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Visible Learning pioneer John Hattie showcases real success stories to help teachers “Know Thy Impact”

  Teachers are tired of being measured, accounted, and told what is wrong with them. As says John Hattie, “in nearly every school, success is around us; if only we had the courage to reliably identify and esteem it.” In their new book Visible Learning into Action, John Hattie, Deb Masters and Kate Birch take the next step in the …

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Life and Times of Unborn Kamla

Book Author K.K. Varma   The book, “Life and Times of Unborn Kamla”, focuses on one of the most pressing social problems of contemporary India- that is of diminishing daughters from the demographic map of India. It tries to shed new light on the brewing crisis. This is an issue that concerns all of us, for the socio-cultural consequences of …

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Generation Text – Book Review

Review: Generation Text: Raising Well-Adjusted Kids in an Age of Instant Everything by Dr. Michael Osit  By Carrie Lauth   Modern parents are concerned about the effects of technology on their kids. Younger and younger children are spending more and more time interacting not with human beings, but with gadgets – cell phones, computers, video games, and other devices. Do …

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Interview with Nadia Hashimi, Author and Girl Advocate

By Elisabeth Epstein   A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to attend a book signing where author Nadia Hashimi spoke about her newest novel, The Pearl That Broke Its Shell. Pearl tells the story of a young Afghan girl (Rahima) and her great-great-grandmother (Shekiba) who both dress as boys to overcome incredible gender inequities. I read the novel a few weeks prior and …

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The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett

  Synopsis:The spellbinding epic set in twelfth-century England, The Pillars of the Earth tells the story of the lives entwined in the building of the greatest Gothic cathedral the world has ever known—and a struggle between good and evil that will turn church against state, and brother against brother. Review from a reader: The characters were interesting, flawed, and complex. The storyline …

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