Congratulations, Graduate . . . Now What?

When graduation is over and all the celebrating ends, the big question is this: Now what? While some people have it all figured out, what happens when life doesn’t unfold as you planned? How do you turn things around to obtain the life you really wanted? And if you have no plans, where do you begin? It can all be overwhelming.

<i>Congratulations, Graduate . . . Now What?</i> offers that needed help along with a good deal of encouragement. Providing real-life scenarios, this book supplies concrete steps to determine the best course for your life. Reflection questions at the end of each chapter enable you to apply the chapter’s suggestions to your own life, personalizing it to help you form an individualized plan of action. In the end, you’ll know exactly what to do with your life as well as ways to get back on track when you make a decision that doesn’t work out. Perhaps the best part of all is that the book helps you to discover what fulfills you in life along with ways to make peace with yourself and with God.

Congratulations, graduate! Whether you graduated recently or quite a while ago, now you have the help you need to figure out your future and to create the life you’ve always wanted.

 

The Social Studies Helper

With the current focus on standardized exams, it can be a challenge to keep secondary students engaged and motivated. The Social Studies Helper meets that challenge with creative assignments that spark student interest while simultaneously building skills students need for standardized exams. Offering step-by-step procedures, this standards-based resource easily integrates technology with social studies content while enhancing lessons teachers already have.

Based on the upper levels of Bloom’s taxonomy, this book covers each of the traditionally required social studies courses and a few electives. Each assignment is labeled to indicate whether it’s for groups or individual, and also to indicate whether the assignment is motivating, which begins a lesson or unit; building, which links concepts; or culminating, which enables teachers to assess learning outcomes. Student handouts and rubrics are included as well.

With activities and projects ready for use, creating them need no longer be on teachers’ “to do” lists!

 

Can I Be in Your Class?

When a student asks, “Can I be in your class?” it’s one of the highest compliments a teacher can receive. It often means the student has heard good things about the learning that takes place in that teacher’s classroom and wants to be part of it. Other times, it means the student simply wants to escape the boredom of his current class. Either way, that student is looking for an engaging and relevant learning experience. They’ve figured out that education is supposed to be fun. Why else would anyone be interested in it?

That’s why <i>Can I Be in Your Class?</i> focuses on ways to engage students’ minds, to make learning fun and relevant to them, to reform education while transforming the way students view learning. Equally important, these tips and techniques augment student achievement as well.

Each chapter highlights a different educational area and opens with an anecdote to illustrate that point. A worksheet of self-assessment exercises concludes each chapter, guiding teachers to individualize the suggested improvements and implement them in their classrooms.

Designed to support both the novice and veteran educator, the best practices offered in this book help teachers to make education a dynamic experience that addresses the whole child and boosts academic progress. In short, this book makes education fun. As a result, more students will ask, “Can I be in your class?”