New Titles Sept. 9th

TED TalkHow to Deliver a Ted Talk: Secrets of the World’s Most Inspiring Presentations by Jeremey Donovan (CreateSpace, 2012).

“How to Deliver a TED Talk” is a complete guide to creating presentations that inspire others with your story. Based on an intensive study of the most popular TEDtalks, this step-by-step playbook shows you how to select your topic, craft your narrative, master your delivery and refine your design.” — Back cover.

Secrets of Happy FamiliesThe Secrets of Happy Families: Improve Your Mornings, Rethink Family Dinner, Fight Smarter, Go Out and Play, and Much More by Bruce Feiler (William Morrow, 2013).

An informative and compelling guide for families to enrich their home life in our age of distraction. Like millions of parents, bestselling author and New York Times family columnist Bruce Feiler felt squeezed between the needs of aging parents and rapidly growing children. Over three years, he traveled across the United States, seeking out the smartest people and the most effective families to assemble a collection of best practices for families today.

Gen on tightropGeneration on a Tightrope: A Portrait of Today’s College Student by Arthur Levine & Diane R.Dean (Jossey-Bass, 2012).

An understanding of today’s undergraduate college students is vital to the effectiveness of our nation’s colleges and universities. As Generation on a Tightrope clearly reveals, today’s students need a very different education than the undergraduates who came before them: an education for the 21st Century, which colleges and universities are so far ill-equipped to offer and which will require major changes of
them to provide. Examining college student expectations, aspirations, academics, attitudes, values, beliefs, social life, and politics, this book paints an accurate portrait of today’s students. Timely and comprehensive, this volume offers educators, researchers, practitioners, policymakers, and employers guidance and a much-needed grasp of the forces shaping the experiences of current undergraduates. The book: Is based on completely new research of 5,000 college students and student affairs practitioners
from 270 diverse college campuses Explores the similarities and differences between today’s generation of students and previous generations.

Preserving MediaPreserving and Exhibiting Media Art: Challenges and Perspectives by Vinzenz Hediger, Julia Noordegraaf, Barbara Le Maître, & Cosetta G.Saba (Editors)(Amsterdam University Press, 2013).

This vibrantly illustrated introduction to the emerging field of the preservation and presentation of media art brings together the contributions of authors from all over Europe and the United States. This volume can serve as a textbook for students in advanced degree programs in media art and museum studies, as well as an invaluable introduction for general readers. A potent combination of incisive scholarly articles and focused case studies, Preserving and Exhibiting Media Art offers a comprehensive overview of the history, theory, and practical skills of preserving media art.

Teaching Student LearningTeaching for student learning: becoming a master teacher by Kevin Ryan, James M. Cooper, & Susan Tauer (Wadsworth, 2013).

The book’s team of experienced educators and authors offers a set of practical tools, skills, and advice that teachers can put into immediate use in the field. The authors also aim to promote a high level of engagement and interaction with the program. TEACHING FOR STUDENT LEARNING retains the reader-friendly style and convenient format of the best-selling Ryan and Cooper texts. Its three-hole punched and perforated pages–along with its 25 brief, to-the-point chapters (modules)–make it easy for busy teachers to quickly find, understand, and use key information related to their most pressing needs.

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