Monthly Archives: October 2014

Book Review- Nourishing Hope for Autism: Nutrition and Diet Guide for Healing Our Children by Julie Matthews

Tying in with our parents’ evening, healing foods for effective learning, here is a book that addresses nutrition.  The information found in Nourishing Hope combines science, biochemistry, logic, research, and “case study”-based information for parents, caregivers, and healthcare professionals. Julie Matthews has put together an excellent resource for anyone who wants real information that will impact health and quality of life for those with learning difficulties.

 

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Using picture books to help with counting

Did you know that picture books can be linked to Math? One Witch by Laura Leuck addresses counting from one to ten and backwards from ten to one.

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Book Review: The End of Ignorance: Multiplying Our Human Potential by John Mighton

John Mighton is the founder of JUMP Math, a system of learning based on the fostering of emergent intelligence. His book, The End of Ignorance, conceives of a world in which no child is left behind – a world based on the assumption that each child has the potential to be successful in every subject. John Mighton argues that by recognizing the barriers that we have experienced in our own educational development, by identifying the moment that we became disenchanted with a certain subject and forever closed ourselves off to it, we will be able to eliminate these same barriers from standing in the way of our children. It is a great read!

 

Book Review- The Elephant in the Classroom: Helping Children Learn and Love Maths by Jo Boaler

This book brings to life the new Numeracy framework . It is also focused on the teacher – parent – child partnership and it explains how each has to play their part. It addresses shocking facts about the state of education in maths and why this is going to have an every increasing impact on the future generations and their ability to work. It is an excellent read that is quite easy to digest.

 

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