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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. 

Our textbooks are available from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and other online booksellers. 


Accelerated Learning

Accelerating Learning for All, PreK-8 Equity in Action by Rebecca McKinney and Colleen Urlik. 978-1071888988

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

The required text for this course is Co-Teaching that Works: Structures and Strategies for Maximizing Student Learning; 2nd Edition by Anne M. Beninghof.

ISBN: ‎978-1119653325

Combating the Effects of Poverty in the Classroom

Poor Students, Rich Teaching by Eric Jensen


Combating Problem Behaviors

From Behaving to Belonging; The Inclusive Art of Supporting Students Who Challenge Us by Julie Causton & Kate Macleod.


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, 3rd Edition by Sameer Hinduja & Justin W. Patchin


Developing Capable Visible Learners

Developing Assessment-Capable Visible Learners Grades K-12 by Nancy Frey, John Hattie, and Douglas Fisher.


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

Discipline with Dignity: How to Build Responsibility, Relationships, and Respect in Your Classroom, 4th Edition by Curwin, Mendler, Mendler


Dropout Prevention

The Dropout Prevention Specialist Workbook: A How-To Guide for Building the Skills and Competencies for Addressing the School Dropout Crisis (SSWAA Workshop Series) by Blonsky, Howard M. 


Educating Special Needs Students

Commonsense Methods for Children with Special Educational Needs, 8th 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


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


Although this course refers to the Common Core, the strategies, words and activities still apply to standards newly adopted by State’s that have repealed the CCSS. This course unpacks critically important strategies and tools to create an educational framework which will meet the needs of students.

Getting & Keeping Parent Support

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


Health and Wellness

Ready, Set, Go!: The Kinesthetic Classroom 2.0 by Michael S. Kuczala and Traci Lengel



Your Students, My Students, Our Students, Rethinking Equitable and Inclusive Classrooms by Lee Ann Jung, Nancy Frey, Douglas Fisher, Julie Kroener


Innovative Testing Tools

The New Art and Science of Classroom Assessment by Robert J. Marzano, Jennifer S. Norford and Mike Ruyle


Integrated Co-Teaching

The required text for this course is Co-Teaching that Works: Structures and Strategies for Maximizing Student Learning; 2nd Edition by Anne M. Beninghof.

ISBN: ‎978-1119653325


Integrated Curriculum for K-12 Instruction

Rigorous Curriculum Design: How to Create Curricular Units of Study That Align Standards, Instruction, and Assessment by Larry Ainsworth and Kyra Donovan.  ISBN 978-1328027078.

Linguistically Diverse Students & Literacy

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

Managing the Post Pandemic Classroom

Reconnect: Building School Culture for Meaning, Purpose, and Belonging   by Lemov, Doug, Lewis, Harry, Williams, Darryl, Frazier, Denarius.

Mindset Matters

Mindset: Changing the way you think to fulfill your potential, by Carol Dweck

ISBN-10: 147213995X

Multicultural Education

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


New Faces

Belonging: How Social Connection Can Heal, Empower, and Educate Kids 1st Edition, by Dustin Bindreiff


Problem Based Learning

Project Based Teaching:  How to Create Rigorous and Engaging Learning Experiences by Suzie Boss with John Larmer.


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

Managing ADHD in School; the Best Evidence-Based Methods for Teachers, by Russell Barkley


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

Service Learning A Guide to Planning, Implementing and Assessing Service Projects, 2nd Edition by Sally Berman


Social Justice in the Classroom

From Thought to Action: Developing a Social Justice Orientation by Amy Aldridge Sanford


Strategic Lesson Planning

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


Strategies for Teaching Equity and Social Comprehension

Being the Change; Lessons and Strategies to Teach Social Comprehension by Sara K. Ahmed


Strategies to Teach Critical Vocabulary

Bringing Words to Life; Robust Vocabulary Instruction by Isabel L. Beck, Margaret G. McKeown and Linda Kucan


Beginning with August 2024 classes the required text is The Vocabulary Playbook
Learning Words That Matter, K-12 by, Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey


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.


Teachers & Parents

The School-Home Connection: Forging Positive Relationships with Parents by Rosemary A. Olender, Jacquelyn Elias, Rosemary D. Mastroleo


Beginning with July 2024 online classes the new text will be Strengthening the Parent Teacher Partnership, Jane Cofie


Teachers & the Law

Education Law: The Law of Schools, Students and Teachers, 7th Edition, Kern Alexander and M. David Alexander.

ISBN 9781636593005

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

Unlocking English Learners′ Potential: Strategies for Making Content Accessible, 1st Edition by Diane Staehr Fenner and Sydney Cail Snyder


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


Beginning with June online classes the new text is The Teacher’s Guide to Gifted and Talented Education 1st Edition by Kate Lafferty.


Teaching & Learning with Documents

Asking the Right Questions: A Guide to Critical Thinking, 12th Edition 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


Beginning in August 2024 the new textbook will be Clearing the Path for Developing Learners: Essential Literacy Skills to Support Achievement in Every Content Area, by Peg Grafwallner


Teaching Social and Emotional Learning

All Learning Is Social and Emotional by Nancy Frey 


The Digital Classroom

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


The Professional Teacher; Strategies for the New-ish Teacher

Smart from the Start: 100 Tools for Teaching with Confidence by James H. Stronge, Jessica M. Straessle, and Xianxuan Xu.


Trends and Issues in Reading Instruction

Artfully Teaching the Science of Reading by Chase Young, David Paige, and Timothy V. Rasinski


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