Professional Development eLibrary
Discover a variety of research-based instructional strategies to support all students, including those with autism and severe learning disabilities; organize your classroom, materials, and schedules for optimal teaching and learning; execute well-planned standards-based lessons, annual IEPs, PLAALPs, behavioral interventions, and visual supports; develop communication and social skills; and foster parent communication and staff collaboration.
This book brings the mindframes of ten world-renowned educators to life. Ten chapters, each written by a different thought leader, detail a mindframe at the heart of successful school leadership, along with the high probability influences that make each mindframe visible.
In this book, readers will learn: ten best practices that address every stage of the hiring process, techniques and sample questions for Behavior-Based Interviewing, interview questions to avoid, and how to involve teacher peers in interviewing and mentoring new hires.
This book provides educators with a proven, practical, and broadly applicable system for implementing new practices methodically and effectively.
This book explains why more schools aren't seeing significant improvement in students' reading ability when they implement Response to Intervention (RTI) or Multitiered Systems of Support (MTSS) in their literacy programs, and what successful schools are doing that sets them apart. Includes 10 success factors for implementing MTSS.
This book 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.
Provides strategic talking points, conversation starters, and ready-made tools needed to explain how formative assessment improves student learning and achievement, and guides school leaders in working with teachers to make formative assessment an integral part of their classrooms.
This copublication of ASCD and NNSTOY outlines a path for educators to become successful teacher leaders. Organized around five key tools—communication, collaboration, professional development, data, and advocacy—it covers every aspect of what is involved in taking on leadership responsibilities.
This book helps educators to create a comprehensive, five-part model of social and emotional learning (SEL) that builds students' sense of identity and confidence in their ability to learn and overcome challenges, helps students identify, describe, and regulate their emotional responses, promotes cognitive regulation and critical thinking skills, fosters students' social skills, including teamwork and sharing, and equips students to become informed and involved citizens.
This book 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 shows how superintendents, principals, directors, coaches, and other educational leaders can more accurately portray the academic, language, and social-emotional development of multilingual students. This book illustrates how the assessment cycle unfolds at school and district levels and provides comprehensive guidance for enacting linguistically and culturally sustainable assessment in multiple languages in K-12 settings.
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 offers educators the opportunity to reimagine teaching and learning. It allows teachers to partner with their students to assess, track, and reflect on learning. This partnership gives teachers more time and energy to innovate and personalize learning, while providing students the opportunity to be active agents driving their own growth.
This book identifies the 21 responsibilities associated with student achievement and shows how they relate to three key elements of effective leadership; establishing a clear focus, managing change, and developing a purposeful community.
This book introduces a proven self-reflection tool to help educators of all grade levels and content areas develop the skills to become a globally competent teacher, so that they can prepare their students for an increasingly complex, interconnected, and interdependent world.
This book helps educators to internalize and employ five core beliefs and mindsets necessary to best serve Black and Latino male students, six core values for teaching Black and Latino males, and eleven characteristics of strong, healthy relationships in order to become the educator that these students need.
This book 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 demonstrates the advantages a blended model of learning has over traditional instruction when technology is used to engage students both inside the classroom and online. Breakdowns of the most effective classroom setups for blended learning, guidelines to build a blended learning toolbox of tech and resources, ideas for personalizing and differentiating instruction using technology, and strategies for managing devices in classrooms and schools are discussed.
This book explains how to use the online environment to increase engagement and drive higher-order thinking; prepare students for high-stakes exams without sacrificing class time; assess online work; personalize learning and differentiate lessons; and move toward flipped instruction, which shifts the focus of class time from teacher to student.
This book offers up-to-date, evidence-based learning approach that reveals how the brain naturally learns best in school. It provides tools to boost cognitive functioning, decrease discipline issues, increase graduation rates, and foster the joy of learning.
This book offers a collection of classroom-friendly strategies, resources, tools, instructional routines, and sample lessons, to help teachers learn about and implement formative assessment practices in the mathematics classroom.
This book helps teachers implement 14 optimal practices for thinking that create an ideal setting for deep mathematics learning to occur. It provides the what, why, and how of each practice and answers teachers’ most frequently asked questions.
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 explains how C.R.A.F.T. conversations support leaders' efforts in four 'cornerstone' areas: Building Capacity, Invoking Change, Promoting Collaboration, and Prioritizing Celebration.
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 helps teachers plan and differentiate literacy instruction for all students from prekindergarten through 5th grade.
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 explores digital equity in depth and provides teachers and coaches with concrete strategies for addressing the problem. The latest research and approaches to digital equity challenges tied to the ISTE Standards for Educators and the ISTE Standards for Students are presented.
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 helps K-12 teachers unlock students’ creative potential by exploring intersections between CS and art across various artistic media, including drawing, animation, music and physically interactive art. It covers content overlaps beyond a single programming environment and includes approaches and examples of practicing artists. It shows how to help students develop as computational artists, with attitudes and practices to help them as artists and computer scientists.
This book will show readers how to combine two successful frameworks to change the culture in schools from reactive to proactive.
This innovative book details how knowledge, skills, and dispositions entangle to create collective and individual beliefs, and leads educators to mobilize collective efficacy in the classroom.
This book explores how school leaders can create a positive school culture that endures in the long term.
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 book discusses how educators can establish a compassionate cultural foundation for strong relationships and holistic skills to weather stress, trauma, and promote well-being for their entire school population. The authors explain how educators can discover a collaborative visioning process to elevate compassion through dialogue, policies, and protocol.
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.
Comprehension is the structured framework needed to empower students to comprehend text and take action in the world. In this book, students learn to experience reading as a purposeful act and embrace struggle as a natural part of the reading process.
This book provides a framework and structure to build creative learning opportunities in computational thinking (CT) and is designed to increase students’ ability to adapt to unfamiliar challenges, allowing for more success with innovative lesson plans.
This book discusses the benefits of learning networks and the ways positive relationships can enhance learning for all students, teachers and leaders. It explores how technology can be leveraged to maximize learning, by connecting learners across boundaries, creating open lines of communication, establishing a platform for idea sharing and incorporating innovation within all professional learning opportunities.
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 explains the need for candid, courageous conversations about race so that educators may understand why student disengagement and achievement inequality persists and learn how they can develop a curriculum that promotes true educational equity and excellence. (Note: previous editions were published under the title 'Courageous Conversations About Race: A Field Guide for Achieving Equity in Schools').
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 book will help teachers manage the dynamics of difference necessary to create an environment where all students can learn.
This book provides an inside-out approach that mediates a person’s thinking toward values, beliefs, and behaviors that enable effective cross-cultural interactions and equitable learning environments. Here’s your opportunity to serve as that expert and trusted mediator, boosting educators' cultural confidence and consciousness, while honing their coaching skills.
This self-reflective and action-oriented guide helps you create and support more inclusive schools and classrooms that intentionally educate all students.
This guide introduces the principles of Cultural Proficiency and how they can help improve educators’ ability to effectively teach English language learners.
This book draws on cutting edge neuroscience research to offer an innovative approach for designing and implementing brain compatible culturally responsive instruction.
This book shares how to draw from students’ strengths and promote multilingual learners' success. Includes research-based tools that show how to implement culturally responsive teaching in context; case studies and reflection exercises to help identify implicit bias and mitigate deficit-based thinking; authentic classroom video clips to show what culturally responsive teaching looks like; and graphics that spotlight key concepts, reinforce central themes, and engage readers.
This book provides strategies for leveraging the cloud to create a self-paced, learner-centered classroom; explains how to take advantage of tech tools to facilitate learning; and real-life case studies and activities to ensure an enjoyable implementation experience.
This book provides an engaging field-tested approach using digital badges and portfolios to make teaching and learning more personalized while raising achievement levels.
This book provides a foundation for the science of learning and learning design, laying out the intersection between theory, design and reflective practice as it relates to applying design thinking for the engagement of digital age learners.
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 shows how to significantly increase your students’ capacity to thrive as they take responsibility for their own learning and delves more deeply into the critical component of self-assessment.
This guide helps educators, counselors, and youth-development leaders build on students' talents and interests to develop their desire for a better world, along with an entrepreneurial mindset and personal leadership skills so they can make a difference to their families, their communities, and society.
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 guide outlines a vision for online and distance elementary STEM learning, with creative STEM themed activities. It features eight creative, integrated STEM lessons, including ideas for designing a zoo, learning to garden, exploring the night sky and more. Each lesson offers online, traditional, and hands-on components, with connections to the ISTE Standards and STEM standards. Includes supplemental materials, reinforcement games, suggested resources, activities and more.
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 offers lots of practical tools and an experience-proven process to guide school-based teams pursuing bold change.
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 a practical, informative guide for understanding how to capture the brain's incredible power and achieve better results with all students.
This book focuses on developmental reading strategies for elementary students at all stages and exploring how technology can be used to improve the skills of a wide range of readers, including beginning readers, struggling readers, reluctant readers, enriched readers and English Language Learners (ELLs).
This book offers research-proven strategies on how best to motivate students in science and promote scientific literacy. The authors detail key motivational constructs specific to science with illustrative vignettes, address gender differences that influence how girls and boys are motivated, describe how to make science learning relevant, accessible, and enjoyable, and offer motivational strategies that are consistent with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).
This book makes the critical link between social justice and Universal Design for Learning (UDL) so that students and teachers are equipped with the will, skill, and collective capacity to enact positive change. Included are examples, case studies, and implementation spotlights of educators, students, and programs that have embraced a social justice imperative.
Through real-life stories and by sharing insightful research, this book equips school leaders with the practical knowledge and emotional tools necessary to survive discrimination, bad politics, revenge, and ego-driven coworkers.
This book helps educators guide students through the tough questions that reside in the gray areas of humans’ relationship with the gadgets, apps and tools that permeate our lives.
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 guides educators through their use of time in the classroom in order to make more space for literacy by outlining literacy-rich activities to optimize transitional times and minimize lost instructional minutes.
This book 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 book offers educators the inspiration to develop a deeper understanding of procedural fluency, along with a plethora of pragmatic tools for shifting classrooms toward a fluency approach. This hands-on guide empowers educators to support students in acquiring the repertoire of reasoning strategies necessary to becoming versatile and nimble mathematical thinkers.
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 book provides real-life scenarios and ready-to-use tools rooted in positive psychology to help your children succeed while learning at home. Topics include managing stress and anxiety and preventing problem behaviors before they occur.
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.
Getting to the Core of Literacy for History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects, Grades 6–12, ed. , v.
This book is designed to help teachers become more familiar with the CCSS (Common Core State Standards) and serves as a guide to align lesson plans with the standards to uncover their benefits for the teaching of reading and writing.
This book 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 builds on decades of evidence and years of experience to help teachers understand how the brain learns to read and how to apply that understanding to Tier 1 instruction.
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 will guide readers towards transformational change to build a system that supports the restoration of our collective humanity. It will help readers understand historical context and the influence of racism in shaping reality, engage in reflections that connect learning to personal experience, and direct their increased capacity towards dismantling racially predictable policies and practices.
Identity safety is a research-based set of practices that counter the harmful effects of stereotype threat and allow students to reach their full capacity for learning, foster positive relationships, and better appreciate the full spectrum of human differences.
This book is written for busy school leaders who want to foster learning and growth not only for students but also for teachers. Effective leadership is vital in creating a culture of collaboration, modeling continuous improvement, and developing enhanced engagement throughout the building.
This book is an essential resource for the newly minted inclusion coach, including timelines, planning sheets, surveys, frameworks, curriculum examples, and other practical tools.
This book doesn’t cover every 6-12 national standard, but identifies the standards with a technology component and provides resources and lessons to help you teach those standards effectively.
This book doesn’t cover every K-5 national standard, but identifies the standards with a technology component and provides resources and lessons to help you teach those standards effectively.
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 presents both reflective questions and answers to those questions to help school leaders understand the importance of their roles in a school’s success.
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.
Launch: Using Design Thinking to Boost Creativity and Bring Out the Maker in Every Student, ed. , v.
This book provides a process that can be incorporated into every class at every grade level ... even if you don't consider yourself a 'creative teacher.' It enables teachers to discover practical strategies for using design thinking in the classroom to engage, inspire, and empower students.
This book 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 details how top-performing school systems have met the challenges facing school leaders today. It explains why our current system is obsolete and the knowledge and skills needed to design and build first-rate education systems. It provides a solid understanding of the key elements of high-performance school systems, including instructional systems, university partnerships, highly qualified teachers, high expectations, equitable systems, and vocational education.
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 explores the librarian’s ability to build connections in two ways. First, it examines the benefits of bringing the outside world into the library through the use of social media, videoconferencing and other tools that allow librarians to partner with others. It then addresses how librarians can lead in the greater educational community by sharing resources and strategies, and partnering with school leaders to tell the story of the school community.
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 presents immediate actions, mindsets, and approaches to take for reimagining and improving our schools and school systems.
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 calls for transformation in the education mindset to truly serve all learners. It discusses the need to break traditional borders that limit learning and includes strategies to personalize learning and shift traditional pathways; examples from around the world to create equitable and student-centric learning environments; and resources for creating a school learning environment that expands opportunities for personalized learning into the global learning ecosystem.
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 book helps teachers plan, execute, facilitate, and reflect on maker experiences so both they and their students understand how the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of maker education transfer to real-world settings. It also shows how to integrate these activities into the curriculum with intention and a clearly defined purpose.
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 explains how to teach, assess, and communicate with parents about basic math fact instruction. It includes: the five fundamentals of fact fluency, which provide a research-based framework; strategies for students to find facts that are not yet committed to memory; games that provide practice; assessment tools that provide useful data on fact fluency and mastery; and suggestions and strategies for collaborating with families to help children master basic math facts.
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 book defines mindfulness as a secular practice where the intentional focus of one’s attention is on the present moment in a nonjudgmental way. It describes how it can reduce stress to create calmer classrooms in which students concentrate better and feel more positive about themselves and others. Along with an overview and latest research, it explains how it affects the the brain, how to adapt, integrate, and implement it, and how to teach it without religious overtones.
This 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 looks at the major challenges of the principal position, examining how new principals adapt to the role, set an instructional agenda, and build cooperation and collaboration. It focuses on the dilemmas that mark the principalship—the inevitable, complicated conflicts that arise from a clash of values and resist simple solutions, such as addressing stakeholder demands, time management, delegation, creating safety while building bridges, and work-life balance.
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 provides insights into creating and using innovative materials and texts that are differentiated and personalized to student learners, specifically for teaching writing, offers tips for making thoughtful teaching and purpose central to teaching, with tech tools in support of student learning, but not driving it, and presents pedagogy and lesson ideas that promote student choice and voice within units of study that make cross-curricular connections.
This book shows K-5 educators how to bring coding into their curriculum by embedding computational thinking skills into activities for every content area, helping students prepare for coding in middle grades as they build knowledge. Features classroom-tested lessons and activities designed for skills progression, ready-to-implement coding exercises, and case studies and explorations of technology tools and resources. This edition offers new research, updated tools and more.
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.
By designing learning experiences that reflect situations and challenges children face in their lives, educators can help them begin to develop the habits of mind that feed a lifetime of learning. Practical examples in this book show how those who work with young children can introduce these habits—such as persisting, managing impulsivity, listening with understanding and empathy, thinking flexibly, and many others—in entertaining, concrete, developmentally appropriate ways.
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 book presents the latest research-based strategies, reviewed by high school and middle school students. It is aimed at helping teachers, counselors, and leaders give students the tools they need to own up and take responsibility—as perpetrators, bystanders, and targets—for unethical behavior and to treat themselves and others with dignity.
This book describes collaborative work that expands emphasis on student learning and leverages individual teacher efficacy into collective efficacy, which makes for a powerful and results-driven Professional Learning Community (PLC). Four themes emerge: equity of access and opportunity, high expectations for all students, commitment to building individual and collective efficacy of the PLC, and effective team activation and facilitation to move from discussion to action.
This book provides educators with long overdue guidance on how to productively partner and communicate with families about their children’s mathematics learning. It includes reproducible surveys, letters, and planning documents that can be used to improve the home-school relationship, which in turn helps students, parents, teachers, and education leaders alike.
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 provides an overview of each of the six elements of well-being with connections to the applicable ISTE Standards for Educators and the ISTE Standards for Education Leaders, information on the positive and negative aspects of technology related to overall well-being, reflection questions to help readers make healthy changes, and additional resources such as research, articles, books and websites.
This book explains how to develop a collaborative, learning-focused culture and build trust among colleagues; offers strategies for participating in difficult conversations that yield useful feedback; clarifies how to develop, sustain, and evaluate peer coaching efforts; and showcases exemplary peer coaching practices used in real schools.
This book provides district and school administrators with a roadmap for transforming professional development programs into more effective and innovative learning experiences that elevate onsite expertise while aligning with school and district priorities. It includes steps for diagnosing, planning, executing, evaluating, and refining teachers' professional learning. Informed by research and experiences of educators, it suggests best practices and tools for adult learning.
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 an effective and actionable framework for school leaders looking to implement a long-term professional learning plan that extends professional development beyond a handful of days each year to create 'coaching culture' that supports teachers as they move toward blended learning.
This book helps educators understand the benefits of gamification and game-based learning, and empowers them to design learning experiences that leverage gameplay to increase motivation and engagement, and build classroom community.
The COVID 19 pandemic has illuminated structural inequities in our schools and across society, and education leaders are being challenged to disrupt institutional racism. This book guides leaders in expanding their racial consciousness through self-reflection and provides the tools they need to counter implicit bias and respond to resistance. Grounded in research, but written in practitioner-friendly language, it offers a process for building racially equitable practices.
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.
Offers guidance to educators who are ready to rethink, review, and redesign their support systems and foster the building blocks of resiliency for staff. Readers will learn how to model ethical, professional, and social-emotional sensitivity; develop, advocate, and enact on a collective culture; maintain a continuously evaluative process for self and school wellness; engage meaningfully with students and their families; and improve academic and behavioral outcomes.
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 six-page laminated reference guide shares practical strategies, tools and lesson ideas for incorporating robotics and computational thinking into your teaching. The guide features: an overview of computational thinking and resources for teaching CT concepts; ideas for weaving robotics into math, science, social studies and English language arts; and advice for creating an after-school robotics club or getting started with competitive robotics.
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 provides the many lessons learned to reignite engagement, accelerate learning, and move forward with fresh optimism and better systems for schooling. It will address the collective traumas experienced during the pandemic and rebuild a sense of agency and self, in order to attribute student success to both teachers’ and students’ efforts.
This book guides new and veteran educators alike in developing effective classroom management techniques, with a particular focus on students with emotional or behavioral disorders. Student perceptions of you as teacher, room arrangement, classroom expectations, consequences to encourage appropriate behavior, student lesson engagement, and classroom community are among the topics discussed.
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 discusses getting to the next level of trauma-invested practice by building a positive learning environment shaped by three new Rs of education: relationship, responsibility, and regulation. It shows how to create a culture of safety; describes four areas of need—emotional, relational, physical, and control—that drive student behavior; illustrates trauma-invested practices; and offers ways to challenge beliefs and ways of thinking about your role in students' lives.
This book urges an active approach toward disrupting the negative effects of labels and assumptions that interfere with student learning. It offers 40 practical, replicable teaching techniques based in research and best practice that focus on relationships, classroom engagement and management, and social and emotional learning; suggestions for actions on an individual, classroom, and schoolwide level; and tools and student-facing printables to use in planning and instruction.
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 updated Florida Edition aligns with Florida’s new B.E.S.T. Standards, and lists 5 access points toward proficiency, purpose & modeling. It explains how to teach reading for a deep level of understanding that students of any age can achieve, and articulates an instructional plan built on research. Also includes illustrative classroom video clips available via QR codes to stretch students' capacity to read and comprehend text.
Leveraging the latest research as well as classroom experience, this book offers practical strategies, replicable examples, and thoughtful reflection exercises for educators to help students embrace the mystery, complexity, and power of challenge. It provides a blueprint for introducing more rigor to the classroom, through active learning, a culture of taking risks, leveling lessons and assessments, and activities that push students beyond their comfort zones.
This book presents educators with a collection of tools and processes for social and emotional learning (SEL) that can be applied in any learning environment. Tips for identifying, teaching, modeling, and reinforcing SEL skills in a virtual setting, as well as strategies for applying SEL to the needs of one's unique learning environment, are among the topics presented.
This guide offers a framework to implement social-emotional learning (SEL) with students to help them achieve success. It features online videos that explain each element of the framework; explanation of SEL and the Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning’s (CASEL) core competencies; resources for understanding and addressing implicit bias; links to empathy maps and emotions planners; information on edtech tools for integrating SEL; and additional resources.
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 presents proven strategies and tools for school leaders learn to use a multitiered approach to improving K-12 student attendance.
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.
This book overviews Multilingual Learner (MLL) shadowing. The MLL Shadowing protocol is used to collect data on MLL’s opportunities for speaking and listening--the building blocks for reading and writing--in our classrooms. Includes case studies, guidelines for analysis and virtual and multilingual environments, and more. It provides an entry point for broader, systemic improvement that will serve ELLs in varied instructional settings, including mono- and bilingual programs.
This book offers guidance for tailoring the small-group experience to literacy instruction. It explains how to assess student skills and needs, how to flexibly organize groups, and how to differentiate instruction for success. Includes strategies and tools for developmental reading stages; charts for assessing skill level and identifying next instructional steps; printables for planning and instructional use; online learning adaptations; and reflection prompts and questions.
This book shows how sketchnotes can help students retain new material, develop skills to articulate empathy and build connections to larger concepts. It includes strategies for helping students feel successful in the process.
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 examines the multitude of possibilities available when students are given the opportunity to amplify their learning online, centering on three ideas of citizenship: be a good person, be critical and be an advocate for something you care about in life.
This book shows how teachers can generate enthusiasm, confidence, and joy in students, by reflecting on personal experiences and unpacking factors that affect motivation. It explains how to spark motivation with practical, research-informed strategies that address student grouping, rewards, technology, and competition for positive impact; disarming testing conflicts to make assessments more pleasant; empowering teacher–student relationships; and improving behavioral outcomes.
Among the challenges educators face is understanding special education law. The authors of this book are experts in translating legalese into language that educators can understand. The resource examines legislation and interprets statutes and regulations accessibly. Topics include rights to public education, procedural due process, placement requirements, delivery of related services, discipline of students with disabilities, and remedies for failure to adhere to the law.
This book provides an overall framework for achieving and sustaining excellence over time; excellent leaders and teachers Know the Way, Show the Way, Go the Way, and Grow Each Day.
This book is packed with ideas for both new and veteran teachers of K-8 students, covering a variety of topics that are especially relevant to the first week of school. It provides critical information that includes arranging and navigating the classroom, setting basic expectations, communicating routines, and understanding your students' needs. You'll gain new insights for the first week of school and for a successful year for students, parents, and teachers.
This book challenges educators to eradicate their fixation on big data like standardized test scores as the supreme measure of equity and learning and, instead, envision and rebuild the educational system from the student up—with classrooms, schools and systems built around students’ brilliance, cultural wealth, and intellectual potential.
This book covers such topics as developing a sense of self-awareness to achieve excellence and the importance of maintaining balance and persevering in your practice.
This book helps teachers focus on deeply knowing students, offering a coherent and focused curriculum, and coaching from a place of formative assessment and evidence as they teach in virtual, hybrid, and in-person settings. Technology-focused moves are accompanied by language stems, note catchers, and other tools that provide structure and coherence to coaching conversations. The book promotes equity and removing barriers that have recently been brought into clearer focus.
This book will help schools develop and refine their instruction and assessment of multicultural newcomers and English learners.
Explores numerous summarization strategies, including all of the steps and examples educators need to start using summarization to improve students' comprehension and boost their long-term memory. This second edition includes changes to all techniques from the first edition and brand new summarizing techniques that can be differentiated for multiple disciplines and levels of student readiness.
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.
The book provides a guide for educators ready to activate positive change in teaching and learning through innovative practices, meaningful use of technology and global collaboration.
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 applies the psychology of motivation, engagement, and achievement to practical, culturally responsive strategies educators can use to equitably identify and develop students’ cognitive and social-emotional skills, including curiosity, creativity, perseverance, reasoning, persistence, empathy, and more. Assessment tools such as customizable checklists, templates, rubrics, and surveys are also provided.
This book provides tools to assess your current self-reflective tendencies, identify opportunities to reflect on your instruction, and begin to forge a path toward continuous growth and educational excellence.
This book demonstrates how to build productive teams and intentionally create an environment of professional engagement in your school by utilizing these four steps: establishing guidelines and protocols, managing and resolving conflicts, refining decision-making skills, and building team capacity.
This book discusses chronic absence in U.S. schools and its effects on students, teachers, families, and the school community. It explains how to replace punitive approaches with universal supports and Tier 2 and Tier 3 interventions for students with more persistent problems, including how to: build a team to address absenteeism; collect data and set priorities; generate enthusiasm and community support; and create strategies specific to the school and its demographics.
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 is a collective call to action for educational justice and fairness for all black girls, and focuses on transforming how black girls are understood, respected, and taught.
This 6-12 companion to Visible Learning for Literacy shows teachers how to use learning intentions, success criteria, formative assessment and feedback to achieve profound instructional clarity, putting a range of learning strategies into practice.
This K-5 companion to Visible Learning for Literacy shows teachers how to use learning intentions, success criteria, formative assessment and feedback to achieve profound instructional clarity, putting a range of learning strategies into practice.
This book offers the support, clarity, and inspiration needed to guide teachers through teaching math remotely without sacrificing deep learning and academic growth.
This book explains how to generate understanding for your students, by showing Visible Learning strategies in action in high-impact mathematics classrooms. Walk in the shoes of teachers as they engage in countless micro-decisions to balance strategies, tasks, and assessments, demonstrating that it’s not only what works, but when. A decision-making matrix and grade-leveled examples help you leverage effective and timely teaching practices to meet students’ learning needs.
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 book guides educators through the process of creating a learning environment that combats the negative effects of chronic stress and trauma. Establishing rituals and routines, developing personalization, and implementing effective student engagement practices that create a relationship-based culture and effectively improve student achievement are among the topics presented.
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 volume presents reflective questions to assist both new and aspiring school leaders as they work to become effective school leaders or consider making a leap to a leadership position. It helps aspiring principals determine whether they truly want to be 'The Principal' and helps new principals grow and thrive. The book contains a chapter on preparing for the school administrator job interview, and discusses student achievement, maintenance, budget, and website.
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.
This book explains how to energize yourself to maintain or regain a positive outlook and love of teaching, and how shifts in awareness, attitudes, and actions can be transformational for you and your students. It draws from the authors’ research, lesson plans, and experience with burnout, and offers actions you can take to to enhance your well-being and thrive, change your outlook, strengthen your determination to be a terrific teacher, and reignite your passion for teaching.
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 discusses how educational leaders can obtain and develop their social emotional learning (SEL) skills. Through the use of provided real-world examples and practices, educators can sharpen their social and emotional competencies in order to model them in their classrooms and with students.
This book provides education leaders a strategic road map that demonstrates how to incorporate digital citizenship concepts into the curriculum so that digital citizenship isn’t just 'one more thing,' but is threaded into the DNA of how educators teach and work.
This comprehensive playbook details the research- and evidence-based strategies school leaders can mobilize to lead the delivery of high-impact learning in an online, virtual, and distributed environment.
The pandemic teaching of mid-2020 was more crisis teaching than distance learning. This book helps teachers prepare for distance learning, with purpose and intent, to accelerate students’ learning while maintaining focus on equity. It offers research- and evidence-based strategies for high- impact learning in an online, virtual, and distributed environment. Covers teacher-student relationships, teacher credibility and clarity, instructional design, assessments, and grading.
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 helps educators discover the possibilities of immersive technology to deepen student engagement; activate learning through hunts, breakouts and labs; and explore global collaboration.
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, based on research from an innovative mixed-methods study, provides a holistic approach to coaching, and explores the most important characteristics of the best instructional coaches—caring, authenticity, trustworthiness, and flexibility. Examples and stories of effective coaching in action, activities, exercises, and action points, and resources for encouragement and renewal are also provided.
This book lays out an action plan for implementing an effective Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) framework at school. It explains how to audit and align current practices, structures, and interventions in order to support all students.
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.
This practical guide to planning and implementing PLC+ groups equips professional learning communities with the tools, templates, and step-by-step instructions needed to bring the PLC+ framework to life in a collaborative setting. Topics include equity, high expectations, individual and collective efficacy, and effective activation and facilitation.
This book provides a practical methodology that helps education professionals build rapport with students at-promise while creating learning experiences that are relevant—and life-changing. Teaching with transparency, authenticity, creativity, and grit will lead to higher achievement, student engagement, and graduation rates and fewer discipline problems.
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.
Through the presentation of multiple research-based, classroom-tested practices and examples, this book gives educators the practical strategies they need so that they can provide quality learning and teaching through various formats of distance learning.
This book presents six strategies to show teachers ways to foster real-world connections, genuine engagement, and deeper learning. The strategies are making meaning central to student work; contextualizing the curriculum; creating space to learn; connecting student work to the community; following the (student) leaders; and reenvisioning feedback and evaluation. The book includes how to get started, examples, reflection questions, and tips on how to overcome common obstacles.
This book guides teachers through key principles of writing instruction for K–5 students, with careful consideration of four domains of responsivity: cognitive, linguistic, cultural, and emotional. Many planning, assessment, and instructional tools are provided for immediate use or customization.
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 edition provides school counselors with new ways for moving from reactive to proactive and from random to intentional counseling. By using data to determine what all students deserve to receive and when some students need more, it offers effective ways to provide proactive school counseling services, stay accountable, and advocate for systemic change. Includes data analysis, intervention strategies, methods aligned with standards, examples, artifacts, and other tools.
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 draws on best-practice research and the author’s decades of experience to offer a blueprint for professional development that maximizes teacher and student growth. It provides teachers, administrators, and other school professionals a step-by-step guide to the four connected, coordinated components of technology-enabled professional development: studying theory and practice; observing theory and practice; one-on-one coaching; and group coaching.
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 provides all the tips and tools needed to realize the goal of balanced literacy learning including classroom videos that show strategies in action. Tap your intuition, collaborate with your peers, and put the research-based strategies embedded in this roadmap to work in your classroom to implement or deepen a strong, successful balanced literacy program.
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 will help schools translate neuroscience research findings into practical information for everyday use in schools, at all grade levels and in all subject areas.
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 identifies instructional routines that have the biggest impact on student learning, to literacy practices. Educators will learn how to use the right approach at the right time for surface, deep, and transfer learning and which routines are most effective at each phase of learning.
This guide to planning and implementing PLC+ groups equips professional learning communities with the tools, templates, and step-by-step instructions to bring PLC+ to a collaborative setting. Modules support PLC+ groups through one entire cycle of learning, addressing equity, high expectations, individual and collective efficacy, and effective activation and facilitation. Engage in deeper learning around PLC+ and create greater equity and efficacy in your school or district.
This book helps to plan, develop, and implement high-impact instruction so all students demonstrate more than a year’s worth of learning for every year in school. It presents a framework for choosing the right approach at the right time, depending on where students are within these phases of learning: surface, deep, and transfer.
This book shows how social studies is more than simply memorizing dates and facts—it encapsulates the skillful ability to conduct investigations, analyze sources, place events in historical context, and synthesize divergent points of view. The Visible Learning framework demonstrates that learning is not an event, but rather a process in which students move from surface-level learning to deep learning, and then onto the transfer of concepts, skills, and strategies.
This book challenges educators to understand the connection between how children develop and how they learn in order to help students experience joy and discovery, while also preparing them for future schooling. Disruptive behavior, creativity, self-regulation, screen time, and mental health are among the topics discussed.
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 will help educators learn to assess, develop, and reflect on dispositions of star teachers, which enable teachers and students to thrive in the classroom.
This overview of grading research distills the evidence into meaningful findings and strategies that can be leveraged to improve grading policy and practice.
This book will help teachers examine their language habits and intentionally improve their classroom practice so their language matches and supports their goals.
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 a practical plan with steps to harmonize whole-school health, including sustainable growth in student character development, improvement of organizational health, and reduction of violence and other threats to education. It is designed for everyone involved in the educational system—including district administrators, teachers, students, parents, and the business community.
This book describes the Comer’s School Development Program (SDP) six developmental pathways (cognitive, social, psychological, physical, linguistic, and ethical) and explains how the program’s nine key components (in the form of mechanisms, operations, and guiding principles) create a comprehensive approach to educating children for successful outcomes.
This book supports K-8 educators in nurturing students who understand and act when learning about global challenges. Coupling theory with practice, it shows how curriculum and meaningful interdisciplinary learning can be organized around local, global, and intercultural issues, and provides a framework for making them come alive in the classroom. Includes classroom strategies, examples of student work, learning experiences, stories, and a unit plan, and additional resources.
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.
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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.
This book explores five disruptions to the status quo necessary to realize the promise of inclusion and provide meaningful learning for all students with and without disabilities.