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By Cat Clarke. 2011
Real, compulsive and intense: Cat Clarke is the queen of emotional suspense. For fans of Paula Hawkins, Gillian Flynn, Megan…Abbott and Jandy Nelson.Seventeen-year-old Grace wakes up in a white room, with table, pens and paper - and no clue how she got there. As Grace starts writing, pouring her tangled life onto the page, she is forced to remember everything she's tried to forget: falling hopelessly in love with Nat, and the unravelling of her friendship with her best mate Sal. But there's something missing. As hard as she's trying to remember, is there something she just can't see? Grace must face the most important question of all. Why is she here? A compulsive thriller of dangerous secrets, intense friendships and electrifying attraction.
By Elizabeth Swanson, Jade Wexler, Alexandra Shelton. 2021
Too many adolescent learners still struggle with reading. This much-needed guide shows how to support teachers in providing effective literacy…instruction in the content areas, which can be intensified as needed within a multi-tiered framework. Adaptive Intervention Model (AIM) Coaching was created for grades 6–8, but is equally applicable in high school. The book gives instructional coaches an accessible blueprint for evaluating, developing, and reinforcing each teacher's capacity to implement evidence-based literacy practices. User-friendly features include case studies, end-of-chapter reflection questions and key terms, and reproducible tools. Purchasers get access to a companion website where they can download and print the reproducible materials--plus supplemental lesson plans and other resources--in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size.
This highly regarded teacher resource synthesizes the research base on word recognition and translates it into step-by-step instructional strategies, with…special attention to students who are struggling. Chapters follow the stages through which students progress as they work toward skilled reading of words. Presented are practical, evidence-based techniques and activities that target letter- sound pairings, decoding and blending, sight words, multisyllabic words, and fluency. Ideal for use in primary-grade classrooms, the book also offers specific guidance for working with older children who are having difficulties. Reproducible assessment tools and word lists can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size. New to This Edition *Incorporates the latest research on word recognition and its connections to vocabulary, reading fluency, and comprehension. *Chapter on morphological (meaning-based) instruction. *Chapter on English language learners. *Instructive "Try This" activities at the end of each chapter for teacher study groups and professional development.
By Jordan Bone. 2017
<P>Aged 15, Jordan Bone got into a car with friends. She would never walk again. Paralysed from the chest down,…her life was changed forever. Becoming depressed and feeling like life wasn't worth living, these weren't the teenage years that Jordan had envisaged. <P>However, slowly but surely, she began to get herself out of the darkness. With a little help from the internet, Jordan started to embrace positive thinking and embarked on a personal journey to get her confidence - and her life - back. Eleven years on from the accident, Jordan creates her own beauty tutorials on YouTube and has a range of successful brand partnerships. She has reclaimed her life and her independence and now wants to share her inspirational story with others and is telling it through different aspects of beauty. This isn't a book about looking good on the surface, this is a story of inner strength, believing in yourself and finding motivation when you feel like all hope is gone.
By Elaine Beaumont, Mary Welford. 2020
Growing up is a juggling act. Our bodies and hormones change, usually at the same time as important decisions about…our future need to be made. We often put extra pressure on ourselves, compare ourselves unfavourably to others and excessively worry about what other people think. Add in exams, interviews, relationships, social media, peer pressure, celebrity culture and everyday stressors, and it's no wonder our wellbeing can take a nosedive. The Kindness Workbook is a modern-day guide to help people navigate such complex times and combines amazing ideas and practices from a variety of therapies including: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Compassion Focused Therapy, Counselling and Expressive Therapy. Using creative exercises, examples and prompts, TheKindnessWorkbook teaches the skills of problem-solving using guided imagery, mindfulness, mind maps, vision boards, letter-writing, music, physical activity, drama and art. It has a number of icons to help signpost different sections and has eye-catching illustrations and worksheets, all of which aim to give your wellbeing a boost. A must-have book for young people and anyone working with young people to enhance wellbeing. Your kindness journey starts right here. So, it's time to become your own best friend, instead of your own worst enemy.
By Brock Eide, Fernette Eide. 2006
An incredibly reassuring approach by two physicians who specialize in helping children overcome their difficulties in learning and succeeding in…schoolFor parents, teachers, and other professionals seeking practical guidance about ways to help children with learning problems, this book provides a comprehensive look at learning differences ranging from dyslexia to dysgraphia, to attention problems, to giftedness. In The Mislabeled Child, the authors describe how a proper understanding of a child's unique brain-based strengths can be used to overcome many different obstacles to learning. They show how children are often mislabeled with diagnoses that are too broad (ADHD, for instance) or are simply inaccurate. They also explain why medications are often not the best ways to help children who are struggling to learn. The authors guide readers through the morass of commonly used labels and treatments, offering specific suggestions that can be used to help children at school and at home. This book offers extremely empowering information for parents and professionals alike.The Mislabeled Child examines a full spectrum of learning disorders, from dyslexia to giftedness, clarifying the diagnoses and providing resources to help. The Eides explain how a learning disability encompasses more than a behavioral problem; it is also a brain dysfunction that should be treated differently.
By Josh Sundquist. 2014
<P>When I was twenty-five years old, it came to my attention that I had never had a girlfriend. At the…time, I was actually under the impression that I was in a relationship, so this bit of news came as something of a shock.Why was Josh still single? To find out, he tracked down each of the girls he had tried to date since middle school and asked them straight up: What went wrong? <P>The results of Josh's semiscientific investigation are in your hands. From a disastrous Putt-Putt date involving a backward prosthetic foot, to his introduction to CFD (Close Fast Dancing), and a misguided "grand gesture" at a Miss America pageant, this story is about looking for love-or at least a girlfriend-in all the wrong places.Poignant, relatable, and totally hilarious, this memoir is for anyone who has ever wondered, "Is there something wrong with me?" <P>(Spoiler Alert: the answer is no.)
By Nicola Morgan. 2018
An uplifting and optimistic guide to navigating the ups and downs of teen years and preparing for adulthood.Author Nicola Morgan…is an international expert on teen development and mental health. During her talks to parents of pre-teens, she immediately sensed two overriding emotions: fear and pessimism. Parents were worried about their children becoming teenagers, assuming that it would be a negative experience. Not only is that a sad outlook on the teenage experience--it doesn't have to be true! Breezy and compassionate, Positively Teen teaches teens how to approach their adolescent years with optimism and understanding, giving them the skills they need to develop long-term well-being. Full of practical, proven strategies, it includes advice on how to flourish both physically and mentally--from learning to do things you enjoy, to understanding how to look after your diet, exercise and attitude, to understanding your personality. With these strengths and skills in hand, teens will learn to weather any storm and thrive on the challenges of this time in their lives.
By Joseph Lambert. 2018
Helen Keller lost her ability to see and hear before she turned two years old. But in her lifetime, she…learned to ride horseback and dance the foxtrot. She graduated from Radcliffe. She became a world famous speaker and author. She befriended Mark Twain, Charlie Chaplin, and Alexander Graham Bell. And above all, she revolutionized public perception and treatment of the blind and the deaf. The catalyst for this remarkable life's journey was Annie Sullivan, a young woman who was herself visually impaired. Hired as a tutor when Helen was six years old, Annie broke down the barriers between Helen and the wider world, becoming a fiercely devoted friend and lifelong companion in the process. In Annie Sullivan and the Trials of Helen Keller, author and illustrator Joseph Lambert examines the powerful bond between teacher and pupil, forged through the intense frustrations and revelations of Helen's early education. The result is an inspiring, emotional, and wholly original take on the story of these two great Americans.
By Marie-Noëlle Hébert. 2019
A deeply emotional graphic memoir of a young woman’s struggles with self-esteem and body image issues.All Marie-Noëlle wants is to…be thin and beautiful. She wishes that her thighs were slimmer, that her stomach lay flatter. Maybe then her parents wouldn’t make fun of her eating habits at family dinners, the girls at school wouldn’t call her ugly, and the boy she likes would ask her out. This all-too-relatable memoir follows Marie-Noëlle from childhood to her twenties, as she navigates what it means to be born into a body that doesn’t fall within society’s beauty standards.When, as a young teen, Marie-Noëlle begins a fitness regime in an effort to change her body, her obsession with her weight and size only grows and she begins having suicidal thoughts. Fortunately for Marie-Noëlle, a friend points her in the direction of therapy, and slowly, she begins to realize that she doesn’t need the approval of others to feel whole.Marie-Noëlle Hébert’s debut graphic memoir is visually stunning and drawn entirely in graphite pencil, depicting a deeply personal and emotional journey that encourages us to all be ourselves without apology. Key Text Featuresgraphic novelcomic style
By Sarah Vohra. 2020
'Parental anxiety is natural, but if you think something's wrong - trust your instincts. Talk to your child and seek…professional help sooner, rather than later'. - Dr Sarah VohraHow do you know what to worry about - and what not to worry about?How do you keep the lines of communication open?When - and how - should you seek professional help?In Can We Talk? consultant child psychiatrist Dr Sarah Vohra shares an easy-to-use traffic light system that will help you to navigate tricky early conversations. Whether your child is 6 or 16, the expert advice and practical tools in this book cover such key concerns as sleep, low mood, anxiety and self-harm. This updated edition also includes a new chapter on the impact of social media on your child's wellbeing, with strategies to help you support them in a world where Instagram and Snapchat multiply the pressure to be perfect at all levels and all times.Whether your child is a preschooler or a teenager, this is an invaluable resource for anyone worried about a young person's mental health.
By Tanya Carroll Richardson. 2018
A warm and relatable teen guide to reducing anxiety, depression, and panic while developing resilience and confidence with 40 tips…and tricks that guide, support, and inspire teens to keep calm and stay mindfulIn the last decade, studies have reported a drastic rise in teens who experience anxiety, panic, and an inability to cope with the pressures of daily life. As mental health challenges become less stigmatized, young people are more likely than ever before to know how to identify their feelings and ask for help. Even celebrity teen icons like Selena Gomez are "coming out" as anxiety sufferers.Zen Teen addresses this epidemic with powerful coping mechanisms and creative tools-including two fun quizzes, tons of engaging exercises and a cool playlist-designed for the teenage mind. With topics like "The Unique Genius of You" and "Rock-Star Rituals," Tanya Carroll Richardson prompts teens to get calm by engaging in mindful tasks like identifying gurus, tapping into warrior energy, mastering meditation, practicing realistic optimism, becoming a self-awareness samurai, learning to surrender, finding a spirit animal, expressing challenging emotions, living with loving-kindness, protecting the planet, and making vision boards that embrace "the Tao of Cool."Smart and fresh, Zen Teen helps teens thrive while navigating and managing the pressures of everyday life.
Has maths ever made you feel anxious, confused or like you just don't get it? This is an entertaining collection…of mathematical games and curiosities for you to astound your family and friends with. You don't have to follow the chapters in a certain order - you can use this book however you would like, whether you want to get creative, play a game or impress your friends with a clever trick.Designed to spark a child's enthusiasm for maths and make learning simple, this book will help children to grasp the fundamental concepts in maths through exploration and play. This book will appeal to all learning styles and abilities but is particularly relevant for those with specific learning difficulties such as dyscalculia. Building self-esteem and promoting a growth mindset, these activities will help readers to effortlessly develop their number skills, empowering even the least confident learner with a deeper understanding of maths.
Mind Mechanics is a comprehensive resource to support schools in teaching pupils about mental health. Drawing on a wide range…of therapeutic interventions, including CBT, Behavioural Activation and Compassion-Focussed Therapy, it provides activities and lesson plans to empower teens with the skills they need to manage their mental health throughout life.The book contains lesson plans, games and activities, assessment tools and information on risk factors and specific issues that might impact teens. It also features photocopiable and downloadable worksheets, making the provision of mental health teaching simple. Mind Mechanics can be used flexibly as a full programme as part of the school's Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship curriculum, as a targeted intervention for a group or individual, or as a resource bank of individual activities to use as and when needed.
By Diane Pedrotty Bryant. 2021
This key resource for K–12 educators offers a systematic guide to delivering Tier 2 and 3 math interventions within a…multi-tiered system of support. The volume explains critical math areas in which many students have difficulty--early numeracy, time and money measurement, number combinations, fractions, word-problem solving, algebra, and more. Leading experts describe relevant standards and show how to use data-based individualization to plan, monitor, and intensify instruction in each area. Beginning with bulleted guiding questions, chapters feature a wealth of evidence-based intervention strategies, lesson-planning ideas, and case examples. Reproducible instructional activities and planning forms can be downloaded and printed in a convenient 8 1/2" x 11" size.
By Hannalora Leavitt, Belle Wuthrich. 2021
People with disabilities (PWDs) have the same aspirations for their lives as you do for yours. The difference is that…PWDs don’t have the same access to education, employment, housing, transportation and healthcare in order to achieve their goals. In The Disability Experience you’ll meet people with different kinds of disabilities, and you'll begin to understand the ways PWDs have been ignored, reviled and marginalized throughout history. The book also celebrates the triumphs and achievements of PWDs and shares the powerful stories of those who have fought for change.
This book, brought to you by Carers WA, dives into the challenges young people may have with disabilities. No matter…what you face in life or the challenges it brings you, stay strong and never give up on your dreams. Naomi is a children's author in Albany, Western Australia who has published two books about Harmony the Hen. She is also an ambassador for Down Syndrome WA. "Being a role model for others and encouraging children to read and write is a passion of mine because it has opened up the world for me. I love learning and trying new things whenever I have the opportunity. You just have to go out to explore the world because the world won’t come to you.”
Take Control of OCD: A Kid's Guide to Conquering Anxiety and Managing OCD is a must-have guide for kids and…teens ages 10–16 with obsessive-compulsive disorder to help them take control and use their strengths to find success in school and in life. This fully updated second edition:Uses a cognitive-behavioral therapy and exposure/response prevention method to stress gradual exposure to obsessive thinking patterns.Provides a step-by-step ladder-based process to help readers conquer their fears and demolish their worries.Helps kids change their obsessive thoughts, tolerate uncertainty, and develop positive self-talk and stress management.Also helps kids advocate for their needs in school and build successful relaxation procedures.Includes workbook-style pages for readers to complete.From her extensive work with hundreds of young people with OCD, the author offers tons of advice, information, and ideas for kids and teens. Readers will find themselves in this book, as it normalizes and validates the often hidden and undisclosed thoughts, urges, and images, and accompanying rituals and compulsions that so many children and teens with OCD struggle with.