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Educated: A Memoir

ISBN-10: 0399590501
ISBN-13: 9780399590504
Publisher: Random House
Author(s): Tara Westover
Publication Date: 2018-02-20

#1 NEW YORK TIMES, WALL STREET JOURNAL, AND BOSTON GLOBE BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW AND ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post • O: The Oprah...Read More

#1 NEW YORK TIMES, WALL STREET JOURNAL, AND BOSTON GLOBE BESTSELLER • NAMED ONE OF THE TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY THE NEW YORK TIMES BOOK REVIEW AND ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY The Washington Post • O: The Oprah Magazine • Time • NPR • Financial Times • The Economist • The Guardian • Newsday • Refinery29 • Real Simple • Bustle • Pamela Paul, KQED • Publishers Weekly • LibraryReads • Library Journal • New York Public Library  • PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA’S SUMMER READING • ONE OF BILL GATES’S FAVORITE BOOKS OF THE YEAR • LONGLISTED FOR THE CARNEGIE MEDAL FOR EXCELLENCE

An unforgettable memoir about a young girl who, kept out of school, leaves her survivalist family and goes on to earn a PhD from Cambridge University

“Beautiful and propulsive . . . Despite the singularity of [Tara Westover’s] childhood, the questions her book poses are universal: How much of ourselves should we give to those we love? And how much must we betray them to grow up?”—Vogue

Born to survivalists in the mountains of Idaho, Tara Westover was seventeen the first time she set foot in a classroom. Her family was so isolated from mainstream society that there was no one to ensure the children received an education, and no one to intervene when one of Tara’s older brothers became violent. When another brother got himself into college, Tara decided to try a new kind of life. Her quest for knowledge transformed her, taking her over oceans and across continents, to Harvard and to Cambridge University. Only then would she wonder if she’d traveled too far, if there was still a way home.

Praise for Educated

“Westover has somehow managed not only to capture her unsurpassably exceptional upbringing, but to make her current situation seem not so exceptional at all, and resonant for many others.”—The New York Times Book Review

“A heartbreaking, heartwarming, best-in-years memoir about striding beyond the limitations of birth and environment into a better life.”—USA Today

“A coming-of-age memoir reminiscent of The Glass Castle.”—O: The Oprah Magazine

“Heart-wrenching . . . a beautiful testament to the power of education to open eyes and change lives.”—Amy Chua, The New York Times Book Review

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Culturally Responsive Teaching and The Brain: Promoting Authentic Engagement and Rigor Among Culturally and Linguistically Diverse Students

ISBN-10: 9781483308012
ISBN-13: 9781483308012
Publisher: Corwin
Author(s): Zaretta L. Hammond
Publication Date: 2014-12-01

A bold, brain-based teaching approach to culturally responsive instruction


To close the achievement gap, diverse classrooms need a proven framework for optimizing student engagement. Culturally responsive instruction has...Read More

A bold, brain-based teaching approach to culturally responsive instruction


To close the achievement gap, diverse classrooms need a proven framework for optimizing student engagement. Culturally responsive instruction has shown promise, but many teachers have struggled with its implementation―until now.

 

In this book, Zaretta Hammond draws on cutting-edge neuroscience research to offer an innovative approach for designing and implementing brain-compatible culturally responsive instruction.

 

The book includes:

 

Information on how one’s culture programs the brain to process data and affects learning relationships Ten "key moves" to build students’ learner operating systems and prepare them to become independent learners Prompts for action and valuable self-reflection

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Demographics and the Demand for Higher Education

ISBN-10: 1421424134
ISBN-13: 9781421424132
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
Author(s): Nathan D. Grawe
Publication Date: 2018-01-01

Higher education faces a looming demographic storm. Decades-long patterns in fertility, migration, and immigration persistently nudge the country toward the Hispanic Southwest. As a result, the Northeast and Midwest―traditional higher education strongholds―expect to lose 5 percent of...Read More

Higher education faces a looming demographic storm. Decades-long patterns in fertility, migration, and immigration persistently nudge the country toward the Hispanic Southwest. As a result, the Northeast and Midwest―traditional higher education strongholds―expect to lose 5 percent of their college-aged populations between now and the mid-2020s. Furthermore, and in response to the Great Recession, child-bearing has plummeted. In 2026, when the front edge of this birth dearth reaches college campuses, the number of college-aged students will drop almost 15 percent in just 5 years.

In Demographics and the Demand for Higher Education, Nathan D. Grawe has developed the Higher Education Demand Index (HEDI), which relies on data from the 2002 Education Longitudinal Study (ELS) to estimate the probability of college-going using basic demographic variables. Analyzing demand forecasts by institution type and rank while disaggregating by demographic groups, Grawe provides separate forecasts for two-year colleges, elite institutions, and everything in between. The future demand for college attendance, he argues, depends critically on institution type. While many schools face painful contractions, for example, demand for elite schools is expected to grow by more than 15 percent in future years.

Essential for administrators and trustees who are responsible for recruitment, admissions, student support, tenure practices, facilities construction, and strategic planning, this book is a practical guide for navigating coming enrollment challenges.


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Teaching to Transgress: Education as the Practice of Freedom (Harvest in Translation)

ISBN-10: 9780415908085
ISBN-13: 9780415908085
Publisher: Routledge
Author(s): bell hooks
Publication Date: 1994-09-14

"After reading Teaching to Transgress I am once again struck by bell hooks's never-ending, unquiet intellectual energy, an energy that makes her radical and loving." -- Paulo Freire

In Teaching to Transgress,bell hooks--writer, teacher, and insurgent black intellectual--writes about a new...Read More

"After reading Teaching to Transgress I am once again struck by bell hooks's never-ending, unquiet intellectual energy, an energy that makes her radical and loving." -- Paulo Freire

In Teaching to Transgress,bell hooks--writer, teacher, and insurgent black intellectual--writes about a new kind of education, education as the practice of freedom.  Teaching students to "transgress" against racial, sexual, and class boundaries in order to achieve the gift of freedom is, for hooks, the teacher's most important goal.

bell hooks speaks to the heart of education today: how can we rethink teaching practices in the age of multiculturalism? What do we do about teachers who do not want to teach, and students who do not want to learn? How should we deal with racism and sexism in the classroom?

Full of passion and politics, Teaching to Transgress combines a practical knowledge of the classroom with a deeply felt connection to the world of emotions and feelings.  This is the rare book about teachers and students that dares to raise questions about eros and rage, grief and reconciliation, and the future of teaching itself.

"To educate is the practice of freedom," writes bell hooks, "is a way of teaching anyone can learn." Teaching to Transgress is the record of one gifted teacher's struggle to make classrooms work.


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Poor Students, Rich Teaching: Mindsets for Change (Data-Driven Strategies for Overcoming Student Poverty and Adversity in the Classroom to Increase Student Success)

ISBN-10: 9781936764518
ISBN-13: 9781936764518
Publisher: Solution Tree Press
Author(s): Eric Jensen
Publication Date: 2016-02-08

First in a two-book series

Growing up with his share of adverse childhood experiences, Eric Jensen knows firsthand the relationship between student poverty and education and the importance of rich teaching for economically disadvantaged students. Discover practical and data-driven...Read More

First in a two-book series

Growing up with his share of adverse childhood experiences, Eric Jensen knows firsthand the relationship between student poverty and education and the importance of rich teaching for economically disadvantaged students. Discover practical and data-driven strategies to ensure college and career readiness for all students, regardless of socioeconomic status. This thorough resource details the necessary but difficult work that teachers must do to establish the foundational changes essential for overcoming adversity and positively impacting students from low-income families. Organized tools and resources are provided to help teachers effectively implement these essential changes and create a positive classroom environment. Access the complete resources by pairing this resource with its companion, Poor Students, Richer Teaching.

Full of ideas that can be easily implemented in any classroom, this book will help you: Understand the urgency of poverty in the United States and how poverty affects education, student engagement, and academic achievement. Learn how creating a positive school culture and a growth mindset for students can be beneficial in overcoming adversity. Gain four powerful mindsets in the classroom setting to bring change: the relational mindset, achievement mindset, rich classroom climate mindset, and the engagement mindset. Build effective teacher-student relationships, and help students see achievement as a reachable target. Create a welcoming classroom climate where all students love to learn and are engaged for success.

Contents:
Chapter 1: Why Should You Care About Poverty?
Chapter 2: Why Should You Embrace Change?

Part One: Why the Relational Mindset?
Chapter 3: Secrets of the Relational Mindset
Chapter 4: Personalize the Learning
Chapter 5: Connect Everyone for Success
Chapter 6: Show Empathy
Chapter 7: Lock in the Relational Mindset

Part Two: Why the Achievement Mindset?
Chapter 8: Secrets of the Achievement Mindset
Chapter 9: Set Gutsy Goals
Chapter 10: Have the Right Attitude
Chapter 11: Give Fabulous Feedback
Chapter 12: Persist With Grit
Chapter 13: Lock in the Achievement Mindset

Part Three: Why the Rich Classroom Climate Mindset?
Chapter 14: Secrets of the Rich Classroom Climate Mindset
Chapter 15: Engage Voice and Vision
Chapter 16: Set Safe Classroom Norms
Chapter 17: Foster Academic Optimism
Chapter 18: Lock in the Rich Classroom Climate Mindset

Part Four: Why the Engagement Mindset?
Chapter 19: Secrets of the Engagement Mindset
Chapter 20: Engage for Maintenance and Stress
Chapter 21: Engage for Setup and Buy-In
Chapter 22: Engage to Build Community
Chapter 23: Lock in the Engagement Mindset

Also see the follow-up resource, Poor Students, Richer Teaching.


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Culturally Responsive Teaching: Theory, Research, and Practice (Multicultural Education Series)

ISBN-10: 0807758760
ISBN-13: 9780807758762
Publisher: TEACHERS COLLEGE PRESS
Author(s): Geneva Gay
Publication Date: 2018-01-26

Geneva Gay is renowned for her contributions to multicultural education, particularly as it relates to curriculum design, professional learning, and classroom instruction. Gay has made many important revisions to keep her foundational, award-winning text relevant for today’s diverse student...Read More

Geneva Gay is renowned for her contributions to multicultural education, particularly as it relates to curriculum design, professional learning, and classroom instruction. Gay has made many important revisions to keep her foundational, award-winning text relevant for today’s diverse student population, including: new research on culturally responsive teaching, a focus on a broader range of racial and ethnic groups, and consideration of additional issues related to early childhood education. Combining insights from multicultural education theory with real-life classroom stories, this book demonstrates that all students will perform better on multiple measures of achievement when teaching is filtered through students’ own cultural experiences. This perennial bestseller continues to be the go-to resource for teacher professional learning and preservice courses.

While retaining its basic organization and structure, the Third Edition features:

New research that validates the positive effects of culturally responsive teaching. Examples that broaden the racial and ethnic groups that can benefit from culturally responsive teaching. More information on the needs and benefits of culturally responsive teaching with young children. More attention to the quality of life for students of color in colleges and universities. The addition of Practice Possibilities at the end of chapters that describe how culturally responsive teaching can be implemented.

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Small Teaching: Everyday Lessons from the Science of Learning

ISBN-10: 1118944496
ISBN-13: 9781118944493
Publisher: Jossey-Bass
Author(s): James M. Lang
Publication Date: 2016-03-07

Employ cognitive theory in the classroom every day

Research into how we learn has opened the door for utilizing cognitive theory to facilitate better student learning. But that's easier said than done. Many books about cognitive theory introduce radical but impractical theories, failing to make...Read More

Employ cognitive theory in the classroom every day

Research into how we learn has opened the door for utilizing cognitive theory to facilitate better student learning. But that's easier said than done. Many books about cognitive theory introduce radical but impractical theories, failing to make the connection to the classroom. In Small Teaching, James Lang presents a strategy for improving student learning with a series of modest but powerful changes that make a big difference—many of which can be put into practice in a single class period. These strategies are designed to bridge the chasm between primary research and the classroom environment in a way that can be implemented by any faculty in any discipline, and even integrated into pre-existing teaching techniques. Learn, for example:How does one become good at retrieving knowledge from memory?How does making predictions now help us learn in the future?How do instructors instill fixed or growth mindsets in their students?

Each chapter introduces a basic concept in cognitive theory, explains when and how it should be employed, and provides firm examples of how the intervention has been or could be used in a variety of disciplines. Small teaching techniques include brief classroom or online learning activities, one-time interventions, and small modifications in course design or communication with students.


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Praxis II Elementary Education Multiple Subjects 5001 Study Guide: Test Prep Manual for the Praxis II Multiple Subjects Exam

ISBN-10: 1635301645
ISBN-13: 9781635301649
Publisher: Cirrus Test Prep
Author(s): Praxis Elementary Education Test Prep Team, Cirrus Test Prep
Publication Date: 2017-08-14

Imagine a study guide actually designed for teachers! Because we know you’ve got a busy life, we’ve developed a study guide that isn’t like other certification materials out there. With Cirrus Test Prep’s unofficial NEW Praxis II Elementary Education Multiple Subjects...Read More

Imagine a study guide actually designed for teachers! Because we know you’ve got a busy life, we’ve developed a study guide that isn’t like other certification materials out there. With Cirrus Test Prep’s unofficial NEW Praxis II Elementary Education Multiple Subjects (5001): Study Guide with Practice Test Questions you get a swift but full review of everything tested on your certification exam. Cirrus Test Prep’s resources will give you the push you need to pass your test the first time.

ETS was not involved in the creation or production of this product, is not in any way affiliated with Cirrus Test Prep, and does not sponsor or endorse this product.

Cirrus Test Prep’s Praxis II Elementary Education Multiple Subjects (5001) includes a comprehensive REVIEW of:

Praxis 5001 Reading and Language Arts

Reading: Foundational Skills Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages Reading Literature and Informational Text Writing Language Listening and Speaking Terms

 

Praxis 5001 Mathematics

Numbers and Operations Algebraic Thinking Geometry and Measurement Data, Statistics, and probability Terms

 

Praxis 5001 Social Studies

Geography, Anthropology, and Sociology World History United States History United States government, civics, and Democracy Economics Social Studies Skills and Processes Terms

 

Praxis 5001 Science

Earth and Space Science Life Science Physical Science Science and Technology Science Skills and Processes Terms

 

…as well as over 200 practice test questions.

About Cirrus Test Prep

Developed by experienced current and former educators, Cirrus Test Prep’s study materials help future educators gain the skills and knowledge needed to successfully pass their state-level teacher certification exams and enter the classroom. Each Cirrus Test Prep study guide includes: a detailed summary of the test’s format, content, and scoring; an overview of the content knowledge required to pass the exam; worked-through sample questions with answers and explanations; full-length practice tests including answer explanations; and unique test-taking strategies with highlighted key concepts. Cirrus Test Prep’s study materials ensure that new educators feel prepared on test day and beyond.

 


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Math Lessons for a Living Education Level 1

ISBN-10: 0890519234
ISBN-13: 9780890519233
Publisher: Master Books
Author(s): Angela O'Dell
Publication Date: 2016-04-07

A Skills-Based Elementary MATH Curriculum Recommended for: Grade 1. Suitable for ages 5 to 7.

Have you ever noticed that we tend to compartmentalize when teaching our children? In real life, there aren’t artificial barriers between “subjects”. For example, when you are cooking...Read More

A Skills-Based Elementary MATH Curriculum Recommended for: Grade 1. Suitable for ages 5 to 7.

Have you ever noticed that we tend to compartmentalize when teaching our children? In real life, there aren’t artificial barriers between “subjects”. For example, when you are cooking or baking, you have to use the skills of reading, logical thinking, and measuring, just to name a few. In driving a car, you see and read road signs, read maps, and count miles. It has become quite clear that there is an abundance of math curriculums available that are nothing but monotonous drill sheets dressed up in pretty colors. Pretty colors do not make a living book. Content, story, and the ability to show math in real life make a living math book. Math Level 1: Teaches math lessons through the creative means of a life story Provides a link for the downloadable answer key Has a scope and sequence that contains learning numbers 0 to 100, circles and patterns, counting and addition, days of the week, and telling time.

This book was written to be used by you and your young student together. It is the story of a twin brother and sister, Charlie and Charlotte, who are visiting their grandparents’ farm. They soon learn that the farm is full of learning opportunities! As you read their story, your students will be drawn into the adventure along with the twins. They will learn about numbers, shapes, place value, adding, and subtracting. They will also learn about gardening, baby animals on the farm, nature, and the love of family. They will hear exciting stories from Grandpa and Grandma, and they will be invited to join the twins on their living math adventures. We hope you have a grand time on this adventure!


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Math Lessons for a Living Education Level 2 (Math Lessons for a Living Eduction)

ISBN-10: 9780890519240
ISBN-13: 9780890519240
Publisher: Master Books
Author(s): Angela O'Dell, Kyrsten Carlson
Publication Date: 2016-04-07

A Skills-Based Elementary MATH Curriculum Recommended for: Grade 2. Suitable for ages 6 to 8 or upon completion of Level 1 of Math Lessons For A Living Education

Welcome to the second book in the Math Lessons for a Living Education series! This book is the continuing story of Charlie and...Read More

A Skills-Based Elementary MATH Curriculum Recommended for: Grade 2. Suitable for ages 6 to 8 or upon completion of Level 1 of Math Lessons For A Living Education

Welcome to the second book in the Math Lessons for a Living Education series! This book is the continuing story of Charlie and Charlotte, who are discovering that life is full of learning opportunities! As you read their story, your students will be drawn into the adventure along with the twins. They will learn about numbers, shapes, place value, adding, and subtracting. They will also learn about the seasons, geography, and the love of family. We hope you have a wonderful time exploring and learning! Math Level 2: Teaches math lessons through the creative means of a life story Provides a link for the downloadable answer key Has a scope and sequence that includes subtraction, writing numbers to 100, introducing word problems and measurement, and dollars and cents.

You will find that Math Lessons for a Living Education is a unique approach to learning math. A blend of stories, copy work, oral narration, and hands-on experience brings the concepts to life and invites the child to explore the world around them. The tone of this math book is meant to speak personally to each child, and the method easily adapted to any teaching style. The first 30 lessons have a story about the twins, taught through hands-on learning. After the story, there are exercises for students to practice the lesson they learned and to review what they have learned earlier. “Quizzes” or reviews, are in the form of “letters to family and friends.” Students show what they have learned by writing the letters for the twins!


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