Parents and Education
Early Modern Times: From Elizabeth the First to the Forty-niners
Early Modern Times
From Elizabeth the First to the Forty-niners
Paperback      ISBN: 1933339225
A subject as moving and powerful as humanity's past should be inviting, and when it is told well, it is. Susan Wise Bauer succeeds in telling the captivating story of history with her best-selling history series. Parents and young readers have fallen in love with her narrative history, The Story of the World, and its accompanying Activity Book. Now teachers and home educators can take advantage of a new and valuable learning tool: the Tests and Answer Key package. Included are 42 tests: one for each chapter of The Story of the World. Perfect for evaluating comprehension and retention. The narrative format of The Story of the World helps children remember the famous people, places, and events in history. These tests offer you an easy way to make sure that your child is absorbing the important events from world history. A combination of multiple choice, matching, fill-in-the-blank, and short writing samples allow you to evaluate your child's retention and comprehension of key events in The Story of the World. The Tests package contains an answer key for all tests. These easy-to-use tests and answer keys, successfully used by hundreds of parents and teachers, provide an objective method for measuring retention of key facts, figures, and events from history. A combination of sequencing, matching, short-answer, and essay-style questions gives students a chance to show what they've learned. Used with The Story of the World Text Book and Activity Book (sold separately), the Test and Answer Key gives educators a complete history curriculum for their elementary school students.
Early Modern Times: From Elizabeth the First to the Forty-niners
Early Modern Times
From Elizabeth the First to the Forty-niners
Paperback      ISBN: 0971412995
This read-aloud series is designed for parents to share with elementary-school children. Enjoy it together and introduce your child to the marvelous story of the world's civilizations. Now more than ever, other cultures are affecting our everyday livesand our children need to learn about the other countries of the world and their history. Susan Wise Bauer has provided a captivating guide to the history of other lands. Written in an engaging, straightforward manner, The Story of the World: History for the Classical Child; Volume 3: Early Modern Times weaves world history into a story book format. Who was the Sun King? Why did the Luddites go around England smashing machines? And how did samurai become sumo wrestlers? The Story of the World covers the sweep of human history from ancient times until the present. Africa, China, Europe, the Americasfind out what happened all around the world in long-ago times. Designed as a read-aloud project for parents and children to share together, The Story of the World includes each continent and major people group. Volume 3: Early Modern Times is the third of a four volume series and covers the major historical events in the years 1600 to 1850, as well as including maps, illustrations, and tales from each culture.

The Educated Child: A Parent's Guide from Preschool Through Eighth Grade
The Educated Child
A Parent's Guide from Preschool Through Eighth Grade
Paperback      ISBN: 0684872722
Provides a guide for what parents should expect their children to learn at each stage of grade school and how parents can help their children do well.
Education: Does God Have an Opinion? A Biblical Apologetic for Christian Education & Homeschooling
Does God Have an Opinion? A Biblical Apologetic for Christian Education & Homeschooling
Paperback      ISBN: 168344034x

The Elephant With a Knot in His Trunk
The Elephant With a Knot in His Trunk
Hardcover      ISBN: 1545617961
Kofi, an elephant born with a knot in his trunk, rises above his disability and bullying by his peers in this sensitive and instructive story.
Empowering Families: Practical Ways to Involve Parents in Boosting Literacy, Grades Pre-K–5
Empowering Families
Practical Ways to Involve Parents in Boosting Literacy, Grades Pre-K–5
Hardcover      ISBN: 113880309x
The home–school connection is important to student literacy achievement. However, it can be time-consuming to develop and implement programming that keeps families engaged and involved.Empowering Families makes it easier to accomplish these goals! Chock-full of step-by-step plans for arranging a variety of parent/caregiver meetings and literacy booster events, the book enables educators to get families involved in their children’s learning in ways that are fun and non-intimidating. By hosting these events at your school, you’ll be empowering families to… - read aloud to their children at home; - minimize the summer slide; - encourage male involvement in literacy; - help their children avoid homework hassles; - and much, much more! Bonus: The book includes ready-to-use handouts for your events, such as announcement sheets, follow-up evaluations, and tipsheets that describe ways parents can reinforce literacy at home. These handouts are photocopiable and the tipsheets are also available for easy download from our website at Spanish versions of the tipsheets are available on our website as well.
The End of Molasses Classes: Getting Our Kids Unstuck: 101 Extraordinary Solutions for Parents and Teachers
The End of Molasses Classes
Getting Our Kids Unstuck: 101 Extraordinary Solutions for Parents and Teachers
Paperback      ISBN: 1451639740
In his NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The End of Molasses Classes, renowned educator Ron Clark challenged PARENTS, TEACHERS, AND COMMUNITIES everywhere to make a real difference in the lives of our kids, offering revolutionary and classroom-tested ways to UPLIFT, EDUCATE, AND EMPOWER our children. Read this book to find out why so many across the country have embraced these powerful rules. * SET THE ELECTRIC TONE ON DAY ONE * TEACH YOUR CHILDREN HOW TO STUDY—DON’T EXPECT IT TO COME NATURALLY * DON’T CONSTANTLY STRESS ABOUT TEST SCORES * NOT EVERY CHILD DESERVES A COOKIE * LIFT UP YOUR TEACHERS. NO, REALLY, LIFT THEM UP! * IF KIDS LIKE YOU ALL THE TIME, YOU’RE DOING SOMETHING WRONG * DON’T BE A PENNY PARENT BE DIFFERENT. BE BOLD. JOIN IN.
Engage Every Family: Five Simple Principles
Engage Every Family
Five Simple Principles
Paperback      ISBN: 1506303994
Constantino, a school superintendent who specializes in family engagement, identifies five principles to help schools engage all families to improve student achievement: creating a culture that engages every family, communicating effectively and building relationships, empowering every family, engaging them in decision making, and engaging the greater community. He also discusses motivating teachers, understanding disengagement, and measuring success. Annotation ©2016 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (
Engaging With Parents in Early Years Settings
Engaging With Parents in Early Years Settings
Paperback      ISBN: 1446258955
'It is inspiring to see a text which attempts to shift our worldview. This shift could give us the chance to achieve more open, inclusive, democratic early childhood practice that has the capacity to answer the deeper questions and which sees both parents and children as powerful and positive agents in their own futures' - Chris Pascal and Tony Bertram, Directors of the Centre for Research in Early Childhood (CREC) The role of parents in the early years is fundamental. In order to achieve the best outcomes for children, mutually beneficial relationships between parents and practitioners need to underpin children’s care and learning. There are many services for children and many different settings in which care and education can take place. Whether you work in children’s centres, outreach and dual-focused services, preschools, kindergartens or schools this book will help you develop the skills and strategies to work alongside parents whatever your role. Focussing on: - The importance of involving parents - The nature of learning - How to engage and build relationships with parents - How to reflect on and develop shared learning environment in settings - Transitions and attachment This book has examples taken from real settings and practical advice to help you put the ideas into practice. Reading and using it will help ensure the wellbeing and development of all children in your care. Dianne Jackson is an Adjunct Fellow at the University of Western Sydney and the CEO of Connect Child and Family Services Martin Needham is Academic Division Leader: Education, Professional and Community Studies at Manchester Metropolitan University

Everyday Early Learning: Easy and Fun Activities and Toys Made from Stuff You Can Find Around the House
Everyday Early Learning
Easy and Fun Activities and Toys Made from Stuff You Can Find Around the House
Paperback      ISBN: 1933653426
Children can pluck an elastic band to learn about the vibrations that create music, or they can bake a cake to learn measurement and reading skills. Everyday Early Learning provides a myriad of ways to use everyday items for great early learning opportunities. For each activity, the book lists an age range, materials, step-by-step instructions, and possible variations. All are inexpensive and allow children to learn without much adult involvement. These projects will help children develop skills in language and literacy, math and logical thinking, science and problem-solving, and art and creative representation, as well as social and physical skills.