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Children's Books: My Quotable Kid Book - - - Outrageous, poignant, or bitingly witty, the things our children say always offer a...n unexpected glimpse into a world that is all their own. Filled with roomy pages for jotting down conversations or overheard saying, this handsome keepsake journal also features a bound-in photo window for adding a unique, personal touch. Whether parents prefer safely stowing precious insights for future generations or sharing priceless quips with family and friends, My Quotable Kid will become a lasting record of a child's most memorable quotes. *Product Details* - Hardcover - 144 pages - Ribbon page marker - Interior photo window - Features two color illustrationsShipping info - Delivered lickety split in 5-7 business days Read More

Flagship Carpets
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Help kids develop a love for reading with Flagship Carpets' Circle Time Books Rug. This colorful rug features a border of smiling ...books and an optional message. The classroom rug is constructed of dense nylon fiber that's treated with Scotchguard stain protection so it looks great year after year. Edges are tightly bound and double-stitched for maximum strength. Each rug comes with a permanent antimicrobial treatment that protects against odors, mold and mildew. The skid-resistant Action Bac woven backing system prevents wrinkles and bunching. Printed with Flagship's high-tech process, the design is crisp, clean and features fade-resistant saturated color. Flagship Carpets' Circle Time Books Rug is made in the USA and backed by a lifetime abrasive wear warranty. Key Features Fun smiling book design with optional message Dense nylon fiber construction with fade-resistant color Anti-soil, antimicrobial and anti-static treatments Woven backing prevents skidding and creasing CRI Green Label Plus certified Scotchguard stain protection Action Bac backing system Meets Class I flammability standards Backed by a lifetime wear warranty Specifications Dimensions: 12' diameter Shape: Round Warranty: Lifetime limited 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. Read More

Carson-Dellosa Publishing
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Manufacturer Part Number: KE-804079Help your children with ADHD and children who are otherwise wiggly and overly-busy learn how to... pay better attention and focus for longer periods of time! Included are games and activities to strengthen listening, concentration, visual, and auditory memory skills, assist children in learning relaxation techniques, provide children healthy ways to burn excess energy, discover ways to control over-stimulation and impulsivity, and many more. 64 pages 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. 64 pp Read More

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While educational leaders must be responsive to federal policy mandates, compliance alone will not guarantee continuous school imp...rovement- Leaders must create conditions that foster innovative solutions to perennial problems and engage all educators in systemic reform- Paul L- Kimmelman creates a triangular framework for improving education based on federal policy compliance, effective leadership, and innovation- With practical examples from business and education, this remarkable book- Provides a rare glimpse into the thought processes of legislators and policy makers who wrote the No Child Left Behind Act NCLB- Includes contemporary thinking on how leaders can distribute leadership throughout a school or district- Focuses on the critical role of innovation in creating successful reform effortsThe School Leadership Triangle provides leadership teams with a solid foundation for discussing key issues that can lead to substantive improvements in schools and districts while addressing the challenges of federal laws-Features- Title - The School Leadership Triangle - Sub Title - From Compliance to Innovation - Authored - Paul L- Kimmelman - Primary Author Affiliation - Learning Point Associates - Binding - Paperback - Pages - 176 - Publication Date - 30-Mar-10 - Primary Subject Code - Leadership - CA7 - Item Weight - 13 oz-- Copy Right Year - 2010 About the AuthorPaul L- Kimmelman is senior adviser to the CEO at Learning Point Associates- He has served as a consultant to the Qualifications and Curriculum Authority in England, and senior consultant to Project 2061 Professional Development Programs of the American Association for the Advancement of Science- He worked in K12 education for more than 30 years as a teacher, high school assistant principal, middle school principal, assistant superintendent, and superintendent, and he has been an adjunct professor at several colleges and universities- Currently, he is adjunct professor at Argosy University- As superintendent in Lima, Ohio, he worked to help the district successfully comply with a federal desegregation order- He served as president of the First in the World Consortium when he was a superintendent in Illinois- The consortium was a collaborative group of school districts that were the first noncountry group to participate in the Third International Mathematics and Science Study- He has authored numerous articles and publications on education and presented at national and state education meetings- He is author of Implementing NCLB Creating a Knowledge Framework to Support School Improvement 2006 and coauthor with David Kroeze of Achieving World-Class Schools Mastering School Improvement Using a Genetic Model 2002- He was appointed by former U-S- Secretary of Education Richard Riley to the National Commission on Mathematics and Science Teaching, chaired by former senator and astronaut John Glenn, and served on the Third International Mathematics and Science Study Technical Review Panel- He was also appointed by U-S- Secretary of Education Rod Paige to serve on the Teacher Assistance Corps and participated in the Teacher-to-Teacher project, offering sessions on building teacher leaders- SKU: CRWN2713 Read More

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Robert C- DiGiulio, author, educator, and expert in student behavior, dares to suggest that schools and community can reestablish ...themselves as preventive forces in the face of the growing problem of antisocial behavior and violence in schools- DiGiulio outlines how communities - not the government, doctors, or lawyerscan offer schools vital and concrete support to play a preventive rather than reactive role in keeping students safe-The author examines negative psychosocial behaviors from their roots to their eventual eruptions within the context of current research, best practice, and sound administrative actions- Topics include- Ten persistent myths about schools and violence- To medicate or incarcerate- The downside of legalism- The role of the home- Best school-level preventive responses to antisocial behavior- Best community-level preventive responses to antisocial behavior- The force within each communityAn essential resource for anyone concerned about the role of school and community in creating safe environments for todays youth- This book has been written for both the professional and the layman, for the student and practitioner, for the person who works in the schools each day, and for the informed taxpayer- Ultimately, it has been written for all our children-Features- Title - Educate, Medicate, or Litigate- Sub-Title - What Teachers, Parents, and Administrators Must Do About Student Behavior- Author - Robert C- Di Giulio- Primary Author Affiliation - Johnson State College, Vermont- Binding - Hardcover- Pages - 144- Publication Date - 13-Apr-01- Primary Subject Code - Classroom Discipline - C24- Copyright Year - 2001- Item Weight - 13 oz-About the AuthorRobert DiGiulio is Education Professor at Johnson State College in Vermont- He earned his Ph-D- in human development from the University of Connecticut, and recently earned his D-Ed- in socio-education from the University of South Africa- He began his teaching career in the New York City public school system, where he taught for a number of years- His 33-year career as an educator includes teaching at the elementary, middle, junior high and college levels, with experience ranging from crowded urban schools to a one-room schoolhouse- He has also served as a school principal educational researcher, consultant, and writer- SKU: CRWN474 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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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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Donaldson and Sanderson show you how to help your entire staff discover a common goal--improved learning for students - and move t...oward it together- The authors give you insightful, step-by-step guidance on exactly how to accomplish this- Learn how you can increase the effectiveness of your teaching staff so that every student benefits by improved learning- Encourage teachers personal growth by encouraging them to use creative teamwork to find alternate solutions to tough school problems- Bring staff together to address complicated school concerns as a group- Build your student-oriented school from the inside by encouraging everyone to work toward better instruction- This book is designed to help parents, teachers, principals, and other school staff work together more easily to teach kids better-Find out how collaboration can- Build and reinforce common educational goals-- Dramatically raise teaching levels-- Boost teachers leadership skills-- Enrich your schools culture by keeping decision-making on site-- Involve parents with their childrens education-Dozens of great, simple ideas and strategies help you turn common, pressing school challenges into opportunities for effective working together- Find out how bringing parents into the equation can further enhance students learning experiences- Use the thoughtful, real-life examples provided in each chapter to build a unified teaching and learning community at your school- Let the down-to-earth, practical advice here help you and your staff begins working together more effectively--and your students will reap the reward of a better education-Features- Title - Working Together in Schools-- Sub Title - A Guide for Educators-- Authored - Gordon A- Donaldson, Jr- Other Authors - David R- Sanderson-- Binding - Hardcover-- Pages - 184-- Publication Date - 1891996-- Primary Subject Code - Collaboration Team Building - CAM-- Copyright Year - 1996-- Item Weight - 21 oz- SKU: CRWN735 Read More

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Although school administrators consider supporting and sustaining teachers professional development a priority, more pressing day-...to-day imperatives often eclipse this goal- Supporting and Sustaining Teachers Professional Development specifically targets busy school principals who want practical suggestions for how to balance these everyday administrative tasks while encouraging teachers professional growth- Focusing on seven questions selected for their relevance to school administrators, this essential reference summarizes the practical implications of the latest research and theory on the topic of teacher development- Organized around three key elements of current NSDC national standards, this resource for new, veteran, and aspiring school leaders will illustrate how to- Emphasize research and practice-- Provide rationales that explain and justify the encouragement of professional development-- Link teachers professional development to student learning-- Interpret national standards for professional development and apply them practically-Improve student achievement, retain highly qualified teachers, and ground school practices in sound research by learning how to encourage your teachers while remaining committed to your leadership responsibilities-Features- Sub-Title - A Principals Guide- Authored - Marilyn Tallerico- Author Affiliation - Syracuse University, USA- Binding - Hardcoverk- Pages - 168- Publication Date - 16-Mar-05- Language - English- Primary Subject Code - Staff Supervision Evaluation Retention - CAK- Copyright Year - 2005- Item Weight - 18 oz-About the AuthorMarilyn Tallerico is a professor of Educational Leadership at Syracuse University- She teaches graduate courses in professional development, curriculum leadership, assessment of teaching, and politics of education- Her work has appeared in the Journal of Staff Development, as well as numerous other research and practitioner journals- She is widely published in the areas of the superintendency, gender, and educational leadership- SKU: CRWN1141 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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How can teachers ensure that each child becomes a better reader Building Classroom Reading Communities presents a successful appro...ach for motivating students as individual readers while encouraging peer-to-peer learning- By showing how to use Retrospective Miscue Analysis RMA and Socratic Circles together, the authors help teachers create a sense of community in the classroom and promote achievement for every student- The authors show how RMA which develops students comprehension and fluency by analyzing their mistakes as they read aloud can be used to provide a window into each students progress- The interactive discussion techniques used in Socratic Circles then extend learning in small groups and classwide- Teachers, literacy coaches and others will find- Assessment strategies and step-by-step guidance to implementing RMA and Socratic Circles-- Insights on improving student skills in vocabulary, language structure, comprehension and other key areas-- Flexible, adaptable techniques for readers of all abilities-- Numerous vignettes showing the use of RMA with Socratic Circles in the classroom-Discover a fresh approach to teaching literacy that is well-grounded in theory and practice-Features- Sub-Title - Retrospective Miscue Analysis and Socratic Circles-- Edited - Rita A- Moore-- Author Affiliation - Willamette University-- Other Authors - Victoria N- Seeger-- Binding - Hardcover-- Pages - 168-- Publication Date - 10-Dec-09-- Primary Subject Code - English - C14-- Copyright Year - 2010-- Item Weight - 18 oz-About the AuthorRita A- Moore, a former Title I reading teacher and high school language arts teacher, is a professor of education and associate dean at Willamette University in Salem, Oregon- She and her colleague Victoria N- Seeger have worked continuously together since 2001 on research including professional development schools, classroom research for teachers and RMA, from which they have coauthored several articles- SKU: CRWN2484 Read More

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How can I motivate my gifted students using the resources I already have How can I stimulate their imaginations to further their l...earning This book is packed with practical activities that allow students to bring their insights, observations, imaginations, and experiences to the classroom-Igniting Creativity in Gifted Learners, K-6 helps elementary school teachers use creative methods to enhance gifted students learning and stimulate higher-level thinking, discovery, and invention- Linked to curriculum standards, these ready-to-use strategies, activities, and examples help teachers- Inspire students in reading, writing, social studies, mathematics, science, and the arts- Tie creative processes to learning outcomes- Incorporate technology into instruction where appropriate- Encourage students to explore new avenues for thinking and learningUse these contributions from experienced educators to make creativity a vital ingredient in classroom instruction and the learning processFeatures- Title - Igniting Creativity in Gifted Learners, K-6- Sub Title - Strategies for Every Teacher- Editor - Joan Franklin Smutny- Primary Author Affiliation - National-Louis University- Other Author - S-E- von Fremd- Binding - Hardcover- Pages - 344- Publication Date - 29-Oct-08- Primary Subject Code - Gifted Talented Instruction - C94- Item Weight - 30 oz-- Copyright Year - 2009About the AuthorJoan Franklin Smutny is editor of the Illinois Association for Gifted Children Journal, contributing editor of Understanding Our Gifted, and a regular contributor to the Gifted Education Communicator, Parenting for High Potential, and the Gifted Education Press Quarterly- Smutny has authored, co-authored, and edited many articles and books on gifted education for teachers, parents, and administrators, including Challenging High Potential Spanish Speaking Students 2012, Teaching Advanced Learners in the General Education Classroom 2011, Manifesto of the Gifted Girl 2010, Differentiating for the Young Child, Second Edition 2010, Igniting Creativity in Gifted Learners, K-6 2009, Acceleration for Gifted Learners, K-5 2007, Reclaiming the Lives of Gifted Girls and Women 2007, Designing and Developing Programs for Gifted Students 2003, Underserved Gifted Populations 2003, Gifted Education Promising Practices 2003, Stand Up for Your Gifted Child 2001, The Young Gifted Child Potential and Promise, an Anthology 1998, and Teaching Young Gifted Children in the Regular Classroom 1997- In 1996, she won the National Association for Gifted Children NAGC Distinguished Service Award for outstanding contribution to the field of gifted education- SKU: CRWN2119 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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Who was the best teacher you ever had Can you remember the excitement and joy that this teacher brought to learning Do you want to... be the best teacher ever for your students Understanding yourself and how you relate to others is the first step in becoming the enthusiastic, inspirational teacher to whom students respond best- On Being a Teacher links teaching to the unique human characteristics that each of us possesses- Written with the preservice, beginning, and veteran teacher in mind, the authors help educators discover their own special traits that make them superlative teachers- This newly revised third edition includes the addition of- Research-based teaching strategies- Professional development activities- An in-depth look at parent-teacher conferences- Ideas for getting involved in your school and district to further your professional growth- Information on learning styles and multiple intelligences- Guides for individual and group reflectionThis book is ideal for teacher education courses and induction programs and can be used for either individual growth or group study-Features- Title - On Being a Teacher Special Edition for Laureate Education, Inc-- Author - Jeffrey A- Kottler- Primary Author Affiliation - California State University, Fullerton, USA- Other Author - Stanley J- Zehm- Binding - Paperback- Pages - 192- Publication Date - 26-Jul-07- Edition No - Third Edition- Primary Subject Code - Foundations of Education - C70- Item Weight - 9 oz-About the AuthorStanley J- Zehm was Professor and former Chair of Instructional and Curricular Studies at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, prior to his death in 1999- He also worked as Adjunct Professor at Heritage College, where he had previously served as Dean of Education- He worked as both an elementary and secondary teacher for 15 years and as a counselor, and he held several administrative positions, including superintendent- He earned his doctorate in English education from Stanford University- He also possessed degrees and specialized training in philosophy, counseling, English, and theology- In addition to his experience in schools, he practiced as a family and child counselor- He was the author of numerous articles in professional journals, as well as several books for teachers and school administrators- SKU: CRWN2221 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

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A parent tells a child how special she is, both to the parent and to God.

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What To Do When Your Brain Gets Stuck guides children and their parents through the cognitive-behavioral techniques used to treat ...Obsessive Compulsive Disorder. Revealing OCD in a whole new light, this interactive self-help book turns kids into... Read More

Thames & Kosmos
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Based on a best-selling children's book, this nostalgic kit starts with a step-by-step manual that guides kids (and parents) throu...gh more than 30 experiments in the world of electronics. From hair-raising experiments about static electricity to capacitors, diodes and LEDs, every hands-on activity is designed for maximum fun and engaged education. The chock-full kit is a great opportunity for parent-child bonding, whether you're helping them discover the workings of cell phones or satellites. Color(s): none. Brand: Thames & Kosmos. Style Name: Thames & Kosmos 'Dangerous Book - Electronics' Experiment Kit. Style Number: 1012665. Manufacturer part number 600002 Ages 8 and upA Parents' Choice Silver Award Winner Includes materials and a 32-page full-color illustrated manual for performing more than 30 experiments By Thames &Kosmos; imported Kids' Wear Read More

Learning Resources
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Research confirms that student achievement improves when you reach out and involved parents in their children's education!Provides... more than 300 math activities and games (120 blackline masters in English/Spanish) that parents can do at home with their childrenAligns with NCTM standards: number and operations, algebra, geometry, measurement, data analysis and probabilityHelps you partner with parents to differentiate instruction for mainstream education, intervention, special needs and ELL supportOrganized by grade (K-1, 2-3) and skillFeatures spiral binding for easy photocopyingGrades K-3 Read More

LeapFrog
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Take a spin down memory lane to relive Lightning McQueen's racing adventures all over the world! Use the #1 selling Tag Reading Sy...stem to bring this book to life. - After the story, play learning activities that help build vocabulary and reading comprehension skills. - This Early Reading book helps develop core phonics skills by using simple sentences and sounding out words as needed. The Early Reading series is part of the Tag Learn to Read System, and is designed to build upon basic reading skills and support children as they proceed at their own pace toward independent reading. The Tag Learn to Read System library features 80+ interactive books, puzzles, maps and more.- Parents can connect the Tag Reader to the online LeapFrog Learning Path to see what their child is playing and learning. - Appropriate for children ages 4 to 8 years. Tag Reader sold separately.Product Measures: 7.75 x 9.25 x 0.375Recommended Ages: 4 years - 8 years Read More

LeapFrog
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Help Dora count coconuts, bananas and more in English and Spanish. This Tag Junior Board book springs to life when you touch the T...ag Junior book pal to any part of any page. More than 24 playful activities and 150 audio responses encourage little ones to explore while helping build confidence with books. Parents can connect to the online LeapFrog Learning Path to see their child's progress and get printable activities to expand the learning. Read More

Kids Give
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The Manhattan Menace One in a series of Karito KidT Adventures, The Manhattan Menace features 11-year-old Zoe as she takes on a hu...ge real estate developer in New York City to save her home and avoid having to leave the best city in the world! Zoe and her mom are on their own in the city after her father died and it looks like Zoe's idea for saving her home may be just crazy enough to work. The clock is ticking while Zoe and her best friend Hana are on an adventure in New York City to find an expensive missing tiara that could solve all their problems. This hardbound book includes a full-color section from Zoe's journal describing her beloved New York City! Read More

LeapFrog
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Join Big Bird and other beloved Sesame Street characters like Cookie Monster, Elmo and Grover for an ABC exploration! Learn about ...letters through names, animals, everyday objects and more! Get practice with letter sounds, letter shapes and alphabetical order.This Tag™ Junior board book springs to life when you touch Tag Junior to any part of any page. More than 25 playful activities and 150 audio responses encourage little ones to explore while helping build confidence with books. Parents can connect to the online LeapFrog® Learning Path to see their child's progress and get printable activities to expand the learning! Appropriate for children ages 2 to 4. Read More

LeapFrog
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All aboard the friendship train! Puff alone with Thomas as he finds a way to make his best friend Percy happy. This Tag™ Jun...ior board book springs to life when you touch Tag Junior to any part of any page. More than 24 playful activities and 130 audio responses encourage little ones to explore while helping build confidence with books. Parents can connect to the online LeapFrog® Learning Path to see their child's progress and get printable activities to expand the learning! Suitable for children 2-4 years. Read More

LeapFrog
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Get Ready to Read - Tag Junior Violet Book PalTag Junior the amazing little book explorer is an exciting get ready to read product.... Designed to encourage toddlers to explore books, Tag Junior introduces preschool skills through fun stories and playful book based activities. As children touch the Tag Junior to the specially printed pages they will hear their favourite characters speak and the words on the page spoken aloud!Fun and easy to use, the Tag Junior book pal can store up to five books, allowing children to easily move from one book to another and comes with an included book Scout& Friends.*Each Tag Junior book introduces a different preschool skill-such as the alphabet, counting or social play-through 24 playful activities and more than 150 audio responses. Open-ended questions and fun sound effects encourage children to take charge, as they touch any part of any page to bring words, pictures or activities to life!The Tag Junior Book Pal has been designed to allow children to grip with their palm, as children are still developing their fine motor skills and find this easier to use rather than a pen shape.You can even personalise Tag Junior Book Pal with your child's name or nickname. Read More

LeapFrog
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Experience the magic of fairy tales with Cinderella, Snow White and Sleeping Beauty!This Get Ready to Read book helps develop read...ing basics and other essential skills to prepare young children for school. The Get Ready to Read series is an introduction to the Tag Learn to Read System, and is designed to help toddlers explore books and build confidence as they begin their reading journey. The Tag Learn to Read System library features 80+ interactive books, puzzles, maps and moreMore than 24 playful activities and 150 audio responses in this book help reinforce skills they are exploring as they get ready to readSee your child's progress through the online LeapFrog® Learning Path, and discover activities to expand the learning!Tag Junior book pal sold separately Read More

LeapFrog
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This 6-book set introduces vowels, digraphs, diphthongs and r-controlled vowels. Use the #1 selling Tag™ Reading System to b...ring this book set to life!The Tag Learn to Read Series combines fun stories with rich audio to help children identify how letter sounds come together to form words. Phonics fun leaps off the page while exploring digraphs and diphthongs in Book Set 4!This Early Reading book set helps develop core phonics skills by using simple sentences and sounding out words as needed. The Early Reading series is part of the Tag Learn to Read System, and is designed to build upon basic reading skills and support children as they proceed at their own pace toward independent reading. The Tag Learn to Read System library features 80+ interactive books, puzzles, maps and more.Children can earn online rewards and parents can connect the Tag Reader to the online LeapFrog® Learning Path to see what their child is playing and learning. Read More

Lulu Jr.
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My Comic Book gives children the opportunity to write, illustrate, and publish their very own comic book. After writing and illust...rating their story, the artist receives an 18-page comic book delivered in the mail free of charge. The comic book includes a professionally typeset title page and the artist's name on the cover. My Comic Book is a new, one-of-a-kind product from the makers of the award-winning IlluStory, making it an ideal gift for creative children and project-based learning.Winner of the 2013 Academic's Choice Brain Toy Award, My Comic Book allows young authors to create their characters, develop the plot, and choose the setting and everything else about their story. Authors will develop a sense of pride and accomplishment writing, creating, and publishing their own comic book. When the finished product arrives at your door and your child holds their comic book in their hands, they will feel they have achieved something very special.Comic books created using the My Comic Book kit are premium quality and designed to last. Additional copies for relatives and friends are easily ordered online. Read More

Hal Leonard
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The second book in the Essential Elements for Band series includes an easy to teach sight-reading system, logical sequence of skil...ls, band arrangements, Dr. Tim parent letters, and more. Effective pedagogy, a logical sequence of skills, innovative parental communication tools, multicultural songs, duets and full ban arrangements, and much more, create a method designed to help kids succeed.32 pages Size: 12 x 9 ISBN: 793512743 Read More

Hal Leonard
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The book that started the Essential Elements Band Method features music history right in the book, band arrangements, Dr. Tim pare...nt letter, quizzes, and a rhythm-based sequence. Effective pedagogy, a logical sequence of skills, innovative parental communication tools, multicultural songs, duets and full band arrangements, and much more, create a method designed to help kids succeed.32 pages Size: 12 x 9 ISBN: 793512611 Read More

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Integrate global learning activities in your elementary classrooms today with this easy-to-use guideThe world is more interrelated... today than ever before- This smart, all-in-one resource from widely acclaimed authors Homa Tavangar and Becky Morales helps busy, budget-conscious educators give younger students the global edge- Youll find hundreds of easy, stand-alone activities, resources, and projects to- Seamlessly integrate your existing K5 Common Core curriculum with fun, interactive global awareness themes and activities-- Effectively recruit more parent and community volunteers and organizations-- Securely and productively use social media for student global collaboration projects-- Confidently infuse fresh ideas and best practices into your international events-- Plan after-school global awareness clubs, foreign language programs, and cross-curricular activities-This book includes a handy 12-month timeline, back mapping tips, a checklist of 50 ready-to-start projects and activities, and invaluable links to online global education sites, as well as the authors site that includes tools, templates, references, and much moreFeatures- Authored - Homa Sabet Tavangar-- Author Affiliation - Growing Up Global, Author-- Other Authors - Becky Mladic-Morales-- Binding - Paperback-- Pages - 256-- Publication Date - 19-Feb-14-- Primary Subject Code - 21st Century Learning - CP0-- Item Weight - 19 oz-- Copyright year - 2014-About The AuthorHoma Sabet Tavangaris the author ofGrowing Up Global Raising Children to Be At Home in the WorldRandom HouseBallantine Press, hailed by national education and business leaders and media ranging from Dr- Jane Good all to the BBC, NBC, ABC, Washington, Chicago Tribune and Sun-Times, Boston Globe, PBS, Scholastic, Parents Magazine, Rodale, and many more-Her work is sparking initiatives to help audiences from CEOs to Kindergartners learn and thrive in a global context and have fun along the way- She has been a Visiting Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania and is a contributor to the Huffing ton Post, PBS, Sprout TV, Momsrising, GOOD, Ashokas Start Empathy initiative and Edutopia, among other media, and a sought-after speaker and trainer around global citizenship, parenting, globalizing curriculum, empathy and inclusion- She is the author of Growing Up in a Global Classroom in the anthologyMastering Global Literacies, ed- Heidi Hayes-Jacobs Solution Tree Press, 2013 and co-author ofThe Global Education Toolkit for Elementary LearnersCorwin, 2014- SKU: CRWN3150 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

Creative Teaching Press
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A 2-page lesson plan spread provides 40 weeks of teaching. Features parent contacts birthday charts seating chart and much more! S...piral-bound. Made with the Best Quality Material with your child in mind. Top Quality Children s Item. Read More

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The whimsical character of Mary Froggins guides readers through the steps of igniting students natural sense of wonder, incorporat...ing brain research, integrating science concepts with other subjects and applying science to daily life- The authors demonstrate how to teach science conceptually through the lens of big ideas such as change, interdependence and adaptation- Rich with instructional strategies for exploring inquiry-based science, this valuable resources highlights include- Charts, graphics, forms and summaries that help teachers translate abstract concepts into concrete lessons- A comprehensive discussion of brain research, including helpful tips to assimilate 10 bodybrain-compatible elements into the classroom- Practical hands-on guidance for enriching science programs and improving student outcomesField-tested and applicable to multiple intelligences, the book also provides a comprehensive vision for curriculum development with an eye toward preparing students to use their knowledge to shape the future-Features- Title - Kids Eye View of Science- Sub Title - A Conceptual, Integrated Approach to Teaching Science, K-6Edited - Susan J- Kovalik- Primary Author - The Center for Effective Learning- Other Author - Karen D- Olsen- Binding - Paperback- Pages - 312- Publication Date - 08-Sep-10- Primary Subject Code - Science - C1E- Year - 2010- Item weight - 30 oz-About the AuthorAfter graduating in 1961 from California State University, San Jose, with a B-A- in elementary Education, Susan J- Kovalik began her teaching career as a sixth grade elementary teacher followed by a science teacher in a K-6 elementary school of 1,200 and a GATE Gifted and Talented Education teacher in five schools- In 1984, Susan was awarded the California Gifted and Talented Teacher of the Year- During this time, she also found time to share her love for experiential learning as the community leader of a multi-faceted 4-H club with 50 families and 37 projects- SKU: CRWN2827 Read More

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The K - 8 model for school design has gained popularity with educators and parents for demonstrating higher student achievement, f...ewer behavioral problems and increased cost effectiveness- This comprehensive guide provides school leaders with the tools to develop and implement a sound plan for creating an exemplary K-8 school or transitioning successfully to the K - 8 approach- Developing Successful K - 8 Schools offers strategies for designing curriculum aligned to state standards, promoting 21st-century skills, planning instruction and evaluating an effective K - 8 program- Readers will also find- Ten proven instructional methods for meeting the learning needs of K - 8 students, plus examples that illustrate how to apply the strategies and deal with problems that might arise-- Student assessment techniques and record-keeping procedures-- Implementation tools such as checklists, activity charts and much more-This resource is ideal for school leaders who want to articulate a clear vision for a K - 8 school and stay on the cutting edge of educational excellence and student achievement-Features- Sub-Title - A Principals Guide-- Edited - Jon Wiles-- Binding - Paperback-- Pages - 152-- Publication Date - 10-Jun-09-- Primary Subject Code - Principalship - CA6-- Copyright Year - 2009-- Item Weight - 17 oz-About the AuthorJon Wiles is a highly experienced educator who has provided curriculum leadership to schools and educational agencies for over thirty years- His specialty is the creation and implementation of curriculum plans- Wiless work as an educational consultant has taken him to hundreds of agencies in more than forty states and a dozen foreign nations in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Caribbean- SKU: CRWN2418 Read More

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The Parallel Curriculum Model PCM, as described in the best-selling book The Parallel Curriculum, is a framework for developing a ...dynamic curriculum that helps students acquire expertise in specific subject areas- This resource deepens teachers understanding of how to use the PCM to provide rigorous learning opportunities for students in social studies- In Parallel Curriculum Units for Social Studies, Grades 6-12, experienced teachers contribute sample social studies units that demonstrate what high-quality curriculum looks like within a PCM framework- Covering history, geography, sociology, and interdisciplinary studies, these field-tested units each contain- Teacher explanations of the unit design- Connections to concepts, skills, and standards- Step-by-step directions for delivering the lessons and units- Modification strategies and methods for assessmentUse these examples to design your own units and enhance your ability to provide challenging curriculum tailored to the abilities, interests, and learning preferences of each learner-Features- Title - Parallel Curriculum Units for Social Studies, Grades 6-12- Author - Jeanne H- Purcell- Primary Author Affiliation - Connecticut State Department of Education- Other Author - Jann H- Leppien- Binding - Hardcover- Pages - 240- Publication Date - 10-Dec-09- Primary Subject Code - Social Studies - C17- Item Weight - 30 oz-- Copyright Year - 2010About the Author- Jeanne H- Purcell has published many articles that have appeared in Educational Leadership, Gifted Child Quarterly, Roeper Review, Educational and Psychological Measurement, National Association of Secondary School Principals Bulletin, Our Children The National PTA Magazine, Parenting for High Potential, and Journal for the Education of the Gifted- She is active in the National Association for Gifted Children NAGC and serves on the Awards Committee and the Curriculum Committee of NAGC, for which she is the co-chair for the annual Curriculum Awards Competition-- Jann Leppien is coauthor of The Multiple Menu Model A Parallel Guide for Developing Differentiated Curriculum- She is active in the National Association for Gifted Children NAGC, serving as a board member and newsletter editor of the Curriculum Division, and a board member of the Association for the Education of Gifted Underachieving Students- SKU: CRWN2374 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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Teach Reading, Not Testing reinforces what teachers already know - test preparation worksheets and drill-and-kill activities do no...t make children into lifelong readers- The authors conscientious approach to reading instruction combines an insider perspective on the development of high-stakes tests with classroom experience in achieving successful reading outcomes at the elementary and secondary levels- Their research-based methodology, building on teachers expertise about best practice, is based on five key components- Aligning instruction to the state or national core standards- Using formative assessment- Connecting units to real-world contexts- Motivating students effectively- Holding on to best practice in literacy instructionIncluded are end-of-chapter quizzes and real-life scenarios, plus a full chapter on teaching literacy with special populations- Readers will find helpful solutions for teaching children to love reading in the midst of the accountability movement and an approach to test preparation that doesnt require teachers to sacrifice everything they already know about teaching kids to read-Features- Title - Teach Reading, Not Testing- Sub Title - Best Practice in an Age of Accountability- Authored - Liz Hollingworth- Primary Author - University of Iowa, USA- Other Author - Hilleary M- Drake- Binding - Paperback- Pages - 144- Publication Date - 08-Nov-11- Primary Subject Code - English - C14- Year - 2012- Item weight - 11 oz-About the AuthorLiz Hollingworth is a professor in the College of Education at the University of Iowa- Her research and teaching interests are centered on curriculum, leadership and assessment- In particular, her work explores how federal school reform policies affect classroom practice- Her other books include Organization and Administration of Iowa Public and Private Schools and Complicated Conversations Race and Ideology in an Elementary Classroom- Dr- Hollingworth grew up in San Diego, taught in Chicago and Michigan and now lives in Iowa City with her husband, Andrew and teenaged daughter, Emily- Hilleary Drake has taught fifth grade for six years in Riverton, Wyoming- Growing up in Texas during the initial wave of the testing craze she understands just how harmful it can be when testing drives instruction- She earned her undergraduate degree from Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and her Masters degree from the University of Iowa- While at Iowa she worked with Iowa Testing Progams as a graduate assistant, gaining behind-the-scene knowledge of the testing industry- Hilleary enjoys reading, traveling and spending time with friends and family, especially her husband Jay- SKU: CRWN2895 Read More

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Although schools have moved toward standards-based curriculum and instruction, grading practices and reporting systems have remain...ed largely unchanged- Helping school leaders gain support for transitioning from traditional to standards-based report cards, this book guides educators in aligning assessment and reporting practices with standards-based education and providing more detailed reports of childrens learning and achievement-A standards-based report card breaks down each subject area into specific elements of learning to offer parents and educators a more thorough description of each childs progress toward proficiency- This accessible volume- Provides a clear framework for developing standards-based report cards- Shows how to communicate with parents, students and other stakeholders about changes- Illustrates how to achieve grading consistency without increasing teachers workloads or violating their professional autonomyFilled with examples of standards-based report cards that can be adapted to a schools needs, this practical resource shows district and school administrators how to establish reporting practices that facilitate learning-Features- Title - Developing Standards-Based Report Cards- Edited - Thomas R- Guskey- Primary Author Affiliation - University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY- Other Author - Jane M- Bailey- Binding - Hardcover- Pages - 248- Primary Subject Code - Grading - CD6- Year - 2010- Publication Date - 10-Dec-09- Item Weight - 23 oz-Thomas R- Guskey, Ph-D-, is Professor of Educational Psychology in the College of Education at the University of Kentucky-His most recent books include Developing Standards-Based Report Cards 2010, Practical Solutions for Serious Problems in Standards-Based Grading Ed- 2009, The Principal as Assessment Leader Ed- 2009, The Teacher as Assessment Leader Ed- 2009 and Benjamin S- Bloom Portraits of an Educator Ed- 2006-Jane Bailey grew up in Chelsea, Michigan, earned her bachelors and masters degrees at Michigan State University and embarked on her career in public education teaching English and reading at Petoskey High School in Petoskey, Michigan- SKU: CRWN1687 Read More

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This book is concerned with the conflict in United States schools between principals and teachers over teacher supervision- Many t...eachers are unhappy, regarding classroom supervision as a meaningless and intrusive ritual where all teachers - regardless of experience and competence - receive the same superficial treatment- The solution advocated by the authors includes a more individualized, less clinical form of supervision which draws upon the best of current research on teaching and team leadership-Features- Title - Quality Teaching Through Professional Development- Author - Allan A- Glatthorn- Other Author - Linda E- Fox- Binding - Paperback- Pages - 160- Publication Date - 27-Oct-95- Primary Subject Code - Staff Supervision Evaluation Retention - CAK- Series Title - Principals Taking Action 264- Copyright Year - 1996- Item weight - 10 oz-About the AuthorAllan A- Glatthorn deceased was a Distinguished Research Professor of Education Emeritus at East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina- SKU: CRWN682 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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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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Written by experts in the field of special education, this guide provides a clear and comprehensive overview of emotional and beha...vioral disorders EBD, along with practical guidelines for working with students diagnosed with EBD- Aligned with the reauthorization of IDEA 2004, these effective and culturally sensitive techniques help teachers understand and distinguish typical behavior from the symptoms, problems, and characteristics of EBD, such as moodiness, argumentative behavior, anger, difficulty interacting with peers, refusing to share, and inability or unwillingness to take responsibility-Ideal for general and special education teachers, this step-by-step resource includes references, a glossary, and information about- Positive reinforcements and effective instructional interventions for the classroom- Federal regulations related to students with EBD- Ways to promote healthy social interactions- Classroom management strategies for specific disordersClassroom Management for Students With Emotional and Behavioral Disorders provides invaluable guidance for redirecting students toward more appropriate behaviors, building important social skills, and establishing a positive classroom climate for all learners-Features- Title - Classroom Management for Students With Emotional and Behavioral Disorders- Sub Title - A Step-by-Step Guide for Educators- Authored - Roger Pierangelo- Primary Author Affiliation - Long Island University, Brooklyn, NY- Other Authors - George Giuliani- Binding - Hardcover- Pages - 152- Publication Date - 04-Apr-08- Primary Subject Code - Emotional Behavioral Disorders - CCC- Item Weight - 17 oz-- Copyright Year - 2008About 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- Pierangelo has also been an evaluator for the New York State Office of Vocational and Rehabilitative Services and a director of a private clinic- He is a New York State licensed clinical psychologist, certified school psychologist, and a Board Certified Diplomate Fellow in Child and Adolescent Psychology and Forensic Psychology- Pierangelo is currently president of The National Association of Special Education Teachers, executive director of The American Academy of Special Education Professionals, and vice-president of The National Association of Parents with Children in Special Education- Pierangelo is the coauthor of numerous books, including The Big Book of Special Education Resources and The Step-by-Step Book Series for Special Educators-About Sub AuthorGeorge 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- Giuliani is the coauthor of numerous books, including The Big Book of Special Education Resources and The Step-by-Step Book Series for Special Educators- SKU: CRWN1992 Read More

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Have you reached a training plateau, Are you looking for a resource that will take you and your participants to the next level, Si...zzle and Substance links brain research to adult learning and training with its combination of theory and practical training techniques- The author leads you through the key theories about how the brain learns and then gives you hundreds of strategies for-- Preparing your presentation-- Opening with pizazz- Engaging your participants-- Making use of transition times-- Handling hecklers-- Making abstract concepts real-- Making content relevant to each participant-About the AuthorEric Jensen, author of the best-selling Different Brains, Different Learners, has classroom experience teaching reading and study skills- Most of his experience is at the middle school level, but he has also taught demonstration classes at the elementary and senior high school level- Additionally he has taught for three universities as an adjunct professor in both education and business- Jensen confounded Super Camp, Turning Point, The Brain Store, The Learning Brain Expo, and Jensen Learning Corporation- He has been a trainer for both educators and businesses for over twenty-five years- His latest book is Introduction to Brain-Compatible Learning, Second Edition-Features- Title - Sizzle Substance-- Sub Title - Presenting With the Brain in Mind-- Author - Eric Jensen-- Primary Author Affiliation - Jensen Learning, San Diego, CA-- Pages - 272-- Publication Date - 16-Feb-98-- Binding - Paperback-- Primary Subject Code - Staff Development Professional Learning - C80-- Item Weight - 27 oz-- Copyright Year - 1998- SKU: CRWN992 Read More

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Many school administrator candidates enter the principalship with great potential, but sometimes lack the critical guidance to ens...ure their success- With the many challenges facing principals daily, it is imperative for new and seasoned principals alike to remain informed, rejuvenated, and passionate about providing students with a quality education and supporting high quality teachers and an effective staff- Principal Induction focuses on the importance of an effective induction process in the recruitment, development, and retention of school principals- The first of its kind, this standards-based format seamlessly weaves the new Educational Leadership Constituent Council ELCC standards - resulting from the work of ten leading educational organizations interested in school leadership and improvement - into the principal induction process- Developing this unique approach, while providing encouragement and support, Wilmore produces case studies, professional development activities and how-tos for- Improving schools by enhancing the human and leadership qualities of administrators- Promoting positive school culture- Creating collaborative teams to support all stakeholders- Addressing inconsistent follow-up and unreliable accountability systems in a structured, productive mannerBy cultivating their own individual growth and development through an effective induction program, school leaders will revitalize their professional and personal lives, and move from surviving to flourishing during their principalship years-Features- Title - Principal Induction- Sub Title - A Standards-Based Model for Administrator Development- Authored - Elaine L- Wilmore- Primary Author Affiliation - Elaine L- Wilmore Leadership Initiatives- Binding - Hardcover- Pages - 184- Publication Date - 21-Jan-04- Primary Subject Code - Principal Mentoring, Induction Coaching - CA9- Copy Right Year - 2004- Item Weight - 19 oz-About the AuthorDr- Elaine Wilmore was a public school teacher, counselor, elementary, and middle school principal before she moved to higher education- She has extensive background in everything from Early Childhood Education to creating and leading doctoral programs- She currently serves as a Doctoral Dissertation Adviser for Nova Southeastern University- She formerly served as a Professor, the Chair of Educational Leadership, Counseling, and Foundations and as the founding Doctoral Director at the University of Texas of the Permian Basin- She also served at Dallas Baptist University as Assistant Vice President for Educational Networking and Program Director for the M-Ed- and, again, the implementing director of the Doctor of Education degree in Educational Leadership- SKU: CRWN134 Read More

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The ability to memorize facts is not enough to equip students to solve problems or navigate an evolving world- If we educate young... people to become flexible, metacognitive thinkers - and model that behavior for them - they will understand how to adapt their learning and successfully find their way in new territory- This book shows school leaders how to build a thinking culture within the entire learning community- Grounded in the research of the best proponents of critical thinking and aligned to one of the key goals of the Common Core State Standards, this practical guide provides numerous strategies to help teachers and leaders- Shape the school culture so that it promotes a common vision around thinking- Create classroom conditions that help students become mindful thinkers- Ask questions that develop skillful thinking- Help students formulate questions that facilitate problem solving- Work with parents to encourage skillful thinking in their childrenIncluded are practical classroom strategies and illustrations, curriculum maps, and tools for developing students creativity and decision - making skills- This timely resource is ideal for preparing leaders, teachers, and students to meet the escalating challenges of the future-Features- Title - Developing Mindful Students, Skillful Thinkers, Thoughtful Schools- Authored - Martin Buoncristiani- Primary Author Affiliation - Thinking and Learning in Concert- Other Author - Patricia E- Buoncristiani- Binding - Paperback- Pages - 192- Publication Date - 12 - Mar - 12- Primary Subject Code Description - 21st Century Learning - CP0- Item weight - 12 oz-- Copy Right Year - 2012About the AuthorDr- Martin Buoncristiani is an emeritus professor of physics at Christopher Newport University in the USA- He has been dedicated to science and mathematics education for over thirty five years- In his involvement in curricular development for the university he has been a strong advocate of adapting teaching methods to our current understanding of how people learn- His scientific research has focused on lasers and optical science and he was awarded the NASA Public Service Medal for his work developing instruments for atmospheric study- Throughout his career he has addressed K - 12 science education, beginning with promotion of computers in the classroom in the 1970s and extending to the introduction of critical thinking skills in the current decade- SKU: CRWN2970 Read More

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A successful school is one in which the learning of educators is as highly valued as the learning of students- Professional develo...pment nurtures and encourages such growth, maximizing educators professional effectiveness- Written by nationally recognized experts, this comprehensive resource identifies five major contemporary professional development models that can be implemented and tailored to meet the diverse needs of any school or district- With emphasis on the essential connection to student outcomes, this volume provides an in-depth analysis of each approach, plus concrete guidelines for effective implementation and program evaluation- Based on the belief that all models can succeed if properly implemented, the book examines- Models to support individuals- Collaborative personalprofessional direct service models such as mentoring and coaching- Collaborative and cooperative models- Models designed to achieve curricular and instructional change- The traditional workshop model and how it can be improvedStaff developers, principals, and other education leaders will find Models of Professional Development a valuable and insightful road map for successfully navigating the field of professional development and growth-Features- Title - Models Of Professional Development - Sub Title - A Celebration of Educators - Authored - Bruce Joyce - Primary Author Affiliation - Booksend Laboratories - Other Authors - Emily Calhoun - Binding - Paperback - Pages - 160 - Publication Date - 18-Feb-10 - Primary Subject Code - Designing Evaluating Staff Development - C84 - Item Weight - 12 oz-- Copy Right Year - 2010 About the AuthorBruce Joyce grew up in New Jersey, was educated at Brown University, and, after military service, taught in the schools of Delaware- He was a professor at the University of Delaware, the University of Chicago, and Teachers College, Columbia University, where he directed the laboratory school and the elementary teacher education program- His research, writing, and consultation are focused on models of teaching, professional development design and implementation, school renewal, and programs for K12 beginning readers and Grade 3-12 struggling readers- Primary topics of his speaking and consultation include Teaching Methods, Curriculum and Content, Staff Development, and 21st Century School Renewal- He lives in Saint Simons Island, Georgia, and can be reached via e-mail at brucejoyce40gmail-com- With Emily Calhoun, his most recent book is Models of Professional Development 2010- Thousand Oaks Corwin Press- SKU: CRWN2714 Read More

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