Claire Anne dislikes school. Not because of her classmates, but because she can t seem to concentrate to get her work done. Join Claire Anne and her friends as Manny the bird and Martin the mouse teach them about the quality and learning tools they can use to make their work easier and make learning fun. By taking charge in her learning, Claire Anne discovers how to make school cool and you can, too. Elementary-school-age children will enjoy this tale best, but even middle schoolers who have worked with quality tools will get it and appreciate the book's message and wonderfully colorful illustrations. Note to Parents and Teachers: Help your student become a more effective self-directed learner using the tools Claire Anne and her friends discovered in this book. These tools (and many more) have a proven track record of increasing academic achievement inside and outside the classroom.
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Barbara A. Cleary is a teacher at The Miami Valley School, an independent school in Dayton, Ohio. She is also principal owner and corporate vice president of Productivity-Quality Systems, a major international process and quality management firm specializing in theory, process, and tools of quality improvement. She holds MA and PhD degrees in English from the University of Nebraska. Cleary served on the Board of Education in Centerville, Ohio for 8 years, 3 of those as president. She is also the co-author of Thinking Tools for Kids: An Activity Book for Classroom Learning (ASQ Quality Press, 2008.) as well as Orchestrating Learning with Quality (ASQ Quality Press 1995) and Tools and Techniques to Inspire Classroom Learning (ASQ Quality Press, 1997).
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Book Description ASQ Quality Press, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110873897463