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Emile or on Education
Emile or on Education
Paperback      ISBN: 0465019315
The first new English translation of Rousseau's eighteenth-century masterpiece on education in more than seventy years offers a prescription for the bringing up of autonomous, responsible, truly democratic human beings
Doing School: How We Are Creating a Generation of Stressed Out, Materialistic, and Miseducated Students
Doing School
How We Are Creating a Generation of Stressed Out, Materialistic, and Miseducated Students
Paperback      ISBN: 0300098332
Follows five successful high school students in their often stressful journey through class work, grades, and tests, all of which contribute to the lacking performance of even our top schools.
The Creative Astrologer: Effective Single-Session Counseling
The Creative Astrologer
Effective Single-Session Counseling
Paperback      ISBN: 1567187404
Discover how you can become more effective as a astrological counselor, with The Creative Astrologer by world-famous astrologer, Noel Tyl. The purpose of this groundbreaking work is to show you how you can take advantage of one of the newest and most exciting paradigms in modern psychology: the efficacy of single session therapeutic success. Yes, this shows you how you can help a client receive true healing in just one counseling session. Over 700 creative connections are offered in The Creative Astrologer to guide you through planetary and aspect symbolisms, leading to a deep analysis of the human condition. Included, for the first time ever in astrological literature, are transcripts of actual counseling as used in modern astrological practice. You'll learn: ·Preparation for consultation ·Techniques for questioning ·How to invite disclosure ·Presentation skills ·Exploring therapeutic connections The Creative Astrologer goes beyond analysis and remediation. Tyl discusses the difficult topic of the practicality of behavioral predictions: How can they be framed so they do not become self-fulfilling prophecies or numb the client into denial and rejection? You'll see that you have to speak within the client's realities. You'll also learn how to invite involvement from the client. The result is true healing which may transcend anything you've been able to achieve before. Astrology is presented here in its most creative and constructive context, where therapeutic holistic consultation is far more important than mere descriptions of varied chart factors. If you do counseling of any type, you will want this book. You will learn concepts and ideas that will improve your understanding of the counseling process, and discover how to put them to use. If you do astrological counseling, The Creative Astrologer is a must. Get your copy now.
The Freedom Writers Diary: How a Teacher and 150 Teens Used Writing to Change Themselves and the World Around Them
The Freedom Writers Diary
How a Teacher and 150 Teens Used Writing to Change Themselves and the World Around Them
Paperback      ISBN: 038549422x
A true account of a teacher who confronted a room of "at-risk" students details their life-changing journey and includes diary excerpts
Among Schoolchildren
Among Schoolchildren
Paperback      ISBN: 0380710897
Chronicles the dedication and perseverance of fifth-grade teacher Chris Zajac of Holyoke, Massachusetts, in her effort to educate the economically and emotionally deprived urban children in her classroom
News Dissector: Passions, Pieces, and Polemics, 1960-2000
News Dissector
Passions, Pieces, and Polemics, 1960-2000
Paperback      ISBN: 1888451203
"As 'News Dissector' on Boston radio, Danny Schechter literally educated a generation..." —Noam Chomsky "Danny Schechter, a kind of journalist without borders, has shaken up public broadcasting, among many other media institutions, in the course of his career as a self-styled 'News Dissector' and human rights advocate..." —The Nation News Dissector brings together Schechter’s writings on human rights, politics, and the media over a span of four decades of activism and reporting, including ten years in radio news reporting and twenty years creating television news and public affairs programs and independent documentaries. These pieces provide a fascinating look at the trajectory of what was once simply called “The Movement
The Book of Virtues: A Treasury of Great Moral Stories
The Book of Virtues
A Treasury of Great Moral Stories
Hardcover      ISBN: 0671683063
A senior editor of National Review and leading conservative spokesperson provides commentary to accompany this anthology of character-building stories from history, the Bible, and such poets as Frost and Angelou. 60,000 first printing. National ad/promo. Tour.
Montessori Play & Learn: A Parents' Guide to Purposeful Play from Two to Six
Montessori Play & Learn
A Parents' Guide to Purposeful Play from Two to Six
1st Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0517591820
A guide to educational play Montessori style argues that by physically adapting a home to encourage a toddler to take part in family activities, parents can stimulate and direct a toddler's natural curiosity. Original. 25,000 first printing.
A Woman's Education
A Woman's Education
Hardcover      ISBN: 0679421009
The third book in the author's continuing memoir, which began with Road from Coorain and True North focuses on her tenure as the first woman president of Smith College. 40,000 first printing.
Must We Fight?: From the Battlefield to the Schoolyard - A New Perspective on Violent Conflict and Its Prevention
Must We Fight?
From the Battlefield to the Schoolyard - A New Perspective on Violent Conflict and Its Prevention
Paperback      ISBN: 0787961035
Promoting a conceptual framework called the "Third Side," Ury (director, Project on Preventing War at the Program on Negotiation, Harvard Law School) and collaborators reflect on the origins of violence in humans and examine violence prevention initiatives. Drawn from two public symposia organized by Ury's Project, seven papers from an interdisciplinary group of authors examine primate aggression, discuss anthropological evidence of violence in humans, look at a Boston program against youth violence, and discuss how some Indian cities avoided the ethnic riots that killed hundreds in other cities. Finally a simulation of a racial incident at a public high school is presented to demonstrate the "Third Side" model, in which the general community is considered the third side in a conflict between two parties. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)