Student-led conferences should be more than feel-good experiences for students and parents. Fostering Student Accountability Through Student Led Conferences helped Laura Collander make SLCs matter in her classroom.
Category: Book Reviews
Although the authors of Personal Learning Networks: Using the Power of Connections to Transform Education favor transformation over more pragmatic ed reforms, reviewer Nicole Miller found this book about PLNs “informative, useful, and beneficial.”
Energize Research Reading and Writing: Fresh Strategies that Spark Interest, Develop Independence, and Meet Key Common Core Standards, Grades 4-8, a book championing the idea that middle grades students should do more authentic research, “comes not a moment too soon,” says ELA teacher Ariel Sacks.
Lee Ann Spillane’s interactive online book Reading Amplified: Digital Tools That Engage Students in Words, Books and Ideas is “a fantastic resource,” says reviewer @dogtrax – perfect for literacy teachers who are ready to explore engaging technologies first-hand.
Fully aligned with CCSS, Common Core Literacy Lesson Plans: Ready-to-Use Resources, 6-8 is valuable resource for all 6-8 teachers, says reviewer Linda Biondi. The book offers well-researched, fully developed lesson plans.
The Connected Teacher: Powering Up is a “handy guidepost” and resource to help teachers transition to inquiry-based, technology-rich classrooms, says reviewer Kevin Hodgson.
Reviewer Chelsea Leann Collins finds the turn-around strategies in U-Turn Teaching: Strategies to Accelerate Learning and Transform Middle School Achievement work in her seventh grade classroom.
Get It Done by Jeffrey D. Wilhelm, Michael W. Smith, and James E. Fredricksen is “a treasure trove of helpful insights about why we need to care about the teaching of informational text,” says reviewer & flowchart maker Kevin Hodgson.
In October 2012 we posted our Fall Book Review Festival, featuring 15 looks at professional books. Our reviewers won’t stop reading – so here are a dozen more!
Kevin Hodgson says this ASCD/McREL book by Howard Pitler, Elizabeth R. Hubbell, and Matt Kuhn, Using Technology with Classroom Instruction that Works, offers abundant help for educators to integrate technology with effective & engaging instructional practices.