Overloaded and Underprepared: Strategies for Stronger Schools and Healthy, Successful Kids
Product rating: 4.8 with 5 reviews
Praise for Overloaded and Underprepared Parents, teachers, and administrators are all concerned that America s kids are stressed out, checked out, or both but many have no idea where to begin when it comes to solving the problem. That s why the work of Challenge Success is so urgent. It has created a model for creating change in our schools that is based on research and solid foundational principles like communication, creativity, and compassion. If your community wants to build better schools and a brighter future, this book is the place to start. Daniel H. Pink, author of Drive and A Whole New Mind Challenge Success synthesizes the research on effective school practices and offers concrete tools and strategies that educators and parents can use immediately to make a difference in their communities. By focusing on the day-to-day necessities of a healthy schedule; an engaging, personalized, and rigorous curriculum; and a caring climate, this book is an invaluable resource for school leaders, teachers, parents, and students to help them design learning communities where every student feels a sense of belonging, purpose, and motivation to learn the skills necessary to succeed now and in the future. Linda Darling-Hammond, Charles E. Ducommun Professor of Education, Stanford University Finally, a book about education and student well-being that is both research-based and eminently readable. With all the worry about student stress and academic engagement, Pope, Brown and Miles gently remind us that there is much we already know about how to create better schools and healthier kids. Citing evidence-based best practices gleaned from years of work with schools across the country, they show us what is not working, but more importantly, what we need to do to fix things. Filled with practical suggestions and exercises that can be implemented easily, as well as advice on how to approach long-term change, Overloaded and Underprepared is a clear and compelling roadmap for teachers, school administrators and parents who believe that we owe our children a better education. Madeline Levine, co-founder Challenge Success; author of The Price of Privilege and Teach Your Children Well This new book from the leaders behind Challenge Success provides a thorough and balanced exploration of the structural challenges facing students, parents, educators, and administrators in our primary and secondary schools today. The authors unique approach of sharing proven strategies that enable students to thrive, while recognizing that the most effective solutions are tailored on a school-by-school basis, makes for a valuable handbook for anyone seeking to better understand the many complex dimensions at work in a successful learning environment. John J. DeGioia, President of Georgetown University
Posted in Uncategorized Tagged with: Healthy, Jossey-Bass, Kids, Overloaded, Schools, Strategies, Stronger, Successful, Underprepared
National Geographic Little Kids First Big Book of the World (National Geographic Little Kids First Big Books)
by: National Geographic Children’s Books
Product rating: 5.0 with 5 reviews
This charming reference introduces young readers to the wider world by exploring languages, landscapes, weather, animals, capital cities, mountains, deserts, and other landscapes and landforms, and more. It encourages kids to get play with activities such as creating a mini-rainforest in a bottle and singing a simple song in Spanish. More than 100 colorful photos are paired with kid-friendly and age-appropriate maps along with basic facts about each continent. This book will quickly become a favorite at storytime, bedtime, or any other time.
Posted in Atlases Tagged with: Book, Books, First, Geographic, Kids, Little, National, National Geographic Children's Books, World
Isabel Likes Yoga: A “Funtroduction” to Yoga for Kids!
Product rating: 5.0 with 3 reviews
Isabel is in the first grade. She has curly hair, and she can bend herself like a pretzel! Isabel can do this because she likes to do yoga. She goes to classes with other people and practices it on her own, too. She bends and stretches and even goes upside down! Now Isabel shows you some of her favorite poses so that you can learn them too. You can pose like a dancer, a mountain, a dog, and a tree. Isabel likes yoga, and she hopes you do too. Isabel Likes Yoga is a book series for kindergarten-aged children introducing activities designed to enhance their mind-body-spirit connection. Each book describes the activity with words and pictures, explains the benefits of the activity, suggests ways to incorporate the activity into daily life, and encourages children to try new things.
Posted in Fitness Tagged with: "Funtroduction", AuthorHouse, Isabel, Kids, Likes, Yoga
Minecraft Modding For Kids For Dummies
by: For Dummies
Product rating: 4.0 with 2 reviews
Join more than 100 million players in the online world of Minecraft
Are you a Minecraft fanatic looking to mod your games? Hours of fun await! Minecraft Modding For Kids For Dummies teaches you how to mod in easy-to-do parts. Offering loads of helpful explanations and cool projects along the way, this friendly guide will have you advancing levels, keeping score, respawning players, building portals, creating an archery range—and much more—faster than you can say redstone!
There’s no denying that modding is cool. After all, it allows you to alter your Minecraft gaming world to constantly keep things new and fun. While it isn’t incredibly difficult to learn to mod, it does take some practice. Luckily, Minecraft Modding For Kids For Dummies is here to help you build basic coding skills to make modding your games as easy as 1-2-3!
- The book is in full color and lies flat so you can look while you play
- Includes a free trial of the LearnToMod software to use alongside the book
- Features larger print to make the text feel less daunting
- Offers next steps you can take if you want to learn even more about modding and coding
If you’re one of the millions of kids who play Minecraft every day, this hands-on guide gets you up and running fast with modding your favorite game!
Posted in Game Programming Tagged with: Dummies, For Dummies, Kids, Minecraft, Modding
Big Kids Coloring Book: Fairy Houses and Fairy Doors: Single Sided for Wet Media – Markers and Paints (Big Kids Coloring Books)
by: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Product rating: 5.0 with 2 reviews
Coloring books will never lose their appeal – whether you are a pre-kindergarten toddler to the mature adult who is looking for something simple to play with for a solitary pursuit that provides artistic pleasure. This coloring book has an intensity of design in the illustrations of Fairy Houses and Doors, that allows the reader (and budding artist) to chose their favorite coloring illustration, and then use colored pencils, markers, acrylics, paints, or even crayons to add their own brilliant color combinations.
Coloring can be cathartic for those needing something that doesn’t take a lot of analysis or thought, while allowing them to pick and chose their personal colors to create an artistic masterpiece. The pages of delightful Fairy abodes allows relaxation while you wile away the hours or the day in your own mind.
There is no judgment here. Have fun. Use the baseline designs and sketches to play and have fun. If there are blank spaces, along the borders or inside the design, add your own lines and patterns.
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Posted in Use of Color Tagged with: Book, Books, Coloring, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, Doors, Fairy, Houses, Kids, Markers, Media, Paints, Sided, Single