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Geographies of Alternative Education

by Peter Kraftl

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...


Leadership in American Academic Geography

by Michael S. DeVivo

Leadership in American Academic Geography: The Twentieth Century examines the practice of leadership in the most influential geography departments in the United States. Throughout the twentieth century, transformational...


Transforming Ice Age Schools

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,...


Education under Siege

by Peter Mortimore

At a time when education is considered crucial to a country?s economic success, recent UK governments have insisted their reforms are the only way to make England?s system world class. Yet pupils are tested...


Teaching the Core Skills of Listening and Speaking

by Erik Palmer

With the Common Core State Standards emphasizing listening and speaking across the curriculum, these long-neglected language arts are regaining a place in schools. For teachers, this means reexamining practices...


Memory at Work in the Classroom:

by Francis Bailey & Ken Pransky

Why do some students struggle to understand and retain information, while other students don't? The answer may well lie in the memory system, which is the root of all learning. In Memory at Work in the Classroom...


Managing 21st Century Classrooms

by Jane Bluestein

Classroom management may be the hardest part of being a teacher: fraught with power struggles, it often leaves teachers feeling stressed and drained and students feeling mutinous or powerless. Most familiar...


Affirmative Classroom Management

by Richard L. Curwin

This publication offers clear and positive strategies that empower teachers and administrators to develop effective rules and consequences. Richard Curwin's approach emphasizes student and parent engagement;...


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...


Engaging Minds in Social Studies Classrooms

by James A. Erekson, Michael F. Opitz & Michael P. Ford

Political intrigue. Environmental issues. Ethical dilemmas. Critical thinking. Problem solving. Social studies content is directly connected to real life and is filled with built-in hooks to transform tuned-out...


West Meets East

by Leslie Grant, James Stronge, Xianxuan Xu & Patricia Popp et al.

The United States and China: two nations drastically different in demographics, history, political structures, and education systems. Despite these differences, educators in each country have discovered they...


Engaging Minds in English Language Arts Classrooms

by Mary Jo Fresch, Michael F. Opitz & Michael P. Ford

How can we keep students attentive, thoughtful, and inquisitive about learning in language arts? It certainly takes more than new standards and assessments. In this book, Mary Jo Fresch shows how you can use...


Teachers as Classroom Coaches

by Andi Stix & Frank Hrbek

One of the hardest things for teachers to do is to inspire their students. In this groundbreaking book, authors Andi Stix and Frank Hrbek show teachers how to do just that by adapting proven coaching strategies...


Learning-Driven Schools

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,...


Schooling by Design

by Grant Wiggins & Jay McTighe

Why, despite years of trying, have efforts to achieve lasting, effective school reform fallen short? What curricular and policy elements must be in place to move forward? How should the roles of teachers and...


Research-Based Methods of Reading Instruction for English Language Learners, Grades K-4

by Sharon Vaughn & Sylvia Linan-Thompson

What can we do to help ELL students understand English? In Research-Based Methods of Reading Instruction for English Language Learners, Grades K-4, Sylvia Linan-Thompson and Sharon Vaughn provide over 60 field-tested...


Closing the Attitude Gap

by Baruti Kafele

In this inspiring and thought-provoking follow-up to his 2009 best-seller Motivating Black Males to Achieve in School and in Life, Baruti Kafele makes the case that the "attitude gap" that often affects underperforming...


The 5-Minute Teacher

by Mark Barnes

Even in an education system driven by the Common Core State Standards and high-stakes testing, teachers must adapt their methods to the styles of the modern learner. This means creating a student-centered classroom,...


Grading and Group Work

by Susan M. Brookhart

Group work is a growing trend in schools, as educators seek more complex, more authentic assessment tasks and assign projects and presentations for students to work on together. The Common Core State Standards...


Habits of Mind Across the Curriculum

by Arthur L. Costa & Bena Kallick

Distinguished educators Arthur L. Costa and Bena Kallick present this collection of stories by educators around the world who have successfully implemented the habits in their day-to-day teaching in K-12 classrooms....