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Top 15 Stenhouse Titles of 2018

Posted by admin on Dec 13, 2018 12:41:55 PM

2018 has been an exciting year for new Stenhouse titles! In case you missed them, here are the top 15 that teachers loved. Pick them up today and bring fresh ideas to your classroom in 2019!

Classroom Practice

Activate: Deeper Learning Through Movement, Talk, and Flexible Classroomsby Katherine Mills Hernandez Author Katherine Mills Hernandez argues that movement, talk, and the physical environment of the classroom all contribute and influence students’ learning. The ideas in Activate will help you create a classroom optimized for deeper engagement and lasting learning.

Not Light, But Fire: How to Lead Meaningful Race Conversations in the Classroom by Matthew R. Kay Have meaningful conversations about race with your students. In Not Light, but Fire, Kay gives you the tools you need to lead such conversations in your own classroom.

Practicing Presence: Simple Self-Care Strategies for Teachers by Lisa J. LucasDrawing upon her own experiences, Lisa has written a book to help you more successfully manage the frustration of feeling overwhelmed. Written in an informal, conversational tone, Practicing Presence is filled with ideas, exercises, checklists, personal anecdotes, and practices you can use to reframe and establish a mindset that will enhance your focus and engagement in the classroom.

Beat Boredom: Engaging Tuned-Out Teenagers by Martha Sevetson Rush Beat Boredom will help you join the ranks of teachers who have challenged the status quo and found ways to motivate even the most reluctant learners.

Math Titles

Choral Counting & Counting Collections: Transforming the PreK–5 Math Classroom by Megan L. Franke, Elham Kazemi, and Angela Chan Turrou This influential book inspires preschool and elementary teachers to experience the joys and rewards of regularly using two activities—Choral Counting and Counting Collections—in their classrooms and in their partnerships with families.

Necessary Conditions: Teaching Secondary Math with Academic Safety, Quality Tasks, and Effective Facilitation by Geoff Krall Necessary Conditionsposits for the first time a coherent approach to secondary math pedagogy. Krall identifies three essential elements that will open the door to math for all of your students: academic safety, quality tasks, and effective facilitation.

Digging Deeper: Making Number Talks Matter Even More by Ruth Parker and Cathy Humphreys In this comprehensive sequel to Making Number Talks Matter, Ruth Parker and Cathy Humphreys explore more deeply the ways Number Talks can transform student understanding of mathematics.

Number Sense Routines: Developing Mathematical Understanding Every Day in Grades 3–5 by Jessica Shumway Number Sense Routines is about tapping into every child’s innate sense of number and providing daily, connected experiences that are responsive to children’s learning needs.

Adding Talk to the Equation: A Self-Study Guide for Teachers and Coaches on Improving Math Discussions by Lucy West Designed for math teachers and coaches in grades 1–8, this self-study guide, now available as a paperback with extensive online classroom video, showcases elementary and middle school classrooms where teachers inspire even the most reluctant students to share their ideas.

Literacy Titles

Patterns of Power: Inviting Young Writers into the Conventions of Language, Grades 1–5 by Jeff Anderson and Whitney La Rocca Instead of chanting grammar rules or completing countless convention worksheets, Jeff Anderson and literacy coach Whitney La Rocca invite young writers to explore conventions as special effects devices that activate meaning. Their students study authentic texts and come to recognize these “patterns of power”—the essential grammar conventions that readers and writers require to make meaning.

Teach Writing Well: How to Assess Writing, Invigorate Instruction, and Rethink Revision! by Ruth Culham Ruth Culham is both a successful writer and a writing teacher, and she’s discovered how to teach writing and revision in a way that’s accessible to both teacher and students: First read the writing, assess it using the traits of writing, then teach the writers and guide revision decisions using traits as a common language and map.

Teaching Literature Rhetorically: Transferable Literacy Skills for 21st Century Students by Jennifer Fletcher This book explores rhetorical approaches to novels, short stories, poetry, and drama that empower ALL students to read and write across the diverse contexts of today and tomorrow.

Love the Questions: Reclaiming Research with Curiosity and Passion by Cathy Fraser Cathy Fraser believes that school research projects should be less like busywork and more like police investigations. In Love the Questions she describes ways to engage middle and secondary students from the outset, honoring their curiosity and passion.

Literacy Essentials: Engagement, Excellence, and Equity for All Learners by Regie Routman Based on her ongoing teaching, leading, and coaching in diverse schools and districts, Regie Routman offers K–12 teachers and leaders practical, easy-to-implement tools to help students develop as self-determining readers, writers, and learners.

To Know and Nurture a Reader: Conferring with Confidence and Joy by Kari Yates and Christina Nosek Conferring with students about reading allows for clearer access to one-on-one, in-the-moment teaching and learning, yet it can feel intimidating or overwhelming. Through their book, To Know and Nurture a Reader, Kari Yates and Christina Nosek have provided practical, reflective, student-centered teaching moves that you can use to develop an intentional, joy-filled conferring practice.

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