Meredith and David Liben have spent decades transforming education, working as teachers, researchers, leaders, and founders of an alternative public elementary school in Harlem"€"the Family Academy. The Libens have been on the front lines of the reading wars since 1994, when the Family Academy's first cohort of students failed the NYC end of year reading exam and they were confronted with the question: How can a school with plenty of resources, dedication to outstanding instruction, and support for social and emotional learning fail so spectacularly at teaching children how to read? The answers are collected here in Know Better, Do Better: Teaching the Foundations So Every Child Can Read. The Libens have poured through the research, pedagogical movements, and deeply entrenched classroom myths to find the literacy practices and instructional materials that actually improve student learning outcomes. Through their work, the Family Academy reading scores rose to the highest of any non"€"gifted school in Harlem. The best of intentions aren't enough to make children literate; educators have to know better so they can do better.
This is not a how-to book. I am trying to sound the battle cry. We were never meant to be apathetic complainers or immature wimps. We were called to reach for greatness. I want to encourage the faint-hearted, the defeated, and the disinformed. Get your mind right, because this is a call to wake up, man up, and rise up. It is time for us to be the heads of our households, the role models for the younger generation, the registered voters, the leaders in our communities, and the property and business owners. We all have something in common. We want our children to do better in life than we did. This will take work. So, let me ask you one question. Are you willing to do the work that is required?
The Pocket Mentor for Service Members Past, Present and Future
Author: Jeffery Lewis Watts
Publisher: Outskirts Press
Regardless of whether you do a three-year service obligation or a twenty-year career, this book will assist you in maximizing your full potential from a personal perspective. Topics in this book include:Make saving and investing a way of life;The significance of documenting your health issues;A systematic approach to using your educational benefits;The importance of understanding your retirement system; andRemember, we all must transition.There is a vast amount of information out there but it's located in too many places. This book consolidates and gives you some of the things I found most important during my career in the service. If you follow these simple principles, you can rest assured that it will make a signficant difference in the outcome of your career. So Know Better, Do Better, Be Better!
Mistakes I Made with Horses (So You Don't Have To)
Author: Denny Emerson
Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books
Category: Sports & Recreation
With horses, we don't get a “do-over button,” as much as we'd sometimes like one. We have to live with the choices we make, even when–looking back–we know there might have been a better way to communicate, a different way to teach a new lesson, or another means to reach the desired end. In this smart, honest book chock full of valuable takeaways, gold medalist and renowned rider and coach Denny Emerson uses stories of the standout horses from his own riding career, which spans almost 70 years, to detail some of the things he wishes he'd known “then” that he knows now. With a candid willingness to share mistakes he's made over the years and clearly articulated ideas on how others can avoid them, he commits himself and those reading to finding more conscientious ways to ride, train, and work with horses. From basics like aids and equipment to more specialized subjects, such as rider fitness, emotional control, and how to determine what success with your horse really means, riders of all skill levels can gain valuable, hard-won knowledge from his bite-size lessons in life and horsemanship. Perhaps most importantly, Emerson insists that it is never, ever too late to change–for the good of the horse and for the good of oneself.
"When you know better you do better.": JOURNAL This NOTEBOOK BOOK will be fun & encouraging. Makes a wonderful gift for everyone who could use a motivational, inspirational boost. Perfect for taking notes, jotting lists, doodling, brainstorming, prayer and meditation journaling, writing in as a diary, or giving as a gift on Mother's Day, Father's day , Easter, a birthday, Christmas, or anyday It's a great size to throw in your purse or bag! Features: Perfectly sized at : 6"X9" High-quality paper allows for perfect absorbency with pens, gel pens or even markers! 130 Pages Matte Cover for silky finish that will feel amazing in your hands! Perfect for writing down your daily positive thoughts.
Historically, African American communities were marked by a strong sense of community, promoted by limited resources and racial segregation. However, with integration, African American populations grew less concentrated in the same areas, and this population of people began to rely less on each other. In an effort to attain equality, which still at times feels elusive and challenged, the sense of community and impact of education once prevalent among African Americans has suffered. Fostering Collaborations Between African American Communities and Educational Institutions is a pivotal reference source that explores pre-segregation experiences of community and education, as well as the changes among HBCUs and public education in predominately African American and poor areas. The book sheds light on the relationship between racial and educational disparities and reveals the impact of community and cultural co-dependence in moving African Americans toward a more socially equitable place within American culture. Covering topics such as the achievement gap, community relationships, and teacher education, this publication is ideally designed for educators, higher education faculty, HBCUs, researchers, policymakers, non-profit organizers, historians, sociologists, academicians, and students.
A schoolwide solution for mathematics success! When “rules” seem to change from year to year, mathematics can seem like a disconnected mystery for students. Clear up the confusion with a Mathematics Whole-School Agreement! Expanded from the highly popular “Rules that Expire” series of NCTM articles, this essential guide leads educators through the collaborative step-by-step process of establishing a coherent and consistent learner-centered and equitable approach to mathematics instruction. You’ll learn to avoid “rules that expire”—tricks that may seem to help students in one grade but hurt in the long run. Features include · Abundant grade-specific examples · Effective working plans for sustainability · Barrier-busting tips, to-dos, and try-it-outs · PLC prompts and discussion points
Self-help/Memoir. Short, practical, and easy to read. Daily life strategies for beginners entering the self-help world. Short and easy to read journey from family dysfunction, mental illnesses, alcohol abuse, and poor decision making to taking responsibility for yourself and living a more healthy, happy, and abundant life. Through a holistic approach this book offers easy and practical advice for implementing healthy daily habits to nourish your mind, body, and spirit to live a better life. Overcome fear and live life to your highest potential. Tips, strategies , ad life advice to be a better person and live well in a stressful and busy world.
This book is intended for all who are committed to human wellbeing and who want to make our world fairer, safer and more fulfilling for everyone, especially those who are "last." It argues that to do better we need to know better. It provides evidence that what we believe we know in international development is often distorted or unbalanced by errors, myths, biases and blind spots. Undue weight has been attached to standardized methodologies such as randomized control trials, systematic reviews, and competitive bidding: these are shown to have huge transaction costs which are rarely if ever recognized in their enormity. Robert Chambers contrasts a Newtonian paradigm in which the world is seen and understood as controllable with a paradigm of complexity which recognizes that the real world of social processes and power relations is messy and unpredictable. To confront the challenges of complex and emergent realities requires a revolutionary new professionalism. This is underpinned by a new combination of canons of rigor expressed through eclectic methodological pluralism and participatory approaches which reverse and transform power relations. Promising developments include rapid innovations in participatory ICTs, participatory statistics, and the Reality Check Approach with its up-to-date and rigorously grounded insights. Fundamental to the new professionalism, in every country and context, are reflexivity, facilitation, groundtruthing, and personal mindsets, behavior, attitudes, empathy and love. Robert Chambers surveys the past world of international development, and his own past views, with an honest and critical eye, and then launches into the world of complexity with a buoyant enthusiasm. He draws on almost six decades of experience in varied roles in Africa, South Asia and elsewhere as practitioner, trainer, manager, teacher, evaluator and field researcher, also working in UNHCR and the Ford Foundation. He is a Research Associate and Emeritus Professor at the Institute of Development Studies, University of Sussex, his base for many years. Can We Know Better? is essential reading for researchers and students of development, for policy makers and evaluators, and for all those working towards the better world of the Sustainable Development Goals.
Have you ever felt frustrated with the situation in which you find yourself? Take a step back, breathe, and with an open mind, read one woman's story of self-discovery, her battle with multiple sclerosis, and journey to find her better way of living. You are bound to read something that resonates with you. There's Got to Be a Better Way . . . of Living is filled with life lessons, tips on green living, and even some recipes. Give it a try. You'll be the better for it.
Better Choices is not just the title of this book. It is also a goal for everyone who invests the time to complete the program. In Better Choices, Dr. Faye Hargrove guides you through the Decision Reframing Process to let go of the stored negative emotions that impact the decisions you make every day.
YOU NEED TO KNOW BETTER TO DO BETTER is based on the true events of how Romaliss Lewis made an attempt to obtain financial freedom after retaining some knowledge of financial education, financial literacy, and apartment investing.Everything began for him after he tried to change his life from a financial sense, due to at first, how his lack of financial education made him fail to see how knowing the ways of money and what it could do to make the poor rich and the rich wealthy. And as a result, it made him want to execute on the financial knowledge he had. On his journey, he didn't know the amount of trial and error he would face and after realizing what he had been through, learned, and seen. He has now shared the experiences and knowledge of what he acquired on his mission to the world.