Southeast/South-Central Educational Cooperative

Professional Reading

As a way to support the independent professional growth of our region’s educators, SESC offers the following suggested readings on these specific topics:

Administrators

  • Canter, Lee. Assertive Discipline. Solution Tree Press, 2010.
  • Coker, Greg. Building Cathedrals:  The Power of Purpose. Clark Legacies, 2012.
  • Collins, Jim. Good to Great. HarperCollins Publishers, Inc., 2001.
  • Collins, Jim. How the Mighty Fall. HarperCollins Publishers, Inc., 2009.
  • Collins, Jim and Hansen, Morten. Great by Choice. HarperCollins, 2011.
  • Cook, Bryan G. and Tankersley, Melody. Research-Based Practices in Special Education. Pearson, 2013.
  • Creekmore, Jason and Deaton, Shannon. The Active Learning Classroom: Strategies for Practical Educators. New Forums Press, 2015.
  • DuFour, Richard and Fullan, Michael. Cultures Built to Last: Systemic PLCs at Work. Solution Tree Press, 2013.
  • Fullan, Michael. The Principal: Three Keys to Maximizing Impact. Jossey-Bass, 2014.
  • Hattie, John. Visible Learning. Routledge Publishing, 2009.
  • Hierck, Tom and Weber, Chris. RTI Is a Verb. Corwin Press, 2014.
  • Jensen, Eric. Teaching with the Brain in Mind. ASCD, 1998.
  • Jensen, Eric. Teaching with Poverty in Mind. ASCD, 2009.
  • Killion, Joellen; Harrison, Cindy; Bryan, Chris and Clifton, Heather. Coaching Matters. Learning Forward, 2012.
  • Killion, Joellen and Harrison, Cindy. Taking the Lead:  New Roles for Teachers and School-based Coaches. National Staff Development Council, 2006.
  • Knight, Jim. Better Conversations. Corwin Publishing, 2016.
  • Knight, Jim. High-Impact Instruction: A Framework for Great Teaching. Corwin Press, 2013.
  • Knight, Jim. Instructional Coaching:  A Partnership Approach to Improving Instruction. Corwin Press, 2007.
  • Knight, Jim. Unmistakable Impact:  A Partnership Approach for Dramatically Improving Instruction. Corwin Press, 2011.
  • Kotter, John. Leading Change. Harvard Business School Press, 1996.
  • Kotter, John and Cohen, Dan. The Heart of Change. Harvard Business School Press, 2002.
  • Lencioni, Patrick. The Five Dysfunctions of a Team. Jossey-Bass, 2002.
  • Lencioni, Patrick. Death by Meeting. Jossey-Bass, 2004.
  • Lenz, B. Keith and Deshler, Donald D. Teaching Content to All:  Evidence-Based Inclusive Practices in Middle and Secondary Schools. Pearson, 2004.
  • Marzano, Robert, Pickering, Debra, and Pollock, Jane. Classroom Instruction that Works. ASCD, 2001.
  • Maxwell, John. Developing the Leader Within You. Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1993.
  • Maxwell, John. Developing the Leaders Around You. Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1995.
  • Maxwell, John C. Learning the 17 Indisputable Laws of Teamwork:  Embrace Them and Empower Your Team. Maximum Impact, 2013.
  • Muhammad, Anthony. Transforming School Culture. Solution Tree Press, 2009.
  • Patterson, Kerry; Grenny, Joseph; Maxfield, David; McMillanm Ron and Switzler, Al. Influencer:  The Power to Change Anything. McGraw-Hill, 2008.
  • Schmidt, Laurel. Gardening in the Minefield. Heinemann, 2002.
  • Schmoker, Mike. Results: The Key to Continuous School Improvement. ASCD, 1999.
  • Scott, Susan. Fierce Conversations:  Achieving Success at Work & in Life, One Conversation at a Time. Berkley Publishing Group, 2004.
  • Sprenger, Marilee. Learning and Memory: The Brain in Action. ASCD, 1999.
  • Sylwester, Robert. A Celebration of Neurons. ASCD, 1995.
  • Tomlinson, Carol Ann. The Differentiated Classroom. ASCD, 1999.
  • Watkins, Michael. The First 90 Days: Proven Strategies for Getting Up to Speed Faster and Smarter. Harvard Business Review Press, 2013.
  • Wolfe, Patricia. Brain Matters. ASCD, 2001.

Special Education

  • Browder, D. Teaching Students with Moderate & Severe Disabilities. The Guildford Press, 2011.
  • Collins, B. Systematic Instruction for Students with Moderate and Severe Disabilities. Brookes Publishing, 2012.
  • Courtade, G. Aligning IEPs to the Common Core State Standards for Students with Moderate and Severe Disabilities. Attainment Company, 2011.
  • Grandin, T. & Panek, R. The Autistic Brain: Helping Different Kinds of Minds Succeed. Mariner Books, 2014.
  • Jimenez, B. 6 Successful Strategies for Teaching Common Core State Standards to Students with Moderate to Severe Disabilities. Attainment Company, 2013.

Teachers

  • Allen, Janet. Words, Words, Words:  Teaching Vocabulary in Grades 4-12. Stenhouse Publishers, 1999.
  • Beers, Kylene. When Kids Can’t Read What Teachers Can Do:  A Guide for Teachers 6-12. Heinemann, 2003.
  • Burke, Jim. Reading Reminders:  Tools, Tips and Techniques. Boynton/Cook Publishers, 2000.
  • Canter, Lee. Assertive Discipline. Solution Tree Press, 2010.
  • Creekmore, Jason and Deaton, Shannon. The Active Learning Classroom: Strategies for Practical Educators. New Forums Press, 2015.
  • Daniels, Harvey and Zemelman, Steven. Subjects Matter:  Every Teacher’s Guide to Content-Area Reading. Heinemann, 2004.
  • Downing, June E. Teaching Literacy to Students with Significant Disabilities:  Strategies for the K-12 Inclusive Classroom. Corwin Press, 2005.
  • Harvey, Stephanie and Goudvis, Anne. Strategies that Work:  Teaching Comprehension to Enhance Understanding. Stenhouse Publishers, 2000.
  • Hattie, John. Visible Learning for Teachers. Routledge Publishing, 2012.
  • Himmele, Persida and Himmele, William. Total Participation Techniques:  Making Every Student an Active Learner. ASCD, 2011.
  • Jensen, Eric. Teaching with the Brain in Mind. ASCD, 1998.
  • Jensen, Eric. Teaching with Poverty in Mind. ASCD, 2009.
  • Marzano, Robert, Pickering, Debra, and Pollock, Jane. Classroom Instruction that Works. ASCD, 2001.
  • McEwan, Elaine K. Teach Them ALL to Read:  Catching the Kids Who Fall Through the Cracks. Corwin Press, 2002.
  • Moore, David W.; Alvermann, Donna E. and Hinchman, Kathleen A. Struggling Adolescent Readers:  A Collection of Teaching Strategies. International Reading  Association, 2000.
  • Purdy, Scott. Time Management for Teachers. Write Time Publishing, 1994.
  • Sprenger, Marilee. Learning and Memory: The Brain in Action. ASCD, 1999.
  • Strickland, Dorothy S.; Ganske, Kathy and Monroe, Joanne K. Supporting Struggling Readers and Writers:  Strategies for Classroom Intervention 3-6. Stenhouse Publishers, 2002.
  • Strong, Richard W.; Silver, Harvey F.; Perini, Matthew J. and Tuculescu, Gregory M. Reading for Academic Success:  Powerful Strategies for Struggling, Average, and Advanced Readers, Grades 7-12. Corwin Press, 2002.
  • Tague, Nancy R. The Quality Toolbox, 2nd Ed. ASQ Quality Press, 2005.
  • Van deWalle, John A. Teaching Student-Centered Mathematics (The Van deWalle Professional Mathematics Series). Pearson, 2014.
  • Voltz, Deborah L.; Sims, Michele Jean; Nelson, Betty. Connecting Teachers, Students and Standards:  Strategies for Success in Diverse and Inclusive Classrooms, ASCD, 2010.
  • Wolfe, Patricia. Brain Matters. ASCD, 2001.
  • Zemelman, Steven. Best Practice: Bringing Standards to Life in America’s Classroom. Heinemann Publishing, 2012.

Last Updated on January 27, 2016