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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
What teachers say to students—when they praise or discipline, give directions or ask questions, and introduce concepts or share stories—affects student learning and behavior. A slight change in intonation can also dramatically change how language feels for students. In What We Say and How We Say It Matter, Mike Anderson digs into the nuances of language in the classroom. This book’s many examples will help teachers examine their language habits and intentionally improve their classroom practice so their language matches and supports their goals.