Anne of Green Gables Anne (with an e of course) starts out as a mistake. The elderly Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert had planned on adopting a boy to help Matthew with the chores on their Prince Edward Island farm. What are they to do with the red-haired, high-spirited girl who arrives instead? Anne of Avonlea It seemed only yesterday that the skinny, freckle-faced redhead had first come to the island. Now here is Anne, teaching at the Avonlea school, 16, pretty, and all grown up. Well, not quite grown up. In fact, Anne is not very different from her restless young pupils-mischievous and spirited as ever and headed for hilarious predicaments with a cranky new neighbor, a hungry Jersey cow, a parrot with an embarrassing vocabulary, and a truly dreadful mistake! Anne of the Island New adventures lie ahead as Anne Shirley packs her bags, waves good-bye to childhood, and heads for Redmond College. With old friend Prissy Grant waiting in the bustling city of Kingsport and frivolous new pal Philippa Gordon at her side, Anne tucks her memories of rural Avonlea away and discovers life on her own terms, filled with surprises . . . including a marriage proposal from the worst fellow imaginable, the sale of her very first story, and tragedy that teaches her a painful lesson.
He is determined to avoid marriage, she to despise men....London 1818: Destitute, disillusioned, and desperate, Lady Rosalind Marlowe sets the tongues of Regency London wagging when she becomes the "Mayfair Thief". Targeting only those who had won large sums of money from her father, bleeding him dry and causing him to take his own life, she decides to teach them a lesson. She takes something valuable from each, leaving her calling card with a bible quote behind. On her last outing, she is caught red-handed.Bored, restless, and guilt-ridden over the death of his own father and with his accusations of him being a selfish whelp still ringing in his ears, Lord Atherton heads off a Bow Street runner who is pursuing Rosalind. In an altruistic act, he engages her to be a companion to his mother, leading her to believe he is making amends for his father’s actions. Unaware that he has become the target of enmity from a desperate gambler from whom he has won a large sum of money, they are thrown into a series of increasingly dangerous situations.Even as events conspire to draw them closer together, Rosalind discovers she has been hired under false pretenses. Will they manage to overcome both pride and prejudice to finally find happiness, or will an unexpected letter from a solicitor drive a final wedge between them? 1. Language: English. Narrator: Helen Taylor. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/160942/bk_acx0_160942_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
I firmly believe that what will make you a master teacher is not the advice I give you; what will make you a master teacher is that you figure out how to solve those challenges on your own, in your own way. - From the Preface As a new teacher you, face numerous challenges. Right from the start, you must learn how to manage a class full of restless students; develop productive relationships with fellow teachers, administrators, and parents; and design engaging lesson plans that will meet ever-increasing levels of accountability all while building a life for yourself in the process. It can be overwhelming and sometimes you can feel like you're all alone. And yet, you came to this profession because you want to make a difference. How do you juggle the demands of the profession and find your own voice, your own teaching style, your own teaching self? The good news is that you can do this. In this down-to-earth, inspirational audiobook, best-selling author Robyn Jackson offers encouragement and real-world advice for navigating those difficult years as a beginning teacher. Sharing stories from her own humbling first years as a new teacher, Robyn helps you tackle challenges such as motivating students, planning effective lessons, building relationships with parents, bouncing back from embarrassing mistakes, and finding your own authority as a teacher. She also helps you find success outside the classroom with practical pointers for living on a teacher's salary and carving out time to have a life of your own. With candor and a good deal of wit, she gently guides you to develop your own teaching style and, ultimately, to find your own path toward mastery. Robyn speaks to new educators as a trusted mentor, one who knows how to navigate the tricky terrain of "new teacherdom" - and knows how rich and rewarding the payoff will be. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tami Romani. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/021415/bk_adbl_021415_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
HOPE IS ON THE WAY!"I firmly believe that what will make you a master teacher is not the advice I give you, what will make you a master teacher is that you figure out how to solve those challenges on your own, in your own way." --From the PrefaceAs a new teacher you face numerous challenges. Right from the start you must learn how to manage a class full of restless students, develop productive relationships with fellow teachers, administrators, and parents, and design engaging lesson plans that will meet ever-increasing levels of accountability all while building a life for yourself in the process. It can be overwhelming and sometimes you can feel like you're all alone.And yet, you came to this profession because you want to make a difference. How do you juggle the demands of the profession and find your own voice, your own teaching style, your own teaching self?The good news is that you can do this.In this down-to-earth, inspirational book, bestselling author Robyn Jackson offers encouragement and real-world advice for navigating those difficult years as a beginning teacher. Sharing stories from her own humbling first years as a new teacher, Robyn helps you tackle challenges such as motivating students, planning effective lessons, building relationships with parents, bouncing back from embarrassing mistakes, and finding your own authority as a teacher. She also helps you find success outside the classroom with practical pointers for living on a teacher's salary and carving out time to have a life of your own. With candor and a good deal of wit, she gently guides you to develop your own teaching style and, ultimately, to find your own path toward mastery.Robyn speaks to new educators as a trusted mentor, one who knows how to navigate the tricky terrain of "new teacherdom"--and knows how rich and rewarding the payoff will be. If you're new to the profession or know someone about to embark on a teaching career,You Can Do Thisis the essential roadmap to succeeding as a new educator both inside and outside the classroom.
In Restless, an 8-session, video-based small group Bible study, Bible study teacher and author Jennie Allen helps you discover a practical plan to identify the threads of your life and how to intentionally weave them together for God's glory and purposes. Using the story of Joseph, Jennie explains how his suffering, gifts, story, and relationships fit into the greater story of God-and how our stories can do the same. Then she also introduces Threads-a tool to help you see your own personal story and to uncover and understand the raw materials God has given you to use for his glory and purpose while on this planet. This guide serves as a tool to prepare you in leading this Restless study and to help you, the leader, understand how to lead a group effectively and meet the needs of the various types of learners in your group. This leader&#8217;s guide provides you with helpful tips to effectively point your women to the overarching theme of each lesson, and explains how to use the session tools, including the video, the personal study projects, and the conversation cards. Designed for use with Restless Video Study 9780849922374 and Restless Study Guide 9780849922367 (sold separately).
Once upon a time in a place far away, lived a man named Gary Larson who used to draw cartoons. It was a cartoon that appeared for many years in daily newspapers and was loved by millions. (And was confusing to millions more.) But one day he stopped. Gary went into hiding. He made a couple short films. He played his guitar. He threw sticks for his dogs. They threw some back. Yet Gary was restless. He couldn't sleep nights. Something haunted him. (Besides Gramps.) Something that would return him to his roots in biology, drawing and dementia--a tale called There's a Hair in My Dirt! A Worm's Story. It begins a few inches underground, when a young worm, during a typical family dinner, discovers there's a hair in his plate of dirt. He becomes rather upset, not just about his tainted meal but about his entire miserable, wormy life. This, in turn, spurs his father to tell him a story--a story to inspire the children of invertebrates everywhere. And so Father Worm describes the saga of a fair young maiden and her adventuresome stroll through her favorite forest, a perambulator's paradise. It is a journey filled with mystery and magic. Or so she thinks. Which is all we'll say for now. What exactly does the maiden encounter? Does Son Worm learn a lesson? More important, does he eat his plate of fresh dirt? Well, you'll have to read to find out, but let's just say the answers are right under your feet. Written and illustrated in a children's storybook style, There's a Hair in My Dirt! A Worm's Story is a twisted take on the difference between our idealized view of Nature and the sometimes cold, hard reality of life for the birds and the bees and the worms (not to mention our own species). Told with his trademark off-kilter humor, this first original non--Far Side book is the unique work of a comic master. Now Larson can finally sleep at night. Question is, will you?
Welcome to Sunny Hills Mice School where the first lesson is recognizing DANGER! And that means CAT. So Miss Mouse shows her students pictures of things that are, and are not, a kitty. But the kids are a bit restless... until something enters the classroom that makes them all sCATter. But, is their unwelcome guest really a cat?
As a boy grows into a man in the eastern forest, he discovers he can visualize things and even create imaginary people. Guided by a restless spirit, the man decides to travel to the American West where he observes the Grand Tetons and the desert, climbs the Rocky Mountains, and stares into the Grand Canyon. Although he falls for the grandeur, he cannot forget his former love-the quiet but stunning beauty of the East. It is a dilemma that often drives him crazy. After the man finally takes the recommendation of an imaginary friend to embark on a healing journey to release his prejudices and fears and let things happen as they should, he closes the door on his Wyoming cabin and heads on a quest for peace. But when a beautiful angel suddenly emerges from the river and hops into his beat-up truck, the man soon discovers that the angel, Eltanzer, is there to teach him a valuable lesson about letting go and accepting change. Letting Go of Eltanzer explores the phenomenon of what happens when a man leaves his beloved home to explore the world, realizes his heart is torn by his love for two very different places, and must learn to heal with help from unlikely friends.
WE'VE NEVER HAD A KING embraces the courtship of Mary and Brad, their early married life, and their experiences in the Kingdom of Iraq during the 1950s when Brad was an advisor to the Government Oil Refineries Administration. 'THE NATIVES WERE RESTLESS!' A combination of frustrations was permeating the atmosphere, resulting in a general unrest of the populace. These STRAWS of contention could ultimately BREAK the BACK of the Iraqi CAMEL! Presented in anecdotal form, Brad's unique writing style enables the reader to glide from one of their interesting experiences to another. 'Brad's stories are like popcorn, you can't stop munching till the bag is empty,' writes Donnis Baggett, the Editor-in-Chief of the Eagle. 'His dry wit and knack for storytelling shine in WE'VE NEVER HAD A KING. Brad's chronicle of life with his beloved wife Mary and their 1950's adventures in Iraq is a smorgasbord of humor and adventure.' 'I recommend that you read this book. You'll get a history lesson chock full of wit and wisdom. Brad and Mary will feel like your friends by the end, and it will be a friendship you'll treasure,' writes Dr. Valerie Balester, Executive Director of the Texas A&M University Writing Center. Brad, born during the Roaring Twenties in Fort Worth, Texas, was greeted with open arms by The Great Depression and World War II. He attended Texas A&M, served in Naval Aviation and worked at Phillips Petroleum Company's Kansas City refinery before transferring to Iraq. Mary and Brad married in 1951 and spent a wonderful fifty years together before Mary's passing.