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Shakespeare s Heartbeat

Shakespeare   s Heartbeat Author Kelly Hunter
ISBN-10 9781317601425
Release 2014-11-13
Pages 250
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Children on the autistic spectrum experience varying degrees of difficulties; all of which can be understood as a disassociation of mind and body. Expressing feelings, making eye contact, keeping a steady heartbeat and recognizing faces are all part of the autism dilemma which can be poetically explored by Shakespeare. Over ten years, Hunter worked with children on all points of the spectrum, developing drama games for the specific purpose of combatting autism. These unique games, derived from specific moments in the plays, shed new light on how to teach Shakespeare to children, using the drama as an exploration of how it feels to be alive. Shakespeare’s Heartbeat is a step-by-step guide, detailing how to demonstrate, play and share these sensory games. The book includes: Games based on A Midsummer Night’s Dream Games based on The Tempest Tips and advice for playing one-on-one with the children An afterword describing Hunter’s journey from performer and practitioner to creator of this work. Shakespeare’s poetic definitions of seeing, thinking and loving reveal the very processes that children with autism find so difficult to achieve. This book provides an indispensable learning tool for those wishing to encourage children’s eye contact and facial expression, improve their spatial awareness and language skills and introduce them to imaginative play.



Acting Antics

Acting Antics Author Cindy B. Schneider
ISBN-10 9781843108450
Release 2007
Pages 189
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This fun program provides a set of tools for developing social understanding in children with Asperger Syndrome through drama. It contains a wide repertoire of activities and ideas for use at home, in the classroom, in therapy workshops or social groups, ranging from initial warm up techniques, to larger group scenes and staging a show.



Cracking Shakespeare

Cracking Shakespeare Author Kelly Hunter
ISBN-10 9781472533784
Release 2015-12-17
Pages 192
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Cracking Shakespeare serves to demystify the process of speaking Shakespeare's language, offering hands-on techniques for drama students, young actors and directors who are intimidated by rehearsing, performing and directing Shakespeare's plays. For some artists approaching Shakespeare, the ability to capture the dynamic movement of thought from mind to mouth, and the paradox of using the formality of verse to express a realistic form of speech, can seem daunting. Cracking Shakespeare includes practical techniques and exercises to solve this dilemma – including supporting online video which demonstrate how to embody Shakespeare's characters in rehearsal and performance – offering a toolkit that will free actors and directors from their fear of Shakespeare. The result of thirty years of acting, teaching and directing Shakespeare, Kelly Hunter's Cracking Shakespeare is the ideal textbook for actors and directors looking for new ways to approach Shakespeare's plays in a hands-on, down-to-earth style.



Engaging Mirror Neurons to Inspire Connection and Social Emotional Development in Children and Teens on the Autism Spectrum

Engaging Mirror Neurons to Inspire Connection and Social Emotional Development in Children and Teens on the Autism Spectrum Author Lee R. Chasen
ISBN-10 9780857009081
Release 2013-05-21
Pages 320
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The innovative drama therapy programme develops social skills in children and teens on the autism spectrum by looking to the mirror neuron system as the key to social connection and interaction. Lee R. Chasen provides an accessible explanation of the approach's grounding in neuroscience, followed by a thirty-session program involving creative tools such as guided play, sociometry, puppetry, role-play, video modeling and improvisation. Scenarios drawn from his own practice provide useful insights into both the practicalities and positive results of this unique approach. This ground-breaking book will be of interest to drama and creative arts therapists, as well as teachers, school psychologists, counsellors and other professionals who work with children on the autism spectrum.



Hamlet Who s There

Hamlet  Who s There Author William Shakespeare
ISBN-10 9781350006393
Release 2016-06-20
Pages 80
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Hamlet: Who's There is a tightly written highly theatrical adaptation of Shakespeare's great play. Reimagining the action to take place over the course of one night, the play can be produced to last ninety minutes for a small cast of six actors. Featuring much of the original language and the famous soliloquies of Shakespeare's original play, this adaptation is ideal for people seeking a version of the tragedy to be played across a shorter timeframe or by a smaller cast. Adapted by RSC actor and teacher Kelly Hunter, Hamlet: Who's There was toured and produced by Flute Theatre, a company which produces plays by Shakespeare aimed at inclusivity for a range of audiences. This programme text edition of the play was published to coincide with a national and international tour of the play beginning in spring 2016, including dates in London, Romania, Germany and Elsinore, the original location where Hamlet was set.



Literacy for Visual Learners

Literacy for Visual Learners Author Adele Devine
ISBN-10 9781784500542
Release 2015-10-21
Pages 288
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This book takes a fresh look at approaches to teaching reading, writing and communication skills. It presents a wealth of innovative ideas specifically designed to support visual learners, including those with autism spectrum conditions and special educational needs. Some children are more responsive to visual stimulation than spoken words, and this book shows how to engage these children in literacy lessons by using strategies that cover everything from the latest assistive technology to getting creative on a limited budget. There are tips for sharing stories with children who find it hard to sit still, supporting reluctant writers, enabling the pre-verbal child to answer questions and helping the child who never stops talking to develop listening skills. The strategies are supported by practical resources, examples and case studies, to show how to instil in children the confidence to create and share their thoughts. This is a must-have resource for special education teachers and coordinators, as well as speech and language therapists, looking for new strategies for teaching literacy.



Creativity and Community among Autism Spectrum Youth

Creativity and Community among Autism Spectrum Youth Author Peter Smagorinsky
ISBN-10 9781137547972
Release 2016-12-10
Pages 301
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This edited volume explores the roles of socially-channeled play and performance in the developmental trajectories of young people who fall on the autism spectrum. The contributors offer possibilities for channels of activity through which youth on the autism spectrum may find acceptance, affirmation, and kinship with others. "Positive social updraft" characterizes the social channels through which people of difference might be swept up into broader cultural currents such that they feel valued, appreciated, and empowered. These currents not only have an upward motion themselves, they also catch other elements in their draft and carry them up in their flow. A social updraft provides cultural meditational means that include people in a current headed "upward," allowing people of atypical makeups to become fully involved in significant cultural activity that brings them a feeling of social belonging.



Beginning Shakespeare

Beginning Shakespeare Author Lisa Hopkins
ISBN-10 0719064236
Release 2005-05-06
Pages 212
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Beginning Shakespeare introduces students to the study of Shakespeare, and grounds their understanding of his work in theoretical discourses. After an introductory survey of the dominant approaches of the past, seven chapters examine the major current critical approaches to Shakespeare; psychoanalysis, New Historicism, Cultural Materialism, gender studies, queer theory, postcolonial criticism and performance criticism. A further chapter looks at the growing roles of biography, attribution studies and textual studies. Each chapter analyses the strengths and weaknesses of a particular perspective, allowing students to gain a clear critical purchase on the respective approaches, and to make informed choices between them. Each chapter ends with a list of suggested further reading and interactive exercises based on the key issues raised. An invaluable introduction, essential for anyone studying Shakespeare, Beginning Shakespeare offers students a map of the current critical practices, and a sense of the possibilities for developing their own approaches.



President of the Whole Fifth Grade

President of the Whole Fifth Grade Author Sherri Winston
ISBN-10 9780316122986
Release 2010-10-05
Pages 288
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Start counting your votes . . . and your friends. When Brianna Justice's hero, the famous celebrity chef Miss Delicious, speaks at her school and traces her own success back to being president of her fifth grade class, Brianna determines she must do the same. She just knows that becoming president of her class is the first step toward her own cupcake-baking empire! But when new student Jasmine Moon announces she is also running for president, Brianna learns that she may have more competition than she expected. Will Brianna be able to stick to her plan of working with her friends to win the election fairly? Or will she jump at the opportunity to steal votes from Jasmine by revealing an embarrassing secret? This hilarious, heartfelt novel will appeal to any reader with big dreams, and the determination to achieve them.



Little Cat s Luck

Little Cat s Luck Author Marion Dane Bauer
ISBN-10 9781481424882
Release 2016-02-09
Pages 224
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A little cat named Patches manages to push out a window screen and leave her house, chasing a falling leaf, and sets out to find a special place to call her own.



Lucky Ducky

Lucky Ducky Author Doreen Mulryan
ISBN-10 9781613129234
Release 2016-02-09
Pages 32
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Ducky is unlucky—somehow things just always seem to go wrong. So he decides to look for a four-leaf clover; that will do the trick! But when he goes to the park, there is none to be found. However, what Ducky finds instead is much greater: he meets Piggy, Bunny, and Pup and realizes that having friends makes him the luckiest duck of all! Lucky Ducky is a bright and bubbly new picture book that shows young readers how luck is all about how you perceive it and that anyone has the power to turn his or her luck around.



Miss Mary Reporting

Miss Mary Reporting Author Sue Macy
ISBN-10 9781481401210
Release 2016-02-16
Pages 40
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“A lively, memorable biography for younger readers.” —Booklist (starred review) “A reminder of the value of telling people’s stories, whether pro player or soapbox racer.” —Publishers Weekly (starred review) “A heartfelt, informative, and thoroughly engaging picture book biography.” —School Library Journal (starred review) From beloved author Sue Macy comes an illustrated biography of Mary Garber, one of the first female sports journalists in American history! While sitting in the bleachers of a Soap Box Derby in the 1950s, Mary Garber overheard two African-American boys in the following exchange: “See that lady down there?” asked one boy. “That’s Mary Garber. She doesn’t care who you are, but if you do something good, she’ll write about you.” Mary Garber was a pioneering sports journalist in a time where women were rarely a part of the newspaper business. Women weren’t even allowed to sit in the press boxes at sporting events, so Mary was forced to sit with the coaches’ wives. But that didn’t stop her. In a time when African-American sports were not routinely covered, Mary went to the games and wrote about them. Garber was a sportswriter for fifty-six years and was the first woman to receive the Associated Press Sports Editors’ Red Smith Award, presented for major contributions in sports journalism. And now, every year the Association of Women in Sports Media presents the Mary Garber Pioneer Award in her honor to a role model for women in sports media. Sure to inspire future journalists, athletes, and any child who has a dream, this illustrated biography of Mary Garber captures her feisty and determined spirit and brings her story to life.



The Conservative Case for Education

The Conservative Case for Education Author Nicholas Tate
ISBN-10 9781351678513
Release 2017-07-20
Pages 244
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The Conservative Case for Education argues that educational thinking in English-speaking countries over the last fifty years has been massively influenced by a dominant liberal ideology based on unchallenged assumptions. Conservative voices pushing against the current of this ideology have been few, but powerful and drawn from across the political spectrum. The book shows how these twentieth-century voices remain highly relevant today, using them to make a conservative case for education. Written by a former government adviser and head teacher, the book focuses on four of the most powerful of these conservative voices: the poet and social critic T. S. Eliot, the philosopher Michael Oakeshott, the political thinker Hannah Arendt and the educationist E D Hirsch. In the case of each thinker, the book shows how their ideas throw fresh light on contemporary educational issues. These issues range widely across current educational practice and include: creativity, cultural literacy, mindfulness, the place of religion in schools, education for citizenship, the teaching of history and Classics, the authority of the teacher, the arguments for and against a national curriculum, the educational response to cultural diversity, and more. A concluding chapter sums up the conservative case for education in a set of Principles that would be acceptable to many from the Left, as well as the Right of the political spectrum. The book should be of particular interest to educators and educational policy makers at a time when ‘conservative’ governments are in power in the UK and the USA, as well as to researchers, academics and postgraduate students engaged in the study of educational policy, or those studying educational issues from an ethical, philosophical and cultural standpoint.



The North Face of Shakespeare

The North Face of Shakespeare Author James Stredder
ISBN-10 3125763223
Release 2010-03
Pages 280
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The North Face of Shakespeare has been writing in one form or another for most of life. You can find so many inspiration from The North Face of Shakespeare also informative, and entertaining. Click DOWNLOAD or Read Online button to get full The North Face of Shakespeare book for free.



The Kids Book of Simple Machines

The Kids  Book of Simple Machines Author Kelly Doudna
ISBN-10 9781938063602
Release 2015-09-01
Pages 144
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Introduces six simple machines, describing how they work in more complex machinery and how they are used every day.



The Big Book of Airplanes

The Big Book of Airplanes Author DK
ISBN-10 9781465454485
Release 2016-03-01
Pages 32
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From military planes to the commercial jumbo jet to space shuttles, the Big Book of Airplanes is a spectacular look at a subject that fascinates kids. Find out how farmers use planes to help manage their crops and get a look at the brightly colored planes at an airshow and find out how their designs help them pull off exciting stunts and acrobatics. Each type of plane gets its own spread and features multiple images to give kids a look inside. Captions and text on the page go into detail about how each plane operates and the different tasks it performs from the ultralight planes that are used for sport to the seaplanes that can land on water. With striking images and informative text, Big Book of Airplanes is the perfect guide for young readers who want to learn more about different aircrafts used around the world.



Moves in Mind

Moves in Mind Author Fernand Gobet
ISBN-10 9781135425135
Release 2004-08-05
Pages 288
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Board games have long fascinated as mirrors of intelligence, skill, cunning, and wisdom. While board games have been the topic of many scientific studies, and have been studied for more than a century by psychologists, there was until now no single volume summarizing psychological research into board games. This book, which is the first systematic study of psychology and board games, covers topics such as perception, memory, problem solving and decision making, development, intelligence, emotions, motivation, education, and neuroscience. It also briefly summarizes current research in artificial intelligence aiming at developing computers playing board games, and critically discusses how current theories of expertise fare with board games. Finally, it shows that the information provided by board game research, both data and theories, have a wider relevance for the understanding of human psychology in general.