New Arrivals · Education

September 17, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

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.

Report on the American system of graded free schools ; Review of a petition praying for the repeal or modification of important provisions of the Ohio school law; A review of the American system of graded free schools

September 11, 2014
Barney, Hiram H., 1804-1879.
Cincinnati : Printed at the Office of the Daily times, 1851.
1 v. (various pagings) ; 22 cm
Bound together locally.

The complete book of colleges.

September 10, 2014
New York, N.Y. : Random House,
v. ; 28 cm.
At head of title: The Princeton Review.
"By the staff of the Princeton Review"--Cover.

The ultimate guide to America's best colleges.

September 10, 2014
Belmont, Calif. : SuperCollege, LLC.
v. ; 27 cm.
Includes detailed profiles on academics, student life, athletics, and offers student reviews, entrance strategies, and rankings of the one hundred best college values.

Ahead of the curve

September 10, 2014
Saunders, Amber C., author.
©2014
x, 205 pages ; 23 cm

Admissions essay boot camp : how to write your way into the elite college of your dreams

September 10, 2014
Wellington, Ashley, author.
Berkeley [California] : Ten Speed Press, [2014]
ix, 164 pages ; 21 cm
Includes index.
What do you know about it? : how this book is different -- What's the essay got to do with it? -- Where it all begins : identifying your student type -- Brainstorm for it : the questionnaire -- Get it down on paper : the freewrite exercise -- Make it count : choosing the best prompt for you -- Organize it : the outline -- When to use "it's" : the skinny on contractions -- Tidy it up : the draft -- Make it unique : your version of the most common long essays. The sports essay ; The community service essay ; The outdoor adventure essay ; The international travel essay -- Watch it : red-flag topics and how to tackle them. the pity essay ; The sexism essay ; The loner essay ; The "mea culpa" essay ; The "taking a stance" essay -- Don't push it : how to take a moderate risk -- Wrap it up : a few final pointers.
"This top-tier college admissions essay guide replicates a brainstorming and essay-writing session with Mint Tutors founder Ashley Wellington"-- Provided by publisher.

What your first grader needs to know : fundamentals of a good first-grade education

September 10, 2014
New York : Bantam Books Trade Paperbacks, 2014.
xxxv, 472 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm
"A revised and updated version of What Your Second Grader Needs to Know, which provides Fundamentals of a Good Second-Grade Education, including achievement with readings and activities in Literature, Mathematics, History, science, and the arts"-- Provided by publisher.

What your second grader needs to know : fundamentals of a good second-grade education

September 10, 2014
New York : Bantam Books, [2014]
xxxiii, 491 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 23 cm.
"Support Common Core achievement with readings and activites in literature, mathematics, science, the arts." --cover
Language and literature. Reading, writing, and your second grader: a note to parents ; Literature ; Poetry ; Stories ; American tall tales ; Myths from Ancient Greece ; Learning about language ; Familiar phrases -- History and geography. World history and geography ; Early Asian civilizations ; Modern Japan ; Ancient Greek civilization ; American history and geography ; The constitution ; The war of 1812 ; Westward expansion ; The civil war ; Immigration and citizenship ; Civil rights: fighting for a cause ; Geography of the Americas ; Suggested resources -- Visual arts -- Music. Many kinds of music ; Meet some great composers ; Families of instruments: a closer look ; Some songs for second grade ; Suggested resources -- Mathematics. Working with numbers to 100 ; Working with numbers to 1,000 ; Money ; Word problems ; Measurement ; Geometry ; Multiplication -- Science. Life cycles ; The water cycle ; The human body ; Insects everywhere! ; Magnetism ; Simple machines ; Suggested resources.
"A revised and updated version of What your [second] grader needs to know, fundamentals of a good second-grade education, with readings and activities in literature, mathematics, history, science, and the arts"-- Provided by publisher.

Fiske real college essays that work

September 10, 2014
Fiske, Edward B.
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks, [2014]
vii, 352 pages ; 23 cm

Soar : how boys learn, succeed, and develop character

September 8, 2014
Banks, David C.
New York : 37 Ink/Atria , [2014].
246 pages ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"In the spirit of "Waiting for Superman," a respected educator --whose advice has been solicited from the likes of Hillary Clinton, Cory Booker, and beyond-- presents a plan for educating the country's most educationally endangered group -- young men of color"-- Provided by publisher.

Home grown : adventures in parenting off the beaten path, unschooling, and reconnecting with the natural world

September 5, 2014
Hewitt, Ben, 1971-
Boston : Roost Books, [2014].
vii, 166 pages ; 22 cm
"When Ben Hewitt and his wife bought a sprawling acreage of field and forest in northern Vermont, the landscape easily allowed them to envision the self-sustaining family farm they were eager to start. But over the years, the land became so much more than a building site; it became the birthplace of their two sons, the main source of family income and food, and ultimately, both classroom and home for their children. Having opted out of formal education, Hewitt's sons learn through self-directed play, exploration, and experimentation on their farm, in the woods, and (reluctantly) indoors. This approach has allowed the boys to develop confidence, resourcefulness, and creativity. They learn, they play, they read, they test boundaries, they challenge themselves, they fail, they recover. And these freedoms allow their innate personalities to flourish, further fueling growth and exploration. Living in tune with the natural world teaches us to reclaim our passion, curiosity, and connectivity. Hewitt shows us how small, mindful decisions about day-to-day life can lead to greater awareness of the world in your backyard and beyond. We are inspired to ask: What is the true meaning of "home" when the place a family lives is school, school system, and curriculum? When the parent is also the teacher, how do parenting decisions affect a child's learning? (And exactly how much trouble can a couple of curious boys gallivanting in the wild woods all day get into?) Home Grown reminds us that learning at any age is a lifelong process, and the best "education" is never confined to a classroom. These essays on nature, parenting, and education show us that big change can come from making small changes in how you live on the land, while building a life you love"-- Provided by publisher.

The opportunity equation : how citizen teachers are combating the achievement gap in America's schools

August 28, 2014
Schwarz, Eric, 1960-
Boston : Beacon Press, 2014.
xiv, 231 pages ; 24 cm
"Citizen Schools is a fresh and personal look at education and the increasingly unequal access to opportunity in America. The book gets beyond the tired debate about charter schools and unions and tests to look at what is really driving the growing opportunity gap - what Schwarz calls a chasm - between upper and lower income children. Schwarz charts the supports and experiences that marked his own childhood and that of his children and shares the story of Citizen Schools, the organization he built, and the thousands of children it serves who were born with little money and few connections but by virtue of repeated positive experiences with professionally successful adults are now catapulting their way into good colleges and good careers. While differences in school and teacher quality contribute to growing opportunity and achievement gaps, Schwarz shares stories and convincing data that demonstrate most of the gap comes from extra learning opportunities offered outside of school. Schwarz shares heartwarming as well as tragic stories and cutting edge research, describing a world in which the real driver of achievement gaps has little to do with tests or schools or even teachers, but instead has everything to do with social networks and chances to "experience success with successful people." "-- Provided by publisher.

Confessions of an ivy league frat boy : a memoir

August 27, 2014
Lohse, Andrew, author.
New York : Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press, 2014.
303 pages ; 22 cm

Excellent sheep : the miseducation of the American elite and the way to a meaningful life

August 22, 2014
Deresiewicz, William, 1964-
New York, NY : Free Press, [2014].
245 pages ; 24 cm
"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"-- Provided by publisher.

Peterson's 2 year colleges.

August 18, 2014
Princeton, N.J. : Peterson's,
v. : ill., maps ; 28 cm.

Alumni directory.

August 14, 2014
Xavier University (Cincinnati, Ohio)
White Plains, N.Y. : B.C. Harris Pub. Co.,
v. : ill. ; 24-29 cm.

Proceedings.

August 13, 2014
Cincinnati (Ohio). Board of Education.
[Cincinnati, Ohio : The Board]
v. ; 23-28 cm.
Title from cover.
At head of title: <Oct. 24, 2005-June 29, 2012> Board of Education, Cincinnati, Ohio proceedings.

The recensio.

August 12, 2014
Miami University (Oxford, Ohio)
Oxford, Ohio : Miami University,
v. : ill., ports. ; 28-31 cm.

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