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New books from Peabody professors and alumni

Posted by on Thursday, June 27, 2013 in Read About It, Summer 2013.

Ilana Horn

Strength in Numbers: Collaborative Learning in Secondary Mathematics (NCTM, 2012), by Ilana Horn, associate professor in the Department of Teaching and Learning, supports teachers in developing tools for effective group work in their secondary mathematics classrooms. It examines how students experience learning mathematics in collaborative settings and offers ways to develop tasks, concepts, strategies and tools that create successful group work and reach students of all abilities.

Molly Collins

So Much More than the ABCs: The Early Phases of Reading and Writing (NAEYC Books, 2013), co-authored by Molly Collins, BS’92, and Judith A. Schickedanz, is a book supporting children’s early literacy. Collins examines what children need to learn in their early years and the strategies that teachers can use to help children acquire these foundations. The book is useful in helping parents and early childhood professionals support young children as they embark on their journey into reading and writing.

Bill Mott

The Board Game: A Story of Hope and Inspiration for CEOs and Governing Boards (Visualink Creative, 2013), by William R. Mott, MLS’78, PhD’80, is focused on helping nonprofit organizations achieve higher levels of success by elevating the effectiveness and functionality of its CEO and governing board. The book reads as an engaging, fictional story that illustrates how behaviors and governing styles affect an organization and offers solutions to troublesome practices that are disruptive or worse.

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