English for Everyone: English Grammar Guide(pdf free download)

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A self-study English grammar guide using innovative visual learning methods to make even the trickiest points easy to understand, for the approximately 1 million adults in the United States learning English as a second language.

Suitable for English-language learners of all levels, from beginner to advanced, and even experienced English speakers looking for a reminder of key language points, English for Everyone: English Grammar Guide is an intuitive way to study English grammar. Clear illustrations put learning points in context and make them easy to remember, and simple graphics and annotated sample sentences break down grammar constructions, making even difficult points easy to follow.

English for Everyone: English Grammar Guide covers the language skills, vocabulary, and grammar needed for the major global English-language exams, including TOEFL. All learning is practiced across speaking, listening, reading, and writing exercises, offering rounded preparation for work, travel, study, and exams. Download the free app and practice online with free listening exercises at http://www.dkefe.com.

Series Overview: English for Everyone series teaches all levels of English, from beginner to advanced, to speakers of English as a second language. Innovative visual learning methods introduce key language skills, grammar, and vocabulary, which are reinforced with a variety of speaking, reading, and writing exercises to make the English language easier to understand and learn. Visit http://www.dkefe.com to find out more.

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2016
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1
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DK
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english
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360 / 362
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1465452699
ISBN 13:
9781465452696
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PDF, 25.47 MB

Python for Programmers: with Introductory AI Case Studies(pdf free download)

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Paul Deitel, Harvey Deitel
Written for programmers with a background in another high-level language, this book uses hands-on instruction to teach today’s most compelling, leading-edge computing technologies and programming in Python–one of the world’s most popular and fastest-growing languages. Please read the Table of Contents diagram inside the front cover and the Preface for more details.
In the context of 500+, real-world examples ranging from individual snippets to 40 large scripts and full implementation case studies, you’ll use the interactive IPython interpreter with code in Jupyter Notebooks to quickly master the latest Python coding idioms. After covering Python Chapters 1—5 and a few key parts of Chapters 6—7, you’ll be able to handle significant portions of the hands-on introductory AI case studies in Chapters 11—16, which are loaded with cool, powerful, contemporary examples. These include natural language processing, data mining Twitter for sentiment analysis, cognitive computing with IBM Watson™, supervised machine learning with classification and regression, unsupervised machine learning with clustering, computer vision through deep learning and convolutional neural networks, deep learning with recurrent neural networks, big data with Hadoop, Spark™ and NoSQL databases, the Internet of Things and more. You’ll also work directly or indirectly with cloud-based services, including Twitter, Google Translate™, IBM Watson, Microsoft Azure, OpenMapQuest, PubNub and more.

Features

• 500+ hands-on, real-world, live-code examples from snippets to case studies

• IPython + code in Jupyter Notebooks

• Library-focused: Uses Python Standard Library and data science libraries to accomplish significant tasks with minimal code

• Rich Python coverage: Control statements, functions, strings, files, JSON serialization, CSV, exceptions

• Procedural, functional-style and object-oriented programming

• Collections: Lists, tuples, dictionaries, sets, NumPy arrays, pandas Series & DataFrames

• Static, dynamic and interactive visualizations

• Data experiences with real-world datasets and data sources

• Intro to Data Science sections: AI, basic stats, simulation, animation, random variables, data wrangling, regression

• AI, big data and cloud data science case studies: NLP, data mining Twitter, IBM Watson™, machine learning, deep learning, computer vision, Hadoop, Spark™, NoSQL, IoT

• Open-source libraries: NumPy, pandas, Matplotlib, Seaborn, Folium, SciPy, NLTK, TextBlob, spaCy, Textatistic, Tweepy, scikit-learn, Keras and more.

1-2-3 Magic_ 3-Step Discipline for Calm, Effective, and Happy Parenting(pdf free download)

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“Everywhere you go, you keep overhearing other moms say to their misbehaving children, ‘That’s one. That’s two. That’s three.’ And then you watch in disbelief as their kid actually stops!” ― PopSugar Moms

Are you the parent of a strong-willed child? Is bedtime a nightly battle? Are you looking to get your kids to behave without yelling? Whether you have a toddler, preschooler, or school-aged child, this parenting book can help you create a calm, happy home.

“Phelan’s method has a proven track record of ending the negotiations and getting kids back on track…1-2-3 {Magic} is the gold standard of child discipline for good reason. ” ―Library Journal-STARRED

Since kids don’t come with a manual, 1-2-3 Magic is the next best thing. Dr. Thomas Phelan has developed the #1 selling child discipline book in the country – a quick, simple, and scientifically proven way to parent that actually works!

Using his signature counting method, Dr. Phelan helps parents to quickly, calmly, and effectively stop behaviors like tantrums and meltdowns, whining and pouting, talking back, sibling rivalry and more in toddlers, preschoolers, and middle schoolers.

He guides parents through drama-free discipline methods that will help with:

Getting kids to listen
Dealing with difficult/spirited children
How to discipline a toddler
What to do about sibling rivalry
No drama when you discipline
Dr. Phelan also covers how you can easily establish positive routines with children ages 2 – 12 around:

Bedtime
Dinnertime
Homework
Getting up and out in the morning
and tips for strengthening your relationship with your kids
Millions of parents from all over the world have used the award-winning 1-2-3 Magic to raise happier families and put the fun back into parenting, combining love and logic to make you a more peaceful parent with a happy kid.

“1-2-3 Magic simplifies everything I’ve read in other books, which makes it very easy to follow. Our home has become a much more positive place.”―Real parent

“I was desperate for a change in my family dynamics. This book was the answer!” ―Real parent

1-2-3 Magic is one of Healthline’s Best Parenting Books of 2017, a 2016 Mom’s Choice Award Winner, a 2016 National Parenting Product Award Winner and a 2016 Family Choice Award Winner.

101 Healing Stories for Kids and Teens(pdf free download)

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“George Burns is a highly experienced clinician with the remarkable ability to create, discover, and tell engaging stories that can teach us all the most important lessons in life. With 101 Healing Stories for Kids and Teens, he strives especially to help kids and

teens learn these life lessons early on, providing them opportunities for getting help and even learning to think preventively.”
-Michael D. Yapko, PhD | Author of Breaking the Patterns of Depression and Hand-Me-Down Blues

“George Burns takes the reader on a wonderful journey, balancing metaphor, good therapeutic technique, and empirical foundations during the trip. Given that Burns utilizes all three aspects of the Confucian story referred to in the book-teaching, showing, and involving-readers should increase their understanding of how stories can be used therapeutically.”
-Richard G. Whiteside, MSW | Author of The Art of Using and Losing Control and Working with Difficult Clients: A Practical Guide to Better Therapy

“A treasure trove for parents and for professionals in the child-development fields.”
-Jeffrey K. Zeig, PhD | Director, The Milton H. Erickson Foundation

Stories can play an important and potent role in therapy with children and adolescents-helping them develop the skills to cope with and survive a myriad of life situations. In many cases, stories provide the most effective means of communicating what kids and teens might not want to discuss directly.

101 Healing Stories for Kids and Teens provides straightforward advice on using storytelling and metaphors in a variety of therapeutic settings. Ideal for all who work with young people, this unique resource can be combined with other inventive and evidence-based techniques such as play, art, music, and drama therapies as well as solution focused, hypnotic, and cognitive-behavioral approaches. Offering guidance for new clinicians and seasoned professionals, George Burns’s latest work delivers a unique combination-information on incorporating storytelling in therapy, dozens of ready-made stories, and tips for creating original therapeutic stories.

Big Ideas for Little Kids_ Teaching Philosophy through Children’s(pdf free download)

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Big Ideas for Little Kids includes everything a teacher, a parent, or a college student needs to teach philosophy to elementary school children from picture books. Written in a clear and accessible style, the book explains why it is important to allow young children access to philosophy during primary-school education. Wartenberg also gives advice on how to construct a “learner-centered” classroom, in which children discuss philosophical issues with one another as they respond to open-ended questions by saying whether they agree or disagree with what others have said.

BIOLOGY EXPERIMENTS CHILDREN(pdf free download)

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What better way is there to learn than by doing? This unusual book enables children to carry out more than 77 different experiments and demonstrations, carefully planned to illustrate important principles of modern science. Clear step-by-step instructions, frequent diagrams, clear statements of conclusions all enable the young student to carry through these experiments with minimal supervision, yet full success.
The book is divided into four parts. The first part, The Nature of All Living Things, introduces cells and discusses how to use the microscope to observe a variety of living things. The other three parts, The World of Plants, The World of Animals, and The Human Animal, systematically investigate plant and animal life, answering such questions as why and how plants and animals live and grow, why leaves are actually food factories, why all living things need sunlight, and how you can raise plants without seeds. The experiments provide first-hand experience with growing one-celled animals and bacteria, building a terrarium, observing the binding force of roots, growing seeds in a sponge, learning why a spider spins a web, why a fish has gills, how certain plants live on insects, and other fascinating facts about plants and animals. The basic piece of equipment for these experiments is a microscope. Specimens for examination can be found in and around the home.
This volume offers upper grade school, junior high school, and high school students a very entertaining way to enrich their background in science and its applications. It is also a very valuable aid to parents, teachers, and others who wish to make clear, forceful demonstrations to children.

chemistry experiments for children(pdf free download)

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What better way is there to learn than by doing? This unusual book enables children to carry out more than 40 experiments and demonstrations, carefully planned to illustrate important principles of modern science. Clear step-by-step instructions, frequent diagrams, and clear statements of conclusions all enable the young student to carry through these experiments with minimal supervision, yet full success.
Before embarking on the world of discovery, the reader is introduced to the language of chemistry, including a list of the most common elements and their symbols. A chapter on setting up a laboratory, with a list of equipment and chemicals is also very helpful, as is a discussion of laboratory techniques.
The experiments focus on the chemicals in the air; the chemistry of water; solutions, diffusion, and osmosis; crystals; fire; acids, bases and salts; photography, and everyday things. The experiments included demonstrate how to grow a crystal garden, make oxygen five different ways, measure the proportion of oxygen in air, bleach cloth, and make soap and toothpaste. No special equipment is needed: apparatus can for the most part be made at home, and the materials are readily available, inexpensive household items, or are easily found at the pharmacy.
This volume offers upper grade school, junior high school, and high school students a very entertaining way to enrich their background in science and its applications. It is also a very valuable aid to parents, teachers, and others who wish to make clear, forceful demonstrations to children.

Concise Guide to Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (Concise Guides) (pdf free download)

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Much like the patients on which it focuses, the field of pediatric mental health continues to grow and develop. Among other advances, the body of clinical research and the number of empirically supported treatments have grown, evaluation practices have been refined, and awareness of emotional and behavioral problems in youth has increased. Stay up-to-date on significant DSM-5 changes to psychiatric nomenclature and criteria-and the developments that have spurred them-with the Concise Guide to Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.,br>This fifth edition prunes older content while distilling and incorporating clinically relevant findings, and features:Reorganized diagnostic chapters that reflect updates to DSM-5Tables of selected diagnostic criteria from DSM-5 for quick referenceRelevant treatment methods for each section on a specific disorder or clinical situationAn informative chapter dedicated to pharmacological treatments-from stimulant medications and antidepressants to antipsychotics and anticonvulsantsSuggested additional readings for those interested in learning more about particular topicsRecommended published and on-line information resources for parentsAn indispensable primer on child and adolescent psychiatry for medical and mental health students and clinical trainees, this guide also serves as an ideal, quick-reference update for practicing physicians, nurses, and advanced practice nurses.Complex theoretical notions, new research, and areas of controversy have been simplified in the interest of brevity and ease of reference, making this a useful resource for professionals in special education, child welfare, and juvenile justice, as well as parents.

Child Development: An Active Learning Approach(pdf free download)

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In the Third Edition of the topically organized Child Development: An Active Learning Approach, authors Laura E. Levine and Joyce A. Munsch invite students to take an active journey toward understanding the latest findings from the field of child development. Using robust pedagogical tools built into the chapter narratives, students are challenged to confront myths and misconceptions, participate in real-world activities with children and independently, and utilize video resources and research tools to pursue knowledge and develop critical thinking skills on their own. This new edition covers the latest findings on developmental neuroscience, positive youth development, the role of fathers, and more, with topics of diversity and culture integrated throughout. More than a textbook, this one-of-a-kind resource will continue to serve students as they go on to graduate studies, to work with children and adolescents professionally, and to care for children of their own.

Child Psychology and Psychiatry(pdf free download)

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An authoritative, up-to-date guide for psychologists, psychiatrists, pediatricians and other professionals working with vulnerable and at-risk children

Child Psychology and Psychiatry, Third Edition is an indispensable resource for psychologists and psychiatrists in training, as well as experienced clinicians who want to stay abreast of important recent developments in the field. Comprehensive in coverage and much broader in scope than competing titles, its clear, concise entries and abundance of illustrations and visual aids make it easy for busy professionals and interns to quickly absorb and retain key information.

Written by expert clinicians and researchers in a wide range of disciplines within or relevant to the fields of normal and abnormal childhood development, Child Psychology and Psychiatry includes contributions from clinical psychologists, neuropsychologists, child psychiatrists, pediatricians, speech pathologists, and developmental psychology and psychopathology researchers. It has been fully updated for the DSM-5 and reflects the theoretical, structural, and practical developments which have taken place in the world of child psychology and psychiatry over recent years.

Combines a strong academic and research emphasis with the extensive clinical expertise of contributing authors
Covers normal development, fostering child competence, childhood resilience and wellbeing, and family and genetic influences
Discusses neurobiological, genetic, familial and cultural influences upon child development, especially those fostering childhood resilience and emotional wellbeing
Explores the acquisition of social and emotional developmental competencies with reviews of child psychopathology, clinical diagnoses, assessment and intervention
Features new chapters on the impact of social media on clinical practice, early intervention for psychosis in adolescence, and the development of the theory and practice of mentalization
Child Psychology and Psychiatry, Third Edition is an indispensable learning tool for all of those training in clinical psychology, educational psychology, social work, psychiatry, and psychiatric and pediatric nursing. It is also a valuable working resource for all those who work professionally with at-risk children and adolescents.

Children’s Illustrated Dictionary(pdf free download)

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With new photography and added words, DK’s well-loved Children’s Illustrated Dictionary is now revised and updated!

Featuring thousands of entries and definitions, including core vocabulary and relevant words for young people in the modern world, this comprehensive guide includes a unique mix of colorful photography and eye-catching illustrations to break up the entries, put the words in context, and add an element of fun. Sections on grammar, spelling, and punctuation, as well as games and example sentences ensure that kids will find the correct definitions they are looking for, while indications at the top of each page and letter ladders along the sides make the book easy to navigate.

Developed with the help of educational experts, the Children’s Illustrated Dictionary is the perfect addition to home, classroom, and public libraries.

Supports the Common Core State Standards.

Children’s Mathematics Cognitively Guided Instruction(pdf free download)

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Explore the new edition-including video clips, a sample chapter, and related blogs-at Heinemann.com/ChildrensMath

The bestselling first edition of Children’s Mathematics helped hundreds of thousands of teachers understand children’s intuitive mathematical thinking and use that knowledge to help children learn mathematics with understanding. The highly anticipated Second Edition provides new insights about Cognitively Guided Instruction based on the authors’ research and experience in CGI classrooms over the last 15 years. Highlights include:

how children solve problems using their intuitive understanding of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division
the development of children’s mathematical thinking throughout the primary grades
instructional practices that promote children’s active engagement in mathematics
connections between children’s strategies and powerful mathematical concepts
A new expanded collection of over 90 online video episodes illustrating children’s mathematical thinking, interactions between students and teachers, and classroom instruction that builds on children’s mathematical thinking.

Together, the Second Edition and videos provide a detailed research-based account of the development of children’s mathematical thinking and problem solving, and how teachers can promote this development in ways that honor children’s thinking.

Save money when you buy all three books in the Cognitively Guided Instruction series together: Children’s Mathematics, Extending Children’s Mathematics, and Thinking Mathematically

Codependent No More_ How to Stop Controlling Others and Start Caring for Yourself(pdf free download)

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Is someone else’s problem your problem? If, like so many others, you’ve lost sight of your own life in the drama of tending to someone else’s, you may be codependent – and you may find yourself in this audiobook – Codependent No More. The healing touchstone of millions, this modern classic by one of America’s best-loved and most inspirational authors holds the key to understanding codependency and to unlocking its stultifying hold on your life.

With instructive life stories, personal reflections, exercises, and self-tests, Codependent No More is a simple, straightforward, readable map of the perplexing world of codependency – charting the path to freedom and a lifetime of healing, hope, and happiness. Melody Beattie is the author of Beyond Codependency, The Language of Letting Go, Stop Being Mean to Yourself, The Codependent No More Workbook, and Playing It by Heart.

Early Child Development-From Measurement to Action(pdf free download)

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Prosperity in the world today depends on societies’ nurturing of young children. Quality care (stimulation, health, and nutrition) during ages 0 – 5 has a decisive and long-lasting impact on a person’s development, ability to learn, and capacity to regulate emotions. Cognitive and noncognitive (social and emotional) skills, set early in life, determine later success. New research in neurobiology and the behavioral and social sciences is converging to enhance this understanding of early child development. Recently, researchers noted epigenetic effects in brain development― the interaction of environment (early experiences) with genetics to shape brain structure and function―that with proper nurturing would enable people to have competence to create prosperous, sustainable, tolerant, nonviolent, and democratic communities.

The World Bank recently hosted a symposium on the priority of early child development for economic growth and equity. The participants urged application of population-based tools and measures to assess the outcomes of children’s early years and children’s readiness for school. This approach, which shifts the focus from measures of disease, dysfunction, and mortality, is already yielding essential data for designing intervention programs, identifying children at risk, and leveraging policy and investment―to improve the possibilities for all children globally.

‘Early Child Development: From Measurement to Action’, derived from the symposium, is a valuable resource for policy makers, economists, donors, and investors, as well as researchers and practitioners in early child development. It summarizes the current neuroscience on early child development and major longitudinal studies, the rationale and urgency for greater investment, and countries’ innovative funding strategies. This book is also available on CD-Rom.

Investing in Maternal and Child Health(pdf free download)

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Author(s): Susan Foster and Malcolm Bryant, with Gampo Dorji, Ehimen Aneni, Olivia Blain, and Michael Roxas

Publication details
Editor/Publisher: The Partnership for Maternal, Newborn & Child Health
Number of pages: 70
Date of publication: February 2013
Languages: English

Since 1990 great progress has been made in reducing the under-five mortality rate, which has fallen by 41 percent, from 87 deaths per 1,000 live births in 1990 to 51 in 2011 (UN Inter-agency Group for Child Mortality Estimation 2012). But the burden remains high, with an estimated 6.7 million deaths of children under 5. Maternal mortality has declined more slowly, with 287,000 maternal deaths still occurring each year. Worldwide, an estimated 55% of children with birth asphyxia and 75% of women with post-partum hemorrhage did not get appropriate treatment and died (Singh et al. 2010) – this is unacceptable. Most deaths of both mothers and newborns occur during or soon after birth – so very high priority should be given to the issues of pregnancy, childbirth, the neonatal period, and young childhood. After the neonatal period, child deaths are concentrated in the ages 1-2.

There is now good evidence that investing in health brings many economic, social and political benefits (World Bank 1993). Calculating the returns on investment in health generally, and also for specific diseases has led to better understanding of those diseases and their economic impact on society (Sachs 2001). Investing in improving maternal, neonatal and child health is likely to have great returns given the life-cycle and how mother’s lives are intricately involved in the lives of their children through adolescence and into child-bearing.

In this paper we describe the findings of a model which is designed to estimate the impact of increased investment in maternal, newborn, and child health.

Islamic Studies Textbooks For Kids(pdf free download)

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This course has been designed to present the young students comprehensive Islamic education, comprising general Islamic knowledge based on the Quran and Hadith. Instead of teaching moral principles directly, they are taught through themes chosen from the Quran and other Islamic sources. A major portion of the course comprises the text of the Quran, which is followd by exercises to test the depth of understanding of the students. Though basically intended for use as a school text book, it is also an ideal tool for home schooling involving both the parents and the children. In this way children will nt only learn the ethical values conveyed by the message of Islam but will also be stimulated to want to know more about Islamic teachings when they grow up.

JavaScript® For Kids For Dummies(pdf free download)

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Have big dreams? Kick start them with JavaScript!
If we’ve learned one thing from the Millennial generation, it’s that no one is too young to make history online. JavaScript For Kids For Dummies introduces pre-teens and early teens alike to the world of JavaScript, which is an integral programming language that drives the functionality of websites and apps. This informative, yet engaging text guides you through the basics of coding with JavaScript, and is an essential resource if you want to expand your technology skills while following easy, step-by-step instructions. Through small, goal-oriented projects, you learn key coding concepts, while actually creating apps, games, and more. This hands-on experience, coupled with the presentation of ideas in a simple style, allows you to both learn and retain JavaScript fundamentals.

JavaScript has been heralded as ‘the programming language of the web,’ and many kids are interested in learning how to use it; however, most schools don’t offer coding classes at this level, and most families can’t afford the high cost of coding classes through a summer camp. But this can’t stop you from developing your JavaScript coding skills! This fun text is all you need to get started on your JavaScript journey.

Explore the basics of JavaScript through the creation of a calculator app
Deepen your understanding of HTML, arrays, and variables by building a grocery shopping app
Learn conditional logic through the development of a choose your own adventure game
Discover loops and strings by creating a lemonade stand app and MadLibs-style game
JavaScript For Kids For Dummies brings pre-teens and early teens into the world of coding by teaching them one of the key Web design languages.

My kids can _ making math accessible to all learners, K–5(pdf free download)

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Teaching mathematics to a range of learners has always been challenging
With the widespread use of inclusion and RTI, having a variety of effective teaching options for students who struggle is more important than ever. In My Kids Can, you’ll get instructional strategies that allow all struggling math learners to move along the path toward grade-level competency.

Successful strategies for struggling students
In My Kids Can teachers share successful ways to work with struggling students. Their instruction is aligned with the NCTM standards and guided by five powerful core principles.
Make mathematical thinking explicit.
Link assessment and teaching.
Build understanding through talk.
Expect students to take responsibility for their own learning and support them as they do.
Work collaboratively with special education staff to plan effective instruction.
These teachers describe how they use whole-group, small-group, and individual instruction as well as other strategies that hold kids to high expectations while scaffolding content and processes across the math curriculum.

Included video: See the teaching in action
In addition, the included online videos present classroom footage of their teaching and includes the language, dialogue, and teaching moves you’ll adapt for success with your students. The videos also contains teacher interviews that answer difficult questions of practice.
Best of all, with professional learning questions and video analyses, My Kids Can is great for individuals, teacher study groups, staff development, and preservice courses.
Help every child grow as a mathematician. Trust your fellow teachers for instruction that works. Read My Kids Can and use its proven-effective strategies and its professional supports to build on your students’ strengths and address their learning needs.