out of print Strategies for Teachers – The First Six Weeks of School 1st ed

This comprehensive guidebook for k-6 teachers features:daily plans for the first three weeks and commentary about these plans at three grade levels: primary K-2, activities, songs, middle 3-4, greetings, read-alouds, and upper 5-6Detailed guidelines for: - Building community - Creating rules and teaching routines - Introducing engaging curriculum - Fostering autonomy - Integrating social and academic learning - Establishing high expectations for learning and behaviorAn extensive collection of games, and resources especially useful during the early weeks of school Used book in Good Condition.

Note: this edition copyright 2000 was replaced by an updated and expanded edition in 2015 see above, ISBN 978-1-892989-81-9. Discover how taking the time to build a solid foundation in the early weeks of school can pay off all year long in increased student motivation, responsibility, cooperation, and self-control.

Description of 1st edition: Learn how to structure the first six weeks of school to lay the groundwork for a productive year of learning.

The Morning Meeting Book

Promote a climate of trust, academic growth, and positive behavior by launching each school day with a whole class gathering. Center for Responsive Schools Inc. This comprehensive, user-friendly book shows you how to hold Responsive Classroom Morning Meetings, a powerful teaching tool used by hundreds of thousands of teachers in K-8 schools.

In the new edition of this essential text, and messages: some tried-and-true and some newupdated information on sharingGuidance on adapting meeting components for different ages and abilities, activities, you'll find:Step-by-step, sharing, practical guidelines for planning and holding Responsive Classroom Morning Meetings in K-8 classroomsDescriptions of Morning Meeting in action in real classrooms100 ideas for greetings, including upper grades and English Language Learners.

Explanations of how morning meeting supports mastery of Common Core State Standards, and core competencies enumerated by the Collaborative for Academic, 21st century skills, Social and Emotional Learning CASEL.

About Teaching Mathematics: A K-8 Resource 4th Edition

In this fourth edition of her signature resource, Marilyn presents her current thinking and insights and includes ideas from her most recent teaching experiences. Part 1, starting points, reflects the major overhaul of this book and addresses twenty-three issues important to thinking about teaching mathematics today.

Part 2, problem-solving investigations, data, geometry, and individual investigations organized into five areas of the curriculum: Measurement, Patterns and Algebraic Thinking, opens with how to plan problem-solving lessons; followed by whole-class, small-group, and Number and Operations. Part 3, offering ideas and assessments that build students understanding, confidence, focuses on the cornerstone of elementary mathematics curriculum, Teaching Arithmetic, and competence in arithmetic.

In part 4, questions teachers Ask, features Marilyn's responses to pedagogical questions she s received from teachers over the years. More than forty reproducibles for About Teaching Mathematics are available to download in a printable format. Center for Responsive Schools Inc.

Teaching in the Real World: Strategies to Survive and Thrive

This book presents a dialogue of reflective journal entries sent via email between a student teacher and her college supervisor. Miss b is a white, female, graduate student doing her student teaching in an urban high school. Written in a very honest, thoughtful, inspiring, and humorous way, compassionate, her journal illustrates her transformation from a passionate but struggling student teacher to a teacher who has found her voice and the confidence to be an effective teacher in her own classroom.

Most student teachers are required to keep a daily reflection/journal. The journal entries in the book are written chronologically and provide an excellent example of what a reflective teacher should look for in trying to improve their teaching. Student teaching is considered to be one of the most important components of pre-service training.

It is during these practicums that aspiring teachers apply what they have learned in their courses to the real world in a real classroom. However, many student teachers are unprepared to face the situations they will encounter in urban school settings. Not only will they have to deal with lesson planning, but also such issues as homelessness, classroom management, motivation, etc, working with parents, hunger, and difficult family environments.

Miss b makes a lot of mistakes that set her back as well as many decisions that move her forward. Readers of the book will continually be thinking about how they would have dealt with that particular situation as they experience the joys, fears, frustrations, and compromises they may have to confront in their own student teaching.

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Rules in School: Teaching Discipline in the Responsive Classroom Second Edition

Join the thousands of teachers in schools nationwide who have used this positive approach to discipline to establish calm, safe classrooms in which students can do their best learning. The approach to discipline presented in this book helps children develop self-control, understand how positive behavior looks and sounds, and come to value such behavior.

With many examples from their own classrooms, three experienced teachers offer practical techniques to help you:Establish clear expectations for behavior from day oneTeach students how to articulate their learning goals for schoolCreate classroom rules that connect to students' goalsUse techniques such as interactive modeling to teach positive behaviorReinforce positive behavior with supportive teacher languageQuickly stop misbehaviorRestore positive behavior so that children retain their dignity and continue learningJoin the thousands of teachers in schools nationwide who've used this positive approach to discipline to establish calm, safe classrooms in which students can do their best learning.

Positive behavior can be taught. Used book in Good Condition. Center for Responsive Schools Inc. K-8.

Teaching Writing: Balancing Process and Product 6th Edition Books by Gail Tompkins

Center for Responsive Schools Inc. This best selling text by gail Tompkins thoroughly examines genres and instructional procedures with a strong new focus on differentiating instruction to ensure success for all writing students. New chapters on the writer's craft and on writing across the curriculum offer detailed information on the six traits of good writing as well as writing in content areas, and new features provide insight into teaching English learners and using technology meaningfully in the writing classroom.

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Teaching Word Recognition, Second Edition: Effective Strategies for Students with Learning Difficulties What Works for Special-Needs Learners

Instructive "try this" activities at the end of each chapter for teacher study groups and professional development. Chapters follow the stages through which students progress as they work toward skilled reading of words. New to this edition *incorporates the latest research on word recognition and its connections to vocabulary, reading fluency, and comprehension.

Guilford Publications. Chapter on morphological meaning-based instruction. Center for Responsive Schools Inc. Reproducible assessment tools and word lists can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size. Ideal for use in primary-grade classrooms, the book also offers specific guidance for working with older children who are having difficulties.

This highly regarded teacher resource synthesizes the research base on word recognition and translates it into step-by-step instructional strategies, with special attention to students who are struggling. Presented are practical, decoding and blending, evidence-based techniques and activities that target letter- sound pairings, sight words, multisyllabic words, and fluency.

Used book in Good Condition. Chapter on English language learners.

Elementary Classroom Management: Lessons from Research and Practice

Mcgraw-hill connect® is a subscription-based learning service accessible online through your personal computer or tablet. Used book in Good Condition. Guilford Publications. Weinstein, elementary Classroom Management highlights philosophies and actual management practices of five real teachers. Your subscription to connect includes the following:• SmartBook® - an adaptive digital version of the course textbook that personalizes your reading experience based on how well you are learning the content.

Access to your instructor’s homework assignments, syllabus, quizzes, reminders, notes, and other important files for the course. Progress dashboards that quickly show how you are performing on your assignments and tips for improvement. The option to purchase for a small fee a print version of the book.

This binder-ready, loose-leaf version includes free shipping. Complete system requirements to use Connect can be found here: http://www. Mheducation. Com/highered/platforms/connect/training-support-students. Html center for Responsive Schools Inc. Their stories provide real-life illustrations of the concepts and principles derived from research.

Instructors and students can now access their course content through the Connect digital learning platform by purchasing either standalone Connect access or a bundle of print and Connect access.

A Writer's Notebook: Unlocking the Writer Within You

Young writers will love these useful tips for how to use notes and jottings to create stories and poems of their own. Used book in Good Condition. Tap into your inner writer with this book of practical advice by the bestselling author of How Writers Work and the ALA Notable Book Fig Pudding. Center for Responsive Schools Inc.

Writers are just like everyone else—except for one big difference. Most people go through life experiencing daily thoughts and feelings, noticing and observing the world around them. And they need a special place to record those reactions. Perfect for classrooms, a writer’s Notebook gives budding writers a place to keep track of all the little things they notice every day.

They react. Guilford Publications. But writers record these thoughts and observations. HarperTrophy.

Classroom Spaces That Work

It is filled with practical ideas for:arranging furnitureEstablishing pathwaysSelecting and organizing materialsEliminating clutterStoring suppliesCreating meaningful displaysSetting up a meeting areaAccommodating special needsMaking the space healthyKeeping the classroom clean Center for Responsive Schools Inc.

Guilford Publications. Used book in Good Condition. Written by a teacher with over thirty years of experience, this comprehensive guide is for new and experienced teachers alike, grades K-6. Create a physical environment that is organized, and well suited to the needs of students and teachers, welcoming, an environment that is conducive to learning and makes your best teaching possible.

. Used book in Good Condition. HarperTrophy.

Math Work Stations: Independent Learning You Can Count On, K-2

This book details how to set up, manage, and keep math stations going throughout the year. Used book in Good Condition. There's even a chapter devoted solely to organizing and using math manipulatives. In math work stations you'll find ideas to help children develop conceptual understanding and skills, use math vocabulary as they talk about their mathematical thinking, and connect big ideas to meaningful independent exploration and practice.

Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition. Charts, reproducible forms, and math work stations icons are included to provide everything you'll need to get started with stations in your classroom right away. This book extends debbie Diller's best-selling work on literacy work stations and classroom design to the field of mathematics.

Center for Responsive Schools Inc. HarperTrophy. Each chapter includes: key concepts based on nctm and state math standards; math vocabulary resources and literature links; suggested materials to include at each station for the corresponding math content strand; ideas for modeling, differentiating, troubleshooting, and assessment; and reflection questions for professional development.

If you've ever questioned how to make math stations work, you'll find this photo-filled, idea-packed resource invaluable. Guilford Publications.