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Strategies to Go
The Jennifer Serravallo Digital Companion

Jennifer Serravallo
Pub Date: 02/15/2022

Strategies to Go gives you digital access to Jennifer Serravallo’s reading and writing strategies plus new tools to make the most of them. It's a broswer-based app that gives you a fast, convenient way to streamline planning, conferring, and small groups while increasing responsiveness and differentiation.

You'll discover two hugely helpful tools in Strategies to Go: An intuitive strategy finder and a way to take... more

Teaching for Thinking
Fostering Mathematical Teaching Practices Through Reasoning Routines

Grace Kelemanik, Amy Lucenta
Pub Date: 01/14/2022

Teaching our children to think and reason mathematically is a challenge, not because students can’t learn to think mathematically, but because we must change our own often deeply-rooted teaching habits. This is where instructional routines come in. Their predictable design and repeatable nature support both teachers and students to develop new habits.

In Teaching for Thinking, Grace Kelemanik and Amy Lucenta pick up where... more

The Civically Engaged Classroom (Audiobook)
Reading, Writing, and Speaking for Change

Mary Ehrenworth, Pablo Wolfe, Marc Todd
Pub Date: 11/22/2021

Are your students ready to become the engaged and informed citizens our democracy needs right now? Your classroom can be a place for them to experience what it means to live in community with others, to balance their own interests with those of the group, to challenge themselves to overcome differences, and to ask the questions that help them understand the crux of an issue. Powerful reading and writing is fundamentally linked to civic... more

Textured Teaching (Audiobook)
A Framework for Culturally Sustaining Practices

Lorena Escoto Germán
Pub Date: 11/16/2021

“Be prepared to be embraced with words, images, stories, examples, experiences, and a love for teaching in community with young people toward social and cultural justice.”—Django Paris As middle and high school teachers, we know that students begin to develop racial identities and ideologies as early as preschool.  By the time they reach us, there is much socializing and learning that needs to be undone.  Textured Teaching is a... more

Learning from Loss
A Trauma-Informed Approach to Supporting Grieving Students

Brittany R. Collins
Pub Date: 11/04/2021

Grief and grieving apply to anyone experiencing loss, even if that loss is not tied to a death. Though it may feel difficult to address the topics of grief and loss, as we return to school after an unprecedented year, it’s no longer a question of “if” or “should” but “when” and ”how.” Learning from Loss is your guide to getting started with grief work, providing a path that can help you determine the best course of action in the... more

4 Essential Studies
Beliefs and Practices to Reclaim Student Agency

Penny Kittle, Kelly Gallagher
Pub Date: 10/29/2021

Essay. Poetry. Book Clubs. Digital Composition.  Penny Kittle and Kelly Gallagher extend their work in 180 Days: Two Teachers and the Quest to Engage and Empower Adolescents by taking a deep dive into  four essential studies. Their aim is to move beyond compliance and formula, and to develop students’ agency, independence, and decision-making skills. These four practices, they argue, have the power to  transform students’ relationship... more

The Power of Teaching Vulnerably
How Risk-Taking Transforms Student Engagement

David Rockower
Pub Date: 10/29/2021

Perhaps more now than at any other time in modern history, our students need a feeling of connectedness at school.  They need to feel seen, heard, understood, and known in our classrooms.  And it begins with us.  As middle and high school teachers, we have the power to inspire a whole new level of engagement with the students in front of us.  David Rockower argues that the key to positive student relationships lies in our capacity to teach... more

The Writer's Mindset
Six Stances That Promote Authentic Revision

Chris Hall
Pub Date: 10/14/2021

How do you approach revision with your students? Is it a stage in the writing process right after “drafting” and just before “editing?” What if revision is something that happens in the mindset of the writer during the writing process, not just on the page, after it’s done? The Writer’s Mindset reframes revision not as a series of steps, but as an awareness that’s present through all stages of writing using mindset stances. Each... more

Textured Teaching
A Framework for Culturally Sustaining Practices

Lorena Escoto Germán
Pub Date: 09/10/2021

“Be prepared to be embraced with words, images, stories, examples, experiences, and a love for teaching in community with young people toward social and cultural justice.”—Django Paris As middle and high school teachers, we know that students begin to develop racial identities and ideologies as early as preschool.  By the time they reach us, there is much socializing and learning that needs to be undone.  Textured Teaching is a... more

Invigorating High School Math
Practical Guidance for Long-Overdue Transformation

Steven Leinwand, Eric Milou
Pub Date: 08/24/2021

Dramatically Improving High School Mathematics Must Start Now! High school math is failing many students. Out-of-date and stale curricula are not only dull, but perpetuate inequity by limiting opportunities and failing to prepare a majority of students for life in the 21st century. Even traditionalists recognize that the status quo is no longer acceptable. Major shifts in course organization, mathematical content,... more

Quality Talk About Text
Discussion Practices for Talking and Thinking About Text

Ian A.G. Wilkinson, Kristin Bourdage, Edited By Nell K Duke
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Teachers know quality talk helps develop students’ intelligence. Unfortunately, there hasn’t been enough support in showing teachers how to plan for this kind of talk. In this book, authors Ian Wilkinson and Kristin Bourdage bring together research-proven approaches to talk about text and offer teachers different models based on the specific skills they want to develop in students.  More than just one approach, theirs is a versatile collection... more