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The Teacher Quality Index

by James H. Stronge & Jennifer L. Hindman

We know that teachers make a profound difference in the lives of students and are the single most important school-related influence on student achievement. When it comes to teacher selection, district and building-level...


Hands-On Math Projects with Real-Life Applications: Grades 6-12

by Judith A. Muschla & Gary Robert Muschla

Hands-On Math Projects with Real-Life Applications, Second Edition offers an exciting collection of 60 hands-on projects to help students in grades 6--12 apply math concepts and skills to solving everyday, real-life...


Speaking of Fourth Grade

by Inda Schaenen

Fourth grade is ground zero in the fierce debates about education reform in America. It's when kids (well, some of them) make the shift from ?learning to read? to ?reading to learn,? and tomes have been written...


Healthy Children, Healthy Minds

by Marcel Lebrun & Kimberly Williams

Healthy Children, Healthy Minds: Helping Children Succeed NOW for a Brighter Future is an excellent resource for educators, parents, and anyone who is interested in and committed to fostering healthy patterns...


The Book Whisperer: Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child

by Donalyn Miller & Jeff Anderson

Donalyn Miller says she has yet to meet a child she couldn't turn into a reader. No matter how far behind Miller's students might be when they reach her 6th grade classroom, they end up reading an average of...


Today's Youth, Tomorrow's Leaders

by Smita Guha

Today’s Youth, Tomorrow’s Leaders is for parents, teachers, caregivers, directors, educators, administrators and all who work with children to encourage learning. This book has examples of effective practices...


Flourishing in the First Five Years

by Donna Wilson & Marcus Conyers

Flourishing in the First Five Years: Connecting Mind, Brain, and Education Research to the Development of Young Children will take you on a fascinating journey of discovery about what you can do to experience...


Teaching and Learning in the Intermediate Multiage Classroom

by Alice Leeds & David Marshak

Teaching and Learning in the Intermediate Multiage Classroom describes in practical detail a creative and effective teaching practice in multiage elementary classrooms, one that integrates challenging academics...


Hidden Dangers to Kids' Learning

by Betsy Gunzelmann

This second edition to Hidden Dangers to Kid’s Learning: Parent Guide to Cope with

Educational Roadblocks gives more insight into ways parents can understand and help their academically struggling child. Parents...


Teaching in the Digital Age

by Brian Puerling & Carol Copple

Technology is rapidly changing the ways we live our lives and interact with the world. It’s also changing how you teach. Technology can enhance your classroom’s complete curriculum and assessment and help...


Knowledge under Construction

by Daniel Ness & Stephen J. Farenga

Knowledge under Construction investigates how young children develop spatial, geometric, and scientific thinking skills-particularly those associated with architecture. Based on original research and analysis...


The Montessori Method

by Gerald Lee Gutek

An essential resource for all students and scholars of early childhood education, this book offers a rich array of material about Maria Montessori and the Montessori Method. Distinguished education scholar Gerald...


Home Advantage

by Annette Lareau

This new edition contextualizes Lareau's original ethnography in a discussion of the most pressing issues facing educators at the beginning of the new millennium.


The Aptitude Myth

by Cornelius N. Grove

The Aptitude Myth addresses the decline in American children’s mastery of critical school subjects. It contends that a contributing cause for this decline derives from many Americans’ ways of thinking about...


Organic Literacy

by Kathy R. Fox, Chelsey Bahlmann, Joy Foster Hughes & Melissa Milstead

Organic vocabulary is a term that describes a child’s inner source of thoughts. Based on the early work of Sylvia Ashton-Warner in New Zealand with Maori children, organic vocabulary can help promote early...


From Handprints to Hypotheses

by Todd Wanerman

Creativity, initiative, and inquiry are important in all children's early education, including toddlers and two-year-olds. This book focuses on using the project approach—a teaching strategy that enables educators...


200 Essential Preschool Activities

by Julienne M. Olson

200 Essential Preschool Activities promotes children's learning, helps improve their functional skills, and encourages interaction in the classroom. This resource provides preschool, pre-kindergarten, and student...


The Very Hungry Caterpillar in Tuscany

by Enzo Catarsi

The volume publishes some essays illustrating experiences which attempted to promote reading with very young children in nurseries and infant schools, as part of a project on the picture books by Eric Carle,...


The Art of Awareness, Second Edition

by Deb Curtis & Margie Carter

Learning to closely observe children requires commitment to systematic study and ongoing practice. With activities, experiences, and stories, this book provides that opportunity. Nine observation study sessions...


The Unscripted Classroom

by Susan Stacey

Inspires early childhood educators to use innovative practices through stories from real teachers who use emergent curriculum in their classrooms.