Teaching In Eden

Author: John Janovy, Jr.
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135939837
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Teaching in Eden provides any teacher with powerful and virtually free tools that he or she can use to alter the fundamental nature of the educational experience. The tools are simple instructional devices that require only a teacher's time, and the courage to break out of the existing constraints to discover and assemble the elements of an ideal instructional environment.

A Designer S Log

Author: Michael Power
Publisher: Athabasca University Press
ISBN: 1897425619
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Books and articles on instructional design in online learning abound but rarely do we get such a comprehensive picture of what instructional designers do, how they do it, and the problems they solve as their university changes. Power documents the emergence of an adapted instructional design model for transforming courses from single-mode to dual-mode instruction, making this designer’s log a unique contribution to the field of online learning.

The Poet At The Breakfast Table His Talks With His Fellow Boarders And The Reader

Author: Oliver Wendell Holmes
Publisher: Kessinger Publishing
ISBN: 9781417932290
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1872. A collection of verse from the American author, physician and father of Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. He turned from a career as a general practitioner to the academic. He was also a contributor to the Atlantic Monthly (which he named), penning the famous series of Breakfast-table sketches, which are imaginary conversations at a Boston boardinghouse and reflective of Holmes's opinions, charm, and wit. He began writing poetry when he was attending college at Cambridge. His first important poem, Old Ironsides, was a protest against the scrapping of the fighting ship Constitution. Though the poetical side of the author's nature was intended to have full play in The Poet at the Breakfast Table, and though there is the same sparkle of style and the same quaint turns of thought and expression, both theme and treatment are of a graver and more impersonal character than in the earlier Autocrat at the Breakfast Table and the Professor at the Breakfast Table. See other titles by this author available from Kessinger Publishing.

Revealing Eden

Author: Victoria Foyt
Publisher: Sand Dollar PressInc
ISBN: 9780983650324
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In a post-apocalyptic world where class and beauty are defined by resistance to an overheated environment, Eden, a lowly Pearl cursed with white skin, is facing death if she does not mate with a dark-skinned Coal soon.

Paradise Lust

Author: Brook Wilensky-Lanford
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 0802195636
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It seems that ever since mankind was kicked out of the Garden of Eden for eating the forbidden fruit, we’ve been trying to get back in. Or at least, we’ve been wondering where the Garden might have been. St. Augustine had a theory, and so did medieval monks, John Calvin, and Christopher Columbus. But when Darwin’s theory of evolution permanently altered our understanding of human origins, shouldn’t the search for a literal Eden have faded away? Not so fast. In Paradise Lust, Brook Wilensky-Lanford introduces readers to the enduring modern quest to locate the Garden of Eden on Earth. It is an obsession that has consumed Mesopotamian archaeologists, German Baptist ministers, British irrigation engineers, and the first president of Boston University, among many others. These quixotic Eden seekers all started with the same brief Bible verses, but each ended up at a different spot on the globe: Florida, the North Pole, Ohio, China, and, of course, Iraq. Evocative of Tony Horwitz and Sarah Vowell, Wilensky-Lanford writes of these unusual characters and their search with sympathy and wit. Charming, enlightening, and utterly unique, Paradise Lust is a century-spanning history that will take you to places you never imagined.

On Becoming A Biologist

Author: John Janovy
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803276208
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?We share a common bond with even the most bizarre beetle of the Peruvian rain forest,? asserts John Janovy Jr. ?A belief in that common bond might, in fact, be the most fundamental characteristic of a biologist.? And biologists see the worth of a plant or an animal not in monetary terms but in its contribution to our understanding of life. The famous naturalist brings a humanist?s vision to this superbly written book. On Becoming a Biologist is grounded in reality, cognizant of practical matters (education and jobs) as well as the ideals that inform the profession?a reverence for life and a responsibility to humankind and its future. Janovy draws on his experiences as a graduate and postdoctoral student, on his rewarding relationships with teachers, and on his fieldwork as a naturalist. This edition includes new information throughout the book regarding pertinent events, issues, and changes in technology.

The Psychology Of Learning Science

Author: Shawn M. Glynn
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136469400
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Focusing on the teaching and learning of science concepts at the elementary and high school levels, this volume bridges the gap between state-of-the-art research and classroom practice in science education. The contributors -- science educators, cognitive scientists, and psychologists -- draw clear connections between theory, research, and instructional application, with the ultimate goal of improving science teachers' effectiveness in the classroom. Toward this end, explicit models, illustrations, and examples drawn from actual science classes are included.