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  • Lambert, Linda.  Building Leadership Capacity in Schools.  Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), 1998.
  • Conzemius, Anne, and Jan O?Neill.  Building Shared Responsibility for Student Learning.  Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), 2001.
  • Beckhard, Richard, and Wendy Pritchard.  Changing the Essence.  San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 1992.
  • Marzano, Robert J., and Debra J. Pickering, and Jane E. Pollock.  Classroom Instruction that Works.  Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), 2001.
  • Senge, Peter, and Art Kleiner, Charlotte Roberts, Richard Ross, George Roth, and Bryan Smith.  The Dance of Change.  New York, New York: Doubleday, 1999.
  • Crowther, Frank, and Stephen S. Kaagan, Margaret Ferguson, and Leonne Hann.  Developing Teacher Leaders: How Teacher Leadership Enhances School Success.  Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press, Inc., 2002.
  • Gregory, Gayle H., and Carolyn Chapman.  Differentiated Instructional Strategies: One Size Doesn't Fit All.  Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press, Inc., 2002.
  • Lundin, Ph.D., Stephen C., and Harry Pual, and John Christensen.  Fish: Catch the Energy and Release the Potential.  New York, New York: Hyperion Books, 2000.
  • Payne, Ph.D., Ruby K.  A Framework for Understanding Poverty.  Highlands, TX: aha! Process Inc., 2001.
  • Gruwell, Erin.  The Freedom Writers Diary.  New York, New York: Broadway Books, 1999.
  • O'Shea, Mark R.  From Standards to Success.  Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), 2005.
  • Sagor, Richard.  Guiding School Improvement with Action Research.  Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), 2000.
  • Evans, Robert.  The Human Side of Change.  San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 1996.
  • Jenkins, Lee.  Improving Student Learning.  Milwaukee, WI: American Society for Quality (ASQ), 1997.
  • Blaze, Mark L., and Karen S. Davison and John P. Evans.  Insights to Performance in Education 2001.  Milwaukee, WI: American Society for Quality (ASQ), 2001.
  • Schlechty, Phillip C.  Inventing Better Schools.  San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1997.
  • Kotter, John P.  Leading Change.  Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Press, 1996.
  • Kaser, Joyce, and Susan Mundry, Katherine E. Stiles and Susan Loucks-Horsley.  Leading Every Day.  Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press, Inc., 2002.
  • Fullan, Michael.  Leading in a Culture of Change.  San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 2001.
  • George, Paul S., and John H. Lounsbury.  Making Big Schools Feel Small.  Westerville, OH: National Middle School Association (NMSA), 2000.
  • Wagner, Tony.  Making the Grade: Reinventing America?s Schoools.  New York, New York: Routledge Falmer, 2002.
  • Bridges, William.  Managing Transitions: Making the Most of Change.  Cambridge, MA: Perseus Books, 1991.
  • Schmoker, Mike.  The Results Fieldbook.  Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), 2001.
  • Schmoker, Mike.  The Results: The Key to Continuous School Improvement.  Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD),
  • Oshry, Barry.  Seeing Systems: Unlocking the Mysteries of Organizational Life.  San Francisco, CA: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 1995.
  • Schlechty, Phillip C.  Shaking up the Schoolhouse.  San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 2001.
  • McEwan, Elaine K.  Teach Them All to Read: Catching the Kids Who Fall Through the Cracks.  Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press, Inc., 2002.
  • McEwan, Elaine K.  Ten Traits of Highly Effective Teachers.  Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press, Inc., 2002.
  • Erb, Thomas O.  This We Believe and Now We Must Act.  Westerville, OH: National Middle School Association (NMSA), 2001.
  • Jackson, Anthony W., and Gayle A. Davis.  Turning Points 2000.  New York, New York: Teachers College Press, 2000.
  • Johnson, Ruth S.  Using Data to Close the Achievement Gap.  Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press, Inc., 2002.
  • Marzano, Robert J.  What Works in Schools: Translating Research Into Action.  Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), 2003.

Making Middle Grades Work Recommended Reading

  • A Middle Grades Message
    SREB (Southern Regional Education Board)
  • Closing Gaps in the Middle Grades
    SREB (Southern Regional Education Board)
  • Establishing Benchmarks of Progress for Middle Grades Sites
    SREB (Southern Regional Education Board)
  • Knowledge and Know-How
    Ohio Business Roundtable, Ohio Dept. of Education
  • Making Big Schools Feel Small
    NMSA (National Middle School Association)
  • Making Schools Work
    SREB (Southern Regional Education Board)
  • Middle Grades Education Initiative (4 reports)
    SREB (Southern Regional Education Board)
  • Middle Ground
    monthly publication of NMSA (National Middle School Association)
  • Middle School Journal
    monthly publication of NMSA (National Middle School Association)
  • The Exemplary Middle School
    Thomson Learning
  • This We Believe and Now We Must Act
    NMSA Publication (National Middle School Association)
  • Turning Points 2000: Educating Adolescents in the 21st Century
    Carnegie Corp.

Recommended Reading

  • Reeves, Douglas B.  Accountability for Learning: How Teachers and School Leaders Can Take Charge.  Alexandria, VA: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development (ASCD), 2004.
  • Couric, Katie.  The Blue Ribbon Day.  New York, NY: Doubleday, 2004.
  • Couric, Katie.  The Brand New Kid.  New York, NY: Doubleday, 2000.
  • Pell, Arthur R.  The Complete Idiot's Guide to Team Building.  Indianapolis, IN: Alpha Books, 1999.
  • Lencioni, Patrick.  Death by Meeting.  San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 2004.
  • Reynolds, Peter H.  The Dot.  Cambridge, MA: Candlewick Press, 2003.
  • Covey, Stephen.  The Eighth Habit.  New York, NY: Free Press, 2004.
  • Boylan, Bob.  Get Everyone in Your Boat Rowing in the Same Direction.  Avon, MA: Adams Media, 1995.
  • Andreae, Giles, and Guy Parker-Rees.  Giraffes Can't Dance.  New York, NY: Orchard Books, 1999.
  • McKissack, Patricia C., and Jerry Pinckney.  Goin' Someplace Special.  New York, NY: Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2001.
  • Kegan, Robert, and Lisa Laskow Lahey.  How the Way We Talk Can Change the Way We Work.  San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass, 2001.
  • Young, Ed.  Seven Blind Mice.  New York, NY: Philomel Books, 1992.