A passionate plea to preserve and renew public education, "The Death and Life of the Great American School System" is a radical change of heart from one of America's best-known education experts. Diane Ravitch-former assistant secretary of education and a leader in the drive to create a national curriculum-examines her career in education reform and repudiates positions that she once staunchly advocated. Drawing on over forty years of research and experience, Ravitch critiques today's most popular ideas for
In this insightful look at school reform, Robert Evans examines the real-life hurdles to implementing innovation and explains how the best-intended efforts can be stalled by educators who too often feel burdened and conflicted by the change process. He provides a new model of leadership along with practical management strategies for building a framework of cooperation between leaders of change and the people they depend upon to implement it.
A funky and informative workbook designed to help teenagers make good decisions when taking the sometimes scary step of entering life after school Heather McAllister has drawn on her experience as a career coach to create an essential resource for schools, students, and parents alike. This attractive and fun -to -use guide gets its readers asking the right questions about themselves. Although it is light, informal, and thought provoking, it draws on the insights of three great philosophers —Sartre , who
'My story is not about my past, but about your future, ' says Marie Roberts Monville. In the startling tragedy of the Amish schoolhouse shooting at Nickel Mines, one story has never been told; Marie Roberts Monville, the wife of the man who created such horror, tells her story for the very first time. It is a story of sorrow and destruction, but also one of majestic deliverance, unending compassion, breathtaking forgiveness, and grace-filled redemption. Within a solitary moment, Marie Monville realized that
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Credit cards, HMOs, leases, business dinners... this witty book explains all of the "life skills" that no one bothers to teach in the classroom. The book was written by a team of young professionals, and is full of funny first-hand experiences from their first few years in the real world. This book is the definitive reference guide for life after school. It is full of helpful and humorous hints for anyone who eats, spends money, works, or pays taxes. The book draws on tips from the popular Cap & Compass
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When Students Love to Learn and Teachers Love to Teach In this revolutionary book, Marshall Rosenberg empowers educators to transform schools into life-serving, learning-rich environments that maximize the potential of each student. Filled with insight, adaptable exercises and role-plays, "Life-Enriching Education" gives educators practical skills to generate mutually respectful classroom relationships. Discover how our language and organizational structures directly impact student potential, trust,
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Focussing specifically on the issues that affect students with disabilities, the authors offer advice on everything from dealing with college entrance exams and the college application process, to selecting the right college, visiting the campus, and achieving medical and financial independence away from home.
Does your teen love to write stories? Does he or she want to be a positive Christian influence in the world through fiction? Sharon Watson, author of Apologia Press's popular middle school writing curriculum JUMP IN, offers Writing Fiction in High Schoo.Author: Watson, Sharon.QUALITY PAPERBACK BOOKS (302 pages).Publisher: Createspace, July 20 .BISAC Subject: Language Arts & Disciplines / Composition & Creative Writing - General .English .Dimensions : 0.63 x 8.5 x Weight: .55.Writing Fiction [In High
The Witch School teaching series prepares students for initiation into Correllian Wicca, one of the largest and fastest-growing Wiccan traditions in the world. Discover what it means to be Wiccan with this easy-to-follow course on Wicca from Witch School . From energy and consciousness studies to casting spells and making magic, this Wicca book presents the fundamentals of everyday Witch life in an engaging and straightforward manner. You'll learn about Wiccan ethics, gods and goddesses, sabbats and esbats,
Jamie Grimm is a middle schooler on a mission: he wants to become the world's greatest standup comedian--even if he doesn't have a lot to laugh about these days. He's new in town and stuck living with his aunt, uncle, and their evil son Stevie, a bully who doesn't let Jamie's wheelchair stop him from messing with Jamie as much as possible. But Jamie doesn't let his situation get him down. When his Uncle Frankie mentions a contest called The Planet's Funniest Kid Comic, Jamie knows he has to enter. But are
THE SCHOOL OF LIFE IS DEDICATED TO EXPLORING LIFE’S BIG QUESTIONS IN HIGHLY-PORTABLE PAPERBACKS, FEATURING FRENCH FLAPS AND DECKLE EDGES, THAT THE NEW YORK TIMES CALLS “DAMNABLY CUTE.” WE DON’T HAVE ALL THE ANSWERS, BUT WE WILL DIRECT YOU TOWARDS A VARIETY OF USEFUL IDEAS THAT ARE GUARANTEED TO STIMULATE, PROVOKE, AND CONSOLE. A practical and inspirational guide to examining your career and deciding whether it truly makes you happy—this book will show you the steps it takes to find a job that truly makes
In the spring of 1914, a group of students at the Slade School of Art have gathered for a life-drawing class. Paul Tarrant is easily distracted by an intriguing fellow student, Elinor Brooke, but watches from afar when a well-known painter catches her eye. After World War I begins, Paul tends to the dying soldiers from the front line as a Belgian Red Cross volunteer, but the longer he remains, the greater the distance between him and home becomes. By the time he returns, Paul must confront not only the
One of Publishers Weekly’s Best Books of the Year — Winner of a Christopher Award — Winner of a Catholic Press Association Book Award Meet some surprising friends of God in this warm and wonderful memoir James Martin has led an entirely modern life: from a lukewarm Catholic childhood, to an education at the Wharton School of Business, to the executive fast track at General Electric, to ministry as a Jesuit priest, to a busy media career in Manhattan. But at every step he has been accompanied by some
Rare photographs and informative text tell the story of Helen Keller's life from the iconic moment at the pump through her career as goodwill delegate to the world. The fascinating life of one of the most popular historical figures is told through images - most rarely, if ever, seen - from the American Foundation for the Blind and The Perkins School for the Blind. The images trace Keller's life from birth, to childhood with Annie Sullivan in the cottage, to college, and on to her many years as a dedicated
Learn to see the world with the smarts and visual acumen of a great designer. This treasure trove of pithy aphorisms, longer-form essays, and first-person interviews compiles years of design school education into one comprehensive yet compact book. Here are lessons in life and work, learned both in the classroom and on the job, from design teachers, students, and gurus, covering everything from practical know-how to big-picture brilliance. A strikingly designed object in itself, Design School Wisdom
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From one of the foremost authorities on education in the United States, former U.S. assistant secretary of education, “whistle-blower extraordinaire” ( The Wall Street Journal ), author of the best-selling The Death and Life of the Great American School System (“Important and riveting”— Library Journal ), The Language Police (“Impassioned . . . Fiercely argued . . . Every bit as alarming as it is illuminating”— The New York Times ), and other notable books on education history and policy—an incisive,
Adult Sunday school can effectively increase the health of a church, and foster community and spiritual formation among its participants. Sunday Schools That Really Excel is a revealing look at actual churches with adult fellowships that not only survive but thrive. No matter the setting or challenges facing your church, this book is highly encouraging and practical. Various authors contribute chapters that blend an illustration of an excellent existing Sunday school ministry with scriptural support and
Whether we’re four years old or forty-five, we all make wishes every day. We might wish for love, good health, the job of our dreams, world peace, or a sunny day as winter turns to spring. But when it comes to making these wishes reality, those of us without a magic lamp are at a loss. This book is your key to effective, meaningful wishing: the kind that can have real and lasting effects on your life by changing the way you think and the way you live. In this fun, hip, and inspiring guide, husband and wife
Prince Twins Seven-Seven (1944-2011) was not only one of Africa's most famous contemporary artists and the leader of the Osogbo School of Nigerian artists, he was known as the modern master of the Yoruba tradition in art. His work has been exhibited on every continent, is collected by major museums throughout the world, and in 2005, Prince was named UNESCO Artist for Peace. Henry Glassie blends life and art to create a vivid portrait of an extraordinary artist. This lavishly illustrated book, part biography
Middle School is a book for young teens encouraging them through the difficulties faced by them, through sharing stories of teens just like them and how they overcame their problems..Author Name: Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen, Madeline Clapps, Valerie Howlett.No. Of Pages: 380 Pages.Publisher: Chicken Soup For The Soul.Publishing Date: November 4, 2008.Language: English.ISBN - 0: 935096265.ISBN - 3: 978- 935096269.Middle School: 0 Stories of Life, Love, and Learning for Younger Teens - Solutions to teen
Are we adequately preparing students for life beyond school doors? Schools teach students not to be competitive and never to fail. Yet in the real world, people compete for jobs, and they often fail many times before reaching success. In this thought-provoking book, authors Johnson and Sessions describe 20 skills that are overlooked in schools and in educational standards but that are crucial to real-world success. They describe how you can develop these skills in your students, no matter what subject area