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20 Amazing and Essential Non-fiction Books to Enrich Your Library | zen habits 20 Amazing and Essential Non-fiction Books to Enrich Your Library | zen habits Post written by Leo Babauta. Follow me on Twitter. I’m an avid reader of fiction and just love a novel that transports me, that is so gripping that I can’t put it down. But I also enjoy a good non-fiction book, from self-help stuff to philosophy to biographies to just about anything that makes me think. After the warm reception of my post on novels (50 Amazing and Essential Novels to Enrich Your Library), a number of people asked for a list of non-fiction as well. I was hesitant to do this as there are so many classic non-fiction texts, from the Greeks to philosophers through the ages to biographies of amazing people to first-hand accounts of surviving wars and much more. But then I decided not to be comprehensive. So this list is far, far from being authoritative or comprehensive. This list is just a few of my favorites. Your Money or Your Life, by Joe Dominguez and Vicki Robins. Bonus update — I forgot a few that I really want to add to this list. So what else should be on this list?
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Math 101: A reading list for lifelong learners Ready to level up your working knowledge of math? Here’s what to read now — and next. Math 101, with Jennifer Ouellette First, start with these 5 books… 1. Number: The Language of Science Tobias Dantzig Plume, 2007 “First published in 1930, this classic text traces the evolution of the concept of a number in clear, accessible prose. 2. “This bestselling book originally published in 1988 remains one of the best introductions to the basics of large numbers, statistics and probabilities with illustrations drawn from everyday life: sports, the stock market, the lottery and dubious medical claims, to name a few.” 3. “Pair Paulos with the just-released How Not to Be Wrong. 4. “Most of us take zero for granted, but there was a time when it simply didn’t exist, until some enterprising Babylonian soul inserted it as a placeholder in Eastern counting methods. 5. Then, read these 3 foundational texts… 1. 2. 3. Last, here’s one from the cutting edge… And 2 quirky, personal favorites. 1. 2. Math 101: A reading list for lifelong learners
Top seven books on sustainable fashion | Guardian Sustainable Business Whether you're a long time follower of sustainable fashion, new to the scene or just a little curious, these seven books offer insight into an industry often considered the enemy of sustainability. Naked Fashion: The New Sustainable Fashion Revolution by Safia Minney Founder and CEO of Fair Trade fashion label People Tree, Minney's book offers an overview of the most pressing challenges facing the fashion industry and shares a positive look at alternative business models with a list of eco-friendly fashion brands. Among the contributions from designers, photographers, models, actors and journalists on their efforts to create sustainable change within the fashion and media industry are actress Emma Watson, Daily Mail columnist Liz Jones, fashion designer Vivienne Westwood, and model Summer Rayne Oakes. To Die For: Is Fashion Wearing Out the World? Published in 2011, the issues raised are increasingly relevant three years later. The Sustainable Fashion Handbook by Sandy Black Top seven books on sustainable fashion | Guardian Sustainable Business
A Conversation with Journalist Lucy Siegle | The True Cost Lucy Siegle is an author, journalist and presenter based in London. She has written a weekly ethical living column for the Observer for over the last decade, while also authoring two books. Lucy is also an Executive Producer on The True Cost and we sat down with her to talk about the factory collapse at Rana Plaza, what change (if any) has happened in the industry since then, and how she now purchases clothing. How did you first become interested in writing about the effects of the fashion industry? As a young journalist I began writing about green living and ethical consumerism for a younger audience (up to then most of the writing on green living encompassed spiritual ecology (I’m not a fan) or was for an older generation of ex hippies). “The stories I unravelled about the fashion supply chain were unbelievable in terms of egregious pollution and blind exploitation and the story has just got bigger and bigger.” Oh, I still find it really difficult to talk about. No there has not been. A Conversation with Journalist Lucy Siegle | The True Cost
The Books | Eco Fashion Talk The Books | Eco Fashion Talk Eco Fashion by Sass Brown, honors what ground-breakers are doing in the fashion industry to integrate their consciousness, lifestyle choices and concern for our planet and the people on it, into their business strategies. The designers and labels featured in Eco Fashion, overview a range of change in our industry from entirely new business models to recycle, reuse, redesign, sustainable fabrications, diversion of waste materials from landfill, fair trade and community development. This book is about good design that gives back. Good design in its many guises from street fashion to couture, and everything else in between. Purchase the Book
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Play the Story Retell Game using framework anchors: A great way to teach kids to retell a story using shapes which are moved over text in order to find characters, setting , problem, solution and story events. A fun interactive game to teach story retell. Play the Story Recount Game : A great way to teach kids to write a recount about an event. Learn to Read the Question and Understand it! A great way to teach kids to read the question with understanding. Get lots of Free Graphic Organizers and Worksheets to work on Retelling Stories after reading the stories A great way to teach kids to retell stories with understanding. kids stories,stories for kids, children's stories kids stories,stories for kids, children's stories
Words I Wish Someone Had Saidto Me As a Kid I wrote this book of encouraging words to help young people as they make their way in the world. Every girl and boy needs to hear such words. I know I did. You see, I lost my father when I was very young and missed hearing the words that a child needs to hear from his or her dad. Growing up, I tried hard to imagine the things he would have said to guide me if he were around. Writing the letter helped me that day and I continued to write more letters in the voice of a father talking to a child. If you’re a young person reading this book, think of each page as a personal letter of caring words from me to you, like the ones an older friend or relative might say to you. CLICK ON COVER TO READ Words I Wish Someone Had Said to Me As a Kid. e-Books from Bill Zimmerman e-Books from Bill Zimmerman
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Litteraturbankens skola är en resurs för lärare och elever, bibliotekarier och alla litteraturläsare: den är tänkt att fungera som läsarens vägledning till det svenska litteraturarvet. Vid sidan av Litteraturbankens vanliga texter och kommentarer finns här pedagogiska introduktioner, översikter, uppgifter för eleverna och läshandledningar. Vi tror på en litteraturläsning i klassrummet där de flesta texterna läses gemensamt och i samverkan mellan lärare och elever i exempelvis samtal och loggskrivande. Samverkande arbetssätt är extra viktigt vid arbete med äldre och med mer avancerade texter. Litteraturskolan har en avdelning för prosa där exemplen är hämtade från Selma Lagerlöf, och en avdelning för lyrik där vi väljer bland många författare. Selma Lagerlöfs författarskap kan introduceras redan i skolans tidiga år. Ur Litteraturbankens rika lyrikskatt har vi gjort ett urval på cirka hundra dikter, som vi tror kan tilltala unga läsare i dag. Ta dig fram med hjälp av menyn till vänster. Litteraturbanken Litteraturbanken
Lässtrategier | Josef Sahlin Lässtrategier | Josef Sahlin Är du sugen på att använda figurerna för lässtrategier som flera av klasserna använder i Årstaskolan? Här nedan finns pdf:er som du kan skriva ut och sätta upp i klassrummet. Även andra format finns. Barbro Westlund om RT (Reciprocal Teaching): ”Modellen bygger på Browns och Palinscars forskning som påbörjades på 1980-talet. Eleverna turas om att inneha lärar- respektive elevrollen i smågrupper. -att försutspå/ställa hypoteser -att ställa frågor -att reda ut oklarheter -att sammanfatta” (Westlund Att undervisa i läsförståelse, Natur & Kultur, 2012, Stockholm) Kolla också in materialet på En läsande klass. Använd fritt under förutsättningarna CC-BY-NC-ND Bokmärke x4 PDF för utskrift att laminera Futura i PDF (för utskrift), JPG och PNG Curioso i PDF (för utskrift), JPG och PNG Explora i PDF (för utskrift), JPG och PNG Lazo i PDF (för utskrift), JPG och PNG
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Learning | Social science January 20, 2012 Hip-hop gets a bad rap. Misconstrued as vulgar, the genre actually arose as a positive alternative to gang violence in New York City during the 1970s. The subjects cover social justice, the music fuels arts and dance and the lyrics can be analyzed as poetry. Now, in a UW-affiliated project, its being used in social studies lessons for 6th-12th graders. Michele Myers, documentary producer at Seattle radio station KEXP, and Tiffany Grobelski, a KEXP volunteer and a UW geography graduate student, created the lessons partly because hip-hop is the main music of choice for kids this age – and they werent afraid of raising some eyebrows. “We wanted something edgy and fun,” said Myers, who came up with the lesson plans idea to complement two of her documentaries, Hip Hop: The New Seattle Sound and Masters of Turntablism. Download the lessons here. Myers needed help developing the lesson plans and thats when Grobelski, who hails from Chicago, got involved. Hip-hop lesson plans teach Seattle students about social issues, arts – with playlist Hip-hop lesson plans teach Seattle students about social issues, arts – with playlist
Photo Updated, March 17, 2016 | We have published a companion piece: “8 Compelling Mini-Documentaries to Teach Close Reading and Critical Thinking Skills.” Ever want your students to slow down and notice details when they read — whether they’re perusing a book, a poem, a map or a political cartoon? Young people often want to hurry up and make meaning via a quick skim or a cursory glance when a text can demand patience and focus. Closely reading any text, whether written or visual, requires that students proceed more slowly and methodically, noticing details, making connections and asking questions. This takes practice. We’ve selected 10 photos from The Times that we’ve used previously in our weekly “What’s Going On in This Picture?” Below, we offer ideas from students and teachers who have engaged with these images for ways to use them, or images like them, to teach close reading and visual thinking skills. 1. I stumbled across your site while looking for alternate ideas. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 10 Intriguing Photographs to Teach Close Reading and Visual Thinking Skills
izzit.org: Current Events These lessons are updated daily throughout the school year and are designed for middle and high school students. Each lesson includes a news article and discussion questions designed to promote critical thinking, challenge assumptions, and stimulate class discussion. In an attempt to offer variety, the two daily articles often are of different lengths and reading levels and occasionally offer different perspectives on an issue or event. Note: Each new lesson remains on the website for one week. Welcome to Current Events! Below is a preview of some of our top trending articles for the current school year.
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Future - The mystery of why you can't remember being a baby You’re out to lunch with someone you’ve known for a few years. Together you’ve held parties, celebrated birthdays, visited parks and bonded over your mutual love of ice cream. You’ve even been on holiday together. In all, they’ve spent quite a lot of money on you – roughly £63,224. The thing is: you can’t remember any of it. From the most dramatic moment in life – the day of your birth – to first steps, first words, first food, right up to nursery school, most of us can’t remember anything of our first few years. This gaping hole in the record of our lives has been frustrating parents and baffling psychologists, neuroscientists and linguists for decades. Probing that mental blank throws up some intriguing questions. Part of the puzzle comes from the fact that babies are, in other ways, sponges for new information, forming 700 new neural connections every second and wielding language-learning skills to make the most accomplished polyglot green with envy. Imaginary events
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Recommended graduate programs in e-learning All these programs can be taken fully online. Some of them allow you to take and pay for individual courses, building up to either a certificate or a full masters degree. Master programs (all online unless otherwise stated) University of British Columbia, Canada: Masters in Educational Technology (fully online). Royal Roads University, Victoria, BC offers a Master in Learning and technology (hybrid model) University of Edinburgh, UK: M.Sc. in e-learning www.education.ed.ac.uk/e-learning/ University of Hull, UK: M.Ed in E-learning www.hull.ac.uk University of Colorado at Denver: Masters in e-Learning design and implementation Pepperdine University: Masters in of Arts in Learning Technologies. University of Maryland University College/Carl von Ossietzky Universität Oldenburg Masters in Distance Education This award-winning program has a technology specialization. Athabasca University, Canada: Master in Distance Education. Concordia University Chicago MA in Educational Technology. See also:
The Reading Like a Historian curriculum engages students in historical inquiry. Each lesson revolves around a central historical question and features sets of primary documents designed for groups of students with diverse reading skills and abilities. This curriculum teaches students how to investigate historical questions by employing reading strategies such as sourcing, contextualizing, corroborating, and close reading. Instead of memorizing historical facts, students evaluate the trustworthiness of multiple perspectives on historical issues. How do I use these lessons in my classroom? The 73 lessons in the U.S. curriculum, initial 37 lessons of the world curriculum, and 5 lessons in the introduction to historical thinking unit can be taught in succession. 1) Establish relevant background knowledge and pose the central historical question. *Note: United Streaming requires a subscription to Discovery Education. 3) Whole-class discussion about a central historical question. Of course! Reading Like A Historian
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