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Grounded in current research and theory, this practical book guides program leaders and staff developers to design and implement engaging professional development and coaching approaches. It focuses on early educator competencies essential for high-quality learning and teaching--executive functions, emotion regulation, relationship skills, and talk for learning. Illustrated with an extended ...
The Early Education Leader's Guide: Program Leadership and Professional Learning for the 21st Century
Grounded in current research and theory, this practical book guides program leaders and staff developers to design and implement engaging professional development and coaching approaches. It focuses on early educator competencies essential for high-quality learning and teaching--executive functions, emotion regulation, relationship skills, and talk for learning. Illustrated with an extended vignette of an early learning center, the book highlights how addressing educators' professional needs is a pathway to children's cognitive, social-emotional, and academic growth. User-friendly features include 24 reproducible checklists, handouts, and self-study and planning tools. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials in a convenient 8 1/2 x 11 size.
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78.750000 USD

The Early Education Leader's Guide: Program Leadership and Professional Learning for the 21st Century

by Robin Kane, Annie Conners, Stephanie M. Jones, Nonie K. Lesaux
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Life is Full of Science: An Interdisciplinary and Cultural Teaching Approach helps pre- and in-service K-6 teachers change their perceptions about the difficulty of teaching science by sharing stories of integrating science into daily life. The eight chapters discuss topics such as the definition, history, and characteristics of science education, ...
Life is Full of Science: An Interdisciplinary and Cultural Teaching Approach
Life is Full of Science: An Interdisciplinary and Cultural Teaching Approach helps pre- and in-service K-6 teachers change their perceptions about the difficulty of teaching science by sharing stories of integrating science into daily life. The eight chapters discuss topics such as the definition, history, and characteristics of science education, definitions of inquiry, and examples of inquiry-based teaching methods. The book addresses how to plan lessons based on the 5E learning cycle of engagement, exploration, explanation, extension, and evaluation, and how to gear these lessons to state and national standards. Readers learn how to combine science with other subjects and how to interact with students from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds. The book features hands-on, inquiry-based student activities and culturally diverse traditional games. Each chapter includes a summary to aid retention and a learning tip to support organization and application. Enriched with narratives that help teachers better understand science and apply it in the real world, Life is Full of Science is an excellent resource for teacher education programs and courses.
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66.100000 USD

Life is Full of Science: An Interdisciplinary and Cultural Teaching Approach

by Jiyoon Yoon
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This book provides new insights into how interactions in early childhood education are being studied, and into what these studies' findings mean for improving the quality of early childhood education. The editors examine the methods, ethics, practices, and questions arising from such close work with children, families and educators, and ...
Interactions in Early Childhood Education: Recent Research and Emergent Concepts
This book provides new insights into how interactions in early childhood education are being studied, and into what these studies' findings mean for improving the quality of early childhood education. The editors examine the methods, ethics, practices, and questions arising from such close work with children, families and educators, and have brought together a collection that highlights interactions research and practical implications for early childhood education and research, with the ultimate aim of shaping quality practices. Starting with an overview of interaction research and its pedagogical value in early childhood education the book subsequently introduces new interaction studies in early childhood from Europe and Australasia. Drawing from a range of perspectives and using different conceptual and methodological tools the contributors use their interactions research to comment collectively on process quality in early childhood education, and its relationship to the phenomenon of pedagogical interactions. The work as a whole bridges the gap between practice and research by addressing quality interactions for early learning (for practitioners) and providing researchers valuable information on methods for studying interactions within the everyday contexts of early childhood education.
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125.990000 USD

Interactions in Early Childhood Education: Recent Research and Emergent Concepts

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Parents can easily be confused when they suspect that their child may have a developmental delay. The family members can have many questions about the process of seeking special education support, and they often feel isolated from friends and family ask they attempt to make the best decisions for their ...
Does My Child Have a Developmental Delay?: A Step-by-Step Guide for Parents on Early Intervention
Parents can easily be confused when they suspect that their child may have a developmental delay. The family members can have many questions about the process of seeking special education support, and they often feel isolated from friends and family ask they attempt to make the best decisions for their child. Does My Child Have a Developmental Delay?: A Guide for Parents on the Early Intervention Process is a step-by-step guide for families on how to navigate the early intervention process. The book also includes personal stories of families that have experienced the early intervention process with their own children.
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33.600000 USD

Does My Child Have a Developmental Delay?: A Step-by-Step Guide for Parents on Early Intervention

by Sarah Vanover
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This book offers a theoretical and epistemological-methodological framework as an alternative approach to the instrumental-descriptive methodology that has prevailed in psychology to date. It discusses the differences between the proposed approach and other theoretical and methodological positions, such as discourse analysis, phenomenology and hermeneutics. Further, it puts forward a proposal ...
Subjectivity within Cultural-Historical Approach: Theory, Methodology and Research
This book offers a theoretical and epistemological-methodological framework as an alternative approach to the instrumental-descriptive methodology that has prevailed in psychology to date. It discusses the differences between the proposed approach and other theoretical and methodological positions, such as discourse analysis, phenomenology and hermeneutics. Further, it puts forward a proposal that allows the demands of studying subjectivity to be addressed from a cultural-historical standpoint. The book mainly highlights case studies that have been conducted in various countries, and which employ or depart from the theoretical, epistemological and methodological proposals that guide this book. The research discussed here introduces readers to new discussions on theoretical and methodological issues in subjectivity that have increasingly attracted interest.
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157.490000 USD

Subjectivity within Cultural-Historical Approach: Theory, Methodology and Research

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A child's early teachers and caregivers play a vital role in supporting social-emotional development-and that's why more and more center-based infant and toddler programs are adopting the evidence-based Pyramid Model for Promoting Social Emotional Competence in Infants and Young Children. If your program is one of them, TPITOS (TM) is ...
Teaching Pyramid Infant-Toddler Observation Scale (TPITOS (TM)) for Infant-Toddler Classrooms: Manual
A child's early teachers and caregivers play a vital role in supporting social-emotional development-and that's why more and more center-based infant and toddler programs are adopting the evidence-based Pyramid Model for Promoting Social Emotional Competence in Infants and Young Children. If your program is one of them, TPITOS (TM) is the essential tool you need to ensure that infant-toddler teachers are using the Pyramid Model practices with fidelity. Modeled after the Teaching Pyramid Observation Tool (TPOT (TM)) for Preschool Classrooms, TPITOS is for early childhood settings caring for infants and toddlers from birth to 3 years of age. Focusing on teacher practices and classroom environment variables, TPITOS measures how well your program's staff is fostering responsive, nurturing relationships with children and promoting strong social-emotional development in their earliest years. How It Works : A trained TPITOS administrator conducts a 2-hour classroom observation, followed by an interview with the teacher being observed. The observer completes three types of items: 1) Observational Items (practices and environmental factors noted during the observation), 2) Interview Items (practices scored based on the teacher's responses during the interview), and 3) Red Flags (practices that are not consistent with the Pyramid Model). Results of TPITOS show your program which Pyramid Model practices are being implemented effectively-and what teachers need to focus on to ensure positive social-emotional outcomes for infants and toddlers.
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57.750000 USD

Teaching Pyramid Infant-Toddler Observation Scale (TPITOS (TM)) for Infant-Toddler Classrooms: Manual

by Mary Louise Hemmeter, Dwight Wayland Irvin, Judith Carta, Kathryn M. Bigelow
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Increase opportunities for nature-based education in any early childhood program, regardless of climate, region, budget, or experience. Nature-Based Learning for Every Preschool Setting is designed to provide ideas for all early childhood educators ranging from novice to highly experienced in a wide range of ecosystems, including forests, cities, prairies, coastal, ...
Nature-Based Learning for Young Children: Anytime, Anywhere, on Any Budget
Increase opportunities for nature-based education in any early childhood program, regardless of climate, region, budget, or experience. Nature-Based Learning for Every Preschool Setting is designed to provide ideas for all early childhood educators ranging from novice to highly experienced in a wide range of ecosystems, including forests, cities, prairies, coastal, urban, and deserts. It includes background information on a range of nature topics, reproducible parent newsletters, sample play-based lesson plans, guidance and health and safety issues related to nature activities, ideas for free/inexpensive equipment and materials and for big-ticket items, ideas for family involvement, and connections to early childhood learning standards. Chapters are divided by nature topic, so readers can dip in right away where they want to start exploring.
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This book unravels the mysteries of the Chinese school system to enable international scholars to better understand the logic of basic education in China. By collecting the latest, first-hand empirical data, it outlines a panoramic and vivid portrait of Chinese schools from principals', teachers', students' and parents' perspectives, including descriptions ...
Portraits of Chinese Schools
This book unravels the mysteries of the Chinese school system to enable international scholars to better understand the logic of basic education in China. By collecting the latest, first-hand empirical data, it outlines a panoramic and vivid portrait of Chinese schools from principals', teachers', students' and parents' perspectives, including descriptions of their daily lives. It also interprets different stakeholders' duties and explains the unique characteristics and operation model of Chinese schools. It is of interest to all those who are concerned with the current situation and the future of the Chinese school system and basic education in China, especially international researchers, policymakers, and parents wanting to know what is really happening in schools.
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125.990000 USD

Portraits of Chinese Schools

by Jun Teng, Jiansheng Ma, Mingyuan Gu
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RIGOROUS DAP in the Early Years: From Theory to Practice provides teachers with a roadmap for teaching that helps children meet academic expectations and maintains focus on the appropriate development of the whole child. A construct of eleven practices, RIGOROUS DAP supplies teachers with strategies for 1) making instructional decisions ...
RIGOROUS DAP in the Early Years: From Theory to Practice
RIGOROUS DAP in the Early Years: From Theory to Practice provides teachers with a roadmap for teaching that helps children meet academic expectations and maintains focus on the appropriate development of the whole child. A construct of eleven practices, RIGOROUS DAP supplies teachers with strategies for 1) making instructional decisions that meet the needs of the individual child; 2) sustaining culturally relevant practices; 3) engaging stakeholders in conversations about educating young children for school success through practices that attend to their individual, sociocultural, and developmental needs; and 4) ensuring all children experience high-level learning and succeed in school. The eleven practices comprising the construct are: 1. Reaching all children 2. Integrating content areas 3. Growing as a community 4. Offering choices 5. Revisiting new content 6. Offering challenges 7. Understanding each learner 8. Seeing the whole child 9. Differentiating instruction 10. Assessing constantly 11. Pushing every child forward An academically rigorous learning environment allows all children to learn at high levels through hands-on learning experiences that address the whole child and connect to the child's world in and out of school. A developmentally appropriate learning environment considers the children's developmental, cognitive, social, emotional, linguistic, and physical development, as well as the sociocultural worlds in which they live.
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36.700000 USD

RIGOROUS DAP in the Early Years: From Theory to Practice

by Brian Nelson Mowry, Beth Smith Feger, Christopher Pierce Brown
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Every year, an increasing number of children enter the Early Years setting either new to English or with English as an additional language (EAL), which can be daunting, not just for the child but for the practitioner too. How can Early Years practitioners ensure that the right support is in ...
50 Fantastic Ideas for Children with EAL
Every year, an increasing number of children enter the Early Years setting either new to English or with English as an additional language (EAL), which can be daunting, not just for the child but for the practitioner too. How can Early Years practitioners ensure that the right support is in place for the child and themselves? What practical ideas can be used successfully to enrich an EAL child's understanding of a new language, while, at the same time, allowing that child to bond with their peers? 50 Fantastic Ideas for Children with EAL is an invaluable resource to help integrate children with EAL into the classroom with fresh, exciting and engaging activities that are easy to resource, require little preparation and are fun to carry out. The activities include simple speak-and-repeat games, visual ideas to support learning new words and phrases and activities that evoke feelings of being at home, allowing the children to feel welcomed and part of the school's diverse community. Traditional games are also featured to help children with EAL play with their peers, as well as feel that they can contribute to the learning of others. Perfect for promoting inclusion and self-esteem, 50 Fantastic Ideas for Children with EAL is ideal for supporting children as they navigate the ups and downs of having English as an additional language.
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18.75 USD

50 Fantastic Ideas for Children with EAL

by Natasha Wood
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Develop the leadership skills needed to build sustainable early childhood systems and work toward continuous improvement. Building Together is a journey focused on the leadership necessary for today's early childhood education system building. This book provides a road map to what effective leaders do, how they do it, and the ...
Building Together: Collaborative Leadership in Early Childhood Systems
Develop the leadership skills needed to build sustainable early childhood systems and work toward continuous improvement. Building Together is a journey focused on the leadership necessary for today's early childhood education system building. This book provides a road map to what effective leaders do, how they do it, and the leadership necessary to work towards collaborative systems level change. Building Together includes a wealth of information on the leadership skills, styles and competencies necessary to address today's challenges and opportunities in the field of early childhood education. It also includes how to put leadership skills and knowledge into action to work towards sustainable system planning, implementation, and continuous improvement. Author Fiona Stewart includes success stories throughout the book from professionals in the field as well as examples from her own leadership work. Today's systems-level work requires sophisticated leadership skills. Building Together provides all the leadership information needed for both emerging and experienced leaders.
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Quick and easy large-motor movement activities for three- to six-year-olds to maximize development. The Joy of Movement is a preschool movement activity book with a therapeutic perspective. The combination of old and new games creates a purpose driven physical motor curriculum. Each activity has been kid tested. This well-organized and ...
The Joy of Movement: Lesson Plans and Large-Motor Activities for Preschoolers
Quick and easy large-motor movement activities for three- to six-year-olds to maximize development. The Joy of Movement is a preschool movement activity book with a therapeutic perspective. The combination of old and new games creates a purpose driven physical motor curriculum. Each activity has been kid tested. This well-organized and easy-to-use book includes fun, developmentally appropriate activities that foster physical development and build self-esteem. The activities are built around developmental motor milestones and are flexible enough to encourage skill development for a variety of learners.
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24.100000 USD

The Joy of Movement: Lesson Plans and Large-Motor Activities for Preschoolers

by Mary Lynn Hafner
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Parents and early childhood teachers know that reading aloud to children is important, but the specific things that adults do while reading with children that make reading a powerful way to improve children's language, vocabulary, and early literacy skills can remain a mystery. Read with Me makes those behaviors clear ...
Read with Me: Engaging Your Young Child in Active Reading
Parents and early childhood teachers know that reading aloud to children is important, but the specific things that adults do while reading with children that make reading a powerful way to improve children's language, vocabulary, and early literacy skills can remain a mystery. Read with Me makes those behaviors clear and easy to implement for parents and teachers by outlining the ABCs of Active Reading (Ask Questions, Build Vocabulary, and Connect to the Child's World). Active Reading is an approach to reading aloud with young children that is supported by decades of research. Read With Me provides parents and teachers with the knowledge and skills to engage young children (age 2 to 5) in Active Reading with examples, clear explanations, and ideas for making one-on-one or small group read aloud sessions a powerful way to build children's early literacy and language skills, all while creating a lifelong love of reading.
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34.04 USD

Read with Me: Engaging Your Young Child in Active Reading

by Munro Richardson, Samantha Cleaver
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This book advances an environmental approach to enhancing creativity in schools, by interweaving educational creativity theory with creative industries environmental approaches. Using Anna Craft's last book Creativity and Education Futures as a starting point, the book sets out an up-to-date argument for why education policy should be supporting a birth-to-workplace ...
Creativity and Education
This book advances an environmental approach to enhancing creativity in schools, by interweaving educational creativity theory with creative industries environmental approaches. Using Anna Craft's last book Creativity and Education Futures as a starting point, the book sets out an up-to-date argument for why education policy should be supporting a birth-to-workplace approach to developing creative skills and capacities that extends across the education lifespan. The book also draws on the voices of school teachers, students and leaders who suggest directions for the next generation of creative teachers and learners in a rapidly evolving global education landscape. Overall, the book argues that secondary schools must find a way to make more room for creative risk, innovation and imagination in order to adequately prepare students for creative workplaces and publics.
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115.490000 USD

Creativity and Education

by Anne Harris
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This book is a research guide for implementing contemporary playground strategies to promote active, healthy students. A number of school playground strategies have succeeded in reducing the decline in students' activity levels by introducing equipment and policies that encourage further engagement. The book outlines these strategies and ideas and offers ...
Contemporary School Playground Strategies for Healthy Students
This book is a research guide for implementing contemporary playground strategies to promote active, healthy students. A number of school playground strategies have succeeded in reducing the decline in students' activity levels by introducing equipment and policies that encourage further engagement. The book outlines these strategies and ideas and offers insights into their multiple levels of influence on engaging students in school playground activities that can promote student health. It also discusses previous investigations into the effect of playground strategies on students' activities and the differences between structured and unstructured playground activities; investigations that have explored the translatability and feasibility of specific school playground strategies and potential recommendations for future school playground research. It also provides observations on the features students desire in their playgrounds and what features are important in terms of safe activities, enjoyment levels, which in turn offers suggestions for future research directions.
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125.990000 USD

Contemporary School Playground Strategies for Healthy Students

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Grounded in current research and theory, this practical book guides program leaders and staff developers to design and implement engaging professional development and coaching approaches. It focuses on early educator competencies essential for high-quality learning and teaching--executive functions, emotion regulation, relationship skills, and talk for learning. Illustrated with an extended ...
The Early Education Leader's Guide: Program Leadership and Professional Learning for the 21st Century
Grounded in current research and theory, this practical book guides program leaders and staff developers to design and implement engaging professional development and coaching approaches. It focuses on early educator competencies essential for high-quality learning and teaching--executive functions, emotion regulation, relationship skills, and talk for learning. Illustrated with an extended vignette of an early learning center, the book highlights how addressing educators' professional needs is a pathway to children's cognitive, social-emotional, and academic growth. User-friendly features include 24 reproducible checklists, handouts, and self-study and planning tools. Purchasers get access to a Web page where they can download and print the reproducible materials in a convenient 8 1/2 x 11 size.
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31.500000 USD

The Early Education Leader's Guide: Program Leadership and Professional Learning for the 21st Century

by Robin Kane, Annie Conners, Stephanie M. Jones, Nonie K. Lesaux
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Why is there always one child who persistently plays with the door, who mixes sand with water or throws objects across the room? Can these repetitive behaviours, known as schemas, be useful in targeting children's next steps within the EYFS? Is there a way to use them to unlock learning ...
Schemas: A Practical Handbook
Why is there always one child who persistently plays with the door, who mixes sand with water or throws objects across the room? Can these repetitive behaviours, known as schemas, be useful in targeting children's next steps within the EYFS? Is there a way to use them to unlock learning is young children? Schemas: A Practical Handbook not only explains what schemas are and how to identify them, but also expands on that knowledge. With the use of pragmatic ideas, rather than being based solely on theory, it explores how schemas are useful in developing children's learning alongside what they already do. The standalone chapters each revolve around a particular schema and feature case studies to discuss how that schema can be used to help children progress within the seven areas of learning, as outlined in the EYFS. Laura England further supports this development with suggestions for enhancements to the environment, core resources and activities. This step-by-step guide is essential for practitioners wishing to further their understanding of children's learning.
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34.11 USD

Schemas: A Practical Handbook

by Laura England
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A leading business tool for family child care professionals. The Redleaf Calendar-Keeper 2019 is an all-in-one calendar, expense, and income tracker for Family Child Care professionals. Features include: USDA Child Care Food Program recipes Monthly attendance charts Payment logs Tax worksheet Monthly recipes Learning activities Wellness tips Using this comprehensive ...
The Redleaf Calendar-Keeper 2019: A Record-Keeping System for Family Child Care Professionals
A leading business tool for family child care professionals. The Redleaf Calendar-Keeper 2019 is an all-in-one calendar, expense, and income tracker for Family Child Care professionals. Features include: USDA Child Care Food Program recipes Monthly attendance charts Payment logs Tax worksheet Monthly recipes Learning activities Wellness tips Using this comprehensive record-keeping system makes tax time much easier with all of your business-related records organized in one convenient place.
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19.900000 USD

The Redleaf Calendar-Keeper 2019: A Record-Keeping System for Family Child Care Professionals

by Redleaf Press
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This accessible and practical book provides hands-on, tried and tested strategies to help the reader respond instantly and effectively to behaviour problems in early years settings. It encourages the practitioner to think about how they handle difficult situations and to understand why children behave as they do. Including topics on ...
Behaviour in the Early Years
This accessible and practical book provides hands-on, tried and tested strategies to help the reader respond instantly and effectively to behaviour problems in early years settings. It encourages the practitioner to think about how they handle difficult situations and to understand why children behave as they do. Including topics on the development of the child from birth to toddler, managing the environment, and safeguarding children, this third edition has also been fully updated to include: guidance on complex learning difficulties, including autism and speech and language disorders; exploration of the use and impact of social media, technology and digital devices on social interaction; managing and facilitating the transition from an early years setting to school; an outline of the Education and Health Care Plan, including request and implementation. Other features include a vast number of case studies, social and developmental checklists, a glossary and useful addresses. With ideas and strategies that can easily be absorbed into the daily routine, this book is essential reading for practitioners in all early years settings looking for effective ways to deal with challenging behaviour.
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34.11 USD

Behaviour in the Early Years

by Alicia Helps, Jacquie Cousins, Angela Glenn
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Sam Jam sat in a school library and challenged the school community to ask him about the origin of anything at all - and pledged to use library resources to answer within 60 minutes. Children and adults delivered clever, funny, unexpected questions: Who owned the first pet dog? Who invented ...
First Of Everything, The
Sam Jam sat in a school library and challenged the school community to ask him about the origin of anything at all - and pledged to use library resources to answer within 60 minutes. Children and adults delivered clever, funny, unexpected questions: Who owned the first pet dog? Who invented toilets? What was the first song? Were the first newspapers really made of rock? And who was the first human, anyway?Seeking answers, he and his young assistants discovered remarkable true tales:And dozens more remarkable true stories.The result is a fun story collection about the origins of a huge range of things - which also introduces young readers to the art and science of academic research. In these times of fake news, information overload, and too much homework, the ability to conduct fast, accurate research is one of the best skills any student can have - and you can learn it in these pages.
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16.800000 USD

First Of Everything, The

by Step Cheung, Nury Vittachi
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Sam Jam sat in a school library and challenged the school community to ask him about the origin of anything at all - and pledged to use library resources to answer within 60 minutes. Children and adults delivered clever, funny, unexpected questions: Who owned the first pet dog? Who invented ...
First Of Everything, The
Sam Jam sat in a school library and challenged the school community to ask him about the origin of anything at all - and pledged to use library resources to answer within 60 minutes. Children and adults delivered clever, funny, unexpected questions: Who owned the first pet dog? Who invented toilets? What was the first song? Were the first newspapers really made of rock? And who was the first human, anyway?Seeking answers, he and his young assistants discovered remarkable true tales:And dozens more remarkable true stories.The result is a fun story collection about the origins of a huge range of things - which also introduces young readers to the art and science of academic research. In these times of fake news, information overload, and too much homework, the ability to conduct fast, accurate research is one of the best skills any student can have - and you can learn it in these pages.
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29.400000 USD

First Of Everything, The

by Step Cheung, Nury Vittachi
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This second edition of Supporting Boys' Writing in the Early Years shows how you can help boys to become confident and capable writers by supporting them to write in ways that make sense to them - on the move, outside and inside, in dens, in bushes, in mud, or sprawled ...
Supporting Boys' Writing in the Early Years: Becoming a Writer In Leaps and Bounds
This second edition of Supporting Boys' Writing in the Early Years shows how you can help boys to become confident and capable writers by supporting them to write in ways that make sense to them - on the move, outside and inside, in dens, in bushes, in mud, or sprawled on the floor dressed as superheroes. The book reveals that a playful, child-centred approach can allow boys and girls to develop a writers' voice, raise attainment in writing and enhance all aspects of young children's development. This new edition includes: brand new examples, case studies and photographs from over 200 recent early writing projects; up-to-date references fully in line with the latest Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) documentation; a response to the increased focus in schools on handwriting, in particular on cursive handwriting; a questioning of the place of objective-led print in the classroom and a recommendation that environmental print should reflect learning rather than teaching; imaginative ideas for developing oral and written storytelling; a consideration of some of the ways in which challenging active play, such as superhero and weapon play, can be channelled into playful writing; a greater discussion and challenging of the emphasis placed on outcomes, over the process of learning and development. Supporting Boys' Writing in the Early Years will help you to create a truly enabling environment for writing and supports the belief that writing experiences should be EPIC: Everywhere, Playful and Purposeful, Inspirational and Contextualised. It is an essential read for all practitioners who want the children in their setting to flourish as motivated and creative writers.
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32.40 USD

Supporting Boys' Writing in the Early Years: Becoming a Writer In Leaps and Bounds

by Julie Cigman
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A guide for self-reflection and managing your emotions when young children seek attention. Attention seeking is seen as misbehavior in young children, and giving them the attention they need is often times interpreted as reinforcement of bad behavior. Everyone Needs Attention focuses on how we, as adults, manage our emotions ...
Everyone Needs Attention: Helping Young Children Thrive
A guide for self-reflection and managing your emotions when young children seek attention. Attention seeking is seen as misbehavior in young children, and giving them the attention they need is often times interpreted as reinforcement of bad behavior. Everyone Needs Attention focuses on how we, as adults, manage our emotions when children seek our attention, including a how-to chapter to help the reader reflect about how they sought out attention as children. This book includes conversations with teachers as well as some concrete steps to assist in self-explorations. Tamar Jacobson, PhD, includes her own life story of suffering emotional neglect, as well as anecdotes of her work with teachers, families, and children over the past forty years as a preschool teacher, professor, mother, and early childhood consultant.
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26.200000 USD

Everyone Needs Attention: Helping Young Children Thrive

by Tamar Jacobson
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Strategies for early childhood programs to enhance interactions, engagement, expectations, and communication with families. Working with parents and families can be a challenge, especially when there are contradicting expectations. However, it can also be a joyful and empowering experience for both the program and the family if partnering with families ...
Family Engagement in Early Childhood Settings
Strategies for early childhood programs to enhance interactions, engagement, expectations, and communication with families. Working with parents and families can be a challenge, especially when there are contradicting expectations. However, it can also be a joyful and empowering experience for both the program and the family if partnering with families is built into the program's culture. Following a strengths-based approach, Family Engagement in Early Childhood Settings offers all programs, including family child care, center-based programs, and school-based programs, strategies for building or enhancing interactions, engagement, expectations, communication, and participation with families. This Redleaf Quick Guide provides clear information of what to do, as well as what not to do when encouraging family engagement in early care and education programs. Readers will find helpful information on making the best first impressions with parents in-person and online, establishing effective and supportive intake meetings for both parents and program, setting expectations from both perspectives, two-way communication strategies including daily conversations, verbal and technological methods, conferences and documenting learning, and creating a culture of family engagement embedded into every part of your program.
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16.750000 USD

Family Engagement in Early Childhood Settings

by Mary Muhs
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Practical and useful information on how to balance brain stimulation in infants and toddlers. Both over stimulation and under stimulation create stress in young developing brains. Balancing Brain Stimulation for Infants and Toddlers packets are designed to give early childhood education professionals simple brain development insights that assist in keeping ...
Balancing Brain Stimulation for Infants and Toddlers: Too Little? Too Much? Just Right!
Practical and useful information on how to balance brain stimulation in infants and toddlers. Both over stimulation and under stimulation create stress in young developing brains. Balancing Brain Stimulation for Infants and Toddlers packets are designed to give early childhood education professionals simple brain development insights that assist in keeping the brains of young children balanced. Balancing Brain Stimulation for Infants and Toddlers offers suggestions for activities and interactions for a wide variety situations throughout the day. The suggestions provide easy ways for caregivers to avoid either over or under stimulation of young children. When children have balance their brains aren't stressed, so they can feel calm, learn, and be happy.
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13.600000 USD

Balancing Brain Stimulation for Infants and Toddlers: Too Little? Too Much? Just Right!

by Deborah McNelis
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Practical and useful information on how to balance brain stimulation in preschoolers. Both over stimulation and under stimulation create stress in young developing brains. Balancing Brain Stimulation for Preschoolers are designed to give early childhood education professionals simple brain development insights that assist in keeping the brains of young children ...
Balancing Brain Stimulation for Preschoolers: Too Little? Too Much? Just Right!
Practical and useful information on how to balance brain stimulation in preschoolers. Both over stimulation and under stimulation create stress in young developing brains. Balancing Brain Stimulation for Preschoolers are designed to give early childhood education professionals simple brain development insights that assist in keeping the brains of young children balanced. Balancing Brain Stimulation for Preschoolers offers suggestions for activities and interactions for a wide variety situations throughout the day. The suggestions provide easy ways for caregivers to avoid either over stimulation or under stimulation of young children. When children have balance their brains are not feeling stressed, so they can feel calm, learn, and be happy.
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13.600000 USD

Balancing Brain Stimulation for Preschoolers: Too Little? Too Much? Just Right!

by Deborah McNelis
Paperback / softback
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Many Early Years settings are taking in children for longer periods and at a younger age. However, their day-to-day practice has not necessarily changed and instead leads to the 'management' of behaviour, rather than investigating why the behaviour is taking place. Through a combination of practice, theory and reflection, leading ...
Understanding Children's Behaviour: Learning to be with others in the Early Years
Many Early Years settings are taking in children for longer periods and at a younger age. However, their day-to-day practice has not necessarily changed and instead leads to the 'management' of behaviour, rather than investigating why the behaviour is taking place. Through a combination of practice, theory and reflection, leading Early Years education consultant Penny Tassoni explores children's behaviour from a child-centred point of view. In doing so, she shows how, over time, children learn to be with others and the strategies that adults can use to positively support this development. Understanding Children's Behaviour is a practical handbook that is accessible and adaptable for Early Years practitioners looking to support children's behaviour by focusing on their personal and social skills. It includes a useful A-Z problem-solving section about dealing with unwanted behaviours for analysis and to guide practice.
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34.11 USD

Understanding Children's Behaviour: Learning to be with others in the Early Years

by Penny Tassoni
Paperback / softback
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The importance of early childhood care and education (ECCE) in the lives of very young children is gaining increasing attention around the globe and yet there is a persistent lack of diverse knowledge perspectives on this critical phase. This stems from dominant Eurocentric framings of early childhood research, and related ...
Early Childhood Care and Education at the Margins: African Perspectives on Birth to Three
The importance of early childhood care and education (ECCE) in the lives of very young children is gaining increasing attention around the globe and yet there is a persistent lack of diverse knowledge perspectives on this critical phase. This stems from dominant Eurocentric framings of early childhood research, and related theories. Early Childhood Care and Education at the Margins provides contextual accounts of ECCE in Africa in order to build multiple perspectives and to promote responsive thought and actions. The book is an entry point to knowledge production for birth to three in Africa and responds to the call for the field to be in dialogue with different perspectives that attempt to map concepts, debates and contemporary concerns. In this book, a group of African authors, representing both Anglophone and Francophone Africa, provide insider's perspectives on a wide range of geographic, cultural and thematic positions. In so doing, they show the breadth and depth of ideas on which the ECCE field draws. The chapters in the volume highlight a range of topics including poverty, early socialisation, local care practices, gendered roles, and service provision. They open up important points of departure for thinking about ECCE policy, practice, theory and research. The book presents African perspectives in a globalising world. It is therefore suitable for an international readership. It includes cross-cultural comparisons as well as critiques of dominant discourses which will be of particular interest to academics, researchers and postgraduate students active in the field of ECCE, childhood studies, cultural studies and comparative education.
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196.22 USD

Early Childhood Care and Education at the Margins: African Perspectives on Birth to Three

Hardback
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This book offers a unique and critical explication of teachers' understanding and experience of care during a period of regulatory scrutiny and 'notice to improve'. Written following research in a primary school in the north of England, it draws on the findings of an institutional ethnography to reveal the institutional ...
Primary Teachers, Inspection and the Silencing of the Ethic of Care
This book offers a unique and critical explication of teachers' understanding and experience of care during a period of regulatory scrutiny and 'notice to improve'. Written following research in a primary school in the north of England, it draws on the findings of an institutional ethnography to reveal the institutional mediation of the teachers' everyday work. Written from a critical interpretivist standpoint, the focus moves away from care as essentialist practice by foregrounding the teachers' talk, through 'I' poems, to explicate the political mediation of care. Care is understood, experienced and operates in a social milieu. It is not fixed and, importantly, is not understood as a practice or an emotional exchange between one person and another. In this book, Joan Tronto's (1993) argument for a 'political ethic of care' is utilised as a conceptual framework for understanding teachers' experiences. It is an alternative to approaches that individualise a teacher's caring practices as only belonging in the intimate, proximal domains of care giving and care receiving.
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102.38 USD

Primary Teachers, Inspection and the Silencing of the Ethic of Care

by James Reid
Hardback
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