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.
Author: Katrin Stroh
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/
Packed with real classroom examples and practical guidance for using the methods, this guide gives teachers the tools to transform even difficult classrooms.
Author: Art Willans
Publisher: New Society Publishers
Ditch the behavioral charts and start teaching for universal success Disinterested students and behavioral problems are all too common in schools. Yet results show that behavior charts and other reward-and-punishment systems simply don't work. Teachers are burning out and students are failing. But what can be done? The secret lies in a unique combination of behavioral science, neuropsychology, and group dynamics. When teachers get the classroom experience right, students want to succeed and achieve to their potential, while behavioral problems largely vanish. For decades, it has been widely accepted that children have motivating needs including the need to avoid pain, a need for autonomy, and the need to belong. The authors harness these motivations into a method of interactions that increases cooperation, and in which children want to succeed and help others to thrive. Packed with real classroom examples and practical guidance for using the methods, this guide gives teachers the tools to transform even difficult classrooms. Start teaching for universal success in classroom management and academic accomplishments.
You are an inspiration to us all. Gayle Banks Hamlett, MEd. Psy.D. Psychologist
and Educator I must say thatI thoroughly enjoyed reviewing EVERY CHILD CAN LEARN! Mrs. Marie L. Greenwood provides an extraordinary example of the most
Author: Marie L. Greenwood
Publisher: Author House
Category: Biography & Autobiography
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
This book is written for anyone concerned about the poor reading results of America's students, from teachers looking for real strategies to use in their classrooms to parents trying to be better advocates for their children.
Author: Meredith Liben
Meredith and David Liben have spent decades transforming education, working as teachers, researchers, leaders, and founders of an alternative public elementary school in Harlem"€"the Family Academy. The Libens have been on the front lines of the reading wars since 1994, when the Family Academy's first cohort of students failed the NYC end of year reading exam and they were confronted with the question: How can a school with plenty of resources, dedication to outstanding instruction, and support for social and emotional learning fail so spectacularly at teaching children how to read? The answers are collected here in Know Better, Do Better: Teaching the Foundations So Every Child Can Read. The Libens have poured through the research, pedagogical movements, and deeply entrenched classroom myths to find the literacy practices and instructional materials that actually improve student learning outcomes. Through their work, the Family Academy reading scores rose to the highest of any non"€"gifted school in Harlem. The best of intentions aren't enough to make children literate; educators have to know better so they can do better.
Undoubtedly, we can learn from them, from the wealth of text, video and
experiences that we are presented with. ... Some systems will provide an on-
screen assessment; then set out the programme of study a student will follow;
Author: John Galloway
This book takes into account three core policies: 'Every Child Matters', 'Personalised Learning', and 'Harnessing Technology', combined they are at the heart of changes to children and young peoples’ experiences of school. Harnessing Technology considers these policies and their interlinked relationship. It outlines the ways in which technology allows us to assess, track and monitor pupil progress and use this information to better support both their learning and their broader needs, making it an essential resource for training and practicing teachers, school leaders, and all those involved in educational transformation. To achieve the five outcomes of the 'Every Child Matters' agenda requires an approach that is pupil centred, with developments in new technologies making it possible to not only understand each individual more precisely, but also for them to learn in more flexible and personalised ways. Through innovations such as web based information sharing, learning platforms and e-portfolios, schools will be able to offer content appropriate to pupil’s personal goals, breaching conventional orthodoxies of time and place. How far these policies will transform schools and services for children and young people remains to be seen. Consideration is given within the book to the barriers to their success, the issues that impinge upon them, and questions asked about their capacity to bring about long-term, systemic, change.
Throughout this book, the idea of culture is used to illustrate how teachers can guide all students to be successful in science while still being respectful of students' ethnic heritages and cultural traditions.
Author: John Settlage
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Teaching Science to Every Child proposes a fresh perspective for teaching school science and draws upon an extensive body of classroom research to meaningfully address the achievement gap in science education. Settlage and Southerland begin from the point of view that science can be thought of as a culture, rather than as a fixed body of knowledge. Throughout this book, the idea of culture is used to illustrate how teachers can guide all students to be successful in science while still being respectful of students' ethnic heritages and cultural traditions. By combining a cultural view of science with instructional approaches shown to be effective in a variety of settings, the authors provide elementary and middle school teachers with a conceptual framework as well as pedagogical approaches which support the science learning of a diverse array of students.
This book, filled with practical strategies, classroom-management ideas, reproducible tools, as well as low and high-tech solutions for increasing output and boosting self esteem will also help you: · Implement principles of UDL to ...
Author: Melanie Meehan
Publisher: Corwin Press
Empowering striving writers to thrive as writers! Somehow, in every classroom during every year, there are students who keep us up at night because of the instructional challenges they face as writers. These students—our striving writers—may find success exploring different entry points and pathways than those their classmates travel. Every Child Can Write will help you lead striving writers along their journey toward growth, confidence, and success. Filled with practical strategies, classroom-management ideas,and reproducible tools, this book also offers low- and high-tech solutions for increasing writing volume and boosting self-esteem. Plus, with suggestions for differentiating instruction based on standards and student needs, it will help you: Implement principles of UDL to optimize your classroom environment and student learning; Identify and honor students’ strengths throughout your writing instruction; Maximize the power of formative assessment to set goals with students; and Integrate the most appropriate technology that empowers students and leads them to independence. As essential as writing is in elementary school, it will be even more important when your students reach middle school. Now is the time to give them the skills, practice, and confidence they need to succeed.
eager to have me autograph a book for someone else. “I'm giving this book to my
son's teacher,” she explained. “I'm going to tell her she needs to read this!” I
winced. “Please,” I said, “don't approach his teacher that way. She may never read ...
Author: Cynthia Ulrich Tobias
Publisher: Tyndale House Publishers, Inc.
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.
This book will show you how. Helping Your Child with Language-Based Learning Disabilities outlines an attachment-based approach to help your child succeed based in the latest research.
Author: Daniel Franklin
Publisher: New Harbinger Publications
Category: Family & Relationships
Based in cutting-edge research in neuroscience, education, and the principles of attachment-based teaching, this important guide for parents offers tools and practices to help children transcend language-based learning difficulties, do better in school, and gain self-confidence and self-esteem. If your child has a language-based learning difficulty—such as dyscalculia, dyslexia, and auditory processing disorder—they may have to work twice as hard to keep up with their peers in school. Your child may also have feelings of frustration, anger, sadness, or shame as a result of their learning differences. As a parent, it hurts to see your child struggle. But the good news is that there are proven-effective strategies you can learn to help your child be their best. This book will show you how. Helping Your Child with Language-Based Learning Disabilities outlines an attachment-based approach to help your child succeed based in the latest research. This research indicates that a secure attachment relationship between you and your child actually optimizes their learning ability by enhancing motivation, regulating anxiety, and triggering neuroplasticity. In this book, you’ll discover why it’s so important to accurately assess your child, find new perspectives on LBLDs based on the most current studies, and discover tips and strategies for navigating school, home life, and your child’s future. Most importantly, you’ll learn how your own special bond with your child can help spark their interest in reading, writing, and math. Every child is unique—and every child learns in his or her own way. With this groundbreaking guide, you’ll be able to help your child thrive, in school and life.
These are just two of mathematician John Mighton's many success stories since he started JUMP (Junior Undiscovered Math Prodigies), a not-for-profit organization providing free math tutoring for elementary-level students from low income ...
Author: John Mighton
Publisher: House of Anansi
John Mighton’s revolutionary bestselling guide to how every child can learn math through his groundbreaking JUMP program. A student in a remedial class who couldn't count by twos is now in an academic program a year ahead of her grade level. An entire Grade 3 class, including so-called slow learners, scores over 90% on a Grade 6-7 math test. These are just two of mathematician John Mighton's many success stories since he started JUMP (Junior Undiscovered Math Prodigies), a not-for-profit organization providing free math tutoring for elementary-level students from low income homes. In The Myth of Ability John Mighton tells JUMP's fascinating story and explains its teaching method with lots of simple examples.
There's no greater challenge than to make sure that every child——and all of us
on this stage mean every child, not just a few children—every single child,
regardless of where they live, how they're raised, ... We believe every child can learn.
Author: Gardenia Harris
Publisher: Jason Aronson, Incorporated
Category: Social Science
Covering important social work issues aimed at today's students, paired articles 'talk to each other,' thus setting up a clear 'pro-con' format. Each pair of readings features an introduction with a list of 'Points to Ponder' which introduces students to the issues they'll encounter as they read, and ends with a conclusion entitled 'The Continuing Debate.' The book serves as a supplemental text to be used in Social Work Policy classes at the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Using these learning styles when supporting children with SEN ensures we are
aiming to reach every child in relation to the process they may use to learn. In
doing this we should be providing a more inclusive environment, not just for
Author: Anita Walton
A practical and accessible new edition of this essential text for support staff and those involved in teaching and supporting learning.
Out of the hills of Kentucky and Southern Indiana comes a teacher’s voice crying for a completely new approach to public education.
Author: John Harvey
Publisher: Trafford Publishing
Out of the hills of Kentucky and Southern Indiana comes a teacher’s voice crying for a completely new approach to public education. A 30-year veteran of public education in 4 states, the author marshals some convincing arguments that the worst enemy of public education is itself and that the school administrations in most school systems are very definitely guilty of self-perpetuating and extending that failure. While hiding behind the façade of competent, caring administrators, all too many superintendents and principals are guilty of placing the almighty dollar first, their own reputations second and students a poor third. The writer places the blame for all of this failure on the heads of school administrations while not excusing the culpability of teachers and parents for believing those who try to convince them that education is available for everyone if the correct “magic” curricula, programs, methods, etc. are followed carefully and proper testing is done correctly. Public education is still only educating those students who come to school properly motivated or who are fortunate enough to find those few teachers who are willing to buck the system and teach the children, not the tests, the curricula or the currently popular (and ever-changing) programs. In answer to the inevitable questions of whether or not the system is worth preserving and what might be done to make a serious attempt at educating every child, the author proposes some interesting and thought provoking strategies. Radically different than those proposed by the Bush administration, these strategies are possible on any level from a single classroom to an entire nation. Saving America’s Schools is a must-read for every serious educator, every parent and every concerned citizen in this country.
Each of these conditions must be addressed if the cause of transforming our
schools is to move from rhetoric to reality. Therefore, the final pages of this book
are dedicated to discussing each in detail. EVERY CHILD CAN LEARN The idea
Author: Phillip C. Schlechty
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ENGAGING STUDENTS In Phillip Schlechty's best-selling book Working on the Work, he outlined a motivational framework for improving student performance by improving the quality of schools designed for students. Engaging Students offers a next-step resource in which Schlechty incorporates what he's learned from the field and from the hundreds of workshops he and the Schlechty Center staff have conducted since Working on the Work was first published. This innovative and practical book is focused on helping teachers become increasingly successful in designing engaging work for their students. Schlechty contends that rather than viewing schools as teaching platforms, schools must be viewed as learning platforms. Rather than seeing schools as knowledge distribution systems, schools must be seen as knowledge work systems. Rather than defining teachers as instructors, teachers must be defined as designers, leaders, and guides to instruction. Engaging Students also includes useful questionnaires that will facilitate discussion, analysis, and action planning at both school and classroom levels. Praise for Engaging Students "In Engaging Students, Schlechty boldly delineates why the focus on engaging students overrides the focus on test scores. Every teacher and administrator in my district will use this guide to transform our entire organization into one that is truly focused on student engagement." —KIM REDMOND, superintendent, Canton Local Schools, Canton, Ohio "This insightful book reminds us that every decision made in schools should ultimately benefit students. You will find yourself referring to this book again and again as a guide to support you in your role as an educator." —ALLENE MAGILL, executive director, Professional Association of Georgia Educators, Atlanta, Georgia "Here is a much-enriched framework for everything Dr. Schlechty advocates: well articulated curriculum standards, schools as a platform for learning, teachers as leaders and designers of engaging and meaningful work, and students becoming responsible for their learning." —NYANA SIMS, K-12 literacy and induction facilitator, Goshen School District, Torrington, Wyoming "By understanding and implementing the principles so thoughtfully articulated in this book, schools can become centers of highly engaged learners—and in that endeavor find again the joy of teaching and learning." —JOHNNY VESELKA, executive director, Texas Association of School Administrators, Austin, Texas
Learning together can develop social and cognitive skills What a child can do in
co-operation today, he will be able to do alone tomorrow. Vygotsky (1962) I used to hate working with other people. Now I've worked in groups, I only hate ...
Author: Robert Fisher
Publisher: Nelson Thornes
Category: Education, Elementary
This exciting book fosters the skills involved in learning, providing a frame-work for developing active learning in every community, classroom and school.
Here is an example of some of the journal prompts found within the pages: Write a thank you note to a friend who gave you garlic and onion flavored chewing gum. I have never been more frightened than when.... In 20 years from now I will be.
Author: Melanie Bremner
One of the most important skills we can learn as we grow is how to write and spell. One way to encourage your children to get excited about writing is by offering them a journal with writing prompts. In this way, they will have ideas for journaling without stressing about what to write about. In this 6 x 9 elementary school journal, there is 155 pages full of fun creative writing prompts to help your little writer hone their skills and learn to enjoy the art of journaling. On every page is also a colorful cartoon element that is related to the school theme. Here is an example of some of the journal prompts found within the pages: Write a thank you note to a friend who gave you garlic and onion flavored chewing gum. I have never been more frightened than when.... In 20 years from now I will be.... Write about a day you would like to forget Invent and describe a new food Bonus 10 full size coloring pages! This journal is the perfect size to throw in your child's backpack when they are going on a trip. This way they will be able to keep up the habit of daily writing.