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Geographies of alternative education: Diverse learning spaces for children and young people

by Kraftl, Peter

This book offers a comparative analysis of alternative education in the UK, focusing on learning spaces that cater for children and young people. It constitutes one of the first book-length explorations of alternative...


Taking Measure of Charter Schools: Better Assessments, Better Policymaking, Better Schools

by Paul T. Hill, Julian R. Betts, Robert B. Olsen & Laura S. Hamilton et al.

This book breaks new ground on how policymakers and journalists can fairly assess charter school performance. The editors and authors show how good approaches to charter school assessment would also work for...


Leadership in American Academic Geography: The Twentieth Century

by Michael S. DeVivo

DeVivo employs a historical narrative in offering a critical review of the most influential leaders in American academic geography during the twentieth century. Geographers with interest in the history of the...


Transforming Ice Age Schools: A Practical Guide for School Leaders

by Leighangela Brady & Lisbeth Johnson

Today’s educational system is frozen in time, stuck in traditions of the past. Transforming Ice Age Schools: A Practical Guide for School Leaders will resonate with educational leaders, especially site principals,...


Balancing Change and Tradition in Global Education Reform

by IRIS C. ROTBERG, Barbara M. Kehm, Kai-ming Cheng & Terry J. Crooks et al.

Balancing Change and Tradition in Global Education Reform is an invaluable resource for policymakers, faculty, students, and anyone interested in how decisions made about the education system ultimately affect...


The Savvy Superintendent: Leading Instruction to the Top of the Class

by Linda K. Wagner

This book provides practical, hands-on advice for school district superintendents. It is designed to provide needed but rarely taught ideas, insights, and information that superintendents can use to incorporate...


Learning-Driven Schools: A Practical Guide for Teachers and Principals

by Barry Beers

Many teachers are trained to approach their work with a set of teaching strategies and lessons that changes little over time. Because they are focused on how they teach, rather than on how their students learn,...


The Essentials of Mathematics, Grades 7-12: Effective Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment (Priorities in Practice)

by Kathy Checkley

This book describes best practices for engaging elementary students in mathematics, from exploring numbers, patterns, and shapes to posing real-life problems that develop students' ability to reason and problem-solve....


The Essentials of World Languages, Grades K-12: Effective Curriculum, Instruction, and Assessment (Priorities in Practice)

by Janis Jensen, Paul Sandrock & John Franklin

This book offers valuable curriculum resources to help educators design and implement flexible language programs that prepare children to live and work in an interconnected, global culture.


Learning and Leading with Habits of Mind: 16 Essential Characteristics for Success

by Bena Kallick & Arthur L. Costa

In Learning and Leading with Habits of Mind, noted educators Arthur L. Costa and Bena Kallick present a comprehensive guide to shaping schools around Habits of Mind. The habits are a repertoire of behaviors...


Guiding School Improvement with Action Research: ASCD

by Richard Sagor

Action research, explored in this book, is a seven-step process for improving teaching and learning in classrooms at all levels. Through practical examples, research tools, and easy-to-follow "implementation...


The Results Fieldbook: Practical Strategies from Dramatically Improved Schools

by Mike Schmoker

What is the single, most important event of the school year that affects school improvement? How do you measure school improvement? How can simple tools--already at your fingertips--work more effectively to...


How to Make Presentations that Teach and Transform: ASCD

by Robert Garmston & Bruce Wellman

In this practical guide to designing and delivering interesting and effective presentations for adult audiences, Garmston and Wellman cover the five stages of a presentation and offer tips for executing each...


Understanding and Creating Digital Texts: An Activity-Based Approach

by Richard Beach, Chris M. Anson, Lee-Ann Kastman Breuch & Thomas Reynolds

This book provides activities and examples that use technological tools to help students learn how to create digital texts. This book also provides a basis for creating novel classroom activities that encourage...


Leadership Development for Educators

by Herb Rubenstein, F. Mike Miles & Laurie J. Bassi

This book teaches teachers in becoming better leaders in their classrooms and in their lives. Learning about leadership theory and leadership best practices and undertaking the leadership development exercises...


The Seven Stages of an Enlightened Teacher

by Christine Jax

In The Seven Stages of an Enlightened Teacher, Dr. Christine Jax presents a path to great teaching that shows how and why teaching is 'a calling' in the true sense of the words.


Baby Sign Language

by Sarah Christensen Fu

What’s your baby thinking? You might be surprised. Babies have a lot to say, and they learn signs and gestures long before they are able to articulate themselves through speech. Inside Baby Sign Language discover...


Six Steps to Preparing Exemplary Principals and Superintendents: Leadership Education at Its Best

by John Hoyle & Mario S. Torres Jr.

This book includes a step-by-step guide to selecting the best students, creating a pre- and post-assessment of student learning, a well-designed procedure to pretest and assure that all masters degree students...


Total Leaders 2.0: Leading in the Age of Empowerment

by Charles J. Schwahn & William G. Spady

This new edition of the widely read Total Leaders book significantly deepens the theoretical grounding and applicability of the original Total Leader Model, and expands its connection to other significant dimensions...


The Teachers We Need vs. the Teachers We Have: The Realities and the Possibilities

by Lawrence Baines

This book reveals exactly how American teachers are taught, describes the wide disparities in the preparation of teachers across states, depicts how market-driven teacher preparation waters down the quality...