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Explore new ways to close achievement gaps by changing school policies, learning environments, teaching practices, and curriculum programs.
The Purposeful Classroom: How to Structure Lessons with Learning Goals in Mind
DOUGLAS FISHER AND NANCY FREY
One of the best ways to make sure the spirit of accountability is reflected in your teaching practice is to make sure everything you do in the classroom relates to a specific learning outcome. ASCD best-selling authors Doug Fisher and Nancy Frey explain exactly how to do that and take you through all the steps of making sure every lesson plan has high expectations and a clear purpose for learning.
(ASCD book, 2011) 6" x 9", 170 pages.
$18.95 (ASCD Members) $24.95 (Nonmembers)Stock #112007N47
Simply Better: Doing What Matters Most to Change the Odds for Student Success
Drawing from the research base that informed the ASCD best-selling series of What Works In Schools titles, this book identifies key principles at the heart of what it takes to help all students become successful learners. Education research expert Bryan Goodwin provides you with a What Matters Most Framework that focuses your school on how to change the odds for underserved children.
(ASCD Premium Member book copublished with McREL, August 2011) 7 7/8" x 9 7/8", 184 pages.
$19.95 (ASCD Members) $26.95 (Nonmembers)Stock #111038N47
Motivating Black Males to Achieve in School and in Life DVD
Baruti Kafele, the author of the ASCD blockbuster
Motivating Black Males to Achieve in School and in Life
(see page 19), brings his personal magic to this DVD, so you can explain to your school how to address the issues threatening so many young, black male students. The video provides practical tools and empowering examples that schools can integrate into their programs and practices right away.
(ASCD DVD, 2011) One 60-minute DVD.
$129 (ASCD Members) $179 (Nonmembers) Stock #611087N47
Creating the Opportunity to Learn: Moving from Research to Practice to Close the Achievement Gap
A. WADE BOYKIN AND PEDRO NOGUERA
Instead of “quick-fix reforms” that promise to close achievement gaps but end up delivering little, here’s a book that delves into the research to provide you with realistic solutions for catching up children in danger of failing and dropping out. Find out why some school districts are making more progress than others and make sure you’re focused on what really works.
(ASCD Premium, Select, and Institutional Plus Member book, September 2011) 6"x 9", 235 pages.
$20.95 (ASCD Members) $27.95 (Nonmembers) Stock #107016N47
Reaching Out to Latino Families of English Language Learners
DAVID CAMPOS, ROCIO DELGADO, AND MARY ESTHER SOTO HUERTA
Here’s a book that will inspire you to proceed with confidence in developing successful home-to-school partnerships with the families of Latino English language learners. The authors guide you through the many steps of starting and furthering the part-nering process with Latino families.
(ASCD book, 2011) 8 1/2" x 11", 224 pages.
$22.95 (ASCD Members) $30.95 (Nonmembers) Stock #110005N47
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