New Arrivals · Education

October 11, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Simply seasonal : literacy

October 10, 2014
©2013
96 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Reproducibles.
"TEC61405"--Cover.
"Build phonemic awareness, alphabet skills, and phonics all year long with the fun skill-building activities in Simply Seasonal: Literacy! The 12 big units are based on popular seasonal themes--including apples, pumpkins, snow, hearts, spring babies, and beach--and feature simple-to-do early literacy ideas and reproducible helpers compiled from the Simply Seasonal ABCs series."--Page 4 of cover.

Teaching kids with learning difficulties in today's classroom : how every teacher can help struggling students succeed

October 10, 2014
Winebrenner, Susan, 1939-
Minneapolis : Free Spirit Publishing, [2014]
xiii, 271 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm

The exceptional teacher's handbook : the first-year special education teacher's guide to success

October 3, 2014
Shelton, Carla F.
©2009
xv, 219 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm

A chronicle of echoes : who's who in the implosion of American public education

October 3, 2014
Schneider, Mercedes K. (Mercedes Katherine), author.
Charlotte, NC : Information Age Publishing, Inc., [2014]
xiv, 493 pages ; 24 cm

The Muslim family guide to successful homeschooling

September 30, 2014
Alqarnain, Jamila.
[California] : Noon Publishing, 2011.
252 p. ; 23 cm.
Advice about homeschooling your child in an Islamic home environment.

Writing successful college applications : it's more than just the essay

September 29, 2014
Muchnick, Cynthia Clumeck, author.
New York : Peterson's, 2014.
xv, 295 pages ; 23 cm

The faculty lounges : and other reasons why you won't get the college education you paid for

September 19, 2014
Riley, Naomi Schaefer.
Chicago : Ivan R. Dee ; [Lanham, Md.] : Distributed by National Book Network, [2011].
xiii, 195 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
A new look at an old question -- The battle cry of academic freedom -- Stop the academic presses: get teachers back in the classroom -- The academic underclass -- The unions are coming -- University politics and the politics of the university -- Following the money -- Afterword: the Olin experiment.
College tuition has risen four times faster than the rate of inflation in the past two decades. While faculties like to blame the rising costs on fancy athletic buildings and bloated administrations, professors are hardly getting the short end of the stick. Spending on instruction has increased 22 percent over the past decade at private research universities. Parents and taxpayers shouldn't get overheated about faculty salaries: tenure is where they should concentrate their anger. The jobs-for-life entitlement that comes with an ivory tower position is at the heart of so many problems with higher education today. Veteran journalist Naomi Schaefer Riley, an alumna of one of the country's most expensive and best-endowed schools, explores how tenure has promoted a class system in higher education, leaving contingent faculty who are barely making minimum wage and have no time for students to teach large swaths of the undergraduate population. She shows how the institution of tenure forces junior professors to keep their mouths shut for a decade or more if they disagree with senior faculty about anything from politics to research methods. And she examines how the institution of tenure -- with the job security, mediocre salaries and low levels of accountability it entails -- may be attracting the least innovative and interesting members of our society into teaching.--Publisher.

Western College for Women

September 17, 2014
Johnson, Jacqueline, 1965- author.
©2014
127 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.

GED test for dummies

September 17, 2014
Shukyn, Murray, author.
Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., [2014]
x, 466 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.

Fiske guide to getting into the right college

September 16, 2014
Fiske, Edward B.
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks, [2014]
373 pages ; 23 cm
Includes indexes.

Make early learning standards come alive : connecting your practice and curriculum to state guidelines

September 16, 2014
Gronlund, Gaye, 1952-
St. Paul, MN : Redleaf Press, 2014.
174 pages : illustrations ; 18 x 26 cm
"Updated to reflect current state standards across the country, this new edition provides practical help, support, and clear explanations on how to make early learning standards relevant and useful in your classroom or program"-- Provided by publisher.

The College Board international student handbook.

September 15, 2014
New York : The College Board,
v. ; 28 cm.
Vols. for 2002-2003 include 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.) called: Real stuff, which includes Real SAT prep, Real advice and Real facts.
"The only guide to both undergraduate and graduate programs at over 2,500 4-year and 2-year U.S. colleges"--Cover.

Middle School math for parents : 10 steps to helping your child master math

September 15, 2014
Meltzer, Scott.
New York : Learning Express, c2014.
xviii, 318 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
"In-depth coverage of the new Common Core State Standards for grades 6-8"--Cover.
Attitude is everything : dealing with math's positives and negatives -- Fractionphobia : facing the (totally rational) fear of rational numbers -- Mental math rules! : unlocking the secrets of the base-ten system and understanding decimals -- Learning the "new way" : why ratios and proportions make more sense now than ever -- Visualize everything : how simple geometry concepts can make numbers, operations, and algebra easier -- The joy of geometry : having fun with math and why fun matters -- The two most important words in mathematics : how "why" and "because" can unlock the language of algebra -- The many meanings of "I don't know" : learning to turn unknowns into knowns -- Math is life : linear relationships in everyday life and why they matter -- Life is math : how to make sense of data and statistics all around you.

Get free cash for college.

September 11, 2014
Los Altos, CA : SuperCollege,
v. ; 28 cm.
Vols. for 2001-<2014> by Gen S. Tanabe and Kelly Y. Tanabe.
"Scholarship secrets of Harvard students."

Thinking differently : an inspiring guide for parents of children with learning disabilities

September 11, 2014
Flink, David, author.
New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014]
x, 308 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
"When parents are told their child has a learning disability, they need more information. Thinking Differently is just the resource to meet that need. David Flink, leader of Eye to Eye, a national mentoring program for children with learning differences, explains each learning disability in layman's terms to prepare parents to speak knowledgeably with teachers about their child's specific challenges..."-- Provided by publisher.

The learning habit : a groundbreaking approach to homework and parenting that helps our children succeed in school and life

September 11, 2014
Donaldson-Pressman, Stephanie.
New York, New York : Perigee Trade, 2014.
xiii, 306 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
"Homework gets a bad rap these days. Overscheduled kids (and parents) complain that it's pointless busy work without academic value. The truth is, homework offers our kids the opportunity to learn much more than what will be "on the test"--including essential life skills and learning habits that will help them succeed in the highly competitive job market of tomorrow. These skills include concentration and focus, time management, decision-making, goal-setting, and self-discipline. This practical and parent-friendly book presents a blueprint for navigating the maze of homework, media use, and the stress of everyday routine, getting beyond the daily struggle to harness the true value of homework. Presenting eight critical skills kids need to master, as well as a 21-day challenge for parents and kids, this book combines rigorous research with time-tested hands-on techniques to help kids thrive, academically and beyond"-- Provided by publisher.

American educational year-book 1857 ; American educational year-book 1858 ; the Canada educational directory and calendar for 1857-8.

September 11, 2014
Toronto: Maclear & Co., 1857.
1 v. (various pagings) ; 20 cm
Books were bound together locally.
1st work: preface signed: A.R. Pope ; 3rd work edited by Thomas Hodgins.

Report on the American system of graded free schools ; Review of a petition praying for the repeal or modification of important provisions of the Ohio school law; A review of the American system of graded free schools

September 11, 2014
Barney, Hiram H., 1804-1879.
Cincinnati : Printed at the Office of the Daily times, 1851.
1 v. (various pagings) ; 22 cm
Bound together locally.

The complete book of colleges.

September 10, 2014
New York, N.Y. : Random House,
v. ; 28 cm.
At head of title: The Princeton Review.
"By the staff of the Princeton Review"--Cover.

The ultimate guide to America's best colleges.

September 10, 2014
Belmont, Calif. : SuperCollege, LLC.
v. ; 27 cm.
Includes detailed profiles on academics, student life, athletics, and offers student reviews, entrance strategies, and rankings of the one hundred best college values.

Ahead of the curve

September 10, 2014
Saunders, Amber C., author.
©2014
x, 205 pages ; 23 cm

Admissions essay boot camp : how to write your way into the elite college of your dreams

September 10, 2014
Wellington, Ashley, author.
Berkeley [California] : Ten Speed Press, [2014]
ix, 164 pages ; 21 cm
Includes index.
What do you know about it? : how this book is different -- What's the essay got to do with it? -- Where it all begins : identifying your student type -- Brainstorm for it : the questionnaire -- Get it down on paper : the freewrite exercise -- Make it count : choosing the best prompt for you -- Organize it : the outline -- When to use "it's" : the skinny on contractions -- Tidy it up : the draft -- Make it unique : your version of the most common long essays. The sports essay ; The community service essay ; The outdoor adventure essay ; The international travel essay -- Watch it : red-flag topics and how to tackle them. the pity essay ; The sexism essay ; The loner essay ; The "mea culpa" essay ; The "taking a stance" essay -- Don't push it : how to take a moderate risk -- Wrap it up : a few final pointers.
"This top-tier college admissions essay guide replicates a brainstorming and essay-writing session with Mint Tutors founder Ashley Wellington"-- Provided by publisher.

What your first grader needs to know : fundamentals of a good first-grade education

September 10, 2014
New York : Bantam Books Trade Paperbacks, 2014.
xxxv, 472 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
"A revised and updated version of What Your Second Grader Needs to Know, which provides Fundamentals of a Good Second-Grade Education, including achievement with readings and activities in Literature, Mathematics, History, science, and the arts"-- Provided by publisher.

What your second grader needs to know : fundamentals of a good second-grade education

September 10, 2014
New York : Bantam Books, [2014]
xxxiii, 491 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 23 cm.
"Support Common Core achievement with readings and activites in literature, mathematics, science, the arts." --cover
Language and literature. Reading, writing, and your second grader: a note to parents ; Literature ; Poetry ; Stories ; American tall tales ; Myths from Ancient Greece ; Learning about language ; Familiar phrases -- History and geography. World history and geography ; Early Asian civilizations ; Modern Japan ; Ancient Greek civilization ; American history and geography ; The constitution ; The war of 1812 ; Westward expansion ; The civil war ; Immigration and citizenship ; Civil rights: fighting for a cause ; Geography of the Americas ; Suggested resources -- Visual arts -- Music. Many kinds of music ; Meet some great composers ; Families of instruments: a closer look ; Some songs for second grade ; Suggested resources -- Mathematics. Working with numbers to 100 ; Working with numbers to 1,000 ; Money ; Word problems ; Measurement ; Geometry ; Multiplication -- Science. Life cycles ; The water cycle ; The human body ; Insects everywhere! ; Magnetism ; Simple machines ; Suggested resources.
"A revised and updated version of What your [second] grader needs to know, fundamentals of a good second-grade education, with readings and activities in literature, mathematics, history, science, and the arts"-- Provided by publisher.

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