Gifted Hands

Author: Gregg Lewis,Deborah Shaw Lewis

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0310718945

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 142

View: 7850

A biography of the surgeon who overcame poverty and racism to become chief of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins University Hospital.

Gifted Hands 20th Anniversary Edition

Author: Ben Carson, M.D.

Publisher: Zondervan

ISBN: 0310334446

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 240

View: 8256

In 1987, Dr. Benjamin Carson gained worldwide recognition for his part in the first successful separation of Siamese twins joined at the back of the head. Carson pioneered again in a rare procedure known as a hemispherectomy, giving children without hope a second chance at life through a daring operation in which he literally removes one half of their brain. Such breakthroughs aren’t unusual for Ben Carson. He’s been beating the odds since he was a child. Raised in inner-city Detroit by a mother with a third grade education, Ben lacked motivation. He had terrible grades. And a pathological temper threatened to put him in jail. But Sonya Carson convinced her son he could make something of his life, even though everything around him said otherwise. Trust in God, a relentless belief in his own capabilities, and sheer determination catapulted Ben from failing grades to the directorship of pediatric neurosurgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland. Gifted Hands takes you into the operating room to witness surgeries that made headlines around the world—and into the private mind of a compassionate, God-fearing physician who lives to help others.

Sky Watcher

Author: Heather Lynn

Publisher: Heather Lynn

ISBN: 1777791650

Category: Fiction

Page: 455

View: 6982

She didn’t see this coming . . . After glimpsing Jessica’s grief-stricken face reflected in the window, Charlotte Williams—along with her husband, Ben—is pulled back to the future she left behind to help her friend. What Charlotte and Jessica share connects them irreversibly, their lives now intertwined forever. Confident their bond can transcend time, Charlotte returns “home” to her life in the past. Following a risky time jump, Charlotte and Ben are reunited with their friends and family in 1819 and she resumes her mission to pass on a dear departed friend’s heirloom ring. As they begin to grow their own family, they face a series of challenges, including a surprising opportunity for Ben. The ensuing adventure leads to an inevitable encounter that tests their marriage absolutely. The love between Charlotte and her friends spans time and space, helping her to define family and what home is. And yet, illusion and betrayal threaten to obscure her reality. Will she come through this with her family intact? How will Charlotte move forward?

Special Populations in Gifted Education

Author: Jaime A. Castellano,Andrea Dawn Frazier

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000503429

Category: Education

Page: 482

View: 3890

A gifted education Legacy Award winner, Special Populations in Gifted Education: Understanding Our Most Able Students From Diverse Backgrounds brings together the leading experts in the field, who combine both knowledge of and leadership experience with gifted students from diverse backgrounds. Public schools are as diverse as ever, and as a result, historically underrepresented students need to be included in gifted education programs that serve our most able students. This edited book helps to raise the awareness level and knowledge base of all educators, particularly teachers of the gifted, who work with a kaleidoscope of special populations in gifted education. Chapters in this volume focus on topics such as gifted education in rural environments, highly gifted learners, twice-exceptional children, gifted females, gifted and talented students on the autism spectrum, English language learners, underachievement, and students from culturally or linguistically diverse backgrounds. Special Populations in Gifted Education is a must-have for educators working with students from diverse backgrounds.

360 Degrees of Reading

Author: W. E. Poplaski

Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 1598583794

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 456

View: 8895

What do Richard Dawkins, Jackie Robinson, and St Teresa have in common? .They all can be found in this book! 360 of Reading is a literature reference guide for high school students. It makes a great stocking stuffer at Christmas, or 'end of school year' gift for that special student. Any student who wants to read great literature will benefit from this book. It has reference pages for 360 books that cover novels, drama, poetry, and a broad range of non-fiction. Each reference page includes bibliographic information, a descriptive note, keywords and more. Furthermore, the books are indexed by author, country of origin, date of first publication, and keywords. It also has an appendix listing an additional forty titles. Twenty-four books by Pulitzer Prize winners and twenty-six books by Nobel Prize in Literature winners are among the works listed in this reference guide."

Integrating African American Literature in the Library and Classroom

Author: Dorothy Littlejohn Guthrie

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 159884752X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 294

View: 960

In this book, African American literature is illuminated through a project-based curriculum that incorporates national curriculum standards. • At least eight lesson plans per chapter that can be adapted for use with elementary, middle, and high school students • Extensions to each featured book, including activities for students in grades K–12 • Guided practice ideas for every book • Instructions and strategies for organizing and promoting an African American Book Awards Reading Program • A list of suggested videos, DVDs, and sound recordings to use with lesson designs • Multiple bibliographies of books, authors, and illustrators, and a list of relevant websites

Mimie's Fantasy Stories

Author: Moronke Oluwatoyin

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1716638607

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 904

Mimi’s- Fantasy Stories is full of exciting fables. It brings you a wide range of stories like the forbidden river in Kethura village that existed thousand years ago on top of Mt. Venus, the glassy fish gate, Odo-do-dio-do, The fairest girl in Cayman Island, Miss Bossy Boots, the Purveyor’s wishes, Mary and her missing lamb, and many more. Each story is linked by a positive message of hope that makes you feel better, smarter, or even loved. There is power in telling stories and these tales are guaranteed to delight and entertain both the young and adults.

Saving Students from a Shattered System

Author: Lee, Eldon 'Cap',Mary Gale Budzisz

Publisher: R&L Education

ISBN: 1607093723

Category: Education

Page: 154

View: 1442

Based on real experiences of those in the trenches, this book describes a new delivery system of education designed to allow all students to succeed with the help of teachers who are led by their passion to do what is right for students.