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Guest Post: ‘Changing the Conversation’ by Teacher Ambassador Lisa Coates

This guest post from Jossey-Bass Teacher Ambassador Lisa Coates tells the story of Albert Hill Middle School, a Title I turnaround in Richmond City, Virginia. Currently in the midst of major transition, Albert Hill has implemented school-wide use of Doug … Read more.

Using The Google Year in Search to Create Lesson Plans in 2016!

A lot happens in a year. In December, with 2015 coming to a close, Google Trends released their fifteenth annual “Year In Search,” a report that aggregates a year’s worth of information about what people around the globe have been … Read more.

Congratulations to Our Jossey-Bass Teacher Ambassadors!

  We would like to issue a warm congratulations to all of our Jossey-Bass Teacher Ambassadors at the close of the ambassador program’s inaugural year! Our ambassadors come from all corners of the country and represent a wide range of … Read more.

Secrets for Answering the Supplemental Questions on College Applications

LYNN F. JACOBS is a professor of Art History at the University of Arkansas. JEREMY S. HYMAN is founder and chief architect of Professors’ Guide™ content products, ( and lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Arkansas. JEFFREY DURSO-FINLEY has … Read more.

Don’t Miss Our Authors’ Keynotes at Learning Forward!

We’re setting off to Washington, DC to attend the Learning Forward conference. We will be selling books at our Wiley booth, and we’d love to see you! Stop by our booth to say hello, browse through our books, and take … Read more.

Proverbs in Disguise: An Excerpt from The Reading Teacher’s Book of Lists, 6th Edition

EDWARD B. FRYE PH.D. (1925–2010), was Professor Emeritus of Education at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey. Internationally known for his Readability Graph, Fry was the author of more than 30 books. JACQUELINE E. KRESS is a tenured Professor … Read more.

Why We’re Excited About NCTE

We’re headed to Minneapolis this week to attend the NCTE conference! We’ll be at the Wiley booth (#407) and we hope you’ll stop by to say hello and browse through our books. There are a lot of things we’re looking … Read more.

Free On-Demand Workshop! 3 Keys to Building Powerful Academic Language

We recently partnered with PCG Education to bring you an on-demand workshop that focuses on the three important components of a robust academic language program: complex texts, independent reading, and text-based vocabulary instruction. In this 45-minute workshop, English Language Arts … Read more.

Say More, Talk Less: An Excerpt from Building School 2.0

CHRIS LEHMANN is the founding principal of the Science Leadership Academy, a progressive science and technology high school in Philadelphia, PA. ZAC CHASE is a former teacher, an instructional technology coordinator, a consultant, and a writer who blogs at This … Read more.

Available Now! A Deck of Cards for Exercising Your Creative Brain

Keith Sawyer’s book Zig Zag: The Surprising Path to Greater Creativity shows readers everywhere how to increase their creative potential. Outlining an eight-step method for maximizing creative potential, the book offers more than 100 research-based techniques for improving creativity. We’re … Read more.