Small Steps

Author: Louis Sachar

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1408818051

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 272

View: 3595

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.

Small Steps

The Year I Got Polio

Author: Peg Kehret

Publisher: Albert Whitman & Company

ISBN: 0807574600

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 184

View: 4474

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.

Kleine Schritte

Author: Louis Sachar

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783827051226

Category: African Americans

Page: 255

View: 5048

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.

Small Steps, Long Journey

Author: Eric R. Inouye

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1465316485

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 128

View: 8402

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.

Small Steps, Big Changes

Eight Essential Practices for Transforming Schools Through Mathematics

Author: Chris Confer,Marco Ramirez,Steven Leinwand

Publisher: Stenhouse Publishers

ISBN: 1571108130

Category: Education

Page: 146

View: 7713

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.

Small Steps on a Long Journey

A Collection of Thoughtful Devotions

Author: Tim McConnell

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 9781453529638

Category: Religion

Page: 398

View: 2505

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.

100 Small Steps

The First 100 Pounds You Gotta Think Right

Author: Keith “Temple” Trotter

Publisher: Morgan James Publishing

ISBN: 1630471801

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 146

View: 6894

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.

Small Steps, Big Differences

A Toolkit for Parents of Children Who Fall through the Cracks

Author: Hilary Craig

Publisher: Partridge Publishing Singapore

ISBN: 1482891476

Category: Education

Page: 164

View: 3903

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.

Small Steps

Author: Pandu H. Van Dijk,Prakash C. Das

Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 178306434X

Category: Social Science

Page: 160

View: 3510

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.

Small Steps Forward

Using Games and Activities to Help Your Pre-school Child with Special Needs

Author: Sarah Newman

Publisher: Dearborn Trade Publishing

ISBN: 9781853026430

Category: Education

Page: 256

View: 1843

British Medical Association Popular Medicine book of the Year 2000

Small Steps

Author: Glenn Murphy

Publisher: Templar Books

ISBN: 9781840113631

Category: Environmental protection

Page: 95

View: 7438

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.

Energy Now!

Small Steps to an Energetic Life

Author: Michelle Cederberg

Publisher: Sentient Publications

ISBN: 1591811775

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 238

View: 8559

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.

Small Steps To Big Reading

Converting Non-Readers Into Readers

Author: Hozefa A Bhinderwala

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 938614137X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 118

View: 935

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.

A Hundred Small Steps

Report of the Committee on Financial Sector Reforms

Author: India. Committee on Financial Sector Reforms

Publisher: SAGE Publications Ltd

ISBN: 817829950X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 192

View: 4521

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.

Social Justice Handbook

Small Steps for a Better World

Author: Mae Elise Cannon

Publisher: InterVarsity Press

ISBN: 0830878726

Category: Religion

Page: 306

View: 538

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.

Big Wins, Small Steps

How to Lead For and With Creativity

Author: Ronald A. Beghetto

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1506343058

Category: Education

Page: 160

View: 4620

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

The Israelis and Palestinians

Small Steps to Peace

Author: Ted Gottfried

Publisher: Lerner Publications

ISBN: 9780761318590

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 6732

Examines the latest developments in the peace process between Israel and the displaced Palestinians led by Yasir Arafat.

Small Steps

Short Stories

Author: Henry Tedeschi

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 059540099X

Category: Fiction

Page: 212

View: 636

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.