Lift Off

Author: Donovan Livingston
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
ISBN: 0399591370
Size: 29.96 MB
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"Donovan Livingston has dedicated his life to sparking the joy of learning in young minds, and when he took the podium to give his convocation address at the Harvard Graduate School of Education, he shared a powerful message of hope and hard truths. In emotionally charged spoken word, Donovan declares that education can only become an equalizer if we first acknowledge the inequality and racial divides holding back America's future. Years ago, his seventh-grade teacher saw a rambunctious child, and instead of silencing him, encouraged his voice, telling him that our stories are ladders that enable us to touch the stars. Donovan now continues the work of helping every young person reach their celestial potential. He calls on us all to lift our voices on behalf of every child, as their brighter futures can light up our own. Donovan's speech has touched the lives of millions, and now for the first time his words are bound between book covers, to be shared in a beautiful package with graduates and educators today and with generations to come"--

Before Lift Off

Author: Henry S. F. Cooper
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801835247
Size: 51.13 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Chronicles the day-to-day training of Space Shuttle crew 41-G from the selection of the crew members through the completion of their mission

Digital Storytelling In The Classroom

Author: Jason B. Ohler
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452277435
Size: 39.21 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A must-read for incorporating digital literacy into your classroom! Equip your students with essential 21st-century media literacy skills, as they read, write, speak, and create art within the context of digital storytelling, and reach deeper understandings in all areas of the curriculum! In this second edition, both novice and technologically adept K-12 educators will find: Practical techniques to combine storytelling with curriculum content Tips for exploring effective storytelling principles through emerging digital media as well as via traditional literacy skills in reading, writing, speaking, and art Visual aids and video clips that illustrate best practices in media composition

Take This Advice

Author: Sandra Bark
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0689878494
Size: 27.43 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Compiles poignant, irreverent, and humorous baccalaureate speeches made by such speakers as Bill Cosby, Seamus Heaney, Madeleine Albright, Salman Rushdie, Sting, Al Franken, and Edward Albee.

Logic Liftoff

Author: Bonnie Risby
ISBN: 9781593630881
Size: 19.66 MB
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This classic book will excite students' imaginations while enriching skills in logical thinking. Logic Liftoff problems are easy to incorporate into lesson plans and are formatted to enhance the fullest spectrum of curriculum areas while sharpening thinking skills. Challenging and instructional, these thought-provoking books present sequential exercises in logical reasoning that include relationships, analogies, syllogisms, sequences, deductive reasoning, inference, truth-values, and logical notation. Simple grids coupled with intriguing problems evoke enthusiasm and inspire students to higher and higher levels of thinking. Each book in this series builds on concepts presented previously in the series to offer a comprehensive logic adventure for young thinkers. The skills students build by using this book are applicable to several areas of the curriculum. Academic skills used in reading, math, writing, and science all depend on the ability to perceive and define relationships, sequence events, and form inferences. But, beyond the academic world, students will find logical thinking an integral part of everyday life. This is the second in a three-book series designed to sharpen children's logical thinking skills. Once students have mastered Logic Countdown they are ready to meet new challenges in Logic Liftoff and Orbiting with Logic.

The Haunted Schoolhouse

Author: Jacklyn Williams
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0689871503
Size: 18.94 MB
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At the Haunted Schoolhouse Miss Grunge and her ghastly class play ghoulish games and participate in smelling tests, in a book with pictures hidden beneath the flaps.

Number The Stars

Author: Lois Lowry
Publisher: Dramatic Publishing
ISBN: 9780871297112
Size: 48.26 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Two young friends often think about the way life was before the war and the Nazi occupation.

Could You Lift Up Your Bottom

Author: Hee-jung Chang
Publisher: Tantan Pub
ISBN: 9781939248046
Size: 80.22 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Hands-on activities and elementary math concepts that relate to simple geometry and differentiating, naming, and combining shapes expand this clever story about creative problem solving. A gust of wind blows Frog’s hat off her head—and it’s stuck under Elephant’s big bottom. Elephant is hungry, and he won’t budge until Frog feeds him delicious foods that have unusual shapes. She brings him a round orange, a triangular sandwich, and a rectangular piece of chocolate. But elephant still won’t move his bottom. Will Frog ever get her pretty hat back?

The End Of Molasses Classes

Author: Ron Clark
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451639732
Size: 79.23 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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New York Times bestselling author and educator Ron Clark challenges parents, teachers, and communities everywhere embrace a difference in the classroom and uplift, educate, and empower our children. Read this book to find out why so many across the country have embraced these powerful rules. · Set the electric tone on day one · Teach your children how to study—don’t expect it to come naturally · Don’t constantly stress about test scores · Not every child deserves a cookie · Lift up your teachers. No, really, lift them up! · If kids like you all the time, you’re doing something wrong · Don’t be a penny parent Be different. Be bold. Join in.


Author: Kelly Hirt
Publisher: Ghf Press
ISBN: 9780692980101
Size: 71.54 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Even the most experienced teachers often know little about the challenges their gifted and twice-exceptional students face. Misinformation abounds, and well-intentioned in-class solutions can backfire. How can teachers support the educational and social needs of these unique learners, while still addressing the needs of all their other students? Kelly Hirt, a public school teacher with 25 years experience and writer at, understands the frustration felt by many teachers and parents. After realizing that her own son was one of these unique learners, Hirt developed strategies that any teacher or parent can readily implement. In her new book, "Boost: 12 Effective Ways to Lift Up Our Twice-Exceptional Children," Hirt outlines 12 strategies to design a supportive, safe, and encouraging learning environment for twice-exceptional students. By utilizing Hirt's strategies, educators will join with parents and students to create an educational experience in which all students can thrive and excel.