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Because We Can Change the World

Author : Mara Sapon-Shevin
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The achievement of high academic standards is inextricably linked to creating school environments in which students feel welcomed, seen, included, and cared about. This long awaited revision of a highly acclaimed book emphasizes the critical need for teachers and administrators to create warm, welcoming inclusive classroom communities. Author Mara Sapon-Shevin skillfully blends expository text with compelling vignettes, sample classroom activities, and current resources to help teachers actualize her powerful vision of a better world. This book includes: - principles of community building for inclusive classrooms - strategies, resources, and activities that inspire and transform - stories that illustrate inclusive classroom communities.

You Can Change the World

Author : Margaret Rooke
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This inspirational book tells the stories of more than 50 of today's teenagers who've dared to change the world they live in. It's been written to show other teens they can do the same. Bestselling author Margaret Rooke asks teens about their experiences of being volunteers, social entrepreneurs and campaigners, online and beyond. They explain how they have survived in a world often obsessed by celebrity, social media and appearance, by refusing to conform to other's expectations. If you want to achieve against the odds and create genuine impact, this book may be the encouragement you need. The interviews cover race, sexuality, violence, grief, neurodiversity, bullying and other issues central to life today. Read about teens from around the world including Trisha, 18, who has invented a way of preventing bullying online Dillon, 18, who takes damaged and donated clothing and upcycles it for the homeless Guro, 13, who persuaded a pop band to portray women differently in its video 'Happy D', 19, who learned to read at 14 and found ways to build his confidence Heraa, 19, who fights Islamophobia online. Ruben, 18, bullied because of Down's Syndrome, now a successful actor Lucy who, at 14, walked into Tesco head office and persuaded them not to sell eggs from caged hens. Cameron, 17, who has cerebral palsy and was side-lined by soccer teams who set up his own team 'Adversity United' Alex, 18, who broke his back on his 15th birthday and says his injury has taught him to care for others Amika, 18, who fights 'Period Poverty' Jesse, 15, who's seven feet tall and embraces his stature Billy, 18, who wore full make up every day at high school And many more

Housewives Can Change the World

Author : Ann S. Eagle
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What is this key? How and why did I get it, anyway? What is it used for? My story started long before I became a housewife. Since a very young age, I have seen God at work preparing me for "such a time as this." Though I didn't know God until I was twenty-one years old, He knew me from my mother's womb, and He had a plan for my life. Satan had a plan too, but "greater is He that is in us than he that is in the world." I am grateful God came to earth through His Son Jesus Christ to save and call people like me. We are saved by what Jesus did on the cross and not by what we do. Therefore, there is no pressure to perform. Because God shows no favoritism we are also free from jealousy, envy and strife. The good news is that this is for everyone! We are all free to hear His voice! We are all free to obey! He gave all of us the keys of the Kingdom when we got saved. SO WHY THIS ONE KEY?

How to Change the World

Author : John-Paul Flintoff
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We all want to live in a better world, but sometimes it feels that we lack the ability or influence to make a difference. John-Paul Flintoff offers a powerful reminder that through the generations, society has been transformed by the actions of individuals who understood that if they didn’t like something, they could change it. Combining fresh new insights from history, politics and modern culture, this book will give you a sense of what might just be possible, as well as the inspiration and the courage you need to go about improving and changing the world we live in. One in the new series of books from The School of Life, launched May 2012: How to Stay Sane by Philippa Perry How to Find Fulfilling Work by Roman Krznaric How to Worry Less About Money by John Armstrong How to Change the World by John-Paul Flintoff How to Thrive in the Digital Age by Tom Chatfield How to Think More About Sex by Alain de Botton

Before You Do

Author : T.D. Jakes
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In his new book Before You Do, bestselling author Bishop T.D. Jakes turns his attention from repositioning yourself for a life without limits to cultivating relationships in the best way possible with the most important people in your life: parents, children, spouses and others who are your most beloved and in need of your support. As one of America's most trusted advisors, counsellors, and pastors, Jakes teaches us what to do before we: propose marriage; consider divorce; send our children off to school; put our elders into assisted living situations or other treatment facilities, and so many more major steps each of us are faced with taking at some point in life. He uses the lessons he has learned from his own marriage and family life as well as others to encourage and inspire people to give and receive the greatest love possible.

Writing to Change the World

Author : Mary Pipher, PhD
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From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Reviving Ophelia, Another Country, and The Shelter of Each Other comes an inspirational book that shows how words can change the world. Words are the most powerful tools at our disposal. With them, writers have saved lives and taken them, brought justice and confounded it, started wars and ended them. Writers can change the way we think and transform our definitions of right and wrong. Writing to Change the World is a beautiful paean to the transformative power of words. Encapsulating Mary Pipher's years as a writer and therapist, it features rousing commentary, personal anecdotes, memorable quotations, and stories of writers who have helped reshape society. It is a book that will shake up readers' beliefs, expand their minds, and possibly even inspire them to make their own mark on the world.

Writing and Teaching to Change the World

Author : Stephanie Jones
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Perfect for use in teacher preparation courses and professional learning groups, this book shows what critical pedagogy looks like and identifies the conditions needed for it to emerge in the K–12 classroom. Focusing on and documenting their experiences with one of their most disenfranchised students, six teachers analyze and rethink what they do in the classroom and why they do it. In so doing, each comes to re-imagine who they are as teachers and as individuals. This engaging collection illuminates writing as a powerful tool for thinking deeply about how and why teachers respond to students in particular ways. Book Features: Prompts and suggested writing exercises at the end of each chapter to support teacher-writer groups. Guiding questions at the end of each chapter to support the instructional practices of K-12 teachers. Powerful stories of teachers' and students' experiences with standards, tracking practices, evaluation practices, and life. Helpful appendices, including books for further reading and an essay about the Oral Inquiry Process by Bob Fecho. “This is an important book for all teachers to read—beginners and experienced, as it confronts all of us as teachers to pay attention to the social and political contexts within which we work and consider what we often ignore—our student’s lives outside of school.” —From the Foreword by Ann Lieberman, Senior Scholar at Stanford University “Kudos to Stephanie Jones and her colleagues for making moral sense of the day-to-day craft of education.” —Carl Glickman, educator and author of The Trembling Field: Stories of Wonder, Possibilities, and Downright Craziness Stephanie Jones is associate professor in the department of educational theory and practice at The University of Georgia, and co-director of the Red Clay Writing Project. Her books include The Reading Turn-Around: A Five-Part Framework for Differentiated Instruction.

Changing the World Through Kindness

Author : Steve Sjogren
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When you think of spiritual warfare, what comes to mind? Stressed-out saints duking it out with demons? Mystical believers "seeing" things most of us can't? According to but they also keep most of us from gaining the spiritual victories God wants us to enjoy. Changing the World Through Kindness shows how every believer can fight the powers of darkness through the greater power of kindness. Using real- life stories to illustrate effective principles from the Word of God, Sjogren shows readers step-by-step how to live a life that will change them, their families, their neighborhoods and their churches - and eventually the world.

Can You Imagine

Author : Kelly K. Owens
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Can You Imagine is a real and double sided look at life through Kelly's heart. He tells his thoughtful poems and letters as if they were ebbing and flowing from his own emotional experience directly to you. Each reader is persuaded to take a different meaning from the pages, as aptly needed to the life that holds it. Can You Imagine Picking up a book that speaks to you as if it were your friend? Have you ever wanted to say I love you to someone but lacked adequate words to express the depth of your feelings? Are you looking for hope not only for yourself but also for others whose lives you touch? Are you finding yourself lying awake wondering if you will ever be understood? Are you at the crossroads of life looking for a change of direction, a deeper understanding? Inside these pages you are reminded that life truly does have meaning! Just open the book, read; it will be the perfect passage at the perfect moment or read it cover to cover and drift along the way to deeper realization of life's meaning. "Can You Imagine" is written so you can close your eyes, open to any page and find a message that reminds you of yourself or someone you know. When you find yourself lost for words, trying to explain how you feel, flip through and find the page that represents you. Give it as a gift and say, "This is how I feel." Kelly's book will move you, inspire you, bring tears to your eyes and a change of understanding to your heart. It's a gentle reminder that when we dig deep into "life" we are guaranteed a richer life to live. . . even in our trials. Join the journey of "Can You Imagine" and realize more of your true self that lies within. [email protected]om

Personal Storytelling Discovering the Extraordinary in the Ordinary

Author : Sam Thiara
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What's the last story you heard, what's the last story you wrote and what's the last story you lived? We all have stories within us; however, at times we are not aware that they exist or hold on to them because we fear that others might not be interested. If something is important to you, it is worth sharing. This book is about helping you build and tell your stories. Through personal experiences and practical exercises, you too will be able to discover the extraordinary in the ordinary. In a world where there is so much visual noise, the world values and remembers stories and appreciates a good storyteller. Whether you want to be more reflective or take pleasure in the personal experiences shared, there is something for everyone in this book.

Knowing Is Better Than Wondering

Author : J. S. Dawson
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This book focuses upon more than our personal spiritual journey. We have developed what we believe to be a more authentic view of this experience called life on earth. The fact that spirits came into our home, however briefly, changed our lives and altered our perceptions forever. We try to explain this experience from our own unique perspective. Certain concepts, while not new, receive a fresh analysis. All of our personal realizations revealed here, are new and independent ideas presented to the world for the first time. I have tried to do more than simply sketch the outline of a perceptual model. I have tried to apply the far reaching consequences that result from our realizations to a world of human experience.

Revisioning Diversity in Communication Studies

Author : Amardo Rodriguez
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Communication is fundamentally a relational phenomenon. Through communication we create relationships that frame how we perceive and relate to the world and each other. Every relationship sets off different social, political, and epistemological implications and consequences, and possesses the potential to fundamentally change the world. This book presents an emergent definition of communication and demonstrates the promise of this definition for enlarging our understanding and experience of what is possible.Communication is defined in terms of vulnerability. Vulnerability assumes that our humanity is bound up with the humanity of others. This book is about possibility and our own potentiality to create just and humane worlds, and it demonstrates how a new vision of communication studies, by expanding our moral and theoretical imagination, can allow us to look anew at our own potentiality and that of the world.

Everybody Wants to Change the World

Author : Tony Campolo
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Everybody Wants to Change the World is for those who want to make a practical difference in people's lives in their own communities. As Jesus taught on reaching out to the poor, the widowed, the sick and many others, so are we to bring the tangible love of Christ into the world. Tony Campolo and Gordon Aeschilman offer readers a broad range of ideas and resources for serving people and sharing the gospel from people who work to serve others every day.


Author : Carla Gunn
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Shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best First Book! Nine-year-old Phineas William Walsh has an encyclopedic knowledge of the natural world. What he can't understand is people and why they're poisoning the planet around him. Shouldn't everyone be losing sleep over the fact that so many animals are on the endangered species list?

Holistic Pedagogy

Author : Carlo Ricci
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This book illuminates what must always be at the heart of powerful schooling and authentic learning. Its focus is on free learning, with an emphasis on early East Asian thought as a vehicle through which learning may emerge. The volume describes learning as helping the learner become more conscious, more aware. As such the authors explain how quality learning encompasses all learning that is chosen by the learner. It is non-judgmental and their idea is that if learning is done by choice then direct harm will be mitigated because quality, willed learning is not just about the individual, but includes others — it is community focused as well as self-determined. In the first part of the volume the authors look specifically at how quality willed learning can inform the state and how it can protect the rights of children. The second part looks at what quality willed learning can mean to leaders. In the last part the authors look at what it can mean for teachers and finally what it can mean for the learners themselves.

Knowledge and the Body Mind Problem

Author : Karl Popper
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They F You Up

Author : Oliver James
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Do your relationships tend to follow the same destructive pattern? Do you feel trapped by your family's expectations of you? Does your life seem overwhelmingly governed by jealousy or competitiveness or lack of confidence? In this ground-breaking book, clinical psychologist Oliver James shows that it is the way we were cared for in the first six years of life that has a crucial effect on who we are and how we behave. Nurture, in effect, shapes our very nature. James combines the latest scientific research with fascinating interviews to show that understanding your past is the first step to controlling your present.

Take My Hand A Theological Memoir

Author : Andrew Taylor-Troutman
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Take My Hand is an invitation to experience a year of preaching through the eyes of a first-year pastor. Andrew Taylor-Troutman reflects on his experience of ministry as a dynamic exchange between his theological education and the people in the pews. Each chapter consists of Taylor-Troutman's reflections about a particular aspect of living as a faith community and concludes with a sermon exploring similar themes and ideas. As this book journeys through the Christian liturgical year, Taylor-Troutman considers a wide range of contemporary church issues, including the role of children in worship and the communal practice of Sabbath. He discusses topics as diverse as the Rapture, the death penalty, and church league softball. Along the way, readers will laugh at Sunday morning bloopers, study biblical texts from new perspectives, wrestle with theological questions, and discover parallels between their own experience of faith and the life of this small rural congregation. More than just a retrospective summary of events, Take My Hand poignantly illustrates how a pastor's work on Sunday morning grows out of his or her engagement with the hopes and fears of daily life, and the inspiring faith of men, women, and children in a church. The Group Study Edition encourages people of different ages and experiences to discuss and enjoy the book, while applying insights to their own communities of faith.


Author : Stephan Bauman
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We need a better vision for saving the world. Across the world, people like you are rising up to fight poverty, oppression, and injustice—not just professionals, but bloggers, musicians, entrepreneurs, artists, and advocates. People who refuse to accept the world as it is, who dare to believe change is possible. But we face a crisis of vision. We sense what needs to be done, but often we don’t know how to do it. Without a better blueprint for doing good well, our moment in history will slip away. Stephan Bauman, president of World Relief believes true change begins in the hearts and actions of ordinary people. In Possible, he presents clear and biblical thinking, powerful stories, and practical tools for sustainably impacting our workplaces, neighborhoods, villages, and cities. Possible is an eloquent and personal call to reconsider what it means to change ourselves so that we can change the world.

Broken and Blessed Women s Bible Study Leader Guide

Author : Jessica LaGrone
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Broken and Blessed is a six-week study that traces the story of the Genesis family from Adam and Eve through the generations to Joseph, bringing blessing from brokenness. We will see that despite both good and bad traits that were passed down, God worked for good in every generation—determined to transform those within and outside the family bloodlines. The study ends with the story of Joseph, who decided to stop the cycle of previous generations, offering forgiveness and grace to his brothers. Through these stories of Genesis, New Testament teaching about family, and stories of contemporary families changed and used by God, this study shows us how God can use our own imperfect families to bring blessing in a hurting and broken world? The Leader Guide contains six session plan outlines, complete with discussion points and questions, activities, prayers, and more—plus leader helps for facilitating a group. Other components for the Bible study, available separately, include a Participant Workbook, DVD with six 25-27 minute sessions featuring closed captioning, and boxed Leader Kit.