The START Leadership Workbook is a companion to the book START: Lead Well, Be Well, Do Well. It contains the processes, worksheets, and methods of START's universal leadership approach, adapted specifically for parents of Pre K to College age kids. The processes and methods work together to create an affirmative family culture that actively develops essential leadership skills in your kids--the skills they need to thrive in a highly competitive world.
What do you get when you combine a humor writer with a kindergarten class? You get fairy tale gold, that's what. Author Marc Schmatjen visits the Ruhkala Elementary kindergartners once a week over the course of each school year to cook up collaborative fairy tales. The literary recipe is simple: Start with a "Once upon a time," add twenty or so wild and incredible imaginations, throw in a pinch of structure and direction, and marinate for twenty minutes on the color carpet. This ongoing project began almost by accident, but the results have proven magically delicious. Bon appetit!"
This work approaches the modern phenomenon of online dating, examining the ways people make use of its technical and social potential. In particular, the users' mate preferences, choices, strategies, and interactions are analyzed using the innovative method of click-stream observations and web-questionnaire data. For the purpose of these analyses, two major theories are used - an explicit theory of individual mate choice, and the more general relational theory developed by Pierre Bourdieu, which helps to highlight the social structures both underlying and resulting from mating online. Results show that online dating is not a partner marker free from social structure, but that the traditional social conditions found offline are also reproduced in this virtual setting. In contrast to the picture drawn by media discourse and advertising, online dating represents a partner market which fulfills the promise of happiness in a socially differential way.
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