Your Fantastic Elastic Brain

Your Fantastic Elastic Brain
Author: JoAnn M. Deak
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 32
Release: 2010
ISBN: 9780982993804
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Your Fantastic Elastic Brain Book Excerpt:

Introduces the anatomy and functions of the brain; describes how the the brain is able to stretch and grow; and explains how mistakes are an essential part of learning.

Your Fantastic Elastic Brain

Your Fantastic Elastic Brain
Author: JoAnn M. Deak
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 135
Release: 2013
ISBN: 9780545650977
Category: Brain
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Your Fantastic Elastic Brain Book Excerpt:

This innovative and timely picture book teaches children that they have the ability to stretch and grow their own brains. It also delivers the crucial message that mistakes are an essential part of learning. The book introduces children to the anatomy and various functions of the brain in a fun and engaging way.

Using Music to Enhance Student Learning

Using Music to Enhance Student Learning
Author: Jana R. Fallin, PhD,Mollie Gregory Tower,Debbie Tannert
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 382
Release: 2021-07-28
ISBN: 0429997159
Category: Music
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Using Music to Enhance Student Learning Book Excerpt:

Using Music to Enhance Student Learning: A Practical Guide for Elementary Classroom Teachers, Third Edition, provides Elementary Education students with the tools and pedagogical skills they need to integrate music into the general education classroom setting. The goal of this interdisciplinary approach is to increase student engagement in Language Arts, Math, Science, and Social Studies—with minimal music theory involved—while stimulating social and emotional development. Supported by current research in an ever-changing field, the strategies and methods collected here are suitable for pre- and in-service teachers alike, highlighting intuitive musical pathways that are effective in maintaining a student’s attention, building motivation, and enhancing learning in all subjects. New to this edition: A new chapter—"The Brain Connection"—detailing music’s impact on learning Updated listening maps, unique to Using Music to Enhance Student Learning and its teaching method A revised and comprehensive songbook as an appendix—no longer a separate booklet Updated listening examples to reflect diverse populations Modified references throughout to account for recent research A robust companion website features full-color animated listening maps, streaming audio tracks, sample syllabi and quizzes, assignment rubrics, links for additional resources, and more. Ideal for promoting learning experiences in both music and general classroom subjects, Using Music to Enhance Student Learning presents musical integration strategies that are practical, efficient, and easy to infuse into standard curricula.

Identifying and Supporting Gifted English Language Learners

Identifying and Supporting Gifted English Language Learners
Author: Mary Catharine Campbell
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 258
Release: 2021-09-09
ISBN: 1000493512
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Identifying and Supporting Gifted English Language Learners Book Excerpt:

This book is a practical guide for identifying and supporting gifted English language learners (ELLs) based on research and firsthand teaching experience. This book: Presents practical information and strategies for identifying gifted ELLs. Helps readers understand more about potentially gifted behaviors and talents. Supports the enrichment and social-emotional needs of these students. Includes background information, teaching strategies, and methods. Offers ideas for lessons and activities that can be used to support any learner. Research from the last 2 decades shows that there is a considerable disparity between ELLs and native English speakers identified as gifted. This book will inspire action by key players in these students' lives, including English language and gifted educators, classroom teachers, school administrators, district and state leaders, families, and the greater community.

The Independent Learner

The Independent Learner
Author: Nina Parrish
Publsiher: Solution Tree Press
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2022-04-26
ISBN: 1952812445
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Independent Learner Book Excerpt:

Teach students how to self-regulate with research-affirmed, teacher-tested strategies. Perfect for teachers in any grade level or content area, this book will give you the tools you need to equip students with metacognitive skills and the ability to take ownership of their learning. Support students as they learn how to build intrinsic motivation, emotional literacy, and problem solving skills—all essential for future success. K-12 teachers will use this problem solving model to: Learn the benefits and components of self-regulated learning Encourage students to take ownership of their learning by providing authentic, challenging learning experiences Discover numerous research-based strategies and activities that can be used across grade levels and subject areas Create an engaging classroom culture that promotes student agency in education Receive reproducible tools and educational templates you can use to maximize student learning Contents: Introduction: Why It’s Important to Develop Self-Regulated Learners Chapter 1: Metacognition Chapter 2: Mindsets and Motivation Chapter 3: Emotional Regulation and Behavior Chapter 4: Planning, Prioritizing, Organizing, and Time Management Chapter 5: Remembering, Understanding, and Applying Chapter 6: Critical Analysis, Evaluation, and Creative Thinking Conclusion References and Resources Index

Mindsets in the Classroom

Mindsets in the Classroom
Author: Mary Cay Ricci
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2021-09-03
ISBN: 1000494667
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mindsets in the Classroom Book Excerpt:

When students believe that dedication and hard work can change their performance in school, they grow to become resilient, successful students. Inspired by the popular mindset idea that hard work and effort can lead to success, this updated edition of Mindsets in the Classroom provides educators with ideas for ways to build a growth mindset school culture, wherein students are challenged to change their thinking about their abilities and potential. The book includes a planning template, a step-by-step description of a growth mindset culture, and Look Fors for adopting a differentiated, responsive instruction model teachers can use immediately in their classrooms. It also highlights the importance of critical thinking and teaching students to learn from failure. The four most important components of a growth mindset learning environment are also presented. The book includes a sample professional development plan and ideas for communicating the mindset concept to parents. This updated edition also presents ways to build the concept of “grit” and includes application to Makerspaces, instructional coaching, grading, and more! With this book's easy-to-follow advice, tasks, and strategies, teachers can grow a love of learning in their students.

Hearts and Minds Matter

Hearts and Minds Matter
Author: Jackie Eldridge,Denise McLafferty
Publsiher: FriesenPress
Total Pages: 201
Release: 2021-02-11
ISBN: 1525582437
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Hearts and Minds Matter Book Excerpt:

Hearts and Minds Matter: Creating Learning Environments Where All Students Belong is an invaluable resource for all educational stakeholders, including teachers, school administrators, classroom support personnel, students and parents. The work is based on the understanding that human potential, given the right learning conditions, is boundless. In it, authors Jackie Eldridge and Denise McLafferty explore the many positive and necessary attributes of inclusion. To maximize a child’s potential, they must feel they belong to, and are in, a predictable learning environment. Only through inclusion and the creation and sustainability of a safe community can children survive, thrive, and become resilient adults. Grounded in research on human needs and wants, emotional intelligence, brain-compatible learning, and resilience, Hearts and Minds Matter: Creating Learning Environments Where All Students Belong provides educators with the foundation necessary to understand the power of belonging in safe, inclusive classrooms. This work provides a balance of theory and practice, with a wide variety of engaging strategies, tactics, and skills that can be immediately incorporated into the classrooms of today. The approach allows students to maximize their academic and social-emotional skills with trust and confidence. People can and will make a difference in the world, given optimal circumstances. Hearts and Minds Matter: Creating Learning Environments Where All Students Belong is here to help you build and sustain these conditions.

Writing the Playbook

Writing the Playbook
Author: Kelley King
Publsiher: Corwin Press
Total Pages: 216
Release: 2013-02-19
ISBN: 1452284687
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Writing the Playbook Book Excerpt:

Your game plan for getting boys on the path to higher achievement As a school leader, Kelley King has walked the talk: she successfully led her own staff to close the achievement gap between boys and girls in reading and writing in just one year. In this book, readers get King’s step-by-step, research-based leadership plan for jump-starting boys’ achievement. King shares: Critical insight into the brain-based differences between boys and girls First-hand leadership and classroom experiences to provide educators with a blueprint for creating schools where boys (and girls!) thrive Ready-to-use activities and resources for leading a successful gap-closing initiative

Literacy Assessment and Metacognitive Strategies

Literacy Assessment and Metacognitive Strategies
Author: Stephanie L. McAndrews
Publsiher: Guilford Publications
Total Pages: 508
Release: 2020-07-27
ISBN: 1462543707
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Literacy Assessment and Metacognitive Strategies Book Excerpt:

"This is book has been written for the literacy specialist, coach, interventionist, classroom teacher, or other educators who work to support Pre-K through grade 12 students' language and literacy development. Chapter 1 is an introduction to literacy, assessment, and instruction. Chapter 2 focuses on the importance of building relationships with others to help students develop positive attitudes and motivation toward literacy and learning. Chapters 3 through 7 each address a different literacy process: language development; word analysis; reading fluency; listening, reading, and viewing comprehension; and writing composition and visual representation. The final section of each of these chapters provides specific literacy strategies that educators can model, students can use to develop literacy and independent problem-solving abilities, and then apply to new experiences to engage in lifelong learning"--

Talent Development in School

Talent Development in School
Author: Julie Dingle Swanson,Meta Van Sickle
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 275
Release: 2021-10-22
ISBN: 1000503798
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Talent Development in School Book Excerpt:

Talent Development in School helps educators utilize research-based curriculum and strategies to implement talent development in the classroom. This practical guide: Focuses on a talent development model that is centered on teacher learning. Highlights talent development's impact on culturally, linguistically, and economically diverse learners. Details how to apply the talent development model in one's school or district and opening access and opportunity to all students. Reviews current theories, concepts, and research on talent development in the field of gifted education. Is perfect for teachers, coordinators, and administrators. Talent Development in School features techniques for culturally responsive teaching and considerations for how psychosocial skills and noncognitive influences on learning—such as motivation, grit, resiliency, and growth mindset—affect talent development. Written by experts in the field, this book will become a go-to for professional learning and development.

Bella the Bear Believes in Herself

Bella the Bear Believes in Herself
Author: Corina Jeffries
Publsiher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
Total Pages: 8
Release: 2019-07-15
ISBN: 1725353474
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bella the Bear Believes in Herself Book Excerpt:

Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) skills are the tools that every child needs to succeed in school and in life. This book introduces readers to the SEL skill of self-confidence, a key part of the SEL core concept of self-awareness. Readers will follow Bella the Bear as she uses her confidence to achieve her goal. Eye-catching illustrations, a stimulating storyline, and a relatable situation will engage students as they acquire integral skills for daily life. For a comprehensive learning experience, this fiction title can be paired with the nonfiction title I Believe in Me! (ISBN: 9781725353480). The instructional guide on the inside front and back covers provides vocabulary, reflections, background knowledge, text-dependent questions, whole class activities, and independent activities.

Stressed Out

Stressed Out
Author: Mary Anne Richey,James W. Forgan
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2021-10-08
ISBN: 1000503534
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Stressed Out Book Excerpt:

Stressed Out!: Solutions to Help Your Child Manage and Overcome Stress is an easy-to-read guide for parents to help their children understand stress, its effects on kids' day-to-day lives, and how to handle it. The book suggests stress management solutions that can be implemented by even the busiest parents and kids, focusing on a variety of common stressful situations that are grouped according to three categories—school, family, or environmental. Strategies include sample dialogues parents can use in conversation with their child and activities to help children gain insight and understanding into the nature of their stress, such as worksheets, role-play scenarios, or children's stories. Designed for maximum accessibility, parents and their children can immediately apply and reinforce the solutions. Inherent in each chapter is the underlying understanding that stress in children is very individual and solutions need to be individualized to fit the circumstances and personality of each child. 2018 NAGC Book of the Year Award Winner

The Growth Mindset Classroom Ready Resource Book

The Growth Mindset Classroom Ready Resource Book
Author: Annie Brock,Heather Hundley
Publsiher: Ulysses Press
Total Pages: 144
Release: 2020-08-25
ISBN: 1646040449
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Growth Mindset Classroom Ready Resource Book Book Excerpt:

Skip the late-night lesson planning and start stretching your students' minds with this practical, ready-to-use companion to the popular The Growth Mindset Coach series. Thanks to the revolutionary power of growth mindsets, teachers everywhere have been helping their students realize their boundless potential. However, with busy schedules and crowded classes, infusing growth mindset principles into your lessons every day is sometimes easier said than done. From the best-selling authors of The Growth Mindset Coach, this new book makes implementing mindset strategies easier than ever before. With over 50 ready-to-use resources all focused on fostering growth mindsets, The Growth Mindset Classroom-Ready Resource Book, is your new go-to teaching assistant. These resilient- and grit-building ideas include: - Interactive lesson plans - Creative conversation starters - Mindful reflection exercises - Classroom management strategies A perfect supplement for any teacher looking for additional support in banishing fixed mindsets and instilling a growth mindset culture in their classroom.

High Expectations Teaching

High Expectations Teaching
Author: Jon Saphier
Publsiher: Corwin Press
Total Pages: 248
Release: 2016-11-04
ISBN: 1506356818
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

High Expectations Teaching Book Excerpt:

The myth of fixed intelligence debunked For all the productive conversation around “mindsets,” what’s missing are the details of how to convince our discouraged and underperforming students that “smart is something you can get.” Until now. With the publication of High-Expectations Teaching, Jon Saphier reveals once and for all evidence that the bell curve of ability is plain wrong—that ability is something that can be grown significantly if we can first help students to believe in themselves. In drill-down detail, Saphier provides an instructional playbook for increasing student confidence and agency in the daily flow of classroom life: Powerful strategies for attribution retraining, organized around 50 Ways to Get Students to Believe in Themselves Concrete examples, scripts, and classroom structures and routines for empowering student agency and choice Dozens of accompanying videos showing high-expectations strategies in action All children in all schools, regardless of income or social class, will benefit from the strategies in this book. But for children of poverty and children of color, our proficiency with these skills is essential . . . in many ways life saving. Jon Saphier challenges us all—educators, students, and parents—to get started today. About Jon Saphier The author of nine books, including The Skillful Teacher, Jon Saphier is founder and president of Research for Better Teaching, Inc. (RBT), a professional development organization dedicated since 1979 to improving classroom teaching and school leadership throughout the United States and internationally.

Mindfulness for Teachers and Students

Mindfulness for Teachers and Students
Author: Elizabeth McAvoy,Jacqueline Thousand
Publsiher: National Professional Resources Inc
Total Pages: 6
Release: 2017-02-15
ISBN: 1938539141
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Mindfulness for Teachers and Students Book Excerpt:

A classroom is a high-energy, dynamic environment in which there are dozens of moving parts at any given moment. Teachers need to be able to think quickly and remain calm in the face of constant change. Being mindful helps teachers act effectively as opposed to reactively, which facilitates classroom management and improves the climate of the classroom and school. Mindfulness also helps teachers reduce stress and anxiety, improve focus and organization, and be more observant and responsive. This six-page, quick-reference laminated guide is designed to help busy teachers easily access a wide range of basic mindfulness practices that help them return to the present moment throughout the day. It also guides teachers through the process of teaching mindfulness to students (K-12) in the classroom so that students are calmer, more confident, more self-reflective, less reactive, and better able to manage relationships and problem solve.

Boost Your STEAM Program With Great Literature and Activities

Boost Your STEAM Program With Great Literature and Activities
Author: Liz Knowles Ed.D.,Martha Smith
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 175
Release: 2018-06-01
ISBN: 1440862516
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Boost Your STEAM Program With Great Literature and Activities Book Excerpt:

You've created a STEAM program in your library, but how do you work literacy into the curriculum? With this collection of resource recommendations, direction for program development, and activities, you'll have students reading proficiently in no time. • Presents complementary annotated books and discussion questions to engage students in STEAM topics • Offers topical project and problem-solving activity ideas for students in the library makerspace • Provides research and additional resources for teachers and librarians to use in implementing successful STEAM programs

The Science of Parenting Adopted Children

The Science of Parenting Adopted Children
Author: Arleta James
Publsiher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Total Pages: 272
Release: 2019-06-21
ISBN: 1784505722
Category: Family & Relationships
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Science of Parenting Adopted Children Book Excerpt:

Explaining how adoptive parents can help their traumatised child develop, it looks at the many different factors that can manifest in trauma, and how parents should respond to them.

Teaching Kids to Thrive

Teaching Kids to Thrive
Author: Debbie Silver,Dedra Stafford
Publsiher: Corwin Press
Total Pages: 288
Release: 2017-04-07
ISBN: 1506381588
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Teaching Kids to Thrive Book Excerpt:

There’s more to student success than standards and test scores… Integrating Social and Emotional Learning into a curriculum has been shown to increase personal and school-wide growth. With lifelong success the goal over simply meeting academic thresholds, Teaching Kids to Thrive presents strategies, activities, and stories in an approachable way to develop responsible, self-motivated learners. Uniting social, academic, and self-skills this instrumental resource offers benefits to students such as: Using mindfulness strategies to help students tap their inner strengths Learning to self-regulate and control other executive brain functions Developing growth mindsets along with perseverance and resilience Cultivating a sense of responsibility, honesty, and integrity Encouraging a capacity for empathy and gratitude

How to Take the ACHE Out of Mistakes

How to Take the ACHE Out of Mistakes
Author: Kimberly Feltes Taylor,Eric Braun
Publsiher: Free Spirit Publishing
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2020-06-30
ISBN: 1631983091
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

How to Take the ACHE Out of Mistakes Book Excerpt:

A fun and funny way for kids to learn about mistakes and how to recover from them. Making a mistake can leave anyone feeling sick in the stomach or thinking that the world is going to end. Learning how to cope with mistakes—and how to stop that “ache”—can be one of the hardest parts of growing up. The latest entry in Free Spirit’s acclaimed Laugh and Learn® series takes a closer look at the mistakes kids make—honest and intentional—and offers practical advice on how to bounce back. With a healthy dose of humor, readers learn that embarrassing moments aren’t forever and a sincere apology can go a long way. Laugh & Learn® Series Realistic topics, practical advice, silly jokes, fun illustrations, and a kid-centric point of view all add up to one of the most popular series young people turn to for help with school, families, siblings, and more. Kids ages 8–13 can tote these pocket-size guides anywhere and learn to slash stress, give cliques and rude people the boot, get organized, behave becomingly, and, in general, hugely boost their coping skills.

Implementing Project Based Learning in Early Childhood

Implementing Project Based Learning in Early Childhood
Author: Sara Lev,Amanda Clark,Erin Starkey
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 250
Release: 2020-05-17
ISBN: 0429516487
Category: Education
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Implementing Project Based Learning in Early Childhood Book Excerpt:

This ground-breaking book proves that Project Based Learning (PBL) does work in early childhood classrooms. Most common understandings of PBL in Pre-K through 2nd grade are rife with assumptions, misconceptions, and perceived barriers that have prevented its widespread implementation. Implementing Project Based Learning in Early Childhood breaks down these barriers, offering teachers and leaders at various stages of PBL implementation the tools, resources, instructional strategies, and suggestions needed to dispel the myths and discover the truth. Full of practical approaches and strategies, chapters encourage you to consider your current practices from new perspectives while "Reflect and Connect" sections provide opportunities to think through your questions, make connections to your current practices, and plan your next steps. Educators will gain a deep understanding of PBL in early childhood and build their confidence to engage all students in high quality Project Based Learning from the beginning of the school year to the end.