Building Parent Involvement Through the Arts

Author: Michael Sikes
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452235902
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Ready-to-use activities tied to content and standards help educators create arts-rich schools that welcome families and community members, promote diversity, and engage parents in their children's education.

The Living Chess Game

Author: Alexey W. Root
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 9781598843804
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This book provides comprehensive information and guidance for successfully staging a theatrical living chess game for children ages 9-14. It also prepares student to succeed in University Interscholastic League (UIL) Chess Puzzle. * Includes nearly 60 chess diagrams, illustrations of musical notation, publicity materials, and useful forms for visual art and theatrical evaluation * Instructs readers on writing scripts for famous chess games such as the Immortal Game, the Evergreen Game, and the Opera Game * Helps educators and librarians prepare students to succeed in University Interscholastic League (UIL) Chess Puzzle * Provides the national content standard, objectives, resources and materials, procedure, and assessment in all 12 music, dance, visual art, and theater activities * An annotated bibliography identifies additional source materials * A glossary defines 69 chess terms

Crespar Findings 1994 1999

Author: A. Wade Boykin
Publisher: Psychology Press
ISBN: 1135065365
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This double issue presents summaries of the scholarly and practical-reform accomplishments of the first five years of the Center for Research on the Education of Students Placed at Risk (CRESPAR). This bold, five-year initiative addressed several of the problems that most directly challenge the values and practical aspirations of modern democracies. The included articles emphasize how CRESPAR has focused on the schools in many of America's most challenging communities. It has both helped local schools improve themselves and advanced the nation's research base. This issue was written in commemoration of the life and work of John Henry Hollifield, Jr., founding coeditor. For 28 years, Hollifield served as an editor and administrator at Johns Hopkins University's Center for Social Organization of Schools. When JESPAR was just an idea, Hollifield was one of the people who most strongly advocated its development. He had a ready smile, a fine editorial touch, and a relentless will to produce each excellent issue. This issue, summarizing much of the research from CRESPAR's first five years, is presented by the full team of authors in his loving memory.

Matilda

Author: Roald Dahl
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101654317
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Now a musical! Matilda is a sweet, exceptional young girl, but her parents think she's just a nuisance. She expects school to be different but there she has to face Miss Trunchbull, a menacing, kid-hating headmistress. When Matilda is attacked by the Trunchbull she suddenly discovers she has a remarkable power with which to fight back. It'll take a superhuman genius to give Miss Trunchbull what she deserves and Matilda may be just the one to do it! Here is Roald Dahl's original novel of a little girl with extraordinary powers. This much-loved story has recently been made into a wonderful new musical, adapted by Dennis Kelly with music and lyrics by Tim Minchin.

Conflict Resolution Education

Author: Donna K. Crawford
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 0788140272
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Developed for educators, juvenile justice practitioners, and others in youth-serving organizations to heighten awareness of conflict resolution education and its potential to help settle disputes peacefully in a variety of settings. The guide provides background information on conflict resolution education; an overview of four widely used, promising, and effective approaches; and guidance on how to initiate and implement conflict resolution education programs in various settings. Includes curriculum resources, reading list, glossary and assessment forms. Charts and tables.

How People Learn

Author: National Research Council
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 0309131979
Format: PDF, Mobi
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First released in the Spring of 1999, How People Learn has been expanded to show how the theories and insights from the original book can translate into actions and practice, now making a real connection between classroom activities and learning behavior. This edition includes far-reaching suggestions for research that could increase the impact that classroom teaching has on actual learning. Like the original edition, this book offers exciting new research about the mind and the brain that provides answers to a number of compelling questions. When do infants begin to learn? How do experts learn and how is this different from non-experts? What can teachers and schools do-with curricula, classroom settings, and teaching methods--to help children learn most effectively? New evidence from many branches of science has significantly added to our understanding of what it means to know, from the neural processes that occur during learning to the influence of culture on what people see and absorb. How People Learn examines these findings and their implications for what we teach, how we teach it, and how we assess what our children learn. The book uses exemplary teaching to illustrate how approaches based on what we now know result in in-depth learning. This new knowledge calls into question concepts and practices firmly entrenched in our current education system. Topics include: How learning actually changes the physical structure of the brain. How existing knowledge affects what people notice and how they learn. What the thought processes of experts tell us about how to teach. The amazing learning potential of infants. The relationship of classroom learning and everyday settings of community and workplace. Learning needs and opportunities for teachers. A realistic look at the role of technology in education.

School Family and Community Partnerships

Author: Joyce L. Epstein
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1506391354
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Strengthen family and community engagement to promote equity and increase student success! When schools, families, and communities collaborate and share responsibility for students' education, more students succeed in school. Based on 30 years of research and fieldwork, this fourth edition of a bestseller provides tools and guidelines to use to develop more effective and equitable programs of family and community engagement. Written by a team of well-known experts, this foundational text demonstrates a proven approach to implement and sustain inclusive, goal-oriented programs. Readers will find: Many examples and vignettes Rubrics and checklists for implementation of plans CD-ROM complete with slides and notes for workshop presentations