Description : Do you ever find yourself daydreaming, thinking about all the other things you could be doing? Maybe its starting your own bakery. Maybe its pursuing a music career. Maybe its taking that mission trip you have always wanted to take. Maybe its something as simple as traveling. Throughout it all there is some underlying doubt or hesitationdoubt over accomplishing these dreams and hesitation due to the fear of pursuing your dreams. This fear is paralyzing because of what you could lose: the loss of friends, the loss of a job, the loss of security, or the loss of family. These are all aspects of life that we hold dearly. So how do you attain these dreams and make them more than mere illusions? This is the daily question we ask ourselves. This is the daily question I ask myself. Through work and family responsibilities, we delay pursuit of finding the answer. We decided a long time ago that these dreams would remain elusive. But what if they could be achieved? The Pursuit of You will show you the importance and keys to determining why these dreams are important to you. Once you know the why, the how does not matter. It will no longer be based on sheer willpower. It will be based on an instinctive drive guiding you along a path you never thought existed. The experiences and struggles the author tells reflect real-life hindrances to accomplishing these dreams. The author establishes the importance of the foundation of the why behind these dreams in order for you to achieve the life you have always wanted.
Description : Work with students at all levels to help them read novels Whole Novels is a practical, field-tested guide toimplementing a student-centered literature program that promotescritical thinking and literary understanding through the study ofnovels with middle school students. Rather than using novels simplyto teach basic literacy skills and comprehension strategies,Whole Novels approaches literature as art. The book is fullyaligned with the Common Core ELA Standards and offers tips forimplementing whole novels in various contexts, includingsuggestions for teachers interested in trying out small steps intheir classrooms first. Includes a powerful method for teaching literature, writing,and critical thinking to middle school students Shows how to use the Whole Novels approach in conjunction withother programs Includes video clips of the author using the techniques in herown classroom This resource will help teachers work with students of varyingabilities in reading whole novels.
Description : Widely acclaimed as a contemporary masterpiece, this book is a discerning analysis of the leadership vacuum that pervades the world. It outlines how leaders today can reach the summit of exceptional leadership by re-discovering the leadership traits that lie dormant within them. This 2nd edition is profoundly enriched by two new additions—a new preface: Why we Have Fewer Good Leaders, and a postscript: Persistent Doubts; Perennial Questions. The innovative concepts that are already a part of the new leadership folklore—Four-Quadrant Matrix of Choice; Five Circles of Leadership Attitudes; Triple Top Line of Joy, Peace and Contentment and The Journey from Base Camp Leadership Traits to the Summit of Exceptional Leadership—have all been thoroughly updated with many inspiring insights that leave a lasting imprint on the reader.
Description : Compelling, wide-ranging, and hugely ambitious, this book offers an integrated history of the culture produced and consumed by Europeans since 1800, and follows its transformation from an elite activity to a mass market—from lending libraries to the internet, from the first public concerts to music downloads. In itself a cultural tour de force, the book covers high and low culture, readers and writers, audiences and prima donnas, Rossini and hip hop, Verdi and the Beatles, Zola and Tintin, Walter Scott and Jules Verne, the serialized novel of the 19th century as well as Dallas and Coronation Street. Included in its vast scope are fairy tales, best-sellers, crime and sci-fi, non-fiction, magazines, newspapers, comic strips, plays, opera, musicals, pop music, sound recording, films, documentaries, radio, and television. A continent-wide survey, this majestic work includes discussions of rock music under communism, Polish and Danish bestsellers, French melodramas and German cabarets, fascist and Soviet cinema. It examines the ways culture travels—how it is produced, transformed, adapted, absorbed, sold, and consumed; how it is shaped by audiences and politics, and controlled by laws and conventional morality; and why some countries excel in particular genres. It examines the anxiety and attraction felt by Europeans towards American culture, and asks to what extent European culture has become Americanized. Stylishly written, devoid of jargon, this is global non-fiction narrative at its best.
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