Routledge Eye On Education is proud to provide preservice and inservice K-12 educators with free, practical, professional development resources available across a range of content areas and grade levels to help you inspire the best in your students and in yourself. 

Explore FreeBooks, toolkits, resource packs, and free book chapters curated from Routledge Eye On Education books to help you solve classroom challenges, learn new skills, and more! Read on to explore our full selection of free resources for school teachers and leaders, or click the following to jump directly to your area of interest:


Resources for Instructional Strategies and Assessment

Empower Your Students

Empower Your Students

This complimentary handout features excerpts from our bestselling books on passion-driven, student-centered learning. Whether or not you are formally implementing Genius Hour, passion projects, or PBL, you can help your students find their passions and voice, and empower them so they’re more prepared for their futures. 

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Three Key Teaching Practices from America's Best Urban Schools

Three Key Teaching Practices from America's Best Urban Schools

Teaching Practices from America's Best Urban Schools is a valuable tool for any educator in both urban and non urban schools that serve diverse student populations, including English language learners and children from low-income families.

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Assessment Strategies that Work

Free Chapter: 20 Formative Assessment Strategies That Work

In this free sample chapter from 20 Formative Assessment Strategies That Work, learn a formative assessment activity that works both as a pre-assessment and throughout the lesson itself to determine incoming student misconceptions and tailor the lesson to meet them.

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Snapshot: Introducing the Teach ME Model into Your Classroom

Introducing the Teach ME Model into Your Classroom

Learn a foundation for creating personalized learning pathways for each student that recognize their unique abilities and challenges. The Teach ME model can help you design your curriculum outcomes to address the whole child with a holistic approach to design student development, learning and assessment.

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Infusing Rigor into Formative Assessment: Four Simple Strategies

Infusing Rigor into Formative Assessment: Four Simple Strategies

Formative assessment is one of the hottest topics in education today, and also one of the most powerful tools we have to impact student learning. However, formative assessment isn't necessarily rigorous.

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Snapshot:6 Qualities of a Star Teacher

6 Qualities of a Star Teacher

What does the term “star teacher” mean to you? What kinds of dispositions do star teachers embody? And, what makes a star teacher successful in the classroom? From the authors of of Star Teacher of Children in Poverty

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Motivating Struggling Learners - Three Keys to Success

Motivating Struggling Learners - Three Keys to Success

Motivating struggling learners is a critical skill teachers need but it’s also an area educators struggle with. What can teachers do? Motivating Struggling Learners: Three Keys to Success is here to help you motivate your students!

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Resources for School Leadership

It's People, Not Programs

It's People, Not Programs

Leaders, start the school year off right with this reading pack featuring chapters from books by Todd Whitaker! In this pack, you’ll learn why people are the determining factor in significantly improving your school and how to figure out  which of your employees are essential to leading school change.

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the urban fix

Get Connected!

Read about embracing the three Cs: communication, collaboration and community, and about taking your classroom social. In this pack, you will learn what it means to communicate with purpose, collaborate passionately, and use technology to tell your school's story.

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School Leaders Toolkit

The School Leader's Toolkit

A set of worksheets and practical tools to equip you in approaching a wide range of issues – building trust with your staff, increasing rigor in your school, establishing teacher leadership, advocacy, and implementing programs and policies that foster equitable learning environments for English Language Learners.

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All About Data

5 Tips for Achieving Excellence- It's All About Data!

This Snapshot features advice from Data Analysis for Continuous School Improvement, 4th Edition by Victoria L. Bernhardt. Explore these tips to get started using a framework for continous school improvement and comprehensive data analysis.

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Becoming a Transformative Leader

Free Chapter: Becoming a Transformative Leader

This chapter provides leaders with activities designed to help you reflect on the kinds of changes needed to achieve equitable change and to begin to implement them, including an outline for developing a data-driven school profile to identify key areas of inequity.

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Resources for SEL and Wellness

Supporting Student Mental Health

Supporting Your Students' Mental Health

Have you been struggling with today’s conversations around mental health, and how best to support your students’ overall well-being? Are you seeking to incorporate learning activities that instill social and emotional literacy? If you’re interested in this and more, this Toolkit is for you!

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The Back-to-School Self-Care Toolkit

The Teacher Self-Care Toolkit

How to Look Out for Yourself, Avoid Toxic Colleagues, and Spread Positive Energy through Your School and Classroom!" with excerpts from top titles on teacher burnout, self care, and more.

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Everyday SEL in Elementary School

Free Chapter: Everyday SEL in Elementary School

From the brand new edition of Carla Tantillo Philibert's bestseller Everyday SEL in Elementary School, this chapter outlines three steps for moving forward with an intentional SEL approach for your classroom. Perfect for elementary school educators at any level of experience!

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Resources for Literacy, ELA, and World Languages

Improving Literacy FreeBook

Improving Literacy

This FreeBook includes chapters from 5 Routledge Eye On Education books, covering topics from evaluating your literacy curriculum to using mentor texts and more. Featuring tools and tips from our expert authors, Improving Literacy will help your students grow into confident, lifelong readers and writers.

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Vocabulary Strategies That Work

Free Chapter: Vocabulary Strategies That Work

In this free chapter from Vocabulary Strategies That Work , learn two word study strategies to empower students to attack new words. Also included are suggested instruction routines for teaching and practicing both strategies to help teachers across all grade levels and content areas assist students in becoming independent readers.

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Teaching Graphic Novels in the Classroom

Free Chapter: Teaching Graphic Novels in the Classroom

This chapter focuses on the superhero genre, including lessons for 2 different novels, creator profiles, assignments, ways to incorporate different media in connection with each book, chapter summaries, discussion questions, and essay topics suitable for grades 7-12.

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Enlivening Instruction with Drama and Improv

Free Chapter: Enlivening Instruction with Drama and Improv

This chapter outlines quick, fun, and simple games designed to scaffold learners to communicative and improvisational success! The interactive theatre games and techniques in this book are specifically designed for use in Second, Foreign, and World Language classrooms. 

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Resources for Math and Science

Daily Math Thinking Routines in Action

Free Chapter: Daily Math Thinking Routines in Action

This chapter from Daily Math Thinking Routines in Action outlines ten meaningful, engaging and rigorous routines teachers can implement in their classroom to teach students specialized vocabulary. Suitable for grades K-5. 

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Day By Day Math Thinking Routines in Third Grade

Free Chapter: Day-by-Day Math Thinking Routines in Third Grade

In this free chapter, explore one week of ongoing daily review of the foundational ideas in math, with a focus on general thinking routines, vocabulary, place value, fluency, and problem solving.

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Leveling Math Workstations in Grades K-2: What's That, Why Do It, and How?

Leveling Math Workstations in Grades K-2: What's That, Why Do It, and How?

Adapted from the new title Leveling Math Workstations in Grades K-2: Strategies for Differentiated Practice by Nicki Newton, you'll get started on the basics of what math workstations are, why workstations should be leveled, and how to begin leveling workstations in your classroom, with example activities included!  

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Resources for New Teachers and Teacher Training

Succeeding in Your First Teaching Role

Getting and Succeeding in Your First Teaching Role

Are you searching for your fist teaching job and curious about methods for interview practice that will lead to confidence and success? Are you wondering how you can find the best people to support you and help you build confidence in your new position? These free chapters will help you through the interview process, into your first year of teaching, and beyond!

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New Teacher's Guide to Classroom Management and Setup

Free Chapter: The New Teacher's Guide to Overcoming Common Challenges

In this free chapter, you will explore quick and timely advice on classroom setup and management— including behavior management, relationship and community building, physical organization, and more— straight from experienced educators. Don't face these challenges alone, learn practical tips and strategies from those who have been there!

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The Kinderchat Guide to the Classroom

Free Chapter: The Kinderchat Guide to the Classroom

From the founders of #kinderchat, this chapter outlines how to actively build and facilitate relationships with and among your class and help kids be independent in following routines. Focusing on the first six weeks of teaching, explore topics such as nonverbal communication of expectations, earning trust, classroom activities, and more.

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Resources for Educational Technology and Remote Learning

Thriving as an Online K-12 Educator

Free Chapter: Thriving as an Online K-12 Educator

This chapter provides a survey of the online learning world and many of the tools available, the current state of online learning, and suggested projects for online 21st-century learning environments.

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The Edtech Roadmap

The Edtech Roadmap: Guiding Meaningful Learning with Digital Technology

This FreeBook provides tools and strategies for student engagement in both synchronous and asynchronous learning environments, how to make your assessments more rigorous and considerations for remote learning classrooms, an introduction to a framework for K–12 computer science designed to help teachers embed computationality into their classroom practice across grades and content areas, and more!

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Integrating Computer Science Across the Core

Integrating Computer Science Across the Core

In this free chapter, you will explore a step-by-step plan for how to get things off the ground in a way that allows you to be nimble, strategic, and sustainable in making computationality a part of your classroom or school, from forming an implementation team to evaluating your program's performance.

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Guide to Leadership for Remote Learning

A Guide to Leadership for Remote Learning

This toolkit includes a free chapter from Leadership for Remote Learning outlining solutions for 4 common challenges for leading in a remote or hybrid learning environment, and features new, exclusive templates and organizers from author Barbara Blackburn designed to provide a structure for leaders to take action on the four issues outlined in the included book chapter.

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Resources for Students with Special Needs

Remote Learning for Students with IEPs

Free Chapter: Remote Learning Strategies for Students with IEPs

This chapter outlines helpful home strategies for parents of students with IEPs, how to implement these strategies into a daily schedule, and resources for caregiver support.

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Advocating for Your Students

Advocating for Your Students: Classroom Strategies for All Abilities

Are you searching for strategies on how to advocate for your students? If you’re interested in the value of relationship-building techniques in early childhood, how to make difficult choices on tight budgets and limited resources, and tips for establishing a climate of shared advocacy in your school community, this FreeBook is for you. 

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5 Useful Tips for Supporting Students with Autism

5 Useful Tips for Supporting Students with Autism

Recognizing the huge variety of ways in which children’s perceptions, feelings and behaviors may be affected by autism, this Snapshot will supply you with strategies for supporting children with autism in the classroom.

 

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Resources for Social Justice and Anti-Racism Education

Culturally Responsive Education

Free Chapter: Culturally Responsive Teaching

In this chapter, explore advice and practical tips from expert educators on culturally responsive teaching across a variety of areas including assessing personal biases, developing a student-centered learning environment, working with families, incorporating global perspectives into your curriculum, and much more.

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Social Justice in K-12 Education FreeBook

Download your complimentary FreeBook with chapters from Eye On Education titles: Implicit Bias In Schools, Reaching the Wounded Student, Teaching Practices from America's Best Urban Schools, Let's Get Real, Mindful Practice for Social Justice, and Black Appetite. White Food. 

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