Robert Cooter and Ray Reutzel
This accessible, effective, “point-of-teaching” text and resource puts up to date information, assessments, and instructional strategies in front of teachers of reading in an incredibly practical, ready to use format. Practicing educators find it an ideal reference tool for matching strategies to students’ needs, pre-service teachers find it a highly informative core text for reading diagnosis and assessment courses, and workshop instructors find it just what they need for their ongoing professional development programs.
Significant social science research suggests that the standard of monogamy has become a destructive force both on marriages and parenting. Based on an exhaustive survey into the lives of real people, Swinging in America: Love, Sex, and Marriage in the 21st Century concludes that nonmonogamous relationships such as swinging and polyamory offer a new blueprint for combining sex and love - one that may prove more in line with the way people actually live their lives in our society."
Shawn Apostle et al.
The authors of Teaching Applied Creative Thinking: A New Pedagogy for the 21st Century believe this book to be the first in the field about teaching creative thinking in the new millennium. While many books talk about creativity and provide the justification for adding creative thinking as a student learning outcome, this book focuses on applying creativity to the teaching and learning process. The authors ask, “does anyone truly believe the world’s problems are going to be solved by students with only a high proficiency in common core competencies?” With student learning outcomes as a goal, we must rethink teaching and learning to include creativity. Posed for the 21st-Century learner, their new paradigm, Mentor-from-the-Middle, replicates scholarly inquiry by developing a scholarly frame of mind. The teacher assumes new roles in this paradigm of scholar, mentor, facilitator, coach, model, and critical reflector. These roles in turn combine to help transform the learner into an active creative thinker.
This new volume of poetry by Frederick Smock began with his chance discovery of the work of 20th century Norwegian poet Olav Hauge, who "opened a window through which many of these poems subsequently entered." Written with his seemingly effortless elegance, these are poems of finely etched observation, of serene appreciation, as deceptively simple as the world they depict with such grace. "Each poem in this book creates a blaze of clarity, intensifies a moment of insight: evening sun climbing a bookshelf, lichen feasting on a tree trunk, a window looking down into a courtyard or up into blue sky. Like the opthalmologist's just-right lens, Smock's poems bring the blurry world into focus so that sight and insight become Vision, revealing our world's bounty, helping us to see, doing the real work of poetry.
"The Conversation" is a rare combination of an intellectually engaging and enjoyable read. It enlivens various philosophical and religious positions, and then puts Judaism into an animated conversation with them. It's a kind of Chaim Potok meets Philosophy 101. The results are rich in narrative, tradition and ideas. It is also an excellent book for young adults and their parents to read at the same time, to stimulate discussion about important issues and challenges....
Eric Roorda, Lauren Hutchinson Derby, and Raymundo Gonzales
Despite its significance in the history of Spanish colonialism, the Dominican Republic is familiar to most outsiders through only a few elements of its past and culture. Non-Dominicans may be aware that the country shares the island of Hispaniola with Haiti and that it is where Christopher Columbus chose to build a colony. Some may know that the country produces talented baseball players and musicians; others that it is a prime destination for beach vacations. Little else about the Dominican Republic is common knowledge outside its borders. This Reader seeks to change that. It provides an introduction to the history, politics, and culture of the country, from precolonial times into the early twenty-first century.
Few changes in literary history are as dramatic as the replacement of the sentimental image of the home in Victorian fiction by the emphasis in modernist fiction on dysfunctional families and domestic alienation. In The End of Domesticity Charles Hatten offers a provocative theory for this seminal shift that even now shapes literary depictions of the family.
Carl W. Hafele
Financial crashes are a necessary part of capitalism, as the market occasionally needs to "reset" itself. Some crashes are relatively minor and short-lived. Others, like the Wall Street Crash of 1929, are devastating, depression-triggering events. Many, like the Great Recession that commenced in 2007, are worsened by improper economic policies.Professor of economics and money manager Carl Hafele warns readers that, unless U.S. economic policy changes, and changes soon, the nation is heading for a cataclysmic financial crash on a scope not seen since 1929. Using historical market crashes as examples, Hafele proves that sound economic policies lessen the frequency and severity of financial crises, and explains how our current economic path and policies are both unsustainable and alarming.
The Blue Christmas Mass is a tradition begun in 2011 at Our Lady of the Woods Chapel by Fr. Ronald Knott, chaplain at Bellarmine University in Louisville, Ky. It was the result of an article he wrote for The Record which noted that for many the Christmas season can be more depressing than uplifting. "Not everybody finds this time of year to be a happy time. People lose relatives, parents lose children. For a lot of people there is a great deal of sadness. Some people, because of their personal experiences, just dread the arrival of the holidays. Then they go to Midnight Mass and that kind of rubs it in. The Blue Christmas Mass is more meditative and reflective. It is not festive, there are no trumpets playing Joy to the World." This book is a collection of Fr. Knott's homilies given at the past five Blue Christmas Masses. He offers them as a comfort to those who find Christmas a painful time.
In contemporary public discourse, the supposedly comprehensive explanatory power of reason is used to justify a thoroughgoing suspicion of religion. In recent decades, the critiques of postmodernism have generated a different kind of suspicion by construing history as a process that is too arbitrary to be narrated--either by modern reason or by religion. In light of these developments, a question arises regarding the appropriate theological response to such forms of suspicion, both of which threaten not just religion but our sense of human agency as such.
Aaron Hoffman and Lee Remington Williams
The relationship of political theory to social science would seem to be a simple subject. If one were to stop at basic classifications, then the relationship of political theory to social science would be very easy to conceive. Political science is one of the social sciences. It is a subset of social science. Within political science, political theory is an area of study. Therefore, political theory is also a social science. On a purely definitional level, it seems that one needs to examine the issue no further than that. However, this text seeks to complicate this supposedly simple lesson.
Thomas L. Wilson
The application of basic human psychology to the activity of thoroughbred handicapping can go a long way to develop expert skill and earn consistent profits at the track. In these pages, Prof. Thomas Wilson shares an entirely original perspective on the art of the game that brings to life the past performance data and reveals new dimensions about the "game inside" the mind of the handicapper.
Jay Gatrell, Ryan Jensen, Mark Patterson, and Nancy Hoalst-Pullen
This book explores the environmental, economic, and socio-political dynamics of sustainability from a geographic perspective. The chapters unite the often disparate worlds of environment, economics, and politics by seeking to understand and visualize a range of sustainability practices on the ground and in place. In concert, the book provides an overview of a range of geotechnical applications associated with environmental change (water resources, land use & land cover change); as well as investigates more nuanced and novel examples of local economic development in cities
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