Building a Better Teacher: How Teaching Works (and How to Teach It to Everyone)
by: W. W. Norton & Company
Product rating: 4.0 with 56 reviews
We’ve all had great teachers who opened new worlds, maybe even changed our lives. What made them so great?
Everyone agrees that a great teacher can have an enormous impact. Yet we still don’t know what, precisely, makes a teacher great. Is it a matter of natural-born charisma? Or does exceptional teaching require something more?
Building a Better Teacher is a teacher-positive introduction to a new generation of educators exploring the intricate science underlying their art. A former principal studies the country’s star teachers and discovers a set of common techniques that help children pay attention. Two math teachers videotape a year of lessons and develop an approach that has nine-year-olds writing sophisticated mathematical proofs. A former high school teacher works with a top English instructor to pinpoint the key interactions a teacher must foster to initiate a rich classroom discussion. Through their stories, and the hilarious and heartbreaking theater that unfolds in the classroom every day, Elizabeth Green takes us on a journey into the heart of a profession that impacts every child in America.
What happens in the classroom of a great teacher? Opening with a moment-by-moment portrait of an everyday math lesson―a drama of urgent decisions and artful maneuvers―Building a Better Teacher demonstrates the unexpected complexity of teaching. Green focuses on the questions that really matter: How do we prepare teachers and what should they know before they enter the classroom? How does one get young minds to reason, conjecture, prove, and understand? What are the keys to good discipline? Incorporating new research from cognitive psychologists and education specialists as well as intrepid classroom entrepreneurs, Green provides a new way for parents to judge what their children need in the classroom and considers how to scale good ideas. Ultimately, Green discovers that good teaching is a skill. A skill that can be taught.
A provocative and hopeful book, Building a Better Teacher shows that legendary teachers are more than inspiring; they are perhaps the greatest craftspeople of all.
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Llewellyn’s 2016 Sun Sign Book: Horoscopes for Everyone! (Llewellyn’s Sun Sign Book)
by: Llewellyn Publications
Product rating: 4.0 with 3 reviews
It’s Your Year to Shine!
Discover the best time to achieve success in all your endeavors with this easy-to-use guide. Use the action tables for planning important events such as moving, starting a new romance, ending a relationship, or going on vacation. Find out what’s in store for you and your loved ones with insightful horoscopes that are out of this world.
Filled with practical planetary wisdom, Llewellyn’s Sun Sign Book has been a trusted resource for questions about money, relationships, careers, and more for over thirty years.
- Sun sign action tables listing the best times for a variety of activities (starting a diet, getting a loan, joining a club, etc.)
- Detailed descriptions of each Sun sign, including relationships, career, money, strengths, and difficulties
- Rewarding and challenging days in every month for each sign
- An easy astrological primer for beginners
- Astrological overview for 2016
Published annually since 1984
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Everyone is Broken
by: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Product rating: 5.0 with 1 reviews
Max Mundan has been to hell and back and lived to talk about it. These are the stories he brought back with him. For the most part, they are not pretty to look at but they are the truth and isn’t the truth beautiful in it’s own gruesome way? So take a seat around the fire and join Max in tales of the dark side. Of junkies and hookers and those who aspire to be like them. Of the lost and the wounded and those who’ve had their worlds ripped to shreds. There but for the grace of God, they are people just like you. Don’t we all know the miserable grip of need and the cold self loathing in the middle of the night? Max’s work has been published in close to 100 different publications. He is the author of the acclaimed poetry collection, “Junkies Die Alone.” Max can be found blogging daily at maxmundan.com and maxmundan.tumblr.com. Follow him on Facebook and find him on twitter @maxmundan.
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