New Arrivals · Education

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

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.

A champion's guide to success in spelling bees : fundamentals of spelling bee competition and preparation

December 23, 2014
Andrews, Ned G.
Charleston, SC : CreateSpace, c2014.
ii, 115 p. ; 22 cm.
Includes bibliographical references.
"1994 Scripps National Spelling Bee Champion"--cover.

More than a score : the new uprising against high-stakes testing

December 22, 2014
Chicago, Illinois : Haymarket Books, 2014.
xiii, 322 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
"For too long so-called education reformers, mostly billionaires, politicians, and others with little or no background in teaching, have gotten away with using standardized testing to punish our nation's youth and educators. Now, across the country, students are walking out, parents are opting their children out, and teachers are refusing to administer these detrimental exams. In fact, the "reformers" today find themselves facing the largest revolt in US history against high-stakes, standardized testing. More Than a Score is a collection of essays, poems, speeches, and interviews--accounts of personal courage and trenchant insights--from frontline fighters who are defying the corporate education reformers, often at great personal and professional risk, and fueling a national movement to reclaim and transform public education. Along with the voices of students, parents, teachers, administrators, and grassroots education activists, the book features renowned education researchers and advocates, including Diane Ravitch, Alfie Kohn, Wayne Au, Nancy Carlsson-Paige, Karen Lewis, Carol Burris, and Mark Naison"-- from publisher's web site.

"Is it easy being green?" : writing the new college application essay

December 17, 2014
Nevin, Justin.
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks, [2014]
xiii, 200 pages ; 22 cm
Introduction. The personal essay : a creative equivalent to the five-paragraph essay -- Essays. Narrative essay : the stories we tell ; Lyric essays : inviting the reader in ; Fact vs. truth : what our experiences mean ; Reduction and style before content : making people into characters and learning to leave material out ; Campus narratives, short responses, and non-narrative responses -- Techniques. What makes the personal essay tick : a look at narrative-lyric balancing ; Not just another English essay : making space for creativity in personal writing ; Maximizing creativity in the personal essay ; Other compositional considerations -- Some final thoughts -- Appendices. A1. Essay questions you might see -- A2. Strategies for brainstorming personal material -- A3. Matching essays with applications -- A4. Timelines for applying -- A5. Organizational charts -- A6. Teacher recommendations -- A7. Interview with an Ivy League interviewer -- A8. Interview with a Stanford student-athlete alumnus -- Easy being green online.

Peterson's graduate and professional programs, an overview.

December 16, 2014
Princeton, N.J. : Peterson's,
v. : ill. ; 28 cm.

Peterson's graduate programs in the humanities, arts, & social sciences.

December 16, 2014
Princeton, N.J. : Peterson's,
v. : ill. ; 28 cm.

Peterson's graduate programs in engineering & applied sciences.

December 16, 2014
Princeton, N.J. : Peterson's,
v. : ill. ; 28 cm.

Peterson's graduate programs in biological/biomedical sciences & health-related medical professions.

December 16, 2014
Lawrenceville, N.J. : Peterson's Pub., c2013-
v. : ill. ; 28 cm.

Peterson's graduate programs in business, education, information studies, law & social work.

December 16, 2014
Lawerenceville, N.J. : Peterson's Pub., c2013-
v. : ill. ; 28 cm.

Lost at school : why our kids with behavioral challenges are falling through the cracks and how we can help them

December 15, 2014
Greene, Ross W.
©2014
xv, 317 pages ; 22 cm
School of hard knocks -- Kids do well if they can -- Lesson plans -- Let's get it started -- Bumps in the road -- The icing on the cake -- Meeting of the minds -- School of thought -- Lives in the balance.
Counsels parents and educators on how to best safeguard the interests of children with behavioral, emotional, and social challenges, in a guide that identifies the misunderstandings and practices that are contributing to a growing number of student failures.

Out of habit : my life as Xavier University's unlikely point guard

December 12, 2014
Fleming, Rose Ann, 1935-
Wilmington, Ohio : Orange Frazer Press, [2014]
xiv, 209 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.

How to teach your baby math

December 11, 2014
Doman, Glenn.
Garden City Park, NY : Square One Publishers, c2005.
242 p. : ill. ; 21 cm.
Includes index.
Now revised and updated, this guide shows just how easy and pleasurable it is to teach young children mathematics through the development of thinking and reasoning skills.

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