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Partnering with Parents to Ask the Right Questions

Author : Luz Santana
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How can we make it easier for schools and families to work together on behalf of all students? It all begins by tapping into the different strengths educators and parents and caregivers can contribute to building a strong partnership. Partnering with Parents to Ask the Right Questions, by Luz Santana, Dan Rothstein, and Agnes Bain of the Right Question Institute, presents a deceptively simple strategy for how educators can build effective partnerships with parents—especially those who typically have not been actively involved in their children's schooling. It distills complex, important ideas on effective civic participation into an easy-to-learn process that teaches parents two fundamental skills they can use to support the education of their children, monitor their progress, and advocate for them: asking better questions and participating effectively in key decisions. Based on more than two decades of work and research in a wide range of low- and moderate-income communities, this book empowers overburdened and under-resourced educators and parents to work together and achieve their common goal of successful students. This indispensable guide includes case studies spanning K–12 classrooms, and it explores ways to assist struggling students, collaborate on IEPs, and communicate with families of English language learners. The accessible and easy-to-use format, field-tested advice, and vivid examples from schools that put the advice into practice make this a must-have for everyone from the classroom to the central office.

Delivering on the Promise

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This report highlights selected schools and their collaborative efforts in pulling educators, families, and communities together to support a particular school's success and the well-being of its immigrant students. The report documents promising practices, but also places these efforts in broader contexts, both practical and theoretical. These practices illustrate how immigrant student issues are inseparable from broader and deeper issues of innovation and reform in public school education. Specific areas that these programs address are the following: creative approaches to classroom learning; helping students to take charge of their own learning; innovative actions that make schools more inclusive; efforts that link learning with strong home, school, and community ties; and new ways of educating educators and conducting professional development that respond to the need for educating for a diverse world. The final section examines two primary themes found in these practices: starting with the learner and using schools as strategic sites for collaboration and change. Appendixes contain research methodology, a glossary of terms, information on the National Coalition of Advocates for Students, a list of educational entitlements for all children, and a list of selected readings by subject area. (CM)

All About Children Questions Parents Ask

Author : Tony Humphreys
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Being a parent is more challenging today than it’s ever been. In All About Children, this thoroughly reliable and effective handbook, clinical psychologist Dr Tony Humphreys outlines effective ways of parenting and positive responses to difficult behaviour by children. Sometimes the task of parenting seems overwhelming. At others it provides great fulfilment and joy. It is always unpredictable; the challenges are forever changing and much of what we might have learned from our own parents seems quite irrelevant now. Parenting is not learned by instinct; it requires many complex skills. Parents have responsibility for the physical, emotional, social, sexual, behavioural, educational, creative and spiritual development of their children, and at the same time they must love them unconditionally. Tony Humphreys recognises the many and varied challenges faced by parents today. In All About Children, he provides an invaluable resource for parents by taking the questions they most frequently ask and providing thoughtful and comprehensive answers. He begins by pointing out that in order to develop parenting skills, each parent must first understand themselves and be prepared to continually update their knowledge as the needs of their children alter as they grow older. He goes on to deal with the practical aspects of everyday parenting skills and then looks at different aspects of challenging behaviour, both by children and parents. The book concludes with a chapter on learning and education, two core concerns of every parent. In a helpful question-and-answer format, All About Children provides today’s parents with not only the vital information they require but also points out the skills they need to carry out their demanding task effectively. All About Children: Table of Contents Introduction Where does parenting begin? What roles do parents need to play? What are the skills needed for everyday parenting? How can parents best respond to children’s challenging behaviours? How can parents resolve their own challenging behaviours? How can parents prepare children for living their lives fully?

When It s Cancer

Author : Toni Bernay
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An essential guide for patients offers advice and information on taking control of post-diagnosis life with a practical ten-step program that allows patients and families to be proactive about cancer treatments and care. Original. 25,000 first printing.

Actually It Is Your Parents Fault

Author : Philip Van Munching
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Bestselling author Philip Van Munching and psychotherapist Dr. Bernie Katz team up to show readers * how even our earliest childhood experiences dictate our relationship choices, * how the unconscious elements of our personalities both attract and repel the people we become romantically involved with (often at the same time!) *why breaking up is hard to do * how to use this insight to fix their relationships Dr. Katz's 25+ years of experience as a couples therapist informs this book, while Van Munching's solid sense of humor and conversational style brings readers a relationship book that is warm, funny, fascinating and readable.

Parents as Partners

Author : Jennie Lindon
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It is a widely acknowledged fact that if parents are involved in their child's early learning there is a positive impact on development and later school achievement. This title looks at how to build a positive relationship with the parents of children in your care, whether you work in a group or home setting. This book offers practical advice on: how to set up and maintain a respectful relationship with parents, what the EYFS expects of practitioners, how to encourage parental involvement, how to include fathers as well as mothers and working with hard-to-reach parents.

First Time Parents

Author : Miriam Stoppard
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Intended for prospective and first-time parents, a practical handbook focuses on the needs of the parents as well as the baby, helping them adapt to and enjoy their new role, while covering the latest information on childbirth options, obstetric care, and day-to-day baby care during the first year of life. Original.

American English File 3E Level 2 Student Book

Author : Christina Latham-Koenig
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American English File Second Edition retains the popular methodology developed by world-renowned authors Christina Latham-Koenig and Clive Oxenden: language + motivation = opportunity. With grammar, vocabulary, and pronunciation practice in every lesson, students are equipped with a solid foundation for successful speaking. Plus - an array of digital resources provides even more choice and flexibility. Students can learn in the classroom or on the move with Online Practice. language assessment. The first goal is to explore the difference between fairness and justice in language assessment. The authors distinguish internal and external dimensions of the equitable and just treatment of individuals taking language tests which are used as gatekeeping devices to determine access to education and employment, immigrant status, citizenship, and other rights. The second goal is to show how the extent of test fairness can be demonstrated and improved using the tools of psychometrics, in particular the models collectively known as Rasch measurement. “This book will have an enormous impact on the field of language assessment. Using Rasch analysis models to explore and identify sources of unfairness, the authors make a compelling case for fairness in the design and implementation of language assessment instruments and for justice in the interpretation and use of test results. A real strength of the book is that it guides readers through analytical techniques in an accessible way.” Dan Douglas, Professor Emeritus, Applied Linguistics Program, Iowa State University.

Education in Northern Ireland

Author : Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Northern Ireland Affairs Committee
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Secondary education in Northern Ireland is currently based on a selective system according to academic ability with the use of an 11-plus style test. However, the DfES has announced that academic selection will be ended by autumn 2008, and a consultation document published in December 2005 set out proposals for new post-primary arrangements. Although it was felt to be inappropriate to undertake a full inquiry at this late stage in the decision-making process, the Committee's report contains oral and written evidence submitted by interested parties to the debate. The Committee notes that education is a formerly devolved responsibility and states its hope that there will be scope for detailed supervision of any reforms by a restored Northern Ireland Assembly, as well as by the House of Commons.

The Power of Purpose

Author : Peter S. Temes
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The Power of Purpose begins with a simple but remarkable statement: “The more you focus on helping others, the more you will succeed in reaching your own goals.” Peter S. Temes builds on this fundamental insight to share a simple plan for living with the truest and most enduring kind of happiness. At the heart of The Power of Purpose are the “three levels of thinking.” At the first level, we ask, Who am I? and What do I want? At the second level, we ask, Who do other people think I am? How do I look to them? But the real magic happens when we hit the third level, forgetting about ourselves and asking the questions that lend a powerful sense of purpose to our lives: How do others look to themselves? How can I help others become the people they want to be? To help us along the way, Temes, who teaches humanities at Columbia University, draws on the wisdom of great thinkers including Aristotle, Søren Kierkegaard, and Abraham Lincoln; the life lessons of great achievers ranging from Mother Teresa to Michael Jordan; and home truths he’s gathered from his parents, his grandparents, and his three children. From all these sources and from his own life of great personal accomplishment, Temes identifies the essential knowledge that brings people happiness and success. He cites Aristotle’s notion that happiness is not a psychological state but a moral one, resulting from doing good in the world. Temes also believes in the pivotal importance of trust and team-building in every area of life, from the family to the workplace to the street corner. The Power of Purpose is a map for finding the confidence and power, the opportunities and occasions, and—most important—the techniques and strategies for centering your relationships and work on helping others. It is a book with a point of view: the clearest path to your own success and happiness lies in helping others get to where they want to go.

Partnership Rights Free Movement and EU Law

Author : Helen Toner
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This book considers the case for modernising partnership rights in EC family reunification law. Existing Community law traditionally guarantees immigration rights only to spouses and yet there is a growing diversity of national laws on same-sex marriage, registered partnerships and recognition of cohabitation. The Community institutions which have recently framed new legislation seem to view this as a question that can be settled by political agreement with little or no outside constraint. The book challenges this assumption. The book outlines recent developments in national legal systems and traces the development of the recent Community legislation. Then, drawing on basic ECHR principles, the place of the ECHR in Community law, and on basic Community law principles of free movement and discrimination the book argues that the right of a migrant EU Citizen to family reunification for a cohabiting partner is presumptively protected and therefore justification for refusing to admit such partners must be provided. It also considers the possible justifications for marriage-partners only immigration policies and concludes that although possible, such justifications are far from certain to succeed. The discussion also tackles the question of whether judicial activism is appropriate or whether there should be judicial deference to the legislative process recently completed. The book concludes with a wider discussion of the proper response of Community law to the increasing diversity of Member States family laws and policies beyond the field of immigration rights. The book will be of value not only to immigration lawyers, but also to those interested in partnership rights generally, as well as to a wider audience of EU lawyers, primarily academics but also graduate students and practitioners.

Early Childhood Studies Enhancing Employability and Professional Practice

Author : Ewan Ingleby
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Early Childhood Studies: Enhancing Employability and Professional Practice explores essential aspects of best practice within children's services in order to enhance employability skills, identifying how and why key aspects of best practice have emerged within children's services. The key elements of professional practice at the centre of the multidisciplinary work in today's children's services are considered, including: • different childhoods; • child development; • enhanced learning; • professional skills; • inclusion; • holistic practice. Each chapter draws together practical teaching experience with sound academic analysis to support those training to work in the early childhood sector, and those already practising, to raise their employability potential by identifying and evaluating best practice.

Parenting after Partnering

Author : Mavis Maclean
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Relationships between adult partners following divorce or separation can be fragile, and the issues which have divided the parents are often hard to disentangle from the ongoing relationships between parents and children. There is a small group who have ongoing difficulty and who need professional help and legal intervention to make arrangements for ongoing parenting. This volume brings together a wealth of new empirical research from the USA, Central, North Western and Southern Europe, and Australia on the nature and importance of children's relationships with parents after parental separation, on the kinds of conflicts which develop, and on the range of professional interventions which support parents and children through these difficult times.

Communication Skills and Personality Development

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Encouraging Positive Behaviour in the Early Years

Author : Collette Drifte
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By offering clear guidance and plenty of suggested strategies, Drifte provides the reader with a framework for encouraging positive behavior from all young children.

101 Questions to Ask Before You Get Engaged

Author : H. Norman Wright
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The Perfect Remedy for Cold Feet! More than half of all couples who become engaged this year will never make it to the altar. Why? Leading experts believe it's because couples fail to really get to know their potential mate before getting engaged. Relationship expert and noted couples counselor Norm Wright steers potential brides and grooms through a series of soul-searching questions to discern if they've really met "the One." Couples will be much more confident about whether or not to pursue marriage after completing these in-depth and personal questions. Norm also addresses the delicate subject of calling off the wedding if readers discover that a potential mate isn't actually meant to be a life partner.

Success Tips to Find Live with the Right Marriage Partner for Every Total Youth

Author : Revd Canon Joseph Ofoegbu
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Making choices of who to marry and how to identify and live with the right partner among matured youths today is a great task for many to embark on. To proof if God permits one to marry a particular person is a strong confusion and decision to make. The youths today want step by step details, guidelines of all the dos and don'ts of courtship and relationships. This is a book that comprehensively help one to make an informed choice for discovering the right life partner in today's increasingly complex world. This book provides the necessary physical and spiritual tools and how to use them to make a better relationship and dating choices. It contains advanced tools, concepts, and strategies made available to lay a good and solid foundation for a better and future marriage relationship without confusion and regret. The book gives answers to questions young men do ask at particular times in their lives as when do I marry? who do I marry? where do I marry from? how do I know if he or she is Gods will for my life? Also, it deals with life discovery questions to help in finding out what to do and not to do to avoid regrettable mistakes in married life and maintain a loving marital relationship?

Write With Me

Author : Lynda Sentz
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In this book, teacher and author Lynda Wade Sentz presents innovative strategies for involving parents in their children’s writing instruction. Elementary school teachers can use these strategies to expand writing instruction into the home and enlist parents as “writing role models” who help to reinforce classroom learning. Designed for use in conjunction with your current writing program, these activities are engaging and enjoyable. They include the Partner Journal and the Partner Scrapbook, along with several others that enable parents and children to communicate via the written word.

Home School and Community Relations

Author : Carol Gestwicki
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This practical, comprehensive text is an indispensable guide for home-school-community collaborations. HOME, SCHOOL, & COMMUNITY RELATIONS, 9th Edition, meets the needs of teachers and administrators who desire to create effective, culturally-competent partnerships with diverse families, and helps to prepare future teachers for their careers. It provides an overview of modern families and their complex roles and beliefs to sensitize teachers to the diversity and needs of families they will encounter, including multilingual, multiethnic, multigenerational, and gender-diverse families from different socioeconomic backgrounds. The text fully discusses both the benefits of creating productive partnerships and the barriers that teachers must overcome. Abundant examples clarify the book's practical and effective communication strategies. Current developments in the field of early childhood education are emphasized, including brain research and development, legislative mandates in education, professional standards of the field, and strategies for working with families of students with diverse learning needs. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Age Discrimination And Children s Rights

Author : Claire Breen
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One of the aims of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child is to accord due recognition to the fact that 'the child, by reason of his phsyical and mental immaturity, needs special safeguards and care, including appropriate legal protection, before as well as after birth'. However, a question mark hangs over the extent to which 'special safeguards and care' can negatively impact on the rights of the child and result in discrimination against the child in the guise of 'his physical and mental immaturity'. This volume explores the extent to which children's rights are secured at the national level; and the reasons why children's rights have or have not been recognised and secured by various states at the level of domestic law. It also explores the difficulties inherent in the accordance of rights to children in order to ascertain whether they do in fact derive from the particular nature of children or whether they mask a reluctance of states to fulfil their domestic and international rights obligations to children, and whether such reluctance constitutes 'discrimination against children'. The volume thus explores the theoretical and legal underpinnings of gender and race discrimination, at both the domestic and international level, and examines the extent to which these may be applied to the area of children's rights.