Yardsticks: Children in the Classroom Ages 4-14

Yardsticks: Children in the Classroom Ages 4-14By Chip Wood
Available from Amazon.com

In an easy-to-read format, Yardsticks helps you understand the characteristics and concerns of children at each age from 4-14.

Why are six-year-olds exuberant and seven-year-olds perfectionists?  How should a teacher cope with a third grader’s boundless enthusiasm and limited attention span?  How do parents help thirteen-year-olds build self confidence and personal identity?

Yardsticks is one of the most helpful teaching books I own.  I refer to it often—especially if I am teaching a new grade level.  Children face different concerns at different ages, and Yardsticks helps the adults in their lives guide them.

Yardsticks doesn’t give you a perfect description of every child at every age: it’s a yardstick.  A general measure that is helpful in looking at the personality of your class as a whole.

I recommend Yardsticks for parents, teachers, counselors, social workers, and education majors.

I also recommend Yardsticks to children’s book writers.  Yardsticks will help you identify typical personality traits and characteristics for your characters.  Your story will be more authentic when you anchor school scenes with the truths you learned from Yardsticks.

Posted in Book Reviews,Classroom Management,Tips for Teachers by Corey Green @ Jun 24, 2010

 

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