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What Great Teachers Do Differently: 14 Things That Matter Most
Eye On Education
This book describes the beliefs, behaviors, attitudes, and interactions that form the fabric of life in our best classrooms and schools. It focuses on the specific things that great teachers do ... that others do not. Readers of author Todd Whitaker's best-selling WHAT GREAT PRINCIPALS DO DIFFERENTLY asked him for a companion volume focusing on great teachers and their classrooms. This book is his response to those requests.This book focuses ...
Teach Like a Champion: 49 Techniques that Put Students on the Path to College (K-12)
Teach Like a Champion offers effective teaching techniques to help teachers, especially those in their first few years, become champions in the classroom. These powerful techniques are concrete, specific, and are easy to put into action the very next day. Training activities at the end of each chapter help the reader further their understanding through reflection and application of the ideas to their own practice. Among the techniques: ...
Why School?: How Education Must Change When Learning and Information Are Everywhere (Kindle Single)
TED Conferences, 2012
Traditional educators, classrooms, and brick-and-mortar schools are no longer necessary to access information. Instead, things like blogs and wikis, as well as remote collaborations and an emphasis on 'critical thinking' skills are the coins of the realm in this new kingdom. Yet the national dialogue on education reform focuses on using technology to update the traditional education model, failing to reassess the fundamental design on which it ...
The Education of Nia Simone Bijou (E-INITIAL)
Dutton Adult, 2013
Eric Jerome Dickey, author of fourteen New York Time s bestselling novels, imagines the formative college years of one of his most popular heroines, Nia Simone Bijou. This Penguin Special includes a preview of Decadence , coming April 2013. From her first days at Virginia’s Hampton University, impressionable, creative Nia falls smitten with Chris Eidos Alleyne, an athlete and a scholar. “Love is sweet nothings and beautiful ...
The Education of Sebastian (The Education of...)
Harvey Berrick Publishing, 2012
A friendship between the lost and lonely Caroline, and the unhappy Sebastian, leads to an illicit love that threatens them both. Caroline Wilson is trapped in a cold and loveless marriage with an older man. When her husband finally wins a long sought-after promotion, Caroline feels she has little choice but to follow him to a new home in San Diego. There she meets Sebastian, a young man of 17. For an all too brief summer, their happiness ...
How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Why do some children succeed while others fail? The story we usually tell about childhood and success is the one about intelligence: success comes to those who score highest on tests, from preschool admissions to SATs. But in How Children Succeed , Paul Tough argues that the qualities that matter most have more to do with character: skills like perseverance, curiosity, conscientiousness, optimism, and self-control. How Children Succeed ...
Education Exposed: What teaching taught me about America's failing education system
Kelly Matthews M.Ed.
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Have you ever wondered: whether or not the exorbitant amount you pay to send your child to private school is worth it, or why teachers say they are underpaid, or why urban school systems can’t seem to get it together, or why so many teachers leave the profession within five years, or why college freshmen can’t manage to write in complete sentences? If you can answer "Yes!" to any of the these concerns, then this book is ...
Education, Justice, and Democracy
University Of Chicago Press
Education is a contested topic, and not just politically. For years scholars have approached it from two different points of view: one empirical, focused on explanations for student and school success and failure, and the other philosophical, focused on education’s value and purpose within the larger society. Rarely have these separate approaches been brought into the same conversation. Education, Justice, and Democracy does just that, ...
The Education of Caroline
Harvey Berrick Publishing, 2013
Ten years after their first affair, Sebastian and Caroline meet again: this time in very different circumstances, against the background of the war in Afghanistan. Now a successful journalist, Caroline meets US Marine Chief Sebastian Hunter – can old passions be rekindled?
The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education
A passionate plea to preserve and renew public education, The Death and Life of the Great American School System is a radical change of heart from one of America’s best-known education experts. Diane Ravitch—former assistant secretary of education and a leader in the drive to create a national curriculum—examines her career in education reform and repudiates positions that she once staunchly advocated. Drawing on over forty years of ...
Education Nation: Six Leading Edges of Innovation in our Schools
An educational innovator who worked at Sesame Workshop and The George Lucas Educational Foundation offers a new vision for learning As a result of constant innovation, learning is no longer limited by traditional confines and we're moving beyond students tied to their chairs, desks, and textbooks-and teachers locked away in classrooms. In Education Nation author Milton Chen draws from extensive experience in media-from his work on Sesame ...
The Education of the Negro Prior to 1861 A History of the Education of the Colored People of theUnited States ...
Public Domain Books, 2004
This book was converted from its physical edition to the digital format by a community of volunteers. You may find it for free on the web. Purchase of the Kindle edition includes wireless delivery.
The Flat World and Education: How America's Commitment to Equity Will Determine Our Future (Multicultural ...
Teachers College Press
The Flat World and Education offers an eye-opening wake-up call concerning America's future and vividly illustrates what the United States needs to do to build a system of high-achieving and equitable schools that ensures every child the right to learn. ''We are so fortunate that Linda Darling-Hammond has provided this road map for educational excellence for all children in today's flat world. She thoughtfully emphasizes the basic strengths ...
The Daily Five
Do you love teaching but feel exhausted from the energy you expend cajoling, disciplining, and directing students on a daily basis? If so, you'll want to meet The Sisters”, Gail Boushey and Joan Moser. Based on literacy learning and motivation research, they created a structure called The Daily Five which has been practiced and refined in their own classrooms for ten years, and shared with thousands of teachers throughout the United ...
Hacking Your Education: Ditch the Lectures, Save Tens of Thousands, and Learn More Than Your Peers Ever Will
Dale J. Stephens
It’s no secret that college doesn’t prepare students for the real world. Student loan debt recently eclipsed credit card debt for the first time in history and now tops one trillion dollars. And the throngs of unemployed graduates chasing the same jobs makes us wonder whether there’s a better way to make it” in today’s marketplace. There isand Dale Stephens is proof of that. In Hacking Your Education , Stephens speaks to a new ...
The End of Education: Redefining the Value of School
Postman suggests that the current crisis in our educational system derives from its failure to supply students with a translucent, unifying "narrative" like those that inspired earlier generations. Instead, today's schools promote the false "gods" of economic utility, consumerism, or ethnic separatism and resentment. What alternative strategies can we use to instill our children with a sense of global citizenship, healthy intellectual ...
Democracy And Education
Simon & Brown
John Dewey's "Democracy and Education" addresses the challenge of providing quality public education in a democratic society. In this classic work Dewey calls for the complete renewal of public education, arguing for the fusion of vocational and contemplative studies in education and for the necessity of universal education for the advancement of self and society. First published in 1916, "Democracy and Education" is regarded as the seminal work ...
The One World Schoolhouse: Education Reimagined
A free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere: this is the goal of the Khan Academy, a passion project that grew from an ex-engineer and hedge funder's online tutoring sessions with his niece, who was struggling with algebra, into a worldwide phenomenon. Today millions of students, parents, and teachers use the Khan Academy's free videos and software, which have expanded to encompass nearly every conceivable subject; and Academy techniques ...
AP U.S. History Crash Course (REA: The Test Prep AP Teachers Recommend)
Research & Education Association
REA's Crash Course for the AP* U.S. History Exam - Gets You a Higher Advanced Placement* Score in Less Time Crash Course is perfect for the time-crunched student, the last-minute studier, or anyone who wants a refresher on the subject. Are you crunched for time? Have you started studying for your Advanced Placement* U.S. History exam yet? How will you memorize everything you need to know before the test? Do you wish there was a fast and ...
Why "A" Students Work for "C" Students and Why "B" Students Work for the Government: Rich Dad's Guide to ...
Robert T. Kiyosaki
Kiyosaki expands on his belief that the school system was created to churn out 'Es' / Employees... those "A Students" who read well, memorize well and test well... and not the creative thinkers, visionaries and dreamers –entrepreneurs-in-the-making... those "C Students who grow up to be the innovators and creators of new ideas, businesses, applications and products. The book urges parents not to be obsessed with their kids' "letter grades" ...
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