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Teacher Preparation

Recommended Reading on Teacher Preparation Darling-Hammond, ed. A Good Teacher in Every Classroom: Preparing the Highly Qualified Teachers Our Children Deserve, Jossey-Bass, 2005. Darling-Hammond. Preparing Teachers for a Changing World: What Teachers Should Learn and Be Able to Do, Jossey-Bass, 2005. Kirby, et. al. Reforming Teacher Education, Rand, 2006. Leef.  Educating Teachers: The Best Minds […]

Professional Development

Recommended Reading on Professional Development Allen, et. al. The Facilitator’s Book of Questions: Tools for Looking Together at Student and Teacher Work, Teachers College Press, Columbia University, 2004. Crocket, ed. Building Professional Collaborative Cultures Toolkit, Disney’s American Teachers Awards, 2003. (multiple copies) Dana.  The Reflective Educator’s Guide to Classroom Research:  Learning to Teach and Teaching […]

Teaching & School Improvement

Recommended Reading on Teaching & School Improvement Ahmed. Being the Change: Lessons and Strategies to Teach Social Comprehension, Heinemann, 2018. Ainsworth.  Power Standards: Identifying the Standards that Matter the Most, Lead + Learn Press. 2003. Anderson, et. al.  A Taxonomy for Learning, Teaching, and Assessing: A Revision of Bloom’s Taxonomy of Educational Objectives, Longman, 2001. […]


Recommended Reading on Science Abell. Seamless Assessment in Science: A Guide for Elementary and Middle School Teachers, Heinemann, 2006. American Assoc. for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Atlas of Scientific Literacy, Volume 1, AAAS, 2007 American Assoc. for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Atlas of Scientific Literacy, Volume 2, AAAS, 2007 Campbell. Science Notebooks: Writing […]


Recommended Reading on Math Anderson. Classroom Discussions: Seeing Math Discourse in Action, Grades K-6, Math Solutions Publications, 2003. Includes 2 DVDs & CD. Ashlock. Error Patterns in Computation: Using Error Patterns to Help Each Student Learn, 10th Edition, Allyn & Bacon, 2010. Bamberger. Math Misconceptions: From Misunderstanding to Deep Understanding, Heinemann, 2010. Bay-Williams. Mathematics Coaching: […]


Recommended Reading on Literacy  Akhavian.  How to Align Literacy Instruction, Assessment, and Standards: And Achieve Results You Never Dreamed Possible, Heinemann, 2004. Allen. Conferring: The Keystone of Reader’s Workshop, Stenhouse, 2009. Allington, ed.  No Quick Fix: Rethinking Literacy Programs in America’s Elementary Schools, The RTI Edition, Teachers College Press, 2007. Allington. What Really Matters in […]

Cotsen Library Catalog

Mentoring Aguilar. The Art of Coaching: Effective Strategies for School Transformation, Jossey-Bass, 2013. (3 copies) Aguilar. The Art of Coaching in Teams: Building Resilient Communities That Transform Schools, Jossey-Bass, 2016. (2 copies) Aguilar. Onward: Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators, Jossey-Bass, 2018. Aguilar. The Onward Workbook: Daily Activities to Cultivate Your Emotional Resilience and Thrive, Jossey-Bass, […]

12th Annual ART of TEACHING Conference Opening Remarks

  During the opening session, Jerry Harris, the ART of TEACHING’s executive director, welcomed the group. “Today is our opportunity as a professional family to reconnect, share a meal, engage in stimulating conversation, and strengthen the ties that bind us together as a family as we continue to grow into a formidable force committed to […]

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“Teachers are more aware of their teaching practice and of the need to focus on learning … Conversations are deeper and focus more often on pedagogy. There is a tone of professional pride that was not there before.” – Cotsen Alum