"The In A Nutshell" slipcase series brings together vital information for new and veteran teachers in a set of focused research-informed volumes for improving teaching, learning, and student achievement. The authors, who have facilitated school improvement worldwide, provide avenues for professional growth to help teachers incorporate new ideas into their teaching. Designed with the teacher in mind, each practical volume helps teachers to deepen their individual practice or work collaboratively with team members to incorporate best practices schoolwide. The series of 12 books includes: "Informative Assessment: When It's Not About a Grade"; "Close the Achievement Gap: Simple Strategies That Work; "How to Differentiate Learning: Curriculum, Instruction, Assessment"; "Twelve Brain Principles That Make the Difference"; "Nine Best Practices That Make the Difference"; Higher Order Thinking Skills: Challenging All Students to Achieve"; "Cooperative Learning: A Standard for High Achievement"; "Multiple Intelligences for Differentiated Learning"; "The Hungry Brain: The Nutrition/Cognition Connection"; "The Adult Learner: Some Things We Know"; "Data! Dialogue! Decisions!:
The Data Difference"; and, "A Look at Transfer: Seven Strategies That Work".
Brian M. Pete is president of The Education Associates, an international consulting firm, and cofounder of Robin Fogarty & Associates. He has a rich background in professional development and has worked in and videotaped classroom teachers and professional experts in schools throughout the United States, Europe, Asia, Australia, and New Zealand. Pete's work on educational videos include Best Practices: Classroom Management and Best Practices: Active Learning Classrooms. He is the coauthor of books that include From Staff Room to Classroom (Corwin Press 2007), and titles from the Nutshell Collection, which include How to Differentiate Learning, Data!Dialogue! Decisions!, Twelve Principles That Make the Difference, Nine Best Practices That Make the Difference, Close the Achievement Gap, The Adult Learner, and A Look at Transfer.