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  • Student Diversity, 3rd Edition

    Teaching strategies to meet the learning needs of all students in K-10 classrooms

    From ice-breaking activities to ways to meet specific expectations in all areas of the curriculum, teachers will discover practical strategies and organizational frameworks that will help them to reach all students. Whether you're searching for new ways to inspire students with different learning styles, celebrate the abilities of the physically challenged, or boost the skills of those learning English for the first time, Student Diversity has what you need to meet and defeat the wide variety of challenges in today's classroom. Packed with examples of student work and reproducible worksheets, this book will help to smooth the daily path of beginning and experienced teachers alike.

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    Author(s): Faye Brownlie and Catherine Feniak and Leyton Schnellert

    Pages: 160
    Publication Date: 2016
    ISBN: 9781551383187

    Price: $24.95
    Price: $21.95 (eBook)
    Price: $34.95 (Paper + eBook)
  • We Can Do This!

    Student mentor texts that teach and inspire

    The power of peer models is undeniable. When students see others taking risks in their writing — persevering, problem-solving, and succeding — they become empowered. The student samples in this book are paired with writing lessons that are "doable" for students: they highlight skills, strategies, craft moves, and traits within the reach of their intended audience. As teachers and students study the examples, they will think, “I can do that!”  Additionally, samples that reflect the most common errors or trouble spots are included, enabling teachers to explicitly teach to these points.


    Author(s): Janiel Wagstaff

    Pages: 160
    Publication Date: 2017
    ISBN: 9781625311801

    Price: $28.95
  • Keep Growing

    How to encourage students to perservere, overcome setbacks, and develop a growth mindset

    Growth mindset, grit, and self-regulation are all terms that teachers and parents have been hearing a lot lately. Drawing on research into the importance of growth mindsets and self-control, Keep Growing shows how teachers can provide opportunities for students to develop traits that will make them better able to face challenges and recover from setbacks. It supports the creation of a practice-based environment that helps teachers transform theory into teachable moments. This practical book provides strategies, activities, and assessment tools that will help children to change their mindsets and foster their desire to tackle difficult tasks, their ability to push through challenging work, and their application of what they have learned. It also offers suggestions for home–school communication that will help you build stronger partnerships and keep students and their learning growing, inside the classroom and out.

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    Author(s): Joey Mandel

    Pages: 128
    Publication Date: 2017
    ISBN: 9781551383200

    Price: $24.95
    Price: $21.95 (eBook)
    Price: $34.95 (Paper + eBook)
  • Teaching with Humor, Compassion, and Conviction

    Helping our students become literate, considerate, passionate human beings

    How can teachers make their literacy classrooms a place of joy? Fun, caring, and passion are the keys to a shame-free, healthy classroom that nurtures students in mind, body, and spirit. Full of simple strategies and activities for building community, this practical book is committed to promoting strong literacy skills. It illustrates concrete ways to build mindful classrooms where students are free to speak with compassion, write with conviction, and read with joy.

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    Author(s): Heather Hollis

    Pages: 128
    Publication Date: 2016
    ISBN: 9781551383163

    Price: $24.95
    Price: $21.95 (eBook)
    Price: $34.95 (Paper + eBook)
  • Which One Doesn't Belong?

    A shapes book and teacher's guide

    Every colourful page of Which One Doesn't Belong?'s 36 pages contains a thoughtfully designed set of four shapes. Each of the shapes can be a correct answer to the question "Which one doesn't belong?" Because all answers are right answers, students shift their focus to justifications and arguments based on the shapes' geometric properties. The companion 84-page teacher's guide shows how to facilitate rich discussion and teach mathematical argumentation, whil listening to students' ideas. This powerful bundle provides flexible resources teachers can use to provoke lively discussion and deep learning with students of all ages.

    Also available to order:
    Single student hardcover
    Student paperback (set of 5)


    Author(s): Christopher Danielson

    Pages: 120
    Publication Date: 2016
    ISBN: 9781625310811

    Price: $35.95
  • Beyond Answers

    Exploring mathematical practices with young children

    Curriculum standards for math aren't always easy to interpret. This practical- easy-to-read book provides a clear and deep sense of curriculum standards, and shares ideas on how best to implement them in K-2 classrooms.

    Each chapter is dedicated to a different practice. Using real classroom examples and vignettes, the book:

    • invites you to break the cycle of teaching math procedurally
    • demonstrates what it means for children to understand — not just do — math
    • explores what it looks like when young children embrace the important behaviours espoused by the practices.

    The book’s extensive collection of stories from K–2 classroom provides readers with glimpses of classroom dialogue, teacher reflections, and examples of student work. Focus questions at the beginning of each vignette help you analyze the examples and encourage further reflection.

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    Author(s): Mike Flynn

    Pages: 224
    Publication Date: 2016
    ISBN: 9781571109026

    Price: $37.95
    Price: $32.95 (eBook)
    Price: $47.95 (Paper + eBook)
  • When Writers Drive the Workshop

    Honoring young voices and bold choices

    This practical, engaging book explores what happens when empowered student writers take over direction of the writing workshop. Written in a friendly, teacher-to-teacher style, the book focuses on four key components of writing workshop — conferring sessions, the "author's chair", reflection time, and mini-lessons. Through stories from real classrooms, When Writers Drive the Workshop reminds us that no matter where children come from, they all have the powerful, shared need to be heard.

    Coming in March 2017 — Pre-order today!


    Author(s): Brian Kissel

    Pages: 192
    Publication Date: 2017
    ISBN: 9781625310736

    Price: $29.95
  • Becoming the Math Teacher You Wish You'd Had

    Ideas and strategies from vibrant classrooms

    While mathematicians describe mathematics as playful, beautiful, creative, and captivating, many students describe math class as boring, stressful, useless, and humiliating. This illuminating and inspiring book will help you close this gap by making math class more like mathematics.

    Through vivid stories of real, authentic teaching and observation, you’ll gain insight into effective instructional decision making. You’ll engage with big concepts and pick up plenty of practical details about how to implement new teaching strategies.

    All teachers can move toward increasingly authentic, delightful, robust mathematics teaching and learning for themselves and their students. This important book helps us develop instructional techniques that will make the math classes we teach so much better than the math classes we took.

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    Author(s): Tracy Johnston Zager

    Pages: 392
    Publication Date: 2017
    ISBN: 9781571109965

    Price: $57.95
    Price: $51.95 (eBook)
    Price: $67.95 (Paper + eBook)
  • Accessible Algebra

    30 modules to promote algebraic reasoning, grades 7-10

    The perfect book for any pre-algebra or algebra teacher who wants to provide a rich and fulfilling experience to students as they think through and about algebra. Each of the thirty lessons identifies and addresses a focal domain and standard in algebra, then lays out the common misconceptions students may face as they work to investigate and understand problems. Advice on assigning a problem, grouping students, including assessment, and supporting struggling students complement this hands-on guide.

    Coming in March 2017 — Pre-order today!


    Author(s): Anne Collins and Steven R. Benson

    Pages: 152
    Publication Date: 2017
    ISBN: 9781625310668

    Price: $38.95
  • Perfect Pairs, Grades 3-5

    Using fiction & nonfiction picture books to teach life science

    Hands-on lessons can be fun and compelling, but when it comes to life science, they aren't always possible, practical, effective, or safe. Children can't follow wolves as they hunt elk, visit a prehistoric swamp, or shrink down to the size of a molecule and observe photosynthesis firsthand. But they can explore a whole world of animals, plants, and ecosystems through the pages of beautifully illustrated, science-themed picture books.

    Perfect Pairs, which marries fiction and nonfiction picture books focused on life science, helps educators think about and teach life science in a whole new way. Each of the twenty lessons in this book is built around a pair of books that introduces a critical life science concept and guides students through an inquiry-based investigative process to explore that idea—from life cycles and animal-environment interactions to the inheritance of traits and the critical role of energy in our world.

    Even if you are science shy, Perfect Pairs can help you become a more confident teacher whose classroom buzzes with curious students eager to explore their natural world.

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    Author(s): Melissa Stewart and Nancy Chesley

    Pages: 360
    Publication Date: 2016
    ISBN: 9781571109590

    Price: $38.95
  • Powerful Readers

    Thinking strategies to guide literacy instruction in secondary classrooms

    At any age or grade level, powerful readers are those who are aware of their thinking as they read. The assumption is that high school students don't need to be taught how to read; but even if they can decode words and gain literal understanding, they often don't think deeply about what they are reading. Presenting a balance of theory and practical lessons, Powerful Readers demonstrates that instruction in the key strategies of connecting, visualizing, questioning, inferring, determining importance, and transforming can help students develop their reading skills and get more out of their work with fiction and nonfiction. Step-by-step lessons for introducing and using the strategies, connections to literary devices, and reading lists for each strategy are all part of this valuable resource.

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    Author(s): Kyla Hadden and Adrienne Gear

    Pages: 144
    Publication Date: 2016
    ISBN: 9781551383132

    Price: $24.95
    Price: $21.95 (eBook)
    Price: $34.95 (Paper + eBook)
  • Reading, Writing, Playing, Learning

    Finding the sweet spots in kindergarten literacy

    This practical handbook shows teachers how to nurture a kindergarten learning environment in which children feel safe, comfortable, and able to take risks. It offers innovative ways to encourage children to explore, experiment, discover, solve problems, and freely interact with one another. Based on extensive classroom practice, it demonstrates when teachers need to provide support, ask questions, and provoke thinking, and when they should step back and give children room to explore on their own. This remarkable book offers concrete suggestions for creating play-based learning in a culture of inquiry. It is committed to creating classrooms where children can learn and grow while they play.

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    Author(s): Lori Jamison Rog and Donna-Lynn Galloway

    Pages: 104
    Publication Date: 2017
    ISBN: 9781551383217

    Price: $24.95
    Price: $21.95 (eBook)
    Price: $34.95 (Paper + eBook)
  • What's Right About Wrong Answers?

    Learning from math mistakes, grades 4-5

    Every new skill takes practice to get right. This practical new book recognizes a simple but important truth — "You can't learn math without making mistakes." It shows you how to take mistakes and turn them on their head, using them to students' advantage. Each of the twenty-two activities offered in the book focuses on important ideas in mathematics. By examining comic strips, letters to a fictitious math expert from confused students, and sample student work containing mistakes, young learners explore typical math errors, reflect on why they're wrong, and move toward a deeper understanding of numbers and math.

    Coming in March 2017 — Pre-order today!


    Author(s): Nancy Anderson

    Pages: 152
    Publication Date: 2017
    ISBN: 9781625310866

    Price: $31.95