Every Child Is A Genius

Author: Elise M. Griffith
Publisher: Prima Lifestyles
ISBN: 9780761512776
Size: 49.10 MB
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365 fun and easy ways to develop your child's gifts. Discover your child's hidden potential.

Genius In Every Child

Author: Rick Ackerly
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 0762787244
Size: 70.38 MB
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Genius is not just about intelligence and aptitude, it's also a word that embodies our inner soul, nature, or character. In this illuminating book, a former principal and father shares heartwarming stories and wise advice that offers a rare insight into children and the process of education. The Genius in Every Child celebrates the moments in the lives of children, their parents, and their teachers. The stories of unique characters in action illustrate some of the principles of education and the disciplines we need to be good stewards of our children’s character and intellect. The vignettes provide both delight and enjoyment in the miracle of it all, and perspective and solace in the difficulty of it all, encouraging parents and teachers to work hand-in-hand. This book urges parents to focus on the long run, entrusting the trials, struggles, and sufferings of the short run to the kids. It proposes a shift in focus from test scores to enthusiasm, from perfect behavior to learning from mistakes, from measuring up to making something of yourself, from independence to interdependence, from goodness to integrity, from fear to love. The value of this experience to hundreds of children, parents, and teachers derives from the depth of Rick Ackerly’s perception and the subtlety of his understanding. He offers perspective and guidance on a wide range of challenges faced by parents of today’s school-aged children, including: self-confidence, discipline, boundary-setting, building character, integrity, taking responsibility, facing challenges, handling disappointment, peer pressure, reading, testing, homework, academic achievement, failure, and success. [Excerpt] Mr. Rick's Words of Wisdom Children need teachers at school and parents at home. Failure is at least as powerful an educator as success. Kids need consequences and they need forgiveness We put our kids at risk by trying to engineer their success. Our children need us to have confidence in them. The core of building character is taking responsibility. If we are open to the surprise, we can let them educate us.

Bring Out The Genius In Your Child

Author: Ken Adams
Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.
ISBN: 9780600614357
Size: 46.87 MB
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Ken Adams explains in this user-friendly book exactly how children learn at the different stages of their development, and offers suggestions for games and exercises to help children realise their potential.

Awakening Genius In The Classroom

Author: Thomas Armstrong
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 0871203022
Size: 78.20 MB
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"Every student is a genius," declares author Thomas Armstrong, and an educator's most important job is to discover and nurture the "genius qualities" that all students were born with but that may no longer be obvious. Urging readers to look beyond traditional understandings of what constitutes genius, Armstrong describes 12 such qualities: curiosity, playfulness, imagination, creativity, wonder, wisdom, inventiveness, vitality, sensitivity, flexibility, humor, and joy. He cites research in various fields that supports this broader understanding of genius and explains how influences in the home, the popular media, and the school itself "shut down" the genius in students. Combining thoughtful insights and practical information, Armstrong offers guiding principles to help educators awaken genius in the classroom--beginning with awakening the genius in themselves. Readers will find dozens of suggested activities and helpful resources to provide "genius experiences" and create a "genial climate" in the classroom. In addition, suggestions for further study at the end of each section provide starting points for personal and professional reflection and growth. As it celebrates the potential brainpower waiting to be unlocked in classrooms everywhere, Awakening Genius in the Classroom inspires educators to look at their students from a different perspective and to reinvigorate their teaching with a new sense of excitement and possibility. The result, Armstrong concludes, could extend far beyond the classroom and transform not only our schools, but the entire world.

The Genius In Children

Author: Rick Ackerly
Publisher: CreateSpace
ISBN: 9781452827520
Size: 54.48 MB
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Presents advice for parents coping with child rearing issues, including first day of school, discipline, separation from paretns, peer pressure, dyslexia, and more.

Creative Genius

Author: Marjorie Sarnat
Publisher: JR Imagination
ISBN: 9780983740490
Size: 61.45 MB
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"Creative genius moves students beyond lower-level thinking skills, like fact recall, and stimulates them to make new connections, think beyond the obvious, and find the possible within the impossible."--back cover.

Make Your Kid A Money Genius Even If You Re Not

Author: Beth Kobliner
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476766827
Size: 64.62 MB
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The New York Times bestseller that is a must-read for any parent! From Beth Kobliner, the author of the bestselling personal finance bible Get a Financial Life—a new, must-have guide showing parents how to teach their children (from toddlers to young adults) to manage money in a smart way. Many of us think we can have the “money talk” when our kids are old enough to get it…which won’t be for years, right? But get this: Research shows that even preschoolers can understand basic money concepts, and a study from Cambridge University confirmed that basic money habits are formed by the age of seven. Oh, and research shows the number one influence on kids’ financial behaviors is mom and dad. Clearly, we can’t afford to wait. Make Your Kid a Money Genius (Even If You’re Not) is a jargon-free, step-by-step guide to help parents of all income levels teach their kids—from ages three to twenty-three—about money. It turns out the key to raising a money genius isn’t to teach that four quarters equal a dollar or how to pick a stock. Instead, it’s about instilling values that have been proven to make people successful—not just financially, but in life: delaying gratification, working hard, living within your means, getting a good education, and acting generously toward others. More specifically, you’ll learn why allowance isn’t the Holy Grail when teaching your kid to handle money, and why after-school jobs aren’t always the answer either. You’ll discover the right age to give your kid a credit card, and learn why doling out a wad of cash can actually be a good parenting move. You don’t need to be a money genius to make your kid a money genius. Regardless of your comfort level with finance—or your family’s income—this charming and fun book is an essential guide for passing along enduring financial principles, making your kids wise beyond their years—and peers—when it comes to money.

Unlocking Your Child S Genius

Author: Andrew Fuller
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 147352959X
Size: 72.75 MB
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We all want our child to be the best they can be, but how can we discover and encourage their natural talents? Clinical psychologist Andrew Fuller believes that every child has an innate sense of inquisitiveness, creativity and lateral thinking that forms the basis of genius. However, social conditioning and school life can lead to a desire to conform and fit in which can squash their curiosity. For parents and grandparents, Andrew Fuller’s new book holds the way to unlock their child’s genius. No the answer is not homework, more after school tutoring or blaming the school. Yes the answer is thinking, talking and listening, and delightfully making mistakes together. Covering the age range of 2 to 18, Andrew draws on the latest research and his own extensive work with thousands of children in private practice. He shows parents how to recognise the qualities in their child that predict genius – creativity, motivation, determination, imagination and the willingness – and build on these essential foundations regardless of which field their talents lie in.

Cultivating The Genius Of Black Children

Author: Debra Sullivan
Publisher: Redleaf Press
ISBN: 160554406X
Size: 50.28 MB
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There has been much attention given to the achievement gap between white and minority students, especially African American children. Through research and years of experience, the author breaks down the cultural influences on children's learning styles and provides a practical approach to helping black children thrive in the classroom. For black children, which Sullivan defines as those of African descent, there is a disconnect between learning preferences and learning environments that must be bridged before the achievement gap can be closed. This hands-on resource is filled with effective strategies and best practices to help early childhood educators expand their "toolbox" for supporting children. Increasing cultural intelligence will allow us to work across the many differences in our classrooms. As our schools become more diverse, cultural competency will be an increasingly important skill for teacher's efficacy and children's success. By cultivating the individual genius of each child and meeting children where they are today, we can invigorate the education system and provide children high-quality early education experiences. Debra Ren-Etta Sullivan, EdD, is the cofounder and president of Praxis Institute for Early Childhood Education. She has more than twenty-five years of experience in higher education as a teacher, researcher, and administrator.

Your Child Can Think Like A Genius

Author: Bernadette Tynan
Publisher: HarperThorsons
ISBN: 9780007160730
Size: 30.54 MB
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Bring out the best in your children with this book, written with the busy parent in mind. Leading expert Bernadette Tynan, who works with parents, children and teachers, reveals that every child has their own gifts and will excel with a parent's support. Includes exercises, games and puzzles to develop creative thinking and problem solving skills.