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November 20, 2015 09:26 ET

Solution Tree Launches New Titles to Help Teachers Ensure Students Learn at High Levels

BLOOMINGTON, IN--(Marketwired - November 20, 2015) - Solution Tree, a premier educational publisher and professional development provider, has announced the release of two powerful new books that show teachers how to reach every child in the classroom.

Best Practices at Tier 1: Daily Differentiation for Effective Instruction (Elementary and Secondary) detail key collaborative strategies to improve core instruction and ensure learning for all. Authors Gayle Gregory, Martha Kaufeldt, and Mike Mattos offer proven response to intervention strategies to differentiate instruction, engage students, increase success, and avoid additional interventions. Using these books, teachers will discover how to identify essential power standards to include in Tier 1 instruction, create brain-friendly learning environments, shift instructional processes to support collaboration, and determine the best practices to support student learning during core instruction.

"Administrators, instructional coaches, and teachers will find these well-researched books packed with examples, criteria lists, templates, and illustrations to support RTI with best practices in teaching and learning," said Sarah Armstrong, director of the Master of Arts in Education Program at Eastern Mennonite University in Virginia. "Throughout the books, the authors emphasize -- and emphasize again -- the essential understanding that students are stakeholders who must partner in identifying their own learning preferences and needs."

Rebecca L. Pierce, associate professor of mathematical sciences in the Center for Gifted Studies and Talent Development at Ball State University in Indiana, adds, "You will find [these books] practical and useful guides, perfect for personal self-study or group staff development. The authors have provided a road map to implementing what we as teachers all want to achieve -- a process which ensures every student learns at high levels. [This] road map will change your mindset with specific tools and techniques for implementing the ideas and processes described in every chapter."

Best Practices at Tier 1: Daily Differentiation for Effective Instruction (Elementary and Secondary) are now available at

About the Authors
Gayle Gregory is a staff developer and administrator who consults internationally on brain-friendly differentiation, research-based instruction, block scheduling, assessment practices, early literacy, gifted instruction, and facilitating school change. She has taught at the elementary, middle, and high school levels as well as in university settings and has worked with many districts developing school teams to build internal capacity.

Martha Kaufeldt is a professional development specialist and author. A former classroom teacher, her specialty for three decades has been applying educational neuroscience into classroom practice. She travels internationally giving workshops and doing training on curriculum development, differentiated instruction, school restructuring, assessment, and brain-friendly strategies for teachers.

Mike Mattos is an internationally recognized author, presenter, and practitioner who specializes in uniting teachers, administrators, and support staff to transform schools by implementing response to intervention and professional learning communities. He cocreated the RTI at Work™ model, which builds on the foundation of the PLC at Work™ process by using team structures and a focus on learning, collaboration, and results to drive successful outcomes.

About Solution Tree
Solution Tree delivers comprehensive professional development to schools and districts around the world. Solution Tree has empowered K-12 educators to raise student achievement through a wide range of services and products including educator conferences, customized district solutions for long-term professional development, books, videos, online courses, and more.

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