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New books: Using photographs

Two different approaches to using photography to enhance literacy skills: Literacy & justice through photography: a classroom guide by Wendy Ewald, Katherine Hyde,and Lisa Lord (2012). This guide shows how to integrate four field-tested Literacy Through Photography projects into the curriculum for school classrooms. Each project offers an introduction followed by a step-by-step look at… Read more

New book about creative arts and adult learning

New in the library! New Pathways to Learning by Mary Norton (2010) is a resource book for creative arts and adult learning. It is designed for adult educators who are interested in using visual arts, movement, music and other creative arts to support learning. The first part of the book introduces creative arts and how… Read more

New book in the library: Girl Time

New in the library! Girl time: literacy, justice, and the school-to-prison pipeline by Maisha T. Winn (2011). This book is based on the author’s experiences with formerly incarcerated girls participating in Girl Time, a program created by a theatre company that conducts playwriting and performance workshops in youth detention centers. “The book describes some of… Read more

New book about game shows and learning

New in the library! I’ll take learning for 500: using game shows to engage, motivate, and train by Dan Yaman and Missy Covington (2006). This book is designed to help teachers and trainers select, create, modify, and use game shows as a fun and effective learning tool. It is organized in four sections: the rationale… Read more

New book about teaching students to ask questions

New in the library! Make Just One Change: Teach students to ask their own questions by Dan Rothstein and Luz Santana (2011). This book is based on the idea that formulating questions is an essential skill for learning. It presents the Question Formulation Technique, a concise tool that enables learners to produce their own questions,… Read more

New book: The Kinesthetic Classroom

New in the library! The Kinesthetic Classroom: teaching and learning through movement by Traci Lengel and Mike Kuczala (2010) This book draws on education research and describes how regular physical movement increases attention span and helps the brain master new information. It shows how to use short activity breaks to refocus students and movement-based activities… Read more

New book: Eat that frog!

New in the library! Eat that frog!: 21 great ways to stop procrastinating and get more done in less time (2nd ed.) by Brian Tracy (2007). This book details twenty-one practical steps that help you stop procrastinating and manage your time effectively. Includes information on how to keep technology from dominating your time. The title… Read more

Teaching ESL in Canada

Newly published, Teaching ESL in Canada by Xuemei Li, Johanne Myles and Pamela Robinson gives detailed guidance on listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills instruction. It includes information about what makes teaching adults in Canada unique and advice on integrating students from various cultures into a classroom. There are tips on lesson planning and student… Read more

New books in the library: Fiction

In honour of Valentine’s Day, a not-so-romantic story of love and murder in addition to our other new titles: Bloody Valentine. Quick James Patterson with K.A. John (2011). Mega-rich restaurant owner Jack Barnes and his second wife Zee are very much in love. However, their plans for Valentine’s Day are about to be torn… Read more

New books: Listening skills

New in the library! Developing listening skills 1. 2nd ed. (Book + CD) Developing listening skills 2. 2nd ed. (Book + CD) Developing listening skills 3, 2nd ed. (Book + CD) By Casey Malarcher. Santa Fe Springs, Calif.: Compass Publishing, 2010. The books in this series each feature 12 units with real world listening practice… Read more