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Title: Teacher Man: A Memoir 

Title: Teacher Man : A Memoir Author: Frank McCourt Publisher: New York : Scribner, c2005 Check it out! LA2317.M36 T4319 2005 From the publisher: Over a decade ago Frank McCourt became an unlikely star when, at the age of 66, he burst onto the literary scene with Angela's Ashes, the Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir of his …

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It’s Not All Flowers and Sausages 

Title:It's not all flowers and sausages : my adventures in second grade Author: Jennifer "Mrs. Mimi" Scoggin Publisher:New York : Kaplan Pub., c2009 Check It OutPN6231.S3 S855 2009 From the Publisher: Meet Mrs. Mimi - she's the second grade teacher every kid should have. Hip and hilarious, she brings us into her New York City classroom, with no hold barred. From the Great Pencil Crisis of 2003 to ill-fated field trips (lesson #1: …

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Teacher education and the struggle for social justice 

Title: Teacher education and the struggle for social justice Author: Kenneth M. Zeichner Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2009 Check it out! LB1707 .Z45 2009 From the publisher: In this selection of his work from 1991-2008, Kenneth M. Zeichner examines the relationships between various aspects of teacher education, teacher development, and their contributions to the …

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Stolen Bikes 

I gaze high up at the brightly lit stage, feeling lost in the large musty space. Within an instant I recognize three familiar banana seats – one of them a girl’s– only it is crusted over with thick, bruised blue paint, not light sparkling yellow as before. My brothers’ bikes are quickly wheeled in by …

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The Path of a Mathematician: Good Bookkeeping 

Among the great many pieces of advice my mother gave me was one that tested my patience.  Every Friday afternoon after 4PM, unless I am engaged in a special task, she asked me to collect my thoughts on teaching experience and on new insights into mathematics for the week.  “Write it down, save it on …

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The Challenge of Teaching 

The library has recently acquired a book entitled A Good Teacher in Every Classroom. From the book's description, I learned that the main idea of the book is quality teacher preparation. The title caught my eye because this is something I think about a lot as I am studying to become a teacher: what makes …

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Teaching 2030: What we must do for our students and our public schools 

Title: Teaching 2030 : what we must do for our students and our public schools : now and in the future Author: Barnett Berry Publisher: New York : Teachers College Press Check it out! LB1025.3 .B4735 2011 From the publisher: In the raging controversy over the purpose of public education and how to fix the …

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Cases of Successful Literacy Teachers 

Title: Cases of Successful Literacy Teachers Author: Lacina, Jan. Publisher: Thousand Oaks, Calif. : SAGE Publications, c2011. Check it out: LB1576 .L2425 2011 From the publisher: Using teaching vignettes, cases for exploration, and research in the field, this text provides pre-service and in-service teachers with effective, research-based literacy strategies they can use to improve their …

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The tools to build successful classrooms are found at the Library 

When reflecting on my own teaching experience, I many times felt like Inspector Gadget--working to create and use new tools (teaching strategies) to find solutions to general teaching issues (building character, helping quiet kids speak their mind, etc.).  At the beginning of my teaching experience, I was bombarded with a plethora of ideas that, unfortunately, made …

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The new lives of teachers 

Title: The new lives of teachers Author: Christopher Day and Qing Gu Publisher: London/New York : Routledge, 2010 Call No.: LB1731 .D39 2010 From the Publisher: The New Lives of Teachers examines the varied, often demanding commitments on teachers’ lives today as they attempt to pursue careers in primary and secondary education. Building upon Huberman’s …

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Teaching without bells: what we can learn from powerful practice in small schools 

Title: Teaching without bells : what we can learn from powerful practice in small schools Author: Joey Feldman Publisher: Boulder, CO : Paradigm Publishers, c2010 Call no.: LB3012.5 .F45 2010 From the Publisher: Small schools have the potential to fundamentally change the conditions of teaching and learning when practitioners deliberately exploit smallness and recognize relationships …

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Cross-border teaching and the globalization of higher education : problems of funding, curriculum quality, and international accreditation 

Title: Cross-border teaching and the globalization of higher education : problems of funding, curriculum quality, and international accreditation Author: Andrys Onsman Publisher: Lewiston, N.Y. : Edwin Mellen Press, c2010. Call Number: LC1095 .O67 2010 From the Publisher: This book critically considers the current trend to global interactivity in the area of Higher Education and asks …

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Further Notes from Intentional Teacher Immersion 

As I've reported in previous posts, I was in Nashville, TN from Wednesday, November 10th through Sunday, November 14th to participate in an intensive Information Literacy program for instruction librarians with more than 5 years experience, the Intentional Teacher track (as opposed to the Teacher track, which is designed for more or less beginning instruction …

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Learning by Teaching 

Background Megan Miller is an accomplished opera singer who was introduced to opera by a teacher when she was in high school. She studied at The Juilliard School and has taught opera for the past nine years. Teaching with the Video Megan stresses the importance of teaching in her development as an opera singer. What …

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Memoirs of an Immersion 

On Wednesday, November 10th, I was arriving at the Scarritt-Bennett Center in Nashville, Tennessee for Immersion '10, "an intensive, 3.5 day program of training and education for instruction librarians," as described by ACRL, the sponsoring organization (a division of the American Library Association).  Scarritt-Bennett is on …

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News from Nashville 

I'm attending an intensive four-day program in Nashville (called an Immersion), sponsored by the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) and focusing on information literacy; I'm in the Intentional Teacher track (there's an Assessment track also meeting here).  It's so intensive that there hasn't really been a chance to take in any of the …

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Why Great Teachers Quit 

Title: Why Great Teachers Quit: And How We Might Stop The Exodus Author: Katy Farber Publisher: Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin c. 2010 Check it out: LB2833.2 .F37 2010 From the publisher: Low pay, increased responsibilities, and high-stakes standardized testing—these are just some of the reasons why more talented teachers are leaving the profession than ever …

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Fail Again. Fail Better. 

The poet Gary Snyder writes about “the real work,” which he defines, tautologically but to me compellingly, as "what is to be done.” In my recent encounters with ideas bearing on the real work of research and information services, I’ve noticed the recurrence of the theme of failure, …

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The substitute teacher’s guide to success 

Title: The substitute teacher's guide to success Author: Ellen L. Kronowitz Publisher:Allyn & Bacon Check it out: LB2844.1.S8 K76 2011 From the Publisher: In The Substitute Teacher’s Guide to Success, bestselling author Ellen Kronowitz gives substitute teachers the tools they need to successfully navigate their classrooms.   This practical guide offers professional content, tips, tools, and …

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Big Ideas for Little Kids 

Title: Big ideas for little kids: teaching philosophy through children's literature Author: Thomas E. Wartenberg Publisher: Lanham, Md. : Rowman & Littlefield Education, c2009 Check It Out: B52 .W378 2009 From the Publisher: Written in a clear and accessible style, this book explains why it is important to allow young children access to philosophy during …

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