Discover these new books!

October 26, 2016 at 8:00 am Leave a comment

Discover these new books and what is so great about them – other than being attractive and practical and very readable:

The bully, the bullied, and the not-so-innocent bystander (Barbara Coloroso, 2015, fully revised and updated)

  • This classic,  originally published in 2002 by Coloroso a well-known speaker and author,  and has 3 parts: (1)The bully, the bullied, and the not-so-innocent bystander; (2) Breaking the cycle of violence and creating more deeply caring communities (3) appendices on responding to cyberbullying, to revenge porn, and a glossary of internet and social media terms

Dribble drabble: Process art experience for young children ( D.B. Hill, 2016)

  • “Creating art should offer children the opportunity for originality, creativity, fluency, flexibility, sensitivity and aesthetics. Art is one discipline where no one way of doing things is right or wrong” (p. 1).  This practical book is stuffed full of lessons about:  painting, crayons, collage & sculpture, modeling materials, chalk, printing, just of fun.

The Google apps guidebook:  Lessons, activities, and projects created by students for teachers  (Kelley, Taylor and the Tech Sherpas, 2016)

  • Uses many  colourful illustrations/photos/screenshots to support lesson on the following chapters: Google docs, avatars, animation with slides, sheets and forms, slides as a desktop publisher, taking a selfie and Google photos, sites

Practical Strategies for supporting young learners with autism spectrum disorders (Shelton & Jalong, 2016)

  • It is all about building relationships – “students with ASD can improve academically, social and behavioral skills when teachers focus on individual strengths rather than deficits.” (p. 2). Chapters examine effective classroom strategies including, strengthening student voice, reading & writing, engaging students, addressing behavioural concerns, building social relationships, building partnerships with families.

Rethinking the classroom landscape: Creating environments that connect young children, families, and communities (Duncan, Martin, & Kreth 2016)

  • This richly illustrated book “encourages teachers of young children to transform ordinary spaces in to reflective and meaningful landscapes …we believe that early childhood environments should be not just the actual spaces and objects within these spaces, but also a reflection of the geographical, cultural, historical and environmental forces shaping these spaces.” (p. viii). This is a fabulous book and is perfect for all primary – especially Kindergarten – teachers.

Check ’em out!  TDSB teachers can borrow the books by contacting the Professional Library at (416) 395-8289 or professionallibrary@tdsb.on.ca OR by reserving the books in our catalogue – remember to login before you try to reserve anything.

Rowan

 

 

 

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