Engaging Children s Minds

Author: Lilian Katz
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9781567505009
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Presents an introduction to the Project Approach to teaching children from preschool through the primary grades.

Engaging Children s Minds The Project Approach 3rd Edition

Author: Lilian G. Katz
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 144082844X
Format: PDF, ePub
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Now in its third edition, this book shows teachers how to incorporate the Project Approach into early childhood and elementary curricula, engaging children intellectually and heightening their capacities for thinking, hypothesizing, reasoning, and expressing their natural curiosity. • Presents the philosophical, theoretical, and research bases of project work that serve to explain how the Project Approach enables children to make better, more in-depth and accurate sense of their experiences and phenomena in their everyday environment • Includes descriptions of numerous projects implemented with children in a wide variety of settings to guide teachers through developing their own successful projects with children • Provides a comprehensively updated new edition of the well-known standard book on the Project Approach

Awakening Childrens Minds How Parents and Teachers Can Make a Difference

Author: Laura E. Berk
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199883734
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Parents and teachers today face a swirl of conflicting theories about child rearing and educational practice. Indeed, current guides are contradictory, oversimplified, and at odds with current scientific knowledge. Now, in Awakening Childrens Minds, Laura Berk cuts through the confusion of competing theories, offering a new way of thinking about the roles of parents and teachers and how they can make a difference in childrens lives. This is the first book to bring to a general audience, in lucid prose richly laced with examples, truly state-of-the-art thinking about child rearing and early education. Berks central message is that parents and teachers contribute profoundly to the development of competent, caring, well-adjusted children. In particular, she argues that adult-child communication in shared activities is the wellspring of psychological development. These dialogues enhance language skills, reasoning ability, problem-solving strategies, the capacity to bring action under the control of thought, and the childs cultural and moral values. Berk explains how children weave the voices of more expert cultural members into dialogues with themselves. When puzzling, difficult, or stressful circumstances arise, children call on this private speech to guide and control their thinking and behavior. In addition to providing clear roles for parents and teachers, Berk also offers concrete suggestions for creating and evaluating quality educational environments--at home, in child care, in preschool, and in primary school--and addresses the unique challenges of helping children with special needs. Parents, Berk writes, need a consistent way of thinking about their role in childrens lives, one that can guide them in making effective child-rearing decisions. Awakening Childrens Minds gives us the basic guidance we need to raise caring, thoughtful, intelligent children.

Engaging Minds in the Classroom

Author: Michael F. Opitz
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416618058
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How do you motivate a classroom of bored teenagers, self-absorbed tweens, or energetic younger students to learn? In this book, you'll explore what Michael F. Opitz and Michael P. Ford have discovered about planning lessons that engage students and enable them to truly enjoy learning. The authors outline key findings from research on motivation and engagement and offer real-life teaching examples from various grades. They show how to systematically propel students to enjoy using their minds every day--and to view themselves as confident learners ready to take on the challenges of the world. Engaging Minds in the Classroom is a must-read for any educator who understands that developing students' love of learning is the catalyst for achievement at every level. Michael F. Opitz is professor emeritus of reading education at the University of Northern Colorado and is a literacy consultant and coach and author of several publications and reading programs. Michael P. Ford is chair of the Department of Literacy and Language, University of Wisconsin Oshkosh. He is also an experienced Title I reading and 1st grade teacher. Ford is the author of several books and reading publications.

The Normative and Dynamic Dimensions of Children s Mind

Author: Eulalee Nderu-Boddington
Publisher:
ISBN:
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This paper examines the developmental concepts such as the normative and the dynamic dimensions that Katz talked about in her book (Engaging Children's Minds), and its' contribution towards the development of children. It points to the different varieties of behaviour that children engage in within their different cultures. It presented problems that the ESL teacher faces when she has to create a lesson plan to teach ESL children. A new syllabus was designed to help the ESL teacher counter these problems and a sample lesson plan was given.

Music and the Young Mind

Author: Maureen Harris
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1607090635
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Maureen Harris has written an early childhood music program that is easily incorporated into the classroom routine. Written for the early childhood educator-experienced or trainee, musician or nonmusician_this book describes a music-enriched environment for teaching the whole child. Now educators can put research into practice and benefit from the wealth of knowledge and research acquired over the centuries on the power of music. With easy-to-follow lesson plans, sing-along CDs (sung in a suitable pitch for the young child), and supporting literature, educators can gain musical confidence as they explore research on child development, learn how to create a music-enriched environment and build musical confidence, see a curriculum time-frame, and follow lesson plans with ideas for further musical creativity and exploration. In addition, the multicultural section shows how to set up an early childhood music setting that maximizes the benefits of a variety of cultural values and practices. As you read this book you will begin to see music as a biological human need, an incredible vehicle for enhancing intelligence, and a means to connecting and uniting people around the world.

Rational Emotive Behavioral Approaches to Childhood Disorders

Author: Albert Ellis
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387263756
Format: PDF, ePub
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Since the groundbreaking first edition of Rational Emotive Approaches to the Problems of Childhood by Albert Ellis and Michael Bernard two decades ago, our understanding of the nature and treatment of children’s problems has grown considerably. Now in a completely new volume, Albert Ellis and children’s REBT specialist Professor Michael Bernard have revised and updated this pioneering volume to reflect both the latest in clinical practice and research. Fourteen expert contributors (including many from the original) share with the editors a deep commitment to integrating REBT with other cognitive-behavioral methods, and to providing young people with developmentally appropriate care. Together they give readers a practical framework for conducting assessment, treatment, and prevention with individuals, clients and groups as well as in family and school settings. Key features of this new edition include: Developmental considerations in using REBT with children and adolescents Specific chapters devoted to major disorders -- aggression, phobias anxiety, depression, academic underachievement, and ADHD Latest strategies for challenging and changing the irrational beliefs of young people Techniques for building key REBT skills: emotional resilience and frustration tolerance Extensive research findings on the efficacy of REBT with young people Brand-new material on special issues -- involving parents, conducting group sessions, and working with exceptional children An overview of Rational Emotive Education and You Can Do It! Education, school-based applications of REBT With coverage this thorough, Ellis, Bernard, and collaborators have created a resource of immediate value to child and adolescent mental health practitioners including school psychologists, school counselors, school social workers, behavior therapists, and family therapists, and educators involved in helping young people overcome behavioral disorders.

Becoming Young Thinkers

Author: Judy Harris Helm
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 080775594X
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Continuing the exploration of project work in the author's bestseller, Young Investigators, this book is designed for teachers who know how to do project work but are ready to move to the next level. Focusing on how children become young thinkers, the book begins with mind, brain, and education science and instructional guidelines for all learning experiences, and then connects these to the rich foundation of the project approach. Helm provides specific strategies for deepening project work, including how to select meaningful topics, plan for projects, integrate standards, support children's questioning, create provocations to promote enagement, and help children represent their ideas. This practical resource will extend practitioner's knowledge about project-based learning so they can create project work that is more engaging, meaningful and productive. Book features include: vivid examples of deep project work from real classrooms (pre-K through 2nd grade); an analysis worksheet for applications of Dewey's vision of child-centered learning; charts for integrating CCSS for English Language Arts and Mathematics in kindergarten projects; and a teacher reflection form for evaluating the depth of project work.

Engaging Children in Science

Author: Ann C. Howe
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780135983430
Format: PDF, Mobi
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A guide to an activity-based course in science teaching methods for both pre-service and in-service teachers. Material is presented in the from of an extended interaction between a new and an experienced teacher. Lays out the theoretical foundation for constructivism, and covers recent ideas on incl

The Foundation Stage Teacher in Action

Author: Margaret Edgington
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9780761944195
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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A fully revised edition of the author's best selling book, this resource now includes an extended section on leadership, and managing the foundation stage.