Description : Wise Up! invites the reader to step up to the divine customer service desk and exchange self-sufficiency, self-absorption, self-indulgence, and self-protection for the four virtues of biblical wisdom: the fear of the Lord (faith), the listening heart (compassion), the cool spirit (self-discipline), and the subversive voice (moral courage). An invaluable resource for personal devotion, small group study, and sermon series, Wise Up! is a spiritual manual for navigating the twists and turns of an unpredictable life. The author mines the riches of the Bible's wisdom literature from Proverbs, Job, Ecclesiastes, and the short sayings of the synoptic Jesus. The result is four guiding virtues that can keep our feet from stumbling on the journey to wisdom through the thorniest of paths. McKenzie, the author of several popular books for both clergy and laity, places her profound knowledge of biblical wisdom in conversation with the absurdities, pains, and joys of our everyday lives. She invites wisdom down from the pedestal to accompany the reader on his or her daily rounds. Reading this book, at the same time, soothes the soul and troubles the conscience. It deepens faith, fires compassion, cools destructive desires, and nudges the sleeping conscience awake.
Description : The war between The Black Hornet and The Green Hornet reaches its shattering climax in this second volume of Kevin Smith's daring reimagining of the classic character. As The Green Hornet and Kato pursue his father's killer, The Black Hornet reveals a plan that could spell doom for the world itself. Played out on the streets of Century City, a deadly struggle between Hornets threatens to destroy not only our heroes, but the legacy they hoped to restore. It's high-octane action, drama, and humor, as only famed filmmaker Kevin Smith could provide! Collecting issues #6-10 of the series based on Kevin Smith's unproduced Green Hornet film, this volume also features a complete cover gallery by industry greats Alex Ross, John Cassaday, and Greg Horn.
Description : As parents, we simply want what’s best for our children, but sometimes the modern education system does not always cater to the individual needs of every child. Each child is unique and requires different amounts of attention and support. As your child’s first teacher, you are the most influential factor on his or her growth—academically, emotionally, and psychologically. In Wise Up and Be the Solution, James Casale shows you how to be more proactive and have more control over your son or daughter’s education. With 50 years of teaching experience, Casale gives you the tools to change your family dynamic for the better. This book is straightforward, jargon-free, and easy to follow. Parents will learn how to gain their children’s attention and how to limit the things that can distract them. Casale also discusses parent-teacher conferences from an educator’s perspective, allowing parents to better understand teachers and be more prepared during these meetings. This book is a must have guide for parents who are eager to see their children succeed in school and life. It provides all the necessary tools to creating a culture of learning right in your home.
Description : A new science of learning is emerging and Guy Claxton is at the forefront. It was recently thought that one's learning was a matter of intelligence, or of how hard one tried and that the differences in achievement were due to "ability" or "effort". Widespread attitudes to learning currently disable rather than enable because they concentrate almost exclusively on conscious reason. This new science of learning tells us that everyone's learning power can be enormously increased. Good learners need to know when to mull and drift, as well as when to be analytical and focussed. The methods that Claxton advocates allows the individual to be comfortable with uncertainty, teaching the individual to rely on resourcefulness, resilience and reflection: qualities we have need for learning and growing into the future.
Description : A colorful addition to the popular Big Book of Verbs series What does The Big Green Book of Italian Verbs have that the competition doesn't? It has more verbs, a better selection of conjugations, more usage examples, and clearer presentation of tense formation and usage. Also, this book streamlines the learning process by indicating the principal parts and irregularities of each conjugated verb. Destined to become the new verb bible for English students of Italian, The Big Green Book of Italian Verbs includes: 555 of the most useful Italian verbs, fully conjugated Tense names provided in English and Italian Example sentences for all 555 verbs Full facing-page of contextual sentences for the top 50 verbs A two-page Formation and Usage spread for each tense An index of the 2,700 most common verbs, cross-referenced to all 555 verbs A list of confusing irregular forms and their infinitives Plus verb tests and drills to improve competence
Description : A further memoir of lessons and life in the Yorkshire Dales... All Teachers Wise and Wonderful is the second in Andy Seeds's trilogy about life as a Yorkshire Dales teacher. This is as warm, witty and refreshing as the first, full of colourful anecdotes from village and school life. Andy Seed is sure to charm fans of Jack Sheffield and Gervase Phinn's nostalgic style. After two years in the job, Andy Seed returns to Cragthwaite brimming with confidence and looking forward to a year that is bound to bring its own rewards, as well as its share of mishaps and misadventures. But even he didn't anticipate exploding piggy banks, bottle-rocket missiles, and actually deafening Dracula. At home, Andy and Barbara are enjoying life with little Tom, and are expecting again. Meanwhile, a new friendship is formed with hill farmer Adam. Adam proves both an inspiration and a confidante for Andy, and through him he begins to see the light with the troubled nine-year-old Sheena. What readers are saying about All Teachers Wise and Wonderful: 'Andy Seed brings the Dales to life with his memorable stories about rural life in the 1980s. I loved this book. Brilliant' 'This had me crying out loud with laughter in places. Thoroughly enjoyable book, which will be enjoyed by teachers and non-teachers alike' 'A great read with a genuine love and affection for the subject shining through'