Recent Reads

These are links to reviews I’ve written on Goodreads.  If you use Goodreads, and want to trade book updates, you can find me there as ShiftingPhases.

Every Minute Counts: Making Your Math Class WorkEvery Minute Counts: Making Your Math Class Work by David R. Johnson

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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Academically Adrift: Limited Learning on College CampusesAcademically Adrift: Limited Learning on College Campuses by Richard Arum

My rating: 5/5

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Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry Into the Value of WorkShop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry Into the Value of Work by Matthew B. Crawford

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

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We'll Call You If We Need You: Experiences of Women Working Construction (ILR Press Books)We’ll Call You If We Need You: Experiences of Women Working Construction by Susan Eisenberg

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

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Getting the Buggers to ThinkGetting the Buggers to Think by Sue Cowley

My rating: 4/5

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100 + Ideas for Teaching Thinking Skills (100+ Ideas)100 + Ideas for Teaching Thinking Skills by Stephen Bowkett

My rating: 2/5 stars

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I Won't Learn from You: The Role of Assent in Learning (Thistle Series)I Won’t Learn from You: The Role of Assent in Learning by Herbert R. Kohl

My rating: 4/5

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What Does it Mean to Be Well-Educated?: And Other Essays on Standards, Grading, and other FolliesWhat Does it Mean to Be Well-Educated?: And Other Essays on Standards, Grading, and other Follies by Alfie Kohn

My rating: 3/5

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The Having of Wonderful Ideas: And Other Essays on Teaching and LearningThe Having of Wonderful Ideas: And Other Essays on Teaching and Learning by Eleanor Duckworth

My rating: 3/5

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The Art and Craft of Problem SolvingThe Art and Craft of Problem Solving by Paul Zeitz

My rating: 4/5

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Teach Like a Champion: 49 Techniques that Put Students on the Path to CollegeTeach Like a Champion: 49 Techniques that Put Students on the Path to College by Doug Lemov

My rating: 2/5

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Strategies That Work: Teaching Comprehension to Enhance UnderstandingStrategies That Work: Teaching Comprehension to Enhance Understanding by Stephanie Harvey
My rating: 3/5

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The Right to Literacy in Secondary Schools: Creating a Culture of ThinkingThe Right to Literacy in Secondary Schools: Creating a Culture of Thinking, ed. Suzanne Plaut

My rating: 3/5

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Do I Really Have to Teach Reading?: Content Comprehension, Grades 6-12Do I Really Have to Teach Reading? by Cris Tovani

My rating: 5/5

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How to Solve It: A New Aspect of Mathematical Method (Princeton Science Library)How to Solve It: A New Aspect of Mathematical Method by George Pólya

My rating: 4/5

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Mindset: The New Psychology of SuccessMindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol S. Dweck

My rating: 3/5

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Test Better, Teach Better: The Instructional Role of Assessment

Test Better, Teach Better: The Instructional Role of Assessment by W. James Popham

My rating: 4/5

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I Read It, but I Don't Get It: Comprehension Strategies for Adolescent ReadersI Read It, but I Don’t Get It: Comprehension Strategies for Adolescent Readers by Cris Tovani

My rating: 5/5

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The Teaching Gap: Best Ideas from the World's Teachers for Improving Education in the Classroom

The Teaching Gap: Best Ideas from the World’s Teachers for Improving Education in the Classroom by James W. Stigler

My rating: 4/5

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The Mathematical Mechanic: Using Physical Reasoning to Solve ProblemsThe Mathematical Mechanic: Using Physical Reasoning to Solve Problems by Mark Levi

My rating: 3/5

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Classroom Assessment Techniques: A Handbook for College Teachers (Jossey Bass Higher and Adult Education Series)Classroom Assessment Techniques: A Handbook for College Teachers by Thomas A. Angelo

My rating: 2/5

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The Roller Coaster Year: Essays by and for Beginning Teachers

The Roller Coaster Year: Essays by and for Beginning Teachers by Kevin Ryan

My rating: 2/5

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Last Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit DisorderLast Child in the Woods: Saving Our Children from Nature-Deficit Disorder by Richard Louv

My rating: 4/5