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In this memoir and call to arms, Erin Gruwell, the dynamic young teacher who nurtured a remarkable group of high school students from Long Beach, California, who called themselves the Freedom Writers, picks up where The Freedom Writers Diary(and the movie The Freedom Writers) end and catches the reader up to where they are today. Teach with Your Heart will include the Freedom Writers' unforgettable trip to Auschwitz, where they met with Holocaust survivors.
Elizabeth Wakefield is surprised and worried when her friend, the pretty, talented Olivia Davidson, develops a crush on the handsome new art teacher. Olivia's friends think she is a little too obsessed with him, but she is convinced that he likes her back and that it's destiny for them.
In 1969, Mark Edmundson was a typical high school senior in working-class Medford, Massachusetts. He loved football, disdained schoolwork, and seemed headed for a factory job in his hometown--until a maverick philosophy teacher turned his life around. When Frank Lears, a small, nervous man wearing a moth-eaten suit, arrived at Medford fresh from Harvard University, his students pegged him as an easy target. Lears was unfazed by their spitballs and classroom antics. He shook things up, trading tired textbooks for Kesey and Camus, and provoking his class with questions about authority, conformity, civil rights, and the Vietnam War. He rearranged seats and joined in a ferocious snowball fight with Edmundson and his football crew. Lears's impassioned attempts to get these kids to think for themselves provided Mark Edmundson with exactly the push he needed to break away from the lockstep life of Medford High. Written with verve and candor, Teacher is Edmundson's heartfelt tribute to the man who changed the course of his life.
"If your teacher has to die, August isn't a bad time of year for it," says Russell Culver, fifteen, who's raring to light out for the endless skies of the Dakotas to join a team of harvesters working the new 1904 all-steel threshing machines. School's only standing in the way of his Dakota dreams. Maybe now with his teacher in the ground, Hominy Ridge School will shut down for good. No such luck. Russell and his schoolmates-Pearl, Flopears, Little Britches; the whole bunch-are about to be ruled by a new teacher who's Russell's worst nightmare. Despite stolen supplies, rustic vandalism, a blazing boys' privy, and more snakes than you can shake a stick at, the new teacher will keep the school afloat and set Russell on a new course entirely.
School is always fun in Ms. Colman's class! It's the first day of school. All the kids in Ms. Colman's class can't wait. Except Nancy Dawes. Nancy doesn't have a best friend. Her friend Karen Brewer is not in her grade. Nancy doesn't have a pet, either. And Ms. Colman's class is having pet day! Can the kids in Ms. Colman's class help Nancy?
When Salem falls asleep in Sabrina's backpack, he's off on an exciting adventure...a day in high school. At first, he's having fun giving Sabrina hints in history class, eating yummy school food, and getting attention from a cute girl. Until he loses Sabrina in a crowded hallway! Suddenly, Salem's lost and trying to find his way back to Sabrina unless he decides to adopt a new family who will treat him with the full respect he deserves.
Playing favorites ... Elizabeth and Jessica Wakefield are the best dancers in their ballet class. Both girls want to dance the solo in the upcoming recital. Elizabeth hates to compete with her sister, but Jessica doesn't mind at all. She knows she's a better dancer than her twin. The problem is their ballet teacher. No matter what Jessica does, Madame Andre never notices her. But she's always praising Elizabeth. It's not fair and Jessica isn't going to settle for second best just because her twin sister is the teacher's pet.
The first volume in the Jobs That Matter series, Teachers Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired profiles 18 visually impaired individuals who have successfully fulfilled their dreams of becoming teachers. Included in this volume are educators of different ages, ethnic backgrounds, and geographic locations across the United States, who work in the classroom in ways that are both surprisingly similar and dramatically different from one another. These engaging individuals demonstrate how visually impaired teachers can be effective in their jobs and achieve classroom success and satisfaction. Designed to inspire young people who are blind or visually impaired, their families, and the professionals who work with them about careers that are available, the books in the Jobs That Matter series are meant to expand readers' horizons by showing a wide range of employment possibilities.
There are lives lost in this book, and there are lives saved, too, if salvation means a young man or woman begins to feel deserving of a place on the planet. What could be more soul-satisfying? These are the most influential professionals most of us will ever meet. The effects of their work will last forever. From the foreword by Anna Quindlen: Now depicted in a bestselling book and a feature film, the Freedom Writers phenomenon came about in 1994 when Erin Gruwell stepped into Room 203 and began her first teaching job out of college. Long Beach, California, was still reeling from the deadly violence that erupted during the Rodney King riots, and the kids in Erin's classroom reflected the anger, resentment, and hopelessness of their community. Undaunted, Erin fostered an educational philosophy that valued and promoted diversity, tolerance, and communication, and in the process, she transformed her students' lives, as well as her own. Erin Gruwell and the Freedom Writers went on to establish the Freedom Writers Foundation to replicate the success of Room 203 and provide all students with hope and opportunities to realize their academic potential. Since then, the foundation has trained more than 150 teachers in the United States and Canada. Teaching Hope unites the voices of these Freedom Writer teachers, who share uplifting, devastating, and poignant stories from their classrooms, stories that provide insight into the struggles and triumphs of education in all of its forms. Mirroring an academic year, these dispatches from the front lines of education take us from the anticipation of the first day to the disillusionment, challenges, and triumphs of the school year. These are the voices of teachers who persevere in the face of intolerance, rigid administration, and countless other challenges, and continue to reach out and teach those who are deemed unteachable. Their stories inspire everyone to make a difference in the world around them.
Joe's decision to leave home is prompted by despair over his mother's blindness to his younger brother's talents and his older brother's drug addiction.
Ruth Hollis and three friends who love to ride join a Pony Club team in this fast-paced sequel to Fly-by-Night. At fourteen Ruth is the youngest and least experienced member. She must cope not only with her handsome but difficult new pony, Toadhill Flax-bought on an impulse at an auction-but with her parents' disapproval and the discipline of teamwork. Along with the more expert riders on the team-Thea, Peter, and Jonathan, who is the son of the team's indefatigable head- Ruth enters cross-country races and competitive pony shows as she struggles to win her coveted place. Details of the exciting horsey world, which K. M. Peyton knows well, are skillfully interwoven with perceptive insights into the lives of Ruth and her friends as they grow through shared experience. This story will delight young equestrians and prove absorbing for the uninitiated, too. When she is older, Ruth's involvement with fiery Patrick Pennington is described in The Beethoven Medal and Pennington's Heir. In The Team the reader will enjoy seeing her when her main passion was ponies.
Interviews with the actors of the TV program Ghostwriter.
Trying to hold onto the newfound stability of his life in a foster home, thirteen-year-old David worries about the growing moodiness of his guardian Paul and the fluctuating fortunes of his Pony League baseball team.
When two giant draft horses take up residence at Dark Creek Stables, the trouble starts. Fences collapse, Mrs. Bailey can't keep up with the feed bills, and Jessa's pony, Rebel, finds himself out in the cold during the worst blizzard of the century. To make things worse, Jessa and her best friend Cheryl can't seem to get along and a surprise visitor nearly ruins Jessa's Christmas vacation. Will Dark Creek ever be the same again?
Determined to earn the bus fare needed to visit their great-aunt, the Wakefield twin take up dog-sitting and are soon torn between reporting an abused dog and remaining silent -- profitably.
He used to get sick of being teased for his perfect, all-American family. But perfect is boring. Turns out, it's a hundred times better than watching his parents split up.
I AM FEARLESS. I AM NOT AFRAID OF PAIN. . . BUT I CAN STILL FEEL IT.
A vicious evil threatens mankind, and only the dragons can defeat it. With their lives hanging in the balance, Billy and Bonnie lead the dragons into the final battle between the dragons and the slayers.
When Kate's father refers to the beach house as a 'love shack,' he's not so far from the truth. The fact is, everyone's hooking up but are they connecting with the right people, or is it just one big tease?
How do teens know when they might be one click away from the clink? In Teen Cyberbullying Investigated, Judge Tom Jacobs presents a powerful collection of landmark court cases involving teens and charges of cyberbullying, which includes: sending insulting or threatening emails, text, or instant messages directly to someone; spreading hateful comments about someone through emails, blogs, or chat rooms; stealing passwords and sending out threatening messages using a false identity; and building a Web site to target specific people. Each chapter features the seminal case and resulting decision, asks readers whether they agree with the decision, and urges them to think about how the decision affects their lives. Chapters also include related cases, important facts and statistics, and suggestions for further reading. With an ever-increasing number of serious cases of cyberbullying and school violence, this book is needed more urgently than ever.
This simulation has been developed to provide teenage-level students with an in-depth, real-world experience in creating a comprehensive business plan for a student-selected teen-based business. The Teen Entrepreneur contains a collection of 21 individual projects designed to give students hands-on practice in using their computer skills to create a variety of standard business plan documents and marketing materials for their own business.
Based on over 150 interviews with young women, the importance and meaning of teen girlfriends is discussed. Includes a quiz and the ten qualities of a great girlfriend.
Teen Health is the integrated, activities-based health program written especially for middle school students. This sequential, three-course program provides the perfect combination of course material and interactive multimedia resources. <P> Teen Health helps students understand that good health affects their school performance, their friendships, their looks, and their lives. In middle school, life changes quickly. There's more freedom and more peer pressure. Students might be faced with life-changing decisions when they least expect it. That's one reason why mastering good health skills is so essential during the teen years. Teen Health stretches far beyond traditional health topics to cover the subjects your students really want to know about. It explains the importance of avoiding risky behaviors and provides step-by-step guidelines on how to do so.
This book helps teens identify habits that will help them stay physically, mentally, emotionally, and socially healthy and to develop a positive self-concept and thereby achieve their goals.
TO BUILD GOOD HEALTH, MIDDLE SCHOOL STUDENTS NEED THE RIGHT TOOLS. Teen Health is the integrated, activities-based health program written especially for middle school students. This sequential, three-course program provides the perfect combination of course material and interactive multimedia resources. Teen Health helps students understand that good health affects their school performance, their friendships, their looks, and their lives. Teen Health stretches far beyond traditional health topics to cover the subjects your students really want to know about. It explains the importance of avoiding risky behaviors and provides step-by-step guidelines on how to do so. Student-friendly modules allow you to supplement the core curriculum with selected topics. Course 2 Student Modules . Abstinence . Safety and Injury Prevention . Tobacco, Alcohol, and Other Drugs.
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