Category Archives: Books

The Power of the Adolescent Brain: Strategies for Teaching Middle and High School Students

Moody. Reckless. Impractical. Insecure. Distracted. These are all words commonly used to describe adolescents. But what if we recast these traits in a positive light? Teens possess insight, passion, idealism, sensitivity, and creativity in abundance—all qualities that can make a significant positive contribution to society. In this thought-provoking book, Thomas Armstrong looks at the power […]

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Praxis PLT 7-12 Study Guide 2018-2019: Praxis II Principles of Learning and Teaching 7-12 Exam Prep and Practice Test Questions

Praxis PLT 7-12 Study Guide 2018-2019: Praxis II Principles of Learning and Teaching 7-12 Exam Prep and Practice Test Questions will provide you with a detailed overview of the Praxis 5624, so you know exactly what to expect on test day. We’ll take you through all the concepts covered on the test and give you […]

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The Formative Assessment Action Plan: Practical Steps to More Successful Teaching and Learning (Professional Development)

Winner of a 2012 Distinguished Achievement Award from the Association of Educational Publishers! Join Nancy Frey and Douglas Fisher as they outline a clear-cut, realistic, and rewarding approach to formative assessment. They explain how four discrete steps work in tandem to create a seamless, comprehensive formative assessment system one that has no beginning and no […]

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Teach Like Finland: 33 Simple Strategies for Joyful Classrooms

Easy-to-implement classroom lessons from the world’s premier educational system. Finland shocked the world when its fifteen-year-olds scored highest on the first Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA), a set of tests touted for evaluating critical-thinking skills in math, science, and reading. That was in 2001; but even today, this tiny Nordic nation continues to amaze. […]

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Beyond Actions: Psychology of Action Research for Mindful Educational Improvement (Educational Psychology: Critical Pedagogical Perspectives)

Beyond Actions is a new breed of book on action research, going beyond procedural descriptions of action research and discusses psychological processes and epistemological challenges involved in planning and conducting action research. The book discusses in depth key concepts of action research and the ways in which these concepts actually contribute to the improvement of […]

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Craft Moves: Lesson Sets for Teaching Writing with Mentor Texts

Foreword by Lester Laminack How do you choose mentor texts for your students? How do you mine them for the craft lessons you want your students to learn? In Craft Moves, Stacey Shubitz, cofounder of the Two Writing Teachers website, does the heavy lifting for you: using twenty recently published picture books, she creates more […]

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Supervision That Improves Teaching and Learning: Strategies and Techniques (Volume 4)

Secrets to supervising for instructional improvement! More than ever, effective supervision is vital to instructional improvement and this new edition of a bestseller pinpoints the process and techniques that matter most. Featuring 42 qualitative and quantitative observation tools, this new edition includes: New observation tools centered on diversity New case studies on alternative approaches to […]

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Data Wise, Revised and Expanded Edition: A Step-by-Step Guide to Using Assessment Results to Improve Teaching and Learning

Data Wise: A Step-by-Step Guide to Using Assessment Results to Improve Teaching and Learning presents a clear and carefully tested blueprint for school leaders. It shows how examining test scores and other classroom data can become a catalyst for important schoolwide conversations that will enhance schools abilities to capture teachers knowledge, foster collaboration, identify obstacles […]

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Praxis Principles of Learning and Teaching K-6 Study Guide: Test Prep and Practice Test Questions for the Praxis II PLT 5622 Exam

Praxis Principles of Learning and Teaching K-6 Study Guide:  Test Prep and Practice Test Questions for the Praxis II PLT 5622 Exam will provide you with a detailed overview of the Praxis 5622, so you know exactly what to expect on test day. We’ll take you through all the concepts covered on the test and give […]

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RUBANK ELEMENTARY METHOD OBOE (Rubank Educational Library)

(Elementary Method). One of the most widely used series of methods for individual or like-instrument class instruction. Using a very well-rounded approach including scales, arpeggios, technical studies, studies for musicianship, articulation studies, solos, duets, and studies devoted to the special needs of each instrument, this series provides a fantastic wealth of material for all student […]

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Teaching Reading to English Language Learners: Differentiated Literacies (2nd Edition) (Pearson Resources for Teaching English Learners)

A practical, research-based guide, Teaching Reading to English Language Learners gives ESL teachers and grade-level teachers the information and strategies they need to support second language literacy development with their Culturally Linguistically Diverse (CLD) learners, in addition to the program the school already has in place. Throughout, the authors guide teachers to modify literacy instruction […]

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The Ethics of Educational Leadership (2nd Edition) (Allyn & Bacon Educational Leadership)

In The Ethics of Educational Leadership, the author of one of the leading texts in human resource administration presents a practical resource dealing with significant ethical issues involved in building and central office administration. In it, Ronald Rebore presents the ethical ideas and notions of 20 philosophers and psychologists applied to the practice of educational […]

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Professional Capital: Transforming Teaching in Every School

Winner of the 2015 Grawemeyer Award in Education! In this latest and most important collaboration, renowned educators Andy Hargreaves and Michael Fullan set out a groundbreaking new agenda to transform the future of teaching and public education. Ideas-driven, evidence-based, and strategically powerful, Professional Capital combats the tired arguments and stereotypes of teachers and teaching It […]

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Culturally Proficient Inquiry: A Lens for Identifying and Examining Educational Gaps

Use inquiry to promote equity and transform your school’s educational environment! Using cultural proficiency as a lens, the authors guide practitioners through the process of gathering and analyzing data to meet the needs of historically underserved students. This book outlines a critical evaluation process and provides rubrics to examine why some students are not being […]

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