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From the host of the award-winning MarieTV and The Marie Forleo Podcast, an indispensable handbook for becoming the creative force of your own life.

While most self-help books offer quick fixes, Everything is Figureoutable will retrain your brain to think more creatively and positively in the face of setbacks. In the words of Cheryl Strayed, it’s “a must-read for anyone who wants to face their fears, fulfill their dreams, and find a better way forward.”

If you’re having trouble solving a problem or reaching a dream, the problem isn’t you. It’s that you haven’t yet installed the one belief that changes everything.

Marie’s mom once told her, “Nothing in life is that complicated. You can do whatever you set your mind to if you roll up your sleeves. Everything is figureoutable.”

Whether you want to leave a dead end job, break an addiction, learn to dance, heal a relationship, or grow a business, Everything is Figureoutable will show you how.

You’ll learn:

  • The habit that makes it 42% more likely you’ll achieve your goals.
  • How to overcome a lack of time and money.
  • How to deal with criticism and imposter syndrome.

It’s more than just a fun phrase to say. It’s a philosophy of relentless optimism. A mindset. A mantra. A conviction.

Most important, it’s about to make you unstoppable.

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Teachers have questions, and nobody knows that better than Melissa Loftus and Lori Sappington, hosts of the popular “Melissa & Lori Love Literacy” podcast. They have assembled the questions teachers ask them most about how children learn to read–and provided solid, evidence-based answers inspired by interviews with their expert guests. Their handy Q&A guide can be read from cover to cover, in sections, or by question, as your schedule allows. Written in a teacher-next-door style, it offers solid advice, references to reliable research, and lots of teaching ideas to put into action immediately. Turn to it as you would a trusted colleague who can answer your most pressing questions about phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. Understanding the science of reading just got easier and more fascinating, thanks to this essential new book.

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Teachers have questions, and nobody knows that better than Melissa Loftus and Lori Sappington, hosts of the popular “Melissa & Lori Love Literacy” podcast. They have assembled the questions teachers ask them most about how children learn to read–and provided solid, evidence-based answers inspired by interviews with their expert guests. Their handy Q&A guide can be read from cover to cover, in sections, or by question, as your schedule allows. Written in a teacher-next-door style, it offers solid advice, references to reliable research, and lots of teaching ideas to put into action immediately. Turn to it as you would a trusted colleague who can answer your most pressing questions about phonemic awareness, phonics, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension. Understanding the science of reading just got easier and more fascinating, thanks to this essential new book.

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Teachers know that encouraging young children to talk and listen improves their ability to communicate. This book gives them a power tool aligned with the science of reading: the “Strive-for-Five” framework. These responsive conversations start with what children say and continue as the teacher listens and responds over five turns—with the goal of stretching their talking and thinking, knowledge, vocabulary, reasoning, and other skills that underpin reading success.

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Get to the heart of essential PLC work when you implement the 15-day challenge for unit planning and design. This book offers a step-by-step process for collaborative teams that builds on the three big ideas and four critical questions of a PLC at Work®. In each chapter, you’ll find practical actions for how to support all students in mastering essential learning standards.

This book will help K–12 collaborative teams:

  • Establish essential learning standards and design common assessments with easy-to-use templates
  • Utilize Tier 2 intervention plans that address learning gaps year-round
  • Reflect with colleagues at each step of the process by assessing strengths and weaknesses in crucial PLC skills
  • Glean insights from educators seasoned in the 15-day unit structure with real-world elementary and secondary examples
  • Create a collaborative, cohesive PLC culture

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Use thoughtfully chosen multicultural mentors texts, such as We are the Water Protectors, Dreamers, and Unspeakable: The Tulsa Race Massacre, to build classroom community and honor the identities of everyone in your class. Companion mini-lessons offer reading strategies, discussion questions, and carry-over coaching prompts designed to hone students’ comprehension skills, including character analysis, determining themes, and exploring perspectives. A must-have resource in every classroom!

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Every child has a right to make sense of math, and to use math to make sense of their worlds.

Despite their gifts, students with disabilities are often viewed from a deficit standpoint in mathematics classrooms. These students are often conceptualized as needing to be fixed or remediated. Rethinking Disability and Mathematics argues that mathematics should be a transformative space for these students, a place where they can discover their power and potential and be appreciated for their many strengths. Author Rachel Lambert introduces Universal Design for Learning for Math (UDL Math), a way to design math classrooms that empowers disabled and neurodiverse students to engage in mathematics in ways that lead to meaningful and joyful math learning. The book showcases how UDL Math can open up mathematics classrooms so that they provide access to meaningful understanding and an identity as a math learner to a wider range of students. Weaved throughout the book are the voices of neurodiverse learners telling their own stories of math learning.

Through stories of real teachers recognizing the barriers in their own math classrooms and redesigning to increase access, the book:

  • Reframes students with disabilities from a deficit to an asset perspective, paving the way for trusting their mathematical thinking
  • Offers equitable math instruction for all learners, including those with disabilities, neurodiverse students, and/or multilingual learners
  • Applies UDL to the math classroom, providing practical tips and techniques to support students′ cognitive, affective, and strategic development
  • Immerses readers in math classrooms where all students are engaged in meaningful mathematics, from special education day classes to inclusive general education classrooms, from grades K-8. 
  • Integrates research on mathematical learning including critical math content such as developing number sense and place value, fluency with math facts and operations, and understanding fractions and algebraic thinking.
  • Explores critical issues such as writing IEP goals in math

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It’s estimated that more than 50% of teachers feel inadequately prepared to academically support multilingual student growth. Instructional coaches can equip teachers within months to successfully implement high-impact strategies that engage not just English learners but everyone in the classroom. Gain tools and practices to design professional learning plans that incorporate targeted strategies with the support of an instructional coaching program.

Instructional coaches and leaders will:

  • Understand multilingual learners’ unique needs
  • Maximize growth opportunities for multilingual learners throughout their day―not just in specialized small-group time
  • Learn how to design a professional learning plan tailored to their context
  • Foster supportive and productive teacher-coach relationships
  • Gain tools and practices to support implementation of professional learning plans
  • Gain high-impact teaching strategies that accelerate learning for multilingual learners

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Becoming a PLC is no small feat—it requires years of collaboration and commitment. In this powerful guide, discover ten evidence-based actions to help move your school teams beyond “PLC Lite,” and center student agency and efficacy in curriculum, assessment, instruction, and intervention practices. Access sample rubrics, protocols, and templates designed to build a culture of continuous improvement.

This book will help K–12 educators:

  • Learn the ten essential actions to elevate their PLC to the next level
  • Encourage meaningful student participation through the gradual release of responsibility model
  • Understand how to evaluate diverse student feedback
  • Design curriculum and assessments centered on student agency and well-being
  • Work with the four critical questions of intervention
  • Explore how the three big ideas of a PLC intersect at the teacher, student, and school levels