Masterpieces from the American Jewelry Design Council


Author: Cindy Edelstein,Frank Stankus

Publisher: Lark Books

ISBN: 1600591574

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 228

View: 7733

An illustrated study that showcases original pieces of jewelry created by members of the American Jewelry Design Council based on a given theme includes dramatic photographs of this art jewelry in chapters that cover such themes as Peekaboo, Puzzle, Sphere, Water, Pyramid, Mona Lisa, and Secret Treasure. Original.



Author: N.A

Publisher: Chronicle Books Llc

ISBN: 9780811820257

Category: Photography

Page: 96

View: 586

Presents a collection of photographs of flowers from the San Francisco-based photographer

The Call to Brilliance

A True Story to Inspire Parents and Educators--


Author: Resa Steindel Brown,William Glasser,Joseph Chilton Pearce

Publisher: fredric press

ISBN: 0977836908

Category: Education

Page: 311

View: 2655

A true story that describes the first successful school model where all children excel; it shows how to find a child's interests, fuel interest into passion, and passion into brilliance. The book abounds in the success stories of children who achieved extraordinary accomplishments, many in spite of ADHD and learning disabilities, and all before the age of eighteen. Original.

The Pocket Guide to Brilliance


Author: Bart King

Publisher: Gibbs Smith

ISBN: 9781423607748

Category: History

Page: 272

View: 5728

Punctuated with both sharp and dry wit, Bart King presents a wealth of fascinating trivia. Brilliant people are those who walk farther, think deeper, and talk louder than the rest of us. They do what it takes to get the job done, and then some. The masters of brilliance include presidential candidate George Wallace, who released chickens into a crowd in order to spur on a debate; the first female journalist, Anne Newport Royall, who forced an interview with John Quincy Adams after catching him skinny dipping; and Benjamin Franklin, who of course coined the phrase "A penny saved is a penny earned," but also offered the lesser known "A man who lives on hope, dies farting."

Unleashing Your Brilliance

Tools & Techniques to Achieve Personal, Professional & Academic Success


Author: Brian E. Walsh

Publisher: Walsh Seminars

ISBN: 0973841516

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 5250

The reader is given many tips on how to go beyond conscious learning to more easily absorb information. The content has been designed to appeal to visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learning styles. Each chapter can be reviewed with both a crossword puzzle and an online introspective tool. This enables a deeper integration of the material. In easy-to-understand language, this book explains, how the brain processes information, how learning is affected by emotions and core beliefs, and how innate brain is wiring can be altered both intentionally and unintentionally. Ideal for corporate learners, college/university students, home-schooling parents.

The Brilliance of Bioenergy

In Business and in Practice


Author: Ralph E. H. Sims

Publisher: Earthscan

ISBN: 9781902916286

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 316

View: 4011

Environmental life cycle assessment is often thought of as "cradle to grave" and therefore as the most complete accounting of the environmental costs and benefits of a product or service. However, as anyone who has done an environmental life cycle assessm

Shift Your Brilliance

Harness the Power of You, Inc.


Author: Simon T. Bailey

Publisher: Sound Wisdom

ISBN: 0768404584

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 160

View: 6433

Brilliance is a decision, It is time to disrupt your current reality and… Experience Your Shift Into Brilliance. This book is your roadmap, your call to action; your opportunity to create accelerated results professionally, personally and financially. It is time for you to turn every day into a brilliant breakthrough. Shift Your Brilliance will teach you: Strategies for sharpening your focus Steps to clear your vision Actions to harness individual and organizational potential Tools to unearth what really sets you on fire Tips on how to become a Chief Breakthrough Officer It is now time for you to Shift Your Brilliance!

The Brilliance of Black Children in Mathematics


Author: Jacqueline Leonard,Danny B. Martin

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 1623960819

Category: Social Science

Page: 399

View: 8375

This book is a critically important contribution to the work underway to transform schooling for students who have historically been denied access to a quality education, specifically African American children. The first section of the book provides some historical perspective critical to understanding the current state of education in the U.S., specifically for the education of African American children. The following sections include chapters on policy, learning, ethnomathematics, student identity, and teacher preparation as it relates to the mathematical education of Black children. Through offering “counternarratives” about mathematically successful Black youth, advocating for a curriculum that is grounded in African American culture and ways of thinking, providing shining examples of the brilliance of Blacks students, and promoting high expectations for all rather than situating students as the problem, the authors of this book provide powerful insights related to the teaching and learning of mathematics for African American students. As is made evident in this book, effective teaching involves much more than just engaging students in inquirybased pedagogy (Kitchen, 2003). The chapters offered in this book demonstrate how mathematics instruction for African American students needs to take into account historical marginalization and presentday policies that do harm to Black students (Kunjufu, 2005). Empowering mathematics instruction for African American students needs to take into consideration and promote students’ cultural, spiritual, and historical identities. Furthermore, mathematics instruction for African American students should create opportunities for students to express themselves and the needs of their communities as a means to promote social justice both within their classrooms and communities.

Passion, Brilliance, and Athleticism

Purdue University's Clay Target Team's Quest to Be the Best


Author: Charles L. Rhykerd

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 1438929080

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 212

View: 675

An in-depth history of Purdue University's best kept secret, the phenomenal achievements of its trap and skeet teams--142 national and world championships including 20 consecutive world championships, seven high overall team national championships during an eight year period (1996 to 2003) and 98 individual and team national championships at the Association of College Unions International (ACUI) Intercollegiate Clay Target Championships. Also, 17 Purdue University clay target shooters have been named All-Americans.

Brilliance by Design

Creating Learning Experiences That Connect, Inspire, and Engage


Author: Vicki Halsey

Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers

ISBN: 1605099619

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 216

View: 1147

Many subject matter experts are just that, subject matter experts--not experts in the art of teaching, facilitating, or designing. Thousands of authors, trainers, and speakers have great content, but they lack the skills required to convey their content in a way that inspires learners to unleash their brilliance and move the learning to practice.. They often spend 70% of their time on WHAT they are going to teach, and 30% of their time on HOW, when they should be spending 30% on WHAT, and 70% on HOW. Their instructional techniques often are at odds with their message of inclusivity, eagerness for people to learn, and hopes that their content will change lives and organizations. “Brilliance by Design” outlines how to design learning interactions (such as meetings and workshops) that enable people to do their best thinking. Using the tested, signature ENGAGE model, it helps anyone who brings people together for the purpose of learning, problem-solving, or innovating to develop a clear, high-impact training design that unleashes brilliance. It presents a model that enables teachers to analyze learner and teacher needs, create objectives that meet those needs, and incorporate interactive tools that “fire ‘em up,” ensuring all key outcomes are met. To help readers unleash the brilliance in others, this book provides the structure, tools, language, and models needed to create optimal learning experiences from their ideas, practices, models and books. In learning these techniques, readers will achieve powerful outcomes, building communities of learners who share best practices and communicate at a deep and profound level while doing real work.