Teaching Kids To Think

Author: Darlene Sweetland
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.
ISBN: 1492602760
Size: 79.65 MB
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Why Do Kids These Days Expect Everything to be Given to Them? Today's kids don't know how to read a map. They can Google the answer to any question at lightning speed. If a teen forgets his homework, a quick call to mom or dad has it hand-delivered in minutes. Fueled by the rapid pace of technology, the Instant Gratification Generation not only expects immediate solutions to problems—they're more dependent than ever on adults. Today's kids are being denied opportunities to make mistakes, and more importantly, to learn from them. They are being taught not to think. In Teaching Kids to Think, Dr. Darlene Sweetland and Dr. Ron Stolberg offer insight into the social, emotional, and neurological challenges unique to this generation. They identify the five parent traps that cause adults to unknowingly increase their children's need for instant gratification, and offer practical tips and easy-to-implement solutions to address topics relevant to children of all ages. A must-read for parents and educators, Teaching Kids to Think will help you understand where this sense of entitlement comes from—and how to turn it around in order to raise children who are confident, independent, and thoughtful.

Teaching Kids To Think

Author: Darlene Sweetland
Publisher: Sourcebooks
ISBN: 9781492602750
Size: 34.81 MB
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Intends to help children develop problem-solving skills in the age of instant gratification and over-dependence on parents.

Teaching Kids To Think Critically

Author: Clifton Chadwick
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475810679
Size: 77.85 MB
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This book is based on a simple series of psychological concepts. While ability to think has always been important, the knowledge economy significantly increases the demand for higher order thinking and problem-solving abilities. Parents should take a much more active role in teaching their children to think. Early preschool years are critical because long-term attitudes and early strategies are learned then. Approaches and perspectives on learning to think can be clearly communicated to parents in ways which will make it possible for them to use the correct strategies to stimulate their students to think more clearly and critically. There are five elements involved in good, logical, critical, and creative thinking: 1. The skills involved in effective, efficient, and lasting learning, or commonly referred to as cognitive processing strategies 2. The mastery of logic and structure of what is being learned 3. Awareness of what one knows and does not know, and how one knows and how one thinks 4. The standards or guidelines for the validity and reliability of what one knows, called intellectual standards 5. The knowledge and skills involved in critical thinking and solving problems in different subjects or domains

Teaching Our Children To Think

Author: John Langrehr
Publisher: Solution Tree Press
ISBN: 1936765926
Size: 65.95 MB
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Move students from simply memorizing content to making meaningful connections. More than 200 user-friendly exercises show you how to help students develop many of the valuable critical and creative thinking skills that have been identified by educators as essential, including questioning, classifying, inferring, and predicting.

Teaching Children To Think

Author: Robert Fisher
Publisher: Nelson Thornes
ISBN: 9780748794416
Size: 52.14 MB
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This book describes and analyzes programs and approaches to the teaching of thinking from all around the world, providing ideas for teachers to use in their own classrooms. With new summaries for each chapter, this new updated version includes more practical ideas to start the day thinking. Teaching Children to Think features more on emotional intelligence, cognitive acceleration, and the use of ICT in teaching thinking; while also providing more on assessment, new resources, and weblinks.

I Think I Am

Author: Louise L. Hay
Publisher: Hay House, Inc
ISBN: 140192364X
Size: 57.19 MB
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Best-selling author Louise L. Hay has spent her life teaching people that their thoughts create their lives, and she has written numerous books for adults that have helped them discover their own self-worth. Similarly, Louise has always believed that if children could learn the power of their thoughts early on, their journey through life would be happier and more rewarding, with fewer struggles along the way. In this new book, Louise teaches boys and girls about the importance of affirmations-the thoughts and words we use in our daily lives that express what we believe to be true. Within these pages, there are wonderful examples of kids turning "negative" thoughts such as worry, anger, and fear into positive words and actions that express joy, happiness, and love. There are also tips that show children how they can apply affirmations to their daily lives. Vibrant illustrations and simple text make these concepts easy to understand for even the youngest child. Parents and children will have so much fun learning about the power of positive affirmations and what a difference they can make!

No More Stinking Thinking

Author: Joann Altiero
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
ISBN: 1846425794
Size: 24.67 MB
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'This workbook, developed after 23 years of work with children, is designed to help children change their 'stinking thinking.' 'Stinking Thinking' are ways children think that cause them to be anxious, depressed, angry, guilty, frustrated, embarrassed, insecure, or jealous. The exercises help children ages 6 to 12 years develop cognitive skills, positive thought patterns, and resilience to cope with daily hardships. The wizard theme is attractive to children and encourages them to interact with parents or therapists as they practice the concepts. Therapists and parents will find this workbook user-friendly, attractive, and fun. It is a valuable adjunct to cognitive behavioral approaches. Children are fascinated with wizards and enjoy the exercises.' - Virginia Child Protection Newsletter 'This ingenious workbook, designed for use by psychologists, teachers or parents, is highly visual and interactive and could beneficially be used with individuals and groups of children. Based on the CBT approach, it encourages children to explore their negative thinking patterns which in turn enhances their ability to cope with daily challenges. The author has cleverly used the world of magic as a backdrop to each session, and children are enticed to become "super thinking wizards" as they learn to outsmart negative thinking.' - The Psychologist 'Joann Altiero's No More Stinking Thinking is a workbook for parents, teachers and therapists to teach children how to develop the cognitive skills and resilience that will help them to cope with daily adversity, including criticism, disappointment and bullying. Each lesson explains a different type of "stinking thinking" - from ignoring the big picture or jumping to conclusions, to making a big (or little) deal out of something - and teaches children how to spot and combat it. The book aims to teach children about the power of positive, healthy and confident thinking and assertive behaviours. A final "exam" and a graduation certificate are included. No More Stinking Thinking is accessible and fully interactive and an ideal tool for helping children develop positive thinking in an imaginative and exciting way.' - Afasic News 'This workbook aims to help those working with children teach positive thinking. Simple exercises encourage children to think about any negative views they may have about themselves and address them. Each chapter looks at a particular problem, for example jumping to conclusions. There are fun activities as well as exercises to summarise what has been learnt and children can work towards becoming a Super Wizard Thinker.' - ChildrenNow 'This book is written to help children combat negative thinking. The children work through the book with you and become a wizard of positive thinking! The idea of the book is very good and is written in a very light hearted manner. I would recommend this book to anyone who feels their child needs some help feeling good about themselves.' - www.ncma.org.uk 'This book is a workbook for parents/carers and children to encourage positive thinking. It is written in a friendly style, which makes it easy for children to follow. I particularly liked the lay out, it is in 6 chapters for steps to positive thinking and the pages are clearly laid out with lots of pictures and activities and spaces to draw your own pictures. The pictures complement the text well and make the chapters more fun. The activities are easy for the children to follow as well as making them think about what they have just read. I shall be using it in my setting and would recommend it to other childminders.' - National Child-Minding Association 'I think this workbook would be a useful resource for professionals, in particular teachers, who could use the exercises as discussions points when working with a group of children.' - Adoption-net.co.uk How can children learn to combat negative thinking in a fun and constructive way? By applying to be a wizard of positive thinking, of course! Joann Altiero's No More Stinking Thinking is an easy-to-use workbook for use by parents, teachers, and therapists to teach children how to develop the cognitive skills and resilience that will help them to cope with daily adversity, including criticism, disappointment and bullying. Each lesson in this mental health "wizard class" explains a different type of "Stinking Thinking" - from ignoring the big picture or jumping to conclusions to making a big (or little) deal out of something - and teaches children how to spot and combat it. They are drawn into a magical world where they learn about the power of positive, healthy and confident thinking and assertive behaviors as they defeat the evil Lord Stinker and become "Super Thinking Wizards." Exercises, a final "exam," and a graduation certificate are included. Accessible and fully interactive, No More Stinking Thinking is an ideal tool for helping children develop positive thinking skills in an imaginative and exciting way.

Thinking With Chess

Author: Alexey W. Root
ISBN: 9781936277360
Size: 24.43 MB
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Offers information to teachers, librarians, chess coaches, counselors, and parents on teaching chess to groups of children.

Teaching For Critical Thinking

Author: Stephen D. Brookfield
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118146719
Size: 27.54 MB
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praise for previous books by stephen d. brookfield "Award-winning author Stephen Brookfield offers insight, inspiration, and down-to-earth advice to all teachers in settings as diverse as college, adult education, and secondary schools—on how to thrive on the unpredictability of classroom life."—Better Teaching "The author [relates] some of his own personal experiences as an educator in encouraging critical thinking. His insight and honesty in relating these experiences is valuable and interesting."—CBE Report "Brookfield's book will serve as an effective focus that can facilitate faculty in thinking critically about their work, their community, their relationships, not only individually but collaboratively."—Teaching Sociology "He offers clear, jargon-free, and unpretentious guidance." —Reference & Research Book News "The author is so darned good at finding and highlighting the key research." —Training "Brookfield illustrates practically his major scholarly interest in this readable, innovative, and perceptive book on college teaching."—Choice

Thanks For The Feedback I Think

Author: Julia Cook
Publisher: Boys Town Press
ISBN: 1545721637
Size: 25.81 MB
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It doesn't matter is RJ hears compliments or constructive feedback, he is never sure how to respond. With guidance from his family, RJ learns why feedback, even when it's difficult to accept, is information he can use to become a better person.