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A Teacher’s Guide to Excellence in Every Classroom

Maximize your impact as an educator and unlock your students’ full potential with A Teacher’s Guide to Excellence in Every Classroom. Readers will discover how to promote academic success, increase engagement, and foster a growth mindset among their students.

Benefits

  • Study the powerful impact educators have on the lives of their students through influential teaching strategies and building relationships.
  • Examine the connections between teacher effectiveness and widespread student excellence.
  • Consult schoolwide, team, and individualized support systems and interventions, which strengthen instruction at every level of need and experience.
  • Gain numerous strategies for classroom management and pathways toward increasing your effectiveness through the Student Excellence Support System.
  • Learn how the author’s Hierarchy of Instructional Excellence relates to Abraham Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs in order to address specific areas for student improvement and growth, including self-actualization.

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

Chapter 1: Teachers—Our Most Powerful Resource
Chapter 2: Teaching for Excellence—Learning Resources
Chapter 3: Teaching for Excellence—Classroom Routines and Procedures
Chapter 4: Teaching for Excellence—Relationships for Learning
Chapter 5: Teaching for Excellence—Student Engagement
Chapter 6: Teaching for Excellence—Rigor and Mastery
Chapter 7: Teaching for Excellence—Creative Strategies for Individual Students
Chapter 8: Teaching for Excellence—Student Leadership

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Chapter 3

Chapter 4

Chapter 5

Chapter 6

Chapter 7

Chapter 8

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BOOKS

  • Buffum, A., & Mattos, M. (Eds.). (2015). It’s About Time: Planning Interventions and Extensions in Elementary School. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Buffum, A., Mattos, M., & Malone, J. (2018). Taking Action: A Handbook for RTI at Work™. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Buffum, A., Mattos, M., & Weber, C. (2009). Pyramid Response to Intervention: RTI, Professional Learning Communities, and How to Respond When Kids Don’t Learn. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Buffum, A., Mattos, M., & Weber, C. (2012). Simplifying Response to Intervention: Four Essential Guiding Principles. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • DuFour, R., DuFour, R., Eaker, R., Many, T. W., & Mattos, M. (2016). Learning by Doing: A Handbook for Professional Learning Communities at Work (3rd ed.). Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • DuFour, R., & Marzano, R. J. (2011). Leaders of Learning: How District, School, and Classroom Leaders Improve Student Achievement. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Ferriter, W. M. (2015). Creating Purpose-Driven Learning Experiences. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Ferriter, W. M., & Cancellieri, P. J. (2017). Creating a Culture of Feedback. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Frey, N., Fisher, D. & Gonzalez, A. (2010). Literacy 2.0: Reading and Writing in 21st Century Classrooms. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Jensen, E. (2019). Poor Students, Rich Teaching: Seven High-Impact Mindsets for Students From Poverty (Rev. ed.). Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Wiliam, D. (2018). Embedded Formative Assessment (2nd ed.). Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.
  • Wink, J. R. (2017). A Leader’s Guide to Excellence in Every Classroom: Creating Support Systems for Teacher Success. Bloomington, IN: Solution Tree Press.

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