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The Principal's Guide to School Budgeting

by Richard D. Sorenson Lloyd M. Goldsmith

Create a winning school budget during challenging economic times! This revised bestseller walks school leaders through the budgeting process, focusing on vision and strategic planning as firm guides to resource allocation. With an eye toward tough budgetary climates, the authors provide a budgeting model that helps you align organizational goals with a sound fiscal accountability system. In this new edition you will learn: 25 tips for budgeting during an economic downturn How to develop a school budget using the most effective practices Methods for conducting a needs and program assessment How to prepare and analyze a school action plan Answers to some of the toughest budgeting dilemmas

Making the Common Core Standards Work: Using Professional Development to Build World-Class Schools

by Dr Robert J. Manley Richard J. Hawkins

Essential reading for school leaders! Providing a blueprint for implementing and exceeding the new Common Core State Standards, this practical guide focuses on realistic strategies for lasting change within schools. The authors build an inspiring case for how individual schools can develop a world-class education system through targeted professional development. Topics include: Empowering teachers and staff as partners in implementing the new standards Adapting existing curriculum to meet grade-level goals for mathematics and language arts Designing assessments that measure mastery of the standards Ensuring that the standards benefit all students, including multicultural learners

How to Teach Students Who Don't Look Like You: Culturally Responsive Teaching Strategies

by Bonnie M. Davis

Engage diverse learners in your classroom with culturally responsive instruction! This second edition includes new or expanded coverage of Latino students, ELLs, immigrant students, race, and racial identity, and new coverage of standards-based, culturally responsive lesson planning and instruction, differentiated instruction, RTI, and the Common Core State Standards. Bonnie Davis helps all educators: Tailor instruction to their unique student population Reflect on their cultures and how this shapes their views of the world Cultivate a deeper understanding of race and racism in the U.S. Create culturally responsive instruction Understand how culture affects learning

Building Student Resilience, K–8: Strategies to Overcome Risk and Adversity

by Gabriel H. Simon

Proven strategies for helping students rebound from risk An experienced teacher and principal of a Title I school, Gabe Simon provides classroom practitioners, support team specialists, and all levels of schools leaders with numerous strategies for forging strong relationships and providing scaffolded supports to help students rebound from risk. Included are: Compelling descriptions of research on the link between resiliency and academic achievement The most important steps educators can take to build students' resiliency Game plans for creating caring school-wide teams and classroom structures that engage students Comments and perspectives from students considered to be at risk

Differentiated Instructional Strategies: One Size Doesn't Fit All

by Gayle H. Gregory Carolyn M. Chapman

Your favorite differentiated instruction text just got better! If you're in need of a single resource to put differentiated instruction immediately into practice, then follow the lead of 100,000+ teachers and look to Gregory and Chapman's ground-breaking text. With new strategies, updates throughout, a Common Core lesson-planning template, and a larger format, the third edition is an even richer resource with: A deep research base coupled with immediately useable examples A start-to-finish six-step process, beginning with establishing a classroom climate, then getting to know students An emphasis on formative assessment before, during, and after learning 70+ templates, tools, and questionnaires

Never Send a Human to Do a Machine's Job: Correcting the Top 5 EdTech Mistakes

by Yong Zhao Dr Gaoming Zhang Jing Lei Wei Qiu

Do what you do best and let technology do the rest Technology has transformed lives. Why then, has it not transformed education? What needs to change to ensure integration that empowers students and enhances teacher depth? Learn how to let technology cultivate student autonomy, creativity, and responsibility while focusing on lessons that hone higher-order and critical thinking skills. See technology as a complement rather than a replacement Embrace its creation potential over consumption Encourage personalized learning, autonomy, and creativity over outcomes Celebrate digital competence over curriculum improvement Focus on tech-pedagogy over product usage

The Teacher's Concise Guide to Functional Behavioral Assessment

by Raymond J. Waller

This guidebook offers a practical overview for collecting data, understanding the underlying factors of challenging behaviors, and using evidence-based interventions to correct common classroom problems.

Test Success in the Brain-Compatible Classroom

by Carolyn M. Chapman Rita S. King

Create a positive testing environment and prepare students to do their best with these useful strategies based on the way each student learns, retains, and transfers information to tests.

Culturally Responsive Literacy Instruction

by Bob Algozzine Dorothy J O'Shea Dr Festus E. Obiakor

Improve reading achievement for students from diverse backgrounds with research-supported practices and culturally responsive interventions in phonemic awareness, phonics/decoding, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.

Using RTI for School Improvement: Raising Every Student’s Achievement Scores

by Cara F. Shores Kimberly B. Chester

A step-by-step approach for implementing RTI to improve schoolwide achievement! This resource gives school and district leaders a comprehensive vision and framework for implementing RTI schoolwide and includes interventions and assessments for teachers. The authors take readers through a three-tiered RTI pyramid geared to provide effective instruction for all learners and develop interventions for at-risk and nonresponding students. The book presents: Reflective questions to help readers apply the information to their schools Charts, figures, and diagrams to illustrate key points Guidelines for developing action plans at school and district levels Practical suggestions for partnering with parents

Sustaining Professional Learning Communities

by Alan M. Blankstein Paul D. Houston Robert W. Cole

Featuring contributions from top educators, the third volume of The Soul of Educational Leadership series examines leadership and moral choices and offers strategies for supporting professional learning communities.

TrainSmart: Effective Trainings Every Time

by Richard Allen

Facilitate highly successful staff development sessions with new brain-friendly strategies, 25 key concepts for training smarter, sample schedules and planning templates, and recommendations for incorporating current technology.

Engaging EVERY Learner

by Alan M. Blankstein Paul D. Houston Robert W. Cole

Join today's most insightful thinkers as they explore the heart, mind, and soul of educational leadership! This concise volume offers educational leaders key concepts and strategies for framing discussions about closing the equity gap and ensuring high achievement for all learners. As the first volume in The Soul of Educational Leadership series, this unique collection presents: Contributions from Pedro Noguera, Thomas Guskey, Richard Farson, Alan Boyle, Antoinette Mitchell, Stephen G. Peters, Randall & Delores Lindsey, Karen Pittman & Merita Irby, and Alan M. Blankstein Thought-provoking ideas applicable to all schools, districts, and learning communities A complete index for browsing and referencing across topics

Uncovering Student Thinking About Mathematics in the Common Core, Grades K–2: 20 Formative Assessment Probes

by Cheryl Rose Tobey Emily R. Fagan

Get to the core of your students’ understanding of math! Quickly and reliably identify your primary students’ math knowledge with these convenient and easy-to-implement diagnostic tools! Tobey and Fagan provide 25 new assessments specifically for Grades K–2 and directly aligned with the Common Core. Organized by strand, the probes will enable you to: Quickly and objectively evaluate each child’s prior knowledge of basic math and numeracy Systematically address common mistakes and obstacles before they become long-term problems Make sound instructional choices to improve all students’ math skills

Engaging Young Children With Informational Books

by Helen Patrick P. Youli Mantzicopoulos

Because nonfiction and young readers are a natural fit! Common Core or not, providing our youngest readers with a thorough grounding in nonfiction is just good teaching. There’s no better way to ensure our students acquire the background knowledge and vocabulary so essential to their understanding of subjects like science and social studies. Helen Patrick and Panayota Mantzicopoulos have written this book to assist you with this all-important effort. Inside you’ll find: Criteria for choosing books Strategies for shared reading and reading aloud Informational writing activities Ways to guide parent involvement Real-life classroom success stories

Boosting ALL Children's Social and Emotional Brain Power: Life Transforming Activities

by Dr Marie-Nathalie Beaudoin

Proven, brain-based techniques that build social and emotional intelligence and problem-solving skills! Because children’s brains are still developing during the K–12 years, educators can positively influence students’ development, including strengthening the essential skills of empathy, self-management and problem-solving. Written by a leading expert on children and brain development, this valuable resource offers: A research-based and realistic approach refined through ongoing work in public schools Lively, thought-provoking activities that relate to students’ lives and keep them engaged and interested Brain-based classroom exercises grouped by age, but adaptable for all K–12 grade-levels Strategies that positively shape individual students’ emotional development, classroom dynamics, and overall school culture

Counseling Students in Levels 2 and 3: A PBIS/RTI Guide

by Jon M. Shepard Jeffrey D. Shahidullah Dr John S. Carlson

Target interventions to the students who need help the most! How do you make counseling effective and efficient when both counselors and students are pressed for time? The answer: by identifying and working with students who are most in need of counseling services through a PBIS/RTI framework. This user-friendly guide presents three counseling approaches designed to work at levels 2 and 3 of the PBIS and RTI frameworks. Here you’ll find: Evidence-based interventions and counseling best practices Guidance on successful implementation within a PBIS/RTI framework Forms and resources to help busy professionals Case studies, vignettes, and practical examples

A Guide to Co-Teaching: New Lessons and Strategies to Facilitate Student Learning

by Richard A. Villa Jacqueline S. Thousand Ann I. Nevin

Your go-to guide for co-teaching! When you and a co-teacher bring together your individual skill sets and strategies, you'll create a more enjoyable, creative, and productive teaching experience—with more effective outcomes for students. Featuring updated research and case studies, this brand-new edition of the go-to guide profiles the supportive, parallel, complementary, and team-teaching approaches to co-teaching. New features include: Updated discussions of co-teaching in the RTI process New explorations of the roles of paraprofessionals, administrators, and even students New lesson plans linked to the Common Core and technology Forms and tools for establishing trust, improving communication, and planning

Captivate, Activate, and Invigorate the Student Brain in Science and Math, Grades 6-12

by John T. Almarode Ann M. Miller

Banish boredom once and for all! If your STEM lessons are falling on disinterested ears, mix things up with engaging, brain-based science and math strategies that captivate students’ attention, activate prior knowledge, and invigorate interest. Blending current research on the student brain with practical methods for teaching science and math, Almarode and Miller identify six essential “ingredients” in a recipe for student success. You’ll discover: A customizable framework you can use right away Classroom-ready, content-specific attention grabbers Overt and covert strategies to boost behavioral, emotional, and cognitive engagement Techniques for making relevant connections that maximize retention

Inclusion Coaching for Collaborative Schools

by Toby J. Karten

Be the coach who leads your team to inclusion success! You’re already the go-to expert for help with inclusion practices. Now you can take your advocacy to the next level. As an inclusion coach, you’ll guide your school team in implementing the very best inclusion strategies for achieving quantifiable results. With planning sheets, curriculum examples, and other practical tools, Karten’s hands-on guide will help you: Establish your own coaching baselines Introduce research-based strategies for lesson planning, instruction, and recording data Engage staff in reflective and collaborative inclusion practices Manage challenges, including scheduling and co-teaching responsibilities

From Discipline to Culturally Responsive Engagement: 45 Classroom Management Strategies

by Laura E. Pinto

The forward-thinking techniques you need to manage today’s diverse classrooms Contemporary educators know that discipline-based classroom management is less effective in today’s schools. Evidence shows that a strategy of culturally responsive engagement is essential to giving students the best education, whatever their background. In a readable and compelling text, Laura E. Pinto outlines: Keys to developing the cultural fluency necessary to prepare all students for success. Exercises for teachers to reflect deeply on how they manage their classrooms, and identify areas for improvement. 45 easy strategies—including many that support the Common Core—for boosting engagement and cultural responsiveness in the classroom

International Business: Managing Globalization

by John S. Hill

"This is a wonderful text, remarkable for its breadth and freshness of approach. Hill links the often arcane world of international business to society and history. He has a good eye for the telling detail and the illuminating quotation. I shall be recommending this to my friends who are teaching, saying 'read this and get your students to stay curious.'"—John Stopford, Emeritus, London Business School Reflecting a strong managerial orientation, a corporate emphasis, and a true global-local focus, International Business: Managing Globalization explains the whats and whys of global differences as it covers industries, competitors, regions, and markets from the perspectives of practicing managers. Author John S. Hill reviews the geographic and historic backgrounds of regions and markets in a way that no other text has done, with special focus on global supply chains, global branding, and world religions as they affect management at the local level. Key Features Integrates business topics and environmental analysis into a strategic, global-local framework Places current events in focus by covering history and geography as they affect international business Includes a unique chapter on global industry and competitor analysis—a common business tool—but a topic not covered in other texts Covers religion as a key determiner of behaviors worldwide to help readers understand why behaviors differ depending on the local context Focuses on corporate analysis, planning, and internationalization—vital corporate practices rarely covered in other textbooks Includes both shorter and longer, more complex cases, thus appealing to both introductory and advanced courses Accompanied by High-Quality AncillariesInstructor Resources on CD are available to qualified instructors by contacting Customer Care at 1-800-818-SAGE (7243)Intended Audience International Business: Managing Globalization is ideal for the Introduction to Business course or for courses focusing on international or global business strategy.

Stand by Me: The Risks and Rewards of Mentoring Today's Youth

by Jean E. Rhodes

A child at loose ends needs help, and someone steps in--a Big Brother, a Big Sister, a mentor from the growing ranks of volunteers offering their time and guidance to more than two million American adolescents. Does it help? How effective are mentoring programs, and how do they work? Are there pitfalls, and if so, what are they? Such questions, ever more pressing as youth mentoring initiatives expand their reach at a breakneck pace, have occupied Jean Rhodes for more than a decade. In this provocative, thoroughly researched, and lucidly written book, Rhodes offers readers the benefit of the latest findings in this burgeoning field, including those from her own extensive, groundbreaking studies. <p><p> Outlining a model of youth mentoring that will prove invaluable to the many administrators, caseworkers, volunteers, and researchers who seek reliable information and practical guidance, Stand by Me describes the extraordinary potential that exists in such relationships, and discloses the ways in which nonparent adults are uniquely positioned to encourage adolescent development. Yet the book also exposes a rarely acknowledged risk: unsuccessful mentoring relationships--always a danger when, in a rush to form matches, mentors are dispatched with more enthusiasm than understanding and preparation--can actually harm at-risk youth. Vulnerable children, Rhodes demonstrates, are better left alone than paired with mentors who cannot hold up their end of the relationships. <p> Drawing on work in the fields of psychology and personal relations, Rhodes provides concrete suggestions for improving mentoring programs and creating effective, enduring mentoring relationships with youth.

Qualitative Interviewing: The Art of Hearing Data

by Dr Herbert J. Rubin Dr Irene S. Rubin

Using in-depth qualitative interviews, authors Herbert J. Rubin and Irene S. Rubin have researched topics ranging from community redevelopment programs to the politics of budgeting and been energized by the depth, thoroughness, and credibility of what was revealed. They describe in-depth qualitative interviewing from beginning to end, from its underlying philosophy and assumptions to project design, analysis and write up.

Passing the Special Education TExES Exam: Keys to Certification and Exceptional Learners

by Elaine L. Wilmore

Gain confidence, lower stress, and raise your TExES exam scores! In this artful guide, TExES test prep veteran Elaine Wilmore breaks down the EC-12 and Supplemental special education test so you can feel calm and confident on test day. Built on her successful test-prep training seminars, she shows how to think like the test was developed and covers: Each special education domain and competency Philosophies behind the test questions Teaching stories that improve answer recall Tips for analyzing test questions Ways to use key words and concepts to improve test results Techniques for in-state and out-of-state test takers

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