WorldCat Identities

Paulu, Nancy

Overview
Works: 33 works in 119 publications in 2 languages and 5,696 library holdings
Genres: Handbooks and manuals  Conference papers and proceedings  Juvenile works 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: LB1048, 372.24
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Nancy Paulu
Helping your child learn science by Nancy Paulu( Book )

26 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 1,372 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One in the Helping Your Child series to assist parents in helping their children learn. Includes activities and science projects
Helping your child with homework : for parents of elementary and junior high school-aged children by Nancy Paulu( Book )

14 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in English and Spanish and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commonsense ways in which parents can encourage and support their children with their homework
Dealing with dropouts : the urban superintendents' call to action by Nancy Paulu( Book )

7 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Improving math and science assessment : report on the Secretary's third conference on mathematics and science education by Nancy Paulu( Book )

3 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Helping your students with homework : a guide for teachers by Nancy Paulu( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 362 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This guide for elementary and secondary teachers discusses 18 tips for creating meaningful homework assignments that students will complete. Following introductory sections that explore hurdles to homework, the guide details the following tips: (1) lay out expectations early in the school year; (2) create assignments with a purpose; (3) make sure students understand the purpose; (4) make assignments focused and clear; (5) create assignments that challenge students to think and to integrate; (6) vary assignments; (7) give homework that makes learning personal; (8) tie assignments to the present; (9) match assignments to the skills, interests, and needs of students; (10) use school and community resources; (11) match assignments to your style of teaching; (12) assign an appropriate amount of homework; (13) encourage and teach good study habits; (14) provide constructive feedback; (15) give praise and motivate; (16) give help as needed; (17) communicate with parents; and (18) show respect for students. Contains 18 references and 20 print and Internet resources. (Kb)
Experiences in school improvement : the story of 16 American districts by Nancy Paulu( Book )

8 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 340 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This booklet describes the results of "Project Education Reform," a partnership involving the U.S. Department of Education, 8 state governors, and 16 school districts--2 in each participating state--representing a cross-section of the nation. It was generally agreed that a good basis for needed educational changes were the 13 recommendations contained in "Time for Results," the 1986 report of the National Governor's Association. Each of the 16 school districts was asked to select at least 3 of the 13 areas in which they would create innovative programs and carry out reforms. Methods considered for improving schools included: designing plans for student evaluation, developing ways to evaluate principals, and involving parents more actively in their children's education. The first part of this report is an overview of the project that discusses the background, lists the 13 recommendations, summarizes the reforms in each district, and then discusses the superintendent's role in reform: building trust, developing plans for reform, communicating the plans, and carrying them out. Also discussed are barriers to reform, such as lack of time and competing priorities, money constraints, state and federal laws and regulations, too great reliance on tests, problems with teachers' unions, problems with size in large districts, negative community attitudes, negative staff attitudes, inadequate facilities, and lack of leadership continuity. The overview concludes with a discussion of the federal/state/district partnership and the results of the project in general. Site reports from each of the 16 school districts follows. The districts are: Arkansas (Little Rock and Springdale), Colorado (Mapleton and Montrose), Missouri (Columbia and Independence), New Hampshire (Timberland and White Mountains Regional School Districts), New Jersey (Paramus and Union), South Carolina (Orangeburg and Spartanburg), Tennessee (Memphis and Oak Ridge), and Utah (Provo and Salt Lake City). The report concludes with 15 recommendations from the participating superintendents. (Te)
Improving schools and empowering parents : choice in American education : a report based on the White House Workshop on Choice in Education by Nancy Paulu( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cómo ayudarle a su hijo con la tarea escolar : una guía para padres de alumnos de escuela primaria y secundaria by Nancy Paulu( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in Spanish and held by 247 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What we know about phonics by Nancy Paulu( Book )

3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Parents : here's how to make school visits work by Kay McKinney( Book )

6 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in English and held by 147 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cómo ayudarle a su hijo con la tarea escolar : una guía para padres de alumnos de escuela primaria y secundaria by Nancy Paulu( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in Spanish and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Helping your child through early adolescence : for parents of children from 10 through 14 by Nancy Paulu( Book )

2 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 54 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Helping your child get ready for school : with activities for children from birth through age 5 by Nancy Paulu( Book )

6 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This booklet suggests ways for parents to help their preschool children grow, develop, and have fun learning. A brief opening section called "Learning Begins Early" provides a general context for the book. The second section, on what it means to be ready for school, describes the qualities and skills that youngsters need to get a good start in kindergarten. This section focuses on health and physical well-being, social and emotional preparation, language, and general knowledge. The third and longest section of the booklet describes a variety of suggested activities grouped by age: birth to 1 year; 1 to 2 years; 2 to 3 years; 3 to 4 years; and 4 to 5 years; each group begins with a set of age-appropriate tips and suggestions under the headings, "What to do, ""What to expect," and"What they need." Activities for infants focus on developing trust and helping babies understand their world by means of touch and sight. Activities for 1- to 2-year-old children involve shopping, sock and finger puppets, and ways to develop motor skills. Activities for 2- to 3-year-olds include reading aloud, making music, and playing with dough. The part for 3- to 4-year-olds offers popular recipes, suggests art activities, and describes ways to turn chores into learning games. Activities that introduce hands-on mathematics and develop language skills are described in the part for 4- to 5-year-olds, which also offers advice on teaching children to get along with others. The fourth and last section of the booklet offers advice on what parents can do to make school seem a friendlier place both for the parents and for the child who is about to enter it for the first time. Finally, a set of appendices offers guidelines for forming good television habits and choosing child care, provides a ready-for-school checklist, suggests community resources, and lists books for both parents and preschoolers. (AC)
Helping your child learn science : with activities for children in preschool through grade 5 by Nancy Paulu( Book )

1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Help your child get ready for school with activities for children from birth through age 5 by Nancy Paulu( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Dealing with dropouts : the urban superintendents' call to action by OERI Urban Superintendents Network (U.S.)( Book )

2 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The number of dropouts is increasing and is particularly high in urban areas and among minority students. Dropouts earn less over their lifetimes, are in poorer health, and do not have the technological skills needed for newly-developing jobs. The federal government, the private sector, and educators have made serious commitments to bring down the dropout rate. In this two-part document the Urban Superintendents Network presents possible solutions to this problem. Part One discusses the dropout problem and presents the superintendents' action plan for lowering the dropout rate. Part Two describes six strategies that the superintendents believe hold promise for keeping at-risk students in school. The recommendations are the following: (1) anti-dropout programs should intervene early in the lives and school careers of at-risk youngsters; (2) a positive school climate must be created in schools with adequate personnel; (3) school districts must set high attendance, academic, and discipline expectations; (4) strong teachers should be developed and hired; (5) districts should provide a broad range of instructional programs tailored for at-risk students; and (6) all people, organizations, and institutions should organize collaborative efforts to improve schools and lower the dropout rate. The superintendents plan to form six action groups to address the problem and to share information. The report also includes descriptions of effective dropout programs; a bibliography, and a list of contact persons and agencies. (Vm)
Improving schools and empowering parents : choice in american education by Nancy Paulu( Book )

2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American schools, despite recent education reform measures, still fail to provide many of our nation's children with the education that they need and deserve. In conjunction with the other changes, programs of choice can play a central and critical role in improving America's schools. This booklet, divided into two sections, reports on the proceedings at the White House Workshop on Choice in Education on January 10, 1989. The workshop, held in Washington, D.C., was hosted jointly by the White House and the United States Department of Education. The report outlines the benefits--discussed by educators, policymakers, and student--that can be won when programs of choice are carefully planned, developed, and monitored. Section 1 provides the reasons for conducting a workshop on choice, introduces the two dominant themes that emerged during the workshop, and details eight programs of choice already in operation around the nation. Section 2 explores the benefits of school choice through an examination of the themes of school improvement and parental empowerment discussed during the workshop. At the conclusion of this document are remarks by President Ronald Reagan, President-elect George Bush, United States Secretary of Education Lauro F. Cavazos, Minnesota Governor Rudy Perpich, and Wisconsin Governor Thommy G. Thompson. (24 references) (km)
Conference on Early Adolescence : papers and final report by OERI Conference on Early Adolescence( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Improving math and science assessment : report on the secretary's third conference on mathematics by Nancy Paulu( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Helping your child succeed in school : with activities for children ages 5 through 11( )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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English (80)

Spanish (14)