Online Library For Schools
Small Schools, Big Ideas
by Mara Benitez, Jill Davidson, Laura Flaxman, Ted Sizer, Nancy Faust Sizer
Filled with inspirational stories and illustrative examples from schools that have successfully implemented CES principles and practices, Small Schools, Big Ideas offers information and inspiration needed to:
- Transform schools in order to achieve equitable outcomes for all students
- Understand various school design options
- Establish school vision, mission, and goals to raise educational expectations and results
- Develop transformational leadership
- Cultivate a professional learning community
- Implement student-centered teaching, learning, and curricula
- Build productive relationships with families and communities
- Establish strategies for sustainability
These recommendations and proven strategies can help educators transform their schools to become truly equitable, personalized, and academically challenging.
Schools for All Kinds of Minds
by Mary-Dean Barringer, Craig Pohlman, Michele Robinson
Schools for All Kinds of Minds:
- Provides a readable synthesis of the latest research from neuroscience, cognitive science, and child and adolescent development as it relates to understanding learning and its many variations.
- Links this information to strategies for understanding struggling learners and adapting school practices to accommodate a wider array of learning differences in a classroom.
- Demonstrates how this understanding of learning variation can change the way teachers and others help students succeed in various academic and content areas and acquire necessary 21st century skills.
- Includes discussion questions and facilitator guidelines for staff developers and teacher education programs; downloadable forms that accompany exercises from within the book; an action plan for schools to implement the ideas found in the book; and more.
The Chessmen of Mars
by Edgar Rice Burroughs
by Murray Leinster
Fancy Nancy Big Book
by Jane O’Connor
No one knows fancy like Nancy.
Flat Stanley: On Ice
by Jeff Brown
Flat Stanley and Arthur are excited to go ice-skating on the frozen lake. But when the weather suddenly warms up, Stanley finds himself skating on thin ice! Beginning readers will love following along with Flat Stanley’s winter adventure.
Flat Stanly: On Ice is a Level Two I Can Read book, geared for kids who read on their own but still need a little help.
by Milton Chen
As a result of constant innovation, learning is no longer limited by traditional confines and we’re moving beyond students tied to their chairs, desks, and textbooks-and teachers locked away in classrooms. In Education Nation author Milton Chen draws from extensive experience in media-from his work on Sesame Street in its nascent years to his role as executive director of the George Lucas Educational Foundation-to support a vision for a new world of learning.
This book, in six chapters, explores the “edges” in education—the places where K-12 learning has already seen revolutionary changes through innovative reform and the use of technology.
- Examines ways in which learning can be revolutionized through innovative reform and the use of technology
- Explores the ever-expanding world of technology for breakthroughs in teaching and learning
- Includes many wonderful resources to support innovation in schools across the nation
This important book offers a clear vision for tomorrow’s classrooms that will enhance learning opportunities for all children.