• Teaching, Language & Reference
      January 2009

      Sorbonne Confidential

      by Laurel Zuckerman

      After losing her high tech job in Paris, Alice Wunderland dreams of a new, unemployment-proof career as English teacher and decides to dedicate a year to training for France's prestigious competitive exam; After all, she reasons, how hard can it be for an educated American to pass a test in English? She enrolls at the Sorbonne, but her Arizona English fails to impress. Even Shakespeare's English falls short. Only one English will do: Sorbonne English! Even while learning this new language, Alice vows to investigate: Why devise an English exam that few native speakers can pass ? Could this explain why French schoolchildren rank last for English skills in Europe? Is it true that Frenchness is a question of formatting? If so, can a foreigner even one with French nationality ever become truly French? As riots break out in France among the children of immigrants, Alice cannot help but wonder: could there be any connection between her bewildering experience and theirs? A hilarious, hair-raising insider's look at the esoteric world of French Education. (Harriet Welty Rochefort --author of French Toast).

    • Education
      March 2016

      Digital Citizenship

      A Community-Based Approach

      by Susan Bearden

    • Educational equipment & technology, computer-aided learning (CAL)
      January 2013

      Digital Storytelling in the Classroom

      New Media Pathways to Literacy, Learning, and Creativity

      by Jason B. Ohler

      This text shows how to integrate storytelling into curriculum design and use the principles of storytelling as a measurement of learning and literacies. It also covers important copyright and fair use information, and offers numerous implementation tips, concrete examples, and illustrative video clips. Aimed at primary and secondary teachers, the book is designed to help them: " Teach their students to create digital stories that employ effective principles of storytelling, technology application, and media technique." Use digital storytelling as a tool to promote the development of emerging literacies, such as digital and media literacy, as well as traditional literacies, such as reading, writing, speaking, and art." Help students use digital storytelling as an academic tool to explore content and to communicate what they understand." Understand the importance of combining the power of story and critical thinking as an approach to teaching and learning.

    • Teachers' classroom resources & material
      August 2010

      Inspiring Spaces for Young Children

      by Deviney, Jessica

      This essential teaching tool helps caregivers and teachers develop language and pre-reading skills with infants and toddlers. The sturdy four-color photo cards are -organized by theme. Each of the fifty cards has a photograph of people and objects that infants and toddlers encounter every day, such as a dog, a sock, a truck, a ball, or a belly button. The back of each photo card has a vocabulary list, suggested activities for each photograph, the American Sign Language sign related to the image, and a recommended children’s book. Compatible with any curriculum, this is an indispensable tool for infant and toddler caregivers and programs.

    • Teachers' classroom resources & material
      September 2008

      Preschool Scientist

      Using Learning Centers to Discover and Explore Science

      by Williams, Robert

      Excerpted from the national best-seller Preschool Art, MaryAnn Kohl brings you 50 great ways to create with playdough, tissue mâché, yeast dough, peanut butter dough and more. Emphasizing the process of art, not the product, this series encourages children to feel successful, problem-solve, and experience the joy of exploration and discovery. Preschool Art: Clay & Dough makes art fun and accessible to children of all ages.

    • Teachers' classroom resources & material
      June 2015

      Shake, Rattle, and Roll

      Rhythm Instruments and More for Active Learning

      by Flesch Conners, Abigail

      Classroom-tested and teacher approved, these activities help children ages three to six learn all about numbers. With one hundred engaging and fun activities, Learn Every Day About Numbers offers everything a teacher needs to build a foundation for future math learning. Children will love becoming a Number Detective, a Flashlight Writer, or a Number Hero as they investigate the wonderful world of numbers. Each activity offers learning objectives to meet standards, a materials list, related children’s books, and an assessment component to measure children’s learning. Learning about numbers has never been so much fun!

    • Teachers' classroom resources & material
      June 2015

      Hands-On Science and Math

      Fun, Fascinating Activities for Young Children

      by Beth R. Davis, EdS

    • Teachers' classroom resources & material
      April 2016

      Connecting Right From the Start

      Fostering Effective Communication with Dual Language Learners

      by Jennifer J. Chen

    • Education
      March 2016

      Boosting Brain Power

      52 Ways to Use What Science Tells Us

      by Jill Stamm

    • Teachers' classroom resources & material
      April 2016

      Play Today

      Building the Young Brain through Creative Expression

      by Ann Barbour, PhD

    • Teachers' classroom resources & material
      April 2016

      Learning Is in Bloom

      Cultivating Outdoor Explorations

      by Ruth Wilson, PhD

    • Teachers' classroom resources & material
      June 2016

      Buckleitner's Guide to Using Tablets with Young Children

      by Warren Buckleitner, PhD

    • Music

      Basic Concepts in Music Education, II (No. 2)

      by Richard Colwell

      Topics covered include growth processes, learning theory, functional music, the range of musical experience, technology and evaluation.

    • History

      African Americans on the Western Frontier

      by Monroe Lee Billington (Editor), Roger D. Hardaway (Editor)

      During the last half of the nineteenth century, several thousand African Americans moved to the American western frontier. Before the Civil War, some went west to California as slaves of gold miners and to Utah as slaves of Mormons. Later, free black men joined the U.S. Army and served in frontier outposts while others were hired on as cowboys on western ranches and cattle trails. Once Reconstruction ended in the South, discrimination and segregation caused more African Americans to seek better opportunities elsewhere where prejudice was less evident. The significant role played by African Americans in the settlement and development of the West has largely been ignored and neglected until now. African Americans on the Western Frontierremedies that historic neglect with fifteen essays that explore the contributions that African American men and women made to the western frontier-as miners, homesteaders, town builders, entrepreneurs, and as ordinary, civic-minded citizens. This rich and diverse story of the African American western experience during the frontier era is for scholars and students of western history as well as anyone interested in African American history, and is an important work for all Americans to read.

    • Teaching of a specific subject

      Christmas Box

      The Teacher's Book

      by Chris S. Stephens

    • Teaching of a specific subject
      February 2012

      Thai Massage Workbook

      Basic and Advanced Courses.

      by

    • Teaching of a specific subject

      Cip Ar Hanes - Llawlyfr Athrawon.

      by

    • Teaching of a specific subject

      How to Be Brilliant at Shape and Space

      by Beryl Webber

      How to be Brilliant at Shape and Space contains 40 reproducible worksheets designed to improve Key Stage 2 (KS2) pupils' understanding of shape, their understanding of position and movement and their understanding of measure. Pupils will learn about angles, nets, Platonic solids, parallel line and symmetry.

    • Teaching of a specific subject

      How to Be Brilliant at Spelling

      by Irene Yates

      How to be Brilliant at Spelling contains 40 reproducible worksheets designed to stimulate Key Stage 2 (KS2) pupils' interest in language and how it works. Children are often intrigued by the origins of words and the reasons why they are spelt the way they are. This book helps them to become confident and positive spellers.

    • Teaching of a specific subject

      How to Be Brilliant at Recording in Geography

      by Sue Lloyd

      How to be Brilliant at Recording in Geography contains 40 photocopiable writing frames, designed to lead Key Stage 2 (KS2) children through a range of geographical skills, from map work to localities and settlements and environmental change The photocopiable sheets will help children to investigate and gain knowledge and understanding, ask geographical questions, develop the ability to recognize and explain geographical patterns and become aware of how places fit into a wide geographical context.

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