As a school services librarian, I continually purchase for the teaching collection, a section of our library that has books that help teachers and homeschooling parents find teaching resources and information on teaching practice and theory. A couple of popular topics teachers are looking for include differentiating instruction, Common Core and Next Gen Science Standards help, Student Learning Objectives design and Response to Intervention.

Our area school districts are all rolling out 1:1 Chromebooks and many are using Google Apps for Education, but the teachers have not had a chance to master all that Google or the Chromebooks offer, so I also picked out Google Apps Meets Common Core. If you are interested in Google Apps for Education, you can become a certified Google Educator and then train people at your school. Google has a great webinar recording on how their apps help schools where students have Google accounts.

Challenging gifted students and closing the gap on students that need extra intervention is a tough job, yet all teachers have to do it. With the teaching collection, hopefully teachers will find some support. The following list is the new books I purchased for the collection. For the full collection, go here and type in “teaching collection.”

Building Number Sense Through the Common Core Witzel, Bradley S. Corwin Press
The Common Core Writing Book, K-5: Lessons for a Range of Tasks, Purposes, and Audiences Gretchen Owocki Heinemann Educational Books
The Core Six: Essential Strategies for Achieving Excellence with the Common Core Silver, Harvey F. Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development
Designing & Teaching Learning Goals & Objectives: Classroom Strategies That Work Marzano, Robert J. Marzano Research Laboratory
Differentiated Instructional Strategies for Science, Grades K-8 [With CDROM] Gregory, Gayle H. Corwin Press
First Grade Writing Workshop, Grade 1: A Mentor Teacher’s Guide to Helping Young Learners Become Capable, Confident Writers–And Meet the Common Core Lynch, Judy Scholastic Teaching Resources
Formative Assessment & Standards-Based Grading Marzano, Robert J. Marzano Research Laboratory
Google Apps Meets Common Core Graham, Michael J. Corwin Publishers
Homeschooling Gifted and Advanced Learners West, Cindy Prufrock Press
Kid Tested Writing Lessons for Grade 3-6 Blauman, Leslie Heinemann Educational Books
Reading Poetry in the Middle Grades: 20 Poems and Activities That Meet the Common Core Standards and Cultivate a Passion for Poetry Janeczko, Paul B. Heinemann Educational Books
Rti in the Early Grades: Intervention Strategies for Mathematics, Literacy, Behavior, and Fine Motor Challenges Weber, Chris Solution Tree
Strategies for Differentiating Instruction: Best Practices for the Classroom (Revised) Roberts, Julia Prufrock Press
A Teacher’s Guide to Using the Common Core State Standards with Mathematically Gifted and Advanced Learners Johnsen, Susan K. Prufrock Press
Vocabulary for the New Science Standards Marzano, Robert Marzano Research Laboratory