Description : J. Gary Lilyquist synthesizes such innovative concepts as, systems thinking, mental models, effective school research, and Deming's theories of management to propose the new Balance Alignment Model, a wide-ranging approach for fostering school improvement. Three case studies demonstrate why schools are not improving and how Lilyquist's model can facilitate student learning.
Description : The second in a fantastic funny younger series from Carnegie and Branford Boase long-listed author, Joanne Owen. Martha is still causing accidental mayhem in this second book in the series. She accidentally drops a nutmeg into a "grow and move" potion concocted by grumpy witch, Griselda Gritch . . . and mayhem unfolds, including an even-grumpier-than-Griselda-Gritch magical nutmeg lady, the village hall being accidentally knocked down by a herd of cows, and a VERY eventful and catastrophic village fete and football match. Everybody blames Martha - again!
Description : An isolated ocean-view village on the dunes above South Santa Monica Bay, Manhattan Beach grew with the arrival of railroads. This quaint, upscale jewel of the Los Angeles County coast has been known for its cottage-style living, the Metlox Pottery Company and the iconic pier. These diverse stories mix the city's controversies, including the still unsolved 1936 murder of Reid Russell, with true tales of pioneering women, controversial politics and the vicissitudes of seaside city development. Join author Jan Dennis, a former Manhattan Beach city mayor, on this illuminating tour through the issues and eras of her beloved city's history.
Description : Inside the walls of Lincoln School there are lots of deep, dark secrets. Money is being stolen from the student activity fund, a teacher is accused of raping a student, another teacher is caught hitting a student, and a teacher is having an affair with the parent of a student. The biggest secret of all is who poisoned the principal, a man who was hated by the majority of staff members in the building. There are lots of suspects. Fifth grade teacher Dana Lawrence is determined to figure out who did it. Get to know sleuth Dana, and what happens within the walls of Lincoln School, in this first in a series of mysteries.
Description : This groundbreaking book exposes the various manifestations and effects of abuse and offers practical solutions for its prevention and correction.
Description : Blake Drywater is plagued by bullies, doesn't like any of his classes, and hates school in general. However all of this changes when he learns that his new science teacher is a wizard. His class are promptly turned into roaches and earthworms, and are magically taken to England in the blink of an eye. But Blake soon learns there is more than science going on in his classroom. An evil wizard is after a potion his teacher has made--a potion with enough power to change the world. And when Blake is given the potion soon thereafter, he finds himself facing problems far harder than any science exam!
Description : There are things the people of Winter, Wisconsin, would rather forget. The year the Nazis came to town, for one. That fire, for another. But what they'd really like to forget is Christian Cage. Seventeen-year-old Christian's parents disappeared when he was a little boy. Ever since, he's drawn obsessively: his mother's face...her eyes...and what he calls "the sideways place," where he says his parents are trapped. Christian figures if he can just see through his mother's eyes, maybe he can get there somehow and save them. But Christian also draws other things. Ugly things. Evil things. Dark things. Things like other people's fears and nightmares. Their pasts. Their destiny. There's one more thing the people of Winter would like to forget: murder. But Winter won’t be able to forget the truth, no matter how hard it tries. Not as long as Christian draws the dark...
Description : A hard-hitting novel that breaks open the gritty world of teen relationship abuse, by the author of The Gospel According to Larry "Unlike Abby, I hadn't had a boyfriend since Peter last year, and even that was stretching the definition of boyfriend way past anything Webster would recognize. I had better luck holding the attention of a roomful of people in a comedy club than a guy-I couldn't decide if that was good or just plain pathetic." Seventeen-year-old Becky Martin-smart, funny, ambitious-aspires to be a stand-up comic. While setting out to make her goal a reality, she meets Kip Costello, a rising star in the San Francisco comedy-club scene. And what could be better than an intense boyfriend who cares about every detail of her life? But Becky soon discovers a darker side to Kip, where emotional and physical abuse grow hand-in-hand. As the relationship goes from loving to controlling, Becky must find the courage to get help before it's too late. In this powerful novel, Janet Tashjian tackles the difficult and complex subject of teen relationship abuse from the viewpoints of both the victim and the perpetrator, showing that there are no easy answers for either-but many brave survivors.
Description : The fifth book in a funny chapter book series filled with full color illustrations and adorable animals! The squirrels of the Grumpy Woods have finally finished gathering their nuts for winter, when the Super Happy Party Bears find their stash...and eat the whole thing. To make it up to them, the bears show the squirrels another hoard they’ve found—one that belongs to the chipmunks! Suddenly, the bears' huge appetite has caused an all-out civil war between two rival nut hoarders: the Puffy Cheeks (the chipmunks) and the Twitchy Tails (the squirrels). Can the bears prevent the Grumpy Woods from getting too nutty? Read all of the Super Happy Party Bears adventures: Super Happy Party Bears: Gnawing Around Super Happy Party Bears: Knock Knock on Wood Super Happy Party Bears: Staying A Hive An Imprint Book