This is a collection of 289 articles on various facets of child development, focusing on topics of interest to and written at a level appropriate for general readers and high school students and above. Overview articles of about 3,000 words look at particular topics such as parenting and child abuse. Introductory articles of about 1,500 words offer briefer discussions of areas such as day care, home schooling, and friendship. Biographies (about 400 words) review the lives of pioneers in the field of child development. Definitions, about 150 words long, are also included. Each encyclopedia entry is followed by a bibliography. Salkind teaches psychology and research in education at the University of Kansas. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The authors of No-Drama Discipline and The Yes Brain explain the new science of how a child’s brain is wired and how it matures in this pioneering, practical book.
“Simple, smart, and effective solutions to your child’s struggles.”—Harvey Karp, M.D.
In this pioneering, practical book, Daniel J. Siegel, neuropsychiatrist and author of the bestselling Mindsight, and parenting expert Tina Payne Bryson offer a revolutionary approach to child rearing with twelve key strategies that foster healthy brain development, leading to calmer, happier children. The authors explain—and make accessible—the new science of how a child’s brain is wired and how it matures. The “upstairs brain,” which makes decisions and balances emotions, is under construction until the mid-twenties. And especially in young children, the right brain and its emotions tend to rule over the logic of the left brain. No wonder kids throw tantrums, fight, or sulk in silence. By applying these discoveries to everyday parenting, you can turn any outburst, argument, or fear into a chance to integrate your child’s brain and foster vital growth.
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The bestselling first edition of Children's Mathematics helped hundreds of thousands of teachers understand children's intuitive mathematical thinking and use that knowledge to help children learn mathematics with understanding. The highly anticipated Second Edition provides new insights about Cognitively Guided Instruction based on the authors' research and experience in CGI classrooms over the last 15 years. Highlights include:
how children solve problems using their intuitive understanding of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division
the development of children's mathematical thinking throughout the primary grades
instructional practices that promote children's active engagement in mathematics
connections between children's strategies and powerful mathematical concepts
A new expanded collection of over 90 online video episodes illustrating children's mathematical thinking, interactions between students and teachers, and classroom instruction that builds on children's mathematical thinking.
Together, the Second Edition and videos provide a detailed research-based account of the development of children's mathematical thinking and problem solving, and how teachers can promote this development in ways that honor children's thinking.
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The Cambridge Encyclopedia of Child Development is a definitive, accessible and up-to-date account of all aspects of child development. Written by an international team of leading experts, it adopts an interdisciplinary approach covering topics that range from neonatal development to education, encompassing pediatrics, neuroscience, theories and research methods, physical development, social development, cognitive development, psychopathology and parenting. The contributors also look at cultural issues, sex differences and the history of child development. Brian Hopkins is co-author of Crying as a Sign, a Symptom, and a Signal (Cambridge, 2000).
This book was originally published prior to 1923, and represents a reproduction of an important historical work, maintaining the same format as the original work. While some publishers have opted to apply OCR (optical character recognition) technology to the process, we believe this leads to sub-optimal results (frequent typographical errors, strange characters and confusing formatting) and does not adequately preserve the historical character of the original artifact. We believe this work is culturally important in its original archival form. While we strive to adequately clean and digitally enhance the original work, there are occasionally instances where imperfections such as blurred or missing pages, poor pictures or errant marks may have been introduced due to either the quality of the original work or the scanning process itself. Despite these occasional imperfections, we have brought it back into print as part of our ongoing global book preservation commitment, providing customers with access to the best possible historical reprints. We appreciate your understanding of these occasional imperfections, and sincerely hope you enjoy seeing the book in a format as close as possible to that intended by the original publisher.
More than 60 highly accomplished literary writers and poets explore the timeless realities and contemporary challenges of becoming -- and being-- a grandparent in the 21st century. Finalist in the Anthology category, 2011 Next Generation Indie Book Awards. Winner, "Best Grandparenting Book" 2012 About.com Readers' Choice Awards.
Read what others are saying. . . "The generation that didn't trust anyone over 30 has gone grandparental, and this wide-ranging anthology explores new paradigms and timeless bonds. Shunning traditional 'greeting card verse,' the editors offer emotional, wise, and surprising works by more than 60 seasoned writers." --Chronogram Magazine "To read Child of My Child is to come to a deeper realization of the meaning of being a grandparent, and a parent, and a child. Maybe at some level that's what all literature is about." -Susan Adcox, About.Com
Coaching is defined as the process by which the coach creates structured, focused interaction and uses appropriate strategies, tools and techniques to promote desirable and sustainable change for the benefit of the learner, in turn making a positive impact on the organization.
~ Adapted from Mink, Owen and Mink, (1993) and from Cox Bachkirova and Clutterbuck (2010)
In the child welfare context, professional development coaching leads to improvements in practice, quality of work, and the agency’s success in working with children and families in the following ways:
Improving systemic implementation of practice
Creating positive changes in behavior
Embedding professional development
This official website for coaching in the field of child welfare provides access to information on how to learn and utilize several coaching skills, approaches, models, and foundational theories. The material was adapted from the Northern California Training Academy’s Coaching Toolkit for Child Welfare Practice, available for purchase or PDF download