Lift Off

From the Classroom to the Stars

Author: Donovan Livingston

Publisher: Spiegel & Grau

ISBN: 0399591389

Category: Self-Help

Page: 64

View: 4381

An inspirational rallying call about education, race, and the true nature of equality—the Harvard Graduate School of Education convocation speech praised as “powerful” by Hillary Rodham Clinton in Teen Vogue and “inspired” by Justin Timberlake In emotionally charged spoken-word poetry, Livingston shares a message of hope and hard truths, declaring that education can become an equalizer only if we first acknowledge the inequality and racial divides holding back America’s future. Livingston is dedicated to helping young people reach their celestial potential, and in his galvanizing commencement address, now adapted for the first time to the page, he calls on us to raise our voices on behalf of all children, as their brighter futures can light up our own. Together, we can lift off! Praise for Donovan Livingston “Donovan Livingston gave a powerful speech at the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s convocation. In a spoken-word poem, he shared his struggles in life and urged his fellow graduates to fight inequality and inspire students. . . . Donovan’s message hit home. . . . [He is] part of a rising generation that’s . . . standing up to some of the biggest challenges in the world today.”—Hillary Rodham Clinton, Teen Vogue “These are the words, and Donovan Livingston’s voice and spirit are the music, but in any form, this rare graduation speech tells us that learning is full of bias yet can lead us to the stars.”—Gloria Steinem “Donovan Livingston’s Lift Off is our youth’s gift to us. In this joyous young man’s voice is the promise of tomorrow.”—James McBride

Before Lift-off

The Making of a Space Shuttle Crew

Author: Henry S. F. Cooper

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 9780801835247

Category: Political Science

Page: 270

View: 9734

Chronicles the day-to-day training of Space Shuttle crew 41-G from the selection of the crew members through the completion of their mission

Sticks, Stones & Songs

The Corey Story

Author: Eleanor Corey

Publisher: Eleanor Corey


Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 2061

The author's parents come from respectable stock, God-honoring, community-centered and self-made. When her father Arthur Corey goes off the deep end of religion to become an itinerate preacher, his relatives don't understand. Nor does Margaret his wife, nor does her extended family--at least for a time. The story is told in three parts: Chronicle One begins in 1937 with Arthur's purchase of an abandoned grange hall that becomes the Grange House into which babies, including the author, are after another, after another. The children grow up within the shadow of a father's strong character and unpredictable style, and under the tutelage of their faithful mother, all the while living without electricity next to an outhouse where catalogs are used instead of toilet paper. This clan becomes skilled in facing challenges with grit, in adapting throwaways into tools, and in building experiences into strengths. Chronicle Two is the author's first-person story beginning with her earliest memory. The memory of taking apart the Grange House, while living in it, and carrying it down the highway piece by piece to build a barn-like temporary shack that becomes the Farmhouse. During the next twelve years, the family grows by two more babies, some in-laws, and multiple foster children. All the while working toward the day that: We finally have a real house. Chronicle Three brings the entire clan together for the first time in 27 years at a family reunion--a time of re-acquaintance, restoration, and renewal.

Strategies that Work

Teaching Comprehension for Understanding and Engagement

Author: Stephanie Harvey,Anne Goudvis

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 157110481X

Category: Education

Page: 339

View: 3228

Describes strategies teachers can use to promote reading comprehension in students from kindergarten through eighth grade; and includes examples of student work, illustrations, and other reference tools.

Leaving to Learn: How Out-of-School Learning Increases Student Engagement and Reduces Dropout Rates

Author: Elliot Washor, Charles Mojkowski

Publisher: Urban Fox Studios

ISBN: 0325050724

Category: Education

Page: 0

View: 8829

In this provocative book, authors Washor and Mojkowski observe that beneath the worrisome levels of dropouts from our nation’s high school lurks a more insidious problem: student disengagement from school and from deep and productive learning. To keep students in school and engaged as productive learners through to graduation, schools must provide experiences in which all students do some of their learning outside school as a formal part of their programs of study. All students need to leave school—frequently, regularly, and, of course, temporarily—to stay in school and persist in their learning. To accomplish this, schools must combine academic learning with experiential learning, allowing students to bring real-world learning back into the school, where it should be recognized, assessed, and awarded academic credit. Learning outside of school, as a complement to in-school learning, provides opportunities for deep engagement in rigorous learning.

The Race to Space: Countdown to Liftoff (Epic Fails #2)

Author: Ben Thompson,Erik Slader

Publisher: Roaring Brook Press

ISBN: 1250150639

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 4189

In this second installment of the Epic Fails series, explore the many failures that made up the Space Race, paving the way for humanity’s eventual success at reaching the stars. Today, everyone is familiar with Neil Armstrong’s famous words as he first set foot on the moon: “one small step for man; one giant leap for mankind.” He made it look easy, but America’s journey to the moon was anything but simple. In 1957, when the Soviet Union launched Sputnik, the world’s first satellite, into orbit, America had barely crossed the starting line of the great Space Race. Later that year, our first attempt was such a failure that the media nicknamed it “Kaputnik.” Still, we didn’t give up. With each failure, we gleaned valuable information about what went wrong, and how to avoid it in the future. So we tried again. And again. And each time we failed, we failed a little bit better. The Epic Fails series by Erik Slader and Ben Thompson explores the humorous backstories behind a variety of historical discoveries, voyages, experiments, and innovations that didn't go as expected but succeeded nonetheless, showing that many of mankind's biggest success stories are the result of some pretty epic failures indeed.

The Body Book

Author: Donald M. Silver,Patricia Wynne

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 9780590492393

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 4689

Provides a variety of projects and lessons to teach elementary students about the workings of the human body.

Voices from the Moon

Apollo Astronauts Describe Their Lunar Experiences

Author: Andrew Chaikin,Victoria Kohl

Publisher: Studio

ISBN: 9780670020782

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 201

View: 2792

Provides recollections from Apollo astronauts and a collection of photographs that document the history of the Apollo space program.

Sesame Street Elmo Goes to School

Author: Sesame Street,Jodie Shepherd

Publisher: Reader's Digest

ISBN: 9780794425852

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 10

View: 9718

Perfect for Back to School, this book features more than 30 flaps that help teach five different early learning concepts: shapes, colors, counting, action words, and matching. Hop aboard the big yellow school bus with Elmo and his friends and join them for an exciting day at school. Familiar preschool activities like arts and crafts, discovery time, and recess are enhanced by more than 30 fun flaps that reinforce classic learning concepts. With colors, counting, shapes, and more to discover, kids will want to visit Elmo’s school again and again


The First Trip to the Moon

Author: Judy Donnelly

Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0394824571

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 47

View: 7768

Narrates the preparations and activities which culminated in man's first landing on the moon in July 1969.

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian

Author: Sherman Alexie

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448188563

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

View: 9785

An all-new edition of the tragicomic smash hit which stormed the New York Times bestseller charts, now featuring an introduction from Markus Zusak. In his first book for young adults, Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist who leaves his school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white high school. This heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written tale, featuring poignant drawings that reflect the character's art, is based on the author's own experiences. It chronicles contemporary adolescence as seen through the eyes of one Native American boy. 'Excellent in every way' Neil Gaiman Illustrated in a contemporary cartoon style by Ellen Forney.


Casualties of America's War on the Vulnerable, from Ferguson to Flint and Beyond

Author: Marc Lamont Hill

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 150112496X

Category: Political Science

Page: 272

View: 3554

Nobody is a powerful and eye-opening examination of the deeper meaning behind the string of deaths of unarmed citizens like Michael Brown, Eric Garner, and Freddie Gray. Unarmed citizens shot by police. Drinking water turned to poison. Mass incarcerations. We've heard the stories. Now public intellectual and acclaimed journalist Marc Lamont Hill offers a powerful, paradigm-shifting analysis of race and class in America, and what it means to be "Nobody." Through on-the-ground reporting and careful research, Hill shows how some American citizens are made vulnerable, exploitable, and disposable through the machinery of unregulated capitalism, public policy, and social practice. This Nobody class, Hill argues, has emerged over time, and forces in America have worked to preserve and exploit it in ways that are both humiliating and harmful. He carefully reconsiders the details of tragic events like the deaths of Michael Brown, Sandra Bland, and Freddie Gray, and the water crisis in Flint, Michigan, and delves deeply into a host of alarming trends including mass incarceration, overly aggressive policing, broken court systems, shrinking job markets, and the privatization of public resources, showing time and again the ways the current system is designed to worsen the plight of the vulnerable.

Adobe Photoshop CC Classroom in a Book (2014 release)

Author: Andrew Faulkner,Brie Gyncild

Publisher: Adobe Press

ISBN: 0133924599

Category: Computers

Page: 384

View: 920

The fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe® Photoshop® CC (2014 release) Classroom in a Book®, the best-selling series of hands-on software training workbooks, offers what no other book or training program does–an official training series from Adobe Systems Incorporated, developed with the support of Adobe product experts. Adobe Photoshop CC Classroom in a Book contains 14 lessons that cover the basics, providing countless tips and techniques to help you become more productive with the program. You can follow the book from start to finish or choose only those lessons that interest you. In addition to learning the key elements of the Photoshop interface, this completely revised CC (2014 release) edition covers new features, including Generator, 3D printing, linked Smart Objects, Blur Gallery, smarter Smart Guides, Perspective Warp, and more. Purchasing this book gives you access to the downloadable lesson files you need to work through the projects in the book, and to electronic book updates covering new features that Adobe releases for Creative Cloud customers. For access, goto and redeem the unique code provided inside this book. “The Classroom in a Book series is by far the best training material on the market. Everything you need to master the software is included: clear explanations of each lesson, step-by-step instructions, and the project files for the students.” Barbara Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor Rocky Mountain Training

Number the Stars

Author: Lois Lowry

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780547345444

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 144

View: 5923

As the German troops begin their campaign to "relocate" all the Jews of Denmark, Annemarie Johansen’s family takes in Annemarie’s best friend, Ellen Rosen, and conceals her as part of the family. Through the eyes of ten-year-old Annemarie, we watch as the Danish Resistance smuggles almost the entire Jewish population of Denmark, nearly seven thousand people, across the sea to Sweden. The heroism of an entire nation reminds us that there was pride and human decency in the world even during a time of terror and war. Winner of the 1990 Newbery Medal.

Out of the Dust

Author: Karen Hesse

Publisher: Scholastic Inc.

ISBN: 0545517125

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 240

View: 2094

Acclaimed author Karen Hesse's Newbery Medal-winning novel-in-verse explores the life of fourteen-year-old Billie Jo growing up in the dust bowls of Oklahoma.


Designing Math Classrooms where Students Want to Join in

Author: Ilana Seidel Horn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780325089812

Category: Education

Page: 136

View: 9407

Do your math students offer one- or two-word responses in class? Do your carefully planned lessons feel unsuccessful? "I've tried everything," you think. "Shouldn't math be a little more engaging?" Ilana Seidel Horn understands your frustration. Participating in math class feels socially risky to students. Staying silent often feels safer. In Motivated, Ilana shows why certain teaching strategies create classroom climates where students want to join in. Five factors of motivational math classrooms She introduces six different math teachers, in a range of school settings, who found that motivation requires more than an interesting problem. Their experiences highlight five factors that lower the risks and raise the benefits of participation: Belongingness comes from students' frequent, pleasant interactions with their peers and teachers. Meaningfulness answers the question, "When are we going to use this?" Competence helps all students discover their mathematical strengths. Accountability inspires students to participate in classroom life. Autonomy produces learners with tools for making sense of their work and seeing it through. These features of motivational math classrooms are explored in-depth. You'll find suggestions for identifying what impedes each factor, along with strategies for weaving them into your instruction. You'll also be introduced to an online community who support each other's efforts to teach this way. A guidebook for motivating math students Motivated is a guidebook for teachers unsatisfied with questions met by silence. By examining what works in other classrooms and following the example of been-there teachers, you'll start changing slumped shoulders and blank stares into energetic, engaged learners.

New Virtual Field Trips

Author: Gail Cooper,Garry Cooper

Publisher: Libraries Unlimited

ISBN: 9781563088872

Category: Computers

Page: 155

View: 4219

Better than ever, this latest edition brings you more than 440 of the most exciting, educational, and innovative Web sites available for taking your students on unforgettable Internet field trips. Visit sites that tie into National Science Standards, use inquiry-based learning, or encourage independent studies! Make this guide your road map to quality Web sites. You'll avoid inappropriate and hard-to- navigate sites, and students will thank you for their trouble-free virtual trips.

Stuey Lewis Against All Odds

Stories from the Third Grade

Author: Jane Schoenberg,Cambria Evans

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0374399018

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 136

View: 2560

Third-grader Stuey Lewis navigates the ups and downs of school and family life.

Paper Towns

Author: John Green

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 140884818X

Category: Bildungsromans

Page: 305

View: 6177

Special edition slipcase edition of John Green's Paper Towns, with pop-up paper town. From the bestselling author of The Fault in our Stars. Quentin Jacobsen has always loved Margo Roth Spiegelman, for Margo (and her adventures) are the stuff of legend at their high school. So when she one day climbs through his window and summons him on an all-night road trip of revenge he cannot help but follow. But the next day Margo doesn't come to school and a week later she is still missing. Q soon learns that there are clues in her disappearance . . . and they are for him. But as he gets deeper into the mystery - culminating in another awesome road trip across America - he becomes less sure of who and what he is looking for. Masterfully written by John Green, this is a thoughtful, insightful and hilarious coming-of-age story.