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Literacy's Democratic Roots
A Personal Tour Through Eight Big Ideas

Tom Newkirk, lifetime educator and bestselling author of Minds Made for Stories, discusses eight powerful literacy practices-- and the democratic values that connect them.  Newkirk argues that "the house of literacy has a thousand doors, and our job is to help students find one that will let them in."  Yet for many students reading and writing is made unnecessarily difficult and uninviting. We need to tell a better story.  Literacy's Democratic Roots celebrates eight door-opening ideas that can help us make room for all students.

Between Worlds, Fourth Edition
Second Language Acquisition in Changing Times
The updated edition of a classic text on research-based best practices for teaching emergent bilingual students.
Teaching Writing

In Teaching Writing, Lucy Calkins shares the depth and breadth of her knowledge, from the initial research that launched some of the biggest ideas still foundational to the teaching of writing today, to her newest insights gleaned from decades of work and study in thousands of classrooms across the globe.

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.
Elevating Equity and Justice
Ten U.S. Supreme Court Cases Every Teacher Should Know
Elevating Equity and Justice takes you on a journey through ten U.S. Supreme Court opinions involving public schools. Why these ten? Because they delve into some of the most important topics and situations educators face every day. Covering the landscape of both civil rights (discrimination) and civil liberties (individual freedom and privacy), Bob Kim provides insight into how educators might be able to support students who are at risk or face unique challenges or needs, as well as a sense of how each case impacts schools and education today, including more recent legal developments.
We Got This.
Equity, Access, and the Quest to Be Who Our Students Need Us to Be

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.

Engaging Children
Igniting a Drive for Deeper Learning

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?

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.
Schooling Beyond Measure and Other Unorthodox Essays About Education
Renowned education author Alfie Kohn looks carefully at research about topics such as homework, parent involvement in education, and summer learning loss—discovering in each case that what we’ve been led to believe doesn’t always match what the studies actually say.
How to Engage Middle School Hearts and Minds with Inquiry
Welcome to Sara Ahmed’s classroom. With Smokey as your guide you’ll see how she uses inquiry to turn required curriculum into amazingly engaging units that provide the complexity the standards demand while turning students from bystanders into Upstanders.
Innovative Educators
An Action Plan for Teachers
In a culture that demands change and innovation, how can the individual teacher effect change that’s both meaningful and achievable? Innovative Educators shows teachers how to adapt existing practices and how to invent new ones that foster the proactive mindset needed to face an uncertain future. 
Imagine It Better
Visions of What School Might Be
Imagine It Better features 18 provocative invitations from some of the most brilliant and creative minds in education today that focus on the present tense of school reform: what you can do to improve the instruction in your classroom and school today. 
Closer Readings of the Common Core
Asking Big Questions About the English/Language Arts Standards
Join a conversation respected members of our field that examines the history and content of the CCSS, critiquing its assumptions about students and learning and looking at their portent for American education.
Bullying Hurts
Teaching Kindness Through Read Alouds and Guided Conversations
Lester and Reba show how the read-aloud, a familiar and proven instructional technique, can be used as a powerful way to neutralize bullying behaviors, create community in the classroom, and help you meet national and state standards at the same time.
Pathways to the Common Core
Accelerating Achievement
Liberty and Learning
Academic Freedom for Teachers and Students
On matters ranging from evolution to sex education to the literary canon, David Moshman's principles address the concerns of teachers, administrators, students, parents, and their communities alike, providing tools that promote real student learning and thinking.
Holding On to Good Ideas in a Time of Bad Ones
Six Literacy Principles Worth Fighting For
Tom defends teaching—especially of writing—against the “cult of efficiency” that turns classrooms into assembly lines. He shares 6 principles worth fighting for as a starting point for teachers defining their own core professional beliefs.
Rereading Fluency
Process, Practice, and Policy
Rereading Fluency dismantles the arguments for considering fluency a key component of reading, offering better ways to assess reading (effective and efficient, not just fluent) that can improve instruction, assessment, and the success of young readers.
Democratic Schools, Second Edition
Lessons in Powerful Education
Democratic Schools shows in detail how educators can make a lasting difference by combining authentic, important lessons and a consistent, building- or system-wide focus on a critical and democratic education.
Reclaiming Assessment
A Better Alternative to the Accountability Agenda
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