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Professional Development Resource:
Effective Classroom Assessment

Catherine Garrison, Dennis Chandler, & Michael Ehringhaus

The latest book in NMSA's Professional Development Series
Research shows that when teachers effectively use formative and summative assessment practices, students who typically perform at the lower level of achievement show the greatest gains. Engaged students take ownership of their learning and become the center of their own success.

Published by NMSA
PLU5865 $6.25

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Teaching English Language Learners K-12: A Quick Start Guide for the New Teacher (paperback)

Jerry Jesness

Some say that learning a second language is like drinking water from a fire hose. But teaching it does not have to be like standing under Niagara Falls. This is the fundamental message of Jerry Jesness’ new quick-start guide Teaching English Language Learners K-12. In our climate, ELL teachers face immense demands as educators because the ELL class is often the critical, transitional step into a student’s entire education. The author provides specific strategies to address the special challenges for instructors. This valuable resource offers a terrific framework to nurture that motivating spark in English Language learners. For ELL educators, it’s more than a job—it’s a mission!

Published by Corwin Press
PLU5761 $5.00

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On Equal Terms

Scott C Greenwood

With thoughtful teacher guidance, children can be trusted to make good choices. So believes Scott Greenwood and in this book he tells why he believes the teacher-student contract is a good thing. A teaching veteran, he has used learning contracts successfully with his own middle school students. Beginning with his first year of teaching, he entered into a contract in which four students "taught" a novel. They led discussions, assigned chapters, chose important vocabulary, wrote the final test, and were responsible for assessment. Most important, they were engaged.

Published by Heinemann Publishing
PLU5645 $3.00

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Technology to Improve Learning:
Strategies for Middle Level Leaders

Mike Muir

Technology has brought new interest and excitement to teaching. The author demonstrates what middle level leaders should do to provide the leadership necessary for learning with technology, describes several specific strategies and tools, and most important, explains how to support learning with technology through infrastructure considerations, professional development, and much more.

Published by NMSA
P5821 $1.00

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Taking Action on Adolescent Literacy: An Implementation Guide for School Leaders

Judith Irvin, Julie Meltzer, & Melinda Dukes

Even students who are successful readers and writers in the early grades can struggle with demanding texts and writing assignments in secondary schools. But with the leadership plan and action steps in this book, you can continue to build on students' literacy skills and intervene with students who falter. Explore ways to connect literacy instruction to adolescents' needs, interests, and dispositions. Discover how to use assessment data to guide your literacy program. And examine ways to reallocate resources and leadership roles to support a school- or districtwide literacy program.

Published by ASCD
P5828 $5.00

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Getting Excited About Data: Combining People, Passion and Proof to Maximize Student Achievement, second edition

Edie L. Holcomb

Holcomb's resource provides guidance for educators who are ready to explore more sophisticated uses of data. Precise and on target, this excellent new resource enables educators to effectively use their schools' data.

Published by Corwin Press
P5797 $5.00

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Preventative Discipline:
A Teacher's Guide To Classroom Management

Ellen M. Campagna, Colleen G. LeClair & Harriet D. Dempsey

Tried and true! These strategies for effective classroom management, based on building relationships and holding students accountable, lead to a classroom environment which supports student learning. Written by teachers who have a combined experience of more than 40 years teaching in a variety of settings and a variety of content areas, these easy to follow suggestions will help anyone interested in helping their students succeed.

Published by NELMS
P5740 $1.00

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A Professional Development Kit: Assessing Student Progress

Sandra Schurr & John Lounsbury

This do-it-yourself resource will help teachers, teams, or an entire faculty develop ways more effective than grades to assess student progress. Tasks lead users to reassess current practices, consider and experiment with alternative approaches, and initiate portfolios to help studetns become responsible for their own learning.

Published by NMSA
P5650 $5.00

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Implementing Curriculum Integration in Standards-Based Middle Schools—The Principals Role

Jim Snapp

Developing a standards-based, developmentally responsive curriculum is more difficult and more critical than ever before. In this resource, a practicing principal offers a compelling rationale, with specifics, for a curriculum that truly meets the needs of all young adolescents, speaks to their interests and is fully tied to state and national standards.

Published by NMSA
P5809 $5.00

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The Developmentally Responsive Middle Level Principal: A Leadership Model and Measurement Instrument

Vincent A. Anfara, Jr., Kathleen Roney, Claudia Smarkola,
Joseph P. DuCette, Steven J. Gross

Now, we understand the need for effective school leadership and its importance to improved student achievement. This book presents a model of school leadership, developmentally responsive leadership, and provides middle school principals with a tool to assess their effectiveness and level of developmental responsiveness to their students, faculty, and school.

Published by NMSA
P5810 $1.00

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H.E.L.P.—How to Enjoy Living with a Preadolescent

Judith Baenen

These pamphlets help parents know what to expect of young adolescents and why. They offer compassionate, practical solutions to common problems such as forgetting, irritability, power plays friendships, chores, changes in attitudes and values, and changes in relationships. Spanish editions available.

Published by NMSA
P5778 $1.00

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More H.E.L.P.—How to Enjoy Living with a Preadolescent

Judith Baenen

These pamphlets help parents know what to expect of young adolescents and why. They offer compassionate, practical solutions to common problems such as forgetting, irritability, power plays friendships, chores, changes in attitudes and values, and changes in relationships. Spanish editions available.

Published by NMSA
P5779 $1.00

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