Gifted Hands 20th Anniversary Edition

Gifted Hands 20th Anniversary Edition
The Ben Carson Story

by Ben Carson, M.D.

  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release : 2011-04-19
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 0310334446
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Think Big

Think Big
Unleashing Your Potential for Excellence

by Ben Carson, M.D.,Cecil Murphey

  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release : 2009-08-30
  • Pages : 272
  • ISBN : 0310860482
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book is for you if your life is a series of shattered dreams. This book is for you if you have no dreams at all. It's for you if you've bought the lie that you'll never amount to anything. That's not true. Your life is BIG--far bigger than you've imagined. Inside these pages lie the keys to recognizing the full potential of your life. You won't necessarily become a millionaire (though you might), but you will attain a life that is rewarding, significant, and more fruitful than you ever thought possible. The author of this book knows about hardship. Ben Carson grew up in inner-city Detroit. His mother was illiterate. His father had left the family. His grade-school classmates considered Ben stupid. He struggled with a violent temper. In every respect, Ben's harsh circumstances seemed only to point to a harsher future and a bad end. But that's not what happened. By applying the principles in this book, Ben rose from his tough life to one of amazing accomplishments and international renown. He learned that he had potential, he learned how to unleash it, and he did. You can too. Put the principles in this book in motion. Things won't change overnight, but they will change. You can transform your life into one you'll love, bigger than you've ever dreamed.

Take the Risk

Take the Risk
Learning to Identify, Choose, and Live with Acceptable Risk

by Ben Carson, M.D.

  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release : 2009-05-26
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 0310315921
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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No risk, pay the cost. Know risk, reap the rewards. In our risk-avoidance culture, we place a high premium on safety. We insure our vacations. We check crash tests on cars. We extend the warranties on our appliances. But by insulating ourselves from the unknown—the risks of life—we miss the great adventure of living our lives to their full potential. Ben Carson spent his childhood as an at-risk child on the streets of Detroit, and today he takes daily risks in performing complex surgeries on the brain and the spinal cord. Now, offering inspiring personal examples, Dr. Carson invites us to embrace risk in our own lives. From a man whose life dramatically portrays the connection between great risks and greater successes, here are insights that will help you dispel your fear of risk so you can dream big, aim high, move with confidence, and reap rewards you’ve never imagined. By avoiding risk, are you also avoiding the full potential of your life? The surgery was as risky as anything Dr. Ben Carson had seen. The Bijani sisters—conjoined twins—shared part of a skull, brain tissue, and crucial blood flow. One or both of them could die during the operation. But the women wanted separate lives. And they were willing to accept the risk to reach the goal, even against the advice of their doctors … As a child on the dangerous streets of Detroit, and as a surgeon in operating theaters around the world, Dr. Ben Carson has learned all about risk—he faces it on a daily basis. Out of his perilous childhood, a world-class surgeon emerged precisely because of the risks Dr. Carson was willing to take. In his compelling new book, he examines our safety-at-all-costs culture and the meaning of risk and security in our lives. In our 21st-century world, we insulate ourselves with safety. We insure everything from vacations to cell phones. We go on low-cholesterol diets and buy low-risk mutual funds. But in the end, everyone faces risk, like the Bijani twins did with their brave decision. Even if our choices are not so dramatic or the outcome so heartbreaking, what does it mean if we back away instead of move forward? Have we so muffled our hearts and minds that we fail to reach for all that life can offer us—and all that we can offer life? Take the Risk guides the reader through an examination of risk, including: • A short review of risk-taking in history. • An assessment of the real costs and rewards of risk. • Learning how to assess and accept risks. • Understanding how risk reveals the purpose of your lives.

Gifted Hands

Gifted Hands
The Ben Carson Story

by Gregg Lewis,Deborah Shaw Lewis

  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release : 2014-08-18
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 9780310738305
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this newly revised edition including new content and additional photographs, kids ages 8-12 will read the extraordinary true story of Ben Carson, who grew up to becoming one of the world's leading pediatric neurosurgeons. When Ben Carson was in school, his classmates called him the class dummy. Many-including Ben himself-doubted that he would ever amount to anything. But his mother never let him quit. She encouraged Ben to do better and reach higher for his dreams, and eventually he discovered a deep love of learning. Today this young boy from the inner-city is one of the world's greatest pediatric neurosurgeons, dedicated to saving the lives of critically ill children around the world. Kids will learn how anything is possible with faith and determination through this revised biography, including Ben's latest awards and achievements. Updated photographs of Ben and his family are placed throughout the text. Common Core Standards: CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.1; 6.1; 7.1 Quote accurately from a text when explaining what the text says explicitly and when drawing inferences from the text. CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RI.5.8; 6.8; 7.8 Explain how an author uses reasons and evidence to support particular points in a text, identifying which reasons and evidence support which point(s). CCSS.ELA-Literacy.RH.6-8.4 Determine the meaning of words and phrases as they are used in a text, including vocabulary specific to domains related to history/social studies.

America the Beautiful

America the Beautiful
Rediscovering What Made This Nation Great

by Ben Carson

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2015-12-22
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9780310346227
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Tackling the issues at the forefront of the American mind---healthcare, education, capitalism, and more America the Beautiful is indispensable reading. From four-time bestselling author, internationally renowned neurosurgeon, and humanitarian Dr. Ben Carson, here is a sobering and inspiring manifesto of America s greatness, her failings, and the values and changes it will take to carry our country into a brilliant and prosperous future."

One Vote

One Vote
Make Your Voice Heard

by Ben Carson

  • Publisher : NavPress
  • Release : 2017-10-03
  • Pages : 112
  • ISBN : 1496433017
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Discover the True Power of the Ballot The vast majority of Americans feel that our nation is moving in the wrong direction, but we feel powerless to do anything about it. Maybe, that’s why in the presidential election of 2012, more people did not vote than voted for either candidate. We, the people, must realize we hold the power through our one vote. If we do not exercise that power, we have no right to complain! In One Vote, Dr. Ben Carson makes an urgent, nonpartisan, and unbiased plea for every American citizen to exercise the power of their vote in every election. This convenient and easy-to-use book will give you everything you need to become an informed voter. After reading this book, you will know how to ask the right questions about candidates, parties, and voting records; find the candidates and political parties that coincide with your values; locate your own senator and congressman; request information from your representatives; discover what bills your representatives have sponsored; and uncover how your representatives have voted in the past. One Vote can help you make sure your voice is heard.

A More Perfect Union

A More Perfect Union
What We the People Can Do to Protect Our Constitutional Liberties

by Ben Carson,Candy Carson

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2015
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 1591848040
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Explains Carson's view of the basic principles of the Constitution and the freedoms guaranteed in the Bill of Rights, explaining how checks and balances function in a working democracy and the challenges posed by recent political and judicial leadership.

The Empowered Parent

The Empowered Parent
Six Simple Steps to Help Your Struggling Child Succeed

by Beverly Maitland

  • Publisher : iUniverse
  • Release : 2013-06
  • Pages : 198
  • ISBN : 147597504X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In every corner of the world, where there is a school, there is a struggling child. From Boston to Bangkok, from New York to the Netherlands, from the East Coast to the West Coast, students struggle in schools. In The Empowered Parent, author, parent, and teacher Beverly Maitland shares six basic but powerful strategies to help your child succeed in school, one hour at a time. Beverly Maitland provides real-family examples, guiding parents into a strategic and unique plan suitable for each family, no matter what circumstances surround their lives. Seeking to help children from birth through high school, she shares simple secrets that can empower parents to understand who they are as parents and what power they naturally have within them to value their responsibilities and to lead their children to a life of success beyond the classroom. Filled with techniques and usable information, "The Empowered Parent" communicates that every outstanding achievement may come with considerable sacrifi ce and diffi cult struggles, in which the parent and the child must be equal participants. Even so, just one hour of consistency each day can turn your child away from the path of defeat and toward the mark of success.

A Hands-On Introduction to Using Python in the Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences

A Hands-On Introduction to Using Python in the Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences
A Book

by Johnny Wei-Bing Lin

  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release : 2012
  • Pages : 186
  • ISBN : 130007616X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book is a mini-course for researchers in the atmospheric and oceanic sciences. "We assume readers will already know the basics of programming... in some other language." - Back cover.

Integrating African American Literature in the Library and Classroom

Integrating African American Literature in the Library and Classroom
A Book

by Dorothy Littlejohn Guthrie

  • Publisher : ABC-CLIO
  • Release : 2011-09-30
  • Pages : 294
  • ISBN : 1598847511
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this book, African American literature is illuminated through a project-based curriculum that incorporates national curriculum standards.

The College Buzz Book

The College Buzz Book
A Book

by Carolyn C. Wise,Stephanie Hauser

  • Publisher : Vault Inc.
  • Release : 2007-03-26
  • Pages : 982
  • ISBN : 158131437X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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A guide to the nation's colleges publishes extensive surveys--all written by current or past students--from over three hundred educational institutions, covering admission, academics, quality of life, social life, and employment prospects.

Start Seeing and Serving Underserved Gifted Students

Start Seeing and Serving Underserved Gifted Students
50 Strategies for Equity and Excellence

by Jennifer Ritchotte,Chin-Wen Lee,Amy Graefe

  • Publisher : Free Spirit Publishing
  • Release : 2020-10-21
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 1631983296
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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2020 TAGT Legacy Book® Award for Educators Winner Flexible tools help teachers see, understand, teach, challenge, and advocate for underserved gifted students. The underrepresentation of students from historically marginalized populations—including English language learners, twice-exceptional students, culturally and linguistically diverse students, and economically disadvantaged students—in our gifted programs and services continues to be a critical issue in education. The importance of a caring and committed teacher who sees and supports the potential in all learners and who respects linguistic diversity and students’ cultural identity cannot be overstated, yet teachers need the knowledge and training to do so. This reader-friendly guide meets that need, promoting equity in gifted education by providing teachers with a variety of flexible tools to nurture the academic and affective growth of their gifted students from traditionally underserved populations. Over fifty strategies are outlined within five chapters addressing how teachers can see, understand, teach, challenge, and advocate for their underserved gifted learners in all content areas. The authors share numerous student quotes, teacher anecdotes, and spotlights on successful school efforts. Digital downloads include all forms from the book and a PDF presentation. A free PLC/Book Study Guide for use in professional development is also available.

Master of One

Master of One
Find and Focus on the Work You Were Created to Do

by Jordan Raynor

  • Publisher : WaterBrook
  • Release : 2020-01-21
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 0525653341
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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What is your one thing? The entrepreneur, thought leader, and best-selling author of Called to Create offers a refreshing invitation: stop trying to do it all so you can thrive in your unique, God-given work. “A compelling case for embracing our vocational limits and choosing to do our one thing well.”—Emily P. Freeman, Wall Street Journal best-selling author of The Next Right Thing Imagine how different your life would be if you spent your time doing the very thing that brings you the greatest joy. It’s possible, but most people spend their days making incremental advances on numerous tasks, competent at many things but exceptional at none. That’s because for too long we’ve believed the lie that more activity, more jobs, and more responsibility equals greater effectiveness. In short, we are becoming a society of “jacks-and-jills-of-all-trades and masters of none.” But what if you could shift your focus from too many things to one? In this thought-provoking book, you’ll discover the exponential power of pursuing a singular craft. Through practical principles, Jordan Raynor provides straightforward steps for finding and thriving in your calling. He also highlights more than a dozen real-life examples of high-impact individuals who have chosen to focus on and excel in their unique gifting, including: • Chronicles of Narnia author C. S. Lewis • Enron whistle-blower Sherron Watkins • TV legend Mister Rogers • Dallas Mavericks CEO Cynthia Marshall • Reality TV star Chip Gaines • NFL Hall of Fame coach Tony Dungy • Biblical figures, a teacher, a pilot, a banker, and world-class entrepreneurs Too many of us are overwhelmed, overcommitted, and overstressed. This book offers a better way—the path to becoming a master of one!

Teaching Gifted Children in Today's Preschool and Primary Classrooms

Teaching Gifted Children in Today's Preschool and Primary Classrooms
Identifying, Nurturing, and Challenging Children Ages 4–9

by Joan Franklin Smutny,Sally Yahnke Walker,I. Ellen Honeck,

  • Publisher : Free Spirit Publishing
  • Release : 2016-02-23
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN : 1631980459
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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These proven, practical early childhood teaching strategies and techniques help teachers identify young gifted children, differentiate and extend the curriculum, assess and document students’ development, and build partnerships with parents. Individual chapters focus on early identification, curriculum compacting, social studies, language arts, math and science, cluster grouping, social-emotional development, and finding and supporting giftedness in diverse populations. The text includes current information on brain research and learning; rigor and complexity; and integrating creativity, the arts, and higher-level thinking in accordance with learning goals. Scenarios and vignettes take readers into teachers’ classrooms. The book includes extensive references and resources to explore. Digital content includes customizable forms from the book.

College Planning for Gifted Students

College Planning for Gifted Students
Choosing and Getting Into the Right College

by Sandra L. Berger

  • Publisher : PRUFROCK PRESS INC.
  • Release : 2006
  • Pages : 231
  • ISBN : 1593631812
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Helps gifted students find a compatible major and college, and provides advice for writing application essays, requesting recommendation letters, visiting colleges, and completing entrance interviews.

Give Your Child the World

Give Your Child the World
Raising Globally Minded Kids One Book at a Time

by Jamie C. Martin

  • Publisher : Zondervan
  • Release : 2016-06-07
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 031034414X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Young children live with awe and wonder as their daily companions. But as they grow, worries often crowd out wonder. Knowing this, how can parents strengthen their kids’ love for the world so it sticks around for the long haul? Thankfully, parents have at their fingertips a miracle vaccine—one that can boost their kids' immunity to the world’s distractions. Well-chosen stories connect us with others, even those on the other side of the globe. Build your kids’ lives on a story-solid foundation and you’ll give them armor to shield themselves from the world’s cynicism. You’ll give them confidence to persevere in the face of life’s conflicts. You’ll give them a reservoir of compassion that spills over into a lifetime of love in action. Give Your Child the World features inspiring stories, practical suggestions, and carefully curated reading lists of the best children’s literature for each area of the globe. Reading lists are organized by region, country, and age range (ages 4-12). Each listing includes a brief description of the book, its themes, and any content of which parents should be aware. Parents can introduce their children to the world from the comfort of home by simply opening a book together. Give Your Child the World is poised to become a bestselling family reading treasury that promotes literacy, develops a global perspective, and strengthens family bonds while increasing faith and compassion.

The Power of Self-Advocacy for Gifted Learners

The Power of Self-Advocacy for Gifted Learners
Teaching the Four Essential Steps to Success (Grades 5–12)

by Deb Douglas

  • Publisher : Free Spirit Publishing
  • Release : 2018-05-02
  • Pages : 208
  • ISBN : 1631982044
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Empower gifted learners to take charge of their education. Gifted learners are full of potential, but sometimes they’re also frus­trated, bored, and even disruptive in class. Many bright students struggle because they have never been taught how to ask for what they really need to improve their school experience. This research-based guide shows educators how to teach self-advocacy skills to gifted students in four essential steps. Gifted students will: Understand their rights and responsibilities Develop their learner profiles Investigate available options and opportunities Connect with advocates These simple yet comprehensive strategies are brought to life in triumphant true student stories. Also included are complete instructions for conducting a day-long self-advocacy workshop with gifted students. Digital content includes a workshop facilita­tor’s guide, a PDF presentation for use in workshops, pre- and post-workshop student surveys, and customizable forms.

Children's Books and Their Creators

Children's Books and Their Creators
A Book

by Anita Silvey

  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release : 1995
  • Pages : 800
  • ISBN : 9780395653807
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Features autobiographical vignettes by popular children's authors and offers more than eight hundred short articles covering every aspect of children's books, their themes, and their creators

Raising a Gifted Child

Raising a Gifted Child
A Parenting Success Handbook

by Carol Fertig

  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 2021-09-10
  • Pages : 248
  • ISBN : 1000495493
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From the author of the nation's most popular blog on parenting gifted children comes the definitive how-to manual for parents, Raising a Gifted Child: A Parenting Success Handbook, a gifted education Legacy Award winner. Raising gifted children isn't easy, but when armed with the practical knowledge and tools in this exciting book, parents can navigate the maze of raising bright kids, leading to success in school and beyond. This book offers a large menu of strategies, resources, organizations, tips, and suggestions for parents to find optimal learning opportunities for their kids, covering the gamut of talent areas, including academics, the arts, technology, creativity, music, and thinking skills. The focus of this definitive resource is on empowering parents by giving them the tools needed to ensure that their gifted kids are happy and successful both in and out of school. Additional topics covered include volunteering at their child's school; different school options and specialty programs; tips for handling special circumstances; specific suggestions for each core content area; and strategies for finding the best resources for parents on the Web. This easy-to-read book is sure to be a favorite of parents of smart kids for years to come! Educational Resource

2008 Writer's Market

2008 Writer's Market
A Book

by Robert Brewer

  • Publisher : Writers Digest Books
  • Release : 2007-07-06
  • Pages : 1176
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Incorporating all the great information writers have to come to expect for more than 80 years, this latest edition features higher profiles of its author interviews, five new market sections, and the most up-to-date market listings available to help readers find success.