Teaching Aides
September 2001

Books for Newer Teachers
Behavior / Discipline
Mentoring / Peer Coaching
Social / Emotional Skills
Instructional Strategies
Student Assessment
Preparation for NYS Standards & Testing
Content / Curriculum
Gifted & Talented / the Deaf / Inclusion
Emotionally Disturbed / ADD / ADHD & Other Special Needs
Certification Resources
Inquiry & Reflection
Job-Embedded Learning Descriptions
Teacher and Administrative Leadership
Self Learning CDs
Equipment Degree Programs
Resources for Parents
Videos, Audio Tapes, CDs
Subscriptions, Books
Professional Circle Sharing Pieces


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Challenging the Mind, Touching the Heart: Best Assessment Practices, R. Reinke, Corwin Press, CA, 1998.
Great ideas for establishing effective assessment practices. Topics include developing effective students, creating manageable curriculum, using assessment information, building a support system, and more. The back of the book contains many reflective questions to guide you in establishing good assessment techniques.

First Days of School, H.and R. Wong, Harry Wong Publications, Inc.1998
A myriad of ideas and techniques that have been shared by legions of teachers

First Days of School, The (all levels) by H. Wong / R. Wong, Harry K. Wong Publications, CA, 1998.
A myriad of ideas on such topics as positive expectations, classroom management, lesson mastery and understanding your role as a professional teacher.

From First-Year to First-Rate (elementary) by B. Brock / M. Grady, Corwin Press, CA, 1997.
Principals guiding the beginning teacher include a profile of the beginning teacher, major problems and barriers faced, role of the principal, the novice as an adult learner, ideas for measuring success, and much more.

Handbook for First Year Teachers, A, (primary) by M. L. Schorr, Teacher Ideas Press, CO, 1995
A guide for the first-year teacher. Many activities suggested for covering such areas as the first day, getting set, getting to know your students, working with parents, learning centers, seasonal activities, and more

Helping Your Students with Homework, N. Paulu, Office of Educational Research
Tips and ideas on assigning meaningful homework

How To Plan Your School Year (Primary) by E. Moor, Evan Moor Corp, CA, 1994.
Strategies to help with bulletin board, daily schedules, learning centers, communication with parents, substitute plans, the first week of school and more.

Lesson Organizer, S. Rybak, Good Apple, IL, 1990
A binder of reproducible forms to help in the areas of record keeping, communicating and planning lessons for your classroom.

New Teacher Handbook, 1st Ed., (All levels) Impact II Publication, NY, 1988.
Chapters cover such topics as getting to know your students, strategic planning, the curriculum, classroom management, resources, parents as partners, the end of the year, plus several articles on professional topics.

Secrets for Secondary School Teachers, (Secondary) E. Kottler / J. Kottler / C. Kottler, Corwin Press, CA, 1998
Tips on how to navigate successfully through your first year. Includes sections on organization, first day tips, connecting with students and parents, dealing with difficult students, getting involved in activities, networking, and more

Successful Beginning, A, 3rd Ed., (All levels), NEA, NY.
Divided into six parts dealing with union issues, getting started, management issues, discipline, parent conferencing, and professional issues
Teaching the Whole Class, 4th ed., (all levels) B. Leaver, Corwin Press, CA, 1997.
Whole class teaching is a philosophy that puts responsibility for learning back into students’ hands and responsibility for the classrooms back into teachers’ hands. Rationales, styles and profiles of learners, diagnosing failure to learn, accommodating students, empowering students, and more

T.E.T. (Teacher Effectiveness Training), T. Gordon, Peter Wyden Publisher, NY, 1974
A timeless book of information on how to bring out the best in your students. Gordon’s philosophy and techniques are still utilized today.

Time Management Survival Kit, P. & S. Mamchak, Prentice Hall, NJ, 1993
Ready-to-use techniques and materials for time management improvement

Time-Saving tips for Teachers, (all levels) J. Strohmer / C. Carhart, Corwin Press, CA, 1997.
Packed with practical ideas to help you maintain your style of teaching while saving valuable time - lots of
reproducible forms to use

Welcome to Teaching...and Our Schools, R. DeBruyn, The Master Teacher, Inc. NY, 1986
Things to think about during your first year of teaching.

Winning Strategies for Classroom Management, C. Cummings, ASCD 2000
Practical examples show how to motivate students, encourage self-discipline and perseverance, and enable students to take responsibility for learning


Teacher Induction, Mentoring and Renewal



Beyond Discipline: From Compliance to Community. A. Kohn, ASCD, 1996
Topics covered include blame, bribes, punishment, consequences, choices, solutions. Many good ideas on working with students to make decisions and solve problems.

Behavior Improvement, R. Presbie, Behavior Improvement Associates, Inc., NY
A behavior modification resource guide for teachers and other educators.

Beyond Assertive Discipline, Lee Canter Assoc.
Dealing with the many aspects of discipline - regular classroom to severe and chronic

Building Classroom Discipline, C. Charles, Longman Press, 1989
From models to practice

Classroom Discipline Problem Solver, G. Watson, Center for Applied Research, NY 1998
Ready-to-use techniques and materials for managing all kinds of behavior problems

Discipline with Dignity, R.Curwin & A. Mendler, ASCD, VA, 1988
Guidelines for practical consequences to use when students forget, or don’t know, how to perform the behaviors agreed upon in social contracts.

Educator’s Guide to Solutioning, The, W.Webb,Corwin Press, 1999
Focusing students on solutions, not problems

Elementary Principles of Behavior, D. Whaley & R. Malott, Prentice-Hall, Inc., 1971
Presented in text-book style, this book covers the philosophy of behavior

What Do I Do When . . .?, A. Mendler, National Educational Service, IN, 1992
Ideas on achieving discipline with dignity in the classroom

Positive Discipline, J. Nelsen, Ballantine Books, NY, 1981
A practical, step-by-step resource book for parents and teachers using kindness, respect, firmness, and encouragement to discipline students.

Positive Discipline: A Teacher’s A-Z Guide, J. Nelsen, et al., Prima Publishing, CA, 1996
Suggestions and skills to empower and encourage students by turning common behavior problems into opportunities for learning.

Positive Discipline in the Classroom, J. Nelsen, et. al, Prima Publishing, CA, 2000
Developing mutual respect, cooperation, and responsibility in your classroom

Rediscovering Hope, R. Curwin, NEA 1992
Learning to manage behavior while validating the person

Tough Kid Book, The, G. Rhode,
Practical classroom management strategies

What to Do With the Kid Who . . . , K. Burke, Skylight Press, 1992
Developing cooperation, self-discipline, and responsibility in the classroom

Video Tapes

Classroom Environment , The

Discipline Techniques, The Master Teacher Series
. Key Attitudes and Strategies for Maximizing Your Options
. Approaches and Actions to Get the Responses You Want
. Handling Chronic or Habitual Discipline Problems
. Critical Mistakes that Cause or Perpetuate Misbehavior

Positive Discipline in the Classroom

Audio Tape

“On Bribing Students to Learn”, Alfie Kohn, Annual Statewide Conf. on Eduction



Becoming a Master Student, D.Ellis, Houghton Mifflin Co, 1994
Tools, hints, ideas, illustrations, examples, methods, etc. from the perspective of the teacher

Coaching & Mentoring: First Year & Student Teachers, I. Podsen / V. Denmark, Eye On Education, 2000
Practical strategies to utilize when coaching

Enhancing Professional Practice: A Framework for Teaching, C. Danielson, ASCD 1996
Charting the four domains of teaching and lots and lots of rubrics for assessment or self-assessment

Finding One’s Way, G. Crow & L. Matthews, Corwin Press, Inc., CA, 1998
How mentoring can lead to dynamic leadership

Training the Teacher As a Champion, J. Hasenstab, Performance Learning Systems, Inc., CA,1989
Delve into the characteristics of a champion teacher, define and train the skills needed

Video Tapes

Collaborative Workplace and Peer Coaching, The, (For Teachers) The Video Journal of Education, Vol. 3, #1
Presenter: Pam Robbins, 2 Videos & 1 Audio Tape
This deals with development of collaboration as an avenue for the sharing of collective staff expertise. The video demonstrates practical strategies which illustrate the critical elements in successful peer coaching experiences. Extensive guide book.

Teacher Induction, Mentoring and Renewal, (For Teachers) The Video Journal of Education, Vol. 5, Issue 5
Presenter: Harry Wong, 2 Videos & 1 Audio Tape
These videos feature specific ideas, activities, and topics in the training of new staff. Experienced teachers learn innovative classroom management strategies through renewal programs and share their expertise in the mentoring process. Guideline booklet for using the videos and some reproducibles.



Book of Psychotherapeutic Games, The, L. Shapiro, Center for Applied Psychology, 1993
A review of the most popular games used in psychotherapy

Building Self-Confidence, N. Tune, David Lake Publishers, CA 1985
Reproducible activities, and easy to read lessons on developing self-confidence at any age

Communicating with the Public. A. Meek, ASCD, VA., 1999
A book about “baseline” communication skills, techniques, and skills in the everyday life of an educator.

Encouragement Book, The, D. Dinkmeyer, Prentice Hall Press, NY 1980
On becoming a positive person

Games Language People Play, J. Steinberg, Pippin Publishing Limited, 1991
110 Games labeled by category (Speaking, Listening, Reading, Writing) and indicating a beginners level, intermediate, or advanced
Joy in the Classroom, S. Herzog, University of the Trees Press, CA, 1982
Activities to help teachers reduce stress in the lives of their students (very new age-ish)

Lessons in Psychology, J. Eder, J. Weston Walch Publisher, MA, 1985
Contains individual lesson/activities - each lesson includes background, definitions, illustrations, discussion, and reproducible reading/activities

Meditating with Children, C. Rozman, University of the Trees Press, CA
The art of concentration and centering

Nibble Theory, The, K. Jamison, Paulist Press, NJ
A book about leadership, self empowerment, and personal growth

On Becoming a Person, C. Rogers, Houghton Mifflin Co., MA,
A therapist’s view of psychotherapy

Promoting Social and Emotional Learning, M. Elias, et. al., 1997
Addresses the need for a straightforward and practical guide to establish a social and emotional education program

Please Understand Me, D. Keirsey / M. Bates, Prometheus Nemesis Book Co., CA, 1984
Character and temperament types

Reducing Adolescent Prejudice, N. Gabelko, Teachers college, NY, 1981
A secondary level handbook ( duplicating masters available)

Sexual Harassment On the Job, C. Backhouse & L. Cohn, Prentice-Hall, Inc. NJ, 1981
How to avoid the working woman’s nightmare

Will You Help Me Create the Future Today? J. Eggers, D.O.K. Publishers, NY, 1985
Activities to help you think about the future when you are too busy solving yesterday’s problems! Activities can be infused into curriculum

World of Difference, A, Anti-Defamation League,
Two binders: one elementary, one secondary level offering activities to reduce prejudice

Video Tapes

Pathways to Success, Produced by Center for Learning and Competitiveness, (Eng. 47:20)

Prejudice: Answering Children’s Questions, (Upper elem / middle school) NYNEX, 1992
Based on an ABC news special with Peter Jennings. Exploring children’s experiences, views, questions, and concerns about prejudice. Guidebook included.

Self-Esteem, The Video Journal of Education, Vol. 2, #5
Presenter: Frank Alessi, 2 Videos & 1 Audio Tape
Develop a stronger sense of self-esteem in your students by following the Pillars Strategy as a blueprint for fostering conditions conducive to healthy self-esteem. Guidebook with some reproducibles.





Awakening Genius in the Classroom, T. Armstrong, ASCD, 1998
How to discover and nurture the genius qualities that all students are born with

Building Students' Thinking Skills (booklets / film strips / audio tapes), NEA
A comprehension program for teaching thinking skills

Case For Constructivist Classrooms, The, J. Brooks, ASCD, VA
Examines many facets of the constructivist theory of knowledge and learning.

Celebrations of Neurons, R. Sylwester, ASCD, VA, 1995
An educator's guide to the human brain

Classroom Instruction that Works, R. Marzano, et. al.,ASCD, VA, 2001
Strategies for increasing student achievement

Communicating Student Learning, ASCD 1996
A collection of articles on the topic

Creative Homework (Gr. 406), Lee Canter Assoc., Inc.
From the "Homework without Tears" concept

Designing Places for Learning, A. Week, ASCD, VA, 1995
This book takes a look at schools as places of deep meaning and shows how the view of schools can alter
our approaches to designing, constructing, and renovating the buildings we inhabit.

Differentiated Instruction: A Facilitator's Guide, NYSED
The guide used in the original teleconference

Discovering & Exploring Habits of Mind, A.Costa / B. Kalick, ASCD 2000
A description of sixteen intelligent behaviors

Early Literacy Profile, NYSED
Facilitator Guide
An Assessment Instrument

Frames of Mind, H. Gardner, Basic Books, NY
The Theory of Multiple Intelligences

Inspiring Active Learning, M. Harmin, ASCD 1994
Lots of tips for teachers to organize, motivate students, and produce meaningful learning

Getting Started with Junior Great Books
Mini units for beginning your program.

Goal of Critical Thinking from Educational Ideal to Educational Reality, D. Walsh & R. Paul, AFT
What it is, what the research says evaluation of and recommendations for policy and practice.

Helping Our Children Get Better Grades, P. Flynn
Handout booklet from his workshop

Homework Without Tears (Gr 7-12), Lee Canter Assoc.
Filled with ideas for assigning homework

Human Brain and Human Learning, L. Hart, Books for Educators, AZ, 1983
Presentation of the Proster Theory - a theory on the process of learning and the brain.

Learning and Memory: The Brain in Action, M. Sprenger, ASCD, 1999
Taking brain research and applying it in the classroom

Making Connections, R. Caine, ASCD, VA, 1991
Teaching and the human brain

Mapping Inner Space, N. Marguilies, Zephyr Press, AZ, 1991
Learning and teaching graphic mind-mapping

Multiple Intelligences and Student Achievement, L. & B. Campbell, ASCD, VA, 1999
The book examines why a variety of teachers, grade levels, and disciplines have adopted Gardner's MI theory as an instructional framework, and how teachers apply and examine student achievement.

Multiple Intelligences in the Classroom, T. Armstrong, ASCD, VA, 1994
A description of how you can bring Howard Gardner's theory of MI into the classroom every day.

Sharing Thinking Strategies, J. Langrehr, National Education Service, IN, 1990
Strategies for processing information in different ways. Students are used to sharing answers of products of their thinking but not how they think. This book will offer ways to help students think about thinking with better questioning techniques from the teacher. Activities accompany these strategies.

So Each May Learn, H. Silve, et. al., ASCD, VA, 2000
Integrating learning styles and multiple intelligences

Study Skills Handbook, J. Dodge, (Gr. 4-8) Scholastic, Inc., NY
More than 75 strategies for better learning

Teaching the Whole Class, B. Leaver, Corwin Press, CA, 1997
Approaching teaching in ways whereby all students are learning via their preferred learning style most of the time.
Thinking Skills Instruction, M. Heiman, et. al., NEA, WA, D.C.
Concepts and techniques

Tools for Learning, J. Gall et. al, ASCD, VA, 1991
A guide to teaching study skills

Visual Tools for Constructing Knowledge, D. Hyerle, ASCD, VA, 1996
Graphic organizers: why we use them and how to get the most from them

Understanding by Design, G. Wiggins / J. McTighe, ASCD, 1998
What is understanding and how does it differ from knowing? Find this and the answer to many other questions on learning.

Video Tapes Note: Some come in combined forms -Video & Audio Tapes
Instructional Strategies for Greater Student Achievement
Instructional Strategies for Elementary School Teachers
Instructional Strategies for Middle School
Instructional Strategies for High School

Audio Tapes
"Approaches to Teaching Thinking"
"Classroom Conditions That Encourage Student Thinking"
"On Bribing Students to Learn"
"Survey of the Thinking Skills Movement"
"Teaching for Problem-Solving"
"Thinking As A Skill"



Assessing Student Outcomes, R. Marzano et. al., ASCD
Performance assessment based upon the dimensions of learning model

Authentic Assessment, K.Burke, Skylight Press
A collection of thinking on the topic

Authentic Assessment and Curriculum Alignment, B. Steffy, National Professional Resources, Inc., NY

Authentic Instruction and Assessment, Grades 3 -5 , L. Karges-Bone, Good Apple
Complete with planning guidelines, rubrics, checklists, portfolio ideas, and a sample integrated unit

Educational Leadership, Vol. 46, No. 7, April 1989
The entire issue is devoted to "Redirecting Assessment"

Great Performances, L. Lewin / B. Shoemaker, ASCD
Creating classroom-based assessment tasks
How to Use Standards in the Classroom, D. Harris / J. Carr, ASCD, 1996
A guide for teachers who seek a model and process for designing standards-based units of study

How We Learn: Simplicity and Depth in Curriculum and Assessment Design, R. Strong
Making the "new" terms and concepts simple through easy to follow activities

Literacy Profile

Mapping the Big Picture, H. Jacobs, ASCD, 1997
Integrating curriculum and assessment K-12

Mathematics Assessment, NCTM
Myths, models, good questions, and practical suggestions

Mathematics Assessment, G. Kulm, Jossey-Bass Publishers, CA
What works from elementary through high-school

Middle School Assessment, J. Jasmine, Teacher Created Material, Inc., 1994
Prompts for students, rubrics, and reflective suggestions for students. All tasks share the same elements: identifying characteristics, learning behaviors, permitting more than one solution, and producing a single product.

New York Assessment Collection, NYSED
Volume I: Middle and Elementary
Volume II: High School

Portfolios (Other books in the Assessment Category may also deal with portfolios.)

Making Portfolios, Products, and Performances Meaningful and Manageable..., I. Forte, / S.Schurr, Incentive Publications, Inc. TN, 1995
Instructional strategies and thematic activities including a pullout graphic organizer for integrating instruction

Portfolios Across the Curriculum, D. Cole, et. al., Corwin Press, CA, 1995
Guidance in obtaining a fair picture of what each student is learning

Portfolio Assessment, A. DeFina, Scholastic
A learner-centered holistic assessment method

Portfolio Assessment for Mathematics, R. Frazita, Berrent Publications, Inc., NY
Practical guide for implementing and organizing portfolios

Portfolio Assessment for Writing, E. Fusco, Berrent Publications, Inc.,NY
Practical guide for implementing and organizing portfolios

Portfolio Assessment for Whole Language, Teacher Created Materials, Inc.
Designed to help the teacher approach portfolios with confidence

Student Portfolios, Learner Centered Initiatives
Student Portfolios, NEA

Student Portfolios: A Practical Guide to Evaluation, Grades K-3, L.Vizyak, The Wright Group, WA, 1996
Easy to read, user-friendly, and classroom tested guide

Using Portfolios, Bureau of Education & Research
Tools to strengthen instruction in your classroom

Writing Portfolios: A Bridge from Teaching to Assessment, S. Murphy / M. Smith, Pippin Publishing, ONT, 1992
Secondary Level -Evaluating student writing while encouraging students to become active partners in the process.

Preparing Students for Taking Tests, R. Antes, Phi Delta Kappa
A booklet on testing.

Raising Student Achievement: Do Our Actions Match Our Words?
Center on Education Policy, Phi Delta Kappa, IN
Examining the contradiction of what our nation wants and what is actually happening in education.

Rubrics (Other books in the Assessment Category may also deal with rubrics)

Forty Rubrics and Checklists to Assess Reading and Writing : Grades 3 - 6, Scholastic
Timesaving reproducible forms, and strategies for assessment

Multiple Intelligence Approaches to Assessment, D. Lazear, Zephyr Press, AZ, 1999
Ideas and forms for assessing multiple intelligences

Rubrics, Checklists, and Other Assessments for the Science You Teach, Grades 1-3, Scholastic
Use these models to embed assessment into student learning

Rubric Way, The, D.Lazear, Zephyr Press, AZ, 1998
A sequel to his first book (Multiple Intelligence Approach to Assessment)

Thirty-Five Rubrics and Checklists to Assess Reading and Writing: Grades K-2, Scholastic
Timesaving reproducibles and strategies for assessment

Standards-Based Curriculum Prototypes, Vol. I, II, III, IV, Learning Centered Initiatives, Ltd.
Teacher developed standards-based units. Various grade levels.

Succeeding with Standards, J. Carr / D. Harris, ASCD 2000
Linking curriculum, assessment and action planning

Teaching for Authentic Student Performance, Educational Leadership, ASCD, VA, Vol. 54, #4, Jan, 1997.
Many articles in this issue on alternate assessments.

Time for Assessment, Pre K - 2, D. McMillan, Teaching & Learning Co, IL
Evaluation tips with 6 new learning centers
Transforming Classroom Grading, R. Marzano, ASCD 2000
Viable alternatives for grading

Video Tapes
Early Literacy Profile
Performance Assessment in the Classroom

High School (Gr 9) Arts Assessments Sampler - April 2001

ELA Across the Board - Teleconference Facilitator's Guide
ELA Assessments for Grade 4 and 8 - Teleconference Facilitator's Guide
ELA Testing and Scoring Manuals for Winter 1997 draft
Revised Comprehensive Exam in English Sampler - Spring 1998
ELA Resource Guide with Core Curriculum, NYSED
ELA Test Sampler, Grade 4 - 1998
Instructional Units from High School English Teachers: Installments I, II, and III
Regents Comprehensive Exam: Teleconference Facilitator's Guide

Earth Science / Physical Setting Regents Exam Sampler - Summer 2000
Living Environment Regents Sampler - Fall 2000
Math Scoring and Testing Manuals of 1996 draft
Math A Regents Assessment Sampler - Spring 1998
Math A Up close - Teleconference Facilitator's Guide
Math A Regents Exam - Teleconference Facilitator's Guide
Math B Regents Exam Sampler - Fall 1999
Mathematics - Core Curriculum Companion
Math Exams 4th and 8th - Teleconference Facilitator's Guide
Math Exemplars (Math or Science) K-8
Mathematics Test Sampler Grade 4 / Grade 8 - 1998
MST Resource Guide
MST Testing & Scoring Manual 1997
Powering Up For Math B: Teleconference Facilitator Guide
Physical Setting/Physics: Core Curriculum
Program Evaluation Test in Science
Science Exam Sampler- Intermediate Level - Spring 2000

Foreign Language
Second Language Proficiency Exam for Modern Languages Sampler with Test Changes - May 2000

Social Studies
DBQs, NYS Historical Society:
. The Erie Canal Gr 4-5
. What Did They Do Before TV? - Gr. 4-5
Developing and Using DBQs (Training Manual)
Global History & Geography Regents Exam - Spring 1999
Social Studies DBQs - Elem.
Soc. St., Global Hist, and Geog.: the New Assessments, Teleconference Facilitator's Guide:
Social Studies Scope and Sequence - NYSUT
Social Studies Test Sampler Draft Grade 5 - March 2000
Social Studies Test Sampler - Grade 8 - Spring 2000
Social Studies - Preparation Skills (Spring 1999) Training Manual
U.S. History and Government Test Sampler - June 2000

Math - Preparation Skills (Spring 1999) Training Manual (under Soc. Studies section)

Video Tapes
Peer Review

Learning Standards
Practical Toolkits for Designin g And Facilitating Professional Development



Agriculture in the Classroom, Cornell Agriculture Dept.
Complete manual of activities for grade 3 and one for grade 4

Arts Resource Guide, The, NYSED

Career Development Occupational Studies Resource Guide, NYSED

Curriculum Resource Handbooks, Kraus International Publications, NY
. English Language Arts
. Early childhood
. Science
. Environmental Education
. English as a Second Language
. Health
. Visual Arts
. Mathematics

Different Voices, Different Truths: The 1827 Murder at Cherry Hill, Historic Cherry Hill, NY
A social history teaching unit

Dimensions of Thinking, R. Marzano, et. al, ASCD 1988
Thinking as it relates to student motivation and curriculum and instruction.
A framework for curriculum and instruction
Domino Math: Problem-Solving Activities, Creative Publications

Interdisciplinary Curriculum, H. Jacobs, ASCD, VA , 1989
Design and implementation

Early Childhood Education, B. Day and K. Drake, ASCD, VA, 1983
Emphasis placed on the organization and management of the classroom to meet the needs of the total child in a
developmental program for young children. Accompanying filmstrips are no longer available.

Early Elementary, NYSED
Resource guide to integrated learning

English Language Arts, S. Tchudi, ASCD 1991
Planning and assessing the ELA curriculum

Essential Elements of Reading, Univ. of the State of NY
Main features of an effective primary-grade reading program

Historical Records in the Classroom, NYSED
Collaborations between records' custodians and educators

Holocaust Studies:
Bibliographies on the Holocaust for Young People

Holocaust, The (documents, pictures, history)

Holocaust Chronicle, The, Publications International, Ltd., ILL, 2000
A history in pictures and words

Joseph and Me: In the Days of the Holocaust, J. Hoffman, KTAV Publishers - Intermediate level -8 copies

Teaching About the Holocaust and Genocide, NYSED
Vol. I, Vol. II, Vol. III

Video catalog on Holocaust Subjects from Queensborough Community College

Video: The Diary of Anne Frank (2 1/2 hrs)

Individualized Language Arts, ESEA Title IV Project
The Weehawken writing program

Many People, Many Ways , Gr. 4-8, C. Brewer / L. Grinde, Zephyr Press, AZ, 1998
Understanding cultures of the world - explore the patterns of life in nine different areas of the world

Mathematics: Curriculum and Evaluation, NCTM
Grades K-6
. Number Sense and Operations
. Patterns
. Making Sense of Data
. Geometry and Spatial Sense
. Book for each grade level K-6

Grades 5-8
. Developing Numbers and Sense
. Dealing with Data and Chance
. Understanding Rational Numbers and Proportions
. Geometry and Middle Grades
. Patterns and Functions
. Measurement in the Middle Grades

Grades 9 - 12
. Data Analysis and Statistics
. Connecting Mathematics
. Algebra in a Technological World
. A Core Curriculum
. Geometry From Multiple Perspectives

Mathematics Education for a Changing World, S. Willoughby, ASCD

Meeting Standards with Inspiration, Inspiration Software, Inc. 1999, K-12
Core curriculum lesson plans

Multiple Ways of thinking with Social Studies, (Gr. 4-8) R. Myers, Zephyr Press, AZ, 1997
A wide range of skills covering 79 activities

One to One, C. Dawe / E. Dornan, Little, Brown, and Co., Boston, MA, 1984
Resources for conference-centered writing

Project Wild, Stony Kill Farm Environmental Ed., NY
. Elementary book of activities
. A supplement book of activities

Public School Early Childhood Programs, C.Warger, ASCD 1988
Trends, research, and issues of various designs of early childhood education

Puppetools, J. Peyton, Prescott/Durrell, VA
Create large puppets for teaching any curriculum discipline. Activities and templates are included.

Rappin' Math, E. Robinson, 1988
A teacher in the NYC system created these rappin'lesson activities

School-To-Work Curriculum, 1996
A curriculum from the Porter Magnet School, Syracuse

School-To-Work Manuals (Lots of Lesson Plans)
Each subject area has a manual for Lower Elem K-3 , an Upper Elem. 4-5, Middle/High School, and High School
Language Arts, Math, Social Studies, Science, Health & Phys Ed, and Art & Music

Science Through Children's Literature - Intermediate Level, C. / J.Butzow, Teacher Ideas Press, CO, 1994
Fourteen units of study highlighting books enjoyed at the intermediate level (ex. Sarah Plain and Tall, the Cay,
Island of the Blue Dolphins, etc.)

Social Studies, NYSED
Resource Guide with Core Curriculum

Strategic Teaching and Learning, B. Jones, ASCD 1987
Cognitive instruction in the content areas

Teaching English As a Second or Foreign Language, M. Celce-Murcia, Newbury House Publishers, Inc.
An introduction to and book about maintaining theory and practice

Teaching Together, NCSS, 2001
School/university collaboration to improve social studies education

Toward a Coherent Curriculum, ASCD 1995 Yearbook
A collection of articles on the topic

Videos Tapes

Go For It! A Career Video for Early Teens
Investing in Our Work Force
Long Island: Your Future is Here
Math Talk Kits
Rain or Shine: Understanding the Weather
Social Studies, Global History and Geography
Story Telling: Jay O'Callahan
Take This Job & Keep It!

Audio Tapes

"Knowledge As Design"

Texas Instruments (30) with Overhead Calculator



Celebration of Neuron, A, R. Sylwester, ASCD,VA, 1995
Sylwester offers educators an introduction to the human brain along with the understanding of using this knowledge with our students.

Control Theory in the Classroom, W. Glasser, Harper & Row, NY, 1986
Still utilized today, the book offers a classroom model of the translation of the Control Theory in a productive team learning situation.

Democratic Schools, M. Apple/J. Beane, ASCD 1995
How four communities have committed themselves to preparing students for democracy

Degrading the Grading Myths, S. Simon / J. Bellanca, ASCD 1976
A primer of alternatives to grades and marks

Do We Still Need Public Schools? Phi Kappa Delta, 1996
A focus on the basic premise of education in a democratic society

Global Education, ASCD Yearbook 1991
A number of issues, covered by various authors, on global education

Education for Democracy, AFT 1987
Guidelines for strengthening the teaching of democratic values

Education in a New Era, R. Brandt, ASCD Yearbook 2000
A collection of articles on this topic

Education of the Edge of Possibility, R. & G. Caine ASCD, VA, 1997
In this book you'll find out what happens when the authors took their theory of wholistic brain research and strived to bring it to life in two schools.

Essays on the Intellect, F. Link, ASCD 1985
Leading scholars and researchers share their perspectives on the intellect

Freedom to Learn, C. Rogers, Merrill Publishing Co., OH, 1983
A new way of being-with-students that emerged in the eighties.

How Can we Teach Intelligence, R. Sternberg, Research for Better Schools, PA, 1983
Explore the components of intelligence, controversies, and assumptions.

How Teachers Are Changing Schools, Impact II Publication, NY
Written by classroom teachers from across the country, the articles focus on a number of reform actions from teacher leaders, to designers of curriculum, to teams, to stepping out of the classroom, to creating a vision

Literacy and Teaching in the Urban Classroom, UFT, NY Fall 2000
A dialogue with teachers

Marx's Concept of Man, E. Fromm, Frederick Ungar Publishing, NY, 1961
A classic in existential thought protesting the alienation of man from his personal journey / ideal.

Mastery Learning (see articles)

Middle School - and Beyond, The, P. George, C. Stevenson, J. Thomason, J. Beane, ASCD,VA, 1992
A description of how middle schools from coast to coast are focusing on youngsters' needs, accommodating diversity, integrating curriculum, emphasizing a close-knit community, and creating the kinds of learning experiences that breed excellence.
No Contest: The Case Against Competition, A. Kohn, Houghton Mifflin, NY, 1986
Alfie Kohn shows us the unhealthy side of competition.

Outsmarting IQ, D. Perkins, The Free Press, NY, 1995
The emerging science of learnable intelligence

Passion For Teaching, A, S. Levine, ASCD, VA, 1999
Celebrate teachers and teaching. Read the artistry and wisdom of 42 teachers who have remained passionate about classroom teaching for many years.

Piaget's Theory of Cognitive and Affective Development, B. Wadsworth, Longman, NY, 1971
This book takes Piaget's work beyond the cognitive or intellectual development and focuses on the affective

Reducing School Violence Through Conflict Resolution, D. & R. Johnson, ASCD,VA, 1995.
The authors offer an approach that involves interrelated programs for preventing violence and helping students learn to resolve conflicts constructively.

Relevance of Education, The, J. Bruner, Norton & Co., NY, 1971
The crisis in education that existed in the seventies as it relates to how children learn.

Results: The Key to Continuous School Improvement, M. Schmoker, ASCD 1996
Principles and practices that are simple and supported by research to improve education for all students

Rethinking Educational Change with Heart and Mind, ASCD Yearbook, 1997
The dialogue of change moves beyond the technical aspects in this book to the three essential areas of teaching,
learning, and leadership.

Science of Education and the Psychology of the Child, J. Piaget, Orion Press, NY 1970
The forerunner of authentic learning whereby Piaget connects learning to a feeling/sensing child

Soul of Education, The, R. Kessler, ASCD, VA, 2000
Helping students find connection, compassion, and character at school

Strategies for Career-Long Teacher Education, J. McIntyre, Corwin Press, VA
Examines the current practice of confining teacher education to a four-year program

Using What We Know About Teaching, P. Hosford, ASCD,VA 1984
Follow the author through three sections: Setting the Stage for Learning, Getting Knowledge, and Using Knowledge

Using Your Brain for Change, R. Bandler Real People Press
Neuro-Linguistic Programming


Mastery Learning
Based on the concept that "all children can learn", much of the material utilizes B. Bloom's ideas teaching strategies.
Duplicated material on the concept and process.



GIFTED AND TALENTED (in the Regular Classroom)


Creative Ideas for Teaching Exceptional Children, A. Wedemeyer & J. Cejka, Love Publishing Co., CO, 1975
Activities for sensory motor, language, and number concepts,

Creative Art Tasks for Children, F. Taylor, A. Artuso, & F. Hewett
Task Cards with 144 activities (This is not in book form.)

Developing the Gifts & Talents of All Students in the Regular Classroom
M. Beecher, Creative Learning Press, Inc., CT,1995
An innovative curricular design based on the enrichment triad model. It includes three different types
of enrichment for regular classroom students. The book includes the rationale for using this model, an overview of the model, planning and implementing a triad study, and grade level modifications.

How to Get Out of an Egg Without Cracking the Shell
A. Olsen, R. Newgard, & S. Maselli, Ideal Publications, 1978
Although this book was published many years ago, it has many very good activities that can be applied to content area instruction to help students think more fluently, originally, and creatively.

Gifted and the Talented, The, Educational Consulting Associates, CO.
The resource book presented at the National Conference of 1979. The presentation is somewhat dated, but it offers many, many ideas on models and activities in all areas.

Gifted Learners K-12, K. Chuska, National Educational Service, IN, 1989
A practical guide to effective curriculum and teaching. Lots and lots of “how tos” and descriptions of delivery methods.

Learning Games for Exceptional Children, A. Wedemeyer & J. Cejka, Love Publishing Co., CO, 1971
Arithmetic and Language Development Activities

One Hundred Activities for Gifted Children, P. Meredith & L. Landin, Fearon Publishers,CA, 1957
A small book offering little ideas in each subject area. These activities can be utilized by all students.

Teaching Young Gifted Children in the Regular Classroom
J. Smutny, S. Walker, & E. Meckstroth, Free Spirit Publishing, MN, 1997
Identifying, nurturing, and challenging ages 4-9. Lots of additional resources, plus some reproducible pages.

Total Talent Portfolio, J. Purcell & J. Renzulli, Creative Learning Press, Inc., CT, 1998
A systematic plan to identify and nurture gifts and talents. It describes how to create a Total Talent Portfolio using the reproducible forms and differentiate instruction for these special students in the regular classroom.

What To Do With the Gifted Child, J. Cochran, Incentive Publications, Inc. TN,1992
Lots of ideas for activities and a good description of Bloom’s Taxonomy on higher thinking skills.



American Sign Language for Communication: NYS Teacher’s Guide
Components of programs. It does not offer information on the teaching of ASL



Creating an Inclusive School, R. Villa & J. Thousand, Eds., ASCD,VA, 1995
Rationales for inclusion along with stories by teachers and parents of students participating in inclusive classrooms as well as adults with a disabilities.

Inclusion: 450 Strategies for Success, P. Hammeken, National Professional Resources, Inc., 2000
A practical guide for all educators who teach students with disabilities.


Educational Leadership: The Inclusive School , ASCD,VA, Vol 52, No 4, Dec. 1994
The entire issue is devoted to articles on this topic.



Alternate Assessment - Assessing Students with Severe Disabilities, Teleconference Manual

Educational Games for Physically Handicapped Children
B. Cratty & J. Breen, Love Publishing Co., CO, 1972
Basic, vigorous, learning games and circuital activities are described

Learning Disabilities: The Interaction of Learner, Task and Setting, C. Smith, Little, Brown and Co., MA
Text-book-like edition for an introduction to learning disabilities.

Teaching Kids with Learning Difficulties in the Regular Classroom
S. Winebrenner, Free Spirit Publishing, Inc., MN, 1986
Strategies and techniques every teacher can use to challenge and motivate struggling students

Teaching the Emotionally Disturbed / Learning disabled Child: A Practical Guide
R. Hayes & M. Stevenson, Acroplois Books, LTD., WA, D.C., 1980
Areas covered are the behavior program, affective education, and instructional programs.
(Only volumes I & III are available.)
Tools for Learning, J. McElderry & L. Escobedo, Love Publishing Co., CO, 1979
Activities for young children with special needs. Each set of activities centers around an object,
e.g. keys, mittens, pockets, marshmallows, etc.



ADD/ADHD Alternatives in the Classroom, T. Armstrong, ASCD, VA, 1999
Information on the limitations and assumptions of the ADD/ADHD paradigm. Alternatives to this paradigm, and strategies to empower these children are offered.

ADD/ADHD Behavior-Change Resource Kit, G. Flick, Center for Applied Research, NY, 1998
Ready-to-use strategies and activities for helping children with attention deficit disorder.

ADD/ADHD Checklist, The, S. Rief, Prentice Hall, NJ, 1998
An easy reference for parents and teachers


Teaching the ADD Child
A packet of articles on this topic

Video Tapes

Discipline Issues for Students with Disabilities




Registration Bulletin (Current Year)
General information and registration forms for LAST, ATS-W,CSTs, LPAs, and ATS-P

Information Guide (Current Year) for Assessment of Teaching Skills Performance Video

Information Packet for National Board for Professional Teaching Standards



Becoming a Reflective Educator, J. Brubacher, et. al., Corwin Press, VA, 1994
How to build a culture of inquiry in the schools

Collegial Coaching: Inquiry into the Teaching Self, M. Dantonio, Phi Delta Kappa, IN, 1995
How teachers grow using a systematic process of observation, reflection, and analysis

Guiding School Improvement with Action Research, R.Sagor, ASCD 2000
A seven-step process to improve teaching and learning.

Inquiry in the Classroom, D. Wray, Pippin Publishing , Ont, 1999
Creating class projects and evaluations with student participation

Promoting Reflective Thinking in Teachers: 44 Action Strategies: G. Taggart, Corwin Press, CA, 1998
Ready to use activities designed to help a facilitator in presenting reflective thinking

Teacher As Research, The, The Ohio State Univ. Press, OH Vol. XXIX, No. 3, Summer 1990
A series of articles on the topic

Teacher’s Portfolio, A. Glatthorn, Pro Active Publications, MA, 1996 (see leadership section)
Fostering and documenting professional development

Teacher Self-Evaluation Tool Kit, P. Airasian / A. Gullickson, Corwin Press, 1997
Check your quotient for success in helping students to achieve

Also check out the books under FOUNDATIONS: Mentoring / Coaching

Audio Tapes

“Reflective Practitioner, The”, Educational Leadership, March 1991

LEADERSHIP (Teacher / Administrator)


Clinical Supervision, C. Sullivan, ASCD, VA
Searches the origins of clinical supervision, it potential, and reasons for its neglect

Developmental Supervision, C.Glickman, ASCD, VA
Alternative practices for helping teachers improve instruction, ASCD, VA

Differentiated Supervision, A. Glatthorn, ASCD, VA
This book is based on the assumption that all teachers do not need clinical supervision and that experienced and
competent teachers should have some options.

Directory of Innovative Scheduling Practices in NYS Schools, A, NYSED, RSSC
Definitions and a listing of schools practicing schedules (ex. block scheduling, quartering, extended day, rotational scheduling, etc.)

Educational Evaluation and Policy Analysis, AERA, Vol 22, No 4, Winter 2000

From First-Year to First-Rate, B. Brock / m. Grady, Corwin Press, CA, 1997
A Principal’s guide to guiding beginning teachers

Handbook for Teacher Leaders, A, L. Pellicer / L. Anderson, Corwin Press, CA, 1995
Written from the point of view of a classroom teacher, this book offers practical suggestions on how to assume
leadership qualities in the age of school reform.

Instructional Leadership: How Principals Make A Difference. W. Smith & R. Andrews, ASCD, VA, !989
Using literature, research, and case studies of principals in practice, this book draws a clear portrait of the instructional leader that others can emulate.

Lead, Follow, or Get Out of the Way, R. Ramsey, Corwin Press, CA, 1999
How to a more effective leader in today’s schools

Leadership for Differentiating Schools and Classrooms, C. Tomlison / S. Allan, ASCD 2000
How school leaders support and encourage the growth in our classrooms

Leadership for Tomorrow’s Schools, J. Patterson, ASCD,VA
A vision of leadership “pulled by the future” rather than “pushed by the past”

Leadership Secrets of Attila the Hun, W. Roberts, Warner Books, 1985
Learn some concepts of modern day leadership from a humorous view of Attila the Hun

On Becoming a School Leaders, A. Combs, et. al., ASCD, VA, 1999
A view of leadership through the art of person-centered abilities and paying attention to people issues

Organizing for Successful School-Based Management (SBM), P. Wohlstetter et. al, ASCD, VA, 1997
This book presents findings about the differences between actively restructuring schools and struggling schools in terms of both organizational conditions and learning processes.

Professional Supervision for Professional Teachers, R. Sergiovanni, ASCD. VA
This book is packed with ideas for releasing greatness in supervisors so that they can find their way into a
change-oriented role designed for the improvement of instruction

School Promotion, Publicity, and Public Relations, T. MacPhee / R. DeBruyn, The Master Teacher, 1987
Ideas that teachers can use to help others “buy into” their / their schools ideas and work

Teacher’s Portfolio, A. Glatthorn, Pro Active Publicatioins, MA, 1996
Fostering and documenting professional development

Tool Kit: Teleconference Preparation, Facilitator’s Guide

Working with Paraeducators and Other Classroom Aides, J. Morgan / B. Ashbaker, ASCD, VA, 2001
Help in working with teacher aides, teaching assistants, and instructional assistants


Practical Toolkit for Designing and Facilitating Professional Development, NCREL

School Accountability and Report Cards, SEDRIST

Staff Development: A New Vision, NYSED


Educational Research Newsletter

NYS Learning Standards and Performance Indicators


Assistive Technology: The New PowerTools, Teleconference manual for discussion facilitators

Great Teaching in the One Computer Classroom, D. Dockterman, Tom Synder Productions
Discussion of how to handle computer learning with only one computer.

Learning with Technology: ASCD 1998 Yearbook
Exemplary projects to reach 21st century educational objectives

Lesson Plans (Gr K-5), (Gr 6-8), (Gr 9-12), Computer Learning Month Publications
Computer activities integrated with content areas

Managing Your Schools Computer Lab, K. Bischoff
Practical tips for working in the school lab with your class.

Netscape for Terrified Teachers, D. Hooper, Teacher Created Materials, CA, 2000
This book will lead you through all the components of the Netscape software suite and explain how you can use the
components in your classroom.

Simple Projects, D. Hooper, Teacher Created Materials, CA, 2000
Activities that utilize the word processing, spreadsheet, and database components of Microsoft Works in various
disciplines. Primary Level

Using the Internet, SED, the University of the State of NY
Binder of activities to introduce and use the internet with your students

Video Tapes

One Computer Classroom, The, Tom Synder Productions




Getting Involved, E. Frede, High Schope Press, 1995
Workshop format to help parents get involved with their children’s learning

Growing Up Confident, M. Cutright, Doubleday 1992
How to make early years learning years

He Hit Me First, L. Bates / C. Haber, Warner Books, 1982
What to do when brothers and sisters fight

Helping Your Child Learn to Read, B. Cullinan / B. Bagert, US Dept. of Education
Activities for children from infancy through age 10

Home: Where Reading and Writing Begins, M/ Hill, Heineman Press, 1989
Parents role in the development of literacy

Homework Without Tears, Lee Canter Assoc.
A parent’s guide for motivating children to do homework and to succeed in school

SOS! Help for Parents, L. Clark, Parents Press, 1985 + audio tape on Using Time-Out Effectively
A practical guide for handling common everyday behavior problems

Stick up for Yourself!, G. Kaufman, Free Spirit Publishing, 1993
A kid’s guide to personal power and positive self-esteem

Surviving Your Adolescents, T. Phelan, Child Management, Inc. 1991
Practical suggestions on what to do and not to do

Testing! What Every Parent Should Know..., W.J. Popham, Allyn and Bacon, MA, 2000

You CAN Say No to Your Teenager, J. Shalov, et al., Addison Wesley Publisher, 1991
Effective parenting ideas

What To Do When Your Child Hates to Read!, Lee Canter Assoc., 1994
Motivating the reluctant reader

Winning Family, The, L. Hart, Celestial Arts, CA, 1987
Increasing self-esteem in your children and yourself


About Handling Emotions

High Price to Pay, A : A Story About Earning Money

Lean Mean Machine, The: A Story

Letter On Light Blue Stationery, The: A Story About Self -Esteem

Parenting Skills & their Children
. How to Help Improve Your Child’s Behavior
. How To Help Your Child Succeed with Homework
. The Making of Fair Weather Friends
. Fights, Brothers & Sisters

Lean Mean Machine, The: A Story

Training Your Preschooler and Preteens to Do What You Want

Unforgettable Pen Pal, The: A Story About Prejudice and Discrimination


All video and audio tapes are cross referenced in the other areas of this catalog.

About Handling Emotions (for Parents)

Classroom Environment , The
Helpful advice on discipline and management

Collaborative Workplace and Peer Coaching, The, The Video Journal of Education, Vol. 3, #1
Presenter: Pam Robbins, 2 Videos & 1 Audio Tape
This deals with development of collaboration as an avenue for the sharing of collective staff expertise. The video demonstrates practical strategies which illustrate the critical elements in successful peer coaching
experiences. Extensive guide book.

Diary of Anne Frank, The, (2 1/2 hrs)

Discipline Techniques, The Master Teacher Series
. Key Attitudes and Strategies for Maximizing Your Options
. Approaches and Actions to Get the Responses You Want
. Handling Chronic or Habitual Discipline Problems
. Critical Mistakes that Cause or Perpetuate Misbehavior

Encouraging Motivation Among All Students, Video Journal of Education, Vol.6, Issue 603
Presenter: Raymond Wlodkowski (videos, audio tape, and manual for discussion)
A model for intrinsic motivation and culturally responsive teaching in the classroom

Discipline Issue for Students with Disabilities, NYSED

Early Literacy Profile, NYSED

Effective Classroom Management

Go For It! A Career Video for Early Teens, The State Education Department (Eng.8:16)

High Price to Pay, A : A Story About Earning Money (for Parents)

Instructional Strategies for Greater Student Achievement, (all levels) The Video Journal of Education, Vol. 5, Presenters: Robert Hanson, Harry Silver and Richard Strong, Issue 2. - 2 Video & 1 Tape
Built around research-based learning styles of students, these strategies help students learn curriculum content, and acquire lifelong learning skills such as problem-solving, creative self-expression, organizing and managing information, positive social interaction, and much more. Each video comes with a guidebook to foster discussion within small groups. It offers some reproducibles, suggestions for use, guiding questions, and other resources. It can also be used by individuals as well.

Instructional Strategies for Elementary School, The Video Journal of Education, Vol., Issue 2 Supplement
Presenters: Skilled Classroom Teachers, 1 Video only
Three separate supplements to Volume V, Issue Two on Instructional Strategies for Greater Student Achievement, but geared toward specific grade levels.

Instructional Strategies for High School

Instructional Strategies for Middle School

Investing in Our Workforce, SED, for PDP and APPR
Interviews with Commissioner, Richard Mills and other SED personnel.

Lean Mean Machine, The: A Story (for Parents)

Letter On Light Blue Stationery, The: A Story About Self -Esteem (for Parents)

Long Island: Your Future Is Here, (Secondary) The L.I. Association, (Eng. 60)
Offers a behind-the-scenes peek at some of the top companies on LI driving economic growth. Job-skill related.

MathTalk Kits, Tom Synder Productions
Cartoon stories of Fizz and Martina Vol I, II, III.
Teaches basics of Math with an array of materials and motivators

One Computer Classroom, The, Tom Synder Productions

Parenting Skills & Their Children
. How to Help Improve Your Child’s Behavior
. How To Help Your Child Succeed with Homework
. The Making of Fair Weather Friends
. Fights, Brothers & Sisters

Pathways to Success, Produced by Center for Learning and Competitiveness, (Eng. 47:20)

Peer Review, NYS Academy for Teaching & Learning
A process for developing units of study based upon the NYS Learning Standards

Performance Assessment in the Classroom, The Video Journal of Education, Vol. 3, #3
Presenter: Jay McTighe, 2 Videos, 1 Audio Tape, and manual for discussion
What is the role of assessment in a quality educational environment? What current paradigms about assessment are hindering school improvement efforts? How can outcomes like student responsibility and self-directedness be accurately measured? Explore these and other questions to improve assessment techniques and practices.
Guidebook for discussions enclosed.

Positive Discipline in the Classroom, Video Journal of Education, Vol. 6, Issue 607
Presenter: Jane Nelsen
A foundation and forum for positive discipline (video, audio, and manual for discussion)

Prejudice: Answering Children’s Questions, (Upper elem / middle school) NYNEX, 1992
Based on an ABC news special with Peter Jennings. Exploring children’s experiences, views, questions, and concerns about prejudice. Guidebook included.

Rain or Shine: Understanding the Weather, (Range of age levels) Rainbow Educational Video, 1987

School Accountability and Report Cards, SEDRIST

Self-Esteem, The Video Journal of Education, Vol. 2, #5
Presenter: Frank Alessi, 2 Videos & 1 Audio Tape
Develop a stronger sense of self-esteem in your students by following the Pillars Strategy as a blueprint for fostering conditions conducive to healthy self-esteem. Guidebook with some reproducibles.

Social Studies, Global History and Geography, Tools for Schools PBS, SED (Eng. 1 hr) 2000
Resources for the new statewide assessments in these areas. A guidebook which accompanies this video is for the facilitator of the original teleconference but can be used with a local group.

Staff Development: A New Vision

Story Telling: Jay O’Callahan, Vineyard Video Productions, MA
“Six Stories About Little Heroes and Herman and Marguerite”. Demonstrating story telling techniques. Guidebook.

Take This Job & Keep It! (Eng.17:30, Spanish 19:30)

Teacher Induction, Mentoring and Renewal, (For Teachers) The Video Journal of Education, Vol. 5, Issue 5
Presenter: Harry Wong, (2 Videos & 1 Audio Tape)
These videos feature specific ideas, activities, and topics in the training of new staff. Experienced teachers learn
innovative classroom management strategies through renewal programs and share their expertise in the mentoring process. Guideline booklet for using the videos and some reproducibles.

Training Your Preschooler and Preteens to Do What You Want (for Parents)

Unforgettable Pen Pal, The: A Story About Prejudice and Discrimination (for Parents)


“Approaches to Teaching Thinking”, with Ron Brandt, ASCD, 1986

“Classroom Conditions That Encourage Student Thinking”, with Arthur Costa, ASCD, 1986

“Knowledge As Design”, with David Perkins, ASCD, 1986

“Reflective Practitioner, The”, Educational Leadership, March 1991

“On Bribing Students to Learn”, Alfie Kohn, Annual Statewide Conf. on Eduction

“Survey of the Thinking Skills Movement”, with Sandra Black, ASCD, 1986
“Teaching for Problem-Solving”, with Robert Sternberg, ASCD, 1986

“Thinking As A Skill”, with Edward de Bono, ASCD, 1986



Learning Standards, NYSED
Resource guide, core curriculum, standards

Practical Toolkit for Designing and Facilitating Professional Development, NCREL

World Playground
A musical adventure for kids featuring songs from other cultures



Resume Maker (Macintosh) Requires system 7 or higher

Shared Decision Making, Goals 2000



American Educational Research Journal

Creative Classroom

Good Apple
Lollipops, Primary
Good Apple Newpaper, Upper Primary -
Lower Intermediate
Oasis, Upper Intermediate - Middle

Harvard Review

National Council for the Social Studies
Social Education
Social Studies and the Young Learner, K-6

National Council of Teachers of English
Language Arts

National Council of Teachers of Mathematics
Mathematics Teaching in the Middle School
Teaching Children Mathematics

BOOKS (Reproducibles)

Affective Learning / Self Esteem
Affective Education Guidebook
He Hit Me Back First
Marvelous Me
Prime Time Life Skills

Bulletin Boards
Big Fearon Bulletin Board Book, The
Bulletin Boards Bonanza
Bulletin Board Ideas for Math, Secondary Level
Bulletin Board Ideas for Science, Secondary Level
Bulletin Board Smorgasbord
Ideal Bulletin Boards for Social Studies,
Secondary Level
Instant Borders
Instant Bulletin Boards
Interactive Bulletin Boards, 1-4
Interactive Bulletin Boards As Teaching Tools
Interactive Bulletin Boards For Reading and
Language Arts, 1-4
Key to Helpful Mathematics Bulletin Boards, The
Teaching Off the Wall

Children and Media, 4 7 up
Let’s Talk About It

Cooperative Learning
Cooperative Learning and Communication
Cooperative Learning and Motivation
Cooperative Learning Throughout the Curriculum
Cooperative Learning Throughout the Year
Cooperative Activities in Social Studies, Science, Math, Reading and Writing

Beachcrafts, Too
Gifts for Giving, K-5
Hand-Shaped Gifts, Pre-4
Print & Paint
Polaroid Ideas

Language Arts
Alternatives to Worksheets (Reading & Writing Activities), K-4
Alpha Stories, K
Alphabet Connections - Whole Language Activities from A-Z, Pre K -1
Audacious Poetry: Reflections of Adolescence
Better Book Reports
Book Report Forms, 1-6
Bone Up On Book Reports, 3-8
Complete Writing Lessons, Middle Grade
Context Clues, 1-3
Creative Writing: Bulletin Boards, Mobiles,
Backdrops and Booklets, 2-8
English : Basic Skills - 4
Extra! Extra! Read All About It!
(Newspaper Writing) 4-8
Fingerlings K
Have You Ever..
(Literature Through Creative Drama)
I Can Write A Book, 3-6
Illustrated By
Insights to Literature, Middle Grades
Is Your Storytale Dragging?
Literature and Critical Thinking
(Six Books Highlighted). Mystery
Literature and Critical Thinking
(Six Books Highlighted), Primary
Other Side of Reading, The
Poetry Corner, The
Polishing Student Writing Skills
Prime Time Reading Skills, 2-5
Reading: A Novel Approach, 4-8
Reaching for Language Creativity
Reading Fun, 3-7
Reading Thinker Sheets
Scoop on Frogs and Princes, The (Journalism) 4-8
Short Plays for the Classroom
Shortcuts for Teaching Reading Comprehension,
Twenty-Five Activities to Connect Writing and Math, 1-3
Tales With a Twist, 5-9
Tomie de Paola in the Classroom, K-3
You Be the Author! K-3
You Be the Author! 4-7
Whole Language Catalog
Whole Language Celebrations, K-4
Whole Language for the Holidays, K-4
Wonderful Word Games, 3-7
Word Thinker Sheets, 4-8
Write About It, Primary
Write Now!, 5-8
Write Stuff, the, 4-8
Write! Write! Write! Ready-to-Use Writing Process Activities 4-8
Writing Well

Learning Centers
File folder Games (K)
Guide to Learning Centers
Language in Centers
Learning Centers for Little Kids
Ten Gameboard Learning Centers

Listening Skills
Basic Practice in Listening
Have Fun Following Directions
Listening Activities for Young Children
Listening the Forgotten Skill
Who’s Following Directions

Management / Seasonal
Armchair Detective
Bag of Tricks
Big Book of Absolutely Everything
Calendar Plan Book
Classroom Management: A Guidebook for Success
Classroom Management Survival Kit, K-6
Do Touch: Hands On Activities, Primary
Free and Inexpensive Teaching Tools
Help! For Primary Teachers
Help! For Substitutes
Help! In Managing Your Classroom
Kid Contracts, 4-8
Kids’ Bog Book of Games
Kindergarten in Review
Launching a Great Year
Letters to Parents, 1-6
Make-in-a-Minute Messages, K-4
Monday Morning Magic
Monthly Activities (Intermediate Level)
September, October, November, December,
Monthly Activities: March, June
Motivational Units for Fall
Motivational Units for Spring
Multi-Level Innovations for Individualized
Parent Communication, Pre K
Quick and Easy Ideas for Teachers
Seasonal Ideas for Teachers
Special Ways with Ordinary Days
Substitute Teacher’s Handbook, K-6
Teacher Essentials, 4-6
Welcome Back to School Book, K-4

Math and Science
Arithmetrix, 5-8
Computational Games
Discovering Science
Exploring Our Environment Science Tasks Cards
Family Math
Fifty Nifty Science Experiments
Graphing, 2-3
Helping Your Child Learn Science
Hocus Pocus Stir and Cook, 4-6
Holidays for the Basics (Math and Science), 1-4
I Hate mathematics Book
Instant Manipulatives for Math, K-2
Logic Puzzles
Maps, Charts and Graphs
Mathematical Moments
Math House
Math and Literature
Math Mysteries: Subtraction, Primary
More Science Experiments
My Number Book, K-2
Nuts and Bolts - Science Fair Projects
Open the Door, Let’s Explore, Primary
Problem Solving
Science Mind Stretchers
Science Wizardry for Kids
What Are MY Chances? Book A
Who Says You Can’t Teach Science? K-6

Blueprints: A guide for Independent Study Projects
Research Workout
Search: A Research guide for Science Fairs

Thinking Skills
Accents and Ascendings, 3-8
Ambidextrous Mind Book, The, 2-8
Brain Teasers!
Classroom Activities in Thinking Skills
Creative Capers, 3-6
Filling the Gaps
Insights, 4-8
Language Arts Thinking Motivators, 2-7
Learn To Think, K-2
Logic in the Round, 4-8
Mind Joggers!
Mindanderings, 4-9
Minding Minutes With Minute Minders, K-9
Puzzles, Games and Individual Activities
Skill Stuff, Vol. III: Reasoning
Teachers’ Handbook
Think Book: Problem-Solving Activities
Think It Through, Primary
Thinker Task Cards, 3-8


At the conclusion of each Professinal Circle, each group is expected to produce a Sharing Piece that other teachers may borrow. Below is a list of Sharing Pieces available at the Center. Unless otherwise noted, The work is appropriate for K-12. In many cases, the binders / booklets contain unit work developed by teachers. Others contain reproducable material that go along with the work accomplished by the group. Still others are how-to guides.

Behavior Modifications and Incentive Programs

Comprehension and Graphophenomic Development for Remedial Readers - Primary Coordinating Language Therapy and the Kindergarten Program - Activities: Part I, Part II, Part III

Differentaited Reading Instruction

Early Literacy Profile

Exploring Standards

Gearing Up for the Fourth Grade Math Assessment

Guide to Educational Field Trips

Improving Our Craft: A Summer of Professional Reading and Sharing - MS

Linking Literature with Character Education

Multiculturalism: An Interdisciplinary Approach - GR. 3

Recognizing and Compensating Student Impediments to Learning in the Classroom

Service Learning

Teaching for Understanding

Technology for Teachers

Call the Owl Center 631-867-3855


Local Workshops and Resources designed specifically for parents of preschool through high school students.

Lindenhurst Parent University

Emotional Intelligence Solutions

Educating the Heart and the Mind
Contact Cecile Wren


NY State Teacher Center Online Academy