Recommended

Our picks for educational books, podcasts and online resources

Recommended Resources

Here are a few recommended resources compiled by the Side-by-Side team that we find helpful in increasing knowledge and keeping up on the latest in the research, addressing effective instruction, standards, data analysis, instructional leadership, and improving student achievement.
Books
  • Visible Learning for Teachers by John Hattie
  • Unmistakable Impact by Jim Knight
  • Core Six Essential Strategies for Achieving Excellence with the Common Core by Harvey F. Silver, R. Thomas Dewing, and Matthew J. Perini
  • Leverage Leadership: A Practical Guide to Building Exceptional Schools
  • Embedding Formative Assessment by Dylan Wiliam and Siobhan Leahy
  • Explicit Instruction: Effective and Efficient Teaching by Anita Archer and Charles Hughes
  • Conscious Discipline: Building Resilient Classrooms by Becky A. Bailey
  • Core Teaching Reading Sourcebook (2nd) by Bill Honig, Linda Diamond, and Linda Gutlohn
  • Adolescent Literacy, Field Tested by Sheri Parris, Douglas Fisher, and Kathy Headley
  • Visible Learning for Literacy by Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey, and John Hattie
  • The Coach’s Handbook by Debbie Hunsaker and Tina Pelletier
  • How Do I Plan and Teach Reading Groups? by Tina Pelletier and Debbie Hunsaker
  • Teaching Student Centered Mathematics: Developmentally Appropriate Instruction for  Grades PreK-2 by John Van de Walle, et al
  • Children’s Mathematics: Cognitively Guided Instruction by Thomas Carpenter, Elizabeth Fennema, Megan Loef Franke, Linda Levi, and Susan B. Empson
  • Number Talks: Helping Children Build Mental Math and Computation Strategies by Sherry Parrish
  • Making Number Talks Matter: Developing Mathematical Practices and Deepening Understanding, Grades 4-10 by Cathy Humphreys and Ruth Parker
  • Teach Like a Champion by Doug Lemov
  • Making Content Comprehensible for English Learners: The SIOP Model by Jana Echevarria, MaryEllen Vogt and Deborah Short
  • Learning and Teaching Early Math: The Learning Trajectories Approach by Douglas Clements and Julie Sarama
Podcasts

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