Achieving Teaching Excellence serves not only as a readable, user-friendly textbook for the beginning teacher but, also as a source book for the experienced teacher, helping both create meaningful student learning experiences, stimulating student interest, developing cognitive skills, and leading students to question established tenets. You will want to keep it handy, referring to it time and again throughout your teaching career.
Based on a real event, The Uffda Trial is set in the fictitious western Minnesota town of Vingelen, an extremely homogenous Scandinavian community, in 1926. It may be the "Roaring Twenties," but 23-year-old Karl Thorson has had to quit high school to work on the family farm. He longs to be an independent farmer, and perhaps even find a wife, but he has yet to find a woman he would want to marry. While attending a dance in a neighboring community, Karl meets Julie, and it appears to be a mutual attraction. However, as he attempts to learn more about her, Karl discovers that her unusually evasive father is promoting a moving-picture show in Vingelen and has actually promised to give away an el...
When Dr. George Gherkin, president of Fergus Falls State University, is killed at a faculty party he was hosting, it is up to local sheriff Palmer Knutson to determine which disgruntled guest disturbed the peace of this quiet Minnesota town with murder.
"The book also features cross-references throughout, a bibliography accompanying each entry, an elaborate appendix listing biographies according to particular categories of interest, and a comprehensive index."--BOOK JACKET.
Assassin or saint? Friend or foe? Heroin or villain, LaJuan Craig is that character everyone loves to hate. In Standing Firm, she was loved by some and hated by others. Now in her own story, LaJuan faces the challenge of turning her life over to God and risking death. Who is shooting at her? Who's trying to kill her friends and loved ones? It can only be her employers, the Men in Suits. As LaJuan struggles to take back her life, she herself being hunted. All of life she was the hunter and now she's the hunted. She wants to change. The Illuminati wants her dead. What should she do? Live for God or die for man?
In the good old Minnesota town of Fergus Falls, murder is about as common as shorts-wearing tourists in January. But even in quiet Nordic towns, strange things can happen in the dead of winter. Eager to retire, insurance company owner "Pinky" Hofstead had grand plans to announce the appointment of his new president at an all-employee winter weekend retreat. But after a night of snowmobiling in sub-zero weather, Hofstead is found the next day—as cold and stiff as a piece of dried lutefisk. Puzzled by how Hofstead's body could be lying beneath a concrete loon with his snowmobile abandoned fifty feet away, Otter County Sheriff Palmer Knutson and his upstart rookie detective suspect that this is more than just an accident. With possible motives of greed, ambition, and jealousy, could any of the four employees or their spouses be cold-blooded enough to ice the boss? Uffda! There's a murderous chill in the air!