A European Life
"To those who think Europe matters, and even more so, to those who don’t”… Michael Tracy’s “Memoirs” recount his experiences from boyhood in wartime Scotland, through hi life in “public school” and university, to postings in various international organisations and a senior position within the European Union in Brussels; then to involvement in Russia and other Central/European countries in the 1990s. The book concludes with an assessment of current issues facing both the EU and Russia; also Britain in its relations with the EU. . . . . . Michael Tracy grew up in Scotland during the war of 193945. After gaining scholarships to Fettes College in Edinburgh, then to Cambridge University (studying Modern Languages, then Economics), he worked in international organisations and for ten years was a Director in the Council Secretariat of the European Union. He also pursued an academic career, writing on agricultural policy and economics and lecturing in various European universities, including Wye College in England and the College of Europe in Bruges. In Moscow in 1991 he witnessed at close quarters the collapse of the Soviet Union, and subsequently was involved in a new institute in St. Petersburg. Subsequently he had advisory and teaching roles in the countries of Central/Eastern Europe during their transition to market economies and accession to the European Union. His final chapter assesses the issues currently facing both the European Union and Russia. Taking the story up to May 2010, it discusses the prospects for the eurozone, and the implications of Britain’s new coalition government for Britain’s relations with the EU (a subject which he has followed from the outset in the late 1950s). This is not a history: it is a personal, lively and often humorous account of Michael Tracy’s experiences, in which personal contacts figure largely. Nor is it a tract for or against the European Union; on the other hand, it sheds a more human light on proceedings in “Brussels”. Graham Dalton of the University of Aberdeen admires the depth of knowledge at the heart of Michael Tracy’s memoir and concludes: “His thoughts on Europe are wellfounded, rounded and are to be taken seriously.” Michael Tracy has been President of the British Agricultural Economics Society and is an honorary member of the Académie d’Agriculture de France. His other main works are: Government and Agriculture in Western Europe, 18801988 (3rd edn. 1989); Food and Agriculture in a Market Economy – an introduction to theory, practice and policy (1993); and in retirement: The World of the Edwardian Child, as seen in Arthur Mee’s Children’s Encyclop?dia 19081910 (2008). c After retirement, Michael continues to live mainly in Belgium, where he and his wife have a “hobby farm” with pedigree sheep. He also spends time in an Andalucian mountain village. His main hobby in both places is as an amateur pianist, is making music with friends.
English Out There – Intermediate SS4
Self-study/student's English speaking course for adult/young adult beginners (CEFR A1) that utilises social learning and online social media such as Skype, QQ and Google Hangouts《English Out There’s SS》系列是具有街头智慧的一对一英语口语初学/入门/预中级/中级/中高级/高级课程，其对象为成人/青壮年（CEFR [插入]），利用社会化学习和在线社交媒体来成功的将英语作为第二语言进行教学。这种务实和有趣的学习方法使得学生可以在智能手机上用Skype、QQ、谷歌视频群聊和Facebook来练习英语。《OO》系列是虚拟学习环境（VLE）的教师资源指南，它为一些简单的方法列出提纲来教孩子如何通过利用社交媒体对其的吸引力学习英语。EOT是一种行之有效的英语教学方法！English Out ThereのSSシリーズは、都会で生きていくために役立つ一対一の英語スピーキングコースで、第二言語としての英語を効果的に教授するために社会的学習およびオンラインのソーシャルメディアを使用した、成人／若者（CEFR A1-C2）向けの初心者／初級／初中級／中級／中上級／上級コースです。実用的で楽しいこの学習方法では、生徒がスマートフォンでスカイプやQQ、Google ハングアウト、フェイスブックを使って英語を練習します。OOシリーズは、ソーシャルメディアの魅力をアピールしながら、子どもたちに英語の学び方を教えるための易しい方法を概説したVLE向けの指導者リソースガイドです。EOTは実績ある英語教授法なのです！English Out ThereのSSシリーズは、都会で生きていくために役立つ一対一の英語スピーキングコースで、第二言語としての英語を効果的に教授するために社会的学習およびオンラインのソーシャルメディアを使用した、成人／若者（CEFR A1-C2）向けの初心者／初級／初中級／中級／中上級／上級コースです。実用的で楽しいこの学習方法では、生徒がスマートフォンでスカイプやQQ、Google ハングアウト、フェイスブックを使って英語を練習します。OOシリーズは、ソーシャルメディアの魅力をアピールしながら、子どもたちに英語の学び方を教えるための易しい方法を概説したVLE向けの指導者リソースガイドです。EOTは実績ある英語教授法なのです！Серия SS программы English Out There представляет собой оригинальный индивидуальный курс английского уровней beginner/elementary/pre-intermediate/intermediate/upper-intermediate/advanced для взрослых и молодежи (CEFR [указать]), в котором социальное обучение и социальные сети используются для успешного изучения английского как второго языка. В рамках этого практичного и интересного метода ученики используют Skype, QQ, Google Hangouts и Facebook на смартфонах для занятий английским. Серия OO является справочником для преподавателя по виртуальным средам обучения, в котором описываются простые способы обучения детей английскому с помощью популярных в их окружении социальных сетей. EOT — это испытанный метод изучения английского!La serie SS de English Out There es curso de conversación individual en inglés de la calle para los niveles principiante, básico, pre-intermedio, intermedio, intermedio alto y avanzado, para adultos y jóvenes (MCER [insertar]), que utiliza el aprendizaje social y los medios sociales en línea para ense?ar con éxito el inglés como segunda lengua. Este método de aprendizaje pragmático y divertido invita a los estudiantes a usar Skype, QQ, Google Hangouts y Facebook en sus teléfonos inteligentes para practicar inglés. La serie OO son las guías de recursos docentes para entornos virtuales de aprendizaje (EVA) que describen maneras fáciles de ense?ar a los ni?os a aprender inglés apelando a su atracción por los medios de comunicación social. ?EOT es un método probado para ense?ar inglés!
Yidali is a course for Chinese using the new technologies to teach in innovative ways to speak Italian, and continue to use it effectively. Video, audio, explanations, review activities, exercises pronunciation and grammar are all accessible directly within the ebook as a real language lab.The course is divided into five ebook. Yidali 4, consists of three paths, consolidates the lexicon presented with Yidali 1, 2 and 3 and explains how to use the 480 most frequent words in the Italian language, the verb to be and to have, the present and the present continuous of regular and irregular verbs, possessive adjectives, the more common articles and phraseology, as well as showing some cultural differences between Chinese and Italian which, if ignored, can make communication difficult.To help memorization, each educational path has many activities to review the level of communication and grammar starting from the situation shown in the video, as well as many records in the Chinese language, the translation of the dialogues and the keys to all the exercises.The ebook is readable by all tablet computers and smartphones with a specific application. Apple users can use iBooks (Free), Windows users have access to Adobe Digital Edition (free on the Adobe website) and Android users can download the free app "Gitden Reader" from Google Play that supports audio and video. Kindle users require an Internet connection.
Gateway to the Heavens
Simple geometric shapes and symbols combine to make the universal, powerful and sacred model Karen French calls Gateway to the Heavens. In this book French explains the meaning and purpose of these shapes, how they mould our reality and perception of it, and how they have a direct bearing on what you are and why you are here. These shapes and symbols contain messages that have been consistently represented in religion, philosophy, mythology, mysticism, the arts and sciences. Their messages are built into our genetic make-up and we recognise them instinctively.
Chicano Education in the Era of Segregation
Chicano Education in the Era of Segregation analyzes the socioeconomic origins of the theory and practice of segregated schooling for Mexican-Americans from 1910 to 1950. Gilbert G. Gonzalez links the various aspects of the segregated school experience, discussing Americanization, testing, tracking, industrial education, and migrant education as parts of a single system designed for the processing of the Mexican child as a source of cheap labor. The movement for integration began slowly, reaching a peak in the 1940s and 1950s. The 1947 Mendez v. Westminster case was the first federal court decision and the first application of the Fourteenth Amendment to overturn segregation based on the "separate but equal" doctrine. This paperback features an extensive new Preface by the author discussing new developments in the history of segregated schooling. "[Gonzalez] successfully identifies the socioeconomic and political roots of the inequality of education of Chicanos. . . . It is an important historical and policy source for understanding current and future issues affecting the education of Chicanos."—Dennis J. Bixler-Marquez, International Migration Review
100+ Fun Ideas for Teaching French across the Curriculum
Bring French to life and make it meaningful by linking it to other subjects using a Content Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) approach. The practical, easy-to-use ideas in this book will make it easy to integrate language learning across the curriculum. By incorporating French into maths, science, history, geography, ICT, etc, your language learning will complement and enhance learning in other subjects, rather than compete with them for crucial teaching and learning time. Telling you that "e;six fois sept egal 42"e; is much more exciting for your class than just practising time tables! With the help of this book, soon your pupils will be able to tell you "e;Oui, c'est exact"e; if their science predictions were correct or enjoy being able to "e;envoyer un document"e; (send a document) in ICT.
French Speaking Activities (KS3)
Wouldn't you love your pupils to have meaningful conversations with each other in FrenchFrench Speaking Activities contains 60 time-saving photocopiable activities for promoting oral communication. Activities range from role plays and surveys to quizzes, presentations and games. All encourage pupils to practise speaking autonomously, leading to more pupil-speaking time and less teacher-speaking time. These tried-and-tested activities provide a fun and enjoyable way of supplementing, consolidating and revising your language work, whatever scheme you are using.
Unforgettable French uses memory tricks to teach and reinforce major points of rench grammar from the basics up to high school level, to learners of all ages. It may be used: by anyone who wishes to gain confidence in speaking French, as a evision aid, to consolidate the learner's grasp of grammatical points, to complement whatever French scheme you are using, and by French teachers at all levels, from elementary school through to adult. These tried-and-tested memory tricks help to explain "e;tricky"e; bits and make learning easier. The memory tricks in are presented in a highly visual, page-by-page format. The sheets can be enlarged to make mini-posters or used as "e;aide-memoires"e;.
Un, deux, trois! Upper Juniors Years 5-6
This is an essential resource for the non-specialist who needs extra guidance and accessible material. It will ensure that children of all levels of ability have the opportunities to both enjoy and achieve in their language learning. It will support the teacher, whatever their level of linguistic competence in French, to teach with confidence. The book will meet the pressing needs of non-specialist KS2 teachers, who are new to teaching French, with an accessible and manageable format. It will work on oracy and literacy skills making the teaching and learning of French enjoyable. It will also provide an exciting insight into France's culture to meet the requirement of intercultural understanding. This book for Upper Juniors (Years 5-6) builds on the teaching of Book 1 (Un, deux, trois! - Lower Juniors) and continues to address three fundamental strands of language teaching: oracy, literacy and intercultural understanding. 48 fully-planned and resourced lesson. Extension activities.
Using Stories to Teach ICT Ages 7 to 9
Using stories to teach ICT is a new, excellent series of four books that will make the teaching of ICT a more exciting and creative cross-curricular experience.The aim of the series is for ICT to be presented in a format that shows how information technology is used in our everyday lives and demonstrates ways how ICT skills can be taught and extended while linking to a wide variety of other subject areas of the curriculum.Ages 7-9 contains:6 fun and original stories, detailed lesson plans, up to 4 worksheets with each lesson, activities to develop a range of ICT skills.
Curriculum Focus - The Invaders KS2
This Popular series that will inspire teachers, especially the the non-specialists, to teach history with confidence. The books contains everything you need: comprehensive background information, detailed lesson plans and further reources for extension.
Healthy Schools, Healthy Lives
With childhood obesity hitting alarmingly high levels and given high profile in the media today, this book looks at what schools could and should be doing to tackle the problem.Research has shown there is a link between weight, lifestyle and attainment. This book will identify ideas and strategies for all primary schools to help educate children and parents about obesity.The book aims to help teachers introduce good eating habits, help children and parents understand the importance of healthy balanced meals, examine how physical activity contributes to weight loss and its maintenance, as well as providing teachers with a list of useful contacts for outside professional support.
Get, Set, GO! Fundraising
Get Set GO! Fundraising is aimed at early years settings and Children's Centres that are new to the world of fundraising. The book offers a wide range of ideas to support you as you venture into the financial world of fundraising. Set out in an easy-to-read style, you can dip into the book at any point, with each page set out in a range of helpful headings to get you going as soon as possible.
How to Prepare Your Child for Primary School
Starting school is one of the most important events in your child's life and can be an exciting time for parents and children alike, but even the most confident child can find it a daunting prospect if not adequately prepared. Help your child to form positive attitudes towards education and become a life- long learner by using some of the ideas in this book which has been written by a parent and experienced teacher of young children.
Key Person Approach
How to set up and ensure that a key person approach works in practice. Covering common issues; from working with parents, to supporting transitions, and providing for the emotional wellbeing of young children. This book offers practical advice on: the importance of attachment for children's emotional well being, implications for early years practitioners and the need for a key person system in group settings, details of the role of key person for children and families, dealing with uncertainty about how the key person system should work and how managers can support practitioners in their key person role.
How to plan for an individualised learning journey with every child in your care. Covering how to plan and support each child through sustained shared thinking, this book will give you the skills you need to follow each child's interests and plan for engaging learning experiences. The book offers practical advice on: what is meant by child-initiated learning and self-chosen experiences, how observant practitioners are able to support children's learning, the importance of first-hand experiences for children and an interesting learning environment, flexible planning and documentation, in response to children's interests and skills and dealing with uncertainty and confusion about adult-led activities and group time.
Supporting Children's Social Development
This book offers practical examples and informed advice about: how even very young children form close relationships with each other, the ways that observant adults can nuture possible friendships, understanding social play and skills from the children's perspective, young children who may have special difficulty over making friends and leading best practice for promoting friendships and realistic social skills in early childhood.
Ideal reference book of activities for anyone wanting to develop children's learning outdoors. "e;Play underpins all development and learning in young children"e; Practice Guidance for the Early Years Foundation Stage (2008, page 7). Learning through play is at the heart of the EYFS, and this series aims to give the practitioner as many play ideas as possible to support children's learning.
Early Years Gardening Handbook
The practical guide to creating a working garden for children in the early years to enjoy year after year.Whatever time of year it is, involving young children in gardening can be an excellent way to develop a wide range of skills for the EYFS and can bring children of all abilities together.This gem of a guide aims to provide a step-by-step guide to creating an early years garden from first conception to eating your own veg! Features: Where to start: how to plan for your garden and get funding Calendar of what to plant and harvest when Tips on plant that are great for cooking, as well as the ones that are guaranteed to give the quickest results A wealth of activities based around your garden, all linked to the ELGsAn essential for any green-minded nursery, whether you are a novice or an experienced gardner.
Meeting Special Needs
This practical, jargon-free guide is full of useful ideas to help you care for children with autism. This title includes: an understanding of Autism, signs and symptoms, practical ways to help and support, case studies and useful resources.
Planning for Learning through Books
Plan for six weeks of learning covering all six areas of learning and development of the EYFS through the topic of books. The Planning for Learning series is packed with activities and ideas intended for early years teachers and playgroup leaders. The Planning for Learning series is designed to make planning for the Early Years Foundation Stage easy. This book takes you through six weeks of activities on the theme of books and reading. Each activity is linked to a specific Early Learning Goal, and the book contains a skills overview so that practitioners can keep track of which areas of learning and development they are promoting. This book also includes a photocopiable page to give to parents with ideas for them to get involved with their children's topic, as well as ideas for bringing the six weeks of learning together. The weekly themes in this book include: Storybooks; Books for finding things out; Poetry books; Special books; Books from around the world; Favourite books. Bring all the learning together with a book day.