I am the author of the recently released, "Journey to the M.A. Degree: Educational Psychology and Literacy" in soft cover and ebook. This CONTENT pa...more I am the author of the recently released, "Journey to the M.A. Degree: Educational Psychology and Literacy" in soft cover and ebook. This CONTENT page was not included in my book. Also, the sub-title caption on the cover is amiss. Updates and revisions will make my first educational-memoir more enjoyable. Five Stars for what I accomplished and edited. I photographed the bookshelf for my front cover and included an interesting bio for the back cover. ENJOY!
Charlotte M. Liebel
JOURNEY TO THE M.A. DEGREE EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY AND LITERACY by Charlotte M. Liebel, M.Ed.
PART ONE - MY STORY ABOUT A COLLEGE EDUCATION COLLEGE COURSES TO EXPLORE History, Psychology, English
PART TWO - MARK TWAIN [7-Chapters]
* INTRODUCTION ~ MARK TWAIN: HISTORIAN-PHILOSOPHER
PART THREE - EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY & LITERACY
* Poetry: Gemini, My Dad, The Desire of My Heart, An Humble Man
PART FOUR - ADVANCED EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
* FAMILY LITERACY DEVELOPMENT FOR SELF-EFFICACY * DESIGN FOR LEARNING STUDENTS * ACADEMIC LITERACY TUTORING
Introduction: The goal of Family Literacy Development, an educational program to become a whole family educational entity, is to educate and promote public awareness of new avenues to educate students. There is a relationship between levels of academic achievement and deficit achievement that families are not equipped to manage.
PART FIVE - ADVANCED EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
* EMOTIONAL & SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT IN EARLY CHILDHOOD
1. Initiative Versus Guilt: Self-Development & Self-esteem in Early Childhood 2. Children can handle critical psychological conflict during preschool years
* EMOTIONAL AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT IN MIDDLE CHILDHOOD
1. Family Influences in Middle Childhood 2. Parents continue to be an influence in their child’s upbringing 3. School-age children test their cognitive skills to negotiate 4. Emotional Development in Middle Childhood 5. School-age children understand internal signals and the apparent connection to their external surroundings and feelings
PART SIX - ADVANCED EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY & LITERACY [10 Lessons]
* THE COMPOSITION WRITING SERIES:
ENGLISH LITERACY FOR COLLEGE ADULTS
English As A Second Language Option Each of the Lessons is a teacher planning guide and outline for developing adult-level college English reading and writing literacy through composition writing.
[Initial instructions for Portfolio Planning* of course work: ENGLISH studies at the Community College level.]
Agenda - Travel Theme Lesson 1 Travel to Africa - Introduction to Writing Lesson 2 Travel to Spain - Higher Order Thinking Skills Lesson 3 Exploring English Surnames - Critical Thinking Lesson 4 Modes of Travel - Persuasive and Descriptive Writing Lesson 5 Travel to the Ultimate Abyss - Mythical Writing Lesson 6 Travel with the Story Teller - Biographical Writing Lesson 7 Travel in Outer Space - Author Enrichment Talks Lesson 8 Travel to New Orleans - Creating an Imagined Trip Lesson 9 Visiting Alaska - Discovering the City of Anchorage Lesson 10 World Travel - Landmarks, Maps, Ideas, Portfolio
PART SEVEN - SOCIAL COGNITIVE THEORY
* ADVANCED EDUCATIONAL PSYCHOLOGY
Factors of performance are: Motivation Interest Incentives Perceived need Physical state Social pressures Competitive activities
PART EIGHT - STORY HIGHLIGHTS [5-Chapters]
* SHARLET THE LIBERAL LASS: Defy Male & Female Chores * A MOMENT IN TIME: Raising a Teenager * REVOLUTIONARY ROAD - Movie Review: Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Kate Winslet * Welcome to Mr. Frank’s Roofing - Consultant Services: Business Announcement * The power of Prayer is working!!!
This is a fast-moving, mesmerizing story because of the author’s elaborate and inferred attempts to support numerous theories. 'LINCOLN’S DIARY' by D.L. Fowler presents hidden characteristics for President Abraham Lincoln, intrigue, murder, politics and California travel on California city streets. Who are the women who knew of Lincoln’s Diary? Who are the men who killed for the Diary yet they had never seen it? Where is the Diary hidden?
On May 7, 1893, in Martinsburg, West Virginia, Colonel Lamon who was President Lincoln’s friend and bodyguard lay dying firmly grasping Lincoln’s private diary. Lincoln had sent Lamon on a mission prior to his assassination on April 14, 1865. The news devastates the Colonel so he keeps his diary upon his death rather than destroy it. What secrets did Lincoln record? Did he suspect international players? Did Post Traumatic Stress Disorder [PTSD] cause his death?
Events, on an October day of 2010, take a turn for Sarah Sue Morgan when her mom dies. Grandma Cassie Morgan leaves her home to daughter Jennifer Morgan and, for a while, Sarah lives with her mom – but that is a hassle. College life gives her a reason to leave home. Mystery surrounds the lives of the Morgan women as none married. Finally, Sarah climbs the stairs to the forbidden attic to get some answers about her family. She is not disappointed.
Sarah reads Grandma Cassie’s journal and she tearfully learns about Grandpa Lake who died and sent a package supporting their talks about President Lincoln. Sarah mourns for her lost childhood and, upon closing the yellowing pages of her journal, finds a crisp laserjet paper.
Time to make a move. Evidence mounts. Lincoln’s diary had probably made it to Grandma Cassie’s and Sarah’s mom had sold an unidentified document for $10,000. Grandma Cassie’s journal provided names. Sarah must find the agent for the collector. She goes online and finds phone numbers for the Huntington Library, San Marino, CA. More contacts appear at the University of Redlands. She calls Dr. Burgess, curator at the Lincoln Shrine, Redlands. Jackson Andrews, a rare books dealer gives her Dr. Thomas Moran’s location.
On the plane, Sarah reads print-outs of Dr. Moran. Then, upon landing, picks up a rental car, heads to her motel, and experiences the California freeways referred to as ‘amateur NASCAR tracks.’
Next morning, Sarah is up early and delights at the crisp air with no freeway smog. A blue eyed bronze faced research assistant named Elliot sits at a desk in the mini-office of Dr.Thomas Moran who is on leave. Sarah persuades Elliot that she needs to meet him and deliver a Lincoln poem in her possession. He looks over the poem and agrees. The appointment is set and he gives her Moran’s address and phone number.
Sarah drives to the Lincoln Shrine but it is closed. Next she checks out the route to Dr. Moran’s home on GPS. Just as she finds the narrow driveway, a car speeds out. Sarah assumes it’s the Professor. Curiosity consumes her and she hurriedly parks and walks to the house. Her attempts to break-in fail but she looks through the glass of the French doors to find Dr. Moran’s home office in disarray.
Sarah breaks for lunch and returns for her appointment. She finds Dr. Moran’s home humming with police cars. Yellow crime scene tape is in place and Detective Glen Hetherington, Homicide Detail approaches her. Sarah explains that her quest had to do with Lincoln documents and a check delivered to her mother. She had an appointment and came by earlier. She mentioned a car speeding out the drive. Prior to excusing Sarah, Detective Hetherington relates a story about his retired uncle, “…a homicide cop in Pasadena.” He finds a connection in both cases.
Later, Sarah is considered a suspect for the murder of Moran, and Federal Agents want her journal and Lincoln’s Diary. She meets hooded railroad (RR) Barons, and exchanges cell phone messages with unknowns. Her motel is raided, she gets threatening calls and runs for her life is in danger. Sarah is savvy about PayPal, uses it for money transfers. And pre-paid cell phones are handy. She even makes new friendships with strangers. Watch for several more surprises from the middle and towards the end of the book. Of course, there are several murders to solve and a Diary to find.
The novel ‘LINCOLN’S DIARY’ by D.L. Fowler is a page-turner, an amazing mystery, excellent details, suitable for college, politics, history buffs, mystery and intrigue lovers. The book and ebook are available at all booksellers.
Hope, Trust, forgiveness – characteristics of lovers in a growing relationship. What if emotions are tainted with guilt, regret, and remorse by new partners? Such is the Harlequin story by Linda Style, THE MISTAKE SHE MADE, nominated by Romantic Times for the Best SuperRomance of the Year!
Tragedy happens almost as soon as vindication in prison for a crime that Linc Crusoe never committed. Impossible as it seems, Linc spends years in a tinderbox prison where hoods take-up residence and murder their cellmates. Daily journals of his innocence are ripped away by Snake who instigates and lands treacherous punches with the guard watching. Instead of freedom, Crusoe is traumatized and when he finally becomes conscious his memory is gone.
A lovely blond-haired Tori Amhearst appears to be his sole visitor in the hospital as he comes out of his coma. Tori has learned that Linc Crusoe’s DNA tests prove him innocent against evidence gathered at his trial where he was convicted of her rape 10-years ago. The news is unbearable because she identified him as her assailant. How can she forgive herself and the mistake she made?
Linc becomes attached to Tori as she continues her hospital visits. Soon, they learn he might be released. But without friends or money this presents both a problem and need for a solution. Tori offers to help him get started; after all, he’s in a wheelchair and can’t work. He’s reluctant. Prideful. Finally, Tori sets-up a convoluted temporary plan to help Linc. It might work and Tori, as yet, had not told Linc about their connection. This causes her total anxiety.
There is mystery and a secret past between Tori and Lincoln Crusoe that was interrupted during their high school days. In fact, Tori’s best friend Serena and she share other secrets that will develop into new suspense. Tori and Linc’s new attraction becomes new love for both. Delicate, gentle, and romantic scenes touch a deep yearning for this couple so that readers feel the passion of their romance during an unexpected outing.
As luck would have it, Linc is picked-up for a crime linked to a different investigation. Lincoln Crusoe is again in jail. This is so alarming because he has an alibi. He’s been with Tori.
However, it is all too soon that Linc learns of Tori’s cover-up and a break-up ensues. New fears for Tori emerge to destroy her peace since the real rapist is still loose. Prepare for the twists and turns that develop in an emotionally charged ending.
Ventura, CA. - Valerie Temple lives in Ventura, where you will find "Clay Track Middens," a public arts project done by the artist along the Ventura...more Ventura, CA. - Valerie Temple lives in Ventura, where you will find "Clay Track Middens," a public arts project done by the artist along the Ventura River Trail. The trash receptacle project shows clay panels with bass relief animal sculptures.
FANTASY AUTHOR IS ENVIRONMENTALIST – Reviewed by Charlotte Liebel, M.Ed.(c)2009 The symbolic story and drawings Valerie Temple wrote for children will stretch their imaginations. The book Mud Witch Boy of Ghost Canyon, at Amazon and Barnes & Noble and other bookstores, is fantasy that touches the fringes of evolution and creation by a young Valerie born in Colorado. She developed stories as she created sculpted figures out of mud-clay. Ms. Temple, who lives in Ventura, published her book in 2009, soon after completing art courses at Ventura Community College and graduate studies at the University of California in Santa Barbara.
Children will learn that grandparents keep memories alive when families get too busy to appreciate traditions. They will learn that our environment suffers when forests are destroyed and towns vanish. Readers will be reminded that children are not all alike and some are orphans. In fact, dreams that once were part of a child’s hopes can be lost. And life finds a void without a forest of trees and memories and dreams. Mud Witch Boy learns of the people’s problems and understands them but has a language all his own so they do not communicate.
The book starts with the creation of a primitive little boy in the wilderness who wanders to the prehistoric town of ancestors who are cave-dwellers. Each chapter begins with introductions about the boy in soulful poetry and illustrations. Mud Witch Boy is from nature and communicates with grunts like children reared in the wilderness among animals, a feral child. Animals are friendly toward him because he is like them in his behaviors, smelling and scratching.
Each day, the boy is growing more intelligent and trying to learn to act differently. However, the depravity of these people soon surfaces. We see that they floundered into greed and wastefulness. The joys they could have were lost and disappeared with their former culture. They trick the trusting boy and animals and in such chaos they run away. For a while, the boy stays away from the townspeople and hides.
When Mud Witch Boy returns he must teach these people what is missing in their lives. With great effort, Mud Witch Boy leads the children and adults to restore the trees and return people to dreams with the help of nature and the animals who contribute their gifts of knowledge.
The story of Mud Witch Boy of Ghost Canyon is inspirational and heartwarming and suitable to people of all ages. Order the book at all booksellers. Available in soft cover and ebook.
Author Gale Laure chose a nearly impossible murder mystery, Evolution of a Sad Woman: The story of Kizzy, as her Debut Novel. Be aware of a most fascinating beauty and her adventures of enormous propositions. Get ready for the unexplained shock of the demise of the emerald-green-eyed, flowing long hair, and gentle spirited Kizzy and prepare to shudder in the very first chapter of this novel. In this story, detectives yield to overwhelming circumstances that describe in detail a heinous murder that leaves audiences weak. Gale Laure captivates her readers with twists and turns for a suspenseful murder mystery.
What is known about Kizzy is that ever since childhood dealt her a mean set of circumstances Kizzy cannot seem to find a joyful path toward love. Kizzy seems drawn to inappropriate dysfunctional men. This is probably due to Kizzy’s feelings of missed bonding with her mother who dies when she is a child. In a few years, she loses her father. Thereafter, Kizzy seems psychologically bound to lose sight of right and wrong behaviors. She is a passionate teen and her first love, unfortunately, leaves for college never to return. Thereafter, she has more affairs that are complicated.
Her search is all too common. For lost souls who venture into dangerous circumstances seek great love. She continually disappears from those whom she can trust to cultivate relationships with people she can’t control.
Readers begin to understand Kizzy’s personality after back stories unfold as each of her lovers reveal their story. Kizzy is a strong willed young woman who leaves all the men before they leave her. She makes the rules or so we the viewers believe. What we don’t understand or know are her reasons. Why?
Kizzy travels in questionable circles from the U.S. to foreign territories. Is she running from or into danger for an adventure? Is she on a mission of unknown proportions? All these questions are in the realm of Kizzy’s impossible motives.
The psychological thriller is one that even crusty detectives heave over. It’s an outrageous murder. It’s gross in the details and the phenomenal content of the storyline is passionate in producing quality. What human creature could do such a horrible act? What did Kizzy do to deserve such an exit? This is a tough death to solve so the reader must be alert to the few clues available. In addition, Kizzy leaves vague clues to inform only her most loving admirers, her best friends, how to find her personal possessions. She trusts that together they will not disappoint her.
The reader gets caught-up in the thorough descriptions and minute details as detectives and Kizzy’s five loves enter her residence to investigate her death. They decide how inexplicably difficult it would be to break into her 28th floor apartment. Once inside, they see her expensive drawings are pulled from the walls and the backs are slit as though looking for a document or small hidden item. Her answering machine doesn’t work because a battery is missing. Each of her friends recognizes an item known only to them.
In death, Kizzy leaves a haunting memory of her life. She may have had to relinquish the men she loved in life but never would she release them in death. For to abandon them when she died would not be her kind of justice. Even as a child, Kizzy knows that people who hurt her, “…have to pay…” In the same way, those she loved would always love her. Nobody would get away from her passionate characteristics.
Eloisa James is the author of A Kiss at Midnight delivering a spicy dialogue in historically challenged fairy tales of London castles among several generations of the elite class and foreigners. For those of us inclined to dismiss the melancholy adaptation of Cinderella as a dimwitted pastime, imagine what you’re missing and revolutionize your imagination. Are not some of the most brilliant tales the object of fantasies remarkably told by ancient authors?
Pause to reflect upon Kate - the darling of this Avon Historical Romance. The reader experiences the grand manner of an earl’s granddaughter subjected to the loss of both father and mother. Kate is born to a loving family that is suddenly taken from her life. Thrown into a new family, Kate is to be raised by the wiles of an arrogant and uncouth step-mother - her father’s new wife. She has two daughters of her own and is ignorant of showing affection to Kate - a most intelligent person in her own right - who handles duties of the household.
A facial infection dampens her step-sister’s beauty just as she is about to attend the prince’s invitational ball to receive his approval of his nephew’s fiance. The step-mother requires Kate to impersonate her step-sister and to attend the prince’s event with her step-sister’s fiance.
The event becomes complicated. For one thing, Kate is not a raving beauty, though pretty, nor is her figure as well-endowed as her step-sister’s. Clothes must be altered, wigs must be assigned, glass slippers - a trademark - must be ordered. So much to do - so little time.
The guests arrive at the royal palace and mingle. The occasion lasts for several days. Unexpectedly, Kate’s godmother arrives and recognizes a family resemblance. They bond after she sees through her disguise and Kate’s family background surfaces for a big surprise because her godmother knows her family history.
To complicate matters even more, romance blossoms between Kate and the prince who is, incidentally, betrothed. The prince is charming when he wishes and rude on a whim. So Kate, an independent thinker and outspoken, holds her tongue to represent her step-sister’s gentler personality. She has similar attitudes as the prince and, on occasion, she blurts out tart remarks and displays a surprising intelligence and wit. The prince and she struggle to keep apart but he finds her so attractive that his spoiled upbringing ignores his better judgment and flirts with her.
Dialogue is spontaneous and charming. The story has moments of wit, and foolish and comic scenes. The novel A Kiss at Midnight by Eloisa James is artistic and spirited. Expect to laugh and cry in one sentence as the flavor of language and moments of nostalgia break your heart for the young heroine’s plight. She has developed strength and courage. This young lady does not fear nor easily weep. Prepare to be charmed.
Imagine the scene wherein the Prince cannot restrain his amorous advances and takes the lovely Kate into his arms. She observes that the “wild energy she felt in him poured into his kiss, into a demand that she had no hope of denying.” Can love be like this as she fights desire but cannot quite stop the inevitable. “She thought kissing was about a brush of the lips, but this....felt like silk and fire.” In fact, “He tasted like fire.” And without further contemplation, we read that “She leaned into it, opened her mouth, feeling a tremor go down her back again.”
The remarkably contrived language of people of different classes and countries meet at the palace and conversationally surprise the interests of men, women, and audiences. To this extent, the storyteller holds readers captive with juicy gossip, sibling rivalry, romantic banter, steamy scenes, and seductive moods. The art of conversation has the distinction of moving the story fast and with interest. A Kiss at MidnightEloisa JamesEloisa James(less)