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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. 
Academic Conversations, Classroom Talk That Fosters Critical Thinking and Content Understandings Jeff Zwiers and Marie Crawford Where 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 dialogies in which students focus on a topic and explore it by building, challenging, and negotiating relevant ideas. 
Art and Science of Teaching: A Comprehensive Framework for Effective Instruction Robert J. Marzano Through 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 rsearch-based data with the equally vital need to understand the strengths and weaknesses of individual students. 
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. 
Brain Rules--12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School John Medina In Brain Rules, molecular biologist John Medina shares his lifelong interest in how the brain sciences might influence the way we teach our children and the way we work. In each chapter, he describes a Brain Rule –what scientists know for sure about how our brains work-and then offers transformative ideas for our daily lives.  
Classroom Habitudes, Teaching Habits and Attitudes for 21st Century Learning Angela Maiers Habitudes are the thinking problem-solving, innovation, and creativity skills critical to student learning and academic success. The author offers teachers activities, tools, and strategies to create scaffolded interactive lessons that appeal to 21st century learners. 
Classroom Instruction That Works, Facilitator's Manual McRel This guide will provide key information about nine categories of instructional strategies that are highly likely to increase student achievement. (2 copies) 
Classroom Instruction That Works, Participant's Manual McRel In this guide you will learn about nine categories of instructional strategies that are highly likely to increase student achievement. (2 copies) 
Classroom Managment That Works Robert J. Marzano How does classroom management affect student achievement? What techniques do teachers find most effective? Marzano and his coauthors, Jana S. Marzano and Debra J. Pickering, provide real stories of teachers and students in classroom situations to help illustrate how the action steps for implementing specific management strategies can be used successfully in different situations. (2 copies) 
Classrooms That Work They Can All Read and Write (3rd Edition) Patricia Cunningham and Richard Allington Subjects include: "what works", the critical component of high quality classroom instruction, successful strategies for supporting and guiding children's reading and writing, a variety of activities that teachers can use to increase children's coding and spelling fluency, a model of how to achieve coherence and balance in a classroom, and larger school and social issues that impinge on literacy for all. (2 copies) 
Coaching Classroom Instruction Robert Marzano and Julia Simms This book demonstrates the importance of coaching--an essential component in effective teaching. The authors, along with their colleagues, guide coaches in giving targeted feedback to teachers and identify specific steps that teachers can take to improve their knowledge and skill. 
Comprehension and Collaboration, Inquiry Circles Stephanie Harvey and Harvey Daniels It is a guide for teachers who want to realize the benefits of well-structured, engaging, cross-curricular projects. This book also comes with two other guides; Inquiry Circles in Elementary Classrooms and Inquiry Circles in Middle and High School Classrooms. (There is a DVD for this as well.) 
Cooperative Learning Dr. Spencer Kagan In this book, the structures are grouped by function; the chapters contain structures with common objectives. In ordering structure within chapters, when other considerations have not prevailed, the author has begun with the simplest structures. 
Creating an Inclusive School Richard A. Villa and Jacqueline S. Thousand, Editors This book is a comprehensive resource on inclusive schooling--including children and youth with disabilities in general education classrooms. 
Curriculum Design and Development David Pratt This book outlines the curriculum decisions confronting educators, starting with the consideration of significant human needs and ending with the implementation of curriculum innovation in the classroom. 
Daily Spark: Critical Thinking Spark Publishing Spark your students' interest and enhance their critical thinking skills with these quick, fun exercises. 
Fall Down 7 Times, Get Up 8--Teaching Kids to Succeed Debbie Silver This reader-friendly guide's examples presented in dialogue and vignettes demonstrate what to say when giving feedback to students. Also included is a discussion guide for teacher leaders. Teachers, parents, and other student advocates will find helpful strategies for helping students learn to solve problems, take risks, and pursue success with confidence. 
Flip Your Classroom Jonathan Bergmann and Aaron Sams Learn what a flipped classroom is and why it works, and get the information you need to flip your own classroom. You'll also learn the flipped mastery model, where students learn at their own pace. 
Getting to Got It! Betty K. Garner In this book, Betty K. Garner focuses on why students struggle and what teachers can do to help them become self-directed learners. 
Habits of Mind Across the Curriculum Arthur L. Costa and Bena Kallick The authors present this collection of stories by educators around the world who have successfully implemented the habints in their day-to-day teaching in K-12 classrooms. The collective wisdom and experience of these thoughtful practitioners provide readers with insight into the transdisciplinary nature of the 16 Habits of Mind as well as model lessons and suggestions for weaving the habits into daily instruction in language arts, music, physical education, social studies, math, foreign language, and other content areas. 
Handbook for Classroom Instruction that Works Howard Pitler and Bj Stone This new edition will help you explore and refine your use of the teaching strategies from the 2nd edition of Classroom Instruction That Works. This handbook is designed to help you begin using effective instructional strategies immediately. 
Handbook for Qualities of Effective Teachers  James H. Stronge, Pamela D. Tucker, and Jennifer L. Hindman  You will find numerous strategies for examining the practice of teaching, helping teachers improve their skills, and establishing an environment that supports good teaching.  
Intervention Strategies to Follow Informal Reading Inventory Assessment JoAnne Schudt Caldwell and Lauren Leslie Today teachers need valid research-based measures for reading improvement, assessments to determine students' reading abilities, and intervention strategies to guide students back on track. 
In There with the Kids--Crafting Lessons that Connect with Students David Kobrin This book presents the parallel working lives of two teachers, elementary teacher Hilary Coles and high school teacher Mel Stainko. We see these teachers (composites drawn from the author's experience and observation in schools) as they plan lessons, interact with students, reflect on what happens in the classroom, and try always to do better. 
Linking Teacher Evaluation and Student Learning Pamela D. Tucker and James H. Stronge The researchers show that including measures of student achievement in teacher evaluations can help schools focus their efforts to meet higher standards. You'll see how four school systems have built such measures into their evaluation programs in these distinct ways: documenting how desired learning outcomes translated into actual student learning; tracking progress on key content standards; setting annual quantifiable goals for students' academic progress; and analyzing changes in students' achievement test scores. 
Living with Uncertainty, the Messy Reality of Classroom Practice Curt Dudley-Marling “Living with Uncertainty contributes to our understanding of what it means to teach, offering new insights into teaching and teacher identity. Unlike the idealized teaching models that dominate research, this candid account illustrates the complicated realities of classroom practice.” 
Make Just One Change: Teach Students to Ask Their Own Questions Dan Rothstein and Luz Santana As the title of this book indicates, Dan Rothstein and Luz Santana believe that education can be transformed if students, rather than teachers, assume responsibility for posing questions. This idea may sound simple, but it is both complex and radical: complex, in that formulating good, generative questions, and being prepared to work toward satisfactory answers, is hardly a simple undertaking; and radical, in the sense that an apparently easy move can bring about a Copernican revolution in the atmosphere of the classroom and the dynamics of learning. 
Making Connections, Teaching and the Human Brain Renate Nummela Caine and Geoffrey Caine "This book is for educators and others who know that schools must change. The book contributes to this knowledge base by focusing on information from the neurosciences that can help educators understand their role more than fully." 
Making Thinking Visible: How to Promote Engagement, Understanding, and Independence for All Learners Ron Ritchhart, March Church, and Karin Morrison Making Thinking Visible offers educators research-based solutions for creating just such cultures of thinking. This innovative book unravels the mysteries of thinking and its connection to understanding and engagement. It then takes readers inside diverse learning environments to show how thinking can be made visible at any grade level and across all subject areas through the use of effective questioning, listening, documentation, and facilitative structures called thinking routines. 
Mind At A Time Mel Levine, M.D. Dr. Levine shows parents and those who care for children how to identify these individual learning patterns, explaining how they can strengthen a child's abilitites and either bypass or help overcome the child's weaknesses, producing positive results instead of repeated frustration and failure. 
Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom Thomas Armstrong The author describes how educators can bring Howard Gardner's theory of multiple intelligences into the classroom every day. 
Never Work Harder Than Your Students Robyn R. Jackson Robyn Jackson makes a radical assertion: Any teacher can become a master teacher by developing a master teacher mindset. The master teacher mindset can be achieved by rigorously applying seven principles to your teaching until they become your automatic response to students in the classroom. 
New Basics, Education and the Future of Work in the Telematic Age David Thornburg This book provides an in-depth discussion of the skills necessary for professional success in the coming years along with strategies on how best to teach them in the classroom. Filled to capacity with visionary observations, practical suggestions for innovative instruction, and engaging discussions of the historical precedents for remodeled curriculum, this book is essential for those seeking to address the pressing issues of the new millennium. 
On Being A Teacher, The Human Dimension Jeffrey A Kottler and Stanley J. Zehm The single most important factor in teacher effectiveness is a unique style of interacting with students. Most teaching texts and manuals focus on the mechanics of instruction not the essence of what it means to be a great teacher. This second edition shows teachers how to gain added attention, respect, and devotion from their students. Plus, it features the latest thinking and key sections designed for both pre-service and veteran instructors. On Being a Teacher encourages readers to consciously build the personal and professional characteristics of the kind of teachers they want to be and access more of their own humanity, compassion, and creativity. 
Origins of Intellect, Piaget’s Theory John L. Phillips Jr. Here is a self-contained general summary of Piaget’s theory written at a relatively non-technical level. It is suitable for use in a variety of courses in psychology and education-child psychology, child development, educational psychology, psychological systems, general psychology, and others. It will also interest professionals and educated laymen as a timely exposition of ideas. 
Overcoming Textbook Fatigue ReLeah Cossett Lent This is an example-packed book that shows how educators can reclaim the curriculum by shifting the textbook from sole sources to resource. The author gives advice on using Common Core State Standards throughout the school and in the classroom. 
Performance Standards, Authentic Learning Allan A. Glatthorn This practical guide for classroom teachers demonstrates how to implement a standards-based curriculum, develop performance tasks, teach to those tasks, and provide students with authentic learning. 
Star Teachers of Children in Poverty Martin Haberman Whether you are beginning your career or completing 25 years of service in teaching, there is much to be gained by reading this book. You will be captivated by the responses of star teachers to the Haberman interviews, challenged by his views on the state of U. S. education, and feel the pride these teachers exude as they relate their classroom success stories. It is impossible to be a spectator as you read this book; you must be a player. 
Strategies to Engage the Mind of the Learner Rachel Billmeyer This book is organized into four major areas: a ratioinale for developing strategic learners, principles of learning, descriptions of classroom strategies for teacher use and black line masters for selected strategies. 
Teacher Talk Talk Talk Talk Talk Talk--What It Really Means Chick Moorman and Nancy Weber This is a treasury of practical ideas for teachers. Learn strategies to help your students become more productive and self-reliant. Improve your teaching skills and build mutually respectful relationships with your students. Learn language patterns that motivate students to become confident and caring. 
Teach With Your Strengths Rosanne Liesveld and Jo Ann Miller with Jennifer Robison In this book, you'll hear from great teachers, many of whom reveal their unorthodox--and be sure to be controversial--approaches. You'll gain key insights gleaned from 40 years of research into great teaching. And, you'll take an online assessment that reveals your Signature Themes of talent. 
The R Rules--A Guide for Teens to Identify and Build Resources Elizabeth W. Souther The R Rules is full of information and activities to: identify, develop, and access individual and community resources; explore economic issues and their relationship to earning and learning; recognize and use patterns to predict, problem-solve, and plan; and inform young leaders to make a positive difference in their world. (with facilitator guide) 
The Talent Code--Greatness Isn’t Born. It’s Grown. Here’s How. Daniel Coyle What is the secret of talent? How do we unlock it? In this groundbreaking work, journalist and New York Times bestselling author Daniel Coyle provides parents, teachers, coaches, business people and everyone else with tools they can use to maximize potential in themselves and others. 
Time Saving Tips for Teachers Joanne C. Strohmer and Clare Carhart Today's teachers are required to do more with limited resources. The authors, who are experienced teachers, show you how to get more done in less time and how to change some attitudes that get in the way of a healthy, happy life. These new ideas and attitudes will help you enjoy your profession more and increase your leisure time. 
Transforming Schools, Creating A Culture of Continuous Improvement Allison Zmuda, Robert Kuklis, and Everett Kline How can a school become a place where all members of the staff are learning, growing, and working to increase student achievement? The answer lies in systems thinking and a focus on continuous improvement, two concepts that can transform staff development from something that people merely tolerate to something that they actively pursue to create lasting improvements in teaching and learning. (2 copies) 
Understanding by Design, Expanded 2nd Edition Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe Combining provocative ideas, thoughtful analysis, and tested approaches, this book offers teacher-designers a clear path to the creation of curriculum that ensures better learning and a more stimulating experience for students and teachers alike. (2 copies) 
Understanding by Design, Guide to Creating High-Quality Units Grant Wiggins and Jay McTighe This guide offers instructional modules on the basic concepts and elements of Understanding by Design, the "backward design" approach used by thousands of educators to create curriculum units and assessments that focus on developing students' understanding of important ideas. (2 copies) 
What Principals Need to Know About The Basics of Creating Brain-Compatible Classrooms David A. Sousa This book explores the latest brain research on teaching, learning, and leading. The author guides principals through the major characteristics of brain-compatible cirriculum, instruction, assessment, and leadership. Using this brief and accessible overview of educational neuroscience, school leaders can construct meaningful professional development that enhances teachers' knowledge and skills about brain-compatible learning so they can build successful classrooms for all learners. 
"Why Won't You Just Tell Us the Answer?"--Teaching HIstorical Thinking in Grades 7-12 Bruce A. Lesh Each chapter focuses on a key concept in understanding history and then offers a sample unit on how the concept can be taught. By the end of the book, teachers will have learned how to teach history via a lens of interpretive questions and interrogative evidence that allows both student and teacher to develop evidence-based answers to history's greatest questions. 
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