Starting School Right: How do I plan for a successful first week of school? (ASCD Arias)
by Otis Kriegel
As a resource for new and veteran teachers, this book is a quick reference for topics that include arranging and navigating your classroom, setting basic expectations, and understanding your students' needs. [Note: The September 2015 issue of Education Update refers to this book by its draft title: "A Smooth Take Off").
by Eleanor Dougherty, Laura Ann Billings and Terry Roberts
This book explores writing as a means to focus student thinking, fuel deeper learning, and build complex understanding in English, social studies, math, and science.