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Friziellie, Heather; Schmidt, Julie A.; Spiller, Jeanne – Solution Tree, 2016
As states adopt more rigorous academic standards, schools must define how special education fits into standards-aligned curricula, instruction, and assessment. Utilizing PLC practices, general and special educators must develop collaborative partnerships in order to close the achievement gap and maximize learning for all. The authors encourage…
Descriptors: Regular and Special Education Relationship, Special Education Teachers, Teacher Collaboration, Communities of Practice
Eller, John F.; Eller, Sheila A. – Solution Tree, 2016
Discover strategies and tools for new teacher success. In this user-friendly guide, the authors draw from best practice and their extensive experience to identify the necessary skills and characteristics to thrive as a new educator. Explore the six critical areas related to teaching that most impact new teachers and their students, from…
Descriptors: Beginning Teachers, Educational Strategies, Teacher Effectiveness, Best Practices
Hierck, Tom – Solution Tree, 2016
Creating a positive classroom learning environment is a complex but necessary task for all educators. By fully realizing the seven keys the author highlights, teachers can establish clearer expectations, enhance instruction and assessment practices, and foster quality relationships with students, thereby maximizing the potential of all students.…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Classroom Techniques, Elementary Secondary Education, Data Collection
Erkens, Cassandra – Solution Tree, 2015
Explore the practical steps teacher teams must take to establish clear, comprehensive assessment systems that guide instruction and strengthen PLCs. This book has the capacity to reignite passion and energy assessment practices bring as tools to guide teaching and learning. Strengthen instructional agility in professional learning communities with…
Descriptors: Teacher Collaboration, Educational Assessment, Educational Quality, Communities of Practice
Kryza, Kathleen; Brittingham, MaryAnn; Duncan, Alicia – Solution Tree, 2015
This book helps teachers support and engage the many different kinds of learners in schools. It examines the most effective strategies for leading diverse students in developing the skills they need inside and outside the classroom. By understanding and exploring students emotional, cultural, and academic needs, educators will be better prepared…
Descriptors: Student Diversity, Teaching Methods, Student Characteristics, Transformative Learning
LeBlanc-Esparza, Ricardo; LeBlanc-Esparza, Kym – Solution Tree, 2012
Examine the pivotal role family engagement plays in student achievement, and explore in depth the process of creating and implementing a family-engagement plan. This research-based guide includes many specific strategies, handouts, and reproducibles leaders can use to make their schools family friendly and connect with those families who may be…
Descriptors: Community Leaders, Home Visits, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Family Involvement
Eaker, Robert; Keating, Janel – Solution Tree, 2011
What would a learning community look like "if we really meant it" when we committed to ensuring the learning of each student? What would we consider good enough for our own children? In "Every School, Every Team, Every Classroom," the authors suggest that these two questions drive PLC leaders to embed PLC at Work[TM] practices in their entire…
Descriptors: Leadership, Principals, Educational Change, Boards of Education
DuFour, Richard; Marzano, Robert J. – Solution Tree, 2011
In their first coauthored book, Dr. DuFour and Dr. Marzano have combined their passions to articulate how effective leaders foster continuous improvement at the district, school, and classroom levels. The book focuses on district leadership, principal leadership, and team leadership and addresses how individual teachers can be most effective in…
Descriptors: Leadership Effectiveness, Educational Change, Educational Improvement, School Districts
Brookhart, Susan M. – Solution Tree, 2011
Grades should reflect and help motivate learning. This book illustrates ways teachers can shift their practices to conduct accurate, constructive assessments that not only maintain the integrity of essential education objectives, but also motivate students and enhance learning. Through detailed strategies, educators will learn how to grade…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Student Evaluation, Grades (Scholastic), Grading
Davies, Anne – Solution Tree, 2011
3rd Edition! When should we assess, and when should we evaluate? What might be the results of evaluating too early or too much? How do we know if we are evaluating the right things? How do we know what makes sense for the learner and for the course? These questions are at the heart of "Making Classroom Assessment Work." This book combines powerful…
Descriptors: Student Evaluation, Report Cards, Feedback (Response), Evaluation Methods
McEwan-Adkins, Elaine K. – Solution Tree, 2011
With all of the reform models, research-based programs, leadership training, and professional development focused on reading and writing, we certainly know more about literacy today than we ever have before. So why are schools still suffering with low literacy levels? The answer lies in ineffective and unbalanced literacy instruction. Through the…
Descriptors: Literacy Education, Reading Instruction, Observation, Educational Change
Bender, William N. – Solution Tree, 2011
Perhaps more than any other single initiative, response to intervention is likely to restructure how middle and high school teachers teach in a very profound way. While the impact of RTI alone will be significant, when coupled with differentiated lesson activities for all Tier 1 instruction, and supported by up-to-date instruction technologies,…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Individualized Instruction, Response to Intervention, High Schools
Rogers, Kipp D. – Solution Tree, 2011
In "Mobile Learning Devices," the author helps educators confront and overcome their fears and doubts about using mobile learning devices (MLDs) such as cell phones, personal digital assistants, MP3 players, handheld games, digital audio players, and laptops in classrooms. School policies that ban such tools are outdated, the author suggests;…
Descriptors: Learner Engagement, Educational Strategies, Educational Technology, Access to Information
Fisher, Douglas; Frey, Nancy; Lapp, Diane – Solution Tree, 2011
Empower students to take ownership of their reading and learning with "Teaching Students to Read Like Detectives." In this comprehensive guide, the authors explore the relationship between text, learner, and learning through discussion and rhetorical writing at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. Prompt students to become the…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Reading Instruction, Web 2.0 Technologies, Reading Strategies
Bender, William N.; Waller, Laura – Solution Tree, 2011
In "RTI & Differentiated Reading in the K-8 Classroom," the authors argue that whole-group reading instruction in general education classes is no longer an appropriate learning environment. They outline three innovations that educators can integrate to dramatically improve reading instruction from kindergarten through the upper elementary…
Descriptors: Educational Technology, Individualized Instruction, Reading Instruction, Study Guides
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