New Arrivals · Education

July 25, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

School violence : a reference handbook

July 24, 2017
Finley, Laura L.
Santa Barbara, California : ABC-CLIO, [2014]
xx, 357 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Background and history -- Problems, controversies, and solutions -- Perspectives -- Profiles -- Data and documents -- Resources for further research -- Chronology.
"With school violence on the rise, schools have implemented security safeguards like never before in the form of metal detectors, video cameras, and armed guards. School communities have mixed opinions regarding these drastic prevention measures--many welcome the protection, while some condemn the reminders of violence these tactics evoke. This comprehensive text introduces the history of school violence in the United States, providing an overview of proposed causes--from violent video games, to inadequate parental involvement, to bullying by classmates--and detailing the pros and cons of various deterrents. Experienced criminologist Laura Finley incorporates personal reflections, primary source data, and profiles of key figures to address the painful reality of school shootings and other violent acts. The text expounds upon the characteristics of victims, individuals who are most likely to carry out violence, and common types of assaults. Chapters include a discussion on current legislation; stories of infamous perpetrators; activists who are working to make schools safer; and school, community, and societal risk factors."--Publisher website.

The graduate survival guide : 5 mistakes you can't afford to make in college

July 20, 2017
ONeal, Anthony, author.
xiv, 112 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm + 1 DVD (sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.)
Statement of responsibility taken from cover.
Includes accompanying DVD that features Anthony ONeal and Rachel Cruze as well as insights from college students.
[Table of contents]. Mistake 01. Student loans -- Mistake 02. Credit cards -- Mistake 03. Dumb choices -- Mistake 04. No plan -- Mistake 05. No money.
A manual to help high school graduates avoid the five mistakes a large majority of college students make. These mistakes may cause you years and years of pain and hardship if you too follow the path of so many others.

Peterson's scholarships, grants & prizes.

July 19, 2017
Princeton, N.J. : Peterson's,
v. ; 28 cm.
Vol. for 1997 includes 1 CD-ROM called: Peterson's award search ; vols. for 2000 includes 1 CD-ROM called: Peterson's interactive college resources ; Vols. for 2001-2003 include 1 computer disc titled Scholarships, grants and prizes.
"The complete guide to college funding available from private sources."

Peterson's 4 year colleges.

July 19, 2017
Princeton, N.J. : Peterson's,
v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Vols. for 2005 and 2008 include 1 CD-ROM disc (4 3/4 in.) called Peterson's interactive college resources.

The College Board book of majors.

July 19, 2017
New York : College Board, c2004-
v. ; 28 cm.

Morning meetings for special education classrooms : 101 fun ideas, creative activities and adaptable techniques

July 19, 2017
Durden, Felicia, author.
Berkeley, CA : Ulysses Press, [2017]
248 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Why morning meetings? -- Strategies for building community -- Strategies for social development -- Strategies for skills development in English language arts and social studies -- Strategies for skills development in science and math -- Bonus activities -- Bringing it all together.
"Use a morning meeting to jump-start your students' day! This simple but effective classroom technique has been proven to help students learn better, build friendships, improve behavior, and gain confidence"--Back cover.

Barron's profiles of American colleges.

July 18, 2017
Woodbury, N.Y. : Barron's Educational Series, Inc.
v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Vol. for 1999 includes 1 computer disc each for Mac and Windows ; 2001-2009 includes 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.).

The College Board college handbook.

July 18, 2017
New York : College Board,
v. ; 29 cm.
Vols. for 2000-2003 include 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.) called: College explorer ; 2004 include 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.) called: Real stuff.

Guide to getting financial aid.

July 18, 2017
New York : College Board, c2006-
v. ; 28 cm.
At head of title: CollegeBoard.

Reading with Patrick : a teacher, a student, and a life-changing friendship

July 18, 2017
Kuo, Michelle, author.
New York : Random House, [2017]
xxi, 296 pages ; 22 cm
Part I. A raisin in the sun ; The free write ; The fire next time -- Part II. The death of Ivan Ilyich -- Part III. Crime and punishment ; The lion, the witch and the wardrobe ; He wishes for the cloths of heaven ; Narrative of the life of Frederick Douglass ; I have read everything on this paper (the guilty plea) ; To Paula in late spring -- Part IV. Easter morning
Michelle Kuo arrived in the rural town of Helena, Arkansas, as a Teach for America volunteer in 2004, bursting with optimism and drive. But she soon encountered the jarring realities of life in one of the poorest counties in America. In this unforgettable memoir, Michelle shares the story of her complicated but rewarding mentorship of one student, Patrick Browning, and his remarkable literary and political awakening. Fifteen and in the eighth grade, Patrick begins to thrive under Michelle's exacting attention. However, after two years of teaching, Michelle leaves Arkansas to attend law school. When, on graduating, she learns that Patrick has been jailed for murder, Michelle returns to Helena and resumes Patrick's education as he sits in jail awaiting trial. For the next seven months they pore over classic novels, poems, and history, and Patrick is galvanized by the works of Frederick Douglass, James Baldwin, Marilynne Robinson, W. S. Merwin, and many others. Reading with Patrick is an inspirational story of friendship, a coming-of-age story for both a young teacher and student, a resonant meditation on race and justice, and a love letter to literature and its power to bind us together.

Educate girls around the world : good people doing good work

July 18, 2017
Spivey, Shay, author.
221 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

Sharing the blue crayon : how to integrate social, emotional, and literacy learning

July 18, 2017
Buckley, Mary Anne.
ix, 198 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

Seton memories.

July 13, 2017
Seton High School (Cincinnati, Ohio)
[Cincinnati, Ohio : Seton High School]
v. : ill., ports (some col.) ; 31 cm.
Vol. for 1971 issued without title.

The rising cost of education

July 12, 2017
Oachs, Emily Rose, author.
112 pages : color illustrations, 24 cm.
Surging tuition -- History of higher education -- School spending -- Discounts, technology, and funding -- Effects of high tuition -- School and government responses -- The for-profit problem -- In the future.
Covers the skyrocketing tuition fees for higher education, explaining just how expensive tuition is as well as what causes its increase and the risks it poses for Americans.

Visual-spatial learners : understanding the learning style preference of bright but disengaged students

July 10, 2017
Golon, Alexandra Shires, author.
xi, 205 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Are you looking for ways to differentiate your instruction to meet the needs of gifted visual-spatial learners? You've found it in Visual-Spatial Learners: Differentiation Strategies for Creating a Successful Classroom (2nd ed.). Visual-spatial learners are students who show advanced abilities with computers, maps, construction toys, and puzzles. The techniques outlined within these pages help all learners succeed--regardless of preferred learning style. Based on the most current understanding of the brain's hemispheric functions, the author provides a number of strategies and lesson plan ideas to help make your classroom a successful learning environment for all learners. These strategies address preparing students to succeed on timed tests; easing the pain of handwriting; teaching spelling using imagery; incorporating mnemonics, rhyme, and other tricks that engage the right hemisphere of the brain; helping students stay focused and on track; getting--and keeping--students organized; and much more!

How to study

July 6, 2017
Fry, Ronald W.
Wayne, NJ : The Career Press, Inc. [2016]
256 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Includes index.
Study to succeed -- Start off right -- Develop your plan -- Read with purpose -- Maximize your memory -- Manage your time -- Excel in class -- Ready your research -- Write great papers -- Ace any test -- Celebrate your success.
Reveals the study skills that all students need to know to be successful, whether the goal is landing a top scholarship, excelling in school, or preparing to return to school. This edition includes information on how to create an effective work environment, stand out in class, conduct research online, and much more. Fry also covers all the traditional elements of a winning study strategy, such as reading, writing, time-management, memory, and test-taking skills. How to Study introduces a revolutionary study system, along with examples, that gives students the edge in any learning environment.--Back cover.

A fighting chance : supporting young children experiencing disruptive change

July 5, 2017
Humphries, Jane, 1948- author.
St. Paul, MN : Redleaf Press, 2017.
xiv, 145 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
"Many children have to cope with complicated and disruptive situations. Often the classroom becomes the most stable environment. Learn to embrace disruptive change, address it with professionalism, and utilize strategies to affect the direction of children's lives in a positive way and give them a fighting chance to succeed. Dr. Jane Humphries has decades of experience in early childhood education, including being a child care director of a program directly impacted by the Oklahoma City bombing. Kari Rains holds a masters degree in child development and has over a decade of clinical work in the early intervention program in Oklahoma"-- Provided by publisher.

Troublemakers : lessons in freedom from young children at school

June 28, 2017
Shalaby, Carla, author.
xl, 196 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Pt. I. Forest school. Zora : on being out-standing -- Lucas : on being pigeonholed -- pt. II. The crossroads school. Sean : on being willful -- Marcus : on being good.
"In this dazzling debut, Carla Shalaby, a former elementary school teacher, explores the everyday lives of four young "troublemakers," challenging the ways we identify and understand so-called problem children. Time and again, we make seemingly endless efforts to moderate, punish, and even medicate our children, when we should instead be concerned with transforming the very nature of our institutions, systems, and structures, large and small. Through delicately crafted portraits of these memorable children--Zora, Lucas, Sean, and Marcus--Troublemakers allows us to see school through the eyes of those who know firsthand what it means to be labeled a problem. From Zora's proud individuality to Marcus's open willfulness, from Sean's struggle with authority to Lucas's tenacious imagination, comes profound insight--for educators and parents alike--into how schools engender, exclude, and then try to erase trouble, right along with the young people accused of making it. And although the harsh disciplining of adolescent behavior has been called out as part of a school-to-prison pipeline, the children we meet in these pages demonstrate how a child's path to excessive punishment and exclusion in fact begins at a much younger age. Shalaby's empathetic, discerning, and elegant prose gives us a deeply textured look at what noncompliance signals about the environments we require students to adapt to in our schools. Both urgent and timely, this paradigm-shifting book challenges our typical expectations for young children and with principled affection reveals how these demands--despite good intentions--work to undermine the pursuit of a free and just society"-- Provided by publisher.

Studying in China : a practical handbook for students ; take an extraordinary educational trip to China

June 21, 2017
McAloon, Patrick.
North Clarendon, VT : Tuttle Publishing, 2014.
320 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some colored) ; 21 cm + 1 map.
Includes map.
"A visit to China can change your life. Have you thought about studying in China, but are not sure what you will find there? A trip to China to live, work or study promises an amazing, life-changing experience in the most historically and culturally fascinating nation on earth. Find all the information you need for your educational experience abroad in Studying in China. China is changing faster than any other nation on earth today. Written by a travel professional who works with students in China all the time, Studying in China is an invaluable resource that tells you: What to pack that you won't find over there How to arrive at your destination and settle in safely How to make your Chinese instructors happy How your day-to-day experiences will unfold once you are there How to get the most from a limited stay Author Patrick McAloon is a co-founder of SinoConnect, a firm that connects students of all ages with educational opportunities in China and the United States. He has been helping students prepare to study in China for 15 years. Having conducted hundreds of study abroad seminars, McAloon is uniquely qualified to supply students going to China with the latest up-to-date information on how to study abroad. Readying yourself for this experience can be daunting, and Studying in China makes it easy from start to finish. Prepare to make new friends in your classes and while traveling around China, but first learn how to avoid common pitfalls and mistakes. Being an international student in China can be a life-changing experience. Don't take our word for it. Read this book and go!"-- Provided by publisher.

The ultimate scholarship book.

June 20, 2017
Belmont, CA : SuperCollege
v. ; 28 cm.
"Billions of dollars in scholarships, grants, and prizes."

Campus sexual assault : a reference handbook

June 20, 2017
Hatch, Alison E., author.
Santa Barbara, California : ABC-CLIO, [2017]
xvii, 341 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Background and history -- Problems, controversies, and solutions -- Perspectives -- Profiles -- Data and documents -- Resources -- Chronology.
"This invaluable reference text thoroughly examines the alarming epidemic of campus sexual assault, including a discussion of laws, high-profile cases, controversies, and proposed solutions"

Cracking the SSAT & ISEE.

June 13, 2017
New York : Random House, Inc.,
v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
At head of title: The Princeton Review.

From parents to partners : building a family-centered early childhood program

June 13, 2017
Keyser, Janis, author.
St. Paul, MN : Redleaf Press, [2017]
209 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Previous edition: 2006.
"Build collaborative partnerships with families to help the whole family thrive. This book explores the reasons and methods for developing cooperative partnerships, along with tools and strategies to help build the support network for family-centered care. The new edition includes information on how to: -Use technology to increase the effectiveness of communication with families -Interact with a more diverse population -Build your program for continued success. This book offers a theoretical background on why it is important to talk with families and how to efficiently and effectively communicate observations and reflections. Overcome common challenges, and create more avenues to include families in your program"

Cracking the GED test

June 12, 2017
New York, NY : Penguin Random House, [2014]-
volumes : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Volumes for 2015-2016 by Geoff Martz and the staff of the Princeton Review ; 2017-<2018> by the staff of the Princeton Review.
At head of title: The Princeton Review.

Positive discipline tools for teachers : effective classroom management for social, emotional, and academic success

June 9, 2017
Nelsen, Jane, author.
New York : Harmony, 2017.
xv, 300 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
"In Positive Discipline Tools for Teachers, you will learn how to successfully incorporate respectful, solution-oriented approaches to ensure a cooperative and productive classroom. Using tools like "Connection Before Correction," "Four Problem-Solving Steps," and "Focusing on Solutions," teachers will be able to focus on student-centered learning, rather than wasting time trying to control their students' behavior."--Provided by publisher.

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