Many African American males are headed down the wrong paths in school and society, but that’s mostly because we as a community do not understand the challenges they face.
In this guide, Dr.... More > Alfred Brinkley, an African American studies scholar and alternative school administrator, explores how to boost the odds of success for at-risk, African American males. He focuses on helping teachers, parents, and students to
promote a lifetime love of reading;
narrow the achievement gap;
encourage self-esteem and intrinsic motivation; and
hone parenting and mentoring skills.
Leaving your comfort zone and learning why this group of students needs support can better equip you to establish a relationship based on mutual respect. Educating, inspiring, and motivating at-risk African American males requires a support system that can prepare them to succeed. Students, parents, teachers, administrators, and community leaders can begin to do their part with Courageous Expectations.< Less
Catalogue of Naskapi Books, posters, promotional items and electronic resources pertaining to the Naskapi language and
This catalogue is provided in order to make available to the Naskapi... More > community and any other interested individuals the means of access and distribution of these resources. Many language, culture and translation projects are ongoing, and the Corporation also initiates new projects to meet the educational and linguistic needs of the community as part of its language development plan. Please feel free to contact the Board of Directors for more information or to suggest other Naskapi language development projects for the future.< Less
This book is a pictorial guide to Attic Greek. Written by a fourteen-year-old, it's a fun and gentle introduction to Classics, with illustrations. With this book, a reader of any age can learn to... More > read and pronounce the Greek alphabet, while having fun. The pictures can be copied for coloring!< Less
Handbook on real estate valuation for real estate investors. Methods of arriving at value (equity, debt, and property) for cash-flowing (commercial) properties. Asset class examples include small... More > apartments, retail shopping centers, office buildings, and industrial buildings.< Less
In the pages of Grade Transformer for the Modern Student are detailed step-by-step educational solutions and quick tips that have helped transform unlikely candidates into academic winners and... More > scholastic achievers.
You will learn from the expertise of an educational specialist with over 21 years of experience of helping students transform lower grades into higher grades and raise their GPAs.
The student will learn practical ways to write papers, essays, and answer essay questions that can be impressive.
Grade Transformer for the Modern Student provides students with easy tips and academic strategies to help them improve their ability to understand and retain pertinent information during lectures and direct teaching times.
Students will learn proven methods to help them study more effectively to help teenagers gain academic success.
Why spend months and years trying to figure out the scholastic secrets of top academic achieving students when they are available.< Less
Educators feel at times that the challenges and hurdles in educational settings are insurmountable. If you are one of those teachers, take a deep breath and acknowledge the strength, wisdom, and... More > power you already have to make a difference every day for your students!
In SOS! Save Our Students, Lori Bitar offers portraits of several students she has worked with to illustrate how teachers and adults who work with youth can change their behaviors to unleash their super-HERO behaviors, which she defines as follows:
H: Do they help, not hinder?
E: Do they engage, not exclude?
R: Do they resuscitate, not ruin?
O: Do they overjoy, not obliterate?
How can you use this practical guide to unleash your inner super-HERO? As you review each case study presented, you can learn how to reframe, shape, and unleash specific behaviors to help students experience success. There is no need to wait for anybody—you are already a super-HERO, and it’s time to unleash it!< Less
This is a book dedicated to young teachers or teachers who are young at heart. This book focuses on ambiance, room structure, room arrangement and colors. It also focuses on interventions which will... More > ameliorate behaviors in the classroom. It is written to be in conjunction with a training from Behavior Doctor Seminars;however, field tests report being useful even without the training. This book includes shopping lists, planning maps, and lists of positive words to help educators being positive energy into the classroom.< Less
Lives were changed on a multitude of levels the day that Aaron was found by a teacher eating lunch in the basement of our school. He inspired others, entire school cultures beyond the walls of our... More > high school, while his life was transformed simultaneously.
'Walk a Mile in My Corduroys' is a 15-minute read based on a true story. The writing captures the spirit of 'Pay it Forward', the power of kindness, positive decision making, and 'can-do' attitudes.
The book includes two pages of reflective questions that can be used as part of a humanities curriculum, for disciplinary intervention, as a pro-active teaching tool for anti-bullying, or simple inspiration.
Proceeds to benefit the 'Walk a Mile' Scholarship.
Sometimes it’s the smallest acts of ‘Pay it Forward’ that can redirect an entire life.< Less
Understanding educational success of Alberta or Finland needs to include an awareness of socio-cultural,political, and economic factors–issues covered in several chapters of this... More > book.Indeed,education policies that drive better equity and equality in these systems must be kept at the center of attention when considering any lessons from these high-performing school systems.Finland has shown, just like Alberta,that educational change should be systematic and coherent,in contrast with the current haphazard intervention efforts of many other countries...my own conclusion is that developing the capacities of schools through interventions like AISI (Alberta Initiative for School Improvement) in Alberta and school-led curriculum system in Finland is much more important than testing the hell out of students, and that some out-of-school policies and support mechanisms to families and children associated with health, well-being and happiness are also necessary.< Less
Un “buen estudiante” es alguien que responde prontamente a la instrucción en una variedad de ambientes. Estos estudiantes no solo pueden estar en una variedad de ambientes no... More > restrictivos, sino que además pueden aprender nuevas habilidades en dichos ambientes. El Inventario de Repertorios para el Buen Estudiante se compone de 139 ítems que evalúan con qué facilidad se le puede enseñar al estudiante. Estos ítems están separados en 10 categorías: Excesos o problemas de conducta, Plan de apoyo conductual, Resiliencia y Regulación, Disponibilidad, Perseverancia y Focalización, Flexibilidad, Consecuencias, Preferencias por Canales de Aprendizaje, Espontaneidad y Potencial para beneficiarse de la inclusión. El inventario de Repertorios para el Buen Estudiante ayudará a maestros y padres a identificar las maneras con las cuales pueden mejorar la eficacia de la instrucción. El programa de cada estudiante puede beneficiarse al considerar El Inventario de Repertorios para el Buen Estudiante.< Less
This is a free, open textbook covering a two-quarter pre-calculus sequence including trigonometry. The first portion of the book is an investigation of functions, exploring the graphical behavior of,... More > interpretation of, and solutions to problems involving linear, polynomial, rational, exponential, and logarithmic functions. An emphasis is placed on modeling and interpretation, as well as the important characteristics needed in calculus.< Less
This is a textbook for differential calculus with explanations, examples, worked solutions, problem sets and answers. It has been reviewed by calculus instructors and class-tested by them and the... More > author.
Topics are typically introduced by way of applications, and the text contains the usual theorems and techniques of a first course in calculus. Besides technique practice and applications of the techniques, the examples and problem sets are also designed to help students develop a visual and conceptual understanding of the main ideas of differential calculus.
The exposition and problem sets have been highly rated by reviewers.< Less
Collaborative Statistics was written by Barbara Illowsky and Susan Dean, faculty members at De Anza College in Cupertino, California. The textbook was developed over several years and has been used... More > in regular and honors-level classroom settings and in distance learning classes. This textbook is intended for introductory statistics courses being taken by students at two– and four–year colleges who are majoring in fields other than math or engineering. Intermediate algebra is the only prerequisite. The book focuses on applications of statistical knowledge rather than the theory behind it.< Less
Teaching Good Learner Repertoires is a “how to” book that will guide you to make your student easy to teach. Steve Ward, MA, BCBA and Terry Grimes, MS, BCBA bring decades of experience... More > to this follow-up to the Inventory of Good Learner Repertoires. Good learner repertoires go well beyond typical “replacement” behaviors and most typically developing individuals acquire them with no formal teaching. Reading through the book you will quickly realize the staggering number of skills that we take for granted that may have to be specifically taught for learners to move forward academically and behaviorally. Teaching Good Learner Repertoires provides clear scripts for teaching these foundational skills, but also provides analyses, data recommendations, and “Dimension Grids”, that will turn you into an analyst, capable of identifying the most relevant current priorities for your student, seeing where the instruction is going, and problem-solving how to get there.< Less
Individual rights and freedoms that didn’t exist for people with developmental disabilities are now being recognized, for the first time in history. The expectations of people coming into... More > services have changed, and will continue to change as more people claim their rightful place in community. The next chapter of the community living movement is being written right now, by the people who are living it. Self advocates are claiming this movement as their own, emerging as leaders in their own right as never before. The skills needed to support their self-determination – to support people to author their own lives, to paraphrase John O’Brien – are different skills than the ones we’ve relied on in the past. This book is for the front line supporters who will walk with this generation into the future and work with them to navigate a path forward.< Less
This is a prealgebra textbook, used by the Department of Mathematics at College of the Redwoods, Eureka, California, in their Math 376 course.
Errata and Individual chapter and solutions are... More > available at:
This is a textbook for integral calculus with explanations, examples, worked solutions, problem sets and answers. It has been reviewed by calculus instructors and class-tested by them and the... More > author.
The definite integral is introduced by Riemann sums as a way to evaluate “signed” areas, and the text contains the usual theorems and techniques of a first course in calculus. Besides technique practice and applications of the techniques, the examples and problem sets are also designed to help students develop a visual and conceptual understanding of the main ideas of integral calculus.
The exposition and problem sets have been highly rated by reviewers.< Less
A graphic design workbook featuring projects like corporate identity packages, postcards, newsletters, book jackets, magazines, and more.
Leads designers through these projects and gives them full... More > color examples to help explain and inspire.< Less
A "good learner" is someone who readily responds to instruction in a wide variety of situations. These learners can not only spend time in a variety of non-restrictive settings, such as... More > regular education classrooms and community locations, but can also learn new skills in those settings. "The Inventory of Good Learner Repertoires" covers 139 items that assess the ease with which a learner can be taught. These items are separated into 10 categories: Behavioral Excesses, Behavioral Supports, Resilience and Regulation, Readiness, Perseverance and Focus, Flexibility, Consequences, Preferences for Learning Channels, Spontaneity, and Potential to Benefit from Inclusion. "The Inventory of Good Learner Repertoires" will help teachers and parents identify ways in which they can improve the efficiency of their instruction. Every learner's programming can benefit from consideration of "The Inventory of Good Learner Repertoires". Please feel free to click "preview" and read samples of this Inventory.< Less