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Animal-Assisted Literacy Programs Provide a Boost to Children’s Reading 

Schools and libraries are increasingly seeing the value of programs that allow students to read to pets in order to boost reading skills. To date, such animal-assisted literacy programs are currently operating in 43 states throughout the U.S., as well as in Canada, the UK, Italy and India.1 In fact, as research into the growing …

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Debriefing Socrates: Singlism, Marriage, Partnership, or…? What’s the Right Choice for You? 

What are our options in long-term relationships today?  How free are we to choose what suits us best – and how free should we be? Are our choices constrained by stereotyping and discrimination? Among the questions addressed in this session were: 1.   What choices for your long-term relationships have you made, or are you considering? 2.   …

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NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children 

Title: NurtureShock: New Thinking About Children Authors: Po Bronson & Ashley Merryman Publisher: New York : Twelve, 2009 Call Number: HQ772 .B8455 2009 About the Book: The central premise of this book by Bronson (What Should I Do with My Life?) and Merryman, a Washington Post journalist, is that many of modern society's most popular strategies …

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The Earth is Our Home: Children Caring for the Environment 

Title: The Earth is Our Home: Children Caring for the Environment Editors: Hoot, James L. and Judit Szente Publisher: Association for Childhood Education International. Maryland. Call No.: GE70 .E15 2010 From the Publisher: If we are to create a brighter future, the world’s children must understand their role in safeguarding and improving the environment.  Teachers …

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Assessing and Guiding Young Children’s Development and Learning 

Title: Assessing and Guiding Young Children's Development and Learning Author: McAfee, Oralie Publisher: Upper Saddle River, N.J. : Pearson, c2011 Check it out: LB1139.25 .M4 2011 From the publisher: The purpose of this book is to demonstrate how to do authentic classroom-based assessment, and then how to interpret and use that information to plan …

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TIPS: The Child Voice 

Title: TIPS: The Child Voice Author: Runfola, Maria and Rutkowski, Joanne, Eds. Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Education Call No.: MT930 .C4 2010 From the Publisher: This second edition of TIPS: The Child Voice was prepared in response to demand for an updated and expanded version of the highly successful 1997 edition. This edition takes into …

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Assessing young children 

Title: Assessing young children Author: Gayle Mindes Publisher: Boston : Pearson, c2011 Call Number: LB1131 .M6146 2011 From the Publisher: This book is written for the teacher who wants to understand and deliver an effective educational program for all young children from birth through age 8. Accordingly,  it reflects the knowledge base of early childhood …

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To Teach 

Title: To teach: the journey of a teacher Author: William Ayers ; foreword by Sonia Nieto ; afterword by Mike Rose Publisher: New York : Teachers College Press, c2010 Check it Out:  LB1025.3 .A94 2010 c.3 From the Publisher: To Teach is the now-classic story of one teacher’s odyssey into the ethical and intellectual …

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On Beauty 

We take turns sketching articles of clothing. I am copying my daughter’s favorite summer dress – a simple spaghetti strap that flows to mid calf  in a beautiful sunset of yellow, orange, and rose – set off by her sparkly starfish necklace. Pleased, she draws bell bottom trousers and a sequin top, and then attempts …

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Humanizing the Zeitgeist 

It can be said that Renee Cherow-O’Leary, Founder and President of Education for the 21st Century, began -- to use her expression --by “mining the zeitgeist” or spirit of the age.  With enthusiasm she exhibited a stack of modern magazines, citing examples of  hot articles, among them “Hooked on Gadgets and Paying a Mental …

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Beasts of No Nation and AIDS/HIV in Nigeria 

Nigerian-American author Uzodinma Iweala read from and discussed his debut novel, Beasts of No Nation (Harper Collins, 2005), as well as his forthcoming nonfictional work on AIDS/HIV in Nigeria. Beasts tells the story of a young boy soldier, Agu, who is forced into the army in an unnamed country in West Africa. Despite his love …

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