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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 …

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 enough for your active participation in this blog and our conversations.

Jose, who’s fascinated by disappearing spoons …

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 this post with the words: “What ever happened to peace? PEACE! PEACE! PEACE!”

2. Subscribe to my blog either by e-mail or RSS.

That’s IT!

The last day to enter your comment is Wednesday, August 25th, 2010 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 fourth book I’m giving away is A World Without Islam by Graham Fuller. I’m excited about this book! It’s a project of oleaginous proportions! The editor writes:

What if Islam never existed? To some, it’s a comforting thought: no clash of civilizations, no holy wars, no terrorists.

But what if that weren’t the case at all? In A World Without Islam, Graham E. Fuller guides us on an illuminating journey through history, geopolitics, and religion to investigate whether or not Islam is indeed the cause of some of today’s most impassioned and important international crises. Fuller takes us from the birth of Islam to the fall of Rome to the rise and collapse of the Ottoman Empire. He examines and analyzes the roots of terrorism, the conflict in Israel, and the role of Islam in supporting and energizing the anti-imperial struggle. Provocatively, he finds that contrary to the claims of many politiciians, scholars, theologians, and soldiers, a world without Islam might not look vastly different from what we know today.

Filled with fascinating details and counterintuitive conclusions, A World Without Islam is certain to inspire debate and reshape the way we think about Islam’s relationship with the West.

A special thanks to Hachette Book Group for generously offering this wonderful work to this blogger. For those looking for a great read, this would be the way to go!

Remember the rules and good luck to all the contestants!

Jose, who loves to help give as he needs to …

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Winner of the June 2010 Book Giveaway: OIL by Tom Bower

June 24, 2010 Book Giveaway

And the winner of this book contest is … Susan Chester Susan, I’ll be in contact with you shortly. Thanks to all the contestants. Tune in for the next book giveaway happening in 2 weeks. Yes, 2 weeks. This summer’s getting hotter by the minute! Jose, who has a lot of writing to do starting […]

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Book Giveaway: OIL – Money, Politics, and Power in the 21st Century by Tom Bower

June 16, 2010 Book Giveaway
OIL: Money, Politics, and Power in the 21st Century by Tom Bower

Hello and welcome to the third 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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Book Giveaway June 2010: Hija De Mi Madre by Carmen Mojica Fabian

May 26, 2010 Book Giveaway
Hija De Mi Madre by Carmen Mojica

Welcome back to my monthly book giveaway! < insert applause here > One of two books I’m giving away is Carmen Mojica Fabian’s Hija De Mi Madre, a poetry chapbook I’ll soon have on my bookshelf and I suggest others get that as well. I can tell you more about the book, but I’ll let […]

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