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Teaching Students About the World of Work

A Challenge to Postsecondary Educators
Edited by Nancy Hoffman and Michael Lawrence Collins, Foreword by Garrett Moran

Teaching Students About the World of Work argues that educational institutions—especially two-year and four-year public institutions serving low-income students—need to make the topic of employment a central element in their educational offerings. Indeed, the book demonstrates that a far greater emphasis on teaching students about the work world will be necessary if colleges are to give disadvantaged students a realistic chance for professional and economic success. The recommendation is a reconfiguration of postsecondary education that represents a paradigm shift in career preparation and learning.

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Teaching Talent

A Visionary Framework for Human Capital in Education
Edited by Rachel E. Curtis and Judy Wurtzel, foreword by Michael F. Bennet, Senator from Colorado

Teaching Talent presents a framework for human capital development that draws on a two-year initiative by the Aspen Institute Education and Society Program to research sectors that have effective, well-developed human capital systems and point the way toward human capital innovations in public education.

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Teaching with a Social, Emotional, and Cultural Lens

A Framework for Educators and Teacher Educators
Nancy L. Markowitz and Suzanne M. Bouffard

Teaching with a Social, Emotional, and Cultural Lens goes beyond existing social emotional learning programs to introduce a new framework for integrating the development of key skills needed for academic success into daily classroom practice.

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TechnoTeaching

Taking Practice to the Next Level in a Digital World
Julie M. Wood and Nicole Ponsford, foreword by P. David Pearson

“Congratulations. Your school has just purchased a cart housing twenty-four tablets. Your principal wants you to roll it right into your classroom and start innovating—tomorrow.”

So begins this engaging and highly accessible guide for practitioners looking for a systematic way to kick their teaching up a notch by combining education technology with best practices in teaching and learning.

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Tell Me So I Can Hear You

A Developmental Approach to Feedback for Educators
Eleanor Drago-Severson and Jessica Blum-DeStefano

In Tell Me So I Can Hear You, Eleanor Drago-Severson and Jessica Blum-DeStefano show how education leaders can learn to deliver feedback in a way that strengthens relationships as well as performance and builds the capacity for growth. Drawing on constructive-developmental theory, the authors describe four stages of adult growth and development and explain how to differentiate feedback for colleagues with different “ways of knowing,” which include:

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The 21st-Century Principal

Current Issues in Leadership and Policy
Edited by Milli Pierce and Deborah L. Stapleton

This collection includes leading thinkers in the field of education who aim to inspire new thinking and bold action, all with an eye toward improving public schools and the leadership abilities of those entrusted to lead them.

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The Alliance Way

The Making of a Bully-Free School
Tina M. Owen-Moore

Award-winning educator Tina M. Owen-Moore details the beliefs and practices that made the Alliance School of Milwaukee the focus of national attention as the first school to open with the mission of being bully-free. The Alliance Way illustrates how creating a safe, inclusive, and academically challenging environment goes beyond a programming approach that targets bullying to a more holistic one in which building relationships takes center stage.

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The American Public School Teacher

Past, Present, and Future
Darrel Drury and Justin Baer, foreword by Judith Warren Little

2011 Notable Education Book, American School Board Journal

At its heart are the National Education Association’s “Status of the American Public School Teacher” surveys, which are conducted every five years and offer unprecedented insights into the professional lives and experiences of teachers nationwide. This volume analyzes and summarizes the survey’s findings, while also offering commentaries on the findings from leading figures in the worlds of education, business, politics, and research.
 

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The Behavior Code

A Practical Guide to Understanding and Teaching the Most Challenging Students
Jessica Minahan and Nancy Rappaport, MD

Based on a collaboration dating back nearly a decade, the authors—a behavioral analyst and a child psychiatrist—reveal their systematic approach for deciphering causes and patterns of difficult behaviors and how to match them with proven strategies for getting students back on track to learn.

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The Behavior Code Companion

Strategies, Tools, and Interventions for Supporting Students with Anxiety-Related or Oppositional Behaviors
Jessica Minahan

Since its publication in 2012, The Behavior Code: A Practical Guide to Understanding and Teaching the Most Challenging Students has helped countless classroom teachers, special educators, and others implement an effective, new approach to teaching focused on skill-building, practical interventions, and purposeful, positive interactions with students who have mental health disorders.

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