Debbie Silver and Jack Berckemeyer have updated Deliberate Optimism to help educators resolve unsustainable stress levels by adapting their immediately implementable ideas for making each school day better. Written with humor and practicality, says teacher leader Sarah Cooper.
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Phyllis Fagell’s Middle School Superpowers offers parents and educators productive ways to help tweens deal with change, social missteps, missed opportunities and disappointment as they encounter adolescent challenges. A must read, says consultant Anne Anderson.
If you’re looking for a book to guide your community of educators in collaborative reflections on math practice, Nicora Placa’s book will give you the tools. The practices will jump off the page with ready-to-use protocols and debrief questions, writes math educator Mona Iehl.
To teach students to master standards while also cultivating a love of reading, Laura Robb offers new ideas and resources and a new outlook on old practices in Increase Reading Volume. It is exactly what teachers need for their reading blocks, says literacy leader Sarah Valter.
Jack A. Naglieri and his co-authors offer a comprehensive guide to using the Naglieri General Ability Tests to reach gifted students equitably and also deliver instruction to those students identified through the tests, writes NBCT and gifted services specialist Kim Rensch.
In Teaching and Supporting English Learners, Eugenia Mora Flores and Stephanie Dewing combine research, practical application, and anticipatory guidance to create an immediately useful guide to inclusive learning environments that foster a sense of belonging for newcomers.
Katelyn Oellerich’s well-researched 9-week program for school-based mental health professionals can also benefit all educators with its CBT and mindfulness case studies, definitions, methods and strategies to help manage student anxiety, writes NBCT Kathleen Palmieri.
By helping you tap into your archetype, Ashley Lamb-Sinclair’s From Underestimated to Unstoppable helps set you up to make changes in the lives around you. Megan Balduf finds the text beneficial particularly to those who know things can be better but aren’t sure what to do.
Todd Stanley’s A Teacher’s Toolbox for Gifted Education gives honest, practical research and evidence-based strategies to increase engagement in most classrooms. ELA teacher Erin Corrigan-Smith notes the inclusion of STEM and PBL focused activities to inspire learners.
We’ve had so many good reviews of insightful and helpful books during the past 12 months. Here are 20 frequently clicked examples, all written by our pool of educator volunteers across a range of topics, that MiddleWeb visitors found informative and often illuminating.