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Helping Kids Achieve Their Best

Author : Dennis M. McInerney
ISBN : 9781607526810
Genre : Education
File Size : 82.87 MB
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This is a practical guide to motivating younger and older learners. It looks at why some students are easier to motivate than others, and why students lose motivation as they become older. McInerney outlines strategies teachers can use in the classroom, taking into account the needs of students from different backgrounds. The book is richly illustrated with vignettes and case studies, and includes questions and exercises to help teachers apply the suggested approaches in their own situations.
Category: Education

Mom Inc

Author : Cynthia MacGregor
ISBN : 1589791770
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 66.99 MB
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A valuable resource for any mom who is interested in improving her parenting skills, becoming a beter role model, and living as a positive influence on her children, regardless of their ages.
Category: Family & Relationships

Speed Math For Kids

Author : Bill Handley
ISBN : 9781118303948
Genre : Mathematics
File Size : 76.55 MB
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Popular Australian author and inspirational teacher, Bill Handley, has developed and, over the years, refined methods of teaching mathematics and learning strategies that have achieved amazing results. His best-selling book, Speed Mathematics convinced readers that people who excel at maths use better strategies and are not necessarily more intelligent.This book contains additional methods and applications based on the strategies taught in Speed Mathematics that make the principles clearer, encourage creative thought, and are just plain fun. The book was written for young people but people of any age will enjoy it. The book has notes throughout for parents and teachers.By following his innovative approach you will have kids playing with numbers, performing lightning quick calculations and, most of all, having fun!Bill claims: 'If you are good at maths, people think you are intelligent. People will treat you like you are a genius. Your teachers and your friends will treat you differently. You will even think differently about yourself'.The emphasis in this book is on playing with mathematics. Enjoy it. Show off what you learn and make mathematics your favourite subject.
Category: Mathematics

Publishing Your Psychology Research

Author : Dennis M. McInerney
ISBN : 1865083623
Genre : Academic writing
File Size : 75.62 MB
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A practical guide for anyone who wants to publish their psychology research in the 'best' journals.
Category: Academic writing

Empowered By Faith

Author : Zondervan,
ISBN : 9780310861799
Genre : Religion
File Size : 43.89 MB
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What would happen if we actually lived our faith to its full potential? Not defined it, not discussed it, not preached it to others, but actually practiced it with simplicity and consistency each day of our lives? Imagine the impact we could have on those around us if, with God as our source, we would radiate his love, optimism, and grace in all our circumstances and relationships. Today Christians are often seen as negative and judgmental. That is not the character of Jesus! Our Lord has called us to lives of incredible potential filled with challenges worthy of his name—lives of passion, risk, growth, heart, depth, and deeds big and small, all designed to display what God’s kingdom is really about to a watching world. That is what faith is about. It is the faith Dick Capen invites us to reach for—a faith not for superstars but for ordinary people. Capen offers a “faith lift” that will change how you view your life, how you live it, and how it impacts others as you go about being who you were created to be.
Category: Religion

Inspiring Greatness In Education

Author : Edward Zigler Ph.D.
ISBN : 9780199395897
Genre : Psychology
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One of the major domestic policy issues of our time is whether our nation can provide a more effective educational experience for our children. Economists have stressed that the quality of our educational system eventually defines the ability of our workforce, which in turn affects our competitive position in the world market. This issue has earned increasing attention in light of recent reports that students in many nations perform at higher levels of educational competence than children in America's schools. Inspiring Greatness in Education describes the 21st Century Schools program (21C), a whole-school reform model developed by Edward Zigler over 20 years ago and since then has been in a constant state of testing, implementation, and scaling up. The goal of 21C is to promote optimal child development, which should become manifest in sound educational performance. In practice, 21C provides preschool education as well as good-quality child care before and during the school years, in combination with a number of other family supports. This book will provide an in-depth case study examination of the experience of the Independence School District in Independence, Missouri. The Independence School District embraced School of the 21st Century concepts in 1988, becoming the first urban school district in the nation to do so. This book reveals and documents Independence School District's success as a national model for 21C programming, as well as the experiences, testimonials and opinions of parents, students, teachers, administrators and community officials. By focusing on the impetus and history of the 21C concept, its organic evolution and its applications at the Independence School District, this book is designed to inform, educate, and inspire all who read it and to serve as a model for other school districts that want to achieve similar successes.
Category: Psychology


Author : Elaine Heffner LCSW EdD
ISBN : 9781479716111
Genre : Family & Relationships
File Size : 35.78 MB
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This book is a selection of short articles that appeared during a two year period as posts on the blog, Author, Dr. Elaine Heffner, has been involved in parent education for many years. In this book she addresses many of the concerns of mothers in particular, and discusses many of the questions they ask her. The issues addressed here are divided into six categories: Mother Worries, Developmental Steps, Conflicts, Feelings, About Parents and Social Pressures. For example, Mother Worries includes such topics as the wish of mothers to be perfect, the guilt they feel about their handling of their children, and the anger that is aroused by childrens provocative behavior. Developmental Steps covers such topics as setting User Friendly Limits for children, their difficulties with transitions, and aggression. Dr. Heffner points up the role of parents in setting expectations that match childrens developmental capabilities at various stages. The focus is on parents own ability to help children over what she calls bumps in development. The section on Conflicts discusses the confrontations that arise between parents and children due to the conflict between the wishes and needs of each. An understanding of these differences is offered as a means of helping to avoid or resolve such conflicts. The section on Feelings points up the feelings that children stir-up in parents which are a significant factor in the confrontations that arise. The ways in which parents can address childrens feelings is also addressed. The sections About Parents and Social Pressures discusses many of the criticisms that have been leveled at parents in recent years, much of it based on developmental research, and points out the many areas in which parents need to feel comfortable using their own judgment. The book offers parents new ways in which to understand their children which can help them answer many of their own questions. Understanding, not prescriptive advice is the underlying theme of the book.
Category: Family & Relationships

Teachers Who Learn Kids Who Achieve

Author : WestEd
ISBN : 9780914409021
Genre : Education
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This book focuses on what it takes to translate professional development into impressive learning gains for students. The experiences of eight award-winning schools are distilled into principles for success. This book is based on hundreds of hours of talking with teachers and administrators at the eight schools. The schools are diverse, representing a wide range of locations, sizes, and student characteristics. The schools' stories tell of students who achieve because their teachers are learners. At the heart of each school's success is an exemplary professional development program. After an introduction to the book and an overview of the eight schools, Section 1, "The Key: A Culture of Learning," discusses "Student-Centered Goals"; "An Expanded Definition of Professional Development"; "Ongoing, Job-Embedded Informal Learning"; "A Collaborative Environment"; "Time for Learning and Collaboration"; and "Checking for Results." Section 2, "A Boost from Outside," discusses "External Call to Action,""Partnerships with External Programs," and "Fiscal Resources." Section 3 offers "Implications for Site and District Leaders." The two appendixes include school profiles and information on the research study. (SM)
Category: Education

Supporting Spelling

Author : Sylvia Edwards
ISBN : 9781134020461
Genre : Education
File Size : 89.65 MB
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Sylvia Edwards' book concentrates on enhancing the spelling skills of the pupils whom you support; analyzing how you can develop their spelling skills, offering advise and guidance on a variety of learning styles, and a breakdown of spelling principles.
Category: Education