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Permission to Feel: Unlocking the Power of Emotions to Help Our K...
by Marc Brackett

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English

Pages

291

Publication Date

September 03, 2019

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<p><b>The mental well-being of children and adults is shockingly poor. Marc Brackett, author of <i>Permission to Feel</i>, knows why. And he knows what we can do. </b><br /><i>"We have a crisis on our hands, and its victims are our children."</i></p><p>Marc Brackett is a professor in Yale University’s Child Study Center and founding director of the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence. In his 25 years as an emotion scientist, he has developed a remarkably effective plan to improve the lives of children and adults – a blueprint for understanding our emotions and using them wisely so that they help, rather than hinder, our success and well-being. The core of his approach is a legacy from his childhood, from an astute uncle who gave him permission to feel. He was the first adult who managed to see Marc, listen to him, and recognize the suffering, bullying, and abuse he’d endured. And that was the beginning of Marc’s awareness that what he was going through was temporary. He wasn’t alone, he wasn’t stuck on a timeline, and he wasn’t “wrong” to feel scared, isolated, and angry. Now, best of all, he could do something about it.</p><p>In the decades since, Marc has led large research teams and raised tens of millions of dollars to investigate the roots of emotional well-being. His prescription for healthy children (and their parents, teachers, and schools) is a system called RULER, a high-impact and fast-effect approach to understanding and mastering emotions that has already transformed the thousands of schools that have adopted it. RULER has been proven to reduce stress and burnout, improve school climate, and enhance academic achievement. This book is the culmination of Marc’s development of RULER and his way to share the strategies and skills with readers around the world. It is tested, and it works.</p><p>This book combines rigor, science, passion and inspiration in equal parts. Too many children and adults are suffering; they are ashamed of their feelings and emotionally unskilled, but they don’t have to be. Marc Brackett’s life mission is to reverse this course, and this book can show you how.</p>
The Knowledge Gap: The hidden cause of America's broken education...
by Natalie Wexler

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English

Pages

336

Publication Date

August 06, 2019

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<b><b>The untold story of the root cause of America's education crisis--and the seemingly endless cycle of multigenerational poverty.</b></b><br /><br />It was only after years within the education reform movement that Natalie Wexler stumbled across a hidden explanation for our country's frustrating lack of progress when it comes to providing every child with a quality education. The problem wasn't one of the usual scapegoats: lazy teachers, shoddy facilities, lack of accountability. It was something no one was talking about: the elementary school curriculum's intense focus on decontextualized reading comprehension "skills" at the expense of actual <i>knowledge</i>. In the tradition of Dale Russakoff's <i>The Prize </i>and Dana Goldstein's <i>The Teacher Wars</i>, Wexler brings together history, research, and compelling characters to pull back the curtain on this fundamental flaw in our education system--one that fellow reformers, journalists, and policymakers have long overlooked, and of which the general public, including many parents, remains unaware. <br /><br />But <i>The Knowledge Gap</i> isn't just a story of what schools have gotten so wrong--it also follows innovative educators who are in the process of shedding their deeply ingrained habits, and describes the rewards that have come along: students who are not only excited to learn but are also acquiring the knowledge and vocabulary that will enable them to succeed. If we truly want to fix our education system and unlock the potential of our neediest children, we have no choice but to pay attention.
The 5 Love Languages of Children: The Secret to Loving Children E...
by , Ross Campbell

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English

Pages

224

Publication Date

April 15, 2016

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<p><i>More than 1 million sold! </i></p><p><b>You know you love your child. But how can you make sure <i>your child </i>knows it?</b></p><p>The #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling <i>The 5 Love Languages®</i> has helped millions of couples learn the secret to building a love that lasts. Now discover how to speak your child’s love language in a way that <i>he or she</i> understands. Dr. Gary Chapman and Dr. Ross Campbell help you: </p><ul><li>Discover your child’s love language</li><li>Assist your child in successful learning</li><li>Use the love languages to correct and discipline more effectively</li><li>Build a foundation of unconditional love for your child</li></ul><p><i>Plus:</i> Find dozens of tips for practical ways to speak your child’s love language. </p><p>Discover your child's primary language—then speak it—and you will be well on your way to a stronger relationship with your flourishing child.</p><p><b>For a free online study guide, visit 5lovelanguages.com.</b></p>
The Call of the Wild and Free: Reclaiming Wonder in Your Child's ...
by Ainsley Arment

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English

Pages

336

Publication Date

September 03, 2019

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<p><strong>Allow your children to experience the adventure, freedom, and wonder of childhood with this practical guide that provides all the information, inspiration, and advice you need for creating a modern, quality homeschool education.<br /></strong><br />Inspired by the spirit of Henry David Thoreau—”All good things are wild and free”—mother of five Ainsley Arment founded Wild + Free. This growing online community of mothers and families want their children to receive a quality education at home by challenging their intellectual abilities and nurturing their sense of curiosity, joy and awe—the essence of a positive childhood. </p><p>The homeschool approach of past generations is gone—including the stigma of socially awkward kids, conservative clothes, and a classroom setting replicated in the home. The Wild + Free movement is focused on a love of nature, reading great books, pursuing interests and hobbies, making the entire world a classroom, and prolonging the wonder of childhood, an appealing philosophy that is unpacked in the pages of this book</p><p><em>The Call of the Wild and Free</em> offers advice, information, and positive encouragement for parents considering homeschooling, those currently in the trenches looking for inspiration, as well as parents, educators, and caregivers who want supplementary resources to enhance their kids’ traditional educations.</p>
Why Mommy Works
by , Tamesha Walker

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English

Pages

35

Publication Date

September 06, 2019

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Why Mommy Works! introduces the fundamentals of financial literacy in a very familiar setting— when parents particularly mom must leave for work. Sister co-authors Taleesha Bates and Tamesha Walker give readers essential information about the most common cost of living. When little Kylee decides that she wants to stay home from school and that she wants her mom to stay home from work with her, her mom thoroughly explains "why mommy works."This book explores relatable situations that many children have experienced but perhaps never connected the concept of bills and financial commitments to their daily wants and or needs. Understanding that financial know-how directly impacts character development and social-emotional well-being, this book encourages young readers to understand finances and financial education.
Middle School Matters: The 10 Key Skills Kids Need to Thrive in M...
by Phyllis L. Fagell

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English

Pages

321

Publication Date

August 06, 2019

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<b> A counselor and popular <i>Washington Post </i>contributor offers a new take on grades 6-8 as a distinct developmental phase--and the perfect time to set up kids to thrive.</b><br /><br />Middle school is its own important, distinct territory, and yet it's either written off as an uncomfortable rite of passage or lumped in with other developmental phases. Based on her many years working in schools, professional counselor Phyllis Fagell sees these years instead as a critical stage that parents can't afford to ignore (and though "middle school" includes different grades in various regions, Fagell maintains that the ages make more of a difference than the setting). Though the transition from childhood to adolescence can be tough for kids, this time of rapid physical, intellectual, moral, social, and emotional change is a unique opportunity to proactively build character and confidence. <br />Fagell helps parents use the middle school years as a low-stakes training ground to teach kids the key skills they'll need to thrive now and in the future, including making good friend choices, negotiating conflict, regulating their own emotions, be their own advocates, and more. To answer parents' most common questions and struggles with middle school-aged children, Fagell combines her professional and personal expertise with stories and advice from prominent psychologists, doctors, parents, educators, school professionals, and middle schoolers themselves.
Teaching and Learning with Infants and Toddlers: Where Meaning-Ma...
by Mary Jane Maguire-Fong

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English

Pages

192

Publication Date

January 30, 2015

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<p>This groundbreaking book explores infants’ amazing capacity to learn and presents a reflective approach to teaching inspired by the early childhood schools in Reggio Emilia, Italy. Each chapter draws from research and real-life infant care settings to illustrate how infants are robust investigators, intent on making sense of the world around them. Pre- and inservice professionals working with infants and their families will find in this book valuable insights into how to design an infant care program, plan curriculum, assess learning, and work with families. The book provides easy-to-understand answers to questions that include: What do I need to know about how the brain develops during infancy? What does teaching look like with children under age 3? How do babies figure out the complex code of language, including the acquisition of multiple languages? Does a baby’s experience have anything to do with later success in school and in life? What kinds of play materials support infants’ learning? What kinds of policies and practices lead to successful group-care programs for infants? User-friendly features of this book include vignettes, photographs of infant classrooms, diagrams and instructive charts, research highlights, and questions for reflection.</p><p>“From its clear explanation of the developing brain of a baby to its enlightened presentation on the art of reflective childcare, I see how many times I will use this work as a resource. . . . Building on key research from infant development, psychology, and neuroscience, Maguire-Fong invites reflection on what it means to teach and to learn when working with infants and toddlers.”<br /> —From the Foreword by <strong>J. Ronald Lally, </strong>codirector of the Center for Child and Family Studies at WestEd, and author of <em>For Our Babies</em></p><p>“Mary Jane Maguire-Fong explores deeply the connections between state-of-the-art science on young children's development, public policies affecting families, and best practice in the care and education of very young children. <em></em>[This] is filled with so many great ideas, evocative illustrations, and practical considerations—all knit together in an almost lyrical narrative style. A wonderful, necessary read for anyone interested in supporting our youngest children.”<br />—<strong>Ross A. Thompson</strong>, Distinguished Professor, Department of Psychology, University of California, Davis</p><p>“Here is everything you ever wanted to know about very young children as ‘born researchers’—how they engage with the world so new to them and invite us to play with them in shared meaning-making. This book explores every aspect of early development and invites us to learn with the children, as we order time, space, and stuff to respond to their curiosity.”<br />—<strong>Elizabeth Jones</strong>, faculty emerita, Pacific Oaks College</p>
Theories of Childhood, Second Edition: An Introduction to Dewey, ...
by Carol Garhart Mooney

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English

Pages

146

Publication Date

February 22, 2013

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<p>Examine the work of five groundbreaking education theorists—John Dewey, Maria Montessori, Erik Erikson, Jean Piaget, and Lev Vygotsky—in relation to early childhood. <i>Theories of Childhood</i> provides a basic introduction to each theorist and explains the relationship of theory to practice and its impact on real children, teachers, and classrooms. This edition reflects current academic learning standards and includes new understandings of Vygotsky's work. It is a popular guide to help early childhood professionals be aware of the theories behind good child care practices. It is also a widely-used text in undergraduate programs, community college courses, and training workshops that focus on early development and education.</p><p><b>Carol Garhart Mooney</b> has been an early childhood educator for more than forty years. She is also the author of <i>Theories of Attachment</i>, <i>Use Your Words</i>, and <i>Swinging Pendulums</i>.</p>
The Book Whisperer: Awakening the Inner Reader in Every Child
by Donalyn Miller

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English

Pages

240

Publication Date

January 12, 2010

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Donalyn Miller says she has yet to meet a child she couldn't turn into a reader. No matter how far behind Miller's students might be when they reach her 6th grade classroom, they end up reading an average of 40 to 50 books a year. Miller's unconventional approach dispenses with drills and worksheets that make reading a chore. Instead, she helps students navigate the world of literature and gives them time to read books they pick out themselves. Her love of books and teaching is both infectious and inspiring. The book includes a dynamite list of recommended "kid lit" that helps parents and teachers find the books that students really like to read.
Reclaiming Lesson Observation: Supporting excellence in teacher l...
by Routledge

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English

Pages

194

Publication Date

September 19, 2016

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<p><em>Reclaiming Lesson Observation </em>explores the latest practice, thinking and research in lesson observation, putting teacher learning at its heart. Illustrated throughout with practical examples from a range of education settings, each chapter contains a rich variety of state-of-the-art, evidence-based case studies to demonstrate how new approaches to observation can be applied in practice. </p><br /><p>The book is split into four easily accessible parts: </p><br /><ul><br /><li>making the transition to ungraded models of lesson observation </li><br /><li>recent research studies in lesson observation </li><br /><li>peer observation, coaching and mentoring </li><br /><li>innovations in observing classroom practice.</li></ul><br /><p>With a carefully chosen team of contributors, from senior leaders and managers to classroom practitioners and education researchers, this book provides an informed perspective on how to maximise the use of observation, and most importantly, implement proven successful schemes to improve the quality of teaching in the classroom.</p><i><br /></i><p><i>Reclaiming Lesson Observation</i> is for all practising educators who want to break free from the constraints of performative lesson observation to redefine and reclaim it as a powerful tool for teacher growth, on which to build sustainable, collaborative communities of teacher learning. </p>

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