Author: Jonathan Blyth
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2004
Genre: English language
Do you look back on your school days, and remember magical times, powerful and enduring friendships, and secret adventures? Well, snap out of it. You're deluding yourself. Based on the popular website playgroundlaw.com THE LAW OF THE PLAYGROUND is a dictionary of the insults, games, torture, legendary anecdotes and pure creative insanity that we all - as pre-moral children -inflicted on each other. Whilst the emphasis is always on humour, the book acknowledges that children are bastards, and begrudgingly accepts that that is, actually- very amusing. Written with dark nostalgia - and more wit and substance than your average joyless I Love 1986 TV show, everyone can find something they will identify with in LAW OF THE PLAYGROUND. A timely antidote to the rose-tinted view of childhood offered by FriendsReunited.co.uk and SchoolDisco.com.
Author: Willie G. Demings
Publisher: Author House
Release Date: 2013-06-20
I created this work after reflecting on past and present people Who inspired me in their accomplishments and dedication to Their works and to society, most of all, I see the treasures of God Manifested in our everyday lives, overwhelming us with blessings And gifts he ordained before the foundation of the world. Unfortunately The graveyard is filled with buried treasures of which the enemy stole. What- ever gifts God blessed us with, even if they take us to the stars Remember, he is the source and is worthy to be praised. For all good Things come from above, therefore they all started with love. The gift He gave to the world was gifted wrapped in flesh and sent with the name Of Jesus Christ, the only true bridge between God and man. So when our Roads meet him at the cross, we can’t help but to acknowledge he paid Our cost. Otherwise, all we work for is in vain, for without him we’re Totally lost. whether it’s sports, medicine, education or some other area Of life he blesses us with fruits for us to bless one another. remember The blood In our veins and the air in our lungs, is a blessing from God And the Cross Jesus hung.. --- Willie G. Demings
This book, The Playground, is actually a childrens story. When I saw there was a need to explain to my fourteen year old daughter, spiritual principles in the simplest of ways, I referred her to the elements found within a playground. I thought it would be the easiest way for her to retain information if she drew an analogy from each element of play and it worked. Here I use spiritual applications of the slide, a swing, a see saw, some monkey bars, a sand box, a round a bout, a barrel, and finally a balance beam to illustrate metaphysically spiritual terms in the simplest of manners. Realizing myself how effective this is as a teaching tool, on how we relate to God, I also wanted to share this with my readers. Socialization, parental guidance, and leadership are some more of the topics addressed, along with more wonderfully crafted poems to strengthen ones faith.
Author: Kurt Philip Behm
Publisher: Author House
Release Date: 2009-02-26
Genre: Business & Economics
The Death Of The Playground talks about the tragic loss of 'Free-Play' in America. Our Public Playgrounds were the places where it all happened, where developing boys could learn together to, : First sit and watch and learn from those older : Truly become an important part of a group and fit in : Make up their own games and improvise : That to have friends you must first be a friend : Handle disappointment and that life isn't always fair : Realize that all great things take time : To become part of something bigger than just themselves THIS ONE WAS MOST IMPORTANT ! On the Playground, they did all of this without DIRECT Parent or Adult supervision. They made up their own rules of play, picked their own games, decided for themselves what was fair, and learned to live with the consequences. All of this doesn't mean Parents weren't involved; they were. They just weren't over-involved! Kids raised with their parents doing everything for them, then 'grow up' and want their government to do the same thing. I think we all know where that road leads. America's Corporations desperately need the developing titans, like the ones that fought and won two World Wars, created the powerful multi-national corporations, and wrote the great books of the 20th century. The chain connecting boyhood to manhood is now broken. Let me take you back to find the missing link. Revisit with me the Playground of my childhood, and share with me the pure joy and magic of my 8 years of 'Free-Play.' It's not too late to recapture that magic for our children, but we have to act and we have to act soon. Kurt Philip Behm Website: http://www.authorhouse.com/Bookstore/ItemDetail.aspx?bookid=54309 Available: Amazon, B&N, Borders, Most Independents, Author House
Author: Dave Potter
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Release Date: 2003-10-04
Genre: Sports & Recreation
Produced by PLAYLINK, a registered charity which assists local communities to create adventure playgrounds for children. Established in 1962, PLAYLINK is recognised as the national authority on good practice for play provision of this type. This essential handbook draws on PLAYLINK's 35 years experience with adventure playgrounds, introduces recent changes to legislation and gives guidance on the interpretation of legal responsibilities. It is intende for all those working as play officers, playworkers, playground designers or consultants in supervised play provision, legal advisers and regulatory authorities. It will also be of interst to anyone involved in leisure and recreation management and the design and construction of sports facilities.
Author: Ian J. Bartley
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Release Date: 2013-04-09
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
I was inspired to write this book due to the things that I have witness over the years with in my self and others that have been a concern with the high rate of drop out amongst Ministers, Christian workers and Compassion workers in the church. In doing this paper I have sort to research and explore what burnout is and the impact it is having on all professions and work situations. In this paper I will access a number of resources that are centred on workplace stress and burnout with in curtain professions. As a pastor myself and working with many other pastors I have discovered that the majority of them are burnt out and are not even aware that they are burnt out. These church leaders are from nearly all denominations as well as my own.
For those of you considering the purchase of this book allow me at the very first to acknowledge that I am not a theologian, a pastor or a teacher ordained to the ministry of the Gospel by any organized religious group. The pages within the covers are not written to extol or acclaim the need for or value of religion. You will find many reasons presented that cause me to see and know the opposite is true. In my Introduction I call this manuscript "A Book of Warning." There is a tremendous movement in the world to unite all faiths into a common religion that can be accepted by everyone. Hidden behind the words and actions of more than a few politicians and many religious leaders is the ominous promotion of what the media has called a "One World Religion." Political and financial leaders around the world, many who prefer to remain in deep cover, are proclaiming that for the world to become more stable we must have a "New One World Government." They realize that for this system of government to work there must be some form of common agreement, therefore they are preparing the way for the false prophet. The world we live in which I have called "The Devil's Playground," is changing at a pace previously unimaginable. In this documented commentary I hope to alert the readers to not only why and how, but introduce them to the only hope of escape from the coming storm. In the extremely imminent future, all the things that those captive in the playground have put their trust and confidence in will suddenly evaporate like a mirage. I pray that readers of this book may find the directions for their escape.
Author: James Mason Jr.
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Release Date: 2012-03-30
I am for peace: but when I speak, they are for war. Psalm 120:7 And there was war in heaven: Michael and his angels fought against the dragon; and the dragon fought and his angels, and prevailed not; neither was their place found any more in heaven. And the great dragon was cast out, that old serpent, called the Devil, and Satan, which deceiveth the whole world: he was cast out into the earth, and his angels were cast out with him. Revelation 12:79
Thirteen-year-old Butterball doesn't have much going for him. He's teased mercilessly about his weight. He hates the Long Island suburb his mom moved them to and wishes he still lived with his dad in the city. And now he's stuck talking to a totally out-of-touch therapist named Liz. Liz tries to uncover what happened that day on the playground - a day that landed one kid in the hospital and Butterball in detention. Butterball refuses to let her in on the truth, and while he evades her questions, he takes readers on a journey through the moments that made him into the playground bully he is today. This devastating yet ultimately redemptive story is told in voice-driven prose and accented with drawings and photographs, making it a natural successor to The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. Loosely inspired by 50 Cent's own adolescence, and written with his fourteen-year-old son in mind, Playground is sure to captivate wide attention - and spark intense discussion.
It is important for anybody involved in sport and physical recreation to be aware of the legal context in which their activity takes place, to develop an understanding of their legal responsibilities and to know what might happen if something goes wrong. Sport, Physical Recreation and the Law is the first textbook on this difficult subject for students and practitioners in sport and physical recreation. Covering a wide range of legal principles and cases, this textbook introduces the reader to legal systems, terminology, databases and the use of case law. Designed to encourage analysis, reflection and the application of examples and ideas from the reader’s own experience, the book clearly and comprehensively explains key topics such as: socio-legal aspects of sports violence and criminal liability negligence and defences against negligence manslaughter by individuals and organizations in sport principles of natural justice, disciplinary tribunals and doping discrimination, harassment and child protection risk management, statutory duties, and breaches of health and safety criminal liability – recognized sports, hazing, and cage fighting. Including over 300 exercises, hypothetical scenarios, investigative tasks and seminar activities, this book is an essential course text for all students of sport, recreation and the law, and an invaluable reference for coaches, physical education teachers and those who play, lead or organize sport and physical recreation.
Most students lack any form of discipline or restraint in the classroom. Parents condone their childrens behavior. School administrators exhibit a god complex, and school police officers are caught in between the web of school politics that often interferes in enforcing the law equally to all. Today, students adverse behavior in the classroom no longer constitutes a delinquent conduct as per classroom discipline management rules, but rather, an act that has manifests itself into a criminal offense. Students are empowered to act bad when their own parents themselves refuse to correct their childrens maladaptive behavior by blaming others for their short comings. And this problem is further exasperated by school administrators who either use a strong arm tactic to curtail the problem or a too soft a hand to make an impression to get a child to exhibit positive behavior in the classroom. School administrators have a God complex where they walk around their campus expecting everyone, including school police officers, to do their biting. School administrators try to instill their own brand of justice by picking and choosing which students are to be charged with a criminal offense while others are allowed to continue their maladaptive behaviors. School police officers find themselves in a very precarious situation where they must wear different hats to address different issues that arise in the classroom. School police officers are like band-aides that are place on a wound, it is a cure all fix all approach to making problems go away, unfortunately, when dealing with the school community school police officers, and law enforcement in general, cannot use a band-aide to make things better as police work in a school setting is a web of complex issues that fosters misunderstanding among members of the school and law enforcement communities.