New Book is an Invaluable Tool for Teachers

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Xlibris release will be featured at the American Association of School Librarians Book Exhibit.

High school chemistry teacher and author, Ashanti Ruffin, offers tested and proven ways on closing the achievement gap among students in her new book. Made available through Xlibris, Classroom Management in Today's Schools is a tool on how to revolutionize students in the classroom into productive individuals.

This book embraces the multifaceted concerns of achievement gaps in the educational system and provides confirmed practices with exceptional results. Acknowledging the daily issues that are faced in today’s classroom with a humorous approach and finding how classroom management takes a role, this book offers authentic solutions to the real problems. It implies that the success of a classroom begins with the teacher.

This is an easy read and is meant for teachers and anyone else involved in a child’s life to aid in the progression of today’s generation.

This book will be featured at the American Association of School Librarians Book Exhibit in Minneapolis, MN on October 26-30, 2011. For more information on this book, interested parties may log on to

About the Author
Ashanti Ruffin, a native of Suffolk, Virginia, is in her eleventh year of teaching chemistry at Lakeland High School. For the past seven years, her classes have high performances on their end-of-course Virginia SOL (Standards of Learning) Assessments. Also, her achievement gap has been within 5%in all reporting categories.
In 2007, in recognition of outstanding performance, she was the recipient of the Crystal Apple Award. She was also the recipient of the 2007–2008 Teacher of the Year Award. Currently, as a classroom teacher, she recognizes the continuous opposition students face in the class each year. During the past 2 years, she has focused on creating an at-home interactive tutorial system for challenging math and science courses. Mrs. Ruffin is married and has two sons: a fourth and an eighth grader. She is a 1999 Norfolk State University honor graduate with a BS degree in chemistry and is a certified and highly qualified educator.

Classroom Management in Today's Schools * by Ashanti Ruffin
Closing the Achievement Gap
Publication Date: May 29, 2009
Trade Paperback; $15.99; 83 pages; 978-1-4415-3085-1
Trade Hardback; $24.99; 83 pages; 978-1-4415-3086-8

Members of the media who wish to review this book may request a complimentary paperback copy by contacting the publisher at (888) 795-4274 x. 7879. To purchase copies of the book for resale, please fax Xlibris at (610) 915-0294 or call (888) 795-4274 x. 7879.

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