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When You Wonder, You're Learning
Mister Rogers' Enduring Lessons for Raising Creative, Curious, Caring Kids
Gregg Behr - Apr 20, 2021
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Bringing the lessons of Mister Rogers into the digital age Playful and practical, When You Wonder, You're Learning introduces a new generation of families to the lessons of Mister Rogers' Neighborhood. By exploring the science behind the iconic television program, the book reveals what Fred Rogers called the “tools for learning”: skills and mindset...
Phil Shapiro
May 18, 2021
This is the book this broken world needs now.      source
Arduino Software Internals
A Complete Guide to How Your Arduino Language and Hardware Work Together
Norman Dunbar - Apr 26, 2020
It's not enough to just build your Arduino projects; it's time to actually learn how things work! This book will take you through not only how to use the Arduino software and hardware, but more importantly show you how it all works and how the software relates to the hardware.Arduino Software Internals takes a detailed dive into the Arduino environ...
Phil Shapiro
Dec 24, 2020
Noted book - Arduino Software Internals: A Complete Guide to How Your Arduino Language and... by @NormanDunbar (Ask your public library to buy a copy.)      source
A Boy and a Jaguar
Alan Rabinowitz - May 06, 2014
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Alan loves animals, but the great cat house at the Bronx Zoo makes him sad. Why are they all alone in empty cages? Are they being punished? More than anything, he wants to be their champion—their voice—but he stutters uncontrollably. Except when he talks to animals… Then he is fluent. Follow the life of the man Time Magazine calls, "the Indiana Jon...
Phil Shapiro
Dec 05, 2020
@jankybrain This book is so inspiring, Alison. I stutter, too.      source
The Passive Programming Playbook
101 Ways to Get Library Customers off the Sidelines
Paula Willey - May 31, 2021
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Passive programming is a cheap, quick, fun way to make all library customers feel like part of the community. It can support reading initiatives, foster family engagement, encourage visit frequency, and coax interaction out of library lurkers--while barely making a dent in your programming budget. Passive programming can be targeted at children, ad...
Phil Shapiro
Nov 24, 2020
@andriaamaral It sounds like I could even not read the book and say I did. I'm going to recommend to everyone to not read this book and say they did. That's how good the book is.      source
The Teen Girl's Survival Guide
Ten Tips for Making Friends, Avoiding Drama, and Coping with Social Stress (The Instant Help Solutions Series)
Lucie Hemmen - Nov 01, 2015
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As a teen girl, you are likely feeling pressure and stress from every direction. Having good, healthy relationships with friends you can count on makes all the difference. In this guide, psychologist and teen expert Lucie Hemmen offers ten tips to guide you toward creating and maintaining the social life you want. Even better, the real experts that...
Phil Shapiro
Nov 16, 2020
@wayrf This book might help -- The Teen Girl's Survival Guide      source
My Name Is Aram
William Saroyan - May 22, 2013 (first published in 1940)
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Hailed by The New York Times as "marvelously captivating," William Saroyan's 1940 international bestseller recounts the exploits of an Armenian clan in northern California at the turn of the twentieth century. Based on the author's loving and eccentric extended family, the characters in these 14 related short stories enact humorous and touching sce...
Phil Shapiro
Nov 16, 2020
One of my favorite books -- My Name Is Aram, by WIlliam Saroyan via @amazon      source
Expect More
Demanding Better Libraries For Today's Complex World
R David Lankes - Jun 12, 2012
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In Expect More, David Lankes, winner of the 2012 ABC-CLIO/Greenwood Award for the Best Book in Library Literature, walks you through what to expect out of your library....
Phil Shapiro
Nov 15, 2020
@theraiserswire And this library book is amazing --> The author -->      source
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 by Charlie Reisinger
Who Owns the Learning? by Alan November