Days In The Life

Author: Jonathon Green
Editor: Random House
ISBN: 1448104440
Size: 16,90 MB
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Jonothan Green offers a time trip from lat-fifties CND, beatniks and bop to the threshold of our own decade's designer revolutionaries and style warriors. . . His chosen form is the oral history pioneered by Studs Terkel in which cross-cut voices recount a shared experience or epoch. . . what anecdotes!'Guardian. Green has collected 101 quintessential sixties groovers and lovingly teased out their memories, all of them refreshingly self-critical and remarkably sharpened by hindsight. 'Glasgow Herald. `This is the first publication I've seen on the 1960s to address all closely the question: how did it feel in that dawn to be alive?. . . An action packed tapestry of illuminating flashbacks. 'Spectator.

The World Is My Classroom

Author: Joanne Benham Rennick
Editor: University of Toronto Press
ISBN: 1442615826
Size: 18,46 MB
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International education and learn-abroad programs have received heightened interest in the knowledge economy, and universities are keen to create successful programs for students. The World Is My Classroom presents diverse perspectives on these experiential learning programs and ways of globalizing Canadian classrooms. Examining themes such as global education, global citizenship, and service learning, it sheds light on current debates that are of concern for faculty members, administrators, international partners, and students alike. The World Is My Classroom is the first book to examine pedagogical questions about the internationalization and globalization of higher education from an explicitly Canadian perspective. It features original reflections from students on their experiences in learn-abroad programs, as well a foreword by Craig and Marc Kielburger, founders of Free the Children and Me to We, on the benefits of international learning experiences. Universities considering developing, enhancing, and refining their learning abroad programs, as well as students considering these programs and experiences, will find this an insightful and useful book.

Mad Season

Author: Joseph Stone
Editor: iUniverse
ISBN: 0595345085
Size: 14,45 MB
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Jack Clooney is a twenty-something aspiring writer, who is in love with Allison Blake, the beautiful, adventurous woman who has captured his heart. One evening Allison goes out with her friends and doesn't come home until the next morning. Afterward she tells a heartbroken Jack that she needs space. Jack desperately wants Allison back, but he doesn't know how. He must decide whether he wants to be the man he's always yearned to be, or whether he should continue hanging out with his juvenile friends. Jack solicits the help of his happy-go-lucky brother Kevin, and best friend Annie, to try to win Allison's heart again. As all three friends become immersed in self-destructive mischief, Jack soon realizes that his chances redemption are quickly diminishing. Kevin's attention is diverted away from his quest for true love by plans for a Bigfoot-Sighting Party, and he tries to recruit someone crazy enough to dress up in a Bigfoot costume and scare the partygoers. Mad Season will take you on a twisting, turning, arms-in-the-air roller coaster ride through the insane life of Jack Clooney, who must deal with a loveable, very hairy, eight-foot Yeti who may be the only living thing who can help heal his broken heart.

Vanilla Mommy

Author: Bradie Moore
Editor: Xulon Press
ISBN: 1594672741
Size: 14,46 MB
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Moore tells the unique, true story of a young, single white woman who must learn about everything from nappy hair to ashy skin when she adopts a five-year-old African-American girl from the Los Angeles County Department of Children's Services.

One Rough Man

Author: Brad Taylor
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 9781101475782
Size: 20,82 MB
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The first Pike Logan novel from New York Times bestselling author Brad Taylor. They call it the Taskforce. Commissioned at the highest level of the U.S. government. Protected from the prying eyes of Congress and the media. Designed to operate outside the bounds of U.S. law. Trained to exist on the ragged edge of human capability. Pike Logan was the most successful operator on the Taskforce, his instincts and talents unrivaled—until personal tragedy permanently altered his outlook on the world. Pike knows what the rest of the country might not want to admit: The real threat isn’t from any nation, any government, any terrorist group. The real threat is one or two men, controlled by ideology, operating independently, in possession of a powerful weapon. Buried in a stack of intercepted chatter is evidence of two such men. The transcripts are scheduled for analysis in three months. The attack is mere days away. It is their bad luck that they’re about to cross paths with Pike Logan. Because Pike Logan has nothing left to lose.

Writing And Teaching To Change The World

Author: Stephanie Jones
Editor: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807772828
Size: 12,35 MB
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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.

Writing To Change The World

Author: Mary Pipher, PhD
Editor: Penguin
ISBN: 1440679460
Size: 10,30 MB
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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.

Things Will Never Be The Same

Author: Howard Waldrop
Editor: Small Beer Press
ISBN: 1618730797
Size: 12,66 MB
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Sixteen of the best short stories from the one and only culture mashup genius brain of Howard Waldrop.

Many Shades Of Gray

Author: Dyanne Davis
Editor: Genesis Press, Inc.
ISBN: 158571562X
Size: 20,68 MB
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She's escaped to his white world. He finds comfort in her black world. When the two worlds collide they are left with Shades of Gray. Publishing tycoon, Simon Kohl loves his wife, Janice, even though he feels she's trying to push him away. But he's harboring a secret so dark that it may be the excuse his wife is looking for to end things. New York Times best-selling author, Janice Lace has begun a new life with her husband Simon. Determined to rid herself of old relationship demons Janice tries to keep her husband interest and attention by causing a lot of drama. But she doesn't have to search hard for drama because it soon finds her. . . and his name is Tommy Strong, her ex. If Tommy gets his way Janice will be his and if Tommy doesn't get his way. . . well there will be hell to pay. Will Janice and Simon be able to but their past behind them or will the past color the future In Shades of Gray?