Discover a variety of research-based instructional strategies to support all students, including those with autism and severe learning disabilities; organize your classroom, materials, and schedules for optimal teaching and learning; execute well-planned standards-based lessons, annual IEPs, PLAALPs, behavioral interventions, and visual supports; develop communication and social skills; and foster parent communication and staff collaboration.
This book brings the mindframes of ten world-renowned educators to life. Ten chapters, each written by a different thought leader, detail a mindframe at the heart of successful school leadership, along with the high probability influences that make each mindframe visible.
In this book, readers will learn: ten best practices that address every stage of the hiring process, techniques and sample questions for Behavior-Based Interviewing, interview questions to avoid, and how to involve teacher peers in interviewing and mentoring new hires.
This book provides educators with a proven, practical, and broadly applicable system for implementing new practices methodically and effectively.
This book explains why more schools aren't seeing significant improvement in students' reading ability when they implement Response to Intervention (RTI) or Multitiered Systems of Support (MTSS) in their literacy programs, and what successful schools are doing that sets them apart. Includes 10 success factors for implementing MTSS.
This book is a guide to how to teach the essential, high-frequency words that appear in academic contextsâand reverse the disadvantages of what she calls 'word poverty.' It provides a selection of engaging strategies to help educators across all content areas and grade levels not only teach students a large quantity of words but also ensure that they know these words well.
This book offers step-by-step instructions to help you master the basics of Twitter, build an online following, and become a Twitter rock star.
This guide provides essential strategies to improve student learning by supporting good behavior rather than punishing bad behavior.
This text will help teachers transition from simply planning instruction to designing high-quality student work. The authors share stories of successful practice and practical tools ready for immediate classroom application, and also provide opportunities for reflection and closure designed to help teachers consider (or reconsider) their current beliefs and practices.
This book provides educators with a thirty-six week program of daily self-care strategies and techniques, each corresponding with a week of the school year. Weekly themes range from creativity and inspiration to relationships and time management for teachers and administrators.
This updated edition helps pinpoint what students know (or think they know) so teachers can monitor their learning and adjust their teaching accordingly. Includes 25 'probes'--brief, easily administered formative assessments designed to understand students thinking about 60 core science concepts.
Text explores ways of creating inclusive K-5 classrooms by utilizing such concepts as brain-based learning, differentiated instruction, and information processing.
This book explains how you can assess and answer your studentsâ technology needs in terms of access, purpose, and audience--and why you and your school cannot afford to keep students from using technology in their education.
This book provides a thorough overview of the Google Classroom application, specifically designed to help teachers save time by streamlining the process of going digital.
This book helps you take Google Classroom further with 50 tips, resources, and templates to help you consider ways to start moving towards a more student-centered approach to teaching and learning.
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.
This book offers school and district leaders concise, practical advice on how to set up a hybrid mobile technology program or shift an existing 1:1 or BYOD program to the more flexible, cost-effective, equitable, and learning-focused hybrid approach.
This book explains how to teach young learners to be close readers and how to make close reading a habit of practice in the elementary classroom. It explores text complexity and how to determine if a particular text is right for your learning purposes and your students.
This book explains how to teach middle and high school students to be close readers, how to make close reading a habit of practice across the content areas, and why doing so will build content knowledge. It explores text complexity and how to determine if a particular text is right for your learning purposes and your students.
This book shows how central Common Core tenetsârigor, meaningful curricula and assessment, and higher order thinkingâcan become educational realities for every child in your school or district.
This book provides science activities, designed to heighten childrenâs 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.
Shows teachers how to engage students through hands-on, visual, auditory, and olfactory stimuli and link the activities to relevant academic objectives. Provides classroom examples of how teachers use multisensory learning techniques to help students interact with material more intensely and retain what they learn for longer periods of time.
This practical reference clarifies what general education teachers need to know about special education law and processes and provides a guide to instructional best practices for the inclusive classroom.
This book shows teachers how to weave the cultivation of academic conversation skills and conversations into current teaching approaches. It describes how to use conversations to build academic vocabulary and grammar, critical thinking skills such, literacy skills, complex and abstract essential understandings, and an academic classroom environment brimming with respect for others' ideas, equity of voice, engagement, and mutual support.
This book presents a lesson planning approach for the secondary classroom that generates test success as a byproduct of comprehensive literacy learning.
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 arthropodsâ many essential ecological services, without which global ecosystems would collapse.
This copublication of ASCD and NNSTOY outlines a path for educators to become successful teacher leaders. Organized around five key toolsâcommunication, collaboration, professional development, data, and advocacyâit covers every aspect of what is involved in taking on leadership responsibilities.
This guide to teaching AP courses and leading AP programs provides classroom and program strategies to equip teachers to develop a culture of academic and personal success. Tells the story of how the author changed his suburban-Chicago schoolâs track record from an average of 2.7, with 18% of students passing the exam, to 92% passing in the first year, and 100% in the second year and beyond.
This book helps educators to create a comprehensive, five-part model of social and emotional learning (SEL) that builds students' sense of identity and confidence in their ability to learn and overcome challenges, helps students identify, describe, and regulate their emotional responses, promotes cognitive regulation and critical thinking skills, fosters students' social skills, including teamwork and sharing, and equips students to become informed and involved citizens.
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.
This book shows educators how to create culturally relevant RTI models that help diverse students thrive!
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 methodâfrom 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.
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.
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).
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.
This book discusses the stages of argument-driven inquiryâfrom 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.
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.
This book addresses the needs of multilingual students who enter a new school and have to learn to adapt to a new country and a new languageâand they must be assessed along with their peers. It presents the story of Ana, a newcomer to the United States and its school system and, in a month-by-month format, reveals how assessment affects students, teachers, families, and school leaders. It shows teachers how to collect, analyze, and act upon data about multilingual learners.
This book explores the neurological and evolutionary factors that drive teenage behavior and can affect both achievement and engagement. The author proposes a redesign of educational practices and learning environments to deliberately develop teens' cognitive capacity to manage their emotions, prioritize, and focus.
Thereâs no doubt that family engagement makes a world of difference for teachers and students -- but connecting with parents of various ethnic, socioeconomic, or cultural backgrounds can be challenging for educators. This book offers instructions for building strong relationships, beginning effective dialogues, strategizing, and monitoring progress.
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.
This book offers educators the opportunity to reimagine teaching and learning. It allows teachers to partner with their students to assess, track, and reflect on learning. This partnership gives teachers more time and energy to innovate and personalize learning, while providing students the opportunity to be active agents driving their own growth.
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.
This book explains that, while the latest technology supports learning by providing extraordinary opportunities, artificial intelligence will never replace the life that REAL educators bring to our schools. Through personal stories, this book encourages educators to share their unique talents and passions, be true to themselves, and embrace the adventures life offers.
This book takes you step by step through the writing process. Youâll 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.
This book describes real life stories from the authorâs personal life, and his occupations as a teacher in all three levels, and as an administrator, and can help enhance teaching practices and build relationships.
This book offers a holistic approach to school leadership, one that grounds education in the complexities of the real world and aims to prepare all students to understand, engage with, and influence what happens in that interconnected world.
This book introduces a proven self-reflection tool to help educators of all grade levels and content areas develop the skills to become a globally competent teacher, so that they can prepare their students for an increasingly complex, interconnected, and interdependent world.
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 studentsâ thinking in real time.
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.
This book helps educators to internalize and employ five core beliefs and mindsets necessary to best serve Black and Latino male students, six core values for teaching Black and Latino males, and eleven characteristics of strong, healthy relationships in order to become the educator that these students need.
This book answers questions such as: How is taking risks inherent to mathematics? How do mathematicians balance intuition and proof? How can teachers value both productive mistakes and precision? It also provides dozens of practical teaching techniques to try in the classroom right awayâstrategies to stimulate students to connect ideas; rich tasks that encourage students to wonder, generalize, conjecture, and persevere; and routines to teach students how to collaborate.
This book, created specifically for Kâ5 educators, provides proven response to intervention strategies to differentiate instruction, engage students, increase success, and avoid additional interventions. Discover how to identify essential power standards to include in Tier 1 instruction, create a brain-friendly learning environment, shift instructional processes to support collaboration, and more.
This book, created specifically for grades 6â12, provides proven response to intervention strategies to differentiate instruction, engage students, increase success, and avoid additional interventions. Discover how to identify essential power standards to include in Tier 1 instruction, create a brain-friendly learning environment, shift instructional processes to support collaboration, and more.
A companion to Best Practices at Tier 1, this guide provides secondary educators with fundamental principles, practices, and tools for implementing effective Tier 2 intervention strategies.
This book provide a practical blueprint for creating a cooperative and respectful classroom climate in which students and teachers work through behavioral issues together.
The book explores the three interrelated sequences of the field-tested Discourse and Writing Cycleâthe Discourse Sequence, the Transition to Writing Sequence, and the Writing Sequenceâand includes classroom examples and sample lesson plans from across the content areas of English, social studies, math, and science as a means to focus student thinking, fuel deeper learning, and build complex understanding.
This book provides teachers with a clear sense of the Standards for Mathematical Practice, along with ideas on how best to implement them in Kâ2 classrooms. Using examples from his own teaching and vignettes from many other teachers, the author invites teachers to break the cycle of teaching math procedurally; demonstrates what it means for children to understand math; and explores what it looks like when young children embrace the behaviors espoused by the practices.
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.
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.
This book demonstrates the advantages a blended model of learning has over traditional instruction when technology is used to engage students both inside the classroom and online. Breakdowns of the most effective classroom setups for blended learning, guidelines to build a blended learning toolbox of tech and resources, ideas for personalizing and differentiating instruction using technology, and strategies for managing devices in classrooms and schools are discussed.
This book explains how to use the online environment to increase engagement and drive higher-order thinking; prepare students for high-stakes exams without sacrificing class time; assess online work; personalize learning and differentiate lessons; and move toward flipped instruction, which shifts the focus of class time from teacher to student.
This book proposes a new approach to pedagogy as the basis for the bold moves teachers and leaders need to make to engage all learners and prepare them for now and into the future. The authors examine every aspect of K-12 education, including teacher roles, curriculum, instruction, and assessment, as well as the physical and virtual learning spaces that engage 21st century teachers and learners.
This book offers up-to-date, evidence-based learning approach that reveals how the brain naturally learns best in school. It provides tools to boost cognitive functioning, decrease discipline issues, increase graduation rates, and foster the joy of learning.
This book offers a collection of classroom-friendly strategies, resources, tools, instructional routines, and sample lessons, to help teachers learn about and implement formative assessment practices in the mathematics classroom.
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.
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.
Focuses on building the capacity of teachers, supporting teachers to help them reach their potential, and making the best use of teachers' individual and collective contributions to school improvement efforts.
This book explores the path by which administrative leaders may improve their math programs, offering an overview of what an effective program looks like and examples of actions to take to achieve that goal. It addresses the three components necessary for a successful math program: how to recognize, support, and evaluate effective teachers; the steps to take to move from grand ideas to concrete results; and how to approach obstacles to achieving your goal.
This book focuses on specific disabilities and inclusive curriculum scenarios for learners in K-12 environments. It offers advice on how to prevent labels from capping student potential and encouragement to help teachers continually improve learner outcomes, and walks teachers through the process of reinforcing, motivating, scaffolding, and planning for instruction that targets learners of all ability levels.
This book describes how your science department can become a site for developing science teachersâ professional learning, through stories from teachers who walk the sometimes-rocky path of reforming science teaching and learning.
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.
This book offers a continuum of options, with four 'destinations' on the road to improved grading and assessment.
This book shows how teachers accomplish this using their most powerful teaching tool: language. It examines the relationship between language and learning to show how this works moment to moment in the classroom.
This book provides a straightforward goal: to inspire you to engage your students through public collaboration in scientific researchâalso 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.
This book provides time-saving routines for general and special education teachers that will increase the active roles of co-teacher partners and intensify instruction for students. Co-planning strategies for meeting IEP goals, and tips for eliminating the frustrations and barriers often associated with co-planning, are also presented.
This book equips you to use computational thinking and coding in your classroom, regardless of your computer skill level, to increase creativity, remix assessment, and develop a class of coder ninjas!
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.
This book provides advice, tools, and strategies to build struggling learnersâ language skills in todayâs Common Core climate. Included are classroom teaching practices and professional conversations that address the acquisition of content, language, and literacy.
This guide examines key concepts of the professional learning community (PLC) process and how they apply to fostering school engagement with families and other community stakeholders.
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.
This work presents strategies, activities, and assessments that target studentsâ ability to comprehend complex text, both traditional written text or multimedia formats. It covers the essential elements of unit design and models for lesson planning; instruction for teaching vocabulary; questioning techniques; strategies and activities designed for teaching complex text; and how to measure text complexity and select appropriate texts that are aligned with curricular goals.
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.
Focuses on the importance of talk in classrooms. Presents core ideas from linguistics that call attention to roles and what lies behind these roles in terms of representation. Provides ways to help learners gain a curiosity and fascination with language.
In this guide, K-12 mental health professionals will discover three proven counseling approaches that are both efficient and effective, and that allow for data-based decision making. By focusing on levels 2 and 3 of the PBIS and RTI frameworks, counselors can deliver responsive counseling services to students most in need of support.
This book explains the need for candid, courageous conversations about race so that educators may understand why student disengagement and achievement inequality persists and learn how they can develop a curriculum that promotes true educational equity and excellence.
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).
This book offers a comprehensive system for defining engagement and optimizing it in any student cohort. It explores how to improve teacher feedback methods for maximum engagement and the power of mindset (for both educators and students) as well as aiding in the definition of and understanding how to maximize engagement.
This book applies the essential principles of standards-based curriculum, instruction, and assessment to today's unique challenges. It focuses on multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary, and transdisciplinary approaches.
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 responsibilitiesâand those of the teachersâwithin 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.
This book provides readers with various methodologies and practices for implementing a STEM culture within school curriculum.
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 3â12.
This book describes how teachers can create a structured, student-centered environment that allows for openness and surprise, and where inquiry guides authentic learning. Strategies for fostering student curiosity through exploration, novelty, and play; questioning and critical thinking; and experimenting and problem solving are also provided.
This book's strategies and tools help school leaders explore urgent and uncomfortable issues of race, bias, and privilege with their teachers throughout the school year.
This book will help teachers manage the dynamics of difference necessary to create an environment where all students can learn.
This book provides an inside-out approach that mediates a personâs thinking toward values, beliefs, and behaviors that enable effective cross-cultural interactions and equitable learning environments. Hereâs your opportunity to serve as that expert and trusted mediator, boosting educators' cultural confidence and consciousness, while honing their coaching skills.
This self-reflective and action-oriented guide helps you create and support more inclusive schools and classrooms that intentionally educate all students.
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.
This guide introduces the principles of Cultural Proficiency and how they can help improve educatorsâ ability to effectively teach English language learners.
This book draws on cutting edge neuroscience research to offer an innovative approach for designing and implementing brain compatible culturally responsive instruction.
This book presents field-tested practices to guide critical conversations about emotionally charged topics with friends, colleagues, and the community, and helps teachers build equitable experiences for students.
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.
More students on the autism spectrum are taught in general education settings today than ever before, adding new dimensions to educational programs. This book discusses their challenges with anxiety, executive function, sensation, communication, socialization, engagement, and cognitive acquisition. It shows how to decode the functional and behavioral manifestations of these challenges, and offers practical and research-based preemptive, supportive, and responsive strategies.
This book provides strategies for leveraging the cloud to create a self-paced, learner-centered classroom; explains how to take advantage of tech tools to facilitate learning; and real-life case studies and activities to ensure an enjoyable implementation experience.
This book provides an engaging field-tested approach using digital badges and portfolios to make teaching and learning more personalized while raising achievement levels.
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.
This book shows how to promote your facultyâs professional growth and accountability through job-embedded learning.
This book shows you how to design a curriculum that functions as a framework for lesson plans, unites the efforts of ELA teachers district-wide, addresses core standards while focusing on student understanding, and creates a ripple effect helping to align curriculum, assessments, and instruction.
Offers an experience-based and research-supported argument that detracking can raise achievement across the board and narrow the achievement gap. Provides educational leaders with strategies for launching, sustaining, and monitoring a successful detracking reform.
This book shows how to significantly increase your studentsâ capacity to thrive as they take responsibility for their own learning and delves more deeply into the critical component of self-assessment.
This book details how to impactfully respond to studentsâ academic, emotional, and behavioral challenges; embrace learning differences; and create inclusive classroom environments.
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.
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.
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.
This book explore how to use differentiated instruction to help students be more successful learnersâregardless of background, native language, learning style, motivation, or school savvy.
This book discusses how elementary school educators can use differentiated instruction to help students be more successful learnersâregardless of background, native language, learning preference, or motivation.
This book offers a community-based approach to building digital citizenship to teach, learn, and thrive in todayâs 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.
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.
This book is a guide to help teachers sort through, capture, and make sense of the messiness associated with assessment. By shining a spotlight on three types of student portfoliosâperformance, process, and progressâand how they can be used to assess student work, it assists educators in navigating the maze of digital tools and implement the results to drive instruction.
This book aims to reshape your approach to teaching and your studentsâ way of learning, and coverscore ideas in teaching Physical science, Life science, Earth and Space sciences engineering, technology, and applications of science.
This book presents a combination of research and practical advice from an experienced ELL educator that helps teachers clearly understand how to better reach English language learners.
This book incorporates new cognitive science that shows how influencing studentsâ mental habits is their key to finding meaning in classroom content. Topics include making dispositions come alive in the minds of students, shifting the thinking of educational leaders, parents, politicians and the public, and how to align day-to-day classroom practices with larger dispositional outcomes.
This book encourages educators to act against the debilitating effects of poverty on their students, while also discussing the five classroom practices that permeate the culture of successful high-poverty schools: caring relationships and advocacy, high expectations and support, commitment to equity, professional accountability for learning, and the courage and will to act.
This book discusses the pros and cons of homework, why teachers assign it, and what life could look like without it. As they evaluate the research and share parent and teacher insights, the authors explore the benefits for ditching homework, including better education for all students, reduced stress for families, more intentionality with lesson planning, increased love of learning, and more time for teachers to focus on learning at school and enjoy their after-school hours.
This book encourages educators to throw out meaningless, pedestrian teaching and learning practices and empowers them to evolve and improve on old, standard teaching methods.
This book shows teachers how they can free themselves from rigid and ineffective busywork by replacing lesson plans with learning journeys that are guided by the studentsâ abilities, interests, and skill levels rather than by pre-selected checklists of day-to-day benchmarks.
This book presents readers with a realistic picture of the successes and challenges of integrating A Framework for K 12 Science Education and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) practices into classroom curriculum.
The 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.
This book presents a snapshot of underachievement in gifted students and explores the reasons why it happens and how it can be addressed successfully.
This book offers a wide variety of ideas to teach writing using some of the richest and most beautiful childrenâs books available. It provides an annotated list of more than 120 books with do-it-today lesson ideas for teaching the traits of writing; eleven original essays by renowned childrenâs authors of some of the featured books; and a handy reference chart that helps teachers locate books quickly by trait, genre, language, and author/publisher information.
ELL shadowing helps teachers better understand the classroom experience from an English language learner's point of view. The author describes how to implement this easily accessible form of professional development, outlines specific strategies for adapting instruction to engage ELLs, and provides supporting videos on the companion website.
This book offers a practical, informative guide for understanding how to capture the brain's incredible power and achieve better results with all students.
This book provides teachers with the information and strategies they need to spot, advocate for, engage, and challenge exceptional learners in their classrooms. It enables them to learn how to recognize the challenges of each child, identify the five unexpected traits of exceptional learners, and adjust teaching to meet the needs of all learners.
This book addresses how school districts and schools can successfully promote academic English language development through teaching content knowledge and standards-based skills and abilities. It contains practical steps and ideas for developing collaborative, cross-curricular programs that address EL-specific needs, and includes tables and templates, essays, and real-life stories that illuminate best practices for appropriate standards-based instruction that gets results.
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.
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.
This book offers research-proven strategies on how best to motivate students in science and promote scientific literacy. The authors detail key motivational constructs specific to science with illustrative vignettes, address gender differences that influence how girls and boys are motivated, describe how to make science learning relevant, accessible, and enjoyable, and offer motivational strategies that are consistent with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).
This guide offers advice and real-life examples from elementary and secondary units of study across a variety of content areas and standards, as well as field-tested rubrics, protocols, and other tools. It also provides criteria for evaluating each component of a curriculum and end-of-chapter checklists to help ensure that criteria are met.
This book makes the critical link between social justice and Universal Design for Learning (UDL) so that students and teachers are equipped with the will, skill, and collective capacity to enact positive change. Included are examples, case studies, and implementation spotlights of educators, students, and programs that have embraced a social justice imperative.
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.
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.
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.
Teaching ELs and students with disabilities can be one of the most challenging experiences in an educatorâs 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.
This book presents a discussion of common evaluation systems, including testing, value-added models, and observations. Analysis of federal guidelines and state responses, action steps teachers and school leaders can take to influence policy, and a clear rationale and strategies for implementing a teacher evaluation model based on human judgment are also discussed.
This book provides a suite of research-based professional learning offerings that articulate a clear and process-focused outline for building instructional leadership capacity.
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.
In this guide, the author presents an approach informed by the teachers who helped him and honed through years of connecting with kids who needed someone to show them a path to a more positive future. He shares the little things you can do to prepare yourself for the hard work of making a difference and offers advice for bridging cultural divides, earning students' trust, and equipping them to take responsibility for their own success.
This book guides educators through their use of time in the classroom in order to make more space for literacy by outlining literacy-rich activities to optimize transitional times and minimize lost instructional minutes.
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 potentialâand succeed.
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.
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.
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.
This book can help you apply the most motivational techniques of gameplay to your classroom using strategies that work with and enhance (rather than replace) your current curriculum.
This book is designed to assist teachers, administrators, and coaches by prescribing strategies for creating a culture of feedback. Instructional tools and clear explanations provided by the author create a blueprint for developing independent thinkers, engaged students, and high achievers in every classroom.
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.
This book offers tools for decoding cultures to include those who donât fit in the mainstream culture because they are too different from the dominant groups. It examines moving from code switching to code sharing, addresses bullying, and provides compelling portraits of those who have learned to survive and thrive in schools and other organizations.
This book shows how Flipped Leadership can make the school community visible to parents, creates authentic staff meetings, maximizes communication between parents and school, and make effective use of educational technology.
This book presents detailed examples of how formative walkthroughs work across grade levels and subject areas, and provide useful templates that administrators and coaches can use to get started.
This book explores an urgent and growing issueâchildhood traumaâand its profound effect on learning and teaching. It can help educators cultivate a trauma-sensitive learning environment for students across all content areas, grade levels, and educational settings.
This text provides a raft of strategies for ensuring that students experience small, constructive failures as a means to greater achievement, and offers practical suggestions for ensuring that constructive failure doesn't detrimentally affect students' summative assessments.
This book shows how teachers can shift from 'behavior management' (punishing 'bad' behavior or rewarding 'good' or 'compliant' behavior) to an approach that supports all students with kindness, creativity, acceptance, and love. It focuses on strengths; ignites creativity and self-worth; ensures studentsâ needs are met; prompts teachers to rethink challenging behavior and how students are supported; helps identify barriers to success; and reconnects teachers with core values.
This book presents a growth planning process that integrates seamlessly with existing IEP and Response to Instruction and Intervention (RTI2) structures and is also suitable for any student who has individualized or personalized goals, regardless of whether that student qualifies for special education services.
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.
This book provide a quick synopsis of the best ideas found to make the most of blended instruction by learning to navigate the technical details of Internet access and learning management systems.
Getting to the Core of Literacy for History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects, Grades 6â12, ed. , v.
This book is designed to help teachers become more familiar with the CCSS (Common Core State Standards) and serves as a guide to align lesson plans with the standards to uncover their benefits for the teaching of reading and writing.
This book presents the steps and strategies needed to set up equitable global partnerships that benefit all learners, founded in the tenets of global citizenship and global competency. It provides examples of elementary and secondary school partnerships that target global and 21st century competencies needed for life in a complex world and discusses the equity pitfalls of global partnerships and strategies for building equitable relationships with communities worldwide.
Tailored specifically to international schools, this resource will guide you through every aspect of PLC (Professional Learning Community) implementation.
This book encourages teachers to tap into their Pre-K and elementary school studentsâ curiosity, particularly when it comes to technology, and provides ways to integrate digital tools in the primary classroom for young learners.
Provides an historical backdrop of our inherited system of grading, a summary of the research on motivation and equitable teaching and learning, and specific grading practices that are more equitable, along with teacher examples, strategies to solve common hiccups and concerns, and evidence of effectiveness.
This book explores how to transform education through the concept of global digital citizenship (GDC). GDC practices empower students to effectively and ethically participate in and contribute to the digital world around them.
This book helps you plan instruction focused on literacy standards, organize your classroom for maximum benefit, and lead your students to independence through whole-group lessons, small-group focus, and partner learning at literacy stations.
This book provides a guide for increasing and enhancing teaching quality through the power of educators learning together.
This book reveals 10 classroom-tested, practical ways that any teacher can go gradeless and empower studentsâeven in a traditional grades school.
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 youâre a new teacher or a 30-year veteran teacher.
This book demonstrates the power of EdTech Missionsâlessons 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.
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.
This book provides solutions to everyday problems and teaching methods that any teacher or administrator can implement immediately.
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.
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.
This book provides 33 hacks for teachers using Googleâs G Suite for Education, each containing ideas at the classroom, school, and district levels.
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.
This book brings readers inside schools that few stakeholders have ever seen â places where students not only come first but have a unique voice in teaching and learning. It focuses on building a culture of engagement, transparency and, most important, fun, leading to superintendents, principals, and teacher leaders around the world to employ strategies they never before believed possible.
This book describes five ways teachers can transform any classroom into a thriving culture of readers.
This book shows teachers how to hack instructional approach and assessment procedures to promote a culture of mathematical inquiry and engagement.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 Kâ12 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.
This book guides school leaders in using 12 powerful leadership lenses and the stages of leadership development to overcome challenges and balance priorities, while supporting students in a whole-child learning environment where student engagement and success thrive.
This book Identifies five key elements (information, planning, motivation, support, and leadership) that are necessary for the success of any goal, life transition, or challenge. The elements are called the 5 Waters of Success, and like the water we drink, we need them to thrive in todayâs rapidly paced world.
This book covers the fundamentals of differentiating instruction for students in an academically diverse classroom and provides additional guidelines and new strategies for how to go about it. It explores what differentiation is and why it is essential, how to set up the flexible and supportive learning environment that promotes success, how to manage a differentiated classroom, and how to plan lessons differentiated by readiness, interest, and learning profile.
This book offers enhanced guidance for considering the effectiveness of properly crafted and individually tailored feedback on student work. It provides information on every aspect of feedback, including strategies to uplift and encourage students to persevere in their work; how to formulate and deliver feedback that both assesses learning and extends instruction; and when and how to use oral, written, and visual as well as individual, group, or whole-class feedback.
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.
This book presents a thoughtful and practical approach to achieving breakthrough success with linguistically and culturally diverse students who struggle in school. Strategies for setting high expectations, providing access to the core curriculum, using assessment to inform instruction, attending to language developmentâboth English and academic, and creating a supportive classroom climate are also discussed.
This book guides educators at all levels in figuring out how to produce grades for single assignments and report cards that accurately communicate student achievement of learning goals. It explores topics that are fundamental to effective grading and learning practices, including acknowledging that all students can learn, supporting and motivating student effort and learning, designing and grading appropriate assessments, and implementing learning-focused grading policies.
Identity safety is a research-based set of practices that counter the harmful effects of stereotype threat and allow students to reach their full capacity for learning, foster positive relationships, and better appreciate the full spectrum of human differences.
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.
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.
This book is an essential resource for the newly minted inclusion coach, including timelines, planning sheets, surveys, frameworks, curriculum examples, and other practical tools.
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 todayâs standards.
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.
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).
This book offers extensive case studies to explore how expert principals manage crises, navigate tough choices, and support school environments.
This book equips you to create engaging lessons from experiences and events that matter to your students. Learn how to help your students see meaningful connections between the real word and what they learn in the classroomâbecause thatâs when learning sticks.
This book provides insight and demonstrates how educator-centered instructional coaching can make a difference in teacher learning, instructional practice, and student outcomes.
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.
This book introduces the powerful FIT Teaching Tool, which harnesses the FIT Teaching approach and presents a detailed continuum of growth and leadership.
This book features activities and useful advice for guiding teachers and administrators as they put NGSS standards into practice in the classroom.
This book encourages scientific literacy by showing you how to teach the understanding and thinking skills your students need to explore real-world questions.
This book offers lessons that educators at all levels can apply to teaching, assessing, counseling, and designing interventions for learners from all walks of life. It also offers real-life examples of challenging classroom situations, each with a detailed breakdown of how they were peacefully and non-punitively resolved and strategies for designing learning environments suited to the individual needs of students and reflective of their cultural backgrounds.
This book encourages you to think big and make learning fun and meaningful for students. While you're at it, you just might rediscover why you became an educator in the first place.
Launch: Using Design Thinking to Boost Creativity and Bring Out the Maker in Every Student, ed. , v.
This book provides a process that can be incorporated into every class at every grade level ... even if you don't consider yourself a 'creative teacher.' It enables teachers to discover practical strategies for using design thinking in the classroom to engage, inspire, and empower students.
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.
This book explains that making school a place where students and staff want to be starts with culture. Culture is the way things are done, and is what fosters a sense of communityâor notâwhen we create a culture of learning and positive strength. The author shares personal stories and practical ideas for creating a sense of unityâeven in the most diverse communities, and discusses how to inspire, encourage, and lead by example.
In this book, the author offers ideas and strategies that will deeply embed books, reading, and literacy into your school culture. Youâll learn: who should decide which books students should be reading; what it takes to create a culture of reading; where books can and should be found in any school; why books need to come with no strings attached; and how to lead the way by sharing what you are reading now.
This book provides a common core of knowledge and understanding about coaching to help educators design and develop effective coaching programs.
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.
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.
This book shows school administrators, principals, and other education leaders how to apply the author's model to the work of running schools and districts. It offers an overview of the case for simple, focused school and district leadership; examples of real schools and districts that have embraced focused leadership; and a practical implementation guide for ensuring focused leadership in schools and districts.
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. It enables teachers to discover how student-led classrooms help students thrive and develop into self-directed, confident citizens who are capable of making smart, responsible decisions, all on their own.
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.
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.
This book offers educational leaders a comprehensive and accessible guide to best practices for supporting students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds in a school environment that embraces equity.
This teacher-friendly guide offers everything needed to help students who are bored, frustrated, or under performing come alive to learning through the fundamental power of choice. It provides examples of choice in action, ideas to try with different students, and a step-by-step process to help plan and incorporate choice into your classroom.
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.
Featuring classroom examples, lesson imaging templates, and tips on how to start the process, this book helps teachers anticipate students' ideas and questions and stimulate deeper learning in science, math, engineering, and technology.
This book explains how to find out what your students really think, feel, and need, why itâs so important for students to feel like you care about them, what to do with the feedback you get from students, and how to use student voice to improve education and school culture.
This book shines a spotlight on gamification, an instructional approach thatâs revolutionizing Kâ12 education. Students build knowledge through experimentation and then apply what theyâve learned to fuel further exploration at higher levels of understanding.
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.
This book focuses on instructional strategies that integrate language, literacy, and content across all subject areas in secondary education.
This book explains why ensuring high-quality reading instruction is one of school leadersâ most important jobs and introduce their Literacy Classroom Visit (LCV) Model. Meticulously researched and refined through years of application in the field, the LCV Model enables administrators to evaluate and improve literacy instruction in their school or district.
This book will help teachers solve the dilemma: What does the rest of my class do while I'm working with a small reading group? It offers practical suggestions for over a dozen literacy work stations that link to instruction. Learn how to set up work stations, how to manage them, and how to keep them going throughout the year.
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.
This hands-on guidebook gives teachers, counselors, behavior therapists, and caregivers a wealth of easily implemented and fun-filled ways to enhance children's skills in all areas of social interaction.
This book explores how to turn students into flexible mathematical thinkers and problem solvers. It focuses on the following areas: making sense of math by fostering habits of mind that help students analyze, understand, and adapt to problems; addressing the mathematical building blocks necessary to include in effective math instruction; and turning teaching 'upside down' by shifting how we teach, focusing on discussion and analysis as much as we focus on correct answers.
This book helps educators to understand the math and gender stereotypes impacting girlsâ education and eliminate gender bias through effective elementary school math instruction. A variety of tools, tips, short exercises, and reflection questions, as well as videos demonstrating how real classroom teachers strengthen girlsâ experiences as learners of mathematics,are also provided.
This book provides a compelling vision for teacher growth that encourages and supports instructional expertise, along with nearly three dozen step-by-step protocols for working with teachers. These protocols present a powerful rationale for re-conceptualizing teacher evaluation by creating a balanced system of three equally important components: Reliable and valid evaluation, empowering and focused supervision, and meaningful and purposeful reflection.
Structured around the five essential reading elements -- comprehension, fluency, phonemic awareness, phonics, and vocabulary -- the book provides practical tips, sample lessons, lesson plans and templates, suggestions for related literacy work stations, and connections to whole-group instruction.
Written to help teachers and parents educate the next generation, this book explains the history, purpose, and messages behind the media. With more choices and more control than ever, regarding what and when we will watch, listen to, and read, there is a heightened level of responsibility to think critically about the content we consume.
This book offers a step-by-step, research-based approach to scaffolding K-12 instruction for students who do not have the language and literacy skills that are needed in school. Readers will find practical teaching strategies based on the four key facets of academic language fluency, case studies about studentsâ experiences with academic language across the content areas, guidance on family involvement, study questions, and performance assessment tools.
This book explores classroom-tested formative assessment movesâpriming, posing, pausing, probing, bouncing, tagging, and binning--including foundational research, explaining how and when to best use them and describing what they look like in practice. Highlights include case studies, try-now tasks, and tips and advice from beginning and seasoned teachers who use these formative assessment moves in their classrooms.
In this book, you'll find ideas to help children develop conceptual understanding and skills, use math vocabulary as they talk about their mathematical thinking, and connect big ideas to independent exploration and practice. It details how to set up, manage, and keep math stations going throughout the year.
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.
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.
The book provides scenarios, lessons, activities, and assessment rubrics that allow educators to focus assessment on mindfulness and feedback for improvement, framing assessment around six fluencies students need to cultivate.
This research-backed guide outlines how to teach self-regulation by fostering the five Cs of social-emotional learning and mindfulness: consciousness, compassion, confidence, courage, and community.
This book details how mindfulness in schools can lead to new, improved ways of educating, learning, and living. The exercises are easily adaptable across grade levels -- from prekindergarten through high school -- as well as across urban, suburban, and rural school settings.
This book defines mindfulness as a secular practice where the intentional focus of oneâs attention is on the present moment in a nonjudgmental way. It describes how it can reduce stress to create calmer classrooms in which students concentrate better and feel more positive about themselves and others. Along with an overview and latest research, it explains how it affects the the brain, how to adapt, integrate, and implement it, and how to teach it without religious overtones.
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.
This book provides the requisite framework and tools to help educators move beyond random acts of equity and pockets of excellence to systemic racial equity transformation.
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.
This title provides updates on multiple intelligences theory and its many applications to schools and classrooms. Topics include how to address common criticisms of the MI model and the success of international applications of MI theory. This updated edition examines how emerging neurodiversity research, trends toward greater instructional personalization, and rapidly evolving virtual learning tools have affected the use of MI theory to enhance student achievement.
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.
This book presents the three tiers of RTI (response to intervention) and identifies potential barriers to learning and establishes clear action plans for diminishing them. It examines the design of multi-tiered lessons that honor diverse student literacy skill sets and shows why confidence, competence, and collaboration are vital classroom components for helping students gain core mastery.
This book explores how one of the most fundamental instructional strategiesâquestioningâcan provide the proper scaffolding to deepen student thinking, understanding, and application of knowledge.
By designing learning experiences that reflect situations and challenges children face in their lives, educators can help them begin to develop the habits of mind that feed a lifetime of learning. Practical examples in this book show how those who work with young children can introduce these habitsâsuch as persisting, managing impulsivity, listening with understanding and empathy, thinking flexibly, and many othersâin entertaining, concrete, developmentally appropriate ways.
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.
This collection of articles covers what research says about the teaching of both reading and reading comprehensionâfrom 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.
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.
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.
This book provides everything needed to boost studentsâ 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.
This book shows how the words teachers choose affect the worlds students inhabit in the classroom, and ultimately their futures. It explains how to engage children with more productive talk and to create classrooms that support not only students' intellectual development, but their development as human beings.
This guide shows how to unite and energize your team as never before, while helping your students to love learning and crave achievement.
This book presents the latest research-based strategies, reviewed by high school and middle school students. It is aimed at helping teachers, counselors, and leaders give students the tools they need to own up and take responsibilityâas perpetrators, bystanders, and targetsâfor unethical behavior and to treat themselves and others with dignity.
This book describes collaborative work that expands emphasis on student learning and leverages individual teacher efficacy into collective efficacy, which makes for a powerful and results-driven Professional Learning Community (PLC). Four themes emerge: equity of access and opportunity, high expectations for all students, commitment to building individual and collective efficacy of the PLC, and effective team activation and facilitation to move from discussion to action.
This step-by-step guide will help you build learner capacity and create a classroom culture where students take the lead.
This book presents a strategy for how educators can build effective partnerships with parentsâespecially those who typically have not been actively involved in their childrenâs schooling. It includes case studies spanning the Kâ12 spectrum, and it explores ways to assist struggling students, collaborate on IEPs, use school-based events to engage parents in problem solving, and tap into community resources to work effectively with families of English language learners.
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.
This book explains how to develop a collaborative, learning-focused culture and build trust among colleagues; offers strategies for participating in difficult conversations that yield useful feedback; clarifies how to develop, sustain, and evaluate peer coaching efforts; and showcases exemplary peer coaching practices used in real schools.
This book explores the role peer feedback plays in learning and teaching. It will help teachers gain an understanding of what meaningful feedback looks like; establish a student-led learning environment that supports risk taking and honest sharing; teach students to be adept peer strategists; develop cooperative student expert groups; and use technology to enhance collaboration, streamline the learning and revision process, and strengthen students' digital citizenship skills.
This book introduces personalized learningâs key concepts and reveals structures that empower student voice and choice across a school.
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.
This bookâs 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.
This bookâs 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.
This book empowers teachers with theoretical and practical ways to introduce Algebra to 3-5 grade students, making vital connections to concepts they will encounter in middle school and beyond.
This book provides ideas and practical strategies for how to use toys, games, and comics to engage students â and shows how the best tools to reach those kids that were within reach all along.
This book examines how poverty affects education, achievement, and motivation for students across the U.S. and explores seven mindsets for ensuring college and career readiness for all students, regardless of socioeconomic status.
This book details the necessary but difficult work that teachers must do to establish the foundational changes essential to positively impact students in poverty.
This book provides an effective and actionable framework for school leaders looking to implement a long-term professional learning plan that extends professional development beyond a handful of days each year to create 'coaching culture' that supports teachers as they move toward blended learning.
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.
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.
This book provides school principals with a guide to communication, listening, and leadership skills. Content includes how to apply the Listen-Learn-Lead model for student voice to principal voice, contrasting examples of good and bad ways to address students, teachers, parents and community, and prompts for reflection that enable principals to apply the bookâs teachings to their unique situation.
This book provides readers with an overview of school security and the politics surrounding it, then provides nuts-and-bolts strategies for preventing violence and preparing for crises.
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.
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 Kâ12 learners to work collaboratively on analyzing problems, asking questions, posing hypotheses, finding needed information, and then constructing a proposed solution.
This book provides a framework for developing professional learning experiences that spark and maintain teacher motivation and lead to real changes in practice. It makes the case for a better approachâone that melds traditional PD structures with personalized learning. The author's three-stage professional development for learning (PDL) process covers critical aspects of planning, providing, and following up.
This book provides research-based strategies that preK-12 administrators and teacher leaders can implement to effectively identify and support ELs (English learners), addressing their needs based on proficiency levels and content competencies, cultural and educational backgrounds, and instructional needs.
This book explains how collaborationâwith experts, students, and other educatorsâcan help create interesting, and even life-changing opportunities for learning.
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.
This work presents and analyzes the DNA of productive discussionsâteacher-guided, small-group, and student-driven. It provides an in-depth exploration of questioning as the beating heart of thoughtful discussions as important components of classroom instruction that work in tandem to push learning forward and move students from passive participants to active meaning-makers.
This research-based resource provides more than 200 instructional interventions for teaching the growing population of students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds within an Response to Intervention (RTI) framework.
This book provides guidance on 'implementing the implementation standard' and will help you discover what it takes to implement lasting, high-impact professional learning and practice.
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.
Built around a framework of four intentions--alignment, balance, sustainability, and joy, this book offers teachers a series of lessons that help children read closely and carefully while still honoring their interests, passions, and agency as readers. The lessons here, which have been field-tested in grades 1-5, are interconnected and empower classroom communities, are filled with anecdotes and insights, and are practical, sustainable, and frequently joyful.
This text explains the four keys to real engagement: clarity, context, challenge, and culture. The strategies provided for improving classroom assignments, assessments, and environments will help teachers create learning experiences that are rigorous, meaningful, and rewarding for their students and themselves.
In this book, teachers will learn why students need to be able to identify and solve authentic, project-worthy problems in their own communities and beyond; how to connect with real-world experts, allies, and audiences; and what practical, field-tested strategies are essential for planning, assessing, and using technology to support successful projects.
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.
This book discusses getting to the next level of trauma-invested practice by building a positive learning environment shaped by three new Rs of education: relationship, responsibility, and regulation. It shows how to create a culture of safety; describes four areas of needâemotional, relational, physical, and controlâthat drive student behavior; illustrates trauma-invested practices; and offers ways to challenge beliefs and ways of thinking about your role in students' lives.
This book leads the way in applying Response to Intervention (RTI) to mathematics instruction by offering guidelines for improving learning for all students, especially those who have learning disabilities or are struggling with mathematics content.
Written for principals and teachers, this nationally tested discipline plan for Grades Kâ5 emphasizes a team approach to managing student behavior.
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.
This book will show all educators how standards-based grading can authentically reflect student progress and learningâand significantly improve both teaching and learning.
This updated Florida Edition aligns with Floridaâs new B.E.S.T. Standards, and lists 5 access points toward proficiency, purpose & modeling. It explains how to teach reading for a deep level of understanding that students of any age can achieve, and articulates an instructional plan built on research. Also includes illustrative classroom video clips available via QR codes to stretch students' capacity to read and comprehend text.
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
This text shows K-12 school leaders how to support STEM programs that excite students and teachersâeven if the leader is not an expert in science, technology, engineering, or math.
This book offers practical advice and strategies that help you build positive energy to reinvigorate your school's culture and staff. It zeroes in on key school improvement efforts, including moving from the culture you have to the culture you want; using the school's culture to improve teaching, job satisfaction, and morale; maximizing the intentions of professional learning communities; and developing organizational habits that can contribute to positive change.
This book offers tools, strategies, and advice for defining, assessing, and ultimately transforming your school's culture into one that is positive, forward-looking, and actively working to enrich studentsâ lives.
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.
This book provides teachers with 40-plus classroom activities and an understanding of how to use them with young students.
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.
This book provides background, content, and practices sciences teachers need to implement the new standards at the K-5 level.
This resource will help teachers improve high school studentsâ understanding of argumentation and evidence-based reasoning. It combines theory, practice, and biology content.
This book take readers through the step-by-step process of how to create, implement, and assess project based learning (PBL) using a classroom-tested framework. Also included are chapters for school leaders on implementing PBL system wide and the use of PBL in informal settings.
This book explores why it's time to shake up learning, what changes can be made in classrooms to support dynamic learning experiences, and how to plan meaningful lessons that include digital tools. Contains ideas, lessons, and resources, and provides a companion website, and a companion online course.
This book shows teachers how to incorporate social and emotional learning into a busy day and then extend these skills to literacy lessons for young children.
This book is designed to help teachers THRIVE by rejecting isolation, connecting with kids, and disrupting the status quo in education.
This book explains how to make gradual shifts, in your thinking, teaching, and approach to classroom design, that will have a massive impact in your classroom.
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 othersâ lives. It introduces the reader to some amazing kids who are leveraging social media in positive and powerful ways.
This book explains how brain science can be applied to social-emotional learning. It addresses how to: build strong, caring relationships with students; teach and model empathy; awaken students' self-awareness; help students manage their behavior through impulse control, stress management, and other positive skills; improve students' social awareness and interaction with others; teach students how to handle relationships; and guide students in making responsible decisions.
This book offers hands-on, inquiry-based activities on many aspects of solar astronomy. The activities cover the Sunâs motions, space weather caused by the Sun, the measurement of time and seasons in our daily lives, and more.
In this book, the authors identify and describe the 25 most common problems in curriculum unit design and recommend how to fix themâand avoid them when planning new units.
This book presents a system of support that helps general education teachers partner with specialists and parents to learn new ways to enrich academic, social-emotional, and behavioral growth through structured conversations and a series of productive meetings.
This book outlines why traditional homework causes dread and frustration for students; how flipped learningâcompleting the harder or more analytical aspects of learning in class as opposed to having students do it on their ownâimproves student learning; and how teachers can create flipped assignments that both engage students and advance student learning.
This book combines brain science research, proven teaching methods, and the authorâs personal story to empower teachers to improve their studentsâ learning experiences with ideas for sparking curiosity, strategies for encouraging students to embrace learning, practices for effective reflection, and technology tips.
This book discusses how educators can spark a lifelong love of learning, including incorporating literacy skills in every subject in engaging ways; empowering students and staff to ask and explore tough questions about the world; encouraging learners at all levels to choose to read books that challenge them; and taking responsibility to seek and share learning for everyone's benefit.
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.
This book is packed with ideas for both new and veteran teachers of K-8 students, covering a variety of topics that are especially relevant to the first week of school. It provides critical information that includes arranging and navigating the classroom, setting basic expectations, communicating routines, and understanding your students' needs. You'll gain new insights for the first week of school and for a successful year for students, parents, and teachers.
This book guides current and aspiring women leaders through a twelve-week development journey to discover their personal leadership identity and overcome the gender barriers to leadership in education.
This book shares stories from Webb Elementary, intended to remind teachers that education isnât just a job, itâs a calling. Itâs a role that comes with the responsibility to care deeply and to persist despite countless challenges, from state testing to budget cuts to long hours.
This book offers valuable, practical insights and research on how listening, serious conversation, and thoughtful dialogue strengthen school leaders' ability to understand others' strengths, motivations, and weaknesses. It includes basic theories underlying strategic listening and succinct examples of strategic listening in practice.
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.
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 matterâs 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.
This book includes 20 field-tested labs that cover molecules and organisms, ecosystems, biological evolution, and heredity, and give students an opportunity to design their own methods, develop models, collect and analyze data, generate arguments, and critique claims and evidence. Includes lab details, student handouts, safety information, and materials to guide your students through these investigations.
Student Lab Manual for Argument-Driven Inquiry in 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.
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.
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.
This book maps out a transformative model of personalization that puts students at the center and asks them to employ the set of dispositions for engagement and learning known as the Habits of Mind.
This book explores how the special education teacher and the general education teacher work together to create a student's individualized education plan (IEP) towards each student meeting carefully crafted goals. It addresses five common challenges posed by IEPs: understanding the full scope of the teacher's role, doing critical prep work for IEP meetings, offering modifications and accommodations, contributing to the IEP team, and monitoring student progress.
This guide to building and sustaining effective, cross-system partnerships between high schools, colleges, and regional and local communities is designed to help educators support studentsâ college and career readiness.
This book offers ideas for initiating authentic, math-based conversations that can benefit (and be fun for) everyone at the tableâno matter how young or old.
This book offers educators a range of manageable research-based strategies, self-care surveys, and reflective teaching questions that will guide them in developing an individualized self-care plan that promotes mental health and well-being.
This book shows teachers, administrators, and other school staff how to integrate the Formative Five success skillsâempathy, integrity, self-control, embracing diversity, and gritâwith school culture essentials.
This guide for improving communication and building better relationships teaches how to choose words that inspire, encourage, and move people to action. Six effective communication principles show how to develop rapport; gain respect; support others; engage listeners; develop insight; and increase productivity.
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.
This book offers inspiration, practical techniques, and innovative ideas that will help you to increase student engagement, boost your creativity, and transform your life as an educator. You'll learn how to tap into and increase your passion as a teacher, develop engaging lessons, establish rapport and a sense of camaraderie in your classroom, and more.
This book provides tools to assess your current self-reflective tendencies, identify opportunities to reflect on your instruction, and begin to forge a path toward continuous growth and educational excellence.
This book demonstrates how to build productive teams and intentionally create an environment of professional engagement in your school by utilizing these four steps: establishing guidelines and protocols, managing and resolving conflicts, refining decision-making skills, and building team capacity.
This book discusses chronic absence in U.S. schools and its effects on students, teachers, families, and the school community. It explains how to replace punitive approaches with universal supports and Tier 2 and Tier 3 interventions for students with more persistent problems, including how to: build a team to address absenteeism; collect data and set priorities; generate enthusiasm and community support; and create strategies specific to the school and its demographics.
This book explores where science education has been and where itâs 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.
This book offers the strategies and tools needed to help students understand energy as a concept.
This 6-12 companion to Visible Learning for Literacy shows teachers how to use learning intentions, success criteria, formative assessment and feedback to achieve profound instructional clarity, putting a range of learning strategies into practice.
This K-5 companion to Visible Learning for Literacy shows teachers how to use learning intentions, success criteria, formative assessment and feedback to achieve profound instructional clarity, putting a range of learning strategies into practice.
This book addresses more than 50 ways teachers can use technology in math classes as a means of helping students develop critical-thinking skills and learn how to apply mathematical concepts to real life. It provides lesson ideas, links to downloadable templates, step-by-step instructions, and resources.
This book explains how to generate understanding for your students, by showing Visible Learning strategies in action in high-impact mathematics classrooms. Walk in the shoes of teachers as they engage in countless micro-decisions to balance strategies, tasks, and assessments, demonstrating that itâs not only what works, but when. A decision-making matrix and grade-leveled examples help you leverage effective and timely teaching practices to meet studentsâ learning needs.
This book explains how to generate understanding for your students, by showing Visible Learning strategies in action in high-impact mathematics classrooms. Walk in the shoes of teachers as they engage in countless micro-decisions to balance strategies, tasks, and assessments, demonstrating that itâs not only what works, but when. A decision-making matrix and grade-leveled examples help you leverage effective and timely teaching practices to meet studentsâ learning needs.