Charming and humorous, this is a book that will delight young dog lovers and tired commuters alike.
Losing a best friend is a terrible loss, but when it is your dog...it can feel so much worse. Words cannot even express the emptiness left within your heart. You feel as though that life cannot move on without them. If you had the experience of having a great dog in your life - a strong connection with an animal - and then having to experience the hardship of the loss after death, this may be a great read for you. My heart goes out to everyone who has shared my experience, and my wife's too. As losing your best friend, can be like losing part of your heart, and your routine with your dog, no longer is required, and it leaves you with an empty void.
The title says it all! This book takes a look at men and their doggish ways. This book was written to give women an opportunity to see what many men think about women. I take a light hearted approach to a very serious topic. You will be amused by how I describe how some men look at women. Women call men dogs all of the time. Inside this book you will read how right you are! Some of the topics discussed are male predatory ways, manners of manhood, the old dog, women and a bad dog, and one of my favorites, is he a selfish bastard. Men think it is their right to dog women. I tell you several things that I think that many women already know about men but are in denial. If your man is a dog and is no good, admit it and keep it moving. A good man just isn't for all women. I will make you a promise that you will find something in this book to make you laugh and maybe something will make you cry. It is my intention to stimulate and provoke conversations about men and how they can act like dogs. I hope you find this book as fun to read as I had writing it.
Human-Centred Education (HCE) radically rethinks the aims of education, the nature of learning, and the relationship between individuals in schools. This accessible guide presents a HCE approach to schooling and includes a variety of rich pedagogical examples. It provides practical suggestions as to how the approach might be adopted as a whole-school initiative, or else woven into particular aspects of existing school life, including the curriculum, classroom culture and feedback for learning. This handbook also illustrates how holistic educational practices, found in some alternative schools, can be introduced fruitfully into the state educational system with step-by-step guidance on how to integrate HCE into teacher training and school governance. HCE is more than a set of inflexible pedagogical prescriptions or a recipe of lesson plans. It originates from the fundamental values of care, positive relationships and well-being. National education policies tend to ignore deeper educational processes, such as the cultivation of qualities that are central to living meaningfully and well, because they focus on measured, high-stakes academic performance. HCE is an effective antidote to this, and brings to the fore a more human-centred approach without sacrificing academic standards. Current secondary teachers, members of school management and leadership teams, as well as those currently undertaking teacher training will all benefit from reading this important book.
ÂThe healing power of the bond between men and dogs isexplored in this unique book. Three important themes emerge: attachment, loss,and continued bonds with canine companions for males across the life span andfrom various contextual backgrounds. The contributors replace common assumptionswith needed context pertaining to men's emotions and relationships, startingwith the impact of gender norms on attachment, and including robust data on howcanine companionship may counter Western culture socialization. The chapters engagereaders with details pertaining to ways in which dogs help men develop stable,caring relationships, process feelings, and cope with stress - within a varietyof environments including home, school and treatment programs for veterans,prisoners, and youth. The book also address men's loss of companion animals,and the need for building new ways of sustaining the memory and meaning of thebond in males' lives, referred to as a "continuing bond." Â From these various vantage points, Â therapeutic insights and relevant findings bringa new depth of understanding to this compelling topic.
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Probing the deeper concepts behind "man's best friend," Men and Their Dogs provides a richclinical understanding of this timeless bond, and should be of special interestto health psychologists, clinical psychologists, academicians, social workers, nurses,counselors, life coaches and dog lovers.
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