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The Land of Nod
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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

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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. 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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Manufacturer Part Number: TCR5926The Ready-Set-Learn series has just what parents want: fun-filled activities to give their childr...en a head start on learning the basic 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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Manufacturer Part Number: TCR5925The Ready-Set-Learn series has just what parents want: fun-filled activities to give their childr...en a head start on learning the basic 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

Carson-Dellosa Publishing
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Manufacturer Part Number: KE-80405980 pages w/ 4 transparencies - Grades PK - 8Based on current research, Teaching Tips for Kids w...ith Dyslexia provides teachers and parents with practical multisensory methods that will help children acquire the necessary phonological skills to become successful readers. Included are the early signs and symptoms of dyslexia; language intervention strategies; the importance of developing pre-phonemic and phonemic awareness; multisensory methods for identifying letters, reading sight words, and spelling; as well as suggestions for classroom and material modifications; improving handwriting; building confidence; and new instructional concepts. This resource is a must for all elementary classroom teachers! 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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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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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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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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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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Todays kindergarten teachers are expected to provide learning experiences that support the development of the whole child and also... be accountable for guiding their students toward mastery of the academic skills and content included in state standards- This valuable new resource shows preservice, novice, and experienced kindergarten teachers how to improve their practices to meet the new expectations and prepare children for success beyond kindergarten- This practical guide brings together the established knowledge base on child development, the current research on standards-based best practices in elementary school settings, and the newest findings on learning- Offering 10 keys to success, such as developing behavioral expectations and establishing partnerships with students and families, this classroom-friendly reference guide includes- Practical tips for implementing the 10 key strategies- Lesson plans, templates, forms, glossaries, and other helpful resources- Real-world classroom vignettes of master teachers in action- Checklists at the end of each chapterThe Learning-Centered Kindergarten helps all early childhood educators enhance their classroom practice and foster students future success-Features- Title - The Learning-Centered Kindergarten- Sub Title - 10 Keys to Success for Standards-Based Classrooms- Author - Shari Y- Ehly- Primary Author Affiliation - Assistant Principal - Gattis Elementary, Round Rock ISD- Binding - Hardcover- Pages - 200- Publication Date - 06-Aug-08- Primary Subject Code - Early Childhood Instruction - C5C- Item Weight - 21 oz-- Copyright Year - 2009About the AuthorShari Y- Ehly is an educator with twenty-six years of experience teaching kindergarten, first, and second grade, mostly in the Killeen Independent School District in Killeen, Texas- SKU: CRWN2027 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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This book offers a close-up, comprehensive look at the state of professional development schools in the United States today- The v...ision of an ideal professional development school PDS is drawn from the best-known P-12 practices and optimum sites for preparing novice teachers- This ideal PDS would continually generate, test, and refine new knowledge and organizational structures- This ideal PDS would also connect pre-service and in service educators with students in a learning organization that involves the community around it-Abdal-Haqq identifies these primary goals for professional development schools- Preparing new educators for service-- Providing ongoing professional development for educators in the field-- Guiding and encouraging exemplary practice to maximize student outcomes-- Applying reflective inquiry to improve student and educator development-Abdal-Haqq poses these questions regarding whether the PDS is performing its intended role in the U-S- today Is the PDS succeeding in improving the curriculum, instruction, and structure of P-12 schools through professional development of educators Is it making substantive, positive differences in the learning levels of students- To find answers, the author examines substantial amounts of evidence from various sources follow-up studies with teacher education graduates collections of education student interviews surveys with preservice teachers on attitudes, beliefs, and self-efficacy reviews in student journals and other personal narratives from preservice teachers- Abdal-Haqq also investigates the important questions of time and money- She explores the kinds of additional fiscal and human resources necessary to start up and sustain a PDS- This is an important book for educators interested in the future of professional development schools and how students as well as educators will benefit from them-Features- Title - Professional Development Schools-- Sub Title - Weighing the Evidence-- Authored - Ismat Abdal-Haqq-- Primary Author Affiliation - former ambassador-- Binding - Paperback-- Pages - 96-- Publication Date - 8121997-- Primary Subject Code - Teacher Induction - C8B-- Series Title - Critical Issues in Teacher Education Series-- Series No - 386-- Copyright Year - 1998-- Item Weight - 6 oz- SKU: CRWN723 Read More

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Edited by John Woodward, a nationally acclaimed special educational technologies researcher, and Larry Cuban, a premier technology... educator in the U-S-, this book provides critical examination of current research into technology usage for students with disabilities- The contributing authors establish the history of special education technologies and the new requirements per IDEA 97, then discuss the success and obstacles for special education technology implementation- Research was funded by the Office of Special Education Programs, U-S- Department of Education- This book highlights - Innovative uses of technology - Consideration of pedagogical, curricular, and classroom organizational approaches - Making technology implementation meaningful and enduring - Design considerations for researchers and developersFeatures- Title - Technology, Curriculum, and Professional Development- Sub-Title - Adapting Schools to Meet the Needs of Students With Disabilities- Editor - John Woodward- Primary Author Affiliation - University of Puget Sound- Other Author - Larry Cuban- Binding - Paperback- Pages - 264- Publication Date - 08-Dec-00- Primary Subject Code - Special Education - CC0- Copyright Year - 2000- Item Weight - 20 oz- SKU: CRWN430 Read More

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Creates a picture of the life of the modern suburban teenager more vivid and revealing than any I have seen- James S- Coleman, Pro...fessor of Sociology and Education, University of Chicago Candid, insightful observations of high school students on their experience in school- Must-reading for educators- William H- Schubert, Author and Professor of Education, University of Illinois, Chicago Enlightening, frightening, and humorous- Do you really understand what its like to be a high school student, Can you put yourself in a students place, Welcome to Our World lets you see your school from your students points of view- Listen to what they have to say in their own words about what works and what doesnt in your school- This book will teach you to, Understand the complexities of students lives, Develop closer working relationships between students and educators, Better prepare students for life after high school, Engage students in your school reform efforts, Remake your school into the learning community it was designed to be Find out about the different realities involved in education the organizations, the educators, and the students- Learn how your students realities affect their learning and their lives- Hear real-life students describe what its like to cram academics, sports, social activities, part-time jobs, family responsibilities, and homework into their days- Alternately thoughtful, funny, eloquent, and sad, these stories written by actual high school students will illuminate your students lives-Features- Title - Welcome To Our World-- Sub Title - Realities of High School Students-- Author - Robert N- Gilbert-- Primary Author Affiliation - Harold Washington College, Chicago-- Other Authors - Mike Robins-- Pages - 192-- Publication Date - 08-Jan-98-- Binding - Paperback-- Primary Subject Code - Principalship - CA6-- Item Weight - 11 oz-- Copyright Year - 1998- SKU: CRWN885 Read More

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As all educators increasingly face the pressures of accountability, filling our schools with effective teachers skilled at fosteri...ng outstanding academic achievement has never been more important- In this quick-read resource, Elaine McEwan explores the ten characteristics that lead to success in the classroom, increased school morale, satisfied parents, and eager, high-achieving students-This highly organized and user-friendly guide shares practical insights into these ten crucial traits through real-life examples, experiences, research, and personal reflections from students, parents, and educators at all levels-Administrators will value the numerous tools that Ten Traits of Highly Effective Teachers provides for hiring, coaching, mentoring, and motivating effective teachers, while new and experienced teachers will be inspired to fully embody the ten traits and renew their zeal for teaching-Special features include- Numerous graphic organizers to clearly illustrate the ten traits- More than 50 interview questions based on the ten traits to help administrators and teachers prepare for the all-important interview process- Dozens of exercises for principals to use to energize experienced teachers, empower new teachers, and nurture the ten traits- Examples from research that highlight the relationship between the traits and student achievementFeatures- Title - Ten Traits of Highly Effective Teachers- Sub-Title - How to Hire, Coach, and Mentor Successful Teachers- Author - Elaine K- McEwan- Primary Author Affiliation - The McEwan-Adkins Group- Binding - Paperback- Pages - 248- Publication Date - 21-Sep-01- Primary Subject Code - Staff Supervision Evaluation Retention - CAK- Copyright Year - 2001- Item Weight - 14 oz-About the AuthorElaine K- McEwan is an educational consultant with The McEwan-Adkins Group, offering professional development for educators to assist them in meeting the challenges of literacy learning in Grades Pre K-6- A former teacher, librarian, principal, and assistant superintendent for instruction in several suburban Chicago school districts, Elaine is the award-winning and best-selling author of more than three dozen books for educators- Her Corwin Press titles include Raising Reading Achievement in Middle and High Schools Five Simple-to-Follow Strategies for Principals, Second Edition 2006, Seven Strategies of Highly Effective Readers Using Cognitive Research to Boost K-8 Achievement 2004, Ten Traits of Highly Effective Principals From Good to Great Performance 2003, Making Sense of Research Whats Good, Whats Not, and How to Tell the Difference 2003, Seven Steps to Effective Instructional Leadership, Second Edition 2003, Teach Them ALL to Read Catching the Kids Who Fall through the Cracks 2002, and Ten Traits of Highly Effective Teachers How to Hire, Mentor, and Coach Successful Teachers 2001- SKU: CRWN451 Read More

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In their struggle to identify successful solutions for their schools, teachers, administrators, board members, and parents must wa...de through reams of educational rhetoric and sales hype- This definitive resource objectively explains how each program, practice, and philosophy is supported by research and how it really works in schools-A veritable encyclopedia of more than 100 educational innovations, this book not only provides straightforward definitions, but also concisely illustrates the practical applications and research supporting each innovation- Entries also include feedback from award-winning teachers, giving educators an unbiased view of real-world effectiveness-Among the highlights are- Exploration of more than 60 innovative practices, including assertive discipline, computer-assisted instruction, conflict resolution, distance learning, and Socratic method- Examination of results-oriented programs, including emergent literacy, Jumpstart, and Touch Point Math- Detailed discussion of policies from immersion and inclusion, to standardized testing and summer school- Comprehensive coverage of movements, concepts, and theories, including brain-based learning, mainstreaming, multicultural education, and school vouchersFeatures- Title - The Quick Reference Guide to Educational Innovations- Sub-Title - Practices, Programs, Policies, and Philosophies- Author - Carolyn Orange- Primary Author Affiliation - University of Texas at San Antonio- Binding - Hardcover- Pages - 160- Publication Date - 19-Feb-02- Primary Subject Code - Administration Leadership - CA0- Copyright Year - 2002- Item Weight - 18 oz-About the AuthorCarolyn Orange is Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Texas at San Antonio- She teaches Psychological Basis of Learning, Learning and Development of the School Age Child, Human Growth and Development, and Psychology of Human Motivation- She has a PhD and Master of Arts degree in Educational Psycho logy from Washington University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Harris Stowe State College- She began her teaching career in the St- Louis Public Schools where she taught for a number of years- Her work as an educator has spanned about 25 years- That period includes some time that she worked for two corporations- She has worked as a researcher and educator in a variety of educational settings elementary, secondary, English as a Second Language ESL, Montessori, special education, adult education, art, and higher education- She has produced a video on self-regulation and has developed a Self-Regulation Inventory- She has published numerous articles in journals such as the Journal of Adolescent and Adult Literacy, The Journal of Experimental Education, The Roeper Review, Journal of Communications and Minority Issues, The Journal of Black Studies, The NASSP Curriculum Report, and The High School Journal- In 2001, she was appointed to the review board of the Journal of Communications and Minority Issues- She is on the Board of Directors for the Girl Scout Council of San Antonio- She was included in Whos Who in the World for 2005; Whos Who Among American Teachers for 1996, 1998, 2000, 2002, and 2003; Whos Who in America 2001, 2002, and 20032004- Her current research interests are envirosocial factors that affect student achievement- She is the author of 25 Biggest Mistakes Teachers Make and How to Avoid Them 2000 and Quick Reference Guide to Educational Innovations xiv FM-Orange-qxd 11122004 421 PM Page xv About the Author xv Practices, Programs, Policies and Philosophies 2002- 25 Biggest Mistakes Teachers Make and How to Avoid Them is a bestseller and has gained worldwide popularity- It has been reviewed in India and translated into Thai, Chinese, and Slovenian- She was inducted into the San Antonio Womens Hall of Fame in 2004- SKU: CRWN469 Read More

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Teachers have the power to change lives, particularly for struggling learners who have difficulty understanding how education broa...dens their future opportunities- This book offers educators a deeper awareness of the role they play in breaking the cycle of failure for students who are unsuccessful in school- Written in a supportive tone, this volume helps elementary school teachers effectively reach and teach struggling students- With real-life vignettes, in-depth case studies, and reflective practice scenarios and questions, this book includes- A broad spectrum of alternative instructional strategies for all learners, including fostering parental involvement, multi-tiered instruction, peer learning models, and universal design for learning- Effective approaches for fostering student success before a child is referred to special education- Practices and programs that address the needs of at-risk populations, including English language learners, children living in poverty, and learners with disabilities- Specific interventions and positive support for learners with behavioral challengesPromising Practices for Elementary Teachers is an empowering resource for educators determined to bring hope and encouragement to all learners-Features- Title - Promising Practices For Elementary Teachers - Sub Title - Make No Excuses - Authored - Susan Benner - Primary Author Affiliation - University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA - Binding - Hardcover - Pages - 184 - Publication Date - 11-Jan-10 - Primary Subject Code - Inclusive Education - CC8 - Item Weight - 19 oz-- Copy Right Year - 2010 About the AuthorSusan Benner grew up in Atlanta, Georgia during a period of significant social change and racial unrest throughout the country- She earned her BA in Social Sciences at Southern Methodist University and MS in special education from The University of Tennessee- After teaching as a special educator in Memphis, Tennessee, she received her Ed-D- in special education from Teachers College, Columbia University- Since 1980, Dr- Benner has been at The University of Tennessee, where she is Professor and Department Head for Theory and Practice in Teacher Education- Dr- Benner has published three textbooks, including Issues in Special Education Within the Context ofAmerican Society and Assessment of Young Children with Special Needs- She is currently a coeditor of the Journal of Early Childhood Teacher Education, affiliated with the National Association for Early Childhood Teacher Education- Dr- Benners areas of interest are teacher education, including special and literacy education, and urban teaching- She is principal investigator for several grants, including one focused on teacher professional development in literacy and system-level development of Response-to- Intervention models- She is co-principal investigator for a National Science Foundation Robert Noyce Scholarship Planning Grant to develop urban teacher residency programs in two East Tennessee school districts- Dr- Benner has two daughters, a son-in-law, and four grandchildren, from whom she learns new lessons every day- SKU: CRWN2715 Read More

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Written for early childhood educators, this invaluable handbook demonstrates how to use portfolios for assessment and offers techn...iques for combining portfolios with traditional measurements to design effective instruction and curricula for young children-Reflecting current research on how children learn, this practical resource features an insightful discussion on authentic assessment goals and ways to make the portfolio process fun for learners while using developmentally appropriate teaching practices- Educators will find- Concise, easy-to-understand instructions for developing portfolios- Guidelines for involving children in portfolio development- Methods for gathering data and documenting students learning- Rubrics, sample portfolios, and abundant reproducibles- Additional materials and procedures to help integrate assessment and instructionDeveloping Portfolios for Authentic Assessment, PreK-3 offers preschool and primary grade teachers efficient, user-friendly tools for assessing the children in their classroomsFeatures- Title - Developing Portfolios for Authentic Assessment, PreK-3- Sub Title - Guiding Potential in Young Learners- Author - Bertie Kingore- Primary Author Affiliation - Education Consultant- Binding - Paperback- Pages - 152- Publication Date - 14-Dec-07- Primary Subject Code - Early Childhood Assessment - C52- Item Weight - 15 oz-- Copyright Year - 2008About the AuthorDr- Kingore is an international consultant and the author of twenty-two books, numerous articles, and instructional aids- She has received many honors including the Legacy Award as the Author of the 2005 Educator Book of the Year and the Outstanding Alumnus Award from the University of North Texas where she earned her Ph-D- She was also the first recipient of the Texas Gifted Educator of the Year Award- SKU: CRWN2005 Read More

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Elementary schools are continuously challenged to ensure that all students become capable readers- Significantly updated with new ...research and further experience with multiple schools, this enlightening book shows how a school or district can build every childs literacy skills, based on the real-world strategies of an acclaimed school reform program that has benefited more than 2 million children- Written by the programs founders and leaders, this resource shows how educators can use the Success for All program to reach at-risk students and promote school wide academic achievement- The authors describe how schools can effectively combine prevention, intensive early intervention, and ongoing assessment to promote strong reading skills- This new edition of One Million Children provides updates to all curriculum areas including multimedia approaches drawn from the programs nationwide research and recent advancements-Readers will find- Guidance on developing students readiness to learn through preschool and kindergarten programs that promote pre-literacy- Reading curricula for each age group, with supplemental information on writing and math- Recommendations on professional development that helps teachers and administrators support literacy- Advice on removing roadblocks to learning through multidisciplinary Solutions Teams and individualized tutoring programsNew adaptations for English language learners- These strategies and best practices, based on the experiences of thousands of schools, can help all children succeed in the elementary years-Features- Title - 2 Million Children- Sub Title - Success for All- Authored - Robert E- Slavin- Primary Author Affiliation - Johns Hopkins University, University of York, and Success for All Foundation- Other Authors - Nancy A- Madden- Binding - Hardcover- Pages - 408- Publication Date - 11-Dec-08- Edition Number - Second Edition- Primary Subject Code - School Change, Reform, Restructuring - CAG- Item Weight - 46 oz-- Copyright Year - 2009About The AuthorRobert E- Slavin is director of the Center for Research and Reform in Education at Johns Hopkins University, director of the Institute for Effective Education at the University of York, and the cofounder and chairman of the Success for All Foundation- He has authored or coauthored more than 200 articles and 20 books, including Educational Psychology Theory into Practice Allyn Bacon, 1986, 1988, 1991, 1994, 1997, 2000, 2003, Cooperative Learning Theory, Research, and Practice Allyn Bacon, 1990, 1995, Show Me the Evidence Proven and Promising Programs for Americas Schools Corwin, 1998, Effective Programs for Latino Students Erlbaum, 2000, and One Million Children Success for All Corwin, 2001- He received the American Educational Research Associations Raymond B- Cattell Early Career Award for Programmatic Research in 1986, the Palmer O- Johnson award for the best article in an AERA journal in 1988, the Charles A- Dana award in 1994, the James Bryant Conant Award from the Education Commission of the States in 1998, the Outstanding Leadership in Education Award from the Horace Mann League in 1999, and the Distinguished Services Award from the Council of Chief State School Officers in 2000- He received his BA in psychology from Reed College in 1972 and his PhD in social relations in 1975 from Johns Hopkins University-About Sub AuthorNancy A- Madden is president and cofounder of the Success for All Foundation, a professor at the University of York England, and a professor in the Center for Research and Reform in Education at John Hopkins University- From 1980 to 1998, she was a research scientist at the Center for Research on the Education of Students Placed at Risk at Johns Hopkins University, where she directed the development of the reading, writ SKU: CRWN1941 Read More

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Curriculum development, an essential part of educational leadership, helps schools establish purpose, define activities, and guide... decision making- This thought-provoking how-to resource helps leaders make sound choices and develop constructive policies as they guide a school team through this critical school improvement effort- Written by an expert in the field, this handbook introduces educational leaders to dynamic curriculum leadership and a curriculum development process that leads to highly successful school programs- The author demonstrates how administrators can adapt curriculum to meet their schools changing needs, incorporate emerging technologies, and reflect new and creative ways of thinking about education- The book walks educational leaders through the process, showing them how to- Move beyond maintenance and management to address short- and long-term school reform- Create a school curriculum team- Establish a regular curriculum cycle of analysis, design, implementation, and evaluation- Develop a path for curriculum improvementFilled with case studies, sample challenges and solutions, planning sheets, and more, Leading Curriculum Development is a much-needed guide for designing academic programs that lead to excellence in student achievement-Features- Title - Leading Curriculum Development- Author - Jon Wiles- Binding - Paperback- Pages - 192- Publication Date - 23-Oct-08- Primary Subject Code - Instructional Leadership - CA2- Item Weight - 14 oz-- Copyright Year - 2009About the Author- Wiles is the author or coauthor of twelve widely used books addressing curriculum and educational leadership- His text, Curriculum Development A Guide to Practice Seventh Edition, has been used for nearly thirty years in colleges and universities throughout the world to train curriculum leaders-- His specialty is the creation and implementation of curriculum plans- SKU: CRWN2256 Read More

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Manufacturer Part Number: TCR5927The Ready-Set-Learn series has just what parents want: fun-filled activities to give their childr...en a head start on learning the basic 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

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Powerful Classroom Stories from Accomplished Teachers contains 70 wonderful, inspiring stories told by accomplished classroom teac...hers, all of whom have achieved or are candidates for National Board Certification- These stories reach behind and around the statistics to highlight the art, craft, joys, and challenges of teaching in todays classrooms, breathing fresh life into the countless students we face every day- Creative, caring teachers invite you into their classrooms as they relate compelling and moving narratives, allowing us to witness, first-hand, essential teaching and learning moments in the lives of individual children- The stories offer examples of instructional activities that are real, student-centered, meaningful, and most of all - lasting Stories are grouped in harmony with the Five Core Propositions of accomplished teaching, as defined by the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards- Teachers are committed to students and their learning- Teachers know the subjects they teach and how to teach those subjects to students- Teachers are responsible for managing and monitoring student learning- Teachers think systematically about their practice and learn from experience- Teachers are members of learning communitiesAll of us have been touched in some way by the teachers weve encountered in our lives- This incredibly moving tribute to the artistry and love of teaching opens classroom doors and lets us look inside to find out what really makes a difference in the lives of our nations students-Features- Title - Powerful Classroom Stories from Accomplished Teachers- Authored - Adrienne Mack-Kirschner- Primary Author Affiliation - Education Consultant, Sherman Oaks, CA- Binding - Hardcover- Pages - 216- Publication Date - 05-Nov-03- Primary Subject Code - Teacher Leadership - CA8- Copy Right Year - 2004- Item Weight - 15 oz-About the AuthorAdrienne Mack-Kirschner, Ed-D-, NBCT, is an education consultant and speaker with vast experience as a classroom teacher, mentor, writer, literacy coach, and support provider for candidates applying for Certification throught the National Board for Professional Teaching Standards NBPTS- She developed and directed NB support programs at the University of California, Los Angeles, and for the Los Angeles County Office of Education- She has personally supported more than 700 teachers in the certification process, enjoying one of the highest success rates in the country- Adriennes publications include The Teachers Guide to National Board Certification Unpacking the Standards 2003, The National Board Certification Workbook How to Prepare Your Portfolio 2003, and A Parents Help Your Child Learn and Succeed in School 1998- SKU: CRWN152 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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Helping PreK and primary-grade educators improve young students oral language and build strong reading and writing skills, this pr...actical resource is the ideal tool for planning literacy instruction based on the National Reading Panels recommendations for vocabulary development- Unique in its thematic approach to developing students vocabulary, this book provides word lists, literature selections, and teaching strategies for building young learners vocabulary and comprehension skills- Based on original research conducted by Susan E- Israel and Edward B- Fry, the lists are comprised of words used frequently by children in their writing, as well as additional words to enhance learning-Each thematic chapter offers- Literacy integrations for reading and writing in the classroom- Writing prompts to integrate with journal activities- Read-aloud suggestions from childrens literature- Think-alouds to enhance vocabularyVocabulary Lists and Activities for the PreK - 2 Classroom not only fills a gap in the field of reading and writing instruction but also provides a wealth of activities and vocabulary words organized around topics appropriate for primary students-Features- Title - Vocabulary Lists and Activities for the PreK-2 Classroom- Sub Title - Integrating Vocabulary, Childrens Literature, and Think-Alouds to Enhance Literacy- Authored - Susan E- Israel- Primary Author Affiliation - President and Director at Reading Alliance for Catholic Education- Binding - Paperback- Pages - 144- Publication Date - 17-Jul-08- Primary Subject Code - English - C14- Item Weight - 14 oz-- Copyright Year - 2009About The AuthorSusan E- Israel is an independent researcher, writer, and literacy consultant and currently serves as President and Director of Reading Alliance for Catholic Education in Indiana, where she works with small and large corporations to enhance literacy products- Her special research interests are in the areas of reading comprehension, writing, and child-mind development as it relates to literacy processes- Israel served as assistant professor at the University of Dayton, and in 2005 she was awarded the Universitys Panhellenic Council Outstanding Professor Award- She has also served on the national faculty at the University of Notre Dame Summer Program, where she taught reading and language arts methods- A former elementary teacher, she was awarded the 1998 teacher-researcher grant from the International Reading Association IRA- Having been an active member of the IRA for over a decade, she has served on a number of IRA committees and interest groups and recently was president of the History of Literacy Special Interest Group- In addition, she has been active with the National Reading Conference- Israel has authored, coauthored, or edited over 15 books and volumes and is the senior editor of the recently published comprehensive volume, Handbook of Research on Reading Comprehension Israel Duffy, 2008- Other recent publications include Teachers Taking Action A Comprehensive Guide to Teacher Research with Cynthia Lassonde, 2008, Reading First and Beyond with Cathy Collins Block, 2005, Collaborative Literacy 2006, Shaping the Reading Field 2007, Poetic Possibilities 2006, and Quotes to Inspire Great Reading Teachers 2006- SKU: CRWN1966 Read More

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There is nothing more rewarding than the moment when a student gets it- Helping educators reach that goal, Nancy P- Gallavan demon...strates how performance-based assessments PBAs can help create stimulating teaching and learning environments in elementary classrooms- This easy-to-understand guide explains how to construct assessments that effectively measure learner performance and allow educators to align curriculum and instruction with students needs- With PBAs, teachers can engage students in the learning process, connect the learning to students individual lives and monitor learning outcomes- The author provides- Detailed and clear examples of performance-based assessments-- Guidelines for creating and using rubrics and assessment templates-- Checklists, frequently asked questions, graphic organizers and activities to reinforce the content in each chapter-- Numerous appendices, including standards for educational assessment, the four domains of learning and a host of helpful Web sites, readings and references-Developing Performance-Based Assessments, Grades K - 5 is a valuable asset for facilitating learning experiences with rewarding outcomes-Features- Edited - Nancy P- Gallavan-- Author Affiliation - University of Central Arkansas-- Binding - Paperback-- Pages - 232-- Publication Date - 19-Dec-08-- Primary Subject Code - Student Assessment - CD0-- Copyright Year - 2009-- Item Weight - 17 oz-About the AuthorNancy P- Gallavan is professor of teacher education in the MAT program at the University of Central Arkansas- She worked as an elementary and middle school teacher in the St- Vrain Valley and Cherry Creek School Districts of Colorado for twenty years while earning her masters degree from the University of Colorado and her PhD from the University of Denver- SKU: CRWN2411 Read More

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Susan L- Hall asserts that an educators job is not done until a schools RTI practices result in at least 95 percent of its student...s reading at benchmark levels- This books research-based strategies will get you started on the road to achieving those results quickly, efficiently, and successfully- Included are case studies, delivery models, practical tools, reproducibles, analysis worksheets, and forms that can be downloaded from a secure website- This compact guide provides step-by-step instructions for- Effectively implementing RTI in reading for all students- Integrating diagnostic and curriculum-based measures in program development- Measuring RTIs impact on student learningRTI is useful for many purposes beyond improving reading and determining special education qualification- It offers schools a unique opportunity to identify, measure, and improve all students reading skills- Because improving student reading is what really matters, this books focus is consistently riveted to achieving success- Jumpstart RTI shows how to make it happen-Features- Title - Jumpstart Rti - Sub Title - Using RTI in Your Elementary School Right Now - Authored - Susan L- Hall - Primary Author Affiliation - 95 Percent Group, Inc- Binding - Paperback - Pages - 144 - Publication Date - 16-Feb-11 - Primary Subject Code - Education - C00 - Item Weight - 14 oz-- Copy Right Year - 2011 About the AuthorSusan l- Hall is founder and president of the 95 percent group inc-, which focuses on early childhood reading education and small-group intervention to give 95 of kindergarten through third grade students the opportunity to read at or above their grade level- A frequent speaker and lecturer, she also serves on the advisory board of the neuhaus education center- Hall is a member of the reading first review panel for state grant proposals and is also a sopris west certified trainer for dibels dynamic indicators of basic early literacy skills and letrs language essentials for teachers of reading and spelling- She is the author of ive dibeld, now what, and a co-author with louisa c- Moats of two books, straight talk about reading and parenting a struggling reader- Hall earned her bachelors degree at lawrence university, her masters degree from harvard university, and her doctorate of education from national-louis university- SKU: CRWN2768 Read More

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Despite the prevalence of addiction in our society, we remain remarkably ignorant of the effects of addictive behaviour in classro...oms - and unprepared to deal with the consequences- The authors of this book combine their own experiences of family and individual addictions with research to provide an accessible resource for understanding and dealing effectively with addiction- Classrooms Under the Influence provides suggestions for developing a classroom plan for assessing, intervening and preventing inappropriate behaviours for both addicted students and those who live with addicts- Readers are also encouraged to identify ways in which their own addictive behaviours may have a negative impact on the health and productivity of classrooms-Features- Title - Classrooms Under the Influence- Sub-Title - Addicted FamiliesAddicted Students- Author - Richard R- Powell- Primary Author Affiliation - University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA- Other Author - Stanley J- Zehm- Binding - Paperback- Pages - 168- Publication Date - 17-Jan-95- Primary Subject Code - At-RiskTroubled Students - CH2- Copyright Year - 1995- Item Weight - 10About 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: CRWN584 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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Be a CHANGEMASTER is a practical guide for school and district leaders that provides 12 strategies for overcoming resistance to ch...ange- Unlike more theoretical books, this text shows how to adopt a coaching style of leadership as a systemic change strategy- Numerous examples demonstrate how the strategies used in this book have led to transformational change- These success stories are drawn from the work of professionally certified coaches- Components include- Challenging assumptions to prevent them from becoming reality- Developing a higher purpose to foster happiness and ensure a positive legacy- Confronting negativity by reframing and cultivating optimism- Gathering a group to aggregate energy, creativity and encouragement- Using imagery and visualization techniques to improve performance- Focusing on the future to overcome the errors of the past and challenges of the presentCoaching is the proven change process and leaders everywhere need to master the skills and strategies coaches use to transform their organizations efficiently and effectively- This book helps turn executives, managers and team leaders into motivators and their organizations into winners-Features- Title - Be a CHANGEMASTER- Sub Title - 12 Coaching Strategies for Leading Professional and Personal Change- Authored - Karla J- Reiss- Primary Author - The Change Place- Binding - Paperback- Pages - 208- Publication Date - 06-Feb-12- Primary Subject Code - Coaching - C81- Year - 2012- Item weight - 16 oz-About the AuthorKarla Reiss is the award winning author of Leadership Coaching for Educators Bringing Out the Best in School Administrators- She founded The Change Place, LLC in 2004, a coaching and consulting firm dedicated to the continuous improvement of individuals, teams and organizations after 30 years in education, publishing and sales- She and her team of certified coaches offer several levels of coaching training programs to leaders of school systems, government and non-profit organizations, businesses and individuals who wish to learn a coaching style of leadership, including Powerful Coaching for Powerful Results certification program, CKEY Coaching Kids, Empowering Youth and various related programs- The Change Place, LLC also provides executive and leadership coaching services, workplace and leadership assessments and products that support others to lead professional and personal change- She is also a frequent speaker at national, state and local conferences- SKU: CRWN2893 Read More

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