Teachers are literal HEROES. It's as simple as that. Serious blessings to all their generous hearts for wanting to deal with everyone's children for seven hours each day; five days a week. That's enough said right there but on top of that... they also TEACH them things too! Lots of things. Math, science, social studies, not to pick their nose and smear boogers under their desk, reading, writing, music (we could all do without the recorder practicing though; just saying!), art, etc. The list goes on and on! This outstanding publication takes you into the everyday lives of our children's beloved teachers through silly haiku and heartwarming free form poems. It's an A+ gift idea if you're wanting to show your child's teacher some extra appreciation or if you need to "break the ice" at conferences... because your son peed in the drinking fountain for the third time this year. Whatever the reason; their teacher is sure to get a "kickball" out of it!
Cut through the mystique to learn the real drivers of great school leadership Leverage Leadership 2.0 answers the basic question: what do great school leaders do that separates them from the rest? Rooted in the observation and training of over 20,000 school leaders worldwide, Leverage Leadership 2.0 offers a practical, updated and easier-to-use follow-up to the original, with field-tested techniques and actionable advice. As educational leaders around the world implement Leverage Leadership ideas, their collective stories have revealed a simple framework by which the seven levers may be implemented: See It, Name It, Do It. This book aligns classic Leverage Leadership principles with this proven framework to streamline implementation and help good leaders become great. Expert discussion and real-life success stories prove that effective leadership is not about innate charisma, charm, or personality—it’s about how a leader uses their time. Aimed at all levels of school leadership, this book shows you what to do, and how and when to do it. The companion DVD includes 30 real-world videos that showcase effective leadership happening in our schools right now, and all templates, tools, and other professional development materials have been fully refreshed with a renewed focus on real-world implementation. Informational, inspirational, and highly motivational, this book explores both the separate components of success and what it looks like as a whole. Learn the core principles of effective leadership Understand what success looks like on the ground Practice the seven levers of leadership that allow transformational growth Adopt the tools and techniques that facilitate a schoolwide transformation Educational leaders from a diverse array of schools around the world have found unprecedented success using the key principles detailed in Leverage Leadership, and this book is inspired — and informed — by their stories. Leverage Leadership 2.0 is the practical resource school leaders need to start making real change happen today.
A young Chinese came to the U.S. for theological training. His goal was to become a pastor/teacher in Singapore. Upon graduation, he returned to Singapore with his Caucasian wife to fulfill his obligations and to do post-graduate study, concurrently. Unwittingly, the young couple was entangled in church and secular politics and they had to leave Singapore. They began a new life in America. At several critical junctures of the protagonists career when he was in a relatively comfortable environment, he moved out of the comfort zone to tackle a new challenge, in response to a higher calling. The detours in his life journey, the prejudice and discrimination in the workplace, the consistent acts of fairness of people of good will, the secrets of his success, and the mellowing of his worldview and religious faith are the substance of this unusual book of inspiration. For a deeper appreciation of one who has led a life full of challenges, a life characterized by many successes against high odds and a life replete with recognitions and awards in secular and religious settings, I invite you to read on.
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A complete and comprehensive guide to why kids behave and think the way they do-and how to bring out the best in them. In the U.S., more than 10% of children are diagnosed with psychiatric disorders, while countless others remain undiagnosed. Defining what is "normal" and what is not is of great concern to anyone who works with, guides, nurtures, teaches, or parents children. With new discoveries in mental disorders that affect children, Child Psychology & Development For Dummies provides an informational guide to cognitive development at every stage of a child's life, as well as how to diagnose, treat, and overcome the cognitive barriers that impede learning and development. How to identify and treat mental disorders Covers behavior disorders, autism, attention deficit disorder, reading disabilities, bipolar disorder, and more Guidance on helping a child control impulses, develop self esteem, and have good relationships An essential guide for parents, teachers, and caregivers, Child Psychology & Development For Dummies provides a detailed overview of an average child's cognitive development, how to detect abnormalities, and what to do next.
Cuentos from the House on West Connecticut Avenue began as a writing exercise in a teacher’s seminar. The assignment was to write about your first house with as much detail as possible. As I wrote, I remembered and began to lose track of time. That is how the first story, “The Bottom Drawer”, came into existence. Were there more stories in me? Ones that others could relate to? Oh, yes! In “And Then Came Eloisa” you will remember the houseguest that overstayed her welcome. “The Green American” blends comedy and sadness in dealing with the subject of racism. The two Christmas stories that are included are examples of how some families deal with the challenges of maintaining important values and allowing for change. Hysterically funny and always thought provoking, Cuentos lets you experience what it was like growing up eating rice and beans and believing that you could teach others to fly. Filled with rich, evocative language, each story lets you see how the future is shaped by how we see our past.
Having spent years together in the military, a group of men became close friends. Although they have seen the good and the bad throughout their careers, they all share an ideal— in some situations, quick and direct action was necessary. As retirement neared, these men came up with an idea and formulated a plan. Backed with experience and passion, they enthusiastically formed a clandestine organization made to take care of unstable situations before they fell apart. Despite being based in the U.S., they didn’t have the sanction or backing of the government and country they are aiming to protect. In the beginning, they used unofficial ties and funding, but they were all aware that such support would not last forever. In a bold move designed to make them independent of outside help, the organization stepped out of the shadows to operate as a legitimate private security company while still secretly maintaining their original organization. Things ran smoothly for a while, but the heads of the corporation knew they needed to plan for the future against the inevitable competition for big contracts. So they put into action a plan with the potential to change the face of war and science—forever. With secret plans and risky moves, the group must be careful in handling their newest project, or they may lose control of what could be the world’s most dangerous weapons.
This book explains why some Korean high school students sleep during English classes in spite of the emphasized value of English in their society. It examines how this sleeping-in-class phenomenon can be understood by means of such marginalized students’ emic outlooks on themselves, the target language, their teachers, schools, and society/culture; and by means of the views of teachers who have experienced such in-class sleepers. To understand the phenomenon more holistically, it pursues a multi-disciplinary approach drawing on studies of demotivation and amotivation, psychological needs, and student experiences of schooling, as well as sociocultural theories of learning and agency and of interpersonal dynamics, among others. On the basis of a multi-modal analysis of interview data from the student and teacher participants, it theoretically interprets the phenomenon at the classroom (‘micro-’), school (‘meso-’) and society-culture (‘macro-’) levels. Taking a humanistic/existential approach to education, it subsequently presents a number of cultural actions that it advocates implementing in a situation-sensitive manner to help in-class sleepers and their educational institutions awaken from their chronic slumber. Lastly, it presents practical and theoretical implications for more humanistic pedagogy, and global studies of student disengagement, in English-as-a-foreign-language classes.
"The Hollywood Curriculum is a sophisticated and thoughtful look at the portrayal of teachers in film and television in an exceptionally accessible way. Dalton draws on some of the most relevant and exciting theory to evaluate teacher films and demonstrates a masterful insight into the worlds of education and film studies. This book is a must-read for those interested in exploring the intersection of teaching, curriculum, film/television, and society, and is an outstanding contribution to the literature."-Alan S. Marcus, Associate Professor of Curriculum and Instruction, University of Connecticut; Author of Celluloid Blackboard: Teaching History with Film and Teaching History with Film: Strategies for Secondary Social Studies --Book Jacket.
Grab your passport to discover primary sources related to each of eight different cultures with activities to help teach important fluency strategies. While learning about people and cultures from around the world, students make content-area connections, develop fluent and meaningful oral reading, and develop vocabulary and word decoding skills. Included with each text is a history connection, a vocabulary connection, and extension ideas. This resource is aligned to the interdisciplinary themes from the Partnership for 21st Century Skills and supports Common Core State Standards. 192pp.
The Divine MIracle is a science fiction fantasy partially based on 2 movies and a tv comedy show. The rest of the book comes from the active imagination of the author. The author had ideas for the novel for years but decided to put his ideas on paper after the death of an uncle in 2007. The Divine Miracle has many elements including comedy, drama, action and adventure. This is the first book in a four part series.
This book provides school administrators with practical, easy-to-use, and inexpensive ways to reward and recognize the efforts of their staff. More than 100 ideas are divided into three categories based on the amount of effort they require. Recognizing and rewarding your staff can be as simple as writing a heartfelt thank-you note to a bus driver or as unexpected as taking a teacher's grading duty for a night. This invaluable guide will help principals and superintendents everywhere bring out the best in their teachers and staff members. The best part is that rewarding and inspiring your staff will be rewarding and inspiring for you too. Dr. Emily E. Houck is the former superintendent of the Scott Valley Unified School District in California.
Design and Technology in Primary School Classrooms presents a comprehensive account of the development and nature of design and technology in the primary classroom from the modest beginnings in the 1980s to detailed implementation within the National Curriculum. It shows how the design/problem solving process and the knowledge, skills and understanding associated with design and technology can be developed by teachers who were previously unfamiliar with such activities. Case studies demonstrate the teaching strategies employed and illustrate in detail how children respond to design and technology in complex ways. The book combines original classroom research data wuth extensive illustrations, resource information and summaries of what design and technology in the National Curriculum involves.
Now you see me, now you don’t! My name’s Wren, and I’m a liminal who can phase in and out of the real world. Sounds like an awesome trick, right? Yeah. Like everything that’s supposed to be cool, it’s complicated. I’m caught between two warring factions who’d kill to get a piece of me. Someone’s blocked my energy flows so if I phase I’ll get trapped in a ghostlike plane called Between…and die. And to top it all off, I’m totally crushing on my only ally, mysterious bad boy Kade. Sad thing is he’s keeping secrets from me, just like everyone else. My life’s spinning out of control. I don’t know who to trust anymore. And what I find lurking Between is the biggest shock of all. ~Winner, Editor’s Choice Division: Romance Writers of New Zealand Strictly Single contest ~Second place, Published Authors Division: From the Heart Romance Writers Golden Gateway contest Young Adult paranormal romance, approx 79,000 words Warning: Contains swearing that may be more suited to older readers Other YA books by Maree Anderson: ~Freaks of Greenfield High (Freaks, Book One) ~Freaks in the City (Freaks, Book Two) ~Freaks Under Fire (Freaks, Books Three)
The Moon Over Kyoto represents what we want to accomplish in our lives. It means to never give up on a goal or a dream even when it seems impossible to achieve. My parents started selling and using drugs the year I was born. My father made $10,000 a day. However, with our wealth came one horror story after another.
The Sparrow’s Spirit (HB)By: Bill Welker The Sparrow’s Spirit is an inspirational tale of triumph over self-destruction and adversity. Bill Welker vividly describes his lifelong battle to conquer the ultimate opponent – himself.-Rob Koll, NCAA National Champion, Head Wrestling Coach at Cornell University Dr. Bill Welker’s road to adulthood was filled with many trial-and-error experiences in which he usually took the wrong path. He grew up under the dominion of a loving mother and an austere father.As an adolescent, Welker’s life revolved around the sport of wrestling – and nothing else. Studying in high school was an unwanted necessity to stay eligible. But the desire to continue on the mats in college decreased until the fire to compete burned out. Welker began to make very poor choices which resulted in his removal from the wrestling team and almost led to his expulsion from school. Welker felt totally alone as his life began to collapse around him. There was nowhere to turn; he couldn’t go home a failure. He was absorbed by self-doubt, uselessness, and fell into a deep depression. Welker had lost all hope until he began to change priorities and found someone who believed in him. Still, the struggle wasn’t over, but the struggle is the glory.
I was involved in a project called Start> Becoming a Good Samaritan. As the author of the book and curriculum, I had the honor and privilege of working with some of today's foremost Christian thinkers, authors, and pastors on the subject of what it takes to live out your faith as a modern day Good Samaritan. Imagine spending time with Philip Yancey, Chuck Colson, Desmond Tutu, John Ortberg, Eugene Peterson, Joni Eareckson Tada, Rich Stearns, and Kay Warren--just to name a few--talking about practical, real ways to live like a Good Samaritan. It was insightful, instructive and inspiring. But most of all it was approachable and real! What does my experience working with these very prominent Christians have to do with writing the forward for Jim's book? I'll use those words again--"approachable and real..." --Michael Seaton; Author--Start> Becoming a Good Samaritan (excerpt from foreword)
Set against the harsh and gritty background of the Industrial Revolution, this is a story of poverty and star-crossed love, of sexual exploitation and deceit, of greed, murder and revenge. Luther Dearne has made a fortune wheeling and dealing with the wealthy ironmasters of South Riding, and by cheating the Swedish shippers who bring their iron to sell in England. Rich, powerful and apparently above the law, he has everything his heart desires - except children. When one day a woman turns up in the tavern with an orphaned little girl for sale, Luther does not hesitate, he buys her. Little does he know that Lissie, with her great beauty and mysterious origins, whom his wife hates at first sight, will prove to be both his greatest joy and his deepest heartache - and finally his undoing.