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Phenomenal Teaching
Phenomenal Teaching

Phenomenal Teaching is a professional development workshop in a book. The text charts a pathway for teachers to cultivate agency and foster understanding for every learner. It provides research, classroom examples, planning tools, and opportunities to use your background knowledge and talk back to the text. This book is interactive and intentionally designed with lots of open space to be your personal thought playground as you navigate this journey. Graphic organizers invite you to think and plan, and each chapter closes with an invitation for reflection.

 

Point-Less
Point-Less
How a single teacher can “go gradeless” in ways that lead students to becoming better readers, writers, and thinkers.
En Comunidad
En Comunidad
En Comunidad brings bilingual Latinx students' perspectives to the center of our classrooms, and offers classroom-ready lessons that amplify the varied stories and identities of Latinx children.
Teaching Writing
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
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 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.
 
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.
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.

Teaching English by Design, Second Edition
Teaching English by Design, Second Edition
The classic resource for creating instructional units based on key concepts in the high school English classroom, now updated in a new Second Edition
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.

What's the Best That Could Happen?
What's the Best That Could Happen?

“One of the great joys of teaching is anticipating children’s brilliance.”

In What’s the Best That Could Happen?, Debbie Miller confronts a challenge all teachers face: the feeling of being stuck and the fear of trying something new. She explores how questions help us look beyond the limitations of what we’ve done and discover powerful new opportunities for engaging every reader.

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.

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.
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.
Strategies and Feedback
Strategies and Feedback
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. 

 

Take Charge of Your Teaching Evaluation
Take Charge of Your Teaching Evaluation

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 you let Jennifer Ansbach help you take charge of the story of your practice, make the most of the process, and keep the focus on student learning.

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