Birth in Focus

Stories and Photos to Inform, Educate and Inspire

Author: Becky Reed

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781780662350


Page: 208

View: 1386

A book of photographic images of birth, with accompanying birth stories by the mothers and their midwives.


Author: Trevor Noah

Publisher: Karl Blessing Verlag

ISBN: 364120643X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 4784

Trevor Noah kam 1984 im Township Soweto als Sohn einer Xhosa und eines Schweizers zur Welt. Zu einer Zeit, da das südafrikanische Apartheidsregime „gemischtrassige“ Beziehungen weiterhin unter Strafe stellte. Als Kind, das es nicht geben durfte, erlebte er Armut und systematischen Rassismus, aber auch die mutige Auflehnung seiner "farbenblinden" Eltern, die einfallsreich versuchten, Trennungen zwischen Ethnien und Geschlechtern zu überwinden. Heute ist er ein international gefeierter Comedian, der die legendäre "The Daily Show" in den USA leitet und weltweit – ob Sydney, Dubai, Toronto, San Francisco oder Berlin – in ausverkauften Sälen auftritt. In "Farbenblind" erzählt Trevor Noah ebenso feinsinnig wie komisch in achtzehn Geschichten von seinem Aufwachsen in Südafrika, das den ganzen Aberwitz der Apartheid bündelt: warum ihn seine Mutter aus einem fahrenden Minibus warf, um Gottes Willen zu erfüllen, welche Musik er für einen tanzenden Hitler aufzulegen pflegte, um sein erstes Geld zu verdienen, und wie ihn eine Überwachungskamera, die nicht einmal zwischen Schwarz und Weiß unterscheiden konnte, vor dem Gefängnis bewahrte.

Journeys Home

Inspiring Stories, Plus Tips and Strategies to Find Your Family History

Author: Andrew McCarthy,National Geographic Travl Team

Publisher: National Geographic Books

ISBN: 1426215029

Category: Travel

Page: 288

View: 2600

Addressing the explosive growth in ancestral travel, this compelling narrative combines intriguing tales of discovery with tips on how to begin your own explorations. Actor and award-winning travel writer Andrew McCarthy’s featured story recounts his recent quest to uncover his family’s Irish history, while twenty-five other prominent writers tell their own heartfelt stories of connection. Spanning the globe, these stories offer personal takes on journeying home, whether the authors are actively seeking long-lost relatives, meeting up with seldom-seen family members, or perhaps just visiting the old country to get a feel for their roots. Sidebars and a hefty resource section provide tips and recommendations on how to go about your own research, and a foreword by the Genographic Project’s Spencer Wells sets the scene. Stunning images, along with family heirlooms, old photos, recipes, and more, round out this unique take on the genealogical research craze. From the Hardcover edition.

Early Years Stories for the Foundation Stage

Ideas and Inspiration for Active Learning

Author: Mal Leicester

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 0415376033

Category: Education

Page: 106

View: 8584

Presents a collection of themed stories and activities for preschool students that promote their cognitive and emotional development.

The SAGE Handbook of Curriculum and Instruction

Author: F. Michael Connelly,Ming Fang He,JoAnn Phillion

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 1412909902

Category: Education

Page: 604

View: 8069

The SAGE Handbook of Curriculum and Instruction emerges from a concept of curriculum and instruction as a diverse landscape defined and bounded by schools, school boards and their communities, policy, teacher education, and academic research. Each contributing author was asked to comprehensively review the research literature in their assigned topic. These topics, however, are defined by practical places on the landscape e.g. schools and governmental policies for schools. Key Features: o Presents a different vision or re-conceptualization of the field o Provides a comprehensive and inclusive set of authors, ideas, and topics o Takes a global rather than North American parochial approach o Recognizes that curriculum and instruction is broader in scope than is suggested by university research and theory o Reflects post-1992 changes in curriculum policy, practice and scholarship o Represents a rethinking of how school subject matter areas are treated. Teacher education is included in the Handbook with the intent of addressing the role and place of teacher education in bridging state and national curriculum policies and curriculum as enacted in classrooms.

Philadelphia Murals and the Stories They Tell

Author: Jane Golden,David M. Scobey,Robin Rice,Monica Yant Kinney

Publisher: Temple University Press

ISBN: 9781566399517

Category: Art

Page: 159

View: 1241

In June 1984, Jane Golden, a young muralist from Margate, New Jersey, headed up a project that was originally planned as a six-week youth program in the fledgling Philadelphia Anti-Graffiti Network. This small exercise in fighting graffiti grew into the most vibrant public art project in the United States. Led by Golden and dozens of artists, neighborhood residents, and volunteers, the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program has adorned the city with over two thousand murals. In the process, this vibrant art, painted mostly on city walls, helped to change the look of the city, creating an enduring legacy in all of the neighborhoods in which the murals were added. In this lavishly illustrated chronicle of the Mural Arts Program, you will see the murals in all of their beauty and learn about their inspiring legacies in neighborhoods throughout the city. Go behind the scenes to find out how murals are made and why the process is as much an art of diplomacy and consensus building as paint and perspective. Discover through pictures and text how murals give communities a new way to define themselves, not in terms of the streets and intersections that border them, but in terms of the people who came together to create something of dramatic beauty. Author note: Jane Goldenis Executive Director of the Philadelphia Mural Arts Program, the largest program of its kind in the United States. She graduated from Stanford University and holds an MFA from the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers, State University of New Jersey. This is her first book. She lives in Philadelphia. Robin Rice is the senior art critic for the Philadelphia City Paper. She writes for a number of national and international magazines, including American Ceramics, Woman's Art Journal, and ARTnews. She is an adjunct Assistant Professor in the graduate programs in criticism and humanities at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. The recipient of writing fellowships from the Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. She lives in Philadelphia. Monica Yant Kinneyis a metropolitan columnist at The Philadelphia Inquirer, where she has worked since 1996. She was formerly the television critic at the St. Petersburg (Fla.) Times. She grew up in Fort Wayne, Indiana; graduated from the University of Notre Dame; and is married to David Kinney, a political reporter for the Newark Star-Ledger. This is her first book. David Graham is a freelance photographer whose work has appeared in Time, Newsweek, U.S. News and World Report, and The New York Times Magazine, among other publications. He has published four previous books, including Taking Liberties (2001). He is Associate Professor of photography at the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. Jack Ramsdale has been involved with the Mural Arts Program since 1998. In November 2001, his mural design titled "ONE WORLD" in remembrance of the victims of 9/11 was painted across 15th Street from City Hall. He attended Cranbrook Academy of Art, receiving an MFA with a photography concentration. He has had a commercial photography business for the last fifteen years and continues to create art in Philadelphia, where he now resides.

Encyclopedia of Educational Theory and Philosophy

Author: D. C. Phillips

Publisher: SAGE Publications

ISBN: 1483364755

Category: Education

Page: 952

View: 6211

Education is a field sometimes beset by theories-of-the-day and with easy panaceas that overpromise the degree to which they can alleviate pressing educational problems. The two-volume Encyclopedia of Educational Theory and Philosophy introduces readers to theories that have stood the test of time and those that have provided the historical foundation for the best of contemporary educational theory and practice. Drawing together a team of international scholars, this invaluable reference examines the global landscape of all the key theories and the theorists behind them and presents them in the context needed to understand their strengths and weaknesses. In addition to interpretations of long-established theories, this work offers essays on cutting-edge research and concise, to-the-point definitions of key concepts, ideas, schools, and figures. Features: Over 300 signed entries by trusted experts in the field are organized into two volumes and overseen by a distinguished General Editor and an international Editorial Board. Entries are followed by cross references and further reading suggestions. A Chronology of Theory within the field of education highlights developments over the centuries; a Reader’s Guide groups entries thematically, and a master Bibliography facilitates further study. The Reader’s Guide, detailed index, and cross references combine for strong search-and-browse capabilities in the electronic version. Available in a choice of print or electronic formats, Encyclopedia of Educational Theory and Philosophy is an ideal reference for anyone interested in the roots of contemporary educational theory.

So Much To Tell

Author: Valerie Grove

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 0670918857

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 320

View: 8235

Kaye Webb, a journalist with no publishing experience, burst into the world of children's books in 1961 and changed the face of children's publishing forever. Her child-like enthusiasm and shrewd business mind led her to become Puffin's most successful editor and the genius behind the Puffin Club, which opened up the exciting world of authors and books to children across Britain. But whilst Kaye's professional life had worked out beautifully, her private life had been the reverse. Kaye had two husbands before her marriage to the artist Ronald Searle, and the torment of his sudden and shocking departure never left her. Yet to the outside world Kaye Webb remained passionate and unstoppable. This is the unknown story of the woman who brought the joy of books to children everywhere whilst battling the emotional pain that plagued her private life.

The Wealth Choice

Success Secrets of Black Millionaires

Author: Dennis Kimbro

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 1137324139

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 9013

It's no secret that these hard times have been even harder for the Black community. Approximately 35 percent of African Americans had no measurable assets in 2009, and 24 percent of these same households had only a motor vehicle. Dennis Kimbro, observing how the weight of the continuing housing and credit crises disproportionately impacts the African-American community, takes a sharp look at a carefully cultivated group of individuals who've scaled the heights of success and how others can emulate them. Based on a seven year study of 1,000 of the wealthiest African Americans, The Wealth Choice offers a trove of sound and surprising advice about climbing the economic ladder, even when the odds seem stacked against you. Readers will learn about how business leaders, entrepreneurs, and celebrities like Bob Johnson, Spike Lee, L. A. Reid, Herman Cain, T. D. Jakes and Tyrese Gibson found their paths to wealth; what they did or didn't learn about money early on; what they had to sacrifice to get to the top; and the role of discipline in managing their success. Through these stories, which include men and women at every stage of life and in every industry, Dennis Kimbro shows readers how to: · Develop a wealth-generating mindset and habits · Commit to lifelong learning · Craft goals that match your passion · Make short-term sacrifices for long-term gain · Take calculated risks when opportunity presents itself

The Actor's Encyclopedia of Casting Directors

Conversations with Over 100 Casting Directors on How to Get the Job

Author: Karen Kondazian

Publisher: Karen Kondazian

ISBN: 1783018372

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 494

View: 4928

Karen Kondazian's newly revised and edited "The Actor's Encyclopedia of Casting Directors," compiles valuable inside information from over 100 premier casting directors, as regards to both Hollywood and New York film, television, theater and commercial auditioning. Bonus conversations included are discussions on film acting, with award-winning directors James Cameron and John Woo - and interviews with renowned acting coaches ‘to the stars,’ Larry Moss, Milton Katselas and Jeff Corey. Great casting directors have the talent to identify which actor will fit that 'one role,' filtering through hundreds of 'potentials,' eventually delivering that actor into the hands of the decision makers. This in-depth book about the casting process informs actors what it’s like to be on the other side of the desk, what each casting director likes, dislikes and is searching for in the audition process. "The Actor's Encyclopedia of Casting Directors" exists to educate, inspire and empower actors because far too much in this business is out of their control. You have at your fingertips an invaluable resource that serves the actor in any number of ways - one unique example being, it includes a photo of each casting director. (How many actors are in a daze when they walk into the audition room wondering if they are auditioning for the casting director or their assistant - now they will know). Karen Kondazian’s experience as an award-winning actor and author ("The Whip," inspired by a true story) and her previous long running column for "Backstage," enabled her to ask questions on behalf of actors everywhere. The answers Kondazian has garnered for this book will hopefully give the actor real knowledge and confidence, so that when they walk out of the audition room, they know that they did their best.


Cultural Perspectives on Division and Unity in East and West

Author: Clare Flanagan,Stuart Taberner

Publisher: Rodopi

ISBN: 9789042014626

Category: Social Science

Page: 297

View: 4576

Think Big, Live Large

How to Succeed in Business and Life: Incorporating the Power of Persistence and Purpose

Author: Andrew Darbyshire

Publisher: Exisle Publishing

ISBN: 192718794X

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

View: 1021

Bad Times Are Never Permanent! This is one man's journey through the lessons of being in business, loving, and losing what matters and finding new reasons to celebrate every day. Andrew Darbyshire finished high school at fifteen and went on to become a self-made hugely successful businessman, philanthropist and sought after professional speaker through his own sheer determination to come out on top of whatever he set his mind to achieving. A qualified pilot, investor and family man, who has dined with world leaders and has been through some of the worst imaginable ups and downs, all before the age of forty-six.In this book he shares with you: • His story of business triumphs, adversities and how he took a fledgling start up to become a world leader in retail software systems. • The lessons he learned along the way about money, people, winning and losing, and the upside of failure. • How the loss of one of his daughters opened his pathway towards his extensive philanthropic interests. • How he successfully, 'works' on his multinational business for less than an hour a week.For anybody seeking additional motivation to know that higher education does not always guarantee success or failure but that what you learn after school does, if you know how to apply the lessons learned. It is also a book for people who are struggling with life through difficult times to give them the tools to pull through.Andrew Darbyshire is a successful Melbourne-born international businessman, author and philanthropist, with an incredibly inspiring story to share. He founded his software business, PacSoft, in the mid-80's and now has staff and offices in Australia, New Zealand and the USA. His path to success wasn't easy and he has experienced significant loss along the way. The lessons he learnt on his journey, that he shares with you, have allowed him to free himself of his business on a day-to-day basis, to concentrate on his philanthropic interests.'You and your work group, your sales team, your company, your students, or your club will learn how to translate dreams into reality.' Ron Barassi

Teaching at Home

A New Approach to Tutoring Children with Autism and Asperger Syndrome

Author: Olga Holland

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 9781846421266

Category: Education

Page: 128

View: 3164

'This book offers inspiration and encouragement for parents of children with Autism or Asperger syndrome who are considering home schooling their children, and also provides useful pointers for teachers and carers.' - Link: Autism Europe 'In this resource for parents, Holland describes an approach to teaching children with autism and Asperger syndrome that she developed with her own son, Billy (who now participates in a gifted and talented program). She offers practical advice on such issues as understanding body language, adapting the teaching environment, devising homework schedules, and coping with distractions.' - Book News Faced with the apparent inability of her autistic son Billy to learn and socialize with other children at school, Olga Holland decided to teach him at home. Where traditional educational approaches had produced limited results, the author's own method of teaching succeeded, over a period of two years, in enabling Billy to pass the test that allowed him to enter a class for gifted children. Teaching at Home explains the author's approach, focused on adapting to the demands of Billy's atypical mind and respecting his vivid imaginative world while attracting and retaining his attention. The author describes her use of sensory and memory techniques, social stories and humour, and gives useful advice on issues such as understanding body language, adapting the teaching environment, devising homework schedules and coping with distractions. This book offers inspiration and encouragement for parents of children with autism or Asperger Syndrome who are considering homeschooling their children, and also provides useful pointers for teachers and carers.


Schönes und Schreckliches aus meiner Kinderzeit

Author: Roald Dahl

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783499156939

Category: Authors, English

Page: 200

View: 3218

The Victory of Love

An Attribution to Motivation

Author: Pankaj Maurya

Publisher: Notion Press

ISBN: 1947634461

Category: Self-Help

Page: 206

View: 2298

Love is not a business but a power that can help one understand the world. This is the story of a person who was a failure his whole life, but to others, not to himself. Alin sold vegetables on the road and later became an English language trainer, motivational speaker, novelist and psychologist. Love was his passion. He became an inspiration for many. "The victory of love" is the story of Alin who wanted people to be confident, valuable, ethical and self-educated. He aimed to spread the message of love with his story, and inspire confidence in many people world over.

The Ending of Tears

An Inspiring College of Triumphant Women's Stories Through Hardship Pain and Anquish

Author: Rosette Nabuuma

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781720431879


Page: 138

View: 5417

This book chronicles the amazing life of Rosette Nabuuma, a dynamic social entrepreneur who has dedicated her life through the Candle Light Foundation to empowering and supporting the vulnerable women and girls in Uganda. Having been born into a large polygamist family and a father who had 28 children and several wives, she learnt at an early age how to deal with people and especially navigating conflict situations and differences between her siblings. This would lead to her biggest strength as the Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Candlelight Foundation for she developed her leadership skills from home. Despite the disadvantage of being a girl, her father saw her potential and regardless of what his culture and community expected him to do; he made a decision to educate all his children including the girlsThis book chronicles the amazing life of Rosette Nabuuma, a dynamic social entrepreneur who has dedicated her life through the Candle Light Foundation to empowering and supporting the vulnerable women and girls in Uganda. Having been born into a large polygamist family and a father who had 28 children and several wives, she learnt at an early age how to deal with people and especially navigating conflict situations and differences between her siblings. This would lead to her biggest strength as the Co-Founder and Executive Director of the Candlelight Foundation for she developed her leadership skills from home. Despite the disadvantage of being a girl, her father saw her potential and regardless of what his culture and community expected him to do; he made a decision to educate all his children including the girls. Rosette went on to help educating four of her siblings once she started working. Both her parents died at a very early age and she continued to be part of the backbone of her family.You will learn about Rosette's journey as she developed and got involved in a number of international organizations such as Zonta International and Rotary International. She shares stories of her work with the vulnerable women and girls supported by the Candle Light Foundation and the trials and challenges faced by these women every day.This book is a door into the lives of the typical African women and girls born to poor parents who fail to educate their children due to limited financial resources. It shares their resilience and strength against all the odds that life has dealt them and how they triumph to rebuild their lives and the lives of their children. It is an inspiring story of how one woman has changed thousands of lives through her passion and drive for social justice in Uganda.


The Seven Skills You Need to Survive, Thrive, and Accomplish More Than You Ever Imagined

Author: Tim Hague

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 0735233675

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

View: 3555

An inspiring story of beating the odds and learning to overcome--no matter what life hands you. After starting a family and flourishing in his career, Tim Hague was struck by misfortune. The irritating tremor in his foot turned out to be early onset Parkinson's disease. He was only 46 years old. But what seemed to be an end became a new beginning. Just three years later, Hague won the inaugural The Amazing Race Canada (with his son, Tim Jr., as his teammate). His remarkable life story shows that perseverance is not just a matter of willpower: it is a skill that can be learned and honed. And perseverance is the theme of his life. From the day he was born, Hague has gone from one struggle to another. Yet, remarkably, he doesn't have a trace of self-pity. In fact, he feels blessed. From his tough start in life as an unwanted mixed-race baby born in Texas in 1964, to his eventual move to the unforgiving climate of Winnipeg, Canada, to start a family under difficult circumstances, and his continuing battle with Parkinson's--Hague's life is a roadmap of perseverance. Parkinson's has forced him to retire early from the work he loves as a registered nurse. But as a healthcare professional, and now suffering from a challenging disease himself, Hague discusses living with Parkinson's like no one else could. He now works with charities to help promote Parkinson's awareness and his "Live Your Best" message. Drawing on his experience winning The Amazing Race, and referencing cutting-edge research and studies, Hague weaves a moving story of failure and success, outlining the elements of his philosophy that anyone can apply to their own lives, including: * The nature of luck: Luck comes to those who keep trying until the end--never stop until the race is over. * Find community: As a nurse, a husband and father, and a man living with Parkinson's, Hague knows better than most that we all need to ask for help sometimes, and that's a good thing. * Accept limits: By focusing on what we can do, we accomplish more than we ever thought possible. * Cease striving: We think of striving as a positive attribute, but all we end up doing is banging our heads against the wall. Have goals, but have fun. Do not create anxiety out of nothing and maintain perspective. * Live Your Best: No such thing as giving 110%--can only do your best. Inspirational and entertaining, Hague's message is both simple and profound: perseverance isn't just something a person has, or a trait we admire in others. Hague's book, like his life, is a guide to how we can all learn to persevere in the face of daily struggles--or even life-changing illness.

Inside Chinatown

Ancient Culture in a New World

Author: Robert Amos,Kileasa Wong

Publisher: TouchWood Editions

ISBN: 1926971906

Category: History

Page: 160

View: 5616

Victoria’s Chinatown is Canada’s oldest Chinese neighbourhood and has a lineage unbroken since 1858. With large-format colour photos and photocollages, Robert Amos and Kileasa Wong take you behind the doors of the 29 private clubs that make up the Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association, where you’ll see the gilded altars, antique art and ornate furniture that grace the meeting halls. Through stunning pictures and text in both Chinese and English, you will meet the club members and take an inside look at the culture of this complex community. Inside Chinatown is sure to become a landmark publication chronicling the vibrant heritage of Chinese Canadians. Inside Chinatown was voted Monday Magazine's Non-Fiction Book of the Year, and authors Robert Amos and Kileasa Wong were presented with a 2010 Outstanding Achievement Award from BC Heritage for their work on Inside Chinatown.

We Were There, Too!

Young People in U.S. History

Author: Phillip Hoose

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)

ISBN: 146681179X

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 276

View: 5782

"This may be the most exhilarating and revelatory history of our country. It is must reading for today's youth-as well as their elders." --Studs Terkel From the boys who sailed with Columbus to today's young activists, this unique book brings to life the contributions of young people throughout American history. Based on primary sources and including 160 authentic images, this handsome oversized volume highlights the fascinating stories of more than 70 young people from diverse cultures. Young readers will be hooked into history as they meet individuals their own age who were caught up in our country's most dramatic moments-Olaudah Equiano, kidnapped from his village in western Africa and forced into slavery, Anyokah, who helped her father create a written Cherokee language, Johnny Clem, the nine-year-old drummer boy who became a Civil War hero, and Jessica Govea, a teenager who risked joining Cesar Chavez's fight for a better life for farmworkers. Throughout, Philip Hoose's own lively, knowledgeable voice provides a rich historical context-making this not only a great reference-but a great read. The first U.S. history book of this scope to focus on the role young people have played in the making of our country, its compelling stories combine to tell our larger national story, one that prompts Howard Zinn, author of A People's History of the United States, to comment, "This is an extraordinary book-wonderfully readable, inspiring to young and old alike, and unique." We Were There, Too! is a 2001 National Book Award Finalist for Young People's Literature.