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A Handbook for the Art and Science of Teaching, ed. , v.
A Handbook for the Art and Science of Teaching, ed. , v.

A Handbook for the Art and Science of Teaching, ed. , v.

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

A Teacher's Guide to Multisensory Learning, ed. , v.
A Teacher's Guide to Multisensory Learning, ed. , v.

A Teacher's Guide to Multisensory Learning, ed. , v.

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.

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

Activating the Desire to Learn, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

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

Align the Design, ed. , v.

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

American Decades Primary Sources, ed. , v.
American Decades Primary Sources, ed. , v.

American Decades Primary Sources, ed. , v.

Cross-disciplinary source spanning the 20th century. Each volume in the set includes full or excerpted primary sources representing the seminal issues, themes, movements and events from a decade. Includes oral histories, songs, speeches, advertisements, TV, play and movie scripts, letters, laws, legal decisions, newspaper articles, cartoons, recipes, and more.

American Decades, ed. , v.
American Decades, ed. , v.

American Decades, ed. , v.

Cross-disciplinary source for junior and high school students and teachers, public librarians and general researchers who need to document and analyze periods of contemporary American social history (1900-1999).

American Decades, ed. , v.
American Decades, ed. , v.

American Decades, ed. , v.

Covers everything from monumental events and groundbreaking individuals to the fascinating details of Americans' daily lives. Supports historical research in disciplines from the arts and business to law, medicine, technology and social trends.

American Eras, ed. , v.
American Eras, ed. , v.

American Eras, ed. , v.

Includes essays on events, publications, lifestyles and individuals important to particular eras in U.S. history.

Arctic and Alpine Biomes, ed. , v.
Arctic and Alpine Biomes, ed. , v.

Arctic and Alpine Biomes, ed. , v.

Covers the biomes at high altitudes and near the poles, including the arctic tundra biomes, the Mid-Latitude Alpine Tundra Biome (found in the mountain ranges of North America, Asia, and South America), and the tropical alpine tundra biome (for example, Hawaii).

Artificial Intelligence, ed. , v.
Artificial Intelligence, ed. , v.

Artificial Intelligence, ed. , v.

A factbook on the development and uses of intelligent robots that utilize artificial intelligence. An overview of how researchers simulate brain processes in these machines, and the variety of uses the machines/robots have. Written for young adults.

Arts and Humanities Through the Eras, ed. , v.
Arts and Humanities Through the Eras, ed. , v.

Arts and Humanities Through the Eras, ed. , v.

Profiling milestones and movements in the arts, literature, music and religion from a specific period, each volume in this set helps students and researchers understand the various disciplines of the humanities in relation to each other, as well as to history and culture. An overview of the period and a chronology of major world events begin each volume.

Bacteria and Viruses, ed. , v.
Bacteria and Viruses, ed. , v.

Bacteria and Viruses, ed. , v.

A factbook on bacteria and viruses, written for young adults. Provides information about researchers in the field, the developments in fighting harmful microbes, as well in using beneficial ones for medicines.

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

Becoming a Great High School, ed. , v.

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

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

Better Learning Through Structured Teaching, ed. , v.

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.

Beyond Discipline, ed. , v.
Beyond Discipline, ed. , v.

Beyond Discipline, ed. , v.

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.

Biofuels, ed. , v.
Biofuels, ed. , v.

Biofuels, ed. , v.

Describes the most common types of biofuels and biofuel technologies and seeks to identify both the advantages and disadvantages associated with their use.

Biotechnology: Changing Life Through Science, ed. , v.
Biotechnology: Changing Life Through Science, ed. , v.

Biotechnology: Changing Life Through Science, ed. , v.

Covers biotechnological applications ranging across medicine, agriculture, and industry. Devoted to helping younger students and general readers understand the fast-developing science and issues related to: advances in biotechnology, the science of molecular biology and genetics.

Black Holes, ed. , v.
Black Holes, ed. , v.

Black Holes, ed. , v.

A factbook on black holes, written for young adults. Presents evidence and theories for these objects, discusses how they were first predicted, how they form, their physical properties, and how scientists detect them.

Black Literature Criticism, ed. 2, v.
Black Literature Criticism, ed. 2, v.

Black Literature Criticism, ed. 2, v.

Focuses on writers and works published since 1950. The majority of the authors surveyed are African American, but representative African and Caribbean authors are also included.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Building Literacy in Social Studies, ed. , v.

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

Building Teachers' Capacity for Success, ed. , v.
Building Teachers' Capacity for Success, ed. , v.

Building Teachers' Capacity for Success, ed. , v.

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.

Castle and Knight, ed. , v.
Castle and Knight, ed. , v.

Castle and Knight, ed. , v.

Explores the world of knights and castles.

Castle, ed. , v.
Castle, ed. , v.

Castle, ed. , v.

Explores how castles were built to house hundreds of people and animals, the important rooms, the people who lived in them, and what castle life was like.

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

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

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

Challenging the Whole Child, ed. , v.
Challenging the Whole Child, ed. , v.

Challenging the Whole Child, ed. , v.

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

Changing the Way You Teach, Improving the Way Students Learn, ed. , v.
Changing the Way You Teach, Improving the Way Students Learn, ed. , v.

Changing the Way You Teach, Improving the Way Students Learn, ed. , v.

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.

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

Checking for Understanding, ed. , v.

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

Chemical Elements, ed. 2, v.
Chemical Elements, ed. 2, v.

Chemical Elements, ed. 2, v.

Provides in-depth information on 112 known chemical elements, plus coverage of recently discovered elements 113 through 116 and 118.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Classroom Instruction That Works, ed. , v.

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

Coal and Oil, ed. , v.
Coal and Oil, ed. , v.

Coal and Oil, ed. , v.

Describes the history and technology of mining for coal and drilling for oil and also the processing of coal and the refining of oil, as methods by which these primary energy sources are converted into usable working energy.

Comets and Asteroids, ed. , v.
Comets and Asteroids, ed. , v.

Comets and Asteroids, ed. , v.

A factbook on comets and asteroids, written for young adults. Outlines evidence and theories about black holes and what constitutes them, discusses how they are detected, how scientists believe they form.

Concept-Rich Mathematics Instruction, ed. , v.
Concept-Rich Mathematics Instruction, ed. , v.

Concept-Rich Mathematics Instruction, ed. , v.

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.

Contagious Diseases Sourcebook, ed. 2, v.
Contagious Diseases Sourcebook, ed. 2, v.

Contagious Diseases Sourcebook, ed. 2, v.

Provides updated information about microbes that are spread from person to person and the diseases they cause, including influenza, lice infestation, pneumonias, staphylococcal and streptococcal infections, tuberculosis, and others.

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

Content-Area Conversations, ed. , v.

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

Create Success! Unlocking the Potential of Urban Students, ed. , v.
Create Success! Unlocking the Potential of Urban Students, ed. , v.

Create Success! Unlocking the Potential of Urban Students, ed. , v.

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

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

Creating the Opportunity to Learn, ed. , v.

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

Desert Biomes, ed. , v.
Desert Biomes, ed. , v.

Desert Biomes, ed. , v.

Examines three different types of biomes: warm/hot deserts (such as the Mojave and Sahara deserts), cold deserts (such as Patagonia in South America), and the West Coast Fog Desert biomes, which occur on certain regions of the western edge of major continents.

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

Detracking for Excellence and Equity, ed. , v.

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

Dictionary of American History, ed. 3, v.
Dictionary of American History, ed. 3, v.

Dictionary of American History, ed. 3, v.

The first comprehensive revision of this classic reference source, originally published in 1940, features updated and revised entries from previous editions, as well as more than 800 new entries covering recent events and topics not covered previously. This authoritative work serves students, scholars, and general readers interested in a wide range of topics in American history, from the well studied and familiar to the obscure.

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

Discipline with Dignity, ed. 3, v.

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.

EdSpeak, ed. , v.
EdSpeak, ed. , v.

EdSpeak, ed. , v.

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

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

Educating Everybody's Children, ed. , v.

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

Effective Supervision, ed. , v.
Effective Supervision, ed. , v.

Effective Supervision, ed. , v.

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

Encyclopedia of African American History, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of African American History, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of African American History, ed. , v.

Documents African American culture and political activism from the slavery era through the 20th century.

Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History, ed. 2, v.
Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History, ed. 2, v.

Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History, ed. 2, v.

A five-volume set and supplement covering all aspects of the African-American experience from 1619 to the present day. Using biographies, historical essays, and thematic pieces, many written by foremost scholars, it addresses a wide array of subjects in over 2,300 articles to define in one source the cultural roots, participation in American life, and current condition of the African-American community.

Encyclopedia of Environment and Society, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Environment and Society, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Environment and Society, ed. , v.

Provides issues, concepts, theories, examples, problems, and policies, with the goal of explicating an emerging way of thinking about people and nature. Written by experts from incredibly diverse fields.

Encyclopedia of Geography, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Geography, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Geography, ed. , v.

Reflects how the growth of geography has propelled a demand for intermediaries between the abstract language of academia and the ordinary language of everyday life. Covers a diverse array of topics to offer a comprehensive and useful summary of the state of the discipline in the early 21st century.

Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Global Warming and Climate Change, ed. , v.

Explores major topics related to global warming and climate change-ranging geographically from the North Pole to the South Pole, and thematically from social effects to scientific causes. Covers the science and history of climate change, the controversies over climate-change theories, the role of societies, the industrial and economic factors, and the sociological aspects of climate change.

Encyclopedia of Religion in America, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of Religion in America, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of Religion in America, ed. , v.

Covers the significant religious denominations and movements that have originated or flourished in North America, from the beginning of European settlement to the present day.

Encyclopedia of Religion, ed. 2, v.
Encyclopedia of Religion, ed. 2, v.

Encyclopedia of Religion, ed. 2, v.

The second edition of a resource that is considered a standard reference in the field. Presents a cross-cultural approach that emphasizes religion's role within everyday life and as a unique experience from culture to culture. The original 2,750 entries have been retained, many heavily updated, and approximately 600 entirely new articles have been added by an international team of scholars and contributors.

Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History, ed. , v. 1
Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History, ed. , v. 1

Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History, ed. , v. 1

Explores the events, policies, activities, institutions, groups, people, and movements that have created and shaped political life in the United States. This volume discusses the diversity of the colonial political experience as well as the long-term conflicts, policies, and events that led to revolution, and the ideas underlying independence.

Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History, ed. , v. 2
Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History, ed. , v. 2

Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History, ed. , v. 2

Explores the events, policies, activities, institutions, groups, people, and movements that have created and shaped political life in the United States. This volume discusses the era of Confederation, the shaping of the U.S. Constitution, and the development of the party system.

Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History, ed. , v. 3
Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History, ed. , v. 3

Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History, ed. , v. 3

Explores the events, policies, activities, institutions, groups, people, and movements that have created and shaped political life in the United States. This volume examines three decades in the middle of the nineteenth century; the emergence of the debate over slavery in the territories, which eventually led to the Civil War; the military conflict itself from 1861 until 1865; and the process of Reconstruction.

Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History, ed. , v. 4
Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History, ed. , v. 4

Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History, ed. , v. 4

Explores the events, policies, activities, institutions, groups, people, and movements that have created and shaped political life in the United States. This volume focuses on race and politics; economics, labor, and capitalism; agrarian politics and populism; national politics; progressivism; foreign affairs; World War I; and the end of the progressive era.

Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History, ed. , v. 5
Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History, ed. , v. 5

Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History, ed. , v. 5

Explores the events, policies, activities, institutions, groups, people, and movements that have created and shaped political life in the United States. The main topics covered in this volume are declining party identification, congressional inertia in the 1920s, the New Deal, Congress during World War II, and more.

Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History, ed. , v. 6
Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History, ed. , v. 6

Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History, ed. , v. 6

Explores the events, policies, activities, institutions, groups, people, and movements that have created and shaped political life in the United States. This volume examines the postwar era with the consolidation of the New Deal, the onset of the Cold War, and the Korean War.

Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History, ed. , v. 7
Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History, ed. , v. 7

Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History, ed. , v. 7

Explores the events, policies, activities, institutions, groups, people, and movements that have created and shaped political life in the United States. This volume covers politics and national institutions in a polarized era of nationally competitive party politics and programmatic debates about taxes, social policy, and the size of national government.

Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v.
Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v.

Encyclopedia of World Biography, ed. 2, v.

A multicultural biographical source that covers notable individuals from every part of the world and from all time periods who have made significant contributions to human culture.

Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court of the United States, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court of the United States, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of the Supreme Court of the United States, ed. , v.

Focuses on the substance of American law, the processes that produce its legal principles, and the history of the Supreme Court, from its creation to the present. Overview essays address the history of such topics as citizenship, due process, Native Americans, racism, and contraception, emphasizing the social context of each and the social and political pressures that shaped interpretation.

Energy Alternatives, ed. , v.
Energy Alternatives, ed. , v.

Energy Alternatives, ed. , v.

A factbook on energy alternatives, written for young adults. Discusses development of renewable energy sources such as wind, solar, and geothermal power.

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

Engaging the Whole Child, ed. , v.

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

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

Enhancing Professional Practice, ed. 2, v.

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

Environmental Encyclopedia, ed. 4, v.
Environmental Encyclopedia, ed. 4, v.

Environmental Encyclopedia, ed. 4, v.

Provides in-depth, worldwide coverage of environmental issues. Each article is written in a nontechnical style and provides current status, analysis, and suggested solutions whenever possible.

Environmental Issues: Essential Primary Sources, ed. , v.
Environmental Issues: Essential Primary Sources, ed. , v.

Environmental Issues: Essential Primary Sources, ed. , v.

A focus on leading social issues of the 19th, 20th, and 21st centuries. Each title contains approximately 175 full or excerpted documents---speeches, legislation, magazine and newspaper articles, essays, memoirs, letters, interviews, novels, songs, and works of art---as well as overview information that places each document in context.

Environmental Science, ed. , v.
Environmental Science, ed. , v.

Environmental Science, ed. , v.

Provides comprehensive coverage of the environmental sciences. Cross-curricular in nature, the title supports both basic and advanced curricula in earth and environmental science, physics, chemistry, and biology, as well as general science, history, government, and the social sciences.

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

Everyday Engagement, ed. , v.

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

Everyday Finance, ed. , v.
Everyday Finance, ed. , v.

Everyday Finance, ed. , v.

Provides a mix of basic and practical information on economics, personal money management, and starting a business.

Exemplary Practices for Secondary Math Teachers, ed. , v.
Exemplary Practices for Secondary Math Teachers, ed. , v.

Exemplary Practices for Secondary Math Teachers, ed. , v.

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.

Exploring Mars, ed. , v.
Exploring Mars, ed. , v.

Exploring Mars, ed. , v.

A factbook on Mars exploration, written for young adults. Discusses similarities (and differences) between Mars and Earth, failed and successful space missions, and future plans for exploration.

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

Focus, ed. , v.

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

Future-Focused Leadership, ed. , v.
Future-Focused Leadership, ed. , v.

Future-Focused Leadership, ed. , v.

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.

Gale Contextual Encyclopedia of American Literature, ed. , v.
Gale Contextual Encyclopedia of American Literature, ed. , v.

Gale Contextual Encyclopedia of American Literature, ed. , v.

Covers American authors from many periods and genres, building a broad understanding of the various contexts - from the biographical to the literary to the historical - in which literature can be viewed.

Gale Contextual Encyclopedia of World Literature, ed. , v.
Gale Contextual Encyclopedia of World Literature, ed. , v.

Gale Contextual Encyclopedia of World Literature, ed. , v.

Covers world authors from many periods and genres, building an understanding of the various contexts -- from the biographical to the literary to the historical -- in which literature can be viewed. Identifies the significant literary devices and global themes that define a writer's style and place the author in a larger literary tradition as chronicled and evaluated by critics over time.

Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. History, ed. , v.
Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. History, ed. , v.

Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. History, ed. , v.

Provides a concise history of the U.S. government and political scene throughout American history, with a particular emphasis on how government and politics effects, and is affected by, social change.

Genetics, ed. , v.
Genetics, ed. , v.

Genetics, ed. , v.

A comprehensive collection of articles on all aspects of genetics, from Mendel to the decoding of the human genome. Explains the workings of genes and chromosomes, genetic diseases, and biotechnology. Also covers the ethical, legal, and social issues connected to genetic science. Includes full-color photos and line drawings, a glossary of scientific terms, and coverage of careers in the field.

Genetics, ed. , v.
Genetics, ed. , v.

Genetics, ed. , v.

A factbook on the applied science of genetics, written for young adults. Presents basic scientific principles and how genetics is used determining and modifying the genetic code, predicting and curing disease, and solving crimes.

Getting to
Getting to

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

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

Global Warming, ed. , v.
Global Warming, ed. , v.

Global Warming, ed. , v.

A factbook on global warming, written for young adults. Discusses the many negative effects of rising temperatures on earth, and prevailing theories on what is causing the rise.

Grassland Biomes, ed. , v.
Grassland Biomes, ed. , v.

Grassland Biomes, ed. , v.

Examines grassland biomes that cover vast areas of the landmass of earth. It covers the two major types of grassland biomes: the temperate grasslands and the tropical grasslands.

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

Great Performances, ed. 2, v.

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

Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia, ed. 2, v.
Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia, ed. 2, v.

Grzimek's Animal Life Encyclopedia, ed. 2, v.

A completely revised and updated version of the original work published in Germany in 1960, this edition incorporates recent developments in the animal world as noted by prominent advisors and contributors from the scientific community.

Habits of Mind Across the Curriculum, ed. , v.
Habits of Mind Across the Curriculum, ed. , v.

Habits of Mind Across the Curriculum, ed. , v.

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.

Harlem Renaissance, ed. , v.
Harlem Renaissance, ed. , v.

Harlem Renaissance, ed. , v.

This authoritative resource presents the people, places and times that defined an era and documents the launch of cultural development among African Americans in 1920s Harlem. This single volume contains almanac and biographies sections with primary source documents in sidebars throughout.

History in Dispute, ed. , v. 1
History in Dispute, ed. , v. 1

History in Dispute, ed. , v. 1

This series addresses heavily debated questions by offering different critical perspectives on major historical events, drawn from all time periods and from all parts of the globe. Each volume in this series has a thematic, era or subject-specific focus that coincides with the way history is studied at the academic level. Entries are selected by an advisory board of historians and academics.

History of World War I, ed. , v.
History of World War I, ed. , v.

History of World War I, ed. , v.

Provides a chronological account and regional overview of World War I, beginning with events leading up to the war and incorporating analysis of the war's aftermath. Topics include the historical and political background of the period, the grim realities of war, military strategy, the search for peace, the changing role of women, and wartime arts.

History of World War II, ed. , v.
History of World War II, ed. , v.

History of World War II, ed. , v.

Covers the key political and military events of World War II as well as the causes and aftermath of the war. Examines many aspects of the war; from the historical and political backdrop of the period to military tactics and strategies to new technologies.

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

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

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

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

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

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

How to Help Your School Thrive Without Breaking the Bank, ed. , v.
How to Help Your School Thrive Without Breaking the Bank, ed. , v.

How to Help Your School Thrive Without Breaking the Bank, ed. , v.

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

How to Motivate Reluctant Learners, ed. , v.
How to Motivate Reluctant Learners, ed. , v.

How to Motivate Reluctant Learners, ed. , v.

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

How to Plan Rigorous Instruction, ed. , v.
How to Plan Rigorous Instruction, ed. , v.

How to Plan Rigorous Instruction, ed. , v.

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

How to Teach Now, ed. , v.
How to Teach Now, ed. , v.

How to Teach Now, ed. , v.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Insights into Action, ed. , v.
Insights into Action, ed. , v.

Insights into Action, ed. , v.

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

Inspiring Active Learning, ed. , v.
Inspiring Active Learning, ed. , v.

Inspiring Active Learning, ed. , v.

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

Instruction That Measures Up, ed. , v.
Instruction That Measures Up, ed. , v.

Instruction That Measures Up, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

Introduction to Biomes, ed. , v.
Introduction to Biomes, ed. , v.

Introduction to Biomes, ed. , v.

Provides an introduction to biomes. Discusses the concept of the biome and other geographic trends exhibited by life, including taxonomic and evolutionary patterns, related ecological concepts such as ecosystems and soils, and environmental factors that affect the nature of terrestrial and aquatic biomes at the global scale.

Lasers, ed. , v.
Lasers, ed. , v.

Lasers, ed. , v.

A factbook on lasers, written for young adults. Describes the development of lasers and how they are used in communications, scientific research, industry, the military, medicine, and entertainment.

Leading Change in Your School, ed. , v.
Leading Change in Your School, ed. , v.

Leading Change in Your School, ed. , v.

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

Learning and Leading with Habits of Mind, ed. , v.
Learning and Leading with Habits of Mind, ed. , v.

Learning and Leading with Habits of Mind, ed. , v.

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

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

Learning on Display, ed. , v.

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

Learning-Driven Schools, ed. , v.
Learning-Driven Schools, ed. , v.

Learning-Driven Schools, ed. , v.

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

Literary Themes for Students: Race and Prejudice, ed. , v.
Literary Themes for Students: Race and Prejudice, ed. , v.

Literary Themes for Students: Race and Prejudice, ed. , v.

Works included represent a wide range of circumstances in which individuals experience prejudice in American, British and world literature. The discussion goes well beyond race, religion, and gender into ethnicity, social status, mental and physical health, and personal beliefs and behaviors.

Literary Themes for Students: The American Dream, ed. , v.
Literary Themes for Students: The American Dream, ed. , v.

Literary Themes for Students: The American Dream, ed. , v.

Provides readers with an overview of literary works that explore the theme of the American dream. Analyzes poetry, plays, short stories, novels, and works of nonfiction that address this theme in some capacity, and how that theme has been treated in literature at different times in history and across diverse cultures.

Literary Themes for Students: War and Peace, ed. , v.
Literary Themes for Students: War and Peace, ed. , v.

Literary Themes for Students: War and Peace, ed. , v.

Presents a myriad of viewpoints, so that modern readers can begin to grasp the complexities of war and its impact. Such stories give voice to the individuals who fight and are fought against, who are injured, who suffer on the battlefield and at home, and who, inevitably, can no longer speak for themselves. Examines dominant and recurring subthemes in the literature of war; including survival, terrorism, leadership, and genocide.

Literature and Its Times Supplement 1, ed. , v.
Literature and Its Times Supplement 1, ed. , v.

Literature and Its Times Supplement 1, ed. , v.

Provides in-depth commentary on characters, themes, and the historical and social context of 300 most-studied literary works, including novels, plays, poems, speeches, and short stories, both international and American.

Literature and Its Times, ed. , v.
Literature and Its Times, ed. , v.

Literature and Its Times, ed. , v.

Provides in-depth commentary on characters, themes, and the historical and social context of 300 most-studied literary works, including novels, plays, poems, speeches, and short stories, both international and American.

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

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

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

Managing Diverse Classrooms, ed. , v.
Managing Diverse Classrooms, ed. , v.

Managing Diverse Classrooms, ed. , v.

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

Managing Your Classroom With Heart, ed. , v.
Managing Your Classroom With Heart, ed. , v.

Managing Your Classroom With Heart, ed. , v.

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

Marine Biomes, ed. , v.
Marine Biomes, ed. , v.

Marine Biomes, ed. , v.

Covers the saltwater biomes that exist along coastlines, on the continental shelf, and the open sea, examining all aspects that define biomes.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Natural Gas and Hydrogen, ed. , v.
Natural Gas and Hydrogen, ed. , v.

Natural Gas and Hydrogen, ed. , v.

Describes the technology and scale of the infrastructure that has evolved to produce, transport, and consume natural gas. It emphasizes the business of natural gas production and the energy futures markets that have evolved as vehicles for both speculation and risk management.

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

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

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

Novels for Students, ed. , v. 17
Novels for Students, ed. , v. 17

Novels for Students, ed. , v. 17

Provides critical overviews of novels from various cultures and time periods. Includes discussions of plot, characters, themes and structure as well as the work's cultural and historical significance.

Nuclear Energy, ed. , v.
Nuclear Energy, ed. , v.

Nuclear Energy, ed. , v.

Discusses the physics and technology of energy production, reactor design, nuclear safety, the relationship between commercial nuclear power and nuclear proliferation, and attempts made by the United States to resolve the problem of nuclear waste disposal.

Personalizing the High School Experience for Each Student, ed. , v.
Personalizing the High School Experience for Each Student, ed. , v.

Personalizing the High School Experience for Each Student, ed. , v.

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

Poetry for Students, ed. , v. 18
Poetry for Students, ed. , v. 18

Poetry for Students, ed. , v. 18

Features discussion and analysis of poems of all time periods, nations, and cultures. Provides an overview of the poem and discussion of its principal themes, images, form and construction.

Principals Who Learn, ed. , v.
Principals Who Learn, ed. , v.

Principals Who Learn, ed. , v.

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

Productive Group Work, ed. , v.
Productive Group Work, ed. , v.

Productive Group Work, ed. , v.

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

Protocols for Professional Learning, ed. , v.
Protocols for Professional Learning, ed. , v.

Protocols for Professional Learning, ed. , v.

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

Psychologists and Their Theories for Students, ed. , v.
Psychologists and Their Theories for Students, ed. , v.

Psychologists and Their Theories for Students, ed. , v.

Perfect for research assignments in psychology, science and history, this one-stop source for in-depth coverage of major psychological theories and the people who developed them provides a unique approach to the study of psychological history as it pertains to analysis. 2 volumes.

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

Qualities of Effective Principals, ed. , v.

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

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

Qualities of Effective Teachers, ed. 2, v.

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

Reaching Out to Latino Families of English Language Learners, ed. , v.
Reaching Out to Latino Families of English Language Learners, ed. , v.

Reaching Out to Latino Families of English Language Learners, ed. , v.

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

Reframing Teacher Leadership to Improve Your School, ed. , v.
Reframing Teacher Leadership to Improve Your School, ed. , v.

Reframing Teacher Leadership to Improve Your School, ed. , v.

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

Religions of the World, ed. 2, v.
Religions of the World, ed. 2, v.

Religions of the World, ed. 2, v.

Provides comprehensive, global coverage of religion, emphasizing larger religious communities without neglecting the world's smaller religious outposts.

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

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

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

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

Results Now, ed. , v.

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

Rethinking Homework, ed. , v.
Rethinking Homework, ed. , v.

Rethinking Homework, ed. , v.

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

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

School Leadership that Works, ed. , v.

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

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

Schooling by Design, ed. , v.

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

Science and Its Times, ed. , v.
Science and Its Times, ed. , v.

Science and Its Times, ed. , v.

The histories of science, technology, and mathematics merge with the study of humanities and social science in this interdisciplinary reference work. Essays on people, theories, discoveries, and concepts are combined with overviews, bibliographies of primary documents, and chronological elements to offer students a fascinating way to understand the impact of science on the course of human history and how science affects everyday life. Approximately 2,000 entries.

Scribner Writers Online Series, ed. , v. 1
Scribner Writers Online Series, ed. , v. 1

Scribner Writers Online Series, ed. , v. 1

Bio-critical essays on the lives and works of more than 1,400 important authors from around the world. Entries include concise essays, citations, and biographical information that places the author's work in personal and historical context.

Shakespeare for Students, ed. 2, v.
Shakespeare for Students, ed. 2, v.

Shakespeare for Students, ed. 2, v.

Collection of essays by Shakespeare scholars that have been selected for students at the high school or undergraduate college level. Each entry includes an introduction; a plot synopsis; a character list; a discussion of the work's principal themes; information about the style and literary devices used; a conversation about the work's historical context; and a critical overview.

Short Stories for Students, ed. , v. 17
Short Stories for Students, ed. , v. 17

Short Stories for Students, ed. , v. 17

Provides critical overviews of short stories from all cultures and time periods. Includes discussions of plot, characters, themes and structure as well as the story's cultural and historical significance.

Simply Better, ed. , v.
Simply Better, ed. , v.

Simply Better, ed. , v.

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

Solar and Geothermal Energy, ed. , v.
Solar and Geothermal Energy, ed. , v.

Solar and Geothermal Energy, ed. , v.

Describes two of the least environmentally disruptive sources of power by which electricity is generated today and details how they are used in practice to supply electricity to the power markets.

Space Stations, ed. , v.
Space Stations, ed. , v.

Space Stations, ed. , v.

A factbook on space stations, written for young adults. Describes their value as laboratories for studying effects on humans, as platforms for studying astronomy, and as observatories for viewing the Earth.

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

Summarization in Any Subject, ed. , v.

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

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

Supervision for Learning, ed. , v.

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

Supporting the Whole Child, ed. , v.
Supporting the Whole Child, ed. , v.

Supporting the Whole Child, ed. , v.

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

Supreme Court Drama, ed. 2, v.
Supreme Court Drama, ed. 2, v.

Supreme Court Drama, ed. 2, v.

Profiles major U.S. Supreme Court decisions that have made a significant impact on American society. Each volume is organized by broad legal principles such as individual liberties, criminal justice and family law, equal protection and civil rights, and business and government law. Within this framework, case entries are arranged under the more specific legal issue to which they relate, such as affirmative action, capital punishment, freedom of speech, and monopolies.

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

Taking Action on Adolescent Literacy, ed. , v.

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

Taking Charge of Professional Development, ed. , v.
Taking Charge of Professional Development, ed. , v.

Taking Charge of Professional Development, ed. , v.

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

Teacher Leadership That Strengthens Professional Practice, ed. , v.
Teacher Leadership That Strengthens Professional Practice, ed. , v.

Teacher Leadership That Strengthens Professional Practice, ed. , v.

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

Teachers as Classroom Coaches, ed. , v.
Teachers as Classroom Coaches, ed. , v.

Teachers as Classroom Coaches, ed. , v.

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

Teaching Boys Who Struggle in School, ed. , v.
Teaching Boys Who Struggle in School, ed. , v.

Teaching Boys Who Struggle in School, ed. , v.

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

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

Teaching in Tandem, ed. , v.

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

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

Teaching the Brain to Read, ed. , v.

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

Teaching with Poverty in Mind, ed. , v.
Teaching with Poverty in Mind, ed. , v.

Teaching with Poverty in Mind, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

Telescopes, ed. , v.
Telescopes, ed. , v.

Telescopes, ed. , v.

A factbook on telescopes, written for young adults. Describes the history of telescopes and how our knowledge of the universe has expanded as telescope technology has advanced.

Temperate Forest Biomes, ed. , v.
Temperate Forest Biomes, ed. , v.

Temperate Forest Biomes, ed. , v.

Covers the three major types of temperate forest biomes: Boreal forests (evergreen forests of the Pacific Northwest), Temperate Broadleaf Deciduous forests, and Mediterranean Woodland and Scrub forests.

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

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

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

The Best Schools, ed. , v.
The Best Schools, ed. , v.

The Best Schools, ed. , v.

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

The College Blue Book, ed. 39, v.
The College Blue Book, ed. 39, v.

The College Blue Book, ed. 39, v.

Guide to thousands of 2- and 4-year schools in the U.S. and Canada. Covers the expected listings and detailed descriptions, degree programs offered, scholarships, and occupational education programs.

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

The Differentiated Classroom, ed. , v.

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

The Differentiated School, ed. , v.
The Differentiated School, ed. , v.

The Differentiated School, ed. , v.

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

The Essentials of Mathematics K-6, ed. , v.
The Essentials of Mathematics K-6, ed. , v.

The Essentials of Mathematics K-6, ed. , v.

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

The Essentials of Science, Grades K-6, ed. , v.
The Essentials of Science, Grades K-6, ed. , v.

The Essentials of Science, Grades K-6, ed. , v.

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

The Formative Assessment Action Plan, ed. , v.
The Formative Assessment Action Plan, ed. , v.

The Formative Assessment Action Plan, ed. , v.

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

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

The Fundamentals of Literacy Coaching, ed. , v.

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

The Gale Encyclopedia of Children's Health, ed. 2, v.
The Gale Encyclopedia of Children's Health, ed. 2, v.

The Gale Encyclopedia of Children's Health, ed. 2, v.

Provides in-depth coverage of pediatric diseases and disorders, with issues related to physical and cognitive and behavioral development. Covers every major body system. There is a distinct emphasis on health issues affecting children under the age of four.

The Handbook for Enhancing Professional Practice, ed. , v.
The Handbook for Enhancing Professional Practice, ed. , v.

The Handbook for Enhancing Professional Practice, ed. , v.

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

The Inspired Teacher, ed. , v.
The Inspired Teacher, ed. , v.

The Inspired Teacher, ed. , v.

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

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

The Language-Rich Classroom, ed. , v.

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

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

The Learning Leader, ed. , v.

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

The Motivated Student, ed. , v.
The Motivated Student, ed. , v.

The Motivated Student, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

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

The Purposeful Classroom, ed. , v.

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

The Strategic Teacher, ed. , v.
The Strategic Teacher, ed. , v.

The Strategic Teacher, ed. , v.

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

The Teacher Quality Index, ed. , v.
The Teacher Quality Index, ed. , v.

The Teacher Quality Index, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

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

Total Participation Techniques, ed. , v.

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

Transformational Teaching in the Information Age, ed. , v.
Transformational Teaching in the Information Age, ed. , v.

Transformational Teaching in the Information Age, ed. , v.

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

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

Transformative Assessment in Action, ed. , v.

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

Transformative Assessment, ed. , v.
Transformative Assessment, ed. , v.

Transformative Assessment, ed. , v.

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

Tropical Forest Biomes, ed. , v.
Tropical Forest Biomes, ed. , v.

Tropical Forest Biomes, ed. , v.

Covers the two major tropic forest biomes, tropical rainforests and tropical seasonal forests.

Twayne's Authors Series, ed. , v.
Twayne's Authors Series, ed. , v.

Twayne's Authors Series, ed. , v.

Twayne's is devoted to literary critical interpretation and discussion. It offers in-depth critical introductions to the lives and works of major writers of the world, including close analysis of key works. It provides insightful and original commentary on the history and influence of literary movements.

UXL Encyclopedia of Biomes, ed. 2, v.
UXL Encyclopedia of Biomes, ed. 2, v.

UXL Encyclopedia of Biomes, ed. 2, v.

Offers detailed comparative essays on major biomes and their component ecosystems. Includes entries on land biomes and water biomes and covers climate, elevation, soil, water bodies, vegetation, animal life, food web, plant and animal adaptations, endangered species, human effects on the biome and the effects of the environment on humans' culture and economy.

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

Understanding Common Core State Standards, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Virtual Reality, ed. , v.
Virtual Reality, ed. , v.

Virtual Reality, ed. , v.

A factbook on the technology and uses of virtual reality, written for young adults. Explores how computer graphics, sound, and touch are used to simulate reality. Describes the uses of this technology beyond entertainment, such as in engineering, training and business applications.

Wasting Minds, ed. , v.
Wasting Minds, ed. , v.

Wasting Minds, ed. , v.

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

What Happened? An Encyclopedia of Events That Changed America Forever, ed. , v.
What Happened? An Encyclopedia of Events That Changed America Forever, ed. , v.

What Happened? An Encyclopedia of Events That Changed America Forever, ed. , v.

Covers critically important events in American history from the 17th century to the present.

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

What Works in Schools, ed. , v.

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

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

Where Great Teaching Begins, ed. , v.

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

Wind and Water, ed. , v.
Wind and Water, ed. , v.

Wind and Water, ed. , v.

Describes conventional hydropower, or wind power, and some of the newer technologies being introduced to harness the power of ocean currents, ocean waves, and the temperature difference between the upper and lower layers of the ocean.

World Eras, ed. , v. 1
World Eras, ed. , v. 1

World Eras, ed. , v. 1

Examines major civilizations that have flourished from antiquity to modern times, with a global perspective and a strong emphasis on daily life and social history. This volume provides in-depth coverage of the European Renaissance and Reformation, 1350-1600.

World Eras, ed. , v. 10
World Eras, ed. , v. 10

World Eras, ed. , v. 10

Examines major civilizations that have flourished from antiquity to modern times, with a global perspective and a strong emphasis on daily life and social history. This volume provides in-depth coverage of West African kingdoms, 500-1590.

World Eras, ed. , v. 2
World Eras, ed. , v. 2

World Eras, ed. , v. 2

Examines major civilizations that have flourished from antiquity to modern times, with a global perspective and a strong emphasis on daily life and social history. This volume provides in-depth coverage of the rise and spread of Islam, 622-1500.

World Eras, ed. , v. 3
World Eras, ed. , v. 3

World Eras, ed. , v. 3

Examines major civilizations that have flourished from antiquity to modern times, with a global perspective and a strong emphasis on daily life and social history. This volume provides in-depth coverage of the Roman Republic and Empire, 264 B.C.E.-476 C.E.

World Eras, ed. , v. 4
World Eras, ed. , v. 4

World Eras, ed. , v. 4

Examines major civilizations that have flourished from antiquity to modern times, with a global perspective and a strong emphasis on daily life and social history. This volume provides in-depth coverage of medieval Europe, 814-1350.

World Eras, ed. , v. 5
World Eras, ed. , v. 5

World Eras, ed. , v. 5

Examines major civilizations that have flourished from antiquity to modern times, with a global perspective and a strong emphasis on daily life and social history. This volume provides in-depth coverage of ancient Egypt, 2615-332 B.C.E.

World Eras, ed. , v. 6
World Eras, ed. , v. 6

World Eras, ed. , v. 6

Examines major civilizations that have flourished from antiquity to modern times, with a global perspective and a strong emphasis on daily life and social history. This volume provides in-depth coverage of classical Greek civilization, 800-323 B.C.E.

World Eras, ed. , v. 7
World Eras, ed. , v. 7

World Eras, ed. , v. 7

Examines major civilizations that have flourished from antiquity to modern times, with a global perspective and a strong emphasis on daily life and social history. This volume provides in-depth coverage of imperial China, 617-1644.

World Eras, ed. , v. 8
World Eras, ed. , v. 8

World Eras, ed. , v. 8

Examines major civilizations that have flourished from antiquity to modern times, with a global perspective and a strong emphasis on daily life and social history. This volume provides in-depth coverage of ancient Mesopotamia, 3300-331 B.C.E.

World Eras, ed. , v. 9
World Eras, ed. , v. 9

World Eras, ed. , v. 9

Examines major civilizations that have flourished from antiquity to modern times, with a global perspective and a strong emphasis on daily life and social history. This volume provides in-depth coverage of the Industrial Revolution in Europe, 1750-1914.

World Literature and Its Times, ed. , v. 1
World Literature and Its Times, ed. , v. 1

World Literature and Its Times, ed. , v. 1

Examines the relationship between the political/social climate during which books were written and the works themselves. This volume focuses on major fiction, poetry and nonfiction from Latin America.

World Literature and Its Times, ed. , v. 2
World Literature and Its Times, ed. , v. 2

World Literature and Its Times, ed. , v. 2

Examines the relationship between the political/social climate during which books were written and the works themselves. This volume focuses on major fiction, poetry and nonfiction from Africa.

World Literature and Its Times, ed. , v. 3
World Literature and Its Times, ed. , v. 3

World Literature and Its Times, ed. , v. 3

Examines the relationship between the political/social climate during which books were written and the works themselves. This volume focuses on major fiction, poetry and nonfiction from Great Britain and Ireland, from the Celtic migrations to the Reform Bill.

World Literature and Its Times, ed. , v. 4
World Literature and Its Times, ed. , v. 4

World Literature and Its Times, ed. , v. 4

Examines the relationship between the political/social climate during which books were written and the works themselves. This volume focuses on major fiction, poetry and nonfiction from Great Britain and Ireland, from the Victorian Era to the present.

World Literature and Its Times, ed. , v. 5
World Literature and Its Times, ed. , v. 5

World Literature and Its Times, ed. , v. 5

Examines the relationship between the political/social climate during which books were written and the works themselves. This volume focuses on major fiction, poetry and nonfiction from Spain and Portugal.

World Literature and Its Times, ed. , v. 6
World Literature and Its Times, ed. , v. 6

World Literature and Its Times, ed. , v. 6

Examines the relationship between the political/social climate during which books were written and the works themselves. This volume focuses on major fiction, poetry and nonfiction from the Middle East.

World Literature and Its Times, ed. , v. 7
World Literature and Its Times, ed. , v. 7

World Literature and Its Times, ed. , v. 7

Examines the relationship between the political/social climate during which books were written and the works themselves. This volume focuses on major fiction, poetry and nonfiction from Italy.

World Literature and Its Times, ed. , v. 8
World Literature and Its Times, ed. , v. 8

World Literature and Its Times, ed. , v. 8

Examines the relationship between the political/social climate during which books were written and the works themselves. This volume focuses on classical literature.

Education

A Handbook for the Art and Science of Teaching, ed. , v.
A Handbook for the Art and Science of Teaching, ed. , v.

A Handbook for the Art and Science of Teaching, ed. , v.

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

A Teacher's Guide to Multisensory Learning, ed. , v.
A Teacher's Guide to Multisensory Learning, ed. , v.

A Teacher's Guide to Multisensory Learning, ed. , v.

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.

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

Activating the Desire to Learn, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

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

Align the Design, ed. , v.

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

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

Becoming a Great High School, ed. , v.

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

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

Better Learning Through Structured Teaching, ed. , v.

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.

Beyond Discipline, ed. , v.
Beyond Discipline, ed. , v.

Beyond Discipline, ed. , v.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Building Literacy in Social Studies, ed. , v.

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

Building Teachers' Capacity for Success, ed. , v.
Building Teachers' Capacity for Success, ed. , v.

Building Teachers' Capacity for Success, ed. , v.

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.

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

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

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

Challenging the Whole Child, ed. , v.
Challenging the Whole Child, ed. , v.

Challenging the Whole Child, ed. , v.

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

Changing the Way You Teach, Improving the Way Students Learn, ed. , v.
Changing the Way You Teach, Improving the Way Students Learn, ed. , v.

Changing the Way You Teach, Improving the Way Students Learn, ed. , v.

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.

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

Checking for Understanding, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Classroom Instruction That Works, ed. , v.

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

Concept-Rich Mathematics Instruction, ed. , v.
Concept-Rich Mathematics Instruction, ed. , v.

Concept-Rich Mathematics Instruction, ed. , v.

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.

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

Content-Area Conversations, ed. , v.

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

Create Success! Unlocking the Potential of Urban Students, ed. , v.
Create Success! Unlocking the Potential of Urban Students, ed. , v.

Create Success! Unlocking the Potential of Urban Students, ed. , v.

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

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

Creating the Opportunity to Learn, ed. , v.

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

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

Detracking for Excellence and Equity, ed. , v.

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

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

Discipline with Dignity, ed. 3, v.

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.

EdSpeak, ed. , v.
EdSpeak, ed. , v.

EdSpeak, ed. , v.

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

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

Educating Everybody's Children, ed. , v.

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

Effective Supervision, ed. , v.
Effective Supervision, ed. , v.

Effective Supervision, ed. , v.

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

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

Engaging the Whole Child, ed. , v.

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

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

Enhancing Professional Practice, ed. 2, v.

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

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

Everyday Engagement, ed. , v.

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

Exemplary Practices for Secondary Math Teachers, ed. , v.
Exemplary Practices for Secondary Math Teachers, ed. , v.

Exemplary Practices for Secondary Math Teachers, ed. , v.

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.

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

Focus, ed. , v.

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

Future-Focused Leadership, ed. , v.
Future-Focused Leadership, ed. , v.

Future-Focused Leadership, ed. , v.

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

Getting to
Getting to

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

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

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

Great Performances, ed. 2, v.

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

Habits of Mind Across the Curriculum, ed. , v.
Habits of Mind Across the Curriculum, ed. , v.

Habits of Mind Across the Curriculum, ed. , v.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

How to Help Your School Thrive Without Breaking the Bank, ed. , v.
How to Help Your School Thrive Without Breaking the Bank, ed. , v.

How to Help Your School Thrive Without Breaking the Bank, ed. , v.

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

How to Motivate Reluctant Learners, ed. , v.
How to Motivate Reluctant Learners, ed. , v.

How to Motivate Reluctant Learners, ed. , v.

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

How to Plan Rigorous Instruction, ed. , v.
How to Plan Rigorous Instruction, ed. , v.

How to Plan Rigorous Instruction, ed. , v.

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

How to Teach Now, ed. , v.
How to Teach Now, ed. , v.

How to Teach Now, ed. , v.

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Insights into Action, ed. , v.
Insights into Action, ed. , v.

Insights into Action, ed. , v.

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

Inspiring Active Learning, ed. , v.
Inspiring Active Learning, ed. , v.

Inspiring Active Learning, ed. , v.

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

Instruction That Measures Up, ed. , v.
Instruction That Measures Up, ed. , v.

Instruction That Measures Up, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

Leading Change in Your School, ed. , v.
Leading Change in Your School, ed. , v.

Leading Change in Your School, ed. , v.

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

Learning and Leading with Habits of Mind, ed. , v.
Learning and Leading with Habits of Mind, ed. , v.

Learning and Leading with Habits of Mind, ed. , v.

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

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

Learning on Display, ed. , v.

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

Learning-Driven Schools, ed. , v.
Learning-Driven Schools, ed. , v.

Learning-Driven Schools, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

Managing Diverse Classrooms, ed. , v.
Managing Diverse Classrooms, ed. , v.

Managing Diverse Classrooms, ed. , v.

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

Managing Your Classroom With Heart, ed. , v.
Managing Your Classroom With Heart, ed. , v.

Managing Your Classroom With Heart, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Personalizing the High School Experience for Each Student, ed. , v.
Personalizing the High School Experience for Each Student, ed. , v.

Personalizing the High School Experience for Each Student, ed. , v.

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

Principals Who Learn, ed. , v.
Principals Who Learn, ed. , v.

Principals Who Learn, ed. , v.

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

Productive Group Work, ed. , v.
Productive Group Work, ed. , v.

Productive Group Work, ed. , v.

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

Protocols for Professional Learning, ed. , v.
Protocols for Professional Learning, ed. , v.

Protocols for Professional Learning, ed. , v.

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

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

Qualities of Effective Principals, ed. , v.

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

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

Qualities of Effective Teachers, ed. 2, v.

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

Reaching Out to Latino Families of English Language Learners, ed. , v.
Reaching Out to Latino Families of English Language Learners, ed. , v.

Reaching Out to Latino Families of English Language Learners, ed. , v.

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

Reframing Teacher Leadership to Improve Your School, ed. , v.
Reframing Teacher Leadership to Improve Your School, ed. , v.

Reframing Teacher Leadership to Improve Your School, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

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

Results Now, ed. , v.

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

Rethinking Homework, ed. , v.
Rethinking Homework, ed. , v.

Rethinking Homework, ed. , v.

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

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

School Leadership that Works, ed. , v.

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

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

Schooling by Design, ed. , v.

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

Simply Better, ed. , v.
Simply Better, ed. , v.

Simply Better, ed. , v.

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

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

Summarization in Any Subject, ed. , v.

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

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

Supervision for Learning, ed. , v.

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

Supporting the Whole Child, ed. , v.
Supporting the Whole Child, ed. , v.

Supporting the Whole Child, ed. , v.

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

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

Taking Action on Adolescent Literacy, ed. , v.

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

Taking Charge of Professional Development, ed. , v.
Taking Charge of Professional Development, ed. , v.

Taking Charge of Professional Development, ed. , v.

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

Teacher Leadership That Strengthens Professional Practice, ed. , v.
Teacher Leadership That Strengthens Professional Practice, ed. , v.

Teacher Leadership That Strengthens Professional Practice, ed. , v.

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

Teachers as Classroom Coaches, ed. , v.
Teachers as Classroom Coaches, ed. , v.

Teachers as Classroom Coaches, ed. , v.

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

Teaching Boys Who Struggle in School, ed. , v.
Teaching Boys Who Struggle in School, ed. , v.

Teaching Boys Who Struggle in School, ed. , v.

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

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

Teaching in Tandem, ed. , v.

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

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

Teaching the Brain to Read, ed. , v.

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

Teaching with Poverty in Mind, ed. , v.
Teaching with Poverty in Mind, ed. , v.

Teaching with Poverty in Mind, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Best Schools, ed. , v.
The Best Schools, ed. , v.

The Best Schools, ed. , v.

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

The College Blue Book, ed. 39, v.
The College Blue Book, ed. 39, v.

The College Blue Book, ed. 39, v.

Guide to thousands of 2- and 4-year schools in the U.S. and Canada. Covers the expected listings and detailed descriptions, degree programs offered, scholarships, and occupational education programs.

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

The Differentiated Classroom, ed. , v.

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

The Differentiated School, ed. , v.
The Differentiated School, ed. , v.

The Differentiated School, ed. , v.

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

The Essentials of Mathematics K-6, ed. , v.
The Essentials of Mathematics K-6, ed. , v.

The Essentials of Mathematics K-6, ed. , v.

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

The Essentials of Science, Grades K-6, ed. , v.
The Essentials of Science, Grades K-6, ed. , v.

The Essentials of Science, Grades K-6, ed. , v.

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

The Formative Assessment Action Plan, ed. , v.
The Formative Assessment Action Plan, ed. , v.

The Formative Assessment Action Plan, ed. , v.

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

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

The Fundamentals of Literacy Coaching, ed. , v.

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

The Handbook for Enhancing Professional Practice, ed. , v.
The Handbook for Enhancing Professional Practice, ed. , v.

The Handbook for Enhancing Professional Practice, ed. , v.

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

The Inspired Teacher, ed. , v.
The Inspired Teacher, ed. , v.

The Inspired Teacher, ed. , v.

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

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

The Language-Rich Classroom, ed. , v.

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

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

The Learning Leader, ed. , v.

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

The Motivated Student, ed. , v.
The Motivated Student, ed. , v.

The Motivated Student, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

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

The Purposeful Classroom, ed. , v.

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

The Strategic Teacher, ed. , v.
The Strategic Teacher, ed. , v.

The Strategic Teacher, ed. , v.

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

The Teacher Quality Index, ed. , v.
The Teacher Quality Index, ed. , v.

The Teacher Quality Index, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

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

Total Participation Techniques, ed. , v.

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

Transformational Teaching in the Information Age, ed. , v.
Transformational Teaching in the Information Age, ed. , v.

Transformational Teaching in the Information Age, ed. , v.

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

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

Transformative Assessment in Action, ed. , v.

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

Transformative Assessment, ed. , v.
Transformative Assessment, ed. , v.

Transformative Assessment, ed. , v.

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

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

Understanding Common Core State Standards, ed. , v.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wasting Minds, ed. , v.
Wasting Minds, ed. , v.

Wasting Minds, ed. , v.

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

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

What Works in Schools, ed. , v.

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

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

Where Great Teaching Begins, ed. , v.

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

History

American Decades Primary Sources, ed. , v.
American Decades Primary Sources, ed. , v.

American Decades Primary Sources, ed. , v.

Cross-disciplinary source spanning the 20th century. Each volume in the set includes full or excerpted primary sources representing the seminal issues, themes, movements and events from a decade. Includes oral histories, songs, speeches, advertisements, TV, play and movie scripts, letters, laws, legal decisions, newspaper articles, cartoons, recipes, and more.

American Decades, ed. , v.
American Decades, ed. , v.

American Decades, ed. , v.

Cross-disciplinary source for junior and high school students and teachers, public librarians and general researchers who need to document and analyze periods of contemporary American social history (1900-1999).

American Decades, ed. , v.
American Decades, ed. , v.

American Decades, ed. , v.

Covers everything from monumental events and groundbreaking individuals to the fascinating details of Americans' daily lives. Supports historical research in disciplines from the arts and business to law, medicine, technology and social trends.

American Eras, ed. , v.
American Eras, ed. , v.

American Eras, ed. , v.

Includes essays on events, publications, lifestyles and individuals important to particular eras in U.S. history.

Castle and Knight, ed. , v.
Castle and Knight, ed. , v.

Castle and Knight, ed. , v.

Explores the world of knights and castles.

Castle, ed. , v.
Castle, ed. , v.

Castle, ed. , v.

Explores how castles were built to house hundreds of people and animals, the important rooms, the people who lived in them, and what castle life was like.

Dictionary of American History, ed. 3, v.
Dictionary of American History, ed. 3, v.

Dictionary of American History, ed. 3, v.

The first comprehensive revision of this classic reference source, originally published in 1940, features updated and revised entries from previous editions, as well as more than 800 new entries covering recent events and topics not covered previously. This authoritative work serves students, scholars, and general readers interested in a wide range of topics in American history, from the well studied and familiar to the obscure.

Encyclopedia of African American History, ed. , v.
Encyclopedia of African American History, ed. , v.

Encyclopedia of African American History, ed. , v.

Documents African American culture and political activism from the slavery era through the 20th century.

Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History, ed. 2, v.
Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History, ed. 2, v.

Encyclopedia of African-American Culture and History, ed. 2, v.

A five-volume set and supplement covering all aspects of the African-American experience from 1619 to the present day. Using biographies, historical essays, and thematic pieces, many written by foremost scholars, it addresses a wide array of subjects in over 2,300 articles to define in one source the cultural roots, participation in American life, and current condition of the African-American community.

Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History, ed. , v. 1
Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History, ed. , v. 1

Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History, ed. , v. 1

Explores the events, policies, activities, institutions, groups, people, and movements that have created and shaped political life in the United States. This volume discusses the diversity of the colonial political experience as well as the long-term conflicts, policies, and events that led to revolution, and the ideas underlying independence.

Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History, ed. , v. 2
Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History, ed. , v. 2

Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History, ed. , v. 2

Explores the events, policies, activities, institutions, groups, people, and movements that have created and shaped political life in the United States. This volume discusses the era of Confederation, the shaping of the U.S. Constitution, and the development of the party system.

Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History, ed. , v. 3
Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History, ed. , v. 3

Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History, ed. , v. 3

Explores the events, policies, activities, institutions, groups, people, and movements that have created and shaped political life in the United States. This volume examines three decades in the middle of the nineteenth century; the emergence of the debate over slavery in the territories, which eventually led to the Civil War; the military conflict itself from 1861 until 1865; and the process of Reconstruction.

Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History, ed. , v. 4
Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History, ed. , v. 4

Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History, ed. , v. 4

Explores the events, policies, activities, institutions, groups, people, and movements that have created and shaped political life in the United States. This volume focuses on race and politics; economics, labor, and capitalism; agrarian politics and populism; national politics; progressivism; foreign affairs; World War I; and the end of the progressive era.

Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History, ed. , v. 5
Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History, ed. , v. 5

Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History, ed. , v. 5

Explores the events, policies, activities, institutions, groups, people, and movements that have created and shaped political life in the United States. The main topics covered in this volume are declining party identification, congressional inertia in the 1920s, the New Deal, Congress during World War II, and more.

Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History, ed. , v. 6
Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History, ed. , v. 6

Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History, ed. , v. 6

Explores the events, policies, activities, institutions, groups, people, and movements that have created and shaped political life in the United States. This volume examines the postwar era with the consolidation of the New Deal, the onset of the Cold War, and the Korean War.

Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History, ed. , v. 7
Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History, ed. , v. 7

Encyclopedia of U.S. Political History, ed. , v. 7

Explores the events, policies, activities, institutions, groups, people, and movements that have created and shaped political life in the United States. This volume covers politics and national institutions in a polarized era of nationally competitive party politics and programmatic debates about taxes, social policy, and the size of national government.

Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. History, ed. , v.
Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. History, ed. , v.

Gale Encyclopedia of U.S. History, ed. , v.

Provides a concise history of the U.S. government and political scene throughout American history, with a particular emphasis on how government and politics effects, and is affected by, social change.

Harlem Renaissance, ed. , v.
Harlem Renaissance, ed. , v.

Harlem Renaissance, ed. , v.

This authoritative resource presents the people, places and times that defined an era and documents the launch of cultural development among African Americans in 1920s Harlem. This single volume contains almanac and biographies sections with primary source documents in sidebars throughout.

History in Dispute, ed. , v. 1
History in Dispute, ed. , v. 1

History in Dispute, ed. , v. 1

This series addresses heavily debated questions by offering different critical perspectives on major historical events, drawn from all time periods and from all parts of the globe. Each volume in this series has a thematic, era or subject-specific focus that coincides with the way history is studied at the academic level. Entries are selected by an advisory board of historians and academics.

History of World War I, ed. , v.
History of World War I, ed. , v.

History of World War I, ed. , v.

Provides a chronological account and regional overview of World War I, beginning with events leading up to the war and incorporating analysis of the war's aftermath. Topics include the historical and political background of the period, the grim realities of war, military strategy, the search for peace, the changing role of women, and wartime arts.

History of World War II, ed. , v.
History of World War II, ed. , v.

History of World War II, ed. , v.

Covers the key political and military events of World War II as well as the causes and aftermath of the war. Examines many aspects of the war; from the historical and political backdrop of the period to military tactics and strategies to new technologies.

Supreme Court Drama, ed. 2, v.
Supreme Court Drama, ed. 2, v.

Supreme Court Drama, ed. 2, v.

Profiles major U.S. Supreme Court decisions that have made a significant impact on American society. Each volume is organized by broad legal principles such as individual liberties, criminal justice and family law, equal protection and civil rights, and business and government law. Within this framework, case entries are arranged under the more specific legal issue to which they relate, such as affirmative action, capital punishment, freedom of speech, and monopolies.

What Happened? An Encyclopedia of Events That Changed America Forever, ed. , v.
What Happened? An Encyclopedia of Events That Changed America Forever, ed. , v.

What Happened? An Encyclopedia of Events That Changed America Forever, ed. , v.

Covers critically important events in American history from the 17th century to the present.

World Eras, ed. , v. 1
World Eras, ed. , v. 1

World Eras, ed. , v. 1

Examines major civilizations that have flourished from antiquity to modern times, with a global perspective and a strong emphasis on daily life and social history. This volume provides in-depth coverage of the European Renaissance and Reformation, 1350-1600.

World Eras, ed. , v. 10
World Eras, ed. , v. 10

World Eras, ed. , v. 10

Examines major civilizations that have flourished from antiquity to modern times, with a global perspective and a strong emphasis on daily life and social history. This volume provides in-depth coverage of West African kingdoms, 500-1590.

World Eras, ed. , v. 2
World Eras, ed. , v. 2

World Eras, ed. , v. 2

Examines major civilizations that have flourished from antiquity to modern times, with a global perspective and a strong emphasis on daily life and social history. This volume provides in-depth coverage of the rise and spread of Islam, 622-1500.

World Eras, ed. , v. 3
World Eras, ed. , v. 3

World Eras, ed. , v. 3

Examines major civilizations that have flourished from antiquity to modern times, with a global perspective and a strong emphasis on daily life and social history. This volume provides in-depth coverage of the Roman Republic and Empire, 264 B.C.E.-476 C.E.

World Eras, ed. , v. 4
World Eras, ed. , v. 4

World Eras, ed. , v. 4

Examines major civilizations that have flourished from antiquity to modern times, with a global perspective and a strong emphasis on daily life and social history. This volume provides in-depth coverage of medieval Europe, 814-1350.

World Eras, ed. , v. 5
World Eras, ed. , v. 5

World Eras, ed. , v. 5

Examines major civilizations that have flourished from antiquity to modern times, with a global perspective and a strong emphasis on daily life and social history. This volume provides in-depth coverage of ancient Egypt, 2615-332 B.C.E.

World Eras, ed. , v. 6
World Eras, ed. , v. 6

World Eras, ed. , v. 6

Examines major civilizations that have flourished from antiquity to modern times, with a global perspective and a strong emphasis on daily life and social history. This volume provides in-depth coverage of classical Greek civilization, 800-323 B.C.E.

World Eras, ed. , v. 7
World Eras, ed. , v. 7

World Eras, ed. , v. 7

Examines major civilizations that have flourished from antiquity to modern times, with a global perspective and a strong emphasis on daily life and social history. This volume provides in-depth coverage of imperial China, 617-1644.

World Eras, ed. , v. 8
World Eras, ed. , v. 8

World Eras, ed. , v. 8

Examines major civilizations that have flourished from antiquity to modern times, with a global perspective and a strong emphasis on daily life and social history. This volume provides in-depth coverage of ancient Mesopotamia, 3300-331 B.C.E.

World Eras, ed. , v. 9
World Eras, ed. , v. 9

World Eras, ed. , v. 9

Examines major civilizations that have flourished from antiquity to modern times, with a global perspective and a strong emphasis on daily life and social history. This volume provides in-depth coverage of the Industrial Revolution in Europe, 1750-1914.

Science

Arctic and Alpine Biomes, ed. , v.
Arctic and Alpine Biomes, ed. , v.

Arctic and Alpine Biomes, ed. , v.

Covers the biomes at high altitudes and near the poles, including the arctic tundra biomes, the Mid-Latitude Alpine Tundra Biome (found in the mountain ranges of North America, Asia, and South America), and the tropical alpine tundra biome (for example, Hawaii).

Artificial Intelligence, ed. , v.
Artificial Intelligence, ed. , v.

Artificial Intelligence, ed. , v.

A factbook on the development and uses of intelligent robots that utilize artificial intelligence. An overview of how researchers simulate brain processes in these machines, and the variety of uses the machines/robots have. Written for young adults.

Bacteria and Viruses, ed. , v.
Bacteria and Viruses, ed. , v.

Bacteria and Viruses, ed. , v.

A factbook on bacteria and viruses, written for young adults. Provides information about researchers in the field, the developments in fighting harmful microbes, as well in using beneficial ones for medicines.

Biofuels, ed. , v.
Biofuels, ed. , v.

Biofuels, ed. , v.

Describes the most common types of biofuels and biofuel technologies and seeks to identify both the advantages and disadvantages associated with their use.

Biotechnology: Changing Life Through Science, ed. , v.
Biotechnology: Changing Life Through Science, ed. , v.

Biotechnology: Changing Life Through Science, ed. , v.

Covers biotechnological applications ranging across medicine, agriculture, and industry. Devoted to helping younger students and general readers understand the fast-developing science and issues related to: advances in biotechnology, the science of molecular biology and genetics.

Black Holes, ed. , v.
Black Holes, ed. , v.

Black Holes, ed. , v.

A factbook on black holes, written for young adults. Presents evidence and theories for these objects, discusses how they were first predicted, how they form, their physical properties, and how scientists detect them.

Chemical Elements, ed. 2, v.
Chemical Elements, ed. 2, v.

Chemical Elements, ed. 2, v.

Provides in-depth information on 112 known chemical elements, plus coverage of recently discovered elements 113 through 116 and 118.

Comets and Asteroids, ed. , v.
Comets and Asteroids, ed. , v.

Comets and Asteroids, ed. , v.

A factbook on comets and asteroids, written for young adults. Outlines evidence and theories about black holes and what constitutes them, discusses how they are detected, how scientists believe they form.

Desert Biomes, ed. , v.
Desert Biomes, ed. , v.

Desert Biomes, ed. , v.

Examines three different types of biomes: warm/hot deserts (such as the Mojave and Sahara deserts), cold deserts (such as Patagonia in South America), and the West Coast Fog Desert biomes, which occur on certain regions of the western edge of major continents.

Energy Alternatives, ed. , v.
Energy Alternatives, ed. , v.