Description : This beginning programming guide takes the reader from know next to nothing about developing applications for the Haiku operating system to knowing the basics and having the skills to go beyond the fundamentals. It begins with a traditional "Hello, world! approach, moves through C programming, and expands into C++ and programming graphical applications for Haiku. Instead of attempting to be an exhaustive C/C++ programming book using Haiku, it focuses on application development using the C++ language.The Haiku operating system is a great platform for aspiring developers. Those who have struggled with learning application development under Linux, Microsoft Windows, or Macintosh will find writing programs under Haiku to be sensible and easy. The free Paladin integrated development environment for Haiku is used for examples in the book.
Description : Explores how literature is used as a model of spoken language and to develop speaking skills in second language learning.
Description : It's all in the name: Learn You a Haskell for Great Good! is a hilarious, illustrated guide to this complex functional language. Packed with the author's original artwork, pop culture references, and most importantly, useful example code, this book teaches functional fundamentals in a way you never thought possible. You'll start with the kid stuff: basic syntax, recursion, types and type classes. Then once you've got the basics down, the real black belt master-class begins: you'll learn to use applicative functors, monads, zippers, and all the other mythical Haskell constructs you've only read about in storybooks. As you work your way through the author's imaginative (and occasionally insane) examples, you'll learn to: –Laugh in the face of side effects as you wield purely functional programming techniques –Use the magic of Haskell's "laziness" to play with infinite sets of data –Organize your programs by creating your own types, type classes, and modules –Use Haskell's elegant input/output system to share the genius of your programs with the outside world Short of eating the author's brain, you will not find a better way to learn this powerful language than reading Learn You a Haskell for Great Good!
Description : With this new book from educational consultant Carla Tantillo Philibert, you’ll gain practical strategies for teaching Social-Emotional Learning (SEL), mindfulness, movement, and team-building to help your students grow into contributing and compassionate citizens of the world. You’ll find out how to lead students through meditation activities, simple yoga poses, breathing techniques, and other practical methods to help you proactively manage your classroom by meeting your students’ SEL needs. Topics include: • Empowering your students to understand their emotions, improve their focus, manage stress, and regulate their behavior • Introducing your students to the concept of mindfulness and how it fits within the SEL framework • Crafting an emotionally, physically, and mentally safe classroom climate and culture • Engaging your students in activities to strengthen peer-to-peer communication, community-building, and leadership skills • Providing your students the safe space to test their SEL skills through experiential learning, team work, and class discussions • Honing your own SEL competency through professional development so both you and your students can get the most out of your school’s SEL experience This book also offers a set of Professional Development Facilitator’s Guides to help you and your colleagues master the core competencies of SEL and implement them effectively across your school or district. The appendix provides additional strategies for teaching personal space, Safe Touch, and making mindful accommodations for students who have experienced trauma.
Description : I started writing these poems in May 2016 as a way of distilling issues I often think about. I was seeking clarity of thought in preparation for visits with a therapist. Some poems are memories. Some are issues I struggle with in my life. Some are lessons I need to learn. Some are moments I want to hold dear. Nonreaders can read and understand the poems because they are simple and very clear. Even rereading is pleasurable, in the same way its enjoyable to play a piano piece learned many years ago. The issues are timeless for people of all ages. Hopefully, a reader will be reminded of a similar experience in his or her life. These are topics of the human condition as seen from a lifetime of experiences of joy, sadness, lessons to be learned, and lessons to share. It incorporates mindfulness and meditation and encourages peace of mind, personal growth, and honesty. The book represents courage to look at reality without pressure for perfection and with hope for being your best and brightest each day.
Description : This book is a transliteration of a audio presentations which were prepared for radio and were heard by millions of listeners througout the country.
Description : Elderberry Wine, Vintage 2010 is an anthology of student writing from the Mature Learning Program at Clark College in Vancouver, Washington, offers something for everyone. The pieces in this collection range from Poetrysonnets and haiku, free verse, meter and rhyme; to fiction both fanciful and serious; and nostalgia for the past and visions of the future. Come along on adventures in a swampy town in the American South in the 1930s, an apartment building in the squalid northwest Portland of the 1970s, and the lair of a drug lord in the Caribbean of the 1980s. Exploring all manner of topics, from the natural world to the lives of houses to human life and aging, this collection presents a wide range of unique views and perspectives on life with something for everyone. Looking for Love The little green lizard struts across the womans porch railing with a proprietary air, then suddenly stops and flicks down a flap of vermilion colored skin from his throat and freezes in place. He bobs his head up and down several times before moving on. Wordlesssoundless but with such eloquence of expression does he signal his desire for a mate that, without conscious intent, the woman touches fingers to her throat, then catches herself and with a rueful smile, nods back. Herb Stokes, long-time creative writing student
Description : Based on a balanced literacy approach, this practical guide supports principals and school leaders in improving literacy instruction and increasing achievement for K–12 students.