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.
This text reveals the most current approaches to inspire and motivate students; includes real-life classroom examples, proven techniques for reaching every learner, and up-to-date strategies.
Discover a variety of research-based instructional strategies to support all students, including those with autism and severe learning disabilities; organize your classroom, materials, and schedules for optimal teaching and learning; execute well-planned standards-based lessons, annual IEPs, PLAALPs, behavioral interventions, and visual supports; develop communication and social skills; and foster parent communication and staff collaboration.
This book enables teachers to hone readers' skills and help students from all grade levels develop their ability to create meaning from print. It provides a ten-point teaching strategy that encompasses vocabulary, fluency, comprehension, and writing. Features include information on the often-overlooked importance of emotions in the process of overcoming reading struggles and strategies to promote voluntary reading, even for the most reluctant students.
In this book, readers will learn: ten best practices that address every stage of the hiring process, techniques and sample questions for Behavior-Based Interviewing, interview questions to avoid, and how to involve teacher peers in interviewing and mentoring new hires.
This book provides educators with a proven, practical, and broadly applicable system for implementing new practices methodically and effectively.
With case studies and tools, this book features ten research-based strategies for driving significant, measurable gains in student performance and turning around low-performing schools.
This book explains why more schools aren't seeing significant improvement in students' reading ability when they implement Response to Intervention (RTI) or Multitiered Systems of Support (MTSS) in their literacy programs, and what successful schools are doing that sets them apart. Includes 10 success factors for implementing MTSS.
This book provides a resource for teachers who need a quick response to a variety of questions relating to school mathematics.
Provides school administrators with practical, easy-to-use, and inexpensive ways to reward and recognize the efforts of their staff. More than 100 ideas are divided into three categories based on the amount of effort they require.
Offers busy principals an updated guide to the most relevant and useful Web-based resources.
In this book, the authors provide school counselors and educational leaders with 101 solutions to common counseling issues across the K–12 spectrum on topics ranging from data-driven counseling to bullying, collaboration, and equity. Also included are stories of school counselors and educational leaders who have successfully implemented these solutions, as well as numerous print and digital resources for further exploration, including online supplements.
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.
This book offers three practical approaches to instruction—direct, problem or project-based learning, and the guided experience approach—while providing common-sense strategies to turn theory into effective classroom teaching.
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.
This guide provides essential strategies to improve student learning by supporting good behavior rather than punishing bad behavior.
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.
This book offers reflective scenarios and insights to help teachers learn from examples of undesirable teaching techniques and find better ways to address challenging or stressful classroom situations.
This book provides a framework that gets students interacting with texts. It taps into 30 lessons organized by text complexity, reproducible forms, assessments, and a bank of engagement tools. Use these lessons across the year as a warm up to a whole-class novel, to augment your core reading program, to challenge your capable readers and bring your striving readers in to rich yet accessible reading experiences.
Text explores ways of creating inclusive K-5 classrooms by utilizing such concepts as brain-based learning, differentiated instruction, and information processing.
This book offers a valuable collection of modifications and accommodations for students with special needs.
Maximize learning for all learners with this compilation of strategies that engage secondary students, develop 21st century skills, and improve literacy across a variety of content areas.
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.
This book offers new ideas for inspiring math students by building a more engaging and collaborative learning environment.
This book is loaded with tips and examples for using PLNs, Facebook, Twitter, Skype, YouTube, Jing, and other essential tools, providing five essential skills to transform students into global learners.
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.
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.
This guide provides clear, updated guidelines for increasing academic performance and providing educational equity for all students. It outlines 50 strategies for developing high-performing schools.
This guide provides a sequenced, cohesive plan for managing significant behavioral challenges.
This book shows how to enhance lessons with 95 research-based strategies that work for all subjects and grade levels. In addition, the authors explain the research on student learning, describe best practices, and provide tools for analyzing lessons.
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.
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.
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.
This guide helps educators leverage resources and build teams to improve student behavior and academic achievement school wide.
This book helps prospective and practicing teachers integrate existing, new, and emerging technologies into their curriculum.
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.
Learn how current research and theory from educational psychology can be applied to create child-centered learning environments and developmentally appropriate practices in Pre-K through 3rd grade.
Combining the goals of the Common Core State Standards with the principles of differentiation, the authors present an eight-step process to help teachers make intellectually rigorous curriculum accessible to a broad range of students. With examples across grade levels and content areas and a checklist for reflection on the steps, this text demonstrates how to meet high expectations with responsive instruction and help students grow as thinkers and problem solvers.
This book provides instructional strategies and lets you choose among strategies presented for those that interest you and fit your classroom needs. Exercises help you check your understanding and rubrics help you to assess the effectiveness of the strategy with your students.
An in-depth resource for workshops, professional learning communities, teacher training, and self-help. Topics include how to establish good classroom management and effective relationships with students.
The book covers the digital citizenship topics all parents should be aware of: online bullying, children's privacy, online gaming, social networks, and cell phones, among others.
Provides a step-by-step approach that engages K-12 teachers in learning to prepare for change, which enhances their career satisfaction and professional effectiveness.
Shows teachers how to engage students through hands-on, visual, auditory, and olfactory stimuli and link the activities to relevant academic objectives. Provides classroom examples of how teachers use multisensory learning techniques to help students interact with material more intensely and retain what they learn for longer periods of time.
This practical reference clarifies what general education teachers need to know about special education law and processes and provides a guide to instructional best practices for the inclusive classroom.
This book discusses what the best school systems in the world are doing right for the purpose of identifying what U.S. schools, at the national, state, and local level, might do differently and better.
This book provides approaches, information, and ideas for teachers of students with moderate to severe disabilities in general education classrooms.
This book provides a powerful process whereby teachers work together in teams to examine standards, gain a deep understanding of content, create curriculum maps, and design common formative assessments.
In this book, the authors use research to refocus attention on student results, a challenging results-based school counseling curriculum, and meaningful student assessments. See examples of how a Construct-Based Approach (CBA) to school counseling looks in practice with: in-depth analysis of student standards and competencies, developmentally-appropriate scope and sequence, documented curriculum activities, and sample student assessments.
This book presents a lesson planning approach for the secondary classroom that generates test success as a byproduct of comprehensive literacy learning.
This book provides detailed instructional methods on momentum, center of gravity, inertia, and centrifugal and centripetal forces, including hands-on classroom activities and experiments, some utilizing common household materials.
Provides an overview of the research on internal motivation. Includes strategies for activating internal motivation at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. Provides suggestions on how to assess degrees of student motivation and guidelines for integrating the principles of internal motivation with standards-based instruction.
A collection of mathematics, language arts, science, and classroom management strategies. Designed for active, hands-on learners, the text provides specific lesson plans for addressing students' common challenges, already differentiated to match their experiential learning style.
Provides strategic talking points, conversation starters, and ready-made tools needed to explain how formative assessment improves student learning and achievement.
In this book, the authors illustrate how leaders can use observations from the walk-through to engage in professional conversations and encourage teachers to reflect on and improve their practice.
This guide will help develop a better understanding of the issues facing educational technology. Learn about the programs that transform education in the digital age.
This publication offers clear and positive strategies that empower teachers and administrators to develop effective rules and consequences.
This book helps bridge the divide that separates urban students from their birthright of a high-quality education.
Presents the core processes that are essential for all school improvement efforts--from establishing a mission to differentiating supervision based on measures of success. Includes a nine-step curriculum planning and development process and the 5 phases of a practical cycle for data analysis.
This book outlines the process for building a guaranteed and viable local curriculum based on the CCSS, and includes a system for creating local standards from the CCS, methods for connecting the common, formative assessments to quarterly instructional objectives, and ways to scaffold learning expectations.
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.
This book shows how educators can engage with parents and community members using social media and web tools. Readers will learn how smartphones and tablets can help achieve goals goals, the secret to getting parents involved, and how tools like Skype can connect the community at large.
This resource lays out a comprehensive action plan for achieving whole system reform. Topics covered include successful reform initiatives in the United States and abroad; actions and conditions that have ensured traction and sustainability; ways to avoid common errors in action, funding, and policy; and new reforms at the national level that can impact learning right now.
This book bridges the gap between educational psychology and peer and student-teacher management from the perspectives of student engagement, classroom relationships, and teacher self-regulation. Both current and prospective teachers will find helpful tools for engaging difficult students, managing challenging relationships, and handling conflict.
This book shows educators how to create culturally relevant RTI models that help diverse students thrive!
Give your students the critical scientific practice today's science standards require. This book features strategies and activities to engage students in arguments about competing data sets, opposing scientific ideas, applying evidence to support specific claims, and more.
This book demonstrates how teachers can teach and assess 21st century skills using authentic learning experiences and rigorous, varied assessment strategies. It provides a framework and practical ideas for measuring thinking skills (critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, and metacognition), actions (communication, collaboration, digital and technological literacy), and living skills (citizenship, global understanding, leadership, college and career readiness).
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.
This book explains SE2R (Summarize, Explain, Redirect, Resubmit) methods that will loosen and then break your classroom’s dependence on traditional grading systems that do little more than silence student voices.
This book condenses the complexities of educational testing to six practical and action-oriented understandings about validity, reliability, fairness, score reporting, formative assessment, and affective assessment, in order to improve assessment practices and build a case for stopping ineffective ones.
This publication takes an in-depth look at assessment and shows how differentiation can improve the process in all grade levels and subject areas.
This book illustrates how formative assessment can be used to understand student beliefs, inform classroom instruction, and encourage student reflection.
This book provides practical tools that help teachers use formative and summative assessment results to enhance instruction; motivate students by providing clear learning targets; utilize technology to analyze students’ progress; and raise test scores.
This book explains the critical differences among “assignments,” “activities,” and “assessments” and thoroughly describes the key elements of an assignment: prompts, rubrics, products, and instructional plans.
This book explores the neurological and evolutionary factors that drive teenage behavior and can affect both achievement and engagement. The author proposes a redesign of educational practices and learning environments to deliberately develop teens' cognitive capacity to manage their emotions, prioritize, and focus.
This book helps school-based teams improve the quality of instruction, assessment, and curriculum for higher and more equitable student learning.
The author offers insightful answers based on her experience as a classroom teacher at the Science Leadership Academy, a public high school in Philadelphia that offers a rigorous college-prep curriculum and boasts a 99 percent graduation rate. Outlined is a framework for learning structured around five core values: inquiry, research, collaboration, presentation, and reflection.
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.
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.
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.
This is a practical guide for school and district leaders that provides 12 strategies for overcoming resistance to change. Unlike more theoretical books, this text shows how to adopt a coaching style of leadership as a systemic change strategy.
This book describes real life stories from the author’s personal life, and his occupations as a teacher in all three levels, and as an administrator, and can help enhance teaching practices and build relationships.
Provides a unique vision of elementary classrooms that allow all children to experience academic success by structuring democratic classrooms as models of diversity, cooperation, and inclusion.
Provides information on how to improve graduation rates, close achievement gaps, and teach 21st century knowledge and skills. Explains how any high school can improve by providing students the support they need to meet college and career-prep standards, and focusing teachers collectively on research-based instructional practices.
Examining key characteristics that make teachers extraordinary, this resource demonstrates how educators can motivate students and create positive classroom environments.
Addresses the issues new teachers face and provides practical ideas in a wide range of helpful topics, including what keeps so many schools rooted in win-lose philosophies and practices.
This guide shows how self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, social awareness, and relationship management can help teachers increase their effectiveness in the classroom.
Using what we know about how the brain learns optimally, this resource provides practical guidance to new and experienced teachers on how to create a learner-centered classroom. Topics covered include setting up a classroom; establishing routines and procedures; fostering students' intellectual curiosity; reducing learned helplessness in students; developing students' respect for one another's cultural and educational backgrounds; and building a classroom community.
This book offers intensive encouragement and help in a practical hands-on guide to help principals navigate the challenges of school leadership.
Describes a purposeful classroom structure that relies on four phases. Included with the description of each phase are practical strategies that help teachers use this approach, plus tips on how to differentiate instruction, make effective use of class time, and plan backwards from learning objectives.
This publication digs deeper into the hows and whys of the gradual release of responsibility instructional framework. To gradually release responsibility is to equip students with what they need to be engaged and self-directed learners.
This book provide a practical blueprint for creating a cooperative and respectful classroom climate in which students and teachers work through behavioral issues together.
The book explores the three interrelated sequences of the field-tested Discourse and Writing Cycle—the Discourse Sequence, the Transition to Writing Sequence, and the Writing Sequence—and includes classroom examples and sample lesson plans from across the content areas of English, social studies, math, and science as a means to focus student thinking, fuel deeper learning, and build complex understanding.
This book introduces the Collaborative Teaching Improvement Model of Excellence (CTIME), a continuous improvement model that embraces personalized professional learning to ensure that teachers meet the core competencies for co-teaching without burning out along the way.
This book supports the needs of culturally, linguistically, and academically diverse learners, and demonstrates how a shared vision can increase student engagement and ensure that not-so-common learners benefit from academic rigor.
This resource provides a guided, step-by-step framework for creating an effective differentiated instruction program. Included are case studies illustrating the how-to's of differentiated instruction, from planning through implementation and assessment; recommendations for appropriately structuring the pace and flow of instruction; guidance on when to use tiered instruction and accommodations; and classroom-ready templates, resources, and tools for each step of the process.
Instructs educators to create positive learning environments that prevent discipline problems from occurring. Explains why classroom management approaches that rely on rewards and punishments actually prolong behavior problems; how to turn misbehavior into teaching opportunities; and why changing curriculum can solve discipline problems.
This book explains how to use the online environment to increase engagement and drive higher-order thinking; prepare students for high-stakes exams without sacrificing class time; assess online work; personalize learning and differentiate lessons; and move toward flipped instruction, which shifts the focus of class time from teacher to student.
This book takes educators by the hand and guides them through the easy, step-by-step process of blogging. Provides instructive sample blog posts from sites like Blogger and Wordpress and generous examples and resource listings.
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.
Provides a cross-curricular tool that helps students not only develop a better understanding of places, cultures, and the books they are reading, but also make connections among the subjects they learn in school.
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.
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.
Explores brain development from birth through adolescence, the effect of exercise, sleep, nutrition, and technology on the brain, and the importance of neuroplasticity. Provides information in clear, everyday language that any teacher can immediately incorporate into classroom practice.
Covers how digital technology is actually changing students' brains. Learn why this creates new obstacles for teachers, but also opens up potential new pathways for learning.
Explains how educators can build safe and supportive classroom communities for students with learning disabilities; improve the focus of students with attention disorders; and create a rich and inviting learning environment for all students in an inclusive classroom.
Covers changing curriculum from teacher-directed and routine programs to practices that engage students in thinking, working, and interacting with others.
In this book, the authors demonstrate how to become a school's "learning engineer." Using research about learning science as a framework, the reader will learn to identify specific learning problems, devise ways to address them, and implement technology-enabled, not technology-driven, solutions.
This book tells Lenny Schad's story of leading his large Texas school district through a program of inclusion, where it no longer matters what technology is being used or who owns the device. What matters is that students learn in the ways that make sense to them and their teachers. Schad discusses what worked and what needed to be reworked in his district.
This book offers a collection of classroom-friendly strategies, resources, tools, instructional routines, and sample lessons, to help teachers learn about and implement formative assessment practices in the mathematics classroom.
This do-it-yourself guide offers specific tasks, exercises, and brief case studies to guide educators step by step through the process of establishing a PLC (Professional Learning Community) in nine to twelve months.
This guide will help teachers understand brain development and how it relates to all aspects of literacy, including phonemic awareness, vocabulary, writing, fluency, and comprehension. Along with classroom activities that build skills in these areas, the book also includes current research and theory.
This book outlines what’s new with Common Core, what’s expected, and how the connection between neuroscience and deep learning relates to Common Core. The reader will learn how to integrate the standards with current educational practices, understand the science behind Common Core requirements, and plan activities to help students learn about learning.
Explains why insufficient background knowledge is a chronic cause of low achievement, and describes how a carefully structured combination of two approaches--sustained silent reading and instruction in subject-specific vocabulary--can help rescue low achievers and boost the academic performance of all students.
This resource offers specific strategies teachers may use to incorporate reading, writing, and critical thinking throughout content instruction to increase learning.
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.
Provides research-based techniques that will motivate students to excel in social studies classes. Explains how to organize learning environments and student groups to reinforce literacy instruction and knowledge of democratic principles.
This book provides teaching strategies that build number sense skills, adaptations for students with specific needs, and guidance on measuring number sense through assessments and preparing students for standardized testing.
This book emphasizes the importance of community involvement for effective school functioning, student support and well-being, and community health and development.
This guide shows how school leaders and teachers can help at-risk students rebound from risk and develop personal resiliency.
Focuses on building the capacity of teachers, supporting teachers to help them reach their potential, and making the best use of teachers' individual and collective contributions to school improvement efforts.
This professional development guide explores the critical ingredients of communication and trust for success in the new age of teacher evaluation systems.
This book explores the path by which administrative leaders may improve their math programs, offering an overview of what an effective program looks like and examples of actions to take to achieve that goal. It addresses the three components necessary for a successful math program: how to recognize, support, and evaluate effective teachers; the steps to take to move from grand ideas to concrete results; and how to approach obstacles to achieving your goal.
Ideal for school leaders and superintendents leading change efforts, this book describes how separate professional learning communities can be linked across schools by common instructional and learning issues to create dynamic networked learning communities (NLCs).
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.
This book is written for educators to help them prevent, identify and respond to cyberbullying. Chapters on cyberbullying basics, what does cyberbullying look like, and legal issues are also included.
Before bullying surfaces in your school, you need to be ready. This book is organized so you can find the answers you need to make meaningful changes in the way you prevent and respond to bullying.
Drawing on extensive studies on bullying in schools, this book provides a research-based overview to understand bullying. Additionally, this book shows how to identify bullies and victims and implement an effective and inclusive bullying prevention program.
This book blends current research on the student brain with practical methods for teaching science and math.
Presents concise approaches for engaging and working with young writers who have challenges with language, vocabulary, fine-motor competency, grammar, diction, correct pencil grip, or letter/sound recognition.
Describes how schools have to keep pace with a world that is being dramatically transformed by globalization, the "death of distance," and digital technology. Topics include expanding the definition of success beyond math and reading test scores and personalize schooling so that every student has an opportunity to learn.
This publication reveals new neurological research about the root causes of these obstacles and lays out a comprehensive five-step protocol designed to help all educators identify and address common student academic and behavior issues.
Provides practical ways teachers and administrators from schools around the world are using cell phones for classroom projects, homework assignments, and communication with parents.
Focuses on challenging every student, offering a rigorous curriculum, meeting 21st century learning challenges, using formative assessments, and preparing students for college and the world of work.
This book presents a detailed model for developing a more reliable, standards-based grading system, along with a 30-step guide for moving through the process. It also shows how to think in a new way about why grades are given and the purpose of a report card grade, and how to build a team of stakeholders - including teachers, principals, and guidance counselors - to lead the change process.
Provides a framework for effective teaching that can be applied in any subject area and grade level and practical tips on how to use rubrics, checklists, and point systems to convey your expectations.
This book offers a continuum of options, with four "destinations" on the road to improved grading and assessment.
Explores formative assessment techniques that work in any subject area and grade level. Includes types of oral language (speaking and listening) strategies; ways to use writing to check for understanding; student response techniques that increase participation and engagement; projects and performances that are easily integrated into daily classroom practice; and test items that help plan further instruction.
This book helps teachers understand why typical methods to check for understanding are usually ineffective and how to use techniques that work better. Now, this edition goes further with new tips and tools to support implementation of formative assessment techniques that work in any subject area and grade level, for individual students or across multiple classrooms.
Provides educators with guidelines and steps for designing a comprehensive assessment program that ensures assessments and grades lead to timely, accurate feedback on specific, standards-based learning goals.
Provides instructional strategies that can be applied to ELL students in every grade level. Includes specific steps and guidance for educators that will boost the achievement levels of ELL students.
Provides instructional strategies that can be applied to ELL students in every grade level. Includes specific steps and guidance for educators that will boost the achievement levels of ELL students and suggestions for helping students develop oral language that leads to improved writing.
This book draws on the research and developments of the following decade to reanalyze and reevaluate the teaching strategies that have the most positive effect on student learning.
This book offers ways for teachers to better differentiate their testing and assessment strategies using teacher-made tests, appropriate testing accommodations, technology-based testing, and classroom-based assessments that support the teaching and learning process so all students have the opportunity to succeed.
This book demonstrates what cloud-based instruction can mean for teachers and students—and how it can work for your school.
This text will improve students’ understanding of the intersection of science and social policy by making climate and energy literacy the centerpiece of your curriculum. Topics covered include Next Generation Science Standards and how you can meet them with well-planned pedagogical strategies; how to teach climate change and related topics in a grade-appropriate way; and sample learning activities and online resources from the Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network.
This publication offers sage advice on how to close the achievement gap by addressing the "attitude gap" that often affects underperforming students of all racial and ethnic groups.
This book provides a six-part framework to help teachers build on students' assets and strengths rather than attempt to overcome perceived disadvantages.
This book provides time-saving routines for general and special education teachers that will increase the active roles of co-teacher partners and intensify instruction for students. Co-planning strategies for meeting IEP goals, and tips for eliminating the frustrations and barriers often associated with co-planning, are also presented.
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!
This book offers practical strategies for empowering students as co-teachers, decision makers, and advocates.
Provides a step-by-step guide to making collaboration and co-teaching work for general education teachers and English as a second language (ESL) specialists to better serve the needs of English language learners (ELLs).
This book demonstrates how to design and implement a school evaluation process, conducted by personnel from within a district in collaboration with a school leadership team. It aims to show how school and district teams can work together to shape sustainable, positive change and strengthen student achievement.
This book embraces what is best about the standards—their emphasis on active, authentic learning—and then shows teachers how to connect these ideal outcomes to practical classroom strategies, detailing the day-to-day teaching that can coax reluctant learners into engagement and achievement.
This book describes the “habits of mind” that teachers should develop in their students without which the content standards cannot be successfully implemented. It is designed to help principals and math leaders grapple with the changes that must be addressed so that teachers can implement the practices required by the CCSS.
This guide explains how the standards lay the foundation for successful schooling and provide a bridge from foundational concepts taught in elementary school to the more complex studies students will undertake in middle school.
This guide presents an overall guide to the standards, covering their implications for planning, teaching, and learning.
This book provides a succinct, all-in-one look at the content, structure, terminology, and emphases of the Common Core standards for English language arts and literacy at the high school level.
This book provides a succinct, all-in-one look at the structure, terminology, and emphases of the Common Core mathematics standards for high school, including the areas that represent the most significant changes.
This book provides a succinct, all-in-one look at the content, structure, terminology, and emphases of the Common Core standards for English language arts at the middle school level.
This guide covers all the conceptual mathematical understanding students need to acquire during the middle school grades.
This book shows how the implementation of a community-based learning program makes the curriculum more meaningful and relevant to students while creating a vibrant program that promotes academic achievement and future career skills. It allows for the students to become more engaged, with both the community and the school district benefitting through forged local partnerships ranging from major employers to small businesses and community groups.
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.
This book helps students achieve the deep understanding and skills called for by global standards and be prepared for the 21st century workplace.
Presents an instructional approach that helps students in every grade level understand math concepts so they can apply them on assessments, across the curriculum, and outside of school. Provides teaching practices and lesson ideas that give students a stronger foundation for reasoning and problem solving.
When it comes to technology integration, don’t overlook the needs of your ELL students. Introduce project-based learning into your classroom and utilize strategies to engage your ELL students and bridge the growing divide between technology and the ELL students that need it to thrive. This book shows ELL educators how to combine technology with teaching in this guide to blended learning.
This book provides practical examples of how educators can use Web 2.0 tools to grow professionally and personally.
This book discusses the responsibility of librarians to model the proper use of social media for students, and offers practical ideas for effectively using social media in school libraries.
This book focuses on the careful planning needed to develop the academic language of all students. For English learners especially, it is critically important to integrate language development with the content that the curriculum demands.
Provides teachers with technological ways to find STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) professionals around the world who are willing to interact with their students.
Features a field-tested framework for teaching to ensure inclusion and differentiated instruction are in harmony with standards-based education.
This book gives teachers, school counselors, and parents succinct lessons that generate discussion and inquiry about the real world of post-secondary education and work. Extensively researched topics provide data and advice on wages, cost-of-living realities, job market projections, and promising new careers to help students match their interests and abilities to suitable career paths.
Offers some of the best JRTE (Journal of Research on Technology in Education) articles that focus on classroom technology integration, demonstrating how research can be used to connect theory to practice, moving education forward.
Features a collection of some of the best research articles from the Journal of Research on Technology in Education (JRTE). Topics include the impact of project-based learning on teachers' technology use, e-portfolios in teacher education, and the outcomes of a campus 1-to-1 laptop program.
Focuses on the importance of talk in classrooms. Presents core ideas from linguistics that call attention to roles and what lies behind these roles in terms of representation. Provides ways to help learners gain a curiosity and fascination with language.
This resource describes how exactly you can use tools like web quests, wikis, social networking apps, and podcasts to enhance your lessons and keep kids engaged.
This guide presents principles for applying copyright law and the doctrine of fair use to 21st-century teaching and learning. It explores what is permissible in the classroom; fair use of digital materials such as images, music, movies, and Internet elements found on sites such as YouTube; trends in intellectual property law and copyright practices; and classroom projects using copyrighted materials. Published jointly with the National Council of Teachers of English.
In this guide, K-12 mental health professionals will discover three proven counseling approaches that are both efficient and effective, and that allow for data-based decision making. By focusing on levels 2 and 3 of the PBIS and RTI frameworks, counselors can deliver responsive counseling services to students most in need of support.
Using research-based and field-tested methodology, this book helps elementary math teachers create programs for students with special needs, eliminating labels that stigmatize children and restrain instructors.
Provides an outline to teaching urban students, placing an emphasis on the active participation of teachers, parents, caregivers, and coaches in each student s success.
This book provides time-saving tips covering a wide range of apps to help busy teachers easily incorporate tablets into daily classroom use. Includes step-by-step instructions across content areas for digital photography, video, ePublishing, QR codes and more.
This book provides readers with essential tools for building a sturdy foundation of mutual respect upon which schools without bias can be constructed. Included are specific strategies for creating a school environment that gives voice and consideration to all students, shows interest, empathy, and respect for all staff members, advocates respect and reverence of individuality, and adapts innovative policies—despite resistance—that best serve the total school community.
This book provides a step-by-step approach to implementing project-based learning (PBL), focusing on the 21st century “three R’s”: readiness, responsibility, and relevance.
This book offers a comprehensive system for defining engagement and optimizing it in any student cohort. It explores how to improve teacher feedback methods for maximum engagement and the power of mindset (for both educators and students) as well as aiding in the definition of and understanding how to maximize engagement.
This book applies the essential principles of standards-based curriculum, instruction, and assessment to today's unique challenges. It focuses on multidisciplinary, interdisciplinary, and transdisciplinary approaches.
This book provides guidance on creating a "college culture" in elementary, middle, and secondary schools, both within the classroom and throughout the building, working with families and community organizations to promote Latino students' school achievement and college goals, and best practices for coaching students, including five essentials for college preparedness.
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.
Provides help navigating evidence-based methodologies to chart a course toward closing (and eliminating) the academic achievement gap. The authors present a comprehensive view of the achievement gap and advocate for strategies that contribute to the success of all children.
This book helps classroom teachers, in several core content areas, develop activities and projects to encourage computational thinking and coding skills, and to build bridges between those skills and practice.
An essential resource for any administrator working with diverse populations, this book zeroes in on effective planning for a wide range of programs, including RTI, credit recovery, special education, second language learning, career-technical education, work-study, Advanced Placement, and International Baccalaureate.
Presents strategies to improve school culture, including activities for developing collaborative work relationships, dealing appropriately with conflict, and fostering rapport.
This book describes how teachers can create a structured, student-centered environment that allows for openness and surprise, and where inquiry guides authentic learning. Strategies for fostering student curiosity through exploration, novelty, and play; questioning and critical thinking; and experimenting and problem solving are also provided.
This guidebook cultivates “cultural competence,” integrates ASCA National Model standards, and provides strategies for exploring each student’s individuality and responding accordingly.
This resource provides educators with the knowledge and skills to maximize educational opportunities for all students, independent of students' socioeconomic status.
This guide introduces the principles of Cultural Proficiency and how they can help improve educators’ ability to effectively teach English language learners.
Provides detailed examples that show why and how to create culturally responsive, standards-based (CRSB) instruction in the classroom, schoolwide, and at the district level.
This book takes on culture: the cultures we come from as individuals and the culture we foster in our schools. It uses real-life success stories as models to recognize inadvertent cultural biases increasing educators’ cultural competency, overcoming institutionalized factors that limit achievement, and implementing equitable practices that ensure individualized support for all students.
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.
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.
Covers why and how schools must overhaul, update, and breathe new life into the K-12 curriculum to reflect new technologies in a globalized world.
This guide integrates expertise in risk prevention, law, and education to provide a collaborative and positive process for teaching secondary students media literacy, safety, and “netiquette.”
This book provide user-friendly techniques for gathering qualitative and quantitative information, helping you tailor instruction and assessment for diverse learners. This resource is ideal for classroom teachers, curriculum developers, instructional leaders, and district administrators.
This solution-focused guide looks beneath the surface data and shows educators how to uncover the truth necessary to create equity and social justice for all students.
This workbook shows how to implement data-driven decision making and make it the key to assessing all school activities, from classroom instruction to budgeting.
Provides new insights for effective curriculum leadership, increasing student success, and closing the achievement gap.
This book provides strategies for leveraging the cloud to create a self-paced, learner-centered classroom; explains how to take advantage of tech tools to facilitate learning; and real-life case studies and activities to ensure an enjoyable implementation experience.
Make writing time really count with 45 easy-to-use quick writes, carefully selected mentor texts for inspiration, and guidelines for crafting your own original quick writes.
This book explores the changing landscape of leadership and offers practical ways to reframe the role of school leader using Design Thinking.
This book shows how to promote your faculty’s professional growth and accountability through job-embedded learning.
This book shows you how to design a curriculum that functions as a framework for lesson plans, unites the efforts of ELA teachers district-wide, addresses core standards while focusing on student understanding, and creates a ripple effect helping to align curriculum, assessments, and instruction.
This book identifies research-based characteristics of effective teacher professional learning, detailing eight strategies for planning and executing professional development programs and evaluating their results.
This book walks teachers step-by-step through the process of incorporating performance tasks as a tool to teach, monitor, and extend student learning.
Offers an experience-based and research-supported argument that detracking can raise achievement across the board and narrow the achievement gap. Provides educational leaders with strategies for launching, sustaining, and monitoring a successful detracking reform.
This book shows how to provide professional development for teachers that deepens their cultural understanding and includes activities for translating new knowledge into action.
Digital literacies are essential for managing information and communication in our rapidly changing world—but the old scattered approaches to introducing technology have left many teachers playing catch-up with their students. With this authentic, job-embedded professional development program, you’ll help K–12 teachers incorporate digital literacies into their classrooms once and for all.
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.
This book explores how to create a thriving, learning-centered classroom through three critical concepts: relationships, relevance, and rigor.
This book provides research-based and practical formative assessment tools, strategies, and activities that simplify the process of identifying students' strengths and needs.
This workshop-friendly resource helps teachers keep up with differentiated instruction (DI) developments. It offers step-by-step training activities for job-embedded professional development, plus guidelines tailored for both small study groups and larger staff development meetings.
This book offers explicit strategies for differentiating writing instruction to help students learn content and develop as writers. The authors address how to create a climate for writing, use flexible groupings, differentiate instruction, and assess student writing.
Block scheduling offers a valuable opportunity to tailor differentiated teaching and learning styles to students. This reference will alleviate "idea block" and provide creative teaching strategies.
This book provides a wealth of practical literacy strategies tailored for adolescents who have had interrupted formal education or come from newly arrived immigrant populations.
This guide provides an instructional and assessment framework for helping ELLS excel, including an array of strategies for teaching functional, content-area, technological, and innovative literacy.
Offers examples filled with helpful how-to's for modifying existing activities and labs for effective instruction.
This book draws on the latest brain research, technology, and educational initiatives to bring a new focus to differentiating instruction in the context of the Common Core State Standards.
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.
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.
This book blends the best of what technology has to offer with guidelines for meeting the objectives set forth by the Common Core. Every new innovation in math instruction is addressed including flipping math instruction, project-based learning, using Khan Academy in the classroom, educational gaming, and teaching for deeper conceptual understanding.
This book provides suggestions, guidelines, and examples of things teachers can do to make science activities and assessments more accessible to their K-8 students with special needs.
This book includes new charts with high-to low-preparation strategies for differentiating lessons in math, science, social studies, and language arts. It presents new focus questions to help teachers clarify their own priorities and target student needs efficiently, and offers Web sites for further reference.
With information for administrators and authentic tools for teachers, this hands-on resource demonstrates how student achievement increases when an entire school focuses on making differentiation work.
This resource helps educators identify a clear learning target, get to know their students as people and as learners, and understand how to vary the learning pathways to the same target for different learners.
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.
This book discusses how elementary school educators can use differentiated instruction to help students be more successful learners—regardless of background, native language, learning preference, or motivation.
This book explains that digital citizenship curricula should strive to show students possibilities over problems, opportunities over risks, and community successes over personal gain.
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.
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.
Explains the relevance and importance of digital citizenship and explores its elements. Provides lesson plans and professional development activities to help educators determine how to go about incorporating digital citizenship concepts into the classroom.
This guide addresses how today's globally connected infosphere has broadened the definition of citizenship and its impact on educators, students, and parents.
This book offers a foundational look at the internet and a better understanding of how it can be used to promote learning. Each chapter is dedicated to an important area of internet use in the classroom, including critical information literacy, telecollaborative projects, web 2.0, search engines, and digital citizenship.
This guide shows educators how to affordably make the shift to one-to-one computing and transform schools into digital learning centers. The author outlines a step-by-step road map of solutions for overcoming budget and systems barriers and moving forward with a sense of urgency.
This publication explores what types of assignments are worth engaging online, how teachers and students can leverage global interactions to improve their work, and how teachers can assess digital projects and other work.
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.
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.
This book provides practical techniques for your curriculum content, including tips for exploring effective storytelling principles through emerging digital media as well as via traditional literacy skills in reading, writing, speaking, and art.
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.
Offers practical solutions that focus on relationship building, curriculum relevance, and academic success. Emphasizes the prevention of problems by helping students to understand each other, work well together, and develop responsibility for their own actions. Also includes intervention strategies for handling common and severe problems in dignified ways.
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.
This book provides thought-provoking lesson plans that reach students of all backgrounds and abilities. It uses a wide range of technology tools, including the Internet, video, and mobile apps, combined with an emphasis on online safety and development of essential critical thinking skills, and materials for teacher professional development.
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.
This book incorporates new cognitive science that shows how influencing students’ mental habits is their key to finding meaning in classroom content. Topics include making dispositions come alive in the minds of students, shifting the thinking of educational leaders, parents, politicians and the public, and how to align day-to-day classroom practices with larger dispositional outcomes.
This book encourages educators to act against the debilitating effects of poverty on their students, while also discussing the five classroom practices that permeate the culture of successful high-poverty schools: caring relationships and advocacy, high expectations and support, commitment to equity, professional accountability for learning, and the courage and will to act.
Offers various approaches for realizing the benefits of distributed leadership—engaging the many rather than the few in school improvement. Insights include how to translate the research on distributed leadership into tangible results for your school; methods for building the social capital necessary for sustainable institutional change; and how to distribute leadership widely and wisely through professional collaboration.
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.
This book encourages educators to throw out meaningless, pedestrian teaching and learning practices and empowers them to evolve and improve on old, standard teaching methods.
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.
Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework for designing instruction that meets the needs of every learner. This book provides an overview of UDL, showing how to offer flexibility in methods of presentation, student participation and expression to support high achievement for all students, including those with disabilities or limited English proficiency.
This book presents a snapshot of underachievement in gifted students and explores the reasons why it happens and how it can be addressed successfully.
This book combines the latest research with the authors' national study of diverse schools that were able to significantly boost student achievement. Strategies focus on reducing class size, promoting professional development, locating necessary funding, and providing academic support to struggling students.
This book was written for educators who want to incorporate drones into their curriculum but have no idea where to start. It covers all you need to implement a drone program in your school, including recommendations as to the drones that are best for specific students' age levels and subject areas, and which drones need to be registered and where you can fly them. It provides.lesson plans, real-world applications, and tips on securing funding for drones.
ELL shadowing helps teachers better understand the classroom experience from an English language learner's point of view. The author describes how to implement this easily accessible form of professional development, outlines specific strategies for adapting instruction to engage ELLs, and provides supporting videos on the companion website.
Provides educators with information on how to teach students from economically, ethnically, culturally, and linguistically diverse groups. Includes dozens of subject-specific strategies for math, science, reading, writing, and social studies. Also includes strategies for increasing the achievement of immigrant and refugee children.
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.
This authoritative guide for practitioners—early interventionists, teachers, school counselors and psychologists—provides practical strategies for addressing the unique needs of children on the autism spectrum and their families. A joint publication with the National Association of School Psychologists.
The ISTE Standards for Education Leaders offer a concrete framework to help leaders set goals and provide a vision for transformative systems change within educational institutions.
Provides and introduction to the concept of "Greenfield Schooling" and its potential to free-up schools to be more responsive to communities and kids.
This book shows educators how to get the most out of educational coaching by exploring models of coaching that enhance teachers' thinking, help them overcome obstacles to success, and lead to lasting change.
Provides an introduction to podcasting, including hardware and software needs, integrating podcasts into your curriculum, and managing podcasts in the classroom.
Examines collaboration between educators to successfully teach children with complex learning needs, both with and without identified disabilities.
This book describes the essential role that technology coaches play in transforming schools into digital age global learning environments. The ISTE Standards for Coaches are broken down into applicable strategies, and illustrated with scenarios and real-life case studies from across the United States and around the world.
Shows school and district-level administrators how to set the priorities and support the practices that will help all teachers become expert teachers.
This book provides practical advice on how to conduct hiring interviews that reliably predict a teacher's success, including guidance on applying research to the interview process. It also assists in developing meaningful, legal interview questions; assembling and training an interview team; matching candidates’ skills to your schools' needs; and using the best interview strategies.
This book empowers teachers to reengage students at all levels with powerful examples and clear-eyed implementation strategies that build essential 21st century learning skills.
This book helps educators empower teachers and students to regain control of their own teaching and learning journey. Administrators and teachers learn to cultivate the experts at your school, create an environment of trust and collaboration, and give students and staff a voice.
This book is about teaching students the science and reality of climate change, while empowering them to respond effectively—and without fear. Inside this guide you’ll find practical tips for inspiring students to develop projects relevant to their own communities, including planning, financing, safety, and liability.
This text offers practical, classroom-tested strategies, routines, and rituals that teachers can use immediately to defuse the negative effects of stress and create a stimulating and supportive classroom culture. Drawing from positive psychology research, the author explains how fostering humor, mindfulness, resilience, curiosity, and gratitude in the classroom empowers students to learn from their mistakes, celebrate successes, and actively engage in learning.
Based on the idea of “flow”—a state of intrinsic control, curiosity, interest, and inquiry—this book provides strategies for encouraging students to become motivated, engaged learners.
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.
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.
In this book, readers will learn how to use the joyful learning framework to better engage students in reading, writing, speaking, listening, and other elements of language arts learning (ELL).
In this book, readers will learn how to use the joyful learning framework to better engage students in science and mathematics.
In this book, readers will learn how to integrate the joyful learning approach with social studies standards, including the Common Core, the National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies, and the College, Career, and Civic Life framework.
In this book, the authors share what they have discovered about planning lessons that engage students and enable them to truly enjoy learning. It outlines key findings from research on motivation and engagement and offers real-life teaching examples from various grades.
The purpose of this book is to provide the rationale behind engaging students, generate more ideas, and build the attitudes to succeed with students who live in poverty. This book is a “no excuses” resource that will get teachers on the path toward making good things happen every single day.
This book serves to share the stories and lessons of school leaders who overcame the cultural challenges of isolationism and teacher reluctance or resistance to successfully involve their teachers in walkthroughs. By encouraging teachers to get involved in walkthroughs and lead efforts for change and continuous improvement, and to overcome so-called teaching isolationism by promoting greater exchange of teaching ideas, student achievement continues to improve.
Providing young readers with a thorough grounding in nonfiction ensures that they acquire the background knowledge and vocabulary essential to their understanding of subjects like science and social studies. The authors have written this book to assist with this effort, covering topics such as criteria for choosing books, strategies for shared reading and reading aloud, informational writing activities, and ways to guide parent involvement.
A collection of articles that explore these questions. Do students really want to learn? Can schools and classrooms become joyful? Are there natural links between standard curriculum and what motivates students to learn?.
This practical introduction to engineering for elementary through high school teachers teaches how to create effective engineering-infused lessons that break down the barriers between science, math, and technology instruction. It highlights engineering's connection to 21st century skills and college and career readiness, addresses the Next Generation Science Standards, and walks through each step of the simple but powerful engineering design process.
Covers new teaching methods and a belief that technology can reshape and re-energize the high school English Language Arts classroom.
This book provides a streamlined path for designing and implementing curriculum that leads to student mastery of academic language—the key to school success.
This book gives you a streamlined path for designing and implementing curriculum that leads to student mastery of academic language—the key to school success.
This book provides a streamlined path for designing and implementing curriculum that leads to student mastery of academic language—the key to school success.
This book offers strategies that support mathematics learning along with language acquisition for English Learners.
This book offers research-proven strategies on how best to motivate students in science and promote scientific literacy. The authors detail key motivational constructs specific to science with illustrative vignettes, address gender differences that influence how girls and boys are motivated, describe how to make science learning relevant, accessible, and enjoyable, and offer motivational strategies that are consistent with the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).
Provides a framework for successful teaching practice. Includes applications for state standards, formative assessments, and school specialists.
Provides a strengthened model of RTI (Response to Intervention) that emphasizes formative assessment and refining core instructions rather than relying only on multiple layers of intervention.
This publication addresses the questions of how teachers can collect and use strategic information to up their game and of how districts can better support teaching talent.
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.
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.
This book acts as a manual that teaches teachers how to style questions to elicit response from students and to create an engaging environment for the student learners.
This book presents a discussion of common evaluation systems, including testing, value-added models, and observations. Analysis of federal guidelines and state responses, action steps teachers and school leaders can take to influence policy, and a clear rationale and strategies for implementing a teacher evaluation model based on human judgment are also discussed.
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.
This book prepares teachers for leadership roles with specific how-to's for the essential skills needed most, including running meetings, teaching colleagues, providing feedback, conducting needs assessments, delivering effective professional development, resolving conflicts, and employing technology. It features tested content and activities, reflective writing prompts, scenarios for discussion, and self-evaluations.
This book focuses on the potentially overwhelming, sometimes puzzling, often delicate work of engaging both students and parents in the pursuit of learning and achievement.
This book shows how to use problem-based learning as a daily approach to help students learn authentic and relevant content and skills and explains how to engage students in each of the seven steps in the problem-based learning model.
This resource discusses the key principles new and seasoned school leaders need to know about educational assessment to do their work effectively.
This guide provides indispensable tips for time management, grading practices with clear feedback, productive meetings with students, parents, or colleagues, effective recordkeeping, and streamlined procedures.
This book provides tips and insights from award-winning schools that use technology to advance student success.
This book provides an inspiring look at how real-world educators are creating schools where all students are able to thrive. In these schools, educators understand that equity is not about treating all children the same. They are deeply committed to ensuring that each student receives what he or she individually needs to develop their full potential—and succeed.
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.
Provides educators with information on how to provide motivational and challenging math instruction for middle and high school students. Includes advice on setting up the classroom, planning learning experiences, and assessing results.
Explores a seven-step process for emotionally, intellectually, and behaviorally engaging students with specific strategies, techniques, and tools which create an engaging educational experience. Utilizing cornerstones of professional learning communities, suggestions are offered for utilizing action research, collaborative inquiry, journal study, and shared practice to integrate ideas into practice.
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.
Learn how to teach content and process at the same time, assess 21st-century skills, and engage students in higher-order thinking—all central aims of the Common Core.
This book provides educators with strategies for facilitating interactions among colleagues in PLCs and building trust and buy-in, and offers field-tested, user-friendly protocols to focus and deepen team discussions around texts, data, teacher and student work, teacher dilemmas, and collaborative planning time, as well as tips for anticipating and addressing interpersonal conflicts and obstacles that commonly arise during the use of protocols.
This book traces the journey of a teacher as she works through the challenges of formative assessment and responsive instruction to discover the practices that will help her students succeed. K-3 teachers and administrators will learn how to: set clear, attainable learning outcomes, make teaching responsive to the whole child, monitor student progress toward essential skills, build a positive classroom and school culture, and collaborate to help young children succeed.
This book presents classroom strategies that reduce teachers’ workloads while increasing student participation, including how to refine classroom questioning techniques to continually check students' progress and provide instant feedback, and speeding up the correction process via student self-proofing and representative sampling.
This book is designed to assist teachers, administrators, and coaches by prescribing strategies for creating a culture of feedback. Instructional tools and clear explanations provided by the author create a blueprint for developing independent thinkers, engaged students, and high achievers in every classroom.
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.
This book explores the five "levers" of schooling: structure, sample, standards, strategy, and self. It illustrates how changes to structure and sample (how schools are organized and how students are grouped) will not be effective without changes to standards (expectations for student learning), strategy (instructional strategies to engage students in meaningful learning), and self (the set of beliefs teachers and students have about their capacity to be effective).
This guide provides information on what a flipped classroom is and why it works. Learn about the flipped mastery model, where students learn at their own pace, furthering opportunities for personalized education.
This publication discusses how educators can successfully apply the flipped classroom model in elementary classrooms. It offers practical guidance, including how to approach lesson planning, what to do with class time and how to employ project-based learning techniques.
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.
In this book, the authors discuss how educators can successfully apply the flipped classroom model to teaching math. Each chapter offers practical guidance, including how to approach lesson planning, what to do with classtime and how the flipped model can work alongside learning through inquiry.
In this book, the authors discuss how educators can successfully apply the flipped classroom model to teaching science in the classroom and in the lab, as well as how to teach science employing inquiry-based and project-based learning techniques.
In this book, the authors discuss how educators can successfully apply the flipped classroom model to teaching social studies. Each chapter offers practical guidance, including how to approach lesson planning, what to do with class time, and how to flip interactive social studies simulations.
This book offers a comprehensive view of leadership coaching— including tools, coaching dialogues, exercises, and protocols.
This book describes a plan for radically improving student learning that is built on three core elements: a focused and coherent curriculum (what we teach); clear, prioritized lessons (how we teach); and purposeful reading and writing, or authentic literacy.
This book extends and updates the case that schools could be on the cusp of swift, unparalleled improvements by focusing on the most essential, widely acknowledged, evidence-based practices that could have more impact than all other initiatives combined. These are: simple, coherent curricula; straightforward, traditional literacy practices; and lessons built around just a few effective elements of good teaching.
Helps educators develop the knowledge and skills necessary to successfully implement formative assessment in the classroom.
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.
This book discusses how teachers teach the virtues of grit—tenacity, perseverance, and the ability to never give up while helping students enjoy learning and want to come to school, even through painful and frustrating experiences.
This book explores an urgent and growing issue—childhood trauma—and its profound effect on learning and teaching. It can help educators cultivate a trauma-sensitive learning environment for students across all content areas, grade levels, and educational settings.
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.
The Six-C process allows educators to take progressively more assertive steps as needed to resolve a conflict, using the least amount of time and energy while preserving relationships.
Based on interviews with experienced principals, this book helps leaders examine the causes of negative staff behavior and build a culture of shared leadership, collegiality, and teamwork.
This book of essays challenges educators to "reboot" and make the changes necessary to prepare students for 21st century careers, based on interviews with young people and their ideas about what they need from teachers, schools, and education. It features easy-to-do, high-impact classroom strategies that help what he calls "digital natives" acquire "digital wisdom" using 21st century learning and technology, including games, YouTube, and more.
This book outlines action steps for teachers to critically reflect on their management style, then implement changes to supercharge the learning experience for students of all cultural backgrounds.
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.
This book presents a growth planning process that integrates seamlessly with existing IEP and Response to Instruction and Intervention (RTI2) structures and is also suitable for any student who has individualized or personalized goals, regardless of whether that student qualifies for special education services.
Provides an overview of how digital video production can be used in the classroom and the impact it has on student writing and digital literacy skills.
Offering classroom management solutions for beginning secondary school teachers from their peers, this resource presents instructional/disciplinary cases and helps identify when problems relate to lesson delivery or discipline.
Based on a five-step model, this guide helps school leaders establish the processes necessary to align curriculum to mandated standards, develop curriculum maps, and systematize instructional practices.
Covers key concepts of parallel leadership to demonstrate its utility as a strategic managerial tool in building school capacity.
This handbook provides specific application steps for engaging all staff in a systematic approach to addressing problems and creating a positive school climate.
This book present 144 strategies for leading staff development workshops, professional learning communities, and staff meetings.
Provides educators with a six-step process that makes it easier than ever to link teaching and assessment to standards.
Instructs educators on how to be future-focused leaders. Includes trends that will affect education; ways to scan the environment and the world at large; a plan for setting priorities based on probabilities; a 4-step issue management process; steps to developing plausible scenarios for guiding strategic planning; and activities that make up a future-focused communications system.
This book breaks down the process of incorporating digital age skills into curriculum into 18 easy-to-follow challenges so that teachers can improve student outcomes. Teachers will learn how to promote teamwork and collaboration, helping students stay motivated and inspired to develop the skills they’ll need for the future.
Provides an introduction to GPS and geocaching to learn where to find geocaches, how they are placed, what to do when you locate one, and what GPS tools you'll need to use.
This guide provides classroom educators and tech coaches with tips and inspiration on how to apply gaming techniques to improve literacy and deepen student collaboration and critical thinking.
This practical guide will inform teachers’ and school leaders’ thinking about how best to design schools and classrooms to support learning in a connected, digital world. From classroom redesigns to schoolwide renovation projects and new building construction, the authors show the many ways that active learning spaces can improve the learning experience. Includes case studies as well as exercises and opportunities for reflection.
Examines why children with special needs are bullied, how teachers can prevent bullying, ways to work with overprotective parents, and how a self-esteem prescription plan can help.
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.
Presents LEGO Robotics in a manageable, organized way so that you learn what it is, what student activities look like, how to begin, how to manage a class, and how robotics relate to standards.
Explains the mental processes students need to gather, organize, and understand information, and describes how educators can infuse their lessons with new routines and teaching approaches that influence students to become better, more independent learners.
This book moves the implementation of the CCSS for ELA from the abstract to the concrete by providing adaptable, exemplar lesson plans in each of the CCSS strands: reading, writing, speaking and listening, and language.
This book is designed to help teachers become more familiar with the CCSS (Common Core State Standards) and serves as a guide to align lesson plans with the standards to uncover their benefits for the teaching of reading and writing.
This book will help you become a positive force in girls' lives in any capacity: as a teacher, counselor, advisor, or parent.
This book outlines the factors educators must consider in order to turn schools back into places that nurture children.
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.
This newly updated guide to Google’s latest tech tools explains which tools help you meet 21st century skills and the new ISTE Standards for Students; the latest versions of Google Classroom, Google Drive, Google Chrome, Google Earth, and YouTube; how to create quizzes, parent contract forms, and student writing groups; and how to use technology-related activities to facilitate creativity, promote innovation, and enhance communication skills.
This book encourages teachers to tap into their Pre-K and elementary school students’ curiosity, particularly when it comes to technology, and provides ways to integrate digital tools in the primary classroom for young learners.
This book reveals how many of the assessment policies that teachers adopt can actually prove detrimental to student motivation and achievement, and shows educators how they can tailor their policies to help students better understand the lessons that are being taught.
This guide addresses the Common Core State Standards’ calls for increased student collaboration with practical advice, strategies, and examples. The author explains how to assess and report on (but not grade) learning skills and group interaction skills.
Provides a four-step approach for teaching students how to acquire content knowledge, including examples of student projects as well as effective assessment tools that teachers can adapt for their own classrooms.
This book covers the systematic design of online and hybrid learning environments, emphasizing the importance of aligning learner assessments to learning objectives, along with a framework for designing and sequencing meaningful e-learning interactions. It discusses practical tools for preparing students for successful online learning, interprets laws, and provides examples of how online instruction can and should be universally designed for children with special needs.
This text illustrates how to apply eight instructional strategies based on cognitive information processing, inquiry, experiential, and game-based theories of learning and teaching to ground the design of online and hybrid coursework.
This text explores key aspects of designing and delivering online and hybrid learning environments. The contributors focus on the instructional component of e-learning systems, looking at e-learning trends and technologies such as the management of large classes, podcasts, the educational uses of virtual worlds, and the development of virtual schools in North America and around the world.
This book shows how four outstanding schools are making individualized learning a reality for every teacher and student. The common thread is the commitment to equity—every student achieving.
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.
Covers how to use a combination of questions, prompts, cues, direct explanations, and modeling to guide students' learning and build their understanding.
This book provides a guide for increasing and enhancing teaching quality through the power of educators learning together.
Through first-hand accounts, learn how the habits of mind help students at all grade levels successfully deal with the challenges they face in school and beyond.
This comprehensive guide captures unique perspectives from 20 successful principals, representing a wide range of urban and rural schools, offering real-life strategies and best practices.
The authors draw on years of teaching experience to propose the APA (Acknowledge, Process, Act) method, which encourages students to recognize emotions and also motivates them to implement proactive solutions rather than let negative emotions sabotage their academic goals. Included are several grade-appropriate classroom scenarios and relevant strategies that will help teachers create more peaceful, respectful, and productive learning environments.
This book shows educators the value of tenacity and building connections when teaching students who present difficult challenges.
This book provides a framework for individual reflection and evaluation of schools’ processes as part of a professional development program. Included are strategies, action items, processes, and examples from successful programs nationwide.
Provides ideas for dozens of fun and engaging educational activities that can be done on almost any basic cell phone (a smartphone is not necessary).
Based on experiences from educators instrumental in developing and implementing Ontario, Canada’s educational strategies, this resource helps teachers and leaders increase student achievement and outcomes in elementary, middle, and high school education.
This resource offers strategies and sample lesson plans for putting the principles of Green Light classrooms into practice and engaging today’s digitally savvy students.
Outlines effective intervention programs and provides specific guidelines for teaching homeless students.
This step-by-step guide shows teachers how homework assignments can connect with the curriculum and with students’ lives, including strategies and sample assignments for all grade levels.
This book explains how inquiry leads to problem-solving and provides specific steps for pre, formative and summative assessment that informs instruction of 21st century skills. Included are examples that show how to use today’s technology in the classroom and how to use inquiry to develop and assess students’ ability.
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.
Implementing Response to Intervention (RTI) in Grades 6–12 offers many unique challenges, but this comprehensive, research-based book provides secondary school administrators with the information, resources, and guidance necessary to use RTI for the benefit of struggling adolescent learners.
This book provides case studies of successful Authentic Intellectual Work (AIW) implementation at the statewide, districtwide, and individual school levels; illustrations of collaborative teaming to advance higher-order thinking, disciplined inquiry, and value beyond school; and exemplars of how AIW transforms professional development and evaluations and increases coherence and alignment of initiatives.
This book is a relevant, hands-on resource that will help teacher teams—particularly those new to evidence-based instructional decision making—untangle thorny instructional challenges, improve classroom practice, and, ultimately, achieve results.
Covers how to develop and use test questions and other assessments that reveal how well students can analyze, reason, solve problems, and think creatively.
This book engages school and district leaders to guide them through the journey of developing and sustaining an effective coaching program.
This book covers the process and content of coaching and describes a unique approach that encourages teachers to write and reflect upon their practices using literacy strategies to train across content areas and learn how to individualize their approach to honor teachers' distinctive learning styles. It includes samples of teacher writing and student work generated from coaching plus narratives from practicing coaches in school-based, district, and independent settings.
This book provides research tools that will help create a culture of achievement, so that your school or classroom is the best it can be. After reading this book, you’ll see why culture makes the difference between a school that enables success for all students and a school that merely houses those students during the school day.
In this guide, the author identifies two essential components of effective rubrics: (1) criteria that relate to the learning (not the “tasks”) that students are being asked to demonstrate and (2) clear descriptions of performance across a continuum of quality. The book also outlines the difference between various kinds of rubrics, explains when using each type of rubric is appropriate, and highlights examples from all grade levels and assorted content areas.
This resource offers case studies from principals who have successfully managed dysfunctional and low-performing teachers, scripts for achieving effective communication, and a culture-builder's toolkit with exercises and assessments.
This book provides specific guidelines to help educators design targeted questions and tasks that align with new academic standards and assess students’ ability to think at higher levels.
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.
Provides educators with ideas on matching instructional approaches to the readiness, interests, and talents of all students: learning centers, hands-on activities, contracts, and investigative projects. Describes ways of structuring lessons to provide "scaffolds" for the lesson content, the procedures used in learning, and the products of learning.
Intended to help teachers provide effective feedback to students. Focuses on feedback that comes from a teacher to a student and is based on student work.
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.
This book helps develop specific skills for communicating with all parents, including parents who are difficult, angry, overprotective, or overbearing.
Learn how to maximize "tough times" and "money issues" to help your school thrive with inexpensive, and time-efficient programs and initiatives. Topics include identifying stages of team development that lead to more productive and time-efficient meetings.
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.
Shows examples of what great teachers do to motivate reluctant learners without relying on elaborate rewards systems or creative tricks to reach students who actively or passively resist investing themselves in the classroom.
Covers the step by step process of what great teachers do to set a learning destination that's worth working toward and ensure that the path students take to get there will help them pass the big tests and become engaged learners, effective problem solvers, and critical thinkers.
This book presents a thoughtful and practical approach to achieving breakthrough success with linguistically and culturally diverse students who struggle in school. Strategies for setting high expectations, providing access to the core curriculum, using assessment to inform instruction, attending to language development—both English and academic, and creating a supportive classroom climate are also discussed.
Provides proactive learning support to enable teachers to give students the right kind of assistance and get those who are struggling back on track. Covers the steps of building a plan and provides all the strategies needed to support students before, during, and after instruction.
Provides a practical map to navigate some of today's most complicated instructional challenges. Identifies five critical keys to personalizing learning for students who have wildly different cultural, linguistic, and academic backgrounds.
This book has been updated to include recent research and developments in the fields of memory and teaching, and offers seven concrete, actionable steps to help students use what they've learned when they need it. These include training students to recode new concepts in their own words to clarify understanding, and how to use feedback to ensure that relevant information is binding to necessary neural pathways.
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.
This book reveals tangible strategies for improving instruction. Built around the work of Battelle for Kids, this book provides a field-tested continuous improvement model for using value-added information to increase student learning.
This book explains that technology coaches are those who help other educators advance effective technology use in schools. They may have many different titles in schools, including technology integration specialists, technology facilitators, technology lead teachers, instructional designers and technology coordinators. Some technology coaches are employed outside school districts as consultants.