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Visible Learning: A Synthesis of Over 800 Meta-Analyses Relating to Achievement

Visible Learning: A Synthesis of Over 800 Meta-Analyses Relating to Achievement Lowest new price: $33.64
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Author: John Hattie
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This unique and ground-breaking book is the result of 15 years research and synthesises over 800 meta-analyses on the influences on achievement in school-aged students. It builds a story about the power of teachers, feedback, and a model of learning and understanding. The research involves many millions of students and represents the largest ever evidence based research into what actually works in schools to improve learning. Areas covered include the influence of the student, home, school, curricula, teacher, and teaching strategies. A model of teaching and learning is developed based on the notion of visible teaching and visible learning.

A major message is that what works best for students is similar to what works best for teachers – an attention to setting challenging learning intentions, being clear about what success means, and an attention to learning strategies for developing conceptual understanding about what teachers and students know and understand.

Although the current evidence based fad has turned into a debate about test scores, this book is about using evidence to build and defend a model of teaching and learning. A major contribution is a fascinating benchmark/dashboard for comparing many innovations in teaching and schools.

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  • March 1, 2009
  • Paperback
  • Hattie, John A C (Author)
  • 378 pages

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On Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird (Cliffs Notes)

On Lee's To Kill a Mockingbird (Cliffs Notes) Lowest new price: $2.94
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Author: Cliffs
Brand: Castleman, Tamara

The original CliffsNotes study guides offer expert commentary on major themes, plots, characters, literary devices, and historical background. The latest generation of titles in this series also feature glossaries and visual elements that complement the classic, familiar format.

In CliffsNotes on To Kill a Mockingbird, you explore Harper Lee's literary masterpiece—a novel that deals with Civil Rights and racial bigotry in the segregated southern United States of the 1930s. Told through the eyes of the memorable Scout Finch, the novel tells the story of her father, Atticus, as he hopelessly strives to prove the innocence of a black man accused of raping and beating a white woman.

Chapter summaries and commentaries take you through Scout's coming of age journey. Critical essays give you insight into racial relations in the South during the 1930s, as well as a comparison between the novel and its landmark film version. Other features that help you study include

  • Character analyses of the main characters
  • A character map that graphically illustrates the relationships among the characters
  • A section on the life and background of Harper Lee
  • A review section that tests your knowledge
  • A Resource Center full of books, articles, films, and Internet sites

Classic literature or modern-day treasure—you'll understand it all with expert information and insight from CliffsNotes study guides.

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Phonemic Awareness in Young Children: A Classroom Curriculum

Phonemic Awareness in Young Children: A Classroom Curriculum Lowest new price: $13.00
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Author: Marilyn Adams Ph.D.
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  • One of the most popular programs available — more than 250,000 copies sold

  • Easy and fun activities that take only 15-20 minutes a day

  • Includes a flexible assessment test that allows group screening

  • Meets new federal requirements for scientifically based reading research

  • Developed by leading experts in reading instruction

Phonemic Awareness in Young Children complements any prereading program. From simple listening games to more advanced exercises in rhyming, alliteration, and segmentation, this best-selling curriculum helps boost young learners' preliteracy skills in just 15-20 minutes a day. Specifically targeting phonemic awareness — now known to be an important step to a child's early reading acquisition — this research-based program helps young children learn to distinguish individual sounds that make up words and affect their meanings.

With a developmental sequence of activities that follows a school year calendar, teachers can chose from a range of activities for their preschool, kindergarten, and first-grade classrooms. Plus, the curriculum includes an easy-to-use assessment test for screening up to 15 children at a time. This assessment not only helps to objectively estimate the general skill level of the class and identify children who may need additional testing but may also be repeated every 1-2 months to monitor progress. All children benefit because the curriculum accommodates individualized learning and teaching styles.

Here is everything a teacher needs:

  • Teaching objectives
  • Lesson plans and sample scripts
  • Activity adaptations
  • Troubleshooting guidelines
  • Suggested kindergarten and first-grade schedules
  • Informal, group screening

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  • ISBN13: 9781557663214
  • Condition: New
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The Humongous Book of Calculus Problems

The Humongous Book of Calculus Problems Lowest new price: $9.96
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Author: W. Michael Kelley
Brand: Kelley, W. Michael

Now students have nothing to fear …

Math textbooks can be as baffling as the subject they’re teaching. Not anymore. The best-selling author of The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Calculus has taken what appears to be a typical calculus workbook, chock full of solved calculus problems, and made legible notes in the margins, adding missing steps and simplifying solutions. Finally, everything is made perfectly clear. Students will be prepared to solve those obscure problems that were never discussed in class but always seem to find their way onto exams.
--Includes 1,000 problems with comprehensive solutions
--Annotated notes throughout the text clarify what’s being asked in each problem and fill in missing steps
--Kelley is a former award-winning calculus teacher

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What the Best College Teachers Do

What the Best College Teachers Do Lowest new price: $12.90
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Author: Ken Bain
Brand: Harvard University Press

What makes a great teacher great? Who are the professors students remember long after graduation? This book, the conclusion of a fifteen-year study of nearly one hundred college teachers in a wide variety of fields and universities, offers valuable answers for all educators.

The short answer is--it's not what teachers do, it's what they understand. Lesson plans and lecture notes matter less than the special way teachers comprehend the subject and value human learning. Whether historians or physicists, in El Paso or St. Paul, the best teachers know their subjects inside and out--but they also know how to engage and challenge students and to provoke impassioned responses. Most of all, they believe two things fervently: that teaching matters and that students can learn.

In stories both humorous and touching, Bain describes examples of ingenuity and compassion, of students' discoveries of new ideas and the depth of their own potential. What the Best College Teachers Do is a treasure trove of insight and inspiration for first-year teachers and seasoned educators.

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Go Fish Alphabet Game Cards

Go Fish Alphabet Game Cards Lowest new price: $2.12
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Brand: School Zone
Model: 05014

Little ones will enjoy playing a smarter version of Go Fish. In this Go Fish game, winning involves drawing the most upper-and lowercase letter pairs. Here, each pair is represented by a parent and child animal. There are even age-appropriate terms, like “hatchling” for baby alligator. With activities for two or more players, our Go Fish Alphabet Game Cards emphasize turn taking and cooperation. Or, kids can have fun matching letters and creating words on their own. Involve your child in these valuable pre-reading skills today and make preschool, kindergarten and first grade all the more enjoyable.

Features:

  • Alphabet card game
  • Upper and lowercase
  • Fun for all ages!

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The Artist's Way Morning Pages Journal: A Companion Volume to the Artist's Way

The Artist's Way Morning Pages Journal: A Companion Volume to the Artist's Way Lowest new price: $10.79
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Author: Julia Cameron
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Julia Cameron keeps row after row of journals on the wooden bookcase in her writing room, all containing Morning Pages from more than twelve years of her life. The journals, she says, listen to her. They have been company on travels, and she is indebted to them for consolation, advice, humor, sanity. Now the bestselling author of The Artist's Way offers readers the same companion, in which we may discover ourselves, our fears and aspirations, and our life's daily flow. Readers will find privacy, a portable writing room, where our opinions are for our own eyes. Morning Pages prioritize the day, providing clarity and comfort.With an introduction and instructions on how to use this journal, by Julia Cameron, readers will uncover the history of their spirits as they move their hands across the universe of their lives.

The idea behind Julia Cameron's The Artist's Way is that by writing three pages, longhand and stream-of consciousness, first thing in the morning, you can overcome the obstacles that stop you from becoming your most creative self. This works partly because it forces you to create something (even if it is just a long list of gripes) every single day. It doesn't take much time. You're not even supposed to think. But the act itself gets you past all that self-defeating fretting about why you think you aren't a creative person. Cameron sees her morning pages as "a form of meditation," as "spiritual windshield wipers."

While Cameron touts the morning pages as a way of life, she suggests you start out doing them as part of a "twelve-week program to recover your creativity." If you would like to keep your first twelve weeks of morning pages together in one tidy place, The Artist's Way Morning Pages Journal is a fine tool for doing so. Each nearly blank page features an inspiring quotation from The Artist's Way: "Leap, and the net will appear," says one; "Creativity lies not in the done but in doing," reminds another. We should mention that many of these little inspirations include references to God, which may be troublesome even for spiritual atheists. --Jane Steinberg

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  • Used Book in Good Condition

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Human Resource Leadership for Effective Schools (5th Edition)

Human Resource Leadership for Effective Schools (5th Edition) Lowest new price: $173.02
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Author: John T. Seyfarth
Brand: Seyfarth, John

<>Emphasizing the relationship of human resource management to student learning, this book is driven by recent research, yet offers real applications throughout.


Many Human Resource Management books emphasize only the functions of the area. This text emphasizes how human resource decisions affect student achievement. It also discusses the impact on human resource practice in schools with site-based management, addresses ISLLC standards, and shows practical applications for research related to human resource practice.

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Norman Hall's Police Exam Preparation Book

Norman Hall's Police Exam Preparation Book Lowest new price: $7.41
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Author: Norman Hall
Brand: Adams Media

Guaranteed Top Scores on Your Police Exam!

If you are planning to join the hundreds of thousands of applicants who take the police officer exam each year, you need a high score. In this updated and revised edition of his #1 police exam book, Norman Hall guarantees that you'll score 80% to 100% on the exam--or your money back!

With Norman Hall's Police Exam Preparation Book, 2nd Edition, you'll have everything you need to ace the test, including answer keys and self-scoring tables, pointers on avoiding common trouble spots, tips for meeting the physical requirements, the most up-to-date test-taking strategies, 7 practice tests, and 3 full-length police officer exams.

Still worried that you might miss a vital test question? Relax! Norman Hall's Police Exam Preparation Book, 2nd Edition, includes new test questions and sketch art, and gives you complete coverage of ALL test subject areas, including basic math; directional orientation; grammar, vocabulary, and spelling; memory; reading comprehension; report writing; and situational judgment and reasoning.

With the help of Norman Hall's Police Exam Preparation Book, 2nd Edition, you'll be able to score high and achieve your dream of becoming a law-enforcement official!

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Let's Talk About S-E-X: A Guide for Kids 9 to 12 and Their Parents

Let's Talk About S-E-X: A Guide for Kids 9 to 12 and Their Parents Lowest new price: $6.67
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Author: Sam Gitchel
Brand: The Book Peddlers

First created by Planned Parenthood/Mar Monte in the late 1980's, this well loved, updated guide insures that children will be given accurate, age-appropriate information about sex. This read-together book helps to begin an open dialogue in the family.
Parents and educators will find discussions of feelings, respecting oneself and others, what's normal, making sense of love and sex, and helpful advice. The book is filled with sound information, illustrations and diagrams, appropriate body terminology, information on STDs and more. Here, the changes all preteens go through are explaned in a simple, straight-forward manner.
In the Parent's Guide (in the back of the book) is the information on how approach the BIG TALK in a way that is comfortable and positive.

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