• How Children Succeed Grit Curiosity and the Hidden Power of Character
    How Children Succeed Grit Curiosity and the Hidden Power of Character
    "Drop the flashcards--grit, character, and curiosity matter even more than cognitive skills. A persuasive wake-up call."--People

    Why do some children succeed while others fail? The story we usually tell about childhood and success is the one about intelligence: success comes to those who score highest on tests, from preschool admissions to SATs. But in How Children Succeed, Paul Tough argues that the qualities that matter more have to do with character: skills like perseverance, curiosity, optimism, and self-control. How Children Succeed introduces us to a new generation of researchers and educators, who, for the first time, are using the tools of science to peel back the mysteries of character. Through their stories--and the stories of the children they are trying to help--Tough reveals how this new knowledge can transform young people's lives. He uncovers the surprising ways in which parents do--and do not--prepare their children for adulthood. And he provides us with new insights into how to improve the lives of children growing up in poverty. This provocative and profoundly hopeful book will not only inspire and engage readers, it will also change our understanding of childhood itself.

    "Illuminates the extremes of American childhood: for rich kids, a safety net drawn so tight it's a harness; for poor kids, almost nothing to break their fall."--New York Times "I learned so much reading this book and I came away full of hope about how we can make life better for all kinds of kids."--Slate

    ISBN: 9780544104402
    Publication date: 01/01/2013
    Price: $33.99
    Author: Tough, Paul
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.99
  • How to Raise a Reader
    How to Raise a Reader
    Do you remember your first visit to where the wild things are? How about curling up for hours on end to discover the secret of the Philosopher's Stone? Combining clear, practical advice with inspiration, wisdom, tips, and curated reading lists, How to Raise a Reader, from the authors of the original and viral New York Times Books feature, shows you how to instil the joy and time-stopping pleasure of reading.

    Divided into four sections, from baby through teen, and each illustrated by a different artist, this book offers something useful on every page, whether it's how to develop rituals around reading or build a family library, or ways to engage a reluctant reader. A fifth section, 'More Books to Love: By Theme and Reading Level,' is chockful of expert recommendations. Throughout, the authors debunk common myths, assuage parental fears, and deliver invaluable lessons in a positive and easy-to-act-on way.

    ISBN: 9781523505302
    Publication date: 19/07/2019
    Price: $49.99
    Author: Paul, Pamela
    Format: Hard Back
    Price: $49.99
  • How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk
    How to Talk So Kids Will Listen and Listen So Kids Will Talk
    In this international bestseller, discover the number one practical guide to family life.

    Parenting experts Adele Faber and Elaine Mazlish provide effective step by step techniques to help you improve and enrich your relationships with your children.

    Learn how to:

    * Break a pattern of arguments
    * Cope with your child's negative feelings
    * Engage your child's co-operation
    * Set clear limits and still maintain goodwill
    * Express your anger without being hurtful
    * Resolve family conflicts peacefully

    ISBN: 9781848123090
    Publication date: 05/12/2012
    Price: $32.99
    Author: Faber, Adele
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $32.99
  • How to Talk so Teens will Listen and Listen so Teens will Talk
    How to Talk so Teens will Listen and Listen so Teens will Talk
    From the widely-acclaimed How to Talk series, discover the tools to combat the often stormy years of adolescence.

    Packed with practical, accessible advice and guidelines, both parents and teens will learn how to: Engage cooperation; Take appropriate action; Avoid lectures; Express your feelings and understand each other; Work out solutions together.

    ISBN: 9781853408571
    Publication date: 01/07/2006
    Price: $32.99
    Author: Faber, Adele
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $32.99
  • If Machine 30 Lesson Plans for Teaching Philosophy
    If Machine 30 Lesson Plans for Teaching Philosophy
    Fully updated edition with five brand new sessions and bonus features. Fully updated with new developments in the theory and practice of teaching philosophy, this new edition of the bestselling book, The If Machine, presents 30 clear, ready-to-use plans to teach philosophy in the classroom with children aged five to 13. Each tried-and-tested session offers an imaginary situation, followed by a series of questions to encourage children to challenge key philosophical ideas such as values and ethics, gender and identity, and existence and beauty. With a star system indicating the level of difficulty, this practical book by Peter Worley, founder of The Philosophy Foundation, outlines Peter's philosophical enquiry method, which he has developed over 20 years of teaching. This fantastic resource also includes a new hints and tips section, as well as a troubleshooting table with guidance and links to further resources about how to deal with common problems such as unanimity. Accompanied by a companion website featuring an introduction to the philosophy that inspired the ideas, The If Machine is a must-have resource for all classrooms.

    ISBN: 9781472969088
    Edition: 2
    Price: $41.99
    Author: Worley, Peter
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $41.99
  • Igniting Children's Writing
    Igniting Children's Writing
    Research by the Education Endowment Foundation has confirmed that developing metacognition (supporting pupils to think about and develop themselves as learners) is a strategy with high and proven impact. From Snakes and Ladders to Countdown Conundrums, this book provides 50 games to get children playing with and being comfortable around words by encouraging them to independently think and talk about their writing and reading choices. Igniting Children's Writing is the perfect resource for any teacher looking to develop literacy skills across the curriculum, and help their pupils gain confidence in reading, writing, thinking, spelling and talking.

    These 50 activities are not only extremely effective for Reading SATs preparation, but they are also fun, creative and can be easily adapted by teachers. Each game has been tried and tested by author Mark McCaughan, who is currently supporting schools where performance was low in the Reading SATs, and using the activities to great effect. This book also includes links to additional resources to be accessed via download.

    ISBN: 9781472951588
    Publication date: 19/04/2018
    Price: $29.99
    Author: Mccaughan, Mark
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.99
  • Incredible Teenage Brain: Everything You Need to Know to Unlock Your Teen's Potential
    Incredible Teenage Brain: Everything You Need to Know to Unlock Your Teen's Potential
    This book is a must read for anyone parenting, teaching or supporting teens, who wants to empower them to reach their potential. Written by a team of clinical psychologists, it leads you through tried and tested strategies to build strong relationships and improve communication with young people as they develop, learn and grow.

    In the book we learn that the 'teenage brain' is unique which gives us an incredible opportunity for change and development, but it is also a time when young people are particularly sensitive and potentially vulnerable . It guides you through ways to communicate effectively with teens without negatively affecting their self-esteem. There are plenty of tips about what to say, what not say and the best mindset to use with teens, day to day.

    The authors draw from the latest research in neuroscience and psychology, years of clinical expertise and first-hand parenting experience. It's relatable like your best friend's advice, and informed by scientific evidence - easy to read, hard to put down.

    ISBN: 9781785925573
    Publication date: 21/10/2019
    Price: $44.99
    Author: Hohnen, Bettina
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $44.99
  • Internal Flame
    Internal Flame
    New insights into silent inflammation, longevity and the science of functional food.

    This book is likely to be an international best seller! Putting into practice the advice here could help reduce sickness and disease for millions.

    You may be lucky enough to enjoy good health until the very end of your days, but the odds are against it. As you get older, the chances go up that something big, like a stroke or cancer, will drag down your quality of life. If you're already leading a healthy lifestyle, there's still more you can you do to fight sickness and disease. This is the story of inflammation and health-what goes wrong as we age, and what you can do about it.

    ISBN: 9780473455736
    Publication date: 19/02/2019
    Price: $39.99
    Author: Mulgan, Dr. Roderick
    Format: Trade Paperback
    Price: $39.99
  • Interventions
    Interventions
    100 Ideas for Secondary Teachers: Interventions focuses on low-effort, high-impact interventions that can be used at Key Stages 3 to 5. It includes tips for improving academic performance, ways of raising standards of teaching and learning, and plans for promoting a rich culture for learning and high expectations. This dip-in-and-out guide shares a wide range of practical and manageable solutions to improve interventions in the classroom.

    As a teacher you are pushed every year to improve the results of your learners but no one ever really tells you how to do it! Regrettably, there are no quick fixes or silver bullets to unlocking the potential of students and this can be challenging at the best of times. However, assistant headteacher Laura O'Leary presents 100 ideas, techniques and activities for effective interventions that can be used throughout the school year to raise attainment and improve the progress of every student.

    This invaluable resource focuses on specific areas for intervention including common barriers to achievement, such as behaviour, attendance and organisational skills, supporting key cohorts (pupil premium and students with SEND and EAL), and literacy and numeracy skills. There are even ideas for ensuring that students are revision and exam ready. 100 Ideas for Secondary Teachers: Interventions is ideal for all secondary teachers, leaders, SENCOs and teaching assistants who wish to plan effective interventions that will enable young people to succeed.

    ISBN: 9781472963253
    Publication date: 13/06/2019
    Price: $29.99
    Author: 100 Ideas For Secondary Teachers
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.99
  • Just Great Teaching: How to Tackle the Top Ten Issues in Uk Classrooms
    Just Great Teaching: How to Tackle the Top Ten Issues in Uk Classrooms
    Ross Morrison McGill, bestselling author of Mark. Plan. Teach. and Teacher Toolkit, pinpoints the top ten key issues that schools in Great Britain are facing today, and provides strategies, ideas and techniques for how these issues can be tackled most effectively.

    We often talk about the challenges of teacher recruitment and retention, about new initiatives and political landscapes, but day in, day out, teachers and schools are delivering exceptional teaching and most of it is invisible. Ross uncovers, celebrates, analyses and disseminates best practice in teaching. This is supported by case studies and research undertaken by Ross in ten primary and secondary schools across Great Britain, including a pupil referral unit and private, state and grammar schools, as well as explanations from influential educationalists as to why and how these ideas work. Ross explores the issues of marking and assessment, planning, teaching and learning, teacher wellbeing, student mental health, behaviour and exclusions, SEND, curriculum, research-led practice and CPD.

    This book inspires readers to open their eyes to how particular problems can be resolved and how other schools are already doing this effectively. It is packed with ideas and advice for all primary and secondary classroom teachers and school leaders keen to provide the best education they possibly can for our young people today.

    ISBN: 9781472964236
    Publication date: 05/09/2019
    Price: $29.99
    Author: Mcgill, Ross Morrison
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.99
  • Lead Like a Pirate: Make School Amazing for Your Students and Staff
    Lead Like a Pirate: Make School Amazing for Your Students and Staff
    Are You a Treasure Seeker?

    Pirates are on a constant quest for riches, but PIRATE Leaders seek even greater rewards: amazing schools, engaged students, and empowered educators who know they are making a difference.

    In Lead Like a PIRATE, education leaders Shelley Burgess and Beth Houf map out the character traits necessary to captain a school or district. You'll learn where to find the treasure that's already in your classrooms and schools--and how to bring out the very best in your educators.

    What does it take to be a PIRATE Leader?

    Passion--both professional and personal

    A willingness to Immerse yourself in your work

    Good Rapport with your staff, students and community

    The courage to Ask questions and Analyze what is and isn't working

    The determination to seek positive Transformation

    And the kind of Enthusiasm that gets others excited about education

    The ultimate goal for any education leader is to create schools and districts where students and staff are knocking down the doors to get in rather than out. This book will equip and encourage you to be relentless in your quest to make school amazing for your students, staff, parents, and communities.

    Are you ready to set sail?

    ISBN: 9781946444004
    Publication date: 16/03/2017
    Price: $67.99
    Author: Burgess, Shelley And Houf, Ben
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $67.99
  • Literacy
    Literacy
    From the creator of The Literacy Shed, 100 Ideas for Primary Teachers: Literacy is packed with new, interesting and practical ideas for new teachers as well as those whose classroom practice needs reinvigorating.

    The book covers all aspects of literacy in primary school, with sections on grammar, reading comprehension and writing skills. These sections take teachers from the basics through to some more complicated skills within literacy plus ideas for using fiction and non-fiction, the classics and Shakespeare. There is an emphasis on visual literacy and film literacy as it has so many benefits for students, in particular boys, who may be reluctant readers and writers.

    ISBN: 9781472948861
    Publication date: 11/01/2018
    Price: $29.99
    Author: 100 Ideas For Primary Teachers
    Format: Paperback
    Price: $29.99
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