Letter in a Woodpile

Author: Ed Cullen

Publisher: Thomas Nelson Inc

ISBN: 1591862493

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 138

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From NPR commentator ("All Things Considered") Ed Cullen comes this collection of humorous commentaries on life in southern Louisiana, including Mardi Gras, science fairs, and how the denizens of Guatemala North (Baton Rouge) stay cool.
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Curriculum 21

Essential Education for a Changing World

Author: Heidi Hayes Jacobs

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416612246

Category: Education

Page: 254

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"What year are you preparing your students for? 1973? 1995? Can you honestly say that your school's curriculum and the program you use are preparing your students for 2015 or 2020? Are you even preparing them for today?" With those provocative questions, author and educator Heidi Hayes Jacobs launches a powerful case for overhauling, updating, and injecting life into the K-12 curriculum. Sharing her expertise as a world-renowned curriculum designer and calling upon the collective wisdom of 10 education thought leaders, Jacobs provides insight and inspiration in the following key areas: * Content and assessment--How to identify what to keep, what to cut, and what to create, and where portfolios and other new kinds of assessment fit into the picture. * Program structures--How to improve our use of time and space and groupings of students and staff. * Technology--How it's transforming teaching, and how to take advantage of students' natural facility with technology. * Media literacy--The essential issues to address, and the best resources for helping students become informed users of multiple forms of media. * Globalization--What steps to take to help students gain a global perspective. * Sustainability--How to instill enduring values and beliefs that will lead to healthier local, national, and global communities. * Habits of mind--The thinking habits that students, teachers, and administrators need to develop and practice to succeed in school, work, and life. The answers to these questions and many more make Curriculum 21 the ideal guide for transforming our schools into what they must become: learning organizations that match the times in which we live.
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Interdisciplinary Environmental Studies

A Primer

Author: Gunilla Oberg

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1444348337

Category: Science

Page: 184

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Environmental issues are inherently interdisciplinary, and environmental academic programs increasingly use an interdisciplinary approach. This timely book presents a core framework for conducting high quality interdisciplinary research. It focuses on the opportunities rather than the challenges of interdisciplinary work and is written for those doing interdisciplinary work (rather than those studying it). It is designed to facilitate high quality interdisciplinary work and the author uses illustrative examples from student work and papers published in the environmental literature. This book's lucid, problem-solving approach is framed in an accessible easy-to-read style and will be indispensable for anyone embarking on a research project involving interdisciplinary collaboration. Readership: graduate students, advanced undergraduates, and researchers involved in the interface between human and natural environmental systems
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A Century of Artists Books

Author: Riva Castleman,Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.)

Publisher: Museum of Modern Art, New York

ISBN: 9780870701511

Category: Art

Page: 263

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Published to accompany the 1994 exhibition at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, this book constitutes the most extensive survey of modern illustrated books to be offered in many years. Work by artists from Pierre Bonnard to Barbara Kruger and writers from Guillaume Apollinarie to Susan Sontag. An importnt reference for collectors and connoisseurs. Includes notable works by Marc Chagall, Henri Matisse, and Pablo Picasso.
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Teacher Action Research

Building Knowledge Democracies

Author: Gerald J. Pine

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1452278741

Category: Education

Page: 416

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"This is a wonderful book with deep insight into the relationship between teachers' action and result of student learning. It discusses from different angles impact of action research on student learning in the classroom. Writing samples provided at the back are wonderful examples." —Kejing Liu, Shawnee State University Teacher Action Research: Building Knowledge Democracies focuses on helping schools build knowledge democracies through a process of action research in which teachers, students, and parents collaborate in conducting participatory and caring inquiry in the classroom, school, and community. Author Gerald J. Pine examines historical origins, the rationale for practice-based research, related theoretical and philosophical perspectives, and action research as a paradigm rather than a method. Key Features Discusses how to build a school research culture through collaborative teacher research Delineates the role of the professional development school as a venue for constructing a knowledge democracy Focuses on how teacher action research can empower the active and ongoing inclusion of nontraditional voices (those of students and parents) in the research process Includes chapters addressing the concrete practices of observation, reflection, dialogue, writing, and the conduct of action research, as well as examples of teacher action research studies
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The Flower of Paradise

The Institutionalized Use of the Drug Qat in North Yemen

Author: J.G. Kennedy

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401568766

Category: Social Science

Page: 269

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This book concerns the use of the drug qat in North Yemen (Yemen Arab Republic), a country lying on the southwestern corner of the Arabian Peninsula. However, because this substance is so interwoven into the fabric of society and culture, it is also necessarily about Yemen itself. The history and culture of South Arabia are still relatively unknown to the rest of the world, and the drug qat, so widely used there, is equally unknown. Thus, the material we present here should be of interest to all of those concerned with drug use, those who wish to understand more about Yemen and the Middle East, and to the Yemenis themselves. Another purpose is to develop some general understandings about sub stance uses and their effects which are less clouded by the mass hysteria and political considerations which often obscure drug issues in our own society. Examination of drug-use patterns in a country where millions of people are users on a regular basis, and where there has been familiarity with the drug for several hundred years, offers an opportunity to achieve perspectives not possible in countries with different attitudes and without such histories. I am not sanguine about the prospects of our abilities to learn from others or from the past, but I do not think we should abandon hope of doing so.
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Rails' Tales

Author: E. Ray Lichty

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 136515310X

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Page: N.A

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Essential Psychology

Author: Philip Banyard,Gayle Dillon,Christine Norman,Belinda Winder

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1473917182

Category: Psychology

Page: 600

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Essential Psychology returns for a second edition with a vivid narrative writing style for undergraduates, features designed to stimulate critical thinking and inspire students to learn independently, and an expanded companion website full of useful resources for lecturers and students. This comprehensive introductory text is relevant for both the specialist and non-specialist psychology student, challenging those who studied psychology before university while remaining accessible to those who did not. The 2nd edition: Gives students a firm foundation in all areas covered on accredited British Psychological Society degree courses Includes new chapters on psychopathology, research methods, language, motivation and emotion, lifespan development, health psychology, forensic psychology and critical social psychology Relates theory to the real world to help students think about where they will employ their degree after undergraduate study Comes with a SAGE edge companion website with a suite of resources to enhance the learning experience (https://edge.sagepub.com/banyard2e)
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Julia Margaret Cameron's Women

Author: Sylvia Wolf,Julia Margaret Cameron,Stephanie Lipscomb,Debra N. Mancoff,Phyllis Rose,Museum of Modern Art (New York, N.Y.),San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Publisher: Yale University Press

ISBN: 0300077815

Category: Photography

Page: 243

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Profiles the life and work of a nineteenth century pioneer of photography and offers a selection of her portraits of women
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Design and construction of sanitary and storm sewers

Author: American Society of Civil Engineers,Joint Committee of the American Society of Civil Engineers and the Water Pollution Control Federation

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 283

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Brave Cowboy

Author: Edward Abbey

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0380714590

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

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The Brave Cowboy Jack Burnes is a loner at odds with modern civilization. A man out of time, he rides a feisty chestnut mare across the New West -- a once beautiful land smothered beneanth airstrips and superhighways. And he lives by a personal code of ethics that sets him on a collision course with the keepers of law and order. Now he has stepped over the line by breaking one too many of society's rulus. The hounds of justice are hot in his trail. But Burnes would rather die than spend even a single night behind bars. And they have to catch him first.
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Biology 20

Author: Gautam Rao

Publisher: Castlerock Research

ISBN: 9781553718086

Category: Biology

Page: 232

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Science in Elementary Education

Methods, Concepts, and Inquiries

Author: Joseph M Peters,David L Stout

Publisher: Pearson Education (Us)

ISBN: 9780135031513

Category:

Page: 576

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For Elementary and Middle School Science Methods courses.Substantially rewritten to focus on inquiry teaching and learning as espoused in the National Science Education Standards, the new edition of Science in Elementary Education: Methods, Concepts, and Inquiries will prepare pre-service teachers to plan, facilitate, adapt, and assess inquiry experiences consistent with today's science classroom. It accomplishes this by implementing the 6E model of inquiry teaching, addressing the planning and needs of inquiry teaching classrooms, and describing the materials teachers need to get up and running.This practical text includes over 350 Teaching Tips throughout and Twelve Inquiry Units that model constructivist applications, build conceptual knowledge, and provide a bank of classroom-tested lessons to use in science classrooms."
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