Books and Videos

Giving Students a Say is here…really!

Learn more about it.

Order it:

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The DVD is out! Get more information by clicking on the image above or  here through ASCD.

Book cover final

Buy it through ASCD by clicking on the book or right here!

‘About the Author’  & Author Video (click here)

Youtube Links:

Book Overview

The Need for Change

Penalties: Brushing Teeth & Lesson Learned

Greatest Influences

Teacher-inspired link: interesting!




I just posted a review of your book on my blog:
Your book is inspiring, and it has changed the way I am grading and assessing the Common Core standards.  I collected data over the past few weeks to chart the change in student achievement after introducing a unit plan and changing my grading practices and procedures.  The results were truly astounding.  I put some pie charts in my blog to show the progress.  I’m going to be blogging over the next two week on how I used your ideas to help my students. Thanks for your work and dedication to kids.  Please let me know if you want me to link to a particular site–I linked to your wordpress site.  For the book, I linked to the ASCD bookstore.
Casey Cuny


I just finished Grading Smarter Not Harder and it was awesome! I attended the ATI conference back in December and have been carrying your book around since then. I finally brought it down to the beach yesterday and could not put it down! I’m so glad I read it at the beginning of the summer because I can plan all summer! Thank you so much for writing it!!!

Kathryn Heasly

Life Science Teacher
Saunders Middle School

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