Description : This guide demonstrates everything from how to set up programming involving sign language for all ages, to dealing with and paying interpreters, and from publicizing programs to the public and within the deaf community, to evaluating and improving the library's sign language collection. Kathy MacMillan's impressive understanding and knowledge of the deaf community and the importance of sign language—as well as her exceptional handling of the numerous erroneous myths about deafness and sign language that are, unfortunately, still often current—make this handbook indispensable for all library personnel looking to reach out to the deaf community.
Description : *Over 90,000 copies sold* Long an anchor text for college and junior college writing classes, this illuminating and invaluable guide has become a favorite for beginning poets and an ever-valuable reference for more advanced students who want to sharpen their craft, expand their technical skills, and engage their deepest memories and concerns.This edition adds Steve Kowit’s famous essay on poetics “The Mystique of the Difficult Poem,” in which he argues stirringly and forcefully that a poem need not be obscure to be great. Ideal for teachers who have been searching for a way to inspire students with a love for writing--and reading--contemporary poetry. It is a book about shaping your memories and passions, your pleasures, obsessions, dreams, secrets, and sorrows into the poems you have always wanted to write. If you long to create poetry that is magical and moving, this is the book you've been looking for. Here are chapters on the language and music of poetry, the art of revision, traditional and experimental techniques, and how to get your poetry started, perfected, and published. Not the least of the book's pleasures are model poems by many of the best contemporary poets, illuminating craft discussions, and the author's detailed suggestions for writing dozens of poems about your deepest and most passionate concerns.
Description : This book features a unique and proven method for creating a highly charged atmosphere in the work place. It focuses on people, not procedures; is personal, not mechanical; and practical, not theoretical. Readers will discover its ideas insightful, its approach helpful, and the writing compassionate. Managers are now given new, easy-to-use tools they have needed and wanted for years to confront, resolve, and eradicate issues that are almost impossible to document and therefore difficult to correct. The approach elicits a positive reaction instead of antagonism and defensiveness. It explains how to get buy-in, commitment and a plan of action to change the unacceptable behavior. It gets results, producing the enhanced functioning of each team member and improved morale. It makes the manager?s job easier and the work experience more rewarding for everyone.
Description : Getting involved in medical and biomedical research throughnecessity or personal choice can be a testing experience. Each stepof the process brings its own challenges, from liaising withsupervisors, to the lack of opportunities to promote completedresearch. This brand new How to provides a complete guide to theprocess: from the planning stages, to execution, write-up,preparation for the viva examination, and how to maximise theimpact of your research. It ensures you get the most out of theexperience, both in terms of personal development and academicachievement, and even provides guidance on what to do when thingsdon’t quite go to plan. An ideal companion, written by an experienced postgraduate tutor,this concise and user-friendly manual is full of practicalexercises, key points, and hints and tips, which will give you theedge when dealing with the more elusive realities of medical andhealthcare research.
Description : (Oviedo, Florida - June, 2005) I have a few stories to tell, and I am determined that it is finally time to tell them. All the burdens of everyday life are in my rearview mirror. My professional career has been completed, my child is grown and gone, and my IRA finally contains enough zeros, hopefully, to carry me through to the end: Its time to get on with it. But how to begin? I suppose I could take a cue from that old tennis shoe commercial and just do it"; just sit down and start banging away. Thats the way guys like James Joyce and Jack Kerouac did it and look where they are today. (Well, O.K., technically theyre dead, but theyre still earning big bucks for somebody!) So, in order to tackle an enterprise of this magnitude I have devised a plan. I will take the old "go with what you know" approach. Which brings me to a second question: Just what do I know? Ive been walking around on this old earth for some six decades now; a fact which, of itself, must count for something. In all that time I must have accumulated some knowledge, some experience, and, hopefully, a bit of wisdom. So Ill just run with that. Which brings me to question number three: What form should my book take? Or, more specifically, in what literary genre should it be written? I have decided to take a coldly analytical approach to the question by compiling a list (Below) of some popular literary genres (Column A.) and then listing my reasons (Column B.) to write, or not to write, my book using one of the genres listed in (Column A.) Column A. Column B. Genres Pros/cons Economics Cant get checkbook to balance Art Cant draw a straight line Murder Mystery Never killed anybody Cookbook Always burn the toast Childrens Book Cant remember that far back Bodice Ripper Never ripped one Travel Guide Wont ask for directions How To Dont know how to anything Music Tone deaf Animals Allergies Sci Fi Never been abducted Poetry Cant rhyme As we can plainly see, the old scientific method" didnt serve me very well. Now I am back to square one, or rather, back to question number three. Since it was apparent that I dont possess a great deal of knowledge, then it must be time to move on to the question of experience. Ive had a bunch of that! So I will write the thing in the form of a memoir, and make it a very personal memoir to boot! It will take courage. After all, dear reader, Ive spent a lifetime carefully crafting a persona designed, in part, to keep the world at bay. If I show my true side to the world, the side that I have always kept hidden way down at the bottom of my psychic and spiritual sock drawer, if I lay bare my very soul, you might call me a nutcase or rip me to shreds. (Oviedo, Florida - December, 2007) I have bitten the bullet and put it all out there. My hot little MS is on its way to my highly regarded and very reasonably priced P.O.D. publisher. (Snagged the half-off Christmas special deal). From my prejudiced point of view, its no War and Peace, but its not a bad read. Ive included a few stories about my travels, talked a bit about the nature of writing, taken a brief swipe at poetry, mentioned a few things about my real career, recounted a few painful experiences, and preached a couple of lightweight sermons. A note to parents: This book may be classified as kid friendly". It contains only a couple of hells" and damns" here and there and only when required for dramatic emphasis. You will find no passages describing acts of lurid, explicit, or deviant sexual behavior. (I only write what I know). Please overlook the numerous errors of punctuation, spelling, and syntax. (Im too cheap to pay extra for copyediting). And so, I offer you t
Description : Centered Riding is not a style of riding as are dressage, hunter seat, or Western. Rather, it is a way of reeducating a rider’s mind and body to achieve greater balance in order to better communicate with the horse. Founder Sally Swift revolutionized riding by showing that good use of the human body makes a world of difference on horseback. Early in her work, she established what she calls the “Four Basics” — centering, breathing, soft eyes, and building blocks—which, together with grounding, are the main tenets of her method. When a rider learns and maintains these basics, then harmony between horse and human is possible. Sally Swift’s first book, Centered Riding, made its revolutionary appearance in 1985 and continues as one of the best-selling horse books of all time. This second book doesn't replace the first one, it complements it. In the intervening years, Centered Riding continued to evolve, and Sally inevitably developed many new concepts and fresh imagery, all of which are presented here.
Description : This set includes Living By the Book and Living By the Book Workbook. In Living By the Book, Howard and Bill Hendricks invite you on one of the greatest adventures of your life--the journey through Scripture. In the Bible you can interact with a living God who wants a personal relationship with you. And no special skills are needed. If you can read, you can glean important insight from Scripture. This book will help you engage God's Word like never before. In simple, step-by-step fashion, you'll learn how to: Observe. Let the Scripture speak to you individually. Interpret. Develop the tools to properly understand biblical text. Apply. Learn how to allow Scripture to transform your life. Start your journey today. In Living By the Book Workbook, the authors emphasize that far from being mundane, exploring God's Word can be one of the greatest adventures of your life! In the Bible you can interact with a living God who wants a personal relationship with you. And in this unique workbook you will learn how to engage His words like never before. Based on the inductive study techniques outlines in the bestselling Living by the Book, this workbook creates the opportunity to grow in faith and knowledge through short, practical exercises and complete studies of the books of Ruth and James. In simple step-by-step fashion, you will learn to observe, interpret, and apply the Scripture to transform your life.