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The Original and New Editions of Transforming School Culture Compared WHAT’S SIMILAR? A framework for understanding how school cultures operate and how leaders can overcome staff division Exploration of many aspects of human behavior, social conditions, and history Introduction to the four types of educators: Believers, Fundamentalists, Tweeners, and Survivors Guidance for working with each group of educators to transform school culture Descriptions of the prevailing beliefs and assumptions of each of group and the dynamics within and among the groups Information drawing upon Dr. Muhammad's study of real schools from around the United States

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WHAT’S DIFFERENT? New insight into Believers, Fundamentalists, Tweeners, and Survivors An updated research base, including over sixty new references Examination of the impact of the Every Student Succeeds Act and Common Core State Standards Reflections on No Child Left Behind Further guidance on what it takes to be a transformational leader A new chapter of frequently asked questions focused on school culture, leadership, and the four types of educators


Expert Spotlight Anthony Muhammad What inspired you to develop books and professional development focused on transforming school culture? After spending nearly 20 years as a public-school educator, I decided to enter the world of consulting as a PLC advocate. As I worked with schools on the implementation of the PLC process, I found that some schools seemed more prepared to benefit from the guidance, and others were resistant to the ideas, no matter how profound the argument. This experience inspired me to start to research the impact of culture on school performance. I wanted to understand why some cultures were healthy and some were toxic and to provide practitioners with a sound, research-based set of strategies that anyone could use to transform their culture. What will educators find most valuable in your resources and professional development? I think educators will find my resources are logical, effective, and make good common sense. I also think

they will find my writing to be an effective balance of empirical evidence and practical ideas. Readers will be able to easily identify with the dilemmas presented in my literature and be able to find effective ways to solve those problems. What challenges will it help them overcome? The school culture resources will help educators in several ways. First, they will be able to understand the social dynamics and conditions that make

community in the process of collaboration and producing an environment where all students can thrive. What’s new in your second edition of Transforming School Culture? The latest edition features new insight into the four types of educators, as well as new supporting research. I explore connections to the Every Student Succeeds Act and Common Core State Standards, and reflect on No Child Left

Educators will understand and be prepared to engage the entire school community in the process of collaboration and producing an environment where all students can thrive.� progressive change difficult. Understanding is half the battle. Secondly, they will be able to gain insight into what strategies and behaviors prepare people for embracing change and what behaviors undermine the change process. Finally, educators will understand and be prepared to engage the entire school

Behind’s impact on education. Finally, chapter 9 is brand new and offers answers to questions I have frequently been asked since the first edition of Transforming School Culture was released in 2009. These questions and answers center on school culture, leadership, Believers, Tweeners, Survivors, and Fundamentalists.

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Building a PLC is the most promising strategy for sustained, substantive school improvement. Discover resources that will help future educators ensure learning for all.

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Transforming School Culture How to Overcome Staff Division By Anthony Muhammad Foreword by Richard DuFour and Rebecca DuFour

NEW Second Edition The second edition of this best-selling resource delivers powerful, new insight into the four types of educators and how to work with each group to create thriving schools. The book also includes Dr. Muhammad’s latest research and a new chapter of frequently asked questions. 192 pages | Pub date: July 2017

Consider the characteristics of positive school cultures and how your school’s culture and climate may differ.

Study the author’s research and observations of 34 schools—11 elementary schools, 14 middle schools, and 9 high schools— and how the behavior of the schools’ staff supported or hindered student achievement.

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Understand why teachers can no longer work in isolation to improve student performance.

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78BCB–BKF793 $29.95 USD | $37.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-945349-30-0

Responding to the Every Student Succeeds Act With the PLC at Work™ Process By Richard DuFour, Rebecca DuFour, and Douglas Reeves Foreword by Jon Saphier

NEW The passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) presents US educators and local and state legislators with a rare opportunity: to reconceive schooling to better address students’ needs. The authors showcase how to make the most of this opportunity by fully committing to the Professional Learning Communities at Work™ process, which holds the greatest potential for maximizing student achievement.

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Gain a brief history of United States education.

Assess what roles federal and state governments play in K–12 education with the adoption of ESSA.

Understand the importance of using the PLC at Work™ process to respond to ESSA.

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78BCB–BKF784 $24.95 USD | $31.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-945349-07-2

176 pages | Pub date: September 2017

Taking Action A Handbook for RTI at Work™ By Austin Buffum, Mike Mattos, and Janet Malone NEW Response to intervention (RTI) is the most effective process for ensuring students receive the time and support to learn at high levels. This comprehensive implementation guide covers every element required to build a successful RTI at Work™ program in schools. The authors share step-by-step actions for implementing the essential elements, the tools needed to support implementation, and tips for engaging and supporting educators.

Review the revised RTI at Work™ pyramid and its three tiers.

Understand how RTI at Work™ builds on the PLC at Work™ process.

Learn what roles teacher teams, leadership teams, and schoolwide teams play in an RTI at Work™ intervention structure.

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78BCB–BKF684 $37.95 USD | $47.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-942496-17-5

320 pages | Pub date: September 2017

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F E AT U R E D C O M P A N I O N R E S O U R C E S Learning by Doing A Handbook for Professional Learning Communities at WorkTM By Richard DuFour, Rebecca DuFour, Robert Eaker, Thomas W. Many, and Mike Mattos Bestseller Third edition Discover how to close the knowing-doing gap and transform your school or district into a high-performing PLC. The powerful third edition of this comprehensive action guide updates and expands on new and significant PLC topics. Explore fresh strategies, tools, and tips for hiring and retaining new staff, creating team-developed common formative assessments, implementing systematic interventions, and more.

Build a shared knowledge of critical vocabulary and the concepts underlying key PLC terms.

Equip yourself with the knowledge and tools necessary to model effective reciprocal accountability.

Make honest assessments of your school by examining conventional practices from a fresh, critical perspective.

304 pages; | Pub date: May 2016

78BCB–BKF746 $39.95 USD | $50.00 CAD ISBN 978-1-943874-37-8

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Concise Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About Professional Learning Communities at Work™ By Mike Mattos, Richard DuFour, Rebecca DuFour, Robert Eaker, and Thomas W. Many Designed as a companion resource to Learning by Doing: A Handbook for Professional Learning Communities at Work™ (3rd ed.), this quick-reference guidebook is a must-have for administrators and teachers working to create and sustain a PLC. 192 pages | Pub date: May 2016

Receive concise answers to frequently asked questions about becoming a PLC.

Address the four critical questions that guide teacher collaboration through the PLC process.

Review essential PLC vocabulary. 78BCB–BKF705 $34.95 USD | $44.00 CAD ISBN 978-1-942496-63-2

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In Praise of American Educators And How They Can Become Even Better By Richard DuFour Foreword by Robert Eaker

Foreword Reviews’ 2015 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Finalist

Bestseller Explore the state of education today. In this thoughtprovoking book, the author presents a compelling case for why contemporary American educators are the greatest generation in history. He carefully explains why current national reform policies have failed and presents specific steps policymakers, administrators, and teachers must take to transform American schools to meet student needs in the 21st century.

Critique the commonly presented media messages about schooling in America.

Consider the evidence for why the present generation of American educators has accomplished more than previous generations.

Evaluate the assumptions driving policies set up to improve schooling.

Discover the four essential pillars of the PLC foundation.

312 pages | Pub date: July 2015

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Academic Discipline: Educational Psychology (EDP); Educational Leadership (EDL)

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78BCB–BKF702 $34.95 USD | $44.00 CAD ISBN 978-1-942496-57-1

Leaders of Learning How District, School, and Classroom Leaders Improve Student Achievement By Richard DuFour and Robert J. Marzano Bestseller Together, the authors focus on district leadership, principal leadership, and team leadership and address how individual teachers can be most effective in leading students—by learning with colleagues how to implement the most promising pedagogy in their classrooms. 248 pages | Pub date: June 2011

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78BCB–BKF455 $29.95 USD | $37.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-935542-66-7

Selected by: University of Mary Hardin-Baylor; Our Lady of Holy Cross College; University of North Florida; Virginia Tech University

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Revisiting Professional Learning Communities at WorkTM New Insights for Improving Schools By Richard DuFour, Rebecca DuFour, and Robert Eaker Bestseller This 10th-anniversary sequel to the pivotal book Professional Learning Communities at WorkTM offers advanced insights on deep implementation, the commitment/ consensus issue, and the human side of PLCs. Gain greater knowledge of common mistakes to avoid and new discoveries for success. 544 pages | Pub date: June 2008

Discover specific, practical recommendations for transforming schools into PLCs so that students learn at higher levels. Connect descriptions of the PLC framework with real-life examples from educators who have implemented the concept. Reinforce core beliefs of the PLC concept while tackling the misconceptions and common problems educators face during the transition to a PLC. 78BCB–BKF252 $37.95 USD | $47.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-934009-32-1

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Simplifying Common Assessment A Guide for Professional Learning Communities at Work™ By Kim Bailey and Chris Jakicic Built on the process featured in Common Formative Assessment: A Toolkit for PLCs at Work™, this book demonstrates how educators can develop effective and efficient assessments. The authors simplify assessment development to give teacher teams the confidence to write and use team-designed common formative assessments that help ensure all students master essential skills and concepts. 160 pages | Pub date: November 2016

Learn the different purposes that wide-angle questions and close-up questions serve in reaching assessment goals.

Understand different types of assessments and what the data gained from each of them can reveal.

Frame assessment and feedback methods to pursue the end goal of learning for all.

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Common Formative Assessment A Toolkit for Professional Learning Communities at WorkTM By Kim Bailey and Chris Jakicic Foreword by Richard DuFour and Rebecca DuFour

Bestseller The catalyst for real student improvement begins with a decision to implement common formative assessments. In this conversational guide, the authors offer tools, templates, and protocols to incorporate common formative assessments into the practices of a PLC to monitor and enhance student learning. 144 pages | Pub date: October 2011

Gain strategies for how to identify and unwrap power standards to use as the basis for learning targets and common formative assessments.

Use protocols and reproducibles to facilitate the formative assessment process.

Get tools to create pacing guides and to design units for conducting and responding to assessments.

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Academic Discipline: Assessment, Learning, and School Improvement (ALSI); Educational Administration, Master of Education degree (EADM)

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Breaking With Tradition The Shift to Competency-Based Learning in PLCs at Work™ By Brian M. Stack and Jonathan G. Vander Els Foreword By Chris Sturgis

NEW Shifting to competency-based learning allows educators to replace traditional, ineffective systems with a personalized, student-centered approach. Throughout the resource, the authors explore how the components of PLCs promote the principles of competency-based education and share real-world examples from practitioners who have made the transition.

Evaluate the qualities of true competency-based schools and the flaws in traditional schooling.

Consider the foundational role that PLCs have in establishing competency-based schools.

Gain tips for successfully implementing competencybased learning, grading, and assessment practices.

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Est. 200 pages | Pub date: September 2017

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78BCB–BKF780 $34.95 USD | $44.00 CAD ISBN 978-1-943874-89-7

Global Perspectives Professional Learning Communities at WorkTM in International Schools Edited by Timothy S. Stuart Contributors: Paul Buckley, Treena Casey, Anthea Clifton, Joshua Curnett, Darin L. Fahrney, David Hoss, Chip Kimball, Daniel L. Machacek, Tico Oms, Devin R. Pratt, Vicki Rameker-Rogers, Peter Round, Jennifer L. Sparrow, Timothy S. Stuart Foreword by Richard DuFour

Transform your school into a highperforming, student-centered PLC. Tailored specifically to international schools, this resource will guide you through every aspect of PLC implementation. The book’s contributors are all internationalschool educators with firsthand experience successfully reculturing their schools into PLCs. They offer real-world examples, strategies, and techniques for taking your school from good to great.

Define the professional learning community process and understand its benefit to international schools.

Shift from a teacher-focused school to a learning-focused culture.

Understand the strengths and challenges of implementing PLCs in already high-performing schools.

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78BCB–BKF713 $29.95 USD | $37.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-942496-80-9

208 pages | Pub date: July 2016

Making Teamwork Meaningful Leading Progress-Driven Collaboration in a PLC at WorkTM By William M. Ferriter, Parry Graham, and Matt Wight Focus on developing people—not just improving test scores. The authors examine how staffing decisions can strengthen professional learning communities and explore actions that can help school leaders safeguard their schools against complacency.

Develop hiring and support practices that can change staff turnover into an opportunity to strengthen your PLC.

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Create meaningful learning teams for all staff—even specialists and singletons in small schools.

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Gain skills critical for teachers to work effectively in collaborative groups.

128 pages | Pub date: December 2012

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78BCB–BKF548 $29.95 USD | $37.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-936765-29-4

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The Collaborative Administrator Working Together as a Professional Learning Community By Austin Buffum, Cassandra Erkens, Charles Hinman, Susan B. Huff, Lillie G. Jessie, Terri L. Martin, Mike Mattos, Anthony Muhammad, Peter Noonan, Geri Parscale, Eric Twadell, Jay Westover, and Kenneth C. Williams Foreword by Robert Eaker Introduction by Richard DuFour

Bestseller In a culture of shared leadership, the administrator’s role is more important than ever. This book addresses your toughest challenges with practical strategies and inspiring insight.

Understand the administrator’s role in a culture of shared leadership.

Learn how administrators can maintain the right balance of loose and tight leadership to build profound, lasting trust.

Explore the principles that strengthen principal leadership.

Overcome the practical obstacles of creating a PLC.

264 pages | Pub date: June 2008

78BCB–BKF256 $34.95 USD | $44.00 CAD ISBN 978-1-934009-37-6

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The Collaborative Teacher Working Together as a Professional Learning Community By Cassandra Erkens, Chris Jakicic, Lillie G. Jessie, Dennis King, Sharon V. Kramer, Thomas W. Many, Mary Ann Ranells, Ainsley B. Rose, Susan K. Sparks, and Eric Twadell Foreword by Rebecca DuFour

Define and implement best practices for collaborative teacher leadership in a PLC.

Discover how to work together for student learning and how to create a guaranteed and viable curriculum.

Introduction by Richard DuFour

Bestseller Transform education from inside the classroom. This book delivers best practices of collaborative teacher leadership, supporting the strategies with research and real classroom stories.

232 pages | Pub date: June 2008

Explore the many ways data can be utilized to inform instruction. 78BCB–BKF257 $34.95 USD | $44.00 CAD ISBN 978-1-934009-36-9

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Raising the Bar and Closing the Gap Whatever It Takes By Richard DuFour, Rebecca DuFour, Robert Eaker, and Gayle Karhanek Bestseller This expansion of Whatever It Takes uses case studies to sharpen the focus on the pyramid of interventions strategy, present new insights, and explain how PLC intervention processes align with RTI legislation. 256 pages | Pub date: November 2009

Explore time-tested intervention insights built on the PLC knowledge base.

Learn from real challenges experienced by educators throughout North America.

Use the reproducibles and tools with your staff and team members.

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Professional Learning Communities at WorkTM and Virtual Collaboration On the Tipping Point of Transformation By Richard DuFour and Casey Reason Learn how to combine the capacities of the PLC at WorkTM process and powerful technology tools to transform teaching and learning. Realize the potential of virtual collaboration to support the PLC process, and discover research-based strategies for reaching sustained levels of deeper learning.

216 pages | Pub date: July 2015

Learn about the three strategic levels for organizing virtual teams, and consider the 10 dimensions for engineering a strategic e-connection. Gain insights on how to organize virtual and face-to-face teaming in order to bolster success. 78BCB–BKF673 $29.95 USD | $37.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-935542-93-3

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A Leader’s Companion Inspiration for Professional Learning Communities at WorkTM By Robert Eaker, Rebecca DuFour, and Richard DuFour Treat yourself to daily moments of reflection with inspirational quotes collected from a decade of work by renowned PLC experts. The uplifting wisdom inside this book will fuel your passion to be a leader in your PLC. 136 pages; hardcover | Pub date: June 2007

Find inspiration and motivation within daily reminders on the importance of education.

Stay focused on the critical work involved in maintaining a successful PLC.

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Renew your enthusiasm for teaching.

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78BCB–BKF227 $17.95 USD | $22.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-934009-05-5

Cultures Built to Last Systemic PLCs at WorkTM By Richard DuFour and Michael Fullan Bestseller Take your professional learning community to the next level! Discover a systemwide approach for re-envisioning your PLC while sustaining growth and continuing momentum on your journey. You’ll move beyond pockets of excellence while allowing every person to be an instrument of lasting cultural change. 104 pages | Pub date: May 2013

Determine how a systemic approach to PLCs is essential to a collaborative culture.

Achieve the coherence and clarity necessary to maintaining a healthy PLC.

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Find a balance between maintaining focus and generating creativity.

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78BCB–BKF579 $24.95 USD | $31.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-936764-74-7

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A New Way Introducing Higher Education to Professional Learning Communities at WorkTM By Robert Eaker and Debra Sells Discover how to implement professional learning community practices in colleges and universities. Explore how the PLC process can reshape the way leaders think and work together to drive student achievement. Practical and researchbased, the process carries significant potential for improving results in higher education. 224 pages; higher education | Pub date: October 2015

Craft a clear purpose and review the three big ideas of a PLC.

Learn the key questions that collaborative teams must answer to improve student learning in university settings.

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Explore strategies for dealing with people who are unwilling to change their practices.

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Discover ways for improving academic advising and recruitment plans.

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78BCB–BKF690 $29.95 USD | $37.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-942496-29-8

Kid by Kid, Skill by Skill Teaching in a Professional Learning Community at WorkTM By Robert Eaker and Janel Keating

Foreword Reviews’ 2015 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Finalist

This book explores professional learning communities from a teacher’s perspective. Focused chapters survey effective and collaborative team actions, instructional practices that enhance teacher efficiency, and the role teacher judgment and classroom context play in determining instructional outcomes.

224 pages | Pub date: July 2015

Understand the positive effect the PLC at Work™ process has on improving school culture, staff morale, and student achievement. Use collaborative teams to boost teacher and student expectations and foster an environment that promotes higher-level learning for all students.

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78BCB–BKF694 $34.95 USD | $44.00 CAD ISBN 978-1-942496-37-3

C O M PA N I O N R E S O U R C E S Every School, Every Team, Every Classroom District Leadership for Growing Professional Learning Communities at WorkTM By Robert Eaker and Janel Keating The PLC journey begins with a dedication to ensuring the learning of every student. Using many examples and reproducible tools, the authors explain the need to focus on creating simultaneous top-down and bottom-up leadership. Learn how to grow PLCs by encouraging innovation at every level. 240 pages | Pub date: October 2011

Understand the real work that districts must do to ensure that every school implements PLC practices.

Explore how to build excitement and commitment to the PLC mission.

Build shared knowledge of PLC practices with school board members, principals, teams, individual teachers, and the broader community.

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Simplifying Response to Intervention Four Essential Guiding Principles By Austin Buffum, Mike Mattos, and Chris Weber Bestseller The sequel to Pyramid Response to Intervention advocates that a successful RTI model begins by asking the right questions to create a fundamentally effective learning environment for every student. RTI is not a series of implementation steps, but rather a way of thinking. Understand why bureaucratic, paperwork-heavy, complianceoriented, test-score-driven approaches fail. Then learn how to create a focused RTI model that works.

Use the four guiding principles to guide thinking and implementation.

Shift to a culture of collective responsibility, and build team structures for collaboration.

Define essential learnings in a program of concentrated instruction.

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78BCB–BKF506 $36.95 USD | $46.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-935543-65-7

232 pages | Pub date: October 2011

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Professional Learning Communities at WorkTM Best Practices for Enhancing Student Achievement By Richard DuFour and Robert Eaker Bestseller The book that launched a school improvement movement offers research-based recommendations drawn from best practices still found in schools nationwide. Readers gain specific, practical how-to information about transforming schools into learningfocused, results-oriented PLCs.

Initiate, implement, and sustain a change process.

Work collaboratively to design an effective research-based curriculum.

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Create meaningful partnerships with parents.

360 pages | Pub date: January 1998

78BCB–BKF032 $34.95 USD | $44.00 CAD ISBN 978-1-879639-60-7

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Education (EDUC); Seminar: Professional Collaboration in Schools (SESE)

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Leading by Design An Action Framework for PLC at WorkTM Leaders By Cassandra Erkens and Eric Twadell Foreword by Richard DuFour

After interviewing and observing principals, administrators, and teachers, the authors identify seven leadership practices that effective PLC leaders share, along with the techniques that have led them to sustainable success. 216 pages | Pub date: January 2012

Examine the seven leadership practices of highly effective PLC leaders.

Build a clear and effective leadership framework.

Gain insight from teachers, principals, and administrators.

Face the challenges of unhealthy and unproductive collaborative teams. 78BCB–BKF430 $34.95 USD | $44.00 CAD ISBN 978-1-935542-29-2

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On Common Ground The Power of Professional Learning Communities Edited by Richard DuFour, Robert Eaker, and Rebecca DuFour By Roland Barth, Rebecca DuFour, Richard DuFour, Robert Eaker, Barbara Eason-Watkins, Michael Fullan, Lawrence W. Lezotte, Douglas Reeves, Jonathon Saphier, Mike Schmoker, Dennis Sparks, and Rick Stiggins

Confront issues that impede student success.

Leverage best strategies for raising student achievement.

Bestseller Examine a colorful cross section of educators’ experiences with PLCs. This collection of insights from education leaders throughout North America highlights the benefits of PLCs.

Support the premise that educators who embrace learning enable students to succeed. 78BCB–BKF180 $37.95 USD | $47.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-932127-42-3

272 pages; hardcover | Pub date: February 2005

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Getting Started Reculturing Schools to Become Professional Learning Communities By Robert Eaker, Richard DuFour, and Rebecca DuFour Bestseller Get answers to the most common question posed by educators seeking to build and sustain a PLC: Where do we begin? Readers access a solid conceptual framework and concrete illustrations of how schools operate when they are functioning as PLCs. 200 pages | Pub date: January 2002 78BCB–BKF120 $29.95 USD | $37.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-879639-89-8

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Building a Professional Learning Community at WorkTM A Guide to the First Year By Parry Graham and William M. Ferriter Foreword by Richard DuFour and Rebecca DuFour

Bestseller This play-by-play guide to implementing PLC concepts uses a story to focus each chapter. The authors analyze the story, highlighting good decisions and mistakes. They offer research behind best practice and wrap up each chapter with practical recommendations and tools.

Get a compelling, accessible narrative to grasp PLC problems and solutions.

Read the book cover to cover or select chapters for minilessons.

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78BCB–BKF273 $34.95 USD | $44.00 CAD ISBN 978-1-934009-59-8

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Professional Learning Communities at WorkTM Plan Book By Rebecca DuFour, Richard DuFour, and Robert Eaker Bestseller Teachers love this plan book! This great organizer, with 40 weekly planning pages and space for eight class periods, is also a process book packed with creative ideas, activities, and inspirational success stories that address crucial, teacherspecific PLC concepts.

Get an overview of the three big ideas that shape a PLC, cultural shifts that schools can expect, and keys to building highperforming collaborative teams.

Use forms and reproducibles to work with teams more effectively and to collect and organize information about students and classes.

103 pages; spiral-bound | Pub date: June 2006

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Game Plan A Playbook for Developing Winning PLCs at WorkTM By Héctor García, Katherine McCluskey, and Shelley Taylor Foreword by Richard DuFour

Create a uniform game plan to foster a collaborative community of learners, develop a shared focus, and meet growth goals. Explore coaching points you can use to customize strategies for teachers and leaders, who must share collective responsibility to drive lasting change.

Discover why a well-defined game plan is necessary for schools and districts to build solid collaborative relationships.

Explore strategies for keeping key stakeholders involved and committed to your PLC.

Examine how collaborative teams can improve student learning through reviewing and refining curriculum and assessment.

144 pages | Pub date: March 2015

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78BCB–BKF635 $29.95 USD | $37.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-936763-64-1

Collaborating for Success With the Common Core A Toolkit for Professional Learning Communities at WorkTM By Kim Bailey, Chris Jakicic, and Jeanne Spiller Leverage teamwork to integrate the CCSS into your curriculum, and build on a foundational knowledge of PLCs. You’ll gain a comprehensive understanding of the shifts required to implement the standards in core content areas and find tips and strategies for strong collaborative practices. 232 pages | Pub date: July 2013

Gain a comprehensive understanding of the CCSS for English language arts and mathematics.

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Navigate the shifts required by the CCSS for curriculum, instruction, assessment, and intervention.

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Learn how collaborative teams within a PLC provide the support necessary for successful transition to the CCSS.

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Common Core English Language Arts in a PLC at WorkTM series By Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey, and Cynthia L. Uline These teacher guides illustrate how to sustain successful implementation of the Common Core State Standards for English language arts in K–12 instruction, curriculum, assessment, and intervention practices within the powerful Professional Learning Communities at WorkTM process.

Master the CCSS for English language arts and develop common understandings to strengthen instructional practice.

Learn the five fundamental shifts in literacy instruction necessary to enhance students’ language development.

Leader’s Guide; 144 pages | Pub date: March 2013 78BCB–BKF578 $29.95 USD | $37.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-936764-13-6

Grades K–2; 184 pages | Pub date: November 2012

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Grades 3–5; 184 pages | Pub date: October 2012 78BCB–BKF582 $34.95 USD | $44.00 CAD ISBN 978-1-936764-19-8

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Grades 6–8; 184 pages | Pub date: December 2012 78BCB–BKF584 $34.95 USD | $44.00 CAD ISBN 978-1-936764-22-8

Grades 9–12; 184 pages | Pub date: January 2013 78BCB–BKF586 $34.95 USD | $44.00 CAD ISBN 978-1-936764-25-9

Joint publication with the International Literacy Association

Common Core Mathematics in a PLC at Work™ series Edited by Timothy D. Kanold By Thomasenia Lott Adams, Harold Asturias, Diane J. Briars, John A. Carter, Juli K. Dixon, Francis (Skip) Fennell, David Foster, Mardi A. Gale, Timothy D. Kanold, Beth McCord Kobett, Matthew R. Larson, Mona Toncheff, Jonathan A. Wray, and Gwendolyn Zimmermann

These teacher guides illustrate how to sustain successful implementation of the Common Core State Standards for mathematics. Discover what students should learn and how they should learn it. Tools and strategies will help you develop and assess student demonstrations of deep conceptual understanding and procedural fluency. Leader’s Guide; 176 pages | Pub date: June 2012 78BCB–BKF559 $29.95 USD | $37.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-936765-47-8

Discover the five essential paradigm shifts necessary to implement the CCSS for mathematics.

Receive guidance on forming and sustaining collaborative teams in a Professional Learning Community at Work™ culture.

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Grades K–2; 216 pages | Pub date: April 2012 78BCB–BKF566 $34.95 USD | $44.00 CAD ISBN 978-1-936765-97-3

Grades 3–5; 224 pages | Pub date: April 2012

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Grades 6–8; 248 pages | Pub date: October 2012 78BCB–BKF574 $34.95 USD | $44.00 CAD

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High School; 224 pages | Pub date: May 2012

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78BCB–BKF561 $34.95 USD | $44.00 CAD

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Getting District Results A Case Study in Implementing PLCs at WorkTM By Nicholas Jay Myers Foreword by Richard DuFour and Rebecca DuFour

Discover how the largest elementary school district in Illinois became a professional learning community. You’ll walk through each step of the PLC journey to learn how the district approached the most vital components of a successful PLC, such as building shared knowledge, forming collaborative teams, setting priorities, and more.

Follow along closely as District 54 utilizes common formative assessment, establishes systematic intervention and enrichment, administers systemic change, considers effective practices, and more.

Read educators’ firsthand accounts of the PLC process.

Find replicas of the decisionmaking and priority-setting documents District 54 used to find PLC success.

144 pages | Pub date: May 2012

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78BCB–BKF590 $24.95 USD | $31.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-936764-32-7

The Five Disciplines of PLC Leaders By Timothy D. Kanold Foreword by Richard DuFour

Effective leadership in a professional learning community requires practice, patience, and skill. Through engaging examples and accessible language, this book offers a focused framework that will help educators maintain balance and consistent vision as they strengthen the skills of PLC leadership. 216 pages | Pub date: June 2011

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Help other educators clarify their personal vision for the PLC and align daily practices with their goals.

Explore strategies for cultivating individual and team-level autonomy within a culture of accountability and high expectations.

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The School Leader’s Guide to Professional Learning Communities at WorkTM By Richard DuFour and Rebecca DuFour Are you a K–8 principal looking to implement the PLC at WorkTM process? Explore the components needed to lay the foundation, including how to develop a structure that supports collaborative teams, how to focus on effective monitoring strategies, and more. A joint publication with the National Association of Elementary School Principals

112 pages; grades K–8 | Pub date: January 2012

Learn specific, research-based, and actionable steps to develop and lead a PLC.

Focus on the role of the principal in a PLC. 78BCB–BKF489 $24.95 USD | $31.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-935543-36-7

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PLC Yes We Can! General and Special Educators Collaborating in a Professional Learning Community By Heather Friziellie, Julie A. Schmidt, and Jeanne Spiller As states adopt more rigorous academic standards, schools must define how special education fits into standards-aligned curricula, instruction, and assessment. Utilizing PLC practices, general and special educators must develop collaborative partnerships in order to close the achievement gap and maximize learning for all. The authors encourage all educators to take collective responsibility in improving outcomes for students with special needs.

Use the key ideas and four critical questions of a PLC to maximize learning for all students.

Learn when conditions make special education services most effective.

Determine priority standards and study the steps for unpacking these standards into learning targets.

144 pages | Pub date: March 2016

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Solutions for Professional Learning Communities series Implement and sustain a high-performing PLC. These how-to guides—authored by renowned PLC experts—are packed with user-friendly solutions for you and your entire team. You’ll discover practical, research-based strategies for committing to districtwide implementation, investigate why strong leadership is a crucial element of successful PLCs, and explore tools and techniques for monitoring progress to ensure far-reaching, lasting results.

Discover how PLCs can work for singletons and small schools.

Learn how to develop a guiding coalition and foundational common language.

Leverage digital tools to support PLCs.

Gain strategies to build collaboration and leadership capacity.

Explore the impact of PLCs on continuous school improvement.

How to Coach Leadership in a PLC 80 pages | Pub date: May 2015

By Marc Johnson 78BCB–BKF667 $17.95 USD | $22.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-936764-41-9

How to Launch PLCs in Your District 80 pages | Pub date: May 2015

By W. Richard Smith 78BCB–BKF665 $17.95 USD | $22.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-936765-39-3

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How to Use Digital Tools to Support Teachers in a PLC

80 pages | Pub date: May 2015

72 pages | Pub date: April 2015

By Aaron Hansen

By William M. Ferriter

How to Cultivate Collaboration in a PLC

78BCB–BKF675 $17.95 USD | $22.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-942496-00-7

How to Leverage PLCs for School Improvement

80 pages | Pub date: May 2015

72 pages | Pub date: May 2015

By Susan K. Sparks and Thomas W. Many

By Sharon V. Kramer

78BCB–BKF678 $17.95 USD | $22.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-942496-05-2

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Starting a Movement Building Culture From the Inside Out in Professional Learning Communities By Kenneth C. Williams and Tom Hierck Bestseller Infuse energy back into the practices of your PLC. Explore the authors’ four-stage authentic alignment model, which will take you through the Why, Eye, How, and Now of transforming your school’s culture. Through this inspiring guide, you’ll discover how to bridge the gulf between principles and practice to cultivate an empowering environment that is committed to a cycle of continuous improvement. 200 pages | Pub date: August 2015

Use the authentic alignment model to align your schools’ guiding principles and staff actions.

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Learn to express, clarify, and align beliefs so they are meaningful to teachers, staff, and other stakeholders.

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Create maximum buy-in among all members of the school community.

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Update practices to 21st century expectations to ensure learning for all students. 78BCB–BKF234 $29.95 USD | $37.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-936764-66-2

Aligning School Districts as PLCs By Mark Van Clay, Perry Soldwedel, and Thomas W. Many Foreword by Michael Fullan

In order for a professional learning community to achieve its full potential across an entire district, central office staff, building leadership, and teachers must all align their work with each other and the three big ideas of a PLC. 168 pages | Pub date: May 2011

Learn which policies and procedures must be aligned districtwide and why.

Explore the essential tools used to create alignment: defining roles, communicating through data, and using loose and tight forms of leadership.

Understand the responsibilities of each role and how they intersect.

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Protocols for Professional Learning Conversations Cultivating the Art and Discipline By Catherine Glaude Collegial conversations focused on improving student learning may be the most powerful professional development an educator will experience. Examine four collections of protocols to support professional learning conversations, and use them with your colleagues or with students in the classroom. A joint publication with Building Connections Publishing, Inc. Canadian customers: Visit connect2learning.com to order.

96 pages | Pub date: April 2011

Learn protocols that facilitate structured conversations to ensure that less-verbal participants are drawn into the conversation. Discover ways to ease educators into the conversation process while establishing a culture of collaborative communication.

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PLC Collaborative Action Research for Professional Learning Communities By Richard Sagor Constant, high-quality collaborative inquiry sustains PLCs. Become disciplined and deliberative with data as you design and implement program improvements to enhance student learning. Detailed steps show you how to accomplish collaborative action research that drives continuous improvement. 176 pages | Pub date: April 2010

By reinforcing habits of inquiry, an atmosphere of curiosity and a willingness to investigate become part of the everyday school culture.

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Members of a PLC come to see themselves as true professionals, possessing both a body of knowledge and expertise in applying it. Meaningful collaboration creates a dynamic relationship between the individual and community and promotes higher levels of personal satisfaction.

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78BCB–BKF354 $29.95 USD | $37.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-935249-61-0

Creating a Coaching Culture for Professional Learning Communities By Jane A. G. Kise and Beth Russell This practical resource provides activities designed to meet a wide variety of needs so you can choose the ones that fit your leadership style, the learning styles of team members, and the particular needs of the school. 232 pages | Pub date: June 2010

Explore the role of personality type in PLC teams.

Understand how a coaching model can ensure success in a multiyear PLC effort.

Utilize a framework for making constructive use of differences in collaborative work and decision making.

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21st Century Skills & Digital Learning Creating the Anywhere, Anytime Classroom A Blueprint for Learning Online in Grades K–12 By Casey Reason, Lisa Reason, and Crystal Guiler

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NEW Discover how to enhance student learning in online and blended classrooms. This user-friendly resource offers direct guidance on the steps K–12 educators must take to facilitate online learning and maximize student growth using digital tools. Each chapter includes suggestions, tips, and examples tied to pedagogical practices associated with learning online, so you can confidently engage in the best practices with your students.

Use technology tools like online classroom platforms and apps to foster digitally enhanced learning. Understand the benefits of learning online and its advantages over traditional realworld classrooms.

Learn how to effectively facilitate digital learning experiences.

Study the challenges and opportunities teaching online offers.

168 pages | Pub date: February 2017

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EMPOWER Your Students Tools to Inspire a Meaningful School Experience, Grades 6–12 By Lauren Porosoff and Jonathan Weinstein NEW Discover how to use the elements of EMPOWER—exploration, motivation, participation, openness, willingness, empathy, and resilience—to make school a positive, meaningful experience in your students’ lives. This highly practical resource offers enjoyable, engaging classroom activities, as well as strategies for refining teaching practices, incorporating student values into course content, and deeply connecting with learners.

Understand what values are and how they are different from preferences and goals.

Discover how to help students determine what values they want to enact at school and in life.

Examine how to incorporate values work into the classroom curriculum in all disciplines.

Explore examples of classroom experiences that highlight the importance of student empowerment.

248 pages | Pub date: August 2017

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78BCB–BKF791 $34.95 USD | $44.00 CAD ISBN 978-1-945349-24-9

The Global Education Guidebook Humanizing K–12 Classrooms Worldwide Through Equitable Partnerships By Jennifer D. Klein NEW Educators worldwide can build equitable communities that acknowledge humanity while preparing students to thrive in the 21st century. This practical guide takes readers through key steps and strategies for setting up global educational partnerships that benefit all learners. Throughout the book, readers have access to wisdom from global education leaders who have firsthand experience with building global partnerships and assessing programs. 232 pages | Pub date: June 2017

Learn about the components of global citizenship and the domains of global competence.

Gain examples of elementary, middle, and high school partnerships that target global and 21st century competencies students need to develop.

Consider communication platforms, organizations, and strategies for finding and fostering global partnerships and avoiding common pitfalls in forming partnerships.

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Raising the Rigor Effective Questioning Strategies and Techniques for the Classroom By Eileen Depka NEW This user-friendly resource shares questioning strategies and techniques proven to enhance students’ critical thinking skills, deepen their engagement, and better prepare them for college and careers. The author also provides a range of templates, surveys, and checklists for planning instruction, deconstructing academic standards, and increasing classroom rigor. 128 pages | Pub date: February 2017

Real-World Learning Framework for Elementary Schools Digital Tools and Practical Strategies for Successful Implementation

Teach students questioning strategies via Socratic circles and Bloom’s taxonomy.

Discover instructional practices you can use to respond to students’ diverse needs as they develop 21st century skills.

Provide supports that help students reach deep levels of understanding. 78BCB–BKF722 $29.95 USD | $37.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-942496-98-4

Real-World Learning Framework for Secondary Schools Digital Tools and Practical Strategies for Successful Implementation

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NEW Bring about deeper, self-directed learning in elementary school students by exercising cognitive complexity, engagement, and technology integration through real-world project-based instruction. Learn the Create Excellence Framework and take advantage of sample lesson plans from real-world projects to help students partner in their own learning.

Using the Create Excellence Framework, educators can help students find greater fulfillment in learning, while also meeting the guidelines of curriculum standards. Explore the framework’s main components, and understand how to use the framework for classroom, school, and district pursuits. 232 pages | Pub date: September 2015 78BCB–BKF656 $34.95 USD | $44.00 CAD ISBN 978-1-935249-44-3

344 pages | Pub date: April 2017 78BCB–BKF753 $37.95 USD | $47.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-943874-51-4

NOW Classrooms Series Lessons for Enhancing Teaching and Learning Through Technology NEW This practical series presents classroom-tested lessons that connect technology to key learning outcomes and prepare students to succeed in the 21st century.

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21st Century Skills & Digital Learning NEW Different Schools for a Different World By Scott McLeod and Dean Shareski

This resource details six key arguments for why educators must approach schooling differently in the 21st century: (1) information literacy, (2) the economy, (3) learning, (4) boredom, (5) innovation, and (6) equity. Learn how schools are tackling these six arguments head-on in order to help students grow into globally aware citizens, risk-takers, innovators, and literate content consumers.

Examine what makes traditional school reforms counterproductive.

Learn about the common building blocks of deeper learning schools.

Review the research that proves deeper learning environments enhance school results.

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80 pages | Pub date: August 2017

From Pencils to Podcasts Digital Tools for Transforming K–6 Literacy Practices By Katie Stover Kelly and Lindsay Yearta Fully embedding technology into the curriculum is key to preparing students to meet the demands of the 21st century. The authors provide K–6 teachers with practical suggestions for incorporating technology into familiar literacy practices and illustrate ways technology can deepen students’ literacy development. Each chapter includes information about easyto-use technology tools, examples from real classrooms, and step-bystep instructions to get started.

Appraise how 21st century notions of literacy differ from traditional notions of literacy.

Consider research that states why it is crucial to include digital tools in today’s classrooms.

Learn how to enable students to create, communicate, collaborate, share, reflect, and assess through digital means.

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78BCB–BKF689 $34.95 USD | $44.00 CAD ISBN 978-1-942496-27-4

192 pages | Pub date: August 2016

Mindful Assessment The 6 Essential Fluencies of Innovative Learning By Lee Watanabe Crockett and Andrew Churches It is time to rethink the relationship between teaching and learning and assess the crucial skills students need to succeed in the 21st century. The authors assert that educators must focus assessment on mindfulness and feedback for improvement, framing assessment around six fluencies students need to cultivate. The book provides scenarios, lessons, activities, and assessment rubrics. 176 pages | Pub date: August 2016

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Discover the essential fluencies and skills students need for success in the 21st century.

Examine different kinds of assessments and their focuses, strengths, and weaknesses.

Gain assessment rubrics for evaluating students’ skills in the fluencies.

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Game On Using Digital Games to Transform Teaching, Learning, and Assessment By Ryan L. Schaaf and Nicky Mohan Foreword by Ian Jukes

Discover how digital gaming can improve learning and prepare students for successful futures. The authors—both experienced educators and enthusiastic gamers—contend that students of the 21st century communicate and learn differently than previous generations. By incorporating digital games into lessons, student learning will more accurately reflect the interactive, engaging reality students experience outside the classroom and better prepare them for college and careers. 160 pages | Pub date: November 2016

Learn why students of the digital generation require different learning and teaching methods than previous generations.

Discover the benefits of playing games for educational and professional development purposes, which include making students active participants in their learning.

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Deep Discourse A Framework for Cultivating Student-Led Discussions By Sandi Novak and Cara Slattery When educators provide explicit instruction, guidance, and feedback to students and let them steer the dialogue, students develop essential critical-thinking, problem-solving, and self-directed learning skills. This book details a framework for implementing student-led classroom discussions that improve student learning, motivation, and engagement across all levels and subject areas. The text features tools, tips, and exercises, plus unrehearsed videos of student-led classroom discussions. 184 pages | Pub date: November 2016

Implement the student-led discussion framework and measure progress with the rubric for student-led discussions.

Watch videos of real discussions among K–10 students and convey how educators and administrators can best prompt students to engage in their own productive conversations.

Explore questions for stimulating students’ critical thinking in multiple subject areas.

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The Myth of the Muse Supporting Virtues That Inspire Creativity By Douglas Reeves and Brooks Reeves Creativity is crucial in helping students achieve success. The authors argue that creativity is not spontaneous or inborn but a process that can be cultivated by utilizing seven “virtues” that inspire creativity: curiosity, versatility, synthesis, discipline, collaboration, experimentation, and tenacity. Ideal for team study and discussion, the book includes assessment rubrics as well as sample activities and practical guidelines to encourage and facilitate creativity.

Engage in conversations about creativity.

Consider the crucial elements of creativity.

Challenge misperceptions and preconceptions about creativity.

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21st Century Skills & Digital Learning Solutions for Modern Learning series Claim Your Domain—And Own Your Online Presence

72 pages | Pub date: September 2015

Gearing Up for Learning Beyond K–12

72 pages | Pub date: October 2015

By Bryan Alexander

By Audrey Watters

78BCB–BKF693 $17.95 USD | $22.50 CAD

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The End of School as We Know It

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Make School Meaningful—And Fun! 80 pages; grades 9–12 | Pub date: August 2015

72 pages | Pub date: November 2015

By Roger C. Schank

By Bruce Dixon

78BCB–BKF686 $17.95 USD | $22.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-942496-21-2

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The New Pillars of Modern Teaching

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64 pages | Pub date: November 2015

80 pages | Pub date: August 2015

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Contemporary Perspectives on Literacy series Edited by Heidi Hayes Jacobs Contributors: Marie Alcock, Frank W. Baker, Nitasha Chaudhuri, Verneda Edwards, Michael L. Fisher, Steve Hargadon, Madeleine Maceda Heide, Anthony W. Jackson, Ann Ward Johnson, Jennie L. Johnson, Holen Sabrina Kahn, Emily Keating, William Kist, Shabbi Luthra, Veronica Boix Mansilla, Jane McGee, Fiona Reynolds, Kristy Sailors, Mark Schulte, Bill Sheskey, Homa Sabet Tavangar, Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano, Jeanne Tribuzzi, and Brandon L. Wiley

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Create Future-Ready Classrooms, Now! By Meg Ormiston Unite pedagogy and technology to inspire systemic school change. Explore digital tools that help seamlessly incorporate the technology-rich world into the classroom, understand how to use media for deeper learning, and examine a new approach to engagement and recognition.

Use technology to link educational theory and effective classroom instruction.

Involve students in their learning using engaging websites, apps, software, and other media.

136 pages | Pub date: November 2015

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21st Century Skills Rethinking How Students Learn Edited by James A. Bellanca and Ron Brandt By John Barell, Linda Darling-Hammond, Chris Dede, Rebecca DuFour, Richard DuFour, Douglas Fisher, Robin J. Fogarty, Nancy Frey, Howard Gardner, Andy Hargreaves, David W. Johnson, Roger T. Johnson, Ken Kay, Cheryl Lemke, Jay McTighe, Alan November, Bob Pearlman, Brian M. Pete, Douglas Reeves, Will Richardson, and Elliott Seif

Obtain theories, strategies, and methods of change from a diverse group of leading researchers.

Increase rigor by infusing 21st century skills into core subjects.

Realize the importance of students mastering content and skills, moving beyond the old standards of memorized information.

Foreword by Ken Kay

Bestseller Education luminaries reveal why 21st century skills are necessary, which skills are most important, and how to help schools include them in curriculum and instruction.

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Bring Your Own Device Engaging Students & Transforming Instruction By Kipp D. Rogers This book shows educators how to incorporate students’ personal technology tools into instruction. Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) allows students to be active participants in their learning and helps teachers equip them with the skills required to be college, career, and citizenship ready. 128 pages | Pub date: November 2015

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21st Century Skills & Digital Learning Using Technology to Enhance Reading Innovative Approaches to Literacy Instruction Edited by Timothy V. Rasinski, Kristine E. Pytash, and Richard E. Ferdig Discover how technological resources can improve the effectiveness and breadth of reading instruction to build student knowledge. Read real-world accounts from literacy experts, and learn how their methods can be adapted for your classroom. 272 pages | Pub date: March 2015

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Using Technology to Enhance Writing Innovative Approaches to Literacy Instruction Edited by Richard E. Ferdig, Timothy V. Rasinski, and Kristine E. Pytash Sharpen your students’ communication skills while integrating digital tools into writing instruction. Loaded with techniques for planning and organizing writing, this handbook troubleshoots issues students face when writing in a printed versus digital context and teaches them how to read in multiple media. 272 pages | Pub date: June 2014

Leverage digital technology to facilitate grammar instruction, prewriting and brainstorming exercises, editing, revising, peer review, assessment, and more. Discover how the natural interplay between reading and writing can strengthen both of these processes. Help students move writing through multiple storage locations and technologies— from school computers and smartphones to laptops and tablets.

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Bringing Innovation to School Empowering Students to Thrive in a Changing World By Suzie Boss Foreword by Chris Lehmann

Activate your students’ creativity and problem-solving potential with breakthrough learning projects. Across all grades and content areas, student-driven, collaborative projects will teach students how to generate innovative ideas and then put them into action. 184 pages | Pub date: June 2012

Learn why innovation is an essential skill for 21st century learners’ success.

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Why Social Media Matters School Communication in the Digital Age By Kitty Porterfield and Meg Carnes Foreword by Daniel A. Domenech

Here’s everything you need to know to begin building a social media platform that nurtures relationships and garners support from your key stakeholders, including step-by-step instructions on how to use three of today’s most popular tools for social media: Twitter, Facebook, and blogs.

Reflect on and apply concepts with Next Steps found throughout each chapter.

Review current research that explains why the transition to social media is timely and accessible.

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The Connected Educator Learning and Leading in a Digital Age By Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach and Lani Ritter Hall Create a connected learning community through social media and rediscover the power of being a learner first. The authors show you how to take advantage of technology to collaborate with other educators and deepen the learning of your students. 208 pages | Pub date: October 2011

Examine chapter-specific author vignettes to understand leading and learning in networks and communities.

Gain step-by-step instructions on how to utilize a particular technology tool.

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Teaching the iGeneration Five Easy Ways to Introduce Essential Skills With Web 2.0 Tools By William M. Ferriter and Adam Garry Second edition Find the natural

overlap between the work you already believe in and the digital tools that define today’s learning. Each chapter introduces an enduring life skill and a digital solution to enhance traditional skill-based instructional practices. A collection of handouts and supporting materials ends each chapter. 200 pages | Pub date: April 2015

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21st Century Skills & Digital Learning How to Use Digital Tools to Support Teachers in a PLC By William M. Ferriter Discover practical tips for infusing digital tools into your PLC. Explore how technology has changed the way groups share, cooperate, and collaborate, and acquire a list of digital tools your team can use to foster and sustain a strong PLC. 72 pages | Pub date: April 2015

Identify and understand the strategies needed for a successful PLC.

Use digital tools to make the most of team time, energy, and effort.

Read examples of how the use of technology solved real-world dilemmas and supported PLCs.

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Connecting the Dots Teacher Effectiveness and Deeper Professional Learning Edited by James A. Bellanca By Dale Allender, James M. Bentley, Aaron Brengard, Kiera Chase, Deborah Rosalia Esparza, Louis H. Falik, Refael S. Feuerstein, Melinda G. George, Leslie W. Grant, Lillian Hsu, Yvette Jackson, Bob Lenz, Sonny Magaña, Robert J. Marzano, Tim McNamara, Jay McTighe, Will Richardson, James H. Stronge, Gia L. Truong, Todd Whitaker, and Xianxuan Xu

Read real-life school examples of educators working on the front lines to bring deeper learning to their students.

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Learn the characteristics that students need in order to become college and career ready in the 21st century.

From cover to cover, this collection is packed with examples of effective, research-based strategies for 21st century classrooms. 376 pages; hardcover | Pub date: November 2015

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Deeper Learning Beyond 21st Century Skills Edited by James A. Bellanca By Suzie Boss, Stacey Caillier, Barbara Chow, David T. Conley, Arthur L. Costa, Ben Daley, Linda Darling-Hammond, Rebecca DuFour, Richard DuFour, Deborah Rosalia Esparza, Charles Fadel, Michael Fullan, Valerie Greenhill, Bena Kallick, Ken Kay, Steven Paine, James W. Pellegrino, Rob Riordan, Helen A. Soulé, Bernie Trilling, Tony Wagner, Yong Zhao, and Steven Zipkes

Discover the vital importance of deeper learning to students’ future success.

Effectively prepare teachers for deeper learning in the classroom.

Successfully promote deeper learning with technology.

Explore ways to foster students’ creativity, problem solving, and sense of entrepreneurship.

Discover deeper learning, a process that promotes higher-order thinking, reasoning, and problem solving to better educate 21st century learners.

Accurately and effectively assess for deeper learning.

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Classroom Habitudes Teaching Habits and Attitudes for 21st Century Learning By Angela Maiers Revised Edition Learn how to use the content you already teach to challenge students to think critically, collaborate with others, solve new problems, and adapt to change across new learning contexts. Help students build the seven habitudes they need to succeed. 160 pages; grades K–8; | Pub date: June 2012

Take advantage of simple, fast methods to teach critical 21st century skills.

Learn a set of transferable concepts that you can teach and students can apply across every grade level and discipline.

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Creating a Digital-Rich Classroom Teaching & Learning in a Web 2.0 World By Meg Ormiston Design and deliver standards-based lessons in which technology plays an integral role. This book provides a research base and practical strategies for using web 2.0 tools to create engaging lessons that transform and enrich content. 160 pages | Pub date: August 2010

Learn how to use technology to support and enhance standardsaligned curricula.

Gain high-tech, budget-friendly tools you can use to create highly engaged classrooms.

Explore a compendium of web 2.0 tools organized for quick reference.

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Reinventing Learning for the Always-On Generation Strategies and Apps That Work By Ian Jukes, Ryan L. Schaaf, and Nicky Mohan Foreword by Ted McCain Cultivate effective 21st century classrooms. Explore the differences in students’ neurological processing from previous generations, investigate the nine critical attributes of digital learners, and discover practical strategies for making learning relevant, engaging, and fun through digital activities. 184 pages | Pub date: July 2015

Understand how the digital generation’s exposure to technology is rewiring their brains and the challenge this rewiring creates for educators. Identify learning attributes unique to 21st century students, and gain strategies to support each attribute. Recognize the strengths and weaknesses of different digital tools, and learn to use each in teaching, learning, and assessing.

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21st Century Skills & Digital Learning Communicating & Connecting With Social Media By William M. Ferriter, Jason T. Ramsden, and Eric C. Sheninger In this short text, the authors examine how enterprising schools are using social media tools to provide customized professional development for teachers and to transform communication practices with staff, students, parents, and other stakeholders.

Get practical solutions for implementing social media tools into communication and professional development plans.

Find straightforward language describing each digital tool.

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Mobile Learning Devices By Kipp D. Rogers Learn exactly what mobile learning is, how to introduce mobile learning devices into your school, and how to ensure that teachers and students use them appropriately to enhance 21st century learning. Logistical implementation tips and examples of effective lesson plans are included. A joint publication with the National Association of Elementary School Principals

Understand how mobile learning and technology can be safely and effectively used in schools.

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Increase student motivation and achievement with researchbased instructional strategies.

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Leading Modern Learning A Blueprint for Vision-Driven Schools By Jay McTighe and Greg Curtis Foreword by Yong Zhao

Bring focus to your mission for modern learning. Explore the building blocks for creating a curriculum that supports modern learning, an assessment system that captures evidence of 21st century skills, and instruction that aligns with modern learning principles. 208 pages | Pub date: July 2015

Learn strategies for engaging various constituents in envisioning a future-oriented mission.

Apply a backward design process for aligning all aspects of the system with the mission.

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How to Teach Thinking Skills Within the Common Core Seven Key Student Proficiencies of the New National Standards By James A. Bellanca, Robin J. Fogarty, and Brian M. Pete Empower your students to thrive across the curriculum. Packed with examples and tools, this practical guide prepares teachers across all grade levels and content areas to teach the most critical cognitive skills from the Common Core State Standards.

240 pages | Pub date: June 2012

Discover the desired student proficiencies of the CCSS: critical thinking, creative thinking, complex thinking, comprehensive thinking, collaborative thinking, communicative thinking, and cognitive transfer. Explore phase I, Talk-Through, during which teachers explicitly teach students a critical thinking skill. 78BCB–BKF576 $34.95 USD | $44.00 CAD ISBN 978-1-936764-07-5

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The Global School Connecting Classrooms and Students Around the World By William Kist Prepare students for an increasingly flat world where diverse people from divergent cultures learn and work together rather than in isolation. Learn specific steps to globalize your classroom and encourage higherorder thinking, all wrapped in a 21st century skills framework. 128 pages | Pub date: July 2012

Explore innovative ways to embrace globalization and connect K–12 classrooms and learners worldwide.

Understand the significant impact of the Common Core State Standards on instruction for 21st century skills.

Identify applicable projects, strategies, and assessments to shift traditional classrooms into global education centers.

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Who Owns the Learning? Preparing Students for Success in the Digital Age By Alan November Bestseller Learn how to harness students’ natural curiosity to develop self-directed learners. Discover how technology allows students to take ownership of their learning, create and share learning tools, and participate in work that is meaningful to them and others. 104 pages | Pub date: May 2012 New York Times bestseller

Read real-life examples that illustrate how technology is revolutionizing instruction and learning.

Develop techniques that will enable your students to own and direct their learning.

Discover hidden opportunities to create your own Digital Learning Farm communities.

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21st Century Skills & Digital Learning Personal Learning Networks Using the Power of Connections to Transform Education By Will Richardson and Rob Mancabelli Follow this road map for using the web for learning. Learn how to build your own learning network. Use learning networks in the classroom and make the case for schoolwide learning networks to improve student outcomes. 168 pages | Pub date: May 2011

Learn the importance of exploring Internet tools in your own life before bringing them into your classroom.

Understand tools such as Twitter, social bookmarking, RSS feeds, blogs, and Facebook.

Read real-world stories from teachers who have created personal learning networks.

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Leadership

Discover leadership practices that drive change at the classroom, school, and district levels.

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Leadership The Power of Unstoppable Momentum Key Drivers to Revolutionize Your District By Michael Fullan and Mark A. Edwards NEW Your school district can revolutionize its culture to improve student learning. This book details a simple but powerful process for integrating technology, pedagogy, and deep learning that leads to lasting change. Included are real examples of districts, including Mooresville Graded School District—a lowly funded, 50 percent poverty school district in North Carolina—that attained pedagogically driven, digitally accelerated success.

Study how to form a strong cultural foundation that fosters student growth.

Examine why human capital, social capital, and decisional capital are essential for sustaining deep learning.

Discover the new thinking and actions that must underpin the use of technology in order to achieve the goal of improved learning for all students.

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Transforming School Culture How to Overcome Staff Division By Anthony Muhammad Foreword by Richard DuFour and Rebecca DuFour

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NEW Second Edition The second edition of this best-selling resource delivers powerful, new insight into the four types of educators and how to work with each group to create thriving schools. The book also includes Dr. Muhammad’s latest research and a new chapter of frequently asked questions. 192 pages | Pub date: July 2017

Consider the characteristics of positive school cultures and how your school’s culture and climate may differ.

Study the author’s research and observations of 34 schools—11 elementary schools, 14 middle schools, and 9 high schools— and how the behavior of the schools’ staff supported or hindered student achievement.

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Understand why teachers can no longer work in isolation to improve student performance.

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HEART! Fully Forming Your Professional Life as a Teacher and Leader By Timothy D. Kanold NEW This inspiring resource presents the concept of a heartprint—the distinctive impression that an educator’s heart leaves on students and colleagues during his or her professional career. The author writes in a conversational, humorous manner as he offers his own anecdotes and reflections to help readers uncover their professional impact and foster productive, heart-centered classrooms and schools. 264 pages | Pub date: March 2017

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Examine five unique HEART aspects of your professional life: Happiness, Engagement, Alliances, Risk, and Thought.

Reflect on your professional journey and discover your distinctive heartprint on your students and colleagues.

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NOW Classrooms, Leader’s Guide

Now We’re Talking!

By Meg Ormiston, Cathy Fisher, Jamie Reilly, Courtney Orzel, Jordan Garrett, Robin Bruebach, Steve M. Griesbach, and Becky Fischer

By Justin Baeder

Lessons for Enhancing Teaching and Learning Through Technology

NEW Establish a creative, collaborative culture that prepares students to thrive in the connected 21st century world. Part of the NOW Classrooms series, this guidebook outlines a flexible framework leaders can use to drive instructional innovation and create an engaging, student-centered learning environment using technology.

21 Days to High-Performance Instructional Leadership

NEW Daily classroom visits can significantly impact the quality of teaching and learning. Organized into 21 chapters designed to be read over a period of 21 school days, Now We’re Talking! presents a results-driven approach that far surpasses traditional walkthrough models of feedback. Est. 200 pages | Pub date: September 2017 78BCB–BKF779 $29.95 USD | $37.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-936764-20-4

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Building Great School Board– Superintendent Teams

A Systematic Approach to Balancing Roles and Responsibilities

Breaking With Tradition

The Shift to Competency-Based Learning in PLCs at Work™ By Brian M. Stack and Jonathan G. Vander Els Foreword By Chris Sturgis

NEW Shifting to competency-based learning allows educators to replace traditional, ineffective systems with a personalized, student-centered approach. Throughout the resource, the authors explore how the components of PLCs promote the principles of competencybased education and share real-world examples from practitioners who have made the transition. Est. 200 pages | Pub date: September 2017 78BCB–BKF780 $34.95 USD | $44.00 CAD ISBN 978-1-943874-89-7

By Bradley V. Balch and Michael T. Adamson NEW Effectively address urgent challenges and drive continuous improvement by developing strong school board– superintendent teams. The authors offer a systematic approach for establishing a team that can efficiently address demands, avoid conflict, and respond to the ever-changing educational environment. 176 pages | Pub date: September 2017 78BCB–BKF787 $29.95 USD | $37.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-945349-13-3

Leading Unstoppable Learning By Rebecca L. Stinson Edited by Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey

Messaging Matters

How School Leaders Can Inspire Teachers, Motivate Students, and Reach Communities By William D. Parker NEW Harness the power of messaging to create a culture of acknowledgment, respect, and celebration. Written specially for leaders, this title is divided into three parts, helping readers maximize their role as chief communicators with students, teachers, and parents and community. 152 pages | Pub date: August 2017 78BCB–BKF785 $24.95 USD | $31.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-945349-09-6

NEW Designed for K–12 leaders, this title examines how to develop responsive leadership characteristics that foster schoolwide success. Learn how to establish an inclusive learning environment, inspire teachers to become leaders, support the creation of student-centered classrooms, and more. 104 pages | Pub date: January 2017 78BCB–BKF736 $24.95 USD | $31.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-943874-25-5

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Leadership From Leading to Succeeding The Seven Elements of Effective Leadership in Education By Douglas Reeves Utilizing the crucial elements of effective leadership—purpose, trust, focus, leverage, feedback, change, and sustainability—education leaders can overcome the many challenges they face in their profession and learn the skills and characteristics they need to succeed. This book synthesizes research from 21st century sources and confronts prevalent leadership myths while offering guidance on best leadership practices.

Learn about the seven elements of leadership and why they are important.

Study the best research available on leadership, coming from diverse research methods and perspectives.

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136 pages | Pub date: April 2016

A Leader’s Guide to Excellence in Every Classroom Creating Support Systems for Teacher Success By John R. Wink Foreword by Brian Butler, principal, Mason Crest Elementary (Winner of the 2016 DuFour Award)

To ensure learning for all students, schools must first build support systems that guarantee excellence for all teachers. This resource examines the Hierarchy of Instructional Excellence, which prioritizes the order of teacher development for ultimate success. Each chapter begins with a teacher narrative and ends with a reflection tool, which challenges readers to apply chapter content to their work as education leaders.

Learn to ask the right questions to ensure success for all students.

Study research that proves we need excellent teachers for students to experience significant growth in learning.

Consult schoolwide, team, and individualized support systems and interventions, which strengthen teachers at every level of need and experience.

224 pages | Pub date: November 2016

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Activating the Vision The Four Keys of Mathematics Leadership By Bill Barnes and Mona Toncheff Foreword by Timothy D. Kanold

In order to build and sustain a successful mathematics program, mathematics leaders must change traditional practices; meet new curricular, instructional, and assessment challenges; collaboratively establish a cohesive vision for teaching and learning; and then put that vision into action. 224 pages | Pub date: July 2016

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District Leadership That Works Striking the Right Balance By Robert J. Marzano and Timothy Waters Bestseller Bridge the divide between administrative duties and daily classroom impact with a leadership mechanism called defined autonomy. Learn strategies for creating districtdefined goals while giving buildinglevel staff the stylistic freedom to respond quickly and effectively to student failure.

Initiate second-order change to promote student achievement.

Set nonnegotiable districtdefined goals for achievement and instruction through a collaborative process with stakeholders.

176 pages | Pub date: April 2009

Create defined autonomy that allows teachers creative freedom while ensuring student achievement.

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The Collaborative Administrator Working Together as a Professional Learning Community By Austin Buffum, Cassandra Erkens, Charles Hinman, Susan B. Huff, Lillie G. Jessie, Terri L. Martin, Mike Mattos, Anthony Muhammad, Peter Noonan, Geri Parscale, Eric Twadell, Jay Westover, and Kenneth C. Williams •

Understand the administrator’s role in a culture of shared leadership.

Bestseller In a culture of shared leadership, the administrator’s role is more important than ever. This book addresses your toughest challenges with practical strategies and inspiring insight.

Learn how administrators can maintain the right balance of loose and tight leadership to build profound, lasting trust.

Explore the principles that strengthen principal leadership.

264 pages | Pub date: June 2008

Overcome the practical obstacles of creating a PLC.

Foreword by Robert Eaker Introduction by Richard DuFour

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In Praise of American Educators And How They Can Become Even Better By Richard DuFour Bestseller Explore the state of education today. In this thoughtprovoking book, the author presents a compelling case for why contemporary American educators are the greatest generation in history. He carefully explains why current national reform policies have failed and presents specific steps policymakers, administrators, and teachers must take to transform American schools to meet student needs in the 21st century. Foreword Reviews’ 2015 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Finalist

312 pages | Pub date: July 2015

Critique the commonly presented media messages about schooling in America.

Consider the evidence for why the present generation of American educators has accomplished more than previous generations.

Evaluate the assumptions driving policies set up to improve schooling.

Discover the four essential pillars of the PLC foundation.

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Leadership Game Plan A Playbook for Developing Winning PLCs at WorkTM By Héctor García, Katherine McCluskey, and Shelley Taylor Foreword by Richard DuFour

Create a uniform game plan to foster a collaborative community of learners, develop a shared focus, and meet growth goals. Explore coaching points you can use to customize strategies for teachers and leaders, who must share collective responsibility to drive lasting change.

Discover why a well-defined game plan is necessary for schools and districts to build solid collaborative relationships.

Explore strategies for keeping key stakeholders involved and committed to your PLC.

Examine how collaborative teams can improve student learning through reviewing and refining curriculum and assessment.

144 pages | Pub date: March 2015

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Getting District Results A Case Study in Implementing PLCs at WorkTM By Nicholas Jay Myers Foreword by Richard DuFour and Rebecca DuFour

Discover how the largest elementary school district in Illinois became a professional learning community. You’ll walk through each step of the PLC journey to learn how the district approached the most vital components of a successful PLC, such as building shared knowledge, forming collaborative teams, setting priorities, and more.

Follow along closely as District 54 utilizes common formative assessment, establishes systematic intervention and enrichment, administers systemic change, considers effective practices, and more.

Read educators’ firsthand accounts of the PLC process.

Find replicas of the decisionmaking and priority-setting documents District 54 used to find PLC success.

144 pages | Pub date: May 2012

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Professional Learning Communities at WorkTM and Virtual Collaboration On the Tipping Point of Transformation By Richard DuFour and Casey Reason Learn how to combine the capacities of the PLC at WorkTM process and powerful technology tools to transform teaching and learning. Realize the potential of virtual collaboration to support the PLC process, and discover research-based strategies for reaching sustained levels of deeper learning. A joint publication with the National Education Association

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The Five Disciplines of PLC Leaders By Timothy D. Kanold Foreword by Richard DuFour

Effective leadership in a professional learning community requires practice, patience, and skill. Through engaging examples and accessible language, this book offers a focused framework that will help educators maintain balance and consistent vision as they strengthen the skills of PLC leadership. 216 pages | Pub date: June 2011

Help other educators clarify their personal visions for the PLC and align daily practices with their goals.

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Leaders of Learning How District, School, and Classroom Leaders Improve Student Achievement By Richard DuFour and Robert J. Marzano Bestseller Together, the authors focus on district leadership, principal leadership, and team leadership and address how individual teachers can be most effective in leading students—by learning with colleagues how to implement the most promising pedagogy in their classrooms. 248 pages | Pub date: June 2011

Explore the authors’ expertise and many years of experience in one comprehensive volume on leadership.

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Focus on how district and school leaders create the conditions to support the collaborative culture of a professional learning community (PLC).

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Common Core Mathematics in a PLC at WorkTM, Leader’s Guide Edited by Timothy D. Kanold By Timothy D. Kanold and Matthew R. Larson

Discover the five essential paradigm shifts necessary to implement the CCSS for mathematics.

Receive guidance on forming and sustaining collaborative teams in a Professional Learning Community at Work™ culture.

Foreword by Douglas Reeves

A joint publication with the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics

This leader companion to the teacher guides illustrates how to sustain successful implementation of the Common Core State Standards for mathematics. Comprehensive research-affirmed strategies will help collaborative teams develop and assess student demonstrations of deep conceptual understanding and procedural fluency. 176 pages | Pub date: June 2012

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Develop a “less is more” content mindset: fewer standards will result in the opportunity of time needed for deeper rigor and conceptual understanding work with students.

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Leadership Common Core English Language Arts in a PLC at WorkTM, Leader’s Guide By Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey, and Cynthia L. Uline Foreword by Richard DuFour

Integrate the CCSS for English language arts into your school’s instruction, curriculum, assessment, and intervention practices with this straightforward resource. Using specific leader-driven examples and scenarios, discover the what and how of teaching so you can ensure students master the standards. 144 pages | Pub date: March 2013 Joint Publication with the International Literacy Association

Master the CCSS for English language arts, and develop common understandings to strengthen instructional practice.

Equip yourself with strategies for leading collaborative teams in implementing the CCSS for English language arts.

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A Leader’s Companion Inspiration for Professional Learning Communities at WorkTM By Robert Eaker, Rebecca DuFour, and Richard DuFour Treat yourself to daily moments of reflection with inspirational quotes collected from a decade of work by renowned PLC experts. The uplifting wisdom inside this book will fuel your passion to be a leader in your PLC. 136 pages; hardcover | Pub date: June 2007

Find inspiration and motivation within daily reminders on the importance of education.

Stay focused on the critical work involved in maintaining a successful PLC.

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Renew your enthusiasm for teaching.

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Leading by Design An Action Framework for PLC at WorkTM Leaders By Cassandra Erkens and Eric Twadell Foreword by Richard DuFour

After interviewing and observing principals, administrators, and teachers, the authors identify seven leadership practices that effective PLC leaders share, along with the techniques that have led them to sustainable success. 216 pages | Pub date: January 2012

Examine the seven leadership practices of highly effective PLC leaders.

Build a clear and effective leadership framework.

Gain insight from teachers, principals, and administrators.

Face the challenges of unhealthy and unproductive collaborative teams. 78BCB–BKF430 $34.95 USD | $44.00 CAD ISBN 978-1-935542-29-2

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Solutions for Professional Learning Communities series Implement and sustain a high-performing PLC. These how-to guides—authored by renowned PLC experts— are packed with user-friendly solutions for you and your entire team. You’ll discover practical, researchbased strategies for committing to districtwide implementation, investigate why strong leadership is a crucial element of successful PLCs, and explore tools and techniques for monitoring progress to ensure far-reaching, lasting results.

Discover how PLCs can work for singletons and small schools.

Learn how to develop a guiding coalition and foundational common language.

Leverage digital tools to support PLCs.

Gain strategies to build collaboration and leadership capacity.

Explore the impact of PLCs on continuous school improvement.

How to Coach Leadership in a PLC 80 pages | Pub date: May 2015

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How to Cultivate Collaboration in a PLC 80 pages | Pub date: May 2015

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How to Use Digital Tools to Support Teachers in a PLC 72 pages | Pub date: April 2015

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How to Develop PLCs for Singletons and Small Schools 80 pages | Pub date: May 2015

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How to Leverage PLCs for School Improvement 72 pages | Pub date: May 2015

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Leadership A New Way Introducing Higher Education to Professional Learning Communities at WorkTM By Robert Eaker and Debra Sells Discover how to implement professional learning community practices in colleges and universities. Explore how the PLC process can reshape the way leaders think and work together to drive student achievement. Practical and researchbased, the process carries significant potential for improving results in higher education. 224 pages; higher education | Pub date: October 2015

Craft a clear purpose, and review the three big ideas of a PLC.

Learn the key questions that collaborative teams must answer to improve student learning in university settings.

Explore strategies for dealing with people who are unwilling to change their practices.

Discover ways for improving academic advising and recruitment plans.

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The School Leader’s Guide to Professional Learning Communities at WorkTM By Richard DuFour and Rebecca DuFour Are you a K–8 principal looking to implement the PLC at WorkTM process? Explore the components needed to lay the foundation, including how to develop a structure that supports collaborative teams, how to focus on effective monitoring strategies, and more. A joint publication with the National Association of Elementary School Principals

Learn specific, research-based, and actionable steps to develop and lead a PLC.

Focus on the role of the principal in a PLC. 78BCB–BKF489 $24.95 USD | $31.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-935543-36-7

112 pages; grades K–8 | Pub date: January 2012

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Strengthening the Connection Between School & Home By Ricardo LeBlanc-Esparza and Kym LeBlanc-Esparza Second edition Examine the pivotal role family engagement plays in student achievement with this research-based guide. Leaders will find specific strategies to involve families, including 11 ways to create a family-friendly school and advice for connecting with families who are hard to reach. A joint publication with the National Association of Elementary School Principals

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Examine your own attitudes and beliefs about family involvement in schools.

Create successful family-school events and home visits.

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Structure and schedule effective parent-teacher and parentprincipal conferences.

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Essentials for Principals series How to Interview, Hire, & Retain High-Quality New Teachers By John C. Daresh and Bridget N. Daresh Third edition The key to student success starts in the classroom. The authors use firsthand experiences and observations to guide readers through effective processes for recruiting, interviewing, hiring, and supporting faculty who best fit the needs of individual schools. 104 pages; grades K–8 | Pub date: November 2012

Gain insight into productive recruitment and interviewing procedures.

Learn effective approaches for determining the best interview questions to ask to collect the most necessary and relevant information about candidates.

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Communicating & Connecting With Social Media By William M. Ferriter, Jason T. Ramsden, and Eric C. Sheninger In this short text, the authors examine how enterprising schools are using social media tools to provide customized professional development for teachers and to transform communication practices with staff, students, parents, and other stakeholders. NA 12 FI LIST 20

Get practical solutions for implementing social media tools into communication and professional development plans.

Find straightforward language describing each digital tool.

Gain helpful examples and reproducibles.

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Mobile Learning Devices By Kipp D. Rogers Learn exactly what mobile learning is, how to introduce mobile learning devices into your school, and how to ensure that teachers and students use them appropriately to enhance 21st century learning. Logistical implementation tips and examples of effective lesson plans are included. 96 pages; grades K–8 | Pub date: July 2011

Understand how mobile learning and technology can be safely and effectively used in schools.

Leverage mobile learning and technology in schools.

Increase student motivation and achievement with researchbased instructional strategies. 78BCB–BKF445 $24.95 USD | $31.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-935542-69-8

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Leadership The School Leader’s Guide to English Learners By Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey English learners face a difficult challenge: learning in English. How, then, do you set reasonable expectations for developing proficiency? School leaders will learn how to assess the individual needs of ELs, how to create a quality instructional program, and how to evaluate performance.

Gain an overview of the classifications and standards used to assess students’ skill levels.

Focus on key concepts with Big Idea and Questions Principals Ask features.

96 pages; grades K–8 | Pub date: January 2012

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The School Leader’s Guide to Special Education By Margaret J. McLaughlin and Kristin Ruedel Third edition You have IEPs and BIPs

in place, but are they really working? Find a refresher on the key legal rights of students with disabilities, along with methods for designing and implementing IEPs and BIPs that work, approaches to creating effective instruction and assessment practices, and more. 112 pages; grades K–8 | Pub date: April 2012

Study helpful explanations of terms related to special education.

Use an extensive list of online resources to learn about the law, and find information and assistance from a variety of organizations.

Consult an in-depth glossary for quick reference. 78BCB–BKF453 $24.95 USD | $31.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-935542-81-0

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The School Leader’s Guide to Grading By Ken O’Connor Ensure your school’s grading procedures are supportive of learning, accurate, meaningful, and consistent. Discover how the “seven essential Ps” can improve your effectiveness in supporting assessment and communicating student achievement. Learn how to avoid inaccurate grades and what causes them. 112 pages; grades K–8 | Pub date: December 2012

Understand what constitutes high-quality feedback.

View grade and report cards that embody best practices.

Increase your knowledge of the National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP) standards. 78BCB–BKF553 $24.95 USD | $31.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-935542-52-0

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Creating Physical & Emotional Security in Schools By Kenneth C. Williams Second edition Give your students

a physically and emotionally safe learning environment. Learn how you and your teachers can nurture supportive relationships with students, develop conflict management strategies, prevent different forms of bullying, develop student initiative and resilience, and encourage celebration.

Learn how to integrate conflict management strategies into the school building.

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78BCB–BKF451 $24.95 USD | $31.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-935542-78-0

Effective Program Evaluation By Mardale Dunsworth and Dawn Billings Second edition Educators and administrators are increasingly coming to realize the importance of making decisions based on reliable, accurate data. This short guide provides a clear and easily implemented blueprint for evaluating academic programs, practices, or strategies using a simple framework.

Learn how to select datacollection strategies that will yield the most useful data.

Determine how well a program is aligned with standards and meeting learning goals.

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Data-Based Decision Making By Edie L. Holcomb Third edition You’re ready to start

collecting school data, but what data? How will you find it, and how will you use it once you have it? An informative resource for elementary school principals, this book takes an in-depth look at best data collection practice for schoolwide improvement. 120 pages; grades K–5 | Pub date: February 2012

Examine school issues and develop a data-based action plan.

Self-reflect on your role as a principal at the end of every chapter.

Consider how data can be used to reach students, teacher teams, and school leaders in order to achieve schoolwide improvement.

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Leadership What Principals Need to Know series What Principals Need to Know About Teaching and Learning Reading By Patricia M. Cunningham and James W. Cunningham Second edition Principals will discover strategies for improving reading programs using the foundation established by the six truths of reading instruction. Explore comprehensive techniques, troubleshoot problems your teachers may face, and gain valuable approaches to topics such as reading comprehension, vocabulary and literacy, and phonics and fluency. 128 pages; grades K–8 | Pub date: September 2012

Find practical, research-based strategies to strengthen or improve the effectiveness of school reading programs.

Access free, downloadable reproducibles and suggested resources to support efforts to transform school reading programs.

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What Principals Need to Know About Teaching and Learning Science By Eric C. Sheninger and Keith Devereaux Second edition This accessible resource offers practical strategies for increasing student achievement in science and fostering a school environment that supports the science curriculum. With checklists, assessments, and reproducibles that you can share with stakeholders, discover how to improve science instruction and sustain a strong science program.

Gain comprehensive science knowledge related to inquiry, curricula, program evaluation, inquiry-based learning, assessment, and professional development.

Learn practical strategies to ensure student achievement in science.

Understand how to foster a school environment that supports the science curriculum.

136 pages; grades K–8 | Pub date: August 2012

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What Principals Need to Know About Teaching and Learning Mathematics By Timothy D. Kanold, Diane J. Briars, and Francis (Skip) Fennell This must-have resource offers support and encouragement for improved mathematics achievement across every grade level. With an emphasis on Principles and Standards for School Mathematics and Common Core State Standards, this book covers the importance of mathematics content, learning and instruction, and mathematics assessment. 136 pages; grades K–8 | Pub date: October 2011

Self-appraise your expectations and challenges with needs assessments.

Find ways your school or district can attain the vision of the CCSS.

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Learn how to create effective teacher teams.

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What Principals Need to Know About Differentiated Instruction By Gayle Gregory Second edition This valuable resource gives administrators the knowledge and skills needed to enable teachers to implement and sustain differentiation. Learn information and strategies to jump-start, guide, and coach teachers as they respond to the needs of diverse students.

Understand the concept of differentiated instruction and the theory that supports it.

Discover why schools need differentiated instruction to ensure student success.

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Learn how differentiated instruction serves all students— including those with special education needs, gifted students, students with attention challenges, and ELs.

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96 pages; grades K–8 | Pub date: June 2012

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What Principals Need to Know About the Basics of Creating BrainCompatible Classrooms By David A. Sousa Understand the basics for creating a brain-compatible classroom with this brief, accessible guide customized for principals. This book provides an overview of educational neuroscience designed to help principals construct meaningful professional development that enhances teachers’ knowledge and skills about brain-compatible learning. 120 pages; grades K–8 | Pub date: June 2011

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Understand how the brain learns in accessible language.

Review comprehensive brain research on teaching and learning.

Utilize helpful examples and figures.

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Leadership Overcoming the Achievement Gap Trap Liberating Mindsets to Effect Change By Anthony Muhammad Ensure learning equality in every classroom. Investigate previous and current policies designed to help close the achievement gap. Explore strategies for adopting a new mindset that frees educators and students from negative academic performance expectations.

Delve into the factors that impact achievement inequality.

Consider the importance of mindsets and frameworks related to the achievement gap.

168 pages | Pub date: June 2015

Discover real-world case studies from three schools that have achieved great results from embracing principles of the liberation mindset.

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The Will to Lead, the Skill to Teach Transforming Schools at Every Level By Anthony Muhammad and Sharroky Hollie Bestseller The authors acknowledge both the structural and sociological issues that contribute to low-performing schools and offer multiple tools and strategies to assess and improve classroom management, increase literacy, establish academic vocabulary, and contribute to a healthier school culture.

Reflect on current practices, and identify areas for improvement.

Spot the factors that can be harmful to school cultures.

176 pages | Pub date: October 2011

Identify your school as high will/ low skill, high skill/low will, low will/low skill, or high will/high skill.

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Promises Fulfilled A Leader’s Guide for Supporting English Learners By Margarita Espino Calderón and Shawn Slakk With Hector Montenegro

Discover research-based strategies preK–12 administrators and teacher leaders can implement to effectively identify and support English learners. Each chapter ends with discussion questions readers should share with staff or team members to promote EL success schoolwide. 160 pages | Pub date: December 2016

Study research that supports the approaches to EL implementation covered in this book.

Review academic definitions and everyday definitions of key terms for EL services.

Gain clear guidance on how to communicate and implement expectations for EL teaching.

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Working With Difficult & Resistant Staff By John F. Eller and Sheila A. Eller Identify, confront, and manage all of the difficult and resistant staff you encounter. This book will help school leaders understand how to prevent and address negative staff behaviors to ensure positive school change.

Find bullet points, checklists, and brief descriptions to assist in finding solutions fast.

Read authentic stories and specific insights that show exactly how to address each situation.

144 pages | Pub date: February 2011

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School Leader’s Guide to the Common Core Achieving Results Through Rigor and Relevance By James A. Bellanca, Robin J. Fogarty, Brian M. Pete, and Rebecca L. Stinson Implement the Common Core State Standards with downloadable reproducibles, lists of resources to support the topics affected, discussion questions, and relevant information to share with your colleagues. Explore the background of the standards and the changes necessary to meet them. 176 pages | Pub date: June 2013

Understand the CCSS and your role in implementing them into the English language arts and mathematics curricula.

Gain tips and strategies to support teachers, and create long-term professional learning as schools adopt the CCSS.

Select the best assessment tools to study and track student progress.

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Counting What Counts Reframing Education Outcomes Edited by Yong Zhao By Ross C. Anderson, Kendra Coates, Brian Gearin, Yue Shen, Sarah Soltz, Michael Thier, and Daisy Zhang-Negrerie

Examine the problems with current measures of students’ skills.

Essential traits such as mindset, motivation, social skills, creativity, and entrepreneurial spirit need to be acknowledged and cultivated in the classroom. Educators must shift the evaluation paradigm to focus on a multiplicity of skills necessary for success in the 21st century.

Review various ways personality traits influence achievement.

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Leadership Every School, Every Team, Every Classroom District Leadership for Growing Professional Learning Communities at WorkTM By Robert Eaker and Janel Keating The PLC journey begins with a dedication to ensuring the learning of every student. Using many examples and reproducible tools, the authors explain the need to focus on creating simultaneous top-down and bottom-up leadership. Learn how to grow PLCs by encouraging innovation at every level.

Understand the real work that districts must do to ensure that every school implements PLC practices.

Explore how to build excitement and commitment to the PLC mission.

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240 pages | Pub date: October 2011

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Breaking the Poverty Barrier Changing Student Lives With Passion, Perseverance, and Performance By Ricardo LeBlanc-Esparza and William S. Roulston Strong leadership, parent involvement, mentoring, data-based intervention, and high expectations are known factors in student success. This book illustrates the specific strategies and critical steps that transformed a school with shockingly low proficiency into a National Showcase School. 216 pages | Pub date: June 2011

Gain academic intervention strategies to build change from the inside out.

Find additional strategies for handling negative student beliefs, attitudes, and traditions that get in the way of growth.

Explore the core beliefs that lie at the heart of effective school leadership.

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Five Big Ideas Leading Total Instructional Alignment By Lisa Carter In this follow-up to Total Instructional Alignment, the author reveals the five big ideas at the core of successful schools. Focus on these ideas to simplify decision making, eliminate distractions, and intensify efforts to promote effective teaching and learning. 128 pages | Pub date: August 2008

Make the overwhelming, complex work of school improvement understandable and achievable.

Create a clear path for action through commonsense thinking and foundational research.

Dive deeper into the principles and practices defined in Total Instructional Alignment to transform your school into a powerful teaching and learning organization.

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Change Wars Edited by Andy Hargreaves and Michael Fullan By Michael Barber, Linda DarlingHammond, Richard Elmore, Michael Fullan, Andy Hargreaves, Jonathan Jansen, Ben Levin, Pedro Noguera, Douglas Reeves, Andreas Schleicher, Dennis Shirley, James Spillane, and Marc Tucker

What can organizations do to create profound, enduring changes? International experts prove successful change can be a realistic goal and then explore constructive alternatives to traditional change strategies.

Discover why the purposeful pursuit of a democratic and professional approach to change is essential for meeting the goals of education systems.

Study the relationship between the government and the teaching profession, a central issue in education reform.

304 pages; hardcover | Pub date: September 2008

Understand the complexity and contours of change and the roles of leaders within racially polarized institutions. 78BCB–BKF254 $37.95 USD | $47.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-934009-31-4

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The School Board Fieldbook Leading With Vision By Mark Van Clay and Perry Soldwedel Take a reader-friendly tour through the responsibilities and challenges of being a school board member. Award-winning administrators give practical guidance on how to best work with school administrators and staff to create and fulfill a shared vision of school system excellence.

Get strategies for managing the life-changing responsibilities of being a school board member.

Understand the true purpose of a school board and what its members must and must not do.

Learn steps for collaborative decision making and relationship building.

176 pages | Pub date: December 2008 A joint publication with the American Association of School Administrators

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It’s About Time Carve out effective intervention and extension time at all three tiers of the RTI pyramid. Explore more than a dozen examples of creative and flexible scheduling, and gain access to tools you can use immediately to overcome implementation challenges. These books are full of examples from real schools that have achieved these results without using additional resources or extending the school day.

Learn to build time into the school day to support students who need intervention.

Read accounts of school educators who have successfully implemented response to intervention practices.

Understand the challenges of creating intervention time, and gain tips to overcome them.

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Grades K–8; 304 pages | Pub date: October 2014

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Leadership It’s TIME Themes and Imperatives for Mathematics Education By the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics Help all students become highachieving mathematics learners. Discover best practices to fully align instruction with the CCSS for mathematics, and develop a strong understanding of mathematics culture. You’ll gain practical strategies for creating an environment that supports mathematics learning. 104 pages | Pub date: March 2014

Learn the critical points in designing curriculum and instruction to effectively meet the CCSS for mathematics.

Utilize teamwork to create a high-performing mathematics curriculum where all students achieve at high levels.

Understand and overcome the challenges that limit mathematics achievement for all students.

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Why Social Media Matters School Communication in the Digital Age By Kitty Porterfield and Meg Carnes Foreword by Daniel A. Domenech

Here’s everything you need to know to begin building a social media platform that nurtures relationships and garners support from your key stakeholders, including step-by-step instructions on how to use three of today’s most popular tools for social media: Twitter, Facebook, and blogs.

Reflect on and apply concepts with Next Steps found throughout each chapter.

Review current research that explains why the transition to social media is timely and accessible.

160 pages | Pub date: April 2012 A joint publication with the American Association of School Administrators

Use online tools to open dialogue for a more informed, supportive two-way relationship with the community. 78BCB–BKF465 $24.95 USD | $31.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-935542-96-4

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Starting a Movement Building Culture From the Inside Out in Professional Learning Communities By Kenneth C. Williams and Tom Hierck Bestseller Infuse energy back into the practices of your PLC. Explore the authors’ four-stage authentic alignment model, which will take you through the Why, Eye, How, and Now of transforming your school’s culture. Through this inspiring guide, you’ll discover how to bridge the gulf between principles and practice to cultivate an empowering environment that is committed to a cycle of continuous improvement. 200 pages | Pub date: August 2015

Use the authentic alignment model to align your school's guiding principles and staff actions.

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Update practices to 21st century expectations to ensure learning for all students. 78BCB–BKF234 $29.95 USD | $37.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-936764-66-2

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The PRIME Leadership Framework PRinciples and Indicators for Mathematics Education Leaders By the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematics Every leader in K–12 mathematics education should own this book. It reveals four leadership principles and 12 action indicators essential to creating equity and excellence in math programs. The NCSM leadership framework for dialogue and collaborative action includes reproducibles, reflective questions, and additional resources.

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The Principal as Assessment Leader Edited by Thomas R. Guskey By Cassandra Erkens, William M. Ferriter, Tammy Heflebower, Tom Hierck, Charles Hinman, Susan B. Huff, Chris Jakicic, Dennis King, Ainsley B. Rose, Nicole Dimich Vagle, and Mark Weichel

Filled with firsthand experiences from expert practitioners, this book delivers the motivation needed to ignite a shift toward formative assessment and overall school improvement. Topics include building teacher literacy, providing targeted professional development, acquiring appropriate technology, and more.

Identify the characteristics of an effective, balanced assessment system.

Find insights into how principals can best support improved assessment practice in the classroom.

Create professional development opportunities that build schoolwide assessment literacy.

78BCB–BKF344 $34.95 USD | $44.00 CAD ISBN 978-1-934009-48-2

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Academic Discipline: Master of Education degree in Educational Administration (EADM); Education Administration (EDAD)

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Evaluating and Assessing Tools in the Digital Swamp By Michael Fullan and Katelyn Donnelly Learn how the Digital Swamp Index can help educators wade through digital innovations to uncover tools that truly accelerate student achievement. Explore how to use the index to effectively address the revolution occurring in education, which is generating a new nature of learning. 80 pages | Pub date: May 2015

Part of the Solutions for Digital-Learner Centered Classrooms series.

Learn the main components and subcomponents of the Digital Swamp Index.

Ask evaluative questions that correspond to each area of the index.

Consider what it means to get a green, amber green, amber red, or red rating on the index scale, and read about examples of these color ratings across the spectrum.

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Leadership Shifting the Monkey The Art of Protecting Good People From Liars, Criers, and Other Slackers By Todd Whitaker Learn how to focus on your best employees first, and help them shift the “monkeys”—complaints, disruptions, and deflections—back to the underperformers. Through a simple and memorable metaphor, the author helps you reinvigorate your staff and transform your organization. 128 pages; hardcover | Pub date: March 2014

Find out how and why responsible, hardworking employees often get saddled with too many monkeys—the responsibilities, obligations, and problems of unmotivated peers—and how that imbalance can undermine organizational success.

Learn how leaders can put monkeys back where they belong and focus on supporting and cultivating the best employees.

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The Ball By Todd Whitaker When a veteran teacher and former student reunite, they confront the separate and unique challenges that have knocked them off course. Through each other, they find their way back on track with a message that will resonate with everyone.

Reflect on whether you’ve “taken your eye off the ball.”

Confront your own personal and professional priorities.

Prioritize the things you value most.

96 pages; hardcover | Pub date: October 2013

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Leading Modern Learning A Blueprint for Vision-Driven Schools By Jay McTighe and Greg Curtis Foreword by Yong Zhao

Bring focus to your mission for modern learning. Explore the building blocks for creating a curriculum that supports modern learning, an assessment system that captures evidence of 21st century skills, and instruction that aligns with modern learning principles. 208 pages | Pub date: July 2015

Learn strategies for engaging various constituents in envisioning a future-oriented mission.

Apply a backward design process for aligning all aspects of the system with the mission.

Consider an innovative approach to designing a modern curriculum.

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Leading the Way to Assessment for Learning A Practical Guide By Anne Davies, Sandra Herbst, and Beth Parrott Reynolds Foreword by Jay McTighe

A joint publication with Building Connections Publishing, Inc. Canadian customers: Visit connect2learning.com to order.

Second edition Designed to support school and system instruction leaders and full of examples, this detailed guide offers a practical approach to the challenges of meeting traditional evaluation standards while assessing learning. Understand how to involve learners—both students and adults— in assessment for learning.

Discover what assessment for learning is about and build a foundation for it to work.

Utilize strategies to involve learners (students and adults) in assessment for learning.

184 pages | Pub date: December 2011

Learn how to collect, organize, and present reliable evidence of learning and communicate about that learning to a range of audiences. 78BCB–BKF524 $34.95 USD | $44.00 CAD ISBN 978-1-935543-94-7

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Literacy Look-Fors An Observation Protocol to Guide K–6 Classroom Walkthroughs By Elaine K. McEwan-Adkins Understand the indicators of effective literacy instruction, and learn how to identify the look-fors. Literacy leaders will gain the power to bring all students to grade level, or well above, when it comes to literacy attainment. 184 pages; grades K–6 | Pub date: June 2011

Learn a step-by-step process for conducting walkthroughs and effectively implementing the literacy look-fors.

Explore the 60 look-fors.

Examine how to customize an orientation program to introduce the faculty to the look-fors and walkthroughs. 78BCB–BKF422 $34.95 USD | $44.00 CAD ISBN 978-1-935542-18-6

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Inspiring Creativity and Innovation in K–12 By Douglas Reeves Encourage a culture of innovation and creativity. Explore the four essentials for developing a creative, mistake-tolerant culture; investigate teaching and leadership beliefs and practices that undermine creativity; and discover strategies for successfully navigating challenges that your team may face along the way. 80 pages | Pub date: May 2015

Consider the four main challenges that educators and students face in pursuit of creativity.

Read research and real-life examples documenting creativity in practice.

Learn about the critical elements for developing creative environments.

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Part of the Solutions for Digital Learner–Centered Classrooms series.

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Leadership Proficiency-Based Assessment Process, Not Product By Troy Gobble, Mark Onuscheck, Anthony R. Reibel, and Eric Twadell With this resource, teachers will discover how to close the gaps between assessment, curriculum, and instruction by replacing outmoded assessment methods with proficiency-based assessments. Learn the essentials of proficiency-based assessment, and explore evidencebased strategies for successful implementation. 192 pages | Pub date: September 2015

Follow a curriculum team’s journey through the process of learning about and implementing proficiency-based assessment. Discover how the phases in the proficiency-based assessment implementation process relate to each other and how each is important. Understand the causes of learning gaps.

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Stop Leading Like It’s Yesterday! Key Concepts for Shaping Today’s School Culture By Casey Reason Explore the Leading for Excellence and Fulfillment model, and discover practical, research-based strategies that will be relevant to school leaders today and tomorrow. Integrate ready-to-use leadership techniques that will open up an unprecedented world of opportunities for both students and teachers.

200 pages | Pub date: August 2014

Learn to recognize educational practices that are outdated and irrelevant to today’s students.

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Score to Soar Moving Teachers From Evaluation to Professional Growth By John F. Eller and Sheila A. Eller Discover how to guide and enhance the job performance of teachers in your school or district. You’ll learn how to evaluate teacher effectiveness, use multiple forms of data for evaluation, and communicate evaluation findings in a way that fosters professional growth. 232 pages | Pub date: March 2015

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Learn the importance of and reasons for teacher supervision.

Access strategies to improve the teacher evaluation process.

Acquire skills to accurately assess and communicate teacher effectiveness. 78BCB–BKF625 $34.95 USD | $44.00 CAD ISBN 978-1-936763-44-3

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Leading a Learning Organization The Science of Working With Others By Casey Reason Improve the quality of organizational learning in your school. The author draws on educational, psychological, and neuroscientific research to show how leaders can change the prevailing emotional climate or tone of a school to promote deeper learning at all levels. 192 pages | Pub date: October 2009

Understand why the rapid pace of change in education has created more fear and stress.

Learn how school leaders can reduce the impact of negative emotions and promote empowering ones.

Establish a more focused and effective work environment. 78BCB–BKF283 $29.95 USD | $37.50 CAD ISBN 978-1-934009-57-4

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Leadership 180 Daily Meditations on School Leadership By Dennis Sparks This daily inspirational book contains 180 meditations for busy school leaders. Each page contains a quote focused on an essential leadership topic and a translation into a powerful “Today I will ...” statement that integrates the reflection into daily practice.

Meditations focus on core leadership practices that have the power to influence leaders’ understanding and actions in ways that could make profound and permanent improvements in teaching, learning, and relationships in schools.

208 pages | Pub date: April 2010

Format allows busy leaders to quickly reference the right meditation.

“Today I will …” statements show leaders exactly how to implement core practices through simple daily actions.

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Leadership Key Competencies for Whole-System Change By Lyle Kirtman and Michael Fullan Develop a creative, productive school culture. Explore seven core leadership competencies for systemic change in schools, districts, and state education systems; discover targeted strategies to overcome initiative overload; and gain the know-how to create enjoyable, innovative learning environments. 152 pages | Pub date: August 2015

Discover why it’s a good time to be an educational leader.

Examine how leaders outside of education share common practices that have brought them success and how this can inform educators’ leadership practices.

Study stories of district and school leaders who have broken out of confusing patterns of incessant initiatives.

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Leadership Creating a Coaching Culture for Professional Learning Communities By Jane A. G. Kise and Beth Russell This practical resource provides activities designed to meet a wide variety of needs so you can choose the ones that fit your leadership style, the learning styles of team members, and the particular needs of the school.

Explore the role of personality type in PLC teams.

Understand how a coaching model can ensure success in a multiyear PLC effort.

232 pages | Pub date: June 2010

Utilize a framework for making constructive use of differences in collaborative work and decision making. 78BCB–BKF350 $34.95 USD | $44.00 CAD ISBN 978-1-935249-41-2

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Brainwork The Neuroscience Behind How We Lead Others By David A. Sousa Through engaging stories and studies, the author shows you how to leverage the most provocative brain research to increase your productivity, expand your creative vision, and become a stronger leader.

Deal with information overload.

Manage the emotions of a crisis.

Ignore irrelevant information.

Work most effectively with colleagues.

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Solve problems by thinking differently.

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Shifting to Common Core Literacy Reconceptualizing How We Teach & Lead By Cheryl Zintgraff Tibbals and Victoria L. Bernhardt Develop new philosophical and pedagogical approaches to 21st century learning. Perfect for school and district administrators, professional development providers, and CCSS coaches, this book offers an evidence-based road map to successful Common Core implementation. 216 pages | Pub date: July 2015

Learn the history behind the Common Core and compelling reasons for deep implementation.

Follow practical examples and stories that make complex content understandable.

Examine relatable hot-button issues most schools face during implementation.

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