Professional Library

The Northside Professional Library is located at the Northside Activity Center, 7001 Culebra Road. For more information on available resources, contact Denise Wilkinson.

General references for substitute teaching

  • Utah State University, Substitute Teaching Institute
    Substitute Teacher Handbook (K-12, Elementary K-8, Secondary 9-12 editions available) SubInstructor [CD-ROM]
  • How to Succeed as a Substitute Teacher: Everything You Need from Start to Finish – Cicely Anne Rude (Corwin, 2008)
  • Lesson Plans for the Substitute Teacher: Elementary Edition (MASTER Teacher, 2002)
  • Lesson Plans for the Substitute Teacher: Secondary Edition (MASTER Teacher, 2002)
  • The Organized Teacher’s Guide to Substitute Teaching – Steve Springer, Kimberly Persiani (McGraw-Hill, 2012)
  • The Personal Planner & Training Guide for the Substitute Teacher – John Eller (MASTER Teacher, 2001)
  • Stepping in: A Substitute’s Guide to Managing Classroom Behavior – Randy Sprick (Pacific Northwest Publishing, 2009)
  • Substitute Teaching? : Everything You Need to Get the Students on Your Side and Teach Them, Too! Ready- to-Use Tools, Tips, and Lesson Ideas for Every Grade from K-8 – Amanda Yuill (Pembroke, 2016)
  • Substitute Teaching from A to Z – Barbara Pressman (McGraw-Hill, 2008)
  • The Substitute Teaching Survival Guide: Emergency Lesson Plans and Essential Advice, Gr. K-5 – John Dellinger (Jossey-Bass, 2006)
  • The Substitute Teaching Survival Guide: Emergency Lesson Plans and Essential Advice, Gr. 6-12 – John Dellinger (Jossey-Bass, 2005)
  • Super Sub: A Must-Have Handbook for Substitute Teachers, 2nd ed. – Cary Seeman Dehan (Good Year Books, 2007)

Classroom Management

Harry Wong

  • The First Days of School: How to Be an Effective Teacher, 4th ed. - Harry K. Wong, Rosemary T. Wong (2009)
  • THE Classroom Management Book – Harry K. Wong, Rosemary T. Wong, Sarah F. Jondahl, Oretha F. Ferguson (2014)
  • CD: How to Be an Effective and Successful Teacher – Harry Wong, Rosemary Wong (2010) [160 min.]
  • CD: How to Improve Student Achievement – Harry K. Wong (2003) [155 min.]
  • DVD: The Effective Teacher – Harry K. Wong
    • Part 1: The Effective Teacher [32 min.]
    • Part 2: The First Days of School [30 min.]
    • Part 3: Discipline and Procedures [36 min.]
    • Part 4: Procedures and Routines [55 min.]
    • Part 5: Cooperative Learning & Culture [47 min.]
    • Part 6: Lesson Mastery [33 min.]
    • Part 7: The Professional Educator [41 min.]
    • Part 8: Positive Expectations [20 min.]

Love & Logic

  • Teaching with Love & Logic: Taking Control of the Classroom - Jim Fay, David Funk (1995) [also available as a CD audiobook]
  • Creating Classrooms Where Teachers Love to Teach and Students Love to Learn - Bob Sornson (2005)
  • DVD: Practical Applications of Love and Logic in Today's Classroom - Betsy Geddes (2002) [4 hrs.]
  • DVD: How to Teach without Getting Punched: Preventing Battles and Blow-Ups with Angry Students – Charles Fay (2003) [90 min.]
  • CD: Quick and Easy Classroom Interventions: 23 Proven Tools for Increasing Student Cooperation - Jim Fay (1998) [120 min.]
  • CD: Angry and Oppositional Students: Calming Classrooms with Love & Logic - Charles Fay (2001)

Other classroom management resources

  • Tools for Teaching: Discipline, Instruction, Motivation: Primary Prevention of Classroom Discipline Problems, 3rd ed. – Fredric H. Jones, Patrick Jones, Jo Lynne Jones (Fredric H. Jones & Assoc., 2014)
  • Teach Like a Champion 2.0: 62 Techniques That Put Students on the Path to College – Doug Lemov (Jossey-Bass, 2015)
  • The Organized Teacher’s Guide to Classroom Management, K-8 – Steve Springer, Kimberly Persiani (McGraw-Hill, 2011)
  • Classroom Instruction That Works: Research-Based Strategies for Increasing Student Achievement, 2nd ed. – Ceri B. Dean, Elizabeth Ross Hubbell, Howard Pitler, BJ Stone (ASCD, 2012) [based on 1st ed. by Robert Marzano, Debra Pickering, Jane Pollock, 2001]
  • Classroom Management That Works: Research-Based Strategies for Every Teacher - Robert J. Marzano (ASCD, 2003)
  • Worksheets Don’t Grow Dendrites: 20 Instructional Strategies That Engage the Brain, 3nd ed. – Marcia Tate (Corwin, 2016)
  • Shouting Won’t Grow Dendrites: 20 Techniques for Managing a Brain-Compatible Classroom, 2nd ed. – Marcia Tate (Corwin, 2014)
  • Why Didn’t I Learn This in College? Teaching & Learning in the 21st Century, 2nd ed. - Paula Rutherford (Just ASK Publications, 2009)
  • Instruction for All Students, 2nd ed. – Paula Rutherford (Just ASK Publications, 2008)
  • Super Teaching: Over 1,000 Practical Strategies, 4th ed. – Eric Jensen (Corwin, 2009)
  • Connecting with Students - Allen N. Mendler (ASCD, 2001)
  • Power Struggles: Successful Techniques for Educators, 2nd ed. - Allen N. Mendler, Brian D. Mendler (Solution Tree, 2012)
  • 75 Quick & Easy Solutions to Common Classroom Disruptions – Bryan Harris, Cassandra Goldberg (Eye on Education, 2012)
  • Discipline Survival Guide for the Secondary Teacher, 2nd ed. - Julia G. Thompson (Jossey-Bass, 2011)
  • How to Reach and Teach Children with Challenging Behavior: Practical, Ready-to-Use Interventions That Work– Kaye L. Otten, Jodie L. Tuttle (Jossey-Bass, 2011)
  • Teasing, Tattling, Defiance, and More: Positive Approaches to 10 Common Classroom Behaviors – Margaret Berry Wilson (Center for Responsive Schools, 2013) [elementary]
  • Classroom Management Simplified - Elizabeth Breaux (Eye on Education, 2005)
  • Real Teachers, Real Challenges, Real Solutions: 25 Ways to Handle the Challenges of the Classroom Effectively – Annette L. Breaux, Elizabeth Breaux (Eye on Education, 2004)
  • 50 Ways to Improve Student Behavior: Simple Solutions to Complex Challenges - Annette Breaux, Todd Whitaker (Eye on Education, 2010)