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The Artist's Guide to Drawing Realistic Animals
Doug Lindstrand

North Light Books, 2006

Breathe Life into Your Animal Drawings Wildlife artist Doug Lindstrand has spent 30+ years observing animals in nature and capturing them on paper. In this book, he distills his expertise into key lessons for drawing any animal in a charming, realistic style. Inside, a whole herd of step-by-step exercises and demonstrations (43, to be exact!) cover a broad range of subjects and challenges, including how to draw: Short, long and patterned fur ...


Discovery of the Child
Maria Montessori

Ballantine Books, 1986

Maria Montessori went beyond the conventions of the day to seek a new way of knowing and loving a child. In THE DISCOVERY OF THE CHILD, she describes the nature of the child and her method of working more fully with the child's urge to learn. With 16 pages of photographs.


The Couples Psychotherapy Treatment Planner
K. Daniel O'Leary, Richard E. Heyman, ...

Wiley, 2011

THE BESTSELLING TREATMENT PLANNING SYSTEM FOR MENTAL HEALTH PROFESSIONALS The Couples Psychotherapy Treatment Planner, Second Edition provides all the elements necessary to quickly and easily develop formal treatment plans that satisfy the demands of HMOs, managed care companies, third-party payors, and state and federal agencies. New edition features empirically supported, evidence-based treatment interventions New chapters on Internet ...


Observing the User Experience, Second Edition: A Practitioner's Guide to User Research
Elizabeth Goodman, Mike Kuniavsky, ...

Morgan Kaufmann, 2012

The gap between who designers and developers imagine their users are, and who those users really are can be the biggest problem with product development. Observing the User Experience will help you bridge that gap to understand what your users want and need from your product, and whether they'll be able to use what you've created. Filled with real-world experience and a wealth of practical information, this book presents a complete toolbox ...


A Grief Observed
C. S. Lewis

HarperOne, 2009

Written after his wife's tragic death as a way of surviving the "mad midnight moment," A Grief Observed is C.S. Lewis's honest reflection on the fundamental issues of life, death, and faith in the midst of loss. This work contains his concise, genuine reflections on that period: "Nothing will shake a man -- or at any rate a man like me -- out of his merely verbal thinking and his merely notional beliefs. He has to be knocked silly before he ...


The Observing One, 2011

It is an overwhelming experience of perfection and beauty to witness the "oneness", i.e., the "reality", perceived as intuition or "revelation" by those in the past and relayed through allegories and metaphors, arriving at the same truth with scientific findings.. As exquisitely and descriptively as one may talk about "What beauty is", ultimately its meaning can be as diverse and numerous as its admirers. Yet no matter how infinitely various ...


The Principal's Hot Seat: Observing Real-World Dilemmas
Nicholas J. Pace

R&L Education, 2011

The Principal's Hot Seat: Observing Real-World Dilemmas transcends traditional educational leadership case study books, featuring video footage of fifteen aspiring principals assuming the principal's role to face unique, unpredictable dilemmas recreated by real principals. One by one, the principals are challenged to think on their feet and respond to agitated teachers, angry students, and irate parents in a way that reflects their knowledge ...


Through the Looking Glass: Observations in the Early Childhood Classroom (3rd Edition)
Sheryl A. Nicolson, Susan G. Shipstead

Pearson, 2001

Taking a strong developmental focus, this book ensures that teachers understand the close relationship between observing, understanding what has been observed, and improving the educational curriculum and environment. This edition is the result of a continued commitment to produce a book on observation that unites solid methodological instruction with a broad understanding of children's development. Chapter 1 now covers information on ...


Stargazing For Dummies
Steve Owens

For Dummies, 2013

Reach for the stars Stargazing is the practice of observing the night sky and its contents - from constellations through to planets and galaxies. Stars and other night sky objects can be seen with the naked eye, or seen in greater numbers and in more detail with binoculars or a telescope. Stargazing For Dummies offers you the chance to explore the night sky, providing a detailed guide to the main constellations and also offering advice on ...


How to Read a Person Like a Book: Observing Body Language to Know What People Are Thinking
Gerard I. Nierenberg, Henry H. Calero, ...

Square One Publishers, 2010

Imagine meeting someone for the first time and within minutes—without a word being said—having the ability to tell what that person is thinking. Magic? Not quite. Whether people are aware of it or not, their body movements clearly express their attitudes and motives, communicating key information that is invaluable in a range of situations. How to Read a Person Like a Book is designed to teach you how to interpret and reply to the ...


Observing the Craft: The Pursuit of Excellence in Masonic Labour and Observance
Andrew Hammer

Mindhive Books, 2010

Written by Andrew Hammer, Master of one of the world's most historic Masonic lodges (Alexandria-Washington Lodge No. 22), Observing the Craft is a manifesto of sorts for the observant Mason, who seeks quality over quantity in every aspect of Freemasonry. It is a stringent argument for the Symbolic Lodge as being the whole of Masonry, calling for nothing but the utmost effort and commitment to be put into the operation of a Masonic lodge and its ...


An Amateur's Guide to Observing and Imaging the Heavens
Ian Morison

Cambridge University Press, 2014

An Amateur's Guide to Observing and Imaging the Heavens is a highly comprehensive guidebook that bridges the gap between the beginners' and hobbyists' books and the many specialised and subject-specific texts for more advanced amateur astronomers. Written by an experienced astronomer and educator, the book is a one-stop reference providing extensive information and advice about observing and imaging equipment, with detailed examples showing how ...


Observing and Understanding Child Development: A Child Study Manual
Debra Ahola, Abbe Kovacik

Cengage Learning, 2006

Observing and Understanding Child Development: A Child Study Manual is a text with the benefits of a resource and workbook, designed to help students and practitioners learn to gather and interpret data to gain insight into child development. The reader is first introduced to the importance and techniques of observation, being taught why, how, and when to observe. They then move into developmental domains including the typical patterns of ...


Observation Skills for Effective Teaching (6th Edition)
Gary D. Borich

Pearson, 2010

The sixth edition of Observation Skills for Effective Teaching focuses on observing others and incorporating the right tools, knowledge, and skills into your own practice — key principal means by which you can become an effective and professional teacher.   Using this text, you will learn to observe in the following eight areas: learning climate, classroom management, lesson clarity, instructional variety, task orientation, student ...


Observing Development of the Young Child (7th Edition)
Janice J. Beaty

Pearson, 2009

“How can we tell where children stand in their physical, cognitive, socioemotional, language, and creative development?  Do we test them?  Measure them? Compare them?”   This textbook teaches students how to become observers and how to document their findings using one tool:  The Child Development Checklist .  The author posits that the best method to determine a child’s strengths is for the teacher to observe ...


Reading People: How to Understand People and Predict Their Behavior--Anytime, Anyplace
Jo-Ellan Dimitrius, Wendy Patrick Mazzarella

Ballantine Books, 2008

How can you “hear between the lines” to detect a lie? When is intuition the best guide to making important decisions? What are the tell-tale signs of romantic attraction? Jo-Ellan Dimitrius–America’s leading behavioral expert–shows us how to spot the critical clues to a person’s integrity, work habits, and sexual interests, and to interpret these signs with accuracy and precision. In this phenomenal guide–now revised and ...


Hands-On Life Science Activities For Grades K-6
Marvin N. Tolman Ed.D.

Jossey-Bass, 2006

This is the second edition of Marvin N. Tolmans bestselling book Hands-On Life Science Activities for Grades K-6. Like all the books in The Science Problem-Solving Curriculum Library series, this revised edition offers compelling activities that help teach students thinking and reasoning skills along with basic science concepts and facts. The books activities follow the discovery/inquiry approach and encourage students to analyze, synthesize, ...


Gregory Parker

A Beka Book, 2001

This teachable, readable, and memorable book presents the universe as the direct creation of God and refutes the man-made idea of evolution. It is beautifully illustrated in full color with both photos and art, and features many charts and demonstrations. Projects and experiments for use at home and at school are included. Some of the topics covered are invertebrates, plants, forces of the earth, the universe, space travel, and materials. This ...


Observing Children in Their Natural Worlds: A Methodological Primer, Third Edition, ...

Psychology Press, 2012

This book shows readers how to conduct observational methods, research tools used to describe and explain behaviors as they unfold in everyday settings. The book now uses both an evolutionary and a cultural perspective. The methods presented are drawn from psychology, education, family studies, sociology, and anthropology, but the author's primary focus is on children in school, family, and social settings. Readers learn how to make observations ...


Focused Observations: How to Observe Children for Assessment and Curriculum Planning
Gaye Gronlund, Marlyn James

Redleaf Press, 2005

Give teachers the tools to watch, listen, and learn! Focused Observations provides a comprehensive introduction to observation in the early childhood classroom. Six chapters detail classroom-tested observation techniques that allow teachers to understand children’s behavior, assess children’s development, and develop curriculum that addresses children’s capabilities and passions. Ideal for pre-service or practicing teachers, Focused ...



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