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Strategic Classroom Design
Strategic Classroom Design
This book explores how carefully designed classrooms lead to greater engagement and learning. Photographs from a range of classroom environments are used to examine the different design choices teachers make. You'll also find sample lessons detailing how to introduce your students to different areas of your classroom, a look at challenges many teachers face in a series of if/then questions throughout the book, and a photo essay of one teacher's journey with strategic classroom design.
Elevating Equity and Justice
Elevating Equity and Justice
In Elevating Equity and Justice, education policy expert and former civil rights lawyer Robert Kim takes a deep dive into ten cases of historical impact, providing background and information on each as well as an explanation of why it is important to know them. He brings the source material to life without overwhelming you with “legalese” and dos and don’ts.
The Right Tools
The Right Tools
In The Right Tools, Towanda Harris lays out a path that teachers and administrators can use to make informed decisions about what resources and practices they need for the students they teach. Rather than telling you what to buy or use, Towanda offers tools and guidance to help you to make that decision.
Leading Well
Leading Well

In Leading Well: Building Schoolwide Excellence in Reading and Writing, Lucy Calkins draws on the transformative work that she and her colleagues at the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project have done in partnership with school leaders over the last thirty years. This book, like the work of the TCRWP itself, is deeply research-based and principled, while also absolutely practical and real-world tested.

We Got This.
We Got This.

While challenging the teacher as hero trope, We Got This shows how authentically listening to kids is the closest thing to a superpower that we have. Cornelius Minor identifies tools, attributes, and strategies that can augment our listening, allowing us to make powerful moves toward equity by broadening access to learning for all children.

A Quick Guide to Getting Started with Units of Study, K-8
A Quick Guide to Getting Started with Units of Study, K-8

This new addition to the Workshop Help Desk Series includes information to support new users of the Units of Study with advice and help on topics such as:

  • Getting your bearings
  • Planning before you launch
  • Setting up classroom spaces and routines to support workshop instruction
  • Provisioning reading and writing workshops
  • Priorities for beginning workshop teachers
  • Launching reading and writing workshops
  • and more!
Engaging Children
Engaging Children

What motivates us to learn? We all want to promote student engagement, but we often struggle with getting our students excited about and responsible for their own learning. In Engaging Children, Ellin Oliver Keene explores the question: What can we do to encourage motivation for students or, better yet, their engagement?

Literacy Coaching
Literacy Coaching

In Literacy Coaching, Stephanie Affinito offers concrete steps to enhance coaching with both digital and non-digital tools to transform teacher and student learning.

Being the Change
Being the Change
Being the Change is based on the idea that people can develop skills and habits to serve them in the comprehension of social issues. Sara K. Ahmed identifies and unpacks the skills of social comprehension, providing teachers with tools and activities that help students make sense of themselves and the world as they navigate relevant topics in today’s society.
No More Culturally Irrelevant Teaching
No More Culturally Irrelevant Teaching
Culturally relevant teaching is essential, now more than ever. If we want children to develop as successful learners, we must communicate that they belong in our classrooms. They need to see themselves, their cultures, their families, and their communities reflected in the materials and resources they find there.
Reclaiming the Principalship
Reclaiming the Principalship

Reclaiming the Principalship is a tool-packed guide to help principals manage, schedule, evaluate, and build community—all while keeping student learning central to their work and the school’s mission. 

 

A Guide to the Reading Workshop: Middle School Grades
A Guide to the Reading Workshop: Middle School Grades

The Guide to the Reading Workshop: Middle School Grades offers a comprehensive but concise introduction to:

  • the need for this series
  • research on what adolescent readers need
  • ways to launch and sustain independent reading
  • a big-picture introduction to the reading workshop
  • and much more!
A Guide to the Writing Workshop: Middle School
A Guide to the Writing Workshop: Middle School
The Guide to the Writing Workshop, first introduced as a part of the Units of Study in Argument, Information, and Narrative Writing, is now available for separate purchase. The Guide is an essential manual for principals, curriculum coordinators, coaches, and others who are supporting implementation of Units of Study—or for anyone wanting to learn more about writing workshop.
A Guide to the Reading Workshop: Primary Grades
A Guide to the Reading Workshop: Primary Grades
The Guide to the Reading Workshop, first introduced as a part of the Units of Study for Teaching Reading, is now available for separate purchase. The Guide is an essential manual for principals, curriculum coordinators, coaches, and others who are supporting implementation of Units of Study—or for anyone wanting to learn more about reading workshop.
A Guide to the Reading Workshop: Intermediate Grades
A Guide to the Reading Workshop: Intermediate Grades
The Guide to the Reading Workshop, first introduced as a part of the Units of Study for Teaching Reading, is now available for separate purchase. The Guide is an essential manual for principals, curriculum coordinators, coaches, and others who are supporting implementation of Units of Study—or for anyone wanting to learn more about reading workshop.
A Guide to the Writing Workshop: Primary Grades
A Guide to the Writing Workshop: Primary Grades
The Guide to the Writing Workshop, first introduced as a part of the Units of Study in Opinion, Information, and Narrative Writing, is now available for separate purchase. The Guide is an essential manual for principals, curriculum coordinators, coaches, and others who are supporting implementation of Units of Study—or for anyone wanting to learn more about writing workshop.
A Guide to the Writing Workshop: Intermediate Grades
A Guide to the Writing Workshop: Intermediate Grades
The Guide to the Writing Workshop, first introduced as a part of the Units of Study in Opinion, Information, and Narrative Writing, is now available for separate purchase. The Guide is an essential manual for principals, curriculum coordinators, coaches, and others who are supporting implementation of Units of Study—or for anyone wanting to learn more about writing workshop.
Smarter Charts: Bringing Charting to Life
Smarter Charts: Bringing Charting to Life
A School Leader's Guide to Excellence, Updated Edition
A School Leader's Guide to Excellence, Updated Edition
Discover exactly how current Chancellor of New York City Public Schools, Carmen Fariña, and former Executive Director of Professional Development for the New York City Department of Education, Laura Kotch, transform struggling schools and make good schools great.
Systems to Transform Your Classroom and School
Systems to Transform Your Classroom and School
Nancie and her colleagues at the Center for Teaching and Learning have created a culture of deep engagement and excellence. Find out how they’ve combined smart, research-supported practices and rich community-building traditions to create an effective atmosphere for learning.
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