What If There Were No Teachers?

A Gift Book for Teachers and Those Who Wish to Celebrate Them

Author: Caron Chandler Loveless

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416551972

Category: Religion

Page: 48

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Reflects on the idea that if there were no teachers, no one would educate and engage children and all knowledge would be lost.
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Mrs. Spitzer's Garden

Author: Edith Pattou

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780152019785

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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With her sure, loving, gardener's touch, Mrs. Spitzer nurtures the students in her classroom each year.
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Thank You

(a book for teachers)

Author: Sandy Gingras

Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing

ISBN: 1449400450

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 64

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As artist and writer Sandy Gingras so aptly points out in the introduction to her book Thank You, a life lived well is perhaps the highest form of thanks a person can give to teachers as a way of repaying them for their attention and effort. A simple thank-you is also nice. Thank You is Gingras's own delightful way of conveying this sentiment. This charming keepsake book features her soft, sweet watercolor artwork and thoughtful original text celebrating teachers and all they do for us. Always striking the right tone of gratitude without being overly sentimental, Thank You is a wonderful way to show appreciation to teachers for their enduring gifts to us both great and small.
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Trusting Teachers with School Success

What Happens when Teachers Call the Shots

Author: Kim Farris-Berg,Edward J. Dirkswager,Amy Junge

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1610485106

Category: Education

Page: 227

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Examining the experiences of teachers who are already trusted to call the shots, this book answers: What would teachers do if they had the autonomy not just to make classroom decisions, but to collectively—with their colleagues—make the decisions influencing whole school success? Decisions such as school curriculum, how to allocate the school budget, and who to hire.
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Because I Had a Teacher

Author: Kobi Yamada

Publisher: Casemate Publishers and Book Distributors

ISBN: 9781943200085

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

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The Disappearing Alphabet

Author: Richard Wilbur

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0547538774

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Pulitzer Prize-winning poet Richard Wilbur turns his sharp eye to the noble alphabet and imagines what life would be like without these twenty-six little--but powerful--letters. Packed with humor and witty subtleties, the verse in this captivating picture book is splendidly matched by Caldecott Medal winner David Diaz's hilariously clever illustrations.
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My Teacher

Author: N.A

Publisher: Dial

ISBN: 9780803732599

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 26

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A student wonders why her teacher has chosen to teach in her school for so long, and highlights all the special things her teacher does for her class.
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What if everything you knew about education was wrong?

Author: David Didau

Publisher: Crown House Publishing

ISBN: 1845909801

Category: Education

Page: 462

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If you feel a bit cross at the presumption of some oik daring to suggest everything you know about education might be wrong, please take it with a pinch of salt. What if everything you knew about education was wrong? is just a title. Of course, you probably think a great many things that aren't wrong. The aim of the book is to help you 'murder your darlings'. David Didau will question your most deeply held assumptions about teaching and learning, expose them to the fiery eye of reason and see if they can still walk in a straight line after the experience. It seems reasonable to suggest that only if a theory or approach can withstand the fiercest scrutiny should it be encouraged in classrooms. David makes no apologies for this; why wouldn't you be sceptical of what you're told and what you think you know? As educated professionals, we ought to strive to assemble a more accurate, informed or at least considered understanding of the world around us. Here, David shares with you some tools to help you question your assumptions and assist you in picking through what you believe. He will stew findings from the shiny white laboratories of cognitive psychology, stir in a generous dash of classroom research and serve up a side order of experience and observation. Whether you spit it out or lap it up matters not. If you come out the other end having vigorously and violently disagreed with him, you'll at least have had to think hard about what you believe. The book draws on research from the field of cognitive science to expertly analyse some of the unexamined meta-beliefs in education. In Part 1; 'Why we're wrong', David dismantles what we think we know; examining cognitive traps and biases, assumptions, gut feelings and the problem of evidence. Part 2 delves deeper - 'Through the threshold' - looking at progress, liminality and threshold concepts, the science of learning, and the difference between novices and experts. In Part 3, David asks us the question 'What could we do differently?' and offers some considered insights into spacing and interleaving, the testing effect, the generation effect, reducing feedback and why difficult is desirable. While Part 4 challenges us to consider 'What else might we be getting wrong?'; cogitating formative assessment, lesson observation, grit and growth, differentiation, praise, motivation and creativity.
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Teacher Appreciation Day

Author: Lynn Plourde

Publisher: Turtleback Books

ISBN: 9781417705214

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

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This follow-up to the popular School Picture Day tells of a girl who has trouble making decisions, so she gets, buys, and chooses everything. Full color.
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A Letter to My Teacher

Author: Deborah Hopkinson

Publisher: Schwartz & Wade

ISBN: 0375987762

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 40

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This funny, touching picture book –the perfect gift for a child to give to his/her own teacher– celebrates the difference a good teacher can make. Written as a thank-you note to a special teacher from the student who never forgot her, this moving story makes a great read-aloud and a perfect gift for Teacher Appreciation Day or the end of the school year. Dear Teacher, Whenever I had something to tell you, I tugged on your shirt and whispered in your ear. This time I’m writing a letter. So begins this heartfelt picture book about a girl who prefers running and jumping to listening and learning—and the teacher who gently inspires her. From stomping through creeks on a field trip to pretending to choke when called upon to read aloud, this book’s young heroine would be a challenge to any teacher. But this teacher isn’t just any teacher. By listening carefully and knowing just the right thing to say, she quickly learns that the girl’s unruly behavior is due to her struggles with reading. And at the very end, we learn what this former student is now: a teacher herself.
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Little Critter: The Best Teacher Ever

Author: Mercer Mayer

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060539607

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 24

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Little Critter has the best teacher around. Miss Kitty even makes math class fun! Join Little Critter as he searches for the perfect gift to show Miss Kitty just how special she is to him!
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I Did My Homework in My Head

(And Other Wacky Things Kids Say)

Author: Alyssa Cowit,Greg Dunbar

Publisher: Clarkson Potter

ISBN: 045149704X

Category: Humor

Page: 192

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Based on the hit Instagram @LivefromSnackTime, here are irresistible quotes from the elementary school classroom that prove kids really do say the darndest things--and even more so when their parents aren't around. NYC school teacher Alyssa Cowit was so surprised by the funny things her students would say that she started an Instagram account to chronicle them. From friends, siblings, and pets to lying, love, and homework, the wisdom and witticisms on Live from Snack Time have been picked up by Today, Huffington Post, Good Housekeeping, Buzzfeed, and more. Now, Cowit collects her favorites plus never-before-seen ones in a sweet gift that celebrates the innocent (and sometimes not-so-innocent) revelations of children. From the Hardcover edition.
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What if There Were No Grandmas?

A Gift Book for Grandmas and Those Who Wish to Celebrate Them

Author: Caron Chandler Loveless

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1416566031

Category: Religion

Page: 32

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What If There Were No Grandmas? How sad life would be. Grandmas are the glue that holds the world together. Their love, patience, and apple pie are sometimes taken for granted. Now it's time to tell grandmas everywhere how special and loved they are. This fun yet heartwarming book will delight any grandma and let her know how much she is appreciated for all she does. Inside, charming illustrations bring to life the words of an enchanting poem that tells how much Grandma does and how we couldn't get along without her. This is a gift book any grandma will cherish and the perfect way to honor the love, compassion, tenderness, and extra piece of pie grandmas so frequently give out.
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The Teacher's Funeral

A Comedy in Three Parts

Author: Richard Peck

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780142405079

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 190

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In rural Indiana in 1904, fifteen-year-old Russell's dreams of quitting school and joining a wheat threshing crew are disrupted when his older sister takes over the teaching at his one-room schoolhouse after mean old Myrt Arbuckle "hauls off and dies."
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Thank You, Teacher, Because...

Author: Daisy Barth

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781933176192

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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Describes the many reasons to appreciate a teacher, including encouraging reading, being fair, and liking children.
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Thank You, Teacher

Author: Josephine Collins

Publisher: Thunder Bay Press

ISBN: 9781626864320

Category: Education

Page: 48

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Great teachers deserve a heartfelt "thank you!" Thank your teachers for everything they do by giving them this adorable gift book Thank You, Teacher. Cute and compact, this book expresses appreciation for the knowledge and encouragement teachers offer their students, and also recognizes all the tasks they perform outside the classroom. With charming illustrations and sweet words, this book acknowledges instructors with a special note of gratitude. Tell your mentors how much you appreciate them with Thank You, Teacher!
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Teachers

There is No Such Thing as As a Hot Coffee & Other Teacher Truths

Author: Bored Teachers

Publisher: Rock Point Gift & Stationery

ISBN: 1631063731

Category: Humor

Page: 128

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Is it Friday yet? Get ready to go behind the desk with this insiders look at at year in the life of an everyday educator. Written for teachers by teachers, this hilarious snapshot into the lives of the overworked and underpaid will have you laughing so loud, you'll worry it might get confiscated. Hear! The same question be asked over and over again. Feel! The strange allure of the laminator! See! Paper Mountain as it grows before your bloodshot eyes! Full of administrative frustration, madcap humor; and heartfelt love for the most underappreciated profession of them all, Teachers is the perfect gift for that special someone who spends all day with your kids.
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Breaking the Silence

Overcoming the Problem of Principal Mistreatment of Teachers

Author: Joseph Blase,Rebajo R. Blase

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9780761977728

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 188

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This groundbreaking book exposes the various manifestations and effects of abuse and offers practical solutions for its prevention and correction.
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The Teacher Unions

How the NEA and AFT Sabotage Reform and Hold Students, Parents, Teachers, and Taxpayers Hostage to Bureaucracy

Author: Myron Lieberman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 305

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An experienced contracts negotiator for teachers' unions reveals how the nation's largest teachers' unions have blocked efforts to reform public education, diverted taxpayer money to partisan political causes, and suppressed dissent within their ranks. 17,500 first printing. Tour.
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