Looking through their family photograph album, Grandma explains to her grandchildren the lives of their parents, grandparents and great-grandparents. Includes activities. Suggested level: junior, primary.
Dan and Sue met in high school, worked together at a grocery store, and surprisingly got married. They each ended up having an affair, but not the kind you might think. Could they get rid of the emotional leeches that they each had? Find out in a journey of suspense, humor, and inspiration.
Since forever altering the course of the youth ministry world with his best-selling, groundbreaking book, Purpose-Driven® Youth Ministry, Doug Fields’ mind—but especially his heart—has been focused on the many unique needs of new youth workers.Doug translated his passion, insight, and vision for his beloved “rookies” into what you’re now reading, Your Fist Two Years in Youth Ministry—hands-down the most comprehensive companion to not only surviving, but also thriving, during the most crucial phase of youth ministry. Employing his renowned wisdom and humor—as if you and Doug were chatting over a long, relaxing meal—the author disarmingly relates stories and principles from his own successes and failures over 20-plus years in youth ministry. In the end, he offers treasure troves of practical advice, all in the hope that new youth workers can travel a smoother path and achieve real longevity in a church culture that all too often chews them and spits them out.Doug covers all-important issues such as:· Dealing with discouragement· Establishing a solid spiritual foundation· Building effective relationships with students· Resolving conflict· Ministering to parents and families· Trailblazing change· Working with volunteers· Defining a realistic job description· And many others!In addition, a chorus of insightful sidebar voices joins your conversation with Doug, among them ministry veterans Jim Burns, Steve Gerali, Mike Yaconelli, Helen Musick, Chap Clark, Marv Penner, Rick Warren, Jana L. Sundene, Bo Boshers, Duffy Robbins, Tony Campolo, and Richard Ross, all who’ve composed extensive, topical essays for each of the dozen chapters.Your First Two Years of Youth Ministry is a must-have tool for new youth workers, volunteers, seminary professors and students, senior pastors, elders, church boards—even veteran youth workers who’ve been ministering in unstructured environments and are now asking, “What did I miss? What can I still learn?”The first two years of youth ministry are never easy. But never fear. Doug fervently assures us: “Hang on. Hope’s coming!”
The Uses of Teacher-research in Developing A Writing Program
Author: Katherine L. Weese
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Teaching Academic Literacy provides a unique outlook on a first-year writing program's evolution by bringing together a group of related essays that analyze, from various angles, how theoretical concepts about writing actually operate in real students' writing. Based on the beginning writing program developed at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, a course that asks students to consider what it means to be a literate member of a community, the essays in the collection explore how students become (and what impedes their progress in becoming) authorities in writing situations. Key features of this volume include: * demonstrations of how research into specific teaching problems (e.g., the problem of authority in beginning writers' work) can be conducted by examining student work through a variety of lenses such as task interpretation, collaboration, and conference, so that instructors can understand what factors influence students, and can then use what they have learned to reshape their teaching practices; * adaptability of theory and research to develop a course that engages basic writers with challenging ideas; * a model of how a large writing program can be administered, particularly in regards to the integration of research and curriculum development; and * integration of literary and composition theories.
Eight Keys to Building a Lifetime of Connection and Contentment
Author: Scott Haltzman
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons
Category: Family & Relationships
Proven ways to create a more loving family Research proves that happy families are good for health, longevity, peace of mind, productivity, and success. In The Secrets of Happy Families, Scott Haltzman offers an original approach to building family contentment that works for families of all ethnicities and make-ups–two-parent, single-parent, blended, childless, or same-sex couple. He provides a "positive psychology" way of solving family problems through strategy and leadership, including knowing and accepting who you are, taking a leadership role in loving and united relationships, building a network of support in extended families and communities, and making quality time for fun, adventures, holidays, and rituals.
Who's Who of Kentucky Arts and Crafts by Arlene Wright-Correll is a complete 2007 reference book of Kentucky Artists and Crafters complete with colored photos of their works, bios and how to reach them. A must for buyers and sellers of Kentucky Arts and Crafts. A great guide for those of you who want to scout out the KY Arts and Crafts Trail and visit these artists and crafters.
Who's Yelling in My Stethoscope? is guaranteed to warm the hearts of readers who love the bright ideas, amusing vocabularies, earnest presumptions and innocent wisdom of youngsters.Recipient of a Parents' Choice Approved seal for projecting solid human values, this is a book of chuckles, small tragedies and hope. It contains unforgettable quotes, commentaries and sage advice from kids who have made Dr. Tsesis a hero in his own office and a prisoner of the bright, perceptive eyes of those who trust their well-being to his genius.