Instructional Resources

Instructional Resources

Instructional Resources

Building Resilience

Felitti VJ, Anda RF, Nordenberg D, Williamson DF, Spitz AM, Edwards V, Koss MP, Marks JS. 

Relationship of childhood abuse and household dysfunction to many of the leading 

causes of death in adults. The Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study. Am J Prev 

Med. 1998 May;14(4):245-58. doi: 10.1016/s0749-3797(98)00017-8. PMID: 9635069.

Harris, N. B. (2018). The deepest well: healing the long-term effects of childhood adversity

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

Romero, V. E., Robertson, R., & Warner, A. (2018). Building resilience in students impacted by adverse childhood experiences: A whole-staff approach. SAGE Publications. 

Zone of Proximal Development

Anderson, M. (2016). Learning to choose, choosing to learn: the key to student motivation & 

achievement. Alexandria, VA, ASCD.

Vygotsky, L. S. (1978). Mind and society: The development of higher psychological processes. 

Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press.

Learning Targets

Moss, C. M., & Brookhart, S. M. (2012). Learning targets: helping students aim for 

understanding in today's lesson. Alexandria, VA, ASCD.

Gradual Release of Responsibility

Fisher, D., & Frey, N. (2008). Better learning through structured teaching: A framework for the 

gradual release of responsibility. Alexandria, VA: ASCD.

Checking for Understanding

Fisher, D., & Frey, N.  (2014) Checking for understanding : formative assessment techniques for 

your classroom.  Alexandria, VA: ASCD.


O’Connor, K. (2015). A Repair Kit for Grading: 15 Fixes for Broken Grades.  Boston, MA: 


Wormeli, R. (2006). Fair isn't always equal : Assessing & grading in the differentiated 

 classroom. Portland, ME: Stenhouse.
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