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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...


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...


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...


I Learn from Children: An Adventure in Progressive Education

by Caroline Pratt & Ian Frazier

“A lucid presentation of what progressive education can accomplish.”—The New York Times

How should schools prepare students for the Information Age? The successful worker of the future – a creative, independent...


Motivated Minds

by Deborah Stipek, Ph.D. & Kathy Seal

Motivated Minds--a practical guide to ensuring your child's success in school.

What makes students succeed in school? For the past twenty years, the focus has been on building children's self-esteem to help them...


A Lever Long Enough: A History of Columbia's School of Engineering and Applied Science Since 1864

by Robert McCaughey

In this comprehensive social history of Columbia University’s School of Engineering and Applied Science (SEAS), Robert McCaughey combines archival research with oral testimony and contemporary interviews to...


Undergraduate Global Education: Issues for Faculty, Staff, and Students: New Directions for Student Services, Number 146

by Ann Highum

Find practical research, strategies, and advice in this issue on the power of global education for 21st-century college learners.This volume assists campus professionals and faculty members as they:

  • Design courses...


Immigrant and Refugee Students in Canada

by Courtney Anne Brewer & Michael McCabe

Recent immigrants and refugees -- both children and their families -- often struggle to adapt to Canadian education systems. For their part, educators also face challenges when developing effective strategies...


The Health Handbook for Schools

by Adrian Brooke & Steve Welton

This handbook allows rapid reference to conditions commonly encountered in school-aged children, and to rare diseases as well. It focuses particularly on the impact of the condition on the child's ability to...


Online Distance Education: Towards a Research Agenda

by Olaf Zawacki-Richter & Terry Anderson

Online Distance Education provides a systematic overview of the major issues, trends, and areas of priority in research on online distance education. Intended as a primary reference and guide for educators,...


Grammar for Improving Writing and Reading in Secondary School

by Geoff Dean

This practical book is chiefly intended to help English teachers tackle an area of the new English programme that causes anxiety and about which a large proportion are still uncertain: grammar.

Grammar has been...


In History and in Education: Essays presented to Peter Gordon

by Richard Aldrich

This tribute from historian and educationists to the work and influence of Peter Gordon, Emeritus Professor at the Institute of Education in London, is grouped round the central theme of the educational history...


Theory-Based Approaches to Substance Misuse and Abuse Prevention in School: New Directions for Youth Development, Number 141

by Karina Weichold & Fabriza Giannotta

Youth substance use and misuse are still highly common, despite substantial efforts made to reduce the problem. Early start with substance use is often associated with more severe short- and long-term negative...


The Philosophy of Physical Education: A New Perspective

by Steven A. Stolz

The discipline area of physical education has historically struggled for legitimacy, sometimes being seen as a non-serious pursuit in educational terms compared to other subjects within the school curriculum....