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Humans Who Teach
A Guide for Centering Love, Justice, and Liberation in Schools

As humans who teach, there is so much that we want for our students and for ourselves. We want to make our classrooms welcoming and equitable places for students, and we want to lead lives full of peace, love, and joy. However, the ways in which we have been socialized can hold us back. In Humans Who Teach: A Guide for Centering Love, Justice, and Liberation in Schools, Shamari Reid lays out a path for working toward liberation for our students and for ourselves by honoring our own humanity and choosing love over fear.

Trauma-Responsive Pedagogy
Teaching for Healing and Transformation

As trauma and adversity become increasingly common, teachers and educators need the tools to support their students through these challenges. Trauma-Responsive Pedagogy is an actionable guide that offers research and inclusive frameworks to help you create a trauma-responsive classroom.

Centered on the whole child, this resource promotes healing and wellness for both students and educators. Turn wounds into wisdom and create a safe, supportive space for learning with Trauma-Responsive Pedagogy.

Learning from Loss
A Trauma-Informed Approach to Supporting Grieving Students
Learning from Loss is your guide to getting started with grief work, providing a path that can help you determine the best course of action in the wake of a loss that impacts a student or school community. You will find research, stories, strategies, activities, and reflection questions that offer a map with which to navigate grief-responsive classroom practices.
The Writer's Mindset
Six Stances That Promote Authentic Revision
Revision doesn’t have to be radical. 
The Writer’s Mindset
 reframes revision not as a series of steps, but as an awareness that’s present through all stages of writing using mindset stances. Each chapter begins by defining one of the stances—metacognition, optimism, perspective-taking, flexible thinking, transfer, and risk-taking. Chris outlines the importance of each stance to writing and revision and shows you how to weave the stances into the minilessons and pre-writing, drafting, conferring, and sharing activities you already do.
Risk. Fail. Rise.
A Teacher’s Guide to Learning from Mistakes
Mistakes are part of learning. Every educator knows this. But what happens before and after a mistake that facilitates that learning is rarely explored practically. In Risk. Fail. Rise. teachers will learn how  to address their own teaching mistakes, model with their own mistake-making, and improve their responses to others’ mistakes.
Play Attention!
A Playful Mindset Meets Academic Content
In Play Attention! you’ll learn how play can add value to what you are already doing in your classroom and can even help you do it better. Stephanie shows you and your students how to make space for possibilities you hadn’t even imagined before. “I think we can all agree more joy in school is a good thing.”
Social Justice Talk
Strategies for Teaching Critical Awareness
In Social Justice Talk, Chris Hass, along with his colleagues Nozsa Tinsley, and Tiffany Palmatier, detail how to facilitate rich discussions that disrupt the harmful social beliefs and practices we and our students are immersed in every day. Each chapter is filled with vignettes, transcripts, and video clips from real classrooms and families that offer realistic expectations and models of what we can expect and hope for when we take on this work.
No More Teaching Without Positive Relationships
Teachers know the importance of strong relationships with their students, but sometimes connecting with them feels challenging. No More Teaching Without Positive Relationships reviews the teacher-student relationship research and provides practices for building relationships that make a difference.
Strategic Classroom Design
Creating an Environment for Flexible Learning
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.
The Caring Teacher
Strategies for Working Through Our Own Difficulties with Students
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.
Being the Change
Lessons and Strategies to Teach Social Comprehension
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.
Thinking Together
9 Beliefs for Building a Mathematical Community

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
A Teacher’s Guide to Today’s Classroom
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.
The Curious Classroom
10 Structures for Teaching with Student-Directed Inquiry
Ever wonder how to get students genuinely engaged in your curriculum? Or wish you could let them explore the amazing questions they ask? If so, Smokey provides research-based suggestions that help cover the curriculum by connecting what kids wonder about to the wonders you have to teach them.
Choice Time
How to Deepen Learning Through Inquiry and Play, PreK-2
In Choice Time, Renée gives you everything you need to set up choice-time centers that promote inquiry-based, guided play in your classroom. Give your students choice time, and watch them engage in joyful, important, playful, age-appropriate work that will empower them to become lifelong learners.
Purposeful Play
A Teacher’s Guide to Igniting Deep and Joyful Learning Across the Day
“We believe that play is one type of environment where children can be rigorous in their learning,” Kristi, Alison, and Cheryl write. They provide a host of lessons, suggestions for classroom setups, helpful tools and charts, curriculum connections, teaching points, and teaching language to help you foster mature play that makes every moment in your classroom instructional.
A Mindset for Learning
Teaching the Traits of Joyful, Independent Growth
Drawing on the work of Carol Dweck, Daniel Pink, Art Costa, and others, Kristi and Christine show us how to lead students to a growth mindset for school—and life—by focusing on five crucial, research-driven attitudes
Classroom Management Matters
The Social--Emotional Learning Approach Children Deserve
Whether you are starting the school year or you want to reset your learning community, Classroom Management Matters presents a strategy for classroom managemenr that reduces behavioral issues by explicitely teaching children how to be successful learners and accountable classroom members.
No More Taking Away Recess and Other Problematic Discipline Practices
Smarter Charts K-2
Optimizing an Instructional Staple to Create Independent Readers and Writers
Amp up the power of your charts with tips on design and language, instructional use, and self-assessment. Even better, discover surprising strategies that deepen engagement, strengthen retention, and heighten independence—all by involving students in chart making.
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