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Educator, parent, and toddler approved―200+ fun, educational toddler activities to establish key learning skills at each developmental milestone.

When you play with your toddler they learn essential skills that they don’t learn alone. That’s why former teacher turned stay-at-home mom, Angela Thayer, filled The Play & Learn Toddler Activities Book with more than 200 toddler activities specifically meant for you and your little one to play and learn together. With toddler activities that reinforce critical skills for each stage of learning, your toddler will learn to make connections, solve problems, and practice language skills while spending meaningful time with you.

The Play & Learn Toddler Activities Book includes:

  • An overview of toddler development to help you determine your child’s level of readiness for particular toddler activities
  • Over 200 fun toddler activities for children ages 12 months to 3 years, divided by learning category and complete with materials lists, activity times, prep times, and messiness ratings
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(Grades K and Up) The teacher at the Ant Hill School wants her students to be prepared - for everything! One day, she teaches her students what to do if a "dangerous someone" is in their school. Unfortunately, in the world we now live in, we must ask ourselves the essential question: What options do I have for survival, if I ever find myself in a violent intruder event? "I'm Not Scared…I'm Prepared!" will enhance the concepts taught by the ALICE Training Institute, and make them applicable to children of all ages in a non-fearful way. By using this book, children can develop a better understanding of what needs to be done if they ever encounter a "dangerous someone."...
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Celebrate the thirtieth anniversary of the Newbery Honor–winning survival novel Hatchet with a pocket-sized edition perfect for travelers to take along on their own adventures. This special anniversary edition includes a new introduction and commentary by author Gary Paulsen, pen-and-ink illustrations by Drew Willis, and a water resistant cover.

Thirteen-year-old Brian Robeson, haunted by his secret knowledge of his mother’s infidelity, is traveling by single-engine plane to visit his father for the first time since the divorce. When the plane crashes, killing the pilot, the sole survivor is Brian. He is alone in the Canadian wilderness with nothing but his clothing, a tattered windbreaker, and the hatchet his mother had given him as a present.

At first consumed by despair and self-pity, Brian slowly learns survival skills—how to make a shelter for himself, how to hunt and fish and forage for food, how to make a fire—and even finds the courage to start over from scratch when a tornado ravages his campsite. When Brian is finally rescued after fifty-four days in the wild, he emerges from his ordeal with new patience and maturity, and a greater understan...
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"It is not an overstatement to say that this is one of the most radical and important books on raising healthy, resilient, purpose-driven kids." - Madeline Levine, author of The Price of Privilege

"An invaluable resource for the thinking parent." - Lisa Damour, author of Untangled

"Compelling, revolutionary, and wise, The Self-Driven Child empowers parents with the courage, the tools, and the mindset to reduce toxic stress, and to foster our child's capacity for resilience. Its message is one every parent needs to hear." --Tina Payne Bryson, co-author of The Whole Brain Child

"Read it. Your children will thank you." - Paul Tough, author of How Children Succeed


A few years ago, Bill Stixrud and Ned Johnson started noticing the same problem from different angles: Even high-performing kids were coming to them acutely stressed and lacking any real motivation. Many complained that they had no control over their lives. Some stumbled in high school or hit college and unraveled. Bill is a clinical neuropsychologist who helps kids gripped by an...
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"An important and alarming new book." --New York Times

The way we teach reading is not working, and it cannot continue. We have largely abandoned phones-based reading instruction, despite research that supports its importance for word recognition. Rather than treating Black English as a valid dialect and recognizing that speaking one dialect can impact the ability to learn to read in another, teachers simply dismiss it as "incorrect English." And while we press children to develop large vocabularies because we think being a good reader means knowing more words, studies have found that a large vocabulary is only an indication of better pattern recognition.

Understanding the science of reading is more important than ever--for us, and for our children. Seidenberg helps us do so by drawing on cutting-edge research in machine learning, linguistics, and early childhood development. Language at the Speed of Sight offers an erudite and scathing examination of this most human of activities, and concrete proposals for how our society can produce better readers.
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This updated guide offers content and test questions based on the most recent version of the AP Psychology course objectives. Our latest edition includes:
  • Three full-length practice exams: one diagnostic test and two full-length practice tests
  • Comprehensive answer explanations for all questions
  • A review of all AP test topics, including research methods, the biological basis of behavior, and treatment of disorders
  • An abnormal psychology chapter completely overhauled to reflect the latest changes to the DSM-5
  • Fifteen additional multiple-choice practice questions for each unit with explained answers
  • An analysis of the test's essay section with a sample essay

BONUS ONLINE PRACTICE TESTS: Students who purchase this book will also get FREE access to three additional full-length online AP Psychology tests with all questions answered and explained. These online exams can be easily accessed by smartphone, tablet, or computer.

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Engage students in mathematics using growth mindset techniques

The most challenging parts of teaching mathematics are engaging students and helping them understand the connections between mathematics concepts. In this volume, you'll find a collection of low floor, high ceiling tasks that will help you do just that, by looking at the big ideas at the fifth-grade level through visualization, play, and investigation. 

During their work with tens of thousands of teachers, authors Jo Boaler, Jen Munson, and Cathy Williams heard the same message—that they want to incorporate more brain science into their math instruction, but they need guidance in the techniques that work best to get across the concepts they needed to teach. So the authors designed Mindset Mathematics around the principle of active student engagement, with tasks that reflect the latest brain science on learning. Open, creative, and visual mathematics tasks have been shown to improve student test scores, and more importantly change their relationship with mathematics and start believing in their own potential. The tasks in Mindset Mathematics reflect the lessons from brain science that:...
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What if education could be better--for students and for educators? Our changing world demands creative thinkers and collaborative problem solvers, but too often, schools stifle growth and discovery in favor of getting through the curriculum or preparing for "the test." Learning opportunities and teaching methods must evolve to match the ever-changing needs of today's learners. When we tell learners to complete an assignment, we get compliance. When we empower learners to explore and learn how to make an impact on the world, we inspire problem solvers and innovators. This required change in education involves more than providing training for administrators and teachers to implement new curriculum or programs and resources; it demands that we, as teachers and leaders, create an environment where learners at every level are empowered to take risks in pursuit of learning and growth rather than perfection. This book is for you if you are wondering . . . What if learners were valued for their diverse talents and not just our traditional model of "smart"? What if I could create new and better experiences for those I serve? What if I could inspire students to learn, to discover th...
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This book includes powerful stories from a Marketing Expert and Founder of Jim Rohn Int, a 7x Emmy-Winning Television Broadcaster, International Top Paid Speakers, Doctors of Medicine, The Godfather of Real Estate, Passive Income Multi-Millionaires, a 31-Year Marine Colonel, Entrepreneurs, and many more who share transformative stories about one moment that changed their lives and set them on the path for success.

"In Life-Defining Moments From Bold Thought Leaders, my long-time friend Kyle Wilson and his fellow contributors created a wonderful book loaded with strategies, ideas, and inspiring stories that will help you achieve new levels of success.” – Brian Tracy, Author, Speaker, Consultant

Fans of Jim Rohn, Brian Tracy, Tony Robbins, Mark Victor Hansen, Zig Ziglar, and Darren Hardy will discover stories full of applicable lessons and strategies that touch the heart and uplift the mind.

Kyle Wilson with Amada Chan, April Krahl, Bob Helms, Carmen Studer, Contessa Akin, Dan Sachkowsky, Diane Consolino, Felecia Froe MD, Freddy Perez, James Malinchak, Jessica Rector, Jim Gardner, Louis Cady MD, Marc-Andre Gagnon, Michael Brownell, Monic...
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Cultural Studies signals a major academic revolution for the 21st century. But what exactly is it, and how is it applied? It is a discipline that claims not to be a discipline; it is a radical critical approach for understanding racial, national, social and gender identities. "Introducing Cultural Studies" provides an incisive tour through the minefield of this complex subject, charting its origins in Britain and its migration to the USA, Canada, France, Australia and South Asia, examining the ideas of its leading exponents and providing a flavour of its use around the world. Covering the ground from Gramsci to Raymond Williams, postcolonial discourse to the politics of diaspora, feminism to queer theory, technoculture and the media to globalization, it serves as an insightful guide to the essential concepts of this fascinating area of study. It is essential reading for all those concerned with the quickening pulse of old, new and emerging cultures....
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What is time? The 5th-century philosopher St Augustine famously said that he knew what time was, so long as no one asked him. Is time a fourth dimension similar to space or does it flow in some sense? And if it flows, does it make sense to say how fast? Does the future exist? Is time travel possible? Why does time seem to pass in only one direction?These questions and others are among the deepest and most subtle that one can ask, but "Introducing Time" presents them - many for the first time - in an easily accessible, lucid and engaging manner, wittily illustrated by Ralph Edney....
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Trivium Test Prep’s ATI TEAS Test Study Guide 2018-2019: ATI TEAS Study Manual with Full-Length ATI TEAS Practice Tests for the ATI TEAS 6 Exam offers:

  • A detailed overview of what you need to know for ATI TEAS 6, so that you know exactly what to expect on the ATI TEAS Version 6 exam
  • Trivium Test Prep’s TEAS VI study guide also covers all of the subjects over which you will be tested
  • Includes over 300 TEAS 6 practice questions for you to practice and improve
  • Test tips and strategies to help you score higher on the ATI TEAS Sixth Edition

 

Trivium Test Prep’s ATI TEAS Test Study Guide 2018-2019: ATI TEAS Study Manual with Full-Length ATI TEAS Practice Tests for the ATI TEAS 6 Exam includes: 

ATI TEAS Version 6 Reading

  • Interpreting Text
  • Graphic Representations
  • Of Information

 

ATI TEAS Version 6 Mathematics

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SPIRIT + SCIENCE + REALITY BEING IS THE NEW DOING IS A VERY DIFFERENT KIND OF BOOK Who are you? There is a way that you’re being about your health, work, relationships, or money that is invisible to you. It matches neither your goals nor your vision for your life. There’s a gap between how you show up and what is actually required to create the results you want. Today you spend your energy, time, and peace of mind being busy, doing everything you can hour after hour with hopes of closing that gap. You charge through your to-do list like the sun bursting through a rain cloud. Nothing but your cell phone in your left hand, your keys in your right, and the fire of failure not being an option burning in your eyes. Sometimes you hit the goal but often times you do the hard work and still miss the mark on what really matters to you. WHAT’S MISSING? In today's constantly demanding world, we often equate value with productivity, reducing life quality to a strictly economic measurement. Dreams and goals are left to the few hours of a week unclaimed by our obligations. With such limitations, life becomes reactive rather than proactive. Pursuit of the things we are most passionate ab...
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Note: You are purchasing a standalone product; MasteringA&P does not come packaged with this content.

 

If you would like to purchase both the physical text and MasteringA&P

 

Order: ISBN-10: 0321902858 / ISBN-13: 9780321902856

 

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For those taking the one-semester Human Anatomy course

Praised for its atlas-style format, appropriately detailed anatomical illustrations, and exceptionally clear photographs of tissues and cadavers, Human Anatomy is now more visual and interactive. The Eighth Edition includes new one- and two-page Spotlight Figures that seamlessly integrate text and visuals to guide students through complex topics. New QR codes let you  use a smart phones to link directly from figures ...
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In the wake of Vine's death, Milk and Vine arose to satiate our desire for this timeless, authentic comedy. Following in the footsteps of its predecessor, Milk and Vine II expands the Vine-poetry canon to include over 100 more vines, as well as a foreword by Karl from Online, a Viner who amassed hundreds of millions of vine loops and created many viral vines like "F*ck me Jerry" and "I'm quitting vine because someone commented on my post saying that I look like a piece of broccoli so goodbye forever." Several classic vines grace these pages like oovoo javer, cam & colin, ninki minjaj, chicken strips, jessie and ari, x games, michael with a b, and more! Milk and Vine II is perfect for your coffee table, rainy days with friends, or as a gift for any teen. Grab a copy today, and RIP Vine. NOTE: Explicit language inside, as well as credit to all the viners!...
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For courses in one-semester human anatomy.

 

A fresh voice strengthens a visually compelling, classic human anatomy text

Revered for its groundbreaking, atlas-style format, detailed illustrations, and exceptionally clear photographs, Human Anatomy has long been known for its quality and sophistication, as well as its scope and level of coverage. Accomplished author and award-winning educator Judi Nath joins the writing team, bringing a fresh voice, enhanced accuracy, and a clear, engaging writing style to the 9th Edition.

 

The new edition builds upon the legacy of previous editions and includes expanded clinical content to help students focus on the types of diseases and injuries they are likely to encounter in their future careers; visually stunning Spotlight Figures in every chapter to guide students through complex topics; and new features that focus students on the key point in each section and use simple analogies and memory devices to help students remember facts and concepts.

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From the award-winning author of Soldier Girls and Just Like Us, a “fascinating” (The New York Times) account of refugee teenagers at a Denver public high school and their compassionate teacher and “a masterful book that is…bound to become a classic on integrating young immigrants into American society” (The Denver Post).

The Newcomers follows the lives of twenty-two immigrant teenagers throughout the course of the 2015-2016 school year as they land at South High School in Denver, Colorado. These newcomers, from fourteen to nineteen years old, come from nations convulsed by drought or famine or war. Many come directly from refugee camps, after experiencing dire forms of cataclysm. Some arrive alone, having left or lost every other member of their original family.

At the center of their story is Mr. Williams, their dedicated and endlessly resourceful teacher of English Language Acquisition. If Mr. Williams does his job right, the newcomers will leave his class at the end of the school year with basic English skills and new confidence, their foundation for becoming Americans and finding a place in their new home. Ulti...
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The country Cousins hockey team has been practicing every day for the big game against their rivals, the Beartown Bullies. But when Brother receives a Valentine in the mail from a secret “Sweetie Bear” he doesn’t know what to do. Will the Valentine keep him from playing his best at the hockey game or will he learn an important lesson about love?

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Narration, the art of telling, has been used as a pedagogical tool since ancient times. Over one hundred years ago, Charlotte Mason methodized narration and implemented it in scores of schools in Great Britain. Over the past few decades, educators in the US, mostly in home schools, have followed her guidelines with outstanding results.

This book discusses the theory behind the use of narration and then walks through the process from beginning to end, to show how simply "telling" is the foundation for higher-level thinking and writing.

While narration has grown popular among homeschoolers, it also works well in the classroom. In this book, you will find sample narrations and many resources to help you use narration with your students in any setting. If you've been wanting to try narration, but haven't felt confident enough to rely on an unfamiliar method, this book will give you the tools that you need to make the process easier.

People are narrating every day, and this book will show you how to make that natural activity a vital part of education that enhances children's relationship with knowledge and allows them to grow into skilled communicat...
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A New York Times Notable Book



"A must-read book for every American teacher and taxpayer." —Amanda Ripley, author of The Smartest Kids in the World


Launched with a hugely popular New York Times Magazine cover story, Building a Better Teacher sparked a national conversation about teacher quality and established Elizabeth Green as a leading voice in education. Green's fascinating and accessible narrative dispels the common myth of the "natural-born teacher" and introduces maverick educators exploring the science behind their art. Her dramatic account reveals that great teaching is not magic, but a skill—a skill that can be taught. Now with a new afterword that offers a guide on how to identify—and support—great teachers, this provocative and hopeful book "should be part of every new teacher’s education" (Washington Post).

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Kaplan's ASVAB Prep Plus 2018-2019 features proven strategies and realistic practice for all sections of the ASVAB and AFQT. This edition includes flashcards, expert videos, and an expanded online Quiz Bank to help you face the test with confidence.

Kaplan is so certain that ASVAB Prep Plus 2018-2019 offers all the knowledge you need to excel at the ASVAB that we guarantee it: After studying with the online resources and book, you'll score higher on the ASVAB—or you'll get your money back.

Get everything in the ASVAB Prep 2018-2019 package, plus two more practice tests, 650 additional practice questions, and flashcards from our all-star team of test experts.

With ASVAB Prep Plus 2018-2019 you can study on-the-go. Log in from anywhere to watch video lessons, complete quizzes and take practice tests that are optimized for your mobile device.

The Most Practice
  • Flashcards to help you reinforce important concepts for the technical subtests
  • Six introductory math videos that review basic concepts commonly seen in the Arithmetic Reasoning and Mathematics Knowledge subtests
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NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY
San Francisco Chronicle • The Plain Dealer

The inspiring true story of a group of young men whose lives were changed by a visionary mentor

 
On April 4, 1968, the death of Martin Luther King, Jr., shocked the nation. Later that month, the Reverend John Brooks, a professor of theology at the College of the Holy Cross who shared Dr. King’s dream of an integrated society, drove up and down the East Coast searching for African American high school students to recruit to the school, young men he felt had the potential to succeed if given an opportunity. Among the twenty students he had a hand in recruiting that year were Clarence Thomas, the future Supreme Court justice; Edward P. Jones, who would go on to win a Pulitzer Prize for literature; and Theodore Wells, who would become one of the nation’s most successful defense attorneys. Many of the others went on to become stars in their fields as well.
 
In Fraternity, Diane Brady follows five of the men through their college years. Not only did the future president of Holy Cross convince the young men to a...
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THE PRINCETON REVIEW GETS RESULTS. Get all the prep you need to ace the ACT with 6 full-length practice tests, thorough ACT topic reviews, and extra practice online.

Techniques That Actually Work.
• Powerful tactics to help you avoid traps and beat the ACT
• Tips for pacing yourself and guessing logically
• Essential strategies to help you work smarter, not harder
 
Everything You Need to Know for a High Score.
• Complete coverage of all test topics, including the reading and written portions
• Thorough review of the skills necessary to ace all five ACT sections
• Bulleted chapter summaries for quick review

Practice Your Way to Perfection.
• 6 full-length practice tests (4 in the book, 2 online) with detailed answer explanations
• Drills for each test section—English, Mathematics, Reading, Science, and Writing
• Instant score reports for online tests, with optional LiveGrader(TM) essay scoring...
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Are you sexually intelligent? You will be after reading OUR SEXUALITY, the most respected and authoritative college textbook available on human sexuality. Written in a direct, non-judgmental manner, this thirteenth edition has been thoroughly and carefully updated to reflect the most current research findings and psychosocial developments. It is the first college text to deliver cutting-edge and in-depth emphasis on the impact of politics on sexuality. Crooks and Baur keep you interested with the most exciting, emerging research and coverage, and focus on strengthening your self-awareness and sexual intelligence....
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UNDERSTANDING ART provides a balanced, fresh approach to art appreciation, incorporating coverage across the chronological and geographical spectrum. This 11th edition features new and expanded sections on religious and world art, green buildings, graphic design, and conceptual art, as well as a new Art Tour for Los Angeles and over 100 new images in the areas of fashion, crafts, industrial design and architecture. In addition, a comprehensive set of online tools in MindTap makes it easier than ever for students to study and learn the material, regardless of their particular learning styles....
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"We've got some difficult days ahead," civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr., told a crowd gathered at Memphis's Clayborn Temple on April 3, 1968. "But it really doesn't matter to me now because I've been to the mountaintop. . . . And I've seen the promised land. I may not get there with you. But I want you to know tonight that we as a people will get to the promised land."

These prophetic words, uttered the day before his assassination, challenged those he left behind to see that his "promised land" of racial equality became a reality; a reality to which King devoted the last twelve years of his life.

These words and others are commemorated here in the only major one-volume collection of this seminal twentieth-century American prophet's writings, speeches, interviews, and autobiographical reflections. A Testament of Hope contains Martin Luther King, Jr.'s essential thoughts on nonviolence, social policy, integration, black nationalism, the ethics of love and hope, and more.

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Learn to talk about race openly, honestly, and productively

Most people avoid discussion of race-related topics because of the strong emotions and feelings of discomfort that inevitably accompany such conversations. Rather than endure the conflict of racial realities, many people choose instead to avoid the topic altogether, or remain silent when it is raised. Race Talk and the Conspiracy of Silence: Understanding and Facilitating Difficult Dialogues on Race puts an end to that dynamic by sharing strategies for smoothing conversations about race in a productive manner.

A guide for facilitating and participating in difficult dialogues about race, author Derald Wing Sue – an internationally recognized expert on multiculturalism, diversity, and microaggressions – explores the characteristics, dynamics, and meaning behind discussions about race as well as the hidden "ground rules" that inhibit honest and productive dialogue. Through emotional and visceral examples, this book explains why conversations revolving around racial issues are so difficult, and provides guidelines, techniques, and advice for navigating and leading honest and forthright discussi...
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From the professors who teach NYU's most popular elective class, "Science of Happiness," a fun, comprehensive guide to surviving and thriving in college and beyond.

Every year, almost 4,000,000 students begin their freshman year at colleges and universities nationwide. Most of them will sleep less and stress out a whole lot more. By the end of the year, 30% of those freshmen will have dropped out. For many, the unforeseen demands of college life are so overwhelming that "the best four years of your life" can start to feel like the worst.

Enter Daniel Lerner and Dr. Alan Schlechter, ready to teach students how to not only survive college, but flourish in it. Filled with fascinating science, real-life stories, and tips for building positive lifelong habits, U Thrive addresses the opportunities and challenges every undergrad will face -- from finding a passion to dealing with nightmarish roommates and surviving finals week. Engaging and hilarious, U Thrive will help students grow into the happy, successful alums they all deserve to be.