How Did You Get Here

Author: Thomas Hehir
Publisher: Harvard Education Press
ISBN: 9781612507811
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How Did You Get Here? chronicles the educational experiences—from early childhood through college—of sixteen students with disabilities and their paths to personal and academic success at Harvard University.

Effective Inclusive Schools

Author: Thomas Hehir
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111813365X
Size: 71.60 MB
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How to raise the achievement of all kids, from gifted to those with severe disabilities This book presents lessons learned from in-depth case studies of some of our most effective inclusive public schools. The authors conclusively demonstrate that schools can educate students with mild and severe disabilities in general education classrooms by providing special education services that link to and bolster general education instruction. This goes beyond complying with Special Education law; having a truly inclusive environment raises the achievement level for all students and results in more committed and satisfied teachers. Insights shared from teachers, school leaders, parents, and the students themselves provide a path forward for anyone striving to Improve special education services. The authors reveal what these exemplary schools do that makes them so successful, and provide advice for readers who want to incorporate these practices themselves. Hehir, former U.S. Office of Special Education (OSEP) Director, is a leading name in Special Education Highlights the important relationships between administrators, teachers, and parents to foster maximum collaboration between general and special education Includes information on committing to Universal Design for Learning (UDL) and Positive Behavior Supports This vital resource zeroes in on what excellent public schools do differently to ensure all students succeed.

Breaking Night

Author: Liz Murray
Publisher: Hachette Books
ISBN: 1401396208
Size: 28.49 MB
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In the vein of The Glass Castle, Breaking Night is the stunning memoir of a young woman who at age fifteen was living on the streets, and who eventually made it into Harvard. Liz Murray was born to loving but drug-addicted parents in the Bronx. In school she was taunted for her dirty clothing and lice-infested hair, eventually skipping so many classes that she was put into a girls' home. At age fifteen, Liz found herself on the streets when her family finally unraveled. She learned to scrape by, foraging for food and riding subways all night to have a warm place to sleep. When Liz's mother died of AIDS, she decided to take control of her own destiny and go back to high school, often completing her assignments in the hallways and subway stations where she slept. Liz squeezed four years of high school into two, while homeless; won a New York Times scholarship; and made it into the Ivy League. Breaking Night is an unforgettable and beautifully written story of one young woman's indomitable spirit to survive and prevail, against all odds.

I Am In Here

Author: Elizabeth M. Bonker
Publisher: Baker Books
ISBN: 1441237844
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She looked into my eyes and blinked hers slowly and deliberately, like a stroke victim, to show me that although she couldn't speak, she understood what I was saying to her. I stroked her hair softly. 'I know you're in there, honey,' I told her. 'We'll get you out.'" Despite the horror of seeing fifteen-month-old Elizabeth slip away into autism, her mother knew that her bright little girl was still in there. When Elizabeth eventually learned to communicate, first by using a letterboard and later by typing, the poetry she wrote became proof of a glorious, life-affirming victory for this young girl and her family. I Am in Here is the spiritual journey of a mother and daughter who refuse to give up hope, who celebrate their victories, and who keep trying to move forward despite the obstacles. Although she cannot speak, Elizabeth writes poetry that shines a light on the inner world of autism and the world around us. That poetry and her mother's stirring storytelling combine in this inspirational book to proclaim that there is always a reason to take the next step forward--with hope.

Finding God At Harvard

Author: Kelly Monroe
Publisher: Zondervan
ISBN: 9780310219224
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Kelly Monroe presents forty-two compelling testimonies from faculty members, former students, and orators at Harvard University whose reflections explode the myth that Christian faith cannot survive a rigorous intellectual environment.

High School Dropout To Harvard

Author: John Rodrigues
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 0615579116
Size: 46.74 MB
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Editorial Reviews Review "Inspiring Story for Dyslexic Families and Adults" -Brock & Fernette Eide "Authors, The Dyslexic Advantage"- "What I admired most about the book was the positive attitude the author maintained. When most people would have given up and accepted mediocrity, Rodrigues instead chooses to push the envelope and follows his dreams up to and including enrolling in Harvard University. I love how he takes something that is called a "disability" and turns it into strength. It is evident that he has analyzed the way he thinks visually and found unique methods to work smarter, not harder." -Arline Krieger LDA President, California "John Rodrigues has written an inspiring and empowering story about his personal dyslexic journey. Young people who have dropped out of high school or others who are thinking about returning to get their GED or to go the community college route will be encouraged by his honest recounting, light-hearted tone, and perceptive insights about his thinking style and advantages." --Brock & Fernette Eide "Authors, The Dyslexic Advantage" "We all long for success...usually going the typical route of graduating from High School, spending 4 years at college, starting a job and getting married. It's nice and safe and predictable. Well, seems Mr. Rodrigues couldn't do it that way if he wanted to. But he appears to have a special ability to see people and opportunity for what they are, doors slightly ajar; with a little push, new worlds opened up to him. He seems to have an uncanny ability to live his life in a very wide open way. I am jealous." -Rosemary B. Walker

A World Of Insects

Author: Ring T Cardé
Publisher: Harvard University Press
ISBN: 0674046196
Size: 44.49 MB
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A World of Insects showcases classic works on insect behavior, physiology, and ecology published over half a century by Harvard University Press authors Costa, Dethier, Eisner, Goff, Heinrich, Hölldobler, Roeder, Ross, Seeley, von Frisch, Waldbauer, Wilson, and Winston.

How I Stayed Catholic At Harvard

Author: Aurora Griffin
Publisher: Ignatius Press
ISBN: 1621641287
Size: 36.54 MB
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A Harvard graduate, Rhodes Scholar at Oxford University, and devout Catholic tells you everything you need to know about keeping your faith at a modern university. Drawing on her recent experience, Aurora Griffin shares forty practical tips relating to academics, community, prayer, and service that helped her stay Catholic in college. She reminds us that keeping the faith is a conscious decision, reinforced by commitment to daily practices. Aurora's story illustrates that when you decide your faith matters to you, no one can take it away, even in the most secular environments and under strong peer pressure. Throughout the book, she shows how being a Catholic in college did not prevent her from having a full "college experience," but actually enabled her to make the most of her time at Harvard. She encourages students who are about to begin this formative journey, or those now in college, that the most valuable parts of college life -- lasting friendships, intellectual growth, and cherished memories -- are experienced in a more meaningful way when lived in and through the Catholic faith.

Learning Outside The Lines

Author: Jonathan Mooney
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439104735
Size: 72.78 MB
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Learning with YOUR purpose in mind -- not your parents', not your teacher's, not your school's Every day, your school, your teachers, and even your peers draw lines to measure and standardize intelligence. They decide what criteria make one person smart and another person stupid. They decide who will succeed and who will just get by. Perhaps you find yourself outside the norm, because you learn differently -- but, unlike your classmates, you have no system in place that consistently supports your ability and desire to learn. Simply put, you are considered lazy and stupid. You are expected to fail. Learning Outside the Lines is written by two such "academic failures" -- that is, two academic failures who graduated from Brown University at the top of their class. Jonathan Mooney and David Cole teach you how to take control of your education and find true success -- and they offer all the reasons why you should persevere. Witty, bold, and disarmingly honest, Learning Outside the Lines takes you on a journey toward personal empowerment and profound educational change, proving once again that rules sometimes need to be broken.

Finding God Beyond Harvard

Author: Kelly Monroe Kullberg
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830837205
Size: 71.33 MB
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Describes a holistic apologetic that brings together the story of The Veritas Forum and the content of Veritas Includes insights from some of Christianity's brightest thinkers In her book Finding God at Harvard, Kelly Monroe Kullberg brought together the stories of thinking Christians whose search for truth led them to Veritas in the person of Jesus Christ. Now she tells the story of her own journey into wonder and discovery, which took her beyond Harvard to universities across the country. In the midst of the arid skepticism of the academy, she found a vibrant, interdisciplinary community unafraid of facing life's toughest questions, embracing the quest for true knowledge with intellectual rigor, delight and joy. As The Veritas Forum grappled with the insights of the academy's brightest Christian scholars, Kelly came to realize that truth or Veritas is no mere abstract concept but the very light by which we see all things.