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Teachers In Transition: Growing Forward Through Retirement
Teachers In Transition
Growing Forward Through Retirement
Paperback      ISBN: 1578862493
Partly career advice, and somewhat a self-help guide, this book addresses the concerns of teachers nearing retirement and promotes the many possibilities that exist. McGrath, a retired public school teacher, explains how teachers can consider their work, personal lives and relationships, and motivation at this point in their career. She makes positive suggestions for transition into retirement and also examines how caregiving can be an issue, using examples from her own and her colleagues' experiences as illustrations. Annotation
The Teacher's Reflective Calendar And Planning Journal: Motivation, Inspiration, And Affirmation
The Teacher's Reflective Calendar And Planning Journal
Motivation, Inspiration, And Affirmation
Paperback      ISBN: 1412926467
"Great for new teachers and veterans alike. I would highly recommend it to enhance a mentoring program." -Mary Camp, Special Services Coordinator, Peoria Public Schools, IL "The process and strategies in this reflective journal are invaluable." -Laura M. Frey, Assistant Professor, Central Michigan University "This guide is a positive professional lifeline for us!" -Mary Gale Budzisz, Retired Teacher Give yourself the gift of reflection every day! An invaluable addition to any briefcase or book bag, this week-by-week calendar provides teachers with a wealth of opportunities to consider each day's successes and challenges and to set new goals for the next day, week, or year. This thoughtful planning and organizational resource includes: - A weekly planning calendar with writing space for every day of the year - Monthly themes, professional tips, motivators, and affirmations - Room to record your weekly goals and "To Do" lists With room for daily and weekly reminders, memos, and reflections, this is an ideal planning tool for busy teachers-or the perfect gift for colleagues and friends!
Spirits in the Grass
Spirits in the Grass
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 026803513x
In Spirits in the Grass, we meet Luke Tanner, a thirty-something ball player helping to build a new baseball field in his beloved hometown of Clearwater, Wisconsin. Luke looks forward to trying out for the local amateur team as soon as possible. His chance discovery of a small bone fragment on the field sets in motion a series of events and discoveries that will involve his neighbors, local politicians, and the nearby Native American reservation. Luke's life, most of all will be transformed. His growing obsession with the ball field and what's beneath it threatens his still fragile relationship with his partner, Louise, and challenges Luke's assumptions about everyone, especially himself. Spirits in the Grass rings true with small-town Midwestern values. The characters, including Luke's independent partner Louise, grapple with their passion and their identities. In this beautiful and haunting novel, baseball serves as a metaphor for life itself, with its losses and defeats, its glories and triumphs.
Prairie Sky Prairie Ground
Prairie Sky Prairie Ground
Paperback      ISBN: 160725073x
The House on Via Gombito: Writing by American Women Abroad
The House on Via Gombito
Writing by American Women Abroad
2nd Edition    Paperback      ISBN: 0898231825
A classic book of travel writing with a new introduction, reprinted to complement New Rivers second collection Tanzania on Tuesday and the forthcoming anthology An Inn Near Kyoto.
14 Degrees Below Zero: A Novel Of Psychological Suspense
14 Degrees Below Zero
A Novel Of Psychological Suspense
Paperback      ISBN: 0345465431
A young woman struggles to cope with family secrets and tragedy as the hostility between her professor boyfriend Steven and her angry, troubled father erupts into violence. By the author of Amnesia Nights. Original. 15,000 first printing.
Amnesia Nights
Amnesia Nights
Paperback      ISBN: 0345465423
Suffering crippling levels of amnesia, John Wright clings to fleeting memories of the wife he may have murdered and the money he stole from her father, events that prompt him to remain in hiding, but when he sees his wife alive, he finds nothing to be as it seems. A first novel. Original.
Do I Look Like a Daddy to You?: A Survival Guide for First-time Fathers
Do I Look Like a Daddy to You?
A Survival Guide for First-time Fathers
Paperback      ISBN: 0440509149
An entertaining and informative guide for first-time fathers offers a practical introduction to the trials and tribulations of parenthood, covering such topics as pregnancy and childbirth, the baby's first year, finances, changing relationships with one's partner, and other important aspects of a father's role in his child's life. Original. 20,000 first printing.
Behind the Music: The Day the Music Died
Behind the Music
The Day the Music Died
Paperback      ISBN: 0671039628
A moving account of the 1959 deaths of rock stars Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens, and The Big Bopper in a tragic plane crash paints a vivid picture of the "day the music died" four decades ago. Original.
Horse of Earth: Poems
Horse of Earth
Paperback      ISBN: 0930100557
The poems of Thomas R. Smith's second collection of poetry explore passions within relationships, the grief of sons, brothers and fathers, and the steady joy of commitment to the poet's art. "Some of the finest American love poems of recent decades."--Robert Bly