Sarah Brightwell

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The Ten-Minute Inservice

• <b>Author:</b> Todd Whitaker & Annette Breaux<p><b>Quick, easy, specific steps that make a difference in teaching and learning</b><br>Busy school leaders need an easy-to-apply resource to increase teacher effectiveness quickly and efficiently. This book shows principals and staff developers how to improve teaching …

Teach Like Your Hair's on Fire

• <b>Author:</b> Rafe Esquith<p><b>Read Rafe Esquith's posts on the Penguin Blog.</b><p><b>From one of America’s most celebrated educators, an inspiring guide to transforming every child’s education</b><p>In a Los Angeles neighborhood plagued by guns, gangs, and drugs, there is an exceptional classroom known as Room 56. The fifth …

Verbal Judo

• <b>Author:</b> George J. Thompson, PhD<p>Verbal Judo is the martial art of the mind and mouth that can show you how to be better prepared in every verbal encounter. Listen and speak more effectively, engage people through empathy (the most powerful word in the English language), avoid the most common …

The Book Whisperer

• <b>Author:</b> Donalyn Miller & Jeff Anderson<p>Donalyn Miller says she has yet to meet a child she couldn't turn into a reader. No matter how far behind Miller's students might be when they reach her 6th grade classroom, they end up reading an average of 40 to 50 books a year. Miller's unconventional …

Creating Innovators

• <b>Author:</b> Tony Wagner<p><b>From a prominent educator, author, and founder of Harvard’s Change Leadership Group comes a provocative look at why innovation is today’s most essential real-world skill and what young people need from parents, teachers, and employers to become the innovators of America’s …

Flip Your Classroom

• <b>Author:</b> Jonathan Bergmann & Aaron Sams<p>It started with a simple observation: Students need their teachers present to answer questions or to provide help if they get stuck on an assignment; they don’t need their teachers present to listen to a lecture or review content.From there, Jonathan Bergmann …

Teach Like a Champion, Enhanced Edition

• <b>Author:</b> Doug Lemov<p><b>Teach Like a Champion</b><b><br>ENHANCED EDITION</b><p><b>This special enhanced edition of Teach Like a Champion brings to life the 49 essential teaching techniques from Doug Lemov.</b><p>In his best-selling book, <i>Teach Like a Champion</i>, Doug Lemov helps new and veteran teachers working with students of all …

Leaving to Learn: How Out-of-School Learning Increases Student Engagement and Reduces Dropout

• <b>Author:</b> Elliot Washor & Charles Mojkowski<p>In this provocative book, authors Washor and Mojkowski observe that beneath the worrisome levels of dropouts from our nation’s high school lurks a more insidious problem: student disengagement from school and from deep and productive learning. To keep …

What Your Kindergartner Needs to Know (Revised and updated)

• <b>Author:</b> E.D. Hirsch, Jr. & John Holdren<p>With its comprehensive curriculum providing a sound basis in the fundamentals of math, art, history, language arts, science, and technology, the phenomenally successful Core Knowledge series has become an esteemed tool for parents and teachers striving to …

Whatever It Takes

• <b>Author:</b> Paul Tough<p>What would it take?<p>That was the question that Geoffrey Canada found himself asking. What would it take to change the lives of poor children—not one by one, through heroic interventions and occasional miracles, but in big numbers, and in a way that could be replicated nationwide? …

How Children Succeed

• <b>Author:</b> Paul Tough<p>“Drop the flashcards—grit, character, and curiosity matter even more than cognitive skills. A persuasive wake-up call.”—<i>People</i><p>Why do some children succeed while others fail? The story we usually tell about childhood and success is the one about intelligence: success comes to those …

Real Talk for Real Teachers

• <b>Author:</b> Rafe Esquith<p><b>The New York Times–bestselling author and world-renown teacher offers no-nonsense wisdom for teachers of all ages</b><p>There’s no one teachers trust more to give them classroom advice than Rafe Esquith. After more than thirty years on the job, Esquith still puts in the countless …

Mr Unavailable and the FallBack Girl

• <b>Author:</b> Natalie Lue<p>Are you the Fallback Girl?<p>If you've ever found yourself in a relationship that feels and seemingly looks like one but you're struggling with commitment or you've been in the ambiguous territory of a 'casual relationship', you've likely tried to change them, wondered what you …

How Did You End Up Here?

• <b>Author:</b> Davy Rothbart<p>In <i>How Did You End Up Here</i>, writer, reporter, and documentary filmmaker, Davy Rothbart collects 140 of his all-time favorite questions to ask someone you've just met, generated by people around North America whom he's only just met himself. He opens his toolbox, sharing secrets …

The 30-Day Love Detox

• <b>Author:</b> Wendy Walsh<p>There is no question the terrain has changed. We can do what we want and date who we want, but do we have the tools to navigate our hard-won sexual freedom? Now, from the dating doyenne of the <i>Sex and the City</i> generation comes a groundbreaking prescription for smart, savvy, …

Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil

• <b>Author:</b> John Berendt<p>Read John Berendt's <b>Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil</b> in Large Print.<p>* All Random House Large Print editions are published in a 16-point typeface<p>Shots rang out in Savannah's grandest mansion in the misty,early morning hours of May 2, 1981. Was it murder or self-defense? For …

The Secret To Finland's Success With Schools, Moms, Kids — And Everything

My cousin's husband gets 36 vacation days per year, not including holidays. If he wants, he can leave his job for a brief hiatus and come back to a guaranteed position months later.<p>Tuition at his daughter's university is free, though she took out a small loan for living expenses. Its interest rate …

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