Table of Contents for Megaskills : Building Our Children's Character and Achievement for School and Life


MegaSkills: Information-Age Basics xiii
More Than Ever, Our Children Need MegaSkills xiv
The Joy of Learning: A Message from Dorothy Rich xvii
A Message from Bill Bradley xix
What's New in This Edition xx
Opening New Doors xxi
SECTION A MegaSkills: The Stuff Achievement Is Made Of
MegaSkills and Our Children
3(8)
First Steps: The MegaSkills Program and How It Works
11(5)
Knowing What We're Teaching: MegaSkills and Academics
16(7)
SECTION B Teaching MegaSkills at Home: What to Do and How to Do It
MegaSkills and the Technology Connection
23(4)
Confidence
27(13)
Motivation
40(12)
Effort
52(12)
Responsibility
64(11)
Initiative
75(12)
Perseverance
87(10)
Caring
97(10)
Teamwork
107(12)
Common Sense
119(14)
Problem Solving
133(14)
Focus
147(10)
Respect
157(14)
SECTION C Readiness to Learn: Translating ``Educational Goals'' into Practical Action at Home
Getting Ready for School: We Have a Little List
171(8)
The Three R's: Before School
179(10)
SECTION D Strengthening the Three R's at Home
Introduction: MegaSkills and the Three R's: The Chicken and the Egg
187(2)
Reading: Moving Along with Books
189(11)
Writing: Everyone Can Do It
200(12)
Math: No More Excuses
212(9)
Transitions: To the Teen Years
221(11)
SECTION E The MegaSkills Support Network: People Helping People
Introduction: Beacons in the Fog
229(3)
Parent to Parent: Looking to Each Other for Help
232(7)
Grandparents: MegaSkills Across the Generations
239(6)
Parents and At Home Child Care: Making Sure Sitters Do More Than Sit
245(7)
Parents and Teachers: Superpowers, Not Superhuman
252(7)
Single Parents and the Schools: Making the Connection
259(5)
Parents and Students: Helping Children Feel More at Home in School
264(11)
SECTION F Creativity: The Spark and the Satisfaction
Introduction: A Sense of Balance
273(2)
The ``Right Brain'' at Home
275(9)
Inspiration and Perspiration
284(9)
SECTION G MegaSkills: Powerful and Surprising
Secrets of MegaSkills
293(5)
Critical Resources for the Twenty-first Century---Schoolabilities and Employabilities
298(32)
Appendixes
A: Seeing Children's MegaSkills in Action
305(2)
B: MegaSkills Measure: A Quiz for Parents
307(4)
C: The MegaSkills Library for Children
311(5)
D: Internet Resources and Help for Parents
316(3)
E: MegaSkills ``Recipes,'' Chapter by Chapter, by Age Range and Academic Objective
319(8)
F: MegaSkills' Impact Over the Years
327(3)
Acknowledgements 330(3)
Index 333(20)
About the Author 353