A cutting-edge handbook for parents from a pioneer in infant brain development Should you really read to your baby? Can teaching a baby sign language boost IQ? Should you pipe classical music into the nursery? Dr. Stamm translates the latest neuroscience findings into clear explanations and practical suggestions, demonstrating the importance of the simple ways you interact with your child every day. It isn’t the right “edu-tainment” that nurtures an infant’s brain. It is as simple as Attention, Bonding, and Communication, and it’s within every parent’s ability to provide. Practical games and tips for each developmental age group will show you not only what the latest findings are but, more importantly, tell you what to do with them.
The Handbook of Educational Evaluation brings together the experience of top evaluation leaders around the world to present and discuss the core methods and applications of educational evaluation.
Focuses on the "Transitions" that take place at major points of potential discontinuity in students' developmental trajectories and across contexts at a given time point. In this title, development literature has examined how children's motivation and achievement are affected by the shift from pre-school to school.
The brain has a remarkable capacity to change - from pre-conception to birth, and throughout the preschool and early school years, the importance of the environment and, most crucially, the presence of nurturing relationships will powerfully impact children's lives. In the Beginning: The brain, early development and learning explores, synthesises and distils current knowledge of child development at the cutting edge of neuroscientific research. With exceptional clarity, the author draws on empirical evidence to explain these fascinating changes. In the Beginning provides a wealth of information for a diverse readership - including educators, health professionals and parents. Key Features Highly topical and reflective, the book covers chronological development from conception to six years. Draws on the latest international research linking child development and neuroscience. Engaging style renders the science meaningful to all readers.
EARLY CHILDHOOD EXPERIENCES IN LANGUAGE ARTS: EARLY LITERACY, Eleventh Edition responds to national legislation, professional standards, and public concern about the development of young children's language and foundational literacy skills by providing current research-based instructional strategies in early language development. Activities throughout emphasize the relationship between listening, speaking, reading, writing (print), and viewing in language arts areas. This text addresses the cultural and ethnic diversity of children and provides techniques and tips for adapting curricula. Theory is followed by how-to suggestions and plentiful examples of classic books and stories, poems, finger plays, flannel board and alphabet experiences, puppetry, language games, drama, and phonemic and phonetic awareness activities. Students will also learn how, as teachers, they can best interact with children to promote appropriate language development, and how they can create a print-rich environment in the classroom. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Odran Yates enters Clonliffe Seminary in 1972 after his mother informs him that he has a vocation to the priesthood. He goes in full of ambition and hope, dedicated to his studies and keen to make friends. Forty years later, Odran’s devotion has been challenged by the revelations that have shattered the Irish people’s faith in the church. He has seen friends stand trial, colleagues jailed, the lives of young parishioners destroyed and has become nervous of venturing out in public for fear of disapproving stares and insulting remarks. But when a family tragedy opens wounds from his past, he is forced to confront the demons that have raged within a once respected institution and recognise his own complicity in their propagation. It has taken John Boyne fifteen years and twelve novels to write about his home country of Ireland but he has done so now in his most powerful novel to date, a novel about blind dogma and moral courage, and about the dark places where the two can meet. At once courageous and intensely personal, A History of Loneliness confirms Boyne as one of the most searching chroniclers of his generation.
From the award-winning author of From Your Child's Teacher, comes this excellent teacher's resource for helping primary students begin to write their stories.This resource includes:strategies for organizing and developing writers workshopsamples that illustrate various levels of writingstrategies for conferencing with young studentsinformation on the role of editingassessment ideasmany practical reproduciblesdetailed writing-activity lessons
Kitty moves to a new neighborhood and eventually makes a successful transition into her new third grade. "A sympathetic account of what it's like to be the new girl in school, as well as a child trying to be good and make sense of the world." -- Kirkus Reviews
The earliest years of my childhood memories are related to my paternal grandfather, maternal side of the family, my parents, all about my life at home, in school, at work and about my recollection of the Second World War.
"Help students learn to write narratives, poems, reports, descriptions, and other types of writing. Each lesson begins with a sample text to serve as a lesson model or reference, followed by a variety of activities to guide students and give them practice in writing a similar type of text. Additional activities for grammar, punctuation, vocabulary, and spelling are also included"--Back cover.
2016 Christian Book Award finalist (Fiction category) England, 1940. Clare Childs knew life would change when she unexpectedly inherited the Maggie Bright—a noble fifty-two-foot yacht. In fact, she’s counting on it. But the boat harbors secrets. When a stranger arrives, searching for documents hidden onboard, Clare is pulled into a Scotland Yard investigation that could shed light on Hitler’s darkest schemes and prompt America to action. Across the Channel, Hitler’s Blitzkrieg has the entire British army in retreat with little hope for rescue at the shallow beaches of Dunkirk. With time running out, Churchill recruits civilian watercraft to help. Hitler is attacking from land, air, and sea, and any boat that goes might not return. Yet Clare knows Maggie Bright must answer the call—piloted by an American who has refused to join the war effort until now and a detective with a very personal motive for exposing the truth. The fate of the war hinges on this rescue. While two men join the desperate fight, a nation prays for a miracle.
Meteor Showers and their Parent Comets is a unique handbook for astronomers interested in observing meteor storms and outbursts. Spectacular displays of 'shooting stars' are created when the Earth's orbit crosses a meteoroid stream, as each meteoroid causes a bright light when it enters our atmosphere at high speed. Jenniskens, an active meteor storm chaser, explains how meteoroid streams originate from the decay of meteoroids, comets and asteroids, and how they cause meteor showers on Earth. He includes the findings of recent space missions to comets and asteroids, the risk of meteor impacts on Earth, and how meteor showers may have seeded the Earth with ingredients that made life possible. All known meteor showers are identified, accompanied by fascinating details on the most important showers and their parent comets. The book predicts when exceptional meteor showers will occur over the next fifty years, making it a valuable resource for both amateur and professional astronomers.
In the decade before the Civil War, Northern Democrats, although they ostensibly represented antislavery and free-state constituencies, made possible the passage of such proslavery legislation as the Compromise of 1850 and Fugitive Slave Law of the same year, the Kansas-Nebraska Act of 1854, and the Lecompton Constitution of 1858. In Northern Men with Southern Loyalties, Michael Todd Landis forcefully contends that a full understanding of the Civil War and its causes is impossible without a careful examination of Northern Democrats and their proslavery sentiments and activities. He focuses on a variety of key Democratic politicians, such as Stephen Douglas, William Marcy, and Jesse Bright, to unravel the puzzle of Northern Democratic political allegiance to the South. As congressmen, state party bosses, convention wire-pullers, cabinet officials, and presidents, these men produced the legislation and policies that led to the fragmentation of the party and catastrophic disunion. Through a careful examination of correspondence, speeches, public and private utterances, memoirs, and personal anecdotes, Landis lays bare the desires and designs of Northern Democrats. He ventures into the complex realm of state politics and party mechanics, drawing connections between national events and district and state activity as well as between partisan dynamics and national policy. Northern Democrats had to walk a perilously thin line between loyalty to the Southern party leaders and answering to their free-state constituents. If Northern Democrats sought high office, they would have to cater to the "Slave Power." Yet, if they hoped for election at home, they had to convince voters that they were not mere lackeys of the Southern grandees.
"Before he died in 1991, Jim Tanner himself had come to believe that the majestic woodpeckers were probably gone forever, but he remained hopeful that someone would prove him wrong. This book fully captures Tanner's determined spirit as he tracked down what was then, as now, one of ornithology's true Holy Grails."--BOOK JACKET.
The StartUp Kit contains everything you need to start and run your own business! This book is a friendly guide covering all aspects of starting up - from developing a business idea and setting up a company to marketing your new business, getting that first sale and making the most of the latest tech developments. Full of great advice from start-up expert Emma Jones, it's packed with case studies of people who've successfully started their own businesses. It also comes with great offers from some of the leading brands for small business.
The Temperament Perspective is a cross-disciplinary, practical resource for professionals to help them understand and support children with different behavioral styles. The book explains how temperament traits combine to produce behavior and how environment, parenting style, and learning relate to temperament and behavior. Based on the author\'s research and work on more than 600 clinical cases at The Temperament Learning Center at Kaiser Permanente, the book discusses temperament-related behavior problems that occur at different ages (from infancy through middle childhood) and in various settings (home, school, child care, health care, and therapy). The book provides specific strategies and techniques to address problematic situations and typical behavior problems that occur at each age and in different environments. Throughout the book, there are case studies and temperament profiles that illustrate various scenarios in temperament counseling, and two appendixes provide a list of temperament questionnaires for the three age ranges covered.
Personal leadership is about regaining control of your life. It is the first step to greater success in everything you do. This book aims to help you shed doubts and assumptions and develop the ability to make choices that are right for you, without being a slave to the needs of others.