How to Transform Urban Schools Through Fearless Leadership
Author: Yvette Jackson,Veronica McDermott
Many urban educators live in fear: of their schools being labeled failures, of increasingly punitive sanctions, of loss of respect and livelihood. This fear pervades the entire school community, affecting the physical, mental, and emotional well-being of its members. The authors of this guide to transformation in urban schools are convinced that the key ingredient for school renewal is fearless leadership. Fearless leaders work in schools under-resourced and overburdened and serve disproportionately large numbers of children who live in poverty and face racism daily. They are ordinary educators committed to proving that demographics need not be destiny. This inspirational yet practical book will help you bridge the divide that separates urban students from their birthright of a high-quality education. You will learn how to * Adopt a leadership approach, consisting of affirmation, inspiration, and mediation (AIM), that will transform your school into a flourishing learning community. * Build a leadership team of important stakeholders--including students--that is committed to improvement. * Tap into the resources that already exist in your school and jettison institutional arrangements that prevent your school from becoming an enriching and creative community. * Create supports that enable teachers to nurture their students' potential to meet high standards and become self-actualized learners. Each chapter closes with reflections and activities that will help your leadership team produce its own roadmap for change. Succeeding in the tough landscape of urban schools requires more than just passion and a sense of urgency; it requires real skills. Aim High, Achieve More provides insights gleaned from real-world experiences that will enable you to create a successful, vibrant learning environment.
Publisher: Index Books S L
All the happenings in the history of the Offf festival are narrated in an original, uninhibited and interactive way through anecdotes, situations, testimonials and images by renowned artists. The book's design is based on fresh, spontaneous aesthetics that match the concept of a personal journal. The visual effects, illustrations, image treatment and interaction with the reader bring the book's contents closer through an emotional experience.
An Olympic Decathlete's Inspiring Story (1992 Olympics 20th Anniversary Edition)
Author: Dave Johnson,Verne Becker
Category: Sports & Recreation
Twenty years after winning an Olympic bronze medal at the 1992 Barcelona Summer Games, Dave Johnson now serves as Director of Athletics at Corban University.* As Dave watches top athletes prepare for the 2012 Olympic Games in London and other world class events, Dave prepares his own Warrior athletes for their futures on and off of the fields and courts. * This is a special "1992 Olympics 20th Anniversary Edition" of Dave Johnson's acclaimed autobiography. * Aim High is Dave's personal story. About a teen with natural talent drifting into trouble and how teammates, coaches and parents saw something more. About a marriage that faced the devastating loss of a child. And about a faith that gave a focus to aim high in life, as well as on the field.* And Dave Johnson takes you trackside: the intensity, the exultation, and the focused performance in the face of injury and heartbreak.* Aim High not only captures the drama of decathlon competition, but also how a once-drifting life was brought into sharp focus by Jesus Christ.* Includes an update profile of Dave Johnson today, still aiming high!
Behind the Design
Author: Vince Wilczynski,Stephanie Slezycki,Woodie Flowers
Publisher: Rockport Publishers
Personal robots are about as advanced today as personal computers were on the eve of the first IBM PC in the early 1980s. They are still the domain of hobbyists who cobble them together from scratch or from kits, join local clubs to swap code and stage contests, and whose labor of love is setting the stage for a technological revolution. This book will deconstruct the 30 regional winning robot designs from the FIRST Robotics Competition in 2006. The FIRST Robotics Competition (held annually and co-founded by Dean Kamen and Woodie Flowers) is a multinational competition that teams professionals and young people to solve an engineering design problem in an intense and competitive way. In 2005 the competition reached close to 25,000 people on close to 1,000 teams in 30 competitions. Teams came from Brazil, Canada, Ecuador, Israel, Mexico, the U.K., and almost every U.S. state. The competitions are high-tech spectator sporting events that have gained a loyal following because of the high caliber work featured. Each team is paired with a mentor from such companies as Apple, Motorola, or NASA (NASA has sponsored 200 teams in 8 years). This book looks at 30 different robot designs all based on the same chassis, and provides in-depth information on the inspiration and the technology that went into building each of them. Each robot is featured in 6-8 pages providing readers with a solid understanding of how the robot was conceived and built. There are sketches, interim drawings, and process shots for each robot.
How High Can You Fly?
Author: Al LÓpez
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Book Description Since the beginning of mankind, there have always been individuals who start life with disadvantages but by sighting their Aim High above mediocrity they have accomplished great things! I chose the title Aim High for this book as an analogy to impress upon the readers that regardless of their beginnings by sighting their Aim High they can go on to be the best that they can be at whatever they want. The key to success is first to develop a desire for something. What do you want out of life? Once a desire is instilled within, motivation follows, and then you must write out a well thought out plan of action on how to do what you want to achieve then you must follow through with action. I believe we all have a purpose in life. The hard part is to find out what that something is. What is your purpose? The soul that has not established aim loses itself. Montaigne (15331592) In the book Aim High I have done my best to present in sixteen steps guidance and stimulus for success. Success does not happen immediately. Achieving success happens by having a series of successes. The first successes are small, but as you move up one step at a time, you will move up to accomplish higher and higher achievements. Aim High is a self-help book about self- improvement. I have written the sixteen-step aim high path to personal achievementstudy guide in a way that I hope will help all who read it improve the quality of their lives. We go through life making choices. We have the capacity to direct our destiny by the choices we make In the Aim High book I have presented sixteen points I call steps: Effort, Example, Enthusiasm, Spiritual, Physical, Personal, Encouragement, Personality, Financial, Career, Looks, Speak, Purpose, Plan, Belief, Action. These sixteen points provide guidance and serve as a stimulus for success through self-motivation. It is the awaking of the inner self to the potential that can be realized. In order to reach your highest and fullest potential, you must first have the courage to think, to imagine, to dream. Dream! What do you want for yourself out of life? What do you desire? The definition of desire in (thesaurus) is synonyms with hunger, craving, longing, and yearning. Desire will stoke your self-motivation to do! Your first priority is to decide and establish what you desire as your goal. Goal setting is the single most important ingredient in self-motivation that leads to achieving success. Your next priority is to write out a specific plan of action about how you are going to achieve your goal, and you should know why you want you desire it. Then go after your goal with passion, a burning desire within you. To do it! My grandson Ryan invited me to go to the movie, The Empire Strikes Back. I was impressed with what the Jedi teacher teaches his student about engaging the force that is the greatest power in the universe. He tells his student that there is no try, that there is either do or not do. Another important ingredient necessary to achieve success is self-confidence. Self-confidence is a by- product of preparation, and in order to succeed you must discipline yourself to establish the habit of doing what need to be done. Now, not tomorrow! Affirm to yourself, I have faith and belief in myself that I will achieve my goal because I expect to achieve it, because I will work hard to do so, and that no matter what the circumstances, I will never give up. Action is what produces results! Do Power! The thrust of Aim High is to implant the sixteen steps outlined in this book into your mind as seeds necessary for success. We are all born with a powerful toolour brain, and it is up to each and every one of us to learn how to use that powerful tool more efficiently and effectively. On the cover of Aim High, there is a red dot in the center. That dot represents you, and you are your own bulls-eye! To try to hit right in the center of the bulls-ey
Author: Will McGeorge
Amy Morgans family relocation to Nottingham sets in motion a life-changing series of events. The seventeen-year-old A level student falls in love, and suddenly, her world turns upside down. Steven Porter, a popular, charismatic fellow pupil, introduces her to a new world, one of change, success, failure, discovery, and ambition. His dream to run at the Olympics becomes their dream, but health issues threaten that future. Their journey, shared with new friends Mel, Christina, Sean, and Sam, is chronicled alongside historical events of 2011the riots, a Jean Genet exhibition, a day at Alton Towers, an early Ed Sheeran concert, and a Champions League experience enrich the realism. Through months of emotional turbulence, laughter, and tears, Amys self-esteem is stretched to breaking. She knows, however, there is only one way to fulfill their dreamsthey must aim high.
Author: Tim Roberts,Paul Kelly,Susan Iannuzzi
Aim High will help your students succeed as language learners in the classroom, with their homework and also in exams. How will it do this? It builds students vocabulary knowledge through a structured and progressive approach. What does this mean? There are over 50 active vocabulary items in each unit, including words from the Oxford 3000TM. Students learn the meaning of new words but they also learn how and when to use them for themselves. And these are not just useful, everyday words.They're also introduced to expressions, idioms, phrasal verbs, and so on. Essential language for communicating well in English. As a teacher you'll want to help your students become autonomous learners. In Aim High there are lots of opportunities to prepare for this. In the Student's Book there's a 'Dictionary Corner', with exercises to help them towards learner autonomy. There's also a Literacy Corner to extend their vocabulary, focusing on selected readers of the right level. With theself-check and review boxes they can see how they're progressing for themselves. A Grammar Reference and Grammar Builder bring together all the grammar and vocabulary for the unit. These allow students to look back over grammar points and review what they have learned.
Paul Weller in Photographs 1978-2015
Author: Tom Sheehan
Publisher: Flood Gallery
Tom Sheehan has photographed some of the biggest names in music and with Aim High he is releasing for the very first time a comprehensive collection of his photographic work with Paul Weller. With many never before seen images this is an incredible body of work that shows the brilliant talent of Tom via a fantastic visual journey from the Jam, through the Style Council and the Solo years. Every photograph has been carefully scanned and re-touched to produce the images in their glorious best and every element of this Deluxe book will be produced to the highest specification.
Publisher: Carson Dellosa Publishing Company
The 128-page Aim High Teacher Planner helps teachers organize information and lesson plans for the school year. This planner provides spaces for these areas: -substitute information -yearly planning -contact info -communication logs Forty-six tab stickers are included. Organize your school year in style with the comprehensive, wire-bound Aim High Teacher Planner. This plan book features durable spiral binding for convenience and provides a place to record important information for quick and easy access. The monthly planning spreads allow you to plan goals and information for the month in one central spot. Each week covers an entire spread to allow you to record detailed notes and lesson plans. Use the checklists at the back to record grades, attendance, homework completion, and more. Check out other Aim High accents to create a cohesive classroom theme.
Author: Tanni Grey-Thompson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Aim High is an inspirational book written by the UK's leading wheelchair athlete, Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson. She has won 16 medals, eleven of which are gold, countless European titles, six London Marathons and over 30 world records have catapulted this Welsh wheelchair athlete so firmly into the public consciousness. Aim High reveals what has motivated her through her best and worst times.
Hints and Helps for Young Men - Primary Source Edition
Author: William Makepeace Thayer
Publisher: Nabu Press
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.
Publisher: Carson-Dellosa Publishing
Enhance any area of your classroom with a cheerful touch! The Aim High assorted Confetti Colorful Cut-Outs feature multipurpose confetti-design circle cut-outs in assorted colors and sizes. Assorted Colorful Cut-Outs offer easy ways to decorate displays, but their purpose goes beyond style. Perfect for every teacher, Colorful Cut-Outs are available in a variety of shapes and colors and can be used as desk tags, name tags, classroom labels, game pieces, cubby tags, and more. Make sure to view our other Aim High products to create a cohesive classroom theme.
LEARN TO PLAN HIGH AIM
Author: SHAWN DUSTIN
Publisher: Coffey Publishing
Category: Technology & Engineering
People in business should know how to think big. Life should always be a big canvas where you can draw big. So aim higher for all times . You should always predict and plan in advance for your business in order to run a stable business. If you all think about your present expenses and do not plan for the future you shall get stuck into a deep hole. If you really want to flourish your business with greater client base . So broader prospective of your business go through this book and know more to widen your scope
Publisher: Carson-Dellosa Publishing
Design attention-grabbing displays with Aim High Letters, Numbers, and Symbols. Each of the characters features a modern black-and-white pattern with radiant yellow highlights—perfect for a sophisticated classroom! Letters add an energetic touch to any classroom and can be used for any grade. 7.8" Large letters •1 of each Uppercase letter •3 of each lowercase letter •1 of each symbol •1 of each number 0–9 4" Small letters •Uppercase: 4 of each •Numbers: 2 of each 0–9 •Lowercase: 2 of each •Symbols: 2 of each Take your displays from dull to dazzling with Carson-Dellosa’s Letters, Numbers, and Symbols. These letters add an energetic touch to any classroom, and you can use them for any grade. Make sure to view our other Aim High products to create a cohesive classroom theme. This resource may be printed and photocopied for use in a single classroom only.