Parents and Education
Common Core Math for Parents for Dummies
Common Core Math for Parents for Dummies
Paperback      ISBN: 1119013933
Offers an overview of how Common Core mathematics is taught, grade by grade, for parents who may not be familiar with this method of teaching mathematics who still want to help their children succeed in the subject.
Conquering Fourth Grade
Conquering Fourth Grade
Paperback      ISBN: 1425816231
Support the needs of all fourth graders using this must-have resource! Based on today’s standards, the activities in this book are designed to develop students’ skills in reading, word study, language, writing, mathematics, social studies, and science. It also features fun, yet challenging, critical-thinking and extension activities and games. Divided into 10 engaging units, one for each month of the school year, this book is designed to supplement students’ learning to help solidify the concepts they are learning in fourth grade and strengthen the connection between home and school.
Conquering Second Grade
Conquering Second Grade
Paperback      ISBN: 1425816215
The Core: Teaching Your Child the Foundations of Classical Education
The Core
Teaching Your Child the Foundations of Classical Education
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 023010035x
In the past, correct spelling, the multiplication tables, the names of the state capitals and the American presidents were basics that all children were taught in school. Today, many children graduate without this essential knowledge. Most curricula today follow a haphazard sampling of topics with a focus on political correctness instead of teaching students how to study. Leigh Bortins, a leading figure in the homeschooling community, is having none of it. She believes that there are core areas of knowledge that are essential to master. Without knowing the multiplication tables, children can’t advance to algebra. Without mastery of grammar, students will have difficulty expressing themselves. Without these essential building blocks of knowledge, students may remember information but they will never possess a broad and deep understanding of how the world works. In this book, Bortins gives parents the tools and methodology to implement a rigorous, thorough, and broad curriculum based on the classical model, including: • Rote memorization to cement knowledge • Systematic learning of geography, historical facts, and timelines • Reading the great books and seminal historical documents instead of adaptations and abridged editions • Rigorous training in math and the natural sciences

Cultural Reciprocity in Special Education: Building Family-Professional Relationships
Cultural Reciprocity in Special Education
Building Family-Professional Relationships
Paperback      ISBN: 1598572318
Kalyanpur, an inclusive education advisor for the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports in Cambodia, and Harry (special education, U. of Miami) outline four-step cultural reciprocity guidelines meant to facilitate a process of introspection that helps special education professionals and families examine their values, respect each other's differences, and collaborate to benefit children. They examine assumptions in the legal and epistemological underpinnings of definitions of disability, the way professional expertise and language are conceptualized, and how cultural assumptions are embedded in professionals' recommendations to parents, applying the analysis to professional interactions with parents around issues of goal setting for students. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Deconstructing Penguins: Parents, Kids, And The Bond Of Reading
Deconstructing Penguins
Parents, Kids, And The Bond Of Reading
Paperback      ISBN: 0812970284
The leaders of a parent-child book group and authors of Out of the Flames share their secrets for transforming children into dynamic and enthusiastic readers, offering suggestions on what books parents should read with their children and explaining how to talk to children about literature. Original. 20,000 first printing.
The Duggars: 20 and Counting!: Raising One of America's Largest Families--How They Do It
The Duggars
20 and Counting!: Raising One of America's Largest Families--How They Do It
Paperback      ISBN: 141658563x
Shares faith-based child-rearing advice for Christian parents as divulged by the incrementally increasing family featured in six Discovery Health/TLC documentaries, covering a wide range of topics, from communicating and spending quality time to home-schooling and living debt-free. Original. 100,000 first printing.
Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling
Dumbing Us Down
The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling
Hardcover      ISBN: 0865718563
Throw off the shackles of formal schooling and embark upon a rich journey of self-directed, life-long learning After over 100 years of mandatory schooling in the U.S., literacy rates have dropped, families are fragmented, learning ?disabilities
Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling
Dumbing Us Down
The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling
Paperback      ISBN: 0865718547
Throw off the shackles of formal schooling and embark upon a rich journey of self-directed, life-long learning. After over 100 years of mandatory schooling in the U.S., literacy rates have dropped, families are fragmented, learning ?disabilities
The Dyslexia Checklist: A Practical Reference for Parents and Teachers
The Dyslexia Checklist
A Practical Reference for Parents and Teachers
Paperback      ISBN: 047042981x
Essential advice and resources for helping kids with dyslexia The Dyslexia Checklist is a valuable guide for parents and teachers that can help them better understand children and teenagers with dyslexia and other reading- and language-based disabilities. The book relays the most current research available and is filled with practical strategies, supports, and interventions. Using these tools teachers and parents can accommodate the needs and strengthen the skills of students with reading and writing disabilities across all age levels. The book is presented in a simple, concise, easy-to-read checklist format and is filled with useful advice and information on a wide range of topics. - Explains what we now know about dyslexia from decades of research - Containsgames to strengthen a child's literacy and language skills - Providesimportant information for hooking in reluctant and struggling readers - Offers suggestions for enhancing skills invocabulary, comprehension, composition and written expression, spelling, math, and more The book also provides information on the educational rights of students with dyslexia.