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New year, new book

Posted on January 04, 2013 in Inclusion, News

Well, I have been in hiding for weeks trying to finish my latest book project and I am so excited to finally get to share it with all of you in this first week of the year. Don’t We Already Do Inclusion? won’t be out until February 1, but my new publisher, Cambridge Book Review Press, is accepting pre-orders if you want to be one of the first on your block to get it.

This book is somewhat different from others I have done as it…

“Don’t We Already Do Inclusion?”: 100 Ideas for Improving Inclusive Schools

“Paula Kluth has done it again! A lively, practical and engaging how-to book on creating inclusion. Her focus is on all of us…

DAY 12: My Ideal Bookshelf

Posted on December 24, 2012 in News

How appropriate to end this list with a selection about choosing favorite books! This collection of essays was a treat as I love books and I love to hear about…

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My Ideal Bookshelf

The books that we choose to keep –let alone read– can say a lot about who we are and how we see ourselves. In My Ideal Bookshelf, dozens of leading cultural figures share…

DAY 11: The One World Schoolhouse

Posted on December 23, 2012 in Collaboration, News

If you are interested in personalized learning or are just have a love for technology, you have to pick up The One World Schoolhouse. This is written by Salman Khan (you know, the guy from Khan Academy) and it is as fascinating as it is fun. You will learn about…

The One World Schoolhouse: Education Reimagined

A free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere: this is the goal of the Khan Academy, a passion project that grew from an ex-engineer and hedge funder’s online tutoring sessions with his niece, who was struggling with algebra, into a worldwide phenomenon. Today millions of students, parents, and teachers use…

DAY 10: Changing Lives

Posted on December 22, 2012 in News

Turnstall’s book tells the story of El Sistema, a large-scale (to say the least) education project that has been implemented and replicated in several cities around the world. El Sistema, started in Venezuela, teaches hundreds of thousands of…

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Changing Lives: Gustavo Dudamel, El Sistema, and the Transformative Power of Music

When Gustavo Dudamel, at the age of twenty-eight, ascended the podium at the Hollywood Bowl for his inaugural concert as conductor of the Los Angeles Philharmonic, he immediately captivated the hearts of his audience, just as he had the minds of…

DAY 9: Hellhound on His Trail

Posted on December 21, 2012 in News

I had to include this book even though it is a 2011 publication. Close enough, right? I went right from 11/22/63 to reading Hellhound on His Trail as Stephen King really got me interested in the turbulent 1960s with his fictionalized account of the JFK assassination. I thought this book would be primarily about James Earl Ray and his pursuit of King, but I was pleasantly..

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Hellhound On His Trail: The Electrifying Account of the Largest Manhunt In American History

On April 4, 1968, James Earl Ray shot Martin Luther King at the Lorraine Motel. The nation was shocked, enraged, and saddened. As chaos erupted across …

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