Description : Based on a "word solving" concept, offers information on designing and implementing a literacy program to help children learn about sounds, letters, and words.
Description : The practical benefits of applying the techniques explained in ""When Every Word Matters"" go far beyond communicating with persons who are suffering from a psychosis. ""When Every Word Matters"" is about creating and expressing an attitude of empathy, which will prove useful every time when the way we see and experience things is different from the way our interlocutors do. Giving feedback, delivering bad news, dealing with unreasonable requests, criticism and complaints, conflict resolution, crisis communication, negotiating, mediating, coaching, motivating people, ... are some of the situations in which this attitude may make all the difference. The present document is a compilaton of public domain publications by the very best experts in the field? Amongst which: -Professor Tony Jonn, -Rose Mc Cabe -Stefan Priebe -Xavier Amador -Geoff Brennan -Gary Winship -Christina Theodoridou -Marshall Rosenberg -Liv Monroe -Peter M. Sandman
Description : A collection of sixteen articles on phonics and spelling programs, including practical advice on assessment tools, interactive writing and shared reading, and word sorting, as well as discussions of observed individual readers and entire classrooms.
Description : "John Burgess has written a book of immense help to the church in this time of great conflict and division. It is wise, probing, and highly readable. . . . A combination of authentic piety and remarkable scholarship characterize this book, which is full of concrete suggestions for persons and and congregations. --Douglas W. Oldenburg, Moderator, 210th General Assembly, Presbyterian Church (USA) and President of Columbia Theological Seminary
Description : An inspiring book filled with prayers and stories that help us stand strong against despair—and build a trusting relationship with God. Written to help readers look at the positive side of life, It Matters helps us refocus on what matters, get rid of negative baggage and negative emotions, and in turn, experience the freedom of forgiveness. Amy Lynne shares her own experiences with all their ups and downs—and guides us in developing a trusting relationship with God through stories, Positive Word Confessions, and a prayer with every chapter. Emphasizing the importance of wearing spiritual armor every day, It Matters can be used both individually or as a group Bible study to understand spiritual warfare and realize God’s faithfulness in the journey of overcoming past hurts.
Description : Listeners do love their pastors and they agree with the sermon content they hear,' Lori Carrell once explained to a group of pastors, 'but most sermons don't ask for change, and most listeners don't experience spiritual growth as a result of the sermon.' A participant responded: 'Let's get practical. I want my preaching to make a difference. What changes are worth making, and how do I make them?' In Preaching that Matters, Lori Carrell shares answers to that question, drawing on the experiences of thousands of people—preachers and their listeners—whose effort she has studied over many years. In each chapter of this book, she offers research revelations about high impact preaching that will encourage and challenge readers to continue to grow as preachers. She then links these principles with Reflective Practice Challenges (RPCs), exercises that honor the rich experiences of pastors while opening opportunities for self-analysis, spiritual introspection, conversation with a trusted other, or implementation of research-based preaching recommendations. The activities have been used by hundreds of other pastors, and each RPC has been carefully selected for its demonstrated contribution to the process of transforming sermon communication. A selection of the RPCs are available as a downloadable file. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. As a communication expert, Carrell approaches preaching from a 'sermon communication' paradigm. She begins with the task of identifying the spiritually transformative purpose of the sermon and then explores exegeting, organizing, deepening, and delivering the sermon, as well as listening to the listeners and planning for continued transformation. Her own goal is simple: to inspire and equip clergy to make changes that will enhance the transformative power of their preaching. To connect with others reading Preaching That Matters and to find an onlne accountability partner, join the book's Google+ communities.
Description : Spelling is not a low-level rote memory activity but a high-level cognitive skill. When Spelling Matters argues that children learn to spell by investigating how words work and recognizing the unique structure and patterns of words. Based on the belief that students need multiple strategies to help them spell, this practical book offers a series of explicit lessons that address the developmental nature of spelling and encourages students to apply their growing word knowledge to their own writing and editing. When Spelling Matters helps teachers nurture students who love words, are inspired by metaphors and word origins and see language as a valuable resource to be mined deeply.