Who Moved My Standards

Author: Michael D. Toth
Publisher: Learning Sciences International
ISBN: 9781943920037
Size: 45.41 MB
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A touching parable that inspires educators to tackle rigorous new standards with renewed confidence and enthusiasm. Teaching becomes easier and much more enjoyable as students take responsibility for their own learning and the learning of their peers. This engaging story will help educators and learners soar higher and farther than they ever imagined.

Teacher Evaluation That Makes A Difference

Author: Robert J. Marzano
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416615733
Size: 21.69 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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In this essential new book, best-selling author and researcher Robert J. Marzano and teacher-effectiveness expert Michael D. Toth lay out a framework for the "next generation" of teacher evaluation: a model focused primarily on helping educators develop and improve their practice. By taking into account multiple accurate, data-rich measures of teacher performance and student growth, the model ensures that all teachers receive fair, meaningful, and reliable evaluations. The book includes * Standards, rubrics, and suggested rating methodologies; * A detailed, five-phase plan for implementing the model; * Guidelines for calibrating evaluation criteria according to teachers' experience levels; * A step-by-step guide to creating a coaching program for teachers who require intervention; and * Recommendations for using technology platforms to enable teacher collaboration. Teacher evaluation has too often focused on affixing ratings to teachers rather than helping them grow into mastery. The practical, field-tested model proposed in Teacher Evaluation That Makes a Difference has everything your school or district needs to provide teachers--and, by extension, their students--with the support necessary for success.

The Essentials For Standards Driven Classrooms

Author: Carla Moore
Publisher: Essentials for Achieving Rigor
ISBN: 9781943920150
Size: 38.91 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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As a supplement to the Essentials for Achieving Rigor book series, this guide gives teachers a big-picture view of the Essentials model and its research-based strategies. Its valuable tips and guidance empower educators and leaders to increase classroom rigor and transform their schools into thriving, sustainable communities of practice.

The War Against Boys

Author: Christina Hoff Sommers
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1501125427
Size: 42.79 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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An updated and revised edition of the controversial classic--now more relevant than ever--argues that boys are the ones languishing socially and academically, resulting in staggering social and economic costs. Girls and women were once second-class citizens in the nation's schools. Americans responded w ith concerted efforts to give girls and women the attention and assistance that was long overdue. Now, after two major waves of feminism and decades of policy reform, women have made massive strides in education. Today they outperform men in nearly every measure of social, academic, and vocational well-being. Christina Hoff Sommers contends that it's time to take a hard look at present-day realities and recognize that boys need help. Called "provocative and controversial . . . impassioned and articulate" ("The Christian Science M"onitor), this edition of "The War Against Boys" offers a new preface and six radically revised chapters, plus updates on the current status of boys throughout the book. Sommers argues that the problem of male underachievement is persistent and worsening. Among the new topics Sommers tackles: how the war against boys is harming our economic future, and how boy-averse trends such as the decline of recess and zero-tolerance disciplinary policies have turned our schools into hostile environments for boys. As our schools become more feelings-centered, risk-averse, competition-free, and sedentary, they move further and further from the characteristic needs of boys. She offers realistic, achievable solutions to these problems that include boy-friendly pedagogy, character and vocational education, and the choice of single-sex classrooms. "The War Against Boys" is an incisive, rigorous, and heartfelt argument in favor of recognizing and confronting a new reality: boys are languishing in education and the price of continued neglect is economically and socially prohibitive.


Author: Joan Bauer
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 0147513154
Size: 32.31 MB
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Originally published in hardcover in 2016 by Viking.

Joyful Noise

Author: Paul Fleischman
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062283677
Size: 28.86 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Written to be read aloud by two voices—sometimes alternating, sometimes simultaneous--here is a collection of irresistible poems that celebrate the insect world, from the short life of the mayfly to the love song of the book louse. Funny, sad, loud, and quiet, each of these poems resounds with a booming, boisterous, joyful noise. In this remarkable volume of poetry for two voices, Paul Fleischman verbally re-creates the "Booming/boisterious/joyful noise" of insects. The poems resound with the pulse of the cicada and the drone of the honeybee. Eric Beddows′s vibrant drawings send each insect soaring, spinning, or creeping off the page in its own unique way. Paul Fleischman has created not only a clear and fascinating guide to the insect world—from chrysalid butterflies to whirligig beetles—but an exultant celebration of life. Supports Common Core State Standards

Firebirds Soaring

Author: Nancy Farmer
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101022280
Size: 23.56 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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First Firebirds. Then Firebirds Rising. Now there is Firebirds Soaring, the third anthology of original stories by some of today?s finest writers of fantasy and science fiction. These authors, including Nancy Farmer (The Sea of Trolls), Ellen Klages (The Green Glass Sea), Margo Lanagan (Black Juice), and Jane Yolen (The Devil?s Arithmetic), have brought new worlds and Old Magic to life in nineteen remarkable pieces of short fiction. Mike Dringenberg, co-creator of Sandman with Neil Gaiman, contributes decorative vignettes. Firebirds Soaring?like Firebirds and Firebirds Rising?sets the standard for short fiction for teenagers and adult fans of the genre.

The Dandelion King

Author: J.P.Lockhead
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1491891793
Size: 43.10 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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JoJo, has never seen the world as we do, as from an early age, he’s always felt as if he’d crash landed onto a planet whose alien inhabitants were a hostile breed of canine origin. With his comms device damaged beyond repair, all attempts to communicate with the indigenous species proved disastrous, forcing him to live life on the run, a life feeding from latrines of solitude and isolation. He was now a bone marooned in the bowl of a dog eat dog world! The story follows the internalized struggles of a young autistic, whose turbulent years through adolescence leave him at a cross roads in life, where failing school grades and an uncertain future, force him to make a judgment call. When a computer virus called ‘Humphrey’ infects JoJo’s computer, rules of engagement are set to change and deep friendships, sorely tested. His teacher, the key to his survival, suspects there is more to JoJo than meets the eye and the journey in search of a puppet master more sinister than either could have imagined.Soon, JoJo may have to face an adversary much closer to home than he thinks, in an epic battle of wills - winner takes all!

3rd 4th Grade File Folder Math Games Multiplication Division Games

Author: Justin Holladay
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781545404386
Size: 43.84 MB
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55 Math Games Covering ONLY Multiplication & Division Games!! Make math super easy for 3rd & 4th grade students. Our innovative teaching method is especially designed to make learning mathematics fun and enjoyable, especially for students who are struggling in the subject. Teachers and parents can take advantage of our large collection of printable math games, which encourage learning in a less stressful environment. We know how difficult mathematics can be. Our breakthrough products are designed to ease the troubles that a 3rd or 4th grade student normally encounters when presented with a complex mathematics problem. The common struggles of 3rd and 4th grade students in mathematics are the topics of multiplication and division. We focused on this issue, so we came up with 55 math games that will exclusively cover these topics. We have a few samples ready for download for teachers and parents to check out.