Lift Off

From the Classroom to the Stars

Lift Off

An inspirational rallying call about education, race, and the true nature of equality—the Harvard Graduate School of Education convocation speech praised as “powerful” by Hillary Rodham Clinton in Teen Vogue and “inspired” by Justin Timberlake. In emotionally charged spoken-word poetry, Livingston shares a message of hope and hard truths, declaring that education can become an equalizer only if we first acknowledge the inequality and racial divides holding back America’s future. Livingston is dedicated to helping young people reach their celestial potential, and in his galvanizing commencement address, now adapted for the first time to the page, he calls on us to raise our voices on behalf of all children, as their brighter futures can light up our own. Together, we can lift off! Praise for Donovan Livingston “Donovan Livingston gave a powerful speech at the Harvard Graduate School of Education’s convocation. In a spoken-word poem, he shared his struggles in life and urged his fellow graduates to fight inequality and inspire students. . . . Donovan’s message hit home. . . . [He is] part of a rising generation that’s . . . standing up to some of the biggest challenges in the world today.”—Hillary Rodham Clinton, Teen Vogue “These are the words, and Donovan Livingston’s voice and spirit are the music, but in any form, this rare graduation speech tells us that learning is full of bias yet can lead us to the stars.”—Gloria Steinem “Donovan Livingston’s Lift Off is our youth’s gift to us. In this joyous young man’s voice is the promise of tomorrow.”—James McBride

Sticks, Stones & Songs

The Corey Story

Sticks, Stones & Songs

The author's parents come from respectable stock, God-honoring, community-centered and self-made. When her father Arthur Corey goes off the deep end of religion to become an itinerate preacher, his relatives don't understand. Nor does Margaret his wife, nor does her extended family--at least for a time. The story is told in three parts: Chronicle One begins in 1937 with Arthur's purchase of an abandoned grange hall that becomes the Grange House into which babies, including the author, are born...one after another, after another. The children grow up within the shadow of a father's strong character and unpredictable style, and under the tutelage of their faithful mother, all the while living without electricity next to an outhouse where catalogs are used instead of toilet paper. This clan becomes skilled in facing challenges with grit, in adapting throwaways into tools, and in building experiences into strengths. Chronicle Two is the author's first-person story beginning with her earliest memory. The memory of taking apart the Grange House, while living in it, and carrying it down the highway piece by piece to build a barn-like temporary shack that becomes the Farmhouse. During the next twelve years, the family grows by two more babies, some in-laws, and multiple foster children. All the while working toward the day that: We finally have a real house. Chronicle Three brings the entire clan together for the first time in 27 years at a family reunion--a time of re-acquaintance, restoration, and renewal.

Strategies that Work

Teaching Comprehension for Understanding and Engagement

Strategies that Work

Describes strategies teachers can use to promote reading comprehension in students from kindergarten through eighth grade; and includes examples of student work, illustrations, and other reference tools.

Creative Resources for the Early Childhood Classroom

Creative Resources for the Early Childhood Classroom

Now in it's second edition, this book assists the early childhood teacher in designing developmentally appropriate curriculums and is a "must-have" resource for any early childhood educator or caregiver.

New Virtual Field Trips

New Virtual Field Trips

Better than ever, this latest edition brings you more than 440 of the most exciting, educational, and innovative Web sites available for taking your students on unforgettable Internet field trips. Visit sites that tie into National Science Standards, use inquiry-based learning, or encourage independent studies! Make this guide your road map to quality Web sites. You'll avoid inappropriate and hard-to- navigate sites, and students will thank you for their trouble-free virtual trips.

Language is Fun

Teacher's book. Level two. Book two

Language is Fun

"The books in this kit cover language development and provide ways to integrate the curriculum."--Back of container.