The Together Teacher™: Plan Ahead, Get Organized, and Save Time! by Maia Heyck-Merlin helps readers recognize that being organized “is a means to an end –strong student outcomes and more free time,” says reviewer Beth Fabijanic.
Category: Book Reviews
In our second review of The Together Teacher, popular blogger Ariel Sacks says the organizational advice from Maia Heyck-Merlin suits her busy but Type B teacher-leader life.
Doug Johnson’s The Classroom Teacher’s Technology Survival Guide can help classroom teachers gain knowledge and perspective but some content may be heavy going for novices, says reviewer Rhonda Leduc.
Reading Opening Minds: Using Language to Change Lives, Peter H. Johnston’s wonderful book about teaching children, reviewer Kimberley Moran “felt something in my brain crack wide open.”
In Write Like This: Teaching Real-World Writing Through Modeling & Mentor Texts teacher-author Kelly Gallagher shows us how to teach the real-world writing skills our students urgently need, says literacy coach Francesca LoGiudice.
Flip Your Classroom: Reach Every Student in Every Class Every Day by Jonathan Bergmann and Aaron Sams is a definite keeper, says reviewer Marsha Ratzel. It’s short, to-the-point, and written expressly to help teachers study a new idea.
Frank Buck’s Organization Made Easy! / Tools for Today’s Teachers has many good ideas, but reviewer Fran Lo wishes there was more about paper-grading and some secondary examples.
Neurologist & middle grades teacher Judy Willis hits a home run with Learning to Love Math: Teaching Strategies That Change Student Attitudes and Get Results, her book on helping students learn to love math, says teacher Cossondra George.
Reviewer Lori Trisler finds RTI Strategies that Work in the 3-6 Classroom useful for learning the “why” behind RTI, but not for finding new strategies to use in teaching.
Storyboarding can help kids organize their written and visual work, says reviewer Laura Reasoner Jones. Get Graphic! Using Storyboards to Write and Draw Picture Books, Graphic Novels, or Comic Strips by Mark Thurman and Emily Hearn offers step-by-step help.