Author: Barbara A. Lewis
Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing
Release Date: 2012-08-27
This flexible resource combines character education with analogies to powerful stories from nature. The heart of each of the book’s 25 lessons is an engaging story, written to kids, describing a particular animal or plant and its distinctive qualities. Busy classroom teachers will like this book’s accessibility and flexibility. Kids can read a story individually or in groups, or follow along as the teacher reads it aloud. Accompanying each story, teachers will find several activities—most of them quick, easy, and requiring few supplies—that further investigate animals or plants and the connections between their qualities and human behaviors. Every lesson examines several main character traits, providing starting points and sample questions for discussing and exploring analogies between events in nature and human acts of character. Features include a chart cross-referencing lessons to specific character traits and a list of further resources. Digital content contains more than 75 reproducible forms, a complete bonus lesson, and a color photograph of each animal and plant.
Release Date: 2005
Genre: American literature
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Author: Gordon G. Vessels
Publisher: Praeger Publishers
Release Date: 1998-08
Finally there is a book available that approaches the topic of character education scientifically, objectively, and comprehensively. It includes a developmentally appropriate K-12 core curriculum, a description of many strategies and techniques, and seven new program evaluation instruments.
We learn often in life, but only once as a child. This popular book will help future teachers make the most of this special time. Here is complete coverage of how children learn, what they can learn, and how to teach them. The focus is on creating a child-centered curriculum that addresses children's needs in all developmental areas–physical, social, emotional, creative, and cognitive. The authors provide a wealth of meaningful teaching strategies–accompanied by lesson plans, activities, recipes, and more–that will meet the needs and interests of children ages three to eight, all synchronized to these children's developmental skills and cognitive capabilities. For teachers and future teachers specializing in Early Childhood Education.
Author: Patricia L. Sitlington
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Social Science
This book covers the transition of individuals with mild and moderate disabilities to all aspects of adult life. It includes not only the transition to employment, but also the transition to future living and post-secondary educational environments. Transition Education and Services for Adolescents with Disabilities builds upon the success of past editions, but it also presents a new and fresh look at the areas of transition education and transition services. Two separate models are proposed: one to cover transition education and the other to provide an overview of transition services. The separate-but-equal emphasis on each model component will help readers see their own roles more clearly. For those in pre-service education programs as well as those currently in the field.
Imagine a school where students don't just learn to read and write-they "choose" to read and write, and do it with enthusiasm. Now, Shelley Harwayne takes us behind the scenes at the Manhattan New School.