For Teachers

Books for Teachers
Some of these books are either English or Australian and you may be able to locate them by going to the Web sites for Amazon-England or Amazon-Canada.

Askew, Sue and Ross, Carol (1988).  Boys Don’t Cry: Boys and Sexism in Education.  Buckingham, UK and Philadelphia, PA: Open University Press.

Bleach, Kevan (1998).  Raising Boys’ Achievement in Schools. Stoke on Trent, Staffordshire, UK: Trentham Books.

Grossman, Herbert and Grossman, Suzanne H. (1994).  Gender Issues in Education. Boston, MA:  Allyn and Bacon.

Hawkes, Tim (2001).  Boy oh Boy: How to Raise and Educate Boys.  Sydney, NSW, Australia: Pearson.

James, Abigail Norfleet (2008).  Teaching the Male Brain: How Boys Think, Feel, and Learn in School.  Thousand Oaks, CA:  Corwin Press.

Neall, Lucinda (2002). Bringing the Best Out in Boys: Communication Strategies for Teachers.  Stroud, Gloucestershire, UK: Hawthorn Press.

Sax, Leonard (2007).  Boys Adrift: The Five Factors Driving the Growing Epidemic of Unmotivated Boys and Underachieving Men. New York, NY: Basic Books.

Sax, Leonard (2005).  Why Gender Matters. New York, NY: Doubleday.

Skelton, Christine (2001).  Schooling the Boys: Masculinities and Primary Education.  Buckingham, UK and Philadelphia, PA: Open University Press.

West, Peter (2002.  What IS the matter with boys? Marricksville NSW, Australia: Choice Books.

Books on Masculinity

Biddulph, Steve (1997). Raising Boys. Berkeley, CA: Celestial Arts.

Hoff-Sommers, Christina (2000). The War Against Boys: How Misguided Feminism is Harming Our Young Men. New York, NY: Simon and Schuster.

Kindlon, Dan and Thompson, Michael (2000).  Raising Cain: Protecting the Emotional Life of Boys.  New York, NY: Ballantine Books.

Mac an Ghaill, Máirtín (1994). The Making of Men: Masculinities, Sexualities, and Schooling.  Buckingham, UK and Philadelphia, PA: Open University Press.

Pollack, William (1998).  Real Boys: Rescuing our Sons from the Myths of Boyhood. New York, NY: Random House.

Readable & Interesting Books on Cognitive Gender Theory

Baron-Cohen, Simon (2003).  The Essential Difference: The Truth about the Male & Female Brain.  New York, NY: Basic Books.

Halpern, Diane F. (2000).  Sex Differences in Cognitive Abilities (3rd Ed.).  Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.

Hines, Melissa (2004).  Brain Gender. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Kimura, Diane (2000).  Sex and Cognition. Cambridge, MA: The MIT Press.

Maccoby, Eleanor E. (1998).  The Two Sexes: Growing up Apart, Coming Together. Cambridge, MA: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press.

Books for Specific Teaching Ideas

Brunson, Tammy Kay (2002).   Differentiated Instructional Strategies: One Size Doesn’t Fit All.  Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

Erlauer, Laura (2003).  The Brain-Compatible Classroom: Using What We Know About Learning to Improve Teaching.  Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

Fashola, Olatokunbo (2002).  Building Effective After-School Programs. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

Gregory, Gayle H. (2003).  Differentiated Instructional Strategies In Practice: Training, Implementation, and Supervision.  Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

Smilkstein, Rita (2003).  We’re Born to Learn: Using the Brain’s Natural Learning Process to Create Today’s Curriculum.  Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

Smith, Michael W. and Wilhelm, Jeffrey D. (2002).  “Reading Don’t Fix No Chevys:” Literacy in the Lives of Young Men.  Portsmouth, NH: Heinemann/Reid Elsevier.

Sousa, David (2003).  How the Gifted Brain Learns. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press.

Tomlinson, Carol Ann (1999). The Differentiated Classroom: Responding to the Needs of All Learners.  Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

Tomlinson, Carol Ann (2001).  How to Differentiate Instruction in Mixed-Ability Classrooms. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

Winebrenner, Susan (1996).  Teaching Kids with Learning Difficulties in the Regular Classroom.  Minneapolis, MN: Free Spirit Publishing.

Wolfe, Patricia (2001). Brain Matters: Translating Research into Classroom Practice. Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.

Books Providing Multicultural Resources

Davis, L. E. (Ed.) (1999). Working With African-American Males: A Guide to Practice.  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Denbo, S. J. and Moore Beaulieu, L. (Eds.) (2002). Improving Schools for African American Students: A Reader for Educational Leaders. Springfield, IL: Charles C. Thomas.

Fordam, Signithia (1996).  Blacked Out: Dilemmas of Race, Identity, and Success at Capital High. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press.

Hopkins, Ronnie (1997).  Educating Black Males: Critical Lessons in Schooling, Community, and Power.  Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.

Ladson-Billings, Gloria (1994). The Dreamkeepers: Successful Teachers of African American Children.  San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Ogbu, John U. (2003). Black American Students in an Affluent Suburb: A Study of Academic Disengagement.  Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc.

Valenzuela, Angela (1999). Subtractive Schooling: U. S. Mexican Youth and the Politics of Caring.  Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.

Books which Supply Curriculum Ideas
The following books contain a great many ways to approach learning in a hands-on manner.  You might take a look at the ones which pertain to your course and see if you might successfully use some of the ideas.  Once you start looking at these titles, you’ll find lots of others.

Verbal Skills
Blanchard, Cherie (2002).  Word Roots: Learning the building blocks of better spelling and vocabulary Levels A and B.  Seaside, CA: The Critical Thinking Co.

Umstatter, Jack (1994) 201 Ready-to-use Word Games for the English Classroom
(1997) Hooked on English!
(1999) Ready-to-use Word Activities
(1999) Ready-to-use Sentence Activities
(1999) Ready-to-use Paragraph Writing Activities
(1999) Ready-to-use Prewriting and Organization Activities
(1999) Ready-to-use Revision and Proofreading Activities
(2000) Ready-to-use Portfolio Development Activities
(2001) Grammar Grabbers!
(2002) English Brainstormers!
(2004) Words, Words, Words!
San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Sack, Allan (2003).  Shortcut to Word Power: Essential Latin and Greek Roots and Prefixes. Berkeley, CA: Optima Books.

Math Skills

Harnadek, Anita (1991). Cranium Crackers: Critical Thinking Activities for Mathematics. Pacific Grove, CA: Critical Thinking Press & Software.

Muschla, Judith and Muschla, Gary Robert (1999).  Math Starters! San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Serra, Michael (1992).  Mathercise Warm Up Exercises, Books A and B. Berkeley, CA: Key Curriculum Press

Critical Thinking
Parks, Sandra and Black, Howard (1988).  Building Thinking Skills. Pacific Grove, CA: Critical Thinking Books & Software.  This series has Books for Primary, Book 1, Book 2, Book 3 Figural, and Book 3 Verbal and each level has a student book and a teacher book.

Seymour, Dale and Beardslee, Ed (1990).  Critical Thinking Activities in Patterns, Imagery, and Logic.  Palo Alto, CA: Dale Seymour Publications.

Steig, William (1968). C D B! New York, NY: The Trumpet Club.  A later version of this published in the 1980’s is C D C!

Petreshene, Susan S. (1985).  Mind Joggers! 5 to 15 minute activities that make kids think. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Venn Perplexors, PerplexorsNoodlers, Logic Links

Mind Benders A1, 2, 3, 4, B1, 2, 3, 4, C1, 2, 3
Think A Minutes
Book 1 and 2 of Levels A, B, and C

From Dale Seymour Publications
Quizzles and More Quizzles
,  by Wayne Williams