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Teaching - Level 1: Everything I wanted to know when I started out as a teacher.

Teaching – Level 1: Everything I wanted to know when I started out as a teacher.

Sergio Travieso Teniente

Included as one of “The 50 best books for teachers” by educacion3.0 website

Why this book?

I know how it feels to have spent the entire summer preparing for a course and then walking into the classroom for the first time to face your students. Or preparing a presentation to then look out into a sea of expectant faces in the auditorium. Those first few seconds are eternal.

There exist a myriad of books on methodological, psychological and didactic theory, but none of them clearly and directly explains exactly how to face up to the challenges of the everyday classroom.

Based on past experiences and mistakes made, this book will give you your key steps so that you give class with no unease whatsoever, allowing you to connect with your students.

What are you going to read?

In this book you will find many key points which will help turn you into that great teacher every student wishes to have.

There are no pedagogical theories or proposed speculative methodologies to be found here. I am going to show you, in the most practical of ways, exactly what to do so that when you are asked to teach your first classes, you will do your job fabulously from the word go.

In the six chapters that make up this book, you will see how to rid yourself of the nerves that make you freeze when faced with your students, how to organise content so that your students can easily understand it, how to make use of new technologies, how to prepare each and every one of the elements in the classroom, what to do when you walk in to class and which tools are great for grabbing (and keeping!) your students’ attention.

With practical exercises so that you can put into practice all that you read, this book will help you structure your presentations and astonish your students. If you are motivated and up for the task, here you will find some top tips to make yourself a top teacher.

How it is structured:

PART I THE TEACHER
(Self-awareness, self-esteem, how to deal with nerves…)

PART II: THE CONTENT
(Setting goals and organising material)

PART III: HOW TO PRESENT IT
(Design and tools)

Part IV PREPARE YOURSELF
(Rehearsing, training, dealing with questions…)

PART V IN THE CLASSROOM
(First impressions, how to present…)

PART VI THE STUDENT
(Adapting yourself to the students and getting their attention)

About the author:

I am a higher-education teacher at all its levels, from Higher Vocational Training, to university degree courses (the Psychology of Primary School Education), to Postgraduate courses, where I teach the Master’s course in Secondary School Education, covering some of what you will find in this book.
At the Universidad Francisco de Vitoria, I also direct the Higher Vocational Training Centre (CETYS) as well as its Professional Training centre.

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Before the Leap (Gold Valley Romance Book 1)

Before the Leap (Gold Valley Romance Book 1)

Liz Isaacson

A spinoff series from the Amazon #1 bestselling author of the Three Rivers Ranch Romance series! Before the Leap features a new ranch, with new cowboys to fall in love with… Go to Gold Valley, Montana and the Horseshoe Home Ranch to find your next happily ever after!

Can Jace find a way to forgive before it’s too late?

Jace Lovell only has one thing left after his fiancé abandons him at the altar: his job at Horseshoe Home Ranch. He throws himself into becoming the best foreman the ranch has ever had—and that includes hiring an interior designer to make the ranch owner’s wife happy.

Belle Edmunds is back in Gold Valley after she lost her job at a prestigious design firm in California. She’s working for a conglomerate, but she’s desperate to build a portfolio that she can use to start her own firm in Montana. She applies for the job at Horseshoe Home, and though Jace and Belle grew up together, they’ve never seen eye to eye on much more than the sky is blue.

The spark between them now that they’re adults can’t be denied, and as Jace and Belle attempt to work together, they also fight their growing attraction to each other. But Jace isn’t anywhere near forgiving his fiancé, and he’s not sure he’s ready for a new relationship with someone as fiery and beautiful as Belle. Can she employ her patience while he figures out how to forgive so they can find their own brand of happily-ever-after?

**This is Book 1 in a brand-new series! See below for the order of books Liz has written. All books are standalone romances, but are tied to a specific place to create a series.

Gold Valley Romance (spinoff series from Three Rivers Ranch):
Before the Leap (Book 1)
After the Fall (Book 2) – coming February 20, 2017
Through the Mist (Book 3) – coming April 3, 2017

Three Rivers Ranch Romance:
Second Chance Ranch (Book 1)
Third Time’s the Charm (Book 2)
Fourth and Long (Book 3)
Fifth Generation Cowboy (Book 4)
Sixth Street Love Affair (Novella)
The Seventh Sergeant (Book 5)
Eight Second Ride (Book 6)
Christmas in Three Rivers (Novella collection)
The First Lady of Three Rivers Ranch (Book 7 – can also be read first!)
Lucky Number Thirteen (Novella) ~ coming March 6, 2017!

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After the Fall (Gold Valley Romance Book 2)

After the Fall (Gold Valley Romance Book 2)

Liz Isaacson

From the Amazon #1 bestselling author of the Three Rivers Ranch Romance series comes a new ranch, with new cowboys to fall in love with… Go to Gold Valley, Montana and the Horseshoe Home Ranch to find your next happily ever after!

Will a troubled past cause Norah to abandon her chance at true love?

Professional snowboarder Sterling Maughan has sequestered himself in his family cabin in the exclusive mountain community above Gold Valley, Montana after a devastating fall that ended his career. Lost, with no direction and no motivation, the last thing he wants is company.

But Norah Watson has other plans for the cabin. Not only does she clean Sterling’s cabin, she’s a counselor at Silver Creek, a teen rehabilitation center at the base of the mountain, and she brings her girls up to the cabin every twelve weeks. She senses that Sterling’s lost more than his chance at another gold medal, and she feels a pull to help him. She doesn’t have much to give, as she’s the full-time caretaker of her mentally ill mother and her three half-brothers, but for Sterling, she invests the time.

When Sterling finds out there’s a job for an at-risk counselor at Silver Creek, he asks Norah to drive him back and forth. He learns to ride horses and use equine therapy to help his boys—and himself.

The more time they spend together, the more convinced Norah is to never tell Sterling about her troubled past, let him see her house on the wrong side of the tracks, or meet her mother. But Sterling is interested in all things Norah, and as his body heals, so does his faith. Will Norah be able to trust Sterling so they can have a chance at true love?

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Through the Mist (Gold Valley Romance Book 3)

Through the Mist (Gold Valley Romance Book 3

Liz Isaacson

Can Landon and Megan use prayer and faith to find their happily ever after?

Landon Edmunds has been a cowboy since birth, even winning in the rodeo for several years before an injury ended his career. He returned to his hometown of Gold Valley, where he works at Horseshoe Home Ranch as a cowhand, but now he’s looking for something of his own. He’s thinking of buying a horse ranch and training horses for the rodeo, but when an old high school friend returns to Gold Valley, he turns to construction instead.

The preacher’s daughter, Megan Palmer needs a helping (cow)hand to get her father’s church in good repair so he can retire. Megan and Landon work well together, and as sparks fly, she’s sure God brought her back to Gold Valley so she could find her happily ever after–if only Landon wasn’t looking to leave town.

Through serious discussion and prayer, can Landon and Megan find their future together?

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Assimilate or Go Home: Notes from a Failed Missionary on Rediscovering Faith

Assimilate or Go Home: Notes from a Failed Missionary on Rediscovering Faith

D. L. Mayfield

From childhood, D.L. Mayfield longed to be a missionary, so she was thrilled when the opportunity arose to work with a group of Somali Bantu refugees in her hometown of Portland, OR. As the days, months, and years went by, her hopeful enthusiasm began to wear off, her faith became challenged, and the real work of learning to love and serve her neighbors grew harder, deeper, and more complex. She writes: “The more I failed to communicate the love of God to my refugee friends, the more I experienced it for myself. The more overwhelmed I felt as I became involved in the myriads of problems facing my friends who experience poverty in America, the less pressure I felt to attain success or wealth or prestige. And the more my world started to expand at the edges of my periphery, the more it became clear that life was more beautiful and more terrible than I had been told.”

In this collection of stunning and surprising essays, Mayfield invites readers to reconsider their concepts of justice, love, and reimagine being a citizen of this world and the upside-down kingdom of God.

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Christians at the Border: Immigration, the Church, and the Bible

Christians at the Border: Immigration, the Church, and the Bible

M. Daniel Carroll R.

Immigration is one of the most pressing issues on the national agenda. In this accessible book, an internationally recognized immigration expert helps readers think biblically about this divisive issue, offering accessible, nuanced, and sympathetic guidance for the church. As both a Guatemalan and an American, the author is able to empathize with both sides of the struggle and argues that each side has much to learn.

This updated and revised edition reflects changes from the past five years, responds to criticisms of the first edition, and expands sections that have raised questions for readers. It includes a foreword by Samuel Rodríguez and an afterword by Ronald Sider. This timely, clear, and compassionate resource will benefit all Christians who are thinking through the immigration issue.

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In This Place

In This Place

Kim L. Abernethy

In 1985 Kim Abernethy, along with her husband, Jeff, followed a call from God to minister in the small West African country of Liberia. Cultural collisions baffle her on every side.

She writes of the fall of one of her daughters from a two-story building, shares candid emotions from when her husband had a close call with Lassa Fever, and delightfully chronicles many of her husband’s adventures of being a bush pilot in the jungle of Liberia.

Whether you are intrigued by the stories of foreign missionaries and how they adapt to a new culture or are heading towards the mission field yourself, you will find this book enlightening and inspiring. It is not your traditional missionary autobiography read. Be prepared. It’s honest.

Inside you will find disbelief, tragedy, fear, anxiety, discontentment, and confusion, but there is also humor, delight, amazement, wonder, surrender, and a deep-seated joy as you watch how God – little by little – chipped away at the walls of pride, disbelief, stubbornness, and independence that had held Kim captive.

It is an irresistible story of an infallible God proving Himself more than enough in every fathomable circumstance. IN THIS PLACE is the first of two books that record the first eighteen years of the Abernethy’s unsettled, but yet fulfilling missionary career.

Gleaning stories and adventures from journals that she kept since December, 1985, IN THIS PLACE is autobiographical and concentrates mainly on their first four years in Liberia. She is working on completing her second book, IN EVERY PLACE, which continues the Abernethy’s missionary adventures from 1990 – 2002.
IN EVERY PLACE is expected to be published in early spring 2012.

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Speaking of Homosexuality: Discussing the Issues with Kindness and Clarity

Speaking of Homosexuality: Discussing the Issues with Kindness and Clarity

Joe Dallas

Former Gay Activist Paves the Way to Peaceful Conversation

Homosexuality and gay marriage stand among perhaps the greatest defining cultural battles of our age. There’s no escaping the inevitable conversations–so how does a Christian respond with love and biblical truth without adding fuel to the fire?

Drawing on nearly thirty years of counseling people struggling with homosexuality, former gay activist Joe Dallas takes readers through virtually every argument they are likely to hear in favor of normalizing homosexuality. He helps readers understand the views of LGBT people they may know and respond with clarity, confidence, and compassion. He shows the most effective ways to engage the subject on social media and in everyday encounters with guidelines for talking points, dialogue, approach, and tone, and even provides sample dialogue.

Anyone who has been searching for ways to have productive, loving conversations surrounding this critical topic will find this incredible resource a must-have.

“At one time or another every twenty-first-century Christian is likely to be confronted about his or her views on homosexuality. But how can we approach this challenging issue in a way that faithfully reflects Jesus’s heart and mind? Joe Dallas answers that question in this clear and compelling guide for engaging others with both gentleness and biblical truth.”–Jim Daly, president, Focus on the Family

“I’ve often said no one understands the subject of same-sex sexuality better than my friend Joe Dallas. This book, his best yet, only confirms my conviction. I’m not speaking merely of Joe’s formidable knowledge of truth, but also the wisdom of its application through crystal-clear and concise communication. In the wake of the June 2015 US Supreme Court’s redefinition of marriage, Speaking of Homosexuality will equip you to engage a topic that is foundational to human civilization.”–Hank Hanegraaff, president, the Christian Research Institute; host of the Bible Answer Man broadcast

“Speaking of Homosexuality is one of the most clear and informative books on the subject. Dallas responds to the most common Revisionist arguments with clarity, but also genuine kindness. If you want one book to offer biblical and historical truth about homosexuality, but also how to lovingly put that truth into action, then you won’t find a better book.”–Sean McDowell, PhD, professor of Christian apologetics, Biola University; author, Same-Sex Marriage and Apologetics for a New Generation

“In answer to the urgency of our world’s current situation, Joe Dallas has now crafted a resourceful tool filled with biblical truth and insightful strategies. Speaking of Homosexuality is essential for every person in need of answers for themselves, a family member, or a friend struggling with same-sex attraction.”–Joni Lamb, cofounder, Daystar Television Network

“There is no question that one of the most difficult issues facing the church today is the subject of homosexuality. But God didn’t leave us in the dark on the topic of human sexuality. He gave us clear directives for this part of our lives so that we might experience the abundant life He promises. But speaking those guidelines to a confused church and a hardening culture isn’t easy. No one does it better than Joe Dallas. Like no other voice I hear, Joe both lives and ministers with that continual balance of truth and love on this most contentious topic. In a day where Christians are growing more silent, we need a book like this to teach us how to winsomely engage while never retreating from God’s protective Truth. This is a must-read for the church today!”–Janet Parshall, nationally syndicated talk show host

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The Cowboy Takes a Bride (6 Inspirational Historical Romances)

The Cowboy Takes a Bride (6 Inspirational Historical Romances)

Susette Williams

By Heather Blanton
MAIL ORDER DECEPTION
Brides of Evergreen Book 3

Ellie Blair wants a story—the one story—that will make her name bigger than Nellie Bly’s. She’ll do anything to get it. Lie, masquerade as someone else … even walk away from love.
But can a byline be worth the sacrifice?

A PROPOSAL SO MAGICAL
Brides of Evergreen Book 4

Evergreen’s sheriff, Dent Hernandez, has to learn to live with love. Not an easy thing for a man who for years made a career of hunting down some of the worst outlaws in the territory. Can he find his romantic side and ask for Amy’s hand in a truly unique, magical way?

Or will a handsome, suave ghost from her past derail Dent’s plan—if he can even come up with one?

By Tina Dee
LOVE’S GAMBLE
With no family left, Molly moves to the wild west to marry a stranger who makes his fortune panning for gold. What she didn’t expect was his brother.

MAIL ORDER MIX-UP
To finance his dream of being a rancher, Henry planned to strike it rich by panning for gold. That was before Miss Josie Truett arrived at the mining camp. Will a mail-order mix-up—and a pretty blonde—spell disaster for Henry?

By USA Today Bestselling Author Susette Williams
FREE TO HEAL
Kane Calloway swore he’d never let anyone close to him again, that way he’d never feel the pain of loss. Living a life of reckless abandonment has brought him face-to-face with his demons—no more running. Either he gets married, or spends time in jail—neither sentence is appealing, but if he stays out of jail, he can at least help keep two small children from going hungry.

Newly widowed, Faith Masterson is struggling to keep up with chores while tending to her two daughters. Without help, which she can’t afford to pay for, she and her daughters will surely starve by winter. After hearing about a new government program for women in her situation, she decides it is worth trying for the sake of her children.

Will two destitute people be able to learn to love again? Or are they doomed to spend a marriage imprisoned by the loss they each encountered in their past?

MARSHALL’S BRIDE
Is Marshall Kincaid getting married? Maybe someone should have told him.

Lizzie Neuman came to America filled with hopes and dreams for her and her husband. His unexpected death left her stranded in a new country. Not having anywhere to turn, she reluctantly responds to an ad for a mail order bride.

Marshall never planned to marry. In his line of work, he had to worry about people he arrested in the past coming after him. He accepted the path he’d chosen when he agreed to become the sheriff. He never intended to put a wife or children in harm’s way. So when Lizzie shows up in town, claiming to be his fiancée, and holding some letters supposedly from him, it doesn’t take a genius to figure out something isn’t right.

Who knew enough about Marshall to write such personal letters? Could this be an elaborate scheme to get revenge? Or is Lizzie the realization of a dream he never dared have?

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A Colleen Coble Suspense Collection: Alaska Twilight, Fire Dancer, Abomination, A

A Colleen Coble Suspense Collection: Alaska Twilight, Fire Dancer, Abomination, A

Colleen Coble

Alaska Twilight

For some people, Alaska is a breathtaking wilderness adventure, full of light and beauty. For Haley, it is a dangerous world of dark dreams and tortured memories.

Fire Dancer

When a serial arsonist known as The Fire Dancer strikes in the wilds of Arizona, Tess finds herself fighting more than wildfires.

Abomination

A beautiful woman stands by the side of the road, barefoot and bleeding, a child in her arms. Someone just tried to kill her, but she wouldn’t recognize him if she saw his face. She doesn’t even remember her own name.

Anathema

When Hannah refuses to forgive a terrible sin she becomes anathema–shunned. But the real question is, can she forgive herself?

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One Woman's Heart (Finding Love Book 7)

One Woman’s Heart (Finding Love Book 7)

Delaney Cameron

Everybody knows the path to true love doesn’t always run smooth, but Holly and her boyfriend Scott seem to be going in opposite directions. When their relationship takes a turn for the worst, she finds comfort in the company of her next door neighbor. Holly accepts Devon’s friendship with no expectations of where it might lead. After all, she’s not looking to fall in love again, and you can’t find what you’re not looking for.

In spite of his mother’s warnings about the sand running out in his hourglass, Devon isn’t interested in being anything other than a single dad. He’s already proven he’s not very good at marriage. When he meets Holly, he isn’t prepared for how his heart will respond. Since he doesn’t want to act on these very much unwanted feelings, his course of action is clear. There’s just one problem. How is he supposed to retreat when he’s surrounded?

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Cry in the Night (Rock Harbor Series Book 5)

Cry in the Night (Rock Harbor Series Book 5)

Colleen Coble

Bree and Samson discover a crying infant in the snowy Rock Harbor forest. But where are the baby’s parents? And how did she get there?

A mysterious sound leads search-and-rescue worker Bree Matthews and her dog Samson to an abandoned baby in the woods outside Rock Harbor, Michigan. Bree takes the baby girl in and begins to search for the mother—presumably the woman reported missing just days earlier.

While teams scour the wintery forests, Bree ferrets out clues about the woman. Where is she and why did she leave the child behind? And how does that connect to Bree’s first husband’s mysterious death years ago in the Upper Peninsula? Everything Bree thought she knew about her life changes with the sound of a cry in the night.

“Coble is a great writer . . . She knows what readers want and she does not disappoint.” —Romantic Times

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