Happy Teachers Change The World

Autore: Thich Nhat Hanh
Editore: Parallax Press
ISBN: 194152964X
Grandezza: 76,41 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 1438

Happy Teachers Change the World is the first official, authoritative manual of the Thich Nhat Hanh/Plum Village approach to mindfulness in education. Spanning the whole range of schools and grade levels, from preschool through higher education, these techniques are grounded in the everyday world of schools, colleges, and universities. Beginning firmly with teachers and all those working with students, including administrators, counselors, and other personnel, the Plum Village approach stresses that educators must first establish their own mindfulness practice since everything they do in the classroom will be based on that foundation. The book includes easy-to-follow, step-by-step techniques perfected by educators to teach themselves and to apply to their work with students and colleagues, along with inspirational stories of the ways in which teachers have made mindfulness practice alive and relevant for themselves and their students across the school and out into the community. The instructions in Happy Teachers Change the World are offered as basic practices taught by Thich Nhat Hanh, followed by guidance from educators using these practices in their classrooms, with ample in-class interpretations, activities, tips, and instructions. Woven throughout are stories from members of the Plum Village community around the world who are applying these teachings in their own lives and educational contexts.

Three Breaths And Begin

Autore: William Meyer
Editore: New World Library
ISBN: 1608685721
Grandezza: 53,36 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 9235

LEARN THE TRANSFORMATIVE POWER OF MEDITATION IN THE CLASSROOM Meditation can be a potent practice for creating focus and facilitating learning in the classroom, for kindergarteners, grad students, and everyone in between. Longtime schoolteacher William Meyer has taught a variety of meditation techniques to students, fellow teachers, and parents with remarkable results. In Three Breaths and Begin, Meyer details how teachers can incorporate mindfulness into their curricula every day. He covers every aspect of teaching meditation, from creating a dedicated space in the classroom to meditating on field trips, in sports settings, and even in the midst of tragedy. Offering numerous ready-to-use scripted meditations, this insightful, practical, and loving guide will benefit anyone interested in the well-being of students — and, most of all, the students themselves.

Holistic Curriculum Third Edition

Autore: John P. Miller
Editore: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1487523173
Grandezza: 64,37 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 9706

Used as the basis of the program at the Equinox Holistic Alternative School in Toronto, The Holistic Curriculum advocates for an integrative approach to teaching and learning with a focus on developing a deep connection between mind and body.

An Educator S Guide To Using Your 3 Eyes

Autore: Megan R. Sweet Ed. D.
Editore: Balboa Press
ISBN: 1982215259
Grandezza: 45,73 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 3357

Applying intellect, insight, and intuition to promote school-wide transformation for educators through interpersonal reflection and hands-on tools. This is no one-size-fits-all approach to education that provides a formula or a practical how-to guide. The truths found in this book are about applying research-based best practices to the processes that lie outside of academia. Readers will find themselves getting out their pens and highlighters to write in the margins and apply personal reflection to the teachings. The three Is—intellect, insight, and intuition—are tools for educators to find personal growth and development inside the structure of the school system so that they can promote school-wide transformation. When educators stop fighting the system and instead look inward for the answers, they will begin to see the improved student achievement and involvement they crave. Readers will walk away with: — greater self-awareness that will improve the classroom and educational landscape around them, — improved self-appreciation that will fuel empathy in the classroom and workplace, — clarity about the origin and influence of their beliefs that will help them combat negative beliefs and take advantage of positive beliefs, and — better decision-making skills developed through a contemplative approach.

Can We Be Happier

Autore: Richard Layard
Editore: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241430011
Grandezza: 57,67 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 6430

Most people now realise that economic growth, however desirable, will not solve all our problems. Instead, we need a philosophy and a science which encompasses a much fuller range of human need and experience. This book argues that the goal for a society must be the greatest possible all round happiness, and shows how each of us can become more effective creators of happiness, both as citizens and in our own organisations. Written with Richard Layard's characteristic clarity, it provides hard evidence that increasing happiness is the right aim, and that it can be achieved. Its language is simple, its evidence impressive, its effect inspiring.

Teachers Change The World One Child At A Time

Autore: Thank You Thank You Notes for Teacher
Editore: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781548265373
Grandezza: 61,45 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 9656

This Journal/ Notebook is perfect gift for your teachers -50 Of Favorite Inspirational Quotes For Teachers. -Product Measures: 15.24x 22.86 Cm (6"X 9"),Lined Notebook -Cover: Tough matte paperback. -Binding: Secure professional trade paperback binding, i.e. it's built to last; pages won't fall out after a few months of use. Makes the Perfect Gift -Surprise your teacher or someone special in your life and make them smile. Good Luck and Happy Journaling.

Teachers Change The World One Child At A Time

Autore: Teachers Press Journal
ISBN: 9781693123191
Grandezza: 63,46 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 468

Book Details: Book Size 6'x9' 150 Pages 75 Sheets Blanked Lined College Ruled Journal Notebook This extra special Teacher Appreciation Notebook or Journal is the perfect way to express your gratitude to the best Teacher ever! Filled with 75 double sided sheets (150 writing pages!) of lined paper, this Motivational and Inspirational Notebook with quote makes a Memorable and useful gift for Teacher. With the Heartwarming quote on the full-color matte SOFT Cover, This Notebook will help remind a Teacher that their work is truly appreciated. With custom sized pages(6'x9') this Notebook with chalk style lettering is the perfect size to tuck into a purse, keep on a desk or as a cherished bedside companion. Give a Teacher a gift they'll remember you! Cute NoteBooks for Teacher are also Perfect for: Teacher Appreciation Gifts Teacher Graduation Gifts Teacher christmas Gifts Teacher Thank You Gifts Teacher Training Gifts Teacher Retirement Gifts Teacher Dad Gift Student Teacher Gifts Math Teacher Gifts English Teacher Gift Best Teacher Gift Favourite Teacher Gift

Writing And Teaching To Change The World

Autore: Stephanie Jones
Editore: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807772828
Grandezza: 80,13 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 5416

Perfect for use in teacher preparation courses and professional learning groups, this book shows what critical pedagogy looks like and identifies the conditions needed for it to emerge in the K–12 classroom. Focusing on and documenting their experiences with one of their most disenfranchised students, six teachers analyze and rethink what they do in the classroom and why they do it. In so doing, each comes to re-imagine who they are as teachers and as individuals. This engaging collection illuminates writing as a powerful tool for thinking deeply about how and why teachers respond to students in particular ways. Book Features: Prompts and suggested writing exercises at the end of each chapter to support teacher-writer groups. Guiding questions at the end of each chapter to support the instructional practices of K-12 teachers. Powerful stories of teachers' and students' experiences with standards, tracking practices, evaluation practices, and life. Helpful appendices, including books for further reading and an essay about the Oral Inquiry Process by Bob Fecho. “This is an important book for all teachers to read—beginners and experienced, as it confronts all of us as teachers to pay attention to the social and political contexts within which we work and consider what we often ignore—our student’s lives outside of school.” —From the Foreword by Ann Lieberman, Senior Scholar at Stanford University “Kudos to Stephanie Jones and her colleagues for making moral sense of the day-to-day craft of education.” —Carl Glickman, educator and author of The Trembling Field: Stories of Wonder, Possibilities, and Downright Craziness Stephanie Jones is associate professor in the department of educational theory and practice at The University of Georgia, and co-director of the Red Clay Writing Project. Her books include The Reading Turn-Around: A Five-Part Framework for Differentiated Instruction.

Managing To Change The World

Autore: Alison Green
Editore: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118137612
Grandezza: 66,59 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 8947

"Why getting results should be every nonprofit manager's first priorityA nonprofit manager's fundamental job is to get results, sustained over time, rather than boost morale or promote staff development. This is a shift from the tenor of many management books, particularly in the nonprofit world. Managing to Change the World is designed to teach new and experienced nonprofit managers the fundamental skills of effective management, including: Managing specific tasks and broader responsibilities; Setting clear goals and holding people accountable to them; creating a results-oriented culture; hiring, developing, and retaining a staff of superstars. Offers nonprofit managers a clear guide to the most effective management skills: addressing performance problems and dismissing staffers who fall short Shows how to address performance problems, dismiss staffers who fall short, and the right way to exercising authority Give guidance for managing time wisely and offers suggestions for staying in sync with yourboss and managing up This important resource contains 41 resources and downloadable tools that can be implemented immediately"--

Writing To Change The World

Autore: Mary Pipher, PhD
Editore: Penguin
ISBN: 1440679460
Grandezza: 15,95 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 9048

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Reviving Ophelia, Another Country, and The Shelter of Each Other comes an inspirational book that shows how words can change the world. Words are the most powerful tools at our disposal. With them, writers have saved lives and taken them, brought justice and confounded it, started wars and ended them. Writers can change the way we think and transform our definitions of right and wrong. Writing to Change the World is a beautiful paean to the transformative power of words. Encapsulating Mary Pipher's years as a writer and therapist, it features rousing commentary, personal anecdotes, memorable quotations, and stories of writers who have helped reshape society. It is a book that will shake up readers' beliefs, expand their minds, and possibly even inspire them to make their own mark on the world.

Our Holy Mission Change The World

Editore: Helen Hsiao
ISBN: 957416568X
Grandezza: 57,34 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 7744

Contemplating God Changing The World

Autore: Mario L. Aguilar
Editore: Church Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1596272112
Grandezza: 45,74 MB
Formato: PDF, Mobi
Vista: 2034

“Mario Aguilar skillfully, elegantly, and clearly presents the life and thought of some of the major spiritual forces of our time as a starting point for his own compelling reflections on the relationship between contemplation and politics... We need more books like this one.” —Professor Ivan Petrella, University of Miami Contemplation and political action defined the lives and work of six of the most inspiring Christian leaders of the twentieth century: Thomas Merton, Ernesto Cardenal, Daniel Berrigan, Sheila Cassidy, Desmond Tutu, and Mother Teresa. Each one embraced a silent, purposeful life of prayer, contemplation, and conversation with God, which the author contends was the very foundation for their public activism. Aguilar profiles these outstanding religious figures, illustrating how their contemplation of God gave them courage and understanding not just to grow in personal holiness, but to become one with God through responding to the needs of others. It was their spiritual life that gave them the energy, commitment, and strength to help feed the hungry, clothe the naked, and liberate the oppressed, even in the darkest, most difficult times. Yet, as Aguilar shows, it is not just a chosen few who are called to combine prayer with political action: through the regular contemplation of God, all Christians can be empowered to work toward social transformation and a just world.

Accelerating And Extending Literacy For Diverse Students

Autore: Dorothy Sisk
Editore: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 147581786X
Grandezza: 39,30 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 286

Accelerating and Extending Literacy for Diverse Students addresses the need to equip teachers with the best research and practices to ensure they become dedicated to not just teaching, but knowing and reaching diverse learners.

New Understandings Of Teacher S Work

Autore: Christopher Day
Editore: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9789400705456
Grandezza: 25,39 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub
Vista: 7435

Within educational research that seeks to understand the quality and effectiveness of teachers and school, the role emotions play in educational change and school improvement has become a subject of increasing importance. In this book, scholars from around the world explore the connections between teaching, teacher education, teacher emotions, educational change and school leadership. (For this text, “teacher” encompasses pre-service teachers, in-service teachers and headteachers, or principals). New Understandings of Teacher’s Work: Emotions and Educational Change is divided into four themes: educational change; teachers and teaching; teacher education; and emotions in leadership. The chapters address the key basic and substantive issues relative to the central emotional themes of the following: teachers’ lives and careers in teaching; the role emotions play in teachers’ work; lives and leadership roles in the context of educational reform; the working conditions; the context-specific dynamics of reform work; school/teacher cultures; individual biographies that affect teachers’ emotional well-being; and the implications for the management and leadership of educational change, and for development, of teacher education.

Modelling Happiness

Autore: Reen Rose
ISBN: 9780993988325
Grandezza: 27,24 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 3668

This book is about change, choice, and happiness. Evidence based research has discovered many benefits for living a happy life. Being more successful, living longer, and having stronger support networks are just three reasons. The advantages are clear, yet more young people than ever are dealing with mental health issues like depression, and anxiety. Children learn by observing the adults in their lives. Are you showing them how to live a robustly happy life? Happiness skills can be taught by changing school and family philosophies; you don't need to add more curriculum to your already busy days. Think of the change you could make in the world, if you demonstrated positive ways to deal with difficulties, and included discussions about the way humans are hardwired to feel. Discover the eight precepts, or principles for action. Each one is based on scientific research, and is designed to increase your knowledge and understanding of human emotions, as well as give you happiness boosting strategies. Too often you don't know what makes you happy, or how to regain positive feelings once they have disappeared. By modelling these principles, you can help increase the happiness of the world, one child, one classroom, one family at a time.

The Happy Child

Autore: Steven Harrison
Editore: Sentient Publications
ISBN: 1591810000
Grandezza: 75,18 MB
Formato: PDF, Kindle
Vista: 2665

In his thought-provoking new book, the author ventures far outside the box of traditional thinking about education. His radical proposal? Children naturally want to learn, so let them direct their own education in democratic learning communities where they can interact seamlessly with their neighbourhoods, their towns, and the world at large. Most learning systems apply external motivation through grades, rankings, teacher direction, and approval. 'The Happy Child' suggests that a self-motivated child who is interdependent within a community can develop the full human potential to live a creative and fulfilling life. Harrison focuses on the integration of the whole child, the learning environment, and the non-coercive spirit of curiosity-driven education. With practical suggestions, Harrison details how to provide a living and responsive environment that can meet the expanding mind of a child--an environment that is non-coercive, democratic, and relationship-based. A child can thrive in a model where all participants view the child as an interdependent individual in the community--an individual who is both expressive and fully responsible. A happy child will flourish with an education that recognises that the child is already fully expressive and relating to life. And a happy child, the author, asserts, is at the core of a truly functional and creative society.

The Happy Teacher

Autore: Melville Best Anderson
Grandezza: 25,22 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Docs
Vista: 4665

Healthy Happy Sexy

Autore: Katie Silcox
Editore: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1476757380
Grandezza: 74,29 MB
Formato: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Vista: 9168

A hip, sensual Ayurveda bible for the modern woman, this life-changing guide distills ancient teachings into a spirit-infused yet pragmatic approach to your physical, mental, and spiritual health. Teacher and yoga instructor Katie Silcox is a leading expert on Ayurveda. She knows that bringing ancient wisdom into our modern lives does not mean sacrificing the occasional rendezvous with red wine, fashion magazines, and other sensual pleasures. In Healthy Happy Sexy, Katie offers not only a philosophy of life but a time-tested (we’re talking thousands of years!) method for living your most radiant, healthy, and sexually vital life possible. Covering everything from how to get the perfect poo to glowing skin to deeper sexual fulfillment, here is a complete guide to women’s health. It offers evocative questions, journaling exercises, simple but deep meditations, and natural recipes and remedies for common health and beauty needs. By engaging in these lifestyle choices, you will experience ancient practices that resonate with the way we live our lives now. Combining Ayurvedic wisdom with practical tools and her lively, playful, and down-to-earth voice, Katie provides a method to heal, entertain, inspire, and remind you that you are one sexy goddess.

The Developing Individual In A Changing World Volume I

Autore: Klaus F. Riegel
Editore: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 0202361292
Grandezza: 78,82 MB
Formato: PDF
Vista: 9125

This two-volume work levels both criticism and challenge to traditional developmental psychology. For too long, developmental psychologists have been studying individuals as if they developed in a sociocultural vacuum. As psychologists began to study the individual's development more broadly, they considered the impact of a number of other factors in the physical and social environment: early education, sociocultural differences, mass communication, alternative living arrangements, and medical care--to name but a few. Volume I, Historical and Cultural Issues, examines the problems of behavioral development from historical, political, theoretical, and cultural points of view. A number of content areas already familiar to developmental psychologists are discussed: Piaget's theory, perceptual development, socialization, and language acquisition. In addition, topics relatively unfamiliar to American psychologists are included: the contribution of early European developmentalists such as William and Clara Stern, Alfred Binet, and Eduard Spranger; and an introduction to recent Soviet developmental theory. Volume II, Social and Environmental Issues, considers the effects of changes in social and environmental conditions upon individual development. The expanding impact of technology such as the communications media, the importance of nutrition, and the design of playgrounds and other spaces for growing children are among the changes examined, as are the impact of social organizations and interactions within small groups, focusing upon preschool education, interaction within the family, and personality development throughout the individual's life. Klaus F. Riegel (1925-1977) was a professor of psychology at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. His books include Psychology, mon amour: A countertext, Foundations of Dialectical Psychology, and Psychological Studies in Bilingual Performances and Cross-linguistic Differences. John A. Meacham is distinguished professor of psychology at the University of Buffalo. His current research interests include the influence of student diversity on teaching and learning and the science of teaching for and assessment of undergraduate teaching and learning. He has served as a consultant for the Association of American Colleges and Universities' Asheville Institute on General Education and initiated the concept of prospective memory.

The Art Of Happiness In A Troubled World

Autore: The Dalai Lama
Editore: Hachette UK
ISBN: 184894666X
Grandezza: 33,82 MB
Formato: PDF, Docs
Vista: 3769

Following on from the internationally bestselling The Art of Happiness, the Dalai Lama and Howard Cutler bring us the inspiring The Art of Happiness in a Troubled World. This inspirational book brings the successful East-meets-West pairing together again to provide a practical application of Tibetan Buddhist spiritual values to the fast-paced, unpredictable, stressful and demanding world we all live in today. In this wise, insightful and practical book, the Dalai Lama shows us how to follow the path that will lead us to fulfilment, purpose and happiness, even in our troubled modern times.