New Arrivals · Education

June 23, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Story smart : using the science of story to persuade, influence, inspire, and teach

June 22, 2018
Haven, Kendall F.
Santa Barbara, CA : Libraries Unlimited, ©2014.
viii, 174 pages ; 25 cm
Hooked on story -- Story state of mind -- Eight essential elements of story -- It was a dark and stormy night... how stories create influence -- Seven story steps: Step by step.
Our brains have been evolutionarily hardwired to think, to make sense, and to understand in simple -- but hidden -- story terms. You'll discover the Neural Story Net, the Make Sense Mandate, Motive Matching, and the Story Influence Line -- and understand how these concepts control listener/reader engagement, attention, and the impact your communications will exert. You'll learn that what reaches the conscious mind of your target audience is significantly different from what first reached their eyes and ears -- and that you can control that internal, neural process. This guide is organized into four parts: the neuroscience of narrative; your story tools; how narratives exert influence (changing beliefs, attitudes, values, etc.); and the process of creating "Story Smart" stories.

Cracking the SSAT & ISEE.

June 7, 2018
New York : Random House, Inc.,
v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
At head of title: The Princeton Review.

Cracking the GED test

June 7, 2018
New York, NY : Penguin Random House, [2014]-
volumes : illustrations ; 28 cm.
Volumes for 2015-2016 by Geoff Martz and the staff of the Princeton Review ; 2017-<2019> by the staff of the Princeton Review.
At head of title: The Princeton Review.

Project based learning made simple : 100 classroom-ready activities that inspires curiosity, problem solving and self-guided discovery for third, fourth, and fifth grade students

June 5, 2018
Smith, April, (Elementary school teacher)
Berkeley, California : Ulysses Press, 2018.
263 pages ; 23 cm
Project-based learning basics -- Customization and planning -- Science and STEM -- Math and financial literacy -- English language arts -- Social studies -- Project wrap-up.
"Project based learning is the fun and engaging way to teach 21st-century competencies including problem solving, critical thinking, collaboration, communication and creativity. This straight-forward book makes it easier than ever to bring this innovative technique into your classroom with 100 ready-to-use- projects in a range of topics"--Back cover.

Withrow High School Class of 1943 collection.

June 4, 2018
[Cincinnati, Ohio], 1943-1988.
volumes : illustration ; 23-29 cm
Title supplied by cataloger.
Collection held in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Collection consists of 7 booklets of various sizes with original pictorial paper wrappers.
Withrow High School annual commencement June Fifteenth 1943 -- Inklings (June 1943) -- Withrow High School Class of 1943 25th reunion -- Withrow High School Class of 1943 45th reunion class directory -- Withrow High School Class of 1943 45th reunion program.
Collection donated by Margie Stegemeyer Thomas contains materials concerning the Withrow High School Class of 1943 including the original commencement program, the June 1943 issue of the school magazine, Inklings, and class reunion programs and directories from 1968-1988.

Teens talk about learning disabilities and differences

May 30, 2018
New York, NY : The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc., 2018.
64 pages : color illistrations ; 24 cm.
Teens talk about attention deficit disorder -- Teens talk about dyslexia -- Teens talk about learning differences -- Teens talk about Asperger's syndrome and non-verbal learning.
For a teen diagnosed with a learning disability or difference, schoolwork can be an enormous challenge. The first-person accounts in this compelling book offer real-life stories about struggling with attention-deficit disorder, dyslexia, Asperger's, and other issues. Whether searching for a school where they can succeed or finding their creative voice, the teens move forward with grit and determination. Told in engaging and accessible prose, this book provides young adults with a road map as they learn to advocate for themselves so they can receive the education they deserve.

Cracking the GRE.

May 24, 2018
New York : Villard Books,
v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Vols. for 2001-2005, 2009 include 1 CD-ROM disc (4 3/4 in.).
At head of title: The Princeton Review.

Cracking the SAT.

May 24, 2018
New York : Random House,
v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Vols. for 2003-2016 by Adam Robinson and John Katzman; 2017-<2019> by the staff of the Princeton Review.
At head of title: The Princeton Review.

When smart kids underachieve in school : practical solutions for teachers

May 24, 2018
Stanley, Todd, author.
Waco, Texas : Prufrock Press Inc., [2018]
v, 197 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
The story of Mike -- How can someone so smart underachieve? -- Profiles of underachievement -- Cause 1: boredom -- Cause 2: social-emotional needs -- Cause 3: not having peers -- Cause 4: home life -- Cause 5: twice-exceptionality -- Cause 6: lack of intrinsic motivation -- Cause 7: lack of skills -- Cause 8: lack of progamming or trained teachers -- Cause 9: not being challenged -- Cause 10: being too smart for their own good -- When gifted students reach their potential.

A good job : campus employment as a high-impact practice

May 24, 2018
McClellan, George S., author.
xvi, 238 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Student employment on campus : an overview -- Student development and campus employment -- Career development and campus employment -- Campus employment and student learning -- Student employment on campus as a vehicle for student retention, persistence, and student success -- The importance of intentional management and supervision in student employment -- Legal issues in student employment programs on campus -- Student employment as high impact practice and hallmark of institutional excellence.

Old Hughes.

May 23, 2018
Cincinnati : Hughes High School,
v. ; 27 cm.
Published during the school year by the pupils of Hughes School.

Zen teacher : creating focus, simplicity and tranquility in the classroom

May 22, 2018
Tricarico, Dan, author.
162 pages ; 23 cm
Subtitle from cover.
"You can thrive in the classroom. All it takes are a few moments of peace and a little focus. If you're like many teachers, your day is busy, demanding, even chaotic. But just because you live in a fast-paced, always-on world, doesn't mean your life has to feel rushed and crazy. In The Zen Teacher, educator, blogger, and speaker Dan Tricarico provides practical, easy-to-use techniques to help teachers slow down and create a sense of focus, simplicity, and tranquility in the classroom - and in life. As a teacher, you have incredible power to influence, even improve, the future. By being at your best - unrushed and fully focused - you ensure that every interaction with your students is beneficial, for them and for you. If you're new to the concept of Zen, don't worry. In this introductory guide, Dan Tricarico explains what it means to develop a Zen practice - something that has nothing to do with religion and everything to do with your ability ability to thrive in the classroom. The Zen Teacher will help you: Maximize your performance while lowering your stress. Transform your classroom and experience a better quality of life. Focus on things that really matter and let go of things you can't control. Find time to take care of yourself, so you can be at your best!"--Back cover.

The first-year teacher's survival guide : ready-to-use strategies, tools & activities for meeting the challenges of each school day

May 21, 2018
Thompson, Julia G., author.
San Francisco, CA : Jossey-Bass, 2018.
511 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes index.
Begin your professional growth -- Develop professional productivity skills -- Collaborate with colleagues in your school community -- Become a capable classroom leader -- Start the school year productively -- Cultivate positive classroom relationships -- Meet the needs of all students -- Adapt instruction through differentiated instruction -- Design and deliver effective instruction -- Measure student progress with summative assessments -- Policies, procedures, and rules : the framework of classroom management -- Prevent or minimize discipline problems -- Handle discipline problems effectively -- How-to quick reference guide to common classroom discipline problems.

College admission 101 : simple answers to tough questions about college admissions and financial aid

May 21, 2018
Franek, Robert, author.
New York, NY : The Princeton Review, [2018]
x, 194 pages ; 21 cm
Includes index.
"Penguin Random House."

In other words : phrases for growth mindset : a teacher's guide to empowering students through effective praise and feedback

May 21, 2018
Brock, Annie, author.
Berkeley, CA : Ulysses Press, 2018.
188 pages ; 18 cm
Introduction. Overview of growth mindset ; Examining your mindset -- Self-talk. Affirmations ; Fixed vs. growth mindset self-talk ; Self-talk and relationships ; Optimizing self-talk and managing mindsets -- Teacher-to-student communication. Growth-oriented feedback ; Building relationships ; The classroom environment ; Managing difficult behaviors -- Peer-to-peer communication. Peer-to-peer communication among teachers ; Student-to-student communication -- School-to-home communication. Teaching parents about mindsets -- The whole-school mindset. Creating a growth-mindset organization.

What your sixth grader needs to know : fundamentals of a good sixth-grade education

May 21, 2018
New York : Doubleday, ©2006.
xxiv, 391 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm.
Includes index.
English. Poetry ; Structure in poetry ; Myths, stories, and plays ; Grammar and usage ; Sayings and phrases -- History and geography. World geography ; Judaism and Christianity ; Ancient Greece ; Ancient Rome ; The enlightenment ; The French revolution ; Romanticism ; Industrialism, capitalism, socialism ; Latin American independence ; Immigration to the United States ; Industrialization and urbanization ; Reform -- Visual arts. Classical art ; Gothic art ; The renaissance ; Baroque art ; Rococo art ; Neoclassical art ; Romantic art ; Realism -- Music. Elements of music ; Classical music -- Mathematics. Numbers and number sense ; Computation ; Ratio, proportion, and percent ; Measurement ; Geometry ; Probability and statistics ; Pre-algebra -- Science. Plate tectonics ; Oceans ; Astronomy ; Energy, heat, and energy transfer ; The human body ; Science biographies.
What should your child learn in the sixth grade? How can you help him or her at home? This book answers these important questions and more, offering the specific shared knowledge that thousands of parents and teachers across the nation have agreed upon for American sixth graders.

Educating emergent bilinguals : policies, programs, and practices for English learners

May 18, 2018
García, Ofelia, author.
New York, NY : Teachers College Press, [2018]
xiv, 242 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Who are the emergent bilinguals? -- Programs and policies for educating emergent bilinguals -- Bilingualism and achievement: theoretical constructs and empirical evidence -- Language and bilingualism: practices -- Affordances of technology -- Curriculum and other practices -- Family and community engagement -- Assessments -- Signposts: conclusion and recommendations.
This accessible guide introduces readers to the issues and controversies surrounding the education of language minority students in the United States. What makes this book a perennial favorite are the succinct descriptions of alternative practices for transforming our schools and students' futures, such as building on students' home languages and literacy practices, incorporating curricular and pedagogical innovations, using proven-effective approaches to parent engagement, and employing alternative assessment tools.

A girl stands at the door : the generation of young women who desegregated America's schools

May 18, 2018
Devlin, Rachel, author.
xxx, 342 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Roots of change: Lucile Blueford's long crusade -- "This lone negro girl": Ada Lois Spiuel, desegregation champion -- Girls on the front line: grassroots challenges in the late 1940s -- Laying the groundwork: Esther Brown and the struggle in South Park, Kansas -- "Hearts and minds": the road to Brown v. Board of Education -- "Take care of my baby": the isolation of the first "firsts" -- "We raised our hands and said 'yes we will go'": desegregating schools in the mid-1960s.
"A new history of school desegregation in America, revealing how girls and women led the fight for interracial education The struggle to desegregate America's schools was a grassroots movement, and young women were its vanguard. In the late 1940s, parents began to file desegregation lawsuits with their daughters, forcing Thurgood Marshall and other civil rights lawyers to take up the issue and bring it to the Supreme Court. After the Brown v. Board of Education ruling, girls far outnumbered boys in volunteering to desegregate formerly all-white schools. In A Girl Stands at the Door, historian Rachel Devlin tells the remarkable stories of these desegregation pioneers. She also explains why black girls were seen, and saw themselves, as responsible for the difficult work of reaching across the color line in public schools. Highlighting the extraordinary bravery of young black women, this bold revisionist account illuminates today's ongoing struggles for equality"

Venturegirls : raising girls to be tomorrow's leaders

May 16, 2018
Glangchai, Crystal, author.
New York : Harper, [2018]
xix, 375 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Shares practical advice and activities for parents and educators for engaging today's young women in STEM subjects while giving them the tools of positive entrepreneurship.

From striving to thriving : how to grow confident, capable readers

May 16, 2018
Harvey, Stephanie, author.
318 pages : illustrations (mostly color) ; 23 cm.
Introduction. The best intervention is a good book -- Trust. Table the labels ; Cultivate curiosity ; Ensure access to and choice of books ; Pump up the reading volume -- Teach. Book-match relentlessly ; Teaching thinking-intensive reading -- Transform. Assess readers in the round; Advocate tirelessly -- Closing thought; Practices and lessons.
When it comes to readers who need the most support, teachers can't afford to waste time using fragmented, skill-and-drill interventions that don't work. Literacy specialists Stephanie Harvey and Annie Ward demonstrate how to "table the labels" and use detailed formative assessments to craft targeted, personalized instruction that enable striving readers to do what they need above all - to find books they love and engage in voluminous reading. Loaded with ready-to-go lessons, routines, and "actions," as well as the latest research, this book is a must for any teacher who strives to make every reader a thriving reader.

Surviving gym class

May 2, 2018
Torres, John Albert, author.
New York : Enslow, 2018.
48 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm.
Gym can seem like a drag to many teens who'd rather be doing something else, but it's a great excuse to get up and moving in the middle of the day. Gym class is less about fierce competition and measuring everyone by the same fitness standards. Instead, it's all about developing confidence and competence in sports, and, yes, having fun. Of course, there are still locker rooms, stinky gym clothes, and other kids with their own issues to deal with. This guide will help teens navigate all the difficult moments, like being picked last for a team or fielding snarky comments about lack of coordination or skills. This book provides indispensable advice to help readers arrive prepared with the right gear and the right attitude.


May 2, 2018
Walnut Hills High School (Cincinnati, Ohio). Class of 1942, issuing body.
[Cincinnati, Ohio] : Walnut Hills High School
volumes ; 24-28 cm
Volumes for <1962-1982> are the <20th-40th> reunions held <May 12, 1962-October 8/9, 1982> in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Contains reunion program and directory for the Class of 1942 of Walnut Hills High School.

How to run a college : a practical guide for trustees, faculty, administrators, and policymakers

May 1, 2018
Mitchell, Brian Christopher, 1953- author.
xvii, 196 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Governance and management -- Finance -- Enrollment -- Advancement -- Academic affairs -- Student life -- Athletics -- Collaboration and technology -- The path forward.

We're doing it wrong : 25 ideas in education that just don't work-and how to fix them

April 24, 2018
Slater, David Michael, author.
New York, New York : Skyhorse Publishing, [2018]
xx, 111 pages ; 22 cm
Old school-age-based education -- Sameness-goals vs methods -- Can it-scripted curricula -- Trust issues-merit pay & accountability -- Job security-the tenure debate -- Sage on the stage vs guide on the side-student-centered education -- The customer is always right-students as clients -- The money pit-professional development -- Size matters-the class size debate -- Extreme teaching-differentiation -- When fair is not fair-gifted & talented education -- The opposite of success-a bubble-wrapped generation -- Stay on target-helicopter parents -- Going it alone-absent parents -- The opportunity gap-poverty -- Deadlines & do-overs-proficiency, growth & grades -- Introverts vs extroverts-group work -- Spring spheres-diversity education -- The buddy system-modern anti-bullying programs -- A blank slate-the writing crisis -- Students for sale-advertising in schools -- The coming crisis-teacher shortages -- The zombie apocalypse-school start times -- A class issue-homework -- Robbing peter-school choice.

Better together : strengthen your family, simplify your homeschool, and savor the subjects that matter most

April 17, 2018
Barnhill, Pam.
[Bishop, Ca.] : Spotted Dog Press, 2018.
ix, 176 pages ; 21 cm
Includes appendices.

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