Penguin Bloom

Author: Cameron Bloom,Bradley Trevor Greive

Publisher: Canongate Books

ISBN: 1782119809

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 8009

They saved a little bird . . . And in return she saved them too After a near-fatal fall left Sam Bloom paralysed, no one - not her husband Cameron, nor their three boys - could reach her in the darkest days of her struggle. But everything changed when a new member of the family unexpectedly landed in their lives: an injured magpie chick abandoned after she fell from her nest, whom they named Penguin Bloom. Powerful and tender, Penguin Bloom is a beautifully written account of how compassion, friendship and family can come from unexpected places.

Penguin the Magpie

Author: Cameron Bloom,Bradley Trevor Greive

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1501162888

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 208

View: 2263

Penguin the Magpie is the extraordinary true story of recovery, hope, and courage as one injured bird and her human family learn to heal and celebrate life, featuring the gorgeous photography of Cameron Bloom and a captivating narrative by New York Times bestselling author of The Blue Day Book Bradley Trevor Greive. People around the world have fallen in love with Penguin the Magpie, a global social media sensation, and her adventures with her human family. But there is far more to Penguin's story than meets the eye. It all begins when Sam, Cameron Bloom's wife, suffers a near fatal fall that leaves her paralyzed and deeply depressed. One of their three sons, reeling from the tragic accident, discovers an injured magpie chick abandoned after she had fallen from her nest. The boys name the bird Penguin, for her black-and-white plumage. As they nurse Penguin back to health, the incredible joy, playfulness, and strength she exudes fortify the family and especially lift Sam's spirits. Penguin's resilience demonstrates that, however bleak things may seem, compassion, friendship, and support can come from unexpected places ensuring there will always be better days ahead. This plucky little magpie reminds us all that, no matter how lost, fragile, or damaged we feel, accepting the love of others and loving them in return will help to make us whole.

Encyclopedia of New Religious Movements

Author: Peter Clarke,Reader in Modern History and Fellow Peter Clarke

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134499701

Category: Reference

Page: 720

View: 7449

New Religious Movements (NRMs) can involve vast numbers of followers and in many cases are radically changing the way people understand and practice religion and spirituality. Moreover, many are having a profound impact on the form and content of mainstream religion. The Encyclopedia of New Religious Movements provides uniquely global coverage of the phenomenon, with entries on over three-hundred movement from almost every country in the world. Coverage includes movements that derive from the major religions of the world and to neo-traditional movements, movements often overlooked in the study of NRMs. In addition to the coverage of particular movements there are also entries on topics, themes, key thinkers and key ideas, for example the New Age Movement, Neo-Paganism, New Religion and gender, NRMs and cyberspace, NRMs and the law, the Anti-Cult Movement, Swedenborg, Jung, Teilhard de Chardin, Lovelock, Gurdjieff, al-Banna, Qutb. The marked global approach and comprehensiveness of the encyclopedia enable an appreciation of the innovative energy of NRMs, of their extraordinary diversity, and the often surprising ways in which they can propagate geographically. The most ambitions publication of its sort, the Encyclopedia of New Religious Movements is a major addition to the reference literature for students and researchers of the field in religious studies and the social sciences. Entries are cross-referenced with short bibliographies for further reading. There is a full index.

Bringing Forth the Bard

Author: Zoe Enser

Publisher: Crown House Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1785836331

Category: Education

Page: N.A

View: 477

Foreword by Professor Emma Smith. The more you explore the plays of Shakespeare, the more you realise how they are an interrelated network of ideas and themes linked to his context, his audience and his understanding of the world. This book aims to equip busy teachers with the core knowledge of Shakespeare's body of work, enabling them to make links between themes, characters, language and allusions. Each section includes tips on how to bring this to life in the classroom, and features case studies from practising teachers in a range of contexts to illustrate how they can ensure that their students develop an appreciation of his work moving beyond the requirements of exams and empowering them to engage in the discussion around his influence and enduring appeal. The link between subject knowledge and pedagogical approaches runs throughout the book, focusing on the Shakespeare plays most popularly taught in the classroom and how we can enrich students' understanding of these by looking both at the links across the domain and the bigger picture his work presents.

A Fraction Stronger

Author: Mark Berridge

Publisher: Major Street Publishing

ISBN: 1922611298

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

View: 8602

A Fraction Stronger is the inspiring story of one man's survival after a life-changing accident, and how to find possibility in life's darkest moments.In a split second, Mark Berridge's life came crashing down. His bicycle understeered through a corner, the impact wrenching him over the handlebars and catapulting him headfirst into a stormwater drain. A large piece of dislodged vertebrae compressed his spinal cord, causing devastating nerve damage. The accident fractured Mark's body and his identity. Fortunately, his helmet &– though deeply crushed &– protected his ability to think and retain valuable memories, allowing him to pursue every possible avenue in his physical recovery and beyond.Mark spent more than six weeks in hospital and nine months in intensive rehabilitation. His sustained effort to regain mobility became an integral part of his new identity.A Fraction Stronger is Mark's story, focused on the insight and inspiration that will guide you through life's impossible moments. Mark shares how small actions, combined with determination to seek out possibility in the darkness, can light your way forwards.


Author: Martin Robinson

Publisher: Crown House Publishing Ltd

ISBN: 1785834487

Category: Education

Page: 200

View: 7351

Martin Robinson's Curriculum: Athena versus the machine explores the educational value of a curriculum rooted in the pursuit of wisdom and advocates the enshrinement of such a curriculum as the central concern of an academic institution. Rather than being seen as a data-driven machine, a school should be viewed as a place that enables children to develop thoughtful perspectives on the world, through which they can pursue wisdom and be free to join in with the ancient and continuing conversation: 'What is it to be human?' Teachers need to be liberated from policy-led prescription in order to design curricula which bring the subjects being studied, rather than the blind pursuit of measurable outcomes, to the foreground of the school's teaching and learning agenda. In Curriculum, Martin Robinson explores how this can be achieved. The Machine demands data, order and regulation; Athena is the goddess of philosophy, courage and inspiration. An Athena curriculum celebrates wisdom and skills, and considers why it seeks to transmit the knowledge that it does. In this book, Martin examines how we can construct a curriculum that will allow liberal education to flourish. Anti gimmick and pro wisdom, the principles that he advocates will make a big difference to teachers' and pupils' lives, and will help to ensure that our young adults are better educated. Suitable for teachers, school leaders and policy makers.

Teaching And Training In Lifelong Learning

Author: Armitage, Andy,Evershed, Jane,Hayes, Dennis

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education (UK)

ISBN: 0335246281

Category: Education

Page: 352

View: 7036

This volume examines key areas in post-compulsory education through topical discussion, practical exercises, theory, reading, analysis, information, and examples of student work.

Brand New Brand Thinking

Author: Merry Baskin

Publisher: Kogan Page Publishers

ISBN: 0749447095

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 3193

The way that the advertising industry operates has changed greatly in recent years. This volume seeks to pull together these new ideas - with suggestions on what to do in practical terms - into one "compilation" volume. Each chapter has been contributed by a different expert who has something to say on the traditional themes of strategy, research, creativity and collaboration. In an age of information overload, the aim of the work is to provide a short-cut to the thinking and encourage the reader to rethink their basic assumptions on branding and advertising. Topics covered include: learning to live without the brand; letting brands speak for themselves; the company brand; brand communication beyond customers; brand strategy versus brand tactics; time to let go; brands on the brain; creative thinking with discipline; techniques for creative brand thinking; adios to the plan; and lest we forget.


Author: Ziyad Marar

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317488695

Category: Philosophy

Page: 160

View: 9789

Most of us think we are about 15 per cent cleverer, nicer, more attractive and better drivers than others think we are. It seems deception begins at home. After all the most convincing liars convince themselves first. Sellers and buyers, parents and children, friends and lovers must conceal from each other the unutterable truth that they don't believe or want the same things. In this book, Ziyad Marar throws a revealing light on the many ways deception is woven into the texture of human life: our wiring leaves us easily suckered by persuasive illusions, while our contradictory desires (for sex and honesty, money and kindness, for cake and losing weight) force us to cook up self-serving stories. We manage flattering impressions with effortless skill, while pretending our sins and self-indulgences are beyond our control.Drawing on insights from philosophy, psychology and literature, Marar explores the implications for living well in the shadow of Kant's humbling thought that "out of the crooked timber of humanity, no straight thing was ever made".