Description : Includes CD-Rom Based on the authors' own clinical practice and extensive experience in the field, this book is a creative and flexible aid to helping children with learning difficulties. Their accessible and positive approach, 'Functional Learning', focuses on helping children learn, children's potential, and what they can rather than cannot do. It is based on the purposeful 'doing' by the young child and can be carried out at home, school or the therapy room with either parents, teacher or therapist. The approach, which is cross-cultural, can be extended to all aspects of the child's life, and enables them to participate in everyday activities at home and school. Fully illustrated, the book draws extensively on the authors' many years of practical work and offers techniques and activities used to help children develop their learning with a focus on: - Development of Learning Tools - Working with parents - Language and communication - Behaviour and emotional development - Integration of learning into everyday life The book includes a CD-Rom/DVD with printable material for making cards and worksheets, plus illustrative video material. This book is suitable for anyone working with or caring for a child with learning difficulties, or with autistic spectrum disorders; for SEN teachers and SENCOs, early years training, teacher training and child development courses, as well as parents. Recommended video resources: Learning and Communication http://www.concordmedia.org.uk/products/learning-and-communication-programmes-for-developmentally-delayed-children-568/ Understanding Understanding http://www.concordmedia.org.uk/products/understanding-understanding-1157/
Description : Coming 2010 : "By The Grace Of God" Autobiography by Marie L. Greenwood Website: www.myeccl.com Email: [email protected] Rocky Mountain News SPEAK OUT/GUEST COLUMN: An inspiration for DPS/Friday, October 19 at 12:00 AM/By Shepard Nevel When 14-year-old Marie sat down to discuss her college goals with her counselor at East High School, the advice she received was hardly encouraging. Despite the fact that Marie was a high-performing freshman in the top 10 percent of her class, the adviser told her not to waste her time. ""You’’re going to end up cooking or cleaning at somebody’’s house."" Her face flushed with anger, Marie stood up, emphatically announced that ""I am going to college,"" .... Marie graduated third in her class and went on to Colorado State College of Education in Greeley (now the University of Northern Colorado) where she earned her degree in 1935.Marie recalls that when she started teaching 70 years ago, she had two goals. ""I had to keep my job in the middle of the Depression and I had to keep the door open for others to come in."" Because the first African-American teacher hired by DPS on probation in 1934 did not work out, Marie was mindful that her success would affect other black teachers for years to come. And her starting teacher’’s salary of $1,200 a year was like ""manna from heaven,"" Marie writes, because it enabled her to move her parents from a ""dim basement apartment"" to a more comfortable house. "EVERY CHILD CAN LEARN should be on the required reading list of all current and aspiring teachers!" Sincerely, Dr. Anthony P. Young, Psy. D. This book is a treasure. It is important and necessary reading for all teachers and parents. Thank you Mrs. Greenwood for being, thank you for sharing your wisdom. Gayle Banks Hamlett, MEd. Psy.D. Psychologist and Educator
Description : This enlightening source shows parents how to utilize a “learning styles” approach to help their kids live up to their potential and find success in life.
Description : At least one-fifth of New Zealand children are very poor readers - and that's a conservative estimate. This result can be related directly to the 'whole language' approach to reading instruction, which has dominated in schools since the 1970s.
Description : Never Highlight a Book Again! Just the FACTS101 study guides give the student the textbook outlines, highlights, practice quizzes and optional access to the full practice tests for their textbook.
Description : Noting the improvement that has occurred in the teaching of writing since the introduction of the process approach to instruction, this book offers suggestions for still more improvement and for solving the problems that arise in the teaching of writing. The first section of the book stresses the importance of letting children write and of building a curriculum on writing, while the second section discusses the various stages of the writing process and how they can be incorporated into a balanced writing program. The third section reviews writing topics, detailing the problems of imposed topics and the secrets of successful ones. In addition, this section offers suggestions for assisting children in developing their topics in a number of subject areas. The fourth section discusses the conference approach to writing, stressing both its difficulties and its strengths. The fifth section poses 10 questions teachers should ask about writing, including: (1) What is the importance of writing? (2) What differences are there between speech and writing? (3) What are the stages in writing development? and (4) How can poetry writing be taught? The sixth section contains six special studies dealing with children's writing, and the last section offers tips for writing teachers in the areas of language usage, grammar, and style. (FL)
Description : This book provides an answer to one of the key questions of our time: namely, what constitutes a good education. Presenting a ‘four-dimensional’ model, it directly considers the essential elements a good education should include. Through forging this framework and outlaying its origins, implications and practice, the book explains how a good contemporary education can be defined and implemented. From the premise that such educational essentials are neither the preserve of the elite nor a minimum standard, White's exploration keeps the child at the heart of the discussion, focusing on every pupil's worth, identity, interactions and development. The author offers a detailed and rigorous perspective reflecting on extensive professional experience, starting with a consideration of the current educational climate and progressing through the book's three parts: looking for a good education creating a model of good education applications, implications and implementation of the model. A Good Education recognises the transformative power of education and reflects on the importance of human factors: teachers' provision for their pupils and students' ability to flourish. This book is addressed to those actively engaged in or concerned about educational provision: graduates entering teaching, school leaders, policy-makers and parents. It also speaks more broadly to all those who know that a good education really matters.
Description : “[Raschka's] marvelous sequences, fluid style, and emotional intelligence capture all of the momentum and exhilaration of this glorious accomplishment,” raves School Library Journal in a starred review. Learning to ride a bike is one of the most important milestones of childhood, and no one captures the emotional ups and downs of the experience better than Chris Raschka, who won the 2012 Caldecott Medal for A Ball for Daisy. In this simple yet emotionally rich "guide," a father takes his daughter through all the steps in the process—from choosing the perfect bicycle to that triumphant first successful ride. Using very few words and lots of expressive pictures, here is a picture book that not only shows kids how to learn to ride, but captures what it feels like to fall . . . get up . . . fall again . . . and finally "by luck, grace, and determination" ride a bicycle! From the Hardcover edition.