Royal Fireworks Press Monographs on Education

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Royal Fireworks Press is pleased to offer innovative works that make an original contribution to the field of education by experienced teachers and academics.

Royal Fireworks Press is pleased to offer innovative works that make an original contribution to the field of education by experienced teachers and academics.

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Reclaiming the Lives of Gifted Girls and Women

Author: Smutny, Joan Franklin

Subjects: Gifted Education; Resources; Gifted Women and Girls

ISBN: 978-0-09824-3550

Order code: 3604

Price: $19.99
Website price: $12.99

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In Reclaiming the Lives of Gifted Girls and Women, the author writes about the special challenges and needs of gifted females, based on both academic research and the life experiences of individuals. This is a practical guide, with activities and strategies to strengthen the inner life of gifted girls, enhancing their ability to find "the freedom to be themselves."

The book is divided into two parts. The first part examines the challenges that gifted girls and women face, and the second part explores how teachers and parents can better prepare girls for future growth and development.

Both gender bias and societal expectations mean that women often give up on their road to fulfilment in order to serve the needs of others. “In my work with gifted students,” the author writes, “I have noticed repeatedly the struggle of gifted girls and young women teetering between different and often conflicting influences.”

The book emphasises the importance of self-knowledge, self-understanding, and self-acceptance as pillars for building a strong foundation for gifted girls and women to lead progressive and fulfilling lives. It is a vital contribution to girls' gifted education.

This book is part of the Royal Fireworks Press series of monographs on education.

Dr. Joan Franklin Smutny is Director of the Center for Gifted, a Northern Illinois University Partner, and Director of the Midwest Torrance Center for Creativity. She is a winner of the NAGC Distinguished Service Award for outstanding contributions to the field of education. She directs programs for thousands of gifted children every year and teaches courses on gifted education for graduate students. She is editor of the Gifted Children Journal, contributing editor of Understanding Our Gifted and the Roeper Review for gifted education professionals, and a feature writer for the Gifted Education Communicator. She has authored many books and articles on gifted education.

Also by Dr. Smutny available from Royal Fireworks Press: The Lives of Great Women Leaders and You and Manifesto of the Gifted Girl

In Reclaiming the Lives of Gifted Girls and Women, the author writes about the special challenges and needs of gifted females, based on both academic research and the life experiences of individuals. This is a practical guide, with activities and strategies to strengthen the inner life of gifted girls, enhancing their ability to find "the freedom to be themselves."

The book is divided into two parts. The first part examines the challenges that gifted girls and women face, and the second part explores how teachers and parents can better prepare girls for future growth and development.

Both gender bias and societal expectations mean that women often give up on their road to fulfilment in order to serve the needs of others. “In my work with gifted students,” the author writes, “I have noticed repeatedly the struggle of gifted girls and young women teetering between different and often conflicting influences.”

The book emphasises the importance of self-knowledge, self-understanding, and self-acceptance as pillars for building a strong foundation for gifted girls and women to lead progressive and fulfilling lives. It is a vital contribution to girls' gifted education.

This book is part of the Royal Fireworks Press series of monographs on education.

Dr. Joan Franklin Smutny is Director of the Center for Gifted, a Northern Illinois University Partner, and Director of the Midwest Torrance Center for Creativity. She is a winner of the NAGC Distinguished Service Award for outstanding contributions to the field of education. She directs programs for thousands of gifted children every year and teaches courses on gifted education for graduate students. She is editor of the Gifted Children Journal, contributing editor of Understanding Our Gifted and the Roeper Review for gifted education professionals, and a feature writer for the Gifted Education Communicator. She has authored many books and articles on gifted education.

Also by Dr. Smutny available from Royal Fireworks Press: The Lives of Great Women Leaders and You and Manifesto of the Gifted Girl

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In a Different Place: Reading Interests of Gifted Adolescent Females

Author: Romey, Elizabeth A.

Subjects: Gifted Education; Resources; Girls and Women, Education; Gifted Education/Research; Bibliotherapy

ISBN: 978-0-89824-355-0

Order code: 3550

Price: $14.99
Website price: $10.00

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In contrast to academics and teachers suggesting books that gifted girls might want to read, Dr. Elizabeth Romey’s study lets gifted girls tell, in their own words, the kind of books that they find helpful and meaningful.

Romey sets out to discover the common themes in books preferred by a group of gifted adolescent females, whether they prefer fiction or nonfiction, and what conclusions can be drawn from their choices. She looks at how themes and books relate to the girls' personal experiences, finds out some of the issues that affect their lives, and explores the benefits of reading as bibilotherapy.

This book is part of the Royal Fireworks Press series of monographs on education.

In contrast to academics and teachers suggesting books that gifted girls might want to read, Dr. Elizabeth Romey’s study lets gifted girls tell, in their own words, the kind of books that they find helpful and meaningful.

Romey sets out to discover the common themes in books preferred by a group of gifted adolescent females, whether they prefer fiction or nonfiction, and what conclusions can be drawn from their choices. She looks at how themes and books relate to the girls' personal experiences, finds out some of the issues that affect their lives, and explores the benefits of reading as bibilotherapy.

This book is part of the Royal Fireworks Press series of monographs on education.

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The Women of Martha Cook: A Longitudinal Study on Actualization in Women

Author: Hansen, Jan B.

Subjects: Gifted Education; Resources; Girls and Women, Education

ISBN: 978-0-89824-358-1

Order code: 3581

Price: $19.99
Website price: $14.99

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This book is the result of a fascinating project that examined the experiences of a sample of high-ability women who resided in the Martha Cook dorm at the University of Michigan in the 1950s and '60s and how those experiences affected the women's lives over time. The college ethos of achievement, leadership, and community contribution was expected to have had an effect, but this could only be ascertained by following up with individual women.

Through extensive data culled from questionnaires and anecdotal case studies, the upbringing, education, professions, accomplishments, beliefs, and relationships of 167 women were analyzed. With fifty being the average age of the interviewees, this longitudinal study is well-fitted to offer recommendations for women and girls on achieving their life purposes.

Author Dr. Jan Hansen pays tribute to Dr. Eleanor G. Hall, who initiated the project but who died before it could be finished. Conducted over twelve years, Hansen was inspired and enthused by what she learned from these gifted women, and she gives valuable advice based on this unique and insightful research. 

This book is part of the Royal Fireworks Press series of monographs on education.

This book is the result of a fascinating project that examined the experiences of a sample of high-ability women who resided in the Martha Cook dorm at the University of Michigan in the 1950s and '60s and how those experiences affected the women's lives over time. The college ethos of achievement, leadership, and community contribution was expected to have had an effect, but this could only be ascertained by following up with individual women.

Through extensive data culled from questionnaires and anecdotal case studies, the upbringing, education, professions, accomplishments, beliefs, and relationships of 167 women were analyzed. With fifty being the average age of the interviewees, this longitudinal study is well-fitted to offer recommendations for women and girls on achieving their life purposes.

Author Dr. Jan Hansen pays tribute to Dr. Eleanor G. Hall, who initiated the project but who died before it could be finished. Conducted over twelve years, Hansen was inspired and enthused by what she learned from these gifted women, and she gives valuable advice based on this unique and insightful research. 

This book is part of the Royal Fireworks Press series of monographs on education.

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Teaching Mathematics

Author: Mason, IV, Dr. Robert E.

Subjects: Teacher Resources; Mathematics

ISBN: 978-0-89824-353-6

Order code: 3536

Price: $24.99
Website price: $14.99

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This is a personal and beguiling synthesis of scholarly theory and practical teaching methodology developed from real school situations. Drawing extensively from a diverse range of research on learning, Dr. Mason describes his discovery of a new construct, which he calls "'the puncturing of space' with conceptual proxies."

Mason asserts that enabling students both to recognize the knowledge that they possess and to relate that knowledge to new information should be the goal of a curriculum. His methods and his theory are aimed at unlocking the potential that he believes each student has for learning—in this case, for learning mathematics. He also recognizes that all teaching is done in a social context, and he has a solid understanding of the demands and influences on teachers in schools.

Reviews:

"Part authoritative teaching handbook, part textbook, and part philosophical discourse from a master pedagogue with more than thirty years of teaching experience, it is a marvelous resource for all teachers of mathematics and the natural sciences." – Dr. Kenneth Offit, professor, medicine and public health, Cornell University

"My own field is in English and in dramatic literature, but what Dr. Mason has to say about the process and art of teaching math was equally relevant to me.... I believe that this book will become an essential inspiration and tool to anyone who teaches and who sees their work as an integration of the craft of teaching and intellectual engagement with their field of study.... I think it opens a possibility for a community of scholars/teachers—new and experienced, those engaged in lower school, high school, and college education—to define what they do.... I was knocked out by the book." – Dr. Evangeline Morphos, Columbia University

This book is part of the Royal Fireworks Press series of monographs on education.

This is a personal and beguiling synthesis of scholarly theory and practical teaching methodology developed from real school situations. Drawing extensively from a diverse range of research on learning, Dr. Mason describes his discovery of a new construct, which he calls "'the puncturing of space' with conceptual proxies."

Mason asserts that enabling students both to recognize the knowledge that they possess and to relate that knowledge to new information should be the goal of a curriculum. His methods and his theory are aimed at unlocking the potential that he believes each student has for learning—in this case, for learning mathematics. He also recognizes that all teaching is done in a social context, and he has a solid understanding of the demands and influences on teachers in schools.

Reviews:

"Part authoritative teaching handbook, part textbook, and part philosophical discourse from a master pedagogue with more than thirty years of teaching experience, it is a marvelous resource for all teachers of mathematics and the natural sciences." – Dr. Kenneth Offit, professor, medicine and public health, Cornell University

"My own field is in English and in dramatic literature, but what Dr. Mason has to say about the process and art of teaching math was equally relevant to me.... I believe that this book will become an essential inspiration and tool to anyone who teaches and who sees their work as an integration of the craft of teaching and intellectual engagement with their field of study.... I think it opens a possibility for a community of scholars/teachers—new and experienced, those engaged in lower school, high school, and college education—to define what they do.... I was knocked out by the book." – Dr. Evangeline Morphos, Columbia University

This book is part of the Royal Fireworks Press series of monographs on education.

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The Stories We Tell Our Children

Author: Thomas, Dr. David

Subjects: Reading; Education; Literature

ISBN: 978-0-89824-362-8

Order code: 3627

Price: $19.99
Website price: $14.99

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Children first encounter history in the stories we read to them or tell them. Yet as we read stories to our children, we often miss the opportunity to explore that history. This book unpacks the history embedded in children’s picture books. Parents and teachers alike will see familiar stories in a new light as they recognize historical values and trends in books they have read and loved for years.

David Thomas is a professor of history at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee, and has been recognized for excellence in teaching. He uses children’s literature in the classroom as a way to enhance students’ abilities to explore and understand the past.

This book is part of the Royal Fireworks Press series of monographs on education.

Children first encounter history in the stories we read to them or tell them. Yet as we read stories to our children, we often miss the opportunity to explore that history. This book unpacks the history embedded in children’s picture books. Parents and teachers alike will see familiar stories in a new light as they recognize historical values and trends in books they have read and loved for years.

David Thomas is a professor of history at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee, and has been recognized for excellence in teaching. He uses children’s literature in the classroom as a way to enhance students’ abilities to explore and understand the past.

This book is part of the Royal Fireworks Press series of monographs on education.

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