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Deadly Secrets: A Cal Corwin Mystery Suspense Thriller (Cal Corwin, Private Eye Book 5)

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The long-awaited NEW RELEASE from D. D. VanDyke! Private eye California “Cal” Corwin faces her most dangerous case yet in DEADLY SECRETS.When Cal Corwin is asked to find a missing man, she’s happy to get away from sleazy infidelity cases, boring skip-tracing, and her mother’s irritations. But as the disappearance invites murder, she uncovers layer upon layer of deadly secrets—secrets some will kill to protect.Come visit a panoply of colorful characters once again in DEADLY SECRETS, including important revelations from your favorite hitman, Thomas.The Cal Corwin, Private Eye Series:- Loose Ends- In A Bind- Slipknot- The Girl in the Morgue- Deadly Secrets
Publication date: 10/30/2018
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 249 pages

All Hands on Deck: Tools for Connecting Educators, Parents, and Communities (Corwin Connected Educators Series)

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Bring communities together for involvement that makes a difference!Impact your students in a positive way and join the leagues of educators who are learning to engage with students, parents, and communities using social media and Web 2.0 technologies. Featuring practical strategies that you’ll want to put to use right away, plus a dedicated series website for additional resources, this short and easy-to-follow book will show you:
  • How smartphones and tablets can work for your goals
  • The secret to getting—and keeping—parents involved
  • How to inform, engage, and empower stakeholders
  • How tools like Skype can connect the community at large
Published by: Corwin | Publication date: 09/04/2014
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 72 pages

No More Fake Reading: Merging the Classics With Independent Reading to Create Joyful, Lifelong Readers (Corwin Literacy)

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For middle- and high-school teachers, it’s one of today’s most vexing problems: How do you motivate students with varied interests and little appetite for classic literature to stop faking their way through texts and start advancing as skilled, engaged readers? Independent reading is an important part of the answer, but it’s just that — a part of the whole. In this groundbreaking book, Berit Gordon offers the complete solution, a blended model that combines the benefits of classic literature with the motivational power of choice reading. With the blended model, teachers lead close examinations of key passages from classic texts, guiding students to an understanding of important reading strategies they can transfer to their choice books. Teachers gain a platform for demonstrating the critical reading skills students so urgently require, and students thrive on reading what they want to read.In this research-backed book, Gordon leads you step by step to classroom success with the blended model, showing:
  • The basics of getting your classroom library up and running
  • How to build a blended curriculum for both fiction and non-fiction units, keeping relevant standards in mind
  • Tips and resources to help with day-to-day planning
  • Ideas for selecting class novel passages that provide essential cultural capital and bolster students’ reading skills
  • Strategies for bringing talk into your blended reading classroom
  • How to reach the crucial learning goal of transfer
  • A practical, user-friendly approach for assessing each student’s progress
No More Fake Reading gives you all the tools you need to put the blended model to work for your students and transform your classroom into a vibrant reading environment.Berit Gordon coaches teachers as they nurture lifelong readers and writers. Her path as an educator began in the classroom in the Dominican Republic before teaching in New York City public schools. She also taught at the Teachers College of Columbia University in English Education. She currently works as a literacy consultant in grades 3-12 and lives in Maplewood, New Jersey with her husband and three children. 
Author: Berit Gordon
Published by: Corwin | Publication date: 07/07/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 288 pages

Slipknot: A Private Investigator Crime and Suspense Mystery Thriller (Cal Corwin, Private Eye Book 3)

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After a woman is found dead in Cal Corwin's car and police detectives come knocking at her door, the case turns far more personal than first it seemed. As the ghosts of past cases rear their ugly heads, not only must she find out who murdered the victim, but why. Teasing the answers out soon reveals the disturbing question: Who is the hunter, and who hunted?Slipknot is Book 3 of the Cal Corwin mystery series. Set against the rich backdrop of the San Francisco Bay Area, Cal Corwin novels brim with intrigue and fully fleshed characters from cops and criminals to hit men, oddball family and unexpected allies.The California Corwin P. I. Mystery Series:- Loose Ends + Off the Leash- In A Bind- Slipknot- The Girl in the MorgueMore to come!
Published by: Reaper Press | Publication date: 11/10/2015
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 271 pages

Concept-Based Curriculum and Instruction for the Thinking Classroom (Corwin Teaching Essentials)

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Develop students’ critical thinking, abstract reasoning, and creative learning skills with concept-based teaching!Take learning beyond the facts with a teaching approach that develops conceptual thinking and problem-solving skills. A Concept-Based curriculum recaptures students’ innate curiosity about the world and provides the thrilling feeling of using one’s mind well. Concept-Based teachers will learn how to:
  • Meet the demands of rigorous academic standards
  • Use the Structure of Knowledge and Process when designing disciplinary units
  • Engage students in inquiry through inductive teaching
  • Identify conceptual lenses and craft quality generalizations
Published by: Corwin | Publication date: 02/02/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 248 pages

Social Media Wellness: Helping Tweens and Teens Thrive in an Unbalanced Digital World (Corwin Teaching Essentials)

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Solutions for navigating an ever-changing social media worldToday’s students face a challenging paradox: the digital tools they need to complete their work are often the source of their biggest distractions. Students can quickly become overwhelmed trying to manage the daily confluence of online interactions with schoolwork, extracurricular activities, and family life. Written by noted author and educator Ana Homayoun, Social Media Wellness is the first book to successfully decode the new language of social media for parents and educators and provide pragmatic solutions to help students:
  • Manage distractions 
  • Focus and prioritize 
  • Improve time-management
  • Become more organized and boost productivity
  • Decrease stress and build empathy
With fresh insights and a solutions-oriented perspective, this crucial guide will help parents, educators and students work together to promote healthy socialization, effective self-regulation, and overall safety and wellness. "Ana Homayoun has written the very book I’ve yearned for, a must-read for teachers and parents. I have been recommending Ana’s work for years, but Social Media Wellness is her best yet; a thorough, well-researched and eloquent resource for parents and teachers seeking guidance about how to help children navigate the treacherous, ever-changing waters of social media and the digital world."—Jessica Lahey, New York Times Bestselling Author of The Gift of Failure"This is the book I’ve been waiting for. Ana Homayoun gives concrete strategies for parents to talk with their teens without using judgment and fear as tools. This is a guidebook you can pick up at anytime, and which your teen can read, too. I’ll be recommending it to everyone I know."—Rachel Simmons, New York Times Bestselling Author of The Curse of the Good GirlRead About Ana Homayoun in the news:
  • NYTimes, The Secret Social Media Lives of Teenagers
  • Pacific Standard, Holier Than Thou IPO: Snapchat and Effective Parenting
  • Parenttoolkit.com, Emojis, Streaks, Stories, and Scores: What Parents Need to Know About Snapchat
  • Los Angeles Review of Books, Life and Death 2.0: When Your Grandmother Dies Online
Author: Ana Homayoun
Published by: Corwin | Publication date: 07/27/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 240 pages

The Girl in the Morgue: A California Corwin P.I. Mystery (Cal Corwin, Private Eye Book 4)

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Thirty-something ex-cop-turned-P.I. Cal Corwin faces her most puzzling murder case yet. When a friend of a friend dies in suspicious circumstances, the police believe it's open-and-shut. As Cal digs deeper to get to the bottom of the mystery, she finds herself a target for those who want the truth to stay dead and buried.The Girl in the Morgue is the fourth novel in the Cal Corwin series of hard-boiled neo-noir mystery-thrillers.The Cal Corwin, Private Eye Series- Loose Ends + Off the Leash- In A Bind- Slipknot- The Girl in the Morgue- Deadly SecretsMore to come!
Publication date: 06/30/2017
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 383 pages

In A Bind: A Private Investigator Crime and Suspense Mystery Thriller (California Corwin P. I. Mystery Series Book 2)

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"This author has rapidly become one of my favorites with this Cal Corwin series! His characters absolutely come alive. The storyline is fast-paced and hard to put down!" - JanWhen a blackmailed drag queen walks into Cal Corwin's P. I. agency, she quickly throws herself into the investigation, but with each new clue she finds the case gets murkier, its web of lies more tangled. When murder rears its ugly head, it becomes clear more is at stake than money, and Cal must watch her own back even as she tries to find the culprit.In A Bind is the second book in the new P. I. mystery series from D. D. VanDyke, though they can be read in any order. Set against the rich backdrop of the San Francisco Bay Area, Cal Corwin novels brim with intrigue and fully fleshed characters from cops and criminals to hit men, oddball family and unexpected allies.The California Corwin P. I. Mystery Series:- Off the Leash- Loose Ends- In A Bind- Slipknot- The Girl in the MorgueMore to come!
Published by: Reaper Press | Publication date: 11/23/2014
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 256 pages

These 6 Things: How to Focus Your Teaching on What Matters Most (Corwin Literacy)

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Dave Stuart Jr.’s work is centered on a simple belief: all students and teachers can flourish. These 6 Things is all about streamlining your practice so that you’re teaching smarter, not harder, and kids are learning, doing, and flourishing in ELA and content-area classrooms. In this essential resource, teachers will receive:
  • Proven, classroom-tested advice delivered in an approachable, teacher-to-teacher style that builds confidence
  • Practical strategies for streamlining instruction in order to focus on key beliefs and literacy-building activities
  • Solutions and suggestions for the most common teacher and student “hang-ups”
  • Numerous recommendations for deeper reading on key topics
 
Published by: Corwin | Publication date: 06/28/2018
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 272 pages

The Power of Branding: Telling Your School's Story (Corwin Connected Educators Series)

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Turn a spotlight on what’s great about your school!Inform, engage, and support your school community with this step-by-step guide in the Connected Educators Series.  Begin exploring the benefits of branding and create an action plan for sharing the excellent things unfolding in your classroom, school, or district.  Includes concrete suggestions and in-depth case studies that will help you:
  • Artfully create a brand name, symbol or design
  • Share great events using blogs and more
  • Empower all stakeholders, including students
  • Teach digital citizenship K-12
Use this all-inclusive guide to start sharing just how special your school is!
Published by: Corwin | Publication date: 09/04/2014
Kindle book details: Kindle Edition, 72 pages
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