Today I Made a Difference

A Collection of Inspirational Stories from America's Top Educators


Author: Joseph W Underwood

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1440504261

Category: Education

Page: 240

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Everyone remembers that teacher who made a difference. The one who went the extra mile to truly affect lives, whose lessons carried as much importance outside the classroom as inside. This book is a celebration of those teachers who continue to make an impact. A collection of stories from some of the country's top educators, this book is a celebration of teachers' work, and motivation for them to continue. Joseph Underwood has collected stories from each of the twenty-eight 2004 Disney Teacher™ of the Year honorees. And every story celebrates a different obstacle they overcame, the power and know-how needed to triumph, and the reward granted upon beating the odds. It's the perfect gift for anyone in or considering the profession. This collection is sure to inspire, celebrate, and motivate those people who make the biggest difference in everyone's life.

College Essays That Made a Difference, 6th Edition


Author: Princeton Review

Publisher: Princeton Review

ISBN: 0804125791

Category: Study Aids

Page: 384

View: 6203

No one knows colleges better than The Princeton Review! Not sure how to tackle the scariest part of your college application—the personal essays? Get a little inspiration from real-life examples of successful essays that scored! In College Essays That Made a Difference, 6th Edition, you’ll find: • More than 100 real essays written by 90 unique college hopefuls applying to Harvard, Stanford, Yale, and other top schools—along with their stats and where they ultimately got in • Tips and advice on avoiding common grammatical mistakes • Q&A with admissions pros from 20 top colleges, including Connecticut College, Cooper Union, The University of Chicago, and many more This 6th edition includes application essays written by students who enrolled at the following colleges: Amherst College Barnard College Brown University Bucknell University California Institute of Technology Claremont McKenna College Cornell University Dartmouth College Duke University Georgetown University Harvard College Massachusetts Institute of Technology Northwestern University Pomona College Princeton University Smith College Stanford University Swarthmore College Wellesley College Wesleyan University Yale University From the Trade Paperback edition.

Made a Difference for That One

A Surgeon's Letters Home from Iraq


Author: Christopher P. Coppola,Meredith Coppola

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595366244

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 132

View: 5071

Made a Difference for That One is a striking view of the war in Iraq through the eyes of a surgeon.

First Among Equals

How To Manage A Group Of Professionals


Author: Patrick J. McKenna,David H. Maister

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471108694

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

View: 1275

Managing people when you're not their boss is a challenge, particularly in professional service firms where, increasingly, top professionals are being tapped to lead their peers. Now Patrick McKenna and David Maister provide a 'play book' for professionals trying to be both a team member and coach. In industies ranging from banking and insurance to law and engineering, as well as in research labs and software companies, management responsibility is increasingly delegated - ususally without guidance - to those who head up smaller teams of professionals. FIRST AMONG EQUALS speaks directly to those who have gone from focusing on their own performance to being a group manager in charge of leading others. From understanding the group leader role to setting terms of reference and effectively dealing with talented prima donnas, McKenna and Maister present a thorough introduction to managing and orchestrating talent.

Racial and Ethnic Tensions in American Communities

Poverty, Inequality and Discrimination


Author: Mary Frances Berry

Publisher: DIANE Publishing

ISBN: 9780788189630


Page: 468

View: 5898

Hearing held before the U.S. Comm. on Civil Rights in L.A., CA, June 15-17, 1993. Unsettling episodes beginning with & emanating from the beating of Rodney King, a black man, by several white L.A.P.D. officers in Mar. 1991, confirmed the prior opinion of the Comm. that the tensions between racial & ethnic groups in L.A. required attention. During the 1993 hearing, the Comm. concentrated on 3 areas: (a) the administration of justice -- relating to police practices & policies; (b) economic development -- pertaining to unemployment, the L.A. Transportation System, job training & small bus. initiatives; & (c) the portrayals or projections of minorities through TV in both news & entertainment production.

I Didn't Cry Today

Addiction. Death. a Visit to Heaven. a Father's True Story


Author: Jerry Haney

Publisher: WestBow Press

ISBN: 1449748384

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 164

View: 4343

A child with all the promise a parent could hope for becomes a severe addict. A father pulls out all the stops to help him, oftentimes at the emotional expense of the rest of his family. Ups and downs, good times and bad, with lots of tears and prayers in between. Searching for somethinganythingthat might make a difference. In the end, all seems lost. My child, my son, lost his life to drug addiction. No one can comprehend the pain unless they have experienced it themselves. There is a hole in your heart that can never be healed. All seemed lost, including my faith. God, however, never gave up on me. Through his amazing grace, He took me to heaven. I saw my son. I saw Jesus, and He spoke to me. I literally received a hug from God. This is my sons story. This is my story.

I Make a Difference in Grand Prairie Isd!


Author: Grand Prairie Isd

Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing

ISBN: 1598586742

Category: Education

Page: 136

View: 2144

The Ultimate Teacher A Special Coach My 5th Grade Teacher My Favorite Teacher The Person Who Believed in Me

Medical School Essays That Made a Difference, 5th Edition


Author: Princeton Review

Publisher: Princeton Review

ISBN: 0804125856

Category: Study Aids

Page: 272

View: 7032

The inside word on medical school admissions. Gaining admission to a top medical school requires more than "just" a stellar MCAT score and an excellent GPA. You'll also need to nail your personal statement. In this book, you’ll find the help you need to do just that: • 45 real essays from future doctors, along with each applicant’s MCAT scores, GPA, and admissions profile • An overview of med school admissions and financial aid, including a breakdown of the “anatomy” of the application • Interviews with admissions officers who have read thousands of application essays This fifth edition of Medical School Essays That Made a Difference includes application essays from students who enrolled at the following schools: Cornell University, Joan and Sanford I. Weill Medical College Georgetown University, School of Medicine Johns Hopkins University, School of Medicine New York University, NYU School of Medicine Temple University, School of Medicine Tulane University, School of Medicine University of Virginia, School of Medicine University of Wisconsin—Madison, School of Medicine and Public Health Yale University, School of Medicine From the Trade Paperback edition.

Lizzy's Bridge


Author: Joanne Bunyak

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1477106243

Category: Fiction

Page: 388

View: 8204

Deep in the mountains of western Pennsylvania, the fictional small coal mining towns held many secrets during the post World War II era. Centered in the tiny village of Gunther, PUDDIN FOR BREAKFAST masterfully described a childs transcendence from a dysfunctional familys cruelty. KISS THE FLY GOODBYE brilliantly set the wheels of vigilantly justice into motion. Now LIZZYS BRIDGE completes the trilogy to tell the story of Lizzy Wickett. This young woman had only one secret...her son, Rayn. Exaggerated tales of Lizzys traumatic experience fed the gossipers and created a mystery, while the reality behind Rayns conception remained a secret. Seventeen years after Rayns birth, Lizzy finds herself facing repressed emotions. Can Lizzy muster the courage to face the past and cross her emotional bridges? Can she face the demons that have lain dormant for so many years? Will those who are intertwined in Lizzys circle be able to face facts that threaten to disrupt, or possibly destroy, their lives. Learning the truth about Lizzys attacker only forces more truths to surface creating situations that could affect many in the community, including her attackers sons. Reunited with love, Lizzy understands the need to allay her anxieties. Intrigue and romance seemingly swim against the current throughout the story. Will love and trust be enough for Lizzy to bridge her fears? Can she successfully tread a life of deserved happiness when she crosses Lizzys Bridge for the last time? Will Lizzys truths prove triumphant? Dare to cross Lizzys Bridge with her and discover a tale of invigorated strength.