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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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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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Teaching English by Design, Second Edition
How to Create and Carry Out Instructional Units
Peter Smagorinsky
Grade: 9th - 12th
Pub Date: 10/30/2018

Teaching English by Design has become a classic resource for preservice teachers as well as in-service teachers who consider it their go-to guide to creating lessons and units organized around key concepts. In the Second Edition, Peter Smagorinsky updates the content for today’s teachers with discussions of New Literacies, using technology in the classroom, LGBTQ issues, and... more
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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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The Fountas & Pinnell Literacy Continuum, Expanded Edition
A Tool for Assessment, Planning, and Teaching, PreK-8
Irene Fountas , Gay Su Pinnell
Grade: PreK - 8th
Pub Date: 7/27/2016

There has never been a more comprehensive resource available to teachers that does what the continuum does - provide specific behaviors and understandings that are required at each level for students to demonstrate thinking within, beyond, and about the text. These behaviors and understandings describe what students will be expected to do in order to effectively read
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Embarrassment
And the Emotional Underlife of Learning
Thomas Newkirk
Grade: K - 12th
Pub Date: 9/15/2017

"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... more

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Literacy Coaching
Transforming Teaching and Learning with Digital Tools and Technology
Stephanie Affinito
Grade: K - 6th
Pub Date: 4/19/2018

What does it mean to be an effective literacy coach? Former teacher and veteran literacy coach Stephanie Affinito shares a core set of beliefs about literacy coaching and how it can transform teacher and student learning. While chart paper, sticky notes, and notebooks will always be essential teaching tools, Stephanie shows that by thoughtfully incorporating digital tools... more

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The Caring Teacher
Strategies for Working Through Our Own Difficulties with Students
Gianna Cassetta , Margaret Wilson
Grade: K - 8th
Pub Date: 8/27/2019

Painful truth: there are just some students that you don’t immediately connect with, and fear you never will.   You have reasons and the teacher who had that student last year probably did, too. But what happens to students when they pass through school unliked? And is it possible for us to move beyond our initial feelings to better relationships with all students?

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