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Book Giveaway: Break The Habit by Tara Betts

by Jose Vilson on August 9, 2012

in Book Giveaway

Hello and welcome to this installment of The Jose Vilson Book Giveaway, where I’ll do my best to offer the latest and greatest books I can scrounge up … and all for free.

< whooping and hollering here >

This week, I’m offering a very special, exclusive book for any and all contestants who wish to participate. Before I continue, though …

The rules are as follows:

1. Leave a comment at the bottom of this post with the words: “Back in ’94 they call me Chi-town’s Nas, Now them cats know I’m one of Chi-town’s gods.”

2. Hit “Like” in my fan page Jose Vilson.

3. (very important) Leave a comment on my Facebook page.

That’s IT!

The last day to enter your comment is Thursday, August 16th, 2012 at 11:59pm. Three winners will be randomly selected from all the commenters. Multiple entries are not allowed. Once you win, I’ll contact you directly with further details. Please make sure you respond quickly (within 48 hours of my choosing the winner), or you’ll lose the drawing.

The book I’m giving away in this entry is Breaking the Habit, an exclusive limited edition chapbook by Tara Betts. You’ll be glad you read it for sure. Here’s a sample excerpt from a poem from the book:

“how does a circle form, a silence swells,
finds some tongue & groove to latch
inside your mouth when you begin
to speak, tell a story in a softer voice,
lowered eyes levered by hollowing.

how does laughter lift, break whine when
a sting stabs the flattening moment
that lingered fecund, now drained.

what happens when blood disappears
what happens when empty drawers sigh
at closed doors and the clock ticks its curse
and brings you closer to some mortal tangle …”

- from “how does the road open”

That’s as far as I can go, but if you’d like more (and trust me, there’s more), follow the instructions to win your own exclusive copy.

It’s got real talk. She’s one of my favorite poets, so if you do win, I’d love to hear your thoughts.

Good luck to all the contestants! Yes sir!

Jose, who’s got at least one more before summer’s end …

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And the winner of the Book Giveaway is …

Susan S.

In a few minutes, I’ll be e-mailing you for your information. Everyone else, thanks for participating and stay tuned for the next giveaway, which is happening in a week or so! And it’s a movie!

In the meantime, check the book out at your favorite retailers!

For more information, ASCD has:

· Select sample chapters from the book here;
· A free study guide that goes along with the book here; and
· A recorded Talks with an Author interview featuring Wade and Pedro here.

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Creating the Opportunity to Learn: Moving from Research to Practice to Close the Achievement Gap by A. Wade Boykin and Pedro Noguera

Hello and welcome to this installment of The Jose Vilson Book Giveaway, where I’ll do my best to offer the latest and greatest books I can scrounge up … and all for free.

< whooping and hollering here >

This week, I’m offering a book for any and all contestants who wish to participate. Before I continue, though …

The rules are as follows:

1. Leave a comment at the bottom of this post with the words: “You can’t stop my go. I been born to be where I am.”

2. Hit “Like” in my fan page Jose Vilson (and leave the same comment on my page!).

That’s IT!

The last day to enter your comment is Thursday, October 20th, 2011 at 11:59pm. A winner will be randomly selected from all the commenters. Multiple entries are not allowed. Once you win, I’ll contact you directly with further details. Please make sure you respond quickly (within 48 hours of my choosing the winner), or you’ll lose the drawing.

The book I’m giving away in this entry is Creating the Opportunity to Learn: Moving from Research to Practice to Close the Achievement Gap by A. Wade Boykin and Pedro Noguera. I reviewed the book recently and I like it already. Here’s a few things I said then:

“To a teacher, some of these strategies seem obvious, but they don’t settle for the seemingly understood or ostensible. They dig deeper into the psychology of these strategies and why they’re so important. Unlike some research reviewers who settle for just aggregating their colleagues’ work, Boykin and Noguera hope to make a meaningful discourse in which all can participate. Unlike some researchers who only speak in professorial language when bringing up suggestions about their work, this duo prefers to clearly define and explicate these rather complex ideas in a clear and concise manner. The one piece that some educators might have asked for from Boykin and Noguera is the how, meaning how the ideas they proffer look like for the average teacher on a day-to-day basis. While there are some specific examples of these models in the book, the day-to-day narratives of how these practices look like daily would be useful if not necessary.”

It’s got real talk. Also included is actual advice from students. A well-rounded book in my opinion.

For more information, ASCD has:

· Select sample chapters from the book here;
· A free study guide that goes along with the book here; and
· A recorded Talks with an Author interview featuring Wade and Pedro here;

I’ve added this as my first full book on my iPad, so you know it’s good. Good luck to all the contestants!

ASCD in no way sanctioned this giveaway, but because I’m a rebel, I’m having it anyways. Yes sir!

Jose, who’s got a few more like these …

Successful Classroom Management by Richard Eyster and Christine Martin

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Successful Classroom Management by Richard H. Eyster and Christine Martin

Hello and welcome to the fifth installment of The Jose Vilson Book Giveaway, where all summer, I’ll do my best to offer the latest and greatest books I can scrounge up … and all for free. < whooping and hollering here > This week, I’m offering 2 (DOS!) books for any and all contestants who […]

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Winner of the Book Giveaway: A World Without Islam by Graham Fuller

August 27, 2010 Book Giveaway

And the winner of this book contest is … Saida Latigue Congrats to you, Saida. Hope you and your father enjoy. To everyone else, thanks for your participation in this summer book giveaway spree. I have one more up my sleeve that I’m opening to the general public next week. I can’t thank you all […]

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Book Giveaway: A World Without Islam by Graham Fuller

August 18, 2010 Book Giveaway
A World Without Islam by Graham Fuller

Hello and welcome to the fourth installment of The Jose Vilson Book Giveaway, where all summer, I’ll do my best to offer the latest and greatest books I can scrounge up … and all for free. < whooping and hollering here > The rules are as follows: 1. Leave a comment at the bottom of […]

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