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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 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 ...
  
  











  



  
Building a New System of Learning

MacArthur Foundation Digital Media and Learning Initiative, 2014

Spotlight on Digital Media and Learning reports on how, in a hyper-connected world, learning happens both in and out of the classroom. This collection of news stories and interviews with digital media experts shows the development of a new learning ecosystem – one that connects online and virtual learning opportunities with physical spaces where youth, mentors, educators, game developers, media producers, and many others work face-to-face. ...
  
  











  



  
Democracy and Education
John Dewey

Simon & Brown, 2012

Democracy and Education By John Dewey
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
Effective Classroom Management: An Interactive Textbook, 2013

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











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
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 • ...
  
  











  



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

Simon & Schuster, 2013

How Do Other Countries Create “Smarter” Kids? In a handful of nations, virtually all children are learning to make complex arguments and solve problems they’ve never seen before. They are learning to think, in other words, and to thrive in the modern economy. What is it like to be a child in the world’s new education superpowers? In a global quest to find answers for our own children, author and Time magazine journalist Amanda ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



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

Knopf, 2013

From one of the foremost authorities on education in the United States, former U.S. assistant secretary of education, “whistle-blower extraordinaire” ( The Wall Street Journal ), author of the best-selling The Death and Life of the Great American School System  (“Important and riveting”— Library Journal ),  The Language Police  (“Impassioned . . . Fiercely argued . . . Every bit as alarming as it is illuminating”— The New ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  



  
Daily 5, The (Second Edition): Fostering Literacy in the Elementary Grades
Gail Boushey, Joan Moser

Stenhouse Publishers, 2014

The Daily 5, Second Edition retains the core literacy components that made the first edition one of the most widely read books in education and enhances these practices based on years of further experience in classrooms and compelling new brain research. The Daily 5 provides a way for any teacher to structure literacy (and now math) time to increase student independence and allow for individualized attention in small groups and one-on-one. ...
  
  











  



  
Education in The Home, The Kindergarten, and The Primary School, 2011

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 Mis-Education of the Negro
Carter Godwin Woodson

Tribeca Books, 2013

This is a beautiful designed large format edition of the classic THE MIS-EDUCATION OF THE NEGRO by Carter G. Woodson. One of the most important books on education ever written.
  
  











  



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

Basic Books, 2010

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 ...
  
  











  



  
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 ...
  
  











  








   



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