New Arrivals · Education

November 20, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

And five miles farther : a history of the first 75 years of the Cincinnati Country Day School, 1926-2001

November 19, 2014
Cincinnati Country Day School, book producer.
124 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm.
Designed by Noel Martin.

150+ screen-free activities for kids : the very best and easiest playtime activities from!

November 18, 2014
Citro, Asia.
Avon, Massachusetts : Adams Media, [2014]
255 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.

Cyberbullying in social media within educational institutions : featuring student, employee, and parent information

November 11, 2014
Horowitz, Merle, 1952-
Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, 2014.
xv, 195 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
"Published in partnership with the American Association of School Administrators."

Minecraft in the classroom : ideas, inspiration, and student projects for teachers

November 10, 2014
Berkeley, CA : Peachpit Press, [2015].
xii, 276 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.

Should junk food be sold in school?

November 10, 2014
Farmington Hills, Mich. : Greenhaven Press, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning, [2014]
105 pages ; 24 cm.

Privilege : the making of an adolescent elite at St. Paul's School

November 7, 2014
Khan, Shamus Rahman.
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2011.
232 pages ; 24 cm.
Introduction : democratic inequality -- The new elite -- Finding one's place -- The ease of privilege -- Gender and the performance of privilege -- Learning Beowulf and Jaws -- Conclusion -- Methodological and theoretical reflections.

Writing the story within : becoming the writer you came here to be!

November 5, 2014
Richards, Chip.
Glen Waverley, Vic. : Blue Angel Publishing, ©2012.
288 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
"A dynamic creative journey." - cover.

Lessons of hope : how to fix our schools

November 4, 2014
Klein, Joel I., 1946-
New York, NY : Harper, [2014]
xix, 292 pages ; 24 cm
"In this revealing and thoughtful memoir, the former chancellor of the New York City schools offers the behind-the-scenes story of the city's dramatic campaign to improve public education and an inspiring blueprint for national reform. In 2002, New York City's newly elected mayor, Michael Bloomberg, began his first term with a controversial announcement: his administration had won control of the city's school system in a first step toward reversing its precipitous decline. Joel Klein, an accomplished lawyer completely outside of the education establishment, was selected to lead this ambitious, unprecedented campaign. Lessons of Hope is Klein's inside account of his eight-year mission of improvement: demanding accountability; eliminating political favoritism; and battling a powerful teachers' union that seemed determined to protect the worst in its ranks. Klein's initiative resulted in more school choice, higher graduation rates, and improved test scores. The New York City model is now seen as a national blueprint for meaningful school reform. But the journey was not easy. Klein faced resistance and conflict at every turn. Lessons of Hope serves as a guide to the problems plaguing public education and how they can be solved. At its core lies Klein's personal story: his humble upbringing in Brooklyn and Queens and the essential role that outstanding public school teachers played in nurturing his success. Provocative and illuminating, Lessons of Hope is essential reading for anyone concerned about the future of American public education"-- Provided by publisher.

Teaching the common core math standards with hands-on activities, grades K-2

October 30, 2014
Muschla, Judith A., author.
Hoboken, NJ : Jossey-Bass, 2014.
xiii, 274 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Includes index.
"The new Common Core Math Standards have been formulated to provide students with instruction that will help them acquire a thorough knowledge of math at their grade level, which will enable them to move on to higher mathematics with competence and confidence. Along with learning concepts and skills, students need instruction and activities that encourage them to collaborate with other students, utilize technology, communicate ideas about math both orally and in writing, and gain an appreciation of the significance of mathematics to modern life. Hands-on Activities for Teaching the Common Core Math Standards, Grades K-2 is designed to address these needs. This resource has several important goals. The activities in this book will help students: Gain understanding of math concepts and skills, based on the new Common Core Standards, apply their understanding of concepts and skills, develop proficiency in calculations, learn to think abstractly, think critically using mathematical reasoning, employ various problem-solving strategies, gain fluency in communicating about math, develop the foundation for success in higher mathematics"-- Provided by publisher.

A guide to great field trips

October 29, 2014
Carroll, Kathleen, 1946- author.
262 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm.
Why take field trips? -- The world as the classroom: where to go and what to do -- Caring and curiosity: the foundations of field trips -- Field trips are for learning! -- Handling logistics: a field trip essential.

College 101 : a girl's guide to freshman year

October 29, 2014
Zeilinger, Julie, 1993-
Waco, Texas : Prufrock Press, Inc., 2014.
207 pages ; 23 cm
What college is really like -- Preparing for D-Day: Getting ready for freshman year (and how to deal when it actually happens) -- Academics (Oh, right, college is also about learning and stuff) -- Mind, body, and spirit: How to keep (all parts of) yourself alive and well -- Let's talk about debt, baby -- Animal House, smart girl style (Your social life) -- How to do college (or Why all of this matters).
This first-person perspective of a young woman who recently experienced her freshman year shows, in a humorous, tongue-in-cheek manner, what to expect during the first year of college, including tips and tricks for surviving college life.

Teaching in the Terrordome : two years in West Baltimore with Teach for America

October 27, 2014
Lanier, Heather Kirn.
Columbia, Mo. ; London : University of Missouri Press, ©2012.
x, 237 pages ; 23 cm
Heather Kirn Lanier joined Teach For America (TFA), a program that thrusts eager but inexperienced college graduates into America's most impoverished areas to teach, asking them to do whatever is necessary to catch their disadvantaged kids up to the rest of the nation. With little more than a five-week teacher boot camp and the knowledge that David Simon referred to her future school as "The Terrordome," the altruistic and naive Lanier devoted herself to attaining the program's goals but met obstacles on all fronts.

Paying for college without going broke.

October 23, 2014
New York, NY : Random House, Inc.,
v. ; 26 cm.
Vols. for 1998-<2015> by Kalman A. Chany with Geoff Martz.
At head of title: The Princeton Review.

Dear Malala, we stand with you

October 23, 2014
McCarney, Rosemary A., author.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations, 23 x 29 cm.
"Originally published in hardcover in Canada as Every Day is Malala Day by Second Story Press, Toronto, Canada, in 2014."--Colophon.

Foundation grants to individuals.

October 22, 2014
New York : The Foundation Center,
v. ; 24-28 cm.

Simply seasonal : literacy

October 10, 2014
96 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
"Build phonemic awareness, alphabet skills, and phonics all year long with the fun skill-building activities in Simply Seasonal: Literacy! The 12 big units are based on popular seasonal themes--including apples, pumpkins, snow, hearts, spring babies, and beach--and feature simple-to-do early literacy ideas and reproducible helpers compiled from the Simply Seasonal ABCs series."--Page 4 of cover.

Teaching kids with learning difficulties in today's classroom : how every teacher can help struggling students succeed

October 10, 2014
Winebrenner, Susan, 1939-
Minneapolis : Free Spirit Publishing, [2014]
xiii, 271 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm

The exceptional teacher's handbook : the first-year special education teacher's guide to success

October 3, 2014
Shelton, Carla F.
xv, 219 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm

A chronicle of echoes : who's who in the implosion of American public education

October 3, 2014
Schneider, Mercedes K. (Mercedes Katherine), author.
Charlotte, NC : Information Age Publishing, Inc., [2014]
xiv, 493 pages ; 24 cm

The Muslim family guide to successful homeschooling

September 30, 2014
Alqarnain, Jamila.
[California] : Noon Publishing, 2011.
252 p. ; 23 cm.
Advice about homeschooling your child in an Islamic home environment.

Writing successful college applications : it's more than just the essay

September 29, 2014
Muchnick, Cynthia Clumeck, author.
New York : Peterson's, 2014.
xv, 295 pages ; 23 cm

The faculty lounges : and other reasons why you won't get the college education you paid for

September 19, 2014
Riley, Naomi Schaefer.
Chicago : Ivan R. Dee ; [Lanham, Md.] : Distributed by National Book Network, [2011].
xiii, 195 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
A new look at an old question -- The battle cry of academic freedom -- Stop the academic presses: get teachers back in the classroom -- The academic underclass -- The unions are coming -- University politics and the politics of the university -- Following the money -- Afterword: the Olin experiment.
College tuition has risen four times faster than the rate of inflation in the past two decades. While faculties like to blame the rising costs on fancy athletic buildings and bloated administrations, professors are hardly getting the short end of the stick. Spending on instruction has increased 22 percent over the past decade at private research universities. Parents and taxpayers shouldn't get overheated about faculty salaries: tenure is where they should concentrate their anger. The jobs-for-life entitlement that comes with an ivory tower position is at the heart of so many problems with higher education today. Veteran journalist Naomi Schaefer Riley, an alumna of one of the country's most expensive and best-endowed schools, explores how tenure has promoted a class system in higher education, leaving contingent faculty who are barely making minimum wage and have no time for students to teach large swaths of the undergraduate population. She shows how the institution of tenure forces junior professors to keep their mouths shut for a decade or more if they disagree with senior faculty about anything from politics to research methods. And she examines how the institution of tenure -- with the job security, mediocre salaries and low levels of accountability it entails -- may be attracting the least innovative and interesting members of our society into teaching.--Publisher.

Western College for Women

September 17, 2014
Johnson, Jacqueline, 1965- author.
127 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.

GED test for dummies

September 17, 2014
Shukyn, Murray, author.
Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, Inc., [2014]
x, 466 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.

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