Some Quality Books on Education and Parenting
The Battle Over Homework: Common Ground for Administrators, Teachers, andParents by Harris M. Cooper
Homework is the cause of more tension between home and school then any other
element of education. This book by Harris M. Cooper seeks to answer all the
tough questions regarding homework: What is the right amount? How should
parents come into play in the process? What is the significance of homework?
The book provides teachers with tools to hold constructive conversations with
students and their families. This reference offers the opportunity to turn
homework into an effort to promote learning.
Teaching Teens With Add and Adhd: A Quick Reference Guide for Teachers and
Parents by Chris A. Zeigler Dendy
This book contains brief summaries of about 50 key issues related to ADD/ADHD
and success in education. Everything a teacher needs to know about ADD, from
understanding basics to effective interventions, is touched upon in the book.
Active educators will appreciate the ease of use of this reference guide.
Parents of struggling children can use this book as well, it comes especially
handy for situations such as homework difficulties. The book also includes
blank forms and checklists, which prove that this book is an invaluable tool
for parents and teachers alike. It gives them what they need to know to help
the students succeed.
Bright Minds, Poor Grades: Understanding and Motivating your Underachieving
Child by Michael D. Whitley
For all the parents who have been told that their child is performing up to
their potential, this is your book. Psychologist Michael Whitley, Ph.D.
provides a ten step program to help motivate children who are underachieving.
The book is very easy to follow, and describes six different types of
underachievers, and offers the ten steps to help the child succeed
academically and, in life.
How to Get Your Child to Love Reading: For Ravenous and Reluctant Readers
Alike by Esmé Raji Codell
This 500 page book is filled with ideas for consummate storytimes, birthday
parties, mad-scientist experiments and cooking adventures, stories for
reluctant readers and book groups for boys, step-by-step instructions for book
parades, crafts, storytelling festivals, radio broadcasts, and more. There are
several book lists, with subject-driven reading recommendations for science,
adventure, math, weather, cooking, nature, music, gardening, sports,
mythology, poetry, history, biography, nature, fiction, and more. The Author's
creative Ideas and enthusiasm will behoove even the busiest of parents and
children to include reading in their daily life.
The Myth of Laziness by Mel Levine
This book focuses on kids challenged by oral and written communication; the
author believes parents and educators must pay attention to different learning
styles rather than label a child as lazy. Despite the thought-provoking
theories and discussions of problems such as impairment in the generation of
ideas and memory difficulties, only the final chapter offers a broad range of
strategies that can be used to remedy such troubles. Still, the advice-e.g.,
create a home office for kids, document time spent and level of output, adjust
expectations-is on target and should help struggling parents.
More Than Words: Helping Parents Promote Communication and Social Skills in
Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder by Fern Sussman
More Than Words presents a step-by-step guide for parents of children with
autism in an extensive, practical, and user-friendly format. Strategies are
drawn from current research to help children develop more advanced
communication skills, focusing on helping the child reach four goals what are
they? Read the book! The book is illustrated, and with chapters divided into
four color-coded stages of communication, this book was developed for The
Hanen Program For Parents of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder
Opening Your Child's Nine Learning Windows by Cheri Fuller
Your child's capacity for learning is truly astonishing, and you are the
teacher. How can you make the most of your incredible, God-given opportunity?
In Opening Your Child's Nine Learning Windows, educator Cheri Fuller shares
amazing insights into how children learn. You'll find many chapters of
principles, activities, motivation boosters, and practical tips and
suggestions to help you take full advantage of nine critical "learning
windows" in your child's life: musical, language, emotional, creativity,
curiosity, math and logic, physical, spiritual, and values.
176 Ways to Involve Parents: Practical Strategies for Partnering With Families
by Betty Boult
Would you like to see children score significantly higher on reading tests?
Stay in school longer? Excel in academics? If you answered "yes" to any of
these questions, you’re not alone! These goals are directly linked to parent
involvement. By taking a committed role in a child's education, parents make a
direct, positive impact on academic achievement. With decades of research to
support this claim, 176 Ways to Involve Parents presents ready-to-use ideas
to fully engage parents in the school community.
Successful Kindergarten Transition: Your Guide to Connecting Children,
Families, & Schools by Robert C. Pianta
This book presents an approach to enhancing a child's transition into
kindergarten. A variety of transition strategies are offered and can be
tailored to the individual needs of families and schools. Great for parents,
school administrators, counselors, and teachers.
How's My Kid Doing? A Parent's Guide to Grades, Marks, and Report Cards by
Thomas R. Guskey
In this book, Thomas R. Guskey has created a practical handbook for parents
who have trouble understanding their school-age children's grades, report
cards, and test scores. This down-to-earth guide will help parents make sense
of school reports and offers a helpful resource that can open communications
between parents and teachers.
Coloring Outside the Lines by Roger Schank
This controversial and enlightened book by Roger Schank, Ph.D. who believes
that every day of the school year our children are being failed by an academic
system that does nothing to stir a lifelong passion for learning.
In this alarming book, Schank shatters myths about how children learn and
offers candid advice for parents who want to raise kids with gumption,
ambition, creativity, inquisitiveness, and analytic and verbal proficiency.
Positive Child Guidance by Darla Ferris Miller
Intended to equip adults with information for guiding, managing, and coping
with children's behavior, Positive Child Guidance helps to make sense of
children's efforts to understand their own emerging needs and feelings while
handling adult expectations. Open-ended solutions are presented to encourage
students to engage in higher levels of thinking, analyzing, and synthesizing.
How to Grow a Young Music Lover by Cheri Fuller
How to Grow a Young Music Lover is the ideal guide for parents who want to
boost their children’s education through music, who love music and want their
children to do the same, and parents who wish they knew more about music and
want their children to have advantages and instruction they did not. The book
is a wonderful resource for homeschooling parents who want an informative,
accessible music curriculum and those want to support their children’s
instruction in piano, violin, or other instruments.
The Book for Guys Who Don't Want Kids by Scott Kelby
Each year millions of fathers are born—many kicking, screaming, and railing
against the prospect of raising the next generation. Not to worry: Super Dad
Scott Kelby turns parenthood into a pleasant prospect by focusing on all that
you get from being a dad rather than what you think you're giving up. Even the
most resistant will soon see that the scale is tipped heavily in dads' favor
as Scott reveals the rewards of fatherhood.
Eliminating Careless Error by James Watt
This is the first and only book available showing the complete method of
eliminating careless error from arithmetic. It is a long overdue and truly
revolutionary book. All parents should read it. The method is both very easy
to understand and teach as well as fun. There is no excuse for your child to
ever get less than a B in arithmetic if they learn this method in this book.
Read the book and see why this is true.