Designs for Living and Learning  Second Edition
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Publisher : Redleaf Press
Release Date : 2014-12-01
ISBN 10 : 160554373X
Pages : 360 pages
Rating : 4/5 from 21 reviews
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You likely have dreams for your early childhood environment that are greater than rating scales, regulations, and room arrangements. Designs for Living and Learning has been a favorite resource among educators and caregivers for more than a decade, and this new edition is packed with even more ideas that can be used as you create captivating environments that nurture children, families, and staff while supporting children's learning. With hundreds of all-new colorful photographs of real early learning settings and a multitude of simple and practical concepts for creative indoor and outdoor spaces and learning materials, this book truly is a source of inspiration as you learn how to shape welcoming spaces where children can learn and grow. Expanded chapters include new information reflecting current trends and concerns in early childhood, such as the use of repurposed and nontraditional materials, children in the outdoors, alternative ways to think about providing for learning outcomes, facing and overcoming barriers and negotiating change, and the impact of environmental rating scales in Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS). Two new chapters are included, one highlighting the transformations of environments with before and after photos and outlines of the process, and the other with examples of soliciting children's ideas about the environment. Deb Curtis and Margie Carter are internationally acclaimed experts in early childhood. They host three-day institutes and professional development seminars for early childhood professionals; consult with early childhood programs across North America, Australia, and New Zealand; and have written many books together.

Designs for Living and Learning  Second Edition

by Deb Curtis,Margie Carter

You likely have dreams for your early childhood environment that are greater than rating scales, regulations, and room arrangements. Designs for Living and Learning has been a favorite resource among educators and caregivers for more than a decade, and this new edition is packed with even more ideas that can be used as you create captivating environments that nurture children, families, and staff while supporting children's learning. With hundreds of all-new colorful photographs of real early learning settings and a

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Designs for Living and Learning

by Debbie Curtis,Margie Carter

Updated with new photographs and fresh content, a top-selling reference for early-childhood-development professionals shares inspirational ideas for staging nurturing learning environments and includes suggestions for using repurposed materials. Original. 15,000 first printing.

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Teaching to Diversity

by Jennifer Katz

In her book Teaching to Diversity, Dr. Jennifer Katz synthesizes the research, and 16 years experience of teaching in inclusive classrooms and schools, to provide answers to several questions: How do I make inclusion work for ALL students? What are the foundational best practices of a truly inclusive learning community? How does one create such a community? The author pulls together, in an organized way, a three-block model of universal design for learning (UDL) and suggests a step-by-step approach for implementing

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Made for Living

by Amber Lewis

The trendsetting designer known for her effortless style shares the secrets of the art of layering: arranging all your disparate things so that they work together. Whether you're decorating your first home or refreshing your space, Amber Lewis teaches you how to layer the things you own for a cohesive, beautifully designed home. Delivering tips on refreshing a room with new paint (including finding the perfect white), mixing textiles and pillows, and blending neutrals, Amber's beautiful, California cool will help

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The Social Machine

by Judith Donath

New ways to design spaces for online interaction -- and how they will change society.

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Learning Together with Young Children

by Deb Curtis,Margie Carter

Provides early childhood teachers a framework for collaborating with children to create a dynamic, emergent curriculum.

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Playing and Learning in Early Childhood Education  Second Edition

by Beverlie Dietze,Diane Kashin

Playing and Learning in Early Childhood Education supports early childhood education students, practitioners, and primary educators to engage in the exploration of the theoretical framework of play, characteristics of play, the environmental and cultural factors that influence play, and the application of developmentally appropriate play practices. Playing and Learning in Early Childhood Education is grounded in sharing new research, practices, and ways of knowing about play and its contributions it makes to the lives of children and how play sets

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Forest School in Practice

by Sara Knight

A beautiful full-colour book by Forest School expert and teacher Sara Knight that inspires and encourages individuals of all ages to take an innovative approach to outdoor play and learning. The images throughout the book bring alive Forest School activities and each chapter is accompanied by creative ideas for practice and in depth case studies from across the United Kingdom and Ireland exploring the amazing variety of nature provision. Coverage includes: Rural and urban day nurseries for very young children

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Designing Your Life

by Bill Burnett,Dave Evans

#1 New York Times Bestseller At last, a book that shows you how to build—design—a life you can thrive in, at any age or stage Designers create worlds and solve problems using design thinking. Look around your office or home—at the tablet or smartphone you may be holding or the chair you are sitting in. Everything in our lives was designed by someone. And every design starts with a problem that a designer or team of designers seeks

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Child Care Design Guide

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Designing for Learning

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Understand the design factors of campus environmental theorythat impact student success and create a campus of consequence Designing for Learning is a comprehensive introduction tocampus environmental theory and practice, summarizing the influenceof collegiate environments on learning and providing practicalstrategies for facilitating student success through intentionaldesign. This second edition offers new coverage of universaldesign, learning communities, multicultural environments, onlineenvironments, social networking, and safety, and challengeseducators to evaluate the potential for change on their owncampuses. You'll learn which factors make a living-learningcommunity

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Coloring Mania

by Cindy Thomas

Coloring Mania: Adult Coloring Books - Kaleidoscope Mandala Art Therapy Designs for Adults to Color (Volume 2). Coloring is fun and it helps to relieve stress while you enjoy the peace and pleasures of adult coloring books. Art therapy gives you a lovely calming effect as you color your worries away. This adult coloring book offers over 50 art designs for you to color with your coloring pencils, markers, gel pens, etc. You'll find patterns, mandalas, and kaleidoscopes with designs ranging in

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The Family Dynamic

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Completely updated to reflect the reality of today?s families, The Family Dynamic, Fifth Edition is the definitive resource for Canadian students and teachers. Praised for its accessible, clear and approachable writing style, The Family Dynamic is a leader in the Canadian academic marketplace. Challenging issues have been woven throughout the text to stimulate thought and discussion about the current state and future of the family. Sociology / Human Services majors and non-majors alike will appreciate the relevant examples used to

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Lisa and the Fox

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A long time argument between the chickens and the foxes caused Chesapeake to divide into two parts. The animal communities are separated by a huge wall and there are rules that each group must follow so they can live together in peace. Find out what happens when Chicken - Lisa Middle decides to cross the wall to get special ingredients for her Grandpa's birthday pie!

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Remember Who You Truly Are

by Sally Jane Francis

This book will help you to remember who you truly are, and to be your true, authentic self, in its entirety, to unlock the beautiful spirit and essence of you. You have a soul mission: it's time to wake up to it and fulfill your destiny and be everything you ever dreamed of being, your soul and spirit self really are, unafraid to shine in a world that all too often might seem might seek to undermine or limit you...

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The Art of Awareness  Second Edition

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Learning to closely observe children requires commitment to systematic study and ongoing practice. With activities, experiences, and stories, this book provides that opportunity. Nine observation study sessions help educators of young children discover the many ways that being observant can enhance their teaching. Updates to this second edition reflect current issues in early childhood education, including learning standards, assessment, and technology. Deb Curtis and Margie Carter are popular presenters at early childhood conferences, professional development speakers, and on-site consultants. They

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The Visionary Director  Second Edition

by Margie Carter,Deb Curtis

An inspiring and practical guide to creating a larger vision in early child care, this popular professional development tool has been thoroughly revised and offers a concrete framework for organizing an early childhood center director's ideas and work. Updated and expanded, it reflects new requirements and initiatives for center directors and addresses topics including cultivating a vision, developing "systems thinking" for management roles, implementing principles and strategies for mentoring, building a learning community for adults and children, and bringing visions

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The Art of Awareness

by Debbie Curtis,Margie Carter

The authors explain that the key to observing children is to know that observation is more than just a teaching technique. Observing children closely provides a new way of thinking about learning and teaching.

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