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Engendering #BlackGirlJoy - How to Cultivate Empowered Identities and Educational Persistence in Struggling Schools (Hardcover,... Engendering #BlackGirlJoy - How to Cultivate Empowered Identities and Educational Persistence in Struggling Schools (Hardcover, New edition)
Monique Lane
R1,862 Discovery Miles 18 620 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

We are living in historic times and negotiating multiple national crises. The confluence of the COVID-19 pandemic and unrelenting state-sanctioned murders of Black people has disproportionately impacted our women and girls at the intersections of employment, citizenship, housing, healthcare, and motherhood statuses. As many individuals rally for liberation on the frontlines, how might educational institutions intervene as sources of respite and reparation? Historically, racialized sexism in U.S. schools has manifested uniquely for Black girl-identified adolescents (including cisgender, queer, and transgender youth). These learners face heightened exposure to malicious discourses and exclusionary disciplinary policies. Engendering #BlackGirlJoy identifies the teaching practices that equip young Black women to locate, analyze, heal from, and ultimately thrive through the suffering they face inside and outside of schools. The book is rooted in the author's experience as a South Los Angeles high school teacher working at her alma mater, trying to cultivate the life-affirming education that she desired as a child. Centering her students' perspectives, Monique Lane outlines a Black feminist pedagogical framework that inspired bountiful #BlackGirlJoy in one embattled public school. This text is a heartfelt offering to educators committed to taking courageous and innovative action-in solidarity with Black girl learners-toward the betterment of their lives!

The Seven Checkpoints Student Journal (Paperback, Original): Andy Stanley, Stuart Hall The Seven Checkpoints Student Journal (Paperback, Original)
Andy Stanley, Stuart Hall
R347 Discovery Miles 3 470 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Practical "you-can-do-it" steps help teens live out and grow in their faith. Stanley draws from his years of successful youth ministry to create a work that will have eternal impact.

Supporting Transgender Students - Understanding Gender Identity and Reshaping School Culture (Paperback): Alex Myers Supporting Transgender Students - Understanding Gender Identity and Reshaping School Culture (Paperback)
Alex Myers
R419 R362 Discovery Miles 3 620 Save R57 (14%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Exploring Leadership - For College Students Who Want to Make a Difference (Paperback, 3rd Edition): Susan R. Komives, Nance... Exploring Leadership - For College Students Who Want to Make a Difference (Paperback, 3rd Edition)
Susan R. Komives, Nance Lucas, Timothy R. McMahon
R1,258 Discovery Miles 12 580 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Note from the publisher: Each copy of Exploring Leadership, Third Edition comes with an access code so students can take the Clifton StrengthsFinder, a 30-minute online assessment which has helped more than eight million people around the world discover their talents. After they take the self-assessment, they'll receive a customized report that lists their top five talent themes, along with action items for development and suggestions about how they can use their talents to achieve academic, career, and personal success. In the book, the authors discuss the importance of understanding oneself, and how using the StrengthsFinder assessment will help one do so. (E-book customers must prove they have purchased the book to obtain their StrengthsFinder access code from Wiley Customer Service. If you rent or purchase a used book, the access code may have been redeemed previously and will no longer work.) This third edition is a thoroughly revised and updated version of the bestselling text for undergraduate leadership courses. This book is designed for college students to help them understand that they are capable of being effective leaders and guide them in developing their leadership potential. The Relational Leadership Model (RLM) continues as the major focus in this edition, and the book includes stronger connections between the RLM dimensions and related concepts, as well as visual applications of the model. The third edition includes new student vignettes that demonstrate how the major concepts and theories can be applied. It also contains new material on social justice, conflict management, positive psychology, appreciative inquiry, emotional intelligence, and new self-assessment and reflection questionnaires. For those focused on the practice of leadership development, the third edition is part of a complete set that includes a Student Workbook, a Facilitation and Activity Guide for educators, and free downloadable instructional PowerPoint(R) slides. The Workbook is a student-focused companion to the book and the Facilitation and Activity Guide is designed for use by program leaders and educators.

First-Generation College Students - Understanding and Improving the Experience from Recruitment to Commencement (Hardcover):... First-Generation College Students - Understanding and Improving the Experience from Recruitment to Commencement (Hardcover)
Lee Ward, Michael J Siegel, Zebulun Davenport
R866 R325 Discovery Miles 3 250 Save R541 (62%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

As more and more of the college-going population is made up of those who are the first in their families to attend college, institutions need to find ways to help these students succeed if they expect to maintain enrollments. This groundbreaking resource explores the challenges and barriers to first-generation students and offers a wealth of helpful recommendations for helping these students succeed in their academic careers. This book helps leaders in academic and student affairs to understand these special challenges and how best to meet them.

Dos and Don'ts of Completing the Ed.D. Dissertation (Hardcover): Jan P. Hammond, Paula E. Lester Dos and Don'ts of Completing the Ed.D. Dissertation (Hardcover)
Jan P. Hammond, Paula E. Lester
R887 Discovery Miles 8 870 Pre-order

This book covers the basics from A-Z needed to complete the dissertation for the EdD degree. It is meant to supplement your doctoral courses and other resources, such as in-depth educational texts and software relating to research and statistics. The answers are now at your fingertips.Doctoral faculty and chairs of dissertation committees are going to appreciate having this resource to minimize the number of times they have to repeat the same information to their students. Those that are chairs for the first time will appreciate the ease in locating what is needed to advise doctoral students through the dissertation process.

The Smartest Kids in the World - And How They Got That Way (Paperback): Amanda Ripley The Smartest Kids in the World - And How They Got That Way (Paperback)
Amanda Ripley
R315 R205 Discovery Miles 2 050 Save R110 (35%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

America has long compared its students to top-performing kids of other nations. But how do the world's education superpowers look through the eyes of an American high school student? Author Amanda Ripley follows three teenagers who chose to spend one school year living and learning in Finland, South Korea, and Poland. Through their adventures, Ripley discovers startling truths about how attitudes, parenting, and rigorous teaching have revolutionized these countries' education results. In The Smartest Kids in the World, Ripley's astonishing new insights reveal that top-performing countries have achieved greatness only in the past several decades; that the kids who live there are learning to think for themselves, partly through failing early and often; and that persistence, hard work, and resilience matter more to our children's life chances than self-esteem or sports. Ripley's investigative work seamlessly weaves narrative and research, providing in-depth analysis and gripping details that will keep you turning the pages. Written in a clear and engaging style, The Smartest Kids in the World will enliven public as well as dinner table debates over what makes for brighter and better students.

The Innocent Classroom - Dismantling Racial Bias to Support Students of Color (Paperback): Alexs Pate The Innocent Classroom - Dismantling Racial Bias to Support Students of Color (Paperback)
Alexs Pate
R504 R416 Discovery Miles 4 160 Save R88 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

When children of color enter their classrooms each year, many often encounter low expectations, disconnection, and other barriers to their success. In The Innocent Classroom, Alexs Pate traces the roots of these disparities to pervasive negative stereotypes, which children are made aware of before they even walk through the school door. The cumulative weight of these stereotypes eventually takes shape as guilt, which inhibits students' engagement, learning, and relationships and hurts their prospects for the future. If guilt is the primary barrier for children of color in the classroom, then the solution, according to Pate, is to create an Innocent Classroom that neutralizes students' guilt and restores their innocence. To do so, readers will embark on a relationship ""construction project"" in which they will deepen their understanding of how children of color are burdened with guilt; discover students' ""good,"" or the motivation behind their behaviors, and develop strategic responses to that good; and nurture, protect, and advocate for students' innocence. Ultimately, students will reclaim their innocence and begin to make choices that will lead to their success. Teachers will renew their commitment to their students. And the current ineffective system can give way to one that reflects a more enlightened understanding of who our children are-and what they are capable of.

Ambitious and Anxious - How Chinese College Students Succeed and Struggle in American Higher Education (Hardcover): Yingyi Ma Ambitious and Anxious - How Chinese College Students Succeed and Struggle in American Higher Education (Hardcover)
Yingyi Ma
R614 Discovery Miles 6 140 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Over the past decade, a wave of Chinese international undergraduate students-mostly self-funded-has swept across American higher education. From 2005 to 2015, undergraduate enrollment from China rose from under 10,000 to over 135,000. This privileged yet diverse group of young people from a changing China must navigate the complications and confusions of their formative years while bridging the two most powerful countries in the world. How do these students come to study in the United States? What does this experience mean to them? What does American higher education need to know and do in order to continue attracting these students and to provide sufficient support for them? In Ambitious and Anxious, the sociologist Yingyi Ma offers a multifaceted analysis of this new wave of Chinese students based on research in both Chinese high schools and American higher-education institutions. Ma argues that these students' experiences embody the duality of ambition and anxiety that arises from transformative social changes in China. These students and their families have the ambition to navigate two very different educational systems and societies. Yet the intricacy and pressure of these systems generate a great deal of anxiety, from applying to colleges before arriving, to studying and socializing on campus, and to looking ahead upon graduation. Ambitious and Anxious also considers policy implications for American colleges and universities, including recruitment, student experiences, faculty support, and career services.

Advising Student Groups and Organizations (Paperback, 2nd Edition): Norbert W. Dunkel, John H. Schuh, Nancy E. Chrystal-Green Advising Student Groups and Organizations (Paperback, 2nd Edition)
Norbert W. Dunkel, John H. Schuh, Nancy E. Chrystal-Green
R960 Discovery Miles 9 600 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The only manual for faculty and staff who work directly with student organizations Advising Student Groups and Organizations is a one-of-a-kind book that equips faculty members and administrators to competently and confidently serve as advisers to clubs and other student groups. The second edition is here to help colleges and universities keep up with the skyrocketing number of student groups and shifts in the legal landscape. New chapters on crucial topics, updated case studies, and a full suite of practical resources simplify the process of navigating student organizations. With Advising Student Groups and Organizations, educators can turn the chore of advising into a rewarding activity that benefits everyone. Challenges like student apathy, university politics, and budgetary restrictions can be overcome with the ideas and activities presented here. And in this fully updated edition, new chapters contain everything you need to know about: * Advising fraternities and sororities * Navigating laws such as FERPA, Title IX, and the Clery Act * Working with online distance students and using social media as an advising tool * Conflict mediation and training student advisors You'll want to keep this guide handy so you can take advantage of tools like reflection questions, activities, checklists, and sample forms. Advising Student Groups and Organizations even covers the use of assessments such as True Colors and StrengthsFinder. Now you'll be able to cut through bureaucracy to make the student advising experience truly transformative.

Adolescent Realities - Engaging Students in SEL through Young Adult Literature (Hardcover): Judith A Hayn, Holly Sheppard Riesco Adolescent Realities - Engaging Students in SEL through Young Adult Literature (Hardcover)
Judith A Hayn, Holly Sheppard Riesco
R1,901 Discovery Miles 19 010 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Adolescent Realities: Engaging Students in SEL through Young Adult Literature offers a connection between young adult literatures and social and emotional learning. Students have many SEL needs, and this book focuses on exploring SEL through the experiences of characters in contemporary books published in the last few years. Each chapter offers a specific focus in SEL, a middle school and high school book for teens to read, and a guided plan that can be adapted to fit the needs of educators, counselors, and parents. A great tool for guiding teen book clubs or workshops, Adolescent Realities has the potential to make teens aware of how to apply SEL in their own lives.

The Student Leadership Challenge - Five Practices for Becoming an Exemplary Leader (Paperback, 3rd Edition): James M. Kouzes,... The Student Leadership Challenge - Five Practices for Becoming an Exemplary Leader (Paperback, 3rd Edition)
James M. Kouzes, Barry Z. Posner 1
R752 R406 Discovery Miles 4 060 Save R346 (46%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

Real-world leadership training for real-world students The Student Leadership Challenge tailors one of the world's most respected leadership models to students' unique needs, and provides a proven pathway to success. Based on The Five Practices of Exemplary Leadership, this book merges solid research with personal stories from real-world student leaders to help students develop the critical skills they need to lead both now and after graduation. Useful from high school to graduate school and beyond, these lessons are reinforced by reflective and critical thinking activities to help students internalize important concepts while honestly assessing their own practices. Updated and expanded, this new third edition includes four extra chapters to allow deeper investigation, while broader, deeper, and more vivid examples from real-life students illustrate what student leadership looks like around the world. New discussion delves into the research behind the model, as well as the usefulness of leadership in the transition to post-graduate life. What does leadership mean to you? Although it may be difficult to put into words, we all know it when we see it. Effective leaders tend to exhibit a specific set of traits, possess certain skills, and practice particular habits. This book helps you hone your natural talents and shape your path to success as the leader you want to become. Learn The Five Practices of Leadership, and how they help you succeed beyond school Discover how students around the world are exhibiting the best in modern leadership Practice critical leadership techniques and engage in thought-provoking discussion Assess your own potential with the Student Leadership Practices Inventory Great leadership is more important than ever before, and students are in a prime position to develop these critical skills. The Student Leadership Challenge provides a comprehensive framework with real-world application to help students become their very best.

American Hookup - The New Culture of Sex on Campus (Paperback): Lisa Wade American Hookup - The New Culture of Sex on Campus (Paperback)
Lisa Wade
R334 R284 Discovery Miles 2 840 Save R50 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

The hookup is now part of college life. Yet the drunken encounter we always hear about tells only a fraction of the story. Lisa Wade offers the definitive account of this new sexual culture and demonstrates that the truth is both more heartening and disturbing than we thought. Offering invaluable insights for parents, educators and students, Wade situates hookup culture within the history of sexuality, the evolution of higher education and the unfinished feminist revolution. Using new research, she maps out a challenging emotional landscape marked by unequal pleasures, competition for status and sexual violence. Accessible and open-minded, compassionate and honest, American Hookup explains where we are and how we got there, asking where we go from here.

Depression at University (Paperback): Dominique Thompson Depression at University (Paperback)
Dominique Thompson 1
R179 R111 Discovery Miles 1 110 Save R68 (38%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This illustrated pocket book offers advice, practical tips, and useful exercises for students to combat low moods and depression at university. Written by the award-winning student mental health specialist, Dr Dominique Thompson, this easy-to-read guide will ensure that students have all the tools they need to understand the sources of their depression and take steps to reclaim their life from its debilitating effects. Although plenty of people talk about depression, there are still a lot of misconceptions about it. This book will clearly explore what depression is, and investigate the ways in which it can affect anyone. With extracts from students' own accounts about their depression, and how they learned to manage it, and lots of practical, easy-to-follow examples and exercises, the book will help readers understand their depression, so they can deal with it in the right way for them. Above all, this book will help readers gain real power over their depression so that they can enjoy the full university experience on their terms.

Teaching Mindfulness to Empower Adolescents (Paperback): Matthew Brensilver, Joanna Hardy, Oren Jay Sofer Teaching Mindfulness to Empower Adolescents (Paperback)
Matthew Brensilver, Joanna Hardy, Oren Jay Sofer
R497 Discovery Miles 4 970 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Matthew Brensilver, JoAnna Hardy and Oren Jay Sofer provide a powerful guide to help teachers master the essential competencies needed to successfully share mindfulness practices with teens and adolescents. Incorporating anecdotes from actual teaching, they blend the latest scientific research with innovative, original techniques for making the practices accessible and interesting to this age group. This text is an indispensable handbook for mindfulness instruction in its own right, and a robust companion volume for teachers using The Mindful Schools Curriculum for Adolescents.

Resourcefulness at University (Paperback): Dominique Thompson Resourcefulness at University (Paperback)
Dominique Thompson 1
R179 R111 Discovery Miles 1 110 Save R68 (38%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This illustrated pocket book offers advice and practical tips for students to help build their resourcefulness at university. It acknowledges the huge, emotional shift that occurs when a student goes to university, as well as offering advice and strategies to deal with situations that may be academically and/or personally challenging. The book outlines some of the reasons why it is particularly difficult for 18-24-year-olds to deal with the upheaval of starting university, but goes on to offer evidence-based approaches to help manage the transition. With insightful material from students who describe the unique pressures they experienced at university - and how they dealt with them - this is a very practical book in which readers will learn ways to develop life strategies and grow as a result of their experiences. This easy-to-read guide will ensure that readers have all the tools they need to build on their resourcefulness, equipping them for life at university and beyond.

British Student Activism in the Long Sixties (Hardcover): Caroline Hoefferle British Student Activism in the Long Sixties (Hardcover)
Caroline Hoefferle
R3,208 Discovery Miles 32 080 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Based on empirical evidence derived from university and national archives across the country and interviews with participants, British Student Activism in the Long Sixties reconstructs the world of university students in the 1960s and 1970s. Student accounts are placed within the context of a wide variety of primary and secondary sources from across Britain and the world, making this project the first book-length history of the British student movement to employ literary and theoretical frameworks which differentiate it from most other histories of student activism to date.

Globalization, especially of mass communications, made British students aware of global problems such as the threat of nuclear weapons, the Vietnam War, racism, sexism and injustice. British students applied these global ideas to their own unique circumstances, using their intellectual traditions and political theories which resulted in unique outcomes. British student activists effectively gained support from students, staff, and workers for their struggle for student s rights to unionize, freely assemble and speak, and participate in university decision-making. Their campaigns effectively raised public awareness of these issues and contributed to significant national decisions in many considerable areas.

Understanding Undergraduates - Challenging our preconceptions of student success (Hardcover): Celia Popovic, David A. Green Understanding Undergraduates - Challenging our preconceptions of student success (Hardcover)
Celia Popovic, David A. Green
R2,692 Discovery Miles 26 920 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Most university teachers have ideas about the typical good or not-so-good student in their classes, but rarely do they share these thoughts with others. By keeping quiet about the preconceptions or stereotypes they harbour, teachers put themselves at risk of missing key evidence to help them revise their beliefs; more importantly, they may fail to notice students in real need of their support and encouragement.

In this unique work, the authors explore UK and US university teachers beliefs about their students performance and reveal which beliefs are well-founded, which are mistaken, which mask other underlying factors, and what they can do about them. So is it true, for instance, that British Asian students find medicine more difficult than their white counterparts, or that American students with sports scholarships take their studies less seriously? Is it the case that students who sit at the front of the lecture hall get better grades than those who sit at the back?

By comparing students demographic data and their actual performance with their teachers expectations, the authors expose a complex picture of multiple factors affecting performance. They also contrast students comments about their own study habits with their views on what makes a good learner. For each preconception, they offer clear advice on how university teachers can redesign their courses, introduce new activities and assignments and communicate effective learning strategies that students will be able to put into practice. Finally, the authors explore the ramifications of teachers beliefs and suggest actions that can be taken at the level of the institution, department or programme and in educational development events, designed to level the playing field so that students have a more equitable chance of success.

Ideal for both educational developers and university teachers, this book:

  • reveals general tendencies and findings that will inform developers own work with university teachers,
  • provides practical guidance and solutions for university teachers to be able to identify and address students actual rather than assumed needs,
  • explores means of addressing and challenging people 's natural tendency to rely on preconceived ideas and stereotypes, and
  • explains an action research method that educational developers can use on their own campuses to unravel some of the local preconceptions that may be hampering student success.
Inside the Secondary Classroom (Hardcover): Sara Delamont, Maurice Galton Inside the Secondary Classroom (Hardcover)
Sara Delamont, Maurice Galton
R3,832 Discovery Miles 38 320 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Focusing on pupils moving from primary to middle or secondary school, it describes and evaluates the schools programmes to ease transfer, and includes material provided by the pupils themselves. The main body of the book is a rich and detailed account of the first months of life in new secondary schools, where the pleasures and perils of new friends, new teachers and new subjects, and a new approach to teaching are encountered. The book conveys vividly how pupils experience a new environment, and meet its dangers, rules and regulations, timetable, complex groupings and ideology.

Inside the Secondary Classroom was the first comparative ethnography of school life in Britain, carried out in six schools. It reveals surprising similarities and differences between them.The cases studied range from highly successful pupils with nine O levels to others with severe social and personal problems.

Educational Experiences of Hidden Homeless Teenagers - Living Doubled-Up (Paperback): Ronald E. Hallett Educational Experiences of Hidden Homeless Teenagers - Living Doubled-Up (Paperback)
Ronald E. Hallett
R1,137 Discovery Miles 11 370 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Homeless youth face countless barriers that limit their ability to complete a high school diploma and transition to postsecondary education. Their experiences vary widely based on family, access to social services, and where they live. More than half of the 1.5 million homeless youth in America are in fact living "doubled-up," staying with family or friends because of economic hardship and often on the brink of full-on homelessness.

Educational Experiences of Hidden Homeless Teenagers investigates the effects of these living situations on educational participation and higher education access. First-hand data from interviews, observations, and document analysis shed light on the experience of four doubled-up adolescents and their families. The author demonstrates how complex these residential situations are, while also identifying aspects of living doubled-up that encourage educational success. The findings of this powerful book will give students, researchers, and policymakers an invaluable look at how this understudied segment of the adolescent population navigates their education.

Boys Don't Try? Rethinking Masculinity in Schools (Paperback): Matt Pinkett, Mark Roberts Boys Don't Try? Rethinking Masculinity in Schools (Paperback)
Matt Pinkett, Mark Roberts
R491 Discovery Miles 4 910 Ships in 10 - 20 working days

There is a significant problem in our schools: too many boys are struggling. The list of things to concern teachers is long. Disappointing academic results, a lack of interest in studying, higher exclusion rates, increasing mental health issues, sexist attitudes, an inability to express emotions.... Traditional ideas about masculinity are having a negative impact, not only on males, but females too. In this ground-breaking book, Matt Pinkett and Mark Roberts argue that schools must rethink their efforts to get boys back on track. Boys Don't Try? examines the research around key topics such as anxiety and achievement, behaviour and bullying, schoolwork and self-esteem. It encourages the reader to reflect on how they define masculinity and consider what we want for boys in our schools. Offering practical quick wins, as well as long-term strategies to help boys become happier and achieve greater academic success, the book: offers ways to avoid problematic behaviour by boys and tips to help teachers address poor behaviour when it happens highlights key areas of pastoral care that need to be recognised by schools exposes how popular approaches to "engaging" boys are actually misguided and damaging details how issues like disadvantage, relationships, violence, peer pressure, and pornography affect boys' perceptions of masculinity and how teachers can challenge these. With an easy-to-navigate three-part structure for each chapter, setting out the stories, key research, and practical solutions, this is essential reading for all classroom teachers and school leaders who are keen to ensure male students enjoy the same success as girls.

Unconscious Bias in Schools - A Developmental Approach to Exploring Race and Racism (Paperback, Revised Edition): Tracey A... Unconscious Bias in Schools - A Developmental Approach to Exploring Race and Racism (Paperback, Revised Edition)
Tracey A Benson, Sarah E Fiarman; Foreword by Glenn E Singleton
R747 Discovery Miles 7 470 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

In Unconscious Bias in Schools, two seasoned educators describe the phenomenon of unconscious racial bias and how it negatively affects the work of educators and students in schools. "Regardless of the amount of effort, time, and resources education leaders put into improving the academic achievement of students of color," the authors write, "if unconscious racial bias is overlooked, improvement efforts may never achieve their highest potential." In order to address this bias, the authors argue, educators must first be aware of the racialized context in which we live. Through personal anecdotes and real-life scenarios, Unconscious Bias in Schools provides education leaders with an essential roadmap for addressing these issues directly. The authors draw on the literature on change management, leadership, critical race theory, and racial identity development, as well as the growing research on unconscious bias in a variety of fields, to provide guidance for creating the conditions necessary to do this work-awareness, trust, and a "learner's stance." Benson and Fiarman also outline specific steps toward normalizing conversations about race; reducing the influence of bias on decision-making; building empathic relationships; and developing a system of accountability. All too often, conversations about race become mired in questions of attitude or intention. - "But I'm not a racist!" This book shows how information about unconscious bias can help shift conversations among educators to a more productive, collegial approach that has the potential to disrupt the patterns of perception that perpetuate racism and institutional injustice.

Attack of the Teenage Brain - Understanding and Supporting the Weird and Wonderful Adolescent Learner (Paperback): John Medina Attack of the Teenage Brain - Understanding and Supporting the Weird and Wonderful Adolescent Learner (Paperback)
John Medina
R619 R507 Discovery Miles 5 070 Save R112 (18%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Marvel at the neuroscientific reasons why smart teens make dumb decisions! Behold the mind-controlling power of executive function! Thrill to a vision of a better school for the teenage brain! Whether you're a parent interacting with one adolescent or a teacher interacting with many, you know teens can be hard to parent and even harder to teach. The eye-rolling, the moodiness, the wandering attention, the drama. It's not you, it's them. More specifically, it's their brains. In accessible language and with periodic references to Star Trek, motorcycle daredevils, and near-classic movies of the '80s, developmental molecular biologist John Medina, author of the New York Times best-seller Brain Rules, explores the neurological and evolutionary factors that drive teenage behavior and can affect both achievement and engagement. Then he proposes a research-supported counterattack: a bold redesign of educational practices and learning environments to deliberately develop teens' cognitive capacity to manage their emotions, plan, prioritize, and focus. Attack of the Teenage Brain! is an enlightening and entertaining read that will change the way you think about teen behavior and prompt you to consider how else parents, educators, and policymakers might collaborate to help our challenging, sometimes infuriating, often weird, and genuinely wonderful kids become more successful learners, in school and beyond.

Anxiety at University (Paperback): Dominique Thompson Anxiety at University (Paperback)
Dominique Thompson 1
R180 R112 Discovery Miles 1 120 Save R68 (38%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

This illustrated pocket book offers advice, practical tips, and useful exercises for students to recognise and manage anxiety at university. Written by the award-winning student mental health specialist, Dr Dominique Thompson, this easy-to-read guide will help readers understand where their anxiety comes from, and why it exists. Whatever the source of individuals' worries or phobias, this book will help readers understand their anxiety and help them develop the tools they need to handle it. With lots of real-life examples, Dominique shows how anxiety affects people differently - helping readers develop strategies that will be truly meaningful for their individual experience. Just as importantly, readers will learn about the kinds of unhelpful things that people try to do to deal with anxiety, which actually cause more harm than good. Above all, this book will help students navigate their life at university, without feeling like their anxieties are in charge of them.

Lighting Up - The Rise of Social Smoking on College Campuses (Paperback): Mimi Nichter Lighting Up - The Rise of Social Smoking on College Campuses (Paperback)
Mimi Nichter
R567 R406 Discovery Miles 4 060 Save R161 (28%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

While the past 40 years have seen significant declines in adult smoking, this is not the case among young adults, who have the highest prevalence of smoking of all other age groups. At a time when just about everyone knows that smoking is bad for you, why do so many college students smoke? Is it a short lived phase or do they continue throughout the college years? And what happens after college, when they enter the "real world"? Drawing on interviews and focus groups with hundreds of young adults, Lighting Up takes the reader into their everyday lives to explore social smoking. Mimi Nichter argues that we must understand more about the meaning of social and low level smoking to youth, the social contexts that cause them to take up (or not take up) the habit, and the way that smoking plays a large role in students' social lives. Nichter examines how smoking facilitates social interaction, helps young people express and explore their identity, and serves as a means for communicating emotional states. Most college students who smoked socially were confident that "this was no big deal." After all, they were "not really smokers" and they would only be smoking for a short time. But, as graduation neared, they expressed ambivalence or reluctance to quit. As many grads today step into an uncertain future, where the prospect of finding a good job in a timely manner is unlikely, their 20s may be a time of great stress and instability. For those who have come to depend on the comfort of cigarettes during college, this array of life stressors may make cutting back or quitting more difficult, despite one's intentions and understandings of the harms of tobacco. And emerging products on the market, like e-cigarettes, offer an opportunity to move from smoking to vaping. Lighting Up considers how smoking fits into the lives of young adults and how uncertain times may lead to uncertain smoking trajectories that reach into adulthood.

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