New books

Teaching for Critical Thinking: Tools and Techniques to Help Students Question Their Assumptions by Stephen D. Brookfield

BF 441 .B7915 2012

In Teaching for Critical Thinking, Stephen Brookfield builds on his last three decades of experience running workshops and teaching courses on critical thinking to explore how student learn to think this way, and what teachers can do to help students develop this capacity.  He outlines a basic protocol of critical thinking as a learning process that focuses on uncovering and checking assumptions, exploring alternative perspectives, and taking informed actions as a result. Written to address the broad range of disciplines, this book fosters a shared understanding of critical thinking and helps to various constituencies adapt general principles to specific disciplinary contexts.
 
 
 Through the Storm, Through the Night: A History of African American Christianity (The African American History Series) by Paul Harvey
 
BR 563 .N4 H3783 2011
 
Paul Harvey illustrates how black Christian traditions provided theological, institutional, and personal strategies for cultural survival during bondage and into an era of partial freedom. At the same time, he covers the ongoing tug-of-war between themes of “respectability” versus practices derived from an African heritage; the adoption of Christianity by the majority; and the critique of the adoption of the “white man’s religion” from the eighteenth century to the present. The book also covers internal cultural, gendered, and class divisions in churches that attracted congregants of widely disparate educational levels, incomes, and worship styles.Through the Storm, Through the Night provides a lively overview to the history of African American religion, beginning with the birth of African Christianity amidst the Transatlantic slave trade, and tracing the story through its growth in America. Paul Harvey successfully uses the history of African American religion to portray the complexity and humanity of the African American experience.
 
 The Power of Positive Thinking by Norman Vincent Peale
 
BV 4908.5 .P42 1987
 
“This book is written with the sole objective of helping the reader achieve a happy, satisfying, and worthwhile life.” — Norman Vincent PealeThe Power of Positive Thinkinghas helped millions of men and women to achieve fulfillment in their lives. In this phenomenal bestseller, Dr. Peale demonstrates the power of faith in action. With the practical techniques outlined in this book, you can energize your life — and give yourself the initiative needed to carry out your ambitions and hopes. You’ll learn how to:

• believe in yourself and in everything you do• build new power and determination

• develop the power to reach your goals

• break the worry habit and achieve a relaxed life

• improve your personal and professional relationships

• assume control over your circumstances

• be kind to yourself

 

 Maphead: Charting the Wide, Weird World of Geography Wonks by Ken Jennings
 
GA 1053 .J46 2011
 
It comes as no surprise that, as a kid, Jeopardy! legend Ken Jennings slept with a bulky Hammond world atlas by his pillow every night. Maphead recounts his lifelong love affair with geography and explores why maps have always been so fascinating to him and to fellow enthusiasts everywhere.Jennings takes readers on a world tour of geogeeks from the London Map Fair to the bowels of the Library of Congress, from the prepubescent geniuses at the National Geographic Bee to the computer programmers at Google Earth. Each chapter delves into a different aspect of map culture: highpointing, geocaching, road atlas rallying, even the “unreal estate” charted on the maps of fiction and fantasy. He also considers the ways in which cartography has shaped our history, suggesting that the impulse to make and read maps is as relevant today as it has ever been. From the “Here be dragons” parchment maps of the Age of Discovery to the spinning globes of grade school to the postmodern revolution of digital maps and GPS, Maphead is filled with intriguing details, engaging anecdotes, and enlightening analysis. If you’re an inveterate map lover yourself—or even if you’re among the cartographically clueless who can get lost in a supermarket—let Ken Jennings be your guide to the strange world of mapheads.
 
 Chasing Dean: Surfing America’s Hurricane States by Tom Anderson
 
GV 839.65 .A85 A64 2009
 
Exhilarating and funny, this memoir of a quest for the perfect wave includes a fascinating outsiders’ view of America, as well as an account of a rich friendship
 
Two childhood friends from small-town Wales meet in Miami for a summer road trip they’ve always dreamed of—to chase the swell of a hurricane all the way up the East Coast in search of once-in-a-lifetime surf. As they follow Hurricane Dean, they also embark on a hilarious journey of self-discovery and a travel experience like no other. Mixing the humor of Sideways with the extreme conditions of The Perfect Storm, this quirky travelogue is destined to become a cult classic.
 
 The History of American Graffiti by Roger Gastman & Caleb Neelon
 
GT 3913 .A2 G37 2010
 

Unprecedented in scope, The History of American Graffiti is the definitive story behind the most influential art form of the last one hundred years. Tracing the evolution of the medium from its early freight-train days to its big-city boom on the streets of New York City and Philadelphia, and to its modern-day influences, this volume is a compelling look at the key moments, places, and players in an art form distinctly American in flavor yet global in its reach.

Featuring behind-the-scenes stories and profiles gleaned from more than four years’ worth of interviews with graffiti’s most prominent names, as well as its lesser-known pioneers, authors Roger Gastman and Caleb Neelon provide an insider’s perspective on the history of the medium. Not only do they reveal the most popular trends and styles that have dominated the scene for the last fifty years but they also provide a thorough examination of the regional differences among major American hubs—New York, Los Angeles, the Bay Area, Chicago—and under-the-radar scenes in cities like Washington, D.C., Boston, and Miami. All told, more than twenty-five American cities are profiled, making this one of the most comprehensive volumes on the subject.

With more than one thousand photographs—the majority of which are seen here for the first time—from more than two hundred photographers, most of whom also created the artwork, The History of American Graffiti captures the look and feel of a genuine American art form with exceptional clarity and detail. An instant classic, this book is the ultimate resource to which aficionados of the art form will turn again and again, and which the uninitiated will regard as the definitive tutorial of all that is graffiti.

 Spotlight on Your Inclusive Classroom: A Teacher’s Toolkit of Instant Inclusive Activities  by Glynis Hannell

LB 1139.35 .A37 G59 2009

Spotlight on Your Inclusive Classroom offers teachers an interesting miscellany of topics and activities to stimulate, engage, challenge, entertain and extend all pupils’ thinking skills and knowledge base.

This extremely practical resource provides busy teachers and teaching assistants with a collection of worksheets that can be used as instant, educationally appropriate learning activities written specifically with the inclusive classroom in mind.

All the books in this series:

  • promote effective intervention and inclusion strategies for teachers and teaching assistants
  • provide materials that are solidly grounded in an understanding of how children learn and the particular difficulties of children with special needs. 
  • stimulate discussion and interaction  
  • can be used as part of an individual or small group learning programme for a child with special needs
  • provide ‘whole class’ materials that can also engage older children or those with a higher level of achievement
  •  offer teachers quick, fun activities that never require additional resources, special materials or preparation.

 Spotlight on Your Inclusive Classroom is an essential tool for any teacher striving to offer every pupil opportunities to maximise their own potential.

  
 Spotlight on Language: A Teacher’s Toolkit of Instant Language Activities  by Glynis Hannell
 
LB 1139.5 .L35 G59 2009
 

Spotlight on Language offers teachers a wide variety of topics and activities to stimulate, engage, challenge, entertain and extend all pupils’ language skills.

This extremely practical resource provides busy teachers and teaching assistants with a collection of worksheets that can be used as instant, educationally appropriate learning activities written specifically with the inclusive classroom in mind.

All the books in this series:

  • Promote effective intervention and inclusion strategies for teachers and teaching assistants
  • Provide materials that are solidly grounded in an understanding of how children learn and the particular difficulties of children with special needs.
  • Stimulate discussion and interaction
  • Can be used as part of an individual or small group learning programme for a child with special needs
  • Provide ‘whole class’ materials that can also engage older children or those with a higher level of achievement
  • Offer teachers quick, fun activities that never require additional resources, special materials or preparation. 

Spotlight on Language is an essential tool for any teacher striving to offer every pupil opportunities to maximise their own potential and develop strong language skills.

 

Mastering Sketching: A Complete Course in 40 Lessons by Judy Martin

NC 730 .M2938 2011

Improve and develop your drawing skills
     Sketching is a vital artistic skill. Learn to use sketches as the basis for finished paintings and how to create sketches that are visual statements in their own right.
     Mastering Sketching offers 40 carefully planned lessons complete with projects devised to help artists put theory into practice. Judy Martin guides you along the path of becoming a comfortable sketch artist with exercises to help you get started and to progress through various sketching materials and subjects. Filled with encouraging examples, along with practical and easy-to-follow advice and demonstrations from leading artists, you will be inspired to practice your sketching.
     Mastering Sketching will be an indispensible resource for any artist.

Outspoken!: How to Improve Writing and Speaking Skills Through Poetry Performance by Sara Holbrook and Michael Salinger

PN 4151 .H65 2006

Call it poetic justice, but not only is performance poetry the hottest, hippest way for students to engage in literate behaviors, it’s also an effective vehicle for helping students meet language arts standards. In fact, poetry performance meets eight of NCTE and IRA’s twelve national standards for English instruction and contributes to the mastery of the other four. Best of all, it works in any setting, and with Outspoken! you’ll learn how the spoken word can rev up the energy in your classroom while achieving your curricular goals.

In Outspoken! poet-educators Sara Holbrook and Michael Salinger take you through the process of developing, implementing, and assessing poetry performance – and beyond. Beginning with ideas for encouraging even the most reluctant students to speak clearly and write from the heart, this handbook uses familiar workshop structures to guide young poets toward vibrant completed pieces and an exciting, dynamic delivery. With lessons involving memoir, metaphor, character, point of view, and articulation, you’ll find a fully realized unit that’s as enjoyable to teach as it is to learn and that’s full of specific advice on assessing the writing, speaking, performing, and learning of your students.

Holbrook and Salinger also go outside the classroom, providing ideas and guidelines for running a poetry slam in your school, conducting a poetry performance series, and bringing in a visiting poet. In addition, Outspoken! comes with a DVD that contains Outspoken: Playhouse Square Center’s Slam-U Program, a documentary that chronicles Salinger and his students as they prepare to compete in a national poetry slam, demonstrating what student performance poetry looks like up close and the positive effect it has on students’ lives and learning.

Fun, practical, conversational, and full of innovations sure to enliven any class or school, Outspoken!will become an instant hit with your students – and with your curriculum supervisor. 

The Illustrated Brief History of Time, Updated and Expanded Edition by Stephen Williams Hawking

QB 981 .H3772 1996

In the years since its publication in 1988, Stephen Hawking’s A Brief History Of Time has established itself as a landmark volume in scientific writing.  It has become an international publishing phenomenon, translated into forty languages and selling over nine million copies.  The book was on the cutting edge of what was then known about the nature of the universe, but since that time there have been extraordinary advances in the technology of macrocosmic worlds.  These observations have confirmed many of Professor Hawkin’s theoretical predictions in the first edition of his book, including the recent discoveries of the Cosmic Background Explorer satellite (COBE), which probed back in time to within 300,000 years of the fabric of space-time that he had projected.
     Eager to bring to his original text the new knowledge revealed by these many observations, as well as his recent research, for this expanded edition Professor Hawking has prepared a new introduction to the book, written an entirely new chapter on the fascinating subject of wormholes and time travel, and updated the original chapters.
     In addition, to heighten understanding of complex concepts that readers may have found difficult to grasp despite the clarity and wit of Professor Hawking’s writing, this edition is enhanced throughout with more than 240 full-color illustrations, including satellite images, photographs made made possible by spectacular technological advance such as the Hubble Space Telescope, and computer generated images of three and four-dimensional realities.  Detailed captions clarify these illustrations, enable readers to experience the vastness of intergalactic space, the nature of black holes, and the microcosmic world of particle physics in which matters and antimatter collide.
     A classic work that now brings to the reader the latest understanding of cosmology, A Brief History Of Time is the story of the ongoing search for t he tantalizing secrets at the heart of time and space.

Mycophilia: Revelations from the Weird World of Mushrooms by Eugenia Bone

QK 605 .B65 2011

An incredibly versatile cooking ingredient containing an abundance of vitamins, minerals, and possibly cancer-fighting properties, mushrooms are among the most expensive and sought-after foods on the planet. Yet when it comes to fungi, culinary uses are only the tip of the iceberg. Throughout history fungus has been prized for its diverse properties—medicinal, ecological, even recreational—and has spawned its own quirky subculture dedicated to exploring the weird biology and celebrating the unique role it plays on earth. In Mycophilia, accomplished food writer and cookbook author Eugenia Bone examines the role of fungi as exotic delicacy, curative, poison, and hallucinogen, and ultimately discovers that a greater understanding of fungi is key to facing many challenges of the 21st century.
      Engrossing, surprising, and packed with up-to-date science and cultural exploration, Mycophilia is part narrative and part primer for foodies, science buffs, environmental advocates, and anyone interested in learning a lot about one of the least understood and most curious organisms in nature.
 
The Silent Passage: Revised and Updated Edition by Gail Sheehy
 
RG 186 .S665 1992
 
 

Gail Sheehy’s landmark bestseller has become the bible for women concerned about menopause. Since The Silent Passage was originally published in the early 1990s, Gail Sheehy, a member of the board of the New York Menopause Research Foundation, has been at the forefront of the newest research on menopause. She has also continued to interview countless women throughout the country on the subject. In this updated and expanded edition, she presents essential new data in chapters on The Perimenopause Panic, Menopause in the Workplace, Estrogen and Brainpower, and New Frontiers in Treatment. Candid, enlightening, inspiring, and witty, with the latest information on everything from early menopause to Chinese medicine and natural remedies, The Silent Passage is an indispensable reference for every woman.
 

Heading Home with Your Newborn: From Birth to Reality by Laura A. Jana, MD, FAAP and Jennifer Shu, MD, FAAP

RJ 253 .J36 2011

This fully updated guide offers “parent-tested, pediatrician-approved” advice for new parents finding themselves overwhelmed with the reality of caring for a baby in the first eight weeks of its life. The second edition features a wealth of new information on topics such as vaccines, child care providers, babies and learning, car seats, safe sleep, cord blood, what to keep in the medicine cabinet, postpartum depression, and organic formulas. With wit and humor, the pediatrician moms allay the feelings of anxiety, guilt, and inadequacy that inevitably plague first-time parents home alone with a newborn, providing authoritative yet compassionate advice for the sleep-deprived and overwhelmed. From “Going with the Flow” (the trials of breastfeeding) and “What Goes in Must Come Out” (a discussion of “pee and poop”) to “Fever: Trial by Fire” and “Seeing Yellow: Jaundice,” this handbook provides solid, practical, balanced guidance that will enable parents to feel confident about their parenting skills.

 
 Overcoming ADHD: Helping Your Child Become Calm, Engaged, and Focused–Without a Pill (Merloyd Lawrence Books) by Stanely I. Greenspan, M.D. with Jacob Greenspan
 
RJ 506 .H9 G75 2009
 
This wise and informative guide applies Stanley Greenspan’s much admired developmental approach to a very common disorder. In his distinctive and original view, ADHD is not a single problem, but rather a set of common symptoms that arise from several different sensory, motor, and self-regulation problems. As in his highly successful earlier books and in his practice, Greenspan emphasizes the role of emotion, seeking the root of the condition and rebuilding the foundations of healthy development. Overcoming ADHD steers away from the pitfalls of labeling, or of simply stamping out symptoms with medication, and demonstrates Greenspan’s abiding belief in the growth and individual potential of each child.
 
 
Whole-body Dentistry: A Complete Guide to Understanding the Impact of Dentistry on Total Health
 
RK 61 .B74 2011
 
 
 
 The Art Journal Workshop: Break Through, Explore, and Make it Your Own by Traci Bunkers
 
TT 157 .B815 2011
 

“Step by step, the reader is brought to art journaling in a method that makes even a novice want to pick up a paint brush and begin making art that expresses your soul.”—Diana Gonzalez, Brooklyn Crafting Examiner

“Back when I was the managing editor of Art Journaling, I remember when Traci Bunkers’ journals arrived on my desk. I spent hours pouring through them, wondering to myself, ‘How does she do this?’ With Traci’s new book, The Art Journal Workshop, you get to see exactly how.”—Christine Olivarez, Somerset Studio

Many people want to express themselves through visual journaling, but are stuck or intimidated with how to get started, what to write, or how to move beyond gluing down a few images or putting some paint on the paper.

With beautiful illustrations, The Art Journal Workshop breaks down the entire working process of journaling with step-by-step photos and instructions from start to finish. You’ll learn how to use different media such as paint, photographs, and collage, while following journaling prompts and exercises to help you dig deeper and enrich the journaling process and experience. Traci Bunkers discusses the benefits of visual journaling, and walks you through battling a creative funk when you’re feeling down or uninspired.

Additionally, this book includes a DVD-ROM to play on your PC or MAC, featuring Traci creating many of the visual journal pages shown throughout the book. This visual guide enhances the information in the book, showing her work process in a way that goes beyond what can be captured in still photographs or through text.

 

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 Certified Nurse Assistants State Board Exam Q&A 2009 by author and illustration Daphna R. Moore N.A. CMT
 
AH&N RT 84 .M58 2009
 
 Study Guide to pass all state board exams for certified nurse assistants for long term care certification. Best Seller since 1995 for passing all state board exams for Certified Nurse Assistants. Questions and Answers given on exams. Vital information for any care giver, includes professional ethics, medical terminology, CPR, personal patient care, food and nutrition, safety principles, infection control, body mechanics, vital signs.