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Rich, Dorothy

Overview
Works: 68 works in 127 publications in 2 languages and 5,430 library holdings
Genres: Life skills guides  Handbooks and manuals 
Roles: Author
Classifications: HQ792.U5, 371.103
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Most widely held works about Dorothy Rich
 
Most widely held works by Dorothy Rich
Helping your child succeed in school : with activities for children aged 5 through 11 by Dorothy Rich( Book )

14 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and Undetermined and held by 738 WorldCat member 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
MegaSkills : how families can help children succeed in school and beyond by Dorothy Rich( Book )

1 edition published in 1988 in English and held by 616 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

MegaSkills : in school and in life--the best gift you can give your child by Dorothy Rich( Book )

4 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Includes material on teaching children confidence, motivation, effort, responsibility, initiative, perseverance, caring, teamwork, common sense, problem solving
Summer home learning recipes : for parents and children grades 9-12 by Dorothy Rich( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 456 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teachers and parents : an adult-to-adult approach by Dorothy Rich( Book )

4 editions published between 1987 and 1994 in English and held by 348 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This monograph for teachers outlines reasons for working with parents. It presents a sampling of practical strategies that teachers can use to foster parent competence and responsibility in the education of their children. It also contains answers to some of teachers' questions about getting parents to visit the school and encouraging them to become involved in their children's education. An introduction in Chapter 1 is followed by a discussion of new roles and new facts about families and teachers in Chapter 2. Chapter 3 concerns what parents and teachers want. Chapter 4 discusses educational responsibility in the home. Chapter 5 describes what teachers can do to increase parent involvement. Chapter 6 provides tips concerning the parent-teacher conference. Chapter 7 deals with special experiences and needs of single parents that teachers may want to consider. Chapter 8 articulates four basic rules for parent involvement programs. Appendices provide discussions of parent involvement strategies, the MegaSkills home curriculum, ways to meet family needs, and characteristics of effective families. Over 40 references, as well as 7 filmstrips, are cited. (Rh)
Schools and families : issues and actions by Dorothy Rich( Book )

4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 323 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This guide discusses policies and programs that help families contribute to and support educational excellence. Chapter 1, on the significance of family involvement, covers increased student achievement; home learning activities; improved student behavior; family and teacher acceptance; benefits to parents, teachers, and the community; basic involvement models; and the process of translating research into action. Chapter 2 discusses what people want from schools in terms of public perspectives, parent concerns, schools and the needs of families, student and teacher perspectives, and similarities between parents and teachers. Chapter 3 offers recommendations for action concerning the family, teachers and schools, and the community. The effect of family demographics on schools is discussed in Chapter 4, which emphasizes family changes and their implications for educational policy, characteristics of parents and children, and current and predicted numbers of school children. Sample home learning activities are described in Chapter 5, which focuses on thinking and reasoning, the development of discipline, and teaching about alcohol and tobacco. Appendices provide an article on families as educators; a list of references and reports on family involvement; several papers on the parent involvement movement; opinions on the community gap in education reform; recommendations for policymakers; and a discussion of educational partnerships. Over 75 references are cited. (Rh)
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 306 WorldCat member 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 6-8( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 225 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Summer home learning recipes : for parents and children grades 4-5( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 224 WorldCat member 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 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

MegaSkills : building children's achievement for the information age by Dorothy Rich( Book )

6 editions published between 1997 and 2007 in English and Chinese and held by 199 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Learning & working : basics for children : helping children build personal qualities and thinking skills for success in school now and in the work world later by Dorothy Rich( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 193 WorldCat member 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 164 WorldCat member 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
Megaskills : building our children's character and achievement for school and life by Dorothy Rich( Book )

4 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Designed for children ages 6 and above, this cornerstone 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 )

5 editions published between 1976 and 1983 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member 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 )

2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This guide, addressed to policymakers, describes specific programs to support the educational role of the family. Based on demonstrated research, it lays out low-cost methods to enhance the impact of schooling by involving the family. Following an executive summary, the volume presents six main sections, with recommendations for addressing the following questions: (1) Why is family involvement important?; (2) What do people want from schools?; (3) What new directions should government take?; (4) What can be done?; (5) How can policy be put into practice?; And (6) What family demographics affect schools? A final section lists additional resources, and an appendix presents sample home learning activities. (Kh)
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 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

How families help children learn( Visual )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2008 in English and held by 28 WorldCat member 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)
Megaskills : building your child's happiness and success in school and life by Dorothy Rich( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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MegaSkills : in school and in life--the best gift you can give your child
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Kovitz, Dorothy

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