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Books to Build on: A Grade-By-Grade Resource Guide for Parents and Teachers
Books to Build on
A Grade-By-Grade Resource Guide for Parents and Teachers
Paperback      ISBN: 0385316402
A guide to help parents and teachers select some of the best books for children in grades K-6
Homeschooling on a Shoestring: A Jam-Packed Guide
Homeschooling on a Shoestring
A Jam-Packed Guide
Paperback      ISBN: 087788546x
Discusses ideas for making money while at home, sources for inexpensive curriculum, suggestions for low-cost field trips, and ways to acquire free or inexpensive computers.
A Mind at a Time
A Mind at a Time
Hardcover      ISBN: 0743202228
A professor of pediatrics reveals the many modes of learning and arms parents and teachers with the knowledge they need to help children prosper in a school environment.
Living When a Loved One Has Died
Living When a Loved One Has Died
3rd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0807027197
When someone you love dies, Earl Grollman writes, "there is no way to predict how you will feel. The reactions of grief are not like recipes, with given ingredients, and certain results. . . . Grief is universal. At the same time it is extremely personal. Heal in your own way." If someone you know is grieving, Living When a Loved One Has Died can help. Earl Grollman explains what emotions to expect when mourning, what pitfalls to avoid, and how to work through feelings of loss. Suitable for pocket or bedside, this gentle book guides the lonely and suffering as they move through the many facets of grief, begin to heal, and slowly build new lives. "If you're far away when someone you care about is in mourning, send this book--it's the next best thing to being there. And if you doubt whether your being there will do any good, read this book, and you will learn how to become the wise, reassuring, and understanding person a good friend is when a loved one has died." —Minneapolis Star
How to Talk So Kids Can Learn: What Every Parent and Teacher Needs to Know
How to Talk So Kids Can Learn
What Every Parent and Teacher Needs to Know
Paperback      ISBN: 0684824728
Offers a dialogue technique for communicating with kids
Tuesdays With Morrie: An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson
Tuesdays With Morrie
An Old Man, a Young Man, and Life's Greatest Lesson
Hardcover      ISBN: 0385484518
A Detroit sportswriter conveys the wisdom and life lessons of his late mentor, professor Morrie Schwartz--whose appearances on ABC-TV's Nightline drew a flood of response--recounting their weekly conversations as Schwartz lay dying. Tour.
Reaching Out to Children and Families: Students Model Effective Community Service
Reaching Out to Children and Families
Students Model Effective Community Service
Paperback      ISBN: 0847691160
Community service and learning experiences are booming as we enter the 21st century. This practical guide assists college students and other constituents as they psychologically prepare for volunteering, service-learning, practicums, fieldwork assignments, and internships in a diverse and ever-changing world. Though created with the novice community worker in mind, this book will also assist professors, teachers, administrators, and agency personnel in understanding and preparing workers for community service and learning in schools, child care centers, soup kitchens, and shelters for the homeless. Written in a practical, conversational style, this book offers the voices, issues, concerns, and resources of more than 200 previous community workers.
The Schools Our Children Deserve: Moving Beyond Traditional Classrooms and Tougher Standards
The Schools Our Children Deserve
Moving Beyond Traditional Classrooms and Tougher Standards
Paperback      ISBN: 0618083456
Arguing against the "tougher standards" rhetoric that marks the current education debate, the author of No Contest and Punished by Rewards writes that such tactics squeeze the pleasure out of learning. Reprint.
Growing Up With Dick and Jane: Learning and Living the American Dream
Growing Up With Dick and Jane
Learning and Living the American Dream
Paperback      ISBN: 0006492460
They're back! Growing Up with Dick and Jane reunites us with two old friends, Dick and Jane, who, for forty years, taught so many of us to read. Here's the all American brother and sister team. Look! It's Dick, in his striped polo shirts and shorts, always ready for an adventure. Look! Look! It's Jane, in her pretty dresses, eager to have fun and learn about life. There's silly, mischievous Baby Sally, and Spot, America's favorite spaniel. Growing Up with Dick and Jane brings to life the cast of characters who are emblems of the American Dream. And side by side with the story of Dick and Jane is an entertaining and informative text that tracks important historical, social and educational events of the "Dick and Jane era." Here's your chance to step back into the innocent watercolor world of Dick and Jane, where night never comes, knees never scrape, parents never yell and the fun never stops. Remember holding a Dick and Jane primer for the first time and the thrill you felt when you knew you could read? Growing Up with Dick and Jane traces the Dick and Jane phenomenon from their birth during the Depression to their retirement in the stormy 1960s. It explores the influence these little books had on education and the evolving American Dream. Packaged with a sampler of original Dick and Jane stories and cutout dolls of Dick and Jane, Growing Up with Dick and Jane stirs memories of home, school and what it was like to grow up when childhood felt like one long summer day. Carole Kismaric and Marvin Heiferman produce innovative visual books and museum exhibitions. Lookout, their company, has created: Talking Pictures (Chronicle), a book and popular multimedia exhibition; Loyalty and Betrayal: The Story of the American Mob (CollinsSanFrancisco); the bestselling Cinderella and Little Red Riding Hood (Hyperion) with William Wegman; and the cult classics Mr. Salesman (Twin Palms) with Diane Keaton and I'm So Happy (Vintage). Bob Keeshan, known to generations as Captain Kangaroo, is one of the most beloved performers and influential innovators of children's television. The first Clarabell on The Howdy Doody Show, Keeshan went on to create Captain Kangaroo, the longest-running network children's series. An advocate of children's causes, Keeshan's unique blend of education and entertainment has influenced his followers, on screen and off.
The Creative Astrologer: Effective Single-Session Counseling
The Creative Astrologer
Effective Single-Session Counseling
Paperback      ISBN: 1567187404
Discover how you can become more effective as a astrological counselor, with The Creative Astrologer by world-famous astrologer, Noel Tyl. The purpose of this groundbreaking work is to show you how you can take advantage of one of the newest and most exciting paradigms in modern psychology: the efficacy of single session therapeutic success. Yes, this shows you how you can help a client receive true healing in just one counseling session. Over 700 creative connections are offered in The Creative Astrologer to guide you through planetary and aspect symbolisms, leading to a deep analysis of the human condition. Included, for the first time ever in astrological literature, are transcripts of actual counseling as used in modern astrological practice. You'll learn: ·Preparation for consultation ·Techniques for questioning ·How to invite disclosure ·Presentation skills ·Exploring therapeutic connections The Creative Astrologer goes beyond analysis and remediation. Tyl discusses the difficult topic of the practicality of behavioral predictions: How can they be framed so they do not become self-fulfilling prophecies or numb the client into denial and rejection? You'll see that you have to speak within the client's realities. You'll also learn how to invite involvement from the client. The result is true healing which may transcend anything you've been able to achieve before. Astrology is presented here in its most creative and constructive context, where therapeutic holistic consultation is far more important than mere descriptions of varied chart factors. If you do counseling of any type, you will want this book. You will learn concepts and ideas that will improve your understanding of the counseling process, and discover how to put them to use. If you do astrological counseling, The Creative Astrologer is a must. Get your copy now.