What I Saw in the Teachers Lounge

Author: Jerry Pallotta
Publisher: Cartwheel Books
ISBN: 0545384737
Release Date: 2015-06-30
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

When an imaginative child peeks inside a teachers lounge, he embarks on a wild, funny adventure you'll never forget!

What If You Had Animal Teeth

Author: Sandra Markle
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 9781338182569
Release Date: 2017-01-31
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

If you could have any animal's front teeth, whose would you choose? WHAT IF YOU HAD ANIMAL TEETH? takes children on a fun, informative, and imaginative journey as they explore what it would be like if their own front teeth were replaced by those of a different animal. Featuring a dozen animals (beaver, great white shark, narwhal, elephant, rattlesnake, naked mole rat, hippopotamus, crocodile, and more), this book explores how different teeth are especially adapted for an animal's survival. At the end of the book, children will discover why their own teeth are just right for them. And they'll also get a friendly reminder to take good care of their teeth, because they're the only teeth they'll ever have. Each spread features a photograph of the animal using its specialized teeth on the left and a humorous illustrated image of a child using that animal's teeth on the right.

How Will I Get to School This Year

Author: Jerry Pallotta
Publisher: Cartwheel Books
ISBN: 0545372887
Release Date: 2013-06-25
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

A tale by the award-winning creators of Who Will Be My Valentine This Year? playfully imagines creative alternate ways of getting to school, from jumping with frogs to riding on the back of a personal elephant. Original.

Dinosaur Christmas

Author: Jerry Pallotta
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 9780545677998
Release Date: 2013-11-26
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

What did Santa use to pull his sleigh before he had reindeer? Dinosaurs! Santa Claus reminisces about "the good old days" when dinosaurs pulled his sleigh. The Tyrannosaurus rex wouldn't stop licking Santa, the Pterosaurs flew too high, and the Maiasauras ate presents when no one was looking! Santa thinks the reindeer are a treasure. But when he and his old dinosaur pals look in on a little girl who's sleeping, he admits that sometimes he misses "the good old days." Children will love meeting Santa's prehistoric friends in Jerry Pallotta's silly and sweet new classic. Beautifully illustrated by Howard McWilliam, DINOSAUR CHRISTMAS is a Christmas like no other!

How Rude Real Bugs Who Won t Mind Their Manners

Author: Heather Montgomery
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 9780545913553
Release Date: 2015-08-25
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Full of scientific facts, humor and just the right amount of yuck, How Rude! will make you scream "gross!" Featuring a countdown of the top 10 bad bugs who just won't mind their manners. One part illustration and one part photography, How Rude! is hilarious, informative, and seriously gross!

When a Dragon Moves In

Author: Jodi Moore
Publisher: Flashlight Press
ISBN: 9781947277052
Release Date: 2018-03-21
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

This enhanced eBook features read-along narration. On a beautiful day at the beach, a young boy brings his bucket, shovel, and imagination, and builds a perfect sand castle. Right away, a dragon moves in. The boy decides to befriend his dragon and they spend time roaming the shore, flying a kite, braving the waves, defying bullies, and roasting marshmallows—all while Dad is busy sunbathing and Mom is engrossed in her book. Unfortunately, no one believes the boy when he tries to share the news of this magnificent creature. That's when the mischief begins, and the dragon becomes a force to be reckoned with. While adults will recognize the naughty antics as a ploy for attention, children will dissolve into giggles as the dragon devours every last sandwich, blows bubbles in the lemonade, and leaves claw prints in the brownies. Maybe the dragon really is running amok on the beach, or maybe it's a little boy's imagination that is running wild.

Igniting a Passion for Reading

Author: Steven L. Layne
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
ISBN: 9781571103857
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Education

Provides teachers with guidance on creating not only skilled readers but chidlren who enjoy reading both inside and outside of the classroom.

For White Folks Who Teach in the Hood and the Rest of Y all Too

Author: Christopher Emdin
Publisher: Beacon Press
ISBN: 9780807028025
Release Date: 2017
Genre: Education, Urban

"Merging real stories with theory, research, and practice, a prominent scholar offers a new approach to teaching and learning for every stakeholder in urban education. Drawing on his own experience of feeling undervalued and invisible in science classrooms as a young man of color, Christopher Emdin offers a new lens on and approach to teaching in urban schools. Putting forth his theory of Reality Pedagogy, Emdin provides practical tools to unleash the brilliance and eagerness of youth and educators alike--both of whom have been typecast and stymied by outdated modes of thinking about urban education. With this fresh and engaging new pedagogical vision, Emdin demonstrates the importance of creating a family structure and building communities within the classroom, using culturally relevant strategies like hip-hop music and call-and-response, and connecting the experiences of urban youth to indigenous populations globally"--

Educating Esm

Author: Esmé Raji Codell
Publisher: Algonquin Books
ISBN: 1565129717
Release Date: 2009-09-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

A must-read for parents, new teachers, and classroom veterans, Educating Esmé is the exuberant diary of Esmé Raji Codell’s first year teaching in a Chicago public school. Fresh-mouthed and free-spirited, the irrepressible Madame Esmé—as she prefers to be called—does the cha-cha during multiplication tables, roller-skates down the hallways, and puts on rousing performances with at-risk students in the library. Her diary opens a window into a real-life classroom from a teacher’s perspective. While battling bureaucrats, gang members, abusive parents, and her own insecurities, this gifted young woman reveals what it takes to be an exceptional teacher. Heroine to thousands of parents and educators, Esmé now shares more of her ingenious and yet down-to-earth approaches to the classroom in a supplementary guide to help new teachers hit the ground running. As relevant and iconoclastic as when it was first published, Educating Esmé is a classic, as is Madame Esmé herself.

Dealing with Difficult Teachers Third Edition

Author: Todd Whitaker
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317820734
Release Date: 2014-08-01
Genre: Education

This book provides tips and strategies to help school leaders improve, neutralize, or eliminate resistant and negative teachers. Learn how to handle staff members who gossip in the teacher's lounge, consistently say "it won't work" when any new idea is suggested, send an excessive number of student to your office for disciplinary reasons, undermine your efforts toward school improvement, or negatively influence other staff members. Don’t miss the revised and expanded third edition of this best-seller!

Who Would Win Battle Royale

Author: Jerry Pallotta
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 9781338257618
Release Date: 2018-02-27
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Which dangerous animals would win in a fight? Find out in this awesome bind-up of five books in the popular Who Would Win? series! The collection features a range of mammals, sea creatures, reptiles, and dinosaurs to satisfy all kinds of animal fans, including Wolverine vs. Tasmanian Devil, Rhino vs. Hippo, Alligator vs. Python, Killer Whale vs. Great White Shark, and Tyrannosaurus rex vs. Velociraptor. Kids will learn about each animal's anatomy, behavior, and more alongside photos, charts, illustrations, and amazing facts.

The View from Saturday

Author: E.L. Konigsburg
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781439132012
Release Date: 2010-12-21
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

HOW HAD MRS. OLINSKI CHOSEN her sixth-grade Academic Bowl team? She had a number of answers. But were any of them true? How had she really chosen Noah and Nadia and Ethan and Julian? And why did they make such a good team? It was a surprise to a lot of people when Mrs. Olinski's team won the sixth-grade Academic Bowl contest at Epiphany Middle School. It was an even bigger surprise when they beat the seventh grade and the eighth grade, too. And when they went on to even greater victories, everyone began to ask: How did it happen? It happened at least partly because Noah had been the best man (quite by accident) at the wedding of Ethan's grandmother and Nadia's grandfather. It happened because Nadia discovered that she could not let a lot of baby turtles die. It happened when Ethan could not let Julian face disaster alone. And it happened because Julian valued something important in himself and saw in the other three something he also valued. Mrs. Olinski, returning to teaching after having been injured in an automobile accident, found that her Academic Bowl team became her answer to finding confidence and success. What she did not know, at least at first, was that her team knew more than she did the answer to why they had been chosen. This is a tale about a team, a class, a school, a series of contests and, set in the midst of this, four jewel-like short stories -- one for each of the team members -- that ask questions and demonstrate surprising answers.

Radiant Child

Author: Javaka Steptoe
Publisher: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780316394321
Release Date: 2016-11-08
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

A visually stunning picture book biography about modern art phenomenon Jean-Michel Basquiat, written and illustrated by Coretta Scott King Award winner Javaka Steptoe. Jean-Michael Basquiat and his unique, collage-style paintings rocked to fame in the 1980s as a cultural phenomenon unlike anything the art work had ever seen. But before that, he was a little boy who saw art everywhere: in poetry books and museums, in games and in the words that we speak, and in the pulsing energy of New York City. Now, award-winning illustrator Javaka Steptoe's vivid text and bold artwork echoing Basquiat's own introduce young readers to the powerful message and art doesn't always have to be neat or clean--and definitely not inside the lines--to be beautiful.

Joey Pigza Swallowed the Key

Author: Jack Gantos
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 0312623550
Release Date: 2011-07-05
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

To the constant disappointment of his mother and his teachers, Joey has trouble paying attention or controlling his mood swings when his prescription medications wear off and he starts getting worked up and acting wired.

Leader in Me

Author: Stephen R. Covey
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781476772196
Release Date: 2014-08-19
Genre: Family & Relationships

Change your child’s future starting today: Learn how to use Stephen R. Covey’s proven 7 Habits to create a leadership program for kids of all ages so they can be more effective, more goal oriented, and more successful In today’s world, we are inundated with information about who to be, what to do, and how to live. But what if there was a way to learn not just what to think about, but how to think? A program that taught how to manage priorities, focus on goals, and be a positive influence? The Leader in Me is that program. In this bestseller, Stephen R. Covey took the 7 Habits that have already changed the lives of millions of readers and showed how even young children can use them as they develop. These habits—be proactive, begin with the end in mind, put first things first, think win-win, seek to understand and then to be understood, synergize, and sharpen the saw—are being adapted by schools around the country in leadership programs, most famously at the A.B Combs Elementary school in Raleigh. Not only does it work, but it works better than anyone could have imaged. This book is full of examples of how the students blossom under the program—the classroom that decided to form a support group for one of their classmates who had behavioral problems, the fourth grader who found a way to overcome his fear of public speaking and wound up taking his class to see him compete in a national story telling competitive, or the seven-year-old who told her father than they needed to go outside and play because they both needed to “sharpen the saw.” Perfect for individuals and corporations alike, The Leader in Me shows how easy it is to incorporate these skills into daily life. It is a timely answer to many of the challenges facing today’s young people, businesses, parents, and educators—one that is perfectly matched to the growing demands of our certain future.