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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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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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How can you take your school district from middle-of-the-road to magnificent How do you significantly raise the standards for stud...ent achievement in reading, math, and writing Can your drop-out rate be cut in half Find the answers in this account of the Kenmore-Tonawanda Ken-Ton school district and its dedicated team of educators who did all that--and more Learn how to- Determine if your district is ready for change- Create the right environment for change- Prepare your principals and administrators- Decentralize power through the use of school planning teams- Revitalize teams while theyre in progress to keep their momentum going Over a thirteen-year period, Ken-Ton changed in size, structure, leadership, and skills- The changes were so successful that Ken-Ton became the first school district in the U-S- to receive the Excelsior Award, presented to organizations that have implemented Total Quality Management in an exemplary manner-Told from the perspectives of the educators who lived the changes, this book gives you hands-on guidance along with insights youll never find in research- The authors share important details that can make the difference between successful school change and failure- Develop and apply the principles demonstrated here to create dramatic, lasting differences in your school district- Become the kind of educational leader who can bring together teachers, parents, students, and other educators to create a teaching and learning community for the 21st century- Let Shipengrover and Conway be your guides in the process of transforming a school district--from average to one in which excellence is expected, power is widely shared, and teaching and learning come first-Features- Title - Expecting Excellence- Sub Title -Creating Order Out of Chaos in a School District- Author - Judith A- Shipengrover- Primary Author Affiliation - State University of New York, Buffalo- Other Author - James A- Conway- Binding - Paperback- Pages - 224- Publication Date - 11-Sep-96- Primary Subject Code - School Change, Reform, Restructuring - CAG- Copyright Year - 1996- Item weight - 12 oz- SKU: CRWN686 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

Carson-Dellosa Publishing
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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

Carson-Dellosa Publishing
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GDZ1747: Updated 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

Teacher Created Resources
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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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As they read about science, students develop content vocabulary and scientific fluency. By doing science experiments, students see... science in action and gain a clearer understanding of scientific principles and properties. When they practice the inquiry process of scientific investigation, students get a peek at how scientists work, how they learn, discover, explain and modify the world around us. That's the philosophy behind this series of books, reading, doing, and critical thinking. The language is clear, simple, and scientifically correct. The imaginative and effective lessons cover life, earth, and physical sciences. Helpful extras include science inquiry worksheets, an inquiry assessment rubric, and alignment to standards. For Grade 4, sample activities include observing phototropism, investigating pill bugs, testing hardness of rocks, recording temperatures, working with switches and circuits, floating and sinking boats, and working with light and rainbows. Read More

Carson-Dellosa Publishing
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Manufacturer Part Number: CD-104331Updated 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. 64 pp Read More

Creative Teaching Press
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Manufacturer Part Number: CTP2951The Dr. Maggie's Phonics Readers series is rooted in current, cutting-edge phonics research. The ...combination of fun, high-interest stories that kids read over and over with a progression of skills that build from book to book allows children to read successfully while learning their letters and sounds, rather than only after they learn these concepts. Parents will be thrilled to see how eager their children are to read more and more. Read More

Teacher Created Resources
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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

Teacher Created Resources
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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

Teacher Created Resources
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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. 64pp Read More

Carson-Dellosa Publishing
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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

Carson-Dellosa Publishing
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GDZ2129: Updated 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

Teacher Created Resources
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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:phonemic awarenesssight words and vocabulary developmentnumber conceptsproblem solvingmeasurementmap skillsrelationships among organisms and the environment 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

Trend Enterprises
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Manufacturer Part Number: CTP4180The tips on this chart will help students learn to write better from the start. Chart includes re...producibles and/or activity ideas on the back to reinforce writing skills. 17 x 22 Read More

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All students bring unique cultural and language experiences to their learning- Offering perspectives from experts in diversity and... literacy, this clearly organized, comprehensive resource illustrates how teachers can improve reading achievement for students from diverse backgrounds by combining research-supported best practices with culturally responsive instruction- Culturally Responsive Literacy Instruction connects students backgrounds, interests, and experiences to the standards-based curriculum- Teachers will find effective practices to help plan, implement, manage, and evaluate literacy instruction for students with culturally and linguistically diverse backgrounds- This book provides- A range of interventions that support five critical areas of reading instruction - phonemic awareness, phonicsdecoding, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension- Learning materials that take advantage of multicultural literature, themes, and topics- Guidelines for helping students connect language and literacy tasks to their own cultural knowledge and experiencesMake a significant difference in all your students reading success with effective, culturally responsive teaching practicesFeatures- Title - Culturally Responsive Literacy Instruction- Editor - Bob Algozzine- Primary Author Affiliation - University of North Carolina at Charlotte, USA- Other Author - Festus E- Obiakor- Binding - Hardcover- Pages - 208- Publication Date - 23-Oct-08- Primary Subject Code - English - C14- Item Weight - 28 oz-- Copyright Year - 2009About the AuthorBob Algozzine is a professor in the Department of Educational Leadership at the University of North Carolina and project codirector of the U-S- Department of Education-supported Behavior and Reading Improvement Center- With 25 years of research experience and extensive firsthand knowledge of teaching students classified as seriously emotionally disturbed, Algozzine is a uniquely qualified staff developer, conference speaker, and teacher of behavior management and effective teaching courses- He is active in special education practice as a partner and collaborator with professionals in the Charlotte-Mecklenburg schools in North Carolina and as an editor of several journals focused on special education- Algozzine has written more than 250 manuscripts on special education topics, including many books and textbooks on how to manage emotional and social behavior problems- SKU: CRWN2116 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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How can an educational leader practice moral leadership and successfully engage teachers, students, and the surrounding community ...In Genuine School Leadership, the authors explore the influence of personal values, experience, and beliefs on a leaders effectiveness- The book analyzes the scientific and sociological foundations of morality, examines current research on ethics, and explains how values develop within the context of educational leadership- With numerous examples, case studies, and exercises, this resource demonstrates how leaders can- Analyze their leadership style through reflective practice- Use personal values to support authentic, moral leadership- Evaluate decisions based on the ethical norms of the surrounding community- Engage educators, students, and community members in developing a collective morality- Nurture schools and districts as values-based learning communitiesThis insightful resource provides all educators and school leaders with the necessary tools to develop a positive ethical and spiritual basis for their leadership practice and school culture-Features- Title - Genuine School Leadership- Sub Title - Experience, Reflection, and Beliefs- Author - Ronald W- Rebore- Primary Author Affiliation - St- Louis University- Other Author - Angela L- E- Walmsley- Binding - Paperback- Pages - 160- Publication Date - 12-Jun-08- Primary Subject Code - Leadership - CA7- Item Weight - 9 oz-- Copyright Year - 2009About the AuthorRonald W- Rebore has over 30 publications- Two of his books have been translated into Chinese and have been adopted for use in preparing educational administrators in China- Rebore has a bachelor of arts degree in philosophy, a masters of education degree in counseling and guidance, and a doctor of philosophy degree in educational leadership- Angela L- E- Walmsley is an assistant professor at Saint Louis University located in Saint Louis, Missouri- SKU: CRWN2104 Read More

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The ten NAGC, CEC, and TAG knowledge and skills standards represent the best research-based practices in gifted education and iden...tify what teachers of the gifted should know and be able to do- To ensure that students with gifts and talents realize their full potential, it is crucial that gifted education teachers receive ongoing professional development that reflects standards-based practices- This unique resource shows PreK-12 education leaders how to plan and implement inservice training programs or realign existing programs based on the newly approved gifted education standards- Authored by the organizations that developed the standards, this volume features a wealth of helpful material for developing objectives, activities, and assessments of professional development, including four different observation instruments, a sample needs assessment survey, a sample individual professional development plan, a checklist for meeting the knowledge and skills standards, and a CD-ROM with an annotated bibliography of the research base used to develop the standards- Staff developers will be able to- Determine professional development objectives based on standards- Understand and assess teacher needs- Design and evaluate the effectiveness of activities and onsite programs- Implement standards for addressing diversityUsing the National Gifted Education Standards for PreK-12 Professional Development is an essential companion for staff developers and administrators faced with the challenge of giving classroom teachers the necessary training to provide exceptional instruction-Features- Title - Using the National Gifted Education Standards for PreK-12 Professional Development- Editor - Margie Kitano- Primary Author Affiliation - San Diego State University, USA- Other Author - Joyce L- VanTassel-Baska,Diane Montgomery, Susan K- Johnsen-- Binding - Hardcover- Pages - 160- Publication Date - 04-Apr-08- Primary Subject Code - Gifted Talented Curriculum - C92- Item Weight - 24 oz-- Copyright Year - 2008About the Author- Dr- VanTassel-Baska has received numerous awards for her work, including the National Association for Gifted Childrens Early Leader Award in 1986, the State Council of Higher Education in Virginia Outstanding Faculty Award in 1993, the Phi Beta Kappa faculty award in 1995, and the National Association of Gifted Childrens Distinguished Scholar Award in 1997- She has received awards from five states - Ohio, Virginia, Colorado, South Carolina, and Illinois - for her contribution to the field of gifted education in those states- She holds B-A-, M-A-, M- Ed-, and Ed-D- degrees from the University of Toledo- SKU: CRWN2361 Read More

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Skilled and well-trained school psychologists are critical to students well-being and academic success- This second and substantia...lly revised edition of Effective Supervision in School Psychology comprehensively addresses the administrative and clinical supervision skills necessary for school psychologists to thrive and offers guidelines for fostering the growth of both new and seasoned professionals- The authors discuss school psychologists expanding roles in offering prevention and intervention services, using evidence-based practices, and demonstrating measurable outcomes to help schools meet legal mandates for accountability- This new edition also has an increased focus on system-based delivery, multicultural issues, and clinical supervision- Chapters provide school psychologists, staff developers-District administrators with- Multiple vignettes illustrating the principles presented- Tools for assessing supervisor effectiveness, including ready-to-use questionnaires and evaluation forms- Methods for evaluating professional growth- Sample supervisory dilemmas and reflection questions for individual or group studyEffective supervision facilitates the essential ongoing professional development and enhanced competency of school psychologists- Based on the most current research, this practical guide helps school leaders meet the needs of new and veteran school psychologists through effective mentoring, clinical supervision, and administrative support-Features- Title - Professional Development and Supervision of School Psychologists- Sub Title - From Intern to Expert- Edited - Virginia Smith Harvey- Primary Author Affiliation - University of Massachusetts, Boston- Other Authors - Joan A- Struzziero- Binding - Hardcover- Pages - 544- Publication Date - 29-Apr-08- Edition Number - Second Edition- Primary Subject Code - Staff Supervision Evaluation Retention - CAK- Item Weight - 59 oz-- Copyright Year - 2008About The AuthorVirginia Smith Harvey is professor and director of the school psychology program at the University of Massachusetts, Boston- Before becoming a university professor, she was a practicing school psychologist for 18 years and supervised school psychologists and interns throughout those years- During her 15 years as a professor, she has supervised practicum, intern, and postgraduate students- In addition to numerous articles and book chapters, she is coauthor of Effective Supervision in School Psychology 2000, with J- A- Struzziero and Fostering Independent Learning Practical Strategies to Promote Student Success 2007, with L- A- Chickie-Wolfe- Harvey is currently chair of the ethics committee of the New Hampshire Association of School Psychologists and serves on the Standards Revision Writing Group of the National Association of School Psychologists-About Sub AuthorJoan A- Struzziero is an adjunct professor at Northeastern University and school psychologist in the Scituate, MA Public Schools- She has worked as a school psychologist for 18 years and as a field and university supervisor of interns for 15 years- She has also been a supervisor for the Global School Psychology Network and has researched the use of the Internet in supervision- Struzziero is coauthor of Effective Supervision in School Psychology 2000, with V- S- Harvey and is co-chair of the ethics committee of the Massachusetts Association of School Psychologists and the northeastern representative on the NASP Ethics Committee- SKU: CRWN1947 Read More

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Every teacher knows that what happens before and after class is as important as what happens during class- This accessible resourc...e gives all teachers indispensable tips for managing professional priorities outside the classroom and saving energy for the most essential part of their work teaching students- Real-life vignettes, planning sheets and other templates, illustrate how to master the multitasking demands of the teaching life, including- Planning time wisely-- Tailoring grading practices to provide clear feedback-- Holding productive meetings with students, parents, or colleagues-- Keeping and using records effectively-- Corresponding with grace, tact and detail-- Processing information and refining procedures-- Embracing new professional learning opportunities-Features- Sub-Title - Planning, Paperwork and Processing-- Edited - Stephen J- Valentine-- Author Affiliation - The Montclair Kimberley Academy-- Binding - Paperback-- Pages - 128-- Publication Date - 21-May-09-- Primary Subject Code - Classroom Management Student Behavior - C20-- Copyright Year - 2009-- Item Weight - 10 oz-About the AuthorA teacher since 1999, Stephen J- Valentine is currently the Assistant Head of the Upper School at Montclair Kimberley Academy in New Jersey- Valentine oversees curriculum, supervises a team of Department chairs and advises students while he teaches a variety of English courses- SKU: CRWN2466 Read More

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Research and practice show that portfolios are powerful tools for assessing students authentically, communicating with parents abo...ut the learning process, and helping learners across all grade levels and content areas record their successes and take ownership of their learning- The third edition of The Portfolio Connection offers practical advice and reader-friendly strategies for implementing student portfolios in the classroom- Through step-by-step procedures, the authors help teachers incorporate standards into the portfolio process by providing expanded checklists and rubrics to monitor student progress- The updated edition also includes- Additional information on e-portfolios and integrating technology- Steps for conducting student-led conferences- Portfolio examples for children with special needs- Guidance on increasing parent involvement- Information on the impact of NCLB on student assessmentDiscover how you can use portfolios to heighten students self-reflection while expanding their critical and creative thinking skills-Features- Title - The Portfolio Connection- Sub Title - Student Work Linked to Standards- Editor - Susan Belgrad- Primary Author Affiliation - California State University, Northridge, California- Other Author - Robin J- Fogarty- Binding - Paperback- Pages - 288- Publication Date - 04-Apr-08- Edition No - Third Edition- Primary Subject Code - Portfolios - CD3- Item Weight - 27 oz-- Copyright Year - 2008About the AuthorSusan Belgrad is currently a professor of education with California State University, Northridge- She has taught at the elementary level and in early childhood special education, and has enjoyed a long career in higher education working with teachers from pre-kindergarten through high school- For the past 20 years, Belgrad has led state and national efforts that support teachers professional education and public awareness of teacher excellence- SKU: CRWN2191 Read More

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Teachers can promote long-lasting learning, build higher-order thinking skills, develop individual student accountability, and inc...rease student achievement by incorporating performance learning tasks into the curriculum- In this second edition of Performance-Based Learning, Sally Berman demonstrates how this model can be modified for learners at different grade and ability levels, and offers an abundance of sample lesson plans that show how to use performance-based learning throughout the content areas- The updated edition includes an expanded discussion of cooperative learning teams, a new section on how to design effective performance-based learning activities, and a collection of reproducible masters for planning and implementation-Chapters with lesson plans include- A performance task to use as is or adapt for specific student groups- The curriculum standards related to the task- Reflection guidelines to help students evaluate their learning- Web resources for planning and implementing performance learning tasksNew and veteran teachers alike will use this detailed resource again and again to plan activities that engage students and inspire them to become invested in their own learning-Features- Title - Performance-Based Learning- Sub Title - Aligning Experiential Tasks and Assessment to Increase Learning- Authored - Sally Berman- Primary Author Affiliation - Educational Consultant, Texas- Binding - Hardcover- Pages - 184- Publication Date - 21-Jun-07- Edition Number - Second Edition- Primary Subject Code - Teaching Methods Learning Styles - CF0- Item Weight - 26 oz-- Copyright Year - 2008About The AuthorSally Berman specializes in teaching educators how to use practical strategies that expand student teamwork, cognition, meta cognition, and self-evaluation skills- She developed and tested many of her ideas during her 30 years of teaching science in a large Chicago-area high school- Berman regularly presents at workshops and conferences and has taught graduate courses for Sky Light Professional Development in conjunction with St- Xavier University and Cumberland University- SKU: CRWN1943 Read More

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This practical guide for educators and administrators shows how to measure teaching and learning accurately with multiple measures...- Developed by three of the fields best-known authorities, from their work with 130 school districts, this easy-to-use approach includes strategic handouts, reports, graphs and charts, and communiqus that will help you create an effective assessment program and end the struggle to meet federal requirements-Step-by-step explanations, examples, and tips on implementation are included for challenging areas that educators have identified- Using terminology correctly- Selecting reliable, valid, and fair measures- Gathering, disaggregating, and analyzing data- Understanding the limitations of testing- Aligning content standards with instruction and assessment- Limitations of norm-referenced tests- All populations in all assessmentsAll tables and examples used in the book are derived from real data derived from real schools- The information is easy to understand and offers a concise view of critical issues in education- An essential resource for educators and administrators-Features- Title - Multiple Measures- Sub-Title - Accurate Ways to Assess Student Achievement- Author - Joan Ardovino- Primary Author Affiliation - Fresno Unified Schools- Other Author - John R- Hollingsworth- Binding - Hardcover- Pages - 120- Publication Date - 31-Mar-00- Primary Subject Code - Program Development Evaluation - CA3- Copyright Year - 2000- Item Weight - 11 oz- SKU: CRWN403 Read More

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Motivating adolescents to learn can be a challenge Often distracted and easily bored, these kids are also critical thinkers capabl...e of thriving in the classroom while learning 21st century skills- How do we hold their attention and develop their abilities- Research shows that all students - regardless of learning style, disability category, or language difference - learn more effectively when they are engaged in active learning- 41 Active Learning Strategies for the Inclusive Classroom shows teachers how to help all students achieve positive learning outcomes- The authors provide a compilation of strategies that serve as blueprints for instructional design and directions for using them across a variety of content areas- The many benefits of active learning include- A more engaged and interactive classroom- Increased self-directed learning- Development of higher-order thinking skills such as analysis, synthesis, evaluation- Improved reading, discussion and writing competenciesEach strategy includes materials, directions, sample applications across content areas, ways to support students with learning differences and sample vignettes- New teacher requirements and raised expectations to meet higher standards for all students might make the teaching challenge look daunting- The authors understand your journey and will walk you through the process step-by-step so that you are fully prepared to achieve success-Features- Title - 41 Active Learning Strategies for the Inclusive Classroom, Grades 6-12- Authored - Diane Casale-Giannola- Primary Author - Rider University- Other Author - Linda Schwartz Green- Binding - Paperback- Pages - 224- Publication Date - 27-Jun-12- Primary Subject Code - Inclusive Education - CC8- Year - 2012- Item weight - 21 oz-About the AuthorDr- Diane Casale-Giannola is currently a Associate Professor in the School of Education at Rider University- She received her Masters of Science, specializing in Special Education, from Albany University and her Ph-D- from New York University- She also holds an Advanced Certificate in Educational Supervision and Administration from Brooklyn College- Dr- Linda Green has a B-A- in English from University of Bridgeport, an M-A- in Special Education and Reading from Eastern New Mexico University and a Ph-D- in Psychological Cultural Studies and Special Education from University of Nebraska at Lincoln- She holds certifications in Special Education and Teacher of English and is currently as Associate Professor of Education at Centenary College- SKU: CRWN2851 Read More

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In todays increasingly diverse classrooms, teachers are expected to address a whirlwind of initiatives- With their characteristica...lly joyful and conversational tone that celebrates learning and diverse students, Kathleen Kryza, Alicia Duncan, and S- Joy Stephens offer teachers dozens of practical strategies for designing and delivering differentiated lessons to reach all learners- Based on the authors popular, memorable, and doable C U KAN and the Chunk, Chew, and Check frameworks, this book makes it easy for teachers to implement effective, differentiated instruction- This ready-to-go resource helps educators identify a clear learning target, get to know their students as people and as learners, and understand how to vary the learning pathways to the same target for different learners- Rooted in real practice and real classrooms, this how-to guide- Includes abundant illustrations, vignettes, and examples across grade levels- Offers adaptations for ESL students and students with special needs- Presents samples of standalone lessons, weeklong lessons, and lesson units- Provides differentiated techniques for individual or whole-group instructionThis book is an easy-to-read, application-oriented text for novice and preservice teachers on differentiating lessons to target all learners-Features- Title - Differentiation For Real Classrooms - Sub Title - Making It Simple, Making It Work - Edited - Kathleen Kryza - Primary Author Affiliation - Infinite Horizons, Ann Arbor, MI - Other Authors - S- Joy Stephens - Binding - Hardcover - Pages - 152 - Publication Date - 10-Dec-09 - Primary Subject Code - Differentiation Multiple Intelligences - CF1 - Item Weight - 22 oz-- Copy Right Year - 2010 About the AuthorKathleen Kryza consults internationally for her company, Infinite Horizons, and also presents nationally for the Bureau of Education and Research BER- Kryza has more than 20 years experience in motivating and reaching children, educators, and others through her teaching, consulting, coaching, and writing- Her expertise is in working with students in special education, gifted education, alternative education, and multicultural education- She has a masters degree in special education and is an adjunct professor in special education at the University of Michigan-Dearborn- SKU: CRWN2632 Read More

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Violence in schools is everyones problem - when teachers cant teach and students cant learn, the community loses- Few educators, h...owever, are prepared to respond adequately to violent and aggressive youth, let alone understand the strategies for creating a safe learning environment for students and faculty- Bemak and Keys draw from their extensive national experience to offer innovative prevention and intervention programs for aggression and violence at school- In this comprehensive book, the authors provide practical principles and guidelines educators can put to work immediately in all types of school settings - urban, suburban, and rural- This book offers a big-picture perspective as it provides specific in-depth explanation of-- The roots of violence-- Innovative intervention-- Danger zones in schools-- Partnerships for prevention-About the AuthorDr- Fred Bemak is a Professor in the Counseling Development Program at George Mason University as well as the Founder and Director of the Diversity Research and Action Center and the organization Counselors Without Borders- He has directed federal, state, and privately funded human services programs, and has done consultation, training, and research with culturally diverse populations and public and private human services organizations locally, nationally, and internationally- Dr- Bemak has published extensively in the fields of cross-cultural and multicultural psychology and counseling, working with at-risk youth, and immigrant and refugee mental health and psychosocial adjustment and held faculty appointments in Brazil and Australia, held two Fulbright scholarships, a Kellogg International Fellowship, and a World Rehabilitation Fund Fellowship- He has the recipient of numerous awards including the American Counseling Association Gilbert and Kathleen Wrenn Award for a Humanitarian and Caring Person-Features- Title - Violent and Aggressive Youth-- Sub Title - Intervention and Prevention Strategies for Changing Times-- Author - Fred Bemak-- Primary Author Affiliation - George Mason University, Australia-- Other Authors - Susan Keys-- Pages - 120-- Publication Date - 11-Aug-99-- Binding - Paperback-- Primary Subject Code - School Safety - CAJ-- Series Title - Professional Skills for Counsellors series-- Series No - 1199-- Item Weight - 7 oz-- Copyright Year - 1999- SKU: CRWN956 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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Written by leading voices in the field, these carefully selected articles offer a deeper understanding of the multifaceted concept... of curricular integration-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-Features- Title - Integrating the Curricula-- Sub Title - A Collections-- Author - Robin J- Fogarty-- Primary Author Affiliation - Robin Fogarty Associates, Ltd-- Other Authors - Judy Storer-- Pages - 224-- Publication Date - 01-Jun-93-- Binding - Paperback-- Primary Subject Code - Curriculum Design - C12-- Item Weight - 13 oz-- Copyright Year - 1993- SKU: CRWN986 Read More

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Motivating adolescents can be challenging task for any middle and high school teacher- With artful humor, this engaging and reader...-friendly guidebook provides educators with an in-depth look at the ways that adolescents learn and offers activities that educators can use to inspire greater student interest and participation- Drawing on their backgrounds in social and behavioral psychology, the authors encourage you to create a vision statement for what you want to accomplish and provide the right tools to help you succeed- The book shows how to modify your instructional program by using- Three components of motivation-- Specific classroom management strategies-- Proven, brain-compatible activities for individuals and groups that boost students academic, research, metacognitive and social skills-- Steps to bolster learners study skills-- Technology to effectively bridge the gap between how students learn and how instructors present information-Insightful and appealing, this practical resource is the key to effectively meeting the learning needs of your students and helping ensure that every learner experiences success-Features- Edited - Jeffrey Miller-- Author Affiliation - Duquesne University-- Other Authors - Peter Desberg-- Binding - Paperback-- Pages - 168-- Publication Date - 27-May-09-- Primary Subject Code - Student Engagement Motivation - C27-- Copyright Year - 2009-- Item Weight - 13 oz-About the AuthorJeffrey Miller spent eight years teaching middle school in urban Los Angeles and four years designing student success programs at Santa Monica College- Currently, he teaches courses in educational psychology and classroom management at California State University, Dominguez Hills- SKU: CRWN2550 Read More

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Inspiring Elementary Learners offers step-by-step instructions for creating a learning environment that engages all students, and ...provides creative strategies that can be easily implemented in the classroom- The authors include lesson examples and assessment rubrics across the core subject areas, showing how to cultivate a community of learners who honor themselves and each other- Based on current educational research on meta cognitive strategies, learning styles, constructivist thinking, and choice theory, this handbook helps educators- Design lessons to foster students intrinsic motivation- Teach for deep understanding while meeting content standards- Create and implement differentiated strategiesTodays classrooms are more diverse than ever before, with students of many languages, cultures, backgrounds, abilities, and skills all in one room- This accessible resource illustrates how elementary teachers can use differentiated instructional techniques to nurture a love for learning in socially, culturally, and academically diverse learners- This practical guide provides teachers with the tools they need to reach, teach, and inspire diverse student populations and cultivate an engaging classroom environment-Features- Title - Inspiring Elementary Learners- Sub-Title - Nurturing the Whole Child in a Differentiated Classroom- Author - Kathleen Kryza- Primary Author Affiliation - Infinite Horizons, Ann Arbor, MI- Other Author - S- Joy Stephens- Binding - Paperback- Pages - 264- Publication Date - 21-Aug-08- Primary Subject Code - Differentiation Multiple Intelligences - CF1- Item Weight - 25 oz-- Copyright Year - 2009About the AuthorKathleen Kryza consults internationally for her company, Infinite Horizons, and also presents nationally for the Bureau of Education and Research BER- Kryza has more than 20 years experience in motivating and reaching children, educators, and others through her teaching, consulting, coaching, and writing- Her expertise is in working with students in special education, gifted education, alternative education, and multicultural education- She has a masters degree in special education and is an adjunct professor in special education at the University of Michigan Dearborn SKU: CRWN2224 Read More

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More than ever before, K-12 educators in todays classrooms teach students from diverse language backgrounds- This handy reference ...guide to the ten most common languages of students who do not speak English, Spanish, Russian, Vietnamese, Arabic, Tagalog, Haitian Creole, Navajo, Hmong, Cantonese, and Korean offers practical guidance for communicating with ELL students and their families- With a chapter dedicated to each language, this book provides a wealth of resources to help you make meaningful connections with ELL students, including- Information about the traditions, religions, and celebrations of the familys country of origin-- Guides to common words and phrases in the students native language-- Picture dictionaries that can be reproduced for use with students-- Sample parent letters that include both English and native language translations-- Basic reading tests in ten languages-Help ensure that English Language Learners successfully transition into the school community and participate fully in the classroom learning environmentFeatures- Title - Ten Languages Youll Need Most in the Classroom-- Sub Title - A Guide to Communicating With English Language Learners and Their Families-- Authored - Garth Sundem-- Primary Author Affiliation - Educational Consultant, Texas-- Other Authors - Kristi Pikiewicz-- Binding - Paperback-- Pages - 288-- Publication Date - 11 - Feb - 08-- Primary Subject Code - BilingualELL Learners - C42-- Item Weight - 28 oz-- Copy Right Year - 2008-About the AuthorGarth Sundem is an educational consultant and curriculum writer- A former language arts and music teacher, Mr- Sundem has published more than 15 books, primarily on the subjects of literacy and social studies- A graduate of Cornell University, he earned a Masters Degree in Music Theory and Composition- He presents at local and national education conferences and facilitates in - service trainings across the U-S- A multicultural educator for many years, Jan Krieger has taught at bilingual schools throughout Central and South America, as well as in the United States- He is currently a Spanish teacher at both the middle and high school levels in Bozeman, Montana- His Masters Degree is in Curriculum and Instruction with an emphasis in Multicultural Education- SKU: CRWN1570 Read More

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How do we measure students inquiry, problem-solving and critical thinking abilities so that we know they are prepared to meet the ...challenges of the 21st century John Barell explains how inquiry leads to problem-solving and provides specific steps for pre, formative and summative assessment that informs instruction of 21st century skills- Included are examples that show how to use todays technology in the classroom and how to use inquiry to develop and assess students ability to- Think critically and creatively- Collaborate with others- Become self-directed learners- Adapt and become resourceful- Develop a sense of leadership, responsibility and global awarenessThe authors challenge teachers to reflect on their own learning, thinking and problem-solving processes as well as those of their students- The text provides frameworks for monitoring students progress and guidelines for communicating with parents- Teachers will find examples from all grade levels that show how to observe and assess students growth in their development of 21st century capacities, making this a timely and valuable resource-Features- Title - How Do We Know Theyre Getting Better- Sub Title - Assessment for 21st Century Minds, K-8- Authored - John F- Barell- Primary Author - Education Consultant- Binding - Paperback- Pages - 264- Publication Date - 18-Jan-12- Primary Subject Code - 21st Century Learning - CP0- Year - 2012- Item weight - 19 oz-About the AuthorJohn Barell is Professor Emeritus of Curriculum and Teaching at Montclair State University, Montclair, NJ and former public school teacher in New York City- For the past several years he has been a consultant for inquiry-based instruction and creation of sciencesocial studies networks at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City- For most of his educational career he has worked with schools nationally to foster inquiry, problem-based learning, critical thinking and reflection- Barell is the author of several books, including Teaching for Thoughtfulness Strategies to Enhance Intellectual Development 1995, 2nd ed- and Developing More Curious Minds 2003- SKU: CRWN2869 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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The author draws on her 25 years of teaching experience to offer effective strategies that really work- Youll learn specific techn...iques you can apply immediately to help all students overcome the misconception that we are not good at science-- Counteract negative stereotypes and cultural messages that hinder girls and boys from reaching their full potential-- Instill confidence and elevate self-esteem in all students-- Encourage inquisitiveness and inspire a love of science in all students-- Define and reinforce positive roles for students, parents, and teachers-- Establish support systems for students-- Develop course designs and a classroom atmosphere that will encourage the participation of all students-- Make science relevant to life outside the classroom-Features- Title - Girls Can Succeed in Science-- Sub Title - Antidotes for Science Phobia in Boys and Girls-- Author - Linda S- Samuels-- Primary Author Affiliation - The Science of Learning Center, Winthrop, MA-- Pages - 240-- Publication Date - 14-Oct-98-- Binding - Paperback-- Primary Subject Code - Science - C1E-- Item Weight - 20 oz-- Copyright Year - 1999- SKU: CRWN908 Read More

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Every hour of every day, students experience bullying and harassment at school by their peers- The immediate and long-term impact ...on the victims learning capabilities, emotional health and self-esteem is staggering- School Bullying Tools for Avoiding Harm and Liability tackles this critical problem with an easy-to-use framework that guides educators in using constructive thinking, listening and speaking to take effective action- The McGrath SUCCEED System outlined in this excellent text offers school leaders tools to create lasting, legally based and ethically sound approaches to dealing with and preventing, bullying in schools- This proven method covers both the content and context of bullying- Youll be able to address these issues- Distinguishing bullying from acceptable student behavior- Applying legally appropriate procedures and maintaining proper documentation- Acting with honesty, compassion and accountability- Fostering trust, respect, understanding and a commitment to growth- Offering practices that put fundamental ethical principles into actionThis resource is vital to all schools, providing not only step-by-step procedures but also practical tools for investigating bullying situations and communicating effectively with students, parents, teachers, staff and the community-Features- Title - School Bullying- Sub Title - Tools for Avoiding Harm and Liability- Authored - Mary Jo McGrath- Primary Author - McGrath Systems, Inc-- Binding - Paperback- Pages - 248- Publication Date - 18-Aug-06- Primary Subject Code - Superintendents District Administration - CAB- Year - 2007- Item weight - 16oz- SKU: CRWN1236 Read More

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I am truly impressed by Van Cleaves book, for it speaks powerfully to what school life is really like- This compelling story will ...be of great interest not only to educators but to parents and policymakers as well- Ernest L- Boyer, President The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of teaching Underlying all is the one theme of which we must never lose sight we are there to ensure that every child receives a world-class education- Samuel G- Sava, Executive Director National Association of Elementary School Principals From the Principal of Kelly School, Portland, Oregon, recognized September, 1995 as one of 16 model schools in the country by noted education reformer Ernest Boyer- Puts students, teachers, and principals back into the concept of school reform- Along with the pain of Van Cleaves message comes a reaffirmation of the reasons teachers teach-Written by an elementary principal in a poor, urban neighbourhood in the United States, The Least of These recounts a year in the life of a school and challenges the proposition that school reform can be achieved smoothly- The author describes the conditions of the childrens lives and those of the people who struggle to help them- Her account is a moving narrative depicting poverty, violence and neglect, and the teachers struggle to offset these dismal conditions- The book highlights the restrictions facing the school which result from a large bureaucracy and a powerful teachers union-Features- Title - The Least of These- Sub Title -Stories of Schoolchildren- Author - Mary van Cleave- Binding - Hardcover- Pages - 248- Publication Date - 13-Oct-94- Primary Subject Code - At-Risk - CC3- Copyright Year - 1994- Item weight - 22 oz- SKU: CRWN630 Read More

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Developing a proactive discipline plan can be a challenge for any educator- Smart Discipline for the Classroom, Fourth Edition, of...fers a generous collection of sound strategies to promote positive behavior, motivate students to do their best, and establish a supportive atmosphere for learning- Written by discipline expert Larry J- Koenig, this guide presents varied, adaptable methods to fit a wide range of classroom settings and student needs- The updated edition features answers to frequently asked questions, expanded information on using the Smart Discipline System, and new references to relevant research- Assisting teachers in developing a plan of action, this text offers a step-by-step approach to classroom discipline-Plus- Over 60 strategies for increasing respect and cooperation- Prevention and intervention methods for problems ranging from minor incidents to even the most difficult behaviors- Special techniques for students with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder ADHD- Methods for involving parentsCreate an environment for success by using field-tested smart strategies for handling discipline in the classroomFeatures- Title - Smart Discipline for the Classroom- Sub Title - Respect and Cooperation Restored- Authored - Larry J- Koenig- Binding - Paperback- Pages - 136- Publication Date - 14-Aug-07- Edition Number - Fourth Edition- Primary Subject Code - Classroom Discipline - C24- Item Weight - 13 oz-- Copyright Year - 2008About The AuthorLarry Koenig is a nationally known expert on school discipline- He has worked extensively with children and adolescents in classrooms, youth development centers, and hospitals- A humorous public speaker, Dr- Koenig has the unique ability to talk about exactly what is going on in todays classrooms and to give both meaningful and practical advice- Dr- Koenig is the creator of the Smart Discipline System- Using this system, he has trained thousands of teachers in strategies for building students self-esteem and classroom discipline- SKU: CRWN1984 Read More

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Knowledge is power and this book puts assessment data and instruction together in a step-by-step format- Instead of dreading the t...ime testing takes from teaching, you can harness its power to define learning targets, build standards-based assessments, gather and use test data in the classroom and develop data-driven teaching strategies- Assessment expert Nancy W- Sindelar provides practical tools that help teachers- Use formative and summative assessment results to enhance instruction- Motivate students by providing clear learning targets- Utilize technology to analyze students progress- Raise test scoresIncluded are testimonials from teachers, numerous data analysis examples, rubrics and a chapter on culturally diverse schools- Designed to be adaptable, this book is a powerful resource for teachers, teacher teams and all educators dedicated to enhancing student learning-Features- Title - Assessment-Powered Teaching- Authored - Nancy W- Sindelar- Primary Author - Consultant- Binding - Paperback- Pages - 160- Publication Date - 19-Nov-10- Primary Subject Code - Data Analysis - CD1- Year - 2011- Item weight - 12 oz-About the AuthorNancy W- Sindelar is consultant to schools across the country in the areas of standards-based curriculum and assessment alignment including alignment to the Common Core State Standards, collection, use and interpretation of student test data, teacher mentorship and the development of high-performing teacher teams- By focusing on data-driven instruction, She has helped schools move from state academic watchlists to most improved status, based on state test scores- SKU: CRWN2836 Read More

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The Best of Corwin series showcases key chapters from critically acclaimed Corwin publications for a powerful compilation of persp...ectives on important education issues and topics- The Best of Corwin Differentiated Instruction features a tapestry of critical information to guide teachers in implementing differentiation- Helpful tools include standards - based lesson - and unit - planning templates, graphic organizers, and brain - based research- The compilation also provides- Strategies for understanding students needs- Tips for accommodating various learning styles- Curriculum approaches for data - driven instruction- Ways to use graphic organizers to promote differentiation- Guidance in creating a positive learning environmentAlso included is a chapter that offers an in - depth look at middle and high school learners and the need for differentiation to satisfy their developmental needs- This practical guide from the best minds in education is a must - have for all teachers who need the essential tools to design and implement differentiated instruction-Features- Title - The Best of Corwin Differentiated Instruction- Edited - Gayle H- Gregory- Primary Author Affiliation - Educational Consultant, Burlington, Ontario- Binding - Paperback- Pages - 208- Publication Date - 21 - Sep - 11- Primary Subject Code Description - Differentiation Multiple Intelligences - CF1- Series - The Best of Corwin,1320- Item weight - 15 oz-- Copy Right Year - 2011About the AuthorGayle Gregory is an internationally known consultant who has specialized in brain compatible learning and differentiated instruction and assessment- She presents practical teacherstudent - friendly strategies grounded in sound research that educators find easy to use in the classroom or schoolhouse tomorrow- Her interactive style and modeling of strategies help teachers and administrators transfer new ideas with ease- She has had extensive experience in elementary, middle and secondary schools, community colleges and universities- Gayle has also had district leadership roles including curriculum coordinator and staff development director- She has worked with Instructional Leadership Teams in many schools and district throughout the country focusing on data analysis, using assessment, both formative and summative, and differentiating instruction based on readiness, learning profiles and interests- Her areas of expertise include brain - compatible learning, block scheduling, emotional intelligence, instructional and assessment practices, differentiated instructional strategies, using data to differentiate, literacy, presentation skills, renewal of secondary schools, enhancing teacher quality, coaching and mentoring, managing change and building professional learning communities- She is the author and co - author of numerous publications for teachers and administrators- Gayle believes in life long learning for herself and others- SKU: CRWN2956 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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From strategic planning and accountability to restructuring goals, school leaders face a myriad of organizational tasks, each one ...vying for immediate action- Where to begin and where best to allocate resources become critical questions as the issue of organization becomes more prevalent- The third edition of a powerful bestseller, Making Schools Smarter provides the refined and updated tools to create a workable model for reshaping todays school districts for positive outcomesThis practical guide addresses and helps resolve significant issues in district and school leadership, including- Determining a comprehensive and real image of future schools and districts as professional learning communities- Highlighting critical changes for achieving missions and goals- Providing school leaders with much-needed tools to demonstrate and improve accountabilityWith No Child Left Behind and increased accountability as powerful reminders of whats at stake, Making Schools Smarter gets to the heart of the argument that smarter schools mean enhanced learning for allAbout the AuthorDr- Leithwood is Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy at OISEUniversity of Toronto- His research and writing concerns school leadership, educational policy and organizational change- Dr- Leithwood has published more than 70 referred journal articles, and authored or edited more than thirty books- For example, he is the senior editor of both the first and second International Handbooks on Educational Leadership and Administration Kluwer Publishers, 1996, 2003- His most recent books all with Corwin Press include Leadership With Teachers Emotions In Mind in press, Making Schools Smarter 3rd edition, 2006 and Teaching for Deep Understanding 2006- Among his current research projects is a large, five-year, Wallace Foundation study, with colleagues, aimed at determining how state, district and school-level leadership influences student learning- Dr- Leithwood is the recent recipient of the University of Torontos Impact on Public Policy award-Features- Title - Making Schools Smarter-- Sub Title - Leading With Evidence-- Author - Kenneth Leithwood-- Primary Author Affiliation - Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, Toronto, Canada-- Other Author - Robert Aitken-- Binding - Paperback-- Pages - 216-- Publication Date - 06-Jan-06-- Edition No - Third Edition-- Primary Subject Code - School Change, Reform, Restructuring - CAG-- Copyright Year - 2006-- Item Weight - 18 oz- SKU: CRWN1329 Read More

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