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Danville Independent Schools

District Resource Library

The following publications and resources are available to school staff on a checkout basis from Central Office.  Please e-mail your requests to Mary Jo Lownds ( she will send materials through the courier.  Many titles are also available in your school buildings.


Diverse Student Populations:

By Mykal Wynn:

Increasing Student Achievement

Understanding and Educating African American Children:  From Excuses to Excellence

Empowering African-American Males to Succeed, A Ten-Step Approach for Parents and Teachers

The Eagles who Thought They were Chickens, Teacher’s Guide

The Eagles who Thought They were Chickens, Student Activity Book

On Parenting: Ten Steps to Helping your Child Succeed in School

Don’t Quit, Inspirational Poetry

Test of Faith, a Personal Testimony of God’s Grace, Mercy and Omnipotent Power


By Ruby Payne:

A Framework for Understanding Poverty

Learning Structures, Modules 10-16 Workboo


Behavior and Instructional Discipline:

By Randy Sprick:

CHAMPS: A Proactive and Positive Approach to Classroom Management

The Teacher’s Encyclopedia of Behavior Management

Foundations, Establishing Positive Discipline Policy

Aministrator’s Desk Reference of Behavior Management 

Coaching Classroom Management Strategies and Tools for Administrators and Coaches

Behavioral Response to Intervention, Creating a Continuum of Problem-Solving & Support


Kimberly J. Vannest, Cecil R. Reynolds and Randy W. Kamphaus, Intervention Guide for Behavioral and Emotional Issues

Dr. Margaret R. Dolan, School Violence…Calming the Storm, A guide to creating a fight-free school environment  (Foreward by Mykal Wynn)

Ross W. Greene, PhD., The Explosive Child, A New Approach for Understanding and Parenting Easily Frustrated, “Chronically Inflexible” Children.

Rachel Simmons,Odd Girl Out, The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls.

Discipline With Dignity for Challenging Youth

Motivating Students Who Don’t Care, Successful Techniques for Educators

Power Struggles, Successful Techniques for Educators


Arnold Goldstein et al, Break It Up, A Teacher’s Guide to Managing Student Aggression

Michelle Karns, How to Create Positive Relationships with Students, A Handbook of Group Activities and Teaching Strategies.

Michael Sterba and Tom Dowd, Treating Youth with DSM-IV Disorders, The Role of Social Skill Instruction.

Deanne A. Crone, Robert Horner, Leanne Hawken, Responding to Problem Behavior in Schools, A behavior education program.


By William R. Jenson, Ginger Rhode and H. Kenton Reavis:


The Tough Kid TOOL BOX

The Tough Kid, Principal’s Briefcase, a Practical Guide to Schoolwide Behavior Management and Legal Issues


English Language  Learners:

Jane Echevarria et al, Making Content Comprehensible for English Learners, The SIOP Model


The Brain:

Carol Turkington, The Brain Encyclopedia

Pierce J. Howard, The Owner’s Manual for the Brain


By Eric Jensen:

Different Brains, Different Learners, How to Reach the Hard to Reach

Teaching with the Brain in Mind

Brain-Based Learning


David Sousa, How the Special Needs Brain Learns

Marilee Sprenger, Learning and Memory, The Brain in Action

Robin Karr-Morse and Meredith S. Wiley, Ghosts from the Nursery, Tracing the Roots of Violence



Shirley Cohen, Targeting Autism

Beth Fouse and Maria Wheeler, A Treasure Chest of Behavioral Strategies for Individuals with Autism

Jasmine Lee O’Neill, Through the Eyes of Aliens, A book about Autistic People


General Classroom:

Harry and Rosemary Wong, The First Days of School, How to be an Effective Teacher

James D. Sutton, 101 Ways to Make your Classroom Special

Gary Phillips and Maurice Gibbons, 63 Ways of Improving Classroom Instruction

Douglass Campbell, Creative Problem Solving, Adventures in Applied Creativity

Rose Westmoreland, Building Self-Esteem

Larry Chase, The Other Side of the Report Card:  A How-To-Do-It Program for Affective Education.