With this bestselling book from educational consultant Carla Tantillo Philibert, you’ll gain practical strategies for teaching Social Emotional Learning (SEL), mindfulness, and well-being to help improve the human connection between you and your students. You’ll find out how to lead students through mindfulness activities, simple yoga poses, and breath-work techniques. Topics include mindful practices, well-being strategies to combat stress and anxiety, giving your students the space to understand their emotions and strengthen peer-to-peer communication, developing the foremost and essential SEL competencies, and engaging in experiential activities to strengthen SEL skills. The new edition reflects the latest CASEL guidelines and includes updated activities, as well as a brand-new directory of terms, and an intentional focus on educators’ and students’ socio-emotional well-being. Perfect for elementary school educators at any level of experience, the book will help you develop positive youth identity and promote connectedness so students can deal successfully with life’s stressors beyond school doors.
An innovative resource geared toward transforming civic education in the classroom
Reimagine civic education! This innovative resource provides practical strategies and technological resources for creating authentic, engaging learning experiences that empower students to participate in civic discourse and action. It examines the current reality of civic education in the United States and other democracies, identifies why change is necessary, and guides readers on how to spark interest and build skills for participating in a democratic society.
K–12 educators and leaders will:
- Learn how to transform civic education to prepare students to become active and engaged citizens
- Discover how to weave civic instruction across the curriculum to create authentic, interdisciplinary projects
- Explore games and other activities that enhance student engagement and understanding of civics
- Receive lesson examples of effective civic instruction for various grade levels and subject areas
- Understand how to create opportunities for teaching democratic values through productive civil discourse
Essential guide for teachers in urban schools to make a positive impact on student learning.
Meet any challenge, any day, with clarity, competence, and confidence. Written with the needs of urban educators in mind, this essential guide shares specific action steps and ready-to-use tools for supporting successful Professional Learning Communities at Work®. From scheduling teacher collaboration time to using data to inform high-quality instruction, author Bo Ryan delivers field-tested practices that lead to high levels of student achievement.
Collaborative teams will:
- Access excellent, data-backed reproducibles
- Make immediate changes that positively impact student learning
- Realize the value in the resources you have and leverage them
- Gain insight into the PLC at Work process
- Reflect on your own personal mindsets and ways you personally can improve
Collaboration drives progress in every area of life and industry. From business to politics, collaboration is an in-demand skill that today’s students need–so why does the modern education system focus almost exclusively on individual tasks and assessments that leave students unprepared for the collaborative world?
Maybe it’s because of how difficult group work has been to plan, manage, and assess.
In The Collaborative Classroom, Trevor Muir brings to light the dynamic possibilities that occur when students learn to work together. Muir shares how to teach students to do it effectively so that teachers can actually love group work. He shares the tools, techniques, processes, and inspiration developed from his own classroom and from the insights and experience gained from master educators and industry leaders.
This book is for you if you want to . . .
- Effectively manage collaborative work time
- Design the optimal groups
- Help students give and receive constructive criticism
- Facilitate student-led collaborative class discussions
- Empower all students, introverts and extroverts from any grade and any subject area, to purposefully and meaningfully collaborate
Empower learners to think disruptively in your classroom or school.
The world has and continues to change in ways that are difficult to predict. Regardless of the forces at hand educators play a pivotal role in preparing students for success now and in the future. Eric Sheninger makes the compelling case that the best way to do this is to create a disruptive thinking culture in the classroom and beyond.
Broken into four parts, this book combines stories, insight from thousands of school visits, practical strategies, research, and examples from classrooms to assist educators transform their practice. Each chapter ends with a “Disruptive Challenge” that encourages readers to actively apply concepts in their practice. Readers will develop and understanding that:
- Disruptive change is the new normal. As such, our mindset and practice must evolve to future-proof learning in ways that help students develop meaningful competencies critical for success in an unpredictable world.
- Comfort is the enemy of growth. We must critically evaluate if the way things have always been done in the classroom set learners up for success now and in the future. Improvement in all we do is a never-ended journey.
- Learning is a process, not an event. It requires educators to develop and utilize instructional practices and pedagogical techniques that meet the unique needs of all students.
- Outlier practices play a key role in the development of disruptive thinking. Some have increasing value while others do not. It is up to educators to find the right blend of these strategies to empower learners.
Packed with ready to use ideas and embedded resources including the latest digital tools, templates, and artifacts from real classrooms, readers will learn:
- Why a mindset shift is essential in order to prepare learners for an unpredictable world.
- How to implement strategies that focus on developing critical competencies.
- How to ensure equity through personalization.
- What to reflect on to improve and build powerful relationships.
Offering clear strategies rooted in research and expert recommendations, the new edition of First Aid for Teacher Burnout empowers teachers to prevent and recover from burnout while finding success at work in a sustainable way.
Each chapter explores a different common cause of teacher burnout and provides takeaway strategies and realistic tips. Chapter coverage includes fighting low morale, diminishing stress, streamlining grading, reducing workload, leveraging collaboration, using technology to your advantage, managing classroom behavior, advocating for support from your administration, securing the help of parents and community, and more. New in this edition, the author expands on discussion about teacher activism, using digital resources, as well as a wealth of tips throughout for those teaching virtually.
Full of reflection exercises, confessions from real teachers, and veteran teacher tips, this accessible book provides easy-to-implement steps for alleviating burnout problems so you can enjoy peace and success in your teaching.
Create classroom excellence with this hands-on field guide to the TLAC techniques
In Teach Like a Champion Field Guide 3.0, accomplished educators Doug Lemov, Sadie McCleary, Hannah Solomon and Erica Woolway deliver a practical and hands-on workbook to show educators how to practice the 63 teaching techniques presented in Teach Like a Champion 3.0, drive instruction, and develop teaching excellence The book offers video, tools, and engaging activities to guide the reader through each of the techniques, showing you how to apply them in the real world, both online and in-person.
Readers will also learn to hone their craft with:
- Field-tested activities incorporating the lessons from Teach Like a Champion 3.0
- Over 25 keystone videos, complete with analysis, from example classrooms and educators
- Strategies for creating the most vibrant classroom culture
- Insights on using video as a tool for professional development- especially for master teachers
An advanced resource for teachers, professors, course creators, and anyone else who teaches material online or in-person, Teach Like a Champion Field Guide 3.0 create classrooms of rigor and excellence.
What if you had a collaborative process of looking at student data that could pinpoint student gaps in learning and suggest effective strategies to close those gaps? What if you knew not only what you should start doing to enhance student learning, but also what you should stop doing because it hasn’t given you the hoped-for results?
Enter Achievement Teams. This is not another program that’s here today and gone tomorrow; it’s a timeless approach that any school or district can replicate that focuses on the most significant variable in student achievement: teaching. In Achievement Teams, Steve Ventura and Michelle Ventura offer a framework based on John Hattie’s Visible Learning research that makes teacher collaboration more efficient, rigorous, satisfying, and effective. Think of it as a systematic treasure hunt for best practices using real data on your students.
The authors walk you through the Achievement Teams four-step meeting protocol:
In Step 1, teams focus on the evidence from a pre-assessment to provide specific feedback to students and teachers about concepts and skills that students did and did not learn.
In Step 2, teams use that evidence to establish SMART goals for both teachers and students.
In Step 3, teams summarize the collected data and make inferences around students’ mastery levels.
In Step 4, teachers select high-impact strategies directly targeted to student needs. A post-assessment reveals what did and didn’t work.
The authors provide a plethora of resources along the way, including reflection activities to extend your thinking and a variety of helpful downloadable templates designed to facilitate the work. If you’re a teacher or leader who is interested in maximizing student achievement, this book is for you.
Understand Where Your Students are Coming From!
The factors that influence students’ beliefs and attitudes about the value of formal education are complex and expansive, especially with respect to marginalized student populations. Motivational speaker and master storyteller Dr. Tommie Mabry builds from personal experiences as a child labeled “at risk” to promote empathy and understanding in motivating the success of youth.
Written in a clear style, this practical guide leads educators through shifting student perspectives on the value and benefits of formal schooling, beginning first with teacher self-examination of their own perspectives. Perspective is a holistic construct that encompasses mindset, emotions, effort, and outcomes. Layered with effective methodologies, chapters address a range of critical topics important to this view of perspective, including extensive information on
- Building positive relationships
- Drawing on educators’ empathic capacity
- Engendering trust
- Practicing culturally responsive teaching
- Igniting students’ passions
Written with an emphasis on marginalized students and adverse childhood experiences, the concepts and strategies are applicable across all student populations.
The definitive practitioner resource and text for developing excellence as a PreK–12 literacy/reading specialist is now updated to reflect key changes in the field. Delving into the literacy specialist’s multiple leadership roles, the book provides strategies for teaching children experiencing difficulty with reading and writing; supporting teachers through coaching and professional learning opportunities; designing curricula; conducting assessments at the student, classroom, and school levels; and building strong school, family, and community partnerships. Pedagogical features include vignettes from exemplary practitioners, questions for discussion and reflection, follow-up activities, and ideas for instructors and workshop leaders. Reproducible forms and worksheets can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8½“ x 11” size.