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180 Days of Self-Care for Busy Educators, ed. , v.
180 Days of Self-Care for Busy Educators, ed. , v.

180 Days of Self-Care for Busy Educators, ed. , v.

This book provides educators with a thirty-six week program of daily self-care strategies and techniques, each corresponding with a week of the school year. Weekly themes range from creativity and inspiration to relationships and time management for teachers and administrators.

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

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

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

Achieving Next Generation Literacy, ed. , v.
Achieving Next Generation Literacy, ed. , v.

Achieving Next Generation Literacy, ed. , v.

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

Advancing Formative Assessment in Every Classroom, ed. 2, v.
Advancing Formative Assessment in Every Classroom, ed. 2, v.

Advancing Formative Assessment in Every Classroom, ed. 2, v.

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.

Adventures in Teacher Leadership, ed. , v.
Adventures in Teacher Leadership, ed. , v.

Adventures in Teacher Leadership, ed. , v.

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.

All Learning Is Social and Emotional, ed. , v.
All Learning Is Social and Emotional, ed. , v.

All Learning Is Social and Emotional, ed. , v.

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.

Alternative Energy, ed. , v.
Alternative Energy, ed. , v.

Alternative Energy, ed. , v.

This three-volume set introduces students to issues surrounding both current energy sources and alternative energy options. While there is significant discussion of the non-renewable resources now used to meet the majority of the world's energy needs (oil, coal and natural gas), the primary focus of the set is on newer options to meet the ever-growing demand.

Assessing Unstoppable Learning, ed. , v.
Assessing Unstoppable Learning, ed. , v.

Assessing Unstoppable Learning, ed. , v.

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

Balance Like a Pirate, ed. , v.
Balance Like a Pirate, ed. , v.

Balance Like a Pirate, ed. , v.

This book offers insight to navigating the constant demands that come with being an educator that can create the conditions for burnout with practical strategies and tools to thrive in every area of life.

Becoming a Globally Competent Teacher, ed. , v.
Becoming a Globally Competent Teacher, ed. , v.

Becoming a Globally Competent Teacher, ed. , v.

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.

Becoming the Educator They Need, ed. , v.
Becoming the Educator They Need, ed. , v.

Becoming the Educator They Need, ed. , v.

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.

Better Writing Breakthrough, ed. , v.
Better Writing Breakthrough, ed. , v.

Better Writing Breakthrough, ed. , v.

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

Beyond Reform, ed. , v.
Beyond Reform, ed. , v.

Beyond Reform, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

Bounce Forward, ed. , v.
Bounce Forward, ed. , v.

Bounce Forward, ed. , v.

This book follows stories of successful educators to discover how to harness the power of leadership resiliency in education. The reader will discover why resilience matters and how they can be a catalyst for 'bouncing forward' in their own environment.

Bringing Innovation to School, ed. , v.
Bringing Innovation to School, ed. , v.

Bringing Innovation to School, ed. , v.

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

Building a Culture of Hope, ed. , v.
Building a Culture of Hope, ed. , v.

Building a Culture of Hope, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

C.R.A.F.T. Conversations for Teacher Growth, ed. , v.
C.R.A.F.T. Conversations for Teacher Growth, ed. , v.

C.R.A.F.T. Conversations for Teacher Growth, ed. , v.

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.

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

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

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

Climbing the Literacy Ladder, ed. , v.
Climbing the Literacy Ladder, ed. , v.

Climbing the Literacy Ladder, ed. , v.

This book helps teachers plan and differentiate literacy instruction for all students from prekindergarten through 5th grade.

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

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

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

Coherent School Leadership, ed. , v.
Coherent School Leadership, ed. , v.

Coherent School Leadership, ed. , v.

This book will show readers how to combine two successful frameworks to change the culture in schools from reactive to proactive.

Committing to the Culture, ed. , v.
Committing to the Culture, ed. , v.

Committing to the Culture, ed. , v.

This book explores how school leaders can create a positive school culture that endures in the long term.

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

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

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

Cultivating Mindfulness in the Classroom, ed. , v.
Cultivating Mindfulness in the Classroom, ed. , v.

Cultivating Mindfulness in the Classroom, ed. , v.

This book shares practical tools that align to the five key categories of mindfulness benefits—stress reduction, attention, emotional control, positive self-concept, and positive interactions—and offer a step-by-step process for establishing a formal school or classroom mindfulness program.

Demonstrating Student Mastery with Digital Badges and Portfolios, ed. , v.
Demonstrating Student Mastery with Digital Badges and Portfolios, ed. , v.

Demonstrating Student Mastery with Digital Badges and Portfolios, ed. , v.

This book provides an engaging field-tested approach using digital badges and portfolios to make teaching and learning more personalized while raising achievement levels.

Designing Effective Assessments, ed. , v.
Designing Effective Assessments, ed. , v.

Designing Effective Assessments, ed. , v.

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

Developing Effective Learners, ed. , v.
Developing Effective Learners, ed. , v.

Developing Effective Learners, ed. , v.

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

Dolphins in Trees, ed. , v.
Dolphins in Trees, ed. , v.

Dolphins in Trees, ed. , v.

This book is a story about kindness, belief, love, choices, and the potential in all of us to make a difference in the world of others. It teaches us that it's our decisions, not our conditions, that determine our destiny. It presents social-emotional learning with jumping off points for meaningful discussion with readers of all ages.

Dream Team, ed. , v.
Dream Team, ed. , v.

Dream Team, ed. , v.

This book offers lots of practical tools and an experience-proven process to guide school-based teams pursuing bold change.

EMPOWER Your Students, ed. , v.
EMPOWER Your Students, ed. , v.

EMPOWER Your Students, ed. , v.

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

Encyclopedia of Religion, ed. 2, v.
Encyclopedia of Religion, ed. 2, v.

Encyclopedia of Religion, ed. 2, v.

The second edition of a resource that is considered a standard reference in the field. Presents a cross-cultural approach that emphasizes religion's role within everyday life and as a unique experience from culture to culture. The original 2,750 entries have been retained, many heavily updated, and approximately 600 entirely new articles have been added by an international team of scholars and contributors.

Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v.
Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v.

Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v.

A multicultural biographical source that covers notable individuals from every part of the world and from all time periods who have made significant contributions to human culture.

Engage the Brain, ed. , v.
Engage the Brain, ed. , v.

Engage the Brain, ed. , v.

This book offers a practical, informative guide for understanding how to capture the brain's incredible power and achieve better results with all students.

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

Excellence Through Equity, ed. , v.

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

Finding Fulfillment, ed. , v.
Finding Fulfillment, ed. , v.

Finding Fulfillment, ed. , v.

This book discusses ways for educators to develop a renewed sense of well-being, empowerment and happiness in their career. Includes tools and techniques for administrator and teacher empowerment in schools and outlines how three key aspects of self-determination theory can help overcome teacher burnout. Describes how the PLC at Work® process helps meet three innate needs—teacher autonomy, competence, and relatedness. Includes strategies for success and reflection questions.

Fostering Resilient Learners, ed. , v.
Fostering Resilient Learners, ed. , v.

Fostering Resilient Learners, ed. , v.

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

Growing Global Digital Citizens, ed. , v.
Growing Global Digital Citizens, ed. , v.

Growing Global Digital Citizens, ed. , v.

This book explores how to transform education through the concept of global digital citizenship (GDC). GDC practices empower students to effectively and ethically participate in and contribute to the digital world around them.

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

Hacking Parenthood, ed. , v.

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

History Behind the Headlines, ed. , v.
History Behind the Headlines, ed. , v.

History Behind the Headlines, ed. , v.

Presents in-depth information on conflicts appearing in today's headlines. Users are provided with historical background and analysis to events to give a greater understanding of the politics, players, and layers of current affairs.

Holistic Leadership, Thriving Schools, ed. , v.
Holistic Leadership, Thriving Schools, ed. , v.

Holistic Leadership, Thriving Schools, ed. , v.

This book guides school leaders in using 12 powerful leadership lenses and the stages of leadership development to overcome challenges and balance priorities, while supporting students in a whole-child learning environment where student engagement and success thrive.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Intentional and Targeted Teaching, ed. , v.

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

Is My School a Better School BECAUSE I Lead It?, ed. , v.
Is My School a Better School BECAUSE I Lead It?, ed. , v.

Is My School a Better School BECAUSE I Lead It?, ed. , v.

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.

Leading High-Performance School Systems, ed. , v.
Leading High-Performance School Systems, ed. , v.

Leading High-Performance School Systems, ed. , v.

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.

Leading Unstoppable Learning, ed. , v.
Leading Unstoppable Learning, ed. , v.

Leading Unstoppable Learning, ed. , v.

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

Leading with Focus, ed. , v.
Leading with Focus, ed. , v.

Leading with Focus, ed. , v.

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

Learning in the Making, ed. , v.
Learning in the Making, ed. , v.

Learning in the Making, ed. , v.

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.

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

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

This teacher-friendly guide offers everything needed to help students who are bored, frustrated, or under performing come alive to learning through the fundamental power of choice. It provides examples of choice in action, ideas to try with different students, and a step-by-step process to help plan and incorporate choice into your classroom.

Level Up Your Classroom, ed. , v.
Level Up Your Classroom, ed. , v.

Level Up Your Classroom, ed. , v.

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

Literacy Unleashed, ed. , v.
Literacy Unleashed, ed. , v.

Literacy Unleashed, ed. , v.

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

Making Sense of Math, ed. , v.
Making Sense of Math, ed. , v.

Making Sense of Math, ed. , v.

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

Making Teachers Better Not Bitter, ed. , v.
Making Teachers Better Not Bitter, ed. , v.

Making Teachers Better Not Bitter, ed. , v.

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

Managing the Inner World of Teaching, ed. , v.
Managing the Inner World of Teaching, ed. , v.

Managing the Inner World of Teaching, ed. , v.

This book explores cultivating a positive mindset and choosing productive actions by examining your emotions and interpretations in the classroom. It presents three management phases—awareness, analysis, and choice—that can influence a teacher’s interactions with students and learning a process for ensuring positive outcomes. It includes strategies and activities that enhance classroom practice and impact student learning.

Math Fact Fluency, ed. , v.
Math Fact Fluency, ed. , v.

Math Fact Fluency, ed. , v.

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.

Mindful Assessment, ed. , v.
Mindful Assessment, ed. , v.

Mindful Assessment, ed. , v.

The book provides scenarios, lessons, activities, and assessment rubrics that allow educators to focus assessment on mindfulness and feedback for improvement, framing assessment around six fluencies students need to cultivate.

Mindfulness Practices, ed. , v.
Mindfulness Practices, ed. , v.

Mindfulness Practices, ed. , v.

This book details how mindfulness in schools can lead to new, improved ways of educating, learning, and living. The exercises are easily adaptable across grade levels -- from prekindergarten through high school -- as well as across urban, suburban, and rural school settings.

Mindfulness in the Classroom, ed. , v.
Mindfulness in the Classroom, ed. , v.

Mindfulness in the Classroom, ed. , v.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Navigating the Principalship, ed. , v.
Navigating the Principalship, ed. , v.

Navigating the Principalship, ed. , v.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nurturing Habits of Mind in Early Childhood, ed. , v.
Nurturing Habits of Mind in Early Childhood, ed. , v.

Nurturing Habits of Mind in Early Childhood, ed. , v.

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.

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

On Being a Teacher, ed. , v.

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

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

On Developing Readers, ed. , v.

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

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

On Formative Assessment, ed. , v.

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

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

On Poverty and Learning, ed. , v.

This collection of articles brings together fifteen insightful and passionate pieces that will help you better understand how poverty affects learning and what educators can do to make a positive difference for each learner every day.

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

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

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

Pathways to Proficiency, ed. , v.
Pathways to Proficiency, ed. , v.

Pathways to Proficiency, ed. , v.

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

Pathways to Well-Being, ed. , v.
Pathways to Well-Being, ed. , v.

Pathways to Well-Being, ed. , v.

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.

Personalized Professional Learning, ed. , v.
Personalized Professional Learning, ed. , v.

Personalized Professional Learning, ed. , v.

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.

Professional Development That Sticks, ed. , v.
Professional Development That Sticks, ed. , v.

Professional Development That Sticks, ed. , v.

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

RTI in the Early Grades, ed. , v.
RTI in the Early Grades, ed. , v.

RTI in the Early Grades, ed. , v.

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

Raising the Rigor, ed. , v.
Raising the Rigor, ed. , v.

Raising the Rigor, ed. , v.

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

Reflective Practice for Renewing Schools, ed. 3, v.
Reflective Practice for Renewing Schools, ed. 3, v.

Reflective Practice for Renewing Schools, ed. 3, v.

This book provides educators with effective tools for initiating and mastering reflective practice alone, with partners, in small groups, and schoolwide.

Relationship, Responsibility, and Regulation, ed. , v.
Relationship, Responsibility, and Regulation, ed. , v.

Relationship, Responsibility, and Regulation, ed. , v.

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.

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

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

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

Rise to the Challenge, ed. , v.
Rise to the Challenge, ed. , v.

Rise to the Challenge, ed. , v.

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.

Sanctuaries, ed. , v.
Sanctuaries, ed. , v.

Sanctuaries, ed. , v.

This book provides insights and strategies for making space in the busy lives of teachers. These include giving oneself permission to take a break, practicing mindfulness, being truly present, and developing systems that make life more manageable.

School Leader's Guide to Tackling Attendance Challenges, ed. , v.
School Leader's Guide to Tackling Attendance Challenges, ed. , v.

School Leader's Guide to Tackling Attendance Challenges, ed. , v.

This book presents proven strategies and tools for school leaders learn to use a multitiered approach to improving K-12 student attendance.

Softening the Edges, ed. , v.
Softening the Edges, ed. , v.

Softening the Edges, ed. , v.

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

Starting School Right, ed. , v.
Starting School Right, ed. , v.

Starting School Right, ed. , v.

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

Stretch Yourself, ed. , v.
Stretch Yourself, ed. , v.

Stretch Yourself, ed. , v.

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.

Success with Multicultural Newcomers & English Learners, ed. , v.
Success with Multicultural Newcomers & English Learners, ed. , v.

Success with Multicultural Newcomers & English Learners, ed. , v.

This book will help schools develop and refine their instruction and assessment of multicultural newcomers and English learners.

Summarization in Any Subject, ed. 2, v.
Summarization in Any Subject, ed. 2, v.

Summarization in Any Subject, ed. 2, v.

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.

Supporting Beginning Teachers, ed. , v.
Supporting Beginning Teachers, ed. , v.

Supporting Beginning Teachers, ed. , v.

This book explores how to give new teachers the time and professional guidance they need to become expert teachers. Investigate key research, and examine the four types of support—physical, emotional, instructional, and institutional—that are crucial during a teacher’s first year in the classroom. It shares essential strategies for K–12 mentors, coaches, and school leaders to develop an effective mentoring program schoolwide.

Supporting New Teachers, ed. , v.
Supporting New Teachers, ed. , v.

Supporting New Teachers, ed. , v.

This guide provides leaders with realistic and simple-to-implement strategies that support new teachers.

Take Time For You, ed. , v.
Take Time For You, ed. , v.

Take Time For You, ed. , v.

This book offers educators a range of manageable research-based strategies, self-care surveys, and reflective teaching questions that will guide them in developing an individualized self-care plan that promotes mental health and well-being.

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

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

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

Teacher's Guide to Tackling Attendance Challenges, ed. , v.
Teacher's Guide to Tackling Attendance Challenges, ed. , v.

Teacher's Guide to Tackling Attendance Challenges, ed. , v.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Aspiring Principal 50, ed. , v.

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.

The Beginning Teacher's Field Guide, ed. , v.
The Beginning Teacher's Field Guide, ed. , v.

The Beginning Teacher's Field Guide, ed. , v.

This book examines the personal side of teaching, offering advice, empathy, and new-teacher support. It details six phases every new teacher goes through—anticipation, survival, disillusionment, rejuvenation, reflection, and second anticipation—and outlines targeted classroom-management strategies and self-care practices for each.

The Burnout Cure, ed. , v.
The Burnout Cure, ed. , v.

The Burnout Cure, ed. , v.

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.

The EduNinja Mindset, ed. , v.
The EduNinja Mindset, ed. , v.

The EduNinja Mindset, ed. , v.

This book recommends eleven habits to help educators, learners, and their families live stronger, more vibrant lives, related to setting goals; flexible thinking; living with purpose and not trying to be perfect; practicing mindfulness and reducing stress; and self care.

The Frazzled Teacher’s Wellness Plan, ed. 2, v.
The Frazzled Teacher’s Wellness Plan, ed. 2, v.

The Frazzled Teacher’s Wellness Plan, ed. 2, v.

This wellness plan for today's busy teachers was crafted by an educator and a nurse who is familiar with the daily, weekly, and yearly stresses of the academic calendar. It offers a five-step program to help achieve a healthier lifestyle.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, ed. 4, v.
The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, ed. 4, v.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, ed. 4, v.

Includes information on more than 1,700 medical disorders and concepts. Each article includes in-depth discussion of causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatments, procedures, and other related topics. Written for a general audience with an authoritative tone.

The Global School, ed. , v.
The Global School, ed. , v.

The Global School, ed. , v.

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

The Highly Effective Teacher, ed. , v.
The Highly Effective Teacher, ed. , v.

The Highly Effective Teacher, ed. , v.

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

The Mindful School Leader, ed. , v.
The Mindful School Leader, ed. , v.

The Mindful School Leader, ed. , v.

This guide will help you to start fitting pieces of mindfulness practice into your busy home and work life. Features include real-life profiles of mindful school leaders, practice exercises to try right away, guidance so you know if you are 'doing it right', and hard-to-find resources, including mindfulness apps.

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

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

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

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

The Principal Influence, ed. , v.

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

The Principal's Companion, ed. 4, v.
The Principal's Companion, ed. 4, v.

The Principal's Companion, ed. 4, v.

This book can be referred to over and over again to ensure the school’s most important executive is a strong anchor for educational success.

The Principal’s Guide to Time Management, ed. , v.
The Principal’s Guide to Time Management, ed. , v.

The Principal’s Guide to Time Management, ed. , v.

Written by school principals, this guide provides a plan of action to help get you back to the instructional leadership that made you want this job in the first place.

The Quest for Learning, ed. , v.
The Quest for Learning, ed. , v.

The Quest for Learning, ed. , v.

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

The Relevant Classroom, ed. , v.
The Relevant Classroom, ed. , v.

The Relevant Classroom, ed. , v.

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.

The Teacher 50, ed. , v.
The Teacher 50, ed. , v.

The Teacher 50, ed. , v.

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

The Teacher's Journey, ed. , v.
The Teacher's Journey, ed. , v.

The Teacher's Journey, ed. , v.

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

The Zen Teacher, ed. , v.
The Zen Teacher, ed. , v.

The Zen Teacher, ed. , v.

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.

The eCoaching Continuum for Educators, ed. , v.
The eCoaching Continuum for Educators, ed. , v.

The eCoaching Continuum for Educators, ed. , v.

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.

Transforming School Culture, ed. 2, v.
Transforming School Culture, ed. 2, v.

Transforming School Culture, ed. 2, v.

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

Upgrade Your Teaching, ed. , v.
Upgrade Your Teaching, ed. , v.

Upgrade Your Teaching, ed. , v.

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.

What Makes a Star Teacher, ed. , v.
What Makes a Star Teacher, ed. , v.

What Makes a Star Teacher, ed. , v.

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.

What We Know About Grading, ed. , v.
What We Know About Grading, ed. , v.

What We Know About Grading, ed. , v.

This overview of grading research distills the evidence into meaningful findings and strategies that can be leveraged to improve grading policy and practice.

What We Say and How We Say It Matter, ed. , v.
What We Say and How We Say It Matter, ed. , v.

What We Say and How We Say It Matter, ed. , v.

This book will help teachers examine their language habits and intentionally improve their classroom practice so their language matches and supports their goals.

With the Whole Child in Mind, ed. , v.
With the Whole Child in Mind, ed. , v.

With the Whole Child in Mind, ed. , v.

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.

Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations, ed. 13, v.
Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations, ed. 13, v.

Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations, ed. 13, v.

Presents easy-to-understand information on 194 countries and dependencies from around the world. Entries discuss a variety of topics in detail, from banking and securities to climate, from government data to demographic statistics. Also includes biographical essays on national leaders.

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

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

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

Your Students, My Students, Our Students, ed. , v.
Your Students, My Students, Our Students, ed. , v.

Your Students, My Students, Our Students, ed. , v.

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.

Education

180 Days of Self-Care for Busy Educators, ed. , v.
180 Days of Self-Care for Busy Educators, ed. , v.

180 Days of Self-Care for Busy Educators, ed. , v.

This book provides educators with a thirty-six week program of daily self-care strategies and techniques, each corresponding with a week of the school year. Weekly themes range from creativity and inspiration to relationships and time management for teachers and administrators.

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

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

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

Achieving Next Generation Literacy, ed. , v.
Achieving Next Generation Literacy, ed. , v.

Achieving Next Generation Literacy, ed. , v.

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

Advancing Formative Assessment in Every Classroom, ed. 2, v.
Advancing Formative Assessment in Every Classroom, ed. 2, v.

Advancing Formative Assessment in Every Classroom, ed. 2, v.

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.

Adventures in Teacher Leadership, ed. , v.
Adventures in Teacher Leadership, ed. , v.

Adventures in Teacher Leadership, ed. , v.

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.

All Learning Is Social and Emotional, ed. , v.
All Learning Is Social and Emotional, ed. , v.

All Learning Is Social and Emotional, ed. , v.

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.

Assessing Unstoppable Learning, ed. , v.
Assessing Unstoppable Learning, ed. , v.

Assessing Unstoppable Learning, ed. , v.

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

Balance Like a Pirate, ed. , v.
Balance Like a Pirate, ed. , v.

Balance Like a Pirate, ed. , v.

This book offers insight to navigating the constant demands that come with being an educator that can create the conditions for burnout with practical strategies and tools to thrive in every area of life.

Becoming a Globally Competent Teacher, ed. , v.
Becoming a Globally Competent Teacher, ed. , v.

Becoming a Globally Competent Teacher, ed. , v.

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.

Becoming the Educator They Need, ed. , v.
Becoming the Educator They Need, ed. , v.

Becoming the Educator They Need, ed. , v.

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.

Better Writing Breakthrough, ed. , v.
Better Writing Breakthrough, ed. , v.

Better Writing Breakthrough, ed. , v.

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

Beyond Reform, ed. , v.
Beyond Reform, ed. , v.

Beyond Reform, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

Bounce Forward, ed. , v.
Bounce Forward, ed. , v.

Bounce Forward, ed. , v.

This book follows stories of successful educators to discover how to harness the power of leadership resiliency in education. The reader will discover why resilience matters and how they can be a catalyst for 'bouncing forward' in their own environment.

Bringing Innovation to School, ed. , v.
Bringing Innovation to School, ed. , v.

Bringing Innovation to School, ed. , v.

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

Building a Culture of Hope, ed. , v.
Building a Culture of Hope, ed. , v.

Building a Culture of Hope, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

C.R.A.F.T. Conversations for Teacher Growth, ed. , v.
C.R.A.F.T. Conversations for Teacher Growth, ed. , v.

C.R.A.F.T. Conversations for Teacher Growth, ed. , v.

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.

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

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

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

Climbing the Literacy Ladder, ed. , v.
Climbing the Literacy Ladder, ed. , v.

Climbing the Literacy Ladder, ed. , v.

This book helps teachers plan and differentiate literacy instruction for all students from prekindergarten through 5th grade.

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

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

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

Coherent School Leadership, ed. , v.
Coherent School Leadership, ed. , v.

Coherent School Leadership, ed. , v.

This book will show readers how to combine two successful frameworks to change the culture in schools from reactive to proactive.

Committing to the Culture, ed. , v.
Committing to the Culture, ed. , v.

Committing to the Culture, ed. , v.

This book explores how school leaders can create a positive school culture that endures in the long term.

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

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

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

Cultivating Mindfulness in the Classroom, ed. , v.
Cultivating Mindfulness in the Classroom, ed. , v.

Cultivating Mindfulness in the Classroom, ed. , v.

This book shares practical tools that align to the five key categories of mindfulness benefits—stress reduction, attention, emotional control, positive self-concept, and positive interactions—and offer a step-by-step process for establishing a formal school or classroom mindfulness program.

Demonstrating Student Mastery with Digital Badges and Portfolios, ed. , v.
Demonstrating Student Mastery with Digital Badges and Portfolios, ed. , v.

Demonstrating Student Mastery with Digital Badges and Portfolios, ed. , v.

This book provides an engaging field-tested approach using digital badges and portfolios to make teaching and learning more personalized while raising achievement levels.

Designing Effective Assessments, ed. , v.
Designing Effective Assessments, ed. , v.

Designing Effective Assessments, ed. , v.

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

Developing Effective Learners, ed. , v.
Developing Effective Learners, ed. , v.

Developing Effective Learners, ed. , v.

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

Dolphins in Trees, ed. , v.
Dolphins in Trees, ed. , v.

Dolphins in Trees, ed. , v.

This book is a story about kindness, belief, love, choices, and the potential in all of us to make a difference in the world of others. It teaches us that it's our decisions, not our conditions, that determine our destiny. It presents social-emotional learning with jumping off points for meaningful discussion with readers of all ages.

Dream Team, ed. , v.
Dream Team, ed. , v.

Dream Team, ed. , v.

This book offers lots of practical tools and an experience-proven process to guide school-based teams pursuing bold change.

EMPOWER Your Students, ed. , v.
EMPOWER Your Students, ed. , v.

EMPOWER Your Students, ed. , v.

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

Engage the Brain, ed. , v.
Engage the Brain, ed. , v.

Engage the Brain, ed. , v.

This book offers a practical, informative guide for understanding how to capture the brain's incredible power and achieve better results with all students.

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

Excellence Through Equity, ed. , v.

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

Finding Fulfillment, ed. , v.
Finding Fulfillment, ed. , v.

Finding Fulfillment, ed. , v.

This book discusses ways for educators to develop a renewed sense of well-being, empowerment and happiness in their career. Includes tools and techniques for administrator and teacher empowerment in schools and outlines how three key aspects of self-determination theory can help overcome teacher burnout. Describes how the PLC at Work® process helps meet three innate needs—teacher autonomy, competence, and relatedness. Includes strategies for success and reflection questions.

Fostering Resilient Learners, ed. , v.
Fostering Resilient Learners, ed. , v.

Fostering Resilient Learners, ed. , v.

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

Growing Global Digital Citizens, ed. , v.
Growing Global Digital Citizens, ed. , v.

Growing Global Digital Citizens, ed. , v.

This book explores how to transform education through the concept of global digital citizenship (GDC). GDC practices empower students to effectively and ethically participate in and contribute to the digital world around them.

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

Hacking Parenthood, ed. , v.

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

Holistic Leadership, Thriving Schools, ed. , v.
Holistic Leadership, Thriving Schools, ed. , v.

Holistic Leadership, Thriving Schools, ed. , v.

This book guides school leaders in using 12 powerful leadership lenses and the stages of leadership development to overcome challenges and balance priorities, while supporting students in a whole-child learning environment where student engagement and success thrive.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Intentional and Targeted Teaching, ed. , v.

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

Is My School a Better School BECAUSE I Lead It?, ed. , v.
Is My School a Better School BECAUSE I Lead It?, ed. , v.

Is My School a Better School BECAUSE I Lead It?, ed. , v.

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.

Leading High-Performance School Systems, ed. , v.
Leading High-Performance School Systems, ed. , v.

Leading High-Performance School Systems, ed. , v.

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.

Leading Unstoppable Learning, ed. , v.
Leading Unstoppable Learning, ed. , v.

Leading Unstoppable Learning, ed. , v.

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

Leading with Focus, ed. , v.
Leading with Focus, ed. , v.

Leading with Focus, ed. , v.

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

Learning in the Making, ed. , v.
Learning in the Making, ed. , v.

Learning in the Making, ed. , v.

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.

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

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

This teacher-friendly guide offers everything needed to help students who are bored, frustrated, or under performing come alive to learning through the fundamental power of choice. It provides examples of choice in action, ideas to try with different students, and a step-by-step process to help plan and incorporate choice into your classroom.

Level Up Your Classroom, ed. , v.
Level Up Your Classroom, ed. , v.

Level Up Your Classroom, ed. , v.

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

Literacy Unleashed, ed. , v.
Literacy Unleashed, ed. , v.

Literacy Unleashed, ed. , v.

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

Making Sense of Math, ed. , v.
Making Sense of Math, ed. , v.

Making Sense of Math, ed. , v.

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

Making Teachers Better Not Bitter, ed. , v.
Making Teachers Better Not Bitter, ed. , v.

Making Teachers Better Not Bitter, ed. , v.

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

Managing the Inner World of Teaching, ed. , v.
Managing the Inner World of Teaching, ed. , v.

Managing the Inner World of Teaching, ed. , v.

This book explores cultivating a positive mindset and choosing productive actions by examining your emotions and interpretations in the classroom. It presents three management phases—awareness, analysis, and choice—that can influence a teacher’s interactions with students and learning a process for ensuring positive outcomes. It includes strategies and activities that enhance classroom practice and impact student learning.

Math Fact Fluency, ed. , v.
Math Fact Fluency, ed. , v.

Math Fact Fluency, ed. , v.

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.

Mindful Assessment, ed. , v.
Mindful Assessment, ed. , v.

Mindful Assessment, ed. , v.

The book provides scenarios, lessons, activities, and assessment rubrics that allow educators to focus assessment on mindfulness and feedback for improvement, framing assessment around six fluencies students need to cultivate.

Mindfulness Practices, ed. , v.
Mindfulness Practices, ed. , v.

Mindfulness Practices, ed. , v.

This book details how mindfulness in schools can lead to new, improved ways of educating, learning, and living. The exercises are easily adaptable across grade levels -- from prekindergarten through high school -- as well as across urban, suburban, and rural school settings.

Mindfulness in the Classroom, ed. , v.
Mindfulness in the Classroom, ed. , v.

Mindfulness in the Classroom, ed. , v.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Navigating the Principalship, ed. , v.
Navigating the Principalship, ed. , v.

Navigating the Principalship, ed. , v.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Nurturing Habits of Mind in Early Childhood, ed. , v.
Nurturing Habits of Mind in Early Childhood, ed. , v.

Nurturing Habits of Mind in Early Childhood, ed. , v.

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.

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

On Being a Teacher, ed. , v.

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

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

On Developing Readers, ed. , v.

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

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

On Formative Assessment, ed. , v.

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

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

On Poverty and Learning, ed. , v.

This collection of articles brings together fifteen insightful and passionate pieces that will help you better understand how poverty affects learning and what educators can do to make a positive difference for each learner every day.

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

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

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

Pathways to Proficiency, ed. , v.
Pathways to Proficiency, ed. , v.

Pathways to Proficiency, ed. , v.

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

Pathways to Well-Being, ed. , v.
Pathways to Well-Being, ed. , v.

Pathways to Well-Being, ed. , v.

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.

Personalized Professional Learning, ed. , v.
Personalized Professional Learning, ed. , v.

Personalized Professional Learning, ed. , v.

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.

Professional Development That Sticks, ed. , v.
Professional Development That Sticks, ed. , v.

Professional Development That Sticks, ed. , v.

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

RTI in the Early Grades, ed. , v.
RTI in the Early Grades, ed. , v.

RTI in the Early Grades, ed. , v.

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

Raising the Rigor, ed. , v.
Raising the Rigor, ed. , v.

Raising the Rigor, ed. , v.

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

Reflective Practice for Renewing Schools, ed. 3, v.
Reflective Practice for Renewing Schools, ed. 3, v.

Reflective Practice for Renewing Schools, ed. 3, v.

This book provides educators with effective tools for initiating and mastering reflective practice alone, with partners, in small groups, and schoolwide.

Relationship, Responsibility, and Regulation, ed. , v.
Relationship, Responsibility, and Regulation, ed. , v.

Relationship, Responsibility, and Regulation, ed. , v.

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.

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

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

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

Rise to the Challenge, ed. , v.
Rise to the Challenge, ed. , v.

Rise to the Challenge, ed. , v.

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.

Sanctuaries, ed. , v.
Sanctuaries, ed. , v.

Sanctuaries, ed. , v.

This book provides insights and strategies for making space in the busy lives of teachers. These include giving oneself permission to take a break, practicing mindfulness, being truly present, and developing systems that make life more manageable.

School Leader's Guide to Tackling Attendance Challenges, ed. , v.
School Leader's Guide to Tackling Attendance Challenges, ed. , v.

School Leader's Guide to Tackling Attendance Challenges, ed. , v.

This book presents proven strategies and tools for school leaders learn to use a multitiered approach to improving K-12 student attendance.

Softening the Edges, ed. , v.
Softening the Edges, ed. , v.

Softening the Edges, ed. , v.

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

Starting School Right, ed. , v.
Starting School Right, ed. , v.

Starting School Right, ed. , v.

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

Stretch Yourself, ed. , v.
Stretch Yourself, ed. , v.

Stretch Yourself, ed. , v.

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.

Success with Multicultural Newcomers & English Learners, ed. , v.
Success with Multicultural Newcomers & English Learners, ed. , v.

Success with Multicultural Newcomers & English Learners, ed. , v.

This book will help schools develop and refine their instruction and assessment of multicultural newcomers and English learners.

Summarization in Any Subject, ed. 2, v.
Summarization in Any Subject, ed. 2, v.

Summarization in Any Subject, ed. 2, v.

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.

Supporting Beginning Teachers, ed. , v.
Supporting Beginning Teachers, ed. , v.

Supporting Beginning Teachers, ed. , v.

This book explores how to give new teachers the time and professional guidance they need to become expert teachers. Investigate key research, and examine the four types of support—physical, emotional, instructional, and institutional—that are crucial during a teacher’s first year in the classroom. It shares essential strategies for K–12 mentors, coaches, and school leaders to develop an effective mentoring program schoolwide.

Supporting New Teachers, ed. , v.
Supporting New Teachers, ed. , v.

Supporting New Teachers, ed. , v.

This guide provides leaders with realistic and simple-to-implement strategies that support new teachers.

Take Time For You, ed. , v.
Take Time For You, ed. , v.

Take Time For You, ed. , v.

This book offers educators a range of manageable research-based strategies, self-care surveys, and reflective teaching questions that will guide them in developing an individualized self-care plan that promotes mental health and well-being.

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

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

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

Teacher's Guide to Tackling Attendance Challenges, ed. , v.
Teacher's Guide to Tackling Attendance Challenges, ed. , v.

Teacher's Guide to Tackling Attendance Challenges, ed. , v.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Aspiring Principal 50, ed. , v.

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.

The Beginning Teacher's Field Guide, ed. , v.
The Beginning Teacher's Field Guide, ed. , v.

The Beginning Teacher's Field Guide, ed. , v.

This book examines the personal side of teaching, offering advice, empathy, and new-teacher support. It details six phases every new teacher goes through—anticipation, survival, disillusionment, rejuvenation, reflection, and second anticipation—and outlines targeted classroom-management strategies and self-care practices for each.

The Burnout Cure, ed. , v.
The Burnout Cure, ed. , v.

The Burnout Cure, ed. , v.

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.

The EduNinja Mindset, ed. , v.
The EduNinja Mindset, ed. , v.

The EduNinja Mindset, ed. , v.

This book recommends eleven habits to help educators, learners, and their families live stronger, more vibrant lives, related to setting goals; flexible thinking; living with purpose and not trying to be perfect; practicing mindfulness and reducing stress; and self care.

The Frazzled Teacher’s Wellness Plan, ed. 2, v.
The Frazzled Teacher’s Wellness Plan, ed. 2, v.

The Frazzled Teacher’s Wellness Plan, ed. 2, v.

This wellness plan for today's busy teachers was crafted by an educator and a nurse who is familiar with the daily, weekly, and yearly stresses of the academic calendar. It offers a five-step program to help achieve a healthier lifestyle.

The Global School, ed. , v.
The Global School, ed. , v.

The Global School, ed. , v.

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

The Highly Effective Teacher, ed. , v.
The Highly Effective Teacher, ed. , v.

The Highly Effective Teacher, ed. , v.

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

The Mindful School Leader, ed. , v.
The Mindful School Leader, ed. , v.

The Mindful School Leader, ed. , v.

This guide will help you to start fitting pieces of mindfulness practice into your busy home and work life. Features include real-life profiles of mindful school leaders, practice exercises to try right away, guidance so you know if you are 'doing it right', and hard-to-find resources, including mindfulness apps.

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

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

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

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

The Principal Influence, ed. , v.

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

The Principal's Companion, ed. 4, v.
The Principal's Companion, ed. 4, v.

The Principal's Companion, ed. 4, v.

This book can be referred to over and over again to ensure the school’s most important executive is a strong anchor for educational success.

The Principal’s Guide to Time Management, ed. , v.
The Principal’s Guide to Time Management, ed. , v.

The Principal’s Guide to Time Management, ed. , v.

Written by school principals, this guide provides a plan of action to help get you back to the instructional leadership that made you want this job in the first place.

The Quest for Learning, ed. , v.
The Quest for Learning, ed. , v.

The Quest for Learning, ed. , v.

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

The Relevant Classroom, ed. , v.
The Relevant Classroom, ed. , v.

The Relevant Classroom, ed. , v.

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.

The Teacher 50, ed. , v.
The Teacher 50, ed. , v.

The Teacher 50, ed. , v.

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

The Teacher's Journey, ed. , v.
The Teacher's Journey, ed. , v.

The Teacher's Journey, ed. , v.

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

The Zen Teacher, ed. , v.
The Zen Teacher, ed. , v.

The Zen Teacher, ed. , v.

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.

The eCoaching Continuum for Educators, ed. , v.
The eCoaching Continuum for Educators, ed. , v.

The eCoaching Continuum for Educators, ed. , v.

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.

Transforming School Culture, ed. 2, v.
Transforming School Culture, ed. 2, v.

Transforming School Culture, ed. 2, v.

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

Upgrade Your Teaching, ed. , v.
Upgrade Your Teaching, ed. , v.

Upgrade Your Teaching, ed. , v.

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.

What Makes a Star Teacher, ed. , v.
What Makes a Star Teacher, ed. , v.

What Makes a Star Teacher, ed. , v.

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.

What We Know About Grading, ed. , v.
What We Know About Grading, ed. , v.

What We Know About Grading, ed. , v.

This overview of grading research distills the evidence into meaningful findings and strategies that can be leveraged to improve grading policy and practice.

What We Say and How We Say It Matter, ed. , v.
What We Say and How We Say It Matter, ed. , v.

What We Say and How We Say It Matter, ed. , v.

This book will help teachers examine their language habits and intentionally improve their classroom practice so their language matches and supports their goals.

With the Whole Child in Mind, ed. , v.
With the Whole Child in Mind, ed. , v.

With the Whole Child in Mind, ed. , v.

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.

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

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

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

Your Students, My Students, Our Students, ed. , v.
Your Students, My Students, Our Students, ed. , v.

Your Students, My Students, Our Students, ed. , v.

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.

Science

Alternative Energy, ed. , v.
Alternative Energy, ed. , v.

Alternative Energy, ed. , v.

This three-volume set introduces students to issues surrounding both current energy sources and alternative energy options. While there is significant discussion of the non-renewable resources now used to meet the majority of the world's energy needs (oil, coal and natural gas), the primary focus of the set is on newer options to meet the ever-growing demand.

Environment

Alternative Energy, ed. , v.
Alternative Energy, ed. , v.

Alternative Energy, ed. , v.

This three-volume set introduces students to issues surrounding both current energy sources and alternative energy options. While there is significant discussion of the non-renewable resources now used to meet the majority of the world's energy needs (oil, coal and natural gas), the primary focus of the set is on newer options to meet the ever-growing demand.

Religion

Encyclopedia of Religion, ed. 2, v.
Encyclopedia of Religion, ed. 2, v.

Encyclopedia of Religion, ed. 2, v.

The second edition of a resource that is considered a standard reference in the field. Presents a cross-cultural approach that emphasizes religion's role within everyday life and as a unique experience from culture to culture. The original 2,750 entries have been retained, many heavily updated, and approximately 600 entirely new articles have been added by an international team of scholars and contributors.

Biography

Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v.
Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v.

Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v.

A multicultural biographical source that covers notable individuals from every part of the world and from all time periods who have made significant contributions to human culture.

History

History Behind the Headlines, ed. , v.
History Behind the Headlines, ed. , v.

History Behind the Headlines, ed. , v.

Presents in-depth information on conflicts appearing in today's headlines. Users are provided with historical background and analysis to events to give a greater understanding of the politics, players, and layers of current affairs.

Medicine

The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, ed. 4, v.
The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, ed. 4, v.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Medicine, ed. 4, v.

Includes information on more than 1,700 medical disorders and concepts. Each article includes in-depth discussion of causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatments, procedures, and other related topics. Written for a general audience with an authoritative tone.

Nation and World

Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations, ed. 13, v.
Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations, ed. 13, v.

Worldmark Encyclopedia of the Nations, ed. 13, v.

Presents easy-to-understand information on 194 countries and dependencies from around the world. Entries discuss a variety of topics in detail, from banking and securities to climate, from government data to demographic statistics. Also includes biographical essays on national leaders.