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Good to Great Teaching
Focusing on the Literacy Work that Matters
Mary Howard
Grade: K - 6th
Pub Date: 8/29/2012

We often talk about the importance of, and benefits of focused intentional teaching. Mary Howard is not only the champion of such instruction, but she coaches the rest of us, breaking it down so we can all do great work that truly matters.Gail Boushey and Joan Moser (the Sisters),
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How Can Teaching Evaluation Help Us to Define Good Teaching?

If we keep talking about what our students know and can do and what the next appropriate goal is, we can use the cycle of evaluation to help students learn.... more
A Very Good Place to Start
Approaches to Teaching Writing and Literature in Secondary School
Craig Thorn Iv
Grade: 9th - 12th
Pub Date: 10/21/1991

    [This book] serves as a springboard for diversity and creativity in the classroom . . . [It] illustrates the fact that we as teachers have the power and potential to make our own courses, and thereby, have the ability to meet the various needs of our diverse students.

    —Alabama English

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A Green Place, A Good Place
Agrarian Change and Social Identity in the Great Lakes Region to the 15th Century
David L Schoenbrun
Grade: Other - Other
Pub Date: 10/23/1998

    In an era when African Historians prefer to restrict themselves to colonial history, David Schoenbrun demonstrates that not only is precolonial history possible, but that a sophisticated mix of historical linguistics, political and semantic anthropology, and close attention to oral sources and customs can produce a powerful account of the ancient history of a region.
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Take Charge of Your Teaching Evaluation
How to Grow Professionally and Get a Good Evaluation
Jennifer Ansbach
Grade: 5th - 12th
Pub Date: 10/3/2017

“Evaluations can be seen as someone else’s judgment. Or they can be seen as a way for us to show what we can do and how amazing our students are.”

—Jennifer Ansbach

This year's evaluation can be different 

Evaluation can be scary, unproductive, and even unfair. But this year it doesn’t have to be. Not if... more

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For the Good of the Earth and Sun
Teaching Poetry
Georgia Heard
Grade: K - 8th
Pub Date: 6/30/1989

    Intelligent, respectful, and beautifully written, this book bypasses lesson plans and gimmicks and gets to the heart of what writing poetry is all about . . .
    —The Writing Teacher
For the Good of the Earth and Sun is for teachers at all levels, especially for those teachers who feel anxious about introducing poetry to students.

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Why Whole-Class Novels Can Be a Good Thing

Reading whole-class novels is the way many of us were taught and the way that many of us learned to teach.A class of students reading the same book while being led through the work by an experienced teacher is so ingrained that some of us did not even consider it a method of teaching.... more
Thrive
5 Ways to (Re)Invigorate Your Teaching
Meenoo Rami
Grade: K - 12th
Pub Date: 3/4/2014

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As a novice teacher, Meenoo Rami experienced the same anxieties shared by many:  the sense of isolation, lack of self-confidence, and fear that her work was having no positive impact on her students.  In Thrive, Meenoo shares the five strategies that helped... more

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