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Transforming School Culture, 2nd Edition

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The second edition of this best-selling resource delivers powerful, new insight into the four types of educators—Believers, Fundamentalists, Tweeners, and Survivors—and how to work with each group to create thriving schools. The book also includes Dr. Anthony Muhammad’s latest research, as well as a new chapter dedicated to answering frequently asked questions on culture, leadership, and more.

  • Consider the characteristics of positive school cultures and how your school’s culture and climate may differ.
  • Study the author’s research and observations of 34 schools—11 elementary schools, 14 middle schools, and 9 high schools—and how the behavior of the schools’ staff supported or hindered student achievement.
  • Understand why teachers can no longer work in isolation to improve student performance.
  • Obtain tips for producing synergy in a school environment and creating a healthy culture.

Price: $24.95

Overcoming the Achievement Gap Trap

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Ensure learning equality in every classroom. Investigate previous and current policies designed to help close the achievement gap. Examine predominant mindsets that contradict school missions to promote equal academic opportunities, and consider the psychological impact this has on students. Explore strategies for adopting a new mindset that frees educators and students from negative academic performance expectations.

  • Delve into the factors that impact achievement inequality.
  • Consider the importance of mindsets and frameworks related to the achievement gap.
  • Discover real-world case studies from three schools that have achieved great results from embracing principles of the liberation mindset.
  • Examine the indicators that can help you assess whether your school has fostered the values of responsibility, advocacy, and equality.
  • Utilize diagnostic surveys and rubrics for assessment and decision making.

Price: $24.95

The Will to Lead, the Skill to Teach

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School improvement begins with self-examination and honest dialogue about socialization, discrimination, bias, and cultural insensitivity. The authors acknowledge both the structural and sociological issues that contribute to low-performing schools, and offer multiple tools and strategies to assess and improve classroom management, establish academic vocabulary, increase literacy, and contribute to a healthier school culture.

Price: $24.95

The Collaborative Administrator

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Using insights from a 13 practitioners who have implemented and sustained collaborative cultures of continuous improvement in schools around the nation, this anthology answers the most important questions surrounding professional learning communities (PLCs). In a culture of shared leadership, the role of administrator is more important. How do administrators maintain the right balance of loose-tight leadership and build profound, lasting trust? What principles strengthen principal leadership? How can administrators overcome the practical obstacles of creating a PLC? The Collaborative Administrator delivers strategies and inspiration from educators who have faced these challenges and found answers.

Price: $29.95

Ryan and Ruby Go To Kindergarten

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Now that twins Ryan and Ruby are five-years-old, it’s almost time to start Kindergarten at Douglas Elementary. But are they ready? Spend the day with them as they practice their ABC’s, numbers, colors, shapes with their family. In the process, this book will help prepare your five-year-old for their own exciting school adventure.

Price: $8.95

Sam Iver: Imminent Threat

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Teased at school and ignored at home, unpopular sixteen-year-old Sam Iver feels utterly alone. That is, until he logs on to the Internet to play video games against people from all over the world.

Using the alias Henry Ruff, Sam is one of the most feared players in a game called Imminent Threat. This fast-paced, true-to-life tactical battle is Henry Ruff’s digital playground, where the winners have elite skills and reflexes. Sam is on his way to becoming the best player ever, but his video game skills soon translate to the real world. Jun Sung, one of his online playing partners known as Jade, is kidnapped from her home in Chicago because of her father’s past affiliation with the tightly controlled North Korean nuclear program.

When Sam spots Jun at the largest computer gaming tournament in the world at a Chicago hotel, the two teens are thrust into the middle of an international incident. Their survival hinges on Sam’s decision-making abilities. But will he make the right choices when it could mean more than losing a game—when it could be the difference between life and death?

Filled with problem solving, life lessons, and golden messages, Sam Iver: Imminent Threat follows a talented young gamer who employs all of his gaming skills in an attempt to save the life of a fellow player.

Discounted classroom sets are available at Alexander’s website.

Price: $11.95