Free Government e Resources for Youth Inform Inspire and Activate

Author: Dorothy Ormes
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1440841322
Format: PDF, ePub
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Specifically focusing on the resources on federal government available online, this book supports the education of young citizens and supplies directions for conducting programs for youth on the government. • Introduces librarians to a vast range of no-cost resources that can be added to their services repertoire, including reference, programming, and displays • Helps librarians educate young citizens about their government and how it works • Supports teachers and homeschoolers in K–12 education with a breadth of government resources applicable to a variety of subject matter that is linked to national standards

Loose Parts

Author: Lisa Daly
Publisher: Redleaf Press
ISBN: 1605542741
Format: PDF, ePub
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550+ color photographs showing how loose parts are used in early childhood settings and how they help children learn

Popular Science

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Popular Science gives our readers the information and tools to improve their technology and their world. The core belief that Popular Science and our readers share: The future is going to be better, and science and technology are the driving forces that will help make it better.

Kidpreneurs

Author: Adam Toren
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780692004241
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Presents a guide for young readers on starting their own small business, discussing choosing the right business, finding customers, deciding what to charge, and using the Internet, and offering suggestions of sample businesses.

Excellence Through Equity

Author: Alan M. Blankstein
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416622578
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Excellence Through Equity is an inspiring look at how real-world educators are creating schools where all students are able to thrive. In these schools, educators understand that equity is not about treating all children the same. They are deeply committed to ensuring that each student receives what he or she individually needs to develop their full potential—and succeed. To help educators with what can at times be a difficult and challenging journey, Blankstein and Noguera frame the book with five guiding principles of Courageous Leadership: - Getting to your core - Making organizational meaning - Ensuring constancy and consistency of purpose - Facing the facts and your fears - Building sustainable relationships They further emphasize that the practices are grounded in three important areas of research that are too often disregarded: (1) child development, (2) neuroscience, and (3) environmental influences on child development and learning. You’ll hear from Carol Corbett Burris, Michael Fullan, Marcus J. Newsome, Paul Reville, Susan Szachowicz, and other bold practitioners and visionary thinkers who share compelling and actionable ideas, strategies, and experiences for closing the achievement gap in your classrooms and school. Ensuring that all students receive an education that cultivates their talents and potential is in all our common interest. As Andy Hargreaves writes in the coda: “The opportunity for all Americans is to articulate and believe in an inspiring vision of educational change that is about what the next genera¬tion of America and Americans should become, not about a target or ranking that the nation should attain.”

Owl Babies

Author: Martin Waddell
Publisher: Candlewick Press
ISBN: 076369519X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Three owl babies whose mother has gone out in the night try to stay calm while she is gone.

Teenagers Learn What They Live

Author: Rachel Harris
Publisher: Workman Publishing
ISBN: 0761157115
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Parenting by example. Using the simple, powerful message that turned Children Learn What They Live into an international bestseller with over 1.5 million copies in print, Drs. Dorothy Law Nolte and Rachel Harris bring their unique perspective to families with adolescents. Structured, like the first book, around an inspirational poem, Teenagers Learn What They Live addresses the turbulent teenage years, when a stew of hormones, pressures, and temptations makes for such extreme challenges for parents and children. Teenagers addresses popularity and peer pressure ("If teenagers live with rejection, they learn to feel lost"); the responsibilities of maturity ("If teenagers live with too many rules, they learn how to get around them./ If teenagers live with too few rules, they learn to ignore the needs of others"); body image and the allure of cigarettes, drugs, and alcohol ("If teenagers live with healthy habits, they learn to be kind to their bodies"). Central to the book are ways for parents to communicate with their teenage children-including how to deal with being "tuned out" and when to start the conversation again-and how to strike the right balance between holding on and accepting a teen's growing independence. Hundreds of examples of parent-child interactions cover everything from the all-night graduation party to problems of sexual identity, providing great guidance as well as effective conversation starters.

Commonwealth Health Ministers Update 2011

Author: Philip D. Osei
Publisher: Commonwealth Secretariat
ISBN: 1849290598
Format: PDF
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Produced for the annual Commonwealth Health Ministers' Meeting, the Commonwealth Health Ministers' Update 2011 is a resource for ministers on topical health priorities. The theme for the 2011 Meeting is "Non-communicable diseases - A priority for the Commonwealth." This accompanying Update provides comprehensive and essential information on the non-communicable disease epidemic: * An overview of non-communicable diseases in the Commonwealth * Prevalence reports from Commonwealth regions * How Commonwealth countries are responding to noncommunicable diseases * How to protect vulnerable groups within country populations * Case studies of key initiatives to control non-communicable diseases * The economic impact of non-communicable diseases A special reference section summarizes the latest information on non-communicable diseases in the Commonwealth and the responses by member countries.

Ten Steps to a Results Based Monitoring and Evaluation System

Author: Jody Zall Kusek
Publisher: World Bank Publications
ISBN: 0821389076
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This Handbook provides a comprehensive ten-step model that will help guide development practitioners through the process of designing and building a results-based monitoring and evaluation system.