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“Give teachers some voice about what their needs are…. Let them talk, let them communicate, let them be engaged in the p...
03/03/2022
Superficial Self-Care? Stressed-Out Teachers Say No Thanks

“Give teachers some voice about what their needs are…. Let them talk, let them communicate, let them be engaged in the problem-solving process. Because right now teachers are sort of left out of the conversation.”

Patricia Jennings, author of TEACHER BURNOUT TURNAROUND (WWNorton.com/rd/TBT) and Mindfulness for Teachers, discusses the structural changes necessary to support teachers through the challenges of the pandemic in this article from Education Week.

Many teachers see the "mindfulness" push as well intentioned, but not a panacea for the feeling that their jobs have become untenable.

Today on K-12 Talk, Thomas Courtney shares four books that will draw in even the most reluctant readers.
02/25/2022
Four Gateway Books for Reluctant Readers

Today on K-12 Talk, Thomas Courtney shares four books that will draw in even the most reluctant readers.

By Thomas Courtney Are your students out of the habit of reading “real” books? I have noticed that although many of my own students are flat-out thrilled to be back in the classroom, some have been…

NEW from Geraldine Woods, INDEPENDENT STUDY THAT WORKS: DESIGNING A SUCCESSFUL PROGRAM is available March 29th wherever ...
02/18/2022
Independent Study That Works

NEW from Geraldine Woods, INDEPENDENT STUDY THAT WORKS: DESIGNING A SUCCESSFUL PROGRAM is available March 29th wherever books are sold! This practical guide draws on her experience designing and directing the much-admired independent study program at Horace Mann School to help teachers nurture student motivation and creativity.

"Geraldine Woods deftly makes the case for creating an independent study and provides all the direction you might need. She has condensed decades of experience into an accessible and beneficial package." - Bob Matthews, English Teacher and Director of Independent Study, Episcopal High School, Bellaire, Texas

Read an excerpt from Daniel Rechtschaffen's THE WAY OF MINDFUL EDUCATION: CULTIVATING WELL-BEING IN TEACHERS AND STUDENT...
02/16/2022
View of The Way of Mindful Education: Cultivating Well-Being in Teachers and Students

Read an excerpt from Daniel Rechtschaffen's THE WAY OF MINDFUL EDUCATION: CULTIVATING WELL-BEING IN TEACHERS AND STUDENTS in Holistic Education Review. Packed with lesson plans, exercises, and considerations for specific age groups and students with special needs, this working manual demonstrates the real world application of mindfulness practices in K-12 classrooms. Visit https://WWNorton.com/rd/TWOME to learn more about the book.

Read the Teachers College, Columbia University Record review of Patricia Jennings' THE TRAUMA-SENSITIVE CLASSROOM: BUILD...
02/11/2022
TCRecord: Article

Read the Teachers College, Columbia University Record review of Patricia Jennings' THE TRAUMA-SENSITIVE CLASSROOM: BUILDING RESILIENCE WITH COMPASSIONATE TEACHING (https://WWNorton.com/rd/TSC). Tish is also the author of Mindfulness for Teachers.

"The book combines the author’s expertise in mindful practices with trauma-sensitive implementation strategies that have the potential not only to strengthen and sustain teacher resilience and tenure in the field, but also to promote resilience in students."

Read the Teachers College, Columbia University Record review of Renee Hobb's MIND OVER MEDIA: PROPAGANDA EDUCATION for a...
02/07/2022
TCRecord: Article

Read the Teachers College, Columbia University Record review of Renee Hobb's MIND OVER MEDIA: PROPAGANDA EDUCATION for a DIGITAL AGE (WWNorton.com/rd/mindmedia), Winner of the AAP 2021 PROSE Award for Excellence in Social Sciences.

“[P]rovides clear and thought-provoking ideas and examples that would benefit educators in both K–12 and higher-education settings…. Learning activities in the book’s chapters are classroom-ready, with directions and materials that allow teachers flexibility in terms of classroom time required for implementation.”

Content and resources for the education researcher

Douglas Rushkoff calls Renee Hobbs' book MIND OVER MEDIA: Propaganda Education for a Digital Age, "our era's most import...
02/04/2022
Renee Hobbs | Team Human

Douglas Rushkoff calls Renee Hobbs' book MIND OVER MEDIA: Propaganda Education for a Digital Age, "our era's most important book on propaganda."

Listen to Renee, Founder and Director of Media Education Lab, talk with Douglas on his Team Human podcast about how we can consume media thoughtfully and critically in a complicated digital era, and learn more about her book, a Winner of the AAP 2021 PROSE Award for Excellence in Social Sciences, at https://WWNorton.com/rd/mindmedia.

Ep. 200 Founder of the Media Education Lab and author of Mind Over Media: Propaganda Education for a Digital Age Renee Hobbs joins Rushkoff to discuss how the enlightenment project can work without gatekeepers.

NEW in the Norton Equity and Social Justice in Education Series, PUBLIC SCHOOL EQUITY by Manya Whitaker is NOW AVAILABLE...
02/02/2022
Public School Equity

NEW in the Norton Equity and Social Justice in Education Series, PUBLIC SCHOOL EQUITY by Manya Whitaker is NOW AVAILABLE wherever books are sold! For any school or district leader intent on addressing the many inequities highlighted by the COVID-19 pandemic, this book is an essential manual full of sustainable, practical strategies.

In this new article for ASCD's Educational Leadership Magazine, Paul Gorski (Equity Literacy Institute), co-editor of th...
02/01/2022
Trading Baby Steps for Big Equity Leaps - ASCD

In this new article for ASCD's Educational Leadership Magazine, Paul Gorski (Equity Literacy Institute), co-editor of the Norton Series on Equity and Social Justice in Education (WWNorton.com/equityseries), Katy Swalwell co-author of SOCIAL STUDIES FOR A BETTER WORLD (WWNorton.com/rd/SSBW), and Marcelene Dubose discuss the need for boldness in school equity initiatives.

In our combined 60-some years pushing schools toward transformative equity visions, we've navigated innumerable roadblocks. But only rarely is the primary roadblock a scarcity of equity initiatives. Wherever we go, school leaders can list multiple equity efforts: a book study, a student club, antibi

Reviews of Alex Shevrin Venet's EQUITY-CENTERED TRAUMA-INFORMED EDUCATION (WWNorton.com/rd/ECTIE) and Geraldine Woods' S...
01/31/2022
23 Education Favorites: Our 2022 Winter Book Review Festival

Reviews of Alex Shevrin Venet's EQUITY-CENTERED TRAUMA-INFORMED EDUCATION (WWNorton.com/rd/ECTIE) and Geraldine Woods' SENTENCE.: A Period-to-Period Guide (WWNorton.com/rd/sentence) are amongst MiddleWeb Resources' most-read of 2021! Learn more about these and other great PD resources in the article below.

MiddleWeb has published 1100+ reviews of PD books for teachers and school leaders since 2012. Here's a list of 23 reviews that most intrigued readers in 2021.

As 2022 gets underway, the mental health of students and teachers alike remains a top concern. Read our Top 5 most popul...
01/19/2022
2021 in Review

As 2022 gets underway, the mental health of students and teachers alike remains a top concern. Read our Top 5 most popular K-12Talk blog posts from 2021 that focus on strategies for supporting resilience and emotional well-being in and out of the classroom.

As 2022 gets underway, one of the top concerns of educators continues to be the mental health of students and teachers alike. Below are five of our most popular posts from 2021 focusing on strategi…

“[A] highly practical book…. Teachers can drop into the book and find ready-to-use strategies.” —Teachers College Record...
01/05/2022
Sentence.

“[A] highly practical book…. Teachers can drop into the book and find ready-to-use strategies.” —Teachers College Record (Teachers College, Columbia University)

SENTENCE: A Period-to-Period Guide to Building Better Readers and Writers, by Geraldine Woods, takes a "Little-to-Big" strategy to teach students how to analyze great sentences as well as write their own. Learn more at WWNorton.com/rd/sentence

Sometimes it’s better to start small, with a sentence., Sentence., A Period-to-Period Guide to Building Better Readers and Writers, Geraldine Woods, 9780393714814

"Written in a first-person conversational style (a quality I prefer in my professional development books) SENTENCE feels...
12/03/2021
Sentence A Period-to-Period Guide to Building Better Readers

"Written in a first-person conversational style (a quality I prefer in my professional development books) SENTENCE feels like getting advice from a respected colleague.... Woods has grouped her sentence types in a format that is easy to navigate so teachers can utilize those types that their standards require or students show a need for."

Read MiddleWeb Resources' review of Geraldine Woods' new book, SENTENCE.: A Period-to-Period Guide to Building Better Readers and Writers (WWNorton.com/rd/sentence).

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11/30/2021

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Whether you are a teacher, counselor, coach, or administrator, the Collaborative Problem Solving approach to school discipline will provide you with a new mindset, an assessment process, and an effective intervention plan for each of your challenging students. You will walk away with strategies that are immediately actionable, and trauma-informed, with every student in your life.

📖 Learn more about this book by Dr. J. Stuart Ablon and Dr. Alisha Pollastri and the FREE discussion guide: https://bit.ly/3aRlUjI

Published by Norton Books in Education.
#CPSApproach #CollaborativeProblemSolving #SkillNotWill #KidsDoWellIfTheyCan #FallReadingList

Today on K-12Talk, we’re celebrating our authors who presented sessions at NCTE 2021! We invite you to take advantage of...
11/23/2021
Celebrating Our 2021 NCTE Virtual Convention Authors

Today on K-12Talk, we’re celebrating our authors who presented sessions at NCTE 2021! We invite you to take advantage of the generous Convention discount on professional resources for English teachers—by these authors and others—from Norton Books in Education.

Today on K-12Talk, we’re celebrating our authors who presented sessions at NCTE 2021! We invite you to take advantage of the generous Convention discount on professional resources for English…

Join Layne Kalbfleisch, author of TEACHING TO EVERY KID'S POTENTIAL (WWNorton.com/rd/EVERYKID) for a FREE virtual worksh...
11/16/2021
How Trauma Influences Connection in Learning - NMAEYC

Join Layne Kalbfleisch, author of TEACHING TO EVERY KID'S POTENTIAL (WWNorton.com/rd/EVERYKID) for a FREE virtual workshop on Wednesday, November 17th from 3:30-5:30 PM MT with New Mexico Association for the Education of Young Children (NMAEYC), HOW TRAUMA INFLUENCES CONNECTION IN LEARNING. This workshop will cover the third chapter of Dr. Kalbfleisch's book. Click the link below to register.

11/16/2021
Norton Books in Education

NEW in the Norton Equity and Social Justice in Education Series, SOCIAL STUDIES FOR A BETTER WORLD (WWNorton.com/rd/SSBW) by Noreen Naseem Rodriguez and Katy Swalwell is NOW AVAILABLE wherever books are sold! Transform your understanding of social studies disciplines and their power to disrupt the narratives that maintain inequities with this engaging guide.

W. W. Norton, Independent Publishers since 1923. Norton Books in Education publishes breakthrough professional development books for K-12 teachers and administrators from leading voices in the field. Subscribe to our newsletter: https://bit.ly/2YARBsJ.

In this week's post, Jonna Kuskey shares ways in which teachers can connect with their local public libraries to create ...
11/12/2021
How to Partner With Your Local Library

In this week's post, Jonna Kuskey shares ways in which teachers can connect with their local public libraries to create new opportunities for students.

By Jonna Kuskey Our high school, like many across the nation, has eliminated its library. To fill this void, our English department has worked intensely over the past several years to obtain books …

Join Tish Jennings, bestselling author of Mindfulness for Teachers and Teacher Burnout Turnaround (WWNorton.com/rd/TBT) ...
11/04/2021
Annual Decolonizing Education Hackathon

Join Tish Jennings, bestselling author of Mindfulness for Teachers and Teacher Burnout Turnaround (WWNorton.com/rd/TBT) for the Annual Decolonizing Education Hackathon, hosted by Start Lighthouse ​. Through a two-day workshop (November 6-7), participants will engage in meaningful dialogue, learning, networking, and solution development to the most pressing issues concerning our education system today. Follow the link to register.

Through a two-day workshop, participants will engage in meaningful dialogue, learning, networking, and solution development.

Join Alex Shevrin Venet, author of EQUITY-CENTERED TRAUMA-INFORMED EDUCATION (WWNorton.com/rd/ECTIE) for a FREE webinar ...
11/03/2021
Equity-Centered Trauma-Informed Education - edWeb

Join Alex Shevrin Venet, author of EQUITY-CENTERED TRAUMA-INFORMED EDUCATION (WWNorton.com/rd/ECTIE) for a FREE webinar on WEDNESDAY, November 10th at 4pm EST. Hosted by @edweb.net, this webinar will discuss how schools can bring an equity lens to their trauma-informed education initiatives. CE credits available! Follow the link below to learn more and register.

11/02/2021
Norton Books in Education

The newest book in the SEL Solutions Series, SEL AT A DISTANCE: Supporting Students Online by Stephanie Moore is NOW AVAILABLE wherever books are sold! In this essential volume of the SEL Solutions Series, online learning expert Stephanie Louise Moore shows how teachers can seamlessly integrate effective SEL practices into their online instruction, beginning with the all-important creation of a social learning community. Learn more: WWNorton.com/rd/SELD

W. W. Norton, Independent Publishers since 1923. Norton Books in Education publishes breakthrough professional development books for K-12 teachers and administrators from leading voices in the field. Subscribe to our newsletter: https://bit.ly/2YARBsJ.

In this week's post, Kasey Short shares sixteen books to celebrate National Native American Heritage Month and spark dis...
10/28/2021
16 Books for National Native American Heritage Month

In this week's post, Kasey Short shares sixteen books to celebrate National Native American Heritage Month and spark discussion among students.

By Kasey Short November is National Native American Heritage Month, and as the month approaches I am considering how literature has the power to broaden my students’ understanding and appreciation …

10/26/2021
Social Studies for a Better World Unboxing

Noreen Naseem Rodriguez (@University of Colorado Boulder) and Katy Swalwell (Iowa State University) unbox their new book, SOCIAL STUDIES FOR A BETTER WORLD, the latest in the Norton Series on Equity and Social Justice in Education (WWNorton.com/EquitySeries).

In this engaging guide, two experienced social studies educators unpack the oppressions that so often characterize the elementary curriculum—normalization, idealization, heroification, and dramatization—and show how common pitfalls can be replaced with creative solutions. Learn more at WWNorton.com/rd/SSBW.

In their new book, SOCIAL STUDIES FOR A BETTER WORLD: An Anti-Oppressive Approach for Elementary Educators (WWNorton.com...
10/22/2021

In their new book, SOCIAL STUDIES FOR A BETTER WORLD: An Anti-Oppressive Approach for Elementary Educators (WWNorton.com/rd/SSBW), Noreen Naseem Rodriguez and Katy Swalwell provide teachers with powerful tools to transform their classrooms and help students connect with the humanity of others. Join our mailing list and receive a FREE chapter from this groundbreaking new resource! Click to sign up: https://bit.ly/3js1LFN

In this week's post, Kathryn Nieves Licwinko shares lessons she has learned from virtual learning that she will carry in...
10/21/2021
Three Lessons I’ll Carry Forward from Virtual Instruction

In this week's post, Kathryn Nieves Licwinko shares lessons she has learned from virtual learning that she will carry into her classroom.

By Kathryn Nieves Licwinko As soon as someone finds out I’m an educator, they immediately want to dig into my feelings about teaching from behind a screen. In fact, virtual learning seems to domina…

Timeline Photos
10/21/2021

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Whether you are a teacher, counselor, coach, or administrator, the Collaborative Problem Solving approach to school discipline will provide you with a new mindset, an assessment process, and an effective intervention plan for each of your challenging students. You will walk away with strategies that are immediately actionable, and trauma-informed, with every student in your life.

📖 Learn more about the book and the FREE discussion guide: https://bit.ly/3aRlUjI

#CPSApproach #CollaborativeProblemSolving #SkillNotWill #KidsDoWellIfTheyCan #FallReadingList

Watch Dr. Temple Grandin on CBS Mornings discussing her new best-selling book, NAVIGATING AUTISM: 9 Mindsets for Helping...
10/18/2021
Temple Grandin urges parents and educators to expose autistic children to a range of experiences

Watch Dr. Temple Grandin on CBS Mornings discussing her new best-selling book, NAVIGATING AUTISM: 9 Mindsets for Helping Kids on the Spectrum (WWNorton.com/rd/autism). In this segment, Dr. Grandin shares her experiences growing up with autism and makes suggestions for helping autistic children succeed in and out of the classroom.

Temple Grandin has co-written a new book, “Navigating Autism,” in which she argues it's too easy to use the autism label to define a person on the spectrum. ...

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