What Every School Leader Needs to Know about RTI, a book for school leaders by Margaret Searle, “provides the steps and framework necessary to seamlessly apply the RTI approach within our schools,” says reviewer Linda Biondi.
Teaching Reading in the Content Areas: If Not Me, Then Who? provides useful hands-on tools for frustrated content-area teachers who ask, “How can I teach reading? I’m a (fill in the blank) teacher!”, says reviewer Sharon Nelson.
Caltha Crowe’s book, Sammy and His Behavior Problems, can help teachers at many grade levels take a responsive approach to children who challenge, says reviewer Linda Biondi.
Award winning teacher Nancy Flanagan reflects on how difficult it is to predict student potential and shares a story about some Title I kids who flew above the tracks.
When 4th grade teacher Becky Bair & two teammates asked teachers to shuffle assignments on behalf of vulnerable students, stormy weather ensued.
Judy Willis, a neurologist & middle grades teacher, says we can help adolescents build happy, learning brains through interactive, interdependent group work.
In a new series, 4th grade teacher Becky Bair tells what happened when she & 2 teammates pressed for a school “climate shift” on behalf of their most vulnerable students.
Reviewer Ellen Berg finds 2009’s The Book Whisperer: Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child by Donalyn Miller to be a refreshing glint of sunshine in the gathering CCSS storm – with ways teachers can support students’ journeys to love affairs with books.
The Internet is omnipresent, says Bill Ivey, and we have to help students use technology productively, recognizing both benefits and risks.
Though Christopher Lehman offers strategies to make the research process interesting to gr 4-8 students in Energize Research Reading and Writing: Fresh Strategies to Spark Interest, Develop Independence, and Meet Key Common Core Standards, his approach may prove too difficult, says reviewer Brooke Schultz.