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50 Myths and Lies That Threaten America's Public Schools: The Real Crisis in Education
David C. Berliner, Gene V Glass, ...

Teachers College Press, 2014

This book is guaranteed to spark lively debates and critical thinking in any classroom! Two of the most respected voices in education identify 50 myths and lies that threaten America's public schools. Berliner and Glass argue that many citizens' conception of K-12 public education in the United States is more myth than reality. Warped opinions about our nation's public schools include: they are inferior to private schools; they are among the ...
  
  











  



  
The Way of Mindful Education: Cultivating Well-Being in Teachers and Students (Norton Books in Education)
Daniel Rechtschaffen

W. W. Norton & Company, 2014

A new educational paradigm for youth mindfulness. “If you are a teacher, or an educator, or involved in school administration and curriculum development, the book you hold in your hands has the potential to transform your life, the lives of your students, and the life of the school itself, as well as education in America.”—Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, from the Foreword With attention spans waning and stress on the rise, many teachers are ...
  
  











  



  
The Smartest Kids in the World: And How They Got That Way
Amanda Ripley

Simon & Schuster, 2014

How do other countries create “smarter” kids? What is it like to be a child in the world’s new education superpowers? The Smartest Kids in the World “gets well beneath the glossy surfaces of these foreign cultures and manages to make our own culture look newly strange....The question is whether the startling perspective provided by this masterly book can also generate the will to make changes” ( The New York Times Book Review ) . ...
  
  











  



  
Democracy and Education
John Dewey

Simon & Brown, 2012

Democracy and Education By John Dewey
  
  











  



  
How Children Succeed: Grit, Curiosity, and the Hidden Power of Character
Paul Tough

Mariner Books, 2013

“Drop the flashcards—grit, character, and curiosity matter even more than cognitive skills. A persuasive wake-up call.”— People 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 more ...
  
  











  



  
Teach Like a Pirate: Increase Student Engagement, Boost Your Creativity, and Transform Your Life as an ...
Dave Burgess

Dave Burgess Consulting, Inc., 2012

Based on Dave Burgess's popular "Outrageous Teaching" and "Teach Like a PIRATE" seminars, this book offers inspiration, practical techniques, and innovative ideas that will help you to increase student engagement, boost your creativity, and transform your life as an educator. You'll learn how to: • Tap into and dramatically increase your passion as a teacher • Develop outrageously engaging lessons that draw students in like a magnet • ...
  
  











  



  
What Great Teachers Do Differently: 14 Things That Matter Most
Todd Whitaker

Routledge, 2003

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 ...
  
  











  



  
The Death and Life of the Great American School System: How Testing and Choice Are Undermining Education
Diane Ravitch

Basic Books, 2011

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 ...
  
  











  



  
The Flat World and Education: How America's Commitment to Equity Will Determine Our Future (Multicultural ...
Linda Darling-Hammond

Teachers College Press, 2010

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 ...
  
  











  



  
Effective Classroom Management: An Interactive Textbook, 2013

A concise textbook covering theoretical frameworks and practical strategies for classroom management.
  
  











  



  
Experience And Education
John Dewey

Free Press, 1997

Experience and Education is the best concise statement on education ever published by John Dewey, the man acknowledged to be the pre-eminent educational theorist of the twentieth century. Written more than two decades after Democracy and Education (Dewey's most comprehensive statement of his position in educational philosophy), this book demonstrates how Dewey reformulated his ideas as a result of his intervening experience with the ...
  
  











  



  
This Is Not A Test: A New Narrative on Race, Class, and Education
Jose Vilson

Haymarket Books, 2014

José Vilson writes about race, class, and education through stories from the classroom and researched essays. His rise from rookie math teacher to prominent teacher leader takes a twist when he takes on education reform through his now-blocked eponymous blog, TheJoseVilson.com. He calls for the reclaiming of the education profession while seeking social justice. José Vilson is a middle school math educator for in the Inwood/Washington ...
  
  











  



  
Education Nation: Six Leading Edges of Innovation in our Schools
Milton Chen

Jossey-Bass, 2012

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 ...
  
  











  



  
College Unbound: The Future of Higher Education and What It Means for Students
Jeffrey J. Selingo

New Harvest, 2013

What is the value of a college degree? The four-year college experience is as American as apple pie. So is the belief that education offers a ticket to a better life. But with student-loan debt surpassing the $1 trillion mark and unemployment on the rise, people are beginning to question that value. Is a college diploma still worth pursuing at any price? In College (Un)bound , Jeffrey J. Selingo, editor at large for The Chronicle for ...
  
  











  



  
Reign of Error: The Hoax of the Privatization Movement and the Danger to America's Public Schools (Vintage)
Diane Ravitch

Vintage, 2014

From one of the foremost authorities on education in the United States, former U.S. assistant secretary of education, an incisive, comprehensive look at today’s American school system that argues against those who claim it is broken and beyond repair; an impassioned but reasoned call to stop the privatization movement that is draining students and funding from our public schools.    In a chapter-by-chapter breakdown she puts forth a plan ...
  
  











  



  
Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life
William Deresiewicz

Free Press, 2014

A groundbreaking manifesto for people searching for the kind of insight on leading, thinking, and living that elite schools should be—but aren’t—providing. As a professor at Yale, Bill Deresiewicz saw something that troubled him deeply. His students, some of the nation’s brightest minds, were adrift when it came to the big questions: how to think critically and creatively, and how to find a sense of purpose. Excellent Sheep takes a ...
  
  











  



  
Curriculum 21: Essential Education for a Changing World
Heidi Hayes Jacobs

Heinle ELT, 2014

What year are you preparing your students for? 1973? 1995? Can you honestly say that your school's curriculum and the program you use are preparing your students for 2015 or 2020? Are you even preparing them for today? With those provocative questions, author and educator Heidi Hayes Jacobs launches a powerful case for overhauling, updating, and injecting life into the K-12 curriculum.
  
  











  



  
The Absorbent Mind
Maria Montessori

Holt Paperbacks, 1995

In response to the crisis in American education, more than five thousand public and private schools across the nation have adopted the timeless Montessori Method of teaching, of which this book is the cornerstone. Written by the women whose name is synonymous worldwide with child development theory, The Absorbent Mind takes its title from the phrase that the inspired Italian doctor coined to characterize the child's most crucial developmental ...
  
  











  



  
Confessions of a Bad Teacher: The Shocking Truth from the Front Lines of American Public Education
John Owens

Sourcebooks, 2013

An explosive new look at the pressures on today's teachers and the pitfalls of school reform, Confessions of a Bad Teacher presents a passionate appeal to save public schools, before it's too late. When John Owens left a lucrative job to teach English at a public school in New York City's South Bronx, he thought he could do some good. Faced with a flood of struggling students, Owens devised ingenious ways to engage every last one. But as ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  








   



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