Education

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    Informal Learning and Field Trips
    Engaging Students in Standards-Based Experiences across the K–5 Curriculum
    By Leah M. Melber, Foreword by Doris B Ash
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Turn every field trip into a high-quality learning experience!What youngster isn't excited at the prospect of taking a field trip? Enthusiastic students present teachers with the ideal scenario for creating meaningful out-of-the-classroom encounters and giving students the building blocks to help them... [READ MORE]
    Managing Conversations with Hostile Adults
    Strategies for Teachers
    By Georgia J. Kosmoski, By Dennis R. Pollack
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Teachers: Now you can identify and apply the proven strategies to deal successfully with hostile adults in schools.Skill in communicating is essential for teachers—and now the wisdom of your colleagues can help you to deal with one of your most difficult challenges: hostile adults.In this hard-hitting... [READ MORE]
    Sensorcises
    Active Enrichment for the Out-of-Step Learner
    By Laurie Glazener
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Get moving to prime the body for learning!All young students sometimes need a little extra help developing their senses. And many kids who are labeled as “problem students” simply lack the physical skills necessary to sit still, pay attention or even hold a pencil. Sensorcises helps students develop... [READ MORE]
    Why Great Teachers Quit and How We Might Stop the Exodus
    By Katy Farber
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Learn why today’s best teachers are leaving—from the teachers themselves.Low pay, increased responsibilities, and high-stakes standardized testing—these are just some of the reasons why more talented teachers are leaving the profession than ever before. Drawing on in-depth interviews with teachers all... [READ MORE]
    The Inspired Teacher
    Zen Advice for the Happy Teacher
    By Donna Quesada
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Donna Quesada had been teaching for about a dozen years when the first signs of burnout hit her. Rather than give in to her frustration, she reached for Buddha’s teachings, the Zen wisdom that formed the basis of her own longtime spiritual practice. She survived the semester and gradually rediscovered... [READ MORE]
    Counseling Skills for Teachers
    By Jeffrey A. Kottler, By Ellen Kottler
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    By necessity, today's teachers do much more than deliver instruction. In the classroom, on the playground, or even in the parking lot, teachers are often called upon to respond quickly and appropriately to students' social and emotional needs, drawing from instinct more than anything else.In this second... [READ MORE]
    Emotional Disorders and Learning Disabilities in the Elementary Classroom
    Interactions and Interventions
    By Jean Cheng Gorman
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    This unique book focuses on the interaction of learning disabilities and emotional disorders, fostering an understanding of how learning problems affect emotional well-being, and vice-versa. Jean Cheng Gorman provides research-based, classroom-tested practical interventions teachers can integrate into... [READ MORE]
    Being Mentored
    A Guide for Protégés
    By Hal Portner
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    The inspiration and encouragement which mentorship provides is crucial during the first (and toughest) months of teaching. This book gives you all you need to fully recognize and utilize the valuable rewards uncovered throughout the mentoring process.Thought-provoking and action-generating discussions... [READ MORE]
    Improve Learning by Building Community
    A Principal’s Guide to Action
    By John C. Daresh, By Jane Lynch
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Written for both new and experienced principals, this resource provides a blueprint for building visionary learning communities that improve student learning not only by shaping the internal school community—faculty and staff—but also by creating a partnership with the external community—district educators,... [READ MORE]
    Secrets to Success for Science Teachers
    By Ellen Kottler, By Victoria Brookhart Costa
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    This easy-to-read guide provides new and seasoned teachers with practical ideas, strategies, and insights to help address essential topics in effective science teaching, including emphasizing inquiry, building literacy, implementing technology, using a wide variety of science resources, and maintaining... [READ MORE]
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