Pigskin Pulpit

A Social History of Texas High School Football Coaches

Author: Ty Cashion

Publisher: Texas State Historical Assn

ISBN: 9780876111680

Category: History

Page: 309

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High school football is one of the identifying institutions of twentieth-century Texas. Many consider high school football to be cast in the state's rough-hewn image. In fact, it is shaped in the image of its coaches. Pigskin Pulpit examines the men who shaped the game -- and generations of players -- in their own image. It traces the development of football and the coaching profession and explains how a schoolboy avocation became a vital part of Texas culture.

Successful Coaching

Author: Rainer Martens

Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers

ISBN: 9781450400510

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 443

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This comprehensive text includes content on how to communicate and motivate players, as well as manage problem behaviours among athletes with a positive approach. It provides a full introduction to the games approach to coaching and strategic advice on how to incorporate this into a successful programme.

After Postmodernism

Reconstructing Ideology Critique

Author: Herbert W. Simons Michael Billig

Publisher: SAGE

ISBN: 9781446222720


Page: 272

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This interdisciplinary book addresses the key questions posed by the postmodernist challenge: Is it possible to reflect and criticize in an age when every claim to truth is placed under suspicion? Are social critics contaminated by the same ideological distortions they identify in society? The text reviews different responses to such dilemmas and thus examines ways to reconstruct social theory and critique following the postmodern attack on the traditional foundations of knowledge. Whether looking at political critique and praxis, feminist issues, ideology or teaching practices, the contributions are united by the need to ground a new theoretical and political position in the absence of the foundational certainties once provided by positivism and empiricism.

The World Factbook

Author: Central Intelligence Agency

Publisher: Masterlab

ISBN: 8379912136

Category: Reference

Page: 3100

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The World Factbook provides information on the history, people, government, economy, geography, communications, transportation, military, and transnational issues for 267 world entities. The World Factbook is prepared by the Central Intelligence Agency. Comprehensive guide full of facts, maps, flags, and detailed information. A must for travellers, businessmen, politicians, and all who wants to know more about our fascinating world. -- We share these facts with the people of all nations in the belief that knowledge of the truth underpins the functioning of free societies (From official webpage). Tags: world, guide, facts, almanach

Mud and Water

The Collected Teachings of Zen Master Bassui

Author: Bassui Tokusho

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0861717236

Category: Religion

Page: 256

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The fourteenth-century Zen master Bassui was recognized as one of the most important Zen teachers of his time. Accessible and eloquent, these teachings cut to the heart of the great matter of Zen, pointing directly to the importance of seeing our own original nature and recognizing it as Buddhahood itself. Bassui is taking familiar concepts in Buddhism and recasting them in an essential Zen light. Though he lived centuries ago in a culture vastly different from our own, Zen Master Bassui speaks with a voice that spans time and space to address our own modern challenges - in our lives and spiritual practice. Like the revered Master Dogen several generations before him, Bassui was dissatisfied with what passed for Zen training, and taught a radically reenergized form of Zen, emphasizing deep and direct penetration into one's own true nature. And also like Dogen, Bassui uses powerful and often poetic language to take familiar Buddhist concepts recast them in a radically non-dual Zen light, making ancient doctrines vividly relevant. This edition of Mud and Water contains several teachings never before translated.

Contemporary Authors


Author: Frances C. Locher

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780810300484

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 600

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Entries contain personal and career information on contemporary authors as well as their published writings and work in progress

Effective Instruction

Author: Tamar Levin,Ruth Long

Publisher: Assn for Supervision & Curriculum


Category: Education

Page: 101

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The purpose of this book is to share successful instructional and learning processes with educators. The focus is on three types of variables in classroom learning and instruction: (1) active learning time; (2) feedback and corrective procedures; and (3) instructional cues. The literature on the nature of each variable is discussed, and the conditions for successful implementation, the reasons for their powerful effects on learning, and the different ways they can be used are outlined. A section on evaluating instruction examines the roles of classroom observation, rating scales, student questionnaires, content analysis and techniques for self examination. A review of the implications arising from new demands on the educational system cites the classroom climate and the concept of individual differences as major areas that need research. An annotated bibliography of research articles written since 1960 emphasizes the feasibility of implementing the ideas discussed in the book. (FG)

Who's Who of American Women, 1997-1998

Author: Marquis Who's Who

Publisher: Marquis Whos Who

ISBN: 9780837904221

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 1201

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WHO'S WHO OF AMERICAN WOMEN is the one essential reference to depend on for accurate & detailed facts on American women of achievement. This new edition includes in-depth biographical profiles of prominent, accomplished women.

Cedar Point

Author: David W. Francis,Diane DeMali Francis

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738532349

Category: History

Page: 128

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In 1870, Louis Zistel began ferrying passengers from Sandusky to the Cedar Point Peninsula's beer garden and sandy beaches. In 1888, the Grand Pavilion was built, housing a massive theatre, bowling alley, photographic studio, and kitchen, and shortly thereafter, the resort's first roller coaster was installed. George Boeckling transformed the resort into a self-sufficient city and amusement park, but the park suffered badly in the 1930s economic depression. However, after Cedar Point changed hands several times in the 1950s, it became one of America's leading amusement parks. Today, the park is best known as the world's largest amusement park and the "Roller Coaster Capital of the World."

Get Rich Click!

The Ultimate Guide to Making Money on the Internet

Author: Marc Ostrofsky

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1451668392

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 272

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A mainstream release of a previously self-published best-seller, written by a successful internet traffic developer best known for his record-breaking sale of the Business.com domain name, shares a wealth of insights, tips and strategies for using online resources to build wealth rapidly.

Miner Injustice

The Ragman's War

Author: R. S. Sukle

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595361277

Category: Fiction

Page: 332

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Sukle's book is well researched, and her dialogue rings true to the accent and the feeling of those fraught times. It is a praiseworthy effort, and one expects to see more of Sukle as a writer/historian. -Barbara Bamberger Scott, Women Writers Review During the coal strike of 1927, the coalfields of western Pennsylvania become a hotbed of tension and terror. A mine mechanic and World War I hero, Ragman walks away from his job at the Russellton Mine. He originally wants no part of the union fight, but is slowly drawn in by his activist brothers. When a new unit of special Coal and Iron Police arrives in Russellton to terrorize the town and end the strike, Ragman scarcely realizes that the commander, Herman Bucholtz, has his own agenda. Appointed by the governor to break the strike and evict the miners from their homes, he imposes unconstitutional restrictions to keep out relief workers and organizers. Thus begins an intricate, emotional tangle that leads Ragman and his fellow activists on an escalating, fanatical path of revenge and self-discovery, culminating in a life-and-death struggle.

Make Haste Slowly

Moderates, Conservatives, and School Desegregation in Houston

Author: William Henry Kellar

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

ISBN: 9781603447188

Category: Electronic books

Page: 242

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