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.

Music and Chess

Author: Achilleas Zographos
Publisher: SCB Distributors
ISBN: 1941270735
Format: PDF
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A Most Fascinating Journey! It has long been recognized that there are only three major areas of human endeavor which produce prodigies: music, chess and mathematics. This does not occur by happenstance. There are links on many levels. Now, for the first time, Music and Chess - Apollo Meets Caissa examines the yet unexplored relation of chess to music. Mathematics is a main common denominator, a fact that is highlighted accordingly. The thesis of this extraordinarily researched book is that chess is art in itself. It can create art and is strongly related to mathematics and music. As becomes clear, this relationship has already been introduced by some legendary players such as Mikhail Tal and Vladimir Kramnik . Great artists such as John Cage, Marcel Duchamp and Arnold Schonberg, to name but a few, have also been fascinated by the very same idea. Surprisingly, this has not been explored in detail so far - only some sporadic articles exist, by authors specializing in either music or chess. There are chapters that address issues which are specialized in chess and music, while others cover related issues of general, social and artistic nature. Music and Chess - Apollo Meets Caissa can be appreciated by readers who have a good, general, though non-specific background, in both fields. That is, no technical knowledge of music is required, with the only prerequisite to fully appreciate the text being the understanding of standard chess rules. The text could be equally enlightening to students of music or mathematics, as an added intellectual insight into these two disciplines. The text is supplemented by many chess diagrams, charts, and over 50 full-color images. So, turn on the music, set up chessboard, get out the calculator and let the author take you on a most fascinating journey that is Music and Chess - Apollo Meets Caissa.

Educating Music Teachers for the 21st Century

Author: J.L. Aróstegui
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9460915035
Format: PDF, ePub
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Educating Music Teachers for the 21st Century discusses a range of teacher education programmes in music across Europe and Latin America reflecting about the shifting conditions, causes and factors in which pre-service teachers construct their musical and educational knowledge. It presents seven case studies carried out in Argentina, Brazil, Mexico, Portugal, Spain, and Sweden in order to understand the general and specific elements of new thinking in music education, and the ways these relate to the profound changes all of these countries are experiencing, within the era of cultural globalisation. In this way, this book does not only analyse specific programmes but also seeks to explore a range of issues relating to the education of music teachers that is of interest both to scholars working within music education and music teacher training, and to a wider educational audience of readers interested in such topics as changing youth cultures, globalisation, educational evaluation and teacher education.

Lighthouse Faith

Author: Lauren Green
Publisher: Thomas Nelson
ISBN: 0718083407
Format: PDF
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Is God Just a Distant Concept? An Award-Winning Religion Correspondent is Convinced the Answer is No and Explores the Possible Relationship with Our Creator Fox News Religion Correspondent Lauren Green uses her wealth of stories, vast network of contacts, and her own extensive study of theology to take the reader on a unique journey of spiritual discovery. With few female authors writing in the field of theology, Green provides an important perspective to all who wish to move closer to not only a deeper relationship with God but an understanding of what makes that possible. Green gathers insight from some amazing guides along the way, through personal conversations with some of the leading minds in the world on the topic of Christianity. These include: Timothy Keller John Piper Alister McGrath William Lane Craig John Lennox Sir John Polkinghorne Amy Beckman Elizabeth Lev … and many more Is God simply an accessory that we carry with us? Something similar to what we might download from a music site to suit our personal tastes—a personal assistant in a way? Or is He His law, His structure, and His authoritative Word contained in the Holy Scripture, an objective reality to which you daily shape your life? If we believe or know we should believe that it’s the latter, how do we make this happen? How do we live joyfully under God’s will in a world so drenched in the will of human desire? Lighthouse Faith explores the heart of the Christian doctrine and a pathway of perceiving God as an interactive hands-on presence; a caring and loving being. The first commandment is a life-giving force loaded with information about the world in which we live. This law stands atop the other nine commandments as a beacon of light, illuminating the created order, just as a lighthouse lamp shines in a darkened space, heralding a way to safety.

Serious Fun

Author: Carolyn Hirst-Loucks
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317918231
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Discover how to improve student engagement, foster collaboration, and boost achievement with the power of fun. This book provides dozens of instructional strategies that can be implemented immediately into any classroom to increase student motivation and foster love of learning. Backed up with brain-based research, you can use these techniques, activities, and resources for: - priming students to learn at the beginning of class - promoting higher-level thinking and creativity - helping students master critical concepts and skills - without stress! - class-building and team-building Strategies are supplemented with content-specific examples and sample lesson plans. Learn how to make your classroom a seriously fun place to learn!

A Workbook for Arguments A Complete Course in Critical Thinking

Author: David R. Morrow
Publisher: Hackett Publishing
ISBN: 1603845496
Format: PDF, Docs
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"A Workbook for Arguments" builds on Anthony Weston's Rulebook for Arguments to o ffer a complete textbook for a course in critical thinking or informal logic. The Workbook contains the entire text of the fourth edition of the Rulebook, while supplementing this core text with extensive further explanations and exercises: Homework exercises adapted from a wide range of actual arguments from newspapers, philosophical texts, literature, movies, YouTube videos, and other sources; Practical advice to help students succeed when applying the Rulebook's rules to the examples in the homework exercises; Suggestions for further practice, outlining activities that students can do by themselves or with classmates to improve their critical thinking skills, or pointing them to online resources to do the same; Detailed instructions for in-class activities and take-home assignments designed to engage students in critical thinking; An appendix on mapping arguments, giving students a solid introduction to this vital skill in evaluating or constructing complex and multi-step arguments; Model answers to odd-numbered problems, including commentaries on the strengths and weaknesses of selected sample answers and further discussion of some of the substantive intellectual, philosophical, philosophical, or ethical issues they raise.

Creative Activities for Young Children

Author: Mary Mayesky
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 1111298092
Format: PDF, Docs
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CREATIVE ACTIVITIES FOR YOUNG CHILDREN, 10th Edition, is an invaluable resource for any teacher, pre-service or experienced, as well as for parents and child-care providers. Featuring a wealth of information covering every conceivable content area encountered in an early childhood classroom as well as up to grade 5, this combined art/curriculum text promotes creativity in children and encourages readers to exercise their own creativity. The sound theoretical base is applied in hundreds of practical activities. The Tenth Edition features expanded coverage of developmentally appropriate practice (DAP), Web tools in the arts, and brain research, and nearly all photos are new. All references, including websites, software recommendations, and additional readings have been updated. The final section on Creativity and Multicultural Education covers the place of creativity in the anti-bias curriculum, and provides a multitude of creative activity ideas for use in today’s multicultural classrooms. Students will find this book to be a helpful resource throughout their professional careers. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Enhancing Cognitive Fitness in Adults

Author: PAULA HARTMAN-STEIN
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781441906366
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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Late life is characterized by great diversity in memory and other cognitive functions. Although a substantial proportion of older adults suffer from Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia, a majority retain a high level of cognitive skills throughout the life span. Identifying factors that sustain and enhance cognitive well-being is a growing area of original and translational research. In 2009, there are as many as 5.2 million Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease, and that figure is expected to grow to as many as 16 million by 2050. One in six women and one in 10 men who live to be at least age 55 will develop Alzheimer’s disease in their remaining lifetime. Approximately 10 million of the 78 million baby boomers who were alive in 2008 can expect to develop Alzheimer’s disease. Seventy percent of people with Alzheimer’s disease live at home, cared for by family and friends. In 2008, 9.8 million family members, friends, and neighbors provided unpaid care for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or another form of dementia. The direct costs to Medicare and Medicaid for care of people with Alzheimer’s disease amount to more than $148 billion annually (from Alzheimer’s Association, 2008 Alzheimer’s Disease Facts and Figures). This book will highlight the research foundations behind brain fitness interventions as well as showcase innovative community-based programs to maintain and promote mental fitness and intervene with adults with cognitive impairment. The emphasis is on illustrating the nuts and bolts of setting up and utilizing cognitive health programs in the community, not just the laboratory.

Your Child s Growing Mind

Author: Jane Healy
Publisher: Harmony
ISBN: 0307788946
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The completely updated and expanded version of the 1987 classic hailed by parents and educators everywhere. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Big Questions for Young Minds

Author: Janis Strasser
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781938113307
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Questions are powerful tools, especially in the classroom. Asking rich, thoughtful questions can spark young children's natural curiosity and illuminate a whole new world of possibility and insight. But what are "big" questions, and how do they encourage children to think deeply? With this intentional approach-rooted in Bloom's Taxonomy-teachers working with children ages 3 through 6 will discover how to meet children at their individual developmental levels and stretch their thinking. Featuring contributions from respected names in the field, this bookOffers a foundation for using high-level questions in preschool and kindergarten interest areas. Provides tips for getting started and examples of questions at each of the six levels of questioningExplores the use of high-level questions during daily classroom routines and in a variety of contextsRecommends picture books that support the use of high-level questionsIncludes an extensive resource section for teachers and familiesWith the guidance in this book as a cornerstone in your day-to-day teaching practices, learn how to be more intentional in your teaching, scaffold children's learning, and promote deeper understanding.