Discover a variety of research-based instructional strategies to support all students, including those with autism and severe learning disabilities; organize your classroom, materials, and schedules for optimal teaching and learning; execute well-planned standards-based lessons, annual IEPs, PLAALPs, behavioral interventions, and visual supports; develop communication and social skills; and foster parent communication and staff collaboration.
In this book, readers will learn: ten best practices that address every stage of the hiring process, techniques and sample questions for Behavior-Based Interviewing, interview questions to avoid, and how to involve teacher peers in interviewing and mentoring new hires.
This book provides educators with a proven, practical, and broadly applicable system for implementing new practices methodically and effectively.
This book explains why more schools aren't seeing significant improvement in students' reading ability when they implement Response to Intervention (RTI) or Multitiered Systems of Support (MTSS) in their literacy programs, and what successful schools are doing that sets them apart. Includes 10 success factors for implementing MTSS.
This book offers step-by-step instructions to help you master the basics of Twitter, build an online following, and become a Twitter rock star.
This guide provides essential strategies to improve student learning by supporting good behavior rather than punishing bad behavior.
This text will help teachers transition from simply planning instruction to designing high-quality student work. The authors share stories of successful practice and practical tools ready for immediate classroom application, and also provide opportunities for reflection and closure designed to help teachers consider (or reconsider) their current beliefs and practices.
This book 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.
This book provides a thorough overview of the Google Classroom application, specifically designed to help teachers save time by streamlining the process of going digital.
This book helps you take Google Classroom further with 50 tips, resources, and templates to help you consider ways to start moving towards a more student-centered approach to teaching and learning.
This book offers school and district leaders concise, practical advice on how to set up a hybrid mobile technology program or shift an existing 1:1 or BYOD program to the more flexible, cost-effective, equitable, and learning-focused hybrid approach.
This book explains how to teach young learners to be close readers and how to make close reading a habit of practice in the elementary classroom. It explores text complexity and how to determine if a particular text is right for your learning purposes and your students.
This book explains how to teach middle and high school students to be close readers, how to make close reading a habit of practice across the content areas, and why doing so will build content knowledge. It explores text complexity and how to determine if a particular text is right for your learning purposes and your students.
This book shows how central Common Core tenets—rigor, meaningful curricula and assessment, and higher order thinking—can become educational realities for every child in your school or district.
This practical reference clarifies what general education teachers need to know about special education law and processes and provides a guide to instructional best practices for the inclusive classroom.
This book presents a lesson planning approach for the secondary classroom that generates test success as a byproduct of comprehensive literacy learning.
This book shows educators how to create culturally relevant RTI models that help diverse students thrive!
This book condenses the complexities of educational testing to six practical and action-oriented understandings about validity, reliability, fairness, score reporting, formative assessment, and affective assessment, in order to improve assessment practices and build a case for stopping ineffective ones.
This book explores the neurological and evolutionary factors that drive teenage behavior and can affect both achievement and engagement. The author proposes a redesign of educational practices and learning environments to deliberately develop teens' cognitive capacity to manage their emotions, prioritize, and focus.
This book identifies the 21 responsibilities associated with student achievement and shows how they relate to three key elements of effective leadership; establishing a clear focus, managing change, and developing a purposeful community.
This book provide a practical blueprint for creating a cooperative and respectful classroom climate in which students and teachers work through behavioral issues together.
The book explores the three interrelated sequences of the field-tested Discourse and Writing 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.
This book introduces the Collaborative Teaching Improvement Model of Excellence (CTIME), a continuous improvement model that embraces personalized professional learning to ensure that teachers meet the core competencies for co-teaching without burning out along the way.
This book explains how to use the online environment to increase engagement and drive higher-order thinking; prepare students for high-stakes exams without sacrificing class time; assess online work; personalize learning and differentiate lessons; and move toward flipped instruction, which shifts the focus of class time from teacher to student.
This book offers a collection of classroom-friendly strategies, resources, tools, instructional routines, and sample lessons, to help teachers learn about and implement formative assessment practices in the mathematics classroom.
This book provides a resource for district and school leaders looking to establish successful school STEM labs. From the perspective of the leader, it offers a systemic approach and describes how to gain the support of a broad spectrum of stakeholders within the school community, identify opportunities for capacity building and ensure equal access and equity for all students.
This book explores the path by which administrative leaders may improve their math programs, offering an overview of what an effective program looks like and examples of actions to take to achieve that goal. It addresses the three components necessary for a successful math program: how to recognize, support, and evaluate effective teachers; the steps to take to move from grand ideas to concrete results; and how to approach obstacles to achieving your goal.
This book presents a detailed model for developing a more reliable, standards-based grading system, along with a 30-step guide for moving through the process. It also shows how to think in a new way about why grades are given and the purpose of a report card grade, and how to build a team of stakeholders - including teachers, principals, and guidance counselors - to lead the change process.
This book offers a continuum of options, with four "destinations" on the road to improved grading and assessment.
This book discusses the historical placement of “digital equity” content in teacher education programs; research- and evidence-based vignettes from teacher educators, higher education deans, and department coordinators demonstrating best practices; examples of ISTE Standards in action; practical tips for preparing future teachers to navigate the process; positive applications of digital equity; and a hypothesis for the future direction of digital equity in teacher education.
This book provides time-saving routines for general and special education teachers that will increase the active roles of co-teacher partners and intensify instruction for students. Co-planning strategies for meeting IEP goals, and tips for eliminating the frustrations and barriers often associated with co-planning, are also presented.
This book describes the “habits of mind” that teachers should develop in their students without which the content standards cannot be successfully implemented. It is designed to help principals and math leaders grapple with the changes that must be addressed so that teachers can implement the practices required by the CCSS.
This book shows how the implementation of a community-based learning program makes the curriculum more meaningful and relevant to students while creating a vibrant program that promotes academic achievement and future career skills. It allows for the students to become more engaged, with both the community and the school district benefitting through forged local partnerships ranging from major employers to small businesses and community groups.
This work presents strategies, activities, and assessments that target 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.
This book discusses the responsibility of librarians to model the proper use of social media for students, and offers practical ideas for effectively using social media in school libraries.
In this guide, K-12 mental health professionals will discover three proven counseling approaches that are both efficient and effective, and that allow for data-based decision making. By focusing on levels 2 and 3 of the PBIS and RTI frameworks, counselors can deliver responsive counseling services to students most in need of support.
This book offers a comprehensive system for defining engagement and optimizing it in any student cohort. It explores how to improve teacher feedback methods for maximum engagement and the power of mindset (for both educators and students) as well as aiding in the definition of and understanding how to maximize engagement.
This book applies the essential principles of standards-based curriculum, instruction, and assessment to today's unique challenges. It focuses on multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary, and transdisciplinary approaches.
This book helps classroom teachers, in several core content areas, develop activities and projects to encourage computational thinking and coding skills, and to build bridges between those skills and practice.
This book describes how teachers can create a structured, student-centered environment that allows for openness and surprise, and where inquiry guides authentic learning. Strategies for fostering student curiosity through exploration, novelty, and play; questioning and critical thinking; and experimenting and problem solving are also provided.
This guide introduces the principles of Cultural Proficiency and how they can help improve educators’ ability to effectively teach English language learners.
This book provides strategies for leveraging the cloud to create a self-paced, learner-centered classroom; explains how to take advantage of tech tools to facilitate learning; and real-life case studies and activities to ensure an enjoyable implementation experience.
This book explores the changing landscape of leadership and offers practical ways to reframe the role of school leader using Design Thinking.
This book shows how to promote your faculty’s professional growth and accountability through job-embedded learning.
This book shows you how to design a curriculum that functions as a framework for lesson plans, unites the efforts of ELA teachers district-wide, addresses core standards while focusing on student understanding, and creates a ripple effect helping to align curriculum, assessments, and instruction.
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.
This book discusses how elementary school educators can use differentiated instruction to help students be more successful learners—regardless of background, native language, learning preference, or motivation.
This book explains that digital citizenship curricula should strive to show students possibilities over problems, opportunities over risks, and community successes over personal gain.
Explains the relevance and importance of digital citizenship and explores its elements. Provides lesson plans and professional development activities to help educators determine how to go about incorporating digital citizenship concepts into the classroom.
This book provides in-depth guidance for implementing a proven approach to classroom management that can help students make better choices and teachers be more effective.
This book incorporates new cognitive science that shows how influencing students’ mental habits is their key to finding meaning in classroom content. Topics include making dispositions come alive in the minds of students, shifting the thinking of educational leaders, parents, politicians and the public, and how to align day-to-day classroom practices with larger dispositional outcomes.
This book encourages educators to act against the debilitating effects of poverty on their students, while also discussing the five classroom practices that permeate the culture of successful high-poverty schools: caring relationships and advocacy, high expectations and support, commitment to equity, professional accountability for learning, and the courage and will to act.
This book encourages educators to throw out meaningless, pedestrian teaching and learning practices and empowers them to evolve and improve on old, standard teaching methods.
This book shows teachers how they can free themselves from rigid and ineffective busywork by replacing lesson plans with learning journeys that are guided by the students’ abilities, interests, and skill levels rather than by pre-selected checklists of day-to-day benchmarks.
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework for designing instruction that meets the needs of every learner. This book provides an overview of UDL, showing how to offer flexibility in methods of presentation, student participation and expression to support high achievement for all students, including those with disabilities or limited English proficiency.
This book presents a snapshot of underachievement in gifted students and explores the reasons why it happens and how it can be addressed successfully.
This book was written for educators who want to incorporate drones into their curriculum but have no idea where to start. It covers all you need to implement a drone program in your school, including recommendations as to the drones that are best for specific students' age levels and subject areas, and which drones need to be registered and where you can fly them. It provides.lesson plans, real-world applications, and tips on securing funding for drones.
ELL shadowing helps teachers better understand the classroom experience from an English language learner's point of view. The author describes how to implement this easily accessible form of professional development, outlines specific strategies for adapting instruction to engage ELLs, and provides supporting videos on the companion website.
This book shows educators how to get the most out of educational coaching by exploring models of coaching that enhance teachers' thinking, help them overcome obstacles to success, and lead to lasting change.
This book describes the essential role that technology coaches play in transforming schools into digital age global learning environments. The ISTE Standards for Coaches are broken down into applicable strategies, and illustrated with scenarios and real-life case studies from across the United States and around the world.
This book offers research-proven strategies on how best to motivate students in science and promote scientific literacy. The authors detail key motivational constructs specific to science with illustrative vignettes, address gender differences that influence how girls and boys are motivated, describe how to make science learning relevant, accessible, and enjoyable, and offer motivational strategies that are consistent with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).
Through real-life stories and by sharing insightful research, this book equips school leaders with the practical knowledge and emotional tools necessary to survive discrimination, bad politics, revenge, and ego-driven coworkers.
This book presents a discussion of common evaluation systems, including testing, value-added models, and observations. Analysis of federal guidelines and state responses, action steps teachers and school leaders can take to influence policy, and a clear rationale and strategies for implementing a teacher evaluation model based on human judgment are also discussed.
This book shows how to use problem-based learning as a daily approach to help students learn authentic and relevant content and skills and explains how to engage students in each of the seven steps in the problem-based learning model.
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.
This book can help you apply the most motivational techniques of gameplay to your classroom using strategies that work with and enhance (rather than replace) your current curriculum.
This book provides educators with strategies for facilitating interactions among colleagues in PLCs and building trust and buy-in, and offers field-tested, user-friendly protocols to focus and deepen team discussions around texts, data, teacher and student work, teacher dilemmas, and collaborative planning time, as well as tips for anticipating and addressing interpersonal conflicts and obstacles that commonly arise during the use of protocols.
This book provides educators with the tools and resources that they need to help students discern fact from fiction in the information they access not only at school, but on the devices they carry in their pockets and backpacks.
This book presents classroom strategies that reduce teachers’ workloads while increasing student participation, including how to refine classroom questioning techniques to continually check students' progress and provide instant feedback, and speeding up the correction process via student self-proofing and representative sampling.
This book is designed to assist teachers, administrators, and coaches by prescribing strategies for creating a culture of feedback. Instructional tools and clear explanations provided by the author create a blueprint for developing independent thinkers, engaged students, and high achievers in every classroom.
This publication discusses how educators can successfully apply the flipped classroom model in elementary classrooms. It offers practical guidance, including how to approach lesson planning, what to do with class time and how to employ project-based learning techniques.
In this book, the authors discuss how educators can successfully apply the flipped classroom model to teaching English language arts. Each chapter offers practical guidance, including how to approach lesson planning, what to do with class time and how the flipped model can work alongside learning through inquiry.
In this book, the authors discuss how educators can successfully apply the flipped classroom model to teaching math. Each chapter offers practical guidance, including how to approach lesson planning, what to do with classtime and how the flipped model can work alongside learning through inquiry.
In this book, the authors discuss how educators can successfully apply the flipped classroom model to teaching science in the classroom and in the lab, as well as how to teach science employing inquiry-based and project-based learning techniques.
In this book, the authors discuss how educators can successfully apply the flipped classroom model to teaching social studies. Each chapter offers practical guidance, including how to approach lesson planning, what to do with class time, and how to flip interactive social studies simulations.
This book extends and updates the case that schools could be on the cusp of swift, unparalleled improvements by focusing on the most essential, widely acknowledged, evidence-based practices that could have more impact than all other initiatives combined. These are: simple, coherent curricula; straightforward, traditional literacy practices; and lessons built around just a few effective elements of good teaching.
This book presents detailed examples of how formative walkthroughs work across grade levels and subject areas, and provide useful templates that administrators and coaches can use to get started.
This book explores an urgent and growing 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.
This text provides a raft of strategies for ensuring that students experience small, constructive failures as a means to greater achievement, and offers practical suggestions for ensuring that constructive failure doesn't detrimentally affect students' summative assessments.
This book presents a growth planning process that integrates seamlessly with existing IEP and Response to Instruction and Intervention (RTI2) structures and is also suitable for any student who has individualized or personalized goals, regardless of whether that student qualifies for special education services.
This practical guide will inform teachers’ and school leaders’ thinking about how best to design schools and classrooms to support learning in a connected, digital world. From classroom redesigns to schoolwide renovation projects and new building construction, the authors show the many ways that active learning spaces can improve the learning experience. Includes case studies as well as exercises and opportunities for reflection.
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.
This book is designed to help teachers become more familiar with the CCSS (Common Core State Standards) and serves as a guide to align lesson plans with the standards to uncover their benefits for the teaching of reading and writing.
This book provides a guide for increasing and enhancing teaching quality through the power of educators learning together.
This book Identifies five key elements (information, planning, motivation, support, and leadership) that are necessary for the success of any goal, life transition, or challenge. The elements are called the 5 Waters of Success, and like the water we drink, we need them to thrive in today’s rapidly paced world.
This book aids teachers and administrators in understanding the critical elements and nuances of assessment data and how that information can best be used to inform improvement efforts in the school or district.
This book presents a thoughtful and practical approach to achieving breakthrough success with linguistically and culturally diverse students who struggle in school. Strategies for setting high expectations, providing access to the core curriculum, using assessment to inform instruction, attending to language development—both English and academic, and creating a supportive classroom climate are also discussed.
This book has been updated to include recent research and developments in the fields of memory and teaching, and offers seven concrete, actionable steps to help students use what they've learned when they need it. These include training students to recode new concepts in their own words to clarify understanding, and how to use feedback to ensure that relevant information is binding to necessary neural pathways.
This book is written for busy school leaders who want to foster learning and growth not only for students but also for teachers. Effective leadership is vital in creating a culture of collaboration, modeling continuous improvement, and developing enhanced engagement throughout the building.
This book is an essential resource for the newly minted inclusion coach, including timelines, planning sheets, surveys, frameworks, curriculum examples, and other practical tools.
Contains strategies for teaching innovation-age skills as well as implementing Common Core standards. Using these takeaways, teachers can design learning environments that foster collaboration; promote self-expression, interactive communication, and three-dimensional communication; encourage creativity, associational thinking and empathetic thinking skills; and boost critical thinking skills.
This book offers extensive case studies to explore how expert principals manage crises, navigate tough choices, and support school environments.
This book is a practical guide for secondary school librarians as they collaborate with teachers and students to develop inquiry-based research projects. With success stories from librarians all over the U.S. illustrating how they’ve guided teachers and students through the research process, this book provides strategies for using memorable events to activate students’ natural curiosity and activities for generating essential questions for exploration.
This book equips you to create engaging lessons from experiences and events that matter to your students. Learn how to help your students see meaningful connections between the real word and what they learn in the classroom—because that’s when learning sticks.
Presents new and immediately applicable ways to integrate technology in the classroom, using tools and projects that support collaborative, student-centered learning.
Presents new and immediately applicable ways to integrate technology in the classroom, using tools and projects that support collaborative, student-centered learning.
This book introduces the powerful FIT Teaching Tool, which harnesses the FIT Teaching approach and presents a detailed continuum of growth and leadership.
This book examines theories and statistics on school safety, dispels common misunderstandings, and provides school leaders with the specific information they need to prepare for and effectively respond to natural disasters, accidents, or violent events.
This book encourages you to think big and make learning fun and meaningful for students. While you're at it, you just might rediscover why you became an educator in the first place.
This book provides a process that can be incorporated into every class at every grade level ... even if you don't consider yourself a "creative teacher." It enables teachers to discover practical strategies for using design thinking in the classroom to engage, inspire, and empower students.
This book provides a common core of knowledge and understanding about coaching to help educators design and develop effective coaching programs.
This book shows how to infuse leadership, collaboration, communication, and capacity building with an understanding of individuals' experiences and capacities—and how they influence our day-to-day work.
This book provides an overview of the reflective thinking and action-oriented steps necessary to launch a system of continuous professional learning, culture building, and program assessment that will allow differentiation to flourish in every classroom.
This book encourages educators and administrators to examine their own thinking about what constitutes high-quality teaching so they can work toward a shared vision, identify teachers' many strengths as potential assets for achieving the shared vision, recognize ways in which most teachers are already leading, support leadership collaboration through efficient, effective communication, and develop the trust required to learn to lead together.
This book shows school administrators, principals, and other education leaders how to apply the author's model to the work of running schools and districts. It offers an overview of the case for simple, focused school and district leadership; examples of real schools and districts that have embraced focused leadership; and a practical implementation guide for ensuring focused leadership in schools and districts.
This book explains how to design classroom experiences that encourage students to take risks and explore their passions in a stimulating, motivating, and supportive environment where improvement, rather than grades, is the focus. It enables teachers to discover how student-led classrooms help students thrive and develop into self-directed, confident citizens who are capable of making smart, responsible decisions, all on their own.
This book looks at new ways to energize and engage students and how to employ the latest technologies in creative and innovative ways.
This book discusses the use of immersive technology – devices and software that provide augmented, virtual and mixed reality experiences – to enable students to go on virtual field trips, manipulate 3D objects and augment the world around them. Provides definitions, examples, comparisons and selection tips for augmented, virtual and mixed reality devices and platforms, lesson plans mapped to standards and content areas, and ideas for classroom use of immersive technology.
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.
In this book, educators will learn about integrating social learning at all grade levels using the popular educational social network, Edmodo. With tips and resources for both new and experienced users, it provides immediately adaptable strategies for incorporating Edmodo’s suite of tools and apps in their classrooms. Learn how to leverage Edmodo for assessment, project-based learning, flipped classroom, gamification and more.
This 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.
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.
Offering rich examples and ready-to-implement activities, the book describes how to develop creativity by establishing a creativity-friendly learning environment; weaving maker, STEAM, robotics and gaming into instruction; encouraging motivation, entrepreneurship, curiosity and play; and using technology tools and resources to support student creativity.
This hands-on guidebook gives teachers, counselors, behavior therapists, and caregivers a wealth of easily implemented and fun-filled ways to enhance children's skills in all areas of social interaction.
This book explores how to turn students into flexible mathematical thinkers and problem solvers. It focuses on the following areas: making sense of math by fostering habits of mind that help students analyze, understand, and adapt to problems; addressing the mathematical building blocks necessary to include in effective math instruction; and turning teaching "upside down" by shifting how we teach, focusing on discussion and analysis as much as we focus on correct answers.
This book 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.
This book identifies eight root causes of "time management difficulties" and provides treatment in the form of advice, support, and coping techniques.
Written to help teachers and parents educate the next generation, this book explains the history, purpose, and messages behind the media. With more choices and more control than ever, regarding what and when we will watch, listen to, and read, there is a heightened level of responsibility to think critically about the content we consume.
This book offers a step-by-step, research-based approach to scaffolding K-12 instruction for students who do not have the language and literacy skills that are needed in school. Readers will find practical teaching strategies based on the four key facets of academic language fluency, case studies about students’ experiences with academic language across the content areas, guidance on family involvement, study questions, and performance assessment tools.
This book shows teachers how to integrate the tech-related language found within the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) into their everyday curriculum. It outlines the CCSS standards for grades K-2 and informs teachers how to reach them through classroom-tested lesson examples that harness a robust list of software, websites, and apps, and includes lesson ideas by subject area (math, science, social studies, and ELA).
This book shows teachers how to integrate the tech-related language found within the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) into their everyday curriculum. It outlines the CCSS standards for grades 3-5 and informs teachers how to reach them through classroom-tested lesson examples that harness a robust list of software, websites, and apps, and includes lesson ideas by subject area (math, science, social studies, and ELA).
This book shows teachers how to integrate the tech-related language found within the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) into their everyday curriculum. It outlines the CCSS standards for grades 6-8 and informs teachers how to reach them through classroom-tested lesson examples that harness a robust list of software, websites, and apps, and includes lesson ideas by subject area (math, science, social studies, and ELA).
This book shows teachers how to integrate the tech-related language found within the Common Core State Standards (CCSS) into their everyday curriculum. It outlines the CCSS standards for grades 9-12 and informs teachers how to reach them through classroom-tested lesson examples that harness a robust list of software, websites, and apps, and includes lesson ideas by subject area (math, science, social studies, and ELA).
This title provides updates on multiple intelligences theory and its many applications to schools and classrooms. Topics include how to address common criticisms of the MI model and the success of international applications of MI theory. This updated edition examines how emerging neurodiversity research, trends toward greater instructional personalization, and rapidly evolving virtual learning tools have affected the use of MI theory to enhance student achievement.
This book identifies seven mastery principles and explains how to use them to guide planning, instruction, assessment, and classroom management. It provides all-new, empowering advice on navigating external evaluation, and includes a self-assessment to help teachers identify current levels of mastery and take control of their own practice.
This book explores how one of the most fundamental instructional strategies—questioning—can provide the proper scaffolding to deepen student thinking, understanding, and application of knowledge.
This book teaches how to engage families and communities in activities that create environments where creativity, innovation and collaboration are fostered and valued, and where technology is used to redefine learning and promote responsible risk-taking.
This collection of articles includes tips and strategies, reflections on the profession as a whole, and descriptions of practices that can make the teaching experience more effective and more rewarding.
This collection of articles covers what research says about the teaching of both reading and reading 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.
This collection of articles pulls together some of the best pieces on formative assessment and feedback that will help educators understand how to best use the data they have at their fingertips.
This collection of articles brings together fifteen insightful and passionate pieces that will help you better understand how poverty affects learning and what educators can do to make a positive difference for each learner every day.
This guide shows how to unite and energize your team as never before, while helping your students to love learning and crave achievement.
This step-by-step guide will help you build learner capacity and create a classroom culture where students take the lead.
This book presents a strategy for how educators can build effective partnerships with 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.
This book explains how to develop a collaborative, learning-focused culture and build trust among colleagues; offers strategies for participating in difficult conversations that yield useful feedback; clarifies how to develop, sustain, and evaluate peer coaching efforts; and showcases exemplary peer coaching practices used in real schools.
The strategies and classroom-ready ideas in this book will help secondary educators incorporate technology to promote reading, critical thinking and digital literacy.
This book empowers teachers with theoretical and practical ways to introduce Algebra to 3-5 grade students, making vital connections to concepts they will encounter in middle school and beyond.
This book provides ideas and practical strategies for how to use toys, games, and comics to engage students – and shows how the best tools to reach those kids that were within reach all along.
This book provides readers with an overview of school security and the politics surrounding it, then provides nuts-and-bolts strategies for preventing violence and preparing for crises.
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.
This book provides a detailed look at what's happening in Project Based Learning classrooms from the perspective of the Project Based Teacher. Included are a wide range of practical strategies and teachers' reflections along with suggestions from their classroom experiences.
This book explains how collaboration—with experts, students, and other educators—can help create interesting, and even life-changing opportunities for learning.
Focuses on cultivating teacher qualities that are most apt to raise student achievement. Establishes definitive benchmarks for top-flight teacher education and professional development programs. This approach also includes teachers who work with at-risk and high-ability students. Checklists of skills and positive qualities associated with effective teacher performance are included.
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.
This research-based resource provides more than 200 instructional interventions for teaching the growing population of students from culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds within an Response to Intervention (RTI) framework.
This book provides guidance on "implementing the implementation standard" and will help you discover what it takes to implement lasting, high-impact professional learning and practice.
This book uses the framework from Webb's Depth of Knowledge to address the application of rigor to literacy instruction, offering experience-based advice along with specific examples of K–8 assessment items. Topics include standards, text complexity, close reading, student interaction, and formative assessment.
This text explains the four keys to real engagement: clarity, context, challenge, and culture. The strategies provided for improving classroom assignments, assessments, and environments will help teachers create learning experiences that are rigorous, meaningful, and rewarding for their students and themselves.
In this book, teachers will learn why students need to be able to identify and solve authentic, project-worthy problems in their own communities and beyond; how to connect with real-world experts, allies, and audiences; and what practical, field-tested strategies are essential for planning, assessing, and using technology to support successful projects.
This book discusses how librarians can make smart and efficient updates to their school library space that encourage the use of technology to improve student learning.
This book offers educators an accessible guide for maximizing the benefits of project-based learning in today's technology-rich learning environment.
This book leads the way in applying Response to Intervention (RTI) to mathematics instruction by offering guidelines for improving learning for all students, especially those who have learning disabilities or are struggling with mathematics content.
Written for principals and teachers, this nationally tested discipline plan for Grades K–5 emphasizes a team approach to managing student behavior.
This book describes four broad supports crucial to helping early-career teachers succeed and stay in the profession: comprehensive induction programs, supportive administrators, skilled mentors, and helpful colleagues. It offers practical, research-based strategies to help leaders provide these supports and create a culture of collaboration across the school.
This book will show all educators how standards-based grading can authentically reflect student progress and learning—and significantly improve both teaching and learning.
This book offers strategies for revamping how teachers assign homework and argues that homework went from being a positive practice to a hotly contested battle. It addresses a range of issues, such as teachers who fear assigning too little homework versus teachers who overwhelm students with daily assignments, the important role parents play in motivating students to complete their homework, and how homework can be used to improve student outcomes.
In this book, teachers of all subjects will learn why badges work and the secrets to designing challenges that enable students to fully engage with and take control of their own learning. Complete with step-by-step planning advice, tips on implementation and technology, and support from examples and success stories, this book will get teachers thinking differently about motivation and achievement and will prepare them to embark on their own badging initiatives.
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.
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.
This book guides educators, administrators and IT staff through a step-by-step process for creating a districtwide blueprint for keeping students safe online while maintaining an appropriate level of security.
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.
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.
This book provides an overall framework for achieving and sustaining excellence over time; excellent leaders and teachers Know the Way, Show the Way, Go the Way, and Grow Each Day.
This book is packed with ideas for both new and veteran teachers of K-8 students, covering a variety of topics that are especially relevant to the first week of school. It provides critical information that includes arranging and navigating the classroom, setting basic expectations, communicating routines, and understanding your students' needs. You'll gain new insights for the first week of school and for a successful year for students, parents, and teachers.
This guide to building and sustaining effective, cross-system partnerships between high schools, colleges, and regional and local communities is designed to help educators support students’ college and career readiness.
This book presents the groundbreaking results of the Institute's half-decade of research, development, and practice: a simple but powerful model for personalizing students' learning experiences by building their levels of commitment, ownership, and independence.
This book provides a guide for teachers from K-8 through high school to enrich technological skills, social development, and digital aptitude in the classroom.
This book offers inspiration, practical techniques, and innovative ideas that will help you to increase student engagement, boost your creativity, and transform your life as an educator. You'll learn how to tap into and increase your passion as a teacher, develop engaging lessons, establish rapport and a sense of camaraderie in your classroom, and more.
This book provides tools to assess your current self-reflective tendencies, identify opportunities to reflect on your instruction, and begin to forge a path toward continuous growth and educational excellence.
This book demonstrates how to build productive teams and intentionally create an environment of professional engagement in your school by utilizing these four steps: establishing guidelines and protocols, managing and resolving conflicts, refining decision-making skills, and building team capacity.
In this book, you’ll learn what AI is, how it works and how to use it to better prepare students in a world with increased human-computer interaction.
This book addresses the difficulties that educators experience when trying to integrate creativity into their curriculum, and presents strategies for equipping learners across all grades and subjects with the motivation and critical thinking skills to thrive in a high-tech future.
This book covers the basics of effective mathematical communication and offers specific strategies for teaching students how to speak and write about math.
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.
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.
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.
This guide helps teachers discover how to reach male students. Updated with recent research in neuroscience and developmental psychology, it translates theory into practical strategy,
This publication walks the educator through six technology-rich, customizable projects aligned to Common Core and ISTE Standards.
The book is filled with a collection of literacy tools, such as virtual book clubs, video and animated book talks, and writer’s wikis, as well as strategies for leveraging these resources in class. Educators at all levels can use the resources and instructional methods in this book to boost digital literacy for all students.
If you want the classroom experience to result in deeper understanding and new knowledge, then students must become active participants in the learning process. With new chapters on writing and the first two weeks of school, this book references the CCSS as it relates to communication and collaboration and structuring the classroom environment and offers brain-based teaching strategies.
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.
This book serves as a bridge between research and practice by providing a cohesive, proven, and usable model of effective instruction, showing how to apply relevant research from educational and cognitive neuroscience to classroom settings through a pedagogical framework. It presents this model with the educator in mind and offers practical steps for using it to inform instruction and teach 21st-century skills.
In this book, the authors share their secret recipes, ingredients, and tips for serving up lessons that engage students and help them understand math. Teachers can use these ideas and methods as-is or tweak them and create their own enticing educational meals.
This book helps new and emerging tech coaches and school technology leaders embrace their roles, and guides them as they make important decisions and take meaningful steps to effectively participate in the education field’s digital transformation. Explains how to shift from simply bringing technology into schools to identifying how the various elements of this changing landscape fit together to form an improved version of education.
This book is designed to assist first-year teachers, and teachers transitioning to new positions, to navigate the changes and challenges that they may encounter. Chapters addressing issues such as classroom management, special education, inclusive classrooms, and building planning and time management skills, are provided.
This book provides hundreds of easy, stand-alone activities, resources, and projects to help busy educators to seamlessly integrate global awareness themes into existing K-5 Common Core curriculum, recruit parent and community volunteers and organizations, use social media for student global collaboration projects, and plan international events, after-school clubs, and cross-curricular activities.
Discusses the importance of educators connecting themselves and their classrooms to the world, what emerging education leadership styles are shifting pedagogy, the essential benefits of embedding online global collaboration into the curriculum, simple steps that educators in the classroom can take to become more globally minded and start to change their practice, and how emerging digital technologies are supporting this move to online global learning and collaboration.
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.
This book encourages teachers and administrators to empower their learners to wonder, explore, and to become forward-thinking leaders. Includes practical suggestions for unleashing students’ and teachers’ talent, as well as encouraging accounts of leaders and learners who are innovating “inside the box.”
This book explores an approach to teaching and learning that improves student motivation, knowledge acquisition, retention, and academic success.
This book demonstrates how educators can look past their own generational filters to reap the benefits of seeing through a new lens. It focuses on the major contexts in which generational differences play out—including recruitment, coaching, professional learning, and succession planning.
This book details how to provide assistance to an education team by coaching them through an informed decision-making process for technology needs.
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.
This book dives into the details of implementing a successful teacher rounds program, and provides a complete and practical step-by-step plan.
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.
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.
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.
This guide shows new and transitioning School Improvement Specialist (SIS) professionals in applying high-leverage practices that result in systemic, sustainable, school-wide improvement.
This book provides school administrators with an initial guide to establishing a strong math culture, including developing common tasks, getting buy-in, and suggestions for monitoring, supporting, and sustaining improvement.
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.
This book explains to educators how posting and discussing Big Ideas in the classroom can lead to deeper learning, while also encouraging students to risk expressing novel ideas.
This book provides educators with practical, easy-to-use techniques to help them slow down and create a sense of focus, simplicity, and tranquility in both their classroom and their personal life.
This book presents the five I’s: information, images, interaction, inquiry, and innovation, and how they relate to developing students’ critical and creative thinking skills. It provides step-by-step procedures for teaching 12 key thinking skills and shares lesson examples from teachers.
This book puts us on high-alert about some outright dangerous misunderstandings looming around so-called “standards-aligned” instruction, then shows us how to steer past them—all in service of meeting the real intent of the Common Core.
This book provides tools and examples that allow middle and high school teachers to gauge students’ knowledge of core mathematics concepts and strengthen their ability to teach effectively.
This book provides detailed case studies from all grade levels to illustrate reading assessment done well. It also includes 15 reproducible forms and checklists that teachers and administrators can use to optimize their reading assessment efforts.
This book offers concrete ways to identify student strengths and then build on them in your classroom or school throughout the year.
This book aims to encourage schools to become more innovative and entrepreneurial, finding better ways to help students learn. The process involves seven steps: starting with moral purpose, unleashing curiosity, building on bright spots, peer coaching toward precision, leading from the inside out, and moving the goal posts.
This book provides a practical guide of ensuring that all students have equitable access to high-quality curriculum and instruction in multicultural and language diverse classrooms.
This book explains how to improve students’ problem solving and creativity through “possibility thinking” and “lesson unplanning,” and includes four basic action principles for designing and solving complex challenges. It also presents steps for developing legacy challenges to foster lasting contributions.
This book discusses practical implementation strategies and tools that help educators to more effectively and methodically teach children of color, children from low-income families, and other marginalized student groups. Reflective-discussion questions and case studies are also provided.
This book provides educators with six easy, proactive steps to establishing a classroom environment free of disruption and conducive to learning.
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.
This book is a practical guide that encourages educators to use social media tools in order to keep students’ families and community connected, informed, and excited about what’s going on in their school. It includes immediately actionable tips, easy-to-follow instructions, and links to video tutorials.