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Beginning To Read Thinking and Learning about Print

By: Adams, Marilyn Jager

Price: $7.00

Publisher: MIT PR: 9/12/2015

Seller ID: 9780262510769

ISBN: 0262510766

Condition: USED


"Beginning to Read" reconciles the debate that has divided theorists for decades over the "right" way to help children learn to read. Drawing on a rich array of research on the nature and development of reading proficiency, Adams shows educators that they need not remain trapped in the phonics versus teaching-for-meaning dilemma. She proposes that phonics can work together with the whole language approach to teaching reading and provides an integrated treatment of the knowledge and process involved in skillful reading, the issues surrounding their acquisition, and the implications for read... View more info

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Learning from Lincoln: Leadership Practices for School Success

By: Alvy, Harvey

Price: $10.00

Publisher: ASSN FOR SUPERVISION & CURRICU:

Seller ID: 9781416610236

ISBN: 1416610235

Condition: USED


Explore how today's teachers and education leaders can apply the leadership qualities of Abraham Lincoln to tackle challenges big and small. View more info

1200 Hours: What It Takes for Readers and Schools to Succeed

By: Androes, Karl

Price: $15.00

Seller ID: 9781732277205

ISBN: 1732277206

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Ghetto Schooling: A Political Economy of Urban Educational Reform

By: Anyon, Jean

Price: $8.00

Publisher: TEACHERS COLLEGE PR:

Seller ID: 0807736627

ISBN: 0807736627

Condition: USED


Jean Anyon argues that without fundamental change in government and business policies and the redirection of major resources back into the schools and the communities they serve, urban schools are consigned to failure, and no effort at raising standards, improving teaching, or boosting achievement can occur. View more info

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Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses

By: Arum, Richard/Roksa, Jospia

Price: $5.50

Publisher: UNIV OF CHICAGO PR: 1/10/2017

Seller ID: 9780226028569

ISBN: 0226028569

Condition: USED


In spite of soaring tuition costs, more and more students go to college every year. A bachelor's degree is now required for entry into a growing number of professions. And some parents begin planning for the expense of sending their kids to college when they're born. Almost everyone strives to go, but almost no one asks the fundamental question posed by "Academically Adrift" are undergraduates really learning anything once they get there? For a large proportion of students, Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa's answer to that question is a definitive no. Their extensive research draws on surv... View more info

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Teacher

By: Ashton-Warner, Sylvia

Price: $5.00

Publisher: TOUCHSTONE PRESS: 12/12/2009

Seller ID: 9780671617684

ISBN: 0671617680

Condition: USED


* Holographic paper case* Brown Kraft paper jacket with die-cut and green glitter View more info

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To Teach: The Journey of a Teacher

By: Ayers, William

Price: $5.50

Publisher: 3/21/2013

Edition: 2

Seller ID: 9780807739853

ISBN: 0807739855

Condition: USED


The story of one teacher's odyssey into the ethical and intellectual heart of teaching, and at the same time an invitation to teachers to more thoughtfully and carefully map their own pathways. In conceptual and practical ways, To Teach narrates an essential journey all teachers must take if, at the end of their own Yellow Brick Roads, they are to achieve the basics: a heart, a brain, the nerve, and a home. View more info

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On the Teaching & Writing of History

By: Bailyn, Bernard

Price: $6.00

Publisher: 4/6/2015

Seller ID: 9780874517200

ISBN: 0874517206

Condition: USED


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What the Best College Teachers Do

By: Bain, Ken

Price: $8.00

Publisher: HARVARD UNIV PR: 12/20/2013

Seller ID: 9780674013254

ISBN: 0674013255

Condition: USED


What makes a great teacher great? Who are the professors students remember long after graduation? This book, the conclusion of a fifteen-year study of nearly one hundred college teachers in a wide variety of fields and universities, offers valuable answers for all educators. The short answer is--it's not what teachers do, it's what they understand. Lesson plans and lecture notes matter less than the special way teachers comprehend the subject and value human learning. Whether historians or physicists, in El Paso or St. Paul, the best teachers know their subjects inside and out--but the... View more info

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Inside Mrs. B's Classroom: Courage, Hope, and Learning on Chicago's South Side

By: Baldacci, Leslie

Price: $5.00

Publisher: MCGRAW HILL BOOK CO: 1/22/2016

Seller ID: 9780071417358

ISBN: 0071417354

Condition: USED


A respected journalist turned-teacher reveals what's really happening in America's schools In 1999, "Chicago Sun-Times "veteran Leslie Baldacci left her prestigious, twenty-five year career to teach at a public school in one of Chicago's roughest South Side neighborhoods. As she later commented, "I thought I knew rough. I thought I had answers. I didn't know jack." But Baldacci never looked back, and the result is "Inside Mrs. B's Classroom," a compelling, first-hand narrative from the trenches of the inner-city school system that addresses one of society's most critical issues fro... View more info

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Elements of Teaching

By: Banner, James M.

Price: $5.00

Publisher: 9/7/2011

Seller ID: 0300069294

ISBN: 0300069294

Condition: USED


What are the characteristics of a great teacher? What qualities of mind and spirit are necessary to help others acquire the knowledge through which they can understand and live a good life? In this book, James Banner and Harold Cannon draw on many years of experience to set forth the intellectual, moral, and emotional capacities that they believe the best teachers must possess. Their book is an inspiring guide to current and future school teachers and to college and university professors -- indeed to everyone who teaches anything to anyone else.Arguing that teaching is an art, Banner and Ca... View more info

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Rethinking School: How to Take Charge of Your Child's Education

By: Bauer, Susan Wise

Price: $10.00

Seller ID: 9780393285963

ISBN: 0393285960

Condition: USED


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Free Within Ourselves: The Development of African American Children's Literature

By: Bishop, Rudine Sims

Price: $15.00

Publisher: HEINEMANN EDUC BOOKS:

Seller ID: 9780325071350

ISBN: 0325071357

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Today African American children's books in every genre are a vibrant part of any library or personal collection. Yet there are many works by African Americans from prior eras that aren't well known. In "Free Within Ourselves," nationally respected expert Rudine Sims Bishop introduces you to the full beauty and power of African American children's literature, offering insight into its rich tradition. Bishop guides you from important early works for African American children such as W.E.B. DuBois' "The Brownies Book," to the 1969 publication of John Steptoe's "Stevie" - the breakthrough modern A... View more info

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Battle for Room 314

By: Boland, Ed

Price: $6.00

Publisher: GRAND CENTRAL PUB MASS MARKET:

Seller ID: 9781455560615

ISBN: 1455560618

Condition: USED


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Inside Job: A Life of Teaching

By: Boone, Robert

Price: $6.00

Publisher: 12/14/2012

Seller ID: 9780972433914

ISBN: 0972433910

Condition: USED


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Saving the School: One Woman's Fight for the Kids That Education Reform Left Beh

By: Brick, Michael

Price: $5.00

Publisher: PENGUIN GROUP:

Seller ID: 9780143123613

ISBN: 0143123610

Condition: USED


In the race to save a failing public high school, one principal finds that making the numbers is only the beginning Being principal of Reagan High in Austin, Texas, was no dream assignment. Test scores were low, dropout rates were high, and poverty was endemic. But when Anabel Garza took the job, she started something no one expected. Racing against a deadline just to make the numbers, she set out to rebuild the kind of school that once unified neighborhoods across America. By her side, a basketball coach showed kids they could be winners, a young science teacher showed them they could learn, ... View more info

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Organizing Schools for Improvement

By: Bryk, Anthony et al

Price: $6.00

Publisher: UNIV OF CHICAGO PR: 8/18/2014

Seller ID: 9780226078007

ISBN: 0226078000

Condition: USED


In 1988, the Chicago public school system decentralized, granting parents and communities significant resources and authority to reform their schools in dramatic ways. To track the effects of this bold experiment, the authors of "Organizing Schools for Improvement" collected a wealth of data on elementary schools in Chicago. Over a seven-year period they identified one hundred elementary schools that had substantially improved--and one hundred that had not. What did the successful schools do to accelerate student learning? The authors of this illuminating book identify a comprehensive se... View more info

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Learning to Improve: How America's Schools Can Get Better at Getting Better

By: Bryk, Anthony S.

Price: $7.00

Seller ID: 9781612507910

ISBN: 1612507913

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Classic and Contemporary Readings in the Philosophy of Education

By: Cahn, Steven

Price: $5.00

Publisher: 11/26/2011

Seller ID: 9780070096196

ISBN: 0070096198

Condition: USED


Intended for philosophy of education courses, this anthology brings together classic writings on education by leading figures in the history of philosophy and notable contributions to the field by a variety of contemporary thinkers. The first section provides material from a sizable collection of classic writers, enabling students to read the original sources for themselves. The second section includes recent materials that reflect diverse approaches such as feminism, critical theory, and multiculturalism. View more info

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One Hundred Semesters: My Adventures as Student, Professor, and University Presi

By: Chace, William M

Price: $6.00

Publisher: PRINCETON UNIV PR:

Seller ID: 9780691127255

ISBN: 0691127255

Condition: USED


In "One Hundred Semesters," William Chace mixes incisive analysis with memoir to create an illuminating picture of the evolution of American higher education over the past half century. Chace follows his own journey from undergraduate education at Haverford College to teaching at Stillman, a traditionally African-American college in Alabama, in the 1960s, to his days as a professor at Stanford and his appointment as president of two very different institutions--Wesleyan University and Emory University. Chace takes us with him through his decades in education--his expulsion from college, ... View more info