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The Annotated Mona Lisa: A Crash Course in Art History from Prehistoric to Post-Modern
The Annotated Mona Lisa
A Crash Course in Art History from Prehistoric to Post-Modern
Paperback      ISBN: 0836280059

A layman's guide to art history provides the reader with a basic working knowledge of art and its influence on society.

The Art and Craft of Teaching
The Art and Craft of Teaching
Paperback      ISBN: 0674046803

A concise and lively guide for college and university teachers, this collection of essays provides insights and solid advice for beginners as well as more experienced teachers. For the past eight years, the Harvard-Danforth Center for Teaching and Learning has been organizing programs that seek to improve university instruction. As part of these programs, the Center sponsors a faculty seminar on teaching lead by noted Harvard Professor C. Roland Christensen. The authors of this book--teachers in a wide variety of academic fields--were all participants in the seminar. In writing the book together, they drew on the Center's resources and on their combined store of skills, techniques, and attitudes.

Topics include preparing for the first day of class, delivering good lectures, leading effective discussions, using the rhythms of the semester, teaching essay writing, grading and evaluation, and learning how to become a better teacher. The authors offer workable solutions for problems that every instructor faces and suggest strategies that will enrich the classroom experience for both teachers and students.

Books to Build on: A Grade-By-Grade Resource Guide for Parents and Teachers
Books to Build on
A Grade-By-Grade Resource Guide for Parents and Teachers
Paperback      ISBN: 0385316402
The invaluable grade-by-grade guide (kindergarten--sixth) is designed to help parents and teachers select some of the best books for children.

Books to Build On recommends:

- for kindergartners, lively collections of poetry and stories, such as The Children's Aesop, and imaginative alphabet books such as Bill Martin, Jr.'s Chicka Chicka Boom Boom and Lucy Micklewait's I Spy: An Alphabet in Art

- for first graders, fine books on the fine arts, such as Ann Hayes's Meet the Orchestra, the hands-on guide My First Music Book, and the thought-provoking Come Look with Me series of art books for children

- for second graders, books that open doors to world cultures and history, such as Leonard Everett Fisher's The Great Wall of China and Marcia Willaims's humorous Greek Myths for Young Children

- for third graders, books that bring to life the wonders of ancient Rome, such as Living in Ancient Rome, and fascinating books about astronomy, such as Seymour Simon's Our Solar System

- for fourth graders, engaging books on history, including Jean Fritz's Shh We're Writing the Constitution, and many books on Africa, including the stunningly illustrated story of Sundiata: Lion King of Mali

- for fifth graders, a version of Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream that retains much of the original language but condenses the play for reading or performance by young students, and Michael McCurdy's Escape from Slavery: The Boyhood of Frederick Douglass

- for sixth graders, an eloquent retelling of the Iliad and the Odyssey, and the well-written American history series, A History of US

. . . and many, many more
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.

The Daily Five: Fostering Literacy Independence in the Elementary Grades
The Daily Five
Fostering Literacy Independence in the Elementary Grades
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 1571104291

Do you love teaching but feel exhausted from the energy you expend cajoling, disciplining, and directing students on a daily basis? If so, you'll want to meet "The Sisters," Gail Boushey and Joan Moser. Based on literacy learning and motivation research, they created a structure called The Daily Five which has been practiced and refined in their own classrooms for ten years, and shared with thousands of teachers throughout the United States. The Daily Five is a series of literacy tasks (reading to self, reading with someone, writing, word work, and listening to reading) which students complete daily while the teacher meets with small groups or confers with individuals.

This book not only explains the philosophy behind the structure, but shows you how to carefully and systematically train your students to participate in each of the five components.

Explicit modeling practice, reflecting and refining take place during the launching phase, preparing the foundation for a year of meaningful content instruction tailored to meet the needs of each child.

The Daily Five is more than a management system or a curriculum framework; it is a structure that will help students develop the habits that lead to a lifetime of independent literacy.

Triathlete's Edge
Triathlete's Edge
Paperback      ISBN: 0736046534

Triathlon coaching pioneer Marc Evans has trained pros and age-group triathletes for over 20 years, and he knows what it takes to be successful. His system is divided into phases that can be customized to fit various training seasons and racing objectives. The base preparation phase sets training goals and develops endurance, strength, flexibility, and technique. Base transition adds new workouts, introduces transitions, and increases the volume and intensity of your training. The third phase, race preparation, includes specific swim, bike, and run workouts tailored to your fitness level that will condition your body to put it all together in the approaching competition. The final phase, peak transition, prepares you physiologically and psychologically in a taper that will sharpen your body to peak on race day.

Triathlete's Edge contains much more than training programs. Complete assessment tools allow you to evaluate mobility, posture, gait, strength, and flexibility to make improvements through event-specific exercise drills. Swim instruction covers stroke improvement and hand entry techniques and offers tips on mass starts and exits. You'll improve your position on the bike, perfect your posture, and study cadence and gearing on the bike. The running section will sharpen your efficiency with drills for arm movement, foot strike, and running stride.

Evans reveals the professional training secrets that have defined him as the triathlon training authority. Mark Allen, Karen Smyers, Mike Pigg, and Sue Latshaw are just a few of the legendary triathletes who have benefited from Evans' mentoring. Now you can incorporate his knowledge in your own training program to give yourself the triathlete's edge

The Tao of Watercolor: A Revolutionary Approach to the Practice of Painting
The Tao of Watercolor
A Revolutionary Approach to the Practice of Painting
Paperback      ISBN: 0823050572

Applying the principles presented in the "Tao Te Ching", this book shows painters how to unite spirit, mind and body to achieve inspired craftsmanship in their works. Painters are shown how to approach the act of painting in a fully conscious manner for continued artistic growth.

Multiple Intelligences and Positive Life Habits: 174 Activities for Applying Them in Your Classroom
Multiple Intelligences and Positive Life Habits
174 Activities for Applying Them in Your Classroom
Paperback      ISBN: 0761977287

Activities are specifically tailored to each of the eight multiple intelligences and serve as a guide to developing learning strategies in the classroom.
Test Anxiety & What You Can Do About It: A Practical Guide for Teachers, Parents, and Kids
Test Anxiety & What You Can Do About It
A Practical Guide for Teachers, Parents, and Kids
Paperback      ISBN: 1887943633
Rethinking Our Classrooms, Volume 2: Teaching for Equity and Justice
Rethinking Our Classrooms, Volume 2
Teaching for Equity and Justice
Paperback      ISBN: 0942961277

This new companion volume to the original Rethinking Our Classrooms is packed with compelling articles about teaching, as well as curriculum ideas, lesson plans, and resources, all grounded in the realities of the classroom. Like the bestselling first volume, Rethinking Our Classrooms, Volume 2 is an invaluable tool for educators striving to promote social justice and high-quality student learning.