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VTech
$21.99 at Target

Find Educational Kits And Learning Tools at Target.com! VTech Touch and Teach Word Book is a great way to teach your child letters... and more than 100 words! Your little one will have endless fun with Cody the Smart Cub and Cora the Smart Cub on learning adventures that range from vocabulary and letters to music. Theyll explore words from 12 interactive pages that respond to touch while developing word association skills. Topics of learning include home, food, clothes, the zoo and more, and there are 15 melodies and 90 sounds to stimulate auditory recognition and musical creativity. Its endless interactive learning and fun! Gender: Unisex. Read More

Notions - In Network
$5.71 at Amazon

SCHOOL ZONE-Workbook. This book is packed full of different activities to help your child develop their skills while allowing them... to have fun. This package contains one sixty-four page workbook. Available in a variety of different age groups and different themed activity books, each sold separately. Made in USA. Read More

$5.94 $3.74 at Walmart

A new toddler title charts a crucial achievement. There comes a point in a toddler's life when going in one's diaper is only one p...ossible option, and the question must be raised: Should I go in my potty? With pitch-perfect humor and pacing, Leslie... Read More

$5.95 at Walmart

A little girl receives her own potty, and in spite of accidents, she makes her mom and dad proud when she no longer has to wear di...apers. Read More

Flagship Carpets
$399.95 at SCHOOLSin

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

Hero Arts, Inc.
$14.84 at Amazon

A set of detailed bugs in a charmingly sweet format. Hero Arts stamps put creativity at your fingertips. With Ink ?n? Stamp, pare...nts, kids, teachers, and stampers of all ages can decorate notecards, scrapbooks, wrapping paper, and school projects. Hours of creative fun. The 3" x 4" tub contains 18 woodblock stamps in buggy designs, and one ink pad. Read More

Lamaze
$10.63 at Amazon

A soft book with peekaboo flaps, crinkles, and bright colors. Follow Freddie the Firefly around the garden as he explores and meet...s new friends. Who will Freddie see under the peekaboo flaps? A sweet bedtime story with crinkly flaps makes reading Shine-a-Light Freddie fun for parents and baby. Add Freddie the Firefly Play and Grow for a perfect gift set. Tomy works closely with parents and child development experts to create Lamaze toys that encourage early development of the senses, spark creativity and introduce discovery and sensory development. Read More

Thames & Kosmos
$36.95 at Kmart

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

Learning Resources
$19.99 at Kmart

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

LeapFrog
$12.99 at Kmart

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

LeapFrog
$11.99 $7.92 at Kmart

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

Kids Give
$9.99 at Kmart

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

LeapFrog
$6.89 at Target.com

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

LeapFrog
$11.99 at Kmart

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

LeapFrog
$24.99 at Target.com

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

LeapFrog
$8.39 at Target.com

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

LeapFrog
$19.99 at Target.com

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

Lulu Jr.
$29.99 at Kmart

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

Lamaze
$12.56 at Amazon

A-hoy, me hearties, join Yo Ho Horace on a pirate adventure. When Polly Parrot finds a map, he and Horace set out for a treasure h...unt. Baby can explore multiple textures, sounds, and bright patterns and colors as you tell this adventurous story. Tomy works closely with parents and child development experts to create Lamaze toys that encourage early development of the senses, spark creativity and introduce discovery and sensory development. Read More

Hal Leonard
$5.95 at Walmart.com

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

Hal Leonard
$5.95 at Walmart.com

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

Child Matters
$21.09 at Amazon

Potty training has never been more fun. Packaged in a reusable carrying box, this wonderful gift set includes a newly designed pot...ty chair AND the full length hardcover edition of the and#8220;Once Upon a Pottyand#8221; classic. The saddle shaped potty has a built in splash guard with a comfortable contoured seat making it easy for your child to get on and off. The unique, 1 piece design boasts the largest sitting area available while remaining easy to clean. The safe, built in carrying handle helps the child develop responsibility towards and#8220;My First Furnitureand#8221;, carry it around, even to the car or grandmaand#8217;s house, and use it often. The and#8220;Once Upon a Pottyand#8221; book is fun and lighthearted, introducing your toddler to all the potty training basics in a manner that is as informative as it is entertaining. Visit www.onceuponapotty.com/gallery.html to see some of the millions of satisfied users, and join the and#8220;Once Upon a Pottyand#8221; magic. Potty gift box sets are available in BOY or GIRL versions with book or a BOTH/Uni version with singalong song audio CD. Doll sets, books, VHS, and DVDand#8217;s are available separately. Read More

School Zone Publishing
$6.22 at Amazon

SCHOOL ZONE-Workbook. This book is packed full of different activities to help your child develop their skills while allowing them... to have fun. This package contains one sixty-four page workbook. Available in a variety of different age groups and different themed activity books, each sold separately. Made in USA. Read More

Macmillan
$22.99 $17.34 at Walmart.com

St. Martin's Books Little Aran & Celtic Knits For Kids Twenty-five beautiful patterns for babies and toddlers. Featuring soft colo...rs, a mixture of traditional Aran patterns, touches of intarsia colorwork, and sweet knitting pattern motifs that both children and parents will love, the projects in this book will make the perfect addition to your little one's wardrobe or room decor. Traditional cabled and Celtic patterns, plus rabbits, cats, anchors, hearts, and birds adorn a wide range of garments and accessories from cardigans, sweaters, dresses, and skirts, to blankets, scarves, socks and gloves. All the designs are knit in comfortable natural wool yarns. 128 pages. Macmillan Publishers SM-03907 Read More

C&T Publishing
$23.95 $16.74 at Walmart.com

This how-to book helps you play a pivotal role in your child's early cognitive development. It features nineteen projects for baby... and mom in high-contrast colors with captivating patterns and textures to spark a baby's natural curiosity. There are patterns for animal rattles, building blocks, quilts, burp cloths and even an interactive play gym. Projects are designed for beginner and intermediate sewers with clear step-by- step instructions. Read More

$24.19 at Walmart.com

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
$20.25 at Walmart.com

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
$35.95 $21.95 at Walmart.com

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
$20.97 at Walmart.com

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

Creative Teaching Press
$88.95 $83.95 at Walmart.com

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
$20.40 at Walmart.com

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

Creative Teaching Press
$43.98 $33.98 at Walmart.com

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

$37.65 at Walmart.com

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

$26.31 at Walmart.com

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

$28.44 at Walmart.com

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

$66.70 at Walmart.com

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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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 - Paperback - Pages - 184 - Publication Date - 07-Dec-09 - Primary Subject Code - Inclusive Education - CC8 - Item Weight - 13 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: CRWN2716 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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Have you reached a training plateau, Are you looking for a resource that will take you and your participants to the next level, Si...zzle and Substance links brain research to adult learning and training with its combination of theory and practical training techniques- The author leads you through the key theories about how the brain learns and then gives you hundreds of strategies for-- Preparing your presentation-- Opening with pizazz- Engaging your participants-- Making use of transition times-- Handling hecklers-- Making abstract concepts real-- Making content relevant to each participant-About the AuthorEric Jensen, author of the best-selling Different Brains, Different Learners, has classroom experience teaching reading and study skills- Most of his experience is at the middle school level, but he has also taught demonstration classes at the elementary and senior high school level- Additionally he has taught for three universities as an adjunct professor in both education and business- Jensen confounded Super Camp, Turning Point, The Brain Store, The Learning Brain Expo, and Jensen Learning Corporation- He has been a trainer for both educators and businesses for over twenty-five years- His latest book is Introduction to Brain-Compatible Learning, Second Edition-Features- Title - Sizzle Substance-- Sub Title - Presenting With the Brain in Mind-- Author - Eric Jensen-- Primary Author Affiliation - Jensen Learning, San Diego, CA-- Pages - 272-- Publication Date - 16-Feb-98-- Binding - Paperback-- Primary Subject Code - Staff Development Professional Learning - C80-- Item Weight - 27 oz-- Copyright Year - 1998- SKU: CRWN992 Read More

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

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

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