New Arrivals · Education

March 28, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Master the Catholic high school entrance examinations.

March 27, 2015
Foster City, CA : IDG Books Worldwide,
v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Imprint varies: <2011-2016/17> Lawrenceville, N.J. : Peterson's.
"Everything you need to boost your score; 8 full-length practice tests for the HSPT, COOP, TACHS, SSAT, and ISEE; complete review of math, verbal and quantitative reasoning topics"--Cover, 2012.

The almanac of American education.

March 26, 2015
Lanham, MD : Bernan Press
v. ; 26 cm.
"Helps you understand and compare the quality of U.S. education at the national, state, and county levels."

Peterson's private secondary schools.

March 24, 2015
Princeton, N.J. : Peterson's,
v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Imprint varies: 2002-<2008> Lawrenceville, N.J. : Peterson's/Thomson ; 2009-<2015/16> by Peterson's, a Nelnet Co.
"The smart parents' guide to private education" (varies).

The Everything parent's guide to Common Core math: grades 6-8 : understand the new math standards to help your child learn and succeed

March 24, 2015
Sirois, Jamie L.
Avon, Mass. : Adams Media, ©2015.
336 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
The Common Core state standards -- 6th grade Common Core standards -- 7th grade Common Core standards -- 8th grade Common Core standards.
If you learned math the "old" way, the new teaching methods may be unfamiliar to you. Sirois and Wiggin provide examples and exercises that correspond to each standard of the new Common Core national standards for math in grades 6 to 8, so you'll have the confidence you need to help your kids succeed and thrive.

Tim Gunn : the natty professor : a master class on mentoring, motivating, and making it work!

March 17, 2015
Gunn, Tim.
New York : Gallery Books, 2015.
xix, 252 pages ; 22 cm
"A timeless book of lessons on mentorship, teaching, and learning from New York Times bestselling author Tim Gunn, host of the Emmy Award-nominated Project Runway and the reality show Under the Gunn. Tim Gunn, America's favorite reality TV cohost, is known for his kind but firm approach in providing wisdom, guidance, and support to the scores of design hopefuls on Project Runway. Having begun his fashion career as a teacher at Parsons The New School for Design, Tim knows more than a thing or two about mentorship and how to convey invaluable pearls of wisdom in an approachable, accessible manner. While Gunn's Golden Rules showcased Tim "as life coach," imparting lessons based on his personal experiences, Tim Gunn: The Natty Professor will focus on Tim "as teacher." Divided into sections on common themes--leadership, curiosity, diversity, understanding, empathy--this practical, timely book takes us on a journey through life lessons and uses Tim's own personal experiences, from the classroom to the therapist's office, to illustrate larger concepts. Each chapter will end with a "life assignment," where Tim challenges you to apply the lessons you've learned in practical mentoring or teaching situations. So grab a pencil and start taking notes: class is officially in session!"-- Provided by publisher.

The history of American higher education : learning and culture from the founding to world war ii

March 17, 2015
Geiger, Roger L., 1943-
Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2015]
xviii, 564 pages ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Prologue : universities, culture, careers, and knowledge -- ch. 1. The first century of the American college, 1636-1740 -- Harvard College -- Yale College -- The College of William and Mary -- Conflict and new learning in the early colleges -- The embryonic American college -- ch. 2. Colonial colleges, 1740-1780 -- New colleges for the middle colonies -- Enlightened colleges -- College enthusiasm, 1760-1775 -- Colonial college students -- ch. 3. Republican universities -- Making colleges republican -- Educational aspirations in the early republic -- New colleges in the new republic -- ch. 4. The low state of the colleges, 1800-1820 -- The problem with students -- The Second Great Awakening and the colleges -- The rise of professional schools -- Who owns college? -- ch. 5. Renaissance of the colleges, 1820-1840 -- New models for colleges -- The Yale 'Reports' of 1828 -- Denominational colleges I -- Higher education for women -- ch. 6. Regional divergence and scientific advancement, 1840-1860 -- The early collegiate era in the northeast -- Sectionalism and higher education in the south -- Denominational colleges II : proliferation in the upper midwest -- Science and the Antebellum college -- ch. 7. Land grant colleges and the practical arts -- Premodern institutions -- The colleges and the Civil War -- The Morrill Land Grant Act of 1862 -- Land grant universities -- Agricultural colleges and A&Ms -- Engineering and the land grant colleges -- ch. 8. The creation of American universities -- The first phase -- The academic revolution -- Research, graduate education, and the new universities -- The great American universities -- Columbia College and the University of Pennsylvania -- State universities -- ch. 9. The collegiate revolution -- The high collegiate era -- High schools, colleges, and professional schools -- Higher education for women, 1880-1915 -- Liberal culture -- ch. 10. Mass higher education, 1915-1940 -- Word War I -- Mass higher education -- Shaping elite higher education -- Liberal culture and the curriculum -- Advanced education of African Americans -- ch. 11. The standard American university -- Philanthropic foundations and the standardization of higher education -- Research universities in the Golden Age and beyond -- Students and the Great Depression -- American higher education in 1940 -- The American system of higher education -- ch. 12. Culture, careers and knowledge.

The writing road to reading : the Spalding method for teaching speech, spelling, writing, and reading

March 13, 2015
Spalding, Romalda Bishop.
New York, NY : Collins Reference, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2012]
xx, 450 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
"The Spalding Method helps train the right and left sides of the brain as children see, hear, read, and write. It is cost-effective and efficient; students use pencils, paper, and their minds. The results are stunning: Children learn to connect speech sounds to print and begin to write and read almost magically. Spalding students perform well in the classroom and on tests--and, most important, they love to read and write."--Page 4 of cover.

4 keys to college admissions success : unlocking the gate to the right college for your teen

March 12, 2015
Donnelly, Pamela.
New York : MJ, Morgan James Publishing, [2015].
xxv, 208 pages ; 21 cm.
Key #1. Cognitive independence -- Key #2. Emotional independence -- Key #3. Physical independence -- Key #4. Spiritual independence.

Where you go is not who you'll be : an antidote to the college admissions mania

March 11, 2015
Bruni, Frank. author.
New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2015.
v, 218 pages ; 22 cm
Includes index.
"Americans have turned college admissions into a terrifying and occasionally devastating process, preceded by test prep, tutors, all sorts of stratagems, all kinds of rankings, and a conviction among too many young people that their futures will be determined and their worth established by which schools say yes and which say no. That belief is wrong. It's cruel. Bruni explains why, giving students and their parents a new perspective on this brutal, deeply flawed competition and a path out of the anxiety that it provokes."-- Provided by publisher.

185 days : school stories

March 9, 2015
Ball, Linda (Teacher).
©2015
312 pages ; 26 cm
Observe a particular slice of public education from a teacher with thirty years of experience. It's a perspective you won't hear about from most administrators, politicians, or the media, because most teachers (who are closest to the front) are seldom consulted on policy and reform. This insider's report reveals how very far we need to go to reach children, to nudge public education forward, and to even the playing field of public education's money and resources.

The end of college : creating the future of learning and the university of everywhere

March 5, 2015
Carey, Kevin, 1970- author.
New York : Riverhead Hardcover, 2015.
277 pages ; 24 cm
In The End of College, Kevin Carey, an education researcher and writer, draws on years of in-depth reporting and cutting-edge research to paint a vivid and surprising portrait of the future of education. Carey explains how two trends-the skyrocketing cost of college and the revolution in information technology-are converging in ways that will radically alter the college experience, upend the traditional meritocracy, and emancipate hundreds of millions of people around the world.

Equal opportunity in the Fort Wayne community schools : a reassessment : a report

March 2, 2015
United States Commission on Civil Rights. Indiana Advisory Committee.
Washington : The Commission : For sale by the Supt. of Docs., U.S. Govt. Print. Off., 1979.
ix, 17 pages ; 26 cm
Issued July 1979.

Loving learning : how progressive education can save America's schools

February 27, 2015
Little, Tom, 1953-2014.
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, 2015.
254 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm

Cracking the ACT.

February 23, 2015
New York : Villard Books,
v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
At head of title: The Princeton Review.

The end of the rainbow : how educating for happiness-not money-would transform our schools

February 18, 2015
Engel, Susan L., 1959-
New York : New Press, The, 2015.
xi, 223 pages ; 22 cm
"Amid the hype of Race to the Top, online experiments such as Khan Academy, and bestselling books like The Sandbox Investment, we seem to have drawn a line that leads from nursery school along a purely economic route, with money as the final stop. But what price do we all pay for the increasingly singular focus on wage as the outcome of education? Susan Engel, a leading psychologist and educator, argues that this economic framework has had a profound impact not only on the way we think about education but also on what happens inside school buildings. The End of the Rainbow asks what would happen if we changed the implicit goal of education and imagines how different things would be if we made happiness, rather than money, the graduation prize. Drawing on psychology, education theory, and a broad range of classroom experiences across the country, Engel offers a fascinating alternative view of what education might become: teaching children to read books for pleasure and self-expansion and encouraging collaboration. All of these new skills, she argues, would not only cultivate future success in the world of work but also would make society as a whole a better, happier place. Accessible to parents and teachers alike, The End of the Rainbow will be the beginning of a new, more vibrant public conversation about what the future of American education should look like. "-- Provided by publisher.

Inspiring dialogue : talking to learn in the English classroom

February 3, 2015
Juzwik, Mary M. (Mary Margaret)
New York, NY : Teachers College Press, Teachers College, Columbia University, 2013.
xiv, 162 pages ; 24 cm.
Part 1: A dialogic stance -- Part II: Planning for dialogic teaching -- Part III: Transforming practice through dialogic inquiry.

Strategies that work : teaching comprehension for understanding and engagement

February 2, 2015
Harvey, Stephanie.
Portland, Me. : Stenhouse Publishers ; Markham, Ont. : Pembroke Publishers, c2007.
xviii, 339 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
Reading is thinking -- Reading is strategic -- Effective comprehension instruction: teaching, tone and assessment -- Tools for active literacy: the nuts and bolts of comprehension instruction -- Text matters: choice makes a difference -- Monitoring comprehension: the inner conversation -- Activating and connecting to background knowledge: a bridge from the new to the known -- Questioning: the strategy that propels readers forward -- Visualizing and inferring: making what's implicit explicit -- Determining importance in text: the nonfiction connection -- Summarizing and synthesizing information: the evolution of thought -- Content literacy: reading for understanding in social studies and science -- Topic studies: a framework for research and exploration -- Reading to understand textbooks -- The genre of test reading -- Appendix A: great books for teaching content in history, social studies, science, music, art, and literacy -- Appendix B: magazines, newspapers, and websites -- Appendix C: professional journals for selection of children's books -- Appendix D: assessment interview with fourth graders -- Appendix E: anchor charts for the comprehension strategies.
Describes strategies teachers can use to promote reading comprehension in students from kindergarten through eighth grade; and includes examples of student work, illustrations, and other reference tools.

The exchange student guidebook : everything you'll need to spend a successful high school year abroad

January 26, 2015
Schewe, Olav, author.
©2012
xiii, 206 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
"As an exchange student, you receive the opportunity to experience another culture from the inside out. You live with a host family, you become part of the local community, and you learn the language. Even so, an exchange year is not one long holiday. It can be tough, and it may take time to adjust to the new culture and find new friends. In The Exchange Student Guidebook, author Olav Schewe presents a practical handbook to prepare you for life as an exchange student and help you tackle common challenges. Schewe considers: understanding the basics of student exchange; evaluating reasons for going; choosing a destination country and exchange organization; living in a foreign culture; staying with a host family; finding new friends; and dealing with homesickness and other challenges. Filled with practical advice and tips, The Exchange Student Guidebook provides you with a foundation to make your experience successful and memorable."--Page [4] of cover.

Teach like a champion 2.0 : 62 techniques that put students on the path to college

January 19, 2015
Lemov, Doug, 1967-
San Francisco, CA : Jossey-Bass, a Wiley brand, [2015]
xxxii, 468 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm + 1 DVD (4 3/4 in.)
"One of the most influential teaching guides ever--updated!Teach Like a Champion 2.0 is a complete update to the international bestseller. This teaching guide is a must-have for new and experienced teachers alike. Over 700,000 teachers around the world already know how the techniques in this book turn educators into classroom champions. With ideas for everything from classroom management to inspiring student engagement, you will be able to perfect your teaching practice right away.The first edition of Teach Like a Champion influenced thousands of educators because author Doug Lemov's teaching strategies are simple and powerful. Now, updated techniques and tools make it even easier to put students on the path to college readiness. Here are just a few of the brand new resources available in the 2.0 edition: Over 70 new video clips of real teachers modeling the techniques in the classroom A selection of never before seen techniques inspired by top teachers around the world Brand new structure emphasizing the most important techniques and step by step teaching guidelines Updated content reflecting the latest best practices from outstanding educators With the sample lesson plans, videos, and teachlikeachampion.com online community, you will be teaching like a champion in no time. The classroom techniques you'll learn in this book can be adapted to suit any context. Find out why Teach Like a Champion is a "teaching Bible" for so many educators worldwide"-- Provided by publisher.

Quick answers for busy teachers : solutions to 60 common challenges

January 16, 2015
Breaux, Annette L.
San Francisco : Jossey-Bass, 2015.
xiv, 252 pages ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Challenges with students -- Challenges with adults -- Classroom management challenges -- Instructional challenges -- Professional challenges.
"Deftly handle the sixty most common problems classroom teachers faceQuick Answers for Busy Teachers presents some of the most common challenges teachers encounter in the classroom, and provides expert help toward solving those problems. This easy-to-read guide is organized into short, discreet chapters, making it an ideal quick reference for on-the-spot answers, with practical advice and concise, actionable solutions. Readers will develop systems for dealing with issues that repeatedly crop up, from handling the out-of-control class to falling out of love with the job. The book offers innovative methods and techniques that improve student achievement and behavior while minimizing stress on the teacher. Recover from challenging situations with parents, students, coworkers, or administrators, implement a system that keeps those challenges from happening again, and learn to relax and enjoy this richly rewarding profession.Teaching is difficult. Educators must grapple with a roomful of diverse students, an evolving curriculum, massive organization of books, papers, and supplies, and ever-changing technology. They must deal with challenges from uninvolved parents, overinvolved parents, administrators, and fellow educators. This book helps teachers avoid some of the frustration by providing solutions for the sixty most common challenges teachers face. Deal with the student pushing your buttons, and get that student actively engaged in meaningful learning Keep students on task, and deal effectively with poor test performance Speak your mind at faculty meetings Deal with negative coworkers effectively Handle problem parents without embarrassing students or sacrificing professionalism As a teacher, igniting young minds is only a small part of the battle - it's usually everything else that makes teachers occasionally reconsider their career choice. With solutions and systems in place ahead of time, readers can handle challenges swiftly and skillfully with Quick Answers for Busy Teachers"-- Provided by publisher.

Unstuck and on target! : an executive function curriculum to improve flexibility for children with autism spectrum disorders

January 16, 2015
Baltimore : Paul H. Brookes Pub. Co., ©2011.
xvii, 231 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)

Blended : using disruptive innovation to improve schools

January 13, 2015
Horn, Michael B., author.
San Francisco, CA : Jossey-Bass, [2015]
xxvi, 304 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.
Understanding. What is blended learning? ; Are all classrooms going to blend? -- Mobilizing. Start with the rallying cry ; Organize to innovate -- Designing. Motivate the students ; Elevate teaching ; Design the virtual and physical setup ; Choose the model ; Create the culture ; Discover you way to success ; Conclusion.

The test : why our schools are obsessed with standardized testing-but you don't have to be

January 9, 2015
Kamenetz, Anya, 1980-
New York, NY : PublicAffairs, 2015.
262 pages ; 25 cm
"In many public schools, students are spending up to 28 percent of instructional time on testing and test prep. Starting this year, the introduction of the Common Core State Standards Initiative in 45 states will bring an unprecedented level of new, more difficult, and longer mandatory tests to nearly every classroom in the nation up to five times a year--forcing our national testing obsession to a crisis point. Taxpayers are spending extravagant money on these tests--up to $1.4 billion per year--and excessive tests are stunting children's spirits, adding stress to family life, and slowly killing our country's future competitiveness. Yet even so, we still want our kids to score off the charts on every test they take, in elementary school and beyond. And there will be a lot of them. This book is an exploration of that dilemma, and a strategy for how to solve it"-- Provided by publisher.

Raising passionate readers : 5 easy steps to success in school and life

December 30, 2014
Newman, Nancy, 1944-
New York : Tribeca View Press, 2014.
221 pages ; 23 cm

How to submit a winning scholarship application : secret techniques I used to win $100,000 in college scholarships

December 30, 2014
Spivey, Shay, author.
©2014
113 pages ; 22 cm.
"Shay Spivey shares her proven tips and techniques for submitting a winning scholarship application package. Shay was awarded over $100,000 in scholarships and free financial aid to return to college as an adult student. Scholarships paved the way for her to become the first person in her family to graduate from college. How to Submit a Winning Scholarship Application outlines the documents that scholarship applications typically ask for and how to submit multiple applications quickly and efficiently. The book lists winning tips and techniques that give applicants an advantage. As an added bonus, the author provides sample outlines, scholarships essays, letters and a list of 15 alternative ways to pay for college."--Page [4] of cover.

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