• Teaching, Language & Reference
      January 2009

      Sorbonne Confidential

      by Laurel Zuckerman

      After losing her high tech job in Paris, Alice Wunderland dreams of a new, unemployment-proof career as English teacher and decides to dedicate a year to training for France's prestigious competitive exam; After all, she reasons, how hard can it be for an educated American to pass a test in English? She enrolls at the Sorbonne, but her Arizona English fails to impress. Even Shakespeare's English falls short. Only one English will do: Sorbonne English! Even while learning this new language, Alice vows to investigate: Why devise an English exam that few native speakers can pass ? Could this explain why French schoolchildren rank last for English skills in Europe? Is it true that Frenchness is a question of formatting? If so, can a foreigner even one with French nationality ever become truly French? As riots break out in France among the children of immigrants, Alice cannot help but wonder: could there be any connection between her bewildering experience and theirs? A hilarious, hair-raising insider's look at the esoteric world of French Education. (Harriet Welty Rochefort --author of French Toast).

    • Self-help & personal development

      Keeping the Faith

      Daily Reflections to Build Strength, Serenity, and Passion in Your Life and the Lives of Others

      by John W. Pozzi

      THE TRUE FAITH THAT MUST BE FOUND AND KEPT IS THE FAITH IN ONESELF. Each day you give a part of yourself whether it is at work, at home, or in your daily interaction with others. How do you give of yourself? Do you hold back or go at life half-heartedly? You need to give of yourself with heart, mind, and soul all the time. You never know what interaction with a person will make a difference in their life — or yours. If you don’t believe in yourself and don’t have the confidence to grow each day, then you are missing out on what life has to offer you. This simple book will inspire you to help others. Or, at the very least, you will make another person’s day — and, therefore, your day — better.

    • Mind, Body, Spirit
      July 2015

      How to Get People to Scream Your Name and Beg For More:

      by Tom Morrison

      Do you ever feel like you’re waiting on life to happen to you? Waiting on enough spare time to start enjoying life? Waiting on enough business to seize opportunities in the market? Waiting on enough money to have a child? Waiting on the market to change to buy a house? Waiting on the ideal partner to make you feel loved? Waiting on retirement to start experiencing your bucket list? Waiting, waiting, waiting…Waiting for WHAT? One day you wake up and you’ve lost 20 years of your life waiting in the rut of work, kids growing up and just life happening. Your soul feels lost, your heart passionless and your energy tank is on empty. “How to Get People to Scream Your Name and Beg For More” is a masters degree in life that will teach anyone from college students to company executives how to make profound change and start living the ultimate life personally and professionally NOW. This book reveals the fundamental keys to maximizing opportunities, expanding your network of people who will make it happen, and living the ULTIMATE LIFE TODAY!

    • Education
      May 2015

      Worlds of Making

      Best Practices for Establishing a Makerspace for Your School

      by Laura Fleming

      The Corwin Connected Educators series is your key to unlocking the greatest resource available to all educators: other educators. Get the nuts and bolts on imagining, planning, creating, and managing a cutting-edge Makerspace for your school community. From inception through implementation, you’ll find invaluable guidance for creating a vibrant Makerspace on any budget. Practical strategies and anecdotal examples help you: Create an action plan for your own personalized Makerspace Align activities to standards Showcase student creations

    • Education
      March 2016

      Digital Citizenship

      A Community-Based Approach

      by Susan Bearden

    • Educational equipment & technology, computer-aided learning (CAL)
      March 2015

      Redesigning Learning Spaces

      by Erin Klein, Thomas C. Murray, A.J. Juliani, and Ben Gilpin

    • Organization & management of education
      October 2014

      Good to Great to Innovate

      Recalculating the Route to Career Readiness, K-12+

      by Lyn Sharratt and Gale Harild

      Building on global conversations that are taking place worldwide, regarding what effective secondary education for students should look and feel like in the 21st century, the book will examine essential conditions to be considered. By examining ongoing practices from across continents the reader will be challenged to consider how one might reimagine our high school system, schools, and classrooms to reflect some of these identified conditions.

    • Organization & management of education
      January 2014

      Distributed Leadership Matters

      Perspectives, Practicalities, and Potential

      by Alma Harris

      Distributed leadership—engaging the many rather than the few in school improvement—has long been a promising theory. But it must be implemented effectively before educators and students can reap the rewards, including improved learner outcomes and stronger organizational performance. Distributed Leadership Matters offers pragmatic approaches for realizing these benefits. First, Alma Harris shows why harnessing educators’ collective expertise is an improvement strategy worth adopting. Then she details the collaborative processes that make it happen. Insights include: • How to translate the research on distributed leadership into tangible results for schools • Methods for building the social capital necessary for sustainable institutional change • How to distribute leadership widely and wisely through professional collaboration This book is the educator's guide to improving the learning outcomes of young people, whatever their context and whatever it takes, supporting teachers to be the very best they can be and ensuring that collaborative learning with impact is achievable and sustainable.

    • Educational equipment & technology, computer-aided learning (CAL)
      January 2013

      Digital Storytelling in the Classroom

      New Media Pathways to Literacy, Learning, and Creativity

      by Jason B. Ohler

      This text shows how to integrate storytelling into curriculum design and use the principles of storytelling as a measurement of learning and literacies. It also covers important copyright and fair use information, and offers numerous implementation tips, concrete examples, and illustrative video clips. Aimed at primary and secondary teachers, the book is designed to help them: " Teach their students to create digital stories that employ effective principles of storytelling, technology application, and media technique." Use digital storytelling as a tool to promote the development of emerging literacies, such as digital and media literacy, as well as traditional literacies, such as reading, writing, speaking, and art." Help students use digital storytelling as an academic tool to explore content and to communicate what they understand." Understand the importance of combining the power of story and critical thinking as an approach to teaching and learning.

    • Education
      January 2013

      Thinking Through Project-Based Learning

      Guiding Deeper Inquiry

      by Jane Krauss and Suzie Boss

      Thinking Through Projects shows teachers how to create a more interactive classroom environment where students engage, learn, and achieve. Teachers will findA reader-friendly overview of project-based learning that includes current findings on brain development and connections with Common Core standardsNumerous how-to's and sample projects for every K-12 grade level Strategies for integrating project learning into all main subject areas, across disciplines, and with current technology and social mediaWays to involve the community through student field research, special guests, and ideas for showcasing student workWhether you are new to project-based learning or ready to strengthen your existing classroom projects, you'll find a full suite of strategies and tools in this essential book.

    • Organization & management of education
      January 2013

      The Multiplier Effect

      Tapping the Genius Inside Our Schools

      by Lois Allen, Elise Foster, and Liz Wiseman

      Why are some leaders able to double their team’s effectiveness, while others seem to drain the energy right out of the room? In this engaging and highly practical book, leadership expert Liz Wiseman, leadership coach Elise Foster, and veteran principal Lois Allen team up to offer compelling research showing the overwhelmingly positive and exponential effect on schools getting more done without increasing the number of teachers and resources. Taking a deep dive with more than 100 of education’s best leaders, the authors explore the five disciplines that distinguish Multipliers from Diminishers and how these leaders attract and develop talent, as well as harness new ideas and energy to drive educational innovation. These five disciplines are not based on innate talent; indeed they are skills that every educator can learn to use – even when steeped in lifelong Diminisher settings. By practicing these disciplines, leaders learn how to - Attract top teachers to their school • Create an intense environment that demands people’s best thinking • Drive sound decisions by constructing debate and decision-making forums • Give their team a sense of ownership for responsibilities and results

    • Teaching skills & techniques
      November 2015

      Learning Teaching

      Becoming an inspirational teacher

      by Pete Boyd, Barry Hymer, Karen Lockney

      An essential and aspirational text for all beginning teachers, with a clear focus on learning in order to support you becoming an outstanding teacher who makes a difference to learners, colleagues, schools and policy.

    • Higher & further education, tertiary education
      November 2015

      Observing Children and Families

      Beyond the Surface

      by Gill Butler

      This book explains the unique insights that child observation can bring to practice with children and families and helps the reader develop their own skills in this approach.

    • Educational strategies & policy
      November 2014

      Theories of Professional Learning

      A Critical Guide for Teacher Educators

      by Carey Philpott

      An essential guide to important theories of professional learning for teacher educators, of particular value to those taking on new responsibilities in relation to initial teacher education (ITE) and those interested in developing new ways of working in partnership.

    • Educational equipment & technology, computer-aided learning (CAL)
      November 2015

      Teaching the Last Backpack Generation

      A Mobile Technology Handbook for Secondary Educators

      by Zachary Walker,Kara Rosenblatt, and Donald McMahon

    • Teachers' classroom resources & material
      August 2010

      Inspiring Spaces for Young Children

      by Deviney, Jessica

      This essential teaching tool helps caregivers and teachers develop language and pre-reading skills with infants and toddlers. The sturdy four-color photo cards are -organized by theme. Each of the fifty cards has a photograph of people and objects that infants and toddlers encounter every day, such as a dog, a sock, a truck, a ball, or a belly button. The back of each photo card has a vocabulary list, suggested activities for each photograph, the American Sign Language sign related to the image, and a recommended children’s book. Compatible with any curriculum, this is an indispensable tool for infant and toddler caregivers and programs.

    • Teachers' classroom resources & material
      September 2008

      Preschool Scientist

      Using Learning Centers to Discover and Explore Science

      by Williams, Robert

      Excerpted from the national best-seller Preschool Art, MaryAnn Kohl brings you 50 great ways to create with playdough, tissue mâché, yeast dough, peanut butter dough and more. Emphasizing the process of art, not the product, this series encourages children to feel successful, problem-solve, and experience the joy of exploration and discovery. Preschool Art: Clay & Dough makes art fun and accessible to children of all ages.

    • Teachers' classroom resources & material
      April 2016

      Connecting Right From the Start

      Fostering Effective Communication with Dual Language Learners

      by Jennifer J. Chen

    • Education
      March 2016

      Boosting Brain Power

      52 Ways to Use What Science Tells Us

      by Jill Stamm

    • Teachers' classroom resources & material
      April 2016

      Play Today

      Building the Young Brain through Creative Expression

      by Ann Barbour, PhD

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