New Arrivals · Education

January 25, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Rethinking school : how to take charge of your child's education

January 24, 2018
Bauer, Susan Wise, author.
xiv, 264 pages ; 24 cm
Part I: The system. The way we do school ; The three biggest myths about school -- Part II: Mismatches. You can't make the Earth go around the Sun faster ; Differences, disabilities, and disorders ; The perils of the gifted and the good ; The toxic classroom -- Part III: Taking control. Basic principles (or, How not to be "that" parent) ; Control the tests ; Challenge the homework monster ; Accelerate (but don't necessarily skip) ; Shift the method -- Part IV: Rethinking the system. The end result ; The child's vision ; All the other things school does ; Solving for X -- Part V: Opting out. Deciding to homeschool ; Getting started in five steps ; Out-of-the-box teaching strategies ; Radical alternatives -- Postscript: About college.
"In five illuminating sections, Bauer teaches parents how to flex the K-12 system, rather than the child. She closely analyzes the traditional school structure, gives trenchant criticisms of its weaknesses, and offers a wealth of advice for parents of children whose difficulties may stem from struggling with learning differences, maturity differences, toxic classroom environments, and even from giftedness..."--Dust jacket.

Off the charts : the hidden lives and lessons of American child prodigies

January 22, 2018
Hulbert, Ann, author.
xviii, 372 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Part I: Nature vs. nurture. The wonder boys of Harvard ; "A very free child" -- Part II: Daughters and dreams. "A renaissance of creative genius in girlhood" ; Performance pressures -- Part III: Rebels with causes. Bobby Fischer's battles ; The programmers -- Part IV: Miracles and strivers. The mystery of savant syndrome ; Tiger parents, super children.
Presents an exploration of child genius through the stories of fifteen exceptionally gifted young people, from cybernetics founder Norbert Wiener and chess master Bobby Fischer to movie icon Shirley Temple and African-American musician Philippa Schuyler.

More than magnets : science activities for young children, preschool and kindergarten

January 18, 2018
Moomaw, Sally, 1948- author.
xii, 388 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Understanding and applying science standards for young children -- Life science : animals -- Life science : plants -- Earth and space sciences -- Physical science : simple machines -- Physical sciences : force, motion, and change -- Science in art and music.
"Take the uncertainty out of teaching science to children with this comprehensive curriculum framework that aligns with early learning standards. Enjoy over 100 interactive activities guaranteed to encourage children to explore their world. Each activity includes background scientific information for teachers, a guide to implementation, and children's typical responses"

Coding, robotics, and engineering for young students : a tech beginnings curriculum, grades pre-K-2

January 10, 2018
Gadzikowski, Ann.
Waco, Texas : Prufrock Press Inc., [2017]
171 pages ; 28 cm.
"Aligned with the K-12 computer science framework. Emphasizes active, hands-on learning. No prior computer science training required." --Cover.
Track I. Coding constructions -- Track II. Story code -- Track III. Robot stories -- Track IV. Robot quest (program your own adventure).
This book builds foundational computer science and robotics skills and knowledge in bright Pre-K-grade-2 students. The curriculum emphasizes active, hands-on, and collaborative learning. Students are challenged to learn computer science content, such as coding, and robotics and engineering concepts, as well as practice high-level academic skills, such as creative problem solving, computational thinking, and critical thinking. --Back cover.

Basic skills for the GED test

January 10, 2018
462 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
At head of title: The Princeton Review.
Presents a study guide for the GED test, offering reviews of core topics and skills, guided lessons with hands-on exercises, and over 725 questions with explanations.

The education of Eva Moskowitz : a memoir

January 10, 2018
Moskowitz, Eva S., author.
viii, 381 pages ; 24 cm.
Eva Moskowitz, the outspoken founder and CEO of the charter school Success Academy, has battled to reform America's education system. In this memoir, Moskowitz tells of how she became a forward-thinking education entrepreneur and her fight to establish nearly three dozen schools--activism that has made her into one of the most polarizing figures in New York City and beyond. Now, having established a remarkable, even unprecedented, track record for guiding the city's most disadvantaged children to high academic performance, Moskowitz addresses the battles she has won and lost, writing candidly about the people who seek to undermine her work--most notably New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio--and celebrating the powerful allies who have aided her cause, including former Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Robotics for young children : STEM activities and simple coding

January 5, 2018
Gadzikowski, Ann, author.
xii, 148 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
"This book offers ideas for introducing young children to both the building of and the programming of robots through playful, developmentally appropriate activities. Suggested materials include traditional toys like blocks and clay, household items like clocks and radios, and tech devices like tablets and robotics kits"-- Provided by publisher.

Barron's Praxis core exams.

January 3, 2018
Hauppauge, New York : Barrons, [2015]-
volume : illustrations ; 28 cm
"Core academic skills for educators : Reading (5712), Writing (5722), Mathematics (5732)."

The power of self-advocacy for gifted learners : teaching the 4 essential steps to success

January 3, 2018
Douglas, Deb, 1950-
Minneapolis, MN : Free Spirit Publishing Inc., 2018.
xi, 195 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
"Book for educators on teaching self-advocacy skills to gifted learners in four steps: 1) understand their rights and responsibilities, 2) develop their learner profiles, 3) investigate options and opportunities, 4) connect with advocates. Included are instructions for conducting a day-long self-advocacy workshop with gifted students. Digital content included"-- Provided by publisher.

How to create digital portfolios to showcase your achievements and interests

January 3, 2018
McCormick, Anita Louise, author.
New York : Rosen Publishing, 2018.
64 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Introduction -- What are digital portfolios? -- Why create a digital portfolio? -- Skills for creating an outstanding digital portfolio -- What to include in your digital portfolio -- What digital platform should i use? -- Beyond creating a digital portfolio.
In todays world, creating a digital portfolio that showcases academic and personal achievements is one of the best ways for students to present their accomplishments to organizations, college administrators, and potential employers. A digital portfolio can creatively demonstrate how a students interests and academic abilities have developed over time through the use of various media, including photos, blogs, sound files, and videos. This title will help readers learn how to select the best digital portfolio for their needs and know what to include so their accomplishments will truly stand out.

Cracking the PSAT/NMSQT.

January 2, 2018
New York : Random House,
v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Vols. for 2003-<2014a> by Jeff Rubenstein and Adam Robinson ; <2016-2018> by the staff of the Princeton Review.
At head of title: The Princeton Review.

How to create digital portfolios to show what you know

January 2, 2018
Timmons, Angie, author.
New York : Rosen Publishing, 2018.
64 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Introduction -- So what is a digital portfolio? -- Creating a digital portfolio -- Artifacts: portfolio-worthy items -- Introductions and reflection -- Digital portfolios in the real world and right now.
This guide explores the use of a diverse selection of elements to demonstrate proficiencies and skill sets. Students are introduced to the concept of using artifacts and reflection to showcase not only what they ve learned but how they ve learned: how to demonstrate both their areas of study and interest and final products alongside pieces of evidence that demonstrate the process leading up to a final product. This title will aid students in the process of drawing connections between elements and reflection, and using feedback to build portfolios.

The newcomers : finding refuge, friendship, and hope in an American classroom

December 21, 2017
Thorpe, Helen, 1965- author.
xv, 396 pages ; 24 cm
The newcomers and those who welcomed them -- Part I: Fall. Nice to meet you ; The chair is short ; Smile ; Do you want a pencil? ; Have you seen war? ; Bonita ; Does she know Jesus? -- Part II: Winter. Delicious stick of butter ; The realist ; What five times (or, "I work my ass off") ; Our souls at night -- Part III: Spring. Well-taped boxes ; We hate sheep ; Wir schaffen das ; Silly one ; Qalb ; Busy, busy, busy ; Miss, I have nerves -- Part IV: Summer. Heal Africa -- Part V: Fall. Careless driving ; What is resolution?
Follows the lives of twenty-two immigrant teenagers from nations devastated by drought or famine or war, over the course of their first school year in America. The talented and endlessly resourceful Denver South High School teacher Mr. Eddie Williams welcomes these students, who speak fourteen different languages but no English and are completely unfamiliar with American culture, to his specially created English Language Acquisition class. He guides them through the enormous challenges of gaining basic English skills, adapting to life in the developed world, and coping with the usual pangs of adolescence. Together their class represents a microcosm of the global refugee crisis, and highlights the moral issues of immigration, inclusion, and America's role on the global stage.

Mindsets for parents : strategies to encourage growth mindsets in kids

December 15, 2017
Ricci, Mary Cay, 1960- author.
Waco, Texas : Prufrock Press Inc., [2016]
ix, 168 pages ; 24 cm
What are mindsets and how do they affect our children? -- What is the role of parents in developing a growth mindset? -- How do our praise and feedback impact our children's mindsets? -- Why is it important for children to understand how the brain works? -- How can we develop perseverance and resiliency in our children? -- What about mindsets at school? -- How can I develop a growth mindset for my child in sports and the arts? -- What are some growth mindset experiences that I can try at home?
All parents want their children to be successful in school, sports, and extracurricular activities. But it's not just about giving your kids praise or setting them on the right direction. Research shows that success is often dependent on mindset. Hard work, perseverance, and effort are all hallmarks of a growth mindset. That's where Mindsets for Parents: Strategies to Encourage Growth Mindsets in Kids comes in. Designed to provide parents with a roadmap for developing a growth mindset home environment, this book's conversational style and real-word examples make the popular mindsets topic approachable and engaging. It includes tools for informally assessing the mindsets of both parent and child, easy-to-understand brain research, and suggested strategies and resources for use with children of any age. This book gives parents and guardians powerful knowledge and methods to help themselves and their children learn to embrace life's challenges with a growth mindset and an eye toward increasing their effort and success!

Love the journey to college: guidance from an admissions consultant and her daughter

December 8, 2017
Madenberg, Jill.
New York : Post Hill Press, [2017]
xvi, 217 pages ; 21 cm
Includes index.
Jill Madenberg draws upon her 20-plus years of counseling experience while her daughter Amanda--a student who just recently went off to college--adds tips and personal stories. Whether you are wondering how to choose high school classes and activities, create a realistic college list, get the most out of a campus visit, or maintain a positive and healthy attitude, Love the Journey to College will help you make educated decisions throughout the process--and show you how to do it with a smile.

Cracking the ACT.

December 6, 2017
New York : Villard Books,
v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
At head of title: The Princeton Review.

Northern Kentucky's first college : Villa Madonna-Thomas More College

December 4, 2017
Mielech, Ronald A.
Charleston, SC : History Press, 2010.
90 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Acknowledgements -- Introduction -- The beginning -- Academics -- The campus -- Student activities -- Athletics -- Special events -- Notable faculty and alums -- Conclusion -- About the author.

The ooey gooey handbook : identifying and creating child-centered environments

November 30, 2017
Murphy, Lisa, author.
132 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Previously published by Learning Through Adventure Publishing, 2001.
Now includes a new introduction from Lisa and the science words.

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." --

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