A Coach of My Own
"Having this book in my bag is like having my own coach nearby," says reviewer & elementary coach Katie Gordon. Elena Aguilar has "laid it out from beginning to end."
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New Literacies: Scriptwriting
Media literacy consultant Frank Baker makes the case that students should be writing scripts and screenplays as part of their schoolwork.
CCSS Literacy Explained
Our two reviewers agree: Amy Benjamin & Michael Hugelmeyer tackled the CCSS ELA standards and created a valuable, user friendly book for the busy teacher.
Mentoring Across the Hall
Reviewer Jenni Miller: Sheryn Waterman writes in helpful ways about how educators can support new teachers and others through effective mentoring and coaching.
Achievement Driven PLC’s
Elisa Waingort found valuable ideas in this book from the "PLC at Work" series but objected to the intense focus on assessment-driven school improvement.
The Future of History
In a new MiddleWeb blog, three outstanding middle grades teachers explore the Future of History in a connected world, from multiple perspectives.
Reinvent Vocabulary Instruction
This comprehensive, CCSS-friendly approach to integrating vocabulary lessons into literacy curriculum is also fun for students, says reviewer Linda Biondi.
Insights into School Culture
Any leader who believes that school culture is an important topic to pursue will find this book to be a crucial tool, says reviewer Geralyn Schmidt.