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Becoming a Transformative Leader: Guide to Equitable Schools – Education Article

Becoming a Transformative Leader: A Guide to Creating Equitable Schools By Carolyn M. Shields(Routledge/Eye On Education, 2020 – Learn more) Reviewed by Chris Dransoff Becoming a Transformative Leader is a follow-up to a 2018 edition by Carolyn M. Shields and includes more “how to” elements of implementing what the author calls Transformational Leadership Theory (TLT) – really a call to addressing issues of equity and justice in our schools. Shields uses eight tenets to frame her explanation of TLT. The eight…

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Leading Learning for ELL Students: Strategies for Success – Education Article

Leading Learning for ELL Students: Strategies for Success By Catherine Beck and Heidi Pace(Routledge/Eye On Education, 2017 – Learn more) Reviewed by Jordan Walker-Reyes Leading Learning for ELL Students is for all educational leaders at the district and school levels looking to evaluate and strengthen their current services for English Learners. Though it is written with school and district administrators in mind, I would still highly recommend it for EL teachers as a guideline and vision for improving their ESOL programs.…

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How Good Leaders Connect and Inspire – Education Article

Putting Teachers First: How to Inspire, Motivate, and Connect with Your StaffBy Brad Johnson(Routledge/Eye On Education, 2019 – Learn more) Reviewed by Brad Latzke When I moved into a leadership position long ago, I made a conscious decision to push all my leadership chips to the center of the table and bet on relationships. Brad Johnson’s book, Putting Teachers First: How to Inspire, Motivate, and Connect with Your Staff, takes a similar view and brings to life a myriad of…

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Content Area Literacy Strategies That Work: Do This Not That – Education Article

Content Area Literacy Strategies That Work: Do This, Not That!By Lori G. Wilfong(Routledge/Eye On Education, 2019 – Learn more) Reviewed by Jordan Walker-Reyes For any English as a Second Language teacher wanting to grow their English learners’ academic language in the core classrooms and to support core teachers, this book is for you! My school is currently moving toward literacy-based instruction in all content areas, and Content Area Literacy Strategies that Work has so many ideas about how we can…

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Rigor in 6-12 Math and Science Classrooms: A Teacher Toolkit – Education Article

Rigor in the 6-12 Math and Science Classroom – A Teacher ToolkitBy Barbara R. Blackburn and Abbigail Armstrong(Routledge/Eye On Education, 2019 – Learn more) Reviewed by Jennifer Sexton Barbara Blackburn always provides her readers with solid, easy-to-implement strategies for any classroom. In her latest book, Blackburn and co-author Abbigail Armstrong give clear definitions for “rigor” and how to apply rigorous instruction in any math or science setting in middle or high school. Setting up a rigorous classroom environment that motivates…

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Creating Your Dream Elementary Classroom From the Inside Out – Education Article

Creating Your Dream Elementary Classroom from the Inside Out: A Practical Guide for TeachersBy Becky Hunt(Routledge/Eye On Education, 2019 – Learn more) Reviewed by Linda Biondi If you’re wondering how to set up your new classroom or you are ready to make some changes in your familiar space, Creating Your Dream Elementary Classroom from the Inside Out: A Practical Guide for Teachers is the book for you! In my many years as an upper elementary teacher, I was always looking…

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Rigor in the RTI and MTSS Classroom: Practical Tools – Education Article

Rigor in the RTI and MTSS Classroom: Practical Tools and StrategiesBy Barbara R. Blackburn and Bradley S. Witzel(Routledge, 2018 – Learn more) Reviewed by Bryndle Bottoms Rigor in the RTI and MTSS Classroom is rich with useful tools and methods to effectively teach all children. The book encourages the whole school approach with specifics on leadership teams that are trained in areas of MTSS. It offers an excellent example of how to expand a current MTSS program in a school…

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