Description : Group Time Activities A to Z presents a detailed lesson plan format of activities for young children ages two and up. The activities spotlight music, large and small muscle procedures, cognitive abilities, and games that are easy to understand and follow. Each section will help teachers and families to find large group activities for a theme based curriculum, to incorporate a letter of the week, or provide a spur of the moment filler. Many activity choices are given for each targeted alphabet letter. A Helpful Hints section shares tried and true suggestions to make the group time experience easy and enjoyable and a supply list of materials shows that most items are inexpensive and easy to acquire. Also included is a sample family letter that encourages active participation from all families. This wonderful resource focuses on a variety of concepts that preschoolers can relate to and grow with. Children, teachers, and families alike will enjoy the shared experiences of learning together as they participate in these enjoyable activities!
Description : Learn the most effective ways to promote student learning. This second edition of bestselling author Barbara Blackburn’s Classroom Instruction from A to Z covers a broad range of key instructional strategies to help you create more meaningful, engaging learning experiences for your students. Each chapter from A to Z offers guidance on a specific aspect of classroom instruction, such as planning strong lessons; assessing student learning; creating more successful homework assignments; differentiating instruction; and scaffolding students for success. Throughout the book, you’ll find practical strategies and tools that you can implement immediately, no matter what subject area or grade level you teach. Topics new to this updated edition include: Exploring blended learning techniques such as flipped classrooms; Strategies for implementing social emotional learning and mindfulness; Understanding diverse learners and accommodating all students; Teaching academic vocabulary in deeper ways; and Integrating subjects and promoting writing across the curriculum. With twenty-six chapters each devoted to a different aspect of instruction, this book has something to offer both new and experienced looking to improve student learning. Additionally, classroom-ready tools are available as free eResources from our website, http://www.routledge.com/9781138935952.
Description : This book offers strategies, activities, and tools to help teachers and reading specialists teach elementary and middle school students to become better readers, writers, speakers, and listeners. Written in a lively and accessible style with one chapter for each letter of the alphabet, Literacy from A to Z offers practical advice and fully realized examples to improve your lesson plans.
Description : Health, Safety, and Nutrition Activities A to Z presents a detailed lesson plan format of open-ended activities. Users will enjoy the activities as they explore different options to live a healthy, safe, and nutritious life. The activities are easy-to-understand and follow. Each section will assist users in finding activities for a theme based curriculum, to incorporate a letter of the week, or provide a spur of the moment filler activity.
Description : This collection of 29 papers grew out of a symposium entitled "Setting the Future Agenda for Neotropical Primates. " The symposium was held at the Department of Zoo logical Research, National Zoological Park, Washington D. C. , on February 26-27, 1994, and was sponsored by the Wenner-Gren Foundation for Anthropological Research, Smith sonian Institution, and Friends of the National Zoo. We put the symposium together with two objectives: to honor Warren G. Kinzey for his contributions to the growing field of platyrrhine studies and to provide researchers who work in the Neotropics with the oppor tunity to discuss recent developments, to identify areas of research that require additional study, and especially to help guide the next generation of researchers. The symposium provided the opportunity to recognize Warren as a mentor and col laborator to the contribution of the study of platyrrhines. Contributions to the book were expanded in order to provide a more comprehensive view of platyrrhine evolution and ecology, to emphasize the interdisciplinary nature of many of these studies, and to high light the central role that New World monkeys play in advancing primatology. If this vol ume were to require major revisions after just one more decade of research, that would be a fitting testament to Warren's enthusiasm and his drive to continually update the field with new ideas and methods. Tributes to Warren and a list of his publications have been published elsewhere (Norconk, 1994, 1996; Rosenberger 1994, 1995).
Description : Compiled by training and consulting expert Elaine Biech, this new Leadership Challenge resource provides practical information and tools for demonstrating and teaching The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership to audiences both new to or already familiar with the model. Filled with 75 experiential learning activities and games, each keyed to a specific practice(s), this book is an excellent addition to a facilitator's existing The Leadership Challenge and the Leadership Practices Inventory (LPI) or other leadership development program. This book will feature contributions from experienced Leadership Challenge facilitators and other greats in the training industry.
Description : Thinking spatially in the social sciences / Michael F. Goodchild and Donald G. Janelle -- Inferring the behavior of households from remotely sensed changes in land cover : current methods and future directions / Bruce Boucek and Emilio F. Moran -- Geovisualization of human activity patterns using 3D GIS : a time-geographic approach / Mei-Po Kwan and Jiyeong Lee -- Agent-based modeling : from individual residential choice to urban residential dynamics / Itzhak Benenson. Too much of the wrong kind of data : implications for the practice of micro-scale spatial modeling / David O’Sullivan -- Neighborhood-level analysis. Identifying ethnic neighborhoods with census data : group concentration and spatial clustering / John R. Logan and Wenquan Zhang. Spatial analyses of homicide with areal data / Steven F. Messner and Luc Anselin. Spatial (dis)advantage and homicide in Chicago neighborhoods / Robert J. Sampson and Jeffrey D. Morenoff. Measuring spatial diffusion of shots fired activity across city neighborhoods / Jacqueline Cohen and George Tita. The spatial structure of urban political discussion networks / Munroe Eagles, Paul Bélanger, and Hugh W. Calkins -- Region-level analysis. Mapping social exclusion and inclusion in developing countries : spatial patterns of Sào Paulo in the 1990s / Gilberto Cǎmara, Aldaiza Sposati, Dirce Koga, Antonio Miguel Monteiro, Frederico Roman Ramos, Eduardo Camargo, and Suzana Druck Fuks. Business location and spatial externalities : tying concepts to measures / Stuart H Sweeney and Edward J. Feser. Updating spatial perspectives and analytical frameworks in urban research / Qing Shen. Spatial analysis of regional income inequality / Sergio J. Rey. Shaping policy decisions with spatial analysis / Ted K. Bradshaw and Brian Muller. Geographical approaches for reconstructing past human behavior from prehistoric roadways / John Kantner -- Multi-scale spatial perspectives. Time, space, and archaeological landscapes : establishing connections in the first millennium BC / Patrick Daly and Gary Lock. Spatial perspectives in public health / Anthony C. Gatrell and Janette E. Rigby. The role of spatial analysis in demographic research / John R. Weeks. Spatial interaction models of international telecommunication flows / Jean-Michel Guldmann. Planning scenario visualization and assessment : a cellular automata based integrated spatial decision support system / Roger White, Bas Straatman, and Guy Engelen.