Author: Louis Sachar
Publisher: A&C Black
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Armpit and X-Ray are living in Austin, Texas. It is three years since they left the confines of Camp Green Lake Detention Centre and Armpit is taking small steps to turn his life around. He is working for a landscape gardener because he is good at digging holes, he is going to school and he is enjoying his first proper romance, but is he going to be able to stay out of trouble when there is so much building up against him? In this exciting novel, Armpit is joined by many vibrant new characters, and is learning what it takes to stay on course, and that doing the right thing is never the wrong choice.
Author: Louis Sachar
Category: African Americans
Nach seiner Entlassung aus der Besserungsanstalt Green Lake müht sich Theodore, sein Leben in kleinen Schritten auf die richtige Bahn zu bringen. Jedoch die Verlockungen, schnelles Geld zu verdienen, sind gross. Ab 13.
The Year I Got Polio
Author: Peg Kehret
Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
In a riveting story of courage and hope, Peg Kehret writes about months spent in a hospital when she was twelve, first struggling to survive a severe case of polio, then slowly learning to walk again.
die Geheimnisse von Green Lake ; Roman
Author: Louis Sachar
Publisher: Beltz & Gelberg
Category: Children's stories
As further evidence of his family's bad fortune which they attribute to a curse on a distant relative, Stanley Yelnats is sent to a hellish correctional camp in the Texas desert where he finds his first real friend, a treasure, and a new sense of himself.
The Extraordinary Moments of an Ordinary Life
Author: Phyllis Reed
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
What is a sacred moment? Is it a big, sudden change in the direction of your life or your physical or mental state? Or is it a moment in which you understood your fears or made a choice to let something go? We may find our lives full of fear, hurt, or pain of loss, and even though these daily experiences have not caused major earthquakes or volcanic eruptions around the world, it is in these moments of our daily lives that we must look for our answers. In Small Steps, Huge Changes: The Extraordinary Moments of an Ordinary Life, writer Phyllis Reed shows us how it is possible to discover healing and joy by choosing to take just one small, courageous step. Through reflections, remembrances, poems, and vignettes, Reed tracks her own small steps through realms as varied as love, parenthood, loneliness, fear, and connecting to places, other people, and holy presence. Each true story, told in Reed’s conversational, nurturing tone, is a tribute to those who have found ways to live happily and healthily after great difficulties—to see the extraordinary in their everyday experiences. Taken as a whole, these moments of rising and falling, of joy and defeat, become our sacred lives. Our sacred moments are our greatest gifts, and the choice is ours to step forward and accept and learn from them.
Eight Essential Practices for Transforming Schools Through Mathematics
Author: Chris Confer,Marco Ramirez,Steven Leinwand
Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers
During the past two decades, Chris Confer and Marco Ramirez have worked to deepen and improve mathematics instruction at schools around the country. The authors identify eight tested principles that transform what can be an overwhelming process into a set of comprehensible and concrete steps. Each phase of the change process is brought to life through the stories and perspectives of teachers, coaches, and principals. --from publisher description.
Author: Eric R. Inouye
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Small Steps - Long Journey, is an autobiography novel that depicts my struggle to survive a nine-week coma and overcome the dependency of others. In August 1985, a drunk driver torpedoed through his red light and blasted into my smaller mini truck. Instantly, i fell comatose for nine weeks, but the real story is in my tenacity to overcome obstacles in my life that were not there before. As an athlete through school, I succumbed to a life far different than the playing field. Faced with difficulties that were taken for granted, suddenly my world became a battlefield just to survive. I take the reader on a voyage into the unknown disabled community, where I candidly express my emotions. The accident left me vulnerable, which allowed my father in close. We were both too stubborn to show weakness and that kept us apart. My hopes are to share my story and inspire those who are injured everyday, whether it is doctors & nurses or families & friends of those who recewive care. I take the reader on ajourney where hopefully you can find comfort in one persons survival.
The First 100 Pounds You Gotta Think Right
Author: Keith “Temple” Trotter
Publisher: Morgan James Publishing
Category: Health & Fitness
If you are looking for the right inspiration to help you stay focused on becoming healthy and living a vibrant life you need to read 100 small steps. This guide teaches you how to find why you need to be healthy and how to live that out by helping you create the tools we all need to have healthy habits.
Author: Pandu H. Van Dijk,Prakash C. Das
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
Category: Social Science
The projects described in this fascinating book are not just sticking plasters for an injured world. Small Steps is full of practical, realistic responses to the needs of others, and seeing how other people have tackled them will be of great assistance to those wishing to become involved in this area.
Author: Hilary Craig
Category: Family & Relationships
Each one of us learns in a different way. Traditional teaching approaches don't always suit the variety of different ways people learn-a conflict that can damage confidence and sometimes lead to failure. The key question that faces parents and teachers is how to help those who learn differently find long term success. In Small Steps, Big Differences: A Toolkit for Parents of Children Who Fall through the Cracks, author Hilary Craig challenges this question and offers parents strategies to help. The resources provided within this toolkit are framed around the core belief that all children can make progress, even if traditional learning and teaching methods in the classroom are inadequate for the way they learn. This toolkit provides support to those parents who recognize the unique abilities and talents in their children and who want practical tools to enable them to learn and succeed. Hilary Craig's experience, insight and strategies for helping children learn effectively, provide a valuable resource to accompany classroom learning. In this toolkit, she also addresses the four essential skills for effective learning: memory, listening, attention, and social skills; and strategies to develop each of these, with the final goal to build confidence. Small Steps, Big Differences is an invaluable resource for parents to help their children increase their chances for learning success.
Using Games and Activities to Help Your Pre-School Child with Special Needs Second Edition
Author: Sarah Newman
Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers
Category: Family & Relationships
Praise for the First Edition: 'A warm feeling of positive reassurance and guidance runs throughout the book. [It] offers practical and emotional help, not only to a child's family, but equally to health and educational workers starting out within this field. This book should have a prominent place in every toy and leisure library as well as within childcare agencies.' - Play Matters 'This very useful and readable book provides a wealth of resource ideas to support parents of young children with special needs.' - Downs Syndrome Association (UK) 'This is a very practical book, full of common sense and simple ideas. Although intended for parents this book will also be an invaluable resource for anyone working with children with special needs.' - Let's Play When young children are diagnosed with conditions such as Down Syndrome, autism or other forms of developmental delay, there is much that parents can do to help. This new edition of the award-winning Small Steps Forward includes up-to-date research and practice, providing parents and carers with the information they need and a host of ideas to encourage their child's development. The games and activities use toys and materials which most children will already have, and involve no special preparation. They are also fun to play. Sarah Newman divides skills into six areas - cognitive, linguistic, physical, sensory, social and emotional - for convenient reference. She deals with general issues, such as behaviour management, toilet-training and sleep management, which may be encountered by parents of children with any form of disability - physical, learning or sensory. She also provides an outline of child development so that parents can place their child's progress in context, and gives practical advice on coping with stress of having a child with special needs. This book is an essential guide for parents of young children with developmental disabilities and will also be invaluable to anyone who works with children with special needs.
Author: Glenn Murphy
Publisher: Templar Books
Category: Environmental protection
Printed on forest friendly paper, this timely book is packed with statistics and suggestions of practical things that children can do to make a real difference to the environment.
A Collection of Thoughtful Devotions
Author: Tim McConnell
Publisher: Xlibris Corporation
In an earnest attempt to spread spiritual inspiration and growth, Reverend Tim McConnell pens an enriching collection of thoughtful devotions that will move your heart, stir your thoughts, and direct you to Gods chosen path for you. A compilation of short yet profound articles that have already been published in local weekly newspapers, Small Steps On A Long Journey contains more than more than three hundred-fifty pages of hope, joy, courage, enlightenment, faith, triumph amid difficulty, and much more. Touching on some of societys most sensitive topics, this anthology also captivates readers with deep thoughts and moving insights about daily human encounters and lifes biggest questions. Tim has attempted to incorporate into these writings the use of common events, themes, and everyday living along side the necessity of living a holy life.
Small Steps to an Energetic Life
Author: Michelle Cederberg
Publisher: Sentient Publications
Category: Health & Fitness
Your inspirational guidebook to get back to energy, health, and a recharged life. Whether you're a busy executive or mom, or whether you're tired, retired, or uninspired, you will benefit from the information in this change-provoking book. It provides bite-sized advice to help you prioritize essential, energy-creating self-care practices you didn't think you had time for. Learn the importance of a healthy lifestyle, stress management, and leisure time, and how to find success through small steps.
Converting Non-Readers Into Readers
Author: Hozefa A Bhinderwala
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
This book intends to motivate non-regular readers to overcome previously held inhibitionsabout reading and not let past experiences keep them away from the gift of reading. There is a deliberate attempt at illustrating the book with plenty of illustrations to tempt word-phobic readers. It helps simplify the reading process and urges the reader through simple techniques to approach reading in a manner that enhances comprehension. This entails giving up some deeply entrenched old habits that are counterproductive and equipping ourselves with better skills. To achieve this, beyond just tips, the book also provides physical tools that help the reader overcome old habits like regression, lack of preview, subvocalizing, slow reading, and self-doubt. It also helps the reader to rise above the bare minimum reading limited to their subject and become flexible readers capable of changing gears when required. The benefits of being well read and being able to fight guilt are also highlighted with the intention that having completed this book urges the non- regular reader to continue in their quest of more fulfilling reading. This book intends to help people acquire an altered approach to reading so that parents and significant caretakers in the lives of young learners do not inadvertently demotivate budding readers. An investment of 100 minutes of your time could make a positive change in how you read and what you do hereafter.
Report of the Committee on Financial Sector Reforms
Author: India. Committee on Financial Sector Reforms
Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd
Category: Business & Economics
While previous reports have focused solely on the big issues like capital account convertibility, bank privatization, and priority sector norms, A Hundred Small Steps: Report of the Committee on Financial Sector Reforms goes deep into other areas where reforms are less controversial, but perhaps as important. The report argues that we need a change in mindset for the financial sector, one that recognizes that efficiency, innovation, and value for money are as important for the poor as they are for our new Indian multinationals, and these will come from improved governance, new entry and competition. Indeed the Committee believes that the road to making Mumbai an international financial centre runs through every village in India. The report is divided into separate self-contained chapters; the underlying theme behind all the proposals is the need to enhance inclusion, growth, and stability by allowing players more freedom, even while strengthening the financial and regulatory infrastructure. The role of the government is to create an enabling environment by building sound financial infrastructure. The Committee has focused primarily on broad principles and directions, without entering too much into details of implementation. It emphasizes three important reasons for financial sector reform: to include more Indians in the growth process; to foster growth itself; and to improve financial stability, flexibility, and resilience and thus protect the economy against the kind of turbulence that is affecting the world today. The Committee recognizes this is a difficult time to propose financial sector reforms in India. The near meltdown of the US financial sector seems to be proof that markets and competition do not work. This is clearly the wrong lesson to take from the debacle. The right lesson is that markets and institutions do succumb occasionally to excesses, which is why regulators have to be vigilant. The report argues for skilled regulators who encourage growth and innovation even while working harder to contain risks.
How to Lead For and With Creativity
Author: Ronald A. Beghetto
Publisher: Corwin Press
Don’t sink your school’s creativity— encourage it to set sail! In this book, educational leaders will find the definitive resource for fostering schoolwide creativity. Introducing a groundbreaking framework known as the Small Steps Approach to Instructional Leadership (SAIL), Ronald A. Beghetto shows the way to amazing improvements through small adjustments. Content includes: "Creative leader checklists” summarizing actionable points in each chapter The keys to removing the most difficult creative barriers How to sit with uncertainty instead of letting it derail innovation efforts When to “flow like water”, and when to “stand like a mountain” as you re-focus your school towards creativity
Small Steps for a Better World
Author: Mae Elise Cannon
Publisher: InterVarsity Press
2010 Outreach Magazine Resource of the Year award winner: justice category Every day we are confronted by challenging societal problems, from poverty and institutional racism to AIDS and homelessness. It can all seem so overwhelming. But while none of us can do everything, all of us can do something. This handbook will help you discover what you can do. Mae Elise Cannon provides a comprehensive resource for Christians like you who are committed to social justice. She presents biblical rationale for justice and explains a variety of Christian approaches to doing justice. Tracing the history of Christians in social engagement, she lifts out role models and examples from the Great Awakenings to the civil rights movement. A wide-ranging catalog of topics and issues give background info about justice issues at home and abroad, such as sex trafficking domestic violence living wage initiatives debt relief environmental stewardship bioethics and much, much more This handbook includes dozens of practical exercises for taking action, as well as profiles of key figures and movements like William Wilberforce, the Salvation Army and Bono, highlighting how Christians and churches can make a difference. Also included are spiritual practices and resources to help us move from immobility to advocacy. God has always worked through his people to accomplish improbable tasks, and he can use you too. This handbook will be an essential companion for living justly, loving mercy and walking humbly with your God.
Author: Henry Tedeschi
As a common theme of the twenty-five short stories of Small Steps, lives are seen as being determined by these small steps. The collection encompasses happenings in different places and times, ranging from early nineteenth century Italy or America to contemporary accounts either in America or South America. Several present the many facets of love. In some cases, unusual responses of a man or a woman are guided by unexpected expressions of love.For example, a disturbed Viet Nam veteran after witnessing the birth of a girl becomes a hidden, one-man protection squad while she is growing up. He saves her from a number of situations including a kidnapping and possible murder. In another story, a girl is being trained as a trickster by her grandfather. In trying to con a young man she falls in love with him.Many other yarns have different twists and turns. Six are mystery/adventure stories having surprising denouements.