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Unlocking Potential
Organizing a School Inside a Prison
Hilderbrand III Pelzer - May 23, 2011
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Examine urban education from a perspective that is under-represented in national debates, namely incarcerated students.Throughout the United States, especially in the poor neighborhoods of large cities, too many public schools are failing to reach, teach, and engage thousands of struggling youths. Poor educational backgrounds, reluctance to be in t...
Phil Shapiro
Aug 18, 2020
Book review - Unlocking Potential: Organizing a School Within a Prison by @HP3potential (Ask your public library to purchase a copy of this excellent book. Almost all libraries in the United States are now offering curbside service.)     source
The Educator's Guide to LGBT+ Inclusion
Kryss Shane - Jul 21, 2020
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The rates of bullying, truancy due to lack of safety in schools, and subsequent suicidality for LGBT+ youth are exponentially higher than for non-LGBT+ youth. As a result, many American K-12 students are suffering needlessly and many school leaders are unsure of what to do. This book solves that problem. Setting out best practices and professional ...
Phil Shapiro
Aug 13, 2020
@juliahkaufman This excellent new education inclusion book came onto my radar last week -->     source
Women Who Count
Honoring African American Women Mathematicians
Shelly M. Jones - Aug 16, 2019
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Tessellations, palindromes, tangrams, oh my! Women Who Count: Honoring African American Women Mathematicians is a children's activity book highlighting the lives and work of 29 African American women mathematicians, including Dr. Christine Darden, Mary Jackson, Katherine Johnson, and Dorothy Vaughan from the award-winning book and movie Hidden Figu...
Phil Shapiro
Jul 22, 2020
@dharmascholar This new book is fabulous -- My review -->     source
Articulating Design Decisions
Communicate with Stakeholders, Keep Your Sanity, and Deliver the Best User Experience
Tom Greever - Oct 04, 2015
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Every designer has had to justify designs to non-designers, yet most lack the ability to explain themselves in a way that is compelling and fosters agreement. The ability to effectively articulate design decisions is critical to the success of a project, because the most articulate person often wins. This practical book provides principles, tactics...
Phil Shapiro
Jul 18, 2020
Book review - Articulating Design Decisions by @tomgreever (an excellent book for both youth and adults, imho)     source
The Open Schoolhouse
Building a Technology Program to Transform Learning and Empower Students
Charlie Reisinger - Oct 06, 2016
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Schools struggle with budget-breaking software bills while students endure locked-down computers and closed technology policies. Thankfully, there's a better way to empower and inspire students: the open source model.The Open Schoolhouse is a candid story and practical guidebook for school administrators and educators seeking affordable and powerfu...
Phil Shapiro
Jul 14, 2020
@waldojaquith @charlie3 @opensourceway [email protected] uses that metaphor very powerfully in his TEDx talk here --> If you know school leaders considering the open source path, send 'em a link to this video - and to this book. Sound stewardship is ready and waiting.     source
Who Owns the Learning?
Preparing Students for Success in the Digital Age (Incorporate Technology and Opportunities Into Instruction)
Alan November - May 21, 2012
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While the world outside the classroom has developed, classroom instruction has remained stagnant. Students are encouraged to just cover the curriculum and the power of purpose and meaningful contribution are absent. Furthermore this old way of doing things doesn't credit students' natural curiosity to direct their own learning. In Who Owns the Lear...
Phil Shapiro
May 23, 2019
@matzmathmadness My favorite education book is Alan November's book - Who Owns the Learning. (My review is at A close second is The Open Schoolhouse, by @charlie3. (My review is at Dave Burgess' Teach Like a Pirate is outstanding.     source