Making ALL Kids Smarter

Author: John DeLandtsheer
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412989035
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book helps teachers plan a challenging programme for students, particularly gifted students, within a regular education classroom. It addresses brain-compatible learning, which makes it appropriate for a much wider group of students than just the very brightest. Approaches and strategies are explained in a unique and personal style and include the following: use of inter-disciplinary themes, analytical thinking exercises, teaching moral dilemmas, Socratic questioning techniques, increasing depth and complexity through interactive games, activities to promote creative thinking, using graphic organizers, and teaching research skills and methods. The author demonstrates how all these strategies and approaches work together to help teachers create a more meaningful learning experience for all students. An added benefit of the author′s training, as reflected in this book, is to help put the creativity and search for knowledge back into the learning process.

Social Studies Worksheets Don t Grow Dendrites

Author: Marcia L. Tate
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412998751
Format: PDF, Docs
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Best-selling author Marcia L. Tate brings her trademark “dendrite-growing” teaching strategies to this practitioner-friendly collection of brain-compatible methods for engaging K–12 students in social studies.

Sit and Get Won t Grow Dendrites

Author: Marcia L. Tate
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452283850
Format: PDF, ePub
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Make professional development unforgettable Teaching busy adults can be a daunting task. How do you grab their attention and make material memorable? Expert Marcia Tate knows how adults learn best and shares 20 professional development strategies that work. What you’ll find in the 2nd edition: 20 learning strategies proven to engage adults and boost long-term retention 150 professional learning activities that spark educator participation New findings on learning styles, brain research, and adult learning theory References to the new Learning Forward Professional Standards Samples of professional learning designs Guided reflection and application sections

The Best Scholarships for the Best Students

Author: Peterson's
Publisher: Peterson's
ISBN: 0768935261
Format: PDF
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Peterson's The Best Scholarships for the Best Students is here to help ambitious, high-performing students get the most out of the educational process. This guide will help students find honors, awards, and life-changing opportunities. In addition to our descriptive award listings, there are also sections on writing about yourself, preparing a strong curriculum vitae/resume, and obtaining strong letters of recommendation. Peterson's also has advice for parents of accomplished students and advice from past student award winners. Peterson's The Best Scholarships for the Best Students provides expert strategies to help successful students apply for and win major academic and experiential awards.

Smart but Scattered

Author: Peg Dawson
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9781606238806
Format: PDF, Docs
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There's nothing more frustrating than watching your bright, talented son or daughter struggle with everyday tasks like finishing homework, putting away toys, or following instructions at school. Your "smart but scattered" 4- to 13-year-old might also have trouble coping with disappointment or managing anger. Drs. Peg Dawson and Richard Guare have great news: there's a lot you can do to help. The latest research in child development shows that many kids who have the brain and heart to succeed lack or lag behind in crucial "executive skills"--the fundamental habits of mind required for getting organized, staying focused, and controlling impulses and emotions. Learn easy-to-follow steps to identify your child's strengths and weaknesses, use activities and techniques proven to boost specific skills, and problem-solve daily routines. Helpful worksheets and forms can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size. Small changes can add up to big improvements--this empowering book shows how. See also the authors' Smart but Scattered Teens and their self-help guide for adults. Plus, an academic planner for middle and high school students and related titles for professionals.

Collaborative Literacy

Author: Susan E. Israel
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 9781412916981
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The authors offer higher-level thinking and reading strategies that promote achievement for all students, with resources to build collaborative literacy, stimulate creativity, develop richer comprehension, and more.

Raising a Sensory Smart Child

Author: Lindsey Biel
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101429365
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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BRAND NEW FOR 2018: A fully revised edition of the most comprehensive guide to sensory processing challenges "At least, here are the insights and answers parents have been searching for." -Dr. Temple Grandin For children with sensory difficulties - those who struggle process everyday sensations and exhibit unusual behaviors such as avoiding or seeking out touch, movement, sounds, and sights - this groundbreaking book is an invaluable resource. Sensory processing challenges affect all kinds of kind - from those with developmental delays, learning and attenion issues, or autism spectrum disorder to those without any other issues. Now in its third edition, Raising a Sensory Smart Child is even more comprehensive and helpful than ever. In this book, you'll learn: *How the 8 senses (yes, 8!) are supposed to work together and what happens when they don't *Practical solutions for daily challenges-from brushing teeth to getting dressed to handling holiday gatherings * Strategies for managing sensitivities to noise, smell textures, and more *"Sensory diet" activities" that help meet sensory needs, with new ideas for kids, teens, adults, and families * Parenting tips for handling discpline, transitions, and behavioral issues *How to practically and emotionally support children and teens with autism and sensory issues * Ways to advocate for your child at school and make schools more "sensory smart" *How to help your child with sensory issues use technology effectively and responsibly * Ways to empower your child and teen in the world * Where to get the best professional help and complementary therapies ***WINNER of the NAPPA GOLD AWARD and iPARENTING MEDIA AWARD***

Peak Performance for Smart Kids

Author: Maureen Neihart
Publisher: PRUFROCK PRESS INC.
ISBN: 1593633106
Format: PDF, ePub
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Presents strategies, activities, and examples for parents to help their children succeed in school.

The Routledge International Companion to Gifted Education

Author: Tom Balchin
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136028862
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The Routledge International Companion to Gifted Education is a ground-breaking collection of fully-referenced chapters written by many of the most highly-respected authorities on the subject from around the world. These fifty contributors include distinguished scholars who have produced many of the most significant advances to the field over the past few decades, like Joseph Renzulli and Robert Sternberg, alongside authorities who ask questions about the very concepts and terminology embodied in the field – scholars such as Carol Dweck and Guy Claxton. This multi-faceted volume: highlights strategies to support giftedness in children, providing ideas that work and weeding out those that don’t; is written in jargon-free language in an easy-to use themed format; is the most authoritative collection of future-focused views, ideas and reflections, practices and evaluations yet produced; includes chapters dealing with the major controversies and concerns in the field today, from the problems of identification to changing understandings of giftedness and creativity. The international aspect of the Companion, and its juxtaposition of points of view – whereby chapters are deliberately positioned and accompanied by editorial commentary to highlight the contrasts with each other – ensures that different views are addressed, allowing the reader to absorb and reflect upon the many perspectives on each issue. The Companion is a guide to the new ideas and controversies that are informing gifted education discussion and policy-making around the world. It is a first class resource to students and researchers alike.

Strategies for Successful Classroom Management

Author: Brian D. Mendler
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452293562
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Help difficult students change negative behaviors with these strategies for teaching conflict resolution and anger management, handling power struggles successfully, helping students prevent bullying, and more.