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Taking Measure of Charter Schools: Better Assessments, Better Policymaking, Better Schools

by Paul T. Hill, Julian R. Betts, Robert B. Olsen & Laura S. Hamilton et al. R&L Education (May 16, 2010)

This book breaks new ground on how policymakers and journalists can fairly assess charter school performance. The editors and authors show how good approaches to charter school assessment would also work for...


Balancing Change and Tradition in Global Education Reform

by IRIS C. ROTBERG, Barbara M. Kehm, Kai-ming Cheng & Terry J. Crooks et al. R&L Education (April 16, 2010)

Balancing Change and Tradition in Global Education Reform is an invaluable resource for policymakers, faculty, students, and anyone interested in how decisions made about the education system ultimately affect...


The Savvy Superintendent: Leading Instruction to the Top of the Class

by Linda K. Wagner R&L Education (June 16, 2010)

This book provides practical, hands-on advice for school district superintendents. It is designed to provide needed but rarely taught ideas, insights, and information that superintendents can use to incorporate...


Understanding Teenage Girls: Culture, Identity and Schooling

by Horace R. Hall & Andrea Brown-Thirston R&L Education (January 16, 2011)

This book focuses on social phenomenon that impact the lives of adolescent females of color. The authors highlight the daily challenges that African-American, Chicana, and Puerto Rican teenage girls face with...


Diversity Awareness for K-6 Teachers: The Impact on Student Learning

by Rona Leach McLeod R&L Education (June 16, 2011)

Diversity Awareness for K-6 Teachers:The Impact on Student Learning is a resource guide for elementary teachers and college-level student teachers for teaching diversity awareness across the various areas of...


Leadership Development for Educators

by Herb Rubenstein, F. Mike Miles & Laurie J. Bassi R&L Education (December 16, 2009)

This book teaches teachers in becoming better leaders in their classrooms and in their lives. Learning about leadership theory and leadership best practices and undertaking the leadership development exercises...


A Life Saver for New Teachers: Mentoring Case Studies to Navigate the Initial Years

by Richard E. Lange R&L Education (June 16, 2011)

This book guides new teachers through difficult situations towards viable solutions. Great care has been taken to relate real life stories from classroom and school situations. New teachers and mentors alike...


Assessing Student Threats: A Handbook for Implementing the Salem-Keizer System

by John Vandreal, Allan Rainwater, Seth Elliott & Darling Mendoza et al. R&L Education (May 16, 2011)

Assessing Student Threats is a manual for the implementation of a threat assessment system that follows the recommendations of the Safe Schools Initiative and the prescriptive outline provided by the FBI. This...


The Seven Stages of an Enlightened Teacher

by Christine Jax R&L Education (July 16, 2011)

In The Seven Stages of an Enlightened Teacher, Dr. Christine Jax presents a path to great teaching that shows how and why teaching is 'a calling' in the true sense of the words.


Six Steps to Preparing Exemplary Principals and Superintendents: Leadership Education at Its Best

by John Hoyle & Mario S. Torres Jr. R&L Education (April 16, 2010)

This book includes a step-by-step guide to selecting the best students, creating a pre- and post-assessment of student learning, a well-designed procedure to pretest and assure that all masters degree students...


Total Leaders 2.0: Leading in the Age of Empowerment

by William G. Spady & Charles J. Schwahn R&L Education (April 16, 2010)

This new edition of the widely read Total Leaders book significantly deepens the theoretical grounding and applicability of the original Total Leader Model, and expands its connection to other significant dimensions...


The Teachers We Need vs. the Teachers We Have: The Realities and the Possibilities

by Lawrence Baines R&L Education (March 16, 2010)

This book reveals exactly how American teachers are taught, describes the wide disparities in the preparation of teachers across states, depicts how market-driven teacher preparation waters down the quality...


Equalize Student Achievement: Prioritizing Money and Power

by Ovid K. Wong & Daniel M. Casing R&L Education (March 15, 2010)

This book paints a comprehensive picture of school finance to illuminate issues with the current system and suggest ways to improve that system.


A Glorious Revolution for Youth and Communities: Service-Learning and Model Communities

by George I. Whitehead Iii & Andrew P. Kitzrow R&L Education (March 16, 2010)

This book integrates the ideas of service-learning, positive youth development, and model communities into a book with a comprehensive message about making communities more democratic. Specifically, the authors...


The Edutainer: Connecting the Art and Science of Teaching

by Brad Johnson & Tammy Maxson McElroy R&L Education (April 16, 2010)

This book describes an educational approach that provides teachers with core operational and interpersonal skills_including communication, organization, management, planning, and building authentic relationships...


Extreme Writing: Discovering the Writer in Every Student

by Keen J. Babbage R&L Education (March 16, 2010)

This book describes how teachers can build upon the eagerness and skills that students apply to recreational, social, and friendly writing, bringing enjoyment back into writing for students.


Demystify Math, Science, and Technology: Creativity, Innovation, and Problem-Solving

by Dennis Adams & Mary Hamm R&L Education (February 15, 2010)

This book provides principles and practical strategies for promoting creative and innovative work in math, science, and technology.


The Other Side of the Desk: A 20/20 Look at the Principalship

by Janet Tareilo & Patrick M. Jenlink R&L Education (March 15, 2010)

This book explores the world of the principal with stories that capture readers' attention and moves them through the daily life of a school leader. The author reveals the working world of the principal in a...


HMS Level B Manual for Workshop Leaders

by , Study Skills Group Hm R&L Education (August 23, 2000)

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Small Schools, Education, and the Importance of Community: Pathways to Improvement and a Sustainable Future

by Tim L. Adsit R&L Education (June 16, 2011)

This book focuses on three successful approaches for using the school as a catalyst for community development and revitalization, particularly in rural areas. The strategies also work well in suburban and urban...


Teaching and Learning: A Model for Academic and Social Cognition

by Marjorie S. Schiering, Drew Bogner & Jorun Buli-Holmberg R&L Education (June 16, 2011)

Learners are multi-faceted, unique people. Discovering the whole individual is incumbent upon realizing the teaching/learning environments, common social and societal realities, and belief and value systems...


Understanding Poverty in the Classroom: Changing Perceptions for Student Success

by Beth Lindsay Templeton R&L Education (May 16, 2011)

Understanding Poverty in the Classroom identifies perceptual differences, teaches strategies to address the special needs of children from poverty, encourages teachers to learn about the neighborhoods where...


The Principal as School Manager

by William L. Sharp & James K. Walter R&L Education (November 03, 2012)

The Principal as School Manager offers advice on expectations and survival techniques to ensure the principal's longevity in the district. Like the previous editions, this book is an essential guide to practice...


Creating a Successful Leadership Style: Principles of Personal Strategic Planning

by Charles A. Bonnici & Bruce S. Cooper R&L Education (April 16, 2011)

Creating a Successful Leadership Style gives practical applications supported by real experiences. It presents the actual situations a principal or assistant principal faces on a day-to-day basis and provides...


College Success Guaranteed: 5 Rules to Make It Happen

by Malcolm Gauld R&L Education (May 16, 2011)

As a lifelong teacher, Malcolm Gauld has watched thousands of kids go off to college. Some return to visit after their first year exuding the vibe of conquering heroes. Others look, well, pretty bummed out....


Shaping the Future with Math, Science, and Technology: Solutions and Lesson Plans to Prepare Tomorrows Innovators

by Dennis Adams & Mary Hamm R&L Education (April 16, 2011)

Shaping the Future with Math, Science, and Technology examines how ingenuity, creativity, and teamwork skills are part of an intellectual toolbox associated with math, science, and technology. The book provides...


Navigating the New Pedagogy: Six Principles that Transform Teaching

by Jeff Halstead R&L Education (June 16, 2011)

Navigating the New Pedagogy: Six Principles that Transform is written to give teachers a vision of current, best 21st century classroom practice. Teachers, administrators, and education professors will find...


Democratic Discipline in Learning Communities: Theory and Practice

by Clifford H. Edwards R&L Education (January 16, 2011)

This book describes in detail the attributes of learning communities and how these characteristics help students acquire a sense of moral responsibility and commitment to fellow students. Clifford H. Edwards...


Cutting Costs and Generating Revenues in Education

by Tim L. Adsit & George R. Murdock R&L Education (November 16, 2010)

Much has been written about how to achieve new expectations in the realm of student achievement. Much has also been written about the need for accountability and the restructuring of how education dollars are...


God vs. Darwin: The War between Evolution and Creationism in the Classroom

by Mano Singham & Charles J. Russo R&L Education (November 16, 2009)

This book deftly answers complex questions: Why is there such intense antagonism to the teaching of evolution in the United States? What have the courts said about the various attempts to oppose it? Sprinkled...


Inside the Teenage Brain: Parenting a Work in Progress

by Sheryl Feinstein & Eric Jensen R&L Education (January 16, 2010)

This book covers everything from A to Z when it comes to parenting teenagers, giving basic information on the teenage brain, how it differs from the adult brain, and what makes it so challenging and confusing....


Marketing 101: How Smart Schools Get and Keep Community Support

by David Carroll & Susan Rovezzi Carroll R&L Education (May 16, 2011)

Marketing 101 is a compact, practical handbook created to guide educators in the application of marketing strategies that get results. This book will introduce educators to sound marketing principles and action...


Using the Brain to Spell: Effective Strategies for All Levels

by Sally E. Burkhardt R&L Education (September 16, 2010)

This book offers practical advice to teachers unsure of how to teach spelling. Filled with student-centered wisdom, Burkhardt grounds her methods in both theory and practice, providing logical rules and hands-on...


WhatOs Ahead in Education?: An Analysis of the Policies of the Obama Administration

by William Hayes & John A. Martin R&L Education (November 16, 2010)

The purpose of the book is to attempt to ascertain the views of President Barack Obama related to the field of education. This is done by first studying his own personal education and then following his spoken...


Empowering the Voice of the Teacher Researcher: Achieving Success through a Culture of Inquiry

by Christine M. Crocco, Roger Neilson Brindley, Danielle Lawrence & Leslie Frick et al. R&L Education (November 16, 2010)

Empowering the Voice of the Teacher Researcher through a Culture of Inquiry is essentially a description of one school's initiatives to use collaborative communities and action research to empower teacher research...


Building Transitional Programs for Students with Disabilities: How to Navigate the Course of Their Lives

by Ph. D. Mahanay-Castro R&L Education (November 16, 2010)

This book serves as a guide for parents, students, teachers and school administrators to build programs to assist students with disabilities to successfully transition from school to adult living.


Collaborative Action for Change: Selected Proceedings from the 2007 Symposium on Music Teacher Education

by Margaret Schmidt R&L Education (December 15, 2009)

Collaborative Action for Change presents new directions in the preparation and lifelong professional development of music educators. The book's chapters are based on some of the most effective presentations...


Practical Leadership Strategies: Lessons from the World of Professional Baseball

by Ed. D Palestini & Jamie Moyer R&L Education (February 16, 2010)

This book describes the leadership practice of professional baseball coaches as a way to illustrate situational leadership theory, offering the reader examples of leadership behavior in the four leadership frames...


Life Lessons for Educators: Your Best Life Now

by Mary Ann Smialek R&L Education (October 16, 2010)

This book provides a timely master plan to lead educators through today's difficult times. It charts out a journey that doesn't cost any money and that will afford educators and those they are the closest to...


Improving Test Scores in Five Easy Steps: The Silver Bullet

by Gary W. Quinn R&L Education (January 16, 2010)

Through the chapters in this book, a plan will be outlined, that if followed, will improve test scores in any school district. The amount of improvement will be determined by various variables including present...


Enhancing the Professional Practice of Music Teachers: 101 Tips that Principals Want Music Teachers to Know and Do

by Paul G. Young R&L Education (December 16, 2009)

If you want to improve your professional performance and set yourself apart from your colleagues-in any discipline-these tips are for you. If you desire anything less than achieving the very best, you won't...


Leading Standards-Based Education Reform: Improving Implementation of Standards to Increase Student Achievement

by Linda R. Vogel R&L Education (November 16, 2010)

Standards-based education (SBE) has been the dominant educational reform movement since the early 1980s, reinforced by federal and state accountability systems. This book examines the efforts of educational...


Kaleidoscope of Cultures: A Celebration of Multicultural Research and Practice

by Marvelene C. Moore & Philip Ewell R&L Education (December 16, 2009)

This book features lively speeches, engaging workshop presentations on a variety of topics (including making ethnic instruments), and extensive reviews of vocal and instrumental multicultural music literature...


Action Research for Teacher Candidates: Using Classroom Data to Enhance Instruction

by Robert P. Pelton, Marie LeJeune, Johnna Bolyard & Reagan Curtis et al. R&L Education (October 16, 2010)

This book has been written in the hopes of equipping teachers-in-training-that is, teacher candidates-with the skills needed for action research: a process that leads to focused, effective, and responsive strategies...


Culture or Chaos in the Village: The Journey to Cultural Fluency

by Ursula Thomas, Hema Ramanathan, Karen Harris & Janet Strickland et al. R&L Education (December 16, 2010)

Readers of this book will learn how to create and/or examine critical issues about culture and beliefs and the way these issues influence perceptions on how diverse learners experience learning. This book motivates...


Strong Schools, Strong Leaders: What Matters Most in Times of Change

by Perry P. Wiseman R&L Education (January 16, 2010)

This book was written for everyday practitioners aiming to create staffs capable of making their schools sparkle amidst the chaos. Not only does this book describe four essential foundational practices of the...


Teaching for Experiential Learning: Five Approaches That Work

by Scott D. Wurdinger & Julie A. Carlson R&L Education (December 16, 2009)

This book describes how to change the way in which educators conduct business in the classroom. Our current educational systems lack ways to reach today's learners in relevant, meaningful ways. The five approaches...


Privileged Thinking in Today's Schools: The Implications for Social Justice

by David Barnett, Ed. J. D Christian, Richard Hughes & Rocky Wallace R&L Education (December 16, 2010)

In this collection of scenarios and episodes, many of which were experienced by the authors in their years as school administrators, you will find an array of provocative examples of social injustice in the...


Cultivating Curious and Creative Minds: The Role of Teachers and Teacher Educators, Part II

by Louise F. Deretchin, Cheryl J. Craig, Dixie K. Keyes & Julia Cote et al. R&L Education (February 16, 2011)

Presents a plethora of approaches to developing human potential in areas not conventionally addressed. Organized in two parts, this international collection of essays provides viable educational alternatives...


Finding, Preparing, and Supporting School Leaders: Critical Issues, Useful Solutions

by Sharon Conley, Bruce S. Cooper, David F. Leach & S. David Brazer et al. R&L Education (December 16, 2010)

With dwindling funds and resources, tougher state and federal standards, and fatigue from more regulations and testing, many school administrators are giving up _or 'crashing' and leaving their posts. This book...