New Arrivals · Education

September 22, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

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.

The most important year : pre-kindergarten and the future of our children

September 12, 2017
Bouffard, Suzanne M., author.
New York : Avery, an imprint of Penguin Random House, [2017]
262 pages ; 24 cm
"An eye-opening look inside pre-K in America and what it will take to give all children the best start in school possible. At the heart of this groundbreaking book are two urgent questions: What do our young children need in the earliest years of school, and how do we ensure that they all get it? Cutting-edge research has proven that early childhood education is crucial for all children to gain the academic and emotional skills they need to succeed later in life. Children who attend quality pre-K programs have a host of positive outcomes including better language, literacy, problem-solving and math skills down the line, and they have a leg up on what appears to be the most essential skill to develop at age four: strong self-control. But even with this overwhelming evidence, early childhood education is at a crossroads in America. We know that children can and do benefit, but we also know that too many of our littlest learners don't get that chance--millions of parents can't find spots for their children, or their preschoolers end up in poor quality programs. With engrossing storytelling, journalist Suzanne Bouffard takes us inside some of the country's best pre-K classrooms to reveal the sometimes surprising ingredients that make them work--and to understand why some programs are doing the opposite of what is best for children. It also chronicles the stories of families and teachers from many backgrounds as they struggle to give their children a good start in school. This book is a call to arms when we are at a crucial moment, and perhaps on the verge of a missed opportunity: We now have the means and the will to have universal pre-kindergarten, but we are also in grave danger of not getting it right"-- Provided by publisher.

Reinventing America's schools : creating a 21st century education system

September 8, 2017
Osborne, David, 1951- author.
New York : Bloomsbury, 2017.
xiii, 408 pages : charts ; 25 cm
Part I. New Orleans: Katrina wipes the slate clean -- The revolution -- The schools -- The results -- Part II. A tale of two systems: education reform in Washington, D.C. -- The birth of charter schools in D.C. -- Michelle Rhee brings in her broom -- The charter board gets serious about quality -- Comparing the charter and traditional sectors -- Part III. Denver: an elected school board adopts a 21st century strategy -- The mile-high city embraces charter schools -- Delivering results -- Denver's remaining challenges -- Part IV. The revolution spreads -- Other cities embrace the 21st century model -- Part V. The keys to success -- The DNA of 21st century systems -- You get what you measure: defining school quality n 21st century systems -- Strategy: getting from here to there -- Appendix A. Measuring school performance in New Orleans, Washington, D.C., and Denver -- Appendix B. What we should learn from Denver's experience with performance pay -- Appendix C. Other districts pursuing 21st century strategies.
"In Reinventing America's Schools, David Osborne, one of the world's foremost experts on public sector reform, offers a comprehensive analysis of the charter school movements and presents a theory that will do for American schools what his New York Times bestseller Reinventing Government did for public governance in 1992. In 2005, when Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans, the city got an unexpected opportunity to recreate their school system from scratch. The state's Recovery School District (RSD), created to turn around failing schools, gradually transformed all of its New Orleans schools into charter schools, and the results are shaking the very foundations of American education. Test scores, school performance scores, graduation and dropout rates, ACT scores, college-going rates, and independent studies all tell the same story: the city's RSD schools have tripled their effectiveness in eight years. Now other cities are following suit, with state governments reinventing failing schools in Newark, Camden, Memphis, Denver, Indianapolis, Cleveland, and Oakland. In this book, Osborne uses compelling stories from cities like New Orleans and lays out the history and possible future of public education. Ultimately, he uses his extensive research to argue that in today's world, we should treat every public school like a charter school and grant them autonomy, accountability, diversity of school designs, and parental choice."

Empower your students : tools to inspire a meaningful school experience, grades 6-12

September 6, 2017
Porosoff, Lauren, 1975- author.
Bloomington, IN : Solution Tree Press, [2018]
226 pages ; 28 cm
"Weinstein confront the topic of values head on. Through values, middle and high school teachers can help students find meaning in school. With their warm, engaging writing, Porosoff and Weinstein detail activities and strategies for seven elements -(1) exploration, (2)motivation, (3)participation, (4)openness, (5)willingness, (6)empathy, and (7)resilience -that will empower students to choose and follow through on their values"--Back cover.

Blurred lines : rethinking sex, power, and consent on campus

September 5, 2017
Grigoriadis, Vanessa, author.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017.
xxxv, 332 pages ; 24 cm
Part I: Consensual -- Planet college, millennial edition -- Number-one party school -- A boy's life -- Part II: Nonconsensual -- Carnal knowledge -- "Rape girls" -- Rape theory 101 -- The accused -- Guilty -- Part III: The man -- The fixer -- Adult supervision -- Phoebe -- Down with the frats -- Battleground.

Barron's MAT, Miller analogies test.

August 29, 2017
Hauppauge, N.Y. : Barron's, c2009-
v. ; 28 cm.

Write your way in : crafting an unforgettable college admissions essay

August 25, 2017
Toor, Rachel, author.
Chicago : The University of Chicago Press, 2017.
169 pages ; 22 cm.
Introduction: the quest for the special secret sauce -- What you need to know before you start writing. Steal, steal, steal: learning to read like a writer ; Craft your "I": thinking of yourself as a character ; Sex, drugs, and Palestinian statehood: finding a topic ; AMANDA + JIM ; Aboutness: an essay is often about something other than what it's about ; ADAM FINDS HIS PIRATES ; The hole in the donut: writing about the hardest thing ; Tell us about your world in two hundred words: The short answers ; EMMA'S SHORTIES -- Getting it down on the page and then cleaning it up. Shitty first drafts: the importance of allowing yourself to write badly ; Seeing again: revision means re-vision ; Don't try to hook the reader like a trout: the opening lines ; PEYTON'S ANKLE ; Danger! Some moves not to make ; Semicolons are like loaded guns: mechanics matter ; My little bag of writing tricks: some tips -- Conclusion: getting it done.

1,001 GED test practice questions

August 22, 2017
Donnelly, Stuart, author.
Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., [2017]
v, 448 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
"You made a smart decision when you chose to take the GED Test. Think of this book and its online partner as your personal, go-anywhere tutor to help you prepare! With hundreds of sample questions for each of the four sections, it gives you plenty of practice. You'll find detailed answers and explanations to help you learn, as well as ways to track your progress to see where you need more work. Study anywhere, anytime" --Back cover.

It won't be easy : an exceedingly honest (and slightly unprofessional) love letter to teaching

August 21, 2017
Rademacher, Tom, 1981- author.
xiii, 189 pages ; 22 cm
Foreword copyrighted 2015.
Foreword: Dave Eggers -- Introduction: The rules -- Welcome to the shitshow -- The interview -- Getting along with grown-ups -- Crappy job, great career -- Extra pants and other teacher essentials -- Watch your mouth -- Fear, anger, and controlling a classroom -- So, you think you're a terrible teacher -- The goddamn Internet -- The worst advice ever -- White-guy bullshit -- When kids work for change -- Give your room to the kids --Liberal racism, racist racism, and the middle road -- When bad things happen -- I quit -- Summer, again -- Let me tell you about these kids
Tom Rademacher wishes someone had handed him this sort of book along with his teaching degree: a clear-eyed, frank, boots-on-the ground account of what he was getting into. But first he had to write it. And as 2014's Minnesota Teacher of the Year, Rademacher knows what he's talking about. Less a how-to manual than a tribute to an impossible and impossibly rewarding profession, It Won't Be Easy captures the experience of teaching in all its messy glory. The book follows a year of teaching, with each chapter tackling a different aspect of the job. Pulling no punches (and resisting no punch lines), he writes about establishing yourself in a new building; teaching meaningful classes, keeping students a priority; investigating how race, gender, and identity affect your work; and why it's a good idea to keep an extra pair of pants at school. Along the way he answers the inevitable and the unanticipated questions, from what to do with Google to how to tell if you're really a terrible teacher, to why "Keep your head down" might well be the worst advice for a new teacher.Though directed at prospective and newer teachers, It Won't Be Easy is short on jargon and long on practical wisdom, accessible to anyone -- teacher, student, parent, pundit -- who is interested in a behind-the-curtain look at teaching and willing to understand that, while there are no simple answers, there is power in learning to ask the right questions.

[Collection of Mary Corre Foster letters],

August 17, 2017
Foster, Mary Corre, author.
[Cincinnati, Ohio], 1938-1973.
1 folder (17 letters, 2 booklets, 1 photograph) : illustration ; 24-32 cm
Title supplied by cataloger.
Collection held in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Collection consists of individual copies of letters, ranging in size, two booklets, and one small photograph and enclosed in folder.
Photograph of Mary Corre Foster dated Feb. 26, 1963 -- Letters. April 24, 1938 ; July 5, 1945 ; December 20, 1948 ; December 1952 ; December 1953 ; December 31, 1954 ; 1958 ; December 1959 ; December 1960 ; December 1961 ; May 1, 1963 ; October 1964 ; April 26, 1965 ; November, 1965 ; December 1966 ; December 1967 ; December 1973 -- Booklets. Retirement dinner honoring Miss Mary P. Corre, Mrs. Elwood (Rose) Newhall, Mr. Samuel W. Fogle, Woodward High School May 17, 1961 ; National Vocational Guidance Association Convention fiftieth anniversary program, April 10, 1963.
Materials donated by Walter Friedenberg regarding the life and career of Mary Corre Foster who worked for Cincinnati Public Schools from 1922-1961 where she was head of guidance counseling for the system. In 1955 she became the first woman president of the American Personnel and Guidance Association. In 1958 she was invited by then President Eisenhower to attend the White House Conference on Education.

Mapping leadership : the tasks that matter for improving teaching and learning in schools

August 16, 2017
Halverson, Richard, author.
San Francisco, CA : Jossey-Bass ; Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, 2017.
209 pages ; 23 cm
Distributed leadership in action -- Mapping school leadership : research base and domains -- Domain 1 : focus on learning -- Domain 2 : monitoring teaching and learning -- Domain 3 : designing professional community -- Domain 4 : acquiring and allocating resources -- Domain 5 : creating safe and effective learning environments -- Mapping leadership practice.
"Drawing on twenty years of research in schoool effectiveness, this book presents a distributed model of school leadership that leads to continuous school improvement... Recognizing that the principal is one actor in a complex web of activity, the focus is on a range of leadership and instructional practices to be shared across the team... The book is connected to the CALL (comprehensive assesment of leadership for learning), the in-depth assessment that leadership teams use to diagnose a school's effectiveness" --Back cover.

The growth mindset playbook : a teacher's guide to promoting student success

August 16, 2017
Brock, Annie, author.
192 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
The warm-up -- Play 1: the best we can be -- Play 2: building positive relationships -- Play 3: brain training -- Play 4: mission: metacognition -- Play 5: after the fall (failure as a path to success) -- Play 6: the shame game -- Play 7: the human connection -- Play 8: fostering a happy, collaborative classroom -- Play 9: increasing engagement -- Play 10: moonshots -- Self-care and reflection.

Vanity fair's schools for scandal : the inside dramas at 16 of America's most elite campuses--plus Oxford!

August 16, 2017
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2017.
vii, 388 pages ; 24 cm
Introduction / Cullen Murphy -- Secrets & rituals. Yale's skull and bones club: "Powerful secrets" / Alexandra Robbins -- Oxford's dangerous sports club: "Extreme Oxford" / Brett Martin -- Morality tales. Hillsdale College: "Deadly devotion" -- St. Paul's School: "Dangerous privilege" / Todd S. Purdum -- Miss Porter's school: "The code of Miss Porter's" Evgenia Peretz -- Stanford Graduate School of Business: "Case study in scandal" / David Margolick -- Phantom charges. Duke Lacrosse case: "That championship scandal" / Buzz Bissinger -- UVA-Rolling Stone case: "Shadows on the lawn" / Sarah Ellison -- Campus controversial. Kent School headmaster vs. Family guy's Seth MacFarlane: "The Kent School mystery" / Michael Shnayerson -- Transylvania University art heist: "Majoring in crime" / John Falk -- Perilous patterns. Phillips Exeter Academy: "Exeter's passion play" / Jesse Kornbluth -- St. Paul's School: "A private-school affair" / Alex Shoumatoff -- United States Air Force Academy: "Code of dishonor" / Clara Bingham -- Marlborough School: "The prep school and predator" / Evgenia Peretz -- St. George's School: "St. George's hidden dragons" / Benjamin Wallace -- Follow the money. Harvard: "Rich Harvard, poor Harvard" / Nina Munk -- Columbia's St. Anthony Hall: "Hall of secrets" / John Sedgwick -- Trump University: "Big hair on campus" / William D. Cohan.
A collection of essays focuses on the political, sexual, and administrative scandals that have recently rocked college and prep school campuses, from the Duke lacrosse team's rape case to the allegations against the now-closed Trump University.

Beyond test scores : a better way to measure school quality

August 16, 2017
Schneider, Jack (Writer on education), author.
Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2017.
326 pages ; 22 cm
Introduction -- Wrong answer: standardized tests and their limitations -- Through a glass darkly: how parents and policymakers gauge school quality -- What really matters: a new framework for school quality -- But how do we get that kind of information? making use of new tools -- An information superhighway: making data usable -- A new accountability: making data matter -- Conclusion -- Postscript.
What makes a school a "good" school? It's hard to say, and our current methods of measuring school quality are crude and often misleading. Parents who face the problem of where to matriculate their children are often left to surf websites that only offer one or two metrics by which to measure school accomplishment. Or they ask around among neighbors, work colleagues, and so on; the problem, of course, is that nearly everyone thinks the school their children attend is a "good" school. Lawmakers and education reformers review spreadsheets containing data that only confirm what we already know: high average test scores, the metric most often used to indicate school quality, are merely a reflection of the socioeconomic status of students who attend the school. But which schools improve scores the most? Which are best at protecting kids from bullying and harassment? Which schools are best at science, at the arts? Which schools are best at preparing underserved groups for college and the job market? None of the metrics for school quality that are currently widely available are helpful at answering these questions. Schneider led a team of researchers who asked people what they thought made for a good school. The answers they provided sometimes aligned with the measures policymakers and researchers have deemed important--and sometimes not. Then they set out to design a new system for measuring school quality that would allow Americans to figure out which schools were good at doing what and how to hold schools accountable for improving outcomes.-- Provided by publisher.

Peterson's 2 year colleges.

August 14, 2017
Princeton, N.J. : Peterson's,
v. : ill., maps ; 28 cm.

Peterson's how to get money for college.

August 14, 2017
Lawrenceville, NJ : Peterson's, c2009-
v. ; 28 cm.
"Financing your future beyond federal aid."

Baby steps to STEM : infant and toddler science, technology, engineering, and math activities

August 14, 2017
Barbre, Jean, author.
St. Paul, MN : Redleaf Press, 2017.
x, 181 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
How infants, toddlers, and twos learn -- The role of the caregiver -- Enhancing STEM learning in young children -- STEM activities.
"Jean Barbre's newest book offers rich, play-based, and developmentally appropriate STEM activities for the youngest of children--infants, toddlers, and twos. It also provides teachers with a strong basis of theory and practice in support of early childhood STEM education, instilling an awareness of the teachable STEM moments and suggesting a plethora of strategies, techniques, tips, and tools to lay the foundation for young children's twenty-first century STEM learning"-- Provided by publisher.

No kidding about bullying : 126 ready-to-use activities to help kids manage anger, resolve conflicts, build empathy, and get along

August 11, 2017
Drew, Naomi, author
Minneapolis, MN : Free Spirit Publishing, [2017]
ix, 291 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
"Grades 3-6"--T.p.
"Updated book for educators and youth leaders includes 126 lessons and hands-on activities to prevent bullying, build compassion, and help kids cope with the effects of unkindness. The book can be used alone or as a complement to anti-bullying and character education programs already in place. Includes digital content"-- Provided by publisher.

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