May 06, 2021

New Professional Books | June 2021

Grant Wood Area Education Agency's Media Center makes available a wide variety of both fiction and nonfiction books. Some of these resources include books made to assist educators in their New Professional Books professioinal growth. Here are a few new suggestions from June 2021.

"The Body Keeps The Score : Brain, Mind, And Body In The Healing Of Trauma" by Bessel A. Van der Kolk

Using recent scientific advances, the author shows how trauma literally reshapes both body and brain, compromising sufferers' capacities for pleasure, engagement, self-control, and trust. Innovative treatments - from neurofeedback and meditation to sports, drama, and yoga - are explored, offering new paths to recovery by activating the brain's natural neuroplasticity.



"Culturally Responsive Teaching For Multilingual Learners : Tools For Equity" by Sydney Snyder

By using culturally responsive teaching as a framework for changing educational outcomes for multilingual learners, and presenting steps needed to develop a climate in which all students' backgrounds, experiences, and cultures are honored, educators can build a stronger and more diverse school community. Included in this book are: practical and printable research-based tools; case studies and reflection exercises to help identify implicit bias and mitigate deficit-based thinking; authentic classroom video clips showing what culturally responsive teaching looks like; and hand-drawn sketch note graphics that spotlight key concepts.

"The Ramped-up Read Aloud: What To Notice As You Turn The Page" by Maria P. Walther

This resource contains two-page read-aloud picture book conversations for 101 picture books, focusing on what to notice, say, and wonder in order to bolster students' literacy exponentially. It will help teachers foster a strong sense of community; celebrate the written (and illustrated) word; build a foundation for future reading and learning; expand vocabulary (with a focus on Tier 2 words); and so much more.