The First Six Weeks of School

The First Six Weeks of School


by Responsive Classroom
  • Release Date : 2015-03-01
  • Genre: Education

Build the foundation for a productive year of learning. Written by teachers, for teachers, this comprehensive K-6 guidebook shows how to: Plan a great first day—set a positive tone right from the start.Ensure that every part of the day flows smoothly—arrival, recess, lunch, and dismissal times, as well as lessons.Teach positive discipline—invest children in the rules and build prosocial behavior skills that keep their learning going.Present engaging academics—spark motivation and lay the groundwork for high academic achievement.Foster community—start with a daily Morning Meeting and end with a closing circle. The...

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The Return of the Prodigal Son

The Return of the Prodigal Son


by Henri J. M. Nouwen
  • Release Date : 2013-11-20
  • Genre: Religion

With over a million copies sold, this classic work is essential reading for all who ask, “Where has my struggle led me?” A chance encounter with a reproduction of Rembrandt’s The Return of the Prodigal Son catapulted Henri Nouwen on an unforgettable spiritual adventure. Here he shares the deeply personal and resonant meditation that led him to discover the place within where God has chosen to dwell. As Nouwen reflects on Rembrandt’s painting in light of his own life journey, he evokes a powerful drama of the classic parable in a rich, captivating way that is sure to reverberate in the hearts of readers. Nouwen prob...

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Three Story House

Three Story House


by Courtney Miller Santo
  • Release Date : 2014-08-19
  • Genre: Fiction

Renovating an historic Memphis house together, three cousins discover that their spectacular failures in love, career, and family provide the foundation for their future happiness in this warm and poignant novel from the author of The Roots of the Olive Tree that is reminiscent of The Postmistress, The Secret Life of Bees, and Kristin Hannah’s novels. Nearing thirty and trying to avoid the inescapable fact that they have failed to live up to everyone’s expectations and their own aspirations, cousins and childhood best friends Lizzie, Elyse, and Isobel seek respite in an oddly-shaped, three-story house that sits on a bl...

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Borrowed Time

Borrowed Time


by Sue Armstrong
  • Release Date : 2019-01-24
  • Genre: Science

As featured on BBC Radio 4's Start the Week 'A rich, timely study for the era of "global ageing"' Nature The ageing of the world population is one of the most important issues facing humanity in the 21st century – up there with climate change in its potential global impact. Sometime before 2020, the number of people over 65 worldwide will, for the first time, be greater than the number of 0–4 year olds, and it will keep on rising. The strains this is causing on society are already evident as health and social services everywhere struggle to cope with the care needs of the elderly. But why and how do we age? Scientists ...

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On Trails

On Trails


by Robert Moor
  • Release Date : 2016-07-12
  • Genre: Nature

New York Times Bestseller • Winner of the National Outdoor Book Award • Winner of the Saroyan International Prize for Writing • Winner of the Pacific Northwest Book Award • “The best outdoors book of the year.” —Sierra Club From a talent who’s been compared to Annie Dillard, Edward Abbey, David Quammen, and Jared Diamond, On Trails is a wondrous exploration of how trails help us understand the world—from invisible ant trails to hiking paths that span continents, from interstate highways to the Internet. While thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail, Robert Moor began to wonder about the paths that lie beneath o...

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The Perfect Mistress

The Perfect Mistress


by Victoria Alexander
  • Release Date : 2011-02-01
  • Genre: Fiction

Let #1 New York Times bestselling author Victoria Alexander sweep you away with her dazzling new romance, in which one otherwise proper lady discovers that passion is her legacy. . . Widowed Julia, Lady Winterset, has inherited a book--a very shocking book--that every gentleman in London seems to want. For a charismatic businessman, it's a chance to build an empire. For a dashing novelist, it could guarantee fame. But to a proud, domineering earl, it means everything. . . Harrison Landingham, Earl of Mountdale, can't let the obstinate Julia release the shameless memoir that could ruin his family's name. But the only way to...

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The Book of Chakras

The Book of Chakras


by Ambika Wauters
  • Release Date : 2002
  • Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Understanding chakras is an effective first step in harnessing every human being's hidden life-changing energies and employing inner powers for spiritual and physical healing. The word chakra originated with the Vedic teachings of ancient India. It comes from the Sanskrit word for "wheel of light," and denotes the energy centers that exist in every man and woman. The Book of Chakras explores the nature of these energy sources, explains where they dwell in each of us, and instructs on how to use them. The author identifies seven energy centers in the human body. The Root Chakra, located in the lower torso, anchors us in lif...

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The Dark Tower II

The Dark Tower II


by Stephen King
  • Release Date : 2016-12-27
  • Genre: Fiction

Soon to be a major motion picture starring Matthew McConaughey and Idris Elba The second volume in Stephen King’s #1 bestselling Dark Tower Series, The Drawing of the Three is an “epic in the making” (Kirkus Reviews) about a savage struggle against underworld evil and otherworldly enemies. “Stephen King is a master at creating living, breathing, believable characters,” hails The Baltimore Sun. Beginning just less than seven hours after The Gunslinger ends, in the second installment to the thrilling Dark Tower Series, Roland encounters three mysterious doorways on a deserted beach along the Western Sea. Each one e...

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A History of Modern Psychology

A History of Modern Psychology


by Duane Schultz
  • Release Date : 2013-10-02
  • Genre: Psychology

A History of Modern Psychology, 3rd Edition discusses the development and decline of schools of thought in modern psychology. The book presents the continuing refinement of the tools, techniques, and methods of psychology in order to achieve increased precision and objectivity. Chapters focus on relevant topics such as the role of history in understanding the diversity and divisiveness of contemporary psychology; the impact of physics on the cognitive revolution and humanistic psychology; the influence of mechanism on Descartes's thinking; and the evolution of the third force, humanistic psychology. Undergraduate students ...

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Naturally Sweet

Naturally Sweet


by America's Test Kitchen (Firm)
  • Release Date : 2016
  • Genre: Baking

You've tried taking some of the sugar out of your favorite dessert recipes, often with disastrous results. And using natural sweeteners requires creative techniques and thoughtful solutions. America's Test Kitchen is here to help, with recipes for great-tasting baked goods and desserts that rely on natural, less processed sweeteners....

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