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Kids First From Day One

Author : Christine Hertz
ISBN : 0325092508
Genre : Education
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"This book is a place to start creating the classroom of your dreams from the very first minute of school, a classroom that is research based, child centered, and in step with the world today." - Christine Hertz and Kristine Mraz The classroom of your dreams starts with one big idea. From the first days of school to the last, Kids First from Day One shares teaching that puts your deepest teaching belief into action: that children are the most important people in the room. Christine Hertz and Kristi Mraz show how to take that single, heartfelt value and create a cohesive, highly effective approach to teaching that addresses today's connected, collaborative world. With infectious enthusiasm, hard-won experience, and a generous dose of humor, Kids First from Day One shows exactly how Christine and Kristi build and maintain a positive, cooperative, responsive classroom where students engage deeply with their learning and one another. Kids First from Day One strengthens and deepens the connections between your love of working with kids, your desire to impact their lives, and your teaching practice. It shares: plans for designing beautiful classroom spaces that burst with the fun of learning positive language and classroom routines that reduce disruptive behavior-without rewards and consequences suggestions for matching students' needs to high-impact teaching structures a treasury of the Christine and Kristi's favorite "teacher stuff" such as quick guides for challenging behavior, small-group planning grids, and parent letters links to videos that model the moves of Christine's and Kristi's own teaching. Just starting out and want to know what really works in classrooms? Curious about how to make your room hum with learning? Or always on the lookout for amazing teaching ideas? Read Kids First from Day One. You'll discover that the classroom of your dreams is well within your reach.
Category: Education

A Mindset For Learning

Author : Kristine Mraz
ISBN : 0325062889
Genre : Education
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"This book is a gem: vivid, fun and thoughtful. It's like sitting next to a skillful, experienced, focused teacher in a real classroom. Kristi and Christine draw on their years of teaching and their dedication to educating children to help students become more empathic and act more thoughtfully and to prepare them with the essentials for success in an uncertain future." -Arthur Costa, author of Learning and Leading with Habits of Mind We know how to teach content and skills. But can we teach the habits of mind needed for academic success, a love of learning, and agency in the world? We can, and A Mindset for Learning shows us how. "We want our students to take on challenges with zeal," write Kristi Mraz and Christine Hertz, "to see themselves not as static test scores but as agents of change." Drawing on the work of Carol Dweck, Daniel Pink, Art Costa, and others, Kristi and Christine show us how to lead students to a growth mindset for school-and life-by focusing on five crucial, research-driven attitudes: optimism-putting aside fear and resistance to learn something new persistence-keeping at it, even when a task is hard flexibility-trying different ways to find a solution resilience-bouncing back from setbacks and learning from failure empathy-learning by putting oneself in another person's shoes. A Mindset for Learning pairs research-psychological, neurological, and pedagogical-with practical classroom help, including instructional language, charts and visuals, teaching tips, classroom vignettes, and more. "This book holds our dreams for all children," write Kristi and Christine, "that they grow to be brave in the face of risk, kind in the face of challenge, joyful and curious in all things." If you want that for your students, then help them discover A Mindset for Learning.
Category: Education

Purposeful Play

Author : Kristine Mraz
ISBN : 0325077886
Genre : Education
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Category: Education

Smarter Charts For Math Science And Social Studies

Author : Kristi Mraz
ISBN : 0325056625
Genre : Education
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Problems with the charts in your math kit? Want to discover the science of content-area charts? Wish you could make pre-fab social studies charts history? Then you're ready for Smarter Charts for Math, Science, and Social Studies! In the original Smarter Charts, Marjorie Martinelli and Kristi Mraz helped you turn classroom literacy charts into teaching powerhouses. Now they show how to turn up the instructional energy on content-area charts, too. "No matter what area of the curriculum, clear visuals, simple language, and constant reflection on charts are key to helping children gain independence and agency." You don't have to be a graphic designer or a subject-matter expert. In Smarter Charts for Math, Science, and Social Studies, Marjorie and Kristi share how they learned to make truly effective content-area charts with students. You'll turn complex ideas into kid-friendly visuals, help children internalize content processes, and even increase your instructional time. "The more we charted, the less repeating we did and the more teaching was possible." With dozens of examples from the content areas, including full-color photographs, the Chartchums reveal step by step how to create charts that show Routines, Genres and Concepts, Processes, Repertoires of Strategies, and Exemplars. Then their "Charts in Action" sections show how each type of chart builds engagement and improves independence as it gradually releases responsibility to learners. Don't be content with content-area charts made by someone else for generic students. Turn to Marjorie and Kristi for charts that make learning visible for the students in front of you, no matter what the subject. Check out these videos from the authors! Kristi Mraz and Marjorie Martinelli Show Us the Tools for Smarter Charts Chart tips from the ChartChums: Part 1 Drawing People Chart tips from the ChartChums: Part 2 Icons
Category: Education

Layers Of Learning

Author : JoEllen McCarthy
ISBN : 9781625312921
Genre : Education
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What if we viewed every read aloud as an invitation to learn more about literacy and ourselves? When we layer together the two ideas that the books we share not only serve an academic purpose, but they also convey big, affective messages, our classroom conversations become richer and student learning becomes more meaningful. Layers of Learning explores read-aloud strategies designed to enhance your reading and writing standards by capitalizing on the way literature can impact caring communities. With over 200 picture-book suggestions, author JoEllen McCarthy introduces the Heartprint Framework, which demonstrates how you can layer literacy and life lessons throughout your day using multiple connections across learning. Inside, you'll find the following: 60 read-aloud-based connections that support caring classroom conversations, lesson planning, and extensions Instructional opportunities for nurturing readers and writers during workshop, small-group, and individual conversations Literacy Snapshot photo essays with ideas to adopt or adapt Continuing connections with additional resources and invitations for further learning Layers of Learning is structured around four key elements: Community, Agency, Respect, and Empowerment, or CARE. Inside you'll discover the tools you need to emphasize reading and writing connections, character education, and culturally responsive teaching, while championing the power of read alouds to affect independent readers, writers, and thinkers.
Category: Education

Smarter Charts K 2

Author : Marjorie Martinelli
ISBN : 0325043426
Genre : Education
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"Your charts don't need to be perfect, just thoughtful. You don't even have to be able to draw. Just put the child before the chart." - Marjorie Martinelli and Kristine Mraz Listen to an interview with Marjorie and Kristi, the Chartchums, on Education Talk Radio. Commercially available charts leave you hanging? Want the secret to jump-off-the-wall charts that stick with kids? Trust Smarter Charts. Did you ever want to know: What do great charts look like? How many is too many? Where are the best places for them in my classroom? How long do I keep them? How do I know if they are working? Then you'll want to meet Marjorie Martinelli and Kristine Mraz, the Chartchums. They struggled with the same questions, and Smarter Charts shares not only the answers, but the best practices they've discovered as well. Amp up the power of your charts with tips on design and language, instructional use, and self-assessment. Even better, discover surprising strategies that deepen engagement, strengthen retention, and heighten independence-all by involving students in chart making. Packed with full-color sample charts from real classrooms, Smarter Charts shares simple, brain-based strategies proven to make your classroom an even more active, effective space for literacy instruction and classroom management.
Category: Education

Becoming Me

Author : Kay Rose-Hattrick
ISBN : 9781782222965
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Becoming Me is a fairytale about a girl from Sheffield. She’s statistically average, but not necessarily ordinary. Since being a young girl, she has pondered how she fits into the world, discovering herself along the way, desperate to remember who she was, not who she had become. She had conformed to the programme that her father and the rest of society had expected her to follow, and that made her ill. At forty, she emerged as a dragonfly from her old life, desperate to break free from the system and live a simple life, free of consumerism. Her dream: to be self-sustaining; tend the land and look after animals. After being made redundant from the NHS, moving a three bedroomed house into her van, she escaped to rural Portugal with her husband, never planning to return. Becoming Me is about a girl everyone can relate to, because she’s real. She still has her dream and is more determined than ever to fulfil her life’s purpose. You will cry and laugh out loud at her life’s ups and downs, in a world without mercy.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Reflections Of Ruth

Author : Ruth Carolyn Spies-Laudon
ISBN : 9781456855062
Genre : Poetry
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My name is Ruth Carolyn Spies-Laudon. Born in 1949 to Bud and Flossie Spies (Wayne and Florence) and I have one sibling, Danny Spies. I lived in a berg called Hinton, Iowa with grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. I graduated from college with a major in Spanish, minors in Psychology and Sociology with 10 hours in Christian religious classes. I have been married to my soul mate and husband for 32 years. We have no children but we have many nieces and nephews, and now many many great nieces and nephews which have blessed our lives. I have written some poetry as a child and through the years but in March 2005 I was anointed by the Lord to write Christian poetry (some whimsical) and have written over 400 poems. I’ve selected what I felt were the best in this book, Reflections of Ruth. I enjoy writing poetry and I really feel that I am the liaison between God and the paper that people read. I also immensely enjoy taking pictures of natures' rainbows, trees, flowers, lakes, barns, people — everything. I then collage my poetry with my photography as presents to friends and family. May all who read the pages of this book find that they are loved by our Heavenly Father. I find it soothing to be able to write about the Lord and all the blessings He has bestowed upon me.
Category: Poetry

Critical Perspectives On Postcolonial African Children S And Young Adult Literature

Author : Meena Khorana
ISBN : 0313298645
Genre : Literary Criticism
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The past few years mark a growing scholarly interest in African children's literature in the United States. Several books on the topic have been published, and the number of articles has also increased. Recent publications have been moving away from general country surveys or studies of publishing conditions to works that analyze literary structures, themes, and illustrations or that apply Marxist, feminist, or postcolonial theories to interpret the literature. The essays in this volume either approach colonial African children's literature from a postcolonial or revisionist perspective, or discuss books published after decolonization.
Category: Literary Criticism

Identifying Special Needs In The Early Years

Author : Kay Mathieson
ISBN : 9781848604780
Genre : Education
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With increasing expectations from parents and practitioners for inclusive early years settings, many practitioners are anxious about identifying and accommodating children's individual needs as early as possible. Through simple step-by-step instruction, this book will: o increase practitioners' confidence in identifying individual needs; o give practical advice on involving parents; o provide clear links to existing guidance and legislation. This is a valuable guide for practitioners in all early years settings including Day Nurseries, Pre-schools, Children's Centres, Nursery Schools and infant schools.
Category: Education