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SECONDARY EDUCATION

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EFFECTIVE CLASSROOM MANAGEMENT FOR SOCIAL, EMOTIONAL, AND ACADEMIC SUCCESS

Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages

Publisher: Harmony

On Sale: 06/06/2017

Price: $17.00

ISBN: 978-1-101-90539-5

The Positive Discipline method has proved to be an invaluable resource for teachers who want to foster creative problem-solving within their students, giving them the behavioral skills they need to understand and process what they learn. In Positive Discipline Tools for Teachers, you will learn how to successfully incorporate respectful, solution-oriented approaches to ensure a cooperative and productive classroom. Using tools like "Connection Before Correction," "Four Problem-Solving...

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AN IMMIGRANT GENERATION'S FIGHT FOR THEIR AMERICAN DREAM
Written by EILEEN TRUAX

Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages

Publisher: Beacon Press

On Sale: 03/10/2015

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-807-03033-2

Of the approximately twelve million undocumented immigrants living in the United States, as many as two million came as children. They grow up here, going to elementary, middle, and high school, and then the country they call home won’t—in most states—offer financial aid for college and they’re unable to be legally employed. In 2001, US senator Dick Durbin introduced the DREAM Act to Congress, an initiative that would allow these young people to become legal residents if they met certain...

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DEMOCRATIZING HIGHER EDUCATION IN AMERICA
Written by LANI GUINIER

Format: Hardcover, 176 pages

Publisher: Beacon Press

On Sale: 01/13/2015

Price: $24.95

ISBN: 978-0-807-00627-6

Standing on the foundations of America’s promise of equal opportunity, our universities purport to serve as engines of social mobility and practitioners of democracy. But as acclaimed scholar and pioneering civil rights advocate Lani Guinier argues, the merit systems that dictate the admissions practices of these institutions are functioning to select and privilege elite individuals rather than create learning communities geared to advance democratic societies. Having studied and taught at...

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HELPING OUR BOYS COPE WITH SCHOOLYARD POWER, LOCKER-ROOM TESTS, GIRLFRIENDS, ANDTHE NEW RULES OF BOY WORLD
Written by ROSALIND WISEMAN

Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages

Publisher: Harmony

On Sale: 07/29/2014

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-307-98668-9

In this essential book by the acclaimed author of Queen Bees and Wannabees, Rosalind Wiseman explains the way boys think to show parents, educators, and coaches how to reach out and help boys overcome their most common yet difficult challenges.

Queen Bees and Wannabes
, the groundbreaking book and the basis of the hit film Mean Girls, upended assumptions about how teenage girls relate to one another. But lost in the attention was an equally important and vulnerable group: boys. Less prone to...

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SIX ESSENTIAL SKILLS TO CLEAR OUT BRAIN CLUTTER AND BECOME THE SHARPEST,SMARTEST YOU
Written by MIKE BYSTER

Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages

Publisher: Harmony

On Sale: 03/18/2014

Price: $15.00

ISBN: 978-0-307-98587-3

Does learning how to forget actually make someone a more efficient and effective thinker?

According to Mike Byster, the creator of the award-winning memory system Brainetics, the answer is yes! In The Power of Forgetting, Byster demonstrates how mastering this extraordinary technique—forgetting unnecessary information, sifting through brain clutter, and focusing only on important nuggets of data—will allow students to improve the quality of their work and create a more favorable school-life...

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THE MAKING OF AMERICA'S FIRST MUSLIM COLLEGE
Written by SCOTT KORB

Format: Hardcover, 224 pages

Publisher: Beacon Press

On Sale: 04/16/2013

Price: $25.95

ISBN: 978-0-807-00163-9

The first extended look into the nation’s first Muslim institution of higher education, Zaytuna College
Light Without Fire closely follows the inaugural class of Zaytuna College, the nation’s first four-year Muslim college, whose mission is to establish a thoroughly American, academically rigorous, and traditional indigenous Islam. Korb offers portraits of the school’s founders, Shaykh Hamza Yusuf and Imam Zaid Shakir, arguably the two most influential leaders in American Islam. Along the...

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GETTING OUR KIDS THE EDUCATION THEY DESERVE--EVEN IF IT MEANS PICKING A FIGHT
Written by STEVE PERRY

Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages

Publisher: Broadway Books

On Sale: 11/06/2012

Price: $15.00

ISBN: 978-0-307-72032-0

“Have you been to a school lately? Have you sat through the six hours and forty-five minutes of excruciating tedium we send our kids to every day? When we ask our kids, “What’d you do in school today?” and they mumble, “Nothin’,” they’re telling the truth.”

Steve Perry is like no other educator you’ve ever met. He “gets it.” He understands why some parents are downright panicked about what’s going on in their kids’ classrooms, and how other parents, whose kids supposedly attend the “good”...

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MY YEAR AS A ROOKIE TEACHER AT NORTHEAST HIGH
Written by TONY DANZA

Format: Hardcover, 272 pages

Publisher: Crown Archetype

On Sale: 09/11/2012

Price: $24.00

ISBN: 978-0-307-88786-3

I’d Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had is television, screen and stage star Tony Danza’s absorbing account of a year spent teaching tenth-grade English at Northeast High -- Philadelphia’s largest high school with 3600 students.

Entering Northeast’s crowded halls in September of 2009, Tony found his way to a classroom filled with twenty-six students who were determined not to cut him any slack. They cared nothing about “Mr. Danza’s” showbiz credentials, and they immediately put him...

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A FIFTH DISCIPLINE FIELDBOOK FOR EDUCATORS, PARENTS, AND EVERYONE WHO CARESABOUT EDUCATION

Format: Trade Paperback, 608 pages

Publisher: Crown Business

On Sale: 07/31/2012

Price: $38.50

ISBN: 978-0-385-51822-2

Revised and Updated edition
Schools that Learn is a magnificent, grand book that pays equal attention to the small and the big picture - and what's more integrates them. There is no book on education change that comes close to Senge et al's sweeping and detailed treatment. Classroom, school, community, systems, citizenry---it's all there. The core message is stirring: what if we viewed schools as a means of shifting society for the better! “
Michael Fullan, author of Change Leader and...

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ONE NAME, TWO FATES
Written by WES MOORE

Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages

Publisher: Spiegel & Grau

On Sale: 01/11/2011

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-385-52820-7

Winner, 2011 BCALA (Black Caucus of ALA) Literary Award, Nonfiction
A 2011 Booklist Top 10 Black History Nonfiction Book


Selected for Common Reading at:

Colleges & Universities
Alvernia University (Reading, PA)
Bay Path College (Springfield, MA)
Bloomfield College (Bloomfield, NJ)
Becker College (Worcester, MA)
Berry College (Mount Berry, GA)
Blue Ridge Community College (Flat Rock, NC)
Bowling Green State University (Bowling Green, OH)
Brookhaven College (Farmers Branch, TX)
Bunker Hill Community...

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THE MOST OPPRESSIVE DEBT IN U.S. HISTORY AND HOW WE CAN FIGHT BACK
Written by ALAN COLLINGE

Format: Trade Paperback, 184 pages

Publisher: Beacon Press

On Sale: 02/01/2010

Price: $20.00

ISBN: 978-0-807-04231-1

Named one of CNN Money’s financial heroes, Alan Michael Collinge argues that student loans have become the most profitable, uncompetitive, and oppressive type of debt in American history. In an unprecedented analysis of this $85-billion industry, Collinge covers the history of student loans, the rise of Sallie Mae, and how universities have profited at students’ expense while telling stories of people whose lives have been shattered as a result–including his own.

“Think credit-card debt is a...

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A YEAR IN THE TRENCHES WITH TEACH FOR AMERICA
Written by DONNA FOOTE

Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 03/10/2009

Price: $16.00

ISBN: 978-0-307-27823-4

When Locke High School opened its doors in 1967, the residents of Watts celebrated it as a sign of the changes promised by Los Angeles. But four decades later, first-year Teach for America recruits Rachelle, Phillip, Hrag, and Taylor are greeted by a school that looks more like a prison, with bars, padlocks, and chains all over.

With little training and experience, these four will be asked to produce academic gains in students who are among the most disadvantaged in the country. Relentless...

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