WHAT WE SAY AND HOW WE SAY IT MATTER

TEACHER TALK THAT IMPROVES STUDENT LEARNING AND BEHAVIOR

We all have the best of intentions for our students. We want them to grow into thoughtful, independent, kind, self-motivated people. Yet our daily language may unintentionally undermine these good goals. For example, when we say, “I like the way you’re walking so quietly in the hall!” we may be training kids to be compliant instead of independent and ethical thinkers.

Written with empathy and understanding, this book is written for PreK-12+ educators in all roles: teachers, paraprofessionals, administrators, coaches…anyone who works with children.

TEACHER TALK THAT MATTERS

Many educators have said, “I wish I had a quick guide with reminders about good language–something I could keep right on my desk or cary around as I teach. Here it is!

This Quick Reference Guide is the perfect accompaniment to What We Say and How We Say It Matter. It is a six-page trifold guide, absolutely packed with important information and advice about good language.

This guide also contains a guide to changing your language patterns as well as a reusable planning form–so you can keep your goals handy and visible. 

LEARNING TO CHOOSE, CHOOSING TO LEARN

THE KEY TO STUDENT MOTIVATION & ACHIEVEMENT

Want your students to learn more and be more motivated about their learning? Want fewer disruptions in your classroom? What if one strategy (when used well!) could help? In this book, you will learn a powerful process for implementing choice well and explore important conditions to create so that your students will choose well–based on what they need as learners instead of what seems easiest or what their peers are choosing.

Written in a conversational style for K-12 educators, you’ll find this book to be an easy to read and practical guide for implementing choice well in the classroom.

THE WELL-BALANCED TEACHER

HOW TO WORK SMARTER AND STAY SANE INSIDE THE CLASSROOM AND OUT

Are you struggling to find work-life balance as a teacher? You’re not alone. Most teachers got into the profession because they are care-givers, but when we spend all of our time caring for others, we eventually burn out. 

If you’re looking for practical advice about how to put on your own oxygen mask first, this book is for you! Packed with practical advice and written in a supportive tone and in an easy-to-read style, this book is a helpful resource for anyone looking to get into healthy habits within the wonderful craziness of the teaching profession.

THE RESEARCH-READY CLASSROOM

DIFFERENTIATING INSTRUCTION ACROSS THE CURRICULUM

When students have the opportunity to explore a topic they’re passionate about, amazing learning can happen.

This book guides teachers through the process of facilitating independent research with students. You’ll learn how to help kids choose good topics, ask interesting questions, find good resources, and share their learning in authentic ways. Packed with practical advice and drawn from years of classroom experience, you’ll be ready to try research projects with your students.

THE FIRST SIX WEEKS OF SCHOOL

We all know the importance of building positive learning communities and establishing routines. But how do you do that well in today’s fast-paced education climate where academics need to start on day one?

In this second edition of a much-loved classic, Mike Anderson leads you through the first six weeks of school, guiding you through the important and complex balancing act required to build community and teach academic at the beginning of the year.

With tons of practical advice, and broken down into grade level specific sections, this book provides the ultimate guide to the beginning of the school year!

WHAT EVERY 5TH GRADE TEACHER NEEDS TO KNOW

ABOUT SETTING UP AND RUNNING A CLASSROOM

Are you a brand new teacher, about to embark on an adventure in 5th grade? Perhaps you’re a seasoned pro who is changing grade levels or looking for some new ideas. Regardless, this book is a great resource! Learn how to balance the teaching of great academics with the building of social and emotional skills. Explore how to build positive community while teaching routines.

An award-winning teacher, Mike Anderson draws on 15 years of classroom teaching experience in this lively exploration of great teaching and learning in fifth grade.

WHAT EVERY 4TH GRADE TEACHER NEEDS TO KNOW

ABOUT SETTING UP AND RUNNING A CLASSROOM

Are you a brand new teacher, about to embark on an adventure in 4th grade? Perhaps you’re a seasoned pro who is changing grade levels or looking for some new ideas. Regardless, this book is a great resource! Learn how to balance the teaching of great academics with the building of social and emotional skills. Explore how to build positive community while teaching routines.

An award-winning teacher, Mike Anderson draws on 15 years of classroom teaching experience in this lively exploration of great teaching and learning in fifth grade.

WHAT EVERY 3RD GRADE TEACHER NEEDS TO KNOW

ABOUT SETTING UP AND RUNNING A CLASSROOM

Are you a brand new teacher, about to embark on an adventure in 3rd grade? Perhaps you’re a seasoned pro who is changing grade levels or looking for some new ideas. Regardless, this book is a great resource! Learn how to balance the teaching of great academics with the building of social and emotional skills. Explore how to build positive community while teaching routines.

An award-winning teacher, Mike Anderson draws on 15 years of classroom teaching experience in this lively exploration of great teaching and learning in fifth grade.

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