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- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2007; US$ 15.95
In 1969, Mark Edmundson was a typical high school senior in working-class Medford, Massachusetts. He loved football, disdained schoolwork, and seemed headed for a factory job in his hometown?until a maverick philosophy teacher turned his life around. When Frank Lears, a small, nervous man wearing a moth-eaten suit, arrived at Medford fresh from Harvard... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 51.95
A comprehensive introduction to middle school teaching, this textbook focuses explicitly on instructional strategies that encourage adolescents to become active participants in their own learning within a world of accountability and standardized testing. The author, an experienced middle school teacher and teacher educator, takes a constructivist... more...
- R&L Education 2010; US$ 31.99
This is a practical resource guide that walks teachers through the use of literacy groups within their classrooms over a typical 365-day journey of secondary students. The author provides educators with the tools to think about literacy groups, to create literacy groups, to design the best assessment to adequately evaluate students' comprehension and... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2010; US$ 36.00
This book asserts that efforts to reform schools, particularly urban schools, are events that engender a host of issues and conflicts that have been interpreted through the conceptual lens of community. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 42.95
Storytelling helps pupils develop a wide range of skills. Do they dream and fantasize? Do they lie, waffle and distract? These are not just bad habits but marvellous starting points for teaching an art that can help them to pass on experience, train and use imagination, develop language skills, promote their own confidence, communication and creativity... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 43.95
Teachers and support teachers in secondary schools can use this book to maximize the impact and effectiveness of their work together. The author looks at a broad range of special needs and offers support strategies that work in a mainstream classroom. Informed by the latest research and updated in the light of the new revised Code of Practice, this... more...
- Wiley 2011; US$ 29.95 US$ 20.96
In our current education system too many high school students wind up with too few choices. Students are locked into what is decided for them by a broken system. Too often, they are handed a diploma that holds an empty promise. This practical field book is filled with effective tools from The Education Trust?West. Diploma Matters helps school leaders... more...
- Wiley 2011; US$ 29.95 US$ 20.96
In his best-selling classic Boys and Girls Learn Differently , Michael Gurian explained the origin and nature of gender differences in the classroom. His important book explored the behavior teachers observed and the challenges they faced with both boys and girls in their classrooms. Taking the next step, Strategies for Teaching Boys and Girls?Secondary... more...
- Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2011; US$ 42.99
Much of the common knowledge about standardized tests is simply wrong, and these misunderstandings have led to the distortion of the education of children and the judgments made about them. The Myths of Standardized Tests debunks these assumptions, proposing better ways to judge the success of our schools and offering readers suggestions for ways they... more...