Parents and Education
Beyond the Bake Sale
The Essential Guide to Family/school Partnerships
Paperback ISBN: 1565848888
An updated and expanded edition of a study first published in 1986 by the National Committee for Citizens in Education introduces a practical, hands-on approach to bring families and schools together to improve children's education, explaining how to build strong collaborative relationships and improve interaction between teachers and parents. Original.
Beyond the Tiger Mom
East-West Parenting for the Global Age
Hardcover ISBN: 0804849528
How do Asian parents prime their children for success from a young age by encouraging them to achieve academic excellence? Why do Asian kids do so well in math and science? What is the difference between an Asian upbringing and a Western one? These are just a few of the fascinating questions posed and discussed in Beyond the Tiger Mom, a captivating new book by educator, author, and mother, Maya Thiagarajan. In this research-backed guide, she examines each of the "tiger mother" stereotypes and goes beneath the surface to discover what happens in Asian parenting households. How do Asian parents think about childhood, family, and education and what can Western parents learn from them? And what benefits does a traditional Western upbringing have that Asian parents, too, may want to consider? Some of the takeaways of this parenting book include: - The best of Asian parenting practices — such as how to teach children math, or raise tech-healthy kids - Teaching your child to broaden his or her attention span - Finding the right balance between work and play, while including family time - Helping your child see failure as a learning experience - And many, many more insights Each chapter offers interviews with hundreds of Asian parents and kids and ends with a "How To" section of specific tips for Asian and Western parents both to aid childhood education and development inside and outside the classroom. Woven into this narrative are her reflections on teaching and parenting in locations that span the East and West. In this book, Thiagarajan synthesizes an extensive body of research on child education and Asian parenting both to provide accessible and practical guidelines for parents.
Big Science for Little People
52 Activities to Help You & Your Child Discover the Wonders of Science
Paperback ISBN: 1611803500
Introduces readers to the physics, chemistry, biology and ecology behind everyday play, including such activities as creating chemical reactions, exploring gravity and friction, transforming states of matter, and playing with air pressure.
The Brainy Bunch
The Harding Family's Method to College Ready by Age Twelve
Paperback ISBN: 1476759359
"Two parents share the extraordinary and inspirational story of how they sent six of their ten children to college by the age of twelve--and how any parent can achieve the same amazing success"--
The Brainy Bunch
The Harding Family's Method to College Ready by Age Twelve
Hardcover ISBN: 1476759340
Two parents share the extraordinary and inspirational story of how they sent six of their ten children to college by the age of twelve—and how any parent can achieve the same amazing success. Having six out of ten kids in college is no small feat, but having six kids in college by the age of twelve—that’s nothing short of incredible. Meet Kip and Mona Lisa Harding, the high school sweethearts who managed to do just that through their homeschooling method and are now parents to an engineer (who began her career at age twenty-two), the youngest architect in the American Institute of Architects at the age of eighteen, one of the Navy’s youngest doctors, a teenage scholar of the Middle Ages, and others following fast in their siblings’ footsteps. No wonder they’re so used to being asked: How’d you do it? In The Brainy Bunch, the Hardings reveal just that—how they raised ten extraordinary kids, and much more about the strategies behind their homeschooling success. Filled with college tips, daily regimens, a reading list, and advice for providing children with fulfilling experiences that go beyond the home, The Brainy Bunch is an incredible real-life success story that anyone can achieve. With the faith and heart of the Duggars mixed with the practicality of The Power of Positive Thinking, The Brainy Bunch is an uplifting, extraordinary, and ultimately relatable example of what any family can accomplish through the right mix of dedication, love, and hard work.
A Charlotte Mason Education
A Home Schooling How-To Manual
Paperback ISBN: 1891400169
The immensely popular ideas of Charlotte Mason have inspired educators for many decades. Her unique methodology as written about in her six-volume series established the necessary protocols for an education above and beyond that which can be found in traditional classroom settings. In A Charlotte Mason Education, Catherine Levison has collected the key points of Charlotte Mason's methods and presents them in a simple, straightforward way that will allow families to quickly maximize the opportunities of home schooling. With weekly schedules, a challenging and diverse curriculum will be inspire and educate your child. A Charlotte Mason Education is the latest tool for parents seeking the best education for their children. "I found these books extremely practical and thoughtful." --Cathy Duffy, author of the Christian Home Educators' Curriculum Manuals "When I became interested in this way of learning and wanted to know how to begin, this was the only book that accomplished my goal. Highly recommended." --Lorrie Flem, editor of Teach Magazine "Surely, you will, as I did, find something to enhance the education of your children immediately. Catherine makes it so simple for us!" --Bob and Tina Farewell, Lifetime Books & Gifts "As a teacher of twenty years, I have greatly appreciated Catherine's guidance in introducing the Charlotte Mason method in my teaching." --Maggie Dail, MA, of Master Enterprises Learning Center "Catherine Levison has written the perfect introduction to the Charlotte Mason method. A must." --Penny Gardner, author of Charlotte Mason Study Guide Catherine Levison has over a decade of home schooling experience. The mother of five, and a grandmother, Catherine is a popular teacher and lecturer.
A Child's Work
The Importance Of Fantasy Play
Paperback ISBN: 0226644898
The buzz word in education today is accountability. But the federal mandate of "no child left behind" has come to mean curriculums driven by preparation for standardized tests and quantifiable learning results. Even for very young children, unstructured creative time in the classroom is waning as teachers and administrators are under growing pressures to measure school readiness through rote learning and increased homework. In her new book, Vivian Gussin Paley decries this rapid disappearance of creative time and makes the case for the critical role of fantasy play in the psychological, intellectual, and social development of young children. A Child's Work goes inside classrooms around the globe to explore the stunningly original language of children in their role-playing and storytelling. Drawing from their own words, Paley examines how this natural mode of learning allows children to construct meaning in their worlds, meaning that carries through into their adult lives. Proof that play is the work of children, this compelling and enchanting book will inspire and instruct teachers and parents as well as point to a fundamental misdirection in today's educational programs and strategies.
Children and Families in the Digital Age
Learning Together in a Media Saturated Culture
Paperback ISBN: 1138238619
Children and Families in the Digital Age offers a fresh, nuanced, and empirically-based perspective on how families are using digital media to enhance learning, routines, and relationships. This powerful edited collection contributes to a growing body of work suggesting the importance of understanding how the consequences of digital media use are shaped by family culture, values, practices, and the larger social and economic contexts of families