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House of Leaves
Mark Z. Danielewski - 2000-03-07
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Discover an astonishing novel that took the internet by storm: House of Leaves. Follow the story of a young family who moves into a small home on Ash Tree Lane, only to discover their house is bigger on the inside than it is on the outside. Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Will Navidson and his companion Karen Green face the consequences of this impossibility, including a growing abyss and an unholy growl that soon consumes their dreams. You won't be able to put down this terrifying tale, complete with original colored words, vertical footnotes, and newly added appendices.
Terry McGlynn
@MCAsche House of Leaves by Mark Danielewsky. Read it 20 years ago when it came out, it's stuck with me like almost no other book. It's just otherworldly.      source
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Why Rating Students Undermines Learning (and What to Do Instead) (Teaching and Learning in Higher Education)
Alfie Kohn - 2020-12-01
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Fifteen educators from diverse academic fields write about their experiences going gradeless in Ungrading. This book challenges traditional assumptions about grading and is based on rigorous and replicated research. Contributors reflect on the challenges and transformations that come with ungrading. A must-read for faculty who wish to focus on learning rather than sorting or judging.
Terry McGlynn
@AIsakovic1 @j_bertolotti I suggest checking out the ‘ungrading’ movement, and the book edited by Blum      source
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Real Boys
Rescuing Our Sons from the Myths of Boyhood
William Pollack - 1999-04-01 (first published in 1998)
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This influential book delves into the emotional lives of young boys, exploring why they may appear tough and confident, but are often sad, lonely, and confused. The author challenges traditional expectations about masculinity that drive boys' true emotions underground. Based on groundbreaking research, Real Boys provides insight into how parents can help their sons cultivate self-confidence and navigate difficult issues such as depression, love, and violence. A must-read for anyone with a son or working with young boys.
Terry McGlynn
@digorytoothman @SecondGentleman Right - I think the label of 'toxic masculinity' would be bad marketing and lots of folks would tune out as the term is rather academic, and has lots of baggage going with it. But like the 'Real Boys' book, lots of ways to talk about it meaningfully without using this terminology      source
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The Story of More
How We Got to Climate Change and Where to Go from Here
Hope Jahren - 2020-03-03
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This book by a renowned geobiologist and award-winning writer is an urgent missive on climate change and our never-ending quest for more. In concise and highly readable chapters, the author explains the science behind key inventions that have led to excesses endangering our planet. She also shows how our ambition can be our salvation. Readers will gain an understanding of the link between our consumption habits and Earth's endangered state, equipping them with science-based tools to fight back. This essential primer on climate change will leave an indelible impact on everyone who reads it.
Terry McGlynn
I got to this paragraph on page 5 of The Story of More and I’m just like, *chef kiss* at this prose. The book is superb for intro Env Sci classes, but also a lesson for scientists in how to write with awesomeness. Thanks much to @HopeJahren!      source