In this book you'll learn how to: tap into your passion as a teacher - even when you're less than excited about the subject; develop creative presentations that capture your students' interest; establish rapport and a sense of camaraderie in your classroom; transform your class into a life-changing experience for your students. --from back cover.
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Arr matey! Do you want to know all about the ten most fantastic, fearsome and famous pirates of all time? Dare you read of how Francois L’Olonnais ripped out a man’s heart with his bare hands then gnawed at it like a ravenous wolf? And what of Sir Henry Morgan - callous pirate or loyal privateer? How did Cheung Po Tsai build up a fleet of six hundred ships, and what happened to Anne Bonny after she was caught? Suitable for sea-faring folk and land-lubbers alike, this fantastic book introduces the reader to the ten pirates throughout history who surely were the greatest of their age.
Prepare to explore the universe, 1650 years in the future. As Skip Thurmond, a NASA shuttle pilot, is transported into that future and is shanghaied by pirates. Leading him on a high adventure, swashbuckling romp across the known universe... and beyond. An epic tale sure to appeal to Space Jockeys and Pirate buffs
Gravity Goldberg’s Teach Like Yourself helps you be the biggest, boldest, and most powerful version of your teacher self. It reminds you why you became a teacher and coaches you to bring your unique gifts and talents into the classroom. The difference between a so-so lesson and one that leaves a lasting impact on students has everything to do with how confident and connected you feel to yourself and your students. Read this book when you need an extra shot of bravery. It’s a perfect resource if You want to coach yourself into fulfilling your teacher potential You are looking for more balance in your teaching and personal life You want a pep talk for saying no to what doesn’t help students and yes to what you know does You want to grow and deepen your practice without losing yourself in the process In this, her fifth and most personal book, Gravity uses her gifts for developing teacher agency as she invites you to take on five powerful practices: • Naming your core beliefs • Viewing teaching as a practice • Building balanced relationships • Driving professional growth • Taking care of your whole self To support you as you make these five practices lifelong habits, Gravity includes illuminating stories, reflection questions, short videos of advice from her and other educators, a full-color Teach Like Yourself Manifesto poster, and a Teach Like Yourself Facebook group moderated by the author.
Boost oral language and early literacy skills through hands-on activities with students in grade PreK using Preschool Theme Boxes. This 160-page resource includes tips and materials lists for building theme boxes, set-up ideas for transforming the classroom, suggested picture books, literacy activities, and reproducible picture sets of scenes to sequence and discuss. The book includes themes such as art gallery, bakery, circus, fire station, princess castle, and spaceship. This book makes it easy to engage young learners and expand their vocabularies while guiding them in problem-solving, reading, and writing skills. The book supports Head Start and NAEYC standards.
Why are some products and ideas talked about more than others? Why do some articles make the most emailed list? Why do some YouTube videos go viral? Word-of-mouth. Whether through face-to-face conversations, emails from friends, or online product reviews, the information and opinions we get from others have a strong impact on our own behaviour. Indeed, word-of-mouth generates more than two times the sales of paid advertising and is the primary factor behind 20-50% of all purchasing decisions.It is between 8.5 and 30 times more effective than traditional media.But want to know the best thing about word-of-mouth? It's available to everyone.Whether you're a Fortune 500 company trying to increase sales, a corner restaurant trying to raise awareness, a non-profit trying to fight obesity, or a newbie politician running for city council, word-of-mouth can help you succeed. And you don't have to have millions of dollars to spend on an advertising budget. You just have to get people to talk.The challenge, though, is how to do that. This book will show you how.
Scientist, abolitionist, revolutionary: that is the Benjamin Franklin we know and celebrate. To this description, the talented young historian David Waldstreicher shows we must add runaway, slave master, and empire builder. But Runaway America does much more than revise our image of a beloved founding father. Finding slavery at the center of Franklin's life, Waldstreicher proves it was likewise central to the Revolution, America's founding, and the very notion of freedom we associate with both. Franklin was the sole Founding Father who was once owned by someone else and was among the few to derive his fortune from slavery. As an indentured servant, Franklin fled his master before his term was complete; as a struggling printer, he built a financial empire selling newspapers that not only advertised the goods of a slave economy (not to mention slaves) but also ran the notices that led to the recapture of runaway servants. Perhaps Waldstreicher's greatest achievement is in showing that this was not an ironic outcome but a calculated one. America's freedom, no less than Franklin's, demanded that others forgo liberty. Through the life of Franklin, Runaway America provides an original explanation to the paradox of American slavery and freedom.
The author presents his own perspectives and techniques for making play part of his classroom's learning experience; includes QR code links to resources and templates.
PIRATES, Buccaneers, Marooners, those cruel but picturesque sea wolves who once infested the Spanish Main, all live in present-day conceptions in great degree as drawn by the pen and pencil of Howard Pyle. Pyle, artist-author, living in the latter half of the nineteenth century and the first decade of the twentieth, had the fine faculty of transposing himself into any chosen period of history and making its people flesh and blood again - not just historical puppets. His characters were sketched with both words and picture; with both words and picture he ranks as a master, with a rich personality which makes his work individual and attractive in either medium.