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101 Strategies to Make Academic Vocabulary Stick, ed. , v.
101 Strategies to Make Academic Vocabulary Stick, ed. , v.

101 Strategies to Make Academic Vocabulary Stick, ed. , v.

This book is a guide to how to teach the essential, high-frequency words that appear in academic contexts—and reverse the disadvantages of what she calls "word poverty." It provides a selection of engaging strategies to help educators across all content areas and grade levels not only teach students a large quantity of words but also ensure that they know these words well.

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

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

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

Assessing Multilingual Learners, ed. , v.
Assessing Multilingual Learners, ed. , v.

Assessing Multilingual Learners, ed. , v.

This book addresses the needs of multilingual students who enter a new school and have to learn to adapt to a new country and a new language—and they must be assessed along with their peers. It presents the story of Ana, a newcomer to the United States and its school system and, in a month-by-month format, reveals how assessment affects students, teachers, families, and school leaders. It shows teachers how to collect, analyze, and act upon data about multilingual learners.

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

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

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

Bold Moves for Schools, ed. , v.
Bold Moves for Schools, ed. , v.

Bold Moves for Schools, ed. , v.

This book proposes a new approach to pedagogy as the basis for the bold moves teachers and leaders need to make to engage all learners and prepare them for now and into the future. The authors examine every aspect of K-12 education, including teacher roles, curriculum, instruction, and assessment, as well as the physical and virtual learning spaces that engage 21st century teachers and learners.

Building Equity, ed. , v.
Building Equity, ed. , v.

Building Equity, ed. , v.

Introduces a new model to clarify the structural and interpersonal components of an equitable and schooling experience, as well as a survey-based tool to help school and teacher leaders uncover equity-related issues and organize their efforts to better address physical integration, social-emotional engagement, opportunity to learn, instructional excellence, and engaged and inspired learners.

Building on the Strengths of Students with Special Needs, ed. , v.
Building on the Strengths of Students with Special Needs, ed. , v.

Building on the Strengths of Students with Special Needs, ed. , v.

This book focuses on specific disabilities and inclusive curriculum scenarios for learners in K-12 environments. It offers advice on how to prevent labels from capping student potential and encouragement to help teachers continually improve learner outcomes, and walks teachers through the process of reinforcing, motivating, scaffolding, and planning for instruction that targets learners of all ability levels.

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

Checking for Understanding, ed. 2, v.

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

Creating a Culture of Reflective Practice, ed. , v.
Creating a Culture of Reflective Practice, ed. , v.

Creating a Culture of Reflective Practice, ed. , v.

This book draws on lessons learned from educators across grade levels, content areas, and district demographics to present a guide to developing a culture of reflective practice in your school. It explores ideas to help gain a clear understanding of role and responsibilities—and those of the teachers—within each stage of the continuum of self-reflection, and uses real-life examples to determine how teacher-leadership activities and strategic coaching can move them forward.

Digital Portfolios in the Classroom, ed. , v.
Digital Portfolios in the Classroom, ed. , v.

Digital Portfolios in the Classroom, ed. , v.

This book is a guide to help teachers sort through, capture, and make sense of the messiness associated with assessment. By shining a spotlight on three types of student portfolios—performance, process, and progress—and how they can be used to assess student work, it assists educators in navigating the maze of digital tools and implement the results to drive instruction.

Effective Teacher Interviews, ed. , v.
Effective Teacher Interviews, ed. , v.

Effective Teacher Interviews, ed. , v.

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

Encouragement in the Classroom, ed. , v.
Encouragement in the Classroom, ed. , v.

Encouragement in the Classroom, ed. , v.

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

Engaging & Challenging Gifted Students, ed. , v.
Engaging & Challenging Gifted Students, ed. , v.

Engaging & Challenging Gifted Students, ed. , v.

This book provides teachers with the information and strategies they need to spot, advocate for, engage, and challenge exceptional learners in their classrooms. It enables them to learn how to recognize the challenges of each child, identify the five unexpected traits of exceptional learners, and adjust teaching to meet the needs of all learners.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Engaging Minds in the Classroom, ed. , v.
Engaging Minds in the Classroom, ed. , v.

Engaging Minds in the Classroom, ed. , v.

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

Engineering Essentials for STEM Instruction, ed. , v.
Engineering Essentials for STEM Instruction, ed. , v.

Engineering Essentials for STEM Instruction, ed. , v.

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

Ensuring High-Quality Curriculum, ed. , v.
Ensuring High-Quality Curriculum, ed. , v.

Ensuring High-Quality Curriculum, ed. , v.

This guide offers advice and real-life examples from elementary and secondary units of study across a variety of content areas and standards, as well as field-tested rubrics, protocols, and other tools. It also provides criteria for evaluating each component of a curriculum and end-of-chapter checklists to help ensure that criteria are met.

Even on Your Worst Day You Can Be a Student's Best Hope, ed. , v.
Even on Your Worst Day You Can Be a Student's Best Hope, ed. , v.

Even on Your Worst Day You Can Be a Student's Best Hope, ed. , v.

In this guide, the author presents an approach informed by the teachers who helped him and honed through years of connecting with kids who needed someone to show them a path to a more positive future. He shares the little things you can do to prepare yourself for the hard work of making a difference and offers advice for bridging cultural divides, earning students' trust, and equipping them to take responsibility for their own success.

Fighting for Change in Your School, ed. , v.
Fighting for Change in Your School, ed. , v.

Fighting for Change in Your School, ed. , v.

This book offers guidance to help educators select, implement, and assess effective school- or districtwide initiatives. It is filled with resources like action checklists, principles to guide educators, and in-depth questions and protocols, for engaging in collaborative professional development activities that strengthen teaching and learning practices and improve student achievement.

Five Levers to Improve Learning, ed. , v.
Five Levers to Improve Learning, ed. , v.

Five Levers to Improve Learning, ed. , v.

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

Grading Smarter Not Harder, ed. , v.
Grading Smarter Not Harder, ed. , v.

Grading Smarter Not Harder, ed. , v.

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

Handling Student Frustrations, ed. , v.
Handling Student Frustrations, ed. , v.

Handling Student Frustrations, ed. , v.

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

Hanging In, ed. , v.
Hanging In, ed. , v.

Hanging In, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

How to Differentiate Instruction in Academically Diverse Classrooms, ed. 3, v.
How to Differentiate Instruction in Academically Diverse Classrooms, ed. 3, v.

How to Differentiate Instruction in Academically Diverse Classrooms, ed. 3, v.

This book covers the fundamentals of differentiating instruction for students in an academically diverse classroom and provides additional guidelines and new strategies for how to go about it. It explores what differentiation is and why it is essential, how to set up the flexible and supportive learning environment that promotes success, how to manage a differentiated classroom, and how to plan lessons differentiated by readiness, interest, and learning profile.

How to Give Effective Feedback to Your Students, ed. 2, v.
How to Give Effective Feedback to Your Students, ed. 2, v.

How to Give Effective Feedback to Your Students, ed. 2, v.

This book offers enhanced guidance for considering the effectiveness of properly crafted and individually tailored feedback on student work. It provides information on every aspect of feedback, including strategies to uplift and encourage students to persevere in their work; how to formulate and deliver feedback that both assesses learning and extends instruction; and when and how to use oral, written, and visual as well as individual, group, or whole-class feedback.

How to Use Grading to Improve Learning, ed. , v.
How to Use Grading to Improve Learning, ed. , v.

How to Use Grading to Improve Learning, ed. , v.

This book guides educators at all levels in figuring out how to produce grades for single assignments and report cards that accurately communicate student achievement of learning goals. It explores topics that are fundamental to effective grading and learning practices, including acknowledging that all students can learn, supporting and motivating student effort and learning, designing and grading appropriate assessments, and implementing learning-focused grading policies.

Instructional Coaching in Action, ed. , v.
Instructional Coaching in Action, ed. , v.

Instructional Coaching in Action, ed. , v.

This book provides insight and demonstrates how educator-centered instructional coaching can make a difference in teacher learning, instructional practice, and student outcomes.

Keeping It Real and Relevant, ed. , v.
Keeping It Real and Relevant, ed. , v.

Keeping It Real and Relevant, ed. , v.

This book offers lessons that educators at all levels can apply to teaching, assessing, counseling, and designing interventions for learners from all walks of life. It also offers real-life examples of challenging classroom situations, each with a detailed breakdown of how they were peacefully and non-punitively resolved and strategies for designing learning environments suited to the individual needs of students and reflective of their cultural backgrounds.

Leading an Inclusive School, ed. , v.
Leading an Inclusive School, ed. , v.

Leading an Inclusive School, ed. , v.

This book is a guide for ensuring that your school provides the federally guaranteed "least restrictive environment" for students no matter the severity of the challenges they face.

Learning From Coaching, ed. , v.
Learning From Coaching, ed. , v.

Learning From Coaching, ed. , v.

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

Learning Transformed, ed. , v.
Learning Transformed, ed. , v.

Learning Transformed, ed. , v.

This book outlines eight keys--each a piece of a puzzle for transforming the K-12 education system of teaching and learning--to intentionally design tomorrow's schools so that today's learners are prepared for success . . . and stand ready to create new industries, find new cures, and solve world problems.

Learning in the Fast Lane, ed. , v.
Learning in the Fast Lane, ed. , v.

Learning in the Fast Lane, ed. , v.

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

Lesson Imaging in Math and Science, ed. , v.
Lesson Imaging in Math and Science, ed. , v.

Lesson Imaging in Math and Science, ed. , v.

Featuring classroom examples, lesson imaging templates, and tips on how to start the process, this book helps teachers anticipate students' ideas and questions and stimulate deeper learning in science, math, engineering, and technology.

Managing 21st Century Classrooms, ed. , v.
Managing 21st Century Classrooms, ed. , v.

Managing 21st Century Classrooms, ed. , v.

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

Mastering Formative Assessment Moves, ed. , v.
Mastering Formative Assessment Moves, ed. , v.

Mastering Formative Assessment Moves, ed. , v.

This book explores classroom-tested formative assessment moves—priming, posing, pausing, probing, bouncing, tagging, and binning--including foundational research, explaining how and when to best use them and describing what they look like in practice. Highlights include case studies, try-now tasks, and tips and advice from beginning and seasoned teachers who use these formative assessment moves in their classrooms.

Measuring What We Do in Schools, ed. , v.
Measuring What We Do in Schools, ed. , v.

Measuring What We Do in Schools, ed. , v.

This book details the crucial role program evaluation serves in school success and how to implement meaningful evaluations that make a difference. It provides a road map of how to conduct comprehensive, system-wide evaluations of programs and processes; the tools needed to obtain usable, pertinent information; and how to use these data to expand teachers' and administrators' data-informed decision-making focus.

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

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

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

Peer Feedback in the Classroom, ed. , v.
Peer Feedback in the Classroom, ed. , v.

Peer Feedback in the Classroom, ed. , v.

This book explores the role peer feedback plays in learning and teaching. It will help teachers gain an understanding of what meaningful feedback looks like; establish a student-led learning environment that supports risk taking and honest sharing; teach students to be adept peer strategists; develop cooperative student expert groups; and use technology to enhance collaboration, streamline the learning and revision process, and strengthen students' digital citizenship skills.

Read, Write, Lead, ed. , v.
Read, Write, Lead, ed. , v.

Read, Write, Lead, ed. , v.

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

Researching in a Digital World, ed. , v.
Researching in a Digital World, ed. , v.

Researching in a Digital World, ed. , v.

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

School Climate Change, ed. , v.
School Climate Change, ed. , v.

School Climate Change, ed. , v.

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

School Culture Recharged, ed. , v.
School Culture Recharged, ed. , v.

School Culture Recharged, ed. , v.

This book offers practical advice and strategies that help you build positive energy to reinvigorate your school's culture and staff. It zeroes in on key school improvement efforts, including moving from the culture you have to the culture you want; using the school's culture to improve teaching, job satisfaction, and morale; maximizing the intentions of professional learning communities; and developing organizational habits that can contribute to positive change.

Solving the Homework Problem by Flipping the Learning, ed. , v.
Solving the Homework Problem by Flipping the Learning, ed. , v.

Solving the Homework Problem by Flipping the Learning, ed. , v.

This book outlines why traditional homework causes dread and frustration for students; how flipped learning—completing the harder or more analytical aspects of learning in class as opposed to having students do it on their own—improves student learning; and how teachers can create flipped assignments that both engage students and advance student learning.

Sparking Student Creativity, ed. , v.
Sparking Student Creativity, ed. , v.

Sparking Student Creativity, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

Student-Led Discussions, ed. , v.
Student-Led Discussions, ed. , v.

Student-Led Discussions, ed. , v.

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

Students at the Center, ed. , v.
Students at the Center, ed. , v.

Students at the Center, ed. , v.

This book maps out a transformative model of personalization that puts students at the center and asks them to employ the set of dispositions for engagement and learning known as the Habits of Mind.

Success with IEPs, ed. , v.
Success with IEPs, ed. , v.

Success with IEPs, ed. , v.

This book explores how the special education teacher and the general education teacher work together to create a student's individualized education plan (IEP) towards each student meeting carefully crafted goals. It addresses five common challenges posed by IEPs: understanding the full scope of the teacher's role, doing critical prep work for IEP meetings, offering modifications and accommodations, contributing to the IEP team, and monitoring student progress.

Teaching in the Fast Lane, ed. , v.
Teaching in the Fast Lane, ed. , v.

Teaching in the Fast Lane, ed. , v.

This book details how to design, manage, and maintain an active classroom that balances autonomy and structure. It offers student-centered strategies on sorting, station teaching, and cooperative learning that will help teachers build on students' intellectual curiosity, self-efficacy, and sense of purpose.

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

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

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

Teaching to Strengths, ed. , v.
Teaching to Strengths, ed. , v.

Teaching to Strengths, ed. , v.

This book outlines a comprehensive, collaborative approach to teaching that focuses on students' strengths and resiliency. It encourages educators to embrace teaching and school-wide practices that support and enhance the academic and social-emotional development of students living with trauma, violence, and chronic stress.

The Best Class You Never Taught, ed. , v.
The Best Class You Never Taught, ed. , v.

The Best Class You Never Taught, ed. , v.

This book provides a step-by-step guide for the implementation of Spider Web Discussion, covering everything from introducing the technique to creating rubrics for discussion self-assessment to the nuts and bolts of charting the conversations and using the data collected for formative assessment.

The Coach Approach to School Leadership, ed. , v.
The Coach Approach to School Leadership, ed. , v.

The Coach Approach to School Leadership, ed. , v.

This book addresses a dilemma faced by many principals: how to function as learning leaders while fulfilling their evaluative and management duties. The answer? Incorporating instructional coaching techniques as an integral part of serious school improvement.

The Data-Driven Classroom, ed. , v.
The Data-Driven Classroom, ed. , v.

The Data-Driven Classroom, ed. , v.

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

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

The Differentiated Classroom, ed. 2, v.

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

The Formative Five, ed. , v.
The Formative Five, ed. , v.

The Formative Five, ed. , v.

For success in school and life, students need more than proficiency in academic subjects and good scores on tests. To truly thrive, students need to develop attributes that aren't typically measured on standardized tests. In this book, educators will learn how to foster the "Formative Five" success skills that today's students need, including : empathy; self-control; integrity; embracing diversity; and grit.

The Perfect Assessment System, ed. , v.
The Perfect Assessment System, ed. , v.

The Perfect Assessment System, ed. , v.

This book calls for the ground-up redevelopment of assessment in U.S. education. It maps out the adjustments in practice and culture necessary to generate both accurate accountability data and the specific evidence of individual mastery that will support sound instructional decision making and better learning in the classroom.

The Resilient Teacher, ed. , v.
The Resilient Teacher, ed. , v.

The Resilient Teacher, ed. , v.

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

The Tech-Savvy Administrator, ed. , v.
The Tech-Savvy Administrator, ed. , v.

The Tech-Savvy Administrator, ed. , v.

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

Time to Teach, ed. , v.
Time to Teach, ed. , v.

Time to Teach, ed. , v.

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

Total Literacy Techniques, ed. , v.
Total Literacy Techniques, ed. , v.

Total Literacy Techniques, ed. , v.

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

Total Participation Techniques, ed. 2, v.
Total Participation Techniques, ed. 2, v.

Total Participation Techniques, ed. 2, v.

This book provides detailed descriptions of the Total Participation Techniques (TPTs) with step-by-step instructions and includes new techniques to engage K–12 students in active learning as well as ways to adapt and personalize the techniques to fit your context and content. Techniques are presented in four parts: overview, implementation instructions, student participation, and classroom personalization, with real-world examples and toolkits for all levels of learning.

Unpacking Fractions, ed. , v.
Unpacking Fractions, ed. , v.

Unpacking Fractions, ed. , v.

This book provides teachers with concrete strategies for achieving the worthy goal of "algebra for all" that will not be possible until "fractions for all" is a reality. It offers three fundamental reasons why it's imperative for us to take a closer look at how we teach fractions: fractions play a key role in students' feelings about mathematics; fractions are fundamental to school math and daily life; and fractions are foundational to success in algebra.

Vocab Rehab, ed. , v.
Vocab Rehab, ed. , v.

Vocab Rehab, ed. , v.

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

West Meets East, ed. , v.
West Meets East, ed. , v.

West Meets East, ed. , v.

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

What Makes a World-Class School and How We Can Get There, ed. , v.
What Makes a World-Class School and How We Can Get There, ed. , v.

What Makes a World-Class School and How We Can Get There, ed. , v.

This book explores how the gap in measures of achievement between students in the United States and those in other countries can be reduced. It provides analysis of recent international assessment results, in-depth profiles of high-achieving education systems around the globe, strategies for aligning successful educational approaches from international systems to U.S. schools, and transformative ideas for cultivating a truly world-class system of schooling.

Education

101 Strategies to Make Academic Vocabulary Stick, ed. , v.
101 Strategies to Make Academic Vocabulary Stick, ed. , v.

101 Strategies to Make Academic Vocabulary Stick, ed. , v.

This book is a guide to how to teach the essential, high-frequency words that appear in academic contexts—and reverse the disadvantages of what she calls "word poverty." It provides a selection of engaging strategies to help educators across all content areas and grade levels not only teach students a large quantity of words but also ensure that they know these words well.

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

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

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

Assessing Multilingual Learners, ed. , v.
Assessing Multilingual Learners, ed. , v.

Assessing Multilingual Learners, ed. , v.

This book addresses the needs of multilingual students who enter a new school and have to learn to adapt to a new country and a new language—and they must be assessed along with their peers. It presents the story of Ana, a newcomer to the United States and its school system and, in a month-by-month format, reveals how assessment affects students, teachers, families, and school leaders. It shows teachers how to collect, analyze, and act upon data about multilingual learners.

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

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

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

Bold Moves for Schools, ed. , v.
Bold Moves for Schools, ed. , v.

Bold Moves for Schools, ed. , v.

This book proposes a new approach to pedagogy as the basis for the bold moves teachers and leaders need to make to engage all learners and prepare them for now and into the future. The authors examine every aspect of K-12 education, including teacher roles, curriculum, instruction, and assessment, as well as the physical and virtual learning spaces that engage 21st century teachers and learners.

Building Equity, ed. , v.
Building Equity, ed. , v.

Building Equity, ed. , v.

Introduces a new model to clarify the structural and interpersonal components of an equitable and schooling experience, as well as a survey-based tool to help school and teacher leaders uncover equity-related issues and organize their efforts to better address physical integration, social-emotional engagement, opportunity to learn, instructional excellence, and engaged and inspired learners.

Building on the Strengths of Students with Special Needs, ed. , v.
Building on the Strengths of Students with Special Needs, ed. , v.

Building on the Strengths of Students with Special Needs, ed. , v.

This book focuses on specific disabilities and inclusive curriculum scenarios for learners in K-12 environments. It offers advice on how to prevent labels from capping student potential and encouragement to help teachers continually improve learner outcomes, and walks teachers through the process of reinforcing, motivating, scaffolding, and planning for instruction that targets learners of all ability levels.

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

Checking for Understanding, ed. 2, v.

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

Creating a Culture of Reflective Practice, ed. , v.
Creating a Culture of Reflective Practice, ed. , v.

Creating a Culture of Reflective Practice, ed. , v.

This book draws on lessons learned from educators across grade levels, content areas, and district demographics to present a guide to developing a culture of reflective practice in your school. It explores ideas to help gain a clear understanding of role and responsibilities—and those of the teachers—within each stage of the continuum of self-reflection, and uses real-life examples to determine how teacher-leadership activities and strategic coaching can move them forward.

Digital Portfolios in the Classroom, ed. , v.
Digital Portfolios in the Classroom, ed. , v.

Digital Portfolios in the Classroom, ed. , v.

This book is a guide to help teachers sort through, capture, and make sense of the messiness associated with assessment. By shining a spotlight on three types of student portfolios—performance, process, and progress—and how they can be used to assess student work, it assists educators in navigating the maze of digital tools and implement the results to drive instruction.

Effective Teacher Interviews, ed. , v.
Effective Teacher Interviews, ed. , v.

Effective Teacher Interviews, ed. , v.

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

Encouragement in the Classroom, ed. , v.
Encouragement in the Classroom, ed. , v.

Encouragement in the Classroom, ed. , v.

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

Engaging & Challenging Gifted Students, ed. , v.
Engaging & Challenging Gifted Students, ed. , v.

Engaging & Challenging Gifted Students, ed. , v.

This book provides teachers with the information and strategies they need to spot, advocate for, engage, and challenge exceptional learners in their classrooms. It enables them to learn how to recognize the challenges of each child, identify the five unexpected traits of exceptional learners, and adjust teaching to meet the needs of all learners.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Engaging Minds in the Classroom, ed. , v.
Engaging Minds in the Classroom, ed. , v.

Engaging Minds in the Classroom, ed. , v.

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

Engineering Essentials for STEM Instruction, ed. , v.
Engineering Essentials for STEM Instruction, ed. , v.

Engineering Essentials for STEM Instruction, ed. , v.

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

Ensuring High-Quality Curriculum, ed. , v.
Ensuring High-Quality Curriculum, ed. , v.

Ensuring High-Quality Curriculum, ed. , v.

This guide offers advice and real-life examples from elementary and secondary units of study across a variety of content areas and standards, as well as field-tested rubrics, protocols, and other tools. It also provides criteria for evaluating each component of a curriculum and end-of-chapter checklists to help ensure that criteria are met.

Even on Your Worst Day You Can Be a Student's Best Hope, ed. , v.
Even on Your Worst Day You Can Be a Student's Best Hope, ed. , v.

Even on Your Worst Day You Can Be a Student's Best Hope, ed. , v.

In this guide, the author presents an approach informed by the teachers who helped him and honed through years of connecting with kids who needed someone to show them a path to a more positive future. He shares the little things you can do to prepare yourself for the hard work of making a difference and offers advice for bridging cultural divides, earning students' trust, and equipping them to take responsibility for their own success.

Fighting for Change in Your School, ed. , v.
Fighting for Change in Your School, ed. , v.

Fighting for Change in Your School, ed. , v.

This book offers guidance to help educators select, implement, and assess effective school- or districtwide initiatives. It is filled with resources like action checklists, principles to guide educators, and in-depth questions and protocols, for engaging in collaborative professional development activities that strengthen teaching and learning practices and improve student achievement.

Five Levers to Improve Learning, ed. , v.
Five Levers to Improve Learning, ed. , v.

Five Levers to Improve Learning, ed. , v.

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

Grading Smarter Not Harder, ed. , v.
Grading Smarter Not Harder, ed. , v.

Grading Smarter Not Harder, ed. , v.

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

Handling Student Frustrations, ed. , v.
Handling Student Frustrations, ed. , v.

Handling Student Frustrations, ed. , v.

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

Hanging In, ed. , v.
Hanging In, ed. , v.

Hanging In, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

How to Differentiate Instruction in Academically Diverse Classrooms, ed. 3, v.
How to Differentiate Instruction in Academically Diverse Classrooms, ed. 3, v.

How to Differentiate Instruction in Academically Diverse Classrooms, ed. 3, v.

This book covers the fundamentals of differentiating instruction for students in an academically diverse classroom and provides additional guidelines and new strategies for how to go about it. It explores what differentiation is and why it is essential, how to set up the flexible and supportive learning environment that promotes success, how to manage a differentiated classroom, and how to plan lessons differentiated by readiness, interest, and learning profile.

How to Give Effective Feedback to Your Students, ed. 2, v.
How to Give Effective Feedback to Your Students, ed. 2, v.

How to Give Effective Feedback to Your Students, ed. 2, v.

This book offers enhanced guidance for considering the effectiveness of properly crafted and individually tailored feedback on student work. It provides information on every aspect of feedback, including strategies to uplift and encourage students to persevere in their work; how to formulate and deliver feedback that both assesses learning and extends instruction; and when and how to use oral, written, and visual as well as individual, group, or whole-class feedback.

How to Use Grading to Improve Learning, ed. , v.
How to Use Grading to Improve Learning, ed. , v.

How to Use Grading to Improve Learning, ed. , v.

This book guides educators at all levels in figuring out how to produce grades for single assignments and report cards that accurately communicate student achievement of learning goals. It explores topics that are fundamental to effective grading and learning practices, including acknowledging that all students can learn, supporting and motivating student effort and learning, designing and grading appropriate assessments, and implementing learning-focused grading policies.

Instructional Coaching in Action, ed. , v.
Instructional Coaching in Action, ed. , v.

Instructional Coaching in Action, ed. , v.

This book provides insight and demonstrates how educator-centered instructional coaching can make a difference in teacher learning, instructional practice, and student outcomes.

Keeping It Real and Relevant, ed. , v.
Keeping It Real and Relevant, ed. , v.

Keeping It Real and Relevant, ed. , v.

This book offers lessons that educators at all levels can apply to teaching, assessing, counseling, and designing interventions for learners from all walks of life. It also offers real-life examples of challenging classroom situations, each with a detailed breakdown of how they were peacefully and non-punitively resolved and strategies for designing learning environments suited to the individual needs of students and reflective of their cultural backgrounds.

Leading an Inclusive School, ed. , v.
Leading an Inclusive School, ed. , v.

Leading an Inclusive School, ed. , v.

This book is a guide for ensuring that your school provides the federally guaranteed "least restrictive environment" for students no matter the severity of the challenges they face.

Learning From Coaching, ed. , v.
Learning From Coaching, ed. , v.

Learning From Coaching, ed. , v.

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

Learning Transformed, ed. , v.
Learning Transformed, ed. , v.

Learning Transformed, ed. , v.

This book outlines eight keys--each a piece of a puzzle for transforming the K-12 education system of teaching and learning--to intentionally design tomorrow's schools so that today's learners are prepared for success . . . and stand ready to create new industries, find new cures, and solve world problems.

Learning in the Fast Lane, ed. , v.
Learning in the Fast Lane, ed. , v.

Learning in the Fast Lane, ed. , v.

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

Lesson Imaging in Math and Science, ed. , v.
Lesson Imaging in Math and Science, ed. , v.

Lesson Imaging in Math and Science, ed. , v.

Featuring classroom examples, lesson imaging templates, and tips on how to start the process, this book helps teachers anticipate students' ideas and questions and stimulate deeper learning in science, math, engineering, and technology.

Managing 21st Century Classrooms, ed. , v.
Managing 21st Century Classrooms, ed. , v.

Managing 21st Century Classrooms, ed. , v.

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

Mastering Formative Assessment Moves, ed. , v.
Mastering Formative Assessment Moves, ed. , v.

Mastering Formative Assessment Moves, ed. , v.

This book explores classroom-tested formative assessment moves—priming, posing, pausing, probing, bouncing, tagging, and binning--including foundational research, explaining how and when to best use them and describing what they look like in practice. Highlights include case studies, try-now tasks, and tips and advice from beginning and seasoned teachers who use these formative assessment moves in their classrooms.

Measuring What We Do in Schools, ed. , v.
Measuring What We Do in Schools, ed. , v.

Measuring What We Do in Schools, ed. , v.

This book details the crucial role program evaluation serves in school success and how to implement meaningful evaluations that make a difference. It provides a road map of how to conduct comprehensive, system-wide evaluations of programs and processes; the tools needed to obtain usable, pertinent information; and how to use these data to expand teachers' and administrators' data-informed decision-making focus.

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

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

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

Peer Feedback in the Classroom, ed. , v.
Peer Feedback in the Classroom, ed. , v.

Peer Feedback in the Classroom, ed. , v.

This book explores the role peer feedback plays in learning and teaching. It will help teachers gain an understanding of what meaningful feedback looks like; establish a student-led learning environment that supports risk taking and honest sharing; teach students to be adept peer strategists; develop cooperative student expert groups; and use technology to enhance collaboration, streamline the learning and revision process, and strengthen students' digital citizenship skills.

Read, Write, Lead, ed. , v.
Read, Write, Lead, ed. , v.

Read, Write, Lead, ed. , v.

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

Researching in a Digital World, ed. , v.
Researching in a Digital World, ed. , v.

Researching in a Digital World, ed. , v.

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

School Climate Change, ed. , v.
School Climate Change, ed. , v.

School Climate Change, ed. , v.

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

School Culture Recharged, ed. , v.
School Culture Recharged, ed. , v.

School Culture Recharged, ed. , v.

This book offers practical advice and strategies that help you build positive energy to reinvigorate your school's culture and staff. It zeroes in on key school improvement efforts, including moving from the culture you have to the culture you want; using the school's culture to improve teaching, job satisfaction, and morale; maximizing the intentions of professional learning communities; and developing organizational habits that can contribute to positive change.

Solving the Homework Problem by Flipping the Learning, ed. , v.
Solving the Homework Problem by Flipping the Learning, ed. , v.

Solving the Homework Problem by Flipping the Learning, ed. , v.

This book outlines why traditional homework causes dread and frustration for students; how flipped learning—completing the harder or more analytical aspects of learning in class as opposed to having students do it on their own—improves student learning; and how teachers can create flipped assignments that both engage students and advance student learning.

Sparking Student Creativity, ed. , v.
Sparking Student Creativity, ed. , v.

Sparking Student Creativity, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

Student-Led Discussions, ed. , v.
Student-Led Discussions, ed. , v.

Student-Led Discussions, ed. , v.

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

Students at the Center, ed. , v.
Students at the Center, ed. , v.

Students at the Center, ed. , v.

This book maps out a transformative model of personalization that puts students at the center and asks them to employ the set of dispositions for engagement and learning known as the Habits of Mind.

Success with IEPs, ed. , v.
Success with IEPs, ed. , v.

Success with IEPs, ed. , v.

This book explores how the special education teacher and the general education teacher work together to create a student's individualized education plan (IEP) towards each student meeting carefully crafted goals. It addresses five common challenges posed by IEPs: understanding the full scope of the teacher's role, doing critical prep work for IEP meetings, offering modifications and accommodations, contributing to the IEP team, and monitoring student progress.

Teaching in the Fast Lane, ed. , v.
Teaching in the Fast Lane, ed. , v.

Teaching in the Fast Lane, ed. , v.

This book details how to design, manage, and maintain an active classroom that balances autonomy and structure. It offers student-centered strategies on sorting, station teaching, and cooperative learning that will help teachers build on students' intellectual curiosity, self-efficacy, and sense of purpose.

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

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

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

Teaching to Strengths, ed. , v.
Teaching to Strengths, ed. , v.

Teaching to Strengths, ed. , v.

This book outlines a comprehensive, collaborative approach to teaching that focuses on students' strengths and resiliency. It encourages educators to embrace teaching and school-wide practices that support and enhance the academic and social-emotional development of students living with trauma, violence, and chronic stress.

The Best Class You Never Taught, ed. , v.
The Best Class You Never Taught, ed. , v.

The Best Class You Never Taught, ed. , v.

This book provides a step-by-step guide for the implementation of Spider Web Discussion, covering everything from introducing the technique to creating rubrics for discussion self-assessment to the nuts and bolts of charting the conversations and using the data collected for formative assessment.

The Coach Approach to School Leadership, ed. , v.
The Coach Approach to School Leadership, ed. , v.

The Coach Approach to School Leadership, ed. , v.

This book addresses a dilemma faced by many principals: how to function as learning leaders while fulfilling their evaluative and management duties. The answer? Incorporating instructional coaching techniques as an integral part of serious school improvement.

The Data-Driven Classroom, ed. , v.
The Data-Driven Classroom, ed. , v.

The Data-Driven Classroom, ed. , v.

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

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

The Differentiated Classroom, ed. 2, v.

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

The Formative Five, ed. , v.
The Formative Five, ed. , v.

The Formative Five, ed. , v.

For success in school and life, students need more than proficiency in academic subjects and good scores on tests. To truly thrive, students need to develop attributes that aren't typically measured on standardized tests. In this book, educators will learn how to foster the "Formative Five" success skills that today's students need, including : empathy; self-control; integrity; embracing diversity; and grit.

The Perfect Assessment System, ed. , v.
The Perfect Assessment System, ed. , v.

The Perfect Assessment System, ed. , v.

This book calls for the ground-up redevelopment of assessment in U.S. education. It maps out the adjustments in practice and culture necessary to generate both accurate accountability data and the specific evidence of individual mastery that will support sound instructional decision making and better learning in the classroom.

The Resilient Teacher, ed. , v.
The Resilient Teacher, ed. , v.

The Resilient Teacher, ed. , v.

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

The Tech-Savvy Administrator, ed. , v.
The Tech-Savvy Administrator, ed. , v.

The Tech-Savvy Administrator, ed. , v.

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

Time to Teach, ed. , v.
Time to Teach, ed. , v.

Time to Teach, ed. , v.

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

Total Literacy Techniques, ed. , v.
Total Literacy Techniques, ed. , v.

Total Literacy Techniques, ed. , v.

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

Total Participation Techniques, ed. 2, v.
Total Participation Techniques, ed. 2, v.

Total Participation Techniques, ed. 2, v.

This book provides detailed descriptions of the Total Participation Techniques (TPTs) with step-by-step instructions and includes new techniques to engage K–12 students in active learning as well as ways to adapt and personalize the techniques to fit your context and content. Techniques are presented in four parts: overview, implementation instructions, student participation, and classroom personalization, with real-world examples and toolkits for all levels of learning.

Unpacking Fractions, ed. , v.
Unpacking Fractions, ed. , v.

Unpacking Fractions, ed. , v.

This book provides teachers with concrete strategies for achieving the worthy goal of "algebra for all" that will not be possible until "fractions for all" is a reality. It offers three fundamental reasons why it's imperative for us to take a closer look at how we teach fractions: fractions play a key role in students' feelings about mathematics; fractions are fundamental to school math and daily life; and fractions are foundational to success in algebra.

Vocab Rehab, ed. , v.
Vocab Rehab, ed. , v.

Vocab Rehab, ed. , v.

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

West Meets East, ed. , v.
West Meets East, ed. , v.

West Meets East, ed. , v.

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

What Makes a World-Class School and How We Can Get There, ed. , v.
What Makes a World-Class School and How We Can Get There, ed. , v.

What Makes a World-Class School and How We Can Get There, ed. , v.

This book explores how the gap in measures of achievement between students in the United States and those in other countries can be reduced. It provides analysis of recent international assessment results, in-depth profiles of high-achieving education systems around the globe, strategies for aligning successful educational approaches from international systems to U.S. schools, and transformative ideas for cultivating a truly world-class system of schooling.