Engaging Children with Print

Engaging Children with Print Author Laura M. Justice
ISBN-10 9781462514830
Year 2013-12-17
Pages 214
Language en
Publisher Guilford Publications
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Preschool teachers and early childhood professionals know that storybook reading is important, but they may not know how to maximize its benefits for later reading achievement. This indispensable guide presents research-based techniques for using reading aloud to intentionally and systematically build children's knowledge of print. Simple yet powerful strategies are provided for teaching preschoolers about book and print organization, print meaning, letters, and words, all while sharing engaging, commercially available books. Appendices include a detailed book list and 60 reproducibles that feature activities and prompts keyed to each text.

Engaging Children s Minds

Engaging Children s Minds Author Lilian Katz
ISBN-10 1567505007
Year 2000
Pages 215
Language en
Publisher Greenwood Publishing Group
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This new edition incorporates many insights and strategies the authors have learned while working extensively with teachers to implement the project approach. Since the popular first edition was published in 1989, the authors have continued to help teachers around the world understand the benefits of this approach. Katz and Chard discuss in great detail the philosophical, theoretical, and research bases of project work. The typical phases are presented and detailed suggestions for implementing each one are described. Using specific examples, this book clarifies and articulates the process and benefits of the project approach. These specific examples outline how children's intellectual development is enhanced. Years of working with teachers and young children from preschool to primary age provide the authors with first hand experience for employing the project approach. Helpful guidelines will aid teachers in working with this approach comfortably in order to gain the interset of children and in order for those to grow and florish mentally.

Engaging Children in Family Therapy

Engaging Children in Family Therapy Author Catherine Ford Sori
ISBN-10 9781135413194
Year 2012-12-06
Pages 304
Language en
Publisher Routledge
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A common question at the initial meeting of a family therapist and a new client(s) is often whether or not to include a child or children in the counseling sessions. The inclusion of a child in the family therapy process often changes the dynamic between client and therapist -- and between the clients themselves -- within the context of the counseling sessions. And yet, although this is such a common experience, many counselors and family therapists are not adequately equipped to advise parents on whether to include a child in therapy sessions. Once the child does make an appearance in the counseling session, the therapist is faced with the challenges inherent in caring for a child, in addition to many concerns due to the unique circumstance of the structured therapy. Counseling a child in the context of a family therapy session is a specific skill that has not received the attention that it deserves. This book is intended as a guide for both novice and experienced counselors and family therapists, covering a wide range of topics and offering a large body of information on how to effectively counsel children and their families. It includes recent research on a number of topics including working with children in a family context, the exclusion of children from counseling, and counselor training methods and approaches, the effectiveness of filial play therapy, the effects of divorce on children, and ADHD. Theoretical discussion is given to different family therapy approaches including family play therapy and filial play therapy. Central to the text are interviews with leaders in the field, including Salvador Minuchin, Eliana Gil, Rise VanFleet and Lee Shilts. A chapter devoted to ethical and legal issues in working with children in family counseling provides a much-needed overview of this often overlooked topic. Chapters include discussion of specific skills relevant to child counseling in the family context, case vignettes and examples, practical tips for the counselor, and handouts for parents.

Children s Literature in the Classroom

Children s Literature in the Classroom Author Diane M. Barone
ISBN-10 9781606239391
Year 2010
Pages 242
Language en
Publisher Guilford Press
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This guide provides a wealth of ideas for incorporating high-quality children's books of all kinds into K-6 classrooms. Numerous practical strategies are presented for engaging students with picturebooks, fiction, nonfiction, and nontraditional texts. --from publisher description

Goal Setting and Motivation in Therapy

Goal Setting and Motivation in Therapy Author Jenny Ziviani
ISBN-10 9780857008282
Year 2015-06-21
Pages 256
Language en
Publisher Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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Drawing together motivational theory, research-based evidence and guidance for best practice, this book presents innovative models for goal-setting and goal pursuit in therapy with children. Setting goals not only allows children, and their families, to engage with the overall therapeutic process, but it also provides an essential motivational element throughout the entire therapeutic process. The editors and contributors give practical advice on empathically collaborating with the child and his or her family, to clearly identify achievable goals that can be wholeheartedly pursued. Key information on Self-Determination Theory (SDT) is accessibly explained, which will aid professional understanding of the relationship between motivation, goal-setting, and strong therapeutic practice. The approaches in this book can be used by a wide range of professionals, including those who specialise in working with children with physical disabilities, learning disabilities, and emotional and behavioural difficulties. The combination of theory, research and practical advice makes this book an essential resource for professionals working therapeutically with children, including occupational therapists, speech and language therapists, physiotherapists, counsellors, psychologists, social workers, arts therapists and psychotherapists.

Engaging Children s Minds The Project Approach 3rd Edition

Engaging Children s Minds  The Project Approach  3rd Edition Author Lilian G. Katz
ISBN-10 9781440828447
Year 2014-09-26
Pages 240
Language en
Publisher ABC-CLIO
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Now in its third edition, this book shows teachers how to incorporate the Project Approach into early childhood and elementary curricula, engaging children intellectually and heightening their capacities for thinking, hypothesizing, reasoning, and expressing their natural curiosity. • Presents the philosophical, theoretical, and research bases of project work that serve to explain how the Project Approach enables children to make better, more in-depth and accurate sense of their experiences and phenomena in their everyday environment • Includes descriptions of numerous projects implemented with children in a wide variety of settings to guide teachers through developing their own successful projects with children • Provides a comprehensively updated new edition of the well-known standard book on the Project Approach

Musical Children

Musical Children Author Carolynn Lindeman
ISBN-10 9781317346364
Year 2015-09-25
Pages 264
Language en
Publisher Routledge
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Musical Children: Engaging Children in Musical Experiences by Carolyn Lindeman is the only text that focuses on the teaching of preschool and kindergarten students and the important role music plays in a their educations and lives. Music educators are increasingly recognizing the importance of teaching musical skills as early as the preschool years. This book presents the latest research emphasizing real life applications so that teachers can achieve their goal of creating more musically creative children. The book presents 25 strategies for engaging children who are learning music based on the latest Music Educators National Conference (MENC) standards. It includes reproducible student activity charts, a song selection of 40 notated melodies, a collection of chants, and resource materials for any new teacher to reference. Musical Children is not only an excellent text in any Music Education classroom, but an excellent resource for any preschool or kindergarten teacher. Written by a leading authority on early childhood music education, the text will be used in courses on Elementary Methods and Fundamentals of Music Education.

Engaging Primary Children in Mathematics

Engaging Primary Children in Mathematics Author Margaret Sangster
ISBN-10 9781472580283
Year 2016-02-25
Pages 176
Language en
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
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Effective teaching is a combination of technical skills and knowledge but good teachers also need to understand how children learn and how they can most effectively be taught. Engaging Primary Children in Mathematics explores the various strategies for engaging children in mathematical learning in the light of theory and practice and is designed to talk straight to the teacher/student about their classroom approach to the teaching of primary mathematics. The importance of creating a learning environment in which children can learn to be young mathematicians, where they can explore, create and solve problems, cannot be underestimated. Margaret Sangster explores how students and practitioners can develop their practice by reviewing a range of approaches to the teaching of mathematics and the development of those young mathematicians, with examples of thought-provoking activities to inform their own practice.

Musical Children

Musical Children Author Carolynn A. Lindeman
ISBN-10 0136043844
Year 2011
Pages 252
Language en
Publisher Prentice Hall
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Musical Children: Engaging Children in Musical Experiences by Carolyn Lindeman is the only text that focuses on the teaching of preschool and kindergarten students and the important role music plays in a their educations and lives. Music educators are increasingly recognizing the importance of teaching musical skills as early as the preschool years. This book presents the latest research emphasizing real life applications so that teachers can achieve their goal of creating more musically creative children. The book presents 25 strategies for engaging children who are learning music based on the latest Music Educators National Conference (MENC) standards. It includes reproducible student activity charts, a song selection of 40 notated melodies, a collection of chants, and resource materials for any new teacher to reference. Musical Children is not only an excellent text in any Music Education classroom, but an excellent resource for any preschool or kindergarten teacher. Written by a leading authority on early childhood music education, the text will be used in courses on Elementary Methods and Fundamentals of Music Education.

Promoting Emotional Education

Promoting Emotional Education Author Carmel Cefai
ISBN-10 9781843109969
Year 2009
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher Jessica Kingsley Publishers
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This book suggests adopting educational practices which encourage feelings of emotional security, promote trusting and supportive relationships and reflect students' views and feelings; essential qualities for healthy personal and social development in children and young people.

Engaging Children in Science

Engaging Children in Science Author Ann C. Howe
ISBN-10 0135983436
Year 1998
Pages 352
Language en
Publisher Prentice Hall
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A guide to an activity-based course in science teaching methods for both pre-service and in-service teachers. Material is presented in the from of an extended interaction between a new and an experienced teacher. Lays out the theoretical foundation for constructivism, and covers recent ideas on incl

Engaging Young Children in Mathematics

Engaging Young Children in Mathematics Author Douglas H. Clements
ISBN-10 9780805842104
Year 2004
Pages 474
Language en
Publisher Routledge
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Engaging Young Children in Mathematics: Standards for Early Childhood Mathematics Education brings together the combined wisdom of a diverse group of experts involved with early childhood mathematics. The book originates from the landmark 2000 Conference on Standards for Pre-kindergarten and Kindergarten Mathematics Education, attended by representatives from almost every state developing standards for young children's mathematics; federal government officials; mathematicians; mathematics educators; researchers from mathematics education, early childhood education, and psychology; curriculum developers; teachers; policymakers; and professionals from organizations such as the National Conference of Teachers of Mathematics and the National Association for the Education of Young Children. The main goal of the Conference was to work collectively to help those responsible for framing and implementing early childhood mathematics standards. Although it has its roots in the Conference, the expanded scope of the standards and recommendations covered in this book includes the full range of kindergarten to grade 2. The volume is organized into two main parts and an online appendix (http://www.gse.buffalo.edu/org/conference/). Part One, Major Themes and Recommendations, offers a framework for thinking about pre-kindergarten - grade 2 mathematics education and specific recommendations. Part Two, Elaboration of Major Themes and Recommendations, provides substantive detail regarding young students' understandings of mathematical ideas. Each Part includes five parallel subsections: "Standards in Early Childhood Education"; "Math Standards and Guidelines"; "Curriculum, Learning, Teaching, and Assessment"; "Professional Development"; and "Toward the Future: Implementation and Policy." As a whole the book: * presents comprehensive summaries of research that provide specific guidelines for standards, curriculum, and teaching; * takes the recent reports and recommendations for early childhood mathematics education to the next level; * integrates practical details and research throughout; and * provides a succinct, but thorough review of research on the topics, sequences, and learning trajectories that children can and should learn at each of their first years of life, with specific developmental guidelines that suggest appropriate content for each topic for each year from 2-year-olds to 7-year-olds. This is an indispensable volume for mathematics educators, researchers, curriculum developers, teachers and policymakers, including those who create standards, scope and sequences, and curricula for young children and professional teacher development materials, and students in mathematics education, early childhood trainers, teacher educators, and faculty in mathematics education.

Exploring and Engaging Spirituality for Today s Children

Exploring and Engaging Spirituality for Today s Children Author La Verne Tolbert
ISBN-10 9781625641229
Year 2014-05-19
Pages 364
Language en
Publisher Wipf and Stock Publishers
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Exploring and Engaging Spirituality for Today's Children: A Holistic Approach answers questions about the most effective ways to help children, pre-teens, and teens develop spiritually. This collection of research gleaned from presentations during the Fourth Triennial Children's Spirituality Conference at Concordia University in 2012 is divided into four major sections: (1) theological and historical foundations, (2) engaging parents and congregations, (3) engaging methodologies, and (4) exploring children at risk, child pornography, social justice, intercultural diversity, and abstinence education. Researchers acknowledge that the home is the foundation for Christian nurture. In Exploring and Engaging Spirituality for Today's Children, both scholars and ministry leaders come together with parents to promote a holistic environment where children are encouraged to love, respect, and obey God. From birth to high school, children's voices resonate throughout these studies as they are invited to share their reflections and experiences. Exploring and Engaging Spirituality for Today's Children is a lively, easy-to-read collection that reflects a broad range of faith traditions and is ideal for all those who are committed to the spiritual development of children.

Shared Storybook Reading

Shared Storybook Reading Author Helen K. Ezell
ISBN-10 1557668000
Year 2005
Pages 216
Language en
Publisher Brookes Publishing Company
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Learn how to make the most of shared reading with this practical guide, filled with strategies for creating an enriching atmosphere and actively engaging children during storybook reading.