Social Science

Teaching Without Bells

Author: Joey Feldman

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN:

Category: Social Science

Page: 224

View: 411

Small schools have the potential to fundamentally change the conditions of teaching and learning when practitioners deliberately exploit smallness and recognize relationships as a powerful mechanism for improving student achievement. Feldman explains the dynamics of teaching in a small high school--what having fewer students in a school affords teachers, as well as the challenges for teaching that exist alongside the opportunities--based on research, teacher interviews, and the author's own experiences as a practitioner in both small and large schools. This book is for any educator or researcher who wants to better understand the kind of promising practices and professional norms that have been nurtured under conditions of smallness. Being informed about what is possible and often facilitated in small schools will enable educators to better reflect on their own practice, consider certain pedagogical strategies against the organizational characteristics of schools, and make educated career choices. Armed with this information, educators and researchers can become more focused in their advocacy efforts and more empowered to improve our public high schools whether by redesigning them into small schools or by transplanting and translating small school practices and strategies."
Biography & Autobiography

Hey Teacher, You're 'Aving a Larf

Author: Lawrence Gordon

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 188

View: 666

The title for the book 'Hey Teacher, you're 'aving a Larf' is taken from a period in my career teaching on the North East of Birmingham. It stems straight from comments made by one of my Year Heads. Regularly, towards the end of my career, teaching in that large comprehensive school in the middle of a very large overspill estate, much of my day would be spent trying to sort out problems of pupils, staff and parents. This at times was very wearing and tedious and to find lighter moments in the school day made the job, and life, much easier. Hence, when times got tough, this Head of Year would keep telling me 'You're 'aving a Larf'. This he always said after a time when perhaps my voice became raised at some pupil over a misdemeanour. Steve's own humour was dark, but very funny, and these words were a comfort on 'heavy' days. There were hundreds of hilarious incidents which brought a smile to my face, and kept me and other staff on the right side of sanity, and to this day make me laugh when I choose to remember them. I have tried to record some of those for the reader to gauge for themselves and to show that, despite the onerous responsibilities within teaching, it was possible to have fun too. Quentin Letts of the Daily Mail wrote: ' It is written with fluency and great optimism. That is the lasting impression one has - the determination to draw positive memories and to reflect the companionable things in life. I also found it a refreshingly English, unselfish book, different to so much of the self-pitying fare one encounters nowadays............................... Best wishes, well done and thank you for letting me read your admirable memoirs.' 21/06/2008

Living Large: Mastering Your Power Of Intention (formerly titled Watch Where You Point That Thing)

Author: Lola Jones

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 220

View: 597

The followup book to Things Are Going Great In My Absence, this book takes you beyond the old paradigm of seeking and working on yourself into "what do I want to create now that life is great?" Lola Jones has created another groundbreaking book that people read over and over and get more each time.
Foreign Language Study

English for Business Communication Teacher's Book

Author: Simon Sweeney

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN:

Category: Foreign Language Study

Page: 132

View: 807

English for Business Communications is a short course for learners who need to improve their communicative ability.
Bibles

CSB Large Print Personal Size Reference Bible, Brown LeatherTouch

Author: CSB Bibles by Holman

Publisher: Holman Bible Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Bibles

Page: 1680

View: 671

The CSB Large Print Personal Size Reference Bible features large, easy-to-read 11.25-point type in a convenient trim size that is perfect for devotional reading, personal study, or use at church. The giant-print type also makes this Bible an ideal choice for ministry and preaching. Features include: Smyth-sewn binding, presentation page, two-column text, end-of-paragraph cross-references, topical subheadings, Words of Christ in red, 11.25-point type, concordance, and full-color maps. The CSB Large Print Personal Size Reference Bible features the highly readable, highly reliable text of the Christian Standard Bible (CSB). The CSB stays as literal as possible to the Bible's original meaning without sacrificing clarity, making it easier to engage with Scripture's life-transforming message and to share it with others.
Bibles

CSB Large Print Personal Size Reference Bible, Black Genuine Leather

Author: CSB Bibles by Holman

Publisher: Holman Bible Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Bibles

Page: 1680

View: 657

The CSB Large Print Personal Size Reference Bible features large, easy-to-read 11.25-point type in a convenient, easy-to-carry personal trim size that is perfect for devotional reading, personal study, or to carry and use at church. Features include: Smyth-sewn binding, presentation page, two-column text, end-of-paragraph cross-references, topical subheadings, Words of Christ in red, 11.25-point type, Concordance, and full-color maps. The CSB Large Print Personal Size Reference Bible features the highly readable, highly reliable text of the Christian Standard Bible (CSB). The CSB stays as literal as possible to the Bible's original meaning without sacrificing clarity, making it easier to engage with Scripture's life-transforming message and to share it with others.
Bibles

CSB Large Print Personal Size Reference Bible, Black/Brown LeatherTouch, Indexed

Author: CSB Bibles by Holman

Publisher: Holman Bible Publishers

ISBN:

Category: Bibles

Page: 1680

View: 888

The CSB Large Print Personal Size Reference Bible features large, easy-to-read 11.25-point type in a convenient personal trim size that is perfect for devotional reading, personal study, or use at church. The large print type also makes this Bible an ideal choice for ministry and preaching. Features include: Smyth-sewn binding, presentation page, two-column text, end-of-paragraph cross-references, topical subheadings, words of Christ in red, 11.25-point type, concordance, and full-color maps. The CSB Large Print Personal Size Reference Bible features the highly readable, highly reliable text of the Christian Standard Bible® (CSB). The CSB stays as literal as possible to the Bible's original meaning without sacrificing clarity, making it easier to engage with Scripture's life-transforming message and to share it with others.
Political sociology

The Constitution of Society

Author: Anthony Giddens

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN:

Category: Political sociology

Page: 448

View: 642

Anthony Giddens has been in the forefront of developments in social theory for the past decade. In "The Constitution of Society" he outlines the distinctive position he has evolved during that period and offers a full statement of a major new perspective in social thought, a synthesis and elaboration of ideas touched on in previous works but described here for the first time in an integrated and comprehensive form. A particular feature is Giddens's concern to connect abstract problems of theory to an interpretation of the nature of empirical method in the social sciences. In presenting his own ideas, Giddens mounts a critical attack on some of the more orthodox sociological views. "The Constitution of Society" is an invaluable reference book for all those concerned with the basic issues in contemporary social theory.
Fiction

The Plot

Author: Jean Hanff Korelitz

Publisher: Celadon Books

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 314

** NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! ** The Tonight Show Summer Reads Winner ** A New York Times Notable Book of 2021 ** "Insanely readable." —Stephen King Hailed as "breathtakingly suspenseful," Jean Hanff Korelitz’s The Plot is a propulsive read about a story too good not to steal, and the writer who steals it. Jacob Finch Bonner was once a promising young novelist with a respectably published first book. Today, he’s teaching in a third-rate MFA program and struggling to maintain what’s left of his self-respect; he hasn’t written—let alone published—anything decent in years. When Evan Parker, his most arrogant student, announces he doesn’t need Jake’s help because the plot of his book in progress is a sure thing, Jake is prepared to dismiss the boast as typical amateur narcissism. But then . . . he hears the plot. Jake returns to the downward trajectory of his own career and braces himself for the supernova publication of Evan Parker’s first novel: but it never comes. When he discovers that his former student has died, presumably without ever completing his book, Jake does what any self-respecting writer would do with a story like that—a story that absolutely needs to be told. In a few short years, all of Evan Parker’s predictions have come true, but Jake is the author enjoying the wave. He is wealthy, famous, praised and read all over the world. But at the height of his glorious new life, an e-mail arrives, the first salvo in a terrifying, anonymous campaign: You are a thief, it says. As Jake struggles to understand his antagonist and hide the truth from his readers and his publishers, he begins to learn more about his late student, and what he discovers both amazes and terrifies him. Who was Evan Parker, and how did he get the idea for his “sure thing” of a novel? What is the real story behind the plot, and who stole it from whom?