Professional Books “Must Reads"

Active Learning and Engagement Strategies

by Paula RutherfordYear Published: 2012 Instructional Strategies

This book contains a collection of active learning and engagement strategies to increase student engagement on a daily basis.

Number Talks Helping Children Build Mental Math

by Sherry ParrishYear Published: 2010 Math Instruction

Number Talks - a five to fifteen-minute classroom conversation around purposefully crafted computation problems that are solved mentally - Math Solutions

Productive Group Work: How to Engage Students, Build Teamwork, and Promote Understanding

by Nancy Frey, Douglas Fisher, and Sandi EverloveYear Published: 2009

Collaborative learning is well documented. This book will show how to make all group work productive, engaging, building social skills, and extending students' knowledge and readiness for independent learning.

Rigor is NOT a Four-Letter Word

by Barbara R. BlackburnYear Published: 2008 Instructional Strategies

This book demonstrated how individual teachers can provide challenging learning experiences in their classrooms to prepare students for a better future.

Teaching with the brain in mind 2nd Edition

by Eric JensenYear Published: 2005 Instruction

Text Complexity Raising Rigor in Reading

by Douglas Fisher; Nancy Frey; Diane LappYear Published: 2012 Common Core

Total Participation Techniques Making Every Student an Active Learner

by Persida Himmele and William HimmeleYear Published: 2011 Instructional strategies

This book provides easy-to-use alternatives to the "stand and deliver" approach to teaching. Total Participation Techniques is an essential resource for teachers who want to provide engaging, relevant, and cognitively challenging lessons.

Word Nerds Teaching All Students to Learn and Love Vocabulary

by Brenda Overturf, Leslie Montgomery, and Margot Holmes SmithYear Published: 2013

Word Nerds takes you inside urban classrooms and shows how two teachers implement creative, flexible vocabulary instruction that improves students' word knowledge and confidence, enhances classroom community, and increases achievement.

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