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Teach Me to Do It Myself: Montessori Activities for You and Your Child

Teach Me to Do It Myself: Montessori Activities for You and Your Child Lowest new price: $7.85
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Author: Maja Pitamic
Brand: Pitamic, Maja

Based on the key Montessori principle that children learn best through active experience, Teach Me to Do It Myself presents simple activities through which children explore and develop their skills. These skill areas include sensory perceptions, body coordination, language, understanding of numbers, and movement. This practical, color-illustrated parenting book is filled with activities and instructions for overseeing children as they carry out a variety of learning activities. Most activities will seem simple to parents, because once mastered, adults perform them automatically. However, toddlers experience a sense of accomplishment and self-worth when they learn to perform them independently. The many activities start with dressing and personal hygiene, then go on to include . . .

  • Pouring activities
  • Threading and sewing activities
  • Peg activities
  • Cutting with scissors
  • Sorting activities by touch
  • A color matching game
  • Making musical scales with bottles and water
  • Using alphabet tiles to make words
  • Growing things in a window box
  • Making finger puppets
Activities are described in detail and include checklists of needed items, as well as variations and related activities for children to try.

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  • Barron s Educational Series

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Cambridge Latin Course, Unit 2: The North American, 4th Edition (North American Cambridge Latin Course) (English and Latin Edition)

Cambridge Latin Course, Unit 2: The North American, 4th Edition (North American Cambridge Latin Course) (English and Latin Edition) Lowest new price: $20.48
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Author: North American Cambridge Classics Project
Brand: Cambridge University Press

The Fourth Edition Cambridge Latin Course is an introductory program organized into four well-integrated units. Cambridge's proven approach includes a stimulating continuous story line, interwoven grammatical development and cultural information, supportive illustrations and photographs, and a complete Language Information section. Reading is the heart of the Cambridge Latin Course, and all the elements of the program - illustrations, vocabulary, grammar and syntax, cultural contexts and references, activities - are carefully introduced and arranged to provide students with the skills they need to read with comprehension and enjoyment from the very first page. Student Book The most effective tool for students and teachers of Latin! A continuous and motivating story line captures and holds students' imagination. . . The logical pattern of each Stage and careful integration among Stages and Units train students to read Latin with ease and to understand the culture of the Romans. . . Clear language explanations and examples and ample practice insure student mastery of Latin. . . And rich illustrations bring the works and experiences of the Romans to life.

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  • Cambridge University Press

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Great Group Games: 175 Boredom-Busting, Zero-Prep Team Builders for All Ages

Great Group Games: 175 Boredom-Busting, Zero-Prep Team Builders for All Ages Lowest new price: $11.61
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Author: Susan Ragsdale
Brand: IPG - Int'l Pub Group

Whether it’s the kick-off of an event, a 20-minute gap between functions, or an all-day or multiday retreat, this sourcebook suggests a wide array of solutions for keeping young people upbeat, engaged, and unified. Offering icebreakers, “straight-up” games, and reflection activities, the book provides instructions for staging meaningful, fun interactions that encourage participants to think. Games are organized in sections identifying various stages of group-building, ranging from establishing foundational relationships and building upon them to transitions and celebrations. Among the games included are: Change Over—turn a tarp completely over while always remaining on the tarp; Common Ground—Which team has the most in common?; and You’re a Star—team members guess whose celebrity name is on their backs. Details on timing and supplies are also featured for each activity.

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Let's Talk About S-E-X: A Guide for Kids 9 to 12 and Their Parents

Let's Talk About S-E-X: A Guide for Kids 9 to 12 and Their Parents Lowest new price: $6.82
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Author: Sam Gitchel
Brand: The Book Peddlers

First created by Planned Parenthood/Mar Monte in the late 1980's, this well loved, updated guide insures that children will be given accurate, age-appropriate information about sex. This read-together book helps to begin an open dialogue in the family.
Parents and educators will find discussions of feelings, respecting oneself and others, what's normal, making sense of love and sex, and helpful advice. The book is filled with sound information, illustrations and diagrams, appropriate body terminology, information on STDs and more. Here, the changes all preteens go through are explaned in a simple, straight-forward manner.
In the Parent's Guide (in the back of the book) is the information on how approach the BIG TALK in a way that is comfortable and positive.

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  • Let s Talk About S E X A Guide for Kids 9 to 12 and Their Parents

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Don't Shoot the Dog: The New Art of Teaching and Training

Don't Shoot the Dog: The New Art of Teaching and Training Lowest new price: $6.53
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Author: Karen Pryor
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A Better Way to Better Behavior

Karen Pryor's clear and entertaining explanation of behavioral training methods made Don't Shoot the Dog! a bestselling classic. Now this revised edition presents more of her insights into animal—and human—behavior.

A groundbreaking behavioral scientist and dynamic animal trainer, Karen Pryor is a powerful proponent of the principles and practical uses of positive reinforcement in teaching new behaviors. Here are the secrets of changing behavior in pets, kids—even yourself—without yelling, threats, force, punishment, guilt trips...or shooting the dog:

•The principles of the revolutionary "clicker training" method, which owes its phenomenal success to its immediacy of response—so there is no question what action you are rewarding
•8 methods of ending undesirable habits—from furniture-clawing cats to sloppy roommates
•The 10 laws of "shaping" behavior–for results without strain or pain through "affection training"
•Tips for house-training the dog, improving your tennis game, or dealing with an impossible teen
•Explorations of exciting new uses for reinforcement training

Learn why pet owners rave, "This book changed our lives!" and how these pioneering techniques can work for you too.

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  • Don't Shoot the Dog: The New Art of Teaching and Training

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Beating Them All! Thirty Days to a Magic Score on Any Elementary Literacy Instruction Exam for Teacher Certification

Beating Them All! Thirty Days to a Magic Score on Any Elementary Literacy Instruction Exam for Teacher Certification Lowest new price: $34.07
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Author: Chris Nicholas Boosalis
Brand: Boosalis, Chris Nicholas

The Magic Score is a universal preparation manual that will assist test-takers across the country beat any elementary reading instruction exam ( National Evaluation Systems, Inc. (NES) exam) The strategies and methods presented in this text are research-based and will allow candidates pass the exams on their first attempt.

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Think: A Compelling Introduction to Philosophy

Think: A Compelling Introduction to Philosophy Lowest new price: $9.42
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Author: Simon Blackburn
Brand: imusti

Here at last is a coherent, unintimidating introduction to the challenging and fascinating landscape of Western philosophy. Written expressly for "anyone who believes there are big questions out there, but does not know how to
approach them," Think provides a sound framework for exploring the most basic themes of philosophy, and for understanding how major philosophers have tackled the questions that have pressed themselves most forcefully on human consciousness.

Simon Blackburn, author of the best-selling Oxford Dictionary of Philosophy, begins by making a convincing case for the relevance of philosophy and goes on to give the reader a sense of how the great historical figures such as Plato, Hume, Kant, Descartes, and others have approached its central themes. In a lively and accessible style, Blackburn
approaches the nature of human reflection and how we think, or can think, about knowledge, fate, ethics, identity, God, reason, and truth. Each chapter explains a major issue, and gives the reader a self-contained guide through the problems that the philosophers have studied. Because the text approaches these issues from the gound up, the untrained reader will emerge from its pages able to explore other philosophies with greater pleasure and understanding and be able to think--philosophically--for him or herself.

Philosophy is often dismissed as a purely academic discipline with no relation to the "real" world non-philosophers are compelled to inhabit. Think dispels this myth and offers a springboard for all those who want to learn how the basic techniques of thinking shape our virtually every aspect of our existence.

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  • Oxford University Press, USA

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Powerful Writing Strategies for All Students

Powerful Writing Strategies for All Students Lowest new price: $34.25
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Author: Karen Harris Ed.D.
Brand: Harris, Karen R./ Graham, Steve/ Mason, Linda H./ Friedlander, Barbara/ Reid, Robert (FRW)

Finally—highly effective, field-tested lesson plans for the students in every elementary and middle school classroom who struggle with writing. The practical how-to follow-up to Graham and Harris's popular Writing Better, this book is just what K–8 educators need to advance all students' writing skills, whether they have learning disabilities or just need extra help.

Teachers will get concise lesson plans they can use to easily supplement their existing writing curriculum. From 20 to 50 minutes each, the lessons

  • address types of writing that are key to academic success, such as writing reports and constructing essays for standardized tests
  • help with every phase of the writing process, from planning to revising
  • reinforce new skills through group and individual practice
  • ensure that improvements are sustained by teaching students critical self-regulation skills they can use independently
  • support effective instruction with step-by-step guidelines and optional scripts for teachers
  • engage students with mnemonic devices they'll immediately grasp and remember
  • include fun photocopiable support materials, such as cue cards, picture prompts, sheets for graphing story parts, and charts for brainstorming and setting goals

Firmly grounded in the authors' Self-Regulated Strategy Development approach, which has been proven effective by 2 decades of research, these brief, powerful lessons will help transform struggling students into confident, skilled, and motivated writers.

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When I Feel Sad (The Way I Feel Books)

When I Feel Sad (The Way I Feel Books) Lowest new price: $3.45
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Author: Cornelia Maude Spelman
Brand: Albert Whitman & Co
Model: 9780807588994

Readers will recognize similiar experiences in their own lives as this little guinea pig describes feeling sad when someone is cross or when something bad happens. Eventually our heroine realizes that feeling sad doesn't last forever.

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The College Administrator's Survival Guide

The College Administrator's Survival Guide Lowest new price: $26.88
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Author: C. K. Gunsalus
Brand: Brand: Harvard University Press

Late one afternoon, as you are organizing your new office as department chair, one of the senior members of the department drops by. He affably informs you of his plans for the coming semester: that contrary to the published class schedule, he only teaches on Tuesday afternoon, Wednesday, and Thursday morning, so as to have the weekends free for travel; that he expects the office staff to start his coffeemaker by 10 a.m. sharp on his teaching days; and that since he hasn't been assigned a research assistant, his teaching assistant will do research tasks, including errands. What do you say? What do you do?

Never mind budgets or curriculum reform: staff problems can be the most thorny of any academic administrator's job. Every day, professors who have never run anything bigger than a seminar find themselves in charge of a complex and volatile organization called a Department of English (or Biology, or Sociology, or Textile Marketing). What should they do?

In this book, a widely respected advisor on academic administration and ethics offers tips, insights, and tools on handling complaints, negotiating disagreements, responding to accusations of misconduct, and dealing with difficult personalities. With humor and generosity, C. K. Gunsalus applies scenarios based on real-life cases, examples from negotiation, law, and child-rearing to guide novice (and experienced) academic administrators through the dilemmas of management in not-entirely-manageable environments.

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  • Used Book in Good Condition

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