Hot Best Seller

What If Everybody Understood Child Development?: Straight Talk About Bettering Education and Children's Lives

Availability: Ready to download

After 35 years as an education consultant, Rae Pica knows the importance of understanding the natural course of child development. In this collection, she keeps kids front and center as she provides thought-provoking commentary and actionable insights on topics such as the Common Core, the self-esteem movement, and standardized testing. Sure to inspire discussion, this poc After 35 years as an education consultant, Rae Pica knows the importance of understanding the natural course of child development. In this collection, she keeps kids front and center as she provides thought-provoking commentary and actionable insights on topics such as the Common Core, the self-esteem movement, and standardized testing. Sure to inspire discussion, this pocket-size powerhouse of educational philosophy includes 29 short essays on topics critical to best practice in child development and education Opinions of experts supported by research and anecdotal evidence Real-life stories shared by teachers and parents References to related articles and interviews with experts


Compare

After 35 years as an education consultant, Rae Pica knows the importance of understanding the natural course of child development. In this collection, she keeps kids front and center as she provides thought-provoking commentary and actionable insights on topics such as the Common Core, the self-esteem movement, and standardized testing. Sure to inspire discussion, this poc After 35 years as an education consultant, Rae Pica knows the importance of understanding the natural course of child development. In this collection, she keeps kids front and center as she provides thought-provoking commentary and actionable insights on topics such as the Common Core, the self-esteem movement, and standardized testing. Sure to inspire discussion, this pocket-size powerhouse of educational philosophy includes 29 short essays on topics critical to best practice in child development and education Opinions of experts supported by research and anecdotal evidence Real-life stories shared by teachers and parents References to related articles and interviews with experts

30 review for What If Everybody Understood Child Development?: Straight Talk About Bettering Education and Children's Lives

  1. 5 out of 5

    Kelly Raines

    Must read for anyone working with or creating policy for children.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Renae

    Many people should read this. Especially people who have the power to fund quality programs for children birth through school age. The burden of what it costs to assure that all children have quality care and developmentally appropriate education should not come from their parents pocket book.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Chelsey

    I like a lot of the ideas in this book but the style/structure is a big turn-off for me. If you want to argue that science supports something, show me the science! Attribute your sources! I know trying to keep each essay to 1000 words is limiting, but you can't just say "one study showed that..." And expect me to roll with you. I like a lot of the ideas in this book but the style/structure is a big turn-off for me. If you want to argue that science supports something, show me the science! Attribute your sources! I know trying to keep each essay to 1000 words is limiting, but you can't just say "one study showed that..." And expect me to roll with you.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Lisa Moncur

    This is a great idea for a book with lots of interesting points and ideas. You could tell the author knew a lot about kids. However, this read more like a collection of opinion pieces in a newspaper or blog posts. I agreed with the author on most things but most of the things she was talking about were not backed up with legitimate sources. She quoted “BAM Radio Network” (I have no idea what that even is) in almost every chapter and even quoted emails people sent to her. Even when she said “the This is a great idea for a book with lots of interesting points and ideas. You could tell the author knew a lot about kids. However, this read more like a collection of opinion pieces in a newspaper or blog posts. I agreed with the author on most things but most of the things she was talking about were not backed up with legitimate sources. She quoted “BAM Radio Network” (I have no idea what that even is) in almost every chapter and even quoted emails people sent to her. Even when she said “the research suggests...” she wouldn’t provide which research she was talking about. I know they were short pieces, but still, it drove me crazy. It was hard to trust her as an author because it was all opinion backed by strange sources. That being said, it was an interesting read if you think about it more like talking to someone who has worked with kids and not as a book. I liked that it was short and sweet so it was a quick read.

  5. 5 out of 5

    Pamela Rowden

    This is a very informative book for all Educators as well as parents. The topics are very relevant to raising children in today's world. The author is very knowledgeable about the needs of children and how they relate to the individual child. If the government would require all national government officials who deal with education to read it, there would be more money spent on teacher's salaries and real educaiton instead of teaching to the test. This is a very informative book for all Educators as well as parents. The topics are very relevant to raising children in today's world. The author is very knowledgeable about the needs of children and how they relate to the individual child. If the government would require all national government officials who deal with education to read it, there would be more money spent on teacher's salaries and real educaiton instead of teaching to the test.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Sheri

    This book should be required reading for anyone in the field of early childhood as well as all parents. Rae Pica provides a wealth of information to help us all understand ages birth through 8. My only con to the book is I would have liked to see a bibliography with research cited for further exploration.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Shriram Narayanan

    Must read for Every parent and teacher, clearly states the dualism we face in the society - competition vs collaboration; active vs passive learning etc.,

  8. 5 out of 5

    Cymiki

    Halfway through and I am thinking that my children are lucky to have been smart students! Come see Rae speak at Arapahoe Libraries on October 15! In this day and age of getting ahead earlier and faster, this book brings a breath of fresh air. Why should we wait for children to learn to keyboard til 4th or 5th grade? Why is not having PE class a bad idea? Why is learning cursive handwriting still a good idea? Told in short articles, there is a lot of sensible information and websites for lots more Halfway through and I am thinking that my children are lucky to have been smart students! Come see Rae speak at Arapahoe Libraries on October 15! In this day and age of getting ahead earlier and faster, this book brings a breath of fresh air. Why should we wait for children to learn to keyboard til 4th or 5th grade? Why is not having PE class a bad idea? Why is learning cursive handwriting still a good idea? Told in short articles, there is a lot of sensible information and websites for lots more info. Recommended for parents and those involved in child development.

  9. 5 out of 5

    Angie Frederick

    everyone in ECE should read this...even if you think you already know and understand child development

  10. 5 out of 5

    Cheriecrosby

    Loved this book!! A must read!! Great discussion starter for important topics in ECE.

  11. 5 out of 5

    CrystalS

  12. 4 out of 5

    Tom Haggerty

  13. 4 out of 5

    Amber

  14. 5 out of 5

    Jules Noelle

  15. 4 out of 5

    ShariAnn

  16. 4 out of 5

    Kathrine Edwards

  17. 5 out of 5

    Ozy Frantz

  18. 4 out of 5

    Angie G

  19. 4 out of 5

    harry bradley-barnard

  20. 5 out of 5

    Rhonda

  21. 5 out of 5

    Joy

  22. 4 out of 5

    Veronica Harris

  23. 5 out of 5

    Rnevecenturytel.net

  24. 5 out of 5

    Mari

  25. 4 out of 5

    Cami Stoica

  26. 5 out of 5

    Jody Matey

  27. 4 out of 5

    Andrea Cleland

  28. 5 out of 5

    Julie Trinh

  29. 4 out of 5

    Ourania

  30. 5 out of 5

    Heidi

Add a review

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Loading...