Math Know-How: Answers to Your Most Persistent Teaching Issues (Grades 3-5) takes on topics of critical importance: the CCSS, teaching decisions, pacing guides, instruction, manipulatives, technology and reflection, says reviewer Sarah Parker.
Reviewer and middle grades teacher Judi Holst strongly recommends Troy Hicks’ Crafting Digital Writing to any teacher who uses writing in their classroom and is ready to more deeply engage today’s digital-savvy students. It’s easy to read and full of ideas, she says.
Mark Gerl, a school-based technology coordinator in Atlanta GA, reflects on the key role of language arts & storytelling in successful video games — something he & his students have learned in chats with a team of Canadian adventure game designers.
Reviewer Joy Kirr says Mark Barnes’ Role Reversal: Achieving Uncommonly Excellent Results in the Student-Centered Classroom can help willing teachers increase student ownership of learning.
Kevin Hodgson recommends The Global School: Connecting Classrooms and Students Around the World, William Kist’s how-to & why-to approach to connected global learning & praises its broad focus.
Reviewer Laura Von Staden says Teaching Students to Dig Deeper: The Common Core in Action by Ben Johnson is valuable for its ideas about rethinking the school enterprise in the era of the Common Core.
Special educator and co-teacher Laurie Wasserman gained new insights into what it means to be a struggling student when she joined a math PD project. She shares.
How to turn science, tech, engineering & math into problem- & project-based activities that simulate real-world R&D? Find the basics & the practice here.
Elizabeth Stein and Laurie Wasserman, who shared blogging responsibilities at MiddleWeb’s Two Teachers in the Room blog during 2012, share some of the timeless things that co-teachers are thankful for.
Anne Jolly describes an successful 12-step process used by teacher teams in Mobile AL to design STEM lessons.