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?
Author: Stephanie Lehmann
Publisher: Hachette UK
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.
Help Your Kid Shine At School
Author: Phil Beadle
Publisher: Random House
Category: Family & Relationships
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.
Why Children Underachieve and What to Do about It
Author: Harvey P. Mandel,Loral Dean,Sander I. Marcus
Category: Achievement motivation in children
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)
School Reports of the Great and Good
Author: Catherine Hurley
Publisher: Simon & Schuster (UK)
contrasting assessments of the economic progress and prospects of the Thatcher Government at mid-term
Author: Michael Beenstock
Category: Biography & Autobiography
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.
How Parents Can Help Their Children Succeed at School
Author: Noel Janis-Norton
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 â€“ the creator of James Bond â€“ 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.'
More School Reports of the Great and the Good
Author: Catherine Hurley
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Biography & Autobiography
“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.
Author: Tony Evans
Publisher: Moody Publishers
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.
How to Improve Your Self-Esteem, Stop Dating the Wrong Men and Start Living the Life You Deserve
Author: Ash Green
Publisher: Artrum Media
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!
Author: Crystal Tompkins
Publisher: Crystal Tompkins
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.
Author: Ben Korgen
Publisher: First Edition Design Pub.
John Britten struggled through his early school life. Marked as a boy who 'could do better', his learning difficulties did not stop him from following his passion and realising his dream. This is the inspirational story of a design and engineering genius, creator of the Britten motorcycle. Ages 8+.
The Boy who Did Do Better
Author: Jennifer Beck
Publisher: DIANE Publishing