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