Do Teachers Still Matter in an Age of Technology? These Authors Think So.

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Veteran educators team up for the release of their second book, Success for Every Student: A Guide to Teaching and Learning, which was released by Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group this month.

With all the multi-tiered interventions, assessment software, aligned textbooks, digital content, and scripted curriculum available to the field, some might question if the role of the teacher is significant in today’s schools.  Does it really matter who is leading the classroom?

“Take a minute and think back to your favorite class,” said Success for Every Student co-author Oran Tkatchov.  “Chances are you do not remember the name of the textbook, the name of computer software, or the order in which the curriculum was taught.  What you do remember is the person in charge of that class: the teacher.”

Success for Every Student: A Guide to Teaching and Learning, the new book from veteran educators Shelly Pollnow and Oran Tkatchov, contains research and evidence-based classroom practices that maximize learning for all students. Throughout the book the authors deliver a common-sense approach to proven teaching strategies that help learners reach their potential.

“In the ever-changing field of teaching, this book captures the most important snapshots of the teaching field. This is a must-have for every new teacher’s bookshelf,” stated veteran teacher Susan Breen.

Success for Every Student is packed full of tools and tips in everything from classroom management to formative assessment that give busy teachers what they need to become more efficient and effective professionals in their classrooms and schools.

At the end of each chapter are real-life scenarios for readers to reflect and think about what they would do in their own practice.

As a bonus, the book has a companion website that provides additional tools and covers current topics in education news.

For more information about this book or for a schedule of upcoming events, email: visit

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