• Education

The Freedom Writers Diary

How a Teacher and 150 Teens Used Writing to Change Themselves and the World Around Them
Author: Freedom Writers,Erin Gruwell
Publisher: Doubleday
ISBN: 038549422X
Category: Education
Page: 280
View: 7955
A true account of a teacher who confronted a room of "at-risk" students details their life-changing journey and includes diary excerpts

    • Education

The Freedom Writers Diary

How a Teacher and 150 Teens Used Writing to Change Themselves and the World Around Them
Author: Freedom Writers,Erin Gruwell
Publisher: Turtleback Books
ISBN: 9781417738021
Category: Education
Page: 292
View: 302
A true account of a teacher who confronted a room of "at-risk" students details their life-changing journey and includes diary excerpts

    • Education

The Freedom Writers Diary (Movie Tie-in Edition)

How a Teacher and 150 Teens Used Writing to Change Themselves and the World Around Them
Author: The Freedom Writers,Erin Gruwell
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 9780767928335
Category: Education
Page: 320
View: 4319
#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER & NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE Shocked by the teenage violence she witnessed during the Rodney King riots in Los Angeles, Erin Gruwell became a teacher at a high school rampant with hostility and racial intolerance. For many of these students–whose ranks included substance abusers, gang members, the homeless, and victims of abuse–Gruwell was the first person to treat them with dignity, to believe in their potential and help them see it themselves. Soon, their loyalty towards their teacher and burning enthusiasm to help end violence and intolerance became a force of its own. Inspired by reading The Diary of Anne Frank and meeting Zlata Filipovic (the eleven-year old girl who wrote of her life in Sarajevo during the civil war), the students began a joint diary of their inner-city upbringings. Told through anonymous entries to protect their identities and allow for complete candor, The Freedom Writers Diary is filled with astounding vignettes from 150 students who, like civil rights activist Rosa Parks and the Freedom Riders, heard society tell them where to go–and refused to listen. Proceeds from this book benefit the Freedom Writers Foundation, an organization set up to provide scholarships for underprivieged youth and to train teachers

    • Biography & Autobiography

Teach with Your Heart

Lessons I Learned from the Freedom Writers : a Memoir
Author: Erin Gruwell
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 0767915844
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 265
View: 3137
The author describes her life and work as a teacher and advocate for at-risk youngsters, introducing the principles and practices of her innovative educational program designed to teach tolerance through literature and writing.

    • Biography & Autobiography

Diary of a Freedom Writer

The Experience
Author: Darrius Garrett
Publisher: Tate Pub & Enterprises Llc
ISBN: 9781625635808
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 224
View: 4154
Survivor... a word continuously thought of when reading this memoir. Upon the release of The Freedom Writers Diary and film adaptation starring Hilary Swank in 2007, New York Times bestselling author Darrius Garrett realized that both book and movie tell the Freedom Writer Story as a whole, but not on a personal level. During speaking engagements, the same questions always surface: 'Did Ms. Gruwell change you? How did you make it out of the gang life? What stopped you from killing yourself?' Darrius's answers are inside. Diary of a Freedom Writer takes you on a journey beyond the classrooms to the treacherous streets of Long Beach, California. An innocent little boy born in poverty and raised in a violent environment, Darrius became a product of the streets, written off by the school and judicial systems alike, growing up in an environment full of gangs and drugs. He spent his life searching for a father figure until he became a Freedom Writer, motivational speaker, bestselling author, and finally a father himself. His story is that of a man realizing his experiences are what made him the man he has been seeking to be all his life. Upon beating the odds, Diary of a Freedom Writer serves as proof that Darrius's story of struggle, life, change, and hope will uplift, educate, encourage, and inspire.

    • Education

Leaving to Learn: How Out-of-School Learning Increases Student Engagement and Reduces Dropout Rates


Author: Elliot Washor, Charles Mojkowski
Publisher: Urban Fox Studios
ISBN: 0325050724
Category: Education
Page: 0
View: 986
In this provocative book, authors Washor and Mojkowski observe that beneath the worrisome levels of dropouts from our nation’s high school lurks a more insidious problem: student disengagement from school and from deep and productive learning. To keep students in school and engaged as productive learners through to graduation, schools must provide experiences in which all students do some of their learning outside school as a formal part of their programs of study. All students need to leave school—frequently, regularly, and, of course, temporarily—to stay in school and persist in their learning. To accomplish this, schools must combine academic learning with experiential learning, allowing students to bring real-world learning back into the school, where it should be recognized, assessed, and awarded academic credit. Learning outside of school, as a complement to in-school learning, provides opportunities for deep engagement in rigorous learning.

    • Education

The Freedom Writers Diary

Teacher's Guide
Author: Erin Gruwell,Freedom Writers
Publisher: Broadway
ISBN: 076792696X
Category: Education
Page: 245
View: 6285
A practical handbook for educators by the creator of The Freedom Writers Foundation introduces the innovative teaching techniques and unconventional strategies used successfully in her own classroom to inspire, encourage, and nurture even those students deemed "un-teachable." Original. 15,000 first printing.

    • Education

Why cant U teach me 2 read?

Three Students and a Mayor Put Our Schools to the Test
Author: Beth Fertig
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
ISBN: 9781429942430
Category: Education
Page: 368
View: 9555
Why cant U teach me 2 read? is a vivid, stirring, passionately told story of three students who fought for the right to learn to read, and won—only to discover that their efforts to learn to read had hardly begun. A person who cannot read cannot confidently ride a city bus, shop, take medicine, or hold a job—much less receive e-mail, follow headlines, send text messages, or write a letter to a relative. And yet the best minds of American education cannot agree on the right way for reading to be taught. In fact, they can hardly settle on a common vocabulary to use in talking about reading. As a result, for a quarter of a century American schools have been riven by what educators call the reading wars, and our young people have been caught in the crossfire. Why cant U teach me 2 read? focuses on three such students. Yamilka, Alejandro, and Antonio all have learning disabilities and all legally challenged the New York City schools for failing to teach them to read by the time they got to high school. When the school system's own hearing officers ruled in the students' favor, the city was compelled to pay for the three students, now young adults, to receive intensive private tutoring. Fertig tells the inspiring, heartbreaking stories of these three young people as they struggle to learn to read before it is too late. At the same time, she tells a story of great change in schools nationwide—where the crush of standardized tests and the presence of technocrats like New York's mayor, Michael Bloomberg, and his schools chancellor, Joel Klein, have energized teachers and parents to question the meaning of education as never before. And she dramatizes the process of learning to read, showing how the act of reading is nothing short of miraculous. Along the way, Fertig makes clear that the simple question facing students and teachers alike—How should young people learn to read?—opens onto the broader questions of what schools are really for and why so many of America's schools are faltering. Why cant U teach me 2 read? is a poignant, vital book for the reader in all of us.

    • Business & Economics

Those Who Can, Teach


Author: Kevin Ryan,James M. Cooper,Cheryl Mason Bolick
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1305537564
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 544
View: 4571
THOSE WHO CAN, TEACH, 14th Edition, offers a state-of-the-art, dynamic, and reader-friendly approach to help students make informed decisions about entering the teaching profession. Using multiple sources, including biographies, narratives, profiles, and interviews with top educators and scholars, the text exposes students to the realities of teaching while inspiring and welcoming them to a rewarding, high-impact career. The acclaimed author team's direct, conversational tone invites readers to reflect on the satisfactions and problems of teaching in the United States, and casts a teaching career as a positive challenge. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

    • Education

The Gigantic Book of Teachers' Wisdom


Author: Erin Gruwell
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 9781602391772
Category: Education
Page: 788
View: 2692
A collection of over 3,000 entries from hundreds of professors, scholars, politicians, and celebrities who offer thoughts on the art of teaching and the acquisition of knowledge.

    • Education and globalization

One Student at a Time

Leading the Global Education Movement
Author: Fernando Reimers
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781973827979
Category: Education and globalization
Page: 434
View: 9180
This book examines how graduates of the International Education Policy Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Education advance educational opportunity around the world, and how they overcome the challenges of leading change in educational institutions.--Acknowledgements.

    • Young Adult Fiction

The Scar Boys


Author: Len Vlahos
Publisher: Carolrhoda Lab ™
ISBN: 1606844407
Category: Young Adult Fiction
Page: 256
View: 3175
A severely burned teenager. A guitar. Punk rock. The chords of a rock 'n' roll road trip in a coming-of-age novel that is a must-read story about finding your place in the world . . . even if you carry scars inside and out. In attempting to describe himself in his college application essay—to "help us to become acquainted with you beyond your courses, grades, and test scores"—Harbinger (Harry) Jones goes way beyond the 250-word limit and gives a full account of his life. The first defining moment: the day the neighborhood goons tied him to a tree during a lightning storm when he was 8 years old, and the tree was struck and caught fire. Harry was badly burned and has had to live with the physical and emotional scars, reactions from strangers, bullying, and loneliness that instantly became his everyday reality. The second defining moment: the day in eighth grade when the handsome, charismatic Johnny rescued him from the bullies and then made the startling suggestion that they start a band together. Harry discovered that playing music transported him out of his nightmare of a world, and he finally had something that compelled people to look beyond his physical appearance. Harry's description of his life in his essay is both humorous and heart-wrenching. He had a steeper road to climb than the average kid, but he ends up learning something about personal power, friendship, first love, and how to fit in the world. While he's looking back at the moments that have shaped his life, most of this story takes place while Harry is in high school and the summer after he graduates.

    • Architecture

Architecture 101

From Frank Gehry to Ziggurats, an Essential Guide to Building Styles and Materials
Author: Nicole Bridge
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1440590087
Category: Architecture
Page: 256
View: 449
A crash course in designing and constructing buildings Too often, textbooks turn the noteworthy details of architecture into tedious discourse that would put even Frank Gehry to sleep. Architecture 101 cuts out the boring explanations, and instead provides a hands-on lesson that keeps you engaged as you explore the world's greatest structures. Featuring only the most important facts, building styles, and architects, you'll enjoy uncovering the remarkable world of architecture with this book. Inside, you'll also find fascinating elements like: Illustrations of popular building styles, such as Georgian and Greek Revival Drawings of the essential parts of different buildings Unique profiles of the most inspirational figures in architecture From Norman Foster and Frank Lloyd Wright to the Beauvais Cathedral and the Empire State Building, Architecture 101 is packed with hundreds of entertaining architecture tidbits that you can't get anywhere else!

    • Education

Becoming a Teacher


Author: Forrest W. Parkay,Beverly Hardcastle Stanford
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 9780205420315
Category: Education
Page: 580
View: 9612
Becoming a Teacher, Seventh Edition, takes a straightforward look at what it means to be a professional teacher in today's rapidly changing, high-stakes environment of education. Building upon a strong mentoring message that has long been the tradition of Becoming a Teacher, the Seventh Edition helps students make difficult decisions about their teaching future by fostering an awareness of the realities of teaching in America today. This no-nonsense approach provides students with the tools and information necessary to answer the questions, What does it take to succeed as a teacher today? and Do I want to teach? Along the way, the authors provide practical perspectives for meeting the challenges of teaching. Organized into four parts, the book addresses both practical and foundational topics to give readers a well-rounded view of the teaching profession

    • Business & Economics

Child Friendly Schools Manual


Author: N.A
Publisher: UNICEF
ISBN: 9280643762
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 204
View: 2219
This Child-Friendly Schools (CFS) Manual was developed during three-and-a-half years of continuous work, involving the United Nations Children's Fund education staff and specialists from partner agencies working on quality education. It benefits from fieldwork in 155 countries and territories, evaluations carried out by the Regional Offices and desk reviews conducted by headquarters in New York. The manual is a part of a total resource package that includes an e-learning package for capacity-building in the use of CFS models and a collection of field case studies to illustrate the state of the art in child-friendly schools in a variety of settings.

    • Library science

Buyer's Guide

1999-2000
Author: William White
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Library science
Page: N.A
View: 2750