New Arrivals · Education

July 16, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The first six weeks of school.

July 15, 2019
297 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
First day of school -- Week one -- Week two -- Week three -- Weeks four-six -- Conclusion. Primed for a great year.

Cracking the GRE.

July 9, 2019
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.

Learning disabilities sourcebook.

July 8, 2019
Detroit, MI : Omnigraphics, Inc., c1998-
v. ; 24 cm.
"Provides basic consumer health information about the signs, symptoms, and diagnosis of various learning disabilities and other conditions that impact learning, along with facts about early intervention and the special education process, advice for coping at home and school, and handling the transition to adulthood. Includes index, glossary of related terms, and other resources"-- Provided by publisher.

Reading, writing, and rising up : teaching about social justice and the power of the written word

July 8, 2019
Christensen, Linda.
Milwaukee, Wis. : Rethinking Schools, ©2017.
xiv, 314 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Creating community out of chaos -- Unlearning the myths that bind us -- Writing the word and the world -- Reading for justice, reading for change -- The politics of language -- Creating a vision of possibility -- Responding to student work.
"For almost two decades, teachers have looked to Reading, Writing, and Rising Up as a trusted text to integrate social justice teaching in language arts classrooms. Now, Linda Christensen is back with a fully revised updated version. Offering essays, teaching models, and a remarkable collection of student writing, Christensen builds on her catalog of social justice scholarship with a set of tools and wisdom for teachers in the new millennium."--Page 4 of cover.

Hands-on archaeology : authentic learning experiences that engage students in STEM

July 5, 2019
White, John R. (John Robert), 1937-2009.
vii, 203 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Hands-On Archaeology immerses students in the world of real-life archaeologists. Through engaging authentic learning experiences, students will discover artifacts from the past and participate in archaeological digs while building STEM skills, as well as making connections to geography, history, art, and English language arts.

Hands-on engineering : authentic learning experiences that engage students in STEM

July 5, 2019
Andrews, Beth L., author.
ix, 205 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
The good old-fashioned paper airplane -- Hammock among us -- Windmills on your mind? -- Will it go round in circles? -- Building bridges -- It's all downhill from here -- Cow-a-bungee -- Stealthy design -- Whatever floats your boat -- Scrapers in the sky -- Parachute express -- It's so simple machines -- Catapult to the front of the line -- Be a cooper -- Whirlybird liftoff -- Wheelbarrow races -- Kite for a windy day -- Host a hoist -- Obstacle course, of course -- Craft a raft -- CD car -- It's getting hot in here -- The amazing trampoline act -- Zip-a-dee-doo-dah -- Breaking down barriers -- World's fair.

It's time to talk (and listen) : a how to have constructive conversations about race, class, sexuality, ability, & gender in a polarized world

July 5, 2019
Kim, Anatasia S., author.
xxiv, 188 pages : 23 cm
"We talk every day and we often do it without thinking. But, as you well know, there are some things that are harder to talk about, especially issues pertaining to politics, culture, lifestyle, and diversity. If you've ever struggled in a conversation about a controversial topic with a loved one, work colleague, or even a stranger, you know exactly how uncomfortable and heated the discussion can become. And even if you are one of the lucky few that expresses themselves eloquently, how do you move beyond mere lip service and turn words into actionable change? This groundbreaking book will show you how to get to that important next level in difficult conversations, to talk in an authentic and straightforward way about culture and diversity, and to speak from the heart with tools from the head. Using a simple eight-step approach, you'll learn communication strategies that are supported by research and have been practiced in classrooms, work meetings, therapy sessions, and more. We constantly hear about friends and colleagues whose family members are not speaking to each other because of different political opinions, who've exchanged words that have mutually offended one another. If silence is one end of the continuum and verbal conflict anchors the other, how do we reach a middle ground? How do we take part in the "in between" spaces where both parties can speak and listen? With this book as your guide, you'll learn to navigate these difficult conversations, and take what you've learned beyond the conversation and out into the world, whether it's through politics, social justice movements, or simply expanding the minds of those around you."--Amazon

Panic attack : young radicals in the age of Trump

July 3, 2019
Soave, Robby, author.
324 pages ; 22 cm
Arrested development -- Intersectional A.F. -- Nazi punching -- Off to the races -- Burn the witch -- LGB vs. T -- Bernie woulda won -- The others -- Bleached -- When extremes meet.
"Since the 2016 election, college campuses have erupted in violent protests, demands for safe spaces, and the silencing of views that activist groups find disagreeable. Who are the leaders behind these protests, and what do they want? In Panic Attack, libertarian journalist Robby Soave answers these questions by profiling young radicals from across the political spectrum. Millennial activism has risen to new heights in the age of Trump. Although Soave may not personally agree with their motivations and goals, he takes their ideas seriously, approaching his interviews with a mixture of respect and healthy skepticism. The result is a faithful cross-section of today's radical youth, which will appeal to libertarians, conservatives, centrist liberals, and anyone who is alarmed by the trampling of free speech and due process in the name of social justice."

Hands-on ecology : authentic learning experiences that engage students in STEM

July 1, 2019
Kessler, Colleen.
vi, 169 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Preparing the essentials -- What is an ecosystem? -- A local ecosystem -- Studying populations --Human impact on the environment -- Making a contribution to conservation -- Creating a wildlife garden.

The complete book of colleges.

June 28, 2019
New York, N.Y. : Random House,
v. ; 28 cm.
At head of title: The Princeton Review.
"By the staff of the Princeton Review"--Cover.

Mandarin Chinese for beginners : learning conversational Chinese

June 28, 2019
Ren, Yi, 1950- author.
207 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
First edition published in 2012 as Chinese for beginners : mastering conversational Chinese.
"All poems (except for those in Chapter 7 and Chapter 11) were translated into English by Gwen Qin and Morris Jordan"--Copyright page.

The organized teacher's guide to substitute teaching

June 28, 2019
Springer, Steve, author, illustrator.
xiv, 298 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes index.
"Perfect for teachers of grades K-8" --Cover.
Chapter 1: getting off to a good start -- Chapter 2: behavior management -- Chapter 3: Kindergarten (5-6 years old) -- Chapter 4: First grade (6-7 years old) -- Chapter 5: Second grade (7-8 years old) -- Chapter 6: Third grade (8-9 years old) -- Chapter 7: Fourth grade (9-10 years old) -- Chapter 8: Fifth grade (10-11 years old) -- Chapter 9: Sixth grade (11-12 years old) -- Chapter 10: Secondary grades (13-18 years old) -- Chapter 11: professionalism -- Chapter 12: extra activities and fillers -- Appendix 1: reading -- Appendix 2: math -- Appendix 3: writing -- Templates.

Mindfulness in the classroom : mindful principles for social and emotional learning

June 19, 2019
Mussey, Season S., author.
Waco, TX. : Prufrock Press Inc., [2019]
xi, 207 pages: illustrations; 24 cm
Mindfulness matters -- How to use this book -- Mindfulness for teaching and learning: the foundations -- A mindfulness framework -- The eight principles -- Principle 1: "I" work -- Principle 2: creativity -- Principle 3: cultivating connections -- Principle 4: writing -- Principle 5: breathing and movement -- Principle 6: gratitude -- Principle 7: holding space -- Principle 8: commit-to-one -- To teach and learn -- A call to action -- Imagining a mindful world.
"Mindfulness can be used in the classroom as a method to increase overall teacher effectiveness, raise student achievement, and reignite the joy of teaching and learning. "Mindfulness in the Classroom" introduces eight mindful principles that support social and emotional learning for teachers and students in today's schools, leading to increased empathy, kindness, self-awareness, integrity, self-control, and honesty. The book provides an introduction and theoretical overview of mindfulness, followed by a discussion of the eight mindful principles. Research-based evidence is presented alongside differentiated teaching activities and classroom examples, helping to bridge the gap from theory to practice. Larger implications for schools and society are also discussed, including a call to use these principles to teach the whole child. "Mindfulness in the Classroom" offers teachers and students a guide for the journey back to the heart of teaching and learning"-- Provided by publisher.

Sold my soul for a student loan : higher education and the political economy of the future

June 19, 2019
Kirsch, Daniel (Daniel T.), author.
Santa Barbara, California : Praeger, an imprint of ABC-CLIO, LLC, [2019]
xii, 179 pages ; 25 cm
The American debtor as worker, consumer, and citizen -- The ideology of homeowner democracy and trust in government -- The government's creation and destruction of the American university -- Responses to the crisis : the new debtor movements -- The sin of debt and the hope of forgiveness in the twenty-first century.
American higher education boasts one of the most impressive legacies in the world, but the price of admission for many is now endless debt. As this book shows, increasing educational indebtedness undermines the real value of higher education in our democracy. To help readers understand this dilemma, the book examines how student debt became commonplace and what the long-term effects of such an ongoing reality might be. Sold My Soul for a Student Loan examines this vitally important issue from an unprecedented diversity of perspectives, focusing on the fact that student debt is hindering the ability of millions of people to enter the job market, the housing market, the consumer economy, and the political process. Among other topics, the book covers the history of consumer debt in the United States, the history of federal policy toward higher education, and political action in response to the issue of student debt. Perhaps most importantly, it explores the new relationship debtor-citizens have to the government as a result of debt, and how that impacts democracy for a new generation. To make its case, the book draws from individual borrowers, activists, policymakers, and academics, augmenting their stories with archival research and information on federal consumer finance policies. Taken together, these qualitative and quantitative approaches paint a clear picture of the consequences of student debt for America and its citizens, both now and in the future. -- Provided by publisher.

Creating literacy-based programs for children : lesson plans and printable resources for K-5

June 18, 2019
Baker, R. Lynn, author.
vii, 165 pages : illustrations, forms ; 28 cm
Literacy and reading skills by grade and developmental stages -- Multiliteracies defined -- What is programming? -- Types of programs -- Program planning -- Specialized group programs and outreach services -- Large event and summer reading program planning -- Programming for children with special needs -- Advocacy and marketing your K-5 programs -- Lesson plans -- Appendix : Handouts and resources.
"The all-in-one resource you've been clamoring for, this book presents a comprehensive package of literacy-based public library programming ideas designed for children in kindergarten through the early tweens. Chock full of strategies and best practices for promoting literacy and reading skill development, it also features numerous planning templates and other materials ready to print and adapt as needed. With specific guidance for improving and streamlining each step of program planning and implementation, this book: defines literacy and reading skills by grade levels, in addition to information on other developmental stages; explains multiliteracies and connects them to programming practices; provides step-by-step program planning guides, arranged by grade level, which include book-based programs, clubs, makerspaces, afterschool/study programs, author/guest visits, family/all age programs, impromptu programming, and many others; offers STEAM-based programs which connect to science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics; gives advice on collaborating effectively with school librarians and teachers to plan school field trips; addresses large event and summer reading program planning; shows how to program for children with special needs; and shares tips and suggestions for getting the word out through advocacy and marketing"-- Publisher's website.

Cracking the SSAT & ISEE.

June 11, 2019
New York : Random House, Inc.,
v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
At head of title: The Princeton Review.

Cracks in the ivory tower : the moral mess of higher education

June 11, 2019
Brennan, Jason, 1979- author.
New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2019]
v, 322 pages ; 25 cm
Neither gremlins nor poltergeists -- What the academics really want -- Why most academic advertising is immoral bullshit -- On reading entrails and student evaluations -- Grades : communication breakdown -- When moral language is a cover for self-interest -- The Gen Ed hustle -- Why universities produce too many PhDs -- Cheaters, cheaters everywhere -- Three big myths about what's plaguing higher ed -- Answering the taxpayers.
"From a business ethics standpoint, the average university makes Enron look pretty good. Many people worry that there's rot in the heart of higher ed. Cracks in the Ivory Tower reveals the problems are even worse than everyone suspects. In this devastating exposé, Jason Brennan and Philip Magness reveal that the problem isn't that bad apples are spoiling the bunch. Instead, bad incentives make faculty, administrators, and students act badly. The problems are deep and pervasive. Most academic marketing and advertising is semi-fraudulent; colleges and individual departments regularly make high-falutin' promises they do not and cannot keep. Most students cheat a little and many cheat a lot. Professors and administrators waste students' money and time in order to line their own pockets. Students don't study and learn little. Faculty and students alike have every incentive to make teaching and learning secondary. Faculty grading and student course evaluations are bogus. Academics universally express commitments to high-minded ideals, such as serving the common good and promoting social justice. But beneath the moral veneer, faculty, students, and administrators are just looking out for themselves"-- Provided by publisher.

Shut down the business school : what's wrong with management education

June 11, 2019
Parker, Martin, 1962- author.
xiv, 198 pages ; 20 cm
What goes on in business schools? -- Teaching capitalism -- What's wrong with management? -- What's wrong with business school? -- The business school and the university -- What is 'management' anyway? -- The school for organizing -- The politics of organizing -- What do students want? -- The business school of tomorrow.
Even as higher education is under attack, one area is thriving: business schools. Shut Down the Business School explains why - and builds a convincing case that they are pernicious and should be closed. Martin Parker writes his polemic from the inside, drawing on his experience as a professor of management, and showing us that business schools are little more than loudspeakers for neoliberal capitalism, designed to produce unreflective managers whose primary focus is on their own personal rewards. If we believe that universities have responsibilities to society, Parker argues, then we must challenge the very foundation of the business school and its emphasis on the market above all else. -- Provided by publisher.

Cracking the GED test

June 10, 2019
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-<2020> by the staff of the Princeton Review.
At head of title: The Princeton Review.

The ultimate scholarship book.

June 5, 2019
Belmont, CA : SuperCollege
v. ; 28 cm.
"Billions of dollars in scholarships, grants, and prizes."

What to know before they go : college edition

May 28, 2019
Ellis, Pamela, author.
xiv, 193 pages ; 23 cm
"The Education Doctor®"--Cover.
"Are you worried you don't have the knowledge to help your teen prepare for college? Pamela Ellis, MBA, PhD is here to help! Sharing insight born of both her personal experience with and her professional research into higher-education systems, Dr. Pamela walks you through the process of preparing your teen (and you!) to meet the world of undergraduate education with confidence. Starting with the last years of junior high school and moving through each year of high school all the way to the start of college, Dr. Pamela gives you tips and advice for strenthening academic skills, building an activities résumé, choosing and applying to colleges, seeking financial aid, thriving in the first year of college, and much more. Dr. Pamela's invaluable words of wisdom are complemented with several bonus pullouts, checklists, and sample applications and résumés, which allows you to engage with the book and personalize the college admissions experience."--Back cover.

Becoming Michelangelo : apprenticing to the master, and discovering the artist through his drawings

May 24, 2019
Pascuzzi, Alan, author.
New York : Arcade Publishing, [2019]
xvi, 293 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Did Michelangelo have to learn how to draw? -- Wanting to become a master -- A lofty spirit : my apprenticeship to Michelangelo -- The world of Renaissance drawings -- Michelangelo's early apprenticeship -- Michelangelo, the Medici, and a career change -- Michelangelo returns to Florence, 1501-1504 -- The drawings for the Battle of Cascina -- The drawings for the Sistine Chapel, part I -- The drawings for the Sistine Chapel, part II.
"An artist's extraordinary challenge to himself reveals the genius of Michelangelo in the making. Many believe Michelangelo's talent was miraculous and untrained, the product of 'divine' genius, but the young Michelangelo studied art like any Renaissance apprentice, learning from a master and experimenting with materials and styles. As a grad student in art history, Alan Pascuzzi won a Fulbright scholarship to 'apprentice' himself to Michelangelo, studying his extant drawings and copying them to learn the progression of his technique, mastery of anatomy and composition, and understanding of human potential. Pascuzzi also relied on the Renaissance treatise that 'Il Divino' himself would have been familiar with, Cennino Cennini's The Craftsman's Handbook (1399), which was available to apprentices as a kind of textbook of the period. Pascuzzi's narrative traces Michelangelo's development from student and young artist to master during the period from roughly 1485 to his completion of the Sistine Chapel ceiling in 1512. Analyzing Michelangelo's burgeoning abilities through copies he himself executed in museums and galleries in Florence and elsewhere, Pascuzzi unlocks the transformation that made him great. At the same time, he narrates his own transformation from student to artist as Michelangelo's last apprentice"-- Provided by publisher.

Know and tell : the art of narration

May 24, 2019
Glass, Karen (Missionary), author.
xiii, 217 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Introduction -- The art of narration -- Taking up the torch of narration -- Principles of narration -- Building fluency in oral narration -- Developing written narration -- Beginning narration with older children -- Becoming a writer -- Narration and special needs -- Narration in the classroom -- Embracing the art of narration.
"The art of narration is the art of telling. It extends from oral traditions of ancient cultures to yesterday's headlines. We all want to tell each other things, and shared communication deepens our relationships and heightens our understanding. [...] This book will show you how to make that natural activity a vital part of education that enhances students' understanding and relationship with knowledge, while allowing them to grow into skilled communicators."--Back cover.

Storytime and beyond : having fun with early literacy

May 23, 2019
Barco, Kathy, 1946- author.
xix, 141 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
All I really need to know I learned from ABC books -- Literacy doodads : not just letter magnets on the refrigerator anymore! -- Dynamic displays : minimum work, maximum impact -- Musical storytimes build literacy skills -- Themed storytimes and scripts -- Outreach storytimes.
"Join the world of balloons, pancakes, and musical instruments--just a few items that can help to improve early literacy in the library, in the classroom, and at home. Literacy builders covered range from music and instruments to magnetic letters, alphabet beads, and even food"-- Provided by publisher.

How children learn

May 16, 2019
Holt, John Caldwell, 1923-1985, author.
Boston, Massachusetts : Da Capo Press, an imprint of Perseus Books, LLC, a subsidiary of Hachette Book Group, Inc., [2017]
xvi, 303 pages ; 21 cm
Includes index.
"Published as a Merloyd Lawrence Book by Da Capo Press, an imprint of Perseus Books, LLC, a subsidiary of Hachette Book Group, Inc."--Title page verso.
Learning about children -- Games & experiments -- Talk -- Reading -- Sports -- Art, math, & other things -- Fantasy -- The mind at work -- Learning & love.
In this enduring classic, rich with deep, original insight into the nature of early learning, John Holt was the first to make clear that, for small children, "learning is as natural as breathing." In his delightful book he observes how children actually learn to talk, to read, to count, and to reason, and how, as adults, we can best encourage these natural abilities in our children.

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