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Comparisons of Word Frequencies in American and British English

Author : Xuhua Chen
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Everyday Advocacy Teachers Who Change the Literacy Narrative

Author : Cathy Fleischer
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What counts as professionalism for teachers today? Once, teachers who knew their content area and knew how to teach it were respected as professionals. Now there is an additional type of competency required: in addition to content and pedagogical knowledge, educators need advocacy skills. In this groundbreaking collection, literacy educators describe how they are redefining what it means to be a teaching professional. Teachers share how they are trying to change the conversation surrounding literacy and literacy instruction by explaining to colleagues, administrators, parents, and community members why they teach in particular research-based ways, so often contradicted by mandated curricula and standardized assessments. Teacher educators also share how they are introducing an advocacy approach to preservice and practicing teachers, helping prepare teachers for this new professionalism. Both groups practice what the authors call “everyday advocacy”: the day-to-day actions teachers are taking to change the public narrative surrounding schools, teachers, and learning.

Who Will Take Over the Business

Author : Susan Latremoille
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As the first wave of Canadian baby boomers retire over the next fewyears, succession planning will be vital for the long-term survivalof many businesses. Canada is about to see a huge transfer ofwealth from this generation to the next, yet many businessesstruggle to ensure a smooth transition of business management andownership. For family-owned companies, the ramifications may beeven more sweeping. The personal issues they face, compoundingother day-to-day business concerns, range from planning for incometaxes to maintaining interpersonal relationships with familymembers. A good succession plan will manage a range of issues, such aspeople and talent, family dynamics, corporate structure, estateplanning, insurance and share transfer, to name just a few. WhoWill Take Over the Business? is for any business owner whowants to retire, sell, or transfer ownership of their business. Itis designed to guide business owners through a comprehensive andstrategic approach to the business succession process to ensurethat the transition is carried out as smoothly as possible. WhoWill Take Over the Business? is a must-have resource for everyCanadian business owner.

Christian Ethics

Author : Reginald Ernest Oscar White
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A Groundwork of Nnewi History

Author : John Okonkwo Alutu
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Centered Riding 2

Author : Sally Swift
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Centered Riding is not a style of riding as are dressage, hunter seat, or Western. Rather, it is a way of reeducating a rider’s mind and body to achieve greater balance in order to better communicate with the horse. Founder Sally Swift revolutionized riding by showing that good use of the human body makes a world of difference on horseback. Early in her work, she established what she calls the “Four Basics” — centering, breathing, soft eyes, and building blocks—which, together with grounding, are the main tenets of her method. When a rider learns and maintains these basics, then harmony between horse and human is possible. Sally Swift’s first book, Centered Riding, made its revolutionary appearance in 1985 and continues as one of the best-selling horse books of all time. This second book doesn't replace the first one, it complements it. In the intervening years, Centered Riding continued to evolve, and Sally inevitably developed many new concepts and fresh imagery, all of which are presented here.

Dignity Justice and the Nazi Data Debate

Author : Carol V. A. Quinn
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In this work, Carol V.A. Quinn considers survivors’ arguments in the debate concerning the ethics of using Nazi medical data, showing what it would mean to take their claims seriously. Her approach is interdisciplinary, incorporating philosophy, psychology, trauma research, survivors’ testimony, Holocaust poetry, literature, and the Hebrew Bible.

Idleness

Author : Brian O'Connor
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The first book to challenge modern philosophy’s case against idleness, revealing why the idle state is one of true freedom For millennia, idleness and laziness have been regarded as vices. We're all expected to work to survive and get ahead, and devoting energy to anything but labor and self-improvement can seem like a luxury or a moral failure. Far from questioning this conventional wisdom, modern philosophers have worked hard to develop new reasons to denigrate idleness. In Idleness, the first book to challenge modern philosophy's portrayal of inactivity, Brian O'Connor argues that the case against an indifference to work and effort is flawed--and that idle aimlessness may instead allow for the highest form of freedom. Idleness explores how some of the most influential modern philosophers drew a direct connection between making the most of our humanity and avoiding laziness. Idleness was dismissed as contrary to the need people have to become autonomous and make whole, integrated beings of themselves (Kant); to be useful (Kant and Hegel); to accept communal norms (Hegel); to contribute to the social good by working (Marx); and to avoid boredom (Schopenhauer and de Beauvoir). O'Connor throws doubt on all these arguments, presenting a sympathetic vision of the inactive and unserious that draws on more productive ideas about idleness, from ancient Greece through Robert Burton's Anatomy of Melancholy, Schiller and Marcuse's thoughts about the importance of play, and recent critiques of the cult of work. A thought-provoking reconsideration of productivity for the twenty-first century, Idleness shows that, from now on, no theory of what it means to have a free mind can exclude idleness from the conversation.

Facilitating Authentic Learning Grades 6 12

Author : Laura L. R. Thomas
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Your single-best way to nurture higher-order thinking With all the pressure to accelerate instruction, how can we possibly find the time to encourage students to do some serious thinking? With Facilitating Authentic Learning, Laura Thomas provides the answer: through constructivist, experiential teaching methods. Grade 6–12 teachers will learn how to: Plan learning experiences that teach content and process at the same time Assess students' development of 21st-century skills Coach students to do the hard work of authentic learning while providing support Teach reflection techniques that help students learn from experiences and mistakes

Wealth Virtue and Moral Luck

Author : Kate Ward
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"In this book, Kate Ward addresses the issue of inequality from the perspective of Christian virtue ethics. Her unique contribution is to argue that moral luck, our individual life circumstances, affects one's ability to pursue virtue. She argues that economic status functions as moral luck and impedes the ability of both the wealthy and the impoverished to pursue virtues such as prudence, justice, and temperance. The book presents social science evidence that inequality reduces empathy for others' suffering, and increases violence, fear, and the desire to punish others. For the wealthy, inequality creates "hyperagency" - abundant freedom, power, and choice beyond that enjoyed by other members of society. For the poor, scarcity of time, money, and other important goods can also impair their ability to pursue virtue. Having established the theological harm caused by inequality, Ward then makes the argument that both individual Christians and Christian communities have obligations to address the impact of inequality. As individuals, Christians should pursue what Ward calls encounter, conversion, and contentment. Encounter means genuinely reaching out to the less fortunate and spending enough time to get to know individuals as human beings. For Ward, conversion means informing oneself about the realities of poverty and inequality. Contentment means being satisfied with one's position and not striving for more material wealth. Christian communities, in Ward's view, have obligations to pursue political action, tithing, and aid, and to foster encounters in parishes and educational settings"--