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The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind

By William Kamkwamba,Bryan Mealer
  • ISBN Code: : 1101637420
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Pages : 304
  • Category : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Now a Netflix film starring and directed by Chiwetel Ejiofor, this is a gripping memoir of survival and perseverance about the heroic young inventor who brought electricity to his Malawian village. When a terrible drought struck William Kamkwamba's tiny village in Malawi, his family lost all of the season's crops, leaving them with nothing to eat and nothing to sell. William began to explore science books in his village library, looking for a solution. There, he came up with the idea that would change his family's life forever: he could build a windmill. Made out of scrap metal and old bicycle parts, William's windmill brought electricity to his home and helped his family pump the water they needed to farm the land. Retold for a younger audience, this exciting memoir shows how, even in a desperate situation, one boy's brilliant idea can light up the world. Complete with photographs, illustrations, and an epilogue that will bring readers up to date on William's story, this is the perfect edition to read and share with the whole family.

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  • Pdf File: boost-your-steam-program-with-great-literature-and-activities.pdf

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You've created a STEAM program in your library, but how do you work literacy into the curriculum? With this collection of resource recommendations, direction for program development, and activities, you'll have students reading proficiently in no time. • Presents complementary annotated books and discussion questions to engage students in STEAM topics • Offers topical project and problem-solving activity ideas for students in the library makerspace • Provides research and additional resources for teachers and librarians to use in implementing successful STEAM programs

The Palgrave Handbook of African Entrepreneurship

By Oluwaseun Kolade,David Rae,Demola Obembe,Kassa Woldesenbet Beta
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer Nature
  • Book Code : 303075894X
  • Total of Pages : 625
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 219
  • Pdf File: the-palgrave-handbook-of-african-entrepreneurship.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This comprehensive handbook offers a state-of-the-art guide to new frontiers of African entrepreneurship. Written from a Pan-African perspective by a cast of international authors, the book addresses the rapid modernisation and evolution of African entrepreneurship and business practices. It maps new developments in entrepreneurial ecosystems, technology and digital entrepreneurship, entrepreneurship in conflict zones, and gender and diversity issues. It proposes new models for entrepreneurial financing and explores the contrast between entrepreneurship in high-technology urban centers with peripheral rural districts and conflict zones. Bringing together empirical insights and case studies from countries across Africa, the Handbook illuminates regional and contextual differences and shares theoretical and practical insights which inform policy and practice. It is an ideal guide for researchers and students working on international business, entrepreneurship and emerging economies. It will also inform policymakers in developing context-informed entrepreneurial policies and initiatives in Africa.

The Lion Awakes

By Ashish J. Thakkar
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : St. Martin's Press
  • Book Code : 1466878878
  • Total of Pages : 256
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 544
  • Pdf File: the-lion-awakes.pdf

Book Short Summary:

Three little known facts: Africa is now the world's fastest growing continent, with average GDP growth of 5.5% the past 10 years. Malaria deaths have declined by 30% and HIV infections by 74%. Nigeria produces more movies than America does. The Lion Awakes is the true story of today's Africa, one often overshadowed by the dire headlines. Traveling from his ancestral home in Uganda, East Africa, to the booming economy and (if chaotic) new democracies of West Africa, and down to the "Silicon Savannahs" of Kenya and Rwanda, Ashish J. Thakkar shows us an Africa that few Westerners are aware exists. Far from being a place in need of our pity and aid, we see a continent undergoing a remarkable transformation and economic development. We meet a new generation of ambitious, tech savvy young Africans who are developing everything from bamboo bicycles to iPhone Apps; we meet artists, film makers and architects thriving with newfound freedom and opportunity, and we are introduced to hyper-educated members of the Diaspora who have returned to Africa after years abroad to open companies and take up positions in government. They all tell the same story: 21st Century Africa offers them more opportunity than the First World. Drawing from his business experience, and his own family's history in Africa, which include his parents' expulsion from Uganda by Idi Amin in the 70s and his own survival of the Rwandan genocide in 1994, Ashish shows us how much difference a decade can make.

Untapped Talent

By D. Monroe
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 1137321350
  • Total of Pages : 180
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 356
  • Pdf File: untapped-talent.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A practical guide packed with examples of organizations that have successfully tapped into the hidden talents of their workforce. Managers will learn to recognize and mine some key, fundamental leadership traits that are essential for a competitive business.

Your Curriculum Companion:

By Libby Woodfin,Suzanne Nathan Plaut,Sarah Boddy Norris
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : EL Education
  • Book Code : 1683626257
  • Total of Pages : 430
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 884
  • Pdf File: your-curriculum-companion.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This essential guide to the EL Education 6-8 Language Arts Curriculum is one part roadmap to the curriculum, one part orientation to its instructional practices, and one part coach--to answer your questions, relieve your stress, and put you and your students on the path to success. Your Curriculum Companion explores the foundations of the curriculum including the principles and research it was built on and the instructional practices that make it unique. The book is designed to help you "look under the hood" at practices embedded throughout the curriculum so that you can sharpen your instruction, support students to be leaders of their own learning, and make well-informed changes to best meet your students' needs. Key features of Your Curriculum Companion include: Twenty-two accompanying videos--see the curriculum in action Task cards for guidance on how to plan when the planning has been done for you A deep dive into the purpose and structure of close reading, including a sample annotated lesson An exploration of the relationship between reading and writing and how the curriculum is designed to help students become strong communicators, including an annotated "read-think-talk-write" lesson The why, what, and how of supporting students to meet grade-level expectations, supporting students who need additional challenges, and supporting English language learners Guidance for turning evidence of student progress into usable data that can inform your instruction Support for school leaders

Lead with Heart in Mind

By Joan Marques
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Springer
  • Book Code : 3030170284
  • Total of Pages : 161
  • Category : Business & Economics
  • Members : 830
  • Pdf File: lead-with-heart-in-mind.pdf

Book Short Summary:

This enlightening and inspiring book shows both accomplished and aspiring leaders how to harness Buddhist philosophies to practice more effective and sustainable leadership. Illustrated through the stories of visionary and innovative leaders in many fields, including Elon Musk (Tesla), Malala Yousafzai (human rights), Howard Schultz (Starbucks), and Muhammad Yunus (microfinance and development), this volume links an ancient Buddhist concept, known as the Noble Eightfold Path, to contemporary needs to develop an alternative paradigm to the excessive bottom-line focus and winner-take-all approach that has come to dominate leadership practice in recent decades. The stunning rejection by the United Kingdom of the European Union and the divisive US presidential race of 2016 serve as a dramatic backdrop to complex social issues that require creative solutions bringing together stakeholders from different fields and points of view. The Eightfold Path—characterized by the following elements: Right View, Right Intention, Right Speech, Right Action, Right Livelihood, Right Effort, Right Mindfulness, and Right Concentration—is an approach to leadership that balances individual and collective concerns while aligning pragmatic and spiritual priorities. Joan Marques, an accomplished author, speaker, and educator on spirituality in organizations, with extensive experience in teaching and applying Buddhist principles, demonstrates how the Eightfold Path can inform practices and decisions that result in long-term communal benefits, and, in the process, develop more mindful and conscientious leaders capable of tackling multifaceted challenges.

The West and China in Africa

By Alemayehu Mekonnen
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : Wipf and Stock Publishers
  • Book Code : 1498220185
  • Total of Pages : 432
  • Category : History
  • Members : 276
  • Pdf File: the-west-and-china-in-africa.pdf

Book Short Summary:

The West and China in Africa: Civilization without Justice is an outcome of Dr. Alemayehu Mekonnen's personal intellectual struggle, life experience, and an attempt to understand Christ and his message within the cultural context of Africa. The intellectual struggle has to do with the paradoxical reality of Africa's situation. An attempt to reconcile the seemingly irreconcilable situation of Africa tests and stretches anyone's mind beyond limit. According to archaeological and geological findings, Africa is the first habitat of humanity and yet it is the least habitable place in the world today. The continent is extremely rich with natural resources, but it is known for poverty, disease, malnutrition, and starvation. As some Afro-centric scholars argue, Africa is the birthplace of world civilization and yet it is known for destruction. Social instability is rampant; coup d'etat and counter coup d'etat is common. Displacement and the number of refugees are ever increasing. As a person of African origin and now a US citizen, Mekonnen was able to see realities objectively in the eyes of an African and American. This book explores the myth and reality of Western, Eastern, and African dictators' role in the history of Africa.

The Wind below my Wings

By Rutu Gandhi
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : The Little Booktique Hub
  • Book Code : 9390487900
  • Total of Pages : 136
  • Category : Fiction
  • Members : 505
  • Pdf File: the-wind-below-my-wings.pdf

Book Short Summary:

A driving source of any soul is motivation, The source of motivation is what we should be grateful for. It is through this motivation that we thrive, It is the kindness towards another soul, that from our spirit we derive. Be thankful, They kept you grounded when you soared higher each day. Be pleased, They let their feathers bleed in their tireless efforts to bring the wind under yours. Stay motivated, Keep the locus of control in you. But in it’s process, Be obliged for those who held you straight to heaven, When staying on earth was difficult as hell. "The Wind Below my Wing" is a book on the theme "Motivational and gratitude expression" in which 30 authors from the globe have contributed their work.

Disciplinary Literacy as a Support for Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Teaching and Learning

By Haas, Leslie,Tussey, Jill T.
  • File : Pdf, ePub, Mobi, Kindle
  • Publisher : IGI Global
  • Book Code : 1668442167
  • Total of Pages : 391
  • Category : Language Arts & Disciplines
  • Members : 989
  • Pdf File: disciplinary-literacy-as-a-support-for-culturally-and-linguistically-responsive-teaching-and-learning.pdf

Book Short Summary:

All students deserve inclusive and engaging learning experiences. Opportunities for student growth and environments that honor culture and language are essential in a modern society that promotes inclusivity. Thoughtful disciplinary literacy practices offer embedded opportunities across grade levels and content areas to support inclusive classroom cultures. Therefore, the value of culturally and linguistically responsive pedagogy, supported through literacy experiences, should not be underestimated and should become a priority within K-12 education. Disciplinary Literacy as a Support for Culturally and Linguistically Responsive Teaching and Learning develops a conceptual framework and pedagogical support for disciplinary literacy practices related to culturally and linguistically responsive teaching and learning. It presents a variety of research and practice protocols supporting student success through explored connections between disciplinary literacy and inclusive pedagogical practices. Covering topics such as cultural awareness, racialized text, and gender identity development, this premier reference source is an indispensable resource for pre-service teachers, educators of K-12 and higher education, educational administration, government officials, curriculum directors, literacy professionals, professional development coordinators, teacher preparation programs, libraries, researchers, and academicians.