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Punished By Rewards: The Trouble with Gold Stars, Incentive Plans, A's, Praise, and Other BribesMon, 04/07/2008 - 14:28 -- adminIn this groundbreaking book, Alfie Kohn shows that while manipulating people with incentives seems to work in the short run, it is a strategy that ultimately fails and even does lasting harm. Our workplaces and classrooms will continue to decline, he argues, until we begin to question our reliance on a theory of motivation derived from laboratory animals.
The Hundred Languages of Children: The Reggio Emilia ApproachThu, 03/13/2008 - 16:53 -- adminOver the past forty years, educators there have evolved a distinctive innovative approach that supports children’s well-being and fosters their intellectual development through a systematic focus on symbolic representation. Young children (from birth to age six) are encouraged to explore their environment and express themselves through many “languages,” or modes of expression, including words, movement, drawing, painting, sculpture, shadow play, collage, and music.
Best Practices in Early Childhood Education: The Reggio Emilia ApproachHailed as the best pre-schools in the world by Newsweek magazine in 1991, the Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education has attracted the worldwide attention of educators, researchers and just about anyone interested in early childhood education best practices. Today, the Reggio approach has been adopted in USA, UK, New Zealand, Australia and many other countries.
Early Years Study 2: Putting Science Into ActionIn 2007, the Council for Early Child Development published Early Years Study 2: Putting Science into Action, a report that focuses on the scientific evidence supporting the importance of early learning and care as it relates to childhood development. This report is a follow up to the 1999 Mustard/McCain Early Years Study, a groundbreaking report that recommended an integrated system of community-based early child development and parenting centres linked to the school system.
How People Learn: Brain, Mind, Experience, and SchoolMon, 03/10/2008 - 12:04 -- adminNew evidence from many branches of science has significantly added to our understanding of what it means to know, from the neural processes that occur during learning to the influence of culture on what people see and absorb.
Teaching with the Brain in MindFri, 03/07/2008 - 23:48 -- adminEvery year, millions of parents trust that the professionals who teach their children know something about the brain and processes of learning. But most schools of education offer psychology, not neurology, courses. At best, these psychology courses provide indirect information about the brain and how children actually learn.
Teaching with the Brain in Mind fills this gap with the latest practical, easy-to-understand research on learning and the brain. Consider important questions such as
The Primal Teen: What the New Discoveries about the Teenage Brain Tell Us about Our KidsThu, 03/06/2008 - 17:49 -- adminWhile many members of the scientific community have long held that the growing pains of adolescence are primarily psychological, Barbara Strauch highlights the physical nature of the transformation, offering parents and educators a new perspective on erratic teenage behavior.
Magic Trees of the Mind : How to Nurture Your Child's Intelligence, Creativity, and Emotions from Birth Through AdolescenceThu, 03/06/2008 - 14:14 -- adminAt each stage of development, the brain’s ability to gain new skills and process information is refined. As a leading researcher at the University of California at Berkeley, Marion Diamond has been a pioneer in this field of research. Now, Diamond and award-winning science writer Janet Hopson present a comprehensive enrichment program designed to help parents prepare their children for a lifetime of learning.
(Book description by publisher, Plume Books)
Why Love Matters: How Affection Shapes a Baby's BrainThu, 03/06/2008 - 14:06 -- admin
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