• 100 Ideas for Primary Teachers  Supporting EAL Learners
    100 Ideas for Primary Teachers Supporting EAL Learners
    This book is a brand new title in the bestselling 100 Ideas series, providing primary teachers with strategies and activities to support the induction, assessment and learning of pupils with English as an additional language (EAL). According to data collected by the Department for Education in 2016, over 20% of pupils in primary schools are exposed to a language other than English in their home, making this an essential resource for every teacher.

    EAL expert Chris Pim offers a range of ideas for use both in the classroom and to adopt as a whole-school approach. There is an emphasis on using ICT throughout the book, featuring advice on where to find the best software, resources and websites.

    Ideas include: setting up the classroom, parent conferences, cross-cultural maths, effective questioning techniques and running a 'Young Interpreter Scheme.' 100 Ideas for Primary Teachers: Supporting EAL Learners is a treasure trove of adaptable ideas to use for pupils who are beginners and advanced learners of EAL.

    ISBN: 9781472946478
    Publication date: 19/04/2018
    Price: $29.99
    Author: Pim, Chris
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.99
  • 100 Ideas for Primary Teachers Interventions
    100 Ideas for Primary Teachers Interventions
    It's not unusual to find children in your class who are falling behind their peers, either academically or socially, but you rarely know exactly why or what to do about it. This book provides tried-and-tested interventions so that you can determine the specific needs of each child and help them overcome whatever issues they might be facing.

    With a vast range of abilities and difficulties in each class, this book is the perfect `dip in and problem solve' solution when teachers are planning their interventions. It covers letter and number transposition, one-to-one correspondence, handwriting issues, reading support and guidance, phonological breakdown skills, coin skills, patterning, sequencing, and telling the time.

    Offering a mixture of one-to-one interventions and small-group work, this book is the ultimate resource for planning and undertaking primary school interventions.

    ISBN: 9781472949660
    Publication date: 08/03/2018
    Price: $29.99
    Author: Lockyer, Stephen
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.99
  • 100 Ideas for Secondary Teachers  Supporting EAL Learners
    100 Ideas for Secondary Teachers Supporting EAL Learners
    From EAL experts Chris Pim and Catharine Driver come 100 ideas for providing secondary teachers with strategies and activities to support the induction, assessment and learning of students with English as an additional language (EAL) in tutor time, in specific subjects and at whole-school level.

    There is so much pressure on teachers to deliver engaging and innovative lessons that both adhere to the demands of the curriculum and get the necessary results. Having to plan lessons, implement strategies and create effective resources for EAL students can be a challenge, and with over 15% of secondary school students exposed to a language other than English in their home (according to 2016 data from the Department for Education), it is a challenge affecting every teacher.

    This book provides practical plans for giving EAL learners general support, but also includes ideas linked to specific subjects, especially key problem areas such as mathematics and science, to help EAL learners get the most out of lessons. 100 Ideas for Secondary Teachers: Supporting EAL Learners is a treasure trove of adaptable ideas to use for students who are beginners and advanced learners of EAL.

    ISBN: 9781472954114
    Publication date: 19/04/2018
    Price: $29.99
    Author: Driver, Catharine
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.99
  • Basic Counselling Skills a Helpers Manual
    Basic Counselling Skills a Helpers Manual
    All those using counselling skills formally or informally in their profession, and for trainee counsellors taking the first steps in their career.

    ISBN: 9781473912991
    Publication date: 29/11/2015
    Price: $92.99
    Author: Nelson-Jones, Richard
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $92.99
  • Brave
    Brave
    Have you ever needed to do something that made you nervous; even thinking about doing? Kids do all the time. Going to bed, weathering through storms, going to school, speaking in class, making a new friend and so on. Children are expected to just get on with it! What they need is to find their BRAVE! Something that is inside of them but they just can't find. The much-loved characters of Loppy and Curly are back to teach kids how to find their BRAVE.

    ISBN: 9781925117844
    Publication date: 01/07/2016
    Price: $19.99
    Author: Jenkins, Lynn
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $19.99
  • Bugs for Kids
    Bugs for Kids
    Bugs for Kids (Little Learning Labs) presents 20+ fun and informative activities that celebrate all things beautiful, creepy, and crawly. Prepare to cozy up with spiders, centipedes, butterflies, and bees, to name just a few! In Bugs for Kids (Little Learning Labs), Mississippi State University associate professor, extension entomologist (bug expert), and educator John W. Guyton shares his knowledge and excitement about the world of bugs. Discover experiments, hunt-and-catch and citizen science initiatives, and arts and crafts projects that teach about bugs physical characteristics and behavior, and how they affect agriculture, health, and water quality. You'll also find helpful tips on how to safely handle common insects, and how to easily identify bugs that shouldn't be held, pet, or touched. The popular Little Learning Labs series (based on the larger format Lab for Kids series) features a growing list of books that share hands-on activities and projects on a wide host of topics, including art, astronomy, geology, and math-all authored by established experts in their fields. Each lab contains a complete materials list, clear step-by-step photographs of the process, as well as finished samples. The activities are open-ended, designed to be explored over and over, often with different results. Geared toward being taught or guided by adults, they are enriching for a range of ages and skill levels. Gain firsthand knowledge on your favorite topic with Little Learning Labs.

    ISBN: 9781631597930
    Publication date: 03/09/2019
    Price: $19.99
    Author: Little Learning Labs
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $19.99
  • Change over Time in Children's Literacy Development
    Change over Time in Children's Literacy Development
    Change Over Time in Children’s Literacy Development presents a comprehensive account of young literacy learners constructing networks of interacting systems for processing information, an account extending from the time of the children’s first engagement with reading and writing tasks to their development of a self-extending system of literacy expertise.

    To show how children’s initially simple sets of responses become controlled, accurate, and coordinated, Marie Clay has drawn on research evidence and theoretical constructs from developmental psychology, neuropsychology, information processing theory, and linguistics.

    This book is a theoretically rich, informative, and compellingly readable account of children’s literacy learning with wide professional relevance. Teachers, educators of teachers, researchers, and students will return to it often to advance their understandings and guide their work with young literacy learners.

    Marie Clay presents her theoretical perspectives on learning, intervention, and the prevention of literacy difficulties with reference to:

    detailed observational studies of young children learning to read and write
    theoretical models of literacy processing
    understandings from neurological sciences
    her thirty years of experience with the successful literacy intervention Reading Recovery.
    She directs particular attention to the often neglected topics of children’s writing, visual learning, and self-correction and also alerts readers to the limitations of current explanations and poses provocative hypotheses for ongoing exploration.

    Challenging, thoughtful, and vitally relevant, Change Over Time in Children’s Literacy Development will continue to be essential reading for literacy professionals around the world.

    ISBN: 9780868633008
    Publication date: 01/06/2001
    Price: $75.50
    Author: Clay, Marie M.
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $75.50
  • Character Strengths Matter How to Live a Full Life
    Character Strengths Matter How to Live a Full Life
    What are the elements of good character? The Values in Action (VIA) project identified 24 qualities such as creative, authentic, loving, forgiving, kind, persistent, prudent, and brave, calling them character strengths. Character strengths are elements of good character valued across time and around the world. If you are curious about your own strengths, join the 3 million people that have taken the free online survey at www.viacharacter.org. Character Strengths Matter: How to Live a Full Life brings the 24 character strengths to life with stories involving children, teenagers, adults, and elders and occurring in family life and business settings, in the present and in the distant past, in locations from China to the United States to the Middle East. Research shows that using character strengths in new ways for a week makes people happier up to six months later. This book includes many ideas for using your character strengths in new ways. Based on the unusual premise that a key way to build strength is to act 'as if' you have that strength already, this book includes short passages to read aloud to try on particular character strengths. This concept is well known to actors and elite athletes, but less well known to the rest of the world. Look inside the book to see whose words are used to embody hope, gratitude, leadership, creativity, kindness, love and all the rest. More than 30 authors contributed stories to this book, including George Vaillant, the 35-year director of Harvard's Study of Adult Development. Many leaders in the positive psychology field endorse the book, including the 'father of positive psychology' Dr. Martin E. P. Seligman. He writes: "My friend, Chris Peterson, would have loved this book. It brings to life with personal stories, practical recommendations, wisdom, and humor the dry scholarship that he (with an assist from me) did in Character Strengths and Virtues. Chris was very down-to-earth and I am sure he would have concurred in my enthusiastically recommending this book to everyone who works with character strengths in the real world." Martin E. P. Seligman, author of Authentic Happiness and Flourish Proceeds from the sale of this book will be donated to a scholarship at the University of Pennsylvania in honor of the lead researcher of character strengths, the late Christopher Peterson. This scholarship supports the education of future practitioners of positive psychology. This is the third book in the Positive Psychology News series, joining Resilience: How to Navigate Life's Curves and Gratitude: How to Appreciate Life's Gifts. Bottom line, this book is bound to make you learn something new, be inspired about humanity and have a chance to play with character strengths. This book will make you happier.

    ISBN: 9780692465646
    Publication date: 07/06/2015
    Price: $56.99
    Author: Polly, Shannon
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $56.99
  • Engaging Parents
    Engaging Parents
    Parental engagement with children's learning is the best lever we have to raise achievement in schools. However, there is a gap between what is known from the research and actual practice at the chalkface in schools. Parents are still often seen as 'helping' the school, rather than having a direct role in their children's learning. Bringing together one of the main researchers in the field and an educational consultant, this book utilises their experience to present 100 evidence-based ideas to help primary teachers engage parents in their children's learning.

    100 Ideas for Primary Teachers: Engaging Parents presents ideas for supporting the most effective forms of parental engagement, which are grounded in both the literature in the field and practical experience of working with schools and families. This book offers a clear, concise and easy-to-use format that takes into account how busy schools and teachers truly are!

    ISBN: 9781472955203
    Publication date: 29/11/2018
    Price: $29.99
    Author: 100 Ideas for Primary Teachers
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.99
  • Flow Psychology of Optimal Experience
    Flow Psychology of Optimal Experience

    Psychologist Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi's famous investigations of "optimal experience" have revealed that what makes an experience genuinely satisfying is a state of consciousness called flow. During flow, people typically experience deep enjoyment, creativity, and a total involvement with life. In this new edition of his groundbreaking classic work, Csikszentmihalyi demonstrates the ways this positive state can be controlled, not just left to chance. Flow: The Psychology of Optimal Experience teaches how, by ordering the information that enters our consciousness, we can discover true happiness and greatly improve the quality of our lives.

    ISBN: 9780061339202
    Publication date: 01/07/2008
    Price: $40.99
    Author: Csikszentmihalyi, Mihaly
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.99
  • Geology for Kids
    Geology for Kids
    Dig in and learn about the Earth under your feet. Geology for Kids (Little Learning Labs) features 26 simple, inexpensive, and fun experiments that explore the Earth's surface, structure, and processes. This family-friendly guide explores the wonders of geology, such as the formation of crystals and fossils, the layers of the Earth's crust, and how water shapes mountains, valleys, and canyons. There is no excuse for boredom with these captivating STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art & Math) activities. In this book, you will learn:

    How to identify the most common rocks and minerals
    How to maintain and display your rock collection
    How insects are trapped and preserved in amber
    How geysers and volcanoes form and erupt
    How layers of rock reveal a record of time
    How to pan for gold like a real prospector

    Geology is an exciting science that helps us understand the world we live in, and Geology for Kids (Little Learning Labs) actively engages readers in simple, creative activities that reveal the larger world at work. The popular Little Learning Labs series (based on the larger format Lab for Kids series) features a growing list of books that share hands-on activities and projects on a wide host of topics, including art, astronomy, geology, math, and even bugs-all authored by established experts in their fields. Each lab contains a complete materials list, clear step-by-step photographs of the process, as well as finished samples. The activities are open-ended, designed to be explored over and over, often with different results. Geared toward being taught or guided by adults, they are enriching for a range of ages and skill levels. Gain firsthand knowledge on your favorite topic with Little Learning Labs.

    ISBN: 9781631598111
    Publication date: 03/09/2019
    Price: $19.99
    Author: Little Learning Labs
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $19.99
  • Great Minds and How to Grow Them High Performance Learning
    Great Minds and How to Grow Them High Performance Learning
    Great Minds and How to Grow Them is a handbook for parents that shows how they can grow the minds of their children and teenagers and guide them to success both at school and in life. The latest neurological and psychological research is proving that most children are capable of reaching high levels of performance that were previously associated only with the gifted and talented. Brains are malleable and IQ is not fixed yet, without parental engagement in their learning, many children don't reach the levels of performance that are associated with academic success. Combining new knowledge with extensive research into how we learn, this book proves that by using simple, everyday techniques that are both rooted in research and accessible for parents, children can learn to learn more successfully. There is room at the top of the class for many more children than we ever thought possible.

    An engaging collaboration between a world-class academic and an award-winning journalist, this inspirational book includes chapters on:
    * how to develop a good home learning environment;
    * how to make the most of school;
    * how to develop values, attitudes and attributes that are associated with success at school and in life;
    * how to develop thinking and learning skills in the three ages of learning;
    * how to tackle potentially tricky areas like homework and adolescence.

    This practical guide will be essential reading for parents, teachers and all those interested in helping children and young people to reach their full potential.

    ISBN: 9781138284609
    Publication date: 24/07/2017
    Price: $37.99
    Author: Eyre, Deborah
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $37.99
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