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Private Universe Project in Mathematics

Research shows that children often invent complex mathematical concepts, even at young ages. This workshop explores how math teaching can be structured to encourage those inventions, turn students on to math, and improve achievement.

Center on Instruction - FlexBooks

Educational Research

Recorded Webinars Available for puchase on CD @


7 Classroom Assessment Practices That Promote Learning //(as well as measure it)//

Differentiated Instruction

Increase the use of differentiated instruction in the classroom with simple strategies for assessing readiness, tiering assignments and supporting reading K-12
Differentiated Instruction and Understanding by Design (90 minutes)
Understanding by Design and Differentiated Instruction(3 hours 2CD-ROM set)


Creating a mission and vision for your school: Strategies and exercises to help your staff brainstorm a better future (and get invested in making it happen

Student Behavior

Positive Strategies for Students with Difficult Behaviors: How To Motivate Them To Change
Teach Social Skills To Improve Engagement, Achievement and Behavior
Tips and Strategies for Dealing with Defiant, Rude or Oppositional Students
25 Strategies to Reduce Challenging Behavior
Self Management: How to Teach Kids to Control Their Own Behavior
Midterm correction: Get your students on track with Conscious Class Management
Get the New School Year off to a Great Start with Rick Smith's Classroom Management Strategies
Practical, Ready-to-Use Interventions that Work for Children with Challenging Behavior (K-8)

Positive Behavior Supports

Ready for Tier 2? Steps you need to take before implementing supplemental behavior supports for students
6 Steps to Implementing School-wide Positive Behavior Supports
Make Positive Behavior Support work for even the most challenging students (audio only)*


15 Practices To Make Grading More Accurate, Consistent, Meaningful and Supportive of Learning
Solutions to Toughest Grading Dilemmas


How to make better use of your data to drive student learning and continuous school improvement
Simple Strategies for Working More Effectively With Data with Jay McTighe

Working With Teachers to Improve Instruction

Instructional coaching practices that build real partnerships with teachers to bring change in the classroom
Help teachers improve instruction with Diagnositc Classroom Observation

School Culture

20-Point Check-Up for School Culture: How to Make Your Culture More Inviting, Supportive and Motivating

Math Instruction

How to create a math classroom that motivates and engages students with Marcy Cook
How to teach more ambitious math K-8
High-leverage K-8 math teaching practices


Help Students Connect With Their Own Motivation To Succeed
32 Tips and Ideas To Engage and Motivate Reluctant Learners

Response to Intervention

How to Avoid the Most Common Pitfalls of RTI
What Works and Doesn't Work in RTI Assessment
Getting to RTI: What You Need to Know Before Implementing This Results-based Model

Working With Parents

Before It's Too Late: Reach Out to Parents of High-Risk Students with an Effective Parent Liaison Program


English Language Learners

Proven Strategies for Teaching the ELL Student
How to Provide Differentiated Instruction for English Language Learners K-12


How to create a successful literacy coaching program for teachers in grades 4-12

Education World

Professional Development Archive



Pairing Podcasts & Journal Articles

  • Several sessions from NCTM’s 2009 Annual Meeting and Exposition in Washington, D.C., have been turned into podcasts and paired with an article from one of NCTM’s school journals. These podcasts are now available for download to your computer or MP3 player. YTA & YEU members can ask me to purchase them a copy of the article of their choice by sending me a quick note @

E-Seminars Schedule and Desciptions (Live Events)

E-Seminars ANYTIME

  • With the purchase of an E-Seminar ANYTIME, you will receive a recording of the E-Seminar, as well as, a site facilitator guide.
  • Get a closer look at hot topics in math education with these onetime 60-minute online seminars presented by experienced math educators. more >>
  • E-Seminar ANYTIME topics
  • Here is an example:
    • Effective Mathematics Instruction: The Role of Mathematical Tasks (K-12) with Margaret S. Smith, University of Pittsburg, Pittsburgh, PA
      This seminar will focus on the relationship between the nature of the mathematical tasks in which students engage and what students ultimately learn about what mathematics is and how one does it. Specifically, the seminar will focus on the cognitive demands of mathematical tasks, how these demands can change during instruction, and why maintaining the high level demands of tasks is critical to student learning. Participants will have opportunity to engage in an analysis of two tasks, to analyze several short vignettes of classroom instruction, and to consider research that makes salient the impact of tasks on learning.

Live E-Workshops Schedule & Description (Live Events)

  • Most E-Workshops include a follow-up session to reflect and discuss the impact of the activities on student learning and to explore some additional activities. Get more information on how E-Workshops work.
  • Live E-Workshop Schedule

Reflection Guides

Research Clips & Briefs

Research Summaries

Teaching and Learning Mathematics: Translating Research

Use Current Research to Improve Your Teaching
Research can demonstrate what is possible for students—what they can learn under specific conditions, how they can reach certain goals, and what kinds of instruction are effective in helping them get there.
Each book in the Teaching and Learning Mathematics series—one apiece for Administrators, Elementary School Teachers, and Secondary School Teachers—presents ideas from research to improve mathematics education in schools.

PBS Teachers

TED Ideas Worth Spreading