Several of you have asked for a list of resources that I've used or read. I've tried to link them to either Amazon or Chapters.
I just bought this book this spring and I think it's one of the best books that help teachers understand how to teach students math. Liedtke gives you a scope and sequence of ideas and tasks to try with students. Offers up advice on how to speak with parents and add comments on report cards. He gives you insights into the big ideas in each of the different strands of math and gives you reasons why they all connect and relate to each other. It's a book every teacher should have in their professional library.
They are in no particular order. I'm working at learning how to organize pictures in posts. What a task this was to get it this way. If you have any others that you think I've missed please suggest them.
I haven't read either of the bottom two but I'm looking forward to doing so this summer.