How many excuses are there for not doing homework? Let us count the ways: Giant lizards invaded the neighbour-hood. Elves hid all the pens. And then there was that problem with carnivorous plants...The excuses go on and on, each more absurd than the next and escalating to hilarious heights. Featuring detail-rich illustrations by illustrator Benjamin Chaud, this book is guaranteed to amuse kids and their parents, not to mention anyone who has experienced a slacker student moment - and isn't that everyone?
Over the past three decades, Professor Larry Smith has become something of a “career whisperer” for his students at the University of Waterloo. His stunning TEDx talk on finding your calling has been viewed by more than six million people and counting.This book captures the best of his advice in a one-stop roadmap for your future. Showcasing his particular mix of tough love and bracing clarity, Smith itemizes all the excuses and worries that are holding you back - and deconstructs them brilliantly. After dismantling your hidden mental obstacles, he provides practical, step-by-step guidance on how to go about identifying and then pursuing your true passion. There’s no promising it will be easy, but the straight-talking, irrepressible Professor Smith buoys you with the inspiration necessary to stay the course.
When a girl loses the class pet (and her homework), her excuses become increasingly silly and far-fetched, and her efforts to find the ferret are giggle-inducing. Fans of Guinea Dog will love this hilarious Jennings story.
Most of the research conducted about homework is based on adults' perspectives. This case study explored the perspectives of 5th and 6th grade students in comparison with 10 teachers' perceptions about homework. The author administered questionnaires and conducted in depth interviews using a stratified purposive sample and extreme case sampling; which educed the participants' perceptions and practices about homework. The students' represented 4 distinct groups: English Language Learners, general education, gifted and talented and special education. The teachers' instruct 5th and 6th grade. The results of the study indicate that students do not complete their homework because they find it too hard, boring, or they do not understand it. Interestingly, students think that worksheets are hard and boring. However, they are not against homework! This book should benefit teachers, parents, school administrators and staff developers. It would also help develop homework practices that would increase homework completion and student learning. This book brings out the voices of the students to the forefront. After all, they are the ones doing the homework. Listen to them!
We all know that we should exercise and eat right, so why is it so hard to follow through? We make excuses for why we aren't taking better care of ourselves, saying things like, "I'm too tired," "I don't have time," or "I'm just not built to look that way." But Maria Kang, the mother of three behind the viral "What's Your Excuse?" mom photos, is here to say that the excuses stop now. It takes 3 days to break down an excuse, 3 weeks to develop a new habit, and 3 months to make a significant, lasting change to your life, and Maria Kang is here to make sure you get big results every step of the way. The first cycle of the program is S.P.E.E.D., which is about setting and executing ambitious goals. Maria uses a unique 30% carbs, 30% protein, 30% fats, and 10% flex diet that readers will customize to their specific needs, and a combination of strength, cardio, and flexibility training to improve health and create a caloric deficit. Next comes S.T.R.I.V.E., where readers learn to identify the excuses that are holding them back and learn habit-shifting techniques to overcome any obstacle. Finally, the S.C.O.R.E. cycle is about celebrating the results and establishing new goals to sustain the new normal.
In 51 Days No Excuses, Rich Gaspari invites you on a 51 day challenge to transform your body and mind with a no excuses approach at a lifestyle change. With the 51 day program, it is important you stay the course and realize that you are the only person that can hold you back. In this book you will not only receive a daily diet and exercise plan, but stories of overcoming obstacles, personal setbacks, and how to stay motivated in the face of adversity. It doesnt matter if your goal is to be a bodybuilder or to just get in better shape, you are going to get leaner, stronger, ripped and bigger in the right places with Richs program as well as motivated. And you dont have to worry if you dont have all the right equipment, if you feel too small, or if you think you are past your prime. Richs 51 day program will get you on the right track to looking and feeling great. Stop the excuses today and watch your body and mind change.
In No Excuses Detox, Megan Gilmore presents a collection of 100 satisfying, family-friendly recipes developed with speed, convenience, and optimum digestion in mind. Because enjoying what you eat on a daily basis is crucial to maintaining health goals, these recipes for comfort food favorites--from Freezer Waffles, Sloppy Joe-Stuffed Sweet Potatoes, and Cheesy Garlic Breadsticks to Deep Dish Chocolate Chip Cookies and Pumpkin Bars with Maple Pecan Glaze--taste just as good as their traditional counterparts. By addressing the reasons people fail to stick to a healthy diet--"I'm too busy to cook," "Healthy food is expensive," "I have a family of picky eaters to feed," "If it's good for me, it probably won't taste good or fill me up"--this beautifully packaged and artfully photographed book gives readers no excuse to not eat well year-round.
Finally, a book for players who want to go the extra mile to improve their game. Charlie Inverso has put together several outstanding drills that you can do on your own or with one or two friends outside of the team training environment. Skill is at a premium in todays game but because of the dominance and time demands of formal team training and the multitude of activities available outside of soccer, youth players often miss out on the advantages of playing soccer on their own. The importance of ball mastery in soccer is undeniable and the best way to achieve it is through playing as much as possible. This book offers effective and fun skill drills you can use to get your game to the next level! Also included is a section on Fitness Training with detailed preseason programs for running, weight training and plyometrics.
Want to energise your life? Need a bit more get up and go? Fed up with the Friday night collaspse or the 4 o’clock wobbles? Never have the energy to seize the day? We all have the potential for boundless energy and Alyssa Abbey is here to show us how to unleash it. Kiss goodbye to the exhausted evenings flopped on the sofa and say hello to life, love and happiness. Learn how to banish those excuses and increase your physical, intellectual, emotional and spiritual energy. Stop Making Excuses and Start Living With Energy is packed with worksheets, questionnaires and top tips to help you compile a practical and realistic plan for vitality and happiness. At last, simple answers to making busy people feel better!
The business leader's guide to creating a great workplace from the Great Place to Work Institute In this follow-up guide to The Great Workplace, experts from Great Place to Work® Institute, Inc. reveal the most common excuses managers use for why they can't create a great workplace. Authors Jennifer Robin and Michael Burchell poke holes in every single excuse. Whether the reasons involve the organization's leadership, employees, environment, or any other factor, the authors explain that if managers lead people properly, they can create a great workplace. The authors explore how managers can interrupt their own negative thought patterns and instead create lasting change, and they describe how great workplaces have surmounted very real difficulties with aplomb. Includes case studies, stories, tips, and tools for managers who want to transform their organizations From the experts at the Great Place to Work, a global research, consulting, and training firm that operates in nearly 50 countries Proves that any and every organization can change for the better when managers have the right tools and mindset Creating a place where people want to work and want to succeed is the primary key to success for every manager. No Excuses shows that managers in any organization can transform their workplace—if they'll only get out of their own way first.
What did the maths teacher order for dessert? Pi. Why was the ghost of Anne Boleyn always running after the ghost of Henry VIII ? She was trying to get a head. PUPIL: Miss, would you punish me for something I didn't do? TEACHER: Of course not. PUPIL: Good, because I didn't do my homework. Illustrated throughout in black and white by Nigel Baines - who also illustrates the Mitch Symons' trivia books.
Sophie does not want to do her homework, a research report on polar bears. Bor-ing. They're big. They eat things. They're mean. What else is there to say about them anyway? As it turns out, plenty. And when a polar bear named Olafur swoops her away to the Arctic, she soon learns all about the playful bear' habits and habitat—from glacier mice to the northern lights—and, despite her first reservations, she finds herself not just interested but excited about the Arctic. When the two are swept out to sea on an iceberg, Sophie' new knowledge and knack for creative thinking pay off in a big way: she calls a whale to their aid! Inspired by her journey, she' ready to return home and take another swing at her assignment, this time with gusto.