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A Glorious Revolution for Youth and Communities: Service-Learning and Model Communities

by George I. Whitehead Iii & Andrew P. Kitzrow R&L Education (March 16, 2010)

This book integrates the ideas of service-learning, positive youth development, and model communities into a book with a comprehensive message about making communities more democratic. Specifically, the authors...


Extreme Writing: Discovering the Writer in Every Student

by Keen J. Babbage R&L Education (March 16, 2010)

This book describes how teachers can build upon the eagerness and skills that students apply to recreational, social, and friendly writing, bringing enjoyment back into writing for students.


Creating a Successful Leadership Style: Principles of Personal Strategic Planning

by Charles A. Bonnici & Bruce S. Cooper R&L Education (April 16, 2011)

Creating a Successful Leadership Style gives practical applications supported by real experiences. It presents the actual situations a principal or assistant principal faces on a day-to-day basis and provides...


College Success Guaranteed: 5 Rules to Make It Happen

by Malcolm Gauld R&L Education (May 16, 2011)

As a lifelong teacher, Malcolm Gauld has watched thousands of kids go off to college. Some return to visit after their first year exuding the vibe of conquering heroes. Others look, well, pretty bummed out....


Shaping the Future with Math, Science, and Technology: Solutions and Lesson Plans to Prepare Tomorrows Innovators

by Dennis Adams & Mary Hamm R&L Education (April 16, 2011)

Shaping the Future with Math, Science, and Technology examines how ingenuity, creativity, and teamwork skills are part of an intellectual toolbox associated with math, science, and technology. The book provides...


God vs. Darwin: The War between Evolution and Creationism in the Classroom

by Mano Singham & Charles J. Russo R&L Education (November 16, 2009)

This book deftly answers complex questions: Why is there such intense antagonism to the teaching of evolution in the United States? What have the courts said about the various attempts to oppose it? Sprinkled...


Using the Brain to Spell: Effective Strategies for All Levels

by Sally E. Burkhardt R&L Education (September 16, 2010)

This book offers practical advice to teachers unsure of how to teach spelling. Filled with student-centered wisdom, Burkhardt grounds her methods in both theory and practice, providing logical rules and hands-on...


Improving Test Scores in Five Easy Steps: The Silver Bullet

by Gary W. Quinn R&L Education (January 16, 2010)

Through the chapters in this book, a plan will be outlined, that if followed, will improve test scores in any school district. The amount of improvement will be determined by various variables including present...


Enhancing the Professional Practice of Music Teachers: 101 Tips that Principals Want Music Teachers to Know and Do

by Paul G. Young R&L Education (December 16, 2009)

If you want to improve your professional performance and set yourself apart from your colleagues-in any discipline-these tips are for you. If you desire anything less than achieving the very best, you won't...


Teaching for Experiential Learning: Five Approaches That Work

by Scott D. Wurdinger & Julie A. Carlson R&L Education (December 16, 2009)

This book describes how to change the way in which educators conduct business in the classroom. Our current educational systems lack ways to reach today's learners in relevant, meaningful ways. The five approaches...


Steady and Strong: People Skills for Principals

by Russ Thompson R&L Education (November 16, 2010)

In Steady and Strong: People Skills for Principals, Russ Thompson describes his experiences as the successful principal of three urban high schools. The challenges he faced ranged from gang activity and racial...


Mentoring Matters: A Toolkit for Organizing and Operating Student Advisory Programs

by Mark Benigni & Sheryll Petrosky R&L Education (January 16, 2011)

Mentoring Matters is an action plan with all the resources necessary to launch a school-based mentoring program. The forty-five thirty-minute lessons will serve as the foundation of your mentoring program.


Writing Instruction for Generation 2.0

by Gloria E. Jacobs R&L Education (January 16, 2011)

Forward-thinking teachers who wish to understand the 21st century literacies, understand what youth are doing in respect to those literacies, and discover how they can apply this knowledge to classroom instruction...


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...


The Secret Solution: How One Principal Discovered the Path to Success

by Todd Whitaker, Sam Miller & Ryan A. Donlan R&L Education (December 24, 2013)

The secret of effective leadership can elude even the best principals. In The Secret Solution, How One Principal Discovered the Path to Success, a principal travels a journey through four distinct leadership...


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...


Nurturing the Whole Student: Five Dimensions of Teaching and Learning

by Ph. D Mayes & Ellen Williams R&L Education (November 06, 2012)

Nurturing the Whole Student: Five Dimensions of Teaching and Learning begins with the assumption that education is at its best—healthiest, most engaging, and most effective—when it is holistic.


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...


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...


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...


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,...


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...


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...


Workshop Leader's Handbook: Level II Grades 8-10: hm Learning & Study Skills Program

by hm Group R&L Education (April 13, 2000)

This loose-leaf module contains background information, a script for workshop leaders, blackline masters for visuals and handouts and application of learning style and learning theory and learning-style inventory....


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...


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...


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...


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:...


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...


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...


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.


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,...


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...


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...


No Child Left Behind: Past, Present, and Future

by William Hayes & Adam Urbanski R&L Education (August 14, 2008)

While few would quarrel with the goal of the No Child Left Behind legislation, the nation is badly divided over whether the law is having a positive effect on our schools. At the same time, it is also true that...