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The Teacher Wars: A History of America's Most Embattled Profession

by Dana Goldstein

In her groundbreaking history of 175 years of American, Dana Goldstein finds answers in the past to the controversies that plague our public schools today.

Teaching is a wildly contentious profession in America,...


Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life

by William Deresiewicz

A groundbreaking manifesto for people searching for the kind of insight on leading, thinking, and living that elite schools should be—but aren’t—providing.

As a professor at Yale, Bill Deresiewicz saw something...


Getting Schooled

by Garret Keizer

In this powerful, eloquent story of his return to the classroom, a former teacher offers a rousing defense of his beleaguered vocation Perhaps no profession is so constantly discussed, regulated, and maligned...


Blackboard

by Lewis Buzbee

A captivating meditation on education from the author of The Yellow-Lighted Bookshop

In Blackboard, Lewis Buzbee looks back over a lifetime of experiences in schools and classrooms, from kindergarten to college...


Mindfulness in Adolescence: New Directions for Youth Development, Number 142

by Oberle & Kimberly Schonert-Reichl

Addressing a timely topic in the field, this special issue covers the benefits of cultivating mindfulness to foster positive development and flourishing in adolescents. Presenting the theoretical and empirical...


Engaging Students through Social Media: Evidence-Based Practices for Use in Student Affairs

by Reynol Junco

Using social media to enhance learning outcomes, engagement, and retention

Although research shows that most of today's college students adopt and use social media at high rates, many higher education professionals...


Crash Course: The Life Lessons My Students Taught Me

by Kim Bearden

The inspiring true story of a teacher’s experiences with her students and the life lessons she learned that can help others find joy and success.

Crash Course chronicles the life lessons that Kim Bearden has...


Risk Management in Student Affairs: Foundations for Safety and Success

by Thomas E. Miller & Roger W. Sorochty

A comprehensive, accessible guide to the policies and practices of risk management in higher education

Student affairs staff at all types of colleges and universities need to be equipped to help manage risk and...


The Teacher's Guide to Student Mental Health

by William Dikel

From ADHD to schizophrenia and everything in between, what teachers need to know about their students’ mental health. Twenty percent of children and adolescents have a mental health disorder and in five percent,...


A Simple Guide to Socratic Parenting

by Laurie Gray

Learn how your children can benefit from the powerful, compassionate, and effective techniques of Socratic parenting in this guide that draws from ancient wisdom to create a new paradigm for modern parents....


Statistics for Exercise Science and Health with Microsoft Office Excel

by J. P. Verma

This book introduces the use of statistics to solve a variety of problems in exercise science and health and provides readers with a solid foundation for future research and data analysis.

Statistics for Exercise...


Positive and Negative Outcomes of Sexual Behaviors: New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, Number 144

by Eva S. Lefkowitz & Sara A. Vasilenko

Developing healthy sexual behaviors is critical to adolescents’ wellbeing. While more emphasis has been on negative outcomes, there are broad positive implications for physical health, mental health, intimate...


The Child Who Walks Alone: Case Studies of Rejection in the Schools

by Anne Stilwell & Hart Stilwell

There is an old song that goes, "Look down, look down, that lonesome road, before you travel on." Facing that lonesome road, the adult might travel on. Often, the child can't.During her twenty-year career as...


Buzzed: The Straight Facts About the Most Used and Abused Drugs from Alcohol to Ecstasy (Fully Revised and Updated Fourth Edition)

by Cynthia Kuhn, Scott Swartzwelder & Wilkie Wilson

The fourth edition of the essential, accessible source for understanding how drugs work and their effects on body and behavior. A bestseller in its three previous editions, Buzzed is now revised and updated...


Constructing Narratives of Continuity and Change: A transdisciplinary approach to researching lives

by Hazel Reid & Linden West

In this volume, academics and researchers across disciplines including education, psychology and health studies come together to discuss personal, political and professional narratives of struggle, resilience...


Education Reform and the Concept of Good Teaching

by Derek Gottlieb

In an effort to address the problems confronting the American education system, the Obama administration has issued structural and systematic reforms such as Race to the Top. These initiatives introduce new...


Improving Survey Methods: Lessons from Recent Research: Lessons from Recent Research

by Uwe Engel, Ben Jann & Peter Lynn

This state-of-the-art volume provides insight into the recent developments in survey research. It covers topics like: survey modes and response effects, bio indicators and paradata, interviewer and survey error,...


Chinese students' Writing in English: Implications from a corpus-driven study

by Maria Leedham

Chinese students are the largest international student group in UK universities today, yet little is known about their undergraduate writing and the challenges they face. Drawing on the British Academic Written...


Lesson Study: Professional learning for our time

by Peter Dudley

This book introduces readers to the development of Lesson Study (LS) in the UK, making historical connections to the growth of Lesson Study in Japan, East Asia, the US and Europe. It explains how to conduct...


Deeper Learning: How Eight Innovative Public Schools Are Transforming Education in the Twenty-First Century

by Monica Martinez & Dennis McGrath

Studies suggest that up to half of high school dropouts leave school because their classes are boring or irrelevant to their lives and aspirations. Yet the majority of U.S. schools continue their attempts to...