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 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.
A strange, fascinating universe full of mysteries ..... welcome to my world! In this story mixing personal development and fantastic adventure, a character is the heart of this book, it is ...... YOU! You are going to live a very great spiritual quest, are you ready to go beyond the imaginary and to discover a new reality? Let yourself be carried away by this story that will help you understand the basics of the law of attraction. A book developed by Yoann MERITZA, professional PNL coach, specializing in personal development
Genius is not a mysterious quality possessed by a few. Educators, psychologists and scientists acknowledge the value of early experience in shaping a lifetime of genius. The seeds of a great mind are sown in the talents and qualities parents nurture during infancy and childhood. This book will help you — the caring parent — combine the unique knowledge of your child's personality with the latest research on how children learn at each age, to enable you help your children achieve his full potential. From infancy, pre-school and through school, at every stage, the book is designed to enhance your child's concentration skills, problem-solving abilities, creativity, and honest motivation — the complex dynamics which will translate your child's potential into a brilliant legal mind, a gifted surgeon or a path-breaking physicist.
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.
Teaching Science to Every Child proposes a fresh perspective for teaching school science and draws upon an extensive body of classroom research to meaningfully address the achievement gap in science education. Settlage and Southerland begin from the point of view that science can be thought of as a culture, rather than as a fixed body of knowledge. Throughout this book, the idea of culture is used to illustrate how teachers can guide all students to be successful in science while still being respectful of students' ethnic heritages and cultural traditions. By combining a cultural view of science with instructional approaches shown to be effective in a variety of settings, the authors provide elementary and middle school teachers with a conceptual framework as well as pedagogical approaches which support the science learning of a diverse array of students.
This second volume of Schopenhauer's World as Will and Presentation is framed by a pedagogical structure designed to make this important work of philosophy more accessible and meaningful for undergraduates. With in-depth, user-friendly introductions, copious notes to clarify difficult or important passages, and a rich index, each volume makes the masterworks of philosophy accessible to students and emphasizes their relevance to contemporary issues and debates.
As children, Connie and Estella were best friends-until Estella was discovered to be a math prodigy, which led to the sisters' estrangement. Now, years later, they are forced to reunite on the Gulf Coast of Florida as they pack up their childhood home and ready it for sale. The reunion comes at a time when both Connie and Estella must come to terms with painful revelations and devastating consequences in their own lives. And once again, her sister's genius may alter Connie's life in ways she cannot control.