May 2014

What Great Teachers Do Differently: 17 Things
That Matter Most 
    By Todd Whitaker

In the second edition of this renowned book, you will find pearls of wisdom, heartfelt advice, and inspiration from one of the nation's leading authorities on staff motivation, teacher leadership, and principal effectiveness. With wit and understanding, the author describes the beliefs, behaviors, attitudes, and interactions of great teachers and explains what they do differently.

Call Number:  TT265   



Redefining Literacy 2.0
By David F. Warlick

This seminal work on what literacy truly means in the 21st Century is filled with big, meaningful ideas. The purpose of this book is not to replace the three Rs, but to expand them to a model for literacy that applies to classrooms which are shape-shifting under the pressures of converging conditions. This is a must-read for all educators!
  Call Number: IT13

 Dinah Zike's Big Book of Books and Activities: An Illustrated Guide for Teachers, Parents, and Anyone Who Works with Kids! 

By Dinah Zike   


This book is the winner of Learning magazine's Teachers' Choice Award. It illustrates how to make HUNDREDS of manipulatives and teaching aids using inexpensive materials found in the classroom or at home. With over 400 black and white photographs and illustrations, this easy-to-use visual guide takes you through the steps for making each student/teacher project that will help convert your classroom into a student-oriented learning environment.   


Call Number: TT201  

21st Century Mentor's Handbook: Creating a Culture for Learning  
By Paula Rutherford
  This handbook, field tested by hundreds on mentors, provides a multitude of resources to help mentors promote the success and professional growth of new teachers. Resources included are: new teacher tools including needs assessments, self-assessments, and goal setting and reflection formats; tools for mentoring in a standards-based environment; tools for peer observation and data-driven discussions; mentoring calendar; and, mentor responses to challenges and concerns of new teachers.

Call Number: TT264   
Indoor Games That Teach: Activities for Learning
and Fun


By Robynne Eagan


For hands-on, stimulating, educational fun and active learning, this book is just the thing. The games included in this resource have been specifically chosen to offer a stimulating variety to appeal to the diverse abilities, learning skills, and sense of fun of students in K-4th grade. This resource includes a variety of cross-curricular games from the active to sedentary levels and provide opportunities to teach new skills and concepts, reinforce development of skills and the learning of facts. Encourage socialization, cooperation, and communication and foster independent, creative thought.

Call Number: TT82

Social Skills Activities for Secondary Students with Special Needs  
By Darlene Mannix 
For special educators, counselors, and other professionals, here is an exciting collection of 187 ready-to-use worksheets to help special students in grades 6-12 build the social skills they need to interact effectively with others and learn how to apply these skills to various real-life settings, situations, and problems. The activities will not only enable them to get along with others, but to control a situation by actively participating and contributing to the social outcome. 


Call Numbers: CSL85   

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