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Among Schoolchildren
Among Schoolchildren
Paperback      ISBN: 0380710897
Chronicles the dedication and perseverance of fifth-grade teacher Chris Zajac of Holyoke, Massachusetts, in her effort to educate the economically and emotionally deprived urban children in her classroom
Home Learning Year by Year: How to Design a Homeschool Curriculum from Preschool Through High School
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.
Homeschooling on a Shoestring: A Jam-Packed Guide
Homeschooling on a Shoestring
A Jam-Packed Guide
Paperback      ISBN: 087788546x
Discusses ideas for making money while at home, sources for inexpensive curriculum, suggestions for low-cost field trips, and ways to acquire free or inexpensive computers.
Break-Through Rapid Reading
Break-Through Rapid Reading
Paperback      ISBN: 073520019x
Based on the discoveries of Evelyn Wood, a speed reading expert reveals the secrets of an increased reading rate and improved retention skills through a series of graded drills and exercises
Must We Fight?: From the Battlefield to the Schoolyard - A New Perspective on Violent Conflict and Its Prevention
Must We Fight?
From the Battlefield to the Schoolyard - A New Perspective on Violent Conflict and Its Prevention
Paperback      ISBN: 0787961035
Promoting a conceptual framework called the "Third Side," Ury (director, Project on Preventing War at the Program on Negotiation, Harvard Law School) and collaborators reflect on the origins of violence in humans and examine violence prevention initiatives. Drawn from two public symposia organized by Ury's Project, seven papers from an interdisciplinary group of authors examine primate aggression, discuss anthropological evidence of violence in humans, look at a Boston program against youth violence, and discuss how some Indian cities avoided the ethnic riots that killed hundreds in other cities. Finally a simulation of a racial incident at a public high school is presented to demonstrate the "Third Side" model, in which the general community is considered the third side in a conflict between two parties. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Revolutionary Voices: A Multicultural Queer Youth Anthology
Revolutionary Voices
A Multicultural Queer Youth Anthology
Paperback      ISBN: 1555835589
An anthology of stories by gay youth reveal their fears and joyous moments as they attempt to survive and thrive in a homophobic society.
Tuesdays With Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson
Tuesdays With Morrie
An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson
Hardcover      ISBN: 0385484518
A Detroit sportswriter conveys the wisdom and life lessons of his late mentor, professor Morrie Schwartz--whose appearances on ABC-TV's Nightline drew a flood of response--recounting their weekly conversations as Schwartz lay dying. Tour.
In the Company of Children
In the Company of Children
Paperback      ISBN: 1571100105
Provides a guide to reading and writing workshops and shares firsthand experiences in giving lessons, improving student work, meeting with pupils, and including parents and students in the appraisal process.
Our Enduring Values: Librarianship in the 21st Century
Our Enduring Values
Librarianship in the 21st Century
Paperback      ISBN: 0838907857
Describes the principles of eight core values including stewardship, services, intellectual freedom, and literarcy and learning; and discusses how libraries can adapt them in order to thrive in the twenty-first century.
A Woman's Education
A Woman's Education
Hardcover      ISBN: 0679421009
The third book in the author's continuing memoir, which began with Road from Coorain and True North focuses on her tenure as the first woman president of Smith College. 40,000 first printing.