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Megaskills by Dorothy Rich

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""MegaSkills is a remarkable achievement . . . what it means is that parents across the country are willing to stand' shoulder to shoulder with teachers in ensuring that our children have the best possible education." " - Don Cameron, former Executive Director, National Education Association The classic guide to childhood achievement, taught in more than 4,000 schools. Specially designed for school-aged children, this cornerstone guide provides you with hands-on techniques and kid-friendly activities to teach children the MegaSkills that are essential to success in school and life: Confidence Motivation Effort Responsibility Initiative Perseverance Caring Teamwork Problem-Solving Common Sense Focus Respect "NEW!" Along with the age-specific activities, this guide contains academic objectives for each MegaSkill, tips for getting the best from technology, MegaSkills report cards for parents and children, research notes, and a wealth of additional resources. Includes message from Bill Bradley. ""This book shows families how to build children's achievement, and it is keyed to current research."" - Richard Coley, Director, Policy Information Center Educational Testing Service

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781402212154
ISBN-10: 1402212151
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 190mm x 23mm)
Pages: 384
Imprint: Sourcebooks, Inc
Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc
Publish Date: 15-Apr-2009
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Dorothy Rich

Dorothy Rich, Ed.D, is founder and president of the nonprofit Home and School Institute (HSI), based in Washington, D.C. An acclaimed expert in family educational involvement. Dr. Rich is the author of the original "MegaSkills" publications and the developer of the "MegaSkills" training programs, used by more than three thousand schools across the United States and abroad. In her lifetime of work in the field, she has focused on helping families and educators team together to build achievement in school and beyond. Dr. Rich's work has received the A+ for Breaking the Mold Award from the U.S. Department of Education, as well as recognition from the MacArthur Foundation and other distinguished foundations. Her work has been researched, tested, and found to be effective in raising student achievement, decreasing discipline problems, increasing time spent on homework, and decreasing time spent watching TV. Her work has been featured in the "Washington Post," the "New York Times," the "Los Angeles Times," "NBC Today," "Education Week," "Good Morning America," and "Reader's Digest."

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