A Teacher’s Guide to Today’s Classroom
By Christine Hertz, Kristine Mraz
The classroom of your dreams starts with one big idea. From the first days of school to the last, Kids First from Day One shares how to put your deepest teaching belief into action. Whether it’s building community, designing your classroom spaces, matching instruction to students’ needs, or engaging students in curriculum, Christine Hertz and Kristi Mraz help you put into action the belief that children are the most important people in the room.
Teaching the Traits of Joyful, Independent Growth
By Kristine Mraz, Christine Hertz
Drawing on the work of Carol Dweck, Daniel Pink, Art Costa, and others, Kristi and Christine show us how to lead students to a growth mindset for school—and life—by focusing on five crucial, research-driven attitudes
A Teacher’s Guide to Igniting Deep and Joyful Learning Across the Day
By Kristine Mraz, Alison Porcelli, Cheryl Tyler
Play is serious business.
Whether it’s reenacting a favorite book (comprehension and close reading), negotiating the rules for a game (speaking and listening), or collaborating over building blocks (college and career readiness and STEM), Kristi Mraz, Alison Porcelli, and Cheryl Tyler see every day how play helps students reach standards and goals in ways that in-their-seat instruction alone can’t do. And not just during playtimes. “We believe there is play in work and work in play,” they write. “It helps to have practical ways to carry that mindset into all aspects of the curriculum.” In Purposeful…
Optimizing an Instructional Staple to Create Independent Readers and Writers
By Marjorie Martinelli, Kristine Mraz
Amp up the power of your charts with tips on design and language, instructional use, and self-assessment. Even better, discover surprising strategies that deepen engagement, strengthen retention, and heighten independence—all by involving students in chart making.