Author: Jamie C. Martin
Release Date: 2016-06-07
Young children live with awe and wonder as their daily companions. But as they grow, worries often crowd out wonder. Knowing this, how can parents strengthen their kids’ love for the world so it sticks around for the long haul? Thankfully, parents have at their fingertips a miracle vaccine—one that can boost their kids' immunity to the world’s distractions. Well-chosen stories connect us with others, even those on the other side of the globe. Build your kids’ lives on a story-solid foundation and you’ll give them armor to shield themselves from the world’s cynicism. You’ll give them confidence to persevere in the face of life’s conflicts. You’ll give them a reservoir of compassion that spills over into a lifetime of love in action. Give Your Child the World features inspiring stories, practical suggestions, and carefully curated reading lists of the best children’s literature for each area of the globe. Reading lists are organized by region, country, and age range (ages 4-12). Each listing includes a brief description of the book, its themes, and any content of which parents should be aware. Parents can introduce their children to the world from the comfort of home by simply opening a book together. Give Your Child the World is poised to become a bestselling family reading treasury that promotes literacy, develops a global perspective, and strengthens family bonds while increasing faith and compassion.
Quiet the voices of "not good enough" and step courageously into guilt-free homeschooling Many homeschool parents have a long-term relationship with self-doubt. "Did I make the right decision?" "Could someone else do this better?" "Am I robbing my kids of something by not sending them to ‘regular school’?" What if there’s a better way? Not a 3-step technique or a shiny, new curriculum, but a change in perspective that transforms the way you plan, teach, and homeschool? Homeschool Bravely teaches you to see homeschooling as a calling, helps you overthrow the tyranny of impossible expectations, and guides you through the common bumps in the road, including how to: juggle school and parenting with toddlers at home teach a struggling learner plan with the end in mind accept your own limitations without feeling guilty stay the course even in the face of criticism Reclaim your hope, renew your purpose, and transform your homeschool. Because the truth is: God will use every part of your homeschool, even your fears, faults, and failures, to weave good plans for your kids.
Author: Jamie C. Martin
Release Date: 2019-05-07
Motherhood is beautiful; motherhood is hard. All moms understand this paradoxical truth. Yet introverted mothers face unique challenges. When our quiet nature collides with our often loud role, frustration and guilt result. We wonder why motherhood feels at odds with our personality, and in our darkest moments fear we're simply not cut out for the job. In Introverted Mom, author Jamie C. Martin lifts the false burdens and negative stereotypes off your shoulders, letting you know you're not alone. Your steady strength is exactly what your family needs in this chaotic world. And when you understand and accept your God-given personality, you'll discover a freedom you may never have experienced before. Jamie shares vulnerable stories from her own life as well as thoughts from other kindred-spirit moms, helping you add more calm to your days. Her practical suggestions and creative inspiration, combined with quotes and insights from four well-known introverted writers, point you back toward hope, laughter, and quiet joy. Whether you've just realized you’re an introvert, or if you've known it all along, this book is for you. It's time to honor who you are and savor life as an introverted mom.
Internationalizing Early Childhood Curriculum empowers teachers and directors to internationalize their curriculums around the world in their own unique and culturally specific ways. Serving as a guide and catalyst for thinking about curriculum in our interconnected world, this book explores how young children learn about the world and describes how children develop intercultural understanding, including how their teachers transform to expand their own global awareness and citizenship. Stories from actual classroom curriculum projects are featured, as well as suggested strategies and stages for the process of implementation. Exploring the implications for teacher education and professional development, this book gives readers the tools they need to bring internationalization into their own programs. Designed to apply to formal and informal early childhood centers across the spectrum, Internationalizing Early Childhood Curriculum is essential reading for professional developers and trainers, as well as classroom teachers, directors, policy-makers and NGO professionals providing early childhood services in the U.S. and around the world.
Combining the humor and warmth of Bringing Up Bébé with the insight of The Smartest Kids in the World, World Class is a firsthand exploration of how American schools are failing our children, and what parents can learn from the Asian education system to help our children excel in today’s competitive world. When Teru Clavel’s oldest child was barely two, she watched with horror as fellow parents vied to secure a place for their kids in elite New York City pre-schools, setting their toddlers off on a cutthroat race to the Ivy League. When she had the opportunity to move to Hong Kong, off the family went to Asia, without realizing just how much they’d all learn in the process. Through the decade she spent raising three kids in Asia, Teru came to realize why Asian children are among the smartest kids in the world. In Hong Kong, she nicknamed her children’s public school “The Prison;” its foreboding, bare-bones facilities were a world apart from the posh International Schools where most ex-pats sent their kids, and her three-year-old son James came home with homework every night. In Shanghai, in a local school without running water or toilets, no one is “just not good at math.” The teachers employed rote memorization, relied on handwritten drills, and taught the multiplication tables to mastery, giving her kids a foundation for math that was truly a world apart from the American experience. In Tokyo, her children and their classmates were responsible for school chores, like cleaning the toilets, and preparing and serving school lunches. These schools were low tech and bare bones, with teachers who demanded obedience and order. Yet, Teru was shocked to find that her children truly thrived in this competitive culture; they learned to be self-reliant, resilient, and, above all, discovered a lifelong love of learning. The true culture shock came when she returned to the States with her trilingual children and found their top California public school woefully ill prepared to meet their needs. Her kids were passing, but the schools were failing them. In this page-turning and eye-opening book, Teru illustrates the best of Asian education philosophies and parenting culture, and gives you the know-how on how to apply these ideas in the United States. Researched over ten years and written with humor and wit, World Class is a revolutionary guide to setting your children on a path toward lifelong learning and success.