Fish Out of Water

Mentoring, Managing, and Self-Monitoring People Who Don't Fit In

Author: Kikanza Nuri-Robins,Lewis Bundy

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1506341241

Category: Education

Page: 256

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What do you do when you’re the one who doesn’t fit in? “Fish Out of Water” are those who don’t fit in the mainstream culture, often due to sexual orientation, gender identity, ableness, income level, or ethnicity. This book focuses on adaptation strategies for Fish Out of Water, as well as those who work with them. Included are: Tools of code-switching—an important survival mechanism for managing the dynamics of difference Compelling portraits of those who have learned to survive and thrive in schools and other organizations Strategies for working with children who are targeted because they are different
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If You Find This Letter

My Journey to Find Purpose Through Hundreds of Letters to Strangers

Author: Hannah Brencher

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476773629

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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A heartwarming memoir of love and faith from Hannah Brencher—founder of The World Needs More Love Letters—who has dedicated her life to showing total strangers that they are not alone in the world. Fresh out of college, Hannah Brencher moved to New York ready to change the world. Instead, she found a city full of people who knew where they were going and what they were doing and didn’t have time for a girl still trying to figure it all out. Lonely and depressed, she noticed a woman who looked like she felt the same way on the subway. Hannah did something strange—she wrote the woman a letter. She folded it, scribbled “If you find this letter, it’s for you…” on the front and left it behind. When she realized that it made her feel better, she started writing and leaving love notes all over the city—in doctor’s offices, in coat pockets, in library books, in bathroom stalls. Feeling crushed within a culture that only felt like connecting on a screen, she poured her heart out to complete strangers. She found solace in the idea that her words might brighten someone’s day. Hannah’s project took on a life of its own when she made an offer on her blog: She would handwrite a note and mail it to anyone who wanted one. Overnight, her inbox exploded with requests from people all over the world. Nearly 400 handwritten letters later, she started the website, The World Needs More Love Letters, which quickly grew. There is something about receiving a handwritten note that is so powerful in today’s digital era. If You Find This Letter chronicles Hannah’s attempts to bring more love into the world—and shows how she rediscovered her faith through the movement she started.
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The Bbc's Management of Digital Media Initiative

Twenty-Ninth Report of Session 2010-11; Report, Together with Formal Minutes, Oral and Written Evidence

Author: Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Committee of Public Accounts

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780215559081

Category:

Page: 42

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This report examines the management of the contract with Siemens and the BBC's in-house development of the Digital Media Initiative Programme. The Programme is designed to transform the way in which BBC staff create, use and share video and audio material. It involves the development of new technology to allow staff to manage content efficiently on their desktops, in order to give greater accessibility of digital content for audiences on TV, online and radio. The BBC has made good progress in delivering the programme in-house since it terminated its contract with Siemens. It is now on course to deliver the complete technology by summer 2011. With hindsight, the BBC should not have let the contract for its Digital Media Initiative to Siemens without testing the contractor against other suppliers, especially as there was a high degree of innovation involved. The Programme is no longer expected to deliver the overall net financial benefit of £17.9 million originally anticipated. The BBC approved the Programme on the basis that it would cost £81.7 million and deliver benefits of £99.6 million, but now forecasts costs of £133.6 million and benefits of £95.4 million - a net cost of £38.2 million. The Committee welcomes the Trust's assurance that it would now take a more challenging approach when considering procurements but are concerned with the ease with which the BBC found over £50 million in savings to make up for the losses it suffered through late delivery of the project and its own increased delivery costs. This suggests the need for a more vigilant approach to value for money.
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Beyond the Mountain

Author: Elaine C. Mount

Publisher: Xulon Press

ISBN: 1606475290

Category: Religion

Page: 124

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Do you ever wonder why you are so afraid? What happened that made you afraid for many years? Did you feel scared or doubt God's love for you even though you tried so hard to please him? Have you suffered severe depression, panic attacks, low self esteem, feelings that made you feel unworthy? Have you been housebound; afraid to go out? Are you being controlled by scary thoughts of doom? Do you allow others to control you? Do you need other's approval to make you feel good about yourself? This book takes you on one woman's journey to search for answers to all these questions and more. But she soon discovered, while reaching out for help in overcoming panic attacks and depression that God was allowing her to be set free from those things that had her bound. Read how Elaine overcame victoriously, after many years of panic attacks and depression, but how she discovered something in her journey that she had been searching for all her life! Elaine Mount has always loved writing in her journals and writing poetry. She is retired from the Wilson County Schools where she held jobs as Bookkeeper, Secretary, and Registrar. She is a member of the Lebanon/Wilson County Chamber of Commerce where she is on the Ambassadors Committee. She is a member of Wilson One, an organization for enablement of working woman paid and non - paid to provide networking opportunities, as well as a volunteer at UMC Hospital. She was facilitator at Counseling Services of Tennessee in Domestic Violence, Issues in Honest, Anger Management and Parenting classes. Elaine has been married to her husband, Glen for 38 years and they have two grown married children and three grandchildren. She has been an active member at Hillcrest Baptist Church in Lebanon for many years. She has taught Sunday school for many years, to children and adults alike.
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Lock In

A Novel of the Near Future

Author: John Scalzi

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1466849355

Category: Fiction

Page: 336

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A blazingly inventive near-future thriller from the best-selling, Hugo Award-winning John Scalzi. Not too long from today, a new, highly contagious virus makes its way across the globe. Most who get sick experience nothing worse than flu, fever and headaches. But for the unlucky one percent - and nearly five million souls in the United States alone - the disease causes "Lock In": Victims fully awake and aware, but unable to move or respond to stimulus. The disease affects young, old, rich, poor, people of every color and creed. The world changes to meet the challenge. A quarter of a century later, in a world shaped by what's now known as "Haden's syndrome," rookie FBI agent Chris Shane is paired with veteran agent Leslie Vann. The two of them are assigned what appears to be a Haden-related murder at the Watergate Hotel, with a suspect who is an "integrator" - someone who can let the locked in borrow their bodies for a time. If the Integrator was carrying a Haden client, then naming the suspect for the murder becomes that much more complicated. But "complicated" doesn't begin to describe it. As Shane and Vann began to unravel the threads of the murder, it becomes clear that the real mystery - and the real crime - is bigger than anyone could have imagined. The world of the locked in is changing, and with the change comes opportunities that the ambitious will seize at any cost. The investigation that began as a murder case takes Shane and Vann from the halls of corporate power to the virtual spaces of the locked in, and to the very heart of an emerging, surprising new human culture. It's nothing you could have expected. Old Man's War Series #1 Old Man’s War #2 The Ghost Brigades #3 The Last Colony #4 Zoe’s Tale #5 The Human Division #6 The End of All Things Short fiction: “After the Coup” Other Tor Books The Android’s Dream Agent to the Stars Your Hate Mail Will Be Graded Fuzzy Nation Redshirts Lock In The Collapsing Empire (forthcoming) At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.
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International Challenge of Climate

Author: Great Britain. Parliament. House of Commons. Environmental Audit Committee

Publisher: The Stationery Office

ISBN: 9780215023315

Category: Climatic changes

Page: 313

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The Committee's report examines the issue of how to tackle climate change in an international context, in light of the fact that the UK will hold both the presidency of the EU and the chair of the G8 this year. Topics discussed include: the impact of global warming and emissions forecasts; the EU emissions trading system; the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and the Kyoto Protocol; options for a post 2012 framework; and UK government objectives for 2005.
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Standing Tall

My Journey

Author: Spencer West

Publisher: Greystone Books

ISBN: 155365952X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 192

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Spencer West is many things. Accomplished speaker. University graduate. Natural prankster. Former cheerleader. And a young man without legs—something that has never held him back. Spencer was born without the use of his legs. When he was five, doctors decided to amputate below his pelvis to better help him get around. It didn’t bother him; he was Superman and nothing would ever get in his way. Or so he thought. Navigating through life on his hands, Spencer has always lived with purpose. But he wanted more out of life than just a paycheque and material possessions. He wanted to make an impact but wasn’t always sure how. That was until he had the epiphany: He was different for a reason. Infused with humour and humility, Spencer has never lost the hope or courage he needed to tackle personal obstacles—bullying, isolation, failure, or pride. His secret? Always standing tall.
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Please Don't Go

Big John's Journey Back to Life

Author: John Hartson

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1845969197

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

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In July 2009, former Celtic and Wales soccer star John Hartson was diagnosed with testicular cancer, which had also spread to his lungs and brain. But before his treatment even began, John came to the brink of death after contracting pneumonia, ceasing to breathe and undergoing emergency brain surgery. Against all the odds, he pulled through, and in Please Don't Go he documents his incredible fight for life. Profoundly moving, John's own story is interwoven with the poignant recollections of his pregnant wife, Sarah, as well as with extracts from his sister Victoria's personal diary. This remarkable book covers the five-week period during which John's survival was most in jeopardy. John's truly inspirational account of how he has managed to overcome a very aggressive form of cancer will offer hope and courage to others affected by the disease. It is a touching and ultimately uplifting insight into the bravery of the popular football hero, who has fought back to full health in the face of adversity.
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The Life of (A Single Parent) Brian!

Author: Brian Rowlands

Publisher: Brian Rowlands

ISBN: 1452075018

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 296

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What happens when after ten years of what you thought was a happy and normal family life your wife suddenly turns your world upside down and leaves, leaving you, heartbroken and in shock and with two expectant young children to care for and raise? First you hit the bottle, get seriously drunk and hit a downward spiral in free fall, heading for certain disaster. Then, once you've hit rock bottom, you take stock of the situation, pick yourself up, dust yourself down and begin the long and difficult climb out of the abyss, putting life together again piece by arduous piece. This is what happened to Brian Rowlands and this is his true story. Beginning with the end of his marriage, this book charts his and his children's journey along the long and very rocky road they encountered as they struggled to re-build their shattered lives and put some kind of stability and substance back in place. Filled with many highs and lows and told in an honest and open manner this book charts the last ten years in this single parent family's remarkable life. From heartbreak to happiness, through disastrous relationships, difficult medical problems and eleven different homes in five years, their story will entertain, enthrall and shock. Drawing the reader in, once started it is a book that the reader will want to go on reading, page after page, leaving you begging for more and wanting to know just what happens next.
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The Sobering Truth

One Man's Journey from Failure to Faith

Author: Steven Sellers

Publisher: Ambassador International

ISBN: 1935507613

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 399

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Steven Sellers the Addict was at the bottom of his bottle literally. His addiction to alcohol had escalated to an average of two-fifths of vodka a day. Forced into a detox center and then treatment, his thirst for the Beast caused him to forfeit his lucrative career, a 19-year marriage, and two young daughters and his soul. The Beast had dominated the slow, methodical destruction of everything good and moral about Steven's life. Beginning with a face-to-face encounter with a stranger in the Minneapolis detox center, The Addict realizes he must finally confront the Beast and do battle for his future. The Sobering Truth: One Man's Journey From Failure to Faith follows Steven to his breakdown, physically and spiritually. It addresses life in treatment both in and out of the hospital and the ever present threat of relapse. This story describes how the Addict can move beyond sobriety and learns how to embrace life in recovery; how to fill the hollow void that the ravenous Beast left
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