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Author(s): Maureen ONeil
Nature is children’s greatest classroom. It fosters their creativity, inquiry, wonder, imagination, and awe!
Sadly, playing outdoors is becoming a lost art! A recent survey found that half of the adults polled had played outside at least seven times a week when growing up, while only 23 percent of their children do that now.
In today’s technology-driven world, it is more important than ever that children move away from the touch screen and instead touch the natural world right outside their homes and schools!
The Pips of Child Life Series is essential material for child life and play specialists, health care professionals, students, educators, and scholars interested in the history of psychosocial care of children and families in hospitals.
New 2nd edition now available!
There comes a time for most promising teachers when they are feeling confident in their role as educators with the awareness that there is always room to improve their skill-set.
Author(s): Rose M. Borunda
Explore the efforts of humanists committed to improving the lives of those less privileged in the United States.
In contrast with the capitalistically driven historical figures who have been given the lion’s share of attention in the rendering of United States history, What is the Color of Your Heart? A Humanist Approach to Diversity provides a fresh cast of historical and modern day figures whose values were rooted in humanist ideals that flourished into social justice activism.
Author(s): Hillary Hyman
Looking for an academically oriented oral presentation textbook for Intermediate or Advanced ESL/EFL students?
Academically Speaking: An Activity Book for ESL/EFL Students has been created for you. Based on longstanding pedagogical and psycholinguistic principles, it has been authored by a seasoned ESL professional with extensive domestic and international teaching experience.
Author(s): Jeanette Wachtman
The workbook, Art for the Elementary Educator, is an excellent resource for education and art majors at the college level, current art and classroom teachers, and home-schooled students. It encompasses art education concepts and ideas with strategies for writing integrated lessons for grades kindergarten through fifth grade.
Author(s): Sally Ingles
Developing Dispositions is a straightforward, simplistic introduction to the field of education. The chapters align to the dimensions of human interaction, oral communication, critical thinking, professionalism, and leadership skills and dispositions. Ready-to-use activities, assessments, rubrics, and forms are provided that will serve to develop critical skills and dispositions in preservice teachers.
Developing Dispositions can benefit many:
Fitness Fundamentals, A Resource Guide for Active Living familiarizes students with the tools to help plan and develop an effective exercise program by providing key resources. Taking a practical approach, the handbook balances understanding and assessing fitness components with strategies for implementing and applying the basic concepts and principles of lifetime physical fitness. Fitness Fundamentals presents the necessary skills and useful information to guide students toward achieving their health and personal goals.
Author(s): Jeff Bolles
Fitness Walking is more than just a textbook dedicated to the world’s most popular fitness activity. Fitness Walking is a comprehensive guide to both understanding and mastering walking for fitness. With chapters dedicated to the basics on proper warm-up and cool down, nutrition, the biomechanics of walking, strength training for walkers, and training for walking performance, Fitness Walking can help walkers of all fitness levels improve their walking performance as well as enjoy their walking time even more than they already do.
Foundations of College Reading, third edition, a workbook for the high-beginner/low-intermediate English as a Second Language learner, employs a holistic approach to teaching the following skills: vocabulary acquisition, topics and main ideas, supporting details, signal words and patterns of organization, and inferences. Accordingly, it incorporates high interest essays on American history, culture, innovation, influence and resilience to enhance student mastery of these skills and to increase student understanding of American society.