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Book | Pursuing Greatness: Empowering Teachers to Take Charge of Their Professional Growth
Blending two powerful forces for improvement, professional curiosity and self-reflection, this book helps educators solve 24 of the teaching profession’s most common problems of practice. Along the way, you’ll learn techniques and principles to increase instructional consistency and student engagement, differentiate your instruction, and empower students to lead their own learning.
Book | Instructional Models: How to Choose One and How to Use One
More than likely, your school is doing the right things. So why won’t student achievement budge? You may be lacking a straightforward yet powerful tool that can work wonders in aligning expectations and talents: an instructional model.
This book explores the variety of instructional models available to today’s educators and explains how they can unite teachers and students in identifying—and achieving—classroom goals.
Free Paper | Student Engagement: Evidence-Based Strategies to Boost Academic and Social-Emotional Results
McREL defines student engagement as “A condition of emotional, social, and intellectual readiness to learn characterized by curiosity, participation, and the drive to learn more.” Research shows that engagement is correlated with academic success and with reductions in antisocial behaviors and substance use. And thankfully for teachers, there are evidence-based tactics that can be used to assess and improve students’ engagement, several of which are detailed in this free white paper.
McREL has never failed to provide us with innovative ideas, training, and resources.Jennifer Parker-Moore, Instructional Tech & School Data Consultant, Macomb Intermediate School District, Michigan
McREL was instrumental in the development of our state-approved professional development system. I highly recommend them for work in your district.Bette Zippin, Director of Professional Development Support, Broward County Schools, Florida
McREL training transformed my teaching this school year.Jessie Altman, Teacher, Francis Howell School District, Missouri
All of my administrators said that McREL’s Balanced Leadership professional development was extremely meaningful to their practice and allowed them to be reflective learners.Debra Kaplan, Superintendent (Retired), West Covina Unified School District, California