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What We’re Reading: “Mindset: The New Psychology of Success”

I just finished reading (well, listening to) "Mindset: The New Psychology of Success" by Dr. Carol Dweck. I originally found this book in the book drop some time last year. I recently picked it up and really enjoyed it. Being that the hardcover copy is rather heavy, I decided to download the audiobook. I listened to …

Posted 5 months ago by Dina

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Check This Out!

Our very own Anne Hays has a Zine collection that is now in the Barnard Library. Congratulations, Anne on this exciting accomplishment! You can learn more about Zines from Barnard's website. We hope that Anne will help us to learn more about Zines.

Posted 10 months ago by Rebecca Beck

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Check it Out: Five Dysfunctions of a Team

Though the title may sound a bit cheesy, The Five Dysfunctions of a Team was a pretty good book. No wonder it was on the NY Times Best Seller list for so long! I actually decided to read the book for an internship, but I found it very useful for other team situations in my …

Posted 27 months ago by Dina

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Closing the Achievement Gap: How to Reach Limited-Formal-Schooling and Long-Term English Learners

Title: Closing the achievement gap : how to reach limited-formal-schooling and long-term English learners Authors: Yvonne S. Freeman, David E. Freeman & Sandra Mercuri Publisher: Heinemann Call Number: PE1128.A2 F744 2002 From the Publisher: Struggling older English learners pose a real challenge for educators. Some of these students are new arrivals with limited or …

Posted 28 months ago by arstessen

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White middle-class identities and urban schooling

Title: White middle-class identities and urban schooling Authors: Diane Reay, Gill Crozier, David James Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Call Number: HT690.G7 R43 2011 From the Publisher: Decades of neo-liberal reforms have established a market in secondary schooling, where 'choice' and 'diversity' are expected to drive up standards and maximize individual responsibility. This is known to favour …

Posted 29 months ago by arstessen

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Teacher education matters: A study of middle school mathematics teacher preparation in six countries

Title: Teacher education matters: A study of middle school mathematics teacher preparation in six countries Editors: William H. Schmidt, Sigrid Blömeke, Maria Teresa Tatto, et al. Publisher: Teachers College Press Call Number: QA10.5 .S36 2011 From the Publisher: Based on a major international teacher education research project—the Mathematics Teaching in the 21st Century Study (MT21)—this …

Posted 29 months ago by Veronica

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Collaborative search and communities of interest: Trends in knowledge sharing and assessment

Title: Collaborative search and communities of interest: Trends in knowledge sharing and assessment Editor: Pascal Franq Publisher: Information Science Reference Call Number: ZA3075 .C665 2011 From the Publisher: Since the dawn of the 21st Century the invention of Web 2.0 has enabled people from all backgrounds to contribute content on the Internet. In doing so, …

Posted 29 months ago by Veronica

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Handbook of infant mental health

Title: Handbook of infant mental health Editor: Charles H. Zeanah, Jr. Publisher: Guilford Call Number: RJ502.5 .H36 2005 From the Publisher: Widely regarded as the standard reference in the field, this state-of-the-art handbook offers a comprehensive analysis of developmental, clinical, and social aspects of mental health from birth to the preschool years. Leading authorities explore …

Posted 29 months ago by Veronica

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Debates in religious education

Title: Debates in religious education Editor: Phillip Barnes Publisher: Routledge Call Number: BV1471.3 .D43 2011 From the Publisher: "What are the key debates in Religious Education teaching today? Debates in Religious Education explores the major issues all RE teachers encounter in their daily professional lives. It encourages critical reflection and aims to stimulate both novice …

Posted 31 months ago by Veronica

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Intersections of multiple identities: A casebook of evidence-based practices with diverse populations

Title: Intersections of multiple identities: A casebook of evidence-based practices with diverse populations Editors: Miguel E. Gallardo & Brian W. McNeill Publisher: Brunner-Routledge Call Number: RC455.4.E8 I72 2009 From the Publisher: Over the past two decades, there has been an increase in the need to prepare and train mental health personnel in working with diverse …

Posted 31 months ago by Veronica

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Teaching Second Language Reading

Title: Teaching Second Language Reading Author: Thom Hudson Publisher: Oxford University Press, 2007 Call Number: P53.75 .H83 2007 From the Publisher: This book examines a variety of approaches from classrooms and research that are used for teaching reading, and explores teaching methods focused on strategies. About the Author: Thom Hudson, Professor of Second Language Studies …

Posted 31 months ago by arstessen

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Prince Valiant: Vol. 1 1937-1938

Title: Prince Valiant: Vol. 1 1937-1938 Author: Hal Foster Publisher: Fantagraphics, 2009 Call Number: PN6728.P7 F64 2009g From the Publisher: The most gorgeous adventure comic strip of all time, the on-going Prince Valiant Sunday-only comic strip ran for 35 years under its creator, Hal Foster. Foster limned epic swordfights and some of the most beautiful …

Posted 31 months ago by alex

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Academically adrift: Limited learning on college campuses

Title: Academically adrift: Limited learning on college campuses Authors: Richard Arum and Josipa Roksa Publisher: University of Chicago Press Call Number: LA227.4 .A78 2011 From the Publisher: "Almost everyone strives to go , but almost no one asks the fundamental question posed by Academically Adrift: are undergraduates really learning anything once they get there? For …

Posted 31 months ago by Veronica

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More than Cool Reason

Title: More than Cool Reason: A Field Guide to Poetic Metaphor Authors: George Lakoff and Mark Turner Publisher: University of Chicago Press, 1989 Call Number: PN228 .M4 L27 1989 From the Publisher: "The authors restore metaphor to our lives by showing us that it's never gone away. We've merely been taught to talk as if …

Posted 31 months ago by alex

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On Narrative Inquiry

Title: On Narrative Inquiry : Approaches to Language and Literacy Research / David Schaafsma and Ruth Vinz   with contributions from Sara Brock, Randi Dickson, and Nick Sousanis Authors: David Schaafsma and Ruth Vinz Publisher:  Teachers College Press Call number: LB1576 .S3163 2011 From the Publisher: Can stories about students and classrooms be the basis for …

Posted 32 months ago by egrunes

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Sloterdijk

For those interested in design education, I suggest checking out Peter Sloterdijk's newly published English version of Bubbles Spheres Volume I: Microspherology translated by Weland Hoban and published by MIT Press. This publication is part of a three-book volume (the other two volumes have not yet been published in English). Although it is not currently …

Posted 32 months ago by ten

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Practicing what we teach: How culturally responsive literacy classrooms make a difference

Title: Practicing what we teach: How culturally responsive literacy classrooms make a difference Editors: Patricia Ruggiano Schmidt and Althier M. Lazar Publisher: Teachers College Press Call Number: LB1715 .P674 2011 From the Publisher: "This readable book features K–12 teachers and teacher educators who report their experiences of culturally responsive literacy teaching in primarily high …

Posted 32 months ago by Veronica

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Free Culture

Title: Free Culture: How big media uses technology and the law to lock down culture and control creativity Author: Lawrence Lessig Publisher: Penguin Press, 2004 Call Number: KF2979 .L47 2004 From the Publisher: Lawrence Lessig, “the most important thinker on intellectual property in the Internet era” (The New Yorker), masterfully argues that never before in …

Posted 32 months ago by alex

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The psychology of physical activity

Title: The psychology of physical activity Author: Albert V. Carron, Heather A. Hausenblas, Paul A. Estabrooks Publisher: McGraw Hill Call Number: RA781 C37 2003 From the Publisher: This is a ground-breaking and comprehensive text devoted solely to the discussion of exercise psychology. Exploring all areas of personal motivation, the benefits of exercise, and the theories, …

Posted 32 months ago by Veronica

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An Introduction to Contact Linguistics

Title: An Introduction to Contact Linguistics Author: Donald Winford Publisher:  Wiley-Blackwell Call number: P130.5 .W56 2003 From the Publisher: This book is a comprehensive introduction to the study of language contact and its outcomes, as well as the social and linguistic factors involved. Provides a comprehensive introduction to the field of contact linguistics. Examines a …

Posted 32 months ago by egrunes

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