New Arrivals · Education

October 31, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

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.

Fiske guide to getting into the right college

September 16, 2014
Fiske, Edward B.
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks, [2014]
373 pages ; 23 cm
Includes indexes.

Make early learning standards come alive : connecting your practice and curriculum to state guidelines

September 16, 2014
Gronlund, Gaye, 1952-
St. Paul, MN : Redleaf Press, 2014.
174 pages : illustrations ; 18 x 26 cm
"Updated to reflect current state standards across the country, this new edition provides practical help, support, and clear explanations on how to make early learning standards relevant and useful in your classroom or program"-- Provided by publisher.

The College Board international student handbook.

September 15, 2014
New York : The College Board,
v. ; 28 cm.
Vols. for 2002-2003 include 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.) called: Real stuff, which includes Real SAT prep, Real advice and Real facts.
"The only guide to both undergraduate and graduate programs at over 2,500 4-year and 2-year U.S. colleges"--Cover.

Middle School math for parents : 10 steps to helping your child master math

September 15, 2014
Meltzer, Scott.
New York : Learning Express, c2014.
xviii, 318 p. : ill. ; 26 cm.
"In-depth coverage of the new Common Core State Standards for grades 6-8"--Cover.
Attitude is everything : dealing with math's positives and negatives -- Fractionphobia : facing the (totally rational) fear of rational numbers -- Mental math rules! : unlocking the secrets of the base-ten system and understanding decimals -- Learning the "new way" : why ratios and proportions make more sense now than ever -- Visualize everything : how simple geometry concepts can make numbers, operations, and algebra easier -- The joy of geometry : having fun with math and why fun matters -- The two most important words in mathematics : how "why" and "because" can unlock the language of algebra -- The many meanings of "I don't know" : learning to turn unknowns into knowns -- Math is life : linear relationships in everyday life and why they matter -- Life is math : how to make sense of data and statistics all around you.

Get free cash for college.

September 11, 2014
Los Altos, CA : SuperCollege,
v. ; 28 cm.
Vols. for 2001-<2014> by Gen S. Tanabe and Kelly Y. Tanabe.
"Scholarship secrets of Harvard students."

Thinking differently : an inspiring guide for parents of children with learning disabilities

September 11, 2014
Flink, David, author.
New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014]
x, 308 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
"When parents are told their child has a learning disability, they need more information. Thinking Differently is just the resource to meet that need. David Flink, leader of Eye to Eye, a national mentoring program for children with learning differences, explains each learning disability in layman's terms to prepare parents to speak knowledgeably with teachers about their child's specific challenges..."-- Provided by publisher.

The learning habit : a groundbreaking approach to homework and parenting that helps our children succeed in school and life

September 11, 2014
Donaldson-Pressman, Stephanie.
New York, New York : Perigee Trade, 2014.
xiii, 306 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
"Homework gets a bad rap these days. Overscheduled kids (and parents) complain that it's pointless busy work without academic value. The truth is, homework offers our kids the opportunity to learn much more than what will be "on the test"--including essential life skills and learning habits that will help them succeed in the highly competitive job market of tomorrow. These skills include concentration and focus, time management, decision-making, goal-setting, and self-discipline. This practical and parent-friendly book presents a blueprint for navigating the maze of homework, media use, and the stress of everyday routine, getting beyond the daily struggle to harness the true value of homework. Presenting eight critical skills kids need to master, as well as a 21-day challenge for parents and kids, this book combines rigorous research with time-tested hands-on techniques to help kids thrive, academically and beyond"-- Provided by publisher.

American educational year-book 1857 ; American educational year-book 1858 ; the Canada educational directory and calendar for 1857-8.

September 11, 2014
Toronto: Maclear & Co., 1857.
1 v. (various pagings) ; 20 cm
Books were bound together locally.
1st work: preface signed: A.R. Pope ; 3rd work edited by Thomas Hodgins.

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