Mike Nelson's Mind over Matters

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Author: Michael J. Nelson

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 9780061747786

Category: Humor

Page: 288

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Why do some people retain cute baby-talk names for their relatives (like "Num-Num" and "Pee-Paw") well into middle age? How should a reasonable person respond when Olivia Newton-John sings, "Have you never been mellow?" Who's responsible for the sorry state of men's fashion, and is it the same guy who invented the jerkin? Is there any future in being a Midwesterner? Can you really enjoy your lunch when the restaurant is decorated to look like an African plain? How come women keep dozens of bottles and jars of moisturizers, unguents, and lotions around -- all of them half empty? In more than 50 hilarious all-new essays, one of America's brightest young humorists -- the head writer and on-air host of the legendary TV series Mystery Science Theater 3000 -- finds the fun in all aspects of the human condition, no matter how absurd. Join Mike Nelson on an angst-filled visit to a health spa; shopping sessions at Home Depot and Radio Shack; adventures in the very amateur musical theater; a gut-busting discourse on the history of television; ruminations on his roles as husband, father, and citizen; and much, much more.

Books in Print

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Category: American literature

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Books in print is the major source of information on books currently published and in print in the United States. The database provides the record of forthcoming books, books in-print, and books out-of-print.

Learning from Each Other

Refining the Practice of Teaching in Higher Education

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Author: Michele Lee Kozimor-King,Jeffrey Chin

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN: 0520969030

Category: Social Science

Page: 336

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Learning from Each Other includes 20 original chapters written by well-known experts in the field of teaching and learning. Conceived for both new and experienced faculty at community colleges, four-year institutions, and research-intensive universities, the volume also addresses the interests of faculty and graduate students in programs designed to prepare future faculty and campus individuals responsible for faculty professional development. With the aim of cultivating engagement amongst students and deepening their understanding of the content, topics covered in this edited volume include: employing the science of learning in a social science context understanding the effects of a flipped classroom on student success pedagogical techniques to create a community of inquiry in online learning environments the risks and rewards of co-teaching reaching and teaching "non-traditional" students facilitating learning and leadership in student team projects connecting students with the community through research issues of assessment, including backward design, developing and using rubrics, and defining and implementing the scholarship of teaching and learning Through Learning from Each Other, all faculty who care about their teaching, but especially faculty in the social sciences, can successfully employ curricular innovations, classroom techniques, and advances in assessment to create better learning environments for their students.

Teaching Climate Change in the Humanities

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Author: Stephen Siperstein,Shane Hall,Stephanie LeMenager

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 1317423232

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 294

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Climate change is an enormous and increasingly urgent issue. This important book highlights how humanities disciplines can mobilize the creative and critical power of students, teachers, and communities to confront climate change. The book is divided into four clear sections to help readers integrate climate change into the classes and topics they are already teaching as well as engage with interdisciplinary methods and techniques. Teaching Climate Change in the Humanities constitutes a map and toolkit for anyone who wishes to draw upon the strengths of literary and cultural studies to teach valuable lessons that engage with climate change.

Forthcoming Books

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Author: Rose Arny

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

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At Home in Clearwater

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Author: Dale McMillan

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1450059082

Category: Fiction

Page: 462

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George and Ike Simmons returned home from WWII as celebrated War Heroes, at least in Clearwater County. At Home in Clearwater depicts the growing up years in the lives of the Simmons kids. It weaves a tale of romance, small-town gossip, compassion and humor, as George and Chassity, and Ike and Emma Simmons, with help from Aunt Mamie and Grandmother Marie, strive to build character and instill values of honesty, integrity, and compassion in their children. This task is carried out in the face of racial prejudice and small-town jealousy.

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Contemporary Art and Culture

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Category: Art, Modern

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