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Topics in Mathematics for the Ninth Grade (Paperback): Robert Neumann Topics in Mathematics for the Ninth Grade (Paperback)
Robert Neumann
R523 R419 Discovery Miles 4 190 Save R104 (20%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days
Preparing to Teach in Secondary Schools: A Student Teacher's Guide to Professional Issues in Secondary Education... Preparing to Teach in Secondary Schools: A Student Teacher's Guide to Professional Issues in Secondary Education (Paperback, 4th edition)
Ian Abbott, Prue Huddleston, David Middlewood
R787 R740 Discovery Miles 7 400 Save R47 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The fourth edition of this informative, accessible and intellectually engaging teacher training book provides a definitive guide for trainee and newly qualified secondary school teachers and their mentors. The book has been fully updated to reflect the many changes in policy and practice, including developments in the national curriculum, PSHEE and SEN provision. The latest edition covers topics such as how pupils learn, assessment, planning classroom communication and developing positive approaches to pupil behaviour. The wide range of specialist contributors, each bringing extensive first-hand experience of teaching, covers the core professional skills and concepts that new secondary school teachers need to acquire, irrespective of their subject specialism or training route, while the following key features of the book are: * Examples and illustrations from real classroom practice. * Details of current research. * Activities, case studies and scenarios. Ian Abbott, Associate Professor; Prue Huddleston, Emeritus Professor; and David Middlewood, Research Fellow, are all based at the University of Warwick's Centre for Education Studies, UK.

Painting at School - A Handbook for Elementary and Secondary Education in Waldorf Schools (Paperback): Dick Bruin, Attie... Painting at School - A Handbook for Elementary and Secondary Education in Waldorf Schools (Paperback)
Dick Bruin, Attie Lichthart
R781 Discovery Miles 7 810 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Watercolour painting is a key part of the Waldorf curriculum, and is important in the healthy development of a child. This lovely book is a thorough overview of watercolor painting in the Waldorf curriculum, up to Class 12 (age 18). It includes practical advice for teachers and clear exercises. It discusses Goethe's theory of colour as well as how to paint with different ages and grades.

Helping Students Make Sense of the World Using Next Generation Science and Engineering Practices (Paperback): Christina V.... Helping Students Make Sense of the World Using Next Generation Science and Engineering Practices (Paperback)
Christina V. Schwarz, Cynthia Passmore, Brian J. Reiser
R1,183 R1,017 Discovery Miles 10 170 Save R166 (14%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

When it's time for a game change, you need a guide to the new rules. Helping Students Make Sense of the World Using Next Generation Science and Engineering Practices provides a play-by-play understanding of the practices strand of A Framework for K-12 Science Education (Framework) and the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). Written in clear, nontechnical language, this book provides a wealth of real-world examples to show you what's different about practice-centered teaching and learning at all grade levels. The book addresses three important questions: 1. How will engaging students in science and engineering practices help improve science education? 2. What do the eight practices look like in the classroom? 3. How can educators engage students in practices to bring the NGSS to life? Helping Students Make Sense of the World Using Next Generation Science and Engineering Practices was developed for K-12 science teachers, curriculum developers, teacher educators, and administrators. Many of its authors contributed to the Framework's initial vision and tested their ideas in actual science classrooms. If you want a fresh game plan to help students work together to generate and revise knowledge-not just receive and repeat information-this book is for you.

Thinkquiry Toolkit 1 - Reading and Vocabulary Strategies for College and Career Readiness (Paperback, 2nd Edition): PCG... Thinkquiry Toolkit 1 - Reading and Vocabulary Strategies for College and Career Readiness (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
PCG Education
R607 R291 Discovery Miles 2 910 Save R316 (52%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Essential, easy-to-implement tools for teachers to help improve literacy across the content areas, as mandated by the CCSS. Thinkquiry Toolkit 1, Second Edition , is a collection of teacher instructional practices, student learning strategies, and collaborative routines that improves reading comprehension and vocabulary learning in grades 4 through 12. Each practice, strategy, or routine is research-based, high impact, multi-purpose and effective in improving student learning across multiple content areas. It addresses the importance of the ability to read, write, speak, listen, and think well enough to learn whatever one wants to learn, to demonstrate that learning, and to transfer that learning to new situations. Thinkquiry Toolkit 1 iscomprised of five sections: Overview of the Common Core State Standards for English Language Arts & Literacy and the related instructional shifts Selecting the Right Tools for Maximum Learning Laying the Foundation Before Reading/Learning Building New Knowledge During Reading/Learning, and Expanding and Deepening Understanding After Reading/Learning If teachers collaboratively use these practices, strategies, and routines; teach them to students; and use them regularly across content areas, students will develop confidence and competence as readers, writers, and learners. A division of Public Consulting Group (PCG), PCG Education provides instructional and management services and technologies to schools, school districts, and state education agencies across the U.S. and internationally. They apply more than 30 years of management consulting expertise and extensive real-world experience as teachers and leaders to strengthen clients instructional practice and organizational leadership, enabling student success.

Literacy and Learning in the Content Areas - Enhancing Knowledge in the Disciplines (Paperback, 4th New edition): Sharon Kane Literacy and Learning in the Content Areas - Enhancing Knowledge in the Disciplines (Paperback, 4th New edition)
Sharon Kane
R1,192 Discovery Miles 11 920 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Fourth Edition of Literacy and Learning in the Content Areas: Enhancing Knowledge in the Disciplines provides readers with the knowledge, motivation, tools, and confidence for integrating literacy in their disciplinary classrooms. Offering an original, literature-based approach to teaching disciplinary literacy, the new edition shares important ways in which teachers of courses in the disciplines can enhance student learning of subject matter and skills while also fostering their growth in the many facets of literacy. Throughout each chapter, Kane provides engaging and creative strategies and activities to make literacy come alive in discipline-specific courses and to encourage students to explore and learn in the classroom. Embedded in each chapter are examples, resources, and strategies to help readers actively engage with and implement literacy practices. These features include Teaching in Action examples by subject area; Activating Prior Knowledge activities to stimulate critical thinking to prepare readers to learn complex theoretical and conceptual material about teaching, learning, and literacy; and end-of-chapter Application Activities to apply field experiences to classroom use. New to the Fourth Edition Every chapter of this new edition is updated to reflect the current approaches, standards, and benchmarks for discipline-specific literacy. Enhanced Companion Website with BookTalks to introduce relevant books in many genres and subjects, encouraging readers to explore the books for themselves and providing a model for BookTalks in their own classrooms. Expanded practical instructional strategies for teaching literacy in math, science, and social studies. Updated to include newly published titles in children's literature, young adult literature, and nonfiction.

Tutors' Guild Edexcel GCSE (9-1) English Language Grades 5-9 Tutor Assessment Pack (Miscellaneous printed matter): David... Tutors' Guild Edexcel GCSE (9-1) English Language Grades 5-9 Tutor Assessment Pack (Miscellaneous printed matter)
David Grant 1
R960 Discovery Miles 9 600 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This Tutor Assessment Pack for Edexcel GCSE (9-1) English Language (Grades 5-9) is curriculum matched and contains everything needed for a whole academic year of private tutoring. It provides: 38 twenty-minute topic tests - one for every lesson in the English Language Tutor Delivery Pack - to provide short bursts of additional practice of the key concepts covered Three summative tests - checkpoint challenges - that draw on knowledge and skills across each of the three key areas of the course: reading, writing and spelling, punctuation and grammar Full practice papers for exam practice, designed to match the style and demands of the new Edexcel (9-1) English Language GCSE.

Writing Quick Starts Workbook, Grades 4 - 12 (Paperback): Linda Armstrong Writing Quick Starts Workbook, Grades 4 - 12 (Paperback)
Linda Armstrong
R184 R150 Discovery Miles 1 500 Save R34 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Revise AQA GCSE Design and Technology Revision Guide (Miscellaneous printed matter): Mark Wellington Revise AQA GCSE Design and Technology Revision Guide (Miscellaneous printed matter)
Mark Wellington
R228 Discovery Miles 2 280 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Designed for classroom and independent study, our Revision Guides include a FREE online edition and complement the Student Books with a range of features: One-topic-per-page format helps you revise more quickly, without the hassle. Exam-style worked examples match the new specification and demonstrate good exam technique. 'Now try this' exam-style practice questions let you test your understanding of a topic. Problem solving support throughout including tricky questions on easy topics and strategies and techniques for answering harder questions. Complete coverage of the new specification including brand-new topics. Visual explanations of key concepts help you revise quickly and recall key skills in your exams.

Dyslexia in the Secondary School - A Practical Book for Teachers, Parents and Students (Paperback): Jenny Cogan, Mary Flecker Dyslexia in the Secondary School - A Practical Book for Teachers, Parents and Students (Paperback)
Jenny Cogan, Mary Flecker
R946 Discovery Miles 9 460 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This book explains why dyslexic students frequently underachieve and demonstrates that adjustments in teaching and learning methods can make all the difference, provided that underlying problems are identified. After reading 'Dyslexia in Secondary School, ' teachers will be able to identify children with specific learning problems and know better how to help them with their school work. Examples are based on the curriculum and used to show how to advise students on essay-writing, note taking, memorising vocabulary and reading to remember. Parents and specialist teachers will find that the book helps them translate educational psychologists' theory into practical action. The students themselves will be encouraged to look carefully at how they learn, and, using their strengths rather than their weaknesses, try out alternative strategies. This book contains diagrams, mind maps, and worksheets as well as many ideas for teachers.Focusing as it does on the way we learn, 'Dyslexia in Secondary School' will interest all teachers and students - not just those with specific learning difficulties.

Tutors' Guild Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Mathematics Higher Tutor Delivery Pack (Spiral bound): Catherine Murphy Tutors' Guild Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Mathematics Higher Tutor Delivery Pack (Spiral bound)
Catherine Murphy 1
R981 Discovery Miles 9 810 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

This Tutor Delivery Pack for Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Mathematics Higher is curriculum matched and contains everything needed for a whole academic year of private tutoring: 38 complete lessons, complete with plans, activities and homework Detailed explanation on the use of the pack Information for parents Specification guidance Needs analysis for the parents and the students Mapping guide to the Revise GCSE Series Progress and End-of-Lesson Report templates Differentiation and extension ideas Customisable certificates in the digital version of the pack

Jumpstart! Thinking Skills and Problem Solving - Games and activities for ages 7-14 (Paperback): Steve Bowkett Jumpstart! Thinking Skills and Problem Solving - Games and activities for ages 7-14 (Paperback)
Steve Bowkett
R482 Discovery Miles 4 820 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Jumpstart Thinking Skills and Problem Solving presents a collection of simple to use, multi-sensory games and activities which will jumpstart students understanding of problem solving in action. If you are one of the thousands of teachers looking for a range of practical and fun ideas to engage pupils in effective proactive learning, then this is the perfect book for you.

Specifically written to help teachers work within the guidelines of the new curriculum, activities in the book will help pupils to explore and learn a wide range of problem solving and independent thinking skills in an atmosphere of fun, mutual support and tolerance.

Sections within the book reflect key areas of the new curriculum and offer a treasure trove of ideas for building problem solving and thinking skills into daily teaching.and provide tried and tested methods of helping children learn how to learn .

Areas include: -

  • Building problem solving confidence
  • Thinking and problem solving in literacy
  • Thinking and Problem solving in science
  • Problem solving in philosophy
  • Emotional resourcefulness and life skills

Jumpstart Thinking Skills and Problem Solving will celebrate the joy of critical and independent thinking and become a vital resource for all classroom teachers at Key Stage 2 and 3."

Becoming a Teacher: Issues in Secondary Education (Paperback, 5th edition): Meg Maguire, Simon Gibbons, Melissa Glackin, David... Becoming a Teacher: Issues in Secondary Education (Paperback, 5th edition)
Meg Maguire, Simon Gibbons, Melissa Glackin, David Pepper, Karen Skilling
R794 R748 Discovery Miles 7 480 Save R46 (6%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Becoming a Teacher provides a broad context for understanding education, addressing issues such as the influence of international policy and practice, education ideology and social justice. This is balanced with practical advice for the classroom on topics such as assessment for learning, learning technologies, literacy, numeracy and English as an additional language. Becoming a Teacher draws extensively on contemporary research and empirical evidence to support critical reflection about learning and teaching. Encouraging you to reflect on your knowledge and beliefs, it explores some of the complex social and cultural influences that influence professional learning and practice. The approach chimes with the government's recognition that trainee teachers should take a research-informed approach towards classroom practice. The fifth edition is refreshed and revitalized throughout, with: * a complete revision of each chapter * new chapters on 'Reforming ITE', 'Teachers Lives and Careers', 'International Influences', 'Engagement and Motivation', 'Learning and the Emotions', 'Data Usage in Schools', 'Safeguarding' and 'Learning with Digital Technologies' * up-to-date referencing of research findings * insightful policy analysis * critical commentary on issues For those training to teach in secondary school on a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE) or a School Direct programme, or taking an undergraduate or postgraduate Education Studies course, Becoming a Teacher provides invaluable support, insight and guidance. "With every new edition this book confirms its place as one of the most commanding, authoritative and influential texts in teacher education". Meg Maguire's leadership of this new editorial team means that this book remains my umbilical cord to those pivotal principals that I cherish in education: integrity, passion, critical engagement and transformation." Gerry Czerniawski, Professor of Education, University of East London, UK "An excellent contribution to the Teacher Education and development literature". "Many of the authors are leading thinkers in their field and as such the book offers a significant breadth, depth and coherence to the teacher development discourse." Professor David Spendlove, School of Environment, Education and Development, The University of Manchester, UK

The Coup D'etat of the New Orleans Public Schools - Money, Power, and the Illegal Takeover of a Public School System... The Coup D'etat of the New Orleans Public Schools - Money, Power, and the Illegal Takeover of a Public School System (Hardcover, New edition)
Raynard Sanders
R1,906 R1,433 Discovery Miles 14 330 Save R473 (25%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Coup D'etat of the New Orleans Public Schools explores and criticizes the contemporary educational reforms of the New Orleans public school system. The New Orleans education reforms implemented after Hurricane Katrina, using the corporate model approach, have been an academic failure with charter operators making millions of dollars while reestablishing a segregated school system based on race and class-all in the name of school reform. Despite the claims of unprecedented academic success the educational reforms have been a dismal failure academically and operationally, and have resurrected equity and access issues. Equally as disturbing the reforms firmly have re-established a tiered public school system that segregates students by race and class. The Coup D'etat of the New Orleans Public Schools puts the corporate education reform movement in its proper context, which is to create a new twenty-first century model for turning around urban public school districts in the United States. This book reveals what really happened pre- and post-Hurricane Katrina that contributed to the state takeover of public schools in New Orleans. This story is told through the eyes of parents, students, activists, political leaders, and Orleans Parish School Board members and employees who have been largely ignored. It also includes an analysis of the author's personal experience of almost forty years in New Orleans public schools as a teacher, principal, and college professor.

Approaches to Learning and Teaching Mathematics - A Toolkit for International Teachers (Paperback): Charlie Gilderdale, Alison... Approaches to Learning and Teaching Mathematics - A Toolkit for International Teachers (Paperback)
Charlie Gilderdale, Alison Kiddle, Ems Lord, Becky Warren, Fran Watson
R811 Discovery Miles 8 110 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A subject-specific guide for teachers to supplement professional development and provide resources for lesson planning. Approaches to learning and teaching Mathematics is the result of close collaboration between Cambridge University Press and Cambridge International Examinations. Considering the local and global contexts when planning and teaching an international syllabus, the title presents ideas for Mathematics with practical examples that help put theory into context. Teachers can download online tools for lesson planning from our website. This book is ideal support for those studying professional development qualifications or international PGCEs.

Writing to Make an Impact - Expanding the Vision of Writing in the Secondary Classroom (Paperback): Sandra Murphy, Mary Ann... Writing to Make an Impact - Expanding the Vision of Writing in the Secondary Classroom (Paperback)
Sandra Murphy, Mary Ann Smith
R749 Discovery Miles 7 490 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Through ideas and practices straight from the classrooms of outstanding teachers, this lively resource illustrates writing that makes an impact on a reader, a writer, or a cause-writing that everyone wants to read. The book is rich with student work that shows how writing can make things happen in the world. The authors provide ready-to-use lessons that include a full range of writing, including poetry, narrative, petitions, proposals, emails, self-reflections, long-term projects, and critical analyses.Book Features: Incorporates the voices and practices of many talented writing teachers. Employs an upbeat style with a clear, easy-to-follow framework. Encourages writing that changes minds, tells stories, calls for action, creates awareness or empathy, touches emotions, or promotes new thinking. Provides accessible teaching ideas, short exercises, and student models. Builds on students' experiences with social media and their interest in social issues.

Strategy Instruction for Middle and Secondary Students with Mild Disabilities - Creating Independent Learners (Paperback):... Strategy Instruction for Middle and Secondary Students with Mild Disabilities - Creating Independent Learners (Paperback)
Gregory J. Conderman, Laura R. Hedin, Mary V. Bresnahan
R922 Discovery Miles 9 220 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Teach your students learning strategies that will last a lifetime The pressure is on special and general education teachers alike. If we're to ensure that adolescents with mild disabilities achieve the very same gains as their peers, we must first teach them how to learn. Here's a one-stop guide for getting started, pairing the very best instructional methods with assessments and IEP goals so all students can be independent learners. Driven by research, this indispensible resource features: Evidence-based strategies for teaching vocabulary, reading, written language, math, and science, as well as study skills, textbook skills, and self-regulation Clear presentation that describes strategies in context Informal assessments for every content area or skill addressed Case studies that link assessment results, IEP goals, and learning strategies Application activities with questions and suggested responses Whether you teach in an inclusive, resource, or self- contained setting, there's no better guide for teaching your students learning strategies that will last a lifetime.

Compute-IT: Teacher Pack 2 - Computing for KS3 (Spiral bound): Mark Dorling Compute-IT: Teacher Pack 2 - Computing for KS3 (Spiral bound)
Mark Dorling
R3,535 Discovery Miles 35 350 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

The Compute-IT Teacher Packs are designed to support specialists and non-specialists alike, and provide: Introductions to teaching the Programme of Study for Computing using Compute-IT A flexible scheme of work for delivering Computing at Key Stage 3 Comprehensive lesson plans that incorporate: - an outline of the contextual knowledge required for delivery of each lesson - teaching notes on how to deliver each lesson including ideas on how to use the accompanying student books and digital resources - lists of key learning objectives and learning outcomes - effective strategies for differentiation - references to the programme of study covered by lessons and units - unparalleled guidance on how to assess students' understanding and practical work as the basis for progression and evidence of student attainment Each unit in the Compute-IT course provides a sound basis for the development of computational thinking skills and features activities that are designed for use in class or as homework. This is the second teacher pack in the series, and the topics covered are developed further through practical activities and digital files provided via the accompanying Student's Book and Dynamic Learning resources.

Revise Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Geography B Revision Cards - with free online Revision Guides (Undefined): Rob Bircher Revise Edexcel GCSE (9-1) Geography B Revision Cards - with free online Revision Guides (Undefined)
Rob Bircher
R239 Discovery Miles 2 390 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

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Revise AQA GCSE (9-1) French Revision Cards - with free online Revision Guide (Miscellaneous printed matter): Revise AQA GCSE (9-1) French Revision Cards - with free online Revision Guide (Miscellaneous printed matter)
R239 Discovery Miles 2 390 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Each pack includes access to a FREE online edition of the REVISE AQA GCSE (9-1) French Revision Guide and contains: 100 Revision Cards and three organising dividers (with a handy 'how to use' guide) Multiple choice questions and answers Worked examples Topic summaries and key facts to remember

Revise AQA GCSE (9-1) Mathematics Higher Revision Cards - with free online Revision Guide (Undefined): Revise AQA GCSE (9-1) Mathematics Higher Revision Cards - with free online Revision Guide (Undefined)
R238 Discovery Miles 2 380 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

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Integrating Technology in the Classroom - Tools to Meet the Need of Every Student (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition): Boni... Integrating Technology in the Classroom - Tools to Meet the Need of Every Student (Paperback, 2nd Revised edition)
Boni Hamilton
R777 R693 Discovery Miles 6 930 Save R84 (11%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Integrating Technology in the Classroom 2E will be an update of this popular book, addressing the following: coverage of programming, game creation, and AR/VR; more examples from secondary-level teachers, including visual learning preferences and kinesthetic/tactile learning; deeper explanation of how to leverage technology to meet multilingual needs; a new chapter on ""Leveraging Technology to Meet Adaptive Needs""; extended coverage that addresses efficiency needs of teachers including communication, assessment, and planning; and more professional development coverage that includes more about ISTE offerings, social media, and other supports.

Counseling Special Populations in Schools (Paperback): Emily S. Fisher, Kelly S. Kennedy Counseling Special Populations in Schools (Paperback)
Emily S. Fisher, Kelly S. Kennedy
R828 Discovery Miles 8 280 Ships in 10 - 15 working days

Counseling Special Populations in Schools provides school-based mental health professionals with practical, specific strategies for counseling special populations of students who are at risk for academic, social, emotional, and behavioral problems in school. These special populations include students who are homeless, living in foster care, involved with the juvenile justice system, LGBTQ, pregnant or parenting, gifted, in military families, at-risk for school failure and dropout, and impacted by incarcerated parents. Each chapter focuses on one group of students, highlighting critical background information and providing evidence-informed counseling approaches and strategies to promote resilience and support student development. Chapters provide specific information about how to use basic counseling skills, as well as more advanced counseling techniques such as Solution-Focused Brief Therapy, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, and Motivational Interviewing, to address the needs and challenges of these special populations of students. This advanced-level counseling book is an excellent resource for mental health professionals and graduate students who want to be able to provide effective counseling services for all students.

Ten Traits of Resilience - Achieving Positivity and Purpose in School Leadership (Paperback): James Hilton Ten Traits of Resilience - Achieving Positivity and Purpose in School Leadership (Paperback)
James Hilton; Foreword by Andy Cope
R515 R405 Discovery Miles 4 050 Save R110 (21%) Ships in 10 - 15 working days

In an increasingly complex and ever-changing education landscape, school leadership is a rewarding but multifaceted profession. In order to survive in the job long term, school leaders need to understand how they can lead with positivity and purpose, all the while avoiding stress, coping with adversity, and taking better care of themselves physically and mentally. With teacher wellbeing and retention a growing concern, it is essential school leaders pass on this confidence and optimism to their staff members too. In this thought-provoking book, James Hilton explores ten traits of resilience and demonstrates to school leaders how they can embed these traits into their own practice and into their school to create a climate of resilience in every classroom. Ten Traits of Resilience is packed with practical advice, tips and reflective questions to help school leaders evaluate and improve their current practice, and threaded throughout are also perspectives from a number of education experts, including Ross Morrison McGill, Patrick Ottley-O'Connor, Viv Grant and Kim Johnson. With a foreword by happiness expert, Dr Andy Cope, this book is ideal for all school leaders and aspiring school leaders looking to promote and maintain a culture of resilience in their schools, in order to improve their own mental health and wellbeing, and that of their staff and pupils too.

Inside Mrs. B.'s Classroom (Hardcover, Ed): Leslie Baldacci Inside Mrs. B.'s Classroom (Hardcover, Ed)
Leslie Baldacci
R648 R513 Discovery Miles 5 130 Save R135 (21%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

A respected journalist turned-teacher reveals whats really happening in Americas schools


In 1999, Chicago Sun-Times veteran Leslie Baldacci left her prestigious, twenty-five year career to teach at a public school in one of Chicagos roughest South Side neighborhoods.


As she later commented, I thought I knew rough. I thought I had answers. I didnt know jack.

But Baldacci never looked back, and the result is Inside Mrs. Bs Classroom, a compelling, first-hand narrative from the trenches of the inner-city school system that addresses one of societys most critical issues from gritty, daily personal experience.


An expert on Chicagos massive education reform efforts even before she turned in her press credentials, Baldacci adds an informed, intellectual layer to this insightful, engaging work. In an era in which many people talk about wanting to make a difference, Baldacci has done so. Here she shares the whole picture, from the unrealistic expectations to the surprises--good and bad--that make up education today. Above all, she shows how an individual can, did--and continues to--make a difference in the lives of American children.



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