In an increasingly competitive world, improving the elementary school experience for American children is imperative. What if you were given access to the proven solutions of a highly successful administrator? What would you be willing to do to revitalize your school? What if the secret to a successful school rested on the power of caring? The Power of Caring for Elementary Schools outlines a comprehensive strategy for transforming even the most troubled elementary schools into vibrant, nurturing organizations committed to ensuring students have a quality learning environment. Author Elmer Winner, an elementary administrator for more than 20 years, has created, designed, and collected the secrets to success that every school needs. His blueprint for success and other related strategies will empower schools to reach their potential and will be an inspiration to teachers, administrators, and parents. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Josh Kilbourne. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tate/000747/bk_tate_000747_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
If Rutherford B. Hayes´s significance as chief executive had faded in the public memory, nothing brought it back into our consciousness more than the similarities between the controversial elections of 1876 and 2000. In 1876, Hayes´s opponent, Samuel Tilden, won the popular vote and led the Electoral College, but the returns in several states were in dispute. A special electoral commission convened and handed the presidency to Hayes. Newspapers of the time cried of ´´the iniquity in Florida.´´ Yet this cry of foul was only one of several obstacles facing the new president. After years of Grant-era corruption, the Republican Party looked to the earnest and upright Hayes to revitalize their flagging and scandalized party. As the volume of protest over election results increased, the Southern Democrats threatened to oust Hayes, and so he was forced to conciliate. To the dismay of the more conservative Republicans, he struck a deal to end military occupation of the South, thus ending the Reconstruction. In retrospect, as historian Hans L. Trefousse points out, it was this decision that helped unify the country and which restored legitimacy to the Oval Office. As chief executive, Hayes´s accomplishments were mixed. His conservative financial policies helped lift the country´s economic depression, and he was able to reform the civil service and quell the 1877 labor uprising. But many of his well-intentioned goals, such as a bill that would help fund education for black children, were never realized, and many contemporary historians fault him for his lack of action on these fronts. Rather than pursue a second term, Hayes decided to retire, maintaining his reputation for temperance, authority, and stability. Ultimately, it was Hayes´s ability to compromise in order to help revitalize a floundering and factionalized nation that serves as his real legacy. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ira Claffey. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/aren/000306/bk_aren_000306_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
End chronic pain - for good - with this practical guide from the PBS personality behind Classical Stretch and author of the New York Times best seller Aging Backwards. Chronic pain is the most common cause of long-term disability in the United States. Twenty percent of American adults accept back spasms, throbbing joints, arthritis aches, and other physical pain as inevitable consequences of aging, illness, or injury. But the human body is not meant to endure chronic pain. Miranda Esmonde-White has spent decades helping professional athletes, ballet dancers, and Olympians overcome potentially career-ending injuries and guiding MS patients and cancer survivors toward pain-free mobility. Now, in Forever Painless, she shows everyone how to heal their aching bodies and live pain free. The root of nearly all pain is movement - or lack thereof. We need to move our bodies to refresh, nourish, and revitalize our cells. Without physical activity our cells become stagnant and decay, accelerating the aging process and causing pain. People who suffer chronic pain often become sedentary, afraid that movement and activity will make things worse when just the opposite is true: Movement is essential to healing. In Forever Painless, Miranda provides detailed instructions for gentle exercise designed to ease discomfort in the feet and ankles, knees, hips, back, and neck - allowing anyone to live happier, healthier, and pain free no matter their age. PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your Library section along with the audio. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susan Ericksen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/harp/005637/bk_harp_005637_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Discover tantalizing Tantric techniques to revitalize your sex life tonight! Before you go any further, honestly answer these three simple questions: Has your sex life with your partner grown stale and cold? Do you miss the exciting ´´spark´´ that you may once have had, and wonder if there is any way to get it back? Would you enjoy feeling 100% confident that you were the best lover your partner has ever had? If you answered ´´yes´´ to any of the above questions, then this book is just what you need to get informed, grow confident, and get exactly what you desire out of your most important relationship, tonight! Tantric Sex: Tantric Massage Techniques to Enter the Erotic World of Tantric Sex was written with sensually curious, sexually ambitious individuals and couples like you in mind. You will veer beyond the confusion about Tantric sex and gain a deep understanding of what it´s really all about. You will discover the many ways Tantric sex differs from the sex that you´ve been having all of your adult life. You will realize the best ways to excite and please your partner and yourself, time and time again! But that´s not all! You´ll also receive answers to these burning questions: What are the benefits of adding Tantric sex techniques to my lovemaking repertoire? How can my partner and I learn to have the absolute best sex we´ve ever had? In what ways can I continuously work on improving my sexual abilities, even outside of the bedroom? 1. Language: English. Narrator: J. Ward. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/063200/bk_acx0_063200_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Potter Mays retreats immediately after college graduation to the safe house of his childhood home. Like clockwork each morning, his mother makes him eggs, lovingly fried into hollowed-out pieces of toast. His father, in the midst of a campaign to revitalize downtown St. Louis, promises to ´´poke around´´ for gainful employment for his son. Potter´s best friend, Stuart - an ´´Independent Thought Contractor´´ working out of his parents´ lavish pool house - is willing to serve as a kind of life coach, provided, of course, that Potter pays for his services all summer. However... Altogether elsewhere, Potter´s (former? future?) girlfriend, Audrey, is backpacking around Europe with her beautiful bisexual traveling companion, Carmel. Potter was not invited, and getting a good night´s sleep has recently become an issue for him. As enigmatic packages arrive from Audrey, the refuge of life at home soon proves illusory. Potter´s parents are oddly never in the same room together, the neighbor girl is looking quite adult, and Stuart´s much-needed counseling service is subcontracted to a third-party denizen of the pool house with an agenda all his own. And just what are those noises coming from the attic? Kyle Beachy has woven a uniquely affecting story of the long and hard, then quick and hard, struggle to grow up. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Tom Schiff. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/000451/bk_acx0_000451_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.