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5/15/2018 12:22:54 AM > 5/21/2018 6:28:37 PM

Systems for Instructional Improvement

Creating Coherence from the Classroom to the District Office
Paul Cobb, Kara Jackson, Erin Henrick, Thomas M. Smith, and the MIST team, Afterword by Michael Sorum

In Systems for Instructional Improvement, Paul Cobb and his colleagues draw on their extensive research to propose a series of specific, empirically grounded recommendations that together constitute a theory of action for advancing instruction at scale. The authors outline the elements of a coherent instructional system; describe productive practices for school leaders in supporting teachers’ growth; and discuss the role of district leaders in developing school-level capacity for instructional improvement.


5/8/2018 12:58:54 AM > 5/21/2018 6:28:37 PM

Truth Without Tears

African American Women Deans Share Lessons in Leadership
Carolyn R. Hodges and Olga M. Welch, Afterword by Earl T. Braxton

Truth Without Tears is a timely and insightful portrait of Black women leaders in American colleges and universities. Carolyn R. Hodges and Olga M. Welch are former deans who draw extensively on their experience as African American women to account for both the challenges and opportunities facing women of color in educational leadership positions.


5/1/2018 12:04:51 AM > 5/21/2018 6:28:37 PM

Millennial Teachers of Color

Edited by Mary E. Dilworth, Foreword by Lisa Delpit

Millennial Teachers of Color explores the opportunities and challenges for creating and sustaining a healthy teaching force in the United States. Millennials are the largest generational cohort in American history, with approximately ninety million members and, of these, roughly 43 percent are people of color. This book, edited by prominent teacher educator Mary E. Dilworth, considers the unique qualities, challenges, and opportunities posed by that large population for the teaching field.


4/24/2018 12:48:37 AM > 5/21/2018 6:28:37 PM

Self-Regulation in Learning

The Role of Language and Formative Assessment
Alison L. Bailey and Margaret Heritage

In their new book, Alison L. Bailey and Margaret Heritage illustrate how to help students become more self-regulated learners—that is, to be able to monitor and take charge of their own learning when working independently and in groups. Language provides the foundation for the development of self-regulatory skills, enabling students to express themselves and negotiate interactions with others; the demands of these self-regulatory processes in turn can support the development of rich vocabulary and social language skills. The authors also emphasize the role of formative assessment as a means of supporting students in engaging in language-rich, self-regulated learning.


4/10/2018 12:41:26 AM > 5/21/2018 6:28:37 PM

You Can't Be What You Can't See

The Power of Opportunity to Change Young Lives
Milbrey W. McLaughlin, Foreword by Arne Duncan, and Afterword by Greg Darnieder

You Can’t Be What You Can’t See presents a rare longitudinal account of the benefits of a high-quality, out-of-school program on the life trajectories of hundreds of poor, African American youth who grew up in Chicago’s notorious Cabrini-Green housing project in the 1980s and early ’90s.


4/3/2018 12:39:55 AM > 5/21/2018 6:28:37 PM

Ambitious Science Teaching

Mark Windschitl, Jessica Thompson, and Melissa Braaten

Ambitious Science Teaching outlines a powerful framework for science teaching to ensure that instruction is rigorous and equitable for students from all backgrounds. The practices presented in the book are being used in schools and districts that seek to improve science teaching at scale, and a wide range of science subjects and grade levels are represented.


3/20/2018 12:31:27 AM > 5/21/2018 6:28:37 PM

Visual Thinking Strategies for Preschool

Using Art to Enhance Literacy and Social Skills
Philip Yenawine

Visual Thinking Strategies for Preschool shows how teachers can add visual thinking strategies (VTS) to their existing curriculum to encourage language, critical thinking, and social skills for children ages three to five. In this sequel to his popular book, Visual Thinking Strategies, author Philip Yenawine describes using art and other visual experiences to create engaging and powerful learner-centered environments for young children just beginning their formal school experience.


3/13/2018 12:27:11 AM > 5/21/2018 6:28:37 PM

Accountability and Opportunity in Higher Education

The Civil Rights Dimension
Edited by Gary Orfield and Nicholas Hillman

In Accountability and Opportunity in Higher Education, leading scholars address the unforeseen impact of accountability standards on students of color and the institutions that disproportionately serve them. The book describes how federal policies can worsen existing racial inequalities in higher education and offers alternative solutions aimed to protect and advance civil rights for low-income and minority students and their colleges.


3/6/2018 12:11:09 AM > 5/21/2018 6:28:37 PM

The Flight of a Butterfly or the Path of a Bullet?

Using Technology to Transform Teaching and Learning
Larry Cuban

In this book, Larry Cuban looks at the uses and effects of digital technologies in K–12 classrooms, exploring if and how technology has transformed teaching and learning. In particular, he examines forty-one classrooms across six districts in Silicon Valley that have devoted special attention and resources to integrating digital technologies into their education practices.


2/27/2018 12:17:46 AM > 5/21/2018 6:28:37 PM


Why Teachers Leave the Profession They Love and How They Can Stay
Doris A. Santoro, Foreword by David C. Berliner

Demoralized: Why Teachers Leave the Profession They Love and How They Can Stay offers a timely analysis of professional dissatisfaction that challenges the common explanation of burnout. Featuring the voices of educators, the book offers concrete lessons for practitioners, school leaders, and policy makers on how to think more strategically to retain experienced teachers and make a difference in the lives of students.