Library Book Suggestions – March 2016

The following books are new additions to the T/TAC William & Mary Library.

Collaborative  Practices for Educators:  Six Keys to Effective Communicationcollaborativeprac
Author:  Patty Lee
Call Number:  CC75
Do you work with educational teams that you believe could be more effective? Do you suspect that communication may be the problem, but are unsure where to find the answer or how to change it? If you answered YES to any of the above questions–this book is for you! This book is based upon the premise that we are often more collaborative with students than with our adult colleagues. Often with students we listen more closely, ask more meaningful questions, attempt to understand their point of view, put energy into explaining ourselves and watch for indications of misunderstanding. When we learn to use the effective communication skills with adult colleagues that we use with our students, we build the foundation for collaboration. This book provides a quick and easy reference for all who want to make teamwork in school more collaborative and meaningful.

Teaching Urban Learners: Culturally Responsive Strategies for Developing Academic and Behavioral teachingurbanCompetence
Author:  Gwendolyn Cartledge & Ya-yu Lo
Call Number:  CD47
Research shows that many inner-city youth come to school unprepared for the social, academic, and behavioral demands of the classroom. As a result, many students fall progressively further behind and face an ever-widening achievement gap. They are often placed in special education classes and are disproportionately impacted by disciplinary referrals, suspensions, and expulsions. This valuable resource for K-5 classroom teachers, special educators, and counselors, details important strategies, such as providing effective academic interventions; providing effective school-wide behavioral interventions; and establishing positive relationships with families. The authors provide case examples and step-by-step instructions to help educators implement the strategies presented.

Transformative Classroom Management: Positive Strategies to Engage all Students and Promote a transformativePsychology of Success
Author:  John Shindler
Call Number:  IS20
The natural condition of any classroom is harmonious, satisfying, and productive, so why do so many teachers struggle with problems of apathy, hostility, anxiety, inefficiency, and resistance? Transformative Classroom Management (TCM) is a powerful model that can be implemented by any teacher to restore the natural positive feelings in his or her classroom–the love of learning, collaboration, inspirations, and giving–and create a productive learning environment in which all students can achieve. This practical book shows teachers how to abandon ineffective gimmicks, bribes, and punishments, and adopt the proven management practices and new habits of mind that will transform their classrooms.

Locating and Correcting Reading DifficultiesLocatingcorrecting
Authors:  Ward A. Cockrum & James L. Shanker
Call Number:  CRD284
In this wildly popular reading diagnosis and intervention handbook, beginning and experienced teachers alike find the assessment resources and tools they need to document a child’s strengths and areas of need–and get effective instructional strategies to teach skills that are missing. Organized so that it can be used with most commercial reading programs, the reading lessons are organized by reading subskills and provide ideas for teaching reading that are quick to access and easily incorporated into the teachers’ instructional plans. Each chapter is packed with ready-to-use lesson ideas and assessments, followed by a section on assessing the skill, a section on teaching the skill, and a section on how the skill might impact English Language Learners.

The Literacy Coach’s Handbook: A Guide to Research-Based Practiceliberacycoachs
Authors:  Sharon Walpole & Michael C. McKenna
Call Number:  CRD282
This comprehensive guide presents information and strategies to help literacy coaches meet the demands of designing and directing an elementary reading program. Step by step, the book provides the knowledge needed to ensure that teachers and students benefit from the concepts and methods emerging from scientifically-based reading research. Invaluable reproducible figures and many detailed examples illustrate best practices for collecting and analyzing school-level achievement data; selecting and organizing new curricula, texts, and resources; conducting ongoing professional development; providing feedback and assistance to individual teachers; and engaging the whole school community in supporting positive change.

Assessing Reading: Multiple Measures for Kindergarten Through Twelfth Grade, 2nd Editionassessingreading
By Consortium on Reading Excellence (CORE)
Call Number:  CRD269
This updated, 2nd edition is a comprehensive reference about reading instruction. Organized according to the elements of explicit instruction (what? why? when? and how?), the sourcebook includes both a research-informed knowledge base and practical sample lesson models. It teaches the key elements of an effective reading program—phonemic awareness, decoding, vocabulary development, fluency, and comprehension—in a practical hands-on teacher’s guide. The new version contains Common Core State Standards information, cross-references, and graphic explanations to identify how best practices in teaching reading align with the standards.

The Psychology of Multiculturalism in the Schools: A Primer for Practice, Training, and Researchpsychologyofmulti
Editor: Janine M. Jones
Call Number:  CD46
Understanding the diverse cultural, linguistic, and educational needs of students is essential to creating genuinely inclusive and effective schools where all children can thrive. This includes embracing individuality in diverse children and their families, as well as understanding the cultural foundations of learning and behavior. This edited volume provides school professionals the tools necessary to become culturally responsive practitioners. Written by leading experts in their topic areas, each chapter includes objectives and discussion questions to facilitate skill building and case scenarios to elucidate practice implications

The IEP From A to Z: How to Create Meaningful and Measurable Objectives, 2nd Editiontheiep
Authors:  Diane Twachtman-Cullen & Jennifer Twachtman-Bassett
Call Number IE39
This accessibly written guide shows educators and parents how to get the right education plan in place for students with ADD/ADHD, autism spectrum disorders, emotional/behavioral disturbance, nonverbal learning disorder, and language impairment. The authors guide parents and educators, step-by-step, through the process of creating thoughtful, intelligent IEPs that consistently deliver high-quality, need-based educational programming to exceptional students.


Educators and parents/families in our service area (Regions 2 & 3) may request books and materials from the T/TAC William & Mary Library. Requested materials will be mailed to you along with a postage-paid envelope to facilitate the return of materials to our library. Two books will be shipped at a time. If the item you are requesting is not immediately available, you will be placed on a waiting list. When it becomes available, it will be shipped to you immediately.