New Arrivals · Education

February 28, 2020
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Ultimate Spanish : beginner-intermediate

February 27, 2020
Stern, Irwin.
New York : Living Language, 2009, ©2000.
xvii, 397 pages : maps ; 23 cm
Includes index.
"A complete textbook with 40 lessons and reference guide. Speak fluently--read and write with confidence!"--Cover.

Overturning Brown : the segregationist legacy of the modern school choice movement

February 27, 2020
Suitts, Steve.
128 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
A new era for 'school choice' and vouchers -- Civil rights rhetoric echoes in 'school choice' and vouchers -- Forgotten segregationists -- School choice and vouchers become segregationist tools -- Preserving virtual school segregation through vouchers -- The limits of lawsuits : toppling voucher programs but not segregated schools -- Milton Friedman and 'government schools' -- Challenging tax benefits of segregated private schools -- The 'post-racialist' standards movement -- For God and private schools -- No to 'racial-mixing,'yYes to vouchers -- New token students of choice -- Lingering facets of Jim Crow segregation -- Desegregation's future.
"School choice, largely touted as a system that would ensure underprivileged youth have an equal opportunity in education, has grown in popularity in the past fifteen years. The rhetoric of school choice, however, resembles that of segregationists who closed public schools and funded private institutions to block African American students from integrating with their white peers in the wake of the 1954 Brown v. Board of Education U.S. Supreme Court decision. In Overturning Brown, Steve Suitts examines the parallels between de facto segregationist policies and the modern school choice movement. He exposes the dangers lying behind the smoke and mirrors of the so-called civil rights policies of Betsy DeVos and the education privatization lobbies. Economic and educational disparities have expanded rather than contracted in the years following Brown, and post-Jim Crow discriminatory policies drive inequality and poverty today. Suitts deftly reveals the risk that America's underprivileged youth face as school voucher programs funnel public education funds into charter schools and predominantly white and wealthy private schools"-- Provided by publisher.

Consider this : Charlotte Mason and the classical tradition

February 26, 2020
Glass, Karen (Missionary), author.
[Place of publication not identified] : CreateSpace, c2015, c2014.
xii, 138 pages ; 23 cm
Holding hands with the past -- A little lower than the angels -- Actions speak louder -- Begins with a single step -- Finding the forest amid the trees -- Drawing the circle closed -- Then and now -- Education is -- Choose you this day -- Just a sliver -- In which Charlotte shows us how -- Rock breaks scissors.
The educators of ancient Greece and Rome gave the world a vision of what education should be. The medieval and Renaissance teachers valued their insights and lofty goals. Christian educators such as Augustine, Erasmus, Milton, and Comenius drew from the teaching of Plato, Aristotle, and Quintilian those truths which they found universal and potent. Charlotte Mason developed her own philosophy of education from the riches of the past, not accidentally but purposefully. She and the other founding members of the Parents' National Educational Union in England were inspired by the classical educators of history and set out to achieve their vision in modern education. They succeeded. Thanks to Charlotte Mason's clear development of methods to realize the classical ideals, we can partake of the classical tradition as

Help for Billy : a beyond consequences approach to helping challenging children in the classroom

February 26, 2020
Forbes, Heather T., author.
Boulder, Co. : Beyond Consequences Institute, 2012.
xiv, 209 pages ; 23 cm
Part One: Creating a new understanding: Ask the experts -- Regulation and dysregulation -- Anatomy of learning -- Developmental deficits -- Belief systems -- Ask the right questions -- Part Two: The beyond consequences classsroom: Motivation -- Transitioning -- Teachers -- Homework -- Social and emotional issues -- A program for Billy.
Help for Billy brings a compassionate voice to the thousands of children who attend every school in America who have been impacted by trauma, and the significant disadvantage that stress has on brain development.

Conscious discipline : building resilient classrooms

February 26, 2020
Bailey, Rebecca Anne, 1952- author.
vii, 328 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
"Expanded & updated"--Cover.
Introduction to conscious discipline -- Conscious discipline brain state model -- School family -- Safety. Composure -- Assertiveness -- Connection. Encouragement -- Choices -- Empathy -- Problem solving. Positive intent -- Consequences.
"Shift from 'Do as I say' to 'Be the change' with the updated skills, strategies and structures in the newly revised Conscious Discipline book. It contains all of the transformational strength of the seven powers and skills from the earlier editions, plus new brain information, new strategies, exclusive access to a web portal and more! Perfect for toddler to 5th Grade classrooms, adaptable for all others."--Publisher's description.

Basic Spanish

February 24, 2020
Richmond, Dorothy Devney, author.
New York : McGraw-Hill Education, [2015]
vi, 266 pages ; 28 cm.
Includes index.
Offers lessons teaching basic Spanish grammar, high-frequency vocabulary, and sentence structure, and includes practice questions with detailed answer explanations.

The last negroes at Harvard : the class of 1963 and the eighteen young men who changed Harvard forever

February 21, 2020
Garrett, Kent, author.
xiv, 299 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"The untold story of the Harvard class of '63, whose Black students fought to create their own identities on the cusp between integration and affirmative action. In the fall of 1959, Harvard recruited eighteen "Negro" boys as an experiment, an early form of affirmative action. Four years later they would graduate as African Americans. Some fifty years later, one of these trailblazing Harvard grads, Kent Garrett, began to reconnect with his classmates and explore their vastly different backgrounds, lives, and what their time at Harvard meant. Garrett and his partner Jeanne Ellsworth recount how these young men broke new ground. By the time they were seniors, they would have demonstrated against injustice, had lunch with Malcolm X, experienced heartbreak and the racism of academia, and joined with their African national classmates to fight for the right to form an exclusive Black students' group. Part journey into personal history, part group portrait, and part narrative history of the civil rights movement, this is the remarkable story of brilliant, singular boys whose identities were changed at and by Harvard, and who, in turn, changed Harvard"-- Provided by publisher.

The best value colleges.

February 20, 2020
New York : Random House, [2011]-
volumes : illustrations ; 26 cm
Volumes for 2013-<2020> compiled by Robert Franek [and others} and the staff of the Princeton Review.
At head of title: The Princeton Review.

Design for how people learn

February 14, 2020
Dirksen, Julie, author.
viii, 296 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm
Where do we start? -- Who are your learners? -- What's the goal? -- How do we remember? -- How do you get their attention? -- Design for knowledge -- Design for skills -- Design for motivation -- Design for habits -- Social and informal learning -- Design for environment -- Designing evaluation.
"If you've ever fallen asleep over a boring lecture or fast-forwarded through a tedious elearning exercise, you know that creating a great learning experience is harder than it seems. And many of us are teaching, even when it's not in our job description - maybe you have to give a presentation, write documentation, or help your audience understand your product or service. Often you know a lot about your subject, but need help to figure out how to teach it effectively to others. In Design for How People Learn, Second Edition, you'll discover how to use key principles behind attention, memory, and learning to create materials that enable your audience to gain and retain the knowledge and skills you're sharing. Updated to cover the latest insights and research into how we learn and remember, this edition includes new techniques for using social and informal learning strategies, as well as two brand new chapters on designing to promote habit formation and best practices for evaluating learning"--Back cover.

Complete English all-in-one for ESL learners

February 11, 2020
viii, 622 pages ; 28 cm
"Total language study program"--Cover.
"Seven books in one!"--Cover.
Get seven times the language-learning expertise for the price of one book! More than two million students have turned to the Practice Makes Perfect series for a trusted guide to help build their language-learning skills. And, now this bestselling brand offers you all of the tools you need to improve your English in one value-packed workbook. Featuring seven titles in one volume, Practice Makes Perfect: Complete English All-in-One for ESL Learners provides a solid foundation of verbs, vocabulary and grammar, and conversational structures. This one-stop resource includes thorough explanations that are reinforced by hundreds of hands-on practice exercises to help you build the skills you communicate in English with confidence. A comprehensive index makes it easy to reference all grammar explanations throughout the book, making this an ideal resource for beginning and advanced beginning students who want to improve their English language competency.

Unschooling to university

February 11, 2020
Arnall, Judy, 1960- author.
Calgary, Alberta : Professional Parenting Canada, 2018.
xxi, 359 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

Student debt

February 7, 2020
New York : Greenhaven Publishing, 2020.
128 pages ; 23 cm
The US student loan problem and how we got here / Eric Best -- A radical solution is called for / Marshall Steinbaum -- Liberal arts degrees are worth the cost / Matt Wilson -- The student loan industry betrays young Americans / Daniel Rivero -- Forgiving debt is not the ideal solution / Miranda Marquit -- Employers could help pay off student loans to attract top talent / Arlene S. Hirsch -- Should we just make college free? / Amelia Josephson -- Government subsidized college is not a good idea / Jarrett Skorup -- The lending business is stacked against student borrowers / Ellen Brown -- We should return to the idea of education as a public good / Thomas Adam -- College is worth the debt / Jana Kasperkevic -- The effects of student borrowing on the larger economy are limited / Sandra Black, Amy Filipek, Jason Furman, Laura Giulianoand Ayushi Narayan -- Free college would reawaken the concept of education as a public good / Tressie McMillan Cottom.
"As of 2019, Americans owed over $1.56 trillion in student loan debt, and 69 percent of college students who graduated in 2018 had to take out student loans. Student debt has increased significantly over the past twenty years, but what factors have brought this about? Are students to blame for making irresponsible financial decisions, or is the price of education rising disproportionately to average income? How do variables like class and race impact student debt? What impact do these debts have on individuals and the economy? This volume examines the nature of America's student debt crisis and explores possible solutions"-- Provided by publisher.

Sexual citizens : a landmark study of sex, power, and assault on campus

February 5, 2020
Hirsch, Jennifer S., author.
xxxiv, 395 pages ; 24 cm
Why is sexual assault such a common feature of college life? And what can be done to prevent it? Drawing on the Sexual Health Initiative to Foster Transformation (SHIFT) at Columbia University, the most comprehensive study of sexual assault on a campus to date, Jennifer S. Hirsch and Shamus Khan present an entirely new framework that emphasizes sexual assault's social roots, transcending current debates about consent, predators in a "hunting ground," and the dangers of hooking up.

Study with me : effective bullet journaling techniques, habits, and hacks to be successful, productive, and organized

February 5, 2020
Shao, Jasmine, author.
112 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
Bullet journaling 101 -- Organize your life -- Beautifying your bullet journal.
"Inspired by the global "study with me"/#studygram phenomenon: Study smarter, stay motivated, improve your grades-all by taking better, more effective notes! Written by Jasmine Shao, founder of popular YouTube channel and Instagram account @studyquill, and Alyssa Jagan, founder of @craftyslimecreator and author of the DIY book Ultimate Slime,Study with Me includes everything you need to set and achieve your study goals using simple-to-master bullet journaling techniques: The basics of bullet journaling, and how to adapt them to your specific studying needs and goals Methods for organizing your time and scheduling Ideas for page and spread layouts for specific topics and how to set them up Plus: Dos and don'ts, hacks, and assorted tips for beginners With Study with Me, you'll learn the note-taking and organizational skills you need to achieve success!" -- Provided by publisher.

Gray's anatomy for students

February 5, 2020
Drake, Richard L. (Richard Lee), 1950- author.
Philadelphia, PA : Elsevier, [2020]
xxii, 1153 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 28 cm
Includes index.
The body -- Back -- Thorax -- Abdomen -- Pelvis and perineum -- Lower limb -- Upper limb -- Head and neck -- Neuroanatomy.
Easy to read, superbly illustrated, and clinically relevant, "Gray's Anatomy for Students", fourth edition, is the medical student's go-to text for essential information in human anatomy. This fully revised volume focuses on the core information students need to know, in an easy-to-access format and with additional multimedia features that facilitate effective study and mastery of the material. Expert authors and global advisors share their extensive teaching and clinical experience, using more than 1000 carefully crafted, original illustrations throughout the text. -- From publisher's description.

Teach yourself how to learn : strategies you can use to ace any course at any level

February 5, 2020
McGuire, Saundra Yancy, author.
xvi, 141 pages ; 21 cm
My journey : I was once in your shoes -- Why don't all students already know how to learn? -- Metacognition : what it is and how it can turbocharge your learning -- The power of Bloom's taxonomy and the study cycle -- Metacognitive learning strategies at work -- Why your mindset about intelligence matters -- How your emotions affect your motivation and learning -- What you can do to boost your motivation, positive emotions, and learning -- Time management, test taking, and stress reduction -- Try the strategies and have fun.
"Following up on her acclaimed Teach Students How to Learn, that describes teaching strategies to facilitate dramatic improvements in student learning and success, Saundra McGuire here presents these secrets direct to students. Her message is that Any student can use simple, straightforward strategies to start making A's in their courses and enjoy a lifetime of deep, effective learning. Beginning with explaining how expectations about learning, and the study efforts required, differ between college and secondary school, the author introduces her readers, through the concept of metacognition, to the importance and powerful consequences of understanding themselves as learners. This framework and the recommended strategies that support it are useful for anyone moving on to a more advanced stage of education, so this book also has an intended audience of students preparing to go to high school, graduate school, or professional school. In a conversational tone, and liberally illustrated by anecdotes of past students, the author combines introducing readers to concepts like Bloom's Taxonomy (to illuminate the difference between studying and learning), fixed and growth mindsets, as well as to what brain science has to tell us about rest, nutrition and exercise, together with such highly specific learning strategies as how to read a textbook, manage their time and take tests. With engaging exercises and thought-provoking reflections, this book is an ideal motivational and practical text for stud\y skills and first year experience courses"--Publisher's description.

Almost American girl : an illustrated memoir

February 4, 2020
Ha, Robin, author, illustrator.
New York, N.Y. : Balzer + Bray/Harper Alley, imprints of HarperCollins Publishers, 2020.
227 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 23 cm
"For as long as she can remember, it's been Robin and her mom against the world. Growing up as the only child of a single mother in Seoul, Korea, wasn't always easy, but it has bonded them fiercely together. So when a vacation to visit friends in Huntsville, Alabama, unexpectedly becomes a permanent relocation--following her mother's announcement that she's getting married--Robin is devastated. Overnight, her life changes. She is dropped into a new school where she doesn't understand the language and struggles to keep up. She is completely cut off from her friends in Seoul and has no access to her beloved comics. At home, she doesn't fit in with her new stepfamily, and worst of all, she is furious with the one person she is closest to--her mother. Then one day Robin's mother enrolls her in a local comic drawing class, which opens the window to a future Robin could never have imagined"--Provided by publisher.

Barrio America : how Latino immigrants saved the American city

February 3, 2020
Sandoval-Strausz, A. K., author.
ix, 400 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
There Goes the Neighborhood -- Neighborhoods on the Edge -- The City of Yesteryear -- "Cracker Eden" -- Building the Urban Crisis -- Here Comes the Neighborhood -- Nineteen Sixty-Five -- Bienvenidos a Oak Cliff -- The Windy City Pitches the Woo -- La Politica -- The Seeds of the Future City -- Transnational Cities -- Building Latino Urbanism -- A New Urban America.
"The compelling history of how Latino immigrants revitalized the nation's cities after decades of disinvestment and white flight. Thirty years ago, most people were ready to give up on American cities. We are commonly told that it was a "creative class" of young professionals who revived a moribund urban America in the 1990s and 2000s. But this stunning reversal owes much more to another, far less visible group: Latino and Latina newcomers. Award-winning historian A. K. Sandoval-Strausz reveals this history by focusing on two barrios: Chicago's Little Village and Dallas's Oak Cliff. These neighborhoods lost residents and jobs for decades before Latin American immigration turned them around beginning in the 1970s. As Sandoval-Strausz shows, Latinos made cities dynamic, stable, and safe by purchasing homes, opening businesses, and reviving street life. Barrio America uses vivid oral histories and detailed statistics to show how the great Latino migrations transformed America for the better." -- Provided by publisher.

Gather 'round the table : food literacy programs, resources, and ideas for libraries

January 31, 2020
Dodge, Hillary, author.
Chicago : ALA Editions, 2020.
xii, 132 pages ; 25 cm
What is food literacy? -- Food movements every librarian should know -- A primer to the field of culinary arts -- The community food assessment -- Food literacy quickstart guide - Short orders -- House specials.
"Serving up a wholesome combination of food literacy information and ideas, this book will encourage members of your community to gather 'round the table at the library"-- Provided by publisher.

Visual thinking strategies for preschool : using art to enhance literacy and social skills

January 31, 2020
Yenawine, Philip, author.
Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard Education Press, [2018]
183 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
VTS for preschool: what does it look like? -- Key elements of VTS discussions -- Adapting VTS for other lessons -- VTS impact on children: charting evidence of growth -- VTS and teachers: what do teachers tell us? -- Dedicated to wonder: keeping preschool child centered.
"Visual Thinking Strategies for Preschool" shows how teachers can add visual thinking strategies (VTS) to their existing curriculum to encourage language, critical thinking, and social skills for children ages three to five. In this sequel to his popular book, "Visual Thinking Strategies," author Philip Yenawine describes using art and other visual experiences to create engaging and powerful learner-centered environments for young children just beginning their formal school experience. First introduced in 1991 and implemented in hundreds of schools, districts, and cultural institutions, the VTS teaching method features an open-ended conversation about a selected work of art. Teachers facilitate the group conversation using simple questions: "What's going on in this picture?," "What do you see that makes you think that?," and "What more can we find?" The book provides transcripts and analysis of classroom conversations as a means of illustrating the range of ways VTS can be used with preschoolers. Drawing on interviews with preschool teachers from public, private, and charter schools from around the country, Yenawine highlights the benefits of these discussions for students, including English language learners and students with special needs. "Visual Thinking Strategies for Preschool" provides teachers with another means to teach language and social skills, and introduces students to the treasures found in art.-- Provided by publisher.

Slaying Goliath : the passionate resistance to privatization and the fight to save America's public schools

January 27, 2020
Ravitch, Diane, author.
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, [2020]
336 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Disruption Is Not Reform! -- The Odious Status Quo -- What Do the Disrupters Want? -- Meet the Resistance -- The Beginning of the End of Disruption -- The Resistance to High-Stakes Standardized Testing -- Rewards and Punishments Are Not Good Motivators -- Bait and Switch: How Liberals Were Duped into Embracing School Choice -- School Choice, Deregulation and Corruption -- The Resistance Fights Back -- The Resistance Goes National -- Dark Money in Massachusetts and Connecticut -- The Miracles That Weren't: New Orleans and Florida -- Common Core and a Gaggle of Other Failed Reforms -- The Teachers Revolt -- Goliath Stumbl
"An in-depth look at the failed efforts to privatize public schools and the victories of those who have fought to save America's public school system"-- Provided by publisher.

Prepared : what kids need for a fulfilled life

January 27, 2020
Tavenner, Diane, author.
New York : Currency, [2019]
viii, 288 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Because good intentions aren't enough -- Because it's a solvable problem -- Speaking out: make learning real world and project-based -- The fallacy of sink or swim: self-direction -- Max's mentor: reflection -- Leave no Husky behind: collaboration -- The building-blocks: successful habits -- The tutoring bar: curiosity-driven knowledge -- The innovation summit: universal skills -- Life after graduation.
"Diane Tavenner, founder of Summit Public Schools, offers a blueprint for a better way to educate our children, based on the revolutionary lessons, insights, and methodology she and her faculty developed over 15 years at their famously successful charter schools in California and Washington, which she is now introducing to public school systems across the country that Summit is partnering with to transform education and better prepare our children to lead fulfilled and successful lives. Diane Tavenner founded the first Summit charter school in 2003, developing and perfecting a personalized, project-based curriculum that puts students in charge of their own learning. The school developed a learning plan for every student. They engaged the students by appealing to them with interdisciplinary, real-world projects, rather than passively learning and memorizing in a classroom environment. They created mentorship groups, where students would talk through their goals and help each other solve problems, as well as meet one-on-one with their mentor, weekly. By internalizing a sense of purpose, self-direction, self-sufficiency, and collaboration, students learn the cognitive and life skills needed to navigate the next phases of their lives. Virtually 100% of Summit's original 400 students went on to attend four year colleges"-- Provided by publisher.

Leading in a culture of change

January 23, 2020
Fullan, Michael, author.
Hoboken, NJ : Jossey-Bass, [2020]
xii, 179 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Making complexity work -- Moral purpose -- Nuance: understanding change -- Relationships, relationships, relationships -- Knowledge building and deep learning -- Coherence making -- Leadership for change.
"Good leadership is not innate. One must learn to lead by mastering five core competencies -- attending to moral purpose, understanding the change process, building relationships, sharing knowledge, and creating coherence in their organizations. The second edition of Leading in a Culture of Change, will contain new case examples of developing and applying the core concepts in practice. Readers will learn what success looks like and how to lead organizations to success using the core concepts. This edition will define the core concepts with greater precision and depth along with concrete examples from the present. Business, nonprofit, and public sector leaders are facing new and daunting challenges -- rapid-paced developments in technology, sudden shifts in the marketplace, and crisis and contention in the public arena. This book provides insights into the dynamics of change and the role of leadership in managing and coping with the change process. Leadership today requires the ability to mobilize constituents to do important but difficult work under conditions of constant change, overload, and fragmentation. This book shows leaders how they can effectively accomplish their goals -- by attending to their broader moral purpose, keeping on top of the change process, cultivating relationships, sharing knowledge, and setting a vision and context for creating coherence in their organization"-- Provided by publisher.

Home learning year by year : how to design a creative and comprehensive homeschool curriculum

January 21, 2020
Rupp, Rebecca, author.
xv, 552 pages ; 24 cm
Previous edition: 2000.
"Homeschooling can be a tremendous gift to your children—a personalized educational experience tailored to each kid’s interests, abilities, and learning styles. But what to teach, and when, and how? Especially for first-time homeschoolers, the prospect of tackling an annual curriculum can be daunting. In Home Learning Year by Year, Rebecca Rupp presents comprehensive plans from preschool through high school, covering integral subjects for each grade, with lists of topics commonly presented at each level, recommended resource and reading lists, and suggestions for creative alternative options and approaches. Included, along with all the educational basics, are techniques and resources for teaching everything from philosophy to engineering, as well as suggestions for dealing with such sensitive topics as sex education. Now revised throughout with all-new updates featuring the most effective and up-to-date methods and reading guides to homeschool your child at all ages"

The Toni Morrison book club

January 21, 2020
Bennett, Juda, 1955- author.
vii, 196 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Introduction: the book club meets -- Cassandra's secret -- Not today, motherF#@$ -- Why black folks go crazy -- Juda's secret -- Dangerous music -- Funny white people -- Winnie's secret -- Black life and the dead deer -- On guns and apples -- Piper's secret -- Too many white guys -- Harriet Tubman's shawl -- Epilogue: a letter to Toni Morrison.
"What is a book club but an excuse to talk to friends? The Toni Morrison Book Club brings that experience to life by telling the story of four friends who turn to Toni Morrison as they search for meaning in their lives. In this startling group memoir, the writers--black and white, gay and straight, immigrant and American born--allow Morrison's words, like music, to make them feel, confess, and discover. The result is a collection of deeply personal conversations about everything from first love to Soul Train to police brutality, all told with an ever present lens on race in America. Not shying away from controversies, this book offers a radically new way to envision book clubs as a healing force in our lives. So pull up a chair and pour yourself a much needed glass of wine, as you get ready to experience the messy differences, surprising revelations, and restorative power of The Toni Morrison Book Club"-- Provided by publisher.

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