UAB School of Education faculty publish multiple books and journal articles every year.

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Schoolhouse Activists: African American Educators and the Long Birmingham Civil Rights Movement By Tondra Loder-Jackson (2015: State University of New York Press)

Did African American educators in Birmingham support or detract from the Civil Rights Movement? In her new book, Schoolhouse Activists: African American Educators and the Long Birmingham Civil Rights Movement, Tondra Loder-Jackson, Ph.D., (Educational Foundations) tries to answer that question as she examines the role African American educators played during the civil rights struggle in Birmingham. She also gives readers an overview of the history of education in Birmingham, from the founding of city’s first African American school in the late 1800s to segregation, integration, No Child Left Behind and the modern school reform movement. The book also features interviews with more than 40 present-day African American educators in Birmingham who came of age before, during and after the Civil Rights Movement.

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Supporting Behavior for School Success: A Step-by-Step Guide to Key Strategies By K.L. Lane, H.M. Menzies, Robin Parks Ennis and W.P. Oakes (2015: Guilford Press)

Robin Parks Ennis, Ph.D., (Department of Curriculum and Instruction) and her coauthors outline evidence-based approaches for enhancing classroom management, instruction, and behavior interventions designed to prevent disruptive behavior, enhance student engagement and raise academic achievement. The book also gives teachers and administrators practical steps for integrating the strategies into their classrooms and contains case studies and helpful intervention tools that readers can download and print.

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Health and Physical Education for Elementary Classroom Teachers: An Integrated Approach By Retta Evans and Sandra Sims (2016: Human Kinetics)

Health and Physical Education for Elementary Classroom Teachers: An Integrated Approach, by Retta Evans, Ph.D., and Sandra Sims, Ph.D., (Department of Human Studies) is an invaluable reference for elementary school teachers who are tasked with providing health or physical education classes even if they lack the specialized training to do so. The book gives current and preservice teachers the fundamental information they need to create a healthy school environment, including teaching methods, assessment tools and evaluation strategies. It also features sample lesson plans, tips for best practices and exercises based on national and state-specific standards such as Common Core.