Taking Cues from Kids: How They Think * What to Do About It
Is it possible to address the individual learning needs of thirty active multiage, multiethnic elementary students - all at the same time? Dorothy Peters has been doing this for almost twenty years. In Taking Cues from Kids, she demonstrates how - to twelve student teachers at New York City's Central Park East School, many of whom themselves began as skeptics. A compilation of yearlong journal exchanges between Peters and her student teachers, this unique book immers. A compilation of yearlong journal exchanges between Peters and her student teachers, this unique book immerses readers in the specificities of classroom life on a day-to-day basis - the actual framework in which any teacher must make decisions. Intelligent, perceptive, constructively critical, these student teachers raise questions all educational practitioners face and their discussions cover the spectrum of issues - everything from punishment versus consequence and dealing with "difficult" children to planning and implementing integrated curriculum, fostering inquiry, assessing and tracking students' growth, and managing hands-on experiential learning. The book also provides lots of practical support: sample room layouts, suggestions for classroom provisioning, a sample record-keeping form, a planning web for integrated curriculum, a sample lesson plan, a chapter on getting started, suggested readings, and lots of photographs illustrating how hands-on learning progresses across the grades. There is something in this book for everyone. Experienced teachers will extend and deepen their understanding of child-centered practice, discovering additional techniques to add to their repertoire. New teachers will be encouraged to discover how much they already know and that moments of self-doubt and discouragement at the start of a teaching career are universal. Master teachers, mentors, and staff developers will find an effective model for coaching.… read more
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FIRST BIG BOOK OF THE OCEAN
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The Story of David and Goliath: Reading with Children (Russian) (Russian)
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So how do they build it? How do humans and machines work together to create these giant infrastructures that you see today? Hold o...n to that thought as you work on these images pretending to be their builder. Coloring paves the way for pretend play because it is a very imaginative and creative experience. Grab a copy of this coloring book today! read more
The five Canadian kids you will meet in these chapters have impacted the world to the point where it is forever changed. Thanks to... their youthful innocence, they saw a great need, and did not hesitate in raising their voice and forging new paths to emerge triumphant in their quest to make the world a better place for the environment and their fellow human beings. You will read how their journey began and how it unfolded during their childhood, and what they are doing today to continue their amazing work. At the end of each chapter, you will be empowered with facts and suggestions on how you can do your part to change the world - because kids can make a difference! The author will donate a percentage of personal proceeds from sales of this book to each of the organizations/causes represented by the five Canadian "kids". An "Amazing Children Around The World" Book read more
A career as a veterinarians an exciting one! But do you really know what it takes to become one? This book takes you inside the ca...reer and shows you the day and the life of a veterinarian. Inside you'll learn what they do, what training is required, what the future holds, and how you can become one! read more
Each summer, millions of children complain, "There's nothing to do." Originally published in 1888, The American Boy's Handy Book r...esoundingly challenges this age-old dilemma by providing a huge number of ideas for fun and instructional projects for young boys. Everything from camping and kite building to raising dogs and building boats is detailed for the would-be adventurer and do-it your-selfer. read more
author bio: David Klein had retired as Professor of Social Sciences from Michigan State University, where he taught much of the ma...terial in this book. Marymae Klein was a college reference librarian who devoted much of her time to helping students find authoritative source materials for their various assignments. The Kleins, who have written a number of books for young readers, now live in Seattle.Book Reviews:"Certainly an eye-opening and thought-provoking introduction to how to use one power of reason in discriminating sense from nonsense." Booklist"This is a well-written, interesting, easy-to-read book. I recommend it for middle-school students and adults." Science Teacher, February 1986 "An articulate introduction to the art of logical thinkingtressing at all times the value of a questioning mind, the authors cannily use statistical subjects that are of interest to young people, such as the accident rates of teenage drivers venhanded in its treatment of issues, the book is outstanding in its clarity, sometimes surprising in its conclusions, and fascinating." The Horn BookHow Do You Know It True? has joined my short list of hallmark children literature titles." Linda Winkler, St. Petersburg Times read more
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pag...es, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book. read more
Going to the Doctor: What Do They Do? Coloring Book
In What's On Your Plate?, seven kids and their families explore the food chain, sharing fundamental questions and vital discoverie...s. With honesty, humor, and creativity, they face serious issues including the lack of access to fresh food; health problems such as obesity, diabetes, heart disease, and food allergies; and the national school lunch program. They celebrate time together by cooking and gathering at the table. The stories, recipes, and terrific activities in this book will inspire readers of all ages to be conscious of what they re eating and where it comes from, and to make positive changes in their homes, schools, and communities. The What's On Your Plate? project about kids and food politics started out as a documentary film from the point of view of two curious 11-year-old girls, Sadie and Safiyah. The film was broadcast on Discovery Channel s Planet Green and has been screened hundreds of times around the world, from Washington to Wisconsin, Glasgow to Seoul. Along the way, the girls spoke with friends, teachers, farmers, food activists, politicians, and each other; their journey inspired this book. As Sadie and Safiyah say, We're talking about our neighborhood. What about yours? read more
Young or old, every human being has the capacity to do amazing things and to make a positive impact on the lives of others. Writte...n in poetic verse, What It Takes to Be a Hero explores the challenges and joys of being a hero to ourselves and to others. Author and educator Kelly Sipe believes that children are innately born with a belief in the power of the impossible. As children grow older and begin to face life's challenges, they too often lose this perception. What It Takes to Be a Hero reminds children that their voices are strong, their hands are big, and the choices they make are powerful enough to make a difference in the lives of those around them. Young or old, big or small, it matters not very much at all. There's no need to look far for a bright hero star. It's there from the start, a place in your heart. You have the power to be a hero to the people you know or to new ones you meet ... At times, being a hero can be quiet. It's being observant and noticing what someone needs before they ask for help. Just be present and you will see, what a gift you can be. read more
Help your child look forward to doctor visits by making the concept fun. Know that coloring has the power to change perceptions ab...out people, things, events and places. It is a fun experience that would keep your child busy in the car and while waiting for his/her turn at the clinic. Soon, your child will no longer dread the doctors and you have coloring to thank for that! read more
How to Draw from A to Z - Kids Activity Book
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How long will it take you to Master A Million? whether you're playing catch with friends or bouncing on your own, your Master A Mi...llion ball will be keeping track of how many times it is bounced to see how long it takes you to get 1, 000, 000 bounces!... read more
Everyone has faced some level of trauma and it can be difficult to understand. Children especially have a hard time understanding ...how trauma affects their brains. This book will help explain a difficult concept about what happens to the brain after a trauma. The book explains the difference between danger stress and regular stress and how to use the smart part of the brain. There are discussion questions throughout the book that makes this a great teaching tool for children in elementary and middle school. This book is ideal for anyone working with children, especially school counselors, social workers, case workers, therapists and teachers. read more
Superstition still requires that many buildings have no floor numbered thirteen. More than 25% of Americans say they believe in as...trology. Knocking on wood is an almost universal habit. Are these harmless notions - or dangerous delusions? Unfortunately, "fairy-tale thinking" is still the greatest enemy of progress, and education often bypasses the teaching of cognitive skills young readers can use to think independently.How Do You Know It's True? will provide young readers with an understanding of the basic nature of science, not just as a body of knowledge, but as a way of thinking. Hy Ruchlis addresses the main theme by contrasting the Cinderella fable with the way scientists establish facts; he describes the scientific method and how it has been applied to increase human knowledge. In subsequent chapters, Ruchlis demonstrates the unobservable nature of superstition, illustrates the dangers of magical thinking using the example of the Salem witch trials, explores the contradictions of such elaborate superstitions as astrology, and shows how astonishing events can be analyzed and explained using rational methods. read more
Do birds dream? Are flowers ever sad? What Do Trees Think? is a whimsical story with watercolors and eye-opening activities that w...ill help your little ones relate to animals and nature as living things like themselves. Discover surprising wonders together. “Can trees talk?” “Are plants ticklish?” “Why do birds have backward toes?” What Do Trees Think? is fun for toddlers through second grade! read more
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