ForeWord Reviews’ Book of the Year Awards were established to bring increased attention to librarians and booksellers of the literary and graphic achievements of independent publishers and their authors.
Bloomington, Ind. (PRWEB) June 23, 2010
The 2009 ForeWord Reviews bronze award in the education category goes to “Building a Professional Learning Community at Work™: A Guide to the First Year” written by Parry Graham and William M. Ferriter and published by Solution Tree. ForeWord Reviews magazine announced the winners of its Book of the Year Awards at a ceremony at the 2010 BookExpo America in New York City.
“Building a Professional Learning Community at Work™” is a play-by-play guide to implementing PLC concepts. Each chapter begins with a story focused on a particular challenge. A follow-up analysis of the story identifies the good decisions or common mistakes made in relation to that particular scenario. The authors examine the research behind best practice and wrap up each chapter with recommendations and tools you can use in your school. Like all other books nominated for ForeWord Book of the Year, “Building a Professional Learning Community at Work™” was judged on editorial excellence, intent of book met by author, originality of subject matter, accuracy, author credentials, and professional packaging.
According to its Web site, “ForeWord Reviews’ Book of the Year Awards were established to bring increased attention to librarians and booksellers of the literary and graphic achievements of independent publishers and their authors. ForeWord is the only review trade journal devoted exclusively to books from independent houses. Finalists are determined by a jury of judges consisting of editors and reviewers of ForeWord Reviews booksellers, librarians and other industry professionals.”
ForeWord Reviews has honored other Solution Tree publications. “The High-Performing School: Benchmarking the 10 Indicators of Effectiveness” by Mardale Dunsworth and Dawn Billings was a finalist in the 2009 Book of the Year Awards. “Why Culture Counts: Teaching Children of Poverty” by Donna Walker Tileston and Sandra K. Darling won the bronze award in 2008.
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