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.
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.
Give ‘Em a Break
Using "'brain breaks" in class has helped students stay fresh, says reviewer Linda Biondi. It gets them moving, laughing, & challenging themselves.
Trustworthy Advice about Trust
Research reports a strong link between trust in schools & student achievement. This book can help leaders boost the trust factor, says reviewer James Jordan.
20 CCSS Literacy Strategies
Reviewer Anne Anderson recommends these research-based strategies designed to grow readers & thinkers inside a Common Core framework.
Telling Media-Rich Tales
This 2010 Guide for Educators can help teachers start to explore digital storytelling as a powerful instructional strategy, says teacher-reviewer Kevin Hodgson.