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The Well-Trained Mind
Susan Wise Bauer
0393059278
Apr 2004
(Hardcover) - Revised Ed.
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From Library Journal
Wise, a former teacher and current home education consultant, explains that she decided to home-school her three children because the local public school "was a terrible environment socially" and ranked academically as one of the lowest in the state, and the private school she and her husband had chosen seemed unable to stimulate and challenge her children. Bauer, her older daughter and now an instructor at the College of William & Mary, adds the student's perspective. Together, they provide detailed information on a home-school curriculum for a type of classical education called the "trivium." Within each of the three stages of learning (grammar, logic, and rhetoric) are suggestions for lessons, how-to tips, and lists of resources. A common criticism of home schooling, that children have inadequate opportunity for...


Top of the Class: How Asian Parents Raise High Achievers--and How You Can Too
Soo Kim Abboud
0425205614
November 2005
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Stressing involvement, encouragement, discipline and more involvement, the authors reveal the 17 "secrets" Asian families use to create straight-A-earning, Ivy League-bound children, though some readers may balk at the generalities the book treats as facts. (The opening sentence reads: "Have you ever sat next to an Asian student in class and wondered how she managed to consistently get straight A's while you struggled to maintain a B-minus average?") That said, much of the advice isn't, contrary to the book's title and tone, culture-specific and is just as likely to be overheard at parent-teacher conferences in Dubuque as read about in this book: be enthusiastic when your child asks for help, set goals and reward positive performance. The book employs a we vs. you tact, and many readers will find the implied...


The Essential 55 Workbook
Ron Clark
1401307701
Aug 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
Put The Essential 55 rules into practice with this new workbook! From bestselling author Ron Clark comes the ideal companion to the New York Times bestseller The Essential 55. Ron Clark's The Essential 55 took the country by storm, selling over 850,000 copies in less than six months, and remaining on the New York Times bestseller list for months. Readers have been asking for a workbook to help them use Clark's Essential 55 rules with their own children and students. Now Clark, Disney's 2001 Teacher of the Year, provides the tools in The Essential 55 Workbook that will enable teachers and parents to transform any child into a successful student. Based on the bestselling The Essential 55, The Essential 55 Workbook is full of easy-to-do lessons to...


Boys and Girls Learn Differently!: A Guide for Teachers and Parents

0787961175


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From Publishers Weekly
Educator and author Gurian (The Wonder of Boys) and his co-writers argue that from preschool to high school, brain differences between the sexes call for different teaching strategies. While it's widely accepted that, in general, boys do better in math and girls in language, the authors claim that, until recently, society has taken the politically correct but scientifically inaccurate classroom view that children of both genders learn best in an "androgynous classroom." Presenting a detailed picture of boys' and girls' neurological, chemical and hormonal disparities, the authors explain how those differences affect learning. Although Gurian et al. address the problems of both genders, they focus on boys, contending that they are more difficult to teach and have more learning and discipline problems. The female...


Letting Go: A Parents' Guide to Understanding the College Years
Karen Levin Coburn
0060521260
March 2003
Paperback
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Book Review
Letting Go is about what it feels like for parents when their kids go off to college. Karen Levin Coburn and Madge Lawrence Treeger provide a compassionate approach, practical information, and advice about the physical and emotional processes of letting go. They discuss the college-age child's search for identity, independence, and intimacy; give a succinct and accurate description of how college life has changed over the decades; and provide a year-by-year breakdown of what to expect. Plus, you can read about typical and not-so-typical problems including date rape, crime, eating disorders, drug and alcohol use, and sexual issues. Of special note is the focus on orientation and the freshman year, including the disorientation parents feel once the drop-off has been made.

-- John Brooks...


Parent Management Training : Treatment for Oppositional, Aggressive, and Antisocial Behavior in Children and Adolescents
Alan E. Kazdin
0195154290
March 17, 2005
Hardcover
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Book Description
Currently in the mental health professions, there is keen interest in evidence-based treatments. Among the psychotherapies for children and adolescents, parent management training (PMT) is without peer. No other treatment for children has been as thoroughly investigated, and as widely
applied as has PMT. In this book, Dr. Alan Kazdin brings together the conceptual and empirical bases of this treatment, as applied to children and adolescents with oppositional, aggressive, and antisocial behavior. The book's first half provides the background, principles, and concepts underlying
PMT, detailing the clinical application of treatment with concrete examples of how therapists should work with parents and children. Kazdin also highlights the wide body of research on PMT to demonstrate the empirical basis of this...


Helping Gifted Children Soar: A Practical Guide for Parents and Teachers
Carol Ann Ann Strip
0910707413
January 2000
Textbook Paperback
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Today's Librarian, March, 2001
Dr. Strip's book is valuable reading for any parent or teacher of gifted children.

Mamon Gibson, Jr., Director of Gifted Programs, Chicago Public Schools
"...a well-integrated text that provides under one cover practical approaches and information for parents and teachers...."

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Bright Minds, Poor Grades
Michael D. Whitley
0399527052
July 2001
Paperback
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Book Description
For any parent who has ever been told, "your child isn't performing up to his or her potential," this book has the answer. Renowned clinical psychologist Michael Whitley, Ph.D. offers a proven ten-step program to motivate underachieving children. This easy-to follow book identifies the six types of underachievers from the procrastinator to the hidden perfectionist to the con artist, and it presents the ten steps to help children succeed in school-and ultimately, in life.

About the Author
Michael D. Whitley, Ph.D. is a clinical psychologist in Houston, Texas. His clinic specializes in motivational difficulties and behavior problems of children, adolescents, and adults.


First Language Lessons for the Well-Trained Mind
Jessie Wise
0971412928
Dec 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
Parents can assure their child's success in language arts with this simple-to-use, scripted guide. First Language Lessons for the Well-Trained Mind uses picture study and other classical techniques to develop the child's language study in those first two all-important years of school. Each lesson leads the parent, step-by-step, through the simple oral and written projects that build reading, writing, spelling, storytelling, and comprehension skills. Use this book to supplement school learning, or as the center of a home-school language arts course. --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

About the Author
Jessie Wise, a former teacher, is a home educational consultant, speaker, and co-author of The Well-Trained Mind: A Guide to Classical Education at Home, a...


Creative Activities For Young Children (Creative Activities for Young Children)
Mary Mayesky
140187245X
April 4, 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
In this very special book, teachers, parents and care givers will be exposed to hundreds of age-appropriate activities for young children through grade 5?all aimed at promoting creativity through art activities across the curriculum. The author presents a wealth of information about developing creativity in children and in their adult educators with such activities as art and food recipes, finger plays, and poems and through the use of such resources as book and software lists, advice for choosing children?s books, hundreds of resource Web sites and much more. Readers will appreciate the sound theoretical base presented for the hundreds of practical activities designed to encourage creativity in children and their educators. ?This One?s for You? and ?Think About It? sections make the text more interesting by expanding...


How to Deal With Parents Who Are Angry, Troubled, Afraid, or Just Plain Crazy
Elaine K. McEwan
1412904447
November 2004
Textbook Paperback
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Review
Gwen Rudney, Coordinator of Elementary Education : "This book has great potential for helping administrators not only work with parents who may have a particular problem, but also create school environments that enhance general parent-teacher-school relations. The many specific suggestions pointing to positive solutions is a major strength, and the facilitator guide is an excellent addition."

Review
 "Here are tips for dealing with parents diplomatically, and for acquiring the skills to disarm emotionally charged behavior. The book features over two dozen strategies for defusing angry parents, 50 practical ways to build parental support, along with annotated resources to help administrators deal with parents." --This text refers to the Hardcover edition....


100 Top Picks For Homeschool Curriculum: Choosing The Right Curriculum And Approach For Your Child's Learning Style
Cathy Duffy
0805431381
January 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
The key to successful home education, homeschool veterans will tell you, is determining your educational philosophy and marrying it to your child’s learning style. Then you can make an informed decision in choosing the right educational curriculum for the child. This is the formula for success. In 100 Top Picks for Homeschool Curriculum, homeschool guru Cathy Duffy can help you accomplish these critical tasks. Cathy will give you her top choices from every subject area, approaching everything through a Christian worldview perspective. This book is a critical volume for the homeschooling community.


The Ordinary Parent's Guide to Teaching Reading
Jessie Wise
0972860312
Oct 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
A plain-English guide to teaching phonics. Every parent can teach reading—no experts need apply! Too many parents watch their children struggle with early reading skills—and don't know how to help. Phonics programs are too often complicated, overpriced, gimmicky, and filled with obscure educationalese. The Ordinary Parent's Guide to Teaching Reading cuts through the confusion, giving parents a simple, direct, scripted guide to teaching reading—from short vowels through supercalifragilisticexpialidocious. This one book supplies parents with all the tools they need. Over the years of her teaching career, Jessie Wise has seen good reading instruction fall prey to trendy philosophies and political infighting. Now she has teamed with dynamic coauthor Sara Buffington to supply parents with a clear, direct...


7 Keys to Comprehension: How to Help Your Kids Read It and Get It!
Susan Zimmermann, Chryse Hutchins
0761515496
July 22, 2003
Paperback
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Book Description
It's simple: If children don't understand what they read, they will never embrace reading. And that limits what they can learn while in school. This fact frightens parents, worries teachers, and ultimately hurts children.

7 Keys to Comprehension is the result of cutting-edge research. It gives parents and teachers—those who aren't already using this valuable program—practical, thoughtful advice about the seven simple thinking strategies that proficient readers use:

• Connecting reading to their background knowledge
• Creating sensory images
• Asking questions
• Drawing inferences
• Determining what's important
• Synthesizing ideas
• Solving problems

Easily understood, easily applied, and proven successful, this...


Dealing with Difficult Parents: And With Parents in Difficult Situations
Todd Whitaker
1930556098
January 2001
Textbook Paperback
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What Your Fourth Grader Needs to Know
E. D. Hirsch, Jr.
0385337655
May 2005
(Paperback) - Revised Ed.
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From Publishers Weekly
In this revised edition, Hirsch (retired English professor and author of Cultural Literacy) presents the basic backbone of a fourth grade curriculum in language arts, history and geography, visual arts, music, math and science. The content reaches far, mixing the standard signposts of an elementary education with a new focus on understanding the world beyond American shores. In the literature section, for example, adaptations of the legend of King Arthur, Treasure Island and Rip Van Winkle are enriched by stories from around the globe. The visual arts and geography and history sections have a global accent. Students cover American and European history as well as that of Chinese dynasties, African kingdoms and the rise of Islam; in art, they examine everything from Medieval architecture to the Taj Mahal, and from...


What Your First Grader Needs to Know
E. D. Hirsch, Jr.
0385319878
Feb 1998
(Paperback) - Revised Ed.
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Review
Give your child a smart start with the revised and updated What Your First Grader Needs to Know

Review
Give your child a smart start with the revised and updated What Your First Grader Needs to Know

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Family Matters : How Schools Can Cope with the Crisis in Childrearing
Robert Evans
0787966568
March 8, 2004
Hardcover
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Review
"This well-written book is wise and unique." (CHOICE; 11/1/20004; Vol. 42, No. 3)

Review
"Too many Americans are eager to blame the media or teachers for their children?s failure to learn. In Family Matters Rob Evans has the courage to tell the simple truth: parents in America are abdicating their responsibilities. They are not sending children to school who are ready to learn, and educators are being overwhelmed by the behavioral problems and emotional needs of under-parented children. In this persuasive and powerful book, Dr. Evans cuts through our national denial and offers both a hard-headed analysis of our parenting failures and realistic school-based solutions to these problems."
—Michael Thompson, coauthor, Raising Cain and Best Friends,...


Overcoming Dyslexia: A New and Complete Science-Based Program for Reading Problems at Any Level
Sally Shaywitz
0679781595
January 2005
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
Yale neuroscientist Shaywitz demystifies the roots of dyslexia (a neurologically based reading difficulty affecting one in five children) and offers parents and educators hope that children with reading problems can be helped. Shaywitz delves deeply into how dyslexia occurs, explaining that magnetic resonance imaging has helped scientists trace the disability to a weakness in the language system at the phonological level. According to Shaywitz, science now has clear evidence that the brain of the dyslexic reader is activated in a different area than that of the nonimpaired reader. Interestingly, the dyslexic reader may be strong in reasoning, problem solving and critical thinking, but invariably lacks phonemic awareness-the ability to break words apart into distinct sounds-which is critical in order to crack the...


Parents' Guide to College Life: 181 Straight Answers on Everything You Can Expect Over the Next Four Years
Robin Raskin
0375764941
March 2006
Paperback
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Book Description
Get STRAIGHT ANSWERS to TOUGH QUESTIONS. The market is saturated with college admissions guides, but this is the only one that gives parents honest answers to the real questions they have when they send their children to college.

Written by media consultant and parenting expert Robin Raskin, this candid guide answers questions like:

·How much money should my son/daughter be spending a week?
·Is it wise to give my child a checkbook? A credit card?
·Should she/he take a semester abroad? What are the downsides? The benefits?
·How can we choose the best meal plan?
·Does my son/daughter need a laptop or a desktop computer?
·Should she/he be working a job while attending school?


Sign Babies ASL Flash Cards, Set One: First Words (Sign Babies Asl Flash Cards)
Sign Babies
0975329901
June 2004
Cards
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Book Description
Sign Babies Flash Cards introduce American Sign Language (ASL) signs for the words that babies and small children need most. The eye-catching illustrations help young children to recognize common objects, actions, and emotions. Parents and educators can use the cards to facilitate learning signs that children can use to communicate before they can speak. The flash cards can be presented individually to facilitate learning signs or in a 4 x 6 photo album to create a custom "book" that focuses on the words and concepts children are learning. The ASL sign and hint on the back side help adults remember the signs.


Week-By-Week Homework for Building Reading Comprehension and Fluency
Mary Rose
0439271649
Apr 2002
Paperback
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Book Description
30 Reproducible, High-Interest Passages for Kids to Read Aloud at Home‹With Companion ActivitiesSurefire Comprehension Booster!Can a once-a-week homework activity really boost reading fluency and comprehension? Yes! One-page reading passages, a couple of quick comprehension activities, and a parent's signature are all you need to ensure success. Developed by a leading teacher, who says it's the most successful homework/parent connection she's ever done. Parents love it too!

About the Author
Mary Rose, an accomplished teacher and staff developer in Florida, is the author of Scholastic¹s best-selling 10 Easy Writing Lessons That Get Kids Ready for Writing Assessments. € includes comprehension questions kids will need to be familiar with when taking standardized...


Summer Bridge Activities for Young Christians 1-2
Julia Ann Hobbs
1594412820
Mar 2005
Paperback
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Book Description
Summer Bridge Activities for Young Christians is a special edition of the best-selling workbook series Summer Bridge Activities™! It starts with the award-winning educational content designed to help children move confidently between grades by reviewing and previewing basic skills in reading, writing, math, and language arts. In addition, Summer Bridge Activities for Young Christians includes original content to reinforce and promote Christian values and a Christlike way of life. With Summer Bridge Activities for Young Christians, academic achievement goes hand-in-hand with the values and lessons of the Bible as integral part of your child’s summer study. There’s no better way to prepare for a new school year!


The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child; Volume 1: Ancient Times (Story of the World: History for the Classical Child (Paperback))
Susan Wise Bauer
0971412901
January 15, 2002
Paperback
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Homeschooling in Japan, January 2002
"This may well be the best multiage read aloud narrative of world history yet to have been written. "

Cafi Cohen, author of Homeschooling The Teen Years
This works wonderfully as a family read-aloud... There's plenty of dialogue and enough detail to keep adults interested.

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New Language of Toys: Teaching Communication Skills to Children with Special Needs - a Guide for Parents and Teachers
Sue Schwartz
1890627488
May 2004
Paperback
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ADVANCE for Speech-Language Pathologists & Audiologists
The New Language of Toys is a great tool for collaboration between parents and professionals.

Newsline (Federation for Children with Special Needs), Winter 2005 Newsline, Winter 2005
Federation for Children with Special Needs

I highly recommend this book for parents and professionals. It's wonderful when you find a resource such as this...

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Essential Conversation: What Parents and Teachers Can Learn from Each Other
Sara Lawrence-Lightfoot
0345475801
September 2004
Paperback
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From Publishers Weekly
On the surface, this book is about that most ordinary of human encounters-the parent/teacher meeting-that takes place more than 100 million times a year, usually in uncomfortable, undersized chairs. Beneath the smooth surface of this mostly polite exchange, according to Harvard education professor Lawrence-Lightfoot, lurk ancestral ghosts and ancient psychological themes, a turbulent mix of fears, anxieties, drives and biases that both parties bring to the table. Add to this the vectors of race, class, gender, culture and language, and you have a set of complex and passionate dynamics that often have as much to do with the adults' desires and needs as with those of the children. Parents and teachers have a lot to learn from each other, says Lawrence-Lightfoot, and these essential conversations are a crucial if...


The Big Picture: Education Is Everyone's Business
Dennis Littky, Samantha Grabelle
0871209713
September 30, 2004
Paperback
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Book Description
What is the purpose of education? What kind of people do we want our children to grow up to be? How can we design schools so that students will acquire the skills they'll need to live fulfilled and productive lives? These are just a few of the questions that renowned educator Dennis Littky explores in The Big Picture: Education Is Everyone's Business. The schools Littky has created and led over the past 35 years are models for reformers everywhere: small, public schools where the curriculum is rich and meaningful, expectations are high, student progress is measured against real-world standards, and families and communities are actively engaged in the educational process. This book is for both big "E" and small "e" educators:
* For principals and district administrators who want to change the way...


How to Reach and Teach Children and Teens with Dyslexia
Cynthia Stowe
0130320188
Sept 2000
Paperback
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Book Description
This comprehensive, practical resource gives educators at all levels essential information, techniques, and tools for understanding dyslexia and adapting teaching methods in all subject areas to meet the learning style, social, and emotional needs of students who have dyslexia. Special features include over 50 full-page activity sheets that can be photocopied for immediate use and interviews with students and adults who have had personal experience with dyslexia. Organized into twenty sections, information covers everything from ten principles of instruction to teaching reading, handwriting, spelling, writing, math, everyday skills, and even covers the adult with dyslexia.

From the Back Cover
"This is a wonderful reference book for parents of children with dyslexia. It's the...


School, Family, and Community Partnerships : Preparing Educators and Improving Schools
Joyce L. Epstein
0813387558
April 2001
Paperback
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Kevin Ryan, Boston University
"Epstein has her hand on one of the most crucial levers for improving our educational system. The definitive sourcebook for teachers and scholars."

Book Description
Nationwide, the rhetoric in favor of parent involvement is high, but the quality of most programs is low. This comprehensive book explains the theory, practice, and benefits of school and family partnerships, incorporating ideas and lesson plans that teachers and school officials may use to involve parents in the education of their children. It is a valuable research tool, college text, and professional handbook. Nationwide, the rhetoric in favor of parent involvement is high, but the quality of most programs is low. Part of the problem is that most teacher and administrator training programs omit the...

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