New Arrivals · Education

December 3, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The top American research universities.

December 2, 2016
Gainesville, FL : TheCenter at the University of Florida,
v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Title from cover.

Colleges that change lives : 40 schools that will change the way you think about colleges

November 21, 2016
Pope, Loren.
New York : Penguin Books, 2012.
ix, 340 pages ; 20 cm
Includes index.
"Revised by Hilary Masell Oswald."
Getting beyond the hype (or why you can relax and enjoy your college search) -- Required reading: College myth busters -- Taking your learning disability to college (and why you're going to love it!) -- Northeast : Allegheny College, Meadville, Pennsylvania ; Clark University, Worcester, Massachusetts ; Juniata College, Huntingdon, Pennsylvania ; Marlboro College, Marlboro, Vermont ; Ursinus College, Collegeville, Pennsylvania -- Mid-Atlantic : Emory & Henry College, Emory, Virginia ; Goucher College, Towson, Maryland ; Lynchburg College, Lynchburg, Virginia ; McDaniel College, Westminster, Maryland -- South : Agnes Scott College, Decatur, Georgia ; Birmingham-Southern College, Birmingham, Alabama ; Centre College, Danville, Kentucky ; Eckerd College, St. Petersburg, Florida ; Guilford College, Greensboro, North Carolina ; Hendrix College, Conway, Arkansas ; Millsaps College, Jackson, Mississippi ; New College of Florida, Sarasota, Florida ; Rhodes College, Memphis, Tennessee -- Midwest : Beloit College, Beloit, Wisconsin ; Cornell College, Mount Vernon, Iowa ; Denison University, Granville, Ohio ; Earlham College, Richmond, Indiana ; Hillsdale College, Hillsdale, Michigan ; Hope College, Holland, Michigan ; Kalamazoo College, Kalamazoo, Michigan ; Knox College, Galesburg, Illinois ; Lawrence University, Appleton, Wisconsin ; Ohio Wesleyan University, Delaware, Ohio ; St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota ; Wabash College, Crawfordsville, Indiana ; Wheaton College, Wheaton, Illinois ; College of Wooster, Wooster, Ohio -- Southwest : Austin College, Sherman, Texas ; St. John's College, Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Annapolis, Maryland ; Southwestern University, Georgetown, Texas -- West : University of Puget Sound, Tacoma, Washington ; Reed College, Portland, Oregon ; St. Mary's College of California, Moraga, California ; Whitman College, Walla Walla, Washington ; Willamette University, Salem, Oregon -- Colleges' contact information.
Offers profiles of forty-one colleges that focus on individual needs and academic standards, provides tips for choosing a school based on personality, and discusses such topics as learning disabilities and single-sex education.

The parents' guide to specific learning difficulties : information, advice and practical tips

November 15, 2016
Bidwell, Veronica, author.
London ; Philadelphia : Jessica Kingsley Publishers, 2016.
351 pages ; 23 cm
Understanding specific learning difficulties. Information processing ; Working memory ; Dyslexia ; Dyspraxia ; Dyscalculia and other maths difficulties ; Attention Deficit Disorder with or without Hyperactivity : ADHD ; Autism Spectrum Disorder ; Auditory Processing Disorder ; Specific language impairment ; Visual processing difficulty ; An educational psychologist's assessment ; The WISC-IV : understanding test scores and spiky profiles ; Secrets of success -- The parent toolkit : tips for teaching. Teaching tips ; tips for reading ; Tips for spelling ; Tips for writing ; Handwriting tips ; Tips for maths ; Tips to help him handle life's knocks and setbacks ; Tips for positive liaison with school staff ; Tips to enhance language and communication skills ; Tips for motivation ; Tips for confident learners ; Habits, strategies, and study skills -- Appendix 1. Explanation of ages and key stages -- Appendix 2. Games and activities for parents and children to play.

Passion-driven education : how to use your child's interests to ignite a lifelong love of learning

November 9, 2016
Boyack, Connor, author.
Lehi, Utah : Libertas Press, 2016.
173 pages ; 21 cm
What's the problem -- What are your goals? -- Let's talk solutions -- A different way -- Passion-driven education.
"Schooling has become a disaster. Your child's interests and uniqueness are disregarded, and structured curriculum and standards like Common Core place them on a conveyor belt that treats all children the same. This system crushes a child's curiosity. Your child deserves better! There is a better way: one that ensures your child sees learning as a joy and provides you, the parent, with a much less stressful way to educate and empower your son or daughter"

Executive function in the classroom : practical strategies for improving performance and enhancing skills for all students

November 3, 2016
Kaufman, Christopher.
Baltimore : Paul H. Brookes Pub. Co., [2010]
ix, 263 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Excutive function in a nutshell: The core concepts -- The development of executive skills: Learning to stop and think -- The neurology of self-regulation: Executive function and the brain -- Beyond neuropsychological testing: What teachers should know about the assessment of executive function -- Moving the frontal lobe to the front of the class: Seven core strategies for helping students with executive function challenges -- Keeping words and meaning in mind: The impact of executive skill on reading -- From brain to paper: The executive foundations of writing -- Bringing numbers into focus: Executive function and mathematics -- Surviving the paper chase: Organization, study skills, and time management -- Unfiltered comments, unchecked actions: Executive dysfunction and social learning difficulties.
A practical guide for K-12 teachers to enhancing executive function skills for all students, with and without learning disabilities.

Regina ancile.

October 24, 2016
Regina High School (Norwood, Ohio)
Norwood, Ohio : Regina High School,
v. : ill., ports. ; 28 cm.
At head of title: The senior class of Regina High School Norwood, Ohio presents the year in review (varies).

STEM play : integrating inquiry into learning centers

October 17, 2016
Englehart, Deirdre, author.
Lewisville, NC : Gryphon House, Inc., [2016]
x, 174 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes index.

Learning disabilities sourcebook.

October 12, 2016
Detroit, MI : Omnigraphics, Inc., c1998-
v. ; 24 cm.
"Provides basic consumer health information about the signs, symptoms, and diagnosis of various learning disabilities and other conditions that impact learning, along with facts about early intervention and the special education process, advice for coping at home and school, and handling the transition to adulthood. Includes index, glossary of related terms, and other resources"-- Provided by publisher.

Loose parts 2 : inspiring play with infants and toddlers

October 12, 2016
Daly, Lisa, author.
St. Paul, MN : Redleaf Press, 2016.
x, 282 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
What are loose parts? -- Looking -- Touching -- Hearing -- Grasping -- Stacking -- Filling and dumping -- Connecting and disconnecting -- Sorting and classifying -- Banging and pounding -- Pushing and pulling -- Inserting -- Twisting and rotating -- Balancing -- Transporting -- Climbing -- Swinging -- Throwing -- Trajectory -- Pretending -- Constructing.
"This follow-up to the wildly popular Loose Parts: Inspiring Play in Young Children brings the fun of found objects to infants and toddlers. A variety of new and innovative loose parts ideas are paired with beautiful photography to inspire safe loose parts play in your infant toddler environment"-- Provided by publisher.

How to reach & teach children & teens with ADD/ADHD : practical techniques, strategies, and interventions

October 12, 2016
Rief, Sandra F.
San Francisco, California : Jossey-Bass, a Wiley brand, 2016.
xxvi, 465 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
"Grades K-12"--Cover.
"Approximately 10 percent of school-aged children have ADD/ADHD--that is at least two students in every classroom. Without support and appropriate intervention, many of these students will suffer academically and socially, leaving them at risk for a variety of negative outcomes. This book serves as a comprehensive guide to understand and manage ADHD: utilizing educational methods, techniques, and accommodations to help children and teens sidestep their weaknesses and showcase their numerous strengths."-- Provided by publisher.

Number talks : helping children build mental math and computation strategies, grades K-5

October 11, 2016
Parrish, Sherry, c author.
xlvii, 391 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm + 1 DVD (approximately 120 min.)
Updated with Common Core connections.

Loose parts : inspiring play in young children

October 11, 2016
Daly, Lisa.
St. Paul, MN : Redleaf Press, [2015]
x, 219 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Introduction to loose parts -- Loose parts -- Senses -- Color -- Texture -- Sound -- Creativity -- Art -- Design -- Symbolic play -- Action -- Movement -- Transporting -- Connecting/disconnecting -- Inquiry -- Construction -- Investigation -- Correlation.
Loose parts are natural or synthetic found, bought, or upcycled materials that children can move, manipulate, control, and change within their play. Daly and Beloglovsky show you how using loose parts can help you capture children's curiosity, give free reign to their imagination, and motivate learning. By developing creative environments, children will be encouraged to explore critical thinking in a myriad of ways.

The way of mindful education : cultivating well-being in teachers and students

October 10, 2016
Rechtschaffen, Daniel J.
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2014]
xxxii, 318 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm.
Foreword / Jon Kabat-Zinn -- Introduction -- Part I. Why Mindful Education Matters -- Part II. Begin With Yourself -- Part III. The Mindful Classroom -- Part IV. Mindful Education Curriculum -- urriculum Samples -- Resources -- References.


October 6, 2016
Cincinnati (Ohio). Board of Education.
[Cincinnati, Ohio : The Board]
v. ; 23-28 cm.
Title from cover.
At head of title: <Oct. 24, 2005-Dec. 16, 2015> Board of Education, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Fail U. : the false promise of higher education

September 30, 2016
Sykes, Charles J., 1954- author.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2016.
278 pages ; 25 cm
Part I. I told you so -- Introduction: Scenes from a graduation -- 1. Bursting the college bubble -- 2. Déjà vu: ProfScam twenty-eight years later -- Part II. The college bubble -- 3. The (escalating) flight from teaching -- 4. The reality of academic research -- 5. What do students learn (and does anybody care)? -- 6. The college for all delusion -- Part III. Bloat -- 7. Our bloated colleges -- 8. Academia's edifice bloat -- Part IV. Junk scholarship, hoaxes, and scandals -- 9. Does the Emperor have any clothes? -- 10. A scandal reconsidered -- Part V. Victim U. (trigger warning) -- 11. Grievance U. -- 12. Rape U. -- Part VI. Is this time different? -- 13. Time for a bailout? -- 14. Netflix U. -- 15. Smaller, fewer, less.
"The cost of a college degree has increased by 1,125% since 1978 - four times the rate of inflation. Total student debt is $1.3 trillion. Many private universities charge tuitions ranging from $60-70,000 per year. Nearly 2/3 of all college students must borrow to study, and the average student graduates with more than $30,000 in debt. 53% of college graduates under 25 years old are unemployed or underemployed (working part-time or in low-paying jobs that do not require college degrees). Professors - remember them? - rarely teach undergraduates at many major universities. 76% of all university classes are taught by part-time, untenured faculty. In Fail U., Charles J. Sykes asks, "Is it worth it?" With chapters exploring the staggering costs of a college education, the sharp decline in tenured faculty and teaching loads, the explosion of administrator jobs, the grandiose building plans (gyms, food courts, student recreation centers), and the hysteria surrounding the "epidemic" of campus rapes, "triggers," "micro-aggressions," and other forms of alleged trauma, Fail U. concludes by offering a different vision of higher education; one that is affordable, more productive, and better-suited to meet the needs of a diverse range of students. Provocative, persuasive, clear-eyed, and even amusing, Fail U. strips the academic emperor of its clothes to reveal the American university system as it really is - and how it must change"-- Provided by publisher.

The K&W guide to colleges for students with learning disabilities or attention deficit disorders.

September 26, 2016
New York, N.Y. : Random House,
v. ; 26 cm.
Vols. for 2000-<2016> by Marybeth Kravets and Imy F. Wax.
"A resource book for students, parents, and professionals"--Cover.

Fundraising for schools : 8 keys to success every head of school should know

September 19, 2016
McNay, Linda Wise
Rancho Santa Margarita, CA : Charity Channel Press, [2014]
xvi, 89 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes index.

Substitute : going to school with a thousand kids

September 14, 2016
Baker, Nicholson, author.
New York, New York : Blue Rider Press, [2016]
719 pages ; 24 cm.
Day one: Small but hostile -- Day two: Mystery picture -- Day three: I suck at everything -- Day four: Your brain looks infected -- Day five: Toast -- Day six: Out comes the eyeball -- Day seven: What the hell was that? -- Day eight: He's just a hairy person -- Day nine: I can write, but I don't write -- Day ten: Don't kill penguins cause other friends get sad -- Day eleven: She stole my grape -- Day twelve: I don't judge -- Day thirteen: There's nothing exciting or fun happening today -- Day fourteen: When you close your eyes and think of peace, what do you see? -- Day fifteen: But we didn't do anything -- Day sixteen: Silent ball -- Day seventeen: Non-negotiables -- Day eighteen: The man who needs it doesn't know it -- Day nineteen: Simple machines -- Day twenty: Stink blob to the rescue -- Day twenty-one: Keep your dear teacher happy -- Day twenty-two: He particularly doesn't like this particular spot -- Day twenty-three: How do you spell juicy? -- Day twenty-four: Hamburger writing -- Day twenty-five: High on summertime -- Day twenty-six: I kind of break my own spirit sometimes -- Day twenty-seven: That's just the way school is -- Day twenty-eight: Plutonic love.
In 2014, after a brief orientation course and a few fingerprinting sessions, Nicholson Baker became an on-call substitute teacher in a Maine public school district. Nearly every morning, he awoke to the dispatcher's five-forty a.m. phone call and headed to a nearby school. When he got there, he did his best to follow lesson plans and help his students get something done. In Baker's hands, the inner life of the classroom is examined anew -- mundane worksheets, recess time-outs, surprise nosebleeds, rebellions, griefs, minor triumphs, kindergarten show-and-tell, daily lessons on everything from geology to metal tech to the Holocaust -- as he and his pupils struggle to find ways to get through the day. Baker is one of the most inventive and remarkable writers of our time, and this book, filled with humor, honesty, and empathy, may be his most impressive work of nonfiction yet. --adapted from book jacket.

A school of our own : the story of the first student-run high school and a new vision for American education

September 14, 2016
Levin, Samuel, author.
New York : The New Press, [2016]
191 pages ; 22 cm
Realize you need one -- Design it -- Build it -- Your first day -- Assume everyone is an intellectual -- Require mastery -- Overcome obstacles, together -- Open your door to the community.
"A School of Our Own tells the remarkable story of the Independent Project, the first student-run high school in America. Founder Samuel Levin, a high school junior who had already achieved international fame for creating Project Sprout-the first farm-to-school lunch program in the United States-was frustrated with his own education and saw disaffection among his peers. In response, he lobbied for and created a new school based on a few simple ideas about what kids need from their high school experience. The school succeeded beyond anyone's wildest expectations and went on to be featured in Newsweek, NPR, and the Washington Post. Since its beginnings in 2010, the Independent Project serves as a national model for inspiring student engagement. In creating his school, Samuel collaborated with Susan Engel, the noted developmental psychologist, educator, and author-and Samuel's mother. A School of Our Own is their account of their life-changing year in education, a book that combines poignant stories, educational theory, and practical how-to advice for building new, more engaging educational environments for our children"-- Provided by publisher.

Miami University Golden Anniversary Reunion, Class of 1952

September 9, 2016
Oxford, OH : The Knolls of Oxford
102 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes a letter from The Knolls of Oxford, underwriter of the reunion book, tipped in.
"Reunion Weekend, June 13-16, 2002, Oxford, Ohio"--Page 1.
Letter from the President of Miami University -- Welcome from the Knolls of Oxford -- Class years remembered (1948-1952) -- The class of 1952 biographies.

University of Cincinnati, 1974.

September 9, 2016
New York, N.Y. : Delma Studios, [1974]
68 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 29 cm
Imprint from p. 67.
Degree recipients, 1974?


September 8, 2016
Oberlin College.
Oberlin, Ohio : Oberlin College.
v. : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 29-31 cm.

The silhouette.

September 1, 2016
Norwood High School (Norwood, Ohio)
Norwood, Ohio : Norwood High School
v. : ill., ports. ; 28 cm.
Some volumes have inserts including commencement brochures inside back pocket.

The recensio.

September 1, 2016
Miami University (Oxford, Ohio)
Columbus, Ohio : Champlin Press
v. : ill. (some col.), ports. ; 28-31 cm.

The "Athena" of ...

September 1, 2016
Ohio University.
Athens, Ohio : Ohio University,
v. : ill., plates, ports. ; 30 cm.
Vol. for 1956 includes commencement exercise program in back pocket.
"The Ohio University yearbook."

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