Reading With Patrick

Author: Michelle Kuo
Publisher: Pan Macmillan
ISBN: 1447286065
Size: 29.78 MB
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As a young English teacher keen to make a difference in the world, Michelle Kuo took a job at a tough school in the Mississippi Delta, sharing books and poetry with a young African-American teenager named Patrick and his classmates. For the first time, these kids began to engage with ideas and dreams beyond their small town, and to gain an insight into themselves that they had never had before. Two years later, Michelle left to go to law school; but Patrick began to lose his way, ending up jailed for murder. And that’s when Michelle decided that her work was not done, and began to visit Patrick once a week, and soon every day, to read with him again. Reading with Patrick is an inspirational story of friendship, a coming-of-age story for both a young teacher and a student, an expansive, deeply resonant meditation on education, race and justice, and a love letter to literature and its power to transcend social barriers.

How To Live Forever

Author: Marc Freedman
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1541767799
Size: 72.37 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
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The secret to happiness, longevity, and living on is through mentoring the next generation In How to Live Forever, founder and CEO Marc Freedman tells the story of his thirty-year quest to answer some of contemporary life's most urgent questions: With so many living so much longer, what is the meaning of the increasing years beyond 50? How can a society with more older people than younger ones thrive? How do we find happiness when we know life is long and time is short? In a poignant book that defies categorization, Freedman finds insights by exploring purpose and generativity, digging into the drive for longevity and the perils of age segregation, and talking to social innovators across the globe bringing the generations together for mutual benefit. He finds wisdom in stories from young and old, featuring ordinary people and icons like jazz great Clark Terry and basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar. But the answers also come from stories of Freedman's own mentors-a sawmill worker turned surrogate grandparent, a university administrator who served as Einstein's driver, a cabinet secretary who won the Presidential Medal of Freedom, and the gym teacher who was Freedman's father. How to Live Forever is a deeply personal call to find fulfillment and happiness in our longer lives by connecting with the next generation and forging a legacy of love that lives beyond us.

Life With Patrick

Author: Addie Duncan Davis
Publisher: AuthorHouse
ISBN: 1468574183
Size: 65.26 MB
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Living on the banks of the Withlacoochee River in Crackertown, Florida was a great place to live. I was either in the river or on the river as much as possible with my friends. That was our playground. I attended elementary school in Yankeetown. Then high school in Crystal River. Good old Crystal River high school. I will never forget you. After graduation I married my boyfriend and moved to Atlanta. He was a student at Georgia Tech. We had 3 children and later divorced. My youngest child was Down Syndrome. He passed away this year after I wrote this book. It left a big hole in my heart. I wrote this little book so he would never be forgotten. Ive been single for 38 years. Ive been to busy to remarry. I went to Nursing School and did mostly hospice work. People in the area know me as Little Bit. They dont know my first name. I think some of them do now. I hope you enjoy reading about Patricks antics.

Studying In China

Author: Patrick McAloon
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462914365
Size: 50.51 MB
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"China is changing faster than any other nation on earth today. Written by a Chinese language teacher and a travel professional who works with students in China all the time, Studying in China is an invaluable resource…" —Chinese Language Teachers Association (CLTA) Newsletter A visit to China can change your life. Would you like to study in China, but are not sure what you will find there? A trip to China to live, work or study promises an amazing, life-changing experience in the most historically and culturally fascinating nation on earth. Find all the information you need for your educational experience abroad in Studying in China. China is changing faster than any other nation on earth today. Written by a travel professional who works with students in China all the time, Studying in China is an invaluable resource that tells you: What to pack that you won't find over there How to arrive at your destination and settle in safely How to make your Chinese instructors happy How your day-to-day experiences will unfold once you are there How to get the most from a limited stay Author Patrick McAloon is a co-founder of SinoConnect, a firm that connects students of all ages with educational opportunities in China and the United States. He has been helping students prepare to study in China for 15 years. Having conducted hundreds of study abroad seminars, McAloon is uniquely qualified to supply students going to China with the latest up-to-date information on how to study abroad. Readying yourself for this experience can be daunting, and Studying in China makes it easy from start to finish. Prepare to make new friends in your classes and while traveling around China, but first learn how to avoid common pitfalls and mistakes. Being an international student in China can be a life-changing experience. Don't take our word for it. Read this book and go study in China!

Teaching Youth Media

Author: Steven Goodman
Publisher: Teachers College Press
ISBN: 0807742880
Size: 31.55 MB
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This book explores the power of using media education to help urban teenagers develop their critical thinking and literacy skills. Drawing on his twenty years of experience working with inner-city youth at the acclaimed Educational Video Center (EVC) in New York City, Steven Goodman looks closely at both the problems and possibilities of this model of media education. Responding to our national concern about adolescents, literacy, media, and violence, Teaching Youth Media: Describes the changes schools and after-school programs need to make in order to create a media education that empowers students to change their world; Explores the intersection of literacy and culture as youth learn to analyze information from a variety of sources, including television, newspapers, books, films, school, church, and lives outside of school; Features case studies of students and teachers engaged in making video documentaries at EVC and in an alternative high school; Illuminates the practical day-to-day challenges faced by professional developers and teachers working to change the way education is practiced in their classes and schools.

I Still Believe In Tomorrow

Author: Mike Patrick
ISBN: 1456606085
Size: 61.63 MB
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"In 1971, I was a junior in high school with a plan for my life. I knew where I was going. I was a good student with sports on the brain all the time," writes Mike Patrick. However, in Mike's first varsity football game, he realized something had gone drastically wrong after trying to make a tackle, right inside the goal line. His life was changed in an instant. In "I Still Believe in Tomorrow," Mike writes about the experience, its affect on the entire town, and scores of medical experiences and triumphs since breaking his neck. Mike's conversational book includes a comprehensive time line and striking photos. He reminds us how our words and actions may affect everyone we encounter today, tomorrow and even years later. He effectively demonstrates this through stories and an experiential exercise for the readers. Reading Mike's experiences will help each of us navigate our own journeys, regardless of what happens along the way.

60 Must Have Graphic Organizers Grades K 5

Author: Ginger Baggette
Publisher: Carson-Dellosa Publishing
ISBN: 1609967615
Size: 75.47 MB
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Graphic organizers are tried-and-true, effective teaching tools. The blank organizers in 60 Must-Have Graphic Organizers are ready to go: teachers of grades K–5 need to supply only the topics. Students can use these reproducible organizers to practice pre-writing skills, identify story elements, collect and sort information, organize schedules, and solve problems. This 128-page book is packed with teacher-generated ideas for multiple subject-area uses that can be adapted for students of varied ages, abilities, and learning styles, as well as for individual and whole-class needs.