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The Nude: A Study in Ideal Form
The Nude
A Study in Ideal Form
Paperback      ISBN: 0691017883

From the art of the Greeks to that of Renoir and Moore, this work surveys the ever-changing fashions in what has constituted the ideal nude as a basis of humanist form.

Making the Grade
Making the Grade
Paperback      ISBN: 0739036696

For music teachers and substitute music teachers of grades 3-6. Lesson plans specifically target each of the nine MENC National Standards for Music Education. Each standard is represented by a unit of creative lesson plans that incorporate folk, classical, and original music -- 55 lessons in all Every lesson clearly details the materials needed, introduces the activity, explains concepts, and builds and reinforces students' musical skills. Reproducible student worksheets are included, saving preparation time for the teacher while encouraging student thinking skills as well as musical skills. The comb binding creates a lay-flat book that is perfect for study and performance.

Algebra: Grades 5-8
Algebra
Grades 5-8
Paperback      ISBN: 0742417883

A top-selling teacher resource line, The 100+ Series(TM) features over 100 reproducible activities in each book

Algebra links all the activities to the NCTM Standards and provides students with practice in the skill areas necessary to master the concepts presented in a first course in algebra. Reinforcing operations skills plus activities that focus on order of operations, solving equations, dealing with inequalities, monomials, binomials and polynomials, factoring, plotting coordinates, graphing, and exercises involving radicals are all part of this book. Examples of solution methods are presented at the top of each page and puzzles and riddles gauge the success of skills learned. The numbers of the related standards for each activity can be found in the table of contents. An answer key is also provided.

Critical Teaching and Everyday Life
Critical Teaching and Everyday Life
Paperback      ISBN: 0226753581

In this unique book on education, Shor develops teaching theory side-by-side with a political analysis of schooling. Drawing on the work of Paulo Freire, he offers the first practical and theoretical guide to Freirean methods for American classrooms. Central to his method is a commitment to learning through dialogue and to exploring themes from everyday life. He poses alienation and mass culture as key obstacles to learning, and establishes critical literacy as a foundation for studying any subject.

Rolfing in Motion: A Guide to Balancing Your Body
Rolfing in Motion
A Guide to Balancing Your Body
Compact Disc      ISBN: 1594770743

Much of what we experience as physical tension or stress is the result of an imbalanced body. In this CD, Mary Bond presents a selection of 26 structural awareness exercises from her book, Balancing Your Body, that teach the listener to recognize and respond in appropriate ways to the body's inner messages. Beginning with an exploration of your habitual standing and walking patterns, these exercises guide the listener through a variety of experiences that contribute to standing, sitting, and walking with fluidity, balance, and ease. This unique self-help program will help to create new freedom in your physical expression and improve your well-being and vitality.

The Excellent 11: Qualitites Teachers and Parents Use to Motivate, Inspire, and Educate Children
The Excellent 11
Qualitites Teachers and Parents Use to Motivate, Inspire, and Educate Children
Paperback      ISBN: 1401308031

When The Essential 55 was published, Ron Clark became a tireless promoter, traveling the country to speak to large groups of teachers and fans. And when his Oprah appearance shot the book onto the New York Times bestseller list, he kept the heat on. We can expect the same tenacious commitment to promoting his follow-up book, The Excellent 11.The Excellent 11 contains eleven sections, with each one focusing on a theme directly related to teaching and raising children. Ron Clark draws from his own experience to give advice, telling personal stories that demonstrate the significance of each theme within the learning environment--an environment that extends beyond the classroom and into the larger world. Using themes ranging from Adventure, Ingenuity, and Humor to Dedication, Creativity, and Love, Clark provides a road map for both parents and teachers who want to enrich their children's learning experiences.

Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain: A Course in Enhancing Creativity and Artistic Confidence
Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain
A Course in Enhancing Creativity and Artistic Confidence
Paperback      ISBN: 0874775132

Helps the reader gain access to right-brain functions, which affect artistic and creative abilities, by teaching the skills of drawing through unusual exercises designed to increase visual skills

The Essential 55: An Award-Winning Educator's Rules for Discovering the Successful Students in Every Child
The Essential 55
An Award-Winning Educator's Rules for Discovering the Successful Students in Every Child
Hardcover      ISBN: 1401300014

When Ron Clark walked into his fifth-grade class in rural North Carolina, he was confronted with a tremendous challenge. The children had little interest in learning, and were sorely lacking in guidance. How would he transform a group of apathetic kids into disciplined, thoughtful, and curious students? He quickly realized that they needed to learn some basic rules. Clark compiled a list of 55 lessons, and soon, his fifth-grade students--who once struggled to read at the third-grade level--were reading at the sixth-grade level . . . and loving it. What's more, they were gaining something crucial-self-respect. Those 55 lessons evolved into what Clark calls The Essential 55--guidelines for living and interacting with others. The Essential 55 will prepare parents and educators to teach students the rules for life--everything from knowing how to say thank you, to acing an interview.

Taking the Leap: Building a Career As a Visual Artist
Taking the Leap
Building a Career As a Visual Artist
Paperback      ISBN: 0811818152

Most artists would rather focus on art than struggle with the details of a business plan. Now, they can. Based on artist and teacher Cay Lang's popular seminars, Taking the Leap teaches artists how to succeed in today's complex and competitive art world. Offering inside information on how to show at galleries, nonprofit spaces, and museums, as well as a host of nontraditional venues, this behind-the-scenes look at the art world reveals how decisions are made and what artists can expect. Lang explains how to master efficient business skills such a negotiating a deal; making the most of art events, trips, presentations, and phone calls; and preparing top-notch promotional materials such as slides, bios, statements, and cover letters. Including many examples of artists who've found inventive alternatives to the gallery system, she suggests ways artists can by-pass mainstream channels and create their own art scene on their own terms. Filled with joy and encouragement, Taking the Leap recreates the energy and enthusiasm Lang evokes in her classroom and makes it available to artists everywhere.

On Common Ground: The Power of Professional Learning Communities
On Common Ground
The Power of Professional Learning Communities
Hardcover      ISBN: 1932127429

This anthology presents the recommendations of education leaders, and each chapter contributes to a sound conceptual framework and offers specific strategies for developing PLCs. These leaders have found common ground in expressing their belief in the power of PLCs although clear differences emerge regarding their perspectives on the most effective strategy for making PLCs the norm in North America.