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Today’s teachers face huge challenges, especially for teaching reading in the primary grades. They must understand as much as possible about how children develop and learn, what they know, and what they can do. They must be able to apply a variety of teaching techniques to meet the individual needs of students. Equally important, teachers must identify students’ strengths and weaknesses and plan instructional programs that help students make progress. But a recent study reveals that fewer than half of American teachers report feeling “very well prepared” to meet such challenges.Preparing Our Teachers seeks to improve that statistic by extracting practical information from the groundbreaking report issued by the National Research Council in 1998. This new book carefully outlines what classroom teachers need to know and what they need to be able to do to give children in preschool through grade 4 the essential opportunities to become good readers. It discusses what teacher education programs need to do to make their students good teachers of good readers and looks at what schools and school districts need to do to keep their teachers up to date for teaching reading.Students at risk for educational failure represent the fastest growing segment of our school population. Preparing Our Teachers demonstrates to educators, parents, and policy makers alike that the first and most enduring way to meet children’s literacy needs is to support their teachers and teachers-to-be.
Education, long the key to opportunity in the United States, has become simply essential to earning a decent living. By 2018, 63 percent of all jobs will require at least some postsecondary education or training. Teachers and civic leaders stress the value of study through high school and beyond, but to an alarmingly large segment of America's population--including a disproportionate number of ethnic and racial minorities--higher education seems neither obtainable nor relevant. Preparing Today's Students for Tomorrow's Jobs in Metropolitan America, edited by Laura W. Perna, offers useful insights into how to bridge these gaps and provide urban workers with the educational qualifications and skills they need for real-world jobs.Preparing Today's Students for Tomorrow's Jobs in Metropolitan America probes more deeply than recent reports on the misalignment between workers' training and employers' requirements. Written by researchers in education and urban policy, this volume takes a comprehensive approach. It informs our understanding of the measurement and definition of the learning required by employers. It examines the roles that different educational sectors and providers play in workforce readiness. It analyzes the institutional practices and public policies that promote the educational preparation of today's students for tomorrow's jobs. The volume also sheds light on several recurring questions, such as what is the "right" amount of education, and what should be the relative emphasis on "general" versus "specific" or "occupational" education and training?Ensuring that today's students have the education and training to meet future career demands is critical to the economic and social well-being of individuals, cities, and the nation as a whole. With recommendations for institutional leaders and public policymakers, as well as future research, this volume takes important steps toward realizing this goal.
Finally, a resource that guides you through the toughest--and most important--conversations you'll ever have with your son. Ideal for all parents of boys: fathers, mothers, single moms.It's never been easy for a father or mother to talk to a son about sex. For Christian parents, it's always been a challenge to know exactly how to teach God's standards of purity and integrity.But today, the stakes are higher than they've ever been. So it's vital that fathers and mothers prepare their sons to withstand the sexual onslaught of their culture through movies, television, music, and the internet. But what should you say? And when and how should you say it?Now there's help you can trust: Preparing Your Son for Every Man's Battle. The authors behind the best-selling "Every Man" series have put together all the resources and guidance you need to experience frank, thorough, and natural conversations with your son about sexual integrity. They offer an effective new communication process that ensures a deep, abiding relationship between you and your son as he moves into his teen years and beyond.Equip your young man with the biblical information and spiritual insights he needs to stand strong, overcome temptation, and experience the blessings of godly obedience...for the rest of his life.From the Trade Paperback edition.
In this insightful book, Donald K. McKim explores the basic tenets of Presbyterian theology and doctrine, from their beginnings to their meaning for the church today. Throughout McKim emphasizes the how Presbyterian history can inform current and future challenges. Without prescribing solutions to contemporary challenges, McKim's six brief chapters provide the foundation for broadening and strengthening a Presbyterian faith the lives today. Each chapter ends with suggestions for further study.
Following Jesus is hard enough without doing the faith journey all alone. Everyone needs a companion, and The Presbyterian Handbook is just such a resource. Prepared in the whimsical yet informative style of The Worst-Case Scenario Survival HandbooksTM, The Presbyterian Handbook is a requisite resource that presents essential facts and noteworthy tidbits about being Presbyterian. Written with a reverence for the Presbyterian and Reformed tradition, it provides historical and theological information about Presbyterian beliefs alongside fun-filled facts and practical tips on being a churchgoing follower of Jesus Christ. The book includes a wonderful combination of vast truths, complex details, and bits of humor about Presbyterian understanding of the Christian life. This incredibly handy--and often--humorous resource is perfect for Presbyterian youths, adults, students, families, and all those interested in learning about much of what encompasses life in the church.
Questions include: What is the purpose of the Bible? Why are Presbyterians associated with predestination? What is the purpose of life? Arranged according to doctrinal topics, the book is ideal for individual and group study, church officer training, new member and confirmation classes, and all those who are interested in Presbyterian theology.
The Most Complete Book of Games and Learning Activities for Preschoolers! Child development expert Penny Warner offers 150 illustrated ideas for games and activities designed to stimulate your preschooler's learning and development. For each game and activity, Preschooler Play & Learn includes: recommended ages, a detailed list of easy-to-find materials, a bulleted list of the skills that preschoolers will learn, step-by-step instruction, clear illustrations, variations for added fun and enhanced learning, and safety tips and other helpful hints. Preschooler Play & Learn is designed to help children reach their full potential and have a good time along the way.
Prescriber's Guide spin-off covering the most important drugs in use today for treating depression.
The definitive source for choosing the optimal herbal therapy- thoroughly revised and updated. Millions of Americans are turning to herbal therapies to heal what ails them-either as an alternative or as a supplement to traditional medicine. From the most trusted name in natural healing, Phyllis A. Balch's new edition of Prescription for Herbal Healing provides the most current research and comprehensive facts in an easy-to-read A- to-Z format, including: Information on more than 200 herbs and herbal combination formulas, ranging from well-known herbs, such as ginseng and St. John's Wort, to less familiar remedies, such as khella and prickly ash Chinese and ayurvedic herbal combinations Discussion of more than 150 common disorders from acne to yeast infection, and suggested herbal treatment therapies
In the newest novel in theUSA Today bestselling series, Jessica Fletcher must diagnose a killer with a taste for bad medicine. Jessica's latest book tour brings her to Tampa, Florida, where she meets up with an old friend, Cabot Cove's Dr. Seth Hazlitt.
This bundle contains Code Blue and Diagnosis Death, PLUS bonus chapters from Medical Error and Lethal Remedy. Code Blue When Dr. Cathy Sewell returns to her hometown seeking healing after a broken relationship, she discovers that among her friends and acquaintances is someone who wants her out of town...or dead. Lawyer Will Kennedy, her high school sweetheart, offers help, but does it carry a price tag? Is hospital chief of staff Dr. Marcus Bell really on her side in her fight to get hospital privileges? Is Will's father, Pastor Matthew Kennedy, interested in advising her or just trying to get her back to the church she left years ago? When one of Cathy's prescriptions almost kills the town banker, it sets the stage for a malpractice suit that could end her time in town, if not her career. It's soon clear that this return home was a prescription for trouble. Diagnosis Death The threatening midnight calls followed Dr. Elena Gardner from one city to another, prolonging her grief. Even worse, they are echoed by the whispers of her own colleagues. Whispers that started after her comatose husband died in the ICU . . . then another mysterious death during her training. When a third happens at her new hospital, the whispers turn into a shout: "Mercy killer!" Why doesn't she defend herself? What is the dark secret that keeps Elena's lips sealed?
This bundle contains Medical Error and Lethal Remedy, PLUS bonus chapters from Code Blue and Diagnosis Death. Medical Error Dr. Anna McIntyre's life was going along just fine until someone else started living it. Her patient died because of an identity mix-up; her medical career is in jeopardy because of forged prescriptions; and her credit is in ruins. She thought things couldn't get worse, but that was before she opened the envelope and saw a positive HIV test with her name on it. Lethal Remedy Dr. Sara Miles' teenage patient is on the brink of death from an overwhelming, highly resistant infection. Only an experimental antibiotic, developed and administered by Sara's ex-husband can save the girl's life. But potentially lethal effects from the drug send Sara and her colleague, Dr. Rip Pearson, on a hunt for hidden critical data that will let them reverse the effects before it's too late. What is the missing puzzle piece? And who is hiding it?
Our most eligible doctor has met his match! Thunder Canyon General Hospital is abuzz with rumors about Chris Taylor and our newest resident, Dr. Zoe Hart. They've had their hands full of "gold rush" injuries in the E. R. -and though the gorgeous California girl seems too cool to be swayed by our local hero, everyone knows Dr. Taylor has a smile hot enough to melt the winter ice. But will falling for a city gal change Chris's love for his hometown? Or will he make Zoe see that life in a small town is rich beyond her wildest dreams? Stay tuned, readers-perhaps this prospector will soon reveal that "there's love in them thar hospital halls" after all!
The definitive book on the impact of prescription painkiller abuse on individuals, communities, and society by one of America's leading experts on addiction.In recent years, the media has inundated us with coverage of the increasing abuse of prescription painkillers.Prescription Painkillers, the third book in Hazelden's Library of Addictive Drugs series, offers current, comprehensive information on the history, social impact, pharmacology, and addiction treatment for commonly abused, highly addictive opiate prescription painkillers such as Oxycontin®, Vicodin, Percocet, and Darvocet.Marvin D. Seppala, M.D., chief medical officer at Hazelden Foundation, provides context for understanding the current drug abuse problem by tracing their history and the varying patterns of use over time. He then offers an in-depth study of controversial issues surrounding these readily available drugs such as over-prescription by physicians and adolescent abuse. Included is a straightforward look at the leading treatment protocols based on current research.
Prescriptions for Independence: Working with Older People Who Are Visually Impaired has been designed to provide comprehensive information in a clear and readable way so that visually impaired people, their friends and families, and those who work with them have simple suggestions within easy reach. Readers will find that most people who are visually impaired do have usable vision and do not require special assistance, but they will also find what they need to know about common forms of visual impairment and adaptations and information that are useful to some visually impaired people in daily life.
In all his bone-chilling novels of psychological and supernatural suspense, New York Times bestselling author John Saul has proven himself a master of terror. Now prepare yourself for his most frightening novel yet--a story torn from the darkest crevices of night. Something evil has risen around you--but how can you hope to run from a terror you can't even see?BEWARE THE PRESENCE!From the Hardcover edition.
God has not left Himself without a witness, nor is there anywhere on earth where His fingerprints are absent."Truly, you are a God who hides yourself, O God of Israel, the Savior." --Isaiah 45:15Where is God? Why does He seem absent? Is He hiding?Some people think so... but the problem lies with them, not with God. To the unrighteous, God is absent-or worse, if He is there at all, He is cruel. But to the righteous, God is clearly present.The great Christian thinker Blaise Pascal wrote, "What can be seen on earth indicates neither the total absence of God nor his manifest presence, but rather the presence of a hidden God." In other words, to those who are spiritually blind, God may seem hidden. But to those whose eyes He has opened, God is not hidden at all. He has clearly revealed Himself in Jesus Christ.In The Presence of a Hidden God-completed just before his untimely passing-beloved pastor and teacher Dr. D. James Kennedy and co-author Jerry Newcombe provide the biblical assurance and helpful insight you're seeking to build your faith in the living God. Dr. Kennedy knew-as you will soon discover-that if we seek God with all our hearts, we will find Him indeed.From the Hardcover edition.
In these memoirs by the former Secretary of State, Dean Acheson sees himself as having been "present at the creation" of the American century. Acheson's policies were praised by many and damned by others, including Joseph McCarthy.
This original collection of essays offers hope to those who believe that the cause of world peace requires a new American foreign policy and repairing our depleted military. The twelve contributors to this book show why America must take another look at our possible adversaries and real strategic partners. Present Dangers offers practical strategies for policymakers eager to disarm adversaries like North Korea and Iraq and head off the terrorist threat. Intellectuals, historians and policy-makers such as James Ceasar, Ross Munro, Peter Rodman, Richard Perle, Reuel Marc Gerecht, Nicholas Eberstadt, Jeffrey Gedmin, Aaron Friedberg, Elliott Abrams, Frederick Kagan, Willliam Schneider, William Bennett, Paul Wolfowitz, and Donald Kagan all challenge America to make sure that foreign affairs, a sleeping issue for the last eight years, gets a wake-up call in election year 2000. Table of contents, notes, bibliographic essay.
An Early Reader, Benny wants to get something special for his grandfather's birthday, but he has trouble finding the right present while trying to keep an eye on his dog Watch.
As the entire Malory family gathers at Haverston to celebrate the season, a mysterious present arrives anonymously. The gift is an old journal -- a tender and tempestuous account of the love affair between the second Marquis, Christopher Malory, and a dark gypsy beauty named Anastasia, who seeks a love match with a non-gypsy in order to save herself from a prearranged marriage to a brute. Though the dashing English lord Anastasia sets her sight upon burns for the exquisite, exotic miss, Christopher could never consent to wed such a lowborn lady. But miracles have been known to happen in this season of peace and giving and love, as two extraordinary people seperated by cicumstance of birth begin a passionate dance of will and wiles. And in the miraculous blossoming of a glorious romance at a long ago Christmastime, there are wise and well-learned lessons that will enrich the hearts of the Malory descendants -- and, indeed, of everyone who has ever dreamed.
While most psychotherapies agree that therapeutic work in the 'here and now' has the greatest power to bring about change, few if any books have ever addressed the problem of what 'here and now' actually means. Beginning with the claim that we are psychologically alive only in the now, internationally acclaimed child psychiatrist Daniel N. Stern tackles vexing yet fascinating questions such as: what is the nature of 'nowness'? How is 'now' experienced between two people? What do present moments have to do with therapeutic growth and change? Certain moments of shared immediate experience, such as a knowing glance across a dinner table, are paradigmatic of what Stern shows to be the core of human experience, the 3 to 5 seconds he identifies as 'the present moment.' By placing the present moment at the center of psychotherapy, Stern alters our ideas about how therapeutic change occurs, and about what is significant in therapy. As much a meditation on the problems of memory and experience as it is a call to appreciate every moment of experience, The Present Moment is a must-read for all who are interested in the latest thinking about human experience.
Beam aboard for a bold new era in Star Trek storytelling! Beginning with this thrilling all new trilogy, the original five-year mission of the Starship Enterprise is reimagined via the many valiant crew members who served under legendary command if Capt. James T. Kirk. Who are these exceptional men and women often asked to make the ultimate sacrifice for the sake of interstellar peace and exploration? What are their stories? Their saga begins in THE JANUS GATE book one of three PRESENT TENSE The crew of the U. S. S. Enterprise is exploring the seemingly peaceful and uninhabited world of M-3107 when a bizarre and inexplicable transporter accident causes both Captain Kirk and Dr. McCoy to vanish completely. Transporter records suggest that the two men were transported somewhere, but their ultimate destination remains a mystery. Now in command of the Enterprise, Spock dispatches a search-and -rescue team -- consisting of Security Chief Giotto, Transporter Technician John Kyle, and Chief Helmsman Hikaru Sulu -- on an urgent mission to recover the missing officers. But then the rescue team disappears as well!
Beam aboard for a bold new era in Star Trek storytelling! Beginning with this thrilling all new trilogy, the original five-year mission of the Starship Enterprise is reimagined via the many valiant crew members who served under legendary command if Capt. James T. Kirk. Who are these exceptional men and women often asked to make the ultimate sacrifice for the sake of interstellar peace and exploration? What are their stories? Their saga begins inTHE JANUS GATEbook one of threePRESENT TENSEThe crew of the U. S. S. Enterprise is exploring the seemingly peaceful and uninhabited world of M-3107 when a bizarre and inexplicable transporter accident causes both Captain Kirk and Dr. McCoy to vanish completely. Transporter records suggest that the two men were transported somewhere, but their ultimate destination remains a mystery. Now in command of the Enterprise, Spock dispatches a search-and -rescue team -- consisting of Security Chief Giotto, Transporter Technician John Kyle, and Chief Helmsman Hikaru Sulu -- on an urgent mission to recover the missing officers. But then the rescue team disappears as well!