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The author of the best-selling book Transition Time brings you more attention-grabbing, creative activities that provide children with an outlet for wiggles, while giving their brains a jump start with cross-lateral movement games. Grab their attention with songs, games, and fingerplays for any time of the day. These classroom-tested ideas are sure to become favorites! Avg Ship time 1-2 days
Students find out how to best manage their money. Create a monthly budget and identify ways to save money on purchases. Understand how credit works and become familiar with the pitfalls before applying for a credit card. Get to know how to open a savings account, and how to plan for the future. Understand contracts and know what your commitments are when co-signing a loan for someone. Comprised of reading passages, graphic organizers, real-world activities, crossword, word search and comprehension quiz, our resource combines high interest concepts with low vocabulary to ensure all learners comprehend the essential skills required in life. Avg Ship time 1-2 days
Empower students with the confidence to live on their own. Our in depth study combines the three lessons in this series: Independent Living, Managing Money, and Employment & Volunteering. Students will start by finding their own place to live and knowing how to get around. Then, students learn how to budget and prepare for their future. Finally, students join the workforce by learning how to write a resume and gaining valuable interview skills. Comprised of reading passages, graphic organizers, real-world activities, crossword, word search and comprehension quiz, our resource continues the study of necessary Life Skills everyone should learn before venturing out on their own. Avg Ship time 1-2 days
With the help of this book, teachers will learn to utilize a variety of shared creative strategies and techniques—from aromatherapy to affirmations—to address and adjust problematic behavior in the classroom while simultaneously promoting resilience and active engagement in learning. Penned by an experienced school developmental psychologist, When Nothing Else Works book builds upon the latest behavioral research and evidence-based practices. Rather than simply providing solutions for the toughest behavioral problems, it explains why certain strategies are successful and others are not, what helps children develop a growth mindset, and how to develop an intervention plan. Avg Ship time 1-2 days
What does a harmed child look like? It’s the little girl on the playground who has mysterious bruises on her legs. It’s the three-month-old baby boy who arches his back when you try to hold him. It’s the four-year-old who bites and hits when asked to clean up. These are the faces of traumatized children. As an early childhood professional, you play a key role in the early identification of maltreatment and unhealthy patterns of development. You are also the gateway to healing. In Reaching and Teaching Children Exposed to Trauma, you will find the tools and strategies to connect with harmed children and start them on the path to healing. Avg Ship time 1-2 days
Parents are eager to help their children learn, but teaching young children complicated scientific and mathematical concepts can be intimidating. Simple STEAM helps parents realize they don't need to be engineers or scientists to support STEAM learning.
• Help children explore STEAM concepts with fun and engaging activities
• Discover STEAM learning opportunities in everyday activities and experiences
• Prepare children for kindergarten
• Build crucial 21st century learning skills, including collaboration, communication, creativity and problem solving, curiosity, and critical thinking
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A positive, strengths-based leadership system is the key to transforming the quality of early childhood programs. Inspiring Early Childhood Leadership lays out strategies designed to support program leaders in finding new ways to reduce the levels of stress on themselves and their staff, and move into a unified, engaging system for leading with passion, intention, and purpose. Grounded in current research, the book incorporates decades-old best practices, making the strategies appropriate for leaders of all backgrounds. Avg Ship time 1-2 days
With the increase in both parents working outside the home during the last two decades, infants and toddlers are spending more time together in infant/toddler programs and family child-care homes. From Biting to Hugging will give you effective strategies to help you take advantage of this peer time.
• Enhance the quality of peer experiences in infant/toddler group settings
• Create responsive adult-child relationships and environments
• Encourage positive social emotional development and learning
• Teach infants and toddlers how to be in healthy, enjoyable relationships
• Learn strategies for gently handling challenging behaviors Avg Ship time 1-2 days
Resource books often provide tips and tricks for managing challenging behaviors, but what happens when those tactics don't work? Most teachers give up. Push Past It! brings a raw, real, and at times funny approach to handling challenging behaviors and understanding why most behavior-management strategies don't work. Author Angela Searcy shares real-world examples, proven solutions, and new approaches to overcoming classroom disruptions using her PUSH PAST IT approach. Beyond behavioral-management strategies, Push Past It! will teach you how to:
• See children's behavior as communication
• Understand what is (and is not) developmentally appropriate behavior
• Identify when to seek support
• Communicate and listen more effectively
• Help children overcome their own challenging behaviors
• Take care of yourself too! Avg Ship time 1-2 days
Sometimes misbehavior isn't what it seems. Many children come to care with early signs of mental- or behavioral-health issues. Early childhood professionals are often the first to notice that something is different.
How Can I Help? is a practical guide that helps educators first identify issues and then create nurturing, safe, and successful learning environments to set up all children for success.
Learn how to:
• Promote mental health for all children in your care
• Identify signs of behavioral-health issues in children and family members
• Support children who have specific behavioral-health difficulties
• Work with the families of children with behavioral-health challenges Avg Ship time 1-2 days
The book that started it all—is completely revised! Why would the Kagans update a classic that has sold nearly half a million copies? The answer: So much has changed! Cooperative Learning today is different. This new book presents today's most successful cooperative learning methods. The Kagans make it easier than ever to boost engagement and achievement. You'll still find all the practical and proven Kagan Structures, including Numbered Heads Together, RoundTable, and Three-Step Interview—direct from the man who invented cooperative learning structures. And there's still plenty of ready-to-do teambuilding and classbuilding activities to make your class click. But in this expanded edition, you will find new step-by-step structures, hundreds of helpful management tips, many more teacher-friendly activities and forms, and up-to-date research on proven methods. You hear how schools have used Kagan Cooperative Learning to boost academics, close the achievement gap, improve student relations, and create a more kind and caring school community. After decades of training and working with hundreds of thousands of teachers, Kagan has refined and perfected the most widely used and respected form of cooperative learning ever. The Kagans make it easy for you to dramatically increase engagement and achievement in your class! Avg Ship time 1-2 days
Spencer has done it again! He's written another must-have reference for all educators. Dr. Kagan has translated the enormous field of theory and research on emotions into a practical guide any teacher can use to make their teaching more emotion-friendly. Not only does he review the extensive research on how eliciting positive emotions boosts student achievement, Spencer provides plenty of do's and don'ts, ready-to-use student activities, and simple tips to put students in the optimal emotional states for learning. Dr. Kagan introduces us to the Emotion Wheel, a student-friendly way to help our students understand and manage their own emotions. We not only learn why EQ can be more important than IQ to students' success, Dr. Kagan provides a practical guide to developing the facets of EQ, including student self-knowledge, self-control, motivation, and empathy. And last, but definitely not least, we learn how to evoke emotion when we teach to make learning more meaningful and memorable. This book is your blueprint for creating the emotion-friendly classroom. Avg Ship time 1-2 days
Kagan Structures are revolutionary teaching strategies. Why? Because they create an unparalleled level of student engagement. Kagan Structures create a cooperative and caring class tone by putting students on the same side as they interact in pairs, small teams, and with classmates. Structures ensure every student is individually accountable so no one can hide and take a free ride. Structures create equal participation, which means all students are engaged a much greater percent of the time. In this must-have Kagan reference guide, you get 59 step-by-step Kagan Structures you'll use time and time again. More structures means more tools in your teaching toolbox to create more student engagement, more student learning, and more success! Avg Ship time 1-2 days
Create Unstoppable Teams through Collaborative Coaching!
When teachers, coaches, mentors, and administrators successfully work together in a collaborative coaching partnership, everyone's effectiveness increases-and student achievement grows. The Coaching Partnership provides educators with a unique perspective and approach to instructional coaching centered on mutual and reciprocal accountability for continuous improvement. This essential resource provides the guidance and tools educators need to implement a coaching partnership system in their schools and achieve their ultimate goal: improved student learning outcomes.
Drawing on their extensive experience and years of research, the authors identify all the necessary components for a successful coaching partnership, and show teachers, coaches, mentors, and administrators how to:
• Optimize coaching partnerships with clearly defined processes and roles
• Foster a culture of generative thinking to encourage learning, inquiry, and lasting change
• Build trust to create successful collaborative, equitable relationships
• Use frameworks to implement an evidence-based approach to coaching
• Leverage academic language and adult communication strategies as drivers of success
• Commit to an effective coaching system that makes improved performance last
In addition to clear and effective strategies, each chapter contains real-life vignettes from the field, coaching-in-action videos, ideas for productive partnerships, reflective practice questions, and helpful definitions. Plus, a Coaching System Planning Tool will help each member of the coaching team reflect, collaborate, and take purposeful, immediate action-all with the goal of creating a learning environment where students thrive.
Grounded in research, this accessible guide offers a practical and systematic approach for creating a vital coaching culture at any school! Avg Ship time 1-2 days
In Cultivating Genius, Dr. Gholdy Muhammad presents a four-layered equity framework-one that is grounded in history and restores excellence in literacy education. Muhammad's Historically Responsive Literacy Framework is essential for all students, especially youth of color, who traditionally have been marginalized in learning standards, school policies, and classroom practices. The framework promotes four learning goals-or pursuits:
• Identity development; defining self; making sense of one's values and beliefs
• Skill development; developing proficiencies through reading and writing meaningful content
• Intellectual development; gaining knowledge and becoming smarter
• Criticality; developing the ability to read texts to understand power, authority, and oppression
When these four learning pursuits are taught together-through the Historically Responsive Literacy Framework- all students receive profound opportunities for personal, intellectual, and academic success. Muhammad provides probing, self-reflective questions for both teachers and students as well as bibliographies of culturally responsive text and sample lesson plans across grades and content areas. Avg Ship time 1-2 days
Award-winning children's author and acclaimed educator Lester L. Laminack provides guidelines, lessons, and resources for making every read-aloud experience intentional and instructional to engage students in deep thinking about fiction and nonfiction books. Central to Laminack's message is his breakthrough thinking about the value and importance of "Best Friend Books"-- a small, carefully curated collection that you repeatedly turn to for specific teaching purposes. Avg Ship time 1-2 days
If there's one thing teachers can agree on, it's that social and emotional learning is a hot topic in education. But beyond this, questions still remain. Many educators find themselves wondering, what exactly is SEL? How should it be taught? What does it look like in the classroom? And, is it our job as educators to teach students non-academic life skills?
Based on author Dr. Amy Cranston's experiences with implementing SEL from a practical standpoint, this book defines SEL and digs into the real work of how to incorporate SEL in K-12 schools. It makes the connection between research and practical application and the real-life examples and testimonials of SEL in the classroom will help educators effectively implement SEL programming. Featured case studies demonstrate real-world applications of SEL in different types of K-12 learning environments. It addresses students' different interests and varied learning styles and features Mindful Moments that encourage understanding, learning, and reflection.
By supporting the emotional needs of students, educators will not only address issues such as discipline problems and absenteeism, but will help their students to be more mindful and self-aware. By encouraging spaces where intrapersonal and interpersonal skills are celebrated and cultivated, educators will set the foundation for all students to succeed. Avg Ship time 1-2 days