Homework Done Right

Author: Janet Alleman
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1629149918
Size: 32.42 MB
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Homework Done Right shows teachers how homework assignments can connect with the curriculum and how to make it applicable to their students' lives. Educators will learn how to design and implement active, creative assignments that promote useful skills like inquiry, problem solving, and critical thinking. Moving beyond the current "homework debate," this resource is split into three sections to explain the rationale for meaningful homework, how to make it relevant, and how students in different grades respond to it. Additionally, teachers will learn about: Effective homework strategies and sample assignments for all K–12 levels in numerous subject areas Do’s and don'ts of homework planning Promoting parent involvement Guidance on helping students develop leadership and collaboration skills through activities such as questioning, evidence gathering, and interviewing Classroom-ready tools, including homework planning forms and other reproducibles When homework assignments are challenging and relevant, students have a new opportunity to engage with learning and will be able to succeed academically!


Author: Jonathan Lipow
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 1498512992
Size: 21.83 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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How should national security concerns alter our perception of what constitutes good economic policy? Survival: The Economic Underpinnings of American National Security introduces principles of national security thinking relevant to public policy, then illustrates application of these principles in a number of policy areas including fiscal policy, healthcare, education, immigration, welfare and poverty abatement, energy, and the environment.

The Glamorous Life Of Emily S Failure

Author: David J. Lythberg
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
ISBN: 1469106671
Size: 78.44 MB
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Race. God. Two forces that have oppressed David's life from the beginning. As he grows, they follow him, bearing down upon his neck like a yoke. But someone else follows him as well. There is an appointed time for them to meet. Race. God. Growing up biracial is hard for David, being the son of an overbearing black mother and a passive white father. They've pulled him from an all-black world into an all-white one. But someone is there also. There is an appointed time for them to meet. Race. God. David eventually learns to throw the shackles of both away, to lash out against anything racial, or religious. He changes. Grows angrier. hates more. Still, that someone is there, watching. Waiting. Emily. But Emily couldn't wait any longer. Her love for David couldn't be contained until that "appointed" time. She takes matters into her own hands, and makes her presence known. In an attempt to win his love, she dons his clothes and engages in his interests. But sadly, her plan backfires, and everything turns disasterous---and she is left, damaged and alone. Race. God. Emily. Years pass. Time shifts. When they do meet, it is a meeting like no other. The rapture they feel for one another surpasses the drudgedness of their station. For David, life couldn't be imagined without her; and at such a time as this, she is taken away from him. Is it a scrifice, or some unfortunate circumstance? She leaves someone in her stead, to continue with him where she left off. Someone who cares just as much as she had. Someone who loved him from the beginning, just as she had. God. It is only then that David realizes who Emily really was, and how much he'd failed to understand.

This Is How It Ends

Author: Jen Nadol
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1481402129
Size: 22.69 MB
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If you could see the future, would you want to? After the disturbing visions Riley and his friends see turn out to be more than hallucinations, fate takes a dangerous twist in this dark and suspenseful page-turner. Riley and his friends are gearing up for their senior year by spending one last night hanging out in the woods, drinking a few beers, and playing Truth or Dare. But what starts out as a good time turns sinister when they find a mysterious pair of binoculars. Those who dare to look through them see strange visions, which they brush off as hallucinations. Why else would Riley see himself in bed with his best friend’s girlfriend—a girl he’s had a secret crush on for years? In the weeks that follow, the visions begin to come true...including a gruesome murder. One of Riley’s closest friends is now the prime suspect. But who is the murderer? Have Riley and his friends really seen the future through those mysterious binoculars? And what if they are powerless to change the course of events?

Blood And Guts In High School

Author: Kathy Acker
Publisher: Pan
Size: 23.79 MB
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This volume presents three works by Kathy Acker, renowned for works that combine graphic eroticism with detailed politics and what the author calls 'pop content' including expositions of anti-social values and attacks on religion, education, and government.

Homework For Grown Ups

Author: Beth Coates
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1407020269
Size: 16.94 MB
Format: PDF
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The Sunday Times number one bestseller. An informative and entertaining book of old-school knowledge for adults. Don't know your isosceles from your equilateral? Forgotten what actually happened in 1066? Perplexed by past participles? Fret no longer. Homework for Grown-Ups covers everything from algebra and prime numbers, English grammar and the Big Bang theory, and an easy way to remember the order of the planets and Britain's kings and queens, to art, Latin, P.E., home economics, and much more. Packed with essential facts, figures and theories, along with fun but challenging test papers to keep you on your toes, it might just equip parents to handle their child's homework without humiliation.

Schooling For The Knowledge Era

Author: David Warner
Publisher: Aust Council for Ed Research
ISBN: 0864317085
Size: 69.86 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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Encourages people to rethink the role of schools in a global knowledge society.

Giftedness 101

Author: Linda Kreger Silverman, PhD
Publisher: Springer Publishing Company
ISBN: 0826107982
Size: 18.31 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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In my estimation Giftedness 101 ranks high among authoritative texts devoted to this particular population of children. It not only offers thorough experience and knowledge-based insights to those who are already or are contemplating serving the social emotional needs of these children in the future, but also those who profess to educate future teachers, those who would venture out into classrooms charged with the teaching and many others besides. It should be required reading for politicians - especially those who shape educational policy."--Gifted and Talented International "Linda Silverman is an articulate, insightful, authoritative, and extremely "gifted" international expert in the assessment of giftedness...[She] has created a gem with Giftedness 101. The fields of psychology and education should welcome this vibrant book with open arms." Alan S. Kaufman, PhD Yale Child Study Center School of Medicine "This is a really terrific book! I'm really impressed at how much information has been packed into it, how accessible it is (without talking down to the audience), and how well the author has parsed the many key issues in the world of giftedness. Parents and mental health professionals with find this book incredibly useful. I look forward to sharing it far and wide. I think it is a book that was badly needed and will really fill a niche." Corin Goodwin CEO & Executive Director, Gifted Homeschoolers Forum This is the most thorough history, explanation, and call to action for gifted advocates you will find."--Laughing at Chaos Blog What is giftedness? Is it the potential for success or is it the experience of being an "outsider"? This book addresses the unique psychological needs of gifted children, which are often manifested as "feeling different," and examines special issues such as gifted children with learning disabilities, gender considerations, implications of socio-economic status, and more. Giftedness 101 dispels common myths about giftedness and challenges the view that eminence is the true signifier of giftedness. It offers specific guidelines to psychologists, parents, and teachers; describes comprehensive assessment of the gifted; provides support for the twice exceptional; and focuses on the complex inner world of the gifted. The book defines giftedness as a psychological reality with powerful ramifications throughout the lifespan. Giftedness 101 will be a valuable, eye-opening resource for psychologists, educators, and other professionals who work with the gifted, as well as gifted individuals and their families. Key Features: Provides a concise, accessible overview of one of the most important and challenging topics in psychology and education Examines the concept of giftedness across the lifespan Covers both the intellectual assessment and development of gifted individuals as well as the psychological well-being issues of this population Written by a prominent expert in the field of the psychology of giftedness

Horace S School

Author: Theodore R. Sizer
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin School
Size: 46.72 MB
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An educational expert offers a proposal for the restructuring of America's high schools that respects old traditions, yet moves forward to prepare adolescents for the future