Teach Like a Champion 2.0

April 21st, 2018 in Uncategorized

Teach Like a Champion 2.0How do you get students from the blank stare – or the constant “I don’t know” – to having them tell you the right answer?  According to Teach Like a Champion 2.0 part of the answer is to practice Technique #11: No Opt Out.  This technique is meant to ensure that students are always giving an answer, even if it is an incorrect one.

Find out just how to implement this practice with the eBook Teach Like a Champion 2.0: 62 Techniques that Put Students on the Path to College (K-12).

The original volume was published in 2010 and featured 49 techniques, and a Field Guide and DVD were published as well.  In this edition, video and other materials are available online, and instructions for accessing them are included at the end of the eBook.

New database available: PsycTESTS from the APA

April 6th, 2018 in Feature, Uncategorized

PsycTests image

The PsycTESTS database is produced by the American Psychological Association (APA), and provides descriptive summaries and the full text, when available, for thousands of non-commercial psychological tests and measures. Also provided are summaries of commercially available tests with links to the publisher. It includes a wide variety of test types in many subject areas and, if available, gives supporting documentation such as instructions, scoring guides, and answer sheets. Updated monthly.

The BU community can access the library’s new database from http://library.bu.edu/psyctests. You can also find a fact sheet for more complete information, highlights, and helpful training materials for PsycTESTS from the APA’s PsycTESTS database website.

 

Image credit: from a presentation by Peter Gaviorno of the American Psychological Association to the Eduserv Mental Health Resources Focus Group meeting on 17 April 2015.

Matthew O’Herron

April 6th, 2018 in

Later today: Killing Us Softly: Advertising’s Image of Women (4th edition)

April 3rd, 2018 in Uncategorized

The Pickering Library’s Education on Film series continues later today, Tuesday, April 3rd at 5pm. We will be showing the film Killing Us Softly: Advertising’s Image of Women (4th edition) from the library’s Kanopy database. The movie examines the challenges women continue to face through advertising: images that stereotype women in a number of ways and that promote unhealthy body images. What does this have to do with education?  Well, do kids who go to school watch TV?  #knowyourstudents.

Come learn and consider the evidence. Please feel free to bring a mug with a lid to enjoy a drink during the show, and space is limited so please RSVP.

Killing Us Softly, film poster

New Resource: Digital Dictionary of Buddhism

March 30th, 2018 in Feature


DDBWe are pleased to announce that the library has added the Digital Dictionary of Buddhism to its collections.  This dictionary is a compilation of terms, texts, schools, persons, etc. found in Buddhist canonical sources. This resource also includes vocabulary from Neo-Confucian texts, as well as other philosophical and historical sources.

If you need any assistance with this resource, please contact a reference librarian.

New Resource: American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals

March 23rd, 2018 in Feature


periodicalsWe are pleased to announce that the library has added American Antiquarian Society Historical Periodicals to its electronic collections. This unique resource includes digitized images of American magazines published between 1684 and 1912. It covers the history of slavery, literature, women’s and religious issues, politics, culture, the arts and foreign language journals published in the United States, among many other topics. This collection was acquired through the generous support of the Boston University Humanities Library Endowment Fund.

If you need any assistance with your research, please contact a reference librarian.

Later today: Starving the Beast: the Battle to Disrupt and Reform America’s Public Universities

March 19th, 2018 in Uncategorized

The Pickering Library’s Education on Film series continues later today, Monday, March 19 at 4pm. We will be showing the film Starving the Beast: the Battle to Disrupt and Reform America’s Public Universities from the library’s Kanopy database. The movie explores various pressures affecting higher education. Please feel free to bring a mug with a lid to enjoy a drink during the show, and space is limited so please RSVP.

Starving the Beast movie poster

Hacking STEM Library

March 15th, 2018 in Uncategorized

stemhacksLooking for some great STEM lessons to share with students? Microsoft offers this Hacking STEM Library as part of their educational efforts. The library is divided into three sections: the main Activities Library, an area for Skills Guides, and then also Bite-Sized Activities.

This is just one of the many sources that are highlighted through our Resources for Teachers research guide. You’ll find the Hacking STEM Library  linked under the Science and Engineering category.

Investext – Now available through Mergent Online

March 7th, 2018 in Uncategorized


Stock chartInvestext (available through Mergent Online) provides research reports written by analysts at leading investment banks, brokerage houses and consulting firms. These reports provide in-depth financial information and analysis on companies and industries. Investext is available on our Business Databases: A-Z page. If you need help searching for a company or industry analyst report, please try our Analyst Reports tutorial.

If you have any questions or need help searching Investext, please contact the Pardee Library Reference Desk.

 

 

 

Pardee Library Spring Break Hours (March 3-11)

February 23rd, 2018 in Uncategorized


TulipsPardee Library will have shortened hours during Spring Break.  The hours will be as follows:

Friday, March 2 8 am – 6 pm
Saturday, March 3 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday, March 4 12 pm – 9 pm
Monday, March 5 –
Thursday, March 8
8 am – 9 pm
Friday, March 9 8 am – 6 pm
Saturday, March 10 10 am – 6 pm
Sunday, March 11 10 am – 11 pm

Have a great break!