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Eight Habits Of The Hearttm For Educators

Author : Clifton L. Taulbert
ISBN : 1412926319
Genre : Education
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The author’s inspirational stories demonstrate how to implement the Eight Habits in your own life, and provide strategies for applying each habit in your classroom and school.

Eight Habits Of The Heart

Author : Clifton L. Taulbert
ISBN : 9781101655887
Genre : Self-Help
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In his trilogy of memoirs that includes Once Upon A Time When We Were Colored, The Last Train North, and Watching Our Crops Come In, Clifton Taulbert introduced us to a host of relatives and friends--affectionately known as the porch people--who were an integral part of his upbringing in his native Glen Allan, Mississippi. Although these people were limited in financial resources, they were rich in love and wisdom and taught him lessons that proved to be invaluable. Using his own success as proof that by building strong communities, we build strong individuals, Taulbert revisits these elders and their lessons in Eight Habits of the Heart : Embracing the Values that Build Strong Families and Communities (Penguin Books; January 5, 1999; $9.95). Eight Habits of the Heart grew out of a commencement speech that Taulbert delivered in 1995 at the North Shore Country Day School in Winnetka, Illinois. Wanting to leave a lasting impression on America's future leaders, but not knowing exactly what to say, Taulbert illustrated the community building practices that he learned from Poppa Joe, Ma Ponk, Preacher Hurn, and others in his beloved Mississippi Delta. He realized that a lot of the good will that these people showed one another was habitual and was offered out of love and respect. And that if we all practiced those same acts of kindness-- habits of the heart--in our day-to-day lives, not only would we build a strong community for ourselves and future generations, but we would have the potential to build a strong nation.With rich and poignant personal stories, Clifton Taulbert illustrates each habit and shows readers how to embrace these values:Nurturing Attitude: "Unselfish caring, supportiveness, and a willingness to share time" despite hardships; the ability to give our children "the best of what has been provided to us." Dependability: "Being there for others through all the times of their lives, a steady influence that makes tomorrow a welcome event." Responsibility: "Showing and encouraging a personal commitment to each task." Friendship: The ability to bind together and "take pleasure in each other's company." Listening, laughing, and sharing good times and bad. Brotherhood: Reaching beyond comfortable relationships "to extend a welcome to those who may be different from yourself." High Expectations: "Believing that others can be successful, telling them so, and praising their accomplishments." Courage: "Standing up and doing the right thing, speaking out on behalf of others, and making a commitment to excellence in the face of adversity or the absence of support."Hope: "Believing in tomorrow--because you have learned to see with your heart." Taulbert also includes a series of "Exercises for Reflection" that can be used by families, businesses, schools, worship groups, reading clubs, and others to help motivate the building of stronger relationships and communities. His voice shines through as a refreshing guide to the spiritual core we as a society seem always to be seeking.

Facilitator S Guide Eight Habits Of The Heart For Educators

Author : Clifton L. Taulbert
ISBN : 9781412950466
Genre : Education
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At the end of a long, hard day's work, Esther can stand in the barn doorway and survey her beautiful Perry Farm with a sense of contentment. She lost her father in the Civil War, and she, her mother and her sister are three women alone. Yet she could not be happier with her hands in the soil and her heart in the land. She plans to marry a handsome farm-hand and rule over her little kingdom like a queen.Yet dark days are ahead. With deepest sorrow, she loses her mother to the wracking coughing disease of tuberculosis. Esther and her sister Lara suddenly face a crushing debt on their farm, too mountainous to overcome. A greedy neighbor shoves a mortgage deed in front of Esther, forcing her to sign. What will happen to her? How will she take care of Lara? With no home or family, the Perry sisters are orphaned and alone. On the final afternoon of owning her farm, Esther greets a strange guest. The haughty woman and her grand carriage are out of place in a farm town like Bayview, Maine. She introduces herself as Lucia Curtis and informs them she is their aunt. Esther and Lara are shocked - their mother never mentioned a sister. Aunt Curtis has an incredible proposal: she will take the Perry girls to Portland, Maine and give them a place to live for six months. Farewell to Perry Farm, and a new life awaits Esther and Lara in Portland. There will be cousins to meet, an uppity social circle to move amongst, and a handsome architect proclaimed as the most eligible bachelor in the city. Yet Aunt Curtis has her own plans for Esther. Will Esther be able to overcome her sorrows and find a new happiness in Portland? Can she attract Henry Vallencourt's admiration before he makes an ill match? And what of her mysterious uncle and the secrets behind the locked bedchamber?

The 7 Habits Of Highly Effective People

Author : Stephen R. Covey
ISBN : 9781633533103
Genre : Business & Economics
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Stephen R. Covey's the 7 Habits of Highly Effective People - Interactive Edition explains through infographics, videos and excerpts of teachings the philosophy that has revolutionized life management. For 25 years, Stephen R. Covey’s step-by-step lessons have helped millions from all walks of life lead successful and satisfying lives. A new condensed and transformed interactive edition of Stephen R. Covey’s most famous work, supported with videos, explanatory infographics, self-tests and more, is here to continue those valuable lessons.

Second International Handbook Of Educational Change

Author : Andy Hargreaves
ISBN : 9048126606
Genre : Education
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The two volumes of the second edition of the International Handbook of Educational Change comprise a totally new, and updated collection of the most critical and cutting-edge ideas in educational change. Written by the most influential thinkers in the field, these volumes cover educational change at both the theoretical and practical levels. The updated handbook remains connected to the classical concerns of the field, such as educational innovation, reform, and change management, and also offers new insights into educational change that have been brought about by social change and shifting contexts of educational reform. Like the first best selling Handbook, this one will also undoubtedly become an essential resource for people involved in all spheres of education, from classroom teachers, teacher leaders and administrators to educational researchers, curriculum developers, and university professors. No other work provides such a wide-ranging and comprehensive examination of the field of educational change.

Honey For A Child S Heart

Author : Gladys Hunt
ISBN : 9780310872641
Genre : Religion
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Family favorite now revised and updated, including an annotated list of books for ages 0-12Everything parents need to know to find the best books for their childrenSince its publication in 1969, this has been an essential guide for parents wanting to find the best books for their children. Now in its fourth edition, Honey for a Child’s Heart discusses everything from the ways reading affects both children’s view of the world and their imagination to how to choose good books. Illustrated with drawings from dozens of favorites, it includes an indexed and updated list of the best new books on the market and the classics that you want your children to enjoy. Author Gladys Hunt’s tastes are broad, her advice is rooted in experience, and her suggestions will enrich the cultural and spiritual life of any home.

Becoming Critical

Author : Wilfred Carr
ISBN : 9781135389291
Genre : Education
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First published in 1986. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Emerging Voices

Author : Nelson Mandela Foundation
ISBN : 0796920893
Genre : Education
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This examination graphically illustrates the conditions that make dreams of a better life for all virtually unrealizable in rural areas of South Africa. Through the voices of rural people themselves, this study tells not only what the problems surrounding education are but also what can and should be done when the South African government launches its offensive against poverty in rural areas. Rigorous and qualitative, the text is an overview of the need of great numbers of people for the opportunities and capabilities that education can provide for their futures. It also shows the existing situation of many impoverished populations worldwide and illustrates that poverty and inequality continue where such issues are not addressed.

Globalization And The Singapore Curriculum

Author : Zongyi Deng
ISBN : 9789814451574
Genre : Education
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This volume provides a multi-faceted and critical analysis of the Singapore curriculum in relation to globalization. First, it details reform initiatives established by the Singapore government to meet the challenges posed by globalization. Next, Globalization and the Singapore Curriculum presents how these reforms have been translated into programs, school subjects and operational frameworks and then examines, in turn, how well these have been implemented in schools and classrooms across the country. Through this examination, the book reveals how the initiatives, together with their curricular translation and classroom enactment, reflect on the one hand global features and tendencies and, on the other, distinct national traditions, concerns and practices. It brings to light a set of issues, problems and challenges that not only concern policymakers, educators and reformers in Singapore but also those in other countries as well. Written by curriculum scholars, policy analysts, researchers and teacher educators, Globalization and the Singapore Curriculum offers an up-to-date reference for postgraduate students, scholars and researchers in the areas of curriculum and instruction, comparative education, educational sociology, educational policy and leadership in Singapore, the Asia Pacific region and beyond. It also offers a vital contribution to the story of modern education around the globe: providing international students, scholars and researchers valuable insights into curriculum and curriculum reform for the 21st century.

The Courage To Teach

Author : Parker J. Palmer
ISBN : 9781119414117
Genre : Education
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Wisdom that's been inspiring, motivating, and guiding teachers for two decades The Courage to Teach speaks to the joys and pains that teachers of every sort know well. Over the last 20 years, the book has helped countless educators reignite their passion, redirect their practice, and deal with the many pressures that accompany their vital work. Enriched by a new Foreword from Diana Chapman Walsh, the book builds on a simple premise: good teaching can never be reduced to technique. Good teaching comes from the identity and integrity of the teacher, that core of self where intellect, emotion, and spirit converge—enabling 'live encounters' between teachers, students, and subjects that are the key to deep and lasting learning. Good teachers love learners, learning, and the teaching life in a way that builds trust with students and colleagues, animates their daily practice, and keeps them coming back tomorrow. Reclaim your own vision and purpose against the threat of burn-out Understand why good teaching cannot be reduced to technique alone Explore and practice the relational traits that good teachers have in common Learn how to forge learning connections with your students and "teach across the gap" Whether used for personal study, book club exploration, or professional development, The Courage to Teach is rich with time-honored wisdom, and contemporary clarity about the ancient arts of teaching and learning.

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