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Digital Equity Strategies for the K-12 Classroom, ed. , v.
Digital Equity Strategies for the K-12 Classroom, ed. , v.

Digital Equity Strategies for the K-12 Classroom, ed. , v.

This book explores digital equity in depth and provides teachers and coaches with concrete strategies for addressing the problem. The latest research and approaches to digital equity challenges tied to the ISTE Standards for Educators and the ISTE Standards for Students are presented.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Libraries, Literacy, and African American Youth, ed. , v.
Libraries, Literacy, and African American Youth, ed. , v.

Libraries, Literacy, and African American Youth, ed. , v.

This book explores how libraries can create more equitable and just services and programs for African American youth to help improve their literacy and life outcomes. It introduces key research concepts, such as Critical Race Theory (CRT), culturally relevant pedagogy, racial identity development, and equity literacy; and offers illustrations of how school and public librarians use these concepts to effect real change in the lives of African American youth.

The Girl-Positive Library, ed. , v.
The Girl-Positive Library, ed. , v.

The Girl-Positive Library, ed. , v.

This text provides a model for understanding how girls are represented in young adult literature that will aid librarians as they build collections and create programming. It provides suggestions for how to use and implement a feminist lens while reading, discussing, and reviewing titles. Includes recommended titles and discussion questions for use in developing instructional programs that explore concepts of girlhood, media literacy programs, and diverse collections.

Excited to Learn, ed. , v.
Excited to Learn, ed. , v.

Excited to Learn, ed. , v.

This book helps teachers leverage students’ natural curiosity and academic potential through strategies to enhance students’ emotional safety, value for learning, engagement, and competence; a tested and validated model to make instructional planning also motivational planning; a rationale for intrinsic motivation, especially in culturally diverse classrooms; and information for teaching linguistically diverse students and students who have been historically underserved.

Dignity for All, ed. , v.
Dignity for All, ed. , v.

Dignity for All, ed. , v.

This book provides professional development ideas and real-life vignettes that will help educational leaders foster a more caring school culture not only for LGBT students, but for all students.

Culture Re-Boot, ed. , v.
Culture Re-Boot, ed. , v.

Culture Re-Boot, ed. , v.

This text reframes school culture to include organizational learning, relational trust, accountability, program improvement, and teacher effectiveness while showing you how to establish a student-centered learning culture; engage teachers in culture-focused leadership; get parents and community on-board to collaborate for student achievement; and connect professional development and school culture for maximum results.

English Language Arts, Grades K-2, ed. , v.
English Language Arts, Grades K-2, ed. , v.

English Language Arts, Grades K-2, ed. , v.

This book provides a streamlined path for designing and implementing curriculum that leads to student mastery of academic language—the key to school success.

English Language Arts, Grades 3-5, ed. , v.
English Language Arts, Grades 3-5, ed. , v.

English Language Arts, Grades 3-5, ed. , v.

This book provides a streamlined path for designing and implementing curriculum that leads to student mastery of academic language—the key to school success.

Developing Mindful Students, Skillful Thinkers, Thoughtful Schools, ed. , v.
Developing Mindful Students, Skillful Thinkers, Thoughtful Schools, ed. , v.

Developing Mindful Students, Skillful Thinkers, Thoughtful Schools, ed. , v.

This book shows school leaders how to build a thinking culture within the entire learning community. Based on the research of the best proponents of critical thinking and aligned to one of the key goals of the Common Core State Standards, this practical guide provides numerous strategies to help teachers and leaders. Included are practical classroom strategies and illustrations, curriculum maps, and tools for developing students’ creativity and decision-making skills.

Educating Latino Boys, ed. , v.
Educating Latino Boys, ed. , v.

Educating Latino Boys, ed. , v.

Largely misunderstood and in many cases underserved, Latino boys often miss out on key academic opportunities for achievement and success in school. The author helps teachers and administrators understand the unique assets that this remarkable group of students brings into the school community and how to engage them as learners.

School Discipline, Classroom Management, and Student Self-Management: A PBS Implementation Guide, ed. , v.
School Discipline, Classroom Management, and Student Self-Management: A PBS Implementation Guide, ed. , v.

School Discipline, Classroom Management, and Student Self-Management: A PBS Implementation Guide, ed. , v.

Based on Project ACHIEVE, a national model of school effectiveness and continuous improvement program, this book shows how to help students who act out or shut down due to academic frustration or whose social and emotional issues keep them from achieving success in school. It provides a blueprint for Positive Behavior Support Systems (PBSS) implementation that integrates academics, instruction, and achievement with discipline, behavior management, and student self-management.

Discovering and Developing Talents in Spanish-Speaking Students, ed. , v.
Discovering and Developing Talents in Spanish-Speaking Students, ed. , v.

Discovering and Developing Talents in Spanish-Speaking Students, ed. , v.

This book provides teachers and leaders with the skills needed to uncover each child's abilities and boost achievement for Spanish-speaking students. It shows how to recognize students' unique strengths; identify and develop the gifts of bilingualism and different cultures; create challenging learning experiences for every student in the class; adapt tools and strategies to meet each learner's unique needs; and connect with parents and the greater Spanish-speaking community.

Writing the Playbook, ed. , v.
Writing the Playbook, ed. , v.

Writing the Playbook, ed. , v.

This step-by-step, research-based leadership plan for jump-starting boys' achievement, provides critical insight into the brain-based differences between boys and girls, first-hand leadership and classroom experiences, and ready-to-use activities and resources for leading a successful gap-closing initiative.

Boosting ALL Children's Social and Emotional Brain Power, ed. , v.
Boosting ALL Children's Social and Emotional Brain Power, ed. , v.

Boosting ALL Children's Social and Emotional Brain Power, ed. , v.

This text demonstrates how educators can positively influence the development of students’ social and emotional intelligence, including strengthening essential skills such as empathy, self-management and problem-solving. This research-based approach includes techniques such as classroom exercises that are grouped by age but adaptable for all grade levels, lively activities that keep students engaged, and valuable content for anti-bullying initiatives and counseling programs.

Opening Doors to Equity, ed. , v.
Opening Doors to Equity, ed. , v.

Opening Doors to Equity, ed. , v.

This book is a call to action, focused on observation-based professional learning to elevate teaching practice. Learn how to bring team observation into the classroom to test, refine and transform instruction so that students of all backgrounds achieve.

Girls Without Limits, ed. , v.
Girls Without Limits, ed. , v.

Girls Without Limits, ed. , v.

This book will help you become a positive force in girls' lives in any capacity: as a teacher, counselor, advisor, or parent.

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

The Mindful School Leader, ed. , v.

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

A Culturally Proficient Response to the Common Core, ed. , v.
A Culturally Proficient Response to the Common Core, ed. , v.

A Culturally Proficient Response to the Common Core, ed. , v.

This book shows how central Common Core tenets—rigor, meaningful curricula and assessment, and higher order thinking—can become educational realities for every child in your school or district.

English Learners in the Mathematics Classroom, ed. 2, v.
English Learners in the Mathematics Classroom, ed. 2, v.

English Learners in the Mathematics Classroom, ed. 2, v.

This book offers strategies that support mathematics learning along with language acquisition for English Learners.

Teaching Dilemmas and Solutions in Content-Area Literacy, Grades 6-12, ed. , v.
Teaching Dilemmas and Solutions in Content-Area Literacy, Grades 6-12, ed. , v.

Teaching Dilemmas and Solutions in Content-Area Literacy, Grades 6-12, ed. , v.

This book provides suggestions on how to develop curriculum and instruction that are responsive to students’ needs across English/language arts, science, social studies, mathematics, visual space, and music and drama.

Unleashing the Positive Power of Differences, ed. , v.
Unleashing the Positive Power of Differences, ed. , v.

Unleashing the Positive Power of Differences, ed. , v.

This book shows how education leaders can bring opposing groups to common ground, resulting in a solid plan built on diverse wisdom.

Motivation to Learn, ed. , v.
Motivation to Learn, ed. , v.

Motivation to Learn, ed. , v.

This essential resource proves that all students are motivated to learn, and provides authentic tools to create and sustain a classroom community that is highly engaged.

Inclusion Strategies That Work! Research-Based Methods, ed. 3, v.
Inclusion Strategies That Work! Research-Based Methods, ed. 3, v.

Inclusion Strategies That Work! Research-Based Methods, ed. 3, v.

This book advises teachers on how to assess, instruct, and differentiate inclusive lesson plans and strategies for inclusion honoring each individual student and working with families and making them an integral part of the inclusive team and by not permitting a label to define a student or lower academic, behavioral, social, and emotional expectations. It includes updated information on ADA, IDEA, writing IEPs, transitional services, and metacognitive strategies.

Growing Language Through Science, K-5, ed. , v.
Growing Language Through Science, K-5, ed. , v.

Growing Language Through Science, K-5, ed. , v.

This book offers a model for contextualizing language and promoting academic success for all students, particularly English learners in the K-5 science classroom, through a highly effective approach that integrates inquiry-based science lessons with language rich hand-on experiences.

Reframing Bullying Prevention to Build Stronger School Communities, ed. , v.
Reframing Bullying Prevention to Build Stronger School Communities, ed. , v.

Reframing Bullying Prevention to Build Stronger School Communities, ed. , v.

This resource re-frames what we know about bullying prevention to allow educators, students, and parents to not just stop bullying, but to improve the learning environment for all students.

An RTI Guide to Improving the Performance of African American Students, ed. , v.
An RTI Guide to Improving the Performance of African American Students, ed. , v.

An RTI Guide to Improving the Performance of African American Students, ed. , v.

This book shows educators how to create culturally relevant RTI models that help diverse students thrive!

Engaging English Learners Through Access to Standards, ed. , v.
Engaging English Learners Through Access to Standards, ed. , v.

Engaging English Learners Through Access to Standards, ed. , v.

This book addresses how school districts and schools can successfully promote academic English language development through teaching content knowledge and standards-based skills and abilities. It contains practical steps and ideas for developing collaborative, cross-curricular programs that address EL-specific needs, and includes tables and templates, essays, and real-life stories that illuminate best practices for appropriate standards-based instruction that gets results.

Teaching the Whole Teen, ed. , v.
Teaching the Whole Teen, ed. , v.

Teaching the Whole Teen, ed. , v.

This book provides educators with methodologies for helping teens develop independence and responsibility, collaborate and communicate effectively, establish valuable work habits, and harness emotions and motivation.

Authentically Engaged Families, ed. , v.
Authentically Engaged Families, ed. , v.

Authentically Engaged Families, ed. , v.

There’s no doubt that family engagement makes a world of difference for teachers and students -- but connecting with parents of various ethnic, socioeconomic, or cultural backgrounds can be challenging for educators. This book offers instructions for building strong relationships, beginning effective dialogues, strategizing, and monitoring progress.

Flipped Learning for English Instruction, ed. , v.
Flipped Learning for English Instruction, ed. , v.

Flipped Learning for English Instruction, ed. , v.

In this book, the authors discuss how educators can successfully apply the flipped classroom model to teaching English language arts. Each chapter offers practical guidance, including how to approach lesson planning, what to do with class time and how the flipped model can work alongside learning through inquiry.

Closing the Gap, ed. , v.
Closing the Gap, ed. , v.

Closing the Gap, ed. , v.

This book discusses the historical placement of “digital equity” content in teacher education programs; research- and evidence-based vignettes from teacher educators, higher education deans, and department coordinators demonstrating best practices; examples of ISTE Standards in action; practical tips for preparing future teachers to navigate the process; positive applications of digital equity; and a hypothesis for the future direction of digital equity in teacher education.

Engaging Young Readers, ed. , v.
Engaging Young Readers, ed. , v.

Engaging Young Readers, ed. , v.

This book focuses on developmental reading strategies for elementary students at all stages and exploring how technology can be used to improve the skills of a wide range of readers, including beginning readers, struggling readers, reluctant readers, enriched readers and English Language Learners (ELLs).

Sharing the Blue Crayon, ed. , v.
Sharing the Blue Crayon, ed. , v.

Sharing the Blue Crayon, ed. , v.

This book shows teachers how to incorporate social and emotional learning into a busy day and then extend these skills to literacy lessons for young children.

Literacy Strategies for English Learners in Core Content Secondary Classrooms, ed. , v.
Literacy Strategies for English Learners in Core Content Secondary Classrooms, ed. , v.

Literacy Strategies for English Learners in Core Content Secondary Classrooms, ed. , v.

This book focuses on instructional strategies that integrate language, literacy, and content across all subject areas in secondary education.

Transformative Teaching, ed. , v.
Transformative Teaching, ed. , v.

Transformative Teaching, ed. , v.

This book explores the emotional, cultural, and academic needs of diverse students to help them develop the skills to become lifelong learners. It examines the most effective strategies for leading diverse students in developing the skills they need inside and outside the classroom.

Cultural Literacy for the Common Core, ed. , v.
Cultural Literacy for the Common Core, ed. , v.

Cultural Literacy for the Common Core, ed. , v.

This book outlines a six-step framework for becoming culturally literate that complements the Common Core and encourages students to be at the center of learning.

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

Building a Culture of Hope, ed. , v.

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

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

Mindful Assessment, ed. , v.

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

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

Cultivating Mindfulness in the Classroom, ed. , v.

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

Navigating the Core Curriculum, ed. , v.
Navigating the Core Curriculum, ed. , v.

Navigating the Core Curriculum, ed. , v.

This book presents the three tiers of RTI (response to intervention) and identifies potential barriers to learning and establishes clear action plans for diminishing them. It examines the design of multi-tiered lessons that honor diverse student literacy skill sets and shows why confidence, competence, and collaboration are vital classroom components for helping students gain core mastery.

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

Developing Effective Learners, ed. , v.

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

Promises Fulfilled, ed. , v.
Promises Fulfilled, ed. , v.

Promises Fulfilled, ed. , v.

This book provides research-based strategies that preK-12 administrators and teacher leaders can implement to effectively identify and support ELs (English learners), addressing their needs based on proficiency levels and content competencies, cultural and educational backgrounds, and instructional needs.

Teaching Broken Kids, ed. , v.
Teaching Broken Kids, ed. , v.

Teaching Broken Kids, ed. , v.

This book is for educators who have to reach and teach broken kids using only their limited time, resources, and drive to do more. With the specialized skills, specific strategies, and essential perspectives outlined here, you can become a trauma-informed school and reach these kids in a way that most teachers cannot.

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

Transforming School Culture, ed. 2, v.

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

Culturize, ed. , v.
Culturize, ed. , v.

Culturize, ed. , v.

This book shares insights into what it takes to cultivate a community of learners who embody the innately human traits our world desperately needs, such as kindness, honesty, and compassion.

The Limitless School, ed. , v.
The Limitless School, ed. , v.

The Limitless School, ed. , v.

This book identifies nine pillars that support a positive school culture and explains how each stakeholder--teachers, administrators, students, families, the community, and board members--has a vital role to play in the work of making schools safe, inviting, and dynamic.

All 4s and 5s, ed. , v.
All 4s and 5s, ed. , v.

All 4s and 5s, ed. , v.

This guide to teaching AP courses and leading AP programs provides classroom and program strategies to equip teachers to develop a culture of academic and personal success. Tells the story of how the author changed his suburban-Chicago school’s track record from an average of 2.7, with 18% of students passing the exam, to 92% passing in the first year, and 100% in the second year and beyond.

Let Them Speak, ed. , v.
Let Them Speak, ed. , v.

Let Them Speak, ed. , v.

This book explains how to find out what your students really think, feel, and need, why it’s so important for students to feel like you care about them, what to do with the feedback you get from students, and how to use student voice to improve education and school culture.

Lead with Culture, ed. , v.
Lead with Culture, ed. , v.

Lead with Culture, ed. , v.

This book explains that making school a place where students and staff want to be starts with culture. Culture is the way things are done, and is what fosters a sense of community—or not—when we create a culture of learning and positive strength. The author shares personal stories and practical ideas for creating a sense of unity—even in the most diverse communities, and discusses how to inspire, encourage, and lead by example.

Be REAL, ed. , v.
Be REAL, ed. , v.

Be REAL, ed. , v.

This book explains that, while the latest technology supports learning by providing extraordinary opportunities, artificial intelligence will never replace the life that REAL educators bring to our schools. Through personal stories, this book encourages educators to share their unique talents and passions, be true to themselves, and embrace the adventures life offers.

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

Dolphins in Trees, ed. , v.

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

Poor Students, Rich Teaching (Revised Edition), ed. , v.
Poor Students, Rich Teaching (Revised Edition), ed. , v.

Poor Students, Rich Teaching (Revised Edition), ed. , v.

This book examines how poverty affects education, achievement, and motivation for students across the U.S. and explores seven mindsets for ensuring college and career readiness for all students, regardless of socioeconomic status.

The Handbook for Poor Students, Rich Teaching, ed. , v.
The Handbook for Poor Students, Rich Teaching, ed. , v.

The Handbook for Poor Students, Rich Teaching, ed. , v.

Explore seven classroom mindsets and accompanying strategies for counteracting the effects of poverty on education and student success. Discover tools, worksheets, and resources designed to help overcome adversity and poverty in schools.

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

Hacking Parenthood, ed. , v.

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

Hacking School Culture, ed. , v.
Hacking School Culture, ed. , v.

Hacking School Culture, ed. , v.

This book describes how to create school cultures where students and staff flourish, using a human-centered approach. Includes protocols for strengths-focused teaching and learning; tools for starting hard conversations, coaching critical questioning, and sustaining respectful communication; experiential learning models that improve school culture; approaches that encourage activism and peaceful conflict resolution; and design strategies for human-centered decision-making.

1. Planning Standards-Based Lessons/Units

Connecting Teachers, Students, and Standards, ed. , v.
Connecting Teachers, Students, and Standards, ed. , v.

Connecting Teachers, Students, and Standards, ed. , v.

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

Developing Mindful Students, Skillful Thinkers, Thoughtful Schools, ed. , v.
Developing Mindful Students, Skillful Thinkers, Thoughtful Schools, ed. , v.

Developing Mindful Students, Skillful Thinkers, Thoughtful Schools, ed. , v.

This book shows school leaders how to build a thinking culture within the entire learning community. Based on the research of the best proponents of critical thinking and aligned to one of the key goals of the Common Core State Standards, this practical guide provides numerous strategies to help teachers and leaders. Included are practical classroom strategies and illustrations, curriculum maps, and tools for developing students’ creativity and decision-making skills.

Becoming a Great High School, ed. , v.
Becoming a Great High School, ed. , v.

Becoming a Great High School, ed. , v.

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.

Common Core Standards for High School Mathematics, ed. , v.
Common Core Standards for High School Mathematics, ed. , v.

Common Core Standards for High School Mathematics, ed. , v.

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.

Understanding Common Core State Standards, ed. , v.
Understanding Common Core State Standards, ed. , v.

Understanding Common Core State Standards, ed. , v.

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.

Activating the Desire to Learn, ed. , v.
Activating the Desire to Learn, ed. , v.

Activating the Desire to Learn, ed. , v.

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.

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

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

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.

Learning on Display, ed. , v.
Learning on Display, ed. , v.

Learning on Display, ed. , v.

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

Where Great Teaching Begins, ed. , v.
Where Great Teaching Begins, ed. , v.

Where Great Teaching Begins, ed. , v.

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.

Making Standards Useful in the Classroom, ed. , v.
Making Standards Useful in the Classroom, ed. , v.

Making Standards Useful in the Classroom, ed. , v.

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.

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

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

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

Classroom Assessment & Grading That Work, ed. , v.
Classroom Assessment & Grading That Work, ed. , v.

Classroom Assessment & Grading That Work, ed. , v.

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.

ISTE's Technology Facilitation and Leadership Standards, ed. , v.
ISTE's Technology Facilitation and Leadership Standards, ed. , v.

ISTE's Technology Facilitation and Leadership Standards, ed. , v.

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

Digital Equity Strategies for the K-12 Classroom, ed. , v.
Digital Equity Strategies for the K-12 Classroom, ed. , v.

Digital Equity Strategies for the K-12 Classroom, ed. , v.

This book explores digital equity in depth and provides teachers and coaches with concrete strategies for addressing the problem. The latest research and approaches to digital equity challenges tied to the ISTE Standards for Educators and the ISTE Standards for Students are presented.

Engaging English Learners Through Access to Standards, ed. , v.
Engaging English Learners Through Access to Standards, ed. , v.

Engaging English Learners Through Access to Standards, ed. , v.

This book addresses how school districts and schools can successfully promote academic English language development through teaching content knowledge and standards-based skills and abilities. It contains practical steps and ideas for developing collaborative, cross-curricular programs that address EL-specific needs, and includes tables and templates, essays, and real-life stories that illuminate best practices for appropriate standards-based instruction that gets results.

The Purposeful Classroom, ed. , v.
The Purposeful Classroom, ed. , v.

The Purposeful Classroom, ed. , v.

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.

National Educational Technology Standards for Administrators, ed. , v.
National Educational Technology Standards for Administrators, ed. , v.

National Educational Technology Standards for Administrators, ed. , v.

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

Learning for Keeps, ed. , v.
Learning for Keeps, ed. , v.

Learning for Keeps, ed. , v.

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.

Common Core Standards for High School English Language Arts, ed. , v.
Common Core Standards for High School English Language Arts, ed. , v.

Common Core Standards for High School English Language Arts, ed. , v.

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 Middle School English Language Arts, ed. , v.
Common Core Standards for Middle School English Language Arts, ed. , v.

Common Core Standards for Middle School English Language Arts, ed. , v.

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.

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

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

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.

Overcoming Textbook Fatigue, ed. , v.
Overcoming Textbook Fatigue, ed. , v.

Overcoming Textbook Fatigue, ed. , v.

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.

Rethinking Grading, ed. , v.
Rethinking Grading, ed. , v.

Rethinking Grading, ed. , v.

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

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

Enhancing Professional Practice, ed. 2, v.

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

Closing the Gap, ed. , v.
Closing the Gap, ed. , v.

Closing the Gap, ed. , v.

This book discusses the historical placement of “digital equity” content in teacher education programs; research- and evidence-based vignettes from teacher educators, higher education deans, and department coordinators demonstrating best practices; examples of ISTE Standards in action; practical tips for preparing future teachers to navigate the process; positive applications of digital equity; and a hypothesis for the future direction of digital equity in teacher education.

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

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

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

Engaging the Whole Child, ed. , v.
Engaging the Whole Child, ed. , v.

Engaging the Whole Child, ed. , v.

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?.

Setting the Standard for Project Based Learning, ed. , v.
Setting the Standard for Project Based Learning, ed. , v.

Setting the Standard for Project Based Learning, ed. , v.

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.

Navigating the Core Curriculum, ed. , v.
Navigating the Core Curriculum, ed. , v.

Navigating the Core Curriculum, ed. , v.

This book presents the three tiers of RTI (response to intervention) and identifies potential barriers to learning and establishes clear action plans for diminishing them. It examines the design of multi-tiered lessons that honor diverse student literacy skill sets and shows why confidence, competence, and collaboration are vital classroom components for helping students gain core mastery.

Solving 25 Problems in Unit Design, ed. , v.
Solving 25 Problems in Unit Design, ed. , v.

Solving 25 Problems in Unit Design, ed. , v.

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.

The Understanding by Design Guide to Advanced Concepts in Creating and Reviewing Units, ed. , v.
The Understanding by Design Guide to Advanced Concepts in Creating and Reviewing Units, ed. , v.

The Understanding by Design Guide to Advanced Concepts in Creating and Reviewing Units, ed. , v.

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.

Align the Design, ed. , v.
Align the Design, ed. , v.

Align the Design, ed. , v.

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.

The Understanding by Design Guide to Creating High-Quality Units, ed. , v.
The Understanding by Design Guide to Creating High-Quality Units, ed. , v.

The Understanding by Design Guide to Creating High-Quality Units, ed. , v.

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.

Schooling by Design, ed. , v.
Schooling by Design, ed. , v.

Schooling by Design, ed. , v.

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.

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

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

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.

Ditch the Daily Lesson Plan, ed. , v.
Ditch the Daily Lesson Plan, ed. , v.

Ditch the Daily Lesson Plan, ed. , v.

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.

English Language Arts Units for Grades 9-12, ed. , v.
English Language Arts Units for Grades 9-12, ed. , v.

English Language Arts Units for Grades 9-12, ed. , v.

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

Student-Powered Podcasting, ed. , v.
Student-Powered Podcasting, ed. , v.

Student-Powered Podcasting, ed. , v.

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.

Classroom Instruction That Works, ed. , v.
Classroom Instruction That Works, ed. , v.

Classroom Instruction That Works, ed. , v.

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.

Visual Arts Units for All Levels, ed. , v.
Visual Arts Units for All Levels, ed. , v.

Visual Arts Units for All Levels, ed. , v.

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

Complex Text Decoded, ed. , v.
Complex Text Decoded, ed. , v.

Complex Text Decoded, ed. , v.

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.

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

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

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

The Art and Science of Teaching, ed. , v.
The Art and Science of Teaching, ed. , v.

The Art and Science of Teaching, ed. , v.

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.

2. Aligning Resources to Standard(s)

Closing the Gap, ed. , v.
Closing the Gap, ed. , v.

Closing the Gap, ed. , v.

This book discusses the historical placement of “digital equity” content in teacher education programs; research- and evidence-based vignettes from teacher educators, higher education deans, and department coordinators demonstrating best practices; examples of ISTE Standards in action; practical tips for preparing future teachers to navigate the process; positive applications of digital equity; and a hypothesis for the future direction of digital equity in teacher education.

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

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

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

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

Enhancing Professional Practice, ed. 2, v.

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

Rethinking Grading, ed. , v.
Rethinking Grading, ed. , v.

Rethinking Grading, ed. , v.

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

Overcoming Textbook Fatigue, ed. , v.
Overcoming Textbook Fatigue, ed. , v.

Overcoming Textbook Fatigue, ed. , v.

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.

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

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

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.

Common Core Standards for Middle School English Language Arts, ed. , v.
Common Core Standards for Middle School English Language Arts, ed. , v.

Common Core Standards for Middle School English Language Arts, ed. , v.

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 High School English Language Arts, ed. , v.
Common Core Standards for High School English Language Arts, ed. , v.

Common Core Standards for High School English Language Arts, ed. , v.

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.

Learning for Keeps, ed. , v.
Learning for Keeps, ed. , v.

Learning for Keeps, ed. , v.

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.

National Educational Technology Standards for Administrators, ed. , v.
National Educational Technology Standards for Administrators, ed. , v.

National Educational Technology Standards for Administrators, ed. , v.

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

The Purposeful Classroom, ed. , v.
The Purposeful Classroom, ed. , v.

The Purposeful Classroom, ed. , v.

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.

Digital Equity Strategies for the K-12 Classroom, ed. , v.
Digital Equity Strategies for the K-12 Classroom, ed. , v.

Digital Equity Strategies for the K-12 Classroom, ed. , v.

This book explores digital equity in depth and provides teachers and coaches with concrete strategies for addressing the problem. The latest research and approaches to digital equity challenges tied to the ISTE Standards for Educators and the ISTE Standards for Students are presented.

ISTE's Technology Facilitation and Leadership Standards, ed. , v.
ISTE's Technology Facilitation and Leadership Standards, ed. , v.

ISTE's Technology Facilitation and Leadership Standards, ed. , v.

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

Classroom Assessment & Grading That Work, ed. , v.
Classroom Assessment & Grading That Work, ed. , v.

Classroom Assessment & Grading That Work, ed. , v.

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.

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

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

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

Making Standards Useful in the Classroom, ed. , v.
Making Standards Useful in the Classroom, ed. , v.

Making Standards Useful in the Classroom, ed. , v.

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.

Where Great Teaching Begins, ed. , v.
Where Great Teaching Begins, ed. , v.

Where Great Teaching Begins, ed. , v.

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.

Learning on Display, ed. , v.
Learning on Display, ed. , v.

Learning on Display, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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.

Activating the Desire to Learn, ed. , v.
Activating the Desire to Learn, ed. , v.

Activating the Desire to Learn, ed. , v.

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.

Understanding Common Core State Standards, ed. , v.
Understanding Common Core State Standards, ed. , v.

Understanding Common Core State Standards, ed. , v.

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.

Common Core Standards for High School Mathematics, ed. , v.
Common Core Standards for High School Mathematics, ed. , v.

Common Core Standards for High School Mathematics, ed. , v.

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.

Becoming a Great High School, ed. , v.
Becoming a Great High School, ed. , v.

Becoming a Great High School, ed. , v.

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.

Developing Mindful Students, Skillful Thinkers, Thoughtful Schools, ed. , v.
Developing Mindful Students, Skillful Thinkers, Thoughtful Schools, ed. , v.

Developing Mindful Students, Skillful Thinkers, Thoughtful Schools, ed. , v.

This book shows school leaders how to build a thinking culture within the entire learning community. Based on the research of the best proponents of critical thinking and aligned to one of the key goals of the Common Core State Standards, this practical guide provides numerous strategies to help teachers and leaders. Included are practical classroom strategies and illustrations, curriculum maps, and tools for developing students’ creativity and decision-making skills.

Connecting Teachers, Students, and Standards, ed. , v.
Connecting Teachers, Students, and Standards, ed. , v.

Connecting Teachers, Students, and Standards, ed. , v.

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

3. Planning to Close the Achievement Gap Using Data

Digital Equity Strategies for the K-12 Classroom, ed. , v.
Digital Equity Strategies for the K-12 Classroom, ed. , v.

Digital Equity Strategies for the K-12 Classroom, ed. , v.

This book explores digital equity in depth and provides teachers and coaches with concrete strategies for addressing the problem. The latest research and approaches to digital equity challenges tied to the ISTE Standards for Educators and the ISTE Standards for Students are presented.

Closing the Gap, ed. , v.
Closing the Gap, ed. , v.

Closing the Gap, ed. , v.

This book discusses the historical placement of “digital equity” content in teacher education programs; research- and evidence-based vignettes from teacher educators, higher education deans, and department coordinators demonstrating best practices; examples of ISTE Standards in action; practical tips for preparing future teachers to navigate the process; positive applications of digital equity; and a hypothesis for the future direction of digital equity in teacher education.

Motivating Black Males to Achieve in School & in Life, ed. , v.
Motivating Black Males to Achieve in School & in Life, ed. , v.

Motivating Black Males to Achieve in School & in Life, ed. , v.

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.

Creating the Opportunity to Learn, ed. , v.
Creating the Opportunity to Learn, ed. , v.

Creating the Opportunity to Learn, ed. , v.

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.

Minding the Achievement Gap One Classroom at a Time, ed. , v.
Minding the Achievement Gap One Classroom at a Time, ed. , v.

Minding the Achievement Gap One Classroom at a Time, ed. , v.

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.

Detracking for Excellence and Equity, ed. , v.
Detracking for Excellence and Equity, ed. , v.

Detracking for Excellence and Equity, ed. , v.

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.

Writing the Playbook, ed. , v.
Writing the Playbook, ed. , v.

Writing the Playbook, ed. , v.

This step-by-step, research-based leadership plan for jump-starting boys' achievement, provides critical insight into the brain-based differences between boys and girls, first-hand leadership and classroom experiences, and ready-to-use activities and resources for leading a successful gap-closing initiative.

School Discipline, Classroom Management, and Student Self-Management: A PBS Implementation Guide, ed. , v.
School Discipline, Classroom Management, and Student Self-Management: A PBS Implementation Guide, ed. , v.

School Discipline, Classroom Management, and Student Self-Management: A PBS Implementation Guide, ed. , v.

Based on Project ACHIEVE, a national model of school effectiveness and continuous improvement program, this book shows how to help students who act out or shut down due to academic frustration or whose social and emotional issues keep them from achieving success in school. It provides a blueprint for Positive Behavior Support Systems (PBSS) implementation that integrates academics, instruction, and achievement with discipline, behavior management, and student self-management.

School Leadership that Works, ed. , v.
School Leadership that Works, ed. , v.

School Leadership that Works, ed. , v.

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.

Discovering and Developing Talents in Spanish-Speaking Students, ed. , v.
Discovering and Developing Talents in Spanish-Speaking Students, ed. , v.

Discovering and Developing Talents in Spanish-Speaking Students, ed. , v.

This book provides teachers and leaders with the skills needed to uncover each child's abilities and boost achievement for Spanish-speaking students. It shows how to recognize students' unique strengths; identify and develop the gifts of bilingualism and different cultures; create challenging learning experiences for every student in the class; adapt tools and strategies to meet each learner's unique needs; and connect with parents and the greater Spanish-speaking community.

Strengthening and Enriching Your Professional Learning Community, ed. , v.
Strengthening and Enriching Your Professional Learning Community, ed. , v.

Strengthening and Enriching Your Professional Learning Community, ed. , v.

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.

Becoming a Great High School, ed. , v.
Becoming a Great High School, ed. , v.

Becoming a Great High School, ed. , v.

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.

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

The Aspiring Principal 50, ed. , v.

This volume presents reflective questions to assist both new and aspiring school leaders as they work to become effective school leaders or consider making a leap to a leadership position. It helps aspiring principals determine whether they truly want to be “The Principal” and helps new principals grow and thrive. The book contains a chapter on preparing for the school administrator job interview, and discusses student achievement, maintenance, budget, and website.

Raising Black Students' Achievement Through Culturally Responsive Teaching, ed. , v.
Raising Black Students' Achievement Through Culturally Responsive Teaching, ed. , v.

Raising Black Students' Achievement Through Culturally Responsive Teaching, ed. , v.

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

Making Standards Useful in the Classroom, ed. , v.
Making Standards Useful in the Classroom, ed. , v.

Making Standards Useful in the Classroom, ed. , v.

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.

Balanced Leadership for Powerful Learning, ed. , v.
Balanced Leadership for Powerful Learning, ed. , v.

Balanced Leadership for Powerful Learning, ed. , v.

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.

Supervision for Learning, ed. , v.
Supervision for Learning, ed. , v.

Supervision for Learning, ed. , v.

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

What Works in Schools, ed. , v.
What Works in Schools, ed. , v.

What Works in Schools, ed. , v.

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.

Learning Targets, ed. , v.
Learning Targets, ed. , v.

Learning Targets, ed. , v.

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.

Educating Everybody's Children, ed. , v.
Educating Everybody's Children, ed. , v.

Educating Everybody's Children, ed. , v.

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.

Everyday Engagement, ed. , v.
Everyday Engagement, ed. , v.

Everyday Engagement, ed. , v.

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.

Poor Students, Rich Teaching (Revised Edition), ed. , v.
Poor Students, Rich Teaching (Revised Edition), ed. , v.

Poor Students, Rich Teaching (Revised Edition), ed. , v.

This book examines how poverty affects education, achievement, and motivation for students across the U.S. and explores seven mindsets for ensuring college and career readiness for all students, regardless of socioeconomic status.

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

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

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

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

Transforming School Culture, ed. 2, v.

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

The Learning Leader, ed. , v.
The Learning Leader, ed. , v.

The Learning Leader, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Provides strategic talking points, conversation starters, and ready-made tools needed to explain how formative assessment improves student learning and achievement, and guides school leaders in working with teachers to make formative assessment an integral part of their classrooms.

Results Now, ed. , v.
Results Now, ed. , v.

Results Now, ed. , v.

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.

Freedom to Fail, ed. , v.
Freedom to Fail, ed. , v.

Freedom to Fail, ed. , v.

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.

Improving Student Learning One Principal at a Time, ed. , v.
Improving Student Learning One Principal at a Time, ed. , v.

Improving Student Learning One Principal at a Time, ed. , v.

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.

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

Qualities of Effective Teachers, ed. 2, v.

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.

The Core Six, ed. , v.
The Core Six, ed. , v.

The Core Six, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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.

Qualities of Effective Principals, ed. , v.
Qualities of Effective Principals, ed. , v.

Qualities of Effective Principals, ed. , v.

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.

How to Create a Culture of Achievement in Your School and Classroom, ed. , v.
How to Create a Culture of Achievement in Your School and Classroom, ed. , v.

How to Create a Culture of Achievement in Your School and Classroom, ed. , v.

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.

Educating Latino Boys, ed. , v.
Educating Latino Boys, ed. , v.

Educating Latino Boys, ed. , v.

Largely misunderstood and in many cases underserved, Latino boys often miss out on key academic opportunities for achievement and success in school. The author helps teachers and administrators understand the unique assets that this remarkable group of students brings into the school community and how to engage them as learners.

Mobilizing the Community to Help Students Succeed, ed. , v.
Mobilizing the Community to Help Students Succeed, ed. , v.

Mobilizing the Community to Help Students Succeed, ed. , v.

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.

Culture Re-Boot, ed. , v.
Culture Re-Boot, ed. , v.

Culture Re-Boot, ed. , v.

This text reframes school culture to include organizational learning, relational trust, accountability, program improvement, and teacher effectiveness while showing you how to establish a student-centered learning culture; engage teachers in culture-focused leadership; get parents and community on-board to collaborate for student achievement; and connect professional development and school culture for maximum results.

Building Background Knowledge for Academic Achievement, ed. , v.
Building Background Knowledge for Academic Achievement, ed. , v.

Building Background Knowledge for Academic Achievement, ed. , v.

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.

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

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

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.

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

Becoming the Educator They Need, ed. , v.

This book helps educators to internalize and employ five core beliefs and mindsets necessary to best serve Black and Latino male students, six core values for teaching Black and Latino males, and eleven characteristics of strong, healthy relationships in order to become the educator that these students need.

Teaching English Language Learners Across the Content Areas, ed. , v.
Teaching English Language Learners Across the Content Areas, ed. , v.

Teaching English Language Learners Across the Content Areas, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

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

Brain Matters, ed. 2, v.

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.

Engaging English Learners Through Access to Standards, ed. , v.
Engaging English Learners Through Access to Standards, ed. , v.

Engaging English Learners Through Access to Standards, ed. , v.

This book addresses how school districts and schools can successfully promote academic English language development through teaching content knowledge and standards-based skills and abilities. It contains practical steps and ideas for developing collaborative, cross-curricular programs that address EL-specific needs, and includes tables and templates, essays, and real-life stories that illuminate best practices for appropriate standards-based instruction that gets results.

Differentiation in Middle and High School, ed. , v.
Differentiation in Middle and High School, ed. , v.

Differentiation in Middle and High School, ed. , v.

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.

Literacy Strategies for English Learners in Core Content Secondary Classrooms, ed. , v.
Literacy Strategies for English Learners in Core Content Secondary Classrooms, ed. , v.

Literacy Strategies for English Learners in Core Content Secondary Classrooms, ed. , v.

This book focuses on instructional strategies that integrate language, literacy, and content across all subject areas in secondary education.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Neurodiversity in the Classroom, ed. , v.
Neurodiversity in the Classroom, ed. , v.

Neurodiversity in the Classroom, ed. , v.

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

Sharing the Blue Crayon, ed. , v.
Sharing the Blue Crayon, ed. , v.

Sharing the Blue Crayon, ed. , v.

This book shows teachers how to incorporate social and emotional learning into a busy day and then extend these skills to literacy lessons for young children.

Libraries, Literacy, and African American Youth, ed. , v.
Libraries, Literacy, and African American Youth, ed. , v.

Libraries, Literacy, and African American Youth, ed. , v.

This book explores how libraries can create more equitable and just services and programs for African American youth to help improve their literacy and life outcomes. It introduces key research concepts, such as Critical Race Theory (CRT), culturally relevant pedagogy, racial identity development, and equity literacy; and offers illustrations of how school and public librarians use these concepts to effect real change in the lives of African American youth.

The Girl-Positive Library, ed. , v.
The Girl-Positive Library, ed. , v.

The Girl-Positive Library, ed. , v.

This text provides a model for understanding how girls are represented in young adult literature that will aid librarians as they build collections and create programming. It provides suggestions for how to use and implement a feminist lens while reading, discussing, and reviewing titles. Includes recommended titles and discussion questions for use in developing instructional programs that explore concepts of girlhood, media literacy programs, and diverse collections.

Navigating the Core Curriculum, ed. , v.
Navigating the Core Curriculum, ed. , v.

Navigating the Core Curriculum, ed. , v.

This book presents the three tiers of RTI (response to intervention) and identifies potential barriers to learning and establishes clear action plans for diminishing them. It examines the design of multi-tiered lessons that honor diverse student literacy skill sets and shows why confidence, competence, and collaboration are vital classroom components for helping students gain core mastery.

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

Literacy Unleashed, ed. , v.

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

Teaching Dilemmas and Solutions in Content-Area Literacy, Grades 6-12, ed. , v.
Teaching Dilemmas and Solutions in Content-Area Literacy, Grades 6-12, ed. , v.

Teaching Dilemmas and Solutions in Content-Area Literacy, Grades 6-12, ed. , v.

This book provides suggestions on how to develop curriculum and instruction that are responsive to students’ needs across English/language arts, science, social studies, mathematics, visual space, and music and drama.

Taking Action on Adolescent Literacy, ed. , v.
Taking Action on Adolescent Literacy, ed. , v.

Taking Action on Adolescent Literacy, ed. , v.

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.

Cultural Literacy for the Common Core, ed. , v.
Cultural Literacy for the Common Core, ed. , v.

Cultural Literacy for the Common Core, ed. , v.

This book outlines a six-step framework for becoming culturally literate that complements the Common Core and encourages students to be at the center of learning.

Building Literacy in Social Studies, ed. , v.
Building Literacy in Social Studies, ed. , v.

Building Literacy in Social Studies, ed. , v.

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.

The Fundamentals of Literacy Coaching, ed. , v.
The Fundamentals of Literacy Coaching, ed. , v.

The Fundamentals of Literacy Coaching, ed. , v.

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.

Common Core Standards for High School English Language Arts, ed. , v.
Common Core Standards for High School English Language Arts, ed. , v.

Common Core Standards for High School English Language Arts, ed. , v.

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.

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

Achieving Next Generation Literacy, ed. , v.

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

Focus, ed. , v.
Focus, ed. , v.

Focus, ed. , v.

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.

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

Climbing the Literacy Ladder, ed. , v.

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

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

Math Fact Fluency, ed. , v.

This book explains how to teach, assess, and communicate with parents about basic math fact instruction. It includes: the five fundamentals of fact fluency, which provide a research-based framework; strategies for students to find facts that are not yet committed to memory; games that provide practice; assessment tools that provide useful data on fact fluency and mastery; and suggestions and strategies for collaborating with families to help children master basic math facts.

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

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

This book discusses chronic absence in U.S. schools and its effects on students, teachers, families, and the school community. It explains how to replace punitive approaches with universal supports and Tier 2 and Tier 3 interventions for students with more persistent problems, including how to: build a team to address absenteeism; collect data and set priorities; generate enthusiasm and community support; and create strategies specific to the school and its demographics.

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

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

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.

Align the Design, ed. , v.
Align the Design, ed. , v.

Align the Design, ed. , v.

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.

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

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

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.

How to Make Decisions with Different Kinds of Student Assessment Data, ed. , v.
How to Make Decisions with Different Kinds of Student Assessment Data, ed. , v.

How to Make Decisions with Different Kinds of Student Assessment Data, ed. , v.

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.

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

Adventures in Teacher Leadership, ed. , v.

This copublication of ASCD and NNSTOY outlines a path for educators to become successful teacher leaders. Organized around five key tools—communication, collaboration, professional development, data, and advocacy—it covers every aspect of what is involved in taking on leadership responsibilities.

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

On Formative Assessment, ed. , v.

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

The Art and Science of Teaching, ed. , v.
The Art and Science of Teaching, ed. , v.

The Art and Science of Teaching, ed. , v.

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.

What Every School Leader Needs to Know About RTI, ed. , v.
What Every School Leader Needs to Know About RTI, ed. , v.

What Every School Leader Needs to Know About RTI, ed. , v.

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.

Opening Doors to Equity, ed. , v.
Opening Doors to Equity, ed. , v.

Opening Doors to Equity, ed. , v.

This book is a call to action, focused on observation-based professional learning to elevate teaching practice. Learn how to bring team observation into the classroom to test, refine and transform instruction so that students of all backgrounds achieve.

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

Excellence Through Equity, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

4. Identifying Critical Content from the Standards

Learning on Display, ed. , v.
Learning on Display, ed. , v.

Learning on Display, ed. , v.

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

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

Great Performances, ed. 2, v.

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.

Where Great Teaching Begins, ed. , v.
Where Great Teaching Begins, ed. , v.

Where Great Teaching Begins, ed. , v.

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.

Making Standards Useful in the Classroom, ed. , v.
Making Standards Useful in the Classroom, ed. , v.

Making Standards Useful in the Classroom, ed. , v.

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.

Teaching Dilemmas and Solutions in Content-Area Literacy, Grades 6-12, ed. , v.
Teaching Dilemmas and Solutions in Content-Area Literacy, Grades 6-12, ed. , v.

Teaching Dilemmas and Solutions in Content-Area Literacy, Grades 6-12, ed. , v.

This book provides suggestions on how to develop curriculum and instruction that are responsive to students’ needs across English/language arts, science, social studies, mathematics, visual space, and music and drama.

Content-Area Conversations, ed. , v.
Content-Area Conversations, ed. , v.

Content-Area Conversations, ed. , v.

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.

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

Better Writing Breakthrough, ed. , v.

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

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

Becoming a Globally Competent Teacher, ed. , v.

This book introduces a proven self-reflection tool to help educators of all grade levels and content areas develop the skills to become a globally competent teacher, so that they can prepare their students for an increasingly complex, interconnected, and interdependent world.

Taking Action on Adolescent Literacy, ed. , v.
Taking Action on Adolescent Literacy, ed. , v.

Taking Action on Adolescent Literacy, ed. , v.

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.

Engaging English Learners Through Access to Standards, ed. , v.
Engaging English Learners Through Access to Standards, ed. , v.

Engaging English Learners Through Access to Standards, ed. , v.

This book addresses how school districts and schools can successfully promote academic English language development through teaching content knowledge and standards-based skills and abilities. It contains practical steps and ideas for developing collaborative, cross-curricular programs that address EL-specific needs, and includes tables and templates, essays, and real-life stories that illuminate best practices for appropriate standards-based instruction that gets results.

The Purposeful Classroom, ed. , v.
The Purposeful Classroom, ed. , v.

The Purposeful Classroom, ed. , v.

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.

Leading and Managing a Differentiated Classroom, ed. , v.
Leading and Managing a Differentiated Classroom, ed. , v.

Leading and Managing a Differentiated Classroom, ed. , v.

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.

The Language-Rich Classroom, ed. , v.
The Language-Rich Classroom, ed. , v.

The Language-Rich Classroom, ed. , v.

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.

Differentiating Instruction with Technology in K-5 Classrooms, ed. , v.
Differentiating Instruction with Technology in K-5 Classrooms, ed. , v.

Differentiating Instruction with Technology in K-5 Classrooms, ed. , v.

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.

Promises Fulfilled, ed. , v.
Promises Fulfilled, ed. , v.

Promises Fulfilled, ed. , v.

This book provides research-based strategies that preK-12 administrators and teacher leaders can implement to effectively identify and support ELs (English learners), addressing their needs based on proficiency levels and content competencies, cultural and educational backgrounds, and instructional needs.

Common Core Standards for High School English Language Arts, ed. , v.
Common Core Standards for High School English Language Arts, ed. , v.

Common Core Standards for High School English Language Arts, ed. , v.

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.

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

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

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.

Boosting ALL Children's Social and Emotional Brain Power, ed. , v.
Boosting ALL Children's Social and Emotional Brain Power, ed. , v.

Boosting ALL Children's Social and Emotional Brain Power, ed. , v.

This text demonstrates how educators can positively influence the development of students’ social and emotional intelligence, including strengthening essential skills such as empathy, self-management and problem-solving. This research-based approach includes techniques such as classroom exercises that are grouped by age but adaptable for all grade levels, lively activities that keep students engaged, and valuable content for anti-bullying initiatives and counseling programs.

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

Fostering Resilient Learners, ed. , v.

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

Common Core Standards for Middle School English Language Arts, ed. , v.
Common Core Standards for Middle School English Language Arts, ed. , v.

Common Core Standards for Middle School English Language Arts, ed. , v.

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.

Teaching English Language Learners Across the Content Areas, ed. , v.
Teaching English Language Learners Across the Content Areas, ed. , v.

Teaching English Language Learners Across the Content Areas, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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.

Closing the Gap, ed. , v.
Closing the Gap, ed. , v.

Closing the Gap, ed. , v.

This book discusses the historical placement of “digital equity” content in teacher education programs; research- and evidence-based vignettes from teacher educators, higher education deans, and department coordinators demonstrating best practices; examples of ISTE Standards in action; practical tips for preparing future teachers to navigate the process; positive applications of digital equity; and a hypothesis for the future direction of digital equity in teacher education.

A Close Look at Close Reading, ed. , v.
A Close Look at Close Reading, ed. , v.

A Close Look at Close Reading, ed. , v.

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.

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

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

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.

Literacy Strategies for English Learners in Core Content Secondary Classrooms, ed. , v.
Literacy Strategies for English Learners in Core Content Secondary Classrooms, ed. , v.

Literacy Strategies for English Learners in Core Content Secondary Classrooms, ed. , v.

This book focuses on instructional strategies that integrate language, literacy, and content across all subject areas in secondary education.

Connecting Teachers, Students, and Standards, ed. , v.
Connecting Teachers, Students, and Standards, ed. , v.

Connecting Teachers, Students, and Standards, ed. , v.

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

Developing Mindful Students, Skillful Thinkers, Thoughtful Schools, ed. , v.
Developing Mindful Students, Skillful Thinkers, Thoughtful Schools, ed. , v.

Developing Mindful Students, Skillful Thinkers, Thoughtful Schools, ed. , v.

This book shows school leaders how to build a thinking culture within the entire learning community. Based on the research of the best proponents of critical thinking and aligned to one of the key goals of the Common Core State Standards, this practical guide provides numerous strategies to help teachers and leaders. Included are practical classroom strategies and illustrations, curriculum maps, and tools for developing students’ creativity and decision-making skills.

Becoming a Great High School, ed. , v.
Becoming a Great High School, ed. , v.

Becoming a Great High School, ed. , v.

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.

Common Core Standards for High School Mathematics, ed. , v.
Common Core Standards for High School Mathematics, ed. , v.

Common Core Standards for High School Mathematics, ed. , v.

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.

Understanding Common Core State Standards, ed. , v.
Understanding Common Core State Standards, ed. , v.

Understanding Common Core State Standards, ed. , v.

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.

Activating the Desire to Learn, ed. , v.
Activating the Desire to Learn, ed. , v.

Activating the Desire to Learn, ed. , v.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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

Classroom Assessment & Grading That Work, ed. , v.
Classroom Assessment & Grading That Work, ed. , v.

Classroom Assessment & Grading That Work, ed. , v.

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.

ISTE's Technology Facilitation and Leadership Standards, ed. , v.
ISTE's Technology Facilitation and Leadership Standards, ed. , v.

ISTE's Technology Facilitation and Leadership Standards, ed. , v.

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

Digital Equity Strategies for the K-12 Classroom, ed. , v.
Digital Equity Strategies for the K-12 Classroom, ed. , v.

Digital Equity Strategies for the K-12 Classroom, ed. , v.

This book explores digital equity in depth and provides teachers and coaches with concrete strategies for addressing the problem. The latest research and approaches to digital equity challenges tied to the ISTE Standards for Educators and the ISTE Standards for Students are presented.

National Educational Technology Standards for Administrators, ed. , v.
National Educational Technology Standards for Administrators, ed. , v.

National Educational Technology Standards for Administrators, ed. , v.

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

Learning for Keeps, ed. , v.
Learning for Keeps, ed. , v.

Learning for Keeps, ed. , v.

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.

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

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

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.

Overcoming Textbook Fatigue, ed. , v.
Overcoming Textbook Fatigue, ed. , v.

Overcoming Textbook Fatigue, ed. , v.

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.

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

Enhancing Professional Practice, ed. 2, v.

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

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

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

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

Rethinking Grading, ed. , v.
Rethinking Grading, ed. , v.

Rethinking Grading, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

The Art and Science of Teaching, ed. , v.
The Art and Science of Teaching, ed. , v.

The Art and Science of Teaching, ed. , v.

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.

5. Previewing New Content

Engaging Young Readers, ed. , v.
Engaging Young Readers, ed. , v.

Engaging Young Readers, ed. , v.

This book focuses on developmental reading strategies for elementary students at all stages and exploring how technology can be used to improve the skills of a wide range of readers, including beginning readers, struggling readers, reluctant readers, enriched readers and English Language Learners (ELLs).

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

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

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.

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

Classroom Instruction that Works, ed. 2, v.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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.

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

Math Fact Fluency, ed. , v.

This book explains how to teach, assess, and communicate with parents about basic math fact instruction. It includes: the five fundamentals of fact fluency, which provide a research-based framework; strategies for students to find facts that are not yet committed to memory; games that provide practice; assessment tools that provide useful data on fact fluency and mastery; and suggestions and strategies for collaborating with families to help children master basic math facts.

Research-Based Strategies to Ignite Student Learning, ed. , v.
Research-Based Strategies to Ignite Student Learning, ed. , v.

Research-Based Strategies to Ignite Student Learning, ed. , v.

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.

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

Summarization in Any Subject, ed. , v.

Explores numerous summarization strategies, including all of the steps and examples educators need to start using summarization to improve students' comprehension and boost their long-term memory.

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

Summarization in Any Subject, ed. 2, v.

Explores numerous summarization strategies, including all of the steps and examples educators need to start using summarization to improve students' comprehension and boost their long-term memory. This second edition includes changes to all techniques from the first edition and brand new summarizing techniques that can be differentiated for multiple disciplines and levels of student readiness.

Getting to
Getting to

Getting to "Got It!" Helping Struggling Students Learn How to Learn, ed. , v.

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.

Brain-Based Teaching in the Digital Age, ed. , v.
Brain-Based Teaching in the Digital Age, ed. , v.

Brain-Based Teaching in the Digital Age, ed. , v.

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, ed. , v.
Brain-Friendly Strategies for the Inclusion Classroom, ed. , v.

Brain-Friendly Strategies for the Inclusion Classroom, ed. , v.

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.

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

Engage the Brain, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

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

Brain Matters, ed. 2, v.

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.

Learning to Love Math, ed. , v.
Learning to Love Math, ed. , v.

Learning to Love Math, ed. , v.

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

The Motivated Brain, ed. , v.
The Motivated Brain, ed. , v.

The Motivated Brain, ed. , v.

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

Boosting ALL Children's Social and Emotional Brain Power, ed. , v.
Boosting ALL Children's Social and Emotional Brain Power, ed. , v.

Boosting ALL Children's Social and Emotional Brain Power, ed. , v.

This text demonstrates how educators can positively influence the development of students’ social and emotional intelligence, including strengthening essential skills such as empathy, self-management and problem-solving. This research-based approach includes techniques such as classroom exercises that are grouped by age but adaptable for all grade levels, lively activities that keep students engaged, and valuable content for anti-bullying initiatives and counseling programs.

Teaching the Brain to Read, ed. , v.
Teaching the Brain to Read, ed. , v.

Teaching the Brain to Read, ed. , v.

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.

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

Mindfulness in the Classroom, ed. , v.

This book defines mindfulness as a secular practice where the intentional focus of one’s attention is on the present moment in a nonjudgmental way. It describes how it can reduce stress to create calmer classrooms in which students concentrate better and feel more positive about themselves and others. Along with an overview and latest research, it explains how it affects the the brain, how to adapt, integrate, and implement it, and how to teach it without religious overtones.

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

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

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.

Writing the Playbook, ed. , v.
Writing the Playbook, ed. , v.

Writing the Playbook, ed. , v.

This step-by-step, research-based leadership plan for jump-starting boys' achievement, provides critical insight into the brain-based differences between boys and girls, first-hand leadership and classroom experiences, and ready-to-use activities and resources for leading a successful gap-closing initiative.

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

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

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

The Art and Science of Teaching, ed. , v.
The Art and Science of Teaching, ed. , v.

The Art and Science of Teaching, ed. , v.

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.

How to Support Struggling Students, ed. , v.
How to Support Struggling Students, ed. , v.

How to Support Struggling Students, ed. , v.

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.

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

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

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

Motivating Black Males to Achieve in School & in Life, ed. , v.
Motivating Black Males to Achieve in School & in Life, ed. , v.

Motivating Black Males to Achieve in School & in Life, ed. , v.

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.

The Girl-Positive Library, ed. , v.
The Girl-Positive Library, ed. , v.

The Girl-Positive Library, ed. , v.

This text provides a model for understanding how girls are represented in young adult literature that will aid librarians as they build collections and create programming. It provides suggestions for how to use and implement a feminist lens while reading, discussing, and reviewing titles. Includes recommended titles and discussion questions for use in developing instructional programs that explore concepts of girlhood, media literacy programs, and diverse collections.

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

On Developing Readers, ed. , v.

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

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

Literacy Unleashed, ed. , v.

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

Educating Everybody's Children, ed. , v.
Educating Everybody's Children, ed. , v.

Educating Everybody's Children, ed. , v.

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.

A Close Look at Close Reading, ed. , v.
A Close Look at Close Reading, ed. , v.

A Close Look at Close Reading, ed. , v.

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.

The Language-Rich Classroom, ed. , v.
The Language-Rich Classroom, ed. , v.

The Language-Rich Classroom, ed. , v.

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.

How to Create a Culture of Achievement in Your School and Classroom, ed. , v.
How to Create a Culture of Achievement in Your School and Classroom, ed. , v.

How to Create a Culture of Achievement in Your School and Classroom, ed. , v.

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.

Focus, ed. , v.
Focus, ed. , v.

Focus, ed. , v.

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.

A Close Look at Close Reading, ed. , v.
A Close Look at Close Reading, ed. , v.

A Close Look at Close Reading, ed. , v.

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.

Building Background Knowledge for Academic Achievement, ed. , v.
Building Background Knowledge for Academic Achievement, ed. , v.

Building Background Knowledge for Academic Achievement, ed. , v.

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.

Catching Up or Leading the Way, ed. , v.
Catching Up or Leading the Way, ed. , v.

Catching Up or Leading the Way, ed. , v.

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.

6. Helping Students Process New Content

The Art and Science of Teaching, ed. , v.
The Art and Science of Teaching, ed. , v.

The Art and Science of Teaching, ed. , v.

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.

IT's Elementary! Integrating Technology in the Primary Grades, ed. , v.
IT's Elementary! Integrating Technology in the Primary Grades, ed. , v.

IT's Elementary! Integrating Technology in the Primary Grades, ed. , v.

This book discusses specific strategies for effectively incorporating technology in the elementary classroom.

Brain-Friendly Strategies for the Inclusion Classroom, ed. , v.
Brain-Friendly Strategies for the Inclusion Classroom, ed. , v.

Brain-Friendly Strategies for the Inclusion Classroom, ed. , v.

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.

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

Engage the Brain, ed. , v.

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

Research-Based Strategies to Ignite Student Learning, ed. , v.
Research-Based Strategies to Ignite Student Learning, ed. , v.

Research-Based Strategies to Ignite Student Learning, ed. , v.

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.

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

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

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

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

Brain Matters, ed. 2, v.

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.

Learning to Love Math, ed. , v.
Learning to Love Math, ed. , v.

Learning to Love Math, ed. , v.

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

The Motivated Brain, ed. , v.
The Motivated Brain, ed. , v.

The Motivated Brain, ed. , v.

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

Boosting ALL Children's Social and Emotional Brain Power, ed. , v.
Boosting ALL Children's Social and Emotional Brain Power, ed. , v.

Boosting ALL Children's Social and Emotional Brain Power, ed. , v.

This text demonstrates how educators can positively influence the development of students’ social and emotional intelligence, including strengthening essential skills such as empathy, self-management and problem-solving. This research-based approach includes techniques such as classroom exercises that are grouped by age but adaptable for all grade levels, lively activities that keep students engaged, and valuable content for anti-bullying initiatives and counseling programs.

Teaching the Brain to Read, ed. , v.
Teaching the Brain to Read, ed. , v.

Teaching the Brain to Read, ed. , v.

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.

Brain-Based Teaching in the Digital Age, ed. , v.
Brain-Based Teaching in the Digital Age, ed. , v.

Brain-Based Teaching in the Digital Age, ed. , v.

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.

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

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

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.

Writing the Playbook, ed. , v.
Writing the Playbook, ed. , v.

Writing the Playbook, ed. , v.

This step-by-step, research-based leadership plan for jump-starting boys' achievement, provides critical insight into the brain-based differences between boys and girls, first-hand leadership and classroom experiences, and ready-to-use activities and resources for leading a successful gap-closing initiative.

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

Math Fact Fluency, ed. , v.

This book explains how to teach, assess, and communicate with parents about basic math fact instruction. It includes: the five fundamentals of fact fluency, which provide a research-based framework; strategies for students to find facts that are not yet committed to memory; games that provide practice; assessment tools that provide useful data on fact fluency and mastery; and suggestions and strategies for collaborating with families to help children master basic math facts.

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

Summarization in Any Subject, ed. , v.

Explores numerous summarization strategies, including all of the steps and examples educators need to start using summarization to improve students' comprehension and boost their long-term memory.

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

Summarization in Any Subject, ed. 2, v.

Explores numerous summarization strategies, including all of the steps and examples educators need to start using summarization to improve students' comprehension and boost their long-term memory. This second edition includes changes to all techniques from the first edition and brand new summarizing techniques that can be differentiated for multiple disciplines and levels of student readiness.

Motivating Black Males to Achieve in School & in Life, ed. , v.
Motivating Black Males to Achieve in School & in Life, ed. , v.

Motivating Black Males to Achieve in School & in Life, ed. , v.

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.

Raising Black Students' Achievement Through Culturally Responsive Teaching, ed. , v.
Raising Black Students' Achievement Through Culturally Responsive Teaching, ed. , v.

Raising Black Students' Achievement Through Culturally Responsive Teaching, ed. , v.

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

Getting to
Getting to

Getting to "Got It!" Helping Struggling Students Learn How to Learn, ed. , v.

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.

7. Using Questions to Help Students Elaborate on Content

Questioning for Classroom Discussion, ed. , v.
Questioning for Classroom Discussion, ed. , v.

Questioning for Classroom Discussion, ed. , v.

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.

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

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

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

Complex Text Decoded, ed. , v.
Complex Text Decoded, ed. , v.

Complex Text Decoded, ed. , v.

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.

How to Assess Higher-Order Thinking Skills in Your Classroom, ed. , v.
How to Assess Higher-Order Thinking Skills in Your Classroom, ed. , v.

How to Assess Higher-Order Thinking Skills in Your Classroom, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

Transformative Assessment in Action, ed. , v.
Transformative Assessment in Action, ed. , v.

Transformative Assessment in Action, ed. , v.

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.

Teaching in Tandem, ed. , v.
Teaching in Tandem, ed. , v.

Teaching in Tandem, ed. , v.

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.

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

The Aspiring Principal 50, ed. , v.

This volume presents reflective questions to assist both new and aspiring school leaders as they work to become effective school leaders or consider making a leap to a leadership position. It helps aspiring principals determine whether they truly want to be “The Principal” and helps new principals grow and thrive. The book contains a chapter on preparing for the school administrator job interview, and discusses student achievement, maintenance, budget, and website.

Guided Instruction, ed. , v.
Guided Instruction, ed. , v.

Guided Instruction, ed. , v.

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

The Girl-Positive Library, ed. , v.
The Girl-Positive Library, ed. , v.

The Girl-Positive Library, ed. , v.

This text provides a model for understanding how girls are represented in young adult literature that will aid librarians as they build collections and create programming. It provides suggestions for how to use and implement a feminist lens while reading, discussing, and reviewing titles. Includes recommended titles and discussion questions for use in developing instructional programs that explore concepts of girlhood, media literacy programs, and diverse collections.

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

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

This book presents both reflective questions and answers to those questions to help school leaders understand the importance of their roles in a school’s success.

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

The Relevant Classroom, ed. , v.

This book presents six strategies to show teachers ways to foster real-world connections, genuine engagement, and deeper learning. The strategies are making meaning central to student work; contextualizing the curriculum; creating space to learn; connecting student work to the community; following the (student) leaders; and reenvisioning feedback and evaluation. The book includes how to get started, examples, reflection questions, and tips on how to overcome common obstacles.

Engaging the Whole Child, ed. , v.
Engaging the Whole Child, ed. , v.

Engaging the Whole Child, ed. , v.

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?.

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

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

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

Hacking School Culture, ed. , v.
Hacking School Culture, ed. , v.

Hacking School Culture, ed. , v.

This book describes how to create school cultures where students and staff flourish, using a human-centered approach. Includes protocols for strengths-focused teaching and learning; tools for starting hard conversations, coaching critical questioning, and sustaining respectful communication; experiential learning models that improve school culture; approaches that encourage activism and peaceful conflict resolution; and design strategies for human-centered decision-making.

Growing Language Through Science, K-5, ed. , v.
Growing Language Through Science, K-5, ed. , v.

Growing Language Through Science, K-5, ed. , v.

This book offers a model for contextualizing language and promoting academic success for all students, particularly English learners in the K-5 science classroom, through a highly effective approach that integrates inquiry-based science lessons with language rich hand-on experiences.

Flipped Learning for English Instruction, ed. , v.
Flipped Learning for English Instruction, ed. , v.

Flipped Learning for English Instruction, ed. , v.

In this book, the authors discuss how educators can successfully apply the flipped classroom model to teaching English language arts. Each chapter offers practical guidance, including how to approach lesson planning, what to do with class time and how the flipped model can work alongside learning through inquiry.

Engaging Young Readers, ed. , v.
Engaging Young Readers, ed. , v.

Engaging Young Readers, ed. , v.

This book focuses on developmental reading strategies for elementary students at all stages and exploring how technology can be used to improve the skills of a wide range of readers, including beginning readers, struggling readers, reluctant readers, enriched readers and English Language Learners (ELLs).

English Language Arts, Grades 3-5, ed. , v.
English Language Arts, Grades 3-5, ed. , v.

English Language Arts, Grades 3-5, ed. , v.

This book provides a streamlined path for designing and implementing curriculum that leads to student mastery of academic language—the key to school success.

English Language Arts, Grades K-2, ed. , v.
English Language Arts, Grades K-2, ed. , v.

English Language Arts, Grades K-2, ed. , v.

This book provides a streamlined path for designing and implementing curriculum that leads to student mastery of academic language—the key to school success.

Engaging English Learners Through Access to Standards, ed. , v.
Engaging English Learners Through Access to Standards, ed. , v.

Engaging English Learners Through Access to Standards, ed. , v.

This book addresses how school districts and schools can successfully promote academic English language development through teaching content knowledge and standards-based skills and abilities. It contains practical steps and ideas for developing collaborative, cross-curricular programs that address EL-specific needs, and includes tables and templates, essays, and real-life stories that illuminate best practices for appropriate standards-based instruction that gets results.

The Language-Rich Classroom, ed. , v.
The Language-Rich Classroom, ed. , v.

The Language-Rich Classroom, ed. , v.

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.

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

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

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.

Teaching English Language Learners Across the Content Areas, ed. , v.
Teaching English Language Learners Across the Content Areas, ed. , v.

Teaching English Language Learners Across the Content Areas, ed. , v.

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

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

Checking for Understanding, ed. , v.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

Provides strategic talking points, conversation starters, and ready-made tools needed to explain how formative assessment improves student learning and achievement, and guides school leaders in working with teachers to make formative assessment an integral part of their classrooms.

9. Helping Students Practice Skills, Strategies, and Processes

The Art and Science of Teaching, ed. , v.
The Art and Science of Teaching, ed. , v.

The Art and Science of Teaching, ed. , v.

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.

Connecting Teachers, Students, and Standards, ed. , v.
Connecting Teachers, Students, and Standards, ed. , v.

Connecting Teachers, Students, and Standards, ed. , v.

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

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

Classroom Instruction that Works, ed. 2, v.

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.

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

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

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

How to Support Struggling Students, ed. , v.
How to Support Struggling Students, ed. , v.

How to Support Struggling Students, ed. , v.

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.

Complex Text Decoded, ed. , v.
Complex Text Decoded, ed. , v.

Complex Text Decoded, ed. , v.

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.

Integrating Differentiated Instruction & Understanding by Design, ed. , v.
Integrating Differentiated Instruction & Understanding by Design, ed. , v.

Integrating Differentiated Instruction & Understanding by Design, ed. , v.

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.

Activating the Desire to Learn, ed. , v.
Activating the Desire to Learn, ed. , v.

Activating the Desire to Learn, ed. , v.

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.

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

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

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.

Where Great Teaching Begins, ed. , v.
Where Great Teaching Begins, ed. , v.

Where Great Teaching Begins, ed. , v.

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.

Guided Instruction, ed. , v.
Guided Instruction, ed. , v.

Guided Instruction, ed. , v.

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

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

Math Fact Fluency, ed. , v.

This book explains how to teach, assess, and communicate with parents about basic math fact instruction. It includes: the five fundamentals of fact fluency, which provide a research-based framework; strategies for students to find facts that are not yet committed to memory; games that provide practice; assessment tools that provide useful data on fact fluency and mastery; and suggestions and strategies for collaborating with families to help children master basic math facts.

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

On Developing Readers, ed. , v.

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

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

Dolphins in Trees, ed. , v.

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

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

Coherent School Leadership, ed. , v.

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

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

The Teacher 50, ed. , v.

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

A Close Look at Close Reading, ed. , v.
A Close Look at Close Reading, ed. , v.

A Close Look at Close Reading, ed. , v.

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.

Setting the Standard for Project Based Learning, ed. , v.
Setting the Standard for Project Based Learning, ed. , v.

Setting the Standard for Project Based Learning, ed. , v.

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.

A Close Look at Close Reading, ed. , v.
A Close Look at Close Reading, ed. , v.

A Close Look at Close Reading, ed. , v.

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.

Engaging Young Readers, ed. , v.
Engaging Young Readers, ed. , v.

Engaging Young Readers, ed. , v.

This book focuses on developmental reading strategies for elementary students at all stages and exploring how technology can be used to improve the skills of a wide range of readers, including beginning readers, struggling readers, reluctant readers, enriched readers and English Language Learners (ELLs).

Motivating Black Males to Achieve in School & in Life, ed. , v.
Motivating Black Males to Achieve in School & in Life, ed. , v.

Motivating Black Males to Achieve in School & in Life, ed. , v.

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.

The Girl-Positive Library, ed. , v.
The Girl-Positive Library, ed. , v.

The Girl-Positive Library, ed. , v.

This text provides a model for understanding how girls are represented in young adult literature that will aid librarians as they build collections and create programming. It provides sugge