What is the purpose of education? What kind of people do we want our children to grow up to be? How can we design schools so that students will acquire the skills they'll need to live fulfilled and productive lives? These are just a few of the questions that renowned educator Dennis Littky explores in The Big Picture: Education Is Everyone's Business. The schools Littky has created and led over the past 35 years are models for reformers everywhere: small, public schools where the curriculum is rich and meaningful, expectations are high, student progress is measured against real-world standards, and families and communities are actively engaged in the educational process. This book is for both big "E" and small "e" educators: * For principals and district administrators who want to change the way schools are run. * For teachers who want students to learn passionately. * For college admissions officers who want diverse applicants with real-world learning experiences. * For business leaders who want a motivated and talented workforce. * For parents who want their children to be prepared for college and for life. * For students who want to take control over their learning . . . and want a school that is interesting, safe, respectful, and fun. * For anyone who cares about kids. Here, you'll find a moving account of just what is possible in education, with many of the examples drawn from the Metropolitan Regional Career and Technical Center ("The Met") in Providence, Rhode Island--a diverse public high school with the highest rates of attendance and college acceptance in the state. The Met exemplifies personalized learning, one student at a time. The Big Picture is a book to reenergize educators, inspire teachers in training, and start a new conversation about kids and schools, what we want for both, and how to make it happen.
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Get the BIG PICTURE of Histology – and zero-in on what you really need to know to ace the course and board exams! 400 FULL-COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS Medical Histology: The Big Picture is a different kind of study tool. With an emphasis on what you “need to know” versus “what’s nice to know”, and featuring more than 400 full-color illustrations and micrographs, it offers a focused, streamlined overview of human histology. You’ll find a succinct, user-friendly presentation designed to make even the most complex concepts understandable in a short amount of time. With just right balance of information to give you the edge at exam time, this unique combination text and atlas features: An efficient, study-enhancing design consisting of text on the left-hand page and related illustrations on the right-hand page – allowing you to grasp individual principles, one concept at a time The inclusion of detail, often clinical in nature, that clarifies the link between the structural and functional applications of histology Review questions and answers at the end of each chapter A complete final exam at the end of the book Icons that indicate high-yield, clinically relevant concepts Key Structures highlighted when they first appear to indicate their importance More than 400 full-color illustrations and micrographs depicting essential histology Concise, easy-to-remember bulleted text
*INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER* "Vivid . . . impressive. . . . Splendidly informative."—The New York Times "Suceeds spectacularly."—Science "A tour de force."—Salon Already internationally acclaimed for his elegant, lucid writing on the most challenging notions in modern physics, Sean Carroll is emerging as one of the greatest humanist thinkers of his generation as he brings his extraordinary intellect to bear not only on Higgs bosons and extra dimensions but now also on our deepest personal questions: Where are we? Who are we? Are our emotions, our beliefs, and our hopes and dreams ultimately meaningless out there in the void? Do human purpose and meaning fit into a scientific worldview? In short chapters filled with intriguing historical anecdotes, personal asides, and rigorous exposition, readers learn the difference between how the world works at the quantum level, the cosmic level, and the human level—and then how each connects to the other. Carroll's presentation of the principles that have guided the scientific revolution from Darwin and Einstein to the origins of life, consciousness, and the universe is dazzlingly unique. Carroll shows how an avalanche of discoveries in the past few hundred years has changed our world and what really matters to us. Our lives are dwarfed like never before by the immensity of space and time, but they are redeemed by our capacity to comprehend it and give it meaning. The Big Picture is an unprecedented scientific worldview, a tour de force that will sit on shelves alongside the works of Stephen Hawking, Carl Sagan, Daniel Dennett, and E. O. Wilson for years to come. From the Hardcover edition.
Part social critique and part manifesto. The Big Picture is a worldview that examines the interconnectedness of people and concepts. Once we begin to recognize and appreciate these connections, we become more self-aware and open to positive change. The Big Picture compels readers to look more deeply within themselves to find and create greater meaning in their lives. Ultimately, our primary purpose is to become better humans, thus enabling us to realize our full potential.
Ms. Terry, the Cobblestone Elementary School Art Teacher, has a new art project for her students. However, exactly what the students will be making remains a mystery. The children work hard at coloring, cutting and pasting their pieces onto a very large poster board. What the students reveal when the project is complete is far more than meets the eye. Join the students as they discover what "The Big Picture" mystery art project is really all about!
What causes poverty? Can poverty be eliminated? Why do we keep moving towards global government? Are world events controlled by a secret group of powerful insiders? What will our society be like two or three generations from now? The answers to all these questions are in this book. Take a lightning fast trip through 2400 years of history. Along the way you’ll discover why we live the way we do, and what your children’s future will be. It’s an exciting ride, and this book takes you all the way from the beginning of civilization to its end...which is just around the corner!
Christina Foley's revealing new study presents a penetrating analysis of the work of the all-women Charabanc theatre company and the effect it has had on opening up Northern Ireland to new voices and ideas.
After taking a picture of a sumo wrestling star for his Tokyo newspaper, photographer Ken Harada soon finds out that someone wants his photograph very much.
Examines how technology has transformed the study of genetics and how researchers are using computers to analyze genes and genomes in human health, disease, and development. Discusses how this research is being used to develop cures for some diseases and to learn how to prevent them.