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Outdoor Learning through the Seasons

Outdoor Learning through the Seasons Author Ann Watts
ISBN-10 9781135135348
Release 2013-08-21
Pages 216
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Outdoor play experiences have a crucial role in young children’s learning and development and should be a daily part of their lives. Planning and facilitating rich play and learning opportunities outside can, however, be challenging, especially in difficult weather conditions. Outdoor Learning through the Seasons provides detailed guidance on how we can encourage young children to engage with the natural world throughout the year. Using the four seasons as a framework, the book aims to help all adults to feel confident about taking children outside everyday and developing their awareness of the world around them. It suggests a wide range of experiences and looks at the various ways in which children can interact with the environment to further their learning and development. There are ideas to brighten grey winter days as well as summer sunshine, snow, wind and rain. Features include: reference to recent research on the significance of outdoor play in early childhood; guidance on how to encourage effective learning outdoors practical tips to offer high quality provision in layout, design and planting; suggestions for planning outdoor experiences in the seven areas of learning in line with with the revised Early Years Foundation Stage; advice on working with parents and the role of adults; ideas for all seasons, weather conditions and working with the four elements: earth, air, water and fire; useful reference lists of further resources including stories, poems and websites; an appendix of seasonal recipes. Including a full colour photo plate section to illustrate good practice, this practical book is essential reading for all those looking to provide rich and stimulating outdoor play provision for children in early years settings on a daily basis.

Planning for Learning through the Seasons

Planning for Learning through the Seasons Author Rachel Sparks Linfield
ISBN-10 9781909101999
Release 2012-08-07
Pages 83
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Plan for six weeks of learning for each season with this bumper edition, covering all six areas of learning and development of the EYFS. This bumper edition contains all the material contained in Planning for Learning Through Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter in one value book. Ideal for helping young children to explore the seasons, whatever the time of year, with this step-by-step guide to planning fun activities that cover a wide range of Early Learning Goals. This title comes with advice on observing and assessing children's learning, as well as how to record evidence of learning. It also includes photocopiable sheets for parents to take and extend the learning at home. A must-have for any early years setting wanting easy to dip into planning all year round.

Planning for Learning through Autumn

Planning for Learning through Autumn Author Rachel Sparks Linfield
ISBN-10 9781909101357
Release 2012-08-15
Pages 26
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Plan for six weeks of learning covering all six areas of learning and development of the EYFS through the topic of Autumn. The Planning for Learning series is a series of topic books written around the Early Years Foundation Stage designed to make planning easy. This book takes you through six weeks of activities on the theme of Autumn. Each activity is linked to a specific Early Learning Goal, and the book contains a skills overview so that practitioners can keep track of which areas of learning and development they are promoting. This book also includes a photocopiable page to give to parents with ideas for them to get involved with their children's topic, as well as ideas for bringing the six weeks of learning together.The weekly themes in this book include: detecting autumn, harvest, autumn leaves, autumn fruits, windy week and autumn gallery.

Planning for Learning through Weather

Planning for Learning through Weather Author Rachel Sparks Linfield
ISBN-10 9781909101876
Release 2012-08-08
Pages 26
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Plan for six weeks of learning covering all six areas of learning and development of the EYFS through the topic of weather. The Planning for Learning series is a series of topic books written around the Early Years Foundation Stage designed to make planning easy. This book takes you through six weeks of activities on the theme of the weather. Each activity is linked to a specific Early Learning Goal, and the book contains a skills overview so that practitioners can keep track of which areas of learning and development they are promoting. This book also includes a photocopiable page to give to parents with ideas for them to get involved with their children's topic, as well as ideas for bringing the six weeks of learning together. The weekly themes in this book include: wet weather, sunny weather and everything in between.

Sport Education Seasons

Sport Education Seasons Author Sean M. Bulger
ISBN-10 0736046399
Release 2007
Pages 354
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"Finally, a sport resource that offers in-depth, complete seasons applying the sport education model of teaching and coaching. This book and CD-ROM package includes 68 complete sessions and lessons for three complete seasons - basketball, soccer, and fitness education - that you can use in their entirety or choose lessons to reinforce your existing program. It also includes more than 150 reproducibles in the book and 400 on the CD-ROM."--BOOK JACKET.

Planning and Assessment in Higher Education

Planning and Assessment in Higher Education Author Michael F. Middaugh
ISBN-10 9781118045527
Release 2011-01-25
Pages 256
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In this era of increasing pressure on higher education institutions for accountability, Planning and Assessment in Higher Education is an essential resource for college and university leaders and staff charged with the task of providing evidence of institutional effectiveness. Michael F. Middaugh, a noted expert in the field, shows how colleges and universities can successfully measure student learning and institutional effectiveness and use these results to create more efficient communications with both internal and external constituencies as well as promote institutional effectiveness to support student learning. "How can the assessment of institutional effectiveness be used to provide a solid foundation for planning? Middaugh has crafted a comprehensive, practical guide that also explains what accrediting agencies really want and need to know about these topics." —Elizabeth H. Sibolski, executive vice president, Middle States Commission on Higher Education "Only Michael Middaugh, the unquestioned national leader in this field, could write such a lucid overview of how to make institutional assessment and planning really work as a tool rather than as a tedious requirement. He helped invent and shape the focus of national assessment rubrics and now offers his insights into how to make them work for your institution." —John C. Cavanaugh, chancellor, Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education "Middaugh provides extremely helpful and practical guidance and insights on how colleges and universities can use assessment tools and frameworks to improve both academic programs and administrative operations. A valuable and timely book for all higher education leaders." —James P. Honan, senior lecturer on education, Harvard Graduate School of Education

Natural Science Through the Seasons

Natural Science Through the Seasons Author James A. Partridge
ISBN-10 0983180091
Release 2012-08-01
Pages 466
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Features lessons and activities suitable for Primary (Grades 1-2, ages 6-8), Junior (Grades 3-4, ages 8-10), Intermediate (Grades 5-6, ages 10-12); many intermediate activities are also suitable for Grades 7-8. (See: "Grading Science Teaching to Age Levels" --p. xiv-xv.

Seasons of Splendour

Seasons of Splendour Author Madhur Jaffrey
ISBN-10 0140346996
Release 1992
Pages 192
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Superb retelling of traditional tales from Hindu epics. Lavishly illustrated by Michael Foreman. Age 9+ 192 pages

Graphics for Learning

Graphics for Learning Author Ruth C. Clark
ISBN-10 9780470547441
Release 2010-11-02
Pages 399
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Are you getting the most learning value from visuals? Thoroughlyrevised and updated, Graphics for Learning is the secondedition of the bestselling book that summarizes the guidelines forthe best use of graphics for instructional materials, includingmultimedia, texts, working aids, and slides. The guidelines arebased on the most current empirical scientific research and areillustrated with a wealth of examples from diverse trainingmaterials. The authors show how to plan illustrations for varioustypes of content, including facts, concepts, processes, procedures,and principles. The book also discusses technical and environmentalfactors that will influence how instructional professionals canapply the guidelines to their training projects. Praise for the First Edition "For years I've been looking for a book that links cognitiveresearch on learning to graphics and instructional design. Here itis! Ruth Clark and Chopeta Lyons not only explain how to makegraphics work—they've created a very interesting read, fullof useful guidelines and examples." —Lynn Kearny, CPT, instructional designer and graphiccommunicator, Graphic Tools for Thinking and Learning "Finally! A book that integrates visual design into the largercontext of instructional design and development." —Linda Lohr, Ed.D., author, Creating Graphics forLearning and assistant professor, University of NorthernColorado

Four Seasons of Leadership

Four Seasons of Leadership Author David Neidert
ISBN-10 1441414010
Release 2009-02-27
Pages 312
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“This is a refreshing, innovative, often poetic book on how to think seriously about polishing your leadership skills and living a meaningful life. Neidert's essay on the power of invitation is itself a thing to cherish.” - Max De Pree, best-selling author of LEADERSHIP IS AN ART and LEADERSHIP JAZZ Leadership is not about a title or a position we hold within an organization. Leadership is about who we are becoming as people. This book is a passionate and affirming book on creating personal leadership and life legacies that will stand the test of time. Readers will be challenged to craft their leadership through penetrating questions concerning mission, learning, character, and serving others. Young and old will experience true personal leadership through this book's blend of contemporary thought and ageless wisdom. An affordable e-Book edition of this unique book is also available worldwide. In addition, a Spanish language edition titled Cuatro Estaciones del Liderazgo is also available both in paperback and e-Book formats.

The Weekly Curriculum Book

The Weekly Curriculum Book Author Barbara Backer
ISBN-10 9780876597675
Release 2003-06-01
Pages 384
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What will the children in your class do Monday morning? Take the stress out of planning with The Weekly Curriculum Book. Each of the 52 theme-based plans includes enough activities to fill an entire week, covering such fundamental curriculum areas as math, music, movement, language, science, and art. The wide range of creative topics, from "Think Warm Thoughts Week" to "Dr. Seuss's Birthday," combine learning with fun. With The Weekly Curriculum Book, you can add pizzazz to your teaching plans and make every day of the year a festive occasion! Themes include: The First Week of School National Pretzel Month Children's Book Week Hugging Day The Five Senses Learning With Ladybugs Art Museum Table Talk Mushy Mud ...and many more! Each Weekly Curriculum includes: Weekly Vocabulary An Activity to Introduce the Weekly Theme Weekly Extension Activities Related Children's Books Learning Center Ideas

Ernie Dances to the Didgeridoo

Ernie Dances to the Didgeridoo Author Alison Lester
ISBN-10 9780618104420
Release 2000
Pages 32
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When Ernie leaves the city and goes to live in the Aboriginal reserve of Arnhem Land, he sends letters to his old classmates describing the activities of his new friends.

Rough Beauty

Rough Beauty Author Karen Auvinen
ISBN-10 9781501152306
Release 2018-06-05
Pages 320
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10 Best Books of June—Christian Science Monitor In the bestselling tradition of Cheryl Strayed’s Wild and Helen MacDonald’s H Is for Hawk, a stunning, inspirational memoir from an award-winning poet who ventures into the wilderness to seek answers to life’s big questions and finds her way back after losing everything she thought she needed. During a difficult time, Karen Auvinen flees to a primitive cabin in the Rockies to live in solitude as a writer and to embrace all the beauty and brutality nature has to offer. When a fire incinerates every word she has ever written and all of her possessions—except for her beloved dog Elvis, her truck, and a few singed artifacts—Karen embarks on a heroic journey to reconcile her desire to be alone with her need for community. In the evocative spirit of works by Annie Dillard, Gretel Ehrlich, and Mary Oliver, Karen’s rich and compulsively readable memoir is as much an inward as it is an outward pilgrimage. Her pursuit of solace and salvation by shedding trivial ties and living in close harmony with nature, along with her account of finding community and love, is sure to resonate with all of us who long for meaning and deeper connection. Rough Beauty is a luminous, lyric exploration of and homage to her forty seasons in the mountains, embracing the unpredictability and grace of living intimately with the forces of nature while making peace with her own wildness.

The Artful Year

The Artful Year Author Jean Van't Hul
ISBN-10 9780834840379
Release 2016-11-15
Pages 288
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Celebrating the seasons provides a wonderful opportunity to embrace creativity together as a family. It’s also a fun way to decorate for, prepare for, and learn about the holidays we celebrate. In The Artful Year, you’ll find a year’s worth of art activities, crafts, recipes, and more to help make each season special. These artful explorations are more than just craft projects—they are ways for your family to create memories and mementos and develop creatively, all while exploring nature, new ideas, and traditions. The book includes: • Arts and crafts, using the materials, colors, and themes of the season • Ideas and decorations for celebrating the holidays together • Favorite seasonal recipes that are fun for children to help make (and eat!) • Suggested reading lists of children’s picture books about the seasons and holidays The 175+ activities in this book are perfect for children ages one to eight, and for creating traditions that appeal to all ages.

Drama Based Pedagogy

Drama Based Pedagogy Author Kathryn Dawson
ISBN-10 1783207396
Release 2018-03-13
Pages 260
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Drama-based Pedagogy examines the mutually beneficial relationship between drama and education, championing the versatility of drama-based teaching and learning designed in conjunction with classroom curricula. Written by seasoned educators and based upon their own extensive experience in diverse learning contexts, this book bridges the gap between theories of drama in education and classroom practice. Kathryn Dawson and Bridget Kiger Lee provide an extensive range of tried and tested strategies, planning processes, and learning experiences, in order to create a uniquely accessible manual for those who work, think, train, and learn in educational and/or artistic settings. It is the perfect companion for professional development and university courses, as well as for already established educators who wish to increase student engagement and ownership of learning.

Chicken Soup with Rice

Chicken Soup with Rice Author Maurice Sendak
ISBN-10 9780064432535
Release 1991-03-15
Pages 32
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Each month is gay, each season nice, when eating chicken soup with rice./DIV

Pure and Simple

Pure and Simple Author Maggie Bonanomi
ISBN-10 9781604689426
Release 2018-05-01
Pages 96
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Follow this celebrated maker on a creative journey inspired by a simpler time. In Maggie Bonanomi's world, hand-drawn patterns and hand-dyed wool combine with artful motifs and casual stitches. The result is a plain-and-simple collection of primitive projects that are a delight make, use, and enjoy. No fancy skills to learn, no expensive tools to buy: a needle, thread, and wool are all you need to begin. Create pillows, runners and toppers, wall art, and even clever vegetables crafted into sewing essentials, including a pincushion and scissors keeper--make them in minutes to warm up any nook or cranny.