Publisher: International Society for Technology in Education
Learn how to redesign lessons with technology to individualize and personalize instruction, transforming what learning looks like for your students. Many blended learning initiatives start from the top down and are designed for specific populations or make drastic changes to a school’s learning structure. But any K-12 classroom teacher can find ways to leverage blended learning, regardless of the constructs of their learning environment. All they need is a willingness to rethink their role — moving from content deliverer to architect of learning. In The Perfect Blend, you’ll learn how to create a “homemade recipe” for effective blended learning for your students. Rather than focusing on finding and implementing a specific established model, author Michele Eaton shows teachers how to embrace the flexibility of blended learning to take an active role as a designer of learning and, in the process, help students become advocates for their education. This book: • Provides an accessible resource for teachers beginning to use technology, as well as master blended teachers who are looking for new ideas or strategies. • Includes templates and planning tools that can be used as is or modified to fit the needs of your students. • Focuses on understanding and reflecting on your role as a designer of learning experiences, and creating and using digital content in the classroom. You’ll gain practical skills, strategies and lesson ideas for various types of blended learning thanks to examples from real classrooms and educators. Along the way, you’ll discover how to build on the skills you already have to support blended learning.
Online phenomenon The Blender Girl offers up 100 recipes for healthy living with tasty, crowd-pleasing dishes to help boost nutrition for every meal of the day. The Perfect Blend functions not only as a cookbook but also as a guide for how to lead a more vibrant and healthy life. Blogging powerhouse Tess Masters lays out a dozen healthy goals for readers, including gaining energy, boosting immunity, reducing inflammation, detoxing the body, and probiotic power. Then Masters offers easy-to-follow recipes for smoothies, elixirs, snacks, salads, sides, soups, mains, and desserts that help you reach these goals and get results fast. Including a guide to key ingredients, an extensive resources section, and optional nutritional boosters for each recipe, The Perfect Blend will help you find your own perfect blend and leave you feeling energized and revitalized.
Bernice and her husband Michael raised their three children as a blended family in their nearly 30 year marriage. Although Michael transitioned to heaven in 2012, you’ll hear Bernice talk about how Michael led his family graciously and how he loved and provided a close knit environment for them to flourish. Bernice opens up about their family’s ups and downs and how through prayer and perseverance, they were successful in their goal to blend five people together as one unit. This book was written to be a helpful tool to mothers, fathers, foster parents and other relatives who are part of a blended family. By grasping the information in this book and using it for groups or on an individual basis, the reader will find helpful, effective ways to strengthen their blended family. She is confident that anyone who truly trusts, who knows how to love, and will put in the work can win over any obstacle and against all opposition. Bernice is continuing the ministry work which she and her husband shared in preaching and teaching the Word of God. She is an example of living holy, exemplifying compassion, and walking by faith. Her motto is “I’ll never give up on anyone, because God has never given up on me.”
One thing I love about God is that He is always in the restoration business. We may make decisions that cause us to experience brokenness in one way or another, but He is always working with and for us to put things back together again. God knew that our lives wouldn’t always measure up to His ideals, yet He made provision for us. Psalm 68:6 tells us that it is God who sets the solitary into families. God still has a plan for you and your family, a plan that’s good and causes you to win. The Perfect Blend Devotional uses the Word of God to encourage you, enlighten you, and motivate you. Failure doesn’t have to be your final outcome; you can make your second time around sweeter. Your family can be the perfect blend!
A hometown series full of sexy romance, humor, and heart... Carrie Lowell swears off men for good after nearly losing her business in a bitter divorce settlement to her abusive ex-husband. She's on the verge of filing bankruptcy when handsome librarian Matt Jacobs walks into her shop and offers sound—if unwanted—business advice. Sure, financially he's a godsend, but emotionally he's a threat to the barricade she's built around her heart. Heir to a vast fortune, Jacob Spalding flees L.A. for the tiny Midwest town of Redemption, Wisconsin to escape the scandalous nightmare his life has become. Now known as Matt Jacobs, he buys a little cottage and settles in to small town life. Soon, he finds himself infatuated with the owner of the coffee shop across the street. Too bad the infuriating woman is as contrary as she is beautiful. EXCERPT: Whistling, Matt strode through the swinging door that separated the kitchen from the dining area and headed straight for the counter. He seemed rather pleased with himself. "All fixed. Anything else I can do before I head over to the library?" "No. Thanks. I owe you for the air-conditioner. I have to admit, Jacobs, I'm impressed. You're a hard worker, and that's something I value." His brow rose. "I'm sorry, did you just compliment me?" She pursed her lips in an effort to hold back a grin, but lost the battle. "Don't get used to it." Her pulse sped up when he reached out and traced her jaw line with his fingertips, his gaze centered on her lips. "Do you have any idea how beautiful you are?" Carrie suddenly became lost in those gorgeous eyes and that handsome face. Words failed her. She swallowed hard and fought to keep from melting at his feet. He started to lean in and she panicked. Did he mean to kiss her? Right here in the shop where anyone could see them? The door opened with a tinkling sound and he snatched his hand back, looking like a guilty little boy. Talk about saved by the bell. She cleared her throat and smiled as a couple of teenage girls walked up to the counter. Her smiled faded when she realized they weren't there as customers. They both gazed up at Matt, their heavily made-up faces pathetically adoring. "Hi," the curly-haired blonde cooed as her brunette friend clutched onto her arm, looking about ready to faint. Carrie rolled her eyes. Matt met her gaze, amusement dancing in his eyes, before shooting the girls a wink. "What can I get for you ladies?" "We were just wondering...what time does the library open?" "In about two minutes. Come on, I'll walk you over." He glanced at Carrie. "Same time tomorrow?" "I'll be counting the minutes," she muttered.
The Perfect Blend is a Valentine's themed romance novel that celebrates family, community, and the power of love. Minnie Logan is the owner of Logan’s Coffee Shop, a staple in a small New England town. Struggling to maintain her grandfather's legacy and rent payments, Minnie has less than a month to creatively preserve and renew her family business. Robert Vaughan, the CFO, of a giant coffee conglomerate, arrives in the small town in pursuit of a takeover of Logan’s Coffee Shop. Unbeknownst to Minnie, she falls for the mysterious newcomer while she uses the magic of love and the miracle of faith to give back to the community that has given so much to her.
Opening a Christian coffeehouse in Seattle—that was my dream. I wanted to call it Maggie Black's Higher Grounds. So when banker William Grey III denied my loan, I was crushed. But then Mr. Grey (who's a tea drinker—figures!) explained that if I took his small-business course, the bank might reconsider my application. It would take the help of some of my fab coffee, but I was sure I could stay awake long enough to learn something. Besides, despite Grey's stuffy façade, his velvety British accent could make even financial analysis sound interesting.
Rich Girl. Lilliana Goodwin has been thriving in her career, thanks in no small part to her privileged background. For the longest time, she thought her life was on the right track. All she needed was love. And then Ginny came along… Poor Girl. Ginny Williams has always enjoyed giving to and doing for others, especially if she can make them feel warm and cozy. Working at a coffee shop is practically a family tradition. All she’s missing out on is love. But she has a crush on Lilliana, who seems tantalizingly out of reach… A Surprising Pairing. When Lilliana and Ginny come together, they find it’s not so difficult to blend their worlds. Especially once they connect over shared loss and the still-resonating wounds of the past. They soon learn that they are better together, and that their love can reach others. All they have to do is take the first step. The Perfect Blend is a low-angst, feel-good 30,000 word lesbian romance novella in which love is all anyone needs. Keywords: lesbian romance, lgbt romance, sapphic romance, ff romance, women loving women, wlw romance
From Sue Margolis, the beloved author of Forget Me Knot and Gucci, Gucci Coo, comes a clever, capricious novel about lust, longing, and sizing up the competition. After enduring her share of commitment-phobic boyfriends, Amy Brown trades in her high-powered PR job and designer shoes to embark on the journey of single motherhood. Now, with a rambunctious boy of six and chaotic shifts serving decadent muffins and high-octane brew at a local coffee bar, Amy could use a fix herself—preferably the sexy, smoky-eyed grande type. No one is more shocked than Amy to discover that Sam Draper is made perfectly to order: hot, sweet, and delicious. There is just one teeny problem. He’s the architect for the neighborhood’s brand-new Bean Machine, her employer’s fiercest rival. Still, Sam is sexy, fun, and really likes Amy’s son, Charlie. Amy can’t resist the steamy passion—or the feeling that Sam is hiding a secret or two. Could there be something rotten in the beans that make up the Machine’s secret blend? Or is it something more personal? Harnessing her untapped yet formidable journalistic skills, Amy blows the lid off a story that will change her life, but will Sam stick around to share it? Perfect Blend is as addictive as a Frappuccino—but not nearly as fattening.
Take a reformed player and his devoted wife, one old flame and her reckless lover, a conservative radio host and his sexy secret... and you have three couples on the mend, on the make and on the road toward the perfect blend of friendship and family, love and sex, compromise and commitment. Laugh-out-loud moments... Funny, nimble, entertaining storytelling' - Marcus Major 'Not since Spike Lee's School Daze...has the black experience...beren this intriguing' - Essence'