Monday, October 29, 2012

The First Days of School

If you are a teacher or studying to become one then The First Days of School will be a valuable resource. The book provides practical research based advice and inspiring anecdotal notes to assist you in becoming an effective teacher.

Teachers overwhelmed with issues concerning classroom management will find direction on how to create an atmosphere conducive to learning by establishing classroom rules and procedures. The book also covers such topics as developing lesson plans and building a strong rapport with students.

Stop by the UNT Dallas library for more information about this and other teacher education related books and resources.

Friday, October 12, 2012

New Media @ the library

 The Arts as Therapy with Children. Pittsburgh: Expressive Media, Inc, 2008.
        The creative Arts program for young children in poor neighborhoods emphasizes the mental health values and social benefits of participation in the arts through music, dance, art, and drama.” (from back of DVD)
Drama Therapy with Children. Pittsburgh: Expressive Media, Inc, 2008.
        This DVD includes two short videos, “Playing and Pretending” (22 minutes) and “Pleasure of Play” (18 minutes).

Serpico. Hollywood: Paramount, 1973.
        Serpico was based on the true story of a New York policeman who discovers that honesty is not expected to be a part of his job. He endures scorn and mistreatment from his fellow cops while attempting to perform his job with integrity.” From the back of the DVD.