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The Trouble With Black Boys: ...And Other Reflections on Race, Equity, and the Future of Public Education
The Trouble With Black Boys: ...And Other Reflections on Race, Equity, and the Future of Public Education
By: Pedro Noguera
Jossey-Bass
(2009)

"In this compelling series of essays, Noguera cites research and his own personal experience — as a minority, a father, and an educator — to explore the myriad ways that young black and Hispanic males are expected to run afoul of middle-class American norms and often do. He argues that public schools…are the only institutions with the access and resources to turn around troubling social trends. He points to research comparing the disciplinary tactics of public schools and prisons, institutions that have far too much in common with so many male minority students dropping out of schools and landing in prison. A thoughtful look at issues of race and educational equity." — Booklist

The Twice-Exceptional Dilemma
The Twice-Exceptional Dilemma
By: National Education Association

Twice-exceptional children—those with both a disability and a gift or talent — present education proffesionals and families with significant challenges. This guide focuses on the identification considerations, common characteristics, obstacles and learning difficulties, roles and responsibilities for educators to ensure the academic success of the largest group of twice-exceptional children — those who have a disability and are also academically gifted.

The Ultimate Book of Homeschooling Ideas
The Ultimate Book of Homeschooling Ideas
By: Linda Dobson

As a homeschooling parent, you're always looking for new and creative ways to teach your child the basics. Look no longer! Inside this innovative helper, you'll find kid-tested and parent-approved techniques for learning math, science, writing, history, manners, and more that you can easily adapt to your family's homeschooling needs. And even if you don't homeschool, you'll find this book a great teaching tool outside the classroom.

The Unwritten Rules of Friendship
The Unwritten Rules of Friendship
By: Eileen Kennedy-Moore

This practical and compassionate guidebook enables parents to sharpen any child's social skills by pinpointing the child's particular social strengths and difficulties. Each chapter — from "The Shy Child" to "The Little Adult," from "The Short-Fused Child" to "The Sensitive Soul" — uses case studies that focus on the specific social conventions that certain children don't "get," and offers drills that parents and teachers can use to help children understand the unspoken underpinnings of social situations, the knowledge essential to building, sustaining, and repairing relationships.

The Words Came Down!
The Words Came Down!
By: Emelie Parker, Tess Pardini
Stenhouse
(2006)

Beginning with designing a classroom that welcomes students and creates appropriate conditions for learning, the authors go on to detail a workshop format for reading, writing and content-area studies. Oral language is emphasized in a continuum from teacher modeling to student-to-student communication. This book emphasizes that when children's attempts at communicating are accepted and celebrated, they will learn to communicate with each other comfortably and spontaneously wherever they may be.

Think Write Book: A Sentence Combining Workbook for ELL Students (Student Edition)
Think Write Book: A Sentence Combining Workbook for ELL Students (Student Edition)
By: Ines Mevs
AuthorHouse
(2008)

Educator Inés Millin Mevs provide guidance on how to use sentence combining as a writing strategy for ELLs. Students combine two or more short sentences into one longer, more interesting sentence, using conjunctions, relative pronouns, and other function words. In the process, students learn about English grammar and syntax and how to construct paragraphs. The workbook is accompanied by a teacher's edition that includes the research base for all strategies, examples of scoring rubrics, and ideas for incorporating sentence combining into instruction.

Third Culture Kids: Growing Up Among Worlds, Revised Edition
Third Culture Kids: Growing Up Among Worlds, Revised Edition
By: David C. Pollock, Ruth E. Van Reken
Nicholas Brealey
(2009)

Product Description: Third Culture Kids are children of expatriates, missionaries, military personnel and others who live and work abroad. With a significant part of their developmental years spent outside of their passport country, TCKs create their own, unique "third" cultures. Through interviews and personal writings, this new, expanded edition explores the challenges and benefits that TCKs encounter, and also widens the net to discuss the experiences of cross-cultural kids who are immigrants, international adoptees or the children of biracial or bicultural parents.

To Be Gifted and Learning Disabled
To Be Gifted and Learning Disabled
By: Susan Baum, Steven V. Owen

This revised and expanded edition of To Be Gifted and Learning Disabled offers up-to-date information on identifying and meeting the needs of gifted and learning disabled (GLD) youngsters. Part I discusses the patterns of accomplishments and failures that many GLD students present as well as identification and diagnosis issues. Part II explores the contemporary psychological theory and research that guides educational applications for GLD students. And Part III offers practical strategies for teaching GLD students and helping them plan and explore options for their future. Three new chapters in this resource cover self regulation, developing comprehensive IEPs for GLD students, and the roles parents and counselors can play in meeting the social and emotional needs of GLD students.

To Look Closely: Science and Literacy in the Natural World
To Look Closely: Science and Literacy in the Natural World
By: Laurie Rubin
Stenhouse Publishers
(2013)

Product Description: Whether it's a trickling stream, a grassy slope, or an abandoned rail line, the natural world offers teachers a wonderful resource around which to center creative, inquiry-based learning throughout the year. Nobody knows this better than veteran teacher Laurie Rubin. In this guide, Laurie demonstrates how nature study can help a classroom of diverse students become careful, intentional observers of all they see, growing into stronger readers, writers, mathematicians, and scientists in the process.

Transforming Schools for English Learners: A Comprehensive Framework for School Leaders
Transforming Schools for English Learners: A Comprehensive Framework for School Leaders
By: Debbie Zacarian
Corwin Press
(2011)

In this well-researched and helpful guide, ELL expert Debbie Zacarian presents administrators with a framework to help understand and meet their own ELL population's needs. Emphasizing policy and best practices, Dr. Zacarian outlines strategies for effective instruction and assessment, referring to numerous student examples throughout the text. Dr. Zacarian also offers in-depth information about serving ELLs with learning differences/disabilities, the importance of family engagement, and making appropriate data-driven decisions regarding ELLs. Excerpts from Chapters 1 and 2 are available from Google books.

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