Helping kids become the best version of themselves involves becoming a lifelong learner. And quotes can be an incredible fuel to their daily fire. Quotes can shine a light on new ways of thinking, reveal how successful people handled their own learning, and inspire children in a fast and fun way. Many quotes on the pages that follow come from people who have made a big difference in the world. One common thing that binds them together is not just their impact, but their love of learning. This book focuses on connecting a love of learning to passion and good habits. Our hope is that it will, in some small way, help children on their journey to become a lifelong learner and a difference maker in the world.The inspiring words and people found in this book are at the heart of what we do at InspireMyKids. Our unwavering goal is to share inspiring, age-appropriate, real-life stories, quotes, media, and projects that help children become the best they can be and take positive action to make the world a better place. We have focused this collection of quotes on topics to help inspire learning. We selected quotes based on their potential appeal to children and then validated based on feedback by children.Whether you are an child, educator, parent, coach or mentor, we trust you will find inspiration in these pages.
"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."
""Never Learn To Milk A Cow"" was the only advice his grandmother gave to his mother before she married his father. On a challenge from his wife, Carlos Davis, psychologist and father writes for his teenage children what he thinks he knows and what he wants them to know. These nineteen insightful essays were offered in a spirit of gratitude to his kids and they offer guidance and hope to everyone who struggles with conveying their experience and wisdom to those they love.
This "perpetual" write-in calendar has a recipe for each month that can be easily prepared by kids using common kitchen ingredients. Kids can also fill in the dates for each month, color the illustrations and have fun preparing each month's simple-to-prepare recipe. Have fun with it!
We used to live in a knowledge economy. No longer. With the speed and scale of change in our world today, knowing is not enough: we must constantly be learning.In 10 Ways to Be a Better Learner, Jeff Cobb shows you how to take charge of your learning and turn the challenges of our hyper-connected, information-overloaded world into opportunities for growing and improving. Whether you are trying to advance in your career, or simply want to build new knowledge and skills to enrich your life, this is the book for you. Grounded in research, but practical in its application, 10 Ways to Be a Better Learner is a quick read that delivers high impact.About the Author: Jeff Cobb is the founder of the Mission to Learn blog, co-author of Shift Ed: A Call to Action for Transforming K-12 Education (Corwin, 2011) and author of the forthcoming Leading the Learning Revolution (AMACOM, 2012).