The Homework Myth by Alfie Kohn +

The Homework Myth: Why Our Kids Get Too Much of a Bad Thing by Alfie Kohn
Requirements: ePUB /PDF Reader, 1.2 MB
Overview: Death and taxes come later; what seems inevitable for children is the idea that, after spending the day at school, they must then complete more academic assignments at home. The predictable results: stress and conflict, frustration and exhaustion. Parents respond by reassuring themselves that at least the benefits outweigh the costs. But what if they don’t? In The Homework Myth, nationally known educator and parenting expert Alfie Kohn systematically examines the usual defenses of homework–that it promotes higher achievement, "reinforces" learning, and teaches study skills and responsibility. None of these assumptions, he shows, actually passes the test of research, logic, or experience. So why do we continue to administer this modern cod liver oil–or even demand a larger dose? Kohn’s incisive analysis reveals how a mistrust of children, a set of misconceptions about learning, and a misguided focus on competitiveness have all left our kids with less free time and our families with more conflict. Pointing to parents who have fought back–and schools that have proved educational excellence is possible without homework–Kohn shows how we can rethink what happens during and after school in order to rescue our families and our children’s love of learning.
Genre: Non-fiction | Education

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Solomon’s Temple: Myth, Conflict, and Faith


Solomon’s Temple: Myth, Conflict, and Faith
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The Myth of the Andalusian Paradise by Darío Fernández-Morera

The Myth of the Andalusian Paradise: Muslims, Christians, and Jews under Islamic Rule in Medieval Spain by Dario Fernandez-Morera
Requirements: .ePUB reader, 716 kb
Overview: In this book, Northwestern University scholar Darío Fernández-Morera tells the full story of Islamic Spain. The Myth of the Andalusian Paradise shines light on hidden history by drawing on an abundance of primary sources that scholars have ignored, as well as archaeological evidence only recently unearthed.

This supposed beacon of peaceful coexistence began, of course, with the Islamic Caliphate’s conquest of Spain. Far from a land of religious tolerance, Islamic Spain was marked by religious and therefore cultural repression in all areas of life and the marginalization of Christians and other groups-all this in the service of social control by autocratic rulers and a class of religious authorities.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History

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Fraudulent Conversion: The Myth Of Moscow’s Change …

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The Porn Myth by Matt Fradd

The Porn Myth: Exposing the Reality Behind the Fantasy of Pornography by Matt Fradd
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 158.0 MB
Overview: The Porn Myth is a non-religious response to the commonly held belief that pornography is a harmless or even beneficial pastime. Author Matt Fradd draws on the experience of porn performers and users, and the expertise of neurologists, sociologists, and psychologists to demonstrate that pornography is destructive to individuals, relationships, and society. He provides insightful arguments, supported by the latest scientific research, to discredit the fanciful claims used to defend and promote pornography. This book explains the neurological reasons porn is addictive, helps individuals learn how to be free of porn, and offers real help to the parents and the spouses of porn users. Because recent research on pornography’s harmful effects on the brain validates the experiences of countless porn users, there is a growing wave of passionate individuals trying to change the pro-porn cultural norm-by inspiring others to pursue real love and to avoid its hollow counterfeit. Matt Fradd and this book are part of that movement, which is aiding the many men and women who are seeking a love untainted by warped perceptions of intimacy and rejecting the influence of porn in their lives.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction Social & Cultural Studies, Social Science, Pornography

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The Porn Myth by Matt Fradd

The Porn Myth: Exposing the Reality Behind the Fantasy of Pornography by Matt Fradd
Requirements: .MP3 reader, 158.0 MB
Overview: The Porn Myth is a non-religious response to the commonly held belief that pornography is a harmless or even beneficial pastime. Author Matt Fradd draws on the experience of porn performers and users, and the expertise of neurologists, sociologists, and psychologists to demonstrate that pornography is destructive to individuals, relationships, and society. He provides insightful arguments, supported by the latest scientific research, to discredit the fanciful claims used to defend and promote pornography. This book explains the neurological reasons porn is addictive, helps individuals learn how to be free of porn, and offers real help to the parents and the spouses of porn users. Because recent research on pornography’s harmful effects on the brain validates the experiences of countless porn users, there is a growing wave of passionate individuals trying to change the pro-porn cultural norm-by inspiring others to pursue real love and to avoid its hollow counterfeit. Matt Fradd and this book are part of that movement, which is aiding the many men and women who are seeking a love untainted by warped perceptions of intimacy and rejecting the influence of porn in their lives.
Genre: Audiobooks > Non-Fiction Social & Cultural Studies, Social Science, Pornography

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The Maestro Myth by Norman Lebrecht

The Maestro Myth: Great Conductors in Pursuit of Power by Norman Lebrecht
Requirements: .PDF reader, 12.4 MB
Overview: In this masterpiece on the masters of music, Lebrecht enthralls readers with his insightful look into the lives and careers of the world’s most celebrated conductors. of photos.
Genre: Non-Fiction > General

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All The Rage: Mothers Fathers and The Myth of Equal Partnership [Audiobook]

All The Rage: Mothers Fathers and The Myth of Equal Partnership [Audiobook]

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Not a Chance: The Myth of Chance in Modern Science and Cosmology


Not a Chance: The Myth of Chance in Modern Science and Cosmology
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Not a Chance: The Myth of Chance in Modern Science and Cosmology


Not a Chance: The Myth of Chance in Modern Science and Cosmology
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Myth Adventures via Robert Asprin Jody Lynn Nye

Myth Adventures via Robert Asprin Jody Lynn Nye

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The Myth of the Untroubled Therapist by Marie Adams (.pdf)

The Myth of the Untroubled Therapist: Private life, Professional Practice by Marie Adams
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Overview: Therapists are often expected to be immune to the kind of problems that they help clients through. This book serves to demonstrate that this is certainly not the case: they are no more resistant to difficult and unexpected personal circumstances than anyone else. In this book Marie Adams looks into the kind of problems that therapists can be afraid to face in their own lives, including divorce, bereavement, illness, depression and anxiety and uses the experience of others to examine the best ways of dealing with them.

The Myth of the Untroubled Therapist looks at the lives of forty practitioners to learn how they coped during times of personal strife. CBT, psychoanalytic, integrative and humanistic therapists from an international array of backgrounds were interviewed about how they believed their personal lives affected their work with clients. Over half admitted to suffering from depression since entering the profession and many continued practising while ill or under great stress. Some admitted to using their work as a ‘buffer’ against their personal circumstances in an attempt to avoid focusing on their own pain. Using clinical examples, personal experience, research literature and the voices of the many therapists interviewed, Adams challenges mental health professionals to take a step back and consider their own well-being as a vital first step to promoting insight and change in those they seek to help.

Linking therapists’ personal histories to their choice of career, The Myth of the Untroubled Therapist pinpoints some of the key elements that may serve, and sometimes undermine, counsellors working in private practice or mental health settings. The book is ideal for counsellors and psychotherapists as well as social workers and those working within any kind of helping profession.
Genre: Non-Fiction > Health, Fitness & Medical

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Intende, Lector – Echoes of Myth, Religion and Ritual in the Ancient Novel

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Intende, Lector – Echoes Of Myth, Religion …

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