Do you know a teen who is disorganized, chronically late, forgetful, or impulsive? Do they struggle to get homework done, but never manage to turn it in on time? Perhaps it’s your son or daughter, a student you work with, or even a client. It’s likely that this teen suffers from executive functioning disorder (EFD), an attention disorder marked by an inability to stay on task that is common in people with learning disabilities. If this teen has tried to manage his or her time and meet deadlines with little success, he or she may feel like giving up. There is a light at the end of the tunnel, however. You just need to show them the way.
In The Executive Functioning Workbook for Teens a licensed school counselor provides an evidence-based, easy-to-use, and practical workbook written directly for a teen audience. The book is designed to provide teens with the skills needed to get organized, retain information, communicate effectively, and perform well in school and in everyday life. Based in proven-effective cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), the book offers activities that will help teens better understand their disorder and cope with it effectively.
With one chapter for each of the ten main areas of EFD, the book also includes tips for initiating positive action and change, improving flexibility in thinking, sustaining attention, organizing, planning, enhancing memory, managing emotions, and building self-awareness. Written in a fun, engaging format, this book is designed to motivate and inspire teens to carry out and complete tasks with ease.
If it weren’t for the 57 bus, Sasha and Richard never would have met. Both were high school students from Oakland, California, one of the most diverse cities in the country, but they inhabited different worlds. Sasha, a white teen, lived in the middle-class foothills and attended a small private school. Richard, a black teen, lived in the crime-plagued flatlands and attended a large public one. Each day, their paths overlapped for a mere eight minutes. But one afternoon on the bus ride home from school, a single reckless act left Sasha severely burned, and Richard charged with two hate crimes and facing life imprisonment.
The 57 Bus is Dashka Slater's true account of the case that garnered international attention and thrust both teenagers into the spotlight.
From the change in your pocket to online shopping, money is everywhere. Economics can't be ignored, and Heads Up Money explores the larger questions and concerns around it using clever graphics and engaging text.
Heads Up Money helps young readers make sense of the global marketplace, financial risks and gains, and free trade. With easy-to-understand explanations of economic theory, this introduction to a difficult and sometimes confusing subject is written with young readers in mind, and it is structured around key questions like "What is economics?", "Who is making the money?", and "What is the wage gap?"
In Heads Up Money, finances are explained with graphics and diagrams, covering theories and concepts from all areas of economics, including the market, supply and demand, industrialization and capitalism, multinationals, currencies, and more. Study what inflation is and what it means for an economy, figure out how stocks work, find out why we pay taxes, and learn why banks can't just print more money. Young readers will learn about money in ways that relate to their lives and personal finances with advice they can immediately put into practice, including saving money and learning how to save for the future.
Heads Up Money answers the fundamental basic questions of money and economics in an approachable and visible way for teens.