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Parents have more choice than ever before about how their children are educated. Steiner (or 'Waldorf') education is an increasingly popular option, with parents drawn to its focus on the development of individual children, rather than shoe-horning children into a one-size-fits-all system. But many parents still have questions about the Waldorf educational approach. This little book goes a long way towards addressing those questions. Covering all stages from kindergarten to primary school and the teenage years, these insightful essays from a range of American contributors explore issues of what young children really need, teaching morality and challenging disrespect, science and literacy and preparing children for the modern world. The book finishes with an interesting study of what Waldorf-educated children go on to do, including careers and college studies.
Provides prospective middle aged students with strategies and skills for a successful learning experience.
A complete, unfiltered university handbook, written by an actual student. * Not sure what to pack for university? * Confused about the difference between lectures, tutorials and seminars? * Want to make sure you don't poison yourself (or others) the first time you cook? * Nervous about Freshers' Week, or about feeling homesick? Jack Edwards has spent the last three years figuring it all out and is here to impart his wisdom to other potential freshers. From university applications to socials, this book is filled with helpful tips and tricks, real advice and fun anecdotes, and is perfect to turn to for any questions you have about university!
Lights...camera...action! This title provides detailed profiles of more than 80 jobs in this exciting field. College Majors and Careers, Sixth Edition offers straightforward advice for high school and college students exploring their career options. Providing invaluable advice on figuring out what to do with an English major or how to select a field of study, this straightforward guide covers more than 60 college majors linked to 350 different career paths. Each college major article includes Occupations, High School Subjects, Majors, Leisure-Time Activities, Personal Skills, Resources, and Values and Personal Attributes. These sections help readers identify their strengths and skills, as well as the activities, education, and training they can pursue to help them succeed in their field of study and their career.This new edition includes new questions in the 'Career-Related Questions and Answers' section, now reorganized into subcategories for easier browsing. All the major sections have been updated and revised, and a new 'Fact Box' feature cites key statistical information, such as the number of grads per year or average starting salaries for jobs with a specific major. An invaluable new section helps parents, professionals, and students learn how to best use the book. Majors covered include: Accounting; Business administration; Criminal justice; Computer science; English; History; Law; Physics; and, more.
Today more than one and a half million children are being taught at home by their own parents. In this expanded edition of the book that helped launch the whole movement, Pat Farenga has distilled John Holt's timeless understanding of the ways children come to understand the world and added up-to-the-moment practical advice. Rather than proposing that parents turn their homes into miniature schools, Holt and Farenga demonstrate how ordinary parents can help children grow as social, active learners. Chapters on living with children, serious play, children and work, and learning difficulties will be of interest to all parents, whether home schooling or not, as well as to teachers. This new edition is supplemented with financial and legal advice as well as a guide to cooperating with schools and facing the common objections to home schooling. Teach Your Own not only has all the vital information necessary to be the bible for parents teaching their own children, it also conveys John Holt's wise and passionate belief in every child's ability to learn from the world that has made his wonderful books into enduring classics.
Leaving home and starting a university course is one of the most exciting - and daunting - of life's experiences. This book offers a complete guide on how to manage, thrive and enjoy the transition from home to halls, from start to finish. Author James Thornhill takes the new student through every detail of each stage, from choosing a course to finding accommodation, and offers reassuring advice on every practical, emotional and financial process of the first few months.
An award-winning, step-by-step guide to college admissions that helps students through every aspect of the application process and gives them a proven approach to make their application stand out from the rest. Two expert college admissions consultants--a mother-daughter team--share their step-by-step, proven strategy for creating an application that stands out and gets you IN! College admissions has never been more stressful. Not only is admission ruthlessly competitive, with more and more qualified students applying each year, but the application process has become more confusing than ever before. Most parents and students feel anxious, overwhelmed, and confused by the choices and trade-offs. In! is based on the authors' 20+ years of experience working privately on boarding, college, and graduate school admissions with students from all over the world. While there is no shortage of college admissions guidebooks on the market, In! offers students and their parents a crucial element that none of the others do: a clear, step-by-step strategy that helps students not only compete academically with other qualified applicants but also develop a defining interest--in incremental, attainable steps--that distinguishes them from their peers and gives them an edge with college admissions officers. This strategy is summed up in a four-word phrase: be alike but spike. This means that the applicant must perform on par with other students applying to similar colleges, while also working to stand out from the pack--like a spike on a graph--in one area. (Ironically, it's often the well-rounded student, an ideal many applicants strive for, who gets rejected.) In! shows students how to create that distinction by identifying and layering their passion, showcasing their interest in many different ways and circumstances. Enlivened with instructive case studies as well as entertaining New Yorker cartoons, this book carefully guides students through the application process, showing them how to rise to the top of an applicant pool of thousands. And unlike most books about getting in, In!'s lessons do not end at college acceptance. Rather than viewing college admissions as a hurdle to be quickly and painlessly cleared, mother-daughter team Luterman and Bloom present it as an opportunity for students to mature, expand their horizons, and discover what makes them tick. Not only does this book get you in, it gives teenagers the tools and confidence they'll need for future success. Be Alike --How to optimize your GPA, standardized tests, extracurricular activities, and more. Spike --How to develop a unique area of distinction that makes you stand out from your peers. How to create a winning college application--including personal essays, activity chart, letters of recommendation, and more. How to choose the right college for YOU, and how to prepare to attend, and afford, your top-choice school.
There's a lot to think about if you're going on to higher education post-18, but don't worry - CGP's brilliant How to get into University guide makes it all much easier to handle! It's helpfully split up into manageable sections of information and advice about your options, financial support, finding and applying to courses, and what happens once your application has been sent off. There are write-in pages to keep track of all your course choices, open days and deadlines, plus activity pages to help you write a personal statement that'll stand out from the crowd. There's even information on applying for medical courses, Russell Group Universities (like Oxbridge), conservatoires and applying as an ex-student. To round things off, we've thrown in a free Online Edition that lets you read the entire book on a PC, Mac or tablet - just use the unique code printed inside the cover to gain access.
With thousands of courses to choose from, it can be difficult to know where to start when it comes to making university applications. HEAP University Degree Course Offers is the essential guide covering everything students need to know to research and prepare effectively, helping them choose and win a place on a course that's right for them. The 51st edition is fully revised and updated with new courses and admissions policies for 2021 entry. Now with degree apprenticeship listings, this is the only independent reference book listing such an extensive range of target offers for many degree subjects, and admissions details for all universities and colleges, offering a rich resource on every aspect of the application process.
Stand Out Get into a Dream School, written by a Stanford admissions insider, reveals the secrets that lead students to be admitted into the college of their dreams. Students and parents are flummoxed with the question of why one student with the same grades and test scores gets in while another does not. For the first time, a Stanford admissions insider, Rachel Collins, reveals the secrets that leads students to be admitted. In the five easy steps revealed in Stand Out Get into a Dream School, Rachel explains exactly what students need to do to ensure their success. The formula laid out in Stand Out Get into a Dream School provides students an easy path to admission while also providing parents ways in which to help make their child's dream a reality. Within its pages, parents learn how to help their child identify strategies, engage their child's passion, and help their child get admitted to at least one dream school. The college admissions landscape has changed, and Rachel Collins is here to help students and parents navigate it.