Education

New Players, Different Game
As the economic value of education increases, as more students seek to complete college courses while forgoing the "undergraduate experience," and as funding for public higher education decreases, the for-profit higher education sector has exploded....

12.05.2017

And the Skylark Sings with Me
A clear and magical account of how David and Ellen helped their daughters find new ways to take charge of their education... A treat you should not miss.?John Taylor Gatto, 1991 New York Teacher of the Year and author of Dumbing Us...

14.07.2014

To Teach
To teach: the journey in comics is a vivid, honest portrayal of the everyday magic of teaching, and what it means to be a good teacher-debunking myths perpetuated on film and other starry-eyed hero/teacher fictions. Illuminated by the evocative and...

01.07.2014

Overcoming Dyslexia
FOR EVERYONE WHO STRUGGLES TO READ!Clear, practical, science-based information and advice for successful resultsOne in five American children has trouble reading. But they are not stupid or lazy. In Overcoming...

10.11.2014

Fugitive Cultures
This text examines how youth is being increasingly subjected to racial stereotyping and violence in various realms of popular culture, especially children's culture. Bringing a range of issues together including talk radio, animated children's...

29.12.2013

Dumbing Down Our Kids
Dumbing Down Our Kids is a searing indictment of America's secondary schools-one that every parent and teacher should read.Dumbing Down Our Kids offers a full-scale investigation of the new educational fad, sometimes called...

27.09.2014

Wrightslaw
Wrightslaw: From Emotions to Advocacy, second edition will teach you how to plan, prepare, organize and get quality special education services. In this comprehensive, easy-to-read book, you will learn your childs disability and educational needs,...

13.12.2016

Privilege
As one of the most prestigious high schools in the nation, St. Paul's School in Concord, New Hampshire, has long been the exclusive domain of America's wealthiest sons. But times have changed. Today, a new elite of boys and girls is being molded at...

25.06.2014

Reproduction in Education, Society and Culture
Sorry - this one is absurdly long:"That's true what Harry says. You can tell a true gentleman from a false one that's just dressed in finery. Take yourself, sir. It's not just the cut of your clothes, nor is it even the fine way you've got...

16.05.2016

American University
When it was published in 1968, a year noted for historic student protests on campuses across the country, The American University spoke in Jacques Barzun's characteristically wise and lucid voice about what colleges and universities...

22.10.2015

Home Start in Reading
      Limited availability.  Please call us if you need this item right away.  Ruth Beechick A wonderful alternative to the tedious workbooks and overly academic approaches usually used. The best little teaching aids I have ever read. With my...

03.07.2017

Shaping a Christian Worldview
Shaping a Christian Worldview presents a collection of essays that address the key issues facing the future of Christian higher education. With contributions from key players in the field, this book addresses the critical issues for Christian...

29.03.2017

Under Attack
Stephen Krashen is professor emeritus at the University of Southern California, who moved from the linguistics department to the faculty of the School of Education in 1994. He is a linguist, educational researcher, and activist.Dr. Krashen...

02.10.2016

Unlocking the Gates
Over the past decade, a small revolution has taken place at some of the world's leading universities, as they have started to provide free access to undergraduate course materials--including syllabi, assignments, and lectures--to anyone with an...

08.05.2017

What's Worth Fighting for in Your School?
This book is about how to make schools more interesting and fulfilling places to be. It tackles how to bring about marked improvements in the daily lives and experiences of more teachers, heads and pupils, with the premise being that teachers and...

17.11.2013

Maria Montessori
Maria Montessori (1870–1952) brought about a revolution in the classroom. She developed a method of teaching small children and inspired a movement that carried that method into every corner of the world. In her rich and forthright biography, Rita...

08.09.2014

Subjects Matter
Finally, a book about content-area reading that's just as useful to math, science, and history teachers as it is to English teachers Lively, practical, and irreverent, Subjects Matter points the way to activities and materials that energize content...

15.11.2016

The New Essential Guide to Lesbian Conception, Pregnancy, and Birth
The New Essential Guide to Lesbian Conception, Pregnancy, and Birth has been thoroughly updated ensuring that this book remains the best source for women embarking on this most important step. Authors Stephanie Brill, the co-founder of the...

16.03.2014

Handbook of Adolescent Literacy Research
 The first comprehensive research handbook of its kind, this volume showcases innovative approaches to understanding adolescent literacy learning in a variety of settings. Distinguished contributors examine how well adolescents are served by...

21.11.2012

Privilege
Now in paperback, the penetrating critique of elite universities and the culture of privilege they perpetuate Ross Gregory Douthat arrived at Harvard University in the fall of 1998 carrying an idealized vision of Ivy League life....

28.11.2014

An Easy Start in Arithmetic (Grades K-3)
Dr. Ruth Beechick spent a lifetime teaching and studying how people learn. She taught in Washington state, Alaska, Arizona and in several colleges and seminaries in other states. She also spent thirteen years at a publishing company writing...

24.03.2013

Teacher Evaluation to Enhance Professional Practice
Teacher evaluation--a term that brings fear, anticipation, stress, anxiety, or even boredom to the hearts of teachers and administrators everywhere. How can we reinvent teacher evaluation so that it really makes a difference--so that everyone in...

28.09.2015

A cabeça bem-feita
Reformar o pensamento para reformar o ensino e reformar o ensino para reformar o pensamento é o que preconiza Edgar Morin. Na linha da reforma do pensamento, ele propõe os princípios que permitiriam seguir a indicação de...

21.02.2018

Literacy for the 21st Century
Based on four contemporary theories of literacy learning—constructivist, sociolinguistic, interactive, and reader response—this best-selling text exposes readers to sound methodology infused with authentic examples of best practice. Utilizing highly...

06.04.2015

Becoming a Critically Reflective Teacher
1996 Winner of the Cyril O. Houle World Award for Literature in Adult Education "[Brookfield] gently demystifies critically reflective learning and teaching with dozens of practical examples from the classroom in different scholarly fields....

29.04.2016

The Best Schools
Educators, politicians, parents, and even students are consumed with speaking the language of academic achievement. Yet something is missing in the current focus on accountability, standardized testing, and adequate yearly progress. If schools...

25.02.2018

The Learning Gap
Have you noticed that 21st century sociological and psychological books written for the layman almost always have near-book-length subtitles just like Victorian novels? This one has the subtitle: Why Our Schools Are Failing and What We...

22.11.2013

Montessori for Parents
Hardcover edition of Dorothy Canfield Fisher's Montessori Method for Parents. Scientific pedagogy as applied to child education in "the Children's Houses" including chapters on moral training and discipline. Educators will appreciate having this...

27.07.2016

The Right to Learn
Winner of AERA Outstanding Book Award in 1998"While she recognizes the necessity for school reform and the complexity of implementing it, Darling-Hammond remains optimistic that systemic changes to ensure access to a meaningful education for all...

07.09.2017

The Sacred and the Secular University
American higher education was transformed between the end of the Civil War and the beginning of World War I. During this period, U.S. colleges underwent fundamental changes--changes that helped to create the modern university we know today. Most...

07.06.2016

What's Worth Fighting for in Your School?
Encouraging teachers and principals to think more deeply about school reform, individual responsibility, and collaborative culture, "What's Worth Fighting For In Your School?" inspires teachers and principals to act as moral change agents in...

19.01.2013

Separating School & State
In Separating School & State, Sheldon Richman effectively and comprehensively analyzes the failures of public schooling in America and explains the ideas and ideology behind the case for compulsory education. But beyond a historical...

18.06.2013

Schools That Work
School can be the place where children learn to think critically, to cooperate, to love to learn. School can develop young people ready and able to participate in a democratic society--citizens who are insightful, creative, compassionate, and wise....

20.08.2016

Words Their Way
"This book would be very useful for both university reading courses and classroom teachers. I use Words Their Way both in my first grade classroom and with college students as a way to implement word study. ""Kristi McNeal, CSU Fresno" Words Their...

10.12.2015

On Teaching Science
Focusing on solutions specific to science and math education both for K–12 and college, this book explores how students learn in general and helps teachers develop successful techniques for the classroom On...

29.04.2016

Universities in the Marketplace
Is everything in a university for sale if the price is right? In this book, one of America's leading educators cautions that the answer is all too often "yes." Taking the first comprehensive look at the growing commercialization of our academic...

05.10.2016

100 Words Every Middle Schooler Should Know
More is expected of middle schoolers—more reading, more writing, more independent learning. Achieving success in this more challenging world requires knowing many more words. 100 Words Every Middle Schooler Should Know helps students in...

24.09.2014

Powerful Children
In Possible Schools, Ann Lewin-Benham showed us that we can create schools that engage the minds of children and involve parents, even in urban settings. In this book, she describes projects in a school that successfully adapted the Reggio Approach...

18.11.2015

Teaching about Asian Pacific Americans
The number of Asian American students in schools and colleges has soared in the last twenty-five years, and they make up one of the fastest growing segments of the student population. However, classroom material often does not include their version...

04.05.2013

A Nation Deceived
This is actually not a book but rather the findings of a study on gifted and talented children. I read this "book"- both parts 1 and 2 as my family tried to make the decision as to whether or not to have 1 of our children skip a grade. Having made...

02.10.2015

How It's Being Done
How It's Being Done offers much-needed help to educators, providing detailed accounts of the ways in which unexpected schools those with high-poverty and high-minority student populations have dramatically boosted student achievement and diminished...

12.07.2017

What Readers Really Do
Drawing on their own lives as readers and writers and years of experience working in classrooms as coaches, staff developers, and consultants, Dorothy Barnhouse and Vicki Vinton offer practical tips for meeting today's rigorous standards while...

19.03.2014

What Really Matters for Struggling Readers
Have you noticed that every new educational method, material and program is "research based" or "scientific"? Everything these days is the new miracle that will transform your classroom into the model learning environment. Thank God for Richard...

24.03.2017

Hacking Your Education
It’s no secret that college doesn’t prepare students for the real world. Student loan debt recently eclipsed credit card debt for the first time in history and now tops one trillion dollars. And the throngs of unemployed graduates chasing the same...

05.06.2015

End Of Education
The University of Minnesota Press is to be commended for its critical perceptiveness and its courage in inaugurating its new series with this brilliant critique of liberalism, humanism, and the university. Spanos holds that the events culminating in...

08.08.2013

Math at Hand
- A reference guide to empower students to become more responsible for their own learning, reviewing, relearning, and researching- Explanations and examples to complement any textbook and teach difficult topics- Cross curricular resources packed...

14.01.2016

Writing Essentials
While I am a believer in all things Regie Routman, I had a difficult time with the organization of this book. Her ideas flew off the pages but weren't arranged in a reader-friendly way. I found myself loving things she said but wasn't always able...

20.08.2013

Push Has Come to Shove
“Have you been to a school lately?  Have you sat through the six hours and forty-five minutes of excruciating tedium we send our kids to every day?  When we ask our kids, “What’d you do in school today?” and they mumble, “Nothin’,” they’re...

26.08.2013

Educacion y sociologia/ Education and Sociology
This is a remarkable little book. I have been meaning to read some Durkheim for ages – I have two of his books sort of waiting to be read – On Suicide and The Division of Labour in Society. But I just haven’t been able to find time. All the same,...

17.09.2014

Study is Hard Work
This is the best guide ever published on how to acquire and maintain good study skills. It covers everything from developing a vocabulary to improving the quality of written work, and has chapters on studying math, science, and languages; taking...

07.06.2017

Ultimate Guitar Chords, Scales & Arpeggios Handbook
The Ultimate Guitar Chords, Scales, & Arpeggios Handbook is a 275-Page Book and Video Course for learning scales, chord, arpeggios, music theory, and fretboard theory. The book is organized in a 240-lesson format that takes you step by step...

11.10.2014

Learning Together Through Inquiry
For teachers who have been exploring process approaches and thematic units in language arts and other areas, the logical next step is inquiry.Based on the authoring cycle, the inquiry cycle provides one possible curricular framework for...

13.10.2014

How the Brain Learns
Well, I was on the fence about this book until Chapter 3. Now, I would recommend this to any teacher, administrator, or just plain anybody who is curious how our silly little 'ole brain works and learns. I found it excessively exciting from a...

11.02.2018

Differentiation in Practice
Join Carol Ann Tomlinson and Cindy A. Strickland in the continuing exploration of how real teachers incorporate differentiation principles and strategies throughout an entire instructional unit. Focusing on the high school grades, but applicable at...

24.07.2017

A Dominie in Doubt
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the...

24.04.2018

Change Wars
In today's era of educational change where reforms proliferate, initiatives abound, legal responsibilities are constantly expanding, and both teachers and leaders complain constantly of overload, the challenge is no longer just how to implement...

03.12.2016

The Idea of a University
All the while I was listening to, reading along with, and contemplating Newman’s The Idea of a University I’ve been fighting this overwhelming sense of inadequacy. I can’t remember when I’ve encountered an author who’s challenged me so....

14.08.2013

Natural Learning for a Connected World
I just got finished a course called Brain Research and Learning Theories. It was a great online class...can't wait to see what I get for a grade! Anyway, we had to read this book, and as far as educational textbooks go, I enjoyed it. It was readable...

09.07.2014

Apples & Chalkdust
A shiny red apple is nice, but teachers need a little encouragement too! Every day in classrooms across the world, young faces look to their teacher for clear instruction and patient guidance. Apples & Chalkdust is brimming with deep wisdom and...

02.02.2018

The Organized Teacher's Guide to Your First Year of Teaching with CD-ROM
Make your first year teaching a success! As a new teacher, you can be completely overwhelmed--feeling lost and not knowing where to start when you receive the keys for the first time. The Organized Teacher's Guide...

19.03.2014

Tongue-Tied
Tongue-Tied is an anthology that gives voice to millions of people who, on a daily basis, are denied the opportunity to speak in their own language. First-person accounts by Amy Tan, Sherman Alexie, bell hooks, Richard Rodriguez, Maxine Hong...

15.11.2013

Teacher with a Heart
Vito Perrone revisits Leonard Covello's volume The Heart Is the Teacher. By looking at Covello's work and educational commitments, in this text, Perrone is calling to attention matters such as immigrant students, intercultural education, advocacy...

18.09.2016

Courageous Conversations about Race
Deepen your understanding of racial factors in academic performance and discover new strategies for closing the achievement gap! Examining the achievement gap through the prism of race, the authors explain the need for candid, courageous...

17.04.2016

Pedagogy And The Politics Of Hope
Henry A. Giroux is one of the most respected and well-known critical education scholars, social critics, and astute observers of popular culture in the modern world. For those who follow his considerably influential work in critical pedagogy and...

20.02.2013

From Childhood to Adolescence
This compilation of Montessori's work, her explanation of her method of "cosmic education" for the child from ages 7-12 as well her conception of the adolescent, ages 12-18 as "erdkinder," is rounded out by her essay regarding university education...

10.02.2018

The Moral Dimensions Of Teaching
[The authors] artfully piece together important essays in educational policy and philosophy. . . . The book deals in detail with such issues as teacher professionalization, moral responsibility of public schools, accountability, and ethical codes of...

12.07.2018

The Global Auction
For decades, the idea that more education will lead to greater individual and national prosperity has been a cornerstone of developed economies. Challenging this conventional wisdom, The Global Auction forces us to reconsider our deeply held and...

19.10.2015

Possible Lives
Mike Rose spent extended periods of time in public-school classrooms across the country – urban schools, rural ones, and even a one-room schoolhouse in Montana. They have little in common other than dynamic teaching and engaged students, in...

20.11.2014

19 Apps
In a non-traditional clever approach, Dr. DeMille sets up the steps for college preparation. And in the familiar DeMille style, its all about the acquisition of vital information in the classical style. His helpful hints include fantastic...

21.08.2016

Situated Language and Learning
Why do poor and minority students under-perform in school? Do computer games help or hinder learning? What can new research in psychology teach our educational policy-makers? In this major new book, Gee tackles the 'big ideas' about language,...

13.07.2013

Childhood Education
Lovely overview of the Montessori foundation and beliefs.

23.11.2017

A Clearer View
See http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Daniel_G...

24.08.2013

Teaching Visual Literacy
Great survey of the ways in which teachers can utilize visuals in the classroom. I loved the format of articles by experts in their respective fields. I personally was looking forward to the discussions of comics and graphic novels the most, but was...

09.01.2016

Woman's "True" Profession
"Women have always been teachers." So begins this second edition of Nancy Hoffman's classic history of women and the teaching profession in the United States. With this revised collection of her own essays and the writings of early women teachers,...

16.04.2013

No Child Left Behind Primer
No Child Left Behind (NCLB) is the single most influential piece of federal education legislation in American history, and Hess and Petrilli provide a concise yet comprehensive look at this important and controversial act. Signed into law in 2002,...

28.05.2016

First Language Lessons for the Well-Trained Mind
First Language Lessons for the Well-Trained Mind uses picture study and other classical techniques to develop the child's language study in those first two all-important years of school. Each lesson leads the parent, step-by-step, through...

03.05.2015

Summer Reading
Summer reading loss accounts for roughly 80 percent of the rich/poor reading achievement gap. Yet far too little attention is given to this pressing problem. This timely volume now offers not only a comprehensive review of what is known about summer...

31.01.2013

Focus
The book was given to my girlfriend as an end of the year gift (and required reading)by her high performing charter school.The thesis is that there are three things that truly matter in raising student achievement; what we teach, how we...

12.02.2014

Failing at Fairness
Failing at Fairness, the result of two decades of research, shows how gender bias makes it impossible for girls to receive an education equal to that given to boys. Girls' learning problems are not identified as often as boys' are...

23.08.2017

Disposable Youth
Facing a crisis unlike that of any other generation, young people are caught between the discourses of consumerism and a powerful crime-control-complex, and are viewed increasingly as commodities or are subjected to the dictates of an ever expanding...

16.09.2013

The Kindness of Children
It has been quite a while since I have read a book about the education of young children and I wish I had read Ms. Paley's book 20 years ago. It validates what I thought then and what I think now - children, teens, adults, indeed all people have...

04.01.2015

Our Schools Suck
"Our schools suck." This is how many young people of color call attention to the kind of public education they are receiving. In cities across the nation, many students are trapped in under-funded, mismanaged and unsafe schools. Yet, a number of...

29.10.2012

All Systems Go
I was really impressed with the case Fullan presents in this book. As a teacher, I despirately want my union to take the lead in reforming education. I see positive movement from the NEA and California's branch, CTA.I think that the current...

06.07.2015

When Students Have Power
What happens when teachers share power with students? In this profound book, Ira Shor—the inventor of critical pedagogy in the United States—relates the story of an experiment that nearly went out of control.Shor provides the reader with a...

15.03.2015

Fair Isn't Always Equal
Differentiated instruction is a nice idea, but what happens when it comes to assessing and grading students? What's both fair and leads to real student learning?Fair Isn't Always Equal answers that question and much more. Rick...

12.10.2012

Education and Democracy in the 21st Century
Eminent educational philosopher Nel Noddings draws on John Deweys foundational work to reimagine educations aims and curriculum for the 21st century. Noddings looks at education as a multi-aim enterprise in which schools must address needs in all...

27.10.2017

The Futures of School Reform
Based on the recognition that current education reform efforts have reached their limits, this volume maps out a variety of bold visions that push the boundaries of our current thinking. Taken together these visions identify the leverage points for...

27.12.2017

Greater Expectations
Greater Expectations is the book that exposed the low standards that children are confronted with in our homes, our schools, and throughout our culture. It exploded many of the misconceptions about children and how to raise them,...

27.07.2016

Social Studies in Elementary Education
The author wrote this new edition of the most popular elementary social studies methods text on the market with the following three goals in mind: to present the most powerful social studies content and pedagogy for children in elementary school, to...

21.05.2016

The Power of Reading
Three points stick out to me from this book: 1) Reading is the key to better comprehension, grammar, spelling, writing style, and vocab; 2) Reading is more important to learning how to write well than writing practice is; and 3) light reading is...

05.10.2016

Escape From Childhood
Rating as a 1 since I can't rate it zero.Coming from a family where Holt was considered practically a god, I can speak to the ideals in his books. Holt says he learned about the sexual needs of children by spending large amounts of time...

01.02.2014

Beyond Discipline
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23.05.2015

Mathematics Education for a New Era
Stanford mathematician and NPR Math Guy Keith Devlin explains why, fun aside, video games are the ideal medium to teach middle-school math. Aimed primarily at teachers and education researchers, but also of interest to game developers who want to...

22.04.2013

Kids' Poems
Regie Routman shares here delightful selection of free verse poems written by kindergartners that will inspire your students to think, I can write poems like this too! Regie provides strategies for using kids' poems as models to guide children to...

11.04.2014

Adult Learning
Solidly grounded in theory and research, but concise and practice-oriented, "Adult Learning: Linking Theory and Practice" is perfect for master's-level students and practitioners alike. Sharan Merriam and Laura Bierema have infused each chapter with...

12.07.2017

The Education Gospel
In this hard-hitting history of "the gospel of education," W. Norton Grubb and Marvin Lazerson reveal the allure, and the fallacy, of the longstanding American faith that more schooling for more people is the remedy for all our social and economic...

20.11.2015

You're Going to Love This Kid!
This work is a guidebook for including students with autism in both primary and secondary school classrooms. Including first-person accounts that give readers insight into the experience of having autism, it shows educators how to adapt their...

26.07.2015

All Deliberate Speed
In what John Hope Franklin calls "an essential work" on race and affirmative action, Charles Ogletree, Jr., tells his personal story of growing up a "Brown baby" against a vivid pageant of historical characters that includes, among others, Thurgood...

26.10.2016

Lives on the Boundary
Remedial, illiterate, intellectually deficient—these are the stigmas that define America’s educationally underprepared. Having grown up poor and been labeled this way, nationally acclaimed educator and author Mike Rose takes us into classrooms and...

05.04.2013