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1-to-1 Learning, ed. 2
1-to-1 Learning, ed. 2

1-to-1 Learning, ed. 2

Provides practical planning advice, case studies of successful programs, and numerous implementation resources. Also covers 1-to-1 leadership, tablet PCs, and the shift toward learner-centric educational environments.

10 Steps to Managing Change in Schools
10 Steps to Managing Change in Schools

10 Steps to Managing Change in Schools

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

100+ Ways to Recognize & Reward Your School Staff
100+ Ways to Recognize & Reward Your School Staff

100+ Ways to Recognize & Reward Your School Staff

Provides school administrators with practical, easy-to-use, and inexpensive ways to reward and recognize the efforts of their staff. More than 100 ideas are divided into three categories based on the amount of effort they require.

17,000 Classroom Visits Can’t Be Wrong
17,000 Classroom Visits Can’t Be Wrong

17,000 Classroom Visits Can’t Be Wrong

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

5 Myths About Classroom Technology
5 Myths About Classroom Technology

5 Myths About Classroom Technology

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

A Better Approach to Mobile Devices
A Better Approach to Mobile Devices

A Better Approach to Mobile Devices

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

A Close Look at Close Reading
A Close Look at Close Reading

A Close Look at Close Reading

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

A Close Look at Close Reading
A Close Look at Close Reading

A Close Look at Close Reading

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

A Differentiated Approach to the Common Core
A Differentiated Approach to the Common Core

A Differentiated Approach to the Common Core

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

A Handbook for Classroom Instruction that Works, ed. 2
A Handbook for Classroom Instruction that Works, ed. 2

A Handbook for Classroom Instruction that Works, ed. 2

This book provides instructional strategies and lets you choose among strategies presented for those that interest you and fit your classroom needs. Exercises help you check your understanding and rubrics help you to assess the effectiveness of the strategy with your students.

A Handbook for the Art and Science of Teaching
A Handbook for the Art and Science of Teaching

A Handbook for the Art and Science of Teaching

An in-depth resource for workshops, professional learning communities, teacher training, and self-help. Topics include how to establish good classroom management and effective relationships with students.

A Teacher's Guide to Multisensory Learning
A Teacher's Guide to Multisensory Learning

A Teacher's Guide to Multisensory Learning

Shows teachers how to engage students through hands-on, visual, auditory, and olfactory stimuli and link the activities to relevant academic objectives. Provides classroom examples of how teachers use multisensory learning techniques to help students interact with material more intensely and retain what they learn for longer periods of time.

A Teacher's Guide to Special Education
A Teacher's Guide to Special Education

A Teacher's Guide to Special Education

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.

A World-Class Education
A World-Class Education

A World-Class Education

This book discusses what the best school systems in the world are doing right for the purpose of identifying what U.S. schools, at the national, state, and local level, might do differently and better.

Achieving Next Generation Literacy
Achieving Next Generation Literacy

Achieving Next Generation Literacy

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

Activating the Desire to Learn
Activating the Desire to Learn

Activating the Desire to Learn

Provides an overview of the research on internal motivation. Includes strategies for activating internal motivation at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. Provides suggestions on how to assess degrees of student motivation and guidelines for integrating the principles of internal motivation with standards-based instruction.

Advancing Formative Assessment in Every Classroom
Advancing Formative Assessment in Every Classroom

Advancing Formative Assessment in Every Classroom

Provides strategic talking points, conversation starters, and ready-made tools needed to explain how formative assessment improves student learning and achievement.

Adventures With Arthropods
Adventures With Arthropods

Adventures With Arthropods

This book provides teachers with lessons geared to middle school students, which teach everything from anatomy, growth, and behavior to eating preferences and environmental needs of arthropods, and illustrate arthropods’ many essential ecological services, without which global ecosystems would collapse.

Affirmative Classroom Management
Affirmative Classroom Management

Affirmative Classroom Management

This publication offers clear and positive strategies that empower teachers and administrators to develop effective rules and consequences.

Aim High, Achieve More
Aim High, Achieve More

Aim High, Achieve More

This book helps bridge the divide that separates urban students from their birthright of a high-quality education.

Align the Design
Align the Design

Align the Design

Presents the core processes that are essential for all school improvement efforts--from establishing a mission to differentiating supervision based on measures of success. Includes a nine-step curriculum planning and development process and the 5 phases of a practical cycle for data analysis.

Argument-Driven Inquiry in Physical Science
Argument-Driven Inquiry in Physical Science

Argument-Driven Inquiry in Physical Science

This book discusses the stages of argument-driven inquiry—from question identification, data analysis, and argument development and evaluation to double-blind peer review and report revision, and provides a series of 22 field-tested labs for students.

Argument-Driven Inquiry in Physics, v. 1
Argument-Driven Inquiry in Physics, v. 1

Argument-Driven Inquiry in Physics, v. 1

This book describes the Argument-Driven Inquiry (ADI) instructional model and the components of ADI lab investigations, and provides 23 field-tested labs covering a wide variety of topics related to forces and interactions, energy, work, and power.

Assessment and Student Success in a Differentiated Classroom
Assessment and Student Success in a Differentiated Classroom

Assessment and Student Success in a Differentiated Classroom

This publication takes an in-depth look at assessment and shows how differentiation can improve the process in all grade levels and subject areas.

Assignments Matter
Assignments Matter

Assignments Matter

This book explains the critical differences among “assignments,” “activities,” and “assessments” and thoroughly describes the key elements of an assignment: prompts, rubrics, products, and instructional plans.

Authentic Learning in the Digital Age
Authentic Learning in the Digital Age

Authentic Learning in the Digital Age

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

Balanced Leadership for Powerful Learning
Balanced Leadership for Powerful Learning

Balanced Leadership for Powerful Learning

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

Becoming a Great High School
Becoming a Great High School

Becoming a Great High School

Provides information on how to improve graduation rates, close achievement gaps, and teach 21st century knowledge and skills. Explains how any high school can improve by providing students the support they need to meet college and career-prep standards, and focusing teachers collectively on research-based instructional practices.

Better Learning Through Structured Teaching
Better Learning Through Structured Teaching

Better Learning Through Structured Teaching

Describes a purposeful classroom structure that relies on four phases. Included with the description of each phase are practical strategies that help teachers use this approach, plus tips on how to differentiate instruction, make effective use of class time, and plan backwards from learning objectives.

Better Learning Through Structured Teaching, ed. 2
Better Learning Through Structured Teaching, ed. 2

Better Learning Through Structured Teaching, ed. 2

This publication digs deeper into the hows and whys of the gradual release of responsibility instructional framework. To gradually release responsibility is to equip students with what they need to be engaged and self-directed learners.

Better Than Carrots or Sticks
Better Than Carrots or Sticks

Better Than Carrots or Sticks

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

Better Writing Breakthrough
Better Writing Breakthrough

Better Writing Breakthrough

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 Discipline
Beyond Discipline

Beyond Discipline

Instructs educators to create positive learning environments that prevent discipline problems from occurring. Explains why classroom management approaches that rely on rewards and punishments actually prolong behavior problems; how to turn misbehavior into teaching opportunities; and why changing curriculum can solve discipline problems.

Beyond the Egg Drop
Beyond the Egg Drop

Beyond the Egg Drop

This book presents a thorough discussion on the rationale, justification, meaning, and implementation of integrating engineering into high school science curriculum. Twenty-four flexible, engineering-infused physics lessons that cover mechanics, optics, electricity, and thermodynamics are provided.

Big Data Small Devices
Big Data Small Devices

Big Data Small Devices

This book is designed for Earth and environmental science teachers who want to help students work with large data sets via their devices, to investigate the world around them, and detect patterns among phenomena related to the atmosphere, biosphere, geosphere, hydrosphere, and seasons.

Brain Matters, ed. 2
Brain Matters, ed. 2

Brain Matters, ed. 2

Explores brain development from birth through adolescence, the effect of exercise, sleep, nutrition, and technology on the brain, and the importance of neuroplasticity. Provides information in clear, everyday language that any teacher can immediately incorporate into classroom practice.

Brain-Based Teaching in the Digital Age
Brain-Based Teaching in the Digital Age

Brain-Based Teaching in the Digital Age

Covers how digital technology is actually changing students' brains. Learn why this creates new obstacles for teachers, but also opens up potential new pathways for learning.

Brain-Friendly Strategies for the Inclusion Classroom
Brain-Friendly Strategies for the Inclusion Classroom

Brain-Friendly Strategies for the Inclusion Classroom

Explains how educators can build safe and supportive classroom communities for students with learning disabilities; improve the focus of students with attention disorders; and create a rich and inviting learning environment for all students in an inclusive classroom.

Breaking Free from Myths About Teaching and Learning
Breaking Free from Myths About Teaching and Learning

Breaking Free from Myths About Teaching and Learning

Covers changing curriculum from teacher-directed and routine programs to practices that engage students in thinking, working, and interacting with others.

Building Background Knowledge for Academic Achievement
Building Background Knowledge for Academic Achievement

Building Background Knowledge for Academic Achievement

Explains why insufficient background knowledge is a chronic cause of low achievement, and describes how a carefully structured combination of two approaches--sustained silent reading and instruction in subject-specific vocabulary--can help rescue low achievers and boost the academic performance of all students.

Building Literacy in Social Studies
Building Literacy in Social Studies

Building Literacy in Social Studies

Provides research-based techniques that will motivate students to excel in social studies classes. Explains how to organize learning environments and student groups to reinforce literacy instruction and knowledge of democratic principles.

Building Teachers' Capacity for Success
Building Teachers' Capacity for Success

Building Teachers' Capacity for Success

Focuses on building the capacity of teachers, supporting teachers to help them reach their potential, and making the best use of teachers' individual and collective contributions to school improvement efforts.

Building a Math-Positive Culture
Building a Math-Positive Culture

Building a Math-Positive Culture

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.

Building the Science Department
Building the Science Department

Building the Science Department

This book describes how your science department can become a site for developing science teachers’ professional learning, through stories from teachers who walk the sometimes-rocky path of reforming science teaching and learning.

Catching Up or Leading the Way
Catching Up or Leading the Way

Catching Up or Leading the Way

Describes how schools have to keep pace with a world that is being dramatically transformed by globalization, the "death of distance," and digital technology. Topics include expanding the definition of success beyond math and reading test scores and personalize schooling so that every student has an opportunity to learn.

Causes & Cures in the Classroom
Causes & Cures in the Classroom

Causes & Cures in the Classroom

This publication reveals new neurological research about the root causes of these obstacles and lays out a comprehensive five-step protocol designed to help all educators identify and address common student academic and behavior issues.

Challenging the Whole Child
Challenging the Whole Child

Challenging the Whole Child

Focuses on challenging every student, offering a rigorous curriculum, meeting 21st century learning challenges, using formative assessments, and preparing students for college and the world of work.

Changing the Way You Teach, Improving the Way Students Learn
Changing the Way You Teach, Improving the Way Students Learn

Changing the Way You Teach, Improving the Way Students Learn

Provides a framework for effective teaching that can be applied in any subject area and grade level and practical tips on how to use rubrics, checklists, and point systems to convey your expectations.

Charting a Course to Standards-Based Grading
Charting a Course to Standards-Based Grading

Charting a Course to Standards-Based Grading

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

Checking for Understanding
Checking for Understanding

Checking for Understanding

Explores formative assessment techniques that work in any subject area and grade level. Includes types of oral language (speaking and listening) strategies; ways to use writing to check for understanding; student response techniques that increase participation and engagement; projects and performances that are easily integrated into daily classroom practice; and test items that help plan further instruction.

Checking for Understanding, ed. 2
Checking for Understanding, ed. 2

Checking for Understanding, ed. 2

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

Classroom Assessment & Grading That Work
Classroom Assessment & Grading That Work

Classroom Assessment & Grading That Work

Provides educators with guidelines and steps for designing a comprehensive assessment program that ensures assessments and grades lead to timely, accurate feedback on specific, standards-based learning goals.

Classroom Instruction That Works
Classroom Instruction That Works

Classroom Instruction That Works

Identifies nine categories of instructional strategies that maximize student learning and explains the details of each including: studies in effect size and percentile gain units; guiding principles for using the strategies; and classroom examples of model instructional practice.

Classroom Instruction That Works with English Language Learners
Classroom Instruction That Works with English Language Learners

Classroom Instruction That Works with English Language Learners

Provides instructional strategies that can be applied to ELL students in every grade level. Includes specific steps and guidance for educators that will boost the achievement levels of ELL students.

Classroom Instruction That Works with English Language Learners, ed. 2
Classroom Instruction That Works with English Language Learners, ed. 2

Classroom Instruction That Works with English Language Learners, ed. 2

Provides instructional strategies that can be applied to ELL students in every grade level. Includes specific steps and guidance for educators that will boost the achievement levels of ELL students and suggestions for helping students develop oral language that leads to improved writing.

Classroom Instruction that Works, ed. 2
Classroom Instruction that Works, ed. 2

Classroom Instruction that Works, ed. 2

This book draws on the research and developments of the following decade to reanalyze and reevaluate the teaching strategies that have the most positive effect on student learning.

Closing the Attitude Gap
Closing the Attitude Gap

Closing the Attitude Gap

This publication offers sage advice on how to close the achievement gap by addressing the "attitude gap" that often affects underperforming students of all racial and ethnic groups.

Co-Planning for Co-Teaching
Co-Planning for Co-Teaching

Co-Planning for Co-Teaching

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.

Common Core Standards for Elementary Grades 3–5 Math & English Language Arts
Common Core Standards for Elementary Grades 3–5 Math & English Language Arts

Common Core Standards for Elementary Grades 3–5 Math & English Language Arts

This guide explains how the standards lay the foundation for successful schooling and provide a bridge from foundational concepts taught in elementary school to the more complex studies students will undertake in middle school.

Common Core Standards for Elementary Grades K–2 Math & English Language Arts
Common Core Standards for Elementary Grades K–2 Math & English Language Arts

Common Core Standards for Elementary Grades K–2 Math & English Language Arts

This guide presents an overall guide to the standards, covering their implications for planning, teaching, and learning.

Common Core Standards for High School English Language Arts
Common Core Standards for High School English Language Arts

Common Core Standards for High School English Language Arts

This book provides a succinct, all-in-one look at the content, structure, terminology, and emphases of the Common Core standards for English language arts and literacy at the high school level.

Common Core Standards for High School Mathematics
Common Core Standards for High School Mathematics

Common Core Standards for High School Mathematics

This book provides a succinct, all-in-one look at the structure, terminology, and emphases of the Common Core mathematics standards for high school, including the areas that represent the most significant changes.

Common Core Standards for Middle School English Language Arts
Common Core Standards for Middle School English Language Arts

Common Core Standards for Middle School English Language Arts

This book provides a succinct, all-in-one look at the content, structure, terminology, and emphases of the Common Core standards for English language arts at the middle school level.

Common Core Standards for Middle School Mathematics
Common Core Standards for Middle School Mathematics

Common Core Standards for Middle School Mathematics

This guide covers all the conceptual mathematical understanding students need to acquire during the middle school grades.

Complex Text Decoded
Complex Text Decoded

Complex Text Decoded

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

Concept-Rich Mathematics Instruction
Concept-Rich Mathematics Instruction

Concept-Rich Mathematics Instruction

Presents an instructional approach that helps students in every grade level understand math concepts so they can apply them on assessments, across the curriculum, and outside of school. Provides teaching practices and lesson ideas that give students a stronger foundation for reasoning and problem solving.

Connecting Teachers, Students, and Standards
Connecting Teachers, Students, and Standards

Connecting Teachers, Students, and Standards

Features a field-tested framework for teaching to ensure inclusion and differentiated instruction are in harmony with standards-based education.

Content-Area Conversations
Content-Area Conversations

Content-Area Conversations

Focuses on the importance of talk in classrooms. Presents core ideas from linguistics that call attention to roles and what lies behind these roles in terms of representation. Provides ways to help learners gain a curiosity and fascination with language.

Create Success! Unlocking the Potential of Urban Students
Create Success! Unlocking the Potential of Urban Students

Create Success! Unlocking the Potential of Urban Students

Provides an outline to teaching urban students, placing an emphasis on the active participation of teachers, parents, caregivers, and coaches in each student s success.

Creating a STEM Culture for Teaching and Learning
Creating a STEM Culture for Teaching and Learning

Creating a STEM Culture for Teaching and Learning

This book provides readers with various methodologies and practices for implementing a STEM culture within school curriculum.

Creating the Opportunity to Learn
Creating the Opportunity to Learn

Creating the Opportunity to Learn

Provides help navigating evidence-based methodologies to chart a course toward closing (and eliminating) the academic achievement gap. The authors present a comprehensive view of the achievement gap and advocate for strategies that contribute to the success of all children.

Cultivating Curiosity in K-12 Classrooms
Cultivating Curiosity in K-12 Classrooms

Cultivating Curiosity in K-12 Classrooms

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.

Curriculum 21
Curriculum 21

Curriculum 21

Covers why and how schools must overhaul, update, and breathe new life into the K-12 curriculum to reflect new technologies in a globalized world.

Detracking for Excellence and Equity
Detracking for Excellence and Equity

Detracking for Excellence and Equity

Offers an experience-based and research-supported argument that detracking can raise achievement across the board and narrow the achievement gap. Provides educational leaders with strategies for launching, sustaining, and monitoring a successful detracking reform.

Differentiating Instruction with Technology in K-5 Classrooms
Differentiating Instruction with Technology in K-5 Classrooms

Differentiating Instruction with Technology in K-5 Classrooms

Provides a variety of practical instructional strategies to accommodate a broad range of learning styles, abilities, and curriculum content. Explores how to use technology to differentiate by student interest, readiness, ability, learning profile, content, process, and product.

Differentiating Instruction with Technology in Middle School Classrooms
Differentiating Instruction with Technology in Middle School Classrooms

Differentiating Instruction with Technology in Middle School Classrooms

Provides an overview of research on the uniqueness of middle school students and illustrates the importance of using technology to create differentiated lessons, especially with this age group.

Differentiation in Middle and High School
Differentiation in Middle and High School

Differentiation in Middle and High School

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

Digital Citizenship in Schools
Digital Citizenship in Schools

Digital Citizenship in Schools

Explains the relevance and importance of digital citizenship and explores its elements. Provides a useful audit and professional development activities to help educators determine how to go about integrating digital citizenship concepts into the classroom.

Digital Learning Strategies
Digital Learning Strategies

Digital Learning Strategies

This publication explores what types of assignments are worth engaging online, how teachers and students can leverage global interactions to improve their work, and how teachers can assess digital projects and other work.

Digital Storytelling Guide for Educators
Digital Storytelling Guide for Educators

Digital Storytelling Guide for Educators

Provides detailed directions for preparation, production, and presentation of digital stories and the tools needed to create them. Teaches students to work collaboratively and to use new technologies required in the workforce of the future.

Disciplinary Core Ideas
Disciplinary Core Ideas

Disciplinary Core Ideas

This book aims to reshape your approach to teaching and your students’ way of learning, and coverscore ideas in teaching Physical science, Life science, Earth and Space sciences engineering, technology, and applications of science.

Discipline with Dignity, ed. 3
Discipline with Dignity, ed. 3

Discipline with Dignity, ed. 3

Offers practical solutions that focus on relationship building, curriculum relevance, and academic success. Emphasizes the prevention of problems by helping students to understand each other, work well together, and develop responsibility for their own actions. Also includes intervention strategies for handling common and severe problems in dignified ways.

Ditch the Daily Lesson Plan
Ditch the Daily Lesson Plan

Ditch the Daily Lesson Plan

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

Dive In! Immersion in Science Practices for High School Students
Dive In! Immersion in Science Practices for High School Students

Dive In! Immersion in Science Practices for High School Students

This book presents readers with a realistic picture of the successes and challenges of integrating A Framework for K 12 Science Education and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) practices into classroom curriculum.

EdSpeak
EdSpeak

EdSpeak

Provides a glossary of the terminology used in the education profession.

Educating Everybody's Children
Educating Everybody's Children

Educating Everybody's Children

Provides educators with information on how to teach students from economically, ethnically, culturally, and linguistically diverse groups. Includes dozens of subject-specific strategies for math, science, reading, writing, and social studies. Also includes strategies for increasing the achievement of immigrant and refugee children.

Education Unbound
Education Unbound

Education Unbound

Provides and introduction to the concept of "Greenfield Schooling" and its potential to free-up schools to be more responsive to communities and kids.

Educator's Podcast Guide
Educator's Podcast Guide

Educator's Podcast Guide

Provides an introduction to podcasting, including hardware and software needs, integrating podcasts into your curriculum, and managing podcasts in the classroom.

Effective Supervision
Effective Supervision

Effective Supervision

Shows school and district-level administrators how to set the priorities and support the practices that will help all teachers become expert teachers.

Effective Teacher Interviews
Effective Teacher Interviews

Effective Teacher Interviews

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

Encouragement in the Classroom
Encouragement in the Classroom

Encouragement in the Classroom

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

Engaging Minds in English Language Arts Classrooms
Engaging Minds in English Language Arts Classrooms

Engaging Minds in English Language Arts Classrooms

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

Engaging Minds in Science and Math Classrooms
Engaging Minds in Science and Math Classrooms

Engaging Minds in Science and Math Classrooms

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

Engaging Minds in Social Studies Classrooms
Engaging Minds in Social Studies Classrooms

Engaging Minds in Social Studies Classrooms

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

Engaging Minds in the Classroom
Engaging Minds in the Classroom

Engaging Minds in the Classroom

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

Engaging Students with Poverty in Mind
Engaging Students with Poverty in Mind

Engaging Students with Poverty in Mind

The purpose of this book is to provide the rationale behind engaging students, generate more ideas, and build the attitudes to succeed with students who live in poverty. This book is a “no excuses” resource that will get teachers on the path toward making good things happen every single day.

Engaging Teachers in Classroom Walkthroughs
Engaging Teachers in Classroom Walkthroughs

Engaging Teachers in Classroom Walkthroughs

This book serves to share the stories and lessons of school leaders who overcame the cultural challenges of isolationism and teacher reluctance or resistance to successfully involve their teachers in walkthroughs. By encouraging teachers to get involved in walkthroughs and lead efforts for change and continuous improvement, and to overcome so-called teaching isolationism by promoting greater exchange of teaching ideas, student achievement continues to improve.

Engaging the Whole Child
Engaging the Whole Child

Engaging the Whole Child

A collection of articles that explore these questions. Do students really want to learn? Can schools and classrooms become joyful? Are there natural links between standard curriculum and what motivates students to learn?.

Engineering Essentials for STEM Instruction
Engineering Essentials for STEM Instruction

Engineering Essentials for STEM Instruction

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

English Language Arts Units for Grades 9-12
English Language Arts Units for Grades 9-12

English Language Arts Units for Grades 9-12

Covers new teaching methods and a belief that technology can reshape and re-energize the high school English Language Arts classroom.

Enhancing Professional Practice, ed. 2
Enhancing Professional Practice, ed. 2

Enhancing Professional Practice, ed. 2

Provides a framework for successful teaching practice. Includes applications for state standards, formative assessments, and school specialists.

Enhancing RTI
Enhancing RTI

Enhancing RTI

Provides a strengthened model of RTI (Response to Intervention) that emphasizes formative assessment and refining core instructions rather than relying only on multiple layers of intervention.

Ensuring Effective Instruction
Ensuring Effective Instruction

Ensuring Effective Instruction

This publication addresses the questions of how teachers can collect and use strategic information to up their game and of how districts can better support teaching talent.

Essential Questions
Essential Questions

Essential Questions

This book acts as a manual that teaches teachers how to style questions to elicit response from students and to create an engaging environment for the student learners.

Eureka!
Eureka!

Eureka!

This book provides 27 lessons for introducing your students to who scientists and engineers are and what they do, and helping your students see scientists and engineers as real women and men. With a focus on science and engineering practices, the lessons include recommended teaching strategies, have a learning-cycle format, and examine the character traits of the featured scientists and engineers that helped each to succeed.

Everyday Engagement
Everyday Engagement

Everyday Engagement

This book focuses on the potentially overwhelming, sometimes puzzling, often delicate work of engaging both students and parents in the pursuit of learning and achievement.

Excellence Through Equity
Excellence Through Equity

Excellence Through Equity

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.

Exemplary Practices for Secondary Math Teachers
Exemplary Practices for Secondary Math Teachers

Exemplary Practices for Secondary Math Teachers

Provides educators with information on how to provide motivational and challenging math instruction for middle and high school students. Includes advice on setting up the classroom, planning learning experiences, and assessing results.

Five Levers to Improve Learning
Five Levers to Improve Learning

Five Levers to Improve Learning

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

Focus
Focus

Focus

This book describes a plan for radically improving student learning that is built on three core elements: a focused and coherent curriculum (what we teach); clear, prioritized lessons (how we teach); and purposeful reading and writing, or authentic literacy.

Formative Classroom Walkthroughs
Formative Classroom Walkthroughs

Formative Classroom Walkthroughs

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

Fostering Grit
Fostering Grit

Fostering Grit

This book discusses how teachers teach the virtues of grit—tenacity, perseverance, and the ability to never give up while helping students enjoy learning and want to come to school, even through painful and frustrating experiences.

Fostering Resilient Learners
Fostering Resilient Learners

Fostering Resilient Learners

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.

Freedom to Fail
Freedom to Fail

Freedom to Fail

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

From Fear to Facebook
From Fear to Facebook

From Fear to Facebook

Covers the cultural shift happening in schools with technology and provides a road map for how to navigate this change with buy-in from key stakeholders.

Future-Focused Leadership
Future-Focused Leadership

Future-Focused Leadership

Instructs educators on how to be future-focused leaders. Includes trends that will affect education; ways to scan the environment and the world at large; a plan for setting priorities based on probabilities; a 4-step issue management process; steps to developing plausible scenarios for guiding strategic planning; and activities that make up a future-focused communications system.

Getting Started with Blended Learning
Getting Started with Blended Learning

Getting Started with Blended Learning

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

Getting to
Getting to

Getting to "Got It!" Helping Struggling Students Learn How to Learn

Explains the mental processes students need to gather, organize, and understand information, and describes how educators can infuse their lessons with new routines and teaching approaches that influence students to become better, more independent learners.

Global Education
Global Education

Global Education

Provides an introduction to global networks such as iEarn, Global Schoolhouse, and ePals and contains an overview of Web 2.0 tools that support global learning, such as wikis, blogs, and podcasts.

Grading Smarter Not Harder
Grading Smarter Not Harder

Grading Smarter Not Harder

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

Grading and Group Work
Grading and Group Work

Grading and Group Work

This guide addresses the Common Core State Standards’ calls for increased student collaboration with practical advice, strategies, and examples. The author explains how to assess and report on (but not grade) learning skills and group interaction skills.

Great Performances, ed. 2
Great Performances, ed. 2

Great Performances, ed. 2

Provides a four-step approach for teaching students how to acquire content knowledge, including examples of student projects as well as effective assessment tools that teachers can adapt for their own classrooms.

Guided Instruction
Guided Instruction

Guided Instruction

Covers how to use a combination of questions, prompts, cues, direct explanations, and modeling to guide students' learning and build their understanding.

Habits of Mind Across the Curriculum
Habits of Mind Across the Curriculum

Habits of Mind Across the Curriculum

Through first-hand accounts, learn how the habits of mind help students at all grade levels successfully deal with the challenges they face in school and beyond.

Handling Student Frustrations
Handling Student Frustrations

Handling Student Frustrations

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

Hanging In
Hanging In

Hanging In

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

Helping Students Make Sense of the World Using Next Generation Science and Engineering Practices
Helping Students Make Sense of the World Using Next Generation Science and Engineering Practices

Helping Students Make Sense of the World Using Next Generation Science and Engineering Practices

This book provides understanding and practical examples of the practices presented in A Framework for K–12 Science Education and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), and addresses important questions about how engaging students in science and engineering practices helps improve science education, what the eight practices look like in the classroom, and how educators can engage students in practices to bring the NGSS to life.

How Teachers Turn Data Into Action
How Teachers Turn Data Into Action

How Teachers Turn Data Into Action

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

How to Assess Higher-Order Thinking Skills in Your Classroom
How to Assess Higher-Order Thinking Skills in Your Classroom

How to Assess Higher-Order Thinking Skills in Your Classroom

Covers how to develop and use test questions and other assessments that reveal how well students can analyze, reason, solve problems, and think creatively.

How to Create a Culture of Achievement in Your School and Classroom
How to Create a Culture of Achievement in Your School and Classroom

How to Create a Culture of Achievement in Your School and Classroom

This book provides research tools that will help create a culture of achievement, so that your school or classroom is the best it can be. After reading this book, you’ll see why culture makes the difference between a school that enables success for all students and a school that merely houses those students during the school day.

How to Create and Use Rubrics for Formative Assessment and Grading
How to Create and Use Rubrics for Formative Assessment and Grading

How to Create and Use Rubrics for Formative Assessment and Grading

In this guide, the author identifies two essential components of effective rubrics: (1) criteria that relate to the learning (not the “tasks”) that students are being asked to demonstrate and (2) clear descriptions of performance across a continuum of quality. The book also outlines the difference between various kinds of rubrics, explains when using each type of rubric is appropriate, and highlights examples from all grade levels and assorted content areas.

How to Design Questions and Tasks to Assess Student Thinking
How to Design Questions and Tasks to Assess Student Thinking

How to Design Questions and Tasks to Assess Student Thinking

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

How to Differentiate Instruction in Mixed-Ability Classrooms, ed. 2
How to Differentiate Instruction in Mixed-Ability Classrooms, ed. 2

How to Differentiate Instruction in Mixed-Ability Classrooms, ed. 2

Provides educators with ideas on matching instructional approaches to the readiness, interests, and talents of all students: learning centers, hands-on activities, contracts, and investigative projects. Describes ways of structuring lessons to provide "scaffolds" for the lesson content, the procedures used in learning, and the products of learning.

How to Give Effective Feedback to Your Students
How to Give Effective Feedback to Your Students

How to Give Effective Feedback to Your Students

Intended to help teachers provide effective feedback to students. Focuses on feedback that comes from a teacher to a student and is based on student work.

How to Help Your School Thrive Without Breaking the Bank
How to Help Your School Thrive Without Breaking the Bank

How to Help Your School Thrive Without Breaking the Bank

Learn how to maximize "tough times" and "money issues" to help your school thrive with inexpensive, and time-efficient programs and initiatives. Topics include identifying stages of team development that lead to more productive and time-efficient meetings.

How to Make Decisions with Different Kinds of Student Assessment Data
How to Make Decisions with Different Kinds of Student Assessment Data

How to Make Decisions with Different Kinds of Student Assessment Data

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

How to Motivate Reluctant Learners
How to Motivate Reluctant Learners

How to Motivate Reluctant Learners

Shows examples of what great teachers do to motivate reluctant learners without relying on elaborate rewards systems or creative tricks to reach students who actively or passively resist investing themselves in the classroom.

How to Plan Rigorous Instruction
How to Plan Rigorous Instruction

How to Plan Rigorous Instruction

Covers the step by step process of what great teachers do to set a learning destination that's worth working toward and ensure that the path students take to get there will help them pass the big tests and become engaged learners, effective problem solvers, and critical thinkers.

How to Reach the Hard to Teach
How to Reach the Hard to Teach

How to Reach the Hard to Teach

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.

How to Support Struggling Students
How to Support Struggling Students

How to Support Struggling Students

Provides proactive learning support to enable teachers to give students the right kind of assistance and get those who are struggling back on track. Covers the steps of building a plan and provides all the strategies needed to support students before, during, and after instruction.

How to Teach Now
How to Teach Now

How to Teach Now

Provides a practical map to navigate some of today's most complicated instructional challenges. Identifies five critical keys to personalizing learning for students who have wildly different cultural, linguistic, and academic backgrounds.

ISTE's Technology Facilitation and Leadership Standards
ISTE's Technology Facilitation and Leadership Standards

ISTE's Technology Facilitation and Leadership Standards

Features an easy-to-follow guide for any educator, practicing or preservice, who wants to be an effective technology facilitator and/or educational leader.

IT's Elementary! Integrating Technology in the Primary Grades
Igniting Teacher Leadership
Igniting Teacher Leadership

Igniting Teacher Leadership

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

Improving Student Learning One Principal at a Time
Improving Student Learning One Principal at a Time

Improving Student Learning One Principal at a Time

Focuses on the real crux of teacher supervision: how learners are learning. Topics include how to make the right adjustments in the areas that have the most impact on student achievement: curriculum, instruction, assessment, and feedback practices.

Improving Student Learning One Teacher at a Time
Improving Student Learning One Teacher at a Time

Improving Student Learning One Teacher at a Time

Explains the four critical areas of teaching and describes how educators can use an approach that increases student success. Offers step-by-step instructions for developing a curriculum document, planning your instructional activities, choosing a set of classroom assessment tasks, and recording meaningful feedback on student performance.

Inquiring Scientists, Inquiring Readers in Middle School
Inquiring Scientists, Inquiring Readers in Middle School

Inquiring Scientists, Inquiring Readers in Middle School

This book blends inquiry-based science and literacy instruction to support learning and maximize time, and provides lessons that integrate all aspects of literacy, a learning-cycle framework, and investigations that support current standards and encompass life, physical, and Earth and space sciences. Units include scientific background, common misconceptions, annotated text lists, safety considerations, differentiation strategies, reproducible student pages, and assessments.

Insights into Action
Insights into Action

Insights into Action

This book focuses on relevant topics that face today’s educational leaders, particularly those at the school level: teacher leaders, grade or department chairs, assistant principals, and principals. Each chapter weaves a narrative of a successful leader who embodies the characteristics that current research and theory have established as essential for success, examining a different topic while offering practical applications and ways to overcome barriers to success.

Inspiring Active Learning
Inspiring Active Learning

Inspiring Active Learning

Provides practical options for handling the teachers' many tasks: from beginning a class to maintaining engagement, from motivating slackers to managing disrupters, from building efficient routines to cushioning student anxiety, and numerous other workable strategies.

Inspiring the Best in Students
Inspiring the Best in Students

Inspiring the Best in Students

Presents concepts on how to inspire students to learn, behave responsibly, and improve their relationships with themselves, other students, and teachers.

Instruction That Measures Up
Instruction That Measures Up

Instruction That Measures Up

A guide for teachers to help their students come out as winners in a test-pressured environment and explains how to do that with a practical framework for teaching in the accountability age.

Integrating Differentiated Instruction & Understanding by Design
Integrating Differentiated Instruction & Understanding by Design

Integrating Differentiated Instruction & Understanding by Design

Explains how the combination of the Differentiated Instruction and Understanding by Design frameworks can ensure all students are learning at maximum levels. Describes how a curriculum built on the goal of student understanding, integrated with instructional approaches that emphasize reaching every learner, can provide teachers with more specific teaching targets and more flexible ways to reach them.

Intentional and Targeted Teaching
Intentional and Targeted Teaching

Intentional and Targeted Teaching

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

Interactive Videoconferencing
Interactive Videoconferencing

Interactive Videoconferencing

Provides a "how-to" for building a virtual classroom using interactive videoconferencing includes lessons and evaluation tools.

Inviting Students to Learn
Inviting Students to Learn

Inviting Students to Learn

Explains how to have more influence in the classroom to get more power from what you say to your students every day and provides can't-fail strategies and 100 tips for talking to students more effectively.

Keeping the Whole Child Healthy and Safe
Keeping the Whole Child Healthy and Safe

Keeping the Whole Child Healthy and Safe

Explores what it means to foster health and safety for students by offering a look at the issues from many angles, addressing both physical and mental health and safety.

Leading Change in Your School
Leading Change in Your School

Leading Change in Your School

Explains how teachers and administrators can make sure change efforts lead to better results. Topics include effective planning models for change that include highly focused goals and action plans.

Leading and Managing a Differentiated Classroom
Leading and Managing a Differentiated Classroom

Leading and Managing a Differentiated Classroom

A guide that covers everything needed to deal with time, space, materials, groups, and strategies in ways that balance content requirements with multiple pathways for learning. Explains how to lead a class that is differentiated to individual students' needs.

Leading for DIfferentiation
Leading for DIfferentiation

Leading for DIfferentiation

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

Leading with Focus
Leading with Focus

Leading with Focus

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 From Coaching
Learning From Coaching

Learning From Coaching

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

Learning Targets
Learning Targets

Learning Targets

This book situates learning targets in a theory of action that students, teachers, principals, and central-office administrators can use to unify their efforts to raise student achievement and create a culture of evidence-based, results-oriented practice.

Learning and Leading with Habits of Mind
Learning and Leading with Habits of Mind

Learning and Leading with Habits of Mind

Encompasses immediate and practical considerations that promote using the Habits of Mind in classrooms and schools every day. Also, addresses the concern for creating a learning culture that considers the Habits of Mind as central to building a thoughtful community and world.

Learning for Keeps
Learning for Keeps

Learning for Keeps

What is the explicit instructional strategy that supports the higher-level skills students need to meet the demands of the Common Core Standards? Here’s a book that answers that question and provides you with the vision needed to help students perform cognitive behaviors necessary for college or career-readiness.

Learning from Lincoln
Learning from Lincoln

Learning from Lincoln

Explores how Lincoln's ability to persevere and lead despite adversity provides an inspirational model for educators struggling with today's challenges of accountability, diversity, political conflict, and economic hardship.

Learning in the Fast Lane
Learning in the Fast Lane

Learning in the Fast Lane

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

Learning on Display
Learning on Display

Learning on Display

Provides educators with information on how to plan creative museum projects that target content standards and develop students' understanding of required subject matter.

Learning to Choose, Choosing to Learn
Learning to Choose, Choosing to Learn

Learning to Choose, Choosing to Learn

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.

Learning to Love Math
Learning to Love Math

Learning to Love Math

Explains how negative attitudes toward math get established in the brain and what teachers can do to turn those attitudes around.

Learning to Read the Earth and Sky
Learning to Read the Earth and Sky

Learning to Read the Earth and Sky

This book provides resources for supporting the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), and includes Earth science labs and activities, insights into student expectations and misconceptions, ideas for inspiring true investigation, stories of real scientific discovery, an exploration of how to mentor students, and guidance on how to translate the NGSS into specific examples students can touch, see, and experience.

Learning-Driven Schools
Learning-Driven Schools

Learning-Driven Schools

Explores the research on learning and describes how teachers can work backwards from learning goals to ensure all students reach their maximum potential. Also describes how to extend this learning-driven approach beyond the classroom to ensure that teacher supervision and professional development programs emphasize learner outcomes.

Level Up Your Classroom
Level Up Your Classroom

Level Up Your Classroom

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
Literacy Unleashed

Literacy Unleashed

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
Making Sense of Math

Making Sense of Math

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 Standards Useful in the Classroom
Making Standards Useful in the Classroom

Making Standards Useful in the Classroom

Provides educators with information that will ensure that state standards lead to higher student achievement. Describes how to sequence content and set up grading scales that help facilitate formative assessment and effective instruction. Provides steps for converting standards into guidelines that are more useful to classroom teachers.

Making Teachers Better Not Bitter
Making Teachers Better Not Bitter

Making Teachers Better Not Bitter

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 21st Century Classrooms
Managing 21st Century Classrooms

Managing 21st Century Classrooms

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

Managing Diverse Classrooms
Managing Diverse Classrooms

Managing Diverse Classrooms

Discusses some of the most powerful cultural differences that can lead to classroom conflict for many students and how educators can capitalize on these differences to make their classroom a harmonious, productive environment.

Managing Your Classroom With Heart
Managing Your Classroom With Heart

Managing Your Classroom With Heart

Provides an approach to classroom management that deals with accepting teenage students as they are and recognizing what they need: a connection with the curriculum; a sense of order; and most essentially, a sense that someone cares.

Meeting Students Where They Live
Meeting Students Where They Live

Meeting Students Where They Live

Explains what problems are unique to the urban environment, why urban youth is more difficult to motivate, and how to replace ineffective approaches with methods that relate to these students' everyday experiences.

Memory at Work in the Classroom
Memory at Work in the Classroom

Memory at Work in the Classroom

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

Minding the Achievement Gap One Classroom at a Time
Minding the Achievement Gap One Classroom at a Time

Minding the Achievement Gap One Classroom at a Time

This book identifies small, specific adjustments to planning, teaching, and assessment practices that will support more effective learning in every student, every day, and help close the achievement gap on a classroom-by-classroom basis.

Mobilizing the Community to Help Students Succeed
Mobilizing the Community to Help Students Succeed

Mobilizing the Community to Help Students Succeed

Describes how educators can collaborate with others to reverse poor motivation, reward student success, and realize higher achievement in even the most challenged school districts.

More Everyday Engineering
More Everyday Engineering

More Everyday Engineering

This compilation brings together activities based on the “Everyday Engineering” columns from the NSTA journal Science Scope. Thirteen hands-on investigations focus on three aspects of engineering: designing and building, reverse engineering to learn how something works, and constructing and testing models. Each lesson includes in-depth teacher background information, expected sample data, a materials list, and a student activity sheet for recording results.

Motivating Black Males to Achieve in School & in Life
Motivating Black Males to Achieve in School & in Life

Motivating Black Males to Achieve in School & in Life

Offers advice on what to do about the chronic achievement gap between black males and other student populations. Understand why lack of proficiency in reading, writing, and math among black males is a symptom of deeper problems that are generally ignored.

Multiple Intelligences and Instructional Technology, ed. 2
Multiple Intelligences and Instructional Technology, ed. 2

Multiple Intelligences and Instructional Technology, ed. 2

Demonstrates how multiple intelligences theory can be teamed with technology to produce curriculum that inspires students to learn.

Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom, ed. 3
Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom, ed. 3

Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom, ed. 3

Provides updates on multiple intelligences theory and its many applications to schools and classrooms. Topics include how to address common criticisms of the MI model and the success of international applications of MI theory.

National Educational Technology Standards for Administrators
National Educational Technology Standards for Administrators

National Educational Technology Standards for Administrators

Defines the responsibilities of district and school leaders in the effective use of technology in education.

National Educational Technology Standards for Students, ed. 2
National Educational Technology Standards for Students, ed. 2

National Educational Technology Standards for Students, ed. 2

Addresses the need for basic technology competence, and also incorporates the skills and knowledge that students require to learn effectively and live productively in an increasingly digital society.

National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers, ed. 2
National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers, ed. 2

National Educational Technology Standards for Teachers, ed. 2

Covers technology standards for teachers and provides profiles for each stage of teacher education from general preparation through first-year teaching. Includes the new standards for students with its emphasis on skills and expertise supported by technology.

Neurodiversity in the Classroom
Neurodiversity in the Classroom

Neurodiversity in the Classroom

This book focuses on five categories of special needs: learning disabilities, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, autism, intellectual disabilities, and emotional and behavioral disorders.

Never Underestimate Your Teachers
Never Underestimate Your Teachers

Never Underestimate Your Teachers

In this book for school leaders, the author presents a new model for understanding teaching as a combination of skill and will and explains the best ways to support individual teachers’ ongoing professional development. Real-life examples, practical tools, and strategies for managing time and energy demands will help you build your leadership capacity as you raise the level of instructional excellence throughout your school.

Never Work Harder Than Your Students & Other Principles of Great Teaching
Never Work Harder Than Your Students & Other Principles of Great Teaching

Never Work Harder Than Your Students & Other Principles of Great Teaching

A guide that helps teachers develop a more fluid and automatic way to respond to students and deliver great teaching experiences.

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

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

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.

On Being a Teacher
On Being a Teacher

On Being a Teacher

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
On Developing Readers

On Developing Readers

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
On Formative Assessment

On Formative Assessment

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
On Poverty and Learning

On Poverty and Learning

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.

Other Duties as Assigned
Other Duties as Assigned

Other Duties as Assigned

Provides ongoing advice and counsel on how to master the entire spectrum of duties that teacher leaders are expected to accomplish.

Overcoming Textbook Fatigue
Overcoming Textbook Fatigue

Overcoming Textbook Fatigue

This book shows how educators can reclaim the curriculum by shifting the textbook from sole source to resource. Advice is also provided on using Common Core State Standards throughout the school and in the classroom.

Partnering with Parents to Ask the Right Questions
Partnering with Parents to Ask the Right Questions

Partnering with Parents to Ask the Right Questions

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.

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

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

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

Personalizing the High School Experience for Each Student
Personalizing the High School Experience for Each Student

Personalizing the High School Experience for Each Student

Discusses the six most pervasive problem areas in high school education today, and what schools are doing to connect with students, personalize learning, differentiate instruction, and make high school curriculum more relevant.

Perspectives on Science Education
Perspectives on Science Education

Perspectives on Science Education

This book provides perspectives on leadership and science education, presented in the form of a seminar. It starts with an introduction to perspectives, challenges, standards, and leadership, continues with a brief history of science education, and then covers some of the current issues and topics in education such as state standards and district leadership, curriculum programs, professional development, and assessment and accountability.

Picture-Perfect STEM Lessons, 3-5
Picture-Perfect STEM Lessons, 3-5

Picture-Perfect STEM Lessons, 3-5

This book’s lessons for grades 3-5 convey how science, technology, engineering, and mathematics intersect in the real world, using a variety of books to teach STEM concepts and reading comprehension. Includes ways to plan and carry out investigations, analyze and interpret data, and construct explanations and design solutions; provides additional student resources, assessments, and connections to science standards and Common Core State Standards for English and mathematics.

Picture-Perfect STEM Lessons, K-2
Picture-Perfect STEM Lessons, K-2

Picture-Perfect STEM Lessons, K-2

This book’s lessons for grades K-2 convey how science, technology, engineering, and mathematics intersect in the real world, using picture books to teach STEM concepts and reading comprehension. Leads students to ask questions, define problems, obtain, evaluate, and communicate information, and formulate arguments. Provides additional student resources, assessments, and connections to science standards and Common Core State Standards for English and mathematics.

Principal Evaluation
Principal Evaluation

Principal Evaluation

In this book, the author details the steps and resources necessary for designing a comprehensive principal evaluation system that is based on sound research and established best practices.

Principals Who Learn
Principals Who Learn

Principals Who Learn

Provides school principals with information on how to keep on top of the human relationships and dynamics at work in their schools.

Problem-Based Learning in the Earth and Space Science Classroom, K-12
Problem-Based Learning in the Earth and Space Science Classroom, K-12

Problem-Based Learning in the Earth and Space Science Classroom, K-12

The 14 lessons in this book cover concepts such as motion, energy, and magnetism in true-to-life contexts, and offers a comprehensive description of why, how, and when to implement problem-based learning (PBL) in your curriculum.

Productive Group Work
Productive Group Work

Productive Group Work

Explains how to create the right circumstances for group learning so that students build on one another's understanding and end up knowing more than they would have working alone.

Professional Development That Sticks
Professional Development That Sticks

Professional Development That Sticks

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.

Project-Based Learning Using Information Technology, ed. 2
Project-Based Learning Using Information Technology, ed. 2

Project-Based Learning Using Information Technology, ed. 2

Provides an explanation of the theoretical bases of project-based learning and then demonstrates how technology may be effectively integrated.

Protocols for Professional Learning
Protocols for Professional Learning

Protocols for Professional Learning

Provides different protocols for facilitating PLC conversations and activities used to to examine student work, explore instructional practice, address problems, or engage your colleagues in discussion.

Qualities of Effective Principals
Qualities of Effective Principals

Qualities of Effective Principals

Includes empirical studies of principal practice as linked to student achievement, case studies of principals, meta-analyses of principal effectiveness, and other reviews of research.

Qualities of Effective Teachers, ed. 2
Qualities of Effective Teachers, ed. 2

Qualities of Effective Teachers, ed. 2

Focuses on cultivating teacher qualities that are most apt to raise student achievement. Establishes definitive benchmarks for top-flight teacher education and professional development programs. This approach also includes teachers who work with at-risk and high-ability students.

Questioning for Classroom Discussion
Questioning for Classroom Discussion

Questioning for Classroom Discussion

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

RSS for Educators
RSS for Educators

RSS for Educators

Explores how to use a news aggregator to harness the power of RSS for a variety of purposes, including classroom projects, professional development, and keeping students and parents informed.

Raising Black Students' Achievement Through Culturally Responsive Teaching
Raising Black Students' Achievement Through Culturally Responsive Teaching

Raising Black Students' Achievement Through Culturally Responsive Teaching

Covers the instructional, management, and assessment strategies to help teachers be more effective at educating black students.

Raising a Digital Child
Raising a Digital Child

Raising a Digital Child

Covers the newest and most popular technologies, along with discussions of the risks each might harbor and the types of behaviors that every child should learn.

Reaching Out to Latino Families of English Language Learners
Reaching Out to Latino Families of English Language Learners

Reaching Out to Latino Families of English Language Learners

This books provides guidance and resources to help teachers communicate and collaborate with the families of Latino English Language Learners (ELLs). Practical tips and tools, including reproducible form letters in English and Spanish, are provided to help teachers solicit valuable information about students from their families, extend families’ knowledge of how U.S. schools operate, and provide families with ideas for helping students with their schoolwork at home.

Read, Write, Lead
Read, Write, Lead

Read, Write, Lead

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

Real Engagement
Real Engagement

Real Engagement

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

Real-World Projects
Real-World Projects

Real-World Projects

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

Reframing Teacher Leadership to Improve Your School
Reframing Teacher Leadership to Improve Your School

Reframing Teacher Leadership to Improve Your School

Explores the essential elements of a teacher leader framework that promotes deep implementation of effective teaching practices. Provides practical ways to support networks of teacher leaders at the school, district, and state levels.

Reinventing Project-Based Learning
Reinventing Project-Based Learning

Reinventing Project-Based Learning

Offers educators a guide for maximizing the benefits of project-based learning in today's technology-rich learning environment.

Research-Based Strategies to Ignite Student Learning
Research-Based Strategies to Ignite Student Learning

Research-Based Strategies to Ignite Student Learning

Explores how to enhance students' memory and test-taking abilities, based on brain research. Provides ways to captivate and hold students' attention and encourage their participation and progress.

Researching in a Digital World
Researching in a Digital World

Researching in a Digital World

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

Results Now
Results Now

Results Now

Discusses how schools can exceed expectations, swiftly reduce achievement gaps, and enhance the lifetime learning of all students. Describes simple actions that can swiftly and substantially improve education and provides a set of structures and practices for improving instruction in any school.

Retaining New Teachers
Retaining New Teachers

Retaining New Teachers

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

Rethinking Grading
Rethinking Grading

Rethinking Grading

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

Rethinking Homework
Rethinking Homework

Rethinking Homework

Covers the debate over whether homework is an essential component of rigorous schooling or a harmful practice. Topics include how to avoid the "homework trap" and "seven steps to building better relationships with parents about homework".

Retool Your School
Retool Your School

Retool Your School

Features why Google Applications are the best free online learning tools available today. Topics include how students and educators can collaborate with Google Documents, how the forms application allows teachers to create instant-feedback quizzes, and how a literature class can take lit trips with Google Maps.

Role Reversal
Role Reversal

Role Reversal

In this book, the author introduces and outlines the Results Only Learning Environment, a place that embraces the final result of learning rather than the traditional methods for arriving at that result. Learn how your students can take charge of their own achievement in an enjoyable, project-based, workshop setting that challenges them with real-world learning scenarios.

STEM Leadership
STEM Leadership

STEM Leadership

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

Safe Practices for Life Online
Safe Practices for Life Online

Safe Practices for Life Online

Offers practical advice to help middle and high school students stay safe online by making better choices and minimizing their risks.

School Climate Change
School Climate Change

School Climate Change

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

School Culture Rewired
School Culture Rewired

School Culture Rewired

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

School Leadership that Works
School Leadership that Works

School Leadership that Works

Explains critical leadership principles that every administrator needs to know including how school leaders can increase student achievement and which leadership practices have the biggest impact on school effectiveness.

Schooling by Design
Schooling by Design

Schooling by Design

Describes how to start with the school's mission and goals and develop a powerful school improvement plan focused on desired results. Explains how to use Understanding by Design's backward-design process to determine the evidence for the plan's success and to plan improvement steps in instruction and leadership roles. Provides action ideas for starting the school improvement process and keeping it going.

Security vs. Access
Security vs. Access

Security vs. Access

Emphasizes the importance of balance in creating school environments that are safe and productive. Provides educators, administrators, and IT staff the information they need to have constructive conversations about security challenges while still making sure students receive an effective, technology-infused education.

Self-Regulated Learning for Academic Success
Self-Regulated Learning for Academic Success

Self-Regulated Learning for Academic Success

Students who are able to self-regulate are the ones who approach challenges with confidence, plan their learning tactics, maintain focus, work well with peers, monitor their progress, seek help when they need it, and adjust their approach for next time. In this resource, the authors present instructional strategies and specific ideas educators can implement in their classrooms to place all students on the path to positive, empowered learning and greater academic success.

Setting the Standard for Project Based Learning
Setting the Standard for Project Based Learning

Setting the Standard for Project Based Learning

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

Short on Time
Short on Time

Short on Time

How can we find time to meet students' and teachers' needs, foster ingenuity and innovation, and apply best practices when so much is demanding our attention? In this resource, the author offers practical advice on how principals can make the most of their time to achieve real success.

Simply Better
Simply Better

Simply Better

This books outlines the principles and practices that can be employed right now in schools to change the odds of meeting the needs of all students and providing a better education for students. Includes interventions that schools must perform to change the odds for students.

Solving 25 Problems in Unit Design
Solving 25 Problems in Unit Design

Solving 25 Problems in Unit Design

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

Sparking Student Creativity
Sparking Student Creativity

Sparking Student Creativity

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

Starting School Right
Starting School Right

Starting School Right

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.

Strengthening and Enriching Your Professional Learning Community
Strengthening and Enriching Your Professional Learning Community

Strengthening and Enriching Your Professional Learning Community

Explains how to use the Process Learning Circle method to ensure your PLC advances the type of teacher learning that is essential to improving student achievement.

Stress-Busting Strategies for Teachers
Stress-Busting Strategies for Teachers

Stress-Busting Strategies for Teachers

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

Student Lab Manual for Argument-Driven Inquiry in Chemistry: Lab Investigations for Grades 9-12
Student Lab Manual for Argument-Driven Inquiry in Chemistry: Lab Investigations for Grades 9-12

Student Lab Manual for Argument-Driven Inquiry in Chemistry: Lab Investigations for Grades 9-12

This book includes 30 field-tested labs that cover a broad range of topics related to chemical reactions and matter’s structure and properties, and give students an opportunity to design their own methods, develop models, collect and analyze data, generate arguments, and critique claims and evidence. Includes lab details, student handouts, safety information, and materials to guide students through these investigations.

Student Lab Manual for Argument-Driven Inquiry in Life Science: Lab Investigations for Grades 6-8
Student Lab Manual for Argument-Driven Inquiry in Life Science: Lab Investigations for Grades 6-8

Student Lab Manual for Argument-Driven Inquiry in Life Science: Lab Investigations for Grades 6-8

This book includes 20 field-tested labs that cover molecules and organisms, ecosystems, biological evolution, and heredity, and give students an opportunity to design their own methods, develop models, collect and analyze data, generate arguments, and critique claims and evidence. Includes lab details, student handouts, safety information, and materials to guide your students through these investigations.

Student Lab Manual for Argument-Driven Inquiry in Physical Science: Lab Investigations for Grades 6-8
Student Lab Manual for Argument-Driven Inquiry in Physical Science: Lab Investigations for Grades 6-8

Student Lab Manual for Argument-Driven Inquiry in Physical Science: Lab Investigations for Grades 6-8

The book provides an introduction to argument-driven inquiry, and includes 22 field-tested labs that cover four core ideas in physical science: matter, motion and forces, energy, and waves. Includes lab details, student handouts, safety information, and materials to guide students through these investigations and help them learn scientific practices.

Student Lab Manual for Argument-Driven Inquiry in Physics, Vol. 1: Mechanics Lab Investigations for Grades 9-12
Student Lab Manual for Argument-Driven Inquiry in Physics, Vol. 1: Mechanics Lab Investigations for Grades 9-12

Student Lab Manual for Argument-Driven Inquiry in Physics, Vol. 1: Mechanics Lab Investigations for Grades 9-12

This book includes 23 field-tested labs that cover topics related to mechanics, including forces and interactions, energy, work, and power. Labs will help students learn the science practices, crosscutting concepts, and core ideas found in the Next Generation Science Standards, and develop the disciplinary skills outlined in the Common Core State Standards. Provides lab details, safety information, handouts, and materials to guide students through these investigations.

Student-Led Discussions
Student-Led Discussions

Student-Led Discussions

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

Student-Powered Podcasting
Student-Powered Podcasting

Student-Powered Podcasting

Provides educators with the information and resources they need to get their students podcasting, including tutorials, adaptable units, and a discussion of ethics and copyright considerations.

Succeeding with Inquiry in Science and Math Classrooms
Succeeding with Inquiry in Science and Math Classrooms

Succeeding with Inquiry in Science and Math Classrooms

Research shows that inquiry-based instruction boosts students’ critical thinking skills and promotes the creative problem solving needed for an energized learning environment. This guide helps hone the necessary skills to plan and implement inquiry-based lessons that engage math and science students.

Summarization in Any Subject
Summarization in Any Subject

Summarization in Any Subject

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.

Supervision for Learning
Supervision for Learning

Supervision for Learning

Provides information on how to transform a supervisory system into a performance-based model that connects to student achievement and teacher professional development.

Supporting the Whole Child
Supporting the Whole Child

Supporting the Whole Child

Focuses on supporting students by differentiating instruction, using scaffolds and interventions, being inclusive and positive, and responding to 21st century learning challenges.

Tablet PCs in K-12 Education
Tablet PCs in K-12 Education

Tablet PCs in K-12 Education

Provides a practical guide for educators who would like to use tablet PCs to instruct, communicate, and collaborate in the classroom.

Taking Action on Adolescent Literacy
Taking Action on Adolescent Literacy

Taking Action on Adolescent Literacy

Provides a leadership plan and action steps that will build on students' literacy skills and intervene with students who falter. Includes strategies to integrate literacy and learning across the content areas; support structures that involve teachers, administrators, parents, and community members in your literacy program; and examples of school environments that sustain literacy development.

Taking Charge of Professional Development
Taking Charge of Professional Development

Taking Charge of Professional Development

Learn how to overcome budget cuts, lack of leadership, top-down mandates, and other obstacles to professional development. Topics include how to combine time, a motivational system, and teacher leadership to generate a schoolwide improvement effort.

Tapping the Power of Personalized Learning
Tapping the Power of Personalized Learning

Tapping the Power of Personalized Learning

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.

Teach, Reflect, Learn
Teach, Reflect, Learn

Teach, Reflect, Learn

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

Teacher Evaluation That Makes a Difference
Teacher Evaluation That Makes a Difference

Teacher Evaluation That Makes a Difference

This book lays out a framework for the “next generation” of teacher evaluation: a model focused primarily on helping educators develop and improve their practice. By taking into account multiple accurate, data-rich measures of teacher performance and student growth, the model ensures that all teachers receive fair, meaningful, and reliable evaluations.

Teacher Leadership That Strengthens Professional Practice
Teacher Leadership That Strengthens Professional Practice

Teacher Leadership That Strengthens Professional Practice

Provides a foundation for developing and supporting highly committed teacher leaders. Including advice for administrators and practical tips for experienced and aspiring teacher leaders, this book presents a clear plan for ensuring that teacher leadership is a powerful force for school improvement.

Teacher Teamwork
Teacher Teamwork

Teacher Teamwork

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

Teachers as Classroom Coaches
Teachers as Classroom Coaches

Teachers as Classroom Coaches

Explains how proven coaching strategies can help teachers inspire students and boost their performance in any subject and grade level. Discusses why a coaching environment creates more student motivation and higher engagement, and provides the strategies and techniques that winning coaches use to help groups and individuals work more productively, overcome difficulties, and achieve meaningful and measurable goals.

Teaching Boys Who Struggle in School
Teaching Boys Who Struggle in School

Teaching Boys Who Struggle in School

This book focuses on ways educators can use the Pathways to Re-Engagement model to create strategies and transform underachieving boys into successful learners in the classroom. Presents four large-scale studies used to discover how boys learn best, and provides lesson plans, and anecdotes from real teachers of all grade levels.

Teaching English Language Learners Across the Content Areas
Teaching English Language Learners Across the Content Areas

Teaching English Language Learners Across the Content Areas

Provides help to teachers, in every subject area, become expert teachers of English language learners (ELL).

Teaching Reading in the Content Areas, ed. 3
Teaching Reading in the Content Areas, ed. 3

Teaching Reading in the Content Areas, ed. 3

This book seeks to help educators understand how to teach reading in their respective disciplines, choose the best reading strategies from the vast array available, and positively influence student learning.

Teaching Students to Drive Their Brains
Teaching Students to Drive Their Brains

Teaching Students to Drive Their Brains

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.

Teaching Students to Self-Assess
Teaching Students to Self-Assess

Teaching Students to Self-Assess

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

Teaching in Tandem
Teaching in Tandem

Teaching in Tandem

This book focuses on creating a successful partnership while co-teaching within a classroom, and examines topics such as organization, engaging students with multiple perspectives, and responding to parental concerns. Provides guidance based on answering questions posed by real co-teachers, and is suitable for principles, teachers, paraprofessionals, and administrators.

Teaching the 4Cs with Technology
Teaching the 4Cs with Technology

Teaching the 4Cs with Technology

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

Teaching the Brain to Read
Teaching the Brain to Read

Teaching the Brain to Read

Provides educators with an understanding of how the brain processes language, emotion, and other stimuli. Includes brain research compatible techniques that help to increase students' motivation to read.

Teaching the Core Skills of Listening & Speaking
Teaching the Core Skills of Listening & Speaking

Teaching the Core Skills of Listening & Speaking

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

Teaching the Critical Vocabulary of the Common Core
Teaching the Critical Vocabulary of the Common Core

Teaching the Critical Vocabulary of the Common Core

This guide provides a list of critical words students must know to be successful with the Common Core State Standards and any other standardized assessment they encounter.

Teaching with Digital Video
Teaching with Digital Video

Teaching with Digital Video

Shows educators how to effectively use digital video in four core curriculum areas: science, social studies, English language arts, and math.

Teaching with Poverty in Mind
Teaching with Poverty in Mind

Teaching with Poverty in Mind

Covers why and how the effects of poverty have to be addressed in classroom teaching and school and district policy. Topics include what poverty does to children's brains and why students raised in poverty are especially subject to stressors that undermine school behavior and performance.

Teaching with Tablets
Teaching with Tablets

Teaching with Tablets

This publication helps educators use tablets for modeling, guided instruction, collaborative learning, independent learning, and formative assessment.

Teaching with the Brain in Mind, 2nd ed., Rev. and Updated
Teaching with the Brain in Mind, 2nd ed., Rev. and Updated

Teaching with the Brain in Mind, 2nd ed., Rev. and Updated

Explores how to improve student achievement and create a more effective classroom by applying brain research to teaching. Includes insights on how students are wired for learning and how their learning behaviors change as they mature.

The 12 Touchstones of Good Teaching
The 12 Touchstones of Good Teaching

The 12 Touchstones of Good Teaching

Drilling down into 12 daily touchstones of great teaching, this book makes it easier for educators to stay focused on the hallmarks of effective instruction.

The 5-Minute Teacher
The 5-Minute Teacher

The 5-Minute Teacher

This publication shares real anecdotes and practical strategies that help educators transform any learning environment into a classroom where students can quickly tap their own initiative, draw from resources, and get help from their peers to learn new content.

The Art and Science of Teaching
The Art and Science of Teaching

The Art and Science of Teaching

Presents a model for ensuring quality teaching that balances the necessity of research-based data with the equally vital need to understand the strengths and weaknesses of individual students.

The Artisan Teaching Model for Instructional Leadership
The Artisan Teaching Model for Instructional Leadership

The Artisan Teaching Model for Instructional Leadership

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 Best Schools
The Best Schools

The Best Schools

Explores learning settings, pedagogical tools, and instructional approaches that any school can adopt to inspire students of all ages to discover their passion for learning.

The Best of Learning & Leading with Technology
The Best of Learning & Leading with Technology

The Best of Learning & Leading with Technology

Features a collection of articles and commentary on the latest trends and topics in educational technology and leadership.

The Core Six
The Core Six

The Core Six

This book provides the best strategies to increase student engagement and achievement and prepare students for college and career.

The Data-Driven Classroom
The Data-Driven Classroom

The Data-Driven Classroom

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

The Differentiated Classroom
The Differentiated Classroom

The Differentiated Classroom

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

The Differentiated Classroom, ed. 2
The Differentiated Classroom, ed. 2

The Differentiated Classroom, ed. 2

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

The Differentiated School
The Differentiated School

The Differentiated School

Includes common misconceptions about differentiation; nonnegotiables that are essential to the implementation of differentiated instruction; factors that contribute to failure to change classroom practice; leadership lessons for accomplishing the change process; tools for monitoring and evaluating the change toward differentiation; and characteristics of staff development practices that support differentiated instruction.

The Essentials of Mathematics K-6
The Essentials of Mathematics K-6

The Essentials of Mathematics K-6

Explores how educators are tackling major challenges in math education including: emphasizing algebraic thinking, problem solving, and communication; connecting math activities to larger purposes and everyday experiences; differentiating instruction based on students' learning styles, interests, and readiness levels; and helping teachers use classroom assessment to guide instruction.

The Essentials of Science, Grades K-6
The Essentials of Science, Grades K-6

The Essentials of Science, Grades K-6

Provides program ideas and practices that will prepare school science programs for stricter new learning objectives and performance goals.

The Formative Assessment Action Plan
The Formative Assessment Action Plan

The Formative Assessment Action Plan

This book focuses on a four-step approach to formative assessment, explaining how the system of give-and-take between student and teacher promotes learning in the classroom. Uses real-life scenarios to demonstrate application of the steps and provide adjustable instruction techniques for any grade level.

The Fundamentals of Literacy Coaching
The Fundamentals of Literacy Coaching

The Fundamentals of Literacy Coaching

Contains strategies for a successful literacy coaching initiative including: roles and responsibilities of literacy coaches; keys to building positive collaboration among literacy coaches, support staff, and faculty members; fundamentals of adult learning that apply in a coaching relationship; ideas to help you monitor the effectiveness of your initiative; and ways to communicate effectively to students and fellow teachers.

The Handbook for Enhancing Professional Practice
The Handbook for Enhancing Professional Practice

The Handbook for Enhancing Professional Practice

Provides specific guidance for teacher educators, teachers, administrators, and others who seek to use the framework to improve their programs and practice. Includes tools for using the framework in teacher preparation, teacher recruitment and hiring, teacher mentoring and peer coaching, professional development, and teacher evaluation.

The Highly Effective Teacher
The Highly Effective Teacher

The Highly Effective Teacher

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 Inspired Teacher
The Inspired Teacher

The Inspired Teacher

Provides research-based pathways that teachers can take, regardless of their experience, to grow professionally and aim for truly inspired teaching.

The Language-Rich Classroom
The Language-Rich Classroom

The Language-Rich Classroom

Provides a framework to help all English Language Learners (ELLs) reach their full potential. Topics include content reading strategies that help ELLs overcome the challenges of academic reading.

The Learning Leader
The Learning Leader

The Learning Leader

Provides school leadership actions and guideposts that will lead to higher student achievement.

The Motivated Brain
The Motivated Brain

The Motivated Brain

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

The Motivated Student
The Motivated Student

The Motivated Student

Provides a reliable blueprint and a set of strategies that are proven to work across a broad spectrum of students. Describes how to get students in every grade focused and ready to learn by developing lesson plans and grading practices that allow every student to experience academic success through sustained effort.

The New Teacher's Companion
The New Teacher's Companion

The New Teacher's Companion

A guide intended to assist new teachers during the first days, weeks, and months of the first year of teaching, to ensure that they are ready for the challenges of the job, equipped with the background knowledge and support they will need for many years to come.

The Power of Extreme Writing
The Power of Extreme Writing

The Power of Extreme Writing

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

The Power of Investigating
The Power of Investigating

The Power of Investigating

This book explores the promise that investigations allow students explore concepts and develop understanding while enabling teachers to maintain the integrity of the curriculum.

The Power of the Adolescent Brain
The Power of the Adolescent Brain

The Power of the Adolescent Brain

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 Practical (and Fun) Guide to Assistive Technology in Public Schools
The Practical (and Fun) Guide to Assistive Technology in Public Schools

The Practical (and Fun) Guide to Assistive Technology in Public Schools

Presents detailed advice and ideas to provide assistive technology services to effectively and efficiently help students.

The Principal 50
The Principal 50

The Principal 50

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

The Principal Influence
The Principal Influence

The Principal Influence

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 Purposeful Classroom
The Purposeful Classroom

The Purposeful Classroom

This book focuses on strategies for educators to understand the purpose of every lesson within the classroom by examining topics such as the difference between standards, objectives, and purposes, the mastery of lesson content, and the motivation of students. Provides specific examples of assignments, purpose statements, and tests for multiple grade levels and content areas.

The Resilient Teacher
The Resilient Teacher

The Resilient Teacher

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

The Strategic Teacher
The Strategic Teacher

The Strategic Teacher

Provides teaching strategies for every grade and subject, with dozens of variations and steps and examples for how to implement them. Instructs teachers on how to choose the right strategy, matching strategy to instructional objectives.

The Teacher 50
The Teacher 50

The Teacher 50

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 Quality Index
The Teacher Quality Index

The Teacher Quality Index

Provides a systematic structure and steps for conducting teacher interviews at district and school levels.

The Tech-Savvy Administrator
The Tech-Savvy Administrator

The Tech-Savvy Administrator

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

The Technology Coordinator's Handbook
The Technology Coordinator's Handbook

The Technology Coordinator's Handbook

Provides a detailed introduction to the roles and functions performed by tech coordinators, the key issues they face, and the basic skills and qualifications needed to fulfill their responsibilities.

The Technology Director's Guide to Leadership
The Technology Director's Guide to Leadership

The Technology Director's Guide to Leadership

Features practical activities and exercises designed to assist and provide leadership in your organization.

The Understanding by Design Guide to Advanced Concepts in Creating and Reviewing Units
The Understanding by Design Guide to Advanced Concepts in Creating and Reviewing Units

The Understanding by Design Guide to Advanced Concepts in Creating and Reviewing Units

This guide offers instructional modules on how to refine units created using Understanding by Design (UbD) and how to effectively review the units using self-assessment and peer review, along with observation and supervision.

The Understanding by Design Guide to Creating High-Quality Units
The Understanding by Design Guide to Creating High-Quality Units

The Understanding by Design Guide to Creating High-Quality Units

This book focuses on the basic concepts behind the Understanding by Design approach used by educators to create classroom curriculum that focus on students' understanding of important ideas and working backwards from there. Contains eight modules that are based on a typical workshop presentation, which can also be studied out of sequence, intended for K-16 educators.

The Well-Balanced Teacher
The Well-Balanced Teacher

The Well-Balanced Teacher

Takes into account how a teacher's heavy workload and busy lifestyle can lead to stress; features how to deal with that stress and how to take care of health issues.

Time to Teach
Time to Teach

Time to Teach

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

Total Literacy Techniques
Total Literacy Techniques

Total Literacy Techniques

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

Total Participation Techniques
Total Participation Techniques

Total Participation Techniques

This book focuses on how educators can use active learning strategies, known as Total Participation Techniques, within the classroom in order to engage K-12 students. Techniques are examined in depth and presented in four parts: overview, implementation instructions, student participation, and classroom personalization, with real-world examples and toolkits for all levels of learning.

Toys to Tools
Toys to Tools

Toys to Tools

Explores how cell phones can be used as learning tools inside or outside of the classroom.

Transformational Teaching in the Information Age
Transformational Teaching in the Information Age

Transformational Teaching in the Information Age

This book focuses on the strategy that educators can utilize in the information age to create a relevant learning experience and educational opportunity by placing students at the center of learning. Uses theory, practice and real-world experiences to illustrate the importance of student-teacher relationships in a K-18 learning environment.

Transformative Assessment
Transformative Assessment

Transformative Assessment

Explains what formative assessment really is, and how to use this approach to improve teaching, learning, classroom climate, teacher professional development, and school performance.

Transformative Assessment in Action
Transformative Assessment in Action

Transformative Assessment in Action

This book examines formative assessment conducted in the classroom and how educators can plan and apply results in the real-world. Provides chapter-specific reflection questions that lay out practical models and guidance for all education levels.

Transforming Classroom Practice
Transforming Classroom Practice

Transforming Classroom Practice

Provides an overview of successful professional development programs that expand teachers' knowledge, skill, and confidence in using technology tools in teaching and learning environments, with the focus on improving teaching and learning rather than on the technology use.

Transforming Professional Development into Student Results
Transforming Professional Development into Student Results

Transforming Professional Development into Student Results

Provides a blueprint for how to ensure professional development can improve student learning by focusing on, evidence of student learning, feedback on teacher and principal decisions, and depth of implementation.

Turning High-Poverty Schools into High-Performing Schools
Turning High-Poverty Schools into High-Performing Schools

Turning High-Poverty Schools into High-Performing Schools

This book provides lessons on what schools do to help students succeed—and how you and your school can adopt the same practices--no matter what socioeconomic climate students live in.

Understanding Common Core State Standards
Understanding Common Core State Standards

Understanding Common Core State Standards

This book focuses on the new national Common Core standards and what educators need to know in order to strengthen learning and teaching methods within the classroom. Chapters focus on the national standards, including understanding, the benefits for students, concerns, and preparation for the 2014-2015 school year when students will assessed on the standards for the first time.

Understanding How Young Children Learn
Understanding How Young Children Learn

Understanding How Young Children Learn

This book provides tips and processes that inspire or propel learning to help teachers design their curriculum and pedagogy.

Understanding by Design, Expanded 2nd ed.
Understanding by Design, Expanded 2nd ed.

Understanding by Design, Expanded 2nd ed.

Provides a framework for good design--of curriculum, assessment, and instruction--focused on developing and deepening understanding of important ideas. Explains how educators can design learning experiences that make it much more likely that students understand content and apply it in meaningful ways.

Unlocking Student Potential
Unlocking Student Potential

Unlocking Student Potential

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

Upgrade Your Curriculum
Upgrade Your Curriculum

Upgrade Your Curriculum

The purpose of this book is to explain how teachers and administrators can upgrade their schools' current curriculum and recalibrate instructional practices to embrace modern learning.

Using Data to Focus Instructional Improvement
Using Data to Focus Instructional Improvement

Using Data to Focus Instructional Improvement

The book shows teachers how to analyze and process their schools' data in order to energize their teaching, advance their schools' instructional practices, and improve student outcomes.

Using Technology with Classroom Instruction that Works
Using Technology with Classroom Instruction that Works

Using Technology with Classroom Instruction that Works

Presents new educational tools that support research-based instruction, and learn new ways to use educational technologies, such as word processing and spreadsheet applications, multimedia, data collection tools, communication software, and the Internet.

Using Technology with Classroom Instruction that Works, ed. 2
Using Technology with Classroom Instruction that Works, ed. 2

Using Technology with Classroom Instruction that Works, ed. 2

Presents new educational tools that support research-based instruction, and learn new ways to use educational technologies, such as word processing and spreadsheet applications, multimedia, data collection tools, communication software, and the Internet.

Videoconferencing for K-12 Classrooms, ed. 2
Videoconferencing for K-12 Classrooms, ed. 2

Videoconferencing for K-12 Classrooms, ed. 2

Provides a comprehensive review of options for building an effective videoconferencing program, from initial planning to teacher training, implementation, and assessment.

Visual Arts Units for All Levels
Visual Arts Units for All Levels

Visual Arts Units for All Levels

Covers working with graphics files, creating slide shows, hyper linking multimedia, digital animation, and virtual reality.

Vocab Rehab
Vocab Rehab

Vocab Rehab

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

Wasting Minds
Wasting Minds

Wasting Minds

This book attempts to challenge the assumptions that are rooted within the education community and bring clarity to aspects of the school reform movement. Presented in two parts, the first discusses the flawed ideas currently implemented in school systems, and the second relates how a revised strategy is the answer to many problems.

Web 2.0
Web 2.0

Web 2.0

Provides an overview of the emerging Web 2.0 technologies and their use in the classroom and in professional development.

Web 2.0
Web 2.0

Web 2.0

Explores the very best online collaborative tools available today (including blogs, wikis, and social networking) and Web 2.0 applications (Skype, Google Earth, Wordle, and more) that make a difference in education.

West Meets East
West Meets East

West Meets East

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

What Every School Leader Needs to Know About RTI
What Every School Leader Needs to Know About RTI

What Every School Leader Needs to Know About RTI

Covers the Response to Intervention (RTI) approach to help teachers through the steps of setting up multiple assessments, analyzing performance data, and responding to learning problems.

What Teachers Really Need to Know About Formative Assessment
What Teachers Really Need to Know About Formative Assessment

What Teachers Really Need to Know About Formative Assessment

Explains how to make formative assessments a seamless and natural part of the teaching process and provides assessment strategies that can be used before, during, and after instruction to learning.

What Works in K-12 Online Learning
What Works in K-12 Online Learning

What Works in K-12 Online Learning

Provides an overview of effective online teaching and learning practices.

What Works in Schools
What Works in Schools

What Works in Schools

Provides information for schools and teachers on how to improve student achievement. Discusses which instructional strategies really work; why data is a critical component to school improvement; how important collegiality and professional development are; and what types of parental and community involvement make a difference.

When Teaching Gets Tough
When Teaching Gets Tough

When Teaching Gets Tough

This book offers practical strategies teachers can use to help reclaim and sustain energy and enthusiasm for teaching.

Where Great Teaching Begins
Where Great Teaching Begins

Where Great Teaching Begins

This book is a step-by-step walk through the behind-the-scenes intellectual work necessary to make instruction truly effective and help students learn deeply and meaningfully. Intended to assist teachers in learning how to translate standards into objectives, use objectives for the basis of assessment, develop learning objectives that incorporate targeted content and thinking skills, and pull objectives, assessments, and learning activities into teaching plans for learning.

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

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

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.

Secondary Science

Adventures With Arthropods
Adventures With Arthropods

Adventures With Arthropods

This book provides teachers with lessons geared to middle school students, which teach everything from anatomy, growth, and behavior to eating preferences and environmental needs of arthropods, and illustrate arthropods’ many essential ecological services, without which global ecosystems would collapse.

Student Lab Manual for Argument-Driven Inquiry in Physical Science: Lab Investigations for Grades 6-8
Student Lab Manual for Argument-Driven Inquiry in Physical Science: Lab Investigations for Grades 6-8

Student Lab Manual for Argument-Driven Inquiry in Physical Science: Lab Investigations for Grades 6-8

The book provides an introduction to argument-driven inquiry, and includes 22 field-tested labs that cover four core ideas in physical science: matter, motion and forces, energy, and waves. Includes lab details, student handouts, safety information, and materials to guide students through these investigations and help them learn scientific practices.

Argument-Driven Inquiry in Physical Science
Argument-Driven Inquiry in Physical Science

Argument-Driven Inquiry in Physical Science

This book discusses the stages of argument-driven inquiry—from question identification, data analysis, and argument development and evaluation to double-blind peer review and report revision, and provides a series of 22 field-tested labs for students.

Student Lab Manual for Argument-Driven Inquiry in Physics, Vol. 1: Mechanics Lab Investigations for Grades 9-12
Student Lab Manual for Argument-Driven Inquiry in Physics, Vol. 1: Mechanics Lab Investigations for Grades 9-12

Student Lab Manual for Argument-Driven Inquiry in Physics, Vol. 1: Mechanics Lab Investigations for Grades 9-12

This book includes 23 field-tested labs that cover topics related to mechanics, including forces and interactions, energy, work, and power. Labs will help students learn the science practices, crosscutting concepts, and core ideas found in the Next Generation Science Standards, and develop the disciplinary skills outlined in the Common Core State Standards. Provides lab details, safety information, handouts, and materials to guide students through these investigations.

Argument-Driven Inquiry in Physics, v. 1
Argument-Driven Inquiry in Physics, v. 1

Argument-Driven Inquiry in Physics, v. 1

This book describes the Argument-Driven Inquiry (ADI) instructional model and the components of ADI lab investigations, and provides 23 field-tested labs covering a wide variety of topics related to forces and interactions, energy, work, and power.

Beyond the Egg Drop
Beyond the Egg Drop

Beyond the Egg Drop

This book presents a thorough discussion on the rationale, justification, meaning, and implementation of integrating engineering into high school science curriculum. Twenty-four flexible, engineering-infused physics lessons that cover mechanics, optics, electricity, and thermodynamics are provided.

Big Data Small Devices
Big Data Small Devices

Big Data Small Devices

This book is designed for Earth and environmental science teachers who want to help students work with large data sets via their devices, to investigate the world around them, and detect patterns among phenomena related to the atmosphere, biosphere, geosphere, hydrosphere, and seasons.

Building the Science Department
Building the Science Department

Building the Science Department

This book describes how your science department can become a site for developing science teachers’ professional learning, through stories from teachers who walk the sometimes-rocky path of reforming science teaching and learning.

Creating a STEM Culture for Teaching and Learning
Creating a STEM Culture for Teaching and Learning

Creating a STEM Culture for Teaching and Learning

This book provides readers with various methodologies and practices for implementing a STEM culture within school curriculum.

Disciplinary Core Ideas
Disciplinary Core Ideas

Disciplinary Core Ideas

This book aims to reshape your approach to teaching and your students’ way of learning, and coverscore ideas in teaching Physical science, Life science, Earth and Space sciences engineering, technology, and applications of science.

Dive In! Immersion in Science Practices for High School Students
Dive In! Immersion in Science Practices for High School Students

Dive In! Immersion in Science Practices for High School Students

This book presents readers with a realistic picture of the successes and challenges of integrating A Framework for K 12 Science Education and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) practices into classroom curriculum.

Eureka!
Eureka!

Eureka!

This book provides 27 lessons for introducing your students to who scientists and engineers are and what they do, and helping your students see scientists and engineers as real women and men. With a focus on science and engineering practices, the lessons include recommended teaching strategies, have a learning-cycle format, and examine the character traits of the featured scientists and engineers that helped each to succeed.

Student Lab Manual for Argument-Driven Inquiry in Life Science: Lab Investigations for Grades 6-8
Student Lab Manual for Argument-Driven Inquiry in Life Science: Lab Investigations for Grades 6-8

Student Lab Manual for Argument-Driven Inquiry in Life Science: Lab Investigations for Grades 6-8

This book includes 20 field-tested labs that cover molecules and organisms, ecosystems, biological evolution, and heredity, and give students an opportunity to design their own methods, develop models, collect and analyze data, generate arguments, and critique claims and evidence. Includes lab details, student handouts, safety information, and materials to guide your students through these investigations.

Student Lab Manual for Argument-Driven Inquiry in Chemistry: Lab Investigations for Grades 9-12
Student Lab Manual for Argument-Driven Inquiry in Chemistry: Lab Investigations for Grades 9-12

Student Lab Manual for Argument-Driven Inquiry in Chemistry: Lab Investigations for Grades 9-12

This book includes 30 field-tested labs that cover a broad range of topics related to chemical reactions and matter’s structure and properties, and give students an opportunity to design their own methods, develop models, collect and analyze data, generate arguments, and critique claims and evidence. Includes lab details, student handouts, safety information, and materials to guide students through these investigations.

Problem-Based Learning in the Earth and Space Science Classroom, K-12
Problem-Based Learning in the Earth and Space Science Classroom, K-12

Problem-Based Learning in the Earth and Space Science Classroom, K-12

The 14 lessons in this book cover concepts such as motion, energy, and magnetism in true-to-life contexts, and offers a comprehensive description of why, how, and when to implement problem-based learning (PBL) in your curriculum.

Picture-Perfect STEM Lessons, 3-5
Picture-Perfect STEM Lessons, 3-5

Picture-Perfect STEM Lessons, 3-5

This book’s lessons for grades 3-5 convey how science, technology, engineering, and mathematics intersect in the real world, using a variety of books to teach STEM concepts and reading comprehension. Includes ways to plan and carry out investigations, analyze and interpret data, and construct explanations and design solutions; provides additional student resources, assessments, and connections to science standards and Common Core State Standards for English and mathematics.

Picture-Perfect STEM Lessons, K-2
Picture-Perfect STEM Lessons, K-2

Picture-Perfect STEM Lessons, K-2

This book’s lessons for grades K-2 convey how science, technology, engineering, and mathematics intersect in the real world, using picture books to teach STEM concepts and reading comprehension. Leads students to ask questions, define problems, obtain, evaluate, and communicate information, and formulate arguments. Provides additional student resources, assessments, and connections to science standards and Common Core State Standards for English and mathematics.

More Everyday Engineering
More Everyday Engineering

More Everyday Engineering

This compilation brings together activities based on the “Everyday Engineering” columns from the NSTA journal Science Scope. Thirteen hands-on investigations focus on three aspects of engineering: designing and building, reverse engineering to learn how something works, and constructing and testing models. Each lesson includes in-depth teacher background information, expected sample data, a materials list, and a student activity sheet for recording results.

Learning to Read the Earth and Sky
Learning to Read the Earth and Sky

Learning to Read the Earth and Sky

This book provides resources for supporting the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), and includes Earth science labs and activities, insights into student expectations and misconceptions, ideas for inspiring true investigation, stories of real scientific discovery, an exploration of how to mentor students, and guidance on how to translate the NGSS into specific examples students can touch, see, and experience.

Inquiring Scientists, Inquiring Readers in Middle School
Inquiring Scientists, Inquiring Readers in Middle School

Inquiring Scientists, Inquiring Readers in Middle School

This book blends inquiry-based science and literacy instruction to support learning and maximize time, and provides lessons that integrate all aspects of literacy, a learning-cycle framework, and investigations that support current standards and encompass life, physical, and Earth and space sciences. Units include scientific background, common misconceptions, annotated text lists, safety considerations, differentiation strategies, reproducible student pages, and assessments.

Helping Students Make Sense of the World Using Next Generation Science and Engineering Practices
Helping Students Make Sense of the World Using Next Generation Science and Engineering Practices

Helping Students Make Sense of the World Using Next Generation Science and Engineering Practices

This book provides understanding and practical examples of the practices presented in A Framework for K–12 Science Education and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), and addresses important questions about how engaging students in science and engineering practices helps improve science education, what the eight practices look like in the classroom, and how educators can engage students in practices to bring the NGSS to life.

Perspectives on Science Education
Perspectives on Science Education

Perspectives on Science Education

This book provides perspectives on leadership and science education, presented in the form of a seminar. It starts with an introduction to perspectives, challenges, standards, and leadership, continues with a brief history of science education, and then covers some of the current issues and topics in education such as state standards and district leadership, curriculum programs, professional development, and assessment and accountability.

The Power of Investigating
The Power of Investigating

The Power of Investigating

This book explores the promise that investigations allow students explore concepts and develop understanding while enabling teachers to maintain the integrity of the curriculum.

Education

1-to-1 Learning, ed. 2
1-to-1 Learning, ed. 2

1-to-1 Learning, ed. 2

Provides practical planning advice, case studies of successful programs, and numerous implementation resources. Also covers 1-to-1 leadership, tablet PCs, and the shift toward learner-centric educational environments.

10 Steps to Managing Change in Schools
10 Steps to Managing Change in Schools

10 Steps to Managing Change in Schools

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

100+ Ways to Recognize & Reward Your School Staff
100+ Ways to Recognize & Reward Your School Staff

100+ Ways to Recognize & Reward Your School Staff

Provides school administrators with practical, easy-to-use, and inexpensive ways to reward and recognize the efforts of their staff. More than 100 ideas are divided into three categories based on the amount of effort they require.

17,000 Classroom Visits Can’t Be Wrong
17,000 Classroom Visits Can’t Be Wrong

17,000 Classroom Visits Can’t Be Wrong

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

5 Myths About Classroom Technology
5 Myths About Classroom Technology

5 Myths About Classroom Technology

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

A Better Approach to Mobile Devices
A Better Approach to Mobile Devices

A Better Approach to Mobile Devices

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

A Close Look at Close Reading
A Close Look at Close Reading

A Close Look at Close Reading

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

A Close Look at Close Reading
A Close Look at Close Reading

A Close Look at Close Reading

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

A Differentiated Approach to the Common Core
A Differentiated Approach to the Common Core

A Differentiated Approach to the Common Core

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

A Handbook for Classroom Instruction that Works, ed. 2
A Handbook for Classroom Instruction that Works, ed. 2

A Handbook for Classroom Instruction that Works, ed. 2

This book provides instructional strategies and lets you choose among strategies presented for those that interest you and fit your classroom needs. Exercises help you check your understanding and rubrics help you to assess the effectiveness of the strategy with your students.

A Handbook for the Art and Science of Teaching
A Handbook for the Art and Science of Teaching

A Handbook for the Art and Science of Teaching

An in-depth resource for workshops, professional learning communities, teacher training, and self-help. Topics include how to establish good classroom management and effective relationships with students.

A Teacher's Guide to Multisensory Learning
A Teacher's Guide to Multisensory Learning

A Teacher's Guide to Multisensory Learning

Shows teachers how to engage students through hands-on, visual, auditory, and olfactory stimuli and link the activities to relevant academic objectives. Provides classroom examples of how teachers use multisensory learning techniques to help students interact with material more intensely and retain what they learn for longer periods of time.

A Teacher's Guide to Special Education
A Teacher's Guide to Special Education

A Teacher's Guide to Special Education

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.

A World-Class Education
A World-Class Education

A World-Class Education

This book discusses what the best school systems in the world are doing right for the purpose of identifying what U.S. schools, at the national, state, and local level, might do differently and better.

Achieving Next Generation Literacy
Achieving Next Generation Literacy

Achieving Next Generation Literacy

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

Activating the Desire to Learn
Activating the Desire to Learn

Activating the Desire to Learn

Provides an overview of the research on internal motivation. Includes strategies for activating internal motivation at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. Provides suggestions on how to assess degrees of student motivation and guidelines for integrating the principles of internal motivation with standards-based instruction.

Advancing Formative Assessment in Every Classroom
Advancing Formative Assessment in Every Classroom