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The Call of Stories: Teaching and the Moral Imagination

by Robert Coles

The Call of Stories presents a study of how listening to stories promotes learning and self-discovery.


College: What It Was, Is, and Should Be

by Andrew Delbanco

As the commercialization of American higher education accelerates, more and more students are coming to college with the narrow aim of obtaining a preprofessional credential. The traditional four-year college...


Taking Measure of Charter Schools: Better Assessments, Better Policymaking, Better Schools

by HILL/BETTS

This book breaks new ground on how policymakers and journalists can fairly assess charter school performance. The editors and authors show how good approaches to charter school assessment would also work for...


The 30 Goals Challenge for Teachers: Small Steps to Transform Your Teaching

by Shelly Sanchez Terrell

How does a teacher know whether he or she is benefitting learners? What do educators do when they have questions about the best way to integrate new technologies into their classrooms? What should a teacher...


3 Keys to Keeping Your Teen Alive: Lessons for Surviving the First Year of Driving

by Anne Marie Hayes

This program works with state/provincial Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL) programs so parents have the information and tools they need to coach and support their teen drivers at every stage of licensing. 25...


Balancing Change and Tradition in Global Education Reform

by IRIS C. ROTBERG

Balancing Change and Tradition in Global Education Reform is an invaluable resource for policymakers, faculty, students, and anyone interested in how decisions made about the education system ultimately affect...


The Savvy Superintendent: Leading Instruction to the Top of the Class

by Linda K. Wagner

This book provides practical, hands-on advice for school district superintendents. It is designed to provide needed but rarely taught ideas, insights, and information that superintendents can use to incorporate...


Learning and Leading with Habits of Mind: 16 Essential Characteristics for Success

by Arthur L. Costa & Bena Kallick

In Learning and Leading with Habits of Mind, noted educators Arthur L. Costa and Bena Kallick present a comprehensive guide to shaping schools around Habits of Mind. The habits are a repertoire of behaviors...


The Results Fieldbook: Practical Strategies from Dramatically Improved Schools

by Mike Schmoker

What is the single, most important event of the school year that affects school improvement? How do you measure school improvement? How can simple tools--already at your fingertips--work more effectively to...


The Teaching Brain: An Evolutionary Trait at the Heart of Education

by Vanessa Rodriguez & Michelle Fitzpatrick

What is at work in the mind of a five-year-old explaining the game of tag to a new friend? What is going on in the head of a thirty-five-year-old parent showing a first-grader how to button a coat? And what...


What Video Games Have to Teach Us About Learning and Literacy. Second Edition

by James Paul Gee

James Paul Gee begins his classic book with "I want to talk about video games--yes, even violent video games--and say some positive things about them." With this simple but explosive statement, one of America's...


Virtual Schooling

by Elizabeth Kanna, Lisa Gillis & Christina Culver

Today, millions of school-age children are learning outside of a traditional classroom and using cutting edge educational options. Policy experts predict that in a decade half of all education will be delivered...


Spare Parts

by Joshua Davis

Four undocumented Mexican American students, two great teachers, one robot-building contest . . . and a major motion picture

In 2004, four Latino teenagers arrived at the Marine Advanced Technology Education...


New Directions in Social Theory, Education and Embodiment

by John Evans & Brian Davies

This book exemplifies the nurturing spirit of inter-discursive debate with a view to opening up new theoretical and empirical insights, understanding, and engagement, with debates on issues relating to pedagogy,...


The Work and Lives of Teachers in China

by Qing Gu

By bringing together a distinguished group of scholars who have deep, extensive and complementary knowledge and expertise of the Chinese education system, The Work and Lives of Teachers in China engages in detailed...


Theories in Second Language Acquisition: An Introduction

by Bill VanPatten & Jessica Williams

The second edition of Theories in Second Language Acquisition seeks to build on the strengths of the first edition by surveying the major theories currently used in second language acquisition research. This...


Place-based Curriculum Design: Exceeding Standards through Local Investigations

by Amy B. Demarest

Place-based Curriculum Design provides pre-service and practicing teachers both the rationale and tools to create and integrate meaningful, place-based learning experiences for students. Practical, classroom-based...


Multicultural Perspectives in Music Education

by William M. Anderson

Broadly based and practically oriented, the book will help you develop curriculum for an increasingly multicultural society. The authors_a variety of music educators and ethnomusicologists_provide plans and...


Multicultural Perspectives in Music Education

by William M. Anderson

Broadly based and practically oriented, the book will help you develop curriculum for an increasingly multicultural society. The authors-a variety of music educators and ethnomusicologists-provide plans and...


Leadership Development for Educators

by Herb Rubenstein

This book teaches teachers in becoming better leaders in their classrooms and in their lives. Learning about leadership theory and leadership best practices and undertaking the leadership development exercises...