This DK book will help you help your children as they study for their SATS tests. It's packed with practical advice for coping with the pressure of exams.
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It has tips for giving reassuring support and has an appealing visual guide to help you handle children's anxieties and recognise their learning style, including what methods work best for them.
Other chapters explain what test papers actually involve and there are also reference and practical activities to help children prepare for each one.
Supporting the National Curriculum in reading, spelling, grammar, punctuation and maths, this is an essential guide for parents who want to help their children succeed at this very important time.
Chambers Adult Learners' Guide to Spelling is not about all those turgid 'spelling rules'. Instead, it presents a practical routine that teaches learners strategies to conquer any word they find difficult and learn it for life. This new edition comes in a handy, more accessible format. The two-colour text is clearly and spaciously laid out, and plentiful examples, activities and illustrations reinforce the skills being learned.
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This new edition of Chambers Adult Learners' Guide to Numeracy is aimed at adults who lack confidence in their numeracy skills, now in a new, more accessible format. The book provides users with an understanding of the key concepts and methods, then applies them in real-world situations such as calculating distances or working out interest payments. The two-colour text is clearly and spaciously laid out, and plentiful examples, diagrams, and exercises reinforce all the learning points. The book is based around the 'Skills for Life' numeracy curriculum created by the Department for Education and Skills and its author, Geoff Mainwaring, is a highly experienced teacher and lecturer in numeracy.
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The Penguin Writer's Manual is the essential companion for anyone who wants to master the art of writing good English. Whether you're composing an essay, sending a business letter or an email to a colleague, or firing off an angry letter to a newspaper, this guide will help you to brush up you communication skills and write correct and confident English.
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Does your job involve figure work that brings you out in a cold sweat? Do you increasingly have to focus on and understand spreadsheets, financial statements, ratios and other number-based nightmares? Relax - 'Great at my job - Crap at Numbers' is a practical and fun guide to getting to grips with the arithmetic. Covering all of the intimidating mathematical challenges you are likely to face in your career, it uses humorous examples to illustrate serious points about the usefulness of arithmetic in everyday life. By approaching the topic with explanations of real-life examples from the media, advertisements, products and services the book allows you to connect easily to all those scary figures you have to juggle every day. Mac Bride has made his supporting website with some fun stuff and useful resources: http://www.crapatnumbers.net/ Areas covered include: Mental Maths Terminology in everyday use e.g. mathematics, arithmetic; millions/billions Unwholesome numbers: fractions and decimals Common Conversions e.g. Mph:kph; Mpg:kpg; Miles:Km; Temperature: Fahrenheit: Celsius; Time Zones; Exchange rates Ratios and proportions Measuring business performance: Priceless percentages Averages: Mode, Median and Mean Probability and odds Entree Economics Show me my money: Personal Finance Each chapter builds on the last and ends with practice tests, answers and explanations, helping you to consolidate what you are learning. NOT GOT MUCH TIME? One and five-minute introductions to key principles to get you started. AUTHOR INSIGHTS Lots of instant help with common problems and quick tips for success, based on the author's many years of experience. EXTEND YOUR KNOWLEDGE Extra online articles at www.teachyourself.com to give you a richer understanding of how to crunch numbers. TRY THIS Fun exercises illustrate what you've learnt and how to use it.
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The easy way to get practice and excel at numeracy tests Whether you're looking for a new job, applying to certain university courses, or attempting to join the military, you're increasingly likely to face a numeracy test as part of the screening process. And the only way to prepare for a numeracy test is practise. Numeracy Tests For Dummies is an accessible one-stop guide to pass these test. Featuring expert advice, instruction, review, and plenty of practise, Numeracy Tests For Dummies will help you succeed. Numeracy Tests For Dummies contains instruction and revision on:* Basic mathematical knowledge and skills* Data interpretation* Quantitative reasoning* Numerical sequencing
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With a new introduction and afterword, this revised second edition is a practical, engaging exploration of mentoring and its power to transform learning. Filled with inspiring vignettes, Mentor shows how anyone who teaches can become a successful mentor to students. Topics covered include adult learning and development; the search for meaning as a motive for learning; education as a transformational journey; how adults change and develop; how learning changes the learner; barriers and incentives to learning and growth; and guiding adults through difficult transitions.
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Become an effective adult educator by approaching teachingsystematically
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As the author describes at the beginning of Creating Coursesfor Adults, "The big idea of this book is that education foradults has to be designed." Whether in basic skills training,English language classes, professional development workshops,personal interest courses, or formal degree programs, good teachingtends to conceal all the planning and decisions which had to bemade in order to present participants with a seamless and coherentprocess for learning. The author posits that nobody is a completelyintuitive teacher and that everybody has to make a series ofchoices as they put courses together. The decisions they make areimportant and far-reaching, and deserve to be consideredcarefully.
Starting with the three core factors which must be taken intoaccount when creating courses, Creating Courses for Adultswalks readers through a manageable process for addressing the keydecisions which must be made in order to design effectivelearning. * Instructor factors are what the teacher brings to theteaching and learning process, such as experience andpreferences. * Learner factors are the influences that students bringwith them, including their past experiences and expectations forthe class. * Context factors include the educational setting, whetherin-person or online, as well as the subject matter.
Readers of Creating Courses for Adults will learn asystematic approach to lesson and course design based on researchinto the ways adults learn and the best ways to reach them, alongwith pointers and tips for teaching adults in any setting.
Sunday Computation 1: estimates and checks, calculator techniques, percentages and decimals Monday Computation 2: fractions, ratios, conversions, rates Tuesday Sequences and similar: looking for patterns; types of sequences; interleaved sequences; sets of related numbers in other layouts Wednesday Sums from stories: getting to the numbers; what sort of calculation? Simplifying into sums. Thursday Reading charts: how to read from X & Y axes; identifying values in series; checking answers Friday Data from tables: reading lists and tables; double conversions; intermediate workings Saturday Test techniques: timing, pacing, checking. Mixed set of tests
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Keeping up with the Joneses is a unique and enjoyable way to help students prepare for the Common Entrance 13+ Maths exams. Cleverly using real-life examples from the fictional Jones family, Barbara Langford's book contains exam-style practice questions for every 13+ Maths topic. Answers are included at the back. It is the ideal book for both the classroom and home, for Common Entrance and all KS3 revision.
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This volume is the continuation of a two-part series that focuses on salient topics and issues affecting Black males as they engage in adult education and learning. Considering the historical and current effects on the way these men participate in adult education, this volume broadens the conversations around adult Black males educational experiences by utilizing academic research as well as program descriptions and personal narratives with a concern for the lived experiences. More specifically, the authors explore: * the agency of Black men in carving out pathways to success, * the programs that support these endeavors, and * the role of civil society in facilitating or inhibiting their progress. Topics covered include the digital divide, sports, professional career development, sexuality, role of religion, college as a choice, and the Black Lives Matter initiative. Practitioners will be encouraged to reflect on their own practices as they work toward engagement of Black males in learning communities. This is the 150th volume of the Jossey Bass series New Directions for Adult and Continuing Education. Noted for its depth of coverage, it explores issues of common interest to instructors, administrators, counselors, and policymakers in a broad range of education settings, such as colleges and universities, extension programs, businesses, libraries, and museums.
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Reading Comprehension in 20 Minutes a Day enhances students' critical reading skills in just 20 short lessons. Students will learn to read passages of all types (literature, essays, technical writing, scientific articles, and more) carefully and critically in order to find the main idea and draw inferences and conclusions. The perfect preparation for any standardized test, this guide includes lessons with hundreds of exercises in test-like format to help students acquire or refresh essential reading comprehension skills.
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Improving Professional Learning through In-House Inquiry shows how to identify the Continuous Professional Development (CPD) needs of an individual or team and then to meet those needs through carrying out specific inquiry within the organisation. Middlewood and Abbott demonstrate how the most effective professional learning occurs when the the needs of an organisation are identified at all levels and provide clear support for following this approach. The authors also show that effective student involvement is key because it clearly links CPD with the ultimate aim: to meet students' learning needs. Examples of how this has been achieved successfully in schools and colleges are drawn on throughout, showcasing a variety of settings in various countries. Four extended case studies from different types of educational institutions are provided to illustrate learning journeys.
'Emerson was really a working together - a sum total of all the life's paths, the working of karma and the fulfilling of pre-birth impulses and intentions of so many people, both staff and students. Every person who came to Emerson in some way touched it and changed it. Each year had its own biography. It was never an institution to which people came and passed through without leaving any mark on it.' - Michael Spence What was it about Emerson College that played such an important part in the lives of so many young people? Having joined the college early in its genesis, Michael Spence served as a key decision maker, administrator and teacher for more than a quarter of a century. In this first biography of Emerson, he gives a vivid picture of how the college came to be such a special place. But this is not a dry history of an organisation: it is brought to life with vibrant descriptions of many people, including the college's founders Francis and Elizabeth Edmunds and John Davy, but also students, teachers, cooks, gardeners, accountants, administrators, and many others. Michael Spence studies the anthroposophical spiritual basis that formed the bedrock of the college. As he states: 'It was the recognition of the reality of the spirit, which informed all aspects of the college life and organisation, that made it such a unique place to which so many people came. Did they find at Emerson an expression of something which, in their descent from spiritual worlds into this life between birth and death they had already sensed, of the social and spiritual life of humanity that was striving to come into being?'
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Get By in Spanish is the ideal travel companion a quick and easy introduction to Spanish and a phrase book covering all the essential language you'll need on your trip. Get to grips with the basics of a conversation before you leave, then take the book away with you as a handy reference guide. Get By in Spanish will help you: * Understand the basics of the language with clear and easy-to-follow explanations * Try out what you have learned with mini role plays and activities * Communicate with confidence with thousands of essential words and phrases * Get around easily with useful tips for the visitor * Eat out the Spanish way with the comprehensive menu reader Also contains a two-way mini dictionary so you'll never be stuck for the right word, and a full pronunciation guide so you'll always know how to say it! Also available in a pack with audio CD. 160-page book.
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Get By in Italian is the ideal travel companion a quick and easy introduction to Italian and a phrase book covering all the essential language you'll need on your trip. Get to grips with the basics of a conversation before you leave, then take the book away with you as a handy reference guide. Get By in Italian will help you: * Understand the basics of the language with clear and easy-to-follow explanations * Try out what you have learned with mini role plays and activities * Communicate with confidence with thousands of essential words and phrases * Get around easily with useful tips for the visitor * Eat out the Italian way with the comprehensive menu reader Also contains a two-way mini dictionary so you'll never be stuck for the right word, and a full pronunciation guide so you'll always know how to say it! Also available in a pack with audio CD. 160-page book.
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Get By in French is the ideal travel companion a quick and easy introduction to French and a phrase book covering all the essential language you'll need on your trip. With the help of a 60-minute CD, get to grips with the basics of a conversation before you leave, then take the book away with you as a handy reference guide. Get By in French will help you: * Understand the basics of the language with clear and easy-to-follow explanations * Try out what you have learned with mini role plays and activities * Communicate with confidence with thousands of essential words and phrases * Get around easily with useful tips for the visitor * Eat out the French way with the comprehensive menu reader Also contains a two-way mini dictionary so you'll never be stuck for the right word, and a full pronunciation guide so you'll always know how to say it! Download the tracks on to your MP3 player to learn on the move. 160-page book and 75-minute audio CD
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Get By in Italian is the ideal travel companion a quick and easy introduction to Italian and a phrase book covering all the essential language you'll need on your trip. With the help of a 60-minute CD, get to grips with the basics of a conversation before you leave, then take the book away with you as a handy reference guide. Get By in Italian will help you: * Understand the basics of the language with clear and easy-to-follow explanations * Try out what you have learned with mini role plays and activities * Communicate with confidence with thousands of essential words and phrases * Get around easily with useful tips for the visitor * Eat out the Italian way with the comprehensive menu reader Also contains a two-way mini dictionary so you'll never be stuck for the right word, and a full pronunciation guide so you'll always know how to say it! Download the tracks on to your MP3 player to learn on the move. 160-page book and 75-minute audio CD
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Learn British Sign Language quickly and easily with this essential guide and CD-Rom. This lively guide introduces the key hand shapes and gestures you need to communicate in British Sign Language. The illustrations depict both the actions and facial expressions used to sign accurately, while the companion CD-Rom features real-life BSL conversations in action to further your understanding. With these practical tools, you'll become an expert signer in no time! "British Sign Language For Dummies" includes: Starting to sign - learn about deaf communication and practise simple signs to get you going; Learning everyday BSL - develop the grammar and vocabulary skills that are the building blocks to using British Sign Language; Getting out and about - sign with confidence in a wide range of real-life situations, from travelling to dating; Looking into deaf life - learn about the history of the Deaf Community and how they've adapted their technology and lifestyles to suit their needs.
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Collins French with Paul Noble combines an exciting, new non-traditional approach to language learning with the easy, relaxed appeal of an audio-only product. No books. No rote memorisation. No chance of failure. Paul Noble is a genius with a higher IQ than Einstein. Despite this, he still struggled with language learning at school. He found himself feeling 'confused, incapable and unable to really say anything'. As a result of his negative early experiences, Paul has come up with a groundbreaking new method of language teaching that removes the need for months of study. With Paul Noble, everyone really can speak a language. Listen to over 13 hours of audio on 12 CDs, then use the accompanying booklet as a reference and revision tool. A native-speaking French expert helps Paul to deliver the course and to perfect your pronunciation. There is also a free introductory DVD to give you an insight into how the Paul Noble method works. No complicated grammatical explanations, no rote memorisation, no writing -- no stress. Learn over 6,000 words in no time at all and -- most importantly -- learn how to make your new vocabulary work for you.
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The ultimate quick and easy guide to learning Polish Polish can be a difficult language to master. It is pronounced phonetically and has several unique characters in its alphabet, but with Polish For Dummies in hand, you'll find yourself speaking like a local in no time. Packed with practical lessons, handy cultural facts, and essential references (including a Polish-English mini-dictionary and lists of common verbs), this guide is specially designed to get you speaking Polish with confidence. With advice on speaking Polish within the construction, teaching, and public sector industries, this book is a truly practical tool for anyone wanting to speak the language either professionally or socially.* Includes sections dedicated to Polish in action, Polish on the go, and Polish in the workplace* A companion audio CD contains Polish conversations spoken by native Polish speakers in a variety of everyday contexts, perfect for learning Polish on the go* A Polish-English dictionary is included to provide quick access to the most common words With easy-to-follow instruction and exercises that give you the language to communicate during day-to-day experiences, readers of Polish For Dummies will learn the words and verbal constructions they need to communicate with friends and colleagues at home, find directions on holiday, and more.
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This brand new edition Berlitz Handbook is designed to teach the rudiments of Spanish verb function and structure. It features clear explanations of how the verb system works, along with practical examples demonstrating how to use the different types of verbs correctly, including the conjugation of both regular and irregular verbs. All verbs are categorised by ending and there is an index of 2,500 verbs with their English meanings, making it an outstanding reference tool. It is ideal for students of all levels and will complement any Berlitz self-teach course.
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This brand new edition Berlitz Handbook is designed to teach the rudiments of Spanish grammar. It features clear explanations on parts of speech, spelling and punctuation, syntax, types of verbs, verb tenses and conjugations. There are plenty of practical examples and an alphabetical index for ease of use, making it an outstanding reference tool. It is ideal for students of all levels and will complement any Berlitz self-teach course.
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