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Children s School Success

Children s School Success Author Eva M. Horn
ISBN-10 1598577549
Release 2016-01-08
Pages 256
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How can inclusive early educators plan and deliver challenging instructions to help all young learners succeed in kindergarten? This guide has authoritative answers from some of todaya s most renowned names in early childhood education. Presenting the Children's School Success+ (CSS+) framework, for building a UDL-based plan for inclusive preschool instruction, this book is a powerful tool for using your existing curriculum to address each child's unique learning needs. Through practical, evidence-based strategies and guidelines, you'll discover how to equalize access to curriculum content while giving learners multiple ways to access and possess new knowledge. Keep this resource at your fingertips to guide your curriculum and instruction—so all young children have the skills they need to success in kindergarten and beyond. LEARN HOW TO Identify a developmentally appropriate scope and sequence for your students' learning objectives Ensure a coherent, engaging curriculum that continuously builds on the knowledge and skills your students acquire Develop UDL-based activity plans that support every childa s learning Use differentiation and individualization strategies for students who need extra supports Select and implement successful progress monitoring strategies Improve your teaching through a continuous loop of planning, instruction, and monitoring Work and play well with your colleagues Engage in partnership with families to support their childrena s success PRACTICAL MATERIALS: You'll get a wealth of downloadable online resources for implementing the framework, plus specific tips and strategies on addressing key topics such as behavior, classroom organization, and collaboration with families. You'll also see the framework in action, with recurring vignettes in diverse early childhood settings, including a public preschool, a Head Start classroom, and an early childhood special education classroom."

Handbook of Early Childhood Special Education

Handbook of Early Childhood Special Education Author Brian Reichow
ISBN-10 9783319284927
Release 2016-06-21
Pages 594
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This handbook discusses early childhood special education (ECSE), with particular focus on evidence-based practices. Coverage spans core intervention areas in ECSE, such as literacy, motor skills, and social development as well as diverse contexts for services, including speech-language pathology, physical therapy, and pediatrics. Contributors offer strategies for planning, implementing, modifying, and adapting interventions to help young learners extend their benefits into the higher grades. Concluding chapters emphasize the importance of research in driving evidence-based practices (EBP). Topics featured in the Handbook/i include:divulliFamily-centered practices in early childhood application of Response to Intervention (RtI) in young children with identified skills acquisition for young children with evidence-based practices in ECSE, ethnic, and linguistic implications for ECSE./li/ul/divdivThe iHandbook of Early Childhood Special Education/i is a must-have resource for researchers, professors, upper-level undergraduate and graduate students, clinicians, and practitioners across such disciplines as child and school psychology, early childhood education, clinical social work, speech and physical therapy, developmental psychology, behavior therapy, and public health.

The Essentials

The Essentials Author Pamela Brillante
ISBN-10 1938113292
Release 2017
Pages 147
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Understanding and implementing inclusion starts here. Educators looking for a simple, straightforward introduction to the core concepts of teaching and supporting children with disabilities alongside their peers will want to have this resource at their fingertips.Every year, the number of children with developmental delays or disabilities in early childhood programs and classrooms is increasing. What do you need to know to support them? This guide is filled with practical information that will help educators who work with children ages birth through 8 teach children with disabilities alongside their peers. Learn the essentials of what you need to know. --

Making Preschool Inclusion Work

Making Preschool Inclusion Work Author Anne Marie Richardson-Gibbs
ISBN-10 1598572113
Release 2014
Pages 259
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This comprehensive textbook will give future educators a thorough introduction to inclusion supports: evidence-based practices and strategies that help children with disabilities fully participate in preschool classrooms.

Digital Decisions

Digital Decisions Author Fran Simon
ISBN-10 9780876594339
Release 2012-09-01
Pages 192
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“Digital Decisions will open your eyes and expand your awareness of how technology fits into a purposefully planned child-centered classroom.”– Paula Jorde Bloom, Michael W. Louis Endowed Chair, McCormick Center for Early Childhood Leadership “Simon and Nemeth transform the debate between technology as good or bad, rather showing us how to use technology actively and interactively within good active and interactive early childhood programs." –Ellen Galinsky, Author, Mind in the Making: The Seven Essential Life Skills Every Child Needs Feel confident and competent when it comes to choosing and implementing the most appropriate technology tools for your early childhood classroom! Whether you are a technology enthusiast looking for new ideas and guidance about developmentally appropriate practices, or you are new to the idea of using technology with young children, this book is for you. Digital Decisions provides everything you need to make your own technology plan based on your experiences and beliefs, the needs of the children, the context of your curriculum and the resources available to you. This no-nonsense, jargon-free guide will help you evaluate the tools and opportunities technology has to offer and integrate them into your early childhood classroom so you can offer real-life, hands-on, interactive activities to children. A reference every childhood program will want to have, Digital Decisions is brimming with charts, resources, and an array of activities that maximize technology as an interactive learning tool. Each chapter provides supporting guidance to make technology most effective for those working with children who are dual language learners or may have special needs.

Young Investigators

Young Investigators Author Judy Harris Helm
ISBN-10 9780807756904
Release 2016-04-29
Pages 176
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This bestseller provides an introduction to the project approach with step-by-step guidance for conducting meaningful investigations. The Third Edition has been expanded to include two new chaptersHow Projects Can Connect Children with Nature and Project Investigations as STEMand to assist teachers with younger children (toddlers) and older children (2nd grade).

Blended Practices for Teaching Young Children in Inclusive Settings

Blended Practices for Teaching Young Children in Inclusive Settings Author Jennifer Grisham-Brown
ISBN-10 1598576682
Release 2016-02
Pages 368
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This updated version of the popular textbook bridges the gap between special and general education by integrating knowledge about effective practices for teaching young children 2 to 5 with and without disabilities in center-based settings into one comprehensive approach.

Making the Common Core Writing Standards Accessible Through Universal Design for Learning

Making the Common Core Writing Standards Accessible Through Universal Design for Learning Author Sally A. Spencer
ISBN-10 9781483393070
Release 2015-03-17
Pages 184
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Unlock hidden writing skills in all learners through UDL! The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) for writing are promising but are challenging to implement, especially for struggling students. Sally A. Spencer demonstrates the promise of Universal Design for Learning (UDL) as a framework for making the CCSS writing and language standards accessible to all kids. Educators who utilize these strategies will know: How to leverage the strengths of students to optimize writing instruction and overcome their weaknesses The ways UDL can minimize the roadblocks in CCSS implementation How to - and how not to - use technology to teach writing and language conventions

Changing Minds and Brains The Legacy of Reuven Feuerstein

Changing Minds and Brains   The Legacy of Reuven Feuerstein Author Reuven Feuerstein
ISBN-10 9780807756201
Release 2014-12-01
Pages 222
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Decades before educators began to draw teaching and learning implications from neuroscientists’ groundbreaking findings on brain plasticiy, Reuven Feuerstein had already theorized it and developed practices for teaching and developing higher level cognition and learning for all students, even those with Down syndrome and other learning disabilities. His mediated learning, enrichment instruments, and dynamic assessment are used in urban districts in the United States and around the world to raise student achievement, success levels, and self-regulation. In this final work, Feuerstein provides a first-person reflective narrative of the implementation of mediated learning experience (MLE) past and present, including stories, new insights, observations, and newly formulated concepts on MLE and how it contributes to higher-level thinking and overcoming disability. Featuring both educational and clinical case examples, it offers a more detailed picture of the practical applications than any other publication to date. Those familiar with Feuerstein’s methods will find this book an important resource in deepening their knowledge. It is also essential reading for all educators looking for approaches that promote thinking skills that improve educational outcomes for diverse learners.

Realm of Racket

Realm of Racket Author Matthias Felleisen
ISBN-10 9781593274924
Release 2013-06-13
Pages 320
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Racket is a descendant of Lisp, a programming language renowned for its elegance, power, and challenging learning curve. But while Racket retains the functional goodness of Lisp, it was designed with beginning programmers in mind. Realm of Racket is your introduction to the Racket language. In Realm of Racket, you'll learn to program by creating increasingly complex games. Your journey begins with the Guess My Number game and coverage of some basic Racket etiquette. Next you'll dig into syntax and semantics, lists, structures, and conditionals, and learn to work with recursion and the GUI as you build the Robot Snake game. After that it's on to lambda and mutant structs (and an Orc Battle), and fancy loops and the Dice of Doom. Finally, you'll explore laziness, AI, distributed games, and the Hungry Henry game. As you progress through the games, chapter checkpoints and challenges help reinforce what you've learned. Offbeat comics keep things fun along the way. As you travel through the Racket realm, you'll: –Master the quirks of Racket's syntax and semantics –Learn to write concise and elegant functional programs –Create a graphical user interface using the 2htdp/image library –Create a server to handle true multiplayer games Realm of Racket is a lighthearted guide to some serious programming. Read it to see why Racketeers have so much fun!

Learn and Grow Preschool Curriculum

Learn and Grow Preschool Curriculum Author Inquisitive Minds Press
ISBN-10 0988544407
Release 2012-10-22
Pages 303
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Throw away those dry, boring workbooks Children learn so much more effectively when all of their senses are engaged. If you want to help your children develop a love for learning rather than quenching any desire that they have in that area then Learn and Grow is the right choice for you. Learn and Grow is no ordinary preschool curriculum. Learn and Grow: Hands-On Lessons for Active Preschoolers is unique in that it is packed with hands-on learning for your preschooler, ages 2 - 4. It is easy to follow, even for the non-experienced teacher. Each lesson contains a materials list as well as detailed step-by-step instructions for each lesson and for any preparation that is necessary. No longer are hours of prep work necessary for teaching your child. Gone are the days of walking endlessly around teacher supply stores looking for obscure but necessary materials. Simply pick up the Learn & Grow curriculum, gather a few common household items, and you are ready to begin. Many parents opt to send their child off to preschool, paying hundreds of dollars a week for their child to learn. That is not necessary Using Learn & Grow is a great way to save money. Unique features of Learn and Grow are the following: 130 daily lesson plans 26 weeks worth of lessons if done 5 days a week - 43 weeks worth if done 3 days a week - 65 weeks worth if done 2 days a week Over 700 individual, fully-planned activities which will engage all of your child's senses Includes English, pre-math, history, science, geography, art, fine motor skills, gross motor skills, and literature Detailed lesson plans for each activity, including materials lists and step-by-step instructions for preparation as well as the steps necessary for teaching each lesson Developed by a homeschool mom and Sunday School teacher with over 15 years of experience Most materials are easily found around the home or are simple to purchase - making teacher preparation quick and painless Includes access to a full-color companion download with original illustrations Lessons are great for boys AND girls Learn and Grow is being used in homeschools, preschools, orphanages, daycares, by missionaries, by expatriates, and by military personnel It has been sold in the United States and across the world. Can use concurrently with Teach Me About God: Hands-on Bible Lessons for Active Preschoolers. Give Learn and Grow: Hands-on Lessons for Active Preschoolers a try. You will be so glad that you did

The Pain Free Cyclist

The Pain Free Cyclist Author Matt Rabin
ISBN-10 9781472921482
Release 2015-07-16
Pages 240
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It's not (just) about the bike. Ride your bike long enough and even with an optimal bike fit you're likely to get injured. It's not what cyclists want to hear, but it's the hard truth. Cycling is a rapidly growing sport, and as numbers increase, so do the amount of injuries. What do you do if you get injured? Rest? Continue to ride? These questions need answering – to avoid confusion, further complications and more harmful injuries, resulting in substantial time off the bike. We want more riders out on the road, enjoying their cycling, pain free. This book takes you through the most common cycling injuries, lets you know what exactly they are, why you get them and what you can do to do get rid of them and get you back on the bike pain free. * Foreword by Sir Bradley Wiggins and featuring interviews with pro-cyclists including Cadel Evans, Carlos Sastre, Dan Martin, Tyler Farrar and Andrew Talansky.

Teaching to Diversity

Teaching to Diversity Author Jennifer Katz
ISBN-10 9781553793533
Release 2012
Pages 205
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In her book Teaching to Diversity, Dr. Jennifer Katz synthesizes the research, and 16 years experience of teaching in inclusive classrooms and schools, to provide answers to several questions: How do I make inclusion work for ALL students? What are the foundational best practices of a truly inclusive learning community? How does one create such a community? The author pulls together, in an organized way, a three-block model of universal design for learning (UDL) and suggests a step-by-step approach for implementing it. This framework includes: Block One, Social and Emotional Learning: details ways to build compassionate learning communities (K-12) in which all students feel safe and valued, and develop a positive self-concept, sense of belonging, and respect for diverse others. Block Two, Inclusive Instructional Practice: includes a framework for planning units from K-12, and explains instructional and management practices for teaching, assessing, grading, and reporting in UDL Classrooms. Block Three, Systems and Structures: suggests strategies for creating inclusive learning communities, and explores ways in which resource teachers, student services personnel, and school administrators can support and create socially and academically inclusive schools and classrooms. The three-block model of UDL can empower educators with the knowledge, skills, and confidence required to teach diverse learners in the same classroom--including those who have previously been excluded. Ultimately, it is about creating classrooms and schools that heal by teaching to the heart, mind, and spirit of every student.

Rexy the Dinosaur and a New Bike

Rexy the Dinosaur and a New Bike Author Ellie J. Woods
ISBN-10 1979448256
Release 2017-11-03
Pages 30
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Friendship, sharing, generosity. These morals are all about to be tested as Rexy meets his neighbor Trixie. Rexy is a dinosaur who's very friendly and easily gets excited. His excitement reached an all-time high after his parents bought him a new gift - a shiny red bicycle. Eager to try it out, Rexy put on his helmet and rode around his yard enjoying himself to the fullest. While riding, Rexy encountered his neighbor Trixie. Rexy's shiny bike immediately caught Trixie's attention and wanted to ride it for herself. Overly protective with his brand new bike, Rexy refused. He didn't want to share! Find out exactly how Trixie handled Rexy's attitude and what influenced him to open up to his neighbor. Did Rexy realize his selfishness shortly after? Did his parents have anything to do with it? What surprise awaited Rexy for showing that sharing is caring? Rexy the Dinosaur and a New Bike is a terrific story that highlights the value of sharing. Tell it in front of a class or read it as a nice bedtime story to your children. Witness Rexy, his bicycle, and his lush yard in detailed, hand-drawn watercolor illustrations by notable picture books artist Nadin Solntseva. The story and dialogue are written for kids ages 3-5 in mind. Add Rexy's story to your dinosaur books collection right now for access to Rexy's coloring book. This completely FREE coloring book comes with 5 full-sized printable pages featuring Rexy, Trixie, and the shiny red bicycle. Sharing is a very important trait to have and is best to teach them while they are young. You are sure to win friends like Rexy did and more. You can only have more for yourself by giving it away to others. Purchase a paper copy of Rexy the Dinosaur and a New Bike and get the Kindle version, FREE!

Black Midas

Black Midas Author Jan Carew
ISBN-10 1845230957
Release 2009-05-01
Pages 266
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Astonishingly vivid, bawdy, and tempestuous, this novel is a cautionary tale about greed and class conflict in postcolonial Guyana. Comparing ruthless 20th-century prospectors to the long-ago Spanish explorers who raped a continent in their quest for El Dorado, the novel follows the dreams and delusions of Aron Smart, a youth orphaned early in life and brought up on a farm by his grandparents who impressed upon him the value of an education. When Aron’s schooling is cut short after a reversal of fortune, however, he becomes deeply discouraged by his lack of opportunity and decides to follow in his father’s footsteps as a diamond prospector. He quickly becomes very rich—his companions in the mines call him “Shark”—and he is determined to use his new wealth to buy his way into the middle class. But Aron is out of his element in the world of property and prestige, and, cheated of his fortune, he returns to the interior, mining with a reckless madness that leaves him terribly maimed in an accident—and causes him to dream of returning to his grandfather’s life, built on the solid rhythms of farming and caring for the land.

Zeraffa Giraffa

Zeraffa Giraffa Author Dianne Hofmeyr
ISBN-10 1847806619
Release 2015-09-01
Pages 40
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This is the astonishing true story of Zeraffa, a giraffe who was sent as a gift from Egypt to France in 1826. A young boy, Atir, takes care of Zeraffa on her epic journey and the sailors sing songs as she gazes down at them. In France, Atir leads her through the countryside, and thousands of people marvel at Zeraffa. Paris falls in love with Zeraffa. The King builds her a special house in the Jardin des Plantes. On warm nights, the young princess visits, while Atir whispers stories to Zeraffa of a hot land far away. The amazing story by an award-winning author of a giraffe’s extraordinary voyage from Africa to Paris.

Engaging Young Engineers

Engaging Young Engineers Author Angela K. Stone-MacDonald
ISBN-10 1598576534
Release 2015-05-28
Pages 216
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This book provides an instructional framework for teaching problem-solving and critical thinking to young children (birth to 5) to support STEM learning and cognitive development.