The 3rd edition of The Morning Meeting Book (K-8) is a well-researched, easy-to-read and ready-to-apply guide to one of the Responsive Classroom’s core strategies, says teacher Linda Biondi, who recommends it for both new & ongoing Morning Meeting practitioners.
The Common Core Writing Book: Lessons for a Range of Tasks, Purposes, and Audiences by Gretchen Owocki provides quick, practical strategies closely aligned with each of the standards, says reviewer Linda Biondi. A sure winner in grades 4 & 5!
The First-Year Teacher’s Survival Guide: Ready-to-Use Strategies, Tools & Activities for Meeting the Challenges of Each School Day functions as a ‘teacher’s encyclopedia’ but an unfriendly index is a challenge, says reviewer Lena Welch.
Linking Leadership to Student Learning draws on a major US study to reveal how school leaders actually impact student achievement, says reviewer Holly Procida. Key finding: Collaborative leadership has more impact than individual leadership.
Beninghof’s book of best practices is rich with examples of how to increase student participation, focus attention & strengthen memory, says Linda Biondi.
This helpful book offers techniques for teaching 55 key words associated with K12 CC standards so they stick in students’ long-term memory.
Doctoral student Casey Gilewski recommends this book for its focus on Common Core differentiation strategies for reading and writing across ALL content areas.
This newly revised, idea-packed guide offers novice teachers detailed support as well as opportunities for reflection, says teacher educator Amanda Wall.