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Mindfulness for Teachers: Simple Skills for Peace and Productivity in the Classroom

Patricia A Jennings · W.W. Norton & Company
Pages: 257
Format: Print book

Teaching is one of the most rewarding professions, but also one of the most demanding. This book offers simple, ready-to-use, and evidence-proven mindfulness techniques to help educators manage the stresses of the classroom, cultivate an exceptional learning environment, and revitalize...
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Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life

William Deresiewicz · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 245
Format: Hardcover

A groundbreaking manifesto for people searching for the kind of insight on leading, thinking, and living that elite schools should be - but aren't - providing.As a professor at Yale, Bill Deresiewicz saw something that troubled him deeply. His students, some of the nation's brightest...
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A Field Guide to Lies: Critical Thinking in the Information Age

Daniel J Levitin · Dutton
Pages: 292
Format: Print book

From The New York Times bestselling author of THE ORGANIZED MIND and THIS IS YOUR BRAIN ON MUSIC, a primer to the critical thinking that is more necessary now than ever.

We are bombarded with more information each day than our brains can process - especially...
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Tom Paine's Iron Bridge: Building a United States

Edward G Gray · W W Norton, 2016.
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

The little-known story of the architectural project that lay at the heart of Tom Paine's political blueprint for the United States.In a letter to his wife Abigail, John Adams judged the author of Common Sense as having "a better hand at pulling down than building." Adams's...
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Organic: A Journalist's Quest to Discover the Truth behind Food Labeling

Peter Laufer · Lyons Pr
Pages: 275
Format: Print book

Part food narrative, part investigation, part adventure story, Organic is an eye-opening and entertaining look into the anything goes world behind the organic label. It is also a wakeup call about the dubious origins of food labeled organic. After eating some suspect organic walnuts that...
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Craft Beer for the Homebrewer: Recipes from America's Top Brewmasters

Michael Agnew · Motorbooks Intl
Pages: 159
Format: Hardcover

As the craft beer craze continues to sweep the nation, more and more people are deciding to try their hand at creating their own perfect brew. In Craft Beer for the Homebrewer, beer writer and certified cicerone (think sommelier for beer) Michael Agnew merges the passions of consumption...
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The Glass Cage: Automation and Us

Nicholas Carr · W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

In The Glass Cage, best-selling author Nicholas Carr digs behind the headlines about factory robots and self-driving cars, wearable computers and digitized medicine, as he explores the hidden costs of granting software dominion over our work and our leisure and reveals something we already...
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Everything a New Elementary School Teacher REALLY Needs to Know

Otis Kriegel · Free Spirit Publishing
Format:  Book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Not your typical how-to manual for new teachers, this no-nonsense, jargon-free guide offers a wide variety of tools and tactics for getting through every school day with grace and sanity. Covered in glue, glitter, orange juice—or worse? Make a quick change into the spare set of clothes...
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Homeschooler's Guide to Free Teaching Aids 2014-2015

Kathleen Suttles Nehmer · Educators Progress Service; 16 edition
Format: Book


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Mindless: Why Smarter Machines are Making Dumber Humans

Simon Head · Basic Books
Format: Hardcover

We live in the age of Computer Business Systems (CBSs) - the highly complex, computer-intensive management programs on which large organizations increasingly rely. In Mindless, Simon Head argues that these systems have come to trump human expertise, dictating the goals and strategies of a wide...
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Everybody's Guide to Small Claims Court

Ralph Warner Attorney · NOLO
Pages: 440
Format: Paperback

You don't need a lawyer to win in small claims court -- you need to know how to prepare and present your own case. Smart preparation for your day in court can make the difference between receiving a check and writing one. Everybody's Guide to Small Claims Court provides the information,...
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Chasing Gideon: The Elusive Quest for Poor People's Justice

Karen Houppert · The New Press; First Printing edition
Format: Hardcover

On March 18, 1963, in one of its most significant legal decisions, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously ruled in Gideon v. Wainwright that all defendants facing significant jail time have the constitutional right to a free attorney if they cannot afford their own. Fifty years later, 80 percent...
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Language at the Speed of Sight: How We Read, Why So Many Can't, and What Can Be Done About It

Seidenberg Mar · Basic Books
Pages: 400
Format: Print book

In 2011, when an international survey reported that students in Shanghai dramatically outperformed American students in reading, math, and science, President Obama declared it a "Sputnik moment": a wake-up call about the dismal state of American education. Little has changed,...
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Wonderland: How Play Made the Modern World

Steven Johnson · Riverhead Books
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

From the New York Times-bestselling author of How We Got to Now and Where Good Ideas Come From, a look at the world-changing innovations we made while keeping ourselves entertained.

This lushly illustrated history of popular entertainment takes a long-zoom...
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Murder in the Bayou: Who Killed the Women Known as the "Jeff Davis 8?"

Ethan Brown · Scribner
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

An explosive, true-life southern gothic story, Murder in the Bayou chronicles the twists and turns of a high-stakes investigation into the murders of eight women in a troubled Louisiana parish.

Between 2005 and 2009, the bodies of eight women were discovered around the murky...
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