Teach like a champion 2.0: 62 techniques that put students on the path to college
By Doug Lemov. San Francisco, Calif: Jossey-Bass, 2015
The first edition “became a global bestseller because it offered concrete, engaging easy-to-implement techniques teachers could use to keep their students engaged, focused, and learning … Teach like a champion 2.0 describes how to: adjust classic teaching techniques to be even more effective; implement entirely new techniques that keep students on track; translate theory into action with video demonstrations [there are 75 videos on an accompanying DVD]” (back cover).
The ultimate guide to school and home: key strategies for all ages and stages: supporting students with autism, Aspergers, ADD, ADHD, ODD and other developmental delays
By Sue Larkey and Anna Tullemans. Sue Larkey Learning Media, 2014
This book “offers over 500 practical strategies and time savers for school and home. Everything from setting up a classroom, developing friendships, engaging disengaged students; to moving house, choosing a school and applying for a job. It is the ultimate guide for teachers, parents and all professionals supporting children with autism spectrum disorder, including Aspergers, ADD, ADHD, ODD and other developmental delays” (back cover).
This changes everything: capitalism vs the climate
By Naomi Klein. Melbourne: Penguin Group (Australia), 2014
“Forget everything you think you know about climate change. It’s not about carbon — it’s about capitalism. The good news is that we can seize this crisis to transform our failed economic system and build something radically better. In her most provocative book yet, Naomi Klein … exposes the myths that are clouding the climate debate” (back cover).
Inclusive and adaptive teaching: meeting the challenge of diversity in the classroom
By Peter Westwood. Abingdon, Oxon; New York: Routledge, 2013
“This insightful teaching resource promotes a fully inclusive approach to teaching the common curriculum to all while acknowledging differences among learners in relation to intelligence, gender, socioeconomic background, language skills and disabilities. Drawing on the underlying principles of inclusive education, and on curriculum and learning theories, Westwood discusses in detail the challenge of diversity in the classroom” (back cover).
Making the grades: my misadventures in the standardized testing industry
By Todd Farley. San Francisco, CA: Berrett-Koehler, 2009
“Just as American educators, parents, and policymakers reconsider the No Child Left Behind Act and its heavy emphasis on standardized testing, Todd Farley’s Making the grades raises questions about the validity of large-scale educational assessments. His behind-the-scenes account of the for-profit testing industry is provocative, hilarious, and instructive” (back cover).