A New Friend for Guido: A Story About A Little Train Who Works At A Zoo
by: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Product rating: 5.0 with 2 reviews
First time author, Christopher Churilla, brings a little zoo train to life in his book A New Friend For Guido! Guido learns that making new friends and teamwork are great ways to bring happiness to everyone! Guido’s adventures will continue to bring two special trains to life while making readers smile!
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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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Resident Evil Revelations: Official Complete Works
by: Titan Books
Product rating: 5.0 with 3 reviews
Resident Evil Revelations: Official Complete Works takes readers on a behind-the-scenes look at the art, storyboards, concept and more behind the smash hit game, featuring exclusive looks at characters, locations monsters and more. Published for the first time in the English language.
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Senran Kagura: Official Design Works
by: Udon Entertainment
Product rating: 5.0 with 1 reviews
Enter the world of Senran Kagura, where the beautiful girls of several secret ninja academies engage each other in fierce shinobi battles – and look great doing it! Senran Kagura: Official Design Works collects the fantastic illustrations of “bakunyuu artist” Nan Yaegashi. Gathered is imagery from the original Senran Kagura game, as well as Senran Kagura Burst, Senran Kagura Versus, and more. Inside you’ll find character designs, pinups, in-game artwork, character profiles, plus an exclusive interview with the game’s creators!
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Skunk Works: A Personal Memoir of My Years at Lockheed
by: Hachette Audio and Blackstone Audio
Product rating: 4.8 with 290 reviews
[Read by Pete Larkin]
Ben Rich, director of Lockheed’s Skunk Works, reveals the behind-the-scenes drama involved in the development of the military’s aerial technology.
From the development of the U-2 to the stealth fighter, the never-before-told story behind America’s high-stakes quest to dominate the skies, Skunk Works
is the true story of America’s most secret and successful aerospace operation.
As recounted by Ben Rich, the operation’s brilliant boss for nearly two decades, the chronicle of Lockheed’s legendary Skunk Works is a drama of Cold War confrontations and Gulf War air combat, of extraordinary feats of engineering and human achievement against fantastic odds. Here are up-close portraits of the maverick band of scientists and engineers who made the Skunk Works so renowned. Filled with telling personal anecdotes and high adventure, with narratives from the CIA and from Air Force pilots who flew the many classified, risky missions, this book is a riveting portrait of the most spectacular aviation triumphs of the twentieth century.
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