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Summary: Inspired by the true story of Ken Carter, this inspirational account of a high school basketball coach who received high praise, and staunch criticism, for benching his entire undefeated team due to their poor academic performances.

Format: moving image

Publisher / Publication Date: Paramount Pictures 2005

Copies Available at Fife Lake

1 available in Video Discs, Call number: DVD COA

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD COA RATED PG-13

Copies Available at Interlochen

1 available in Digital Video Disc, Call number: DVD Movie Coach 2005

LaRoque, Perry

Summary: Taking Flight provides the essential information students with disabilities will need to be successful in college.Rather than just focusing on the academic skills needed in college, Taking Flight addresses college as a system that needs to be mastered and the strategies and self-awareness needed to be successful.

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Morgan James Publishing 2020

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Young Adult Non-fiction, Call number: YA 378 LAR

Willingham, Daniel T.

Summary: "Written by a cognitive psychologist who has spent decades studying low we learn, OUTSMART YOUR BRAIN is the definitive guide to help students master the skills of understanding material and retaining information. In clear, accessible prose, Dan Willingham lays out the techniques necessary for students at any stage to succeed and thrive when learning, studying, and taking exams. When studying,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Gallery Books 2023

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 370.15 WIL

Copies Available at Kingsley

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 370.15 WIL

Stixrud, William R.

Summary: A few years ago, Bill Stixrud and Ned Johnson started noticing the same problem from different angles: Even high-performing kids were coming to them acutely stressed and lacking motivation. Many complained they had no control over their lives. Some stumbled in high school or hit college and unraveled. Bill is a clinical neuropsychologist who helps kids gripped by anxiety or struggling to learn....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Penguin Books 2019

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 155 STI
1 available in Juvenile Parent-Teacher Collection, Call number: JPT 155.4 STI

Summary: Using a sensitive, real-world approach, this program assists teachers in understanding the process of counseling in high schools. It begins with a definition of counseling and goes on to explain the counseling process followed by a look at the variety of skills a counselor needs in order to work effectively with a young person. The program is also designed to assist teachers in understanding...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2009

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Lang, James M.

Summary: "A decade ago, James Lang banned cell phones in his classroom. Frustrated by how easily they could sidetrack his students, Lang sought out a distraction-free environment, hoping it would help his students pay attention to his lessons. But after just a few years, Lang gave in. Not only was his no-cellphones policy ineffective (even his best students ignored it), he realized that he, like many of...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Basic Books 2020

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Summary: Originally titled The Battle of City Springs, this fascinating case study profiles City Springs Elementary-a Baltimore school nearly closed by the State of Maryland until it implemented a rigorous teaching method known as Direct Instruction. Filmed over an entire year, the film documents the progress made by City Springs students as they struggle to build reading and math skills-and their...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: KIPP, the Knowledge Is Power Program, is a network of free open-enrollment college-preparatory public schools in under-resourced communities throughout the United States. In this interview, KIPP co-developer Michael Feinberg joins Hedrick Smith to discuss the program-a reform initiative created as a model for middle school reform, starting in fifth grade. The purpose of KIPP? "To provide kids...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: Every teacher has been there-staring in the face of a difficult student or group of students threatening to thwart the progress of the day's lesson. But how can the teacher handle the conflict in a way that benefits everyone? Frustrated back-and-forth shouting between teacher and student should not and does not have to take place in the classroom. This program suggests practical classroom...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: This program brings together three psychologists who have transformed thinking about the role of creativity and emotion in maximizing human potential. In a conversation hosted by Yale University's Peter Salovey, Howard Gardner discusses his philosophy of multiple intelligences, Daniel Goleman expounds on emotional intelligence, and Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi talks about flow. Interwoven throughout...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2011

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Mollick, Ethan

Summary: "From Wharton professor and author of the popular One Useful Thing Substack newsletter Ethan Mollick comes the definitive playbook for working, learning, and living in the new age of AI. The release of generative AI--from LLMs like ChatGPT to image generators like DALL-E-marks a new era. We have invented technologies that boost our physical capabilities and others that automate complex tasks,...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Portfolio/Penguin 2024

Copies Available at Peninsula

1 available in Adult, Call number: 303.48 MOL

Summary: To have a shot at college, students must first believe they can get into college. This program shows the positive things that can happen when the dream of a college education is nurtured in classrooms and communities where expectations previously had been low. By spotlighting innovative approaches for motivating and teaching children-from the Upward Bound initiative in Cleveland that can only...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2004

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Summary: This program explores the subject of anger from the student point of view while presenting some strategies for managing it. Dramatizations of school-oriented confrontations, candid interviews with children and teenagers, and insightful commentary by psychologists, a youth counselor, and a social worker serve as windows into a disruptive and potentially destructive emotion. Issues such as the...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: A common error made by new teachers is attempting to impose authority on a classroom rather than encouraging students to manage themselves. In this program, acclaimed presenter Dr. Richard Curwin and noted educator and school psychologist Dr. Allen Mendler argue that students can develop internal controls and self-responsibility when teachers alter their traditionally adversarial classroom...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Kozol, Jonathan

1 hold on 1 copy

Summary: "An eloquent and passionate call for educational reparations, from the New York Times bestselling author"--

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: The New Press 2024

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Summary: How do multiple intelligences and different thinking styles relate to traditional IQ scores? What role should teacher creativity and the family play in shaping student intelligence? In this interview by Phillip Harris, of Phi Delta Kappa, Robert Sternberg-IBM Professor of Psychology and Education at Yale University-answers questions about the IQ-based "single trait notion of intelligence"; the...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: High Schools That Work is the nation's first large-scale effort to unite educational stakeholders at all levels with the objective of re-engaging what some have called the forgotten majority in U.S. high schools. In this interview, founding director Gene Bottoms, Ed.D., talks with Hedrick Smith about the HSTW program in general and Corbin High School, Kentucky-an exemplary case study-in...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Summary: This program examines what stands between our children becoming literate adults or school dropouts. It explores the experiences of students on the edge of success or failure in school, shares the feelings of students who fail and those who triumph, visits classrooms around the country where teachers encourage literacy across content areas and promote cognitive development for all their...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2007

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Summary: Born more than 25 years before Piaget or Vygotsky, Maria Montessori understood the constructivistic nature of all learning. Montessori’s conception of the changing roles the classroom environment and teacher should play for students of various ages is presented in this program through carefully shot film of toddler, preschool, elementary school, and secondary school classes at work in...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2004

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Summary: To prevent children from being left behind, educators must create goals that are integrated into the skills-building process, not just based on rewarding success. This program illustrates the impact of both approaches on young learners, monitoring their levels of motivation and confidence. Showing how learning-oriented students take on projects based on a desire to expand their abilities-while...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2006

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Tyre, Peg.

Summary: From the moment they step into the classroom, boys begin to struggle. By eighth grade huge numbers are reading below basic level. Perhaps most alarmingly, boys now account for less than 43 percent of those enrolled in college, and the gap widens every semester! The growing gender imbalance in education portends massive shifts for the next generation: how much they make and whom they marry....

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Crown Publishers 2008

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Adult Non-fiction, Call number: 371.821 TYR

Donovan, Sam

Summary: "Daddy is the Mystery Reader at Tori's school today, and he's coming dressed as Miss Rita! Tori helps Daddy gloss, glitter, glamour, and glimmer to get ready. It takes time--because sparkle is serious business! Tori loves helping Daddy become Miss Rita. But will the other kids at school love Miss Rita like Tori does? Luckily, a last-minute idea helps Daddy and Tori find a way to make story time...

Format: text

Publisher / Publication Date: Farrar Straus Giroux 2022

Copies Available at Woodmere

1 available in Juvenile Easy, Call number: JE DON

Summary: Underachievement: a persistent discrepancy between a student's perceived ability and academic performance. This program examines the root causes of this problem, its early warning signs, and the curricular impact of mistakenly assessing it as a learning disability or as ADHD. Constructive communication strategies teachers and parents can use to investigate indications of underachievement are...

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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Summary: Frequent and regular assessment of student progress is an effective method for driving schools towards equity and academic excellence. This program focuses on how student assessment data can be used to evaluate and improve instructional priorities and strategies, to communicate high expectations, and to involve parents and the community in a school's efforts.

Format: software, multimedia

Publisher / Publication Date: Films Media Group 2005

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