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Rich, Dorothy

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Works: 56 works in 112 publications in 2 languages and 5,715 library holdings
Genres: Life skills guides  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author
Classifications: HQ792.U5, 371.103
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Publications about Dorothy Rich
Publications by Dorothy Rich
Most widely held works about Dorothy Rich
 
Most widely held works by Dorothy Rich
MegaSkills : how families can help children succeed in school and beyond by Dorothy Rich( Book )
19 editions published between 1988 and 2008 in English and Chinese and held by 1,496 libraries worldwide
Includes material on teaching children confidence, motivation, effort, responsibility, initiative, perseverance, caring, teamwork, common sense, problem solving
Helping your child succeed in school : with activities for children aged 5 through 11 by Dorothy Rich( Book )
10 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and held by 743 libraries worldwide
Parents can play a key role in attaining the United States' National Education Goals, a main component of which is that all children will be ready to learn when they enter school. This guide for parents provides basic information on factors related to school success and a series of activities that parents can do with their children, ages 5 through 11, to help them succeed in school. Part 1 of the guide serves as an introduction. Part 2, "The Basics," addresses learning at home, in the community, and at school, and emphasizes the importance of starting early, communicating with children, handling children's homework, connecting with the community, and being involved at school. How children learn and what children learn from parents are also addressed. The importance of both active and quiet learning, limiting television viewing, and encouraging active learning are emphasized. The guide then lists important messages for parents to convey to their children about school success: (1) sharing one's own experiences and goals; (2) establishing realistic, consistent family rules; and (3) encouraging children to think about the future. Part 3 of the guide, "Activities," comprises the bulk of the guide, and contains parent-child activities arranged by approximate child age levels. Each activity lists its goal, benefits to children, materials needed, and step-by-step instructions. Part 4 of the guide, "Parents and the Schools," explains when parents should talk with teachers, gives recommendations for parent-teacher conferences, and makes suggestions for volunteering
Teachers and parents : an adult-to-adult approach by Dorothy Rich( Book )
3 editions published between 1987 and 1994 in English and held by 353 libraries worldwide
Schools and families : issues and actions by Dorothy Rich( Book )
4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 327 libraries worldwide
What do we say? What do we do? : vital solutions for children's educational success by Dorothy Rich( Book )
2 editions published in 1997 in English and held by 325 libraries worldwide
Gives parent-child conversation guidelines and family activities to help parents help their children cope with specific home-school problem situations involving confidence, motivation, effort, responsibility, initiative, perseverance, caring, teamwork, common sense, and problem solving
Summer home learning recipes : for parents and children grades K-3 by Dorothy Rich( Book )
2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 277 libraries worldwide
Summer home learning recipes : for parents and children grades 9-12 ( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 276 libraries worldwide
Summer home learning recipes : for parents and children grades 6-8 ( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 274 libraries worldwide
Summer home learning recipes : for parents and children grades 4-5 ( Book )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 273 libraries worldwide
MegaSkills moments for teachers : how-to's for building personal and professional effectiveness for the classroom and beyond by Dorothy Rich( Book )
1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 211 libraries worldwide
MegaSkills for babies, toddlers, and beyond : building your child's happiness and success for life by Dorothy Rich( Book )
2 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 167 libraries worldwide
Designed for children aged 1 through 6, with different sections for each age group, this essential guide provides parents with hands-on techniques and fun activities to teach children the MegaSkills that will give them school and life success
101 activities for building more effective school-community involvement by Dorothy Rich( Book )
4 editions published between 1976 and 1983 in English and held by 75 libraries worldwide
This booklet contains a collection of more than 100 activities designed to promote school-home and school-community relations. Activities are organized into seven categories: (1) communicating word from home to school, (2) people to people, (3) educational events, (4) volunteers--hands on in the classroom, (5) utilizing community resources, (6) secondary school outreach, and (7) money makers. Each activity description includes the objective of the activity; the materials, personnel and budget needed; the time required; a suggested strategy for carrying out the activity; evaluation procedures; and follow-up ideas. (Jmb)
The forgotten factor in school success, the family : a policymaker's guide by Dorothy Rich( Book )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 45 libraries worldwide
The three R's plus : teaming families and schools for student achievement by Dorothy Rich( Book )
3 editions published between 1978 and 1984 in English and held by 31 libraries worldwide
Survival guide for today's parents--series 1 by Dorothy Rich( Sound Recording )
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 31 libraries worldwide
Teaches how to combine learning with everyday routines for children between 4 and 12
A family affair: education : families and the helping professions in partnership by Dorothy Rich( Book )
3 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
Emphasizing the importance of the family in education, this book presents a sampling of strategies for fostering a strong parent-teacher-community partnership. The first chapter discusses the need for parent and community involvement; lists strategies to help administrators, teachers, and parent and community leaders in working with one another; briefly describes the Home Educational Learning Program; and outlines a yearly plan for parent involvement. Chapter 2 discusses the importance of the family in a child's education and offers ideas and suggestions for parents. Included are goals for family involvement, a list of ten "success builders," and teaching tips and home learning systems for parents. Suggestions are aimed primarily at parents with children aged 2 to 10. Chapter 3 discusses research studies from 1964 to 1975 that investigated the role of the family in promoting children's learning, and provides summaries of major preschool and in-school programs which emphasize parent involvement. (Sb)
How families help children learn ( visu )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 25 libraries worldwide
Program 1 discusses four themes: families need to nurture learning; every parent is the child's first teacher; partnerships are vital between families and educators; and programs can provide training to families. Summarizes essential attributes important for successful parent involvement programs: focus on the unique educational role of the family; providing parents with specific help and practical activities; preparing the environment; and recognizing the professional contribution of teachers and the vital and caring role of parents. Program 2 provides a sampling of successful home learning activities for families to help their children become better learners, and explains the MegaSkills program (confidence, motivation, effort, responsibility, initiative, perseverance, caring, teamwork, common sense, and problem solving)
Survival guide for busy parents : how to help your child do well at school while you do well at work by Dorothy Rich( Book )
1 edition published in 1983 in English and held by 24 libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Kovitz, Dorothy
Languages
English (61)
Chinese (3)
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