Atlas of the heart : mapping meaningful connection and the language of human experience (streaming audio)"In Atlas of the Heart, Brown takes us on a journey through eighty-seven of the emotions and experiences that define what it means to be human. As she maps the necessary skills and an actionable framework for meaningful connection, she gives us the language and tools to access a universe of new choices and second chances--a universe where we can share and steward the stories of our bravest and most heartbreaking moments with one another in a way that builds connection"-- Provided by publisher
The Lost Art of Listening: how learning to listen can improve relationships 3rd ed. by Michael P. Nichols; Martha B. Straus"That isn't what I meant!" Truly listening and being heard is far from simple, even between people who care about each other. This perennial bestseller--now revised and updated for the digital age--analyzes how any conversation can go off the rails and provides essential skills for building mutual understanding. Thoughtful, witty, and empathic, the book is filled with vivid stories of couples, coworkers, friends, and family working through tough emotions and navigating differences of all kinds.
Call Number: BF323.L5 N53 2021
Making Lemonade by Laura J. Colker; Derry KoralekThe benefits of an optimistic thinking style have slowly been seeping into early childhood teaching practice through research on resiliency, leadership, health, and what has been termed "grit." Yet there remains a large vacuum in teacher education on both the importance and mechanics of teaching young children to become optimistic thinkers. Making Lemonade is the first-to-market book on the topic of learned optimism in young children and provides 14 practical, hands-on exercises and activities teachers and families can use to positively affect children.
Call Number: BF723.O67 C65 2019
C & D: World History
Scotland: the new state of an old nation by Murray Stewart Leith; Duncan SimThe country has transformed from the socially and politically conservative climate of the post-war period to a nation contemplating, for the second time, a move to independence - for all the uncertainty and turmoil that would bring. At a time when the country's future has topped the agenda in Britain and abroad, this book unpicks the complex weave of Scottish politics, society and culture, providing an essential insight into Scotland's present - and its future.
Braiding Sweetgrass (streaming audio) by Robin Wall Kimmerer (Narrated by)In Braiding Sweetgrass, Kimmerer brings these two lenses of knowing together to reveal what it means to see humans as "the younger brothers of creation." As she explores these themes, she circles toward a central argument: The awakening of a wider ecological consciousness requires the acknowledgement and celebration of our reciprocal relationship with the world. Once we begin to listen for the languages of other beings, we can begin to understand the innumerable life-giving gifts the world provides us and learn to offer our thanks, our care, and our own gifts in return.
H: Social Sciences: Business, Economics, Sociology
Degrowth (ebook) by Giorgos KallisGiorgos Kallis provides a clear and succinct guide to the central ideas of degrowth theory and explores what it would take for an economy to transition to a position that enables it to prosper without growth.
Essentials of Human Behavior: integrating person, environment, and the life course by Elizabeth D. Hutchison; Leanne Wood CharlesworthEssentials of Human Behavior combines Elizabeth D. Hutchison's two best-selling Dimensions of Human Behavior volumes into a single streamlined volume for understanding human behavior. The text presents a multidimensional framework integrating person, environment, and time to show students the dynamic, changing nature of person-in-environment. In this Third Edition, Hutchison is joined by new co-author Leanne Wood Charlesworth, who uses her practice and teaching experience to help organize the book's cutting-edge research and bring it into the classroom. The text will thoroughly support students′ understanding of human behavior theories and research and their applications to social work engagement, assessment, intervention, and evaluation across all levels of practice.
Relationships in Recovery by Kelly E. GreenWith inspiring stories and easy-to-use worksheets (you can download and print additional copies as needed), this book lights the way to a life untethered from addiction--and filled with positive connections
Call Number: HV4998 .G744 2021
Speaking of Race: how to have antiracist conversations that bring us together by Patricia Roberts-MillerPatricia Roberts-Miller is a scholar of rhetoric--the art of understanding misunderstandings. In Speaking of Race, she explains why the subject is a "third rail" and how we can do better: We can acknowledge that, in a racist society, racism is not the sole provenance of "bad people." We can focus on the harm it causes rather than the intent of offenders. And, when someone illuminates our own racist blind spots, we can take it not as a criticism, but as a kindness--and an opportunity to learn and to become less racist ourselves.
Call Number: HT1521 .R6255 2021
The Tiger Leading the Dragon: how Taiwan propelled China's economic rise (ebook) by Shelley RiggerHow did the once-secretive, isolated People's Republic of China become the factory to the world? Shelley Rigger convincingly demonstrates that the answer is Taiwan. She follows the evolution of Taiwan's influence from the period when Deng Xiaoping lifted Mao's prohibitions on business in the late 1970s, allowing investors from Taiwan to collaborate with local officials in the PRC to transform mainland China into a manufacturing powerhouse.
Compact Copyright by Sara BensonFocusing on copyright topics that arise frequently, including the right of first sale, fair use, and copying for preservation, this book will help library workers provide quick guidance for common situations.
Design in Mind by Miriam Beloglovsky; Michelle Grant-GrovesDesign in Mind outlines a framework for a design thinking process that helps educators tackle complex challenges in their educational ecosystems step by step to quickly find fresh ideas and solutions. It invites readers to simultaneously think like educators and designers while centering inquiry, equity, equality and inclusion, supporting creative tension, and encouraging collaborative innovation.
Call Number: LB1139.4 .B45 2021
Designs for Living and Learning, Second Edition by Deb Curtis; Margie CarterWith hundreds of all-new colorful photographs of real early learning settings and a multitude of simple and practical concepts for creative indoor and outdoor spaces and learning materials, this book truly is a source of inspiration as you learn how to shape welcoming spaces where children can learn and grow. Expanded chapters include new information reflecting current trends and concerns in early childhood, such as the use of repurposed and nontraditional materials, children in the outdoors, alternative ways to think about providing for learning outcomes, facing and overcoming barriers and negotiating change, and the impact of environmental rating scales in Quality Rating and Improvement Systems (QRIS). Two new chapters are included, one highlighting the transformations of environments with before and after photos and outlines of the process, and the other with examples of soliciting children's ideas about the environment. Deb Curtis and Margie Carter are internationally acclaimed experts in early childhood. They host three-day institutes and professional development seminars for early childhood professionals; consult with early childhood programs across North America, Australia, and New Zealand; and have written many books together.
Focused Portfolios by Gaye Gronlund; Bev EngelFocused Portfolios offers an innovative method to accurately document children's growth and development by observing them in the midst of their everyday activities. Used for years in programs across the country, this easy-to-use system has recently been updated to reflect current best practices in observation and assessment using portfolios, include information on apps and other digital tools to create portfolios for individual assessment and parent engagement, and incorporates individual state standards to develop portfolios that reflect the child's performance.
Helping Your Child Overcome Reading Challenges by Diane H. TraceyIn this straightforward, knowledgeable guide, she explains exactly how the reading process works and what you can do to foster literacy development every step of the way. Filled with checklists, fun activities to do with kids, and insightful stories, this compassionate resource gives you tools to help a struggling reader of any age become an avid book lover.
Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports for Preschool and Kindergarten by Marla J. LohmannPositive Behavior Interventions & Supports (PBIS) is an evidence-based framework for preventing and addressing challenging behaviors in the classroom; it has shown to be effective from preschool through high school. Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports for Preschool and Kindergarten will provide specific information for preschool and kindergarten teachers on creating and implementing a classroom-wide behavior management system, as well as research-based interventions for addressing challenging behaviors. Anecdotes and real-world examples illustrate the concepts presented by Dr. Marla J. Lohmann.
Teaching off Trail: my classroom's nature transformation through play by Peter DargatzTeaching Off Trail aims to inspire educators, administrators, and parents across all levels to turn their outrage for today's educational system into outreach that promotes passionate and purposeful problem-solving. He incorporates techniques often seen in private educational settings like Reggio and Montessori--student-centered, self-directed experiential approaches to learning) and shows how they work within a public school system.
When Play Isn't Easy by Sandra Heidemann; Deborah HewittSupport children who are struggling to enter and sustain play. Play is key to young children's development and one of the most influential ways they learn. Sometimes, though, play isn't easy for children. They may find it hard to fit in, get along, or collaborate with peers. With your help, children can learn more effective strategies to engage in productive play. This interactive workbook encourages thought, reflection, and discussion as you carefully observe play, identify where children's strengths and struggles are, and offer strategies to improve their play skills. It provides a detailed look at the Play Checklist introduced in the authors' book Play: The Pathway from Theory to Practice, and an exploration of how play connects to early learning standards. Use this workbook to deepen your understanding of how developmental challenges affect children's play skills--and make play an easier, more enjoyable experience for all children.
The Darkness Outside Us by Eliot SchreferTwo boys, alone in space. Sworn enemies sent on the same rescue mission. Ambrose wakes up on the Coordinated Endeavor with no memory of a launch. There's more that doesn't add up: evidence indicates strangers have been on board, the ship's operating system is voiced by his mother, and his handsome, brooding shipmate has barricaded himself away. But nothing will stop Ambrose from making his mission succeed--not when he's rescuing his own sister. In order to survive the ship's secrets, Ambrose and Kodiak will need to work together and learn to trust each other . . . especially once they discover what they are truly up against.
The Office Is a Beautiful Place When Everyone Else Works from Home by Scott AdamsNo one is more accomplished at making the drudgery of office work into comedy than Dilbert creator Scott Adams, whose landmark comic strip starring the downtrodden engineer have entertained millions of readers for the past three decades. This collection includes hundreds of the most recent Dilbert comics starring Dilbert, his pointy-haired boss, lazy colleague Wally, temperamental Alice, maniacal Catbert, and misguided intern Asok, among many others.
Call Number: PN6727.A3 D552852 2021
Starfish by Lisa FippsEver since Ellie wore a whale swimsuit and made a big splash at her fifth birthday party, she's been bullied about her weight. To cope, she tries to live by the Fat Girl Rules-like "no making waves," "avoid eating in public," and "don't move so fast that your body jiggles." And she's found her safe space-her swimming pool-where she feels weightless in a fat-obsessed world. In the water, she can stretch herself out like a starfish and take up all the room she wants. It's also where she can get away from her pushy mom, who thinks criticizing Ellie's weight will motivate her to diet. Fortunately, Ellie has allies in her dad, her therapist, and her new neighbor, Catalina, who loves Ellie for who she is. With this support buoying her, Ellie might finally be able to cast aside the Fat Girl Rules and starfish in real life--by unapologetically being her own fabulous self.
Coping with Cancer by Elizabeth Cohn Stuntz; Marsha M. LinehanThis compassionate book presents dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), a proven psychological intervention that Marsha M. Linehan developed specifically for the impossible situations of life--and which she and Elizabeth Cohn Stuntz now apply to the unique challenges of cancer for the first time.
Call Number: RC262 .S78 2021
Introduction to Critical Care Nursing by Mary Lou Sole; Deborah Goldenberg Klein; Marthe J. MoseleyStart here to master the concepts, technology, and procedures of critical care nursing! Introduction to Critical Care Nursing, 8th Edition prepares you to provide safe, effective, patient-centered care in a variety of high-acuity, progressive, and critical care settings. Evidence-based coverage includes realistic case studies and incorporates the latest advances in critical care. Disorders are conveniently organized by body system or special situation, and nursing management chapters include quick-reference nursing care plans. This clear, concise textbook will help you develop the knowledge and clinical reasoning skills needed for success in today''s highly complex critical care environments.
Wired Differently: a teachers guide to understanding sensory-processing challenges by Keriann WilmotPreschool is a time of wonder when curiosity, development, and learning intersect. While the new sights, routines, and experiences can make preschool exhilarating, what about children who struggle? Perhaps they exhibit odd behaviors: chewing on clothing, covering their ears, avoiding certain textures, refusing to sit with peers, screaming when frustrated, hitting, kicking, or biting. Wired Differently will help you to decode what may seem like everyday challenging behaviors. It's possible that these children are struggling with sensory processing disorder (SPD). * Differentiate between everyday challenging behaviors, and those that could signify something much more * Understand what sensory processing disorder (SPD) is and how it can interfere with a child's learning * Learn how to include sensory processing strategies as part of a typical classroom routine, and why they're important for all children * Effectively communicate with families about SPD behaviors and helpful learning techniques