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Letter Tracing Book for Preschoolers: Letter Tracing Book, Practice For Kids, Ages 3-5, Alphabet Writing Practice

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Pdf:Letter Tracing Book for Preschoolers: Letter Tracing Book, Practice For Kids, Ages 3-5, Alphabet Writing Practice.Great letter tracing practice for kids! This fun book is a great way for children ages 3 and up to learn the letters of the alphabet and practice fine motor skills.   DETAILS: 78 Writing Pages, Dimensions: 8" x 10"

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The Third Teacher

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Pdf:The Third Teacher.About the Author The Third Teacher is a collaboration between OWP/P Architects, VS Furtniture, and Bruce Mau Design. OWP/P Architects has offices in Chicago and Phoenix and has worked with more than 150 school clients to support their educational vision. VS Furniture is a 110-year-old manufacturer of educational furnishings based in Germany. Bruce Mau Design is a business and cultural design studio with offices in Toronto and Chicago. Read more

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School Security: How to Build and Strengthen a School Safety Program

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Pdf:School Security: How to Build and Strengthen a School Safety Program.Review '...emphasizes detailed comprehensive planning for schools...provides an excellent exit interview checklist. Many forms useful in school mgmt. are provided. The importance of using social media in risk mitigation is discussed.' --Security Letter '...does a commendable job of walking the readers through several concepts and challenges, but also proposes an approach and techniques to overcome these challenges. The author...does a proficient job of sharing his vast knowledge.' --Hakin9, Issue 01-15 '... could be used by anyone interested in this contemporary and challenging issue,...as the principles and concepts are explained in understandable terms using plain language and illuminating photographs.' --Security Management (print and online), January 2015 'Timm, author of the upcoming book 'School Security: How to Build and Strengthen a School Safety Program,' believes the data is skewed because of underreporting of crimes by schools, which he says has been going on for years.' --SecurityInfoWatch.com, June 2014 Read more About the Author Paul Timm is a board-certified Physical Security Professional (PSP), president of RETA Security, Inc., and a nationally acclaimed expert in school security. In addition to conducting numerous vulnerability assessments and his frequent keynote addresses, Paul is an experienced School Crisis Assistance Team volunteer through the National Organization for Victims Assistance (NOVA). He holds a patent on a vulnerability assessment methodology known as ALPHAÔ and is certified in Vulnerability Assessment Methodology (VAM) through Sandia National Laboratories. He is a member of ASIS International, where he serves as vice chairman of the School Safety & Security Council, and the Illinois Association of School Business Officials (IASBO), where he serves on the Risk Management Committee. Nearing the completion of his MDiv at Moody Theological Seminary, Paul holds a degree in Speech Communications and a Certificate in Business Administration from the University of Illinois. Read more

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Art & Fear: Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking

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Pdf:Art & Fear: Observations on the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking.What is your art really about? Where is it going? What stands in the way of getting it there? These are questions that matter, questions that recur at each stage of artistic development - and they are the source for this volume of wonderfully incisive commentary. Art & Fear explores the way art gets made, the reasons it often doesn't get made, and the nature of the difficulties that cause so many artists to give up along the way. This is a book about what it feels like to sit in your studio or classroom, at your wheel or keyboard, easel or camera, trying to do the work you need to do. It is about committing your future to your own hands, placing free will above predestination, choice above chance. It is about finding your own work.

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Studio Thinking 2: The Real Benefits of Visual Arts Education

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Pdf:Studio Thinking 2: The Real Benefits of Visual Arts Education.Review “This is an excellent resource for both novice and experienced teachers” ―SchoolArts“Studio Thinking from the Start is a rich compendium of examples of the studio habits of mind, and novice and experienced teachers will appreciate seeing the practical application of this framework. The book will also be useful for students of art education being introduced to a variety of pedagogical practices in the field.” ―Teachers College RecordPraise for the First Edition of Studio Thinking― 'Winner and Hetland have set out to show what it means to take education in the arts seriously, in its own right.' ― The New York Times 'This book is very educational and would be helpful to art teachers in promoting quality teaching in their classrooms.' ― School Arts Magazine “ Studio Thinking is a major contribution to the field.' ― Arts & Learning Review 'The research in Studio Thinking is groundbreaking and important because it is anchored in the actual practice of teaching artists …The ideas in Studio Thinking continue to provide a vehicle with which to navigate and understand the complex work in which we are all engaged.' ― Teaching Artists Journal“Our decade of using the Studio Thinking Framework in California’s schools positions us for success in this new era because of the foundation of reflective, creative, and critical thinking developed in our schools and districts.”―From the Foreword by Louise Music, Executive Director of Integrated Learning, Alameda County Office of Education, CA“ Studio Thinking (is) a vision not only of learning in the arts but what could be learning most anywhere.” ―From the Foreword to the First Edition by David N. Perkins, Professor of Education, Harvard Graduate School of Education, and Senior Co-Director of Harvard Project Zero Read more From the Author Lois Hetland is professor and chair of art education at Massachusetts College of Art and Design and senior research affiliate at Project Zero, Harvard Graduate School of Education. Ellen Winner is professor and chair of psychology at Boston College and a senior research associate at Project Zero. Shirley Veenema is an instructor in visual arts at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts. Kimberly M. Sheridan is an assistant professor in the College of Education and Human Development and the College of Visual and Performing Arts at George Mason University. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Classroom Management for Art, Music, and PE Teachers

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Pdf:Classroom Management for Art, Music, and PE Teachers.Teaching 400-600 students every week presents the ultimate classroom management challenge, one that if you’re unprepared for can bury you in a mountain of stress and misbehavior. Classroom Management for Art, Music, and PE Teachers is a proven solution that will transform even the most difficult group of students into the peaceful, well-behaved class you really want. It provides the tools, tips, and strategies you need to simply and effectively manage any classroom, no matter how unruly or out of control, so you can focus on teaching, inspiring, and making an impact that lasts a lifetime.

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Cultivating Outdoor Classrooms: Designing and Implementing Child-Centered Learning Environments

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Pdf:Cultivating Outdoor Classrooms: Designing and Implementing Child-Centered Learning Environments.Review “New research strongly suggests that schools that use outdoor classrooms and other forms of nature-based experiential education can result in significant student gains in social studies, science, language arts, and math. Children are more likely to invent their own games in green play spaces than they are on flat cement or playing fields. The outdoor classroom can also promote social inclusion, regardless of gender, race, class, or intellectual ability. More research is on the way. Yet, in many legislators’ and even some parents’ eyes, the educational benefits of nature experience barely registers. Eric Nelson is working to change that. Along with other farsighted pioneers, Nelson is a proponent of the outdoor classroom, as well as an early leader promoting on-site company child care. With Cultivating Outdoor Classrooms, he shows in simple, clear, and compelling language how to create an outdoor classroom―and why. He offers moral context and emphasizes education not just for education’s sake, but for the mental and physical health, learning ability, creativity, awe, and wonder of the whole child. Every educator and every parent should read this book.”―Richard Louv, Author of Last Child in the Woods and The Nature Principle“Through this reflective work and its myriad examples including illustrative photographs, resources, and planning tools, Eric Nelson unveils the essential elements for establishing and supporting highly engaging quality outdoor environments for young children. This book provides a developmental framework that early childhood practitioners, administrators, and trainers need to effectively address this extremely important aspect of children’s play and learning.”―Ed Greene, PhD, Senior Advisor of Piramide Approach to Early Learning, Cito USA/Netherlands and Facilitator at JCCEO Head Start Center of Excellence in Birmingham“The outdoor classroom is a healthy, engaging, and creative response to today’s educational challenges. Cultivating Outdoor Classrooms provides the why and how in an accessible format that any educational leader can use to transform the learning environment at their school site. Photographs, design plans, a defined process of staff engagement, as well as curricular ideas and the information you need to begin this transformation, are all here. Educators would do well to embrace these concepts.”―Renatta M. Cooper, Coauthor of Playing to Get Smart and President of the Pasadena Unified School District Board of Education “With Cultivating Outdoor Classrooms, there are no more excuses for the same-old, same-old behaviors and routines in early childhood programs. Now, everyone can learn how to build a practical, useful, and exciting outdoor classroom at any site. Preschool children today do not spend nearly enough quality time playing outdoors―not at home, and not in school. Denying children ample outdoor playtime has developmental and academic consequences. Cultivating Outdoor Classrooms highlights these risks, and gives solid evidence for the value of time spent outside playing. Eric’s enthusiasm for the outdoors and for giving children the opportunity to learn in nature is translated into a text that is meaningful for everyone who works with young children. Pages of wonderful photographs help to inspire ideas and give concrete examples for easy steps teachers can take today toward changing spaces and making outdoor learning accessible for children in school programs. Cultivating Outdoor Classrooms is both a foundational how-to book for educators taking their first steps toward the joy of working with children outdoors, and, for more experienced educators, a confirmation of their best practices. This book inspires me to continue working with teachers, parents, and other school directors as they explore the possibilities of creating outdoor classrooms at their school sites!” ―Sheryl E. Cohen, PhD, Director of Stephen S. Wise Temple Early Childhood Center, President of BJE-Early Childhood Director’s Network, and Vice President Programming of the National Jewish Early Childhood Network“Eric Nelson understands the profound benefits children gain from daily access to natural outdoor classrooms. His comprehensive and thoughtful book outlines practical strategies for making this wonder-filled learning a way of life in early childhood programs. Cultivating Outdoor Classrooms will support and inspire teachers and administrators as they begin an exciting journey toward a fulfilling new way of working with children. Research continues to show the adverse effects of children’s disconnection from nature and the positive gains possible when daily nature connections are supported by caring, engaged adults. The ideas in this book are needed today more than ever.”―Nancy Rosenow, Coauthor of Learning With Nature Idea Book and Executive Director of Dimensions Educational Research Foundation/Nature Explore“New research strongly suggests that schools that use outdoor classrooms and other forms of nature-based experiential education can result in significant student gains in social studies, science, language arts, and math. Children are more likely to invent their own games in green play spaces than they are on flat cement or playing fields. The outdoor classroom can also promote social inclusion, regardless of gender, race, class, or intellectual ability. More research is on the way. Yet, in many legislators’ and even some parents’ eyes, the educational benefits of nature experience barely registers. Eric Nelson is working to change that. Along with other farsighted pioneers, Nelson is a proponent of the outdoor classroom, as well as an early leader promoting on-site company child care. With Cultivating Outdoor Classrooms, he shows in simple, clear, and compelling language how to create an outdoor classroom—and why. He offers moral context and emphasizes education not just for education’s sake, but for the mental and physical health, learning ability, creativity, awe, and wonder of the whole child. Every educator and every parent should read this book.”—Richard Louv, Author of Last Child in the Woods and The Nature Principle“Through this reflective work and its myriad examples including illustrative photographs, resources, and planning tools, Eric Nelson unveils the essential elements for establishing and supporting highly engaging quality outdoor environments for young children. This book provides a developmental framework that early childhood practitioners, administrators, and trainers need to effectively address this extremely important aspect of children’s play and learning.”—Ed Greene, PhD, Senior Advisor of Piramide Approach to Early Learning, Cito USA/Netherlands and Facilitator at JCCEO Head Start Center of Excellence in Birmingham“The outdoor classroom is a healthy, engaging, and creative response to today’s educational challenges. Cultivating Outdoor Classrooms provides the why and how in an accessible format that any educational leader can use to transform the learning environment at their school site. Photographs, design plans, a defined process of staff engagement, as well as curricular ideas and the information you need to begin this transformation, are all here. Educators would do well to embrace these concepts.”—Renatta M. Cooper, Coauthor of Playing to Get Smart and President of the Pasadena Unified School District Board of Education “With Cultivating Outdoor Classrooms, there are no more excuses for the same-old, same-old behaviors and routines in early childhood programs. Now, everyone can learn how to build a practical, useful, and exciting outdoor classroom at any site. Preschool children today do not spend nearly enough quality time playing outdoors—not at home, and not in school. Denying children ample outdoor playtime has developmental and academic consequences. Cultivating Outdoor Classrooms highlights these risks, and gives solid evidence for the value of time spent outside playing. Eric’s enthusiasm for the outdoors and for giving children the opportunity to learn in nature is translated into a text that is meaningful for everyone who works with young children. Pages of wonderful photographs help to inspire ideas and give concrete examples for easy steps teachers can take today toward changing spaces and making outdoor learning accessible for children in school programs. Cultivating Outdoor Classrooms is both a foundational how-to book for educators taking their first steps toward the joy of working with children outdoors, and, for more experienced educators, a confirmation of their best practices. This book inspires me to continue working with teachers, parents, and other school directors as they explore the possibilities of creating outdoor classrooms at their school sites!”—Sheryl E. Cohen, PhD, Director of Stephen S. Wise Temple Early Childhood Center, President of BJE-Early Childhood Director’s Network, and Vice President Programming of the National Jewish Early Childhood Network“Eric Nelson understands the profound benefits children gain from daily access to natural outdoor classrooms. His comprehensive and thoughtful book outlines practical strategies for making this wonder-filled learning a way of life in early childhood programs. Cultivating Outdoor Classrooms will support and inspire teachers and administrators as they begin an exciting journey toward a fulfilling new way of working with children. Research continues to show the adverse effects of children’s disconnection from nature and the positive gains possible when daily nature connections are supported by caring, engaged adults. The ideas in this book are needed today more than ever.”—Nancy Rosenow, Coauthor of Learning With Nature Idea Book and Executive Director of Dimensions Educational Research Foundation/Nature Explore Read more About the Author Eric Nelson: Eric Nelson is the founder and director of Child Care Planning Associates, the consulting and training division of the Child Educational Center, Caltech/JPL Community, which he established with his wife in 1979. A child development professional since 1974, Eric's consulting specialties include building and playground design and renovation, child care needs assessments and feasibility studies, development of employer-related child care, and staff training and development. Read more

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Make Trouble

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Pdf:Make Trouble.Review “Make Trouble, adapted from his speech to the Rhode Island School of Design class of 2015, is a commencement address I consumed with joy, will likely read again and would be happy to give to young people — especially brooding, complicated young people. (Yes, you.) Its pleasures are enhanced by playful typography and droll, sketchy illustrations by Eric Hanson, including several delightful ones of Waters, a pencil-thin man with a pencil-thin mustache. Like 'Hairspray,' 'Make Trouble' fulfills its genre expectations while also gloriously subverting them. Waters gives inspiring advice…”─ Milwaukee Journal Sentinel   “…simultaneously witty and inspirational, has the potential to top the best commencement speeches of all time. … a great read. With simple, imaginative illustrations, it inspires all outsiders who strive to change society one brushstroke, word or shot at a time.”─The Tufts Daily   “John Waters is the master of screwing things up beautifully, particularly alongside introspective doodles by Eric Hanson that accompany most of the book’s pages.. It’s thoughtfully considered, yet maintains some of Waters’ signature well-intentioned belligerence. Some of the pages are shocking or thought-provoking in their layout; Some of the accompanying images are contemplative while others are hilarious. Ultimately, Make Trouble leaves me wondering what to expect next from Waters. He is the modern day Oscar Wilde, but this book is by no means his De Profundis. It’s more of a reminder that he’s still out there, still thinking and creating, ready to — as he calls it — prepare a sneak attack on society. In a lot of ways, the book feels like his most intensely personal work yet. It’s nice to think that these words are aimed at students graduating college, but really they reflect Waters’ manifesto. The speech is timeless and could be taken from any point in his career, but it’s a reminder that he’s not done with us. With the massive social changes going on today, his words are poignant now more than ever.”─ Johns Hopkins News-Letter  “…as funny as it is inspiring. Make Trouble is an injection of weirdness, joy, and provocation right into your brain.”─ San Francisco Book Review     Read more About the Author John Waters is a filmmaker, writer, actor, and visual artist best known for his films, including Pink Flamingos, Serial Mom, and Hairspray, which was adapted into a long-running Broadway musical. The author of seven books, among them the New York Times bestsellers Role Models and Carsick, he performs his one-man, spoken-word shows regularly in the United States and abroad. Waters lives in Baltimore, Maryland. Read more

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Venture Girls: Raising Girls to be Tomorrow's Leaders

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Pdf:Venture Girls: Raising Girls to be Tomorrow's Leaders.From an engineer and entrepreneur, a conversation-changing parenting book about how to engage young women in science, technology, engineering, and math, filled with practical advice for both parents and educators. As the female CEO of a tech startup, Dr. Cristal Glangchai was outnumbered twenty to one. At Google, Twitter, and Facebook, women currently fill just ten to twenty percent of technical jobs. While career opportunities in science, technology, engineering, and math have increased dramatically in the past twenty years, the achievement gap between men and women has only grown wider.In VentureGirls, Glangchai offers a unique solution based on her own experience as an engineer and entrepreneur as well as the founder of the VentureLab, an academy of entrepreneurship and technology for girls. Practical, accessible, and filled with success stories, VentureGirls argues that a key part of raising strong, confident young women is giving them the tools of entrepreneurship to engage in STEM. Entrepreneurship isn’t just about starting companies, Glangchai writes, it is a skillset and a way of thinking that is particularly useful in the fields of science, mathematics, engineering, and technology. Entrepreneurship involves identifying needs, brainstorming creative solutions, innovating, and taking calculated risks. In short, it’s about having a vision and making it a reality. The true value in learning and practicing entrepreneurship, Glangchai argues, lies in nurturing and growing an overall mindset—the ability to learn from failure and to work well with others to bring your ideas to life.Deeply informative, warm, and grounded in real-world experience, VentureGirls includes a plethora of activities and lessons that focus on strengthening kids’ ingenuity and resilience. VentureGirls is essential reading for anyone who wants to raise girls and young women who realize their strength, engage in the world, and feel empowered to make a positive impact. 

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God and Man at Yale: The Superstitions of 'Academic Freedom'

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Pdf:God and Man at Yale: The Superstitions of 'Academic Freedom'.About the Author William F. Buckley Jr., who founded National Review magazine in 1955, is the author of more than forty books. For more than thirty years he hosted the television show Firing Line, and his newspaper column, 'On the Right,' is syndicated to more than three hundred newspapers.  Read more

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The Wealth of Nations

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Pdf:The Wealth of Nations.About the Author Adam Smith was born in Kirkcaldy, in the County of Fife, Scotland. His father, also Adam Smith, was a Scottish Writer to the Signet (senior solicitor), advocate and prosecutor (judge advocate) and also served as comptroller of the customs in Kirkcaldy. Smith entered the University of Glasgow when he was 14 and studied moral philosophy. In 1740, Smith was the graduate scholar presented to undertake postgraduate studies at Balliol College, Oxford. -- Bio from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Read more

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Sports Fundraising

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Pdf:Sports Fundraising.Review 'Kelley's book, Sports Fundraising, provides a concise and well-organized explanation of principles, models, techniques, and challenges in sport fundraising. Interesting skill building activities are woven throughout.I am particularly impressed with the section dedicated to the future of sports fundraising involving data-driven methodologies and curriculum development. I would highly recommend this book to sport management students as well as field-based professionals who are interested in sharpening their skills in fundraising.' Darlene A. Kluka, Barry University, USA 'In his book Sports Fundraising, Dr. David Kelley provides practical advice that will aid schools in compliance with sound principles and applicable requirements for equity. He also provides insights into the best practices for success. It is a great help to all athletic administrators who desire to grow their support base.' Bob Gardner, Executive Director, NFHS-National Federation of State High School Associations 'Dr. Kelley's Sports Fundraising is an essential read for any athletic director.   Fundraising is an integral component of an athletic director's daily life.  It is important for aspiring athletic administrator to have a solid foundation  in the strategy and methods of effective fundraising and revenue enhancement platforms.  Dr. Kelley's book touches on the essentials of revenue enhancement for interscholastic athletics.  Today's interscholastic athletics is an untapped market and it is imperative that Dr. Kelly's research is continued to educate and inspire future athletic administrators.  Interscholastic athletics has become increasingly expensive for schools to fund and it is more important now than ever that athletic administrators find resources outside school district funds to support programming for student athletes.  Nothing is more relevant in communities across our country than interscholastic athletics and Dr. Kelly's research and insight is imperative to its continued success.'Scott Garvis C.M.A.A., Newton High School, USA, Director of Athletics & Activities 'As an Advancement professional, I read Dr. David Kelley’s book, Sports Fundraising, while travelling out of town visiting prospective donors.  I thought Dr. Kelley did a very good job educating the reader about the need for fundraising from the youth to collegiate level.  I find the book to be an excellent resource explaining the fundamental principles and techniques of fundraising in a concise and understandable way.  I was very impressed with and happy to see the final chapter in the book dealing with the latest data driven, analytical approaches being used in cutting-edge fundraising strategies.  I would recommend this book as a must read for any new development professional and a good reference book for the more seasoned professionals.'  Ralph A. Nardini, Vice President of Development, St Xavier High School, USA  Read more About the Author David J. Kelley Ph.D, is an adjunct Assistant Professor in the newly created Sport Administration program at the University of Cincinnati. Throughout his career, Dr. Kelley successfully raised funds and secured grants to improve the sport programs under his supervision. He has published articles on sport fundraising, sponsorships, and curriculum development. Read more

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The Professor Is In: The Essential Guide To Turning Your Ph.D. Into a Job

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Pdf:The Professor Is In: The Essential Guide To Turning Your Ph.D. Into a Job.Review “Kelsky offers wide-ranging, valuable advice and an important perspective for job seekers.” - Booklist“Every graduate student in academe should read this book. But also: if you teach graduate students, if you mentor graduate students, if you worry about graduate students, and even if you’re thinking about becoming a graduate student, you should read this book too. It’s just that indispensable.”– Michael Bérubé, Director, Institute for the Arts and Humanities, Penn State University   'Kelsky offers smart, frank, and often witty advice to lead applicants through the complicated process of securing a tenure-track position..this cogent, illuminating book will be indispensable.' - Kirkus Reviews   “It's tough out there, but no one understands how academic jobs are landed better than Karen Kelsky. If you are a graduate student, The Professor Is In offers sound, realistic advice, and it may be the most valuable book you ever read if you intend to have an academic career.  – William Pannapacker, Professor of English at Hope College and columnist for the Chronicle of Higher Education   “Karen Kelsky levels the playing field, providing practical insider knowledge to demystify the job market and help you improve the odds. - David M. Perry, Columnist, Chronicle of Higher Education, and Director of Undergraduate Research, Dominican University   “Explains in exquisite detail exactly how to land a tenure track job. In her genial yet unabashedly thorough book, Kelsky coaches readers through the critical topics they need to know. I wouldn’t want to navigate the inhospitable weirdness of the academic job market without it.” – Adam Ruben, author of Surviving Your Stupid, Stupid Decision to Go to Grad School     “Getting a job is about more than being smart; read this book if you want to be prepared, professional, and on your game.”-Elizabeth Reis, Professor and Chair, Women's and Gender Studies Department, University of Oregon   “A realistic account of what it takes to turn a Ph.D. into a job when all the jobs seem to be disappearing, The Professor is In offers sobering, impeccable advice from one of the most honest voices in higher education today.”--Greg M. Colón Semenza, Author, with Garrett Sullivan, of How to Build a Life in the Humanities: Meditations on the Academic Work-Life Balance   “This is the book I wish I had when I was a grad student. As The Professor Is In, Karen Kelsky delivers generous, savvy advice for academic job seekers. Unflinching, supportive, and honest, there is no other book like it. All Ph.D. students (and their advisors) should have a copy on their shelf.” -Carole McGranahan, Associate Professor of Anthropology, University of Colorado         Read more About the Author KAREN KELSKY has run The Professor Is In blog and business since 2010, and today, she is the most widely recognized expert in the highly engaged world of Ph.D.'s attempting to navigate the transition to the job market. A former tenured professor and department head at two major research institutions, she knows (and shares) the insider knowledge of academic hiring. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Reading Strategies Book: Your Everything Guide to Developing Skilled Readers

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Pdf:The Reading Strategies Book: Your Everything Guide to Developing Skilled Readers.About the Author Jennifer Serravallo is the author of New York Times' bestseller The Reading Strategies Book as well as other popular Heinemann professional books, The Writing Strategies Book; Teaching Reading in Small Groups; and The Literacy Teacher's Playbook, Grades K - 2 and Grades 3 - 6. Her newest books are Understanding Texts & Readers, and A Teacher's Guide to Reading Conferences. In Spring 2019, Jen's new Complete Comprehension: Fiction and Complete Comprehension: Nonfiction will be released. This assessment and teaching resource expands upon the comprehension skill progressions from Understanding Texts & Readers and offers hundreds more strategies like those in The Reading Strategies Book. Additionally, Jen is the author of the On-Demand Courses Strategies in Action: Reading and Writing Methods and Content and Teaching Reading in Small Groups: Matching Methods to Purposes, where you can watch dozens of videos of Jen teaching in real classrooms and engage with other educators in a self-guided course. Jen began her career in education as a NYC public school teacher and later joined the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project at Columbia University. Through TCRWP, and now as an independent consultant, she has spent over a decade helping teachers across the country to create literacy classrooms where students are joyfully engaged and the instruction is meaningfully individualized to students' goals. Jen holds a BA from Vassar College and an MA from Teachers College, where she has also taught graduate and undergraduate classes. Learn more about Jen and her work at https://www.heinemann.com/jenniferserravallo/, on Twitter @jserravallo, on Instagram @jenniferserravallo, or by joining The Reading and Writing Strategies Facebook Community. Read more

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Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning

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Pdf:Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning.To most of us, learning something "the hard way" implies wasted time and effort. Good teaching, we believe, should be creatively tailored to the different learning styles of students and should use strategies that make learning easier. Make It Stick turns fashionable ideas like these on their head. Many common study habits and practice routines turn out to be counterproductive. Underlining and highlighting, rereading, cramming, and single-minded repetition of new skills create the illusion of mastery, but gains fade quickly. More complex and learning come from self-testing, introducing certain difficulties in practice, waiting to re-study new material until a little forgetting has set in, and interleaving the practice of one skill or topic with another. Speaking most urgently to students, teachers, trainers, and athletes, Make It Stick will appeal to all those interested in the challenge of lifelong learning and self-improvement.

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La Voz de tu Alma (Spanish Edition)

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Pdf:La Voz de tu Alma (Spanish Edition).La Saga de LA VOZ DE TU ALMA es un fenómeno mundial que está transformando la vida de millones de personas en todo el mundo.Descubre EL SECRETO para hacer que la LEY DE LA ATRACCIÓN funcione, aplicando los principios atemporales de la ESPIRITUALIDAD , la METAFÍSICA y la FÍSICA CUÁNTICA , así como los principios que enseñaron los grandes maestros de la historia como Jesús, Buda, Confuncio, etc. También son muchos los grandes maestros actuales que enseñan esto, como Ronda Byrne, Louise Hay, Esther Hicks, Wayne Dyer, Joe Vitale, Jack Canfield, John Assaraf, John Demartini, y muchos más, pero AHORA por fin vas a obtener claridad, juntando todos esos conocimientos ancestrales y actuales en una saga de libros que ya se han convertido en un auténtico BEST SELLER a nivel mundial y que te ayudarán a TRANSFORMAR tu vida para siempre.+ de 500.000 seguidores+ de 20.000.000 reproducciones en Youtube+ de 250.000 libros vendidos+ de 50.000 asistentes eventosMentor #1 habla hispanaLa Saga de LA VOZ DE TU ALMA contiene las mejores herramientas para que puedas crear la vida que deseas y sin duda te mereces.Para su realización se hizo una profunda investigación con la lectura de más de 700 libros relacionados con el desarrollo personal, espiritualidad, metafísica, y corrientes filosóficas de todo el mundo; que unidos a la propia experiencia del autor y la de más de 30 mentores con resultados extraordinarios con los que LAIN tuvo la oportunidad de estudiar, hacen de esta saga algo imprescindible en las casas de todos los seres humanos del planeta.Compuesta por 6 libros TEÓRICOS:1- LA VOZ DE TU ALMA2- UN MILAGRO EN 90 DÍAS3-TU PROPÓSITO DE VIDA4-ABRIENDO PUERTAS DE BENDICIÓN5-SANACIÓN DEL ALMA6-FECompuesta por 3 libros PRÁCTICOS:1-CÓMO ATRAER LA SALUD2-CÓMO ATRAER EL DINERO3-CÓMO ATRAER EL AMOR 1 y 2El día que entiendas, comprendas y aceptes, que ese pedacito del creador que reside en ti, en esa energía llamada ALMA, es la encargada de crear la vida que deseas; y que ese ALMA HUMANA es capaz de obrar milagros en tu vida si está bien dirigida con el poder de tus pensamientos, ese día, conocerás la verdad y serás libre.Más de 250.000 personas ya han leído la Saga de "LA VOZ DE TU ALMA"TU CAMBIO EMPIEZA HOYBENDECIDOS PARA BENDECIRComo EMBAJADORES de los libros de LAIN, miles de personas hacen donaciones de los libros a sus familiares, amigos, y LAIN dona el 10% a causas relacionados con los niños.TU PRIMER BEST SELLERDurante el evento podrás contratar la mentoría privada con LAIN que te enseñará, PASO A PASO, de una forma fácil y clara, todo lo que él ha hecho y que tú también podrás hacer para que tu mensaje sea escuchado por el mundo y puedas crear un IMPACTO en las generaciones, mientras te dedicas a lo que más amas y creas abundancia ayudando a los demás.

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CliftonStrengths for Students: Your Strengths Journey Begins Here

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Pdf:CliftonStrengths for Students: Your Strengths Journey Begins Here.About the Author Gallup delivers analytics and advice to help leaders and organizations solve their most pressing problems. Combining more than 80 years of experience with its global reach, Gallup knows more about the attitudes and behaviors of employees, customers, students and citizens than any other organization in the world.   Read more

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Lean In for Graduates: With New Chapters by Experts, Including Find Your First Job, Negotiate Your Salary, and Own Who You Are

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Pdf:Lean In for Graduates: With New Chapters by Experts, Including Find Your First Job, Negotiate Your Salary, and Own Who You Are.Review Prasie for Lean In: For Graduates“Nuanced . . . Whereas the original book was focused on articulating where we want to go with women in leadership, the additional parts of the new version provide day-to-day tactical advice on how to get there . . . Peppered with anecdotes from women of different ages, industries, backgrounds, ethnicities, income brackets, and skin color . . . The Lean In narrative is broadened greatly here to encompass a variety of experiences and goals . . . A clear message resonates throughout: Overcoming fear in any form means finding a voice. By opening the set of voices to be more inclusionary, therefore, the fundamental call of Lean In only rings clearer . . . Provides the opportunity to be re-inspired for those of us who have read it, and for those who haven’t, it introduces the wake-up call that has spurred the Lean In movement.”             —Forbes “An ideal graduation gift that, although aimed at women, has plenty to offer young men as well . . . Sandberg recruits a considerable number of women, and a couple of men, to add their voices to hers . . . The shorter pieces generally fall into the category of inspirational . . . Longer chapters provide solid, practical advice that would benefit young people of either sex.”             —Kirkus Praise for Lean In (#1 National Bestseller)  “Honest and brave . . . The new manifesto for women in the workplace.”            —Oprah Winfrey   “Lean In is an inauguration more than a last word, and an occasion for celebration . . . Many, many women, young and old, elite and otherwise, will find it prescriptive, refreshing, and perhaps even revolutionary.”             —Anna Holmes, The New Yorker  “A landmark manifesto . . . Fifty years after The Feminine Mystique . . . Sandberg addresses 21st-century issues that never entered Betty Friedan’s wildest dreams . . . Lean In will be an influential book. It will open the eyes of women who grew up thinking that feminism was ancient history, who recoil at the word but walk heedlessly through the doors it opened. And it will encourage those women to persevere in their professional lives.”             —Janet Maslin, The New York Times   “Lean In poses a set of ambitious challenges to women: to create the lives we want, to be leaders in our work, to be partners in our homes, and to be champions of other women. Sheryl provides pragmatic advice on how women in the twenty-first century can meet these challenges. I hope women—and men—of my generation will read this book to help us build the lives we want to lead and the world we want to live in.”            —Chelsea Clinton “I approached it wearing two hats—one as CEO [and] the other as the parent of a nine-year-old daughter. In both capacities, I feel that Lean In is a must read.”            —Mohamed El-Erian, CEO of PIMCO, in Fortune “Inspirational . . . Sandberg offers concrete suggestions on how to make our work and home life more satisfying and successful.”            —Kare Anderson, Forbes  “What Sandberg offers is a view that shows 20-somethings that choices and tradeoffs surely exist, but that the ‘old normal’ of blunting ambition so that you can fit in one category or another does not have to be the way it is. And that each of us has a say in what comes next. And that includes men.”            —Gayle Tzemach Lemmon, The Atlantic  “Sheryl Sandberg has done a tremendous service with this work. It offers a vital and sharp message, for women and men. We need great leaders in key seats spread throughout all sectors of society, and we simply cannot afford to lose 50 percent of the smartest, most capable people from competing for those seats. Provocative, practical, and inspired!”            —Jim Collins, author of Good to Great “Sandberg recounts her own experiences and dilemmas with great honesty, making it easy for women across cultures and geographies to identify with her. She spells out much that is well known about the problems working women face, but rarely articulated . . . In every word she writes, Sandberg’s authenticity shines through.”            —Shweta Punj, Business Today“Lively, entertaining, urgent, and yes, even courageous . . . Lean In is both a radical read and incredibly accessible . . . While it’s obvious that women have much to gain from reading Sandberg’s book, so do men—perhaps even more so . . . Lean In is the beginning of an important and long-overdue conversation in the United States—but it will only be a national conversation, and one that endures, if men do their part and lean in, too.”            —Michael Cohen, The Guardian   “Grade: A . . . a rallying cry to working women . . . Lean In is the most cogent piece of writing I’ve encountered that speaks to the internal and institutional forces that can trip up an ambitious woman, whether she has a baby on board or not . . . The wisdom she shares here is a gift that all women (and all partners who support them, in the workplace or at home) should give themselves.”            —Meeta Agrawal, Entertainment Weekly  “If you loved Sheryl Sandberg’s incredible TEDTalk on why we have too few women leaders, or simply believe as I do that we need equality in the boardroom, then this book is for you. As Facebook’s COO, Sheryl Sandberg has firsthand experience of why having more women in leadership roles is good for business as well as society. Lean In is essential reading for anyone interested in righting the injustice of this inequality.”            —Sir Richard Branson, chairman, the Virgin Group  “Sandberg’s message matters deeply: it has a shot at bringing about a cultural change that would improve the lives of all women.”           —Judith Warner, TIME “A muscular manifesto on the gender inequities of the professional world . . . Sandberg is making a disruptive, crucial observation that puts her very much in line with Friedan: All is not just in the gendered world, and we should be talking urgently about how to make it better.”           —Rebecca Traister, Los Angeles Times  “No one who reads this book will ever doubt that Sandberg herself has the will to lead, not to mention the requisite commitment, intelligence, and ferocious work ethic . . . Sandberg is not just tough, however. She also comes across as compassionate, funny, honest, and likable . . . Most important, she is willing to draw the curtain aside on her own insecurities . . . Lean In is full of gems, slogans that ambitious women would do well to pin up on their wall . . . I nodded in recognition at so much of what Sandberg recounts, page after page.”            —Anne-Marie Slaughter, The New York Times Book Review (cover review)  “Pivotal . . . It’s probably not an overstatement to say Sandberg is embarking on the most ambitious mission to reboot feminism and reframe discussions of gender since the launch of Ms. magazine in 1971. The thing is, she’s in a pretty good position to pull it off.”            —Belinda Luscombe, TIME “Important . . . This is a great moment for all of us—women and men—to acknowledge that the current male-dominated model of success isn’t working for women, and it’s not working for men, either . . . The world needs women to redefine success beyond money and power. We need a third metric, based on our well-being, our health, our ability to unplug and recharge and renew ourselves, and to find joy in both our job and the rest of our life.”             —Arianna Huffington, Forbes “I’ll bet most [women] will be thrilled by Lean In. I suspect at least a few men will read this book and think, Oh no, they’re starting to catch on.”            —Michael Lewis, Vanity Fair “A lucidly written, well-argued, and unabashedly feminist take on women and work, replete with examples from the author’s life.”            —Julia Klein, USA Today  “Having read Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg, I can testify that it addresses internalized oppression, opposes the external barriers that create it, and urges women to support each other to fight both. It argues not only for women’s equality in the workplace, but men’s equality in home-care and child-rearing. Even its critics are making a deep if inadvertent point: Only in women is success viewed as a barrier to giving advice.”            —Gloria Steinem  “Lean In has plenty for feminists and all women to applaud—and learn from . . . I’m glad Sandberg is speaking out. I’m glad she’s using her platform to help give women the tools to succeed, and to encourage all of us to go out and get what we want. The real strength of Lean In is in its Rosie the Riveter 2.0 message: ‘You can do it! Here’s how.’ . . . A crucial call to action.”            —Jill Filipovic, The Guardian  “A call to live fearlessly . . . Lean In is a memoir, a self-help book, a career management guide, and a feminist manifesto . . . Let’s hope this is a book that is read as much as talked about.”             —Marion Winik, Newsday “Equality is a project everybody must work on together. For too long, achieving equality has been seen as women’s burden . . . By knowing this story, men will become more sophisticated thinkers and actors when it comes to gender . . . Lean In contains a whole lot for men to think seriously about . . . Men just need to read it.”            —Patrick Thibodeau, CIO Magazine   “Unapologetic . . . Sandberg is using her power and influence to try and improve the world . . . Sandberg’s most powerful rhetorical device in the book is a saturation of stats that are sometimes shocking and sometimes reverberating—but always the kind that make you reevaluate what’s going on around us.”             —Nicholas Carlson, Business Insider  “Sandberg’s voice is modest, humorous, warm, and enthusiastic . . . You don’t have to be climbing the corporate ladder—or, as Sandberg would call it, the jungle gym—to find her message useful. Don’t marry a man who isn’t egalitarian? Good plan! Be more confident? Excellent advice . . . I’m buying a copy of Lean In for my daughter and one for my stepdaughter, too.”            —Katha Pollitt, The Nation “Nuanced, persuasive, and brave . . . All of us—women and men alike—who care about creating a more equitable America ought to take her message to heart.”             —Jane Eisner, The Forward “After reading Lean In and listening to Sheryl, I realize that, while I believe I am relatively enlightened, I have not consistently walked the talk . . . I believe we—together—need to drive a fundamental culture change and it is up to us as leaders to make this change happen. What we have been doing hasn’t worked, and it is time to adjust . . . We have an opportunity to make a tremendous difference, and in so doing benefit our people, out culture, our company, and, just maybe, the world.”             —John Chambers, CEO, Cisco “Tremendously relevant . . . necessary . . . Lean In is more about being bold than it is about being female . . . Sandberg can reach beyond boundaries of age, success level, and gender to include all of those who have the privilege of playing on the jungle gym of corporations, academia, and government.”            —Sharon Poczter, Forbes        “A rallying cry for both genders to continue the hard work of previous generations toward a more equitable division of voice, power, and leadership . . . Told with candor and filled with a mix of anecdote and annotated fact, Lean In inspires women to find their passion, pursue it with gusto, and ‘lean in’ to leadership roles in the workplace and the world.”            —Linda Stankard, BookPage “I plan to buy Lean In for our three grown daughters and daughter-in-law . . . In our family, and in families across the country, may the conversations begin.”            —Connie Schultz, Washington Post “I’m guessing that the average boardroom doesn’t have much better gender equality than a team of cave hunters attacking a woolly mammoth 30,000 years ago. So what gives? A provocative answer comes from Sheryl Sandberg, who has written a smart book that attributes the gender gap, in part, to chauvinism and corporate obstacles—but also, in part, to women who don’t aggressively pursue opportunities . . . there is something real and important in what she says.”           —Nicholas Kristof, The New York Times  “Giving women the tools and skills they need to take themselves and society—worldwide—to the next level.”           —Leslie L. Kossoff, Technorati.com “Compelling . . . Sandberg writes with sophistication and thoughtful reflection . . . a book that has a powerful message but that is also full of personal vulnerability and first-hand anecdotes, packed with statistics and footnoted studies that back her points.”            —Susan Adams, Forbes  “Her ideas are reasonable, thoughtful—and necessary.”           —Michelle Goldberg, The Daily Beast “When was the last time anybody talked this much about a women’s place in the world, period? Sandberg’s Lean In is opening up the dialogue—and, in true Silicon Valley fashion, she’s made it scalable . . . It’s put words to what we’d long felt but couldn’t quite articulate; the insecurities, the self-doubt, the fear that causes us to keep our hands down. Because, whether we’d recognized it or not, each of us . . . had been grappling with precisely what Sandberg aims to conquer . . . She’s also managed to bridge a gap that has mystified many an activist before her: reaching women who both self-identify as feminists, and those who don’t.”           —Jessica Bennett, NYMag.com  “This is a book every young woman needs . . . I see her as an inspiration.”           —Colleen Leahey, Fortune “A lucidly written, well-argued and unabashedly feminist take on women and work, replete with examples from the author’s life. It draws on the ideas of no less an icon than Gloria Steinem, a Sandberg friend, and on recent research highlighting the double binds women face as they negotiate the corridors of power.”           —Julia M. Klein, USA Today “To get a sense of how I reacted to Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg’s new book, look no further than the stars and exclamation points that fill the margins of my review copy . . . Among its merits is the way Sandberg doesn’t shy away from describing her own struggles to take risks at work, to ask for what she wants, to negotiate, to find an equal partner.”           —Alexandra Chang, Wired “Sheryl provides practical suggestions for managing and overcoming the challenges that arise on the ‘jungle gym’ of career advancement. I nodded my head in agreement and laughed out loud as I read these pages. Lean In is a superb, witty, candid, and meaningful read for women (and men) of all generations.”             —Condoleezza Rice, former U.S. secretary of state “To tackle society’s most pressing problems we need to unleash the leadership of both women and men. Lean In shows us the path and is an absolutely invaluable resource for the next generation of leaders and those who support them.”            —Wendy Kopp, founder and CEO, Teach for America “For the past five years, I’ve sat at a desk next to Sheryl and I’ve learned something from her almost every day. She has a remarkable intelligence that can cut through complex processes and find solutions to the hardest problems. Lean In combines Sheryl’s ability to synthesize information with her understanding of how to get the best out of people. The book is smart and honest and funny. Her words will help all readers—especially men—to become better and more effective leaders.”            —Mark Zuckerberg, founder and CEO, Facebook “Sheryl is a unique business leader because of her versatility and breadth. She has the two traits that are common in every successful leader I have known: curiosity and determination. Sheryl brings all of her insight to Lean In, an important new book that companies can use to get the most out of their talent. With her ideas and actions, Sheryl will help to define leadership in the years to come.”            —Jeff Immelt, CEO, General Electric “The key to opening some of life’s most difficult doors is already in our hands. Sheryl’s book reminds us that we can reach within ourselves to achieve greatness.”             —Alicia Keys Read more About the Author SHERYL SANDBERG is chief operating officer at Facebook, overseeing the firm's business operations. Prior to Facebook, Sheryl was vice president of Global Online Sales and Operations at Google, chief of staff for the United States Treasury Department under President Clinton, a management consultant with McKinsey & Company, and an economist with the World Bank. Sheryl received a BA summa cum laude from Harvard University and an MBA with highest distinction from Harvard Business School. Sheryl is the co-author of Option B: Facing Adversity, Building Resilience, and Finding Joy with Wharton professor and bestselling author Adam Grant. She is also the author of the bestsellers Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead and Lean In for Graduates. She is the founder of the Sheryl Sandberg & Dave Goldberg Family Foundation, a nonprofit organization that works to build a more equal and resilient world through two key initiatives, LeanIn.Org and OptionB.Org. Sheryl serves on the boards of Facebook, the Walt Disney Company, Women for Women International, ONE, and SurveyMonkey. Read more

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Career Counseling: A Holistic Approach

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Pdf:Career Counseling: A Holistic Approach.Review 'I find this product is one of the strongest on the market that is more inclusive of the whole lifespan and includes the holistic considerations. The traditional separation of career counseling and personal counseling is bridged in this text. This is an excellent move to unite the counseling profession, and to demonstrate that the two cannot be separated.''This is a very comprehensive, thorough, and inclusive reference text within the field of career development and career counseling. The author provides in-depth, contextual information related to serving special populations, including female and male clients, clients with disabilities, racial/ethnic minority clients, and clients within a variety of age groups.' Read more About the Author Vernon Zunker is a retired professor from Southwest Texas State University. He earned his Ed.D. with an emphasis on counseling from the University of Houston and completed a residency in clinical psychology at the University of Texas Medical School at Galveston. Although retired from teaching, Dr. Zunker continues to push the discipline forward by keeping career counseling relevant to all counseling students. Read more

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Step by Step Guide to OKRs

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Pdf:Step by Step Guide to OKRs.Most important aspect of running a successful business is setting the right goals and executing them well.This “Step by Step Guide to OKRs” is a practical guide to goal setting that offers concrete examples to help you start setting impactful and meaningful goals.This book teaches you how to manage a team better and create a feeling of success. It’s about Objectives and Key Results, better known for their acronym: OKR.This is a “How-to” guide to get started with OKRs and to help your team or a company implement the best goal setting system currently out there.

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Career and College Readiness Counseling in P-12 Schools, Second Edition

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Pdf:Career and College Readiness Counseling in P-12 Schools, Second Edition.Review Praise for the First Edition: 'The school counseling focus makes it unique… This is…a great improvement to other texts I’ve used and I plan to continue using it.' (Dr. Carolyn Berger, Chair, Department of Counseling, Nova Southeastern University)Praise for the First Edition:'Serves as an excellent foundational text…I am very thankful that the authors wrote this text. [It] is written for school counselors by school counselor educators! (Dr. George Eakin, PhD, School Counseling Program Lead, Oregon State University) Read more About the Author Jennifer R. Curry, PhD, is an associate professor in the counselor education program at Louisiana State University. Her professional experience includes investigating sexual assault of children ages 11 and under, and serving as a professional school counselor in elementary, middle, and high school settings. Her research interests include career and college readiness and school counselor development. She has published three books: Career Counseling, published by Springer; African Americans Career and College Readiness: the Journey Unraveled, coedited with M. Ann Shillingford-Butler; and Integrating Play Therapy in Comprehensive School Counseling Programs, coedited with Laura Fazio-Griffith. She has presented her work nationally and internationally on a wide range of school counseling topics at over 50 professional conferences. Additionally, she has served as guest editor of the American School Counselor Association's (ASCA) Professional School Counseling journal and as an editorial board member for 6 years. Dr. Curry has also served as a delegate of ASCA's national assembly, president of the Louisiana School Counselor Association, and president of the Association for Spiritual, Ethical, and Religious Values in Counseling. She is the recipient of the Vanderbilt's Roger Aubrey Northstar Award, the American Counseling Association's Ross Trust Award for School Counseling, the Biggs-Pine publication award, ASERVIC's Meritorious Service Award and Judi Miranti Lifetime Service Award, LSU's College of Education Early Career Award, Louisiana School Counselor Association's Publication Award, and Louisiana Counseling Association's Advocacy Award. Read more

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Lean In for Graduates

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Pdf:Lean In for Graduates.Expanded and updated exclusively for graduates just entering the workforce, this extraordinary edition of Lean In includes a letter to graduates from Sheryl Sandberg and six additional chapters from experts offering advice on finding and getting the most out of a first job; résumé writing; best interviewing practices; negotiating your salary; listening to your inner voice; owning who you are; and leaning in for millennial men. In 2013, Sheryl Sandberg's Lean In became a massive cultural phenomenon and its title became an instant catchphrase for empowering women. The book soared to the top of best seller lists both nationally and internationally, igniting global conversations about women and ambition. Sandberg packed theaters, dominated op-ed pages, appeared on every major television show and on the cover of Time magazine, and sparked ferocious debate about women and leadership. Now, this enhanced edition provides the entire text of the original book updated with more recent statistics and features a passionate letter from Sandberg encouraging graduates to find and commit to work they love. A combination of inspiration and practical advice, this new edition will speak directly to graduates and, like the original, will change lives. New Material for the Graduate Edition: "A Letter to Graduates" from Sheryl Sandberg "Find Your First Job", by Mindy Levy (Levy has more than 20 years of experience in all phases of organizational management and holds degrees from Wharton and Penn) "Negotiate Your Salary", by Kim Keating (Keating is the founder and managing director of Keating Advisors) "Man Up: Millennial Men and Equality", by Kunal Modi (Modi is a consultant at McKinsey & Company and a recent graduate of Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard Business School) "Leaning In Together", by Rachel Thomas (Thomas is the president of Lean In) "Own Who You Are", by Mellody Hobson (Hobson is the president of Ariel Investments) "Listen to Your Inner Voice", by Rachel Simmons (Simmons is cofounder of the Girls Leadership Institute) 12 Lean In stories (500-word essays), by people around the world who have been inspired by Sandberg

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Theory and Practice of Group Counseling

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Pdf:Theory and Practice of Group Counseling.THEORY AND PRACTICE OF GROUP COUNSELING, 9th Edition, gives students an in-depth overview of the eleven group counseling theories. In addition to illustrating how to put these theories into practice, this best-selling text guides students in developing their own syntheses of various aspects of the theories. With Corey's clear, straightforward writing style, students are able to grasp each theoretical concept and its relationship to group practice with ease.Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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Career Counseling: A Holistic Approach

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Pdf:Career Counseling: A Holistic Approach.Providing the most current, comprehensive coverage available, CAREER COUNSELING: A HOLISTIC APPROACH, 9th Edition equips students with a solid understanding of the theoretical models of career counseling and practical techniques on how to effectively counsel clients about career issues. Presenting the subject matter in a way that is relevant to all counseling students, Vernon Zunker uses an innovative holistic or “whole person” approach, demonstrating how to consider values, temperament, talents, and passions when integrating career with personal counseling to determine a client's best career fit. The thoroughly revised and updated Ninth Edition of this classic book includes chapters on integrating career and personal counseling, job loss and transitions, adult career development, and career-related programs in middle schools. In addition, diversity issues are integrated throughout, while relevant case studies bring chapter concepts to life. The text is also packed with tools to help students maximize their success in class and on the licensing exam.Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

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What Shoes Will You Wear?

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Pdf:What Shoes Will You Wear?.Review This creative book presents career education for children in a unique way. The skills that are addressed in this book are not just important for career development, they are essential elements in preparing kids for success in life! --Stephanie Cornwell-George, M. Ed. Partners in a Policy Making, UAA Center for a Human DevelopmentThis fun book assists children in starting on the pathway of being college and career ready. Julia Cook creatively presents the Career Clusters and skills that are needed for all career choices. These skills are the same skills that children need for their 'current job' of being a student. Being responsible, having self-confidence, being a team player, being honest, cooperating with others, and personal hygiene are among these skills. --Dr. Kathy Solomon School Counseling Lead-Elementary, Omaha Public Schools, Omaha, NE Read more About the Author Julia Cook is a national award winning children's author, counselor and parenting expert. She has presented in over 800 schools across the country, regularly delivers keynote addresses at national education and counseling conferences, and has published over 70 children's books. The goal behind all of Julia's books and efforts is to actively involve young people into her fun and creative stories and teach them to become lifelong problem solvers. Inspirations for her books come from working with children and carefully listening to parents and teachers. Read more

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Transforming the School Counseling Profession (5th Edition) (Merrill Counseling)

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Pdf:Transforming the School Counseling Profession (5th Edition) (Merrill Counseling).From the Back Cover Transforming the way thousands of professional school counselors approach their work with students Transforming the School Counseling Profession demonstrates how to effectively implement systemic, data-driven school counseling programs.This clearly written text presents the profession in easy-to-understand language, and is illustrated with numerous applied examples, case studies, and vignettes. The 5th Edition has been updated to include all of the latest CACREP, ASCA, and ACA standards. It also now includes the DSM-5. Coverage of cultural competence has been expanded throughout the book. Reach every student by pairing this text with MyLab Counseling MyLab™ is the teaching and learning platform that empowers you to reach every student. By combining trusted author content with digital tools and a flexible platform, MyLab personalizes the learning experience and improves results for each student. MyLab Counseling organizes all assignments around essential learning outcomes and the CACREP standards–enabling easy course alignment and reporting. Learn more about MyLab Counseling. Read more About the Author Bradley T. Erford, Ph.D., is the 2012-2013 President of the American Counseling Association (ACA) and a professor in the school counseling program of the Department of Human and Organizational Development in the Peabody College of Education at Vanderbilt University. He has authored or edited more than 30 books. His research specialization falls primarily in development and technical analysis of psycho-educational tests and outcomes research and has resulted in the publication of more than 70 refereed journal articles, more than 100 book chapters, and 15 published tests. He has received numerous awards for his scholarship and service to the counseling profession from ACA and the Association for Assessment and Research in Counseling (AARC), organizations within which he has held numerous leadership positions. Read more

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Getting IN by Standing OUT: The New Rules for Admission to America's Best Colleges

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Pdf:Getting IN by Standing OUT: The New Rules for Admission to America's Best Colleges.About the Author Dr. Deborah Bedor has been the coach and advisor to Ivy, top tier, and celebrity pre-college students for the past 25 years, guiding them to acceptance into our nation's finest universities. She works with her international clientele on every part of the college application―inspiring, developing, and implementing unique, authentic, and empowering leadership and academic college presentations to match each student’s talents, and to ensure her students are stand-out candidates. Dr. Bedor is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania, Phi Beta Kappa, Summa Cum Laude. For more information, go to www.collegeadmissioncentral.com Read more

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Como Atraer el Dinero (Saga ¡Vuélvete Millonario!) (Spanish Edition)

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Pdf:Como Atraer el Dinero (Saga ¡Vuélvete Millonario!) (Spanish Edition).CÓMO ATRAER EL DINERO utilizando la LEY DE LA ATRACCIÓN ¿Es posible cambiar nuestro destino financiero?+ de 500.000 seguidores+ de 20.000.000 reproducciones en Youtube+ de 250.000 libros vendidos+ de 50.000 asistentes eventosMentor #1 habla hispanaLa Saga de Saga ¡Vuélvete Millonario! contiene las mejores herramientas para que puedas crear la vida que deseas y sin duda te mereces.Para su realización se hizo una profunda investigación con la lectura de más de 700 libros relacionados con el desarrollo personal, espiritualidad, metafísica, y corrientes filosóficas de todo el mundo; que unidos a la propia experiencia del autor y la de más de 30 mentores con resultados extraordinarios con los que LAIN tuvo la oportunidad de estudiar, hacen de esta saga algo imprescindible en las casas de todos los seres humanos del planeta.Compuesta por 6 libros TEÓRICOS:1- VUÉLVETE IMPARABLE I2- VUÉLVETE IMPARABLE II3- VUÉLVETE ¡MILLONARIO!4- CÓMO ATRAER EL DINERO5- MARKETING DE CLASE MUNDIAL6- CREENCIAS MILLONARIASEl día que entiendas, comprendas y aceptes, que ese pedacito del creador que reside en ti, en esa energía llamada ALMA, es la encargada de crear la vida que deseas; y que ese ALMA HUMANA es capaz de obrar milagros en tu vida si está bien dirigida con el poder de tus pensamientos, ese día, conocerás la verdad y serás libre.Más de 250.000 personas ya han leído la Saga de "LA VOZ DE TU ALMA"TU CAMBIO EMPIEZA HOYBENDECIDOS PARA BENDECIRComo EMBAJADORES de los libros de LAIN, miles de personas hacen donaciones de los libros a sus familiares, amigos, y LAIN dona el 10% a causas relacionados con los niños.TU PRIMER BEST SELLERDurante el evento podrás contratar la mentoría privada con LAIN que te enseñará, PASO A PASO, de una forma fácil y clara, todo lo que él ha hecho y que tú también podrás hacer para que tu mensaje sea escuchado por el mundo y puedas crear un IMPACTO en las generaciones, mientras te dedicas a lo que más amas y creas abundancia ayudando a los demás.

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A PhD Is Not Enough!: A Guide to Survival in Science

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Pdf:A PhD Is Not Enough!: A Guide to Survival in Science.Review 'It took me over forty years to learn from experience what can be learned in one hour from this guide.' ―Carl Djerassi'Breezily written, irreverent, and filled with useful information. I wish something like it had been available when I was starting out.' ―Michael Weber, Cancer Center Director, University of Virginia, Charlottesville'I loved A PhD Is Not Enough! I couldn't put it down. His writing is delightful, and he is on targed with virtually all of his advice.'―Steven H. Strogatz, author of The Joy of X Read more About the Author A Senior Scientist at Sandia National Laboratories, Peter J. Feibelman received a Ph.D. in Physics from the University of California at San Diego, did postdoctoral research at the C.E.N. Saclay (France) and the University of Illinois (Urbana), and taught for three years at Stony Brook University. Feibelman lives in Albuquerque, New Mexico.  Read more

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Stacked: Double Your Job Interviews, Leverage Recruiters, Unlock Linkedin

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Pdf:Stacked: Double Your Job Interviews, Leverage Recruiters, Unlock Linkedin."The book and the free online video class is the best strategy to win the phone screen that I have ever seen" - Eric Bryant"Written by a recruiter to get you past recruiters. " - Ali Julia "Back to work after a 10-year gap. Thanks Dr. Karen!" - Mary Cambert"I was an Executive seeking to move from the West Coast to the East Coast- the relocation strategy got me the job after months of silence." - CEO Todd Why This Book is for You I have been working in the recruiting industry as an Executive Search Consultant and Career Coach since 2004 but something changed in 2015 that completely altered the way I do business. The goal of this book is to share that with you.In 2015, a Digital Marketing Manager came to me as a client after failing to get a job. He had searched for a year and could barely get a call for an interview. When he did, he failed his phone screen interviews repeatedly for jobs where he was a shoe-in. Now he had an every enlarging gap on his resume.His type of professional background typically gets a ton of calls and does not need career coaching help. I jumped on LinkedIn to see what was happening. His LinkedIn profile and resume was terrible. It did not communicate his skills at all which spilled over into his interviews. I got his logins for LinkedIn and other online job boards to re-align everything and start his job search campaign.Within 48 hours he had one job interview. By the end of the week, he had four job interviews and had hit the 500+ connection mark and … He had not applied for a single job! Not one! All the job interviews he got were from his optimized online profiles. So what is the secret? It is just one phrase: Keyword-stacking. Once you learn how to stack your profiles, you will get calls too. What You Will Be Able to Do After This Book • Have recruiters come straight to you for great jobs by optimizing for their search • Get calls for jobs without applying • Tap unadvertised jobs in the hidden job market • Get past the ATS and the phone screen • Relocate to a new area if you want • Achieve salary increases • Overcome massive gaps on the resume • Increase the hit rate on your calls BONUS: You Also Get FREE access to my $200 Award-winning Class which includes • The copyrighted ‘Core-3©’ career assessment to find your dream job • Fill-in-the-blank interview preparation scripts • Salary negotiation scripts and so much more! Reviews from my 5-Star Online Course "Concise, efficient, effective. With amazingly helpful downloadable content (just copy and paste into document)…Generates results, works for every industry and all job levels.” by Kevin Massabni,"Best-practices how-to book, and integrated video.." Paula Dee ABOUT THE AUTHOR Dr. Karen Gurney is the Director of Outsourcing and Career Coaching for Career IQ. She wrote the Stacked book to help professionals crack the code on outmoded job search and career growth methods so that everyone can experience what Career IQ offers to one-on-one clients. The author has over 500 reviews on her book, class, and LinkedIn profile. Her company offers a unique done-for-you job applications and 'until-your-are-hired' support. That means she sticks with her clients and knows what is working to get them jobs.There are secret methods to a job search that no one learns in school. They are scientifically-based with repeatable success. Now any professional can access these tools, not just Executives.This is the easiest, quickest, and most effective job search you will ever do. "I look forward to helping you achieve your career goals." -Dr. Karen Gurney

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LinkedIn: How to Build Relationships and Get Job Offers Using LinkedIn: A No BS Guide to LinkedIn (LinkedIn Tips Book 1)

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Pdf:LinkedIn: How to Build Relationships and Get Job Offers Using LinkedIn: A No BS Guide to LinkedIn (LinkedIn Tips Book 1).LinkedIn is one of the most misunderstood and powerful social platforms on the internet. I'm going to show you how to use LinkedIn to build relationships with executives and get job offers without having to fill out a job application.We all know that the hiring system is broken.Human Resources and Recruiters are the bottlenecks for job-seekers who only want to talk to one person: The hiring manager.The hiring manager has one goal and one goal only: To hire the best candidate as soon as possible.But, there's a small problem.Hiring isn't easy. Companies don't know if they're hiring the next Steve Jobs or someone who is going to quit within three months of joining the company.However, there is one thing that all businesses, big or small, all agree on.The best candidates come from referrals from their employees.Candidates who get referred from an employee are not only faster and cheaper to hire; they stay longer and have proven to be more successful in their career in the long term.44% of Deloitte's experienced hires are from referrals. 44%!I have no sympathy for someone who says, "I applied for hundreds of jobs online, and I didn't get a single response!"Uh, yeah. Applying for a job online is the worst way to ask for a job. It's you versus the black hole. And the black hole never loses.So, The million dollar question is, "How do you get referrals if you don't have a big professional network?"Enter Robbie and his latest book, "How to Build Relationships and Get Job Offers Using LinkedIn." I owe a big portion of my career success to LinkedIn. LinkedIn gave me the ability to build connections that have enabled me to grow my career exponentially.In addition to helping me form amazing relationships, LinkedIn helped me build an amazing platform for myself.+ My articles have accumulated over 3 million views with four posts over 400,000 views. + In 2014, LinkedIn chose one of my articles as one of the best posts on the platform.+ LinkedIn featured me in a video to help promote their LinkedIn Publishing platform.+ I've gained over 30,000 followers, just from 20 articles.+ I gained 10,000 email subscribers in 3 months.I'm going to change how you use LinkedIn, and I'm going to give you the tactics to dramatically increase your chances of getting an offer from your target companies. If it worked for me, it could work for you.Last but not least, I write the way I talk. If you like this description, there is a good chance you will like the book. If you hate the way I write, then you're not going to like to hear what I have to say.NOTE: This book is not an extensive guide to every aspect of LinkedIn. If you're looking for a more thorough walkthrough of all LinkedIn features, there are plenty of other great LinkedIn books on Amazon. If you're looking to build relationships, get noticed, and get job offers, then this book is for you!

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Un Milagro en 90 Dias (La Voz de Tu Alma) (Spanish Edition)

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Pdf:Un Milagro en 90 Dias (La Voz de Tu Alma) (Spanish Edition).El sistema de 3 PASOS SENCILLOS, para lograr la unión del ALMA y la MENTE y permitir que tus sueños te alcancen a ti.+ de 500.000 seguidores+ de 20.000.000 reproducciones en Youtube+ de 250.000 libros vendidos+ de 50.000 asistentes eventosMentor #1 habla hispanaLa Saga de LA VOZ DE TU ALMA contiene las mejores herramientas para que puedas crear la vida que deseas y sin duda te mereces.Para su realización se hizo una profunda investigación con la lectura de más de 700 libros relacionados con el desarrollo personal, espiritualidad, metafísica, y corrientes filosóficas de todo el mundo; que unidos a la propia experiencia del autor y la de más de 30 mentores con resultados extraordinarios con los que LAIN tuvo la oportunidad de estudiar, hacen de esta saga algo imprescindible en las casas de todos los seres humanos del planeta.Compuesta por 6 libros TEÓRICOS:1- LA VOZ DE TU ALMA2- UN MILAGRO EN 90 DÍAS3-TU PROPÓSITO DE VIDA4-ABRIENDO PUERTAS DE BENDICIÓN5-SANACIÓN DEL ALMA6-FECompuesta por 3 libros PRÁCTICOS:1-CÓMO ATRAER LA SALUD2-CÓMO ATRAER EL DINERO3-CÓMO ATRAER EL AMOR 1 y 2El día que entiendas, comprendas y aceptes, que ese pedacito del creador que reside en ti, en esa energía llamada ALMA, es la encargada de crear la vida que deseas; y que ese ALMA HUMANA es capaz de obrar milagros en tu vida si está bien dirigida con el poder de tus pensamientos, ese día, conocerás la verdad y serás libre.Más de 250.000 personas ya han leído la Saga de "LA VOZ DE TU ALMA"TU CAMBIO EMPIEZA HOYBENDECIDOS PARA BENDECIRComo EMBAJADORES de los libros de LAIN, miles de personas hacen donaciones de los libros a sus familiares, amigos, y LAIN dona el 10% a causas relacionados con los niños.TU PRIMER BEST SELLERDurante el evento podrás contratar la mentoría privada con LAIN que te enseñará, PASO A PASO, de una forma fácil y clara, todo lo que él ha hecho y que tú también podrás hacer para que tu mensaje sea escuchado por el mundo y puedas crear un IMPACTO en las generaciones, mientras te dedicas a lo que más amas y creas abundancia ayudando a los demás.

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College Counseling for School Counselors: Delivering Quality, Personalized College Advice to Every Student on Your (Sometimes Huge) Caseload

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Pdf:College Counseling for School Counselors: Delivering Quality, Personalized College Advice to Every Student on Your (Sometimes Huge) Caseload."If you work with college-bound students, this book must be on your desk at all times." With more college options and higher college costs, students and parents need the advice and support of a well-informed school counselor to guide them through the college selection process. College Counseling for School Counselors gives counselors everything needed to build a successful college counseling program, no matter how many students they work with. After creating a framework for a strong curriculum, College Counseling for School Counselors shows how to explore all college options with students and families, including options for students with special needs and talents. The follow-up activities in each chapter give counselors resources that bring the ideas to life, and a three year calendar shows counselors how to introduce every idea at a manageable pace, building to a comprehensive college counseling program and strong individual college plans for every student. Busy, caring counselors will find everything they need in College Counseling for School Counselors to improve their college counseling program, and reach every student they work with.

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Career Paths in Psychology: Where Your Degree Can Take You

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Pdf:Career Paths in Psychology: Where Your Degree Can Take You.Review Career Paths in Psychology: Where Your Degree Can Take You continues to be the ideal textbook for students seeking to find an exciting career in psychology. --Midwest Book Review Read more About the Author Robert J. Sternberg, PhD, received his BA from Yale and his PhD from Stanford. He also is the recipient of 13 honorary doctorates. He is professor of human development at Cornell University and honorary professor of psychology at the University of Heidelberg, Germany. Prior to that, he served as a university dean, provost, and president. Earlier, he was IBM Professor of Psychology and Education in the Department of Psychology at Yale University and director of the Yale Center for the Psychology of Abilities, Competencies, and Expertise (PACE Center). He was also the 2003 president of the American Psychological Association and the 2012 2013 president of the Federation of Associations in Behavioral and Brain Sciences. He is editor of Perspectives on Psychological Science and previously was editor of The APA Review of Books: Contemporary Psychology and Psychological Bulletin. He has won many awards, including the James McKeen Cattell Award of the Association for Psychological Science. He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the National Academy of Education and a fellow of the American Psychological Association, Association for Psychological Science, American Educational Research Association, and American Association for the Advancement of Science. Read more

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Lean In for Graduates

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Pdf:Lean In for Graduates.The perfect graduation gift: the iconic #1 best seller, expanded and updated exclusively for graduates entering the workforce.   This extraordinary edition of Lean In, by Sheryl Sandberg, chief operating officer of Facebook and coauthor of Option B, with Adam Grant, includes a letter to graduates from Sandberg and six additional chapters from experts offering advice on finding and getting the most out of a first job; résumé writing; best interviewing practices; negotiating your salary; listening to your inner voice; owning who you are; and leaning in for millennial men.  In 2013, Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In became a massive cultural phenomenon and its title became an instant catchphrase for empowering women. The book soared to the top of best-seller lists both nationally and internationally, igniting global conversations about women and ambition. This enhanced edition provides the entire text of the original book updated with more recent statistics and features a passionate letter from Sandberg encouraging graduates to find and commit to work they love. A combination of inspiration and practical advice, this new edition will speak directly to graduates and, like the original, change lives.   New Material for the Graduates Edition: · A Letter to Graduates from Sheryl Sandberg · Find Your First Job, by Mindy Levy (Levy has more than twenty years of experience in all phases of organizational management and holds degrees from Wharton and Penn)  · Negotiate Your Salary, by Kim Keating (Keating is the founder and managing director of Keating Advisors) · Man Up: Millennial Men and Equality, by Kunal Modi (Modi is a consultant at McKinsey & Company and a recent graduate of the Harvard Kennedy School and Harvard Business School) · Let’s Lean In Together, by Rachel Thomas (Thomas is the president of The Sheryl Sandberg & Dave Goldberg Family Foundation)· Own Who You Are, by Mellody Hobson (Hobson is the president of Ariel Investments) · Listen to Your Inner Voice, by Rachel Simmons (Simmons is cofounder of the Girls Leadership Institute) · 12 Lean In stories, short essays by readers around the world who have been inspired by Sandberg

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You Majored in What?: Designing Your Path from College to Career

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Pdf:You Majored in What?: Designing Your Path from College to Career.Review 'Brooks… provides those tools in the form of a series of quizzes and exercises designed to crystallize students' talents and inclinations. She then explains how to use the results to choose a direction, stand out from the crowd and wow job interviews.'—TIME  'Combines... What Color Is Your Parachute? with genuinely practical advice.'—New York Times  'An appealing blend of poetry and pragmatism. [Brooks] talks about finding the narrative of your life and harnessing the value of happenstance, but she also coaches readers on the nuts-and-bolts of resume writing and interviewing. You Majored in What? would make a wonderful gift to both high school and college grads.'—Austin American-Statesman  'Supportive, ingenious, and fun, Brooks's innovative career coaching can turn beloved interests into satisfying vocations.'—Boston Globe  'Dr. Brooks, a longtime college career advisor, provides students with an optimistic, encouraging outlook, and shows them that their strengths and skills are more important than choice of major... a positive reinforcement to the students who pursue their interest in liberal arts, and parlay the same interests into successful careers.'—Examiner.com  'In times like these it's crucial to look at entering the workplace from a whole new perspective and You Majored in What? accomplishes this! Who cares what your college major is? What is more important are your dreams, values, and strengths and this book helps any young person figure these things out and find a career that fits. Buy it now! It's great!'—Julie Jansen, author of I Don't Know What I Want, but I Know It’s Not This!  'Brooks addresses the key challenges faced by many college students as they attempt to bridge the chasm between sixteen years of education and the largely unknown world of work. You Majored in What? is truly a great guide for the soon-to-be-launched student. At a time when all job-hunters are going to need to raise their level of job-getting skills, Kate Brooks has provided the liberal arts grad with exactly what they need to compete and succeed.'—Jaye R. Roseborough, former Executive Director, Career Services, Middlebury College  'A lifeline for parents and students who value a liberal arts education. Katharine Brooks offers smart and accessible insights that turn the apparent chaos of a liberal arts major into a ‘wandering map’ to illuminate many routes toward a fulfilling career and life.'—James H. Madison, Professor Emeritus of History and former Director, Liberal Arts and Management Program, Indiana University  'Students of all ages will gain valuable insight into their own interests, goals, and career aspirations from this book, even if all they do is skim the first 2 chapters. You Majored in What? helps young people find the connections between their interests and the inexhaustible career options available to them. This book should be sent to every student with their letter of admission or given to every first-year student at the start of orientation. I hope to share it with my graduate students.'—Paul Binkley, Director, Student Career Development, Johns Hopkins University 'The wisdom contained in this book could not have become available at a better time for the millions of Gen Y college students and recent graduates who are simultaneously struggling with crushing levels of student debt and the desire to find a career where they can do meaningful work that is a benefit to society.'—Steven Rothberg, President and Founder, CollegeRecruiter.com  'An amazing, refreshing new perspective on an ancient question that does not leave sage advice behind! This book takes tried-and-true concepts and adds meaning and organization. One can't help but think, engage and be encouraged by Kate's valuable wisdom! Useful as a course text, a journal, a job search manual, or what it reads like: a personal career companion, mentor or friend. Born of chaos theory, this book is ready to deliver into the hands of the yearning who are eager to absorb it. Loaded with images, constructive strategies, and meaningful advice, You Majored in What? is intellectual, but practical, and readers will deepen their appreciation of their majors. With its many examples, exercises, reflections and real life stories, this book has something for every reader to grab a hold of to achieve not only career success, but life and work success.'—Denise Dwight Smith, Assistant Vice President, Alumni and Career Services, University of Richmond 'A wonderful guide and workbook not only for the undergraduate student but also for the career practitioner! Whether a student, mentor, or coach, unquestionably you will be inspired and empowered by the possibilities that will result from the Wise Wandering and mapping activities.'—Meg Flournoy, Sector Director, Duke MBA Career Management Center  'Filled with interactive exercises and is written in an engaging and practical way. This book will be a helpful resource for students as they consider their post-college plans.'—Deanne H. Maxwell, Associate Director, Student and Career Development, Cornell University  'Will speak to the person in career transition or the college student simply overwhelmed by the options. The tone is light and the exercises are manageable, designed to release your hidden dreams and strengths. This is a fresh and much needed addition to the field of career development.'—Beverly T. Lorig, Assistant Director, Career Services, University of Virginia  'Offers plenty of answers to take willing readers on a journey of self-discovery from chaos to satisfying career choices.'—Skip Sturman, Emeritus Director, Career Services, Dartmouth Read more About the Author DR. KATHARINE BROOKS is the Evans Family Executive Director of the Career Center at Vanderbilt University. A nationally recognized career coach, trainer, professor, and counselor for more than thirty years, she is the creator of the National Association of Colleges and Employers Career Coaching Intensives. She has a doctorate in educational psychology. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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You Can Do Anything: The Surprising Power of a 'Useless' Liberal Arts Education

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Pdf:You Can Do Anything: The Surprising Power of a 'Useless' Liberal Arts Education.Review Praise for You Can Do Anything'Utterly fascinating and massively important. George Anders peers into his signature crystal ball, and paints a portrait of the future of work that's as compelling as it is provocative.'―Adam Grant, Wharton professor and New York Times bestselling author of Give and Take and Originals'Anders' latest book is a must-read for liberal arts students and grads. Packed with relatable stories and role models, it not only inspires you with stories about what liberal arts grads have done with their educations, but also gives you a clear map to find your own path in the world.'―Laszlo Bock, author of Work Rules!, former SVP of People Operations at Google, and CEO of Humu, Inc.'Anders shows us precisely why majors like Philosophy, History, and Anthropology teach the skills employers can't outsource to robots and software... students should feel not only reassurance or permission but an actual obligation to go there, for their own sake, and for the sake of us all.''―Julia Lythcott-Haims, author of How to Raise an Adult and former Dean of Freshmen at Stanford University'I could have used this book several times in my life. When I graduated from Northwestern with a degree in linguistics... and even today, when I'm the parent of high school junior intent on studying poetry and modern dance in college. You Can Do Anything will inspire a new generation to greater heights, while delivering a much-needed wake-up call to campus leaders and employers.'―Daniel H. Pink, New York Times and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of Drive and A Whole New Mind'The career stories of liberal arts graduates provide the best argument for the value of their education. George Anders, in his thoughtful new book You Can Do Anything, tells these stories in a compelling manner, weaving the threads of their education into the tapestry of their lives, demonstrating over and over why employers should seek out these unique thinkers. An interesting read and valuable for any liberal arts graduate or recruiter!'―Dr. Katharine Brooks, author of You Majored in What? and Executive Director of the Vanderbilt University Career Center'As a parent about to send her second child off to college--this one has a theater major--George Anders' book was not just a good show topic, but a balm to my soul.'―Krys Boyd, host of KERA's 'Think''George Anders has provided a compelling and decisive answer to the recurring question, 'What is the value proposition of a liberal arts education?' Students should have this book in their backpack or on their iPads. So should their parents, teachers, and our policy-makers.'―Frederick M. Lawrence, CEO of Phi Beta Kappa Society'At the present moment... it is only liberal arts majors who have to wonder whether all of the articles and books promoting the marketability of their chosen discipline should make them more or less uneasy about the future. Two additions to this growing field have appeared just in time to try to sooth the post-graduation panic.. [including] You Can Do Anything.... [Anders] suppl[ies] useful talking points in support of the financial viability of studying the liberal arts.'―Timothy Aubry, New York Times Book Review'Useful guidance for newly minted job hunters'―Kirkus'Give this to anyone who is questioning the value of a classical education in today's fast-paced world.'―Booklist Read more About the Author George Anders is a contributing writer at Forbes, exploring issues related to careers, education and innovation. He is the author of five books, including Merchants of Debt, Health Against Wealth, the New York Times bestseller Perfect Enough, and The Rare Find. Earlier in his career, George served as a staff writer for The Wall Street Journal, Fast Company magazine and Bloomberg View. In 1997, he shared in a Pulitzer Prize for national reporting. He and his wife live in northern California. Their two sons are starting their own college adventures. Read more

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Applying Career Development Theory to Counseling

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Pdf:Applying Career Development Theory to Counseling.About the Author Richard S. Sharf has been a counseling psychologist at the Center for Counseling and Student Development at the University of Delaware for 37 years, providing counseling to university students. He also was the internship coordinator for the Psychology Doctoral Internship program. In addition, he taught graduate courses in counseling in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies. In writing THEORIES OF PSYCHOTHERAPY AND COUNSELING: CONCEPTS AND CASES, he corresponded with over 70 experts on theories of psychotherapy to ensure that the book is accurate and up to date. He is also author of APPLYING CAREER DEVELOPMENT THEORY TO COUNSELING, 6th Edition (©2014, Cengage Learning). Read more

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Ditch Your Inner Critic At Work: Evidence-Based Strategies To Thrive In Your Career

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Pdf:Ditch Your Inner Critic At Work: Evidence-Based Strategies To Thrive In Your Career.Stop allowing critics to rent space in your head!    Are you looking for more in your career than a paycheck? What does it take to find job satisfaction? So many of us are feeling stressed out, taken for granted, and unhappy at work: the constant pressure, the reorganizations, the politics—do you feel as though you have nothing left to give? Whether you feel a mild dissatisfaction or an intense dislike for your current job, the goal is clear: to find your passion. But to find the right career, you have to let go of the critical inner voice that tells you that you’ll be happier if you make more money, work harder or reach the next promotion. At some point, you’ll need to rethink your assumptions about your career and take a new approach.Should we even expect to be fulfilled and happy at work? Yes, we should, says author Susan Peppercorn. In her new transformative book, Ditch Your Inner Critic at Work. Evidenced-Based Strategies to Thrive in Your Career, she makes the most compelling case yet that career satisfaction―and the full engagement that comes with it―is more important than ever in today’s workplace. Susan brings you a step-by-step guide to help you develop the tools and resources you need to bring more happiness and satisfaction to your work; in your current job or a new one. Through personal experience, client case studies, research on happiness and motivation, self-assessment tools, and exercises, she shows you how to create a realistic career vision, set goals, and line up the right resources to take control of your career and happiness.

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What You're Really Meant to Do: A Road Map for Reaching Your Unique Potential

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Pdf:What You're Really Meant to Do: A Road Map for Reaching Your Unique Potential.Review As seen on Fox Business, CNBC, Lou Dobbs, and MSNBC’s Morning Joe.“This book opens the mind of the reader to a lot of self-exploratory questions rather than offering blind advice. It helps you understand yourself deeply and build a foundation based on this before starting a journey towards your dreams.” — Business World magazine“compelling and personal and contains individual exercises that provide interesting insights readers likely haven’t considered before—whether how to manage your career or a complete career change. If you have ever asked yourself, in any work situation, at any stage of your career, “Why doesn’t someone just tell me what to do?” this book is a worthwhile trip for you.” — CIO DigestADVANCE PRAISE for What You’re Really Meant to Do:Rosabeth Moss Kanter, professor, Harvard Business School; author, Confidence and SuperCorp—“ What You’re Really Meant to Do is a wise, deeply personal, and always practical book by a leader of leaders. It is essential reading for all those who want to define success their own way.”Paul Farmer, MD, PhD, professor, Harvard Medical School; co-founder, Partners In Health—“As I have seen him do in classrooms in Haiti and at Harvard, Rob Kaplan provides a powerful and pragmatic prescription in What You’re Really Meant to Do. Building on his widely praised work on leadership and efficacy, Kaplan offers compelling narratives of those he has coached and counseled—from executives to entrepreneurs to recent graduates—as a guide for anyone pursuing a purposeful professional life.”Henry M. Paulson, Jr., seventy-fourth secretary of the US Department of the Treasury; Chairman and CEO, Goldman Sachs (1999–2006)—“Rob Kaplan has spent years mentoring and coaching executives and young professionals, and there is no one any better. This book is a superb guide for helping people understand themselves and reach their unique potential.”Bill George, professor, Harvard Business School; author, Authentic Leadership and True North—“Rob Kaplan’s brilliant new book inspires you to reach your full potential by taking responsibility for your development as a leader and as a human being. If you follow his thoughtful, pragmatic approach, you will live an even more satisfying life. Filled with real-world examples, Kaplan helps you build your road map to fulfillment.”Vanessa Kirsch, founder and Managing Director, New Profit Inc.—“Forging a fulfilling career can be one of the most difficult challenges we face. What You’re Really Meant to Do provides a compelling road map for discovering your passions and unlocking your full potential. A must-read for anyone looking for professional growth and fulfillment.” Read more About the Author Robert Steven Kaplan is president and chief executive of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas. Previously, he was the Senior Associate Dean for External Relations and Martin Marshall Professor of Management Practice in Business Administration at Harvard Business School. He is the author of three books: What You Really Need to Lead, What You’re Really Meant to Do and What to Ask the Person in the Mirror. Read more

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Never Too Late: The Adult Student’s Guide to College

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Pdf:Never Too Late: The Adult Student’s Guide to College.Review Praise for Never Too Late: “This beautifully organized guide is indispensable to first-time college students regardless of entry point and especially useful for adults returning to college later in their careers.”—Library Journal (starred review)“A concise, informative guide to exploring the challenges and rewards of heading back to school. . . . Lifelong learning is non-negotiable these days, but time and money can be stumbling blocks. Here’s a rundown on how to tackle the critical questions you need to ask before you begin.”—Kerry Hannon, author of Great Jobs for Everyone 50+ and Love Your Job “This remarkably comprehensive guidebook for adults returning to school is a rich resource for counselors, adult educators, and, of course, for prospective students themselves. In addition to the wealth of information and sound advice in Never Too Late, the book provides Washington Monthly’s invaluable state-by-state rankings of adult-friendly colleges. What a treasure.”—Mike Rose, author of Back to School Read more About the Author Rebecca Klein-Collins is the associate vice president of research at the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning, a group that aims to enhance learning opportunities for adults around the world. She holds degrees from the University of Chicago, Indiana University, and Grinnell College and lives in Naperville, Illinois. Read more

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After College: Navigating Transitions, Relationships and Faith

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Pdf:After College: Navigating Transitions, Relationships and Faith.About the Author Erica Young Reitz directs Senior EXIT, a one-year experience that prepares graduating college seniors for the transition into the next phase of life. She works for the CCO (Coalition for Christian Outreach), reaching out to students at Penn State University. Erica has an MA in higher education from Geneva College, with a graduate research focus on the senior year transition. She and her husband Craig live in State College, Pennsylvania, with their two children. Read more

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The Role of Work in People's Lives: Applied Career Counseling and Vocational Psychology (Graduate Career Counseling)

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Pdf:The Role of Work in People's Lives: Applied Career Counseling and Vocational Psychology (Graduate Career Counseling).Review 'This text provides a useful and progressive perspective of the construct of work as applied to all aspects of people's lives. The authors have provided a good base for the understanding of the world of work and have expanded that to interventions to help persons of various needs achieve direction in their vocational lives. Student's in any counselor education program will benefit from this text.''This text is unique, not only in covering a broad range of theoretical approaches - including family, systemic, and multicultural influences - but also in proposing a new, expanded, and social justice understanding of the role of work in people's lives for vocational psychology and career counseling.''A well written and comprehensive career counseling text that infuses a multicultural and global perspective on work and career throughout the text.''An excellent text that provides a broad yet scholarly review of career theories and applications. This text would be a good choice for a first graduate course in career counseling. It is thoroughly researched and documented; it is thoughtfully and carefully crafted, and it incorporates an impressive array of complex issues relevant to career counseling.' Read more About the Author Nadene Peterson is a professor at Our Lady of the Lake and Roberto Cortez Gonzalez is a professor at The University of Texas at El Paso. They are both active members in ACA and APA and the career divisions within each organization. Both present regularly in regional, national and international forums and are becoming known as authorities on career counseling. Read more

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COACHING :Coaching Questions Powerful Coaching Questions To Kickstart Personal Growth And Succes Now ! - Life Coaching,Life Coach, Success Principles,Success Habits-

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Pdf:COACHING :Coaching Questions Powerful Coaching Questions To Kickstart Personal Growth And Succes Now ! - Life Coaching,Life Coach, Success Principles,Success Habits-.COACHING QUESTIONS, Powerful And Effective Coaching Questions To Kickstart Personal Growth And Succes Now!*****2nd EDITION*****Do you want know what type of questions you need to ask the people you are coaching ?Do you want to learn the ability to craft the right questions for the right moment ?Coaching Questions is a well-rounded introduction to the principles of coaching. The questions described in this book are not only easy to follow, but also very result oriented. They are also questions that you can ask any person irrespective of their career and you will still get valuable feedback. The book explains exactly what type of questions you need to ask the people you are coaching, and gives you the reasons for every category of questions. For that matter, you can easily decide the kind of questions to ask when dealing with a newcomer; when someone seems to have social issues; when someone’s career is on a nosedive; and so on. There are also specific questions laid out as demonstration, just to ensure you are clear on how to meet your objectives. This, therefore, leaves you with the ability to craft the right questions for the right moment. In this book you will learn:Precisely what coaching is aboutThe various categories of coaching questions and how each one helps the processThe inhibitions of poor questioningHow skilled questioning earns you confidenceHow the art of questioning leads to success for people under your charge How to identify a great coach for money related matters How to identify a great coach for matters of health How to identify a great coach to help you in your spirituality How executives stand to benefit from coachingMuch, much moreSCROLL to the top of the page and select the BUY button for instant downloadDownload your copy today!

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This Book Will Not Be on the Test: The Study Skills Revolution

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Pdf:This Book Will Not Be on the Test: The Study Skills Revolution.Review As college costs continue to soar, it’s become even more important to get the most out of your time on campus. You can get on top of schoolwork, participate in rewarding extracurriculars, and prepare yourself for an exciting post-college life by following the steps in this smart, practical book. (Daniel H. Pink, author of 'Drive' and 'A Whole New Mind')Paul Rivas has a gift for understanding what it takes to unlock a young person’s academic potential. In this book is his invaluable guidance, for every type learner: something every college-bound student, and their parents, should read. (Judy Woodruff, The PBS NewsHour)A tremendous, on-the-ground application of the science of learning that entertains and inspires. (Ulrich Boser, bestselling author of 'Learn Better') Paul Rivas takes research about how people learn and translates it into effective practices that students can implement and use to succeed in their classes. (Stephen L. Chew, psychology professor and chair, Samford University) Every kid who wants to be a highly successful college athlete should read this book. (Ryan Spilborghs, former Major League Baseball player)This book is exactly what international students need to thrive in American universities. (Nomvula Mbambo, Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls ’12, Brown University ’17) Life lasts a lot longer than football. NFL hopefuls with superior study skills have more time to work on their game in the short term and more time to develop life skills for the long term. (Jamall Broussard, former NFL player)Building good time management habits when it comes to your schoolwork and sport leads to accountability, which determines who can and cannot get it done when it’s time to perform! (Orlando Johnson, former NBA player) Read more About the Author Paul Smith Rivas is the director of Smith Rivas Study Skills & Academic Coaching. He studied literature in Mexico City, backpacked from Spain to Syria via Morocco and Wales, performed stand-up comedy in Spanish in Buenos Aires, and traveled from Argentina to the United States by bus. Read more

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Pedigree: How Elite Students Get Elite Jobs

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Pdf:Pedigree: How Elite Students Get Elite Jobs.Americans are taught to believe that upward mobility is possible for anyone who is willing to work hard, regardless of their social status. Yet it is often those from affluent backgrounds who land the best jobs. Pedigree takes listeners behind the closed doors of top-tier investment banks, consulting firms, and law firms to reveal the truth about who really gets hired for the nation's highest-paying entry-level jobs, who doesn't, and why. Drawing on scores of in-depth interviews as well as firsthand observation of hiring practices at some of America's most prestigious firms, Lauren Rivera shows how, at every step of the hiring process, the ways that employers define and evaluate merit are strongly skewed to favor job applicants from economically privileged backgrounds. She reveals how decision makers draw from ideas about talent - what it is, what best signals it, and who does (and does not) have it - that are deeply rooted in social class. Displaying the "right stuff" that elite employers are looking for entails considerable amounts of economic, social, and cultural resources on the part of the applicants and their parents. Challenging our most cherished beliefs about college as a great equalizer and the job market as a level playing field, Pedigree exposes the class biases built into American notions about the best and the brightest, and shows how social status plays a significant role in determining who reaches the top of the economic ladder.

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Career Development Interventions (5th Edition) (Merrill Couseling)

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Pdf:Career Development Interventions (5th Edition) (Merrill Couseling).Review From reviews of the text:   “Very good scholarship presented in a concise and informative way . . . . From my perspective, this is the best introductory career development text available.”   —James M. O’Neil, University of Connecticut   [Key strengths of the book include that it is] well-aligned with CACREP standards, . . . connect[s] developmental models with career needs, [includes] programming interventions offered by level (elementary, middle/high, postsecondary), [includes] . . . more recently proposed theories, [and has a] focus on application. . . .  The balance of engaging writing style and topical depth is better, in my opinion, than any other career text I have reviewed.”   —Chester R. Robinson, Texas A&M University - Commerce       “One component I really liked was the option for MyCounselingLab. I feel confident students would benefit from this, especially if this course is taught in an online format.”   —Joan N. Strutton, The University of Texas at Tyler Read more From the Back Cover From reviews of the text:   “Very good scholarship presented in a concise and informative way . . . . From my perspective, this is the best introductory career development text available.”   —James M. O’Neil, University of Connecticut   [Key strengths of the book include that it is] well-aligned with CACREP standards, . . . connect[s] developmental models with career needs, [includes] programming interventions offered by level (elementary, middle/high, postsecondary), [includes] . . . more recently proposed theories, [and has a] focus on application. . . .  The balance of engaging writing style and topical depth is better, in my opinion, than any other career text I have reviewed.”   —Chester R. Robinson, Texas A&M University - Commerce       “One component I really liked was the option for MyCounselingLab. I feel confident students would benefit from this, especially if this course is taught in an online format.”   —Joan N. Strutton, The University of Texas at Tyler   Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Counseling Strategies and Interventions for Professional Helpers (The Merrill Counseling Series)

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Pdf:Counseling Strategies and Interventions for Professional Helpers (The Merrill Counseling Series).Note: This is the bound book only and does not include access to MyCounselingLab® with Pearson eText. To order MyCounselingLab® with Pearson eText packaged with the bound book, use ISBN 0134276701.   A practical text that provides a look at basic helping skills used in a variety of disciplines and a number of issues common to helping relationships, processes, and interviews.   This pragmatic text describes basic helping skills used in a variety of disciplines, as well as a number of issues common to helping relationships, processes, and interviews. Suitable for both upper level undergraduate and entry level graduate students, the text focuses on skill acquisition, and includes a number of clinical cases and application exercises for promoting skill development.   The new Ninth Edition features a brand new expanded section on the basic helping skills (attending, listening, and action), as well as an additional new chapter contributed by Dr. Beth Robinson, Acadia University, on professional development and issues facing new helpers. Additional content new to this edition covers counseling in military settings, communication with LGBTQ clients, communication with immigrant and refugee clients, assessment of key components of client problems, SMART goals, and mindfulness interventions.   Also available with MyCounselingLab® This title is also available with MyCounselingLab—an online homework, tutorial, and assessment program designed to work with the text to engage students and improve results. Within its structured environment, students see key concepts demonstrated through video clips, practice what they learn, test their understanding, and receive feedback to guide their learning and ensure they master key learning outcomes.

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Essential Elements of Career Counseling: Processes and Techniques (3rd Edition) (The Merrill Counseling Series)

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Pdf:Essential Elements of Career Counseling: Processes and Techniques (3rd Edition) (The Merrill Counseling Series).From the Back Cover Also from Norman E. Amundson, JoAnn Harris-Bowlsbey and Spencer G. Niles:         0131582186   - Essential Elements of Career Counseling: Processes and Techniques, 2/e - ©2009   Also from JoAnn Harris-Bowlsbey andSpencer G. Niles:              0132254387 - Career Development Interventions in the 21st Century, 3/e - ©2009   Also from Spencer G. Niles:          0321081390 - Career Guidance and Counseling Through the Lifespan: Systematic Approaches, 6/e - ©2004 Read more About the Author Norman Amundson is a professor of Counseling Psychology at the University of British Columbia. A leader in the field of career development, Amundson is a recipient of the Best Book Award from the Canadian Counseling Association for his book Active Engagement (Ergon Communications, 2003). His research focuses on counseling methods, unemployment, and changes in working life, while his numerous lectures, articles, workshops and seminars emphasize the importance of imagination, creativity, and action in the career counseling process.   JoAnn Harris-Bowlsbey has enjoyed a distinguished career, including positions as high school counselor, director of guidance, university professor and career counselor, developer of DISCOVER®, and Executive Director of ACT’s Educational Technology Center. She is currently Executive Vice-President of Development for Kuder, Inc., and in that role designs and develops content for Web-based career planning systems. She is the author or co-author of many journal articles and several books. She is a past-president of the National Career Development Association and a recipient of its Eminent Career Award.   Spencer G. Niles is professor and department head of Counselor Education in the Counseling Psychology and Rehabilitation Services Department at Pennsylvania State University. Read more

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Numerical Reasoning Tests Beginner - Intermediate - Advanced: Sample test questions and answers with detailed explanations for Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced numerical reasoning questions.

Pdf Teaching Numerical Reasoning Tests Beginner - Intermediate - Advanced: Sample test questions and answers with detailed explanations for Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced numerical reasoning questions.

Pdf:Numerical Reasoning Tests Beginner - Intermediate - Advanced: Sample test questions and answers with detailed explanations for Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced numerical reasoning questions..Numerical Reasoning Tests: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced, 2nd Edition, is the ULTIMATE book for passing Numerical Reasoning Tests at all levels. Containing concise and easy-to-understand breakdowns of different questions types from a basic level right through to an advanced level of maths, this guide will not only help you practice and test your math skills, it'll help you learn. Packed full of questions, each with fully worked solutions, this is the ULTIMATE guide on the market to helping you full prepare for your numerical reasoning test.

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What Shoes Will You Wear? Activity and Idea Book

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Pdf:What Shoes Will You Wear? Activity and Idea Book.About the Author Julia Cook, MS is a national award winning children’s author, counselor and parenting expert. She has presented in over 800 schools across the country, regularly delivers keynote addresses at national education and counseling conferences, and has published over 70 children’s books. The goal behind all of Julia’s books and efforts is to actively involve young people into her fun and creative stories and teach them to become life-long problem solvers. Inspirations for her books come from working with children and carefully listening to parents and teachers. Read more

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The Promise of a Pencil: How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change

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Pdf:The Promise of a Pencil: How an Ordinary Person Can Create Extraordinary Change.Adam Braun began working summers at hedge funds when he was just 16 years old, sprinting down the path to a successful Wall Street career. But while traveling as a college student, he met a young boy begging on the streets of India. When Braun asked the boy what he wanted most in the world, he simply answered, "A pencil." This small request became the inspiration for Pencils of Promise, the organization Braun would leave a prestigious job at Bain & Company to start with just $25 at the age of 24. Using his unique "for-purpose" approach, he helped redefine the space in which business, philanthropy, and social media intersect. And a mere five years later, Pencils of Promise has now built more than 200 schools around the world, proving that anyone can create a movement that matters. The Promise of a Pencil chronicles Braun's journey through more than 50 countries to find his calling, as each chapter explains the steps that every person can take to ignite their own passion and potential. His trailblazing story takes listeners behind the scenes with business moguls and village chiefs, world-famous celebrities and hometown heroes. Driven by compelling stories and shareable insights, this is a vivid and inspiring book that will give listeners the tools to unlock their own extraordinary journey of self-discovery. If you have ever wanted a more purpose-driven life, if you have ever felt like you could become more than your current circumstances allow, it's time to ask yourself, "What do I want most in the world?" And through the lessons shared in this book, turn those ideas into reality.

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How to Remember Names and Faces: Master the Art of Memorizing Anyone's Name By Practicing with Over 500 Memory Training Exercises of People's Faces

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Pdf:How to Remember Names and Faces: Master the Art of Memorizing Anyone's Name By Practicing with Over 500 Memory Training Exercises of People's Faces.About the Author Before becoming the 1st Memory Master Champion on SuperHuman, Luis Angel Echeverria was struggling in school because of his bad memory. He had a 1.0 GPA his Freshman year and ended his Senior year in high school with a slight increase to a 1.75 GPA. He then went on to learn how to improve his memory from his memory coach and raised his grades in college to a 4.0 GPA! See what other things Luis Angel has accomplished by improving his memory and the memory of thousands of others who struggle with retaining information. * 1st Super Human Memory Master Champion * Founder and Main Memory Coach at AE Mind | Accelerated Empowered Mind * Competed in the USA Memory Championship - Memorized a 120 digit number in 5 minutes with Perfect Recall - Memorized a Deck of Cards in 2 minutes with Perfect Recall * Was the Youngest American to Compete in the World Memory Championship * Coached the AE Mind Memory Team to a 1st Place Medal in the Numbers event at the USA Memory Championship * Started AE Mind Memory Clubs in Los Angeles High Schools and in Universities such as UC Irvine and UC Santa Barbara. * Speaker for Schools, Organizations, and Companies to help students and professionals have a 'Better Memory Now' * Author and Creator of the AE Mind: Better Memory Now Series Read more

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The UnCollege Alternative: Your Guide to Incredible Careers and Amazing Adventures Outside College

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Pdf:The UnCollege Alternative: Your Guide to Incredible Careers and Amazing Adventures Outside College.From Library Journal Wood's engaging debut is part pep talk and part advice manual for those who want to skip college either temporarily or permanently. Although Wood doesn't cite the statistics she uses to argue that a liberal arts degree is not necessary in today's job market, she does make a compelling caseDespecially in the first section, which includes short self-tests designed to help readers determine what career to pursue. The next three sections contain descriptions of specific occupations one can investigate domestically and abroad. These range from temporary internships on organic farms and entry-level positions at Hollywood talent agencies to careers in adventure travel. Though realistic about job demands and employment prospects, Wood is at times not as informative as necessary: for example, when she discusses applying to Cogswell Polytechnic College or the Culinary Institute of America, she fails to indicate how competitive admission really is. She does, however, give specific contact information and provide the reader with a number of money-earning ideas. Her casual tone will appeal to readers in their late teens and early twenties. Recommended for all public libraries.DCheryl Van Til, Kent Dist. Lib., Comstock Park, MI Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc. Read more About the Author Danielle Wood lives in San Francisco. Although she went to college, she's taken a lot of her own advice: she was an apprentice, an intern, a voracious traveler, and a self-proclaimed dabbler before trying her hand at writing. She's currently at work on her second book. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Milady Standard Esthetics Fundamentals Exam Review

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Pdf:Milady Standard Esthetics Fundamentals Exam Review.About the Author The Premier Source for Education Resources in Cosmetology, Esthetics, Barbering, Nail Technology, Makeup, Massage Therapy, Salon & Spa Management and Business Training. Serving the Beauty and Wellness Industry since 1927. Read more

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Ask Powerful Questions: Create Conversations That Matter

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Pdf:Ask Powerful Questions: Create Conversations That Matter.Review From my experience of working with Will for many years, I know firsthand that he lives what he teaches. This book is an anthem to Will's potent teaching, waking people up to themselves and others--for the benefit of us all.Dr. Laurie L. Mulvey, Executive DirectorWorld in Conversation, Center for Public Diplomacy In a world where certainty is valued and judgment often replaces discernment, Ask Powerful Questions builds a compelling case for fostering curiosity, finding clarity, and creating connections. If you dare, follow the simple (but not easy) path that Will Wise provides to help you find self-awareness, empathy, and personal transformation.Maren Showkeir, Co-authorAuthentic Conversations: Moving from Manipulation to Trust and CommitmentListening is our most fundamental tool for healing the world's wounds and I thought I was a pretty good at it. But after reading Will Wise's book, I realize that I have a long way to go. At the same time, I am excited because now I have become aware of the basics of good of listening--e.g., the traps to avoid, the dispositions to cultivate, the tools to hone. Wise provides all this and more through personal stories, compelling examples and effective practices. The result: A concise treatise on the fundamentals of transformative listening.Dr. Chris Uhl, AuthorTeaching as if Life Matters: The Promise of a New Education CultureThis book is for every leader. Serious leaders. This book will help leaders everywhere be more  effective. Bob Tiede, AuthorGreat Leaders Ask Great Questions: A Fortune 100 List Read more About the Author Will Wise, M.Ed., has been asking powerful questions for over two decades as a corporate development consultant, .environmental educator, collegiate instructor, adventure guide, and team-building facilitator. Will is the cofounder of We!™, a consulting practice committed to transforming workplaces by building authentic connections, resulting in increased efficiency and higher job satisfaction among employees. Will's clients have included JetBlue, TEDx, Typeform, and Penn State. He lives in Central Pennsylvania with his wife and three children. Read more

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The Complete Guide to Service Learning: Proven, Practical Ways to Engage Students in Civic Responsibility, Academic Curriculum, & Social Action

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Pdf:The Complete Guide to Service Learning: Proven, Practical Ways to Engage Students in Civic Responsibility, Academic Curriculum, & Social Action.Review “Rich in information, ideas, and practical suggestions, this guide inspires and reminds me how important our youth are and what valuable contributors they can be. Cathryn’s book brings learning and service to life.” —Elaine Liebsohn, America’s Promise Alliance   Read more From the Publisher 'The Complete Guide to Service Learning' was awarded the 2004 Seal of Excellence by the Council for Service-Learning. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The College Solution: A Guide for Everyone Looking for the Right School at the Right Price (2nd Edition)

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Pdf:The College Solution: A Guide for Everyone Looking for the Right School at the Right Price (2nd Edition).Review “The College Solution provides a roadmap for students and parents trying to figure out the complex path to college. At every step along the process, Lynn O’Shaughnessy provides the necessary information families need to know about admissions and financial aid in an easy-to-digest format. Students and parents are inundated with information about college these days and this is a great book to help you figure out what really matters.” —Jeffrey J. Selingo, vice president and editorial director, The Chronicle of Higher Education   “Chock-full of information about college entrance and affordability, O’Shaughnessy’s second edition of The College Solution is sure to raise your admission and financial aid ‘IQ.’” —Seth Allen, Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid, Pomona College   “The College Solution is an easy-to-read conversational guide to paying for college. Lynn O’Shaughnessy is a champion for consumers and will help you pick the college that is the best fit for you and your wallet.” —Mark Kantrowitz, publisher of Fastweb.com and FinAid.com and the author of The Secrets to Winning a Scholarship   “Even though I’ve been labeled a ‘college admissions expert,’ this is a book that I wish I had read when my son was still in high school. Jam-packed with information about testing, college essays, interviews, financial aid, and much, much more, this highly readable guide will help parents and their children through an often confusing process.” —Robert Schaeffer, a founder of The National Center for Fair & Open Testing (FairTest) Read more About the Author Lynn O’Shaughnessy is a nationally recognized higher-ed author, journalist, and speaker. She writes frequently about college issues for CBS MoneyWatch and for her own popular college blog at TheCollegeSolution.com.   Lynn has written or been interviewed about college for such media outlets as Money Magazine, Bloomberg Businessweek, The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, Fox Business News, Huffington Post, Parade Magazine, CBS This Morning, USA Today, and US News & World Report. She is the consulting director of college planning, K-12, at the University of California, San Diego Extension. She also is a frequent speaker on how families can find and afford great schools. Lynn’s daughter is a recent college graduate and her son is a college sophomore. Lynn is a graduate of the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism.   Read more

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Decoding College: Stories, Strategies, and Struggles of First-Generation College Students

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Pdf:Decoding College: Stories, Strategies, and Struggles of First-Generation College Students.Review 'There are over 5,300 colleges in the United States. For all students, applying and selecting a college is a challenge. This task is even more daunting for first generation college students. Kallie Clark, drawing on her extensive experiences in urban high schools, presents the big picture of college choice, and provides a step-by-step guide that takes students through the college application process. This book is a valuable resource for educators, students, families, and anyone who wants access to materials that will engage students in effectively navigating college admissions.' —Melissa Roderick, Senior Director at the Chicago Consortium on School Research and founder of The University of Chicago's Network for College Success Read more

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The College Solution: A Guide for Everyone Looking for the Right School at the Right Price

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Pdf:The College Solution: A Guide for Everyone Looking for the Right School at the Right Price.This bestseller has been completely updated to provide you with the answers that you need to find wonderful colleges and universities at more affordable prices. The second edition of The College Solution, which contains approximately 90% new material, is aimed at helping parents and teenagers become empowered consumers as they navigate through the college process. Billions of dollars are available to pay for college, but not everybody gets their share. It's not always the families with the brightest students or the parents who are struggling financially who receive the most money. The College Solution shares the secrets of how you can capture some of this money for your own family. The book provides advice on such topics as financial aid, merit scholarships, athletic scholarships, admission hooks, the important differences between colleges and universities, college rankings, the best student loans and the latest online tools to evaluate the generosity of schools. O’Shaughnessy presents an easy-to-use, proven road map for getting past the ratings, and finding the right schools at the right price. No other book offers this much practical guidance on choosing and paying for college now – and no other book will save you as much money!

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Winning Scholarships for College: An Insider's Guide to Paying for College

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Pdf:Winning Scholarships for College: An Insider's Guide to Paying for College.About the Author In her senior year of high school, Marianne won over $400,000 in scholarships for college. As perhaps the first student ever to amass nearly half a million dollars in scholarship money, she has been featured in many publications including USA Today, People, Newsweek, Money, Essence and on the cover of Parade. She has made hundreds of radio and television appearances on shows such as “Good Morning America,” “The Home Show,” and the “Mike & Maty Show.” In addition, not only has Marianne been a scholarship applicant and a mega scholarship winner she has also served as a decision-maker for scholarship committees, sponsored several scholarships, and coached thousands of other students to help them get scholarships for college. Ragins is the author of the highly successful Winning Scholarships for College: An Insider’s Guide, College Survival & Success Skills 101, and other publications. She is the president of The Scholarship Workshop and sponsor of the Leading the Future II and Ragins Braswell National Scholarships. Ragins is an experienced motivational speaker and lecturer who has traveled nationally and internationally conducting The Scholarship Workshop presentation and giving other motivational seminars and speeches. Read more

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1,027 GRE Practice Questions, 5th Edition: GRE Prep for an Excellent Score (Graduate School Test Preparation)

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Pdf:1,027 GRE Practice Questions, 5th Edition: GRE Prep for an Excellent Score (Graduate School Test Preparation).About the Author The experts at The Princeton Review have been helping students, parents, and educators achieve the best results at every stage of the education process since 1981. In addition to helping millions succeed on standardized tests, The Princeton Review provides expert advice and instruction to help parents, teachers, students, and schools navigate the complexities of school admission. Along with classroom courses in over 40 states and 20 countries, The Princeton Review also offers online and school-based courses, one-to-one and small-group tutoring, and online services in both admission counseling and academic homework help. Read more

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EasyScript Express: How to Take Fast and Legible Notes Notes

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Pdf:EasyScript Express: How to Take Fast and Legible Notes Notes.Review From the Publisher The Only English Grammar-Based Method EasyScript is a simple speedwriting method that's easy to learn and easy to remember. All you need to know basic English Grammar and remember five abbreviating rules. It's proven by people of almost all occupations from salespersons and managers to secretaries and students. You also have the option to transcribe your abbreviations using ComputerScript software, which translates your typed abbreviations into readable text. EasyScript and ComputerScript use identical rules and can be used separately. EasyScript Is * quick to learn : it takes less than a day and uses knowledge you already have * easy to master : it's based on English Grammar and a small set of rules so anyone can learn it and no more endless memorizing of shorthand symbols! * proven to work : more than 30,000 people all over the globe use the system and the customer base is consistently growing * ready to use right away : no tests, no further study; once you've learned it you're ready to go. --Legend PublishingFrom the Author Imagine being able to write as twice as fast and take information down when people speak! Who wants to spend months learning traditional shorthand? Now you don't have to. Existing shorthand methods are based on learning of a large volume of random and hard-to-memorize abbreviations which require very extensive studying and daily usage of the symbols memorized. Those abbreviations that are not used daily cannot be remembered when needed. EasyScript/ComputerScript is a simple, easy-to-learn, easy-to-remember, shorthand and speedwriting method. It is logical and makes sense. Best of all, you can master this method in just a few hours with our convenient self-study programs. EasyScript/ComputerScript concept is unique and offers a promise of demystifying a confusing and intimidating subject and empowering you to succeed. We are happy to report that after its introduction in 1990 EasyScript/ComputerScript has become a widely recognized and regarded speed writing/typing method in the United States and it is gaining acceptance in many regions and countries around the world such as United Kingdom, South America, Scandinavia, West Africa, China, India, Indonesia, France, Japan, Germany, Spain, Italy, Canada, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Israel, Australia and New Zealand. --Legend Publishing Read more About the Author Leonard Levin , Founder and President of Legend Publishing, has been actively involved in research and development of a new methodology for improving speedwriting, typing and computer transcription for the last 15 years. He started to research a new methodology in 1989 and under his management EasyScript/ ComputerScript products were developed and became commercially available in 1997. He has been conducting EasyScript public and private seminars since 1990 and his training rating on a national scale from 1 to 10 is 8+. He became a recognized expert in the field of speed writing/typing and his seminars throughout the United States won praise from major companies, institutions, and general public. He authored two U.S. patents 'Method for Entering Text Using Abbreviated Word Forms' #4,760,528 and 'Method of Rapid Entering of Text into Computer Equipment' #4,969,097. He published nine books on speed writing, typing, and computerized transcription which are very well received and are widely available in the US and abroad from the major retail and on-line distributors such as Barnes & Noble, Amazon.com USA, Amazon.co.uk, Baker & Taylor, and Ingram Book Company. Read more

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Get Up or Give Up: How I Almost Gave Up on Teaching

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Pdf:Get Up or Give Up: How I Almost Gave Up on Teaching.About the Author Michael Bonner is a second-grade teacher at South Greenville Elementary School in Greenville, NC. He is working hard every day to make a profound impact on his students with his vision to teach them to become productive global citizens. Michael was voted Teacher of the Year by his peers and also received the Pacesetters Award from the American Association for Blacks in Higher Education. Michael was honored by Ellen DeGeneres in recognition of his positive and innovative approaches to education for children struggling with the challenges of poverty. In February 2017, Ellen Degeneres flew his class to Los Angeles to surprise them by making a music video with amazing celebrities such as Ice Cube, Big Sean, Migos, Ty Dolla Sign, and Lin Manuel Miranda! Since then, Michael Bonner has been speaking at universities and corporate events on the importance of educational equity and the necessity for quality teachers. Read more

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A Moving Account of the Struggles and Achievements of America's Educationally Underprepared

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Pdf:A Moving Account of the Struggles and Achievements of America's Educationally Underprepared.Review 'A mirror to the many lacking perfect grammar and spelling who may see their dreams translated into reality after all.' -Los Angeles Times Book Review'Vividly written . . . tears apart all of society's prejudices about the academic abilities of the underprivileged.' -New York Times Read more About the Author Mike Rose is a professor in the UCLA Graduate School of Education and Information Studies. He has taught in a wide range of educational settings, from elementary school to adult literacy and job training programs. He is a member of the National Academy of Education and the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship, the Grawemeyer Award in Education, and awards from the Spencer Foundation, the National Council of Teachers of English, the Modern Language Association, and the American Educational Research Association. He also received the Commonwealth Club of California’s Award for Literary Excellence in Nonfiction. His books include Lives on the Boundary: The Struggles and Achievements of America’s Educationally Underprepared, Possible Lives: The Promise of Public Education in America, The Mind at Work: Valuing the Intelligence of the American Worker, Why School?: Reclaiming Education for All of Us, and Back to School: Why Everyone Deserves a Second Chance at Education. Read more

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Summary: The Power Of Habits by Charles Duhigg: - More knowledge in less time

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Pdf:Summary: The Power Of Habits by Charles Duhigg: - More knowledge in less time.Summary: The Power Of Habits by Charles Duhigg The Power of Habit is more than just a scientific work filled with scientific information. It is also a book that can help us to understand why there are habits in our lives, how they are created, whether they can be changed, and, if yes, how they can be changed. This book is practical literature with a practical approach to solving a problem. A Journey through time to the edge of scientific discoveries that explain why we form habits and how we can change or substitute them for ones we'd like.Duhigg engages the reader beautifully with intriguing anecdotes that delight, amuse and surprise you, whilst giving the gift of vast amounts of insight and information. A truly fresh perspective on the psychology of routine, from the good luck ritual performed religiously by an athlete, to the forefront of revolution, life, in all aspects is driven by this mechanism.Understanding this fully will assist us in improving ourselves, physically, mentally and emotionally, and in turn our lives and our livelihoods in ways we may have always wanted to. Utilising its power can enrich and enhance our communities and quality of life for many more people, and as such this Bestseller is essentially a bible for anybody with a growth mindset.Detailed overview of the bookMost valuable lessons and informationKey Takeaways and AnalysisIn addition, the author draws heavily on stories of people and events to provide anecdotal support and cogent examples of his theories of habit and habit change. Duhigg is a Pulitzer Prize winning journalist for The New York Times where he writes on business topics. He has a background in History from Yale University and an MBA from the Harvard Business School. In 2010 he won the Science in Society Journalism Award from the National Association for Science Writers. Benefits of Swiftread summaries:Readability: clear, concise and well-written for easy reading.Retention: structured into logical sections and enhanced with bullet points, lists and quotations to maximize retention of knowledge.Review: provides a fast knowledge refresher when you need it.Take action today and download this book for a limited time discount of only $2.99!

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Summary: The plant paradox: The Hidden Dangers in 'Healthy' Foods That Cause Disease and Weight Gain By Dr Steven Gundry

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Pdf:Summary: The plant paradox: The Hidden Dangers in 'Healthy' Foods That Cause Disease and Weight Gain By Dr Steven Gundry.Summary Of The Plant Paradox By Dr Steven GundrySteven Gundry's The Plant Paradox is a diet book, which argues that many fruits and vegetables are dangerous to your health. Gundry says that a plant protein called lectin is responsible for obesity and many autoimmune disorders. Gundry offers a diet that eliminates lectins, GMOs, and other toxins. This diet will allow people to reduce weight, improve health, and eliminate a wide range of conditions including diabetes, heart disease, lupus, and more.Lectins are plant toxins. Plants evolved lectins as poisons to discourage insects from eating plant seeds or other parts of the plant. Lectins are in most plants and can cause sickness in humans. Eating good plants is vital for health, but many plants we typically think of as "healthy" are actually full of lectins, which cause damage to the body.Click Buy now with 1-Click to Own Your Copy Today!

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First Little Readers Parent Pack: Guided Reading Level C: 25 Irresistible Books That Are Just the Right Level for Beginning Readers

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Pdf:First Little Readers Parent Pack: Guided Reading Level C: 25 Irresistible Books That Are Just the Right Level for Beginning Readers.About the Author Liza Charlesworth is an educational editor and author who specializes in books for primary students. She has written several books for Scholastic Professional Books. Read more

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Living When a Loved One Has Died: Revised Edition

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Pdf:Living When a Loved One Has Died: Revised Edition.Review If you're far away when someone you care about is in mourning, send this book—it's the next best thing to being there. And if you doubt whether your being there will do any good, read this book, and you will learn how to become the wise, reassuring, and understanding person a good friend is when a loved one has died. —Minneapolis Star Read more About the Author Rabbi Earl A. Grollman is an internationally recognized bereavement counselor who has been named Hero of the Heartland and given the Distinguished Human Service Award from Yeshiva University, among countless other awards. He is author of the best-selling Living When a Loved One Has Died (Beacon / 2719-7 / $10.00 pb), among many other books, and articles about him and his work have appeared in USA Today, Harper's, Reader's Digest, Ann Landers, People, and in virtually every major American daily. He lives in Belmont, Massachusetts. Read more

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Mathematical Mindsets: Unleashing Students' Potential through Creative Math, Inspiring Messages and Innovative Teaching

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Pdf:Mathematical Mindsets: Unleashing Students' Potential through Creative Math, Inspiring Messages and Innovative Teaching.Review “…positive and absorbing…” (Teach Secondary, February 2016) Read more From the Back Cover PRAISE FOR MATHEMATICAL MINDSETS 'Mistakes, struggles, creativity, beauty, flexibility, equity—Jo Boaler uses these words to describe a vision of mathematics where every student thrives and becomes a mathematical thinker. By following Boaler's roadmap, perhaps we can once and for all lay to rest decades of archaic and destructive notions about what it takes to be good at math.' —Cathy Seeley, Past President, National Council of Teachers of Mathematics and author of Faster Isn't Smarter and Smarter Than We Think 'Jo Boaler is justifiably tired of all the uninformed BS about math education. Too many children's lives are being harmed. In this book, she takes the gloves off and comes out fighting. Her weapon? Scientific data. Lots of it. A readable, engaging, compelling case for revolutionizing math education. Ignore her message and you (or your children, or your students) will be locked out of much of the 21st Century.' —Dr. Keith Devlin, Stanford University mathematician, NPR 'Math Guy,' and author of Mathematics Education for a New Era 'Jo Boaler calls out the mindsets that can cripple a student's aptitude for math and ways to change them. More than just a replacement set of positive messages, Jo's book elaborates practical, research-tested strategies for teaching, assessment, practice, and homework—all to help a student learn and love to learn mathematics.' —Dan Meyer, former math teacher, Chief Academic Officer at Desmos, author, and consultant Scores of students hate and fear math, so they end up leaving school without an understanding of basic mathematical concepts. How can we help all children know that they have vast mathematics potential? How can teachers instruct in a way that brings this belief to life? Drawing on her extensive research with thousands of students, author Jo Boaler reveals how teachers, parents, and other caregivers can transform children's ideas and experiences of math through a positive growth mindset method. Filled with illustrative examples, Mathematical Mindsets is an important guide to the information, techniques, and activities that can be put in place to make math more enjoyable and achievable for all students. Mathematical Mindsets shows how the entire approach to math teaching and learning—from paying attention to the math questions and reviewing the tasks students work on to the methods teachers and parents use to encourage or grade students—needs to be changed to help students realize the joys of learning and understanding math. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Leverage Leadership 2.0: A Practical Guide to Building Exceptional Schools

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Pdf:Leverage Leadership 2.0: A Practical Guide to Building Exceptional Schools.From the Back Cover LEVERAGE YOUR LEADERSHIP Exceptional school leaders across the globe are changing the narrative of what is possible in school leadership simply by focusing on how they use their time: what they do and how and when they do it. Fully revised and updated from the first edition, Leverage Leadership 2.0 is grounded in the experience of more than 20,000 school leaders worldwide and offers the most current on-the-ground techniques to transform your leadership. By consistently using seven principles or 'levers,' each minute of each day is leveraged to maximal results: Drive as much teacher development in a year as most schools do in twenty (instructional levers—Chapters 1–4) Build the habits of mind and heart that can shape a strong school culture (cultural levers—Chapters 5–7) With over 30 updated videos of top-tier leaders in action along with fully updated professional development materials, ready-to-use rubrics, and calendars, Leverage Leadership 2.0 brings great schools to you—and allows you to create one yourself. 'Paul Bambrick-Santoyo has his boots on the ground. This gifted teacher, school leader, and leader of leaders does the work every day in his highly successful Uncommon Schools. Leverage Leadership 2.0 affirms his rare ability to see what works in school leadership. This book is as crucial for superintendents as it is for principals, teacher leaders, and policymakers. A must-read!' —Kim Marshall, Consultant, Principal Coach and Author of Rethinking Teacher Supervision and Evaluation 'In the fight to eradicate the achievement gap, Leverage Leadership 2.0 is the complete arsenal. Culled from thousands of hours of observing extraordinary leaders obtaining exceptional results, this book identifies the seven key levers of school and student success. Don't just read Leverage Leadership 2.0, implement it—now! The state of our schools demands it.' —Elizabeth Topoluk, Director, Friends of Education 'Leverage Leadership 2.0 is a stand-out among the millions of books principals have cluttering their shelves on leadership and student achievement. Bambrick-Santoyo provides an unequivocal blueprint on implementing effective change that will bolster student achievement in an actionable way.' —Nakia Haskins, Principal, Brooklyn Brownstone School Read more About the Author PAUL BAMBRICK-SANTOYO is the Chief Schools Officer for high schools at Uncommon Schools and the Founder and Dean of the Leverage Leadership Institute, creating proofpoints of excellence in urban schools worldwide. He is the author of Driven by Data, Leverage Leadership, Great Habits, Great Readers, Get Better Faster, and A Principal Manager's Guide to Leverage Leadership 2.0. Read more

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Breakthrough Principals: A Step-by-Step Guide to Building Stronger Schools

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Pdf:Breakthrough Principals: A Step-by-Step Guide to Building Stronger Schools.From the Back Cover THE PROVEN FRAMEWORK THAT CAN TRANSFORM YOUR SCHOOL Breakthrough Principals debunks the myth of the 'superhero' principal by detailing the common actions and practices of leaders at our nation's fastest-gaining public schools. Based on the authors' Transformational Leadership Framework, which they developed through in-depth study of more than 100 high-gaining, high-poverty schools, the book distills findings into a practical, action-focused plan for diagnosing school needs and implementing structures, systems, and practices that accelerate student achievement. Brought to life by real-world stories of principals who have led transformative gains in student achievement, the book is a how-to guide for increasing the quality of teaching and learning; improving culture; attracting and supporting high-performing teachers; and involving parents and community effectively. Breakthrough Principals unveils the details behind the success stories from across the nation, providing a roadmap to dramatic school improvement. 'As CEO of Chicago Public Schools and U.S. Secretary of Education, I have seen firsthand the life-changing impact that highly skilled principals have on school and student success. In Breakthrough Principals, New Leaders distills what it has learned from 15 years of training, supporting, and studying such exemplary school leaders into a step-by-step guide that can help every principal—particularly those leading schools most in need of improvement—achieve similarly transformative results.' —Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education, 2009–2015 'Breakthrough Principals details the essential role school leaders play in ensuring that exceptional teaching and learning occurs in every classroom. The book shows how exemplary principals build powerful cultures, develop robust leadership teams and teacher leaders, and provide effective professional learning, thereby creating schools where both teachers and students excel.' —Irvin Scott, Deputy Director of Effective Teaching, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Read more About the Author JEAN DESRAVINES serves as chief executive officer of New Leaders, an innovative school reform organization that develops and supports highly effective leaders to turn around the nation's high-need public schools. JAIME AQUINO is chief program officer at New Leaders. BENJAMIN FENTON is cofounder and chief strategy officer at New Leaders. Read more

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Essential Truths for Principals

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Pdf:Essential Truths for Principals.Review 'Essential Truths for Principals is the book I've been waiting for from Danny and Todd. It's been a few years since I was last a Principal, and reading this book makes me want to go back and lead a school. Read this book, buy one for a friend and share the magic, your mindset and goals will be supercharged for sure!' ― Adam Welcome, Director of Edu Partnerships, CA 'Danny and Todd have created a handbook of priorities that should stay at arm’s reach for every principal. Their approach to leadership and culture places emphasis on what is truly important in our profession. Essential Truths for Principals is perfect for those moments when we need reassurance of our WHY, and to clear our busy minds in order to focus on people first.' ― Bethany Hill, Elementary Principal at Central Elementary, AR 'What a positive book! As I read, I reflected on what I’m doing in our school to be better than I was yesterday for our students, staff, and families. Each chapter is a challenge set forth by two people who know what it’s like to be a successful principal, Dr. Danny Steele and Dr. Todd Whitaker. I plan on rereading this book on those days when I need a little inspiration to interact with our students and staff. Thanks for reigniting my passion for my profession!' ― Jay Posick, Principal at Merton Intermediate School, WI 'Essential Truths for Principals is real advice for school leaders. It addresses common issues that principals face and provides the rationale for addressing them. Principals will garner the tools to become better school leaders by reading this book. Whitaker and Steele have created a valuable resource for educators in Essential Truths for Principals!' – Brandon Johnson, Principal at Lake Ridge High School, TX Read more About the Author Danny Steele (@steelethoughts) is a principal from Birmingham, Alabama, and has worked in public education for over 25 years. In 2016, he was named Alabama’s Secondary Principal of the Year. He has presented at numerous state and national conferences, and he serves as an adjunct instructor at the University of Montevallo. Danny writes an educational leadership blog that has received over 5 million page views. Todd Whitaker (@toddwhitaker) is a professor of educational leadership at the University of Missouri. He is a leading presenter in the field of education and has written more than 50 books including the national bestsellers What Great Teachers Do Differently and Your First Year: How to Survive and Thrive as a New Teacher, co-written with Madeline Whitaker Good and Katherine Whitaker. Read more

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Onward: Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators

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Pdf:Onward: Cultivating Emotional Resilience in Educators.From the Back Cover Become a Resilient Teacher and Transform Your Classroom, Your School, and the Greater Society Resilience in teachers is key for creating quality classrooms and schools. The opportunity for becoming resilient originates in how an educator makes sense of irritants, interruptions, and unexpected events, because interpretation dictates actions. By cultivating resilience, teachers can fulfill the intentions that brought them into the teaching profession. Onward is a practical resource for cultivating resilience in educators that is based on the author's research in emotional resilience, psychology, systems thinking, and change management and on ten years of testing in schools and offices. Onward outlines a conceptual framework with four parts: who we are, where we are, what we do, and how we are. The book identifies 12 habits and dispositions that can be cultivated in order to build resilience. Become a resilient teacher and help transform your classroom and the world! 'With courage, humility, and boundless hope for what schools might become, Elena Aguilar charts a path for nurturing the resilience of educators at every level. Both loving and resolute, she guides readers to embrace their whole and complex selves—to cultivate trust and empathy, to play and rest, and to build community with others in the service of creating more just and compassionate schools.' —PARKER J. PALMER, author of The Courage to Teach, Let Your Life Speak, and On the Brink of Everything 'With this framework, Elena Aguilar gives us a curriculum of hope that we can teach each other in our learning communities, detailing a path forward through the temptations of quitting and the dangers of burnout. This serves as a guide for everyone working in or with schools, to keep our best teachers strong for the children who need us.' —SHANNA PEEPLES, 2015 National Teacher of the Year Read more About the Author ELENA AGUILAR is the founder and president of Bright Morning Consulting, an educational consulting group that works around the world supporting educators to meet the needs of children. She is the author of The Art of Coaching and The Art of Coaching Teams and a longtime contributor to Edutopia and EdWeek. Read more

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The Principal's Guide to Managing School Personnel

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Pdf:The Principal's Guide to Managing School Personnel.Review 'This book serves as a valuable tool for districts seeking to enhance the skill level of their principals and would be ideal for professional development. I would have greatly welcomed a book of this nature when I was a principal.' Author: Carolyn Banks, Regional Director of Teacher Education Published On: 2008-09-03'An excellent tool for aspiring principals as well as those who find it uplifting to be reassured that they are doing the right thing.' Author: Gerard Dery, Principal Published On: 2008-09-03'Demonstrates the importance of the principal in personnel issues and provides thoughtful and well-researched suggestions, formats, behaviors, and ideas for dealing with the management, leadership, selection, induction, retention, and dismissal of employees. The chapters on conflict and adverse situations are of particular help.' Author: Rosemarie Young, Principal Published On: 2008-09-03“The book does a wonderful job of taking the research about personnel management and translating it into practice for aspiring and current school leaders.” Author: Patricia M. Richardson, Professor of Practice Published On: 2008-09-04'Principals, superintendents, district-level leaders, school board members, and human resource directors would all benefit from this book. The material and concepts presented are germane to today’s leadership challenges. The personnel function is more than hiring and firing, it is the heart and soul of schools and a critical factor that directly relates to student achievement.' Author: Boyd Dressler, Professor Published On: 2008-09-04 Read more About the Author Learn more about Richard Sorenson′s PD offeringsRichard D. Sorenson, Professor Emeritus, is the former department chairperson of the Educational Leadership and Foundations Department at The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). He also served as the director of the Principal Preparation Program. He earned his doctorate from Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi in educational leadership. Dr. Sorenson served public schools for 25 years as a social studies teacher, principal, and associate superintendent for human resources. Dr. Sorenson continues to work with graduate students at UTEP teaching school-based budgeting and school personnel. He was named The University of Texas at El Paso College of Education Professor of the Year (2005), and he remains an active writer with numerous professional journal publications. Dr. Sorenson has authored textbooks, teacher resource guides, and workbooks related to elementary and secondary social studies curricula. He conducts workshops at the state and national levels, and he has been actively involved in numerous professional organizations, including the Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association (TEPSA), and the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals (TASSP), for which he conducted annual new-principal academy workshops the previous 12-years. Dr. Sorenson continues his research agenda in the area of the school principalship, specifically the examination of conditions and factors that inhibit and discourage lead teachers from entering school administration. He makes time each day to exercise, walking 4 to 10 miles, depending on how industrious he feels! Dr. Sorenson has been married to his wife, Donna, the love of his life, for the past 40 years, and they have two adult children, Lisa (a second-grade teacher with Cypress-Fairbanks ISD in Houston, Texas) and Ryan (an Exercise Physiologist in El Paso, Texas), a wonderful son-in-law, Sam (a petroleum engineer in Houston, Texas), and two grandchildren, Savannah Grace and Nehemiah Timothy – all of whom are the pride and joy of his life. Rick and Donna reside in El Paso, Texas, on the U.S./Mexico border, with their home facing the majestic Franklin Mountains. Of course, the Sorenson family remains a lover of Pugs, most notably one Little Bit (wanna go?), and Olive (wanna snack?) too. Read more

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What Great Principals Do Differently

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Pdf:What Great Principals Do Differently.About the Author Dr. Todd Whitaker has been fortunate to be able to blend his passion with his career. Recognized as a leading motivational speaker in the field of education, his message about the importance of teaching has resonated with hundreds of thousands of educators around the world. Todd is a professor of educational leadership at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana, and he has spent his life pursuing his love of education by researching and studying effective teachers and principals. Prior to moving into higher education he was a math teacher and basketball coach in Missouri. Todd then served as a principal at the middle school, junior high, and high school levels. Todd received the President's Medal from Indiana State University (the university's highest award for faculty) in 2013. One of the nation’s leading authorities on staff motivation, teacher leadership, and principal effectiveness, Todd has written many educational books including the national best seller, What Great Teachers Do Differently. Other titles include: Dealing With Difficult Teachers, Teaching Matters, Great Quotes for Great Educators, What Great Principals Do Differently, and Dealing With Difficult Parents. Read more

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The Art of Coaching: Effective Strategies for School Transformation

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Pdf:The Art of Coaching: Effective Strategies for School Transformation.From the Back Cover The Art of Coaching offers all the tools necessary for professionals who coach educators. It demystifies the process of coaching with easy-to-apply, immediately actionable ideas. Elena Aguilar offers a model for transformational coaching designed for new and veteran coaches, teacher leaders, mentors, principals, and other administrators. This comprehensive research and practice-based guide covers how to create a coaching vision, build trust, listen well, ask powerful questions, and develop a work plan. It also addresses coaching conversations and describes dozens of coaching activities to develop an educator's practice. The Art of Coaching highlights common challenges followed by creative solutions. It's filled with numerous practical tools: rubrics, cheat sheets, and coaching sentence stems. The concluding section on professional development is geared for coaches and those who supervise them. The website, www.elenaaguilar.com, provides a wealth of additional tools and tips. Praise for The Art of Coaching 'This book challenges coaches to be fully intentional—with equal doses of care and rigor.' —Lynda Tredway, Independent Leadership Coach, Washington D.C. and former coordinator, Principal Leadership Institute, U.C. Berkeley 'Elena Aguilar knows how to foster the bravery and humility teachers must have to transform their practices. Her methods will help coaches become the trusted, supportive forces we need in our teaching lives.' —Ariel Sacks, teacher leader and education writer, Brooklyn, New York 'To produce drastic gains in the academic achievement levels of our students we need the strongest, most prepared teachers. The Art of Coaching provides concrete, actionable steps to move teachers along the continuum of excellence to meet this challenge head on.' —Heather Lechner, turnaround school leader, New Orleans, Louisiana 'In this book, Aguilar masterfully covers the theory of coaching and offers much wise and practical advice brought to life through engaging stories from her experience.' —Elizabeth R. Simons, PhD, school coach, Berkeley, California Read more About the Author Elena Aguilar is an instructional and leadership coach in the Oakland Unified School District. Elena writes about education for Edutopia and for Education Week's Teacher Magazine, and is also a member of the Teacher Leaders Network. Read more

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What Great Teachers Do Differently: 17 Things That Matter Most

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Pdf:What Great Teachers Do Differently: 17 Things That Matter Most.About the Author Dr. Todd Whitaker has been fortunate to be able to blend his passion with his career. Recognized as a leading motivational speaker in the field of education, his message about the importance of teaching has resonated with hundreds of thousands of educators around the world. Todd is a professor of educational leadership at Indiana State University in Terre Haute, Indiana, and he has spent his life pursuing his love of education by researching and studying effective teachers and principals. Prior to moving into higher education he was a math teacher and basketball coach in Missouri. Todd then served as a principal at the middle school, junior high, and high school levels. Todd received the President's Medal from Indiana State University (the university's highest award for faculty) in 2013. One of the nation’s leading authorities on staff motivation, teacher leadership, and principal effectiveness, Todd has written many educational books including the national best seller, What Great Teachers Do Differently. Other titles include: Dealing With Difficult Teachers, Teaching Matters, Great Quotes for Great Educators, What Great Principals Do Differently, and Dealing With Difficult Parents. Read more

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Don′t Suspend Me!: An Alternative Discipline Toolkit

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Pdf:Don′t Suspend Me!: An Alternative Discipline Toolkit.Review 'Don’t Suspend Me! is needed across all schools. This book will give administrators an easy-to-follow plan while dealing with the variety of discipline issues on a daily basis.'  Author: Leo Castillo, Principal'Don’t Suspend Me!  offers a timely topic and gets into the nuts and bolts of the practitioner′s point of view.  The toolbox nature is exactly what is needed for those who have determined to try alternative discipline options and now need specific guidance on how to implement.'   Author: Jason Thompson, Assistant Principal'The depth of coverage in this book is great, no matter what issues are being dealt with.  Don′t Suspend Me! is a comprehensive toolkit that is very practical, well written, and useful.'   Author: Mimi Bonds, Director Student Services Read more About the Author Dr. Jessica Djabrayan Hannigan is an Assistant Professor in the Educational Leadership Department at California State University, Fresno. She works with schools and districts throughout the nation on designing and implementing effective behavior systems. Her expertise include Response to Intervention (RTI) Behavior, Multi-Tiered Systems of Supports (MTSS), Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports (PBIS), Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) and more. The combination of her special education and student support services background, school and district level administration, and higher education research experiences has allowed her to develop inclusive research based best practices around systemic implementation of behavior initiatives throughout the nation. Some of her recognitions include being named California Outstanding School Psychologist of the Year, Administrator of the Year, Outstanding Faculty Publications and Service Award recipient, being recognized by the California Legislature Assembly for her work in social justice and equity, and receiving the inaugural Association of California School Administrators Exemplary Woman in Education Award in 2017 for her relentless work around equity in schools.  Read more

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Resource Management for School Administrators: Optimizing Fiscal, Facility, and Human Resources (The Concordia University Leadership Series)

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Pdf:Resource Management for School Administrators: Optimizing Fiscal, Facility, and Human Resources (The Concordia University Leadership Series).Review The authors have provided an outstanding book that trains to understand school district financial, facility, and human resources using clear, concise, and concrete examples that are easily grasped. (A. Lynn Himes, equity partner, Scariano, Himes and Petrarca, Chicago, Illinois)This book should make a significant contribution to all school leaders who desire to improve their school resource management. It is one of the few books I will keep handy and read more than once. I’m confident that those who read this book will find it valuable and insightful. (Dr. Cheryl Crates, Community Unit School District 300, Carpentersville, Illinois, Adjunct Professor Northern Illinois University)This book provides a comprehensive and excellent overview of Financial, Facilities and Human Resources and is valuable for all public and private-school administrators. (Dr. Michael A. Jacoby, executive director, Illinois Association of School Business Officials)As a school principal, superintendent and business manager for the past thirty years, I believe Drs. Schilling and Tomal present a practical and refreshing aspect to School Resource Management for the experienced and novice administrator. (Dr. Raymond J. LaPorte, Interim Business Manager School District 157)An outstanding research-based book for all school leaders and graduate students...the most thorough resource for financial, facility, and human resource management. (L. Arthur Safer, executive director, Division of Research and Doctoral Programs)It is refreshing and time to see a book on resource management including human resources. This book provides valuable insights and perspective from two of the top minds in the profession. This book should be read by every current HR and Financial professional and be required reading for certification courses. (Sarah Beyne, CEO, Digital Schools & former school board member)This relevant and comprehensive book provides an excellent resource for active school administrators or students in training to be school administrators. With a focus on the practitioner, the authors have provided a basis for understanding the profession. (Donald R. Johnson, Ed.D., superintendent and professor)This book is a ‘must have’ book for anyone who desiring current information on School Resource Management. (Robert K. Wilhite, Chairman, Department of Leadership, Concordia University Chicago; retired superintendent, Illinois High School District 215) Read more About the Author Daniel R. Tomal, Ph.D.is a Professor at Concordia University Chicago teaching educational leadership. He is a consultant and an author of ten books such as Action Research for Educators and Challenging Students to Learn by Rowman & Littlefield Education, and has made guest appearance on many national radio and television shows. Craig A. Schilling, Ed.D. is an Associate Professor at Concordia University Chicago teaching education finance, law, human resources and school business management. He has served on a number of state and national associations and spoken at state, national and international conferences. Read more

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Rethinking Teacher Supervision and Evaluation: How to Work Smart, Build Collaboration, and Close the Achievement Gap

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Pdf:Rethinking Teacher Supervision and Evaluation: How to Work Smart, Build Collaboration, and Close the Achievement Gap.From the Back Cover Rethinking Teacher Supervision and EvaluatioN | Second Edition In this thoroughly revised and updated resource, education expert Kim Marshall reveals why principals should reject the typical and often ineffective evaluation approaches, in which they use infrequent classroom visits or rely on standardized test scores, to assess a teacher's performance. As an antidote, Marshall offers a time-tested framework for supervision and evaluation that enlists teachers in improving the performance of all students. The book focuses on four strategies principals can take that make a real-world difference in the classroom: Making short, unannounced classroom visits followed by one-on-one feedback conversations; Participating much more actively in the curriculum unit-planning process; Working with teacher teams to analyze and follow up on interim assessment results; and Using rubrics for end-of-year teacher evaluation. This new edition includes: twelve key success factors for mini-observations, a deconstruction of the time management challenge that all principals face, a new chapter on the superintendent's role, and 'clicker' questions for professional development. This second edition of the bestselling book is filled with a wealth of useful tools and expert advice for using supervision and evaluation practices to promote and encourage professional development. Praise for Rethinking Teacher Supervision and Evaluation 'Kim Marshall's combination of real-world experience and visionary thinking creates a roadmap that has the potential to alter the national landscape on teacher supervision.' —Paul Bambrick-Santoyo, managing director, North Star Academy Network, Uncommon Schools 'Kim Marshall brings the wisdom of a seasoned principal and the insights of a scholar/researcher to this analysis of instructional leadership. His work is practical, smart, and, most of all, clear and accessible.' —Pedro A. Noguera, Ph.D., Peter L. Agnew Professor of Education, Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Development; executive director, Metropolitan Center for Urban Education, New York University Read more About the Author Kim Marshall was a teacher, central office administrator, and principal in the Boston public schools. He now advises and coaches new principals, working with New Leaders; teaches courses and leads workshops on instructional leadership; and publishes a weekly newsletter, the Marshall Memo, which summarizes ideas and research from fifty publications. (www.marshallmemo.com) Read more

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Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs Serving Children from Birth Through Age 8

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Pdf:Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs Serving Children from Birth Through Age 8.Review NAEYC could have taken the easy way out, made some cosmetic upgrades to the 1997 DAP edition, and republished it. Fortunately, the Association stayed on top of the rapidly changing body of knowledge and dug in to do the hard work. The result is a document that has the potential to be even more influential than the first two versions. That is saying a lot because the influence of NAEYC's position on developmentally appropriate practice has been immense.― Marilyn M. Smith, Council for Professional Recognition Read more About the Author Carol Copple is director of Publications and Initiatives in Educational Practice at NAEYC. She was on the faculty at Louisiana State University and the New School for Social Research. At the Educational Testing Service she co-developed and directed a research-based model for preschool education and conducted research on children's cognition. Her previous publications include Developmentally Appropriate Practice in Early Childhood Programs (Bredekamp & Copple 1997), Basics of Developmentally Appropriate Practice: An Introduction for Teachers of Children 3 to 6 (Bredekamp & Copple 2006), and Education the Young Thinker: Classroom Strategies for Cognitive Growth (Copple, Sigel, & Saunders 1984). She received her doctorate from Cornell University.Sue Bredekamp is an early childhood education consultant in Washington, DC. She has consulted for NAEYC, the Council for Professional Recognition, the Head Start BUreau, and state and local departments of education, and served on the Committee on Early Childhood Mathematics of the National Research Council. She developed a satellite television course on early literacy, HeadsUp! Reading. While director of Accreditation and Professional Development at NAEYC (1981–1998), she coauthored major NAEYC position statements and publications, including accreditation standards, on developmentally appropriate practice, curriculum and assessment, and learning to read and write. Currently she is writing a textbook, to be titled Effective Practices in Early Childhood Education: Becoming an Intentional Teacher. Her doctorate is from the University of Maryland. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Courageous Conversations About Race: A Field Guide for Achieving Equity in Schools

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Pdf:Courageous Conversations About Race: A Field Guide for Achieving Equity in Schools.Review 'What this book has given me is an effective set of tools to support me in understanding, first, my own racial biography and then how to discuss with my team race and its impact on education. The lessons from this book offer a useful starting point for every school district that wants to change mindsets, policies, and outcomes. Singleton takes readers on a personally and professionally transformative journey toward understanding and action.' Author: S. Dallas Dance, Superintendent Published On: 2014-09-23'All students, especially white students, need to read, think, converse and write about issues of race, racism and whiteness if teachers are to help move society into a more racially aware and just place for all. The work of Glenn Singleton and Pacific Educational Group gives educators the tools they need to have those Courageous Conversations.' Author: Jackie Roehl, 2012 Minnesota Teacher of the Year Published On: 2014-09-23'Brave and grounded, patient but pointed, Courageous Conversations About Race delivers a rare combination of critical information, illuminating perspective, and truly useful tools to get and keep us all engaged in the most important work of our time. A great nation is not defined by its ability to assimilate all of its citizens, but by its ability to provide equitable opportunities for all of them. This book shows us how.' Author: Dr. Anton Treuer, Author, Everything You Wanted to Know About Indians But Were Afraid to Ask; Executive Director, American Indian Resource Center Published On: 2014-09-23'When I finished reading this book, I immediately wanted to share it with others. Glenn Singleton provides strategies and tools to help one examine one′s own racial identity. His curriculum and modes of inquiry promote self-discovery and self-awareness. The racial autobiographies allowed me to deepen my racial consciousness and become a more effective Courageous Conversation practitioner.  Mr. Singleton is the best equity practitioner I have worked with―provocative, stimulating, mindful of the sensitivities of this topic, and devoted to fulfilling our racial equity mandate.' Author: Ellen C. Stein, Head of School Published On: 2014-09-23'In the first edition of his groundbreaking book, Courageous Conversations, Glenn Singleton made a powerful case that, in order to dismantle racism, it is first necessary to talk about and understand how power and privilege are related to race. In this second edition, he takes it one step further, adding racial autobiographies and supplements to make it even more accessible to diverse audiences. This work is sorely needed if we are ever to reach educational and social equity in our nation.' Author: Sonia Nieto, Professor Emerita - Language, Literacy, and Culture Published On: 2014-09-23'The City’s leadership team has used Pacific Educational Group’s training and the Courageous Conversation protocol effectively to launch our racial equity work. Sharing these concepts and approaches with our partners, Saint Paul Public Schools, has created a level of trust and understanding around racial equity we didn’t have before.' Author: Christopher B. Coleman, Mayor Published On: 2014-09-23'Aotearoa New Zealand and especially Auckland, is becoming increasingly diverse. Our learner population reflects that diversity, including Maori, Pacific and over 100 other ethnic groups. We are striving to create an environment that enables equity of success for all.   That involves learning how to engage with these learners on their terms, and confronting how people of different racial backgrounds understand and interact with each other. Courageous Conversations provides vital insights that guide our journey.'  Author: Rick Ede, Chief Executive 'Courageous Conversations About Race has guided our cultural transformation at Portland Public Schools toward becoming a more racially aware and culturally responsive institution - from our classroom instruction to our business and hiring practices. This protocol not only provides a way in to difficult conversations, it gives each of us the tools to see, own and act upon our role in perpetuating the status quo and understanding the urgency to reframe the paradigm for the success of all students.' Author: Carole Smith, Superintendent'Courageous Conversations About Race came across my desk at a time that I had almost given up on engaging in discussions of race and equity. I was exhausted from countless painful and unproductive conversations on this sensitive topic. I quickly learned why so many people choose not to engage in these conversations - because it is hard. This book not only inspires educators and system level leaders to courageously address what we have all become comfortable with ignoring, but also gives us concrete tools for productively entering a conversation about race.' Author: Veronica Benavides, Doctoral Candidate'In a nation that too often eschews either real dialogue or courage when it comes to issues like race and inequality, and particularly in regard to education, Glenn Singleton has demonstrated over many years just how important fearlessness can be in transforming schools and communities into places where justice is possible. The Courageous Conversation approach to enhancing equity is invaluable to the struggle for a more fair-minded and truly just America.' Author: Tim Wise, Antiracism educator Read more About the Author Glenn Eric Singleton hails from Baltimore, Maryland. A product of public elementary and independent secondary school, Singleton earned his bachelor’s degree from the University of Pennsylvania and his master’s degree from the Graduate School of Education at Stanford University. Singleton began his career as an Ivy League admissions director. In 1992, he founded Pacific Educational Group, Inc. (PEG) to support families in their transitions within and between K–12 and higher education. His company rapidly grew into a vehicle for addressing systemic educational inequity by providing a framework, guidance, and support to K–12 systems and institutions of higher education focused on meeting the needs of under-served students of color. He is now its president and chief executive officer.Singleton and his associates at PEG design and deliver individualized, comprehensive professional development for educators in the form of training, coaching, and consulting. Working at all levels, from beginning teachers to superintendents at local, state, and national levels, PEG helps educators focus on heightening their awareness of institutional racism and implementing effective strategies for eliminating racial achievement disparities in schools. In 1995, Singleton developed Beyond Diversity, a widely recognized seminar aimed at helping administrators, teachers, students, parents, and community stakeholders identify and examine the intersection of race and schooling. The Beyond Diversity seminar is the foundation for the PEG Systemic Racial Equity Framework and its theory of transformation, which focuses on leadership development, teacher action-research, and family/community empowerment. Today, participants around the world use Singleton’s Courageous Conversations Agreements, Conditions and Compass, introduced to them in Beyond Diversity, as they strive to usher in culturally proficient curriculum, instruction, and assessment. Over its 20-year history, PEG’s scope of work has expanded to include online professional learning, independent school partnerships, and international efforts in Canada and Australia that focus on educational equity for indigenous populations. PEG hosts an annual Summit for Courageous Conversation, in which scholars, educators, community members, and other stakeholders convene to identify strategies and best practices for creating high-level, equitable learning environments for all students.Singleton currently resides in San Francisco, California. He is the founder of the Foundation for a College Education (FCE) and currently serves on the FCE Advisory Board. Read more

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The Art of Coaching Teams: Building Resilient Communities that Transform Schools

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Pdf:The Art of Coaching Teams: Building Resilient Communities that Transform Schools.From the Back Cover Your How-to Manual for Building Effective Teams. Team development is an art form, and The Art of Coaching Teams is your how-to guide to doing it effectively. You'll learn the administrative tasks that keep your team on track, and you'll gain access to a wealth of downloadable tools that simplify the process. You'll also explore what it means to be the kind of leader that can bring people together to accomplish difficult tasks. You'll find practical suggestions, tools, and clear instructions for the logistics of team development as well as for building trust, developing healthy communication, and managing conflict. There's no universal formula for building a great team, because every team is different. Instead, The Art of Coaching Teams provides a practical framework to help you develop your group as a whole, and keep the team moving toward their common goals. 'An amazing resource for all team leaders, no matter what type of team you lead. Elena knows how challenging the work of leading a team can be, and her book is both practical and inspiring. A great combination.' —Jennifer Abrams, author of Having Hard Conversations and The Multigenerational Workplace 'An extremely practical guide to leading teams that doesn't ignore the complexity of that important work. If you're a coach who leads teams, this is a must-read.' —Jim Knight, author of Instructional Coaching: A Partnership to Improving Instruction 'A book that will make anyone a better and more reflective leader.' —Kent D. Peterson, emeritus professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison, author of Shaping School Culture Read more About the Author ELENA AGUILAR is a teacher, coach and consultant with over twenty years of experience working in schools. Elena is also the author of The Art of Coaching: Effective Strategies for School Transformation. She has been a frequent writer for Edutopia since 2008 and writes a blog on EdWeek Teacher for coaches. Read more

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Transforming School Culture: How to Overcome Staff Division (Leading the Four Types of Teachers and Creating a Positive School Culture)

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Pdf:Transforming School Culture: How to Overcome Staff Division (Leading the Four Types of Teachers and Creating a Positive School Culture).Review 'Historically, schools have been bombarded by efforts designed to improve the system in place. These efforts are usually disguised as a new project or program. They usually fail! Teachers see them as a storm that will blow through rather than a long-term and fundamental climatic change. Anthony Muhammad, in Transforming School Culture, Second Edition, has not only shined a light on why such change efforts rarely work -- due to ignoring a school's culture -- but has gone on to describe how school leaders can and should address sustainable cultural change. A must read!' --Lawrence W. Lezotte, Educational Researcher, Consultant, and Speaker; Effective Schools'Anthony Muhammad has crafted a superb new edition of Transforming School Culture, adding meaningful, relevant, and insightful new examples, practical wisdom, and important ideas. Initially providing a portrait of the contemporary educational context, he then turns to an in-depth and engaging look at the cultures of schools. Using case examples and clear descriptions of teachers and school cultures, he provides a rich analysis of school leadership and strategies to transform cultures. This is a book to be read and absorbed by any school leader desiring to shape strong, positive cultures.' --Kent D. Peterson, Emeritus Professor, University of Wisconsin-Madison'As we've come to expect, Dr. Muhammad is unflinchingly unapologetic regarding the hard truths of school culture. But, once again, he separates himself from so many who take the stage, admire the problems, and offer no solutions. Dr. Muhammad both diagnoses and prescribes. No magic bullet or easy fix, but hope in the form of choices that will shift our paradigms and create transformational results. As he did with the first edition, this second edition of Transforming School Culture awakens you, demands your attention, and then hits you where you live.' --Kenneth C. Williams, Author, Speaker, and Consultant; Unfold the Soul 'The second time around is better than the first. Dr. Muhammad has done it again by reminding us in powerful, impactful ways that a positive school culture is where any type of school success starts. As someone who works with districts across the country in being culturally responsive, I believe this book provokes thought, reflection, and action for the adults to be better so the students can be their best.' --Sharroky Hollie, Author and Executive Director, Center for Culturally Responsive Teaching and Learning, Los Angeles, California Read more About the Author Anthony Muhammad, PhD, is a much sought-after educational consultant. A practitioner for nearly twenty years, he has served as a middle school teacher, assistant principal, and principal and as a high school principal. His Transforming School Culture approach explores the root causes of staff resistance to change. Anthony's tenure as a practitioner has earned him several awards as both a teacher and a principal. His most notable accomplishment came as principal of Levey Middle School in Southfield, Michigan, a National School of Excellence, where student proficiency on state assessments more than doubled in five years. Anthony and the staff at Levey used the Professional Learning Communities at Work™ process for school improvement, and they have been recognized in several videos and articles as a model high-performing PLC. As a researcher, Anthony has published articles in several publications in both the United States and Canada. He is author of The Will to Lead, the Skill to Teach: Transforming Schools at Every Level, Overcoming the Achievement Gap Trap: Liberating Mindsets to Effect Change, and a contributor to The Collaborative Administrator. To learn more about Anthony's work, visit New Frontier 21 (newfrontier21.com), or follow him on Twitter @newfrontier21. To book Anthony Muhammad for professional development, contact pd@SolutionTree.com. Read more

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Essential Truths for Teachers

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Pdf:Essential Truths for Teachers.Review 'Dr. Danny Steele and Dr. Todd Whitaker remind us of what matters most in education: to influence and improve the lives of students. Educators will treasure Essential Truths for Teachers, as it grounds us in the true essence of teaching so that we can leave a legacy in the hearts of all our students. Through authentic experiences, Drs. Steele and Whitaker connect personally with educators and remind us that we all have the potential to make a substantial impact on the lives of students. This book is one to return to, time-and-time again, for continued inspiration that we can spread amongst all colleagues.' ― Elisabeth Bostwick, Fourth Grade Teacher at Gardner Road Elementary, Horseheads Central School District 'It is so easy to get distracted by what is urgent while allowing the things that are the most important to be placed to the side. Essential Truths for Teachers has to be a daily read for teachers who hope to be continually guided by essential truths that matter most.' –Tom Loud, Program Director, Preferred Flex Academy, TN 'Danny Steele and Todd Whitaker are common-sense voices in education that we all keep coming back to time and again for inspiration and validation that that our work is both important and challenging. For first-year teachers as well as veteran educators, the complexity of our work and all the broken promises of quick fixes can become frustrating and overwhelming. This book promises to ground us in our ‘why,’ and―amidst so much noise―reminds us of the real work that is at the core of our craft.' – Amy Fast, Assistant Principal, McMinnville High School, OR 'A gift! Essential Truths for Teachers is exactly that. Bite-size-thought-provokers and affirmations of what it means to be an educator. It's a gift to anyone who embraces what our students need and it's for those who got into education ... to make a difference.' ― LaVonna Roth, Founder and Lead Illuminator of Ignite Your S.H.I.N.E.® 'Danny Steele and Todd Whitaker speak directly to the hearts, minds, and souls of educators who love what they do, are passionate about why they do it, and are committed to doing it better every day. They combine their empowering messages and stories to help inspire those who may be discouraged, empower those who are looking to find their voice, and embolden those who have taken the banner to positively change lives and impact futures as teachers. Todd Whitaker inspired me many years ago as a teacher and inspiring administrator, and Danny Steele burst on the Twitter scene a few years ago with his heartfelt messages that took the education world by storm, in a good way! Every educator needs to add this book to their personal libraries' ― Dwight Carter, Effectiveness Coach at Dynamix Read more About the Author Danny Steele (@steelethoughts) is a principal from Birmingham, Alabama and has worked in public education for over 25 years. In 2016, he was named Alabama’s Secondary Principal of the Year. He has presented at numerous state and national conferences, and he serves as an adjunct instructor at the University of Montevallo. Danny writes an educational leadership blog that has received over 5 million page views. Todd Whitaker (@toddwhitaker) is a professor of educational leadership at the University of Missouri. He is a leading presenter in the field of education and has written more than 50 books including the national bestsellers What Great Teachers Do Differently and Your First Year: How to Survive and Thrive as a New Teacher, co-written with Madeline Whitaker and Katherine Whitaker. Read more

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Who You Know: Unlocking Innovations That Expand Students' Networks

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Pdf:Who You Know: Unlocking Innovations That Expand Students' Networks.From the Inside Flap It's undeniable—personal connections open doors to new opportunities. Often, success hinges on our networks; however, today's schools are not designed to nurture the health of students' networks or to connect students in effective ways beyond their immediate world of teachers, family, and peers. Who You Know explores a fresh paradigm that gives educators and school administrators a model for breaking the pattern of inequality in our classrooms. The authors examine the critical role that relationships play in young people's lives, and show how schools can invest in the power of relationships to increase social mobility for their students. Who You Know contains a review of the latest tools, data, and concrete examples and includes evidence-based guidance for educators and administrators. The book shows how to integrate student support systems that increase access to caring adults and explains why it is important to invest in the learning models that enhance teacher-student relationships. In addition, the authors describe a burgeoning market of technology-enabled platforms that is starting to connect students in new ways. These platforms allow students to access an array of relationships that are otherwise out of reach, and give school leaders the tools to fundamentally disrupt traditional education models that close off, rather than open up, students' networks. Who You Know outlines how relationships can become embedded in every aspect of a student's K–12 experience—not only to enrich learning, but also to nurture connecting. Read more From the Back Cover IMPROVING STUDENT OUTCOMES BY DRAWING ON A DISRUPTIVE APPROACH TO RELATIONSHIPS AND NETWORKS 'This book suggests a structure of school that would allow more individuals—even those that we don't think of as part of our traditional education system—to mentor, support and inspire young people. In that vein, Julia's research and vision is indispensable to building a world in which individuals—even those from wildly different backgrounds—can help one another. I'm indebted to Julia for helping me see how disruptive innovation can play a part in providing diverse, meaningful, and enduring relationships for our students. How can schools take advantage of this monumental opportunity? Who You Know points the way forward.' —From the Foreword by Clayton M. Christensen 'Opportunity is social, but schools ignore it. With this provocative observation, Julia Freeland Fisher launches what will be a revolution. To the rise of project-based learning and social intelligence, schools will add social capital as a named and measured outcome—and a new generation of tools and partnerships will help deliver on the promise Julia outlines.' —TOM VANDER ARK, CEO of Getting Smart and author of Better Together, Getting Smart, Smart Cities, and Smart Parents 'At a time when our technology platforms have us caught in an echo chamber of our own social filters, rarely exposed to new perspectives, Julia brilliantly makes the case that we must help the next generation intentionally build diverse social networks—and schools are the best place to start. It's not only critical for the health of our democracy, but it will improve the odds that every child has access to the American dream. Parents, school leaders and education technologists would greatly benefit from the data, research and most importantly, Julia's insights on how we can give all children the opportunity they deserve.' —JENNIFER CAROLAN, Co-Founder and General Partner, Reach Capital 'Many thanks to Julia Freeland Fisher for being willing to explore how 'who you know' is as important as 'what you know' in a student's learning experience. While the neighborhood school may offer community and security, it can also be increasingly limiting if students are not developing far-reaching relationships that move them from the schoolyard to the world.' —BOB WISE, President, Alliance for Excellent Education and former governor of West Virginia 'Who You Know is an engaging, compelling, and thought-provoking look at how schools could—and should—help students build and maintain social networks, and why this matters so much. It's a must-read for both school system leaders and educational entrepreneurs who seek to serve them.' —JOANNE WEISS, former chief of staff to U.S. Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Discipline with Dignity, 4th Edition: How to Build Responsibility, Relationships, and Respect in Your Classroom

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Pdf:Discipline with Dignity, 4th Edition: How to Build Responsibility, Relationships, and Respect in Your Classroom.From the Inside Flap In this revised and updated 4th edition, Discipline with Dignity provides in-depth guidance for implementing a proven approach to classroom management that can help students make better choices and teachers be more effective. Emphasizing the importance of mutual respect and self-control, the authors offer specific strategies and techniques for building strong relationships with disruptive students and countering the toxic social circumstances that affect many of them, including dysfunctional families, gangs, and poverty. Educators at all levels can learnThe difference between formal and informal discipline systems and when to use each. The role of values, rules, and consequences. How to address the underlying causes of discipline problems that occur both in and out of school. What teachers can do to defuse or prevent classroom disruptions and disrespectful behavior without removing students from the classroom. Why traditional approaches such as threats, punishments, and rewards are ineffective--and what to do instead. How to use relevance, teacher enthusiasm, choice, and other elements of curriculum and instruction to motivate students. How to reduce both teacher and student stress that can trigger power struggles. With dozens of specific examples of student-teacher interactions, Discipline with Dignity illustrates what you can do--and not do--to make the classroom a place where students learn and teachers maintain control in a nonconfrontational way. The goal is success for all, in schools that thrive. Read more About the Author Dr. Richard L. Curwin is an author, speaker, and experienced practitioner who explores issues of student discipline, behavioral management, and motivation. During his 45 years in the classroom, he served as a 7th grade educator, teacher of emotionally disturbed children, college professor, and director of the graduate program for disabled youth at David Yellin College in Jerusalem. With his colleague Dr. Allen N. Mendler, Dr. Curwin founded Discipline Associates, created the Discipline with Dignity program, and coauthored Discipline with Dignity for Challenging Youth and As Tough as Necessary: Countering Violence, Aggression, and Hostility in Our Schools.Dr. Allen N. Mendler is an educator and school psychologist with extensive experience working with children of all ages in regular education and special education settings. As a motivational speaker and trainer on topics pertaining to challenging students, he has given workshops and seminars around the world. He is the author or coauthor of numerous books and publications, including The Resilient Teacher, When Teaching Gets Tough, Connecting with Students, Motivating Students Who Don't Care, and the What Do I Do When series. He blogs frequently for Edutopia and other online organizations and has presented numerous webinars on such topics as power struggles, bullying, motivating and managing difficult students, and teaching self-control.Brian D. Mendler has extensive experience working with challenging students in general education, self-contained, and inclusion settings. He provides staff development training for K 12 educators throughout the world, drawing upon his own experiences as a student who struggled with a learning disability and severe ADHD, and focusing on how to be successful with even the most difficult students. Mr. Mendler is the author of That One Kid, providing educators with strategies for preventing and responding to difficult, disruptive, defiant, and unmotivated behavior; and The Taming of the Crew. Read more

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Budgets and Financial Management in Higher Education

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Pdf:Budgets and Financial Management in Higher Education.From the Back Cover Find Practical Approaches to Many Complex Problems in Fiscal Management Budgets and Financial Management in Higher Education helps new administrators understand and become more proficient in their financial management role within an institution. Grounded in the latest knowledge base and filled with examples from across all types of institutions, it makes for an ideal text for courses in graduate programs in higher education leadership and administration. Specifically, the book: Provides an understanding of the basics of budgeting and fiscal management in higher education Defines the elements of a budget, the budget cycle, and the steps for creating a budget Suggests ways of avoiding common pitfalls and problems of managing budgets Contains effective strategies for dealing with the loss of resources Includes end-of-chapter reflection questions and an expanded glossary of terms Highly accessible for students and practitioners alike, this valuable resource offers solid guidance readers can immediately put to use in their work. Read more About the Author Margaret J. Barr is professor emerita in the School of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University. In her career, she has supervised operating budgets for both general and auxiliary enterprises. George S. McClellan is associate professor of higher education at the University of Mississippi. He is the author or editor of many articles, book chapters, and monographs on student affairs topics. Read more

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Visible Learning for Literacy, Grades K-12: Implementing the Practices That Work Best to Accelerate Student Learning (Corwin Literacy)

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Pdf:Visible Learning for Literacy, Grades K-12: Implementing the Practices That Work Best to Accelerate Student Learning (Corwin Literacy).About the Author Douglas Fisher, Ph.D., is Professor of Educational Leadership at San Diego State University and a leader at Health Sciences High & Middle College. He has served as a teacher, language development specialist, and administrator in public schools and non-profit organizations, including 8 years as the Director of Professional Development for the City Heights Collaborative, a time of increased student achievement in some of San Diego’s urban schools.  Doug has engaged in Professional Learning Communities for several decades, building teams that design and implement systems to impact teaching and learning.  He has published numerous books on teaching and learning, such as Assessment-capable Visible Learners and Engagement by Design. Read more

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Grading for Equity: What It Is, Why It Matters, and How It Can Transform Schools and Classrooms

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Pdf:Grading for Equity: What It Is, Why It Matters, and How It Can Transform Schools and Classrooms.Review 'This book will stop educators  who want to improve their practices with underserved students right in their tracks.  Feldman offers an insightful invitation to teachers who dare change the ways in which we have been taught to grade students’ products.  He demonstrates how our grading practices are grossly under-substantiated and too often unquestioned, and he challenges educators to build equitable assessment tools and mechanisms to support learning and development of all students.  Grading for Equity penetrates macro-level grading policies to transform micro-level teaching practices that embrace the cultural and the contextual.  A must read for justice-centered educators.' Author: Rich Milner, Co-Author of “′These Kids are Out of Control:′ Why We Must Reimagine Classroom Management for Equity' Published On: 2018-05-08'Wow, Wow Wow!!! This book hooked me as a not-to-be-missed read right from the Prologue. Joe Feldman makes a strong case for shared grading practices to overcome the inequity of traditional grading, with solid reasoning, well-chosen research evidence, and perhaps most significantly, the powerful and frequent use of teacher voice. The chapters’ organizing structure encourages thoughtful and reflective reading, and will be particularly beneficial for book study within PLCs. . . . The main message of the book for me is summed up in this quote, ′We teachers cannot continue to sacrifice the integrity and reliability of our grades at the altar of professional autonomy.′' Author: Ken O′Connor, Author and Consultant, 'How to Grade for Learning' Published On: 2018-05-21'There is growing awareness within the industry of education that traditional grading practices have become a barrier to meaningful student learning. One dilemma is that there is a lack of resources to support educators who want to adopt new grading practices that are both accurate and equitable. Joe Feldman addresses this need with his book, Grading for Equity.  Joe skillfully makes a compelling argument for change and offers specific ways educators can make profound differences to their grading practices. Students become intrinsically motivated to learn when their grades accurately measure where they are in the learning process.   Students who typically give up any hope of success can now approach learning with a positive growth mindset.  Grading for Equity will provide clarity and tools for an individual instructor or as a book study for an entire organization.' Author: Jeffrey Tooker, Deputy Superintendent of Educational Services, Placer Union High School District Published On: 2018-05-21'Joe Feldman peels back the curtain and shows the many flaws of our traditional grading system. His arguments are convincing - and the alternatives he proposes are both practical and powerful.  Reading this book will make you re-think the way you assess students and will inspire you to enact a system that encourages revision and redemption instead of compliance and corruption. ' Author: Denise Pope, Senior Lecturer, Stanford Graduate School of Education, and Co-Founder, Challenge Success Published On: 2018-06-01'We don’t usually think of grading when talking about equity, but in Grading for Equity: What It Is, Why It Matters, and How It Can Transform Schools and Classrooms, Joe Feldman helps us see why grading is an integral part of an equity agenda. He shows us how we can use grading to help students become the leaders of their own learning and lift the veil on how to succeed. He reminds us that authentic assessment and transparent grading are essential parts of a culturally responsive classroom.  This must-have book will help teachers learn to implement improved, equity-focused grading for impact.' Author: Zaretta Hammond, Education Consultant and Author of Culturally Responsive Teaching and the Brain Published On: 2018-06-19 Read more About the Author Joe Feldman has worked in education at the local and national levels for over 20 years in both charter and district school contexts, as a teacher, principal, and district administrator. He began his career as a high school English and American History teacher in Atlanta Public Schools and was the founding principal of a charter high school in Washington, DC. He has been the Director of Charter Schools for New York City Department of Education, the Director of K-12 Instruction in Union City, California, and was a Fellow to the Chief of Staff for U.S. Secretary of Education Richard Riley. Joe is currently CEO of Crescendo Education Group (crescendoedgroup.org), a consulting organization that partners with school and districts to help teachers use improved and more equitable grading and assessment practices. Joe graduated from Stanford, Harvard Graduate School of Education, and NYU Law School. He is the author of several articles on grading and assessment, and the author of Teaching Without Bells: What We Can Learn from Powerful Practice in Small Schools (Paradigm). He lives in Oakland with his wife and two children.  Read more

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Take Control of the Noisy Class: Chaos to Calm in 15 Seconds (Super-effective classroom management strategies for teachers in today's toughest classrooms)

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Pdf:Take Control of the Noisy Class: Chaos to Calm in 15 Seconds (Super-effective classroom management strategies for teachers in today's toughest classrooms).Fed up with students who talk over you and ignore instructions?Drained and worn out by disruption, disobedience, and defiance?Does the thought of facing some groups fill you with utter dread?Drawing on 20+ years experience in special education and mainstream settings, teacher-trainer Rob Plevin explains a proven, step-by-step plan for successfully managing the most challenging individuals and groups in today’s toughest classrooms. Packed with powerful, fast-acting techniques – including a novel routine to get any class quiet in 15 seconds or less – this book helps teachers across all age groups connect and succeed with hard-to-reach, reluctant learners. You’ll discover:The simple six-step plan to minimise & deal with classroom behaviour problemsHow to gain trust & respect from tough, hard-to-reach studentsHow to put an end to power struggles & confrontationHow to have students follow your instructions… with no need to repeat yourselfThe crucial importance of consistency (and how to achieve it)Quick and easy ways to raise engagement and enjoyment in your lessonsThe ‘Clean Slate’ – a step by step method you can use to ‘start over’ with that particularly difficult group of students who won’t do anything you say.Take Control of the Noisy Class provides hundreds of practical ideas and interventions to end your classroom management struggles & create a thoroughly enjoyable lesson climate for all concerned.

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School Leader Internship

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Pdf:School Leader Internship.Review 'This comprehensive text covers major topics and themes and provides examples and resources that are easy to customize to any program. The book’s organization correlates with national standards to address the essentials of field experience in planning, assessment, and implementation. This text should be required in school leadership programs to facilitate the internship experience. ' Cynthia McDaniels, Professor, Coordinator of Graduate Programs, Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies, Southern Connecticut State University 'As with the 3rd Edition, this new edition is easily adapted for use with any existing EDL program. One strength of the 4th Edition is that, besides providing sound internship activities aligned to the new NPBEA standards, it extrapolates beyond those standards to include activities in critical performance areas, such as ethical and critical reasoning, and social justice.' Robert Scheidet, Coordinator of Educational Leadership Internships, Stony Brook University Read more About the Author Gary E. Martin is Professor of Educational Leadership and Technology at Lamar University, USA. Arnold B. Danzig is Professor of Educational Leadership and Policy Studies and Director of the Educational Leadership Doctoral Program at San José State University. He is also Professor Emeritus at Arizona State University, USA. William F. Wright is Professor of Research, Foundations, and Educational Leadership at Northern Arizona University, USA. Richard A. Flanary is an Independent Consultant and former Deputy Executive Director for Programs and Services of the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP). Margaret Terry Orr is Director of the Future School Leaders Academy at Bank Street College, USA. Read more

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Case Studies on Educational Administration (6th Edition) (Allyn & Bacon Educational Leadership)

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Pdf:Case Studies on Educational Administration (6th Edition) (Allyn & Bacon Educational Leadership).From the Back Cover What is the best way to immerse prospective administrators in the reality of practice? Perhaps no other tool better gives educational leadership students a better grasp of their future profession than open-ended case studies. In this text, 24 such case studies help students to think critically about common administrative problems, effectively manage school-wide issues, and successfully and fairly implement solutions. Touching on issues ranging from staff development to bullying in schools to grading practices, this collection of true-to-life case studies helps students to hone their decision-making skills and develop a winning approach to even the most disparate issues.   Each case in this text hones four essential practitioner skills:   1.      The ability to frame a problem correctly 2.      The ability to develop and evaluate alternative solutions to a defined problem 3.      The ability to use data and other facts to counter the influence of politics and emotion in decision making 4.      The ability to develop tacit knowledge and to integrate it with theoretical knowledge by engaging in reflective practice Read more About the Author Theodore J. Kowalski holds the Kuntz Family Chair in Educational Administration, an endowed professorship at the University of Dayton. A former school superintendent, he previously taught at Purdue University, Saint Louis University, and Ball State University, where he also served as dean of the Teachers College. Professor Kowalski is the author or co-author of 18 books and over 135 book chapters and journal articles. He has published in leading journals such as Educational Administration Quarterly, Phi Delta Kappan, Leadership and Policy in Schools, and Planning and Changing. He also is editor of the Journal of School Public Relations and serves on the editorial boards of two other professional journals. Read more

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School Leadership That Works: From Research to Results

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Pdf:School Leadership That Works: From Research to Results.What does research tell us about the effects of school leadership on student achievement? What specific leadership practices make a real difference in school effectiveness? How should school leaders use these practices in their day-to-day management of schools and during the stressful times that accompany major change initiatives? Robert J. Marzano, Timothy Waters, and Brian A. McNulty provide answers to these and other questions in School Leadership That Works.Based on their analysis of 69 studies conducted since 1970 that met their selection criteria and a recent survey of more than 650 building principals, the authors have developed a list of 21 leadership responsibilities that have a significant effect on student achievement. Readers will learn the specific behaviors associated with the 21 leadership responsibilities;the difference between first-order change and second-order change and the leadership responsibilities that are most important for each;how to work smart by choosing the right work to focus on to improve student achievement;the advantages and disadvantages of comprehensive school reform models for improving student achievement;how to develop a site-specific approach to improving student achievement, using a framework of 11 factors and 39 action steps; anda five-step plan for effective school leadership.Combining rigorous research with practical advice, School Leadership That Works gives school administrators the guidance they need to provide strong leadership for better schools.

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The Principal's Quick-Reference Guide to School Law: Reducing Liability, Litigation, and Other Potential Legal Tangles

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Pdf:The Principal's Quick-Reference Guide to School Law: Reducing Liability, Litigation, and Other Potential Legal Tangles.Review 'Hachiya, Shoop, and Dunklee make a distinct contribution to the field. Rather than a review of legal cases, the book addresses risk management. This approach to the legal aspects of the day-to-day operations of a school is a useful planning guide as well as a resource when questions arise. I referenced other copies of my school law books and found this book to be the most useful for my role as a school principal.' Author: Cynthia Church, Principal'This book vastly exceeded our expectations as both a quality school law textbook and a legal reference book. It is one of the most complete school law texts available, covering the important legal issues of the day. It is an excellent resource for practicing school leaders to utilize in their efforts to develop, implement, and maintain risk management initiatives.  The examples, vignettes, and cases are extremely helpful in assisting principals to accurately implement statutory law and case law in public school settings.  It also has a unique design that can assist practicing school administrators deal with legal issues but not require the school administrator to become a lawyer.' Author: Dr. Thomas J. McCormack,Professor and Chair of the Counseling, Foundations, and Leadership Department Read more About the Author Dr. Robert F. Hachiya is an assistant professor in the Education Leadership Department at Kansas State University. He spent twenty-seven years in Kansas as a teacher, coach, assistant principal, and principal. He now teaches courses to aspiring administrators in ethics, leadership for diverse populations, and the principalship―both at Kansas State University and at school district partnership leadership academies. He joins the team of Dunklee and Shoop for the first time in this third edition of their best-selling school law book, helping them continue their efforts to provide pre- and inservice school administrators and others with the knowledge they need to be effective risk managers and educators.Among his research interests are student rights and school safety, and he has made presentations to Kansas United School Administrators, the University Council for Educational Administration, the Education Law Association, and to undergraduate education majors concerned about school violence issues. His dissertation researched how educators should balance student rights with their obligation to provide safe schools.Dr. Hachiya received his B.S. degree from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and his master’s and Ed.D. degrees from the University of Kansas. He has recently done post-doctoral work at the School Law Institute at Teachers College, Columbia University. Read more

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Get Better Faster: A 90-Day Plan for Coaching New Teachers

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Pdf:Get Better Faster: A 90-Day Plan for Coaching New Teachers.From the Back Cover A COACH'S TOOLBOX TO SUCCESSFULLY LAUNCH NEW TEACHER DEVELOPMENT 'Make sure your students follow your instructions.' That sounds like a straightforward instruction, but in fact, it's fairly abstract. What does a teacher actually have to do to make sure students are following? Even the leader delivering this direction may not know, and the first-year teacher almost certainly doesn't. In Get Better Faster, Paul Bambrick-Santoyo shares instructive tools of how school leaders can effectively guide new teachers to success. The focus on the actionable—the practiceable—is what drives effective coaching. By practicing concrete actions and key micro-skills, teachers will markedly improve their ability to lead a class. Inside this book you'll find: The Core Principles of Coaching The Four Phases of Skill Building A Scope and Sequence Guide to help prioritize new teacher skill development Useful resources including 35 video clips, presentation slides, planning templates, and other training tools 'This book is a must-read for all educators who develop, impact, and influence teachers in the art of teaching and learning. New teachers need a roadmap to success: this is it.' —Mauriciere De Govia, District #23 Superintendent, New York City Department of Education 'Every part of the book is designed to be eminently usable for leaders who strive to spend their time on what matters most for learning. It's rich with practical, detailed advice that empowers coaches to give teachers highly individualized support.' —Dawn R. Robinson, Ed.D., Chief School Performance Officer, Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools 'Easy-to-use and relentlessly focused on practices proven to move progress—yes, it will drive achievement Faster than ever!' —Billy Snow, District Transformation and Innovation Officer, Caddo Parish Public Schools Read more About the Author PAUL BAMBRICK-SANTOYO is the Chief Schools Officer for high schools and K-12 content development at Uncommon Schools. Paul has trained school leaders worldwide in instructional leadership in his work as cofounder of the Relay National Principals Academy Fellowship and founder and dean of the Leverage Leadership Institute. His previous books include Driven by Data, Leverage Leadership, and Great Habits, Great Readers. Read more

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The Principal′s Guide to School Budgeting

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Pdf:The Principal′s Guide to School Budgeting.About the Author Learn more about Richard Sorenson′s PD offeringsRichard D. Sorenson, Professor Emeritus, is the former department chairperson of the Educational Leadership and Foundations Department at The University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP). He also served as the director of the Principal Preparation Program. He earned his doctorate from Texas A&M University at Corpus Christi in educational leadership. Dr. Sorenson served public schools for 25 years as a social studies teacher, principal, and associate superintendent for human resources. Dr. Sorenson continues to work with graduate students at UTEP teaching school-based budgeting and school personnel. He was named The University of Texas at El Paso College of Education Professor of the Year (2005), and he remains an active writer with numerous professional journal publications. Dr. Sorenson has authored textbooks, teacher resource guides, and workbooks related to elementary and secondary social studies curricula. He conducts workshops at the state and national levels, and he has been actively involved in numerous professional organizations, including the Texas Elementary Principals and Supervisors Association (TEPSA), and the Texas Association of Secondary School Principals (TASSP), for which he conducted annual new-principal academy workshops the previous 12-years. Dr. Sorenson continues his research agenda in the area of the school principalship, specifically the examination of conditions and factors that inhibit and discourage lead teachers from entering school administration. He makes time each day to exercise, walking 4 to 10 miles, depending on how industrious he feels! Dr. Sorenson has been married to his wife, Donna, the love of his life, for the past 40 years, and they have two adult children, Lisa (a second-grade teacher with Cypress-Fairbanks ISD in Houston, Texas) and Ryan (an Exercise Physiologist in El Paso, Texas), a wonderful son-in-law, Sam (a petroleum engineer in Houston, Texas), and two grandchildren, Savannah Grace and Nehemiah Timothy – all of whom are the pride and joy of his life. Rick and Donna reside in El Paso, Texas, on the U.S./Mexico border, with their home facing the majestic Franklin Mountains. Of course, the Sorenson family remains a lover of Pugs, most notably one Little Bit (wanna go?), and Olive (wanna snack?) too. Read more

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Results Now: How We Can Achieve Unprecedented Improvements in Teaching and Learning

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Pdf:Results Now: How We Can Achieve Unprecedented Improvements in Teaching and Learning.According to author Mike Schmoker, there is a yawning gap between the most well-known essential practices and the reality of most classrooms. This gap persists despite the hard, often heroic work done by many teachers and administrators. Schmoker believes that teachers and administrators may know what the best practices are, but they aren'’t using them or reinforcing them consistently. He asserts that our schools are protected by a buffer—a protective barrier that prevents scrutiny of instruction by outsiders. The buffer exists within the school as well. Teachers often know only what is going on in their classrooms—and they may be completely in the dark about what other teachers in the school are doing. Even principals, says Schmoker, don’t have a clear view of the daily practices of teaching and learning in their schools.Schmoker suggests that we need to get beyond this buffer to confront the truth about what is happening in classrooms, and to allow teachers to learn from each other and to be supervised properly. He outlines a plan that focuses on the importance of consistent curriculum, authentic literacy education, and professional learning communities for teachers.What will students get out of this new approach? Learning for life. Schmoker argues passionately that students become learners for life when they have more opportunities to engage in strategic reading, writing with explicit guidance, and argument and discussion.Through strong teamwork, true leadership, and authentic learning, schools and their students can reach new heights. Results Now is a rally cry for educators to focus on what counts. If they do, Schmoker promises, the entire school community can count on unprecedented achievements.

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A Principal Manager's Guide to Leverage Leadership 2.0: How to Build Exceptional Schools Across Your District

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Pdf:A Principal Manager's Guide to Leverage Leadership 2.0: How to Build Exceptional Schools Across Your District.From the Back Cover TO BUILD GREAT SCHOOLS AT SCALE, MAKE THE SHIFT FROM ADMINISTRATOR TO INSTRUCTIONAL LEADER A common refrain among principal managers is: 'Nothing prepared me for this.' Support and training for leaders who transition from serving as principals to managing principals is scarce. Who leads these leaders—and how can they tell whether their work is making an impact? That's where this book comes in. A Principal Manager's Guide to Leverage Leadership 2.0 gives you the framework and tools to shift your approach from administration to instructional leadership. With this book in hand, you can start developing principals instead of just evaluating them, making direct improvements to teaching and driving success across your schools. Improve your capacity to coach principals to accelerate their development, using a trajectory of leader action steps linked to the seven levers of leadership Create the conditions for district-wide success by offering flexible support and increased in-school presence Design your schedule to maximize time spent on instructional leadership Utilize ready-made training materials and video clips to lead workshops for your leadership team and streamline implementation Whether your schools are large or small, rural or urban, successful or struggling, your principals can thrive with your guidance. The path ahead may be long, but this book provides the roadmap you've been looking for. 'If your goal is to become a more strategic practitioner, you must have A Principal Manager's Guide to Leverage Leadership 2.0 in your library! It provides educational leaders at all levels with practical tools to accelerate principals' development to impact learning outcomes for students. This book emphasizes what we already know: the real work is done before you even step foot in the classroom! This book has transformed the way I support my school leaders.' —Celeste Douglas, Assistant Superintendent, District 18, New York City Public Schools 'Paul has few peers in the crusade to ensure school leaders have high fidelity, high priority practices critical to grow the capacity of their teachers so they can ensure student growth. His latest book fills another void: a clear, detailed map for principal supervisors and coaches to travel further down the road towards student growth. Inspiring...and our school leaders are so thankful!' —Rosemary Perlmeter, Founding Director, Master's in Urban School Leadership, SMU 'Working with Bambrick-Santoyo and the content of this book has been a defining event in my professional life which has made me stronger and better (faster). Following the guidance and protocols set forth in A Principal Manager's Guide to Leverage Leadership 2.0 helped me strengthen my practice and build the capacity of the leaders I support. Now principal managers have a common language and tools to have a laser-focus on improving the teaching and learning, which can profoundly impact student achievement—as it has for us.' —Jeanine Zitta, EdD, Network Superintendent, St. Louis Public Schools Read more About the Author PAUL BAMBRICK-SANTOYO is the chief schools officer for Uncommon Schools and the founder and dean of the Leverage Leadership Institute, creating proof points of excellence in urban schools nationwide. Author of Driven by Data; Leverage Leadership 2.0; Great Habits, Great Readers; and Get Better Faster, Bambrick-Santoyo has trained more than twenty thousand school leaders worldwide in instructional leadership, including multiple schools that have gone on to become the highest-gaining or highest-achieving schools in their districts, states, and/or countries. Read more

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Pass the New York Notary Public Exam Second Edition

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Pdf:Pass the New York Notary Public Exam Second Edition.This 2014 edition of the popular book helps you ace the notary public exam and become a more professional practicing notary public. The following are seven reasons why you should use this book to prepare for the exam: 1. The author is a recognized expert at preparing candidates for civil service exams, with more than 25 years experience. 2. The book utilizes the flash card method of subject presentation and studying which has a long history of success. 3. Highlights of the laws which simplify legal terminology are included. 4. The book also provides edited sections of the laws on the scope of the notary exam - for a deeper understanding. 5. Quick Questions in flash card format help you memorize important facts. 6. Multiple Choice Questions help you to connect important aspects of the law. 7. Practice exams help you to further sharpen up for both the format and subject matter of the notary exam. Prepare for success! Use this book now - and during your notary public career.               Reader comments on prior Edition   "Straight forward book. Doesn't waste your time with useless info. If you want to pass, get this book. I'm glad I did!" "Really helps to prep for this exam without taking any special course! This book will save you time and money." "Great study guide. It helped me to pass the test on the first try. What more needs to be said. I Highly recommend this book." "I recommend it. It helped me pass the exam. Just got my results Saturday. Study the definitions well and you will pass too. The sample tests were very helpful." "I bought this for my employees to review before they take the Notary exam. They thought it was very helpful and passed the test in one try." "I like the structure of this book. It breaks things down by "highlights" of the laws and then has more detailed explanations. All the need to know vocabulary is listed in another section. The book gives a lot of practice questions, which really helped me prepare for the exam. I bought the Kindle version and my favorite part is that for each practice question, the answer was listed on the next page so no annoying flipping to the end. For the practice exams, the answer key had not only the correct answers, but what section of law the answers were from so you can easily spot your weak point." "I was shocked. I have a bachelor's, masters & 30 & above in college credits - usually you have to go thru big cumbersome textbooks - not this - to the point, easy, plenty of practice tests & definitions -covers all the information you will need." "VERY helpful! I had so much trouble with the wording in the official "Notary Public License Law" booklet. I went to college for mostly design and liberal arts, so I had never studied anything like this before. I was so lost within the paragraphs of legal jargon and it was difficult to extract the message they were trying to convey. This book translated the License Law booklet into a comprehendible study guide." "I highly recommend this book if you want to pass the exam on your first try!" 

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Instructional Rounds in Education: A Network Approach to Improving Teaching and Learning

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Pdf:Instructional Rounds in Education: A Network Approach to Improving Teaching and Learning.Review “Listen up! Instructional Rounds redefines the teaching profession. There is no other book on school improvement like it. This is a powerful, specific, accessible treatment of what it means to get in the classroom in order to make a difference in the daily lives of teachers and their students.” — Michael Fullan, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto“In instructional rounds, the front-line work of improving classroom practice becomes everyone’s work. Drawing upon their experience in thousands of classrooms across the country, the authors provide clear direction to teachers, principals, central-office staff, superintendents, and others interested in forming school- or district-based networks with a laser-like focus on instruction. Instructional Rounds in Education is a powerful resource for anyone interested in working smarter to make instruction effective for all students.” — Larry Leverett, executive director, Panasonic Foundation“At last, we have a book that moves school and district leaders closer to the classroom. The authors challenge the myth of leadership as an isolated, hierarchical exercise focused on grand plans and visions and bring us back where we belong—amid the complex reality of students’ and teachers’ daily lives. Full of practical, specific, and compelling evidence, Instructional Rounds in Education will have a profound influence on educational leaders who are willing to invest the time to observe, listen, and learn.” — Douglas B. Reeves, founder, The Leadership and Learning Center“By sharing real-life vignettes, the authors carefully detail the utilization of instructional rounds as a systematic and collaborative process to engage educators in meaningful reflections about what occurs daily in classrooms. Applause to City, Elmore, Fiarman, and Teitel for providing a step-by-step approach that will yield significant results for colleagues who choose to network and grow together.” — Deborah S. Delisle, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Ohio Department of Education Read more From the Back Cover Walk into any school in America and you will see adults who are doing the best they can, every day, to help students learn. But you will also see a high degree of variability among classrooms—much higher than in most other industrialized countries. Today we are asking schools to do something they have never done before: educate all students to high levels. But we don’t yet know how to do that in every classroom for every child. Inspired by the medical-rounds model used by physicians, the authors of Instructional Rounds in Education have pioneered a new form of professional learning known as instructional rounds networks. Through this process, education leaders and practitioners develop a shared understanding of what high-quality instruction looks like and what schools and districts need to do to support it. “Listen up! Instructional Rounds redefines the teaching profession. There is no other book on school improvement like it. This is a powerful, specific, accessible treatment of what it means to get in the classroom in order to make a difference in the daily lives of teachers and their students.” — Michael Fullan, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto “In instructional rounds, the front-line work of improving classroom practice becomes everyone’s work. Drawing upon their experience in thousands of classrooms across the country, the authors provide clear direction to teachers, principals, central-office staff, superintendents, and others interested in forming school- or district-based networks with a laser-like focus on instruction. Instructional Rounds in Education is a powerful resource for anyone interested in working smarter to make instruction effective for all students.” — Larry Leverett, executive director, Panasonic Foundation “At last, we have a book that moves school and district leaders closer to the classroom. The authors challenge the myth of leadership as an isolated, hierarchical exercise focused on grand plans and visions and bring us back where we belong—amid the complex reality of students’ and teachers’ daily lives. Full of practical, specific, and compelling evidence, Instructional Rounds in Education will have a profound influence on educational leaders who are willing to invest the time to observe, listen, and learn.” — Douglas B. Reeves, founder, The Leadership and Learning Center “By sharing real-life vignettes, the authors carefully detail the utilization of instructional rounds as a systematic and collaborative process to engage educators in meaningful reflections about what occurs daily in classrooms. Applause to City, Elmore, Fiarman, and Teitel for providing a step-by-step approach that will yield significant results for colleagues who choose to network and grow together.” — Deborah S. Delisle, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Ohio Department of EducationElizabeth A. City is Director of Instructional Strategy at the Executive Leadership Program for Educators at Harvard University and is a faculty member at Boston’s School Leadership Institute. Richard F. Elmore is the Gregory R. Anrig Professor of Educational Leadership at Harvard University. Sarah E. Fiarman is the acting principal of the Martin Luther King, Jr. School in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Lee Teitel is faculty senior associate of the Executive Leadership Program for Educators at the Harvard University Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Fair Isn't Always Equal, 2nd edition: Assessment & Grading in the Differentiated Classroom

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Pdf:Fair Isn't Always Equal, 2nd edition: Assessment & Grading in the Differentiated Classroom.About the Author Rick Wormeli is a National Board Certified Teacher and a columnist for Middle Ground magazine. The winner of Disney's American Teacher Award for English in 1996, Rick is an internationally known speaker on middle-level education, innovation, and teacher professionalism.Rick offers a wealth of experience having worked as a middle grades teacher, human growth and development teacher, and staff development educator. He is also an educational consultant to National Public Radio, USA Today, and the Smithsonian Institute.Rick has presented at the White House, has appeared on Good Morning America, and has worked with school districts all across the country. Read more

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Curriculum Leadership: Strategies for Development and Implementation

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Pdf:Curriculum Leadership: Strategies for Development and Implementation.About the Author Allan A. Glatthorn (1924–2007) was a major contributor to the third and fourth editions; his research used in the preparation of the first and second editions of Writing the Winning Thesis or Dissertation: A Step-by-Step Guide was the foundation for the third edition. He was the Distinguished Research Professor of Education (Emeritus) in the College of Education of East Carolina University, where he advised doctoral students, chaired dissertations, and taught courses in supervision and curriculum. He was formerly Professor of Education at the Graduate School of Education of the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to his university assignments, he was a high school teacher and principal. In his work as a professor, he chaired close to 100 dissertations. He is the author of numerous professional books, several of which have been published by Corwin. Read more

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Brief Counseling That Works: A Solution-Focused Therapy Approach for School Counselors and Other Mental Health Professionals

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Pdf:Brief Counseling That Works: A Solution-Focused Therapy Approach for School Counselors and Other Mental Health Professionals.Review 'Simple yet spectacular, my students and I LOVE Brief Counseling that Works. It presents a user-friendly, time-efficient, and very effective approach to counseling school-aged youth (and adults)!' Author: Bradley T. Erford, Professor'Every once in a while I come upon a text that is so clear, so explicit, and so practical that I hear students recommending it to other counseling students who are not in the class.  Gerald Sklare’s Brief Counseling That Works:  A Solution-Focused Approach for School Counselors and Administrators is one such book.  I have used the first two editions in my secondary school internship course for several years, and have had universally positive feedback from the interns.  Even though they have all been introduced to SFBC in their theories and group classes and many have applied it in to their work in practicum, they are excited about how it helps them with 'Connecting the Pieces'. While I appreciate the ways that the book addresses the application of SFBC to the school setting, I feel that it is a valuable resource for anyone working with children and adolescents regardless of the setting.' Author: Virginia S. Dansby, Professor'The solution-focused counseling approach is teaching us that strengths and resources are already available and dormant within students, parents, and the school. This book is a highly readable and practical guide for harnessing the power of problem-free talk and exception-seeking to support and empower our students.' Author: Stephanos P. Vassilopoulos, Assistant Professor Read more About the Author Gerald B. Sklare, EdD, LPCC (Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor), NCC (Nationally Certified Counselor), is a profes-sor in the Department of Educational and Counseling Psychology at the University of Louisville in Kentucky. Both his master’s degree and doctorate are in counselor education from Wayne State University in Detroit, Michigan. He has served as a teacher and counselor in elementary, junior high, and high schools; he has conducted workshops around the United States on SFBC; and he has practiced in school settings and in private practice using this approach.Hear from the author himself here. Read more

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Instructional Coaching: A Partnership Approach to Improving Instruction

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Pdf:Instructional Coaching: A Partnership Approach to Improving Instruction.Review 'Teachers helping teachers is a great way to create a powerful instructional staff. Knight offers practical and useful tools to help teachers achieve excellence.' Author: Dale E. Moxley, Principal Published On: 2006-08-25'Provides valuable insight for mentors who are in the field working daily with novice teachers.' Author: J. Helen Perkins, Assistant Professor Published On: 2006-08-28 Read more About the Author Jim Knight is a research associate at the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning and the president of the Instructional Coaching Group. He has spent more than a decade studying instructional coaching and has written several books on the topic, including Instructional Coaching: A Partnership Approach to Improving Instruction published by Corwin and Learning Forward (2007). Knight co-authored Coaching Classroom Management. He also edited Coaching: Approaches and Perspectives. Knight has authored articles on instructional coaching and school improvement in publications such as The Journal of Staff Development, Principal Leadership, The School Administrator, Kappan, and Teachers Teaching Teachers.Several research projects directed by Knight include an IES-funded qualitative and quantitative assessment of coaching and Pathways to Success, a comprehensive, districtwide school reform project for the Topeka Public School District in Kansas. Knight also leads the coaching institutes and the Annual Instructional Coaching Conference offered by the University of Kansas. Frequently asked to guide professional learning for instructional coaches, Knight has presented and consulted in more than 35 states, most Canadian provinces, and in Japan. He has a PhD in Education and has won several university teaching, innovation, and service awards. He also writes the popular radicallearners.com blog. Now, Jim Knight is offering his expertise in an online professional development opportunity! Read more

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An Ethic of Excellence: Building a Culture of Craftsmanship with Students

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Pdf:An Ethic of Excellence: Building a Culture of Craftsmanship with Students.Review “. . . an important book for our time, for teachers, teacher educators, and policymakers.”–Ann Lieberman, Senior Scholar, Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching“Stop everything youre doing and take the time to really read this. Not once. Not even twice, but over and over. Make your colleagues read it . . . every legislator and policymaker ought to too, so they can see when and where their favorite, best-designed, top-down mandates may actually hinder this kind of culture of high standards. But, of course, what in the end makes it such a good read is in the details, those precious and well-told stories of what the real stuff looks like.”–Deborah Meier, Coprincipal, Mission Hill School, Boston“Ron Berger is one of the most remarkable teachers in America today. He sets incredibly high standards in his classes and his students measure up to those standards. Yet Ron Bergers authentic standards bear little resemblance to what passes for standards in todays test-obsessed America. For a reminder of what education can and should be, read this passionate book - and give it to every policymaker whom you know.”–Howard Gardner, Harvard Graduate School of Education“. . . passionate stories from an inspiring, ever imaginative teacher whose demands on his students are high and those on himself even higher. He writes of teaching as an ethic . . . a way of thinking . . . that is built carefully by hand, a craft that defies 'scaling up' in mechanistic ways and that requires powerful, autonomous work close to the students.”–Theodore R. Sizer, Founder, Coalition of Essential Schools Read more About the Author Ron Berger has been a public school teacher in western Massachusetts for 25 years. He works with the Expeditionary Learning Outward Bound school network, Harvard Project Zero, and the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Read more

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Disruptive Classroom Technologies: A Framework for Innovation in Education

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Pdf:Disruptive Classroom Technologies: A Framework for Innovation in Education.Review 'Sonny Magana has made a significant contribution to innovation in education with his important book, Disruptive Classroom Technologies, and the T3 Framework. There have been 161 meta-analyses on various aspects of computers in education – from 10,226 studies, and the average effect is d =.34 – and this effect has not changed over the past 50 years despite phenomenal changes in the technology. A major reason for this lack of impact is most technological interventions do not change the dominant 'tell and practice' teaching model. Moving beyond translation and transforming current practice to transcendent uses of technology is clearly where we should go. We need to build collaborative communities of students solving problems, explaining to others (regardless of ability) and using the social media aspects of technology to change classroom conversations from monologue to dialogue, increasing student impact questions, and allowing errors to be stated and dealt with – this can be so transcendental. This is the core of Magana’s claims, and indeed this is how we’ll see technology really make the difference we’re after!' Author: John Hattie, Laureate Professor'The T3 Framework is a brilliant breakthrough in our understanding  and use of technology for learning. Sonny Magana clearly portrays the nature and difference between translational, transformational, and transcendent use of technology. The identification of transcendent use is itself an innovation. On top of all this he shows us how to navigate through the T3 system with guiding questions, prompts, and rubrics. For those of us working on the frontier of deep learning Disruptive Classroom Technologies, and the T3 framework is a much needed gift.' Author: Michael Fullan, Professor Emeritus'Fresh, innovative, and revolutionary, Magana′s T3 Framework promises to challenge the status quo and invite disruptive practices in educational technology. Enhancing social entrepreneurship with technology, as the final stage of Magana’s framework for technology use in education, is a powerful proposal and a compelling vision worth pursuing by all educators.' Author: Yong Zhao, Ph.D., Foundation Distinguished Professor, co-author Never Send a Human to Do a Machine′s Job: Correcting Top 5 Ed Tech Mistakes'Sonny Magana’s T3 Framework will provide schools and districts with the planning tools needed to go beyond the '$1,000 pencil'.  His concept of technology as a disruptive force is exactly how we should be thinking about this historic moment of redesigning the culture of learning. Sonny’s book is filled with powerful stories and thoughtful questions that will inspire and empower educators to improve learning. Moreover, he has provided us with a framework for implementation with detail that simply has not existed with earlier models. I have known Sonny for twenty years. His wisdom comes from his incredible passion as an educator, school administrator and now as a researcher.' Author: Alan November, Founder'Sonny Magana carefully analyses innovation in education and adoption of technology through his T3 lens providing practical tools and examples to assist us all.  He draws on colorful, helpful examples from music to the fall of the iron curtain to illustrate his ideas and to highlight pathways from translational through transformational and ultimately to transcendent technology use. Disruptive Classroom Technologies exemplifies an 'Innovate Don′t Digitize' message and should encourage us all to progress quickly beyond the nursery slopes of adoption to the highly productive and exciting upper reaches of technology use for education.' Author: Gavin Dykes, Program Director'What if...What if there were a framework to make tangible in a very articulate, strategic, and actionable way what we have long sought to implement: the student use of technologies to inspire learning that matters? Dr. Magana has done it! Disruptive Classroom Technologies validates your experience and then effortlessly and exponentially moves you along the T3 continuum to transcendent impact from the use of educational technology. A must read for educational leaders at all levels. Magana helps us add value to our investment in technology, and create educational systems of limitless learning.' Author: Dr. Mary Wegner, Superintendent'Disruptive Classroom Technologies is a model for how to effectively implement technology in a school. Dr. Magana’s writing and practice demonstrate his unique combination of having a deep understanding of effective pedagogical practice and cutting edge knowledge about technology. The T3 framework that Dr. Magana developed blends learning and technology together in an applicable and effective manner. I have personally observed the power of Sonny’s work in our own school district; Gaylord Community Schools has embraced the T3 framework and as a result is a better place for students to learn and staff to teach.' Author: Brian Pearson, Superintendent'In Disruptive Classroom Technologies, Sonny Magana brilliantly defines the T3 Framework which serves as a 'call to action' for all education leaders to examine the role that technology has in teaching and learning. As Sonny details, schools are technology rich and innovation poor due to a constant pursuit of the latest glitzy technology fad that often has limited additive value to student achievement. As education leaders we must see beyond the frenzy of the latest technology craze and evaluate the value-added impact that technology resources have on teaching and learning. The T3 Framework provides a structure for educators to evaluate technology resources and to make education decisions that ensure we are transforming and transcending our classrooms. Disruptive Classroom Technologies is a must read for all educators!' Author: Rick Oser, Principal'In Disruptive Classroom Technologies, Dr. Sonny Magana introduces the T3 Framework, a tool was simple enough for our students and staff to understand and begin to use immediately. Our staff and students found the T3 Framework easy to grasp, yet once fully implemented, it will effectively transform the discussion on technology integration and how to significantly utilize education’s investment in technology to enhance teaching and learning. In an authentic and meaningful way, the use of T3 will not only allow our students and teachers to focus on the content of today, but to develop the relevant skills and mindsets needed for the world of tomorrow.' Author: Gregory A. Rayl, M.Ed., Superintendent'A must read for educational leaders faced with a ‘technology rich but innovative poor’ school, Disruptive Classroom Technologies reframes how educators and students use digital tools in the pursuit of transcendent learning. Equipped with the easy-to-understand T3 Framework, teachers can quickly assess where their own, and their student’s use of technology resides; at the translational, transformational and transcendent level. Including advice and real world examples of how to move students’ use of digital tools from simple consumption to social entrepreneurship, Disruptive Classroom Technologies equips teachers and leaders with the tools and mindset necessary to engage students as active architects of their learning in a solution-driven, global community of learners.' Author: Kim Rayl, M.Ed., Curriculum Director Read more About the Author Dr. Anthony J. “Sonny” Magana III is an award-winning educator, best-selling author, and pioneering educational technology researcher. Sonny is a highly sought-after leadership consultant and instructional coach with more than thirty years’ experience transforming learning systems around the world. The author of numerous research studies and articles, Sonny’s first book, Enhancing the Art and Science of Teaching with Technology, co-authored with Dr. Robert J. Marzano, achieved international acclaim.  A tireless advocate for transcending the status quo, Sonny founded and served as Principal of Washington State’s first CyberSchool in 1996, a groundbreaking blended learning program that continues to meet the needs of at-risk students in Washington. He is a recipient of the prestigious Milken Family Foundation National Educator Award and the Governor’s Commendation for Educational Excellence. An avid musician, yoga practitioner, and beekeeper, Sonny holds a bachelor of science degree from Stockton University, a master of education degree from City University (where he was honored with the Presidential Award for meritorious scholarship), an educational administration endorsement, and a doctorate in educational leadership from Seattle University. Read more

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The Law of Higher Education, 5th Edition: Student Version

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Pdf:The Law of Higher Education, 5th Edition: Student Version.From the Back Cover Based on the fifth edition of Kaplin and Lee’s indispensable guide to the law that bears on the conduct of higher education, The Law of Higher Education, Fifth Edition: Student Version provides an up-to-date textbook, reference, and guide for coursework in higher education law and programs preparing higher education administrators for leadership roles.The Student Version includes the materials from the full fifth edition that most relate to student interests and are most suitable for classroom instruction.For example:The evolution of higher education law and governanceLegal planning and dispute resolutionThe relationship between law and policyFaculty and staff employment issues, including collective bargainingAcademic freedom for faculty and studentsCopyright basics The contract rights of studentsLegal issues in online educationThe rights of students and faculty with disabilitiesCampus issues: safety, registered sex offenders, racial and sexual harassment, student suicide, campus computer networks, searches of students’ residence hall roomsHate speech and freedom of speech, including the rights of faculty and students in public universitiesStudent organizations’ rights, responsibilities, and activities feesGovernmental support for religious institutions and religious autonomy rights of individuals in public institutionsNondiscrimination and affirmative action in employment, admissions, and financial aidAthletics and Title IXFERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act)Each chapter is introduced with an overview of key terms and ideas the students will encounter. In addition, the book includes a general introduction to the study of higher education law, a glossary of key legal terms, and appendices for non-law students on the American court system and on how to read court opinions.The authors have also prepared a volume of teaching materials keyed to the Student Version, available from the National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA). In addition, the authors will periodically update the Student Version by posting recent developments on a Web site hosted by NACUA. Read more About the Author WILLIAM A. KAPLIN is professor of law emeritus at The Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, where he also served as special counsel to the Office of General Counsel. He is now senior fellow at the Center for Excellence in Higher Education Law and Policy, Stetson University College of Law. BARBARA A. LEE is professor of human resource management at Rutgers University’s School of Management and Labor Relations and of counsel to the law firm of Edwards Wildman Palmer. An attorney, she teaches employment law and higher education law. Together they are the authors of The Law of Higher Education, now in its fifth edition, and A Legal Guide for Student Affairs Professionals. Read more

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The Principalship: New Roles in a Professional Learning Community

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Pdf:The Principalship: New Roles in a Professional Learning Community.From the Back Cover The Principalship allows readers to gain a broader, more complex and accurate understanding of school administrator leadership in today’s learning communities while presenting an expansive view of leadership within schools not limited to the responsibilities of the principal, but including those of assistant principals, administrators, teachers, and students. This innovative first edition text presents a complete picture of the principal as school administrator, community builder, advocate, manager, mentor, supervisor, politician, leader and learner.   Today’s school systems are faced with a number of fresh challenges: changing student populations, rapidly expanding research knowledge, increasing accountability requirements, federal and state policy demands, and escalating expectations for school services. This book will help aspiring school leaders to bridge the gap between traditional conceptualizations of the principal and more innovative, functional, and multifaceted conceptualizations that respond to the changing conditions and higher demands of contemporary learning communities. Read more About the Author Joseph Matthews is Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership and Foundations at Brigham Young University. Dr. Matthews teaches courses in school principalship, leadership theory, and supervision. He has written for both national and regional publications co-authored three books: Being and Becoming a Principal (2003, Allyn & Bacon); Leadership: A Relevant and Realistic Role for Principals (1996, Eye on Education); and Finding One’s Way: How Mentoring Can Lead to Dynamic Leadership (1998, Corwin Press).He has served as a high school teacher and principal in three different states. Read more

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Driven by Data: A Practical Guide to Improve Instruction

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Pdf:Driven by Data: A Practical Guide to Improve Instruction.From the Back Cover PRAISE FOR DRIVEN BY DATA 'This gem is one of the most important books to come out on American education in years. Paul Bambrick-Santoyo speaks with great credibility, given the tremendous results of low-income students under his leadership. Three cheers to a front-line educator for kicking off a new genre of non-fiction writing in education: a practical guide for dramatic school improvement that proves that children from every background can achieve at high levels when we as adults get our part right.' —JON SCHNUR, co-founder and chief executive officer, New Leaders for New Schools, and senior advisor to U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan 'This book superbly describes the change process that leaders can go through with their faculty in order to make data-driven instruction a reality in their schools. You'll also find the rationale and all of the structures for data analysis, scripts of how to analyze student thinking and come up with appropriate re-teaching strategies for weak areas, and precise guidance on how to run effective data meetings. This is the whole package.' —JON SAPHIER, founder and president, Research for Better Teaching, and chairman emeritus of Teachers 21 'Paul Bambrick-Santoyo's book is a triple threat to the achievement gap: not only has he presided over dramatic achievement gains at the schools he leads in Newark, New Jersey, but he has helped scores of other schools make similar gains in New York City, Chicago, New Orleans, Oakland, and elsewhere around the country. He has distilled the lessons learned into a brilliant, tightly organized, and highly practical book. Bravo to Paul for an amazing contribution to the field!' —KIM MARSHALL, leadership consultant and veteran school principal, author of The Marshall Memo and of Rethinking Teacher Supervision and Evaluation: How to Work Smart, Build Collaboration, and Close the Achievement Gap Read more About the Author THE AUTHOR Paul Bambrick-Santoyo is managing director of Uncommon Schools, leading six schools in the North Star Academy network that have achieved some of the highest results in the country. He has trained over 2,000 school leaders nationwide and is the Data-Driven Instruction faculty member for New Leaders for New Schools, the leading national urban school leadership training program. Read more

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SuperVision and Instructional Leadership: A Developmental Approach (9th Edition) (Allyn & Bacon Educational Leadership)

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Pdf:SuperVision and Instructional Leadership: A Developmental Approach (9th Edition) (Allyn & Bacon Educational Leadership).From the Back Cover This leading text's emphasis on school culture, teachers as adult learners, developmental leadership, democratic education, and collegial supervision has helped redefine the meaning of supervision and instructional leadership for both scholars and practitioners.  The Ninth Edition maintains its comprehensive approach to supervision and instructional leadership and presents new and engaging material throughout. Chapters on knowledge, interpersonal skills, technical skills, technical tasks, and cultural tasks for successful supervision and instructional leadership are included, and the authors emphasize the importance of collegiality, understanding adult learning and development, reflective inquiry, democracy, addressing diversity, the change process, and community building. This is a resource that students purchase, use in class, and reference throughout their careers as educational leaders.   New to this edition: Reflective questions at the beginning and end of each chapter. A discussion of new instructional leadership roles for supervisors and teachers. (Chapter 1) Coverage of cultures within cultures. (Chapter 2) An entirely new chapter, “The Dynamic School”. (Chapter 3) The latest research on expert teachers. (Chapter 5) Explanation of 360° feedback. (Chapter 6) Role plays to practice directive control, directive informational, collaborative, and nondirective behavior. (Chapters 7, 8, 9, 10) Descriptions of technology for enhanced classroom observation. (Chapter 13) Discussion of collaborative walkthroughs. (Chapter 13) Role plays on group roles. (Chapter 16) Suggestions for involving collaborative groups in school improvement. (Chapter 16) Exploration of dialogue as an alternative form of group process. (Chapter 16) Presentation of a new tool for evaluating professional development sessions. (Chapter 17) Overview of developing curriculum units through “Understanding by Design”. (Chapter 18) Review of characteristics of successful action research. (Chapter 19) Also from Carl D. Glickman, Stephen P. Gordon and Jovita M. Ross-Gordon:           0133155366 - Basic Guide to SuperVision and Instructional Leadership, The Plus MyEdLeadership Lab with Pearson eText, 3/e - ©2013           0205625037 - SuperVision and Instructional Leadership: A Developmental Approach, 8/e - ©2010            0205578594 - The Basic Guide to Supervision and Instructional Leadership, 2/e - ©2009   Also from Stephen P. Gordon:           0205268315 - Professional Development for School Improvement: Empowering Learning Communities, 1/e - ©2004 Read more About the Author Carl Glickman is president of the Institute for Schools, Education, and Democracy and Professor Emeritus of Education at the University of Georgia. He began his career as a Teacher Corp intern in the rural south, and later was a principal of award-winning schools in New Hampshire. At the University of Georgia, he and colleagues founded the Georgia League of Professional Schools, a nationally validated network of high-functioning public schools dedicated to the principles of democratic education. He is the author or editor of 14 books on school leadership, educational renewal, and the moral imperative of education.   Stephen P. Gordon is a professor of Education and Community Leadership at Texas State University. He is author of the book Professional Development for School Improvement, co-author of the books The Basic Guide to Supervision and Instructional Leadership, and How to Help Beginning Teachers Succeed , and editor of the books Collaborative Action Research and Standards for Instructional Supervision: Enhancing Teaching and Learning. Dr. Gordon, the former director of the National Center for School Improvement, also was lead consultant for the ASCD video series Improving Instruction through Observation and Feedback.   Jovita M. Ross-Gordon is a professor of Adult, Professional and Community Education at Texas State University where she coordinates the MA in Adult Education. Dr. Ross-Gordon is the author, editor, or co-editor of several books including the 2010 Handbook of Adult and Continuing Education.  She has also published numerous chapters and articles on the teaching and learning of adults. She is currently a Co-Editor of both Adult Education Quarterly and New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education, and has served in numerous leadership positions with professional organizations focusing on adult education.   Read more

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Leading Curriculum Development

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Pdf:Leading Curriculum Development.Review 'A book that every practitioner should own. The author has managed to describe the complex process of curriculum development in plain English.' Author: John Lundt, Professor of Educational Leadership Published On: 2008-05-06'A timely addition to the field of school improvement. The author creates a blueprint of easy-to-apply ideas and strategies that every school leader will find accessible and useful.' Author: Lyndon Oswald, Principal Published On: 2008-07-07 Read more About the Author Jon Wiles is a highly experienced educator who has provided curriculum leadership to schools and educational agencies for over thirty years. His specialty is the creation and implementation of curriculum plans. Wiles’s work as an educational consultant has taken him to hundreds of agencies in more than forty states and a dozen foreign nations in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Caribbean.Wiles is the author or coauthor of twelve widely used books addressing curriculum and educational leadership. His text, Curriculum Development: A Guide to Practice (Seventh Edition), has been used for nearly thirty years in colleges and universities throughout the world to train curriculum leaders. Other areas of publication by Wiles include teacher training, administration, school supervision, theory of change, politics of education, middle grades education, and technology. Read more

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Emotionally Intelligent Leadership: A Guide for Students

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Pdf:Emotionally Intelligent Leadership: A Guide for Students.From the Back Cover Praise for emotionally intelligent leadership: A GUIDE FOR STUDENTS, Second Edition 'This book is packed with metaphors to understand the concepts and real-life examples to bring the concepts alive. As soon as you open Emotionally Intelligent Leadership, you're taken on a personal journey of discovering and practicing EIL.' —CYNTHIA CHERREY, president, International Leadership Association, and vice president, Princeton University 'Few books exist that take the concept of leadership for college-aged students and boil it down to three discernable yet interrelated components. The authors have done a tremendous job to make this book an invaluable tool as part of an academic course on leadership or simply for one's own personal development and self-assessment.' —KEVIN W. BAILEY, vice president for student affairs and program coordinator, College Student Affairs Administration Program, University of West Florida 'The concepts presented here are essential as students become balanced leaders who are driven by responsibility, integrity, and a desire to build relationships among those they serve.' —LEAH K. EICKHOFF, program development coordinator, Alpha Sigma Alpha 'As we continue to develop the next generation of leaders, we need more resources aimed at helping us understand the 'why' behind our actions, the nuances that make each of us unique and special human beings. This ability to understand others, in addition to ourselves, provides the foundation for everything else we do in leadership development.' —A. PAUL PYRZ, JR., president, LeaderShape Read more About the Author MARCY LEVY SHANKMAN is vice president for strategy and director of Leadership Cleveland for the Cleveland Leadership Center. SCOTT J. ALLEN is associate professor of management at John Carroll University. PAIGE HABER-CURRAN is assistant professor and program coordinator for the Student Affairs in Higher Education Program at Texas State University. Read more

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The Multiplier Effect: Tapping the Genius Inside Our Schools

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Pdf:The Multiplier Effect: Tapping the Genius Inside Our Schools.Review 'Everyone′s heard about legendary educators who turn struggling schools around. Is it the force of their personality? Sheer genius? Or does the secret of their success lie in their ability to unleash the genius in the people around them? The Multiplier Effect suggests that by changing the way you lead, you can amplify the intelligence, talent, and passion of your fellow teachers and together conquer the challenges today′s schools face. This is sure to be an energizing book for teachers and administrators at all levels of education.' Author: Daniel Pink, Author of Drive and To Sell is Human Published On: 2013-02-14'A fascinating book that shows how mindsets shape the way people lead. This book will forever change the way we think about leadership in our schools and the mindsets we need to tackle our biggest educational challenges.' Author: Carol Dweck, Lewis and Virginia Eaton Professor of Psychology Published On: 2013-02-11'The Multiplier Effect is a ‘must-read’ for all educators seeking to unleash the genius that resides in every student that crosses the threshold of the schoolhouse door!' Author: Bill Raabe, Senior Director Published On: 2013-02-11'In 2010, Liz Wiseman introduced us to the term Multipliers―leaders who are truly genius makers. The Multiplier Effect takes this concept from the corporate world to the classroom. Educators at every level―classroom aides to superintendents―will be inspired to bring out the brilliance―the genius―in everyone around them. I urge you to read this book and let its fascinating ideas help you see that you, too, are a genius―and a genius maker.' Author: Ken Blanchard, Coauthor of The One Minute Manager® and Leading at a Higher Level Published On: 2013-02-11'You cannot be an effective leader doing it by yourself. The Multiplier Effect gives you the tools you need to take on your biggest challenges by harnessing the capability of each staff member in your school.' Author: Frank Deangelis, Principal Published On: 2013-02-11'The Multiplier Effect makes us rethink many of our assumptions about leadership. The book is engaging, vivid and as practical as it is provocative. To lead others you must be able to lead yourself. The Multiplier Effect gives leaders and teachers useful tools to utilize the intelligence on their teams.' Author: Stedman Graham, Author, Speaker, Entrepreneur Published On: 2013-02-14'Finally a real book for leaders to read, digest, and actually use! I cannot wait to use the specific exercises to promote The Multiplier Effect!” Author: Molly Broderson, Principal Published On: 2013-01-02'This provocative book is a must for school leaders. It provides clarity and insight into leadership and provides a framework to deliver strategy, improve working relationships, and boost individual leaders′ capacity and capability. It is packed with real-world techniques for engaging people at all levels. This is a timely contribution to the leadership debate when schools everywhere are facing the challenge of change.' Author: Dame Pat Collarbone, Director Published On: 2013-02-14'The Multiplier concept is a powerful tool to develop and improve leaders both in business and across education, where we hear more about failure than we do about success. If educational leaders at every level read this book, we would hear more stories of successful educational outcomes. This book belongs on the reading list of anyone wanting to become the kind of leader that makes people and organizations better.' Author: Dean Gary Cornia, Marriott School of Management Published On: 2013-02-14'Dripping in rich storytelling and anecdotes, this book explores why our society, schools, and companies desperately need to embrace the power of Multipliers in order to unleash talent, allow others agency, and fully utilize dormant intelligence. If you are looking to learn new leadership techniques, take advantage of your potential, and understand how to add value to your life and work, The Multiplier Effect is for you.' Author: Nikhil Goyal, Author, One Size Does Not Fit All Published On: 2013-02-14 Read more About the Author   Liz Wiseman teaches leadership to executives around the world. She is the president of The Wiseman Group, a leadership research and development center headquartered in Silicon Valley, California. She is the author of the bestselling book Multipliers: How the Best Leaders Make Everyone Smarter. She has conducted significant research in the field of leadership, collective intelligence, and talent management and writes for the Harvard Business Review and a variety of other leadership journals. She is the former vice president of Oracle University. Liz holds a master’s in organizational behavior and a bachelor′s in business management from Brigham Young University. She is a frequent guest lecturer at BYU, Harvard, the Naval Academy, the Naval Postgraduate School, Stanford, and Yale. She is the mother of four school-age children.Watch the trailer for The Multiplier Effect! Liz@TheWisemanGroup.com www.MultipliersBook.com www.TheWisemanGroup.com Read more

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The Story of Western Science: From the Writings of Aristotle to the Big Bang Theory

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Pdf:The Story of Western Science: From the Writings of Aristotle to the Big Bang Theory.Review “[A]llows readers to hear the voices of history’s most influential researchers…. A canny narrative. Ms. Bauer’s guidebook exposes the underlying meaning and significance of each work, as well as its context in the overall development of science.” - Alan Hershfeld, Wall Street Journal“A bright, informative resource for readers seeking to understand science through the eyes of the men and women who shaped its history.” - Kirkus Reviews“An engaging compendium.” - Booklist Read more About the Author Susan Wise Bauer is a writer, educator, and historian. Her previous books include the Writing With Ease, Writing With Skill, and Story of the World series from Well-Trained Mind Press, as well as The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home, The Well-Educated Mind: A Guide to the Classical Education You Never Had, Rethinking School, The Story of Western Science: From the Writings of Aristotle to the Big Bang Theory, and the History of the World series, all from W. W. W. Norton. She has a Ph.D. in American Studies from the College of William & Mary in Virginia, as well as an M.A. in seventeenth-century literature and a Master of Divinity in Ancient Near Eastern Languages and Literature. For fifteen years, she taught literature and composition at the College of William and Mary. Read more

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Foundations of American Education, 7th Edition

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Pdf:Foundations of American Education, 7th Edition.The Seventh Edition of Foundations of American Education provides a clear picture of the field of education and how its evolution affects today’s teaching and learning. The seventh edition brings attention to the major challenges and issues that are shaping education in the second decade of the twenty-first century, including major changes in the teaching profession, the classroom, and the board room, increased involvement of state and federal governments in education, the movement toward national standards, the continued emphasis on student achievement data and the push to include these data in pay-for-performance compensation and value-added evaluation, the rapid growth and support for charter schools, and the minority to majority demographic shift in the student population which all have major impacts on  the future of education in the United States. 

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Merchants of Sin

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Pdf:Merchants of Sin.Merchants of Sin takes a politically incorrect view of the history of obscenity laws and regulations, shedding light on one of the main driving forces that brought us from a once clean and moral society to one that is saturated in pornography, dysfunction and degeneracy. Covering from the late 19th century to our current day, it details the battles over obscenity that took place in and out of court in regard to books, comic-books, comedy and film. Who were the people who pushed against, and eventually overturned, obscenity regulations? Who were the ones behind Second-Wave Feminism, the Sexual Revolution, the 60s Counterculture and the production and dissemination of hardcore pornography? What were their motivations? Garland names names and pull no punches. This book is not for the faint of heart, but it is crucial for those interested in the truth about our society and culture and how our civilization arrived at where it is today.

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Finnish Lessons 2.0: What Can the World Learn from Educational Change in Finland?

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Pdf:Finnish Lessons 2.0: What Can the World Learn from Educational Change in Finland?.Review 'For both educators and non-educators alike, Finnish Lessons 2.0 poses provocative ideas for reflection when contemplating the necessary inputs that contribute to educational success.' ―Teachers College Record'Finnish Lessons 2.0 is compelling and well-written. It will be of particular interest to those involved in developing education policy, although the book is also highly accessible and should be recommended reading for principals, teachers and parents - even in Finland.' ―Limina: A Journal of Historical and Cultural Studies'Sahlberg’s work is enlightening in that it espouses an education system that is different from many other systems in advanced countries across the world and provides solid background on the historical context that allowed Finland’s education system to transform into a powerhouse.' ―Education Review'If you are interested in how to help your students be better citizens and part of a dynamic society, please read Finnish lessons 2.0.' ―British Journal of Educational Technology'Finnish Schools gives me hope that there is a middle way, a way to educate children formally so that it benefits them and drives them as well, without destroying the spark that makes learning such fun in the first place. If we can implement even a few of the ideas used in Finnish schools in British schools, I’m sure we can create a better and fairer education system for all.' ―Zion Lights'What I find encouraging in Sahlberg’s book is his recurring note that no matter how dismal a country’s system may seem, there is hope and room for reform.' ―Philippine Daily Inquirer'The story of Finland's extraordinary educational reforms is one that should inform policymakers and educators around the world. This updated edition presents lessons in a vivid and inspiring style.'―Linda Darling-Hammond, Stanford University“Whether or not you have read Finnish Lessons, you should read and ponder this new edition right away.”―Howard Gardner, Harvard University“ Finnish Lessons 2.0 reminds us that a nation can consciously build an admirable school system if it pays close attention to the needs of children, if it selects and prepares its educators well, and if it builds educational communities that are not only physically attractive but conducive to the joys of teaching and learning.” ―From the Foreword by Diane Ravitch, New York University“This book solidifies Sahlberg’s reputation as the most thoughtful international educational researcher of our generation. A must read for anyone who would rather improve our schools than complain about them!” ―David Berliner, Regents' Professor Emeritus, Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, Arizona State University Read more From the Author Pasi Sahlberg is a visiting professor at Harvard Graduate School of Education and former Director General of CIMO (Centre for International Mobility) at the Finnish Ministry of Education and Culture. Visit the author’s website at www.pasisahlberg.com. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The New Meaning of Educational Change

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Pdf:The New Meaning of Educational Change.Review 'In The New Meaning of Educational Change, Fullan makes clear his meanings for collaboration, partnership, deep learning, educational changes, and the changes necessary for whole system improvements.' ―Teachers College Record'In the First Edition of this classic work, Michael Fullan helped educators come to greater understanding of the complexity and dynamics of change in the educational system. In this Fifth Edition he shares the wisdom that he has accumulated over more than 3 decades as to the specific actions that can be taken at the school, district, state, and national levels for overcoming those challenges. It should be required reading for all educators.'―Richard DuFour, educational author and consultant'Few people can match Michael Fullan’s depth and breadth of experience with real change in education. Updating his classic text, The New Meaning of Educational Change could not come at a better time given the rolling wave of rethinking Industrial Age education around the world.'―Peter Senge, senior lecturer, MIT Sloan School, founding chair, Society for Organizational Learning'In 1982 The Meaning of Educational Change transformed the way in which we thought about and practiced school improvement. In subsequent editions Michael Fullan continued to deepen his analysis with increasing precision, insight, and relevance. In this Fifth Edition of the The New Meaning he offers practitioners, policymakers, and researchers secure guidelines for the next decade. Fullan once again proves that he is the doyen of education change workers.' ―David Hopkins, professor emeritus, Institute of Education, University of London'Through both his research and his authentic work in schools, Michael Fullan has come to shape the way educators understand and take on the challenge of change. With each new book, including The New Meaning of Educational Change, Fullan pushes himself and his readers further as he gathers more on-the-ground evidence about what it takes to implement meaningful improvements in schools. I am grateful that he is educational change’s chief champion – his insights have continuously influenced my thinking and I see his impact in systems around the world. '―Stephanie Hirsh, executive director, Learning Forward Read more From the Author Michael Fullan, OC, is professor emeritus at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, University of Toronto. He consults with governments and school systems in several countries around the world and has won numerous awards for his more than 30 books, including the 2015 Grawemeyer prize with Andy Hargreaves for Professional Capital. To learn more, visit his website at www.michaelfullan.ca. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Organization and Administration in Higher Education

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Pdf:Organization and Administration in Higher Education.Review 'This book is unique in covering the foundational knowledge along with current issues in organization and administration in higher education. Academic leaders and administrators will appreciate the wide range of topics covered while the discussion prompts provided by the authors are very useful for faculty and graduate students in higher education.' -P. Daniel Chen, Associate Professor and Higher Education Program Coordinator, Department of Counseling and Higher Education, University of North Texas Praise for the First Edition 'In a time when we need all people to engage in creating a more effective and creative postsecondary educational system, this book proves to be most important. The material is presented in a way that will make conversation for improving postsecondary education accessible to all.' ―Marilee J. Bresciani, Professor of Postsecondary Educational Leadership, San Diego State University Read more About the Author Kristina Powers is Associate Vice President of Institutional Research Services at Bridgepoint Education, USA. Patrick J. Schloss is former President of Valdosta State University, USA. Read more

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Education: Assumptions versus History: Collected Papers (Hoover Institution Press Publication)

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Pdf:Education: Assumptions versus History: Collected Papers (Hoover Institution Press Publication).About the Author Thomas Sowell is the Rose and Milton Friedman Senior Fellow on Public Policy at the Hoover Institution, Stanford University. Among his published works are Basic Economics, Late Talking Children, and Race and Culture. He has also published in both academic journals and the popular media including Newsweek, Forbes, the Wall Street Journal, and 150 newspapers that carry his nationally syndicated column. Read more

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What Is It About Me You Can′t Teach?: Culturally Responsive Instruction in Deeper Learning Classrooms

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Pdf:What Is It About Me You Can′t Teach?: Culturally Responsive Instruction in Deeper Learning Classrooms.Review 'This book provides educators with useful and relatively easy-to-use strategies to connect with students. There are a variety of tools educators can employ quickly in the classroom, with many more that can, and should, be implemented as part of a long-term planning process.' Author: Karen Carotta, Teacher'The authors are passionate advocates for all learners and the latest edition of this book provides a thoughtful, practical, and engaging exploration of how to ensure every learner’s experience is one that thrives on the 5Cs and makes 21st century learning come alive.' Author: Tatyana Warrick, Communications Manager Published On: 2016-03-14 Read more About the Author Eleanor Renée Rodriguez, PhD, a professional developer with Rodriguez and Associates, has provided consulting services and training to school districts, national associations, and state departments in 48 of 50 states and abroad. Her concentration is on research-based teaching and leadership strategies. She has served in positions from substitute teacher to superintendent, with assign­ments that included preK through adult education and with an emphasis on meeting the needs of students with special needs. In addition, she has directed, reviewed, and evaluated seminars and institutes for the American Association of School Administrators. Her mission is to eliminate the achievement gap and to help educators believe, behave, and achieve so all truly means all.   Read more

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American Education

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Pdf:American Education.About the Author Joel Spring received his Ph.D. in educational policy studies from the University of Wisconsin. He is currently a Professor at Queens College and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. His great-great-grandfather was the first Principal Chief of the Choctaw Nation in Indian Territory and his grandfather, Joel S. Spring, was a local district chief at the time Indian Territory became Oklahoma. He currently teaches at Queens College of the City University of New York. His major research interests are history of education, multicultural education, Native American culture, the politics of education, global education, and human rights education. He is the author of over twenty books and the most recent are How Educational Ideologies are Shaping Global Society; Education and the Rise of the Global Economy; The Universal Right to Education: Justification, Definition, and Guidelines; Globalization and Educational Rights; and Educating the Consumer Citizen: A History of the Marriage of Schools, Advertising, and Media. Read more

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The End of Education: Redefining the Value of School

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Pdf:The End of Education: Redefining the Value of School.From Publishers Weekly Claiming that our current educational system teaches students to worship technology and consumerism, Postman argues for more humanistic 'narratives' as the basis for schools. Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc. Read more Review 'Informal and clear. . . . Postman's ideas about education are appealingly fresh.' --The New York Times Book Review Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Exploring Education: An Introduction to the Foundations of Education

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Pdf:Exploring Education: An Introduction to the Foundations of Education.About the Author Alan R. Sadovnik is Board of Governors Distinguished Service Professor of Education, Sociology, and Public Administration and Affairs at Rutgers University, USA. Peter W. Cookson, Jr. teaches at Teachers College, Columbia University, USA, and is President of Ideas without Borders in Washington, DC, USA. Susan F. Semel is Professor of Education and Chair of the Department of Secondary Education at the City College of New York, USA. Read more

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Classic and Contemporary Readings in the Philosophy of Education

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Pdf:Classic and Contemporary Readings in the Philosophy of Education.Intended for philosophy of education courses, this anthology brings together classic writings on education by leading figures in the history of philosophy and notable contributions to the field by a variety of contemporary thinkers. The first section provides material from a sizable collection of classic writers, enabling students to read the original sources for themselves. The second section includes recent materials that reflect diverse approaches such as feminism, critical theory, and multiculturalism.There is a newer edition of this book available on Amazon.com, published on February 18, 2011, which can be found by searching Amazon.com for an ISBN-10: of 0199783063.

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What Does it Mean to Be Well Educated? And Other Essays on Standards, Grading, and Other Follies

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Pdf:What Does it Mean to Be Well Educated? And Other Essays on Standards, Grading, and Other Follies.From Publishers Weekly If general readers recognize Kohn's name, it's thanks to his campaign against standardized testing (The Case Against Standardized Testing). Educational professionals will recall Kohn's insights into classroom management (Punished by Rewards) and school reform (The Schools Our Children Deserve). This collection of essays, written from 1999 to 2003, proves the author is one of America's most astute critics of current educational policies. Kohn revisits the standards and testing mania, but also takes on other controversial issues: grade inflation, school violence and how educators can deal with the aftermath of 9/11. 'Turning Learning into a Business' is an informative and incisive critique of the many ways in which Kohn sees the corporate world exploiting kids and profiting from schools through the marketing of tests, advertising in schools and textbooks, and turning schools into for-profit businesses. Kohn carefully links these issues to larger social concerns: 'one of the most crucial tasks in a democratic society' is 'the act of limiting the power that corporations have in determining what happens in, and to, our schools.' Kohn is unapologetic and articulate about the advantages of a progressive approach to education that values students' interests, focuses on understanding (rather than the acquisition of isolated facts) and assesses student work authentically (rather than by single, standardized measures). True to his educational philosophy, he asks readers to consider big questions, such as: What's important to know? What are the qualities of a good school? And perhaps most vital, Who gets to decide and who benefits? Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved. Read more Review The most energetic and charismatic figure standing in the way of a major federal effort to make standardized curriculums and tests a fact of life in every U.S. school. --Washington Post'Of the dozens of 'experts' on what's wrong (and right) in U.S. schools, only a handful are truly worth reading; Kohn has long been one of the soundest. His willingness not simply to challenge conventional answers but also examine whether we're asking the right questions gives his work a genuinely eye-opening quality.' --Booklist'Kohn cuts against the grain and takes on adversaries without fear, and yet with a mature and rational sophistication. He draws upon a rich tradition, citing the work of Dewey, Bruner, Piaget, and Holt, among others, but he now takes his proper place within their ranks.' --Jonathan Kozol Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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College Students in the United States: Characteristics, Experiences, and Outcomes

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Pdf:College Students in the United States: Characteristics, Experiences, and Outcomes.About the Author Kristen A. Renn is an associate professor of higher, adult, & lifelong education at Michigan State University. She is a coauthor of Student Development in College: Theory, Research, and Practice, Second Edition (Jossey-Bass, 2010). Robert D. Reason is an associate professor of student affairs and higher education at Iowa State University. He has written many journal articles and contributed chapters including such important texts as in Student Services: A Handbook for the Profession, 5th Edition (Jossey-Bass, 2010). Read more

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The Struggle for the American Curriculum, 1893-1958

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Pdf:The Struggle for the American Curriculum, 1893-1958.Review 'Almost by definition, a classic text resists revision. But Herbert Kliebard's 'Struggle for the American Curriculum is a welcome exception. Retaining its focus upon conflicts between curriculum theorists, Kliebard's latest edition adds new chapters about changes in school subjects themselves. The result is a lot like Herb Kliebard himself: concise, witty, graceful, and wise. Kliebard is a gentleman as well as a scholar, and it shows.'-Jonathan Zimmerman, New York University 'Kliebard's book has many strengths: it is lucidly written and the author discusses a wide range of issues and people in a succinct, fair, and scholarly manner. For these reasons alone it should appeal to a wide audience.'Praise for the previous editions-Harvard Educational Review 'Just as Kliebard's was an impressive voice calling for the study of curriculum history, so his own response to that need is impressive. 'The Struggle for the American Curriculum, 1893-1958 is well-researched and gracefully written, insightful as well as interesting.'Praise for the previous editions-Teachers College Record Read more About the Author Herbert M. Kliebard is Professor Emeritus of Educational Policy Studies and Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He is the author of Schooled to Work: Vocationalism and the American Curriculum, 1876-1946. Read more

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The Idea of A University (Notre Dame Series in the Great Books) (Notre Dame Series in Great Books)

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Pdf:The Idea of A University (Notre Dame Series in the Great Books) (Notre Dame Series in Great Books).Review “It is a classic; like so many classics, however, and alas, it is largely forgotten or too seldom read. This is decidedly not because it is difficult to read; it is wonderfully readable, and the reading of it will, we urge you to believe, transform the imagination of any student. In nine interconnected essays, Newman defines the nature of the true university and the purpose of education--knowledge as an end in itself--and defends, by extolling, the liberal arts.” ―The American Citizen Read more About the Author John Henry Cardinal Newman (1801-1890) was an Anglican priest, poet and theologian and later a Catholic cardinal, who was an important and controversial figure in the religious history of England in the 19th century. Read more

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Global Issues and Comparative Education (Perspectives in Education Studies Series)

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Pdf:Global Issues and Comparative Education (Perspectives in Education Studies Series).About the Author Wendy Bignold is Vice Dean of Education at Liverpool Hope University. She has been involved in formal and non-formal education projects in England, Hong Kong, Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Tajikstan and the USA, teaching children, young people and adults and working with a range of educational professionals. She currently teaches on Childhood & Youth Studies at Liverpool Hope. Read more

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Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Education: A Biographical Introduction (5th Edition)

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Pdf:Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Education: A Biographical Introduction (5th Edition).From the Back Cover Structured around major movements in world history, the lives of leading educators, and the philosophies and ideologies that resulted from their ideas, Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Education: A Biographical Introduction, Fifth Edition provides a clear interdisciplinary exploration of the development of educational ideas. The author takes a global perspective on the history and philosophy of education, capturing the essence of educational evolution through the biographies of 23 theorists, philosophers, and educators. This biographical focus, combined with an introductory presentation of the inherent connections between education's major movements and its primary movers, helps students better understand the social and historical conditions that have informed today's educational arena.   New to This Edition ·        NEW! Chapter 21 on William C. Bagley and Essentialism provides a balanced discussion that is the hallmark of this text. ·        NEW! Timelines highlighting key events in each educational philosopher's life at the beginning of every chapter provide a capsule introductory view of the philosopher's career. ·        NEW! URLs integrated within the Projects section of each chapter connect students with appropriate and useful sites and information.   WHAT REVIEWERS ARE SAYING: “Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Education is an excellent book.  Dr. Gutek has done a phenomenal job in pulling together so many diverse resources and references to write in-depth and detailed biographies of the individuals discussed in his book.” --Kelly Kolodny, Framingham State College   “I like the four organizing principles: contexts, biographies, educational ideas, [and] assessment of significance.” --Craig Schieber, City University of Seattle   “[The] quality of the applications [are] are real strength in each and every chapter.” --V. Robert Agostino, Duquesne University   “Historical and Philosophical Foundations of Education by Gerald L. Gutek is one of the most lucid and straightforward accounts of philosophers, theorists, and educators….The organizational pattern of [the book], with clear and concise sub-topics, ensures that students will easily be able to grasp the important understandings demanded of courses that deal with historical and philosophical thought.” --Karen L. Riley, Auburn University Montgomery   Read more About the Author Gerald Gutek is a veteran teacher and writer on the history and philosophy of education.  He specializes in the study of education biography as a vehicle of writing about the philosophy of education. He is a professor emeritus of education at Loyola University Chicago and has been a visiting professor at other institutions. Read more

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How the University Works: Higher Education and the Low-Wage Nation (Cultural Front)

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Pdf:How the University Works: Higher Education and the Low-Wage Nation (Cultural Front).Review “Not only the most persuasive political argument, but also the most sophisticated theoretical analysis of the university’s labor system.”-The Minnesota Review“Bousquet takes an uncompromising look at the way colleges employ those who teach—and how many professors have done nothing as tenured positions have been replaced with adjunct slots.”-Inside Higher Ed'Bousquet serves up a stinging indictment of those universities that exploit their students from the moment they set foot on campus. . . . [He] reveals the dystopia that the contemporary university has become.'-The Minnesota Review“How the University Works primarily focuses on the current issues faced by humanities and other departments in higher education. Still, this text is an invaluable source for anyone involved in postsecondary studies.” -Labor Studies Journal“Marc Bousquet’s How the University Works should be required reading for anyone with an interest in the future of higher education, including administrators, faculty members, graduate students, and—even more significantly—undergraduates and their parents.”-Thomas Hart Benton,The Chronicle of Higher Education“How the University Works is a serious wake-up call for the entire profession, and, based on what I overheard at the [2007 MLA] book fair, Bousquet is about to emerge as the Al Gore of higher education.”-Thomas Hart Benton,The Chronicle of Higher Education Read more About the Author Marc Bousquet is Associate Professor of English at Santa Clara University and the founding editor of Workplace: A Journal for Academic Labor. His previous books include Tenured Bosses and Disposable Teachers and The Politics of Information: The Electronic Mediation of Social Change. Read more

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Getting It Wrong from the Beginning: Our Progressivist Inheritance from Herbert Spencer, John Dewey, and Jean Piaget

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Pdf:Getting It Wrong from the Beginning: Our Progressivist Inheritance from Herbert Spencer, John Dewey, and Jean Piaget.Review One of the most highly regarded educational theorists of our time explains that the ideas upon which public education was founded—and which continue to dominate our educational thinking—are wrong. Kieran Egan diagnoses our school problems in a radically different way, shows why our attempts at reform are doomed, and offers promising, novel alternatives.“As we have come to expect from Kieran Egan, this book is full of brilliant insights. He has a great gift for posing fundamental, yet non-obvious, questions in such a way that we find some of our most deeply held assumptions up for grabs.”—James Wertsch, Washington University Read more About the Author Kieran Egan is professor of education at Simon Fraser University, British Columbia. A recipient of the Grawemeyer Award in Education, he is also author of the best-selling book The Educated Mind: How Cognitive Tools Shape Our Understanding and many other books and articles about education. Read more

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Miracle of Education: The Principles and Practices of Teaching and Learning in Finnish Schools (Second Revised Edition)

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Pdf:Miracle of Education: The Principles and Practices of Teaching and Learning in Finnish Schools (Second Revised Edition).Finnish pupils’ success in international student assessment tests and the characteristics of the Finnish educational system are the focus of interest all around in the world. The significance of Finnish educational policy and societal atmosphere are continuously discussed. This book provides explanations, answers and reflections to these questions. Over 30 expert authors have contributed to this book by bringing their own specific research-based points of view. The second edition of the book introduces the new national curriculum for basic education that now provides guidelines for school-based curricula. Students’ learning with engagement and schools as learning communities are core visions of the reform. The authors also reflect on the PISA 2012 results. The book gives an example on how to use PISA information for national improvements. In Finland, all evaluations are enhancement-led and this also includes PISA measurements. The book illustrates how teaching and learning of different subjects is realized in Finnish schools and describes the essential characteristics and methods of teaching, learning materials and research on these issues. The book provides important insight and reflections to international researchers, teachers, students, journalists and policy makers, who are interested in teaching and learning in Finnish schools. It shows the results of the systematic and persistent work that has been done on education and schooling in Finland. The main features of education in Finland are: Strong equity policy. Teachers as autonomous and reflective academic experts. Flexible educational structures and local responsibility for curriculum development. Evaluation for improvements, not for ranking. No national testing, no inspectorate. Research-based teacher education. Teachers’ high competence in content knowledge and pedagogy. Trust in education and teachers.

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School: The Story of American Public Education

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Pdf:School: The Story of American Public Education.Review [An] exemplary, thoroughly readable account.-Publishers Weekly'This book takes you through the history of how the idea of public education began, to where we are right now. . . . It's so beautifully done, judiciously done, and I'm really proud to help it along.'--Meryl Streep Read more About the Author Sarah Mondale is president and co-director of Stone Lantern Films, as well as a public school teacher in New York. She directed and co-produced the award-winning PBS series School (narrated by Meryl Streep), PBS primetime film Marcel Proust, Emmy award-winning Asylum and Megamall. Her most recent film, Backpack Full of Cash (2016) explores the privatization of public schools in America. Read more

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A History of American Higher Education, 2nd Edition

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Pdf:A History of American Higher Education, 2nd Edition.Review 'A History of American Higher Education is a 'must read' for any scholar either teaching or taking a course in educational history.' (Elea U. Herrera Historical Studies in Education) Read more Review 'Worthy of being the major new overview of U.S. higher education.' (Education Review)'Destined to be the standard work in this area for years to come.' (Journal of College Student Development)'A readable and concise introduction to this subject, it propels audience members to develop an appreciation for the heterogeneous... academe story as a whole.' (Teachers College Record) Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Higher Education in Transition: History of American Colleges and Universities (Foundations of Higher Education)

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Pdf:Higher Education in Transition: History of American Colleges and Universities (Foundations of Higher Education).Review '[Higher Education in Transition] is a superb contribution to American social and intellectual history, and the best history extant of the American college and university.' -Sol Cohen, ChangeThis volume is highly recommended, not only to students and practitioners of higher education, to whom it is indispensable, but to all who would truly understand what may well be the most important factor in our ultimate survival-our colleges and universities.' -Francis H. Horn, New York Times Book Review'[Higher Education in Transition] is a superb contribution to American social and intellectual history, and the best history extant of the American college and university.' -Sol Cohen, Change-[Higher Education in Transition] is a superb contribution to American social and intellectual history, and the best history extant of the American college and university.- -Sol Cohen, ChangeThis volume is highly recommended, not only to students and practitioners of higher education, to whom it is indispensable, but to all who would truly understand what may well be the most important factor in our ultimate survival-our colleges and universities.- -Francis H. Horn, New York Times Book Review Read more About the Author John S. Brubacher was professor of the history and philosophy of education at Yale and the University of Michigan. Read more

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Study and Teaching Guide for The History of the Renaissance World

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Pdf:Study and Teaching Guide for The History of the Renaissance World.About the Author Julia Kaziewicz holds her Ph.D. in history from the College of William & Mary. She resides in Williamsburg, Virginia.Sarah Park has a BFA from The College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, PA. She resides outside of San Fransisco, CA with her husband and three girls. Susan Wise Bauer is a writer, educator, and historian. Her previous books include the Writing With Ease, Writing With Skill, and Story of the World series from Well-Trained Mind Press, as well as The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home, The Well-Educated Mind: A Guide to the Classical Education You Never Had, Rethinking School, The Story of Western Science: From the Writings of Aristotle to the Big Bang Theory, and the History of the World series, all from W. W. W. Norton. She has a Ph.D. in American Studies from the College of William & Mary in Virginia, as well as an M.A. in seventeenth-century literature and a Master of Divinity in Ancient Near Eastern Languages and Literature. For fifteen years, she taught literature and composition at the College of William and Mary.Madelaine Wheeler resides in northern California and enjoys reading and education. Read more

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The Student's Friend Concise World History: Parts 1 and 2

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Pdf:The Student's Friend Concise World History: Parts 1 and 2.Review 'The Student's Friend Concise World History was the answer to my prayers. I found it after my first semester teaching, and have not looked back. Eight years on, the Student's Friend has completely changed my philosophy and approach to history education.'     -Joel Allen, Walhert Catholic High School, Dubuque, Iowa'I have struggled to accept any of the history teaching texts I've seen as sufficient to properly teach history, as I want my children to learn from it. I love The Student's Friend! I have used it for my son for world history and am now starting to use it for my daughter.'      -Thomas Gaitens, homeschool teacher, Tampa, Florida'Mike Maxwell has proven that a slim volume, elegantly written, is worth more than a shelf full of tomes. The Student's Friend Concise World History is by far the best textbook I've ever used to teach world history; I've been using it for more than 10 years.      I love the way this book is organized into short, easily digestible lessons that flow smoothly from one to the next. The writing is excellent, and Maxwell's choices about what to include--and perhaps, more importantly, what to leave out--are nothing short of brilliant. I highly recommend this book for students, teachers, or anyone who wants to learn more about the world.'     -Tefel Hall, San Francisco Unified School District, San Francisco, California'I have found The Student's Friend Concise World History to be indispensable to my teaching since I discovered it in 2009. It provides an unbiased and concise--yet surprisingly thorough--journey through history that facilitates an understanding of patterns in history.      It offers teachers and students more freedom of choice by providing a solid core around which the class is built, while leaving plenty of time for projects and activities that delve deeper into selected subjects of history. With the Student's Friend, Mike Maxwell has done teachers a great service.     -Glenn Yutzy, McDowell High School, Marion, North Carolina Read more From the Author My two books about history teaching complement each other. Future-Focused History Teaching reports findings from cognitive science that call for teachers to emphasize the most important knowledge in a school discipline so as to produce learning useful in the future. The Student's Friend Concise World History implements this suggestion by focusing on the most important concepts and developments of world history and by limiting superficial detail than can interfere with effective understanding.         The Student's Friend Concise World History has been available online as a free download since 2001, and the latest version is now available in book form with features not included in the download version. Lesson plans, essential outline maps, and other resources that support teaching with the Student's Friend are available on the Student's Friend website at studentsfriend.com/aids/about-teacher-tools.html. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Beats, Rhymes, and Classroom Life: Hip-Hop Pedagogy and the Politics of Identity

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Pdf:Beats, Rhymes, and Classroom Life: Hip-Hop Pedagogy and the Politics of Identity.Review 'One of the most profound, searching, and insightful studies of what happens to the identities and worldviews of high school students who are exposed to a hip-hop curriculum.'―Michael Eric Dyson, author, Can You Hear Me Now?“Hill’s book is a beautifully written reminder that the achievement gaps that students experience may be more accurately characterized as cultural gaps―between them and their teachers (and the larger society). This is a book that helps us see the power and potential of pedagogy.” ―From the Foreword by Gloria Ladson-Billings, University of Wisconsin-Madison“ Beats, Rhymes, and Classroom Life offers a vibrant, rigorous, and comprehensive analysis of hip-hop culture as an effective pedagogy, cultural politics, and a mobilizing popular form. This book is invaluable for anyone interested in hip-hop culture, identity, education, and youth.”― Henry Giroux, McMaster University, author, The Abandoned Generation: Democracy Beyond the Culture of Fear“This book marks the time where our modern literature changes from entertainment to education. A study guide for our next generation using the modern day struggle into manhood and beyond.” ―M-1 from dead prez Read more From the Author Marc Lamont Hill is Associate Professor of English Education and Anthropology at Teachers College, Columbia University. He has lectured widely and provides regular commentary for media outlets like NPR, the Washington Post, Essence Magazine, and the New York Times. He is also a political contributor for Fox News Channel, where he appears regularly to provide counterpoint on programs such as The O’Reilly Factor and Hannity & Colmes. Prior to joining Fox News, Dr. Hill was a regular guest on CNN, MSNBC, and CourtTV. His award-winning daily blog is located on his website: www.MarcLamontHill.com. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Teachers, Schools, and Society: A Brief Introduction to Education

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Pdf:Teachers, Schools, and Society: A Brief Introduction to Education.About the Author Karen R. Zittleman came to American University as a graduate student, worked with Dr. Sadker on gender equity research, then began researching teacher education issues, and now has graduated to co-author of this text. Karen brings both energy and insights to this textbook. Karen attended the University of Wisconsin for her bachelor’s degree, and American University for her master’s and doctorate. She teaches at American University’s School of Education, and has been a virtual teacher for several courses offered online through the Women’s Educational Equity Act. Her articles about gender, Title IX, and teacher education appear in the Journal of Teacher Education, Educational Leadership, Phi Delta Kappan, Principal and other professional journals. She is a contributing author to Teaching and Gender Equity: Foundations, Skills, Methods and Strategies (Lawrence Erlbaum publishers), and has created several equity websites. Karen has also authored Making Public Schools Great for Every Girl and Boy, an instructional guide on promoting equity in math and science instruction (National Educational Association), and educational film guides for A Hero for Daisy and Apple Pie: Raising Champions. She is project manager for Myra Sadker Advocates. Karen’s research interests have focused on educational equity, foundations of education, teacher preparation, and spirituality in education. Read more

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Making History Mine: Meaningful Connections for Grades 5-9

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Pdf:Making History Mine: Meaningful Connections for Grades 5-9.About the Author In 1989, Sarah Cooper placed seventeenth in the Scripps National Spelling Bee after winning the San Diego County Spelling Bee. Although her spelling career ended there, she did go on to receive a bachelor's degree in American history and literature from Harvard College and has taught middle and high school history and English for almost two decades in Los Angeles, Boulder (CO), and La Jolla (CA). She is currently teaching eighth-grade U.S. history and serves as Dean of Studies at Flintridge Preparatory School in La Canada, California.'I am not sure I could avoid the profession,' she says, adding that both of her parents were career public high school teachers before they retired. Sarah says that she wanted to become a teacher to be with kids every day. 'I also wanted to give back to the next generation what I learned from my many knowledgeable and kind teachers in elementary, middle, and high school. I wanted to teach skills and cultural literacy concepts that can help students be productive, thoughtful citizens of the world.'In her classrooms, she likes to watch kids focus their energy into productive thinking as they start the day's activities. 'I love connecting what we are learning in history to current events outside the classroom. I love watching students grow from year to year in my classrooms or in the hallways of our school. I love one-on-one conferencing with students when we can discuss their writing and their thinking,' Sarah says.When she sat down to write her book, Making History Mine, she looked through all of her lesson plans and handouts from the previous ten years to see patterns, themes, and strategies. 'Once I had taken notes on all of these ideas, I began putting the elements together into chapters based on goals and themes,' Sarah explains. Sarah is currently working on a book with Routledge about teaching middle school civics and current events, Creating Citizens, due out in early 2018. For her own professional development, Sarah likes to find inspiration by reading widely and collaborating with colleagues.  'I look for the idea that I can't get out of my head, the one that at first sounds too difficult or outside my typical style. If it sounds challenging and I can't forget it, it's probably an idea that will transform one area of my teaching.' Recently she has also found it interesting to read about how schools change. 'For pedagogical books, I look for works that will help me see the big picture of schools,' she says.Sarah lives near Los Angeles with her husband and two sons. Read more

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Speech to Print Workbook: Language Exercises for Teachers, Second Edition

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Pdf:Speech to Print Workbook: Language Exercises for Teachers, Second Edition.Review 'Remarkably instructive and thought provoking. It is a brilliant companion to Speech to Print-each excellent, together extraordinary.' (Marilyn Jager Adams, Ph.D.) Read more About the Author Louisa Cook Moats, Ed.D., has published many book chapters, journal articles, and policy papers on reading instruction. Formerly Project Director at the District of Columbia Public Schools site of the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) Early Interventions Project, Dr. Moats is now an independent consultant and writer who specializes in the professional development of teachers of reading and writing. Dr. Moats spent the 1996-1997 school year as a visiting scholar at the Sacramento County Office of Education, where she authored and presented leadership training materials on early reading for the California State Board of Education. These materials are now required content in all of the professional development programs conducted under Assembly Bill 1086 in California. Dr. Moats received her Bachelor of Arts degree from Wellesley College, her Master of Arts degree from Peabody College of Vanderbilt University, and her doctorate of education in reading and human development from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. She worked as a teacher, neuropsychology technician, and specialist in learning disorders prior to her doctoral training. She was a licensed psychologist in private practice for 15 years in Vermont and a graduate instructor both at Harvard and at St. Michael's College in Winooski, Vermont, where she developed innovative courses for teachers linking the disciplines of linguistics and reading education. Specializing in reading development, reading disorders, spelling, and written language, she has written and lectured widely throughout the United States and abroad. She has taught courses in teacher education at the Greenwood Institute in Putney, Vermont, and at Simmons College in Boston. Her publications include this text's companion workbook, Speech to Print Workbook: Language Exercises for Teachers (Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co., 2003); journal articles; book chapters; a classroom basal spelling program; a book titled Spelling: Development, Disability, and Instruction (York Press, 1995); and a book for parents, co-authored with Susan L. Hall, Straight Talk About Reading: How Parents Can Make a Difference in the Early Years (Contemporary Books, 1999). Bruce L. Rosow, Ed.D., completed his doctoral studies in educational psychology at American International College. He began his career teaching fourth- and fifth-grade students for 12 years at Guilford Central School in Southern Vermont. He then spent 4 more years at Guilford working with intermediate and middle school students teaching word study and remedial math. During this time, Dr. Rosow worked with Dr. Louisa Moats to design word study lessons for his diverse students based on the principles of structured language instruction. The result was Spellography (with Louisa Cook Moats; Sopris West, 2003), a word study curriculum for intermediate and middle school students. Dr. Rosow has also been involved in writing the morphology strand for the Language! curriculum (Sopris West). He is currently the academic dean at the Greenwood School, a residential school for intermediate and middle school boys with language-based learning differences. Dr. Rosow also teaches courses at Simmons College in the Language and Literacy Program using Speech to Print: Language Essentials for Teachers, Second Edition (Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co., 2010), as the primary text. Read more

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The Cow Says Moo: Ten Tips to Teach Toddlers to Talk: An Early Intervention Guide

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Pdf:The Cow Says Moo: Ten Tips to Teach Toddlers to Talk: An Early Intervention Guide.Review Excellent family friendly strategies...                                                                    - daisyqc98...an invaluable tool... ...put many of our fears to rest...                                                                  - superj300In using these skills daily he went from a non verbal child to having over 50 word vocabulary, signing and improving on communicating his wants to us. In addition to a mom of a special needs child I am also a pediatric nurse and would recommend it for health care providers.                                                                      - Jennifer ManzoI think this is an amazing resource for parent's with young children with speech language concerns. It is concise, to the point, without a lot of reading for the parent but provides visual and activities that are easy enough for a parent to try at home without thinking its a lot of extra work and time to devote out of their already busy lives. Great book! -Terri/Goodreads Read more From the Author As an early intervention provider for over a decade, I came to realize that parents consistently expressed the same concerns regarding their child's speech development.  Is he just a late talker?  Will he catch up?  Why doesn't she talk when I know she can?  I've heard her say 'cookie,' but when she wants a cookie all she does is point or pull me to the cabinet; why won't she say 'cookie?'  I heard her say 'up' one time, but then she never said it again.  I've tried to teach him sign language, but he gets confused.  Will sign language stop my child from talking?  My son's sounds are coming out wrong - an e sounds like an n, a d sounds like a b; what can I do to help?I found myself giving parents the same specific strategies again and again, and in time I had a thought that it would be beneficial for parents to be able to refer to a simple, non-technical guide specifically geared towards helping toddlers learn to communicate.  As parents would also often state that they did not know the words to children's songs, were not familiar with simple sign language, and did not know what children's books were best to evoke language, I decided to expand my book to include these areas as well.This book, which initially started out as a short guide, has been five years in the making.  My goal is and always has been to help parents be advocates for their own children.  I've received great feedback on the book so far and hope that my book continues to guide parents in helping their children learn to communicate more effectively. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Stand Out 2 (Stand Out, Third Edition)

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Pdf:Stand Out 2 (Stand Out, Third Edition).About the Author Rob Jenkins is a professor of ESL and the Faculty Development Coordinator serving over 300 instructors teaching for Santa Ana College School of Continuing Education in California. He is a recipient of the Santa Ana College Distinguished Faculty Award. Rob is also a textbook author and consultant for National Geographic Learning. He is the author of Stand Out and series editor for World English, and also consults on state and national projects. Rob and Staci Johnson, his co-author, were awarded the Heinle Outstanding Achievement Award for their contribution to publishing in 2013 Read more

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Stand Out Basic (Stand Out, Third Edition)

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Pdf:Stand Out Basic (Stand Out, Third Edition).About the Author Rob Jenkins is a professor of ESL and the Faculty Development Coordinator serving over 300 instructors teaching for Santa Ana College School of Continuing Education in California. He is a recipient of the Santa Ana College Distinguished Faculty Award. Rob is also a textbook author and consultant for National Geographic Learning. He is the author of Stand Out and series editor for World English, and also consults on state and national projects. Rob and Staci Johnson, his co-author, were awarded the Heinle Outstanding Achievement Award for their contribution to publishing in 2013 Read more

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Empowerment Series: Understanding Human Behavior and the Social Environment

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Pdf:Empowerment Series: Understanding Human Behavior and the Social Environment.About the Author Charles Zastrow, MSW, PhD, is Professor Emeritus in Social Work at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, where he chaired the Social Work Department for six years. He has also been the Assistant Director and Professor in the Social Work Program at George Williams College in Williams Bay, Wisconsin. A Licensed Clinical Social Worker in the state of Wisconsin, Dr. Zastrow has worked as a practitioner for various agencies, chaired social work accreditation site visit teams for the Council on Social Work Education (CSWE), and served on the Commission on Accreditation of CSWE. He also was a member of the BPD board. A leader in social work education and a bestselling author, Dr. Zastrow has written more than 45 articles in professional journals as well as nine books, including four other textbooks: THE GENERALIST SOCIAL WORK PRACTICE, SOCIAL WORK WITH GROUPS, SOCIAL PROBLEMS: ISSUES AND SOLUTIONS, and UNDERSTANDING HUMAN BEHAVIOR AND THE SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT (with Dr. Karen Kirst-Ashman). Read more

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Empowerment Series: Social Work and Social Welfare

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Pdf:Empowerment Series: Social Work and Social Welfare.About the Author Rosalie Ambrosino is professor and interim chair of the Department of Social Work at the University of Texas at San Antonio, where she teaches policy and cultural competence. She previously taught research, human behavior, and practice courses in child welfare. She also served on the faculty and as head of the BSW Program at the University of Texas at Austin for 18 years. Dr. Ambrosino has extensive social work experience in settlement houses/community centers, child welfare, school social work, and administration. She received her Ph.D. at the University of Texas at Austin, her master's degree at Antioch University, and her bachelor's degree at the University of Minnesota. Read more

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Crisis Intervention Strategies

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Pdf:Crisis Intervention Strategies.About the Author Richard 'Dick' James is a Crader Professor of Counseling at the University of Memphis. He is a licensed psychologist and licensed professional counselor. He also is a Nationally Certified School Counselor. He is currently coordinator of psychological assessment at the University of Memphis Center for Rehabilitation and teaches graduate classes in crisis intervention, theories of counseling, and school counseling at the University of Memphis. He trains police officers for crisis intervention with the mentally ill and consults on crisis intervention planning and techniques with schools, agencies, prisons and businesses. Read more

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Aggression Replacement Training: A Comprehensive Intervention for Aggressive Youth, Third Edition (Revised and Expanded)(CD included)

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Pdf:Aggression Replacement Training: A Comprehensive Intervention for Aggressive Youth, Third Edition (Revised and Expanded)(CD included).About the Author This book is a revision of an earlier edition with the three original authors: Arnold P. Goldstein (1933-2002), Barry Glick and John C. Gibbs.Arnold P. Goldstein, Ph.D. (1933-2002), was Professor of Psychology and Education at Syracuse University as well as Founder and Director of the Syracuse University Center for Research on Aggression. He authored over 60 books and more than 100 articles on aggression, prosocial skills training, and juvenile delinquency. He also served as Director of the New York State Task Force on Juvenile Gangs. Dr. Goldstein received many prestigious awards including the Career Achievement Award from the American Psychological Association's Commitee on Children, Youth, and Families; and the Senior Scientist Award from APA's School Psychology Division.Barry Glick, Ph.D., is Chief Operating Officer of G&G Consultants, LLC, a national consulting firm to juvenile and adult correctional systems. Working in both private child-care agencies and in state government, he has held positions as child-care worker, psychologist, and administrator. Dr. Glick has devoted his professional career to the development of policies, programs, and services for adolescents. His specialization is in juvenile delinquency and adolescents with emotional disturbances.John C. Gibbs, Ph.D., is Professor of Developmental Psychology at The Ohio State University, Columbus. He has been a member of the State of Ohio Governor's Council on Juvenile Justice and a faculty associate at The Ohio State University Criminal Justice Research Center. Dr. Gibbs also served as a member of the Social Cognitive Training Study Group of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Violence Prevention Division). His work has centered on developmental theory, assessment of social cognition and moral judgement development, and interventions with conduct-disordered adolescents. Read more

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Contemporary Human Geography (3rd Edition)

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Pdf:Contemporary Human Geography (3rd Edition).About the Author James M. Rubenstein received his Ph.D. from Johns Hopkins University in 1975. He was Professor of Geography at Miami University, Oxford, Ohio, where he taught urban and human geography, and where he helped develop the new Sustainability co-major in the Institute for the Environment & Sustainability.   He is also the author of Pearson’s The Cultural Landscape and Introduction to Contemporary Geography. He is often invited to give talks and presentations at colleges, high schools, and professional meetings.   Rubenstein works as a regional consultant for the Chicago Federal Reserve Bank and he conducts research in the automotive industry. He is often interviewed by the media on automotive and economic issues, and has published three books on the subject: The Changing U.S. Auto Industry: A Geographical Analysis (Routledge); Making and Selling Cars: Innovation and Change in the U.S. Auto Industry (The Johns Hopkins University Press); and Who Really Made Your Car? Restructuring and Geographic Change in the Auto Industry (W.E. Upjohn Institute, with Thomas Klier).   He is a semi-amateur, semi-professional painter, and displays his work at galleries in Maryland and Ohio.   Read more

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The Behavior Code: A Practical Guide to Understanding and Teaching the Most Challenging Students

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Pdf:The Behavior Code: A Practical Guide to Understanding and Teaching the Most Challenging Students.Review “The Behavior Code needs to be read by all teachers, counselors, administrators, and parents!/From cover to cover I felt Minahan and Rappaport were speaking to me, an elementary teacher and a mom. I felt they knew me, and knew those students who kept me awake at night. Teachers, this book is written by authors who KNOW what our jobs are like.” — Lorna d’Entremont, Special Needs Book Review“This text takes us one step closer toward blending the education and mental health worlds, extracting the best strategies from both, and applying them to challenging cases. As child psychiatrists be- come even more embedded in schools, consulting to some of the most challenging students, the resources in The Behavior Code are helpful, practical tools we can offer teachers with whom we work.” — Sheryl H. Kataoka, Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry“This was an excellent book with really unique ideas on how to help children with challenging behaviors channel their energies in acceptable ways. This is the best book I’ve ever read on the topic, hands down. ” —Teacher's Toolbox Read more From the Back Cover Based on a collaboration dating back nearly a decade, the authors of The Behavior Code—a behavioral analyst and a child psychiatrist—reveal their systematic approach for deciphering causes and patterns of difficult student behaviors and matching them with proven strategies that get students back on track academically. This book includes user-friendly worksheets and other helpful resources for applying the authors’ approach. “Teaching is an art, but it’s one that can be improved with science. Based on what we have learned in the field of psychology, The Behavior Code gives teachers the tools to transform the behavior patterns of some of their most challenging students. By using this essential book, teachers—instead of punishing or writing 'off troubled students—can get them onto a path for success.” — Geoffrey Canada, president and ceo, Harlem Children’s Zone “The Behavior Code is truly a godsend. Concisely written and easy to read, this book offers a framework for creating successful behavioral plans. I predict that once teachers and principals begin to apply the authors’ approach for understanding and changing problematic behavior, they’ll never look elsewhere for help again. Buy it, read it, use it, read it again and again—and pass it on!” — William S. Pollack, associate clinical professor, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School “This book is an essential guide for teachers and school personnel who find themselves in daily contact with students presenting with difficult behaviors. The authors outline an intervention procedure that is easily implemented in a busy classroom with multiple demands. Too often, behavioral intervention plans require so much attention to detail that teachers soon decide to disengage. Not so with the FAIR plan. By providing clear instructions and helpful examples, the authors promote a plan that prevents inappropriate behaviors while reinforcing socially acceptable alternatives.” — LeAdelle Phelps, professor of counseling/school psychology, University at Buffalo, SUNYJessica Minahan is a board-certified behavior analyst and special educator who is currently employed in the Newton (Mass.) public school system as a district-wide behavior analyst. Nancy Rappaport is an assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and author of In Her Wake: A Child Psychiatrist Explores the Mystery of Her Mother’s Suicide (Basic Books, 2009). Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Curriculum 21: Essential Education for a Changing World (Professional Development)

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Pdf:Curriculum 21: Essential Education for a Changing World (Professional Development).From the Inside Flap 'What year are you preparing your students for? 1973? 1995? Can you honestly say that your school's curriculum and the program you use are preparing your students for 2015 or 2020? Are you even preparing them for today?' With those provocative questions, author and educator Heidi Hayes Jacobs launches a powerful case for overhauling, updating, and injecting life into the K 12 curriculum. Sharing her expertise as a world-renowned curriculum designer and calling upon the collective wisdom of 10 education thought leaders, Jacobs provides insight and inspiration in the following key areas: 1. Content and assessment--How to identify what to keep, what to cut, and what to create, and where portfolios and other new kinds of assessment fit into the picture; 2. Program structures--How to improve our use of time and space and our groupings of students and staff; 3. Technology--How it's transforming teaching, and how to take advantage of students' natural facility with technology; 4. Media literacy--The essential issues to address, and the best resources for helping students become informed users of multiple forms of media; 5. Globalization--What steps to take to help students gain a global perspective; 6. Sustainability--How to instill enduring values and beliefs that will lead to healthier local, national, and global communities; and 7. Habits of mind--The thinking habits that students, teachers, and administrators need to develop and practice to succeed in school, work, and life. Curriculum 21 is the ideal guide for transforming our schools into what they must become: learning organizations that match the times in which we live. Read more

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The MindUP Curriculum: Grades 3-5: Brain-Focused Strategies for Learning—and Living

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Pdf:The MindUP Curriculum: Grades 3-5: Brain-Focused Strategies for Learning—and Living.About the Author The Hawn Foundation, in collaboration with neuroscientists, behavioral psychologists, educators, and leading researchers in the field of social and emotional learning, has developed MindUP™ instructional materials and trainings for teachers of grades PreK–8. A key contributor is Judy Willis, renowned neurologist, middle school teacher, and brain. Read more

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Phonemic Awareness in Young Children: A Classroom Curriculum

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Pdf:Phonemic Awareness in Young Children: A Classroom Curriculum.Review 'The directions are easy to understand and the lessons follow a developmental sequence beginning with the easiest and most basic activities. . . . This book could be used with any reading program. . . . The games are user-friendly and do not require a large amount of preparation time. . . . Excellent resource book.' Read more About the Author Marilyn Jager Adams, Ph.D., is a cognitive and developmental psychologist who has devoted her career to research and applied work in the area of cognition and education. Dr. Adams' scholarly contributions include the book Beginning to Read: Thinking and Learning About Print (MIT Press, 1994). Among honors, she has received the American Educational Research Association's Sylvia Scribner Award and The International Dyslexia Association's Samuel Torrey Orton Award.Dr. Adams chaired the planning committee for the National Academy of Sciences (1998) report Preventing Reading Difficulties in Young Children and has served since 1992 on the planning or steering committees for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) in reading. She also developed a vocabulary assessment for the 2014 National Assessment of Adult Literacy (NAAL) and was on the development team for the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts and Literacy.Dr. Adams has authored a number of empirically validated classroom resources, including Odyssey: A Curriculum for Thinking (Charlesbridge Publishing, 1986), which was originally developed for barrio students in Venezuela; Phonemic Awareness in Young Children: A Classroom Curriculum (Paul H. Brookes Publishing Co., 1998) on language and literacy basics for emergent readers and students with special needs; Open Court's 1995 edition of Collection for Young Scholars, a program for reading, writing, and literacy development for elementary school students; and Scholastic's System 44 (2009) and iRead (2013), technology-based programs for building literacy foundations. She has also served on the advisory board for several of the Public Broadcasting System's educational programs including Sesame Street and Between the Lions, for which she was Senior Literacy Advisor.Dr. Adams spent most of her career with the think tank Bolt Beranek & Newman (BBN Technologies-'Where Wizards Stay up Late') in Cambridge, Massachusetts. From 2000 to 2007, she was Chief Scientist at Soliloquy Learning, which she cofounded with the goal of harnessing automatic speech recognition for helping students learn to read and read to learn. She is currently a visiting scholar in the Cognitive, Linguistic, and Psychological Sciences Department at Brown University. She has two children: John, who is working toward a Ph.D. in social psychology, and Jocie, who is striving to be a musician. Her husband, Milton, is a rocket scientist at Massachusetts Institute of Technology's Charles Stark Draper Labs. Barbara R. Foorman, Ph.D., earned her doctorate at the University of California-Berkeley. She is Professor of Pediatrics and Director of the Center for Academic and Reading Skills at the University of Texas-Houston Medical School and Principal Investigator of the grant funded by the National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), Early Interventions for Children with Reading Problems. In addition to many chapters and journal articles on topics related to language and reading development, she is the editor of Reading Acquisition: Cultural Constraints and Cognitive Universals (Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 1986). She is on the editorial board of Journal of Learning Disabilities and has guest edited special issues of Scientific Studies of Reading, Linguistics and Education and Journal of Learning Disabilities. Dr. Foorman has been actively involved in outreach to the schools and to the general public, having chaired Houston Independent School District's Committee on a Balanced Approach to Reading and having testified before the California and Texas legislatures and the Texas Board of Education Long-Range Planning Committee. Dr. Foorman is also a member of the National Academy of Sciences' Committee on the Prevention of Reading Difficulties in Young Children, the board of the Society for the Scientific Study of Reading, the Consortium on Reading Excellence (CORE), and several local reading efforts. Ingvar Lundberg, Ph.D., was first trained as a school teacher and served in inner-city schools in Stockholm, Sweden. Later, he entered an academic career and became Professor of Developmental Psychology at the University of Ume. He has published a dozen books, primarily in Scandinavian languages and a large number of scientific articles, particularly in the field of reading and language development. He served on the steering committee of the largest survey of reading achievement in the world, including more than 30 countries. He is a fellow of several academies and learned societies and serves on the editorial board of a number of scientific journals. He is currently affiliated with the Department of Psychology at Göteborg, Sweden, where he directs a research program on communication disabilities. Terri Beeler, Ed.D., has more than 20 years of experience in education, in both teaching and administration. Dr. Beeler is Assistant Professor in the Department of Urban Education at the University of Houston's downtown campus. Within the responsibilities of that position, she is one of the coordinators of a totally field-based teacher education program, which allows her to work with both preservice and in-service teachers and also continue to be in classrooms with children. In addition, she does a great deal of staff development and consultant work in the area of early literacy development, specifically phonemic awareness and guided reading. She is also a co-editor of the State of Reading, the journal of the Texas State Reading Association, and author of I Can Read, I can Write: Creating a Print-Rich Environment (Creative Teaching Press, 1993). Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Integrating Differentiated Instruction & Understanding by Design: Connecting Content and Kids

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Pdf:Integrating Differentiated Instruction & Understanding by Design: Connecting Content and Kids.From the Inside Flap Teachers struggle every day to bring quality instruction to their students. Beset by lists of content standards and accompanying 'high-stakes' accountability tests, many educators sense that both teaching and learning have been redirected in ways that are potentially impoverishing for those who teach and those who learn. Educators need a model that acknowledges the centrality of standards but also ensures that students truly understand content and can apply it in meaningful ways. For many educators, Understanding by Design addresses that need. Simultaneously, teachers find it increasingly difficult to ignore the diversity of the learners who populate their classrooms. Few teachers find their work effective or satisfying when they simply 'serve up' a curriculum--even an elegant one--to students with no regard for their varied learning needs. For many educators, Differentiated Instruction offers a framework for addressing learner variance as a critical component of instructional planning. In this book the two models converge, providing readers fresh perspectives on two of the greatest contemporary challenges for educators: crafting powerful curriculum in a standards-dominated era and ensuring academic success for the full spectrum of learners. Each model strengthens the other. Understanding by Design is predominantly a curriculum design model that focuses on what we teach. Differentiated Instruction focuses on whom we teach, where we teach, and how we teach. Carol Ann Tomlinson and Jay McTighe show you how to use the principles of backward design and differentiation together to craft lesson plans that will teach essential knowledge and skills for the full spectrum of learners. Connecting content and kids in meaningful ways is what teachers strive to do every day. In tandem, UbD and DI help educators meet that goal by providing structures, tools, and guidance for developing curriculum and instruction that bring to students the best of what we know about Read more About the Author Carol Ann Tomlinson's career as an educator includes 21 years as a public school teacher, 12 years as a program administrator of special services for struggling and advanced learners. She was Virginia's Teacher of the Year in 1974. More recently, she has been a faculty member at the University of Virginia's Curry School of Education, where she is currently William Clay Parrish Jr. Professor and Chair of Educational Leadership, Foundations, and Policy. Also at UVa., she is Co-Director of the University's Institutes on Academic Diversity. She was named Outstanding Professor at Curry School of Education in 2004 and received an All University Teaching Award in 2008. Special interests throughout her career have included curriculum and instruction for struggling and advanced learners, effective instruction in heterogeneous settings, and encouraging creative and critical thinking in the classroom. Carol is a reviewer for eight journals and is author of over 200 articles, book chapters, books, and other professional development materials. For ASCD, she has authored several books including How to Differentiate Instruction in Mixed-ability Classrooms and The Differentiated Classroom: Responding to the Needs of all Learners. Carol's books on differentiation have been translated into 12 languages. She works throughout the U. S. and abroad with teachers whose goal is to develop more responsive heterogeneous classrooms. Jay McTighe brings a wealth of experience developed during a rich and varied career in education. He served as director of the Maryland Assessment Consortium, a state collaboration of school districts working together to develop and share formative performance assessments. Prior to this position, Jay was involved with school improvement projects at the Maryland State Department of Education where he directed the development of the Instructional Framework, a multimedia database on teaching. Jay is well known for his work with thinking skills, having coordinated statewide efforts to develop instructional strategies, curriculum models, and assessment procedures for improving the quality of student thinking. In addition to his work at the state level, Jay has experience at the district level in Prince George's County, Maryland, as a classroom teacher, resource specialist, and program coordinator. Jay is an accomplished author, having coauthored 10 books, including the best-selling Understanding by Design series with Grant Wiggins. He has written more than 30 articles and book chapters, and has published in leading journals, including Educational Leadership (ASCD) and The Developer (National Staff Development Council). Jay received his undergraduate degree from the College of William and Mary, earned his master's degree from the University of Maryland, and completed post-graduate studies at the Johns Hopkins University. He was selected to participate in the Educational Policy Fellowship Program through the Institute for Educational Leadership in Washington, D.C., and served as a member of the National Assessment Forum, a coalition of education and civil rights organizations advocating reforms in national, state, and local assessment policies and practices. Jay has an extensive background in professional development and is a regular speaker at national, state, and district level. Read more

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Anti-Bias Education for Young Children and Ourselves (Naeyc)

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Pdf:Anti-Bias Education for Young Children and Ourselves (Naeyc).Review What if someone told you that you could contribute in a small but significant way to making the world a better place? That is what this book offers: A chance to make the world fairer and more humane for everybody from a place where you have already chosen to be―working with children and families.―From the Foreword by Carol Brunson Day, President, National Black Child Development InstituteIn this wonderful and long-awaited second edition, the authors compellingly invite early childhood educators to learn and reflect and to teach in new and daring ways. Their penetrating analyses and vivid, honest stories inspire all of us to challenge our assumptions and to work together to create a more just and equitable world.―Patricia G. Ramsey, Professor, Mount Holyoke CollegeOnce again NAEYC has made available to the field a powerful expression of what all of us strive to provide for the children in our care. I remember embracing the original Anti-Bias Curriculum when I was a new Head Start teacher―it shaped and guided my practice for years. I am certain that this new edition will help the next generation of teachers create enriching learning environments that reflect, support, and respect the diverse backgrounds of the young children they serve.―Calvin Moore, President, National Association for Family Child CareThe new book integrates our understanding of anti-bias with current research and knowledge, creating a theoretical and practical book for anyone interested in exploring antibias education. Louise and Julie have captured the essence of the original ABC book and expanded it―this volume is a thorough discussion of the issues with thought provoking questions and practical suggestions for anti-bias classrooms!―Christina Lopez Morgan, Chair, Child Development and Education Department, De Anza CollegeHow exciting to finally have the anti-bias “bible” updated! I love the addition of the “Voices from the Field” segments and the new chapters on economic class differences and family structures. I also greatly appreciate the focus on adult development in this process. This book should be a part of every early childhood professional’s library!―Debbie LeeKeenan, Director, Eliot‑Pearson Children’s School, Tufts University Read more About the Author Louise Derman-Sparks is an internationally respected antibias educator. Author (with the ABC Task Force) of Anti-Bias Curriculum: Tools for Empowering Young Children, the original edition of the current volume, she has coauthored additional books with Dr. Carol Brunson Day and Dr. Patricia Ramsey. She speaks throughout the United States and abroad. Louise has a lifelong commitment to building a more just society for all people. Her children, Douglass and Holly, now grown, were her inspiration. A Pacific Oaks College faculty member for 33 years―when its mission and pedagogy refl ected anti-bias education principles― Louise is retired. She served on the NAEYC Governing Board during 1997–2001.Julie Olsen Edwards began her early childhood education career working as a family child care provider as a way to stay home with her new baby. She went on to work for Head Start, teach in private and public preschools and parent cooperatives, and teach kindergarten and reading in elementary schools, and work with community teen mother programs. For 38 years, Julie was on the faculty of Cabrillo College’s early childhood education department, served as program chair, and was founding director of the campus Children’s Center. A lifetime activist for children and families, she continues to write, teach, and consult on issues of equity, diversity, and anti-bias; emerging literacy; and family life and empowerment. She served on the NAEYC Governing Board during 2003–2007. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The MindUP Curriculum: Grades PreK–2: Brain-Focused Strategies for Learning—and Living

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Pdf:The MindUP Curriculum: Grades PreK–2: Brain-Focused Strategies for Learning—and Living.About the Author The Hawn Foundation, in collaboration with neuroscientists, behavioral psychologists, educators, and leading researchers in the field of social and emotional learning, has developed MindUP™ instructional materials and trainings for teachers of grades PreK–8. A key contributor is Judy Willis, renowned neurologist, middle school teacher, and brain. Read more

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The MindUP Curriculum: Grades 6–8: Brain-Focused Strategies for Learning—and Living

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Pdf:The MindUP Curriculum: Grades 6–8: Brain-Focused Strategies for Learning—and Living.About the Author The Hawn Foundation, in collaboration with neuroscientists, behavioral psychologists, educators, and leading researchers in the field of social and emotional learning, has developed MindUP™ instructional materials and trainings for teachers of grades PreK–8. A key contributor is Judy Willis, renowned neurologist, middle school teacher, and brain. Read more

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Curriculum: From Theory to Practice

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Pdf:Curriculum: From Theory to Practice.Review Wesley Null combines in this work the deft hand of an educational historian with the knowledge and skill of a curriculum scholar. His analysis of the deliberative curriculum—and its attendant synthesis through the work of past and present curriculum thinkers—is both original and imaginative. Not only is the theory of curriculum examined, but the foundation is provided for students and practitioners to make meaning of the field in all its processes and outcomes. Null's commitment to balance in curricular theory and practice is exemplary. This well-crafted and thoughtful book is a noteworthy contribution to the arena of curriculum studies. (John A. Beineke, Distinguished Professor of Educational Leadership and Currriculum, Arkansas State University) Read more Review Curriculum: From Theory to Practice gives its readers a powerful framework that embraces both classical and contemporary theorists for the mapping of traditions in education, curricula, and curriculum-making. At the same time, it makes a case for the importance of a deliberative tradition of educational thought that can embrace the theory and the practice of the book's title as well as the moral and the practical. I look forward to introducing students to the curriculum field by way of this book. (Ian Westbury, Professor Emeritus of Curriculum and Instruction, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign) Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Rethinking Multicultural Education: Teaching for Racial and Cultural Justice

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Pdf:Rethinking Multicultural Education: Teaching for Racial and Cultural Justice.Review If you are an educator, student, activist, or parent striving for educational equality and liberation, Rethinking Multicultural Education will empower and inspire you to make a positive change in your community. --Curtis Acosta, former teacher, Tucson Mexican American Studies Program and founder of Acosta Latino Learning PartnershipRethinking Multicultural Education is both thoughtful and timely. As the nation and our schools become more complex on every dimension race, ethnicity, class, gender, ability, sexuality, immigrant status teachers need theory and practice to help guide and inform their curriculum and their pedagogy. This is the resource teachers at every level have been looking for. --Gloria Ladson-Billings, Professor & Department Chair, Kellner Family Chair in Urban Education, University of Wisconsin-Madison and author of Dreamkeepers: Successful Teachers of African American ChildrenRethinking Multicultural Education is an essential text as we name the schools we deserve, and struggle to bring them to life in classrooms across the land. --William Ayers, teacher activist, award-winning education writer, and Distinguished Professor of Education and Senior University Scholar at the University of Illinois at Chicago (retired) Read more About the Author Wayne Au, a former public high school social studies and language arts teacher, is an Assistant Professor in the Education Program at the University of Washington, Bothell Campus. He is editor of Rethinking Multicultural Education: Teaching for Racial and Cultural Justice, co-editor of Rethinking Our Classrooms Volume 1 (Revised and Expanded Edition), and writes regularly for Rethinking Schools. Wayne is also author and editor of many academic articles and books, and his most recent book, Critical Curriculum Studies: Curriculum, Consciousness, and the Politics of Knowing, was published by Routledge in 2011. Read more

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The Principal as Curriculum Leader: Shaping What Is Taught and Tested

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Pdf:The Principal as Curriculum Leader: Shaping What Is Taught and Tested.Review 'I found the book to be a compelling presentation of the key role of principal―understanding curriculum and how to implement effective change in all buildings. I have been searching for a book to use in my principal preparation class on Instructional Leadership and I believe I now have the book that will provide my students a comprehensive view on the principalship. With a continued emphasis on school improvement and the importance of increasing student achievement, this book is an invaluable tool for pre-service and in-service school leaders.' Author: Ted Kaniuka, Associate professor of Educational Leadership'As principals, we so often get caught up in the day-to-day management of our schools.  We must quit putting out fires and instead focus our attention on leading, specifically as curriculum leaders.  Glatthorn, Jailall and Jailall provide a clear framework with a plan of action to put you and your school on a path to student success.  Whether you need to develop a plan or simply refine the one you have, this book is a must read!' Author: Stephen Baker, Principal'Glatthorn, Jailall, and Jailall challenge principals to be leaders of curriculum in their schools, districts, and states as they consider the needs of students and classrooms during a challenging time in education systems across the country.' Author: Kathy T. Spencer, Ed. D.'The Principal as Curriculum Leader is a blueprint for principals to use when implementing curriculum reform. It brings clarity to the many trends, mandates, and guidelines that masquerade as simple solutions to complex issues. This book should be read and owned by every principal and curriculum leader.' Author: Dr. Jerry V. Congleton, Former Superintendent'An effective school requires a strong curriculum and high quality execution in every classroom. This can only be achieved when the principal becomes a true curriculum leader. Aspiring administrators and experienced principals will do a better job leading their schools after reading this powerful and practical book.' Author: Chris Terrill, Head of Schools'The Principal as Curriculum Leader provides insight and practical suggestions to support the principal’s role as a building curriculum leader. This is a must-read guide that outlines the building administrator’s role as is relates to curriculum development, implementation and the impact an effective leader can have on instructional change.' Author: Barbara Haeffner, Director of Curriculum and Instructional Technology'The Fourth Edition of The Principal as Curriculum Leader: Shaping What is Taught and Tested is the most comprehensive guide I′ve seen to assist all principals in moving from school managers to true 21st century instructional leaders. Glatthorn, Jailall, and Jailall have masterfully integrated ESSA and the revised Professional Standards for Educational Leaders, weaving those tenets into how school districts not only design relevant curriculum plans, but fully implement and assess how those plans are working. This is a must-read text for any school leader who is passionate about strengthening curriculum to raise the level of achievement for all students.' Author: Dr. Gregory E. Hicks, Teaching Assistant Professor, Former Principal and District Administrator'As the school’s leader, the principal must accept responsibility for curriculum leadership. This book provides a toolkit of ideas, resources, and practical applications that should empower and enrich the principal’s professional life. It clearly provides guidance in improving curriculum design, implementation, and evaluation. Probably most importantly, the book emphasizes the collaborative, respectful relationship that should exist between the principal and the teachers within the school. A key take-away is that education is everyone’s business―from resource allocation by political leadership to expectations of parents―as our country educates its children for the 21st century.' Author: Tommy Benson Read more About the Author Allan A. Glatthorn (1924–2007) was a major contributor to the third and fourth editions; his research used in the preparation of the first and second editions of Writing the Winning Thesis or Dissertation: A Step-by-Step Guide was the foundation for the third edition. He was the Distinguished Research Professor of Education (Emeritus) in the College of Education of East Carolina University, where he advised doctoral students, chaired dissertations, and taught courses in supervision and curriculum. He was formerly Professor of Education at the Graduate School of Education of the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to his university assignments, he was a high school teacher and principal. In his work as a professor, he chaired close to 100 dissertations. He is the author of numerous professional books, several of which have been published by Corwin. Read more

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English Learners, Academic Literacy, and Thinking: Learning in the Challenge Zone

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Pdf:English Learners, Academic Literacy, and Thinking: Learning in the Challenge Zone.About the Author Pauline Gibbons taught postgraduate and undergraduate TESOL courses at the University of Technology, Sydney, for many years, and is now an Adjunct Professor at the University of New South Wales, Sydney. She is also an independent EL consultant and her work with teachers has taken her to Hong Kong, Sweden, Laos, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand, China, South Africa, Marshall Islands, Iran, Germany, UK, and USA. She has published extensively in EL education, including Bridging Discourses in the ESL Classroom: students, teachers and researchers (Continuum, 2006), and two other Heinemann books: Learning to Learn in a Second Language (1993) and English Learners, Academic Literacy and Thinking: Learning in the Challenge Zone (2009). Read more

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The Giant Encyclopedia of Lesson Plans for Children 3 to 6 (GR-18345)

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Pdf:The Giant Encyclopedia of Lesson Plans for Children 3 to 6 (GR-18345).Review The years between three and six are vital to children's educational development. 'The Giant Encyclopedia of Lesson Plans For Children 3 to 6: More Than 250 Lesson Plans Created by Teachers for Teachers' is a guide for preschool and kindergarten educators who want to give the young children the intellectual stimulation they need to be the smartest they can be for elementary school and later. The lessons tackle a long list of subjects such as shapes, colors, counting, reading, and more elementary but vital educational topics. 'The Giant Encyclopedia of Lesson Plans for Children 3 to 6' is a must for teachers of this range who want diverse, effective lesson plans. - Midwest Book Reviews Read more From the Back Cover This addition to the best-selling GIANT Encyclopedia series expands the scope of the series by offering complete lesson plans. Written and created by teachers, The GIANT Encyclopedia of Lesson Plans has more than 250 complete lesson plans, covering topics from colors and numbers to seasons and nursery rhymes. Each lesson plan is complete with learning objectives, a circle or group time activity, book suggestions, snack ideas, five learning center activities, assessment strategies, and related songs, poems, and fingerplays. With easy-to-use lesson plans for more than an entire school year, this book belongs on every teacher's bookshelf! Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Learning First, Technology Second: The Educator's Guide to Designing Authentic Lessons

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Pdf:Learning First, Technology Second: The Educator's Guide to Designing Authentic Lessons.Review Learning First, Technology Second: The Educator's Guide to Designing Authentic Lessons' is...an excellent tool. [Author Liz] Kolb shows how the Triple E Framework relates to the various theories of technology adoption (TPACK, SAMR), how it relates to the ISTE Student Standards, and ...provides a broad range of concrete examples of the Triple E Measurement Tool applied to specific lesson plans. - --The JournalIf you are a district implementing a 1:1 program…do yourself a favor. Have your leaders read this book. Research-based, common-sense, practical, and instantly useful. --The Lighting of Fire…the Triple E Framework is the first concrete 'tool' to help a specific teacher think through the role of specific technology in their specific classroom. --Cathie Norris, Elliot Soloway - THE Journal Read more About the Author Liz Kolb is a clinical assistant professor at the University of Michigan. She has written several books, including Cell Phones in the Classroom and Unleash the Learning Power of Your Child's Cell Phone. Kolb has been a featured and keynote speaker at conferences throughout the U.S. and Canada. She is the creator of the Triple E Framework for effective teaching with digital technologies, and she blogs at cellphonesinlearning.com. Read more

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The Language of Art: Inquiry-Based Studio Practices in Early Childhood Settings

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Pdf:The Language of Art: Inquiry-Based Studio Practices in Early Childhood Settings.Review I often wonder whether new editions are worth reading, especially when the first one is a winner. YES, YES! This is a must have second edition of an invaluable book.While this new edition continues to offer teachers a wealth of examples for using art media as tools for inquiry, you’ll find deeper understandings of how the language of art expands children’s ability to pay attention to details, communicate, participate in conversations about ideas, question, collaborate, and take new perspectives. And, you’ll have further help thinking through the teacher’s role in this process, with suggestions to guide your experimentation, your documentation, and reflections on what you are learning. And, while the language of art indeed cultivates 21st Century Skills, we must heed Pelo’s important reminder that in this prescriptive and assessment driven era, “Art has many purposes, but serving as a conduit for assessment is not one…We can take up art as an expression of our participation in life.”―Margie Carter, co-founder, Harvest Resources Associates, co-author best selling Redleaf books, The Visionary Director, Designs for Living and Learning, The Art of Awareness, and Learning Together with Young ChildrenThis splendid book contains a wide range of suggestions for introducing young children to paint, drawing materials, clay, loose parts, and wire as resources for aesthetic discovery. It is structured in a useful way for each material―going from getting launched, setting up, exploring and creating, cleaning up, and finally documentation and display. My favorite aspect was the discussion of the teacher’s role as partner and guide, with suggested words the teacher might easily use. These modeled an open, sparkling, respectful, complex, and multifaceted way of interacting with children.―Carolyn Pope Edwards, EdD, Cather Professor Emeritus, University of Nebraska–Lincoln'Ann Pelo's The Language of Art: Inquiry-Based Studio Practices in Early Childhood Settings appears in its updated second edition to provide a set of Reggio-based principles and practices for teachers in the arts. Pair a powerful theoretical framework with a curriculum approach that uses the studio arts environment to explore texture, color, shapes, and different perspectives and you have an early education title that shows how studios can be created to encourage young artists to absorb some art basics.'—California Bookwatch, The Education ShelfI often wonder whether new editions are worth reading, especially when the first one is a winner. YES, YES! This is a must have second edition of an invaluable book.While this new edition continues to offer teachers a wealth of examples for using art media as tools for inquiry, you’ll find deeper understandings of how the language of art expands children’s ability to pay attention to details, communicate, participate in conversations about ideas, question, collaborate, and take new perspectives. And, you’ll have further help thinking through the teacher’s role in this process, with suggestions to guide your experimentation, your documentation, and reflections on what you are learning.And, while the language of art indeed cultivates 21st Century Skills, we must heed Pelo’s important reminder that in this prescriptive and assessment driven era, “Art has many purposes, but serving as a conduit for assessment is not one…We can take up art as an expression of our participation in life.”—Margie Carter, co-founder, Harvest Resources Associates, co-author best selling Redleaf books, The Visionary Director, Designs for Living and Learning, The Art of Awareness, and Learning Together with Young ChildrenThis splendid book contains a wide range of suggestions for introducing young children to paint, drawing materials, clay, loose parts, and wire as resources for aesthetic discovery. It is structured in a useful way for each material—going from getting launched, setting up, exploring and creating, cleaning up, and finally documentation and display. My favorite aspect was the discussion of the teacher’s role as partner and guide, with suggested words the teacher might easily use. These modeled an open, sparkling, respectful, complex, and multifaceted way of interacting with children.—Carolyn Pope Edwards, EdD, Cather Professor Emeritus, University of Nebraska–Lincoln Read more About the Author Ann Pelo is a teacher educator, program consultant, and author whose primary work focuses on reflective pedagogical practice, social justice and ecological teaching and learning and the art of mentoring. Currently, Ann consults early childhood educators and administrators in North America, Australia, and New Zealand on inquiry-based teaching and learning, pedagogical leadership, and the necessary place of ecological identity in children’s – and adults’ – lives. She is the author of several books including the first edition of The Language of Art and co-author of That’s Not Fair: A Teacher’s Guide to Activism with Young Children. Read more

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The Big Book of Details: 46 Moves for Teaching Writers to Elaborate

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Pdf:The Big Book of Details: 46 Moves for Teaching Writers to Elaborate.About the Author For Rozlyn Linder, watching students grow as learners was the only thing more inspiring than watching teachers grow as professionals. As a literacy specialist, a blogger, a high-demand consultant, the author of the Heinemann title The Big Book of Details, and author of the bestselling Chart Sense series, Roz loved to help colleagues take complicated research and turn it into classroom-ready teaching ideas. Her early passing was a huge loss to teachers and students everywhere. We at Heinemann miss her joy, her kindness, and her wonderful laughter. We wish we'd had more time to spend with her and more chances to share her work with teachers. Read more

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Good Questions: Great Ways to Differentiate Mathematics Instruction in the Standards-Based Classroom

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Pdf:Good Questions: Great Ways to Differentiate Mathematics Instruction in the Standards-Based Classroom.Review 'I recommend this book for pre-kindergarten through eighth grade mathematics teachers wanting to learn classroom differentiation strategies and to those wanting to extend their knowledge of open questions and parallel tasks' ―Mathematics Teaching in Middle School“A must for any educator who is serious about reaching more students more often and achieving more positive results.” ―Resources for the Mathematics Educator (from previous edition)“When I read Marian Small’s work, I see the power of math revealed, but I also see her work opening that power to so many students who might never otherwise experience it. . . . I am a disciple of her approach to differentiating math!”―From the foreword by Carol Ann Tomlinson, William Clay Parrish Jr. Professor and Chair of Educational Leadership, Foundations, and Policy, University of Virginia'Marian Small's ability to make differentiation accessible for both teachers and students is second to none. Her book offers simple changes and new ready-to-use tasks that will immediately pay dividends in any classroom.' ―Graham Fletcher, district math specialist, Griffin Spalding Schools Read more From the Author Marian Small is the former dean of education at the University of New Brunswick and longtime professor of mathematics education. She is widely known for her bestselling books and her in-district work with educators in the United States and Canada. Visit her website onetwoinfinity.ca for in-person and online professional development. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Writers Read Better: Nonfiction: 50+ Paired Lessons That Turn Writing Craft Work Into Powerful Genre Reading (Corwin Literacy)

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Pdf:Writers Read Better: Nonfiction: 50+ Paired Lessons That Turn Writing Craft Work Into Powerful Genre Reading (Corwin Literacy).Review Lots of books teach us the reasons why writing matters, yet Colleen adds a new reason to the list: Writing can be a lever that lifts our kids′ reading work. And that can happen even when kids are not writing about reading, but are, instead, doing their own important writing work. Once again, Colleen nudges us forward. Author: Lucy CalkinsColleen offers literacy teachers a valuable comprehension instruction 'hack': help students get inside the brains of the writers they read by doing the same kind of writing themselves before they read. She argues convincingly that the more students understand how something was made, the better they’ll understand it when they encounter it as readers. She doesn’t just offer compelling research to prove it; she offers teachers dozens of paired lessons so that students will read and write information texts with more power. The lessons are streamlined to allow students maximum time for practice and application, and to help the busy teacher go from the page to the classroom quickly and almost effortlessly. I encourage all upper elementary and middle school teachers to give these lesson sets a try! Author: Jennifer SerravalloMost professional books on teaching nonfiction focus on teaching writing or reading, but not both. In this unique book, Colleen Cruz shows us how to teach complementary writing and reading lessons that will help students use what they’re learning about nonfiction writing to help them become more powerful nonfiction readers. Author: Carl AndersonThis book refuels your energy to think about the way you plan and teach reading and writing. Colleen holds strong to the tenets of workshop―choice, voice, and agency―then beautifully blends the lessons and theory with her vast experience in classrooms, new research on writing and reading, and the dance we do with it all now in the digital world. The structure of the book and the lessons are completely accessible for all teachers, the way Colleen believes the learning and craft to be accessible for all students. It’s a gamechanger for those looking to augment and reflect on their current workshop model and for those who are going to give it a go. Colleen is with you every step of the way. Author: Sara K. Ahmed Read more About the Author Colleen Cruz is the author of several titles for teachers, including The Unstoppable Writing Teacher, as well as the author of the young adult novel, Border Crossing, a Tomás Rivera Mexican American Children’s Book Award Finalist. She was a classroom teacher in general education and inclusive settings before joining the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project, where she shares her passion for accessibility, twenty-first century learning, and social justice as the Director of Innovation. Read more

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The Core Six: Essential Strategies for Achieving Excellence with the Common Core (Professional Development)

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Pdf:The Core Six: Essential Strategies for Achieving Excellence with the Common Core (Professional Development).From the Inside Flap Odds are, your state has adopted the Common Core State Standards. You know how the standards emerged, what they cover, and how they are organized. But how do you translate the new standards into practice? Enter the Core Six: six research-based, classroom-proven strategies that will help you and your students respond to the demands of the Common Core. Thanks to more than 40 years of research and hands-on classroom testing, the authors know the best strategies to increase student engagement and achievement and prepare students for college and career. Best of all, these strategies can be used across all grade levels and subject areas. The Core Six include 1. Reading for Meaning. 2. Compare & Contrast. 3. Inductive Learning. 4. Circle of Knowledge. 5. Write to Learn. 6. Vocabulary's CODE. For each strategy, this practical book provides * Reasons for using the strategy to address the goals of the Common Core. * The research behind the strategy. * A checklist for implementing the strategy in the classroom. * Multiple sample lessons that illustrate the strategy in action. * Planning considerations to ensure your effective use of the strategy. Any strategy can fall flat in the classroom. By offering tips on how to capture students' interest, deepen students' understanding of each strategy, use discussion and questioning techniques to extend student thinking, and ask students to synthesize and transfer their learning, The Core Six will ensure that your instruction is inspired rather than tired. Read more

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Creating Wicked Students: Designing Courses for a Complex World

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Pdf:Creating Wicked Students: Designing Courses for a Complex World.Review 'This book could be useful as an introduction to course design for someone less familiar with the fundamentals, such as how to develop measurable learning outcomes, align course goals with institutional goals, nest content within higher-order goals, engage students’ prior knowledge, or incorporate applied learning. The structure of the book allows for one to follow it step-by-step as a course design manual, and it also includes recursive 'intermissions' to encourage reflection along the way. In addition, his discussion of how to prompt critical thinking through multiple-choice exams offers helpful strategies for encouraging students to explain their thinking on ambiguous questions with follow-up questions that explain or justify their choice.' (Reflective Teaching 2018-09-14)'Paul Hanstedt is a teacher’s teacher. He approaches the college classroom with a combination of excitement, experience, skill, and humor. His goal – to create 'wicked' students, ready to face the daunting challenges of the twenty-first century – is right on point. And his strategies and recommendations are clear, practical and instructive. I can’t wait to share this highly readable and valuable book with my colleagues.' (Bret Eynon, Associate Provost, LaGuardia Community College (CUNY), Co-Author, High Impact ePortfolio Practice: Catalyst for Student, Faculty and Institutional Learning 2018-03-23)'From its playful title to its final chapter, Creating Wicked Students offers a thought-provoking new approach to course design focused on helping college students develop the abilities and self-authorship needed to work –and live―meaningfully. Hanstedt guides the reader through a design process for courses where students learn skills and content, but more significantly, develop 'the ability to step into a complex, messy world and interact with that world in thoughtful and productive ways.' (Deandra Little, Director, Center for the Advancement of Teaching and Learning and Associate Professor of English Elon University 2013-03-23)'A must-read for anyone who cares about educating the next generation of change agents. Hanstedt combines practical advice for all college teachers committed to learning outcomes that will help students thrive post-graduation with a thoughtful analysis of what our true jobs as educators should be in a world that is in flux, deeply inequitable, but also in need of many more wicked problem-solvers.' (Debra Humphreys, Ph.D., Vice President of Strategic Engagement Lumina Foundation 2013-03-23)'Hanstedt’s conversational tone conjures feelings of sitting with a colleague sharing ideas, brainstorming, and exchanging stories over coffee with lots of laughs. At first, I didn’t want to participate in the “Designing Your Course” sections. But by the first “Intermission” I was so inspired I was engaging in all activities, ideas pouring out as if attending a great conference. Hanstedt uses his own wicked design within his book, resulting in an overwhelming sense of authority for the reader, indeed demonstrating the power of wickedness.' (Kim Whiter, Director of Faculty Development Jefferson College of Health Sciences 2013-03-23)'Creating Wicked Students places faculty members in the role of engaged learners where the skillful Dr. Paul Hanstedt guides them to construct curricula, courses and assignments that will prepare students to participate in the world in active and constructive ways. Faculty readers become Dr. Hanstedt’s 'wicked students,' equipped to transfer the skills practiced in this book to challenge their own students to do their best work.' (Amy Sarch, Phd, Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs Shenandoah University 2013-03-23)'Hanstedt’s Creating Wicked Students is, as they say in Boston, “wicked good”―a clear, clever, and creative step-by-step guide to creating courses that help shape students who are ready to engage with and make a positive impact on the world in which we live.' (Michael Reder, Director, Joy Shechtman Mankoff Faculty Center for Teaching & Learning Connecticut College 2013-03-23) Read more About the Author Paul Hanstedt is the Director of Pedagogical Innovation at Roanoke College, where, among other things, he has led the revision of a campus-wide general education program, developed an innovative writing-across-the-curriculum program, coordinated the implementation of the college’s e-portfolio system, digitized a national literary journal and taught a wide range of courses. He is a faculty member for the AAC&U Institute on General Education and Assessment and the recipient of several teaching awards, including a 2013 State Council for Higher Education in Virginia Outstanding Faculty Award, and the 2014 CASE Carnegie Virginia Professor of the Year. He has received a Fulbright to aid general education curricular revision in Hong Kong, and is co-recipient of a FIPSE grant for sustainable faculty development. He is the author of numerous articles and stories, and two books: Hong Konged, a travel memoir, and General Education Essentials, a faculty introduction to current trends in liberal education. Read more

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The Common Core Companion: The Standards Decoded, Grades 6-8: What They Say, What They Mean, How to Teach Them (Corwin Literacy)

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Pdf:The Common Core Companion: The Standards Decoded, Grades 6-8: What They Say, What They Mean, How to Teach Them (Corwin Literacy).Review 'I love what Jim Burke has done to make the Standards less threatening and more useful for teachers. In particular, the indicators for what students and teachers should be doing, given the Standard, are extremely helpful; as are such a clear glossary and illuminating examples. All in all, The Common Core Companion is bound to be enormously useful and thus dog-eared!' Author: Grant Wiggins, President'Fundamentally different from other Common Core books, The Common Core Companion is s a user’s guide designed by a teacher who actually uses the standards in his daily work with students. Jim Burke gently demystifies the Common Core State Standards and offers a practical tool for curricular alignment. I think you will find The Common Core Companion helps schools help themselves.' Author: Carol Jago, Member'I have never read a book for teachers so well laid out and highly useful.  I predict administrators across the country will purchase this book for their secondary teachers to use in their staff meetings, individual department meetings, their PLCs, and for individual teachers to use as Burke puts it as ‘a personal compass to navigate the complexities of the Common Core Curriculum.’'  Author: Debbie Silver, Ed.D., Author of Drumming to the Beat of Different Marchers and Fall Down 7 Times, Get Up 8'I must say, I am duly impressed.  This book gives the kind of ‘hands-on’ support classroom teachers and curriculum committees really need in doing the work of ‘unpacking’ the standards and interpreting those standards into curriculum documents.  The very detailed, complete discussions of the standards and the breakdowns that the Burke does are, in my opinion, exemplary . . . Well done!' Author: Joe Crawford, Author of Aligning Your Curriculum to the Common Core State Standards'This very practical guide makes a complex topic easier to understand and less formidable. Schools will want to purchase copies for all teachers and personnel working with the Common Core.' Author: Library Media Connection, August/September 2014 Read more About the Author A longtime English teacher, Jim Burke is the author of more than 20 books and senior consultant for the Holt McDougal Literature program. Jim has received several awards, including the 2000 NCTE Exemplary English Leadership Award. In 2009, he created the English Companion Ning―the largest online community of English teachers in the world. More recently, Jim has served on the AP English Course and Exam Review Commission and the PARCC Consortium. Read more

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Concept-Based Curriculum and Instruction for the Thinking Classroom (Corwin Teaching Essentials)

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Pdf:Concept-Based Curriculum and Instruction for the Thinking Classroom (Corwin Teaching Essentials).Review 'This book is smart, and wise, and energizing. It honors the disciplines we teach by reminding us of their inherent meaning, rather than allowing us to accept them as collections of data. It honors teachers with the belief that they grow as human beings through understanding the power of what they teach and crafting approaches for sharing that power with young learners. It honors students by expecting them to become thinkers capable of reasoned stewardship of the world they live in and will inherit. It maps out a path for achieving the twin goals of content understanding and developing thinking―both too long absent in too many schools.' Author: Carol Ann Tomlinson, Ed.D., William Clay Parrish, Jr. Professor'This revised edition is essential for all educators! If you want to help students deal with the overwhelming rate of complexity and information overload they face, look no further. This practical guide will help you design units for deep learning that lasts.'  Author: Julie Stern, Independent Trainer and Curriculum Designer'This new, updated edition of Erickson’s Concept-Based Curriculum and Instruction for the Thinking Classroom provides deep insights on how to create a thinking classroom by developing intellect and preparing our students for the 21st Century. This is a research-based, practical guide to designing curriculum and instruction that focuses on conceptual understandings through utilizing an inquiry-based approach. This book is bursting with examples and systematic strategies to engage and motivate our students. A must read for all 21st century educators!' Author: Jennifer T. H. Wathall, Consultant and Author of Concept-Based Mathematics'The authors are justly intent on advancing the intellect of our students and ensuring schools are places that shape lifelong learners. The Concept-Based approach challenges teachers to think deeply about what and how they are teaching so that students deepen their understanding and retain and apply what they’ve learned. One of the greatest challenges any teacher faces is the transfer of agency from the teacher to the student. Concept-Based Curriculum and Instruction does just that. If we are serious about promoting engaged, motivated, productive, creative citizens, our teacher preparation institutions must provide in-depth guidance in this powerful design process. It is imperative that pre-service teachers understand 'how knowledge and processes are structured and the relationship of these structures to teaching, learning, and intellectual development.' I know of no better resource to guide pre-service teachers in the development of thinking students than this text and others by these authors.' Author: Karen L. List, Project Director, PK – 3rd Grade Leadership Program, Executive Coach, LEAD CT'Teachers must be able to engage and motivate learners before they can teach them. However, engagement and motivation only come when learning is relevant and intrinsically interesting. For learning to be relevant and intrinsically interesting, teachers must start by crafting deeper conceptual understandings of personal or transferable significance. Given the pressures of a coverage curriculum, developing students’ critical, creative and conceptual minds is one of the biggest challenges our teachers face today. This brilliant piece of work by Lynn, Lois, and Rachel is what teachers need to address the challenge. The authors have beautifully presented a broad range of theoretically grounded and highly practical strategies to improve student engagement, thinking, and motivation through the principles of Concept-Based Curriculum and Instruction. ' Author: Ashish Trivedi, MYP School Services Manager, Asia Pacific'What should students know in an age of search engines? As factual and procedural knowledge are a click away, education needs to foster contextualization and higher order thinking through a focus on transferable conceptual understandings. This should be the Holy Grail of a modern education, which needs to crisply redefine what type of content matter is most needed so as to reserve time and space for deeper learning to occur.  This essential book translates the needed sophistication of concept-based learning into actionable classroom practices, which every teacher will be enchanted to have.' Author: Charles Fadel, Author of “Four-Dimensional Education” and “21st Century Skills''A must read for all teacher credentialing programs. A valuable teacher’s guide on creating deep, passionate concept-based units of inquiry. This book artfully engages the reader’s thinking and takes them through a journey merging best practices in teaching and learning with brain based pedagogy. Once again, the authors explicitly demonstrate why Concept-Based teaching and learning is essential for all 21st century learners.' Author: Guadalupe Arellano, Student Advocate and Instructional Coordinator'The 2nd edition of Concept-Based Curriculum and Instruction effectively brings together Erickson′s Structure of Knowledge and Lanning′s Structure of Process to present a coherent vision for Concept-Based teaching and learning across the disciplines. The enhanced focus on inquiry reiterates the importance of giving children the opportunity to form their own conceptual understandings inductively. I recommend this book to anyone interested in getting to the heart of Concept-Based Curriculum and Instruction!' Author: Carla Marschall, Vice Principal and Concept-Based Curriculum and Instruction Consultant'This book provides support for educators implementing a concept-based curriculum. The practical planning steps and concrete examples for a range of grade levels provide an invaluable guide for those who aspire to make learning powerful. The book does not shy away from the reality of what a challenging journey the transition to a concept-based curriculum will be; rather it embraces the challenge as part of the joy of learning.' Author: Caroline Joslin-Callahan, Primary School Principal'Concept-Based Curriculum and Instruction for the Thinking Classroom starts with a brief introduction on how our brains work and why it is important to look at each unit of study with a conceptual focus. The authors discuss the difference between inductive and deductive instruction and also show us how structured versus guided inquiry differ. There are lesson templates, examples of lessons, checklists, and even most frequently asked questions to guide us in continuing our challenging but rewarding journey into concept-based teaching.' Author: MiddleWeb Read more About the Author H. Lynn Erickson, Ed.D., is an independent consultant assisting schools and districts with concept-based curriculum design and instruction. During the past 20 years Lynn has worked extensively with K-12 teachers and administrators on the design of classroom and district level curricula aligned to academic standards and national requirements. She was a consultant to the International Baccalaureate Organization for the development of the Middle Years Programme―the Next Chapter.Lynn is the author of three best-selling books, Stirring the Head, Heart and Soul: Redefining Curriculum and Instruction, 3rd edition ©2008; Concept-based Curriculum and Instruction: Teaching Beyond the Facts, ©2002; and Transitioning to Concept-based Curriculum and Instruction: How to Bring Content and Process Together, co-authored with Dr. Lois Lanning, © 2014, Corwin Press Publishers. This publication, co-authored with Lois Lanning and Rachel French is the 2nd edition of Lynn’s popular  book, Concept-based Curriculum and Instruction for the Thinking Classroom: Teaching Beyond the Facts. She also has a chapter in Robert Marzano’s book, On Excellence in Teaching, ©2010, Solution Tree Press. Lynn is an internationally recognized presenter/consultant in the areas of concept-based curriculum design, and teaching for deep understanding. She has worked as a teacher, principal, curriculum director, adjunct professor, and educational consultant over a long career. In addition to her work in the United States, Lynn has presented and trained educators across the world in different regions and countries including Asia, Australia, South America, Canada, the United Kingdom, Finland, Germany, the Netherlands, the United Kingdom, Switzerland, Austria, China, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Cyprus.Lynn currently lives in Everett, Washington with her family. She and Ken have two children, and two grandsons, Trevor and Connor, who continually stir her heart and soul. Read more

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Tools for Teaching

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Pdf:Tools for Teaching.Review 'Her advice is well grounded in research and consistently reflects best practices. Whereas some books in this area reflect the author's experiences or received wisdom, Davis draws on recent scholarship of teaching and learning to support her assertions. There are many strengths to this book. First, it is helpfully organized as a reference guide. Readers can consult chapters as needed and do not have to read it from cover to cover. It is easy to find targeted suggestions to enhance performance or remedy a problem in a specific area. Moreover, Davis writes concisely and in very practical terms. Second, Tools for Teaching is applicable to a wide range of audiences across disciplines and experience levels. In sum, this updated edition of Tools for Teaching is a thorough compendium of effective teaching practices. If I were to select only one book to give to a colleague or graduate student to help him or her teach, it would be this text.' --American Psychological Association PsycCritiques Vol 54, Release 43, Article 9 (October 28, 2009) Read more From the Inside Flap This thoroughly revised and updated edition of Barbara Gross Davis’s classic book Tools for Teaching presents the very latest in ideas and strategies for college teaching: thousands of tools, tips, and methods, all grounded in research and best practices of faculty.  Topics from the bestselling first edition have been extensively updated, and new sections have been added to reflect recent developments in classroom and online technology. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Creating Significant Learning Experiences: An Integrated Approach to Designing College Courses

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Pdf:Creating Significant Learning Experiences: An Integrated Approach to Designing College Courses.From the Back Cover 'Dee Fink challenges our conventional assumptions and practices and offers an insightful approach to expanding our learning goals, making higher education more meaningful. This is a gem of a book that every college teacher should read.' ?Ken Bain, author, What the Best College Students DoSince the original publication of L. Dee Fink's Creating Significant Learning Experiences, higher education has continued to move in two opposite directions: more institutions encourage faculty to focus on research, obtaining grants, and publishing, while accreditation agencies, policy-makers, and students themselves emphasize the need for greater attention to the quality of teaching and learning.Now the author has updated his bestselling classic, providing busy faculty with invaluable conceptual and procedural tools for instructional design. Step by step, Fink shows how to use a taxonomy of significant learning and systematically combine the best research-based practices for learning-centered teaching with a teaching strategy in a way that results in powerful learning experiences. This edition addresses new research on how people learn, active learning, and student engagement; includes illustrative examples from online teaching; and reports on the effectiveness of Fink's time-tested model. Fink also explores recent changes in higher education nationally and internationally and offers more proven strategies for dealing with student resistance to innovative teaching.Tapping into the knowledge, tools, and strategies in Creating Significant Learning Experiences empowers educators to creatively design courses that will result in significant learning for their students.'As thought-provoking and inspiring today as it was when it was first published, it is a 'must' for anyone serious about creating courses that challenge students to learn deeply.' ?Elizabeth F. Barkley, author, Student Engagement Techniques Read more About the Author L. Dee Fink has been an instructional consultant for more than thirty years. A former president of the Professional and Organizational Development Network in Higher Education (POD), he consults on the topics of faculty development and integrated course design at two- and four-year colleges and accrediting associations around the world. Read more

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Curriculum: Foundations, Principles, and Issues (6th Edition) (The Allyn & Bacon Educational Leadership)

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Pdf:Curriculum: Foundations, Principles, and Issues (6th Edition) (The Allyn & Bacon Educational Leadership).From the Back Cover Curriculum: Foundations, Principles, and Issues, 6/e presents a comprehensive, thoroughly balanced overview of the entire field of curriculum—principles, foundations, issues, and procedures for conceptualizing, developing, implementing, and evaluating curriculum. The authors use an approach that encourages readers to consider choices and formulate their own views on curriculum. As In previous editions, the text thoroughly explores the historical, philosophical, psychological, and social context for the field; addresses the curriculum process and issues that influence it; and encourages readers to consider how new thinking impacts curriculum deliberations, development, and implementation.   See clearly the meaning of the research and insights into the curriculum process through the text’s “Curriculum Tips.”   Become oriented to the main ideas at the beginning of each chapter through helpful Focusing Questions.   See how learning becomes more meaningful through overview tables and summaries of the major concepts and principles discussed in each chapter.   Prepare for today’s standards-based curriculum environment in the Curriculum Development chapter (Ch.7), which integrates aims, goals, ad objectives.   Follow the curriculum process from start to finish in Part II, Principles of Curriculum that covers Curriculum Design, Curriculum Develop, Curriculum Implementation, and Curriculum Evaluation in that order.   The Sixth Edition of Ornstein and Hunkins’ widely popular text has been revised and updated to include balanced coverage of the latest issues, research, and thinking in national and global education and curriculum, including:   ·         A new chapter on International Education (Ch. 10) examines curriculum and education in six countries: Finland, Turkey, Australia, China, Brazil, and the Republic of South Africa   ·         This edition includes a major discussion on international testing.   ·         The Historical chapter has new information on Charles Eliot and William Harris.   ·         All chapters have been revised and updated, including major revisions to Social Foundations (50% new material). Read more About the Author   Allan C. Ornstein is a professor of education at St. John's University. He is a former Fulbright Hayes Scholar and has been a consultant for more than 60 different government and education agencies, including the American Federation of Teachers,the National Association of Secondary School Principals, and the Educational Testing Service. Dr. Ornstein has published more than 400 articles and 55 books, recently including Contemporary Issues in Curriculum, Fifth Edition; Class Counts:Education, Inequality, and the Shrinking Middle Class; Educational Administration: Concepts and Practices, Fifth Edition; and F oundations of Education, Tenth Edition.  Dr. Ornstein's philosophical, social, and economic views are best represented by his recent books, Class Counts and Wealth vs Work: How 1% Victimize 99%, both written as trade books.   Francis P. Hunkins was a professor of education specializing in general curriculum, curriculum development, curriculum issues, and curriculum theory in the College of Education at the University of Washington for 35 years. Since retiring, Dr. Hunkins has remained active in writing educational textbooks. As a past president, he also remains active in the Association for Teaching and Curriculum. During his tenure at the University of Washington, Dr. Hunkins served as chairperson of the area of curriculum and instruction (1995—2000). He also consulted widely with school systems around the country. He was a visiting scholar at Monash University in Australia twice and was also a visiting scholar at the Hong Kong Institute of Education in 1999. Over his career, he has written 21 educational textbooks and numerous articles for educational journals. He makes his home with his wife, Dr. Patricia A. Hammill, in the Seattle area.   Read more

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Vocabulary Ladders

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Pdf:Vocabulary Ladders.From the Inside Flap Choosing the right word adds power and richness to a writer's message.  Understanding the reason for that choice adds precision and depth to the reader's comprehension.  This book provides a unique approach to vocabulary study that supports both writers and readers and offers several advantages.  First, it sharpens students' thinking and refines their sense of the underlying concept.  Second, it encourages students to consider the purposes and circumstances for selecting specific words so they are used effectively.  Third, it provides the writer or speaker with a range of words from which to choose from most appropriately express the meaning he or she intends to convey. The activities in this book include instructional concepts from the research on vocabulary teaching and learning.  They require students to review and clarify specific word meanings and relate them to appropriate situations.  Students will also have the opportunity to solidify their learning by applying word meanings to their personal experiences.While the materials in these books are tightly organized, and the activities are clear and straightforward, the connections among words often are not.  Word relationships are complex, and there may be several reasonable interpretations of how words should be arranged along a continuum.  The word orders in the ladders are not cast in stone.  Many times the differences among word meanings are less a matter of degree and more one of the context or situation.  To be most effective in increasing the breadth and depth of student vocabularies, teachers must encourage students to explain their own understanding of the word meanings and explain how they are connected and how they may be used, and they must respect these explanations.  It is in the process of talking about words that learning about them is best advanced.  Thus, the ladders should not be seen as the end points to be memorized, but as starting points for discussion, debate, and discovery.-Jerry ZutellProfessor EmeritusThe Ohio State University Read more From the Back Cover Choosing appropriate words to express an idea is important toimprove students' reading comprehension and writing composition skills. Vocabulary Ladders: Understanding Word Nuances provides students with fun and engaging vocabulary activities tosupport word knowledge within reading and writing skills.  This resource provides a framework to teach related words using a cluster approachthat helps students learn many semantically related words at once.  With this series, students will:  discuss difference between themed wordsorder words and explain their thinkinguse words in contextuse words in writing Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Curriculum Planning: Integrating Multiculturalism, Constructivism, and Education Reform, Fifth Edition

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Pdf:Curriculum Planning: Integrating Multiculturalism, Constructivism, and Education Reform, Fifth Edition.Review 'Henson's book is, for me, the best available on curriculum planning. So much so that I often cite it in my own research.' --William Timpson, Colorado State University'This is an outstanding text. It addresses traditional issues associated with planning while incorporating traditional issues/concerns for the common core goals. The text is comprehensive and therefore useful for a variety of undergraduate and graduate classes.' --Basilio Serrano, SUNY Old Westbury'Comprehensive, up-to-date, and highly readable.' --Mary C. Clement, Berry College Read more

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The Creative Curriculum for Preschool, 4th edition

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Pdf:The Creative Curriculum for Preschool, 4th edition.Review 'The Creative Curriculum® for Preschool is remarkably comprehensive, offering a valuable overview of the theories and research behind the Curriculum, and integrating new developments in the field? The Creative Curriculum for Preschool is indeed one of the most useful tools in our profession, offering ’the big picture’ and a range of specific, practical strategies.' - Margie Carter, early childhood college instructor, author, consultant Read more About the Author Diane Trister Dodge, founder and president of Teaching Strategies, Inc., is the author of numerous books, articles, and training materials on early childhood education. She is the lead author on all of Teaching Strategies books, including the popular The Creative Curriculum®...series. After earning a Master's degree from Bank Street College of Education, Diane earned 30 years of experience working with teachers and administrators first as a kindergarten teacher, and then as the education coordinator for a Head Start program in rural Mississippi. Her experiences in the field have taught her the value of curriculum and training materials that articulate a clear philosophy and practical approach to meaningful learning. Her belief that curriculum and assessment are intracately linked led to the development of The Creative Curriculum Developmental Continuum and The Creative Curriculum Developmental Assessment Toolkit for Ages 3-5. She has also written many books for parents including Building Your Baby's Brain, Reading Right from the Start, and A Parent's Guide to Early Childhood Education. Diane is a renowned speaker and trainer, and a former member of the Governing Board of the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). She currently serves on the Board of the Center for the Child Care Work Force and other local Washington, DC organizations. Read more

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Revitalizing Curriculum Leadership: Inspiring and Empowering Your School Community

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Pdf:Revitalizing Curriculum Leadership: Inspiring and Empowering Your School Community.Review 'This second edition is a must read for educational leaders. Brubaker′s emphasis on ′inner curriculum′ is close to my heart and depicts the spirit of becoming a creative curriculum leader. Administrators and teachers should read this book at least once a year!' Author: Deborah Wortham, Director, Department of Professional Development'This book touches the soul of the reader who wants to transcend testing.' Author: Lawrence Simon, Professor“Creative Curriculum Leadership helped our faculty re-examine assessment and create a productive learning community.” Author: Kirk Gaddy, Principal Read more About the Author Dale L. Brubaker is Professor of Education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. He has also served on the faculties of the University of California, Santa Barbara, and the University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee. He received his doctorate in foundations of education from Michigan State University. He is the author or coauthor of numerous books on education and educational leadership, including CREATIVE CURRICULUM LEADERSHIP (Corwin), STAYING ON TRACK, (Corwin), and CREATIVE SURVIVAL IN EDUCATIONAL BUREAUCRACIES. Read more

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Curriculum: Foundations, Principles, and Issues (7th Edition) (Pearson Educational Leadership)

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Pdf:Curriculum: Foundations, Principles, and Issues (7th Edition) (Pearson Educational Leadership).From the Back Cover This balanced, comprehensive view of the entire field of curriculum encourages readers to consider choices and formulate their own views on curriculum foundations, principles, and issues. Rather than focusing on either theory or practice, or advancing a particular political or social position, or approaching the field of curriculum as an administrative challenge, this book gives readers the information they need to develop their own opinions on curriculum today as well as their outlooks for the future. Curriculum: Foundations, Principles, and Issues covers the latest topics in education that impact the curriculum and features Learning Outcomes, Discussion Questions, and Curriculum Tips to enhance understanding of the material. The Enhanced Pearson eText features embedded videos.   Invigorate learning with the Enhanced Pearson eText The Enhanced Pearson eText provides a rich, interactive learning environment designed to improve student mastery of content with the following multimedia features: Embedded videos . Enrich the experience with the text by allowing readers to learn about curriculum issues and see teachers and administrators in action. Videos in each chapter reflect the latest topics affecting curriculum, such as career and technical education and digital literacy. Students are able to delve deeper into critical curriculum issues, and instructors are able to better illustrate contemporary topics and prompt class discussions. Read more About the Author Allan C. Ornstein is a professor of education at St. John’s University. He is a former Fulbright Hayes Scholar and has been a consultant for more than 60 different government and education agencies, including the American Federation of Teachers, the National Association of Secondary School Principals, and the Educational Testing Service. Dr. Ornstein has published more than 400 articles and 60 books. His latest books are Wealth vs. Work: How 1% Victimize 99% (Author House, 2012) and Excellence vs. Equality: Can Society Achieve Both Goals? (Paradigm Publishers, 2015). See his website: allanornsteinbooks.com.   Francis P. Hunkins was a professor of education specializing in general curriculum, curriculum development, curriculum issues, and curriculum theory in the College of Education at the University of Washington for 35 years. Since retiring, Dr. Hunkins has remained active in writing educational textbooks. As a past president, he also remains active in the Association for Teaching and Curriculum. During his tenure at the University of Washington, Dr. Hunkins served as chairperson of the area of curriculum and instruction (1995–2000). He also consulted widely with school systems around the country. He twice was a visiting scholar at Monash University in Australia and was also a visiting scholar at the Hong Kong Institute of Education in 1999. Over his career, he has written 21 educational textbooks and numerous articles for educational journals. He makes his home with his wife, Dr. Patricia A. Hammill, in the Seattle area.   Norman Eng is an adjunct assistant professor at the City University of New York, Brooklyn College and City College of New York. His work focuses on twenty first century education reform and inequality. He recently co edited a special issue symposium on Amazon.com and other websites, “Twenty first Century Excellence in Education” (Society, 2015), which included contributions from scholars such as Nel Noddings, Carol Ann Tomlinson, Yong Zhao, and James Comer. Dr. Eng maintains an education blog called The Educated Society. Read more

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Creative Activities and Curriculum for Young Children

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Pdf:Creative Activities and Curriculum for Young Children.Review 'This text provides an in-depth look into the world of creativity, including everything from the definition to activity examples to be used in your classroom.''This text is a valuable resource in assisting prospective teachers with the skills and knowledge to foster creativity in the early childhood development curriculum.' Read more About the Author Mary Mayesky, Ph.D., is a certified preschool, elementary, and secondary teacher. She is a former professor in the Program in Education at Duke University, former director of the Early Childhood Certification Program, and supervisor of student teachers. She has served as assistant director for programs in the Office of Day Services, Department of Human Resources, State of North Carolina. She is also the former principal of the Mary E. Phillips Magnet School in Raleigh, North Carolina, the first licensed extended day magnet in the Southeast. She has served several terms on the North Carolina Day Care Commission and on the Wake County School Board. Dr. Mayesky has worked in Head Start, child care, kindergarten, and YWCA early childhood programs and has taught kindergarten through grade 8 in the public schools. She has written extensively for professional journals and for general-circulation magazines in the areas of child development and curriculum design. She is a member of Phi Beta Kappa and was named Woman of the Year in Education by the North Carolina Academy of the YWCA. Her other honors include being named Outstanding Young Educator by the Duke University Research Council, receiving the American Association of School Administrators Research Award, and being nominated for the Duke University Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award. Read more

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Writing & Rhetoric Book 3: Narrative II - Student Edition

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Pdf:Writing & Rhetoric Book 3: Narrative II - Student Edition.A one-semester course for grades 4 or 5 and upA Creative Approach to the Classical Progymnasmata-Think of the progymnasmata as a step-by-step apprenticeship in the art of writing and rhetoric. What is an apprentice? It is a young person who is learning a skill from a master teacher. Our students will serve as apprentices to the great writers and great stories of history. Students are often expected to write with no clear model before them. Modern composition scolds traditional writing instruction as rote and unimaginative. It takes imitation to task for a lack of freedom and personal expression. And yet, effective communication from writer to reader always requires some sort of form and structure. Many of history's greatest writers learned by imitation. In other words, writing takes the same kind of determined study as ballet or diving. Creativity uses conventional form as a stage or a springboard from which to launch grand jetés and somersaults. Too often students are expected to tackle complex writing assignments without learning the necessary intermediate steps. The assumption is that because most everyone can speak English well enough to be understood, and form letters with a pencil, that everyone should be able to write well. Yet how many of us would expect a child to sit at a piano, without piano lessons, and play a concerto? Writing is never automatic. The Writing & Rhetoric series method employs fluent reading, careful listening, models for imitation, and progressive steps. It assumes that students learn best by reading excellent, whole-story examples of literature and by growing their skills through imitation. Each exercise is intended to impart a skill (or tool) that can be employed in all kinds of writing and speaking. The exercises are arranged from simple to more complex. Whats more, the exercises are cumulative, meaning that later exercises incorporate the skills acquired in preceding exercises. This series is a step-by-step apprenticeship in the art of writing and rhetoric. This book exposes students to new genres of story, including historical narrative and legend. It includes a variety of culturally important examples. All of the skills practiced in Narrative I are extended and new skill sets are introduced, including identifying the difference between fact and opinion and learning to ask the five Ws of a historical narrative: who, what, when, where, why. Classical Academic Press Educators will find all curricula by Classical Academic Press to be created with four important attributes. Each product is classical, creative, relevant, and easy to use. As our company name implies, you will find that we publish classical books and media, seeking to acquaint students with the best that has been thought and said. We also design and present our products with creativity and zest, from beautiful illustrations to engaging storytelling, ensuring that the classical subjects being taught are anything but boring.

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Differentiating Instruction with Menus: Language Arts (Grades 3-5)

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Pdf:Differentiating Instruction with Menus: Language Arts (Grades 3-5).Review The choices are hands-on activities that will enable learners to apply their knowledge in creative, motivating ways, such as making a movie, recording a rap song out of a favorite poem, or building a museum exhibit. All the activities are structured to demonstrate understanding and application, and they rely not only on mastery of the skill but also on the student's ability to organize and execute the project . . . This helpful teacher's workbook provides in-depth guidance on managing each activity, including objectives, time frame, grading rubrics, and special notes, and should be a useful supplement for teachers prepared to implement project-based learning in their classrooms. --Mindprint LearningWhat I love about this book, is the fact that it has menus for different types of literature including fiction and nonfiction. Each section has a treasure trove of ideas teachers can use to enhance their language arts classes for their gifted students, and their regular education students. Each section has discusses ways to use menus for genres of literature, and different types of books. --Jeffrey Shoemaker, Gifted Intervention Specialist Read more About the Author After teaching science for more than 15 years, Laurie E. Westphal now works as a gifted education and science consultant. She enjoys developing and presenting staff development on low-stress differentiation strategies and using menus, working with teachers to assist them in developing lessons to meet the needs of their advanced students. Read more

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Four-Dimensional Education: The Competencies Learners Need to Succeed

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Pdf:Four-Dimensional Education: The Competencies Learners Need to Succeed.Review 'A very thoughtful treatment of the competencies our students need to thrive in today's (and tomorrow's) world. This book will help educators understand and navigate the critical choices we are facing.'--Carol Dweck, Professor, Stanford University'Four-Dimensional Education provides a clear and actionable first-of-its-kind organizing framework of competencies needed for this century....defining the spaces in which educators, curriculum planners, policymakers and learners can establish what should be learned, in their context and for their future.'--Andreas Schleicher, Director, OECD'What should students learn in an age of search, robotics and artificial intelligence? ... deep competencies, including relevant modern knowledge.'-Steve Vinter, Director, GoogleEducators and policymakers worldwide owe it to students and societies to rapidly operationalize these dimensions of knowledge, skills, character, and meta-learning.' -Todd Rose, Director, Harvard University'Four-Dimensional Education provides a rare and profound strategic conversation about education.'-Riel Miller, Head of Futures, UNESCO'It is insightful, comprehensive, global, and coherent.  It will set the compass direction for the next generation.'-Rick Miller, President, Olin College of Engineering'Four-Dimensional Education establishes a framework for continuous learning that is necessary for youth and adults alike to stay relevant and to thrive in these exponential times.'-Rob Nail, Associate Founder & CEO, Singularity University'This book should be required reading for everyone involved in education and education reform.'-John Abele,  Founding Chairman of Boston Scientific, Chairman of the Argosy Foundation'A must read for anyone interested in the future of education in a rapidly changing world.'-Jim Spohrer, Director, IBM'This book... is an incredible resource for local educators around the world who want to put their students on a path toward shaping the future.'-Wendy Kopp, CEO, Teach For All 'Four-Dimensional Education is a MUST READ for every globally minded leader and teacher ...parents interested in relevant 21st century education should read this book as well!' -Heather Hoerle, Director,  SSATB Read more About the Author Charles Fadel is a global education thought leader and expert, futurist and inventor; founder and chairman of the Center for Curriculum Redesign; visiting scholar at Harvard Graduate School of Education; chair of the education committee at BIAC/OECD; co-author of best-selling book 21st Century Skills; founder and president of the Fondation Helvetica Educatio (Geneva, Switzerland); senior fellow, human capital at The Conference Board; senior fellow at P21.org. He has worked with education systems and institutions in more than thirty countries. He was formerly Global Education Lead at Cisco Systems, and holds a BSEE, an MBA, and five patents. Maya Bialik is a writer, editor, and research synthesizer at CCR, who is passionate about appropriate interpretation and the application of science at the personal and the policy levels. She is also co-founder and associate director of The People's Science. She leads workshops on science communication, improvisation, and interdisciplinarity. Maya holds a Master's degree in Mind, Brain & Education from Harvard, and her background includes research and writing in complex systems, education, environmental science, psychology, neuroscience, and linguistics.Bernie Trilling is founder and CEO of 21st Century Learning Advisors and the former Global Director of the Oracle Education Foundation. He has served as board member of the Partnership for 21st Century Learning (P21), co-chaired the committee that developed the P21 rainbow-learning framework, and is currently a P21 senior fellow and an American Leadership Forum senior fellow. He was director of the Technology In Education group at WestEd, a U.S. national educational laboratory, and was executive producer for instruction at Hewlett-Packard Company.  Bernie co-authored 21st Century Skills: Learning for Life in Our Times and has written chapters for books such as the Deeper Learning: Beyond 21st Century Skills collection.  Read more

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Nonfiction Reading Comprehension: Social Studies, Grade 5

Pdf Teaching Nonfiction Reading Comprehension: Social Studies, Grade 5

Pdf:Nonfiction Reading Comprehension: Social Studies, Grade 5.High-interest, nonfiction articles help students learn about social studies topics while developing skills in reading comprehension. Each story is followed by questions that cover main idea, detail, vocabulary, and critical reasoning. The format is similar to that of standardized test, so as students progress through the book's units, they are preparing for success in testing. Each unit provides: Introductory key words A high-interest story 5 test questions Read more

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Ready-Set-Learn: Reading Comprehension, Grade 1

Pdf Teaching Ready-Set-Learn: Reading Comprehension, Grade 1

Pdf:Ready-Set-Learn: Reading Comprehension, Grade 1.This series is designed to help children practice and master a variety of skills, including beginning math, penmanship, reading comprehension, and much more. These books can be used to enrich learning, reinforce skills, and provide extra practice. The compact size (7" x 9") allows the books to fit easily in childrens hands and backpacks.

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Horizons Math BOOK 1 (Lifepac)

Pdf Teaching Horizons Math BOOK 1 (Lifepac)

Pdf:Horizons Math BOOK 1 (Lifepac).In addition to building on previously taught concepts, Horizons Math 2 includes complex addition and subtraction problems; English measure (linear, weights, and liquid); Fahrenheit thermometer; ratio; Read more

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Military Flight Aptitude Tests, 6/e (ARCO MILITARY TEST TUTOR)

Pdf Teaching Military Flight Aptitude Tests, 6/e (ARCO MILITARY TEST TUTOR)

Pdf:Military Flight Aptitude Tests, 6/e (ARCO MILITARY TEST TUTOR).From the Publisher FEATURES AND BENEFITS -3 full-length sample tests -Up-to-date job descriptions and pay grades -Tests for Pilot, Navigator, and Flight Officer: Army Flight Aptitude Selection Test (AFAST), Air Force Officer Qualifying Test (AFOQT), and Navy and Marine Corps Aviation Selection Test Battery -In-depth subject reviews in Instrument Comprehension, Cyclic Orientation, Spatial Apperception, Electrical Mazes, and other exam topics -Complete description of training programs and careers for each service branch -An inside look at career opportunities (covered in 3 chapters) Read more

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How to Get Into a Military Service Academy: A Step-by-Step Guide to Getting Qualified, Nominated, and Appointed

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Pdf:How to Get Into a Military Service Academy: A Step-by-Step Guide to Getting Qualified, Nominated, and Appointed.Review Dobson wrote this book to fill a void he discovered when his son applied to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. Readers will find practical advice on how to decide if a service academy is the right fit for them. The author covers high school coursework and extracurricular activities, including leadership and community service. Students and parents will appreciate the step-by-step discussion of the application process. The explanation of how to secure a nomination to an academy will be of special interest to those unfamiliar with the system. Dobson’s skill as a writer is apparent as he explains the complex admissions process in a way that makes it clear. The author is honest in the description of the work required to be accepted into and in attending an academy; his tone is always positive. He provides practical advice on how to reapply should one not get accepted and how to address potential stumbling blocks in one’s record. VERDICT Attending a U.S. military academy isn’t for everyone, but Dobson’s guide is a must-read for anyone considering this career path. Highly recommended for high school, public, and college libraries. (Library Journal, Starred Review)Popular writer and workshop leader Dobson has put together the telling story of the complex and daunting process by which a young man or woman wins appointment to a US service academy. Based on his own experience as a parent of an applicant, the author provides a description of each of the five premier military service academies, and goes on to detail pertinent topics concerning high school preparation, physical fitness, the application process itself, and the all-important notification process. The book's four appendixes cover law, class profiles, resources, and sample nomination letters. The bibliography offers sources that give a glimpse of the academies in 2015. Most valuable is the author's accompanying free, downloadable PDF, which promises to update the information in the book on a regular basis. Parents who have successfully gone through this process themselves (as has this reviewer) can affirm that readers of this book will appreciate having a one-stop resource to help navigate the complex, 18-month process. With success, the journey will culminate in the achievement of an appointment at one of the most prestigious institutions of higher education in America. Summing Up: Recommended. For public libraries and high school or community college students. (CHOICE)This book leads students and their families through the process step by step, offering the tools needed for the very best chance of success. (Intelligencer)For those considering beginning their military careers through acceptance at a service academy this is the perfect source. Michael Singer Dobson’s book covers every aspect an aspiring candidate needs to know about the admissions process. Referencing this book as a guide, once you have decided to seek a nomination, will smooth your pathway to admissions. (Jillian Ventrone, author of From the Marine Corps to College: Transitioning from the Service to Higher Education, From the Navy to College, and From the Army to College)If knowledge is power, then Michael Singer Dobson's newest book is a powerhouse. The labyrinthine service academy appointment process has rightly earned a mystique that seems daunting to the young people who dare to venture onto that path. Armed with the well-organized, thorough, and complete information offered in How to Get Into a Military Service Academy, those aspiring soldiers and sailors will find that the maze is navigable after all. Dobson's work sheds light on every step of the process, from the first expression of interest to the moment of entering the ranks of either of America's service academies. (Deborah Roszel, speaker and author of The Mom’s Guide to Surviving West Point)As an executive with the leading firm that specializes in placing military officers into Corporate America, I see the strong demand from Fortune 500 companies for leadership talent – specifically service academy graduates – every day. This book is a great starting point and an invaluable roadmap - a must read for any student AND parent considering a service academy education and the benefits it is sure to yield in the future. (Michael Arsenault, Vice President, Candidate Services, Bradley-Morris Inc.) Read more About the Author Michael Singer Dobson is an internationally known consultant, author, and lecturer. He’s the author of twenty books on various aspects of project management, office politics, organizational dynamics, and personal growth. A popular seminar leader and keynote speaker, Dobson brings a practical real-world background, good humor, and a dynamic personal style to make his topics come alive. His book Enlightened Office Politics (with Deborah Dobson) was named one of Library Journal’s Top 100 Business Books for 2001. His novels Fox on the Rhine and MacArthur’s War (both with Douglas Niles) were selections of the Military Book Club. His simulation game Battlesystem won the H. G. Wells Award. Dobson’s professional career has included work as a researcher with the Smithsonian Institution’s National Air and Space Museum; ownership of a career counseling and résumé firm, Michael Dobson & Associates; and senior management roles in the game and toy industry. He was Director of Marketing and Games Development for Dungeons & Dragons® publisher TSR, Inc., US Vice President of Games Workshop, and Vice President of Discovery Software International. Read more

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Smile: Sell More with Amazing Customer Service. The Essential 60-Minute Crash Course

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Pdf:Smile: Sell More with Amazing Customer Service. The Essential 60-Minute Crash Course.Review WINNER FOREWORD REVIEWS BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARDWINNER TEACHERS' CHOICE AWARD WINNER MOM'S CHOICE GOLD AWARDWINNER INDIE EXCELLENCE BOOK AWARDWINNER INDIE READER DISCOVERY AWARDINTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARDS FINALISTINDIE BOOK AWARDS FINALIST'HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.'-Midwest Book Review'Very nicely done. Lots of very practical advice and short enough that it is not intimidating to front line staff and supervision.' - John Goodman, Author, Strategic Customer Service'How many times have shoppers been turned off, because they weren't turned on by the sales help? His small soft bound book is a quick read,outlining the basic principles of customer service and sales.' - The Oakland Press'Move over Peter Glenn as you sit in Customer Service heaven, someone is channeling you.' - Paco Underhill, Author, What Women Want: The Science of Female Shopping 'A great book that you can take action with!' - Will Roche, Former Senior Vice President Raymark'Customer service is the heart of all business - get it right and experience success or settle on being mediocre. This book helps you get it right!' - Robert Lameier, President and CEO, Miami Savings Bank'An excellent crash course in customer service-read it to become a quick study at delighting those you serve.'-Katya Andresen, Author, Robin Hood Marketing'We have started an 'evidence' book full of positive customer feedback. Since we read Smile as a team, our evidence book has exploded.'-Thad Szott, Thad Szott Auto Group'Smile is very simple, very effective. Everyone who works in the store, including myself, is responsible for reading Smile. We want everyone to understand how important it is to do as the book recommends.'-Ken Snook, Owner, Colasanti's Market (100 employees)'Though touted as a customer service tool, much of Manecke's advice is based on common sense...that makes SMILE appealing and relevant to a vast audience ranging from employees and employers, high school students to high level business people, from sales staff to teachers to anybody that has a job requiring human interaction.'-IndieReader, 5 star review'Out of all of the customer service books I have ever read this is absolutely the BEST to give to ALL of your employees.'- John Spence, Top 100 Business Thought Leader in America'Manecke's award-winning book delivers just the right dose of customer-friendly medicine to help your store get back into stellar service shape...Make your whole team of store support read it!'-Retail Minded magazine'If you deal with people, regardless of industry or setting, for profit or nonprofit, you need the skills in this book.' -Marilyn Suttle, Lori Jo Vest, Authors, Who's Your Gladys? 'Thanks for your great book! It has all the great secrets that shouldn't be secret at all.'  -Steve Qua, Qua Buick Pontiac Inc., former chair HeadWaters Land Conservancy 'I've read Dale Carnegie, Zig Ziglar and others. You're right on target with your nice little book called Smile. It's loaded with good, good stuff. Just dynamite.'-Dr. Joseph Mastromatteo, DDS'5 Stars'- San Francisco Book Review Read more From the Author Smile is the essential 60-minute crash course in customer service and sales. Your staff can read Smile and start delighting customers and selling more TODAY. I wrote Smile: Sell More with Amazing Customer Service because I saw a critical need for a quick, easy customer service and sales training program. Poor customer service costs U.S. businesses an estimated $83 billion a year, according to Genesys. It's time to give employers a quick and easy, fun, affordable and effective way to train staff. Quick, Easy ReadSmile is the perfect employee training handbook. Your staff can read Smile in 60-minutes or less and immediately be more much more skilled, confident and profitable. It's essential for entrepreneurs and anyone who works with the public too. It really works! Success Story: Just One of ManyA woman purchased Smile: Sell More with Amazing Customer Service for her husband who owns a restaurant in Greektown in downtown Detroit. She said her husband was planning on firing three of his waitresses because they were so awful at customer service and he was losing customers because of them. She and her husband read Smile and a couple of weeks later purchased three more copies. They gave Smile to each of the three waitresses. A few weeks later they told me that Smile: Sell More with Amazing Customer Service totally changed the waitresses' attitude and that now they did not have to fire any of them. They said one of the waitresses, after reading Smile, got a hug from a customer and the largest tip she had ever gotten at breakfast, $20.00! The book really works. Quick, Easy, Affordable TrainingClearly, many businesses and their staffs can benefit from customer service skills training and sales training without the hype or fluff. But many do not have the time or cannot afford expensive programs.Smile is an affordable solution to a big problem. In the spirit of books like The One Minute Manager my customer service book can be read in 60 minutes or less. Smile is a crash course in customer service and sales. It's perfect for nonprofits too! Smile Works!Where did the idea for Smile come from? Early in my career, I opened an award-winning specialty business in Michigan. Critical to the store's success was a six-week training program I created. Employees gained confidence, shoppers became buyers and ambassadors, and the store saw record sales. This program eventually became Smile. I wrote Smile to help businesses quickly and easily train staff to improve customer service and increase sales. I used these techniques myself when I owned a specialty business, so I know they work. Let Smile be your trainer!If you are looking for a quick and easy customer service training and sales training book, you've found it. Smile is the essential 60-minute crash course in customer service and sales that will dramatically increase your sales and delight your customers, starting today! Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Teach Like a Champion 2.0: 62 Techniques that Put Students on the Path to College

Pdf Teaching Teach Like a Champion 2.0: 62 Techniques that Put Students on the Path to College

Pdf:Teach Like a Champion 2.0: 62 Techniques that Put Students on the Path to College.Review 'Doug Lemov is also essential reading for anyone who wants to create a safe learning space for children of all ages by building up habits that will support success throughout school and beyond.' (Time Education Supplement, August 2015) '...Teach Like a Champion 2.0, contains some of the most well-reasoned and insightful observations I've ever read on the craft of teaching.'—Jessica Lahey, The Atlantic 'His new book, Teach Like a Champion 2.0, is an impressive volume, with 473 pages of intricate advice backed by a DVD that lets readers see how 62 techniques are applied in class.'—Jay Mathews, The Washington Post Read more From the Back Cover Achieve classroom greatness with updated Champion techniques Teaching is one of the most important jobs in the world and often one of the hardest. Excellent teachers continually strive to learn and improve their craft, and no matter how good a teacher is, there's always room for improvement. Teach Like a Champion became a global bestseller because it offered concrete, engaging, easy-to-implement techniques teachers could use to keep their students engaged, focused, and learning. Teach Like a Champion 2.0 compiles the feedback gathered from real teachers in real classrooms around the world to deliver an updated set of techniques, made even more effective by the continual fine-tuning of daily classroom use. Effective and informative for both new teachers and classroom veterans, Teach Like a Champion 2.0 describes how to: ADJUST CLASSIC TEACHING TECHNIQUES TO BE EVEN MORE EFFECTIVE IMPLEMENT ENTIRELY NEW TECHNIQUES THAT KEEP STUDENTS ON TRACK TRANSLATE THEORY INTO ACTION WITH VIDEO DEMONSTRATIONS 'Teach Like a Champion 2.0 made me a better teacher. The rigor, depth, and applicability of each technique Doug shares immediately allowed me to improve the teaching I do with school leaders, teachers, and kids. TLaC 2.0 builds seamlessly from the first edition—going deeper on some key concepts and introducing us to a host of new methods.' —Dave Levin, cofounder, KIPP 'Like the fantastic teachers who have informed this book, author Doug Lemov is never satisfied and is constantly pushing himself and others to a higher and higher level. Teach Like a Champion 2.0 is a must-read for those in pursuit of ensuring their students learn at the highest levels, including those who read Doug's first amazing book!' —Wendy Kopp, founder, Teach For America; chief executive officer and cofounder, Teach For All 'I love two things about Doug Lemov and the Uncommon Schools team: a relentless focus on student learning, and a dedication to the proposition that the best professional development occurs when teachers learn from teachers. The pages of Teach Like a Champion 2.0 are imbued with both ideals.' —Daniel T. Willingham, author, Why Don't Students Like School? and When Can You Trust the Experts? Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Yardsticks: Child and Adolescent Development Ages 4 - 14

Pdf Teaching Yardsticks: Child and Adolescent Development Ages 4 - 14

Pdf:Yardsticks: Child and Adolescent Development Ages 4 - 14.Review In an age dominated by standardized test scores, Chip Wood's, Yardsticks, is a treasure. It describes children as living, breathing, feeling, thinking beings. Many of the anecdotes made me chuckle or smile. Informed by a deep knowledge of general developmental trends, Wood also urges teachers to take time to observe each child as an individual, and he provides helpful tips for doing so. Most of all, this book helps us appreciate children, reminding us that they are truly a joy. I find this book life-affirming. I love it. --William Crain, Professor of Psychology, The City College of New York and author of Theories of Development: Concept and Applications.Yardsticks is a must-have resource for those committed to helping children learn. The heart of beautiful teaching emanates from understanding how children tick, think, learn and develop. Chip Wood synthesizes the far-flung field of child development into accessible portraits and then provides practical and applied strategies that will help children thrive. --Sam Intrator, Smith College, Elizabeth A. Woodson 1922 Professor of Education & Child Study,Faculty Director of the Smith College (K-6) Campus School Read more About the Author For forty-five years, Robert (Chip) Wood has worked on behalf of children from preschool through eighth grade as a classroom teacher, teaching principal, and teacher educator. After studying at the Gesell Institute of Human Development early in his career, Chip made developmentally based teaching the center of his educational practice. His core belief: knowing what children at each age are developmentally capable of doing physically, socially, emotionally and cognitively enables respectful, successful teaching of all children no matter their life circumstances or cultural background. A co-developer of Responsive Classroom and co-founder of Northeast Foundation for Children (now Center for Responsive Schools), Chip has served as principal of two public schools and was co-founder of Greenfield Center School. He is a facilitator for the Center for Courage & Renewal and co-creator of Leading Together, an approach focused on strengthening the adult community of schools. Read more

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GED Preparation 2018 All Subjects: Exam Preparation Book & Practice Test Questions for the GED Test

Pdf Teaching GED Preparation 2018 All Subjects: Exam Preparation Book & Practice Test Questions for the GED Test

Pdf:GED Preparation 2018 All Subjects: Exam Preparation Book & Practice Test Questions for the GED Test.Test Prep Book's GED Preparation 2018 All Subjects: Exam Preparation Book & Practice Test Questions for the GED TestDeveloped by Test Prep Books for test takers trying to achieve a passing score on the GED exam, this comprehensive study guide includes:•Quick Overview•Test-Taking Strategies•Introduction•Reasoning through Language Arts•Writing•Mathematical Reasoning•Science•Social Studies•Practice Questions•Detailed Answer ExplanationsDisclaimer: GED® is a registered trademark of the American Council on Education (ACE) and administered exclusively by GED Testing Service LLC under license. This material is not endorsed or approved by ACE or GED Testing Service. Each section of the test has a comprehensive review created by Test Prep Books that goes into detail to cover all of the content likely to appear on the GED test.The Test Prep Books GED practice test questions are each followed by detailed answer explanations. If you miss a question, it's important that you are able to understand the nature of your mistake and how to avoid making it again in the future. The answer explanations will help you to learn from your mistakes and overcome them.Understanding the latest test-taking strategies is essential to preparing you for what you will expect on the exam. A test taker has to not only understand the material that is being covered on the test, but also must be familiar with the strategies that are necessary to properly utilize the time provided and get through the test without making any avoidable errors. Test Prep Books has drilled down the top test-taking tips for you to know. Anyone planning to take this exam should take advantage of the GED study guide review material, practice test questions, and test-taking strategies contained in this Test Prep Books study guide.

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When Kids Can't Read: What Teachers Can Do: A Guide for Teachers 6-12

Pdf Teaching When Kids Can't Read: What Teachers Can Do: A Guide for Teachers 6-12

Pdf:When Kids Can't Read: What Teachers Can Do: A Guide for Teachers 6-12.Review “If I had to recommend just one book to middle and secondary teachers working to support struggling readers, this would have to be the book. When Kids Cant Read, What Teachers Can Do is a comprehensive handbook filled with practical strategies that teachers of all subjects can use to make reading skills transparent and accessible to adolescents. Blending theory with practice throughout, Kylene Beers moves teachers from assessment to instruction from describing dependent reading behaviours to suggesting ways to help students with vocabulary, fluency, comprehension, word recognition, response to text, and so much more. But its not just the strategies that make this book so valuable. Its the invitations to step inside a classroom and eavesdrop on teacher/student interactions. Its the student profiles, the if/then charts, the extensive booklists and, of course, the experiences of a brilliant reading teacher. This is simply the best book published to date to support struggling adolescent readers!”–Gillda Leitenberg,District-wide Coordinator, English/LiteracyToronto District School Board Read more About the Author Kylene Beers, Ed.D., is a former middle school teacher who has turned her commitment to adolescent literacy and struggling readers into the major focus of her research, writing, speaking, and teaching. She is author of the best-selling When Kids Can't Read/What Teachers Can Do, co-editor (with Bob Probst and Linda Rief) of Adolescent Literacy: Turning Promise into Practice, and co-author (with Bob Probst) of Notice and Note: Strategies for Close Reading and Reading Nonfiction, Notice & Note Stances, Signposts, and Strategies all published by Heinemann. She taught in the College of Education at the University of Houston, served as Senior Reading Researcher at the Comer School Development Program at Yale University, and most recently acted as the Senior Reading Advisor to Secondary Schools for the Reading and Writing Project at Teachers College. Kylene has published numerous articles in state and national journals, served as editor of the national literacy journal, Voices from the Middle, and was the 2008-2009 President of the National Council of Teachers of English. She is an invited speaker at state, national, and international conferences and works with teachers in elementary, middle, and high schools across the US. Kylene has served as a consultant to the National Governor's Association and was the 2011 recipient of the Conference on English Leadership outstanding leader award. Kylene is now a consultant to schools, nationally and internationally, focusing on literacy improvement with her colleague and co-author, Bob Probst. Read more

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The ESL / ELL Teacher's Survival Guide: Ready-to-Use Strategies, Tools, and Activities for Teaching English Language Learners of All Levels

Pdf Teaching The ESL / ELL Teacher's Survival Guide: Ready-to-Use Strategies, Tools, and Activities for Teaching English Language Learners of All Levels

Pdf:The ESL / ELL Teacher's Survival Guide: Ready-to-Use Strategies, Tools, and Activities for Teaching English Language Learners of All Levels.From the Back Cover The ESL/ELL Teacher's SURVIVAL GUIDE The ESL/ELL Teacher's Survival Guide offers educators practical strategies for setting up an ESL-friendly classroom, motivating and interacting with students, communicating with parents of English learners, and navigating the challenges inherent in teaching ESL students. The book's lessons are designed to connect with core standard and technology applications and include a wealth of research-based instructional techniques which have proven effective with English learners at all proficiency levels. The ESL/ELL Teacher's Survival Guide offers help for building a positive and effective learning environment in the classroom and includes the key elements of a curriculum for beginning and intermediate ELLs from daily instruction plans to a year-long schedule. The authors offer ideas for student reflection, appropriate homework assignments, targeted field trips, and assessing student performance. They also discuss handling difficult situations like error correction, multilevel classes, limited access to technology, classroom management, and more. The free online materials accompanying this book include interactive exercises, rubrics, test-prep strategies, and up-to-date information on Common Core standards for ELLs. The ESL/ELL Teacher's Survival Guide offers thematic units complete with reproducible forms and worksheets, sample lesson plans, and student samples. This hands-on resource will give teachers at all levels the information they need to be effective ESL instructors. 'An engaging, practical, and highly accessible book… The authors share strategies that have been proven effective through research as well as their own practice. There is truly something valuable for any teacher, even those who have extensive experience with ESL classes.' —PIA WONG, professor, Bilingual/Multicultural Education, California State University, Sacramento 'This is an invaluable resource for all new and experienced teachers who desire to see their language learning students thrive and achieve at high levels.' —DANA DUSBIBER, classroom teacher with over 20 years of experience working with ELLs Read more About the Author LARRY FERLAZZO is the author of 'Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day' (http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org), the popular blog for teachers of English Language Learners and one of the most popular education blogs for all teachers. He teaches English at Luther Burbank High School in Sacramento, California. KATIE HULL SYPNIESKI teaches English at Luther Burbank High School in Sacramento, California, serves as a teaching consultant with the Area 3 Writing Project at University of California, Davis, and is a lead trainer for the WRITE Institute (Writing Reform Institute for Teaching Excellence). Read more

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GED Math Workbook 2018 - 2019: The Most Comprehensive Review for the Math Section of the GED TEST

Pdf Teaching GED Math Workbook 2018 - 2019: The Most Comprehensive Review for the Math Section of the GED TEST

Pdf:GED Math Workbook 2018 - 2019: The Most Comprehensive Review for the Math Section of the GED TEST.About the Author Reza Nazari is the author of more than 100 Math learning books including:- Math and Critical Thinking Challenges: For the Middle and High School Student- Effortless Math Education Workbooks- GED Math in 30 Days- Math for Super Smart Students: Fifth Graders and Older- Math Workbook for AFOQT 2018- ASVAB Math Workbook 2018: The Most Comprehensive Review for the Math Section of the ASVAB- and many more Mathematics learning books ...Reza is also an experienced Math instructor and a test-prep expert who has been tutoring students since 2008. Reza is the founder of Effortless Math Education, a tutoring company that has helped many students raise their standardized test scores--and attend the colleges of their dreams. Reza provides an individualized custom learning plan and the personalized attention that makes a difference in how students view math.You can contact Reza via email at: Reza@EffortlessMath.comFind Reza's professional profile at: goo.gl/zoC9rJ Read more

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The Art Teacher's Survival Guide for Elementary and Middle Schools

Pdf Teaching The Art Teacher's Survival Guide for Elementary and Middle Schools

Pdf:The Art Teacher's Survival Guide for Elementary and Middle Schools.From the Back Cover The Art Teacher's Survival Guide Second Edition This long-awaited second edition, The Art Teacher's Survival Guide, offers K-8 art specialists and classroom teachers everything needed to conduct an effective arts education program. Comprehensive, practical, and completely updated, the book provides guidance, tools, and resources on teaching and appreciating the visual arts—including production, art history, art criticism, and aesthetics. It also includes more than 100 creative art projects in varied media, many new to this edition. Special features of this edition include: information on the characteristics, skills, and understandings to be expected of students by grade level as aligned with the National Visual Arts Standards; suggestions on appropriate art activities by grade level, especially for enriching content learning and including adaptations for children with special needs; an expanded section on art lesson planning, with ideas for integrating arts activities into lessons across the curricula; detailed art history timelines with links to language arts, math, science, and other content areas; a multicultural art section featuring Chinese calligraphy, Mexican Day of the Dead altars, and similar projects from diverse cultures; new projects in watercolor, printmaking, nature illustration, and digital media; and updated resource handouts. Each project focuses on appropriate design elements and principles and includes illustrations along with detailed directions for both teacher and student. A lay-flat binding makes the projects easily reproducible. The book's twelve chapters cover a broad range of topics, including: Let's Teach Art What We Teach Fun with Art History and Appreciation Paper Drawing with Pencil, Pastels, Crayons, and Markers Painting Printmaking Multicultural Art Ceramics Three-Dimensional Design Architecture, the Built Environment Digital Media, Photography, and Video The book is richly illustrated throughout with handsome black and white reproductions of fine art, folk art, and drawings. Read more About the Author The Author HELEN D. HUME is an artist and art educator who taught for more than 30 years in the St. Louis region and international schools. Her students range from preschool through the graduate level, including apprentice teachers. She is a board member of the St. Louis Artists' Guild and the author of seven books in arts education, including The Art Teacher's Book of Lists from Jossey-Bass. Read more

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Subjects Matter, Second Edition: Exceeding Standards Through Powerful Content-Area Reading

Pdf Teaching Subjects Matter, Second Edition: Exceeding Standards Through Powerful Content-Area Reading

Pdf:Subjects Matter, Second Edition: Exceeding Standards Through Powerful Content-Area Reading.About the Author Harvey 'Smokey' Daniels has been a city and suburban classroom teacher and a college professor, and now works as a national consultant and author on literacy education. In language arts, Smokey is known for his pioneering work on student book clubs, as recounted in Literature Circles: Voice and Choice in Book Clubs and Reading Groups, and Minilessons for Literature Circles. His latest bestselling books on content-area literacy are The Curious Classroom; Comprehension & Collaboration, Second Edition; Upstanders; Subjects Matter, Second Edition; the Texts and Lessons series; and Content-Area Writing. He is also coauthor of Best Practice, Fourth Edition, and The Best Practice Video Companion as well as editor of Comprehension Going Forward. Smokey works with elementary and secondary teachers throughout the United States, Canada, and Europe, offering demonstration lessons, workshops, and consulting, with a special focus on creating, sustaining, and renewing student-centered inquiries and discussions of all kinds. Smokey shows colleagues how to simultaneously build students' reading strategies, balance their reading diets, and strengthen the social skills they need to become genuine lifelong readers. Connect with Smokey @smokeylit. READING Comprehension Going Forward Mini-lessons for Literature Circles Subjects Matter, Second Edition Texts and Lessons for Content-Area Reading Texts and Lessons for Teaching Literature WRITING Community of Writers Content-Area Writing LITERACY The Curious Classroom Comprehension & Collaboration, Second Edition Inquiry Circles for Elementary Classrooms Inquiry Circles for Secondary Classrooms SCHOOL CULTURE Best Practice, Fourth Edition Best Practice Video Companion Rethinking High School Rethinking High School Video Upstanders Steven Zemelman's newest Heinemann title is From Inquiry to Action, which combines two of his education passions: Choice-based inquiry approaches and civic action. He blogs frequently about the ideas behind the book and about how educators around the US are applying them at his blog Civic Action in Schools. Steve has worked in many capacities to promote the sustainability of innovative schools in Chicago. For eight years he directed the Center for City Schools at National-Louis University, and he is a founding director of the Illinois Writing Project. He has spearheaded the start of a number of innovative small high schools in the city. His experiences and research in these areas led to his Heinemann book 13 Steps to Teacher Empowerment, coauthored with Harry Ross. Steve has been a frequent collaborator with Harvey 'Smokey' Daniels. They have coauthored seven books and videos with Heinemann, including Subjects Matter, Second Edition; Best Practice, Fourth Edition, and The Best Practice Video Companion; Content-Area Writing; Rethinking High School and its companion video; and A Community of Writers. These books are filled with practical strategies for making writing, reading, the content areas, and indeed the life of a school itself into a deeper and richer learning experience for kids. Zemelmen and Daniels are known for immediately useful teaching strategies that range from brief, easy-to-use reflections that help students learn right in class to bigger public-writing projects that can make school truly memorable for kids and teachers alike. Steve consults with schools and districts around the country and may be contacted directly at stv.zemelman@comcast.net or @StevenZemelman. Read more

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I Read It, but I Don't Get It: Comprehension Strategies for Adolescent Readers

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Pdf:I Read It, but I Don't Get It: Comprehension Strategies for Adolescent Readers.Review 'This book is full of step-by-step approaches that can be adapted for use in any subject area.' - Arizona Reading Journal'You virtually watch Tovani roll up her sleeves and engage students in demanding text.' - Voices from the Middle'This easily read and practical book gives teaching examples and ideas for the regular classroom teacher as well as for the reading specialist.' - Speaking of Reading'You will be taken step-by-step through practical, theory-based reading instruction that can be adapted for use in any subject area. A resource for any teacher or adult teaching students with comprehension difficulties, regardless of subject matter. 5 out of 5 stars.' - Reading for Sanity blog Read more About the Author Cris Tovani taught first grade to seniors for 31 years. Her entire career has been spent trying to figure out the “knowing-doing” gap. Researchers tell teachers what they should be doing but actually doing it with 125+ students is a whole new ball game. Throughout her career, Cris has tried to take reading and writing research and apply it to all levels of learners. She loves sharing her success and failures with colleagues around the world so they too, can better serve students.Cris most recently worked with secondary English language learners from a high poverty district in Colorado that was in its fourth year of turnaround. Currently, Cris is facilitating literacy labs in several different states to promote collaboration among colleagues. In addition, she has the pleasure of working with administrators to build their background knowledge on best practices so they are able to give teachers useful feedback about instruction.Cris is a internationally known consultant focusing on issues of reading, content comprehension and assessment in secondary classrooms. She has been an adjunct professor and is the author of four books: I Read it but I Don’t Get It, Do I Really Have to Teach Reading?, So, What do They Really Know? And No More Telling as Teaching:  Less Lecture, More Engaged Learning. Read more

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Bullying Beyond the Schoolyard: Preventing and Responding to Cyberbullying

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Pdf:Bullying Beyond the Schoolyard: Preventing and Responding to Cyberbullying.Review 'This is an excellent resource that clears up much of the confusion and sometimes hysteria generated in the media on cyberbullying.  It provides prudent and do-able strategies from crafting policies, to investigating and responding to incidents. Most importantly, it provides the right mindset and philosophy for helping schools prevent the problem in the first place and for empowering all members of the school community to work together.   Policymakers, administrators, teachers, parents, and students would all benefit from the knowledge contained in this book.' Author: Jim Dillon, Author of No Place for Bullying'In a society that is grappling with the ramifications of the rapid pace of technological advancement, cyberbullying has emerged as a serious issue in education.  This book provides real-life scenarios, timely data, and best practices to help school leaders protect the children and adolescents in their schools.  All educators will find these resources useful in detecting and preventing cyberbullying and ensuring the safety of students.' Author: Gail Connelly, Executive Director'Sameer Hinduja and Justin Patchin seemlessly weave the latest research with riveting examples from the frontlines of cyberbullying. This is the definitive work on cyberbullying, rich with practical tools for teachers, school personnel, parents, and students to prevent and respond to cyberbullying.' Author: Suzanne W. Peck, President/Author Published On: 2014-08-12'The authors of have written the manual on how to recognize, prevent, and respond to cyberbullying. I recommend that every educator and parent take the time to read and understand the important issue of cyberbullying.  This book offers the answers educators and parents have been looking for when it comes to cyberbullying!' Author: Jolene Dockstader, 7th Grade Language Arts Teacher'The original text has become the seminal and authoritative text on the topic of cyber-bullying.  I am confident that the second edition will continue to be an essential resource for school districts, administrators, educators, parents, and policymakers.' Author: Jude A. Huntz, Chancellor'Bullying Beyond the Schoolyard is one of the most honest books I have read about the realities of childhood bullying and cyberbullying.  I am recommending it to all my colleagues at my school for a book study.  It should be required reading for anyone involved in educating children.' Author: Donna Eurich, Middle School Teacher'Drs. Hinduja and Patchin answer questions about cyberbullying that we all have. As an educator and a parent, I appreciate the candor and informative nature of their book. I feel my home and school benefit from the topics we can now discuss to make our battle better prepared.' Author: Frank Rudnesky, Principal Read more About the Author Dr. Sameer Hinduja is a professor in the School of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Florida Atlantic University and Co-Director of the Cyberbullying Research Center (www.cyberbullying.org). He is recognized internationally for his groundbreaking work on the subjects of cyberbullying and safe social networking, concerns that have paralleled the exponential growth in online communication by young people. Outside of research and evaluation expertise, Dr. Hinduja provides training to schools, youth organizations, parents, and teens on how to avoid online victimization and its real-world consequences. His interdisciplinary work is widely published and cited, and has been featured in numerous local, state, national, and international media outlets. Read more

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The Common Core Mathematics Companion: The Standards Decoded, High School: What They Say, What They Mean, How to Teach Them (Corwin Mathematics Series)

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Pdf:The Common Core Mathematics Companion: The Standards Decoded, High School: What They Say, What They Mean, How to Teach Them (Corwin Mathematics Series).About the Author Frederick L. Dillon is a mathematics specialist and coach for the Institute for Learning at the University of Pittsburgh. For the Strongsville City Schools, Fred was a classroom teacher for middle and high school and was the mathematics department chair at the high school. Fred has, also, been planning and facilitating professional development for Ideastream, part of Cleveland’s PBS educational outreach program. Fred is a past member of the Board of Directors for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, and is a former officer for both the Ohio Council of Teachers of Mathematics and the Greater Cleveland Council of Teachers of Mathematics.  Among Fred’s recognitions are Presidential Award for Excellence in Science and Mathematics Teaching, the American Star of Teaching, the Tandy Award, and the Christofferson-Fawcett Award for lifetime contribution to mathematics education. He also received the Most Influential Educator Award from Strongsville High School students seven times. Fred is also the co-author of NCTM’s Principles to Actions: Ensuring Mathematical Success for All, Taking Action: Implementing Effective Mathematics Teaching Practices in Grades 9-12 and Discovering Lessons for the Common Core State Standards in Grades 9-12. Fred recently co-authored The Common Core Mathematics Companion: The Standards Decoded, High School which now completes Corwin’s bestselling K-12 mathematics series. Read more

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The Common Core Mathematics Companion: The Standards Decoded, Grades 6-8: What They Say, What They Mean, How to Teach Them (Corwin Mathematics Series)

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Pdf:The Common Core Mathematics Companion: The Standards Decoded, Grades 6-8: What They Say, What They Mean, How to Teach Them (Corwin Mathematics Series).Review 'The Common Core Mathematics Companion, 6-8 should be readily available for every teacher of mathematics.  It provides a succinct and organized way to bring the theoretical standards down to practical application for enhanced student achievement.'   Author: Betty Brandenburg, Retired Educator'The Common Core Mathematics Companion 6-8 offers a practical guide for implementing the CCSS Math Standards. Teachers will appreciate the misconception alerts and ideas for differentiation.'   Author: Jay McTighe, author and consultant'The sample lesson-planning section provides a framework that prompts teachers to ask higher-order-thinking questions and ways to differentiate instruction. The sample planning page is also a great resource for administrators to gain an understanding of what mathematics should look and sound like in the classroom. Both the teacher and the administrator can have meaningful conversations about related standards and student learning.' Author: Teaching Children Mathematics Read more About the Author Ruth Harbin Miles coaches rural, suburban, and inner-city school mathematics teachers.  Her professional experiences include coordinating the K-12 Mathematics Teaching and Learning Program for the Olathe, Kansas, Public Schools for more than 25 years; teaching mathematics methods courses at Virginia’s Mary Baldwin College; and serving on the Board of Directors for the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics, the National Council of Supervisors of Mathematic, and both the Virginia Council of Teachers of Mathematics and the Kansas Association of Teachers of Mathematics.  Ruth is a co-author of five Corwin books including A Guide to Mathematics Coaching, A Guide to Mathematics Leadership, Visible Thinking in the K-8 Mathematics Classroom, The Common Core Mathematics Standards, and Realizing Rigor in the Mathematics Classroom.  As co-owner of Happy Mountain Learning, Ruth specializes in developing teachers’ content knowledge and strategies for engaging students to achieve high standards in mathematics. Read more

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Differentiated Instruction Made Practical

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Pdf:Differentiated Instruction Made Practical.Review 'Engaging all students in powerful learning that leads to deep understanding is one of our primary goals as teachers. It is not without challenges, however. In Differentiated Instruction Made Practical, readers will find many strategies, techniques, and practices that will be helpful in meeting the needs of all learners in our increasingly diverse classrooms. Most importantly, readers will find guidance for the continuous decision-making and responsive actions that are at the core of differentiating instruction.' ―Ron Ritchhart, EdD, author of Creating Cultures of Thinking 'For any teacher interested in supporting student learning, Differentiated Instruction Made Practical truly lives up to its title. This engaging book introduces a number of different classroom routines that offer ample opportunities for teachers to look, listen, and think about student learning every day. Each chapter is structured around the elements that are essential to differentiated instruction and effective learning. By combining a strong research base with clear step-by-step instructions, this book empowers teachers to intentionally select and implement routines that will improve student learning.' ―Daniel Voloch, Vice President of Curriculum and Instruction at New Visions for Public Schools Read more About the Author Rhonda Bondie is Lecturer in Education and Faculty Chair for Programs in Professional Education's online course Differentiated Instruction Made Practical at Harvard Graduate School of Education, USA. She taught for over twenty years in urban public schools as both a special and general educator and an artist-in-residence. Akane Zusho is Associate Professor in the Division of Psychological and Educational Services of the Graduate School of Education at Fordham University, USA. Her research focuses on examining the intersection of culture, achievement motivation, and self-regulation. Read more

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The Science Teacher's Activity-A-Day, Grades 5-10: Over 180 Reproducible Pages of Quick, Fun Projects that Illustrate Basic Concepts

Pdf Teaching The Science Teacher's Activity-A-Day, Grades 5-10: Over 180 Reproducible Pages of Quick, Fun Projects that Illustrate Basic Concepts

Pdf:The Science Teacher's Activity-A-Day, Grades 5-10: Over 180 Reproducible Pages of Quick, Fun Projects that Illustrate Basic Concepts.Review 'Each activity begins with a concise explanation of the concept upon which it focuses and includes a materials list, the procedure, follow-up questions, and extensions. These high-interest investigations use materials that are inexpensive, easily accessible, and familiar to students' (National Science Teacher's Association.org, October 2010) Read more From the Back Cover The Science Teacher's Activity-a-Day Grades 5-10 The newest volume in the 5-Minute FUNdamentals Series, The Science Teacher's Activity-a-Day is a fun-filled resource for teaching hands-on science to middle and high school students. With over 180 five-minute hook or sponge activities, teachers will find it easy to capture students' imaginations and introduce compelling science lessons. Inside this book, you will discover: Over 180 easy, five-minute sponge activities geared to various levels Activities incorporating all major science topics—life science, physical science, and earth and space science Projects that can all be accomplished with inexpensive and easy-to-find materials, such as string, clay, scissors, chalk, and plastic bottles Activities that are clearly correlated to national science education standards These quick warm-up lessons can help students link familiar concepts to a new topic, or reveal gaps in knowledge, making it easy to set learning goals. With these engaging, exciting lessons, The Science Teacher's Activity-a-Day can help every science teacher get his or her class off to a dynamic start. Praise for The Science Teacher's Activity-a-Day 'Research shows that students are more attentive at the start of a lesson. The Science Teacher's Activity-a-Day provides short and engaging activities to get your lesson off to a dynamic start.' —RYAN ADAMS, Ed.S., Douglas County Teacher of the Year, Douglas County School System 'As a differentiation facilitator, I know how difficult it is for teachers to engage students of various learning styles and intelligences. I recommend this book to science teachers in middle through high school to kick-start science lessons.' —LYNN FREEMAN, School Improvement Specialist, Metropolitan Regional Educational Service Agency, Atlanta Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Side by Side: Student Book 1, Third Edition

Pdf Teaching Side by Side: Student Book 1, Third Edition

Pdf:Side by Side: Student Book 1, Third Edition.From the Back Cover Side by Side, Third Edition, by Steven J. Molinsky and Bill Bliss, is a dynamic, all-skills program that integrates conversation practice, reading, writing, and listening -- all in a light-hearted, fun, and easy-to-use format that has been embraced by students and teachers worldwide. This four-level program promotes native communication between students ... practicing speaking together 'side by side.' Features of the Third Edition Vocabulary Preview sections in every chapter introduce key words in a lively picture dictionary format. 'How to Say It!' lessons highlight communication strategies. Pronunciation exercises provide models for practicing authentic pronunciation, stress, and intonation. Side by Side Gazette 'magazine-style' pages offer feature articles, fact files, vocabulary expansion, cross-cultural topics through photos, authentic listening activities, e-mail exchanges, and humorous cartoons for role-playing. All-new illustrations are lively, light-hearted, and richly detailed to offer students language practice that is contextualized and fun. The core components include Student Books, Teacher's Guides, Activity Workbooks, Activity & Test Prep Workbooks, Communication Games and Activity Masters, audio programs, combined split editions (Student Book and Workbook lessons combined), a testing program, and picture cards. Read more

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MCP Mathematics, Level C

Pdf Teaching MCP Mathematics, Level C

Pdf:MCP Mathematics, Level C.MCP Mathematics promotes mathematical success for all students, especially those who struggle with their core math program. This trusted, targeted program uses a traditional drill and practice format with a predictable, easy-to-use lesson format. MCP Math is flexible and adaptable to fit a variety of intervention settings including after school, summer school, and additional math instruction during the regular school day.By teaching with MCP Math, you can: Provide targeted intervention through a complete alternative program to core math textbooks. Help students learn and retain new concepts and skills with extensive practice. Prepare students at a wide range of ability levels for success on standardized tests of math proficiency.

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MCP MATHEMATICS LEVEL D STUDENT EDITION 2005C

Pdf Teaching MCP MATHEMATICS LEVEL D STUDENT EDITION 2005C

Pdf:MCP MATHEMATICS LEVEL D STUDENT EDITION 2005C.MCP Mathematics promotes mathematical success for all students, especially those who struggle with their core math program. This trusted, targeted program uses a traditional drill and practice format with a predictable, easy-to-use lesson format. MCP Math is flexible and adaptable to fit a variety of intervention settings including after school, summer school, and additional math instruction during the regular school day.By teaching with MCP Math, you can: Provide targeted intervention through a complete alternative program to core math textbooks. Help students learn and retain new concepts and skills with extensive practice. Prepare students at a wide range of ability levels for success on standardized tests of math proficiency.

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A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas (Competitiveness)

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Pdf:A Framework for K-12 Science Education: Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Core Ideas (Competitiveness).Science, engineering, and technology permeate nearly every facet of modern life and hold the key to solving many of humanity's most pressing current and future challenges. The United States' position in the global economy is declining, in part because U.S. workers lack fundamental knowledge in these fields. To address the critical issues of U.S. competitiveness and to better prepare the workforce, A Framework for K-12 Science Education proposes a new approach to K-12 science education that will capture students' interest and provide them with the necessary foundational knowledge in the field. A Framework for K-12 Science Education outlines a broad set of expectations for students in science and engineering in grades K-12. These expectations will inform the development of new standards for K-12 science education and, subsequently, revisions to curriculum, instruction, assessment, and professional development for educators. This book identifies three dimensions that convey the core ideas and practices around which science and engineering education in these grades should be built. These three dimensions are: crosscutting concepts that unify the study of science through their common application across science and engineering; scientific and engineering practices; and disciplinary core ideas in the physical sciences, life sciences, and earth and space sciences and for engineering, technology, and the applications of science. The overarching goal is for all high school graduates to have sufficient knowledge of science and engineering to engage in public discussions on science-related issues, be careful consumers of scientific and technical information, and enter the careers of their choice. A Framework for K-12 Science Education is the first step in a process that can inform state-level decisions and achieve a research-grounded basis for improving science instruction and learning across the country. The book will guide standards developers, teachers, curriculum designers, assessment developers, state and district science administrators, and educators who teach science in informal environments.

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TABE Test Study Guide 2018-2019: Exam Review Book and Practice Test Questions for the Test of Adult Basic Education

Pdf Teaching TABE Test Study Guide 2018-2019: Exam Review Book and Practice Test Questions for the Test of Adult Basic Education

Pdf:TABE Test Study Guide 2018-2019: Exam Review Book and Practice Test Questions for the Test of Adult Basic Education.You're probably thinking this is just another typical study guide. Because we know your time is limited, we've created a resource that isn't like most study guides. With Trivium Test Prep’s unofficial NEW TABE Test Study Guide 2018-2019: Exam Review Book and Practice Test Questions for the Test of Adult Basic Education you'll benefit from a quick-but-comprehensive review of everything tested on the exam via real-life examples, graphics, and information. Our materials give you that extra edge you need to pass the first time. DRC was not involved in the creation or production of this product, is not in any way affiliated with Trivium Test Prep, and does not sponsor or endorse this product. Trivium Test Prep’s TABE Test Study Guide 2018-2019 offers: A detailed overview of what you need to know for the TABE exam Coverage of all the subjects over which you will be tested Practice questions for you to practice and improve Test tips and strategies to help you score higher   Trivium Test Prep’s TABE Test Study Guide 2018-2019 covers: Background on the TABE test of adult basic education Reading Language Arts Math   … and includes practice questions!   About Trivium Test Prep Trivium Test Prep is an independent test prep study guide company that produces and prints all of our books right here in the USA. Our dedicated professionals know how people think and learn, and have created our test prep products based on what research has shown to be the fastest, easiest, and most effective way to prepare for the exam. Unlike other study guides that are stamped out in a generic fashion, our study materials are specifically tailored for your exact needs. We offer a comprehensive set of guides guaranteed to raise your score for exams from every step of your education; from high school, to college or the military, to graduate school. Let our study guides guide you along the path to the professional career of your dreams!  

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CSET English Test Prep: Study Guide & Practice Test Questions for the CSET English Single Subject Exam

Pdf Teaching CSET English Test Prep: Study Guide & Practice Test Questions for the CSET English Single Subject Exam

Pdf:CSET English Test Prep: Study Guide & Practice Test Questions for the CSET English Single Subject Exam.Test Prep Book's CSET English Test Prep: Study Guide & Practice Test Questions for the CSET English Single Subject Exam Developed by Test Prep Books for test takers trying to achieve a passing score on the CSET English exam, this comprehensive study guide includes: •Quick Overview •Test-Taking Strategies •Introduction •Subtest I: Reading Literature and Informational Texts; Composition and Rhetoric •Subtest II: Language, Linguistics, and Literacy •Subtest III: Composition and Rhetoric; Reading Literature and Informational Texts •Subtest IV: Communications: Speech, Media, and Creative Performance •Practice Questions •Detailed Answer Explanations Disclaimer: CSET® and CSET English® are registered trademarks of the Commission on Teacher Credentialing and Pearson Education, Inc., which was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this product. Each section of the test has a comprehensive review created by Test Prep Books that goes into detail to cover all of the content likely to appear on the English CSET test. The Test Prep Books CSET English practice test questions are each followed by detailed answer explanations. If you miss a question, it's important that you are able to understand the nature of your mistake and how to avoid making it again in the future. The answer explanations will help you to learn from your mistakes and overcome them. Understanding the latest test-taking strategies is essential to preparing you for what you will expect on the exam. A test taker has to not only understand the material that is being covered on the test, but also must be familiar with the strategies that are necessary to properly utilize the time provided and get through the test without making any avoidable errors. Test Prep Books has drilled down the top test-taking tips for you to know. Anyone planning to take this exam should take advantage of the CSET English review material, practice test questions, and test-taking strategies contained in this Test Prep Books study guide.

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Pedagogy of the Oppressed: 50th Anniversary Edition

Pdf Teaching Pedagogy of the Oppressed: 50th Anniversary Edition

Pdf:Pedagogy of the Oppressed: 50th Anniversary Edition.About the Author Paulo Freire is the author of the bestselling Pedagogy of the Oppressed as well as Education for Critical Consciousness, Pedagogy in Process (The Letters to Guinea-Bissau), Learning to Question (with Antonio Faundez), and Pedagogy of the City. Read more

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Reader, Come Home: The Reading Brain in a Digital World

Pdf Teaching Reader, Come Home: The Reading Brain in a Digital World

Pdf:Reader, Come Home: The Reading Brain in a Digital World.Review “Wolf offers a persuasive catalog of the cognitive and social good created by deep reading…. She’s right that digital media doesn’t automatically doom deep reading and can even enhance it. She’s also correct that we have a lot to lose if we don’t pay attention to what we’re doing with technology and what it’s doing to us.” (Washington Post)“[A] gentle manifesto…. [Wolf] affirms and celebrates the power of reading for the formation of our moral imaginations, and a lifetime of bookish devotion bubbles to the surface of her lovely prose in allusion and quotation.” (Washington Free Beacon)“Maryanne Wolf has done it again. She has written another seminal book destined to become a dog-eared, well-thumbed, often-referenced treasure on your bookshelf.... Reader Come Home conveys a cautionary message, but it also will rekindle your heart and help illuminate promising paths ahead.” (International Dyslexia Association)“[T]imely and important.... if you love reading and the ways it has enriched your life and our world, Reader, Come Home is essential, arriving at a crucial juncture in history.” (BookPage)“Wolf wields her pen with equal parts wisdom and wonder. The result is a joy to read and reread, a love letter to literature, literacy, and progress.” (Shelf Awareness)“Wolf is a lovely prose writer who draws not only on research but also on a broad range of literary references, historical examples, and personal anecdotes. The strongest parts of Reader, Come Home are her moving accounts of why reading matters, and her deeply detailed exploration of how the reading brain is being changed by screens…. Wolf makes a strong case for what we lose when we lose reading.” (San Francisco Chronicle)“In this profound and well-researched study of our changing reading patterns, Wolf presents lucid arguments for teaching our brain to become all-embracing in the age of electronic technology. If you call yourself a reader and want to keep on being one, this extraordinary book is for you.” (Alberto Manguel, author of A History of Reading)“An accessible, well-researched analysis of the impact of literacy.” (Kirkus) Read more About the Author Maryanne Wolf, the John DiBiaggio Professor of Citizenship and Public Service at Tufts University, was the director of the Tufts Center for Reading and Language Research. She currently directs the Center for Dyslexia, Diverse Learners, and Social Justice at UCLA, and is working with the Dyslexia Center at the UCSF School of Medicine and with Curious Learning: A Global Literacy Project, which she co-founded. She is the recipient of multiple research and teaching honors, including the highest awards by the International Dyslexia Association and the Australian Learning Disabilities Association. She is the author of Proust and the Squid (HarperCollins), Tales of Literacy for the 21st Century (Oxford University Press), and more than 160 scientific publications. Read more

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How to Differentiate Instruction in Academically Diverse Classrooms, 3rd Edition

Pdf Teaching How to Differentiate Instruction in Academically Diverse Classrooms, 3rd Edition

Pdf:How to Differentiate Instruction in Academically Diverse Classrooms, 3rd Edition.From the Inside Flap We differentiate instruction to honor the reality of the students we teach. They are energetic and outgoing. They are quiet and curious. They are confident and self-doubting. They are interested in a thousand things and deeply immersed in a particular topic. They are academically advanced and 'kids in the middle' and struggling due to cognitive, emotional, economic, or sociological challenges. More of them than ever speak a different language at home. They learn at different rates and in different ways. And they all come together in our academically diverse classrooms.Written as a practical guide for teachers, this expanded third edition of Carol Ann Tomlinson's groundbreaking work covers the fundamentals of differentiation and provides additional guidelines and new strategies for how to go about it. You'll learnWhat differentiation is and why it's essentialHow to set up the flexible and supportive learning environment that promotes successHow to manage a differentiated classroomHow to plan lessons differentiated by readiness, interest, and learning profileHow to differentiate content, process, and productsHow to prepare students, parents, and yourself for the challenge of differentiationFirst published in 1995 as How to Differentiate Instruction in Mixed-Ability Classrooms, this new edition reflects evolving best practices in education, the experiences of practitioners throughout the United States and around the world, and Tomlinson's continuing thinking about how to help each and every student access challenging, high-quality curriculum; engage in meaning-rich learning experiences; and feel at home in a school environment that 'fits.' Read more About the Author Carol Ann Tomlinson is William Clay Parrish, Jr. Professor, Chair of Educational Leadership, Foundations and Policy, and Co-director of the Institutes on Academic Diversity at the Curry School of Education, University of Virginia. Her university career follows a 20-year career as a public school teacher and a leader of district programs for both struggling and advanced learners. She and her colleagues developed a model for what we now call differentiated instruction in their work with heterogeneous 7th grade classrooms. Tomlinson was Virginia's Teacher of the Year in 1974 and won an All-University Teaching Award in 1994. The author of more than 300 publications, she works throughout the United States and internationally with educators who want to create classrooms that are more responsive to a broad range of learners. Read more

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Teaching With Poverty in Mind: What Being Poor Does to Kids' Brains and What Schools Can Do About It

Pdf Teaching Teaching With Poverty in Mind: What Being Poor Does to Kids' Brains and What Schools Can Do About It

Pdf:Teaching With Poverty in Mind: What Being Poor Does to Kids' Brains and What Schools Can Do About It.From the Inside Flap In Teaching with Poverty in Mind: What Being Poor Does to Kids' Brains and What Schools Can Do About It, veteran educator and brain expert Eric Jensen takes an unflinching look at how poverty hurts children, families, and communities across the United States and demonstrates how schools can improve the academic achievement and life readiness of economically disadvantaged students. Jensen argues that although chronic exposure to poverty can result in detrimental changes to the brain, the brain's very ability to adapt from experience means that poor children can also experience emotional, social, and academic success. A brain that is susceptible to adverse environmental effects is equally susceptible to the positive effects of rich, balanced learning environments and caring relationships that build students' resilience, self-esteem, and character. Drawing from research, experience, and real school success stories, Teaching with Poverty in Mind reveals * What poverty is and how it affects students in school; * What drives change both at the macro level (within schools and districts) and at the micro level (inside a student's brain); * Effective strategies from those who have succeeded and ways to replicate those best practices at your own school; and * How to engage the resources necessary to make change happen. Too often, we talk about change while maintaining a culture of excuses. We can do better. Although no magic bullet can offset the grave challenges faced daily by disadvantaged children, this timely resource shines a spotlight on what matters most, providing an inspiring and practical guide for enriching the minds and lives of all your students. Read more

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Choice Words: How Our Language Affects Children's Learning

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Pdf:Choice Words: How Our Language Affects Children's Learning.Review 'This small book is packed with big ideas about the importance of teacher language.' - Instructor'Not only is the information important, but reading Choice Words will make you a better communicator with anyone, anywhere.' - Language Arts'This slim book will provoke conversation and question in professional development discussions and serves as a beginning for inquiry into vocabulary as cultural practice.' - NERA Journal'In this accessible, exciting, and important book, teachers will find rich examples of ways to consciously use language to build classroom communities.' - Voices from the Middle'This is a powerful book, one that will reinforce the language thoughtful teachers employ to help students become independent active learners.' - English Journal'Teachers can use this book as a guide to enhancing the climates in their classrooms, and encourage their students to development agency.' - Education Book Review'Now, when someone asks me 'What is your favorite book?' I must say, 'Considering all the fiction, nonfiction, books, articles, children's books, magazines, and professional texts I have read over almost forty years, my favorite piece of writing is Choice Words.'' - LiteracyHead blog  Read more About the Author Peter Johnston grew up and taught elementary school in New Zealand before coming to the United States to earn his Ph.D. at the Center for the Study of Reading at the University of Illinois. At the time his plans did not include staying in the United States let alone getting married and raising a family. He now lives in Albany, New York, with his wife Tina, and a cat left behind by one of his (three) children returning briefly from college.Peter's research and writing spring from his fascination with children's learning and, no less, teachers' teaching. Perversely, he believes that education is not simply about delivering information to children. He thinks it is more about building a just, caring society and that doing so will not detract from our more obviously pragmatic educational goals. In his most recent Stenhouse book, Choice Words, he uses his fascination with the relationship between language and learning to show how this works moment to moment in the classroom.A professor at the State University of New York at Albany, Peter and his colleagues Becky Rogers and Cheryl Dozier recently researched their own teaching of beginning teachers in Critical Literacy/Critical Teaching: Tools for Preparing Responsive Teachers. Knowing Literacy, his most recent book on assessment, arose from his interest in the ways assessment teaching and learning are linked. His research on assessment has given him reason to be skeptical of high-stakes testing because of its effects on teaching and learning.When asked to describe himself as a writer, he says that he 'binges.' While not recommended, this approach has resulted in some eight books and about fifty research articles, along with occasional awards from professional organizations. Some of this, of course, is accounted for by age. The departure of his youngest daughter into a teacher education program, along with his recent election to the Reading Hall of Fame, asserts his 'old fart' status.Beyond his family, research, soccer, singing, and humor sustain him. Failing that, a glass of chardonnay helps. Read more

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Language at the Speed of Sight: How We Read, Why So Many Can't, and What Can Be Done About It

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Pdf:Language at the Speed of Sight: How We Read, Why So Many Can't, and What Can Be Done About It.Review 'In Language at the Speed of Sight, [Seidenberg] develops a careful argument, backed by decades of research, to show that the only responsible way to teach children to read well is to build up their abilities to connect reading with speech and then to amplify these connections through practice, developing skillful behavioral patterns hand in hand with the neurological networks that undergird them...Every teacher of young children as well as those who train them should read this book.'―Wall Street Journal'Seidenberg...unravels the science of reading with great flair. He is the ideal guide - and it turns out that we need a guide to reading, even though we've been doing it most of our lives.'―Washington Post'Seidenberg reviews the latest science on reading and makes an impassioned plea for putting this knowledge to use.'―Scientific American'Cognitive neuroscientist Seidenberg digs deep into the science of reading to reveal the ways human beings learn how to read and process language.... Seidenberg's analysis is backed up by numerous studies and table of data. His approach is pragmatic, myth-destroying and rooted in science--and his writing makes for powerful reading.'―Publishers Weekly'The neuroscience underlying [Seidenberg's] findings is complex, of course, but [he] does not often fall into thickets of technicality...his discussions are clear and accessible.... A worthy primer on the science of comprehending language.'―Kirkus'No technologically advanced society exists without reading. This is the remarkable story of why and how it all works. From David Letterman's irony to posited Sumerian patent trolls, the writing is lively, informative, and supremely entertaining.'―Daniel J. Levitin, best-selling author of This Is Your Brain on Music and The Organized Mind'Have you picked up the idea that reading is something that kids 'just pick up' and shouldn't be rushed into it, or that learning to read is something different from mastering something separate called 'comprehension,' or that a whole book about reading would be dull? Language at the Speed of Sight will disabuse you of all three notions and more-pick it up and marvel at how hard it will be to put it down.'―John McWhorter, author of Word on the Move and Talking Back, Talking Black'Few works of science ever achieve Italo Calvino's six qualities of our best writing: Lightness, exactitude, visibility, quickness, multiplicity, and consistency. Mark Seidenberg's new book achieves just that. If every educator, parent, and policy maker would read and heed the content of this book, the rates of functional illiteracy, with all their destructive sequelae, would be significantly reduced.'―Maryanne Wolf, author of Proust and the Squid'A world-renowned expert explains the science of reading with clarity and wit--anyone who loves to read will be fascinated, and teachers will absolutely devour this book.'―Daniel Willingham, author of Why Don't Students Like School?'Language at the Speed of Sight is an incisive tour through the fascinating science of reading. From cuneiform to dyslexia to the future of literacy, Seidenberg is a master guide who--lucky for us--is as gifted a writer as he is a scientist.'―Benjamin Bergen, author of What the F Read more About the Author Mark Seidenberg is the Vilas Research Professor and Donald O. Hebb Professor in the department of psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a cognitive neuroscientist who has studied language, reading, and dyslexia for over three decades. He lives in Madison, Wisconsin. Read more

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The Dreamkeepers: Successful Teachers of African American Children, 2nd Edition

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Pdf:The Dreamkeepers: Successful Teachers of African American Children, 2nd Edition.From the Back Cover The Dreamkeepers In the second edition of her critically acclaimed book The Dreamkeepers, Gloria Ladson-Billings revisits the eight teachers who were profiled in the first edition and introduces us to new teachers who are current exemplars of good teaching. She shows that culturally relevant teaching is not a matter of race, gender, or teaching style. What matters most is a teacher's efforts to work with the unique strengths a child brings to the classroom. A brilliant mixture of scholarship and storytelling, The Dreamkeepers challenges us to envision intellectually rigorous and culturally relevant classrooms that have the power to improve the lives of not just African American students, but all children. This new edition also includes questions for reflection. Praise for the First Edition 'The Dreamkeepers keeps hope alive for educating young African Americans.' —Reverend Jesse L. Jackson, president and founder, National Rainbow Coalition 'The Dreamkeepers is an immensely important and useful book for teachers and teacher educators. . . . In a creative, credible, and persuasive way, Gloria Ladson-Billings has made a major contribution to the field of multicultural education.' —JaCqueline Jordan Irvine, Charles Howard Candler Professor of Urban Education,Emory University 'Ladson-Billings integrates scholarly research with stories of eight successful teachers in a predominantly African American school district to illustrate that the 'dream' of all teachers and parents—academic success for all children—is alive and can be emulated.' —Library Journal 'Here is a book filled with pride and questions that should stimulate anyone interested in improving education.' —Booklist Read more About the Author Gloria Ladson-Billings is the Kellner Family Chair in Urban Education and Professor of Curriculum and Instruction and Educational Policy Studies at the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Previously, she served on the faculty of Santa Clara University and worked as a teacher and consultant in the Phila-delphia public school system. She is the former president of the American Educational Research Association, and was elected to the National Academy of Education. Dr. Ladson-Billings is the author and editor of numerous articles and books, including The Dreamkeepers, Crossing Over to Canaan, and Beyond the Big House. Read more

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The Morning Meeting Book

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Pdf:The Morning Meeting Book.Review Morning Meeting is the perfect way to begin the day. Imagine a classroom where children have fun working together as a classroom community and active learning goes on from the moment the students enter the classroom. That's what classrooms that use the Responsive Classroom model look like. --Linda Biondi, 4th grade teacher and MiddleWeb contributor Read more About the Author Roxann Kriete and Carol Davis each bring decades of experience as educators and deep knowledge of the Responsive Classroom approach to their writing of this book. Both have had long affiliations with Center for Responsive Schools, developer of the Responsive Classroom approach, and have been actively involved over the years with the development and refinement of Morning Meeting and other Responsive Classroom strategies. Read more

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Culturally Sustaining Pedagogies: Teaching and Learning for Justice in a Changing World (Language and Literacy Series)

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Pdf:Culturally Sustaining Pedagogies: Teaching and Learning for Justice in a Changing World (Language and Literacy Series).Review 'Culturally Sustaining Pedagogies not only contests the misappropriation of culture in education, but it also contests the idea that attention to culture obfuscates equity work in schools. To the contrary, sustaining culture is the heart and soul of educational justice, because culture is the heart and soul of what it means to be human. CSP moves marginalized youth from object to subject position through fundamentally humanizing approaches, approaches that stand in contrast to the embedded deficit lenses of the racial contract otherwise structuring schooling.' ―Teachers College Record'...this powerful book reflects Paris and Alim’s belief in community building and does a phenomenal job in encouraging all readers, particularly those conducting anthropological/ethnographic work in education, to engage critically in discourses around the development of CSPs. Culturally Sustaining Pedagogies allows readers to become part of a community of scholars, educators, and administrators who are actively working together to reimagine the purpose of schooling in a pluralistic world.' ―Anthropology & Education Quarterly'This essential and timely compilation by emerging and established scholars advances critical debates in research and teaching of education, anthropology, linguistics, race/ethnic studies, and related fields…It will be of interest to scholars, students, and practitioners seeking understanding and examples of transformative classrooms.' ― Language and Education'In this elegant and groundbreaking volume, Paris, Alim, and their colleagues offer a guiding light for culturally sustaining pedagogies to illuminate new ways of teaching and learning that build on the assets of young people of color and their communities. Challenging old conceptions of culture and identity, Culturally Sustaining Pedagogies offers a dynamic view of what it means to teach and learn with courage, heart, intellect, and critique. All teachers committed to justice and equity in our schools and society will cherish this book.'― Sonia Nieto, professor emerita, University of Massachusetts, Amherst'In this cutting edge new volume, Paris and Alim have brought together a collection of insightful essays by a group of scholars who are committed at the most profound level to using education as a weapon of resistance and an instrument of cultural transformation. The reader will learn that culturally sustaining pedagogies are much more than a fancy new piece of jargon or clever academic phrase. The pedagogical strategies described here serve as a dynamic medium for enacting what education must do if it is to empower, revitalize, and elevate the voices of those who need it to serve as a means to counter oppression and affirm their humanity. For educators who are unafraid of using education to make a difference in the lives of the most vulnerable and marginalized, this book will be an invaluable resource and a source of inspiration.' ―Pedro Noguera, University of California, Los Angeles'Paris, Alim, and company highlight critical educational problems affecting students of color, produce insightful analyses, and offer tools to ameliorate these conditions. Leading the frontier of new directions for teaching and learning, this scholarship bends toward the arc of educational justice, calling for deep, effective practices and understanding that center our youths’ assets. Culturally Sustaining Pedagogies tells us what is integral to educational equity; and all educators should read and act on its recommendations.'―Prudence L. Carter, dean, Graduate School of Education, UC Berkeley'In Culturally Sustaining Pedagogies, Paris, Alim, and contributors offer a generous invitation. It is an invitation to (re)consider, (re)create, and (re)narrate the role of culture and learning in the futures of students and communities that have been historically neglected. The authors offer a pathway forward in engaging in the work of listening and doing. This volume also offers us a gift of hope, justice, and a belief in a future wherein educators are invited to work with, in, and for children and their communities. For anyone interested in creating futures of possibility, promise, and potential through powerful pedagogies, this volume is a must-read with guidance and encouragement for our work.'―Bryan McKinley Jones Brayboy, Arizona State University Read more From the Author Django Paris is an associate professor of language and literacy in the Department of Teacher Education at Michigan State University. H. Samy Alim is a professor and director of the Center for Race, Ethnicity, and Language (CREAL) at the University of California, Los Angeles. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Educator's Guide to Emotional Intelligence and Academic Achievement: Social-Emotional Learning in the Classroom

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Pdf:The Educator's Guide to Emotional Intelligence and Academic Achievement: Social-Emotional Learning in the Classroom.Review 'A valuable book that gathers and presents to teachers a variety of strategies, prosocial and pro-academic, that involve emotional intelligence....Useful, unique (not a crowded field at all!), practical, clearly written.' Author: Robert DiGiulio Published On: 2005-04-29'This book is the most thorough I’ve ever read on emotional intelligence....I found it to be an extremely helpful handbook in helping me to understand the importance of SEL and in considering programs for my school...The content is relevant and meaningful for today′s educators.' Author: Beverly Eidmann Published On: 2005-05-31'Makes an important contribution to the field of social-emotional learning....I highlighted at least two dozen specific ideas that I will implement in my classroom next year....Practitioners will readily grasp the implications and applications of this material. The topic is an especially relevant one for today′s educators.' Author: Steve Reifman Published On: 2005-05-16'Bringing all this information together in one spot is quite a contribution... the book is written so as to be very well understood by teachers. There isn′t too much research or theory here, but lots of emphasis on ′What can I do on Monday?′' Author: David Squires Published On: 2005-05-20'This is an essential resource for all teachers, counselors, and school administrators who want their school communities to educate healthier, more resposible, and more successful students.' Author: SirReadalot.org, March Issue Published On: 2006-02-10'The authors present a well-articulated approach to planning and conducting evaluations.' Author: psycCRITIQUES, March 1, 2006 Published On: 2006-03-01'Offers a comprehensive overview of social-emotional learning and its impact on student achievement. Takes a more qualitative perspective, exploring the intangibles of classroom instruction with the underlying premise that students cannot learn best if social and emotional aspects of their thinking are ignored.' Author: The School Administrator, December 2006 Published On: 2006-12-14 Read more About the Author Maurice J. Elias, Ph.D. is Professor, Psychology Department, Rutgers University, Director of the Rutgers Social-Emotional Learning Lab, and Academic Director of The Collaborative Center for Community-Based Research and Service at Rutgers. He is Past President of the Society for Community Research and Action/Division of Community Psychology (27) of APA and has received the SCRA Distinguished Contribution to Practice and Ethnic Minority Mentoring Awards, as well the Joseph E. Zins Memorial Senior Scholar Award for Social-Emotional Learning from the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL), the John P. McGovern Medal from the American School Health Association, and the Sanford McDonnell Award for Lifetime Achievement in Character Education. Prof. Elias lectures nationally and internationally to educators and parents about students’ emotional intelligence, school success, and social-emotional and character development. Among Dr. Elias’ numerous books are ASCD’s Promoting Social and Emotional Learning: Guidelines for Educators, the Social Decision Making/Social Problem Solving curricula for grades k-8, the new e-book, Emotionally Intelligent Parenting, and a book for young children: Talking Treasure: Stories to Help Build Emotional Intelligence and Resilience in Young Children (www.researchpress.com, 2012). He also writes a blog for on SEL-related topics for the George Lucas Educational Foundation at www.edutopia.org. With colleagues at the College of St. Elizabeth, he has developed an online credentialing program for Direct Instruction of Social-Emotional and Character Development (SECD) programs in classroom, small group, and after school settings (sel.rutgers.edu), and for School-Focused Leadership and Coordination of SECD and School Culture and Climate (SELinSchools.org). Professor Elias interviewed with Rae Pica on Bam! Radio′s Studentcentricity. You can find the interview, Classroom Management: Redirecting Misbehavior, .Take a look at a review on The Other Side of the Report Card, published by the New Jersey Association of School Psychologists .  Read more

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Teachers, Schools, and Society: A Brief Introduction to Education

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Pdf:Teachers, Schools, and Society: A Brief Introduction to Education.About the Author Karen R. Zittleman came to American University as a graduate student, worked with Dr. Sadker on gender equity research, then began researching teacher education issues, and now has graduated to co-author of this text. Karen brings both energy and insights to this textbook. Karen attended the University of Wisconsin for her bachelor’s degree, and American University for her master’s and doctorate. She teaches at American University’s School of Education, and has been a virtual teacher for several courses offered online through the Women’s Educational Equity Act. Her articles about gender, Title IX, and teacher education appear in the Journal of Teacher Education, Educational Leadership, Phi Delta Kappan, Principal and other professional journals. She is a contributing author to Teaching and Gender Equity: Foundations, Skills, Methods and Strategies (Lawrence Erlbaum publishers), and has created several equity websites. Karen has also authored Making Public Schools Great for Every Girl and Boy, an instructional guide on promoting equity in math and science instruction (National Educational Association), and educational film guides for A Hero for Daisy and Apple Pie: Raising Champions. She is project manager for Myra Sadker Advocates. Karen’s research interests have focused on educational equity, foundations of education, teacher preparation, and spirituality in education. Read more

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Subtractive Schooling: U.S.-Mexican Youth and the Politics of Caring

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Pdf:Subtractive Schooling: U.S.-Mexican Youth and the Politics of Caring.Review “Valenzuela’s thoughtful and thorough analysis of Latino/a students’ experiences in a large urban school powerfully defines the educational challenges facing Latino immigrant and U.S.-born youth and outlines important elements for transforming their academic experiences.” ― Harvard Educational Review“Professor Valenzuela’s book suggests what has to change fundamentally for real reform to occur. This ethnography highlights teacher practices that need to be emulated and rewarded. There are models for becoming an effective teacher with Latino/a and other minority students. Overall Subtractive Schooling is a valuable text that is certain to become a standard in sociology courses in the areas of education, race and ethnicity, and Latino/a studies.” ― Contemporary Sociology“What gives credibility to Valenzuela’s powerful account is excellent ethnohistorical documentation and a profound knowledge of youth’s thought processes. The selection of eloquent and vivid descriptions of the relationships between students and teachers or counselors permits the reader to internalize, from the students’ perspective, the meaning of institutional neglect, hostility, and prejudice on the part of school personnel.” ― Qualitative Studies in Education“…every government representative, whether at the local, state, or federal level, including the President of the United States, should read this book. Maybe then subtractive schooling would be seen for what it is really worth by people who have the power to ‘subtract’ it from American society, and to replace it with policies of bilingualism and biculturalism.” ― Bilingual Education and Bilingualism“In focusing her attention on caring … Valenzuela provides an important vantage point from which to consider and understand the implications of educational policies and practices designed to move youngsters into the so-called American mainstream.” ― Anthropology and Education Quarterly“…a powerful and important addition to the literature on multi-cultural secondary schooling … Subtractive Schooling greatly increases our understanding of the intricate complexity of ethnicity and schooling practices. At the same time, it provides a model for a more authentically caring approach to ethnography as well as a more authentically caring style of teaching.” ― Bilingual Research Journal“…groundbreaking…” ― Race and Pedagogy Project“Subtractive Schooling is an astonishing book. It focuses unblinkingly on the harsh underbelly of the American educational tradition―a history that begins with Indian Boarding Schools where youngsters were systematically stripped of their language, their spiritual practices, their families and communities, and continues today in many urban schools where nothing about students’ families, communities, or experiences is deemed worthy by officials of constructing a meaningful educational practice. It adds important detail and description of a process that attempts to break children as a prerequisite to teaching them.“While the concept of ‘caring’ in schools has become a banal cliché, a tabula rasa upon which anyone―democratic or authoritarian, progressive or reactionary―can scribble anything at all, Angela Valenzuela rescues the concept from complete vacuousness and insists on caring as linked to social justice, caring as political. Valenzuela has done important work that, if taken seriously, can save lives.” ― William Ayers“The strong, beautiful writing in this book should be a potent antidote to the enormous tide of shallow propaganda coming from the ‘English only’ forces. It’s a powerfully documented work of scholarship, but wonderfully accessible and richly interwoven with affectionate and vivid narrative. I hope it’s given the attention it deserves.” ― Jonathan Kozol“This beautifully written book provides powerful documentation of the conditions under which many children of color try to get an education in this country. It should be read by both educators and policy-makers. And then something should be done!” ― Nel Noddings, Lee Jacks Professor of Education, Emerita, Stanford University and Professor of Philosophy and Education, Teachers College, Columbia University“Valenzuela’s credible first-hand account of the struggles of Mexican and Chicano high school students brings about a better understanding of underachievement of Latino youth, their feeling of neglect, and their call for help. This volume is a solid sociological study beyond conventional quantitative analysis. It brings the readers into the school and makes them feel in their own flesh the dilemma faced by Latino high school students. An extraordinary contribution; one of a kind. A volume that must be read by teachers and researchers alike.” ― Henry Trueba, coeditor of Ethnic Identity and Power Read more From the Author Angela Valenzuela received the Outstanding Book Award for her book entitled: Subtractive Schooling: U.S.-Mexican Youth and the Politics of Caring at the American Educational Research Association's Annual Meeting held in New Orleans, Louisiana, April 24-28th. The Award was established for the best book-length publication in educational research and development. To be considered for the Award, a book must be concerned with the improvement of the educational process through research or scholarly inquiry and must have a research base. The author or another scholar may nominate a book as specified in the Educational Researcher journal received by all AERA members. Committee Chair, P. David Pearson of Michigan State University will present Dr. Valenzuela with the Award. Among past recipients of the Award are: Stephen Jay Gould and Carol Gilligan; James C. Coleman and Thomas Hoffer; Burton R. Clark and David F. Labaree; David Tyack, Elizabeth Hansot, Teun A. Van Dijk, and Idit Harel; Joan DelFattore and Jonathan Kozol; and David C. Berliner and Bruce Biddle. The book was selected because, according to P. David Pearson, the head of the selection committee, 'It takes a provocative cluster of issues in American education -- race, power, and language -- beyond the usual rhetoric and adopts a fresh and thoughtful perspective.' It also uses a complex array of methodological tools to address a complex issue. Most important, the voice of the researcher is clear, strong, and compelling. 'This is a book that dares you to read it,' Pearson added, 'and once inside, it will not let you go until you have finished it.' --American Educational Research Association Press Release, April 26, 2000 Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Social Skills Activities for Special Children

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Pdf:Social Skills Activities for Special Children.From the Back Cover Social Skills Activities for Special Children Second Edition This thoroughly revised and updated second edition of the groundbreaking Social Skills Activities for Special Children offers teachers 164 ready-to-use lessons—complete with reproducible worksheets—that help children become aware of acceptable social behavior and acquire basic social skills. Each of the book's lessons highlights a specific skill framed in real-life situations. This gives teachers a meaningful way to guide students to think about why a particular social skill is important. The practical hands-on activities that accompany each lesson help students work through, think about, discuss, and practice the skill in or outside of the classroom. Social Skills Activities for Special Children puts the emphasis on three areas crucial to social development in the primary grades: Accepting Rules and Authority at School: Understanding the Teacher's Role; Classroom Rules and Responsibilities; When You Have Problems Relating to Peers: Learning and Working with Others; Making Friends; Keeping Friends Developing Positive Social Skills: Understanding Social Situations; Getting Along with Others at Home; Everyday Etiquette Praise forSocial Skills activities for Special Children 'This second edition has been eagerly awaited and Darlene Mannix does not disappoint! Each activity provides a clear objective and rationale, hands-on activities, and a reproducible independent activity for students to complete and take home, helping parents to reinforce and generalize skills in the home environment.' —Kaye Otten, Ph.D., behavior and autism specialist, Lee's Summit, Missouri 'Offers elementary teachers a comprehensive social-emotional skills curriculum . . . This book belongs on every teacher's bookshelf!' —Nick Elksnin, Ph.D., NCSP, Learning and Evaluation Resources and Linda K. Elksnin, Ph.D., professor emerita, The Citadel; authors of Teaching Social-Emotional Skills at School and Home 'A terrific resource for all teachers, especially new teachers and their mentors. The comprehensive selection of topics addresses real, complex social interactions encountered in schools and communities today.' —Chris Schnieders, Ph.D., director of teacher training, Frostig Center Read more About the Author Darlene Mannix has taught both general education and special education. She has worked with students ranging from learning disabled and mentally challenged to language disordered and severely emotionally disturbed. Mannix is the best-selling author of numerous books for special educators including Life Skills Activities for Special Children, Writing Skills Activities for Special Children, and Character Building Activities for Kids, all from Jossey-Bass. Read more

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Special Education Law and Practice in Public Schools (2nd Edition)

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Pdf:Special Education Law and Practice in Public Schools (2nd Edition).A must have resource for school leaders and personnel, Special Education Law and Practice in Public Schools is dedicated to understanding the complex laws and issues surrounding students with special needs.  Broad in coverage, it discusses current topics such as: the reauthorization of IDEA, NCLB, and 504; working with families; IEPs; assessment; staff relationships and staffing patters; due process hearing, mediation and complaints; school-wide discipline, and strategies for specific populations ( infant/toddler, preschool, secondary school, etc.) Filled with ready-to-use samples and inclusion strategies, the book adheres to school administration and CEC standards and is a conclusive resource for practicing professionals.  

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Lisa Murphy on Play: The Foundation of Children's Learning

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Pdf:Lisa Murphy on Play: The Foundation of Children's Learning.Review 'Lisa Murphy says it exactly as it needs to be said. Play is the foundation. She says it with humor even as she backs it up with eons of research. But most importantly she shares the fire in her belly with us infusing us with her enormous passion and dedication to doing what’s best for children. I intend to have a copy of this book with me always—so that I can hand it out to people who need to read it for whatever reason!'—Tamar Jacobson, PhD, author of Don't Get So Upset!Make time on your schedule. Lisa Murphy On Play is not only a book you need to buy, it's a book you need to read.—Jeff Johnson, author of Let Them PlayLisa Murphy on Play: The Foundation of Children's Learning comes from a 'play advocate' and early childhood education expert who has a clear understanding of the importance and role of play in the early education process, and who provides a fun primer directed to adults (teachers and parents alike) who want to incorporate more learning opportunities through play experiences. Chapters reduce this concept to seven basic routines that can easily be done with children on a daily basis, teaching how to make these seven methods a part of daily activities and how to connect them to basic concepts kids will learn from. From making time to move and grow to cultivating creativity and a sense of touch, this is a solid guide any adult can easily use with all children.—The Education Shelf, California Bookwatch'Lisa Murphy says it exactly as it needs to be said. Play is the foundation. She says it with humor even as she backs it up with eons of research. But most importantly she shares the fire in her belly with us infusing us with her enormous passion and dedication to doing what’s best for children. I intend to have a copy of this book with me always―so that I can hand it out to people who need to read it for whatever reason!'―Tamar Jacobson, PhD, author of Don't Get So Upset!Make time on your schedule. Lisa Murphy On Play is not only a book you need to buy, it's a book you need to read.―Jeff Johnson, author of Let Them PlayLisa Murphy on Play: The Foundation of Children's Learning comes from a 'play advocate' and early childhood education expert who has a clear understanding of the importance and role of play in the early education process, and who provides a fun primer directed to adults (teachers and parents alike) who want to incorporate more learning opportunities through play experiences. Chapters reduce this concept to seven basic routines that can easily be done with children on a daily basis, teaching how to make these seven methods a part of daily activities and how to connect them to basic concepts kids will learn from. From making time to move and grow to cultivating creativity and a sense of touch, this is a solid guide any adult can easily use with all children.―The Education Shelf, California Bookwatch Read more About the Author Lisa Murphy, MEd, has spent more than 20 years in early childhood education, teaching and working with children in various environments. As the founder of Ooey Gooey, Inc., Lisa’s mission is to assist in the transformation of early childhood education through her more than 200 workshops and keynotes each year. Using humor and real-life anecdotes, she connects with audiences and is recognized for her ability to link hands-on activities to educational standards, her outspoken advocacy, and her commitment to creating child-centered and play-based early childhood environments. Read more

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Postpositivism and Educational Research

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Pdf:Postpositivism and Educational Research.Review At last an engaging and well-reasoned defense of scientific rationality. This is a powerful antidote to the myriad critics who disparage or dismiss the social sciences. (David C. Berliner, Regents' Professor Emeritus, Arizona State University)This book is a must-read for all who are concerned with the mission and nature of educational research. (Gavriel Salomon, University of Haifa, Israel)Phillips and Burbules, two leading philosophers of education, have produced a much needed examination of just how far the possibility for social science has been undercut by critiques intended to undercut the credibility of scientific knowledge. Their clearly written book will help educational researchers understand how effective, disciplined research is possible in a post-positivist world. The authors systematically examine the problems created by the fallibility of knowledge, the inevitable value-ladenness of research, and the existence of varying perspectives, showing how the pursuit of truth can remain a reasonable activity. The book should be required reading for those learning to do educational research, filling the gap between how-to books on research method and post-positivist accounts that embrace, or at least flirt with, relativism. By blending careful argument with concrete examples, Phillips and Burbules help students recognize the limits of research without abandoning the quest for warranted claims to knowledge. (Robert E. Floden, Michigan State University) Read more About the Author D. C. Phillips is professor of education and philosophy and associate dean for academic affairs in the School of Education at Stanford University.Nicholas C. Burbules is professor of education at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He is also editor of the journal Educational Theory. Read more

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Neuroteach: Brain Science and the Future of Education

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Pdf:Neuroteach: Brain Science and the Future of Education.Review Neuroteach provides practical guidance about using theoretically sound research-based principles in the design of schools, classrooms, and work with individual students. (Judy Willis, (@judywillis), Research Strategies to Ignite Student Learning: Insights from a Neurologist and Classroom Teacher)While highlighting classroom teachers as the experts on learning, Kelleher and Whitman underscore the importance of utilizing the strongest evidence in mind, brain and education science to inform one’s practice. (Vanessa Rodriguez, (@teachingbrain), teacher, researcher and author of The Teaching Brain: An Evolutionary Trait at the Heart of Education)To my knowledge there is no school in America, and no two educators more completely qualified and effective at translating the remarkable impacts of neuroscience down from the 30,000 foot level to 'what can we do in class tomorrow.' (Grant Lichtman, (@GrantLichtman), author of #EdJourney: A Roadmap to the Future of Education)Neuroteach combines important lessons from both cognitive psychology and neuroscience to draw useful, practical conclusions that will clarify not just what teachers should do in the classroom, but better understand the complexities of the science of learning. (David Didau, (@LearningSpy), author of What if Everything You Knew About Education Was Wrong? and The Secret of Literacy)This level of respect for the process of teaching and learning is sustained throughout the guide, providing its distinct voice and strengthening the authors’ call to incorporate neuroscience with pedagogy. (Mariale Hardiman, (@MarialeHardiman), co-founder and director of the Johns Hopkins University School of Education’s Neuro-Education Initiative and author of The Brain-Targeted Teaching Model for 21st Century Schools) Read more About the Author Glenn Whitman directs the Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning at St. Andrew's Episcopal School where he also serves as the Dean of Studies for grades Preschool through 12th grade and teaches history. Glenn is a former Martin Institute for Teaching Excellence Fellow and author of Dialogue with the Past: Engaging Students and Meeting Standards through Oral History as well as co-editor of Think Differently and Deeply, the national publication of the CTTL. Glenn has also written numerous articles on translating MBE research into classroom practice such as, “Assessment and the Learning Brain” that can be found in Independent School magazine. He is also a blogger for Edutopia. Glenn earned his MALS from Dartmouth College and a BA from Dickinson College.Dr. Ian Kelleher earned his bachelor of science degree in geochemistry from the University of Manchester and his PhD from the University of Cambridge, Churchill College. He is the head of Research for Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning, where he focuses on the development of projects measuring the effectiveness of research-informed strategies used by St. Andrew’s teachers and students. Read more

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Fish Out of Water: Mentoring, Managing, and Self-Monitoring People Who Don′t Fit In

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Pdf:Fish Out of Water: Mentoring, Managing, and Self-Monitoring People Who Don′t Fit In.Review 'Fish Out of Water is a great resource for navigating ponds that suffocate the marginalized with dominant norms and values. Linking Cultural Proficiency to decoding an environment provides more tools for code switching, code sharing. and conversations about making students and families feel welcomed, included, and safe in our schools.' Author: Angela Ward, Office of Cultural Proficiency & Inclusion Published On: 2016-01-10'Fish Out of Water made me think. It is a courageous attempt at the difficult subject of who ‘doesn′t fit’ into the spaces and places we inhabit―and why. But the most valuable part of this book is that it describes what we can do about making our schools, workplaces, and communities more inclusive, and ultimately more effective.' Author: Nicki King, Reducing Mental Health Disparities Project Published On: 2016-01-10'Every educator and every employer works with those who just don’t fit in. This work provides strategies to help the 'Fish out of Water' swim more successfully in your workplace or school environment.' Author: David G. Daniels, High School Principal Published On: 2014-03-07'Fish Out of Water is the filling of a void on the discussion about diversity valuing and appreciation. This books could be another link in the growth for many people in our country - both in dominant and minority cultures, personal and professional.' Author: Vera Blake, Educational Consultant Published On: 2014-03-07'I admire Nuri-Robins & Bundy for writing about a difficult topic without placing blame on one party or another for the problem. The solution-based approach gets past the anger and frustration of why the problem exists in the first place and moves the reader toward actions that can alleviate the problem.' Author: Kathy Tritz-Rhodes, Principal Published On: 2014-02-06'Nuri-Robins & Bundy offer a unique approach to the topic of cultural diversity, pairing storytelling with helpful tools.' Author: Bonnie Tryon, Retired Principal & Past President Published On: 2014-02-10 Read more About the Author Kikanza Nuri-Robins helps people to close the gap between what they say they are and what they actually do.  Whether she is in a corporate boardroom, the fireside room of a retreat center, or a convention center auditorium, Kikanza uses her skills and insights to help people and organizations that are in transition – or ought to be.  She shares her observations and recommendations with clarity and candor, while gently encouraging them to face the difficult situations that challenge their skill sets and their values.  She leads people to this growing edge with unswerving focus, an understanding heart, and laughter that rises from the seat of her soul. Since 1978, Kikanza has worked as an organizational development consultant in a variety of settings includ­ing education, health care, criminal justice, and religion, focusing on leadership development, change management, and cultural proficiency. Her clients range from school districts, to university faculty, to government offices and non-profit organizations.  The connecting thread is her passion for working with people who want to making a difference for others.  Kikanza studied at Occidental College, the University of Southern California, and the San Francisco Theological Seminary.  She is the author of many articles and five books, including: Cultural Proficiency and Culturally Proficient Responses to the LGBT Communities. Kikanza lives in Los Angeles where she spends her discretionary time as a textile artist. Read more

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Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Educational Issues

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Pdf:Taking Sides: Clashing Views on Educational Issues.About the Author GLENN L. KOONCE is Chair of theEducational Leadership Programs in the School of Education at RegentUniversity. A Vietnam combat veteran and 30 teacher, principal, and assistant superintendentveteran in the public schools, Dr. Koonce has been recognized as Principal ofthe Year for the State of Virginia, President of the Virginia Association ofSecondary School Principals, President of the Virginia Education Coalition,President of the Virginia Professors of Educational Leadership, President ofthe Virginia Education Research Association, Boss of the Year several times inthe public schools, Education Professor of the Year for Regent UniversitySchool of Education, Distinguished Service Award from Regent University, andDistinguished Service Award from the Virginia Professors of EducationalLeadership. Research, consulting, publications, teaching, and service from thelocal level to international levels, and serving on the editorial review boardfor publications from the National Council of Professors of EducationalAdministration (NCPEA) and the EuropeanJournal of Education Sciences round out his extensive experiences. Hispersonal interests include spiritual, family, community, and wellnessactivities of all kinds. He loves music, travel, and adventures, in noparticular order. He is married to Suzanne, has four children, and nine grandchildren. Read more

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The Big Picture: Education Is Everyone's Business

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Pdf:The Big Picture: Education Is Everyone's Business.What is the purpose of education? What kind of people do we want our children to grow up to be? How can we design schools so that students will acquire the skills they'll need to live fulfilled and productive lives?These are just a few of the questions that renowned educator Dennis Littky explores in The Big Picture: Education Is Everyone's Business. The schools Littky has created and led over the past 35 years are models for reformers everywhere: small, public schools where the curriculum is rich and meaningful, expectations are high, student progress is measured against real-world standards, and families and communities are actively engaged in the educational process.This book is for both big "E" and small "e" educators: * For principals and district administrators who want to change the way schools are run.* For teachers who want students to learn passionately.* For college admissions officers who want diverse applicants with real-world learning experiences.* For business leaders who want a motivated and talented workforce.* For parents who want their children to be prepared for college and for life.* For students who want to take control over their learning . . . and want a school that is interesting, safe, respectful, and fun.* For anyone who cares about kids.Here, you'll find a moving account of just what is possible in education, with many of the examples drawn from the Metropolitan Regional Career and Technical Center ("The Met") in Providence, Rhode Island--a diverse public high school with the highest rates of attendance and college acceptance in the state. The Met exemplifies personalized learning, one student at a time.The Big Picture is a book to reenergize educators, inspire teachers in training, and start a new conversation about kids and schools, what we want for both, and how to make it happen.

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Character Compass: How Powerful School Culture Can Point Students Toward Success

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Pdf:Character Compass: How Powerful School Culture Can Point Students Toward Success.Review Scott Seider, a rising star in the field of education, has crafted an eloquent presentation of the lessons learned from three case studies of character education. Rather than present yet another implementation model, Character Compass highlights the importance of process, context, diversity, and commitment to a vision. This is a unique, intelligent, articulate, and valuable addition to the body of knowledge informing best and comprehensive practices. --Marvin W. Berkowitz, Sanford N. McDonnell Professor of Character Education, University of Missouri St. LouisIn this timely and solidly researched book, Scott Seider offers a vivid account of how three Boston-area charter schools cultivate character in their students. Seider carefully examines the distinct ways that the schools foster moral, behavioral, and civic dimensions of character, making the case throughout that a school s efforts to foster character do not come at the expense of academic achievement rather, they enhance it. This book will be an important read for educators, policy makers, and citizens who care about the full character development of the young. --William Damon, professor of education and director of the Center on Adolescence, Stanford University Read more From the Back Cover In this lively and engaging book, Scott Seider offers portraits of three high-performing urban schools that have made character development central to their mission. Character Compass highlights each school’s unique approach to character development and shows how qualities like empathy, integrity, perseverance, and daring can nurture student success. “In this timely and solidly researched book, Scott Seider makes the case that a school’s efforts to foster character do not come at the expense of academic achievement—rather, they enhance it. This book will be an important read for educators, policy makers, and citizens who care about the full character development of the young.” — William Damon, professor of education and director of the Center on Adolescence, Stanford University “Scott Seider, a rising star in the field of education, has crafted an eloquent presentation that highlights the importance of process, context, diversity, and commitment to a vision. This is a valuable addition to the body of knowledge informing best practices in character education.” — Marvin W. Berkowitz, Sanford N. McDonnell Professor of Character Education, University of Missouri-St. Louis “Character Compass challenges me to reflect on our school’s curriculum, programming, practices, and messages. In what ways are we influencing our students’ character development, and in what ways are we missing opportunities to explicitly define and reinforce attitudes, beliefs, and actions that will positively shape their character?” — Peggy Kemp, headmaster, Fenway High School, Boston “If you are interested in character education across a district, within a school, or in a single classroom, Character Compass is for you. Seider not only offers a strong theoretical framework to help guide big-picture decision making, he also provides rich, nuanced descriptions of how the character programs actually play out in schools. I can’t wait to share these portraits with my graduate students.” — Brent Maddin, provost and professor, Relay Graduate School of EducationScott Seider, forward by Howard Gardner Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Social and Emotional Learning in Action: Experiential Activities to Positively Impact School Climate

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Pdf:Social and Emotional Learning in Action: Experiential Activities to Positively Impact School Climate.Review This book fits a very specific need: sequenced lessons to teach and reinforce social and emotional competencies to secondary students. This progression of 36, hands-on lessons are well-designed for middle and high schoolers; teachers and other practitioners will be able to pick up this book and immediately put it into action, allowing students to experientially develop social and emotional skills. (Alison Rheingold, director of professional learning, Christa McAuliffe Charter School, Framingham, MA)This book is an excellent resource for educators as they create learning opportunities that help students build social and emotional intelligence. Blending theory and standards for Social Emotional Learning with engaging and well sequenced experiential activities Social and Emotional Learning in Action provides the tools to develop a classroom community where everyone can realize their potential. (Carla Hacker, University of Wisconsin LaCrosse graduate faculty, Madison Metropolitan School District: former teacher of adventure based experiential education, Madison, WI)Social emotional learning (SEL) provides a foundation for individual growth, relationships, and ethical decision making. This book supports educators to not only talk about skills and concepts with students, but provides activities from which to jumpstart relevant exploration and useful application of SEL. Our students - and ultimately our world - can only benefit from this active and vibrant approach to developing these skills and attitudes. (Laurie Frank, author, “Journey Toward the Caring Classroom”; owner/director of GOAL Consulting,Madison, WI)Social-Emotional Learning in Action should be on the bookshelf of every teacher, counselor, and group facilitator. The activities are well sequenced, easy to implement, and powerfully designed to build group trust, respect, and efficacy. This book is a go-to resource for helping students of all ages become their best selves. (Libby Woodfin, director of publications, EL Education, Amherst, MA; author of multiple books including, “Management in the Active Classroom”) Read more About the Author Tara Flippo has worked with youth/students and administered experiential education programing since 1993. She is professor of Outdoor Education in the Department of Kinesiology, at the University of New Hampshire and Youth Director at The Browne Center for Innovative Learning. Read more

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Building Academic Success on Social and Emotional Learning: What Does the Research Say? (The Series on Social Emotional Learning)

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Pdf:Building Academic Success on Social and Emotional Learning: What Does the Research Say? (The Series on Social Emotional Learning).Review “Today’s growing emphasis on academic success and school accountability makes SEL programs more relevant―and useful―to schools than ever before. This groundbreaking book belongs on the shelves of all who are interested in giving students essential tools to succeed.”From the Foreword by Daniel Goleman“An excellent, authoritative collection of the best ideas, programs, and expert advice available in the field of social and emotional learning. This book is both scholarly and practical.” ―Howard Gardner, Hobbs Professor of Cognition and Education, Harvard University“Recommended reading for new and experienced educators, mental health professionals, and anyone interested in learning more about promoting the healthy development of children.” ―Marsha Kline Pruett, Yale University School of Medicine, Law and Psychiatry and Yale Child Study Center'This book offers valuable research showing social and emotional learning as more than 'touchy-feely'―it is at the heart of academic achievement. This is a must-read for anyone who cares about the whole child.'―Paul Houston, Executive Director, American Association of School Administrators Read more From the Author Joseph E. Zins is Professor of Education at the University of Cincinnati and a Leadership Team member of the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning (CASEL). Roger P. Weissberg is a Professor of Psychology and Education at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and Executive Director of CASEL. Margaret C. Wang was the founder and Director of the Center for Research in Human Development and Education at Temple University. Herbert J. Walberg is Emeritus Professor of Education and Psychology at UIC. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Shaping School Culture

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Pdf:Shaping School Culture.From the Back Cover THE CLASSIC GUIDE TO SCHOOL CULTURE— UPDATED TO MEET THE CHALLENGES OF TODAY'S SCHOOLS Now in its third edition, Shaping School Culture has become the go-to guide to exceptional school leadership. This classic work can help any education leader foster passion, purpose, and meaning within their school. The authors—experts in the area of school culture—offer practical guidance for influencing the subtle symbolic features of schools that provide meaning, belief, and faith. Deal and Peterson also include a wealth of illustrative stories and meaningful advice for dealing with timely issues such as test scores determining school effectiveness, challenging federal reforms, loss of confidence in our schools, and unproductive state initiatives. The authors show how school leaders can recognize external pressures for reform while simultaneously tending to their vital leadership role of shaping culture. Praise for Shaping School Culture 'Deal and Peterson understand the reality of school culture while also knowing it is the profound role of the leader to shape that culture. This book is a must-read for any school leader who yearns for something more than the day-to-day frustrations of the work.' —PAUL HOUSTON, executive director, emeritus, American Association of School Administrators and president, Center for Empowered Leadership 'The world of American schools has been spinning furiously since the first edition of Shaping School Culture. What has been missing—until now—was a road map to navigate the new and perplexing twists and turns as leaders attempt to understand, craft, and sustain their school cultures.' —ROLAND S. BARTH, author and educator 'Deal and Peterson use contemporary examples, cases, and policy trends to provide a fresh perspective on schools. Throughout the volume the reader is re-oriented to the elements of school culture that matter most. Folklore, heroes, revival of old ways, paradox, and even the avoidance of toxic cultures all have a role to play. An essential read.' —SHARON CONLEY, PHD, professor, Gevirtz Graduate School of Education, University of California, Santa Barbara Read more About the Author TERRENCE E. DEAL has been a professor at Stanford, Harvard, Vanderbilt and (as Irving R. Melbo Professor) the University of Southern California. He is the coauthor of Corporate Cultures, Leading with Soul, Reframing Organizations, and How Great Leaders Think. KENT D. PETERSON is an emeritus professor in the Department of Educational Administration at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Deal and Peterson are also coauthors of The Leadership Paradox. Read more

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Sentipensante (Sensing/Thinking) Pedagogy: Educating for Wholeness, Social Justice and Liberation

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Pdf:Sentipensante (Sensing/Thinking) Pedagogy: Educating for Wholeness, Social Justice and Liberation.Review “For service-learning practitioners and scholars, Sentipensante (Sensing/Thinking) Pedagogy is one of those rare books that subtly but fundamentally alters the purpose and scope of our work. It is a book about the future of our community-based teaching, learning, and scholarship and the future of higher education. It is a future that is already upon us but one to which higher education has not effectively responded nor embraced. This is a book that recognizes that non-Western, non-traditional, highly diverse students and faculty increasingly are in highereducation but not of higher education. Their ways of knowing and habits of being are not validated by the structures and cultures of the academy. Fundamental change is needed… Read this book. Read it now. Savor it and teasure it. If you are an educator who cares about the deeper public purposes of higher education; who cares about improving teaching and learning for an increasingly diverse student body; who cares about education as transformative, holistic, integrative, civic learning; who cares about the tenure-seeking woman of color as she enacts her faculty roles connected to social concerns and new ways of generating knowledge; who cares about changing the culture of higher education so it is better able to fulfill its academic and civic missions; and who cares about whether higher education two or three decades from now will be contributing meaningfully to solving social problems and building a more vibrant democracy – then read this book and put its wisdom into practice in your own work and lives as educators… Rendón’s book, is the Pedagogy of the Oppressed for our time, bringing the lenses of feminist, postmodernist, anticolonial, and critical theory to bear on liberatory education.” (Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning 2010-04-01)'Sentipensante Pedagogy provides a helpful invitation and charitable contribution to the ongoing dialogue between different visions of pedagogy.' (Teaching Theology and Religion 2010-04-01)'Challenging, inspiring, beautifully written, and unusual, this book calls readers to find ways to link mind and heart -- thinking and feeling -- to transform teaching and learning in higher education. I commend this book to readers. Laura Rendón has illustrated how one can unite one's deep beliefs, values, and feelings, with one's keen analytical and intellectual abilities.Many faculty members, and certainly many graduate students considering work in academe, are interested in how to shape careers where their passions and values are central, and how to find satisfactory and meaningful balance in their commitment to both the professional and personal dimensions of their lives.Laura Rendón's volume offers insights, examples, questions and inspiration that will help those grappling with such issues. The book or any of its individual chapters can be used by individuals thinking through their own values and practice, in classes designed to prepare future faculty members, or in faculty development programs organizing dialogues about teaching and academic life...an important, thought-provoking, and unique addition to the literature on teaching, learning, and the academic life.' (The Review of Higher Education 2009-12-01)'Rendón assists the transformation of teaching and learning in higher education into a balance, a harmony, between two concepts such as intellectualism and intuition, teaching and learning, the learner and the learned material, and Western and non-Western ways of knowing. She explores the need for a new dream of education, the experience of creating an integrative and consonant pedagogy, and the experience of using such a pedagogy rooted in social justice. Among specific discussions are learning from another's story, refashioning the dream, the courage to chart a different path, and sustaining the soul that embraces a different truth.' (Book News Inc 2009-08-01)'This masterpiece...is about inclusion, one in which faculty and students become one in recognizing and accepting their responsibility [for] social justice and liberation. All who [teach] must read this book. It should be considered required marerial in diversity, social sciences and education courses. If I must select a word to describe this book, it would be ¡ Magnífico! (Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education 2009-05-01)“Teaching the whole student begins in clarity of language, but to even glimpse the possibility of stepping beyond knowledge (facts, figures, theories) toward the cultivation of wisdom, it must honor means of communicating that lie beyond language and do so with the same commitment to clarity―that is to say, honesty―that Nida’s essay calls for. Rendón’s pedagogical model takes a courageous step in that direction; hence, the amount of attention given to it in this issue.” (James Rhem, Executive Editor, The National Teaching and Learning Forum (referring to Volume 18, Issue 2, February 2009, that is largely devoted “Sentipensante Pedagogy”) 2009-02-01)'What would happen if educators eschewed the silent agreements that govern institutions and established a new set of working assumptions that honor the fullness of humanity? In this visionary study, Laura Rendón lays the groundwork for a pedagogy that bridges the gap between mind and heart to lead students and educators toward a new conception of teaching and learning. Grounding her work in interviews of scholars who are already transforming the educational landscape, Rendón invites the reader to join a burgeoning movement toward more inclusive classrooms that honor each learner's identity and support education for social justice. Her book is vital reading for anyone seeking to create more inclusive institutions for students and teachers alike.' (Diversity & Democracy (AAC&U) 2009-01-01)“Laura Rendón has done a beautiful thing. She has mindfully, thoughtfully and with great clarity seen and named our familiar habits of thought, belief and practice that limit the dynamic evolution of how we lift up, honor, and educate the precious hearts, minds and bodies of our children.Laura has sifted these complex threads through the lens of her fine mind and good heart, offering us a clear and colorful tapestry of guidance and companionship on a fresh, imperative educational adventure.We cannot ever honestly claim to nourish a new generation of souls unless we ourselves are actively and vitally alive and well. Through beginner’s mind, a contagious sense of wonder, and a deeply courageous vision for what is possible, she offers us the ultimate gift of education: The unlimited capacity to grow a world of human beings deeper, stronger, wiser, and more loving.” (Wayne Muller, founder of Bread for the Journey, ordained minister, therapist, and author of the national best-seller Legacy of the Heart 2008-09-01)“Rendón has written a pedagogic masterpiece with immense potential to transform teaching and learning in the K-12 system. Her pedagogy gives voice to what teachers have been yearning for in their hearts and minds.” (Héctor Garza, President 2008-08-01)“In this highly inspiring book, Laura Rendón offers a road map of what is possible if we are willing to embrace a vision of education that balances the inner life and ways of knowing and thinking with the outer life of just action and compassionate service to the world. She challenges us to embrace a pedagogy of wholeness that has the potential of totally transforming our schools and academies by reclaiming them as soulful places of relationship-centered learning and teaching rooted in social justice and equity. Through her moving and authentic examples of herself and others, Rendón creates promise, hope and inspiration by giving us the framework and tools to make this vision of education a reality.” (Linda Lantieri, Director, The Inner Resilience Program and author of Building Emotional Intelligence: Techniques for Cultivating Inner Strength in Children 2008-08-01) Read more About the Author Laura I. Rendón is Professor of Higher Education at the University of Texas at San Antonio. She is also a consultant and speaker on topics related to contemplative pedagogy and its applications in multicultural and social justice educational settings, and is nationally known for her work related to college access, retention, and graduation of low-income, first-generation students. Read more

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Curriculum Theory: Conflicting Visions and Enduring Concerns, 2nd Edition

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Pdf:Curriculum Theory: Conflicting Visions and Enduring Concerns, 2nd Edition.About the Author Michael Stephen Schiro has taught at the elementary, middle, and high school levels. He received his bachelorate from Tufts University and his doctorate from Harvard University. In the 1960’s he worked for school desegregation n North Carolina. In the 1970’s he worked to improve urban education in Lowell, Massachusetts. He was chair of the Department of Teacher Education and School Administration at Boston College in the 1980’s. He specializes in mathematics education and curriculum theory, and taught courses in mathematics education, curriculum theory, computer education, literacy, and multicultural education at Boston College from 1974 to 2009, when he retired. He published eleven books with such diverse titles as Integrating Children′s Literature and Mathematics in the Classroom, Oral Story Telling and Teaching Mathematics, Mega-Fun Math Games, Curriculum for Better Schools: The Great Ideological Debate, and Tan and the Shape Changer. Read more

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Ethical Educational Leadership in Turbulent Times

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Pdf:Ethical Educational Leadership in Turbulent Times.Review Praise for prior edition: 'This text appeals to aspiring and practicing administrators and provides the essential elements for examining critical issues in educational leadership…This book could be used at the graduate level as a supplemental text in leadership theory courses or as a required text in seminars on ethical leadership.'--Education Review, June 2010 'The second edition of this text joins the ideas of turbulence theory with the ethical paradigms of caring, critique, and profession. The unique blend of these concepts is enhanced through the practical realities explored in the multiple cases presented in the text, adding to the overall effectiveness of this volume.' Michael E. Dantley, Professor and Chair, Department of Educational Leadership, School of Education, Health and Society, Miami University 'Shapiro and Gross hit the mark with Ethical Educational Leadership in Turbulent Times. We must teach aspiring leaders to make ethical decisions, and these authors give leaders tools for assessing the level of turbulence when making a decision, taking decision-making to a higher level. Barbara J. Erwin, Clinical Associate Professor and Executive Director of the Indiana University Public School Partnershare, Indiana University Read more About the Author Joan Poliner Shapiro is Professor of Educational Leadership at the College of Education, Temple University, USA. Steven Jay Gross is Professor of Educational Leadership at the College of Education, Temple University, USA. Read more

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NLD from the Inside Out: Talking to Parents, Teachers, and Teens about Growing Up with Nonverbal Learning Disabilities - Third Edition

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Pdf:NLD from the Inside Out: Talking to Parents, Teachers, and Teens about Growing Up with Nonverbal Learning Disabilities - Third Edition.Review NLD From The Inside Out fully explains Nonverbal Learning Disability to anyone who has that diagnosis or who wants to understand it better. Michael Brian Murphy offers practical advice and strategies for school, relationships, and life after graduation. He writes with an authentic voice about a diagnosis that he shares with many other teens and adults. This inside look at NLD contains wisdom, clarity, and humor that will inspire those with NLD, as well as parents, teachers, and therapists. Author: Judith Canty Graves and Carson Graves, co-authors of Parents Have The Power To Make Special Education WorkThis book will be an eye-opener for teachers, parents, and other interested readers. No doubt many will realize, 'Ahhh, now I understand...' and, hopefully, that understanding will contribute to the success of children and adults with NLD. It's also a valuable resource for young people with NLD: real-life voices, experiences, and common sense. As the parent of an adult child with disabilities, I've learned that the true experts in the field are people with disabilities; Mr. Murphy's book ably demonstrates that fact. Bravo! Author: Kathie Snow, Author of Disability is Natural: Revolutionary Common Sense for Raising Successful Children with Disabilities (www.disablityisnatural.com)Of all the valuable information to be found in this work, as a therapist, I particularly recommend the chapter on 'What we want therapists and counsellors to know.' If you have NLD or know someone who is seeking support from a therapist, you will find it worthwhile to follow Murphy's suggestions and caveats. It is essential that the therapist to whom you turn be exceptionally knowledgeable about the disorder and be competent to provide the guidance that will help you overcome the distresses this disorder may cause you. Author: Joseph Palombo, Director, The Joseph Palombo Center for Neuroscience and Psychoanalytic Social Work Read more Book Description Essential tips and advice for teens from young people who are thriving with Nonverbal Learning Disabilities Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Design for How People Learn (2nd Edition) (Voices That Matter)

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Pdf:Design for How People Learn (2nd Edition) (Voices That Matter).Products, technologies, and workplaces change so quickly today that everyone is continually learning. Many of us are also teaching, even when it's not in our job descriptions. Whether it's giving a presentation, writing documentation, or creating a website or blog, we need and want to share our knowledge with other people. But if you've ever fallen asleep over a boring textbook, or fast-forwarded through a tedious e-learning exercise, you know that creating a great learning experience is harder than it seems.   In Design For How People Learn, Second Edition, you'll discover how to use the key principles behind learning, memory, and attention to create materials that enable your audience to both gain and retain the knowledge and skills you're sharing. Updated to cover new insights and research into how we learn and remember, this new edition includes new techniques for using social media for learning as well as two brand new chapters on designing for habit and best practices for evaluating learning, such as how and when to use tests. Using accessible visual metaphors and concrete methods and examples, Design For How People Learn, Second Edition will teach you how to leverage the fundamental concepts of instructional design both to improve your own learning and to engage your audience.

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The K&W Guide to Colleges for Students with Learning Differences, 14th Edition: 338 Schools with Programs or Services for Students with ADHD, ASD, or Learning Differences (College Admissions Guides)

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Pdf:The K&W Guide to Colleges for Students with Learning Differences, 14th Edition: 338 Schools with Programs or Services for Students with ADHD, ASD, or Learning Differences (College Admissions Guides).About the Author Marybeth Kravets, MA, is the President of Marybeth Kravets & Associates LLC, providing educational and college consulting to students with and without learning differences, and is also the Director of College Counseling at Wolcott School in Chicago, Illinois. She is a former president of the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC).Imy F. Wax, MS, is a licensed psychotherapist and founder of the Aspire Group, a therapeutic and educational consulting practice specializing in college placement and college alternatives, boarding schools, therapeutic schools and programs, and summer and gap-year opportunities. The Aspire Group sserves clients throughout the world. Read more

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Lost and Found: Helping Behaviorally Challenging Students (and, While You're At It, All the Others) (J-B Ed: Reach and Teach)

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Pdf:Lost and Found: Helping Behaviorally Challenging Students (and, While You're At It, All the Others) (J-B Ed: Reach and Teach).Review 'For anyone who has had the pleasure of hearing Ross Greene talk about how to work with young people -- and who has wished that you could bottle him -- here, finally, is the bottle! He shares in clear prose how to open the doors to the communication and collaboration that give rise to real growth and understanding.  His approach is so reasonable, so empathic, and so effective that having this guide is a true gift.  With no jargon to overcome, and an approach grounded in the common ingredients of effective counseling, Dr. Greene offers readers a clear and good-natured map with examples of problems everyone who knows and works with children will recognize.'-- LAURA ROGERS, EdD, Co-Director, School Psychology Program, Department of Education, Tufts University Read more From the Author 'I wrote Lost & Found as a followup to Lost at School...it provides a lot of the technical information that I couldn't include in Lost at School, along with commentary from educators who've been implementing the Collaborative & Proactive Solutions model in their schools. I really wanted to make sure their voices were heard. They make it clear that transforming the ways in which we treat our most vulnerable students is not only doable but also absolutely crucial.' -- Ross Greene Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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My Toddler Talks: Strategies and Activities to Promote Your Child's Language Development

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Pdf:My Toddler Talks: Strategies and Activities to Promote Your Child's Language Development.Review 'I love this book!  The techniques are simple yet effective and the activities are fun and engaging. Your children will have a blast and you'll love the growth in their communication skills. I've recommended it to all of my families!'- Carrie Clark, CCC-SLP of Speech and Language Kids'Whether an SLP, parent, early childhood educator or just someone who wants to learn more about toddler activities and development, you won't be sorry with the purchase of Kimberly's book.'- Jennifer Hatfield, M.H.S., CCC-SLP of Therapy and Learning Services'This is one of the best language development books I have come across. The author's strategies are right on target and easy to understand...This book should be in every parent's library. What a great gift too!'       - Blythe Lipman, Baby and Toddler Expert, Host of the Baby and Toddler Instructions podcast'Moms ask me more frequently what kind of toys to get their toddler and what activities to engage in during play time. Kimberly has filled the gap for parents, caregivers and therapists with her easy to use guide.' - Sherry Y. Artemenko M.A., C.C.C. SLP, Writer & Toy Consultant'My Toddler Talks is a very accessible and readable handbook that describes tips and play strategies that caregivers can easily implement in their daily interactions with their little ones. The book focuses on play routines, but the tips, modeling techniques and strategies can be incorporated into any daily interaction with a little practice. The tips and 'do not list' are perfect for parents, childcare providers, and others who are looking for simple guidance on what they can do right now to positively affect a toddler's language development.'-Dana Childress, M.Ed. Read more From the Author Why did I write My Toddler Talks? To help parents and professionals get their toddlers talking! When I first began treating toddlers who were delayed with their speech development, I struggled to find easy to understand, step-by-step guides for my parents to read. Collecting information from various resources was very cumbersome and trying -even then, I couldn't find practical and hands-on resources. So, I decided to write a workbook for my parents! My Toddler Talks is the culmination of several years of analysis of current research and work experience. I have completed all the play routines, performed all the techniques and strategies and continue to implement play routines and train current clients at my private practice Scanlon Speech Therapy, LLC. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Behavior Code Companion: Strategies, Tools, and Interventions for Supporting Students with Anxiety-Related or Oppositional Behaviors

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Pdf:The Behavior Code Companion: Strategies, Tools, and Interventions for Supporting Students with Anxiety-Related or Oppositional Behaviors.Review Teachers throughout our school system have found The Behavior Code strategies and interventions to be highly effective in supporting students with mental health issues. The Behavior Code Companion adds tremendously to any educator's toolbox as it provides real, concrete, and doable strategies and interventions, including activities and exercises. This book offers essential, easy-to-implement, professional development for every teacher struggling with inappropriate student behavior. -- --Heather D. Larkin, assistant superintendent for special education and student services, New Bedford Public Schools, Massachusetts Read more From the Back Cover Building on the success of The Behavior Code: A Practical Guide to Understanding and Teaching the Most Challenging Students, Jessica Minahan provides this essential guide for educators seeking additional help in supporting students with mental health disorders. The Behavior Code Companion leads readers step-by-step through the creation of successful intervention plans, and includes strategies and tools that can be customized for their students. Packed with planning exercises, case studies, and recommended resources, this practical guide will help educators create an optimal classroom environment for all students. “The Behavior Code Companion is an invaluable resource for parents, teachers, administrators, and related service providers, filled with tools that allow for effective and positive modification of challenging and interfering behaviors while preserving the child's dignity.” — Alexandre Cron, special education teacher, New York City “Jessica Minahan translates complex knowledge about challenging behavior so that teachers and administrators have tools and strategies they can immediately implement. The Behavior Code Companion is a game changer that will help all schools that think they have run out of ideas.” — Michael Cordell, chief academic officer, KIPP DC “Minahan provides so many creative and reasonable ways to overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles that she makes me want to go back to public school teaching! What a much better place schools would be if all school personnel and mental health professionals used this book!” — Jeannie Golden, psychologist, behavior analyst, and associate professor, East Carolina University “The Behavior Code Companion offers brilliant insight into mental health issues in the form of practical, research-based interventions teachers can actually implement.” — Vaughn C. Kauffman, former director of special education, Helena, MontanaJessica Minahan is a board-certified behavior analyst and special educator who serves as the director of behavioral services at the Neuropsychology & Education Services for Children & Adolescents group practice in Newton, Massachusetts, and as a consultant to clients nationwide. She is coauthor of The Behavior Code. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Practice Test for the COGAT Form 7 Kindergarten Level 5/6: Gifted and Talented Test Prep for Kindergarten, CogAT Kindergarten Practice Test; CogAT ... Workbook for Children in Kindergarten, GATE

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Pdf:Practice Test for the COGAT Form 7 Kindergarten Level 5/6: Gifted and Talented Test Prep for Kindergarten, CogAT Kindergarten Practice Test; CogAT ... Workbook for Children in Kindergarten, GATE.This gifted and talented test preparation book contains a full-length CogAT® Form 7 Kindergarten practice test, which provides gifted and talented CogAT test preparation for Kindergarten students. This Level 5/6 (Grade K) test will prepare your child for the Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT®), an exam used for admission to US gifted and talented programs, including in the San Diego Unified School District GATE program, Houston Vanguard schools, and Chicago programs for the education of the gifted. The questions in this CogAT practice test were created by educators who have prepared many children for gifted and talented tests. They cover all three of the test's sections (nine question types) so you can help your student improve the logical and visual reasoning skills required to excel on the CogAT test. By using this gifted workbook, your student can get used to the format and content of the CogAT® Kindergarten test so he or she is adequately prepared and feels confident on test day. This practice test contains all nine question types on the Level 5/6 CogAT, including: Verbal (Picture Analogies, Sentence Completion, Picture Classification) Quantitative (Numbe rAnalogies, Number Puzzles, Number Series) Figurative (Figure Matrices, Paper Folding, Figure Classification) We suggest you use the practice test as a diagnostic to identify your child’s strengths and weaknesses, or as a ‘mock’ exam to simulate real testing conditions. In the latter case, we recommend that you have your child take the test in timed conditions over the course of a few days, as per the instructions in the book. What's Inside this CogAT Test Prep Book? A full-length CogAT Form 7 Level 5/6 practice test, containing 118 practice questions. Access to bonus online'challenge' CogAT questions. Detailed descriptions of questions and answer keys. Essential test prep strategies to help students avoid mistakes and achieve their best score. This is the best value you will find for CoGAT prep! Who can use this CogAT® Prep Guide and Practice Test? Gifted and Talented Test Preparation for Grade 1: The standardized test prep workbook is for Kindergarten students who are taking the CogAT test to gain admission to Grade 1 gifted and talented programs. Pre-K Workbook and Prep Pre-K students can also use this practice test to develop and hone cognitive skills that will be tested in Kindergarden for admission to 1st grade gifted and talented programs. Why use our Gifted and Talented Test Preparation books? Our goal is to provide you with the very best CogAT test prep materials, and the best value for your money. We created our test prep material because we could not find enough good practice material to effectively prepare students for gifted and talented tests. As tutors and teachers, we have used various test prep books and have found that they either have an incorrect difficulty level or are overly expensive. After studying original materials from test creators and testing them on children, we are confident our materials and tests reflect the real CogAT® both in difficulty and in structure. The Cognitive Abilities Test (CogAT®) is a registered trademark of Houghton Mifflin Company. Houghton Mifflin Company was not involved in the production of, nor endorses, this practice test created by Origins Publications and the Gifted and Talented CogAT Test Prep team.

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6th grade Math Workbook: CommonCore Math Workbook

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Pdf:6th grade Math Workbook: CommonCore Math Workbook.From the Author We, at Ace Academic Publishing, aim at providing high-quality supplemental educational materials for your children and we take this commitment very seriously. Our books are carefully crafted by highly skilled award-winning teachers and curriculum writers. We recommend using the 'Look inside' feature to understand the quality of the content of our books. Read more

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FTCE Exceptional Student Education K-12 (061) Book + Online 2e (FTCE Teacher Certification Test Prep)

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Pdf:FTCE Exceptional Student Education K-12 (061) Book + Online 2e (FTCE Teacher Certification Test Prep).About the Author Dr. Maryann Gromoll is an Associate Professor for Exceptional Student Education and Elementary Education at Daytona State College. She has been in the education field for more than 40 years, teaching exceptional student education in grades K-12 in three states. She was an Exceptional Education Teacher/Behavior Specialist in the Orange County (Fla.) School District. Dr. Gromoll is an active member of Teachers without Borders, leading student groups to where the need is greatest. She  lives in Ocoee, Florida, with her husband, Kim. She has two children, Michael and Nik. Michael is a recent Florida State University graduate and Nik is a University of Central Florida alumnus. Read more

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Functional Assessment and Program Development for Problem Behavior: A Practical Handbook

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Pdf:Functional Assessment and Program Development for Problem Behavior: A Practical Handbook.Review '[This is] probably the best and most user-friendly description of FBAs on the market. The observation form is the one my students prefer to use in applied settings. This text provides a comprehensive description and training on the use of the observation form.' - Ronald Martella, Eastern Washington University'This is a valuable resource. It takes a complex process and clearly lays out the rationale for doing functional assessment and guidelines to accomplish it in a doable manner. It is something students will use in their daily practice.' - Susan Copeland, University of New Mexico Read more About the Author Dr. Robert E. O'Neill (M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara) is the chairperson of the Department of Special Education at the University of Utah. A Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA), he previously served as the coordinator of the Program in Severe Disabilities and the Program in Mild/Moderate Disabilities in the department, and teaches in both areas. He also teaches in the department's master's and doctoral programs. Dr. O'Neill's recent work has focused on strategies for supporting persons exhibiting severe problem behaviors in a variety of community settings. His current work is concerned with the areas of functional assessment, teaching communication skills as alternatives to problem behaviors, school-wide behavioral support, and gender issues in emotional/behavioral disorders. He has published numerous articles, books, and book chapters and has presented at state, national, and international conferences. His work has appeared in, among other journals, the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis, Exceptional Children, Research and Practice in Severe Disabilities, Education and Treatment of Children, Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities, and the Journal of Positive Behavioral Interventions. Read more

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Assessing Students with Special Needs (4th Edition)

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Pdf:Assessing Students with Special Needs (4th Edition).Known for its practical, applied approach, the fourth edition of John Venn's Assessing Student's with Special Needs continues to focus on how teachers can use assessment as a guide to instruction.  This noteworthy revision focuses on what teachers really need to know to include assessment in the curriculum.  Coverage includes all of the core information expected of an assessment text, but the book goes far beyond the basics by addressing multicultural considerations, technology and assessment, high-stakes testing, and the reauthorization of IDEA.  The book clearly shows how assessment is more than giving a test to a child, but is an essential tool for teachers as they help students achieve, learn, develop, and grow.

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Brain Gym: Teacher's Edition

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Pdf:Brain Gym: Teacher's Edition.Review The Brain Gym Teacher's Edition is a must-have for any classroom or business library. The clear, easy, yet profound nature of this work, as outlined in this practical book, has the potential to assist all learners to accomplish what they choose in life, whether it be academic, creative, athletic, or relational. It is time for learning to again become the cornerstone of our lives, opening us to greater awareness, connection, and joy in all we do, and this book shows the way. --Carla Hannaford, Ph.D, educator, biologist, and author of Playing in the Unified Field: Raising & Becoming Conscious, Creative Human Beings.I have been using the Brain Gym program with my students for almost 25 years. It is by far the easiest and fastest way I know of to shift students from scattered to focused, from confused to clear, and from tense to relaxed. I appreciate the additional clarity and support in this NEW edition! --Victoria Kindle Hodson, coauthor of Discover Your Child s Learning Style: The Key to Every Child s Learning Success.A typical classroom experience lacks the quantity of movement required for healthy physiological development. The Brain Gym program demonstrates an intrinsic under-standing that a well-developed human machine will excel at all of its tasks, including learning. This program is so fundamental to the biophysical process of learning that it s hard to believe it's not already in every curriculum. --Katy Bowman, bio mechanical scientist, director of the Restorative Exercise Institute, and creator of the Aligned and Well program. Read more About the Author Paul E. Dennison is an internationally known educator, a pioneer in the field of movement-based learning, and an authority on the acquisition of cognitive and academic skills. Gail E. Dennison is the originator of Brain Gym International's Visioncircles, Double Doodle Play, and Movement Dynamics courses. Paul and Gail are the co creators of Educational Kinesiology and the Brain Gym program, and the authors of more than fifteen books and manuals, many of which have been translated into dozens of languages. Read more

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Behaviorspeak: A Glossary of Terms in Applied Behavior Analysis (Volume 1)

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Pdf:Behaviorspeak: A Glossary of Terms in Applied Behavior Analysis (Volume 1).Review '...this book is a must for consumers and providers of applied behavior analysis.' -- Richard W. Malott, PhD, BCBA, Western Michigan University'I have used Behaviorspeak as a reference...This glossary is an empowering resource.' --Jennica Velasquez, Parent Read more From the Publisher It reads in the foreword to Behaviorspeak, 'without a familiarity with some of the technical terms, understanding some practitioners of ABA is about as easy as trying to lip-read a muppet.' Behaviorspeak is the answer. A parent or professional can consult this work whenever they come across a term that is not immediately understood. ABA is a precise discipline, and an understanding of the terms is the first step in understanding the science. 'I have used Behaviorspeak as a reference several times since you sent it to me. Often, I read information on the internet, or even hear a teacher use a term, and I'll think 'wait, that's not right,' or 'what does THAT mean?' Then I doubt my own knowledge and understanding of terms commonly used in ABA. Behaviorspeak is great for clarification, as well as inspiration for program and procedural ideas. I remember when I first joined autism groups on the internet, it took a few months before I truly understood the language parents and professionals were speaking. Behaviorspeak would have saved me a lot of time and confusion! This glossary is an empowering resource.' Jennica Valasquez,Parent Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Direct Instruction Reading (4th Edition)

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Pdf:Direct Instruction Reading (4th Edition).Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved. In April of 2000, the National Reading Panel, a panel of scientists charged by the U.S. Congress with the responsibility of reviewing research in reading instruction and identifying methods that consistently relate to reading success, issued its long-awaited report. The findings of the National Reading Panel confirmed the validity of the content and procedures that have been included in Direct Instruction Reading since the first edition. The panel pointed out the importance of teaching phonemic awareness (Chapter 6), letter-sound correspondences (Chapter 7), systematic and explicit phonics (Chapters 9, 10, 11, and 15), fluency (Chapter 18), vocabulary and language skills (Chapters 11 and 20), and strategies for comprehending narrative and content-area text (Chapters 21 to 24). Furthermore, the panel pointed out the importance of systematic and explicit teaching in all areas. Direct Instruction Reading, unlike most textbooks, has not described multiple approaches to teaching beginning reading but instead has provided and continues to provide the reader with detailed information on how to systematically and explicitly teach essential reading skills. The direct instruction approach is highly congruent with the findings of the National Reading Panel. The approaches described in this text have been shown to benefit all students, but are especially powerful with the most vulnerable learners, children who are at risk because of poverty, disability, or limited knowledge of English. This textbook is designed to provide teachers and soon-to-be teachers specific information that can help them to be effective with all their students. The text not only provides information on what to do but explains why particular procedures are recommended. Even though publishers have begun to incorporate more research findings into their reading programs, teachers will find great differences among programs regarding their effectiveness with at-risk students and must be prepared to make needed modifications and adjustments to ensure a successful learning experience for all students. Direct Instruction Reading presents information on how to provide success to students through structuring initial teaching procedures so that the teacher presentation is clear; using language and demonstrations that can be understood by all children; sequencing the content to be sure that all essential skills and knowledge are taught in an aligned and coherent manner; using teacher presentation techniques that foster a high degree of interaction between teacher and student; and providing adequate practice and review to develop high levels of fluency and accuracy. Direct Instruction Reading attempts to help teachers create-a learning and instructional environment for teaching students in a humane and efficient manner. A learning environment is humane when the environment enhances the student's self-concept. Our experience, and our reading of the research, suggests that competence comes first, leading to increased self-concept. A learning environment is efficient when the maximum amount of learning occurs in the shortest possible time with the fewest resources. The organization of Direct Instruction Reading has changed somewhat from the third edition. We have organized the chapters to be congruent with the five major areas of reading instruction identified by the National Reading Panel. We continue to devote a disproportionate amount of the book to beginning reading, because the first months of reading instruction are immensely important to later reading success. The major change in this edition of Direct Instruction Reading is not in the instructional details for how to teach reading, but in the chapters that connect Direct Instruction with the findings of the National Reading Panel, the chapters on how to establish a classroom reading program, and the chapters that present the research base that supports the importance of direct, explicit instruction in reading. We have incorporated the research findings of the National Reading Panel in chapters throughout the text as well as in the research summaries. We have also updated the instructor's guide that accompanies this text. As with previous editions, this edition is not intended to be a definitive handbook. As we work with students, we continue to learn, and this learning enables us to improve our procedures. Procedures can always be improved. The main purpose of the text is to empower teachers by providing them with specific suggestions for problems they will encounter in the classroom. It is our hope, however, that the systematic procedures recommended here will stimulate the development of even better procedures. Furthermore, we encourage teachers to view learning as an outcome of instruction, rather than a function of inalterable attributes of the learner. We also encourage commercial publishers to design better programs for students. Overall, we hope that this book contributes to better teaching methods for all students, particularly the hard-to-teach and at-risk students. Read more

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Building Resilience in Students Impacted by Adverse Childhood Experiences: A Whole-Staff Approach

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Pdf:Building Resilience in Students Impacted by Adverse Childhood Experiences: A Whole-Staff Approach.Review 'I cannot think of a book as needed as this one. It provides educators with a deeper understanding of the impact of childhood trauma on the educational experiences of young people, and it also gives us tools to support our students who have the most need while practicing necessary self-care to continue to serve them.' Author: Lydia Adegbola'How many times has an educator flown on a plane and been reminded to first put on his or her own oxygen mask before assisting others? As many times as we have heard this directive, we may not have reflected upon its importance to us. This book provides a wealth of research, resources, and tools to assist any school or district in accomplishing its mission to reach all students and to recognize the impact that ACEs have, first upon the student, but also upon the educator who is likely dealing with the ‘fallout’ of each student’s experiences. Never have I seen such a comprehensive book that provides both research and potential solutions in the form of systems and approaches. This is a must read for all educators!' Author: Lynn Lisy-Macan'Adequately covering the content is one thing, but actually relating the material to all of us who work in education by providing stories makes this book even more meaningful and powerful. Whether you are a superintendent or a custodian, Building Resilience in Children Impacted by Adverse Childhood Experiences is impactful and will change the way you view ACEs.' Author: Dustin Johnson'This entire book helps readers understand that kids may not be victims, but they are equally traumatized when they see things happening to those around them. It demonstrates that second-hand trauma does indeed exist. It goes a step further and has the reader analyze how he or she would react and how to go about creating a plan of action and then reviewing the plan. How can we go any further if we don’t look at our interventions? This is a practical book that educators needed yesterday. Using it equips school counselors, nurses, social workers, and teachers with the knowledge and tools to help children through trauma.' Author: Delsia Malone'This book is very important and relevant for practitioners. This is a topic that is so important right now―there are many children who struggle because of early traumatic experiences and act out in the classroom―and there are few resources to help a classroom teacher understand and instruct them. This book includes strategies that a school can take to meet these challenges and help to make life and learning better for these students. In a so-called ‘regular classroom’ those challenges are possibly fewer in number, but they are still there―students with ACEs are in all classrooms, and the approach advocated by the book’s authors is very useful to teachers.' Author: Rebecca Rupert'This book addresses a critical area of need in today’s society, which spills over into our classrooms and schools. It highlights the impact of trauma on children and the adults who work with them, while providing relevant and practical strategies to understand and address it through reflective practices. Thank you for this important work! Every educator must read this book!' Author: Marine Avagyan'For TESOL professionals, who often find themselves on the forefront of the 'new normal' and are the closest to students whose behavior may express how they feel better than their limited English ability can, this book, with the transformational pedagogy it represents, is indispensable.'   Author: NYS TESOL Journal Published On: 2019-01-30 Read more About the Author Victoria E. Romero taught elementary students in one suburban and two urban school districts; significantly improved the academic standing of two schools as a principal; and coached administrators, directors, and school leadership teams for sustainable school improvement in five school districts. She facilitates professional development for K-12 teachers on classroom strategies that promote student academic success, infuse multiple perspectives into regular curriculum, and establish classroom management systems that promote autonomy, positive well-being, and resiliency. Victoria co-authored the Reflection Guide for the third edition of Gary Howard′s book, We Can’t Teach What We Don’t Know. She also coordinated two teams of science teachers, one in the US and the other in the country of Namibia. She is currently a consultant for Corwin Press, working once again with her colleague, Gary Howard, bringing his Deep Equity process to school districts around the country. Read more

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New Directions in Special Education: Eliminating Ableism in Policy and Practice

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Pdf:New Directions in Special Education: Eliminating Ableism in Policy and Practice.Review Thomas Hehir s book should be required reading for education practitioners, students, disability advocates, and parents throughout the United States and abroad. His unique professional background, coupled with deep insights into the effect of ableist views on disabled people, results in a book that shows how to improve both students outcomes and educators satisfaction with their performance. --Judith E. Heumann, Advisor for Disability and Development, World BankAn absolute must-read for every educator and policymaker in the field. This book is by far the most comprehensive effort to date about where we've been, where we are, and where we should be heading. It provides the reader with solid strategies for system accountability, instruction, and assessment, and it provides the basis upon which educational equity can be achieved for students with disabilities. --Judy Elliott, Assistant Superintendent for Special Education, Long Beach (Calif.) United School District Read more From the Inside Flap With this groundbreaking volume, leading scholar and disability advocate Thomas Hehir opens a new round of debate on the future of special education. Hehir traces the roots of 'ableism'--the pervasive devaluation of people with disabilities--and shows how these negative attitudes continue to shape debates in the field. He then assesses recent trends in special education policy and discusses the successes and limitations of the inclusion movement. Hehir also investigates the impact of standards-based reform on children with disabilities and explores the promise of universal design for learning. A comprehensive study that is also practical and realistic, New Directions in Special Education outlines principles for decisionmaking about special education at every level--from family to the classroom, school, and district--and for state and federal policy. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Foundations of Earth Science (8th Edition)

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Pdf:Foundations of Earth Science (8th Edition).About the Author   Fred Lutgens and Ed Tarbuck have been good friends and colleagues since 1970. Between them, they have more than 57 years of experience teaching geology to undergraduates, and both have been recognized with awards as excellent and inspiring professors. They share a special interest in introducing geology to beginning students and a belief in the value of field experiences for students of all levels.   Lutgens and Tarbuck published their first college text, Earth Science, in 1976. That book, winner of the McGuffy Award from the Text and Academic Authors Association, is now in its fourteenth edition. In 1983, as the first edition of Earth was being prepared, gifted geology illustrator Dennis Tasa joined the author team. Since then the three have collaborated on more than twenty projects. Not only do Tarbuck, Lutgens, and Tasa work well together creatively; they also enjoy spending time in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains near Tasa’s New Mexico studio.   Tarbuck enjoys downhill skiing in Colorado, fly fishing near his childhood home in Northern Minnesota, and spending time in the Cascades. Lutgens is an avid runner, and when he can make the time, truly enjoys hiking the canyons of the Colorado Plateau. Although Lutgens and Tarbuck think alike on many issues, they don’t agree on everything. Lutgens is devoted to jazz and classical music, whereas Tarbuck prefers pop artists or a good country station.   Read more

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Ethics and Law for School Psychologists

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Pdf:Ethics and Law for School Psychologists.About the Author SUSAN JACOB, PhD, is a Professor of Psychology at Central Michigan University. She has served on national and state ethics committees and was on the team responsible for drafting the 2010 version of NASP's Principles for Professional Ethics. DAWN M. DECKER, PhD, NCSP, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Counseling and Special Education at Central Michigan University. Her scholarship addresses the impact of legal initiatives on educational assessment and instructional practices. TIMOTHY S. HARTSHORNE, PhD, is a Professor of Psychology and former department chair and assistant vice provost at Central Michigan University. He is founding chair of the ethics committee for the North American Society of Adlerian Psychology. Read more

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Educational Research: Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Approaches

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Pdf:Educational Research: Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Approaches.About the Author Burke Johnson is a professor in the Professional Studies Department at the University of South Alabama. His PhD is from the REMS (research, evaluation, measurement, and statistics) program in the College of Education at the University of Georgia. He also has graduate degrees in psychology, sociology, and public administration, which have provided him with a multidisciplinary perspective on research methodology. He was guest editor for a special issue of Research in the Schools focusing on mixed research (available online at www.msera.org/rits_131.htm) and completed a similar guest editorship for the American Behavioral Scientist. He was an associate editor of the Journal of Mixed Methods Research. Burke is first author of Educational Research: Quantitative, Qualitative, and Mixed Approaches (Sage, 2014, 5th edition); second author of Research Methods, Design, and Analysis (Pearson, 2014, 12th edition); coeditor (with Sharlene Hesse-Biber) of The Oxford Handbook of Multimethod and Mixed Methods Research Inquiry (2015); coeditor (with Paul Vogt) of Correlation and Regression Analysis (2012); and associate editor of The SAGE Glossary of the Social and Behavioral Sciences (2009).  Read more

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Scholastic Success With: Grammar, Grade 3

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Pdf:Scholastic Success With: Grammar, Grade 3.Give students the targeted, skill-building practice they need with these standards-based books! Each workbook includes more than 40 ready-to-reproduce practice pages. Easy-to-follow directions and fun exercises motivate students to work on their own. Every activity in each book is correlated to state standards. For use with Grade 3.

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Understanding Texts & Readers: Responsive Comprehension Instruction with Leveled Texts

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Pdf:Understanding Texts & Readers: Responsive Comprehension Instruction with Leveled Texts.About the Author Jennifer Serravallo is the author of New York Times' bestseller The Reading Strategies Book as well as other popular Heinemann professional books, The Writing Strategies Book; Teaching Reading in Small Groups; and The Literacy Teacher's Playbook, Grades K - 2 and Grades 3 - 6. Her newest books are Understanding Texts & Readers, and A Teacher's Guide to Reading Conferences. In Spring 2019, Jen's new Complete Comprehension: Fiction and Complete Comprehension: Nonfiction will be released. This assessment and teaching resource expands upon the comprehension skill progressions from Understanding Texts & Readers and offers hundreds more strategies like those in The Reading Strategies Book. Additionally, Jen is the author of the On-Demand Courses Strategies in Action: Reading and Writing Methods and Content and Teaching Reading in Small Groups: Matching Methods to Purposes, where you can watch dozens of videos of Jen teaching in real classrooms and engage with other educators in a self-guided course. Jen began her career in education as a NYC public school teacher and later joined the Teachers College Reading and Writing Project at Columbia University. Through TCRWP, and now as an independent consultant, she has spent over a decade helping teachers across the country to create literacy classrooms where students are joyfully engaged and the instruction is meaningfully individualized to students' goals. Jen holds a BA from Vassar College and an MA from Teachers College, where she has also taught graduate and undergraduate classes. Learn more about Jen and her work at https://www.heinemann.com/jenniferserravallo/, on Twitter @jserravallo, on Instagram @jenniferserravallo, or by joining The Reading and Writing Strategies Facebook Community. Read more

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The Next Step Forward in Guided Reading: An Assess-Decide-Guide Framework for Supporting Every Reader

Pdf Teaching The Next Step Forward in Guided Reading: An Assess-Decide-Guide Framework for Supporting Every Reader

Pdf:The Next Step Forward in Guided Reading: An Assess-Decide-Guide Framework for Supporting Every Reader.Review Next Step Forward in Guided Reading is a must for every teacher’s professional library. Jan not only unpacks the complexities of the reading process, but also provides a practical guide for teachers to follow as they implement guided reading.”―C.C. Bates, Ph.D., Literacy, Language, and Culture, Clemson UniversityReading Next Step Forward in Guided Reading is like talking with Jan. You get clear, practical, and actionable suggestions for helping children move along a trajectory of growth toward evermore challenging texts.” ―Holly Slaughter, Reading and Language Arts Specialist, Pinellas County Schools, FL“Our school literacy program has been successful because of the work of Jan Richardson. This book captures her expertise beautifully, not just through words, but also through videos of her demonstrating actual strategies. What a gift for reading teachers of all elementary grades!”―Jill Levine, Chief Academic Officer, Hamilton County, Chattanooga, TN Read more About the Author Jan Richardson, Ph.D. is an educational consultant based in Wisconsin who has trained thousands of teachers and works with schools and districts to ensure that every student succeeds in reading. Jan’s work is informed by her experience as a reading specialist, a Reading Recovery teacher leader, a staff developer, and a teacher of every grade―K–12. Read more

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Mindset Mathematics: Visualizing and Investigating Big Ideas, Grade 6

Pdf Teaching Mindset Mathematics: Visualizing and Investigating Big Ideas, Grade 6

Pdf:Mindset Mathematics: Visualizing and Investigating Big Ideas, Grade 6.From the Back Cover Engage Your Students in Visual, Creative Explorations of the Big Ideas in Mathematics The Mindset Mathematics series offers a unique, research-based visual approach to exploring the big ideas in mathematics, which is essential to future mathematics success. This hands-on resource is for any teacher who wants to engage their sixth grade students in reasoning and persisting through problems, and provides activities that will engage students' interest and show them the many ways that mathematics is important in their lives. During their work with tens of thousands of teachers, authors Jo Boaler, Jen Munson, and Cathy Williams heard the same message: Teachers want to incorporate more brain science into their mathematics instruction, but they need guidance in the techniques that work best to promote learning of mathematics concepts. In this much-needed volume, the authors clearly show what the big ideas are at this grade level, why they are important to know, and how students can best learn those big ideas. Filled with engaging questions, open-ended tasks, and four-color visuals, Mindset Mathematics is designed to be flexible so that it can be used with any current curriculum. All of the activities and tasks include instructions for launching in the classroom, suggestions for facilitating dynamic discussions, and guidance for what to look for in student thinking as it develops. Read more About the Author JO BOALER is a professor of mathematics education at Stanford University and co-founder and faculty director of youcubed. She serves as an advisor to several Silicon Valley companies and is a White House presenter on girls and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). The author of seven books, including Mathematical Mindsets, and numerous research articles, she is a regular contributor to news and radio in the United States and England. JEN MUNSON is a postdoctoral fellow at Northwestern University, a professional developer, and a former classroom teacher. She received her PhD in mathematics education from Stanford University. Her research focuses on responsive, equitable mathematics instruction. CATHY WILLIAMS is the co-founder and the executive director of youcubed at Stanford University. Before working at youcubed, she was a high school math teacher and worked in mathematics curriculum and administration at the county and district levels in California. Read more

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The Book Whisperer: Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child

Pdf Teaching The Book Whisperer: Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child

Pdf:The Book Whisperer: Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child.From Booklist Because she couldn’t find a book that showed her how to use her own love of books to imbue her elementary students with the same love, Miller, Teacher Magazine blogger, decided to write her own. She recalls her personal journey as a teacher and the surprise and disappointment of learning that book loving cannot be automatically passed on to students. No more having the whole class read the same novel. She gave her students questionnaires to determine their interests and personally selected stacks of books of possible interest to them, then allowed them to read independently—at least 40 books a school year. She recounts the experience of some students struggling and others exhilarated by the freedom to read. Miller’s tactics resulted in improvement in her students’ vocabulary, comprehension, and writing. She also saw students respect book suggestions that came from a reader’s passion rather than a teacher’s agenda. Miller includes reading lists, activities, questionnaires, and other resources. Although aimed at teachers, this book will also definitely appeal to parents interested in encouraging their children to read. --Vanessa Bush Read more Review [Starred review] Miller, a sixth-grade language arts and social studies teacher and blogger, has enabled students of many different backgrounds to enjoy reading and to be good at it; her students regularly score high on the Texas standardized tests. Her approach is simple yet provocative: affirm the reader in every student, allow students to choose their own books, carve out extra reading time, model authentic reading behaviors, discard timeworn reading assignments such as book reports and comprehension worksheets, and develop a classroom library filled with high-interest books. Her students regularly read more than 40 books in a school year and leave her classroom with an appreciation and love of books and reading. Miller provides many tips for teachers and parents and includes a useful list of ultimate reading suggestions picked by her students. This outstanding contribution to the literature is highly recommended for teachers, parents, and others serving young students.—Mark Bay, Univ. of the Cumberlands Lib., Williamsburg, KY (Library Journal, March 15, 2009) Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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Patterns of Power: Inviting Young Writers into the Conventions of Language, Grades 1-5

Pdf Teaching Patterns of Power: Inviting Young Writers into the Conventions of Language, Grades 1-5

Pdf:Patterns of Power: Inviting Young Writers into the Conventions of Language, Grades 1-5.About the Author Jeff Anderson spends his days writing and sharing strategies from his books Mechanically Inclined, Everyday Editing, 10 Things Every Writer Needs to Know, Revision Decisions, and Patterns of Power with teachers across the U.S. His new joy is talking to students about his middle-grades fiction, including Zack Delacruz: Me and My Big Mouth, recently selected for Pennsylvania's Keystone Reading List. Whitney La Rocca, a K-5 literacy coach in Katy, Texas, connected with Jeff at one of his staff developments. They immediately began refining the invitation process for younger writers. Working in tandem for three years, they collaborated to create the work you hold in your hands. Read more

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The Read-Aloud Handbook: Seventh Edition

Pdf Teaching The Read-Aloud Handbook: Seventh Edition

Pdf:The Read-Aloud Handbook: Seventh Edition.Review 'This book is about more than reading aloud. It's about time that parents, teachers, and children spend together in a loving, sharing way.'—The Washington Post“As I read this treasure of a book, I became more and more fascinated with its contents…I give it my unqualified recommendation.”—“Dear Abby”“Reading aloud is a joyous experience for child and for parent. The Read-Aloud Handbook offers useful hints as to why the experience is so mutually rewarding and how to make it work.”—Arthur Schlesinger'The Read-Aloud Handbook promises to give parents, teachers, and all others who care about children, reading, and the pursuit of happiness new inspiration.'—The Denver Post“Fresh, vital, and inspirational…bravo for Trelease! I urge everyone who cares about literacy—and that should include people without children—to read this book.”—Los Angeles Herald Examiner Read more About the Author Jim Trelease is a frequently cited author who has spent thirty years addressing parents, teachers, and librarians on the subjects of children, literature, and the challenges of multimedia to print. His other books include Hey! Listen to This, for grades K–4, and Read All About It! for preteens and teens. He lives in Enfield, Connecticut. Read more See all Editorial Reviews

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The Guided Reading Teacher's Companion: Prompts, Discussion Starters & Teaching Points

Pdf Teaching The Guided Reading Teacher's Companion: Prompts, Discussion Starters & Teaching Points

Pdf:The Guided Reading Teacher's Companion: Prompts, Discussion Starters & Teaching Points.About the Author Jan Richardson, Ph.D. is an educational consultant based in Wisconsin who has trained thousands of teachers and works with schools and districts to ensure that every student succeeds in reading. Jan’s work is informed by her experience as a reading specialist, a Reading Recovery teacher leader, a staff developer, and a teacher of every grade―K–12. Read more

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Florida Test Prep FSA Grade 3: Math Workbook & 2 FSA Practice Tests, 3rd Grade Math Workbooks Florida, FSA Practice Test Book Grade 3, FSA Test Grade ... Books (FSA Practice Test Books) (Volume 2)

Pdf Teaching Florida Test Prep FSA Grade 3: Math Workbook & 2 FSA Practice Tests, 3rd Grade Math Workbooks Florida, FSA Practice Test Book Grade 3, FSA Test Grade ... Books (FSA Practice Test Books) (Volume 2)

Pdf:Florida Test Prep FSA Grade 3: Math Workbook & 2 FSA Practice Tests, 3rd Grade Math Workbooks Florida, FSA Practice Test Book Grade 3, FSA Test Grade ... Books (FSA Practice Test Books) (Volume 2).The objective of our FSA Test Prep Book for third grade math is to provide students, educators, and parents with practice materials focused on the core skills needed to help students succeed on the FSA math grade 3 assessment.A student will fare better on a test when s/he has practiced and mastered the skills measured by the assessment. A student also excels when s/he is familiar with the format and structure of the test. This book helps students do both. Students can use this 3rd Grade workbook for Florida assessments to review key material and practice with standard-tethered skill-building exercises. They can also take math practice tests that reflect the rigor and format of the ‘Math Grade 3 Florida Standard Assessments’. Students will become accustomed to how FSA test content is presented, which will enhance their test-taking skills. By test day, students will feel confident and prepared to do their best on this challenging mathematics exam.Math FSA Practice Book For 3rd Grade In Florida, students are required to take the grade 3 FSA mathematics test. The assessment determines if students have mastered skills for math in grade 3, and ensures that a student is getting ready for fourth grade. This FSA test prep math workbook will give students practice in the format & content of grade 3 math problems on the test so they can excel on exam day (including 3rd grade arithmetic, geometry, algebra, and measurement workbook exercises and practice test questions). Why Buy This FSA Practice Test Book for Grade 3 Math?Preparation for state assessments is essential. This math workbook focuses on the core skills needed to help children prepare for and succeed on FSA tests for 3rd grade. It also provides grade 3 math practice questions based on the official Florida tests. What You Get When You Purchase this FSA Test Prep Grade 3 Math WorkbookFSA Quiz Book for Maths: Skill building exercises organized by standard to help students learn & review concepts in the order that they will be presented in the classroom. These worksheets also help identify weaknesses that need to be addressed to excel on the exam. We include a variety of question types to help build skills in answering questions in multiple formats, so students don’t get tripped up by unfamiliar questions on test day. Two FSA Practice Tests Grade 3.Our math practice tests are based on the official FSA mathematics assessments. They include similar question types and the same rigorous content found on State tests. Practice with “Technology Enhanced Items” (TEIs) in a paper-based format. By using this 3rd grade workbook for the Florida math assessments, students can get used to the test's item types & response formats. Thisthird grade math workbook with answer keys contains detailed explanations to help students not make the same mistake twice. If a student is having difficulty in one area, encourage the student to practice that specific set of skills in the relevant worksheet.Test prep tipsso students approach the test strategically & with confidence.Test Prep Books FloridaOur 3rd grade test prep books are written by seasoned educators who have familiarity with Florida’s state assessments and curriculum. Our educational workbooks are used by teachers throughout Florida. Apart from 3rd grade books for Florida tests in math, reading and writing, we also offer practice test books for higher grades, including the “FSA Practice Test Book Grade 4 Mathematics”, which your child can use over the summer to get ready for 4th Grade. The Florida Standards Assessment (FSAs®) is a registered trademark of the Florida Department of Education (DE Florida), which is not affiliated with Origins Publications. DE Florida has not endorsed the contents of this book.

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The Next Step Forward in Guided Reading book + The Guided Reading Teacher's Companion

Pdf Teaching The Next Step Forward in Guided Reading book + The Guided Reading Teacher's Companion

Pdf:The Next Step Forward in Guided Reading book + The Guided Reading Teacher's Companion.About the Author Jan Richardson, Ph.D. is an educational consultant based in Wisconsin who has trained thousands of teachers and works with schools and districts to ensure that every student succeeds in reading. Jan’s work is informed by her experience as a reading specialist, a Reading Recovery teacher leader, a staff developer, and a teacher of every grade―K–12. Read more

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The Daily 5: Fostering Literacy in the Elementary Grades

Pdf Teaching The Daily 5: Fostering Literacy in the Elementary Grades

Pdf:The Daily 5: Fostering Literacy in the Elementary Grades.Review 'A fine 'must' for any educator's collection!' - Midwest Book Review Read more About the Author Gail Boushey’s work as a literacy coach and author is based on her classroom experiences, which range from preschool through grade six and special education.  She obtained her undergraduate degree in Elementary Education, Child Studies and Special Education and has a Master's degree in Special Education.“I want what every teacher wants: effective teaching methods that can adapt as things change, and to lead our children to a lifetime of learning.”Gail has three daughters and enjoys concerts, camping, reading, and cooking. Read more

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Mindset Mathematics: Visualizing and Investigating Big Ideas, Grade 4

Pdf Teaching Mindset Mathematics: Visualizing and Investigating Big Ideas, Grade 4

Pdf:Mindset Mathematics: Visualizing and Investigating Big Ideas, Grade 4.From the Back Cover Engage Your Students in Visual, Creative Explorations of the Big Ideas in Mathematics The Mindset Mathematics series offers a unique, research-based visual approach to exploring the big ideas in mathematics, which is essential to future mathematics success. This hands-on resource is for any teacher who wants to engage their fourth grade students in reasoning and persisting through problems and provides activities that will engage students' interest and show them the many ways that mathematics is important in their lives. During their work with tens of thousands of teachers, authors Jo Boaler, Jen Munson, and Cathy Williams heard the same message: Teachers want to incorporate more brain science into their mathematics instruction, but they need guidance in the techniques that work best to promote learning of mathematics concepts. In this much-needed volume, the authors clearly show what the big ideas are at this grade level, why they are important to know, and how students can best learn those big ideas. Filled with engaging questions, open-ended tasks, and four-color visuals, Mindset Mathematics is designed to be flexible so that it can be used with any current curriculum. All of the activities and tasks include instructions for launching in the classroom, suggestions for facilitating dynamic discussions, and guidance for what to look for in student thinking as it develops. Read more About the Author JO BOALER is a professor of mathematics education at Stanford University and co-founder and faculty director of youcubed. She serves as an advisor to several Silicon Valley companies and is a White House presenter on girls and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). The author of seven books, including Mathematical Mindsets, and numerous research articles, she is a regular contributor to news and radio in the United States and England. JEN MUNSON is a doctoral candidate at Stanford University, a professional developer, and a former classroom teacher. She works with teachers and school leaders across the U.S. to develop responsive, equitable mathematics instruction. CATHY WILLIAMS is the co-founder and the executive director of youcubed at Stanford University. Before working at youcubed she was a high school math teacher and worked in mathematics curriculum and administration at the county and district levels in California. Read more

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Notice & Note: Strategies for Close Reading

Pdf Teaching Notice & Note: Strategies for Close Reading

Pdf:Notice & Note: Strategies for Close Reading.Review This is the missing link. While the Common Core State Standards require students to read complex texts, read closely, and answer text-dependent questions, nothing shows us how to help students do all that during independent reading nothing until Notice and Note came along. Kylene and Bob show us how we can attend to the demands of the CCSS and support engaged, attentive, independent readers.---Darl Kiernan, PhD., literacy trainer, Northwest Regional Professional Development, NVNotice and Note will help you foster rigorous reading and high-level thinking while honoring your students need to interact with what they read. Kylene and Bob forge connections between new academic standards and decades of reading research through commonsense strategies that encourage collaboration and engaged reading. This book is well worth noticing and noting.---Donalyn Miller, author of The Book Whisperer and a grade 4 teacher, Ft. Worth, TXBob and Kylene shared these lessons in my class of eighth graders. When my students began to notice the signposts and ask the accompanying anchor questions, navigating a text became possible even for my struggling readers, and the text became something they not only deeply understood but also enjoyed.---Jennifer Ochoa, middle school teacher, MS 324, New York City, NYAs Kylene and Bob taught their Notice and Note lessons at Chicago Shakespeare, I watched a room of teachers get curious, slightly anxious, and then completely enthusiastic about these new avenues for approaching literacy in their urban classrooms. Kylene and Bob understand research and real classrooms, which is why their work continues to be essential. ---Marilyn Halperin, Director of Education, Chicago Shakespeare Theater, ILAs Bob and Kylene taught their Notice and Note lessons I watched our students become engaged and excited about reading. Students scoured the text to find support for their thinking, and struggling readers succeeded with texts that would have otherwise been discarded as too hard. Don t buy just one of these books buy one for every teacher in your building! -- --Margaret Ruppert, literacy specialist, Akron Public Schools, Akron, OHTeaching students to respond to complex texts is a critical aspect of implementing the Common Core State Standards. When I use Notice and Note lessons in my professional development sessions, teachers invariably go deeper into long familiar texts. These strategies awaken our critical eye and direct us to explore text elements that we might otherwise ignore. Notice and Note strategies will improve how your students analyze and respond to any text. -- --Patsy Dunton, ELA Specialist, Maine DOEAs Bob and Kylene taught their Notice and Note lessons I watched our students become engaged and excited about reading. Students scoured the text to find support for their thinking, and struggling readers succeeded with texts that would have otherwise been discarded as too hard. Don t buy just one of these books buy one for every teacher in your building! --Margaret Ruppert, literacy specialist, Akron Public Schools, Akron, OHTeaching students to respond to complex texts is a critical aspect of implementing the Common Core State Standards. When I use Notice and Note lessons in my professional development sessions, teachers invariably go deeper into long familiar texts. These strategies awaken our critical eye and direct us to explore text elements that we might otherwise ignore. Notice and Note strategies will improve how your students analyze and respond to any text. -- --Patsy Dunton, ELA Specialist, Maine DOEAs Bob and Kylene taught their Notice and Note lessons I watched our students become engaged and excited about reading. Students scoured the text to find support for their thinking, and struggling readers succeeded with texts that would have otherwise been discarded as too hard. Don t buy just one of these books buy one for every teacher in your building! --Margaret Ruppert, literacy specialist, Akron Public Schools, Akron, OH Read more About the Author Kylene Beers, Ed.D., is a former middle school teacher who has turned her commitment to adolescent literacy and struggling readers into the major focus of her research, writing, speaking, and teaching. She is author of the best-selling When Kids Can't Read/What Teachers Can Do, co-editor (with Bob Probst and Linda Rief) of Adolescent Literacy: Turning Promise into Practice, and co-author (with Bob Probst) of Notice and Note: Strategies for Close Reading and Reading Nonfiction, Notice & Note Stances, Signposts, and Strategies all published by Heinemann. She taught in the College of Education at the University of Houston, served as Senior Reading Researcher at the Comer School Development Program at Yale University, and most recently acted as the Senior Reading Advisor to Secondary Schools for the Reading and Writing Project at Teachers College. Kylene has published numerous articles in state and national journals, served as editor of the national literacy journal, Voices from the Middle, and was the 2008-2009 President of the National Council of Teachers of English. She is an invited speaker at state, national, and international conferences and works with teachers in elementary, middle, and high schools across the US. Kylene has served as a consultant to the National Governor's Association and was the 2011 recipient of the Conference on English Leadership outstanding leader award. Kylene is now a consultant to schools, nationally and internationally, focusing on literacy improvement with her colleague and co-author, Bob Probst. Robert (Bob) Probst is the author of Response and Analysis, he is coeditor (with Kylene Beers and Linda Rief) of Adolescent Literacy: Turning Promise into Practice, and coauthor (with Kylene Beers) of Notice and Note: Strategies for Close Reading and Reading Nonfiction, Notice & Note Stances, Signposts, and Strategies all published by Heinemann. Bob has also published over one hundred articles, chapters, and monographs in national and international publications. Bob began his teaching career as high school English teacher and then became a supervisor of English for a large district in Maryland. He spent most of his academic career at Georgia State University where he is now Professor Emeritus of English Education. After retiring from Georgia State University, he served as a research fellow for Florida International University. Bob is now a consultant to schools, nationally and internationally, focusing on literacy improvement. He works in schools with his colleague and co-author, Kylene Beers. Bob has served as a member on the Conference on English Board of Directors, an NCTE journal columnist, a member of the national advisory board to American Reading Company, and a member of the NCTE Commission on Reading. In 2004 he was awarded the NCTE's Exemplary Leadership Award, presented by the Conference on English Leadership. Read more

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Saxon Math 2: An Incremental Development Part 1 & 2 (Workbook and Fact Cards-2 volume set)

Pdf Teaching Saxon Math 2: An Incremental Development Part 1 & 2 (Workbook and Fact Cards-2  volume set)

Pdf:Saxon Math 2: An Incremental Development Part 1 & 2 (Workbook and Fact Cards-2 volume set).Saxon math programs produce confident students who are not only able to correctly compute, but also to apply concepts to new situations. These materials gently develop concepts, and the practice of those concepts is extended over a considerable period of time. This is called "incremental development and continual review." Material is introduced in easily understandable pieces (increments), allowing students to grasp one facet of a concept before the next one is introduced. Both facets are then practiced together until another one is introduced. This feature is combined with continual review in every lesson throughout the year. Topics are never dropped but are increased in complexity and practiced every day, providing the time required for concepts to become totally familiar. Saxon Math 2 is made up of five instructional components: The Meeting, Number Fact Practice, The Lesson, Guided Class Practice and Homework, and Assessments. The student workbook also includes student fact cards. Grade 2.

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Number Talks: Whole Number Computation, Grades K-5

Pdf Teaching Number Talks: Whole Number Computation, Grades K-5

Pdf:Number Talks: Whole Number Computation, Grades K-5.About the Author Sherry Parrish has spent more than 35 years in the field of education. Sherry holds a doctorate in Educational Leadership from Samford University and is a recipient of the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics Teaching. As a former classroom educator and assistant professor, she advocates for the teaching and learning of mathematics through inquiry. She is the author of the award-winning book, Number Talks: Whole Number Computation, Grades K–5, and currently works with teachers nationally and internationally in the area of mathematics.   Read more

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Health, Safety, and Nutrition for the Young Child, 9th Edition - Standalone Book

Pdf Teaching Health, Safety, and Nutrition for the Young Child, 9th Edition - Standalone Book

Pdf:Health, Safety, and Nutrition for the Young Child, 9th Edition - Standalone Book.Review 'We have used this text for many years. Students like the readability and it meets the needs of our objectives for the course. It is the best health, safety, and nutrition textbook that I have found for early childhood students.''This is the must-have text. Others are adequate, but do not substantially cover all elements needed for this course.' Read more About the Author Lynn R. Marotz, R.N., professor emerita, was a member of the Department of Applied Behavioral Science faculty, University of Kansas, for over thirty-five years and also served as the Associate Director of the Child Development Center. She taught large undergraduate and graduate courses in parenting, children's health, safety and nutrition, history and philosophy of early childhood education, and leadership and administration. She worked closely with students in the Early Childhood teacher education program and the families of children enrolled in the Child Development Center. Professor Marotz has authored numerous invited book chapters in national and international publications about children's health and nutrition, legal issues, and environmental safety. She is also the author of HEALTH, SAFETY, AND NUTRITION FOR THE YOUNG CHILD, DEVELOPMENTAL PROFILES: BIRTH THROUGH ADOLESCENCE, MOTIVATIONAL LEADERSHIP, and BY THE AGES: BEHAVIOR AND DEVELOPMENT OF CHILDREN PRE-BIRTH THROUGH EIGHT. She has been interviewed for numerous articles about children's health and nutrition and parenting that have appeared in national trade magazines, has served as a consultant for children's museums and training film productions, has presented extensively at international, national, and state conferences, and continues to hold appointments on national, state, and local committees and initiatives that advocate on behalf of children and their families. Read more

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The Ramped-Up Read Aloud: What to Notice as You Turn the Page [Grades PreK-3] (Corwin Literacy)

Pdf Teaching The Ramped-Up Read Aloud: What to Notice as You Turn the Page [Grades PreK-3] (Corwin Literacy)

Pdf:The Ramped-Up Read Aloud: What to Notice as You Turn the Page [Grades PreK-3] (Corwin Literacy).Review This book is a gold mine for both longtime picture book lovers as well as those just beginning to build a classroom library! It is a comprehensive resource jam-packed with some of the best, most recent titles accompanied by learning strategies sure to make reading aloud a joyful experience for all. Her fresh ideas helped me see familiar, well-loved books in a new way as well as discover new titles to get the most out of a read aloud session! Her recommendations are thoughtful and purposefully chosen to engage, delight, and ignite a sense of wonder in even the most reluctant readers. As you read, be sure to have your highlighter, sticky notes, and 'books to read' list ready! I’ve already used many of these read aloud experiences with great success and know this will be an invaluable resource I will return to again and again to inspire readers! It is the perfect read aloud companion every teacher needs to invite students to read, think, and talk about books. Author: Kristen Mullikin, First-Grade Reading CoachMaria Walther has become one of my most trusted resources for quality book recommendations for use in the classroom. Maria has a keen eye for identifying books that pair well together, matching books with effective lessons, and noticing details within books to enhance lesson plans. In this new book, Maria demonstrates how educators can squeeze every drop out of a read aloud experience, while providing an abundance of tips, resources, and ideas to maximize these sacred times in classrooms. Maria’s book not only educates us on strategies for making the most of read aloud experiences; she also introduces us to a plethora of high-quality children’s literature titles essential for classrooms. Author: Dylan C. Teut, MEd, Executive Director, Plum Creek Children′s Literacy FestivalIf you were even the slightest bit trepid about selecting and reading picture books . . . this book will thoroughly erase that feeling, forever! Get ready to be 'ramped up' so you can spark a fire and get your students to love diving into picture books! Dr. Maria Walther has done most of the work for you in this easy-to-read guide to just about everything picture book–related! All you have to do is implement, implement, implement and then read, read, read! Author: Rhonda Jenkins, Library Media Center DirectorThis book is filled to the brim with practical and inspirational advice about the importance of read-alouds! Maria offers every teacher a way into this vital literacy practice. Her energy and love of children and books―as well as her imagination and creativity and love of learning―are evident on every page. From why to how―Maria has it covered. She writes from a place of knowing with a voice that’s authentic and powerful. And Maria’s book choices are brilliant and fresh (which, of course, caused me to buy way too many of her recommendations right away!). The Ramped-Up Read Aloud is an important book to energize your literacy classroom now and into the future. Author: Ruth Culham, author of Teach Writing Well: How to Assess Writing, Invigorate Instruction, and Rethink RevisionThe Ramped-Up Read Aloud by Maria Walther is one of the most important books of our time! Read it and rededicate yourself to the importance of reading aloud to primary-grade children as well as to students in Grades 4 through 12. Reading aloud simultaneously nurtures positive relationships with students, builds community and vocabulary, and shows children how to think deeply about books. Equally important, read alouds expose children to beautiful, literacy language, to visual literacy, and to stories that touch their hearts and feed their minds. Walther starts with 10 proven reasons for reading aloud, in case you or your principal doubts the learning power of this daily practice. Then, skillfully and passionately, Maria takes you through ways to develop successful read alouds, how to network to find new books, and how to use the ideas in this book to make the read aloud 'a joyful celebration for all.' If there′s one book you read this year, put Walther′s at the top of your list. It will change your life and your students′ lives forever! Author: Laura Robb, Author of Read, Talk, Write and Vocabulary Is ComprehensionIn the Ramped-Up Read Aloud, Maria Walther writes: 'I′ve selected the texts in this book to help you nurture an intellectually and emotionally healthy classroom...' What a beautiful rationale for book selection and read aloud support! The book lists that so richly texture this resource are organized to facilitate teaching points and showcase lesson supports designed to elevate student engagement through teacher think aloud, comprehension conversations, vocabulary building, and open-ended questions. This one is a must have! Author: Linda Hoyt, Author of Make It Real: Strategies for Success with Informational TextsDr. Walther breaks down the methods and science of reading picture books aloud without losing sight of the fact that, at some level, a good read-aloud experience is just plain magic. This book makes me want to read to kids. Author: Tom Lichtenheld, Author/Illustrator Read more About the Author Maria Walther is a first-grade teacher in Aurora, IL. She’s been spending her days with children since 1986. Along with teaching young learners, Maria inspires other professionals by sharing her knowledge at local, state, and national conferences. The ideas she shares reflect her continued commitment to teaching, researching, writing, and collaborating with her colleagues. Maria earned a doctorate at Northern Illinois University in 1998 was recently named The Outstanding Literacy Alumni by the Department of Literacy Education for professionalism, service, and career success. Maria has been a longtime advocate for reading aloud. She was honored as Illinois Reading Educator of the Year and earned the ICARE for Reading Award for fostering the love of reading in children. Before partnering with the Corwin team, she co-authored five professional books and the Next Step Guided Reading Assessment with Scholastic. Learn more about her books at mariawalther.com and follow her on Twitter @mariapwalther. Read more

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STEM Lesson Essentials, Grades 3-8: Integrating Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

Pdf Teaching STEM Lesson Essentials, Grades 3-8: Integrating Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

Pdf:STEM Lesson Essentials, Grades 3-8: Integrating Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics.Review STEM Lesson Essentials will change your ideas about STEM education in the classroom. This book makes clear to teachers how we can all become STEM educators, and why it should be important for us to do so. It is an excellent resource for understanding STEM instruction and integrating it into the classroom, providing teachers with the resources for STEM instruction as well as a clear understanding of the field itself. --Elizabeth Allen, Associate Profession of Science Education, University of Central OklahomaWith the release of the Next Generation Science Standards and the urgent need for STEM education, this book is a must-have resource for curriculum developers, instructional coaches, teachers, and others educators committed to preparing students for the 21st century. From helping define STEM and its guiding principles, to sharing best practices and implementation using authentic examples, STEM Lesson Essentials is the perfect handbook to immerse schools and students in an integration of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. --Jennifer Gutierrez, Science Specialist, Chandler Unified School District, Chandler, ArizonaSTEM in a nutshell! From a research-based dissection of the STEM acronym to a practical template for planning effective STEM lessons, this book provides a thought-provoking overview for anyone interested in helping students make connections between the STEM subjects...and beyond. --Kate Boehm Jerome, NSTA/CBC award-winning author and Science Program DeveloperSTEM Lesson Essentials is an indispensable resource that provides all educational practioners, from district level administration to the classroom teacher, with not only a clear understanding of STEM as an integrative discipline, but also as a valuable digest of proven practices. Truly a must-read for anyone who wishes to be on the leading edge of the STEM wave. --Larry R. Plank, Director of K-12 STEM Education, Hillsborough County Public Schools, Tampa, Florida --Kate Boehm Jerome, NSTA/CBC award-winning author and Science Program DeveloperWith the release of the Next Generation Science Standards and the urgent need for STEM education, this book is a must-have resource for curriculum developers, instructional coaches, teachers, and others educators committed to preparing students for the 21st century. From helping define STEM and its guiding principles, to sharing best practices and implementation using authentic examples, STEM Lesson Essentials is the perfect handbook to immerse schools and students in an integration of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. --Jennifer Gutierrez, Science Specialist, Chandler Unified School District, Chandler, ArizonaSTEM in a nutshell! From a research-based dissection of the STEM acronym to a practical template for planning effective STEM lessons, this book provides a thought-provoking overview for anyone interested in helping students make connections between the STEM subjects...and beyond. --Kate Boehm Jerome, NSTA/CBC award-winning author and Science Program Developer Read more About the Author Jo Anne Vasquez, Ph.D. is Vice President and Program Director of Arizona Transition Years' Teacher and Curriculum STEM Initiatives at the Helios Education Foundation. Jo Anne has been a classroom teacher, district science specialist for Mesa Public Schools, adjunct professor of science education at Arizona State University, and director of professional development and outreach for ASU's Center for Research on Education in Science, Mathematics, Engineering and Technology (CRESMET). A recognized leader in science education, Jo Anne is a Past President of NSTA (National Science Teachers Association), and the National Science Education Leadership Association. She was a Presidential Appointee to the National Science Board, as well as the first and only K-12 educator elected to the governing board of the National Science Foundation. Her distinguished service and extraordinary contributions to the advancement of science education at the local, state and national levels has won her numerous awards including NSTA's highest award, the 2006 Robert H. Carlton Award for Leadership in Science Education. She has been named Arizona's Outstanding Educator of the Year and the National Environmental Association's Teacher of the Year. Michael Comer's dedication to teaching was fostered by his early experiences at Assumption School in Peekskill NY. He carried that passion into his own professional career teaching middle school science. His work with classroom educators providing hands-on training and professional development workshops led to an invitation to work with the Ministry of Education in Saudi Arabia on improving their science instruction. Michael is coauthor (with Jo Anne) of Developing Visual Literacy in Science K-8 (NSTA Press). Currently he is the National Marketing Manager for STEM at McGraw-Hill and is the proud father to Brett, Toby and Elyse (who also share his passion for learning). Dr. Cary Sneider is Associate Research Professor at Portland State University in Portland, Oregon. He also consults on diverse issues in STEM education, such as youth programs at science centers, educational standards, and assessment. Cary was a contributing writer of A Framework for K-12 Science Education (National Research Council 2012), which laid the groundwork for new science standards, and is currently a member of the writing team that is implementing the Framework under the title Next Generation Science Standards. In 2011 he joined the National Assessment Governing Board, which sets policy for the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), also known as 'The Nation's Report Card.' Until 2007, Cary served as Vice President for Educator Programs at the Museum of Science in Boston, and prior to that he served as Director of Astronomy and Physics Education at the Lawrence Hall of Science at the University of California. He has been a recipient of the Distinguished Informal Science Education award from NSTA and in 2003 was named National Associate of the National Academy of Sciences. Read more

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The First Six Weeks of School

Pdf Teaching The First Six Weeks of School

Pdf:The First Six Weeks of School.Review The second edition of The First Six Weeks of School is an essential tool for all teachers wishing to create caring, challenging, stimulating, and safe learning environments. I would recommend it for novice and experienced teachers alike! --Lauri Pepe Bousquet, Education Professor, Syracuse, NYBeginning and experienced teachers will find this book to be a valuable resource to help create classrooms where all children feel welcomed and included in the classroom community from day one. --Miriam G. Lipsky, PhD, School of Education and Human Development, University of Miami Read more About the Author Responsive Classroom is a research-based education approach associated with greater teacher effectiveness, higher student achievement, and improved school climate. Responsive Classroom practices help educators build competencies in four interrelated domains: engaging academics, positive community, effective management, and developmentally appropriate teaching. The First Six Weeks of School is a core Responsive Classroom text published by Center for Responsive Schools, Inc., a not-for-profit educational organization and developer of the Responsive Classroom approach. Read more

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Bringing Words to Life, Second Edition: Robust Vocabulary Instruction

Pdf Teaching Bringing Words to Life, Second Edition: Robust Vocabulary Instruction

Pdf:Bringing Words to Life, Second Edition: Robust Vocabulary Instruction.Review 'Bringing Words to Life is, without doubt, one of the best and most influential books ever published on the topic of teaching and developing vocabulary. The second edition is even better than the first--it addresses recent issues such as the Common Core and RTI; provides a greater number of helpful, practical examples; addresses vocabulary and writing; takes on the challenge of providing effective vocabulary instruction for struggling readers and English learners; and offers guidance for teaching math, science,