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.
  • 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

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