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Educating America: 101 Strategies for Adult Assistants in K-8 Classrooms Paperback – June 6, 2011


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Tendril Press; Original edition (June 6, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0983158754
  • ISBN-13: 978-0983158752
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 8.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,532,563 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Educating  America: 101 Strategies for Adult Assistants in K-8 Classrooms is the best resource I've seen on this topic...One of the most remarkable things about this book is that its advice applies equally well to teachers, parents, volunteers, para-educators, and other classroom assistants.
                                Angela Watson, The Cornerstone, thecornerstoneforteachers.com

...This book provides the resources for effective training. I don't have to do all the thinking about what I should include. Paddy Eger has done it for me. She has honed in on those skills most necessary for improving students learning. I highly recommend this book!
                                      Marilyn Melville-Irvine, consultant

From the Author

Inviting adult assistants into classrooms is a great opportunity for teachers to expand their ability to reach more students more often. I know when I taught had and their help I felt as if each day's possibilities expanded. When they were not there our classroom felt as if an important part of the day held a void.

Not only do classroom assistants (paid as well as volunteers) provide support for teachers and students, they reinforce the idea that learning extends beyond the walls of the school. Their enthusiasm shows that we're never too old to learn something new, to work on skills or to share our expertise. Whether you are a gardner, astronaut, history buff, author, or stay-at-home parent, YOU have something important to share. We need and want your assistance

More About the Author

PADDY EGER is a veteran teacher from the Edmonds School District 15, Edmonds, Washington. She has participated in classrooms as a community volunteer, a parent volunteer, a parent trainer as well as a teacher in primary and intermediate grades. Her years in the Parent Cooperative Education Program (PCEP), as teacher and trainer created the foundation for this book. All practices, suggestions, and examples come from actual implementation by Paddy, parent helpers, and other adult assistants. Educating America has received several awards. Paddy continues to spread her passion of adding adults in classrooms through her blog (www.paddyeger.com on the Educating America section), speaking engagements and training volunteers.

PADDY EGER also writes fiction. Her award-winning debut novel, 84 Ribbons, shares the first year of a young dancer's career, complete with her success and obstacles. The book has a broad appeal beyond dancers and their families and effectively recreates the late 1950s. 84 Ribbons audience age range is 13 to 90. Follow Marta's first love, ballet plus her journey to adulthood. Read Paddy Eger's writing blog on her website: www.paddyeger.com and an additional blog related to Marta on Paddy's Goodreads site.

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Eger's book is a practical primer for teachers and volunteers.
Garlics
From starting the school day to progressing successfully to its conclusion, Educating America 101 is the book to rely upon.
Nancy Jo Jenkins
Every school needs to have a copy of this book in their professional library.
Barbara Shadduck

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Linda B. on October 8, 2012
Format: Paperback
Wow, I just learned that there is a desktop flip book to accompany the previously written classroom help book, "Educating America." This addition makes an already excellent aid for teachers and volunteers in our schools even better. Ms Eger's understanding of the support needed in classrooms is apparent in both of these publications. Her strategies and hands-on ideas in the flip book are one more tool I wish I had had managing volunteers and professional educational assistants when I started my teaching career.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Marilyn Melville-Irvine on July 13, 2011
Format: Paperback
This book is a godsend for those of us who know that the job of the classroom teacher is too big for any one person. We know that parents and other adults could be useful in the classroom, but often we often don't have the time/resources to do the training we need to. Parents are no longer satisfied with chaperoning and providing treats; they want to be involved in improving student learning.

This book provides the resources for effective training. As the classroom teacher, I don't have to do all the thinking about what I should include in training. Paddy Eger has done it for me through her years of training and utilizing adult volunteers in her classroom. She has honed in on those skills most necessary for improving student learning.

I highly recommend this book. I've used it myself and have found that the practical information helps parents and other adults feel more comfortable and be more effective. Teachers can use the book; para-educators can use it; parents can use it. All readers will find the book very reader-friendly and immediately applicable.
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By LRM on February 9, 2013
Format: Kindle Edition Verified Purchase
The part I most wanted to read is blurry when I read on my computer (the appendix) even though I've increased the font size and tried to zoom in. The rest of the book is clear. What a disappointment.
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Format: Paperback
Educating America, 101 Strategies for Adult Assistants in K-8 Classrooms
By Paddy Eger

All elementary school teachers need at least eight hands and two brains to cope with all they have to do in their classrooms. A classroom volunteer, whether a parent or a community person, can make a huge difference to that teacher and, most importantly, to the students.

Paddy Eger has been such a volunteer in the classroom for 15 years and knows what she is talking about in Educating America. This book is laid out in sensible sections such as Setting Expectations, Communicating Effectively, and Monitoring Student Progress.

Every PTA should have this book for its members who help in the classrooms, and every classroom teacher should have it too, to help them use their helpers wisely and well.

Reviewed by Katie Johnson
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By DKB on August 10, 2012
Format: Paperback
Easy read with practical easy to implement ideas. This is a great resource for volunteers as well as paid assistance in the classroom. Great reminders for all of us for questioning strategies, monitoring progress as well as how to use volunteers in our classrooms.
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By Catherine on June 23, 2012
Format: Paperback
Parents are eager and willing to work in classrooms, but they want to do meaningful tasks that truly help teachers and students. How to do this? This book is a step by-step guide for teachers and parents setting up a system wherein parents are working with students in a meaningful way, with a clearly efficient focus on learning that creates a way for the volunteer to work independently with students.
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