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The Book The Big Picture
The Author Dennis Littky
The Publisher ASCD
Release Date2012-02-17
Genre Education
Pages 248
ISBN 9781416614609
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: What is the purpose of education? What kind of people do we want our children to grow up to be? How can we design schools so that students will acquire the skills they'll need to live fulfilled and productive lives? These are just a few of the questions that renowned educator Dennis Littky explores in The Big Picture: Education Is Everyone's Business. The schools Littky has created and led over the past 35 years are models for reformers everywhere: small, public schools where the curriculum is rich and meaningful, expectations are high, student progress is measured against real-world standards, and families and communities are actively engaged in the educational process. This book is for both big "E" and small "e" educators: * For principals and district administrators who want to change the way schools are run. * For teachers who want students to learn passionately. * For college admissions officers who want diverse applicants with real-world learning experiences. * For business leaders who want a motivated and talented workforce. * For parents who want their children to be prepared for college and for life. * For students who want to take control over their learning . . . and want a school that is interesting, safe, respectful, and fun. * For anyone who cares about kids. Here, you'll find a moving account of just what is possible in education, with many of the examples drawn from the Metropolitan Regional Career and Technical Center ("The Met") in Providence, Rhode Island--a diverse public high school with the highest rates of attendance and college acceptance in the state. The Met exemplifies personalized learning, one student at a time. The Big Picture is a book to reenergize educators, inspire teachers in training, and start a new conversation about kids and schools, what we want for both, and how to make it happen.


The Book Seeing the Bigger Picture
The Author Mark Sachleben
The Publisher Peter Lang
Release Date2004
Genre Performing Arts
Pages 337
ISBN 0820462489
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Film and visual images are major components of modern society that can add to our understanding and appreciation of the political process in contemporary America. From silent films to twenty-first century blockbusters, from "Bugs Bunny" to "The Simpsons "and "Star Trek," movies and television provide windows into political history and inform our perception of politics and political institutions. "Seeing the Bigger Picture" examines ways film and television can be used to foster a deeper understanding of the political dynamics that shape our world. Discussing both commercial films and documentaries from the United States and abroad, this book illustrates the wide-ranging relationships between film and politics. It offers suggestions on how to use film to perceive the dynamics of ideology, the American presidency, civil rights and social justice, campaigns and elections, war, peace, terrorism, and other contemporary debates. Employing film as much more than pure entertainment, this book reveals how movies and television can be invaluable and exciting tools to explain political concepts and to demonstrate the relevance of politics in our daily lives. This is an excellent comprehensive text for students in film and politics courses and a creative resource for survey courses in political science, American government, and international relations.


The Book The Bigger Picture
The Author Howard A. Lyman
The Publisher AuthorHouse
Release Date2009-08-01
Genre Body, Mind & Spirit
Pages 310
ISBN 9781449006273
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: This book is an exciting opportunity for exercising individual thought based upon humanity's search for a significant role in the ongoing drama of a much better world. It is a challenge to all of humanity of every race and culture, every religious faith, and to those who possess an avid religion of no religion, the pure atheist. Throughout the book, the author proclaims the dignity of the human creature as he seeks his destiny. It reflects a destiny that exists beyond all human comprehension, and is not to be restricted by any religion, especially Christianity. The author suggests that the most tragic happening for the Christian faith is that it has been categorized as "just another religion." The central theme of the book is that there is an awesomely bigger picture for the success of human life, and we are a precise part of its unfolding as humans, with the gifts of a reasoning mind, and a delicate inner spirit, searching for meaning and destiny. The book suggests that the ultimate destiny and goal is the ultimate perfection of human nature; his character and his behavior. This lies at the heart of all searching minds, and spirits, as they are driven to a discovery or destiny. Contained in Paul's letter to the Corinthians in the first century is his observation that "the human eye has never seen, or the ear heard; nor has there entered into the mind of any man, what it is that God has prepared for those who love Him." This book affirms that God is, and that God possesses the true blueprint for the perfection of human nature. Our human destiny is dependent upon our relationship to the Master Creator and our cooperation with Him. This is a crucial ingredient of all religions, and for all human beings who can recognize that God has created the human creature in His own image of a mind and spirit capable of communication with Him. This book does not attempt to identify the realistic facts of what the "bigger picture" is like. It only challenges us to realize that there is a "bigger picture," and we humans must participate in the development of it. We can only use our God-given minds and our spirits to cooperate with God in the attainment of a perfect humanity in a perfect new world. The book is designed as a "thinking" and "pondering" opportunity. It consists of nine chapters containing commentaries on the meaning of life, followed by thought- provoking sermons preached many years ago, but are currently challenging with a great depth of thought that enables the reader to ponder and consider and experience what it is that is happening to us as a part of the drama of world history, and cosmic exploration. The Christian event is vital to our thinking exploration because it was a happening that revealed the simple but essential fact that we humans are a part of a dramatic movement of life that involves the entire panorama of the cosmic universe. The book is full of affirmations that we humans are a part of a much more significant existence than we realize. Chapter titles reflect the insightful progress of the book: Chapter 1 "The Prelude"; Chapter II "The Glory of Life"; Chapter III "The Vital Truth That Eludes Us"; Chapter IV "Life is Utterly Amazing"; Chapter V "What is Really Going On?"; Chapter VI "Faith Is Vital"; Chapter VII "When Hope Comes Alive"; Chapter Vifi "Love Is Like a Miracle"; and Chapter IX "Your Ultimate Goal." The fmal statement of the author reflects his common-sense analysis of human life. He states that "There is no such thing as perfection in this life, but ultimately in 'God's Bigger Picture' there will be!" It is God's goal for His human creation--you and me.


The Book Book of Mormon The Bigger Picture
The Author Shell Abegglen
The Publisher AuthorHouse
Release Date2012-10-25
Genre Religion
Pages 266
ISBN 1477282386
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: BOOK of MORMON: THE BIGGER PICTURE isn't just a simple synopsis of stories from the Book of Mormon supplemented by interesting commentaries, but in the bigger scheme of things, it shows a much "bigger picture" of the Book of Mormon filled with an array of aids to help us reach a better over-all understanding of the Book of Mormon and pique our interest in this important book of scripture. It includes fascinating sidebars on the Hill Cumorah, on historical metal plates from ancient civilizations, on age-old Middle Eastern cultural oddities, and the fascinating Semitic linguistics that Joseph Smith couldn't possibly have been familiar with. It also contains pertinent special quotes from Joseph Smith, Oliver Cowdery, Parley P. Pratt, as well as many of our modern day prophets, and even Abraham Lincoln. It continually points out the many evidences that preclude Joseph Smith having fabricated this special Book.


The Book The bigger picture
The Author Leonard Horwin
The Publisher
Release Date2004
Genre History
Pages 131
ISBN 0972076808
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Bad Teacher
The Author Kevin K. Kumashiro
The Publisher Teachers College Press
Release Date2012
Genre Education
Pages 104
ISBN 9780807753217
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Argues that scapegoating public school teachers and unions masks the real problems within the eduction system in the United States, and suggests ways to reframe the debate to create better solutions for public education reform.


The Book A Bigger Picture
The Author Margaret Waller
The Publisher Juta and Company Ltd
Release Date2000-01-01
Genre Social Science
Pages 346
ISBN 0702152080
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: This manual has been developed for the majority of practsing photographers and photojournalists in Southern Africa.


The Book The Bigger Picture
The Author Sarah Fister Gale
The Publisher
Release Date2010
Genre Business conditions
Pages 7
ISBN OCLC:613184250
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Crystal Mapping The Bigger Picture
The Author Mark Wogan
The Publisher Etica Press Limited
Release Date2006-01-01
Genre Communication in management
Pages 109
ISBN 1905633033
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book A Portrait of Life a Small Glimpse Into the Bigger Picture
The Author Vicki Thomas
The Publisher Tate Publishing
Release Date2010-04
Genre Biography & Autobiography
Pages 98
ISBN 9781615666508
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: A Portrait of Life is based on the true story of friendship between two women who are faced with death on very different levels. Vicki hates the struggle of everyday life and longs to one day be happy in the presence of God. Allie loves life and her children but has been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin's lymphoma. She struggles with the idea of life after death and usually chooses to avoid it altogether for the sake of her children. While Vicki struggles with cynicism and Allie faces the realities of death, they both teach each other how to live. When Vicki finds out that she's pregnant, she learns about stem cells taken from cord blood and the medical possibilities they create. Will they be a match for Allie? Is transfer of the cells even possible? Follow Vicki Thomas as she recounts this touching story of friendship, learning, and living. Author Vicki Thomas lives in Edmond, Oklahoma, with her husband, and she is the mother of eight children and a grandmother. She has dedicated her life to raising her children. She served as President of the Officer's Wives Club for one year, she has written as a guest columnist for local newspapers, and she volunteers as the 'Meet the Masters' art instructor for Edmond Public School System.


The Book People and Computers XIX The Bigger Picture
The Author Tom McEwan
The Publisher Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date2007-12-20
Genre Computers
Pages 510
ISBN 9781846282492
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: As a new medium for questionnaire delivery, the Internet has the potential to revolutionize the survey process. Online (Web-based) questionnaires provide several advantages over traditional survey methods in terms of cost, speed, appearance, flexibility, functionality, and usability [Bandilla et al. 2003; Dillman 2000; Kwak & Radler 2002]. Online-questionnaires can provide many capabilities not found in traditional paper-based questionnaires: they can include pop-up instructions and error messages; they can incorporate links; and it is possible to encode difficult skip patterns making such patterns virtually invisible to respondents. Despite this, and the emergence of numerous tools to support online-questionnaire creation, current electronic survey design typically replicates the look-and-feel of pap- based questionnaires, thus failing to harness the full power of the electronic survey medium. A recent environmental scan of online-questionnaire design tools found that little, if any, support is incorporated within these tools to guide questionnaire design according to best-practice [Lumsden & Morgan 2005]. This paper briefly introduces a comprehensive set of guidelines for the design of online-questionnaires. It then focuses on an informal observational study that has been conducted as an initial assessment of the value of the set of guidelines as a practical reference guide during online-questionnaire design. 2 Background Online-questionnaires are often criticized in terms of their vulnerability to the four standard survey error types: namely, coverage, non-response, sampling, and measurement errors.


The Book Seeing the Bigger Picture
The Author Bob Evans
The Publisher
Release Date2004
Genre Central-local government relations
Pages 75
ISBN NWU:35556035415553
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: A review of existing knowledge, experience and research findings to assess why policy implementation failure exists between national strategies and local initiatives.


The Book The Bigger Picture
The Author Fay Sweet
The Publisher Black Dog Publishing
Release Date2009
Genre Architecture
Pages 381
ISBN STANFORD:36105215502498
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: From regenerating cities and creating new communities to managing whole landscapes and designing inspiring public spaces, there are tremendous challenges in shaping the world for the future. However, along with the most pressing issues of climate change, population growth and pressure on the world's natural resources, every challenge also presents a raft of opportunities. This book draws together a collection of some of the most impressive and intriguing recent projects completed by global firm Design + Planning at AECOM. A leader in making distinctive and beautiful places, Design + Planning at AECOM embraces complexity and works at all scales. While rooted in masterplanning and landscape architecture, the practice also encompasses design, planning, economic development, social and cultural consultancy and environmental services. Its collaborative and cross-disciplinary approach delivers imaginative and sustainable solutions to enhance quality of life and ensure every project's long-term success. Underpinning all work is a commitment to innovation, design quality, maximising potential, social inclusion, best value for client and community, enhancing biodiversity and the careful use of natural resources. This is the bigger picture.


The Book Seeing the Bigger Picture
The Author Claire Cock-Starkey
The Publisher Michael O'Mara Books
Release Date2014-04-01
Genre Social Science
Pages 1
ISBN 9781782433026
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Ever wondered whether more people own a car in England than in France, or which country gives the most to charity? Have an interest in word affairs, with no time to trawl through periodicals, immerse yourself in the written facts, or disentangle complex data? Information needn't be boring. Seeing the Bigger Picture is jam-packed with fascinating global statistics in a visually-arresting and easily digestible format. These formidable facts and figures are displayed on illustrated double-page spreads, representing the data as well as the context of each study. Which country: Spends the most on defense? Is the biggest recipient of overseas aid? Works the longest hours? Has the most dangerous roads? Invests the largest amount in clean energy? Drinks the most bottled water? Has the oldest population? Seeing the Bigger Picture is a visual encyclopedia for the information age. Enlightening, entertaining, and often surprising, it contains specially commissioned infographics that bring statistics to life and offer a truly global perspective on a range of topical subjects - offering a unique new way of understanding the world.


The Book Bad Teacher
The Author Kevin K. Kumashiro
The Publisher Teachers College Press
Release Date2015-04-25
Genre Education
Pages 121
ISBN 9780807772027
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book Waiting to Happen
The Author Liz Walker
The Publisher Juta and Company Ltd
Release Date2004
Genre AIDS (Disease)
Pages 143
ISBN 1919930396
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: A powerful and important book that through evocative photographs and informative text looks at the social, cultural and historical aspects of HIV/AIDS in South Africa. Why are more women HIV positive than men? How do we explain the exponential growth of AIDS in South Africa in the 1990s? How is HIV/AIDS understood in various cultural belief systems in the country? What is to be done about the epidemic? These are some of the questions addressed in this unique book, which is aimed at general readers as well as academics, students, health care professionals and members of NGOs.


The Book The bigger picture
The Author Andrew Gibbon Williams
The Publisher
Release Date1993-11-04
Genre Art
Pages 224
ISBN UCSD:31822016581191
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book The Bigger Picture
The Author Lucy Travis
The Publisher
Release Date2016
Genre Art thefts
Pages 232
ISBN OCLC:951753111
Language English, Spanish, And French
The Book The Bigger Picture
The Author Diana H. Walker
The Publisher National Geographic Books
Release Date2007-01
Genre Photography
Pages 199
ISBN 142620129X
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Presents thirty years of photographs taken of the press, political figures, presidents, celebrities, and parties and featuring interviews with Madeleine Allbright, Steve Jobs, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Hillary Clinton.


The Book The Bigger Picture
The Author Monica Kuykendall
The Publisher Tate Publishing & Enterprises
Release Date2015-09-15
Genre Fiction
Pages 120
ISBN 1633064999
Language English, Spanish, And French

READING: Spend a day with Heart and let him remind you to make the most of each moment while remaining focused on the "bigger picture." Discover Mrs. Sullivan's secret and the reason she wouldn't allow her family to replace her old worn out glasses. Stop by the Marble Room and uncover the truth of how God uses ordinary people to accomplish His purposes. Then there's Beau and Maggie, who received some devastating news that largely affected their young family. Observe how they learned to make the most of the time they were given and did their best to let Christ shine through their brokenness. Lastly, if you're searching for something to fill the empty void in your life, consider Seth's dreadful story as he candidly expresses the importance of a personal relationship with Christ. Although, it is something he will never experience. Whatever your need, there are nuggets of inspiration packed within these pages to spur you on in your journey through life.