Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts Middle School Book Study List

Greater Hartford Academy of the Arts Middle School principal Bo Ryan, literacy coach Sarah Henry, and assistant principal Brendan Hines read and discussed dozens of Solution Tree books that were used for learning, sharing, creating, and research. Learn how book studies helped the school make significant progress toward closing the achievement gap and improving overall student performance by viewing their success story.
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  1. The New Art and Science of Teaching

    The New Art and Science of Teaching

    By: Robert J. Marzano

    This title is a greatly expanded volume of the original The Art and Science of Teaching, offering a framework for substantive change based on Dr. Marzano’s 50 years of education research.

    USD$29.95

    Paperback


  2. Simplifying Common Assessment

    Simplifying Common Assessment

    By: Kim Bailey, Chris Jakicic

    Discover how to write and use team-designed common formative assessments that help ensure all students master essential skills and concepts.

    USD$29.95

    Paperback


  3. Creating a Culture of Feedback

    Creating a Culture of Feedback

    By: William M. Ferriter, Paul Cancellieri

    Discover how to shift your classroom focus to prioritize effective feedback over grades, giving students all the information they need to succeed.

    USD$17.95

    Paperback


  4. A Leader’s Guide to Excellence in Every Classroom

    A Leader’s Guide to Excellence in Every Classroom

    By: John Wink

    Explore the Hierarchy of Instructional Excellence and schoolwide support systems to help education leaders guarantee ultimate teacher success.

    USD$34.95

    Paperback


  5. Seven Keys to a Positive Learning Environment in Your Classroom

    Seven Keys to a Positive Learning Environment in Your Classroom

    By: Tom Hierck

    This book helps teachers create a positive classroom learning environment by establishing clearer expectations, enhancing instruction and assessment, and fostering quality relationships with students.

    USD$29.95

    Paperback


  6. Making Sense of Mathematics for Teaching Grades 6–8: The TQE Process

    Making Sense of Mathematics for Teaching Grades 6–8: The TQE Process

    By: Edward C. Nolan, Juli K. Dixon, George J. Roy, Janet Andreasen

    This multimedia workshop helps create a shared vision of classrooms where teachers and students are engaged in meaningful mathematics learning experiences.

    USD$199.95

    DVD


  7. Poor Students, Richer Teaching

    Poor Students, Richer Teaching

    Mindsets That Raise Student Achievement

    By: Eric Jensen

    Discover three new mindsets in this companion to the the best-selling Poor Students, Rich Teaching. Use the included strategies to strengthen student engagement, resilience, and academic optimism in the face of student poverty. With the right mindsets, college and career readiness is possible for all students.

    USD$34.95

    Paperback


  8. Activating the Vision

    Activating the Vision

    The Four Keys of Mathematics Leadership

    By: Bill Barnes, Mona Toncheff

    Foreword by: Timothy D. Kanold

    To build a successful mathematics program, mathematics leaders must establish a cohesive vision for teaching and learning and put it into action.

    USD$34.95

    Paperback


  9. Learning by Doing

    Learning by Doing

    A Handbook for Professional Learning Communities at Work™

    By: Richard DuFour, Rebecca DuFour, Robert Eaker, Thomas W. Many, Mike Mattos

    The third edition of this comprehensive action guide includes new strategies, tools, and tips for building high-performing professional learning communities. Use the PLC process to establish effective teaching methods, curriculum development, and assessment strategies specific to your school or district.

    USD$39.95

    Paperback


  10. Concise Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About Professional Learning Communities at Work™

    Concise Answers to Frequently Asked Questions About Professional Learning Communities at Work™

    By: Mike Mattos, Rebecca DuFour, Richard DuFour, Robert Eaker, Thomas W. Many

    This powerful, quick-reference guidebook is a must-have for teachers and administrators working to create and sustain the PLC process.

    USD$34.95

    Paperback


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