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Five to Thrive Series

Five to Thrive series


By-your-side guides for new teachers from classroom experts in math, literacy, and teaching essentials

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The Five-to-Thrive series provides new teachers with just-in-time, research-backed, classroom-tested advice from experts who have decades of teaching experience. Friendly, accessible, and practical, each book in the series details the five most important things new teachers need to know to put theory into practice. What’s more, the books show how to avoid the mis-steps teachers so often make early in their careers.

The Five-to-Thrive series:

  • Answers dozens of the most pressing questions teachers have on mathematics, reading, writing, and classroom community
  • Focuses attention on shifts in pedagogy, such as infusing equity, access, and identity into all instruction
  • Provides approachable, empathetic guidance for teachers who feel overwhelmed, which let’s face it, is likely all teachers
  • Features practical tips, tables, and checklists, as well as comforting and affirming quotes from educators who have “been there, tried that”
  • Suggests further reading and resources for going deeper on each topic covered as a teacher’s time and interest permit

When you have questions and only minutes at hand, these on-your-desk companions will provide you with answers to your biggest teaching questions at the moment you most need them. And while designed with new teachers in mind, veteran teachers will also discover timely, up-to-date guidance that ensures they continue to deliver the best learning experiences for their students.



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Elementary math

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Secondary Math

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Elementary Reading

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Elementary Writing

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Teaching Essentials

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Creating a Dynamic Classroom

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Free Webinar: Answers to the Most Pressing Questions About Teaching

Presented by Melanie Meehan, Christina Nosek, and Georgina Rivera

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