Instructional Strategies and Assessment Products

  • Socratic Seminars in High School

    Texts and Films That Engage Students in Reflective Thinking and Close Reading, 1st Edition

    By Victor Moeller, Marc Moeller

    Teach students how to engage in thoughtful discussions about a text. Socratic seminars are highly effective at helping students read closely and think critically about what they’ve read. They also teach students how to participate in authentic discussions. This practical book from bestselling…

    Paperback – 2014-11-05
    Routledge

  • Less Is More in Elementary School

    Strategies for Thriving in a High-Stakes Environment, 1st Edition

    By Renee Rubin, Michelle Abrego, John Sutterby

    In this era of rigorous standards, testing, and overcrowded curricula, many teachers are left wondering how they’re ever going to cover the material. Less Is More in Elementary School offers realistic solutions by providing ways teachers can streamline their curriculum, get the most out of…

    Paperback – 2014-10-28
    Routledge

  • Inquiry and Innovation in the Classroom

    Using 20% Time, Genius Hour, and PBL to Drive Student Success, 1st Edition

    By A.J. Juliani

    Careers in the 21st century are changing, but traditional education methods are not preparing students for these new jobs and demands. In this thought-provoking book, esteemed educator A.J. Juliani describes how we need to modify our classrooms to instill in students the drive for inquiry and…

    Paperback – 2014-06-23
    Routledge

  • Math Lesson Starters for the Common Core, Grades 6-8

    Activities Aligned to the Standards and Assessments, 1st Edition

    By Paige Graiser

    The best way to prepare students for the Common Core State Standards in Math is through daily practice. This book provides engaging, practical lesson starters you can use each day to help middle school students become proficient in the complex mathematical thinking required by the Common Core.…

    Paperback – 2014-06-23
    Routledge

  • Rigor in Your Classroom

    A Toolkit for Teachers, 1st Edition

    By Barbara R. Blackburn

    Teachers are required to increase the rigor for students, but how? This book by bestselling author and rigor expert Barbara Blackburn has the answer! It is a treasure chest of more than 200 practical and highly-effective tools that can be used across grade levels and subject areas to increase…

    Paperback – 2014-05-01
    Routledge

  • Bringing the Common Core Math Standards to Life

    Exemplary Practices from Middle Schools, 2nd Edition

    By Yvelyne Germain-McCarthy

    As middle school math teachers shift to the Common Core State Standards, the question remains: What do the standards actually look like in the classroom? This book answers that question by taking you inside of real, Common Core classrooms across the country. You’ll see how exemplary teachers are…

    Paperback – 2014-04-25
    Routledge

  • Can Pop Culture and Shakespeare Exist in the Same Classroom?

    Using Student Interest to Bring Complex Texts to Life, 1st Edition

    By Kristine Gritter, Kathryn Schoon-Tanis, Matthew Althoff

    Expecting students to jump right into a rigorous literature discussion is not always realistic. Students need scaffolding so that they will be more engaged and motivated to read the text and think about it on a deeper level. This book shows English language arts teachers a very effective way to…

    Paperback – 2014-04-23
    Routledge

  • Common Core in the Content Areas

    Balancing Content and Literacy, 1st Edition

    By Jessica Bennett

    The Common Core is requiring literacy across the curriculum, but what does that mean for teachers of subjects like math, science, and social studies who have a lot of content to cover? In this essential book, author Jessica Bennett reassures you that you don’t have to abandon all of your great…

    Paperback – 2014-03-24
    Routledge

  • Engaged, Connected, Empowered

    Teaching and Learning in the 21st Century, 1st Edition

    By Ben Curran, Neil Wetherbee

    This reader-friendly book offers practical strategies and digital resources that will help K–12 students succeed in the 21st century. You will learn how to teach students to collaborate and make connections, filter primary source information, create products to demonstrate learning, develop a…

    Paperback – 2013-12-18
    Routledge

  • Creating a Classroom Culture That Supports the Common Core

    Teaching Questioning, Conversation Techniques, and Other Essential Skills, 1st Edition

    By Bryan Harris

    Is your classroom culture conducive to the expectations of the Common Core? Teaching content is not enough; students need a classroom structure and atmosphere that will help them learn key academic skills. This practical book will show you how to transform your classroom culture, raise the level of…

    Paperback – 2013-12-04
    Routledge

  • Teach Smart

    11 Learner-Centered Strategies That Ensure Student Success, 1st Edition

    By P J Caposey, Todd Whitaker

    Transform your classroom from teacher-centered to learner-centered! This book shows you how with eleven easy-to-implement strategies you can use immediately to put students at the center! Get your students geared up for success and high achievement with great ideas for providing a roadmap;…

    Paperback – 2013-07-29
    Routledge

  • The School Leader's Guide to Formative Assessment

    Using Data to Improve Student and Teacher Achievement, 1st Edition

    By Todd Stanley, Jana Alig

    This user-friendly guide shows school leaders how to use formative assessment to improve both student and teacher achievement. With step-by-step information and practical examples, this book will help you develop better assessments that will transform your school. You will learn: The advantages of…

    Paperback – 2013-07-29
    Routledge

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