Mistakes That Worked

40 Familiar Inventions & How They Came to Be

Author: Charlotte Foltz Jones

Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 0399552030

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 1180


Popsicles, potato chips, Silly Putty, Velcro, and many other familiar things have fascinating stories behind them. In fact, dozens of products and everyday items had surprisingly haphazard beginnings. Mistakes That Worked offers forty of these unusual tales, along with hilarious cartoons and weird and amazing facts. Readers will be surprised and inspired!

You've Got to Reach Them to Teach Them

Hard Facts About the Soft Skills of Student Engagement

Author: Mary Kim Schreck

Publisher: Solution Tree Press

ISBN: 1935542605

Category: Education

Page: 280

View: 3208


Navigate the hot topic of student engagement with a true expert. The author explores the many factors involved in bringing out the best in students, such as relationships, emotions, environment, and expectations. Become empowered to demand an authentic joy for learning in your classroom. Real-life notes from the field, detailed discussions, practical strategies, and space for reflection complete this essential guide to student engagement.

Mathematical Discourse: Let the Kids Talk!

Author: Barbara Blanke

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 1425817688

Category: Education

Page: 184

View: 6275


This invaluable resource provides teachers with the tools they need to facilitate mathematical discourse and create opportunities for students to think constructively, communicate effectively, and increase mathematics proficiency. This book will help teachers develop a new set of pedagogical skills and strategies to assess, plan, and organize their classrooms in a manner that is conducive to mathematical discourse. With helpful tips and strategies that are easy to implement, this standards-based book supports an equitable learning environment by encouraging active listening, clear communication, justification of perspective, and acknowledgement of students' experiences. Each chapter includes Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Teaching and Learning strategies to address cultural norms for diverse populations, and support the needs of English language learners. With tips for implementing Math Talks and Number Talks, this resource will get students thinking like mathematicians in no time.

Mindsets for Parents

Strategies to Encourage Growth Mindsets in Kids

Author: Mary Cay Ricci,Margaret Lee

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1618215264

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 200

View: 2573


All parents want their children to be successful in school, sports, and extracurricular activities. But it's not just about giving your kids praise or setting them on the right direction. Research shows that success is often dependent on mindset. Hard work, perseverance, and effort are all hallmarks of a growth mindset. That's where Mindsets for Parents: Strategies to Encourage Growth Mindsets in Kids comes in. Designed to provide parents with a roadmap for developing a growth mindset home environment, this book's conversational style and real-world examples make the popular mindsets topic approachable and engaging. It includes tools for informally assessing the mindsets of both parent and child, easy-to-understand brain research, and suggested strategies and resources for use with children of any age. This book gives parents and guardians powerful knowledge and methods to help themselves and their children learn to embrace life's challenges with a growth mindset and an eye toward increasing their effort and success!

Teaching Gifted Kids in the Regular Classroom

Strategies and Techniques Every Teacher Can Use to Meet the Academic Needs of the Gifted and Talented

Author: Susan Winebrenner

Publisher: Free Spirit Pub

ISBN: 9781575420899

Category: Education

Page: 243

View: 4949


Presents guidance for identifying and teaching gifted students in mixed-abilities classrooms.

Books kids will sit still for 3

a read-aloud guide

Author: Judy Freeman

Publisher: Libraries Unltd Inc

ISBN: 9781591581635

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 915

View: 9183


Keep children on the edge of their seats with this guide to captivating read-alouds for grades K through 6. Tips on presentation and references to related titles help you plan effective programs and instill a love of books and reading.


Exploring Language Play

Author: Bonnie Von Hoff Johnson

Publisher: Fulcrum Pub


Category: Education

Page: 214

View: 6787


Whether you are teaching homonyms, figures of speech, or idioms, this book will offer humours background information and sets of word games for all.

Yukon Gold

The Story of the Klondike Gold Rush

Author: Charlotte Foltz Jones

Publisher: N.A


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 99

View: 6634


Recounts the quest for gold that took place in the late 1890s in the Klondike region of the Yukon Territory of northwestern Canada.