Is your teen prepared for the real world of personal communication? Set your kids up to succeed with the lost art of social skills. Are your kids glued to their phones? Do they have poor eye contact? Do you worry that their inability to communicate will interfere with their chances to get a good job? Do they suffer from social anxiety? If so, then it's time for a crash course in the social skills and job skills that will lead to their success. Developed by a team of teens, parents, and educators, the proven methods in Manecke's audiobook will provide your kids with the people skills and confidence they'll need throughout their lives. Whether your teen is looking for work, holding down a job, making friends, or taking part in leadership or service positions, Smile and Succeed for Teens will give them the education and confidence he or she needs to thrive. Perfect for special education, low vision, ADHD, Down Syndrome, and Autism too. Each lesson is presented in an entertaining style, with quips, tips, and easy-to-adopt strategies that will teach your teenager the critical elements of good communication. And the best part is, teenagers enjoy it! Your teen will discover how to: Develop self-esteem and beat crippling social anxiety. Make new friends and speak with confidence. Sail through the most difficult of interviews for scholarships, programs, and jobs. Become an effective volunteer. Improve their school programs and community through effective fundraising. Succeed at work and stand out to their employer, and much, much more! Smile & Succeed for Teens is an attention-grabbing, easy-to-use course that has already supplied thousands of teens with the skills to do better in school, develop meaningful relationships, and establish fulfilling careers. If you want to equip your teenager for success in work and life, then you can't afford 1. Language: English. Narrator: Nate Metz, Devin Beasley. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/129242/bk_acx0_129242_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Haloke is coming home. Eight long years in the Middle East have honed her skills in defending those she cares for. Now the four men who brutally hurt her younger sister Johona are going to be taught a sharp-edged lesson in the power of karma. That is, if Deputy Logan Cartright doesn't get to them first. Note: Logan's Vision is audiobook two in the Arapaho Vision Quest series. In general, Lisa's novellas are written without explicit intimacy or violence. As such they are suitable for teens and up. That being said, this specific series does center around one young woman's recovery from rape. Listeners who would have concerns hearing about this sensitive topic should be aware of that storyline. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Anna Christine. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/143476/bk_acx0_143476_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Give your kids their greatest chance at success Who Do You Think You Are? helps parents, school counselors, and administrators get teens thinking about - and interested in - their future careers. Success in college and beyond relies on thorough prior preparation; by identifying interests and passions early on, young people are better able to plan for the career they want by mapping out the academic path to support it. This book shows you how to guide teens along on this journey and how to stick with them until they reach the goals they've set. From helping them discover just what it is they're interested in to finding the institution that will help them flourish and setting out a clear "plan of attack", this book provides invaluable insight from an expert in student success. No one expects every student to have a definitive life plan by high school graduation, but having some idea of direction is critical. Nearly 3.3 million students will graduate high school this year, and most will head straight to college - but just 20 percent of those who pursue associate's degrees complete within four years, and only 60 percent of those who pursue bachelor's degrees complete within six years. Even those who earn degrees may struggle to move from school to work. Those who do succeed have done so because they've planned their work and worked their plans. This book shows you how to help your child to be one of the success stories. Map out an academic plan to support each kid's field of interest Identify the best-fit institution to get them where they want to be Balance support and independence throughout your teen's journey Help your child be prepared for college so they can succeed far beyond Adults know that success in life comes from plenty of hard work and thorough preparation - but for kids in middle and high school, that lesson is just now beginning to h 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Pile. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/033693/bk_adbl_033693_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What happens when the bullied cross the line, deciding to take matters into their own hands? Four high school teens find out just how much bullying they can take before they decide that they won't be targets anymore. What lines will be crossed? On the surface, Berryville, Kansas looks to be a perfect Midwest town to raise a family. But buried in the halls of Lincoln High School are the effects of teen bullying and the hidden impact it has on its victims and perpetrators. Will the truth stay buried or the ugly effects of bullying come to light? Learn what happens through the experiences of four teenagers. Jessie, a girl with a tragic past, made worse by the turn of her best friend into her biggest bully. Brian was bullied during his younger years, which lead to a choice that made his situation worse. What decision will he make to deal with his fears? Sandi, the girl who got everything she wanted, except the attention she needed. What will happen when she schemes to bully and torture her old friend? Anarchy, a boy taken to the edge from a bullying abuse event even he can't face any more. Angry and lost, what will Anarchy do to get revenge on those he believes took his life away? Fate will bring these four lives together in a lesson about the ultimate cost of bullying others. Can anyone come out unscathed? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alan Eisenberg. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/084057/bk_acx0_084057_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The Franklin Fi is a riotous novel about four high schoolers learning to invest in the stock market. The friends learn the hard way as they get their first jobs and begin to save for their futures. The Franklin Fi is the first installment of the series and sets the stage for the friends as they venture onto Wall Street.Author Shane Dillon wrote The Franklin Fi series while bicycling across Europe, laying the groundwork in Spain and reaching the conclusion near the Black Sea in Romania. Shane Dillon has a degree in finance from the University of Missouri, an MBA from Sonoma State University, and 20 years of stock market experience. He hopes this story of financial freedom will inspire the next generation of bike-riding, yoga-loving world travelers.Why is personal finance not taught to young adults in high school and universities? The Franklin Fi is here for high schoolers, college students, and other beginning investors looking for a few pointers to go along with their laughs.The basis of The Franklin Fi is to provide young adults with their first personal finance lesson. Shane Dillon’s aim is to demystify personal finance and provide a crash course toward achieving financial freedom.This book teaches the basics of the stock market and depicts four distinct investment styles in the personalities of the main characters.Join Franklin Fi and his band misfits as they learn about:A beginner’s investment strategyStocks, index funds, mutual funds, bonds, and penny stocksThe pros and cons of a four-year university, community college, and a trade schoolOpening an investment accountValue investing vs. growth investingHow teens can get their first jobsThe power of compounding interestTracking a savings rateThe book makes for a great gift for high school 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jake Mahler. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/152423/bk_acx0_152423_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
All Day is a behind-the-bars, personal glimpse into the issue of mass incarceration via an unpredictable, insightful, and ultimately hopeful reflection on teaching teens while they await sentencing. Told with equal parts raw honesty and unbridled compassion, All Day recounts a year in Liza Jessie Peterson's classroom at Island Academy, the high school for inmates detained at New York City's Rikers Island. A poet and an actress who had done occasional workshops at the correctional facility, Peterson was ill prepared for a full-time stint teaching in the GED program for the incarcerated youths. For the first time faced with full days teaching the rambunctious, hyper, and fragile adolescent inmates, "Ms. P" comes to understand the essence of her predominantly black and Latino students as she attempts not only to educate them but to instill them with a sense of self-worth long stripped from their lives. "I have quite a spirited group of drama kings, court jesters, flyboy gangsters, tricksters, and wannabe pimps all in my charge, all up in my face, to educate," Peterson discovers. "Corralling this motley crew of bad-news bears to do any lesson is like running boot camp for hyperactive gremlins. I have to be consistent, alert, firm, witty, fearless, and demanding, and, most important, I have to have strong command of the subject I'm teaching." Discipline is always a challenge, with the students spouting street-infused backtalk and often bouncing off the walls with pent-up testosterone. Peterson learns quickly that she must keep the upper hand - set the rules and enforce them with rigor, even when her sympathetic heart starts to waver. Despite their relentless bravura and antics - and in part because of it - Peterson becomes a fierce advocate for her students. She works to instill the young men, mostly black, with a sense of pride about their history and culture, from their African roots to Langston Hughes and Malcolm X. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Liza Jessie Peterson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/hach/003106/bk_hach_003106_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
A coming-of-age memoir about a professional truth seeker who reveals her own truths. As a national crime reporter, the headlines upon which Melissa reports often mimic her personal life. Growing up in neighborhoods infested with criminals and gang members, Melissa and her brother, Mikey, tried to find their own identities in Northern California’s East Bay, a region known for its slow progression in race mixing. Forced to find ways to dodge threats as teens, Melissa and Mikey suffered pains of finding their way through the oppressive violence. Mikey took refuge in joining a gang. Instead of feeling safe, he struggled to battle an unforeseen enemy: undiagnosed mental illnesses and because of it, debilitating addiction. Melissa escaped the Bay Area to ironically become a crime fighter chasing down criminals similar to the ones she grew up with; at times, her old and new worlds collide. She and her brother entrenched in crime but teetering on opposite lines, she spent her nights waiting for the calls saying he was in jail or dead. This audiobook is a lesson in overcoming. Melissa takes personal tragedies along with the lessons she's learned from the thousands of victims she's interviewed who suffered life's worst tragedies and gives strong takeaways in every aspect of life for listeners to resonate with. Through Melissa and Mikey's abnormal upbringing, there are internal conflicts revealed to the listener in the rawest form illuminating what it's really like to drown in a loved one's addiction and spiral to the very bottom of mental illnesses. The consequences and decisions of these emotional warfares are shown from the perspectives of both sides. A powerful, dramatic journey showing how one sibling can work toward finding the light of success and happiness as the other can't see a glimmer through the darkness. Love challenges will reveal great human strength. Through her professional career, listeners will see how seed 1. Language: English. Narrator: Melissa McCarty. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/128159/bk_acx0_128159_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
SOME TEENS CAN'T BE LED They Have to Be Driven Impact your youth with an activity that is interesting, instructive, and memorable. This book offers50 mystery destinations near your church that can serve as backdrop illustrations for Biblical lessons. A drive of just a few minutes can engage & affect your youth group in settings such as A greenhouse - for a lesson on the mustard seed A jail - to study the setting of Paul's epistles A grain elevator - to discuss where makind stores riches A bakery for a lesson on our function as leaven A foundation - to discuss how faith can be built on rock or sand A courtroom to discuss Jesus role as advocate These and many more innovative road trip parables are supplemented by lesson plans, devotional outlines, discussion questions, and related scripture clues for your youth group to guess their mystery destination. Show your teens a creatively original approach to teaching.
`A practical approach that is essential for today's teachers.... The hands-on strategies and graphics can be used with little extra effort on the part of the teacher' - Sarah J McNary, San Dieguito Union High School District, California `I applaud the authors' understanding and respect for the children of diverse backgrounds and their recommendations on how teachers can handle them in a sensitive but effective manner.... New teachers especially, who feel challenged by this, would appreciate the guidance and support' - Maria Elena Reyes, Associate Professor University of Alaska, Fairbanks Use effective teaching strategies to accelerate literacy learning in the differentiated classroom! From best-selling authors Gayle Gregory and Lin Kuzmich comes a versatile handbook for middle and secondary school educators who need to differentiate literacy instruction for adolescent and teen learners at different stages of development along the literacy continuum. Covering the relevant brain research and specific teaching and assessment strategies for teens, this book pays special attention to hooks that appeal to older learners with varying degrees of skills and competencies. Containing more than 100 planning models, checklists, charts, lesson plans and more, this book will aid teachers in: - pre-assessing adolescent and teen learners for literacy skills and competencies - selecting and differentiating an array of instructional strategies appropriate for specific learner needs - using literacy models that can accelerate learning to help diverse learners grow as fast and as far as they can in literacy Written for classroom teachers, reading specialists, curriculum developers and instructional leaders, this one-stop source provides an expert guide to working with all of today's adolescent and teen learners, whether struggling, gifted, emerging, developing, or dealing with learning disabilities.