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.

Magic Cleaning

Author: Marie Kondo
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 9783644491014
Release Date: 2013-03-01
Genre: Self-Help

Kaum jemandem macht es Spaß, aufzuräumen und sich von Dingen zu trennen. Die meisten von uns haben einfach nie gelernt, wirklich Ordnung zu halten. Denn auch beim Aufräumen gibt es den berühmten Jo-Jo-Effekt. Doch damit ist jetzt Schluss! Marie Kondo lässt keine Ausrede gelten. Die junge Japanerin hat eine bahnbrechende Strategie entwickelt, die auf wenigen simplen Grundsätzen beruht, aber dennoch höchst effektiv ist. So wird die Beschäftigung mit dem Gerümpel des Alltags schon mal zu einem Fest. Darüber hinaus sind die Auswirkungen, die Magic Cleaning tatsächlich auf unser Denken und unsere Persönlichkeit hat, noch viel erstaunlicher. Der Generalangriff auf das alltägliche Chaos macht uns zu selbstbewussten, zufriedenen, ausgeglichenen Menschen. Vereinfachen Sie Ihr Leben mit Magic Cleaning! Der Nr.-1-Bestseller aus Japan - über zwei Million verkaufte Exemplare

Matilda

Author: Roald Dahl
Publisher: Rowohlt Verlag GmbH
ISBN: 9783644574519
Release Date: 2016-08-26
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Matilda saß auf ihrem Platz in der zweiten Reihe und sagte kein Wort. Ein sonderbares Gefühl tiefer Ruhe und Sicherheit senkte sich über sie, und plötzlich merkte sie, dass sie sich vor nichts und niemandem auf der Welt mehr fürchtete. Matildas Verstand ist so hell und scharf, dass er selbst den beschränktesten Eltern auffallen müsste. Nur sind Matildas Eltern leider beschränkter als beschränkt. Schlimmer noch ist ihre Schuldirektorin: Frau Knüppelkuh hasst alle Kinder und macht ihnen das Leben zur Hölle. Doch da entdeckt Matilda, dass sie nicht nur ein Wunder-, sondern auch ein Zauberkind ist. Auf ihre Eltern und die fiese Frau Knüppelkuh warten böse Überraschungen ...

Das Wunder

Author: Emma Donoghue
Publisher: Verlagsgruppe Random House GmbH
ISBN: 9783641203528
Release Date: 2017-10-16
Genre: Fiction

Irland Mitte des 19. Jahrhunderts: In einem kleinen Dorf, dessen Bewohner tief im katholischen Glauben verwurzelt sind, staunt man über ein leibhaftiges Wunder. Seit vier Monaten hat die kleine Anna O'Donnell keine Nahrung zu sich genommen und ist doch durch Gottes Gnade gesund und munter. Die unglaubliche Geschichte lockt viele Gläubige an, aber es gibt auch Zweifler. Schließlich beauftragt man die resolute englische Krankenschwester Lib Wright, das elfjährige Mädchen zu überwachen. Auch ein Journalist reist an, um über den Fall zu berichten. Werden sie Zeugen eines ausgeklügelten Schwindels oder einer Offenbarung göttlicher Macht? Ihnen gefällt die Ausstattung unserer WUNDERRAUM-Titel? Wollen Sie mehr Geschichten lesen, die vom Kopf direkt ins Herz gehen? Dann laden Sie sich das kostenlose WUNDERRAUM-Leseproben-E-Book „Willkommen im WUNDERRAUM. Unsere neuen Bücher ab August 2017“ (978-3-641-22290-1) auf Ihren E-Book-Reader.

Esther das Wunderschwein

Author: Steve Jenkins
Publisher: btb Verlag
ISBN: 9783641201357
Release Date: 2016-09-12
Genre: Fiction

Als eine Bekannte den Tierfreund Steve Jenkins fragte, ob er nicht ein Minischwein adoptieren wolle, wusste Steve, dass sein Lebensgefährte Derek nicht gerade begeistert sein würde. Dennoch willigte er ein, sich des süßen kleinen Ferkels anzunehmen. Eine Entscheidung, die Dereks und sein Leben für immer verändern sollte. Denn rein gar nichts an Esther war »Mini« – in drei Jahren wurde sie zu einem ausgewachsenen Hausschwein von 335 Kilo. Doch trotz aller Schwierigkeiten und einer Menge buchstäblicher »Schweinereien« liebten die beiden Esther: nur wie sollte es in ihrer Stadtwohnung mitten in Toronto mit der tierischen WG weitergehen? Wieder fassten sie einen weitreichenden Entschluss: per Crowdfunding finanzierten sie ein Gnadenhof-Projekt für ehemalige Nutztiere. Heute leben sie mit Esther und vielen anderen tierischen Freunden auf dem Land in Ontario im Happily Ever Esther Farm Sanctuary.

Du neben mir und zwischen uns die ganze Welt

Author: Nicola Yoon
Publisher: Dressler Verlag
ISBN: 9783862729760
Release Date: 2015-09-17
Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Nominierung durch die Jugendjury für den Deutschen Jugendliteraturpreis 2016! Am Anfang war ein Traum. Und dann war Leben! Wenn ihr Leben ein Buch wäre, sagt Madeleine, würde sich beim Rückwärtslesen nichts ändern: Heute ist genau wie gestern und morgen wird sein wie heute. Denn Madeleine hat einen seltenen Immundefekt und ihr Leben lang nicht das Haus verlassen. Doch dann zieht nebenan der gut aussehende Olly ein - und Madeleine weiß, sie will alles, das ganze große, echte, lebendige Leben! Und sie ist bereit, dafür alles zu riskieren. So hat man die Liebe noch nie gelesen! Das neue Lieblingsbuch für Töchter und ihre Mütter: Eine außergewöhnlich berührende Liebesgeschichte für Fans von Jojo Moyes und John Green mit besonderen Illustrationen, Skizzen, Notizen und E-Mails.

Nonfiction Reading Power

Author: Adrienne Gear
Publisher: Pembroke Publishers Limited
ISBN: 9781551382296
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Education

How can you help students find meaning in informational texts and become independent strategic readers and thinkers? Nonfiction Reading Power gives teachers a wealth of effective strategies for helping students think while they read material in all subject areas. Using the best children's books to motivate students, Adrienne Gear shows teachers how help students zoom-in, question and infer; find the main idea, make connections, and transform what's on the printed page. Key introductory concept lessons for each of the five reading powers provide valuable insight into the purpose of each strategy. The book also explores the particular features of nonfiction and offers lists of key books organized around strategies and subject areas.

Adventures in Reasoning

Author: Jason J. Howard
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781475809114
Release Date: 2015-03-09
Genre: Education

Helping students think more critically, communicate ideas more effectively, and work more cooperatively with others are goals widely recognized as indispensable to a proper education. Adventures in Reasoning: Communal Inquiry Through Fantasy Role-Play provides middle school, high school, and even post-secondary teachers with a method to cultivate these crucial skill sets in a way that is engaging, academically rigorous, and also fun. The role-playing approach draws upon the pioneering notion of the community of inquiry as a vehicle for enhancing student learning and development through discussing philosophical concepts and issues. Students create characters that they then use to explore a rich fantasy world filled with practical and conceptual challenges specifically designed to enhance a wide range of cognitive and communication abilities. Drawing together the appeal of fantasy narratives with the rigor of communal inquiry, Adventures in Reasoning provides educators with a rich array of tools through which to engage students’ interests, capture their curiosity, and cultivate crucial cognitive and social skills. Some additional key features of this book include: step-by-step instructions on how to implement fantasy-gaming in the classroom tips on how to assess students’ critical and creative reasoning skills easy to understand rules for fantasy role-playing detailed adventure quests provided that target a wide array of skill sets overview of the pedagogical benefits of introducing philosophy and communal inquiry to middle and high school students lots of advice and suggestions on how to facilitate an effective community of inquiry and how to accommodate different class sizes and student abilities recommendations on how to use fantasy role-playing as a type of service learning in college classrooms

Ziemlich gute Gr nde am Leben zu bleiben

Author: Matt Haig
Publisher: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag
ISBN: 9783423429139
Release Date: 2016-03-18
Genre: Fiction

Authentisch und anrührend Ein Buch, das es eigentlich gar nicht geben dürfte. Denn mit 24 Jahren wird Matt Haig von einer lebensbedrohlichen Krankheit überfallen, von der er bis dahin kaum etwas wusste: einer Depression. Es geschieht auf eine physisch dramatische Art und Weise, die ihn buchstäblich an den Abgrund bringt. Dieses Buch beschreibt, wie er allmählich die zerstörerische Krankheit besiegt und ins Leben zurückfindet. Eine bewegende, witzige und mitreißende Hymne an das Leben und das Menschsein – ebenso unterhaltsam wie berührend.

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.

Philosophy in Education

Author: Jana Mohr Lone
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781442234796
Release Date: 2016-02-11
Genre: Education

Philosophy in Education: Questioning and Dialog in K-12 Classrooms is a textbook in the fields of pre-college philosophy and philosophy of education, intended for philosophers and philosophy students, K-12 classroom teachers, administrators and educators, policymakers, and pre-college practitioners of all kinds. The book offers a wealth of practical resources for use in elementary, middle school, and high school classrooms, as well as consideration of many of the broader educational, social, and political topics in the field, including the educational value of pre-college philosophy, the philosophies of education that inform this philosophical practice, and the relevance of pre-college philosophy for pressing issues in contemporary education (such as education reform, child development, and prejudice and privilege in classrooms). The book includes sections on: the expansion of philosophy beyond higher education to pre-college populations; the importance of wondering, questioning and reflection in K-12 education; the ways that philosophy is uniquely suited to help students cultivate critical reasoning and independent thinking capacities; how to develop classroom communities of philosophical inquiry and their potentially transformative impact on students; the cultivation of philosophical sensitivity and positive identity formation in childhood; strategies for recognizing and diminishing the impact of social inequalities in classrooms; and the relationship between introducing philosophy in schools and education reform.

The Interdependence of Teaching and Learning

Author: Bryant Griffith
Publisher: IAP
ISBN: 9781623961435
Release Date: 2013-03-01
Genre: Education

The varied chapters of this book seek to capture the complexities of teaching and learning in today's schools, and they share an interest in exploring the influences of knowledge construction in the moment and over time. Teaching and learning are human processes, interrelated and dynamic. We assembled this collection to unpack what it means to teach and to learn, teasing out some of the implications and challenges of such complicated educational processes that are often misconstrued as causal or linear. As educators currently residing in the United States, we find this a particularly pressing agenda, given the current focus on common core standards and reducing teaching and learning to conceptual and pedagogical stepbystep procedures. Our primary concern in putting together this book was to provide a conceptual and political foundation from which to construct and defend understandings and practices of teaching and learning that embody the complexity of educational endeavors and relationships. The isolation of teaching from learning, and the othering of both teachers and students, one from the other, suggests that knowledge is synonymous with information. This book challenges such assumptions. The project underlying this text can be seen as a means of rethinking how teachers' and students’ perspectives of practice and curriculum influence what learning opportunities are provided to students. Chapters written by established and new thinkers in the field of education demonstrate the ways in which teachers reformulate relationships between teaching and learning in school settings. Our second objective is to examine local constructions of knowledge over time and how those constructions are consequential for teacher and student learning. By examining patterns of practice and processes of knowledge construction in elementary, secondary, and undergraduate classrooms, the authors of these chapters lay a foundation for examining commonalities and differences in the construction of knowledge and practices across educational levels, disciplines, and inschool and outofschool settings.

Teaching Young Children Choices In Theory And Practice

Author: Mac Naughton, Glenda
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)
ISBN: 9780335235926
Release Date: 2008-11-01
Genre: Education

This book presents early childhood students and staff with a broad and diverse range of teaching techniques to support children's learning. It examines 26 techniques ranging from simple ones, such as describing and listening, to more complex methods, such as deconstruction and scaffolding. The strategies selected are derived from the best current research knowledge about how young children learn. A detailed evaluation of each strategy enables childcare staff, early childhood teachers and students to expand their repertoire of teaching strategies and to critically evaluate their own teaching in early childhood settings. Vignettes and examples show how early childhood staff use the techniques to support children's learning and help to bring the discussion of each technique to life. Revised and updated in light of the latest research, new features include: * Coverage of the phonics debate * Addition of ICT content * Questions for further discussion * Revision to the chapter on problem solving * Updated referencing throughout Teaching Young Children is key reading for students and experienced early childhood staff working in diverse settings with young children.

Jean Jacques Rousseau

Author: James R. Norton
Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group
ISBN: 1404204229
Release Date: 2005-08-01
Genre: Juvenile Nonfiction

Highlights the life and accomplishments of the Swiss philospher and musician who contributed to the Enlightenment.