Bestselling author Mike Schmoker describes a plan for radically improving student learning that is built on three core elements: a focused and coherent curriculum (what we teach); clear, prioritized lessons (how we teach); and purposeful reading and writing, or authentic literacy. With this "less is...

Data Wise

Data Wise: A Step-by-Step Guide to Using Assessment Results to Improve Teaching and Learning presents a clear and carefully tested blueprint for school leaders. It shows how examining test scores and other classroom data can become a catalyst for important schoolwide conversations that will enhance ...

Leading With Focus

In his 2011 ASCD best-seller Focus: Elevating the Essentials to Radically Improve Student Learning, author Mike Schmoker described a fresh pproach to K-12 teaching built on three core elements: a focused and coherent curriculum; clear, prioritized lessons; and purposeful reading and writing, or auth...



For more than two decades, psychologist and journalist Daniel Goleman has been scouting the leading edge of the human sciences for what's new, surprising, and important. In Focus, he delves into the science of attention in all its varieties, presenting a long overdue discussion of this little-notice...

Teaching 21st Century Skills

The 21st century has ushered in game-changing technological advances that have transformed the way we learn, live, and work. New technologies, global competition and communication, social networking, and the accelerated growth of knowledge have given rise to an increasingly interconnected world that...

Leaders Of Learning

Power Standards

Feeling overwhelmed by the plethora of standards in your state? Don't despair! This book will help you separate the "need to know" standards from the "nice to know" and create a prioritized subset of your state or district standards.

Sweet Dreams 5-Minute Bedtime Stories

Whether it's naptime or nighttime, putting your little one to sleep is never complete without a story or two . . . or ten! This collection features ten bedtime books that can each be read aloud in five minutes or less.

The Art And Science Of Teaching

The popular author of Classroom Instruction That Works discusses 10 questions that can help teachers sharpen their craft and do what really works for the particular students in their classroom.