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NEW! in Practical Teaching & Learning

Although times are challenging and uncertain, Pembroke is still here for you with the best resources in practical teaching and learning, to help you be the best educator you can be. Whether you're searching for ways to revitalize your language arts program, inspiration for better inclusion, a refresh of your teaching practice, or new strategies in math, we've got what you're looking for. When you see something you like, just click on the cover for a free preview, or to buy the book!

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Study Guide: Inspiring Meaningful Learning

Inspiring Meaningful Learning explores the essentials of planning lessons that will grab students' attention and make them care about their learning. This study guide, written by the book's author, Brenda Stein Dzaldov, has been designed to help spark conversations about the lesson planning and design, with a particular emphasis on adapting for online learning. For each chapter in the book, the guide offers quotes and questions to guide thinking and discussion as you work your way through the text. We hope that this thoughtful companion will inspire new and creative thinking about practical teaching, and learning.

Click here to download the study guide, and get started today! If you need a copy of the book, check it out here.

  

Teaching Tough Topics: Black Lives Matter

How do we help students make sense of what is happening in the world? How can children’s literature help readers to understand racism, white privilege, and oppression? Larry Swartz has ideas, advice, and updated booklists to help you begin to open doors to an understanding of equity, tolerance, and belonging, based in his latest book, Teaching Tough Topics. The right book can start a meaningful conversation about social justice and diversity, starting with Black Lives Matter — and these booklists will help you find your perfect starting point.

Click here to download the package, and start the work today. If you need a copy of the book, check it out here.

  

Books as Bridges Booklists

Books as Bridges explores the many advantages of using "touchstone" books to consider key aspects of literacy, and create a common literacy experience between class and home. Author Jane Baskwill has created brand new, updated booklists of the best books to share with parents and families, covering everything from social-emotional skills, to creativity and imagination, to activity and play.

Click here to download the booklists, and find your next favourite read! If you need a copy of the book, check it out here.

  

The Best in Practical Teaching & Learning

Pembroke has put together specialized catalogues, to make it even easier to find the right book for you. Whether you're looking for something new in language arts, inspiration for your teaching practice, or a boost in math, we've got something for you! When you see something you like, just click on the cover for a free preview, or to buy the book.

Click here for the Language Arts catalogue.

Click here for the Math & Numeracy catalogue.

  

Study Guide: Freewriting with Purpose

Freewriting with Purpose explores the use of freewriting as a form of thinking and a way of knowing in the classroom. This study guide, written by the book's author, Karen Filewych, has been designed to help spark conversations about the teaching of writing. For each chapter in the book, the guide offers quotes and questions to guide thinking and discussion as you work your way through the book. Hopefully, this thoughtful companion will inspire new and creative thinking about writing, teaching, and learning.

Click here to download the study guide, and get started today! If you need a copy of the book, check it out here.

  

Study Guide: How Do I Get Them to Write

How Do I Get Them to Write? shows teachers how to inspire students to learn to write and write to learn. This study guide, written by the book's author, Karen Filewych, has been designed to help spark conversations about the teaching of writing. For each chapter in the book, the guide offers quotes and questions to guide thinking and discussion as you work your way through the book. Hopefully, this thoughtful companion will inspire new and creative thinking about writing, teaching, and learning.

Click here to download the study guide, and get started today! If you need a copy of the book, check it out here.

  

The How & WOW of Teaching Checklists Sampler

The How & Wow of Teaching explores a wide variety of daily tasks; fun-filled activities and games; and tricks, techniques, and ideas for refreshed and enthusiastic teaching in all subject areas. Enrich your teaching with the WOW factor, and bring excitement and wonder back into the classroom.

This sampler of guides and checklists for all areas of planning, teaching, and learning is the perfect entry point to the book's hands-on strategies, games, lessons, and activities that will stimulate the WOW factor.

Click here to download the sampler, and get started today!

  

Making Sense of Number Frameworks Sampler

Making Sense of Number shows you how to notice, interpret, confirm, and respond to student thinking. It offers an effective approach to finding out what your students already know so that you can structure learning experiences that help them make sense of number.

To help you and your students on the journey to expanded thinking and deeper learning, download this sampler of learning frameworks and start changing the face of math and numeracy in your classroom today!

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Fostering Mindfulness BLM Sampler

Fostering Mindfulness is the guide to self-regulation, stress management, learning, and wellness that you've always needed! Simple activities and practices throughout the book are designed to strengthen areas of the brain that allow students to better manage their attention, emotions, and behavior in the classroom and beyond.

To help you see how mindfulness can change life in the classroom for you and your students, download this sampler of activities from the book, and begin your journey.

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Inspiring Meaningful Learning—Teachers Talking Together

Did you miss our recent workshop, Teachers Talking Together? Or did you attend, but want to be reminded of some of the fantastic ideas and strategies shared? You can now download Brenda Stein Dzaldov's full presentation on Inspiring Meaningful Learning and supportive lesson design! Check it out today to find out more about engaging students, building relationships, smooth transitions, and much more.

gr8 Texting Words — Exploring Word by Word

Are you wondering what Larry Swartz' Word by Word has to offer you and your students? Why not try an activity from the book, and see how your students become engaged with and excited about words and language!

Any discussion about words in the 21st century needs to highlight the use of text messaging or texting, an informal, efficient, and highly popular way of electronically communicating messages where brevity is expected and accepted. Youth and adults alike use text messages for personal, family, business, and social purposes and it has become an accepted part of many cultures. New forms of interaction that were not possible before are now made possible with the advent of text messaging. People can carry out conversations with others without the constraints of an expected reply within a short amount of time and without needing to set time aside to engage in conversation. Drawing attention to text messaging in the classroom can help students understand how this mode of communication is positive and helpful or negative and challenging to our understanding of words and how we communicate. Have students work alone or with a partner to complete the gr8 Texting Words test to check their knowledge of text messaging abbreviations.

Click here to download the gr8 Texting Words test.

While Word by Word is our Book of the Month, you can find the answers to the test on page 117!

Inspiring Meaningful Learning BLM Sampler

Inspiring Meaningful Learning, the essential new guide from Brenda Stein Dzaldov, offers six key steps to planning lessons that grab the attention of students and engage them in impactful learning. We are offering you the amazing opportunity to try Brenda's lesson design with this sampler of reproducible pages right from the book that will take you through the six steps and let you see these ideas in action!

Click here to download the sampler, and get started today!

Literacy Essentials: Engagement, Excellence & Equity for All Learners

Regie Routman's newest book shows you how to ensure that every student in your classroom is engaged each day in meaningful, challenging, and joyful learning. This mini-poster (8.5" x 14") gives you 10 things to remember when building a classroom culture based on trust, collaboration, and celebration.

 

Click here to download the poster for your own classroom!

What Is a "Good" Teacher? Becoming Your Own Agent of Change

Co-authors David Booth and Richard Coles discuss teaching and learning in today's classrooms. Hear their views on building a classroom community of engaged students, professional development and lifelong learning, and much more in this chatty sit-down. Find out more about their newest book, and start on your journey to becoming the best teacher you can be!

 

Click here to tune in to the conversation!

Caring Hearts & Critical Minds

Find out more about this remarkable resource in this peer review in the Fall 2017 issue of Green Teacher Magazine.

 

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Social-Emotional Skills

Stumped by the demands of social-emotional challenges? This helpful survey, adapted from Joey Mandel's Moment to Moment, takes you through five developmental domains, helping you identify each student's strengths and needs, and how you can best begin to help them.

 

Click here to download the survey.

Nobel Prize Winner, Alice Munro!

Would you like your students to know more about Canadian Nobel Prize winner, Alice Munro? Download this lovely portrait and thoughtful biography, created by noted chronicler, Harry Black. Alice's story was written as a companion piece to the fascinating biographical exploration, Canada and the Nobel Prize. Within the pages of this beautifully illustrated and fascinating book, any student will find a story that intrigues and inspires among the lives of these accomplished and innovative Canadians.

Spelling Memes & Word Play

Are you seaching for creative ways to make spelling and language study fun and interesting for your students? Check out these spelling and word play challenges from Doreen Scott-Dunne! These intriguing exercises are sure to make students think more carefully about the words they see and use (and spell!) every day.

 

Click here to download the "Spelling Memes" package.

Creating a Digital-Age Learning Culture

Are you a digital principal? Or do you need tips on creating a school culture that embraces and encourages the use of technology to enhance student learning? This thoughtful article from Principal Connections magazine, written by Janette Hughes and Anne Burke, authors of The Digital Principal, offers hands-on ways to model and promote the use of technology in your school. Become active in your school's innovation!

 

Click here to download the article.