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World Peace and Other 4th-Grade Achievements
World Peace and Other 4th-Grade Achievements
By Brilliance Audio
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4.4 out of 5 stars with 99 reviews
In John Hunter's classroom, students fearlessly tackle global problems and discover surprising solutions by playing his groundbreaking World Peace Game. These kids - from high school all the way down to fourth grade, in schools both well funded and underresourced - take on the roles of politicians, tribal leaders, diplomats, bankers, and military commanders. Through battles and negotiations, standoffs and summits, they strive to resolve dozens of complex, seemingly intractable real-world


A Chance to Make History: What Works and What Doesn't in Providing an Excellent Education for All
A Chance to Make History: What Works and What Doesn't in Providing an Excellent Education for All
By HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
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4.9 out of 5 stars with 146 reviews
As the ''stunningly successful nonprofit organization Teach for America'' (New York Times) celebrates its 20th anniversary, its founder Wendy Kopp issues a passionate and inspiring summation of what she and TFA corps members have learned: that educational inequity-the achievement gap-is a solvable problem, and that the key to solving it-in a single classroom, a school, or system-wide-is leadership. For 20 years, Teach for America has been working to end educational inequity, sending some of our


Kaufman's Hill: A Memoir
Kaufman's Hill: A Memoir
By Bancroft Press
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4.7 out of 5 stars with 103 reviews
Kaufman's Hill opens with a prosaic neighborhood scene: The author and some other young boys are playing by the creek, one of their usual stomping grounds. But it soon becomes clear that much more is going on; the boy-narrator is struggling to find his way in a middle-class Catholic neighborhood dominated by bullies, the Creelys, who often terrify him. It's the Pittsburgh of the early and mid-1960s, a threshold time just before the full counter culture arrives, and a time when suburban society


Educating Esme
Educating Esme
By HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books
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4.5 out of 5 stars with 147 reviews
Esmé Raji Codell has come to teach, and she's not going to let incompetent administrators, abusive parents, gang members, or her own insecurities get in the way. As she puts it, she has ''Thirty-one children. Thirty-one chances. Thirty-one futures, our futures. Everything they become, I also become.'' Codell's portrait of an inner-city elementary school is funny, poignant, and inspiring. Her struggle to maintain individuality in the face of bureaucracy and her defiant stand against mediocrity


Why Do Only White People Get Abducted by Aliens?: Teaching Lessons from the Bronx
Why Do Only White People Get Abducted by Aliens?: Teaching Lessons from the Bronx
By Audible Studios
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4.8 out of 5 stars with 130 reviews
The true story of a young teacher attempting to change lives in a troubled educational system. According to Ilana Garon, popular books and movies are inundated with the myth of the ''hero teacher'' - the one who charges headfirst into dysfunctional inner-city schools like a firefighter into an inferno, bringing the student victims to safety through a combination of charisma and innate righteousness. The students are then ''saved'' by the teacher's idealism, empathy, and faith. This is not that


Finding Mrs. Warnecke: The Difference Teachers Make (A Memoir)
Finding Mrs. Warnecke: The Difference Teachers Make (A Memoir)
By Audible Studios
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4.0 out of 5 stars with 26 reviews
Finding Mrs. Warnecke tells the inspiring story of Cindi Rigsbee, a three-time Teacher of the Year, and Barbara Warnecke, the first-grade teacher who had a profound and lasting impact on Cindi's life. Cindi, an insecure child who craved positive attention, started her first-grade year with a teacher who was emotionally abusive and played favorites in the classroom. Two months into the school year, her principal came into the classroom and announced that half the students were being moved to


Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Fight Terrorism and Build Nations
Three Cups of Tea: One Man's Mission to Fight Terrorism and Build Nations
By Tantor Audio
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4.2 out of 5 stars with 28 reviews
In 1993 Greg Mortenson was the exhausted survivor of a failed attempt to ascend K2, an American climbing bum wandering emaciated and lost through Pakistan's Karakoram Himalaya. After he was taken in and nursed back to health by the people of an impoverished Pakistani village, Mortenson promised to return one day and build them a school. From that rash, earnest promise grew one of the most incredible humanitarian campaigns of our time: Greg Mortenson's one-man mission to counteract extremism by


Flying Colors
Flying Colors
By Blackstone Audiobooks
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4.8 out of 5 stars with 25 reviews
When Tim Lefens walked into the Matheny School in New Jersey to show slides of his paintings, his one-hour visit became a life-changing experience. The students he met had severe physical challenges: only one of them could talk, none could walk, and all lacked the use of their hands. As a painter facing his own gradual loss of eyesight, Tim had come to fully appreciate the power of art, and he was determined to enable the students to paint despite their physical limitations. Lefens created


Dangerous Minds aka My Posse Don't Do Homework
Dangerous Minds aka My Posse Don't Do Homework
By Phoenix Books
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4.6 out of 5 stars with 150 reviews
They were called the Class from Hell - 34 inner-city sophomores she inherited from a teacher who'd been ''pushed over the edge''. She was told ''those kids have tasted blood. They're dangerous.''But Louanne Johnson had a different idea. Where the school system saw 34 unreachable kids, she saw young men and women with intelligence and dreams. When others gave up on them, she broke the rules to give them the best things a teacher can give - hope and a belief in themselves..


The Voice of Paramahansa Yogananda - Collector's Series #7. To Make Heaven on Earth
The Voice of Paramahansa Yogananda - Collector's Series #7. To Make Heaven on Earth
By Brand: Self-Realization Fellowship
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ean: 9780876124352, isbn: 087612435X,

4.5 out of 5 stars with 86 reviews
The voice of Paramahansa Yogananda. To Make Heaven on Earth, No. 7 in our special Collector's Series of rare recorded talks was given at a Christmas Day Banquet, December 25, 1949, at Self Realization Fellowship's International Headquarters. His words at times were an outpouring of his interiorized consciousness, and at other times he reminisced informally.These digitally restored archival recordings of talks by Paramahansa Yogananda are unique - offering the listener a rare opportunity to


Almost an Orphan: A Memoir
Almost an Orphan: A Memoir
By Hannacroix Creek Books, inc.
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4.8 out of 5 stars with 150 reviews
A detailed and well-written look at life in New York City from the 1920s to today through a memorable memoir about a boy who bounced around among different relatives and caregivers, through his school years, followed by his service during World War II. Cohen shares about his marriage and how he built a distinguished career as an educator in the New York City public school system despite his tough childhood and teen years, seeking out friends and romance resulting in a full and fulfilling life.


City Kid
City Kid
By HarperCollins Publishers Limited
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4.3 out of 5 stars with 20 reviews
From the author of international best sellers A Circle of Children and Lovey comes an inspiring true story of a gifted teacher's determination to understand the 'rotten' city kid everyone has given up on. Sitting quiet and withdrawn at a battered school desk, Luke had the looks of a shy angel - and a past that special needs teacher Mary MacCracken could barely believe.Already Luke had been picked up 24 times by the police. He'd set over a dozen major fires, and had a staggering record of


The Bridge to Brilliance: How One Principal in a Tough Community Is Inspiring the World
The Bridge to Brilliance: How One Principal in a Tough Community Is Inspiring the World
By Penguin Audio
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4.7 out of 5 stars with 110 reviews
The inspirational account of the creation of a path-breaking inner-city middle school in Brooklyn, New York, by the magnetic young principal who rocketed to national fame via Humans of New York. When 13-year-old Vidal Chastanet told photographer Brandon Stanton that his principal, Ms. Lopez, was the person who most influenced his life, it was the pebble that started a whirlwind for Nadia Lopez and her small, new public school in one of Brooklyn's most wretched communities. The posting on


The Story of My Life, with eBook
The Story of My Life, with eBook
By Tantor Audio
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ean: 9781400108930, isbn: 1400108934,

4.1 out of 5 stars with 69 reviews
''Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.'' -Helen Keller Before she was two years old, scarlet fever destroyed Helen Keller's sight and hearing. At seven, alone and withdrawn, she was rescued by Anne Sullivan, her teacher and friend. She learned to read (in several different languages) and speak so well that she graduated with honors in 1904 from Radcliffe, where she authored The Story of My Life. In addition to her remarkable accomplishment of overcoming such huge disabilities, her


I'd Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had: My Year as a Rookie Teacher at Northeast High
I'd Like to Apologize to Every Teacher I Ever Had: My Year as a Rookie Teacher at Northeast High
By Brilliance Audio
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ean: 9781469217321, isbn: 1469217325,

4.0 out of 5 stars with 20 reviews
Long before he starred on some of television’s most beloved and long-running series such as Taxi and Who’s the Boss? and went on to distinguish himself in a variety of film and stage roles, Tony Danza was a walking contradiction: an indifferent student who dreamed of being a teacher. Inspiring a classroom of students was an aspiration he put aside for decades until one day it seemed that the most meaningful thing he could do was give his dream a shot. What followed was a year spent teaching


32 Third Graders and One Class Bunny
32 Third Graders and One Class Bunny
By Oasis Audio
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ean: 9781598595789, isbn: 1598595784,

4.6 out of 5 stars with 121 reviews
Phillip Done fixes staplers that won’t staple, zippers that won’t zip, and pokes pins in the caps of glue bottles that will not pour. He has sung “Happy Birthday” 657 times. A witness to the joys of discovery, Done inspires listeners with the everyday adventures and milestones of his 32 third graders in this irresistible collection of bite-sized essays. From the nervous first day of school to the hectic Halloween parade to the disastrous spring musical, Done connects what happens in his


You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train: A Personal History of Our Times
You Can't Be Neutral on a Moving Train: A Personal History of Our Times
By Tantor Audio
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ean: 9781494566593, isbn: 1494566591,

4.6 out of 5 stars with 30 reviews
Howard Zinn, author of A People's History of the United States, tells his personal stories about more than thirty years of fighting for social change, from teaching at Spelman College to recent protests against war.A former bombardier in World War II, Zinn emerged in the civil rights movement as a powerful voice for justice. Although he's a fierce critic, he gives us reason to hope that by learning from history and engaging politically, we can make a difference in the world..


Strings Attached: One Tough Teacher and the Gift of Great Expectations
Strings Attached: One Tough Teacher and the Gift of Great Expectations
By Hyperion AudioBooks
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4.8 out of 5 stars with 68 reviews
The Fine Art of Tough Love If you're lucky, somewhere in your past is that one person who changed your life forever. The one who pushed you to dream bigger and to reach higher, and who set you straight on what matters in life. Perhaps it was a coach, or a professor, or a family friend. For Joanne Lipman and Melanie Kupchynsky, that person was a public-school music teacher, Jerry Kupchynsky, known as Mr. K - a Ukrainian-born taskmaster who yelled and stomped and screamed, and who drove his


Flashbacks
Flashbacks
By Phoenix Books
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4.1 out of 5 stars with 110 reviews
From planning the psychedelic revolution with Allen Ginsberg, Peggy Hitchcock, and Lawrence Ferlinghetti to discussing Dr. Albert Hoffman's legendary bicycle ride home after the world's first deliberate ingestion of LSD, Timothy Leary's passion affected an entire culture and influenced modern world history. Leary presents his own story with a veritable Who's Who of the '60s and '70s including Jack Kerouac, Charles Ginsberg, William S. Burroughs, Charles Manson, Aldous Huxley, and G. Gordon


Whatever It Takes: Geoffrey Canada's Quest to Change Harlem and America
Whatever It Takes: Geoffrey Canada's Quest to Change Harlem and America
By Audible Studios
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4.8 out of 5 stars with 12 reviews
What would it take? That was the question that Geoffrey Canada found himself asking. What would it take to change the lives of poor children, not one by one, through heroic interventions and occasional miracles, but in big numbers, and in a way that could be replicated nationwide? The question led him to create the Harlem Children's Zone, a 97-block laboratory in central Harlem where he is testing new and sometimes controversial ideas about poverty in America. His conclusion: if you want poor



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