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EDUCATION

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Katy Byrne
A Parent’s Guide to Primary School: How to Get the Best Out of Your Child’s Education

A well-written, compelling, meticulously researched resource for parents everywhere.

A wonderfully comprehensive guide for parents providing advice on every aspect of their child’s education from choosing a suitable school, to communicating with teachers, through to dealing with the trauma of homework. Practical and accessible, this book really does tell parents everything they need to know to help their children succeed at school.

2.
David Macaulay
The New Way Things Work

Guiding the reader through the complicated world of digital machines, where masses of electronic information can be squeezed onto a single tiny microchip, this book covers the latest technological developments. Each principle is explained with the help of a rather slow-witted, wooly mammoth.

3.
Skip Downing
On Course: Strategies for Creating Success in College and in Life, 8th Edition

ON COURSE: STRATEGIES FOR CREATING SUCCESS IN COLLEGE AND IN LIFE empowers you with the tools you need to take charge of your academic and lifelong success. Now in its 8th edition, ON COURSE presents the choices that successful students make. A self-assessment at the beginning of the text helps you identify behaviors and beliefs you may wish to change in order to achieve more of your potential in college and in life. Through short articles and distinctive guided journal entries, the author encourages you to explore and develop eight keys to your success: personal responsibility, self-motivation, self-management, interdependence, self-awareness, lifelong learning, emotional intelligence, and self-esteem. As you develop these skills, you’ll find yourself making more effective choices and achieving greater success. In addition, the “Toolbox for Active Learners” provides extensive coverage of study skills that will help you excel in all of your college courses. Another self-assessment before and after the “Toolbox for Active Learners” will show you how much you’ve learned about being an effective learner.

4.
Geoff Petty
Teaching Today A Practical Guide Fourth Edition

The fourth edition of this impressive text has been updated to become more focused on the UKa€s Post Graduate Certificate in Education. In particular, it now includes signposting for coverage of the UK’s Further Education National Training Organization standards and further coverage of key areas, such as Interactive Whiteboard training. Providing full coverage for the City and Guilds (teaching qualification) 7407, 7302, and Cert Ed courses in the UK, the approach is practical and user friendly. The unique style of the previous editions is retained, ensuring the author’s enthusiasm, humor, and insight are shared with tutors and students. As in the previous edition, the focus remains on practical strategies that can be implemented in the classroom. This new edition now features completely new sections including: assessing learner’s needs, the monitoring and support of learners, the teacher as a professional, the teacher as a reflective practitioner, learning styles, dyslexia, and differentiation. In addition, all of the existing chapters have been revised in response to developments in the areas of: the use of information and learning, learning theories and principles, and formative assessment.

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Rosemary Althouse
The Colors of Learning: Integrating the Visual Arts into the Early Childhood Curriculum (Early Childhood Education, 85) (Early Childhood Education Series)

Unique in its creativity and depth of understanding. The Colors of Learning promotes the integration of visual art into all early childhood curriculum areas.
This volume will help early childhood professionals present in-depth art experiences to children so that they become engrossed in expressing their ideas and newly learned concepts through art media. This user-friendly volume features actual classroom dialogue throughout the text and many illustrations of children’s art, including some in full color.


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