Best Selling Books by Jim Grant

Jim Grant is the author of My Big Toe (2021), Three Spirits of Leadership (1999), The Archaeology Coursebook (2001), I Hate School! (1994) and other 26 books.

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My Big Toe

release date: May 19, 2021
My Big Toe
My Big Toe By: Jim Grant What is their big toe to a child who first encounters it? A lot of things, it turns out!

Three Spirits of Leadership

release date: Jan 01, 1999
Three Spirits of Leadership
A senior corporate executive, an entrepreneur, and a high-ranking CEO offer insight on leadership, business success, and the secret to effective organizations in this discussion of the interaction between entrepreneurs, corporations, and communities. It addresses the key themes facing businesses everywhere: leadership and decision-making at the turn of the century, organizational change, and a renewed awareness of the importance of community and the spirit. Presenting a model of a united front of all three approaches to business when the strengths of each are combined, this book offers practical considerations and encourages shifts in perception.

The Archaeology Coursebook

release date: Sep 20, 2001
The Archaeology Coursebook
This fully updated and revised edition of the best-selling title The Archaeology Coursebook is a guide for students studying archaeology for the first time. Including new methods and key studies in this fourth edition, it provides pre-university students and teachers, as well as undergraduates and enthusiasts, with the skills and technical concepts necessary to grasp the subject. The Archaeology Coursebook: introduces the most commonly examined archaeological methods, concepts and themes, and provides the necessary skills to understand them explains how to interpret the material students may meet in examinations supports study with key studies, key sites, key terms, tasks and skills development illustrates concepts and commentary with over 400 photos and drawings of excavation sites, methodology and processes, tools and equipment provides an overview of human evolution and social development with a particular focus upon European prehistory. Reflecting changes in archaeological practice and with new key studies, methods, examples, boxes, photographs and diagrams, this is definitely a book no archaeology student should be without.

I Hate School!

release date: Jan 01, 1994
I Hate School!
Introduces the concepts of developmental placement and school readiness, and discusses the differences between developmental and chronological age.

What Gritty Kids Do When No One Is Looking

release date: Mar 31, 2016
What Gritty Kids Do When No One Is Looking
This colorful picture book provides an engaging look at kids representing 13 key characteristics of grit in their everyday lives. This unique combination of art and text makes the book perfect as a read-aloud for younger children, and read-with and read-by for older kids, and a great discussion starter for middle school through adult. "* Illustrates 13 key characteristics of grit * Combination of art and text will engage young and old * Great discussion-starter * Perfectly complements Jim Grant's Grit to Go"

The Pilgrimage Begins

release date: Feb 15, 2023
The Pilgrimage Begins
The author uses illustrations, illuminations to inspire the reader to dig deeper into the Word of God. This book is part one of a second book forth coming based on blogs from the Old Testament. The reader can use this book either as a devotional or a commentary. The Pilgrimage is based on a five-year journey of Pastor Jim Grant with his congregation. The project was meant to engage the church into relevant and meaningful discipleship. However, the Preach between the lines grew in international interest, so the author ventured to put the weekly excerpts into a book format. The blogs have been accessed by over 70 countries. The Pilgrimage is a collection of blogs from the authors Preach Between the Lines pages. The Pilgrimage is about a journey through the bible as written to a church congregation.

Stalin and the Soviet Union

release date: Jan 01, 1998
Stalin and the Soviet Union
Realistic and readable Depth studies for all abilities.

Get the Job (and the Compensation) You Want

release date: Jan 19, 2009
Get the Job (and the Compensation) You Want
Provides advice on the process of job seeking and interviewing.

The Death of Common Sense in Our Schools and what You Can Do about It!

release date: Jan 01, 2007

Struggling Learners

release date: Jan 01, 2002
Struggling Learners
Provides parents and teachers with information and advice about wrong grade placement and other problems' faced by struggling students.

Retention and Its Prevention

release date: Jan 01, 1997

The Case Against Diversification

release date: May 01, 2012
The Case Against Diversification
Diversification is for people who don't know what they are doing. Are you upset that the value of your investment portfolio dropped over 40% during the financial crisis of late 2008? Are you upset that the value of your investment portfolio dropped over 30% when the tech bubble burst in 2000? - - - You should be! Are you looking for an investment strategy that will materially out-perform the stock market over the long term, lower the variability in the value of your portfolio, which requires no data gathering, no calculations, and only takes you 15-20 minutes a week? Higher profits, lower risk, little effort, what more do you want? The strategy described in this book has been back-tested over 62 years to confirm the above claims. Make money whether the stock market is going up or down.

The Pilgrimage Continues, 2

release date: Nov 16, 2021
The Pilgrimage Continues, 2
The Pilgrimage Continues is the second volume of blogs from Preach Between the Lines by the author. This volume contains blogs from all Old Testament books. The are meditations, devotions and commentary to help the reader connect the dots of the God's salvation plan for all nations. This is the compliment to the authors first book, The Pilgrimage Begins, based on the book of the New Testament.

Worth Repeating

release date: Jan 01, 1989

Grit-To-Go: Classroom-Ready Resources

release date: Mar 17, 2016
Grit-To-Go: Classroom-Ready Resources
"What is grit? Grit is the determination to achieve long-term goals, often against difficult odds. The word grit is often used as an umbrella term to describe being resilient, persistent, and having the will to deal with and overcome obstacles. Because learning is often a challenge, a student's grit can make the difference between failing and making the grade. Students who develop grit can improve their academic performance through strengthened resiliency and perseverance. Grit traits become good habits that enable students to persist in the face of adversity, setbacks, and disappointments when pursuing their goals in school and out. Although grit is not an academic skill, the good news is that it can be taught in school, not as an add-on, but through strategies that can be easily incorporated into an existing curriculum. This book will provide a roadmap for how to "go gritty" in the classroom, and the classroom strategies to get youand your studentsthere."

The Complete Canvasworker's Guide: How to Outfit Your Boat Using Natural Or Synthetic Cloth

release date: May 22, 1992
The Complete Canvasworker's Guide: How to Outfit Your Boat Using Natural Or Synthetic Cloth
These days the canvas we work is likely to be a synthetic fiber, superior to its natural-fiber predecessor in most every way. Today, the average canvasworker's fingers are not like marlinspikes, nor, if you have a good ordinary sewing machine, do they need to be. Canvaswork is unchanged in one sense, though: It can result in an almost endless variety of attractive and functional gear for a boat. The old tars would have envied what we can turn out today. The Complete Canvasworker's Guide is a thorough, step-by-step introduction to making all common items of canvas boat gear. This is more than an idea book. All the instructions are here, in a straightforward, no-frills format developed by Jim Grant, to answer the needs of canvasworking students and mail-order customers. This new edition, expanded by fifty percent, is thoroughly updated and revised, with many new illustrations.

Church Revitalization in Rural America

release date: Aug 08, 2018
Church Revitalization in Rural America
The lasting solutions to rural America's churches challenges will be found in rural America. The rural church in America in the twenty-first century must develop new relationships and new ways of doing things to ensure prosperous and socially healthy future. But we should not delude ourselves into thinking that the rural American church has so many unique issues. In fact, most of the challenges facing the rural American church today are often the same challenges for the declining rural, urban fringe, and extreme urban church seeking renewal and revitalization. Yet, while the challenges are similar, the solutions are more unique. It has been just a little over a year since I completed my study sabbatical focusing on rural church revitalization. Our research revealed three profound types of churches among the rural landscape. The first type were those churches which were benign. These benign churches were 118 (33.71%) out of the 350 rural churches surveyed. Benign churches are the churches which have primarily a maintenance mindset which is displayed by very little effort and very low expectations. The second type we discovered were the bewildered churches in the rural landscape. Bewildered churches are those which are so frustrated that they are all but ready to jump off the proverbial bridge. These churches were 117 (33.43%) out of the 350 churches interviewed and surveyed. They are not only doing nothing they have no desire to seek renewal or life. They are the ones which have the mantra that the last one left alive remember to turn the lights off. The third type of rural church our research and interviews revealed are those who are the bold. These bold churches along the rural landscape have leaders which operate more as a community watcher and chaplain for the entire region not just a few church members. These churches were 115 (32.86%) of the 350 churches surveyed and interviewed. Without a doubt these were the healthiest of all the three types. They had a forward focus and were willing to try almost anything to reach their tiny population for Christ Jesus. Those churches were led by leaders who were strong voices for righteousness in their rural communities. They were not only participants with community leaders but they were partners in projects for the good of the area. These bold churches also stretched the usual outreach area around their church from six miles to thirty miles. The bold churches were most interested in connecting with the community. They sought ways to think outside of the box for the betterment of community not just the church. They emphasized newness over deadness. I am extremely encouraged at what I have seen and the pastors who are giving it their all for the sake of Christ in these rural areas. As a rural church revitalizer, you cannot settle for just doing a little. You must give it your all if you are going to revitalize a rural church. Successful rural revitalizers stay out front and on the edge. Dying rural churches are more focused on relaxing in a recliner. There have been many who I met that could barely make ends meet and yet their daily walk and Christian experienced makes ours pale in compare. There was such joy and intimacy in these congregations. The pace was much slower and so much more relaxed. These rural churches affirmed the membership and accepted everyone. Pastors of these rural churches were known in these small communities. They were making a difference. This will be the most challenging ministry assignment you will ever face! Might I make one more parting observation? While so many in denominational life are focusing on a small number of urban centers for their future hopes, perhaps such short sightedness will be the cause for us to lose the rest of America. What a sad day that will be. Our Lord Jesus loves the little communities just as much as He does the big ones. Hold on and keep on. Hold on Rural Church Revitalizer. Hold on!

If You're Riding a Horse and It Dies, Get Off

release date: Jan 01, 1999

Differentiated Instruction

release date: Jan 01, 2002
Differentiated Instruction
This book contains 101 classroom-tested, easy-to-implement strategies. Well-indexed, it provides teachers with easy access to a variety of ideas to help out in different problem areas. Strategies are arranged by grade level within each of the following sections: Classroom Management, Community Building, Teacher's Toolbox, Literacy, Math, and Assessment. Also includes helpful graphics, time-saving reproducibles, and a comprehensive resource list.

Developmental Education in the 1990's

release date: Jan 01, 1991

Differentiating Textbooks

release date: Jan 01, 2003
Differentiating Textbooks
Shows how to motivate your students as they are confronted with text which is generally written in a less-than-engaging expository style. Shows you how to teach the child, not the textbook

What Principals Do when No One is Looking

release date: Jan 01, 1998

You Know You're a Teacher If ...

release date: Jan 01, 2002
You Know You're a Teacher If ...
Celebrates educators and their creativity in turning everyday objects - beach balls, Venetian blinds, rotten fruits and vegetables, PVC pipes, to name a few - into practical, fun, hands-on teaching supplies and learning tools.

What Teachers Do when No One is Looking

release date: Jan 01, 1997

What School Secretaries Do When No One Is Looking

release date: Feb 01, 1999

The Retention

release date: Jan 01, 1998
The Retention
This book focuses on how elementary school teachers and administrators can make sensible, well-reasoned, and defensible retention and promotion decisions. The book contains a reproducible retention/promotion checklist made up of questions selected on the basis of factors that have an impact on school success or failure. Checklist summary and recommendation pages are designed to help educators quickly and easily summarize the reasons for the retention or promotion decision and the recommended course of action for the student. The "Explanation of Checklist Responses" section helps educators analyze and use the information gathered in the checklist; each question's relevance to the retention/promotion decision is explained. Appendices are included to provide additional information or to clarify the decision-making process. The included Individual Retention Plan (IRP) and Individual Promotion Plan (IPP) were developed to help teachers, specialists, and parents/guardians come to a clear understanding of the goals, objectives, and support services for an individual student, as well as to evaluate student progress and clearly communicate that progress to parents. Finally, samples of completed checklists and plans are included to help guide the child study team formed for the purpose of retention/promotion decision-making. Contains 51 references. (EV)

The Looping Handbook

release date: Jan 01, 1996
The Looping Handbook
Looping is a practice where a teacher moves with her class from one grade to the next, while the teacher previously teaching the higher class cycles to pick up a new class. Provides a multiyear relationship between teacher and child.

A Common Sense Guide to Multiage Practices

release date: Jan 01, 1995
A Common Sense Guide to Multiage Practices
The authors present practical teaching strategies for managing the multiage classroom, give information regarding various multiage configurations and offer child development theory and research conclusions. Their insights are drawn from years of experience as teachers and principals and from the experience of many other multiage educators.

The Looping Evaluation Book

release date: Jan 01, 1999
The Looping Evaluation Book
Looping is an instructional design whereby students progress to the next grade level with the same teacher(s) for two or more years. This book was designed to help teachers and administrators explore, implement, and evaluate looping programs. The book is divided into four parts. Part 1, "Exploring Looping Configurations," identifies the primary components of looping, the reasons for its implementation, and the kinds of instructional practices commonly associated with it. Part 2, "Implementing Looping Configurations," provides guidelines for steps to consider when planning instruction. Part 3, "Evaluating Looping Configurations," presents tips for establishing an evaluation process for a looping instructional design and clarifies which elements need evaluation and how results should be shared, used, and reported. Part 4, "Support Pages," directs readers to specific resources for obtaining additional information regarding specific topics concerning the looping classroom and includes reproducible forms and sample surveys, letters, questionnaires, and charts. (KB)
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