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This book is about shining the light of possibility on underachieving students and taking action to ensure they receive the best instruction we have to offer. How to Reach the Hard to Teach presents a thoughtful and practical approach to achieving breakthrough success with linguistically and culturally diverse students who are struggling in school. Combining elements of the SIOP® model and the FIT Teaching® approach, authors Jana Echevarría, Nancy Frey, and Douglas Fisher distill what we know about excellent instruction into five guiding principles:
You’ll learn specific practices and see how real-life teachers are employing these in their classrooms to ensure all students have the opportunity and the means to learn.
(ASCD book, 2016) 6" x 9", 178 pages
Boosting your students' literacy requires addressing all the interconnected elements of emotion, cognition, and higher-order thinking. You can meet that challenge with the advice from two ASCD best-selling authors Pérsida Himmele and William Himmele and a classroom teacher Keely Potter.
This guide’s tips, strategies, sample questions and statements, and peacemaking tools will help teachers successfully use restorative practices in their classrooms.