Oops! One morning, while a pig family was sitting down to breakfast, a little milk spills to the floor. That shouldn’t be any problem at all! And it wouldn’t, except that the milk seeps through a crack in the floor and drips down to the workshop below onto a tray that tips and flips the switch on the grinder whose spinning wheel catches the loose end of a clothesline which gets wound around the leg of a table saw . . . and that is just the beginning of a series of chain reactions that lead from a little spill on the table to a giant boulder in the breakfast room! With each disastrous step depicted as only Arthur Geisert could, a seemingly ordinary incident spills out of control. They say you shouldn't cry over spilled milk, but what if it destroys your whole house?
Hunde tun es. Tausendfüßler tun es. Dinosaurier taten es. Oktopusse und Faultiere hingegen nicht. Bei Spinnen steht die Wissenschaft noch vor einem Rätsel. Vögel tun es nicht, könnten aber theoretisch. Und Heringe tun es, um miteinander zu kommunizieren. Unterhaltsam und voller Überraschungen: das Handbuch zur tierischen Flatulenz. Was als unschuldige Frage auf Twitter begann, wurde unter dem Hashtag #DoesItFart schnell zu einem Hype: Können Schlangen pupsen? Dutzende von Experten stellen seither Mutmaßungen darüber an, welche Tierarten furzen können – wie viel und wie oft sie es tun, woraus der Furz besteht, wie er riecht und wozu er überhaupt gut ist. So ist ein Tierführer der anderen Art entstanden, der witzige Illustrationen mit wissenschaftlichen Erklärungen verbindet – und uns hilft, künftige Winde auf allerhand erstaunliche Tierarten zu schieben.
Gesine Schmidt wurde für ihre Theaterstücke mehrfach ausgezeichnet. Ihre doku-fiktionalen Werke kreisen um das Thema »Normalität und Abweichung« und sind stets Ergebnis aufwändiger Recherchen. Ihre Perspektive auf unsere gesellschaftliche Gegenwart ist ethnologischer Art. Ihre literarisch verdichteten Texte spitzen Wirklichkeit zu und spielen mit Erwartungen und Bedeutungen, um neue Sichtweisen zu ermöglichen.
A collection of humorous poems for children.
David speaks new words as he goes through his day.
'Oops!: An Insider’s Guide to Dating, Sex, and Relationships in Your 20s’ is a handbook for men and women to help them navigate all the fun, drama, heartbreak, and everything in between when it comes to dating, sex, and relationships in this pivotal time in one’s life. Within these pages, you’ll find stories and blunt words of wisdom. All the questions you never thought to ask are being answered. We’ve all made mistakes and learned the hard way. ‘Oops!’ is going to be your new best friend.
In training to become a future world leader, Malibu Junior High School student TJ continues her mishaps with her "helpers" from the twenty-third century, who have provided her with a Thought Broadcaster Pen that forces her to try to stop returning meanness to those who are mean to her.
Greta Lipinski's biological clock is about to run out of batteries. She’s always wanted children, and the fact that she isn’t married isn’t about to stop her. Her track record for dating losers is just further proof that she doesn’t need a man to have a baby. Seeking out the help of Dr. Alec Thurston, a renowned New England fertility expert, Greta initiates the fertility process. Alec, the privileged son of wealthy but distant parents, grew up barely knowing the meaning of the word “family." He loves his job, and is happy to help Greta fulfill her dreams, but fatherhood is not for him. Until a lab error throws the unlikely Greta and Alex into a major…oops moment.
Super teachers, step aside. There's a lesson here: It's okay to fail! We've heard enough about your successful teaching-your workshops that run like Cuisenarts, your students who listen with empathy and respond with insight, your conferences with parents and principals which end with hosannas and hugs. You're too perfect. Welcome to the world of Oops, where things can-and do-go from bad to worse in the classroom. If you've ever had an awful day (or week or month or year) as a teacher, you will enjoy the essays in Oops.These are stories of failure from over forty-five new and veteran teachers in every field, stories that will resonate with every teacher who took a risk and blew it. Some failures are embarrassing: the male high school students in grass skirts surprising the class with a dance illustrating their notions of a jungle tribe . . .Some stories make you cringe: the disruptive college student who tries to lead the class in a spontaneous prayer....Others will remind you of your own lapses: a class of second graders arrives for the field trip with parent chaperones, picnic lunches, and maps, but you forgot to order the bus... And, because this is a book about the realities of teaching, you will see how others have learned the hard way about some of the intractable problems in education and society, for the issues of race, economics, undersupplied classrooms, and mind-numbing bureaucracy are all here. There is sparkling humor and genuine pain in these stories of teachers who care deeply about their students and still make mistakes. Every failure matters, and often hurts. But ultimately, many teachers have learned the most about the art of teaching when their teaching fails. As contributors like James Beane, Glenda Bissex, Leila Christenbury, Jerry Harste, Donald Murray, Susan Ohanian, Patrick Shannon, and Kathy Short demonstrate, even the profession's gurus struggle with disaster. As educators we should write about, talk about, and think about failure more. The essays in Oops acknowledge the gaps between our theory and practice, between our dreams of what we might be as teachers and who we are.
This book is about engaging learners in great learning. It's about the dance that happens behind positive engagement - the cool moves and steps a teacher needs to choreograph in order to create a context where great learning can happen - and about the importance of relationships in engagement and how rapport can be learned. The book also shines a spotlight on the role of the teacher and how he or she can do the right things to get the absolute best from students.Some of the best learning takes place when, rather than imposing on young people a pre-determined curriculum, you find the stimulus that is relevant and engaging for them and build from there. Then the curriculum starts to emerge in a way that simply hooks students into learning almost despite themselves. There is nothing for them to push against ('What's the point?!' 'This is boring..!') as they have helped shape the direction of the lesson in a way that makes it real and useful to them. All this without them even realising what is going on!They have been 'lured into learning' and the process is shared with teachers in this book, with examples as to how it can be done and how the author has done it. Reading this book will support teachers in developing ideas that motivate everybody in the classroom, from infants to secondary and beyond.Whether you're new to teaching or have vast experience you will find in this book inspiration to raise achievement, improve behaviour and enhance creativity in the classroom and you will change the way you approach lesson planning forever.
The truth is, few people know the first thing about clinical research. The public reads about a medical research project that announces unbelievable results for a miraculous drug. Some years later, another investigation completely wipes out those initial favorable findings. Hormones Cut Women’s Risk of Heart Disease (San Francisco Chronicle, 1994) Hormones Don’t Protect Women from Heart Disease, Study Says (Washington Post, 2001) The people are confused because we do not understand the process behind these conflicting results. Our health, and in fact, our very lives are dependent on clinical trials, but we know little about them. This book explains the issues the public needs to be aware of when it comes to clinical research. It uncovers the problems in medical investigations that can not be overcome no matter how much care and diligence medical researchers bring to a research project. The basic premise that drives the writing is that it is impossible for medical researchers to guarantee that they can get all the right answers from a single study. No matter how good the investigators are, no matter how well a study is planned, no matter how carefully the plans are executed and no matter how conscientiously the results are analyzed and interpreted – the answer may still be wrong. The deck is stacked against medical researchers and the public – you – should be skeptical of the results no matter how impressive they seem on the surface.
A driven six-year-old kid provides for his family after his father dies from lead poisoning, and continues that drive to become the president and principle owner of a large structural steel fabricating company.
Spoken words are like broken eggs, which when broken, are difficult to re-assemble. Have you ever been in a situation where you said something you wished you never said? Dear reader, I’ve got good news for you! The book “Oops!” is a one-stop shop and source of learning on how to use the tongue positively. By following the advice in this book, you won’t have any cause to regret your words to others. The words of your mouth shall be filled with honey and melody; they shall be sweet music in the ears of your listeners!
Oops Plays Ball is an action filled account of a small boy and his determination to play ball and do well. It shows that a substitute can excel and win the game for the team. Oops never gives up and does his best. New author Anne Rawls fills the pages with heartfelt excitement and her colorful descriptions paint a vivid picture of the events. You'll be cheering until the very end.
un•der•achiev•er, Function: n : a person (as a student) who fails to achieve his or her potential or does not do as well as expected “I don’t feel like a very good Christian at all. Everybody at my church seems to have it all together. Perhaps religion isn’t for me after all, because I’ll never be ‘spiritual’ enough.” If you share in this sentiment, then this book is for you! I’m writing this book for the silent majority who has said repeatedly, “I’m never going to get this Christianity thing right!” Imperfections, unfinished goals and sporadic failures are some of the defining characteristics of Christians. In fact, if you’re looking to find Jesus, He can be found in the midst of incompetent religious leaders, burnt-out believers and moral misfits – people whose lives are far from perfect! In this book, you will find a practical approach to Christianity that will help you, the believer, deal with the day-to-day disappointments and shortcomings that your sin problem causes. I am thoroughly convinced that genuine faith begins by admitting that we will never completely or totally have our act together. That being said, I am in no way suggesting that we have a license to sin. This book was written to help you understand that while you are flawed and imperfect, God thinks you’re beautiful, and He loves you unconditionally!
Combining humor and wisdom, this timely volume examines how presidential campaigns can—and often have—become undone by an unguarded comment, an unintentional misrepresentation, or an unwise initiative. * 30 before-and-after polls that illustrate the effect gaffes can have on campaigns, both immediately and over time * Detailed vignettes placing specific gaffes in their contemporary political and social contexts * Sidebars and political cartoons that enrich the discussion of particular gaffes
An introduction to socially acceptable conduct in all sorts of situations.