The Essential 55: Discover the successful student in every child

The Essential 55: Discover the successful student in every child
If there were a code you could learn that would enable you to become a wonderful teacher – of any young person in your life – wouldn’t you want to learn it? The Essential 55 collects together the amazingly effective rules that Ron Clark used to become an extraordinary – and award-winning – teacher. Through trial and error, he has distilled fifty-five ideas that have helped him transform apathetic students, in some of the most deprived and challenging circumstances, into prize-winning scholars. Covering all aspects of life – from the classroom to the world, from human interactions to cafeteria manners – Ron Clark shows that with determination, discipline and regular rewards, the children you stick by will be the children you eventually admire. ‘As long as you have the ability to learn, he can do anything with you – he can make you a star’ – sixth-grade student in Harlem, NY
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Gifted and Talented Cogat Test Prep Grade 2: Gifted Test Prep Book for the Cogat Level 8; Workbook for Children in Grade 2

Gifted and Talented Cogat Test Prep Grade 2: Gifted Test Prep Book for the Cogat Level 8; Workbook for Children in Grade 2

Help maximize your child’s chances of acing the COGAT(R)! When it comes to gifted test prep, don’t risk your son or daughter being unprepared and underperforming on test day.

Your child must be familiar with test material AND be able to focus on test material for longer than the typical 4-5 minute attention span of most young kids. This book offers a chance to do both.

– Ensure your child has sufficient experience in answering the COGAT Level 8(R) nine question types, thanks to this book’s 190+ practice questions. (Plus, after you purchase this book, look inside your book for info to instantly download your free 40+ question bonus eBook.)

– Make sure (s)he has acquired the mental stamina to focus on test questions with the book’s COGAT(R) Practice Test (the book’s “Practice Question Set”).

– Pinpoint your child’s areas of strength/weakness with the practice test answer key.

– Capture your child’s attention with bright, colorful illustrations and fun characters: 100 full-color pages.

– Exercises focus on cognitive skill-building, reasoning skills, and problem solving abilities and thoroughly cover the COGAT Level 8(R) test sections: Picture Analogies, Picture Classification, Sentence Completion, Figure Analogies, Figure Classification, Paper Folding, Number Analogies, Number Puzzles, and Number Series.

(Note: If your child will take the COGAT(R), please do not purchase our stand-alone OLSAT(R) book also (they contain similar material). Instead, you should just select this book.)

Engaging young, creative, and boisterous minds with test prep material is challenging – that’s why this book features fun characters, child-friendly themes, and colorful illustrations. Such engagement can help kids retain the information they’ll learn in this book – and then apply it on test day!

What are your kid’s dreams – to be a doctor, astronaut, or perhaps…president? Gaining acceptance to a coveted gifted and talented program or earning a spot in a sought-after, selective school could determine your child’s educational path – or even his or her future career.

Help your child dream big and take the first steps on this exciting educational journey and achieve their dreams. YOU are your child’s best teacher, and this book is here to help!

(COGAT(R) is a registered trademark of Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt is not affiliated with Gateway Gifted Resources and does not endorse this product.)

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The Power of Questioning: Opening up the World of Student Inquiry

The Power of Questioning: Opening up the World of Student Inquiry
Teaching and learning cannot happen without questions. Inquiry is the offspring of curiosity and creativity. Questions are incredibly powerful tools that open the world up. In the age of Google, the way we teach needs to change and students need to be reconnected with their early childhood curiosity. Let’s put that control back into kids’ hands by teaching them to question better. The Power of Questioning will help you to make students partners in their own learning.
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Making Learning Whole: How Seven Principles of Teaching Can Transform Education

Making Learning Whole: How Seven Principles of Teaching Can Transform Education
New in Paperback! Make learning more meaningful by teaching the”whole game”

David Perkins, a noted authority on teaching and learning andco-director of Harvard’s Project Zero, introduces a practical andresearch-based framework for teaching. He describes how teachingany subject at any level can be made more effective if students areintroduced to the “whole game,” rather than isolated pieces of adiscipline. Perkins explains how learning academic subjects shouldbe approached like learning baseball or any game, and hedemonstrates this with seven principles for making learning whole:from making the game worth playing (emphasizing the importance ofmotivation to sustained learning), to working on the hard parts(the importance of thoughtful practice), to learning how to learn(developing self-managed learners).

  • Vividly explains how to organize learning in ways that allowpeople to do important things with what they know
  • Offers guidelines for transforming education to prepare ouryouth for success in a rapidly changing world
  • Filled with real-world, illustrative examples of the sevenprinciples

At the end of each chapter, Perkins includes “Wonders ofLearning,” a summary of the key ideas.

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