Teacher Says: 30 Fool-Proof Ways to Help Kids Thrive in School

Teacher Says: 30 Fool-Proof Ways to Help Kids Thrive in School

by Evelyn Porreca Vuko
     
 

Popular Washington Post education columnist and veteran educator Evelyn Vuko shares the inside scoop to ensure children get the best education possible. Drawing on her experience in the classroom-as well as input from authorities ranging from creative writing experts to solar physicists-Vuko gives grade-specific advice from kindergarten through high school.

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Overview

Popular Washington Post education columnist and veteran educator Evelyn Vuko shares the inside scoop to ensure children get the best education possible. Drawing on her experience in the classroom-as well as input from authorities ranging from creative writing experts to solar physicists-Vuko gives grade-specific advice from kindergarten through high school.

Readers will learn to:

€Find the right school
€Help with homework-the right way
€Make parent/teacher conferences friendly and productive
€Help hormone-crazed teens keep up with schoolwork

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"If you have a question about your child's education (and who doesn't), this book is for you." —Dr. Dorothy Rich

"The last word in imaginative and heart-felt solutions to classroom problems."
Patricia Lemer

Library Journal
Homework help, standardized testing, parent-teacher conferences, lack of school motivation, and special education are some of the topics covered in these books. Former elementary school teacher Van Vleet offers parents simple remedies to the most common problems. Her book reads quickly, and her suggestions make sense. Unfortunately, a scanty table of contents and the complete absence of an index do not allow readers to search efficiently for the discussion of specific problems. Vuko's Teacher Says, which expands on her Washington Post column of the same name, treats these issues in greater detail. Vuko describes how to develop a personal plan to help children study and write reports. Given her tendency to suggest professional help (e.g., professional organizers), her book seems targeted to a more privileged crowd. Meanwhile, in School Sense, Chin tries to reach parents who have few resources, minimal time, and a small budget. The index and detailed table of contents make searching easy. Chin's considerable insight comes from 12 years of tutoring and many hours of classroom observation and research. Chin's book is highly recommended for all public libraries; Van Vleet's and Vuko's are optional purchases.-Maryse Breton, Ann Arbor, MI Copyright 2004 Reed Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780399529979
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
08/03/2004
Edition description:
First Perigree Paperback Edition
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.22(w) x 8.02(h) x 0.90(d)

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From the Publisher
"If you have a question about your child's education (and who doesn't), this book is for you." —Dr. Dorothy Rich

"The last word in imaginative and heart-felt solutions to classroom problems."
Patricia Lemer

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