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Manufacturer Part Number: CD-104355Updated with fun, colorful pages and engaging art, the best-selling Home Workbooks series is a ...favorite for both parents and teachers! This series offers educational and entertaining activities, puzzles, and games based on academic standards and provides the early learning language arts and math skills children need to be successful in school. An incentive chart and 140 stickers are included. Perfect for home, school, summer breaks, and road trips! 64 full-color pages Read More

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The Ready-Set-Learn series has just what parents want: fun-filled activities to give their children a head start on learning the b...asic skills needed for success in school. The 7 x 9 size is just right for a young child. Colorful stickers provide motivation. An incentive chart highlights the child's progress. A ribbon sticker rewards the child for a job well done. Choose from 56 titles that focus on alphabet, numbers, reading, math, mazes, puzzles, word games, printing, cursive writing and more. Read More

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Mastering Skills takes a fresh approach to the mastery of grade-specific skills. Each book uses a wide range of activities to spar...k students' interest in learning. As students complete the activities, they develop the skills they need to meet academic standards in reading, writing, math, social studies and science.Both teachers and parents can use the books to introduce new concepts, to assess learning and skill development, and to reinforce familiar knowledge. The versatile activities can be used for individual practice, test preparation, or homework assignments. Complete answer keys are provided.The activities target standards in these areas: Read More

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Ready-Set-Learn is designed to help children practice and master a variety of skills, including beginning math, penmanship, readin...g comprehension, and much more. These books can be used to enrich learning, reinforce skills, and provide extra practice. The compact size (7 x 9) allows the books to fit easily in children's hands and backpacks. Each book has a Reward Chart to keep track of a child's progress, an Award Certificate to celebrate a child's efforts, 180 stickers that can be used to decorate pages and to record progress on the Reward Chart, a big blue ribbon sticker that fits perfectly on the Award Certificate, and answer keys where appropriate. Read More

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For both students and teachers, the mission is essential to connect ideas, discern themes and thread skills of various content are...as into a cohesive whole- Yet, the question remains What does integrating the curricula really mean The answers are provided in this updated resource that helps teachers create brain-compatible, learner-centered classrooms and better prepare students for lifelong learning-Based on a four-pronged rationale for using an integrated curriculum including findings from brain-based research, parental concerns, practitioner challenges and student perspectives Robin Fogarty offers ten models that allow teams of teachers to work together to group elements from various content areas into a coherent curriculum that effectively meets standards- The discussion of each model includes- A description of the model- How the model can be applied in the classroom- Benefits and challenges of the model for teaching and learning- Guidelines for when and how to implement the model in the classroom- A wealth of reproducibles to aid implementationHow to Integrate the Curricula offers the support educators need to integrate concepts, skills and attitudes and immerse students in content through self-selected, personally relevant learning experiences-Features- Title - How to Integrate the Curricula- Authored - Robin J- Fogarty- Primary Author Affiliation - Robin Fogarty Associates, Ltd-- Other Author - Brian M- Pete- Binding -, Paperback- Pages - 152- Edition No - Third Edition- Primary Subject Code - Curriculum Design - C12- Year - 2009- Publication Date - 14-Apr-09- Item Weight - 16 oz-About the AuthorRobin Fogarty is president of Robin Fogarty and Associates, Ltd-, an educational publishingconsulting company- A leading proponent of the thoughtful classroom, she has trained educators throughout the world in curriculum, instruction and assessment strategies- Fogarty has taught at all levels, from kindergarten to college, served as an administrator and consulted with state departments and ministries of education in the United States, Puerto Rico, Russia, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Germany, Great Britain, Singapore, Korea and the Netherlands- She has published articles in Educational Leadership, Phi Delta Kappan and the Journal of Staff Development- Fogarty has written How to Differentiate Learning Corwin Press, 2007, Literacy Matters Corwin Press, 2006 and From Staff Room to Classroom Planning and Coaching Professional Learning Corwin Press, 2006- Fogarty received her doctorate in curriculum and human resource development from Loyola University, Chicago-Brian M- Pete is president of The Education Associates, an international consulting firm and cofounder of Robin Fogarty Associates- He has a rich background in professional development and has worked in and videotaped classroom teachers and professional experts in schools throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, Australia and New Zealand- Petes work on educational videos include Best Practices Classroom Management and Best Practices Active Learning Classrooms- He is the coauthor of books that include From Staff Room to Classroom Corwin Press 2007 and titles from the Nutshell Collection, which include How to Differentiate Learning, DataDialogue Decisions, SKU: CRWN1605 Read More

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Manufacturer Part Number: CD-104228Stimulate minds with over 350 creative writing prompts! Thought-provoking prompts encourage stu...dents to write. Teachers evaluate writing and give feedback on technical development. Inspire your students to examine and describe how they feel about a wide range of relevant topics. Read More

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Ready-Set-Learn is designed to help children practice and master a variety of skills, including beginning math, penmanship, readin...g comprehension, and much more. These books can be used to enrich learning, reinforce skills, and provide extra practice. The compact size (7 x 9) allows the books to fit easily in children's hands and backpacks. Each book has a Reward Chart to keep track of a child's progress, an Award Certificate to celebrate a child's efforts, 180 stickers that can be used to decorate pages and to record progress on the Reward Chart, a big blue ribbon sticker that fits perfectly on the Award Certificate, and answer keys where appropriate. Read More

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The Ready-Set-Learn series has just what parents want: fun-filled activities to give their children a head start on learning the b...asic skills needed for success in school. The 7 x 9 size is just right for a young child. Colorful stickers provide motivation. An incentive chart highlights the child's progress. A ribbon sticker rewards the child for a job well done. Choose from 56 titles that focus on alphabet, numbers, reading, math, mazes, puzzles, word games, printing, cursive writing and more. 64 pp Read More

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Ready-Set-Learn is designed to help children practice and master a variety of skills, including beginning math, penmanship, readin...g comprehension, and much more. These books can be used to enrich learning, reinforce skills, and provide extra practice. The compact size (7 x 9) allows the books to fit easily in children's hands and backpacks. Each book has a Reward Chart to keep track of a child's progress, an Award Certificate to celebrate a child's efforts, 180 stickers that can be used to decorate pages and to record progress on the Reward Chart, a big blue ribbon sticker that fits perfectly on the Award Certificate, and answer keys where appropriate. Read More

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Manufacturer Part Number: CD-104333Updated with fun, colorful pages and engaging art, the best-selling Home Workbooks series is a ...favorite for both parents and teachers! This series offers educational and entertaining activities, puzzles, and games based on academic standards and provides the early learning language arts and math skills children need to be successful in school. An incentive chart and 140 stickers are included. Perfect for home, school, summer breaks, and road trips! 64 full-color pages Read More

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Give students practice in answering the types of questions used in standardized tests. High-interest stories, primary source docum...ents, and comprehension questions will hold students' attention and encourage the use of higher order thinking skills. Read More

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The Power of Visual Imagery A Reading Comprehension Program for Students with Reading Difficulties combines theory with practice i...n helping teachers use visual imagery to improve instruction for students with disabilities or other special learning needs-Aligned with the reauthorization of IDEA 2004, this book offers easy-to-use, research-based strategies and lesson plans that can be used independently or with your current language arts program-Features- Sub-Title - A Reading Comprehension Program for Students with Reading Difficulties-- Authored - Karen Kelly-- Binding - Paperback-- Pages - 96-- Publication Date - 01-Mar-06-- Primary Subject Code - English - C14-- Item Weight - 10 oz-- Copyright year - 2006- SKU: CRWN3229 Read More

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Focus on program quality not just test scores and watch student achievement climbIn this remarkable book, renowned educational con...sultant James Cox offers a smarter way to look at data, putting test scores in context, not in isolation- Rather than focusing on last years findings for school improvement, educators can learn how to evaluate the processes and practices that lead to those data by using a user-friendly, three-pronged framework for school improvement teacher quality, program elements, and leadership-This concise, practical guide offers easy-to-use tools and techniques for schools and districts to evaluate their programs using both quantiative and qualitative data- School leaders will learn to look at data, program evaluation, and school improvement differently and discover how to effectively- Define a quality program- Analyze what is and is not working- Avoid test score fatiguePacked with worksheets, step-by-step instructions, and an extensive appendix of tools, this book provides readers with a complete improvement plan to put into action todayFeatures- Title - Finding the Story Behind the Numbers- Sub Title - A Tool-Based Guide for Evaluating Educational Programs- Authored - James Cox- Primary Author Affiliation - JK Educational Associates, Anaheim, CA- Binding - Hardcover- Pages - 144- Primary Subject Code - Program Development Evaluation - CA3- Copyright Year - 2007- Publication Date - 28-Dec-06- Item Weight - 22 oz- SKU: CRWN1763 Read More

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Every day, secondary school teachers face the challenge of engaging students in essential reading tasks- This accessible text link...s key instructional practices with current research on reading motivation, engagement, and classroom context to help reluctant learners become active readers- Featuring contributions from content teachers working in collaboration with reading researcher John T- Guthrie, Engaging Adolescents in Reading offers examples that vividly illustrate how motivation looks from the teachers vantage point and how students can experience deep reading engagement- The writers discuss teaching frameworks, student activities, and textbooks, and demonstrate how to use classroom-tested motivational approaches-This insightful book shows educators how to- Infuse reading assignments with significance and meaning- Present choices that encourage students to take charge of their learning- Tap into adolescents social natures through group activities- Build proficiency and confidence in struggling readersWith examples from the content areas, these strategies help teachers increase adolescents engagement with texts and boost their reading enjoyment-Features- Title - Engaging Adolescents in Reading- Edited - John T- Guthrie- Primary Author Affiliation - University of Maryland, USA- Binding - Paperback- Pages - 208- Publication Date - 11-Dec-07- Primary Subject Code - English - C14- Item Weight - 15 oz-- Copyright Year - 2008About The AuthorJohn T- Guthrie is the Jean Mullan Professor of Literacy in the Department of Human Development at the University of Maryland, College Park- As Director of the Maryland Literacy Research Center, he studies motivations and strategies in reading at all school levels- Before coming to Maryland, he was Research Director for the International Reading Association- He began his career at Johns Hopkins University, where he founded the Kennedy School for children with reading disabilities- His works on reading engagement have been published in the Reading Research Quarterly, the Journal of Educational Psychology, and the Elementary School Journal- He is a recipient of the Oscar Causey Award for Outstanding Reading Research, a member of the International Reading Association Hall of Fame, and the 2004 recipient of the University of Maryland System Regents Award for researchscholarshipcreative activity- SKU: CRWN1955 Read More

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Learning disabilities LD vary with each student and teaching strategies for learners with LD must be responsive to individual diff...erences- Written in an easy-to-read format by experts in special education, this step-by-step guide presents a comprehensive look at learning disabilities, such as cognitive or memory deficits, social-emotional problems and dyslexia and discusses appropriate academic instruction, behavioral interventions and classroom accommodations for learners with LD- Aligned with the reauthorization of IDEA 2004, this resource also covers communicating with parents, the schools responsibilities in the special education process and legal issues for educators and parents- General and special education teachers will find numerous reproducible forms, a complete glossary of terms and information on topics such as- Promoting positive social interactions- IEP development and educational placement options- Postsecondary education options, vocational assessments and other transition services- The role of Response to Intervention RTITeaching Students With Learning Disabilities provides an invaluable set of tools to help teachers create a positive learning environment and foster a sense of belonging for all learners-Features- Title - Teaching Students With Learning Disabilities- Sub Title - A Step-by-Step Guide for Educators- Authored - Roger Pierangelo- Primary Author - Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY- Binding - Hardcover- Pages - 192- Publication Date - 03-Jun-08- Primary Subject Code - Learning Disabilities - CC6- Year - 2008- Item weight - 19oz-About the AuthorRoger Pierangelo is an associate professor in the Department of Special Education and Literacy at Long Island University- He has been an administrator of special education programs and served for eighteen years as a permanent member of Committees on Special Education- He has over thirty years of experience in the public school system as a general education classroom teacher and school psychologist and is a consultant to numerous private and public schools, PTAs and SEPTA groups- George Giuliani is an assistant professor at Hofstra Universitys School of Education and Allied Health and Human Services, in the Department of Counseling, Research, Special Education and Rehabilitation- He is the executive director of the National Association of Special Education Professionals, president of the National Association of Parents with Children in Special Education NAPCSE, vice-president of the National Association of Special Education Teachers and an educational consultant for various school districts- He has provided numerous workshops for parents and teachers on a variety of special education and psychological topics- SKU: CRWN1255 Read More

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Children and adolescents who enjoy healthy growth and development along six primary pathways are the students who learn well and a...chieve success in school and in life- But children from poorly functioning families and impoverished social networks too often find themselves without adequate preparation and support for the academic challenges that await them in kindergarten and the grades that follow- Believing that schools are uniquely situated to foster healthy development, renowned child psychiatrist Dr- James P- Comer and his colleagues at the Yale School Development Program SDP have dedicated 35 years to guiding students, schools, and educators toward academic success along the six developmental pathways of learning- Combining research; evidence-based best practices; essential tools for planning, data analysis, and assessment; and a generous collection of charts, tables, and graphics, Six Pathways to Healthy Child Development and Academic Success offers educators a comprehensive and effective framework for whole school reform- In 17 lively and informative chapters, Dr- Comer and his coauthors offer a complete guide to- Fostering healthy student growth and development along physical, cognitive, psychological, language, social, and ethical pathways-- Comprehensive school planning to optimize opportunities for child development and learning-- Creating a positive school climate in which all adults-teachers, parents, administrators, school staff, and community members-can help children grow and succeed-- Ensuring continuous professional development and program improvement for the entire school community-Features- Sub-Title - The Field Guide to Comer Schools in Action- Edited - James P- Comer- Author Affiliation - Yale Child Study Center, New Haven, CT- Other Authors - Michael Ben-Avie- Binding - Paperback- Pages - 216- Publication Date - 18-May-04- Language - English- Primary Subject Code - Program Development Evaluation - CA3- Copyright Year - 2004- Item Weight - 17 oz-About the AuthorJames P- Comer, M-D-, is the founder and chairman of the Yale School Development Program, Maurice Falk Professor of Child Psychiatry at the Yale Child Study Center, and Associate Dean of the Yale University School of Medicine- He has been the recipient of the Grawemeyer Award in Education, the John and Mary Markle Scholar in Academic Medicine Award, the Rockefeller Public Service Award, the Harold W- McGraw, Jr-, Prize in Education, the Charles A- Dana Award for Pioneering Achievement in Education, the Heinz Award for Service to Humanity, and many other awards and honors, including 41 honorary degrees- SKU: CRWN1059 Read More

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Teaching physical science in the elementary and middle grades can be challenging for busy teachers faced with growing science dema...nds and limited classroom resources- Robert Prigo provides fun and engaging activities using safe, available materials that educators can easily incorporate into lesson plans- Extensive examples, sample inquiry questions, and ideas for initiating units are readily available for teachers to pick and choose from to meet student needs- The result of more than two decades of professional development work with hundreds of teachers and administrators, Making Physics Fun addresses five specific areas of physical science motion and force, fluids and buoyancy, waves and sound, light and electromagnetic waves, and electricity and magnetism- Dozens of activities demonstrating physics in action help students of all ages relate physics principles to their everyday experiences- Using easy - to - understand language, this practitioner - friendly resource helps teachers- Address the big ideas in K-8 science education-- Promote student understanding with ready - to - use learning experiences-- Use hands - on activities to help students make larger, real - world connections-- Assemble classroom learning centers to facilitate deeper understanding of basic physics principles-With conceptual summaries to support teachers proficiency and understanding of the content, this guidebook is ideal for bringing physics to life for students in the classroom and in their livesFeatures- Title - Making Physics Fun-- Sub Title - Key Concepts, Classroom Activities, and Everyday Examples, Grades K - 8-- Authored - Robert Prigo-- Primary Author Affiliation - Middlebury College, Vermont-- Binding - Paperback-- Pages - 240-- Publication Date - 05 - Apr - 07-- Primary Subject Code - Science - C1E-- Item Weight - 18 oz-- Copy Right Year - 2007-About the AuthorRobert Prigo, professor and director of the Teacher Education Program at Middlebury College, has worked for twenty years with K-12 educators on inquiry - based science teaching and learning, supported through grants from the NSF and the Vermont Department of Education- His work with teachers and schools goes beyond professional development workshops and institutes to include phone - call - help to local teachers, science assemblies at local schools, lending equipment and resources, and visiting school classrooms to work directly with teachers and students- Prigo was recognized in 1991 as Vermont Professor of the Year by the Council for Advancement and Support of Education- SKU: CRWN1448 Read More

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Raise student achievement by developing leadership, teamwork, skills, and knowledge in teachers- Individual teachers have the grea...test effect on student performance- Principals, as professional development leaders, are in the best position to provide teachers with the professional development strategies they need to improve their skills and raise student achievement- The Principal as Professional Development Leader guides readers through a step-by-step process to formulate, implement, and evaluate long-term professional development- Authors Phyllis H- Lindstrom and Marsha Speck simplify and focus the function of the principal as professional development leader by providing scenarios, processes, context, and content that principals can use to create an integrated, collaborative learning environment- Aligned with National Staff Development Council standards, this user-friendly resource includes- Rubrics, worksheets, and surveys- Professional development planners- Sample forms for classroom visits and observations- Calendars of professional development activities- Recommended readings and reflective questionsIn order to improve learning for all students, this unique text provides the strategies, skills, and tools necessary to build the capacity of professional development within the school- The authors supply practical techniques for analyzing student achievement data, evaluating professional development plans, and achieving a culture of sustained improvement-Features- Title - The Principal as Professional Development Leader- Authored - Phyllis H- Lindstrom- Primary Author Affiliation - San Jos State University- Other Authors - Marsha Speck- Binding - Hardcover- Pages - 176- Publication Date - 20-Feb-04- Primary Subject Code - Principalship - CA6- Copy Right Year - 2004- Item Weight - 19 oz-About the AuthorPhyllis H- Lindstrom is a leader in school improvement issues and has a strong interest in developing collaborative leadership in schools- She is an associate professor of Educational Leadership at San Jos State University- In addition, her long career in K-12 education includes teacher, principal, director, and assistant superintendent- She serves on the board of directors of Futures in Education, an alternative education secondary school district in California- Through her research with secondary schools that sustain success, she understands the importance of collaboration and shared leadership- The focus of her recent work has been professional development as the lever of school improvement and improved student learning- She earned an EdD from Teachers College, Columbia University, an MA from United States International University, and a BA from California State University, Long Beach- Phyllis enjoys visits with her grandsons, boating, traveling and reading- She can be reached at San Jos State University- SKU: CRWN148 Read More

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Set the tone for educational successSchool culture is one of the most important factors in student and staff performance- Positive... climates foster superior achievement, while negative climates discourage learners, educators, and parents alike- Based on thirty years of combined experience as school principals, staff developers, and educational leaders, John F- and Sheila Eller present a wide spectrum of unique, practical, and proven strategies to improve school climate and culture- Divided into chapters that emphasize the main components of school culture, this guide allows busy school leaders to go directly to the section that best addresses their specific needs- The authors provide a clear definition of culture along with diagnostic tools to help readers determine the state of their schools culture- Chapters feature activities and ideas to- Foster personal rapport and collegiality between staff members- Develop collaborative work relationships- Improve staff meetings- Address issues related to office operations- Deal appropriately with conflictCreative Strategies to Transform School Culture offers fun and inventive ideas for school leaders who are working diligently to create a collaborative teaching and learning environment-Features- Title - Creative Strategies to Transform School Culture- Editor - John F- Eller- Primary Author Affiliation - Virginia Tech University, USA- Other Author - Sheila Eller- Binding - Paperback- Pages - 176- Publication Date - 10-Jul-09- Primary Subject Code - Leadership - CA7- Item Weight - 13 oz-- Copyright Year - 2009About the Author- John Eller has his PhD- in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from Loyola University-Chicago and his MS in Educational Leadership from the University of Nebraska-Omaha-- Sheila Eller has worked in a multitude of educational settings during her career- In addition to her current position as a principal in the Fairfax County Virginia Public Schools, she has served as a middle school principal in the Mounds view Minnesota School District SKU: CRWN2247 Read More

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For too long, high school reform has been based on concepts and philosophies with no undergirding in solid research- Murphy and hi...s colleagues have changed all that as they discuss how reform based onempirical evidence and a robust set of theories can create productive high schools for all students-The authors focus on core technologies of learning and teaching, organizational systems, and the institutional linkages between schools and their environments- Using current research and case studies from successful schools, they show how to construct models of learning-driven school communities that encourage excellence- The analysis focuses on classroom dynamics of engaged learning and teaching and the necessary steps to create a academic high school-Key concepts cover- Defining the learning imperative- Developing humanized and intellectual relationships for learning- Laying the groundwork for dynamic, adaptive change- Building linkages with home and familyThe Productive High School offers a clear, concise understanding of what it will take to achieve meaningful learning- Practicing educators, parents, policymakers, researchers, and concerned citizens will find this a valuable and comprehensive resource of high school reform that works-Features- Title - The Productive High School- Sub-Title - Creating Academic Communities- Author - Joseph Murphy- Primary Author Affiliation - Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN- Other Author - Charis L- McGaughy- Binding - Hardcover- Pages - 296- Publication Date - 20-Feb-01- Primary Subject Code - School Change, Reform, Restructuring - CAG- Copyright Year - 2001- Item Weight - 28 oz-About the AuthorJoseph F- Murphy is the Frank W- Mayborn Chair and associate dean at Peabody College of Education at Vanderbilt University- He has also been a faculty member at the University of Illinois and The Ohio State University, where he was the William Ray Flesher Professor of Education- In the public schools, he has served as an administrator at the school, district, and state levels, including an appointment as the executive assistant to the chief deputy superintendent of public instruction in California- His most recent appointment was as the founding president of the Ohio Principals Leadership Academy- At the university level, he has served as department chair and associate dean-Charis McCaughy is a Research Associate in the Department of Leadership and Organizations at Peabody College of Vanderbilt University- She has also served as an Interagency Liaison with the Texas Education Agency and as an Accountancy Manager with the Tennessee Department of Childrens Services- SKU: CRWN446 Read More

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If youve ever watched a student struggle with learning math concepts, you know that academic English can sometimes create stumblin...g blocks to understanding- To grasp complicated concepts, build skills, and demonstrate achievement, students need to master academic language in math- The Common Core and ELD standards provide pathways to academic success through academic language- Using an integrated Curricular Framework, districts, schools and professional learning communities can- Design and implement thematic units for learning- Draw from content and language standards to set targets for all students- Examine standards - centered materials for academic language- Collaborate in planning instruction and assessment within and across lessons- Consider linguistic and cultural resources of the students- Create differentiated content and language objectives- Delve deeply into instructional strategies involving academic language- Reflect on teaching and learningEach grade - specific chapter models the types of interactions and learning experiences that help students master both math content and academic language- This essential book shows you why mastery of academic language is the key to students academic success-Features- Title - Academic Language in Diverse Classrooms Mathematics, Grades K - 2- Sub Title - Promoting Content and Language Learning- Authored - Margo Gottlieb- Primary Author Affiliation - Illinois Resource Center and WIDA- Other Author - Gisela Ernst - Slavit- Binding - Paperback- Pages - 200- Publication Date - 12 - Mar - 13- Primary Subject Code Description - BilingualELL Learners - C42- Item weight - 15 oz-- Copy Right Year - 2013About the AuthorMargo Gottlieb, Ph-D-, Lead Developer for World - Class Instructional Design and Assessment WIDA at the Wisconsin Center for Education Research, University of Wisconsin, Madison, and Director, Assessment and Evaluation, for the Illinois Resource Center, crafts language standards, designs assessments, and creates instructional assessment systems for English language learners- She has presented and published extensively; her books include Common Language Assessment for English Learners 2012, Paper to Practice Using the TESOLs English Language Proficiency Standards in PreK - 12 Classrooms with A- Katz G- Ernst - Slavit, 2009; Assessment and Accountability in Language Education Programs A Guide for Administrators and Teachers with D- Nguyen, 2007; and Assessing English Language Learners Bridges from Language Proficiency to Academic Achievement 2006- SKU: CRWN2993 Read More

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Find out how making yourself available to parents can mean a better life for students and their families- Includes a list of addit...ional resources for further study-Features- Title - Building Bridges With Parents-- Sub Title - Tools and Techniques for Counselors-- Author - Marilyn Montgomery-- Primary Author Affiliation - Florida International University-- Pages - 96-- Publication Date - 20-Apr-99-- Binding - Paperback-- Primary Subject Code - School Counseling - CH0-- Series Title - Professional Skills for Counsellors series-- Series No - 1199-- Item Weight - 5 oz-- Copyright Year - 1999- SKU: CRWN898 Read More

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Effective and ongoing assessment processes are crucial for making important decisions about the education of at-risk and strugglin...g students- This practical book presents K - 12 educators with a comprehensive overview of the three primary types of assessment within multitiered Response to Intervention RTI models universal screening, progress monitoring and diagnostic assessment for special education- This resource establishes the foundation for assessment in RTI and provides practical suggestions for implementing universal screening and progress monitoring to make informed instructional decisions- The author identifies the role of RTI in determining student eligibility for special education services and discusses effective assessment decision-making processes, including roles and responsibilities of different team members- This book also- Provides detailed coverage of specific assessment methods and practices, including Curriculum-Based Measurement-- Addresses important topics related to RTI, including fidelity of implementation-- Presents RTI assessment needs of culturally and linguistically diverse learners-- Includes tables, figures and reproducible forms and PowerPoint slides to facilitate training and implementation-RTI Assessment Essentials for Struggling Learners is a valuable guide for members of RTI teams looking to expand their expertise in meeting the needs of all students-Features- Authored - John J- Hoover-- Author Affiliation - University of Colorado at Boulder, USA-- Binding - Hardcover-- Pages - 200-- Publication Date - 21-Jan-09-- Primary Subject Code - RTI - CO0-- Copyright Year - 2009-- Item Weight - 27 oz-About the AuthorJohn J- Hoover is a former K-12 special education teacher for students with learning disabilities and emotionalbehavior disorders in several states in the Midwest, West and Southwest- He earned a BA in elementary and special education mental retardation, an MA in learning disabilities and emotional disorders with an emphasis in reading and a PHD in curriculum, specializing in special education- SKU: CRWN2533 Read More

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Students who have a strong sense of self-worth and know what they can achieve are more likely to be fully engaged in the learning ...process and capable of significant academic achievements- This updated edition of Connecting With Students Will to Succeed offers practical lessons to help all students channel their emotions and energy into becoming positive, self-motivated, and self-directed learners- Focusing on the concept of conation - the internal drive that pushes one beyond ordinary expectations and accomplishments - the authors offer research-based strategies that enable teachers to nurture self-esteem in students and inspire learners with low expectations to strive for excellence- This revised resource offers- Updated research that informs teaching methods- Chapter-opening quotes from teachers and students- Additional grade-specific individual and group activities that include instructional objectives for specific content areas- Suggestions for both formal and informal assessments in each chapterStrategies That Promote Student Engagement is a road map for connecting the heart, mind, and will of teachers and students to the lifelong pursuit of learning-Features- Title - Strategies That Promote Student Engagement- Sub-Title - Unleashing the Desire to Learn- Author - Ernestine G- Riggs- Primary Author Affiliation - Loyola University Chicago- Other Author - Cheryl R- Gholar- Binding - Hardcover- Pages - 200- Publication Date - 06-Aug-08- Edition No - Second Edition- Primary Subject Code - Student Engagement Motivation - C27- Item Weight - 21 oz-- Copyright Year - 2009About the Author- Ernestine G- Riggs is the coauthor of Beyond Rhetoric and Rainbows A Journey to the Place Where Learning Lives, Helping Middle and High School Readers Teaching and Learning Strategies Across the Curriculum, and several journal articles- She is also co-featured in the video Ensuring Success for Low Yield Students Building Lives and Molding Futures- In the summer of 2007, Riggs was invited to present a precis of the research on conation at the prestigious Oxford Round Table in Oxford, England-- Gholar is coauthor of Beyond Rhetoric and Rainbows A Journey to the Place Where Learning Lives- She is also co-featured in the video Ensuring Success for Low Yield Students Building Lives and Molding Futures- She is published in Vitae Scholasticae, Black Issues in Higher Education, The Journal of Staff Development, Careers With Character, and more- Gholars awards include Educator of the Year, Phi Delta Kappa, Those Who Excel, Oppenheimer Family Foundation, Outstanding Teacher, Chicago Region PTA, and Outstanding Contributions to The Department of Character Education, Chicago Public Schools- SKU: CRWN2290 Read More

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Raise the caliber of your afterschool program with these exemplary models and get outstanding results Through a comprehensive revi...ew of various afterschool programs across the United States, respected authority on program effectiveness, Olatokunbo Fashola, sheds new light on what works to increase academic achievement during nonschool hours- Administrators, policymakers, teachers, and researchers can benefit from the examples of both the successes and the shortcomings encountered by their colleagues in the quest to create enhanced learning opportunities in safe and enriching environments-This unique resource provides a practical overview of the research and best practices that can be easily adapted and applied in the development of highly effective afterschool programs- A complete discussion of the purposes, functions, methodologies, implementation, and evaluation of numerous programs is provided and organized for quick reference-Building Effective Afterschool Programs Features- Exploration of critical factors necessary for success, such as planning, training, structure, and content- Step-by-step overview of how to create effective programs, from needs assessment to the effects of various types of programs on children- Straightforward guidance on how to evaluate the effectiveness of afterschool programs, including design models- Real-life examples that can be implemented to build afterschool programs with specific goals, including literacy improvement, enrichment of nonremedial skills, enhancement of volunteer tutoring programs, and cultural and character development through community-based programsFeatures- Title - Building Effective Afterschool Programs- Author - Olatokunbo S- Fashola- Primary Author Affiliation - Johns Hopkins University and Optimal Solutions Group- Binding - Hardcover- Pages - 136- Publication Date - 09-Oct-01- Primary Subject Code - After School, Tutoring Out-of-School Programs - CA1- Copyright Year - 2001- Item Weight - 16 oz-About the AuthorOlatokunbo Toks S- Fashola is a senior research fellow with Optimal Solutions Group and an adjunct research scientist and faculty associate at Johns Hopkins University- She has served as principal investigator, evaluator, and advisor for several programs and program evaluations across the country- Prior to joining the Optimal Solutions Group, Fashola was the research director of the Comprehensive School Reform Center at the American Institutes for Research AIR, where she was primarily responsible for the evaluation and production of AIR Reports- This work involved reviewing and evaluating the effectiveness of K-12 programs- Fashola was also involved in the National Longitudinal Study of the No Child Left Behind Act NLS-NCLB and served as a senior content advisor for the What Works Clearinghouse in the area of high school dropouts- SKU: CRWN500 Read More

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Shows the reader how to be a solution-focused educator, creating students who control their own choices and behaviors Within each ...chapters the reader will find language lessons, practice scenarios, conversation worksheets, student worksheets, and many immediately usable ideas-Features- Title - The Educators Guide to Solutioning-- Sub Title - The Great Things That Happen When You Focus Students on Solutions, Not Problems-- Author - Willyn H- Webb-- Primary Author Affiliation - Alamosa, Colorado-- Pages - 256-- Publication Date - 14-Jan-99-- Binding - Paperback-- Primary Subject Code - School Counseling - CH0-- Item Weight - 25 oz-- Copyright Year - 1999- SKU: CRWN914 Read More

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Executive CEOs need the management and executive skills to meet complex issues of budgets, personnel, information technologies, pr...oduct accountability, and competition- Superintendents require many of the same skills to effectively manage their districts- The Superintendent as CEO identifies the knowledge and skill base needed by current and aspiring school district administrators to become high-performing CEOs of their districts and schools- The authors blend selected elements of the ISLLC and NCATE standards into the benchmark AASA Professional Standards for the Superintendency to outline the multiple ways of knowing and acting in the complex role of the CEO superintendent- This scholarly and friendly research- and field-based curricula for district CEOs, workshop planners, and doctoral preparation programs thoroughly examines- District vision and school culture- Politics and school governance- Internal and external communication- Organizing for high performance- Curriculum design and delivery- Human resource management for student learningIntended for both practicing and aspiring superintendents, this book will provide the foundation for developing and cultivating the CEO leadership, values, and skills that superintendents will find helpful in moving from simply knowing to becoming the CEO-Features- Title - The Superintendent as CEO- Sub Title - Standards-Based Performance- Authored - John R- Hoyle- Primary Author Affiliation - Texas A M University, College Station, USA- Other Authors - Lars G- Bjork- Binding - Hardcover- Pages - 280- Publication Date - 12-Oct-04- Primary Subject Code - Superintendents District Administration - CAB- Copy Right Year - 2005- Item Weight - 22 oz-About the AuthorJohn R- Hoyle, a professor of educational administration at Texas A&M University, is an authority on the superintendency, leadership research, and future studies- He served as president of the National Council of Professors of Educational Administration and was the first recipient of the NCPEA Living Legend Award- In a 2004 survey, Hoyles peers selected him as one of the four most exceptional living scholars in educational administration- Hoyle served as chair of the AASA National Commission on Professional Standards for the Superintendency and authored the document Professional Standards for the Superintendency- He has written numerous books, book chapters, articles, and papers and is a popular consultant, seminar leader, and motivational speaker- SKU: CRWN062 Read More

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Leadership, Myth, Metaphor reports on the findings of a professional development study - funded by the Gates Foundation - of more ...than 250 superintendents and principals, celebrating educators unique individual core values while acknowledging their shared intrinsic beliefs, including- A commitment to a cause beyond oneself-- A devotion to an ethic of care-- A desire to improve the condition of society-- A wish to make a significant impression on student and adult lives-- A conviction to inspire others to seek their full potential-Awareness of yourself on a personal and professional level leads to a deeper consideration of your mission as a leader and of your purpose in life-Features- Title - Leadership, Myth, Metaphor-- Sub Title - Finding Common Ground to Guide Effective School Change-- Authored - Daniel Cherry-- Primary Author Affiliation - New Hampshire Department of Education; Director, Gates Foundation Leadership Orientation Project, NH-- Other Authors - Jeff Spiegel-- Binding - Hardcover-- Pages - 144-- Publication Date - 13 - Jan - 06-- Primary Subject Code - Leadership - CA7-- Item Weight - 17 oz-- Copy Right Year - 2006-About the AuthorDan Cherry is co - founder of Deconstructing the Box, a consulting group that specializes in Leadership, Organizational Change, and Technology- He most recently was the director of the New Hampshire School Administrators Leading with Technology NHSALT program funded through a grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation- Dan is also a member of the Association of Supervision and Curriculum Development ASCD faculty and has been recognized as an expert in improving instruction through the use of technology- As an educator, Dan has ten years experience as a classroom teacher, seven years experience as a Technology Director, and five years working at the state level for the New Hampshire Department of Education- Dan has been recognized as a Distinguished Speaker at the Christa McAuliffe Technology Conference and he has presented many national education conferences- After hours, Dan spends time with his 10 year - old son Aaron, his 5 year - old daughter Danielle, and his wife of 13 years Sandra- His hobbies include coaching Little League Baseball and youth basketball, playing his string bass, singing in church, community theater, and cheering for the Buffalo Bills SKU: CRWN1473 Read More

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What can educational leaders and teachers do to assist at-risk students This volume examines educators responsibility for students... who fail, the dropout issue and school reform; contributors also explore learning differences, technologies available for learning, effective classroom environments, specific methods for improving leadership, training programmes for education professionals and action plans for quality education-Features- Title - Students at Risk in At-Risk Schools- Sub-Title - Improving Environments for Learning- Editor - Hersholt C- Waxman- Primary Author Affiliation - Texas A&M University- Other Author - Judith Walker De Felix- Binding - Hardcover- Pages - 296- Publication Date - 19-Feb-92- Primary Subject Code - At-Risk - CC3- Copyright Year - 1992- Item Weight - 21 SKU: CRWN547 Read More

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Teaching by Design in Elementary Mathematics is a series of comprehensive professional development guides that help teachers inves...tigate how students learn- Grounded in the latest research, this book is one of three volumes focused on grade-appropriate number and operations topics aligned with the Common Core State Standards- The capstone activity of each book guides the group through the co-creation and implementation of a prototype lesson- The teacher teams then evaluate the impact of the lesson on student learning and work together to revise it for maximum effectiveness- Through the process, teachers develop- Deeper content knowledge of important mathematical concepts- Improved understanding of how students learn these mathematical ideas- A stronger foundation for developing effective lessons and improving instruction- Enhanced collaboration skillsEach volume includes a large assortment of reproducible handouts as well as built-in facilitation notes- Teachers will also find helpful resources that address the issue of finding time for school-based professional development and teacher collaboration-Features- Title - Teaching By Design In Elementary Mathematics, Grades K-1 - Authored - Jennifer Stepanek - Primary Author Affiliation - Education Northwest - Other Authors - Melinda Leong - Binding - Paperback - Pages - 256 - Publication Date - 16-Nov-10 - Primary Subject Code - Mathematics - C19 - Item Weight - 25 oz-- Copy Right Year - 2011 About the AuthorJennifer Stepanek is a writer, editor, and researcher with Education Northwest in Portland, Oregon- She is the lead author of Leading Lesson Study A Practical Guide for Teachers and Facilitators 2007, published by Corwin Press- Jennifer has worked with lesson study teams at a variety of sites in the Northwest to explore how teachers in the United States are adapting the Japanese model to fit their contexts and needs- Jennifer has written and edited a number of articles on lesson study and is also the co-author of An Invitation to Lesson Study, an electronic resource designed to help facilitators and other professional development providers introduce lesson study to others- Her previous projects include serving as the editor of Northwest Teacher, a math and science journal and writing publications for the Its Just Good Teaching series-research-based monographs on mathematics and science teaching- SKU: CRWN2800 Read More

Lulu Jr.
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IlluStory gives children the opportunity to write, illustrate and publish their very own hardcover book! After writing and illustr...ating their story, the child receives a 7 x 9 hardcover book with up to 20 pages including a dedication page, a title page, and an About the Author page.IlluStory has been a top choice for creative children since 1993, having won 12 toy and education industry awards. Creative Child magazine, Better Homes & Gardens and Fat Brain are just a few of the organizations that have recognized IlluStory with awards.Your child will build their self-esteem, and strengthen their creativity and literacy skills by writing, illustrating and publishing a story of their very own, and the book lasts a lifetime. Read More

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20 of the best web tools to enrich classroom experiencesAmong thousands of emerging online learning resources, which are the most ...engaging Few educators have time to find those that engage and allow students creative content expression while meeting core area standards- Steve Dembo and Adam Bellow, recognized innovative educators, take away the guesswork withUntangling the Web-Discover 20 free websites and toolsflexible enough for kindergarten through high school useand learn how to leverage technology to transform classroom experiences- More than a how-to guide, youll receive access to- A web site with videos for richer, in-depth exploration-- An online community where you can connect and collaborate with educators-- Advice, tips, tricks, and bite-sized anecdotes from ed tech leaders-Add these 20 tools to your teaching tool kit and youll energize student learning, foster collaboration, and infuse creativity into your classroomFeatures- Sub-Title - 20 Tools to Power Up Your Teaching-- Authored - Stephen E- Dembo-- Author Affiliation - Discovery Education, Discovery Communications Inc-- Other Authors - Adam S- Bellow-- Binding - Paperback-- Pages - 200-- Publication Date - 05-Jun-13-- Primary Subject Code - Classroom Applications of Technology - CJ1-- Item Weight - 15 oz-- Copyright year - 2013-About The AuthorSteve DemboAs a former kindergarten teacher and school Director of Technology, Steve Dembo is a pioneer in the field of educational social networking- Currently serving as Discovery Educations Director of Social Media Strategy and Online Community, Dembo was among the first educators to realize the power of blogging, pod casting, Twitter, and other Web 2-0 technologies in connecting educators and creating professional learning communities-In 2010, the National School Board Association named Dembo one of Twenty to Watch, a list honoring individuals finding innovative ways to use technology to increase classroom learning- His work with the Discovery Educator network has earned an Award of Excellence from Technology and learning magazine, a Distinguished Achievement Award for Instructional Website from the Association of Educational Publishers, a BESSIE Award for Best Professional Development Website, and the Best in Tech award for Professional Development and Resource Solutions by Scholastic Administrator magazine- SKU: CRWN3142 Read More

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Increase your schools effectiveness and ensure academic excellence for all students Written by best-selling author Elaine K- McEwa...n, this invaluable resource identifies the distinguishing qualities and unique characteristics of schools that help all students make outstanding gains in performance- Each chapter offers a comprehensive description of a research-based trait and examines its impact on student achievement- Featuring a 10 Traits Audit for use by schools or districts, this book provides principals and administrators with- Tools and processes to facilitate the development of each trait-- Snapshots of each trait in actual schools and districts-- Reflections from teachers and administrators who have helped create effective schools-- Observations on the school improvement process from noted thinkers, theorists, and scholars-- Examples of documents, forms, and resources used in effective schools-By nurturing these traits in their schools, educational leaders can build coherent instructional programs and create schools of equity and excellence-Features- Sub-Title - Raising the Achievement Bar for All Students- Authored - Elaine K- McEwan- Author Affiliation - The McEwan-Adkins Group- Binding - Hardcoverk- Pages - 248- Publication Date - 16-Jul-08- Language - English- Primary Subject Code - Leadership - CA7- Copyright Year - 2009- Item Weight - 24 oz-About the AuthorElaine K- McEwan is an educational consultant with The McEwan-Adkins Group, offering professional development for educators to assist them in meeting the challenges of literacy learning in Grades Pre K-6- A former teacher, librarian, principal, and assistant superintendent for instruction in several suburban Chicago school districts, Elaine is the award-winning and best-selling author of more than three dozen books for educators- SKU: CRWN1067 Read More

Teacher Created Resources
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High-interest, nonfiction articles help students learn about social studies topics while developing skills in reading comprehensio...n. Each story is followed by questions that cover main idea, detail, vocabulary, and critical reasoning. The format is similar to that of standardized tests, so as students progress through the book's units, they are preparing for success in testing. Read More

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By focusing on student learning as the central goal of school administrators, Burrello, Lashley, and Beatty establish a plan for c...reating a truly integrated educational system, one that unifies the separate and parallel systems of special and general education-The authors call for an end to the piecemeal strategy of including students one classroom, one grade level, or one school at a time- Instead, they demonstrate how administrators, school leaders, and the community must work together on decisions to implement education plans, accountable curricular outcomes, and appropriate instructional adaptations-Some of the key concepts include- Schools embracing special services personnel- The roles of the community and other stakeholders- Reconceptualizing schools based on learner-centered principles- Program evaluation and incentives- Brain and holographic design as a framework for complex adaptive systems- Collaboration between school administrators and teachers- Adapting curriculum and instructionIn this groundbreaking work of practical application, Burrello, Lashley, and Beatty demonstrate effective leadership strategies that will enable administrators to better manage the cultural imperative of equity and excellence for all students- They further support the plan for unified schools through case studies and a program evaluation of self-study guide- An essential resource for general and special educators, parents, and communities-Features- Title - Educating All Students Together- Sub-Title - How School Leaders Create Unified Systems- Author - Leonard C- Burrello- Primary Author Affiliation - Bloomington, Indiana, USA- Other Author - Carl Lashley- Binding - Hardcover- Pages - 264- Publication Date - 21-Sep-00- Primary Subject Code - Special Education Administration - CC9- Copyright Year - 2000- Item Weight - 19 oz-About the AuthorLeonard C- Burrello is Professor of Education and Chair of Educational Leadership Program and Executive Director of The Forum on Education at Indiana University- He is currently studying school improvement in rural schools within a distributive leadership framework and consulting with the Gates Initiative on Small Schools for the University of Indianapolis in the Indianapolis Public Schools- SKU: CRWN409 Read More

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Believing that block scheduling is one of the best environments for applying brain-compatible instructional methods, the authors h...ave compiled a rich resource to show both novice and veteran teachers how to use brain-friendly strategies in extended time periods to deliver highly effective instruction and enhance learning for all students- A practical toolbox for teaching in block schedule formats, Brain-Compatible Learning for the Block, Second Edition focuses on a four-phase lesson model of inquiring, gathering, processing, and applying- This approach helps learners identify what they already know about the concepts or skills to be covered in the lesson, collect new information related to the lesson topic, engage in activities that will help the brain store new information, and transfer what theyve learned to real-life settings-Written for middle school and high school educators, this second edition- Provides detailed sample lesson plans- Examines how extended time formats impact student achievement- Illustrates how to focus the learning experience for students- Explores various alternative scheduling formats- Offers updated research related to brain-based learning and block schedulingThis book provides educators with concrete and accessible ideas for combining brain-based strategies with extended time formats and is an essential resource for making the most of block scheduling-Features- Title - Brain-Compatible Learning for the Block- Authored - R- Bruce Williams- Primary Author Affiliation - Educational Consultant, Texas- Other Authors - Steven E- Dunn- Binding - Hardcover- Pages - 224- Publication Date - 21-Dec-07- Edition Number - Second Edition- Primary Subject Code - Brain-Friendly Teaching Learning - CF2- Item Weight - 30 oz-- Copyright Year - 2008About The AuthorBruce Williams has more than thirty five years of international consulting experience, and is noted for his expertise in group facilitation and in planning and team building methodologies- Williams specialty is facilitating participative, interactive group workshops whether they are focused on strategic planning and consensus building or instructional methodologies for the classroom- He has conducted successful workshops on brain compatible learning and school change facilitation, and he frequently presents in the areas of cooperative learning, higher order thinking skills, and authentic assessment- With seven years experience in teaching English as a second language in Japan and Korea, Williams is highly experienced in working with diverse populations- Thirty-six years experience in adult training also make him a valuable resource in facilitating school change- In addition to conference workshops in 2002 in Australia and New Zealand, he has been invited three times to present workshops for teachers in Singapore- In April of 2004, Williams was the keynote speaker for 400 principals and teachers in Beijing-Sub AuthorSteven E- Dunn, Ed-D-, currently resides in Wichita, Kansas with his twin sons- His two daughters live and work in Chicago, Illinois- Dr- Dunn joined the School of Education faculty at Newman University in the fall of 2002- Before joining the Newman faculty, Dr- Dunn worked as an independent consultant beginning in 1992- His mission as a consultant was to provide professional development in effective instructional strategies, learning theories, service learning, curriculum development, classroom management, and related educational topics- SKU: CRWN1896 Read More

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Essential reading for school leadersWith the Common Core State Standards adopted by the vast majority of U-S- states, educators fa...ce the challenge of translating the standards into successful, positive change within schools- Written for school leaders, this practical guide offers a blueprint for implementing and exceeding the new standards using very targeted professional development-Readers will find realistic strategies supported by examples from a diverse range of schools- Topics include- Empowering teachers and staff as partners in planning for and implementing the new standards- Adapting existing curriculum to meet goals for mathematics and language arts at each grade level- Designing assessments that measure mastery of the standards- Ensuring that the standards benefit learning for all students, including multicultural learnersLead your school or district in fulfilling the promise of the Common Core State Standards and preparing students for a competitive global economy-Features- Title - Making the Common Core Standards Work- Sub Title - Using Professional Development to Build World-Class Schools- Authored - Robert J- Manley- Other Author - Richard J- Hawkins- Binding - Paperback- Pages - 288- Publication Date - 26-Nov-12- Primary Subject Code - Common Core - C1H- Copyright Year - 2013- Item Weight - 16 oz-About the AuthorDr- Robert J- Manley graduated from Iona College with a BA in Spanish Language Arts and minors in Philosophy and Education- He completed his MA degree in the Humanities at Hofstra University and his Professional Diploma and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Educational Administration at St- Johns University- SKU: CRWN3050 Read More

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Demonstrating instructional principles discussed in David A- Sousas bestseller, How the Brain Learns Mathematics, this resource pr...ovides brain-friendly, ready-to-use mathematics lessons for Grades K - 1- Teachers will find step-by-step guidance and all the necessary reproducibles for mathematics instruction that involves partners, group work and class movement- Through activities such as Number Jingle and Math Detective, young learners will enjoy developing skills connected with whole numbers, addition and subtraction, geometrical shapes, measurement, number patterns and more- Aligned with NCTM standards and focal points, the instructional strategies enhance motivation and content retention, address individual intelligences-- Promote writing as an important learning tool-- Use concrete models to make concepts meaningful-- Connect mathematical ideas to the real world-- Incorporate graphic organizers to help students organize their thinking-- Teach creative problem solving-Deepen and revitalize instruction using Sousas proven brain-compatible approach for helping every child develop self-confidence in mathematics-Features- Edited - David A- Sousa-- Author Affiliation - International Educational Consultant-- Binding - Paperback-- Pages - 200-- Publication Date - 07-Dec-09-- Primary Subject Code - Classroom Activities - CE1-- Copyright Year - 2010-- Item Weight - 20 oz-About the AuthorDr- David A- Sousa is an international consultant in educational neuroscience and author of 15 books that suggest ways that educators and parents can translate current brain research into strategies for improving learning- A member of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, he has conducted workshops in hundreds of school districts on brain research, instructional skills and science education at the Pre-K to 12 and university levels- SKU: CRWN2481 Read More

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Teaching by Design in Elementary Mathematics is a series of comprehensive professional development guides that help teachers inves...tigate how students learn- Grounded in the latest research, this book is one of three volumes focused on grade-appropriate number and operations topics aligned with the Common Core State Standards- The capstone activity of each book guides the group through the co-creation and implementation of a prototype lesson- The teacher teams then evaluate the impact of the lesson on student learning and work together to revise it for maximum effectiveness- Through the process, teachers develop- Deeper content knowledge of important mathematical concepts- Improved understanding of how students learn these mathematical ideas- A stronger foundation for developing effective lessons and improving instruction- Enhanced collaboration skillsEach volume includes a large assortment of reproducible handouts as well as built-in facilitation notes- Teachers will also find helpful resources that address the issue of finding time for school-based professional development and teacher collaboration-Features- Title - Teaching by Design in Elementary Mathematics, Grades 2-3- Authored - Jennifer Stepanek- Primary Author - Education Northwest- Other Author - Melinda Leong- Binding - Paperback- Pages - 256- Publication Date - 19-Nov-10- Primary Subject Code - Mathematics - C19- Year - 2011- Item weight - 25 oz-About the AuthorJennifer Stepanek is a writer, editor and researcher with Education Northwest in Portland, Oregon- She is the lead author of Leading Lesson Study A Practical Guide for Teachers and Facilitators 2007, published by Corwin Press- Jennifer has worked with lesson study teams at a variety of sites in the Northwest to explore how teachers in the United States are adapting the Japanese model to fit their contexts and needs- Jennifer has written and edited a number of articles on lesson study and is also the co-author of An Invitation to Lesson Study, an electronic resource designed to help facilitators and other professional development providers introduce lesson study to others- Her previous projects include serving as the editor of Northwest Teacher, a math and science journal and writing publications for the Its Just Good Teaching series - research-based monographs on mathematics and science teaching- Melinda Leong has served as a Senior Program Advisor in the Mathematics Education Unit at Education Northwest since 2001- SKU: CRWN2801 Read More

Carson-Dellosa Publishing
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Manufacturer Part Number: CD-104328Updated with fun, colorful pages and engaging art, the best-selling Home Workbooks series is a ...favorite for both parents and teachers! This series offers educational and entertaining activities, puzzles, and games based on academic standards and provides the early learning language arts and math skills children need to be successful in school. An incentive chart and 140 stickers are included. Perfect for home, school, summer breaks, and road trips! 64 full-color pages Read More

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Contextual teaching and learning CTL is a system for teaching that is grounded in brain research- Brain research indicates that we... learn best when we see meaning in new tasks and material, and we discover meaning when we are able to connect new information with our existing knowledge and experiences- Students learn best, according to neuroscience, when they can connect the content of academic lessons with the context of their own daily lives-Johnson discusses the elements of the brain-compatible contextual teaching and learning system making meaningful connections; investing school work with significance; self-regulated learning; collaboration; critical and creating thinking; nurturing the individual; reaching high standards; and using authentic assessment- Drawing on the practices of teachers in kindergarten through university, Johnson provides numerous examples of how to use each part of the CTL system-Contextual Teaching and Learning What it Is and Why Its Here to Stay is more than a handbook on precise steps to follow to help children of all abilities achieve high standards by joining academic lessons with their immediate context- This book also explains how the brain works, discusses why teachers need to pay attention to context, and makes a strong case for the need to teach students to think critically and creatively- This inspirational book urges educators to eliminate the student question Why do we have to learn this If the educators invest learning with meaning by relying on context, that question wont have to be asked-Features- Title - Contextual Teaching and Learning- Sub-Title - What It Is and Why Its Here to Stay- Author - Elaine B- Johnson- Primary Author Affiliation - Educational consultant, Lake Oswego, OR- Binding - Paperback- Pages - 208- Publication Date - 06-Nov-01- Primary Subject Code - Brain-Friendly Teaching Learning - CF2- Copyright Year - 2002- Item Weight - 11 oz- SKU: CRWN493 Read More

Remedia Publications
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Manufacturer Part Number: REM101BMake learning fun while boosting basic skills with this unique book of practical application math... activities. The book features a colorful, 11x17 inch fold-out menu to which students must refer to figure costs when spending money at a restaurant! From banana splits to ice cream cones, your students will get their fill as they work through hundreds of computation and real-life word problems. Students figure food costs, tax, total restaurant checks, make change, and more! Read More

Scholastic
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Manufacturer Part Number: SC-978043945341710 Interactive Mini-Books That Help Students Build and Expand Their Grammar & Punctuatio...n -- Independently!By Karen KellaherKids will flip for these, versatile interactive mini-books that build teach grammar and punctuation rules -- and help them become better readers and writers. Each humorous mini-book introduces a specific concept: prefixes, suffixes, multiple meaning words, idioms-and demonstrates its use in context. As they read, kids apply what they learn by completing practice items throughout the book. And the Show What You Know! page makes a handy assessment tool. Great for independent work, centers, day starters or homework.64 pages 8 1/2 x 11Grades 2-4 Read More

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Research has shown that parents play an enormous role in their childrens school success- However, principals and teachers struggle... to find ways to get parents more involved- Educator and consultant Michael Sikes shows principals and teachers how to create an arts - rich school that enthusiastically welcomes families and community members, promotes diversity and multicultural appreciation, develops cognitive skills, and engages parents through a myriad of creative activities- This exciting resource explores all types of creative art programs, including dance, theater, folk art, literature, visual arts, and music- An extensive toolkit, this book not only explores why but how to design and implement an arts program that brings families back to the classroom- Ready - to - use features and strategies are packed into this practical guide- Sample lesson plans and worksheets, including materials lists, step - by - step instructions, and roles for parents and families-- Dozens of project and activity ideas tied to national standards-- Project assessments and evaluations-- How - tos for finding community resources and funding-- Templates, forms, checklists, surveys, and much more-School administrators and teachers can use this essential guide for welcoming families into their schools and creating a friendly place where student work is celebrated and parent contributions are embraced and valued-Features- Title - Building Parent Involvement Through the Arts-- Sub Title - Activities and Projects That Enrich Classrooms and Schools-- Authored - Michael Sikes-- Primary Author Affiliation - Center for Creative Leadership-- Binding - Hardcover-- Pages - 168-- Publication Date - 24 - Jan - 07-- Primary Subject Code - Parent Family Involvement - C33 - Item Weight - 24 oz-- Copy Right Year - 2007-About the AuthorMichael E- Sikes is a member of the Senior Evaluation Faculty at the Center for Creative Leadership in Greensboro- NC- He has previously been an educational consultant, adjunct faculty member at Antioch University Santa Barbara, and assistant director for education at the National Endowment for the Arts- He has planned and evaluated numerous programs, both in K - 12 and non formal contexts- He is co - author of The Appreciative Inquiry A Guide to International Cultural Exchange- Sikes received his doctorate degree in education from Florida State University- SKU: CRWN1525 Read More

Carson-Dellosa Publishing
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Designed by experts in education, this best-selling workbook features vivid and full-color illustrations to guide children step-by...-step through a variety of engaging and developmentally appropriate activities in phonics, reading, reading comprehension, language arts, writing, and math. Answer keys included. 544 pp. Read More

Carson-Dellosa Publishing
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Designed by experts in education, this best-selling workbook features vivid and full-color illustrations to guide children step-by...-step through a variety of engaging and developmentally appropriate activities in phonics, reading, reading comprehension, language arts, writing, and math. Answer keys included. 544 pp. Read More

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Confront the emerging assessment crisis in American educationRick Stiggins details profound changes in the mission of our schools ...that requires a bold new vision of excellence in assessment in those schools- He combines decades of experience with international research to define a vision that uses assessment to supercharge student learning, not merely measure itto support student growth, not merely hold schools accountable for it-Revolutionize Assessment- Begins with a unique analysis from the students point of view of the motivational psychology of being evaluated in the classroom-- Offers strategies for engaging students in self-assessment in ways that maximize their engagement and confidences as they learn-- Details the long-missing conditions of classroom assessment literacy that must be in place in local schools for Ricks vision to become reality-- Reveals how gains in student achievement can narrow achievement gaps when teachers are given the tools needed to use assessment for learning-Features- Sub-Title - Empower Students, Inspire Learning-- Authored - Rick Stiggins-- Author Affiliation - Assessment Training Institute, Founder-- Binding - Paperback-- Pages - 160-- Primary Subject Code - Formative Assessment - CD2-- Copyright year - 2014-About The AuthorRick Stigginsis the retired founder and president of the Assessment Training Institute ATI, Portland, Oregon, a professional development company created and designed to provide teachers and school leaders with the assessment literacy needed to face the assessment challenges that pervade American education today- He is a native of Canandaigua, New York and a graduate of the State University of New York at Plattsburg where he majored in psychology- He also holds a masters degree in industrial psychology from Springfield MA College and received a Ph-D- in educational measurement from Michigan State University-Prior to launching ATI Institute in 1992, Dr- Stiggins served on the College of Education faculties of Michigan State, the University of Minnesota, and Lewis and Clark College- He was director of test development at ACT in Iowa City, directed performance assessment and classroom assessment research and development programs at the Northwest Regional Educational Laboratory, and has been a visiting scholar at Stanford University and the University of Southern Maine- SKU: CRWN3171 Read More

Teacher Created Resources
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Teach students different types of writing, including narratives, poems, reports, explanations, and more. Sample texts and a variet...y of activities help guide students and give them practice in writing similar types of text. Additional activities for grammar, punctuation, vocabulary, and spelling are also included. 96pp Read More

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Jam-packed with hundreds of curriculum-based activities, exercises and games in every subject, Brain Quest Kindergarten Workbook r...einforces what kids are learning in the classroom. The workbook s lively layout and easy-to-follow explanations make... Read More

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