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March 14, 2016 08:00 ET

Three Solution Tree Titles Announced as Finalists for the 2015 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards

BLOOMINGTON, IN--(Marketwired - March 14, 2016) - Solution Tree, a premier educational publisher and professional development provider, announced that three of its titles -- In Praise of American Educators; Kid by Kid, Skill by Skill; and Unstoppable Learning -- are finalists for the Foreword Reviews 2015 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards. The awards highlight and celebrate the best books of the year from independent publishers in 66 categories. The winning titles, which are selected by a panel of more than 130 librarians and booksellers, will be announced in June during the American Library Association Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida.

2015 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Awards Finalists

In Praise of American Educators: And How They Can Become Even Better

By Richard DuFour

In this powerful title, best-selling author Dr. Richard DuFour presents a compelling case for why contemporary American educators are the greatest generation in history. Backed by the latest research, he exposes the "phony crisis" surrounding the American education system and dives into hot-button issues including public-school privatization, merit pay, teacher unions, and student testing.

Kid by Kid, Skill by Skill: Teaching in a Professional Learning Community at Work™

By Robert Eaker and Janel Keating

Written for all educators, this book explores professional learning communities from a teacher's perspective. Focused chapters survey effective and collaborative team actions, instructional practices that enhance teacher efficiency, and the role teacher judgment and classroom context play in determining instructional outcomes.

Unstoppable Learning: Seven Essential Elements to Unleash Student Potential

By Douglas Fisher and Nancy Frey

Packed with innovative, inspiring strategies, this resource identifies how K-12 educators can ensure a positive classroom culture where students learn from each other, not just from teachers. The authors explore ways to adapt learning in response to students' individual needs, and share tools for creating clear learning targets and preparing effective lessons.

All three titles are available to order at

About Solution Tree

Solution Tree delivers unparalleled professional development to schools and districts around the world. For more than 20 years, Solution Tree has empowered K-12 educators to raise student achievement through a comprehensive range of services and products including events, district solutions for long-term professional development, books, videos, online courses, and more.

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