by Helmy Faber

04/01/2017

The Math Handbook has been developed for students with Dyscalculia and others who are struggling with mathematics. The book is based upon the Singapore Primary Mathematics curriculum, as well as the International Math curriculum. More than twenty topics are covered and explained step by step through visual representation to convey mathematical concepts. It has been specially developed for: • Students who have been diagnosed with Dyscalculia; other terms may include Mathematics Learning Disability, or Mathematics Disorder • Students who have been diagnosed with Dyslexia; as according to research more than fifty percent of those experience difficulties with mathematics. Some students may have Dyslexia and Dyscalculia as co-existing disorders • Students diagnosed with ADHD; as the...

Train the Brain to Hear

Understanding and Treating Auditory Processing Disorder, Dyslexia, Dysgraphia, Dyspraxia, Short Term Memory, Executive Function, Comprehension, and ADD/ADHD (Second Edition)

by Jennifer L. Holland

04/05/2014

Train the Brain to Hear was written by a parent and teacher for parents and teachers. The book provides explanations of the learning disabilities dysgraphia, dyslexia, dyscalculia, dyslexia and auditory processing disorder as well as the common areas that are affected by learning disabilities including short term memory, executive function and comprehension. The treatment program utilizes brain training and neuroplasticity techniques to encourage development of the connections in the brain that strengthen these skills. The techniques can also be used to work with those who have been diagnosed with ADD/ADHD, traumatic brain injury or stroke. One of the most difficult things for a parent to hear is that there is something wrong with a child and that there is nothing that can be done to he...

Teaching Children to Clean

The Ready-Set-Go Solution That Works!

by Schar Ward

03/03/2017

By the time a child is sixteen, they should be able to clean every room in the house. Schar Ward This book contains step-by-step instructions for teaching children and teenagers to clean an entire house. Plus many other life skills such as doing laundry, loading a dishwasher properly, and making a bed. Cleaning is not an option, it's a necessity! If your child doesn't learn, it'll plague them the rest of their lives. According to the latest research, teaching your child to clean may be the most important thing you ever do for them! You want your child to learn basic life skills, but finding the time for accomplishing this seems to get more difficult each day. What's the answer? A new approach, that practically does it for you! You'll find it in these pages and even more: * The resea...

Discovering the Real America

Toward a More Perfect Union

by Lewis W. Diuguid

07/19/2007

Discovering the Real America examines the often overlooked history of white privilege, racism and discrimination in the United States. The text explains how the media have played a big part in maintaining the status quo. The book offers solutions to overcoming the obstacles of bigotry so that people can finally discover that the richness in the real America is in the long-overlooked diversity of this nation's multiethnic, multiracial, multicultural, multinational, multitalented people.

Weaving Dreams into the Classroom

Practical Ideas for Teaching about Dreams and Dreaming at Every Grade Level, including Adult Education

by Curtiss Hoffman & Jacquie Lewis (editors)

04/07/2014

Weaving Dreams into the Classroom is an extraordinary anthology which combines the seasoned experience of ten educators at all educational levels to provide the reader with practical, hands-on models for bringing the subject of dreams and dreaming to students. It also includes the perspective of a teenage student who has been embedded in a dream-centered education program since early childhood. The authors come from diverse backgrounds, including academic and clinical psychology, anthropology, and religious studies. Their home institutions range from small private colleges and institutes to large research universities, both in the United States and Great Britain. PRAISE FOR WEAVING DREAMS INTO THE CLASSROOM In recent years, there has been an unprecedented interest in dreams and how t...

The Essential Dissertation Resource

From Proposal to Defense-Experts in Every Field

by James Lani, Pres. Statistics Solutions

11/05/2016

Download complete 61 page Essential Dissertation Resource guide (click Download Complete PDF button in left sidebar), or visit the Statistics Solutions website shown below for more details. In The Essential Dissertation Resource, Statistics Solutions has culled templates and examples from more than 20 years of experience working with doctoral students from around the country, using both qualitative and quantitative methods, from online and brick-and-mortar schools, and in diverse fields, such as business, psychology, nursing, education, and many others. The Essentials book will help graduate students get started on their dissertation by providing a framework to begin plugging in discipline and topic specific materials. The book also applies to those working on their theses or project...

The Real Insider's Guide to Military Basic Training

A Recruit's Guide of Advice and Hints to Make It Through Boot Camp (2nd Edition)

by Peter Thompson

01/03/2003

This book is the one many people in the military do not want recruits to read. The guide contains extremely helpful hints and advice to help new enlistees during the rigors of military training. Most important, the information is free from biased interests because it is "written by a recruit for a recruit." Although tailored toward the Army and Marines, any person enlisting in the Armed Forces will find the information exceedingly valuable. Even if a person is just thinking about the military, this book will help.

Band Aids

A Program Guide for the New Band Director

by Thomas J. Dust and Laura Jane Dust

02/21/2012

Band Aids is an organizational guide for early career band directors and for more experienced directors seeking new organizational and management strategies and approaches for their school and community bands. The authors present a practical approach to organizing, managing, and teaching an instrumental music program. Classroom management, instrumentation, starting beginners, parent organizations, band trips, and assessment are among the relevant topics presented and discussed. This text is an invaluable guide for directors searching for assistance, not with music skills, but with the day-to-day teaching and management of a band program. "Tips" and "Key Points" enable a quick review of material covered.

The Mind at Hand: What Drawing Reveals

Stories of Exploration, Discovery and Design

by Michael J. Strauss

01/16/2013

The Mind at Hand explores how artists, scientists, writers, and others - students and professionals alike - see their world, record it, revise it and come to know it. It is about the rough-drawn sketch, diagram, chart, or other graphic representation, and the focus these provide for creative work that follows from them. Such work could involve solving a problem, composing a musical score, proposing a hypothesis, creating a painting, and many other imaginative and inventive tasks. The book is for visual learners of all kinds, for scientists as well as artists, and for anyone who keeps a journal, notebook, or lab book in order to think and create visually. It is also a book for teachers and educational administrators interested in learning about new active learning strategies involving dr...

Research, Teaching and Learning

Pedagogy and Practice in the Open and Distance Learning Paradigm

by Polly Kobeleva and Luke Strongman

12/08/2011

Research, Teaching and Learning presents ten essays which explore key factors in effective research teaching and learning practices, provide guidance for their implementation, and describe their benefits to academics and students in the Open and Distance Learning environment. The authors have written this book for the student, the academic and the organisation in the Open and Distance Learning paradigm, from a New Zealand and international perspective. This book provides a framework for the development and application of research, teaching, and learning for the academic within faculty and for managers of open and distance learning tertiary organisations.

by Gordon Wright

11/20/2006

Creepy Cat isn't very cute. And he's not very friendly. In fact, he's kind of creepy! And that's why he's called Creepy Cat. The Badventures of Creepy Cat chronicles a hurricane-displaced kitty's badventures in South Florida where he meets Shadow the beautiful black cat, the mysterious Creepy Crawler, the ugly Muscovy ducks, and the bright full Moon. Young readers will eagerly follow Creepy Cat from cover to cover; moms and dads will find an engaging bed-time story in each chapter. 2008 Florida Publishers Association President's Book Award Finalist for Best Children's Book

by Jana Lynn Hunzicker

07/31/2007

The Leverage of National Board Candidacy is written for teachers considering the pursuit of National Board certification as well as for those currently engaged in the certification process. Capturing the experiences of Anne, Barbara, and Jamie, three teachers who sought NBPTS certification during the 2004-2005 school year, the book vividly describes their teaching practices, guiding philosophies, and thought processes before exploring each teacher’s learning as it occurred during the certification year. Comparing the three teachers' certification experiences to the findings of recently conducted research, the book explores characteristics of readiness for National Board candidacy, common learning outcomes of the NBPTS certification process, and possible explanations for the varying ...

The Science of Learning

A Systems Theory Approach

by Robert T. Hays, Ph.D.

01/09/2007

The Science of Learning: A Systems Theory Approach provides authoritative, comprehensive, learner-centric reviews and discussions of theories and research on learning processes, instructional approaches, and the uses of instructional media. It includes over 600 references to the most influential theoretical and empirical literature in the field. It also provides discussions on the scientific method and how to apply science and scientific thinking to the study of learning, the development of instruction, and the evaluation of instructional programs. The systems-theory orientation provided in the book helps the reader understand the diverse data on learning and helps to integrate these data into a rich knowledge base. The book also summarizes guidance on the application of learning research ...

Intensive Kids - Intensive Interventions

Designing School Programs for Behaviorally Disordered Children and Youth

by Kevin I. Coats

05/05/2006

The book focuses on what schools can do to educate and support children with serious emotional and behavioral problems. Written for the busy school administrator, school psychologist, special educator and other school leaders, it serves as a research-based, yet practical guide that pulls together key principles, information and resources helpful in the process of developing and implementing school-based programs. The reader will gain an understanding of the essential elements that contribute to quality intensive programming as well as information related to positive behavior management supports and program evaluation.

Parents Left Behind

A Top Down Policy Study of Section 1118 of No Child Left Behind

by Kyshun Andre Webster Sr.

06/01/2010

Parents Left Behind is an in-depth analysis of the policy implementation process for Section 1118 of the No Child Left Behind (NCLB) federal legislation. Section 1118 was designed to increase parental involvement in local schools. Four years after being signed into law, the question of how Section 1118 is understood and is being implemented by selected stakeholders, from the local, state, and federal levels were not answered in the available literature. This multi-level case study began the examination effort by describing how parental involvement programs were being implemented according to federal mandates in NCLB and how policy decisions to implement this law were made and interpreted by public actors at each governmental level to the street level context of the New Orleans Public Schoo...

The Mechanical Pencil

Concepts in Distance Education

by Luke Strongman

05/11/2013

The purpose of this book is to define and explain concepts in distance learning academia. The intended audience are students, faculty, staff and managers at tertiary education organizations. The ten chapters elucidate factors, concepts and trends which increasingly effect the academic environment of distance learning, such as: -creativity -communication practices -culture, identity and equity -academic freedom -goodstudy habits -ethics -OpenEducational Resources (OER) -networking -Technical and Vocational Education and Training (TVET).

by Tessa Dunseath (Conference Organizing Chair, Michigan State University, Dubai UAE)

05/29/2013

The Dubai International Conference in Higher Education is a conference where educators, academic managers, students, and researchers from around the world come together to discuss the challenges facing education now and in the future. As global youth unemployment steadily rises, there are even more demands on higher education institutions across the world to demonstrate their relevance both to the needs of the 21st century learner and to those of the 21st century employer. The conference theme for 2013, 'Succeeding in the Pursuit of Quality,' offered an exciting opportunity for international educators to share knowledge, ideas, and expertise as we strive constantly for ever greater quality in teaching learning and research, leadership, and academic management.

by Thanh T. Nguyen

06/08/2002

The Fuller School is one of the six elementary schools in Gloucester, Massachusetts, a small urban community known for shipbuilding and fishing. Fuller students come from a wide range of socioeconomic backgrounds (from public housing facilities to affluent families) and a variety of ethnic groups (including Italian, Hispanic and Vietnamese). With its diverse population, the Fuller School represented an excellent environment to test the use of Multiple Intelligences (MI) as a foundation for its curriculum. This study aimed to examine one of the ten objectives of the FIRST Schools and Teacher Program Grant: "To improve student achievement on standardized tests" by using "multiple intelligences instruction." The results of the California Achievement Test/5 (CAT/5) given at grade 5 tended...

by Maria Teodora Ping

05/02/2012

This study aimed at getting an insight to the practices of dialogic oriented shared book reading, as one potential language promotion activity for children with migration backgrounds in German kindergartens. Shared book reading in Germany itself has been one common daily activity in kindergartens, yet it has unfortunately not been so much of a specific research focus to be explored. One of the notable studies to refer to when discussing shared book reading in the German context is the study conducted by Wieler (1997). On the other hand, there are a number of internationally recognized studies in the field of early childhood education which already indicated that book reading influenced the outcome measures in preschool children’s language growth, emergent literacy and reading achievem...

by Willie J. Newton, Jr.

03/10/2011

This study examines the results of multiple evaluations of the Cleveland Scholarship and Tutoring Grant Program (CTSP), a state-funded voucher program, by exploring extant evaluations and literature. Attention will be given to the following research question: Does participation in the Cleveland Scholarship and Tutoring Grant Program have the hypothesized positive effect on traditional public school students' academic achievement? Cleveland's voucher program provides an ideal contextualized setting for ascertaining the extent to which school choice programs afford poor families the same educational options available to affluent families. This study concludes that overall there are no statistically significant gains in voucher students' academic achievement. In fact, it appears that some vo...

Online Distance Education

Historical Perspective and Practical Application

by Margaret Gorts Morabito

04/16/1999

Many educators and the public are interested in online distance education, in particular Internet-based schooling. The underlying assumption is that this is a new and untested fad in education. This is due in part to a lack of documentation within academia of the early development of online distance education, and, in part, to a shortage of experienced, practicing online schools. On the Internet, one may become confused by the flurry of activity and by the various claims from organizations that they are providing a revolutionary method of instruction--online teaching. Furthermore, many people are unaware of the long and distinguished history of distance education itself that is the root of current day Internet-based schooling. Despite the uncertainty, the public is clearly demanding o...

by Brent Muirhead

08/15/1999

As distance education schools grow in popularity, contemporary educators are raising important instructional questions about quality of these programs. A vital question involves concerns about the level of interactivity or interaction between students and between teachers and students. Interactivity is a challenging subject because there are few research studies that address the issue. It is a dynamic entity that involves a number of important elements, but the researcher stressed three vital elements: communication, participation, and feedback. The study highlights research results from a survey of students who were pursuing on-line graduate degrees (masters and doctoral). Important distance education issues are discussed such as feedback from professors and the quality of academic dialo...

Redefining Babes, Booze and Brawls

Men Against Violence -- Towards A New Masculinity

by Luoluo Hong

07/15/1999

Despite evidence that 90% of violent crimes are committed by men, higher education professionals and researchers still understand relatively little about the process by which male students acquire the attitudes, knowledge, values and skills which serve as deterrents to perpetrating violence against women and against other men. Men Against Violence is a peer advocacy organization at a large, public Research I institution in the South which focuses on the special and unique responsibility men have to end violence. Through participation in a wide array of service learning, community action and leadership opportunities, MAV members challenge cultural norms which link masculinity with violence. Types of violence targeted by MAV include: fighting, domestic violence, rape, vandalism, hazing, h...

by Thomas B. Sturtevant

07/01/2001

Recent national efforts to coordinate and promote higher education in the fire service led to this national survey of fire service degree programs. The main purpose of the study was to gather descriptive information concerning fire service degree programs offered at two-year and four-year accredited institutions. A second purpose of the study was to identify the perceptions fire service degree program coordinators/directors hold concerning current and future issues affecting their programs. The information collected as part of the study can be used in a variety of ways from benchmarking among fire service degree programs to assistance and support with policy formation at the local, state, and federal level. Of the 248 institutions identified for this study, 222 (89.52 percent) were...

by Ian T. Boyle

09/28/2003

Adventure-based training has become an effective medium for delivering experiential training programs within a variety of disciplines such as; school outdoor education, corporate teamwork development, youth at risk and psychological counseling. In addition, Meyer & Wenger (1998) and Meyer (2000) were instrumental in pioneering research in to the efficacy of adventure-based training with sporting teams. This investigation adds to the growing body of knowledge in this area by demonstrating the positive effects an adventure training intervention has on athletes ability to learn new team and psychological skills. In addition, results indicated that individual and team performance might have been enhanced because of skills learnt during the intervention. This stud...

by Paul E. Konschak

02/12/2003

The purpose of this study was to examine two instructional methods for delivering a radar operators training class for members of a municipal police department. The first method examined was the traditional classroom-based training with a certified radar instructor. The second method was a computer-based training (CBT) course based on the instructional material from the classroom-based course. The CBT course was administered on CD-ROM using the police department s Windows© based computers. This study compared the two methods of delivery to determine if the CBT course was as effective as the traditional classroom-based course.Effectiveness was measured by the completion times of the two courses, examination scores, and overall participant satisfaction levels. These measures were conducted ...

Due Diligence

A New Theoretical Model for the School Board's Role in Creating Strategic Educational and Financial Planning Coherence

by Frances S. De Nuit

04/15/1999

The role of the school board in public K-12 schools is considered from the agency and the stakeholder perspectives. A new theoretical model for the school board members practice of due diligence encompassing content and process issues is developed from empirical literature on agency and stakeholder relationships, vision content and process, and strategy-making process capability. A four pronged methodology is used to test the model and resolve research issues on the practice of due diligence: 1) Development of an accountability measure of student performance using the Accountability Report from the New Mexico State Department of Education; 2) Testing of 10 propositions and 7 hypotheses using case studies of seven districts, survey results of 89 district board presidents and superinte...

Elemental Movement

A Somatic Approach to Movement Education

by Rae Johnson

10/01/2001

This thesis describes the theory and methods of an original somatic approach to movement education. Based on the five Elements of ancient philosophical tradition, Elemental Movement integrates somatic and alchemical principles, processes, and practice. It employs movement as the primary vehicle for a wide range of personal explorations, using the Elements both as a framework and as a set of symbolic tools. The first two sections offer a review of the literature on Elemental, alchemical, and psychological theory related to the development of Elemental Movement. The third section outlines a basic conceptual framework, and the fourth describes the methodology of the approach. In addition to describing the historical, theoretical, and methodological bases of Elemental Movement, this book is...

by J. Brent Hanchey

04/21/2010

The goal of this dissertation is to provide research on the educational and societal needs of incarcerated youth by examining teachers' perceptions, both academically and socially, which will result in successful student transition into the traditional environment. Many of the educational approaches within incarceration school settings are instituted using the traditional school model, which is not conducive to the needs of incarcerated youth. Within incarceration educational pedagogy, youths also need socio-emotional skills when faced with the transition into the traditional environment in order to avoid recidivism. Community-based support and prevention-oriented collaboration are also required in their quest for a successful transition to mainstream society. Students' progress should be ...

by Grace Hui Chin Lin

10/28/2007

The purpose of this study was to identify what were Taiwanese University English as a Foreign Language (EFL) learners’ perceptions about learning communication strategies. This study collected qualitative data about students’ beliefs and attitudes as they learned communication strategies. The research question guiding the study was: What are Taiwanese University EFL learners’ perceptions about learning communication strategies? Twenty-four university students were trained for 10 weeks to use strategies in Faerch and Kasper’s (1983a) taxonomy, and seven volunteers were interviewed. None of the students majored in English but were enrolled in a required Basic English course in a Freshman English Non-Majors’ (FENM) program in Agriculture College at Tunghai University. In the middle...