This book gives us an in-depth look at what is happening in diverse classrooms in Canada, and how teachers are making a difference in their students’ lives. More than 30 powerful vignettes take us into the hearts and minds of exemplary educators, as they share their values, convictions, wisdom and knowledge in the classroom and beyond. You will not soon forget the stories found in Teachers at Their Best. Truly refreshing in scope, and inspirational to anyone who is an educator, student or parent committed to diversity in Canada. Cet ouvrage offre au lecteur une perspective nouvelle sur le climat social et humain dans les salles de classe au Canada. Il permet surtout d’évaluer comment les enseignants peuvent être des agents de changement dans la vie de leurs élèves. Sous forme de vignettes, plus poignantes les unes que les autres, l’auteur nous offre des extraits d’entrevues accordées par des enseignants tout aussi inspirants, eu égard à la responsabilité qui leur incombe en tant qu’éducateurs de nos jeunes, qu’inspirés dans leurs actions par leurs valeurs personnelles, leurs convictions intimes, leur sagesse et leurs connaissances. On ne saurait passer sous silence ces histoires de vie, partagées comme des confidences, certes modestes, mais combien rafraîchissantes par leur sincérité. Ces confidences sont le reflet incontestable du dévouement des enseignants qui les ont partagées, et ce pour le plus grand plaisir de ceux et celles qui oeuvrent au sein d’une société pluraliste comme le Canada.
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- Auteur:Valle, GinaSommaire:
- Auteur:Ferguson, KatyaSommaire:
Designed to help teachers in early years classrooms use The Seven Teachings Stories series, by Katherena Vermette, this guide provides the framework and key ideas educators need to become participants in a culturally responsive classroom community and to deepen their understanding of the Seven Teachings. With these stories, educators can create a space to discuss diverse perspectives, experiences, and traditions with young readers, and to foster a deeper understanding of ourselves as human beings and of our relationships with others.
- Auteur:Vermette, KatherenaSommaire:
Teacher's Guide for Powwow Counting in Cree gives you engaging activities that take a deeper look at each illustration in the book, Powwow Counting in Cree. In this resource you will find. background information that addresses specific topics related to Cree culture and language. detailed, easy-to-follow lesson plans for social studies, language arts, mathematics, and other content areas. additional sources of information about Cree language and culture. and much more.
- Auteur:Ferguson, KatyaSommaire:
This teacher's guide is designed to help classroom teachers use the graphic novel series, Tales From Big Spirit, by David Alexander Robertson. The guide provides detailed lessons that meet a wide range of language arts and social studies goals, integrate Indigenous perspectives, and make curricular content more accessible to diverse learners.
Gynecology has always been a surgical specialty, yet the breadth and complexity of gynecologic surgery continues to expand. Telinde's Atlas of Gynecologic Surgery helps both the gynecologist in training and those already in practice to master this field. The text provides clear and detailed, step-by-step descriptions involved in performing techniques. Each prose is accompanied by meticulous, colorized drawings to maximize the surgeons' understanding of the technique. Included with the text, is access to an online site. The online site provides fully searchable text and narrated videos from most chapters to demonstrate the techniques anytime, anywhere. While specialists perform many of the procedures included in this text each year, in general practices these procedures are done relatively infrequently and consequently, these surgeons look for means to refresh their memories prior to performing them. This text will also serve as a treasured resource for new surgeons and residents who are just incorporating these procedures into their surgical repertoire.
- Auteur:Nelson, DeanSommaire:
To many journalists, the perfect interview seems more like luck than skill, but it's actually the result of careful planning and good habits. Let Dean Nelson show you how to nail it every time.
- Auteur:Sutton, NigelSommaire:
Tai Chi Chuan: Form to Function is a detailed manual for the study of the martial techniques of tai chi chuan. It takes up where author Nigel Sutton's earlier title, Applied Tai Chi Chuan , left off, by setting out step-by-step the training exercises necessary for the mastery of tai chi chuan as a true combative art. Sutton outlines a well-defined program designed to lead to understanding and mastery of the useful self-defense techniques. Some of the tai chi techniques explained include beginning basic execution of hand patterns, complex exercises, training with partners in predetermined push-hands routines, and freestyle push hands sparring.
- Auteur:Cho, Sihak HenrySommaire:
"Clearly written, easily understood...one of the most significant contributions to the art of foot-and -fist fighting."-The Japan Times Tae Kwon Do is a fighting art which employs almost all parts of the body in offensive and defensive moves. The techniques consist of many individual moves which are practiced as individual units and joined together for maximum efficiency in free fighting. These practice units are: basic drill in stances, kicking, punching, striking, blocking, combinations of these moves in formal patterns, prearranged attacks and counterattacks, stepping and shifting, etc. The combination of all of these units results in skill at Tae Kwon Do, which is demonstrated in free fighting. Some of the moves are directly applicable to free fighting while the others develop basic speed and coordination. In Tae Kwon Do guide, illustrated with nearly 1,000 photographs, the author explains when, where, why, and how to best apply the deadly techniques of Tae Kwon Do. This martial arts training book gives pinpoint explanations of the advantages and disadvantages of each move, analyzing them step by step from offensive, defensive, and counterattacking perspectives. The techniques presented are applicable to any martial arts system.
- Auteur:Reinhold, ArnoldSommaire:
The number of Mac users continues to increase significantly each year. If you are one of those people and are eager but also anxious about making the switch, then fear not! This friendly guide skips the jargon to deliver you an easy-to-read, understandable introduction to the Macintosh computer. Computer guru Arnold Reinhold walks you through the Mac OS, user interface, and icons. You'll learn how to set up your Mac, move your files from your PC to your Mac, switch applications, get your Mac online, network your Mac, secure your Mac, work with the iLife suite, troubleshoot common problems, and more. * Dives in to helping you make the switch from PC to Mac as smooth and effortless as possible * Walks you through the latest features of Mac OS X Lion to help you take advantage of all the cool things your Mac can do that you might not know about * Offers clear instructions for working with the iLife applications, running Windows on your Mac via Boot Camp, networking your Mac, and switching your family or your business to a Mac * Shares essential advice for troubleshooting common problems and provides easy tips for keeping your Mac happy Switching to a Mac For Dummies, Mac OS X Lion Edition is all you need to switch to a Mac and never look back!
- Auteur:Reinhold, ArnoldSommaire:
Thinking of making the switch from your PC to a Mac? Congratulations! You’re in for a great, virus-free ride. And Switching to a Mac For Dummies makes it smoother than you ever imagined. From buying the Mac that’s right for you to transferring your files to breaking your old Windows habits and learning to do things the (much easier) Mac way, it makes the whole process practically effortless. Whether you’ve been using Windows XP, Vista, or even Linux, you’ll find simple, straightforward ways to make your transition go smoothly. That will leave you plenty of time to get familiar with Mac’s prodigious and dynamic OS X capabilities. You’ll also connect with iLife, Mac’s amazing integrated software suite that lets you turn your computer into a powerful media center—not just for listening and watching, but for creating music, video, and much more. Discover how to: * Decide whether the switch to Mac is right for you * Choose the Mac that will change your life * Keep and reuse elements of your old setup * Go online with your Mac * Connect to your home network—even that old PC * Go media crazy with iTunes, iPhoto and more * Take advantage of Mac’s business capabilities Complete with handy cheat sheet of common Mac short cuts and commands as well as a glossary of Mac world lingo, Switching to a Mac For Dummies ensures that your switch will be the smartest thing you ever do.
- Auteur:Bassal, OmarSommaire:
Want to know the strategies of successful swing trading? This friendly guide covers the ins and outs of this risky but profitable investing approach, explaining all the basics in plain English. You'll see how to use the two investment approaches—technical and fundamental analysis—to identify promising securities in strongly trending markets. In addition, this guide covers how to calculate investment returns and, most important, how to manage your portfolio's risk. * Learn from a highly experienced trader, analyst, and portfolio manager - the author shares his insider knowledge * Understand often overlooked topics such as money management, journal keeping, and strategy planning - key areas that will largely determine your success * Focus on the fundamentals - often overlooked by swing traders, fundamental analysis can increase your chance of success * Determine your entry and exit points with technical analysis—read charts, apply indicators, and compare markets * Evaluate companies with fundamental analysis - grasp the basics of financial statements and the criteria to screen for undervalued or overvalued stocks * Develop and implement your trading plan—outline what you trade and how often, decide your risk tolerance, and calculate your performance Open the book and find: * The differences among swing trading, day trading, and buy-and-hold investing * The pros and cons of technical and fundamental analysis * A step-by-step anatomy of a trade * A wealth of charts and screenshots * Real-world examples of swing trading successes * The 10 deadly sins of swing trading - avoid at all costs! * Sample trading plans * Useful resources for navigating data
- Auteur:Dogs, Redhound for.Sommaire:
What are all of the fashionable pups wearing this year' Hand-knit sweaters, of course! Knitting is a trendy hobby, and what's cuter than a dog in a sweater' Cable-knit, ribbed, raglan, chunky, turtleneck-you name it, and Redhound for Dogs has a pattern for it. You'll love the fifteen knitting projects-fourteen sweaters and one blanket-ranked from "one paw" for a straightforward pattern to "three paws" for more complicated projects, as well as stunning photographs of adorable canine models. Inside Sweaters for Dogs: -Step-by-step instructions, helpful diagrams, and special notes from the author for each project -Materials lists, yarn suggestions, and project guidelines based on the dog's size -Beautiful color photographs of the author's canine friends, showcasing the finished products -A guide to the abbreviations used throughout the book -Illustrated instructions on how to properly measure your dog -Fun "Fact Files" about each of the featured dogs
- Auteur:Duss, Martena, Holleis, SissiSommaire:
Sweat Shop Paris brings the namesake Paris Sweat Shop founded by Martena Duss and Sissi Holleis to North America with more than 50 D.I.Y. fashion and home projects, including instructions and more than 200 helpful, inspiring full-color photographs. The first "cafe couture" sewing shop in Paris, the Sweat Shop was named to highlight the questionable nature in which store-bought clothing is sometimes made. Instead of rewarding dubious labor practices, the Sweat Shop and Sweat Shop Paris inspire crafters to make something unique with their own sweat equity and creativity. Crafters meet at the cafe and share ideas while renting equipment by the hour. In addition, classes teach novices how to sew, knit, crochet and much more. Translating the Sweat Shop experience into book form, Sweat Shop Paris features experts in the Parisian fashion industry as they offer "master classes" to share their secrets and techniques. With help from experts such as Madame Vava Dudu, who creates looks for Lady Gaga, and fashion stylist Sonia Rykiel, crafters of every skill level will learn how to mend a seam, make a dress from a pattern and design and create something from scratch inside Sweat Shop Paris. Additionally, the book includes recipes for cafe fare, Duss and Holleis's Paris picks and a French and English glossary. Bring Paris's couturiers home, learn secrets from the pros and rediscover the joy of handmade, homemade fashion with Sweat Shop Paris.
- Auteur:Dell, Owen E.Sommaire:
Sustainable Landscaping For Dummies provides hands-on, how-to instruction for realizing the benefits of a sustainable landscape, from selecting sustainable hardscape materials to installing a rain-water catchment system to choosing native plants.
- Auteur:Brown, WendySommaire:
Based on the premise that we have 21 days before we lose our modern conveniences, Surviving the Apocalypse in the Suburbs is packed with practical solutions for becoming more self-reliant and transitioning to a lower energy lifestyle. From shelter to livestock to transportation to tools, this is the ultimate guide to simplifying your lifestyle while reducing your dependence on oil.
Surgical Exposures in Foot and Ankle: The Anatomic Approach demonstrates the surgical approaches used in foot and ankle surgery by orthopaedic surgeons and podiatrists. This reference contains material covering the foot and ankle from the bestselling Surgical Exposures in Orthopaedics. Thirty-five new approaches have been added covering the ankle, the hindfoot, the mid-foot and the forefoot. Each chapter details the techniques and pitfalls of a surgical approach, gives a clear preview of anatomic landmarks and incisions and highlights potential dangers of superficial and deep dissection. The approach section concludes with a description of how to enlarge the approach. After the presentation of the approach there is a section on the anatomy of each approach that covers the regional anatomy encountered during the approach. Featuring over 200 full-color illustrations, this atlas provides a surgeon's-eye view of the relevant anatomy.
- Auteur:Agin, Brent, Jegtvig, ShereenSommaire:
Want to eat healthier, lose weight and fight off disease? You can do it with superfoods! This friendly guide explains everything you need to know — why you need superfoods, the science behind them and how to prepare and enjoy them. From bananas and carrots to oatmeal and salmon, you'll gain a healthy attitude toward eating right! * Get the skinny on superfoods — know the basics of a balanced, nutritional diet and why superfoods are so powerful * Take a closer look — examine the unique properties of superfoods and the best ways to store and prepare them * Explore exotic flavors — discover Asia's goji berries, Mexico's chia, Indonesia's mangosteen and other unusual superfoods * Launch your superfoods lifestyle — plan healthy meals you and your family will enjoy Open the book and find: * A nuts-and-bolts breakdown of each superfood * Ways to incorporate superfoods into your everyday diet * Tips for saving money on superfoods * The healthiest cooking methods * More than 50 easy-to-prepare, tasty recipes — from breakfast to dessert * The top dietary supplements * How to grow your own superfoods garden
- Auteur:LEAD ProjectSommaire:
Scratch is the wildly popular educational programming language used by millions of first-time learners in classrooms, libraries, and homes worldwide. By dragging together colorful blocks of code, kids quickly learn computer programming concepts and make cool games and animations.In Super Scratch Programming Adventure!, kids learn programming fundamentals as they make their very own playable video games. They'll create projects inspired by classic arcade games that can be programmed (and played!) in an afternoon. The book's patient, step-by-step explanations of the code and fun programming challenges will have kids creating their own games in no time.This full-color comic book makes programming concepts like flow control, subroutines, and data types effortless to absorb. Packed with ideas for games that kids will be proud to show off, Super Scratch Programming Adventure! is the perfect first step for the budding programmer
- Auteur:Miller, JoshSommaire:
"Stuck! is a practical guide based on years of industry experience that helps screenwriters understand the core of their story and how to bring it alive on the page. Through analysis and description of the elements of screenwriting craft--supported by examples from classic and modern films--both emerging and experienced screenwriters will be able to identify the spine of their narrative and decide what to keep and what to discard as they get themselves unstuck once again."--
- Auteur:Jones, Andrew ZimmermanSommaire:
Learn to: * The basic concepts of this controversial theory * How string theory builds on physics concepts * The different viewpoints in the field * String theory's physical implications Your plain-English guide to this complex scientific theory String theory is one of the most complicated sciences being explored today. Not to worry though! This informative guide clearly explains the basics of this hot topic, discusses the theory's explores its curious implications. It also presents the critical viewpoints in opposition to string theory so you can draw your own conclusions. * Understand the "theory of everything"—grasp the key concepts and importance of the theory, and learn why scientists are so excited about finding a theory of quantum gravity * It all comes down to physics—discover how string theory is built upon the major scientific developments of the early 20th century * Building the theory—trace the creation and development of string theory, discover its predictions, and see whether accurate conclusions can be made * Take string theory for a spin—explore the core issue of extra dimensions, the implications for cosmology, and how string theory could explain certain properties of our universe * Boldly go where no one has gone—see what string theory has to say about possible parallel universes, the origin and fate of our universe, and the potential for time travel * Hear from the critics—listen in on the heated debates about string theory and weigh the alternatives being offered Open the book and find: * The questions string theory attempts to answer * Easy-to-follow examples * Explanations of Einstein's theory of relativity, quantum theory and particle physics * The successes and failures of string theory * Fascinating bits of string theory including strings and branes * Ways that string theory can be tested *Discussions of loop quantum gravity and other possible alternative theories of gravity * How the theory may relate to cosmic mysteries, from the origin of matter to black holes