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100+ Ways to Recognize & Reward Your School Staff Emily E. Houck This book provides school administrators with practical, easy-to-use, and inexpensive ways to reward and recognize the efforts of their staff. Staff Development
101 "Answers" for New Teachers and Their Mentors Annette Breaux This book generates instant impact on teaching and learning, provides a collection of "thought provokers" and teaching tips for new teachers, stimulates and organizes interactive sessions between new teachers and their mentors, supports and sustains master classroom teachers who need help mastering their roles as mentors, and offers common sense strategies for any teacher seeking to be more effective.Mentoring
101 "Answers" for New Teachers and Their Mentors Annette L. Breaux This book generates instant impact on teaching and learning, provides a collection of "thought provokers" and teaching tips for new teachers, stimulates and organizes interactive sessions between new teachers and their mentors, supports and sustains master classroom teachers who need help mastering their roles as mentors, and offers common sense strategies for any teacher seeking to be more effective. (2 copies)Novice Teachers
101 Games for Trainers Bob Pike with Christopher Busse This book provides dozens of games, exercises, and activities specifically designed to promote teamwork, break the ice, develop communication skills, as well as many more. Staff Development
101 Great Ideas for Introducing Key Concepts in Mathematics  Alfred S. Posamentier and Herbert A. Hauptman This book will help introduce concepts and topics common to all secondary mathematics curricula. It gives you the tools to bring new life into your math classes including Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry, Probability and Statistics. Mathematics
101 Questions and Answers about Standards, Assessment, and Accountability Douglas B. Reeves Clear answers to commonly asked questions about the most pressing issues in education today. Teachers, parents, students, school administrators, policy makers, and community members can use this book to help formulate effective solutions and improve communication within the school community. (2 copies) Assessment
101 Ways to Make Training Active Mel Silberman and Karen Lawson The most extensive collection of active-learning techniques ever published, this book offers specific suggestions on how to organize and conduct lively training sessions that can be used to teach any subject. From team building to stimulating discussions to prompting questions, developing skills, inviting feedback and promoting back-on-the-job application, you'll discover inventive, proven strategies to make your training sessions unforgettable. Staff Development
12 Brain/Mind Learning Principles in ActionRenate Nummela Caine, Geoffrey Caine, Carol McClintic, and Karl KlimekThe authors introduce readers to their renowned 12 organizing principles of how the brain learns and how to use that knowledge for student learning. For those hundreds of thousands already using the Caines' groundbreaking work in their schools, this fieldbook brings forth the latest research on the brain and its executive function and makes the principles more practical than ever before for classroom application.Diverse Learners
12 Fabulously Funny Fairy Tale Plays Scholastic Students will have oodles of fun building essential reading skills with funny versions of beloved fairy tales turned into read-aloud plays. Reading in the Primary Grades
17,000 Classroom Visits Can't Be Wrong: Strategies That Engage Students, Promote Active Learning, and Boost AchievementJohn V. Antonetti and James R. GarverAuthors John V. Antonetti and James R. Garver are the designers of the Look 2 Learning model of classroom walkthroughs. They've visited more than 17,000 classrooms examining a variety of teaching and learning conditions, talking to students, examining their work, and determining their levels of thinking and engagement. From this vast set of data, they've drawn salient lessons that provide valuable insight into how to smooth the transition from simply planning instruction to designing high-quality student work. ​Teaching Strategies
20 Literacy Strategies to Meet the Common CoreElaine K. McEwan-Adkins and Allyson J. BurnettWith the advent of the Common Core State Standards and their high expectations with regard to content literacy, secondary teachers are scrambling for ways to implement the standards effectively. 20 Literacy Strategies to Meet the Common Core provides a clearly written, easy-to-access plan for implementing content literacy to meet the needs of these educators.Literacy
21 Irrefutable Laws of Leadership John C. Maxwell The author has combined insights learned from his thirty-plus years of leadership successes and mistakes with observations from the worlds of business, politics, sports, religion, and military conflict. (2 copies) Leadership
21st Century Skills--Learning For Life in Our TimesBernie Trilling and Charles FadelThis book is filled with classroom vignettes, global examples, schoolwork samples, and includes a DVD with video mini-documentaries of innovative practices that bring the skills to life and offer an exciting view of what teaching and learning can and will look like as we transform learning to meet the demands of the 21st century.Professional Development
25 Biggest Mistakes Teachers Make and How to Avoid Them Carolyn Orange Some teachers do and say things that traumatize students, leaving them psychologically scarred from childhood on into adulthood. The author has collected over 300 scenarios from teachers recounting their worst experiences as students. She presents brief scenarios in the former students’ own words and follows each with an Rx, a prescription for a better solution. The solutions and recommendations provide teachers with a map to successfully navigate the academic terrain. Teaching Strategies
4 Disciplines of Execution Stephen R. Covey and Chris McChesney This CD will provide you with information about the 4 disciplines of execution. Staff Development/DVD
5 Dimensions of Engaged Teaching--A Practical Guide for EducatorsLaura Weaver and Mark WildingEngaged teaching recognizes that educators need to offer more than lesson plans and assessments for students to thrive in the 21st century. Equip your students to be resilient individuals, able to communicate effectively and work with diverse people. The authors contend that students must develop their emotional and social skills as thoroughly as their academic skills, and that teachers must cultivate this growth.Professional Development
5 Practices for Orchestrating Productive Mathematics DiscussionsMargaret S. Smith and Mary Kay SteinThis book provides teachers with concrete guidance for engaging students in discussions that make the mathematics in classroom lessons transparent to all. These instructional practices are extremely timely in light of the focus on Standards for Mathematical Practice in the Common Core State Standards for Mathematics, and they will support teachers and student in engaging in these standards.Mathematics
6 + 1 Traits of WritingRuth CulhamThis book contains all the tools you need to assess student writing for the traits and plan instruction. You'll find detailed definitions of each trait, scoring guides, sample student papers with running commentary, and focus lessons and activities.Writing
8th Habit From Effectiveness to Greatness Stephen R. Covey The 8th Habit is the answer to the soul's yearning for greatness, the organization's imperative for significance and superior results, and humanity's search for its "voice". You will enjoy these CD's. Staff Development/DVD
9 Professional Conversations to Change Our Schools: A Dashboard of OptionsWilliam A. Sommers and Diane P. ZimmermanNine Professional Conversations to Change Our Schools is a framework for revitalizing the art of the professional conversation. It guides educators through structures for collaboration, grants access to vast storehouses of applied wisdom, and facilitates a consensual knowledge base for standards of excellence.Leadership
A Call to Creativity: Writing, Reading, and Inspiring Students in an Age of StandardizationLuke ReynoldsIn this age of standardization, many English teachers are unsure about how to incorporate creative writing and thinking into their classroom. In a fresh new voice, Luke Reynolds emphasizes that "creativity in our lives as teachers and in the lives of our students is one of our most vital needs in the 21st century." Based on his own journey as an English teacher, this book is a practical guide that shows teachers how they can encourage and support students' creativity in the English/language arts classroom. The book offers both the inspiration and practical steps teachers need to engage their students through a variety of hands-on projects and worksheets that can be used immediately to insert creativity into any standards-based curriculum.Writing
A Close Look at Close Reading, Teaching Students to Analyze Complex Texts (Grades 6-12)Barbara Moss, Diane Lapp, Maria Grant, and Kelly JohnsonThis book explores text complexity, the process and purpose of close reading, how to plan, teach, and manage close reading sessions, and how to assess close reading and help all students.Writing
A Close Look at Close Reading, Teaching Students to Analyze Complex Texts (Grades K-5)Diane Lapp, Barbara Moss, Maria Grant, and Kelly JohnsonThis book explores text complexity, the process and purpose of close reading in the elementary grades, how to plan, teach, and manage close reading sessions, and how to assess close reading and help all students.Writing
A Framework for K-12 Science Education National Research Council of the National Academies The Framework outlines a broad set of expectations for students in science and engineering in grades K-12. it is intended to inform the development of new standards for K-12 science education and, subsequently, revisions to curriculum, instruction, assessment, and professional development. Science
A Handbook for the Art and Science of TeachingRobert J. Marzano and John L. BrownThe strategies in this book provide a thorough grounding in the "science" of teaching. How a teacher chooses to implement them constitutes the "art" of teaching. Both elements are necessary for improving student achievement and creating successful schools. For anyone committed to developing a wide range of teaching skills, this handbook is a welcome road map to best practices. This is a companion volume to Marzano's The Art and Science of Teaching.Teaching Strategies
A More Beautiful QuestionWarren BergerWarren Berger shows that one of the most powerful forces for igniting change in business and in our daily lives is a simple, underappreciated tool - one that has been available to us since childhood. Questioning - deeply, imaginatively, "beautifully" - can help us identify and solve problems, come up with game-changing ideas, and pursue fresh opportunities. (2 copies)Leadership
A Parent's Guide to Working with TeachersNational Professional Resources, Inc.A key factor in students' success in school is a close working relationship between the most important authority figures in their life: parents and teachers. This guide offers specific strategies you can use to create this kind of positive relationship with your child's teacher and make school a rewarding experience for all involved.Professional Development
A Practical Guide to Mentoring, Coaching, and Peer-networkingChristopher Rhodes, Michael Stokes, and Geoff HamptonWritten for staff in schools and colleges, this book offers the challenge and support necessary for you to understand, analyze and adopt coaching, mentoring and peer-networking mechanisms as an essential part of the development of professional learning within your own organization. Drawing on the national strategy for professional development, it emphasizes the importance of learning with and from other colleagues, helping your organization to become a professional learning community and supporting the drive to raise standards and attainment.Mentoring
About Teaching Mathematics, A K-8 ResourceMarilyn BurnsIn this third edition, an entirely new section, "Questions Teachers Ask," addresses teachers' pedagogical questions about classroom management and instructional issues. From the many questions that Marilyn has received over the years, she selected those with the greatest appeal and that span the grades--from a first-grade teacher's query about students using their fingers to add and subtract to a middle school teacher's request for help with supporting group work in the classroom.Mathematics
Academic Conversations, Classroom Talk That Fosters Critical Thinking and Content UnderstandingsJeff Zwiers and Marie CrawfordWhere would we be without conversation? Throughout history, conversations have allowed us to see different perspectives, build ideas, and solve problems. Conversations, particularly those referred to in this book as academic conversations, push students to think and learn in lasting ways. Academic conversations are back-and-forth dialogues in which students focus on a topic and explore it by building, challenging, and negotiating relevant ideas. (2 copies)Teaching Strategies
Accessible Mathematics--10 Instructional Shifts that Raise Student AchievementSteven LeinwandIn this book the author focuses on the crucial issue of classroom instruction. He scours the research and visits highly effective classrooms for practical examples of small adjustments to your teaching that lead to deeper student learning in math. Some of his 10 classroom-tested teaching shifts may surprise you and others will validate your thinking. But all of them will improve your students' performance.Mathematics
Accountability for Learning Douglas Reeves The book explains how to build a student-centered accountability system by examining key indicators in teaching, leadership, curriculum, and parent and community involvement. (2 copies) Professional Development
Accountability in Action Douglas B. Reeves A practical, step-by-step, guide to creation of a comprehensive accountability system. This book provides a bridge between standards implementation and the systems that will help schools assess the effectiveness of their efforts. It also helps school leaders determine which programs and services result in high students achievement. (2 copies) Assessment
Achieving Fluency: Special Education and MathematicsNCTMThis book is an "all in one," giving both general and special educators a condensed, concise best-practices manual for mathematics instruction. The book addresses content and pedagogical knowledge, as well as an overall understanding of the teaching and learning process for mathematics instruction, including planning, teaching, assessing, and responding to students' needs.Mathematics
Achieving Scientific Literacy: From Purposes to Practices Rodger W. Bybee This book offers a broad vision for improving science education that is at times historical and philosophical but also concrete and practical. The book extends and elaborates on several themes including a clarification of scientific literacy, a systemic perspective on reform, a standards-based approach to improving science education, and an emphasis on science teaching and student learning. Science
Action Research for Teachers Joanne M. Arhar, Mary Louise Holly, and Wendy C. Kasten Action research implies an orientation to research, a form of professional practice, a research process, and for teachers, a reflective way of teaching. Teachers who ask questions of their practice are engaging in reflective practice. They are following the same kind of cyclical process that characterizes action research. They are using professional (informed) eyes to observe their own practice; they are facing the challenges they meet with action and analysis. Student Achievement
Action Safety Sharon Parsons This children's book is about the activities and sports we enjoy that involve movement. Reading in the Primary Grades
Activating the Desire to Learn Bob Sullo Veteran educator Bob Sullo shows how to apply lessons from the research on motivation in the classroom. Professional Development
Activity Schedules for Children with AutismLynn E. McClannahan, Ph.D. and Patricia J. Krantz, Ph.D.Activity schedules--simple, yet revolutionary teaching tools--enable children with autism to accomplish activities with greatly reduced adult supervision. An activity schedule is a set of pictures or words that cues a child to engage in a sequence of activities. When activity schedules are mastered, children are more self-directed and purposeful in their home, school, and leisure activities--doing puzzles, interacting with classmates, and preparing food with minimal assistance from adults.Diverse Learners
ADD/ADHD Alternatives in the Classroom Thomas Armstrong In this book, Armstrong urges parents and educators to look at the positive aspects of learners who may carry the ADD/ADHD label. Are they bursting with energy? Are intensely creative? Do they enjoy hands-on-learning? We need to look beyond a “deficit” approach and embrace the more holistic view of the learner that includes teaching to their multiple intelligence learning style. Diverse Learners
Adding it UpNational Research Council and Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
Adding It Up explores how students in pre-K through 8th grade learn mathematics and recommends how teaching, curricula, and teacher education should change to improve mathematics learning during these critical years.

The committee identifies five interdependent components of mathematical proficiency and describes how students develop this proficiency. With examples and illustrations, the book presents a portrait of mathematics learning.
Administrator's Guide: Interpreting the Common Core State Standards to Improve Mathematics EducationNCTMFocusing on similarities between these new standards and those outlined in NCTM's influential Principles and Standards for School Mathematics, this handbook efficiently highlights reasoning processes that are essential in any high-quality mathematics program. Students who know these processes are set to "do math" in any context, real or abstract.Mathematics
Adolescent Literacy: Turning Promise into PracticeKylene Beers, Robert E. Probst and Linda RiefIn Adolescent Literacy renowned educators Kylene Beers, Bob Probst, and Linda Rief lead twenty-eight of the most important and widely read educators across the country in a conversation about where we are in the teaching of literacy to adolescents and how best to move forward. From researchers to classroom teachers, from long-treasured voices to important new members of the education community, Adolescent Literacy includes the thoughts of central figures in the field today.Literacy
Agents of Change: How Content Coaching Transforms Teaching & LearningLucy West and Antonia CameronAgents of Change provides coaches, administrators, and teacher leaders with specific techniques, tools, and strategies for working with individual classroom teachers to plan and co-teach lessons, reflect on them afterward, and find evidence of student learning.Teaching Strategies
Alexander, Who Used to Be Rich Last Sunday Judith Viorst Readers of all ages will be delighted by this picture book. Reading in the Primary Grades
All Hands on Deck, Math Games Using Cards and DiceJoanne Currah, Jane Felling, and Cheryl MacDonaldThe child-centered games included were created for use in the regular and special needs classroom, as well as in the home. The games format allows adults to observe and evaluate the thinking strategies and problem-solving strategies the children are using. The games included in this book create situations where children have opportunities to discover math concepts. The learning is self and peer directed.Mathematics
Anno's Magic Seeds Mitsumasa Anno This children's book tells the story of a gift from a wizard that makes Jack's fortune grow by ones and two, threes and fours, and then faster, challenging you to keep track of his riches. Mathematics
Anno's Mysterious Multiplying Jar Masaichiro and Mitsumasa Anno This children's book tells of amazing things happening in a jar. Mathematics
Apprentice in Literacy, Transitions Across Reading and Writing, K-4 Linda J. Dorn and Tammy Jones This book covers all aspects of a balanced literacy program in an integrated manner and showing how all components are differentiated to address the needs of diverse learners. Literacy
Art and Science of Teaching: A Comprehensive Framework for Effective InstructionRobert J. MarzanoThrough classroom instructional strategies should clearly be based on sound science and research, knowing when to use them and with whom is more of an art. In The Art and Science of Teaching: A Comprehensive Framework for Effective Instruction, author Robert J. Marzano presents a model for ensuring quality teaching that balances the necessity of research-based data with the equally vital need to understand the strengths and weaknesses of individual students.Teaching Strategies
Art of Classroom Inquiry Ruth Shagoury Hubbard and Brenda Miller Power “The Art of Classroom Inquiry shows teachers how they can carefully and systematically pursue their wonderings through research. This is the first handbook published specifically for teacher-researchers with their needs and strengths in mind.” (3 copies)Professional Development
Art of Great Training Delivery Jean Barbazette This book is designed to help trainers move their training and facilitation skills to the next level of performance. Staff Development
Art of Slow ReadingThomas NewkirkTom Newkirk's call to appreciate the value of slow reading is both timely and important, especially in an era when skimming and click-and-go reading have become the norm for our students. Newkirk reminds us that our deepest reading pleasures are often found when we slow down and pay close attention, and this book clearly demonstrates how slow reading deepens the thinking of both teachers and students. (Kelly Gallagher, author of Readicide)Reading
Art of Teaching Reading Lucy Calkins The Art of Teaching Reading is widely encompassing, providing teachers with the companionship and guidance they need in order to approach each of the components of their reading curriculum - independent reading, guided reading, book talks, word study, reading aloud, with new clarity and direction. (2 copies)Reading
Art of Teaching Writing, New Edition Lucy McCormick Calkins This book has new chapters on assessment, thematic studies, writing throughout the day, reading-writing relationships, publication, curriculum development, non-fiction writing and home/school connections. (2 copies) Writing
Asking Better Questions Norah Morgan and Juliana Saxton Good questions lead to better learning. This comprehensive analysis of teaching, questioning, and learning shows teaches how to give students more opportunities to ask questions and develop their questioning. Student Achievement
Assertive Discipline Lee Canter and Marlene Canter Assertive Discipline, Lee Canter and Marlene Canter present convincing arguments as to why building positive relationships with students is so vital to our success and provide concrete suggestions for developing an effective classroom management plan and dealing with difficult students. Student Achievement
Assessing Early Literacy J. Richard Gentry, Ph.D. This is a three part DVD that shows you how one simple diagnostic test can reveal any student's progress through the phases of early literacy. (2 copies)Literacy/DVD
Assessing Impact Evaluating Staff Development Joellen Killion The author shares what she learned and offers ideas and suggestions for conducting practitioner-based evaluations of staff development.Staff Development
Assessing Reading, Multiple Measure for Kindergarten Through 8th Bill and Diamond Honig This is a collection of assessments for the comprehensive monitoring of reading skill development. Assessment
Assessment and Student Success in a Differentiated ClassroomCarol Ann Tomlinson and Tonya R. MoonAfter discussing differentiation in general, the authors focus on how differentiation applies to various forms of assessment--pre-assessment, formative assessment, and summative assessment--and to grading and report cards. Readers learn how differentiated assessment can increase student interest and motivation; clarify teachers' understanding about what is most important to teach; enhance students' and teachers' belief in student learning capacity; and help teachers understand their students' individual similarities and differences so they can reach more students, more effectively.Differentiated Learning
Assessment for 21st Century Learning, 21st Century Assessment Principles and PracticesASCD This DVD investigates 21st century assessment principles and practices. It looks at how schools use digital portfolios to track and assess student progress toward learning goals. Assessment/DVD
Assessment for 21st Century Learning, The Case for 21st Century Learning and Assessment ASCD In this DVD, Jay McTighe and other assessment experts make the case that traditional learning and assessment no longer meet the needs of today's students. Assessment/DVD
Assessment for 21st Century Learning, Transforming the 21st Century Learning Organization ASCD This DVD explores how schools can begin to create and implement a true K-12 curriculum that is vertical aligned and appropriately spiraling while focused on 21st century learning, and how to create a and use a technology infrastructure. Assessment/DVD
Assessment in the Learning Organization--Shifting the ParadigmEdited by Arthur L. Costa and Bena KallickYou will find the editors have assembled a collection of writings by outstanding educators who have taken up the challenge of improving assessment in their schools. This book not only provides practical examples of ways to immediately improve assessment in your own classroom, school, or district, it also explains the theories on which you can build your own effort to continually improve assessment processes--and thus make your school a true learning organization.Assessment
Assignments Matter, Making the Connections that Help Students Meet Standards Eleanor Dougherty This book explains the critical differences among "assignments," "activities," and "assessments" and thoroughly describes the key elements of an assignment: prompts, rubrics, products, and instructional plans. (2 copies)Common Core
Asteroid Impact Adventure Engineering This binder contains 8 lessons of earth science curricular units where student teams are posed with the scenario that an asteroid will impact earth. They must develop an engineering design solution that includes the location and size of underground caverns to save the people from the uninhabitable earth surface for one year. Science
Asteroids Deadly Impact National Geographic Asteroids and comets: Every year, millions of these "stray bullets" streak through the skies, and tons of small meteorites strike our planet. This DVD features an interactive quiz. Science/DVD
Astonishing Curriculum – Integrating Science and Humanities through Language Stephen Tchudi, Editor “This book delves into the possibilities of interdisciplinary learning and integrated curriculum through the structuring and expressive powers of language. Teachers will find writers from every level who favor hands-on, inquiry-centered, holistic, and discovery learning.” Science
At Work in the Differentiated ClassroomASCDThis DVD and facilitator's guide is designed to help teachers (1) develop additional images of how classrooms function when they have a goal of flexible teaching and learning with the purpose of reaching every learner, (2) reflect on the "big picture" of differentiation in order to develop a sharper sense of how teachers plan for academic diversity over time and how students work in a differentiated classroom over time, (3) develop a broader repertoire of management strategies for guiding a flexible and differentiated classroom, (4) reflect on the role of the teacher in a student-centered and differentiated classroom, and (5) reflect on their own beliefs and practices related to academically diverse learners.Differentiated Learning/DVD
Authentic Learning in the Digital Age: Engaging Students Through InquiryLarissa PahomovHow can you create an authentic learning environment--one where students ask questions, do research, and explore subjects that fascinate them--in today's standards-driven atmosphere? The author outlines a framework for learning structured around five core values. The framework is a guide, not a prescription, and middle and high school teachers can use it to structure whatever content and skills their current school or district requires.Teaching Strategies
Authentic Learning in the Digital Age: Engaging Students Through InquiryLarissa PahomovHow can you create an authentic learning environment--one where students ask questions, do research, and explore subjects that fascinate them--in today's standards-driven atmosphere? The author outlines a framework for learning structured around five core values. The framework is a guide, not a prescription, and middle and high school teachers can use it to structure whatever content and skills their current school or district requires.Technology
Awakening the Sleeping Giant, Helping Teachers Develop as Leaders Marilyn Katzenmeyer and Gayle Moller As the importance of teacher leaders continues to grow, the demand for new information and new inspiration on teacher leadership grows as well. Updated research, fresh examples, and the insights of over 5,000 teacher leaders have produced a revitalized edition of this definitive work on teacher leadership, including defining teacher leadership, garnering support for teacher leadership, developing teacher leaders, honoring the uniqueness of teacher leaders, building a culture that supports teacher leadership, providing time, and anticipating the future. Leadership
Background Knowledge--The Missing Piece of the Comprehension PuzzleDouglas Fisher and Nancy FreyThe authors help you develop lasting subject-area understanding with ideas for modeling, guided practice, productive group work, and independent work that effectively engage adolescents.Teaching Strategies
Balance Assessment from Formative to SummativeKay Burke"Balanced assessment" means integrating both formative and summative assessments seamlessly into instruction. This book makes clear that the distinction between the two types of assessment is not as rigid as many people believe. In fact, the same assessment can be both formative and summative, depending on its timing and purpose. Formative assessments are administered frequently during a learning segment to provide feedback to both teachers and students about concepts and skills that students are having difficulty understanding or mastering. This feedback helps teachers modify and differentiate their instruction to help all students meet the standard. Summative assessments are administered at the end of a learning segment and are the final opportunity for students to demonstrate proficiency.Assessment
Ball Todd Whitaker This refreshing story is a reminder that goals, passion, and the simple truths of your pursuit are the most successful organization, and should be its enduring architecture. A DVD is also included. Professional Development
Basic Reading Inventory Jerry L. Johns This book provides pre-primer through grade twelve and early literacy assessments. Assessment
Beatrix Potter Rosie McCormick This book tells how a love for animals caused Beatrix Potter to draw pictures and write stories. Reading in the Primary Grades
Because Digital Writing Matters National Writing Project and Danielle Nicole DeVoss, Elyse Eidman-Aadahl, and Troy Hicks This book offers proven strategies to equip students with the communications Writing
Because Writing Matters National Writing Project and Carl Nagin This is a reader-friendly book that reviews what we know about written language and that explains clearly how that knowledge can be used to build effective programs for teaching writing. (2 copies) Writing
Become Who You Were Born To Be Brian Souza This book is a blueprint for discovering your unique gift and using it to realize your personal and professional potential. Professional Development
Becoming a Literacy Leader: Supporting Learning and ChangeJennifer Allen with Foreword by Franki Sibberson and Karen SzymusiakThis new edition is a thoughtful, reflective evolution of the author's work as she rethinks how her identity and role as a literacy leader has evolved in the ten years since she wrote the first edition. Jennifer Allen focuses on three ideas to describe her work: the concept of layered leadership, shared experiences in making meaning together, and the importance of rowing in the same direction as a school community.Literacy
Becoming the Math Teacher You Wish You'd Had: Ideas and Strategies from Vibrant ClassroomsTracy Johnston ZagerWhile mathematicians describe mathematics as playful, beautiful, creative, and captivating, many students describe math class as boring, stressful, useless, and humiliating. In Becoming the Math Teacher You Wish You’d Had, Tracy Zager helps teachers close this gap by making math class more like mathematics.

Tracy spent years with highly skilled math teachers in a diverse range of settings and grades. You’ll find this book jam-packed with new thinking from these vibrant classrooms. You’ll grapple with big ideas: How is taking risks inherent to mathematics? How do mathematicians balance intuition and proof? How can teachers value both productive mistakes and precision? You’ll also find dozens of practical teaching techniques you can try in your classroom right away—strategies to stimulate students to connect ideas; rich tasks that encourage students to wonder, generalize, conjecture, and persevere; routines to teach students how to collaborate.

All teachers can move toward increasingly authentic, delightful, robust mathematics teaching and learning for themselves and their students. This important book helps us develop instructional techniques that will make the math classes we teach so much better than the math classes we took.
Beginning to Read and the Spin Doctors of Science, The Political Campaign to Change America’s Mind about How Children Learn to Read Denny Taylor “The contention that phonemic awareness must be taught directly and that children need explicit systematic instruction in phonics is less of a scientific “fact” than an exercise in political persuasion. Beginning to Read…is the story of the political campaign that is taking place to change the minds of Americans about how young children learn to read.” Science
Beginning to Read, Thinking and Learning About Print Marilyn Jager Adams This reconciles the debate that has divided theorists for decades over the “right” way to help children learn to read. Drawing on a rich array of research on the nature and development of reading proficiency, Adams shows educators that they need not remain trapped in the phonics versus teaching-for-meaning dilemma. She proposes that phonics can work together with the whole language approach to teaching reading and provides an integrated treatment of the knowledge and process involved in skillful reading, the issues surrounding their acquisitions, and the implications for reading instruction. Reading in the Primary Grades
Being an Effective Mentor, How to Help Beginning Teachers Succeed Kathleen Feeney Jonson Experienced teachers and administrators know how important it is to give beginning teachers the support and advice they need. This incredibly straightforward and useful guide will help mentor teachers to develop effective mentoring strategies including how to provide direct assistance, demonstration teaching, observation and feedback, informal contact, and role modeling. Mentoring
Best Practice, Bringing Standards to Life in America's Classroom Steven Zemelman, Harvey "Smokey" Daniels, and Arthur Hyde This is the ultimate guide to teaching excellence. The authors invite you to greet today's educational challenges with a framework of seven Best Practice structures and cutting-edge implementation strategies that are proven across the grades and subject areas. BP4 creates common ground for teachers, leaders, and principals by recommending practices drawn from the latest scientific research, professional consensus, and the innovative classrooms of exemplary teachers. This also includes a DVD companion to Watching the Seven Structures That Create Exemplary Classrooms. Teaching Strategies/DVD
Best Practice: Bringing Standards to Life in America's Classrooms Steven Zemelman, Harvey "Smokey" Daniels, and Arthur Hyde This is the ultimate guide to teaching excellence. The authors invite you to greet today's educational challenges with a framework of seven Best Practice structures and cutting-edge implementation strategies that are proven across the grades and subject areas. BP4 creates common ground for teachers, leaders, and principals by recommending practices drawn from the latest scientific research, professional consensus, and the innovative classrooms of exemplary teachers. This also includes a DVD companion to Watching the Seven Structures That Create Exemplary Classrooms. Teaching Strategies
Best Practices in Literacy Instruction Linda B. Gambrell, Lesley Mandel Morrow, Susan B. Neuman, and Michael Pressley, Editors “Recent school reform efforts have emphasized the need for higher literacy standards in schools across the country. Offering practical guidance for literacy educators, curriculum development specialists, and other education professionals and policy makers, this volume considers how we can effectively improve quality and content of reading and writing instruction." ( 2 copies)Literacy
Best Schools Thomas Armstrong The author urges educators to leave narrow definitions of learning behind and return to the great thinkers of the past 100 years. This book highlights examples of educational programs that are honoring students' differences. Professional Development
Better Beginning Marge Scherer This book lays out the fundamentals for helping new teachers succeed in schools. Each section features thoughtful chapters from educational leaders. The author outlines how best to develop professionals rather than simply induct new teachers into the profession. Mentoring
Better Than Carrots Or Sticks - Restorative Practices for Positive Classroom ManagementDominique Smith, Douglas Fisher, and Nancy FreyThis book provides a practical blueprint for creating a cooperative and respectful classroom climate in which students and teachers work through behavioral issues together.Teaching Strategies
Beyond the RTI Pyramid--Solutions for the First Years of ImplementationWilliam N. BenderUsing accessible, direct language, Beyond the RTI Pyramid: Solutions for the First Years of Implementation addresses the need to deepen RTI efforts based on practical implementation issues and emerging research. Both RTI novices and veterans will gain useful solutions to meet the learning needs of every student.Diverse Learners
Big Lessons from Small Writers Lucy Calkins and the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project Community This DVD contains 2 hours of mini lessons, conferences, and whole class shares. (2 copies) Writing/DVD
Big Picture Dennis Littky Here, you'll find a moving account of just what is possible in education, with many of the examples drawn from the Metropolitan Regional Career and Technical Center in Providence, Rhode Island--a diverse public high school with the highest rates of attendance and college acceptance in the state. Professional Development
Big Picture: Education Is Everyone’s Business Dennis Littky with Samantha Grabelle What is the purpose of education? What kind of people do we want our children to grow up to be? How can we design schools so that students will acquire the skills they’ll need to live fulfilled and productive lives? These are just a few of the questions that renowned educator Dennis Littky explores in this book. Student Achievement
Bird by Bird, Some Instructions on Writing and Life Anne Lamott This is a book that guides you through the writer's world and its treacherous swamps. Writing
Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms Will Richardson This book brings teachers a bold vision and on-the-ground Monday morning practicality. It will move educators to think differently about technology's potential for strengthening students' critical thinking, writing, reflection, and interactive learning. Technology
Book Buddies: A Tutoring Framework for Struggling ReadersFrancine R Johnston, Marcia Invernizzi, Connie Juel, and Donna Lewis-WagnerThis popular, practical resource provides guidelines for setting up a successful tutorial program in grades K-3 and presents a field-tested lesson format for individualized instruction. Clear explanations and examples demonstrate how to use the book's wealth of activities and exercises to assess students and build specific reading, writing, and spelling skills. Adding greatly to the second edition's utility is an included 70-minute DVD depicting sample sessions with a beginning reader and a late beginning reader. (3 copies)Reading in the Primary Grades