Closing The Circle
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|Author||: Dana Januszka,Kristen Vincent|
|Editor||: Center for Responsive Schools, Inc.|
Bringing the school day to a peaceful end enhances learning and reaffirms classroom community. Gather with your class for a 5- or 10-minute activity before dismissal and you'll all leave school feeling encouraged and competent. This book contains 50 easy-to-do activities for the end of the day: songs and chants, individual reflection questions, energetic cheers, silent cheers, quick partner and group chats, team or class challenges, quiet think time, and more. Use the activities as written or make them your own by adapting them to fit your students' mood or developmental needs. Handy size and spiral binding for easy classroom reference.
|Author||: P A Wilson|
|Editor||: Perry Wilson Books|
A mutilated body in the Palace of Fine Arts. A clue leading to a suspect... or is it the next victim? Felicity Armstrong’s day is shattered by the sight of a dead body. The SFPD see a connection to her, but Felicity denies knowing the dead man. When the second body is found, doubt creeps in. She is the only one who believes in her innocence. Committing these crimes isn’t something you forget. Then it all changes. No longer a suspect, Felicity fears for her life as it becomes clear that the killer has a plan. What would you do if your friends were murdered one by one? Get a copy of this page turning psychological thriller and keep your lights on.
|Author||: Barry Commoner|
This book describes the ecosphere, how it has been damaged, and the economic, social, and political systems which have created the environmental and energy crises. The author calls for social action to close the circle of life, so that we may "restore to nature the wealth that we borrow from it."
|Author||: Naava Mashiah|
|Editor||: Xlibris Corporation|
IsraEL 2023 is a near-future tour of Israel in the year 2023. The main character arrives to Israel for her niece’s wedding in Jerusalem, which she has not visited in over a decade. She shares anecdotes and impressions of the country as she travels the land. She encounters characters whom explain to her the various changes which the country underwent, including demographic, more religious population majority, economic changes and upheavals, geopolitical changes of the neighborhood, and different bilateral relations with allies. We travel with the character as she traverses across the land of Israel as she visits places of her birth and nostalgic locales from the past: Hadera, Caeserea, Karmiel, Haifa, Jaffa, Herzliya, Dead Sea. She also visits new installations, like the MEGA Military Base in the south, and she visits with former Shimon Peres in his offices in Jaffa. The year 2023 coincides with the seventy-fifth anniversary of the state of Israel, and the country is celebrating this major anniversary in its own special type of parade. IsraEL 2023 is a satirical depiction and humoristic fiction. The book is brief to allow the reader a bite-size taste of the satire and the publisher to implement the project in a timely manner close to the elections. It may resonate with the book Soumission by the French author Michel Houllebecq. As the days of pivotal March 2015 election neared, leaving Israel at a historic crossroads, the news emerging from Israel left my manuscript closer to a prophecy rather than a satirical comedy. The book will be of interest not only to Israelis living in the country but also to the international Jewish Diaspora and readership in Arab countries curious about domestic developments in their neighboring country.
|Author||: Robert H. Miller|
Closing the Circle: A Memoir of Cuba, Exile, the Bay of Pigs and a Trans-Island Bike Journey is a family memoir in three parts intricately interwoven with historical events. The book is structured in 3 parts, somewhat akin to John McPhee's Coming Into the Country, where each part, though quite separate, complements each other in painting a picture of Alaska. Part I is the saga of the author's immediate family, beginning with his contractor grandfather's involvement under then-President Machado building first the National Theater, then the Carretera Central, Cuba's trans-island highway and Cuba's capitol building, and later the federal prison on the Isle of Youth where both Castro and two of the author's cousins, grunts in the Bay of Pigs invasion, did time eight years apart during the Cuban Missile Crisis-in the very same cell. His grandmother emigrated from the Canary Islands. His father, founding CFO of AIG, introduced VW to Cuba, and he-by chance-rented their first home in Havana to David Atlee Phillips, the CIA operative most responsible for the success of the overthrow of the Arbenz regime in Guatemala in 1954. Phillips was later put in charge of propaganda for the Bay of Pigs operation. The author's mom sparred with Hemingway. They lived next door to the mayor of Havana, a big power broker before the Batista coup of 1952. The family went into exile in 1960; and in 1972 the author planted the Cuban flag atop Mt. McKinley, North America's highest peak. In part II the author broadens the saga to his extended family: It focuses on the story of the Bay of Pigs from the perspective of two cousins, and their subsequent 20 month stint in Cuban prisons, followed by their-and yet another cousin's-exploits during the Kennedy administration's infiltration operations after their repatriation by JFK. One cousin was personally interrogated by Che Guevara after his capture at Playa Giron. This account of the Bay of Pigs is "the grunts' story." Finally, part III is the travelogue of a trans-island bike ride along the road the author's grandfather built, where he returns and connects with his family's memories, one of which was finding his grandmother's grave in the famous Cementerio Colon. The bike route included a detour to the Bay of Pigs area where he was able to physically connect with his cousins' battleground at Playa Larga. The bike ride took place in 2016 when the author led an educational reconnaissance group to Cuba. They stayed at a distant relative's home. The bike group included a variety of political perspectives, which made for lively discussions among the participants and with Cubans. Cuba is hot right now, and with the glacial reform process within the island-given a very slight nudge by Fidel's death-and relations with the US improved but perhaps slowing down, it will remain hot for the foreseeable future. There are many Cuba memoirs and there are many Cuba reportage books in print, this is one of the few that combines both genres. Eire's Waiting for Snow in Havana, probably the best-known Cuba memoir, is impressionistic verging on the magical realist; while Vidal's Boxing for Cuba is the Cuba memoir that most closely resembles parts of this book. The style is straightforward, conversational and anecdotal, with sometimes outlandish humor.
|Author||: Barry Commoner|
|Editor||: Courier Dover Publications|
"I regard him as right and compassionate on nearly every major issue." — Stephen Jay Gould. Radical 1971 argument about the root causes of climate change remains a must-read for environmentalists.
|Author||: Ellen Cole,Esther D Rothblum|
Outstanding feminist scholars present seldom discussed women’s views of sexuality. In the past, there has been little feminist discussion among sexuality professionals and between feminist therapists and sex therapists. The valuable ideas expressed by the contributors to this book are aimed at increasing the possibilities for all therapists and counselors to discuss with their clients the nature of sexuality, and in particular, what women feel about sex. Professionals provide remarkable perspectives on issues that concern all women--orgasm, the double standard, new reproductive options, intimacy, bisexuality, and more.
|Author||: Kati Preston|
|Editor||: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform|
This is the candid, no-hold-barred autobiography of Kati Preston: Holocaust & cancer survivor, wife, mother, grandmother, mentor, fashion designer, model, journalist, entrepreneur, impresario, friend, cook, public speaker and campaigner against hate of any sort. The book starting at the outset of World War II spans seven decades across seven countries: Hungary (Transylvania), Israel, France, Great Britain, Italy, Portugal & the U.S.A. It is a book that deftly chronicles love, persecution, triumph, adversity, turmoil, peace, affairs, partings, collaborations, betrayals, births and deaths. It is a veritable history lesson told with much humor, insights, incisiveness and empathy. She knew and interacted with many a famous person in multiple countries, in multiple scenarios. Now in her seventies she is an indefatigable and much sought after inspirational speaker to the younger generation - her message always that of love, tolerance, acceptance and inclusiveness given the experiences to the contrary she experienced firsthand.
|Author||: Wayne C. Myrvold,Joy Christian|
|Editor||: Springer Science & Business Media|
In July 2006, a major international conference was held at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, Canada, to celebrate the career and work of a remarkable man of letters. Abner Shimony, who is well known for his pioneering contributions to foundations of quantum mechanics, is a physicist as well as a philosopher, and is highly respected among the intellectuals of both communities. In line with Shimony’s conviction that philosophical investigation is not to be divorced from theoretical and empirical work in the sciences, the conference brought together leading theoretical physicists, experimentalists, as well as philosophers. This book collects twenty-three original essays stemming from the conference, on topics including history and methodology of science, Bell's theorem, probability theory, the uncertainty principle, stochastic modifications of quantum mechanics, and relativity theory. It ends with a transcript of a fascinating discussion between Lee Smolin and Shimony, ranging over the entire spectrum of Shimony's wide-ranging contributions to philosophy, science, and philosophy of science.
|Author||: Monica Dunbar|
|Editor||: Simon and Schuster|
Transform the way you start and end the school day with the fun, interactive, and adaptable lessons, exercises, and activities in this easy-to-use classroom management resource designed with busy teachers in mind. Daily classroom routines are proven to engage students, build trust, and support learning on all levels. But finding fun and interesting ideas for every day is difficult, not to mention figuring out how to incorporate them into an already jam-packed schedule. Morning Meetings and Closing Circles is here to help. From establishing rules and expectations to time management techniques and helpful meeting props, this book will impart the ins and outs of starting and ending each day with an effective meeting. With 100 classroom-ready ideas, connecting with your students throughout the school day has never been easier. Plus, with suggestions for tailoring activities to your own unique classroom, you will be able to create more meaningful experiences for your students. Build a safe community that fosters positive attitudes and academic growth by bookending the day with a morning meeting and a closing circle.
|Author||: Sean A. Walmsley|
|Editor||: John Wiley & Sons|
In Closing the Circle, Sean Walmsley offers education practitioners at all levels—district and school administrators, curriculum supervisors, staff developers, literacy coaches, classroom teachers, and special education teachers—a coherent framework along with practical advice for setting K–12 language arts expectations and for effectively guiding instruction, assessment, reporting, and data analysis. Distilled from the author's extensive experience working with schools and districts, the framework enables educators to prioritize literacy learning and work together more productively to achieve better literacy outcomes for all students. The innovative framework includes five major elements: (1) a set of clearly defined literacy attributes (concise expectations for what students should know, do, understand, and experience in the language arts); (2) instructional contributions that best support students, including struggling learners, in acquiring the attributes; (3) appropriate assessments for tracking students' progress; (4) reporting practices that clearly explain the progress achieved; and (5) rigorous analysis of data to inform instruction. The model embraces a broad conception of literacy and includes expectations for reading, writing, listening, and speaking as well as viewing and representing, making it especially suitable for learning in the digital era.
|Author||: Richard Sandbrook|
|Editor||: Between The Lines|
Drawing on the diverse experiences of a selected sample of African countries, the author shows how democracy, economic reform and the social order can all be strengthened, created or improved.
|Author||: Lorenzo Vidino|
|Editor||: Columbia University Press|
The Muslim Brotherhood in the West remains a mysterious entity. In The Closed Circle, Lorenzo Vidino offers an unprecedented inside view into how one of the world’s most influential Islamist groups operates. He marshals unique interviews with prominent former members and associates from Europe, the United Kingdom, and North America, shedding light on why and how people join and leave Western outfits of the Muslim Brotherhood. Drawing on these striking personal accounts, Vidino weaves together the experiences of individuals who participated in and later renounced Brotherhood groups. Their perspectives provide a wealth of new information about the Brotherhood’s secretive inner workings and the networks that connecting the small yet highly organized cluster of Brotherhood-influenced groups. The Closed Circle examines the tactics the Brotherhood uses to recruit and retain participants as well as how and why individuals make the difficult decision to leave. Through the stories of diverse former members, Vidino paints a portrait of a highly structured, tight-knit movement. His unprecedented access and understanding of the group’s activities and motivations has significant policy implications concerning Western Brotherhood organizations and also illuminates the underlying mechanisms found in a range of extremist groups.
|Author||: DIANE Publishing Company|
|Editor||: DIANE Publishing|
Describes environmental, safety, and health problems throughout the nuclear weapons complex and what the U.S. Dept. of Energy is doing to address them. Covers: building nuclear warheads: the process; wastes and other byproducts of the cold war (spent nuclear fuel, plutonium residues, radioactive waste, transuranic waste, hazardous waste, etc.); contamination and cleanup; an international perspective; transition to new missions; and looking to the future. Over 100 b/w photos. Extensive glossary and bibliography.