- Teaching and assessing social and emotional competencies
- Schoolwide practices to support student culture and positive behavior
- Classroom management
- Academic instruction that promotes social and emotional learning
- Effective literacy instruction, including balanced literacy and reading and writing workshop
- Teaching for equity
Gianna Cassetta is coauthor of the Heinemann titles Classroom Management Matters and No More Taking Away Recess and Other Problematic Discipline Practices, the latter part of the Not This, But That series.
She is also the author of a professional text entitled Literacy Centers: a Standards Based Approach for Grades 3 and Beyond, and she is featured in instructional videos on effective literacy practices, including Step into Guided Reading.
Gianna is an experienced classroom teacher, school leader, and consultant. She began her teaching career in 1992 in East Harlem. Her passion for urban education led her to cofound and lead charter schools in Harlem and then Denver where she currently resides. She now works as a consultant, specializing in the areas of classroom management, social-emotional learning, engaging literacy practices, and social-justice projects. She continues to create innovative programming, write curriculum, and craft and deliver customized professional development for teachers and school leaders.
Follow Gianna on Twitter @Gianna_Cassetta.