To learn is to risk. This is the first ever work to investigate the impact on learning when risk-taking is explicitly taught in an elementary classroom. It is written for educators who wish to nurture the inherent potential in all their students, academically and beyond. Using an action-inquiry approach, children?s initial conceptions of risk are excavated, experiences of their risk-taking described, and a pedagogy of risk-taking illuminated. The importance of cultivating risk in classrooms is emphasized, and the ingredients necessary for doing so are revealed. Lesson ideas are included. The ultimate aim of education is to help children become more at home in the world through self-discovery in relation with others. Risk-taking is not a subject or unit of study but a way of being, and in schools a way of approaching curriculum that nurtures students in becoming their best selves. Using personal narrative, stories of classroom experiences, and student work samples and quotations, the notion of risk as a way to nurture one?s inherent potential is uncovered. It is through risk in everyday moments that we become who we are and build rich and meaningful roots in relationships with others.
Make a pilgrimage into your soul... 365 Days of Walking the Red Road captures the priceless ancient knowledge Native American elders have passed on from generation to generation for centuries, and shows you how to move positively down your personal road without fear or doubt. Special highlights: Inspiring quotations from Native Americans, such as Tecumseh, Black Hawk, Geronimo, and Chief Joseph A monthly Red Road spiritual lesson The proper uses of dreamcatchers and other symbols and crafts Important dates in Native American history
`Education is not about filling a pail, it's about lighting a fire.' -W.B.Yeats Through carefully selected and contextualized quotes, this book provides an engaging and inspiring way for reading teachers to look at and reflect on their own practice and grow professionally. A year's worth of thought-provoking quotations from thinkers in and out of education are tied to 11 themes for a reading educator's professional development. With each quote, the authors provide: Three reflective questions relating the core idea of the quote to teaching practice Lesson prompts that provide ways to use the quote with students Links to books for K-2, 3-8 and 9-12 to extend thinking generated by the quote The introduction spells out for teachers and literacy coaches how reflective use of the quotes and related prompts can promote and document professional development. It also provides multiple applications for the quotes in the classroom to directly foster enhancement of students' literacy, metacognitive skills and goal setting.
This devotional will help girls ages 8-12 apply biblical concepts to their daily lives. Each devotion is written and designed with today's tween and her issues in mind. Using a Scripture as the theme, each devotion includes a modern-day story and several interactive exercises, including a To-Do list, a quiz, related Scriptures, and quotations that reinforce the lesson. Filled with whimsical and girl-centric art, this fun devotional will be hard for young girls to put down!
Light-hearted sayings and witty quotations about life as a cowboy, together with David Stoecklein's striking photographs, make up this tribute to the simple code and genuine moral values of the many working cowgirls and cowboys of the West. This book imparts a valuable lesson to its readers--that of living honestly, giving back to the world, and getting the most out of what life has to offer.
You Prayed. You Hoped. You Waited... Yet, life is not turning out the way you planned. And now you are labouring under feelings of abandonment, confusion, disappointment and broken dreams. Deep within you, a crisis of faith brews that throws up questions like, Why me? Where is God? Why is this happening to me? Does He care? When your difficult, uncertain or desperate situation persists, you find yourself becoming weary and discouraged. And the hope that once lit up your heart has all but ebbed away. So what now? Author, speaker and coach Gladys Famoriyo knows exactly how you feel. And in her journey to catapult herself out of the chasm of discouragement, she rediscovered some essential lessons about God, life and everything else in between. One crucial lesson was the fact that God hears ... God answers ... just not always the way we are expecting. This can be a hard pill to swallow but one that can bring about inner peace and hope at times when it feels like God has failed to show up, as expected. And so Healing A Discouraged Heart offers practical insights, useful exercises, enlightening human stories and inspiring Bible quotations to offer new perspectives, real hope and an uplifted heart.
Master teacher Lisa Morris invites you to share her secrets of success with writer's workshops. After years of experimenting with the workshop model, she has developed the most effective ways to apply it in the classroom, yielding higher test scores and increased student engagement. Through practical, step-by-step instruction, Morris demonstrates how to use writer's notebooks, mentor texts, the writing process, and the 6 traits. Specific topics include: setting up the classroom for workshops creating a writing curriculum creating guidelines, expectations, and lessons for using notebooks helping students select ideas, brainstorm, and plan assigning writing partners and organizing sharing getting students to self-reflect creating process and product portfolios finding resources for publishing holding effective writing conferences The book also offers an array of invaluable tools, such as student writing samples mini-lessons for each stage of the writing process lesson plans pacing guides for dividing your time during the workshop sample charts to help you stay organized suggested classroom guidelines and handouts a list of mentor texts, organized by what you can use them to teach (e.g., adjectives, alliteration, onomatopoeia, beginnings, endings, strong verbs, sensory details) quotations on each stage of the writing process to motivate students
Without question, William Shakespeare is the most celebrated and quoted writer of all time. Whether you're a long-time fan or new to his writing, The Everything Shakespeare Book, 2nd Edition will help you fully appreciate and understand Shakespeare's works. In everyday language, this book covers everything from All's Well that Ends Well to The Winter's Tale-and every play and sonnet in between, featuring: Famous quotations Background information on Shakespeare's life and times An in-depth look at the controversy over the authorship of the works An Elizabethan English lesson Whether you're doing research for a school paper or simply building your literary knowledge, this book is the perfect introduction to the world and works of 'The Bard of Avon.' Cork Millner is a Shakespeare scholar, playwright, and author of several books, including To Be or Not To Be Shakespeare. He teaches writing at the University of California and Santa Barbara City College and has been on the literary staff for the prestigious Santa Barbara Writer's Conference for 20 years. He lives in Carpinteria, CA.
This new collection offers a vivid picture of the world in the 21st century, against a backdrop of the landmark events leading up to it. From Catherine Tate and the Simpsons to Mother Teresa and Winston Churchill, Modern Quotations charts the ebbs and flows of popular culture as well as marking the key voices and watersheds for our time. An authoritative look-up reference, and an enjoyable source for browsing: the perfect gift. New quotations include: 'You tried your best, and you failed miserably. The lesson is, never try.' [Homer Simpson] Matt Groening 'I ain't a communist necessarily, but I been in the red all my life.' Woody Guthrie 'I don't eat anything with a face.' Linda McCartney 'Never stop because you are afraid - you are never so likely to be wrong.' Fridtjof Nansen 'I watch where the cosmetics industry is going and then walk in the opposite direction.' Anita Roddick 'I wish I had invented blue jeans.' Yves Saint Laurent 'Fame vaporizes, money goes with the wind, and all that's left is character.' O. J. Simpson