Description : Providing a comprehensive review of rigorous, innovative, and critical scholarship relevant to educational issues which impact Latinos, this Handbook captures the field at this point in time. Its unique purpose and function is to profile the scope and terrain of academic inquiry on Latinos and education. Presenting the most significant and potentially influential work in the field in terms of its contributions to research, to professional practice, and to the emergence of related interdisciplinary studies and theory, the volume is organized around five themes: history, theory, and methodology policies and politics language and culture teaching and learning resources and information. The Handbook of Latinos and Education is a must-have resource for educational researchers, graduate students, teacher educators, and the broad spectrum of individuals, groups, agencies, organizations and institutions sharing a common interest in and commitment to the educational issues that impact Latinos.
Description : It was always on the cards that the 'Age of Aquarius' would bring a heightened sense of awareness to humanity - whether we like it or not, and from personal inner work over the years I've no doubt that that the sediment being stirred up as a result of this awareness is causing mass discomfort and a much increased search for answers - answers given here in detail by someone who's spent forty years unwinding the mysteries that are at the back of life. Enter within and have corage to go deeper into yourself - there we will meet as kindred Souls and form part of an ever growing network of light that will, in the not too distant future restore paradise on Earth.
Description : This book proves that great things can happen when school leaders refuse to settle for business-as-usual. You can achieve success for your schools and students if you steer clear of the familiar and the comfortable. With over 34 years of experience in educational leadership, Nelson Beaudoin was Maine’s 2000 NASSP Principal of The Year. His book demonstrates how to generate school-wide enthusiasm for replacing timeworn routines and procedures, give students a voice and personalize the learning process, initiate innovative programs and practices, implement comprehensive school reform, nurture and inspire your faculty,and have fun at work and let your humanity show.
Description : Has that little voice in your head ever said, “It’s now time to step into your becoming?” Do you feel it’s time to own and transition into your authentic powerful self? Are you ready to stop looking for something outside yourself and start becoming the person you wanted others to be for you?
Description : Developing self-esteem, confidence and the determination to see projects through while teaching the world and your supervisor how you wish to be treated is the essence of this book.
Description : Fully realize your gifts and become your greatest self with this “journey of personal transformation that leads to success beyond wildest dreams” (Janet Bray Attwood, New York Times–bestselling coauthor of The Passion Test). Stepping into Greatness is about understanding that you are created in the image of greatness, and that is enough. It is about looking deep inside at ourselves and realizing that a lot of the negative things we assume about ourselves just aren’t true. Accepting your greatness is about self-love, self-acceptance, self-realization, and ending the struggle and doubt with yourself. What we believe and perceive—whether good or bad—is the core of our inner power. Transformation comes from harnessing that power to work for us. It creates our reality, our vision, our purpose, and our ultimate success. To become the “master of your fate” you must take responsibility for your choices. Your life, your loves, your passion, your work—all of it can empower you in a way that inspires, encourages, and lets you rise to greater things. Success is just waiting to happen—and all you have to do is take that first step with “this great book full of common sense that, step-by-step, helps the reader into leadership” (Don Miguel Ruiz, MD, New York Times–bestselling author of The Four Agreements).
Description : This memoir is about the authors more salient experiences while growing up, studying for the Catholic priesthood, struggling to get established in academic philosophy, then pursuing an alternative career he found frustrating and unfulfilling. Although the author has attempted to preserve historical accuracy, this memoir focuses more on experiences than on the events that gave rise to them. A chronicle of one individuals search for meaning, this memoir depicts the existential journey that constitutes a human life.
Description : Widely regarded as the finest poet of his generation, Seamus Heaney is the subject of numerous critical studies; but no book-length portrait has appeared until now. Through his own lively and eloquent reminiscences, Stepping Stones retraces the poet's steps from his early works, through to his receipt of the 1995 Nobel Prize for Literature and his post-Nobel life. It is supplemented with a large number of photographs, many from the Heaney family album and published here for the first time. In response to firm but subtle questioning from Dennis O'Driscoll, Seamus Heaney sheds a personal light on his work (poems, essays, translations, plays) and on the artistic and ethical challenges he faced, providing an original, diverting and absorbing store of reflections, opinions and recollections.
Description : This book calls on research and experience to take a new look at the practices of dowsing, such as "water-witching" and other such mechanical techniques to obtain information not available to the physical senses, and to examine the astonishing psychological and psychic consequences.