ACEL Book of the Week

Clarity : What Matters Most in Learning, Teaching & Leading
Clarity : What Matters Most in Learning, Teaching & Leading
Clarity : What Matters Most in Learning, Teaching & Leading

Lyn Sharratt w/forward by John Hattie & Introduction by Alma Harris

WAS $66.00 ACEL Introductory Price $50.00

Co-Published by ACEL

Shared knowledge between educators breeds shared success in all systems and schools Comprehensive in scope, CLARITY illustrates how system and school leaders must come together to boost student achievement and build teacher capacity to learn, teach and lead. By emphasizing collaborative processes, Lyn Sharratt's detailed design demonstrates how shared knowledge, equity and expertise can make every classroom more impactful and every teacher more empowered. Readers will uncover these ‘Big Ideas': 14 essential Parameters to guide system and school leaders toward building powerful collaborative learning cultures Case studies, vignettes and firsthand accounts from gifted teachers and leaders bring important theories and practices to life From all points in the organization, a ‘line-of-sight' directly to students' FACES in every classroom to ensure continuous improvement Data-driven tasks and tools to tackle solutions needed in all facets of education With more than four decades of research, writing and practical experience in system, school, and classroom improvement, Sharratt provides a ‘why-and-how-to guide' to assist educators across the globe as they solve 21st century-created problems and identify the much-needed learning critical to the success of our future citizens.
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Rigor and Differentiation in the Classroom
Rigor and Differentiation in the Classroom
Rigor and Differentiation in the Classroom
Tools and Strategies

Barbara Blackburn

WAS $56.99 NOW $42.75

"This very practical guide models what it advocates. It is rooted in clear and worthy learning goals for readers. It guides teachers in exploring, understanding, and applying those goals, and it provides plenty of scaffolding for teachers at varied entry points in thinking about differentiation, rigor, and the relationship between the two. Its hallmark is its approachable, user-friendly tone and language. It’s a teacher talking to other teachers!"

--Carol Ann Tomlinson, William Clay Parrish, Jr. Professor & Chair of Educational Leadership, Foundations, and Policy, Curry School of Education, University of Virginia

Learn how to differentiate instruction while maintaining a rigorous learning environment. In this practical book, rigor expert Barbara R. Blackburn shows that the differentiated classroom doesn’t mean extra work for top students and easy work for others; instead, you can have high expectations for all students and provide scaffolding so that everyone can reach success. She also addresses many of the greatest concerns teachers have about implementing differentiated instruction, including:

How to manage your time so that you can create lessons, find resources, and grade assignments for students working at different levels;
How to balance differentiated instruction and teaching standards;
How to ensure rigor at all tiers of instruction;
How to collaborate with teachers and other faculty members;
How to differentiate homework and other out-of-class assignments;
How to explain differentiated instruction to parents and families;
And more…
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