For Parents and Professionals
Many Ways To Learn: Young People's Guide to Learning Disabilities
With a positive, friendly approach, this guide defines learning disabilities, illustrates the different types, and explains where they come from, all the while providing reassurance without overwhelming the child. Many Ways to Learn describes the effects learning disabilities have on young people's behavior, performance, and emotions, and offers solid, proven suggestions for coping at home, in school, and with friends. It features a first-person account from a child with learning disabilities, a chapter on computers and an extensive resource list for parents. The message in Many Ways to Learn is that kids with learning disabilities have average or above-average intelligence; they just find it difficult to learn in a particular area or areas. With some help from school and family—and a little extra work on their part—they can do as well as anyone else.
Mastering Academic Language: A Framework for Supporting Student Achievement
In this groundbreaking guide, Debbie Zacarian, EdD, provides a new perspective on the role of academic language in the engagement and success of all students, including English language learners. Using numerous classroom examples, she outlines strategies for connecting academic language to students' lives, building upon students' previous literacy experiences, and engaging parents around activities that foster academic language development. Zacarian also includes reflection questions and guiding graphic organizers and rubrics.
McGraw-Hill's Spanish for Educators
A working knowledge of the Spanish language is an indispensable part of an educatorâ€™s skill set. This book gives readers more than 3,000 Spanish words and phrases and the basic grammar needed to use them properly and with confidence. Included vocabulary covers every aspect of a studentâ€™s school career, from kindergarten enrollment through high school graduation.
Meaningful Differences in the Everyday Experience of Young American Children
This monumental book traces the complex issues involved with the intergenerational transmission of competence and unveils some astonishing predictors found in the simple interactions between parents and their 1- and 2-year-old children. Meticulously recorded data, presented in detective-like style that grabs each and every reader, provide the scientific evidence underlying an alarming gap between the vocabularies of children from educated, advantaged families and children from families of low socioeconomic status -a gap that translates into widely different academic and intellectual performances as the children grow.
Meet Me in the Middle: Becoming an Accomplished Middle-Level Teacher
The author lays out a clear vision of what responsive middle level teaching should be. This is a book for all reasons - help for the novice teacher, support for the mid-career teacher wanting to improve her craft, and inspiration and confirmation for the later-career teacher as well. Part I creates a culture of learning, leading to Part II and many specific ideas on promoting higher student achievement through innovative and accomplished practice. Part III cycles back to the middle school context - effective teams, teacher-student advisories, outdoor adventures, and working with parents.
Meeting the Challenge: Special Education Tools That Work for All Kids
This book is intended to serve as a freestanding reference for teachers whose classes include students with academic or behavioral difficulties. The recommended best practices were originally developed for students with disabilities but have been found to be effective with all students. Each chapter provides principles, suggestions and specific tools (such as sample check lists, rubrics, forms, word lists, observation guides, planning guides, and lesson plans).
Memory Foundations for Reading: Visual Mnemonics for Sound/Symbol Relationships
The visual mnemonic strategies introduced in Regina G. Richards' Memory Foundations for Reading are designed to help students transform a struggle with basic phonics into a successful learning experience. While some children learn sound/symbol relationships quickly and easily, others need more practice and there are some who struggle greatly. The visual mnemonic system presented in MFR can be modified and adapted for a variety of learning situations.
Mi habitación / My Room (Bilingual Smart: Toddlers)
Product Description: This e-book is the first title in the BILINGUAL SMART: Toddlers series. The book includes twelve games that parents can play with their one to three year olds while getting dressed, looking for toys, or getting ready for bed. Each game also includes explanations of skills, additional phrases and vocabulary to extend learning, and notes to compare the two languages. The book comes with a free iTunes download audio companion and is also available in Spanish.
Mi Voz, Mi Vida: Latino College Students Tell Their Life Stories
The fifteen Latino college students who tell their stories in this book attend Dartmouth College and come from a variety of socioeconomic, regional, and family backgrounds. They provide insights into issues of racial identity in contemporary America as well their own trajectories throughout their education. This book gives educators, students, and their families a clear view of the experience of Latino college students adapting to a challenging educational environment and a cultural context often very different from their childhood ones.
Mind in Society: The Development of Higher Psychological Processes
L. S. Vygotsky has long been recognized as a pioneer in developmental psychology. Carefully edited by a team of experts, this book presents a unique selection of Vygotsky's important essays, most of which have previously been unavailable in English. In this work, Vygotsky applies his theoretical framework to human development, focusing on its implications for education.
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