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An Ethic of Excellence: Building a Culture of Craftsmanship in Schools
An Ethic of Excellence: Building a Culture of Craftsmanship in Schools
by Ron Berger
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Drawing from his own remarkable experience as a veteran classroom teacher (still in the classroom), Ron Berger gives us a vision of educational reform that transcends standards, curriculum, and instructional strategies.... (read more)

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Teaching To Transgress Education As the Practice of Freedom
Teaching To Transgress Education As the Practice of Freedom
by bell hooks
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After reading Teaching to Transgress I am once again struck by bell hooks's never-ending, unquiet intellectual energy, an energy that makes her radical and loving. -- Paulo Freire In Teaching to Transgress, bell hooks--writer, teacher, and insurgent... (read more)

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Understanding By Design - Expanded (2ND 06 Edition)
Understanding By Design - Expanded (2ND 06 Edition)
by Grant Wiggins
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The highly anticipated second edition of Understanding by Design poses the core, essential questions of understanding and design, and provides readers with practical solutions for the teacher-designer.  The book opens by analyzing the logic of... (read more)

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Pathways To the Common Core: Accelerating Achievement (12 Edition)
Pathways To the Common Core: Accelerating Achievement (12 Edition)
by Lucy Calkins
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"As challenging as it must have been to write and finesse the adoption of the Common Core State Standards, that accomplishment is nothing compared to the work of teaching in ways that bring all students to these ambitious expectations. The goal is clear.... (read more)

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Seeking Common Ground (03 Edition)
Seeking Common Ground (03 Edition)
by David Tyack
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The American republic will survive only if its citizens are educated--this was an article of faith of its founders. But seeking common civic ground in public schools has never been easy in a society where schoolchildren followed different religions... (read more)

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Why School?: Reclaiming Education for All of Us
Why School?: Reclaiming Education for All of Us
by Mike Rose
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In the tradition of Jonathan Kozol, this little book is driven by big questions. What does it mean to be educated? What is intelligence? How should we think about intelligence, education, and opportunity in an open society? Why is a commitment to the... (read more)

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College Without High School: A Teenager's Guide to Skipping High School and Going to College
College Without High School: A Teenager's Guide to Skipping High School and Going to College
by Blake Boles
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"Blake Boles has written a remarkable how-to handbook that is destined to change the lives of young people across North America. I highly recommend Blake's book to any middle school or high school student seeking more excitement and engagement in... (read more)

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The Special Educator's Comprehensive Guide to 301 Diagnostic Tests
The Special Educator's Comprehensive Guide to 301 Diagnostic Tests
by Roger Pierangelo
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This important resource is an update of the best-selling book The Special Educator's Resource Guide to 109 Diagnostic Tests. The greatly expanded second edition contains 301 new and enhanced tests, which are vital to understanding assessment in special... (read more)

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Classroom Assessment for Student Learning: Doing It Right - Using It Well
Classroom Assessment for Student Learning: Doing It Right - Using It Well
by Jan Chappuis
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Classroom Assessment for Student Learning, 2/e is a combination textbook and workbook grounded in research shown to increase student motivation and learning through improved classroom assessment. This user-friendly, practical book is full of real-world... (read more)

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Teaching Other People's Children : Literacy and Learning in a Bilingual Classroom (99 Edition)
Teaching Other People's Children : Literacy and Learning in a Bilingual Classroom (99 Edition)
by Cynthia Ballenger
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What happens when a teacher does not share a cultural background with her students? In this thoroughly engaging account, one North American teacher describes her three years teaching Haitian children in an inner-city preschool. Focusing on classroom... (read more)

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Making the Grades: My Misadventures in the Standardized Testing Industry
Making the Grades: My Misadventures in the Standardized Testing Industry
by Todd S. Farley
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The No Child Left Behind Act uses the phrase scientifically-based research more than 100 times when discussing standardized testing, but Making the Grades raises serious questions about the validity of many large-scale assessments simply by describing... (read more)

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Evaluating Professional Development
Evaluating Professional Development
by Thomas R Guskey
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Book of the Year 2000</p> <p>National Staff Development Council, USA</p> <p></p> <p>How do we determine the effects and effectiveness of activities designed to enhance the professional knowledge and skills of educators... (read more)

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Instructional Rounds in Education
Instructional Rounds in Education
by Elizabeth City
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City and her co-authors apply the concept of medical rounds as a way to improve teaching and learning. In instructional rounds, groups of teachers and administrators observe classrooms, focus on a specific problem, analyze and discuss the instruction,... (read more)

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This Is Not a Test: A New Narrative on Race, Class, and Education
This Is Not a Test: A New Narrative on Race, Class, and Education
by Jose Luis Vilson
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Jos&eacute; Vilson writes about race, class, and education through stories from the classroom and researched essays. His rise from rookie math teacher to prominent teacher leader takes a twist when he takes on education reform through his now... (read more)

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Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America's Public Schools
Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America's Public Schools
by Diane Ravitch
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From one of the foremost authorities on education in the United States, former U.S. assistant secretary of education, “whistle-blower extraordinaire” (The Wall Street Journal), author of the best-selling The Death and Life of the Great... (read more)

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Balanced Assessment: From Formative to Summative
Balanced Assessment: From Formative to Summative
by Kay Burke
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Today, standardswhat students must know and be able to doare the starting point for all curriculum and instruction. In Balanced Assessment, Kay Burke shows teachers how to begin with the end in mindto start with the expectations for student achievement... (read more)

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Teaching and Assessing 21st Century Skills
Teaching and Assessing 21st Century Skills
by Robert J. Marzano
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As the 21st century unfolds, the pace of change in the world is accelerating while education in the United States remains stagnant or, at best, progresses in isolated pockets. Concern over the effects of an inadequate education system on the nation's... (read more)

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Science Formative Assessment: 75 Practical Strategies for Linking Assessment, Instruction, and Learning
Science Formative Assessment: 75 Practical Strategies for Linking Assessment, Instruction, and Learning
by Page Keeley
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These 75 specific techniques help K-12 science teachers determine students' understanding of key concepts.... (read more)

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240 Vocabulary Words Kids Need to Know: Grade 3: 24 Ready-To-Reproduce Packets That Make Vocabulary Building Fun & Effective
240 Vocabulary Words Kids Need to Know: Grade 3: 24 Ready-To-Reproduce Packets That Make Vocabulary Building Fun & Effective
by Linda Ward Beech
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Build word power with these 24 ready-to-reproduce, 3-page lessons. Each lesson includes research-based activities that tap students' prior knowledge for greater understanding and give them multiple encounters with new words so they really remember them... (read more)

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Foundations of Dual Language Instruction (6TH 13 Edition)
Foundations of Dual Language Instruction (6TH 13 Edition)
by Judith Lessow-hurley
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The Foundations of Dual Language Instruction is a practical, comprehensive, objective look at dual language instruction and the social, political, historical, and educational issues of teaching second language learners in today’s diverse... (read more)

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