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Leading the Rebound

by Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey, John Hattie, and Dominic Smith

Let’s make the "next normal" a "better normal"

If there ever was a time for our heroic school leadership to persevere, it’s now. Because now, well over one year since the pandemic stretched the resilience and reserves of our school systems, it’s time to "rebound." It’s time to leverage this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to reboot teaching and learning as we know it so that we magnify the effective practices from the past while leveraging the so many recent lessons learned.

This is where Doug Fisher, Nancy Frey, Dominique Smith, and John Hattie, coauthors of The Distance Learning Playbook series, are ideally equipped to serve as your collaborators.

Inside Leading the Rebound: 20+ Must-Dos to Restart Teaching and Learning you’ll find immediate actions, mindsets, and approaches to take if we’re to reimagine and improve our schools and school systems.

What’s more Leading the Rebound is backed up with all kinds of resources--including VISIBLE LEARNING® research, sample planning tools, and other essential tips and strategies--to provide you with a start-to-finish roadmap for navigating this absolutely critical next leg in our journey toward a "better normal."

Teaching to Empower by Debbie Zacarian and Michael Silverstone

We want students to master academic standards, and we want them to be confident, adaptive, and socially responsible. Above all, we want them to find meaning and satisfaction in their lives. Achieving these goals requires a concerted focus on the social-emotional skills that empower students in and beyond the classroom.

In Teaching to Empower, Debbie Zacarian and Michael Silverstone explore what an empowered student looks like in our increasingly diverse contemporary schools and prompt educators to examine their own relationship to empowerment. The book's evidence-based strategies and authentic examples show you how to foster an inclusive culture of agency, self-confidence, and collaboration that will give each of your students—regardless of race, culture, language, socioeconomic status, abilities, sexuality, or gender—the opportunity, responsibility, and tools to become an active learner, thoughtful community member, and engaged global citizen. Whether you're a preservice teacher, a classroom novice, or a veteran, you'll find the practical guidance you'll need to

* Create inclusive and empowering physical learning spaces.

* Set up self-directed learning and promote positive interdependence.

* Promote student self-reflection.

* Teach the skills of collaboration.

* Foster the self-advocacy that fuels deeper, more autonomous learning.

* Partner more effectively with families and the community to support student empowerment.

(Including both

Reading and Writing Units)

The Ramped-Up Read Aloud by Maria Walther

Ramped Up Read Aloud: What to Notice As You Turn the Page by Maria Walther, is a best selling resource that helps primary teachers ramp-up their read-alouds! The read alouds in this book will help teachers to foster a strong sense of community, celebrate the written (and illustrated) word, build a foundation for future reading and learning, expand vocabulary (with a focus on Tier 2 words), support budding writers, spark collaborative conversations, encourage perspective-taking, empathy, and a growth mindset.

A first grade teacher for decades, Maria is a master of “strategic savoring.” Her lesson design efficiently sparks instructional conversations around the cover illustration, enriching vocabulary words, literary language, and the ideas and themes vital to young learners.

The set includes the professional book along with all published recommended texts. Please contact us for more information!

Are the shelves of your library filled with texts for ALL your students? Make sure your students have access to equitable, relevant, and culturally responsive books! Our high school set includes eighteen culturally responsive books written by Jason Reynolds, Nic Stone, Samira Ahmed, Jacqueline Woodson, Kwame Alexander, and many more. All geared for high school students!

Update your science book selection in your classroom! Grade level science trade books for Grades K-5 correlate with the NGSS. Contact us today for our book lists!