"This user-friendly book offers practical, motivating, learning-focused approaches that are grounded in research on exemplary practices. A “must have” addition to every teacher’s library and a terrific resource for professional development!"

—Pam Robbins, Leadership & Learning Consultant and Author, Staunton, VA and Napa, CA

“These essential tools provide supervisors with targeted resources to help teachers make instruction more effective. Whether using the tools to provide one-on-one assistance or planned professional development for small and large groups, the result will be the same: significant gains in student achievement.”

——Marcia Knoll, former ASCD President, current Associate Professor and Program Coordinator for the Administration and Supervision Program at Hunter College, New York, NY

Tools for Conquering the Common Core enriches the learning experience for all my students, from my most skilled to my most challenged. My copy is full of Post-its and highlights, and it’s always close at hand. I don’t leave home without it!”

—Mary Jo Ferguson, 2008 Teacher of the Year, Ohio School Resource Officers Association (OSROA), Lorain City Schools, Lorain, OH

“Unlike so many things in life, this book delivers on its promise. It provides our teachers with an easy-to-understand set of tools to raise student achievement and fast track improvements that produce significant and measurable results.”

—Casey Vier, Academic Dean, Children’s Aid College Prep Charter School, Bronx, NY

“The Common Core State Standards told us what we should be teaching our students. This book tells us how by providing effective, teacher-friendly strategies for strengthening students’ reading, writing, speaking and listening, and language skills. It’s unlike any Common Core resource I’ve seen.”

—Tom Colabufo, Principal, Woodland Elementary School, East Syracuse, NY