This less-than-50-page book from Susan M. Brookhart can help teachers assign fair individual grades growing out of group work, says teacher-reviewer Tracey Muise. It’s packed with ideas and examples for assessing group projects in various subjects.
William Bender’s 3rd edition of this classic on differentiating mathematics instruction combines thorough pedagogy with up-to-the-minute resources (including a Common Core focus) to create a definite winner, says teacher-reviewer Laura Von Staden.
4th grade teacher Mary Tarashuk continues to dissect herself using NJ’s teacher self-assessment rubrics. This time: Delivery of Instruction. Spotlight, please.
Doctoral student Casey Gilewski recommends this book for its focus on Common Core differentiation strategies for reading and writing across ALL content areas.
Marilyn Pryle’s book provides all the tools for successful Writing Workshops, says reviewer Nicole Melody, including ideas about finding time for conferencing.
Dr. Douglas Reeves’ book is a straightforward and quick read that is easily digestible, thought-provoking and very timely, says reviewer Rachel Amstutz.
Through skill-sharing, collaboration & scaffolding, general & special educators can help most students meet CCSS, says Elizabeth Stein.
The Collected Writings (So Far) of Rick Wormeli: Crazy Good Stuff I’ve Learned About Teaching Along the Way is a major collection of the author’s columns and articles on middle grades teaching practice and is indeed “crazy good stuff,” says reviewer Elizabeth Stein.
The developmental needs of tweens are unique, and flourishing as a middle grades teacher requires special skills. Teaching expert Rick Wormeli offers five customized strategies that are attuned to the particular requirements of the adolescent brain!
Whether you want to differentiate or just learn more about building prior knowledge, Jill Spencer’s book, Ten Differentiation Strategies for Building Prior Knowledge, is a helpful quick read, says reviewer Lucille Schauer.