In Praise of American Educators: And How They Can Become Even Better

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  Critique the commonly presented media messages about schooling in America. Consider the evidence for why the present generation of American educators has accomplished more than previous generations. Evaluate the assumptions driving policies set up to improve schooling. Discover the four essential pillars of the PLC foundation. Learn the essential elements of the PLC process and common mistakes in implementing that process Explore the state of education today. In this thought-provoking book, the author presents a compelling case for why contemporary American educators are the greatest generation in history. He carefully explains why current national reform policies have failed and presents specific steps policymakers, administrators, and teachers must take to transform American schools to meet student needs in the 21st…

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Tiny Instruments

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What defines a human? Is it mental or physical traits? Award-winning author, Mitchell Bogatz, skillfully weaves his studies of philosophy into his intricate new work on the things that make us human. In his new philosophical science fiction novel, Tiny Instruments [July 2015], Bogatz brings to life the story of Timothy Cottard, an endearing “artificial” with the DNA of a brilliant scientist. “The book isn’t just a mindless escape for readers,” says Bogatz, “it challenges their minds and strives to make them better human beings, while at the same time, packing quite a literary punch.” With a powerful emphasis on character development, readers will feel what it’s like to want to be human and at the same time question what…

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The Tao of Vegetable Gardening: Cultivating Tomatoes, Greens, Peas, Beans, Squash, Joy, and Serenity

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The Tao of Vegetable Gardening explores the practical methods as well as the deeper essence of gardening. In her latest book, groundbreaking garden writer Carol Deppe The Resilient Gardener, Breed Your Own Vegetable Varieties focuses on some of the most popular home garden vegetables—tomatoes, green beans, peas, and leafy greens—and through them illustrates the key principles and practices that gardeners need to know to successfully plant and grow just about any food crop. Deppe’s work has long been inspired and informed by the philosophy and wisdom of Tao Te Ching, the 2,500-­year-­old work attributed to Chinese sage Lao Tzu and the most translated book in the world after the Bible. The Tao of Vegetable Gardening is organized into chapters that echo fundamental Taoist concepts: Balance, Flexibility,…

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