At What Cost

Author: Psy D David L Gleason
Publisher:
ISBN: 0578183196
Release Date: 2017-01-20
Genre:

Anxiety, depression, and their dangerous manifestations-substance abuse, eating disorders, self-injury and suicide- are increasing student conditions at many competitive high schools. Paradoxically, most of these schools promote themselves as being committed to students' holistic development in academics, athletics and the arts, and in their personal, social, and emotional growth. So why are so many students struggling? Dr. Gleason has investigated these concerns in competitive high schools throughout the United States and around the world, and has found almost complete unanimity in how educators and parents have responded to his interviews. In sum, these caring and dedicated adults fully admit to overscheduling, overworking and, at times, overwhelming their students and teenaged children. This conflict - adults wanting to educate and parent adolescents in healthy and balanced ways, but simultaneously, overscheduling, overworking and, at times, overwhelming them - is at the heart of this book.

Reach for Greatness

Author: Yong Zhao
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9781506316109
Release Date: 2018-01-09
Genre: Education

How do you close the achievement gap? Start by changing the question. When we use the achievement gap to define success, we shortchange our students. It’s time to recognize that the potential for greatness lies in a unique form within each child—and that the goal of education should be to encourage and develop it. This inspiring manifesto brings in research from different disciplines and demonstrates how to uncover individual greatness by giving students control of their learning. You’ll also find: Strategies for implementing personalizable education Examples showing practices that have gone wrong—and right Guidance for teaching disadvantaged students

Learning Begins

Author: Andrew C. Watson
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781475833386
Release Date: 2017-03-08
Genre: Education

Learning Begins, written by a teacher for teachers, translates current brain research into practical classroom strategies.

Your Kid s Gonna Be Okay

Author: Michael Delman
Publisher: Beyond Booksmart Incorporated
ISBN: 1732034907
Release Date: 2018-06-15
Genre: Family & Relationships

Your Kid's Gonna Be Okay helps parents understand the critical skills needed for effective self-management and provides specific strategies and tools to help kids become motivated, accountable, and independent. Parents will learn how kids can change their habits as they pave their own path toward competence today and confidence in their future.

As We Speak

Author: Peter Meyers
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439153086
Release Date: 2012-08-14
Genre: Business & Economics

Outlines an empowering approach to public speaking that draws on the co-author's experience with leading companies, covering topics ranging from content and delivery to body language and interpersonal exchanges. Reprint.

Inventing Ourselves

Author: Sarah-Jayne Blakemore
Publisher: PublicAffairs
ISBN: 9781610397322
Release Date: 2018-05-15
Genre: Psychology

A tour through the groundbreaking science behind the enigmatic, but crucial, brain developments of adolescence and how those translate into teenage behavior The brain creates every feeling, emotion, and desire we experience, and stores every one of our memories. And yet, until very recently, scientists believed our brains were fully developed from childhood on. Now, thanks to imaging technology that enables us to look inside the living human brain at all ages, we know that this isn't so. Professor Sarah-Jayne Blakemore, one of the world's leading researchers into adolescent neurology, explains precisely what is going on in the complex and fascinating brains of teenagers--namely that the brain goes on developing and changing right through adolescence--with profound implications for the adults these young people will become. Drawing from cutting-edge research, including her own, Blakemore shows: How an adolescent brain differs from those of children and adults Why problem-free kids can turn into challenging teens What drives the excessive risk-taking and all-consuming relationships common among teenagers And why many mental illnesses--depression, addiction, schizophrenia--present during these formative years Blakemore's discoveries have transformed our understanding of the teenage mind, with consequences for law, education policy and practice, and, most of all, parents.

Engage

Author: Carolyn Kost
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 1511459085
Release Date: 2015-04-08
Genre:

Independent schools are in peril: enrollment is down, tuition is up, and a constellation of challenges threaten. At the same time, dramatic societal changes and disruptive technologies provide our schools with an extraordinary opportunity to be leaders at the forefront of the paradigm shift. Engage! sets the course for independent schools intrepid enough to depart from the known world and explore the new with student-centered pedagogy, distinctive programs, and research-based innovation that prepare our students for the 21st century.

Generation Me Revised and Updated

Author: Jean M. Twenge
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781476755564
Release Date: 2014-09-30
Genre: Social Science

Draws on more than a decade of research to identify the challenges being faced by today's young adults, offering insight into how unprecedented levels of competitiveness, economic imbalances, and changes in sexual dynamics are resulting in higher incidences of life dissatisfaction and psychological turmoil. 40,000 first printing.

The Power of Resilience

Author: Dr. Robert Brooks
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071505468
Release Date: 2004-10-03
Genre: Self-Help

"Continuing their pioneering work on resilience, they now show how and why it is never too late for adults to find strength and safety in life." --Edward Hallowell, M.D., author of Driven to Distraction "A uniquely wise guide summarizing a vast amount of research into a practical set of strategies to overcome adversity and live a stress-hardy life." --Jack Canfield, coauthor of Chicken Soup for the Soul

What Spins the Wheel

Author: Len Forkas
Publisher:
ISBN: 0996096914
Release Date: 2014-05-28
Genre: Business & Economics

When entrepreneur Len Forkas learned that his nine-year-old son had leukemia, his own life changed forever. In 2003, Len founded Hopecam, a nonprofit that uses technology to connect young cancer patients with their friends at school. Ten years later, Len's fight against childhood cancer rose to a new level. He qualified as a solo competitor in Race Across America, a 3,000-mile bicycle race that traverses scorching deserts and 11,000-foot mountain elevations. As Len fought to finish the race in just 12 days, an all-volunteer crew supported him around the clock. What Spins the Wheel is a true story about fatherhood and fortitude, business grit and growth - and the power of combining the right mission with the right team to help others.

The Guide for White Women Who Teach Black Boys

Author: Eddie Moore Jr.
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9781506351773
Release Date: 2017-09-22
Genre: Education

Empower black boys to dream, believe, achieve Schools that routinely fail Black boys are not extraordinary. In fact, they are all-too ordinary. If we are to succeed in positively shifting outcomes for Black boys and young men, we must first change the way school is “done.” That’s where the eight in ten teachers who are White women fit in . . . and this urgently needed resource is written specifically for them as a way to help them understand, respect and connect with all of their students. So much more than a call to call to action—but that, too!—The Guide for White Women Who Teach Black Boys brings together research, activities, personal stories, and video interviews to help us all embrace the deep realities and thrilling potential of this crucial American task. With Eddie, Ali, and Marguerite as your mentors, you will learn how to: Develop learning environments that help Black boys feel a sense of belonging, nurturance, challenge, and love at school Change school culture so that Black boys can show up in the wholeness of their selves Overcome your unconscious bias and forge authentic connections with your Black male students If you are a teacher who is afraid to talk about race, that’s okay. Fear is a normal human emotion and racial competence is a skill that can be learned. We promise that reading this extraordinary guide will be a life-changing first step forward . . . for both you and the students you serve. About the Authors Dr. Eddie Moore, Jr., has pursued and achieved success in academia, business, diversity, leadership, and community service. In 1996, he started America & MOORE, LLC to provide comprehensive diversity, privilege, and leadership trainings/workshops. Dr. Moore is recognized as one of the nation’s top motivational speakers and educators, especially for his work with students K–16. Dr. Moore is the Founder/Program Director for the White Privilege Conference, one of the top national and international conferences for participants who want to move beyond dialogue and into action around issues of diversity, power, privilege, and leadership. Ali Michael, Ph.D., is the co-founder and director of the Race Institute for K–12 Educators, and the author of Raising Race Questions: Whiteness, Inquiry, and Education, winner of the 2017 Society of Professors of Education Outstanding Book Award. She is co-editor of the bestselling Everyday White People Confront Racial and Social Injustice and sits on the editorial board of the journal, Whiteness and Education. Dr. Michael teaches in the mid-career doctoral program at the University of Pennsylvania’s Graduate School of Education, as well as the Graduate Counseling Program at Arcadia University. Dr. Marguerite W. Penick-Parks currently serves as Chair of Educational Leadership and Policy at the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh. Her work centers on issues of power, privilege, and oppression in relationship to issues of curriculum with a special emphasis on the incorporation of quality literature in K–12 classrooms. She appears in the movie, “Mirrors of Privilege: Making Whiteness Visible,” by the World Trust Organization. Her most recent work includes a joint article on creating safe spaces for discussing White privilege with preservice teachers.

Not Quite Perfect

Author: Jane King
Publisher:
ISBN: 0964030012
Release Date: 1998-12-01
Genre: Fiction

A novel on a boarding school for girls run by nuns, through the eyes of a student. Located near Monterey, California, the school caters to the very rich so that the narrator, a doctor's daughter, is considered low woman on the totem pole. She describes the day-to-day activities, including raiding the pantry and sunbathing in the nude. A debut in fiction.

Catching Jordan

Author: Miranda Kenneally
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 9781402262272
Release Date: 2011-12-01
Genre: Juvenile Fiction


Raising Resilient Children

Author: Robert Brooks
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0809297655
Release Date: 2002-09-18
Genre: Family & Relationships

Two renowned child psychologists draw on a vast body of scientific literature and real-life anecdotes from their own practices to explain why some children are able to overcome overwhelming obstacles while others easily become victims of experience and environment.

The Ladies Book of Etiquette and Manual of Politeness

Author: Florence Hartley
Publisher:
ISBN: NYPL:33433061705780
Release Date: 1872
Genre: Etiquette

The Ladies' Book of Etiquette, And Manual of Politeness: A Complete Handbook for the Use of the by Florence Hartley, first published in 1872, is a rare manuscript, the original residing in one of the great libraries of the world. This book is a reproduction of that original, which has been scanned and cleaned by state-of-the-art publishing tools for better readability and enhanced appreciation. Restoration Editors' mission is to bring long out of print manuscripts back to life. Some smudges, annotations or unclear text may still exist, due to permanent damage to the original work. We believe the literary significance of the text justifies offering this reproduction, allowing a new generation to appreciate it.