Business books everyone should readSeptember 3, 2015 – 08:41 am

Business books everyone should read

Take a minute and think about some of the most successful people you know. I’d bet they’re great with people, are super-productive, and think differently than most. After all, that’s how they got to be where they are today. Jealous of them? You don’t have to be. You can learn these same skills by studying some of the best business books that can help you take your game to the next level. Here’s 10 of my favorites. Dale Carnegie’s best-selling book…

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What are Literature circles?July 11, 2015 – 03:42 pm

What are Literature circles?

After making a reference to my literature circles in a previous post, I ve had several questions about how I run my literature circles. I m going to attempt to break it all down for you because I have a very specific and structured way of doing it. I first did literature circles last school year with my 6th and 7th grade literature classes. I started with 6th grade in February as an experiment. Well, an experiment it was, and it was a disaster! I…

Literature 6 Grade booksApril 3, 2015 – 09:48 am

Literature 6 Grade books

Teacher Book - $27.00* ISBN: 978-1-880892-88-6 Student Activity Book - $22.00* ISBN: 978-1-880892-47-3 *Publisher’s Suggested Retail Price Click here for a bibliography of literature used in The Gray Book. 36 weekly lessons divided into daily plans. 4 Book Studies (listed in the order they appear): Across Five Aprils by Irene Hunt A Lantern in Her Hand by Bess Streeter Aldrich Eric Liddell by Catherine Swift by Brother Andrew Integrated language arts…

World Literature textbooks High SchoolSeptember 9, 2015 – 09:39 am

World Literature textbooks High School

Orhan Pamuk, author of Snow and winner of the 2006 Nobel Prize for Literature, speaks at the Great World Texts student conference Monday at Union South. (Photos by Sarah Morton, College of Letters & Science) “Here is what you can learn from a novel, ” Turkish writer and Nobel Prize winner Orhan Pamuk told more than 500 Wisconsin high school students gathered for the Great World Texts student conference at the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s…

Out of business BookstoresJune 2, 2015 – 11:26 am

Out of business Bookstores

Spencer Platt/Getty You might have thought that with Borders shutting down, Barnes and Noble would be sitting in the catbird seat. They re now practically the only place in America where you can go to get your hands on an actual physical book before you buy it. Sadly, the reality is not so cheery: with Nook sales weak, Barnes and Noble is closing a bunch of stores, including a high profile local store, in DC s Union Station. That is why we are staging…

World Literature High School SyllabusFebruary 26, 2015 – 09:05 am

World Literature High School Syllabus

What does World Literature have to do with Global Trade? On the surface, it seems like they are two completely different things. However, they are more connected than you think. In order for works to be considered world literature, they have to be circulated on a global level, which requires a process of trade and exchange. To help her 12th grade students understand this concept, Morse High School teacher, Sonja Taylor – who recently attended a global…

Business books on leadershipJuly 14, 2015 – 03:41 pm

Business books on leadership

S LEADERS we must learn and grow. We must be creative and innovative in our organizations but perhaps more importantly, in working on ourselves. The context we lead in requires nothing short of radical personal development. All of the following titles cover an aspect of this need. An environment of rapid change demands more and better questions from us. It means we step out of our comfort zones and take strategic and intentional steps even before…