The Examined Life

Author: David A. White
Publisher: PRUFROCK PRESS INC.
ISBN: 9781593630089
Release Date: 2005
Genre: Education

In this, the follow-up to the best-selling Philosophy for Kids, Dr. David White delves deeper into the philosophical questions kids (and adults) care about deeply. Through vibrant discussions and debate, the book offers ways teachers can help students grapple with age-old questions about the nature of friendship (Aristotle), time (Augustine), knowledge (Plato), existence of God (Aquinas), perception (Berkeley), freedom and society (Rousseau), and many more. The book is divided into three sections. Part 1 presents primary source readings that will encourage discussion and debate; Part 2 offers easy-to-use activities that focus on the direct application of philosophy to areas such as critical thinking, language, and the arts; and Part 3 offers a unique perspective just for teachers—a philosophical look at how teachers can become more reflective philosophers themselves. This is an excellent teachers' handbook for using advanced philosophy in the classroom.

Little Big Minds

Author: Marietta McCarty
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 144064988X
Release Date: 2006-12-28
Genre: Education

A guide for parents and educators to sharing the enduring ideas of the biggest minds throughout the centuries—from Plato to Jane Addams—with the "littlest" minds. Children are no strangers to cruelty and courage, to love and to loss, and in this unique book teacher and educational consultant Marietta McCarty reveals that they are, in fact, natural philosophers. Drawing on a program she has honed in schools around the country over the last fifteen years, Little Big Minds guides parents and educators in introducing philosophy to K-8 children in order to develop their critical thinking, deepen their appreciation for others, and brace them for the philosophical quandaries that lurk in all of our lives, young or old. Arranged according to themes-including prejudice, compassion, and death-and featuring the work of philosophers from Plato and Socrates to the Dalai Lama and Martin Luther King Jr., this step-by-step guide to teaching kids how to think philosophically is full of excellent discussion questions, teaching tips, and group exercises.

Philosophy for Kids

Author: David A. White
Publisher: Prufrock Press Inc.
ISBN: 1882664701
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Education

This offers young people (from 10 up) the opportunity to become acquainted with the wonders of philosophy. Forty questions--arranged under Values, Knowledge, Reality, and Critcal Thinking--invite kids to think about questions that philosophers have been discussing since the time of the ancient Greeks. Each question includes a fun activity that allows kids to increase their understanding of philosophical concepts and issues and enjoy themselves at the same time.

Philosophy with Kids

Author: Chris De Haan
Publisher:
ISBN: 1741301548
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Thought and thinking

Contains ideas and activities suitable for all primary classes. The aim of Philosophy with Kids is to develop listening and thinking skills, problem solving and questioning techniques and co-operative behaviour. The skills developed are applicable through all the Key Learning Areas especially PD, Health and Literacy Development.

Big Ideas for Little Kids

Author: Thomas E. Wartenberg
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781475804461
Release Date: 2014-04-28
Genre: Education

Big Ideas for Little Kids includes everything a teacher, a parent, or a college student needs to teach philosophy to elementary school children from picture books. Written in a clear and accessible style, the book explains why it is important to allow young children access to philosophy during primary-school education. Wartenberg also gives advice on how to construct a "learner-centered" classroom, in which children discuss philosophical issues with one another as they respond to open-ended questions by saying whether they agree or disagree with what others have said.

Big Yoga for Little People

Author: Tristan R. Elliott
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 1515362485
Release Date: 2015-08-04
Genre:

Fun and interactive book series teaches kids that yoga is more than just poses. Satya teaches us not to be dishonest, and instead to be truthful in actions, words and thoughts.

Der Regenbogenfisch

Author: Marcus Pfister
Publisher: Verlag Friedrich Oetinger GmbH
ISBN: 9783862747115
Release Date: 2014-09-15
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Der Regenbogenfisch ist mit seinem schillernden Schuppenkleid der allerschönste Fisch im ganzen Ozean. Da er aber auch eitel und stolz ist, wird er mit der Zeit immer einsamer. Da merkt er, dass man Freunde nicht durch Schönheit gewinnen kann. Er überwindet seinen Stolz und beginnt, seine Glitzerschuppen an die anderen Fische zu verteilen.

Lost at School

Author: Ross W. Greene
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781501101496
Release Date: 2014-09-30
Genre: Education

The author of The Explosive Child counsels parents and educators on how to best safeguard the interests of children with behavioral, emotional, and social challenges, in a guide that identifies the misunderstandings and practices that are contributing to a growing number of challenged student failures. 60,000 first printing.

Philosophy Sucks Kids Right In Exploring Big Ideas with Young People Using Stories from Around the World

Author: Nel de Theije - Avontuur
Publisher: Hunter House Publishers
ISBN: 1630269263
Release Date: 2014-12-19
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Philosophizing -- considering life questions -- stimulates thinking: processing information, reasoning, thinking creatively, evaluating alternatives. Many children are natural philosophers. They observe the world around them from a young age, have a keen sense of right and wrong, and ask endless questions. Stories -- fables, fairy tales, parables -- are a classic device for teaching lessons about life, morality, chance, consequences, and other cultures to audiences both young and old. Philosophy Sucks...Kids Right In! is a guide that parents and educators can use to structure and guide this process. Contributors Nel de Theije-Avontuur and Leo Kaniok have collected 40 short stories that encourage children to ponder the themes of happiness, love, friendship, peace, freedom, respect, and equality -- and more. An introductory chart clearly lays out the age groupings the stories are appropriate for, a primary theme, possible secondary themes, and the teaching purpose of the story. Many stories come with discussion papers that suggest areas of exploration with children of different age groups (4-6, 6-8, 8-10, and 10-12) and grades. The open-ended questions encourage self-reflection and stimulate children to experience the stories more intensely and seek their own answers to the big questions of life.

Philosophy and Education

Author: Roberta Israeloff
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 9781443845595
Release Date: 2013-01-15
Genre: Education

Are children natural philosophers? They are curious about questions such as the meaning and purpose of being alive and whether we can know anything at all. Pre-college philosophy takes as a starting point young people’s inherent interest in large questions about the human condition. Philosophy and Education: Introducing Philosophy to Young People seeks to illuminate the ways in which philosophy can strengthen and deepen pre-college education. The book examines various issues involved in teaching philosophy to young people at different grade levels, including assessing what teachers need in order to teach philosophy and describing several models for introducing philosophy into schools. Ways to explore specific branches of philosophy – ethics, epistemology, metaphysics, aesthetics, and logic – through literature, thought experiments, and games and activities, as well as traditional philosophy texts, are described. The book’s final section considers student assessment and program evaluation, and analyzes the contributions pre-college philosophy can make to education in general. Teachers and educators – and parents – all want young people to grow up with the skills they need to pursue their own goals and become productive and successful adults. Thinking independently and reasoning clearly are central to these objectives. Philosophy helps students develop some of the analytic skills they need to engage in thoughtful decision-making throughout their lives, and the richness of the questions involved can help young people maintain their awareness of the world as marvelous and mysterious.

Treating Explosive Kids

Author: Ross W. Greene
Publisher: Guilford Press
ISBN: 9781606238462
Release Date: 2005-10-18
Genre: Psychology

The first comprehensive presentation for clinicians of the groundbreaking approach popularized in Ross Greene's acclaimed parenting guide, The Explosive Child, this book provides a detailed framework for effective, individualized intervention with highly oppositional children and their families. Many vivid examples and Q&A sections show how to identify the specific cognitive factors that contribute to explosive and noncompliant behavior, remediate these factors, and teach children and their adult caregivers how to solve problems collaboratively. The book also describes challenges that may arise in implementing the model and provides clear and practical solutions. Two special chapters focus on intervention in schools and in therapeutic/restrictive facilities.

Das Buch ohne Bilder

Author: B.J. Novak
Publisher: Blanvalet Verlag
ISBN: 9783641175139
Release Date: 2016-11-14
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Sie werden sicher denken, dass ein Buch ohne Bilder langweilig und sehr ernst ist. Außer ... wenn das Buch so funktioniert: Alles, was in diesem Buch steht, MUSS vorgelesen werden. Selbst wenn da steht: BLORK oder BLuuRF. Selbst wenn es sich um ein absurdes Lied handelt, das davon erzählt, wie Sie einen Floh zum Frühstück verspeisen. Selbst wenn dieses Buch Sie dazu bringt, komische und peinliche Geräusche zu machen. Und vor allem – wenn Sie und Ihre Kinder nicht mehr aufhören können zu lachen! Wunderbar schräg und total albern – Das Buch ohne Bilder gehört zu den Büchern, die Kinder immer wieder vorgelesen haben wollen und Eltern immer wieder gerne vorlesen. Sagen Sie nicht, wir hätten Sie nicht gewarnt – dieses Buch kennt kein Erbarmen! Mit Audio-Lesung. Gesamtspielzeit: 4:50 Min. E-Book mit Audio-Links: Je nach Hardware/Software können die Audio-Links direkt auf dem Endgerät abgespielt werden. In jedem Fall können die Audio-Links über jede Browser-Software geöffnet und über ein Audiogerät abgespielt werden.

The Everything Philosophy Book

Author: James Mannion
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 9781605505763
Release Date: 2002-07-01
Genre: Philosophy

A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.