Super Skills

The title says it all! Super Skills: A Social Skills Group Program for Children with Asperger Syndrome, High-Functioning Autism and Related Challenges is SUPER at many levels. Based on a thorough and comprehensive understanding of the unique characteristics of individuals with ASD, Judy Coucouvanis presents 30 lessons grouped under four types of skills necessary for social success: fundamental skills, social initiation skills, getting along with others, and social response skills. Each lesson is highly structured and organized, making it easy for even inexperienced teachers and other group leaders to follow and implement successfully. A series of practical checklists and other instruments provide a solid foundation for assessing students? social skills levels and subsequent planning.

Super Skills, Super Reading

What comes to mind when you think about superheroes? Strength, bravery, and heroism are common answers. However, superheroes do not only have physical strength, but they also have mental strengths and skills. Superheroes tend to have intelligence and detection skills which allow them to develop other skills. In this analysis of superhero literacy aimed at students, the connection between superhero media and larger theories of literacy are explored. The author uses six superhero television shows to show how literacy is portrayed in superhero media and how it reflects and shapes cultural ideas of literacy. The shows covered are Arrow, The Flash, Gotham, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Daredevil.

Six Super Skills for Executive Functioning

6 SUPER SKILLS to help teens stay focused and reach their goals! Do you sometimes have trouble paying attention in school? Do you lose track of time and deadlines? Do you often feel “scattered” or unorganized? You’re not alone. All teens need a little extra help staying focused—in school and in life. This is especially true if you have attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), autism spectrum disorder, sensory processing disorders, a mood disorder, or have experienced traumatic brain injury. The good news is that there are skills you can learn to help you stay on track. In this friendly guide, psychologist and ADHD expert Lara Honos-Webb offers six powerful “super skills” to help you pay attention, increase productivity, and get organized so you can achieve your goals and live your best life. These skills include: Focusing on the positive Goal setting Chunking: breaking big goals down into small manageable chunks Motivational enhancement Emotional regulation: dealing with “big” feelings Managing attention Once you learn and practice these skills, you’ll feel empowered to conquer any task—no matter how big. So, why not start learning them today?

NGA Men's Gymnastics Technical Handbook

The NGA Men’s Gymnastics Technical Handbook with 4 X 4, contains information for all levels of the NGA Men’s Gymnastics Program. From the competitive requirements per level and the newly developed, "4 X 4" program, this manual is designed for quick reference and ease of use. This unique 30-page Technical Handbook with a Table of Elements will be a staple in your NGA library.

Deep Human: Practical Superskills for a Future of Success

What separates you from the robots? How can you thrive in tomorrow’s workplace? Experts predict that within the next few years, you will need an extra 101 days of learning to remain relevant at work, but what skills should you hone? Authors Crystal and Dr Gregor Lim-Lange combine their expertise in leadership and psychology to share five timeless superskills that will help you unlock your fullest potential. -Focus and mindfulness -Self-awareness -Empathy -Complex communication -Adaptive resilience Deep Human offers practical tools, unexpected insights and inspiring real-life stories so you can build a successful and meaningful life no matter what lies ahead.

Super Skill Powers, Grade 3

Support skill building at home by offering a unique approach to learning. Super Skill Powers for grade 3 offers fun and engaging math and language arts practice with multiplication, division, the four operations, time, fractions, grammar, parts of speech, vocabulary, spelling, punctuation, and more. --Super Skill Powers for grade 3 provides children with an interactive format for learning math, reading, and language arts skills. With this series, your child can deepen understanding of key concepts while being motivated by a creative learning process. Super Skill Powers for grade 3 uses a combination of assessments and rewards to help your child become a super student! --The Super Skill Powers series offers motivation for learning by using a unique, interactive format for math and language arts practice. Each book features assessments for monitoring progress and opportunities for children to earn rewards for mastering specific skills. The reward stickers are in the form of capes, masks, clothing, and shields so that children can build their own superheroes. --Upon completion of the workbooks, children will have learned enough to be part of the superhero team!

School Success for Kids with Asperger's Syndrome

A guide for parents and teachers to help children with Asperger's syndrome find success in school covers how to recognize and diagnose Asperger's syndrome, implement successful practices in the classroom, work with the school system, and help students develop the needed skills at home.

The Last Safe Investment

Myth: If you save for decades and invest in 401(k)s, IRAs, and a home, these investments will grow steadily, allowing twenty to thirty years of secure, peaceful retirement. Reality: Though this might have been true at some point in the last century, it is not true any longer. If you want to get ahead and enjoy a life of prosperity, you must invest in the last safe investment: yourself, and your own skills, value to others, relationships, and overall happiness. Business strategist Bryan Franklin and author Michael Ellsberg (The Education of Millionaires) team up here to present a blueprint for building “True Wealth”: the ability to generate not just financial value but also the experiences you cherish most—security, freedom, creative ex­pression, and love. Discarding traditional advice, Franklin and Ellsberg propose the Self-Amplifying Financial Ecosystem (SAFE) plan. This plan teaches you: ·Small investments you can make for a big im­pact on your value to other people, multiply­ing your earning potential ·The secret to accumulating savings without willpower or deprivation ·How to invest in life’s richest experiences (which money can’t buy) ·The “Super Skills”—the most valuable, sought-after, rewarded, and universally ben­eficial human skills ·Why most people are throwing away huge sums of money in the quest for happiness, and how to spend that money more effectively This bold manifesto will change the way you think about money, wealth, investment, and spending forever.

The Rangers of Taradoin

The World is threatened by the sinister designs of Darkness. The Immortal Evil of ancient days has returned to wreak vengeance, and only a single legacy stands in their path. Elven and Scion alike prepare for the ultimate battle, but, though skilled, are they ready for the darkness the comes upon them? You decide how your heroes will face the villains, either in a singleplayer storyline, or as a Group playing the Rangers of Taradoin RPG. Including a Bestiary of enemies, more classes and races, and increased ability to define the game to your needs, this is the definitive Roleplaying Gamebook for the Rangers of Taradoin RPG.

EBOOK: How To Design And Deliver Enhanced Modules

Would you like to make the modules you teach more engaging? Do you want to deliver enjoyable and effective learning? Are you interested in a model that has been proven to work? Would you like to evaluate the quality of what you deliver? This book is key reading for university and further education tutors who want to engage and motivate their students, and create learning environments that cater for diversity whilst producing more successful outcomes. Based on experience, the author provides practical expertise on: Challenging the standard module structures Maximising attendance, enthusiasm and commitment without compromising quality Putting supported assessment and feedback at the heart of learning Providing appropriate support for all students Increasing self-esteem, confidence and independence in learning Evaluating the success of the module The book has two sections – the first focuses on design, and the second on delivery and evaluation. It details practical ideas for seminars, lectures, assessment, feedback and student support that readers will be able to apply immediately to their own teaching practice. As such, the book provides key reading for all those interested in improving student learning and retention.

Building Executive Function

Educators clamor to provide top-notch lessons and resources for students, but if students lack executive function, even the best materials won't produce the desired results. If students haven’t developed the brain-based skills to focus, catch and correct errors, identify cause-and-effect relationships, and more, they can't make sense of lessons. Executive function is the missing link to student achievement. But how can you develop this in the classroom? In this new book, bestselling author Nancy Sulla has the answers. She explains how building executive function requires a combination of activities, structures, and teacher facilitation strategies aimed at six increasingly complex life skills that should be the goal of any school: conscious control, engagement, collaboration, empowerment, efficacy, and leadership. She also offers a variety of examples, activities, and structures fit for every grade level and subject area. With the book’s practical strategies and tools, you will be inspired, armed, and ready to establish a clear framework for building executive function in all your students.

2008 Spring Autisim Asperger Publishing Company

Build It, Make It, Do It, Play It! Subject Access to the Best How-To Guides for Children and Teens

A valuable, one-stop guide to collection development and finding ideal subject-specific activities and projects for children and teens. For busy librarians and educators, finding instructions for projects, activities, sports, and games that children and teens will find interesting is a constant challenge. This guide is a time-saving, one-stop resource for locating this type of information—one that also serves as a valuable collection development tool that identifies the best among thousands of choices, and can be used for program planning, reference and readers' advisory, and curriculum support. Build It, Make It, Do It, Play It! identifies hundreds of books that provide step-by-step instructions for creating arts and crafts, building objects, finding ways to help the disadvantaged, or engaging in other activities ranging from gardening to playing games and sports. Organized by broad subject areas—arts and crafts, recreation and sports (including indoor activities and games), and so forth—the entries are further logically organized by specific subject, ensuring quick and easy use. Provides an excellent resource for libraries considering creating makerspaces Helps educators locate instructions for entertaining and educational program and curricular activities that range from cooking and e-drawing to performing magic tricks, solving puzzles, mask-making, and outdoor games Utilizes a subject heading organization and indexes multi-topic titles by chapter for ease of use Supplies plans targeted for distinct age ranges: lower elementary (K–3rd grade), elementary (3rd–6th grade), middle school (6th–9th grade), and high school (9th grade and above) Includes an appendix containing additional online sources of information that augment the book's content

Super Skill Powers, Grade 1

Support skill building at home by offering a unique approach to learning. Super Skill Powers for grade 1 offers fun and engaging math and language arts practice with addition, subtraction, time, measurement, 2-D and 3-D shapes, consonants, vowels, parts of speech, sentences, spelling, and more. Super Skill Powers for grade 1 provides children with an interactive format for learning math, reading, and language arts skills. With this series, your child can deepen understanding of key concepts while being motivated by a creative learning process. Super Skill Powers for grade 1 uses a combination of assessments and rewards to help your child become a super student! The Super Skill Powers series offers motivation for learning by using a unique, interactive format for math and language arts practice. Each book features assessments for monitoring progress and opportunities for children to earn rewards for mastering specific skills. The reward stickers are in the form of capes, masks, clothing, and shields so that children can build their own superheroes. Upon completion of the workbooks, children will have learned enough to be part of the superhero team!

Super Skill Powers, Grade 2

Support skill building at home by offering a unique approach to learning. Super Skill Powers for grade 2 offers fun and engaging math and language arts practice with addition, subtraction, time, money, measurement, shapes, fractions, sentences, vocabulary, spelling, punctuation, and more. Super Skill Powers for grade 2 provides children with an interactive format for learning math, reading, and language arts skills. With this series, your child can deepen understanding of key concepts while being motivated by a creative learning process. Super Skill Powers for grade 2 uses a combination of assessments and rewards to help your child become a super student! The Super Skill Powers series offers motivation for learning by using a unique, interactive format for math and language arts practice. Each book features assessments for monitoring progress and opportunities for children to earn rewards for mastering specific skills. The reward stickers are in the form of capes, masks, clothing, and shields so that children can build their own superheroes. Upon completion of the workbooks, children will have learned enough to be part of the superhero team!

Super Skill Powers, Grade K

Support skill building at home by offering a unique approach to learning. Super Skill Powers for kindergarten offers fun and engaging math and language arts practice with addition, subtraction, place value, sorting, shapes, measurement, capitalization, punctuation, vocabulary, and more. Super Skill Powers for kindergarten provides children with an interactive format for learning math, reading, and language arts skills. With this series, your child can deepen understanding of key concepts while being motivated by a creative learning process. Super Skill Powers for kindergarten uses a combination of assessments and rewards to help your child become a super student! The Super Skill Powers series offers motivation for learning by using a unique, interactive format for math and language arts practice. Each book features assessments for monitoring progress and opportunities for children to earn rewards for mastering specific skills. The reward stickers are in the form of capes, masks, clothing, and shields so that children can build their own superheroes. Upon completion of the workbooks, children will have learned enough to be part of the superhero team!

The Meritocracy Trap

'This book flips your world upside down. Daniel Markovits argues that meritocracy isn't a virtuous, efficient system that rewards the best and brightest. Instead it rewards middle-class families who can afford huge investments in their children's education ... Frightening, eye-opening stuff' The Times, Books of the Year Even in the midst of runaway economic inequality and dangerous social division, it remains an axiom of modern life that meritocracy reigns supreme and promises to open opportunity to all. The idea that reward should follow ability and effort is so entrenched in our psyche that, even as society divides itself at almost every turn, all sides can be heard repeating meritocratic notions. Meritocracy cuts to the heart of who we think we are. But what if, both up and down the social ladder, meritocracy is a sham? Today, meritocracy has become exactly what it was conceived to resist: a mechanism for the concentration and dynastic transmission of wealth and privilege across generations. Upward mobility has become a fantasy, and the embattled middle classes are now more likely to sink into the working poor than to rise into the professional elite. At the same time, meritocracy now ensnares even those who manage to claw their way to the top, requiring rich adults to work with crushing intensity, exploiting their expensive educations in order to extract a return. All this is not the result of deviations or retreats from meritocracy but rather stems directly from meritocracy's successes. This is the radical argument that The Meritocracy Trap prosecutes with rare force, comprehensive research, and devastating persuasion. Daniel Markovits, a law professor trained in philosophy and economics, is better placed than most to puncture one of the dominant ideas of our age. Having spent his life at elite universities, he knows from the inside the corrosive system we are trapped within, as well as how we can take the first steps towards a world that might afford us both prosperity and dignity.

Talent, Competitiveness and Migration

As the global economic crisis ripples across the financial, political and social landscape, it is leaving its mark on international migration. The recession, hailed as the worst since the Great Depression, is impacting the scope and pace of international migration and its effects could deepen should the world economy worsen. Governments, businesses and individuals have all felt the damaging consequences of the global downturn, which has shaken confidence in established institutions. The crisis is driving some policymakers and analysts in Europe and North America to re-think their assumptions about labor migration. Yet while policymakers face exceptionally strong popular and political outcry to protect jobs at home, they face mid-term demographic challenges. These two opposing policy pressures require responses that will not only help ease the current economic crisis, but will also secure the long-term prosperity of these regions. This book reflects the effort of the Transatlantic Council on Migration to map how profound demographic change is likely to affect the size and character of global migration flows; and how governments can shape immigration policy in a world increasingly attuned to the hunt for talent. This volume is the second major product of the Council. The Council was launched in 2008 as a new initiative of the Migration Policy Institute (MPI) in Washington, DC. The Bertelsmann Stiftung and the European Policy Centre are the Council's policy partners.

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Visual Support for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders

Combining their years of experience working with individuals on the autism spectrum, both here and around the world, authors Vera Bernard-Opitz and Anne Häußler bring teachers and other professionals practical ideas and teaching methods for offering visual supports to students with autism spectrum disorders and other visual learners. With hundreds of colorful illustrations and step-by-step directions, this book lays the foundation for how to structure teaching environments, as well as offers countless examples of activities for students, ranging from basic skills, to reading and math, to social behavior.