Professional Library

7-9-2014     I am working to put together a complete list of book titles available from my office for all staff to borrow.  Simply send me an email and I will be happy to deliver the book of your choice directly to you at school. 

Mathematical Mindsets, Jo Boaler/Carol Dweck
Learn the secrets to helping students know that they have VAST mathematics potential and how to instruct in a way that brings that belief to LIFE!

Teach Like a Pirate, Dave Burgess 
Everything you ever wanted to know about presentation as a teacher (hooking the students with your lesson).

Learn Like a PIRATE, Paul Solarz
Empower your students to collaborate, lead, and succeed!

Going Gradeless
1. Hacking Assessment, Starr Sackstein
Learn how to empower students with open dialogue, reflection, and self-evaluation so they become enthusiastic learners who never ask, "What's it worth?"

2. A School Leader's Guide to Standards-Based Grading, Tammy Heflebower, Jan Hoegh, & Phil Warrick
This book offers a reliable framework for analyzing student learning and providing students and stakeholders with effective feedback on student progress.

Instructional Strategies
1. Socratic Circles, Matt Copeland 
Detailed instructional strategies and curriculum design elements that foster critical and creative thinking in middle and high school

2. I Read It, But I Don't Get It, Chris Tovani
Comprehension strategies for adolescent readers

3. Notice & Note, Beers & Probst
Strategies for close reading

4. Oh, Yeah?!, Smith, Wilhelm, and Fredricksen
Putting argument to work both in school and out

5. Nonfiction Notebooks, Aimee Buckner
Strategies for informational writing

6. Conferring, Patrick A. Allen
The keystone of reader's workshop

7.  Creating Strategic Readers, Valerie Ellery
Techniques for supporting rigorous literacy instruction (Grades 1-8)

Common Core:  ELA
1.  Bringing the Common Core to Life in K-8 Classrooms, Eric Jensen and Leann Nickelsen
30 strategies to build literacy skills; content of the book is designed around gradespans K-3 and 4-8; specific strategies organized by zones - one (engage to build basics); two (engage to explore); and three (engage to own).

Common Core:  MA
1.  Bringing the Common Core Math Standards to Life, Yvelyne Germain-McCarthy
Looking into Common Core classrooms across the country, you will see actual examples of teaching problem solving for different learning styles, proportional reasoning, the Pythagorean theorem, measurements, and more.

Common Core:  Vocabulary
1.  Teaching the Critical Vocabulary of the Common Core, Marilee Sprenger
55 words that make or break student understanding and success with the Common Core State Standards along with fun strategies to foster student engagement along the way.

2.  Word Nerds, Overturf, Montgomery & Smith
(Grades K-6)   Takes you inside classrooms in a high-poverty urban school and shows how two teachers implement creative, flexible vocabulary instruction.