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Surviving Internal School Politics: Strategies for Dealing with the Internal Dynamics

by Beverley H. Johns, Sarup R. Mathur & Mary Z. McGrath R&L Education (December 14, 2012)

Surviving Internal Politics provides tools and strategies to assist all educators in dealing with the everyday realities within the school. Included are chapters dealing with teaching in a time of turmoil that...


Curriculum on the Edge of Survival

by Daniel Heller R&L Education (January 16, 2012)

Typically, school curriculum has been viewed through the lens of preparation for the workplace or higher education, both worthy objectives. However, this is not the only lens, and perhaps not even the most powerful...


Banishing Bullying Behavior

by SuEllen Fried & Blanche Sosland R&L Education (October 16, 2011)

Chapter 1Transforming the Culture

Chapter 2Dimensions and Overview of Bullying

Chapter 3Back to Bullying Basics

Chapter 4Getting Specific About Bullying

Chapter 5Cyberbullying: Unimagined Cruelty

Chapter 6Bully Free...


Barriers to Excellence

by Betsy Gunzelmann R&L Education (June 07, 2012)

Barriers to Excellence: The Changes Needed for Our Schools brings a new and different viewpoint to our educational problems in the United States. The reasons behind the academic decline we have seen over the...


Religion in the Public Schools

by Michael D. Waggoner R&L Education (April 10, 2013)

Since September 11, 2001, the profile of religion's role in our global society has increased significantly. Religion has long been a force in people's lives as numerous studies and polls show, yet we continue...


Trusting Teachers with School Success

by Kim Farris-Berg, Edward J. Dirkswager & Amy Junge R&L Education (October 10, 2012)

Lately, our nation’s strategy for improving our schools is mostly limited to “getting tough” with teachers. Blaming teachers for poor outcomes, we spend almost all of our energy trying to control teachers’...


Success and Sanity on the College Campus

by Diana Trevouledes & Ingrid Grieger R&L Education (September 14, 2012)

Written by two experienced college mental health professionals, this practical nuts-and-bolts guide for parents of prospective and current college students offers an insider’s view of the realities and complexities...


From Student to Professor

by Carol A. Mullen R&L Education (August 06, 2012)

From Student to Professor is the doorway through which readers experience graduate school life, from both sides of the lectern. This guide not only discusses how students may adjust to- and succeed in graduate...


Plato Was Wrong!

by David Shapiro R&L Education (March 08, 2012)

This book is a compendium of lesson plans for classroom exercises designed to foster philosophical inquiry with young people. It introduces the reader to a wide range of activities for exploring philosophical...


Discipline without Anger

by Doug Campbell R&L Education (March 14, 2012)

Ever since the first schools opened their doors, teachers have struggled to find ways to successfully deal with misbehaving students. Many have found nothing but stress and frustration in their attempts to bring...


Beyond Tourism: A Practical Guide to Meaningful Educational Travel

by Kenneth Cushner R&L Education (September 10, 2004)

Cushner integrates current research on the intercultural experience and relates it to his personal travel experiences while providing guidelines to enable educators to integrate reflective travel as an active...


From the Margins to the Mainstream: Enhancing Social Awareness in the Social Studies Classroom

by Kenneth Cushner & Joanne Dowdy R&L Education (February 27, 2014)

Understanding and addressing social justice concerns has become a central focus in an increasing number of schools as well as teacher education programs. The activities in this book are grounded in the recognition...


What Works!: Successful Writing Strategies for National Board Certification

by Bobbie Faulkner R&L Education (March 31, 2014)

WHAT WORKS! offers dozens of writing strategies to clearly and convincingly explain your teaching practice to the National Board Assessors. Writing for the National Board is a type of technical writing teachers...


Unlocking the Moviemaking Mind: Tales of Voice, Vision, and Video from K-12 Classrooms

by Michael Schoonmaker & John M. Wolf R&L Education (January 16, 2014)

Unlocking the Moviemaking Mind explores how our innate abilities as storytellers can be used in the K-12 classroom to stimulate new approaches to learning. Relying on data collected during a multi-year research...


Standardized Testing Skills: Strategies, Techniques, Activities To Help Raise Students' Scores

by Guinevere Durham R&L Education (January 30, 2014)

These young children now experience the stress of having to “pass” the test in order to be promoted (a process continued through high school graduation.). Standardized Testing Skills provides the materials...


Can Schools Survive?: Questions to Ask, Actions to Take

by Keen Babbage R&L Education (March 12, 2014)

Can Schools Survive? raises essential questions about the current status of schools and about the future of schools. The book explores vital questions to answer and considers actions to take so schools can begin...


Internships for Today's World: A Practical Guide for High Schools and Community Colleges

by Joan E. McLachlan & Patricia Hess R&L Education (March 18, 2014)

The authors describe practical, field-tested practices, implementation guidelines developed through research, best practices, and all other elements necessary for a quality internship program in high schools...


Writing with At-Risk Youth: The Pongo Teen Writing Method

by Richard Gold R&L Education (January 31, 2014)

This book describes a specific program for teaching and mentoring expressive writing by at-risk youth—a program that can generate transformative change in the teens, and generate significant new satisfactions...


10 Models of Teacher Evaluation: The Policies, The People, The Potential

by David Silverberg & Linda Jungwirth R&L Education (February 04, 2014)

Busy administrators lack the training and experience necessary to quickly and efficiently craft a teacher evaluation system that successfully meets the needs of their district. Questions like “What is the...


Closing the Gap between Risk and Resilience: How Struggling Learners Can Cope with the Common Core State Standards

by Harriet D. Porton R&L Education (January 24, 2014)

This text offers lesson plans, realistic advice, and explanations and descriptions focused on how to move academically discouraged students from failure to thrive to success with the Common Core.


Screwed-Up School Reform: Fixing America's Broken Promise

by Bruce S. Cooper & Richard G. Shear R&L Education (September 11, 2012)

In Screwed-Up School Reform, Richard G. Shear and Bruce S. Cooper reveal that generations of school reforms have actively worked to cure the symptoms of “broken schools,” but not the overarching, fundamental...


At-Risk Students: Transforming Student Behavior

by Charisse Beach R&L Education (November 14, 2013)

At-Risk Students: Transforming Student Behavior details the warning signs of disturbing behaviors, which are often overlooked by educators and/or misdiagnosed by mental health professionals. Educators will be...


Online Learning: Strategies for K-12 Teachers

by Wayne Journell R&L Education (August 22, 2013)

As online learning continues to become more prominent in K-12 education, it will be important that teachers are knowledgeable about both the potential of online learning and the challenges associated with moving...


Becoming a School Leader: Applications, Interviews, Examinations and Portfolios

by Charles A. Bonnici R&L Education (November 29, 2013)

There are many master teachers who have excellent organizational and interpersonal relation skills who think about becoming assistant principals and principals. Becoming a School Leader is designed primarily...


The HM Learning and Study Skills Program: Level 2: Student Text

by Judy Tilton Brunner & Matthew S. Hudson R&L Education (November 21, 2013)

The hm Learning and Study Skills Program: Level II was designed to provide an introduction to learning and study skills for 8th, 9th, and 10th grade students through a series of activity-oriented units. It is...


The HM Learning and Study Skills Program: Level 2: Teacher's Guide

by Judy Tilton Brunner & Matthew S. Hudson R&L Education (November 21, 2013)

The hm Learning and Study Skills Program: Level II was designed to provide an introduction to learning and study skills for 8th, 9th, and 10th grade students through a series of activity-oriented units. It is...


Accountability is the Key: Unlocking School Potential through Enhanced Educational Leadership

by John Hunt R&L Education (November 14, 2013)

A Nation at Risk in 1983. The most recent trend has been to tie administrative evaluations to student performance, increasing stress among administrators at all levels. This book considers input of current administrators...


Individualized Learning with Technology: Meeting the Needs of High School Students

by Christine Bernat & Richard J. Mueller R&L Education (November 14, 2013)

This book can be a starting point for secondary education majors, high school teachers, and administrators to begin to consider how individualizing instruction could be done for high school students. With computerized...


Academic Success: Applying Learning Theory in the Classroom

by Marie Menna Pagliaro R&L Education (October 04, 2013)

Beginning with guiding teachers in establishing a positive and supportive learning environment for student achievement, Academic Success then presents a review of behavioral, constructivist, and cognitive learning...


Student Assessment: Fast, Frequent, and Formative

by Debra J. Dirksen R&L Education (November 01, 2013)

In this book, the author provides strategies and techniques, such as the use of graphic organizers, quick writes, and journaling, to be used as formative assessments. Specific information about each tool and...


Breaking the Cycle: How Schools Can Overcome Urban Challenges

by Nancy Brown Diggs R&L Education (October 09, 2013)

America’s failure to educate its urban children is evidenced by our woeful statistics. If it is possible to turn around this bleak picture—and it is—this is a story well worth telling. And this is what...


Narrowing the Achievement Gap: Schools and Parents Can Do It

by William Alfred Sampson R&L Education (October 02, 2013)

The book details an effort to help poor black and poor Latino families learn to do the things necessary to help their children to do better in school, and argues that this family centered approach, while complicated,...


The Systems Thinking School: Redesigning Schools from the Inside-Out

by Peter A. Barnard R&L Education (September 19, 2013)

This book uses systems thinking to explain and describe the management unlearning and new learning needed to create deep and fundamental changes to the way schools operate as complete learning entities. It explains...


Teaching What Can't Be Taught: The Shaman's Strategy

by David Rigoni R&L Education (August 27, 2002)

Some of life's most important lessons cannot be explicitly taught and learned. David Rigoni uses a shaman metaphor to examine how the most important learning in a professional program takes place between the...


School Communication that Works: A Patron-focused Approach to Delivering Your Message

by Kenneth S. DeSieghardt R&L Education (September 13, 2013)

Based on more than 20 years of research data, and filled with real-life examples and specific recommendations, School Communication that Works explains what your patrons really care about (and wish you’d talk...


Debating Single-Sex Education: Separate and Equal?

by Frances R. Spielhagen R&L Education (July 01, 2013)

This book examines the history of single-sex classes and legislation that has over time evolved to render the reform legal, even though it continues to be subject to public scrutiny and litigation. The book...


Math Remediation for the College Bound: Homework, Sample Tests, and Answer Keys

by Daryao Khatri R&L Education (June 16, 2011)

This booklet is designed to accompany the main book, Math Remediation for the College-Bound: How Teachers Can Close the Gap, from the Basics through Algebra. Each chapter of the booklet consists of five sections:...


Consensus: Education Reform Is Possible

by William Hayes R&L Education (July 01, 2013)

The purpose of this book is to help the reader understand our differences and to suggest a way that we can reach a consensus on education reform.


Wake Up Counselors!: Restoring Counseling Services for Troubled Teens

by William L. Fibkins R&L Education (June 20, 2013)

Many once open doors for help are now closed, and schools' counseling services are failing many students, parents, and educators in need of intervention. This book provides a new model in which well-trained...


Before Conflict: Preventing Aggressive Behavior

by John D. Byrnes R&L Education (July 09, 2002)

In Before Conflict: Preventing Aggressive Behavior, John Byrnes gets to the heart of the concept of aggression prevention. Rather than look strictly at violence and all its implications - fatalities, crime,...


Musi-matics!: Music and Arts Integrated Math Enrichment Lessons

by Karin K. Nolan R&L Education (January 16, 2009)

Musi-Matics! has also successfully been used in college classes for elementary education and music education methods courses. This book guides teachers and future teachers through the lesson planning process...


Creating Partnerships with Parents: An Educator's Guide

by Donald Lueder R&L Education (October 25, 2000)

Are you wondering how to nurture a better relationship with the parents of your students? This book provides teachers with comprehensive methods to bridge the gap between school and home in order to enhance...


On Grades and Grading: Supporting Student Learning through a More Transparent and Purposeful Use of Grades

by Timothy Quinn R&L Education (July 19, 2013)

Educators will find both concrete strategies for improving their grading systems and policies and, perhaps most importantly, a rich resource for improving student learning. Ultimately, Quinn hopes to create...


Math Remediation for the College Bound: How Teachers Can Close the Gap, from the Basics through Algebra

by Daryao Khatri R&L Education (June 16, 2011)

Algebra is the language that must be mastered for any course that uses math because it is the gateway for entry into any science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) discipline. This book fosters...


How Real Teachers Learn to Engage All Learners

by Sarah J. Noonan R&L Education (June 16, 2013)

Practical models and strategies presented in this book will help teachers address the important challenges facing schools today, including supporting disadvantaged learners, raising student achievement, and...


The Flourishing Principal: Strategies for Self-Renewal

by Kathleen Adams & Rosemary Lohndorf R&L Education (May 16, 2013)

In this innovative workbook, you’ll be expertly guided through The Flourishing Principals. Eight strengths-based, solution-focused strategies for self-renewal are designed to support principals like you. More...


The Teacher's Journal: A Workbook for Self -Discovery

by Kathleen Adams & Marise Barreiro R&L Education (May 16, 2013)

In this innovative workbook you’ll be expertly guided through a journey of self-discovery, back to the roots of your story, your evolution as a teacher, and the rituals and routines that help or hurt. You’ll...


Embracing Risk in Urban Education: Curiosity, Creativity, and Courage in the Era of "No Excuses" and Relay Race Reform

by Alice E. Ginsberg R&L Education (February 01, 2012)

Ginsberg argues that in the effort to reduce the achievement gap and mitigate the pejorative label of ‘at-risk,’ we are in danger of eliminating risk from education entirely. This is especially the case...


Matching Your Message to the Audience: A Practical Guide to Structuring Language for New Administrators

by Robert A. Pauker & Mike Hibbard R&L Education (March 28, 2013)

Matching Your Message to the Audience provides school administrators with principles and practical steps for creating messages that encourage a positive response. The reader learns strategies for matching the...


The Teacher's Gradebook: Strategies for Student Success

by Barry Raebeck R&L Education (July 16, 2002)

In this book, Raebeck shares the grading strategies that he uses so successfully with his own students. Ample discussion is given to not only grading techniques, but also to other important issues for the educator...