Current Interest Topics in the MERIT Professional Collection

The Teaching Profession: Present and Future, by A. Reis Monteiro.
Springer, 2015
Series: SpringerBriefs in education
Educational evaluation
Education — Study and teaching
Education — Aims and objectives
Prof LB 1775 .M684 2015

Stop Leading Like It’s Yesterday!: Key Concepts for Shaping Today’s School Culture, by Casey Reason.
Solution Tree Press, 2015
Educational leadership
School management and organization
Prof LB 2806 .R34 2015

PPP Paradox: Promise and Perils of Public-Private Partnership in Education, by Pritha Gopalan.
SAGE Publications, 2013
Privatization in education
Public schools
Education and state
Educational change
Prof LB 2806.36 .G69 2013

Education’s Flashpoints: Upside Down or Set-Up to Fail, by Jim Dueck.
Rowman & Littlefield, 2015
School improvement programs
Education and state
Prof LB 2822.8 .D83 2015

Building Trust in Teacher Evaluations: It’s Not What You Say; It’s How You Say It, by Shelly M. Arneson; foreword by Charlotte Danielson.
Corwin, 2015
Teachers — Rating of — United States
Communication in education — United States
Trust — United States
Prof LB 2838 .A763 2015

Deliberate Optimism: Reclaiming the Joy in Education, by Debbie Silver, Jack C. Berckemeyer, Judith Baenen.
Corwin, 2015
Teacher morale
Teachers – Job satisfaction
Motivation in education
School management and organization
Prof LB 2840 .S55 2015

Queer Teachers, Identity and Performativity, edited by Anne Harris and Emily M. Gray.
Palgrave Macmillan, 2014
Series:  Palgrave studies in gender and education
Palgrave pivot
Gay teachers
Lesbian teachers
Sexual minorities – Identity
Prof LB 2844.1.G39 Q43 2014

A School Leader’s Guide to Sstandards-Based Grading, by Tammy Heflebower, Jan K. Hoegh, & Phil Warrick ; with Mitzi Hoback, Margaret McInteer, & Bev Clemens ; foreword by Robert J. Marzano.
Marzano Research Laboratory, 2014
Grading and marking (Students) — United States
Education ‡x Standards — United States
Prof LB 3060.37 .H44 2014

More Than a Score: The New Uprising Against High-Stakes Testing, edited by Jesse Hagopian.
Haymarket Books, ‡c 2014.
Summary: Education “reformers” (mostly billionaires, politicians, and others with little or no teaching background) today find themselves facing the largest revolt in US history against high-stakes standardized testing. This is a collection of essays, poems, speeches, and interviews from frontline fighters defying corporate education reformers, often at great personal and professional risk, and fueling a national movement to reclaim and transform public education.
Educational tests and measurements – United States
Prof LB 3051 .M78 2014

Handbook of Urban Education, edited by H. Richard Milner IV & Kofi Lomotey.
Routledge, 2014
Summary: “This volume brings together leading scholars in urban education to focus on inner city matters, specifically as they relate to educational research, theory, policy, and practice.”
Prof LC 5131 H355 2014

Darwin-Inspired Learning, edited by Carolyn J. Boulter, Michael J. Reiss, and Dawn L. Sanders.
Sense Publishers, 2015
Series:  New directions in mathematics and science education; v. 28
Science — Study and teaching
Darwin, Charles, 1809-1882 — Influence
Evolution (Biology) — Study and teaching
Prof Q 181 .D26 2015

Climate Smart & Energy Wise: Advancing Science Literacy, Knowledge, and Know-How, by Mark S. McCaffrey; foreword by Eugenie C. Scott and Jay B. Labov.
Corwin, 2015
Climatology — Study and teaching — United States
Energy consumption — Study and teaching — United States
Energy conservation — Study and teaching — United States.
Prof QC 981.5 .M44 2015

Overview of UW Madison Media Space Offered June 2

SoE Faculty and Staff are invited to attend an overview of UW Madison’s Kaltura and MediaSpace on June 2 from 10-11:30 am.

MERIT Library Instruction practicum student, Kaitlin Springer will lead an informational session about MediaSpace.  The session will include time to consider course and program objectives, and time for specific questions about the video space and set of tools designed for instructional use.

Please RSVP to Catherine Stephens if you plan to attend.

MERIT Library Summer Reserves Requests due by May 26th

Please note that reserves requests for the Summer Semester are due at MERIT Library by May 26th, 2015 in order to be available at the start of the semester.

EReserves appear online as part of a web resource called “Library Course Pages”.  Within the MyUW portal, students will find EReserves, along with library resources posted by library instruction staff.  “Library course pages” are intended to be collaborative between faculty and library staff, and serve as a web vehicle to post both EReserves and library instruction resources online.

Contact Jim Jonas with questions about posting library instruction resources for students.

Keep the following in mind when submitting Reserves requests:

— Provide complete citations for items being placed on electronic reserves.  We need the author & title of the book/journal, copyright date and copyright holder.  For books, you can simply photocopy the title page and (usually) the back of the title page, which gives the copyright information.  If you need assistance in identifying the citation for these materials, please ask MERIT Library reference staff for assistance.

— If you would like items that are currently on reserves (from spring) kept on reserves for the summer semester, please let me know as soon as possible.  If I do not hear from you, they will be removed at the end of the spring semester.

You may print the Reserve List request form, fill it out and return to Donna Meicher at 368 Teacher Education Building.  Or, you may submit your request electronically using our online request form.

For more information, see our guidelines for placing items on reserves at MERIT Library.  You may also want to review the campus libraries reserve policy.

If you have questions or concerns about the MERIT Library reserves process, you may contact Donna Meicher, Vince Jenkins, or Anna Lewis.

COURSE-RELATED CUSTOM INSTRUCTION SESSIONS focused on technology skills, technology integration, and information literacy are available from MERIT Library. Please see our Course Related Instruction webpage for more information.

Doggie Decompress Day

Tuesday, May 5th, 4:30-6:30pm in MERIT Library.

The dog days of finals are upon us.

Feeling the pressure of the end of the semester?  If so, MERIT will be hosting a “dog day” on May 5th where students can come in, relax, and enjoy the company of some canine friends.  So if you are feeling the heat of a closing semester, come on down to MERIT Library and enjoy a real treat!

(Our resident doggie Bodie will be available from 3-4pm)