School Effectiveness & Improvement Products

  • Creating Capacity for Learning and Equity in Schools

    Instructional, Adaptive, and Transformational Leadership

    By Mary A. Hooper, Victoria Bernhardt

    Successful educational leaders develop people, processes, culture, and structures in their schools. Creating Capacity for Learning and Equity in Schools provides a comprehensive guide for aspiring and practicing leaders to strengthen their capacity to create high levels of learning and equity.…

    Paperback – 2016-05-18 
    Routledge

  • Standards for Reporting Data to Educators

    What Educational Leaders Should Know and Demand

    By Jenny Grant Rankin

    Standards for Reporting Data to Educators provides a synthesis of research and best practices of how data should be presented to educators in order to optimize the effectiveness of data use. Synthesizing over 300 sources of peer-reviewed research, expert commentary, and best practices, Rankin…

    Hardback – 2016-04-05 
    Routledge

  • Strategies for Developing and Supporting School Leaders

    Stepping Stones to Great Leadership

    By Karen L. Sanzo

    Strategies for Developing and Supporting School Leaders assists personnel in school districts to deliver appropriate development and support practices for aspiring and current school leaders. This book explores a variety of research-based and best-practice processes that can be implemented in…

    Paperback – 2016-03-25 
    Routledge

  • The Mindfulness-Informed Educator

    Building Acceptance and Psychological Flexibility in Higher Education

    Edited by Jennifer Block-Lerner, LeeAnn Cardaciotto

    The Mindfulness-Informed Educator moves a growing body of evidence related to the efficacy of mindfulness- and acceptance-based approaches to the context of higher education, suggesting ways to foster psychological flexibility within and outside of the classroom. In the book, professionals across…

    Paperback – 2016-03-24 
    Routledge

  • The Leader’s Guide to Working with Underperforming Teachers

    Overcoming Marginal Teaching and Getting Results

    By Sally J Zepeda

    Under increasing pressure in the face of teacher evaluation systems and accountability measures, schools must focus on those teachers that exhibit marginal to incompetent teaching behaviors in their classrooms. This book is a vital resource for educational leaders who are responsible for…

    Paperback – 2016-03-23 
    Routledge

  • School-Community Relations

    4th Edition

    By Douglas J. Fiore

    Accessible and practical, School-Community Relations, Fourth Edition provides aspiring educational leaders with the skills to establish strong systems for communicating with their various school constituencies and to improve public relations at all levels. This textbook uses real-life examples to…

    Paperback – 2016-03-21 
    Routledge

  • Differentiated Instruction

    A Guide for World Language Teachers, 2nd Edition

    By Deborah Blaz

    In this new edition of a bestseller, author Deborah Blaz helps you differentiate lessons for your world language students based on their learning styles, interests, prior knowledge, and comfort zones. This practical book uses brain-based teaching strategies to help students of all ability levels…

    Paperback – 2016-03-16 
    Routledge

  • Designing Data Reports that Work

    A Guide for Creating Data Systems in Schools and Districts

    By Jenny Grant Rankin

    Designing Data Reports that Work provides research-based best practices for constructing effective data systems in schools and for designing reports that are relevant, necessary, and easily understood. Clear and coherent data systems and data reports significantly improve educators’ data use and…

    Paperback – 2016-03-14 
    Routledge

  • Teachers and Academic Partners in Urban Schools

    Threats to professional practice

    By Lori Beckett

    'Showing how critical thinking and local democracy can be a spur to very real educational development within schools that are facing severe challenges, this book provides us with one very valuable contemporary resource of hope.' Ian Menter, Professor of Teacher Education, University of Oxford, UK…

    Paperback – 2016-03-10 
    Routledge
    Teacher Quality and School Development

  • How to Make Data Work

    A Guide for Educational Leaders

    By Jenny Grant Rankin

    Educators are increasingly responsible for using data to improve teaching and learning in their schools. This helpful guide provides leaders with simple steps for facilitating accurate analysis and interpretation of data, while avoiding common errors and pitfalls. How to Make Data Work provides…

    Paperback – 2016-02-02
    Routledge

  • Five Critical Leadership Practices

    The Secret to High-Performing Schools

    By Ruth C. Ash, Pat H. Hodge

    What are the critical practices of leaders in high-performing schools? Based on extensive observations, interviews, and in-depth case studies of principals and superintendents who significantly increase student learning and achievement, this exciting new book provides novice and veteran school…

    Paperback – 2016-01-21
    Routledge

  • Noncognitive psychological processes and academic achievement

    Edited by Jihyun Lee, Lazar Stankov

    It is becoming increasingly clear that non-cognitive psychological processes are important for students’ school achievement, even to the point where their influence may be stronger than that exerted by the parents, teachers, or the school atmosphere itself. Non-cognitive psychological variables…

    Hardback – 2015-12-22
    Routledge

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