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The Quickwrite Handbook
100 Mentor Texts to Jumpstart Your Students’ Thinking and Writing

Linda Rief
Pub Date: 06/21/2018

Helping students put words on a page can be hard enough. “I don’t have anything to write about!” they say. And when writing does happen, how do you help them develop these ideas into more effective pieces? In The Quickwrite Handbook, master teacher Linda Rief shares 100 compelling mentor texts and shows how to use each one as a powerful tool to quickly spark successful writing. Each mentor text includes “Try this” suggestions... more

Engaging Children
Igniting a Drive for Deeper Learning

Ellin Oliver Keene
Pub Date: 04/19/2018

What motivates us to learn? We all want our students to be engaged learners, but we often struggle with getting them excited about and responsible for their own learning. In Engaging Children, Ellin Oliver Keene explores the question: What can I do to help students develop internal motivation or, better yet, engagement? She differentiates between compliance, participation, motivation, and engagement, showing how to help students... more

180 DAYS
Two Teachers and the Quest to Engage and Empower Adolescents

Kelly Gallagher, Penny Kittle
Pub Date: 04/05/2018

“Teaching is art—creation—and a curriculum map is only as good as the teacher who considers it, who questions it, and who revises it to meet the needs of each year’s students.” —Kelly Gallagher and Penny Kittle Two teachers. Two classrooms.
One school year. 180 Days represents the collaboration of two master teachers—Kelly Gallagher and Penny Kittle—over an entire school year: planning, teaching, and reflecting within their... more

Being the Change
Lessons and Strategies to Teach Social Comprehension

Sara K. Ahmed
Pub Date: 03/29/2018

Topics such as race, gender, politics, religion, and sexuality are part of our students’ lives, yet when these subjects are brought up at school teachers often struggle with how to respond. How do we create learning conditions where kids can ask the questions they want to ask, muddle through how to say the things they are thinking, and have tough conversations?... more

Dual Language Essentials for Teachers and Administrators, Second Edition

Yvonne S Freeman, David E Freeman, Sandra Mercuri
Pub Date: 03/29/2018

Dual Language Essentials for Teachers and Administrators has been widely used as a guide for planning and implementing dual language programs.  The Second Edition provides the latest theory, research, and best practices by drawing on the experiences of administrators and teachers in successful one-way and two-way bilingual dual language programs. 

Readable and practical, this edition features:

• video clips illustrating... more

It’s All About the Books
How to Create Bookrooms and Classroom Libraries That Inspire Readers

Tammy Mulligan, Clare Landrigan
Pub Date: 03/29/2018

The term “lifelong reader” is more than a slogan or jargon in a mission statement. Lifelong readers need passion, agency, and a sense of inquiry in their reading lives. They also need books. In It’s All About the Books, Tammy Mulligan and Clare Landrigan share the systems they have developed over the last 15 years to create classroom libraries and book rooms that support both student... more

No More Culturally Irrelevant Teaching

Mariana Souto-Manning, Carmen I. Lugo Llerena, Jessica Martell, Abigail Salas Maguire, Alicia Arce-Boardman, Edited By Nell K Duke, Ellin Oliver Keene
Pub Date: 03/08/2018

Every child is a cultural being with a unique history and rich cultural practices; a member of communities in and outside of school. Yet too many children spend their days inside classrooms where they rarely find their voices, values, and cultural practices reflected in curriculum materials, much less embraced and celebrated through instructional practices Culturally relevant teaching is essential, now more than ever. If we want children... more

Nurturing Informed Thinking
Reading, Talking, and Writing Across Content-Area Sources

Sunday Cummins
Pub Date: 03/01/2018

In today’s world, the importance of teaching students to analyze different sources on a particular topic has never been greater.   Students need to be able to connect ideas, weigh viewpoints, and balance differing perspectives. “We want students to ask questions and then actively seek out answers by reading, listening to, or viewing  multiple sources —articles, books, videos, photos, infographics, and more,” literacy consultant and author Sunday... more

Thinking Together
9 Beliefs for Building a Mathematical Community

Rozlynn Dance, Tessa Kaplan
Pub Date: 03/01/2018

Want students to understand—really understand—and retain the math they’re learning? Focus on building your classroom community first. In Thinking Together, veteran teachers Rozlynn Dance and Tessa Kaplan explore nine beliefs that lead to a powerful community of learners. When students are part of a classroom where they feel valued and included, they are more likely to take risks, ask questions, and grow exponentially... more

A Novel Approach
Whole-Class Novels, Student-Centered Teaching, and Choice

Kate Roberts
Pub Date: 02/14/2018

As an English teacher, Kate Roberts has seen the power of whole-class novels to build community in her classroom.  But she’s also seen too many kids struggle too much to read them--and consequently, check out of reading altogether.  Kate’s had better success getting kids to actually read – and enjoy it—when they choose their own books within a workshop model.   “And yet,” she says, “I missed my whole-class novels.”

In A Novel Approach,... more

Kids First from Day One
A Teacher’s Guide to Today’s Classroom

Christine Hertz, Kristine Mraz
Pub Date: 02/13/2018

“This book is a place to start creating the classroom of your dreams from the very first minute of school, a classroom that is research based, child centered, and in step with the world today.”
— Christine Hertz and Kristine Mraz The classroom of your dreams starts with one big idea. From the first days of school to the last, Kids First from Day One shares teaching that puts your deepest teaching... more

Beyond Literary Analysis
Teaching Students to Write with Passion and Authority About Any Text

Allison Marchetti, Rebekah O'Dell
Pub Date: 01/22/2018

Allison Marchetti and Rebekah O’Dell invite you to join them on a transformational journey.  Out of the dark tunnel of boring literary analysis assignments, they lead you into a world where students learn to write fresh, compelling, authentic arguments based on their own unique interests.  “There is a place for analysis of literature in our classrooms,” they write.  “But we think there is more.  In this book, we invite you to explore your teaching... more

Reclaiming the Principalship
Instructional Leadership Strategies to Engage Your School Community and Focus on Learning

Tom Marshall
Pub Date: 01/10/2018

As a principal, your days are filled with decisions. How do you keep student learning central to your work and the school’s mission while managing all of the mandates and administrative work? With Reclaiming the Principalship as your road map, you will discover how to let learning guide the many decisions you make each day. Experienced administrator Tom Marshall shows you that, by establishing a learning mindset, you can rekindle... more

Embarrassment
And the Emotional Underlife of Learning

Thomas Newkirk
Pub Date: 09/15/2017

"Why has no one written about this subject before? Every teacher should read this book." Michael G. Thompson, coauthor of Raising Cain Embarrassment.  None of us escape it.  Especially as kids, in school.  How might our fear of failure, of not living up to expectations, be holding us back?  How can our fear of embarrassment affect how we learn, how we teach, and how we live?

Tom Newkirk argues that this “emotional... more

Project-Based Writing
Teaching Writers to Manage Time and Clarify Purpose

Liz Prather
Pub Date: 09/13/2017

The idea that students should be “college and career ready” when they leave high school has become a major focus in education, but much of this conversation has been on reading readiness.  What about writing readiness?  Liz Prather argues that we can set students up for future success when we help them learn to care about what they’re writing, and help them manage their time to write. “I needed a framework for teaching... more