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Haunted: A Bishop/special Crimes Unit Novel (A Bishop/SCU Novel #3)

by Kay Hooper

How do you make peace with the dead if the dead aren't ready to forgive? In New York Times bestselling author Kay Hooper's new novel, the answer lies in the twisting shadows of a small town, and its secrets yet unearthed... When Deacon James's younger sister Melanie calls him, terrified, he goes to her aid in the small Georgia town of Sociable. What he finds is a scared young woman in the grip of what she insists is a paranormal nightmare--and murder. Two local men have been killed under mysterious circumstances. And Melanie is the prime suspect. Trinity Nichols left a high-stress job for quiet, small-town life. But news of the murders has left her--and the town--on edge, especially when there is nothing remotely ordinary about how the men died. And her investigation is yielding more than she bargained for, including a group of strangers who have descended on Sociable, some with abilities Trinity finds hard to believe, and agendas she refuses to trust. For some reason, they know a lot more than they should about what's happening in town. And what's happening is growing stranger by the minute. Now Trinity, Deacon, and this odd band of FBI agents must work together to solve a series of disturbances so incredible that Trinity, and the town of Sociable, will be changed forever. She just isn't certain who--or what--will be left standing when it's all over.

For the Love: Fighting for Grace in a World of Impossible Standards

by Jen Hatmaker

Best-selling author Jen Hatmaker is convinced life can be lovely and fun and courageous and kind. She knows how the squeeze of this life can make us competitive and judgmental, how we can lose love for others and then for ourselves. She reveals how to: Break free of guilt and shame by dismantling the unattainable Pinterest life. Learn to engage our culture's controversial issues with a grace-first approach. Be liberated to love and release the burden of always being right. Identify the tools you already have to develop real-life, all-in, know-my-junk-but-love-me-anyway friendships. Escape our impossible standards for parenting and marriage by accepting the standard of "mostly good." Laugh your butt off. In this raucous ride to freedom for modern women, Jen Hatmaker bares the refreshing wisdom, wry humor, no-nonsense faith, liberating insight, and fearless honesty that have made her beloved by women worldwide.

Boundaries Updated and Expanded Edition: When to Say Yes, How to Say No To Take Control of Your Life (Mini Bks.)

by Henry Cloud John Townsend

To regain control of your life, you’ve never needed Boundaries more than you do today in today’s always-on, always-connected digital world. Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend wrote the New York Times bestselling book on Boundaries – the personal property lines that define who you are and who you are not, and influence all areas of your life – physically, emotionally, spiritually. And now, over 2 million changed lives later, Cloud & Townsend have updated and expanded this bestseller with essential guidance for setting Boundaries in today’s digital age.If you’ve ever wondered: Can I set limits and still be a loving person? How do I answer someone who wants my time, love, energy, or money? Why do I feel guilty when I consider setting boundaries? Unpacking the 10 laws of boundaries, Drs. Henry Cloud and John Townsend give you biblically based answers to these and other tough questions, and show you how to set healthy boundaries with your spouse, children, friends, coworkers, and even with yourself.In Boundaries, Drs. Cloud and Townsend show you how to bring new health to your relationships. You’ll discover firsthand how to reclaim your freedom to walk as the loving, giving, fulfilled individual God created you to be.

The Case for Christ: A Journalist's Personal Investigation of the Evidence for Jesus (Case for ... Series)

by Lee Strobel

Is there credible evidence that Jesus of Nazareth really is the Son of God? Retracing his own spiritual journey from atheism to faith, Lee Strobel, former legal editor of the Chicago Tribune, cross-examines a dozen experts with doctorates from schools like Cambridge, Princeton, and Brandeis who are recognized authorities in their own fields.Strobel challenges them with questions like, How reliable is the New Testament? Does evidence for Jesus exist outside the Bible? Is there any reason to believe the resurrection was an actual event?Winner of the Gold Medallion Book Award and twice nominated for the Christian Book of the Year Award, Strobel’s tough, point-blank questions read like a captivating, fast-paced novel. But it’s not fiction. It’s a riveting quest for the truth about history’s most compelling figure.The new edition includes scores of revisions and additions, including updated material on archaeological and manuscript discoveries, fresh recommendations for further study, and an interview with the author that tells dramatic stories about the book's impact, provides behind-the-scenes information, and responds to critiques of the book by skeptics. As The Case for Christ and its ancillary resources approach 10 million copies in print, this updated edition will prove even more valuable to contemporary readers.

Divine Direction: 7 Decisions That Will Change Your Life

by Craig Groeschel

Master the decisions that will make your life everything God wants it to be.Every day we make choices. And those choices accumulate and eventually become our life story. What would your life look like if you became an expert at making those choices?In this inspiring guidebook, New York Times bestselling author Craig Groeschel shows how the choices that are in your power, if aligned with biblical principles, will lead to a life you’ve never imagined.Divine Direction will help you seek wisdom through seven principles. You’ll consider one thing to stop that’s hindering you; how to start a new habit to re-direct your path; where you should stay committed; and when you should go even if it’s easier to stay. The book also includes criteria that will help you feel confident in the right choice, and encourages you with principles for trusting God with your decisions. What story do you want to tell about yourself? God is dedicated to the wonderful plan he’s laid out for you. The achievable and powerful steps in Divine Direction take you there one step at a time, big, or small.

Criminal Conduct and Substance Abuse Treatment for Adolescents: The Provider's Guide

by Dr Harvey B. Milkman Dr Kenneth W. Wanberg

This Provider's Guide introduces a comprehensive and developmentally appropriate treatment program,, Pathways for Self-Discovery and Change (PSDC), which provides the specific tools necessary for improving evaluation and treatment of at-risk youth, a particularly vulnerable patient population in the justice system. Using an adolescent-focused format, this protocol identifies psychological, biological, and social factors that contribute to the onset of adolescent deviance, and establishes guidelines for delivery of a 32-session treatment curriculum designed to rehabilitate both male and female adolescents with co-occurring substance abuse and criminal conduct.Now in its Second Edition, this guide provides treatment practitioners, program evaluators, and youth services administrators with the most up to date, comprehensive, and accessible information for the treatment and rehabilitation of juvenile justice clients. It is built on theoretical and research advances in the treatment and rehabilitation of juvenile justice clients, as well as feedback over the past seven years from PSDC counselees, treatment providers, and program administrators.

Inter/Cultural Communication: Representation and Construction of Culture

by Dr Anastacia Kurylo

Today, students are more familiar with other cultures than ever before because of the media, Internet, local diversity, and their own travels abroad. Using a social constructionist framework, Inter/Cultural Communication provides today's students with a rich understanding of how culture and communication affect and effect each other. Weaving multiple approaches together to provide a comprehensive understanding of and appreciation for the diversity of cultural and intercultural communication, this text helps students become more aware of their own identities and how powerful their identities can be in facilitating change—both in their own lives and in the lives of others.

Connecting Across Cultures: The Helper's Toolkit

by Dr Pamela A. Hays

Chock-full of fun exercises, surprising tips, and real-world case examples, Pamela A. Hays' Connecting Across Cultures: The Helper's Toolkit provides both students and professionals in health care and social service with the skills to develop respectful, smooth relationships with their clients and with the community at large. The book provides practical, hands-on strategies for connecting with people across differences related to ethnicity, religion, nationality, sexual orientation, disability, age, gender, and class. Since cross-cultural relationships add a level of difficulty to all the usual relationship challenges, this book will be applicable for almost every relationship you may encounter.

Understanding Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Educators Partnering with Families

by Michelle Rosen Haney

As prevalence rates and awareness of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) increase, there is a need for all educators to have a basic understanding of the disorder and how to teach affected children. Understanding Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders: Educators Partnering with Families introduces, in an accessible manner, the significant body of research and theory in the field of autism within the larger context of understanding the unique socio-cultural dimensions of individuals with ASD and their families.Engaging and user-friendly, Michelle Haney's text provides future educators insight into the complexity and diversity of children with ASD, the wide range of interventions and processes for make decisions about choosing interventions (teaming with parents to provide optimal educational opportunities), and the personal/professional growth that is likely to take place during such a journey.

Your Science Classroom: Becoming an Elementary / Middle School Science Teacher

by Marion J. Goldston Dr Laura M. Downey

Your Science Classroom: Becoming an Elementary / Middle School Science Teacher, by authors M. Jenice "Dee" Goldston and Laura Downey, is a core teaching methods textbook for use in elementary and middle school science methods courses. Designed around a practical, "practice-what-you-teach" approach to methods instruction, the text is based on current constructivist philosophy, organized around 5E inquiry, and guided by the National Science Education Teaching Standards.

When Treating All the Kids the SAME Is the REAL Problem: Educational Leadership and the 21st Century Dilemma of Difference

by Kendra V. Johnson Lisa N. Williams

Empowered solutions to close the achievement gap start here! This original, solution-oriented guide for school leaders helps to serve children of color, children from low-income families, and other marginalized student groups. Practical implementation strategies and tools assist school leaders to methodically tackle the challenges of equity-driven reform and: Understand the root cause of the racial-achievement gap Take concrete actions to transform the educational process Use daily, real-time data to determine effective teaching and learning practices Includes reflective-discussion questions and case studies. Accelerate the achievement of underserved students with this transformative book!

Negotiation: Strategies for Mutual Gain

by Dr Lavinia Hall

With contributions from top scholars in the field of negotiation, this clear and entertaining volume effectively blends technique with theory to present frameworks for effective negotiating, analyses of person-to-person negotiating situations and applications in organizational settings. Building on the concept that conflict, when managed well, can provide the impetus for growth, constructive change and mutual benefit, the book is dedicated to breaking the paradigm of winning and losing and transforming negotiation into a search for improved solutions to problems.

Excel Statistics: A Quick Guide

by Neil J. Salkind

Become a pro at using Excel for statistical analysis! Designed for users already familiar with basic computer operations, Neil J. Salkind's Excel Statistics: A Quick Guide shows readers how to utilize the features of Microsoft Excel to answer both simple and complex questions about data analysis. Excel novices and experts alike will find this text not only practical but easy to use and engaging.

Methods of Family Research

by Shannon N. Davis Theodore N. Greenstein

In the 3rd edition of Methods of Family Research, authors Theodore N. Greenstein and Shannon N. Davis continue to help students better understand the research results they encounter in doing family research. Using real-life examples to illustrate important concepts that family researchers encounter regularly, the text covers traditional quantitative methods, qualitative methods, and the mixed-method approach. Written in a clear, concise style, this book differs from other research methods texts, which focus on teaching students how to produce research, by teaching them how to consume research in a sophisticated, effective manner. The book introduces the basic concepts of social science research methods without excessive technical details.

Never Send a Human to Do a Machine's Job: Correcting the Top 5 EdTech Mistakes

by Yong Zhao Dr Gaoming Zhang Jing Lei Wei Qiu

Do what you do best and let technology do the rest Technology has transformed lives. Why then, has it not transformed education? What needs to change to ensure integration that empowers students and enhances teacher depth? Learn how to let technology cultivate student autonomy, creativity, and responsibility while focusing on lessons that hone higher-order and critical thinking skills. See technology as a complement rather than a replacement Embrace its creation potential over consumption Encourage personalized learning, autonomy, and creativity over outcomes Celebrate digital competence over curriculum improvement Focus on tech-pedagogy over product usage

Kindergarten Readiness

by Nancy L. Cappelloni

Put children on a path to success! Filled with photos and tools for practice, this is one of the rare resources to combine the latest research with immediately useable ideas and professional development support to help you equip our youngest students for formal schooling. This ready guidebook helps you: Understand the complexities of the transition to kindergarten Implement a successful program of instruction and assessment appropriate for children with various abilities Align your lessons with Common Core kindergarten standards Assess young children’s skills and abilities Tailor your program to enrich learning for all students

The RTI Startup Guide: Tools and Templates for Schoolwide Implementation

by Cynthia A. Lawrence

Why reinvent the wheel? Use these ready-made tools to implement RTI! This all-inclusive guide outlines the steps to establish an RTI team and system. The book provides the necessary forms, checklists, examples, and advice to streamline implementation, plus a companion website with digital versions of the tools. Cindy Lawrence considers the practical challenges that team members encounter, including how to: Set up an effective team, from leader to record keeper Set goals based on school assessment scores Determine the method for assessing struggling students Compile a comprehensive case file to maximize learner development Successfully communicate with parents

Answers to Essential Questions About Standards, Assessments, Grading, and Reporting

by Lee Ann Jung Thomas R. Guskey

The definitive guidebook to the complex terrain of 21st-century standards! Standards, assessments, grading, and reporting provide the foundation for nearly every initiative in modern education reform. But what do these terms actually mean? This easy-to-use Q&A gives short, simple, jargon-free answers to the questions that frequently stymie educators. Readers will come away with: A consistent vocabulary and frame of reference to share with other educators An understanding of effective implementation in all four areas Specific ideas for purposeful action Common ground that teachers, leadership teams, schools, and districts can use as a basis for successful improvement efforts

The Common Core Mathematics Standards: Transforming Practice Through Team Leadership (Corwin Mathematics Ser.)

by Don S. Balka Ted H. Hull Ruth Harbin Miles

Transform math instruction with effective CCSS leadership The Common Core State Standards for mathematics describe the “habits of mind” that teachers should develop in their students without which the content standards cannot be successfully implemented. This professional development resource helps principals and math leaders grapple with the changes that must be addressed so that teachers can implement the practices required by the CCSS. Included are: A clear explanation of the CCSS for Mathematical Practice Techniques to help leadership teams collaboratively implement and maintain the new standards A proficiency matrix with examples of instructional strategies for helping students reach competency in each standard

Developing a Learning Classroom: Moving Beyond Management Through Relationships, Relevance, and Rigor

by Ned A. Cooper Betty K. Garner

Discover powerful ways to connect with your students! All too often, managing a classroom means gaining control and implementing rules. Designed for any teacher struggling with student behavior, motivation, and engagement, this book explores how to create a thriving, learning-centered classroom through relationships, relevance, and rigor. Filled with classroom stories and immediate action steps, the book shows how to: Develop an interactive learning mindset Create a safe environment where students flourish Uncover a student's learning profile as well as your own teaching style Create classroom practices and procedures with student input Use brain-based instructional strategies to keep students engaged

The Rock 'n' Roll Classroom: Using Music to Manage Mood, Energy, and Learning

by Richard Allen W. W. Wood

Pump up the volume to increase student learning! Drawing on educational and neuroscientific research, the authors unlock the mystery of managing mood, energy, and learning with music in this one-of-a-kind handbook. No matter what subject or grade you teach, The Rock 'n' Roll Classroom provides all the notes you’ll need to shake up your classroom and engage each of your students, including: Playlists customized for specific purposes like reducing students’ stress or increasing focus Tips and tricks for accessing all your tunes easily and inexpensively Anecdotes from teachers about how they use music to manage everyday situations Sample lessons across grade levels

Planting the Seeds of Algebra, PreK–2: Explorations for the Early Grades

by Monica M. Neagoy

Help young minds explore algebraic concepts This book shows teachers how to create a strong foundation in algebra for very young children. Using in-depth math “explorations,” the author unpacks—step by step—the hidden connections to higher algebra. Each exploration contains an elegantly simple grade-banded lesson (on addition, subtraction, patterns, and odd and even numbers), followed by a discussion of the lesson's algebra connections, as well as suggestions for additional problems to explore. Throughout, readers will find: Clear explanations of algebraic connections Specific strategies for teaching the key ideas of algebra Lesson modifications for older or younger students An array of age-appropriate problems and games

ELL Shadowing as a Catalyst for Change

by Ivannia M. Soto

Experience a day in the life of an ELL What if you could barely understand what your teacher was saying? ELL shadowing helps teachers experience the classroom from the student’s point of view. The author describes how to implement this easily accessible form of professional development, outlines specific strategies for adapting instruction to engage ELLs, and provides supporting videos on a companion website. Benefits include: Increased teacher sensitivity to ELLs’ school experiences A heightened sense of urgency to help ELLs learn academic language and content Improved classroom instruction that spreads throughout schools and districts More engaged students who are more likely to stay in school and reach their potential

The Global Fourth Way: The Quest for Educational Excellence

by Professor Andrew Hargreaves Dennis L. Shirley

Learn from global lessons of successful educational change! Deep and lasting educational reform doesn’t happen overnight. This example-packed sequel to The Fourth Way draws upon inspiring examples unearthed by brand new research to challenge educational leaders, teachers, and policy makers to put proven strategies to work promoting student achievement and the high quality teaching that drives it. With striking success stories from diverse systems around the world, Hargreaves and Shirley discuss: The real-life, nitty-gritty challenges facing change leaders Stumbling blocks to enacting best principles and practices Developing and implementing a plan of action to overcome challenges to lasting change

Moving From Spoken to Written Language With ELLs

by Ivannia M. Soto

Mastering spoken language is the key to writing success for English Language Learning ELLs struggle to meet the writing demands of the Common Core State Standards. In this book, ELL expert Ivannia Soto demonstrates how oral language development is the key to building writing skills. She offers educators a powerful set of tools for implementation at both classroom and policy levels, including: • Exciting spoken techniques such as Socratic Seminar, Frayer model and Think-Pair-Share that build vocabulary and extend into academic writing • Approaches to teaching three essential styles of writing: argumentative, procedural, and narrative • Sample lesson plans and graphic organizer templates

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