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Creating the Opportunity to Learn: Moving from Research to Practice to Close the Achievement Gap, A. Wade Boykin & Pedro Noguera.
1 A. Wade Boykin & Pedro Noguera. Creating the Opportunity to Learn: Moving from Research to Practice to Close the Achievement Gap
Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development 2011 1416613064 / 9781416613060 Paper back New 22.6 x 15.2 x 1.5 cm 
Unless we believe that those who have more are inherently superior to those who have less, we should be troubled by the fact that patterns of achievement are often fairly predictable, particularly with respect to students race and class. In Creating the Opportunity to Learn, Wade Boykin and Pedro Noguera help navigate the turbid waters of evidence-based methodologies and chart a course toward closing (and eliminating) the academic achievement gap. Turning a critical eye to current and recent research, the authors present a comprehensive view of the achievement gap and advocate for strategies that contribute to the success of all children. Boykin and Noguera maintain that it is possible to close the achievement gap by abandoning failed strategies, learning from successful schools, and simply doing more of what the research shows is most effective. Success is founded on equity, but equity involves more than simply ensuring students have equal access to education; equity also entails a focus on outcomes and results. If we want to bring about significant improvements in those outcomes, we have to do more to address the context in which learning takes place. In short, we must create schools where a child s race or class is no longer a predictor for how well he or she might perform. 
Price: 27.95 USD
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Failure Is Not an Option: Six Principles That Guide Student Achievement in High-Performing Schools, Alan M. Blankstein.
2 Alan M. Blankstein. Failure Is Not an Option: Six Principles That Guide Student Achievement in High-Performing Schools
Thousand Oaks: Corwin Press 2004 1412909341 / 9781412909341 Paper back Very good (Excellent condition - Slight shelf wearing) 22.7 x 15.2 x 1.5 cm 
'Failure Is Not an Option is a deeply passionate call to arms, combined with an entire arsenal of information - from the worlds of research and classroom practice - to enable the reader to take systematic, continuous and effective action. This book is absolutely a must read for all those interested in reform because it is simultaneously inspiring and practical' - From the Foreword by Michael Fullan, University of Toronto "This is a practical, well formatted book that is intellectually solid, emotionally inspiring, and practically accessible." - Andy Hargreaves, Thomas More Brennan Chair in Education, Lynch School of Education, Boston College "Both inspirational and eminently practical, Failure Is Not an Option can serve as a handbook for both strategic planning and classroom-by-classroom reworking. Any administrator who truly wishes to change his or her school can use this book as a manual from which to design every aspect of the change process." - Robert W. Cole, Educational writer and consultant, Louisville, KY "This book speaks to the spark of caring, generosity, and greatness in every child and provides caring adults with ideas and tools to unleash this potential.It leaves no part of the child behind, and leaves no adult on the sidelines. " - Maurice J. Elias, Professor of Psychology, Rutgers University, New Jersey Building on a foundation that identifies courageous school leadership and the professional learning community as the center of effective school reform, this powerful new book by Alan M Blankstein offers six guiding principles for creating and sustaining high-performing schools: } common mission, vision, values, and goals } systems for prevention and intervention } collaborative teaming for teaching and learning } data driven decision making and continuous improvement } active engagement from family and community } building sustainable leadership capacity Covering theory into practice, applications that include case studies and vignettes, and techniques for addressing difficult issues, the book also provides valuable dual perspectives on the critical issues: how implementation looks when it's done right as well as when things go wrong. Failure Is Not an Option is sure to be the state-of-the-art resource that school leaders reach for when, in Michael Fullan's words, they need "practical applications to perplexing problems". 
Price: 33.95 USD
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Beyond Education: A New Perspective on Society's Management of Learning (Jossey Bass Higher and Adult Education), Alan M. Thomas.
3 Alan M. Thomas. Beyond Education: A New Perspective on Society's Management of Learning (Jossey Bass Higher and Adult Education)
Oxford: Jossey-Bass 1991 1555423116 / 9781555423117 1st Hardbound Very good, like new (Ex-library copy with usual stamps) Like New 0.8 x 6.5 x 9.5 inches 
Beyond Education offers a new perspective on the management of learning--that is, the series of decisions through which individuals and groups pinpoint learning needs and then decide how to meet them. It shows how this new perspective integrates formal education with valuable learning otuside the educational system. 
Price: 36.45 USD
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Teaching Boys: Developing Classroom Practices That Work, Amanda Keddie & Martin Mills.
4 Amanda Keddie & Martin Mills. Teaching Boys: Developing Classroom Practices That Work
Crows Nest: Allen & Unwin 2008 1741752426 / 9781741752427 Paper back New Not issued 14 x 1.7 x 20.3 cm 
A framework for developing practical and sustainable ways to improve boys' education, this resource highlights key understandings of gender, masculinity, and pedagogy. The successful and innovative strategies demonstrate how and what teachers do in the classroom to encourage—or constrain—boys' academic and social behaviors. With detailed case studies from varied school types and age groups, this guide, written for an international market, also helps teachers support boys' education without neglecting the girls. As the concern for boys' under achievements grows, these tactics help motivate and focus their attention. 
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Gender and Authority in Sixteenth-Century England, Amanda Shephard.
5 Amanda Shephard. Gender and Authority in Sixteenth-Century England
Staffordshire: Keele University Press 1994 1853310557 / 9781853310553 1st Paper back Like New. Couple of pages have little underlining; 4-5 pages only. Not issued 6 x 0.7 x 9 inches 
Shephard examines attitudes toward women in early modern England in the writings of John Knox and his opponents. Her analysis of the ideas of leading Catholic noblemen challenges the view that Protestantism improved the status of women, and shows that the most radical ideas about women's right to participate in public life are to be found within the aristocracy. 
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Gender Dimensions: Developing Interpersonal Skills in the Classroom, Andrea Allard & Jeni Wilson.
6 Andrea Allard & Jeni Wilson. Gender Dimensions: Developing Interpersonal Skills in the Classroom
Armadale: Eleanor Curtain Publishing 1995 1875327347 / 9781875327348 Teacher edition Paperback Very good, nearly fine (Ex-library copy with usual stamps/stickers) 0.2 x 8.5 x 11 inches 
"Gender Dimensions" is a positive and practical resource which will assist teachers to establish a constructive learning environment where boys and girls work together with mutual understanding and respect. In confronting and discussing issues such as sexist language and harassment, unequal access, and classroom interactions that discourage risk-taking and cooperative problem-solving, GENDER DIMENSIONS: ● identifies gender dimensions of all aspects of teaching and learning ● examines gender-related behaviour problems and classroom implications ● draws on current theory and understandings about gender equity ● asks children and teachers to examine 'taken for granted' beliefs about expected masculine and feminine behaviour ● outlines accessible, adaptable activities across all learning areas 
Price: 17.00 USD
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International development in practice: education assistance in Egypt, Pakistan, and Afghanistan, Andrea B. Rugh
7 Andrea B. Rugh International development in practice: education assistance in Egypt, Pakistan, and Afghanistan
New York Palgrave Macmillan 2012 0230340172 / 9780230340176 Hardbound New Not issued 
Written for practitioners and practitioners-in-training of education development, this book reviews education issues in developing countries and provides in-depth case studies from Egypt, Pakistan, and Afghanistan. 
Price: 93.59 GBP
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Is Everybody Ready for Kindergarten?: A Toolkit for Preparing Children and Families, Angèle Sancho Passe.
8 Angèle Sancho Passe. Is Everybody Ready for Kindergarten?: A Toolkit for Preparing Children and Families
St. Paul: Redleaf Press 2010 1605540153 / 9781605540153 1st Paper back New 24.9 x 17.5 x 1 cm 
Kindergarten is a significant and exciting milestone in young children’s lives. Is Everybody Ready for Kindergarten? is an ideal planning resource for early childhood professionals as they coordinate a successful transition that benefits children, their families, and the schools. Filled with information, advice, and activities, this tool kit includes An explanation of what school readiness means for children and for schools A brief history of kindergarten Descriptions of the typical development, capabilities, and characteristics of four-, five-, and six-year-olds Common hopes and concerns families have as their children begin kindergarten Strategic planning tools to help prepare children for the transition to kindergarten Discussion questions, reproducible checklists, and assessment and planning templates 
Price: 24.95 USD
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Beyond the Bake Sale: The Essential Guide to Family-School Partnerships, Anne T. Henderson; Karen L. Mapp; Vivian R. Johnson & Don Davies.
9 Anne T. Henderson; Karen L. Mapp; Vivian R. Johnson & Don Davies. Beyond the Bake Sale: The Essential Guide to Family-School Partnerships
New York: The New Press 2007 1565848888 / 9781565848887 Paper back New 1 x 7.5 x 9.2 inches 
Countless studies demonstrate that students with parents actively involved in their education at home and school are more likely to earn higher grades and test scores, enroll in higher-level programs, graduate from high school, and go on to post-secondary education. Beyond the Bake Sale shows how to form these essential partnerships and how to make them work. Packed with tips from principals and teachers, checklists, and an invaluable resource section, Beyond the Bake Sale reveals how to build strong collaborative relationships and offers practical advice for improving interactions between parents and teachers, from insuring that PTA groups are constructive and inclusive to navigating the complex issues surrounding diversity in the classroom. Written with candor, clarity, and humor, Beyond the Bake Sale is essential reading for teachers, parents on the front lines in public schools, and administrators and policy makers at all levels. 
Price: 25.00 USD
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You, Your Child, and
10 Barbara Coyne Cutler & Sue Pratt. You, Your Child, and "Special" Education: A Guide to Dealing with the System
Baltimore: Brookes Publishing 2010 1598571230 / 9781598571233 Revised Paper back New 0.8 x 6 x 8.8 inches 
Overwhelmed and intimidated: That's how many parents feel when they're dealing with the complex special education system. How can they transform themselves into confident, knowledgeable advocates and get their children the free appropriate public education they're entitled to? Give them the answers with this empowering survival guide, the book with the straight talk parents want and the encouragement they need as they work to get the best services for their child. A comprehensive update of a resource parents have relied on for more than 17 years, this no-nonsense guide cuts right through the myths and obstacles that block the way to better education for a child with special needs. Veteran advocacy expert Barbara Cutler directly addresses parents with empathy and candor, drawing on 30 years of professional expertise and her deep personal insight as the mother of a son with autism. Share this book with parents and they'll have the step-by-step, real-world guidance they need to proactively participate in IEP meetings to secure more and better services for their child develop productive assertiveness that gets real results arrange, prepare for, and conduct a classroom observation recognize and defeat the popular arguments against inclusion communicate and negotiate effectively with school personnel learn how to say no and fight for the child's rights if an IEP is not acceptable make the most of support from personal advocates and parent and citizen organizations fully understand their legal rights and the elements of a free appropriate public education and least restrictive environment monitor IEP implementation and intervene if the school doesn't deliver agreed-upon services Going far beyond abstract advice, Cutler makes successful advocacy come to life through sample letters and dialogues, realistic vignettes, practical materials like a detailed classroom observation checklist, and solutions to large and small problems that might arise. One of the most important books a parent will ever have, this is an essential resource for every professional to share with the families they serve. Parents will discover how to become strong, independent, and effective advocates-and their children will get an inclusive and appropriate education that helps them reach their full potential. 
Price: 26.95 USD
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Boy Smarts : Mentoring Boys for Success at School, Barry MacDonald.
11 Barry MacDonald. Boy Smarts : Mentoring Boys for Success at School
Surrey, BC: Mentoring Boys Press 2005 0973878703 / 9780973878707 Paperback New 9.9 x 8 x 0.7 inches 
Educators and parents hoping to inspire boys to excel at school now have a new tool at their disposal; Boy Smarts - Mentoring Boys for Success at School. In this book, you will find 100 imaginative and practical guidelines for authentic engagement in meeting boys' varied learning needs. The guidance offered here can help parents and teachers in the challenging task of understanding each boy as an individual while also working toward a community plan to raise boys' school achievement. The common sense approach offers to lay the groundwork for an action plan to mentor boys for school success - a manual for kick-starting boys integrity. Boy Smarts is not a cookbook or managerial guide that reduces complex human interaction to a simple formula. It offers real-life guidance based on a growing body of research from leading authorities, that parents and teachers can actually use. Barry MacDonald envisions an inclusive classroom where boys feel at home; where their rambunctious energy is accepted; where their rebelliousness is channeled into inquiry and exploration. Without compromising gains made by girls, a Boys Smarts approach to schooling responds empathically to the needs of boys so that they can better realize their learning potential. 
Price: 25.95 USD
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If Holden Caulfield Were in My Classroom: Inspiring Love, Creativity, and Intelligence in Middle School Kids, Bernie Schein.
12 Bernie Schein. If Holden Caulfield Were in My Classroom: Inspiring Love, Creativity, and Intelligence in Middle School Kids
Boulder: Sentient Publications 2008 1591810760 / 9781591810766 Paper back New 6.1 x 0.8 x 9 inches 
Contrary to traditional educational thought, true emotion, rather than pure reason, is the secret to creativity and intelligence. The truth is ultimately personal-that's why it's universal. By the time Bernie Shein's students arrive in his middle-school classroom, they are little more than a gaggle of defense mechanisms, needing to rediscover who they are. His goal is to help them with this joyous and difficult endeavor. Through stories from his classroom, he shows us how he does it. 
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Creating a
13 Beth Fouse. Creating a "Win-Win IEP" for Students with Autism
Arlington: Future Horizons 1996 1885477287 / 9781885477286 Paperback Like New (Couple of pages have slight dogearing marks) 8.4 x 0.5 x 10.8 inches 
This book is a must-read for every parent or educator who participates in the IEP process. Dr. Fouse takes readers through the entire range of a “child-centered" educational process, from the initial stages of identification and diagnosis to full implementation and monitoring of the individualized education program. She walks you through the process of setting goals and objectives, getting the most out of IEP meetings, determining proper placement, requesting assistive technology, and much more. She explains laws that you will need to know inside and out, such as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, Section 504, Americans with Disabilities Act, and FERPA. Finally, she lists some common mistakes that schools and parents often make, and gives great advice on how to avoid conflicts. 
Price: 34.95 USD
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Professionalism in Teaching (What every teacher should know about), Beth Hurst & Ginny Reding.
14 Beth Hurst & Ginny Reding. Professionalism in Teaching (What every teacher should know about)
Boston: Pearson 2009 0137149425 / 9780137149421 3rd Paper back New 15 x 0.8 x 22.1 cm 
This book is designed to provide new teachers with practical, theory-based approaches to becoming professional, confident, and skilled classroom instructors, with emphasis on the social and communication skills needed to deal appropriately with students, parents, colleagues, administrators, and the public. 
Price: 12.20 USD
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Strategies for Differentiating in the Content Areas (Grades 5 & up), Beverly Strayer & Troy Strayer.
15 Beverly Strayer & Troy Strayer. Strategies for Differentiating in the Content Areas (Grades 5 & up)
New York: Scholastic Teaching Resources 2007 0439929202 / 9780439929202 Paper back New (Slight self wearing) 0.6 x 21 x 27.3 cm 
A master teacher and principal-a mother-son duo-make an A+ team for helping middle school teachers in ALL subject areas reach ALL learners. Strayer and Strayer present eight surefire strategies teachers can use to a) provide assignment choices that motivate different kinds of learners and b) teach all students the content they need to know. They provide helpful examples of each strategy in practice along with student work samples in language arts, math, and other subject areas. For use with Grades 5 & Up. 
Price: 17.99 USD
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Drupal for Education and E-Learning: teaching and learning in the classroom using the Drupal CMS, Bill Fitzgerald.
16 Bill Fitzgerald. Drupal for Education and E-Learning: teaching and learning in the classroom using the Drupal CMS
Birmingham: Packt Publishing 2008 1847195024 / 9781847195029 Paper back Very good (Excellent, nearly fine) 19 x 2.3 x 23.5 cm 
Create engaging learning experiences using Drupal. A friendly and clear guide from the creator of the DrupalEd distribution. This book is for anybody looking to use Drupal to support teaching and learning; more generally, the examples given in this book can also be used by anybody looking to use Drupal to publish social media. This book is not a developer's manual; you do NOT need to know code, or HTML, or CSS, to benefit from this book. People new to Drupal will find clear examples describing how to set up their site. More experienced Drupallers will find tips and tricks for extending their site, and step-by-step instructions on how to make the most out of Drupal's flexibility. 
Price: 44.99 USD
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Writing To Reason: A Companion for Philosophy Students and Instructors, Brian David Mogck.
17 Brian David Mogck. Writing To Reason: A Companion for Philosophy Students and Instructors
Malden: Blackwell Publishing 2008 1405170999 / 9781405170994 1st Paper back Like New Not issued 15.4 x 1.3 x 23 cm First half of the total pages are highlighted wit
Writing to Reason presents the principles of writing a clear and well-argued philosophy paper in an easily-referenced numerical format, which facilitates efficient grading and clearer communication between instructors and students. Points out the most common problems students have achieving these objectives Increases efficiencies for instructors in grading papers Presents students with clearer information, objectivity, and transparency about their graded results Facilitates clearer communication between instructors and students 
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Simply Better: Doing What Matters Most to Change the Odds for Student Success, Bryan Goodwin.
18 Bryan Goodwin. Simply Better: Doing What Matters Most to Change the Odds for Student Success
Alexandria: Association for Supervision & Curriculum Development 2011 1416612955 / 9781416612957 Paper back New 24.6 x 19.8 x 1.3 cm 
We already know what works in schools; we just need to focus on getting it right. This is the premise of Simply Better: Doing What Matters Most to Change the Odds for Student Success, which offers a practical, research-based framework for improving student achievement. According to author Bryan Goodwin, decades of research have shown time and again that focusing on the following five essential practices can vastly increase students' chances of doing well in school: * Guaranteeing that instruction is challenging, engaging, and intentional * Ensuring curricular pathways to success * Providing whole-child student supports * Creating high-performance school cultures * Developing data-driven, high-reliability district systems Whether at the district-, school-, or classroom-level, educators don't need to reinvent the wheel or pursue the latest trends to ensure that students succeed. This powerful book reveals what research clearly shows works best in schools, and provides a valuable blueprint for turning that knowledge into visible results. 
Price: 26.95 USD
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The Parallel Curriculum in the Classroom, Book 2: Units for Application Across the Content Areas, K-12 (A joint publication with the National Association for gifted children), Carol Ann Tomlinson ... [et al.]
19 Carol Ann Tomlinson ... [et al.] The Parallel Curriculum in the Classroom, Book 2: Units for Application Across the Content Areas, K-12 (A joint publication with the National Association for gifted children)
California: Corwin Press 2005 1412925282 / 9781412925280 Paper back New (Slight shelf wearing) 2.5 x 21.6 x 27.9 cm 
Based on the Parallel Curriculum Model, this book provides curriculum units in social studies, science, art, and language arts for use in primary, elementary, middle, and high school settings. 
Price: 38.95 USD
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The Preschooler Problem Solver: Tackling Tough and Tricky Transitions With Your Two-To-Five-Year-Old, Carol Baicker-McKee.
20 Carol Baicker-McKee. The Preschooler Problem Solver: Tackling Tough and Tricky Transitions With Your Two-To-Five-Year-Old
Atlanta: Peachtree Publishers 2009 1561454451 / 9781561454457 1st Paper back New 2.5 x 17.8 x 22.9 cm 
Parenting a preschooler is not for the faint of heart but Carol Baicker-McKee, Ph.D., shows parents how to make the most of the magical years of three and four by helping their children successfully negotiate new expectations and situations in the wider world. The book focuses on the numerous transitions that occur as a child moves from a dependent toddler to a more social, independent preschooler. Each chapter begins with an introduction that highlights specific challenges, discusses relevant developmental issues, and offers ideas, strategies, and resources for how to handle new and often stressful situations. The book also considers the emotional challenges a preschooler can face whether it’s learning to make friends or managing separations through divorce or death. In this one-of-a-kind parenting book written specifically for parents of preschoolers, Baicker-McKee shows moms and dads that there are few preschool problems that can’t be solved with a little patience, a spark of ingenuity, and lots of humor. 
Price: 16.95 USD
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