New Arrivals · Education

July 18, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The complete book of colleges.

July 17, 2018
New York, N.Y. : Random House,
v. ; 28 cm.
At head of title: The Princeton Review.
"By the staff of the Princeton Review"--Cover.

Becoming the math teacher you wish you'd had : ideas and strategies from vibrant classrooms

July 17, 2018
Zager, Tracy, 1972-
Portland, Maine : Stenhouse Publishers, [2017]
xvi, 376 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
Acknowledgments -- Breaking the cycle -- What do mathematicians do? -- Mathematicians take risks -- Mathematicians make mistakes -- Mathematicians are precise -- Mathematicians rise to a challenge -- Mathematicians ask questions -- Mathematicians connect ideas -- Mathematicians use intuition -- Mathematicians reason -- Mathematicians prove -- Mathematicians work together and alone -- "Favorable conditions" for all math students.
"While mathematicians describe mathematics as playful, beautiful, creative, and captivating, many students describe math class as boring, stressful, useless, and humiliating. In Becoming the Math Teacher You Wish You'd Had, Tracy Zager helps teachers close this gap by making math class more like mathematics. Tracy spent years with highly skilled math teachers in a diverse range of settings and grades. You'll find this book jam-packed with new thinking from these vibrant classrooms. You'll grapple with big ideas: How is taking risks inherent to mathematics? How do mathematicians balance intuition and proof? How can teachers value both productive mistakes and precision? You'll also find dozens of practical teaching techniques you can try in your classroom right away--strategies to stimulate students to connect ideas; rich tasks that encourage students to wonder, generalize, conjecture, and persevere; routines to teach students how to collaborate. All teachers can move toward increasingly authentic, delightful, robust mathematics teaching and learning for themselves and their students. This important book helps us develop instructional techniques that will make the math classes we teach so much better than the math classes we took." -- Provided by publisher.

Make just one change : teach students to ask their own questions

July 17, 2018
Rothstein, Dan, author.
Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard Education Press, ©2011.
xi, 176 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Introduction : "Why didn't I learn this in school?" -- The question formulation technique : teaching multiple thinking abilities in one process -- Choose the question focus : the starting point for student questions -- Introduce the rules for producing questions : an exercise in metacognition -- Students produce the questions : divergent thinking unleashed -- Students improve the questions : closed- and open-ended questions -- Students prioritize the questions : analysis and convergence -- Next steps : "What do we do with all these questions?" -- Students reflect on their learning : cognition, affect, and behavior -- A memo to my fellow teachers : what I've learned from using the QFT -- Students and classrooms transformed : a community of self-directed learners -- Questions and education, questions and democracy.
The authors of "Make Just One Change" argue that formulating one's own questions is the single most essential skill for learning and one that should be taught to all students. They also argue that it should be taught in the simplest way possible. Drawing on twenty years of experience, the authors present the Question Formulation Technique, a concise and powerful protocol that enables learners to produce their own questions, improve their questions, and strategize how to use them. "Make Just One Change" features the voices and experiences of teachers in classrooms across the country to illustrate the use of the Question Formulation Technique across grade levels and subject areas and with different kinds of learners.

How to write a winning scholarship essay : including 30 essays that won over $3 million in scholarships

July 16, 2018
Tanabe, Gen S., author.
xii, 256 pages ; 23 cm
Includes index.
"What separates a scholarship winner from a runner-up? In most cases it's the scholarship essay or interview. This book shows you how to craft a winning essay and deliver a powerful interview." -- Back cover.

Culturize : every student, every day, whatever it takes

July 12, 2018
Casas, Jimmy, author.
xvii, 177 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Just talk to me -- Core principle 1 : Champion for students -- Core principle 2 : Expect excellence -- Core principle 3 : Carry the banner -- Core principle 4 : Be a merchant of hope -- It's your choice.
This book shares insights into what it takes to cultivate a community of learners who embody the innately human traits our world desperately needs, such as kindness, honesty, and compassion.

A little drama! : playful activities for young children

July 3, 2018
Roberts, Lavinia, author.
St. Paul, MN : Redleaf Press, 2018.
xii, 220 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm

The demon-haunted world : science as a candle in the dark

June 29, 2018
Sagan, Carl, 1934-1996, author.
xviii, 457 pages ; 21 cm
"March 1997."
The most precious thing -- Science and hope -- The man in the moon and the face on Mars -- Aliens -- Spoofing and secrecy -- Hallucinations -- The demon-haunted world -- On the distinction between true and false visions -- Therapy -- The dragon in my garage -- The city of grief -- The fine art of baloney detection -- Obsessed with reality -- Antiscience -- Newton's sleep -- When scientists know sin -- The marriage of skepticism and wonder -- The wind makes dust -- No such thing as a dumb question -- House on fire -- The path to freedom -- Significance junkies -- Maxwell and the nerds -- Science and witchcraft -- Real patriots ask questions.
"Are we on the brink of a new Dark Age of irrationality and superstition? In this stirring, brilliantly argued book, internationally respected scientist Carl Sagan shows how scientific thinking is necessary to safeguard our democratic institutions and our technical civilization." "The Demon-Haunted World is more personal and richer in moving and revealing human stories than anything Sagan has previously written. With illustrations from his own childhood experience as well as engrossing tales of discovery, Sagan shows how the method of scientific thought can cut through prejudice and hysteria to uncover the often surprising truth." "He convincingly debunks "alien abduction," "channelers," faith-healer fraud, the "face" on Mars, and much else. Along the way, he refutes the arguments that science destroys spirituality or is just another arbitrary belief system, asks why scientific study is often stigmatized, discusses the dangers of the misuse of science, and provides a "baloney detection kit" for thinking through political, social, religious, and other issues."--Jacket.

Rewiring education : how technology can unlock every student's potential

June 26, 2018
Couch, John D., 1947- author.
xii, 244 pages ; 24 cm
Rewiring -- Design -- Potential -- Motivation -- Learning -- Spaces -- Challenges -- CBL -- Access -- Build -- Code -- Teaching -- Technology -- Transformative -- Futuristic.
"In Rewiring Education, Couch shares the professional lessons he's learned during his 50-plus years in education and technology. He takes us behind Apple's major research study, Apple Classrooms of Tomorrow (ACOT), and its follow-up (ACOT 2), highlighting the powerful effects of the Challenge-Based Learning framework. Going beyond Apple's walls, he also introduces us to some of the most extraordinary parents, educators, and entrepreneurs from around the world who have ignored the failed promises of memorization and, instead, utilize new science-backed methods and technologies that benefit all children, from those who struggle to honor students. Rewiring Education presents a bold vision for the future of education, looking at promising emerging technologies and how we--as parents, teachers, and voters--can ensure children are provided with opportunities and access to the relevant, creative, collaborative, and challenging learning environments they need to succeed" --

Story smart : using the science of story to persuade, influence, inspire, and teach

June 22, 2018
Haven, Kendall F.
Santa Barbara, CA : Libraries Unlimited, ©2014.
viii, 174 pages ; 25 cm
Hooked on story -- Story state of mind -- Eight essential elements of story -- It was a dark and stormy night... how stories create influence -- Seven story steps: Step by step.
Our brains have been evolutionarily hardwired to think, to make sense, and to understand in simple -- but hidden -- story terms. You'll discover the Neural Story Net, the Make Sense Mandate, Motive Matching, and the Story Influence Line -- and understand how these concepts control listener/reader engagement, attention, and the impact your communications will exert. You'll learn that what reaches the conscious mind of your target audience is significantly different from what first reached their eyes and ears -- and that you can control that internal, neural process. This guide is organized into four parts: the neuroscience of narrative; your story tools; how narratives exert influence (changing beliefs, attitudes, values, etc.); and the process of creating "Story Smart" stories.

Cracking the SSAT & ISEE.

June 7, 2018
New York : Random House, Inc.,
v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
At head of title: The Princeton Review.

Cracking the GED test

June 7, 2018
New York, NY : Penguin Random House, [2014]-
volumes : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Volumes for 2015-2016 by Geoff Martz and the staff of the Princeton Review ; 2017-<2019> by the staff of the Princeton Review.
At head of title: The Princeton Review.

Project based learning made simple : 100 classroom-ready activities that inspires curiosity, problem solving and self-guided discovery for third, fourth, and fifth grade students

June 5, 2018
Smith, April, (Elementary school teacher)
Berkeley, California : Ulysses Press, 2018.
263 pages ; 23 cm
Project-based learning basics -- Customization and planning -- Science and STEM -- Math and financial literacy -- English language arts -- Social studies -- Project wrap-up.
"Project based learning is the fun and engaging way to teach 21st-century competencies including problem solving, critical thinking, collaboration, communication and creativity. This straight-forward book makes it easier than ever to bring this innovative technique into your classroom with 100 ready-to-use- projects in a range of topics"--Back cover.

Withrow High School Class of 1943 collection.

June 4, 2018
[Cincinnati, Ohio], 1943-1988.
volumes : illustration ; 23-29 cm
Title supplied by cataloger.
Collection held in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Collection consists of 7 booklets of various sizes with original pictorial paper wrappers.
Withrow High School annual commencement June Fifteenth 1943 -- Inklings (June 1943) -- Withrow High School Class of 1943 25th reunion -- Withrow High School Class of 1943 45th reunion class directory -- Withrow High School Class of 1943 45th reunion program.
Collection donated by Margie Stegemeyer Thomas contains materials concerning the Withrow High School Class of 1943 including the original commencement program, the June 1943 issue of the school magazine, Inklings, and class reunion programs and directories from 1968-1988.

Teens talk about learning disabilities and differences

May 30, 2018
New York, NY : The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc., 2018.
64 pages : color illistrations ; 24 cm.
Teens talk about attention deficit disorder -- Teens talk about dyslexia -- Teens talk about learning differences -- Teens talk about Asperger's syndrome and non-verbal learning.
For a teen diagnosed with a learning disability or difference, schoolwork can be an enormous challenge. The first-person accounts in this compelling book offer real-life stories about struggling with attention-deficit disorder, dyslexia, Asperger's, and other issues. Whether searching for a school where they can succeed or finding their creative voice, the teens move forward with grit and determination. Told in engaging and accessible prose, this book provides young adults with a road map as they learn to advocate for themselves so they can receive the education they deserve.

Cracking the GRE.

May 24, 2018
New York : Villard Books,
v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Vols. for 2001-2005, 2009 include 1 CD-ROM disc (4 3/4 in.).
At head of title: The Princeton Review.

Cracking the SAT.

May 24, 2018
New York : Random House,
v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Vols. for 2003-2016 by Adam Robinson and John Katzman; 2017-<2019> by the staff of the Princeton Review.
At head of title: The Princeton Review.

When smart kids underachieve in school : practical solutions for teachers

May 24, 2018
Stanley, Todd, author.
Waco, Texas : Prufrock Press Inc., [2018]
v, 197 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
The story of Mike -- How can someone so smart underachieve? -- Profiles of underachievement -- Cause 1: boredom -- Cause 2: social-emotional needs -- Cause 3: not having peers -- Cause 4: home life -- Cause 5: twice-exceptionality -- Cause 6: lack of intrinsic motivation -- Cause 7: lack of skills -- Cause 8: lack of progamming or trained teachers -- Cause 9: not being challenged -- Cause 10: being too smart for their own good -- When gifted students reach their potential.

A good job : campus employment as a high-impact practice

May 24, 2018
McClellan, George S., author.
xvi, 238 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Student employment on campus : an overview -- Student development and campus employment -- Career development and campus employment -- Campus employment and student learning -- Student employment on campus as a vehicle for student retention, persistence, and student success -- The importance of intentional management and supervision in student employment -- Legal issues in student employment programs on campus -- Student employment as high impact practice and hallmark of institutional excellence.

Old Hughes.

May 23, 2018
Cincinnati : Hughes High School,
v. ; 27 cm.
Published during the school year by the pupils of Hughes School.

Zen teacher : creating focus, simplicity and tranquility in the classroom

May 22, 2018
Tricarico, Dan, author.
162 pages ; 23 cm
Subtitle from cover.
"You can thrive in the classroom. All it takes are a few moments of peace and a little focus. If you're like many teachers, your day is busy, demanding, even chaotic. But just because you live in a fast-paced, always-on world, doesn't mean your life has to feel rushed and crazy. In The Zen Teacher, educator, blogger, and speaker Dan Tricarico provides practical, easy-to-use techniques to help teachers slow down and create a sense of focus, simplicity, and tranquility in the classroom - and in life. As a teacher, you have incredible power to influence, even improve, the future. By being at your best - unrushed and fully focused - you ensure that every interaction with your students is beneficial, for them and for you. If you're new to the concept of Zen, don't worry. In this introductory guide, Dan Tricarico explains what it means to develop a Zen practice - something that has nothing to do with religion and everything to do with your ability ability to thrive in the classroom. The Zen Teacher will help you: Maximize your performance while lowering your stress. Transform your classroom and experience a better quality of life. Focus on things that really matter and let go of things you can't control. Find time to take care of yourself, so you can be at your best!"--Back cover.

The first-year teacher's survival guide : ready-to-use strategies, tools & activities for meeting the challenges of each school day

May 21, 2018
Thompson, Julia G., author.
San Francisco, CA : Jossey-Bass, 2018.
511 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes index.
Begin your professional growth -- Develop professional productivity skills -- Collaborate with colleagues in your school community -- Become a capable classroom leader -- Start the school year productively -- Cultivate positive classroom relationships -- Meet the needs of all students -- Adapt instruction through differentiated instruction -- Design and deliver effective instruction -- Measure student progress with summative assessments -- Policies, procedures, and rules : the framework of classroom management -- Prevent or minimize discipline problems -- Handle discipline problems effectively -- How-to quick reference guide to common classroom discipline problems.

College admission 101 : simple answers to tough questions about college admissions and financial aid

May 21, 2018
Franek, Robert, author.
New York, NY : The Princeton Review, [2018]
x, 194 pages ; 21 cm
Includes index.
"Penguin Random House."

In other words : phrases for growth mindset : a teacher's guide to empowering students through effective praise and feedback

May 21, 2018
Brock, Annie, author.
Berkeley, CA : Ulysses Press, 2018.
188 pages ; 18 cm
Introduction. Overview of growth mindset ; Examining your mindset -- Self-talk. Affirmations ; Fixed vs. growth mindset self-talk ; Self-talk and relationships ; Optimizing self-talk and managing mindsets -- Teacher-to-student communication. Growth-oriented feedback ; Building relationships ; The classroom environment ; Managing difficult behaviors -- Peer-to-peer communication. Peer-to-peer communication among teachers ; Student-to-student communication -- School-to-home communication. Teaching parents about mindsets -- The whole-school mindset. Creating a growth-mindset organization.

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

May 21, 2018
New York : Doubleday, ©2006.
xxiv, 391 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
Includes index.
English. Poetry ; Structure in poetry ; Myths, stories, and plays ; Grammar and usage ; Sayings and phrases -- History and geography. World geography ; Judaism and Christianity ; Ancient Greece ; Ancient Rome ; The enlightenment ; The French revolution ; Romanticism ; Industrialism, capitalism, socialism ; Latin American independence ; Immigration to the United States ; Industrialization and urbanization ; Reform -- Visual arts. Classical art ; Gothic art ; The renaissance ; Baroque art ; Rococo art ; Neoclassical art ; Romantic art ; Realism -- Music. Elements of music ; Classical music -- Mathematics. Numbers and number sense ; Computation ; Ratio, proportion, and percent ; Measurement ; Geometry ; Probability and statistics ; Pre-algebra -- Science. Plate tectonics ; Oceans ; Astronomy ; Energy, heat, and energy transfer ; The human body ; Science biographies.
What should your child learn in the sixth grade? How can you help him or her at home? This book answers these important questions and more, offering the specific shared knowledge that thousands of parents and teachers across the nation have agreed upon for American sixth graders.

Educating emergent bilinguals : policies, programs, and practices for English learners

May 18, 2018
García, Ofelia, author.
New York, NY : Teachers College Press, [2018]
xiv, 242 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Who are the emergent bilinguals? -- Programs and policies for educating emergent bilinguals -- Bilingualism and achievement: theoretical constructs and empirical evidence -- Language and bilingualism: practices -- Affordances of technology -- Curriculum and other practices -- Family and community engagement -- Assessments -- Signposts: conclusion and recommendations.
This accessible guide introduces readers to the issues and controversies surrounding the education of language minority students in the United States. What makes this book a perennial favorite are the succinct descriptions of alternative practices for transforming our schools and students' futures, such as building on students' home languages and literacy practices, incorporating curricular and pedagogical innovations, using proven-effective approaches to parent engagement, and employing alternative assessment tools.

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