Why do some students struggle to understand and retain information, while other students don't? The answer may well lie in the memory system, which is the root of all learning. In Memory at Work in the Classroom, Francis Bailey and Ken Pransky expertly guide you through the aspects of human memory most relevant to classroom teachers. Real classroom examples help to deepen your understanding of how memory systems play a central role in the learning process, as well as how culture plays a sometimes surprising role in memory formation and use.
The memory systems covered in the book are
* Working Memory: the gateway to learning
* Executive Function: the cognitive skills children need to independently orchestrate their memory systems in service to learning
*Semantic Memory: the storehouse of a person's knowledge of the world, including academic concepts, and the part of the memory system most affected by culture
* Episodic Memory: rich, multisensory personal memories of specific events
* Autobiographical Memory: one's sense of self, tied directly to student motivation
Although the techniques described apply to all students, the authors concentrate on explaining the source of struggling students' academic challenges and provide effective strategies for helping students become better learners.
Whether you're a new or a veteran teacher, this book will offer fresh insights into your students' learning difficulties and move you to explore classroom practices that align with the functioning of memory and the ways students learn.
There's nothing better than coming home on a wintry evening to the welcoming aroma of a bubbling stew or comforting soup. Lisa Lemke, author of The Summer Table, now changes seasons and brings her prodigious gifts to more than 75 recipes that showcase wintertime ingredients. Her soul-satisfying dishes range from a savory rye risotto with oyster mushrooms browned in butter to mouthwatering roasts and casseroles to blazingly hot chili, and even good old mac 'n' cheese. To-die-for desserts include an apple toffee, an almond crumble, a fragrant pear pie, and sublime tiramisu. These sensational recipes will assure that everyone you love is warm, happy, and well fed.
Journey back through time to relive events that shaped the Chicago metropolitan area and contributed to its world-class reputation. "Chicago Days" is a collection of 150 essays and 500 dramatic photographs compiled from the voluminous files of the "Chicago Tribune," the Chicago Historical Society, and other important collections.
For vegans and non vegans, and bakers of all levels, an essential, easy-to-use cookbook for healthy and delicious vegan baking from Kim Barnouin, the nutritionist who's been leading the vegan zeitgeist for years as the nutritionist and co-author of the bestselling Skinny Bitch series.
From pies to breads, to cookies, Skinny Bitch Bakery includes 80 fully tested recipes accompanied by full-color photographs of these delectable vegan baked goods, and Barnouins' fun, non-nonsense voice and vast expertise sparkle on every page.
Whether you're a novice or have been a devoted baker for years, Skinny Bitch Bakery is a cookbook that will bring out the best vegan baker in everyone.