A special 20th anniversary edition of the beloved international bestseller that changed millions of lives Maybe it was a grandparent, or a teacher, or a colleague. Someone older, patient and wise, who understood you when you were young and searching, helped you see the world as a more profound place, gave you sound advice to help you make your way through it. For Mitch Albom, that person was Morrie Schwartz, his college professor from nearly twenty years ago. Maybe, like Mitch, you lost track of this mentor as you made your way, and the insights faded, and the world seemed colder. Wouldn't you like to see that person again, ask the bigger questions that still haunt you, receive wisdom for your busy life today the way you once did when you were younger? Mitch Albom had that second chance. He reconnected with Morrie in the last months of the older man's life. Knowing he was dying, Morrie visited with Mitch in his study every Tuesday, just as they used to back in college. Their rekindled relationship turned into one final "class:" lessons in how to live. Tuesdays with Morrie is a magical chronicle of their time together, through which Mitch shares Morrie's lasting gift with the world.
THE STORY: TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE is the autobiographical story of Mitch Albom, an accomplished journalist driven solely by his career, and Morrie Schwartz, his former college professor. Sixteen years after graduation, Mitch happens to catch Morrie's
有鑒於過往國內英語文教學的僵化及過於注重支離破碎的語言分析，此書以全語文(Whole Language)的理論為基礎，加上羅傑斯(Carl Rogers)以人為中心的教育理念，以及弗雷勒(Paulo Freire)的解放型教育(Education of Liberation)，以期提供成人學習英語文讀寫的另一種嚐試。全語文強調語言的整體性及語言學習的不可分割性。認為語言學習的最佳狀態是聽、說、讀、寫同時並行，且完整的故事內容優於片段的單句練習。此外，全語文強調有意義的學習必須是學習內容與學生的背景、生活、興趣密切相關。同樣地，羅傑斯的人本主義教育觀，認為學習者是一切學習的中心，教學者應尊重學習者，視學習者為獨特的個體並充滿潛在的能力。弗雷勒(Paulo Freire)的解放型教育(Education of Liberation)也認為學習者有潛在的能力，尤其是成人學生。成人學生有豐富的人生經驗及專業背景，這些資源應被尊重。因此，學生可以是老師的老師，老師也可以是學生的學生。弗雷勒(Paulo Freire)主張學習應是一種持續對談的關係，學習者透過與自身、環境、社會的持續對談，思考、批判、並應用所學。基於上述的理論，不難認定英文寫作是學習者內在思想的呈現，而非單單字句組合的練習。寫作者必須對他想呈現的思想內容有興趣或有意見，才有可能竭盡所能搜尋恰當的字眼，以表達他的想法。因此，英文寫作課程是否也能提供這樣的學習彈性和空間，讓學習者選擇自己關注的議題，進行閱讀、討論、寫作分享，並在這過程中提升英文寫作的能力，就成為本書所關注的主要議題。【秀威資訊科技股份有限公司製作】
In times of constant change, adaptive leadership is critical. This Harvard Business Review collection brings together the seminal ideas on how to adapt and thrive in challenging environments, from leading thinkers on the topic—most notably Ronald A. Heifetz of the Harvard Kennedy School and Cambridge Leadership Associates. The Heifetz Collection includes two classic books: Leadership on the Line, by Ron Heifetz and Marty Linsky, and The Practice of Adaptive Leadership, by Heifetz, Linsky, and Alexander Grashow. Also included is the popular Harvard Business Review article, “Leadership in a (Permanent) Crisis,” written by all three authors. Available together for the first time, this collection includes full digital editions of each work. Adaptive leadership is a practical framework for dealing with today’s mix of urgency, high stakes, and uncertainty. It has been used by individuals, organizations, businesses, and governments worldwide. In a world of challenging environments, adaptive leadership serves as a guide to distinguishing the essential from the expendable, beginning the meaningful process of adaption, and changing the status quo. Ronald A. Heifetz is a cofounder of the international leadership and consulting practice Cambridge Leadership Associates (CLA) and the founding director of the Center for Public Leadership at the Harvard Kennedy School. He is renowned worldwide for his innovative work on the practice and teaching of leadership. Marty Linsky is a cofounder of CLA and has taught at the Kennedy School for more than twenty-five years. Alexander Grashow is a Senior Advisor to CLA, having previously held the position of CEO.
Tuesdays with Morrie (1997) by Mitch Albom is a memoir that describes visits he made to his former professor, Morrie Schwartz, while Morrie was dying of ALS in 1995. In 1979, at his college graduation, Mitch runs into his favorite college professor, Morrie… Purchase this in-depth summary to learn more.
We have been honored to work with a multitude of gifted thinkers, writers, and editors. We present these essays as their offering-and ours-to the blessed ministry of preaching." -From the introduction by David L. Bartlett and Barbara Brown Taylor --Book Jacket.
For everyone who enjoyed the inspiration and wisdom of Morrie Schwartz in Mitch Albom's moving best-seller Tuesdays with Morrie, here is Morrie's own book, presenting the philosophies by which he triumphantly lived, even as he faced the end of his life. For decades Morrie engaged his Brandeis University students in the importance of community and involvement in life. Ever the teacher, in his last year, as his battle with the fatal illness amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), or Lou Gehrig's Disease, gradually weakened him, he appeared on three memorable "Nightline" programs with Ted Koppel, simply titled "Morrie," and captivated millions of viewers across the country with his spirit and compassion. Before he died, Morrie finished the manuscript for this book, which was originally titled Letting Go. He saw it as his greatest teaching opportunity. Whether you or a loved one is healthy or ill, young or old, there is invaluable wisdom here that can enrich your life. From "handling frustration" and "reaching acceptance" to "relating to others" and "being kind to yourself," Morrie's life-affirming insights help you take stock of where you are now and where you may want to be. Morrie: In His Own Words will have a lasting impact on whoever reads it. It is Morrie's invaluable legacy to us all.
Having the bad luck to die the night before the Oscars after having finally been nominated, self-obsessed movie star Tyler Johnes bargains with a heavenly gatekeeper to allow him to return to Earth for the Academy Awards ceremony to see if he won.