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📒The Big Picture ✍ Sean Carroll
✏The Big Picture Book Summary : Where are we? Who are we? Do our beliefs, hopes and dreams mean anything out there in the void? Can human purpose and meaning ever fit into a scientific worldview? Acclaimed award-winning author Sean Carroll brings his extraordinary intellect to bear on the realms of knowledge, the laws of nature and the most profound questions about life, death and our place in it all. In a dazzlingly unique presentation, Carroll takes us through the scientific revolution’s avalanche of discoveries, from Darwin and Einstein to the origins of life, consciousness and the universe itself. Delving into the way the world works at the quantum, cosmic and human levels, he reveals how human values relate to scientific reality. An extraordinary synthesis of cosmos-sprawling science and profound thought, The Big Picture is Carroll’s quest to explain our world. Destined to sit alongside the works of our greatest thinkers, from Stephen Hawking and Carl Sagan to Daniel Dennett and E. O. Wilson, this book shows that while our lives may be forever dwarfed by the immensity of the universe, they can be redeemed by our capacity to comprehend it and give it meaning.
📒The Big Picture ✍ Dennis Littky
✏The Big Picture Book Summary : What is the purpose of education? What kind of people do we want our children to grow up to be? How can we design schools so that students will acquire the skills they’ll need to live fulfilled and productive lives? These are just a few of the questions that renowned educator Dennis Littky explores in The Big Picture: Education Is Everyone’s Business. The schools Littky has created and led over the past 35 years are models for reformers everywhere: small, public schools where the curriculum is rich and meaningful, expectations are high, student progress is measured against real-world standards, and families and communities are actively engaged in the educational process. This book is for both big “E” and small “e” educators: * For principals and district administrators who want to change the way schools are run. * For teachers who want students to learn passionately. * For college admissions officers who want diverse applicants with real-world learning experiences. * For business leaders who want a motivated and talented workforce. * For parents who want their children to be prepared for college and for life. * For students who want to take control over their learning . . . and want a school that is interesting, safe, respectful, and fun. * For anyone who cares about kids. Here, you’ll find a moving account of just what is possible in education, with many of the examples drawn from the Metropolitan Regional Career and Technical Center (“The Met”) in Providence, Rhode Island--a diverse public high school with the highest rates of attendance and college acceptance in the state. The Met exemplifies personalized learning, one student at a time. The Big Picture is a book to reenergize educators, inspire teachers in training, and start a new conversation about kids and schools, what we want for both, and how to make it happen.
📒Managing The Big Picture In Colleges And Universities ✍ Richard L. Alfred
✏Managing the Big Picture in Colleges and Universities Book Summary : In the past, colleges and universities relied on "small picture" tactics to determine insititutional direction. Even now, many institutions are missing a "big picture" approach to leadership and management. In an environment where business continues to aggressively optimize the opportunities it sees in higher education, institutional leaders must adopt a more strategic approach to guiding colleges and universities into the future. Strategy must become an essential part of the organizational architecture of every college and university.
📒The Big Picture ✍ Ben Carson, M.D.
✏The Big Picture Book Summary : In his grade school days, Ben Carson would hardly have been voted “most likely to become a famous surgeon.” His classmates had already given him another label: class dummy. Then a light clicked on for Ben—and a consuming passion for learning that catapulted him from “zero” test grades to a Yale scholarship, a pioneering role in modern medicine, and an influence that has extended from inner-city schools to corporate boardrooms and Washington corridors of power.What made the difference? Belief in his own potential, a commitment to education and making the most of his opportunities to learn, determination to make the world a better place, and faith in a God who knows no limits. Seeing the Big Picture.In The Big Picture, Ben Carson reveals the spiritual and philosophical foundations that undergird not just his dramatic career, but his approach to all of life. As in his best-selling Gifted Hands Dr. Carson shares colorful behind-the-scenes anecdotes. As in Think Big, he describes his practical principles for success. But The Big Picture is more than an autobiography or a personal-effectiveness manual. Rather, it’s a multifaceted look at the faith and vision that can see us all through hardship and failure, and stir us to bold exploits on behalf of something greater than ourselves.Dr. Carson begins by describing how he cultivated a Big-Picture perspective in his own life. Then he discusses ways to which all of us can approach parenting, family, business and friendships with the Big Picture in mind. Finally he looks at some pressing social issues—in particular, racial diversity, health care, and education—and considers how we ought to view them and what we should do about them in light of the Big Picture.Drawing on a vast array of experiences in roles ranging from trailblazing surgeon to public speaker, to husband and family man, Ben Carson shows how we can turn the course of our lives, out communities, our country, and our world by keeping the Big Picture always in mind.
📒The Big Picture ✍ Peter Berry
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📒The Big Picture ✍ Jeffrey Scheuer
✏The Big Picture Book Summary : Freedom of the press is the cornerstone of democracy. But, as countless recent examples of lapsed standards in the press since the Jayson Blair affair have shown, the First Amendment is no guarantee that American journalism will be first-rate. A press in crisis is a democracy endangered, argues Jeffrey Scheuer--cultural critic and author of The Sound Bite Society. In his new book, The Big Picture, Scheuer argues that in order for a democracy to thrive it is not enough for its press simply to be free--the press must be exceptional. This book explores journalistic excellence and its essential relationship with democracy, explaining why democracies depend on it and are only as good as their journalism. In The Big Picture, Scheuer explores journalistic excellence from three broad perspectives. First, from the democratic perspective, he shows how journalism is a core democratic function, and journalistic excellence a core democratic value. Then, from an intellectual perspective, he explores the ways in which journalism addresses basic concepts of truth, knowledge, objectivity, and ideology. Finally, from an institutional perspective, he considers the role and possible future of journalism education, the importance of journalistic independence, and the potential for nonprofit journalism to meet the journalistic needs of a democratic society. In lucid and accessible prose, The Big Picture provocatively demonstrates why we must all be vigilant about the quality of journalism today.
📒The Big Picture ✍ Hayley DiMarco
✏The Big Picture Book Summary : The Big Picture is a gospel-centered book for teenagers and young adults that tells the story of the God who has always been with man and, through his Son and Spirit, always will. Best-selling authors Hayley and Michael DiMarco guide readers to be more aware of God’s presence with us today and better sense His call for us to make disciples of all nations. The gospel didn’t begin in the New Testament. It was there, “In the beginning,” at the genesis of everything. Across the whole of human history, God’s grand narrative of love and redemption has been unfolding, a love gloriously displayed at the cross. This is the story of Jesus, and all history and Scripture point us to this good news. Teenagers live in a world defined by pressure—and with no shortage of opinions on how they should handle it. In The Big Picture, teens will develop a bigger perspective of Scripture and how the story of Jesus Christ ties it all together and how He should be our main focus. Nothing brings life into focus like the gospel!
📒The Big Picture ✍ Michelle Smith
✏The Big Picture Book Summary : The journal aims to showcase the best of Melbourne University's postgraduate community research, and to provide a forum for graduate students to present their work in an engaging and interesting style to a broader audience beyond their departmental peers. Through publishing a diverse range of postgraduate research, Traffic seeks to facilitate a sense of cohesiveness in the postgraduate community and to counter its fragmentation.
📒The Big Picture ✍ “Captain Jack” Jaknovich
✏The Big Picture Book Summary : As a college student, author “Captain Jack” Jaknovich yearned to understand the world. To do so, he began writing. In The Big Picture, he presents a host of essays compiled over the years that explain how actions, reactions, and consequences of various interconnected events follow an identifiable pattern in the past that points toward a goal of evolution for life from Earth into the universe. The Big Picture discusses how businesses and nongovernmental organizations use governments, the media, and other sources to manipulate people’s fears to ensure profits for themselves and their associates. Jaknovich shows how this multi-pronged strategy causes people to fear independent travel, limit perspectives to that of mainstream media, and remain impassive regarding unethical practices. The essays include guidance for the psychological revolution needed to ensure the survival of life in a sustainable manner. Drawing on interpretations from many realms of thought and study, The Big Picture presents a study on existence and evolution that can help humans live longer, happier lives.
📒The Big Picture ✍ Sky Blue
✏The Big Picture Book Summary : A delightful children's book about the love of ourselves and nature. A book that displays the similarities between you and nature! Beautiful and vibrant pictures! We, together with our unique differences, create the 'Big Picture'!... Life On Planet Earth!