Resources for educators and school personnel

Topics related to teaching, including instruction, content and curriculum, beginning teachers, assessment and testing, leadership, classroom management, parent-teacher relationships, mentors and mentorship, and professional growth and career development.

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Articles, handouts, and blogs

Brave New World: The Changing Role of Schools in Society
Dealing Successfully with Your Students’ Parents
The Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA)
Getting Away with Success
Great Expectations
The “Ideal” Student: The students we were taught to teach
Making a Mistake in Front of Your Class
My Personal Learning Preferences: A brief self-assessment
Parents as Allies
Playing Well with Others: Not all it’s cracked up to be
Questions, Not Answers
Report Card for My Teacher
Respect, Reflection, and Resources: Tips to improve teacher efficiency
The Saber-Tooth Curriculum Revisited: A Brief Walk in Time
So You Want to Write a Book? Tips for would-be writers (and speakers)
Starting Off on a New School Year
Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down: The importance of meaningful feedback
Teacher Self-Assessment
Test Time: Bringing balance and sanity to our schools
Testing, Testing…: The impact of high-stakes testing on school climate
Ways to be an Effective Mentor

What’s a Purchase Order: Confessions of an Accidental CEO
Why I Teach
Why Teachers Quit: 6-part excerpt starts here
Win-Win Ideas for Administrators
Wish List for Beginning Teachers: What they really want most


Book: Becoming a Win-Win Teacher
Book: Being a Successful Teacher
Book: Managing 21st Century Classrooms
Book: The Book of Article Reprints
Book: Classroom Management
Book: The Complete Book of Handouts
Book: Creating Emotionally Safe Schools
Book: Mentors, Masters and Mrs. MacGregor: Stories of Teachers Making a Difference
Book: Rx: Handwriting: An Individualize, Prescriptive Handwriting Program
Book: The Win-Win Classroom
Book: The Win-Win Classroom Facilitator’s Guide

Audio: Practical Strategies for Working Successfully with Difficult Students

Video: Connecting with Students, Connecting with Parents
Video: Creating Emotionally Safe Schools
Video: Discipline and Achievement
Video: Emotional Safety and Learning Styles
Video: Responsibility, Respect, and Relationships

Articles: Individual article reprints for educators, counselors, parents, and general interest.

Free download: “Pads” on the Back Templates in multiple languages


The Adversity Connection: Building resilience and persistence, with Dan Deigan
Creating an Environment of Resiliency in School: Three ingredients for success, with David Friedli
The Fragile Learner: Reaching and teaching struggling students, with Hanoch McCarty
Increasing Parent Involvement in Schools: Building supportive relationships with Lulu Lopez
Leading Learning: The art, science, and craft of teaching, with Glenn Capelli
Movement and Learning: A partnering relationship, with Aili Pogust
On the Right Foot: Support for beginning teachers, with J. Victor McGuire
Real-World Job Readiness: Helping kids prepare for the world of work, with Carol Smith
The Saber-Tooth Curriculum: Keeping up with the pace of change, with Richard Biffle
Why Teach Music? The importance and benefits of music education, with Julie Rombach-Kendall


Becoming a Win-Win Teacher: Success with Kids, Parents, and Colleagues
Being a Successful Teacher
: The “Nuts & Bolts” of Classroom Management
Character Counts: Building Relationships that Build Character
Climate and Connectedness: Keys to Successful Teaching
Creating Emotionally Safe Schools
: Is Your School an Emotionally Safe Place?
Dealing with Difficult Students: Practical Strategies for Success with Defiant, Defeated, and other At-Risk Kids 
Great Beginnings: Special Workshop for Beginning Teachers, Resturning Teachers, and Preservice Teachers
The ‘I-Can’ Classroom: Building for Success and Achievement for ALL Students
“My Brain Doesn’t Work Like That”
: Creating Success with Non-Traditional Learners by Accommodating Learning Differences
Pushing Prevention: Preventing Substance Abuse and Other Addictive and Destructive Behaviors
Secrets of Successful Mentorship: Practical Ideas for Great Leaders
So You Want to Write a Book? Sharing Your Passion, Ideas, and Voice with the World
Testing, Testing: Surviving the Pressure
The Win-Win Classroom: A Fresh and Positive Look at Classroom Management

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