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10
What the Best College Teachers Do
3.84
This book covers almost exactly the same ground as The Courage to Teach: Exploring the Inner Landscape of a Teacher's Life without, fortunately, Parke...more
Aug 2007
Jul 01, 2007
 
6
The World Is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-first Century
3.61
Ay yi yi... could Thomas Friedman be more breathless, condescending and self-centered? I'm thinking probably not. I'm less interested in the path of h...more
Jun 2007
May 27, 2007
 
18
The Blessing of a B Minus: Using Jewish Teachings to Raise Resilient Teenagers
4.13
I read this, along with The Blessing of a Skinned Knee: Using Jewish Teachings to Raise Self-Reliant Children, to prepare for a parent reading group a...more
Sep 2011
Jul 14, 2012
 
21
Java: An Eventful Approach
3.80
So, truth in advertising: this text was written by not one, not two, but _three_ of my former professors. But, while I certainly like the book well en...more
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Jun 28, 2014
 
7
Leadership and Learning: Personal Change in a Professional Setting
3.00
Leadership and Learning parallels Talk Sense: Communicating to Lead and Learn closely. Unfortunately, where it differs, it's weaker: rather than pres...more
May 2007
May 26, 2007
 
8
Talk Sense: Communicating to Lead and Learn
5.00
I'm taking a course with Barry Jentz right now. Usually it seems like the height of arrogance to assign your own book, however Talk Sense is unique i...more
May 2007
May 26, 2007
 
11
Objects First With Java: A Practical Introduction Using BlueJ (3rd Edition)
3.46
I started off entranced by the prospect of teaching my students to program based on object-oriented design, which holds a lot more computer science cr...more
Oct 2007
Jul 09, 2007
 
9
Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms
3.86
This is a little dated at this point (it was written when blogs, wikis and podcasts were new-fangled ideas, lo these many -- well, three or four -- ye...more
Nov 2007
May 27, 2007
 
1
The Courage to Teach: Exploring the Inner Landscape of a Teacher's Life
3.91
Parker Palmer is genuinely thought-provoking, but his prose is trying to the nth degree. Perhaps I am just anti-religious, but his description of teac...more
Jul 2007
May 27, 2007
 
12
Why Gender Matters: What Parents and Teachers Need to Know about the Emerging Science of Sex Differences
4.01
This is a phenomenal look at the biological differences between boys and girls and how they play out in our growing up. I keep having "ah hah!" moment...more
Jul 13, 2008
Jul 25, 2007
 
17
The Blessing Of A Skinned Knee: Using Jewish Teachings to Raise Self-Reliant Children
4.18
Eminently readable, reasonable disquisition on raising resilient children. I found myself wanting to cheer as I turned each page.
Sep 2011
Dec 27, 2011
 
16
Head First Java
4.16
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Dec 03, 2008
Jul 13, 2008
 
20
Little Brother (Little Brother, #1)
3.95
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Sep 14, 2013
 
19
Feed
3.55
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Sep 14, 2013
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