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101 Questions & Answers about Standards, Assessments, and Accountability – Douglas B. Reeves PhD.

Assessing Student Learning: A Common Sense Guide – Linda Suskie

Classroom Assessment Techniques: A Handbook for College Teachers – Thomas A. Angelo and K. Patricia Cross

Effective Grading: A Tool for Learning and Assessment in College – Barbara E. Walvoord and Virginia Johnson Anderson

Introduction to Rubrics – Dannelle D. Stevens and Antonia J. Levi

Learner-Centered Assessment on College Campuses: Shifting the Focus from Teaching to Learning – Mary E. Huba and Jann E. Freed

Peer Review: Emerging Trends and Key Debates in Undergraduate Education – E-Portfolios for Reflection, Learning and Assessment (Vol. 16 No. 1 – Winter 2014) – A Publication of the Association of American Colleges and Universities

The Course Syllabus: A Learning-Centered Approach – Judith Grunert O’Brien, Barbara J. Millis and Margaret W. Cohen

Flip Your Classroom – Jonathan Bergmann and Aaron Sams

Learner-Centered Teaching: Five Key Changes to Practice – Maryellen Weimer

2009 National Survey of First-Year Seminars: Ongoing Efforts to Support Students in Transition– Ryan D. Padgett & Jennifer R. Keup

Choices for College Success (2nd ed.) – Steve Piscitelli

College Success: A Concise Practical Guide (6th ed.) – David L. Strickland & Carol J. Strickland

College Success: A Pocket Guide – Jamie Shushan

College Success Skills – Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College

Connections: An Insider’s Guide to College Success – J. Latino, S. Moore, & S. Moore

Concise Cornerstone: Creating Success through Positive Change (6th ed.) – R. Sherfield and P. Moody

Fulfilling the Promise of the Community College: Increasing First-Year Student Engagement and Success – edited by Thomas Brown, Margaret C. King, and Patricia Stanley

Keys to Community College Success (7th ed.) – C. Carter and S. Kravits

Power Learning: Strategies for Success in College and Life – R. Feldman

Service-Learning and The First-Year Experience: Preparing Students for Personal Success and Civic Responsibility – edited by Edward Zlotkowski

Speak with Courage – Martin McDermott

Step by Step to College and Career Success (3rd ed.) – J. Gardner and B. Barefoot

Step by Step to College and Career Success: What Instructors are Saying (4th ed.) – J. Gardner and B. Barefoot

Step by Step to College and Career Success: What it Means to be a Successful College Student (4th ed.) – J. Gardner and B. Barefoot

Your College Experience: Strategies for Success(Concise 9th ed.) – J. Gardner, A. Jerome Jewler and B. Barefoot

Your College Experience: Strategies for Success(9th ed.)– J. Gardner, A. Jerome Jewler and B. Barefoot (2 copies)

Your College Experience: Strategies for Success(10th ed.)– J. Gardner and B. Barefoot

Your College Experience: Strategies for Success(Two-Year College Edition -10th ed.) – J. Gardner and B. Barefoot (2 copies)

Your College Experience: Strategies for Success(11th ed.) – J. Gardner and B. Barefoot

Activating the Desire to Learn – Bob Sullo

Annual Growth for All Students, Catch-Up Growth for Those Who are Behind – Lynn Fielding, Nancy Kerr, and Paul Rosier

Are You Really Ready for College? – Robert R. Newman

Building Academic Vocabulary: Teacher’s Manual – Robert J. Marzano & Debra J. Pickering

Building Leadership Capacity in Schools – Linda Lambert

Challenges for School Leaders – American Association of School Administrators

Classroom Instruction that Works – Robert J. Marzano, Debra J. Pickering, and Jane E. Pollock

Classroom Instruction that Works with English Language Learners – Jane D. Hill & Kathleen M. Flynn

Classroom Management that Works – Robert J. Marzano with Jana S. Marzano & Debra J. Pickering

Closing the Achievement Gap (2nd ed.) – Belinda Williams (ed.)

A Teacher’s Guide to Cognitive Type Theory & Learning Style – Carolyn Mamchur

Community College Leadership: A Multidimensional Model for Leading Change – Pamela L. Eddy (7 copies)

Creating an Inclusive School – Richard A. Villa and Jacqueline S. Thousand (eds.)

Democratic Schools – Michael W. Apple and James A. Beane (eds.)

Differentiated Instructional Strategies (2nd ed.) – Gayle H. Gregory and Carolyn Chapman

The Differentiated School – Carol Ann Tomlinson with Kay Brimijoin and Lane Narvaez

Distributed Leadership – James P. Spillane

Education and Public Health: Natural Partners in Learning for Life – Jenny Smith

Education in a New Era – Ronald S. Brandt (ed.)

Effective School Interventions – Natalie Rathvon

A Guide to Faculty Development – Kay J. Gillespie, Douglas L. Robertson, and Associates

The First Days of School – Harry K. Wong and Rosemary T. Wong

Handbook for Classroom Instruction that Works – Robert J. Marzano, Jennifer S. Norford, Diane E. Paynter, Debra J. Pickering, and Barbara B. Gaddy

Inside School Improvement – Jackie A. Walsh and Beth Sattes

Instructional Coaching – Jim Knight

Instructional Rounds in Education – Elizabeth A. City, Richard F. Elmore, Sarah E. Fiarman, and Lee Teitel

Leadership Capacities for a Changing Environment: State and District Responses to the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001 – The Educational Alliance at Brown University

The Leadership Engine: How Winning Companies Build Leaders at Every Level – Noel M. Tichy

Leadership IQ: A Personal Development Process Based on a Scientific Study of a New Generation of Leaders – Emmett C. Murphy

A Learning College for the 21st Century – Terry O’Banion

Learning Reconsidered: A Campus-Wide Focus on the Student Experience – Edited by Richard P. Keeling

Learning Reconsidered 2: A Practical Guide to Implementing a Campus-Wide Focus on the Student Experience – Edited by Richard P. Keeling

The Master Tutor: A Guidebook for More Effective Tutoring – Ross B. MacDonald, Ph.D.

On Becoming a School Leader: A Person-Centered Challenge – Arthur W. Combs, Ann B. Miser, and Kathryn S. Whitaker

On Course: A Week-by-Week Guide to Your First Semester of College Teaching – James M. Lang

The Predictable Failure of Educational Reform: Can We Change Course Before It’s Too Late? – Seymour B. Sarason

Results Now – Mike Schmoker

School Reform from the Inside Out – Richard F. Elmore

So, You are Going to College?! – San Bolkan

Staying Centered: Curriculum Leadership in a Turbulent Era – Steven J. Gross

Supervision for Learning – James M. Aseltine, Judith O. Faryniarz, and Anthony J. Rigazio-DiGilio

Taking Religion Seriously Across the Curriculum – Warren A. Nord and Charles C. Haynes

Teaching at its Best: A Research-Based Resource for College Instructors – Linda B. Nilson

Teaching English in the Two-Year College: National Council of Teachers of English (Vol. 42:1, September 2014) – Jeff Sommers (ed.)

Teaching Reading to Black Adolescent Males: Closing the Achievement Gap – Alfred Tatum

The Technology Fix: The Promise and Reality of Computers in Our Schools – William D. Pflaum

They say, I say: The Moves that Matter in Academic Writing – Gerald Graff and Cathy Birkenstein

What Works in Schools: Translating Research into Action – Robert J. Marzano

What Will I Learn in College? – Robert Shoenberg

Why Didn’t I Learn This in College? – Paula Rutherford

Why Do I Have to Take This Course? – Robert Shoenberg

The Complete Guide to Asperger’s Syndrome – Tony Attwood

Developing Talents: Careers for Individuals with Asperger Syndrome and High-Functioning Autism–Temple Grandin and Kate Duffy

Collaborative Learning Techniques – Elizabeth F. Barkley, K. Patricia Cross and Claire Howell Major

Engaging Ideas: A Professor’s Guide to Integrating Writin, Critical Thinking, and Active Learning in the Classroom – John C. Bean

Student Engagement Techniques: A Handbook for College Faculty – Elizabeth F. Barkley

Successful Beginnings for College Teaching: Engaging your Students from the First Day – Angela Provitera McGlynn


Panasonic digital camcorder with tripod and other accessories

Qwizdom student response systems (2) – each set contains 32 student remotes and 1 instructor tablet

Sony digital audio recorder


Managing Student Discipline Issues Legally and Effectively – Rob Jenkins & Deborah Gonzalez

Miss Representation – A documentary film by Jennifer Siebel Newsom

Really Achieving Your Childhood Dreams (2 copies) – Dr. Randy Pausch (The lecture that inspired the book The Last Lecture)

Simulated Lectures and Demonstrations (U. of Missouri Center for Academic Development)
DVD Topics: Advanced Biology, Calculus II, Chemistry II, History of Science, Math, Philosophy, and US History II

20 Minute Mentor
Answers questions about teaching in about 20 minutes. The presenters give you the ‘here’s how’ advice that you can start using right away. For each topic, there is a video or audio file, a PowerPoint presentation, and supplemental materials relating to the topic.