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Differentiated Instruction: Content Area Applications and Other Considerations for Teaching in Grades 5-12 in the Twenty-First Century

by Ervin F. Sparapani

In the current standards-based, accountability-driven world of education, it is difficult for educators to use differentiated instruction to cater to the individual learning needs of each student. This book...


The Brain, Education, and the Competitive Edge

by Geoffrey Caine & Renate Nummela Caine

This book explains how traditional teaching, testing and schooling developed. It describes a more powerful approach to education that engages student brains much more effectively. It shows how great schools...


Knowledge under Construction: The Importance of Play in Developing Children's Spatial and Geometric Thinking

by Daniel Ness & Stephen J. Farenga

Knowledge under Construction is the first to examine young children's spatial and scientific thinking through their architectural constructions with Legos_ and blocks. The authors' coding system allows teachers...


High Stakes: Poverty, Testing, and Failure in American Schools

by Dale D. Johnson & Bonnie Johnson

High Stakes is a critical ethnography of an underfunded public elementary school in this era of accountability and high stakes testing. The book was written during the year the authors served as third and fourth...


Leading With Emotion: Reaching Balance in Educational Decision Making

by Kermit G. Buckner & James McDowelle

It is no surprise that successful school leaders have strong interpersonal skills. That they can communicate, motivate, resolve conflict, build teams, and persuade others at high levels is well documented by...


Teacher Education, Diversity, and Community Engagement in Liberal Arts Colleges

by Lucy W. Mule

This book examines the promise of and issues related to preparing teachers for cultural diversity through community engagement in the liberal arts colleges. The field of teacher education and small liberal arts...


Exploring the World of Astronomy: From Center of the Sun to Edge of the Universe

by John Hudson Tiner

  • Discover how to find constellations like the Royal Family group or those near Orion the Hunter from season to season throughout the year
  • How to use the Sea of Crises as your guidepost for further explorations...


Globalization and Education: Integration and Contestation across Cultures

by Nelly P. Stromquist, Karen Monkman & Jill Blackmore

The effects of globalization have long been dealt with in terms of economic and technological consequences, but what about the influence on education? Though still not a precise concept, what we understand as...


Journey to a High-Achieving School: Eliminate Destructive Excuses

by Fred J. Abbate, Ken Biddle & Joseph M. Tomaselli

Journey to a High-Achieving School: Eliminate Destructive Excuses examines the range of devastating excuses often expressed for failure to attain significant improvement in our schools. Using the methods of...


Getting Ready for Benjamin: Preparing Teachers for Sexual Diversity in the Classroom

by Rita M. Kissen

Writing from a variety of perspectives, the contributors to this anthology share strategies for incorporating sexual diversity into multicultural teacher education. The 19 essays, written by teachers and teacher...


The Developmental Science of Adolescence: History Through Autobiography

by Richard M. Lerner, Anne C. Petersen & Rainer K. Silbereisen

The Developmental Science of Adolescence: History Through Autobiography is the most authoritative account of the leading developmental scientists from around the world. Written by the scholars who shaped the...


Interthinking: Putting talk to work

by Karen Littleton & Neil Mercer

Through using spoken language, people are able to think creatively and productively together. This ability to 'interthink' is an important product of our evolutionary history that is just as important for our...


Developmental Cognitive Science Goes to School

by Nancy L. Stein & Stephen Raudenbush

This book addresses core issues related to school learning and the use of developmental/cognitive science models to improve school-based instruction. The contributors comprise a veritable "who's who" of leading...


Describing and Explaining Grammar and Vocabulary in ELT: Key Theories and Effective Practices

by Dilin Liu

Language description plays an important role in language learning/teaching because it often determines what specific language forms, features, and usages are taught and how. A good understanding of language...


The Warrior Principal: New Leadership for Urban Schools

by Sean B. Yisrael

The Warrior Principal: New Leadership for Urban Schools is a marriage between the Art of War and effective school leadership principles. It describes the mentality and actions school principals need in order...


Consensus: Education Reform Is Possible

by William Hayes

The purpose of this book is to help the reader understand our differences and to suggest a way that we can reach a consensus on education reform.


Re-visioning Community Colleges: Positioning for Innovation

by Debbie Sydow & Richard Alfred

Re-visioning Community Colleges has the foresight into the shape that community colleges will likely take in the future. Their predictions are based on an analysis of the growth and innovation trajectory in...


Misguided Education Reform: Debating the Impact on Students

by Nancy E. Bailey

Misguided Education Reform: Debating the Impact on Students argues for reforms that will help, not hurt, America’s public school students. Early childhood education, testing, reading, special education, discipline,...


Faulty Assumptions: Taking Custody of Your Classroom

by William Miller

Based on a decade of hands-on experience and research dealing with thousands of students in both regular, K-12 and alternative school settings, this book exposes the accepted and timeworn theories on classroom...


The Teachers' Lounge (Uncensored): A Funny, Edgy, Poignant Look at Life in the Classroom

by Kelly Flynn

The Teachers’ Lounge (Uncensored) gives you a peek inside that classroom. Kelly Flynn takes readers by the hand and says, “Come inside my school, walk a mile in my halls, and then we’ll talk about education...