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Fixed vs. Growth Mindsets–And How They Impact Student Performance (Excerpt from Mathematical Mindsets)

DR. JO BOALER is a professor of mathematics education at Stanford University. The author of seven books and numerous research articles, she serves as an advisor to several Silicon Valley companies and is a White House presenter on girls and STEM. … Read more.

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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.

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How to Define Your Discipline Policy: An Excerpt from Teaching Outside the Box, 3rd Edition

LOUANNE JOHNSON is the author of nine books about education and the YA novel Muchacho. She is the author of The New York Times bestseller Dangerous Minds (originally My Posse Don’t Do Homework). At present, she teaches high school full-time … Read more.

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Tips for Enhancing Creativity in the Classroom

by Shelley Carson, Ph.D., author of Your Creative Brain Teachers and schools get a lot of bad press concerning the so-called “fourth grade slump” in creativity, a phenomenon in which scores on standard creativity tests begin to decline dramatically between … Read more.

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8 Useful Literacy Resources in Honor of National Youth Literacy Day

August 26th is National Youth Literacy Day! How will you and your students be celebrating? If you or your students want to celebrate the day and have a little fun, our friends at 826 National have some cool writing projects for every day leading … Read more.

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It’s Called the Snackbook Because It’s So Tasty

by Christi Carpenter, teacher and Jossey-Bass’ summer teacher consultant The first three weeks of my summer were spent at one of the coolest indoor locations in the San Francisco Bay area: The Exploratorium! The original hands on museum, the Exploratorium … Read more.

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Reading is More Than Reading

Written by Ruth Schoenbach, Lynn Murphy, and Cynthia Greenleaf, co-directors of the WestEd-sponsored Strategic Literacy Initiative (SLI), this significantly updated second edition of the bestselling book contains strategies for helping students in middle school through community college gain the reading … Read more.

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Notes From a Teacher

by Christi Carpenter, teacher and Jossey-Bass’ summer teacher consultant When I was in college and I engaged in competitive reading, I developed a rule for seasonal fiction reading:  read American authors in the summer, Russians in the winter, and Brit … Read more.

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Defining the Teacherpreneur

We need a bold new brand of teacher leadership in order to create opportunities for teachers to practice, share, and grow their knowledge and expertise. This book is about “teacherpreneurs,” highly accomplished classroom teachers who blur the lines of distinction … Read more.

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Developing Positive Classroom Relationships

The third edition of this award-winning book by Julia G. Thompson, a public school teacher for more than 25 years, gives beginning educators everything they need to survive and thrive in the classroom. Updated and revised, this new edition covers … Read more.

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