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Cade Jackson was as country as a cowboy got, but then came reporter Andi Blake to civilize him. While turning his peaceful Christmas upside down. But Cade had a reputation as a hard-driving man to uphold, even if he was a sucker for a sassy brunette in high heels. . . Andi had her sights set on tracking the lawless Calhoun family and exposing the secrets of their greatest bank heist. And no one was going to stop her--not even that smoldering, sexy stud Cade Jackson! Though Andi didn't come to town looking for a cowboy, now that she'd rustled up one, could she find a way to get Cade under the mistletoe?
Texas Ranger Lieutenant Wyatt Colter will never forgive himself for allowing a witness to go missing on his watch...even if he did take a bullet as a result. Now forensic anthropologist Nina Jacobsen has unearthed human remains that might explain the mystery, and Wyatt finally sees his chance to solve a cold case that has haunted him for two long years. He knows Nina has her doubts about his ability to remain objective, but then someone tries to bury Nina with the evidence and, trust him or not, Wyatt appoints himself her own personal watchdog. And this time, this cowboy will get his man--and his woman.
What makes a fish a fish? How is a herring different from a shark? What is an Atlantic football fish? Classifying Living Things investigates how and why we group animals. Each book focuses on a particular class of living things, looking at the key characteristics that set its members apart from those of other classes. Discover how classes of living things have evolved, and how species have adapted to suit their environments. Find out why certain animals may show some characteristics of a particular class, but actually belong to another. Classifying Fish looks at the amazing class of scaly swimmers. Find out how fish are grouped into orders and how each one is different from the rest. From salmon to skates, from giant whale sharks to tiny gobies, discover what makes fish so special.
Scholars question the extent to which current psychiatric classification systems are inadequate for diagnosis, treatment, and research of mental disorders and offer suggestions for improvement.
This revised and greatly expanded edition of the 1988 handbook offers teachers at all levels how-to advise on classroom assessment, including: What classroom assessment entails and how it works. How to plan, implement, and analyze assessment projects. Twelve case studies that detail the real-life classroom experiences of teachers carrying out successful classroom assessment projects. Fifty classroom assessment techniques Step-by-step procedures for administering the techniques Practical advice on how to analyze your data Order your copy today.
This exciting new edition of the best-selling and beloved teacher's companion looks at the everyday behaviour issues facing teachers working in today's classrooms. Describing real situations and dilemmas, Bill Rogers provides theoretically sound strategies and best practices to support you in meeting the challenges of the job, as well as building up a rapport with both students and colleagues to enable positive and productive learning environments. Written jargon-free in Bill's accessible and empathetic voice it includes in-depth strategies, practical examples, case studies and pragmatic hints and tips to put in to practice. This will make for informative and inspiring reading to all those involved in educating our children and young people. The new edition has been revised and updated and now also includes access to an interactive website packed with a host of extra material to take you further. You'll have access to: Videos of Bill demonstrating his behaviour strategies in real classroom settings Podcasts where Bill explains his ideas and ethos in more detail as well as answering teachers' FAQs Extra reading material for even more support on difficult subjects Behaviour Management Tool Templates to use with students in the everyday classroom Role-play scenario cards to help understand and prepare for challenging situations "We often think of behaviour management in terms of dealing with challenging behaviour, but Dr Rogers begins by looking at classroom organisation and whole-class strategies. Alongside the theory, he provides examples that create a much deeper understanding of exactly what works and what doesn't." - Special magazine
Supply teachers do not always receive adequate support and recognition in their temporary but crucial role. This book addresses the issues important to supply teachers and identifies the skills necessary for handling the demands they face. It tackles the challenges of dealing with new classes, managing challenging student behaviour, working with new groups of students and colleagues, making a fresh start with difficult classes and receiving the professional status deserving of the role. Bill Rogers shows how supply teachers can access colleague support and develop the essential skills of behaviour management and classroom discipline. Numerous ideas for schools to effectively support supply teachers and case studies of the author's work with supply teachers in the United Kingdom and Australia are also included. This practical and timely book is essential for supply teachers, newly qualified teachers, and for all those who manage and work with supply teachers. Bill Rogers is a well known education consultant. His work focuses on practical approaches and skills in the areas of behaviour management, discipline, effective teaching, stress management and teacher welfare. Bill is known as well as for his sensitivity to teachers' needs and concerns.
Will Julia's camping trip be a fun week away from home? Julia has been looking forward to her school camping trip for weeks, but when her best friend can't join her, Julia worries the trip won't be any fun at all. But when Julia meets magical bunny Arrow, her camping trip is soon filled with a whole world of magical fun!
When Abi walks into her dorm room on her first day at a new boarding school, she is immediately picked to be the school bully's target for the year. Lucky for her, Flame has just transported himself to the human world and they become fast friends. Flame uses his magic spells to take on the school bully and help Abi make new friends along the way!
Classroom Diversity takes a "sociocultural" approach to curriculum design, which provides minority and working-class students with the same privileges that middle-class students have always had: instruction that puts their knowledge and experiences at the heart of their learning. It presents both the theoretical framework for linking students' lives with curriculum and specific strategies from teachers who have done so successfully. Their stories show African American, Haitian American, Latino, Native American, and rural white students of Appalachian descent engaged in contextualized learning as they read and write and do mathematics and science across the grades. All of the classrooms described share one important characteristic: they use students' household-based funds of knowledge as resources for school-based funds of knowledge, building bridges in nontraditional ways.
Creative professionals seeking the fastest, easiest, most comprehensive way to learn Adobe Illustrator CS5 choose Adobe Illustrator CS5 Classroom in a Book from the Adobe Creative Team at Adobe Press. The 15 project-based lessons in this book show readers step-by-step the key techniques for working in Illustrator CS5. Readers learn how to create vector artwork for virtually any project and across multiple media: print, websites, interactive projects, and video. In addition to learning the key elements of the Illustrator interface, they'll learn how to integrate their artwork with Adobe Flash movies, Adobe In Design layouts, and Adobe Flash Catalyst software to add interaction to their designs. This completely revised CS5 edition covers new perspective drawing tools, variable-width watercolor strokes, multiple art boards with video-specific presets, the new realistic Bristle brush and Shape Builder tool, and the ability to maintain consistent raster effects across media. "The Classroom in a Book series is by far the best training material on the market. Everything you need to master the software is included: clear explanations of each lesson, step-by-step instructions, and the project files for the students. " -Barbara Binder, Adobe Certified Instructor, Rocky Mountain Training Classroom in a Book , the best-selling series of hands-on software training workbooks, helps you learn the features of Adobe software quickly and easily. Classroom in a Book offers what no other book or training program does-an official training series from Adobe Systems Incorporated, developed with the support of Adobe product experts.
This official guide to Adobe's popular Photoshop CS5 provides step-by-step instructions for performing common tasks with this ubiquitous image manipulation application. Beginning with an overview of the software and the desktop environment, the volume covers such topics as photo corrections, working with selection tools, layers, enhancing digital photos, masks and channels, typography, vector drawing, advanced compositing, 3D images and the preparation of finished files for printing or the web. The material is well-illustrated with numerous color figures and screen shots and a DVD-Rom containing sample files and video tutorials is included. This is an official publication from Adobe.
The book reanalyzes and reevaluates the nine instructional strategies that have the most positive effects on teaching and learning.
This is a perfect resource for all educators seeking research on the best strategies for raising student achievement through classroom instruction. A guide for educators of students in K-12, readers will find a wealth of research evidence, statistical data, and case studies. Nine categories of instructional strategies that maximize student learning are introduced, along with the pertinent information to understand and synthesize each: Studies in effect size and percentile gain units. Guiding principles for using the strategies. Classroom examples of model instructional practice. Charts, frames, rubrics, organizers, and other tools--will help teachers to apply the strategies immediately in the classroom.
Evertson (Peabody College, Vanderbilt U.) and Emmer (U. of Texas at Austin) provide a handbook on establishing and maintaining a comprehensive classroom management plan. It covers classroom arrangement; rules and procedures; managing behavior, student work, instruction, and cooperative learning groups; communication skills; problem behaviors; and special groups like students with special needs and lower-achieving students. This edition has updated questions, activities, and references; expanded coverage of parental involvement, including home-school communication and example letters; more on bullying, power struggles, defiance, and school violence; and updated coverage of autism spectrum disorders. Merrill is an imprint of Pearson. Annotation ©2009 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Working with students who have been diagnosed with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) presents unique challenges for educators. This valuable resource provides general and special education professionals with an understanding of ADHD and appropriate strategies to help children participate in the classroom experience and develop to their fullest potential. Aligned with the reauthorization of IDEA 2004, Classroom Management Techniques for Students With ADHD presents practical, nuts-and-bolts methods and a concise glossary for teaching and working with this unique group of students. The authors, recognized experts in the field, succinctly cover: The characteristics of ADHD The processes and legal requirements for identifying students with ADHD Understanding different treatment options and how students are diagnosed Instructional techniques and behavioral interventions Classroom accommodations and modifications Use this indispensable text to help you work effectively with parents, other professionals, and the outside community in fostering successful learning experiences for students with ADHD.
From The Book Jacket "Stevens has done it again! Her newest book on learning disabilities is lucid, accurate, insightful, practical, and it makes superb reading.... Her book provides the most helpful information I have seen for regular classroom teachers who are concerned with the realities and the nitty-gritties of helping LD children. My only regret is that the book has not been available for the last 20 years." DR. BARBARA BATEMAN University of Oregon "Stevens' book should be on the desk of every elementary and middle school teacher in every English-speaking country of the world. Stevens must have been an excellent classroom teacher, for she obviously understands both good elementary education and the learning-disabled child. Her book will go far to assist learning-disabled children toward a greater realization of their potentials." WILLIAM M. CRUICKSHANK, Ph.D. University of Michigan Between ten and twelve percent of the children in the U.S. are learning disabled. With such a large proportion of the population affected, the problem is not simply the concern of parents, LD individuals, and their teachers. It is the concern of society as a whole. In Classroom Success for the Learning Disabled, Suzanne Stevens discusses ways that we can help these children succeed in school and grow into productive adults. She offers practical suggestions on: Recognizing the LD child Adjusting teaching techniques Adapting texts and other materials Using LD specialists and psychologists effectively Adjusting classroom management procedures Testing and grading fairly Mainstreaming the LD child Stevens, a learning disabilities expert and a former classroom teacher, is the author of The Learning-Disabled Child: Ways That Parents Can Help. JOHN F. BLAIR, Publisher 1406 Plaza Drive Winston Salem, NC 27103 ISBN 0-89587-035-5 $8.95
A comprehensive guide for integrating educational technology in the K-12 classroom This is a must-have resource for all K-12 teachers and administrators who want to really make the best use of available technologies. Written by Doug Johnson, an expert in educational technology, The Classroom Teacher's Technology Survival Guide is replete with practical tips teachers can easily use to engage their students and make their classrooms places where both students and teachers will enjoy learning. Covers the most up-to-date technologies and how they can best be used in the classroom Includes advice on upgrading time-tested educational strategies using technology Talks about managing "disruptive technologies" in the classroom Includes a wealth of illustrative examples, helpful suggestions, and practical tips This timely book provides a commonsense approach to choosing and using educational technology to enhance learning.
The book identifies a pedagogical model organized around two complementary principles: a curriculum that promotes play and imagination, and the idea of classrooms as fair places where young children of every color, ability, and disposition are welcome.
Twelve-year-old AJ is dreading spending the summer with her uber-strict grandmother--that is, until she's recruited to join Grandma Jo's heist club--in this hilarious and quirky twist on a summer vacation story.AJ does not, under any circumstances, want to spend an entire month living with her strict Grandma Jo. Not only does her grandmother tell her how to walk, what to eat, and which rooms she can enter, she fills all of AJ's free time with boring sewing lessons! Grandma Jo wants nothing more than to transform her adventurous, fun-loving granddaughter into a prim and proper lady...and AJ hates it. But AJ's dull summer takes an exciting turn when she discovers that her grandmother's "bridge group" is actually a club of crooks! And when Grandma Jo offers to teach AJ lock picking instead of embroidery in exchange for help with a few capers, AJ is thrilled to join her grandmother's madcap band of thieves who claim to steal only for ethical reasons. But even the most respectable ladies can hide some truly surprising secrets, and AJ must decide for herself what it truly means to be one of the good guys.
One of the finest novelists of her generation, National Book Award nominee Lisa Graff returns readers to the world of A Tangle of Knots, where a camp for Talented kids just might be a recipe for disaster.In this magical companion to the National Book Award nominee A Tangle of Knots, it's summertime and everyone is heading off to camp. For Talented kids, the place to be is Camp Atropos, where they can sing songs by the campfire, practice for the Talent show, and take some nice long dips in the lake. But what the kids don't know is that they've been gathered for a reason--one that the camp's director wants to keep hidden at all costs.Meanwhile, a Talent jar that has been dropped to the bottom of the lake has sprung a leak, and strange things have begun to happen. Dozens of seemingly empty jars have been washing up on the shoreline, Talents have been swapped, and memories have been ripped from one camper's head and placed into another. And no one knows why.With a camp full of kids, a lake full of magic, and a grown-up full of a secrets, A Clatter of Jars is story of summer, family, and the lengths we go to win back the people we love. Perfect for readers who loved Katherine Paterson's The Great Gilly Hopkins or Louis Sachar's Holes.Praise for Lisa Graff's novels:A Clatter of Jars:"Graff is a master of the magical realism genre, and this offering is worthy of a spot in any middle grade collection."--School Library Journal"Graff's vivid character development and world building makes for tight plotting and nicely negotiable complexity. A great fit for fans of Louis Sachar's Holes."--Booklist A Tangle of Knots "Lisa Graff has created a beautiful world of deliciously interconnected stories that draw you in."--Abby West, Entertainment Weekly, A-* "Subtle and intricate, rich with humor and insight, this quietly magical adventure delights."--Kirkus Reviews *STARRED REVIEW** "Combining the literary sensibility of E. B. White with the insouciance of Louis Sachar, Graff has written a tangle that should satisfy readers for years to come."--Booklist *STARRED REVIEW* Lost in the Sun * "Graff writes with stunning insight [and] consistently demonstrates why character-driven novels can live from generation to generation."--Kirkus Reviews *STARRED REVIEW** "Graff creates layered, vulnerable characters that are worth getting to know."--Booklist *STARRED REVIEW* * "[A]n ambitious and gracefully executed story."--Publishers Weekly *STARRED REVIEW* * "Weighty matters deftly handled with humor and grace will give this book wide appeal."--School Library Journal *STARRED REVIEW** "Characterization is thoughtful."--BCCB *STARRED REVIEW*"In Lost in the Sun, Trent decides that he will speak the truth: that pain and anger and loss are not the final words, that goodness can find us after all--even when we hide from it. This is a novel that speaks powerfully, honestly, almost shockingly about our human pain and our human redemption. This book will change you."--Gary Schmidt, author of The Wednesday Wars and Lizzie Bright and the Buckminster Boy"Lisa Graff crafts a compelling story about a boy touched with tragedy and the world of people he cares about. And like all the best stories, it ends at a new beginning."--Richard Peck, author of A Year Down Yonder and A Long Way From ChicagoFrom the Hardcover edition.
Sometimes he dreamt he held her; that he would turn in bed and she would be there. But she was gone and he was old. Nearly seventy. Only cool paint met his fingers. "Ma très chère . . ." Darkness started to fall, dimming the paintings. He felt the crumpled letter in his pocket. "I loved you so," he said. "I never would have had it turn out as it did. You were with all of us when we began, you gave us courage. These gardens at Giverny are for you but I'm old and you're forever young and will never see them. . . ." In the mid-nineteenth century, a young man named Claude Monet decided that he would rather endure a difficult life painting landscapes than take over his father's nautical supplies business in a French seaside town. Against his father's will, and with nothing but a dream and an insatiable urge to create a new style of art that repudiated the Classical Realism of the time, he set off for Paris. But once there he is confronted with obstacles: an art world that refused to validate his style, extreme poverty, and a war that led him away from his home and friends. But there were bright spots as well: his deep, enduring friendships with men named Renoir, Cézanne, Pissarro, Manet - a group that together would come to be known as the Impressionists, and that supported each other through the difficult years. But even more illuminating was his lifelong love, Camille Doncieux, a beautiful, upper-class Parisian girl who threw away her privileged life to be by the side of the defiant painter and embrace the lively Bohemian life of their time. His muse, his best friend, his passionate lover, and the mother to his two children, Camille stayed with Monet--and believed in his work--even as they lived in wretched rooms, were sometimes kicked out of those, and often suffered the indignities of destitution. She comforted him during his frequent emotional torments, even when he would leave her for long periods to go off on his own to paint in the countryside. But Camille had her own demons - secrets that Monet could never penetrate, including one that when eventually revealed would pain him so deeply that he would never fully recover from its impact. For though Camille never once stopped loving the painter with her entire being, she was not immune to the loneliness that often came with being his partner. A vividly-rendered portrait of both the rise of Impressionism and of the artist at the center of the movement, Claude and Camille is above all a love story of the highest romantic order.From the Hardcover edition.
When Claude Lévi-Strauss passed away in 2009 at age 100, France celebrated the life and contributions of not only a preeminent anthropologist, but one of the defining intellectuals of the 20th century. Just as Freud had shaken up the antiquarian discipline of psychiatry, so had Lévi-Strauss revolutionized anthropology, transforming it from the colonial-era study of "exotic" tribes to one consumed with fundamental questions about the nature of humanity and civilization itself. Remarkably, there has never been a biography in English of the enigmatic Claude Lévi-Strauss. Drawing on a welter of original research and interviews with the anthropologist, Patrick Wilcken's Claude Lévi-Strauss fills this void. In rich detail, Wilcken recreates Levi-Strauss's peripatetic life: his groundbreaking fieldwork in some of the remotest reaches of the Amazon in the 1930s; his years as a Jew in Nazi-occupied France and an emigré in wartime New York; and his return to Paris in the late 1940s, where he clashed with Jean-Paul Sartre and fundamentally influenced fellow postwar thinkers from Jacques Lacan to Michel Foucault and Roland Barthes. It was in France that structuralism, the school of thought he founded, first took hold, creating waves far beyond the field of anthropology. In his heyday, Levi-Strauss was both a hero to contemporary intellectuals, and an international celebrity. In Claude Levi-Strauss, Wilcken gives the reader a fascinating intellectual tour of the anthropologist's landmark works: Tristes Tropiques, his most famous book, a literary meditation on his travels and fieldwork; The Savage Mind, which showed that "primitive" people are driven by the same intellectual curiosities as their Western counterparts, and finally his monumental four-volume Mythologiques, a study of the universal structures of native mythology in the Americas. In the years that Lévi-Strauss published these pioneering works, Wilcken observes, tribal societies seemed to hold the answers to the most profound questions about the human mind. Following the great anthropologist from São Paulo to the Brazilian interior, and from New York to Paris, Patrick Wilcken's Claude Lévi-Strauss is both an evocative journey and an intellectual biography of one of the 20th century's most influential minds.
"When it comes to justice, there is no easy way to get it. You can't sugarcoat it. You have to take a stand and say, 'This is not right.'" - Claudette Colvin<P><P> On March 2, 1955, an impassioned teenager, fed up with the daily injustices of Jim Crow segregation, refused to give her seat to a white woman on a segregated bus in Montgomery, Alabama. Instead of being celebrated as Rosa Parks would be just nine months later, fifteen-year-old Claudette Colvin found herself shunned by her classmates and dismissed by community leaders. Undaunted, a year later she dared to challenge segregation again as a key plaintiff in Browder v. Gayle, the landmark case that struck down the segregation laws of Montgomery and swept away the legal underpinnings of the Jim Crow South. Based on extensive interviews with Claudette Colvin and many others, Phillip Hoose presents the first in-depth account of an important yet largely unknown civil rights figure, skillfully weaving her dramatic story into the fabric of the historic Montgomery bus boycott and court case that would change the course of American history.<P> Claudette Colvin is the 2009 National Book Award Winner for Young People's Literature, a 2010 Newbery Honor Book, a Sibert Honor book, and a Jane Addams Honor book.
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