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Posted by terryjamesresourcecentre on September 26, 2012

When Teaching Gets Tough : Smart Ways To Reclaim Your Game by Allen N. Mendler. ASCD memberbook.

Overwhelmed by unruly students, difficult parents, and never-ending classroom distractions?  Tired of scavenging and pleading for basic school supplies?  Wonder if anyone notices or cares how much effort you put into teaching everyday?  If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this book is for you.  Reclaim and sustain your energy and enthusiasm for teaching with practical strategies you can use to make things better right away.  The discussion is organized around : managing difficult students ; working with unappreciative and irritating adults ; making the best of an imperfect environment ; finding time to take top-notch care of yourself.  Also includes sections for administrators who want to help teachers stay at the top of their game.

Link to catalogue

Lives of the Artists : Masterpieces, Messes (and what the neighbors thought) by Kathleen Krull.

What’s behind all that painting, drawing, and sculpting?  What is it about artists that makes both their work and lives so fascinating – to themselves, to their curious  neighbours, and to all of us?  Come along on this fly-on-the-wall tour across centuries and continents and discover why the neighbours of twenty of the world’s greatest artists have had so much to whisper about.

Link to catalogue

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