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Randle-Robins, Evelyn – Free Spirit Publishing, 2016
This no-nonsense handbook from a working principal helps school leaders bring transformational change to struggling or underperforming schools. Based on the wisdom and experience gained during the author's years as a teacher and principal in Chicago public schools, the book shows you how to become a visionary leader and build a culture of respect…
Descriptors: Guides, Principals, Instructional Leadership, Transformational Leadership
Goble, Pam; Goble, Ryan R. – Free Spirit Publishing, 2016
From comics to cathedrals, pie charts to power ballads, fashion to Facebook . . . students need help navigating today's mediarich world. And educators need help teaching today's new media literacy. To be "literate" now means being able to read, write, listen, speak, view, and represent across all media--including both print and nonprint…
Descriptors: Media Literacy, Secondary School Teachers, Interdisciplinary Approach, Teaching Methods
Smutny, Joan Franklin; Walker, Sally Yahnke; Honeck, Ellen I. – Free Spirit Publishing, 2016
These proven, practical early childhood teaching strategies help teachers identify young gifted children, differentiate curriculum, assess and document students' development, and build partnerships with parents. Chapters focus on early identification, curriculum compacting, social studies, language arts, math and science, cluster grouping,…
Descriptors: Children, Preschool Education, Early Childhood Education, Elementary Education
MacGregor, Mariam – Free Spirit Publishing, 2015
Every teen can be a leader. That's because leadership is not just about taking the lead in big ways, but in everyday small things, too. The 21 sessions in this youth leadership curriculum guide teens to explore ethical decisionmaking, teambuilding, what it means to be a leader, how to work with others, risk taking, communication, creative…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Creative Thinking, Student Attitudes, Ethics
Kelley, Patrick – Free Spirit Publishing, 2015
This refreshingly frank handbook shows teachers how to close the achievement gap in their classrooms by teaching students innovative paths to academic success. Drawing on over 20 years' experience, Kelley presents straightforward strategies for helping learners improve their grades and test scores and experience greater school engagement--all…
Descriptors: Achievement Gap, Academic Achievement, Learning Strategies, Grades (Scholastic)
Galbraith, Judy; Delisle, Jim – Free Spirit Publishing, 2015
Gifted kids are so much more than test scores and grades. Still, it's sometimes difficult to see past the potential to the child who may be anxious, lonely, confused, or unsure of what the future might bring. This book, now fully revised with updated information and new survey quotes, offers practical suggestions for addressing the social and…
Descriptors: Academically Gifted, Student Needs, Social Development, Emotional Development
Kessler, Susan Stone; Snodgrass, April M.; Davis, Andrew T. – Free Spirit Publishing, 2015
This hands-on school leadership guide for new and veteran principals and administrators offers practical advice for leading a school successfully. Want honest student input? Try texting. Got a group of angry parents? Arrange one-on-one meetings--you'll avoid a mob scene and give each family the attention it deserves. Trying to make a teacher feel…
Descriptors: Principals, Leadership Effectiveness, Leadership Styles, Teacher Administrator Relationship
McKnight, Katherine – Free Spirit Publishing, 2014
Based on the original source document for the Common Core State Standards and tested by 1,000 educators in diverse classrooms across the country, these research-based tools will help readers examine their current practices and adapt existing curriculum. Each of the 40 tools is clearly presented, explained, and exemplified, guiding educators…
Descriptors: Common Core State Standards, Guides, Educational Practices, Curriculum Development
Baker, Beth; Ryan, Char – Free Spirit Publishing, 2014
This handbook provides solid, detailed guidelines for implementing and sustaining schoolwide positive behavior interventions and supports (PBIS). Full of engaging anecdotes from expert PBIS coaches, this comprehensive resource helps PBIS teams overcome the obstacles of staff buyin and offers solutions for sustaining a successful program at your…
Descriptors: Guides, Positive Behavior Supports, Intervention, Behavior Problems
Winebrenner, Susan – Free Spirit Publishing, 2014
A gold mine of practical, easy­-to-­use teaching methods, strategies, and tips to improve learning outcomes for students who score below proficiency levels. This fully revised and updated third edition provides information on integrated learning, problem solving, and critical thinking in line with Common Core State Standards and 21st-­century…
Descriptors: Teaching Methods, Learning Problems, Common Core State Standards, Interdisciplinary Approach
Esteves, Kelli J.; Whitten, Elizabeth – Free Spirit Publishing, 2014
"RTI in Middle School Classrooms" provides practical, research-based instructional techniques and interventions--geared especially to middle school teachers and administrators--that target and address specific needs of individual students. Response to intervention allows educators to assess and meet the needs of struggling students…
Descriptors: Middle Schools, Response to Intervention, Intervention, Educational Strategies
Heacox, Diane; Cash, Richard M. – Free Spirit Publishing, 2014
Within a group of advanced learners, the variety of abilities, talents, interests, and learning styles can be formidable. For the first time, this book connects the unique learning differences among gifted students to the specific teaching methods used to tailor their educational experiences. Differentiated instruction for gifted and talented…
Descriptors: Gifted, Individualized Instruction, Honors Curriculum, Advanced Placement
Connell, Gill; McCarthy, Cheryl – Free Spirit Publishing, 2014
Grounded in best practices and current research, this hands-on resource connects the dots that link brain activity, motor and sensory development, movement, and early learning. The expert authors unveil the Kinetic Scale: a visual map of the active learning needs of infants, toddlers, preschoolers, and primary graders that fits each child's…
Descriptors: Young Children, Child Development, Infants, Toddlers
Kriegel, Otis – Free Spirit Publishing, 2014
Not your typical how-to manual for new teachers, this no-nonsense, jargon-free elementary school teacher resource offers a wide variety of tools and tactics for getting through every school day with grace and sanity. Covered in glue, glitter, orange juice--or worse? Make a quick change into the spare set of clothes you keep on hand for just this…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Elementary School Teachers, Teaching Guides, Classroom Techniques
MacGregor, Mariam G. – Free Spirit Publishing, 2013
"Building Everyday Leadership in All Kids" emphasizes that anyone can be a leader--and it's never too early to start learning what leadership means and how to lead. This resource engages all emerging leaders, at all emotional and academic levels, by taking a full, practical approach to building personal and group leadership attitudes.…
Descriptors: Leadership Training, Elementary School Students, Learning Activities, Interpersonal Competence
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