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Achieving Success and Happiness in College: 5 Ways to Make it Work
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ACHIEVING SUCCESS AND HAPPINESS IN COLLEGE is designed to help students to be successful in college. This includes students who plan to enter a college or university, as well as those who are currently enrolled and want to make the most of it! This book provides insights to help students understand college life and strategies to address the most pressing issues—the personal challenges, social pressures, and academic demands. It includes thought-provoking quotes, humor, honesty, and techniques for becoming an effective learner as well as a leader.

ACHIEVING SUCCESS AND HAPPINESS IN COLLEGE describes how to play an active role in creating learning opportunities that are both meaningful and inspiring, which can help students down the path to a happy, productive, and personally rewarding college experience. Additionally, this book will be of significant interest to professionals who help students achieve success from an academic, social, and health perspective. Family members will see it as a valuable resource for their college-bound children.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Author:
Charles Durgin
Date Added:
06/17/2016
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Anxiety and Stress Management
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LEARNING OBJECTIVESBy the end of this unit, you will be able to:Identify sources of test anxietyEmploy strategies for effectively preventing and controlling anxiety over tests. 

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Reading
Author:
Laura Spencer
Date Added:
01/01/2020
Back-to-School Tips for Parents
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A new school year means a new grade, new teachers, new goals, and maybe even a new school! In order to help you and your child with special needs be as successful as you can be, we've put together a list of eight helpful back to school tips that we hope will make the transition into a new school year a little easier for you and your child.

Material Type:
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
National Joint Committee on Learning Disabilities
Provider Set:
LD Online
Date Added:
02/11/2014
Basic Speller (Student's Edition)
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The Basic Speller is a spelling program for beginning students and consists of eight volumes of 48 lessons each. It presents lessons and practice for learning the relationships between sounds and their spellings.

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Arts and Humanities
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Homework/Assignment
Textbook
Provider:
CK-12 Foundation
Provider Set:
CK-12 FlexBook
Date Added:
02/18/2011
Basic Speller (Teacher's Edition)
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The Basic Speller is a spelling program for beginning students and consists of eight volumes of 48 lessons each. It presents lessons and practice for learning the relationships between sounds and their spellings.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Material Type:
Homework/Assignment
Textbook
Provider:
CK-12 Foundation
Provider Set:
CK-12 FlexBook
Date Added:
02/18/2011
Building Parent-Teacher Partnerships: Classroom Tips
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Good two-way communication between families and schools is necessary for students' success. Not surprisingly, research shows that the more parents and teachers share relevant information with each other about a student, the better equipped both will be to help that student achieve academically. Opportunities for two-way communication include: (1) Parent conferences; (2) Parent-teacher organizations or school community councils; (3) Weekly or monthly folders of student work sent home for parent review and comment; (4) Phone calls; and (5) E-mail or school Web site. This paper presents ideas for building parent-teacher partnerships.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
American Federation of Teachers
Date Added:
02/11/2014
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Chapter 7: Critical Thinking and Evaluating Information
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LEARNING OBJECTIVESBy the end of this section, you will be able to:Define critical thinkingDescribe the role that logic plays in critical thinkingDescribe how both critical and creative thinking skills can be used to problem-solveDescribe how critical thinking skills can be used to evaluate informationApply the CRAAP test to evaluate sources of informationIdentify strategies for developing yourself as a critical thinker

Subject:
Education
Higher Education
Material Type:
Module
Author:
Jazzabel Maya
Date Added:
09/23/2019
College Access Readers
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This resource guide begins by outlining the theory underlying the literacy work and then lays out the framework for the supports included in the Readers series. Subsequent chapters describe and illustrate the specific content literacy and language development strategies that have been chosen as being of particularly high impact. Although most of the strategies can be used in multiple ways, we have chosen to present them as occurring "Before, €During€ and After Reading" because of the importance of this mental model in effective content literacy instruction.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Reading Foundation Skills
Material Type:
Reading
Textbook
Provider:
CK-12 Foundation
Provider Set:
CK-12 FlexBook
Author:
Bay Waters, Louise
Date Added:
08/24/2010
Commonsense Composition
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This textbook follows California Language Arts Standards for grades 9-12 to provide a generalized understanding of composition and to serve as a supplementary aid to high school English teachers.

Subject:
Arts and Humanities
Literature
Language, Grammar and Vocabulary
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
CK-12 Foundation
Provider Set:
CK-12 FlexBook
Author:
Bruno, Crystal
Date Added:
08/20/2010
Communicating with Parents: Strategies for Teachers
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Teachers strive to develop partnerships with parents to support student learning. Strong communication is fundamental to this partnership and to building a sense of community between home and school. This article provides a range of communication opportunities available to teachers, including the emergency use of technology. Barriers to communication are considered in conjunction with potential solutions.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Reading
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Academic Development Institute
Author:
Susan Graham-Clay
Date Added:
02/11/2014
Community Partnerships to Support High School Success
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The planning process made possible by this initiative was innovative and unique. It helped strengthen schools’ and communities’ action plans by emphasizing a holistic view of students in which families supported and advocated for their successful journey to high school graduation. By adopting an outcome-focused approach and using local data, local United Way sites designed different models of family engagement that removed barriers and built stronger connections between families, schools, and communities.

Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Harvard Graduate School of Education
Provider Set:
Harvard Family Research Project
Date Added:
02/10/2014
A Different Road To College: A Guide For Transitioning To College For Non-traditional Students
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A Different Road To College: A Guide For Transitioning Non-Traditional Students is designed to introduce students to the contextual issues of college. Non-traditional students have an ever-growing presence on college campuses, especially community colleges. This open educational resource is designed to engage students in seeing themselves as college students and understanding the complexity of what that means to their lives.

Subject:
Education
Material Type:
Textbook
Provider:
OpenOregon
Author:
Alise Lamoreaux
Date Added:
06/14/2017
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Diversity and Cultural Competency
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Diversity: the art of thinking independently together. —Malcolm Forbes, entrepreneur, founder of Forbes magazineLEARNING OBJECTIVESBy the end of this section, you will be able to:Define diversity and identify many aspects of diversityDifferentiate between surface diversity and deep diversity, and explain the relationship between the twoDefine and apply principles of cultural competencyExplore the positive effects of diversity in an educational setting

Subject:
Education
Higher Education
Material Type:
Module
Author:
Daniella Washington
Date Added:
06/16/2019
Family Engagement for High School Success
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We evaluated the United Way Worldwide’s Family Engagement for High School Success initiative, which aimed to support the families of disadvantaged high school youth by increasing involvement in their children’s education. This initiative, funded by AT&T, is part of United Way Worldwide’s national strategy to significantly reduce the nation’s high school dropout rate by 2018. In November 2009, AT&T granted 15 awards to local and state United Way sites to plan projects that will increase family–school–community partnerships.

Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Harvard Graduate School of Education
Provider Set:
Harvard Family Research Project
Date Added:
02/10/2014
The Family Engagement for High School Success Toolkit: Planning and Implementing An Initiative to Support the Pathway to Graduation for At-Risk Students
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The Family Engagement for High School Success Toolkit is designed to support at-risk high school students by engaging families, schools, and the community. Created in a joint effort by United Way Worldwide (UWW) and Harvard Family Research Project (HFRP) as part of the Family Engagement for High School Success (FEHS) initiative, the toolkit has two parts:

Part 1 focuses on the comprehensive planning that goes into the development of a family engagement initiative.
Part 2 focuses on the early implementation process.

Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Harvard Graduate School of Education
Provider Set:
Harvard Family Research Project
Date Added:
02/10/2014
Family Engagement for High School Success Toolkit Webinar Series
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The recently released The Family Engagement for High School Success Toolkit: Planning and implementing an initiative to support the pathway to graduation for at-risk students distills the successes and lessons learned throughout a 5 month planning process at 15 United Way pilot sites—where community stakeholders worked together to create family engagement action plans—and through the first year of implementing the initiatives.

Join us as Jennifer Enderlin from AT&T moderates a two-part webinar series designed to introduce the main themes of the toolkit and explore the central components of planning and implementing family engagement strategies for at-risk high school students.

Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Harvard Graduate School of Education
Provider Set:
Harvard Family Research Project
Date Added:
02/10/2014
Family Engagement in Transitions: Transition to Kindergarten
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This resource, produced by the National Center on Parent, Family, and Community Engagement (co-authored by HFRP’s Christine Patton and M. Elena Lopez), discusses the importance of families’ support for their children’s learning and development as children transition to new environments. The resource positions the transition to kindergarten as a pivotal point for establishing the kinds of practices that can help sustain gains children have made in their early learning settings, and offers examples of successful program practices that Head Start and Early Head Start staff can use to help children and families with this transition.

Material Type:
Teaching/Learning Strategy
Provider:
Harvard Graduate School of Education
Provider Set:
Harvard Family Research Project
Date Added:
02/10/2014