contains 8 life science probes, 11 physical science probes, and 6 Earth and space science probes that target K–2 disciplinary core ideas.

A Head Start on Life Science, ed. , v.
A Head Start on Life Science, ed. , v.

A Head Start on Life Science, ed. , v.

This book provides science activities, designed to heighten children’s sense of wonder about the natural world. Each lesson includes lists of learning objectives and required materials, relevant background to help teachers prepare, plus at-home activities.

Dimension 1f: Designing Student Assessments

Developing Standards-Based Report Cards, ed. , v.
Developing Standards-Based Report Cards, ed. , v.

Developing Standards-Based Report Cards, ed. , v.

This book provides solutions to improving how educators communicate a student's academic progress to all stakeholders. Their work provides research, step-by-step guidelines, and reporting templates to begin the dialogue to develop a standards-based report card.

Using Equity Audits in the Classroom to Reach and Teach All Students, ed. , v.
Using Equity Audits in the Classroom to Reach and Teach All Students, ed. , v.

Using Equity Audits in the Classroom to Reach and Teach All Students, ed. , v.

This book provides teachers with new strategies and tools designed to promote equity among all students. The authors outline a wide range of methods to help teachers assess their competency in teaching all students, embrace self-reflection and openness to change, evaluate and assess student achievement, and develop high-quality teaching skills and an equity consciousness that leads to success with all students.

What Really Works in Elementary Education, ed. , v.
What Really Works in Elementary Education, ed. , v.

What Really Works in Elementary Education, ed. , v.

This book discusses the methodologies which are most effective in teaching elementary school students today. Novel approaches to classroom management and strategies to engage students, as well as insights into a handful of innovative topics in instruction; including using technology, UDL, co-teaching, and assessment, are among the topics presented.

What Really Works in Secondary Education, ed. , v.
What Really Works in Secondary Education, ed. , v.

What Really Works in Secondary Education, ed. , v.

This book discusses the methodologies which are most effective in teaching secondary school students today. Novel approaches to classroom management and strategies to engage students, as well as insights into a handful of innovative topics in instruction; including using technology, UDL, co-teaching, and assessment, are among the topics presented.

Courageous Edventures, ed. , v.
Courageous Edventures, ed. , v.

Courageous Edventures, ed. , v.

This book provides strategies and solutions for tackling common classroom management problems by putting learning into the hands of students using Problem Based Innovation (PBI).

Inquire Within, ed. 3, v.
Inquire Within, ed. 3, v.

Inquire Within, ed. 3, v.

This third edition models what the new NGSS reform efforts looks like in day-to-day practice. New features include how to teach argumentation - a key standards requirement and 21st century career skill - and adapt existing science curricula for inquiry-based learning to meet today’s standards.

Evaluating ALL Teachers of English Learners and Students With Disabilities, ed. , v.
Evaluating ALL Teachers of English Learners and Students With Disabilities, ed. , v.

Evaluating ALL Teachers of English Learners and Students With Disabilities, ed. , v.

Teaching ELs and students with disabilities can be one of the most challenging experiences in an educator’s career, and also one of the most rewarding if educators have the tools they need. With this book, the first of its kind, your school can become a leader in the field by taking part in conversations that center on equitable teaching of diverse learners as well as valid evaluation of those who serve them in classrooms.

Different Brains, Different Learners, ed. 2, v.
Different Brains, Different Learners, ed. 2, v.

Different Brains, Different Learners, ed. 2, v.

This guide presents a concise outline for identifying prevalent impairments such as oppositional disorder, learned helplessness, attention deficit disorder, dyslexia, dyscalculia, depression, auditory processing deficits, and more.

Common Core for the Not-So-Common Learner, Grades 6-12, ed. , v.
Common Core for the Not-So-Common Learner, Grades 6-12, ed. , v.

Common Core for the Not-So-Common Learner, Grades 6-12, ed. , v.

This book provides advice, tools, and strategies to build struggling learners’ language skills in today’s Common Core climate. Included are classroom teaching practices and professional conversations that address the acquisition of content, language, and literacy.

Teaching Numeracy, ed. , v.
Teaching Numeracy, ed. , v.

Teaching Numeracy, ed. , v.

This book outlines nine critical thinking habits that foster numeracy, which is the ability to think through the math logically, solve problems, and apply math outside the classroom, and details practical ways to incorporate those habits into instruction.

What Every Principal Needs to Know About Special Education, ed. 2, v.
What Every Principal Needs to Know About Special Education, ed. 2, v.

What Every Principal Needs to Know About Special Education, ed. 2, v.

This guide assists principals in developing special education programs that address current standards and students' diverse needs. It covers basic legal and procedural information, and includes topics such as fulfilling requirements of NCLB and the 2004 reauthorization of IDEA, and supporting accurate identification and eligibility decisions.

Hacking Assessment, ed. , v.
Hacking Assessment, ed. , v.

Hacking Assessment, ed. , v.

This book reveals 10 classroom-tested, practical ways that any teacher can go gradeless and empower students–even in a traditional grades school.

Hacking Education, ed. , v.
Hacking Education, ed. , v.

Hacking Education, ed. , v.

This book provides solutions to everyday problems and teaching methods that any teacher or administrator can implement immediately.

Hacking Early Learning, ed. , v.
Hacking Early Learning, ed. , v.

Hacking Early Learning, ed. , v.

This book shows stakeholders how to: create learning environments that are conducive to play, technology integration, and movement; provide a clear understanding for all staff members of what students should learn; give parents detailed, timely information about what their children are learning; and grant access to research-based practices.

The Power of Assessing, ed. , v.
The Power of Assessing, ed. , v.

The Power of Assessing, ed. , v.

This book shows educators how to use authentic assessments as a dynamic teaching tool. Through colorful photographs and over 30 minutes of video footage, readers can see and hear teachers and students in action as they use preassessments and formative, summative, and metacognitive assessments to make instructional decisions.

Preparing Teachers for Three-Dimensional Instruction, ed. , v.
Preparing Teachers for Three-Dimensional Instruction, ed. , v.

Preparing Teachers for Three-Dimensional Instruction, ed. , v.

This book provides examples of teaching models that fulfill the intent of the Next Generation Science Standards, including professional development, preparation courses, and ways to enlist the support of business community and other partners.

Engineering in the Life Sciences, 9-12, ed. , v.
Engineering in the Life Sciences, 9-12, ed. , v.

Engineering in the Life Sciences, 9-12, ed. , v.

This book helps secondary life science teachers who are receptive to engineering ideas but struggle to develop age-appropriate, standards-based lessons. Offers open-ended design challenges for presenting engineering concepts in quick, engaging ways. Includes lessons that show how to use engineering concepts to enhance life science courses and draw on major content areas in biological sciences, including structures and processes, ecosystems, heredity, and biological evolution.

A Head Start on Life Science, ed. , v.
A Head Start on Life Science, ed. , v.

A Head Start on Life Science, ed. , v.

This book provides science activities, designed to heighten children’s sense of wonder about the natural world. Each lesson includes lists of learning objectives and required materials, relevant background to help teachers prepare, plus at-home activities.

Designing Meaningful STEM Lessons, ed. , v.
Designing Meaningful STEM Lessons, ed. , v.

Designing Meaningful STEM Lessons, ed. , v.

This book presents 13 ready-to-use lessons in physical science, life science, and Earth and space science that help educators embed engineering, technology, and science applications into their lesson plans.

Instructional Sequence Matters, Grades 6-8, ed. , v.
Instructional Sequence Matters, Grades 6-8, ed. , v.

Instructional Sequence Matters, Grades 6-8, ed. , v.

This book shows how to make simple shifts in the way teachers arrange and combine activities to improve student learning. It also makes it easy to put the NGSS into practice. After explaining why sequencing is so important, the author provides a complete self-guided tour to becoming an “explore-before-explain” teacher.

Dimension 2a: Creating Environment of Respect and Rapport

7 Steps for Developing a Proactive Schoolwide Discipline Plan, ed. 2, v.
7 Steps for Developing a Proactive Schoolwide Discipline Plan, ed. 2, v.

7 Steps for Developing a Proactive Schoolwide Discipline Plan, ed. 2, v.

This book shows practitioners and pre-service educators what, why, and how to build effective school-wide discipline practices using both data and documented successes. It offers a step-by-step process that maximizes teaching and learning and prevents problem behavior while establishing and maintaining desirable behavior to enhance school success.

Courageous Edventures, ed. , v.
Courageous Edventures, ed. , v.

Courageous Edventures, ed. , v.

This book provides strategies and solutions for tackling common classroom management problems by putting learning into the hands of students using Problem Based Innovation (PBI).

What Every Principal Needs to Know About Special Education, ed. 2, v.
What Every Principal Needs to Know About Special Education, ed. 2, v.

What Every Principal Needs to Know About Special Education, ed. 2, v.

This guide assists principals in developing special education programs that address current standards and students' diverse needs. It covers basic legal and procedural information, and includes topics such as fulfilling requirements of NCLB and the 2004 reauthorization of IDEA, and supporting accurate identification and eligibility decisions.

What Really Works in Elementary Education, ed. , v.
What Really Works in Elementary Education, ed. , v.

What Really Works in Elementary Education, ed. , v.

This book discusses the methodologies which are most effective in teaching elementary school students today. Novel approaches to classroom management and strategies to engage students, as well as insights into a handful of innovative topics in instruction; including using technology, UDL, co-teaching, and assessment, are among the topics presented.

What Really Works in Secondary Education, ed. , v.
What Really Works in Secondary Education, ed. , v.

What Really Works in Secondary Education, ed. , v.

This book discusses the methodologies which are most effective in teaching secondary school students today. Novel approaches to classroom management and strategies to engage students, as well as insights into a handful of innovative topics in instruction; including using technology, UDL, co-teaching, and assessment, are among the topics presented.

Preparing Children for Success in School and Life, ed. , v.
Preparing Children for Success in School and Life, ed. , v.

Preparing Children for Success in School and Life, ed. , v.

This book provides a research-based road map for raising respectful, responsible children who achieve to their fullest potential. The author shares brain-compatible strategies for guiding children toward personal, academic, and career success, and shows parents how to help children's brains "grow dendrites" in everyday ways such as telling them stories, using music to enhance memory, turning homework time into fun time, and allowing them freedom to draw and write.

Different Brains, Different Learners, ed. 2, v.
Different Brains, Different Learners, ed. 2, v.

Different Brains, Different Learners, ed. 2, v.

This guide presents a concise outline for identifying prevalent impairments such as oppositional disorder, learned helplessness, attention deficit disorder, dyslexia, dyscalculia, depression, auditory processing deficits, and more.

Hacking Classroom Management, ed. , v.
Hacking Classroom Management, ed. , v.

Hacking Classroom Management, ed. , v.

This book provides 10 quick and easy classroom management hacks to make your classroom the place to be for all your students. It shows how to create an amazing learning environment that makes discipline, rules and consequences obsolete, no matter if you’re a new teacher or a 30-year veteran teacher.

Hacking Parenthood, ed. , v.
Hacking Parenthood, ed. , v.

Hacking Parenthood, ed. , v.

This book offers best practices for simplifying parenting and maximizing parent-child communication; provides 10 mantras as cues to stop and reset; and shares concrete ways to parent with intention and purpose, and create better parent-child connections.

Hacking Education, ed. , v.
Hacking Education, ed. , v.

Hacking Education, ed. , v.

This book provides solutions to everyday problems and teaching methods that any teacher or administrator can implement immediately.

STEM Education Now More Than Ever, ed. , v.
STEM Education Now More Than Ever, ed. , v.

STEM Education Now More Than Ever, ed. , v.

This book helps teachers develop STEM units that address contemporary challenges in their classes, and emphasizes the importance of strong leadership from teachers and the STEM education community

Eureka, Again! K-2 Science Activities and Stories, ed. , v.
Eureka, Again! K-2 Science Activities and Stories, ed. , v.

Eureka, Again! K-2 Science Activities and Stories, ed. , v.

This book offers lessons to help children make discoveries of their own about who scientists and engineers are and what they do. Lessons focus on science and engineering practices, with biographical information about famous and less well known scientists.

Uncovering Student Ideas in Science, ed. 2, v.
Uncovering Student Ideas in Science, ed. 2, v.

Uncovering Student Ideas in Science, ed. 2, v.

This book offers field-tested probes to uncover K-2 student’s preconceptions about science before beginning a lesson or monitor their progress as they develop new scientific explanations. Contains 8 life science probes, 11 physical science probes, and 6 Earth and space science probes that target K–2 disciplinary core ideas.

Engineering in the Life Sciences, 9-12, ed. , v.
Engineering in the Life Sciences, 9-12, ed. , v.

Engineering in the Life Sciences, 9-12, ed. , v.

This book helps secondary life science teachers who are receptive to engineering ideas but struggle to develop age-appropriate, standards-based lessons. Offers open-ended design challenges for presenting engineering concepts in quick, engaging ways. Includes lessons that show how to use engineering concepts to enhance life science courses and draw on major content areas in biological sciences, including structures and processes, ecosystems, heredity, and biological evolution.

Reading Nature, ed. , v.
Reading Nature, ed. , v.

Reading Nature, ed. , v.

This book helps teachers encourage students to look at the living world and ask not only “Why?” but also “How do we know?” It provides a window into science ideas and practices, and includes context and relevant data for the investigations with supplementary teacher questions and prompts.

Dimension 2b: Establishing a Culture for Learning

Student Voice, ed. , v.
Student Voice, ed. , v.

Student Voice, ed. , v.

This book presents 3 Guiding Principles and 8 Behaviors and Conditions that profoundly affect student success in grades K-8. Includes a handy correlation chart and group discussions, personal reflections, and extended learning opportunities for each stand-alone lesson.

Courageous Edventures, ed. , v.
Courageous Edventures, ed. , v.

Courageous Edventures, ed. , v.

This book provides strategies and solutions for tackling common classroom management problems by putting learning into the hands of students using Problem Based Innovation (PBI).

7 Steps for Developing a Proactive Schoolwide Discipline Plan, ed. 2, v.
7 Steps for Developing a Proactive Schoolwide Discipline Plan, ed. 2, v.

7 Steps for Developing a Proactive Schoolwide Discipline Plan, ed. 2, v.

This book shows practitioners and pre-service educators what, why, and how to build effective school-wide discipline practices using both data and documented successes. It offers a step-by-step process that maximizes teaching and learning and prevents problem behavior while establishing and maintaining desirable behavior to enhance school success.

Inquire Within, ed. 3, v.
Inquire Within, ed. 3, v.

Inquire Within, ed. 3, v.

This third edition models what the new NGSS reform efforts looks like in day-to-day practice. New features include how to teach argumentation - a key standards requirement and 21st century career skill - and adapt existing science curricula for inquiry-based learning to meet today’s standards.

Digital Leadership, ed. , v.
Digital Leadership, ed. , v.

Digital Leadership, ed. , v.

This book covers Pillars of Digital Leadership to transform school culture. Topics include using free social media tools to improve communication, enhancing public relations, integrating digital tools into the classroom to increase student engagement and achievement, and facilitating professional learning and accessing new opportunities and resources.

Awakening the Sleeping Giant, ed. 3, v.
Awakening the Sleeping Giant, ed. 3, v.

Awakening the Sleeping Giant, ed. 3, v.

The third edition of the book expands on the definition of leadership and its importance to improving outcomes in schools, and cover the career-long development of teacher leaders from preparation programs through ongoing support for veteran teacher leaders.

Hacking Education, ed. , v.
Hacking Education, ed. , v.

Hacking Education, ed. , v.

This book provides solutions to everyday problems and teaching methods that any teacher or administrator can implement immediately.

Hacking Classroom Management, ed. , v.
Hacking Classroom Management, ed. , v.

Hacking Classroom Management, ed. , v.

This book provides 10 quick and easy classroom management hacks to make your classroom the place to be for all your students. It shows how to create an amazing learning environment that makes discipline, rules and consequences obsolete, no matter if you’re a new teacher or a 30-year veteran teacher.

Hacking Engagement Again, ed. , v.
Hacking Engagement Again, ed. , v.

Hacking Engagement Again, ed. , v.

This book acts as a comprehensive roadmap to create an engaging class that even your reluctant learners will love. Each of the fifty “hacks” follows an identical template, all beginning with a thorough explanation of the problem, then a detailed solution, and finally concrete steps to manifest the solution tomorrow. It is designed as a launching pad to engaging your students.

Hacking Early Learning, ed. , v.
Hacking Early Learning, ed. , v.

Hacking Early Learning, ed. , v.

This book shows stakeholders how to: create learning environments that are conducive to play, technology integration, and movement; provide a clear understanding for all staff members of what students should learn; give parents detailed, timely information about what their children are learning; and grant access to research-based practices.

Hacking Engagement, ed. , v.
Hacking Engagement, ed. , v.

Hacking Engagement, ed. , v.

This book provides 50 tips and tools for teachers to use to liven up your classroom and engage even the most reluctant learners daily. It also assists in identifying scenarios in which to give students more autonomy or how to inject some levity into your instruction.

Hacking Assessment, ed. , v.
Hacking Assessment, ed. , v.

Hacking Assessment, ed. , v.

This book reveals 10 classroom-tested, practical ways that any teacher can go gradeless and empower students–even in a traditional grades school.

STEM Education Now More Than Ever, ed. , v.
STEM Education Now More Than Ever, ed. , v.

STEM Education Now More Than Ever, ed. , v.

This book helps teachers develop STEM units that address contemporary challenges in their classes, and emphasizes the importance of strong leadership from teachers and the STEM education community

Engineering in the Life Sciences, 9-12, ed. , v.
Engineering in the Life Sciences, 9-12, ed. , v.

Engineering in the Life Sciences, 9-12, ed. , v.

This book helps secondary life science teachers who are receptive to engineering ideas but struggle to develop age-appropriate, standards-based lessons. Offers open-ended design challenges for presenting engineering concepts in quick, engaging ways. Includes lessons that show how to use engineering concepts to enhance life science courses and draw on major content areas in biological sciences, including structures and processes, ecosystems, heredity, and biological evolution.

A Head Start on Life Science, ed. , v.
A Head Start on Life Science, ed. , v.

A Head Start on Life Science, ed. , v.

This book provides science activities, designed to heighten children’s sense of wonder about the natural world. Each lesson includes lists of learning objectives and required materials, relevant background to help teachers prepare, plus at-home activities.

Dimension 2c: Managing Classroom Procedures

Inquire Within, ed. 3, v.
Inquire Within, ed. 3, v.

Inquire Within, ed. 3, v.

This third edition models what the new NGSS reform efforts looks like in day-to-day practice. New features include how to teach argumentation - a key standards requirement and 21st century career skill - and adapt existing science curricula for inquiry-based learning to meet today’s standards.

Preparing Children for Success in School and Life, ed. , v.
Preparing Children for Success in School and Life, ed. , v.

Preparing Children for Success in School and Life, ed. , v.

This book provides a research-based road map for raising respectful, responsible children who achieve to their fullest potential. The author shares brain-compatible strategies for guiding children toward personal, academic, and career success, and shows parents how to help children's brains "grow dendrites" in everyday ways such as telling them stories, using music to enhance memory, turning homework time into fun time, and allowing them freedom to draw and write.

7 Steps for Developing a Proactive Schoolwide Discipline Plan, ed. 2, v.
7 Steps for Developing a Proactive Schoolwide Discipline Plan, ed. 2, v.

7 Steps for Developing a Proactive Schoolwide Discipline Plan, ed. 2, v.

This book shows practitioners and pre-service educators what, why, and how to build effective school-wide discipline practices using both data and documented successes. It offers a step-by-step process that maximizes teaching and learning and prevents problem behavior while establishing and maintaining desirable behavior to enhance school success.

What Really Works in Elementary Education, ed. , v.
What Really Works in Elementary Education, ed. , v.

What Really Works in Elementary Education, ed. , v.

This book discusses the methodologies which are most effective in teaching elementary school students today. Novel approaches to classroom management and strategies to engage students, as well as insights into a handful of innovative topics in instruction; including using technology, UDL, co-teaching, and assessment, are among the topics presented.

What Really Works in Secondary Education, ed. , v.
What Really Works in Secondary Education, ed. , v.

What Really Works in Secondary Education, ed. , v.

This book discusses the methodologies which are most effective in teaching secondary school students today. Novel approaches to classroom management and strategies to engage students, as well as insights into a handful of innovative topics in instruction; including using technology, UDL, co-teaching, and assessment, are among the topics presented.

Developing Standards-Based Report Cards, ed. , v.
Developing Standards-Based Report Cards, ed. , v.

Developing Standards-Based Report Cards, ed. , v.

This book provides solutions to improving how educators communicate a student's academic progress to all stakeholders. Their work provides research, step-by-step guidelines, and reporting templates to begin the dialogue to develop a standards-based report card.

What Every Principal Needs to Know About Special Education, ed. 2, v.
What Every Principal Needs to Know About Special Education, ed. 2, v.

What Every Principal Needs to Know About Special Education, ed. 2, v.

This guide assists principals in developing special education programs that address current standards and students' diverse needs. It covers basic legal and procedural information, and includes topics such as fulfilling requirements of NCLB and the 2004 reauthorization of IDEA, and supporting accurate identification and eligibility decisions.

Hacking Education, ed. , v.
Hacking Education, ed. , v.

Hacking Education, ed. , v.

This book provides solutions to everyday problems and teaching methods that any teacher or administrator can implement immediately.

Hacking Parenthood, ed. , v.
Hacking Parenthood, ed. , v.

Hacking Parenthood, ed. , v.

This book offers best practices for simplifying parenting and maximizing parent-child communication; provides 10 mantras as cues to stop and reset; and shares concrete ways to parent with intention and purpose, and create better parent-child connections.

Hacking Classroom Management, ed. , v.
Hacking Classroom Management, ed. , v.

Hacking Classroom Management, ed. , v.

This book provides 10 quick and easy classroom management hacks to make your classroom the place to be for all your students. It shows how to create an amazing learning environment that makes discipline, rules and consequences obsolete, no matter if you’re a new teacher or a 30-year veteran teacher.

Engineering in the Life Sciences, 9-12, ed. , v.
Engineering in the Life Sciences, 9-12, ed. , v.

Engineering in the Life Sciences, 9-12, ed. , v.

This book helps secondary life science teachers who are receptive to engineering ideas but struggle to develop age-appropriate, standards-based lessons. Offers open-ended design challenges for presenting engineering concepts in quick, engaging ways. Includes lessons that show how to use engineering concepts to enhance life science courses and draw on major content areas in biological sciences, including structures and processes, ecosystems, heredity, and biological evolution.

Preparing Teachers for Three-Dimensional Instruction, ed. , v.