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The educator's guide to solving common behavior problems by Raymond J. Waller offers a quick read to spark conversations around dealing with difficult behavior issues. With chapter titles including, Just say yo', Move those buns and Don't be an old yeller, Weller infuses humor throughout the book to help generate discussion about difficult situations. Our Program Specialists have developed a book study for this book. A book study is a great way to learn new information and share knowledge and strategies. This book study includes ten copies of the book and discussion questions for the group. Call us for more information.
Gone are the days of thinking number talks only exist in the elementary school classroom. Cathy Humphreys and Ruth Parker provide a framework for developing number talks in the late elementary, middle and high school classroom. In addition the book provides specific examples of how these number talks can look. Their book, Making number talks matter: Developing mathematical practices and deepening understanding, Grades 4-10, is an easy to read text with useful information for having a powerful effect on your classroom instruction. This resource is available for checkout through the VCU TTAC library.
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