Education Studies & Teaching Books

Teaching A Struggling Reader: One Mom's Experience with Dyslexia/a Dyslexic Learner (DOG ON A LOG Books Book 1)

There are a lot of children (and adults) who struggle with reading. Some are helped by their schools, some are not.

In this short booklet, Pamela Brookes shares some of the basic information she wishes she'd had when she was first trying to figure out how to help her child learn to read.

Teaching A Struggling Reader is filled with links to informational and product resources for parents or teachers. It is geared to people who want to educate themselves in the methods that are effective in teaching those with a dyslexic learning style. It also contains photos demonstrating basic techniques like "Tapping" (using one's fingers to aid in sounding out words) and "Making your bed" to differentiate between "b" and "d."

The focus of this book is the reading process. However, since many dyslexic readers also struggle with math, there is a brief description of how the dyslexic brain comes to understand math. There is also a link to a blog by Dr. Meg Burke of Dyslexia Pros. She is a dyslexic learner with a PhD in math education who is dedicated to helping her students attain fluency in math.

This is a booklet that can be read in one sitting. However, there are ample links to provide an even greater experience.

75 Worksheets for Daily Math Practice: Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division: Maths Workbook

Daily Math Practice 75 Worksheets

This e-book contains several math worksheets for practice. There is one worksheet for each type of math problem including different digits with operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication and division. These varying level of mathematical ability activities help in improving adding, subtracting, multiplying and dividing operation skills of the student by frequent practicing of the worksheets provided.

There is nothing more effective than a pencil and paper for practicing some math skills. These math worksheets are ideal for teachers, parents, students, and home schoolers. The companion ebook allows you to take print outs of these worksheets instantly or you can save them for later use. The learner can significantly improve math knowledge by developing a simple habit to daily practice the math drills.

Tutors and homeschoolers use the maths worksheets to test and measure the child's mastery of basic math skills. These math drill sheets can save you precious planning time when homeschooling as you can use these work sheets to give extra practice of essential math skills. Parents use these mathematics worksheets for their kids homework practice too.

Designed for after school study and self study, it is used by homeschooler, special needs and gifted kids to add to the learning experience in positive ways. You can also use the worksheets during the summer to get your children ready for the upcoming school term. It helps your child excel in school as well as in building good study habits. If a workbook or mathematic textbook is not allowing for much basic practise, these sheets give you the flexibility to follow the practice that your student needs for an education curriculum.

These worksheets are not designed to be grade specific for students, rather depend on how much practice they've had at the skill in the past and how the curriculum in your school is organized. Kids work at their own level and their own pace through these activities. The learner can practice one worksheet a day, two worksheets a day, one every alternate day, one per week, two per week or can follow any consistent pattern. Make best use of your judgement.

How to Approach Learning: What teachers and students should know about succeeding in school (Study Skills Book 0)

Academic success is rooted in a number of factors, of which 'intelligence' is

only one. Attitude and beliefs, and knowledgeable strategy use, are critical.

This is the core message of this collection of articles and research

reports on study skills from the author's websites, arranged and edited for greater

cohesiveness. Its aim is to describe and provide evidence for concepts and strategies that may

change your approach to teaching or studying.

The book contains articles on:



personal factors that affect academic achievement: motivation,

persistence, anxiety, intelligence, self-regulation

choosing strategies that are effective for the situation

what 'transfer' is and why it's important

how experts develop expertise

the idea of 'desirable difficulties'

the limits of memorization and rote learning

some useful strategies in:

reading

note-taking

reaching understanding.







This

book is for students who are serious about being successful in study, and

teachers who want to know how best to help their students learn.

As always with the Mempowered books, the short book is fully referenced.

Why Doesn't God Speak to Me? (Believers' Boot Camp Book 1)

Why Doesn't God Speak to Me? Eager hearts cry out, hoping for a single word to confirm that He hears us. Yet, many times the only sound is silence. Over the years people have given me several reasons why God speaks to some and not to others. One night, as I tossed and turned, I brought each of these reasons before the Lord, stating why each of them did not line up with who I thought He was.



Words rose from my soul, pleading for Him to reveal why He has remained silent when a single word from Him would mean so much to so many. For the next few hours, God used things I learned about years ago and things I had just discovered to show why He talks to some in demonstrative ways and why He doesn't speak at all to others. In His grace, He also showed me how people could hear more from Him. I have included these basic instructions on how to hear more from God and how to be led by Him in this book. Thank you for taking time to consider the answers I received and share with you now.

Algebra - The Very Basics

If you're looking for a gentle introduction to basic mathematics, look no further. This book picks you up at the very beginning and guides you through the foundations of algebra using lots of examples and no-nonsense explanations. Each chapter contains well-chosen exercises as well as all the solutions. No prior knowledge is required.

Topics include: Exponents, Brackets, Linear Equations and Quadratic Equations. For a more detailed table of contents, use the "Look Inside" feature. From the author of "Great Formulas Explained" and "Physics! In Quantities and Examples".

Those interested in delving into the exciting field of calculus and mathematical physics after attaining the very basics of algebra are invited to continue their journey with the "Math Shorts" series, starting with "Math Shorts - Exponential and Trigonometric Functions" and the free e-book "Math Shorts - Derivatives". Readers who prefer learning the basics of probability calculations can move on to the introductory text "Statistical Snacks".

PHONICS - A Sounds - Book 1: Improve Your Child's Spelling and Reading Skills- Elementary School: 170 Pages of Phonics Education for Children aged 5 to 10

Phonics are an essential skill that all beginner readers must master. Do you want to help your child to develop their spelling, reading and writing skills? Work through this Phonics book with your child and they will learn how to spell all the major sounds that start with a. 170 pages of A sounds! You can use this book with a young child who is just starting school or with an older child who has missed out on the basics. If a child doesn't know their phonic sounds...they will always struggle with spelling, reading and writing.

Sometimes the same sound can be spelt in different ways, e.g. the sound ake (cake) can also be spelt ache earache) and eak (steak). The best way to use this book is to focus on one sound at a time. Read through them with your child, talk about the sounds, practice spelling them and write them.

The A Sounds book is the largest of the series. You will also find the e, i, o and u books on Amazon.

Katrina Kahler and Karen Campbell are teachers with 60 years of combined experience in Elementary Schools. They are highly successful teachers who have helped thousands of children. This is how they teach the children in their classroom to spell.

Start working with your child today and see the difference it will make to their literacy skills.

Comparative Mythology (E-Singles)

Joseph Campbell taught Mythology to students at Sarah Lawrence College, just north of New York City, for thirty-eight years. Late in his tenure, he made a proposal to use his introductory course as the basis for the then-new field of cross-cultural studies. The proposal gives a wonderful glimpse into Campbell's pedagogical philosophy, but also into his approach to his chosen field. Included is one of the most-requested downloads from the Joseph Campbell Foundation's website: the reading list that Campbell used in that Introduction to Mythology course. These pieces, along with nine other essays ranging in subject from the numerology implicit in the Goddess mythologies to the erotic irony of modern novelist Thomas Mann, is included in the collection The Mythic Dimension. This volume was reissued in 2008 by New World Library as part of the Collected Works of Joseph Campbell series; this article is being published in electronic form by the Joseph Campbell Foundation.

Note: Not the complete text of The Mythic Dimension--just the two articles described above.

10 Rules for Achieving English Fluency: Learn how to successfully learn English as a foreign language

Do you want to know how successful English learners master the language and become fluent? I have outlined the 10 rules for becoming fluent in English after years of teaching. These are the same rules that all my top students used to become masters with the English language.

Implement 1 of these rules, and your English will improve. Implement all 10, and you're sure to become an excellent English speaker.

What is Unschooling?: Living and Learning without School

Children are born curious, creative, and wired to learn--and we value those traits in adults! So why, as our children grow up, do we often insist they change to fit into the education system, where curiosity is replaced by curricula, creativity by conformity, and learning by memorizing?

If you'd rather nurture your children's curiosity, creativity, and love of learning, let me introduce you to the world of unschooling.

In this short book, we'll explore some of the most common questions people have when they first hear about unschooling:

What is unschooling? How will my child learn? Without a curriculum, what will they learn? How do I know they're learning? Will unschooling work for my child? But what if my child already has trouble at school? What is deschooling? How do I get started?

Life in the real world is much bigger and more exciting than a school can contain within its four walls. If you're ready to embrace life and eager to share its wonder with your children, unschooling might be for you!

Living, Loving and Laughing with Asperger’s (Volume 1): 52 Tips, Stories and Inspirational Ideas for Parents of Children with Asperger’s (Living, Loving and Laughing with Asperger’s Series)

Are you the mom of a child with Asperger's?

Are you finding the daily challenges hard to cope with?

Would you like a little dose of hope and inspiration?

If so you've come to the right place!

Every day I send stories of hope and inspiration to 1000's of moms of children with Asperger's. Positive, humorous messages with day to day "survival tips" for moms of children with Asperger's Syndrome.

I've had some lovely feedback like:

"Dear Dave,I just have to say how inspiring your newsletter is to me with the wealth of information and the testimonials. I read the email like people read their morning papers every morning in the office it's the first email I read. Keep up the great work you do for these kids and their parents. Your amazing!"

Jodi Northway Mom from South Florida

"Hi Dave, I love what you do and how your writing touches our lives. You are funny, practical and your mails no matter how brief are simply striking and hit the nail each time. I am a huge fan. I may gloss over some of my other mail notifications but always open those from you."

Annette Poblette Mom from Philippines

I've taken the most popular stories (as judged by moms who've read them) and produced this book. I've also added tips by parents of children with Asperger's themselves.

There's 52 tips/stories in total (you know one for every week!)

Just a few of the great tips you'll find are:

* The classic 80's pop song perfect to lift your mood when times are hard

* The Aesop's fable which predicts a bright future for your child

* The little known "shopping list secret" for developing social skills

* Why TV show "Storage Hunters" is a great choice for moms of children with Asperger's

* A school success tip from Dan Aykroyd (comedian and diagnosed Aspie)

* The #1 most effective way to get your child's school to take positive action

* An American aardvark's explanation of Asperger's (yep, you did read that correctly . . . aardvark!)

* Aspie tales from ye oldie England

* The billion dollar Asperger's advert

* Why author Dan Brown can help your child's future career (no they don't need to be a writer)

* Modern parenting tips from ancient Rome

Plus practical parenting tips on using visual charts . .. homework troubles . . . sensoy issues . . . dealing with the police . .. visiting the store . . . school problems . . . boundary setting . .. handling transitions . . . meltdwons . . . vacations . . . explaining Asperger's to a teacher . . . and much more . . .

What other moms have said about "Living, Loving and Laughing with Asperger's":



"Really enjoyed both books. I think it helps so much to hear real people's problems and solutions. Some of the books on the market can be too professional. So these are a refreshing change, and most importantly encourages positivity towards ASD. Thanks and well done."

Hilary Morrison (Mom to Josh - 15 with ASD, dyspraxia, and visually impaired). Newcastle Upon Tyne, England

"The mix between your personal life moments, short stories, TV programs, and reflections with Asperger's Syndrome is one of a kind. The tips make me smile, laugh, think, wet my eyes and cry."

Carla Balderas. Mexico City, Mexico

"I like that the format of the book is very easy reading. Includes your input, and input from others going through similar situations. It says YOU ARE NOT ALONE, it's funny. Your book covers many topics and this is a book that the reader is never finished with. "

Barbara Emp. Westtown, NY



"I really enjoyed reading this book (volume 1). I always find something that I can relate to my life with my boys. The stories help guide life through the daily challenges and inspire hope for the future."

Linda Alsalihi (Mom of 2 teens with Asperger's Washington DC)

You can also Enjoy Volume 2 for FREE:



Inside is a link for to download volume 2 for FREE.

Please scroll to the top of this page to download.

Sharing power and transforming educational practice

This 8-hour free course explored the notion of lifelong learning, and considered how becoming a co-researcher can transform educational practice.

Teaching Torah: Beresheet

A summary of the parsha, which includes the creation of the world, through the stories of Adma and Eve and Cain and Abel. The chapter also includes in-depth analysis and insights into the text, suggestions on how to personalize it, as well as related Bar/ Bat Mitzvah project ideas. Student Resources

Common Core Standards and Black History Month: A Thematic Guide to Black History in Literature and Informational Texts for Middle School Educators

Black History Month is a time when all Americans celebrate the rich African American culture in our society. It was Carter G. Woodson, an African American historian, who began a weeklong celebration, called Negro History Week, in 1926 as a way to honor Frederick Douglass and Abraham Lincoln. Now schools, libraries, churches, and communities find special ways to honor the contributions of African Americans during the month of February. One of the best ways to celebrate is by reading books by and about African Americans. Virginia Hamilton's works are among the many children's books that call upon readers to think about slavery, freedom, and heritage. Through her stories, Hamilton instills cultural pride, as well as a sense of family and the importance of friendship. Black History Month is a time to help young readers realize that these universal themes transcend race and that through the power of story, all races are truly united.

1,000 Creative Writing Prompts for Seasons: Ideas for Blogs, Scripts, Stories and More

There's no worse feeling for a writer than running smack into a case of writer's block. One of the best ways to get around the problem is to surround yourself with ideas. "1,000 Creative Writing Prompts for Seasons: Ideas for Blogs, Scripts, Stories and More" gives you exactly one thousand idea-generating prompts that focus on the coldest, warmest, toughest and funniest days of the four seasons. This book covers many different aspects of spring, summer, fall and winter including weather, nature, holidays, festivals, the five senses, science, literature, entertainment and more! These 1,000 prompts work for blogs, scripts, stories, poems, essays, songs and anything else that requires you to stare down writer's block and put pen to paper anyway. Originally geared for the classroom, these prompts can be used by any writer from 5 to 105 to get the ideas they need when they need them. Author Bryan Cohen has written over a dozen books of writing prompts including "1,000 Character Writing Prompts: Villains, Heroes and Hams for Scripts, Stories and More," "500 Writing Prompts for Kids: First Grade through Fifth Grade" and "The Writing Prompts Workbook Series." His books have sold over 15,000 copies. He lives in Chicago.

Confident Kids: How Parents Can Raise Positive, Confident, Resilient and Focused Kids

Every parent wants their children to grow up to be confident and positive adults. Raising a child to be resilient and able to deal with life's ups and downs is also something that most parents strive for. Confident Kids will give you practical strategies for shaping and improving your child's outlook and mindset.

Giggle Poetry Reading Lessons

Future of Learning Institutions in a Digital Age (The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation Reports on Digital Media and Learning)

Cathy Davidson and David Theo Goldberg focus on the potential for shared and interactive learning made possible by the Internet.

Opening Science: The Evolving Guide on How the Internet is Changing Research, Collaboration and Scholarly Publishing

Modern information and communication technologies, together with a cultural upheaval within the research community, have profoundly changed research in nearly every aspect. Ranging from sharing and discussing ideas in social networks for scientists to new collaborative environments and novel publication formats, knowledge creation and dissemination as we know it is experiencing a vigorous shift towards increased transparency, collaboration and accessibility. Many assume that research workflows will change more in the next 20 years than they have in the last 200. This book provides researchers, decision makers, and other scientific stakeholders with a snapshot of the basics, the tools, and the underlying visions that drive the current scientific (r)evolution, often called 'Open Science.'

The Archaeology of Human Ancestry: Power, Sex and Tradition (Theoretical Archaeology Group)

Human social life is constrained and defined by our cognitive and emotional dispositions, which are the legacy of our foraging ancestors. But how difficult is it to reconstruct the social systems and cultural traditions of those ancestors? The text provides an answer, in which archaeologists and biological anthropologists set out and demonstrate their reconstructive methods. Contributors use observations of primates and modern hunter-gatherers to illuminate the fossil and artefactual records. Thematic treatment covers the evolution of group size; group composition and the emotional structure of social bonds; sexual dimorphism and the sexual division of labour; and the origins of human cultural traditions. This book should be a useful introduction to the subject for advanced undergraduates and researchers in archaeology and biological anthropology. It can also be used by workers in psychology, sociology and feminist studies as a resource for understanding human social origins.

Mergers and Alliances in Higher Education: International Practice and Emerging Opportunities

This volume casts light on mergers and alliances in higher education by examining developments of this type in different countries. It combines the direct experiences of those at the heart of such transformations, university leaders and senior officials responsible for higher education policy, with expert analysts of the systems concerned. Higher education in Europe faces a series of major challenges. The economic crisis has accelerated expectations of an increased role in addressing economic and societal challenges while at the same time putting pressure on available finances. Broader trends such as shifting student demographics and expectations, globalisation and mobility and new ways of working with business have contributed to these increased pressures. In the light of these trends there have been moves, both from national or regional agencies and from individual institutions to respond by combining resources, either through collaborative arrangements or more fundamentally through mergers between two or more universities. After an introductory chapter by the editors which establishes the context for mergers and alliances, the book falls into two main parts. Part 1 takes a national or regional perspective to give some sense of the historical context, the wider drivers and the importance of these developments in these cases. Included are both systemic accounts (for countries as France, Sweden, Romania, Russia, Wales and England), and specific cross-cutting in itiatives including a major facility at Magurele in Romania and a Spanish programme for promoting international campuses of excellence. Part 2 is built from specific cases of universities, either in mergers or alliances, with examples from different countries (such as France, UK, Romania, Spain, Germany, Denmark, Finland, Switzerland). A concluding chapter by the editors assesses these experiences and indicates the implications and future needs for understanding in this domain.

Kindle Buffet: Find and download the best free books, magazines and newspapers for your Kindle, iPhone, iPad or Android

One of the best things about Amazon's Kindle system is that many popular books are offered completely free of charge during brief promotional periods. If you manage to find and download a book while it's offered free, it's yours to keep-forever. It's a great way to sample a new genre, or perhaps discover an author you hadn't noticed before. No Kindle hardware is required to enjoy these books. Amazon provides free Kindle apps for virtually every model of cellphone, tablet, and computer. The free promotions usually last only a few days, but there's a new crop every day. You'll be amazed at the wealth of great books-usually there are several hundred freebies in virtually every category of fiction and nonfiction, every day of the year. And these aren't just the dogs that nobody wants, the selection includes bona-fide bestsellers from the most famous authors in the world. You may never have to pay for a book again! This book will introduce you to KindleBuffet.com, a website and newsletter founded by author Steve Weber to showcase the best Kindle books currently offered free -- plus a multitude of other avenues toward great free content: -- Current books offered as free PDF downloads -- Adobe Digital Editions -- Library Books -- PUBLIC DOMAIN BOOKS -- Exploring Project Gutenberg -- Amazon free books for Kindle -- Purchasing free books on Amazon -- The Kindle Owner's Lending Library -- USING KINDLE'S PERSONAL DOCUMENTS SERVICE -- Converting documents. -- USING THE 'SEND-TO-KINDLE' APPLICATION ON YOUR COMPUTER -- Borrowing Kindle books from a library. -- APPS FOR KINDLE FIRE -- APPS FOR FUN -- UTILITIES -- PRODUCTIVITY -- FEED YOUR KINDLE WITH WEB CONTENT -- USING CALIBRE -- KINDLEFEEDER

Modern Languages Across the Curriculum

As we enter the twenty-first century,questions of language and communications have never been more strongly posed. To celebrate the 'century of langauge' this book deals with recent advances in modern languages teaching and learning across Europe. Individual chapters examine the developments in teaching methodologies over the past one hundred years and the theoretical advances in our understanding of how languages are learned. The example of Communicative Language Teaching is used to illustrate the principles and purpose of learning a second language. The need for combining the content and form of language learning in a much more integrated fashion is set out; for example, teaching a curriculum subject through a foreign language. Individual national case studies show how these developments have been applied in a range of cultural contexts. Content and Language Integrated Learning is illustrated with reference to pedagogic, cultural, and political issues. Practical materials are included in order to show what Modern Languages Across the Curriculum looks like in practice. There is also a chapter dealing with the implications of this approach to second language learning for teacher education, both in initial and in-service training. The book covers issues of policy and practice, method and rationale and deals with the 'state of the art' in teaching and learning modern languages across the curriculum.

Family Life in Adolescence

Family Life in Adolescence is essential reading for anyone interested in the development of young people and the impact of the family environment. It draws on contemporary research across the globe, showing that behavior in adolescence builds on earlier experiences in the family. It will prove useful to practitioners from a range of professions, such as social workers.

Using Brainpower in the Classroom: Five Steps to Accelerate Learning

This book offers a realistic, practical and accessible model to allow teachers to incorporate the best of recent brain-based research into their teaching. The five steps involve: - making learning multi-sensory - ensuring activities match the dominant intelligence of the learner - matching types of learning to the gender of pupils - using the lesson structure to fit the natural attention span of the brain - managing the classroom environment to make it brain-friendly and active in supporting learning. Illustrated throughout with classroom examples from a wide range of subject areas, the book is highly practical in its focus and the ideas it contains can easily be adapted to work with all age ranges and types of school.

Psychometric Framework for Modeling Parental Involvement and Reading Literacy (IEA Research for Education)

This volume offers insights from modelling measures of parental involvement and their relationship with student reading literacy across countries, exploring and incorporating cultural differences. This is a significant contribution to a field where cross-cultural comparisons from a triangulated perspective are sparse. For readers interested in exploring the relationship between parental involvement and student attainment, the literature review provides a useful starting point. Meanwhile, for the more methodologically interested reader, this report presents state-of-the-art ways to identify and model cultural differential item functioning in international large-scale assessment (ILSA), illustrating the extent to which the parental involvement construct may be influenced by cultural differences and how this may affect the outcomes of cross-cultural comparisons. The framework is generic and should provide a solid foundation for future ILSA practices and secondary analyses. ILSA studies like the IEA's Progress in International Reading Literacy Study (PIRLS) provide valuable data, containing both student achievement data and contextual background data from schools, teachers, students and parents for over 41 countries.

Library and Information Sciences: Trends and Research

This book explores the development, trends and research of library and information sciences (LIS) in the digital age. Inside, readers will find research and case studies written by LIS experts, educators and theorists, most of whom have visited China, delivered presentations there and drafted their articles based on feedback they received. As a result, readers will discover the LIS issues and concerns that China and the international community have in common. The book first introduces the opportunities and challenges faced by the library and information literacy profession and discusses the key role of librarians in the future of information literacy education. Next, it covers trends in LIS education by examining the vision of the iSchool movement and detailing its practice in Syracuse University. The book then covers issues in information seeking and retrieval by showing how visual data mining technology can be used to detect the relationship and pattern between terms on the Q&A of a social media site. It also includes a case study regarding tracing information seeking behavior and usage on a multimedia website.Next, the book stresses the importance of building an academic accreditation framework for scientific datasets, explores the relationship between bibliometrics and university rankings, and details the birth and development of East Asian Libraries in North America. Overall, the book offers readers insight into the changing nature of LIS, including the electronic dissemination of information, the impact of the Internet on libraries, the changing responsibilities of library professionals, the new paradigm for evaluating information, and characteristics and functions of today's library personnel.