Rethinking Teaching in Higher Education

Author: Alenoush Saroyan
Publisher: Stylus Publishing, LLC.
ISBN: 1579220479
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Education

This book is intended for faculty and faculty developers, as well as for deans, chairs, and directors responsible for promoting teaching and learning in higher education. Intentionally non-technical, it engages readers reflectively with a process for developing teaching and details the planning necessary to apply this process to teaching within disciplines. The book centers on McGill University's week-long Course Design and Teaching Workshop that the contributors have offered together for more than ten years. It follows the five day format of the workshop - covering the analysis of course content, conceptions of learning, the selection of appropriate teaching strategies, the evaluation of student learning, and evaluation of teaching - in a way that reflects the spontaneity of the debates it has engendered and the workshop's evolutionary changes. The structure shows faculty members conceptualizing new courses or re-examining their teaching of existing courses, and translating the insights gained from the workshop to specific disciplinary content and learning outcomes. In addition four previous participants of the workshop write about its influence on their personal thinking about the practice of teaching. The final two chapters describe the structure and evolving role of McGill's Centre for University Teaching and Learning. The authors describe its objectives in fostering an evidence-based teaching culture and providing a practical support structure with limited resources. They highlight achievements in disseminating teaching expertise across their campus, and their vision for the future role of faculty development. This book provides faculty developers and administrators with valuable non-prescriptive models and challenging ideas that promote faculty development in general and university teaching in particular. It engages faculty members in the process of course design in a way that is learning centered and can lead to deep student learning.

Rethinking Weight Loss

Author: Mark Hallinan
Publisher: Critical Concepts Press
ISBN: 9780987588975
Release Date: 2014-10-17
Genre: Health & Fitness

It’s time to Totally Rethink Weight Loss. Because what we’re doing at the moment just isn’t working. Everyone knows the ‘facts’……. You get fat because you eat too much and don’t exercise enough- but that’s wrong! It’s your fault you are overweight- but that’s wrong! Calories in = Calories out. It’s all about the calories- that’s wrong! You will lose weight by exercising- wrong! To lose weight you have to eat less- wrong! Dietary cholesterol and saturated fat are bad for you- that’s wrong too! How can anyone possibly hope to lose weight when the very foundations of dieting are so fundamentally flawed? This book completely re-examines our understanding of why we get fat and what we can do about it. We look at our history, biology, human psychology, medical research, how your food has changed, and the food industry itself. But knowing why we get fat is only part of the story; we also need to know: • what to eat and what not to eat • how to deal with our old inappropriate food habits • how to survive the modern food environment that is making most people fat Come on a journey and discover how to lose weight naturally, and keep it off. Take Back Control of Your Weight Now!

The Wedding

Author: Christina Ross
Publisher: Christina Ross
ISBN:
Release Date: 2017-09-23
Genre:

The wedding from hell happens now. Two-and-a-half years after security expert Tank McCollister first proposed to best-selling author Lisa Ward—they’ve finally set a date. They’re getting married! If only it were that easy. After a series of mishaps, Lisa finds herself in Prairie Home, Nebraska, on Tank’s parents' cow-and-chicken farm. With the wedding days away, conflict simmers between Lisa and Tank’s holy-rolling mother, Ethel McCollister, who’s no fan of Lisa—or her books about the undead. Ethel’s certain that Lisa’s books are sacrilegious. She’s worried that Lisa might be demon-possessed. Determined to save her only son from the clutches of the woman of her nightmares, Ethel rises up—and sets out to derail the wedding. Will love win out in the end? If it does, it won’t be without one brutal war between Lisa and her potential monster-in-law when events turn vicious—and unexpectedly hilarious—between them. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #454545} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Helvetica Neue'; color: #454545; min-height: 14.0px}

Rethinking Our Classrooms

Author: Bill Bigelow
Publisher: Rethinking Schools
ISBN: 9780942961270
Release Date: 2001-01-01
Genre: Education

Readings, resources, lesson plans, and reproducible student handouts aimed at teaching students to question the traditional ideas and images that interfere with social justice and community building.

The Gift of Acceptance

Author: Janine Shepherd
Publisher: Allen & Unwin
ISBN: 9781742695600
Release Date: 2012
Genre: Self-Help

The author of the bestselling Never Tell Me Never has come to realise that her life and everything she has learned from its challenges can be distilled in one simple phrase and is defined by one outstanding quality: acceptance - truly the greatest gift of all. A collection of wisdom, insight and advice this is a distillation of 25 years of struggle and learning on her part.

Rethinking Nature

Author: Bruce V. Foltz
Publisher: Indiana University Press
ISBN: 0253217024
Release Date: 2004
Genre: Nature

Rethinking Nature brings the voices of leading Continental philosophers into discussion about what is emerging as one of our most pressing and timely concerns—the environmental crisis facing our planet. The essays featured in this volume embrace environmental philosophy in its broadest sense and include topics such as environmental ethics, environmental aesthetics, ontology, theology, gender and the environment, and the role of science and technology in forming knowledge about our world. Here, philosophy goes out into the field and comes back with rich insights and new approaches to environmental problems. This far-reaching and lively volume affords firm ground for thinking about the multiple ways that humans engage nature. Contributors are David Abram, Edward S. Casey, Daniel Cerezuelle, Ron Cooper, Bruce V. Foltz, Robert Frodeman, Trish Glazebrook, James Hatley, Robert Kirkman, Irene J. Klaver, Alphonso Lingis, Kenneth Maly, Diane Michelfelder, Elaine P. Miller, Robert Mugerauer, Stephen David Ross, John Sallis, Ingrid Leman Stefanovic, Bruce Wilshire, David Wood, and Michael E. Zimmerman.

Cynthia Eden Shadow Agents Series Books 1 3

Author: Cynthia Eden
Publisher: Harlequin
ISBN: 9781460383858
Release Date: 2015-03-16
Genre: Fiction

Harlequin Intrigue brings you a collection of reader favorites from the Shadow Agents series by New York Times bestselling author Cynthia Eden. Get all three edge-of-your-seat reads, now available for the first time in one volume! ALPHA ONE Juliana James has never forgotten the day Logan Quinn left her heart in pieces. But if she wants to stay alive, Juliana must trust the navy SEAL to protect her from a ruthless weapons dealer. Once she is safe, Logan will have a new mission: to get another chance with the woman he can’t lose again. GUARDIAN RANGER Veronica Lane knows that ex-Ranger Jasper Adams is the only man who can keep her safe. Posing as a ruthless mercenary is a cover for what Jasper is really doing—hunting a killer. What will happen once Veronica discovers that everything about him is a lie...except his passion for her? SHARPSHOOTER Gunner Ortez has been watching Sydney Sloan’s back since he save her life two years ago. Sydney knows Gunner is her only hope at completing their hostage-rescue mission. But the ex-SEAL who arouses her passion also poses the greatest risk to the secret she carries in her heart…and in her belly.

The Cost of Not Educating the World s Poor

Author: Lynn Ilon
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317499930
Release Date: 2015-05-15
Genre: Education

In The Cost of Not Educating the World’s Poor, Lynn Ilon observes from her 30 years of travel and work in some 20 developing countries, how global instability, problems of environmental degradation, spread of global disease, migration and political instability are a cost of viewing the uneducated poor as separated from a networked of fast-growing global knowledge. This book shows how powerful global learning systems are rapidly forming and linking the rich world with the world of the poor and developing nations. Using a narrative voice interleaved with concise introductions to the underlying theories (economics, development, learning, technology and networks) it shows us how changing our ways of thinking can lead to new possibilities. The Cost of Not Educating the World’s Poor is based on an emerging theory of development economics and the author’s own vast experiences and stories. It also discusses, among other issues: International development and how it has evolved toward an emphasis on knowledge How networked human capital creates new potential for poorly resourced countries The formation of a global system of learning networks The digitization of knowledge How nations improve their well-being through knowledge and equity This inter-disciplinary assessment of international learning inequality and the methods to overcome it will appeal to researchers concerned with emerging concepts of global learning networks and their effects on development. It will also be of interest to students and policymakers studying national inequality, economics, and global development.

Cat Dog Prayer

Author: Bob Sjogren
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
ISBN: 0830858660
Release Date: 2012-02-04
Genre: Religion

When we first become believers, we still have a natural tendency to be self-centered, especially in how we pray. As a result, many Christians prayers that are more of a laundry list of "all about me" requests. Because God doesn't answer these kinds of prayer, we tend to give up on praying believing that God doesn't answer prayer. As a result, we end up checking in from time to time making sure he knows we're there and reminding him of our needs—hoping he'll do something about them. Cat and Dog Prayer will help move you from self-centered prayers to God-focused prayers. You'll learn how to pray, as the authors show: How to pray prayers that God wants to answer How you've been given a Blank Check by God The six reasons why God says Wait The four reasons why God says No How to pray Cause Me Prayers releasing the Holy Spirit completely in your life, and How you need to be careful about what you pray about—because it can be the very thing that takes you away from God himself! This book will change the way you pray. It is a natural outflow of Cat and Dog Theology also written by Bob and Gerald.

Rethinking Retirement

Author: John Piper
Publisher: Crossway
ISBN: 9781433523052
Release Date: 2009-03-27
Genre: Religion

John Piper challenges fellow baby boomers to forego the American dream of retirement and live out their golden years with a far greater purpose in mind. They say it's a person's reward for all those years of labor. "Turn in your time card and trade in your IRAs. Let travel plans and golf-course leisure lead the way." But is retirement really the ideal? Or is it a series of poor options that ignore a greater purpose-and will kill a person more quickly than old age? John Piper responds: "Lord, spare me this curse!" And his resounding message is for anyone who believes there's far more to the golden years than accumulating comforts. It's for readers who long to finish better than they started, persevere for the right reasons (and without fear), experience true security, value what lies beyond their cravings, and live dangerously for the One who gave his life in his prime. With this brief book, Piper is sure to spur fellow baby boomers in their resolve to invest themselves in the sacrifices of love-and to grow old with godly zeal.

Everything I Need To Know I Learned From a Little Golden Book

Author: Diane Muldrow
Publisher: Golden Books
ISBN: 9780375981180
Release Date: 2013-09-24
Genre: Self-Help

A humorous "guide to life" for grown-ups! One day, Diane Muldrow, a longtime editor of the iconic Little Golden Books, realized that, despite their whimsical appearance, there was hardly a real-life situation that hadn't been covered in the more than 70-year-old line of children's books—from managing money, to the importance of exercise, to finding contentment in the simplest things. In this age of debt, depression, and diabetes, could we adults use a refresher course in the gentle lessons from these adorable books, she wondered—a "Little Golden guide to life"? Yes, we could! Muldrow's humorous yet practical tips for getting the most out of life ("Don't forget to enjoy your wedding!" "Be a hugger." "Sweatpants are bad for morale."), drawn from more than 60 stories, are paired with delightful images from these best-loved children's books of all time—among them The Poky Little Puppy, Pantaloon, Mister Dog, Nurse Nancy, We Help Mommy, Five Pennies to Spend, and The Little Red Hen. The Golden greats of children's illustration are represented here as well: Richard Scarry, Garth Williams, Eloise Wilkin, J. P. Miller, and Mary Blair, among many others. Sure to bring memories and a smile, this book is a perfect gift for baby boomers, recent grads, lovers of children's literature—or anyone who cherishes the sturdy little books with the shiny cardboard covers and gold foil spines!

Surprised by Hope

Author: Tom Wright
Publisher: SPCK
ISBN: 9780281062584
Release Date: 2012-09-11
Genre: Religion

What do Christians hope for? To leave this wicked world and go to 'heaven' For the 'kingdom of God' to grow gradually on earth? What do we mean by the 'resurrection of the body', and how does that fit with the popular image of sitting on clouds playing harps? And how does all this affect the way we live in the here and now? Tom Wright, one of our leading theologians, addresses these questions in this provocative and wide-ranging new book. He outlines the present confusion about future hope in both church and world. Then, having explained why Christians believe in the bodily resurrection of Jesus himself, he explores the biblical hope for 'new heavens and new earth', and shows how the 'second coming' of Jesus, and the eventual resurrection, belong within that larger picture, together with the intermediate hope for 'heaven'. For many, including many Christians, all this will come as a great surprise. Wright convincingly argues that what we believe about life after death directly affects what we believe about life before death. For if God intends to renew the whole creation - and if this has already begun in Jesus' resurrection - the church cannot stop at 'saving souls', but must anticipate the eventual renewal by working for God's kingdom in the wider world, bringing healing and hope in the present life. Lively and accessible, this book will surprise and excite all who are interested in the meaning of life not only after death but before it.

Always Hungry

Author: David S. Ludwig
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781409158868
Release Date: 2016-01-07
Genre: Health & Fitness

ALWAYS HUNGRY will change everything readers ever thought about weight loss, diet, and health, and show us how to lose weight without counting the calories or feeling hungry. ALWAYS HUNGRY? will be both a relief and a revelation to many who struggle with weight. We're not getting fat because we're overeating; we're overeating because we're getting fat. In other words, what makes us constantly hungry, overweight, and undernourished is not a lack of will power, but a biological reaction to our present-day diet and lifestyle. Our fat cells are hoarding the nutrients from the food we eat instead of releasing them into the bloodstream to be used, triggering a starvation response that sets us up for failure: if we eat more, we'll gain weight; if we eat less, we'll slow our metabolism down and (again) gain weight. HELP! ALWAYS HUNGRY shows us how to break out of this cycle that is keeping us overweight. It helps us to: - re-programme our fat cells - tame humger - boost our metabolism - lose weight In a clear, compassionate, and authoritative voice, Dr Ludwig debunks the calorie myth that losing weight is simply a matter of eating less. He explains the science and the research behind our epidemic of overweightness and presents a detailed, highly structured plan to help us conquer the cravings.

The 4 Hour Body

Author: Timothy Ferriss
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781446446881
Release Date: 2011-02-03
Genre: Health & Fitness

Do you want to lose fat, double testosterone, get the perfect posterior or give your partner a fifteen-minute female orgasm? Whatever your physical goal, The 4-Hour Body eclipses every other health manual by sharing the best kept secrets in the latest science and research to provide new strategies for redesigning the human body. And you don't need to exhaust yourself. International bestselling author, Timothy Ferriss, helps you reach your true genetic potential in 3-6 months with a commitment of less than four hours per week. You can pick and choose from a menu of options, from simple to extreme, for dramatic body changes. Based on over 15 years of research and with personal stories, amazing before and after photos, recipes and sidebars, The 4-Hour Body will give unbelievable results and change the way you look forever.

Everything Must Move

Author: Luke Bulman
Publisher: Rice Univ School of Architecture
ISBN: STANFORD:36105132802518
Release Date: 2009
Genre: Architecture

Everything Must Move is a book documenting over a decade of propositions about the suburban city in general, and Houston in particular. This city shapeless, polluted, traffic-clogged, water-logged, limitless has been a workshop for testing ideas about operating in impossible situations. Everything Must Move is, in many ways, an archival project, however through the infusion of this archival material with new perspectives and projections the project remains poly-vocal, diverse, and open. This new material presented mainly in the form of short essays, written in response to the projects, photographs, and research that form the backbone of the the project that Rice School of Architecture, under the direction of dean Lars Lerup, has undertaken in the last 15 years.