“Engaging, easy-to-use tools that help you create simple routines that allow for HUGE successes.”

—Lauren Peelen, Spanish Teacher, University Prep Charter High School, Bronx, NY

“Once again, the Thoughtful Classroom team has provided simple tools that open the door for thoughtful work in the classroom.  Each of the Four Cornerstones provides a strong foundation for students to participate in challenging work, both individually and collaboratively. The tools in this book enhance and complement so many ways in which students can build the Habits of Mind.”

—Bena Kallick, Co-director, Institute for Habits of Mind

“Finding high-quality tools to use in the classroom can be difficult. Finding ‘the right tool’ to improve a particular lesson is even harder. This book makes finding the right tool easy. It’s my go-to for tackling any standard or objective, and for getting my students engaged. I constantly refer to it!”

—Laura Crowley, Lead Teacher, Third Grade, Children’s Aid College Prep Charter School, Bronx, NY

“A well written, easy-to-use resource for new and experienced educators alike. Tools for a Successful School Year provides high-impact strategies that teachers can use to establish a foundation for learning that lasts all year long. A must-have for every classroom.”

—Tracy Quattrone, Director of Pupil Services, Indian Hill Exempted Village School District, Cincinnati, OH

Tools for a Successful School Year has helped me establish an upbeat classroom environment that’s characterized by respectful behavior, collaborative relationships, high levels of engagement, and deep thinking. Thanks to the tools in this book, my students know that these are the norms in our classroom.”

—Jennifer Moirao, Third-Grade Teacher, Amador Elementary School, Dublin, CA