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Adolescents are called moody, reckless, impractical, insecure, and distracted. However, they also possess insight, passion, idealism, sensitivity, and creativity. Award-winning author Thomas Armstrong looks at the teenage brain from an empathetic, strength-based perspective—and describes how educators can make the most of their students’ potential. Grounded in current neurological research, this book explains how the adolescent brain works and proposes eight instructional elements to
Book: (ASCD Premium and Select Member book, Featured Selection, July 2016) 6" x 9", 202 pages
Increasing students’ vocabulary is vital to their reading and learning success, and promoting the use of academic language in speech and writing will also encourage further understanding. In this guide, you will find strategies, games, and classroom essentials you can use to create vocab lesson plans that are both exciting and effective. Discover ways to engage students in vocab learning with word walls, learning stations, and brain-compatible lessons. Explore strategies and rubrics for assessing vocabulary learning, and plan how to team with your colleagues to increase vocabulary across your grade level or school.
This guide’s tips, strategies, sample questions and statements, and peacemaking tools will help teachers successfully use restorative practices in their classrooms.
Educational coaches—whether math, literacy, instructional, or curriculum coaches—vary in the content of the work they do and in the grade range of the teachers with whom they work. But “good coaching is good coaching,” as coaching expert Cathy A. Toll affirms in this, her newest book. All coaches seek to help solve problems and increase teacher success, and they all depend on effective collaboration to do so. This practical guide shows readers how to get the most out of educational coaching.