With this beautiful & portable book, children learn key concepts based on national educational standards. Handle encourages learning on the go, while gorgeous illustrations and fun games entertain kids while they practice counting, sight words, telling time, and so much more!
"Inspiring Kids to Learn: The Token Economy Playbook helps teachers develop programs that inspire students to learn. Teachers learn how to help students focus their attention, minimize discipline issues, and build a classroom culture that leads to self-actualization. The text explains what constitutes a successful token economy, how to establish one in the classroom, and how to transition it to a currency-based system. Readers study a day-by-day plan for setting up goods, services, and banking in a classroom system. They gain strategies for keeping the economy on track, and lastly they come to recognize the levels of student development that naturally occur when a currency-based system is implemented. The book effectively combines the developmental and directive approaches to teaching children. A complete guide to everything professionals need to know to build an education engine, fire it up, and help children learn, achieve, and grow, Inspiring Kids to Learn: The Token Economy Playbook can be used in courses on education, teacher education, and educational psychology. Denise A. Soares earned her Ph.D. in educational psychology at Texas A&M University, College Station. She is the assistant chair for the Department of Teacher Education, an assistant professor of special education, and the special education program coordinator at the University of Mississippi. Walter J. Cegelka holds his Ed.D. from Syracuse University and is a professor of special education at St. Thomas University in Miami Gardens. He has also served as a consultant to the President's Committee on Mental Retardation. James S. Payne earned his Ed.D. at the University of Kansas and currently serves as professor of special education of the University of Mississippi. He is also a Fulbright scholar and best-selling author."
Kids love to carry this vibrant educational book from place to place. In addition to a cool handle for easy carrying, the book also features hundreds of beautiful illustrations, colorful stickers, and fun activities that will keep them busy learning for hours. Now children can master their shapes, colors and phonics no matter where they are!
Get on board for the Emotional Roller Coaster Series. Your first ride is the Katapult Roller Coaster. You will get unique, proven, easy solutions for all the ups and downs of launching your kids. Catapult yourself onto a fun ride with brain exercises that will amuse you while changing your life. Many of these experiential psychological techniques will not only change your thinking, but will spin other areas of your life (you do have a life outside of your kids, don't you?) in an even more successful direction. You will be inspired and empowered to: *blast through strategies for the years before your child launches *propel your relationship with your teen from good to Wow! *change your mental pictures, thus changing your emotions and behaviors *convict yourself of good parenting *turn sadness, worry or guilt into joy, confidence and pride ****BONUS Worksheets included to guarantee you will make changes and reap the rewards All of the Emotional Roller Coaster Series volumes are fun, short, easy to read books that give you the solutions you need without taking much of your time. Whether your child just left home, left years ago, won't leave for a few more years, or you are just hoping your child will leave home soon, you will enjoy a wealth of benefits from reading this book.
Learning Spaces is an emerging field, fuelled by a growing interest in the relationships between learning and spaces in which it takes place, whether conceptual, personal, social, physical and/or virtual. It is concerned with making learning spaces that can better meet the needs of 21st century learners, academics and other related publics. In post-compulsory education this has opened up many interesting and important issues. There remains a lack of any theoretical understanding as to how such spaces should be conceived or designed; and hardly any critical discussion about effective frameworks for either the development of contemporary learning spaces or for assessing their impact on learning, teaching and research. At the same time, there is much debate about what the purposes of post-compulsory education should be, as well as concerns about where and by whom it should be provided. We therefore need to urgently improve our understanding of the interactions between learning and space. It is essential that we not only share perspectives, theories and methodologies but also critically reflect on our own different assumptions, and work together to build better models for post-compulsory education in the future. To help in this process this book is designed as a 'critical reader' that can enable researchers, academics, students and managers involved in Learning Spaces to share and engage with some key ideas, issues and texts. A central aim is to bring together some of the best research from across the many different disciplines concerned with learning spaces, including education, architecture, anthropology, human-computer interaction, estate planning and museum studies. Reshaping Learning is thus intended for anyone interested in, and wanting to think more about, learning spaces whether as users, clients or managers; or who are want to better understand interactions between the social and the spatial.