New Arrivals · Education

November 11, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Active literacy across the curriculum : connecting print literacy with digital, media, and global competence, K-12

November 10, 2017
Jacobs, Heidi Hayes, author.
xii, 153 pages ; 23 cm.
"First edition published by Eye On Education 2006"--Title page verso.

Field notes from London : rectifying the past one hundred words at a time

November 10, 2017
Hampton, Elizabeth.
33 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
"Using the 100 word format for her memoir, [Elizabeth Hampton] captures the unique experience of a middle-aged woman returning to a college campus in London, England to complete her degree in a fast paced, delightful, believable story."--Back cover.

Cincinnati magazine's ... schools guide.

November 9, 2017
Cincinnati, Ohio : CM Media Inc.,
v. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm.

Kodály today : a cognitive approach to elementary music education

November 7, 2017
Houlahan, Mícheál, author.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2015]
xv, 644 pages : illustrations, music ; 26 cm.
Building the framework of a music curriculum based on the Kodâaly concept -- Developing a music repertoire of songs for the elementary music classroom -- Developing creative expression in the elementary classroom through singing, movement, and playing instruments -- Teaching tools and techniques for developing audiation and music literacy skills -- From sound to symbol : a model of learning and instruction for teaching music concepts, elements, and skills -- Grades 1 through 5 teaching strategies for rhythmic and melodic concepts and elements -- Developing musicianship skills in the classroom -- Technology in the Kodâaly classroom -- Applying the Kodâaly concept to the elementary choir -- Sequencing and lesson planning -- Teaching musicianship skills starting in the upper grades -- Evaluation and assessment -- Organizing your teaching resources for the elementary classroom.
Kodály Today provides teachers with a step-by-step road map for developing children's performance, creative movement, and literacy skills in an organic and thoughtful manner. Through six years of field-testing with music teachers in the United States, Great Britain, and Hungary (the home country of Zoltán Kodály), authors Micheál Houlahan and Philip Tacka have developed a methodology specifically for 21st century classrooms. Houlahan and Tacka use the latest research findings in cognition and perception to create a system not only appropriate for children's developmental stages but also one which integrates vertically between elementary music classes. The methods outlined in this volume encourage greater musical ability and creativity in children by teaching students to sing, move, play instruments, and develop music literacy skills. In addition, Kodály Today promotes critical thinking, problem solving, and collaboration skills. Although the book uses the Kodály philosophy, its methodology has also been tested by teachers certified in Orff and Dalcroze, and has proven an essential guide for teachers no matter what their personal philosophy and specific training might be. The new edition of Kodály Today provides a fully revised and updated core text, as well entirely new chapters on the application of the Kodály method to the elementary choir and the use of technology in the Kodály classroom. In addition, the revisions integrate it fully with the Kodály Today and the graded Kodály Today K-5 Handbooks Series feature methodology and sequential lesson plans specifically developed for the 21st century. They are sure to be an essential guide for music teachers everywhere. -- from back cover.

Leaving children behind : black education in Covington, Kentucky

November 2, 2017
Hampton, Jeffrey.
Covington, Ky. : Kenton County Historical Society, 2011.
193 pages ; 22 cm
"While educating blacks in Kentucky had never been illegal, their schooling was a struggle due to factors of racial discrimination and an enduring poverty, rooted in the institution of slavery and continuing long after emancipation. Even in urban environments like Covington, Kentucky, where educational opportunities were more plentiful, black education lagged far behind that provided to white children due to factors such as unequal funding and inferior facilities. The benefits of Covington schools' efforts at integration have been mixed and uneven, producing material and educational improvements for black children, but also a mutual mistrust and suspicion between the city's black citizens and its school administration. It is a tragedy that in the wake of this long struggle, many black children were left behind"--Back cover.

Exploring Orff : a teacher's guide

October 19, 2017
Steen, Arvida.
New York : Schott Music Corp., ©1992.
376 pages : music ; 26 cm
1. Planning your Curriculum -- 2. Lesson Planning -- 3. Kindergarten -- 4. First Grade -- 5. Second Grade -- 6. Third Grade -- 7. Fourth Grade -- 8. Fifth Grade.
How can I form a curriculum that addresses my students' needs? How can I choose the best materials for my lessons from the abundance of materials avaliable? How can I plan lessons from the abundance of materials avaliable? How can I plan lessons that have a clear focus and are also open to frequent student contributions? "Exploring Orff" addresses these critical questions.

Cutting school : privatization, segregation, and the end of public education

October 5, 2017
Rooks, Noliwe M., 1963- author.
xi, 272 pages ; 22 cm
Introduction. The segrenomics of American education -- Rich college students, poor public schools -- White philanthropy, black education -- Brown children, white retribution -- How the North wasn't won -- Education dreams and virtual nightmares -- Stealing school -- The age of resistance -- Coda: Trickle-up education.
"Public schools are among America's greatest achievements in modern history, yet from the earliest days of tax-supported education -- today a sector with an estimated budget of over half a billion dollars -- there have been intractable tensions tied to race and poverty. Now, in an era characterized by levels of school segregation the country has not seen since the mid-twentieth century, cultural critic and American studies professor Noliwe Rooks provides a trenchant analysis of our separate and unequal schools and argues that profiting from our nation's failure to provide a high-quality education to all children has become a very big business." --

Little soldiers : an American boy, a Chinese school, and the global race to achieve

October 4, 2017
Chu, Lenora, author.
347 pages : map ; 24 cm
Part I: The system. Force-fed eggs ; A family affair ; Obey the teacher ; No exceptions to the rule ; No rewards for second place -- Part II: Change. The high price of tests ; Little soldier ; One hundred days 'til test time ; Shortcuts and favors ; Beating the system versus opting out -- Part III: Chinese lessons. Let's do math! ; Genius means struggle ; The middle ground.
China's widely acclaimed yet insular education system is held up as a model of academic and behavioral excellence. Chu, an American journalist of Chinese descent raising a young family in Shanghai, noticed how well-behaved Chinese children were compared to her boisterous toddler. Enrolling three-year-old Rainer in China's state-run public school system, the immediate results were positive. But Chu also noticed troubling new behaviors, and discovered a military-like education system driven by high-stakes testing.

The multiplier effect : tapping the genius inside our schools

October 3, 2017
Wiseman, Liz, author.
Thousand Oaks, California : Corwin, [2013]
xiv, 192 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
The multiplier effect -- The talent finder -- The liberator -- The challenger -- The community builder -- The investor -- The accidental diminisher -- Becoming a multiplier school -- Appendix A: the research process -- Appendix B: frequently asked questions -- Appendix C: the multipliers.
"Why do some leaders double their team's effectiveness, while others seem to drain the energy right out of the room? Using insights gained from more than 100 interviews with school leaders, this book pinpoints the five disciplines that define how Multipliers bring out the best across their schools. By practicing these disciplines, you'll learn how to: Attract top teachers to your school ; create an intense environment that demands people's best thinking ; drive sound decisions by constructing debate and decision-making forums ; give your team a sense of ownership for responsibilities and results"

Discipline that restores : strategies to create respect, cooperation, and responsibility in the classroom

October 3, 2017
Claassen, Ron, author.
South Carolina : BookSurge Publishing, [2008]
vi, 175 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm

The best summer programs for teens : more than 200 top classes, camps, and courses for college-bound students

October 3, 2017
Berger, Sandra L., author.
vii, 325 pages ; 23 cm

True gentlemen : the broken pledge of America's fraternities

September 28, 2017
Hechinger, John (John Edward), author.
vii, 306 pages ; 24 cm
Part one. Vice -- Drinking games -- Broken pledges -- Sexual assault expected -- The SAE law -- Part two. Legacy -- Sing, brothers, sing -- Discriminating gentlement -- Old Row -- Part three. Rebirth -- the phoenix -- The lions -- Conclusion.
"College fraternity culture has never been more embattled. Once a mainstay of campus life, fraternities are now subject to withering criticism for reinforcing white male privilege and undermining the lasting social and economic value of a college education. No fraternity embodies this problem more than Sigma Alpha Epsilon, a national organization with more than 15,000 undergraduate brothers spread over 230 chapters nationwide. While SAE enrollment is still strong, it has been pilloried for what John Hechinger calls "the unholy trinity of fraternity life": racism, deadly drinking, and misogyny. Hazing rituals have killed ten undergraduates in its chapters since 2005, and, in 2015, a video of a racist chant breaking out among its Oklahoma University members went viral. That same year, SAE was singled out by a documentary on campus rape, The Hunting Ground. Yet despite these problems and others, SAE remains a large institution with strong ties to Wall Street and significant political reach. In True Gentlemen, Hechinger embarks on a deep investigation of SAE and fraternity culture generally, exposing the vast gulf between its founding ideals and the realities of its impact on colleges and the world at large. He shows how national fraternities are reacting to a slowly dawning new reality, and asks what the rest of us should do about it. Should we ban them outright, or will they only be driven underground? Can an institution this broken be saved? With rare access and skillful storytelling, Hechinger draws a fascinating and necessary portrait of an institution in deep need of reform, and makes a case for how it can happen"-- Provided by publisher.

Paying for college without going broke.

September 27, 2017
New York, NY : Random House, Inc.,
v. ; 26 cm.
Vols. for 1998-<2018> by Kalman A. Chany with Geoff Martz.
At head of title: The Princeton Review.

Man of the hour : James B. Conant, warrior scientist

September 27, 2017
Conant, Jennet, author.
x, 587 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Atomic pioneer -- A Dorchester boy -- A Harvard man -- No-man's-land -- The chemists' war -- Air castles -- The specialist -- The dark horse -- Unexpected troubles -- The acid test -- A private citizen speaks out -- Mission to London -- War scientist -- A colossal gamble -- Uneasy alliances -- One fell stroke -- A changed world -- Atomic chaos -- First of the cold warriors -- A rotten business -- Man of the hour -- Warrior educator.
"The remarkable life of one of the most influential men of the greatest generation, James B. Conant--a savvy architect of the nuclear age and the Cold War--told by his granddaughter, New York Times bestselling author Jennet Conant. James Bryant Conant was a towering figure. He was at the center of the mammoth threats and challenges of the twentieth century. As a young eminent chemist, he supervised the production of poison gas in WWI. As a controversial president of Harvard University, he was a champion of meritocracy and open admissions. As an advisor to FDR, he led the interventionist cause for US entrance in WWII. During that war, Conant was the administrative director of the Manhattan Project, oversaw the development of the atomic bomb and argued that it be used against the industrial city of Hiroshima in Japan. Later, he urged the Atomic Energy Commission to reject the hydrogen bomb, and devoted the rest of his life to campaigning for international control of atomic weapons. Now New York Times bestselling author Jennet Conant recreates the cataclysmic events of the twentieth century as her grandfather James experienced them. She describes the guilt, fears, and sometimes regret of those who invented and deployed the bombs and the personal toll it took. From the White House to Los Alamos to Harvard University, Man of the Hour is based on hundreds of documents and diaries, interviews with Manhattan Projects scientists, Harvard colleagues, and Conant's friends and family, including her father, James B. Conant's son. This is a very intimate, up-close look at some of the most argued cases of modern times, the repercussions of which are still affecting our world today"-- Provided by publisher.

The complete guide to paying for college : save money, cut costs, and get more for your education dollar

September 27, 2017
Ingram, Leah, author.
Wayne, New Jersey : The Career Press, Inc., [2018]
251 pages ; 21 cm ;
Introduction: Why the middle class needs this book -- part 1. Before the applications -- part 2. All about admissions -- part 3. Savings while in school.
"This step-by-step guide includes actionable tips to save on educcation costs and the many living expenses--room, board, books, activities--that apply to the first year and beyond." --Back cover

The courage to teach : exploring the inner landscape of a teacher's life

September 26, 2017
Palmer, Parker J., author.
Hoboken, NJ : Jossey-Bass, a Wiley brand, [2017]
xxix, 248 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"Exploring the inner landscape of a teacher's life is difficult to do alone or without guidance for reflecting on what The Courage to Teach means to the reader. This guide is a welcome resource for those who wish to extend their exploration beyond just reading the book, individually or within a study group. Includes online video content featuring an interview with Parker Palmer discussing the crisis in education, the heart of a teacher, ways of knowing, the importance of relationship in teaching and learning, teacher renewal, and spirituality in education"-- Provided by publisher.

Guided Math Workstations. Grades K-2

September 25, 2017
Boucher, Donna, author.
144 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm

Violated : exposing rape at Baylor University amid college football's sexual assault crisis

September 25, 2017
Lavigne, Paula, 1969- author.
vi, 355 pages ; 24 cm
The party -- Making a statement -- Wake-up calls -- On in five -- The crux of Title IX -- Rise of Baylor -- Judge Starr -- Coach Briles -- "How did anyone find out about me?" -- Prior knowledge -- Implied consent -- The prosecutor -- On trial -- Strength in numbers -- "He's not coming home" -- "Girl after girl after girl" -- Diadeloso -- Who your friends are -- Delayed justice -- Sam Ukwauchu -- Insufficient evidence -- "Shame on Baylor" -- Real men don't rape -- The outside investigation -- In title only -- The whistleblower -- Reports of gang rapes -- The silence -- "I felt unheard" -- Use my name -- Mounting pressure -- Truth don't lie -- Not enough -- Beyond Baylor -- Scope of a scandal -- Not anymore -- Postlogue: A new season -- Dramatis personae -- Timeline of Baylor sexual assault scandal.
Explains the sexual assault scandals at Baylor University that lead to the ouster of its president, athletics director, and football coach.

Education a la carte : choosing the best schooling options for your child

September 21, 2017
Leman, Kevin, author.
275 pages ; 23 cm
The top concerns of parents: what's most important to parents, and how they can best help their child succeed -- Factoring in your child's uniqueness: capitalizing on your child's strengths, natural talents, and curiosity -- Schooling a la carte: wading through the plethora of options--pros and cons -- Finding just the right menu for your palate: selecting the perfect education options to bring out the best in your child -- Your parental role in schooling: how your background, expectations, and beliefs influence your definition of your child's success -- Preschool and kindergarten: how to know if your child is ready for these first steps -- Homework and grades: what homework and grades really mean, and how best to motivate your child -- Top traits of the absolute best schools: how to know if you've found just what you're looking for -- Your personal menu to educational success: taking what you've learned and turning it into a practical plan -- Ask Dr. Leman: the hottest questions parents ask about education and my time-tested answers.
The top concerns of parents: what's most important to parents, and how they can best help their child succeed -- Factoring in your child's uniqueness: capitalizing on your child's strengths, natural talents, and curiosity -- Schooling a la carte: wading through the plethora of options--pros and cons -- Finding just the right menu for your palate: selecting the perfect education options to bring out the best in your child -- Your parental role in schooling: how your background, expectations, and beliefs influence your definition of your child's success -- Preschool and kindergarten: how to know if your child is ready for these first steps -- Homework and grades: what homework and grades really mean, and how best to motivate your child -- Top traits of the absolute best schools: how to know if you've found just what you're looking for -- Your personal menu to educational success: taking what you've learned and turning it into a practical plan -- Ask Dr. Leman: the hottest questions parents ask about education and my time-tested answers -- An encouraging word -- Top 10 list: what to look for in a quality education.

Dream differently : candid advice for America's students

September 21, 2017
Bertram, Vince M., author.
Washington, DC : Regnery Publishing, a division of Salem Media Group, [2017]
174 pages ; 24 cm
To get the most out of your college education, you need to choose your classes wisely -- and increasingly, that means choosing STEM. Today's job seekers should have at least a basic understanding of trigonometry and other science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) fields. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects more than 1.3 million job openings in math and computer-related fields by 2022. The purpose of this book is not to push you into a STEM career. It is simply to provide you with information and perspective, as well as a few questions that, if answered honestly, will help you plot out an educational and career pathway that will help you achieve your dreams.

Campus confidential : how college works, or doesn't, for professors, parents, and students

September 20, 2017
Berlinerblau, Jacques, author.
Brooklyn : Melville House, [2017]
xxiii, 246 pages ; 22 cm
"A tenured prof. breaks ranks to reveal what's wrong with American higher education and how it affects you. Professors can be underpaid. Marginalized. Over-reviewed. But one fact remains: the success of your education depends on them. Part industry expose and part call for a return to engaged teaching, Campus Confidential shows how the noble project of higher education fell so far and how we can redeem it. A must-read for parents thinking about their kids' futures: This book answers the questions most other college resources don't: who exactly is teaching my kid? What questions to ask on the campus visit? How to get the most out of your tuition dollars? Jacques Berlinerblau is a tenured professor at one of the best schools in the country, and he has seen it all. He started his career at a community college, and on his way to the top he has been everything from a abused adjunct to an assistant professor to a coddled administrator. He has the inside scoop on the real world of Higher Ed. today"-- Provided by publisher.

The new education : how to revolutionize the university to prepare students for a world in flux

September 19, 2017
Davidson, Cathy N., 1949- author.
vii, 318 pages : 24 cm
Introduction -- Quarter-life crisis -- College for everyone -- Against technophobia -- Against technophilia -- Palpable impact -- Why college costs so much -- The measure of a student -- The future of learning -- Ten tips for getting the most out of your college experience -- Ten tips for transforming any classroom for active, student-centered learning.
"Our current system of higher education dates to the period from 1865 to 1925, when the nation's new universities created grades and departments, majors and minors, in an attempt to prepare young people for a world transformed by the telegraph and the Model T. As Cathy N. Davidson argues in The New Education, this approach to education is wholly unsuited to the era of the gig economy. From the Ivy League to community colleges, she introduces us to innovators who are remaking college for our own time by emphasizing student-centered learning that values creativity in the face of change above all. The New Education ultimately shows how we can teach students not only to survive but to thrive amid the challenges to come." --

Grades don't matter : using assessment to measure true learning

September 19, 2017
Donen, Tony.
Nashville : Armour & Armour Publications, 2010.
168 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

Behavioral challenges in early childhood settings

September 14, 2017
Smith, Connie Jo, author.
St. Paul, MN : Redleaf Press, 2017.
x, 61 pages ; 28 cm.
Introduction -- Aggression -- Biting -- Crying and whining -- Defiance -- Disengagement -- Escaping -- Hyperactivity -- Language -- Separation anxiety -- Sexualized behavior -- Shyness -- Tantrums -- Moving beyond the crisis -- Resources for professional growth.
"Young children's behavior can be challenging at times, but handling it does not have to be. Behavioral Challenges in Early Childhood Settings is an easy-to-use resource filled with effective, developmentally appropriate methods that child care providers can use to respond to these trying situations. This Redleaf Quick Guide provides clear information of what to do as well as what not to do when faced with challenging behaviors, including aggression, defiance, inappropriate language, tantrums, and separation anxiety"-- Provided by publisher.

A practical education : why liberal arts majors make great employees

September 14, 2017
Stross, Randall E., author.
Stanford, California : Redwood Press, [2017]
viii, 291 pages ; 24 cm
The major decision -- The new education -- Naturally curious -- Proper proportion -- A foot in the door -- Engineering success -- The different perspective -- A general understanding -- Underrepresented -- Normal -- Interesting things happen -- A mania for testing -- The strength of weak ties -- The shiny new thing -- First gen -- The art of living -- Bilingual -- A history of the future -- Do-over -- Liberal education is vocational.

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