Learning to Be Kind and Understand Others

Learning to Be Kind and Understand Others Author Judith M. Glasser
ISBN-10 143382261X
Year 2015
Language en

Did you know that there are ways to understand how other people think and feel? That's called empathy, and it is a skill you can learn! Empathy helps you get along with other people--your family, your friends, your teammates--everyone you know! Packed with exercises, pointers, and fun activities, this book will help you:See different points of viewUnderstand that everyone shows their feelings differentlyPay attention to your feelingsLook for clues about what others are feelingLearn the connection between thoughts and feelingsBrainstorm about why other people feel the way they doLearning to Be Kind and Understand Differences also includes a note and resources for parents. When you build your empathy skills you will get along better with other people--and feel good about yourself, too!

How to Read a Book

How to Read a Book Author Mortimer J. Adler
ISBN-10 9781476790152
Year 2014-09-30
Pages 448
Language en
Publisher Simon and Schuster

Analyzes the art of reading and suggests ways to approach literary works, offering techniques for reading in specific literary genres ranging from fiction, poetry, and plays to scientific and philosophical works.

Self Realization through Confucian Learning

Self Realization through Confucian Learning Author Siufu Tang
ISBN-10 9781438461496
Year 2016-07-29
Pages 192
Language en
Publisher SUNY Press

Confucian philosopher Xunzi’s moral thought is considered in light of the modern focus on self-realization. Self-Realization through Confucian Learning reconstructs Confucian thinker Xunzi’s moral philosophy in response to the modern focus on self-realization. Xunzi (born around 310 BCE) claims that human xing (“nature” or “native conditions”) is without an ethical framework and has a tendency to dominate, leading to bad judgments and bad behavior. Confucian ritual propriety (li) is needed to transform these human native conditions. Through li, people become self-directing: in control of feelings and desires and in command of their own lives. Siufu Tang explicates Xunzi’s understanding of the hierarchical structure of human agency to articulate why and how li is essential to self-realization. Ritual propriety also structures relationships to make a harmonious communal life possible. Tang’s focus on self-realization highlights how Confucianism can address the individual as well as the communal and serve as a philosophy for contemporary times.

A Special Kind of Brain

A Special Kind of Brain Author Nancy Russell Burger
ISBN-10 9781843107620
Year 2004
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Jessica Kingsley Publishers

Sharing the experience of bringing up a child with nonverbal learning disability (NLD), this warm and accessible book offers advice on subjects ranging across diagnosis and therapy, children's interaction with each other, suitable activities for a child with NLD and how to discuss NLD with children. An essential guide, this book will reassure, advise and inform parents and professionals who work with children with NLD.

Knowledge at the Crossroads

Knowledge at the Crossroads Author Lyn Yates
ISBN-10 9789811020810
Year 2016-11-14
Pages 257
Language en
Publisher Springer

There is much discussion about what needs to change in education institutions in the 21st century, but less attention given to how core disciplinary studies should be considered within that context. This book is based on a major 4-year research study of history and physics in the changing environment of schools and universities in Australia. Are these forms of knowledge still valuable for students? Are they complementary to, or at odds with the concerns about ‘21st century skills’, interdisciplinary and collaborative research teams, employability and ‘learner-centred’ education? How do those who work in these fields see changes in their disciplines and in their work environment? And what are the similarities and differences between the experiences of teachers and academics in physics and those in history? The book draws on interviews with 115 school teachers and university academics to provide new perspectives on two important issues. Firstly, how, for the purposes of today’s schools and universities, can we adequately understand knowledge and knowledge building over time? Secondly, what has been productive and what has been counter-productive in recent efforts to steer and manage the changes in Australia?

International Conference On Learning To Live Together

International Conference On Learning To Live Together Author D.B. Rao
ISBN-10 8171419895
Year 2005-01-01
Pages 348
Language en
Publisher Discovery Publishing House

Contents: International Conference on Education for all for Learning to Live Together: Contents and Learning Strategies-Problems and Solutions, Document to Assist the Discussions during the Workshops of the International Conference of Education, General Overview of the Forty-sixth Session of the International Conference on Education, Conclusions and Proposals for Action Arising from the Fortysixth Session of the International Conference on Education (ICE), Proceedings of the Conference, Introduction, Responding to Educational Needs, Towards a Shared Vision of Education for Living Together, Contents and Strategies for Learning to Live Together, Some External Conditions for Teaching Learning to Live Together, Agreement on the Guidelines for on Learning to Live Together, Postface: Learning to Live Together : Have we Filed?

How to Succeed At University International Edition

How to Succeed At University   International Edition Author Danton H. O'Day, PhD
ISBN-10 9781456609412
Year 2012
Pages 187
Language en
Publisher eBookIt.com

If you're a student hoping to excel at university, this inexpensive how-to guide is just what you need. From selecting a university and orientation to graduation day, the volume covers not only the basics but also provides unique insight every successful student needs to know. Aimed at students worldwide, this book reveals the secrets to university success. Written by a professor, with extensive experience teaching at several universities world-wide, and a recent graduate, who was awarded multiple scholarships, the special insight and guidance in this volume cannot be matched. The self-help guide takes students from the challenges of first year through to their successful graduation. It contains all of the information needed for academic success: - Attending lectures & taking effective notes - Step-by-step approaches to studying and learning - Preparing for and writing tests & exams - Guidance for tackling every type of test question - Strategies for effective listening, writing reports & essays - Advice on academic problems and how to deal with them effectively This book is loaded with professional advice. To enhance the learning experience, it includes interesting true stories and information from the latest International research on teaching and learning. Along with the university calendar and required textbooks, this is the only guide a student will need to reach his or her full potential. Follow this guide to academic achievement and be proud of your degree!

Through Our Eyes

Through Our Eyes Author Iffer Beisswenger
ISBN-10 9781434313751
Year 2007-05
Pages 104
Language en
Publisher AuthorHouse

A serial killer is stalking the community. He leaves subtle clues. Or are they? The murders are perfect, the clues and evidence left, break all traditional investigative formalities. The book is unique in the way you interpet the emotions. With a clever switching of tenses, the author allows you the reader to be the victim and the killer. You feel the pain, and emotions of the victim. You experience the excitement, the thoughts and the reasoning of the Killer. Both visions bring you to the point of death. With the author''s experiences and knowledge of the field, the book offers a close-up and front seat realistic view of the investigative process.

Elusive Justice

Elusive Justice Author Thea Renda Abu El-Haj
ISBN-10 9781136084188
Year 2012-12-06
Pages 224
Language en
Publisher Routledge

Elusive Justice addresses how educators think about and act upon, differences in schools - be they based on race, gender, class, or disability - and how discourse and practice about such differences are intimately bound up with educational justice. Rather than skip over contentious or uncomfortable dialogues about difference, Thea Abu El-Haj tackles them head on. Through rich and detailed ethnographic portraits of two schools with a commitment to social justice, she analyzes the ways discourses about difference provide a key site for both producing and resisting inequalities, and examines the dilemmas that emerge from either focusing on or ignoring them. In interrogating fundamental assumptions about difference and equity, Abu El-Haj deftly blends critique with a search for hope and possibility, to ultimately argue for ways educators might translate ideals about justice into effective practice.

Learning to Teach in the Secondary School

Learning to Teach in the Secondary School Author Susan Capel
ISBN-10 9781317659839
Year 2016-03-17
Pages 686
Language en
Publisher Routledge

Learning to teach involves hard work and careful preparation. To become an effective teacher requires pedagogical and subject knowledge, an understanding of your pupils and how they learn, and the confidence to respond to dynamic classroom situations. Learning to Teach in the Secondary School is the market leading text for all undergraduate, postgraduate and school-based routes to qualified teacher status. It offers an in-depth and practical introduction to the knowledge, skills and understanding needed to become a confident and effective teacher. With a focus on evidence-based practice, the book includes a wealth of examples to demonstrate how to successfully apply theory to practice, and how to critically analyse your practice to maximise pupil learning. This 7th edition is fully updated in light of the latest initiatives, evidence and research in the field, offering comprehensive coverage, unit by unit, of the key concepts and skills addressed on initial teacher education courses in preparation for work in schools. The wide range of pedagogical features support both university based work - including that up to Masters Level - and school-based initial teacher education, and are designed to help you develop those qualities that lead to good practice and a successful future in education. Written by expert practitioners, thirty-six essential units include: • adopting a positive approach to managing behaviour to support learning • ways pupils learn • planning lessons, units of work and schemes of work • motivating pupils • assessment • inclusion and special educational needs • using ICT and digital technologies • pupil grouping, progression and differentiation • managing time, workload and stress • getting your first teaching post. Learning to Teach in the Secondary School provides practical help and guidance for many of the situations and potential challenges you are faced with in school. Supported by the Learning to Teach Subjects in the Secondary School Series, it is an essential purchase for every aspiring secondary school teacher.

Teaching for Understanding

Teaching for Understanding Author Douglas P. Newton
ISBN-10 0415227909
Year 2000
Pages 198
Language en
Publisher Psychology Press

Teaching for Understandingdescribes the nature of understanding, strategies that support it, and factors which bear upon it in a way which makes it accessible to teachers in raining, practicing teachers, and lecturer in education. Its coverage includes understanding and its nature, constructing relationships and mental structures, surrogate teachers, metacognition, and assessment.

Critical Thinking A User s Manual

Critical Thinking  A User   s Manual Author Debra Jackson
ISBN-10 9780495814078
Year 2011-01-01
Pages 368
Language en
Publisher Cengage Learning

CRITICAL THINKING: A USER’S MANUAL offers an innovative skill-based approach to critical thinking that provides step-by-step tools for learning to evaluate arguments. Students build a complete skill set by recognizing, analyzing, diagramming, and evaluating arguments; later chapters encourage application of the basic skills to categorical, truth-functional, analogical, generalization, and causal arguments as well as fallacies. The exercises throughout the text engage readers in active learning, integrate writing as part of the critical thinking process, and emphasize skill transference. A special feature, called Your Turn! encourages students to not just skim through the book’s explanations, but stop, think, and apply what they are learning. CRITICAL THINKING: A USER’S MANUAL offers multiple opportunities for different kinds of practice and options for appealing to different learning styles. The quantity and variety of exercises allow for group work, reflection and application, and writing practice as well as traditional homework exercises. Aplia, an online homework solution that increases student effort and engagement, is available as an option with this text to provide additional critical thinking practice with immediate feedback to reinforce the skills students are building in class. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Be Polite and Kind

Be Polite and Kind Author Cheri J. Meiners
ISBN-10 9781575428031
Year 2003-12-15
Pages 40
Language en
Publisher Free Spirit Publishing

When children are kind, courteous, and respectful, people enjoy being around them and reciprocate with the same behavior. This book helps kids understand the importance of showing politeness, speaking kindly, using basic courtesies (“please,” “thank you,” “excuse me”), and respecting the feelings of others. Scenarios and role-play activities help adults reinforce the book’s lessons.

The Anthropology of Language An Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology

The Anthropology of Language  An Introduction to Linguistic Anthropology Author Harriet Ottenheimer
ISBN-10 9780495508847
Year 2008-09-30
Pages 400
Language en
Publisher Cengage Learning

Ottenheimer’s authoritative yet approachable introduction to the field’s methodology, skills, techniques, tools, and applications emphasizes the kinds of questions that anthropologists ask about language — and the kinds of questions that intrigue students. The text brings together the key areas of linguistic anthropology, addressing issues of power, race, gender, and class throughout. Further stressing the everyday relevance of the text material, Ottenheimer includes In the Field vignettes that draw you in to the chapter material via stories culled from her own and others’ experiences, as well as Doing Linguistic Anthropology and Cross- Language Miscommunication features that describe real-life applications of text concepts. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.