The Bridge to Brilliance

The Bridge to Brilliance
Author : Nadia Lopez
Publisher : Penguin
Total Pages : 288
Release : 2016-08-30
ISBN 10 : 9781101980279
ISBN 13 : 1101980273
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Bridge to Brilliance Book Description:

Be inspired by the magnetic young principal who “stands on the front line of the fight to educate America's children." (Brandon Stanton, author of Humans of New York ) and the book that Essence calls "Essential reading." In 2010, Nadia Lopez started her middle-grade public school, Mott Hall Bridges Academy, in one of America’s poorest communities, in a record heat wave—and crime wave. Everything was an uphill battle—to get the school approved, to recruit faculty and students, to solve a million new problems every day, from violent crime to vanishing supplies—but Lopez was determined to break the downward spiral that had trapped too many inner-city children. The lessons came fast: unengaged teachers, wayward students, and the educational system itself, rarely in tune with the already disadvantaged and underprepared. Things were at a low ebb for everyone when one of her students told a photographer that his principal, “Ms. Lopez,” was the person who most influenced his life. The posting on Brandon Stanton’s Humans of New York site was the pebble that started a lucky landslide for Lopez and her team. Lopez found herself in the national spotlight and headed for a meeting with President Obama, as well as the beneficiary of a million-dollar campaign for the school, to fund her next dream: a field trip for her students to visit another school—Harvard. The Bridge to Brilliance is a book filled with common sense and caring that will carry her message to communities and classrooms far from Brooklyn. As she says, modestly, “There are hundreds of Ms. Lopezes around this country doing good work for kids. This honors all of them.”

Brilliance of the Moon

Brilliance of the Moon
Author : Lian Hearn
Publisher : Pan Macmillan
Total Pages : 368
Release : 2008-09-04
ISBN 10 : 9780330477260
ISBN 13 : 0330477269
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Brilliance of the Moon Book Description:

The third title in the compelling Tales of the Otori – the story that began with Across the Nightingale Floor and Grass for his Pillow, Brilliance of the Moon by Lian Hearn is an epic tale of love, power and destiny, set in a mythical world inspired by feudal Japan. Takeo and the exquisite Kaede, still only teenagers, are now married, but the implacable forces of destiny that rule their lives tear them apart. Takeo, a battle-hardened warrior at the head of an army fighting for his Otori birthright, finds his courage and leadership forged in the fire of bloodshed and sacrifice, while his legendary magical powers are tested to their limits against the invisible assassins of the Tribe. Kaede, determined to reclaim her own lands, is treacherously betrayed and forced into marriage. Their love will survive until death – but death, in this savage, beautiful world, is always only a moment away.

Out of the Blue

Out of the Blue
Author : John Naylor
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Total Pages : 360
Release : 2002-09-26
ISBN 10 : 0521809258
ISBN 13 : 9780521809252
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Out of the Blue Book Description:

A 24-hour practical guide to skywatching.

Awakening Brilliance in the Writer s Workshop

Awakening Brilliance in the Writer s Workshop
Author : Lisa Morris
Publisher : Routledge
Total Pages : 208
Release : 2013-10-02
ISBN 10 : 9781317925101
ISBN 13 : 1317925106
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Awakening Brilliance in the Writer s Workshop Book Description:

Master teacher Lisa Morris invites you to share her secrets of success with writer's workshops. After years of experimenting with the workshop model, she has developed the most effective ways to apply it in the classroom, yielding higher test scores and increased student engagement. Through practical, step-by-step instruction, Morris demonstrates how to use writer's notebooks, mentor texts, the writing process, and the 6 traits. Specific topics include: setting up the classroom for workshops creating a writing curriculum creating guidelines, expectations, and lessons for using notebooks helping students select ideas, brainstorm, and plan assigning writing partners and organizing sharing getting students to self-reflect creating process and product portfolios finding resources for publishing holding effective writing conferences The book also offers an array of invaluable tools, such as student writing samples mini-lessons for each stage of the writing process lesson plans pacing guides for dividing your time during the workshop sample charts to help you stay organized suggested classroom guidelines and handouts a list of mentor texts, organized by what you can use them to teach (e.g., adjectives, alliteration, onomatopoeia, beginnings, endings, strong verbs, sensory details) quotations on each stage of the writing process to motivate students

Brilliance by Design

Brilliance by Design
Author : Vicki Halsey
Publisher : Berrett-Koehler Publishers
Total Pages : 216
Release : 2011-01-10
ISBN 10 : 9781605099613
ISBN 13 : 1605099619
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Brilliance by Design Book Description:

Many subject matter experts are just that, subject matter experts--not experts in the art of teaching, facilitating, or designing. Thousands of authors, trainers, and speakers have great content, but they lack the skills required to convey their content in a way that inspires learners to unleash their brilliance and move the learning to practice.. They often spend 70% of their time on WHAT they are going to teach, and 30% of their time on HOW, when they should be spending 30% on WHAT, and 70% on HOW. Their instructional techniques often are at odds with their message of inclusivity, eagerness for people to learn, and hopes that their content will change lives and organizations. “Brilliance by Design” outlines how to design learning interactions (such as meetings and workshops) that enable people to do their best thinking. Using the tested, signature ENGAGE model, it helps anyone who brings people together for the purpose of learning, problem-solving, or innovating to develop a clear, high-impact training design that unleashes brilliance. It presents a model that enables teachers to analyze learner and teacher needs, create objectives that meet those needs, and incorporate interactive tools that “fire ‘em up,” ensuring all key outcomes are met. To help readers unleash the brilliance in others, this book provides the structure, tools, language, and models needed to create optimal learning experiences from their ideas, practices, models and books. In learning these techniques, readers will achieve powerful outcomes, building communities of learners who share best practices and communicate at a deep and profound level while doing real work.


Author : Rosalind Laker
Publisher : Severn House/ORIM
Total Pages : 281
Release : 2012-08-01
ISBN 10 : 9781780103174
ISBN 13 : 1780103174
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Brilliance Book Description:

After a shattering betrayal, a Frenchwoman finds a new role during the birth of the film industry, in a “truly interesting” historical novel (Booklist). When Lisette Decourt discovers her fiancé in the arms of her newly widowed stepmother, she flees her Paris home in shock and sorrow. Her wanderings bring her in contact with Daniel Shaw—a traveling “lanternist” who tells stories through a strange new art known as slide projection. Learning more about moving pictures, Lisette finds her passion for film growing—along with her passion for the Englishman Daniel. But their love will be tested as fate threatens to pull them away from each other, and as Lisette follows her path to becoming one of the first movie stars of the twentieth century. “The birth of the film industry is just as much a character in Laker's tale as Lisette, who overcomes personal tragedies to triumph in a truly interesting and wonderfully informative story.” —Booklist

Touching the Brilliance of Sunrise

Touching the Brilliance of Sunrise
Author : Lisa J. Lehr
Publisher : Lisa Jane Lehr
Total Pages : 310
Release : 2009-04-21
ISBN 10 : 9781441455796
ISBN 13 : 1441455795
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Touching the Brilliance of Sunrise Book Description:

A good story without violence or profanity; an upbeat romance with a happy but believable ending; a novel that makes you feel good about life--you'll want to leave this lying around for your kids to find. The characters talk like real people, have real needs, make mistakes, learn hard lessons. They grow in their faith and in their relationships with each other, and set an example for those around them...and for you and your family. Melissa, an artist from California, takes a vacation with her kids to the coast of Maine, hoping for some quality family time at a turning point in their lives. They meet Kraig, a writer from Oregon, walking on the beach with his guide dog. He's slightly younger, articulate, gentlemanly, deeply intuitive...unlike any other man she's known. Neither is looking for love--but life has other plans. What happens when Melissa realizes she might have to choose between her lifelong dream of living in Maine...and being with Kraig?

Be the Bridge

Be the Bridge
Author : Latasha Morrison
Publisher : WaterBrook
Total Pages : 240
Release : 2019-10-15
ISBN 10 : 9780525652892
ISBN 13 : 0525652892
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Be the Bridge Book Description:

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • ECPA BESTSELLER • “When it comes to the intersection of race, privilege, justice, and the church, Tasha is without question my best teacher. Be the Bridge is THE tool I wish to put in every set of hands.”—Jen Hatmaker Winner of the Christianity Today Book Award • A leading advocate for racial reconciliation calls Christians to move toward deeper understanding in the midst of a divisive culture. In an era where we seem to be increasingly divided along racial lines, many are hesitant to step into the gap, fearful of saying or doing the wrong thing. At times the silence, particularly within the church, seems deafening. But change begins with an honest conversation among a group of Christians willing to give a voice to unspoken hurts, hidden fears, and mounting tensions. These ongoing dialogues have formed the foundation of a global movement called Be the Bridge—a nonprofit organization whose goal is to equip the church to have a distinctive and transformative response to racism and racial division. In this perspective-shifting book, founder Latasha Morrison shows how you can participate in this incredible work and replicate it in your own community. With conviction and grace, she examines the historical complexities of racism. She expertly applies biblical principles, such as lamentation, confession, and forgiveness, to lay the framework for restoration. Along with prayers, discussion questions, and other resources to enhance group engagement, Be the Bridge presents a compelling vision of what it means for every follower of Jesus to become a bridge builder—committed to pursuing justice and racial unity in light of the gospel.

Facing the Bridge

Facing the Bridge
Author : Yōko Tawada
Publisher : New Directions Publishing
Total Pages : 186
Release : 2007
ISBN 10 : 081121690X
ISBN 13 : 9780811216906
Language : EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Facing the Bridge Book Description:

From Japan to Vietnam to Amsterdam to the Canary Islands, these three new tales by master storyteller Yoko Tawada float between cultures, identities, and the dreamwork of the imagination