Succeeding at Secondary School

Author: Martin Adams

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9789781908897

Category:

Page: 74

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Succeeding at Secondary School is the essential guide for any student who is preparing to move to, or who has recently arrived at, secondary school. It's packed full of tips and advice from the authors and some of their past students. The book contains tips on preparing for the first day, making friends, doing homework, diet, revision, exam tips, and enjoying life outside of the classroom. With its dedicated section on study skills (how to use mind maps, and to diagnose what type of learner you really are) and negotiation skills, it can help make sure you have as much fun as success at secondary school. Succeeding at Secondary School also has a dedicated 'Parental Section' with tips on developing your child's emotional- as well as academic- intelligence, bringing 'stillness' into their lives, ensuring you have chosen the right school for them, and managing finances and discipline as they move to a new school. Written by a mother and son, Succeeding at Secondary School draws upon many years of experience from its authors, in their own roles as teacher, parent, student and child. Martin Adams went to secondary school in Essex and is a graduate of Harvard Law School and universities in England and Australia. Maria Adams has taught in secondary schools throughout the country. She has a Master's degree in Education with a specialism concerning children with learning difficulties, and a graduate diploma in Counseling. Together, they have taught children from ages 7 to 15, and run numerous innovative courses on study skills, child psychology and preparing children for their move to secondary school.

Children Who Fail at School But Succeed at Life: Lessons from Lives Well-Lived

Author: Mark Katz

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 0393711420

Category: Education

Page: 304

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Understanding resiliency and student success by studying people who succumbed to risk but later triumphed. A number of people who failed in school currently enjoy meaningful and successful lives. They include, though they are by no means limited to, those with attention and executive function challenges, learning disabilities, learning and behavioral challenges arising out of traumatic events in their lives, and even those impacted by all of the above. Up until recently, little attention was paid to successful people who did poorly in school. Why? One reason might be that many of us doubted that it was actually possible. After all, many loving parents and caring teachers spent countless hours trying their hardest to help these failing children turn things around in school, sometimes with little or nothing to show for it. If these children continued to struggle and fail in school with all this help and support, it was understandable to assume that they would not succeed in the real world decades later without it. So what did we miss? Why were we so wrong about them? And perhaps most importantly, how can their life experiences help educators and parents understand what schools can do better to support students who are struggling today? In his groundbreaking new book, Mark Katz draws on research findings in clinical and social psychology, cognitive neuroscience, education, and other fields of study—as well as stories of successful individuals who overcame years of school failure—to answer these and other questions. In the process, he shows how children who fail at school but succeed at life can give teachers and schools, counselors and health care professionals, parents and guardians—even those whose childhood struggles have persisted into their adult years—new remedies for combatting learning, behavioral, and emotional challenges; reducing juvenile crime, school dropout, and substance abuse; improving our health and well-being; and preventing medical problems later in life.

Succeeding at Teaching Secondary Mathematics

Your First Year

Author: Cheryl D. Roddick,Julie Sliva Spitzer

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1452261091

Category: Education

Page: 136

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This practical resource helps beginning secondary mathematics teachers design a curriculum that is meaningful, differentiate instruction, engage students, meet standards, assess student understanding, and more.

How to Succeed at University (and Get a Great Job!)

Mastering the Critical Skills You Need for School, Work, and Life

Author: Thomas Richard Klassen,John A. Dwyer

Publisher: On Campus

ISBN: 9780774838986

Category: Education

Page: 224

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Previously published under title: A practical guide to getting a great job after university, 2003.

The High School Survival Guide

Your Roadmap to Studying, Socializing & Succeeding

Author: Jessica Holsman

Publisher: Mango Media Inc.

ISBN: 1633533956

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: N.A

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How to Study Do you want to develop great study skills, learn how to study smarter, and reach your full potential as a student? How to study “We are always told to study for exams and assignments but I can't remember a time when I was instructed on how to study!” Study tips: Jessica Holsman of YouTube’s Study With Jess and Nickelodeon’s AwesomenessTV is changing the way teens feel about school. In her debut book, The High School Survival Guide, Holsman shares exclusive study tips and tricks to help you with how to get better grades! You will learn good study habits and tips, including: • How to get better grades • How to study better • How to study for a test • How to be a better student • How to study smarter High School Survival Guide: Beyond the classroom, Holsman, who has a degree in Psychology, helps you understand your social skills as you grow from a Freshman to a Senior. From your first year orientation to applying for college and graduation, Holsman provides the best study tips and tricks to help you stay organized, write assignments, complete exams, manage stress and live a well-balanced life! Maximize your full potential, ace your next test, and become an A+ student!

7 Steps for Success

High School to College Transition Strategies for Students with Disabilities

Author: Elizabeth C. Hamblet

Publisher: Council For Exceptional Children

ISBN: 0865864675

Category: Education

Page: 163

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The transition from high school is challenging for any student, but for young adults with disabilities, it can be even more difficult. In addition to adjusting to increased academic demands in an environment where there is less structure and support, students have to navigate a disability services system that is very different from the one they knew in high school. But with the proper preparation, students can enjoy success! This practical guide explains how the system for accommodations works, describes students' rights and responsibilities within that system, and employs the voices of seasoned professionals and college students to explain the skills and strategies students should develop while they are in high school to ensure success when they reach college. As a bonus, it also offers answers to questions students with disabilities frequently ask about disclosing their disability in the admissions process.

The Secrets of Top Students

Tips, Tools, and Techniques for Acing High School and College

Author: Stefanie Weisman

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1402280807

Category: Education

Page: 288

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Straight talk and tips from top students to help make academic excellence a lifestyle. Getting a passing grade is one thing—cramming to memorize facts, knowing what's on the test, finishing a paper just before the deadline—but being a top student is something else entirely. So what makes the difference between a good student and a top student? Being a top student is a lifestyle, not just an A on your transcript. The Secrets of Top Students: Tips, Tools, and Techniques for Acing High School and College offers advice from lifelong top student, Stefanie Weisman, to help you learn the keys to studying smart, staying motivated, and making academic excellence a part of your life. Tips from 45 Top Students Learn strategies on making the grade with first-hand advice from valedictorians, Rhodes scholars, Fulbright scholars, Intel Science Fair finalists, a National Spelling bee champion, and more! Lifestyle Tips and Techniques Discover tips and mantras that will keep you on the road to academic success. Helpful Exercises Practice makes perfect. Put what you've learned to the test with easy exercises on taking notes, staying motivated, and more.

Going Up!

Author: Jenny Alexander

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 0713669748

Category: Education, Secondary

Page: 96

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Guidance for pupils making the transition from primary to secondary school.

How to Be a High School Superstar

A Revolutionary Plan to Get into College by Standing Out (Without Burning Out)

Author: Cal Newport

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 9780307715814

Category: Study Aids

Page: 272

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Do Less, Live More, Get Accepted What if getting into your reach schools didn’t require four years of excessive A.P. classes, overwhelming activity schedules, and constant stress? In How to Be a High School Superstar, Cal Newport explores the world of relaxed superstars—students who scored spots at the nation’s top colleges by leading uncluttered, low stress, and authentic lives. Drawing from extensive interviews and cutting-edge science, Newport explains the surprising truths behind these superstars’ mixture of happiness and admissions success, including: · Why doing less is the foundation for becoming more impressive. · Why demonstrating passion is meaningless, but being interesting is crucial. · Why accomplishments that are hard to explain are better than accomplishments that are hard to do. These insights are accompanied by step-by-step instructions to help any student adopt the relaxed superstar lifestyle—proving that getting into college doesn’t have to be a chore to survive, but instead can be the reward for living a genuinely interesting life.

Helping Children Succeed

What Works and Why

Author: Paul Tough

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 0544935314

Category: Education

Page: 144

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From the New York Times best-selling author of How Children Succeed, an essential handbook of “informative and effective methods to help children overcome issues and thrive at home and in school”*—now including sixteen new infographics! In How Children Succeed, Paul Tough introduced us to research showing that personal qualities like perseverance, self-control, and conscientiousness play a critical role in children’s success. Now, in Helping Children Succeed, Tough takes on a new set of pressing questions: What does growing up in poverty do to children’s mental and physical development? How does adversity at home affect their success in the classroom, from preschool to high school? And what practical steps can the adults who are responsible for them take to improve their chances for a positive future? Tough once again encourages us to think in a new way about the challenges of childhood. Mining the latest research in psychology and neuroscience, he provides us with insights and strategies for a new approach to childhood adversity, one designed to help many more children succeed. * (Kirkus Reviews)

Your First Year As a High School Teacher

Making the Transition from Total Novice to Successful Professional

Author: Lynne Marie Rominger,Suzanne Packard Laughrea

Publisher: Three Rivers Press

ISBN: 0307561372

Category: Education

Page: 448

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Survive & Thrive in the Classroom From Day One! Teaching high school students is the toughest job you'll ever love. Of course, often it is an acquired love. You must learn to manage your students' education and play parent, counselor, police officer, and mentor. Wow! Now relax—it doesn't have to be overwhelming. With a little preparation you can ensure that you and your students get the most out of your time in the classroom and enjoy it! Full of real-world advice and answers for the complex issues facing today's high school teachers, this down-to-earth and witty book will teach you how to create an atmosphere of cooperation, learning, and respect within your classroom. Use this helpful guide as your personal mentor to achieve a successful and satisfying career as a high school teacher. Earn straight A's your first year by knowing how to: ·Create an attention-grabbing and interactive teaching environment ·Manage difficult students and unique teenage problems ·Communicate, educate, and have fun with your students ·Balance the demands of old-school administrators and pushy parents ·Fairly assess, grade, and evaluate students ·Develop effective and engrossing lesson plans "Straightforward, up-to-date, and engaging. I've seen a lot of resource books for new teachers, and this is the best of the bunch." —Wendell Geis, continuing education administrator, University of California, Davis From the Trade Paperback edition.

Succeeding in High School

A Handbook for Teens and Parents plus A College Admissions Primer

Author: Joseph Adegboyega-Edun

Publisher: Outskirts Press

ISBN: 0578088460

Category: Education

Page: 168

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Succeeding in High School is about making the four most challenging years of K-12 education a pleasant adventure (most of the time) for high school students and their parents or guardians. Students will discover how to: • Lay a strong academic foundation in the ninth grade. • Develop good organization skills. • Establish successful study habits. • Select high school courses to fit their interests and post-graduation plans. • Handle stress. • Develop coping skills for handling emotional challenges and distractions. • Find appropriate extracurricular activities. • Use a step-by-step approach to the competitive college admission process which includes: Organizing college search, the application process, finding the right college, determining where to apply, and obtaining funds for college education.

Asperger Syndrome and Adolescence

Practical Solutions for School Success

Author: Brenda Smith Myles,Diane Adreon

Publisher: AAPC Publishing

ISBN: 9780967251493

Category: Education

Page: 227

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Gives an overview of those characteristics of Asperger Syndrome that make adolescence particularly challenging and difficult. This comprehensive book discusses strategies and supports necessary to ensure a successful school experience for students with Asperger Syndrome at the middle and secondary levels.

Secrets for Secondary School Teachers

How to Succeed in Your First Year

Author: Ellen Kottler,Jeffrey A. Kottler,Cary J. Kottler

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1483360628

Category: Education

Page: 224

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In this updated version of the bestseller, you will learn tangible ways to supercharge your teaching skills while avoiding the pitfalls common to beginning teachers.

Schools That Succeed

How Educators Marshal the Power of Systems for Improvement

Author: Karin Chenoweth

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781682530283

Category: Education

Page: 229

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Karin Chenoweth shows that turning around low performing schools is difficult work, but the knowledge and expertise needed to do it successfully already exists in various schools.--

Succeeding in the Secondary Classroom

Strategies for Middle and High School Teachers

Author: Harriett Arnold

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 9780803967953

Category: Education

Page: 134

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This resource provides useful teaching ideas for middle and high school teachers who want to excel during that all-important first year.

Secrets to Success for Social Studies Teachers

Author: Ellen Kottler,Nancy Gallavan

Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.

ISBN: 1510701052

Category: Education

Page: 280

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Using their proven formula for guiding novice, pre-service, and experienced teachers, the authors synthesize real-world insights and the most practical elements of pedagogy to provide a ready-to-use resource of best classroom practices. Based on the authors' experience as teacher educators and skilled social studies teachers, this text helps practitioners: • Make instruction meaningful • Develop literacy to build social studies skills • Incorporate district expectations and state standards • Create a community of learners • Collaborate with colleagues The authors provide easy-to-follow lists, tips, and sample forms and letters to help teachers organize their daily work and reduce stress.

How to Build Communication Success in Your School

A Guide for School Leaders

Author: Karen Dempster,Justin Robbins

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 131528216X

Category: Education

Page: 146

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This book provides a step-by-step guide to achieve best practice communication within schools. Communication is a critical component in building strong partnerships with parents, attracting and retaining the best teachers, building and protecting a school’s reputation and, ultimately, in ensuring that students can be at their best. Aligned to the National Standards of Excellence for Headteachers (2015), as well as Ofsted and the Independent Schools Inspectorate requirements, it provides an ‘inside out’ approach to create and communicate a compelling vision, building leadership communication skills and supporting the day-to-day management of communication in schools. Full of practical strategies, audit tools and planning materials to help develop your communication approach, this guide covers key topics such as: attracting and retaining the best teachers; improving the effectiveness of leadership and management; building the reputation of the school; working with parents; and knowing what to do in a crisis. How to Build Communication Success in Your School is essential reading for headteachers, school leaders and all those interested in education management and leadership.

Children of Katrina

Author: Alice Fothergill,Lori Peek

Publisher: University of Texas Press

ISBN: 1477305467

Category: Social Science

Page: 343

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When children experience upheaval and trauma, adults often view them as either vulnerable and helpless or as resilient and able to easily “bounce back.” But the reality is far more complex for the children and youth whose lives are suddenly upended by disaster. How are children actually affected by catastrophic events and how do they cope with the damage and disruption? Children of Katrina offers one of the only long-term, multiyear studies of young people following disaster. Sociologists Alice Fothergill and Lori Peek spent seven years after Hurricane Katrina interviewing and observing several hundred children and their family members, friends, neighbors, teachers, and other caregivers. In this book, they focus intimately on seven children between the ages of three and eighteen, selected because they exemplify the varied experiences of the larger group. They find that children followed three different post-disaster trajectories—declining, finding equilibrium, and fluctuating—as they tried to regain stability. The children’s moving stories illuminate how a devastating disaster affects individual health and well-being, family situations, housing and neighborhood contexts, schooling, peer relationships, and extracurricular activities. This work also demonstrates how outcomes were often worse for children who were vulnerable and living in crisis before the storm. Fothergill and Peek clarify what kinds of assistance children need during emergency response and recovery periods, as well as the individual, familial, social, and structural factors that aid or hinder children in getting that support.