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Textbook Info

When ordering your textbook, please check the title, version, and ISBN to be sure you have the correct text, as we often use books that have had multiple editions. You can purchase new, used, or E-books for the online courses. 

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Accelerated Learning

Brain Matters: Translating Research into Classroom Practice, 2nd Edition by Patricia Wolfe


Achieving Parental Support

Parents and Teachers Working Together by Brett J. Novick


Adolescent Literacy Strategies

Improving Adolescent Literacy: Content Area Strategies at Work, 5th Edition by Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey


Brain-Based Teaching for the Adolescent Learner

Teaching for Deeper Learning by Jay McTighe and Harvey F. Silver


Bringing Excitement to the Science Classroom

Science Formative Assessment, Volume 1: 75 Practical Strategies for Linking Assessment, Instruction, and Learning, 2nd Edition by Page Keeley


Bully Prevention

The Bully, the Bullied, and the Not-So-Innocent Bystander by Barbara Coloroso


Character Education in the Classroom

Culturize by Jimmy Casas


Classroom Technologies

Edtech for the K-12 Classroom: ISTE Readings on How, When and Why to Use Technology


Collaborative Classroom

Best Practices in Co-teaching & Collaboration: The HOW of Co-teaching - Implementing the Models by Susan Gingras Fitzell


Combating the Effects of Poverty in the Classroom

Poor Students, Rich Teaching by Eric Jensen


Combating Problem Behaviors

Strategies for Successful Classroom Management by Brian Mendler


Creating Safer Schools

Can We ensure Safe Schools? A Collaborative Guide on Focused Strategies for School Safety edited by Fern Aefsky



Bullying Beyond the Schoolyard: Preventing and Responding to Cyberbullying, 2nd Edition by Sameer Hinduja


Differentiated Instruction in the Classroom

Differentiating Instruction in the Regular Classroom: How to Reach & Teach All Learners, Updated Anniversary Edition by Diane Heacox


Disciplinary Literacy Grades 5-12

Literacy in the Disciplines: A Teacher’s Guide for Grades 5-12 by Thomas DeVere Wolsey and Diane Lapp


Discipline with Dignity

More What Do I Do When...? Powerful Strategies to Promote Positive Behavior by Allen Mendler.


Dropout Prevention

Dropout Prevention by C. Lee Goss and Krista J. Arden

ISBN: 978-1-4625-1620-9

Educating Special Needs Students

Commonsense Methods for Children with Special Educational Needs, 8 th Edition by Peter Westwood


Effective Classroom Management

The First Days of School, 5th Edition by Harry Wong


Emotional Security in Schools

The Emotionally Connected Classroom: Wellness and the Learning Experience by Bill Adair


Engaging Students in Critical Thinking

Developing Minds: A Resource Book for Teaching Thinking, 3rd Edition by Arthur L. Costa


English for Speakers of Other Languages

Making Content Comprehensible For English Learners by Jana Echevarria, MaryEllen Vogt and Deborah J. Short


Getting to the Core

Pathways to the Common Core: Accelerating Achievement by Lucy Calkins


Getting & Keeping Parent Support

Parents on Your Side: A Teachers Guide to Creating Positive Relationships with Parents, 2nd Edition by Lee Canter



Including Students with Severe and Multiple Disabilities in Typical Classrooms, 3rd Edition by June Downing


Innovative Testing Tools

Assessment as Learning: Using Classroom Assessment to Maximize Student Learning, 2nd Edition by Lorna Earl


Integrated Co-Teaching

Best Practices in Co-teaching & Collaboration: The HOW of Co-teaching - Implementing the Models by Susan Gingras Fitzell


Linguistically Diverse Students & Literacy

Scaffolding Language, Scaffolding Learning- Teaching English Language Learners in the Mainstream Classroom- 2nd Edition, by Pauline Gibbons- 2015

Multicultural Education

Crossing Cultures in the Language Classroom, 2nd Edition by Andrea DeCapua, Ed.D and Ann C. Wintergerst, Ed.D


New Faces

Lives in Limbo: Undocumented and Coming of Age in America by Roberto G. Gonzales 


Peer Mentoring & Coaching

Mentoring in Action: Guiding, Sharing and Reflecting with Novice Teachers by Carol Pelletier Radford


Professional Learning Communities

Learning by Doing: A Handbook for Professional Learning Communities at Work, 3rd Edition by Richard DuFour, et al.


Reaching Out to Our Gay & Transgender Students

The Educator's Guide to LGBT+ Inclusion by Kryss Shane


Reaching & Teaching Students with ADD/ADHD

Teaching Teens with ADD, ADHD & Executive Function Deficits: A Quick Reference Guide for Teachers and Parents, 2nd Edition by Chris Zeigler Dendy


Response to Instruction/Intervention

Integrated Multi-Tiered System of Support: Blending RTI and PBIS by Kent McIntosh and Steve Goodman


Self-Esteem for Educators

The textbook for this class is embedded within the course.

Service Learning

Where's the Learning in Service Learning? by Janet Eyler


Strategic Lesson Planning

Powerful Teaching: Unleash the Science of Learning, 1st Edition by Pooja K. Agarwal and Patrice M. Bain 


Strategies to Teach Critical Vocabulary

Teaching the Critical Vocabulary of the Common Core: 55 Words that Make or Break Student Understanding by Marilee Sprenger

Though this book refers to the Common Core, the strategies, words and activities still apply to each State’s new standards. Most states will not adopt testing on these new standards until 2021. (http://www.nysed.gov/next-generation-learning-standards)


Strategies for Teaching Students with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Decoding Autism and Learning the Way to Successful Inclusion by Barbara Boroson


Stress Management for Teachers

The textbook for this course is available digitally within the course.

Study Strategies for School Success

Classroom Instruction that Works: Research-Based Strategies for Increasing Student Achievement, 2nd Edition by Ceri B. Dean, et al.


Teacher Effectiveness Training

Teacher Effectiveness Training: The Program Proven to Help Teachers Bring Out the Best in Students of All Ages by Thomas Gordon


Teachers & Parents

Parents on Your Side: A Teachers Guide to Creating Positive Relationships with Parents, 2nd Edition by Lee Carter


Teachers & the Law

A Teacher’s Pocket Guide to School Law, 3rd Edition by Nathan L. Essex


Teaching Creativity Creatively

Wired to Create: Unraveling the Mysteries of the Creative Mind by Scott Barry Kaufman and Carolyn Gregoire


Teaching English to ESOL Learners

Teaching Language Arts to English Language Learners (Teaching English Language Learners Across the Curriculum) by Anete Vasquez


Teaching Gifted & Talented Students

When Gifted Kids Don't Have All the Answers: How to Meet Their Social & Emotional Needs, 2nd Edition Revised and Updated by Judy Galbraith and Jim Delisle


Teaching & Learning with Documents

Asking the Right Questions: A Guide to Critical Thinking by Neil Browne


Teaching & Learning with Groups

Cooperative Learning:  An Effective Teaching Manual by June Belcher-Veasley


Teaching Reading Strategies

Teaching Reading in the Content Area: If Not Me, Then Who?, 3rd Edition by Vicki Urquhart and Dana Frazee


The Digital Classroom

The Google Infused Classroom: A Guidebook to Making Thinking Visible and Amplifying Student Voice by Holly Clark


Whole Brain Learning

Brain-Based Learning: Teaching the Way Students Really Learn, 3rd Edition by Eric Jensen and Liesl McConchie


Writing Across the Curriculum

Teach Writing Well: How to Assess Writing, Invigorate Instruction, and Rethink Revision by Ruth Culham