New Arrivals · Education

September 17, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Indebted : how families make college work at any cost

September 16, 2019
Zaloom, Caitlin, author.
ix, 267 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Taking readers into the homes of middle-class families to reveal the hidden consequences of student debt and the ways that financing college has transformed family life, the author describes the profound moral conflicts for parents take on enormous debts and gamble on an investment that might not pay off.

No safe spaces

September 16, 2019
Washington, DC : Regnery Publishing Inc., [2019]
ix, 262 pages ; 22 cm
Terrifying violence on college campuses across America. Students lashing out at any speaker brave enough to say something they disagree with. Precious snow flakes demanding "Safe Spaces" to protect them from any idea they haven't heard from their liberal professors. In this book and the accompanying movie, Dennis Prager, Mark Joseph, and Adam Carolla expose the attack on free speech and free thought. It began in the universities, but--fair warning--it's coming to your neighborhood and your workplace.

If I don't make it, I love you : survivors in the aftermath of school shootings

September 13, 2019
xviii, 494 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
"A harrowing collection of sixty narratives--covering over fifty years of shootings in America--written by those most directly affected by school shootings: the survivors. "If I Don't Make It, I Love You," a text sent from inside a war zone. A text meant for Stacy Crescitelli, whose 15-year-old daughter, Sarah, was hiding in a closet fearing for her life in Parkland, Florida, in February of 2018, while a gunman sprayed her school with bullets, killing her friends, teachers, and coaches. This scene has become too familiar. We see the images, the children with trauma on their faces leaving their school in ropes, connected to one another with hands on shoulders, shaking, crying, and screaming. We mourn the dead. We bury children. We demand change. But we are met with inaction. So, we move forward, sadder and more jaded. But what about those who cannot move on? These are their stories. If I Don't Make It, I Love You collects more than sixty narratives from school shooting survivors, family members, and community leaders covering fifty years of shootings in America, from the 1966 UT-Austin Tower shooting through May 2018's Santa Fe shooting. Through this collection, editors Amye Archer and Loren Kleinman offer a vital contribution to the surging national dialogue on gun reform by elevating the voices of those most directly affected by school shootings: the survivors."--provided by publisher.

Algebra : essential practice for advanced math topics.

September 11, 2019
Greensboro, N.C. : Carson-Dellosa, [2014]
128 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
"Grades 7+"--Cover.
Common core state standards alignment: Algebra -- Ratios and proportional relationships -- Expressions and equations: radicals and integer exponents -- Expressions and equations: fractional equations -- Expressions and equations: solving linear equations -- Expressions and equations: lines and linear equations -- Expression and equations: equation pairs and systems -- Functions -- Answer key.
Offers in-depth practice and review for challenging middle school math topics such as radicals and exponents; factoring; and solving and graphing equations. --Publishers description.

The complete guide to the gap year : the best things to do between high school and college

September 11, 2019
White, Kristin, 1972-
San Francisco, CA : Jossey-Bass, [2009]
xx, 237 pages ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Part 1: Fundamentals of the gap year. The gap year : it's not a vacation ; College as the ultimate goal : what do deans of college admissions think of the gap year? ; The postgraduate year : a bridge between high school and college ; Financing your gap year ; The year of national service : a free gap year option ; The gap year decision : it is right for you? -- Part 2: Directory of gap year programs. Volunteer programs : multiple countries ; Volunteer programs : Africa ; Volunteer programs : United States ; Cultural immersion programs ; Adventure programs ; Language study programs ; Art, music, theatre, and media programs ; Sailing and tall ship programs ; Conservation, environment, and marine life programs ; Outdoor and wilderness programs ; Sport programs ; Miscellaneous programs ; Postgraduate year programs ; International postgraduate programs ; Gap year resources.
This is the go-to book for anyone considering a year to re-charge, to follow a passion, to become immersed in another culture, or to find their love of learning again. It includes everything a student, parent, or guidance counselor would want to know about the gap year; including what a gap year is, what it is not, and why it can have a positive impact on a young life. --publisher.

The call of the wild + free : reclaiming wonder in your child's education

September 10, 2019
Arment, Ainsley, author.
New York, NY : HarperOne, [2019]
328 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Part I:The mission -- The Light Went Out in His Eyes -- Reclaiming Motherhood -- The Call to Homeschooling -- Preparing for Your Journey -- Becoming Wild + Free -- Part II:The myths -- Objections to Homeschooling -- The socialization myth -- The qualification myth -- The learning myth -- The rigor myth -- The college myth -- Part III:The manner -- Discovering your homeschool style -- The influences of homeschooling -- Finding your rhythm -- Creating a family culture -- Part IV: The method -- The wild + free way -- The school of nature -- The power of story -- The pedagogy of play -- The curriculum of curiosity -- The magic of wonder.
"Speaking to the growing national trend, The Call of the Wild and Free equips families to provide quality homeschool education, and encourages all parents and caregivers to raise kids to experience the adventure, freedom, and wonder of childhood"-- Provided by publisher.

Jim Trelease's read-aloud handbook

September 6, 2019
Trelease, Jim, author.
© 2019 by The James J. Trelease Read-Aloud Royalties Revocable Trust.
358 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes bibliographic references (pages 333-340) and index.
"Portions of this book were originally published in pamphlet form"--T.p. verso.

Limitless mind : learn, lead, and live without barriers

September 5, 2019
Boaler, Jo, 1964- author.
248 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
From the moment we enter school as children, we are made to feel as if our brains are fixed entities, capable of learning certain things and not others, influenced exclusively by genetics. This notion follows us into adulthood, where we tend to simply accept these established beliefs about our skillsets (i.e. that we don't have a math brain or that we aren't zthe creative type). These damaging and false assumptions have influenced all of us at some time, affecting our confidence and willingness to try new things and limiting our choices, and, ultimately, our futures. Stanford University professor, bestselling author, and acclaimed educator Jo Boaler has spent decades studying the impact of beliefs and bias on education. In Limitless Mind, she explodes these myths and reveals the six keys to unlocking our boundless learning potential. Her research proves that those who achieve at the highest levels do not do so because of a genetic inclination toward any one skill but because of the keys that she reveals in the book.--Provided by publisher.

Educational change and the political process

September 5, 2019
Mitra, Dana L., author.
New York : Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, 2018.
xvii, 201 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm

World class : one mother's journey halfway around the globe in search of the best education for her children

September 5, 2019
Clavel, Teru, author.
New York : Atria Books, 2019.
xxi, 323 pages ; 24 cm
The wonder years: the wild world of NYC preschools -- Gilligan's Island: stranded on a tropical island with a strange cast of characters -- Mission impossible: welcome to Shanghai -- Star trek: the next generation: education as a national value -- Get smart: the meaning of mastery -- The A team: China tops the global scene -- Growing pains: coming "Home" to Japan? -- Mr. Rogers' neighborhood: the community raises the independent and whole child -- Macgyver: the problem-solving stuntman in the classroom, the teacher -- Wonder woman: the mom behind the scenes -- The twilight zone: our worst year in the best-ranked school district -- Who's the boss? Education in a nation where capitalism, individuality, and freedom prevail -- Cheers: to the great potential of the USA.
"Combining humor and warmth, World Class is a firsthand exploration of how American schools are failing our children, and what parents can learn from the Asian education system to help our children excel in today's competitive world"--Provided by publisher.

Hacking assessment : 10 ways to go gradeless in a traditional grades school

August 29, 2019
Sackstein, Starr, author.
151 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Introduction: Goodbye, grades; hello, growth -- Shift the grades mindset: start a no-grades classroom -- Promote buy-in: open lines of communication with stakeholders -- Rebrand assignments as learning experiences: design comprehensive projects for optimal growth -- Facilitate student partnerships: work smarter, not harder -- Digitize your data: ease data collection and inform learning with technology -- Maximize time: confer inside and outside of class -- Track progress transparently: discard your traditional grade book -- Teach reflection: help students become better learners with metacognition -- Teach students to self-grade: put the power of grading into students' hands -- Cloud-based archives: transition to portfolio assessment -- Conclusion: Hack your growth.
"As debate rages about best practices in grading, veteran teacher, author, and internationally recognized blogger Starr Sackstein reveals 10 classroom-tested, practical ways that any teacher can go gradeless- even in a traditional grades school. In true Hacker style, Sackstein demonstrates how to empower students with open dialogue, reflection, and self-evaluation, so they become enthusiastic learners who never ask, "What's it worth?"--cover

Help your kids with geography: a unique step-by-step visual guide

August 27, 2019
256 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 24 cm.
"Perplexed by plate tectonics? Confused by climates? Disorientated by demographics? Help Your Kids With Geography helps parents to get a grasp on what their children learn in geography class by exploring all these topics and more."--Publisher's description.

Time & change : 150 years of The Ohio State University

August 23, 2019
Chute, Tamar, author.
x, 317 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 26 x 31 cm
Letter / President Michael V. Drake -- Introduction / Tamar Chute -- Campus -- Academics and research -- Student life -- Symbols and traditions -- Athletics and sports -- Town and gown -- Commencement -- Afterword / Provost Bruce A. McPheron.
"A photographic retrospective of The Ohio State University published in conjunction with its one hundred fiftieth anniversary"-- Provided by publisher.

Sing a rhythm, dance a blues : education for the liberation of Black and Brown girls

August 21, 2019
Morris, Monique W., 1972- author.
New York : The New Press, 2019.
206 pages ; 23 cm
Prelude -- Introduction -- Interlude: "You have to be compassionate" -- Track 1: Fit to wear a crown -- Interlude: "They are survivors" -- Track 2: God bless the child that's got her own -- Interlude: "I want a badass girl" -- Track 3: Cell bound blues -- Interlude: "Are we actually trying to be here for young people?" -- Track 4: Nobody knows my name -- Interlude: "Dance is my spirit language" -- Track 5: Shake hands with the Devil, make him crawl in the sand -- Interlude: "Listen to them" -- Track 6: "Today I'm with you ... ain't that some love" -- Coda.
"Sing a Rhythm, Dance a Blues reimagines what education might look like if schools placed the thriving of Black and Brown girls at their center. Morris brings together research and real life in this chorus of interviews, case studies, and the testimonies of remarkable people who work successfully with girls of color. The result is this radiant manifesto -- a guide to moving away from punishment, trauma, and discrimination and toward safety, justice, and genuine community in our schools." -- Back cover.

The natural laws of children : why children thrive when we understand how their brains are wired

August 19, 2019
Alvarez, Céline, author.
© Editions Les Arènes, Paris, 2016.
viii, 354 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Originally published: Paris, France : Les Arènes, [2016], under title Les lois naturelles de l'enfant.
"Shambhala Publications is distributed worldwide by Penguin Random House, Inc., and its subsidiaries"--T.p. verso.

Must know high school algebra

August 19, 2019
Monahan, Chris, author.
xi, 427 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
"Find out the important stuff in a flash; Solve algebra problems from the get-go"--Cover.
Putting numbers together and taking them apart -- Relations and functions -- Linear equations -- Equations of linear functions -- Applications of linear functions -- Linear inequalities -- Systems of linear equations and inequalities -- Exponents and exponential functions -- Quadratic expressions and equations -- Quadratic functions and equations -- Rational expressions and equations -- Radical functions and geometry -- Probability and statistics.
You know that moment when you feel as though a lightning bolt has hit you because you finally get something? That's how this book will make you react. (We hope!) Each chapter makes sure that what you really need to know is clear right off the bat and sees to it that you build on this knowledge. Where other books ask you to memorize stuff, we're going to show you the must know ideas that will guide you toward success in algebra. You will start each chapter learning what the must know ideas behind a algebra subject are, and these concepts will help you solve the algebra problems that you find in your classwork and on exams.

25 projects for global explorers

August 15, 2019
Kirker, Christine, author.
ix, 68 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm
Introduction -- Exploring the United States of America / Iditarod Trail sled dog race -- Grand Canyon National Park -- Golden Gate Bridge -- Kennedy Space Center -- Lei Day Festival -- Mardi Gras, New Orleans -- Chaco Culture National Historic Park -- Statue of Liberty -- Oregon Trail -- The Liberty Bell and Independence National Historic Park -- Mount Rushmore National Memorial -- Vaqueros and American cowboys -- The White House ; Exploring other countries / San people, formerly known as the Bushmen of South Africa -- Aborigines indigenous people -- Amazon Rainforest -- Moon Festival -- Son Cubano music -- Eiffel Tower -- Holi Festival -- Ziggurats of Ancient Mesopotamia -- Saint Patrick's Day -- Cherry Blossom Festival -- Day of the Dead -- Trans-Siberian Railway
Need a way to spark your children's interest in the history, geography, events, and landmarks around the world, while encouraging creativity, collaboration and critical thinking? Kirker helps you take them around the world with picture books, each accompanied by suggestions for projects and crafts. From the Iditarod Trail to the White House, from the Amazon rainforest to the Trans-Siberian Railway, you'll find programming tips, trivia, and more in each two-to-three page spread. -- adapted from introduction

Yale needs women : how the first group of girls rewrote the rules of an Ivy League giant

August 15, 2019
Perkins, Anne Gardiner, author.
Naperville, Illinois : Sourcebooks, [2019]
xv, 367 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
268 years of men -- Superwomen -- A thousand male leaders -- Consciousness -- Sex-blind -- Margaret asks for the Mike -- The sisterhood -- Breaking the rules -- The opposition -- Reinforcements -- Tanks versus BB guns -- Mountain moving day.
"Yale University, along with the rest of the Ivy League, kept its gates closed to women until the class of 1969. The reason for letting them in? As an incentive for men to attend. Yale Needs Women is the story of why the most elite schools in the nation refused women for so long, and what the first women to enter those halls faced when they stepped onto campus"-- Provided by publisher.

Must know high school geometry

August 15, 2019
Ma, Allen, author.
vii, 475 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Definitions -- Triangle proofs -- Classifying triangles -- Centers of a triangle -- Similarity -- Getting to know right triangles -- Parallel lines -- Parallelograms -- Coordinate geometry -- Transformations -- Circle theorems involving angles and segments -- Circumference and the area of circles -- Volumes of three-dimensional shapes -- Constructions.

Middle school matters : the 10 key skills kids need to thrive in middle school and beyond--and how parents can help

August 14, 2019
Fagell, Phyllis L., author.
xix, 298 pages ; 23 cm
"Middle school is its own important, distinct territory, and yet it's either written off as an uncomfortable rite of passage or lumped in with other developmental phases. Based on her many years working in schools, professional counselor Phyllis Fagell sees these years instead as a critical stage that parents can't afford to ignore (and though "middle school" includes different grades in various regions, Fagell maintains that the ages make more of a difference than the setting). Though the transition from childhood to adolescence can be tough for kids, this time of rapid physical, intellectual, moral, social, and emotional change is a unique opportunity to proactively build character and confidence. Fagell helps parents use the middle school years as a low-stakes training ground to teach kids the key skills they'll need to thrive now and in the future, including making good friend choices, negotiating conflict, regulating their own emotions, be their own advocates, and more. To answer parents' most common questions and struggles with middle school-aged children, Fagell combines her professional and personal expertise with stories and advice from prominent psychologists, doctors, parents, educators, school professionals, and middle schoolers themselves"-- Provided by publisher.

Something they will not forget : a handbook for classical teachers

August 13, 2019
Gibbs, Joshua (Educator)
xiv, 117 pages ; 22 cm
"Foreword by Karen Swallow Prior"--Cover.
"Every teacher has suffered the demoralizing realization that most students quickly forget the content they are taught. Many sophomores, for example, could not pass a literature exam or history quiz which they aced during freshman year. While most teachers are too embarrassed to admit this, their students know it is true, which leads many students to think school is ultimately pointless. What is more, students know that most missed class periods can be made up with five minutes of homework, which leads them to believe that every hour-long class they attend is a fifty-five minute waste of time. This is not simply the state of American public schools, but many classical schools, as well. But what if there was another way of conducting class? What if every class was vital, necessary, and worth going to? What if students no longer had to admit they couldn't remember much of the material they studied in previous years? What if teachers could make the most of all their class time, including the first five minutes, when students are chatty and their brains are still stuck in their last subject? In Something They Will Not Forget, Joshua Gibbs lays out a solution to these problems which is both elegant and effective. His solution caters to classical beliefs and presuppositions but is easily implemented in any classroom--elementary or secondary, public or private, traditional school or homeschool. If you have struggled with classroom management, dull exams (which you dread grading), or a feeling of helplessness when confronted by how quickly students forget, help is here."--Publisher's website.

Mindfulness in the preK-5 classroom : helping students stress less and learn more

August 12, 2019
Jennings, Patricia A., author.
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, 2019.
xii, 151 pages ; 18 cm.
Defining mindfulness -- Mindfulness and social and emotional learning -- How to calm down and pay attention -- Caring for my body -- Mindful movement -- Cultivating kindness and compassion -- Mindful awareness of the classroom environment -- Orchestrating and conducting a prosocial classroom.

The first days of school : how to be an effective teacher

August 12, 2019
Wong, Harry K., 1932- author.
v, 331 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm + 1 videodisc (DVD : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.)
Includes DVD: You have changed my life / with William Martinez.
The book walks a teacher, either novice or veteran, through structuring and organizing a classroom for success that can be applied at any time of the year. In the accompanying dvd, William Martinez celebrates how a teacher changed his life, using story, song and American Sign Language, based on his presentation "SIGNing the song."

Ultralearning : master hard skills, outsmart the competition, and accelerate your career

August 9, 2019
Young, Scott H., author.
New York, Harper Business, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, 2019.
xv, 283 pages ; 24 cm
Young documents the methods he and others have used and shows that, far from being an obscure skill limited to aggressive autodidacts, ultralearning is a powerful tool anyone can use to improve their career, studies, and life.

Geography through art : U.S. & international art projects for kids

August 9, 2019
Jeffus, Sharon.
[Nancy, KY] : Geography Matters, 2019.
188 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm
Includes index.
"Completely revised and updated!"--Back cover.
Art projects from around the world.

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