Could Do Better!

Help Your Kid Shine At School

Author: Phil Beadle

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1448167213

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 288

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Phil Beadle is a former rock musician, the winner of the Secondary Teacher of the Year Award 2005, and the inspirational teacher who wowed the nation with his unorthodox teaching methods in Channel 4 series THE UNTEACHABLES. There, his bizarre but effective approach to teaching English included Punctuation Kung-Fu, and reciting Macbeth to a field of cows. Through techniques such as these Beadle seemingly achieved the impossible by successfully drawing out the desire to learn from a group of failing pupils. Now his focus is on spreading the word to parents: every child has the ability to learn, and to do better at school. In this book he tells parents that there is no such thing as a stupid child, only boring lessons. Intelligent, unconventional, humorous and inspirational, this hands-on guide blends personal anecdotes with the nitty gritty of how to best unlock your children's unique intelligence, and how to ensure they have the best possible chance to succeed at school.
Posted in Family & Relationships

You Could Do Better

Author: Stephanie Lehmann

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1444765477

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 8140

Daphne tells herself that being glued to the set counts as research for her job at the Museum of Television and Radio. But the truth is that sex with fiancé Charlie just isn't making the ratings. Then Daphne meets sexy, successful writer/producer Jonathan and the picture comes in loud and clear: this man can turn her on like a remote control. So what about her imminent marriage? What if Daphne could do better?
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Could Do Even Better

More School Reports of the Great and the Good

Author: Catherine Hurley

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743263847

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

View: 7478

COULD DO BETTER, the first collection of school reports of the great and the good, was a considerable success in both hardback and paperback. Catherine Hurley has once again unearthed the reports of celebrities past and present, and put together an eclectic collection of highly amusing and insightful comments from their school days. * Pablo Picasso: Pablo ended up spending most of his time following the headmaster's attractive wife around 'like a puppy': 'If you want your son to learn from my wife how to cook or how she bathes the baby, we can continue with the same conditions, but if you want something more, there will have to be some changes.' * Ian Fleming: 'He ought to make an excellent Soldier, provided always that the Ladies don't ruin him.' (Fleming – the creator of James Bond – had to leave Sandhurst when he caught gonorrhea.) * Jeffrey Archer: 'I was allowed to ring the bell for five minutes until everyone was in assembly. It was the beginning of power.' * Lynne Truss: 'Inclined to fussiness.' * Errol Flynn: 'Nothing but trouble. I don't know what you need young man, but, whatever it is, this school has not got it. You are expelled, Flynn, for being a disturbing influence on the rest of the scholars.'
Posted in Biography & Autobiography

Could Do Better

Author: Norman McGreevy

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 184901664X

Category: Humor

Page: 160

View: 911

Norman McGreevy's illustrated selection of schoolchildren's struggles with the pitfalls of the English language ranges from hilarious howlers on topics like history and religion to ridiculous spelling errors, grammatical catastrophes and malapropisms. Examples include: An octopus is a person who hopes for the best. There are 4 kinds of food - tined, jared, caned & raped. His mother, being immortal, had died. Running is a great sport, and I thank God for exposing me to the track team. I took out a book to read and settled down to read, but soon put it down because I couldn't read. Romeo and Juliet tell each other how much they are in love in the baloney scene. She draped her posterior over a grubby stool. The equator is a menagerie lion running around the Earth through Africa. Clowns tie their trousers with string which, when it is pulled, shows a hair-raising scene. At the age of 17 I have finally been accepted by my family. Pavlov studied the salvation of dogs. Trigonometry is when a lady marries three men at the same time. Q: In a democratic society, how important are elections? A: Very important. Sex can only happen when a male gets an election. The feminine of manager is managerie. The two kinds of book printed are friction and non-friction. Tarzan is a short name for the American flag. It's full name is Tarzan Stripes. Catharsisis a psychological means of stopping a catarrh. It illustrates the influence of mind over body. Mastication is what the Italians do with their hands when they talk English. Jesus was born because Mary had an Immaculate Contraption. Sir Francis Drake circumcised the world with a 100-foot clipper. Henry met Becket on the altar steps and severely massacred him. The Pilgrim Fathers became a big band of Quackers. The leader of the Bolsheviks was John Lennon.
Posted in Humor

Could Do Better

Why Children Underachieve and What to Do about It

Author: Harvey P. Mandel,Loral Dean,Sander I. Marcus

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780006385509

Category: Achievement motivation in children

Page: 291

View: 8856

This work provides detailed techniques for recognizing, understanding and effectively helping under-achieving children of any age in school and at home. This book states that all under-achievers are not alike, identifying the six under-achiever styles: coasting; overanxious; identity-searching; wheeler-dealing; sad and defiant. It also offers programs tailored to each type of under-achiever including a detailed list and analysis of characteristics, a parent checklist, realistic dialogues, ways to help, and a profile of that type of under-achiever as an adult. There is a chapter on related problems, including learning disabilities and giftedness and where to get professional help.
Posted in Achievement motivation in children

Could Do Better

School Reports of the Great and Good

Author: Catherine Hurley

Publisher: Simon & Schuster (UK)

ISBN: 9780684025735

Category: Humor

Page: 176

View: 6432

A collection of honest and often hilarious extracts from the school reports of some of the most favourite celebrities: A few examples: 'He is so regular in his irregularity that I really don't know what to do' (Winston Churchill)'Certainly on the road to failure ... hopeless ... rather a clown in class ... wasting other pupils' time' (John Lennon) 'She must try to be less emotional in her dealings with others' (Diana, Princess of Wales) 'I think he is just a teeny bit pleased with himself - or so I am prepared to hazard.' (Michael Palin)
Posted in Humor

Could Do Better--

How Parents Can Help Their Children Succeed at School

Author: Noel Janis-Norton

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781842993033

Category: Education

Page: 200

View: 2785

Explains in detail how parents can teach their children the essential skills and attitudes that will enable them to learn to the best of their ability.
Posted in Education

Could Do Better

Author: Joanna Nadin

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781408274125


Page: 64

View: 3304

This title is part of Bug Club, the first whole-school reading programme to combine books with an online reading world to teach today's children to read. In this Year 6 Red B (NC level 5b) fiction novel ...Did you ever go to a school disco dressed in your pyjamas? Does your little sister go to school dressed as a carrot? Welcome to the world of Cosmo B. Henderson Nothing ever goes right for him, his dog eats EVERYTHING and his mum is mega-embarrassing. This is the second instalment of Cosmo's diary.
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Gutes besser tun

Wie wir mit effektivem Altruismus die Welt verändern können

Author: William MacAskill

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3843713391

Category: Social Science

Page: 288

View: 2115

Soll ich einen Flüchtling bei mir beherbergen? Ist es sinnvoll, nach Naturkatastrophen zu spenden? Übernehme ich besser die Patenschaft für ein Kind aus Äthiopien oder für ein Kind aus Deutschland? Helfe ich den Betroffenen, oder beruhige ich nur mein Gewissen? William MacAskill hat mit dem Konzept des effektiven Altruismus eine Antwort gefunden. Er nennt die Kriterien für sinnvolles und nachhaltiges Helfen. Oft sind es scheinbar kleine Handlungen, die Großes bewirken: Eine einfache Wurmkur verbessert die Lebensqualität afrikanischer Kinder mehr als eine teure Wasserpumpe fürs ganze Dorf. MacAskill zeigt, warum gut gemeint und gut gemacht zwei verschiedene Dinge sind und wie wir Veränderungen am besten erreichen können. Sein Buch ist eine konkrete Handreichung für alle, die Gutes noch besser tun wollen.
Posted in Social Science

We Can Do Better: Strategies for Racial Unity through Community Restoration

Author: Tony Evans

Publisher: Moody Publishers

ISBN: 0802490727

Category: Religion

Page: 48

View: 3914

“His intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known…” Ephesians 3:10 Churches have been uniquely called to impact our society for good. In this timely digital eBook, Dr. Tony Evans offers "the plan" we have all been looking for to not only bring about racial unity in our country but to also restore our communities. He unveils a local model for the church that will impact your community and effect change in the lives of many. This step-by-step plan is sure to transform communities, and our nation.
Posted in Religion

I Can Do Better All By Myself: New Day Divas Series Book Five

Author: E.N. Joy

Publisher: Urban Books

ISBN: 1599832402

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 8026

The singles ministry at New Day Temple of Faith is beginning to unravel, and the pastor is considering dissolving the ministry. Some members believe the only way to hold it together is by getting their pastor to join. And why shouldn't their leader show support by joining, considering the pastor's own single status? Some church members support the idea, while others frown upon the fact that they are being led by a shepherd who is single in the first place. It becomes an all-out war, with one side wanting the pastor to embrace singlehood, while others secretly play matchmaker. Marriage has been the furthest thing from the pastor's mind, not because there hasn't been an opportunity, but because there really hasn't been time. With a needy congregation facing trials and tribulations, Pastor has no time to play the dating game. Being a pastor on call twenty-four seven, who has time for a serious relationship period, other than the one with God? Eventually, decisions have to made around New Day. Will these decisions mend the ministry or destroy the church?
Posted in Fiction

You Can Do Better

How to Improve Your Self-Esteem, Stop Dating the Wrong Men and Start Living the Life You Deserve

Author: Ash Green

Publisher: Artrum Media

ISBN: 1938107586

Category: Self-Help

Page: N.A

View: 866

Low self-esteem is a problem that plagues many people. Especially women. They repeatedly make wrong choices in their lives as well as in men and end up in relationships that are not only unhealthy but also detrimental to their overall well-being. They just don't think they deserve better. They don't think they can do better. But they can. You Can Do Better: How to Improve Your Self-Esteem, Stop Dating the Wrong Men and Start Living the Life You Deserve is the book for the person who wants to have a better life and better relationships. If you're suffering because of low self-esteem, you just have to realize that you can do better and that you deserve better. This book can help.
Posted in Self-Help

Oh, the Things Mommies Do! what Could be Better Than Having Two?

Author: Crystal Tompkins

Publisher: Crystal Tompkins

ISBN: 0578027593

Category: Families

Page: 30

View: 6927

LGBT Children's Book. "Oh The Things Mommies Do!" is a bouncy, and playful look at the joys of a two Mom family. With its catchy rhymes and vibrant illustrations, it is a pleasure for children and parents alike!
Posted in Families

Reinventing The World, We Can Do Better

Author: Ben Korgen

Publisher: First Edition Design Pub.

ISBN: 1622879821

Category: Philosophy

Page: 280

View: 7875

The purpose of this book is to provide background information needed to start and wisely participate in a worldwide conversation that could lead to a happier and less confrontational world. It does this by defining history recycling leadership and suggesting methods of releasing ourselves from its grip. It defines history-recycling leadership as a process of social influence which maximizes the efforts of others but unintentionally spawns continuing cycles of prosperity, poverty, tranquility and violence. It recognizes that to escape from history-recycling leadership, humans will need fresh ideas. To get these ideas, they need to avoid depending on leaders who minimize the random popping of ideas into their heads to project their images as stable, solid citizens who can govern the ship of state with a steady hand on the helm. To get the ideas they need, humans also should avoid electing idea people to lead them because idea people usually do not make good leaders. Their most valuable thoughts pop into their heads at random in ways that prospective voters perceive as erratic and undesirable in leadership positions. For making progress in this direction, this book recognizes that we already have a working model to emulate. Science, engineering and technology have long histories of racing forward with little or no recycled effort. They have accomplished this driven by leaders who realize that maintaining the forward momentum of their efforts depends on accepting the inputs of idea people. This book recognizes that escaping from history-recycling leadership is not possible if leaders merely accept ideas from a limited number of idea people for at least two reasons. First, leaders depending on a random popping up of ideas in the minds of a small number of people may get ragged inputs of good, bad, relevant or irrelevant ideas on days when the best ideas in the world may be floating around somewhere in a distant country. Second, history-recycling leadership affects the lives of everyone in the world, suggesting defeating it will require the fruits of a worldwide effort. This book addresses needs for a worldwide effort by offering a sample path for testing, adopting or discarding for something better. This path includes methods of world-scale recruitment of idea people, harvesting ideas, filtering them to winnow out the most promising ones and debating their value before worldwide referendums for approval and implementation. The chapter titles of this book are Introduction, Confucius, Joan of Arc, Booker T. Washington, Fridtjof Nansen, Albert Einstein, Einstein's Letter, Adolph Hitler, Alister Hardy, Genetics, Multiple Intelligences, Gender, Personality, Temperament, Decision Chains, Leadership, Science, Thinking, Brainstorming, Energy, Population, Institutions, Politics, Atonement, Strawman Triggers, Influences and References. Keywords: History-Recycling Leadership, Idea People, Idea Creation, Idea Sorting, Linking Ideas to Leadership, Escaping from Ruts, Facing Reality, Accepting Diversity, Respect, Caring, Future Generations, Showing Courage.
Posted in Philosophy