Megaskills: Building Our Children's Character and Achievement for School and Life (Google eBook)

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Sourcebooks, Inc., 2008 - Family & Relationships - 386 pages
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"MegaSkills is a remarkable achievement . . . what it means is that parents across the country are willing to stand' shoulder to shoulder with teachers in ensuring that our children have the best possible education."
- Don Cameron, former Executive Director, National Education Association

The classic guide to childhood achievement, taught in more than 4,000 schools. Specially designed for school-aged children, this cornerstone guide provides you with hands-on techniques and kid-friendly activities to teach children the MegaSkills that are essential to success in school and life:

  • Confidence
  • Motivation
  • Effort
  • Responsibility
  • Initiative
  • Perseverance
  • Caring
  • Teamwork
  • Problem-Solving
  • Common Sense
  • Focus
  • Respect NEW!

Along with the age-specific activities, this guide contains academic objectives for each MegaSkill, tips for getting the best from technology, MegaSkills report cards for parents and children, research notes, and a wealth of additional resources.

Includes message from Bill Bradley.

"This book shows families how to build children's achievement, and it is keyed to current research."
- Richard Coley, Director, Policy Information Center Educational Testing Service

  

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Contents

MegaSkills The Stuff Achievement Is Made Of
1
Teaching MegaSkills at Home What to Do and How to Do It
21
Readiness to Learn Translating Educational Goals into Practical Action at Home
169
Strengthening the Three Rs at Home
185
The MegaSkills Support Network People Helping People
227
Creativity The Spark and the Satisfaction
271
MegaSkills Powerful and Surprising
291
Seeing Childrens MegaSkills in Action
305
Internet Resources and Help for Parents
316
MegaSkills Recipes Chapter by Chapter by Age Range and Academic Objective
319
MegaSkills Impact Over the Years
327
Acknowledgments
330
Index
333
If You Like MegaSkills Youll Want to Know More About Home and School Institute HSI Programs and Services
350
About the Author
353
Back Cover
363

MegaSkills Measure A Quiz for Parents
307
The MegaSkills Library for Children
311

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About the author (2008)

Dorothy Rich, Ed.D, is founder and president of the nonprofit Home and School Institute (HSI), based in Washington, D.C. An acclaimed expert in family educational involvement. Dr. Rich is the author of the original MegaSkills publications and the developer of the MegaSkills training programs, used by more than three thousand schools across the United States and abroad. In her lifetime of work in the field, she has focused on helping families and educators team together to build achievement in school and beyond.
Dr. Rich's work has received the A+ for Breaking the Mold Award from the U.S. Department of Education, as well as recognition from the MacArthur Foundation and other distinguished foundations. Her work has been researched, tested, and found to be effective in raising student achievement, decreasing discipline problems, increasing time spent on homework, and decreasing time spent watching TV. Her work has been featured in the Washington Post, the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, NBC Today, Education Week, Good Morning America, and Reader's Digest.

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