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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.
Unlocking the Power of Classroom Talk
Unlocking the Power of Classroom Talk
Practical strategies for teaching talk across the school day and in every subject.  Classroom video shows the work in action!
The Caring Teacher
The Caring Teacher
With a clear eye on the realities of teaching, The Caring Teacher lays out specific strategies to build and improve even our most challenging relationships with students.
 
Breathing New Life into Book Clubs
Breathing New Life into Book Clubs
Essential strategies for creating, sustaining, and improving classroom book clubs.
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.
Building Bigger Ideas
Building Bigger Ideas
Strategies and moves to teach elementary students how to have meaningful conversations, about books and beyond.
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.

The Children You Teach
The Children You Teach

The Children You Teach is a book of stories about students and teachers. But it is also a book about children’s development. Each chapter tells the true story of a child or teacher facing a dilemma. Weaving in research from psychological science, Susan Engel shows how to look at children through a developmental lens, which can change what happens in the classroom, and transform the craft of teaching.

The Reading Minilessons Book, Grade 2
The Reading Minilessons Book, Grade 2

As a teacher of literacy, you transform the lives of the children in your classroom. The Reading Minilessons Book offers concise, purposeful lessons with a practical application in a specific area of literacy. Each minilesson engages children in inquiry that leads to the understanding of a general principle. Teachers use many of the interactive read-aloud and independent reading texts as examples from which they generalize the understanding.

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!
The Reading Minilessons Book, Grade 1
The Reading Minilessons Book, Grade 1

As a teacher of literacy, you transform the lives of the children in your classroom. The Reading Minilessons Book offers concise, purposeful lessons with a practical application in a specific area of literacy. Each minilesson engages children in inquiry that leads to the understanding of a general principle. Teachers use many of the interactive read-aloud and independent reading texts as examples from which they generalize the understanding.

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?

180 Days
180 Days
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 own and each other’s classrooms in California and New Hampshire.
It’s All About the Books
It’s All About the Books
It’s All About the Books is a practical yet detailed guide to creating a system where classroom libraries and bookrooms work seamlessly together to make it easy for teachers to find books to engage and scaffold all students in a school community.
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.
Thinking Together
Thinking Together

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 as mathematicians.

Kids First from Day One
Kids First from Day One
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 how to put your deepest teaching belief into action. Whether it's building community, designing your classroom spaces, matching instruction to students' needs, or engaging students in curriculum, Christine Hertz and Kristi Mraz help you put into action the belief that children are the most important people in the room.
Supporting Struggling Learners
Supporting Struggling Learners
Loaded with practical tools and templates, Supporting Struggling Learners will help you implement effective instructional moves geared to what the student needs most in that moment. Make learning accessible for all students with 50 of Patty's tried and true solutions that can be applied across subjects and grades
Motivated
Motivated

Participating in math class feels socially risky to students. Staying silent often feels safer. Motivated shows why certain teaching strategies create classroom climates where students want to join in. This book explores the key factors of motivational math classrooms along with strategies for weaving each one into your instruction.

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