WorldCat Identities

Paulu, Nancy

Overview
Works: 60 works in 140 publications in 2 languages and 5,656 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 get ready for school : with activities for children from birth through age 5 by Nancy Paulu( Book )

4 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Learn to encourage your child to study, learn, and stay in school
Helping your child with homework : for parents of elementary and junior high school-aged children by Nancy Paulu( Book )

5 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 537 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Commonsense ways in which parents can encourage and support their children with their homework
Helping your child learn science by Nancy Paulu( Book )

2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 454 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Suggests ways parents can interest their children from about 3 to 10 years old in science. It includes basic information about science and a sampling of activities for children to do."--Helping your child series page
Dealing with dropouts : the urban superintendents' call to action by OERI Urban Superintendents Network (U.S.)( Book )

4 editions published in 1987 in English and held by 420 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Helping your child learn science by Nancy Paulu( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 382 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

One in the Helping Your Child series to assist parents in helping their children learn. Includes activities and science projects
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 332 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 )

2 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 321 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Experiences in school improvement : the story of 16 American districts by Nancy Paulu( Book )

5 editions published between 1988 and 1990 in English and held by 295 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)
Helping your students with homework : a guide for teachers by Nancy Paulu( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 294 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 )

3 editions published in 1998 in Spanish and held by 262 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 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Helping your child learn science by Nancy Paulu( Book )

19 editions published between 1991 and 2004 in 3 languages and held by 210 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Because most parents say they do not or cannot help their children with science, this booklet was designed to help them do so, easily and with pleasure for both parent and child. The introduction presents information on why and how parents should help their children and provides a general orientation to the ideas and activities offered in the booklet, with emphasis on the importance of encouraging and stimulating children's natural curiosity and eagerness to learn. The other chapters are: "The Basics, ""Important Things to Learn, ""Activities at Home," and "Activities in the Community." Activities that can be performed at home by a child with an adult have names like The Big Picture, Attack of the Straws, Soap Power, Bubbles, Bugs, It Floats, Slime, Celery Stalks at Midnight, Sticky Things, Hair Raising Results, Moldy Oldies, Plants, Crystals, Cake, and Television. Activities that can be enjoyed in the community include visiting zoos, museums, planetariums, aquariums and farms, and meeting and talking to people who use science in a variety of interesting occupations. (PR)
Coḿo ayudar a sus hijos a aprender ciencia by Nancy Paulu( Book )

2 editions published in 1992 in Spanish and held by 185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

6 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in English and held by 171 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What we know about phonics by Nancy Paulu( Book )

2 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 101 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 )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Helping your child learn science by Nancy Paulu( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book provides examples of a few simple activities that parents can do with their children. Being "scientific" is defined as being curious, observing, asking how things happen, and learning how to find the answers. This book suggests ways parents can interest their children from about 3 to 10 years of age in science. Included are (1) some basic information about science; (2) a sampling of activities for children to do in both the home and the community; and (3) an appendix with practical tips on how to encourage schools to develop good science programs, a brief description of nine scientific concepts, and a list of recommended science books and magazines. Activities in the home cover the topics of inertia, momentum, surface tension, bubbles, insects, buoyancy, lubricants, capillary action, adhesives, measurement, static electricity, molds, photosynthesis, crystals, chemical reactions, and television shows. Activities in the community include trips to zoos, museums, planetariums, aquariums, and farms (along with each trip are suggested activities). (Kr)
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 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This Spanish-language booklet is designed to provide parents of elementary and junior high school students with an understanding of the purpose and nature of homework along with suggestions for helping their children complete homework assignments successfully. Following a discussion of why teachers assign homework, how homework can help children learn, and the optimum amount of homework for students at different grade levels, the booklet provides specific suggestions for parents to help their children complete homework assignments, including setting a regular time for homework, picking a quiet place, removing distractions, providing appropriate supplies and resources, setting a good example, and showing interest in their children's homework. The booklet also discusses ways for parents to monitor their children's homework assignments, provide guidance to their children on assignments, and talk with teachers or administrators about homework problems. A checklist on helping children with homework is included. (HTH)
Helping your students with homework : a guide for teachers by Nancy Paulu( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in English and held by 77 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)
Dealing with dropouts : the urban superintendents' call to action by Nancy Paulu( Book )

3 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in English and held by 75 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)
 
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