Everyday Art at School & Home

A Book for Children, Parents, Teachers and Students

Author: Daisy Delvalle Sawer

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Art

Page: 242

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100+ Science Experiments for School and Home, Grades 5 - 8

Author: N.A

Publisher: Mark Twain Media

ISBN: 1580376592

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 1593

Connect students in grades 5–8 with science using 100+ Science Experiments for School and Home. In this 128-page book, students use the scientific method to complete a variety of activities. Each experiment or demonstration includes a materials list and step-by-step instructions. Students investigate weather, the Earth's surface, water, airplanes, jets, rockets, time, and place. Each activity may be completed as an individual student experiment, a teacher demonstration, or a student team project. The materials needed for the experiments are commonly found in the classroom or at home. The book aligns with state, national, and Canadian provincial standards.
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Developing Engaged Readers in School and Home Communities

Author: Linda Baker,Peter Afflerbach,David Reinking,National Reading Research Center (U.S.)

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 0805815961

Category: Education

Page: 307

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This book comprises a synthesis of current directions in reading research, theory, and practice unified by what has been referred to as the engagement perspective of reading. This perspective guides the research agenda of the National Reading Research Center (NRRC), a consortium of the University of Georgia, University of Maryland, and affiliated scholars. A major goal of the book is to introduce reading researchers to the engagement perspective as defined by the NRRC and to illustrate its potential to integrate the cognitive, social, and motivational dimensions of reading and reading instruction. Engaged readers are viewed as motivated, strategic, knowledgeable, and socially interactive. They read widely for a variety of purposes and capitalize on situations having potential to extend literacy. The book is organized into four sections representing key components of the NRRC research agenda and the engagement perspective. This perspective emphasizes contexts that influence engaged reading. Accordingly, the first section of the volume focuses on the social and cultural contexts of literacy development, with chapters devoted to examining home influences, home-school connections, and the special challenges facing ethnic minorities. The engagement perspective also implies greater attention to the role of motivational and affective dimensions in reading development than traditional views of reading. Therefore, the second section examines motivational theory and its implications for reading engagement, with special attention to characteristics of classroom contexts that promote motivation in reading. The engagement perspective embraces innovative instructional contexts that address the cognitive, social, and motivational aspects of reading. Thus, the third section includes chapters on current directions in promoting children's learning from text, on the value of an integrated curriculum in promoting reading engagement, and on the challenges of assessing students' development as engaged readers. Finally, the broader conception of reading implied by the engagement perspective requires an expanded array of research approaches, sensitive to the complex and interacting contexts in which children develop literacy. The concluding section focuses on these important contemporary issues in literacy research and educational research, with chapters examining the variety of alternative modes of inquiry gaining prominence in literacy research, teacher inquiry, and ethical issues of collaboration between university and teacher researchers. Intended for university-based researchers, graduate students, and classroom teachers, this volume brings together researchers who think about students and their literacy development in school and home communities in distinctly different ways. The cooperative and collaborative inquiry presented contributes to a richer understanding of the many factors influencing engaged reading.
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Promoting Positive Values for School & Everyday Life, Grades 6 - 8

Author: David W. Wilson, Ph.D.,Ruth Ann Wilson

Publisher: Mark Twain Media

ISBN: 1580370160

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 4319

Promoting Positive Values for School & Everyday Life does just what it says! This valuable classroom supplement includes suggestions for making the most of everyday life situations, plus activities about the importance of adopting positive values. Topics covered include the importance of values, respect for others, helpfulness, hard work, responsibility, honesty, fairness, and more! --Mark Twain Media Publishing Company specializes in providing captivating, supplemental books and decorative resources to complement middle- and upper-grade classrooms. Designed by leading educators, the product line covers a range of subjects including mathematics, sciences, language arts, social studies, history, government, fine arts, and character. Mark Twain Media also provides innovative classroom solutions for bulletin boards and interactive whiteboards. Since 1977, Mark Twain Media has remained a reliable source for a wide variety of engaging classroom resources.
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Everyday Artists

Inquiry and Creativity in the Early Childhood Classroom

Author: Dana Frantz Bentley

Publisher: Teachers College Press

ISBN: 0807754404

Category: Education

Page: 160

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EDUCATION / Preschool & Kindergarten
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School and Home Education

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: N.A

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School and Home Education

Author: George Pliny Brown,George Alfred Brown,William Chandler Bagley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: N.A

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Language Arts Warm-Ups, Grades 5 - 12

Expanding Vocabulary

Author: Cindy Barden,Ann Fisher,Jane Heitman

Publisher: Mark Twain Media

ISBN: 1622235908

Category: Education

Page: 96

View: 7843

Language Arts Warm-Ups: Expanding Vocabulary provides students with daily activities to get them warmed up for the lessons ahead and to review lessons learned. Each page features four warm-up activities that can be cut apart and used separately, making it easy to adjust each activity as needed. --Mark Twain Media Publishing Company specializes in providing engaging supplemental books and decorative resources to complement middle- and upper-grade classrooms. Designed by leading educators, this product line covers a range of subjects including math, science, language arts, social studies, history, government, fine arts, and character.
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Reinventing Art of Everyday Making

Author: Terttu Tuomi-Gröhn

Publisher: Peter Lang

ISBN: 9783631571132

Category: Social Science

Page: 281

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The word ‘everyday‘ is usually loaded with decidedly negative connotations. However, domestic everyday activities are not merely routine work, but also include complex, demanding tasks to solve. Even though everyday problem solving does not necessarily follow logical pathways, it is sensible and effective in handling practical problems. The studies presented in this book explore domestic everyday making, in terms of the kinds of cognitive, social, and practical tasks being faced and the types of skills needed in solving these tasks. The studies also illustrate the different research strategies appropriate to the investigation of the art and skills of domestic everyday making. The target audience of this book includes researchers and students of family and consumer studies, home economics and craft sciences, cultural studies and sociology. Because of the twofold aim of the book, it can be used as a textbook for both content as well as methodological studies.
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Hand-Eye Coordination

Author: Kim Etingoff

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1422290689

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Martial arts students don't just learn how to fight. They also learn lots of other important things they use every day—like hand-eye coordination, for example. We use hand-eye coordination for everything from writing to playing sports to using a computer. Practicing martial arts can improve your hand-eye coordination, so you'll do better in and out of school. Discover how martial arts can improve your hand-eye coordination!
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Making Crafts from Your Kids' Art

Author: Valerie Van Arsdale Shrader

Publisher: Lark Books

ISBN: 9781579906733

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 128

View: 7495

From ideas for organization and preservation to projects for clocks, albums and wainscoting this book presents dozens of unusual ways to showcase your children's art. Every inspiring page presents the work of real children and the crafts come with easy-to-follow instructions and templates where needed.
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Sometimes I Paint

Paintings by Cecil Moody

Author: Cecil Moody

Publisher: Trafford Publishing

ISBN: 1466905751

Category: Art

Page: 224

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To paint one's life would be impossible. To paint a vision of a past, and of a present time, can be done by anyone; even if it is only a point, a spot, a moment, a fragment of one's life, a memory painted on the format of a reverie. A reverie is usually considered to be a happy "daydream" of a memory. However, in one's subconscious bank of memories, there lie mountains and valleys of pictures both wonderfully happy as well as some that are quite sad.....even some that are excruciatingly painful. On paper or canvas, one can choose which pictures to paint. In "sleeping" dreams and in daydreams, one has no choice in the selection of subjects which come brushing across one's mind. I wish to dedicate this little book of my paintings to my family and friends who have appreciated my efforts, even if they might not have enjoyed viewing them, and especially to my son-in-law, Chris, who has been constant in his encouragement of my continued efforts to paint.
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Cultural Pedagogies and Human Conduct

Author: Megan Watkins,Greg Noble,Catherine Driscoll

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317745396

Category: Social Science

Page: 258

View: 3161

Pedagogy is often glossed as the ‘art and science of teaching’ but this focus typically ties it to the instructional practices of formalised schooling. Like the emerging work on ‘public pedagogies’, the notion of cultural pedagogies signals the importance of the pedagogic in realms other than institutionalised education, but goes beyond the notion of public pedagogies in two ways: it includes spaces which are not so public, and it includes an emphasis on material and non-human actors. This collection foregrounds this broader understanding of pedagogy by framing enquiry through a series of questions and across a range of settings. How, for example, are the processes of ‘teaching’ and ‘learning’ realised within and across the pedagogic processes specific to various social sites? What ensembles of people, things and practices are brought together in specific institutional and everyday settings to accomplish these processes? This collection brings together researchers whose work across the interdisciplinary nexus of cultural studies, sociology, media studies, education and museology offers significant insights into these ‘cultural pedagogies’ – the practices and relations through which cumulative changes in how we act, feel and think occur. Cultural Pedagogies and Human Conduct opens up debate across disciplines, theoretical perspectives and empirical foci to explore both what is pedagogical about culture and what is cultural about pedagogy.
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Ooey Gooey Science, Grades 5 - 8

Author: Schyrlet Cameron,Carolyn Craig

Publisher: Mark Twain Media

ISBN: 1580376606

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 5651

Connect students in grades 5–8 with science using Ooey Gooey Science. This 64-page book stimulates student curiosity with 23 hands-on activities, things to make, experiments, and teacher demonstrations. The variety of activities supports the diverse learning styles and skill levels of middle-school students. Students use the scientific method to explore topics in earth, physical, and life science. The activities support the STEM initiative and connect to real-world situations. The book also identifies and defines important vocabulary and aligns with state, national, and Canadian provincial standards.
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Art of the Everyday

Dutch Painting and the Realist Novel

Author: Ruth Bernard Yeazell

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691127262

Category: Art

Page: 252

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Explores the 19th century's fascination with Dutch painting, as well as its doubts about an art that had long challenged traditional values. This book shows how persistent tensions between high theory and low genre shaped criticism of novels and pictures alike.
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The Sweet Smell of Home

The Life and Art of Leonard F. Chana

Author: Leonard F. Chana,Susan Lobo,Barbara Chana

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 9780816528189

Category: Art

Page: 137

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A self-taught artist in several mediums who became known for stippling, Leonard Chana captured the essence of the Tohono OÕodham people. He incorporated subtle details of OÕodham life into his art, and his images evoke the smells, sounds, textures, and tastes of the Sonoran desertÑall the while depicting the values of his people. He began his career by creating cards and soon was lending his art to posters and logos for many community-based Native organizations. Winning recognition from these groups, his work was soon actively sought by them. ChanaÕs work also appears on the covers and as interior art in a number of books on southwestern and American Indian topics. The Sweet Smell of Home is an autobiographical work, written in ChanaÕs own voice that unfolds through oral history interviews with anthropologist Susan Lobo. Chana imparts the story of his upbringing and starting down the path toward a career as an artist. Balancing humor with a keen eye for cultural detail, he tells us about life both on and off the reservation. Eighty pieces of artÑ26 in colorÑgrace the text, and Chana explains both the impetus for and the evolution of each piece. Leonard Chana was a peopleÕs artist who celebrated the extraordinary heroism of common peopleÕs lives. The Sweet Smell of Home now celebrates this unique artist whose words and art illuminate not only his own remarkable life, but also the land and lives of the Tohono OÕodham people
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Unsere kreative Zukunft

warum und wie wir unser Rechtshirnpotenzial entwickeln müssen

Author: Daniel H. Pink

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783570500972

Category:

Page: 303

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Pink zeigt eindringlich, wie wir auf den wirtschaftlichen Wandel in der globalisierten Welt konstruktiv reagieren können. Sein Stil liest sich spielerisch und vergnüglich, anschaulich und lebendig.
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The Art Of Choosing

The Decisions We Make Everyday of our Lives, What They Say About Us and How We Can Improve Them

Author: Sheena Iyengar

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 074811744X

Category: Social Science

Page: 352

View: 6027

Every day we make choices. Coke or Pepsi? Save or spend? Stay or go? Whether mundane or life-altering, these choices define us and shape our lives. Sheena Iyengar asks the difficult questions about how and why we choose: Is the desire for choice innate or bound by culture? Why do we sometimes choose against our best interests? How much control do we really have over what we choose? Her award-winning research reveals that the answers are surprising and profound. In our world of shifting political and cultural forces, technological revolution, and interconnected commerce, our decisions have far-reaching consequences. Use this book as your companion and guide for the many challenges ahead. 'No one asks better questions, or comes up with more intriguing answers' Malcolm Gladwell, author of THE TIPPING POINT
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