New Books (August 16, 2019)

The titles below were recently added to the New Jersey State Library’s collections.

To borrow any of these titles from the NJ State Library, simply click on the “Request Book” link under the title of interest, and use your State Library borrower’s card to request the book directly through the Library’s catalog.  Not sure how to do that? See this short tutorial on how to request a book in the catalog

Borrowers may also request these titles from the NJ State Library by sending an email to: circulation@njstatelib.org or by contacting the Circulation Desk at (609)-278-2640 x104, Monday to Friday, from 8:30 am to 5:00pm.

Developing Creativity in the Classroom: Learning and Innovation for 21st-Century Schools

Developing Creativity in the Classroom: Learning and Innovation for 21st-Century Schools

by Dianna R. Mullet, Kristen N. Lamb, Todd Kettler

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Call number: 370.157 Ket

Collection: Browsing Collection

Published: 2018

Publisher: Prufrock Press

Developing Creativity in the Classroom applies the most current theory and research on creativity to support the design of teaching and learning. Creative thinking and problem solving are at the heart of learning and application as students prepare for innovation-driven careers. This text debunks myths about creativity and teaching and, instead, illustrates productive conceptions of creative thinking and innovation, including a constructivist learning approach in which creative thinking enhances and strengthens conceptual understanding of the curriculum.

The Trauma-Sensitive Classroom: Building Resilience with Compassionate Teaching

The Trauma-Sensitive Classroom: Building Resilience with Compassionate Teaching

by Patricia A. Jennings

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Call number: 370.15 Jen

Collection: Browsing Collection

Published: 2018

Publisher: W. W. Norton Company

Fully half the students in U.S. schools have experienced trauma, violence, or chronic stress. In the face of this epidemic, it falls increasingly to teachers to provide the adult support these students need to function in school. But most educators have received little training to prepare them for this role. In her new book, Tish Jennings—an internationally recognized leader in the field of social and emotional learning—shares research and experiential knowledge about the practices that support students' healing, build their resilience, and foster compassion in the classroom.

Managing Your Professional Identity Online: A Guide for Faculty, Staff, and Administrators

Managing Your Professional Identity Online: A Guide for Faculty, Staff, and Administrators

by Kathryn E. Linder

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Call number: 378.12 Lin

Collection: Browsing Collection

Published: 2018

Publisher: Stylus Publishing (VA)

In higher education, professional online identities have become increasingly important. A rightly worded tweet can cause an academic blog post to go viral. A wrongly worded tweet can get a professor fired. Regular news items in The Chronicle of Higher Education and Inside Higher Ed provide evidence that reputations are both built and crushed via online platforms. Ironically, given the importance of digital identities to job searches, the promotion and distribution of scholarly work, pedagogical innovation, and many other components of an academic life, higher education professionals receive little to no training about how to best represent themselves in a digital space. Managing Your Professional Identity Online fills this gap by offering higher education professionals the information and guidance they need to design, build, and maintain professional online identities.

Strategic Analytics: Integrating Management Science and Strategy

Strategic Analytics: Integrating Management Science and Strategy

by Martin Kunc

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Call number: 658.4 Kun

Collection: Browsing Collection

Published: 2018

Publisher: Wiley

Strategic Analytics: Integrating Management Science and Strategy combines strategy content with strategy process through the lenses of management science, masterfully defining the common ground that unites both fields. Each chapter starts with the perspective of a certain strategy problem, such as competition, but continues with an explanation of the strategy process using management science tools such as simulation. Facilitating the process of strategic decision making through the lens of management science, the author integrates topics that are usually in conflict for MBAs: strategy and quantitative methods. Strategic Analytics features multiple international real-life case studies and examples, business issues for further research and theory review questions and exercises at the end of each chapter.

Guardians of the Next Generation: Igniting the Passion for High-Quality Teaching

Guardians of the Next Generation: Igniting the Passion for High-Quality Teaching

by Jennifer A. Smolinski, Kristen Bonanno-Sotiropoulos, Nicholas D. Young

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Call number: 371.102 You

Collection: Browsing Collection

Published: 2018

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

Ask teachers why they have pursued a career in education and they are likely to mention a strong desire to make a difference in the lives of children or suggest that teaching was a calling not just a job. Research shows that in addition to these reasons, teachers also indicated that they joined the academic ranks to share a deep interest in a particular subject area, to work with students of different backgrounds and abilities, or to engage students in creative ways. For these reasons, and many more, Guardians of the Next Generation: Igniting the Passion for High Quality Teaching, addresses the very heart of what helps teachers to make learning meaningful to children.

Book Banning in 21st-Century America

Book Banning in 21st-Century America

by Emily J.M. Knox

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Call number: 303.376 Kno

Collection: Browsing Collection

Published: 2015

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

Book Banning in 21st Century America, based on thirteen contemporary book challenge cases in schools and public libraries across the United States, argues that understanding contemporary reading practices, especially interpretive strategies, is vital to understanding why people attempt to censor books in schools and public libraries.

Cultivating a Growth Mindset in Students

Cultivating a Growth Mindset in Students

by Jacob Williams

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Call number: 370.15 Wil

Collection: Browsing Collection

Published: 2018

Publisher: National Professional Resources

Why do some highly capable students not excel in school while others achieve great success? Why do some individuals consistently exert effort when faced with challenges while others give up? And what can teachers do to help ensure all learners work hard and meet their full potential? The answer comes down to mindset. This quick-reference laminated guide looks at the two mindset types identified by Carol Dweck (2006): fixed mindset and growth mindset. It reviews the characteristics of each mindset type, the ways in which teachers’ mindsets affect their instructional practices and their behavior toward students, and outlines ways in which they can create an environment that cultivates a growth mindset.

The Bullet Journal Method: Track the Past, Order the Present, Design the Future

The Bullet Journal Method: Track the Past, Order the Present, Design the Future

by Ryder Carroll

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Call number: 640.43 Car

Collection: Browsing Collection

Published: 2018

Publisher: Portfolio

For years Ryder Carroll tried countless organizing systems, online and off, but none of them fit the way his mind worked. Out of sheer necessity, he developed a method called the Bullet Journal that helped him become consistently focused and effective. When he started sharing his system with friends who faced similar challenges, it went viral. Just a few years later, to his astonishment, Bullet Journaling is a global movement. The Bullet Journal Method is about much more than organizing your notes and to-do lists. It's about what Carroll calls "intentional living": weeding out distractions and focusing your time and energy in pursuit of what's truly meaningful, in both your work and your personal life. It's about spending more time with what you care about, by working on fewer things.

Fix Your Team: The Tools You Need to Rebuild Relationships, Address Conflict and Stop Destructive Behaviours

Fix Your Team: The Tools You Need to Rebuild Relationships, Address Conflict and Stop Destructive Behaviours

by Rose Bryant-Smith

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Call number: 658.4 Bry

Collection: Browsing Collection

Published: 2018

Publisher: Wiley

This book offers diagnostic guidance to help you analyze existing issues with confidence, and a clear framework for removing the dysfunction. It includes practical scenarios we can all relate to, and actionable guidance on building buy-in, executing the strategy and looking after yourself through tough transformations. By tackling problems early and providing employees with the opportunity to improve their working relationships, managers, human resources and other internal advisors demonstrate their commitment to productivity, genuine care for employees and dedication to a healthy and ethical working environment. People working in dysfunctional teams will understand better what is going on, and understand what options exist for improvement.

Virtual Mentoring for K-12 Literacy Instruction

Virtual Mentoring for K-12 Literacy Instruction

by Paula Saine

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Call number: 372.34 Sai

Collection: Browsing Collection

Published: 2018

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

There is no research-based text that provides a model for teaching and learning in a virtual environment with literacy learners. Therefore, this book focuses on preparing challenging students to be successful independent learners for the twenty first century. This will involve a model where students are constructing their own meaning not only within the traditional brick and mortar environment with the assistance of the classroom teacher, but also in an online environment scaffolded by a virtual tutor.

Transforming Higher Education: Who Will Create the Future?

Transforming Higher Education: Who Will Create the Future?

by Bill Sharpe, Graham Leicester

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Call number: 378.73 Lei

Collection: Browsing Collection

Published: 2018

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

The rise of online courses, growing costs, declining completion rates, increasingly diverse student populations, disruptions from outside innovators—as the leader of a higher education institution, you’re facing unprecedented upheaval. Rather than simply managing this change, you can harness it to dramatically improve the future—for your students, for your institution, for society at large. It’s about bringing together the complex array of stakeholders in higher education—including administrators, faculty, boards, regents, and directors—to engage in honest and creative conversations about where the system is and where it ought to be. Transforming Higher Education provides three plausible scenarios for the future of higher education. By exploring what the future might bring, you can better prepare for your role in creating it.

Achievement Gap: A Poverty Crisis, Not an Education Crisis

Achievement Gap: A Poverty Crisis, Not an Education Crisis

by Michele Wages

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Call number: 362.5 Wag

Collection: Browsing Collection

Published: 2018

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

The achievement gap is one of the most talked about issues in U.S. education. It shows up in grades, standardized test scores, course selection, dropout rates, and college completion. This book argues that the focus on the gap is misplaced. Today, we need to look at the societal factors that have accumulated over time and have resulted in poverty level pay for teachers, lack of resources in out poorest schools and an abundance of children entering our schools unprepared. Dr. Wages has written a detailed, well documented book that can serve as an informative resource to create an awareness of the multidimensional and complex issues of poverty.

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