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Helping children learn accidentally

Author: Hywel Roberts

Publisher: Crown House Publishing

ISBN: 178135040X

Category: Education

Page: 208

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This book is about engaging learners in great learning. It's about the dance that happens behind positive engagement - the cool moves and steps a teacher needs to choreograph in order to create a context where great learning can happen - and about the importance of relationships in engagement and how rapport can be learned. The book also shines a spotlight on the role of the teacher and how he or she can do the right things to get the absolute best from students.Some of the best learning takes place when, rather than imposing on young people a pre-determined curriculum, you find the stimulus that is relevant and engaging for them and build from there. Then the curriculum starts to emerge in a way that simply hooks students into learning almost despite themselves. There is nothing for them to push against ('What's the point?!' 'This is boring..!') as they have helped shape the direction of the lesson in a way that makes it real and useful to them. All this without them even realising what is going on!They have been 'lured into learning' and the process is shared with teachers in this book, with examples as to how it can be done and how the author has done it. Reading this book will support teachers in developing ideas that motivate everybody in the classroom, from infants to secondary and beyond.Whether you're new to teaching or have vast experience you will find in this book inspiration to raise achievement, improve behaviour and enhance creativity in the classroom and you will change the way you approach lesson planning forever.

Oops!

Helping Children Learn Accidentally

Author: Hywel Roberts

Publisher: Independent Thinking Press

ISBN: 9781781350096

Category: Education

Page: 193

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Advises teachers on how best to get students to learn without realizing they are being taught.

Uncharted Territories

Adventures in learning

Author: Hywel Roberts,Debra Kidd

Publisher: Crown House Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1781353034

Category: Education

Page: 160

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Hywel Roberts and Debra Kidd’s Uncharted Territories: Adventures in learning is a book of prompts, provocations and possibilities designed to nourish creativity and generate ideas that will get teachers and pupils excited about learning. In this time of high-stakes testing, growing mental health issues among young people and increasing pressure on teachers to focus on rote repetition and practice papers, we have to step back and ask: “What is the purpose of education?” If you think it is to get children through tests, then this book is probably not for you. If, however, you think it is to develop wisdom in children – the capacity to think, to apply knowledge, to empathise, to weigh up evidence, to consider consequences and to make informed choices – then this book is most definitely for you. Rooted in practice and grounded in research, Uncharted Territories invites a reassessment of what curriculum coverage can look like and provides an abundance of hooks into exploratory learning that place learners – of whatever age – knee-deep in dilemma, so that they are thinking deeply, analytically and imaginatively. These are not knowledge organisers or schemes of work; rather they are inspirational forays into imagined contexts for learning which, as fantastical as they may appear, always have the real world as their destination. Signposted by story starters and inductive questions – not to mention the beautiful illustrations which are sure to fire children’s imaginations – Hywel and Debra’s innovative routes to learning will help teachers stray from the beaten track of the curriculum and instil in learners a sense of purpose as they discover, manipulate and apply knowledge and skills across a range of collaborative, cross-curricular problem-solving contexts. Each chapter focuses on a different place – such as a remote castle or a mysterious cave, where the learning will be applied and challenged – and is packed with starting points and “what ifs ...?” to establish rich landscapes for exploration and a wide range of opportunities for discussion and writing. To help map out the territory ahead, Hywel and Debra guide the teacher around the key learning landmarks linked to each context’s overarching concepts and lines of inquiry, and point out the many different curriculum areas to which the explorations naturally lend themselves to. The authors go further by offering transferable ideas which can be adjusted to work with whatever age group, as well as a variety of context-based tasks to enable the teacher to explore how elements of, for example, literacy and/or numeracy could be incorporated in order to save curriculum time. While Uncharted Territories is a rallying call to arms for the imagination, in each of its chapters Hywel and Debra also delve into the why in order to present the teacher with a comprehensive debrief of the learning processes and the theoretical and academic underpinning. Furthermore, the authors provide a helpful listing of drama techniques and relevant books and poems that can be incorporated into the learning journeys, as well as useful advice on how to assess and evidence their outcomes. Designed for use with learners of all ages, from early years to secondary. Chapters and contexts for exploration include: 1. The Forest, 2. The Castle, 3. The Graveyard, 4. The Mountain, 5. The Ship, 6. The Universe, 7. The Wasteland, 8. The Zoo, 9. The Cave, 10. The Theme Park.

The Gardener and the Carpenter

What the New Science of Child Development Tells Us About the Relationship Between Parents and Children

Author: Alison Gopnik

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 0374229708

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 320

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"Alison Gopnik, a leading developmental psychologist, illuminates the paradoxes of parenthood from a scientific perspective"--

Independent Thinking

Author: Ian Gilbert

Publisher: Crown House Publishing

ISBN: 1781350795

Category: Education

Page: 200

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Think for yourself before someone does it for you. The first in a new series by and for people who know how important it is to think for yourself. Written by Independent Thinking founder Ian Gilbert, this book is an invaluable collection of reflections, ideas and insights on the nature of learning, thinking, creativity and, drawing on Ian s experience in three continents, the role education has in changing not only people s lives but also entire societies. Combining articles published in the UK, Middle East and South America plus examples of his controversial online postings and Tweets with new observations and insights and at least 100 Twittered Thunks or Twunks this book is the informed ramblings of a passionate educationalist who has made a significant difference to classrooms for over 20 years and has earned the right to speak his mind.

Never Mind the Inspectors

Here's Punk leaning

Author: Tait Coles

Publisher: Crown House Publishing

ISBN: 1781351643

Category: Education

Page: 200

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So what is Punk Learning? It details the importance of why all students should be allowed complete control of their learning. In Never Mind the Inspectors Tait justifies why we need Punk Learning, explains the philosophy behind the box ticking lessons that teachers are advised to deliver to appease Ofsted and how we should not be doing anything because the 'inspectors will like it', but because it's the right thing to do in a 21st century classroom to get the best out of all our students. Tait helps you discover how to create Punk Learning, offers ideas on how teachers can creatively inspire students to become self-regulating Punk Learners that take complete control of their learning, making it relative and memorable, so that it matters to them. For anybody with an interest in learning, teaching and doing things differently!

The Baby Planner

Author: Josie Brown

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439197134

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

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The Nanny Diaries meets The Wedding Planner in this smart, dishy novel from the author of Secret Lives of Husbands and Wives—featuring a woman who runs San Francisco’s premier baby planning company and the mommies-to-be who seek out her services. Today’s trend seems to be that long before a professional woman’s baby bump becomes obvious under her Armani suit, she turns to San Francisco’s premier baby planner, Maddie McFadden, whose job it is to make her clients’ pregnancies emotionally painless. Maddie may make her living consulting with new moms on the latest and greatest baby gadgets no parent should be without, or which mommy meet-ups are the most socially desirable, but the success of her marriage to husband Brady depends on controlling her own urges toward motherhood. He’s adamant that they stay childless, but Maddie suspects it’s only because he’s still too upset that his out-of-town ex-wife rarely lets him see their eight-year-old son. Living vicariously through her clueless clients and her twin sisters’ precocious toddlers only makes Maddie’s biological clock tick louder. As she helps her newest client—Tyler Halstead, a stockbroker who must raise his newborn alone after the tragic death of his wife in childbirth—she tries her best to get pregnant “accidentally.” If that should happen, Brady will have to live with it… right? But when the unexpected happens, Maddie learns the most important life lesson of all: How we nurture is the true nature of love.

The Little Book of Big Stuff About the Brain

The true story of your amazing brain

Author: Andrew Curran

Publisher: Crown House Publishing

ISBN: 1845902092

Category: Education

Page: 178

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Designed as a cover to cover read which leaves the reader with a working knowledge of the human brain from its first evolution 2 billion years ago to the present day. A light-hearted look at the brain aimed at a lay audience. It especially focuses on the neurobiology of emotional intelligence and in many ways is the neurobiological explanation of why emotional intelligence is so important to health, wealth and happiness.

1-2-3 Magic

3-Step Discipline for Calm, Effective, and Happy Parenting

Author: Thomas Phelan

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1492629898

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 288

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The simplest, most effective parenting program for raising happy, well-behaved children • 2016 Mom's Choice Award Winner • 2016 National Parenting Product Award Winner • 2016 Family Choice Award Winner "1-2-3 Magic made parenting fun again." "My three-year-old has become a different little girl, and she is so much happier now." "All I have to say is that the ideas in this book really WORK! It really is like magic!" "Our home has become a much more positive place." The sixth edition of the 1.8 million-copy bestseller 1-2-3 Magic by internationally acclaimed parenting expert Thomas W. Phelan, Ph.D. compiles two decades of research and experience into an easy-to-use program designed for parents striving to connect more deeply with their children and help them develop into healthy, capable teenagers and adults. Dr. Phelan breaks down the complex task of parenting into three straightforward steps: 1. Helping your children learn how to control their emotions and refrain from negative behavior, including tantrums, whining, and sibling rivalry 2. Encouraging good behavior in your children and providing positive feedback 3. Strengthening your relationships with your children to reinforce the natural parent-child bond You'll find tools to use in virtually every situation, as well as real-life stories from parents who have successfully navigated common parenting challenges such as reluctance to do chores, talking back, and refusing to go to bed or getting up in the middle of the night. For years, millions of parents from all over the world have used the award-winning 1-2-3 Magic program to help their children develop emotional intelligence, raise healthier, happier families, and put the fun back into parenting. Along with other highly-respected parenting classics such as How to Talk So Kids Will Listen & Listen So Kids Will Talk, Parenting with Love and Logic, The 5 Love Languages of Children, No Drama Discipline, and The Whole Brain Child, 1-2-3 Magic is an essential tool for parents hoping to connect more deeply with their children.

100 Ideas for Secondary Teachers: Outstanding Lessons

Author: Ross Morrison McGill

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1472906306

Category: Education

Page: 144

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Conflicting government diktat and changeable Ofsted frameworks means that navigating the path to outstanding can be challenging. However, the integrity of an outstanding lesson will always be the same and this book attempts to bottle that formula so that you can recreate it time and time again. In his first book, Twitter phenomenon and outstanding teacher, Ross Morrison McGill provides a bank of inspirational ideas that can be picked up five minutes before your lesson starts and put into practice just as they are, or embedded into your day-to-day teaching to make every lesson an outstanding lesson! In his light-hearted and enthusiastic manner Ross guides you through the ideas he uses on a daily basis for managing behaviour, lesson planning, homework, assessment and all round outstanding teaching. Whether you are an experienced teacher or someone who has little practical teaching experience, there are ideas in this book that will change the way you think about your lessons. Ideas include: Snappy starters, Open classroom, Smiley faces, Student-led homework, Monday morning mantra and the popular five minute lesson plan. The 100 ideas series offers busy secondary teachers easy to implement, practical strategies and activities to improve and inspire their classroom practice. The bestselling series has been relaunched with a brand new look, including a new accessible dip in and out layout. Features include: Teachers tips, Taking it further tips, Quotes from the Ofsted framework and teachers, Bonus ideas, Hashtags and online resouces.

Manglish

Bringing Maths and English Together Across the Curriculum

Author: Lisa Jane Ashes

Publisher: Independent Thinking Press

ISBN: 9781781351017

Category: Education

Page: 168

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Education is the business of developing minds for the future, but unlike most businesses we often find that schools fail to co-ordinate learning across all departments and therefore fall short of producing a fully rounded end product.Lisa's mission is to transform thinking around curriculum and education to ensure that the disparity from one subject to another does not lead to a disparity in young people's understanding and readiness for the future. Learning, Lisa believes should be co-ordinated across departments and she shows the world how it's done in her new book, Manglish, bringing English and Maths together.The book shows how Maths and English departments look at a creative approach to improving literacy and numeracy across the whole school and provides practical ideas and strategies to improve both.


I Am Magical

Magnifiquenoir Book One

Author: Briana Lawrence

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780999398302

Category:

Page: 398

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Black, queer, magical girls save the world with the power of friendship and fantastic hair.

My Book of Beautiful Oops!

A Scribble It, Smear It, Fold It, Tear It Journal for Young Artists

Author: Barney Saltzberg

Publisher: Workman Publishing

ISBN: 0761189505

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 52

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An interactive follow-up to the unique and inspiring Beautiful Oops! art activity book encourages young readers to turn every mistake into something beautiful. The friendly, frolicsome alligator from the original book guides readers through the various folded, crumpled, torn, die-cut, bent, smudged, and lift-the flap spreads, prompting them to see what beautiful art they can make out a material that many would consider trash: Finish the words on a torn piece of paper to make a poem. Turn this ink spill into a piece of art. Rip a picture out of the book, tear it into pieces, and use the scraps to create a new piece of art. The sky is the limit!

Bobo and the New Neighbor

Author: Gail Page

Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Childrens

ISBN: 9781599900094

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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There are many, many things that Bobo loves: taking walks, sharing with friends, tackling the mailman. (Oops, that’s hugging the mailman.) But could there be anything more lovable than meeting a NEW NEIGHBOR?! Prepare for a Bobo-sized dose of hospitality as the big dog with the even bigger heart shows how to make someone new feel very special indeed.

Spy School

Author: Stuart Gibbs

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1442421843

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 304

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Can an undercover nerd become a superstar agent? Ben Ripley sure hopes so—and his life may depend on it! Ben Ripley may only be in middle school, but he’s already pegged his dream job: C.I.A. or bust. Unfortunately for him, his personality doesn’t exactly scream “secret agent.” In fact, Ben is so awkward, he can barely get to school and back without a mishap. Because of his innate nerdiness, Ben is not surprised when he is recruited for a magnet school with a focus on science—but he’s entirely shocked to discover that the school is actually a front for a junior C.I.A. academy. Could the C.I.A. really want him? Actually, no. There’s been a case of mistaken identity—but that doesn’t stop Ben from trying to morph into a supercool undercover agent, the kind that always gets the girl. And through a series of hilarious misadventures, Ben realizes he might actually be a halfway decent spy…if he can survive all the attempts being made on his life!

There is Another Way

The Second Big Book of Independent Thinking

Author: Ian Gilbert

Publisher: Crown House Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1781352380

Category: Education

Page: 200

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Ian Gilbert with Mark Anderson, Lisa Jane Ashes, Phil Beadle, Jackie Beere, David Cameron (The Real David Cameron), Paul Clarke, Tait Coles, Mark Creasy, Mark Finnis, Ian Gilbert, Dave Harris, Crista Hazell, Martin Illingworth, Nina Jackson, Rachel Jones, Gill Kelly, Debra Kidd, Jonathan Lear, Trisha Lee, Roy Leighton, Matthew McFall, Sarah Pavey, Simon Pridham, Jim Roberson, Hywel Roberts, Martin Robinson, Bethan Stracy-Burbridge, Dave Whitaker and Phil Wood. We are living at a time when loud voices from inside and outside the profession are telling teachers and school leaders ‘this’ is the way education should be done. This is how you should lead a school. This is how you should manage a class. This is how children should learn. This is what you should do to make children behave. These messages are given as if there is only one way to achieve these things - their way. However, with decades of experience working in all types of school around the globe, the many Associates of Independent Thinking know there is always another way. This book is for educators everywhere who are hearing these loud voices yet who know there must be another way. Full of examples to prove this is the case and inspirations to try new things, There is Another Way is a call to action to swim against the tide and reclaim the heart of education. Nearly 10 years after the publication of the first Big Book of Independent Thinking, Ian Gilbert and the Associates combine their collective wisdom and experience to take a fresh look at the present and future of education and invite the reader to think, deeply, on what really matters and to reflect on their practice accordingly. Regardless of the specialism or background you are from, there is something for everyone in this diverse and insightful anthology. Covering a myriad of issues facing educators today - issues including motivation, behaviour, understanding educational research, values, school improvement, work-life balance, politics, conditions for learning, the importance of libraries, assessment and examination, thinking for yourself, seeing students as more than data, engaging learning with awe and wonder and storytelling, coping with complexity, aspirations, technology and digital learning, values led leadership, speaking out, educational imperatives, emotional health, teaching and learning, education and inequality, restorative practice, coaching, continuing professional development, challenging curricula, art therapy and learning and feeling - the book shows how there is another way.

The Accidental Dragon

Author: Dakota Cassidy

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101630264

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

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From national bestselling author Dakota Cassidy comes the latest in a series that "gets better and better with each book" (Bitten By Books). Firefighter McAllister “Mick” Malone knows he has a protective streak, especially when it comes to his deceased best friend’s sister, Tessa. But after twenty-five years of verbal sparring, Mick can’t help but notice that their recent arguments have started to feel a lot like foreplay. And while Tessa knows exactly what to say to get him going, Mick is thrown for a loop when he actually starts breathing fire. Antique-store owner Tessa Preston has loved Mick Malone since she was ten years old—not that she’d ever admit it. Fighting with Mick is the only thing keeping her from an embarrassing romantic confession, but when the sexy firefighter accidentally ingests some ancient dragon scales masquerading as powdered aspirin, Tessa finds herself handling something much hotter than long-simmering sexual tension…

Bud, Not Buddy

Author: Christopher Paul Curtis

Publisher: Delacorte Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 1101934263

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 256

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The Newbery Medal and Coretta Scott King Award-winning classic about a boy who decides to hit the road to find his father—from Christopher Paul Curtis, author of The Watsons Go To Birmingham—1963, a Newbery and Coretta Scott King Honoree. It’s 1936, in Flint Michigan. Times may be hard, and ten-year-old Bud may be a motherless boy on the run, but Bud’s got a few things going for him: 1. He has his own suitcase full of special things. 2. He’s the author of Bud Caldwell’s Rules and Things for Having a Funner Life and Making a Better Liar Out of Yourself. 3. His momma never told him who his father was, but she left a clue: flyers advertising Herman E. Calloway and his famous band, the Dusky Devastators of the Depression!!!!!! Bud’s got an idea that those flyers will lead him to his father. Once he decides to hit the road to find this mystery man, nothing can stop him—not hunger, not fear, not vampires, not even Herman E. Calloway himself. AN ALA BEST BOOK FOR YOUNG ADULTS AN ALA NOTABLE CHILDREN'S BOOK AN IRA CHILDREN'S BOOK AWARD WINNER NAMED TO 14 STATE AWARD LISTS “The book is a gem, of value to all ages, not just the young people to whom it is aimed.” —The Christian Science Monitor “Will keep readers engrossed from first page to last.” —Publishers Weekly, Starred “Curtis writes with a razor-sharp intelligence that grabs the reader by the heart and never lets go. . . . This highly recommended title [is] at the top of the list of books to be read again and again.” —Voice of Youth Advocates, Starred From the Hardcover edition.

Speak: The Graphic Novel

Author: Laurie Halse Anderson

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

ISBN: 1466897872

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 384

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The critically acclaimed, award-winning, modern classic Speak is now a stunning graphic novel. "Speak up for yourself—we want to know what you have to say." From the first moment of her freshman year at Merryweather High, Melinda knows this is a big fat lie, part of the nonsense of high school. She is friendless—an outcast—because she busted an end-of-summer party by calling the cops, so now nobody will talk to her, let alone listen to her. Through her work on an art project, she is finally able to face what really happened that night: She was raped by an upperclassman, a guy who still attends Merryweather and is still a threat to her. With powerful illustrations by Emily Carroll, Laurie Halse Anderson's Speak: The Graphic Novel comes alive for new audiences and fans of the classic novel. This title has Common Core connections.