Passions, Pieces, and Polemics, 1960-2000
Paperback ISBN: 1888451203
"As 'News Dissector' on Boston radio, Danny Schechter literally educated a generation..." —Noam Chomsky "Danny Schechter, a kind of journalist without borders, has shaken up public broadcasting, among many other media institutions, in the course of his career as a self-styled 'News Dissector' and human rights advocate..." —The Nation News Dissector brings together Schechter’s writings on human rights, politics, and the media over a span of four decades of activism and reporting, including ten years in radio news reporting and twenty years creating television news and public affairs programs and independent documentaries. These pieces provide a fascinating look at the trajectory of what was once simply called “The Movement
Home Learning Year by Year
How to Design a Homeschool Curriculum from Preschool Through High School
Paperback ISBN: 0609805851
A leading authoritiy on the homeschooling movement provides parents with subject-by-subject guidelines that outline the major concepts and topics that should be covered each year to meet accepted national educational standards and offers helpful advice on learning goals, content, teaching materials, and more. Original. 10,000 first printing.
The Power of Their Ideas
Lessons for America from a Small School in Harlem
Paperback ISBN: 0807031135
Deborah Meier's acclaimed first book, with a new preface "The founder and principal of excellent small schools in East Harlem . . . Meier wants to make all students capable of participating in and sustaining a democracy. . . . Doubters must read Deborah Meier to take a look at that success up close, to watch it begin and grow and flourish." —Lorene Cary, The New York Times Book Review "Meier pledges her faith 'in the extraordinary untapped capacities of all our children'; but, unlike so many radical reformers, she is also firmly rooted in the reality of the classroom. . . .What has propelled people like Meier from the periphery to the center of the ongoing school debate is the recognition that a new and different form of public school is no longer a luxury." —James Traub, The New Yorker "Written in prose that runs like a clear stream past the sludge of educational discourse. . . .The fate of public education today depends on whether we listen to . . . the Deborah Meiers of the land." —Joseph Featherstone, The Nation "A fiery manifesto of Meier's plan for the salvation of public education." —Los Angeles Times "A book not of blueprints and slogans, but of essays-reflective and analytical. The Power of Their Ideas is the product of a lively mind." —The Washington Post "Anyone who wants to get insight into the current waves of endless 'reform' debate should read it." —Philadelphia Inquirer
500 Five Minute Games
Quick and Easy Activities for 3-6 Year Olds
Paperback ISBN: 0876591721
From the best-selling author of Games to Play With Babies, Games to Play With Toddlers, and Games to Play With Two Year Olds comes this exciting new book for three to six-year-olds. Arranged by activity: alphabet, animal, birthday, color, counting, drama, guessing, imagination, language, listening, math, music, nursery rhymes, relaxing, rhyming, science, thinking, transition, and weather games. Also includes a skills and terms index. Great for group use!—Reviews from Parent Council The concept of short activities which can serve as "fillers" and can make transitions and waiting times more pleasant and productive is an excellent one. Teachers will welcome these 500 great ideas, and will build their own "repertoire" from these suggestions."—Education Coordinator, Project Head Start, Detroit Public Schools "When you’ve done ‘This Little Piggy’ and ‘Itsy-Bitsy Spider’ as many times as you can stand and the kid still wants more, what do you do? Turn to 500 Five Minute Games . . . this new book by Jackie Silberg will give you enough games to keep going for a long time. And they’re good games. They’re simple and teach such basic skills as listening, counting, science, music, weather and more. The book includes a skills index, so you can quickly find a game that emphasizes the skill you want to teach."—Kansas City Family
Montessori Play & Learn
A Parents' Guide to Purposeful Play from Two to Six
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 0517591820
A guide to educational play Montessori style argues that by physically adapting a home to encourage a toddler to take part in family activities, parents can stimulate and direct a toddler's natural curiosity. Original. 25,000 first printing.
The Courage to Teach
Exploring the Inner Landscape of a Teacher's Life
Hardcover ISBN: 0787910589
An educator and Christian spiritualist examines the inner life of a dedicated teacher, demonstrating how this internal facet shapes one's ability to teach, and guides readers through a difficult self-exploration to help recover and enhance their vocational goals. 12,500 first printing. Tour.