Taking Action: Implementing Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices in K-Grade 5

Taking Action: Implementing Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices in K-Grade 5

Are you ready to take your teaching to the next level? Taking Action: Implementing Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices in K-Grade 5 offers a coherent set of professional learning experiences designed to foster teachers' understanding of the effective mathematics teaching practices and their ability to apply those practices in their own classrooms. The book examines in depth what each teaching practice would look like in an elementary school classroom, with narrative cases, classroom videos, and real student work, presenting a rich array of experiences that bring the practices to life. Chapters are sequenced to scaffold teachers' exploration of the effective mathematics teaching practices and furnish activities and materials for hands-on learning experiences around each individual teaching practice and across the set of the eight effective practices as a whole. Specific examples of each practice are presented in context, providing real-life instantiations of what the practice "looks" and "sounds" like in the classroom, with a careful analysis that links the practice to student learning and equity. The reader is invited to personally engage in two types of activities that run throughout the book: Analyzing Teaching and Learning, in which tasks or situations are presented to the reader to consider, work out, and reflect on, and Taking Action in Your Classroom, in which concrete suggestions are provided for exploring specific teaching practices in the classroom. Tools, such as a lesson plan template, a task analysis guide, and practices for orchestrating productive discussions, are offered to assist teachers in applying the ideas discussed in the book to their own practices. For teachers who aspire to ambitious teaching that will provide each and every one of their students with more opportunities to experience mathematics as meaningful, challenging, and worthwhile, Taking Action: Implementing Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices in K-Grade 5 is certain to be your number one go-to resource.

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Taking Action: A Handbook for RTI at Work™ (How to Implement Response to Intervention in Your School)

Taking Action: A Handbook for RTI at Work™ (How to Implement Response to Intervention in Your School)

Response to intervention (RTI) is the most effective process for ensuring student success, using differentiated instruction to provide the time and support necessary. This comprehensive implementation guide covers every element required to build a successful RTI at Work™ program in schools. The authors share step-by-step actions for implementing the essential elements, instructional strategies, and tools needed to support implementation, as well as tips for engaging and supporting educators. Readers who valued the practical knowledge in Learning by Doing: A Handbook for Professional Learning Communities at Work™ (DuFour, DuFour, Eaker, Many, and Mattos) will appreciate a similar style and practicality in Taking Action.


This guide will help you incorporate the response to intervention process by allowing you to:



  • Understand how RTI at Work™ builds on the PLC at Work™ process.

  • Review the revised RTI at Work™ pyramid and its three RTI tiers.

  • Learn what roles teacher teams, leadership teams, and schoolwide teams play in a tiered intervention structure.

  • Understand the differences among intervention, extension, prevention, and enrichment.

  • Avoid common missteps when implementing RTI.

  • Consider why an achievement gap remains in 21st century education and how the RTI process can close that gap.



Contents:


Introduction
Chapter 1: The RTI at Work™ Pyramid
Chapter 2: A Culture of Collective Responsibility
Part One: Tier 1 Essential Actions
Chapter 3: Tier 1 Teacher Team Essential Actions
Chapter 4: Tier 1 Schoolwide Essential Actions
Part Two: Tier 2 Essential Actions
Chapter 5: Tier 2 Teacher Team Essential Actions
Chapter 6: Tier 2 Schoolwide Essential Actions
Part Three: Tier 3 Essential Actions
Chapter 7: Tier 3 Schoolwide Essential Actions
Chapter 8: Tier 3 Intervention Team Essential Actions
Epilogue
References and Resources

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Taking Action: Implementing Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices in Grades 9-12

Taking Action: Implementing Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices in Grades 9-12

Are you ready to take your teaching to the next level? Taking Action: Implementing Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices in Grades 9-12 offers a coherent set of professional learning experiences designed to foster teachers' understanding of the effective mathematics teaching practices and their ability to apply those practices in their own classrooms. The book examines in depth what each teaching practice would look like in a high school classroom, with narrative cases, classroom videos, and real student work, presenting a rich array of experiences that bring the practices to life.Chapters are sequenced to scaffold teachers' exploration of the effective mathematics teaching practices and furnish activities and materials for hands-on learning experiences around each individual teaching practice and across the set of the eight effective practices as a whole. Specific examples of each practice are presented in context, providing real-life instantiations of what the practice "looks" and "sounds" like in the classroom, with a careful analysis that links the practice to student learning and equity.The reader is invited to personally engage in two types of activities that run throughout the book: Analysing Teaching and Learning, in which tasks or situations are presented to the reader to consider, work out, and reflect on, and Taking Action in Your Classroom, in which concrete suggestions are provided for exploring specific teaching practices in the classroom. Tools, such as a lesson plan template, a task analysis guide, and five practices for orchestrating productive discussions are offered to assist teachers in applying the ideas discussed in the book to their own practices.For teachers who aspire to ambitious teaching that will provide each and every one of their students with more opportunities to experience mathematics as meaningful, challenging, and worthwhile, Taking Action: Implementing Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices in Grades 9-12 is certain to be your number one go-to resource.

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Taking Action: Implementing Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices in Grades 6-8

Taking Action: Implementing Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices in Grades 6-8

Are you ready to take your teaching to the next level? Taking Action: Implementing Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices in Grades 6 8 offers a coherent set of professional learning experiences designed to foster teachers understanding of the effective mathematics teaching practices and their ability to apply those practices in their own classrooms. The book examines in depth what each teaching practice would look like in a middle school classroom, with narrative cases, classroom videos, and real student work, presenting a rich array of experiences that bring the practices to life.

Chapters are sequenced to scaffold teachers exploration of the effective mathematics teaching practices and furnish activities and materials for hands-on learning experiences around each individual teaching practice and across the set of the eight effective practices as a whole. Specific examples of each practice are presented in context, providing real-life instantiations of what the practice looks and sounds like in the classroom, with a careful analysis that links the practice to student learning and equity.

The reader is invited to personally engage in two types of activities that run throughout the book: Analyzing Teaching and Learning, in which tasks or situations are presented to the reader to consider, work out, and reflect on, and Taking Action in Your Classroom, in which concrete suggestions are provided for exploring specific teaching practices in the classroom. Tools, such as a lesson plan template, a task analysis guide, and practices for orchestrating productive discussions are offered to assist teachers in applying the ideas discussed in the book to their own practices.

For teachers who aspire to ambitious teaching that will provide each and every one of their students with more opportunities to experience mathematics as meaningful, challenging, and worthwhile, Taking Action: Implementing Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices in Grades 6 8 is certain to be your number one go-to resource.

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Taking Action: Receiving and Operating in the Gifts and Power of the Holy Spirit

Taking Action: Receiving and Operating in the Gifts and Power of the Holy Spirit


God uses manpower.
We need God’s power.
God works when we work.

Millions of people all over the world have been introduced to Jesus through the ministry of Reinhard Bonnke. In Taking Action he describes how we too can be an extension of God’s love to the world by partnering with the Holy Spirit.

With a firsthand account of the mighty manifestations of God at work today, Bonnke takes a careful look at what Scripture teaches about the anointing and gifts of the Holy Spirit in general and then explains each of the specific gifts listed by the apostle Paul.

Jesus lived, worked, and prayed in the power of the Holy Spirit. In the Gospel of John He says, “He who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also.” With this same anointing, we can live this way as well.

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The Psychology of Taking Action: How to Stop Overthinking, Get Motivated, Defeat Your Fears, & Stop Procrastinating

The Psychology of Taking Action: How to Stop Overthinking, Get Motivated, Defeat Your Fears, & Stop Procrastinating

Practical, psychological methods to turn your thoughts into reality, instead of endless avoidance and laziness.


Transform from struggling with getting off your butt, to a machine of productivity and self-discipline. Create an action bias in your life -- starting now.

How to break inertia, overthinking, paralysis, sloth, and insecurity.


Take Action Like Your Life Depends On It deconstructs the psychology of laziness and why tomorrow always sounds like a better idea. This book is many things at once: a shot of motivation, a spark of fire, an understanding of your brain, and a list of techniques to get into motion.

This is one of the most valuable skills you’ll ever gain, because only action matters in life, not good intentions.

Gain the ability to get things done and hit your goals, no matter the circumstances.


Patrick King is an internationally bestselling author and social skills coach. His writing draws of a variety of sources, from scientific research, academic experience, coaching, and real life experience.

Stop saying “I’ll do it later/tomorrow…” and overhaul your mindset for productivity and efficiency.


•The Premortem Analysis and the Ostrich Theory -- how they can quiet your overthinking.
How comfortable inaction is sabotaging you.
•Actionable and applicable rules to get started before you feel 100% ready.

How to create motion and take the first step from complete stillness.


•How to defeat procrastination by “bundling.”
Strategically plan your days to prevent laziness and distraction.
•What you think is action, but is actually a waste of time

Become a machine of proactive energy and activity.


Action and results are the only things that matter in the world. Not your planning, intentions, or nice thoughts. This book puts action at the forefront of your brain and makes it nearly impossible to stay still. That’s precisely what will get you ahead in life. Taking that first step is always hard, but it doesn’t have to be.

The more action you take, the luckier you become. Take that first step by scrolling up and clicking the BUY NOW BUTTON at the top right of this page!


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The Art of Taking Action: How to Stop Overthinking, Get Over Your Fears, and Become Insanely Proactive

The Art of Taking Action: How to Stop Overthinking, Get Over Your Fears, and Become Insanely Proactive

Is inaction causing you to miss out on big opportunities? Are you afraid you’ll never live life to the fullest because you can’t get out of your way?



Do you constantly wonder what your life could have or should have been? Is the fear of failure preventing you from moving forward? A lot of us want more out of life but how many of us are actually taking action?

Other books make you feel good. This book shows you how to BUILD THE LIFE YOU WANT!



We all have hopes and dreams. We all have ambitions and goals. Sadly enough, too many people watch their dreams slowly fade away because they are afraid to take action and any major change seems impossible. I’m here to tell you that it is possible.

Discover the secret to stop overthinking, overcoming your fears, and become insanely proactive.



Many people fear that change is drastic. The truth is it’s not too late to create the life you want to live. I’ve created a list of 23 tried and true small changes that you can incorporate into your lifestyle.

I’ll teach you step by step how to break the mental chains that you back from taking action.



Learn how to visualize success and bring it to life
•Turn your negative core beliefs into positive affirmations
Get through tough times by looking for small wins
•Create Opportunities to Exert Your Leadership Abilities

Become the best version of yourself possible!



Find others whose goals and beliefs align with yours
•Gain the approval of others by being an excellent communicator
Get over your fear of rejection
•Create an Environment That Promotes Positivity and Inspiration

Create the foundation of success with one small change today.



This book is about actionable small changes that you can start using from day one. It starts with setting the proper mindset and approach then goes into how to take action to be a leader and create the life you want to live.

Here’s to creating the life you want to live!

Begin taking action today by scrolling up and clicking the BUY NOW button!

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Taking Action on Adolescent Literacy: An Implementation Guide for School Leaders

Taking Action on Adolescent Literacy: An Implementation Guide for School Leaders

Literacy lies at the heart of student understanding and achievement. Yet too many educators mistakenly assume that the reading, writing, speaking, and thinking skills that students developed in elementary school are sufficient for the sophisticated learning tasks they face in middle and high school. The result? Disappointing test scores, high dropout rates, and students unprepared for higher education, citizenship, and the world of work.
Taking Action on Adolescent Literacy: An Implementation Guide for School Leaders presents a structured approach to using literacy as a lever for overall school improvement. Literacy instruction is not an add-on, authors Judith L. Irvin, Julie Meltzer, and Melinda Dukes insist; it s an ongoing essential. All adolescent students, no matter what their level of achievement, can benefit from direct instruction in reading, writing, speaking, and thinking. And all secondary school leaders can improve students literacy and learning by following the five action steps outlined in this book: (1) develop and implement a literacy action plan, (2) support teachers to improve literacy instruction, (3) use data to make curricular decisions, (4) build capacity for shared leadership, and (5) creatively allocate resources to support the literacy plan.
The book also offers strategies to help educators integrate literacy and learning across the content areas, provide targeted interventions for students who are struggling the most, and develop a supportive school environment that involves parents, community members, and district leaders. Practical tools, helpful resources, and vignettes based on the authors extensive work in school districts nationwide make this an indispensable guide for principals, central office administrators, literacy coaches, department chairs, and other school leaders committed to helping students succeed.

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The Art of Taking Action: Lessons from Japanese Psychology

The Art of Taking Action: Lessons from Japanese Psychology

Drawing on Eastern philosophy, Buddhism, Japanese Psychology, Zen, the Samurai, and Martial Arts, Gregg Krech offers an approach to ACTION that guides you to doing what is important for you to do in the time you have available. Most of us associate Eastern wisdom with meditation and contemplation. Krech offers a complimentary collection of wisdom on the Art of Taking Action that will help you take action even when you don’t feel like it. This isn’t just another “how to get things done” book. It’s about how you do what you do, and the impact that your action (and inaction) has on the world.

Students of Zen, Yoga, Taoism, meditation, mindfulness and Japanese culture, will resonate with ideas and practical strategies such as: Overcome by Going Around, Non-attachment – Effort and Outcomes, The Rhythm of Activity, The Stress of Not Getting Things Done, Procrastination Disguised as Busyness, Working with the Conditions We Encounter, Impermanence and Legos, and more.

Krech brings more than 25 years of experience teaching and studying Japanese psychology to create a unique collection wisdom on “Taking Action” that is both practical and profound. If you are ready for some “movement” in your life, this book is just what you need.

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The Taking Action Guide to Building Coherence in Schools, Districts, and Systems

The Taking Action Guide to Building Coherence in Schools, Districts, and Systems

Taking Action is a hands-on guide to the groundbreaking book, Coherence: The Right Drivers in Action for Schools, Districts and Systems, providing step-by-step protocols to help foster deep coherence for maximum student learning all within a reasonably short time frame."

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