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Sometimes I Did All I Could

Author : Jerry Worley
ISBN : 0881461377
Genre : Education
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When teaching 'appears' to fail. The authenticity of being human, paradoxical remembrances, and realms of wellness are some of the themes explored in this cutting-edge, down-to-earth repertoire of essays. Teachers share vivid memories that reflect happenings that began in good faith but, from a human perspective, failed to meet expectations. Read, for example, the chapter 'Heads or Tails?', a lesson that celebrates the traditions of teaching from a generational vantage point. This jewel of a story emphasizes the risks that all good teachers must take in order to make a difference. Or, read of the many paradoxes that are found in teaching. ""An Encounter with a Bully: An Unlikely Transformation"" looks through the eyes of an effective counselor as he influences a bully to reach out and help a fellow student in need. Take a journey with these seasoned educators as they share their stories of humility, failure, and fear - indeed, remembrances that would soon teach them well - as they travel on through a maze of educational lessons.
Category: Education

Panning For Gold

Author : Doneareum S. Winston
ISBN : 9781467059718
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Panning for Gold isthe remarkable and memorable journey of a youngman who has to come to terms with the adversities he had tostruggle againstas a child and teenager growing up in foster care from the ages of 6-19 years. His mother was a paranoid schizophrenic and he never knew his real father. All he had was his two younger brothers and his belief in a higher power to help him endure and overcome the pain. As his faith was constantly tested, he observed howmany people feel that the past should be left behind but his past constantly resurfaces as he bounces from home to home and shelter to shelter. The young childwas gifted in the literary arts but never accepted his talent because he wasalways too busy tryingto fit in with his surroundings to maintain a placement.It is a heartwrenching, yet funnytale of what many children today have toendurewhile coming from a broken home, but gives insight to what you can attain and achieve if only youstop to sift through the dirt of lifeand learn tobelieve in yourself; for who knows what you may find when you finally begin to look within.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Sometimes It S Better To Start All Over From Scratch

Author : F. H. Larry Ferguson
ISBN : 9781609114275
Genre : Fiction
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Adam Mann, a junior in college, takes his yearly trek into the Cascade wilderness. Then something mysterious happens to change his world forever. Soon he will be forced to take on responsibilities and perform a duty that will change others' lives too. How he copes with all of this is what readers will find amazing, and often amusing. Larry Ferguson is a full-time writer. He lives in Boulder City, Nevada. Publisher's website: http: //
Category: Fiction

Choices For The Choiceless The Lost Sheep

Author : Nanette Bruneaux
ISBN : 9781411636576
Genre : Self-Help
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Quiet simply this book is about the trials of life, never giving up, and continuing to seek real life changing answers. Thereby, gaining knowledge from every trial of life through educating yourself, which is sometimes given freely or learned through missteps. In chronological order she shares her life as well as documenting the regiment of care for an aging infirmed parent. It includes lots of knowledgeable and interesting reading for literally everyone. Finally, this book is ultimately a celebration of life and celebration of death when each are within their appropriate time, although more often than not we control and choose that appointed time inappropriately.
Category: Self-Help

Learn Mishnah

Author : Jacob Neusner
ISBN : 0874413109
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Introduces Mishnah, the oral law of Judaism received by Moses from God at Mount Sinai.
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The Children Shall Be Blameless

Author : W. Jack Savage
ISBN : 9781477111529
Genre : Fiction
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Some men seem to have all the luck. Others dream of only finding a little. Richard Smiths world was the orphanage. It was the only one he knew. All of the other worlds for children, of mothers and fathers and a place called home, he learned from the tears of those who had lost theirs only to wind up in his. From the way they grieved, he knew it must have been something pretty great. Once he had two sisters, they said. One had died and the other went to a place called Iowa with an uncle. He was left behind. He grew up to put most of it behind him and in his search for a family of his own, thought that he had. But an electrical shock opened some door to his early childhood he couldnt seem to get closed again. Each discovery posed more questions until finally there was only one other person he needed to see. It would be a three-day road trip, or so he thought
Category: Fiction

The Long Ride Home

Author : Rupert Isaacson
ISBN : 9780241963692
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Heart-breaking, uplifting and full of adventure, The Long Ride Home is the long-awaited sequel to the international bestseller The Horse Boy. Rowan came back from the shamans in Mongolia a changed boy. The three most debilitating effects of his autism - his incontinence, his endless tantruming, and his inability to make friends - were gone. But a year almost to the day since Rowan's improvement he started regressing: the accidents and tantrums reappeared, terrifying his father Rupert. Something had to be done. Father and son embarked on a new quest, journeying from the bushmen of Namibia to the coastal rainforests of Queensland, Australia and finally to the Navajo reservations of the American southwest, where Rowan was transformed - they had begun the Long Ride Home. 'It is probably only once in a critical lifetime that one will be moved almost to tears ... a triumph of the human spirit' Telegraph (on The Horse Boy) 'Magical, miraculous, uplifting' Daily Mail (on The Horse Boy) 'Amazing, astonishing' Sunday Times (on The Horse Boy) Rupert Isaacson is British but lives with his family in Texas, USA. He is an ex-professional horse trainer and founder of The Horse Boy Foundation, which helps to make horses and nature available to other children, autistic or not, all over the world, including the UK. The Horse Boy was a Sunday Times top ten bestseller.
Category: Biography & Autobiography