Creating a Vision for Your School

Author: Sarah Bainbridge
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1847878733
Format: PDF, ePub
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Approaching school development as a training project for all staff, this book will help schools to work towards collectively selected goals. Excitingly, it also shows how to involve parents, governors and, most importantly, the pupils. This is in sharp contrast to most of the material available for school development, which requires a top led mangement style. The book describes a school development process consisting of two inset days followed up by a series of staff meetings. A set of activities links the events and requires active participation by all staff, working with pupils to complete the tasks. Photocopiable resources on a CD-ROM are included which will help you to use this process to reach an outcome suited to your own establishment and culture. Although the example given is from a junior school the model could be used in any workplace where a unified team ethos is desired. It is equally useful to successful and to failing schools because it focuses on change and development towards an agreed goal. Sarah Bainbridge is Deputy Head of Air Balloon Hill Junior School in Bristol.

Lucky Ducky

Author: Doreen Mulryan
Publisher: Abrams
ISBN: 1613129238
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Ducky is unlucky—somehow things just always seem to go wrong. So he decides to look for a four-leaf clover; that will do the trick! But when he goes to the park, there is none to be found. However, what Ducky finds instead is much greater: he meets Piggy, Bunny, and Pup and realizes that having friends makes him the luckiest duck of all! Lucky Ducky is a bright and bubbly new picture book that shows young readers how luck is all about how you perceive it and that anyone has the power to turn his or her luck around.

Global Citizenship for Young Children

Author: Margaret Collins
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1849203539
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Citizenship education equips children with the skills necessary to play an active part in society and act as socially and morally responsible citizens. Margaret Collins has used her considerable experience to create another fantastic age appropriate practical resource for children aged 4-9 that widens the concept of citizenship so that it incorporates global issues. The book explores six topics: - Basic needs - Environmental issues - Fairness - Exploring various cultures - Democracy - Global issues. Each section has an introductory page and ideas for resources, followed by activities on the same topic differentiated for younger and older primary pupils. Clear guidelines are provided for discussion and activities which could take place in Circle Time. At the end of each section there is a story for children to consider accompanied by developmental activities and activity sheets, as well as a page of reflections related to the global challenges we all face. This exciting resource will act as a starting point for stimulating teachers and encouraging children to widen their learning. Teachers will be able to use these activities to set further challenges, to help explore current situations and to help with understanding present concerns. Margaret Collins is a former headteacher of infant and first schools. She is now Senior Visiting Fellow in the School of Education at the University of Southampton. She researches children's perceptions of health education topics, writes teaching materials for children, books and articles on PSHE. Visit the author's own website here!

Lucky Duck

Author: Barbara deRubertis
Publisher: The Kane Press
ISBN: 1575654245
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Lucky Duck gets stuck in a muddy puddle. Has this duck ran out of luck?

Attention Seeking

Author: Nigel Mellor
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0857026712
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This new edition of Nigel Mellor's bestselling book 'Attention Seeking' is focused specifically on solving the distressing problems raised by attention seeking behaviour, both in classrooms and in pre-school settings. Useful both as a reference and a practical guide, the book can help practitioners meet the requirements of 'Every Child Matters'. Drawing on over 20 years experience working with teachers and parents, the author's approach is down to earth, encouraging and challenging. The second edition has a new easy to follow layout, with chapters containing practical points, new case study materials and updated references. Other brand new features include: - a 10 steps programme setting out clear strategies to use - material on the use of stories - discussion of problems with time-out - cutting-edge coverage of ADHD, chaos, autism, language problems and attachment - ideas for managing parent meetings in school. Written for staff in nurseries and schools (mainstream and special), and for lecturers and researchers in departments of education, this book is ideal for anyone wanting to understand more about attention seeking and reduce this unwanted behaviour in the young people they work with. Visit Nigel Mellor's website : here

Sound Before Symbol

Author: Maria Kay
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446275604
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This book demonstrates how musical activities can support the development of literacy skills for young children aged from birth to 8 years. The relationship between music and literacy is investigated, and through a wealth of ideas and resources, guidance is given on how to use music as a practical tool to develop skills vital to literacy. As music is naturally inclusive, the activities are suitable for all children. Each chapter includes activities to explore, and the book covers: - the myriad of skills which may be elicited through music making - the importance of sound discrimination to literacy - the links between how the brain processes both music and language - how to develop literacy skills through musical activities - ideas to support teaching literacy through phonics Written for teachers, practitioners, teaching assistants and childminders, as well as for anyone working with children in nursery and primary schools, children's centres and at home, this book provides a wealth of information. It is an invaluable resource to support the development of children's literacy skills in an enjoyable and effective way. Maria Kay is a teacher and music and literacy specialist, currently developing and delivering literacy- through-music programmes.

Boys Get Anorexia Too

Author: Jenny Langley
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1847878741
Format: PDF
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Eating disorders are usually associated with females but there are an increasing number of males affected by anorexia and bulimia. Often there is a link between male eating disorders and athletic prowess, and the quest for physical perfection can result in damaging behaviours associated with diet, supplements and exercise. This unique and important book combines a mine of information with a readable and engaging case study. The author was shocked and horrified when her son developed anorexia at the age of twelve. Having a research background, she naturally turned her attention to finding out as much as she could about how best to combat this terrifying illness. Her son is now fully recovered and has supported this book that not only describes their experiences, but also provides a practical guide on how to cope with male eating disorders. A much needed resource for other parents in similar situations, the book will also be of interest to people working in health centres, clinics and hospitals. It will also be invaluable for youth support groups, teachers and sports coaching staff, who are often the first to be aware of concerns about eating disorders in young men. Jenny is a Chartered Accountant who worked in the pharmaceutical industry for many years. Latterly she has also worked in the Financial Services Industry (for six years) as a pharmaceutical and healthcare analyst and salesperson. She is a member of the Eating Disorder Association and a volunteer member of their Self Help Network.

Popular Mechanics

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Popular Mechanics inspires, instructs and influences readers to help them master the modern world. Whether it’s practical DIY home-improvement tips, gadgets and digital technology, information on the newest cars or the latest breakthroughs in science -- PM is the ultimate guide to our high-tech lifestyle.

One Lucky Duck

Author: Alison Maloney
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ISBN: 9781845392482
Format: PDF
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Presented in a miniature form, this title contains stories with illustrations.t is intended for young readers.