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ASCD Bundle 10

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

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

Fostering Resilient Learners, ed. , v.

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

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

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

Achieving Next Generation Literacy, ed. , v.

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

Learning to Choose, Choosing to Learn, ed. , v.

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.

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

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

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

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

Making Sense of Math, ed. , v.

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

Professional Development That Sticks, ed. , v.

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

Starting School Right, ed. , v.

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

On Being a Teacher, ed. , v.

This collection of articles includes tips and strategies, reflections on the profession as a whole, and descriptions of practices that can make the teaching experience more effective and more rewarding.

On Developing Readers, ed. , v.

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

On Formative Assessment, ed. , v.

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

On Poverty and Learning, ed. , v.

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.

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

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

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

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

Excellence Through Equity, ed. , v.

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

Intentional and Targeted Teaching, ed. , v.

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

Leading with Focus, ed. , v.

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

Level Up Your Classroom, ed. , v.

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

Literacy Unleashed, ed. , v.

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

Making Teachers Better Not Bitter, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Better Writing Breakthrough, ed. , v.

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

The Highly Effective Teacher, ed. , v.

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

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

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

The Principal Influence, ed. , v.

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

The Teacher 50, ed. , v.

This book takes readers on a reflective journey designed to reignite their passion for teaching. It provides teachers with ideas for strengthening student success in the classroom at all times and under all circumstances.

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

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

ASCD Bundle 9

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

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

Better Than Carrots or Sticks, ed. , v.

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

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

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

School Culture Rewired, ed. , v.

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

Complex Text Decoded, ed. , v.

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

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

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

5 Myths About Classroom Technology, ed. , v.

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

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

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

Ditch the Daily Lesson Plan, ed. , v.

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

Freedom to Fail, ed. , v.

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

Getting Started with Blended Learning, ed. , v.

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

Igniting Teacher Leadership, ed. , v.

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

The Power of Extreme Writing, ed. , v.

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

Real Engagement, ed. , v.

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

Real-World Projects, ed. , v.

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

Retaining New Teachers, ed. , v.

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

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

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

STEM Leadership, ed. , v.

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

Teacher Teamwork, ed. , v.

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

Teaching the 4Cs with Technology, ed. , v.

This book shows how teachers can more purposefully integrate technology into instruction to facilitate the practice and mastery of each of the 4Cs (critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity) along with other learning objectives.

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

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

Unlocking Student Potential, ed. , v.

This book offers concrete ways to identify student strengths and then build on them in your classroom or school throughout the year.

Balanced Leadership for Powerful Learning, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Formative Classroom Walkthroughs, ed. , v.

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

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

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

Leading for DIfferentiation, ed. , v.

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

The Motivated Brain, ed. , v.

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

The Principal 50, ed. , v.

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

Questioning for Classroom Discussion, ed. , v.

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

Rethinking Grading, ed. , v.

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

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

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

Teach, Reflect, Learn, ed. , v.

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

ASCD Bundle 8

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

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

Checking for Understanding, ed. 2, v.

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

Grading Smarter Not Harder, ed. , v.

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

Sparking Student Creativity, ed. , v.

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

The Data-Driven Classroom, ed. , v.

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

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

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

Encouragement in the Classroom, ed. , v.

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

Handling Student Frustrations, ed. , v.

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

Learning From Coaching, ed. , v.

This text demonstrates how teachers can find support navigating the continual changes inherent in education through working with an instructional coach to think deeply about their work, set goals, and develop plans to meet those goals. It aims to deepen teachers’ understanding of the purpose of coaching, the teacher-coach relationship, and the responsibilities teachers and coaches have to each other.

Managing 21st Century Classrooms, ed. , v.

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

The Resilient Teacher, ed. , v.

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

Researching in a Digital World, ed. , v.

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

School Climate Change, ed. , v.

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

Student-Led Discussions, ed. , v.

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

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

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

The Tech-Savvy Administrator, ed. , v.

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

Time to Teach, ed. , v.

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

Vocab Rehab, ed. , v.

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

Effective Teacher Interviews, ed. , v.

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

Engineering Essentials for STEM Instruction, ed. , v.

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

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

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

Engaging Minds in the Classroom, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

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

Five Levers to Improve Learning, ed. , v.

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

Hanging In, ed. , v.

This book shows educators the value of tenacity and building connections when teaching students who present difficult challenges.

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

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

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

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

Learning in the Fast Lane, ed. , v.

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

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

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

Read, Write, Lead, ed. , v.

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

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

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

The Differentiated Classroom, ed. 2, v.

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

Total Literacy Techniques, ed. , v.

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

West Meets East, ed. , v.

This book explores the fundamental premise that strong teaching is at the heart of educational quality and that we all benefit from understanding the practices and professional thinking of exemplary teachers. The authors set out to discover which beliefs and strategies of effective teachers can cross the cultural divide and help students in each nation make breakthrough advances.

Corwin Bundle 10 (ESL specific subcollection)

English Language Arts, Grades 6-8, ed. , v.

This book gives you a streamlined path for designing and implementing curriculum that leads to student mastery of academic language—the key to school success.

Connecting Content and Academic Language for English Learners and Struggling Students, Grades 2–6, ed. , v.

This book focuses on the careful planning needed to develop the academic language of all students. For English learners especially, it is critically important to integrate language development with the content that the curriculum demands.

Designing a Concept-Based Curriculum for English Language Arts, ed. , v.

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.

Differentiated Literacy Strategies for English Language Learners, Grades 7-12, ed. , v.

This book provides a wealth of practical literacy strategies tailored for adolescents who have had interrupted formal education or come from newly arrived immigrant populations.

Differentiated Literacy Strategies for English Language Learners, Grades K-6, ed. , v.

This guide provides an instructional and assessment framework for helping ELLS excel, including an array of strategies for teaching functional, content-area, technological, and innovative literacy.

Discovering and Developing Talents in Spanish-Speaking Students, ed. , v.

This book provides teachers and leaders with the skills needed to uncover each child's abilities and boost achievement for Spanish-speaking students. It shows how to recognize students' unique strengths; identify and develop the gifts of bilingualism and different cultures; create challenging learning experiences for every student in the class; adapt tools and strategies to meet each learner's unique needs; and connect with parents and the greater Spanish-speaking community.

ELL Shadowing as a Catalyst for Change, ed. , v.

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.

English Learners in the Mathematics Classroom, ed. 2, v.

This book offers strategies that support mathematics learning along with language acquisition for English Learners.

Getting to the Core of English Language Arts, Grades 6-12, ed. , v.

This book moves the implementation of the CCSS for ELA from the abstract to the concrete by providing adaptable, exemplar lesson plans in each of the CCSS strands: reading, writing, speaking and listening, and language.

Leading Academic Achievement for English Language Learners, ed. , v.

This book shows how to shape a school culture conducive to high academic achievement for all students. An award-winning former principal and a professional development specialist provide the steps for developing teacher capacity, applying successful instructional practices, and advocating for ELLs.

Literacy Lessons, K-8, ed. , v.

This guide helps K-8 teacher's advance student achievement in all areas of literacy, including reading, writing, speaking, listening, and viewing.

Making the Common Core Writing Standards Accessible Through Universal Design for Learning, ed. , v.

This valuable resource demonstrates the potential of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) as a framework for making the CCSS writing and language standards accessible to all kids.

Mapping Comprehensive Units to the ELA Common Core Standards, 6–12, ed. , v.

In this book, teachers, curriculum committees, grade level teams, and professional development leaders will learn to challenge and engage students in all content areas using the CCCS ELA framework; use existing curriculum and materials to design new, CCCS-aligned units of study; identify mandatory CCCS ELA essential understandings for informational text, evidence-based writing and other critical competencies; and conduct resource-rich workshops and professional development.

Mapping Comprehensive Units to the ELA Common Core Standards, K–5, ed. , v.

This book shows how to translate the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) into an effective curriculum. It familiarizes teachers and curriculum designers with the key points of the ELA Common Core Standards and demonstrates how to design effective curriculum units to align with them.

Mining Complex Text, Grades 6-12, ed. , v.

In this book, a team of authors shares ways to use the best digital and print graphic organizers in whole-class, small-group, and independent learning.

Mining Complex Text, Grades 2-5, ed. , v.

In this book, a team of authors shares ways to use the best digital and print graphic organizers in whole-class, small-group, and independent learning.

Moving from Spoken to Written Language with ELLS, ed. , v.

This work explores how oral language development sets the foundation for developing writing skills. It provides tools to implement this knowledge through spoken techniques such as Socratic Seminar, Frayer model and Think-Pair-Share that build vocabulary and extend into academic writing; approaches to teaching three essential styles of writing: argumentative, procedural, and narrative; and sample lesson plans and graphic organizer templates.

Preventing Long-Term Els, ed. , v.

Provides step-by-step instructions for integrating vocabulary and writing across the curriculum to improve students' learning.

Promoting Academic Achievement Among English Learners, ed. , v.

Explores the research on promoting academic success among language-minority students.

Teaching Beginner ELLs Using Picture Books, ed. , v.

This book provides all the tools you need to engage your English learners with picture books, including how to: design lesson plans around themed units, select appropriate picture books using specific criteria, incorporate fun and engaging strategies like singing and reenacting, and integrate picture-book learning to facilitate development of English Language Proficiency.

The Essential Guide for Educating Beginning English Learners, ed. , v.

This book provides a framework for effectively reaching and teaching the growing population of beginning English learners.

Transforming School Climate and Learning, ed. , v.

This book details a comprehensive process for empowering students and teachers as school improvement leaders and "experts".

Corwin Bundle 9

Designing a Concept-Based Curriculum for English Language Arts, ed. , v.

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.

ELL Shadowing as a Catalyst for Change, ed. , v.

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.

Corwin Bundle 8

Mapping Comprehensive Units to the ELA Common Core Standards, 6–12, ed. , v.

In this book, teachers, curriculum committees, grade level teams, and professional development leaders will learn to challenge and engage students in all content areas using the CCCS ELA framework; use existing curriculum and materials to design new, CCCS-aligned units of study; identify mandatory CCCS ELA essential understandings for informational text, evidence-based writing and other critical competencies; and conduct resource-rich workshops and professional development.

English Language Arts, Grades K-2, ed. , v.

This book provides a streamlined path for designing and implementing curriculum that leads to student mastery of academic language—the key to school success.

English Language Arts, Grades 3-5, ed. , v.

This book provides a streamlined path for designing and implementing curriculum that leads to student mastery of academic language—the key to school success.

Mining Complex Text, Grades 6-12, ed. , v.

In this book, a team of authors shares ways to use the best digital and print graphic organizers in whole-class, small-group, and independent learning.

Mining Complex Text, Grades 2-5, ed. , v.

In this book, a team of authors shares ways to use the best digital and print graphic organizers in whole-class, small-group, and independent learning.

Making the Common Core Writing Standards Accessible Through Universal Design for Learning, ed. , v.

This valuable resource demonstrates the potential of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) as a framework for making the CCSS writing and language standards accessible to all kids.

Corwin Bundle 7

English Language Arts, Grades 6-8, ed. , v.

This book gives you a streamlined path for designing and implementing curriculum that leads to student mastery of academic language—the key to school success.

Getting to the Core of English Language Arts, Grades 6-12, ed. , v.

This book moves the implementation of the CCSS for ELA from the abstract to the concrete by providing adaptable, exemplar lesson plans in each of the CCSS strands: reading, writing, speaking and listening, and language.

Mapping Comprehensive Units to the ELA Common Core Standards, K–5, ed. , v.

This book shows how to translate the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) into an effective curriculum. It familiarizes teachers and curriculum designers with the key points of the ELA Common Core Standards and demonstrates how to design effective curriculum units to align with them.

Corwin Bundle 6

Connecting Content and Academic Language for English Learners and Struggling Students, Grades 2–6, ed. , v.

This book focuses on the careful planning needed to develop the academic language of all students. For English learners especially, it is critically important to integrate language development with the content that the curriculum demands.

Discovering and Developing Talents in Spanish-Speaking Students, ed. , v.

This book provides teachers and leaders with the skills needed to uncover each child's abilities and boost achievement for Spanish-speaking students. It shows how to recognize students' unique strengths; identify and develop the gifts of bilingualism and different cultures; create challenging learning experiences for every student in the class; adapt tools and strategies to meet each learner's unique needs; and connect with parents and the greater Spanish-speaking community.

English Learners in the Mathematics Classroom, ed. 2, v.

This book offers strategies that support mathematics learning along with language acquisition for English Learners.

Moving from Spoken to Written Language with ELLS, ed. , v.

This work explores how oral language development sets the foundation for developing writing skills. It provides tools to implement this knowledge through spoken techniques such as Socratic Seminar, Frayer model and Think-Pair-Share that build vocabulary and extend into academic writing; approaches to teaching three essential styles of writing: argumentative, procedural, and narrative; and sample lesson plans and graphic organizer templates.

Corwin Bundle 5

Leading Academic Achievement for English Language Learners, ed. , v.

This book shows how to shape a school culture conducive to high academic achievement for all students. An award-winning former principal and a professional development specialist provide the steps for developing teacher capacity, applying successful instructional practices, and advocating for ELLs.

The Essential Guide for Educating Beginning English Learners, ed. , v.

This book provides a framework for effectively reaching and teaching the growing population of beginning English learners.

Corwin Bundle 4

Teaching Beginner ELLs Using Picture Books, ed. , v.

This book provides all the tools you need to engage your English learners with picture books, including how to: design lesson plans around themed units, select appropriate picture books using specific criteria, incorporate fun and engaging strategies like singing and reenacting, and integrate picture-book learning to facilitate development of English Language Proficiency.

Corwin Bundle 3

10 Strategies for Doubling Student Performance, ed. , v.

With case studies and tools, this book features ten research-based strategies for driving significant, measurable gains in student performance and turning around low-performing schools.

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

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

41 Active Learning Strategies for the Inclusive Classroom, Grades 6-12, ed. , v.

Maximize learning for all learners with this compilation of strategies that engage secondary students, develop 21st century skills, and improve literacy across a variety of content areas.

A Developmental Approach to Educating Young Children, ed. , v.

Learn how current research and theory from educational psychology can be applied to create child-centered learning environments and developmentally appropriate practices in Pre-K through 3rd grade.

A Teacher's Guide to Change, ed. , v.

Provides a step-by-step approach that engages K-12 teachers in learning to prepare for change, which enhances their career satisfaction and professional effectiveness.

Becoming a Legendary Teacher, ed. , v.

Examining key characteristics that make teachers extraordinary, this resource demonstrates how educators can motivate students and create positive classroom environments.

Bringing Your Learning Community to Life, ed. , v.

This do-it-yourself guide offers specific tasks, exercises, and brief case studies to guide educators step by step through the process of establishing a PLC (Professional Learning Community) in nine to twelve months.

Build the Brain for Reading, Grades 4-12, ed. , v.

This guide will help teachers understand brain development and how it relates to all aspects of literacy, including phonemic awareness, vocabulary, writing, fluency, and comprehension. Along with classroom activities that build skills in these areas, the book also includes current research and theory.

Building Student Resilience, ed. , v.

This guide shows how school leaders and teachers can help at-risk students rebound from risk and develop personal resiliency.

Classroom Testing and Assessment for ALL Students, ed. , v.

This book offers ways for teachers to better differentiate their testing and assessment strategies using teacher-made tests, appropriate testing accommodations, technology-based testing, and classroom-based assessments that support the teaching and learning process so all students have the opportunity to succeed.

Count Me In! K-5, ed. , v.

Using research-based and field-tested methodology, this book helps elementary math teachers create programs for students with special needs, eliminating labels that stigmatize children and restrain instructors.

Creative Strategies to Transform School Culture, ed. , v.

Presents strategies to improve school culture, including activities for developing collaborative work relationships, dealing appropriately with conflict, and fostering rapport.

Data Strategies to Uncover and Eliminate Hidden Inequities, ed. , v.

This solution-focused guide looks beneath the surface data and shows educators how to uncover the truth necessary to create equity and social justice for all students.

Deeper Writing, ed. , v.

Make writing time really count with 45 easy-to-use quick writes, carefully selected mentor texts for inspiration, and guidelines for crafting your own original quick writes.

Developing Mindful Students, Skillful Thinkers, Thoughtful Schools, ed. , v.

This book shows school leaders how to build a thinking culture within the entire learning community. Based on the research of the best proponents of critical thinking and aligned to one of the key goals of the Common Core State Standards, this practical guide provides numerous strategies to help teachers and leaders. Included are practical classroom strategies and illustrations, curriculum maps, and tools for developing students’ creativity and decision-making skills.

Differentiating Science Instruction and Assessment for Learners with Special Needs, K-8, ed. , v.

This book provides suggestions, guidelines, and examples of things teachers can do to make science activities and assessments more accessible to their K-8 students with special needs.

Facilitating Authentic Learning, Grades 6-12, ed. , v.

Learn how to teach content and process at the same time, assess 21st-century skills, and engage students in higher-order thinking—all central aims of the Common Core.

From Conflict to Conciliation, ed. , v.

The Six-C process allows educators to take progressively more assertive steps as needed to resolve a conflict, using the least amount of time and energy while preserving relationships.

From Mandate to Achievement, ed. , v.

Based on a five-step model, this guide helps school leaders establish the processes necessary to align curriculum to mandated standards, develop curriculum maps, and systematize instructional practices.

From Silos to Systems, ed. , v.

This handbook provides specific application steps for engaging all staff in a systematic approach to addressing problems and creating a positive school climate.

Homework Done Right, ed. , v.

This step-by-step guide shows teachers how homework assignments can connect with the curriculum and with students’ lives, including strategies and sample assignments for all grade levels.

Improve Learning by Building Community, ed. , v.

This guide helps principals to create visionary learning communities that improve student outcomes by shaping the internal school community and partnering with families and organizations in the external community.

Integrating the Performing Arts in Grades K-5, ed. , v.

This book offers practical solutions to teaching the performing arts by integrating them into math, science, social studies, and language arts in Grades K–5.

Leadership for Family and Community Involvement, ed. , v.

This volume examines educators’ pivotal role in leading family and community involvement in school success.

Leading the Technology-Powered School, ed. , v.

Offers a cut-to-the-chase approach for busy principals who want to successfully lead with technology for enhanced student learning. Includes strategies for building capacity.

Learnership, ed. , v.

This handbook illustrates how you can practice learnership every day through activities, real-life stories, and narrative bibliography.

Mentorship of Special Educators, ed. , v.

Offers a contemporary, practical, and ready-to-use handbook for professionals who provide support and mentorship to special education teachers.

Mirror Images, ed. , v.

This book takes a comprehensive look at what teacher leadership means today and how teachers can transform the future of their profession. Included are ten iconic images of teacher leadership roles to help teachers move beyond teaching as they were taught.

Navigating Cultural Competence in Grades 6-12, ed. , v.

The author’s eight-point cultural compass guides you in crafting a respectful and inclusive curriculum. Each chapter includes frequently asked questions, specific strategies and activities.

Navigating Cultural Competence in Grades K-5, ed. , v.

This guide helps ensure that young children feel welcome and that their cultures are valued. Included are strategies and activities.

PLCs, DI and RTI, ed. , v.

The text uses a tapestry analogy to weave together the critical topics of professional learning communities (PLCs), differentiation of instruction (DI), and response to intervention (RTI) to form a comprehensive framework for achieving continuous school improvement.

Promising Practices for Elementary Teachers, ed. , v.

Offers educators tools to break the cycle of failure for students who are unsuccessful in school, including alternative instructional strategies, practices for vulnerable children, and more.

Recruiting and Retaining Generation Y Teachers, ed. , v.

Provides educational leaders with a framework for hiring Generation Y teachers, developing appropriate instructional and professional development programs, and building a multigenerational, collaborative learning community.

Responsible Classroom Management, Grades 6-12, ed. , v.

Provides direction on implementing a team-based approach to schoolwide behavior management and reducing discipline problems in Grades 6 through 12.

Smarter Clicking, ed. , v.

Designed to support appropriate use of technology for teaching and learning, this resource helps school leaders create, implement, and maintain effective instructional technology policies.

Sparking Student Synapses 9-12, ed. , v.

A practical guide to help high school educators adapt to a curriculum with an increasing focus on critical thinking.

Teach Reading, Not Testing, ed. , v.

Presents research-based methodology for teaching children how to read, building on teachers’ expertise about best practice. Included are end-of-chapter quizzes and real-life scenarios, plus a full chapter on teaching literacy with special populations.

Teaching Adolescents with Autism, ed. , v.

Offers practical strategies and heartfelt insights on teaching students with autism, with personal stories that illustrate and reinforce strategies in a tangible way. Important concepts are augmented with bulleted lists, tables, figures, photographs, and cartoons drawn by a student with autism.

Teaching for Wisdom, Intelligence, Creativity, and Success, ed. , v.

Provides instructional and assessment guidelines for strengthening students’ higher-order thinking and reasoning skills.

Teaching Tech-Savvy Kids, ed. , v.

This book focuses on the intricate and maturing relationship between youth and their digital media practices and how they may be integrated into the classroom for learning purposes.

The Active Workshop, ed. , v.

This book provides practical tools for engaging participants to talk, reflect, brainstorm, and stretch beyond their comfort zones. Designed for educators who would rather "show" than "tell" to create highly interactive workshops.

The Biracial and Multiracial Student Experience, ed. , v.

Provides strategies for teaching biracial and multiracial students and deepens the reader's understanding of race, ethnicity, and the development of racial identities.

The Instructional Leader and the Brain, ed. , v.

This book provides the information to incorporate the knowledge, skills, and steps to becoming a masterful instructional leader at a school site. By marrying the fields of cognitive science, neuroscience, educational leadership, and instruction, this book provides a cohesive framework to understand how the brain learns and how an instructional leader can use this information to improve student achievement.

The RTI Startup Guide, ed. , v.

This all-inclusive guide outlines the steps to establish an RTI (Response to Intervention) team and system, and provides the checklists, forms, templates, examples, and tools necessary to streamline implementation.

The Survival Kit for the Elementary School Principal, ed. , v.

This kit offers solutions for virtually any leadership or administrative challenge that elementary school principals commonly face.

The Teacher's Journey, ed. , v.

Earmarked with the milestones, challenges and decisions that every educator faces, this book is indispensable for building meaningful relationships while nurturing your own passion for teaching.

Toolkit for Mentor Practice, ed. , v.

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

When Kids Are Grieving, ed. , v.

Helps educators understand and respond appropriately to students’ unique expressions of grief, facilitate effective interventions, and determine when to refer a child to a specialist.

Why Great Teachers Quit, ed. , v.

Features analysis of the teacher retention problem, and provides suggestions for administrators and policy makers to keep good teachers in the classroom.

Zing! Seven Creativity Practices for Educators and Students, ed. , v.

Written in the form of letters to teachers and librarians, this book is a guide offering seven powerful practices for personal creativity and professional inventiveness, each with parallel exercises for teachers and students.

Corwin Bundle 2

Differentiated Literacy Strategies for English Language Learners, Grades 7-12, ed. , v.

This book provides a wealth of practical literacy strategies tailored for adolescents who have had interrupted formal education or come from newly arrived immigrant populations.

Differentiated Literacy Strategies for English Language Learners, Grades K-6, ed. , v.

This guide provides an instructional and assessment framework for helping ELLS excel, including an array of strategies for teaching functional, content-area, technological, and innovative literacy.

Corwin Bundle 1

Literacy Lessons, K-8, ed. , v.

This guide helps K-8 teacher's advance student achievement in all areas of literacy, including reading, writing, speaking, listening, and viewing.

Preventing Long-Term Els, ed. , v.

Provides step-by-step instructions for integrating vocabulary and writing across the curriculum to improve students' learning.

Promoting Academic Achievement Among English Learners, ed. , v.

Explores the research on promoting academic success among language-minority students.

Transforming School Climate and Learning, ed. , v.

This book details a comprehensive process for empowering students and teachers as school improvement leaders and "experts".

NSTA Elementary Subcollection

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

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

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

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

The Power of Questioning, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Inquiring Scientists, Inquiring Readers, ed. , v.

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

Science for the Next Generation, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

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

NSTA Collection 1

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

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

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

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

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

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

Creative Writing in Science, ed. , v.

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

Reimagining the Science Department, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Becoming a Responsive Science Teacher, ed. , v.

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

Citizen Science, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Exemplary College Science Teaching, ed. , v.

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

Exemplary Science, ed. , v.

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

Exemplary STEM Programs, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

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

Inquiring Scientists, Inquiring Readers, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

NGSS for All Students, ed. , v.

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.

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

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

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

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

Science for the Next Generation, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

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

Scientific Argumentation in Biology, ed. , v.

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

Solar Science, ed. , v.

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

Teaching Conceptual Understanding in Science, ed. , v.

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

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

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

The Basics of Data Literacy, ed. , v.

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

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

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

The Case for STEM Education, ed. , v.

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

The Feedback Loop, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Power of Questioning, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Motivating & Inspiring Students, ed. , v.

This book provides a results-driven framework—based on a six-level hierarchy of student needs and goals—that can be used to provide engaging instruction to students.

Transformative Teaching, ed. , v.

This book explores the emotional, cultural, and academic needs of diverse students to help them develop the skills to become lifelong learners. It examines the most effective strategies for leading diverse students in developing the skills they need inside and outside the classroom.

Mindful Assessment, ed. , v.

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.

Seven Keys to a Positive Learning Environment in Your Classroom, ed. , v.

This book helps teachers create a positive classroom learning environment by establishing clearer expectations, enhancing instruction and assessment, and fostering quality relationships with students.

Embracing a Culture of Joy, ed. , v.

This book shows how to equip students with the skills and qualities they’ll need to achieve academic success, by bringing joy to classrooms each day.

Global Education Guidebook, ed. , v.

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.

Promises Fulfilled, ed. , v.

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.

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NOW! Classrooms, Grades 6-8, ed. , v.

This resource, developed specifically for grades 6-8, presents classroom-tested lessons that help take instruction and learning to the next level through the use of technology.

NOW! Classrooms, Grades K-2, ed. , v.

This resource, developed specifically for grades K-2, presents classroom-tested lessons that help take instruction and learning to the next level through the use of technology.

NOW! Classrooms Leader's Guide, ed. , v.

This guidebook outlines how to create an engaging, student-centered learning environment using technology.

The Quest for Learning, ed. , v.

This book dives deep into questing, a customizable pedagogy tailored to a student’s interests, needs, and abilities. Learn how to use questing to engross students in emotionally gripping learning experiences, engage them with actionable goals, and promote collaboration in online and physical spaces.

Now We're Talking!, ed. , v.

This book presents school leaders with a 21-day, results-driven approach to classroom visits.

NOW! Classrooms, Grades 3-5, ed. , v.

This resource, developed specifically for grades 3–5, presents classroom-tested lessons that help take instruction and learning to the next level through the use of technology.

Assessing Unstoppable Learning, ed. , v.

This book presents the Unstoppable Learning model that includes seven elements: planning, launching, consolidating, assessing, adapting, managing, and leading. It focuses on the assessing element, sharing crucial protocols and activities for collectively reworking their assessment systems through which educators can prepare themselves and their students to thrive in 21st century classrooms and beyond.

Responding to the Every Student Succeeds Act With the PLC at Work™ Process, ed. , v.

This book explains the roles that federal and state governments play in K-12 education funding with the adoption of Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) and how it relates to past educational reforms such as ESEA and No Child Left Behind. It emphasizes the importance of using the Professional Learning Communities (PLCs) at Work process to respond to ESSA and provides the strategies and mindsets teachers, district leaders, and states should implement to enhance student learning.

Growing Global Digital Citizens, ed. , v.

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.

EMPOWER Your Students, ed. , v.

This book offers enjoyable, engaging classroom activities, as well as strategies for refining teaching practices, incorporating student values into course content, and deeply connecting with learners.

Transforming School Culture, ed. 2, v.

This book presents insight into the four types of educators—Believers, Fundamentalists, Tweeners, and Survivors—and how to work with each group to create thriving schools. It includes the author’s latest research and observations and how the behavior of the schools’ staff supported or hindered student achievement as well as looking at why teachers can no longer work in isolation to improve student performance.

Developing Effective Learners, ed. , v.

This book details how to impactfully respond to students’ academic, emotional, and behavioral challenges; embrace learning differences; and create inclusive classroom environments.

Pathways to Proficiency, ed. , v.

This book provides the pathway for implementing evidence-based grading practices in schools through a straightforward, five-phase creative model.

Raising the Rigor, ed. , v.

This book shares instructional practices that educators can use to respond to students’ diverse needs as they develop 21st century skills.

Softening the Edges, ed. , v.

This book asserts that assessment must have soft edges, smoothly guiding students through their learning and engaging them so their confidence grows and their experiences are positive and relevant. It explores the difference between soft edges and hard edges regarding alignment between students’ and teachers’ needs and the assessment practices that are meant to meet them and how to spot indicators of hard and soft edges in classroom practices.

Blended Vocabulary for K–12 Classrooms, ed. , v.

This book, created for teachers, administrators, instructional coaches, and literacy teams, outlines a research-based model that will help you ensure English learners, general education students, and special education students master tiered vocabulary.

Designing Effective Assessments, ed. , v.

This book presents ten key assessment design tools and clearly outlines how to incorporate each tool into daily classroom practices. With quality assessment processes in place, teachers at all grade levels can accurately measure student mastery and shape instruction to increase achievement.

Beyond Reform, ed. , v.

This book will show how Lindsay Unified School District acted to improve student learning by shifting from a traditional time-based education system to a learner-centered performance-based system.

Leading Unstoppable Learning, ed. , v.

This book explores how to lead schools to success through implementation of the elements of the Unstoppable Learning model: planning, launching, consolidating, assessing, adapting, managing, and leading. It includes key strategies and practices for establishing a learning culture, such as creating an inclusive environment and inspiring teachers to become leaders, as well as practical observation and planning forms provided to boost leadership efficacy.

Building a Culture of Hope, ed. , v.

This book illustrates how to support students with an approach that considers social as well as emotional factors in education.

How to Interview, Hire, & Retain High-Quality New Teachers, ed. 3, v.

This book examines effective processes for recruiting, interviewing, hiring, and supporting faculty who best fit the needs of individual schools. It uses firsthand experiences and observations to share insights into productive recruitment and interviewing procedures and presents effective approaches for determining the best interview questions to ask to collect the most relevant information about candidates.

RTI in the Early Grades, ed. , v.

This book delves into why intervention and support for struggling students in the early grades are essential to student success. It enables teachers and support personnel to discover how to implement response to invention (RTI)-based supports in the early grades and learn what this prevention looks like and to find practical, research-based strategies to seal the gaps in student learning in grades K–3, identify students who need intervention, and more.

The Global School, ed. , v.

This book offers specific steps to globalize your classroom and strategies to encourage higher-order thinking.

Bringing Innovation to School, ed. , v.

This book explores innovation as an essential skill for 21st century learners' success and how student-driven, collaborative projects will teach students how to generate innovative ideas and then put them into action. It enables teachers to discover the diverse ways that innovation can be implemented in the classroom; explore innovative examples from outside education to stir creativity; understand how innovation can coexist with standards-based instruction.

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Breaking with Tradition, ed. , v.

This book explores the shift to competency-based learning that allows educators to replace traditional, ineffective systems with a personalized, student-centered approach. It examines how the components of PLCs (professional learning communities) promote the principles of competency-based education and share real-world examples from practitioners who have made the transition.

Messaging Matters, ed. , v.

This book helps leaders to maximize their role as chief communicators with students, teachers, and parents and community. It includes suggestions for using digital tools to enhance messaging and ends with reflection questions and practical next steps and special considerations to make when communicating with challenging students or in difficult school climates.

Building Great School Board-Superintendent Teams, ed. , v.

This book offers a systematic approach for establishing a unified team that can efficiently meet demands, avoid conflict, and respond to the ever-changing educational environment.

HEART!, ed. , v.

This book presents the concept of a heartprint—the distinctive impression that an educator’s heart leaves on students and colleagues during his or her professional career.

School Improvement for All, ed. , v.

This book enables K-12 educators to discover how to target their school’s specific needs with an immediate course of action to improve student achievement. It examines how to drive increased academic achievement for all students, and includes space for teams to determine actions steps and a list of questions to help bring greater focus to improvement efforts.

The Handbook for Embedded Formative Assessment, ed. , v.

This book guides K-12 teachers through the process of developing effective formative assessments. It includes tested classroom techniques, practical how-to's, and exercises designed to guide implementation as well as discussion questions that can be answered as teams or used for individual reflection.

Instructional Agility, ed. , v.

This book explores how instructional agility—moving seamlessly among instruction, formative assessment, and feedback—fits within the six tenets of essential assessment framework. It covers how to foster and maintain a culture of learning in K-12 classrooms and gain strategies and tools to enhance instructional agility and assessment practices, providing examples of instructional agility in action.

Personalizing Learning Through Voice and Choice, ed. , v.

This book introduces personalized learning’s key concepts and reveals structures that empower student voice and choice across a school.

Vocabulary in a SNAP, ed. , v.

This book provides more than 100 research-based mini-lessons for vocabulary instruction that can be adapted to fit diverse curricula, each taking no more than 20 minutes of instructional time and which can be modified to fit their curriculum and their students’ needs. It also includes the most crucial root words, prefixes, and suffixes in the English language to best employ instructional time.

Embedded Formative Assessment, ed. , v.

This book presents current research, insights, and techniques for formative assessment practices that teachers can immediately apply in their classrooms. It includes examples and templates to help teachers elicit evidence of learning, provide meaningful feedback, and empower students to take ownership of their education.

Adapting Unstoppable Learning, ed. , v.

This book expands upon the elements of the Unstoppable Learning model—planning, launching, consolidating, assessing, adapting, managing, and leading—to explore accessible learning for all students. It enables K-12 teachers to discover how to provide effective differentiated instruction to students with varying needs, and includes forms, tools, and diagrams designed to aid instructional planning.

Taking Action, ed. , v.

This book explores how to incorporate the response to intervention (RTI) process by covering every element required to build a successful RTI at Work system of support in schools. It aids in understanding how RTI at Work builds on the PLC at Work process; learning what roles teacher teams, leadership teams, and school-wide teams play in a multi-tiered intervention structure; and understanding the differences among intervention, extension, prevention, and enrichment.

Different Schools for a Different World, ed. , v.

This book details six key arguments for why educators must approach schooling differently in the 21st century: information literacy, the economy, learning, boredom, innovation, and equity. It examines what makes traditional school reforms counterproductive, the building blocks of deeper learning schools, the research that proves deeper learning environments enhance results, and examples of deeper learning schools showing emerging organizational and instructional models.

The Power of Unstoppable Momentum, ed. , v.

This book explores how to revolutionize a school district’s culture to improve student learning. It details a simple but powerful process for integrating technology, pedagogy, and deep learning that leads to lasting change. Included are real examples of districts that attained pedagogically driven, digitally accelerated success.

Global Education Guidebook, ed. , v.

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.

Navigating the Core Curriculum, ed. , v.

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.

A Handbook for Unstoppable Learning, ed. , v.

This book presents the seven elements of the Unstoppable Learning model for effective teaching and deep learning: planning, launching, consolidating, assessing, adapting, managing, and leading. Each chapter focuses on a different element as it pertains to designing powerful learning opportunities. The book also provides templates for planning learning targets, assessments, lessons, and units that will help educators create high-performing classrooms.

Real-World Learning Framework for Elementary Schools, ed. , v.

This book outlines opportunities teachers and students should have to exercise cognitive complexity, engagement, and technology integration through real-world project-based instruction.

Beyond the Grade, ed. , v.

This book examines why current practices are ineffective and present an evidence-based case for a standards-based grading system. Use this book as a schoolwide study guide to ensure all staff fully understand how standards-based grading will improve the achievement of an ever-growing, diverse student population.

Creating the Anywhere, Anytime Classroom, ed. , v.

This book offers direct guidance on the steps K–12 educators must take to facilitate online learning and maximize student growth using digital tools. Each chapter includes suggestions, tips, and examples tied to pedagogical practices associated with learning online.

Teaching Students to Think Like Scientists, ed. , v.

This book presents instructional methods and lesson scenarios for teachers of all disciplines to guide students through the examination, review, and evaluation of knowledge and ideas through a process of scientific investigation and argumentation using the Common Core State Standards for English language arts/literacy and the Next Generation Science Standards.

The High-Performing School, ed. , v.

This book provides up-to-date summaries of research on the characteristics and practices of effective schools, including step-by-step instructions for planning and conducting or undergoing an on-site school review.

Strengthening the Connection Between School & Home, ed. 2, v.

This book examines the pivotal role family engagement plays in student achievement, and explores in depth the process of creating and implementing a family-engagement plan. It includes specific strategies, handouts, and reproducible items that leaders can use to make their schools family friendly and connect with those families who may be hard to reach.

Classroom Habitudes, ed. , v.

This book shows teachers how to use the content they already teach to challenge students to think critically, collaborate with others, solve new problems, and adapt to change across new learning contexts.

Breaking Through, ed. , v.

This book provides educators with a whole-school approach to helping English learners achieve academically while they learn English.

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Mindful Assessment, ed. , v.

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.

The Myth of the Muse, ed. , v.

In this book, the authors argue that creativity is not spontaneous or inborn but a process that can be cultivated by utilizing seven virtues that inspire creativity: curiosity, versatility, synthesis, discipline, collaboration, experimentation, and tenacity. It includes assessment rubrics as well as sample activities and practical guidelines to encourage and facilitate creativity.

Game On, ed. , v.

This book features how to incorporate digital games into lessons in order to improve learning and prepare 21st century students for college and careers.

Counting What Counts, ed. , v.

This book identifies key traits such as mindset, motivation, social skills, creativity, and entrepreneurial spirit that students, teachers, and schools need to acknowledge and cultivate. Educators are asked to shift the evaluation paradigm to focus on a multiplicity of skills necessary for success in the 21st century.

Engage in the Mathematical Practices, ed. , v.

This book covers more than 40 strategies for teachers to implement to ensure students learn critical mathematics skills and retain understanding. Each chapter is devoted to a different Standard for Mathematical Practice and offers an in-depth look at why the standard is important for students understanding of mathematics.

Design in Five, ed. , v.

This book is designed to assist teachers in implementing practices to fully engage learners in the classroom. It focuses on how to create high-quality assessments using a five-phase design protocol, explore types and traits of quality assessment, and develop assessments that are innovative, effective, and engaging, and enables the teacher to evaluate whether current assessments meet the design criteria.

Shifting to Common Core Literacy, ed. , v.

This books features new philosophical and pedagogical approaches to 21st century learning, offering an evidence-based road map to Common Core success.

A School Leader's Guide to Standards-Based Grading, ed. , v.

This book shows educators how to accurately report students’ academic strengths and weaknesses with standards-based grading, rather than using traditional systems that incorporate non-academic factors such as attendance and behavior. Reliable, practical methods for analyzing what students have learned, and effective strategies for offering students feedback on their progress, are also presented.

Best Practices at Tier 1, ed. , v.

This book, created specifically for K–5 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.

Designing Teacher-Student Partnership Classrooms, ed. , v.

By becoming learning partners with their students, teachers can help them develop enthusiasm for learning and employ deep learning goals. With this guide, teachers will discover how to cultivate a classroom environment in which students can apply what they’ve learned, teach it to their teacher and fellow students, and understand how their knowledge will be useful beyond the classroom.

Best Practices at Tier 1, ed. , v.

This book, created specifically for grades 6–12, 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.

Collaborative Teams That Transform Schools, ed. , v.

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

Creating Purpose-Driven Learning Experiences, ed. , v.

With this guide, educators will discover strategies and tips for reshaping the traditional classroom environment to give modern students opportunities to exercise choice in their curriculum, master skills, and demonstrate what they’ve learned.

Deeper Learning, ed. , v.

This book explores deeper learning, a process that promotes higher-order thinking, reasoning, and problem solving to better educate students and prepare them for college and careers.

The End of School as We Know It, ed. , v.

In this book, school administrators and leaders will contemplate the essential questions that can help educators better engage with modern learners; discover what deeper learning means in a modern curriculum; investigate the limitations of research to date; study the elements needed to build a change platform that can cultivate a modern learning environment; and consider alternative models and emerging new models of school that emphasize what modern learners need to know.

From Leading to Succeeding, ed. , v.

This book synthesizes research from 21st century sources and confronts prevalent leadership myths, while offering guidance on best leadership practices.

From Master Teacher to Master Learner, ed. , v.

In this book, teachers will examine the ways in which the modern, connected world fundamentally impacts their work; explore the differences between a culture of teaching and a culture of learning in classrooms; create ways to bring online tools into the classroom; reflect on the changing expectations of literacy; and understand how learning changes in online networked spaces.

How to Cultivate Collaboration in a PLC, ed. , v.

With this guide, you'll gain clarity on the work of teams in a PLC and uncover the elements of effective team development. Discover skills and behaviors that individuals and teams can improve regarding communication, facilitating data conversations, and managing consensus while working together.

How to Leverage PLCs for School Improvement, ed. , v.

Building a professional learning community that fosters collaboration and collective responsibility can create lasting change and improve student learning school wide. Investigate the five challenges to school improvement, and uncover research-based strategies to confront them. Read a true account of a school that experienced reform, reversed its culture of failure, and reaped lasting results.

In Praise of American Educators, ed. , v.

This book presents a compelling case for why contemporary American educators are the greatest generation in history.

Instructional Planning for Effective Teaching, ed. , v.

This book explores research-based instructional planning tools that teachers, leaders, and administrators can use in everyday practice to cultivate meaningful learning school-wide. Strategies and guidelines for developing quality lessons, setting learning objectives, planning differentiated instruction, and designing technology-integrated learning to effectively teach and challenge every student are among the topics discussed.

It's TIME, ed. , v.

This book explores best practices to align curriculum with the CCSS for mathematics, and gain practical strategies for supporting mathematics learning.

Kid by Kid, Skill by Skill, ed. , v.

This book explores PLCs (Professional Learning Communities) from a teacher's perspective, focusing on best instructional practices, collaborative team actions, and lasting commitment to success.

Leading Modern Learning, ed. , v.

This book helps educators to discover a systemic framework, proven processes, and practical strategies that can be used to achieve a vision for modern learning. The building blocks for creating a curriculum that supports modern learning, an assessment system that captures evidence of 21st century skills, and instruction that aligns with modern learning principles are among the topics discussed.

Making Learning Flow, ed. , v.

With this guide, teachers will earn the fundamentals of flow and reimagine student engagement to create conditions that foster a state of flow regularly. They will motivate students to become naturally curious, creative critical thinkers and gain effective strategies for improving motivation, instruction, pacing, and feedback in the classroom.

The New Pillars of Modern Teaching, ed. , v.

Using real-world examples and relevant stories, the author shares how educators can empower learners to design their instruction, curate their curriculum, and build feedback loops to assess their development.

A New Way, ed. , v.

This book explores the PLC process and shows how it can reshape the way university and college leaders work together to drive student achievement.

On Your Mark, ed. , v.

This book shows how to clarify the purpose of grades, craft a vision statement aligned with this purpose, and discover strategies to implement effective practices.

Proficiency Scales for the New Science Standards, ed. , v.

This book shows how to transform new science standards into classroom practice. You’ll learn how to align instruction and assessment with the science standards and create proficiency scales that can be used to plan many types of lessons.

Real-World Learning Framework for Secondary Schools, ed. , v.

This books shows how to use the Create framework to help students find greater fulfillment in learning, while also meeting the guidelines of curriculum standards.

The Right to Be Literate, ed. , v.

This book explores the six comprehensive skill areas essential to 21st century literacy—reading, writing, listening, speaking, viewing, and representing.

Starting a Movement, ed. , v.

This books explores a four-stage authentic alignment model, which will take you through the Why, Eye, How, and Now of transforming your school's culture.

Strategies for Mathematics Instruction and Intervention, 6-8, ed. , v.

This books show teachers how to prepare students to move forward in mathematics learning, and ensure their continued growth in critical thinking and problem solving.

Strategies for Mathematics Instruction and Intervention, K–5, ed. , v.

This books show teachers how to prepare students to move forward in mathematics learning, and ensure their continued growth in critical thinking and problem solving.

Teaching the iGeneration, ed. 2, v.

This book explores the overlap between the work you already believe in and the digital tools that define today's learning. Each chapter introduces an enduring skill: information fluency, verbal persuasion, visual persuasion, collaborative dialogue, and problem solving.

Transformative Teaching, ed. , v.

This book explores the emotional, cultural, and academic needs of diverse students to help them develop the skills to become lifelong learners. It examines the most effective strategies for leading diverse students in developing the skills they need inside and outside the classroom.

Unstoppable Learning, ed. , v.

This book focuses on proven methods to enhance teaching and learning schoolwide. It identifies questions that educators should ask to guarantee a positive classroom culture where students learn from each other, not just teachers, and explore ways to adapt learning in response to students individual needs, and gain strategies and tools to create clear learning targets, prepare effective lessons, and successfully assess instruction.

Yes, We Can! General and Special Educators Collaborating in a Professional Learning Community, ed. , v.

This book shows how utilizing PLC practices can help general and special educators develop collaborative partnerships in order to close the achievement gap and maximize learning for all.

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Cultural Literacy for the Common Core, ed. , v.

This book outlines a six-step framework for becoming culturally literate that complements the Common Core and encourages students to be at the center of learning.

200+ Proven Strategies for Teaching Reading, Grades K-8, ed. , v.

This book provides K-8 teachers with practical strategies to motivate all students to develop their reading abilities across grade levels and content areas.

Balancing the Equation, ed. , v.

This book focuses on individuals involved in K-12 mathematics education, particularly educators and parents, who seek to improve their understanding of mathematics and help students succeed. Popular misconceptions and misguided discourse about mathematics education are also discussed.

Bring Your Own Device, ed. , v.

This book shows educators how to incorporate students' personal technology tools (cell phones, iPads, and laptops) into instruction. It enables students to be active participants in their learning and helps teachers give them an authentic education that equips them with the skills required to be college, career, and citizenship ready.

Building Common Core-Based Curriculum, ed. , v.

This book explores various stages of curriculum development, from the preliminary work of building academic support to creating Common Core curriculum maps and tracking school improvement goals. Strategies for effectively sharing information during the curriculum-building process, and engaging in significant, collaborative conversations around the curriculum are also provided.

Claim Your Domain–And Own Your Online Presence, ed. , v.

This book puts learners at the forefront of education to ensure they control their schoolwork, content, and data. Dig deep into the digital revolution occurring in schools and classrooms, explore how to incorporate traditional instructional practices in the digital classroom, and understand the skills students need to be digitally literate.

Connecting the Dots, ed. , v.

This book features examples of strategies for 21st century classrooms. It examines the shift in day-to-day practice that must occur to prepare students for college and careers, and looks forward to what exemplary professional practices will be crucial in deepening student learning as the 21st century progresses.

Creating a Culture of Feedback, ed. , v.

This book helps teachers discover how to shift their classroom focus to prioritize effective feedback over grades, giving students all the information they need to succeed.

Designing Effective Classroom Management, ed. , v.

This step-by-step guide enables teachers and school administrators to uncover five components of proactive classroom management that help improve student achievement and decrease classroom problems. It explores how to create clear expectations and rules, establish procedures and structure, reinforce expectations, actively engage students, and manage misbehavior as well as how to develop individualized behavior plans to help students who continue to struggle.

Embracing a Culture of Joy, ed. , v.

This book shows how to equip students with the skills and qualities they’ll need to achieve academic success, by bringing joy to classrooms each day.

FAST Grading, ed. , v.

This book shows how to ensure schoolwide grading practices center on four essential criteria: fairness, accuracy, specificity, and timeliness.

Freedom to Learn, ed. , v.

The 21st century has seen vast advances in technology—which can connect students and teachers to more information, knowledge, and experts than ever before. Investigate why the traditional education system isn't working, uncover why the meanings of education and success should be redefined, and understand the teacher's role in a free learning environment.

The Fundamentals of (Re)designing Writing Units, ed. , v.

This book provides guidance for designing new writing units and revising existing ones across content areas for grades 5–12. It offers practical strategies and best practices for teaching writing skills in drafting, editing, revising, feedback, assessment, and student collaboration.

Gearing Up for Learning Beyond K–12, ed. , v.

This book explores current trends in postsecondary education and focuses on developments most likely to impact its future. The author analyzes why we must rethink our understanding of life beyond high school to better prepare students for careers, further education, and economic prosperity.

How to Coach Leadership in a PLC, ed. , v.

With this guide, you'll investigate why strong leadership is a crucial element of successful PLCs and delve deep into what leadership should involve at the district and site levels. Discover leadership strategies for creating a collaborative culture, learn how to build shared values among educators, and explore tools and techniques for monitoring progress on your PLC journey.

How to Launch PLCs in Your District, ed. , v.

With this guide, your team will discover practical, research-based strategies for committing to district-wide PLC implementation, navigating challenges along the way, and ensuring sustainable practices are in place for far-reaching, lasting results.

Implementing Project-Based Learning, ed. , v.

This book contains user-friendly strategies for implementing project-based learning to equip students with essential 21st century skills and prepare them for college and careers.

Instructional Methods for Differentiation and Deeper Learning, ed. , v.

This book details research-based strategies for differentiated instruction that teachers, coaches, and administrators can use to enhance their everyday practices.

It's About Time, ed. , v.

This book demonstrates how to revamp and increase interventions in your school or district to provide compassionate, transformative support to all students.

It's About Time, ed. , v.

This book explores more than a dozen examples of creative and flexible scheduling, accessing tools that can be used immediately to overcome implementation challenges.

Leadership, ed. , v.

This book offers seven core leadership competencies for systemic change in schools, districts, and state education systems, to gain the know-how to create enjoyable, innovative learning environments.

Make School Meaningful—And Fun!, ed. , v.

In this guide, the author engages educators and leaders in a conversation about modern learning. Explore the ten criteria for new curricula, encourage students to develop their skills and passions, and consider changes in teaching that can make school fun and relevant to students' lives in the real world.

Making Sense of Mathematics for Teaching Grades 3–5, ed. , v.

This resource presents grades 3 through 5 teachers with a logical progression of pedagogical actions, classroom norms, and collaborative teacher team efforts to increase their knowledge and improve mathematics instruction.

Making Sense of Mathematics for Teaching Grades 6–8, ed. , v.

This resource presents grades 6 through 8 teachers with a logical progression of pedagogical actions, classroom norms, and collaborative teacher team efforts to increase their knowledge and improve mathematics instruction.

Making Sense of Mathematics for Teaching Grades K–2, ed. , v.

This resource presents grades K-2 teachers with a logical progression of pedagogical actions, classroom norms, and collaborative teacher team efforts to increase their knowledge and improve mathematics instruction.

Making Sense of Mathematics for Teaching High School, ed. , v.

This resource presents high school teachers with a logical progression of pedagogical actions, classroom norms, and collaborative teacher team efforts to increase their knowledge and improve mathematics instruction.

Poor Students, Rich Teaching, ed. , v.

This book details the necessary but difficult work that teachers must do to establish the foundational changes essential to positively impact students in poverty.

Professional Learning Communities at Work™and Virtual Collaboration, ed. , v.

This book explores how to realize the potential of virtual collaboration in support of the PLC process, and discover research-based strategies collaborative teams can implement to meet contemporary challenges and reach sustained levels of deeper learning. It covers the three strategic levels for organizing virtual teams, the 10 dimensions for engineering a strategic e-connection, and insights on how to organize virtual and face-to-face teaming in order to bolster success.

Promises Fulfilled, ed. , v.

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.

Reinventing Learning for the Always-On Generation, ed. , v.

This book explores the differences in students' neurological processing from previous generations, the nine critical attributes of digital learners, and practical strategies for making learning relevant, engaging, and fun through digital activities. It aids in the understanding of how the digital generations exposure to technology is rewiring their brains and the challenge this rewiring creates for educators.

Seven Keys to a Positive Learning Environment in Your Classroom, ed. , v.

This book helps teachers create a positive classroom learning environment by establishing clearer expectations, enhancing instruction and assessment, and fostering quality relationships with students.

Simplifying Common Assessment, ed. , v.

This book shows how to write and use team-designed common formative assessments that help ensure all students master essential skills and concepts.

Teaching Reasoning, ed. , v.

This book lays out key reasoning skills from the Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards and strategies for teaching them to students. It includes research-based games and activities to reinforce students' reasoning skills and provides guidance for incorporating these tools into the classroom.

Thriving as a New Teacher, ed. , v.

This book identifies strategies and tools that help new teachers succeed by identifying the necessary skills and characteristics to thrive as a new educator. It explores the six critical areas related to teaching that most impact new teachers and their students, from implementing effective assessments to working confidently and effectively with colleagues.

Using Technology to Enhance Reading, ed. , v.

This book discusses how educators can enhance students’ reading abilities through the use of technology, while discovering how technological resources can improve the effectiveness and breadth of reading instruction to build student knowledge. Real-world accounts and classroom methodologies from literacy experts are also provided.

Using Technology to Enhance Writing, ed. , v.

This book shows educators how to sharpen the communication skills of their students, while integrating digital tools into writing instruction. Techniques for helping students brainstorm, plan, and organize their writing assignments are also presented.

Collaborative Common Assessments, ed. , v.

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

Poor Students, Richer Teaching, ed. , v.

This book outlines three new mindsets that enhance teaching and strengthen students learning: the positivity mindset, enrichment mindset, and graduation mindset.

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(Re)designing Argumentation Writing Units for Grades 5–12, ed. , v.

This guide offers practical recommendations, strategies, and tips for establishing argumentation units of instruction that empower students to artfully and logically present and convince others of their position.

Activating the Vision, ed. , v.

This book details the necessary steps mathematics leaders must take to change traditional practices; meet new curricular, instructional, and assessment challenges; and engage students, families, and community members in mathematics education.

Concise Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About Professional Learning Communities at Work™, ed. , v.

This quick-reference guidebook is aimed at teachers and administrators working to build and sustain a high-performing PLC.

Create Future-Ready Classrooms, Now!, ed. , v.

This book offers practical methods to incorporate technology into daily instruction and prepare students for lifelong learning in a global society. It explores digital tools that help seamlessly incorporate the technology-rich world into the classroom, understand how to use media for deeper learning, and examine a new approach to engagement and recognition.

Elements of Grading, ed. 2, v.

This book provides teachers and administrators with practical suggestions for making the grading process more fair, accurate, specific, and timely to improve student learning. It explores how the Common Core State Standards and new technologies impact grading practices, how to evaluate grading systems at all levels from national policies to classroom practices, and how to utilize new technology tools for more efficient grading.

Essential Assessment, ed. , v.

This book explores six essential tenets of assessment that will help deepen your understanding of assessment to meet standards and enhance your students’ academic success.

Evaluating and Assessing Tools in the Digital Swamp, ed. , v.

This book explores the Digital Swamp Index, helping educators wade through digital innovations in order to uncover tools that truly accelerate student achievement. It can be used to effectively implement technology and address the revolution occurring in education, which is generating a new nature of learning.

From Pencils to Podcasts, ed. , v.

This resource provides K-6 teachers with suggestions for incorporating technology into literacy practices and illustrates ways technology can deepen students literacy development.

Game Plan, ed. , v.

This book helps create a uniform game plan to foster a collaborative community of learners, develop a shared focus, and meet growth goals. It assists in examining new concepts of leadership, and learn how to effectively assemble schoolwide commitment to PLC (Professional Learning Community) principles as well as explores coaching points and tools to customize strategies for teachers and leaders, who must share collective responsibility to drive lasting change.

How to Develop PLCs for Singletons and Small Schools, ed. , v.

With this user-friendly guide, teachers will discover how small schools, full of singleton teachers who are the only ones in their schools teaching their subject areas, can build successful PLCs.

How to Use Digital Tools to Support Teachers in a PLC, ed. , v.

With this how-to guide, teachers can explore how technology has changed the way groups share, cooperate, and take collective action, the three strategies as being instrumental to PLC success.

Inspiring Creativity and Innovation in K-12, ed. , v.

This book explores the four essentials for developing a creative, mistake-tolerant culture, investigates teaching and leadership beliefs and practices that undermine creativity, and discovers strategies for successfully navigating challenges that your team may face along the way.

A Leader's Guide to Excellence in Every Classroom, ed. , v.

This resource examines the Hierarchy of Instructional Excellence, which prioritizes the order of teacher development for ultimate success.

Instructional Strategies for Effective Teaching, ed. , v.

Taking a practical approach to instructional delivery, this guide outlines research-based strategies and illustrates how teachers, coaches, and administrators can use them to enhance their everyday practices.

Learning by Doing, ed. 3, v.

This guide updates and expands on new and significant PLC topics. It explores fresh strategies, tools, and tips for hiring and retaining new staff, creating team-developed common formative assessments, implementing systematic interventions, and more.

Literacy Strategies for English Learners in Core Content Secondary Classrooms, ed. , v.

This book focuses on instructional strategies that integrate language, literacy, and content across all subject areas in secondary education.

Mastering Digital Literacy, ed. , v.

This book explores the purpose and importance of digital literacy and the value of digital, media, and global awareness. It provides strategies for incorporating digital literacy into the school curricula, fostering collaboration, creativity, initiative, and engagement, while equipping students with the desire to steer their own learning.

A Mind for Mathematics, ed. , v.

This text breaks down the complex components of mathematics teaching and divides them into practical strategies. Combining research, useful tactics, and examples from K–6 classrooms, the book includes reflection questions, action tasks, and activities to inspire and engage mathematical minds.

Motivating & Inspiring Students, ed. , v.

This book provides a results-driven framework—based on a six-level hierarchy of student needs and goals—that can be used to provide engaging instruction to students.

Overcoming the Achievement Gap Trap, ed. , v.

This book examines predominant mindsets that contradict school missions to promote equal academic opportunities, and consider the psychological impact this has on students.

A Practical Guide to Planning Interventions and Monitoring Progress, ed. , v.

This book presents strategies for designing and measuring effective classroom interventions. The author offers teachers, individualized education program coordinators, and administrators research-based strategies and tools to create and document individualized plans that support response to intervention efforts and IEPs.

Proficiency-Based Assessment, ed. , v.

This book explains how to close the gaps between assessment, curriculum, and instruction by replacing outmoded assessment methods with proficiency-based assessments.

Reimagining Literacy Through Global Collaboration, ed. , v.

This book shows teachers how to use readily available technology tools to create environments where students gain 21st century skills, collaborate with others around the globe, and realize that their work matters.

Score to Soar, ed. , v.

This book explores how to guide and enhance the job performance of teachers in your school or district. It shares practical strategies for providing teachers meaningful feedback and encouraging their improvement, and helps to discover how to evaluate teacher effectiveness, use multiple forms of data for evaluation, and communicate evaluation findings to teachers in a way that fosters their professional growth.

Stop Leading Like It's Yesterday! Key Concepts for Shaping Today’s School Culture, ed. , v.

This book explores the Leading for Excellence and Fulfillment model, providing practical, research-based strategies that will be relevant to school leaders today and tomorrow. It provides ready-to-use techniques into your current leadership practices to maximize learning and open up an unprecedented world of opportunities for both students and teachers.

Teaching Common Core English Language Arts Standards, ed. , v.

This book provides 20 targeted lesson frameworks to help teach the Common Core State Standards for English language arts. It enables teachers to help students master critical skills, including how to organize ideas from informational texts, identify similarities and differences, scrutinize words to gain deeper meaning of readings, and write with grade-appropriate language.

Texts, Tasks, and Talk, ed. , v.

This book explores the crucial role of text selection, close reading, task construction, classroom discussion, and collaboration in aligning instruction with the CCSS (Common Core State Standards).

Turning the Page on Complex Texts, ed. , v.

This book examines how to select appropriate complex texts and design instruction to meet the needs of every student. It explores grade-specific classroom scenarios that illustrate how to scaffold lessons to foster close reading and deepen comprehension at all stages of K12 education.

Using Digital Games as Assessment and Instruction Tools, ed. , v.

This book explores how to incorporate digital games and use them to craft engaging, academically applicable classroom activities that revitalize teaching and learning for both teachers and students. It offers practiced guidance for implementing digital games for the classroom, considering research and theory that confirm the power of play in childhood development and learning, and exploring the positive and negative characteristics of different gaming platforms.

Uniting Academic and Behavior Interventions, ed. , v.

This book offers a step-by-step process for determining, targeting, and observing academic and behavior interventions. Teachers discover how to work in collaborative teams using a research-based framework to provide united and simultaneous interventions to students at risk.

Global Perspectives, ed. , v.

Tailored specifically to international schools, this resource will guide you through every aspect of PLC (Professional Learning Community) implementation.

Bringing Homework into Focus, ed. , v.

This book provides a global picture of the purpose of homework, exploring the creation and evaluation of quality assignments, the evaluation of considerations when assigning homework, and the relationship of grading practices to homework.

Deep Discourse, ed. , v.

This book details a framework for implementing student-led classroom discussions that improve learning, motivation, and engagement across all levels and subject areas.

A Handbook for Mathematics in a PLC at Work™, Leader's Guide, ed. , v.

In this text, teachers will: learn 10 high-leverage team actions for mathematics instruction and assessment; how to focus curriculum to heighten student achievement; discover the actions their teams should take before a unit of instruction begins, as well as the actions and formative assessments that should occur during instruction; and examine how to most effectively reflect on assessment results, and prepare for the next unit of instruction.

A Handbook for Mathematics in a PLC at Work™, High School, ed. , v.

In this text, teachers will: learn 10 high-leverage team actions for grades 9-12 mathematics instruction and assessment; how to focus curriculum to heighten student achievement; discover the actions their teams should take before a unit of instruction begins, as well as the actions and formative assessments that should occur during instruction; and examine how to most effectively reflect on assessment results, and prepare for the next unit of instruction.

A Handbook for Mathematics in a PLC at Work™, Grades K-5, ed. , v.

In this text, teachers will: learn 10 high-leverage team actions for grades K-5 mathematics instruction and assessment; how to focus curriculum to heighten student achievement; discover the actions their teams should take before a unit of instruction begins, as well as the actions and formative assessments that should occur during instruction; and examine how to most effectively reflect on assessment results, and prepare for the next unit of instruction.

A Handbook for Mathematics in a PLC at Work™, Grades 6–8, ed. , v.

In this text, teachers will: learn 10 high-leverage team actions for grades 6–8 mathematics instruction and assessment; how to focus curriculum to heighten student achievement; discover the actions their teams should take before a unit of instruction begins, as well as the actions and formative assessments that should occur during instruction; and examine how to most effectively reflect on assessment results, and prepare for the next unit of instruction.