Tools for a Successful School Year Wins 2017 Learning Magazine Teachers’ Choice Award, IPPY Silver Award

Multiple Awards for Tools for a Successful School Year (Starting on Day One)

“These awards recognize that the Four Cornerstones laid out in Tools for a Successful School Year have a significant impact on classroom success.”

Tools for a Successful School Year (Starting on Day One), from Thoughtful Education Press, wins both a Teachers’ Choice Award from Learning® Magazine in the category of Professional Development and an IPPY Silver Award in Education from the Independent Publisher Book Awards in the category of Education. These prestigious 2017 awards recognize outstanding products for today’s teachers. The Teachers’ Choice Award winners are selected after review by a panel of practicing educators who test the products in their classrooms. IPPY award winners are chosen from among the books of about 2,400 publishers from around the world.

Tools for a Successful School Year is organized around what the authors call the Four Cornerstones of Effective Classrooms. Synthesized from research and from the insights of hundreds of teachers, the Four Cornerstones are the essential components that successful teachers establish at the beginning of the year to promote positive behavior and high levels of learning all year long. Author Dr. Harvey Silver explains, “These awards recognize that the Four Cornerstones laid out in Tools for a Successful School Year have a significant impact on classroom success.”

Although the Four Cornerstones serve as the book’s organizing principle, the primary focus is on the question of how: How do teachers build the Cornerstones in their classrooms? “Our approach is extremely practical,” co-author Dr. Abigail Boutz says. “We recognize that teaching is hard work, so our tools…

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