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Teaching that Matters: Engaging Minds, Improving Schools

by Frank Thoms Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (November 04, 2014)

Teaching that Matters invites principals and teachers to make changes that will allow all students to succeed. By meeting innovative principals and teachers who engage students, this book will help you to learn...

When Kids Are Grieving

by Donna M. Burns Skyhorse (November 18, 2014)

Most students experience some form of loss in their lives, and the resulting grief can profoundly affect their academic performance, emotional stability, and social interactions. Serving both as a resource and...

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 Pedagogy of Adaptation

by Dennis Cutchins, Laurence Raw & James M. Welsh Scarecrow Press (February 23, 2010)

This collection of essays focuses on numerous contexts to emphasize why film adaptations matter to students of literature. Written by specialists in a variety of fields, ranging from film, radio, theater, and...

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.

Medical Terminology (The Body) Speedy Study Guides

by Speedy Publishing Dot EDU (July 04, 2014)

No medical student can understand or associate him or her to classroom subjects without knowing the basic concept of the terminology of the human body. Many courses of study for medical students such as, anatomy...

Fixing Truancy Now: Inviting Students Back to Class

by Jonathan Shute & Bruce S. Cooper Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 24, 2014)

Author Bruce S. Cooper looks at truancy as an indication that curricula and pedagogy are not serving students’ needs, especially for ethnic minorities and English language learners. This book explores different...

The Data-Driven Classroom: How do I use student data to improve my instruction? (ASCD Arias)

by Craig A. Mertler ASCD (August 11, 2014)

Explore a comprehensive process that guides educators of all grade levels and subject areas in making strong instructional decisions based on student assessment data.

How to Design Questions and Tasks to Assess Student Thinking

by Susan M. Brookhart ASCD (August 20, 2014)

With new standards emphasizing higher-order thinking skills, students will have to demonstrate their ability to do far more than simply remember facts and procedures. But what's the best way for teachers to...

The Evolution of Teaching: A Guidebook to the Advancement of Teaching, Teacher Education, and Happier Careers for Early Career Teachers

by Rich Waters Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 11, 2014)

This text assists teachers in reconceiving the teaching profession in ways that will make it more personally satisfying while acknowledging that the work of teachers in the twenty-first century must necessarily...

The Gestalt of Leadership: A Handbook for Leaders in Education

by Peter Lorain Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 17, 2014)

This book supports educators who work to realize the mission: to educate all children so that they all may become thoughtful, independent, successful and happy adults; ones who make positive contributions to...

25 Biggest Mistakes Teachers Make and How to Avoid Them

by Carolyn Orange Skyhorse (November 18, 2014)

Avoid common teaching mistakes and acquire positive strategies and approaches!

All teachers make mistakes, but when those missteps involve students, they can have negative effects for years to come. This second...

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...

Children of Tomorrow: Guidelines for Raising Happy Children in the 21st Century

by Rav Michael Laitman Bnei Baruch, Laitman Kabbalah (December 01, 2011)

Children of Tomorrow: Guidelines for Raising Happy Children in the 21st Century is a new beginning for you and your children. The big revelation is that raising kids is all about games and play, yet relating...

Write Successful College Applications: It's More Than Just the Essay!

by Cynthia Muchnick Peterson's (September 30, 2014)

Today's college admission applications involve writing more than just one essay. The various required paragraphs and statements demand skill and finesse. Writing Successful College Applications offers vital...

The Wrong Emphasis: Kids Learn What Adults Teach

by John Elling Tufte Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 04, 2014)

In the world of high-octane curriculum, assessment, and accountability, educators too often neglect educational realities. This book examines the current status of public education in America, the associated...

Reading, Writing, and Discussing at the Graduate Level: A Guidebook for International Students

by Rina Kim, Lillie R. Ablert & Hang Gyun Sihn UPA (September 04, 2014)

This book will help international students navigate the academic, professional, and social issues they will encounter while attending graduate school in the United States. This book is an invaluable tool for...

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...

Ahead of the Curve: What Parents Need to Know to Get Their Kids Into College

by Amber C. Saunders Peterson's (September 02, 2014)

Navigating the high school years and getting a student ready for the next step in their education can be challenging for everyone involved. Ahead of the Curve will be your "college adviser in a book," keeping...

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...


by Jeffrey Selingo Simon & Schuster (September 02, 2014)

Contributing editor to The Chronicle of Higher Education and author of College (Un)Bound, Jeffrey J. Selingo follows in real time the stories of all the stake-holders in University of Virginia business professor...

Nursing Terminology Speedy Study Guides

by Speedy Publishing Dot EDU (July 23, 2014)

Nursing is about providing services essential to the maintenance and restoration of health by attending the needs of an ailing individual. Nursing Terminology deals with the idiom / phrases used by nurses in...

The Resilient Teacher: How Do I Stay Positive and Effective When Dealing with Difficult People and Policies? (ASCD Arias)

by Allen N. Mendler ASCD (July 15, 2014)

A collection of strategies for resolving common problems that teachers face in school and for communicating more effectively with colleagues, parents, and students.

Grading Smarter, Not Harder: Assessment Strategies That Motivate Kids and Help Them Learn

by Myron Dueck ASCD (July 15, 2014)

This book shows how to design an effective assessment system that accurately reflects student learning and motivates students to meet learning objectives.

The Best Four Years: How to Survive and Thrive in College (and Life)

by Adam Shepard HarperCollins e-books (April 12, 2011)

Adam Shepard boldly and ingeniously proved the viability of the American Dream in his first book, Scratch Beginnings. Now he tells us that the years we spend in college are The Best Four Years of our lives—and...

How to Get the Most Out of School

by Irfan Alli (July 28, 2014)

HOW TO GET THE MOST OUT OF SCHOOL is a practical guide in which you learn:

1. How to become the best student you can.

2. What you need to buy to be productive.

3. How to plan time and organize yourself.

4. How to...

Essential Lessons for School Leaders

by Joseph Murphy Skyhorse (August 05, 2014)

This gold mine of wisdom from top education researcher and the bestselling author of Turning Around Failing Schools and Connecting Teacher Leadership and School Improvement contains key tips and strategies every...

The Workshop Book: From Individual Creativity to Group Action

by R. Brian Stanfield New Society Publishers (December 01, 2002)

Tried and tested practical wisdom for successful workshopping!

Radical Reads 2: Working with the Newest Edgy Titles for Teens

by Joni Richards Bodart Scarecrow Press (November 25, 2009)

Radical Reads 2 picks up where the first volume left off, featuring 101 radical young adult books that have come out since its publication. Author Joni Richards Bodart defends their inclusion in library collections...

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...

Math at Their Own Pace: Child-Directed Activities for Developing Early Number Sense

by Greg Nelson Redleaf Press (September 04, 2007)

Child-directed, developmentally appropriate math activities preschoolers can pull "off the shelf" when ready and interested.

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...

Steady and Strong: People Skills for Principals

by Russ Thompson R&L Education (November 16, 2010)

In Steady and Strong: People Skills for Principals, Russ Thompson describes his experiences as the successful principal of three urban high schools. The challenges he faced ranged from gang activity and racial...

Mentoring Matters: A Toolkit for Organizing and Operating Student Advisory Programs

by Mark Benigni & Sheryll Petrosky R&L Education (January 16, 2011)

Mentoring Matters is an action plan with all the resources necessary to launch a school-based mentoring program. The forty-five thirty-minute lessons will serve as the foundation of your mentoring program.

Why School Communication Matters: Strategies From PR Professionals

by Kitty Porterfield & Meg Carnes Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 07, 2014)

Why School Communication Matters is an easy-to-use reference for the communication dilemmas that superintendents, principals, and other school leaders face today as they lead faculty and staff, parents and students,...

Education is Special for Everyone: How Schools can Best Serve all Students

by Janet Mulvey, Bruce S. Cooper, Kathryn Accurso & Karen Gagliardi Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 07, 2014)

This book researches and reports on issues of current practice: e.g., teacher preparation, placement of students with special needs, implications for the average and above in the classroom and the financial...

Writing Instruction for Generation 2.0

by Gloria E. Jacobs R&L Education (January 16, 2011)

Forward-thinking teachers who wish to understand the 21st century literacies, understand what youth are doing in respect to those literacies, and discover how they can apply this knowledge to classroom instruction...

Classroom Assessment in Action

by Mark D. Shermis & Francis J. DiVesta Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (April 16, 2011)

Classroom Assessment in Action clarifies the multi-faceted roles of measurement and assessment and their applications in a classroom setting. Comprehensive in scope, Shermis and Di Vesta explain basic measurement...

21 Strategies for Starting College Strong

by Dr. Jason Morris & Dr. Houston Heflin LearningExpress, LLC (June 30, 2014)

This eBook, written by education experts, will help you start college on the right path with strategies to achieve academic success, navigate technology and online learning, and manage your higher education...

Errors in Evidence-Based Decision Making: Improving and Applying Research Literacy

by Robert W. Janke & Bruce S. Cooper Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 25, 2014)

This is a research methods textbook for students who fear research textbooks. The diversity of topics in this book permits application to research methods courses in these academic fields: Economics, Education,...

Political Will and Improving Public Schools: Seven Reflections for Americans to Consider

by Daniel Heller Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 25, 2014)

The essays in this book deal with situations or issues in public education which we need to address. While some of these situations seem clear and almost obvious, making the necessary changes and admitting the...

Inventing Imaginary Worlds: From Childhood Play to Adult Creativity Across the Arts and Sciences

by Michele Root-Bernstein Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 18, 2014)

How can parents, educators, business leaders and policy makers nurture creativity, prepare for inventiveness and stimulate innovation? One compelling answer, this book argues, lies in fostering the invention...

Common Sense: What It Means to Be a Teacher

by Michael Gose Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 11, 2014)

In the spirit of Thomas Paine, this second edition uses “Common Sense” to tell what is really going on with students, teachers, and schools. (Hint: the reality is actually a lot more optimistic than commonly...

Navigating the Doctoral Journey: A Handbook of Strategies for Success

by Amanda J. Rockinson-Szapkiw & Lucinda S. Spaulding Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (June 11, 2014)

This co-edited book provides doctoral candidates with a practical, cross-discipline handbook for successfully navigating the doctoral process – from initial program selection to the final dissertation defense...

Learning from the Children: Reflecting on Teaching

by Cindylee Villareale Redleaf Press (February 06, 2009)

Gathering of heartening, true stories that facilitate individual growth and inspire teachers.

The Language of Art: Reggio-Inspired Studio Practices in Early Childhood Settings

by Ann Pelo Redleaf Press (July 16, 2007)

Practical guide to establishing Reggio-inspired studio practices in early childhood settings.

Building Background Knowledge for Academic Achievement: Research on What Works in Schools

by Robert J. Marzano ASCD (August 15, 2004)

The author of Classroom Instruction That Works discusses teaching methods that can help overcome the deficiencies in background knowledge that hamper many students' progress in school.