School Libraries Head for the Edge Rants Recommendations and Reflections

Author: Doug A. Johnson
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1586834088
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This compilation of media and technology guru Doug Johnson's Library Media Connection columns offers his unique perspective on the role of the library media specialist in today's world. • Provides a collection of Doug Johnson's "Head for the Edge" columns for Library Media Connection, all in one place • Presents nine edgy illustrations from Doug Johnson's son, Brady—one for each chapter • Offers bibliographic listings of print and online resources where appropriate • Includes an afterword by the author

The Classroom Teacher s Technology Survival Guide

Author: Doug Johnson
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 111818355X
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A comprehensive guide for integrating educational technology in the K-12 classroom This is a must-have resource for all K-12 teachers and administrators who want to really make the best use of available technologies. Written by Doug Johnson, an expert in educational technology, The Classroom Teacher's Technology Survival Guide is replete with practical tips teachers can easily use to engage their students and make their classrooms places where both students and teachers will enjoy learning. Covers the most up-to-date technologies and how they can best be used in the classroom Includes advice on upgrading time-tested educational strategies using technology Talks about managing "disruptive technologies" in the classroom Includes a wealth of illustrative examples, helpful suggestions, and practical tips This timely book provides a commonsense approach to choosing and using educational technology to enhance learning.

Substitute Teacher Plans

Author: Doug Johnson
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 9780805065206
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Miss Huff prepares an unusual list of activities for the substitute teacher who is covering her class when she takes a much needed day off.

Third Culture

Author: John Brockman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684823446
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This eye-opening look at the intellectual culture of today--in which science, not literature or philosophy, takes center stage in the debate over human nature and the nature of the universe--is certain to spark fervent intellectual debate.

The Loser

Author: Thomas Bernhard
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307773469
Format: PDF, ePub
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Thomas Bernhard was one of the most original writers of the twentieth century. His formal innovation ranks with Beckett and Kafka, his outrageously cantankerous voice recalls Dostoevsky, but his gift for lacerating, lyrical, provocative prose is incomparably his own.One of Bernhard's most acclaimed novels, The Loser centers on a fictional relationship between piano virtuoso Glenn Gould and two of his fellow students who feel compelled to renounce their musical ambitions in the face of Gould's incomparable genius. One commits suicide, while the other-- the obsessive, witty, and self-mocking narrator-- has retreated into obscurity. Written as a monologue in one remarkable unbroken paragraph, The Loser is a brilliant meditation on success, failure, genius, and fame. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Never Babysit the Hippopotamuses

Author: Doug Johnson
Publisher: Henry Holt and Company (BYR)
ISBN: 9780805050295
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"Sure to evoke giggles, especially from children who may have been the subject of such warnings themselves.... For a story time of big-bellied laughs." --School Library Journal

Reflections Of An Affirmative Action Baby

Author: Stephen L. Carter
Publisher: Basic Books
ISBN: 9780465068692
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In a climate where whites who criticize affirmative action risk being termed racist and blacks who do the same risk charges of treason and self hatred, a frank and open discussion of racial preference is difficult to achieve. But, in the first book on racial preference written from personal experience, Reflections of an Affirmative Action Baby, Stephen L. Carter, Cromwell Professor of Law at Yale University and self-described beneficiary (and, at times, victim) of affirmative action, does it.Using his own story of success and frustration as “an affirmative action baby” as a point of departure, Carter, who has risen to the top of his profession, provides an incisive analysis of one of the most incendiary topics of our day—as well as an honest critique of the pressures on black professionals and intellectuals to conform to the “politically correct” way of being black.Affirmative action as it is practiced today not only does little to promote racial equality, Carter argues, but also allows the nation to escape rather cheaply from its moral obligation to undo the legacy of slavery. Affirmative action, particularly in hiring often reinforces racist stereotypes by promoting the idea that the black professional cannot aspire to anything more than being “the best black.”Has the time come to abandon these programs? No--but affirmative action must return to its simpler roots, Carter argues: to provide educational opportunities for those who might not otherwise have them. Then the beneficiaries should demand to be held to the same standards as anyone else.

Riverwalking

Author: Kathleen Dean Moore
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 9780156004619
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Twenty essays offer observations on rivers, life, love, loss, motherhood, happiness, evolution, and country music