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Administration/Leadership

Stories from Webb, ed. , v.

This book shares stories from Webb Elementary, intended to remind teachers that education isn’t just a job, it’s a calling. It’s a role that comes with the responsibility to care deeply and to persist despite countless challenges, from state testing to budget cuts to long hours.

Lead Like a Pirate, ed. , v.

This book explains how to design classroom experiences that encourage students to take risks and explore their passions in a stimulating, motivating, and supportive environment where improvement, rather than grades, is the focus.

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

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

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

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

The Principal 50, ed. , v.

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

Teacher Teamwork, ed. , v.

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

STEM Leadership, ed. , v.

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

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.

10 Steps to Managing Change in Schools, ed. , v.

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

Igniting Teacher Leadership, ed. , v.

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

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.

The Mindful School Leader, ed. , v.

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

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

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

The Power of Questioning, ed. , v.

This book takes questioning in the K–6 classroom to a new level while emphasizing the interconnected nature of instruction. Instead of having your students look for the answer, you allow them to raise other questions as they investigate the topic further.

Bounce Forward, ed. , v.

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

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.

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.

Reimagining the Science Department, ed. , v.

This book invites the reader to reassess past and current practices in science departments and to rethink the future for teachers and students in their own science classrooms.

Introducing Teachers and Administrators to the NGSS, ed. , v.

This book features activities and useful advice for guiding teachers and administrators as they put NGSS standards into practice in the classroom.

Exemplary Science, ed. , v.

This book provides an overview of current research on quality professional development and how it aligns with the National Science Education Standards. It includes fourteen professional development programs that provide real-life models of how to train current or future teachers to carry out the constructivist, inquiry-based approach recommended by the Standards.

The Four O'Clock Faculty, ed. , v.

This book identifies ways in which educators can make their professional development meaningful, efficient, and, above all, relevant both to themselves and their colleagues.

The Innovator’s Mindset, ed. , v.

This book encourages teachers and administrators to empower their learners to wonder, explore, and to become forward-thinking leaders. Includes practical suggestions for unleashing students’ and teachers’ talent, as well as encouraging accounts of leaders and learners who are innovating 'inside the box.'

Escaping The School Leader's Dunk Tank, ed. , v.

Through real-life stories and by sharing insightful research, this book equips school leaders with the practical knowledge and emotional tools necessary to survive discrimination, bad politics, revenge, and ego-driven coworkers.

Start. Right. Now., ed. , v.

This book provides an overall framework for achieving and sustaining excellence over time; excellent leaders and teachers Know the Way, Show the Way, Go the Way, and Grow Each Day.

Learning Transformed, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

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

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

The NSTA Reader's Guide to the Next Generation Science Standards, ed. , v.

This guide offers teachers, principals, district and state administrators -- anyone with a vested interest in improving the quality of science education -- tools needed to absorb the new standards and begin to implement them into classroom practices.

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

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

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

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

The NSTA Reader's Guide to A Framework for K-12 Science Education, ed. 2, v.

Unpacks the three key dimensions of the Framework for K-12 Science Education—scientific and engineering practices, crosscutting concepts, and core ideas in each specific discipline—allowing teachers, administrators, curriculum developers, university professors, and others to more easily grasp how the NGSS differ from previous standards. Includes essays by key leaders in science education, each further explaining the Framework.

Security vs. Access, ed. , v.

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

Translating the NGSS for Classroom Instruction, ed. , v.

This book provides essential guidance for everyone from teachers to school administrators to district and state science coordinators. It includes an introduction to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) with examples of the standards translated to classroom instruction in elementary, middle, and high school, and assistance in adapting current units of instruction to align with the standards.

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.

Formative Classroom Walkthroughs, ed. , v.

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

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.

Personalized Professional Learning, ed. , v.

This book provides district and school administrators with a roadmap for transforming professional development programs into more effective and innovative learning experiences that elevate onsite expertise while aligning with school and district priorities. It includes steps for diagnosing, planning, executing, evaluating, and refining teachers' professional learning. Informed by research and experiences of educators, it suggests best practices and tools for adult learning.

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

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

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.

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.

Retaining New Teachers, ed. , v.

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

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.

How Much Water Do We Have, ed. , v.

This book Identifies five key elements (information, planning, motivation, support, and leadership) that are necessary for the success of any goal, life transition, or challenge. The elements are called the 5 Waters of Success, and like the water we drink, we need them to thrive in today’s rapidly paced world.

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.

Holistic Leadership, Thriving Schools, ed. , v.

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

Social LEADia, ed. , v.

This book addresses the need to shift our conversations at school and at home from digital citizenship to digital leadership. Since technology is here to stay, so our students must be educated, empowered, and inspired to use social media to learn and share learning and their voices, address inequality, and be a positive influence in others’ lives. It introduces the reader to some amazing kids who are leveraging social media in positive and powerful ways.

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

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

Supporting Beginning Teachers, ed. , v.

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

Building Equity, ed. , v.

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

Bold Moves for Schools, ed. , v.

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

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.

Pathways to Well-Being, ed. , v.

This book provides an overview of each of the six elements of well-being with connections to the applicable ISTE Standards for Educators and the ISTE Standards for Education Leaders, information on the positive and negative aspects of technology related to overall well-being, reflection questions to help readers make healthy changes, and additional resources such as research, articles, books and websites.

A Better Approach to Mobile Devices, ed. , v.

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

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.

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.

Cultural Competence Now, ed. , v.

This book's strategies and tools help school leaders explore urgent and uncomfortable issues of race, bias, and privilege with their teachers throughout the school year.

Assessing Multilingual Learners, ed. , v.

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

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.

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.

Supporting New Teachers, ed. , v.

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

Finding Fulfillment, ed. , v.

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

Assessment

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.

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.

The Feedback Loop, ed. , v.

Drawing on research-based findings and the experiences of both new and veteran classroom teachers, this guide offers practical ideas for middle and high school teachers, regardless of discipline. The first chapters introduce the Feedback Loop framework; highlight the four elements of goals, tools, data, and inferences; and explore how to close the loop by connecting inferences and goals through feedback. Later chapters show how to use the full loop to inform your instruction.

Uncovering Student Ideas in Earth and Environmental Science, ed. , v.

This book offers 32 engaging questions, or probes, that can reveal what your students already know—or think they know—about core Earth and environmental science concepts. Armed with those insights, you can use the probes' teacher notes to adjust your approach and present the science in grade-appropriate ways so students will learn the content accurately.

Uncovering Student Ideas in Physical Science, ed. , v.

This book offers 39 new formative assessment probes, with a focus on electric charge, electric current, and magnets and electromagnetism. It can help you do everything from demystify electromagnetic fields to explain the real reason balloons stick to the wall after you rub them on your hair.

Uncovering Student Ideas in Primary Science, ed. , v.

This book offers 8 life science probes, 11 physical science probes, and 6 Earth and space science probes that target K–2 disciplinary core ideas.

The Basics of Data Literacy, ed. , v.

This book teaches you how to help your students understand data. In turn, they learn how to collect, summarize, and analyze statistics inside and outside the classroom. Provides an introduction to types of variables and data, ways to structure and interpret data tables, simple statistics, and survey basics from a student perspective.

What Are They Thinking? Promoting Elementary Learning Through Formative Assessment, ed. , v.

This book will help draw out and then recognize what students know—or think they know—about the natural world. It provides easy-to-grasp explanations and advice that tell how to encourage evidence-based discussion and then monitor students’ understanding.

The Perfect Assessment System, ed. , v.

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

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

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

Mastering Formative Assessment Moves, ed. , v.

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

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

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

What We Know About Grading, ed. , v.

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

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.

Assessing Multilingual Learners, ed. , v.

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

Formative Classroom Walkthroughs, ed. , v.

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

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.

What Makes a Star Teacher, ed. , v.

This book will help educators learn to assess, develop, and reflect on dispositions of star teachers, which enable teachers and students to thrive in the classroom.

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

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

The Power of Extreme Writing, ed. , v.

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

Teach, Reflect, Learn, ed. , v.

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

Digital Portfolios in the Classroom, ed. , v.

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

Teaching Students to Self-Assess, ed. , v.

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

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.

5 Myths About Classroom Technology, ed. , v.

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

School Culture Rewired, ed. , v.

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

Keeping It Real and Relevant, ed. , v.

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

Real-World Projects, ed. , v.

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

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.

Bold Moves for Schools, ed. , v.

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

Teaching Conceptual Understanding in Science, ed. , v.

This book explores where science education has been and where it’s going. It emphasizes how knowing the history and nature of science can help educators engage in teaching for conceptual understanding and conceptual change, and stresses the importance of formative assessment.

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

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

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.

Never Work Harder Than Your Students and Other Principles of Great Teaching, ed. 2, v.

This book identifies seven mastery principles and explains how to use them to guide planning, instruction, assessment, and classroom management. It provides all-new, empowering advice on navigating external evaluation, and includes a self-assessment to help teachers identify current levels of mastery and take control of their own practice.

Once Upon an Earth Science Book, ed. , v.

This book provides everything needed to boost students’ skills in both science and reading. Starting with advice on teaching reading comprehension strategies to middle school students, it also provides hands-on science activities, readings that cover important earth science concepts and support the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS),writing activities that prompt students to connect what they did with what they read, and assessment exercises.

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

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

Leading for DIfferentiation, ed. , v.

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

Code Breaker, ed. , v.

This book equips you to use computational thinking and coding in your classroom, regardless of your computer skill level, to increase creativity, remix assessment, and develop a class of coder ninjas!

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.

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.

Real Engagement, ed. , v.

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

Blended/Hybrid Learning

Getting Started with Blended Learning, ed. , v.

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

What Works in K-12 Online Learning, ed. , v.

Provides an overview of effective online teaching and learning practices.

A Better Approach to Mobile Devices, ed. , v.

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

Retool Your School, ed. , v.

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

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.

140 Twitter Tips for Educators, ed. , v.

This book offers step-by-step instructions to help you master the basics of Twitter, build an online following, and become a Twitter rock star.

Web 2.0, ed. , v.

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

Safe Practices for Life Online, ed. , v.

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

Peer Feedback in the Classroom, ed. , v.

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

50 Things You Can Do With Google Classroom, ed. , v.

This book provides a thorough overview of the Google Classroom application, specifically designed to help teachers save time by streamlining the process of going digital.

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.

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.

Digital Portfolios in the Classroom, ed. , v.

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

Social LEADia, ed. , v.

This book addresses the need to shift our conversations at school and at home from digital citizenship to digital leadership. Since technology is here to stay, so our students must be educated, empowered, and inspired to use social media to learn and share learning and their voices, address inequality, and be a positive influence in others’ lives. It introduces the reader to some amazing kids who are leveraging social media in positive and powerful ways.

Brain and Learning

The Motivated Brain, ed. , v.

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

Spark Learning, ed. , v.

This book combines brain science research, proven teaching methods, and the author’s personal story to empower teachers to improve their students’ learning experiences with ideas for sparking curiosity, strategies for encouraging students to embrace learning, practices for effective reflection, and technology tips.

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.

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.

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.

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 Differentiated Classroom, ed. 2, v.

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

The New Science Teacher's Handbook, ed. , v.

In this book, you will learn 12 specific steps that will help you on your way to becoming a skilled classroom teacher. Includes actual experiences that happened within one of the authors’ classrooms, what the authors learned from the experiences, multiple solutions you can choose from to fit your concerns and school environment, how the classroom looks after implementing the steps for success, and resources you can turn to if you want to explore each topic in more detail.

Culturally Responsive Teaching and The Brain, ed. , v.

This book draws on cutting edge neuroscience research to offer an innovative approach for designing and implementing brain compatible culturally responsive instruction.

Upgrade Your Teaching, ed. , v.

This book will help schools translate neuroscience research findings into practical information for everyday use in schools, at all grade levels and in all subject areas.

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

This book describes the Comer’s School Development Program (SDP) six developmental pathways (cognitive, social, psychological, physical, linguistic, and ethical) and explains how the program’s nine key components (in the form of mechanisms, operations, and guiding principles) create a comprehensive approach to educating children for successful outcomes.

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

This book helps educators to create a comprehensive, five-part model of social and emotional learning (SEL) that builds students' sense of identity and confidence in their ability to learn and overcome challenges, helps students identify, describe, and regulate their emotional responses, promotes cognitive regulation and critical thinking skills, fosters students' social skills, including teamwork and sharing, and equips students to become informed and involved citizens.

Bullying

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

This book helps educators to create a comprehensive, five-part model of social and emotional learning (SEL) that builds students' sense of identity and confidence in their ability to learn and overcome challenges, helps students identify, describe, and regulate their emotional responses, promotes cognitive regulation and critical thinking skills, fosters students' social skills, including teamwork and sharing, and equips students to become informed and involved citizens.

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.

Building Equity, ed. , v.

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

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.

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

This book discusses getting to the next level of trauma-invested practice by building a positive learning environment shaped by three new Rs of education: relationship, responsibility, and regulation. It shows how to create a culture of safety; describes four areas of need—emotional, relational, physical, and control—that drive student behavior; illustrates trauma-invested practices; and offers ways to challenge beliefs and ways of thinking about your role in students' lives.

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.

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.

Teaching to Strengths, ed. , v.

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

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

This book explores five disruptions to the status quo necessary to realize the promise of inclusion and provide meaningful learning for all students with and without disabilities.

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.

The Formative Five, ed. , v.

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

Security vs. Access, ed. , v.

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

Safe Practices for Life Online, ed. , v.

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

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.

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.

NGSS for All Students, ed. , v.

This book portrays real teaching scenarios written by the teachers on the NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards) Diversity and Equity Team. The seven authentic case studies vividly illustrate research and standards-based classroom strategies you can use to engage diverse demographic groups.

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.

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.

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.

Counseling

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.

Keeping It Real and Relevant, ed. , v.

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

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.

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!

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.

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

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

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.

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.

The Teacher's Journey, ed. , v.

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

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

This book discusses getting to the next level of trauma-invested practice by building a positive learning environment shaped by three new Rs of education: relationship, responsibility, and regulation. It shows how to create a culture of safety; describes four areas of need—emotional, relational, physical, and control—that drive student behavior; illustrates trauma-invested practices; and offers ways to challenge beliefs and ways of thinking about your role in students' lives.

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.

Teaching to Strengths, ed. , v.

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

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.

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.

Science Learning in the Early Years, ed. , v.

This book provides teachers with 40-plus classroom activities and an understanding of how to use them with young students.

Building Equity, ed. , v.

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

Supporting Beginning Teachers, ed. , v.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

This book helps educators to create a comprehensive, five-part model of social and emotional learning (SEL) that builds students' sense of identity and confidence in their ability to learn and overcome challenges, helps students identify, describe, and regulate their emotional responses, promotes cognitive regulation and critical thinking skills, fosters students' social skills, including teamwork and sharing, and equips students to become informed and involved citizens.

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.

RSS for Educators, ed. , v.

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

Master the Media, ed. , v.

Written to help teachers and parents educate the next generation, this book explains the history, purpose, and messages behind the media. With more choices and more control than ever, regarding what and when we will watch, listen to, and read, there is a heightened level of responsibility to think critically about the content we consume.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Your School Rocks... So Tell People! Passionately Pitch and Promote the Positives Happening on Your Campus, ed. , v.

This book is a practical guide that encourages educators to use social media tools in order to keep students’ families and community connected, informed, and excited about what’s going on in their school. It includes immediately actionable tips, easy-to-follow instructions, and links to video tutorials.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Curriculum

The NSTA Reader's Guide to A Framework for K-12 Science Education, ed. 2, v.

Unpacks the three key dimensions of the Framework for K-12 Science Education—scientific and engineering practices, crosscutting concepts, and core ideas in each specific discipline—allowing teachers, administrators, curriculum developers, university professors, and others to more easily grasp how the NGSS differ from previous standards. Includes essays by key leaders in science education, each further explaining the Framework.

Ensuring High-Quality Curriculum, ed. , v.

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

Ditch That Homework, ed. , v.

This book discusses the pros and cons of homework, why teachers assign it, and what life could look like without it. As they evaluate the research and share parent and teacher insights, the authors explore the benefits for ditching homework, including better education for all students, reduced stress for families, more intentionality with lesson planning, increased love of learning, and more time for teachers to focus on learning at school and enjoy their after-school hours.

Including Students with Disabilities in Advanced Science Classes, ed. , v.

This book helps teachers think of new ways to design instruction with individual needs in mind, find new and creative ways to manage lab experiments, overcome fears of behavioral flare-ups in the classroom, and become more confident when working with special education counterparts and the IEP team.

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.

Learning Transformed, ed. , v.

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

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.

Diagnosis for Classroom Success, Teacher Edition, ed. , v.

This book gets your students deeply involved in inquiry-based science as it acquaints them with major body systems, sickle cell anemia, HIV, pregnancy, and diabetes. This Teacher Edition (which includes the Student Edition) provides rubrics, answer keys, and prep tips to use before, during, and after the lessons.

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.

The Classroom Chef, ed. , v.

In this book, the authors share their secret recipes, ingredients, and tips for serving up lessons that engage students and help them understand math. Teachers can use these ideas and methods as-is or tweak them and create their own enticing educational meals.

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.

Keeping It Real and Relevant, ed. , v.

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

Teach Like a Pirate, ed. , v.

This book offers inspiration, practical techniques, and innovative ideas that will help you to increase student engagement, boost your creativity, and transform your life as an educator. You'll learn how to tap into and increase your passion as a teacher, develop engaging lessons, establish rapport and a sense of camaraderie in your classroom, and more.

Inquiring Scientists, Inquiring Readers, ed. , v.

This book helps teachers blend literacy into elementary science instruction. It shows them how to teach science using a variety of nonfiction text sets (such as field guides, reference books, and narrative expository texts) and replace individual lessons with a learning-cycle format (including hands-on investigations, readings, directed discussion, and problem solving).

Differentiating Instruction with Technology in Middle School Classrooms, ed. , v.

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

Even More Picture-Perfect Science Lessons, ed. , v.

The book provides teacher-friendly lessons, strong standards-based science content, and a kid-magnet formula that will get your students engrossed in science while they improve their reading skills.

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

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

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

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

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.

Bringing STEM to the Elementary Classroom, ed. , v.

This book provides a comprehensive source of classroom-tested STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) investigations. It provides 36 lessons conveniently organized into grade-level bands grounded in science education research and designed to encourage learning across disciplines.

The Case for STEM Education, ed. , v.

The book starts by putting STEM in context. The early chapters outline the challenges facing STEM education, draw lessons from the Sputnik moment of the 1950s and 1960s, and contrast contemporary STEM with other education reforms. The author then explores appropriate roles for the federal government as well as states, districts, and individual schools. Finally, the book offers several ideas you can use to develop actual action plans for STEM.

Instant Relevance, ed. , v.

This book equips you to create engaging lessons from experiences and events that matter to your students. Learn how to help your students see meaningful connections between the real word and what they learn in the classroom—because that’s when learning sticks.

Hard-to-Teach Biology Concepts, ed. 2, v.

This book is designed to support instructors as they plan and implement NGSS-aligned lessons that will engage students with biology concepts that many find especially challenging.

Pathways to Well-Being, ed. , v.

This book provides an overview of each of the six elements of well-being with connections to the applicable ISTE Standards for Educators and the ISTE Standards for Education Leaders, information on the positive and negative aspects of technology related to overall well-being, reflection questions to help readers make healthy changes, and additional resources such as research, articles, books and websites.

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.

Introducing Teachers and Administrators to the NGSS, ed. , v.

This book features activities and useful advice for guiding teachers and administrators as they put NGSS standards into practice in the classroom.

Science for the Next Generation, ed. , v.

This book provides background, content, and practices sciences teachers need to implement the new standards at the K-5 level.

Exemplary STEM Programs, ed. , v.

This book tells the stories of 24 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics programs that connect with the Next Generation Science Standards and lead to successful student learning.

Translating the NGSS for Classroom Instruction, ed. , v.

This book provides essential guidance for everyone from teachers to school administrators to district and state science coordinators. It includes an introduction to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) with examples of the standards translated to classroom instruction in elementary, middle, and high school, and assistance in adapting current units of instruction to align with the standards.

Once Upon an Earth Science Book, ed. , v.

This book provides everything needed to boost students’ skills in both science and reading. Starting with advice on teaching reading comprehension strategies to middle school students, it also provides hands-on science activities, readings that cover important earth science concepts and support the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS),writing activities that prompt students to connect what they did with what they read, and assessment exercises.

NGSS for All Students, ed. , v.

This book portrays real teaching scenarios written by the teachers on the NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards) Diversity and Equity Team. The seven authentic case studies vividly illustrate research and standards-based classroom strategies you can use to engage diverse demographic groups.

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.

Exemplary College Science Teaching, ed. , v.

The book provides inspiration to alter your teaching methods to match new standards and new times focusing exclusively on college science teaching. It offers 16 examples of college teaching that builds on what students learned in high school.

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 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.

Exemplary Science, ed. , v.

This book provides an overview of current research on quality professional development and how it aligns with the National Science Education Standards. It includes fourteen professional development programs that provide real-life models of how to train current or future teachers to carry out the constructivist, inquiry-based approach recommended by the Standards.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

The NSTA Reader's Guide to the Next Generation Science Standards, ed. , v.

This guide offers teachers, principals, district and state administrators -- anyone with a vested interest in improving the quality of science education -- tools needed to absorb the new standards and begin to implement them into classroom practices.

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.

Deeper Learning

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.

Engaging & Challenging Gifted Students, ed. , v.

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

Doing Good Science in Middle School, ed. , v.

The book contains big-picture concepts, such as how to understand middle school learners and explore the nature of science with them. It provides a comprehensive overview of science and engineering practices, STEM, and inquiry-based middle school science instruction.

Diagnosis for Classroom Success, Teacher Edition, ed. , v.

This book gets your students deeply involved in inquiry-based science as it acquaints them with major body systems, sickle cell anemia, HIV, pregnancy, and diabetes. This Teacher Edition (which includes the Student Edition) provides rubrics, answer keys, and prep tips to use before, during, and after the lessons.

Argument-Driven Inquiry in Life Science, ed. , v.

This book will help you bring the benefits of argument-driven inquiry to your middle school life science classes. It provides field-tested labs in four broad areas of life science--molecules and organisms, ecosystems, biological evolution, and heredity--to help your students learn how to read, write, speak, and use math in the context of science. The students will design their own method, develop models, collect and analyze data, and critique information.

Argument-Driven Inquiry in Chemistry, ed. , v.

Transform your chemistry labs with this guide to argument-driven inquiry. Designed to be much more authentic for instruction than traditional laboratory activities, the investigations in this book give high school students the opportunity to work the way scientists do. They learn to identify questions, develop models, collect and analyze data, generate arguments, and critique and revise their reports.

Argument-Driven Inquiry in Biology, ed. , v.

This book will provide you with the materials you need to start using argument-driven inquiry in biology lab instruction. It contains an introduction to the stages of this method—from question identification, data analysis, and argument development and evaluation to double-blind peer review and report revision. It also offers field-tested labs that cover molecules and organisms, ecosystems, heredity, and biological evolution.

Solar Science, ed. , v.

This book offers hands-on, inquiry-based activities on many aspects of solar astronomy. The activities cover the Sun’s motions, space weather caused by the Sun, the measurement of time and seasons in our daily lives, and more.

Exemplary Science, ed. , v.

This book provides an overview of current research on quality professional development and how it aligns with the National Science Education Standards. It includes fourteen professional development programs that provide real-life models of how to train current or future teachers to carry out the constructivist, inquiry-based approach recommended by the Standards.

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.

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.

Citizen Science, ed. , v.

This book provides a straightforward goal: to inspire you to engage your students through public collaboration in scientific research—also known as citizen science. It is specifically designed to get you comfortable using citizen science to support independent inquiry through which your students can learn both content and process skills.

The Writing on the Classroom Wall, ed. , v.

This book explains to educators how posting and discussing Big Ideas in the classroom can lead to deeper learning, while also encouraging students to risk expressing novel ideas.

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

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

The Principal 50, ed. , v.

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

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.

Teaching Students to Self-Assess, ed. , v.

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

The Power of Questioning, ed. , v.

This book takes questioning in the K–6 classroom to a new level while emphasizing the interconnected nature of instruction. Instead of having your students look for the answer, you allow them to raise other questions as they investigate the topic further.

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

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

It’s Debatable! Using Socioscientific Issues to Develop Scientific Literacy, K-12, ed. , v.

This book encourages scientific literacy by showing you how to teach the understanding and thinking skills your students need to explore real-world questions.

Uncovering Student Ideas in Earth and Environmental Science, ed. , v.

This book offers 32 engaging questions, or probes, that can reveal what your students already know—or think they know—about core Earth and environmental science concepts. Armed with those insights, you can use the probes' teacher notes to adjust your approach and present the science in grade-appropriate ways so students will learn the content accurately.

Problem-Based Learning in the Life Science Classroom, K–12, ed. , v.

This book explores problem-based learning (PBL) in the life sciences curriculum. It shows how to engage students with scenarios that represent real-world science in the areas of life cycles, ecology, genetics, and cellular metabolism, and will prompt K–12 learners to work collaboratively on analyzing problems, asking questions, posing hypotheses, finding needed information, and then constructing a proposed solution.

Differentiated Instruction

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.

Leading for DIfferentiation, ed. , v.

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

The Differentiated Classroom, ed. 2, v.

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

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.

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.

Differentiating Instruction with Technology in Middle School Classrooms, ed. , v.

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

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.

Launch: Using Design Thinking to Boost Creativity and Bring Out the Maker in Every Student, ed. , v.

This book provides a process that can be incorporated into every class at every grade level ... even if you don't consider yourself a 'creative teacher.' It enables teachers to discover practical strategies for using design thinking in the classroom to engage, inspire, and empower students.

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

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

Spark Learning, ed. , v.

This book combines brain science research, proven teaching methods, and the author’s personal story to empower teachers to improve their students’ learning experiences with ideas for sparking curiosity, strategies for encouraging students to embrace learning, practices for effective reflection, and technology tips.

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.

Including Students with Disabilities in Advanced Science Classes, ed. , v.

This book helps teachers think of new ways to design instruction with individual needs in mind, find new and creative ways to manage lab experiments, overcome fears of behavioral flare-ups in the classroom, and become more confident when working with special education counterparts and the IEP team.

Success with IEPs, ed. , v.

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

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.

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

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

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!

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.

NGSS for All Students, ed. , v.

This book portrays real teaching scenarios written by the teachers on the NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards) Diversity and Equity Team. The seven authentic case studies vividly illustrate research and standards-based classroom strategies you can use to engage diverse demographic groups.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

This book explores five disruptions to the status quo necessary to realize the promise of inclusion and provide meaningful learning for all students with and without disabilities.

Ditch That Homework, ed. , v.

This book discusses the pros and cons of homework, why teachers assign it, and what life could look like without it. As they evaluate the research and share parent and teacher insights, the authors explore the benefits for ditching homework, including better education for all students, reduced stress for families, more intentionality with lesson planning, increased love of learning, and more time for teachers to focus on learning at school and enjoy their after-school hours.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Digital Literacy

Digital Citizenship in Schools, ed. , v.

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

Security vs. Access, ed. , v.

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

Master the Media, ed. , v.

Written to help teachers and parents educate the next generation, this book explains the history, purpose, and messages behind the media. With more choices and more control than ever, regarding what and when we will watch, listen to, and read, there is a heightened level of responsibility to think critically about the content we consume.

140 Twitter Tips for Educators, ed. , v.

This book offers step-by-step instructions to help you master the basics of Twitter, build an online following, and become a Twitter rock star.

Social LEADia, ed. , v.

This book addresses the need to shift our conversations at school and at home from digital citizenship to digital leadership. Since technology is here to stay, so our students must be educated, empowered, and inspired to use social media to learn and share learning and their voices, address inequality, and be a positive influence in others’ lives. It introduces the reader to some amazing kids who are leveraging social media in positive and powerful ways.

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.

Teaching with Digital Video, ed. , v.

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

Peer Feedback in the Classroom, ed. , v.

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

50 Things You Can Do With Google Classroom, ed. , v.

This book provides a thorough overview of the Google Classroom application, specifically designed to help teachers save time by streamlining the process of going digital.

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.

Digital Storytelling Guide for Educators, ed. , v.

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

Discipline/Behavior

Better Than Carrots or Sticks, ed. , v.

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

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.

Discipline with Dignity, ed. 4, v.

This book provides in-depth guidance for implementing a proven approach to classroom management that can help students make better choices and teachers be more effective.

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

This book discusses getting to the next level of trauma-invested practice by building a positive learning environment shaped by three new Rs of education: relationship, responsibility, and regulation. It shows how to create a culture of safety; describes four areas of need—emotional, relational, physical, and control—that drive student behavior; illustrates trauma-invested practices; and offers ways to challenge beliefs and ways of thinking about your role in students' lives.

Diversity/Multicultural

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.

Including Students with Disabilities in Advanced Science Classes, ed. , v.

This book helps teachers think of new ways to design instruction with individual needs in mind, find new and creative ways to manage lab experiments, overcome fears of behavioral flare-ups in the classroom, and become more confident when working with special education counterparts and the IEP team.

Leading an Inclusive School, ed. , v.

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

Building Equity, ed. , v.

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

Keeping It Real and Relevant, ed. , v.

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

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

This book explores five disruptions to the status quo necessary to realize the promise of inclusion and provide meaningful learning for all students with and without disabilities.

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.

NGSS for All Students, ed. , v.

This book portrays real teaching scenarios written by the teachers on the NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards) Diversity and Equity Team. The seven authentic case studies vividly illustrate research and standards-based classroom strategies you can use to engage diverse demographic groups.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

Success with IEPs, ed. , v.

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

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.

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

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

The Formative Five, ed. , v.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

This book discusses getting to the next level of trauma-invested practice by building a positive learning environment shaped by three new Rs of education: relationship, responsibility, and regulation. It shows how to create a culture of safety; describes four areas of need—emotional, relational, physical, and control—that drive student behavior; illustrates trauma-invested practices; and offers ways to challenge beliefs and ways of thinking about your role in students' lives.

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.

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.

School Culture Rewired, ed. , v.

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

School Culture Recharged, ed. , v.

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

Leading for DIfferentiation, ed. , v.

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

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.

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.

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

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

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.

Real Engagement, ed. , v.

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

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.

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.

Engaging & Challenging Gifted Students, ed. , v.

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

Educational Psychology

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.

How Much Water Do We Have, ed. , v.

This book Identifies five key elements (information, planning, motivation, support, and leadership) that are necessary for the success of any goal, life transition, or challenge. The elements are called the 5 Waters of Success, and like the water we drink, we need them to thrive in today’s rapidly paced world.

The Writing on the Classroom Wall, ed. , v.

This book explains to educators how posting and discussing Big Ideas in the classroom can lead to deeper learning, while also encouraging students to risk expressing novel ideas.

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

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

ELL/ESL

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

Assessing Multilingual Learners, ed. , v.

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

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.

Experimental Methods

17,000 Classroom Visits Can’t Be Wrong, ed. , v.

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

Teach Like a Pirate, ed. , v.

This book offers inspiration, practical techniques, and innovative ideas that will help you to increase student engagement, boost your creativity, and transform your life as an educator. You'll learn how to tap into and increase your passion as a teacher, develop engaging lessons, establish rapport and a sense of camaraderie in your classroom, and more.

The Zen Teacher, ed. , v.

This book provides educators with practical, easy-to-use techniques to help them slow down and create a sense of focus, simplicity, and tranquility in both their classroom and their personal life.

Kids Deserve It! Pushing Boundaries and Challenging Conventional Thinking, ed. , v.

This book encourages you to think big and make learning fun and meaningful for students. While you're at it, you just might rediscover why you became an educator in the first place.

Instant Relevance, ed. , v.

This book equips you to create engaging lessons from experiences and events that matter to your students. Learn how to help your students see meaningful connections between the real word and what they learn in the classroom—because that’s when learning sticks.

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

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

Shift This! How to Implement Gradual Changes for MASSIVE Impact in Your Classroom, ed. , v.

This book explains how to make gradual shifts, in your thinking, teaching, and approach to classroom design, that will have a massive impact in your classroom.

Play Like a Pirate, ed. , v.

This book provides ideas and practical strategies for how to use toys, games, and comics to engage students – and shows how the best tools to reach those kids that were within reach all along.

Flipped Classroom

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

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

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.

Game-based Learning

Explore Like a Pirate, ed. , v.

This book can help you apply the most motivational techniques of gameplay to your classroom using strategies that work with and enhance (rather than replace) your current curriculum.

Play Like a Pirate, ed. , v.

This book provides ideas and practical strategies for how to use toys, games, and comics to engage students – and shows how the best tools to reach those kids that were within reach all along.

Unpacking Fractions, ed. , v.

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

Using Physics Gadgets and Gizmos, Grades 9–12, ed. , v.

This book offers 54 experiments to encourage your high school students to explore a variety of phenomena involved with pressure and force, thermodynamics, energy, light and color, resonance, buoyancy, two-dimensional motion, angular momentum, magnetism, and electromagnetic induction.

Using Physical Science Gadgets and Gizmos, Grades 3–5, ed. , v.

This book offers 30 experiments to let your elementary school students explore a variety of phenomena involved with speed, friction and air resistance, gravity, air pressure, electricity, electric circuits, magnetism, and energy.

Using Physical Science Gadgets and Gizmos, Grades 6–8, ed. , v.

This book offers 35 experiments covering topics including pressure and force, thermodynamics, energy, light and color, resonance, and buoyancy.

Independent Learning

Learn Like a Pirate, ed. , v.

This book explains how to design classroom experiences that encourage students to take risks and explore their passions in a stimulating, motivating, and supportive environment where improvement, rather than grades, is the focus. It enables teachers to discover how student-led classrooms help students thrive and develop into self-directed, confident citizens who are capable of making smart, responsible decisions, all on their own.

Pure Genius, ed. , v.

This book explains how collaboration—with experts, students, and other educators—can help create interesting, and even life-changing opportunities for learning.

Teaching Students to Self-Assess, ed. , v.

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

Real Engagement, ed. , v.

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

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.

Peer Feedback in the Classroom, ed. , v.

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

Teaching in the Fast Lane, ed. , v.

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

Total Participation Techniques, ed. 2, v.

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

Citizen Science, ed. , v.

This book provides a straightforward goal: to inspire you to engage your students through public collaboration in scientific research—also known as citizen science. It is specifically designed to get you comfortable using citizen science to support independent inquiry through which your students can learn both content and process skills.

Lesson Planning

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.

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.

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.

Scientific Argumentation in Biology, ed. , v.

This resource will help teachers improve high school students’ understanding of argumentation and evidence-based reasoning. It combines theory, practice, and biology content.

Citizen Science, ed. , v.

This book provides a straightforward goal: to inspire you to engage your students through public collaboration in scientific research—also known as citizen science. It is specifically designed to get you comfortable using citizen science to support independent inquiry through which your students can learn both content and process skills.

How Much Water Do We Have, ed. , v.

This book Identifies five key elements (information, planning, motivation, support, and leadership) that are necessary for the success of any goal, life transition, or challenge. The elements are called the 5 Waters of Success, and like the water we drink, we need them to thrive in today’s rapidly paced world.

Ditch That Homework, ed. , v.

This book discusses the pros and cons of homework, why teachers assign it, and what life could look like without it. As they evaluate the research and share parent and teacher insights, the authors explore the benefits for ditching homework, including better education for all students, reduced stress for families, more intentionality with lesson planning, increased love of learning, and more time for teachers to focus on learning at school and enjoy their after-school hours.

Never Work Harder Than Your Students and Other Principles of Great Teaching, ed. 2, v.

This book identifies seven mastery principles and explains how to use them to guide planning, instruction, assessment, and classroom management. It provides all-new, empowering advice on navigating external evaluation, and includes a self-assessment to help teachers identify current levels of mastery and take control of their own practice.

Personalized Professional Learning, ed. , v.

This book provides district and school administrators with a roadmap for transforming professional development programs into more effective and innovative learning experiences that elevate onsite expertise while aligning with school and district priorities. It includes steps for diagnosing, planning, executing, evaluating, and refining teachers' professional learning. Informed by research and experiences of educators, it suggests best practices and tools for adult learning.

Real-World Projects, ed. , v.

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

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.

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.

17,000 Classroom Visits Can’t Be Wrong, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Translating the NGSS for Classroom Instruction, ed. , v.

This book provides essential guidance for everyone from teachers to school administrators to district and state science coordinators. It includes an introduction to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) with examples of the standards translated to classroom instruction in elementary, middle, and high school, and assistance in adapting current units of instruction to align with the standards.

Ensuring High-Quality Curriculum, ed. , v.

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

Literacy

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.

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.

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.

Once Upon an Earth Science Book, ed. , v.

This book provides everything needed to boost students’ skills in both science and reading. Starting with advice on teaching reading comprehension strategies to middle school students, it also provides hands-on science activities, readings that cover important earth science concepts and support the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS),writing activities that prompt students to connect what they did with what they read, and assessment exercises.

It’s Debatable! Using Socioscientific Issues to Develop Scientific Literacy, K-12, ed. , v.

This book encourages scientific literacy by showing you how to teach the understanding and thinking skills your students need to explore real-world questions.

Even More Picture-Perfect Science Lessons, ed. , v.

The book provides teacher-friendly lessons, strong standards-based science content, and a kid-magnet formula that will get your students engrossed in science while they improve their reading skills.

Inquiring Scientists, Inquiring Readers, ed. , v.

This book helps teachers blend literacy into elementary science instruction. It shows them how to teach science using a variety of nonfiction text sets (such as field guides, reference books, and narrative expository texts) and replace individual lessons with a learning-cycle format (including hands-on investigations, readings, directed discussion, and problem solving).

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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).

Be a Winner! A Science Teacher’s Guide to Writing Successful Grant Proposals, ed. , v.

This book takes you step by step through the writing process. You’ll learn the top 10 reasons to write a grant proposal, how to identify and refine proposal ideas, the basic components of every proposal, the ins and outs of submitting a proposal, and how to manage a funded project.

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 Power of Extreme Writing, ed. , v.

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

Creative Writing in Science, ed. , v.

This classroom resource book features activities that integrate writing with content in life science, Earth and space sciences, and engineering and physical sciences for grades 3–12.

The Writing on the Classroom Wall, ed. , v.

This book explains to educators how posting and discussing Big Ideas in the classroom can lead to deeper learning, while also encouraging students to risk expressing novel ideas.

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.

Makerspaces

Learning in the Making, ed. , v.

This book helps teachers plan, execute, facilitate, and reflect on maker experiences so both they and their students understand how the knowledge, skills, and attitudes of maker education transfer to real-world settings. It also shows how to integrate these activities into the curriculum with intention and a clearly defined purpose.

Math

Teaching Math with Google Apps, ed. , v. 1

This book addresses more than 50 ways teachers can use technology in math classes as a means of helping students develop critical-thinking skills and learn how to apply mathematical concepts to real life. It provides lesson ideas, links to downloadable templates, step-by-step instructions, and resources.

Table Talk Math, ed. , v.

This book offers ideas for initiating authentic, math-based conversations that can benefit (and be fun for) everyone at the table–no matter how young or old.

The Classroom Chef, ed. , v.

In this book, the authors share their secret recipes, ingredients, and tips for serving up lessons that engage students and help them understand math. Teachers can use these ideas and methods as-is or tweak them and create their own enticing educational meals.

Unpacking Fractions, ed. , v.

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

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

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

New Teachers

Retaining New Teachers, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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.

The New Teacher's Companion, ed. , v.

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

Supporting New Teachers, ed. , v.

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

The New Science Teacher's Handbook, ed. , v.

In this book, you will learn 12 specific steps that will help you on your way to becoming a skilled classroom teacher. Includes actual experiences that happened within one of the authors’ classrooms, what the authors learned from the experiences, multiple solutions you can choose from to fit your concerns and school environment, how the classroom looks after implementing the steps for success, and resources you can turn to if you want to explore each topic in more detail.

Supporting Beginning Teachers, ed. , v.

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

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Parent/Community Involvement

Your School Rocks... So Tell People! Passionately Pitch and Promote the Positives Happening on Your Campus, ed. , v.

This book is a practical guide that encourages educators to use social media tools in order to keep students’ families and community connected, informed, and excited about what’s going on in their school. It includes immediately actionable tips, easy-to-follow instructions, and links to video tutorials.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Ditch That Homework, ed. , v.

This book discusses the pros and cons of homework, why teachers assign it, and what life could look like without it. As they evaluate the research and share parent and teacher insights, the authors explore the benefits for ditching homework, including better education for all students, reduced stress for families, more intentionality with lesson planning, increased love of learning, and more time for teachers to focus on learning at school and enjoy their after-school hours.

PBL

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.

Reinventing Project-Based Learning, ed. , v.

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

Problem-Based Learning in the Life Science Classroom, K–12, ed. , v.

This book explores problem-based learning (PBL) in the life sciences curriculum. It shows how to engage students with scenarios that represent real-world science in the areas of life cycles, ecology, genetics, and cellular metabolism, and will prompt K–12 learners to work collaboratively on analyzing problems, asking questions, posing hypotheses, finding needed information, and then constructing a proposed solution.

Inquiring Scientists, Inquiring Readers, ed. , v.

This book helps teachers blend literacy into elementary science instruction. It shows them how to teach science using a variety of nonfiction text sets (such as field guides, reference books, and narrative expository texts) and replace individual lessons with a learning-cycle format (including hands-on investigations, readings, directed discussion, and problem solving).

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

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

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.

PLCs

Finding Fulfillment, ed. , v.

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

Personalized Professional Learning, ed. , v.

This book provides district and school administrators with a roadmap for transforming professional development programs into more effective and innovative learning experiences that elevate onsite expertise while aligning with school and district priorities. It includes steps for diagnosing, planning, executing, evaluating, and refining teachers' professional learning. Informed by research and experiences of educators, it suggests best practices and tools for adult learning.

PBIS

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!

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.

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.

Poverty

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.

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.

RTI

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!

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.

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.

Safety

Safe Practices for Life Online, ed. , v.

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

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.

Teaching to Strengths, ed. , v.

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

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.

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.

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.

Master the Media, ed. , v.

Written to help teachers and parents educate the next generation, this book explains the history, purpose, and messages behind the media. With more choices and more control than ever, regarding what and when we will watch, listen to, and read, there is a heightened level of responsibility to think critically about the content we consume.

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

This book discusses getting to the next level of trauma-invested practice by building a positive learning environment shaped by three new Rs of education: relationship, responsibility, and regulation. It shows how to create a culture of safety; describes four areas of need—emotional, relational, physical, and control—that drive student behavior; illustrates trauma-invested practices; and offers ways to challenge beliefs and ways of thinking about your role in students' lives.

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.

Security vs. Access, ed. , v.

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

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.

School Culture

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.

Bold Moves for Schools, ed. , v.

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

School Culture Recharged, ed. , v.

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

School Culture Rewired, ed. , v.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

This book discusses getting to the next level of trauma-invested practice by building a positive learning environment shaped by three new Rs of education: relationship, responsibility, and regulation. It shows how to create a culture of safety; describes four areas of need—emotional, relational, physical, and control—that drive student behavior; illustrates trauma-invested practices; and offers ways to challenge beliefs and ways of thinking about your role in students' lives.

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.

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.

Igniting Teacher Leadership, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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.

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.

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.

Science/STEM

Bringing STEM to the Elementary Classroom, ed. , v.

This book provides a comprehensive source of classroom-tested STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) investigations. It provides 36 lessons conveniently organized into grade-level bands grounded in science education research and designed to encourage learning across disciplines.

Science Learning in the Early Years, ed. , v.

This book provides teachers with 40-plus classroom activities and an understanding of how to use them with young students.

Solar Science, ed. , v.

This book offers hands-on, inquiry-based activities on many aspects of solar astronomy. The activities cover the Sun’s motions, space weather caused by the Sun, the measurement of time and seasons in our daily lives, and more.

Teaching Energy Across the Sciences, K-12, ed. , v.

This book offers the strategies and tools needed to help students understand energy as a concept.

Argument-Driven Inquiry in Life Science, ed. , v.

This book will help you bring the benefits of argument-driven inquiry to your middle school life science classes. It provides field-tested labs in four broad areas of life science--molecules and organisms, ecosystems, biological evolution, and heredity--to help your students learn how to read, write, speak, and use math in the context of science. The students will design their own method, develop models, collect and analyze data, and critique information.

Argument-Driven Inquiry in Biology, ed. , v.

This book will provide you with the materials you need to start using argument-driven inquiry in biology lab instruction. It contains an introduction to the stages of this method—from question identification, data analysis, and argument development and evaluation to double-blind peer review and report revision. It also offers field-tested labs that cover molecules and organisms, ecosystems, heredity, and biological evolution.

Argument-Driven Inquiry in Chemistry, ed. , v.

Transform your chemistry labs with this guide to argument-driven inquiry. Designed to be much more authentic for instruction than traditional laboratory activities, the investigations in this book give high school students the opportunity to work the way scientists do. They learn to identify questions, develop models, collect and analyze data, generate arguments, and critique and revise their reports.

Teaching Conceptual Understanding in Science, ed. , v.

This book explores where science education has been and where it’s going. It emphasizes how knowing the history and nature of science can help educators engage in teaching for conceptual understanding and conceptual change, and stresses the importance of formative assessment.

Doing Good Science in Middle School, ed. , v.

The book contains big-picture concepts, such as how to understand middle school learners and explore the nature of science with them. It provides a comprehensive overview of science and engineering practices, STEM, and inquiry-based middle school science instruction.

Exemplary STEM Programs, ed. , v.

This book tells the stories of 24 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics programs that connect with the Next Generation Science Standards and lead to successful student learning.

Using Physical Science Gadgets and Gizmos, Grades 3–5, ed. , v.

This book offers 30 experiments to let your elementary school students explore a variety of phenomena involved with speed, friction and air resistance, gravity, air pressure, electricity, electric circuits, magnetism, and energy.

Using Physical Science Gadgets and Gizmos, Grades 6–8, ed. , v.

This book offers 35 experiments covering topics including pressure and force, thermodynamics, energy, light and color, resonance, and buoyancy.

Using Physics Gadgets and Gizmos, Grades 9–12, ed. , v.

This book offers 54 experiments to encourage your high school students to explore a variety of phenomena involved with pressure and force, thermodynamics, energy, light and color, resonance, buoyancy, two-dimensional motion, angular momentum, magnetism, and electromagnetic induction.

Models and Approaches to STEM Professional Development, ed. , v.

This book highlights professional development models and approaches used by several states and districts to significantly improve teaching and learning in one or more areas of STEM education, with significant emphasis on science and, to a lesser degree, mathematics education.

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

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

STEM Leadership, ed. , v.

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

The BSCS 5E Instructional Model, ed. , v.

This book will help you create more teachable moments in your classroom through the use of the five phases of the BCBS model: engage, explore, explain, elaborate, and evaluate. It also explores the historical idea of what can be considered instructional models and education research that supports them; explains how to connect the model to NGSS, STEM education, and 21st-century skills; and weaves a narrative that encompasses education research and the psychology of learning.

The Case for STEM Education, ed. , v.

The book starts by putting STEM in context. The early chapters outline the challenges facing STEM education, draw lessons from the Sputnik moment of the 1950s and 1960s, and contrast contemporary STEM with other education reforms. The author then explores appropriate roles for the federal government as well as states, districts, and individual schools. Finally, the book offers several ideas you can use to develop actual action plans for STEM.

Be a Winner! A Science Teacher’s Guide to Writing Successful Grant Proposals, ed. , v.

This book takes you step by step through the writing process. You’ll learn the top 10 reasons to write a grant proposal, how to identify and refine proposal ideas, the basic components of every proposal, the ins and outs of submitting a proposal, and how to manage a funded project.

The NSTA Reader's Guide to A Framework for K-12 Science Education, ed. 2, v.

Unpacks the three key dimensions of the Framework for K-12 Science Education—scientific and engineering practices, crosscutting concepts, and core ideas in each specific discipline—allowing teachers, administrators, curriculum developers, university professors, and others to more easily grasp how the NGSS differ from previous standards. Includes essays by key leaders in science education, each further explaining the Framework.

The NSTA Quick-Reference Guide to the NGSS, Elementary School, ed. , v.

This guide provides 'cheat sheets' and other tools to assist science educators with the implementation of NGSS, including appropriate performance expectations; disciplinary core ideas; practices; crosscutting concepts; connections to engineering, technology, and applications of science; and connections to nature of science.

Introducing Teachers and Administrators to the NGSS, ed. , v.

This book features activities and useful advice for guiding teachers and administrators as they put NGSS standards into practice in the classroom.

Science for the Next Generation, ed. , v.

This book provides background, content, and practices sciences teachers need to implement the new standards at the K-5 level.

The New Science Teacher's Handbook, ed. , v.

In this book, you will learn 12 specific steps that will help you on your way to becoming a skilled classroom teacher. Includes actual experiences that happened within one of the authors’ classrooms, what the authors learned from the experiences, multiple solutions you can choose from to fit your concerns and school environment, how the classroom looks after implementing the steps for success, and resources you can turn to if you want to explore each topic in more detail.

Translating the NGSS for Classroom Instruction, ed. , v.

This book provides essential guidance for everyone from teachers to school administrators to district and state science coordinators. It includes an introduction to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) with examples of the standards translated to classroom instruction in elementary, middle, and high school, and assistance in adapting current units of instruction to align with the standards.

Once Upon an Earth Science Book, ed. , v.

This book provides everything needed to boost students’ skills in both science and reading. Starting with advice on teaching reading comprehension strategies to middle school students, it also provides hands-on science activities, readings that cover important earth science concepts and support the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS),writing activities that prompt students to connect what they did with what they read, and assessment exercises.

NGSS for All Students, ed. , v.

This book portrays real teaching scenarios written by the teachers on the NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards) Diversity and Equity Team. The seven authentic case studies vividly illustrate research and standards-based classroom strategies you can use to engage diverse demographic groups.

Uncovering Student Ideas in Physical Science, ed. , v.

This book offers 39 new formative assessment probes, with a focus on electric charge, electric current, and magnets and electromagnetism. It can help you do everything from demystify electromagnetic fields to explain the real reason balloons stick to the wall after you rub them on your hair.

It’s Debatable! Using Socioscientific Issues to Develop Scientific Literacy, K-12, ed. , v.

This book encourages scientific literacy by showing you how to teach the understanding and thinking skills your students need to explore real-world questions.

Exemplary College Science Teaching, ed. , v.

The book provides inspiration to alter your teaching methods to match new standards and new times focusing exclusively on college science teaching. It offers 16 examples of college teaching that builds on what students learned in high school.

The NSTA Quick-Reference Guide to the NGSS, High School, ed. , v.

This guide provides performance expectations; disciplinary core ideas; practices; crosscutting concepts; connections to engineering, technology, and applications of science; and connections to nature of science. It is designed to be used with the NGSS.

The Feedback Loop, ed. , v.

Drawing on research-based findings and the experiences of both new and veteran classroom teachers, this guide offers practical ideas for middle and high school teachers, regardless of discipline. The first chapters introduce the Feedback Loop framework; highlight the four elements of goals, tools, data, and inferences; and explore how to close the loop by connecting inferences and goals through feedback. Later chapters show how to use the full loop to inform your instruction.

Inquiring Scientists, Inquiring Readers, ed. , v.

This book helps teachers blend literacy into elementary science instruction. It shows them how to teach science using a variety of nonfiction text sets (such as field guides, reference books, and narrative expository texts) and replace individual lessons with a learning-cycle format (including hands-on investigations, readings, directed discussion, and problem solving).

Even More Picture-Perfect Science Lessons, ed. , v.

The book provides teacher-friendly lessons, strong standards-based science content, and a kid-magnet formula that will get your students engrossed in science while they improve their reading skills.

Uncovering Student Ideas in Primary Science, ed. , v.

This book offers 8 life science probes, 11 physical science probes, and 6 Earth and space science probes that target K–2 disciplinary core ideas.

Becoming a Responsive Science Teacher, ed. , v.

This book offers a philosophical framework for understanding the beginnings of scientific thinking in high school students. It provides suggestions for how to use the case studies to practice recognizing, interpreting, and responding to the vital nuances of your own students’ thinking in real time.

Science Stories You Can Count On, ed. , v.

This book features real case studies with quantitative reasoning skills enmeshed in the story line to help teach biology and show its relevance to the lives of future citizens.

Exemplary Science, ed. , v.

This book provides an overview of current research on quality professional development and how it aligns with the National Science Education Standards. It includes fourteen professional development programs that provide real-life models of how to train current or future teachers to carry out the constructivist, inquiry-based approach recommended by the Standards.

Uncovering Student Ideas in Earth and Environmental Science, ed. , v.

This book offers 32 engaging questions, or probes, that can reveal what your students already know—or think they know—about core Earth and environmental science concepts. Armed with those insights, you can use the probes' teacher notes to adjust your approach and present the science in grade-appropriate ways so students will learn the content accurately.

Creative Writing in Science, ed. , v.

This classroom resource book features activities that integrate writing with content in life science, Earth and space sciences, and engineering and physical sciences for grades 3–12.

The NSTA Quick-Reference Guide to the NGSS, K-12, ed. , v.

This guide provides performance expectations; disciplinary core ideas; practices; crosscutting concepts; connections to engineering, technology, and applications of science; and connections to nature of science. It is designed to be used with the NGSS.

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.

Problem-Based Learning in the Life Science Classroom, K–12, ed. , v.

This book explores problem-based learning (PBL) in the life sciences curriculum. It shows how to engage students with scenarios that represent real-world science in the areas of life cycles, ecology, genetics, and cellular metabolism, and will prompt K–12 learners to work collaboratively on analyzing problems, asking questions, posing hypotheses, finding needed information, and then constructing a proposed solution.

Science Fair Warm-Up, Teachers Guide, ed. , v.

This guide is based on the constructivist view that makes students responsible for their own learning and aims to prepare both teachers and students for science fair success.

Reimagining the Science Department, ed. , v.

This book invites the reader to reassess past and current practices in science departments and to rethink the future for teachers and students in their own science classrooms.

Scientific Argumentation in Biology, ed. , v.

This resource will help teachers improve high school students’ understanding of argumentation and evidence-based reasoning. It combines theory, practice, and biology content.

The NSTA Quick-Reference Guide to the NGSS, Middle School, ed. , v.

This guide provides performance expectations; disciplinary core ideas; practices; crosscutting concepts; connections to engineering, technology, and applications of science; and connections to nature of science. It is designed to be used with the NGSS.

Citizen Science, ed. , v.

This book provides a straightforward goal: to inspire you to engage your students through public collaboration in scientific research—also known as citizen science. It is specifically designed to get you comfortable using citizen science to support independent inquiry through which your students can learn both content and process skills.

Hard-to-Teach Biology Concepts, ed. 2, v.

This book is designed to support instructors as they plan and implement NGSS-aligned lessons that will engage students with biology concepts that many find especially challenging.

The NSTA Reader's Guide to the Next Generation Science Standards, ed. , v.

This guide offers teachers, principals, district and state administrators -- anyone with a vested interest in improving the quality of science education -- tools needed to absorb the new standards and begin to implement them into classroom practices.

Teaching with Digital Video, ed. , v.

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

The Classroom Chef, ed. , v.

In this book, the authors share their secret recipes, ingredients, and tips for serving up lessons that engage students and help them understand math. Teachers can use these ideas and methods as-is or tweak them and create their own enticing educational meals.

Teaching Math with Google Apps, ed. , v. 1

This book addresses more than 50 ways teachers can use technology in math classes as a means of helping students develop critical-thinking skills and learn how to apply mathematical concepts to real life. It provides lesson ideas, links to downloadable templates, step-by-step instructions, and resources.

Table Talk Math, ed. , v.

This book offers ideas for initiating authentic, math-based conversations that can benefit (and be fun for) everyone at the table–no matter how young or old.

Unpacking Fractions, ed. , v.

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

SEL

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.

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

This book discusses getting to the next level of trauma-invested practice by building a positive learning environment shaped by three new Rs of education: relationship, responsibility, and regulation. It shows how to create a culture of safety; describes four areas of need—emotional, relational, physical, and control—that drive student behavior; illustrates trauma-invested practices; and offers ways to challenge beliefs and ways of thinking about your role in students' lives.

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

This book helps educators to create a comprehensive, five-part model of social and emotional learning (SEL) that builds students' sense of identity and confidence in their ability to learn and overcome challenges, helps students identify, describe, and regulate their emotional responses, promotes cognitive regulation and critical thinking skills, fosters students' social skills, including teamwork and sharing, and equips students to become informed and involved citizens.

Teaching to Strengths, ed. , v.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

The EduNinja Mindset, ed. , v.

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

Mindfulness Practices, ed. , v.

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

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.

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.

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.

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

This book describes the Comer’s School Development Program (SDP) six developmental pathways (cognitive, social, psychological, physical, linguistic, and ethical) and explains how the program’s nine key components (in the form of mechanisms, operations, and guiding principles) create a comprehensive approach to educating children for successful outcomes.

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.

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.

Special Education

The Practical (and Fun) Guide to Assistive Technology in Public Schools, ed. , v.

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

Success with IEPs, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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.

Including Students with Disabilities in Advanced Science Classes, ed. , v.

This book helps teachers think of new ways to design instruction with individual needs in mind, find new and creative ways to manage lab experiments, overcome fears of behavioral flare-ups in the classroom, and become more confident when working with special education counterparts and the IEP team.

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

This book explores five disruptions to the status quo necessary to realize the promise of inclusion and provide meaningful learning for all students with and without disabilities.

Standards

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

NGSS for All Students, ed. , v.

This book portrays real teaching scenarios written by the teachers on the NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards) Diversity and Equity Team. The seven authentic case studies vividly illustrate research and standards-based classroom strategies you can use to engage diverse demographic groups.

The NSTA Quick-Reference Guide to the NGSS, Middle School, ed. , v.

This guide provides performance expectations; disciplinary core ideas; practices; crosscutting concepts; connections to engineering, technology, and applications of science; and connections to nature of science. It is designed to be used with the NGSS.

The NSTA Quick-Reference Guide to the NGSS, High School, ed. , v.

This guide provides performance expectations; disciplinary core ideas; practices; crosscutting concepts; connections to engineering, technology, and applications of science; and connections to nature of science. It is designed to be used with the NGSS.

The NSTA Quick-Reference Guide to the NGSS, Elementary School, ed. , v.

This guide provides 'cheat sheets' and other tools to assist science educators with the implementation of NGSS, including appropriate performance expectations; disciplinary core ideas; practices; crosscutting concepts; connections to engineering, technology, and applications of science; and connections to nature of science.

The NSTA Quick-Reference Guide to the NGSS, K-12, ed. , v.

This guide provides performance expectations; disciplinary core ideas; practices; crosscutting concepts; connections to engineering, technology, and applications of science; and connections to nature of science. It is designed to be used with the NGSS.

Hard-to-Teach Biology Concepts, ed. 2, v.

This book is designed to support instructors as they plan and implement NGSS-aligned lessons that will engage students with biology concepts that many find especially challenging.

Science for the Next Generation, ed. , v.

This book provides background, content, and practices sciences teachers need to implement the new standards at the K-5 level.

Translating the NGSS for Classroom Instruction, ed. , v.

This book provides essential guidance for everyone from teachers to school administrators to district and state science coordinators. It includes an introduction to Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) with examples of the standards translated to classroom instruction in elementary, middle, and high school, and assistance in adapting current units of instruction to align with the standards.

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.

The NSTA Reader's Guide to A Framework for K-12 Science Education, ed. 2, v.

Unpacks the three key dimensions of the Framework for K-12 Science Education—scientific and engineering practices, crosscutting concepts, and core ideas in each specific discipline—allowing teachers, administrators, curriculum developers, university professors, and others to more easily grasp how the NGSS differ from previous standards. Includes essays by key leaders in science education, each further explaining the Framework.

Introducing Teachers and Administrators to the NGSS, ed. , v.

This book features activities and useful advice for guiding teachers and administrators as they put NGSS standards into practice in the classroom.

Exemplary STEM Programs, ed. , v.

This book tells the stories of 24 science, technology, engineering, and mathematics programs that connect with the Next Generation Science Standards and lead to successful student learning.

Exemplary College Science Teaching, ed. , v.

The book provides inspiration to alter your teaching methods to match new standards and new times focusing exclusively on college science teaching. It offers 16 examples of college teaching that builds on what students learned in high school.

Even More Picture-Perfect Science Lessons, ed. , v.

The book provides teacher-friendly lessons, strong standards-based science content, and a kid-magnet formula that will get your students engrossed in science while they improve their reading skills.

Exemplary Science, ed. , v.

This book provides an overview of current research on quality professional development and how it aligns with the National Science Education Standards. It includes fourteen professional development programs that provide real-life models of how to train current or future teachers to carry out the constructivist, inquiry-based approach recommended by the Standards.

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 NSTA Reader's Guide to the Next Generation Science Standards, ed. , v.

This guide offers teachers, principals, district and state administrators -- anyone with a vested interest in improving the quality of science education -- tools needed to absorb the new standards and begin to implement them into classroom practices.

Ensuring High-Quality Curriculum, ed. , v.

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

Teacher Development

Unmapped Potential, ed. , v.

This book presents educators with strategies that will help them to create lasting, positive change for themselves, their colleagues, and their students.

The WIld Card, ed. , v.

Written for educators, this book is a step-by-step guide to experiencing a creative breakthrough in your classroom with your students. It shows how to draw on your authentic self—your past experiences, personality quirks, interests, hobbies, and strengths—to deliver your content creatively. It provides the knowledge and the confidence to bring creative teaching strategies into your classroom.

Teach, Reflect, Learn, ed. , v.

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

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.

Unlocking Student Potential, ed. , v.

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

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

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

The Teacher's Journey, ed. , v.

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

Be a Winner! A Science Teacher’s Guide to Writing Successful Grant Proposals, ed. , v.

This book takes you step by step through the writing process. You’ll learn the top 10 reasons to write a grant proposal, how to identify and refine proposal ideas, the basic components of every proposal, the ins and outs of submitting a proposal, and how to manage a funded project.

The BSCS 5E Instructional Model, ed. , v.

This book will help you create more teachable moments in your classroom through the use of the five phases of the BCBS model: engage, explore, explain, elaborate, and evaluate. It also explores the historical idea of what can be considered instructional models and education research that supports them; explains how to connect the model to NGSS, STEM education, and 21st-century skills; and weaves a narrative that encompasses education research and the psychology of learning.

The Power of Questioning, ed. , v.

This book takes questioning in the K–6 classroom to a new level while emphasizing the interconnected nature of instruction. Instead of having your students look for the answer, you allow them to raise other questions as they investigate the topic further.

Science Stories You Can Count On, ed. , v.

This book features real case studies with quantitative reasoning skills enmeshed in the story line to help teach biology and show its relevance to the lives of future citizens.

Becoming a Responsive Science Teacher, ed. , v.

This book offers a philosophical framework for understanding the beginnings of scientific thinking in high school students. It provides suggestions for how to use the case studies to practice recognizing, interpreting, and responding to the vital nuances of your own students’ thinking in real time.

Diagnosis for Classroom Success, Teacher Edition, ed. , v.

This book gets your students deeply involved in inquiry-based science as it acquaints them with major body systems, sickle cell anemia, HIV, pregnancy, and diabetes. This Teacher Edition (which includes the Student Edition) provides rubrics, answer keys, and prep tips to use before, during, and after the lessons.

Exemplary College Science Teaching, ed. , v.

The book provides inspiration to alter your teaching methods to match new standards and new times focusing exclusively on college science teaching. It offers 16 examples of college teaching that builds on what students learned in high school.

Science Fair Warm-Up, Teachers Guide, ed. , v.

This guide is based on the constructivist view that makes students responsible for their own learning and aims to prepare both teachers and students for science fair success.

The Case for STEM Education, ed. , v.

The book starts by putting STEM in context. The early chapters outline the challenges facing STEM education, draw lessons from the Sputnik moment of the 1950s and 1960s, and contrast contemporary STEM with other education reforms. The author then explores appropriate roles for the federal government as well as states, districts, and individual schools. Finally, the book offers several ideas you can use to develop actual action plans for STEM.

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

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

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

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

Shattering the Perfect Teacher Myth, ed. , v.

This book is designed to help teachers THRIVE by rejecting isolation, connecting with kids, and disrupting the status quo in education.

The EduNinja Mindset, ed. , v.

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

Upgrade Your Teaching, ed. , v.

This book will help schools translate neuroscience research findings into practical information for everyday use in schools, at all grade levels and in all subject areas.

What Makes a Star Teacher, ed. , v.

This book will help educators learn to assess, develop, and reflect on dispositions of star teachers, which enable teachers and students to thrive in the classroom.

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.

Finding Fulfillment, ed. , v.

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

Never Work Harder Than Your Students and Other Principles of Great Teaching, ed. 2, v.

This book identifies seven mastery principles and explains how to use them to guide planning, instruction, assessment, and classroom management. It provides all-new, empowering advice on navigating external evaluation, and includes a self-assessment to help teachers identify current levels of mastery and take control of their own practice.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Instructional Coaching in Action, ed. , v.

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

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.

Teacher Leadership

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

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

Instructional Coaching in Action, ed. , v.

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

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

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

Igniting Teacher Leadership, ed. , v.

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

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

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

STEM Leadership, ed. , v.

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

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.

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.

Social LEADia, ed. , v.

This book addresses the need to shift our conversations at school and at home from digital citizenship to digital leadership. Since technology is here to stay, so our students must be educated, empowered, and inspired to use social media to learn and share learning and their voices, address inequality, and be a positive influence in others’ lives. It introduces the reader to some amazing kids who are leveraging social media in positive and powerful ways.

Technology_

Teaching the 4Cs with Technology, ed. , v.

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

A Better Approach to Mobile Devices, ed. , v.

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

5 Myths About Classroom Technology, ed. , v.

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

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

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

Digital Storytelling Guide for Educators, ed. , v.

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

From Fear to Facebook, ed. , v.

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

Global Education, ed. , v.

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

Retool Your School, ed. , v.

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

RSS for Educators, ed. , v.

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

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.

Teaching with Digital Video, ed. , v.

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

Toys to Tools, ed. , v.

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

Transforming Classroom Practice, ed. , v.

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

Web 2.0, ed. , v.

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

Web 2.0, ed. , v.

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

50 Things You Can Do With Google Classroom, ed. , v.

This book provides a thorough overview of the Google Classroom application, specifically designed to help teachers save time by streamlining the process of going digital.

50 Things to Go Further with Google Classroom, ed. , v.

This book helps you take Google Classroom further with 50 tips, resources, and templates to help you consider ways to start moving towards a more student-centered approach to teaching and learning.

Digital Portfolios in the Classroom, ed. , v.

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

Code Breaker, ed. , v.

This book equips you to use computational thinking and coding in your classroom, regardless of your computer skill level, to increase creativity, remix assessment, and develop a class of coder ninjas!

Teaching Math with Google Apps, ed. , v. 1

This book addresses more than 50 ways teachers can use technology in math classes as a means of helping students develop critical-thinking skills and learn how to apply mathematical concepts to real life. It provides lesson ideas, links to downloadable templates, step-by-step instructions, and resources.

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 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).

Stretch Yourself, ed. , v.

This book covers such topics as developing a sense of self-awareness to achieve excellence and the importance of maintaining balance and persevering in your practice.

Whole Child

Real-World Projects, ed. , v.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

The Formative Five, ed. , v.

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

Students at the Center, ed. , v.

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

Teaching to Strengths, ed. , v.

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

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.

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

This book describes the Comer’s School Development Program (SDP) six developmental pathways (cognitive, social, psychological, physical, linguistic, and ethical) and explains how the program’s nine key components (in the form of mechanisms, operations, and guiding principles) create a comprehensive approach to educating children for successful outcomes.

Writing Skills

The Power of Extreme Writing, ed. , v.

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

Creative Writing in Science, ed. , v.

This classroom resource book features activities that integrate writing with content in life science, Earth and space sciences, and engineering and physical sciences for grades 3–12.

Be a Winner! A Science Teacher’s Guide to Writing Successful Grant Proposals, ed. , v.

This book takes you step by step through the writing process. You’ll learn the top 10 reasons to write a grant proposal, how to identify and refine proposal ideas, the basic components of every proposal, the ins and outs of submitting a proposal, and how to manage a funded project.

Once Upon an Earth Science Book, ed. , v.

This book provides everything needed to boost students’ skills in both science and reading. Starting with advice on teaching reading comprehension strategies to middle school students, it also provides hands-on science activities, readings that cover important earth science concepts and support the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS),writing activities that prompt students to connect what they did with what they read, and assessment exercises.

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 Writing on the Classroom Wall, ed. , v.

This book explains to educators how posting and discussing Big Ideas in the classroom can lead to deeper learning, while also encouraging students to risk expressing novel ideas.

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.