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15 ASCD Must-Reads by Influential Women

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      In honor of International Women’s Day (3/8), we put together a list of 15 ASCD books written by some incredible women.
      Take a look at the selection below and pick up a new book to read!
      by Jessica Sprick and Tricia Berg
      Teachers can use the proven strategies and tools to implement a multitiered approach to improve the attendance of K-12 students.
      by Alyssa Gallagher and Kami Thordarson
      The book explores the changing landscape of leadership and offers practical ways to incrementally reframe the role of school leader using Design Thinking.
      by Monica Burns
      Whether you are a novice or a veteran, teach kindergarten students or high school seniors, this book is an indispensable guide to furthering academic skills, social development, and digital aptitude in the classroom.
      by Linda Darling-Hammond, Channa M. Cook-Harvey, Lisa Flook, Madelyn Gardner and Hanna Melnick
      Linda Darling-Hammond, one of the country’s foremost experts on K–12 education, and colleagues argue persuasively for the continuing relevance of Comer’s School Development Program.
      by Heidi Hayes Jacobs and Marie Hubley Alcock
      Combining thought-provoking proposals and practical strategies for change, Bold Moves for Schools helps educators redefine their profession and create exciting new learning environments.
      by Carol Ann Tomlinson
      Written as a practical guide for teachers, this expanded third edition of Carol Ann Tomlinson’s groundbreaking work covers the fundamentals of differentiation and provides additional guidelines and new strategies for how to go about it.
      by Robyn R. Jackson
      In this updated second edition of the best-selling Never Work Harder Than Your Students, Robyn R. Jackson reaffirms that every teacher can become a master teacher. 
      by Regie Routman
      Achieve dramatic academic improvement by entwining successful practices of literacy and leadership in your school.
      by Starr Sackstein
      In Peer Feedback in the Classroom, National Board Certified Teacher Starr Sackstein explores the powerful role peer feedback can play in learning and teaching.
      by Laney Sammons
      This book covers the basics of effective mathematical communication and offers specific strategies for teaching students how to speak and write about math.
      by Yvette Jackson & Veronica McDermott
      The authors of this guide to transformation in urban schools are convinced that the key ingredient for school renewal is fearless leadership
      by Jill Harrison Berg
      This insightful book offers real-world examples, reflection questions, strategies, and downloadable tools and templates to help teacher leaders and principals learn to lead well together.
      by Susan L. Hall
      Education consultant and literacy expert Susan Hall identifies 10 success factors instrumental to improving elementary school students’ literacy with Multitiered Systems of Support (MTSS).
      by Bonnie D. Houck and Sandi Novak
      Two literacy and leadership experts introduce their Literacy Classroom Visit Model to help administrators evaluate and improve literacy instruction in their school or district.
      by Allison Posey
      Engage the Brain is a practical, informative guide for understanding how to capture the brain’s incredible power and achieve better results with all students.

      Have you read any of these books or think we missed your favorite? Let us know which book is your favorite on Twitter by tweeting us @ASCD. If you’d like to learn more about the books and resources ASCD offers, you can explore our books page. Happy International Women’s day!

      Allison Posey is a curriculum and design specialist at CAST, the Center for Applied Special Technology. Before her work at CAST, she was a life science teacher in middle school, high school, and community college settings, teaching genetics, anatomy, physiology, biology, neuroscience, and psychology. Posey received a degree in Mind, Brain, and Education from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She is the author of Engage the Brain: How to Design for Learning That Taps into the Power of Emotion.

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